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v ow,si v. movK.inr.il 11, is.-. IITLI-SHOKO, : : s OniO. IMPORTANT EVENTS Collated and Compiled from all Quarfoun. AT WASHINGTON. IT f port of flit Km-itcnn rnrrnl. Tlie nnnunl report 't the Snr;'i'nii Clor eral of tin Army sIimwi tlmt :!'.', 't;:i white trunks 'vn n tlir 8ik INt (hiring 1 ho ytut nml n t it al mi nil mm of ilt-fittis from nil muses of :JU, or ten mm 1,'"U. Anions tlie Cnloroit troops were 4,-V) oasi s of all kitnls mid twnilv-six donlhs, or eleven per U'cin. Tlit' Sui'- i mi (trm-rul recommends that n thorough re-vncciimt ion of vciy itnli vi.hml in the mi Hi hi t e-tuMisliment, v hich lias ln-rfi s eminently protective in the (tciMian .Army, We rigidly I'lilorccd in cur ou n. A Verdict for Kilbourn. The jury in the r;h.' nt 1 i a ) I ' t Kitlmnrn npiinst .John - i. Tliompn.n, c-Nerp'iint-Ht-Arms of the Hoiim ,t llepri'e;:( at i ves, for ,;!.".' ,ooj il,una.:es t' r tit le imprisonment ly order , thai l.ody, rendered a verdict on tlie 7th, awarding tiie pl:uiiti!i .";. . In a form, r trial ki.Umrn sued iorl,iO.HH). and a .-nticr w;is l-.-mlcn-d for .,M'V'imi, v Inch tlie h.i-iM r l ouit set ttnidu as hein cxn sive. Thu itiM' will aain be up-pi-aled. Civil Series Kales Amended. A a-.iin-l"n di-o;orli oi liie .vhs;is tlie I 'p'Mih nt has so nii-' M-Ied (. ivil S.-rviee linle No. s that if now distinctively pro bit. it -i a a- appoint n.g power. ;.!ike in every dep;irtni iit. and in very p--t'tU'-e and cnt'.itiv oltire, ti-'jin inakit.' any discrimi nation in siUetions lor appointments hy reason ut any political or rt lii;ious upinion or alliliai ion. Civil Series Kales Amended. Sales. The rosttnarer (.cn-rnl bas dismissed from t he service l'nst master Insnect m Amos 1". Koster fop rendering to the depart ment false and ,'iet it i-.11 s accounts, lie was Htatiom d at Austin, Tex., and was rend'T jnp accounts lor per diem services which he never pet frirmed. Sknapir Mm.i.f.k, of California, bas written to the Secretary of State complain ing that by the fraudulent practices of C'luiRve o Hie in Is hundreds of Chinese laborers are licini landed in America as teachers, students, merchants, 141 those de birin to travel in the United State--. Thk Chief Signal Service; oili'-er, in bis annual report, says the service has been seriously crippled by the diminished ap propriations, and uii'H Congress to be more liberal in t be fut ure. He recom mends a separate oMic nn the Kacitic Coast, and has decided on nn extension of the service in that important region. DOMESTIC. A Miscegenationist. lie v. J ti. l'oilard, until a few weeks Pi nee presiding elder of the Methodist Kpisoopal Church North in Arkansas, cre ated a sensation in tiia State on the oth by publi-y marrying a colored gr named Klia Millahey, He was divorced from bis eecuiul wife u montli auo. Charged with Murder. Mrs. Klb'ii Joii;j-, a widow, and L. S. "Wldttemore, have been arrested at I'lince toii. Wis., chared with tiie murder of AVhittemore's little boy, whose body was found Holding in the river a few days an with bis throat coat. The theory ndvnnced is that criminal intimacy existed between the pair, ami I he- boy was murdered-to prevent him making tho fact public. Forger Arrested. A man ivin the name of Elmer tl. Johnson is under arrest at Boston charged with passing a foiled clieck of one hun dred ami litry dollars on tlie National Tai k Hank of New York, and signed "John H. H. Meyers." A package of blank checks of the First National Hank of New York were found with him. He stated thathis real name was Frank Mayers, uud that the alleged signer of tlie check was his brother. Hantan Challenged By Teemer. Teemer, the young 1'ittsbur oarsman, Las issued a challenge to Kdward Haiilan to row a live-mile race for the champion ship of the world, and has deposited V'11 with the Sportiittj Jintrnid, of Chicago, as n forfeit, 'lcemer is willing to give llanlun choice of places, provided lie rows before going to Australia. Starved Death in Utah. Frank Wilkes, of Zanesville, U., a grand son of Commodore Wilkes, of the United States Navy, while herding sheep near ITeasant, Utah Territory, lost his way a few days ajo, and died of exposure and fctarvatiou. Tornado in Missouri. A cyclone, terrilic in its elicits, visited several portions of Missouri 011 the nth. The storm was tirst felt nt Springfield, where it demolished two woolen mills and a number of residences. Jindgetown, a fcuburb of North Springfbdd, was the great est sufferer. Nearly all tho residence property of the place was levelled to the ground. Seven persons were killed and many injured. Tlie loss is estimated ut ."0,00. Ti-e path of the storm was only a few yards in width, but wherever it btruck tne ruin wus appalling. Texas Fence Cutters Again at Work. Fence cutting has been again renewed in Texas. A Coleman dispatch of tho tilh says the fences of three pastures have been rut within the lust ten days. Notices have been posted in several places, which leads to the belief that the war 011 wire fences will become general. Adjutant-lienerai King visited Coleman a few days ago in the endeavor to effect a friendly compro mise betw een tiie fence cutters and the ranch owners, but failed. A Stream Fainting Press for India. The Kxecutive Committee of the Wo man'i Foreign MisMonkry Society of the Methodist Kpihicopal Church, in annual ses sion at L'es Moines, la., lias voted to raise $:Ti,ikhj for the establishment of the first woman's periodical in lndiu. David C Cook, Die Sunday-school publisher, has Riven a y.VJoo Cottrel steam printing press to the American Mission Fress in India. This will le the first steam printing ma chine, except those in Government use, in use 111 India. A Stream Fainting Press for India. A Coal Strike Ended. The coal miners' strike at Uasalle, 111., which began July 1, terminated on the lith by four hundred men returning to work J he strikers had demanded that the mine owners discharge their non-union men, but thir wus not acceded to. Outrage and Robbery by Head Agents. Jacob Hipp, a wealthy resident ut Mil waukee, Win., while un his way from the Mexicua Central terminus at Laredo to I-'urangn, ou tlie ilth, was robbed of It ,000 und murdered by road agents, i 1 is wife was outraged, and, it is thought, will die. FfToi-tn were made to capture tho muider ris, but