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v? THE PALLADIUM. ATM P ABTKKTUIB43. I m i Mi i i I hie square one Insertion.:- a j qq ror eacn sutMeqaent insertion per PUBLISHED EVEBY WEDNESDAY BV B. W. DAVIS, OLtOWAT WAVIS, Proprietors square 60 200 ,000 00 XS 00 86 00 62 00 One square three insertion.. hie square three month s Ous square six months tme square one year. "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT! LET ALL THE ENDS THOU AOTST AT, BE THY GOD'S, THY COUNTRY'S AND TRUTH'S! " One-fourth of a column one year. tMte-half of a column one year rnree-foartha of a column one year - 70 00 . .... TERMS.' Oneycr, in advance tMxraftbs " ThreiuoatlM - vme column, one year, changeable . S16U 40 VOL. XLIV. RICHMOND; :: WAYNE COUNTY, INDIANA, NOV. 18, 1874. Whole Jfni 372 iner, NO. 36. quarterly ... . 100 00 Local HoUee ! cents ncr line. i ! i 1 it n if ! ii n if! f ! ! RAIiROArnXMABLE. pUUkarff, ClMlamll an St. Loots ;. Railway. ; . FAN-HANDL K ROUTE. CONDK27SKD TIME CARD. COICMBTS AND I2 WA.1APOU8 DIVISION MAY 31.1874. GOINO WEST. 2fo. 2. I No. 8. No. 6. No. 10 Plttjthure.. 2:00 pm 2:00am 9:25am 5:25pm 7:12pm 7:58pm 9:35pm lOriOpm 11:27pm 12:0tiam 12:56am 2:30am Columbus 11:30 pmi 4:10 pm MU'ord 1:47 am 5:35 Diuill:17ain Urbana. Piqua 2::i am n.z i . i 6:32 piu 12:05pm 7:50 pm 1:12pm1 1:40pm 228pm 3:32pm ilraa jun 4-A am1 s.Al pm Rlcbra 'dJ 6:15 am 10:2 am 4:10pm 6:30pm ' GOING EAST. No. 1. No. 3. No. 5. No. 7. Xndia'pUs. 4:00 am Knlghts'n 6KMain Cambrt'ge 5:37 am 7:10 pm 7:25am 8:55am 9:45am 4:50pm 5A8pm 6:35pm 7:15pm 8:13pm 8:40pra : pm 0:87 pm Hlcnm na 6:15 am, 10:20 pm 10:25am reenv'lo.7Ham ll:23nra Brad Juu- 7:30 am Plana 7:56 am 6:00 am 627 am U-TOam 12:38pm 9nxpm Urban . 8:48 am MllforJ 927 am Columbus 1025 am Pittsburg- 5:45 pm 7:37 am 8:29 ami l:43pm'10K)lpm 2:30pm:10:40pm 3:Mpm,ll:40pra 12:01am1 6:55am 9:50 am Nob. 1. 2, 6 and 7 run Daily. All other trains Dally.except Sunday. . :r i ...... . Richmond and Chicago Division. , May 81, 1874. GOING NORTH. , ' I No. 2. No. 8. I No. 10. CinVlnnat.l 7:15 pm 7:00 am Richmond 10:20 pm 10:00 am Hagerst'n. 113 pm 10:47 am Newcastle ll:3Spm . 1120 am Anderson. 12:33 am . 12:40 pm Kokorao... 2:10am 220 pm Logansp't. 8:10 am 3:15 pm Crown Pt.. 6:20am 6:30 pm Chicago..... 8:00am ... 8:20 pm GOING SOCTH. ' No. 1. No. 8. - Chicago 7:00 pm 820 am Crown Pt- 8:52 pm 104 am Logansp't. 12:10 am 10 pm .'. .. Kokorao... 1:13 am 220 pin - Anderson. IfcOO am 4:11 pm Newcastle 4:02 am 58 pm Hagerst'n. 4:34 am 5:38 pm .- ..... Richmond 520 am 620 pm . Clnclnnat. 820 am 9:15 pm!.... No. 10 leave Rlehmonddaily.except Sun day, and Logannport for Chicago dally. No. 2 leaves dally, exeeptSaturday and Sunday. No 1 leaves Chicago oally, except Saturday. Allother train run daily, except Sunday. Little Miami Division. May 81,1874. GOING WKST. No. 2. No. 4. No. 6. No. 10. Pittsburg Dres June Columb 'a London... Xenia Morrow -Cincinatl Xenla Dayton.. Rlchm'd. Ind'polls. 20 pra 8:59 pin 20 am 9:25 am 3:17 pm 5:25 pm 6:45 pro 7:55 pm 92 pm 10:80 pm 80 pm 9:00 pm 7:27 am 9:30 am 11:30 pm 60 am 6:55 am isun 2:45 am 46 am 6:45 am 10:46 am 70 am 12:00 n 8:30 am 17 pm 10:80 am 2:30 pm 75 am! 12:10 pm 7:45 am pm 9:45 am l:&5pm 8:10 pm 6:30 pm GOING EAST. No. 1. No. 8. 1 No. 6. l No. 7. Ind'polls Blchmnd .... Dayton.- 7:30am Xenla I 8:20 am 40 ami 7:25am 6:16 am 10:30 am 100 am U-.S5 am 12:25 pm, 820 pm 9:20 pm 70 pm 823 pm i-.iapmi CincinnU 60 am 10:45 am Morrow... 7:23 am 127 pm, Xenia 8:20 am 1:12 pm 9:25 pm London...! 9:30am Columb 's 10:30 am 2:40 pm 10:35 pm 8:40 pm 11:35 pm 66 pm 1:48 am 121 am 6:55 am Dres June 12:37 ami Pittsburg 6:45 pm Nos. 1, 2, and 7 run Daily to and from Cincinnati. AU other Trains Daily.except Sunday. W. L. O'BRIEN, Genl Passenger and Ticket Agent. C. H. Ft. Wayne Bailroad. GOING NORTH. GOINO SOUTH. G R m'l A ex.l00 am Portland ao... .4:00 pm Portland ac... 9:00 am OR m'l ex.625 pm Mall Time Table. GOING NORTH Including all places sup plied lrom the Chicago II. K., and the Ft. Wayne R. R., closes at 9:30 a. m. GOING SOUTH 1. Including Cincinnati and all points beyond, closeat8:30 a.m. 2. Including all places supplied from the Cincinnati Railroad, 6:00 p. ru. GOING, EAST Including all nlted lrom the Columbus places sup R. R., and : Dayton and Xenla Railroad, and all - Eastern and Central States, closes at 100 a. m. GOING WEST 1. Including Indianapolis and all points beyond, closes 60 a. 2. same as above, closes 10:00 a m.; 8. in cluding all points supplied by the Indi anapolis ttauroaa: aiso, unicago ana an points west and northwest, closes 30 " p. m. , To Webster. Williamsburg and Bloom Inns- port, on Tuesday, Thursday and Satur- aay,atroup. m. To Cox's Mills, White Water. Bethel and Ar ba.on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, atuum. To Abington, Clifton