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All conr-i.;,;. awi:ij..!i:.'.j I i.. charily lor p;.1-:... : faith :i til.- i...-t OIK .-! 'e OI '.I . :is f '!" ties 1::it s'loii'd he :: :,ii'i !.'! :i!:!Nr; i: -t nr i !i, i" l c. ii' iii-c ! ri i i I 'the ritlr. Write only on i". "i-f i.srl ;;. ii l iivful, m giving ,.u: .- am! lei, to have all u tters or ligure.- j.i.ii.i ; di.-tii;.-t. I'ersoiml juul Tdternry. Mr. JJi-ivslon.! Hope. M. 1, who tcn- ll01Vfl In flii ti ivirili!o . Kwm.-,,. .1 uiwii.c i ui-Miicu id iri;inT mi ueciv oi a vessel j statue of .stonewall .Taekson, has just de- J currying a eargo liable to spontaneous j Yesterday afternoon a man who had clined an invitation of Gov. Kemper to be I combustion tin amount of heat generated ' heon beaten in a law.-nir stood at the cer piesent at it-an veiling. , in the earro. Tints timely warnin"" of 1 H- of diswold Street and .Justice Alley llistori is traveling around the coun- J danger may be given. The San Francisco try shaking hands and bidding eveiy body I Hoard of .Marine Surveyers have express-good-bye. She makes about Sl.OOOa night. ' ed their approval of the iiistiutnent, and and that tak- s oil considerable of the aid-, recommended its u-e. nvs n- tin- ihhi:roo,h,n Argus. , The United States Fish Commission Kate hn-r Sprague, upon learning proposes to make an exhibition at the that the library of her lather, the late Philadelphia Centennial of 1S7C of the re rhiei .hi-iiee Chn-e, was lo be sold at auc- j sources ot the United States as derived tion m Washington, has telegraphed from Eurojte forbidding tin; sale. She in tern's to purcha-e it and preserve it in the family. The marriage of Surgeon Until, of the United States Navy, to Miss Waite. daugh- ter ol Clue! Justice aite, will take place in Washington next month. The wed- dinr will be a quiet one private and unostentatious as circumstances will per- ..,: nut. It was at Xew Orleans, durinjr the ex eiJiu event.- of la-t .January, tliat tJen. Phil Sheridan met the daughter of his old fiiend and .-tall" olliet r, (Jeneral lhtcker. and lir-t tok into his jjreat list a little nervous hand and asked if it should be " his for keeps." It is creditable to the physical tough ness ami endurance oi Elizabeth 1 ut tie, : rubber, made in two parts a tunic, with of East lioston. Ma-s.. that at the a' of. hoed anil riows attached, and pantaloons one hundred years -he can ro up two flights : with boots attached. The dress is secured of stair to h-. r bedroom. Eliz ibetti Tut- ' by a water-tirht joint at the waist, and tie also tmdrcsM s and dresses without aid. ohlv the eve-, mouth, and no-e are ex and never has a lire in her room in the i p.i-".d. It'is "mil tted bv means of live friide.-t weather. j small rub s which can he reached couve- A coire-pondent of the Home Journal niently. When the upper chamber i in--jieaks of h.ivmr seen a portrait of (Jeorje I ilated it ntakesa completetdr lillow, upon Eliot, whicli i- in the po-i-es.-ion of her I winch the iiead can re-r. The we arer is Scotch puhli-hers, and occupies a place in i kept dry and comtortable. Swimming is their private olli. e with portraits of other impossible ; but he lies ca-Hy upon his noted authors. It i of lite-size, and rcre- b:ick, and propels himself in any direction senrs an intellectually -rronr woman, al-i by means of a double-bladed paddle. A most masculine in strength a strange sad I small India rubVr bar contains provisions "Xjiression on the countenance. " j and a few needful articles. The I Jew J)r. S. (. Dartlett writes in ! . 1. Indepewirat an anieie entitled, "The ! r , Answers of.ie.-u.O in which he discusses 1 t .January, wntle Aniencan tlior the novel theme of Christ as a humorist. I lll(mi,t,r? wen- regterinir Horn two to He measure- the lacultv of clever retort ,ort.v d-.irrees below zero, in Australia the displayed by .Johnson. iLamb. Tallevrand. i"-r-;ury reacheti 11 degrees in the shade Eincoin, FKniklin and Sheridan, and ar- : :U11 1-,u th;irree.- ui the sun. A very good niesth-.tCiri-t tar snrpas-ed them all in ' " obtained by mixing up hi-sallies that mu.