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b..uiJ.d every Friday morning very AT County,! Jacksoa uouiuy.i r" JJirSCt ell communications to ScBAkTOS. TKRM8 OF BIJJSCKIPIIOX. 1 on 10 I'KOKliSSIONAL. c. Ut w OOD, Attorney at Law. Point - s Mia8 Will oraUiee iu all the eourteof Jackson, Har- ri.so. Hancock, I'erry and ureeu vouue.. jiilll-ly yy O. HENDERSON , Attorney and Counsellor at Law, HANDSBORO, MISS. Will oractlre in all the Courts of the Sev ' yr Moi paid to all collection, of Ko"feience-R.oderio Seal, Mississippi City niavMv M!0 Oil B, M. !! rhysieian and Surgeon, VASOACIOULA. MISS. Office and residence ntar the Seashore Ho- tell, reaideucesauu ruai-uuioj. BLOUNT, M and i. Surgeon. F. Physician Renpoctfully tenders his services to the Cit Wans of Pascugonla. Scranton end Mobs Point, ornce-on raaragimln street, opposite tho railroad crowing, Scranton.. Hnuas 10 a m. . n m. and 5 to 7 p.ini Reaidi-iice nt the K.noc. Aug2875-if J. C. HEIDELBERG, Attorney and Counselor at Law. AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY, feast Pcngu1a,Jelea Caunly,miaa Will Rive special attention to Collections, and Chancery hliaiuess. OBics up -stairs 0V "I'ostolfice Lxchhiih'e TTinna'iiL. The law card of i.C. Heidel Wir Kan., appears in our columns this morn ing" " We hare known hitn fur twenty yjirs, as successfully engaged iu the practice of his piolessiou, and can honestly and du 'cheerfully recommend hiinto hM in need of the services of a safe attorney. -Meridian Mer 'curv. . DEPOT fi'in1(t and the PASOAGOULA it c l'lnkpl informs his 'traveling public that he has established his Livery Stable at the Depot, where he is pre pares1 to furnish uorses-.Baddle or to harness, with vehicles, at any tituo of the day or myht. Also, hading of all kinds done at short notice u reaaonaote terms, w ii-u prmiijii nnu i.it.c Tnl attention, and moderate charges, he trusts Is merit thepatieuage of the puhiie. deeai-W "" "J. NIELS EN-, WATCH MAKE 11 AND jti n emj h it, eo Clocks and Jewelry lft here Him t will noi bo recfuuiible for over Ruiithn. man, 3tiiippis Hfe Star of p ftecftgottfo. PEACE, GOOD WILL, AND PJIOSPEHITY TO ALL MANKIND." Vol. VI. PASCAGOULA, JACKSON COUNTY, MISS., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1878 No. 8 roi'UT ihk4'toiiv. CIRCUIT COURT 8KVENTH DISTKICT Jamkh 8 Uamm Judge. Tnos. 8. Foiid, District Attorney, County of Lauderdale scaond Moo day of February and August, continue inir IS davs. Keniper first Monday of March and September, continuing 12 Java. Clarke third Monday of March nnd September, continning 12 daya. Wuyno first Monday of April atid Uctober, continnirg 6 days. tlreen second Monday of April and Uctober. continuing B days. Jacksou third Monday of April and Uotober, conuuing o duvs. Harrison fourth nndav of April and October, contiumug 6 dayfl. Hancock brat Mondiiy of May and ovember, coutinnine o duys. l'tarl second Monday ol May and November, continuing 6 days. Marion tUird Monday in May and November, continuing 6davc Perry fourth Monday of May and November, continuing b days. CHANCERY COUKT-8EVENTH DIST. Geo. Wood, Chancellor. County of Jackson first Monday of Murchaud September, oontiuuineb dayi Harrison second Monday of Marco and September, continuing G divs. H'incock tuird Monday of March and Beoteaibor. continuing C days. reurl fourth Mondav ol Maroa ana September, continuing 0 days. . Mtriou first M ouduy after the fourti) Monday of March, continuing b days. Perry gicoud Monday after the fourth Monday of March and Septem ber, continuing 0 days. Ureen thud Monday after the fourtrj Monday of March and September, con tinuing b days. Wayne fourth Monday alter tne fourlh Monday of March and Septem ber, coutinuii g G dnya. Clarke lirnt Monday in Way and November, continuing G dajg. Ijanderdule second Monnay ot May and November, continuing 12 