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w. a. uie, rbi;ibrr. - : - TENNESSEE. MILAN, CURRENT NEWS. WASHTN OTOM. The Senate baa finally confirmed the nomination of Justin E. Colburn a Concul Gencral to the City of Mexico. Hon. George C. Gorham, of California, has been selected as Secretary of the Repub lican Congressional Committee. President Hares It reported as having ex pressed himself subwtantially as follows, in reply to a Congressman who recently in quired whether officeholders would be per mitted to subscribe toward election ex penses: "An officer can give or not, as he pleases, without affecting bis tenure of office. I expect to contribute my proportion to tb campaign expenses, and there will be no objection to others doing likewise. In fact, 1 should be pleased if they were to do so; but it can not be demanded under a threat of removal. As to the participation of offi cials in the campaigu, the order applying to officers of the Government as to caucuses and conventions will be vigorously enforced; but If candidates are in the field there will be no objection to officers doing their share, as long as it does not interfere with tbeir official duties, the asrae as any other citi ien." The President has nominated ex-Con-reKsman George L. Smith as Collector of Customs at New Orleans. It is understood that Mr. Smith was named as a sort of com promise candidate, being unobjectionable to most of the various Republican elements of the State. Up to the 2-"th the Syndicate had taken $15,000,000 of the 4 1-2 per cent, bonds un der their recent contract. Attorney-General Devon said to an As sociated Press representative in regard to : the McLin statement, that be and other members of the Cabinet placed no credence in the alleged "confession." Affidavits could be obtained in that part of the coun try to suit any purpose. He regarded the whole thing as emanating from disappoint ed politicians and disaffected Republicans, for the purpose of fomenting discord in the ranks of,the Republican party. Apart from the illegality of attempting to reverse the decision of the Electoral Commission, Gen. Dcvens thought that to reopen the question at the present time, when the country U upon the eve of financial pros perity and resumption of specie payments, would be nothing less than a crime, and should be denounced by all prudent men, irrespective of party. . William Evarta, son of the Secretary of State, died at the family residence in Wash ington on the 20th, of consumption. Young Evarts had been for somo years engaged in business in China, and recently returned for the benefit of his health. The Mrs. Rutherford B. Hayes Temper ance Society of Washington has dropped the name of the organization on the ground that Mrs. Hayes countenanced the use of claret punch at a dinner during a recent Presidential excursion. No official information has been received at Washington of the preliminary arrange ments for fitting out cruisers by the Russian Government in San Francisco or elsewhere against England, in anticipation of war. The United States and Great Britain, by the treaty of Washington, are obliged to use due diligence to prevent fitting out, arming or equipping any vessel, that it has reasona ble grounds to believe is intended to carry on war against a power with which It is at peace, but until war shall exist between any two nations there can be no breach of neu trality in permitting either Russia or Great Britain from fitting out vessels in this coun try for army purposes. It is said by prominent Democrats that resolution will soon be introduced in the House directing the Committee on Judiciary to investigate the alleged Florida frauds, and authorizing them to send for persons and papers. This would include statements of McLin and Dennis and other proofs i that connection. Investigation will be made with a view of ascertaining all the facts, and not to Interfere with the present position of President nayes. WEST AND SOUTHWEST. Information received at San Antonio, thought to be reliable, is to the effect that the insurrection against the Diaz Govern mcnt is steadily but surely ripening. It i thought that Kcrdo's party are arming the Mexican Indians, and instigating them to raids across the Rio Grande, in order to stir up further trouble with our Government. Particulars regarding the recent Mexican Indian raid across the Rio Grande, received at San Antonio, show that a large number of ranches were raided, all the horses run off, and a number of persons killed and wounded, variously stated at from 10 to 40, The raiders recrosscd the river into Mexico and were being pursued by a large force of soldiers and citizens. It is Mid that two American boys, George and Dick Taylor, aged 12 and 7, were carried off by the raid ers from their home near Fort Mcintosh Melntyre, the defaulting President of the Lake City Bank, Colorado, has been arrested in New York City and taken home to con front his creditors. He stoutly denies all charges of irregularity. A Bismarck special to the St. Paul Plo neer-Prest transmits an account of three distinct shocks of earthquake at Glendove on the Yellowstone, on the 15th. They oc curred at intervals of half an hour. The ground opened for a distance of 500 yards, with a stifling smell of sulphur. The crevice revealed a coal vein five feet thick. O. C Seclers, Cashier of the National Ex change Bank of Tiffin, O., has absconded with $45,000 of the funds of that institution, A reward of $T,000 is offered for his appre hension. Chicago is not a little stirred up by the re ported movements of the Communists of that city. They are, said to be actively at .work drilling and arming with breech-loading rifles. Upon being questioned they confess they are preparing for future emergencies, but say they will act merely In self-defense, and will not foment disorders. There are about 8,000 of them in Cook County, and it is stated that from 1,000 to 2,000 aro armed and drilled weekly. The -polk- force are watching iheir movements to prevent the recurrence of the riotous proceedings of last July. ; i The recent Iowa cyclone did greater dam age than was at first reported. In the vicin ity of Wall Lake hardly a house or fence eg' caped injury. The Catholic Church at Car roll was completely demolished. The house of Daniel Lietz was blown down, and a child, torn from its mother's arms by the wind, was found in a marsh east of the house, while Mrs. Lietz w as found kaif a mile west. The ground was strewn with disembow eled and dead ducks, geese, , etc Many head of cattle were, killed. Tcter Anderson's house, barn and granary, well stocked, were demolished, and not a thing of value left on the place. A number of other barns and houses were also destroyed in the same vicinity. Heavy loss of property and lifels reported at a Swedish settlement in Crawford County,-but particu lars are wanting. Wm. Hollen, while trying to drh e cattle from his barn, was borne cp into the air with barn and cattle and has not been eeen since. A boy, last seen driving cattle home, has also mysteriously disap peared. Wm. Beach and two sons, near Sac City, were killed; Peter Lampman, near Ida City, was instantly killed. In the same locality 10 houses were destroyed and five persons killed and 10 wounded. - , r , . - Dr. R. P. Grayson and wife were recently murdered la Anderson County, Texas. John K'ink was hanged at San Francisco on the 2ith for tna murder of Policeman Coots