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TOPICS OF THE DAT. Aoaui : The Chines must go! Omaha has contributed $3,500 to the Irish relief fund. The Republican State ConTention of Illinois is called to meet ilay l'J. The California Senate decided, by a'vote of 33 to 5, not to hare a chaplain. A home for infirm Israelites is to be I esUbliahed at Cleveland, Ohio. Kearney endeavors to maintain his identity in California . There are now about 9,000, 000 barhels of wheat stored in Chicago. Ix London now they have music dur ing dinner. ' ' '" ' Or late they speak of it as the United Bute of Ohio. - The United States Government pays salaries to 88,000 persona. Thus far this year 246 miles of rail road have been constructed in the L nited States. , The Ohio General Assembly averages three days in the week either way you choose to take it but always busy. A Chinese Free Mason lodge has been incorporated in New York called the Lone We Long Eng Ti Association. TfXAS will hang tLree murderers in April. This will . reduce the number a boat .0012. -' The Chinese population in New York, since 184, has increased from 157 to 8,000, in 1880. , It is rumored that James Gordon nennett is aoout to organize a racing stable at Newmarket, England. Ex-Governor Pinchback has been nominated for Naval Officer at New Or leans. The Southern Railroad !s doing busi ness between Cincinnati and Chatta nooga, and a very good business, too. josefh r- i em ple, a retired mer chant of Philadelphia, has donated 60,- 000 to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. . Edward Waldo Emerson denies that his father has been converted to orthodoxy under-the ministrations of Rev. Joeph Cook. LiFHTHEKiA is prevailing to an alarming extent in Central Russia. Over 40,000 persona have died of the disease since November. Abut officers traveling under orders west of the Mississippi rtiverwill here after, receive in, lieu of mileage a p:r dim Of $4. - :' There is a bill before tho Iowa Legis lature prohibiting the practice of treat ing at public bars, and making it a pun. tenable offense . , . , Wm. IT. Vanderbilt is the owner of $31,500,000 in registered four-per-cent. bonds, upon which he will draw "$300,- 000 interest every three months. The Young Men's Christian Associa tion haa petitioned the' Kentucky Legis lature to tarn the Penitentiary over to its care. 1 At the skating rink at Brighton, Eng land, recently, appeared the following notice: "Land plays at 4 o'clock, and 1 Mrsv Langtry will be present" - - With all the perils of the former, it were safer perhaps to be Caar of Russia than Governor of Utah opposing matri monially inclined saints. The Iowa Democratic State Central Committee has decided not to nominate State officers until after the National Convention. Ir the money which is being poured into Ireland is honestly applied there need be no unappeaaed htuiger in the Green Isle. ,m m. me new lork grain 1r . - . broker, is turning his attentions to horses. He made one shipment from Lexington, Kentucky, to New York, of thoroughbreds, valued at $75,000. At a meeting of Mexican War Veter- aua, ai x riniion, jvy., iney passed a resolution demanding pensions as a right, and resolved not to die until they were granted. w A thorough canvass of California shows that the crop prospects are, al most 'without exception, excellent, and that a greater area than heretofore is under cultivation. Talmage says that the press on Mon day spreads abroad more religious truths than all the tract societies do in six days' cT the week. They publish Tal mage s sermons. Seven TY-Two you ne men have been sentenced by default at Berlin to a fort night's imprisonment and 150 marks fine for emigrating without permission and evading the conscription. The Detroit Free Prut says that the reason. the "etar" Postal Service got that title is because it comes so high, "like a diamond lathe sky," or any otner very costly article. - ihs ou passed the Star Route Deficiency Bill amended, which appro. priates 1970,000 to meet the expenses of inland mail transportation for the re mainder of the fiscal year. . T . A oeneral strike is now predicted foi the first of ApriL- Although the an nouncement is something of a periodical nature, this statement is founded on the movements of the New York Trades Unions.' There has been no bulletin lately from Edison in regard to the electric light, but something may happen any day. j Gas storks are pretty high attain. and there is a promising chance for an other bear movement The three politics! National Conven tions will be held in June that of the Republicans in Chicago June 8; that VOLUME VII. of the Greenbackers in Chicago June 10, and that of the Democracy in Cincinnati June 22. - Mb. Edward Jenkens, the author of "Ginx's Baby," is to be the editor of a new illustrated daily newspaper in Lon don. It is to be of a satirical turn, and its Parliamentary reports are to come through a telephone. Figures from England illustrate anew the terribly depressed condition of the farmers of that kingdom. In 1878 the number of those who were bankrupt was 477, in 1878, 816, and in 1879 the number swelled to 1,431. Queen Victoria, it is reported, is cut to the heart by the radical talk in Canada, and has in conversation more than once recalled the pathetic declara tion of Queen Mary when she heard Calais was cut off from her kingdom. Jeff Davis expects to make from 800 to 1,000 bales of cotton on his Miasis I s'Ppi plantation during the coming sea I son. He is busily engaged on his 1 Memoirs of the War," in which he is assisted by his wife and his nephew, General Joseph Davis. It appears from a statement recently made by the Secretary of War that 869,823 pounds of cannon, condemned as useless for army purposes and worth 1111,345, have been given away by act of Congress for soldiers' monuments. The supply is nearly exhausted. Pkof. Andre, of London, England, looms up as a rival of our own Edison. He has been so successful in his experi ments about house lighting that he will introduce the electric light into the Stafford House. The Prince of Wales also promises him a contract. California averages higher rates for farm labor than any State in the Union, viz., $44 a month without board, and $2.27 a day for transient help in harvest times. South Carolina is said to pay the least, or an average of $9.83 per month without board. Transient help is paid for at the rate of eighty cents a day, without board. The ' Cincinnati Commercial philo sophically remarks that as the indebted ness of the Dominion is now $183,974, 753, and increasing, and it is at the rate of $50 per head of the population, the proposition to undertake the building of the Canadian Pacific Railroad single- banded is not looked upon as practi cable. England is expected to foot that bill. Evidently the Canadian is not in a condition to do it. One happy result of the upheaval in Russia is said to be a reconciliation be tween the Czar and Czarina. The grati tude of the former at his escape from death was so great that he addressed a communication to