days. Keojp fourth Monday of May and November, continuing six dnjs. Wat orr, 111 re. nt ap advertise in the STlit iv You Wish to sell goods. K W U A U 1) E li N Fs nAunicn s 11 o I' DCHT, & HAIRDRESSER. , Slibsisaippi 3,rf reuts. I'asciutouia (lpot) lTsir eottLST itIiaatoootiinK ib Il4ir diesaiiiij JO sduii.tufhe dred o Will be happy to attend his old eutora,ra auJ mny no ones. Support the Srsa and Vo'ir barber. -9-r Cnlfhrutxd Ilnvt's fiermSO (' .ot;ue always on hand aud the beat Hair Oil, lor SHle cneuu. The Old Reliable BOOT &l SHOE Maker, Villi. JYSIJLISO.Y, 8tltANTO., - - ifimlHNIPpr. ill do all kinds of work iu his line, such as hittkint, and repairing hoots aud shoes, at the lowest living t-atu. and in the Dioat fashiou. able and workmanlike maimer. nolv MISSISSIPPI BOOT & SHOE FACTORY A. BLUMER, Proprietor, MOSS rOINT, MISS. Boots and Shoes at Wholesale. Having recently enlarged ray facilities, and added the latent and most improved machiuery to my manufactory, 1 am now prepared to manufacture HOOTS and SHOES in ALL STYLES AND IN QUANTITY, ANY and sell to the trade at WHOLESALE HATES as low as any house in the South. leesure t ie public that all leather need in the manufacture of my boots and shoes is OAK-TANNED, and n'f the best quality In spection of my go.Mls is solicited by the trade, as I guarantee satisfaction as to quality of work and prices; I'lll'HC'H iiiki't'ohV. Methodist Bev. J. B. K. Smith, pas tor. Prrncliifig at Mots 1 olut firs' and third Sabbath in eaoii mouth, morning and night. Sabbath school every bub bath moruiog. Baptist Eld, J. B. Humherlin, pas tor. Preaching at Moss Point every fourth Sabbath in the month, in the morning, and 3nturday night previous. S ibbath-k'chool every Sabbath morning. Preaching at Scranton every fourth Bab- bath night and Monday night following. Catholic It' v. Father Wise, pastor, MaHH at the chapel every Sunday 7:30 a.m.; high mass at the church on the Stashnre every Sunday at U a.m. PitKsnvTEiiiAK Key. H. J. Bingham pastor. Preaching ut Moss Poiut the second Sat.b.ith iu each mouth, morn ii, g aud u glit. fCNDAY-BcHOor, at Hcranton An, demy evtry Subbuth alteruoou at 3 o clock Br HATTIK TVNO ORUWOLD. Dreamily drinliiK downward, The apple blossoms come, In tne tiaah of the ifohlru evening, As the little birds rty home ; Softly, softly falling t Falling lo the ground, The uir is pink with the blossoms, Drifting like spirits around. Freshly the fragrance flcatetli Out on the siiuset airt . ; Softly the Unlit breeze wafts It lu ut the winduw there; tYliere sofilv, softly sleeping, Iu a slumber long and deep, Lie a mother apd a baby, Aud o'er them none to weep. Freshly the breeze comes, wafting In at the window there. A shower of Bceuted snow Hakes On the woman's hair On to the snowy hos tm On to the baby's cheek Like a sign of pardou aud healing To the eriiti-ff aud the weak . Oh. henrt so warm and weary Walking the ways of life t The world shall not judge thee longer, Nor he with thee at strife. Thou hitBt found the balm of healing, God's rest is upon the now, And his fragrant benediction lathe blossoms on thy brow. The Ghost Robber- Masonic. PA8CAoot!L Lodge, No. 202, A., I and A. M.S. A.MiIt.nia. W. M.; '1 A. C-nlon, S. W Win. Welch, J.'W. L. M. Hau' Seoretari ; A. ItUimer, Traeurt-r; Jno. W. .Morris, S D. : Juo, lllitiRwnrth, J. D. : Jno. Hill, M. & T. Hcgular mertingH, third Hattuday night in each mouth, at Al' as Point. H. 1 1. Howze Ii. A. Chaiter. No, 108. H. L. Howze, II. P.; J. B. K Smith, K. ; J.W. Moirii, S.: S. A. Mc Inula, C. of U.; L. Mcluuis. P. S.; W M. Denny, Ii. A. C; Scott McKay, M 31V.; Sco'tUenny. M. 2dV.; S. T. Elder, M. 1st V. ; N. Wood, Secretary II. M. Cudabao, Treasurer; J. J. Slater Tyler. lieanlar meetings, third Wednesday night in each month, at Moss Point. DRY GOODS, ETC. I also keep on hand a frill Unpplv of