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E. H.AC. H. FOSTER, Publisher!. JAMESTOWN. D.T THE WORLD'S DOINGS. STEAMER WRECKED. News was received in New York City on the morning of July 18, of the total loss of the English screw steamer Burgcs, in St. Ma ry's Bay, during an intense fog, while going from Montreal to Liverpool. A small portion of the cargo was saved. No mention is made of the crew, and it is therefore supposed all were saved. LYNCHED BV SHOOTING. Lucius Weaver, colored, who in May last committed rape on Mrs. Howell, a white lady, near Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, has been arrested and taken to Mrs. Howell's house and fullv identified by her. He was taken from the guards by a mob of 100 men, carried half a mile from town, and shot through the head, the wound proving mortal. STORM IN VERMONT. A terrible hail storm and hurricanc passed over Wells River, Vt, July 14, lasting fifteen minutes, followed by a thunder storm' Hail stones were two inches in diameter. A third of the glass in the place was broken, large trees torn up, fences destroyed, houses unroofed and barns blown over. It was the most severe storm ever known there. The people were much alarmed. A NEGRO VILLAIN LYNCHED. A mulatto, John Breckcnridge, over tor Miss Nannie Berry, white, while she was on the way to church, near Carlisle, Ky., Sun day, July 13, forced licr into the woods and ravished her. He was subsequently captured and placed in jail. Early next morning a mob surrounded the jail, forced an entrance and carried Breckenridge out and hung him on a tree. SUICIDE. On the [morning of July 18, ar Madi son, Wis*a Norwegian named Barou Henry Defroshen, said to be a Norwegian nobleman, who forfeited the good will of his family by a mesalliance, committed suicide by taking a large dose of morphine. Defroshen has lived at Madison some fifteen years. lie was finely educated and had an unfortunate appetite for liquor, which was doubtless the cause of his suicide. SECRETARY OF WAR. A Washington telegram of July 18, says from information obtained at the executive mansion there is no doubt of the correctness of the assertion heretofore published in regard to the successor of Secretary McCrary. Ex Senator Ramsey, of Minnesota, has been ten dered the office of Secretary of War, and has accepted The change will not occur, how ever, until the present Secretary retires. HONOR TO THE PRINCE IMPERIAL. A London telegram of July 15, says after the statue of the late prince imperial has heen placed in Westminster Abbey, and some other memorials eracteil with the funds con tributed by the British army, it has been re solved to vote the surplus fund to the estab lishment of a benevolent institution commem orative of the prince. It is computed that the army fund alone will amount to £50,000. DEATH FROM SUNSTROKE. Wm. J. Lewis, a prominent merchant and banker,largely interested in the Big Mud dy coal mines of Southern Illinois, was over come by heat at Carondelet, six miles below the city of St Louis, July 14, and died in twen ty miuuDls. Mr. Lewis belonged to the firm of Bartholomew, Lewis & Co., bankers, was president of the Commercial bank, and was one of the most active and influential of busi ness men. FUNERAL OF EX-GOV. WILLIAM ALLEN. The funeral of ex-Gov. Wm. Allen took place at Chilicothe, Ohio, July 14, from Fruit Hill. Business was generally suspended throughout the city, and many business houses and dwellings were draped in mourn ing. Among the many distinguished visitors present from abroad were Gov. Bishop, Lieut. Gov. Fitch and most of the State officials. The cortege was very imposing and the entire pop ulace seemed assembled in the line of proces sion. SOLDIER'S REUNION. A Soringfield, 111., despatch of July 18, says Gov. Collum has received a letter invit ing him to attend a reunion of soldiers of the Northwest, to be held at Aurora, August 20th, 21st and 22d. The convention, by resolution, requested the Governor to invite the Govern ors of all the States and territories to attend the reunion, and he has accordingly extended invitations to them in the name ot the soldiers of the Northwest. MURDER. At Cheyenne, Wyoming Teritory, on the night of July 18, John Hodgson alias En glish Jack, a hard character, shot and killed John Brown, an employe of Charles Coffee, whose cattle outfit is in camp near town. While officers were in search of the murderer he went to a livery stable where he had been employed, secured a horse and escaped in the darkness. This is the second offense of a sim ilar character, he having killed a man on the Red Cloud road some time airo. AMERICAN MEATS. A London telegram of July 18, says in the House of Lords the Marquis of Huntley complained of railway companies for carrying American meats at lower rates than English because of the larger quantities in which the former arc sent. He pointed out that such action was protection for American farmers, and asked whether it had been brought be fore the attention of the board of trade and commission on the agricultural depression. The Duke of Richmond, lord president of the council, replied that the granting of prefer ential sales was a