about oue year ago. George Grant, founder of the Victoria Colony, Kansas, died on the 26th. The National Executive Committee of the Socialistic Labor party deny that any branch or frotlon of that party ii supplied with or undergoing military drill la Chle- go. They claim their organization to be purely political. A valuable deposit of phosphate of lime has been discovered near Wakeenv,. Kansas, on the line of the Kansas Pacific Railway. It Uused forfertilizingpurposes. Joseph Shields, proprietor of a large woolen manufactory at Davenport, Iowa, committed suicide ion the 28lh. Financial embarrassments were the cause. He was a brother-in-law of Assistant Pnstmaster General Tyner. ' Ex-Congressman Vance haa been brought home to Gallipolis, O., from-San Francisco. He is undoubtedly insane. James Bairn-, Cahivr of I lie Salem (I "J.) National Bank, Is a defaulter to a large amount, ne has fled, leaving a not stat log that his downfall was duls to Wall Street speculations. ' - -' ' The Detroit Free Pre establishment was destroyed by fire on the morning of the 20th, caused by an explosion of agag main leading into the building. With the excep tion of the basement floor, containing the presses and appurtenances, the building and contents are a total low. :Thore waa $42,000 insurance on the establishment. Estimated loss, about JV),000. Fritz Meyers, a notorious horse-thief, was taken from the Jail at Belleville, Republic County, Kansas on the night of the 27th, and hanged by a mob of about 40 men, arm ed and masked. s A Galveston Xeics special reports another mail carrier kiiledbyt Indians, between Forts Davis and Stockton, on the 28th, being the sixth person killed in that vicinity during 10 days. A train from Fort Davis, which arrived at Fort Stanton, was attacked by In-, dians near Borelia Springs. The mountains are reported full of Indians. The property of the St. Louis Tunnel and Railroad Company, which Includes the tun nel and railroad tracks running from the eastern end of the Illinois and St. Louis bridge o their connection with the Missou ri Pacitic and other railroad tracks at or near the Union Depot, is to be sold under foreclosure by the English holders of the first-mortgage bonds for default of interest, the amount of the bonds being about f 1, 000,000. Matt. Weaver, Cashier of the Citizens' National bank of Urbana, (X, is a defaulter to the amount of over $75,000 to the bank and half as much more belonging to Individuals and trust funds. Speculations in the Chica go grain market are the cause of his down fall. He has absconded, leaving nearly $30,000 worth of property," which has been seized by the bank. - About 11 o'clock on the night of the 2th, three masked men entered the l'ot-ofliue at Marshall, Texas, and presenting their re volvers at the Postmaster, ordered him to open his safe, which he did. The robbers took $1,500, but in their . haste overlooked package containing $800. EAST AND SOUTHEAST. The Sew York Prohibition State Conven tion adopted a platform demanding that the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors be prohibited by law; protesting against the enactment of ' the proposed Moffet bell punch act ; favoring the enfranchisement of women; opposing the national banking sys tem, etc A State ticket was placed in nom ination. ' : N -. ' President nayes,accompanied by his fnm-- ily and several prominent officials, went to Philadelphia on the 24th, for a visit of sev eral days' duration..' Many of the pubiic and private buildings were decorated in honor of the event, and the distinguished guests were entertained wjth great hospi tality during their stay. The Erie Railway was sold in New York City on the 24th, under the foreclosure suit of the Fanners' Loan and Trust Company. It was purchased for $,000,000 by ex-Gov. Morgan and others, acting as trustees for English bondholders. Judge Samuel B. McLin, member of the Florida State Board of Canvassers at the late Presidential election, has made a sworn statement in reference to certain al leged frauds practiced in the counting of the vote in that State, by which, as he avers, from his own knowledge, an aggregate of 393 votes were wrongfully counted for the nayes Electors, thus depriving Mr. Tilden of the Electoral vote of that State. In Arch er Precinct No. 2, Alachua County, 219 Re publican votes were surreptitiously added to the returns by the Inspec tor of the precinct; in Precinct No. 9, in Leon County, 74 Republican ballots were stuffed into the ballot-box; and in Jefferson County 100 Republican ballots were illegally added in one precinct. In making this statement, McLin excuses bis own share in the transaction by saying that he was carried away by partisan zeal, sup plemented, as he admits, by a hope of fu ture political reward, in which latter par ticular he seems to have been wofully dis appointed. Dissatisfaction with the course of President Hayes, who is charged by McLin with "cowardly abandoning and betraying his Southern Republican friends," is the principal motive which he says has In- duccd him to make public the facts stated.J jucLtn's statement is supplemented by similar one from L.. S. Donnis, formerly President of the Board of County Canvass ers of Alachua County, and Chairman of the Republican Committee, who swears to the fraud committed in that county, Confederate Memorial Day, April 2i, waa generally observed throughout the South with more or less ceremony. At MaCon, Ga., the Confederate monument corner stone was laid by the Grand Masonic Lodge of Georgia. A letter from Jefferson Davis was read, and an oration delivered by Gov. Colquitt. . - ..--'. , Aewburyport, Mags- is excited over the recent discovery of a fraudulent or forged is sue of stock of the Newburyport and Ames- bury . Horse Railroad Company. . The amount of the fictitious paper in existence, or w hen or by whom issued, is not known. Nathan Matthews, one of Boston's best known business men, hits gone intofcank- rnptcy with liabilities aggregating'I.OOO.OOO. II. 'J. Je wetf has been elected President tf the reorganized Erie Railway Company, the name of which is to be changed to the New York, Lake Eric and Western Railroad Company. . - r AtNorfolk (Va.) J. B. Weeks, keeper of . drinking-saloon, Just before his death a few J days ago, coufesscd to the murder and rob bery of five persons.' 5 r , A delegation of Southern Congressmen, comprising Senators Gordon, Morgan and Jones, and Representatives Carlisle, Ellis, i eates, bitt borne, Clark, Hooper, lotrog, Money and GoodeVmade a visit to Boston, ontbe 27th ult., upon invitation of the Bos ton Commercial Club.. "'Tha oc&sfon was a very pleasant one to 4lf coneemed. ' Charles E, Suberg, formerly Teller of the Mahanc-y City ( Pa.) First National Uank, is under arrest charged rwiih. embezilfaig the funds of the bank ,and falsifying the ac counts. . . . , , . . - , . CapL Lucius Travers, an, old and feighly respected resident of Carroll County, Va., about eight months ago married a handsome and dashing younij woman Vf 12, he being TO. They had some matrimonial differenoef , due mainly,' it is believed, to the giddy' young wife's , pencnant Jcrr-inirting. witl) younger men. On the night of the 28th Cipt.4 trave. s nas muruereu, uis luroai ueing cut from ear to ear, and bis body thrown into a creek whicli ran ntaf the house.f Upon Ixj evidence of a chambermaid, Mrs. Travers L was rresledv vh at first stoutly protested her innocence, fcu subsequently' gfcvi aj and confessed the murder. After being nlaned in tail she attcmnted to cortmn't. sni- cide by stabbing herMf lurt6orea.st with i " . . ' ,TT T" , pair oi scissors. August and Hannah Grislern aged cou- pleT who lived near 'Vani;ville, Balb'vad County, X. V. nave been found norrtfily mutilated and dead in the house of tha Iat-4-Mr. ter. They had been separated Mae: tlme.f and ft is thought August kilted h' wife-and then himself. A special correspondent at St. Petersburg telegraphs that (S officers and masters of the Bushian navy have sailed for Jhe: Upafl States. ' In the event of war with England these officers will tske command of vessels purchased in and crews recruited from the United States. This will apparently bring our Government face to face with the great question of international .