and Liberty, ou Mon day and Friday, at 70 a. m. To Boston, Beechymire, Goodwin's Corner, ana uouege uorner, on Tuesday and Friday, at 12:30 m. MAILS ARE OPEN At 70 a. m. from Indianapolis aud Cincin nati ana oeyona. At 100 a. m. from East via Dayton and Xenla Railroad. At 110 a. m. from West and South, way and tnrouen mans. At 40 p. m. from East via Columbus Rail road. At 70 p.m. from North, via Chicago Rail road and Fort Wayne Railroad. At 80 p. m. from Indianapolis and beyond. Office open from 70 a. m. to 7:30 p: m. un ounuay, irom vwu to m:uu a. m. Julv 1 1874. H. W. DAVIS. P. M. Bancerona Exnerimentinv. Wilkins Micawber Jones, is of a statistical tarn of mind. It occur red to Jones the other day that Mary is a very common name, and, after very careful study, he hit up on an original plan for ascertaining tne proportionate number oi wo men bearing it This plan was to station himself at an advantageous position on one of our thorough lares, address by tnat name every woman who passed in an hour, and then compare the number who answered to the name with the whole number passing. Nothing could be simpler, thought Wilkins, and accordingly he began his ex periment the other evening just as the theater going tide was flowing along the street. First came two demure looking ' damsels, "timid and stepping fast" J ones let them get by and then called out sudden iy, -aiaryi" but the young women only hurried the faster, and the ingenious Wilkins put down two marks on the right side of his tally Eaper. Just as he lifted his eyes e saw a lady with an escort just in iront of rum, and blurted out M(iood evening, Mary!" Greatly to Jones' astonishment the gentleman. and not tne lady, responded; and these was what Jones saw: He concluded to give up the expe nment, because there were too many risks about it especially asterisks. .Boston Advertiser. DtMIT KlTW IH DEBT. Don't run in debt never mind, never mind If your clothes are all tattered and torn; Fix 'em up, make them do; It's better by far Than to have the heart weary and worn. Who will love you the more for the set of your hat, Or your ruff, or the tie of your shoe, The style of your boots or shade of cravat. If they knew you're in debt for the new? Good Iriends, let me beg of you, don't run in debt. If the chairs and the sofa are old; They'll fit your backs better than any new Unless they are paid for with gold. If the house is too small, draw the closer together, Keep it warm with a hearty good will; A blgoue, unpaid for, in all kinds of weather, Will send to the warm heart a chill. Don't run-in debt-dear girls, take a hint, If the fashions have changed since last season, Old Nature is out in the very same tints, And old reason, methinks, has some rea son. But J ust say to your Iriends, "I can not af- ford . To spend time to keep up with the fashion; My purse is too light and honor too bright To be tried by such silly passion. Gents, don't run in debt let your friends if they can, Have fine horses, and clothing, and flow ers; . But, unless they are paid for, be more of a man Than to envy their sunshiny hours. If you've money to pare, I've nothing to - say, Spend your dollars and dimes as you please; But, mind you, the man who his notes has , t pay Is the man who is never at ease. Kind husbands, don't run in debt any more, Twill fill your wife's cup full of sorrow, To know that a neighbor may call at your door With a bill you must settle to-morrow. Oh, take my advice it is good, it is true! (But least you may, some o( you doubt it) 111 whisper a secret, now, seeing 'tis you: I've tried it and know all about it. The chain of a debt is heavy and cold, Its links all corrosion rtnd rust; Gild it o'er as you will, it is never of gold. Then spurn It aside with disgust "I've tried It and know all about it." From the Indianapolis Journal. Seventh Annual Meeting or the State Temperance Alliance The lion. William Baxter hae a Tew Words to Say on the Snhjeet of Whlafcy. The Indiana State Temperance Al liance held its annual session in this city, at Roberts Park Church, yester day afternoon, at 2 o'clock. There were about one hundred delegates resent from different parts of the rate, and a fair representation of peo ple from this city. The Alliance was called to order by the President, Hon. William Baxter, and prayer was offered by. Rev. S. E. Wishard, of Franklin. The President then presented the following report, which was received unanimously: MR. BAXTER S ADDRESS. We meet at this, the seventh annual gathering of th State Temperance Alliance, alter an eventlul year. The Sast twelve months has witnessed a eeper interest and more earnest labor in the great work oi - humanity than any previous year since the inaugura tion ol this Alliance. The fearful amount of inteniper- ance", immorality and crime