violation of law, but Lord Shelborne doubted it. SUNSTROKES IN ST. LOUIS. July 16 advices from St. Louis, Mo., say, the temperature of that day was very try ing. In the middle of the day the mercury stood at 97, and at 4 o'clock at 98. It was not until after dark that any relief was experi enced. Four cases of sunstroke were treated at the dispensary, none fatal. Four other cases occurred in the southern suburbs of the city. Three deaths from sunstroke were recorded with the mortuary clerk. The distribution of free ice among the deserving poor was com menced to-day, and on Saturday a series of free excursions on the river,under the auspices of the fresh air mission for the benefit of sick children, will be given. FAT\L LIGHTENING FREAKS. At 10 o'clock on the morning of July 15, at Eau Claire, Wis., a sixth ward school house was struck by lightning and totally consumed, together with most of the furniture Loss $4,000 insured in the Home, of New York, for $8,000. It will be rebuilt in time for the opening of the fall term. About 5 o'clock on the morning of July IB, while a heavy thunder-shower was prevailing, Hans Ras mussen, a workman in the Eau Claire Lum ber company's water mill, left his residence on the hUl, near the Chicago, St. Paul & Min ncapolis depot, to go to his work at the mill. He had only gone a few steps from his gate when he was struck by an electric bolt and instantly killed. He leaves a wife and family Carter house, a three story building adjoiuing, and the rear wall of the factory, wrecking the contents. A portion of the boiler fell two squares away. Aug. Setzcr, one of the pro prietors, and Henry Ulrich, engineer, were killed. The dry goods house which adjoined the boiler room fell, burying in the ruins a num ber of the workmen. Four men, James Mi chael, John Henckle, John Carla and Freder ick Monday have been taken out badly hurt Others arc missing, and men arc working hard to remove the debris- The excitement is in tense, and the scene at the locality beggars de scription. It is believed several men are killed. The damage is now estimated at $20,000. TORNADO IN MASSACHUSETTS. A Boston, July 10, telegram says, one of the severest tempests ever experienced here swept over the city this afternoon. The dura tion of the storm's greatest violence was about twenty-five minutes, and in that period great damage was done to life and property. Reports from various points down the harbor contain accounts of serious damage and dis tressing accidents. Many1 small yachts and oilier boats were capsized. The most serious disaster yet reported is that of the small schooner Myrtle of Charlestown, having on board six persons, consisting of four women, a man and a boy. The schooner was capsized off Bird Island, and all excepting the man, Tlios. Dunham, who clung to the topmast, were drowned. The women were Margaret Dunham, wife of Thomas, Mary Ann Dunham and Susan Dunham, sisters, Lizzie Dunham, his uiecc, and a boy named Arthur Ryan. A boy named Walker llittenbaum was also drowned by the capsizing of a boat off Hull. The damage throughout the city can hardly be ascertained at present. Other towns were visited with death and destruction, such as Pittsfield, Fitcliburgli, Springfield, Worcester, East Hampton, and others. DEATH OF COL. GIRART HEWITT. Col Girart Hewitt a prominent business man of jSt. Paul, Minn., died after an illness of three weeks, on the early morning of July 14. He was born at Hollidaysburg, P^, Oct 21st 1821, and was consequently in his fifty-eight year at the time of his death. He read law in his native town with Hon. Samuel Coburn, and after being admitted to the bar removed to Sclma, Ala., in 1845. He engaged in the prac tice of law at Selma, and in 1856 was induced to visit Minnesota for health considerations. In March, 1857, he came to St. Paul to reside per manently. The real estat excitement being then at its height he did not resume the gener al practice of law, save as it was conneetcd with real estate transactions. From that time until his death he devoted himself to the real estate and loan agency business, being one of the largest dealers and certainly the most continuous in the business of any one who ever resided in St. Paul. ENGLISH GRAIN. The Mark Lane Express of July 15, says: In consequence of the continued rain wheat has made little if any progress. The ears have scarcely begun to appear. The bulk of the hay remains uncut, or in cases where it has been cut it has been left lying to rot. In Scot land crops are fully three weeks behindhand. The pastures are mostly well covered. Pota toes are looking fairly. On the whole agricul tural prospects there, though far from prom ising, are less gloomy than in England. The grain trade has not been so animated since the spring of 1877. The falling oil in deliveries of English wheat having once start ed on an upward movement, buyers resnonded with readiness, which proves they are fully aware ef the conditions tending to create a rise. Fine samples of home grown wheat are now becoming so very scarce that in many instances holders refuse to accept a rise of 2s per quarter, which has been readily obtain able at Mark Lane and in the country