DRY u-sul-o, nnuuiKlu UAnUW AKtb, ate. Particalar attention is directed to the fllJL LI.XEIt 1 STOCK of MRS BLUMER, where can be found all uajL.ATEt-i' STI LES of Ladies' Hats, Bonnets Trimmings, Ribbons, Embroider v. etc. false keep on hand all kinds ot KEWINff MACHINES, Needle and Oil, which I will ell U New Orleans prices. Moss Point. Mite., CM. 35, 1877. I y CHAN. JVELSOX, .. Dealer f We, Sorter, and Wetter Lager Beer. candies, n uts, fruits, etc., Moaw.Fatiar, irlias. Ntsr Itaudall'i Ferrv. StevcdortS Benevolent Assorlatlons. No, 1 Holds regular meetings first Sunday of each mom h. Thouns Crob- bie. preKidi nt; R O. Kyder, secretary. No 2 Holds regular meetings first Saturday of eacli month. Sam. Law rence, preeidviit; Frank Green, secre tary. Irr-ciaisiBe by the ('smi-ia. 1. Any person who takes a upper reg ularly from the postofiice, whether di rected to bia name or not, ia responsi ble for the payment. i. If any poison orders bis paper dis continued he must p iy all arrearages, or the pnblish' r may continue to send it n ti til payment is made, and collect the whole amount whether the paper. la taken from the office or not. 3. The courts have decided that re fusing to take newspapers and periodi cals from the postoBioe, or removing and leaving them uncalled for, la prima facie evidence ni intention .1 fraud. A Splendid Offer. Tyre, Paper aasl a Co larva .Tins) far 0.1 iO -Rraa aasl (M-asl la Tsar Habscriatlaasi al Osn, An excellent map of the Mississippi Valley will be furnished frea to every subscriber who remits between now and Janaary 1, 1878, 93 50 in payment of the subscription to the raacagoula Stab and St. Louis Weekly Time for one yeiar. The map is 28x40 inches in size, painted in bright oolora, mounted on rollers and varnished, showing accu rately and plainly the counti". post offices and railroad stations of Missouri, Arkansas, Missisaippi, Louisiana, Texas and Kansas, together with partis of Illi nois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennes see, Alabama, ilonda, Nebraska and Indian Territory. It will be Kent post age free on or abont the 1st of tecember. This is a splendid chat.ee to seenrs two good pipers sod map trrv low down. Tba regular price of lbs Times is CI 60, the Stab $2 60, and the map VI, making a total of to, which can be had for 13 SO cash in advance. Send is your orders at onoe. V f . a i una tine evening in the spring i iedO, a stranger, mounted on a noble-looking horse, passed slowly over the enow-white limestone road leading tlirouL'li the Black Forest Juet as the suu wasL'oinjr to rcet lor the dav, when the gloomy eliad ows wcro beginning to ptatk, be drew rein as ho said: "This must be near the snot, pure ly. I'll stop here, anyhow, and sie what 1 can learn." Ho thereupon dismounted and 'entered the parlor ol the inn, where lie sat down beside a email table, 'flow can I servo you, meiuheei?'' said l he landlord. "See to my horse outside." reDlied the guest 'carelessly, but ut tho sumo time eyeing tho landlord from head to loot; an J let me havo 6ome wine Rhine will do." The landlord was turning to with uraw irom me stransrer s presence when ho stopped and said: Which way, uieichcor, do vtiu travel ? ' "To Nanstadt," replied the guest "You will rest here tonighl,I fuppose?" continued the landlord. "I will stay here for two or three hours, but 1 mut ihen be o(f, so as to reach my destination there in tho morning. I am going to pur chuse lumber for the market." "And you have considerable mon y with you, no doubt?" uaked the luudlord, innocent ly. - "fes, considerable,'' said the guest; sinpiug at his wine distuib'r e.fledly. 