-duty toward the two great nations. ',.) Information has been received that a Chi nese Minister accredited to Washington, ac companied by Members if Legation and. Consuls for the principal ports of this coun try, will soon leave China for the United SULea FOREIGN. A telegram from Rome makes the signifi cant announcement that Father Curci, who was compelled to leave the Society of Jesus towards the end of the Pontificate of Pius IX. because he recommended a compromise between Italy and the Papacy, has been summoned to the Vatican and been assured by Cardinal Franchi that the Pope wishes him to continue to give the Church the aid of his teachings. A Manchester (Eng. ) telegram of the 23d says that from 80,000 : to 90,000 operatives are engaged in the strike in Lancashire. , At Preston the Btrike is ended, the spinners having resolved to go to work on the best terms obtainable. . Gen. Grant arrived at Venice, Italy, on the 22d, and was publicly received b7 the offi cials of the city and American residents. Gen. Ignacio dc Veintemclla has been elected President of Ecuador. An encyclical, Just issued by Pope Leo, points out that it is wrong for society to combat the Church, and the Roman Pon tificate especially, regarding the hitter's civ il principality, which is a guarantee of its liberty and independence. The Pope re news and confirms the protest of Pius IN. against the occupation of this civil princi pality of the Church. - His Holiness is -confident that, with the aid of God and the zeal of pastors, society will finally return to the homage it owes to the Church. The encycli cal is generally moderate and full of ex pressions of affection toward society. The Windstr Hotel, at Coburg, Ontario, burned to the ground on the morning of the 25th. The front wall fell outward, burying a number of firemen in the ruins, four of whom were killed. A boiler in Strong's Foundry, Hammond Lane, Dublin, exploded on the 27th. Fif teen persons were killed and 12 injured. TIIE WAR TROUBLES. A Pera correspondent says that a most formidable and wide-spread ' Insurrection of Mussulmans exists, caused by the intoler able oppression of the Russo-Bulgarian regime, and particularly by the abduction of Turkish women by the Bulgarians. Several sanguinary battles have been fought, in one of which the Russians are said to have lost 500 men. A London telegram of the 24th says: Though the principle of the withdrawal of the Russian and English forces from the vi cinity of Constantinople has been accepted, the knotty point as to the distance to which the forces shall retire continues to be dis cussed, and the difficulties in the way of such solution are so great that many foreign crities believe an arrangement to be hope less. ' A London dispatch of the 25th says: Ne gotiations regarding the Congress and the withdrawal of the British fleet and the Rus sian troops from near Constantinople have as yet led to no result, and it is considered unfortunate that Bismarck and Gortseha koff have fallen ill at this critical Juncture. The Russians are doing their best to strengthen their positions, and advices from various sides concur that there are con siderable movements of troops towards Constantinople, as well as Gullipoli. It was reported from San Francisco on the 27th that Russian privateers were being fit ted out at that port to prey upon English commerce in the event of war beingdeclarcd. A Russian corvette is now lying there, pre pared for instant action. The Grand Duke Nicholas has been pro moted to the rank of Field Marshal General, and recalled to Russia on account of ill health. General Todlcben has been appoint ed Commander-in-Chief of the army in Turkey, with General Imcretinsky as Chief of Staff. CONGRESSIONAL.. In the Senate, on the 23d, the bill to ex tend the time for the completion of the Northern Pacific Kailroad passed without di vision In the House, the protest pre sented by Mr. Cox, of New York, against the passage of the River and Harbor bill, Hfter a ktormv Oeuate and an appeal from the decision of the Chair, was ordered to be read. Mr. Cox withdrew certain words referring to ' a combination of member for spoliation of the Treasury," but declined to take back the words. " and thus eneouraire .similar attempts oh the Treasury to Kratify local interests." The question was put to tho House whether the pa per, in itself presented a question of privilege, and decided in the negative .Vi to IsO. A motion that, as a matter of cour tesy to those who signed the protest, it be entered on the Journal, was rejected. The Conference Committee on the Deficiency bill for temporary clerks in tbeTrensu y Depart ment reported the committee bad agreed by compromising on disputed points, and the report was agreed to. In the Senate, on the 24th, Senator Eustis, of Louisiana, Introduced a bill to provide for nn ocean moil steam service between the United States and Brazil. Referred. The bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to employ temporary clerks, and making an Appropriation for the same ; also, making an appropriation for deteeting trespasses on public land, passod. The bill appropriating' f-'no.MK) to provide for a defieion ey in the appropriation tor public, printing also paused, together with several bills of a private nature In the House, Mr. McKenna, from the Committee of Com merce, reported a bill extending the opera tions of the Light-house Bonrd to the 1ower Illinois River, or tho establishment of lights, buoys, etc Passed. The Senate Pacific Kail road Funding bill was then taken up, and, nfter some discussion, in which Mr. itutk-r (Mass.) spoke In opposition to the bill, it was passed yeas 243, nays 2 tho latter being Messrs. Butler and Lyndc. A night session was held for debate only. , In the Senate, on the 25th, the President pro temJald before the Senate a communica tion from the Secretary of the Treasury in an swer to the resolution calling for information In regard to the amount of Government bonds sold since March 4, IStil, the amount paid to i ue syndicate lor placing tucm on t no market, etc. Ordered printed and referred. The Senate insisted upon its amendments to tho Jtiver and Harbor bill, and a Conference Committee wS appointed. Mr. Blaine, from the Con ference Committeo on the bill to provide for deficiencies In the appropriation for serv ice of the Government for the current and prior fiscal years, submitted a report. A number of items are stricken from the bill. ! most important lxsinir the arnropria- tions of J75.OO0 for the District Schools, S,ouo forth Havden survey, and t7.S0O to ascer- Ir twin the depth of water and width ot channel nwniu hum uiniiiiiuiic-u nt fcljts OOUVU J ass OI the Mississippi Klver. Other appropriations are reduced. After considerable discus sion, the report of the Conterence Commit toe -was adopted yeas 3S. navs ). Ad- joiied to Monday....... Jn tho House, the uanKnipt oui was aisonssen at some length and with no littttf heat, Messrs. -II wing and Kelly strongly opposing its passage, and Messrs. Hewitt, Burcuard, Potter and others speaking In its favor. The Question beimr taken on the passage of the Senate 1)111 as amended, It was carried yeas son, nays 9. U T- . fcjtHluirtlu... fmin f'n. ,....;. eign Affairs, submitted a report in reference to the Mexican border troubles, together with a bill in relation thereto, requestingthe Pres ident to keep on the Texas border not less than 5.0P0 men, to protect American citizens, and authorizing the crossing of the borderby United States troops until nucb treaty stipu lations shall be made with Mtxico as may so frn.ro an efficient protection to American cirb- Con and property.