markets, and now hold from 3s to 4s per quarter ad vance. There has been extensive imports and transactions in foreign wheat during the week, the imports being pricipally from American Atlantic ports. There has been no lack of speculation. The milling demand assumed large proportions. These conditions caused an improvement of l@2s per quarter. The inquiry has been chiefly American and Russian descriptions, but any variety of sound wheat has sold easily. Owing to the scarcity of fine English, there has been much demand for choice qualities of foreign to replace it such as Danzig and New Zealand. These are held for very full prices. The recently pub lished official returns of stocks of grain in London, July 1st, was, notwithstanding the, heavy imports of the last six months, nearly 134,000 quarters less than at the correspond ing time last year, showing the large extent of purchases made by millers to arrive. Bar ley, maize and oats also show considerable diminution. Flour] advanced a shilling per sack and barrel in sympathy with wheat. All descriptions of feeding corn favored sellers. Sales of English wheat last week were 27,772 rjuarters at 43s 6d per quarter, against 1,556 quarters at 44s 8d for the corresponding peri od the previous year. The imports into the United Kingdom for the weekending July 6th were 962,259 hundred weight of wheat and 144,914 hundred weight of flour. On to-days and Monday's market unsettled weather had a decided influence choice lots home grewn wheat met with ready sale at an advance of 9s per quarter. The foreign arrivals have been unusually heavy, but American realized an advance of Is per quarter. Russian was steady Flour in good request at an improve merit of Is per ack, and fid to 9d per barrel Barley stead] at last Monday's extreme prices. Maize quieter and a shade weaker, in conse quence of very heavy imports. YELLOW FEVER. MEMPHIS, June 18. The yellow fever is again becoming worse. All trains going out late last night were crowded, and many more are leaving to-day. While a majority of the physicians do not apprehend that the fever will rage in an epidemic form, they all advise those who can to leave the city. The weather is warm and sultry after a thunder storm last night. Three new cases were re ported to the board of health this afternoon, these make 16 as the totUl number of cases re ported since the 0th inst. Fred Eckers, who was reported this morning, died at 1 this afternoon, and was buried immediately after wards. Total number of deaths from fever to date is seven, including the death this after noon. Business is almost entirely suspended, especially the wholesale merchants. Large crowds of citizens are leaving on every train that departs from the city. The Manhattan and Emmett banks closed their doors to-day, leaving their collections and deposits to the care of other banks. A detatchment of the Chickasaw Guards and Blufl City Greys leave to-night for Clarksville, Tenn., where both companies will go into camp. Mrs. Robert Hester and one of her children are reported in a critical condition. The other members of tli'e family are progressing [favorably. Quar antine regulations are again being rigidly en forced against Memphis, at various points. MINNESOTA STATE FAIR. The Reorganization—Mr. Kelley's Letter of Resignation—Sam. E. Adams Chosen Presi dent—His Official Announcement of a State Fair During the First Week in September. It has been generally understood that Mr P. H. Kelly, the well known whole sale grocer of St. Paul, had declined to accept the presidency of the State Agri cultural Society, tendered him last Feb ruary but there has been no official an nouncement made of the fact un+il this time, when the following letter 5s pub lished St. Paul, March 20.1879. R. C. Judson, Esq., Secretary State Agricul tural Society, Farmington, Minn. Dear Sir: duly received your notification of my election as President of the Minnesota State Agricultural society, and also the very flattering resolution of your executive board on February 0th, placing the entire manage ment in my hands. I fully appreciate the compliment thus bestowed upon me, and through you wish to return my thanks to the organization for the honor conferred. If it were possible for me to do your association and the fair justice I would gladly accept the position so kindly offered, but my business so engrossed by time and atteution, and taxes my energies to such an extent, that it really would be a-fhysical impossibility for me to Act in UieJ^lforable position to which Iv have, been elected. I should have responded earlier in this mat ter, but have been in hopes that arrangements would be perfected whereby the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis would unite with all the people ot the State in making the State Fair a grand success. I had hoped to see this accomplished before making my determi nation to decline public, but I regret to say that in this I was greatly dissappointed, and Minneapolis having declined all honorable overtures and reasonable concessions on the part of St. Paul, it now remains for this city, supported by the State at large, to make an exhibition worthy of our great and growing State. In declining the presidency of the associa tion, I beg to assure you that no man in the State will do more in proportion to his ability, nor feel a deeper interest in making the Fair of 187!