his wife expressing regret at past misconduct, and promis- ion that in the future there wouli be no a - occasion for scandals, ihe Uzanna s health is reported much improved , in consequence, and the reconciled royal pair are preparing for a season of retire ment in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol. Life or death is a matter that does not seem to trouble the Royal family in England to any great extent as long as it is not a member of that family who is concerned. One of the London papers says that a lady living in Carlton House Terrace was dangerously ill and her physician said that the firing of cannon there, when the Queen went to open Parliament, would cause the sick lady s death. Application was made to the Duke of Cambridge to have the guns re moved from the immediate neighbor hood of the house, but he refused. So the sick lady was put under the influence of chloroform while the firing was going on. The journal does not mention whether she recovered or not. The North German Gazstte says that when once a belief is created among the Russian people that an attack on the part of Germany is feared, it is only a short step from that point to a hostile excitement against a threatening neigh bor. If it be true that Russian designs against Germany, of which Gen. Milion- tine, the Russian Minister of War, is credited with being the chief promoter, ere only postponed until trance is ready, then fortifications against a peace ful neighbor may be regarded as a sure preparation for a future aggressive war with uermany. IN either fiance nor Russia has ever been attacked by Ger many, and the colossal armament of these two States, which by compulsion weigh upon all Europe, can therefore only be based upon an aggressive policy John Gilpin and Ella Stanford NswTorkWorM. - ' ' John Gilpin was thin, callow and awkward; Ella Stanford, bonnie. bnxom and loving. They worked on neighbor ing farms at Middletown; Conn., and last Wednesdaythey went before' the 'squire ana were married. The- next thing on the programme was the wed- ding tour. reunernaa money." Both had good, stout shoes. Keeping excel lent step as both hearts beat as one. they set out to walk to - Woodbury -to visit John's old folks. Wednesday night found them on the road pushing oo through the snow. All day Ehnrsday they pressed on. and as Bight fell they stopped at a little Inn by the -roadside. John was very much used upon Friday U . . 1 ..... ' . uccauieoi me long walk", tu EUHV ieni him a shoulder, and so the1 wedding wur wn cuniiDUCQ. AS tne IWO BP' 1 J I.t- m - .. ' . pruueueu wiinm iour or ove mi es Woodbury, John gave out, and persons who kindly asked what was the matter heard oniy iron &na a request to borrow a wheelbarrow. At last, when m nih. boring farmer learned that the' Dedes- trians had lust been married, he lent mem a Darrow, ana, tenaeriy piacini the groom in this, the bride wheelei him in triumph to the old folk Woodbury. HEWS OF THE WEEK. Tns Illinois Bspnbliean Stats ConTention is to b held at Springfield, May 19. : Tas colored phvsioinns of Tenses see hare or ganised a State Medical Aesociation. ' A riax in Albany, N. T-, malted in tbe de struction of property to tbe valus of $100, 000. Tbs President has nominated Henry Sterne, of Indiana, United States Conml at Pesth. Fivs'mea, among them a priest, have been aiTested at Pickaaoek, Ontario, ebarged with ineendiarism. GnEHriKLD, sentenced to hang at Syracuse, H. T., haa again been respited by the Gover nor to April 23. - : Tas town of TJrfa, Asiatic Turkey, the sap posed seat of " L'r of the Chaldees," has been nearly deetreyed by Ire. ' With all the material aid rendered to the suffering of famine stricken Ireland, the num ber of destitute continues to increase daily. 1 Axotbib slight oscillatory movement has been felt at Havana, accompanied by a noise like an explosion. Thb Louisiana Senate has suspended Sena tors Demas. Simms and Stewart, charged with contempt in signing the Kellogg memorial. Thb Greenbacks! of Michigan hare called a Bute Convention at Jackson for March 17, to select delegates to the Greenback National Con Tention at Chicago June 9. Addiboh C. Bbows, of Seymour, Ind., shot and instantly killed William Postlethwait. The difficulty was the result of a quarrel at a mas querade ball in progress at the time. 1 Thibtv-focb indictment have been found against the Comptroller, Treasurer and Clerk of Elisabeth, N. J., for conspiracy to defraud the city. : J. Llotb Haioh, wine manufacturer, of New York, whose operations mainly caused the failure of the Grocers' Bank, has been indioted for forgery. ' A rsiTATB telegram from Tiflis reports that Persia is actively assembling troops, and trust worthy information has been received that the Persian army will march on Herat. A Bebmh dispatch says that by the dissemina tion of news from the United States that trade here is reviving, emigration from Germany has reoommenced on an appreciable scale. Tas Iowa Democrats will hold their State Convention for the selection of delegates to the National Convention at Burlington, Wednes day, April 15th. BxrvBLicAi Cohvbntiobs were held in all the Congressional Districts of Indiana on the 25th for the purpose of selecting delegates to the Chicago Convention, and with an occasional exception, delegates were not instructed. Two men, Curly Wood and his son Charles, were hanged by vigilante, near Deadwood the past week for cattle stealing. Two others, Gus Johnson and Bad Land Charley, guilty of the same offense, fled, were pursued and shot. ' Mas. Ehgelhan, of Chicago, has recovered a judgment of $4,000 against the estate of Solo mon Senn. Senn murdered her husband and immediately afterward killed himself, and she sued the estate for $50,000 damages. A Baptist minister earned Mark Sumner has been found guilty in the United States District Court of forging pension papers, and sentenced to six years in the Albany, (N. T.) Penitentiary, Thb Secretary of the Navy, has ordered a survey of the United States ship Constellation at, the Brooklyn Navy-yard, preparatory to putting that vessel into commission for carry ing supplies to Ireland. Robbbt Vint, pedestrian, the little Brooklyn shoemaker, at Cincinnati last week made the best time on record in the eighty-tour-hour go-as-you-please match. He scored 432 miles and fire laps. Harriman's score was 421 miles ; Guyon,416; O'Brien, 408. In Cass County, Texas, three men were ar rested for outraging and then murdering a re spectable married lady. One of them eonfessed this crime. A mob eolleeted, and after horribly matilating him, saturated his clothing with eoal oil and applied a torch to him. This over, they hanged him. . A FiBgT cousin of the late President Lincoln, Jacob Linooln, a wealthy'dtUen of Harrison burg, Va., was brutally murdered for his coney last week by two notorious characters named Reed and Woods. They have been ar rested and lodged in jail. Hkavt and disastrous snow storms have been prevailing in the Northwest for the past two months. The most extensive snow storm ever known occurred there