'Then if you'll take my advise," said the landlord, "you'll stay heie till morning. Why; replied tho Btranger, toKing up cunously. "15t cause," whispered tho landlord, looking nround as if lie were (lis closing a great secret, aud wa3 alraid of being heard by somebody else, "every man that has passed over the road between this aud Nantadt at midnight for tho last ten years has been robbed or mur dered, under very singular circuia stances." "What were the cii cumstancse V a.-ked the stranger, uuttiu down his glass uud preparing to fill it again. "Why you see," tho landlord went on, while ho approached his gurst's tableand took a seat. "1 have spoken wiih several who have been robbed: all I could learn from thcin thev remember meeting In tho lonesome part of tho wood, something that looked white and ghastly, and frightened their horses so that they either ran away or threw their rider; they felt a choking sensation aud a Sort of smothering, aud finali ly died, as they thought, but awoke in an hour or so to find themselves lying by tho roadside, robbed of everything." 'Indeed,' eiaculated the strflnzer. looking abstractedly at the ratters hi me ceiling, as though bo was more intent upon conuting them than be was interested in the landlord's story. no i u n Keeper loosed at mm in astonishment. S'uch perfect coolness he had never witnessed for a long time. "You will remain, then?" sureest- ea the landlord, alter waiting some time lor his guest to speak. If cried tne stranser. starting from his lit of abstraction, as thouah be was not sure that he was the per son addressed. "Oh, most certainly not 1m going stiaight ahead. ghosf or no ghost, to-night-" 11 alt an hour later the stranrer and a guide, called Wilbelm, were oat on the road, going at a pretty round pace toward Nanstadt. During a flash of lighting the stranger observed that his guide looked very uneasy about some thing, and ray slackening bis horse's pace, as though ha intended to drop behind. "Lead on," cried the stranger, "don't be afraid." "I'm afraid I cannot," replied the person addressed, contiatrinif to hohJ 1 hi hoi'Ke until, he was now at least a length behind his companion. "My horse is cowardly and unmanageable in a thunder storm. II you will on, though, I think I can make him follow close euuligli to point out the road. Tie stranger pulled up 'nstanlly A strango light gleamed in hissyes, while In- hand sought his breast pocket, from which he drew some thing. Tho guide saw the movement and btopped also. . "Guides should lead, not follow ,' said the stranger, quietly, but with lii iHiie3s';whieli seemed to bo exceed ingiy unpleasant to thcperson ad dressed. "isut, laiterea tne guide, "my horse.won t go. "Won't he?" quered the stranger. with mocking sinipieity. The guido heard a sharp click and saw something gleam in hi companion a right hand. He seemed to understand perlectly, tor he nn mediately drove his spurs into his hor.-c's flanks and shot ahead his companion without another word He no sooner reached his old Tuition, however, than the stranger gave In in a sharp turn to the right and then disappeared, as though he had vanished through the foliugo the trees that skirted the road. He heard tho clatter of his horse as he galloped oil. Without wailing another instant, he touched the horse lightly with the reins, gave him prick with tho rowels, and off the noble animal trotted in the wako of tho flying guide. I he stranger a horse being much superior lo the outer s, the race was a short quo, and terminated by the guide being thrown nearly from his suddlo by a heavy hand which was laid upon his bridle, stopping him He turned in his seat, beheld the stranger's face, dark aud frowning, and trembled violently as he felt tho f mouth, cold barrel of a pistol pressed ngmnst his cheek. inis cursed beast almont ran aay wiih tee, cried tho guide, composing himself as well us possi tie under the circiim.-'tances. 