* a brilliant success than myself, and as suring the society of my sincere thanks and deep interest in the enterprise, I am, very respectfully yours, P. II. KELLY. A meeting of the Executive Board was called a few weeks ago and Sam. E. Adams of Monticello, Wright county, was chosen President, to fill the vacancy. Albert Scheffer was also elected treasurer at the same time to fill a vacancy in that office. Mr. R. C. fudson, of Farmington, continues to fill the position of secretary. These officers have been at work since their selection, preparing the premium list and making other arrangements, and Mr. Adams has now issued the following formal announcement of the next State Fair: TO EDITORS OF MINNESOTA NEWSPAPERS: Fre lent inquiries have arisen relative to the probability of a fair this fall, to be held un der the auspices of the State Agricultural So ciety. Please inform the public that the owners of the St. Paul driving park hflve tendered to the Society, free of charge, their grounds and ample buildings, wlidre the annual exhibition will take place during the first week of Sep tember that last year's premiums were fully paid at the end of the fair that the remain ing liabilities have been liquidated better railroad facilities are assured, and that the prospects for a good old fashioned exhibit which shall redound to the fame of our rapid ly growing State were never better than now. Although the accommodations have been deemed ample heretofore, yet nearly every stall and shed is already engaged and more will be built if required. It should be'bornc in mind that ours is em phatically an agricultural State. Its chief wealth consists in the products of its rich soil, itsjblooded stock, and the healthful influence of its invigorating climate. It should be the aim, therefore, of our enterprising, patriotic citizens, incited by if laudable desire to excel, and to display our induftries, to put forth their earnest cflorts in the encouragement and aid of the State society, so as to make the com ing fair the most useful and most instructive ever held in the center of this ^reat country. The exhibition is one in which every citizen in the State should feel a pride and personal interest. It is not a local matter, but pertains to the whole State, and every man who con tributes by an exhibit or his presence, or in any other manner, is aiding in advancing his own locality in common with the State. A splendid State fair reflects credit upon every town and county in the State. It advertises to the world what Minnesota can produce in the most effective manner, and will add to the value of every farm in the State. Farmers, stock raisers, fruit growers and all classes of puazj sjrom one end of the State to the other should consider that it is their exhibition and contribute to make it worthy of them. Instead of being handicapped with debt as in previous years, the society presents a clean balance sheet, with all obligations met and everything favorable for an exhibit of agricul. tural products and stock superior to any pre vious year. May we not reasonably expect the hearty co operation of the county societies, and a favor able and united response from every section of this truly prosperous State of ours, so that history shall show the fair of 1879 to have ex celled all previous exhibits in its magnificence, abundance and solid worth? Very truly yours, SAM E. ADAMS, President Minnesota State Agricultural So ciety. Monticello, July 15,1879. CHINESE BARBARITIES. Native Christians Murderously Attached and flunp Into a River. [Foochow Herald. Another serious outrage has taken place on the native Christians and preachers of the English church mission in the town of Yik-kau. On the 24th of March the native preach ers and several of the Christian residents of the district were induced by the mandarins to present themselves at the town of Yik-kau, for the purpose apparently of holding a friendly consultation with the mandarins and literati, in order to make some arrangement with reference to the recent ontrage on the mission chapel. The literati at once demanded a written engage ment from the Christians that they would, at the expiry of the present year, abondon their chapel at Yik-kau and their right to exercise their religion in that town and its neighborhood. This, of course, the Chris tians refused to agree to, but at the same time they expressed their willingness to sign an agreement to the effect that if they were found guilty of doin? anything wrong or dis graceful they might at once bo expelled from the town. The mandarins appear to have approved of these proposals, and to have applauded the Christians for their conciliatory bearing and con duct but the gentry and literat would have nothing less than their expulsion from the place. The meeting then broke up and the Christians retired to a lodging house in the town. Very shortly after the manda rin's alarm gong was sounded, and hundreds of people rushed, at the signal, to