last week. Travel on tbe "Northern Pacific is almost impracti cal TI Is announced that the Government of Germany has resolved so far to retrace its Bteps on the questinn of remonetixation of silver as to increase silver circulation to twelve marks per head for the entire population of the Empire, or to about the gross amount of $129,000,000 Nkwb from Havana states that the Insur gent Chiefs Rojas, Cayos, Peres and Vasquei, surrendered, with more than two hundred armed men and several families and freedmen. The remaining insurgents are closely pursued by the 'Government troops. Thb Rev. Henry W. Richardson, a Metho dist clergyman of Sea Cliff, near Glenoove, Long Island, eloped with his wife e sister, a comely young woman of nineteen, named Lissie Louther. They were captured just as they were in the act of sailing for Texas. A grkebal fight occurred on the turnpike near Murfreesboro, Tenn., between eizht negroes and three white men, about giving the road, which resulted in the death oi one white man and one negro. The entire party were pretty badly bruised up. Gesbbal Hbsbv Dabbell has just died at Madrid Bend, Lake County, Tenn., from the effects of two pistol wounds received at the hands of Albert Nail in 187S. General Dar nell makes the third who received fatal wounds in that difficulty, and the fourth member of his family who has been killed. A Tebbksseeah, E. R. Hayes, for five years a elerk in the Dead Letter Office, at Washing ton, has eonfessed to having stolen $802 from letters passing through, his hands. He said his object was to pay off debts he owed in Tennessee, and that he expeoted later to re place the money from his salary. Ds LssRKrs, bis wife, three children and number of his engineers have arrived in New York. They now figure up the cost of build' ing the Panama Canal at $100,880,000, but perhaps may be able to reduce that to "$li0,- 000,000. It will require eight years to do the work. Mas. Catbabiks Zell, of Carlisle, Penn., sentenced to be hanged for the alleged fatal poisoning of Mrs. Mary Kiehl, eighty-two years old, who died last May in a little house in the outskirts of Carlisle, has been granted a new trial by the Supreme Court reversing the judgment of the lower Court. Oiuvok, the leader of the unemployed in Kan FrstinlsAn. haa sssnUBHSd that thelv srnvk I of visiting employers of Chinese is about eon- n eluded. " When U is done," he says, we I will make less noise. ' Our meetings wHl be - ' SOMERSET, OHIO, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1880. secret and dangerous to those who have re fused to comply with eur demands." ' Jambs Howabd Males waa executed at Ozark, Ark., last week lor the nwrder of his mistress one year ago. He became jealous of her, dragged her from a ball-room by the hair to his home and there so badly maltreated her that she died from the effects. Several thous and people witnessed the execution. Rev. A. W. Pane, of New Haven, Conn., has pleaded guilty to the charge of sending obscene letters through the mails, and been find $200, and cost of prosecution. ' In default he was taken to the Hartford County Jail. New Haven seems to furnish ad abundance of bad ministers. A Constantinople a Greek has been arrested for having in his possession an infernal ma chin o. He claims that he is an English . sub ject. He first admitted, then retracted the statement, that he eontomplated an attack en the Sultan, and asserted that the machine was bought by his brother, who was consequently 1 arrestee. - - A feabfvl fight occurred sear Seward, Neb., at a school-house where nightly religious meet ing have been held lately. A party of men at tempted to break up the meeting. A lively scuffle ensued, in which many shots were ex changed and eight persons wounded. William Bates died on Friday from, his wounds, and Levi Bates is probably fatally wounded. Ax umbrella-vender named Harper fifty-five years of age has been arrested at Toledo, -whio, for the .abduction . of a tea-year-old girl from her home at Maumee nearly a year ago. Be had rooms rented of people to whom he repre sented that the child was his own daughter, but with whom, the girl relates, he has lived in the capacity of husband. She was powerless in his "charge, he using, she now says, the most blood-curdling threats agamst her life if she ever dared to betray him. He will doubt less get the benefit ef the law. Tbe Republicans of New York State at their convention at TJtica on the 25th instructed for General Grant. It was "Raolved, That the Republicans of New York believe the renomi nation of U. 8. Grant as a Presidential candi date is of urgent importance ; and the delegates this day assembled are called . upon and in structed to use their most earnest and united efforts to secure his nomination." A motion to erase the name otV. S. Grant and substitute therefor the name of James G. Blaine was lost by a vote of 180 to 217. It was a field day for Conkling. Air inquiry into the fall of the bridge over the Frith of Tay, on the night of December 28, by whioh many lives were lost, is proceeding at Dundee before the Board of Trade. Several painters who painted, the bridge last summer testified that they saw -numerous bolt holes empty, found bolts in holes where there snouia have been rivets, and found rivets without heads, and bars loosened and nuts nnscrewed ; that one of the supporting columns of the high girders was cracked from top to bottom, and held together with four hoop-bands ; that some times the oscillation of the bridge was so great they feared it would fall. I is thought at the Treasury Department that the total receipts from customs for Febru ary will be nearly $15,000,000, and from inter nal revenue about $9,000,000. Taking this as a basis, it is estsmated -the total customs re ceipts of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30 next, will be about $155,000,- 000, and from internal revenue $117,000,000, thus making the total income of the Govern ment, including receipts from miscellaneous sources, about $300,000,000. It is calculated at the department that the total expenditures, in eluding tbe sinking fund and interest on the public debt, will foot up between $275,000,000 and $278,000,000. This would leave a profit to the Government of about $25,000,000. Tax usual modern Kentucky unpleasantness has assumed an animated form in Linooln County, resulting in tbe death of one man and erious wounding of two others. Sam Williams and Clay Powell, of Hustonville, were return ing home from the searoh of a stolen horse, when they were attacked by two men whom thev met in the road. Williams was shot in the breast and Powell In the abdomen. Wil liams dismounted, and getting a shot-gun, shot one of the assassins, named Rowsey, mortally wounding him. The sheriff went in pursuit of his accomplice, named Curry, but failed to find him. When he returned, Bowsey's elan, twelve in number, had surrounded the house into which he had been carried, and swore that the sheriff should not interfere. The man was dying. A Troy, N. Y., the polishers in Hoyt A- Wynkoop's