-t have been received : by the crowd with a smile or an ill-sup-; pressed lattirh. at the exnense of the : cn.)es Pey. Davi"! Swing, of (.'hitigo. is de- cribed bv .Mr. Edward Eir-lcsion as hav- ; inx no advantage trom personal appear- i tnce. llis lace is a marked one, but not I handsome. Jie is what Thomas I luirhe- ! would call an "underhung man ;' the prom- j inent lower jaw and the set under-lip give j him an air ol inli-xible re-olutene.--. He has a briirht eye. an intellectual upper ; face, and brown hair that curls a little at the tips." rIr. Bryant turn an epigram as neat ly .-till a il he were but "JO. Here is his e(.ue to The Echo, the little journal of tin Homeopathic Fair, for not furnishing the poem it had claimed: 1 ave my word, dear madam, it is true, At your request to write a verse or two ; I gave it you as frankly a 'twas sought, ud liow'ion chide because I keep it not. Talk not of honor; I am honor's slave; None but a rojjue would keep the thing he jrave. School and Church. California has forbidden making any dill'erenee in teachers salaries on the ground of sex. Cramming, according to Prof. Blackie, of Edinburg. ''is a species of in tellectual too 1. wbi h is neither preceded by appetitu nor followed by digestion.' At the MeUiodistConlerencearispring lield. 3Ia-s., it was recommended that pari-hes provi le libraries of standard works of retereiire. thus relieving pastors of the expense of buying and removing Mich books themselves. This suggestion might weli be adopted by parishes of all denominations. The committees on union appointed b' the Synod- of the English Presbyterian and the lrnited Presbyterian Churches have had a conference in London. The dilliculties in the way of an entire agree ment were discussed, but no satistaclory plan for their removal was suggested. Despite the scarcity of money, the Baptist Home Mission Society has received for the financial year 1.S7-J-7.1, $1(M)0 more than in anv former vear. The total of con tributions has been" $l!)i,0U0. The debt of Sl.l,i;(J0 has been reduced to $1.1,000. The Bapti-t Missionary Union (Foreign) has not fared so well. its receipts have tieen $"241 .000. $20,000 less than in the year pre ceding, and its debt has increased to $5:, 000. The Rhode Island State Medical So ciety recently resolved in favor of the " kiutergarten system;' of physical cul ture and gymnastic exercises in schools; of not suflering children under seven to at tend public schools; of caution in appeals to emulation, especially among girls; and against study out of school as a rule, and more than three hours' close study per day for children under twelve and four for children over twelve. Messrs. Moody and Sankey are not dull at repartee where occasion 'warrants. Often they ask the visitors as they go out how they relished the exercises. A party of fashionable ladies thus addressed were very polite in their replies; one only a handsome woman of about thirty-five, rather strong-minded would not yield readily. To the query " Had she received anv comfort?" she said, to the astonish ment of Mr. M., uXo, she had not." " Was she edified V" No, she was not." uDid she believe in the jjood work?" " No, she did not?" " What was her opinion of the proceeding?" " That it was all a sham and nonsense."' Hereupon the defeated saint rallied his forces and exclaimed, " Let us pray for the elderly female." The attack on "her personal appearance was smart, but the good-looking free-thinker laughed and walked oil. Science mul Industry The present spring is said to be the best one known for years for the seal fish ery on the Newfoundland coast. Keceut- h the steamer Vos arrived at St. John's ! with -lo.OUO seals, the. largest mnnher ever reached his plate over: k- K;ithcr, n hrile brought by one ve.-sel. ' 'of the niixt 'ire in the brown dt.-h, if von It is stated that the Khedive of Egvpt ' please, and a small piece of the prepared has authorized the establishment, under meat." The old gentleman, who is a the direetion of I)r. Sehweinfurth, of age-, plain, matter-ot-lacr man, replied. :e, bi ographical society tor Egvpt. to serve a- 1 loaded nj) the outstretched plate: "We , nhagencv for the encouragement and ! Ikt K have you eonie a visitm' us. Job: . I prosecution of explorations m the south- j but just remember tliat while you're cat- 1 ern part of tin; Egyptian territory. ' m' here it you want hash, say so ; and if A pneumatic thermometer ha been invented bv a citizen ol San I ranci-co. .1.. . .. 