the lodg ing-house where the Christians had retired for the night, dragged four of them into the street, beat them most barbarously with all manner of weapons, and inflicted severe wounds on the unfortunate men, leaving them, as was supposed, dead. Two of them were thrown like dogs into the river, but managed to scramble to the other bank and crept away until they were found by the yamen runners, who placed them in a Sedan chair and sent them to the nearest mission station in the district. The other two men were taken up as dead, and brutal literati, aided by their hired follow ers, set fire to their clothing and queues. These two sufferers were ultimately rescued and also sent in a chair to the nearest mission station. From the station they were sent on by boat to this port, where they arrived on the 29th of March, and were placed in the mission hospital under he care of Dr. Tay lor. The unfortunate men were, we are in formed, unable to walk or stand when they arrived in Foochow, and one of them was delirious, and is still in a very precarious condition. The outrage on the chapel at Yik-kau, some weeks ago, was brought by the English to the notice of her British majesty's consul, who. we learn, agreed to represent the case to the Chinese authorities. As usual, the native officials promised to examine into the matter. Instead, however, of pun ishing the offender, they wrote complaining to H. B. M.'s consul that the matter was greatly exaggerated, and made the usual ex cuses, but meanwhile did nothing. H. B. M.'s consul appears to have taken the same view of the case as the Chinese authorities, and have censured the missionaries for hav ing reported (as the mandarins are pleased to term it) such an insignificant affair. BltlGHAM YOUNG'S ESTATE. A Suit by the Heirs-at-Laie Against the Ex ecutors of the Estate. [New York Tribune.] When the late head of the Mormon church died, two years ago, he left an estate valued at from ^2,500,000 to $4,000,000, and from he particulars of a suit brought in the dis trict court ef the United States for the Ter ritory of Utah, by a daughter of Brigham, given to a Tribune reporter yesterday by a gentleman from Salt Lake, it appears that a well-devised attempt has been made to turn over the larger share of it to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. On June 14th the suit referred to was begun in the name of Emeline A. Young Mcintosh, a daughter and heir-at-law of Brigham Young, for herself and other beneficiaries under his will, numbering, as named in the complaint, some seventy heirs, and such others as may have been omitted, against George Q. Cannon, Albert Carring ton and Brigham Young, Jr., executors of the deceased, and John Taylor, trustee in trust of the church,- and others. The com plaint alleges that the executors, being also assistant trustees of the church corporation, have grossly neglected and violated their duties, and that they have willfully and fraudulently wasted, converted, and suffered to be be wasted and converted, about $1, 200,000 worth of the property of the estate. Of this, $200,000 is alleged to have been converted to their own use, under pretenoe of compensation for their services, expenses and payment of legacies. They are charged with having fraudulently allowed, in defiance of law, a false and fraudulent claim against the estate of their testator, made by the trustee in trust, Taylor, for the church, amounting to $999,632.90, one item of this claim being $628,867.18 for "errors in cred its in President B. Young's private ac counts," other trifling errors of $30,000 and $9,074 being included in the aggregate. The approval of the probate court of this claim is alleged to have been obtained by collu sion and fraud between the executors and Tay lor. The complaint states that no such in debtedness ever existed, or, if it did exist, it had been barred by the lapse of time in which it should have been presented against the estate, and also that the church was not capable by law of holding such an estate. This claim was liquidated by the ex ecutora bf the transfer to the church corpo ration of twenty-five separate pieoes of prop erty and personal property to the value of 9400,000, thus diminishing the estate by not less than $1,006,000. In this transfer the executors were both grantors and grantees. They were also members of the Apostles' Quorum, known and called in the discipline and doctrines of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as the twelve apostles, which is the head of the ehureb, and which elaims authority to oon trol and direct the aota and oonduct of the members of said churoh, of which the plain tiff and other benificiaries tinder Brigham Young's will were members. As such apos tles, they claimed they had the right to dis pose of the property as a religions daty, and that if any of the beneficiaries, legatees, or heirs-at-law refused to submit to their commands or doings, they had the right to disinherit all so refus ing, and deprive them of all share in the es tate. After having wasted the estate, as claimed, the executors announoed that the residue was ready for distribution but de manded, before delivering the