nickel-plating establishment struck for an advance of wages, which, the proprie tors failing to accede to, has resulted in several serious encounters. Two of the strikers en tered the building, and after assaulting George and John Wynkoop, were ejected. In the evening John waa again assaulted with stone with which he was struck in the face and knocked down, whereat his two "trotbexs George and , Herat, ekme to his . asststaaee'. The attack was made by thirty of tha . work men. Herat was weunded in the head and had. his arm broker,. - When '. John'-isaw ' that) his brothers could not rescue him) he drew h Is re volver and fired seven times. -Four of the as sailanta were shot, Dnn, the principal tacking party receiving' three balls. " He will probably not recover 'Eight of the assail ants have deen arrested. ThK National Democratic Committee assem bled at WiTIard's ' Hall, Washington-, oh the 23d insU, for the purpose of selecting the time and place for holding the National Nominating Convention, ' After -all the representatives bf the respective States, had presented the same of the city of their choice for the coming con vention, and at some length, of course, pre sented the, whys and wherefores of the superior advantages accompanying ' such suggestion, an informal vote was taken' resulting as follows:'-" : ... i' '- Cincinnati Chicago St: Louis 14 10 4 - 4 i Philadelphia....'.....;-..... 1 Jscksoa.Mlsai... . I Eugene City, Oregon . 1 Blank.-L:l.u!;...i... 1 Wsb in .too...... Baltimore....- Total .88 The formal ballot was then taken, with the following result : Ciaelnnat' 24 I Washington............., 1 Chicago ....... 8 BJankT... 1 61. ixmll...... ........ ....... s i - . . - - -Total..M... ...38 Twenty vo'es being necessary for a choice, Cincinati waa eeleoted. '.June 31 'waa? then fixed as the time. , . ; '-"'"'. ' "i.. Virtual Abdication of tho Czar. A cablegram from St. Petersburg says :' The Csar has appointed the members- aad" defined the powers of tbe Commission of Supreme Con trol, Oeneral Melikoff chief. Prince Gondowf kofl" Korsakoff will succeed General Met Ikoff at temporary Governor-Goners! ef KharkofT. -The Imperial ukase lssaed by tbe Cisr nominating members and defining the powers of the Cera mission of Supreme Control is dated February 25th, and is addressed to the Senate. It sayst " Being determined to pat an end to tbe re peated attempts of eriminals so undermine the order of State and society, a Supreme- Ex ecutive Commission is established , ixt St. Petersburg for the protection of order. ' Oen eral Melikoff is appointed to the head ef the Commission, and the appointment of its other members will be made rm 'General Mali-' knfTi suggestion. . By the Imperial- erdinance the head of the Commission has moreover the right to summon upon the Commission all whose presence he may consider useful in order to give united character to the action of all authori ties. The head of the commission, setting aside the right of the Commander-in-Chief ef St. Petersburg, shall have direct control over all political trials held ii the Capital, in the Mili tary District of St. Petersburg and throughout the Empire. All local authorities, Governors- General and Town Commandants are placed under the jurisdiction of the head of the Com mission, and all employes in various Depart ments are bound to afford him their entire co- peration. The head ef the Commission is at liberty to adopt any means which may appear to him desirable for the protection of order in the Empire, and the orders he may issue are to be unconditionally obeyed. The offioe of Pro visional Governor-General of St. Petersburg is abolished." KllUrr Iswsel Wswrsusia. The bffl which is now pending in Congress I to reimburse the eta tee for i per cent, or the value of land granted by the General Govern ment on military land warrants will take $3,948,173.70 from the Treasury aud distribute it among the nineteen States. Representative Willits, of Michigan, has made a careful cal culation of the amount that will go to each State if the -bill should pass, as it very prob ably will. Tbe following table will show the States which are included in the bill, the number of acres of land entered on United States mili tary land warrants in each, the value of such land at $1.25 per acre, and a calculation show ing 5 per sent, of the same, which is the amount that each respective State will receive if the bill becomes a law t No. of acres Value at Five B ct. . entered. $1 2$ per of same. Mississippi., fjoioraao.H Oregon..,, jisfiaa Total 63,170,764 $78,963,455 (3,948,171 CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. Summarized from the proceedings of tbe past week. 'BBK4TB. ''' The bin to authorize a compilation and printirg of a naval Mttarv of the war was passed. The question ot admitting free of duty certain contribu tions ii ii in a i mu i u kiu ti, bun imviru iviukk. ,u Kansas came up and excited general debate, and finally toe Senate adjourned without action. On motion of Mr. Savard (Bern, of Del.l the Ben- ate adioumea on tne zja in respect oi ue memory aueorge naaniDgion. Mr. Vest nresented a petition aimed by over two thousand citizens of Missouri, .Kansas, Arkansas and Texas, praying such legislation as may be necessary to oDra Indian Territory for settlement on terms just to the Indian tribes and. honorable to the gov ernment. A iso, a memorial i venous vmeis uu heads of families of confederated reoria ana mino! tribes, nrmvinff such lesislxiion as mar- ft bo' la h umam in common, and to eive Indians title in severalty in Indian Territory. Mr. Wallace nre sented resolutions of tbe Philadelphia Hoard of Trade, praying the passage ot a bill providing lor tbe prompt settlement of disputed questions arlsi g in electious of President of the United States. The Committee on Epidemic Diseases reported a bill to Increase theemcacytf the National Board of Hea'th. Placed on tbe calendar. Mr. Biyard, from the Com mittee on Fina' oe, reported a joint resolution pro viding for a joint committee ( i tne senate ana toe Wn and Means Committee of the House, to con sider alleged losses of revenue arising from evasion of the stamp tax on cigars and other articles subject to excise duties and report as to what remedy is practicable. The bill refunding tbe duty on the alter from Rome for the St. John's Cathedral at In dianapolis was passed. Tbe bill to hare the political disabilities of J traes Monroe Hevskell removed came up. Ileyskell s rved in the Onfederat" army when a boy, and under section 1218 of the Ke vised btatutes. Is Ine 1- gible to appointment in the army. Mr. Garland mOVeU lOM SCC11VD VI ban XMIV1BVU OUHUKI (namtnx its provisions) be, and the same is hereby repealed." Tbe amendment was agreed to and tbe question being on the third reading f the bill, it was determined in tbeaffirn-aiive yeas 86, nays 21 Argument en tbe Five Per Cent. Bill waa resumed Several petitions were presented for admission free of duty of materials used in making paper. A resolution bv Mr. Blair was adopted directing the Becntaiv if the Navv to