1, : 1 ,1. . . I trom its waters, whether sea-coast or in terior. The display will probaby consti tute three principal sections ; lirst, the ap paratus by which the ptoduets of the j waters are secured, manufactured, and i utilized ; second, specimens of the various I spec c.-, either alive or preserved m the i usual manner, whether dried or preserved in alcohol, or represented in ca-t of piaster or other mateiial, suitably " ... 1 ............ .1... .t. colored trom nature; third, the deriva tives lrom the-e spi eies, whether in the torm of prepared food, skins or hides, scale-:, oils, lertilizers. and whatever useful products can lie brought together. The inventor of tin; life-savin-'- dress Paul Bovnton. is Mr.' C.S. Merrimaii. of! traUJino Hospi hi. tor the Insane at (,ol Xew YoVk city. It is ot solid vulcanized u,nb'is' "" OM XK f n lt:; , V.'-nv SUt;l1 clim:lU'":- lamat'awa, the class of '7.") a .Japanese member of in the Yale Scientific School, has left Xew Haven for Tokai. .Japan, to take a po.-ition in the Imperial college. Having amicipau-d uie concluding lK OI 1 1L" '' ami pa-co me exanu- nations, three months before the regular time of graduation. The Bank of France owns a brick for which 1 .()..() francs in specie was paid. It wa- taken from the ruins of a burnt houe, and the image and liguies of a note for 1.000 trancs are. burned, on the surface, transferred by the heat from a real note! Thi.-. brick the bank redeemed on presenta tion, as if it were the note if. -elf. An interesting and probably valuable discovery lias been made at the Bihlio thcjue Xationale in Paris. During the Ea-ier vacation a committee charged with the revision and classification of manu scripts found twenty-one letters of Pob-e-pierre, which are said to contain some startling facts. They are soon to be pub lished. At Coin; a marriage has lately taken place where the bride was one hundred and three years old, the bridegroom sixty. The bride lias had four husbands (and faniilie-) besides the present one The family bv thi-last marri.ige will find it-elf i in a curious relationship" to that bv the ! lir.-t niarriagre. A young boy of fine w'dl. 1 lor in-tance, uncle to an old boy ol seventy-live years of age. The new Paris Opera-house is esti mated to have cost something like $"20, 000.000. hall this sum being for the ground. This s,.,-tns an immense amount, con-idering that, although veiy magnificent, the audience portion of the building, as well as the stage, is regarded as too small. The new Opera-huii-e at Moscow cost only SEoOO.OOO. it is stated, andtheliOiidtn Pojal Italian Opera-house somewhat less than that sum. Two Prus-ian papers state that the authorities have succeeded in tracing and arresting the leading conspirator in the alleged plot against Prince Bismarck's life. IJoth papers assert that, the plot was aiso directed against the Emperor's life. The person arre-ted is said by one journal to be a relative of Mgr. Eedeehowski, the Archbishop of Poseti.and by the other to be related Jo a deceased Archbishop of that city. Odds ami JCnris. A small, red bug is making it lively for the Western grasshoppers. Small red bug, please consider yourself thanked. What'll you take? " Lenime die now," gasped an Ohio farmer. " I've lived to see a woman git thirty-one yards of cloth into one dress, and i'm ready to pull stakes now." How a woman cm keep on talking while she is twisting up her back hair and j has her teeth full of hairpins, is a mystery onr T.r nvtdainnil plained It has come to such a pass in Missouri that a man can't be caught in another man's back yard afcer dark without the load papers giving him a blast half a col umn long. A veteran who raises his little finger occasionally higher than the rest, is of the opinion that the ' crooked " article tastes just as good as the straight tax juice. It i3 reasonably to be supposed, when a gentleman moves the " quevious pres tion, Misser Preserzeut," that he has made some progress in investigating the whisky ring. The average American boy will make a great fuss and complain bitterly that it will spoil his clothes, if a3ked to bring in an armtul of wood for his mother ; but give him a gun, and he will crawl half a mile on his stomach, through a ditch with four inches of water in it, to get a shot at some ciucks. A young man from the interior, who had been visiting abroad, came home re- j cently, and at breakfast remarked. as lie you want .