shares under the will, full and entire releases to them selves for all other claims against them and, using their spiritual authority, they did ooin pel each of the benefioiaries nnder the will to make such releases, except Nabby Howe Clawson, an h6ir, who refused, and received nothing. The complaint alleges that the or ders for the sales of the real estate were made by the probate court, and that subse quently Taylor made conveyances of the real estate to third parties, as a device to avoid the effect of the United States law, which prohibits any religious corporation from holding more than $50,000 of real es tate. The income of the Young property conveyed to the churoh is stated to be $100," 000 per annum, and this is now received by Taylor. Even the distributions as made are stated to be unfair and un equal, favoritism being shown fo some and invidious distinction against others. The prayer of the complain was for the appointment of a receiver an in junction against the executors and Taylor from meddling with the estate in any way for an allowance to carry on the suit that all conveyances made by the executors and Tay lor be declared fraudulent and void that the executors be suspended and removed, and that trustees be appointed to settle and dis tribute the estate. On the day the complaint was filed the judge of the United States dis trict court granted the application for a re ceiver, and an injunction was issued enjoin ing the executors and Taylor from any inter ference in the estate. Instead of one receiv er, W. S. McCormick, a wealthy banker in Salt Lake City, and United States Marshal M. Shaughnessy were appointed receivers. If the full prayer of the complaint is granted on hearing, the wives and children of the de parted prophet will receive twice as much as under tbe distribution by the executors and the apostles. BILL. ALLEN'S PEACH BRANDY, llow it Saved Him from, Failure on His Examination for Admission to the Bar. At Chillicothe, Allen, in company with his nephew, Allen G. Thurman, entered the academy for the purpose of supplementing his somewhat fragmentary early education in North Carolina. After two yeers of aca demical instruction he determined to prepare himself for admission to the bar. When 21 years of age he resolved to go to Forts mouth and seek admission from the suprame court. His subsequent proceedings are thus detailed by a correspondent of the New York Times: "When he arrived at the insignificant little building in which the court was held he found it filled with people, and with many misgivings he noticed that several young men who, like himself, were candidates for legal honors, failed completely, and were re jected. Thus, contemplating defeat, he be came nervous and anxious, was hot and cold by turns, lost all control of himself, and at last, in a fit ef desperation, rushed into an adjacent tavern, famed for its peach brandy and honey, a drink jnst finding its way into Ohio from the South, and, hardly knowing what he was doing, drank nearly a pint of the brandy. His excitement was so great however, that the liquor only had the effect of nerving him for the examination. a re turned to the court house, in what seemed to him an instant after he entered hin name was called. He went up. before the judges, fully conscious that all the people were looking at him, and dreading that they would witness his defeat. His fears were not realized. The first question asked him he answered readily and correctly. The brandy gave him renewed courage. His blood was on fire, but his tongue wagged glibly. His answers were all sharp, full and to the point. Five minutes after the examination com menced one of the judges, a bluff old lawyer of a school now fast dying out, exclaimed, •Oh, h—1,1 that fellow can take care of himself let's go and liquor!' The proposition was agreed to, William Allen was announced a member of the Ohio bar, and so ended the examination of the olden time. It may be well to state here that Gov. Allen never relates the incident without de claring that the peach brandy saved him, but at the same time he warns all young law students against a like preparation for their examination. Tha heads of the present gen eration, he declares, are not hard enough to keep their balance under such an amount of stimulant. Crows and Grasshoppers. Hon. Cassius M. Clay, in a communica tion to the Richmond (Va.) Register, claims that crows do more than any oth er bird to prevent the increase of grass hoppers. We made the same statement many years ago, says the New York Sun. and also included the cricket, May beetle, and several other insects in the list which are known to be the favorite food of the crow, a bird which, through prejudice and ignorance, is made war upon by the far mers generally, when it ought to be pro tected for the good it does in destroying the pests of the farm. An Acushnet farmer thinks if the aboVe is true, there ought not to be many grasshoppers, crick cts, and May beetles in that town. Of the five hundred newspapers which appear in Russia, a large number are not in the Russian language. Forty-two arc German, several are French, and others are in dialects of the Baltic provinces.