transmit to the Senate any information in possession ef the department In relation to the present condition of affairs in Alaska. Eulogies on tne late senator rtoaston, oz Aiaoama, were delivered by Messrs. Morgan, Hamlin, Davis of Illinois, Tburman, s'anisbury,. Pendleton and Pryor. Tbe following bills were introduced : Organizing a Court of Pensions to consist of tbe Chief Justice aad four Ast-istant justices who shall recelv, an an nual salary of $4,0)0 each ; to provide fur the intro duction and cultivation of trie cbinchona plant In the United States: by Mr. Muldrow (Dent, of M s-.l piecing on the free list psp?r suitable fur bonks and newspapers; by Mr. Blackburn (Dem. of Ky.) abolishing tne tax on tobacco and re luring the t)-x on distilled spirits to fifty cents on m rj pror f cat ion: by Mr. Ultason (I.m. of l.a.) appr. priatiug (200,000 for deepening tbe mouth of the lieu Ki ver ; by Mr. Le Fevre (lKin of O ) for the snpprt ssijn of infectious and coutsgious diseases of dmu stimted animals; by Mr. Anderson (Dem. of Kas ) f .,r the taxation of lands granted by Cungress to ai I in the construction of certain railroads. MeuioiUl ad dresses were delivered upon A. M. Lay, of Missouri. The Committee on Elections submitted a majority report relative to the - Pennsylvania contested election case of Curtis vs. Yokum, dtclaring tiie election null and void, and remitting the qnettion to Ihe perpl of the district. Mr. B aine, from the Appropriation Committee, reported the f tar service Deficiency Bill, which was ordered printed and re cr mniiited. Consideration was resumed of the bill for Court removal. - The Speaker lall before the House a message from the President transmitting a communication from the a ttorney (General relat ve to the appropriation for United States Marsbals. ine mnuunicauun was reierrea. The Star Service Deficiency Bill being reported back from the Cmmltteeon Appropriations, waa referred t) tbe Committee if the Who The Hou-ewent intj a Committee on tne bill. Mr. Blount explained the bill, and in the course of hia speech denounced in very severe terms the Post master general ana me oec m assistant resimnsier General for their violation of law in making cob tracts to the amount of tl. 700,000 hevond the anoro- priatioa, and thus placing Congress fn the attitude either of indorsing their action or of leaving Ihe ciuutry without sucb mall service for three months. Mr. Blackburn had real for Information an amendment wnich he proposed to offer, provld- 1DK teat tne appropriations niaoe ov ine Din not exceed C&OO.eoi. Mr Baker had read a sub. stitute--which he propose 1 to offer f r the first section of the bill, appropriating (500 000 to meet the deficiency in the Biar service. Mr. Bicknell. Chairman of tbe Committee on Presidential Elec tions, reported back tbe joint resolution amending i he vonsiuuuon as io tne election oi rrtsiaent ana Vice President. Becommitted. A tolnt resolution was Introduced by Mr. Warner reamrmlna the "Monroe doctrine ' relative to the Inter-Oceanic Canal Committee. The House went into Committee of the Whole (Mr. Scale in the chair) -en tbe Star Service Deficiency bill. Mr. Baker, on the part of the Committee on Appropria t'ons, submitted a substitute for the whole bill, ar- nrooriatlna 19)0.0 0 to meet the expenses ot Inland mail transportation on 6tar rout s for the remainder of tbe current fiscal year at or within contract prices as iney existea on retwuary i, iss'j, pro vided, tbat on anv route where there hash ?en an increase of the original contract price during the last or current fiscal year for expending the de livery oi malls on any sucn routes at ine iat- o more than 823 000 the compensation for expedited service on such route shall be reduce ! to the terras of the oriainal oontraot on and alter March 1, 11-80 and nothing herein contained shall be construed to require a reduction of the number ol tiips per week on anv such route: and during tbe cuirent fiscal year no app op lation tor expediting services on any postal Htar route snail ne male. Beet ion z ai pmpn ates (100,000 to enable tbe Postmaster Oeneral to Slace the service as authorised by law. Mr. fount's substitute was agreed to yeas, I'd; nays, not counts L Mr Blount then movt d to amend toe atcond section of tbe bill by striking out the appro- finatlon ol (Iflft.i 0 1 to Increase the service on exist ng routes. Mr. Dunnell offered an amendment permitting the (100,000 appropriated for the pur- f ose of enabling the Postmaster Oeneral to place he new service authorised by law to lie used ; also, for inereiae of the service on existing routes others than those reduced by the first wci ion. Adnptel. Mr. B'o-tnt's amendment was then adopted. The committee then rose snd reported the bill to Ihe House, when it was passed. Thb congregation sang, " We are going home to die no more, in a Went field (Mass.) church, and an irreverent fellow, leaning over to a dyed deacon, said in a loud tone, " Then you'll be gray in a week." acre. Iowa ........14,099,825 17,624,781 " 881,239 Illinois 9,533,8.51 11.917.31S 595,863 Missouri 6.818,988 8.523,736 426,186 Wisconsin 6,465,781 8,082.227 404,111 Minnesota... 6,990,291 7,487,864 874,3!3 Kansas 4,331,856 5,414,821 27m, 741 Michigan 4.331,273 5,414.092 ' 270,704 Arkansas... 2,260,903 J, 8264 23 141,3 6 Nebraska .... 1,939,233 2,424,047' 121,201 Ohio 1,817,501 2,271,877 113.593 Indiana.... 1,312,436 1,640,545 82,027 Alabama 1,159,611 1,449,513 72,475 Loaulana.... 1,158,8!. 1,448,503 ' 72,425 California 811,431 1,014,289 50,714 Florida 469.981 586.351 29.317 384,977 ' 481,222 24,061 tM AAA ' O.B BM M n. 1. 79489 98986 4949 OHIO STATE NEWS. A. Compendium of the Week's Erenta. Lancaster is to hare a new epera-honse th coming summer. ... - ... Peter Urbane was killed by falling tree near Flndiay. - ' Charles Gossing was killed by the can nea Elyra. . - , - Hrs. John Gregory, of Columbus, committed suicide by taking arsenic. Cause, melancholy. ' Dr. - L. D. Converse's ' celebrated trotting stallion, Washington, valued at 12,000, died at Cr- W. H. Corliss, of New Straitsrille, got drunk and laid down on the railroad track. The train fioally came along. -. -i .-- . Charles Fisher, whote body was found near Van Wait in a badly mutilated condition, is sup posed to have been murdered. - The trial of Mrs. Smith, for murder, at Cochocton, is slowly progressing. A correspondent says she has the general public sympathy. While Mrs. Philip Beam, : of Bellaire, was pouring hoilirg water into a giass jar, tbe vessel burst and a little daughter was tatally scaldel. Camp No. 43 of the Patriotic Sons of Amer ica gave a street parade aud banquet at Zanesville on the anniversary of Washington's birthday. ' Mrs. Harriet E. Powers has sued the city of Cleveland for (10,000. Her husband lost his life by walking off the viaduct last November. , The total number of petitioners that have so far united in asking ihe Ohio Legislature for a local option law is 48.600. - 4 A postofBce war is raging at Findlay. The present incumbent, Q. De Wolfe, in face ef strong opposition, is working for a reappointment. . i Telephone companies were last week incor porated in Toun.stown, Xenla, Springfield and Ur ban! with a capital each of 110,000. 