'Yes, I know," said his compan ion, dryly : "but mark my word young man, it your horse plays such tneks again, he will be the mean. or seriously injuring his master s health." They both turned and cantered back to .the load. When they reached it again, and turned the heads of their animals in the right direction, the strung r said to his guido in a tono which tnu-t have convinced his hearer as to his ear nestness : Now, friend Wilholril, I linno we understand each oilier for the rest of the journey. You are to con tinue on ahead of me, in tho right road, without swerving either to the right or left. If I see you do any thing suspicion?, t will drive a braw of bullets through you without a word of notice. Now. oush on." The guido had stalled as directed, but it was evident (. oui his tnutier- ings that ho was alarmed nt some thing besides tho action of his fol lower . In the mcantimo tho thunder had increased its violence, and the (lashes of lightning had become more Ireouent and more blinding. For a whilo tho two horsemen rodo on in silence, tho guide keening up his directions lo tho letter, while his follower watched hi? eveiy move ment as a cat would watch a mouse. Suddenly the guide atoooed nnd looked behind him- Again he heard the click of the stranger's nistol and 9aw his upliltcd arm. Have mercy, meinheer." he gronneJ, "I dare not go on." 1 give you three seconds to go on, replied the stranger, sternly. "One !" "In heaven's name, ir," implored the guide, almost overpowered with fear, "look before me in the road. and you will cot blame mo. lhe stranger looked. At first he saw Eomethicg white standing mo .lionless in the center of the road, but presently a flash ol lightning in up tne scene, and he saw that the white nguro was fndeed ghastly and fiightful enough to chill the blood in the veins ol even the bravest man. If his blood chilled for a moment, therefore, it was not through any (ear that he felt for Lis ghostly interpreter, for the next in etant he set his teeth Lard, while he whispered between them last loud enough to bo heard by his terror stricken guide : He it man or devil ! rida it down I'll follow. Two!" With a cry of despair uoon his lips, the guide urged bis horse for ward at the top of his FDted. quickly followed by the stranger, wno neld bis pistol ready in his hand. In another inttant the Guide would have swept past th dreadful pot, bat at that insttnt the report of a pistol ran? IhroiiL'h the dark forest, and the stranger beard a horse galloping off through the woods riderless. Finding himsell alone, the stran ger raised his pistol, took deliberate1 uiin at tho ghostly murderer, and Ihen pressed his finger upon the trigger. The apparition approached very quickly, but in no hostile attitude The stranger stayed his hand. At length the ghost addressed him iu a voice that was anything but sepuN chrol : " Hero, William, yo move out of your perch this minulo and give me a helping hand. I've hit the game whilo ou the wing, haven't ir Tho stranger was nonplussed for a inothciit, but lecovering hiirsclf. he groaned something unintelligible and leaped lo the ground. Uno woid .to his horse and tho brave aniinil slooJ perfectly still. By tho suow-white trappings of the would-be ghost, he was next ablo to grope his way in tho dark toward that individual, whom he found bending over , a dark mas, about tl.e size of a man, on the road. As tho tiger pounces upon his prey. 1 1 to stranger leuped upon the stooping figure before him aud bore it to the ground. "I arrest , you in tho king's name," cried the etrangur, gra.'piug hi3 prisoner by tho throat and holding him light, "atir hand or foot until I have you properly so cured, and I will send your soul to eterni'y." This wa such an unexpected turn of affairs, that the would-be ghost could hardly believe his own sensps, and was handcuffed and stripped ot his dagger and pistol before ho lound tune to speak. Aie you not my ilhelin :' lie gasped. 