without huccess. A Remarkable Sleep. Kiward iiii hauls, an agid but healthy inuiate of ttje Soldiers' Home in Ahlwuu- Jtte, rcltipbud into a deep bleep ou October -Q. from which nil efTorf? failed to nmtin him. He took nouri-dum nt w illitigly , nml nil thA funct iotis of hi body jtei' formed tlieir duty naturally. He returned to mn scimisness n the tlth, and expressed him srlf ns feeling in perfect health. His un natural desire for sleep is a mystery to physicians. A Successful Rank Swindler. Kdwai d ebster, w ho narrowly escaped nrrest in Kl. Louis a few days auro for at tempting to swindle the Commercial Hank, succeeded in swindling the Valley National l'ank of that city out of JlV.ixt on the oth, by petting a bogus draft discounted ami checking out part of the proceeds. Other banks are said to have also been duped by Webster. Fatal Elevator Accident. In the Capitol building at Fdsniarck, Iak., on the lith, the clamp to tlie elevator rope broke, and the elevator and six men, Daniel O'NVil, William Hit x ton, Andrew Johnson, John We ton (He Hoffman and Oscar Sanberg, fell to the bottom, a dis tance of fifty feet. Hods and wheelbar rows followed and were smashed to kind ling wood, Hiixton had ail his ribs broken and will die. Tiie other four are badly in jured and may die. A Texan Wife Murderer Lynched. At Luliug, Tex., on the night of tiie 7th, one hundred armed men surrounded the house in which 'John L. Martin, who con fessed to having murdered his wife through jealousy, was con lined, overpowered the constables in char;;e and hung Martin to a tree. Allot her lure body of ni'Mi visited tiie constables two hours later for tie purpose of lynching Martin, hut departed w hen told he had already been hanged. A Negro Preacher Associated. A negro preacher named .James Hawkins, while eat i ug supper on . t he 7th in a house in the extreme western part of St. Louis, was shot in the back by some unknown person from the outside and killed. It is said that t iie nssassi n was dressed in woman's clothes, but tlie lads in the case ore. nut yet known. , The Halifax Dynamiters. In the case of Hoimes and lb acken, re cently arrested at Halifax on suspicion of being engaged in a dynamite I'lof, the Judge decided that the accused could only be held for a nuisance, and fixed their bail at rHi.nni) each, in default of w hich they w ent to jail. Prussian Forger Arrested. Nathan Szkolny was arrested on tho steamer Marathon at the Jiostoii wharf on tho 7th, charged with extensive forgeries in Hromberg, Frussia. Szklony wus for many years in the banking business, jlecoming financially embarrassed, it is alleged he forged acceptances to the amount of nearly vo,ono. Memphis Gamblers. In the Memphis Criminal Court on tlie 7th, Judge Creer decided that the laws un der which poi d -rooms are conducted are unconstitutional, and that the proprietors of such are simply common gamblers, sub ject to fine and imprisonment. Some of the leading citizens of Memphis are interested in pool-rooms, and the decision creates a sensation. An appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court. A Call for the Republican Committee. Col. John A. Martin, Secretary ot the National Republican Committee, has issued a call for a meet ing of the Republican Na tional Committee to be held at the Arling ton House, Washington, U. C, on Wednes day, December l,ss;it at I- o'clock, for the purpose of deciding upon the date and place for holding the next National Repub lican Convention. The committee will also elect a Chairman, vice Governor Mar shall Jewell, deceased. A New Cattle Disease. A contagious disease known as "swell head" having appeared among tlie cattle at the Ciiimgo Stock-yards, a scientific examination of the cattle afflicted was held on the 7th under the direction of the U. S. Treasury Cuttle Commission. It- was decided that the disease was tho result of the lodgment of microscopic plants in the teeth. When the disease extends to the jaws it nearly always proves fatal and can be communicated to man. Death of Ex-Governor Randolph. Ex-Governor Randolph, of New Jersey, died at his home in Morristown on the 7th, of haart disease. Ex-Governor Randolph as elected to the Lower House of the New Jersey Legislature in and in lNiJwas lected to the State Senate, and was re elected in ls;;t. He received the Demo cratic nomination for Governor in 1m!i, and was elected, serving unt il In lfi7-" he was elected to the U. S. Senate, succeeding Hon. F. Stockton, and served until 11, Since then he has been out of the Held of politics. The New Standard Time. Governor Crittenden, of Missouri, has is sued a proclamation recommending the cor porations and citizens of the State to adopt the new system of standard time recently adopted by tiie Railroad Convention. The Senate River Committee. The Senate Committee-who are examin ing the Government improvements made on the Mississippi River arrived at Vicks burg, Miss., on the JSth, and gave the Gov ernment work at that point u thorough in spection. The committee expressed satis faction with tlie work at the different points examined by them, and approved of the plans of the River Commiasiuu. His Conscience Hurt Him. A man named Donahue appeared at the county jail at St. Joseph, Mo., on tlie Sih and asked to be admitted, stating that tour years ago he murdered his brother-in-law, and his conscience troubled him to such an extent that he wanted the law to take its course. The jailor refused to take him in, and he has nut been seen since. That Alleged Marriage Contract. Miss Aggie Hill, who is suing Senator Sharon in a San Francisco Court for a di vorce and division of property, produced her marriage contract in Court on the fcith. Senator Sharon, upon seeing the document, denounced it as a forgery in tuieh indig nant terms that the Judge ordered him re moved from U:e Court-room. Tho eertill cato will be photographed. American French Duel in Mexico. A duel was fought at Chapuitepec, Mex., oir the th, between an American named DcLjheest, of the American National Bank ef that place, und Olivier, a French mer chant. Olivier was killed and Degheest badly wounded. Swords were the weap ons used- The dilliciilty was caused by a dispute over seat ut the races a few days previous. The Cotton Crap of Texas. It is estimated that the total yield of cot tou iu Texas for i i und LW is