4 The investigating Committee of the City Council of Urban, appointed to ascertain the ex tent of Clerk Hovey's defalcation, have made an ex haustive report.' The deficit is 6 1,778.18. " ' A call has been made at Akron by the sol diers of that community for a meeting to Be held en the 6th of March to adopt resolutions' denouncing the Weaver Bill. At a recent meeting Buckly Post, G. A. B., passed resolutions denouncing the bill. " : 'While Henry Stigmyer, a farmer residing near Tiffin, was cutting down a tree, a decayed limb broke off, and filling in an upright manner, struck him on the head, crushed his skull and killed him instantly. ' Frank Murphy, of Attica, shot his stepson, L. Sam peel, in the arm, because the latter protested against the extravagant manner in which Murphy was getting away with bis (Sampsel's) mother's propei ty. Both men are about the same age. - Conrad Doll, of Akron, has heed arrested on a charge of bigamy at the instance ot Catharine Near, whom he married in January, 1879.. 6h charges him with having a foimer wife now living la Germany. The Bev. James Vernon, jun., pastor of the Chagrin Fails Disciple Church, has filed his petition for J10.000 damages against J. J. Stranahan, editor and proprietor of the Chagrin Falls Exponent, tar alleged libel. The elopement of the fourteen-year-old daughter of Rev. John Plants, of Bradoer, Wood County, with a rather dissolute character has highly Incensed the people of that community. The mother is frantic with grief. The following are the penitentiary pilgrims from Eiyria: Mary Munn, 3 years, administering poison; Wm. Lane, 7 years; D. Luntzford. A. Smith, John Coons, 2 years each; Oliver West and U. Warren, 1 year. . John C. Huster, landlord of the St. Charles Hotel, at Steubenville, Is a bereaved man. His wife ostensibly went on a visit to hr parents at union port, ue received a letter from her written at Columbus, saying tbat she was going further and would never return to him again. He Is ia pu.suit Mr. Frank Hern, a wealthy and respectable farmer aged 70 years, residing near tiailipili-, com mitted suicide by taking laudanum. After taking the Uudanum, thinking i'a work notspeeJy enough. be attempted to cut ma throat. The knife waa taken away from him, but later the laudanum got la its work. ; Six young men, all respectably connected, res ding at Bushylvania, L-gan County, have been arrested, charged with burglarizing the stores of J, Q. A. Bennett and J. K. Black, of Bellefontalne, last September, uonsideraoie excitement . wee created by the proceedings against these "youi g Moods " Samuel B. Foster, editor of the Dayton Saturday Evening Record, was assaulted in his office o j the 23d Inst, by Jake Bitty for an alleged libel ous publication charging the litter with conducting a gambling house. After striking Foster, Bitty drew a revolver, but waa prevented from using it by employes in the office. ; -. The Clerk of the Board of Education of Cleveland has begun making arrests under the State law punishing employers for having children under fourteen in their employ during school' hours when not compelled to work on account of poverty. It la the Intention ef the authorities to have the law rigorously enforced. A virulent disease, resembling the epiiotio, has broken out among the horses In Cleveland and it Is estimated that more than one-sixth ef all the city are affected.; Tbe symptoms are, running at the nostri's, inflammation of the mucous membrane of the air passages, followed by pneumonia and then asphyxia, and ia all cases they are preceded by great emaciation. The worst form is that of glan ders, which is epidemic in some localities. Enoch Young, at Waldo, Marion County, be came involved In a fight In a saloon and was se verely punished. He went out, and directly return ing, bringing with him a large knife, he approached Israel Bensley, who had taken no part in the fight, and stabbed him twice, ia the face and in the region of the heart, killing him instantly. Toung is jail Court Is in session, and a special grand jury will be called. OHIO tiEXEKAL ASSEMBLY. Huminari.ed from the proceedings of the pant week. I 8E.NATK. Cleveland asks for a Beard of nine Aldermen Mr Sir v Iter's House bill omsnteinii IheCiiv In firmary ol Cm ionati was pa-srd. Tbe following hills were introduced : By Senator Van Cieaf, di nensintr with the nubiicaiion ot tne delinquent pit. sons I tax list; creating a Board ef Co-amisstoners who shall have tbe management of the Fire Depirt- ment in the eltr of Devon: authorizing the village of Germantown, Montgomery County, to build a railroad, and to lease and opera e the same; peti tions were present d from citisens of Cincinnati for the repeal ot the Building and Loan Association Laws; also from cit'sensot Clark County, asking that Children's Homes bs placed beyond partisan control. B lla were Introluced as follows: Providing that a lease may bs to-felted at any time on demand of payment and failure to meet the same; providing for enlarging a culvert in Harrison Township, Pick away County ; authoriz'ng the city of Springfield to issue (it o,uw in oonua lor sewer purposesi provid ing for improvements on State and unfinished roads au'.horlzlne- townships in Noble and Guernaev coun ties to open snd operate roads; to apply tbe surplus do j tax in Hardin County to pay the debts of tbe Cunty Agricultural Society; providing that all pleadinas and answers in court shall be construed more sincuy accoraiua io tne uocumenis sunmutea. T ie House bill authorising the transfer oi funds ia Margriretta Township, brie County, wss passed, The House billauthnriainE mm tiauafer of doe-tax funds not to exestd (1.300 in Williams County waa passed. Mr. Bcott-s uouse out mating appropnv tions lor the support common scnoois eras passed The Committee on County Afla'ra rr ported in . . i . : . v.. r-...,u. ... nt. I - n u i .. Clermont Cunntv, to levy a tax for the payment of tta bonded dem. A Dill was introduced by Dr. Scott making any officer or member of any board personally liable for contracts ma le requiring the expenditure of any amount of money greater than that previously appropriated for said purpoa. This seems to apply to tne tmmlttee on Stoves and Furnercs oi the Cit einnatl Board of t luestion The following- Mils wire lutndurrd: Making to convertiU4 by guardlaus to Ibtlr own use- the propeity of tnt-ir aarus emuessiemem; requiring the County Treasurer of Hamilton County to rfund to the school fund tbe surplus dog lax to theseversl tonnahlps In which collected; requiring panles asking struck Juries to s cure payment ol easts of same io case of niiMienieanora; aulhorlalua the Auditor of Clnv ntatl to Issue duplicate birds a here they bare been lost or destroyed. , . Tne following bills were Introduced: Increasing the lower ot City Council t to regulate e prohibit shows aud ot w ainusemeuls and the sale of in loiieatlng