- lieierred to the Commit tee of the Whole. f The Senate was not in session on the 20th. ..In the House, nearly the entire session wie occupied by considering m Committee of tho Whole tho Post-office Appropriation ' i u3 uui was nnauy completed, report d, and pawed by the Home. . The Senate was not in session on the 27th. i ..Tho House considered various appro priation bills in Committee of the Whole. 'itf' the Senate on the 39th, a resolution requesting the President1 to communicate .certain information concerning the surren der of the Cuban insurgent and the future pHcy of Spain towards tho Government of Cuba, was agreed to. Mr. McCreery present ed petition signed by a large number of Influential citizens, regardless of party, ask ing that Raphael Semmes be assigned to McCreery also presented the credentials a position on tne iiowgate i oiar expedition. of his successor, Hon. John J. Williams. A number of bills passed, among them the fol lowing: Senate bill to authorize the Secre tary it the Treasury to examine the evidence of navments made by the State of Missouri Jincw"April 17, WW, to officers and privates of Jiuiltia forces oi saiu rxaic ior mmtary serv ices actually performed In the suppression ol tho rebellion, ndt aiake a rp tin re if toliiingress. House bill making an ap Jironrintiou o l, 0 for pier lights -at tho t-tnranve of tha. Jrttiea, t' Jf the houtu imss, aiii-iinippi E'.vur. benate bill f'T th relief of eiirs on pnhlio lands ;. .- ' - i ... " ' within double minimum limits of railroad grant, afterwards thrown out of double min imum limits by muimu ol change in the ronteof road. House Joint resolution appro priating JS,(ie0 for the erw-tion of a monu ment over the grave of Thomas Jefferson. House bill appropriatingSVi.'KO tor the public Kchools ef the District ol Columbia In the House, umngthe bills introduced and referred were the following: By Mr. Phillips A bill setting aside the contract entered in t Mwwi the- fry erf tary rthe Treasury and the Syndicate; by Mr. Aeklin Repealing the iron-clad oath for jurors; bv Mr. Turner To prevent assessments for political purposes; also a Joint resolution proposing an amend ment to the Constitution prohibiting a mem ler of Congress from holding, during his term, or for tw year 4 hereafter, na office umk-r. tho. Cnitcd r. States which lias boun created, or compensation for which has been increased, during his term of office. irmi declaring Judge f thet'iipreme Ornirt ineligible for election to tho oflice of Presi dent or Vice-Presidfnt; tjy Mr.- Williams (Mich.) For the erection ol a statue of Gen eral Custer. The House passed Mr. Fort's bill, forbidding the further retirement of Isgal-tender notes yeas 177, nay 35. Also, the Indian Appropriation bill, appropriat ing S4.772.OO0 for tliatbnreau. The bill con tains a provision for the encouragement of Indians in agriculture and other civilized puouits calculated to make them self-sus-taiuing. , Bread Upon the Waters. The Brooklyn Eagle publishes the following incident in the life of the' late 'm. Orton, President of the Western Union Telegraph Cojnpany: Years ago, a young school-teacher in one of the Eastern States had for salary a nominal sum per month ami tha not at all du bious privilege of boarding, round. He had the temerity to get a fever which brought him to death's door, and not having contracted to run a hospital as well as a school, the trustees considered their engagement with him canceled. He was stricken down in the house of an old farmer, whose wife proved to be a devoted, self-sacriiicing nurse to the ung man, doing more than doctors or medicines to bring the patient back to health. A friendship was formed be tween the young man and hb benefac tors, which was cemented by an affection on both sides, equal to tho delicate and noble service rendered to him. That the venerable couple would not hear the re muneration of their kindness of months was as important as it was a touching fact to the young man, for lie was entirely without means, and, when he came up out of the very valley of the shadow of death, without the strength or prospects to eommand them by labor. After a further and long: period of convales cence,, spent in tho home of Ms bene factors, he got a chance again to labor as a teacher. Eventually he entered on business, and the old gentleman and lady died in a green old age. lears at terwards, as a man of affairs and for tune, the former schoolmaster visited the village where so much sickness and so much kindness had made a graphic chapter in his personal life. He quietly learned that an adopted daughter of his fiieuds, to whom, in lieu of having no offspring of their own, they had devised the homestead, had married an excellent merchant of the village, but that busi ness embarrassments and a resolution to be fully, honorable in their settlement had made the sacrifice of the homestead imminent. Tho gentleman with much delicacy and firmness insisted on coming into the case, by right of an obligation and a desire to interfere ou behalf of the successors of those who had ran somed him from death. He bought the place and gently compelled the young lady and her husband to keep on living there, nor would he let them pay any thing to him for the privilege. His aid enabled them to start, again even with the world. They soon began to pros per, and, with a self-respect that was .in st creditable and characteristic, they would not allow the gentleman of whom we are writing to have the deed of the homestead made out in their names. A short time afterward, they insisted on beginning to repay to the gentleman in installments the several thousand dollars he had, without any embarrassment to himself, advanced to them in their emergency. He protested, but to no purpose, and in the course of time they repaid him every cent ol it. There was :t veritable battle of wilbj between them and him; they insisting that he had dis charged, in a loan to be paid back, all obligations he felt toward their foster parents for their kindness to him, he insisting that they should regard it as a very inadequate part payment of an in valuable service: but their view of the case won, and all the" concession they would make to the gentleman's sensi bilities was to comply with his really indignant demand that interest should not be returned on the sum he was made to take back against his wish. To-day that self-respecting couple are thriving in