'No, landlord," replied the ind - vuliial addressed, 1 am not, but I am en ouiccr ci tne King, at your service, on special duty, to do what 1 havo toMiighl accomplished. lour precious sou Wiiiielm, whom you thought was leading an innocent sheep to the slaughter, lies in the road killed by his ifatlier's hand Two works latch at Druchsale prison, in Hauen. the landlord ot tho sign of lhe Deer, and the ghost of tho robber ot tho Black Forest who was tho same identical person having been proven guilty of nu tnerous hendish murders, and art fully contrived robberies, committed at different times in the Hlack For est, paid the penalty of his crime by letting fall Ins head from the executioners ax, sinco which travel through Schwarlzwald has not been so perilous' to life and purse, nor has there been seen any ghostly knight of tho road iu that section of tho world. province of Armenia. More than three-lourlhs of the st llan's Euro peon, aud a portion of his Asiatic uouMiions, will thus remain in the aDYEBTlSIXfi BATES. aafe tts Inch,) first Insertion;.. 00 I sou Each Editorial or local tiollrea, 15 cents per lltfa for Hrat insertion aud 10 per line foi each in sertion thereafter, ,, ,, . Marriaye and Death notices not over on S( uare, inserted frea of eharge. ' i Obituary notices and Tributes of Respect will he charged lor at regular lates Liberal arrange merits ean be made for th lnertiin of advertisements for auy length of time;-- " - hands of the Russians final settlement. pending a WHAT WILL 1HEY Do ? Memphis Avalanche. Senator Lamar has made his ars gument against the "cilver dollar cf the fathers." What will the legis lature do with the senator? It is bglieved that his tuotivo was a purely personal one. and (hat his Speech was made to prepare the way lor his nomination in 1880 for yiee president by tho New England and Xcw York democracy. Under like circumstances, the legislature of Georgia requested Senator King of that state to resign, who made a speech for the United States bank. but who voted against it under the insttuctiocs of the legislature. The PresSt What Name of Our KKhoniir, ny on Various Topics nnd Thinge. A TIHJE DEMOCRAT. Aberdeen Examiner. Gen. Stephen D. Lee took his seat in iho legislating as senator from tho 1 S i h district, on Monday, and never was the district represented by a nobler gentleman or truer democrat. TOO TRUE. Norristown Herald. It is generally the mnn who doesn't subscribe lor a paper who sends tho editor a communication pitching into somebody or some thing, nnd sigus it "Many Headers.'' J. MAD. WELLS. N. O. Times. As a nutter of current gossip, the plan of defense of J. Maditon Wells is interesting enough but as a seri ous fact it will not impre3 many as having the important attribute o! feasibility. It is su.'e to assume that tho United States courts are not going to meddle with the triel of Wells. An injunction from the United states courts directed to a state court in a criminal proceeding is a legal ab-urdity. Besides several judir.es of the United States courts hud their fingers budly burned by contact with Louisiana offairs, and no one ot them will bo likely to repeat the experiment. Ot'THERODED HEROD. N. O. Time s. The Washington correspondent of the Chicago Times telegraphed that paper Sunday a poMiivo assur ance that J. Madison Wells was then in Washington, ond added : " This positive evidence of disinter ested parties is put in effect against the statements of Louisiana politi cians, who lie upon principle, and against blinds of paid Washington attorneys, who can OHtlie Beelzebub lor a proper tee. ' as wells was captured near New Orleans at about the identical time ol day that the telegram was sent from Washington, tho evidence is that the correspondent lied without principle, and outlied a dozen Washington attorneys. STRADDLING TWO HORSES. , Mohile Register. Sruator Lamar saw