liquor on Sunday; Increasing the general power of muuklnal o rn jaUoos; authorising tbe Commie Inner ol Fiankiiu County Io extend a road levy; reduclug Ihe time for record! a deed to thtitydajra. ihe following bills acre passed: Rs- NUMBER 48. eulring a Special Master Commissioner to give Donas; autnortzing teiommiasioners oi van neii County to eatead a loan; De. Hcott's bill makiaa appropriations, to pay the- interest and principal of the State debt; Senate bill providing that canals and water courses may constitute ward boundaries; allowing the troposittoa ot both a fine and imprison ment for selling liquor contrary to .law; ,Mr. Brown's bill allowing Sheriffs mileage on each name ta a writ or subpoena. . - - The Senate bill of Senator Atkinson allowing the citisens of Guernsey Couaty to vote an additional tax of $33,000 on themselves for the completion of a court-house was pawed. III. Cole's .House bdl re ducing the penalty on delinquent teres from 15 to a per cent., ana air. ration's oiu aaiaonstng tae employment of additional counsel' to collect tbe same, were indefinitely postponed,,. Another ff irt was made to nasi tne cggieston senate omir creas ing the piy of real estate appraisers and their aa sisiaats, but after Some discussion the matter -was laia ever until neat weta.-f iw: vi ; . f, r-i0 ' 'lTlm to Save. The speculative mania which seems to have broken out ' all over "the country with the return of commercial prosper ity unless checked or restrained willr- tainly precipitate, sooner -. or later. another financial collapse.- ' .It seems stranp-e -that eur people should have learned nothing from the- bitter experi ence of the past six or seven years, but so it is. ine same men who passed throusrh the panic of-4873. are- rushine a crain into all kinds of enterprises with the idea apparently, that an era of uni versal money making ia at hand. Many of them, probably, will draw . prizes' from' the lottery, but the majority will lose their money.7 A general break-down may loilow the overproduction resulting from this condition of affairs, and the country will then be ' forced to Again underge a period ot commercial depres sion, in this respect the United States but follows in ' the footsteps of other nations, lhroughout the commercial- world 'periods of inflation-and depres sion succeed one another as regularly as night follows day. Instead," therefore, of launching out into new expenditures, the prudent man will . husband his re sources on the theory that it is easier to save now than it is to make up his 'de ficiencies when the period ol depression: comes. If every one would , bear this economic truth in mind,' the constantly recurring " panics " would be much less frequent and much less severe than they have been in ' the past. ", Unfortunately, , the-'TAmertcan- people - have sot -yet learned that in time of prosperity the true policy is to save and not to specu late. ; Chicago Justice. ,. Correspondence 6t, Paul Pioneer Press. . i The following f cane,' which' occurred at the jail the otaer -day, will show 1 the great rerpsct whici a "D.s tniei will receive here. It was somewhat after this style: '3- ' ''- ' ' ISheriH " What is : that prisoner charged with?" - Jailer Tetty larceny, sir." Sheriff "Well, ran him into one of those ur p -r relii-. .What is this mart charged with 7' ' Ja'.lr-rfin whisper) "Ihis is Von Hollen;' bijr; thief : stole over f 100,000 from the city; g-eat friead of -,and , acd . , , Sh. rifl' "Oh, yes. How do you do Mr. Vo i Hollen T Sorry we i have not a better ro m tiofTer you, sir; but if you will ry and nuke vourself comfortable for a whle ia my office, I will have the jailer's p-ivate apartment - fixed up for you. Jaile-, s e that' Mr.' Voa Hollen has everything he wants.- Have my soft bottom thai . Do you tinokr,' Mr.- Via Hollen? Try o .e. JCo so good, I pre sume s you a eactuatom d to. '- JaiUr, bring Mr. Von Holieu a spittoon, 'and admit 'hi j fr c jts ' tiee'y will make thin, s as pleasant fs pcssible for you. GooJ day, sir." ' I he b gger th" 'thief the more comfortab'e the iquart rs an 1 greater the politene-s. : Going to New Orleans In , Character Shortly'af ter the collap.-e of the Con federacy, an ex-soldier; who had -spent all his pav in riotinz and whisky drink ing found himself inShrevepo'rt strapped ana busted, yet lulr' ol ' expedients. Desirous of reachimr his home he 'in quired the Tare, and to his dismay found it to be ?10. rvow that amount was as big as a million in-' Bith's sight. After casting about be bethmight himself ef a scheme, ihe steamer .national was nearly ready to leave her berth when Billy made his appearance on the wharf ana san? out. 1 say, (Japtain, how much do i ou charge to carry a barrel of ; whisky to aw Orleans i" - "Two dollars," replied the Captain, " All rieht." replied Bilk "Send out a couple ot your deckhands and roll me atioaraj - .t- . .? . . ,."r I Cap. Hamilton saw' the joke, and sent out the mad clerk to take the marks, wc-ieht, etc., of the- freight.",' - : . - ' Billv was invited to a mat at the cabin table by the Captain," and traveled" to New Orleans in style, as a barrel of whisky," by which name he ; was after wards known. The Mistakes the "W orld Sees. Of all profesim in the world there are r one in which the mistakes made are brought so prominently before the public as that of ' journalism. A mer chant may make mistakes in his figures, in his pr ces or weights or measures, but it doe-i not appear where every person in the city and .vicinity an -see it. It is not proclaimed to thousands of eyes the next morning, nor published where all can know it. If a doctor fives a wronz prescription it isn't knownbv everybody. But in journalism every such bluader n seen and notd by thousands, A word mi pelled, a letter out of placv, an un- grammatical sBntenre or misstatement oi Lets overlooked in the hurry and bus tle of rapid work, is pomc-d on by cri ics and the journalist informei -that uch mistakes are inexc stole. Journalism on Wheels. : ' An editor in ons of the North Georgia counti -s owns a portable printing ounce. The editor is a flist-ratc blacksmith, and occasional 'y cbances his location. stopping in any neighborhood where the farmers are disposed to furnish him with work, and as soon as he gets hit shop in good running order,: he sets up his old ilea r ran in u nana press, buy a gallon or two of syrup, a few pounds of glue and casts a roller. Then he buys a dozen quires or paper, and- in a few days "The .ThunderbolV of - Freedom' makes its appearance, claiming a large circulation and offering superior induce ments to advertisers. A woman in the hospital in Florence has a strange history. - She entered the Italian army in ' order to svre her brother, a married roan, from military service. She served with distinction daiin the war with Austria, and re- eei vi d a medal for bravrry la the field. When there facts were known to King Humbert he presented her with the en,- of hia order and gave directions for her discharge on an annual pension Wx sent last year to Europe 1,000,000 hides.