thirty per cent, below that of last year, or a fulling ofT of -to.V'on bales. The chances for a top crop are reported good in three counties and fair iu two counties in North Texas, but in ull the other counties the reports ure either unfavorable or none. The season for gathering the crop has been very lavorabie. it is expected the crop of Texas for lVll and 1-4 w ill be l,l'Hi,hoo bales. The Fax Woman's Rudy Sold. Moses, the iijiictetn-y uur-obi Lur-bund of the noted fut wumuu w ho died i v -untly iu Hnlfimorp, has sold the body of bis wife to a Haltimore physlcinn named Mill. Moses gives as bis reason for this singular trans action that he is in great poverty and nerd the money. The amount paid for the bodt is not state !. Hold Thieving Near Pittsburg. An organized gang of ep'Tt thieves Is operating extensively in .tod about Fitts burg. Three daring robbei ies have Im- mi committed recently, the boldest of which occurred three miles from the city 0 few days ago. The safe of Samuel Schulf?;, n storekeeper, was hauled out of the build ing 011 planks, blown open with powifc-r, ami rubbed of over tw o thousand dollars in valuables, A Building Falls Hatting Several. The entire roof, inside walls and tlie iron and stone columns of the new south wing of the Capitol building at Madison, Wis., feF on the St h, burying a 11 umber of workmen under the debris. Four were in stantly kiilod,and twenty injured, several of whom will die from their wounds. The cause of the accident is not know 11. Snieides and Murders. l Columbiana County, Ark., on the Louisiana border, a few nights ago, Ephraim Handy called Win. Scott, out of the 1 at ter's house ami shot him dead, on ac count of an old grudge. Roth were white men and farmers. Tin-: b idy of W. A. Seely, a land buyer from Michigan, was found near Mitchell, D. T., on the .th. lb had nver 7'" 011 his person, had a bullet bole through his bead, ami a revolver in his hand. He had been, drinking heavily. 1'ktkk R. Rui M K w it, aged fi ft y-two, a freight agent of the West Shore Railroad,' killed bimsf If at his residence, in Frook Ivn, a ft-w days ince. His son was killed and scalped in Texas by the Indians t wo weeks ago. CiiAUl.KS K. Fix, cashier of a Savings Rank iu Council Jilulfs, Ja., committed sui cide on the li'h by shooting himself through the head. Temporary insanity. II. Clay MtCkk, a farmer living near Kansas City, Mo., on the Nth cut tho throats of hi wite, oldest daughter, nndj then his own. All were dead wueti found. He was insane. City M akshat. Cannon, of Hearne, Tex., was slmt and killed a few- days ago' by Albert Hishop, a lawyer. Folitieal' disagreement. FOREIGN. The Nihilist Organization. A St. Petersburg dispatch of the 5th. says Vera Fhilipora, w ho was recently ar rested, is the actual head of the Nihilist Executive Committee. She has written a voluminous confession, showing that she. and another woman, w ho chose the South, of Russia as their lield of enterprise, had, alienated the allegiance of many army otheers, forty of w hom have been arrested. The Nihilists are miserably weakened in men and means, and frequently commit murder and robbery to obtain funds. Explosion in an English Cattery. An explosion of fire damp occurred in the Mooretield Colliery at Lancashire'on, tlie 7th, in which were working one hun dred und ten miners. Sixty-three miners1 were killed outright. or have since died from' their injuries, while none escaped the ef fects ot tlie explosion of lire damp without being more or less severely hurt. The French Advance Postponed. A Hong Kong dispatch of the Nth says Admiral Courbet has postponed his attack on line Ninh until roads are ready for the transportation of his heavy cannon. Prep arations are making for a desperate de fense, thft Chinese arsenals are busy, and their rugiments aro marching smith. Tho Paris 1,p Tvlvyvuphe says Premier Ferry has iu his possession a document showing that tho attack on Sontay and Hac Ninh must lend to war with China, Sates. Chief Jl'stick Coleridge arrived nt Liverpool on the oth from the United States. He expressed himself delighted with his American trip. Tub British steamer Iris, from Cardiff to Fort Said, was lost off Cape Villano, Spain, a few days ago. Of her crew of thirty-six all but one were drowned. Til k Spanish Government has received from France a note, settling the French Spanish controversy which grew out of the treatment of Alfonso in Paris. France ratified President Grevy's declarations in the ftUrntf titti'ii'd , and authorizes Spain to publish them in the (Urittl (itwttt Sates. LATEST NEWS. General AVkwht, Chief of Government Engineers, urges iu his annual report that the sea and lake front be put in condition for defense in case of war. Thk steamer City of Peking has brought to San Francisco one hundred and seventy six Chinamen, who are all provided by the Chinese Government with "traders'" cer tificates eni itling them to land. Glass importers in the East are suspected of offering financial aid to the disaffected operatives in the Pennsylvania fac tories iu case they should go out on a long strike. A (i a lb at Buffalo, N. Y., on tho )th blew down a four-story building which was undergoing repairs. Five workmen were killed und seven others seriously in jured. Thk main walls of the Mormon Temple iu Salt Lake were completer! 011 tho Oth. They are of polid granite, eighty-fie feet high and ten feet thick, and were begun twenty-eight years ago. The cost thus far has been . 1, ."100,000. A death from yellow fever occurred in the Charity Hospital at New Orleans 011 the Ktu. I lie victim was a child belonging to un Italian family of immigrants wiio recently urrived from Vera Cruz. The procession of Lord Mayor's Day, in London, was a mile long, and passed off without disturbance, though there were fear of trouble. There were a million of people along the road from Cheapsido to White Hall. In the issuing of invitations Americans were slighted. The testimony in the case of 0. A. Car penter, who is charged with the murder of Zura Burns at Lincoln, 111., was completed on the !th and the arguments were begun. New evidence is said to have discovered, widt h indicates that several w itnesses for the defense ha ve been guilty of perjury. A Mas. S.iott, of New York City, has" se cured a divorce from her husband on ac count of a quarrel, which began in the hus band's inability to buy her a sealskin sacque. As interesting case has occurred in Tay lor County, Gu. In an election held there on the Prohibition question, a Macon drum mer, rep resenting a wholesale liquorhouse, brought out the barrel for the benefit of the voters. He was promptly arrested and twenty-five cases made against him. C'H.onkl J. Conoit Sm mi , once Q uarter master of G-neral Sherman a corps, and i'4 extensive railroad builder, died in New Vork on tlie !Uh Tub largest seizure of illicit liquors ever made in Fpper Georgia was made a few ni-hts ago bv D.