fit to eulogize ex-President Davis and the Conled' ernto chieftains in his monomelalic speech. lie cannot thus hold the sou h and gain the east. The other horse in the pair he is trying to straddle is too far in tho past. We hold these memories sacred, holy, by far too sacred to be used in the political arena. L- X. O. P. Q. C. Z. Y. F. It. L. T. B. N. LAMAR. Atlanta Constitution. It would appoar from the synop sis of L. X. O. P. Q. C. Z. Y. F. It. L. T. B. N. Lamar's speech embod ied in om telegrams yesterday that he would be opposed to the resump tion act if some one would provoke linn. Hut really no ono seems to be enough interested. The plan is to allow the Mississippi invalid go to the full length of his deliber alioils : but at the saqio time a sor rier sight than Lamar going against his own people to gain the applause of the Jay Goulds could not be woll conceived of. The glorifica' tion of Charles Sumner was bad enough, nut alter that, what was tho use of going to tho disgusting alternative of out Ileroding Herod? TUB BL.D BILL. Legislative NiaiUiics. , , SENATE. ,. The scnato is composed of 37 members, in addition lo the lieu tenant governor, who is president. All white but li Average ag, 41. Nativity. Mississippi, 18; Ala bama, 4; Georgia, 4; Tennessee,-2; North Carolina, '3; south Carolina, 2;, Virginia, 1; Kentucky, 1; Nov Jersey 1 Massachusetts, 1. i. Occupation. Lawyers; 16; plan ters. 12, lawyer and planter, 2; merchant and plantet, 3; merchant, 1; minister, 1; banker, 1; legislai tor at present, 1 ; Political Preference. Democrats and enneorvatwe-democrata, 35; conservative, 1; republican, 2. , Religious preference. Baptists, 9; preshyterian, 9; methodisi, 8; episcopal, 2, christian, 2; luck, loe und friendship, 1; ro preference, 5. Married, 31; single, 6; widower, 1. HOUSE. f 'The hou.e is composed Vof 120 mcmUcrs, of whom 7 are colored. Average age, 40. Nativity. Mississippi.- 59; Ala bama, 15; Tennessee, 10; North. Carolina, 7; South Carolina, 10'; Georgia, 8; Kentucky, 4; Virginia, 2; Northern Slates, 4; Scotland,, 1. Occupation. Planter or farmer, 63; farmer and merchant, 6; firmer and physician, 2; farmer and minis ter, 1; lot mer and mechanic, 1; lawyers, 26; lawyerand farmer, 2; physicians, 9; teachers, 3; editors, 2; merchauis, 3; insurance agent, 1, mechanic, 1. Political Preference, Democrat and democratic-conservative, 109; conservative, 4; independent, 4; republican, 3. . , Roligiou3.Preference. Methodist, 39; baptist, 24; presbyterian. 17; episcopal. 13; christian, 2; catholic, 1; proiesiant, 1; congregational, 1; unitarian, 1; golden rule, 1; chris tian and apostolic, 1; Cumberland presbyterian, 1; no preference or friendly to all, 13. Married 95; single, 8; widowers, f, to raaOiclinsr Rcporla As lo Waal Inyea Wall Da Abaat It. Mr, "TOO PLAUSIBLE TO BS DISMISSED. Philadelphia Times. The rumors in regard to the pro posed indictment of Secretary Slier man, Minister Stoughton, and Sena tor Matthews, for complicity with Wells, Anderson and others, in what is known as the returning board conspiracy, conies from too many points of the compa-s, and is altogether t o plausible to be dis missed as the mere gossip of the correspondents. for a of the fEACE NEGOTIATION'S. K- Y- 8un. During the negotiations definitive peace, the armies Czar and his ailies will occupy five sixths of Roumelia. including Adri onople and Philippopolis, nearly the whole of Bulgaria, the whole of old iervia, and the territories bor dering on Montenegro ; while a G.eek force of 12,000 men will have entered Epiros, Thessaly, and a portion of Macedonia. In Asia, Russia will bold the fortified towns of Kara, Ardaban, Erzeroum, and Batoum, with the larger part of tho Washington, Feb. 8. There is a growing opinion in and out of con gress that tli3 president will allow the silver bill to become a law without any nction upon his part. lhe reason lor this opinion is that as the bill will pass congress by a large majority, the president will feel unwarranted in exjreising his veto power, fn considetation of the fact that the votes in both houses of enngrets demonstrate the desire of the people of theUi.ion; that, therefore, ho will allow tho bill lo become a law by the expiration of the ten days within which, under the constitution, the president is ex pected to act, and that if attacked he will defend his action by rcler- ence to the la jl that he Lowed to the wi.