-a-v-anr. cm ior sas-ae. aim not go to spreauiu' on any Brooklyn ' UlIsClV it mv table." and cursed ingii and low. Jie was spout inr awiiy in vehement tones when a law yer asked : "Are you sweat injr at any body in particular? ' "No, blast you, no!" ripped the man. Well, it's too bad to have all that wasted. L wish you would use a few of the Invest and best oaths on Hannibal Hamlin, the man who raised the rates on postage." The man rave it to Hamlin rigid and left for eleven minute, and then the police interfered. Detroit Free Press. IIu; mid Iislmps. Miss Mary Whitney, a beautif-il vounr . i lady of L:m-ii:ir. Iowa, had one of her eve- put out a few days airo by an arrow shot 1 from the bow ol her little brother. Xear New Albion, Towa. the other day. a farmer named did P.ennett, while j planting corn in company with bis ile ! and lurid man. was struck by lightning j and instantly killed. The others -wre ur'. I injured. ' P.v the fallinir of a scall'old at the Cen- ; eis. .iciry iyan. vioei i iioucio aim win. Harmon were killed, and Fred Kuntz am! J I Jen Smith, it is thought, fatally injured, j 'ihey fell a di-tance of eighty-live feet. At Franklin. Ohio, last week, a boiler jin a paper mill exploded with terrible 'force. Xo one wa- instantly killed, but ! eight persons weie seriously wounded. three or four of whom it was thought I would die. The mil! had been lying- idle ! lor several days, aiyl was just beig -tait-j ed when the explosion occurred. i At Torre Haute. Jnd., a few nights since, the infanr of .Jacob May wa 1 strangled by a cat, in bed. Its mother I awoke and found a eat in the room, and j asked her hit-band to drive it out: but he I supposed .-he was talking in a dream, and , went to sleep. In the morning, however. ! the babe was found witit tiie car on it. 1 face, and strangled until it was black. A partial li-t of tin? suicide- l'r the wi-ck ending Alay '2'). as furnished by tele graph, is as follows : At Tern; Haute. I Tnd., by poison, ('apt. Bailey, a tanner; ! at Detroir. Mich., by shooting. Loui.- iraulick : at Oregon, Wis., by Hanging, a son of Mr. Story, aged 1.1: at Lincoln. Xeb., (method not stated) Giorge Wil liams, proprietor of a billiard-room ; at Bloomlleld. Iowa, byhaniring. .J. .M. Pob erts. proprietor Wilson House: at Oma ha. Xeb.. by poison. Walter Black; at Middleboro', Mass., by cutting his throat, the Bev. Charles S. Macready, pastor of the -M. K. Churchin that village. Journals Two Thousand Years Ago. The lirsr Iloman journal, over two thousand year.- ago. appeared only onee a year. This paper, intended c.-pecially to be read by the public, was known by the title "Annaies Maximi. The edi tor of this paper was the oontrifex Maximus. whose duty it was to chronicle all the important events ol the year. Tin news was written on white wooden tab lets, and attached to the residences Of the citizens. It must have been a very eilli-' Oil si.rhf to c,.i. the old l.'nin.ms emw iliiwr i-min.1 rl. rill,.is t ,r..t ., l,.r,l- ..t tlw. ..- ......... i. iti-r.i.,..-.., ,wv,. .... 1., ; test news. iut the tlurstalter Knowledge and the curio-ity of the Jieople grew rap- idly and in Sltcira measure that tne Gov- 1 concerningthe stricken peoples ere in no wav ex . .i , - i- .i i agi,v.rateit. Kelief wa.- necessarv inimcdiatelv, ernment, the on.y nsue ol the journal,; He knew ot" men in Johnson Cmitv w,,.. cahi found itself obliged to issue a daily. Some of the-e journals, two thousand and forlv two venrs after, are still in existence. Tip name oi tin.