-pu'y Collector J.unes I. Ga-.tou, in NimbJewiU District, Lumpkin County, consisting of twentydive p-t"l;;.ies coiiiuiuiiig tivo hundred and seventy-live gallons, one still, cap and Worm, Wlld bieukiug up twodisliUe. ie. ! i j ; I THE ELECTIONS. NEW YORK. Nfw Voiik. m emher 7. The return con tinue to conic hi mtv h'owIv, 1ml esihmtO'i h'eod on (he :it -a returns in'MoOe the elec tion of the piiiiie 1 l-'nioein t ic State ti lo-t wnli tlie ovepiion of Mnvnanl, bv about :..! t-H) inai'Miiv. Iurr, the bcjnildieioi oppo Ilcnt of M ;i :i:u-1, lii'S a tmciilv olllhout I"'.'', M. h pImovh that Iv received about if. "INI I leino'-i ill ie vies. M he I ,ey In 1 11 re it conceded to (lie tbpolilh-ans by H very jrooil vorkimr tnnjontv in both branch'-. The present returns trice the Senate s pil lows; hepublieHii", eighteen ; I leinor ru 1 s. f our' teen. The ncutbh i-si t y -etjr at lb pit bliea n und iiv I N-nioci but lnier returns nmv eliHnjre t lit- i.e nt, but not the I in t ot t he ina-Joritie-. The p re-. -nt Senate will stav om-t unti lKS- hen a I nited State:- Senator w ill he elect ed. 1 ,cnliilLT I lemoci at deehire that the result is all due to I leoiocrat ie bhinderiey in nominating .Mmiuird. who wuf dis liked nil tlirtniLh the ;Jtate, not only by the li.pior deiderl mid their Inend. but by iiiun.vold time Democrats In 1 his city t he union I lenmcrat ie eounl y ticket is elected by about tn.KH majorii y, ex cept Mr. Jtetlly, ilie cundiilule tor nisier who bad nn independent 1 h mm ie nt ie oppo nent, .In met ( i' line n. Mr. Keilly's majority i iiiiout :.'u. 'Xn. Tiie board id A Mermen wi il" re main 1 leiitoerni ic. w it h h majority d' M. (d' whom 'J'uminaiiy coirtrols ',. Tammany 1ms lot much ot iis pMcr iu ad the ciiy districts, but w ill eootrol the patronage of tlie city rcj Imci 'h olhce. New Viiuk, Ntiveml'er 7.-The Sun eay Ma iuird. tor Seen-iarv of Stab-, appeal's to ha ve i nn iio.oim m ies behind his t irk of in t h is city, It rook! vn, K heso-r and llntlalo. and f ai r, Republican, ejected bv f rom ir,,nou to is,. "i. Ma r well, 1 irinocrat , for Sf ate Treasurer, indued tiehiml the ticket in the ui-Mern pint ot t he St ate, bu pi-'.bably pu Us l h i ohl li Kusell, KepuliliciiU, tor Attorney (ieiieral, lends rarr mi' I the rc-t in Noi t hern New York, but not cfi'tiii'h to put him ahead of Den n is ()' lit jen. t ii I h moerat ie nominee. ("'mil-man I lanv 1 M anninir. ol 1 he J ie-no-cratn- Stale (oeuniiee. t ety ra plied : ,Th I'll a I leiittll-e o( die ehclion has been t Ic cuttinir of Manai't. the heniornitic candi date tor Secret, o Slate, in New York and brook l ii by tin- lirpior I n I crest , a u l in the lane cities In t he i -tern pa 1 1 ol t he St a! e hiouch ot her causes. A coord, mr t our la I e-r ep..- the State ticket js cltcte.l by about tll.'tNl ma jot it , e cepf the Seeretarv of State, w Iro 1 dele.Ht . i iinniil r..in,ll. Tlie l,( i-;a-(iire is b'epubhenn. Tlie Slate Senate ft a nd nineteen Kepuhlicans to i h irieen lieiuo cr.its; tie A-r-ni!'iy u t"it '-t w o Itepu I 'I ica ns tO tl1V-'!V I lelllecral. state ijeket iicailv 4.i-i. I.ou s majority is I 1,'i.s. Tho Trihnr Minutes n tin Carr's pluralitv nt over t..iHni, ami tne o;tar liepubticatl ca ml ill. tie- on t he St ate t it ket apparcu: ly lack only iioni 4."ou to lijim ot an eh-elion. Il sa s the S natc tamN tifne'et-n HfjnibMean to Ihirleeii I leinorral s, hhJ tin House seventy tour Kepiiblii-ntis to htty tour liemocrats. Af.liVNV. N. V.. Noceniber T. The riju e tiniat' S 1 lie eject ion of t he D"im crat ie State ticdil, ccept Maynnrd, by unijorit v. Can' majority abo.it M.uau. The liepubli 'ims nineteen. Scnutoia u-id scvuniy As 8cuil'!i uiei;. ; j I i ! j I I ! ! ! ! ! I j I ' MASSACHUSETTS. Hoston. Nm 'ember 7. The returns in tlie Stale arc complete, u jt h t he except ii.n of one town. Id thin sen's total vote is MtM.liil ; Itutier, l.VU'74; Almy, l.f-.Mi; Itobiiison over Itutier, JU.U.--7. The Kvcciitivc Council u illstantl: Ke jniblicans five, l)t-nioci-ais iliree; a pain of two 1 lenna rats over hist year. A hbtioua) returns ave tin1 ItepuMIcnnp Ttft nienibeis r.t the I ,eLri-la t u re to i'- liemocrats ami one Independent, with nine district to henr troiu. Tne total vole for Lieutenant (iovernor gives Ames i:,iHM to ll.OUU plurality. GENERAL BUTLER ON THE RESULT. 7'ittsiu io;. I'knn., (h-tohcr 7. The 'm mortal f.itltr this even inn- ir'le.u-raphed to" (o ueral II. 1-'. Hutler for his view, nn the re- Milt iu Massachusetts, ninl asking tor his iu-o-(rrantiue tor t he t in ure. The following cnar nccriiic reply wus received: ' Boston, M ass.. October 7, l.c.'t. 'An answer to your que-tfnii is ea-v tn the cause ot' the result in Massachusetts, bast e:tr 1 had UK. in tl votes. The largest vote ever polled "its in the (iartlehl eleriion of IH u (iinilel.l. lir.iKitl; llaticork. 11 .'.II (I. total. L'V,. INm. This year the v ote is Itl-.H-.-l. el w ni-h I have l,Vuoo. This enormcm increase lias been cau-ed by the tree-t use ot money, traud and corruption of my opponents. More votes have been cast than will be in the next, presi dential y ear. The s.iKhi or ii.mm plurality of my opponent w as more than lost in t hcVit v of Jlo-ton. Masaclii!ietts i-, then-fore, tuirelv ie'inK-ratic, if I make another State cnntis with further (rain. "When a man lias increased the Democratic! vote from 1 1 khj i Pc'.nna in three years is there any need ot an am-wcrtnyour question, what my pronmnnne will be? 1 am pleased with the resull. I had rather have mv vote than to he elected by i:;:,.imi. In that case it would be Sidtl. 'rMas.-achuset:s is a Republican State; she has h lArp'u reserve vote, which in a 1'resident ial cicci ion ill come out.' Now we have had tln-m alJ out and measured them, and iu tlie next Presidential election, with a judicious plat I'orm und a popular nomination, ut least we. should keep all the Republican men it id monev- at home to tiO.