-4--; - - - - ' Chicago makes $15,000,003 worth bf cloth a year. - - - Neari, y"800,000 persons are employed on British and Irish railroads. . - The defenses of Paris have been im proved until that city is believed to be impregnable. 1 Some enterprising Bohemian has dis covered that Mrs,.. President Hayes weighs-174 pounds. ::' - . . The fifteen car manufacturing es tablishments in this country turned out 37,350 cars in eleven months. . ' The town of Waltham, Vt;.is eighty three years old and has never' bad a church or post office within' ita li mi W ' ; The Israelites- of Austin, Texas, are building a synagogue which will be one of the handsomest buildings in the city. J .- " '-- . The Chicago and Northwestern Ball road is building a new. bridge over the Minnesota River that will be 2,000 feet long. . 1 ' ' " " . " "'" - Chicago's lumber receipts tho past year have been greater by 25 per est and its shipments by 151 per cant, than in any previous year. , ; r , ,. ,.,.. t : J i lead miDe lias.' been' found in Denton" County, Texas, 'and this' was not found ia tho body of a horse-thief, either. Mrs. OtjrAY cannot play the' piano, but she can -"chew tobacco," which shows there is always some compensat ing blessing. in this world.; ; ? r , - , 1 . Noeth Carolina has six newspapers edited by 'negroes,'- Louisiana -three,. Tennessee ana Texas two each, and Virginia, Alabama and Mississippi each one. '" " : Manufacturing clothing in Chicago gives employment' to80,C00 people) and the value of the-goods made is 115,000, 000. This industry has doubled in four years.-! x .mi ; . f The Alabama planters are wild on cotton planting. Food crops are . neg lected, and exclusive attention given to cotton. Same in Northern Mississippi', very little wheat is sown.-- - a . -Counterfeit gold "coin is abundant in California, and must gradually find its way eastward. It is in the form of five dollar : pieces, exact imitation, but light in weight. -. , . . : ,,. The total value of the imports for the year 1379 was $513,745,748, and during 1878 was $431,812,483. The valuo of domestic 'exports in 1879 was 1754,656, 755 and . the value of exports in 1878 was $729,023,238. - - - ; - Dr. ' En'os s Lowe, the founder of Omaha and the gentleman who directed; the survey of - the first town site, hast just died in that ciiy. ' Only one of his' companions in that pioneer excursion now lives. . Last year . 646 people were divorced at San Francisco, 104 of the decrees be ing granted on the ground of cruelty and desertion. - In the same city 207 persons came to their death by violence, eighty- eight of whom committed suicide. Mr. Charles Freeman, of Illinois. is going to build a creamery this spring near the city of Boone, Boone County, Iowa. It is to be run on the principle of - collecting only the ; cream ' from ' farmenv .;- ' v-v-i" ' Less than -fifty years ago one man could not make over; 14 pins a minute; , bow he can make more than 1,400. Then one girl could 'stick on papers about 10,000 pins a day ; now a fair day's -work 1b from 800,000 to i,000,-: 000; .' - - ' ' ri: '' -i : "' '' Oshkosh, Wis., has the largest match factory in the world. It cut bp 2,000,-a 000 feet of loirs into matches, and used $300,000 worth of . revenue stamps dur ing 1879. Besides, , it manufactured one-fourth of all' the merchant work sash; 'blinds 'and doors made in the United Btatea. -" --.t iu.-'.L The new ferryboat for the Central ! Pacific-. Kailroad Company now being -built in San Francisco will be the larg-. est in the world, and will have a greater . breadth of beam than any vessel afloat. ' Its length will be 424 feet, width 11 ' feet, and - the wheels will be thirty leer in diameter. : :t ! ' . v: -. ; M A DEMOISELLE ALICE DE OlLBERTON DB Bretjilles, a young lady of distior ; guished family, has just fallen a victim t to her' love for mountain climbing." ' She resolved, without a guide, to ascend the Pic dn Laraont, in the Pyrenees. -She -had mounted some idistance -when her foot slipped and she fell into the abyss below. . - ... ' The Drawer's EesponsiblUty. - ' To lose by one's own 'icrnorance or carelessness is more mortifying than to lose bytanoiherVdishoneBty.. It is cer tainly aggravating enough to lose by both. To. illustrate now uttie tne law ill help a person who does, not know how to do business and to show the importance of frmall - details the 'JVeto Xorl Mercantile journal Cities an actual Case..': : sfi i v ::; i v.v v-.i u r : - : ' A man drew a note promising to pay one hundred dollars. He used a printed . form, and did not close up the blank de voted to dollars, and after passing It as negotiable--paper, ' - somebody inserted "and fifty after the one hundred ana before the printed dollars. ... I Ihe note, thus altered, got into tne hands of ah innocent party,- who pre sented it to the drawer, and the Su preme Court decided the maker of the note was liable for its face, because through negligence . he did not draw a line between tie word " hundred " and the printed word ?' dollars. : t Any testimony that the drawer might offer to establish the fact that he gave tbe note for one hundred dollars must ro for nothing, as there was nothing on the face of Ihe note showing that it had been altered.--- 1 I Evidence of any alteration on the face of the note would have changed the case. Let this be a lew on to all drawers of promissory notes. " No one can be too careful in inch matters. - . -'' Dangers of Feasting the Poor. I Strang, but some people gromble when their government will make ao ef fort to relieve a starving portion of its L subjects, and others are dissatisfied if . the government takes an opposite course. The latter is the case in Germany, where " the government haa taken woch th .trough ' means to prevent loss of life by tie famine in Upper Silesia that the large , landed .'proprietors are represented as being disgusted at its liberality,- com plaining that their laborers will not ' hereafter be contented to live upon the food to which they have been accustomed, but will demand higher wages that they may secure something better. This is axplaired by stating that although the diet furnished by the government con sists merely of bread, nutritious soup, bacon and now and . then pea sausage, the average Silesisn peasant finds that , this food far surpasses, both in quantity . and quality, that to which he has been accustomed. The wages of a laborer there are not more than seventeen cents a -day, and it is not surprising that a, plenty of the viands above enumerated , should seem like a rare feast to him. ; Gambktta, the statesman, wants to provide a National system of higher instruction for girls" in France, He Is persuaded that if girls are not educated up to the level of the Republican ideal . the Bepublio will fall down to their no tion of what it ought to be. He says the best advbera he had not alone as ; to the eondnct of his private life, bat in politics -t. were good women." . . - i - ; , r . i--.-. t -.i .u ' A TOY maker of Montrose, Pn., v es , 600,000 feet of basswood every year.,