-journal a- ncra rupnii no- ..... i j , . . ,-. vmni Duirna, and appeared daily either on tablets hung out it: puolic.or the contents written it h red chalk on the walls of the houses. The contents were simply news ; from the want of the necessary material, political articles were not to be had. Nevertheless, according: to the vi"W of the Roman (iovernment. it was a true journal, and intended as reading matter ' for tie- public, which might al-o be inferred from -1,,. f-w.t- H...1- HHnmiliivucnt-tlw. Sf..r.. ,r,.r,. .... ...v . ......ft. ,.v ..i... .- ... ... . v lt , cai veu in oron.e aiiu niaccessioni in ine imblie. Here is a verbal translation from the oldest, journal known, issued one hun dred andsixtj'-eightyears before the birth of Chri-t: "Consul Sicinius was the act ing Judge to-day. There was a heavy thunder-storm and the lightning split an oak at the foot of the hills of Veli. In a hostlery at the foot of the hills of .lanus there "was a light in which the landlord was hadlv wounded. Titinius punished some butch- . ers on account of their selling meat which . had not been inspected; the inonev thus ! paid was used to erect a chapel to tliH Goddess Laverna. 1 he broker Atisidius lied from town to-day, hiking money With i him belonging to other people: he was ! e-mo-hr -nl Rid tn refund 1, ,,mn,.v caugl f, ami nail to reluntt the monej. lhe brigand Demiphon, who was cap-1 tured oy Olhccr JNerva, lias been crucified to-day." You can see from this that it was in olden times pretty much the same i as in our days. Julius Cte.sar paid special j attention to iniirnulisin Ho saw t.bi no- journal eessity ot instructing thing that occurred ir tbo neonlo in v.,r i i - it, cV V i I .'U in tne otate; and I'll" ".TlllillS C:e;nr i I Suetonious says that "Julius Cajsar, as ' SOOll as he entered his public Olhce, caused , ..i i ouL u.i to in; miLiuu, ..-u s.p cm among the people, the proceedings of the Senate." This was the first political pa per; and, as it contained news about buildings, births, deaths, executions and anecdotes, it can be likened verj' much to our modern p ipers. It seems incredible, but it can be proved, that already in the olden times there were stenographers who took down the speeches made in the Senate and in public. They were called notarii, and we find in Suetonius where Augustus is angry because the steno graphers reported the speech of Cae?ar for Mentelius in a very imperfect manner. There must have been reporters, judging from a letter of Cicero to Ccelius ; also, private reporters who gathered the news and sent it by the cursus publicus, an in stitution similar to our mail, throughout the provinces. MISSOURI TATE KEAVS. Till: rOA'STlTCTm.ViL COSVEXTIO"V. MavJ.". C'lisideiationofthe Uillof TdL'hts j was continued, ami occupied the entire se-.-inn. j :.I.vv '(;. .Mr. (iottschalk ollered a iv-ohi-. tion tliat aspucial conuniUci.-ot seven boappoint- i'H lj- the j're.-Kleiu, wiio.-e thity it slia!! lie to take into considerutimi all those articles ami propi.-itioiis upon which a separate vote of the jieople may he ilesin-d, such connnittee to tie styled the C'i'iiiniitlee on piopocitions separatelv to he suhinitted. Adopted The l onvcntioii then resolved itself into committee of the whole, .... . . . ' .nr. .-itaunnorsi in ine enair. ami re.sumen con sideration of the Hill of l.'ighls. May U7. The Hill of Ui.idis w: di-po-od of in Committee of the Whole, and as revised and a memleil wasonlered printed ...The ma jority and minority reports of the Ommitte- on Itcprescntation and Representatives and Sena torial Districts was then taken up. May CoiiMdoralion of tho report sul mitted I iy the Committee on Representation, Ke prescntative and Senatorial Districts occupied the entire session. The State Auditor has recently forwarded to the various County Collectors of the .state a circiilyr in leference to llirr collection of railroad taxi s. The Couu'y Collectors are empowered to seize every thing in the way of Railroad stock and personal property belong ing to the companies. The Auditor xivs that he has no doubt but what his action in this retrard will cause the companies to seek re lief throng! the courts, lmt the State will employ the best legal talent to he found, and no concessioni will be made until the question is finally decided. The Jtoard of Equalization lixc-, a valuation on their property annually, and provide- for the collection of taxes accord ingly, hut the railroad men will not pay. a-tltr-y claim they are exempt from taxation under their charters. Mr. Jloiladay think that the State aed the railroads wiil he t.fene fited hy this decisive movem-. nr. If the railroad- are not to pay taxe-. then the Legisla ture niii.