plenty and honor on the old fahiily farm. To-day their benefactor lies dead across the river, and the great est corporations in the landr all society and the Government of the nation mourn him as one whoso integrity was spot less, whose administrative srenius was of tho first order, whose name came to eminence and honor round the world, and whose patriotism, courage, execu tive ability and niagnilicent energy, purity and fidelity made his life fragrant and make his memory royal and redo lent with example and inspiration among men. Those whom he benefited in this one instance of many similar in stances of effective and unheralded be nevolence, shall bo nameless. But he by whom, they were benefited and over whom the metropolis and the country bend with blessings on his career and in love for his character was named Wil liam Orton. A Prairie-Dofr Tillage. Four hundred and thirty-five miles west of Omaha is situated the, great Prairie-Dog City, one of the largest set tlements on the line of the Union Pacific Railroad. Several hundred aores, each side of the tract, have been taken up by the- sagaeious little prairie-dogs, and there they have made their homes, and that without buying' one lot from the company, pr,; as much as saying, f by your leave" , The dwellings consist of little mounds, from a foot to eighteen inches in height, raised by "the . dir ex-, cavated by their burrows. On the ap proach of a train, : the little inhabitants cati be seen - scampering : for their homes. Arrived there, they squat upon their hams- or stand upon their hind feet at the, .entrance a bole, in the top barkiDg at .the train as it passes. , Should any one vefft'ure too near, down they go, anil ' their city Is as silent as the " city of the dead." It is said that the opening in th top le.ids to A subter raneous -chamber connecting with, the next dwelling, and fio on through the settlement; but this is a mistake, - The prairie doy; is of a "sandy-brown color, and about the size of a large gray squir rel": . In then" nest, living with them.are found -the owl and the rattlesnake, though whether welcome or not is un certain. v. He! lives upon grasses -and roots, and is generally fat, land is by some, .Mexicans especially, considered good eating,, and his flesh is sweet and tender, though rather greasy "Wolves prey on tne little fellows, and may be seen sneaking near the town, hoping by cnance, to pickup some straggler. But the dogs are not easily canght.i Some one is always on the Jook-out. for dan ger, and gives the alarm on the first in timation of trouble, ..Then awayi-they all scamper to their holes'. tynaha Herald. ; '. . ' ' "'"V ' The Des Moines (Iowa) 'State Reg ister says : Our town of Stuart, at the school election last Monday,- elected a lady as one of the-Directors.- Quite a number of Iowa towns have done this, under the new law allowing women in Iowa to hold offices. Grinuellhas tried the experiment, and is said to have found it successful and advisable. :. As women make thebost of School-teachers, they ought to make good pirectorn also. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Personal and Literary- George .Xliot has thus far profi ed $200,000 by "Daniel Deronda." . ; : William Cullen Bryant practices with dumb-bells before breakfast every morning. , The National Prohibitwnisl 'is the name of a new temperance paper re cently started in St. Louis. Victor lingo made more money out of "Les Miserables" than from any oth er of his works.-' .. 1 1 . . Don Piatt looks so much like the late Chartes Dickens that his-picture might be taken for that of the novelist. Elihn Burnt thinks the prayer, Now I lay me down to sleep," is older than the English language. Edison, inventor of the phonograph, contributes an historic and prophetic paper about it to the next North Amer ican Review. t Miss May Alcott, the artist, and one of the "little women," was married re cently, in London, to Mr. Ernest Nieri ker, of Baden. The new Pope is a poet. A great many Latin and Italian poems from his pen are in existence, and they are about to be published. Yung Wing, the Chinese Commis sioner of Education in this country, has translated into Chine-e Professor Par sons's work on "The Law oi Contracts." Mr. Longfellow's forthcoming vol ume, " Keramos and other Poems," will include all the poetry that he has writ ten since tho publication of "The Masque of Pandora," in 1875. Longfellow is credited with saying that if he responded to all the requests sent him for his autograph and likeness ho would spend a third of his income in photographs and postage stamps. Gail Hamilton owns a house, and runs her own, in the manufacturing vil lage of Hamilton, near Salem, Mass., where she was raised, and where she be gan her career as a country school teacher. Khoda Broughton lives in the beau tiful Valley of Choyd, Wales; she is V about" 30, spiritual in expression, with a light, quick, impatient manner, and a good figure. She is of about the average height. Miss Frances E. Wlllard, the well known temperance lecturer, and Mrs. Mary B. Willard, widow of tho late Oliver A. Willard, editor of the Chicago Post, have assumed control of the paper as editor and publisher respectively. The public may expect that a pure and upright paper, independent in politics and an advocate of all that is good, will be published by them. School and Chnrch. There is only one denomiuation in Sew York City, the Friends, who are entirely free from debt. The German School Gazeite states that there are in the German empire, in round numbers, 00,000 primary "schools and 6,000,000 scholars. Judge S. C. Hastings, of San Fran cisco, has given $100,000 to fonnd a college of law there, the interest of this sum, at 7 per centum, to be paid for the maintenance of the institution. Presbyterianism has become strong enough in New Zealand to have a Gen eral Assembly. The Assembly met re cently at Wellington, and agreed to es tablish a sustentation fund. The church snpports a mission in the New Heb rides. Rev. Williim B. Brown, of New ark, N. J., who is known as the father of New Jersey Congregationalism, has been selected as Searetary of the Ameri can Congregational Union, to succeed Dr. Ray Palmer. Dr. Brown is expect ed to accept the position. Teachers sometimes obtain their certificates by ways that are dark. In Canada, where a "certificate is valid for life, they do not hesitate to pay from $50 and upwads for an advance set of ex amination papers, and it was lately charged that certain officers connected with the preparation of those papers sometimes threw out hints to favorite candidates which were extremely valna ble in time of trouble. Only seven of the present Congre gational ministers of New England have been pastors of the same churches for 50 years, or from March, 1828, to March, 1878. They are: Dr. Leonard Bacon, of Xew Haven ; Rev. John A. Douglas, of Waterford, Me. ; Rev. Dr. Jacob Ide, of West Med way, Mass. ; Rev. Dr. Leon ard Withington, of Newbury, Mass.; Rev. ErastusMaltby, of Taunton, Mass. ; Rev. Joseph Merriam, of Randolph, Ohio, and Rev. Jacob S. Clark, of Mor gan, Vt. The Journal of Speculative Philos ophy begins the publication of an im portant work by Anna C. Brackett, be ing a paraphrase of Dr. Karl Roscn kranz's "Pedagogics as a System" un der the title of " The Science of Educa tion." The work of Rosenkranz was published in English five years ago, but Miss Brackett, who was the author of that full