following after our late civil war, and fostered by a vicious and very ineffective li cense law, told with terrific effect upon the social and material condi tion ot our people. X be tacts reveal ed in that most excellent pamphlet of our worthy Treasurer. John V. Kay. entitled "Cost and Cause," that from 1860 to 1870, under our licenso law, the manufacture of intoxicants in our State increased twelve times faster than the population; and, as a legiti mate result, that pauperism had in creased six times, and crime nine times faster than the increase of pop ulation; that pauperism, crime and insanity increased in the same ratio as the increase of saloons; these facts, I Bay, startled the minds of many earnest and philanthropic people. The question was frequently heard, What can be done to check this fear ful scourge of our nation?" Meetings were held all over the State, attended by large and enthusiastic audiences. Churches took hold of the question as they had never done before. Metho dist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Christian and Quaker, all emulated each other in their zeal tor their work. The Catholic Church, with a noble enthu siasm, embraced the cause, and in its various institutions throughout the land has done an immense work. Within its folds are nearly 300,000 pledged abstainers a grand army of workers is this invincible in zeal and Siower. With the exception of the Cpiscopal Church, we believe that every religious denomination in our country has espoused the cause of temperance. e nope ere long tnat this only exception will be removed. Already in England the Episcopal Church has stepped into the vanguard ot tms great retormation. Through the exertions of the late Archdeacon Sanford and other influential digni taries of that church, the so-called Convocation of Canterbury was held. The information presented to that convocation revealed a series of start ling facts as to the fearful curse of the drink traffic; and, on the other hand, of the great protection and blessing that prohibition is. to the people. These facts stirred that church from center to circumference." The Church of England Temperance Mag azine is a grand evidence of the glori ous work which the Episcopal Church is now doing in the temperance cause. We hope that the philanthropic and Christian spirit of the Episcopal Church in England will soon be waft ed across the Atlantic, and innoculate their churches here, so that at our next annual meeting we may be able to say that every Christian organiza tion in the land is actively at work with us. RECOGNITION IN POLITICAL PLATFORMS. In consequence ot this activity throughout our State, the great polit ical parties lor the hrst time recog nized this question in their platforms. Une party endorsed the fundamental j principles of the present law, viz.: that the majority ot the voters shall have the power to determine for them- selves whether liquor shall be legally old in their midst or not, and holding the vender responsible for evils result- ing from his tramc; the other party declaring itself in favor of repealing the present law and enacting a license law in its stead. Had this question come fairly and squarely before the people, untram meled Dy any other issue, we are of the opinion that -the present temper ance law would have been sustained. But through a combination of other questions and circumstances the lat ter party was successful. Some in considerate members of the former party, smarting under defeat, declared in hot haste that it was the temper ance question which defeated their party, wheieas in point of fact it was the adoption of this question in their platform which saved them from a far more disastrous defeat. If the Repub lican party had tailed to take hold of that issue, the State would have gone nearer 50,000 than 15,000 Democratic. Inside the Republican party are thou sands of voters who believe that the drink traffic is the great curse of so ciety that it is the direct cause (by the pauperism, crime and insanity it produces) of half our taxes; and that society has the right, and ought to have the power by law, to protect itself from a traffic which works such terrible dessolation, aud so believing, if the Republican convention had not t embodied this question in their plat form, thousands ot earnest temperance voters, who stood with the party, would have left the ranks. THE QUESTION OF DEFEAT. If, however, as some assert, this question did defeat the Republican party, then we reply that the tault, to a very great extent, rests with many of the leaders of that party; for. with two or three honorable exceptions, the Republican orators ignored the temperance issue entirely in their speeches. They reasoned long and vehemently about railroad monopoly, the currency ana DanK questions, tariff