-t make provision for the colleetion of lcvenue hum some other source, ami a final deei-ioii will preent the twudile to whii-h the companies are put yearly in trying to avoid the na incut of t licit taxes. The question liaviii-r ari-en whether meni-br-ofthfi Hoard of Equalization not pie-i-nt are entitled to pay fur sei vices durinir the -es-ion of the hoard, the Attorney-! "eneral lee. given hi- opinein that no member is enti tled to pay except for actual service, which the law provides shall h'egiit when he appears in his -eat. Auditor Hoilanuy states that it ha- hrea th? cu-tom to audit aecoants for the a'teiiihuieeof members of the board from t lie iir.-t day of the meeting of the board, whether tiie member- were present at such meeting or not, and the question has not been heretofore raised. Mr. II. S. Stevens, Ceneral Manager of the M., K. and I. Railroad, announces that ;hat company witl transport, free of charge, all articles or supplies for the .-ti tiering and de-ti-lute on their line of road, such shipment to be properly vottehed for bv some one duly authorized bv tin; State 1'e'ief Committee. IJeliel" for Kr:is-ljopper SnOVrers. A nin-s-nieeiing was held at.Jeil'er.-on City, on theilth, for the purpose of taking some steps toward the reiief of the grasshopper sufferer.- in Urn western portion of the Mate. Governor Har din called the meeting to order, and stated that it had become evident to him that destitution ex isted in the counties of Jackson, Johnson, Cass, Clay, P.ates anil other counties, and that the. suf fering ot the people in main- instances was tar greater than was supposed 1 he ri-ourres of i the people were exhausted, and the County I Courts had been asked to issue bonds for their I vnlii.f. lmt this thi'V i-niilil in it i! Tlio hWitI nf thi.smeetinir is to raise funds, and we. eiueas t .Missouri, should do every thing in our pmer to assist our sUllcrillg lelioW-Cltli lls. J- -k- "l ' II IS V. ..f T. .!.... .... ........ ,.;iiietl upon to state what l:e Knew aimut Hi gras-hoiiiier plague in his section. He t'n: that reports which have been printed and cir. uiated sit on their door-steps and look ofcr four and live hundred ae.re of land stripped ! every Hung that was green, aim tnese men, ownin; ....... ..t tli. ft l.i.f l.ili.l ill In mill 1ft .,' Il'.ll.i .ft QIPIIII. I'l llll lWt lilll'l I" .lllil'Hllni, inn lull' ,.rtv stricken. The grasshoppers were not in- tirely the cause of this. The chinch-bugs can.e lir.-t" then the drought, which parched up vege tation, and now this latest visitation ot Provi dence. lion. Josh I-ndiie, from Henry County, said he had visited his home on . Sunday, and he was astonished to witness such numbers of the in sects. Yiu lould take them up by the bushel full, but it must be remembered th;it tin.-destitution is limited, anil something should be done to contradict the reports which have gained a wide circulation throughout the Union that the :IU11 PP" i ossuui I .lie so i.kcii, ill .1 - t . : i : . . : . i t,,., niere is no nope lor u The meeting should take some action now before the prosperity of the State is checked. lion, s-amuel JIays said that there was evi dence, and it is fast'accuiuulating, that the peo ple in the gras-hoppcr region require immediate assistance. He suggested that a committee of three be appointed to take up subscriptions, and would open the ball himself by subscribing He assured the meeting that the railroad which he represented, the Missouri Pacilic, would carry provisions and freight of all kinds to the suiTerers free of charge. Messrs. JIavs, Shackleford and Senator subscriptions. Strother