-e en re e.r lo.i. icr. instead ot s nrlmyr both to Ohio uud JUUmUU 10 COlTUjit those States. "BUNT E. BUTLER." VIRGINIA. TIiciiMONii.Xoveuiber 7. Ad.lltional returns show Oeinoci utic yains ot one member ot the House of llelcjntes M each of the following counties: ( hm-ntict Culpepper, Fnirlax, Klu VHiinn, Praii U tin. Ib-nry Montiromei-y, Si r folk. Wythe, i'niK-ess Anne, ami one iu Craiti ami Hoauoke. em- in fireen and Madism. one iu Smythe and Klaiid, two in ( hestertiel.t und PowhaCan, two, in Kockbndiru ami two in Wa--hinyton. This, with tiie loss of one member in Carolina, maken the net Democratic aMn If. which insures a Democratic majority in the House of hi, with a koo.I prospect ui i In majority reach in.' "or ;m. The Democrats have v( the 4M Senators, which will uiiike their majority 4, with the chances of increasing p to H. Democrats est i mate their majority on the popular vote of1 the State between l:'.nno mid -i M i. The result ot 1 he election causes the w ihlesr excitement, 1.11'HM'iM), Noveiutter H :l A. M. The Sen ate stands, In ...oerats Coalitioni--is ll, ihailitfui 5. Dense of ItepreKeinaiives, Dem ocrats an, ( oalitionists oiihtful 11. When the douliiful con m ie are heart) from the Democratic majority on joint baiiot will prob ably reach U'-j. b MARYLAND. IUi.timouk, ovi-mber 7. The I.ejlaturo Is Democrai ic in hot n Houses, t he 1 icmoc rats havitiK a majority of two in the Senate and nearly two-thinlsot the House. The beyishl ture eieirts a Pliited States Senator to succee 1 Senator (iroonie. ulio will, of course, be a HI raitrht-out J lenioentt s. li Al.TlMoHK, November H A. M. The latest returns show McLean's Democrat t majoriiy in the Slate tube K'jHit. The Semile will stand: tourleen Democrats, t welve l;epubiians. itr.use deleiratas: i; liemocrats. :.'k Kepublt' cans, giviiiK the Democrats a majority of 31 on joint ballot. CONNECTICUT. IlAitTKoun, November 7. Connecticut elects eleven Republican ami one 1 icinocrat ie Senator. Senators holdinu' over, five Kepuu liruiis Hiid sev en Denmeralh. Tlie SeiiaU mw Ma-els, sixteen Hepu bl iea ns a nd eiyht Demo crats. The Low r House, with ten towns tc hear from, which were hei year evenly di viileil. htands H.'i Refuiblicau anduu Deiuocriit, one lie. a Kepubilcan majority ot e7, on joint ballot GO. PENNSYLVANIA. TI AHttisHcin:. November 7. otneinl reports nml ( (trrecletl eslimHU-s received Iroin a num ber ot con nt ies make no maierial chanfrc in the hVures Kent out last nilit. Nilcw has , 1 and Liv sey H.lf.U majority. Olhcml returns from all the counties will not be in tor several ihiys. Tlie Republican majority w'll nut ex ceed 10,i "jd. MISSISSIPPI. J.rKiON, Miss., November". The latest re- uniis Minw no ctn.nire in Itie result t tho cleci ion antiounc d i.(-t niKht nNicklt1 'j-'uo- j olu Count v, where t he fusion tented by a Hindi maiorilv. Adams. Hii Madison and Monroe Counties puw fiood tu ioii major it ien. The re juiar Denioirai iu ticket had little oppu-itiou elsew here, hence the Lc( i-iat u re. as Usual, Is la i eiy Deun j cratic. I he excitement in Copian County has BiibMded. No further irouhiu is. uuticiputed. j MISSISSIPPI. IMINNENOTA. PT. I'Afl., November 8 i A. m. Tho omelal ret u i ns I roin fix count ies, and part i id let in ni Btnl esliniHtes from Hbout one huodivd und HEty couiitieti, nml ef-tiuiaten bused upon the 4-icction ol two i ui's him t'roiu the remaining ten counties, jxive Hubbard lt.uoo nuijoilty Had the rest ef the Rfimhlican ticket about 1., nou. 'J inx- tiunicb w ill nut urj uiucliliom the oltlciul v julU NEBRASKA. T. ivriii. n, Novendn-r 71" . M. Return to ten o'clock to-iitu ht t-how lie publican u ainn Inalmost every eoiintv on the Slate ticket. itee.se. Republican, is elected Supreme JudfiO by l'i,iit!i 1;, j. ,i v. I i road v. I leiuocrat, n electel iM t1(. in i' Judicial DMi let by ;;.im; lea jo i ily. '1 h ,,t her districts are lioi licit i .J li'oui, am an-ritppuseit to be in dot.bl. The Rcpu bl leu ns elect seven -li)d.'es. Very lew count ies ( ii t m r;t: - ni Itepu blican tick i is, tmd it, any me inix.- i. Sonicvivc Kepnbiican llinjoi Hji r i,,, MUe IIU'I t I. ct t lie Oppo-1- t ion i (Mini nJlicel s; (,Ciei lie r V I lC. I.I'll--rali a,llhe element united ill upiajei;iuU to the RepiHuu ans. DAKOTA. -ion City tlie in;, T.. -N t-r 7 In VptiktoB i ii-1 II ut I. ill 1- e-l lia'ihiiui't; itnijor Illitle.l til .!: m l ! Jtr Will bu uLiuut 'ii ii i y. STATE NEW ITEMS. (tnvr.HMin I'nsrrfi has issue I the follow ing Thai tk giving procianmt jt-n : "To tiik I'Kui'i.K op (Mil The 'resident of the I'nitet States ha-;, by roclamatioii( deig iiate.i Tii ii is d o the filth instant, ns a day of National 'J Lmiksc-iving. I do, there ' fore, rec'unni' nd to li'e p"ojile f the .State of Oh hi that i hey set npart thp 'j:th o. this mon'h, the i,i v tixrd upon bvthn Presi dent tor tho purpose bmiied, ami observe that dny in rest. l'r m labor ami in thnnks giving to tiod for His many blessings vouchsated iluring the nst y nr, ami in prayer that tin y may bp continued to u as a people during the year 1j come." Washington Mastkiis, of J'ortngo County, had his pocket picked ff -1"i0 on a railroad train near Ashland a few nights aro. Tiie rrddau s were pursued, but man aged to escape in tiie darkness. Thk lu'ornal Kevenue receipts in tho Cincinnati District for tho month of Octo ber were .tl,U!,'J.Mi l.'l. 'l'he increase over the same month last year was .H",1AS. Glomes NTKN'KtfK, of Louisville, Stark County, has obtained n verdict in the Common riens Court for fj-l.iMO damages against tho iVnuiylvatiiit liailroad Com pany, operating the Pittsburg, Port Wayne and Chicago Paili'oad. In May, lssD, a five-voar-old son of Stenfus had a foot cut oil' bv freight cars which had been didach- i'd lmm portion of t ho train to make a running itch. Pit .ic Si i:vi:s, of Cleveland, was horri- bly burned at Akron a few days ago by the explosion of some crude oil with which lie was working. The ib sh on his hands, arms nr.d face was burned so badly it pceb-d I p un tlie bone. Jlis recovery is doubtiul. 