translation, finds that owing to its metaphysical form, it is appreciable by very few of the teachers who most need it, and she has consequently nn dertaken the considerable -task of put ting it into comprehensible form, with out, losing me siirumuauce oi iia leagu ing. - Sclenoe and Industry. The Texas wool clip is season is estimatea at 3,uju,uw pounds. Appleton, Wis., is going to own the biggest paper-miu in tne iNortnwest. Dubuque is agitating the establish ment of a "ferry car" across the Missis sippi river at that place, in which pas senger? ana teams can oe carried across Clock-work has been successfully applied as a motor to . sewing-machines by a mechanician of Vienna. - It can be wound up in a lew minutes, ana it win run for several hours, its speed being meanwhile fully under the control of the operator. -Iron iar quoted at its lowest figures in the American market. . Since Janua ry, '3, the aeciine in prices, nas been as follows: On pig-iron 59 per cent.; on refined bar 53 per icent. ; oh Bessemer steel rails 60 per cent. ; on best iron rails 56 per cent. : A Los Angeles paper states that tho genuine Smyrna fig commerce has been introduced at Passadena, Cal., where it is almost perpetually in fruit. : Last year it fruited from Jane to January, and thi3vear has already started fruitinr and will probably ripen from May-day.; to Christmas.- 1 ' -.-A new style of paddle-wheel -has been invented anel placed on the steamer Massachusetts- at New York. ;.It was tested and on the first trip the . steamer made nearly 23 miles an hour, with less power than is usually applied. Tho wheel works by pressure instead of im pact. ' The blades are twice the size of ordinary blades, but the wheels contain only half the usual number. , , i As showing the cost of labor in Europe, the rate of wages paid on cer tain railroad . works of the isame class, was: ' In Portugal, $1.45 a week; in Ireland, $2.20; in Frafice, $2.90, and in England, $5.30: Nevertheless, it was found that over the whole works the same amount of earth' had been moved for the same amount of money. A Hartford (Conn.) company has recently finished a machine for printing the ends of head of thread-spools. The machine is automatic, . taking up. the spools ono by pee, and printing pr . em bossing the two heads simultaneously, eitlier with or without ink, and drop ping them into a receptacle", at tha rate of 160 per minute. The game machine can be instantly adapted to spools from two and a half inches to half an inch long. The machine prinU directly on thewood, obviating the necessity of printing, cutting and gumming labels, and attaching them to the spools. - - '. Baps and Mishap. Charles E Ferguson was buried alive by the caving in of a well which he was cleaning, at Manton, Mich. At Catasauqua, Fa., a tight-rope performer fell from a rope a distance of 60 feet to the ground and was fatally in jur ed. -Albert Yiker, eUfwlitfeply ing a game cu uasc-uau at vici n.mt, v., stood too close to the batter and received a fatal blow on the temple. At Maysville, Ky., a 3-year-old child fell into the fire and was immediate ly burned to death. A 5-year-old daugh ter of J. B. Bickley, living near Bloom insrton. O.. wa3 burned to death by her clothes takiner fire from a burning log- heap. Mrs. Hinkle was fatally burned at Botkin, O., while engaged in boiling varnish. Killed by lightning: Harry K.' House, at Newburg, O. John Chattle, near Newcomerstown, O. Mrs. Jane Blue, near Bunker Hill, Ind. A son of Wm. Conners, aged 15, near Frances ville, Ind. Celinda Croxell, aged 16, near Drury's Landing, Iowa. Mrs. Maggie McConnell, at Evart, Mich. ' The Princess Beatrice of the Royal Family of England, is called the "baby." She has always been her mother's pet, and carries about with her a beaming countenance. She has been well brought up and will make a good-natured wife for any poor Teuton .who may venture to ask her hand. Shooting casualties: James (; Bard, a young lawyer at Gallatin, Tenn accidentally killed himself with a pis tol. At New Orleans, l'huip Badger, aged 8, was killed by his brother, aged 7, with a shot-gun. They didn't know it was loaded. At La Crosse, Wis., Mr. G. Werner, a tobacconist, accidentally shot and killed himself while target- shooting with a revolver. Thomas Du val, of Burlington, Iowa, fatally shot himself while out gunning. At Daven port, Iowa, Johnnie Dougherty shot himself through the forehead while hunt ing squirrels with a revolver. Cariosities of suicide : Sidney An drews, a well-to-do young farmer living near Wilmington, O., shot himself through the heart with a revolver. He left a written statement, saying that he committed the deed from no ill-will to ward his wife or father, but from causes known only to himself. Peyton Chris man, aged 55, son-in-law to old Simon Kenton, of renown in Ohio's early his tory, committed suicide at his home in Madison County, O., by taking mor phine. Mr. Chrisman was about to lose his sight, and seemed to think death preferable to spending the balance of his natural life in darkness. Miss Florence Bowen, aged VJ years, daughter of a well-to-do farmer living near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, commit ted suicide by shooting herself with a shot-gun. No reason given. A man aged about 50 leaped from the new suspension bridge at Niagara into the river. An envelope in the pocket of his coafcwas addressed to Edward M. Groat, Waterford, Racine County, Wis. A well dressed man, about 55 years of age, stepped to the bar of the Howard House, East New York, and called for a glass of lager. The beer was placed before him, and, taking a small vial from his vest pocket, he quickly un corked it and poured its contents into the beer, swallowing the draught, lie died in 15 minutes. On the inside of his high silk hat was written, " II. Harri son" the only scrap of writing found on his clothing. Foreign Notes. Viscountess Kingsland is one of the beneficiaries of London charity to which Ixird lleaconsfield has lately granted $500, from the Royal Bounty Fund, to be applied for her benefit. She is the widow of a needy Irish peer, whose title expired with him. Mr. Gathomc Hardy, late Secretary of War in the British Cabinet, is to be made a peer. He has selected the title of Lord Oxford, presumably from his having represented that city in Parlia ment. The title has been extinct for many years, although it was first illus trious in the family of De Vere, and Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford in the last centnry, was a great collector of MS-S. and books. . ' . It is rumored that the new Pope is about to present Queen V ictoria with the " Golden Rose," which the pontiffs are accustomed to give yearly to Catho lic ladies of royal lineage who have shown their devotion to the Holy Church. J he Uueen is not a Catholic, but is supposed to have deserved well of the church because she has made no fuss about setting up tho Papal hierarchy in Scotland. Madanic- Rachel, who calls herelf " Arabian Perfumer to the Queen," and who now and aain swindles weak-head ed members of the British aristocracy, male and female, by selling cosmetics at enormous sums, professing that by their application they are to bo made " Beautiful Forever," has only recently got out of prison ; and there is every chance of her going back again for swindling Mario's married daughter by selling her a lotion called " Jordan Wa ter." ....-.......' 