were appointed a committee to solicit Mr. Tavlor, of Cass ' ountv, and Mr. Lay, of Cule, and several other gentlemen, followed in mittee had succeeded in raising sj:i70. The committee was requested to continue to collect money, and the Governor was asked to issue a proclamation setting forth the state of affairs to iK. Copleof the suite, that all mav help in the good work. Kxen.Tiv.: .m ansion-. Ji:ri"i:Ksox citv. Mav , ' i'n compliance w a public meeting, holi ing of the 2M inst. . th nil tne expressed wisiies oi . den in tins city on tne even . the benevolent and charitable WHO may assemniu on me on oi .Mine, in puuiic worship, anil feel so disposed, arc requested to make contributions ami forward the same in imrti ne tlmr mnv tliint licst. to .TpSRO Chilton parts as they may think best, to Jesse Chilton, ilarrisonvmc, cass iouniy; n. j,. iiow-aru, yvarrensburtr. Johnson County; to Dr. G. W. g , (jliiiton, Henrv County, and to -Hut ler, JSatcs county, ana ur. v. uouson, Nevada, Vernon County, or to the Pre siding JHtlges of such other counties as are known to need the relief contributed. These persons and oflicers arc requested to apply such funds as may be remitted to them to the benetlt of the destitute and needy of their respective counties; and, also, the citizens of the more favored counties are requested to appoint com mittees to raise such means as they mav be able, and remit the contributions to the persons anil Htllcers named, to be disposed of as above ex pressed. signed C. II. ILvnnix, Governor. The Missouri Press Association. Itoo.wiLLE, Mo., May 2(5. The Missouri State Press Association held Its convention here to-day. The attendance was not so large as was expected, but the proceedings proved exceeding ly interesting, and were witnessed by a very large number of people. General, Eastin called the nicetinjr to order at 10 o'clock a.m., and prayer was tiered bv Itev. M. L. Laws. The annual oration was delivered by 31 ark. L. I)e inotte of Lexington. The poem, by i.'eo y. Ferreli, elicited iirolonjred applause. " In the af Irrii'.i.n a varietv of business was transacted and the foi!oiinr otficers were eh'eted for the ensu iiitf year: President .Milo JJlair. of the tlooa ville Eagle: Vice-President, 15. J. Ttlakcy, Pleas-ant Hill llerioic : Secretary, C'has. K. lias brook, Kansas City Times: Treasurer, J. M. Loudon, Macon Juiirnul ; Orator, V. L. Switz ler, Columbia Stutvsuusn : Poetr. J. II. Turner, Wakenda Ilerord, and Will K. Visscher, St. Joe Herald. The next jiiace of meeting; was located at Macon City, and the time was changed to the second Tuesday in .lime, instead ol" the fourth Wednesday in Mav. The citizens of Hoonville have been unsparing in their hospitality. The proreeilinjp to-nirht wound up with a "banquet at which hundreds of people participated. "Iay "otiiitj-. Tne Kansas City Journal of Commerce ha information of a desperate affair which occurred near laberty on the "J'.lth tilt., be tween four brothers, named Eli.-ha, Thomas, Hood and Jim Cranens, resulting in the kill ing of Tom, mortal wounding of Hood, and Mip cutting ofKiisha about the face and head, with a hoe-handle. A feud has exi-tid be- iween uiem ior some inne on account 01 a partition of land. All were considered re spectable, well-to-do farmers. J.'icUsiin County. On the 20th ult. three hundred fanners of Jack-on County met at Independence to de vice way.- and means to afford relief to the destitute and sulfcring. Ilepo.-ts from all parts if the county were Ihat the grasshop pers were destroying all the crop and fruits. The- resolved to i-.-ue an address calling on the people of the county to a-si.-t the helpless. Fifteen barrels of grits-hoppers were caught in the Public Square at Kansas City in one day. The fanners are cutting down trees for their stock to eat the leaves. Straw is being placed in the racks for cattle. One farmer said that half of the farmers will he objects of charity in three mouths. St. Louis. The Mayoralty contest in this city is daily growing more complex. Tiie Committee ap pointed by the Council to make an investiga tion into the returns of the judges of the election reported that gross irregularities had been committed in several precincts. On the strength of this report, a resolution to install Uritton. tiie regular Democratic candidate, was k-t by a vote of l."to ."1. Tee contest for the seat bids fair to be lorg and teuieus. A meeting of prominent ladies wa- held on the "Jlth, for the purpose of lneethur Mrs. E. G. ("illespie. ot riiilade paia. the President of the "Women's Centennial Executive Com mittee, with a view t determining what ac tion .