'J hk quarterly report of State Treasurer' Tortcr shows that there is a balance of :j-:-,-s'i;'-b; now in tlie Treasury. Jusci-il CjMKaZIN1, aged nineteen, was found fh'ud on tlie street at Toletb) a lew mornings auo. Whether he met death by his own hand or was murdered is not known, as the trreatest mystery surrounds the allair. Kki.ia- SiiiKt.D's, a notorious burglar, just bcnleuced to the Penitentiary for tivo years, escaped a few days ao from the Hamilton County Jail. An eccentric old Frenchman, named D.-rvo, died in Alaou a lew days nn and bequeathed his estate, valued at ."H-Vi to the ci; y to be used iu fumbling a hospital. GoVKHMiii Fostku is-ued pnrdons to the following a few days ago: William Cas per, convicted iu August, for at tempted arson by the U'nyno County Coinmon Pleas Court and sentenced for three years; John H. Peeder, Convicted in January, 1SS-J, for mansbumhter in Ham ilton County and sentenced lor fivi years, and Samuel McDonald, convicted by the same Court in November, ISM, of assault with intent to roi), and sentenced fur six years. .1 atoh Pukcki.t,, a c it izcu of Kohlo County, has been f..i:ud c,uiity of se-ttine; lire to his own mill to -'t the insurance, amounting to V''-if1- A Y.r girl named Annie Carey has had S. P. Giimore arrested at Sprint' Held charged with being ; tlm lather 01 her un born child. Gilmore, who is a man ot family, denies thu.alleut,h,ii. J-lis:). FltANti-:, a sewing niaciiine aent, was attacked l.-y highwaymen litnr (JLtawa a few days fi'1, :ud fatally beaten. Ho had four Imodid d .liars nn ids person which tho thieves .svciired and escaped. Tlie attack win n:a;I-- in h:o id d;.ylilit. is the controversy among strain men of tha Cin -innati Chamber ct Commerce, arising out of tlie new cra ie ;f wheat known as Turkish the Oniiu Committee have decided that buyers ot No. 'J red can let bo required, to r.rrrpt Turkish. The matter will betaken before the Board of Directors, and probably before th C'liu- KAriMKUs' Institutes will be held in iurty counties of the Wtato during t!ie coming w inter, beginning about November oU and running to March 1, ISM, under the auspices of the State Agricultural Depart ment. Dikk CARSTtv,Matt Harris and John Hun singer are held at Sandusky in default of .1l,uuO bail, charged with bin gJarizing freight cars ou the Uullimore ami Ohio Railroad. A Lett KJt containing money was found in a crack in the old p.ist. llice building at Dayton, a few days ago. it was written in ISTd, and inclosed cash for t; bible arid y mn-book. Thk City Council of Fremont have pass ed hu ordinuncecloiug saiooiisou Sunday. ArooHDJNG to the report of tlie Stae Pureau of Labor Stai b.t ics the earnings for tUt; year of the average Cincinnati work in gm a n anujuiitc i to hlS. anil the expenses of hiiiieif an.i i ami 1 y to SS. Tlieavernge earnings of i he workinguieii of the Statt is jjlftced at Ihl'.i, and their average cxjienses ut li'iO. Thk trial of the libel suit of George Paul, Member of the State Hoard of Public Works, against Hep resent tiva Alexunder, of Summit County, has been begun at Akron. Paul wants ? 1-V' ''' damng..n for charges made by Alexander in a communication to an Akron paper. Mm. C. W. CuaI'Man, an cxperi.'uced oil driller of Canton, bus been expci imenting ut that city for natural gas, and is of tho opii.ioii that large quantities underlie Can ton and vicinity. He has submitted a proposition to the City Council to drill for thrt rus, contingent upon n twenty-year permit to us" the streets for pipe-laying In case gas is found. Sir, Chapman, further more, binds himself to furnish the pas for one dollar and u half per one thousand feet. Mahtix KrFP. cur repairer on tlie Nickel Plate Railroad ut Hellevue, wus instantly killed the other morning by being caught between two cars which ho wus working on. He loaves a wife and three children iu destitute circumstances. It is allegt-d that the accident was caused by carek-shnesa on the part of employe. An eight-year-old daughter of Kills Rob erts, of Youngstown, way fatally burned a few days ago by its clothing becoming ig nited at a grata during the absence ot ii pa runts. Jack Moore, of Union City, Ky., was bitten bv a mud doc. Ilo went, to llll-''b -vllo owns a niadstone, to nave, u nppntMi. j correspondent 01 the Cincinnati News-Journal saya: It taucK inree times, aiut each applica tion it was boiled in fresh sweet milk, to which it jave a greenish tinge. Tho fourth time it would cot stick, and tho rmt'tent was jironouneod cured. Mr. Moore is convinced of the ePueucy of tha cure." Smoking in permitted in the Lare do (Tex.) Ojiera-housedurin; perfonn anecs. It took blood to establish this pre at human nht, but it id now rcdc rootcd in tlie crust of the earth. 7't.uj b ij ting n. At the I'osos lluiu h, Stato of for- el os, Mexico, lives awotuau who is one hundred and twent v-scvea yeais old h till preserves intact all her t-'elh, and lias none of the itaius of obi ai'o. CVt- Ctjo '1 tines. Tho nrcat oodiiH of Italians is said to lie occasioned by the publication of no lnss than eijht y-ibrce hiioioroiis p:i jiers in their native land. Chiowjo J Ur UcMti, t . Iloo, Woo & Co. is the name of a i'hincao tnoiiu liria iu J'ortlumt, Uru, STATE NEW ITEMS. COMMERCIAL LAW. Deist Digests of Late Decisions. Complied for the En Louis Commoves Complied for the En Louis Commoves Cial Casual. MORTGAGE ON CHOPS. A niort s;'f on .'t growing t-ollon rrop ;ivcn for jnh:ini (s usrl in iiuikin il. nciti I r.'in-fcrrcil lii't'orn tlin iimliirily )l'thn ilchl. Tiiiht oprrntt; 8 thai rn lit! s 1 1 1 -ii 1 1 1 n n I. ilrlivcry of the cntliin ti .In- !iiiirt;:ii!i-ct! illmiii nciliiv. of nn ns liuiinu'iil, llio lcal lit I - uniili! iinirii to nsiiriii't- anil ho inilit. ituiiiitiiiii suit for n siihsiMjitr'nt 'otivcfiiiii of tlm cdt :in I iv tin? mot j:!i;:'i'r, or, waiving tlm :irt. inilit iTmvi'i' tlii-prix 'h (it sa!o. lillt if tll" llKH't ITII'l' (il'pnsit.