1 : -- I i Jeanne Donste is a little pianiste only seven years old, who ha3 lately per-r formed before Queen v ictoria. hen at Buckingham Palace, the little lady wore a white artificial camellia.- " Who gave you that?" asked the Queen. "Oh! that's my talisman, your " Majesty ; Mdlle. Albani gave it to mo for good lack." Her Majesty wentover to a cor beille, took out a red camellia, and save it to the child, savins: "Wear t hat beside it, my dear, and may both brinr you a two-fold share of good luck!" A novel discovery ha3 been made in tne library of Lyons, i ranee. It is a map of the entire system, of the; central plateau of Africa, which, has of late years been : explored by Grant, Baker, Livingstone, and Stanley. '. The system is traced upon a globe wh'oh was con structed in 1701, and contains in detail tho sources of the . Nile and - Congo. The map was executed by order of Fa thers Piacide de Saint Amour, princi pal of the monastery of the third order of St. Francis, by Crispurien of Toulon, and by the monks of Bonaventure and Gregoire, both connected witn the above establishment: - The 1 report does not mention the names of the . explorers. The modern maps place the source of the two rivers slightly to the aorthward of that just discovered . c ' : : John Bright 's father seems- to have been an extremely, .kind-hearted, mill- owner, ne are told that on winter nights he would stand at his mill-gates, lantern in hand, igiviBg directions to men to " look . after the children (to whom he was especially kind) on their way home. His work people were so well paid 83 to enable -them, if care ful, to make a provision for old age, and for those overtaken by calamity a pension was provided.-' He would never give a pair of old boots to a man in dis tress, but give him an ofder-fora hew pair. 'A reformed drunkard,' who aver red that alcohol had caused th roots of his hair to perish, once went to him for a subscription for a wig. ' Mr. Bright ' glanced over the list, land finding that the - contributors were poor people declined to contribute unless the money was returned." ''Then he gave Lira a handsome wig. ' " Odds and Ends. There are blossoms and blossoms. Those of the nose are no sore sign of spring. Buffalo Express. Nof they WTTtxliy- indicator an early falk Bul Utin. . i v . i " 1 beg your pardon, sir," he said , Anof came the answer blunt, As freely as the bwt is bug ...'Jk. So frecli' Ult grunt,". .. Tonlert Gazrtle.- I wouldn't give 10 cents a yard for all the pedigree in this world ; u a man haz got a level head on his shoulders, nnd an honest Jiarte in biz body, -he, haz got all the pedigree h am in search 6v Josh liillimis. can ijva remarkably going on at the San AntonioTexas, fair, the other day, a laay aeprecatea very mnch the cruelty of shooting the birds on the wing.-. Said she: "Why don't they shoot the little birds on the ground, so they won't fall and hurt themselves?" --A lady with a fatal squint came once to a fashionable artist for a por trait. He looked at her and she looked at him, and both were embarrassed. He spoke first. "Would your ladyship per mit me." he said, "to take the portrait in profile? There is a certain shyness about one of your ladyship's eyes which is as difficult in art as it is fascinating in atare." Soon the bluo birds -will be twittering I' pon the budding tree; Soon tho small boy will be fooling With the festive bumble bee. ; Soon the cowslip and the daisy - - 'Mid the clover will appear; Soon the moonlight serenader Will be walking on hU ear. Soon the maiden and her lover Will rub noses o'er the (rata And for flies the lodirer skirmish In the hash upon his plate. A ntirwt Bazar. As an Ant, which had made ninety and nine vain Attempts to convey a Ker nel of Wheat to its Granary, was de ploring the Lack of Terminal Facilities, and thinking seriously of Embarking its Capital in a more remunerative Enter prise, its attention was attracted by an Insurance Agent, who secured a $50,000 Application on the Tontine Plan from a Man wh had previously- Kicked him down stairs, erected Heads npon him, devoted him to the Infernal Gods, said Life Insurance was a fraud, denounced the Company a bogus Concern and de clared that he was already insured. Struck by this example of Persistence, the Ant spat upon his Antenna-, put his Proboscis to the Wheel, and at the next Attempt placed his grain in the Ele vator. Moral Go to the Insurance Agent, thou Ant. Consider his Ways and be Wise. New York World. ' A French Love Story.' Two wedding couples presented them selves at the mayoralty in a suburb of Paris, to carry out the civil portion of their marriage contract. They ranged themselves on opposite sides of the Mayor's official throne, and faced one another. Tho Mayor was asking a question ol one of the bridegrooms whose attention was thus distracted from his bride. On turning round to look at her when he had answered the question, he caught her making "sheep'i eves" at the bridegroom opposite. Be ing of a jealous temperament, he laid his hand ronghly on her arm, and said sharply : " Mademoiselle, which of the two brides are you? You are mine, I believe then oblige me by confining your glances to me." The bride was a young woman of spirit, and resenting the tone in which the reprimand was made, retorted : "Ah, Monsieur, if you are jealou3 al ready, I am likely to lead a pleasant life with you.-"' The jealous bridegroom made an angry reply, and then the other bridegroom must needs put irts oar in : "l'ah! Monsieur, why should you make such a fu3S because Mademoiselle chooses to favor me with a glance Thereat his bride turned savagely upon him and exclaimed: " Ha, Mon sieur! It would seem, then, that yon like to have ladies make eyes at you Now I know what to expect from you but you might at least have had the de cency to keep this proof of your faith lessuef s concealed from me here And with this fierce thrust she burst into tears. In vain the Mayor attempt ed to pacify both parties. Ihe bride grooms stormed at each other, and the brides, between their hysterical sobs, mutually accused each other of perfidy. hat was to be done ? At last the Mayor.losing temper.cried out: "Am I to proceed with this cer emony, or am 1 notr" The two brides, with one accord. screamed, "No!r "Perhaps," said the Mayor, whdse wrath had again cooled down, "you could arrange matters between your selves if you were left alone. The clerk will show you to my private room. : 1 will give you half an hour.", . -. . t At the expiration of that time the par ties were summoned to appear before the Mayor. . " Have you settled your difficulty ?" he asked. " " ' .... "Yes, Monsieur le Maire," exclaimed both bridejrrooms at once "Oh, then I may proceed with the ceremony?" "Yes,- Monsieur le Mairie; bnt-1- but " '. , "Well.whatisit?"' " We have effected a chahge, Mon sieur le Maire." .