-hes of tho people as ex pressed through their congressional representatives On the contrary, it is claimed that Mr. Hayes will not sign nor allow the Bland bill, in the present shape, to become a law. Macon', Georgia, proposes taxing all salaries paid in that ci y one cent on every hundred dollars. The salaried men are kicking. Sam. Bard has all ready made so great a success of the Baton Rouge Herald that he la looking around for a suitable place to start his next paper. Talmage, of Brooklyn, seems the old man htlluimenl iut "ol , - "eell Dr to be BIRD S'ETE V.IEW. , In glancing Over the senate, wp see that this uugust body is not only presided over by a lieutenant gov ernor, but that it includes in its membership a King, who, is however of decidedly democratic proclivi ties. The body is always on a good Footeing, aud never gets out of Billy. It is not likely to starve while there is plenty of Oldham on hand, nor to get cold whilo the Fewell holds out. Its transpotation facilities are limited to two Carters, but its Bridges are lu excellent condition, unlikely to be blown down by tho Gayles from the 28lh district. One of the senators is a Furlong in length. The West is ably represented.- In the'Vay of refreshments, the secreta. ry is iiblo to supply a trood artir-.lo of Porter, ond when it comes to the records, his assistant does it up Brown. Altogether, the senate in an admirable constituted, delibera tive body. We go over to the house.' 'and here we have a more extended Fiell for observation. The soil is of Green Clay, but it is watered by tho Nilesond Seabrooks, with a safe Ford at all seasons. It has some fine Wood from the sea-coast, where the balance of the timber is tied up. Near tho center we behold a Street that runs in tho direction of par liamentary law, and to the left we see a Hill of graceful proportions. The hou.e, too, has all the elements of a self-sustaining body. Its high est dignitary is a Dean, but it ha several efficient Marshall. and an accomplished Chamberlain. In the way of subsistence, we tea in thn first place, a splendid Cook, an ex pert Baker, pome Cunning-ham of the Wright braud. a choice mmliiv ol Bean, plenty of Good-rum. a fine Bunch of Apple-white, and a Farmer to produce Moore of all articles all to be Eaion, of course. DeSoto has contrii uled a strong Wall. Sh.irlrpv a tVacious Hull, and Attala all the Glass in the building. The member from Alcorn keeps the Key. The feathered tribe is represented by a! Martin aud another Bird, and Mori. roe has sent ono who can Hatch more. lhe delibcia'ions ol the hoose never gels Moody excent in contested eleciion cases, and then decides Fairly, and according to Hoylo. The Young members are from Calhoun and Panola. The color i chiefly white, wiib a good spi inkling of Browne and Roaoo. But we must defer further analysis as a member Irom Copiah is Catch ing the floor for a motion to ad journ, i : Diamond digging in South Africa has now settled down inio a paid industry. Companies hare been formed, dividends are declared monthly when there are any, and there is something like a fixed trade of findings f-otn this claim or that. The latest advices concerning General Grant's whereabouts bave not bevn ttceived. Has lie set bim- now. Chuich Union upas an Egyptian Sphinx?