-l 111!' Cllt- in in tlin wari'limiM- ninl it sulil on his own ai'coiint, ami jrives a nii'rciiant in oiili'i' on tho warcliiiii'-nirn in pay ment, for irooil lioti'i'lir, and tim liuT- pliant receives t ho money in irnoranee rf tlie inorte;ae ami ils iisiiiinenl, tln Risinei' can not. niaint aiti an netion snitiMl liim fin- (ho money so refeived. l!ieo iV: WilKoti vs. .lones it Hrolher, Supremo Court of Alabama. TELEGRAPH MESSAGE. The sender of a niesae;e is out illeil on Hie pres.'titatioti of his inesi.'itr anil the payment to the. telegraph company f ihe compensation cstaMisheil iiy it for its transmission, to have the same Irans iii it t oi I tliroimh its electric? wires within a reasoiialile tin- j for electrit? trtinsinis sion, ami the coininuiv is liouml to fur nisli nil necessary facilities for such Iraiismi-sioti; and any dilicrcnce which may arise lid wren the company and its employes in respect to their employ ment arc snlijocis with which I lie sender has n oth' n to do. l or t Ic com panv to refuse to accept a mes-aev. save upon tlie condition that it is "suhjed to de lay,'1 is tantamount to nn absolute re fused t'i receive and transmit a mcssae-e, p.nd is illcirnl. - Marvin ct al. vs. . ('. Tel. ( o., iiistrlct Court, City of New Vork. ACCIDENT INSURANCE. Steppini; oil' the platform tlirourh a hole left in the lloor of a bridge for re pairs is not a "voluntary exposure to unnecessary danger" wition the mean in r of an accident insurance policy, when the train had stopped on tin? bridge on a dark nijdit, and the hole was not vis ible, and I he assured had no notice of nor reason to apprehend such danger. Exposure to a hidden danger without any knowledge, of it docs not constitute a voluntary exposure to it. Neither does such act violate, n condil ion of the policy ar?;ainst "wnlkinjr or hem"; on the roail bed or hriilo of nny railway." Tho intent of this laiifiuaoii is to exempt from responsibility for in juries to the assured by tra:ns niovinjr thereon, ami not to avoid liabilities for injuries re sultine; from bcinr on 1 iridic s unsafe in themselves. l'.urkl.ard, vs. Travelers' Ins. Co., .Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. NAVIGABLE STHEAMS. Tin- obstruction of the navi;ralion of a public navigable river is a public nuis ance which a court of eipiiiy will en join or restrain at the. instance of a citi.cn who is suH'erinc or w ho will sillier irre parable injury. Every stream which in its natural state and with its ordinary volume of water is capable of bcinir used for tho purposes of commerce, of trans portation of the products of tho Holds, forests or mines on its banks, in a mar ketable condition, is public for tho nur posos of navigation. It is not necessary that the ordinary state of the waters should render them nuvio-able continu ously and nt all seasons of the year. Walker vs. Allen, Supremo Court of Alabama. ASSUMING MORTGAGE. IS. tl 10 eranlee, takes a conveyance of real estate from A, the grantor, incum bered by inortjrairt' between parties who are strangers to the conveyance, and tor tho payment ot which A, the "ranc or, was not personally liable to tho mortairec. Ii, in the conveyance to him. thouidi he did not siyn the deed. accepted tlie same coutainintr a clause j statin"; that he, the grantee, assumed thepayinent of the inorteaee as part of I the consideration for the conveyance. The mortjiae was nil signed to (', who j brought an act:ou on t he assumption clause in the deed. IIkUI that he was entitled to recover against Ii on such as sumption clause. Dean vs. Walker, Su preme Court of Illinois. SATISFACTION OF MORTGAGE. Where a inorl franco of land indorses satisfaction upon the morlo-ajre and in trusts it to the possession of tiie mort"'a ror, pursuant to an aereemcnl betuTen them, and the mortafror, bcine; in pos Hcssion of the lands, sells and conveys them to another person, to whom lie shows the acknowledgment of satisfac tion indorsed on the miirtau;o, and who pays the put chase-nioney without no tice of the agreement, the mort;;nH;e can not be established and enforced against such purchaser. Turner vs. l'liun. Su preme Court of Alabama. REFORMING CONTRACT. To reform a contract or correct a mis take in one is to chant'e the laiiuae of it in sonic important particular eoncerii ine; the subject matter or the parties thereto. When returned, as compared with the contract con'ained in the im perfect or erroneous writ ine;, it may be said to be a new one, but in fact it is the only true contract between the par ties. Spare vs. Home Mutual Insur ance Company, 1'niied Stales District Court, District of (Jieon. LAND LIEN. Where a parly who procures a loan promises to execute a inorle aire on his land as security therefor, and subse ipiently conveys the land to another as seciuiiy for certain cl.jins, the lender may, upon payment of the ninoiiul of such claims, have the amount loaned by him made a lieu upon the land, to lie inforced, if necessary, by a sale thereof. Walsh vs. (irillilh ct al., Su promo Court of Iow a. INCUMBERING HOMESTEAD. A mortjrngv or other alienation of the homestead, when the ow ner is a mar ried man, is a nullity, without the vol untary assent and signature of the wife evidenced and oertilied, in compliance with the statutory requisitions. Hut ntich acknowledgement and certiiieate may be made alter the execution of the deed, and become valid and binding from that time forth. Hood vs. l'j Veil Supremo Court of Alabama. SHERIFF'S FALE. Notice civen at or prior to a sherifTs stdo affects the. purchaser. It need not bo fjiven to the juilemont creditor piior to tho entry of tlie judgment. Tho pur chaser is bound by such facts as h would have learned by inipiiry, if in ipiiry had become a duty. Sill vs. Sivackhaminer, Supreme Court of l'i nil s ltaniu. FENCING PUBLIC LANDS. A bill in equity for an injunction will lie to abate fences already unlaw full v built on unoccupied sections of the pub lic domain, and to n strain tho unlawful Smildiiii' of fences on like unoccupied sections of the public domain. I'nilod States vs. S im ct al., DUlrict Court ol Wyoming Territory. Taxes in Gotham. in old times f orv w ard hail its tat collin'tor, who was required to eive.. pooiirity, says n New York letter to tht-j Cincinnati ('miiinrrridl ht;,l!. 1 well reineinbcr the last of this class, old Oliver Cobb, whose bonds reached the enormous sum of .iioii,iin(i. He had Ihe I irst ward, which included V ml I Street, and hence the secniilv whs of correspondiii"; amount, (if laie years, however, the collection has hecn'mailo in a central olllee which opens on the 1st of October. Acroivd appeared on opcnitii; day, since interest is allowed on all pay metits made belol e t he close of the month. Chief iu the number was John .Jacob Astor's clerk, who had a cheek for Kni. l:(.".:iii. Header, only think how rich a man mn-t bo to pay nearly a half