- " A change ! What do you mean ?' "A change of brides, Monsieur le Maire.". ; And so it 'was tho jealous bride groom had taken the jealous bride, and the young lady of the fickle glances had taken the gentleman who liked ladies to "make eyes" at him. The astonished Mayor looked at them " in' silence and amazement for a moment or two,, but they, met his look unabashed, so .he shrumred 1 his shoulders and said 'Well, if you are satisfied, it is no busi ness of mine. ; I will proceed with the ceremony." "And married they were. . - Eojal Marrlaires,, , ' , When the families of reigning mon archs intermarry with each other there is always a great'deal of felicitation on the subject, because of the effect suck marriages are supposed to have in the way of binding nations together in the bonds1 of peace. ' It would be well if it were so ; but those of England seem to be Very disappointing. There are the Duke and Duchess of Kdinbnrgh for example. The! former a son. of the British Queen and the latter a daughter of the Russian Emperor have' had but little influence in-keeping the sabject of their parents in a friendly disposition towards each other. Quite the contra ry, and the young couple have lived for a good while on tha Mediterranean, in a sort of exile.from both their homes, na- fil news royal ship 13 about being' dis-l patched to take them to England, where the Russian Princess will be . any thing but happy. ' "' Proof of Affection. They were disputing as to who had the richest father, and the smaller one finally flow that track and called oat: -1 Well, I've got 'the best big sister, anyhow!.". . , - -.: -. " l guess not," replied, the other. "Yes," I have!" ' 1 - " -n " I sruess not, I've got the bossest bi sister in Detroit. fihea tay home any day to let ms w$ar he shoes, to thick ens!" ' t ' - " My sister will o more'n thatl" put in a Itl one.-. "She'll take the string out of h r.corset for me to spin my top, with, anil If I !6se It she'll stay' home from a party ind never give -me word of tv! ,. I' your.sister any bosser than that-"" - . l'Le big boy had to take a back Kui'.' -IktTiit'mPnn, ":- " ' Since my return from Europe a large number of persons who contemplate a visit to th Paris Exhibition during the present year have desired me to give them some idea of the probable cost of tho journey. To each one & uniform re ply has been given and the first words werciiYou can make it cost just what, in reason, you like." " And it is so. One can spend $t,t?00 In' a-month's- travel, and another can snit himself just as well" for 'tone-flftn of the ' money. My own experience, based on a ten davs visit to Paris during the Exposition of cheap in that delightful city. During my visit in January last to the capital of France I was. careful to inquire as to the probability of an increase in hotel rates. The answei was, there will be none. The Grand Hotel Bristol is a magnificent house in every respect, and for such a place the charges are remark ably reasonable. At that place a hand somely furnished, well lighted room cost me six francs (1.20) per day, and a dinner,, including .r ordinaire, & similar amount. But, as in Lond n, the the better plan is to take your meals out, as the French people generally do. For ten francs (2) per day a man can live well. Bat to give a clearer idea of the total cost of such a journey, it may be as well to start out with the theory that we pro pose to be absent two months or sixty days. Eighteen days of this will be nj -on tho ocean, and for the round trip the cost need not be. more than $120. Oa arrival arLlrerpool, the docks snd other places of interest have to be seen, which will occupy two days, the cost of living per day being ten shillings, wi'.h four .hillings added for omnibus and cab fares, $ 7 ; from Liverpool to Manchester, where two more days are spent at the same rate; then directly to London, the fare being $ 5, occupying nearly one day. In London there is a multitude of sights of interest to be looked up. There is tho Crystal Palace, British Museum, Alexandra Park, Zoological Gardens, National Gallery, House of Parlia ment, the Tower of London, etc. 11-rc, to do the thing up in any kind of a ?ray, a sojourn of at least ten days should be made. This involves an ex pense of for living (it can -ba done lor less, and well done, UxO and an ad ditional $7.50 for omnibus hire. Then comes the trip to Paris. The return ticket from London to Paris will be, in American money, 18.75, and which is available for one month. The journey to Paris usually occupies from ten to eleven hours, so that one full : day m ty bo allowed in going and coming. Then a stay of fifteen days should be made in Pari-, and the visitor, if he be prudent, can do admirably as far as lodging and living upon 2.75 per day, or 11.25; and adding to this ten days to the Exhi bition, one franc each time, brings 4-'!.-:J5; with 10 added for conveyance-', brings Paris to cost $5:$ 25. During this tinif, if disposed, a trip can be undi to Geneva Lake at a cost of 15. This brings us back to London, with eleven days to spare. A trip to the Isle of Wight, a tun to Scotland, and thence down through Ireland, joining the steamer at Queenstown, can be easily done at the average cost of 7 per day a total of $77 ; and then we find our selves on board the steamer again, with out any thing further. to pay than the s'ewarits. This brings a total of 340, and, allowing the extravagant sum of J0 for waiters, etc., the grand result is 400 for a sixty days' journey. This es timate is put at top figures, so that there shall be nothing ridiculous in its appear ance; but your readers may rest per fectly satisfied that a trip to Paris, prop erly managed, and an absence from home of sixty days need not cost any single individual more than 340. Cor. Provvlcncc Journal. A Fraud and a Delusion. A New York gentleman, who had probably never been in Louisville at this season of the year before, passing down a prominent thoroughfare the other day, observed a sweet-looking spring chicken in the show-window. It was all ready for cooking, and looked as though it would afford a delicious re past. In went the man from the Em pire State. " Waiter, waiter," he aid, "bring me a spring chicken." The pale-faced waiter disappeared and the gentleman glanced' over the Courier- Journal. Twenty minutes later the waiter returned and placed an object before the gentleman. He seemed somewhat absent-minded, and did not notice to what an extraordinary size the chicken had grown. Knife and fork. began to move, and so did the chicken, not down the man's tbroat, but all over the - plate. He cut and slashed. slashed and cut, but not even the break-' ing of 'A' bone rewarded : him for hi trouble. He began to grow warm and tha heat brought out his ire. Throwing the knife down, he tried his fingers. The fowl only slipped to and fro. "Ken-' tucky, Kentucky," mused he, when, ex hausted, he Wiped the grease off his lin gers, "is noted let me see is noted for her whisky, women, and horses. Ad mated; out ner spring -erne tens, goas of war! the worst I ever saw. The Kentucky spring chicken is a fraud and a delusion." In this case there is great troth in ,'all that glitters is not gold.' x he restaurants maxe money on these chickens. They'll give that one to the next stranger who comes along, and pass the old thing along until some chap throws htm into the street." And passing in his 65 cents, the man cast a withering look of scorn on the kink haired, cashier of the restaurant, and hastened elsewhere to satisfy his appe tite. Courier-Journal THE MARKETS. - KKW YORK. Anrll 2!. 1STR. BEEVFS Native Steers.... JlC'iO luantna uueroneo STlEEr Unshorn.. a.15 3.73 S.15 L!3 6.T3 3-K7 lo.V 5.f W 10.CO il'KiS Live (JOTTOV Middling riAi k oooatomptce.... WHKAT Xw. Milwaukee,- 9 4 COUX SteaiaMiiod , OAT Western .' Mixed.... FORK Xew Mess.. 5X 0.73 " ' " - - 8T. LOUIS. COTTON Middling a 5.IO ,4.fi5 - 4.00 4.00 3.33 SM 5-HO . ! l.lJtf 1.10 3S,T 2X ' BO ' 1 20 2 W 5.00 9.50 .23 . 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