-hall he taken by tin- women of this city and state in connection with the Centennial celebration. Mis. f'illespie, in her remarks, stated the object of her i.sit. and Mrs. Dr. Dickenson, a member from Missouri of the Centennial Executive Committee delivered an addre.-s to the women of the Stat, inviting earne.-t action and co-operation in the cele bration ol the national anniversary. An Ex ecutive Committee of twenty-live of the most prominent ladies ot the city, headfd by Mrs. (.ien. Sherman, was then appointed to take charge of the matter, and the meeting ad journed. A meeting of merchants was held on "Change, on the 2Sth. to provide ways and mean-for the relief of the gra-shopper suf ferers. Committee! were appointed to so licit relief, and an address issued to the pub lic. The City Council, on the"2SUi.recon-:dercd their previous action on the Mayoralty ques tion, and voted to install Col. Uritton, it hav ing been shown conclu-ively that he lrtul re ceived a majority of the votes ea-t. Col. David V. Dyer has assumed theollice of 17. S. District-Attorney, vice "Win. Pat rick, removed. By order of Court, the Illinois and St. Louis Hridge Company and the St. Louis Tunnel Company hae been placed in the hand- of John V. Morgm and Solon Humph reys, Heecivers. The order was granted by Judge Treat, upon the petition of Morgan &, Co.. hunkers of New York, who hold mort gage bonds on the property of these two com panies to the value of about $3,000,000. upon which they claim the defendants refuse to pay the interest. St. Louts County. Ontheiuglitofthe2rth ult., Thilip Pfarr, a German farmer who resided near Chelten ham, was aroused by the barking of his dogs and went to the door to a-certain what was the matter. lie had no sooner stepped out side than he was struck a terrible blow on the head with a bludgeon, which knocked him senseless to the ground. J lis wife heard him utter a single exclamation, and immedi ately thereafter a burly negro entered the house, seized the helpless woman and committed a terrible outrage upon her. lie then robbed her of a small sum of money and left the house. Mrs. Pfarr. in a most distracted condition, then started for the near est house for assistance, and soon several persons came to her aid. Her husband was found lying on the grass with his skull frac tured, and he died on the following day. Mrs. Pfarr was expecting soon to be confined, and her condition was considered critical. The negro is described as about '25 years of age, 5 feet G or 7 inches high, having light chin whiskers, thick, lleshy face, large lips and ne, heavy set, and wcarmgdark grey pants, biacK slouch bat. blue drillinir jaeKet wun a string around the waist and had a blue blouse on his arm. His old shoes were run down at the heels and he wore a leather strap around his waist. The officers were scouring the country in all directions, and it was thought he could uot escape. Philip Pfarr, the mur dered man, was about f0 years of age. His wife is much younger, being only 32. The couple had three young children and were in ordinary circumstances. A man named Thomas Stranahan, a work man in the Douglass Lagging Manufactory, was scalded to death in a water-closet on the premises, on the 27th. The sewer opening connecting with the closet was used for the purpose of blowing out the boilers of the es tablishment, and it is said that on this occa sion, as was customary, the foreman went to ascertain if there was any one in the closet, but saw no person there. It is supposed therefore that Stranahan went in unobserved after the foreman had gone away. lie suf fered a most horrible death, the skin being entirely roasted off his body.