million for taxe-! Wil liam 11. Vaiiderbilt paid i;o.iiin. He is really a richer man than i .ther of the Asters, but his properly' is cliielly in shares in corporation which pay their own taxes. Hence his bill is coni paralivcly liodit. This, also, is the rea son why Jay Could pays such a small tax. lie invests almost all his im mense income in stocks, but has eiiourrli real estate to call for a tax ol .M.'j.lMI. Three women appear 11111011 the 1110-t prominent taxpayers. One is Miss Kilty Wolfe, (hi; bencliecnt spinster of Crace Church, who is assessed at "Mini, (11 it), and therefore pars a tax of sd.liiO. Mrs. A. T. Stewart pays a tax of .11, C'l on s,-,tio,iiiii ,,f pi.'r-onal ( state, in addition to thrice that sum iu real c-tate. Her l'ifih Avenue pahi 'o alone is taxed is,.p.i(i, beine- valued at ,."ii 11 1, OO'i. Mrs. Kilwin D. Mor-an (widow of mr late ex-Covcrnor) is assessed at ',ll')ll.Oiiii in personal estate, on which she pays a tax' of xit.'.'.ion. Personal property is not easily reached, and hence often escapes tax. This is one reason w hy some capitalists prefer it. They conceal their b Is in .sumo place of safe deposit, and no one is t he w iser. The late Moses Taylor, for instance, was assessed at . 1 ,:li 1. i.ihm personal estate, but after his death Cie latter wis discovered to be ton times greater, and he had thus escaped taxation. The entire assessment roll of real and personal property is sl,L'7ti,nii!l.0oii. and the e;ain since last year is 0011,(1110. Diiriiijr tho past ten years the valuation of real estate has increased S--10,(100,-000, which is more than the entire in crease diirine; the tirsi l'l'.'i years of the city's existence. This fact shows that; New York is frrowinj; now moru rapidly than ever. Tho life insurance cauital alone is sVS.'io.ooo.Ooo, and the im mensity of the fjas business is shown by the fact that the nine companies are assessed at ."i, 1)00,000. The value of untaxed church property ii -' 10. (11111,1)0: , but this does not include Trinity estate, w hose taxes are paid bv the t mis. 'J lio number of taxpayers diminishes as wealth acciiniulati.s, and the bijf (ish eat up the little ones in this .specialty lis well ns ill everythine4 ). The Aslors are constantly buy itcf real estate, while .lay Could, Kussell Saife. and the Van dorbilts are accumulating personal property. l.ookine; at journalism, I find the fol Iowiiiff as-essmeii!s: H'lil'lilllo Assessment. llei nlil $ !.-.'l.ll.l 'I'inies :rVMI 'I'riliiuie r.iilli.l Keening Post . r.".M ' l Sun Iii.m ( I'liilnerela! A'lveyTisor llO'liii Stuiils-Zeitilii n itteli'lort'eri. Hl'i.ll iil Tax. s,7 11. 4". 1 H'.:m.'i :;,'.i'.i The above statement shows the bur den imposed on the leading papers, but il does not Rive a full idea of tiie capi tal invested in those establishments, since it only includes the real estate at liO per cent, valuation. Turninif from the press to commercial property, the following valuations attract attention: ililllillilirs. Mills T-: 1 11 it 11 1 I. He t'nilei Hunk Stuck Kxcluoie. . . . Mutual I. ile Ori-xel li'ireol 1'iuk Uiink I'rnihiee tvvchimife. (mi 111 lit p HuiMiiifi. ASS .SIM! nt. Tax. ' .!t..T.i l.l.lil.'HI.I l.:nl i.n.M j.ll'H U i l f.t.l! II 11 S'l'l 't 1 Hi l! I I I' ill T-1' 1 1 li.ii).il.t'l k;,i.-,i ti ;il 'J-!.'.) Kl -n.i'.in ls.i-.1l is ,.-;ii lii.iii.- H.ss". Hi 74'l ii.:ei ll.l.MI ln.:nr, II.I.VI -'il.iilO I for its but the mis iniiiiitni lid ,,11 1. 1 Ti-inilv HiiiMliiir fjii.tn.i ( hai u-i' link Hiiililinir 4 . .1 f t Si, waia's up. town stor...... r,; 1, 1 ,i i-1. 1 Stewart's iluwn-lnwil slnre.. 11 1 1,0 1 1 New York is becominn; notei jrrand commercial structures. same tendency to hiif'i cost is found in the dwellings of the aristocracy. Will iam 11. Yanderbilt's pala-'e is valued by the assessors at s7.i0,ooo ami Mrs. A. T. Stewart's at a half million. The former pays a tax' of 1 7, 1 7."i, while tho tax ou .Mrs. Stewart's palace is 1 l. l.'iO. Some people would think tlie above mentioned sums would be siOiicient if they wore merely rent, but to make Mrs. Stew art's house a pas in s invest ment it should rent for 011.0011 a year. 'The valuation of hotels may be inferred from the fact that the Astor House is put down at if 1,0: 10,0011, while the l-'ifth Avenue is placed at .L',i") .,. 'ii: all at i-ixty ier cent, valuation. An "Official Document." The follow inn; is the wild western way in which a Montana postmaster re plies to an ollicial letter: ('now AoKNi v, Montana, Sept 20, 1k.h;. Cen. K. A. I'.i.MKi:, Second As sistant I'oumaster (leneral, Vashinf. ton, D. C. Sir: Y'our cent':,' hint of the 'JJd, informinif mo of my ne;lin;eneo in not report inn; to you the arrival and departure of our one-boss mad. is re ceived. If some of your du Ie clerks would put in a little more time and see to forwarding on the forms for such re port earlier, we miiflit ha 0 been able to have sent yo.i regular reports of the arrival and dcparlure of our famous one-hoss mail. We have been reeeivitiif. mail ri'ifularly daily, and if sometimes a little late we can easily ifuess the reason therefor. The carrier owns four Kevuscs, or, as they are commonly called, buzzard hca Is. The day ho rides "Spotted Ike" he is a Uttlo behind time, as this one has the heaves, but, as a rule, tiie horn toots close to lime. The day he is ridinir liuokinn; Jake lie comes to time, but with the mail badly shook up. Next duy comes One-Kvcd Comanche. Ho is a daisy: a little uncertain, as he some times balks. Fourth day comes Bob tail Uliicher, suortinn;, who is always on time. Ou tho arrival of this hoss crimes the (fraud rush for postal cards. 1 hope vou, in your jfoodiiess of heart, will not require of me to remain the full number of hours in the ollice, as I have to rustle outside a little and occa sionally shoot a coyote, his skin readily brininn; mo twenty-live cents, which helps to keep 1110 ill sundry cijfars illd cider. .Since in the nooilne-s of your heart you have allowed us loo percent. inste,nl of sixty, as heretofore, we liopa to bit able to all'ord a suit of winter clothes, and not feel compelled to wear our old summer clothing- all winter, as heretofore. Henry Stewart, who, with his son, 'ins tried a hermit's life in Kingsbury, N. Y,. I'm- many years, bi.-w bU ht-.ul tV a few days no and left about .f j0, 'JW to Ilia co-iivi'inil son. A'. 1'. .AY to