and free-trade, but not a word did they utter in vindication of the temperance resolution in their plat form. They certainly ought to have known that the very presence of that resolution in the platform would drive away some whisky Republicans; and, therefore, that the best way to com pensate for such loss was to have used strong arguments and facts sustaining the resolution, whereby they might convert over to their side voters in side the ranks of the opposition who were in favor of temperance. But, instead of familiarizing themselves with such facts and arguments, they ignored the question altogether So that they virtually assumed all Ihe disadvantages of the resolution with out striving to reap the benefit result ing lrom using strong arguments in its favor. We incline to the belief that it was the independent move ment far more than the temperance question that defeated the party in power. Disgusted with the salary grab, the Credit Mobilier and many imaginary extravagances, the people were resolved, right or wrong, to have a change. Temperance or tree whisky, the people were determined, however disastrous the experiment might prove, to place some other party in power. This, we believe, was the real cause of their defeat. . Now we take this occasion to ex press the opinion, in all fairness and candor, that if the Republican party expects to maintain its position as a party of reform in the future, it must stand boldly and manfully by this temperance question. Without doing this we cannot see how it is to main tain its prestage and power. It has already lost Irom its folds all those who are in favor of free whisky, and who in this respect, clogged the wheel of progress, so that now the only way by which it can retain the earnest temperance voters inside its ranks, and at the same time secure an acces sion of those of like conviction from the opposite forces, is by openly and uncompromisingly making the tem perauce question one of its grand ob jects of reform. T he question whether tne grog-shop and corruption shall take possession of and rule our country is now agitat ing the public mind as it never did before. It can no longer be kept in the background. I he interests in volved are too momentous. It is the great question of the age, and must form the battle-cry of contending par ties for years to come. We therefore exhort temperance people everywhere to be faithful, and inside their differ ent political organization to press this question with unwearied energy and perseverence. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WILL REPEAL THE TEMPERANCE LAW. The party who will soon assume power in our State stands pledged in its platform to repeal the present tem perance law and to substitute a license law. Such an attempt should arouse the strongest opposition of every lover of temperance and good government, for nothing could be more disastrous to the best interests of society. In every instance, without a solitary ex ception, where a license law has sup planted prohibition, or local option and civil damage, the result has been disastrous in the - extreme. Take Connecticut for instance, the latest example jol this kind. In 1S6G there were 1,576 commitments to prison in that State. In 1873 there were 2,985. But in 1874 there were 4,481, being an increase of 1,496 in one year, more than in the seven previous years. And why was this? Because the prohibitory law. which had been in operation twenty 5-ears, was repealed . and a license law enacted in its stead. What is true of Connecticut is true of every other State where license lias taken the place of prohibition. Judge Pitman of the Superior Court of Mass achusetts, writes of New Bedford, that in eight months after prohibition -had been superceded in that city, as compared with eight months before, an increase of 68 per cent, of crime and over 120 per cent of drunkeness was the result TEMPERANCE STATISTICS. Rev. Wm. M. Thayer gives statistics in Massachusetts for tne years 1S67 and 1S71. In the former, under pro hibition, 5,553 arrests; in 1870, when prohibition was repealed, so far as ap plied to beer, there were 11,105 ar rests; more than double the former. : During the first, ten months after the passage of the present temperance law of our State, the number of saloons decreased 30 per cent., and crime 28 per cent. Whereas, during the twelve previous years, and under the old license law, the manufacture of intoxicants increased twelve times faster than the increase of population, and pauperism from b to 9 times laster. INCREASE OF TAXES ASD CRIME. With such facts as these 'staring us in the face, it is very clear that if our next legislature expects to present and enact a license law, as the domi nant party stands pledged to do in its platform, intemperance, pauperism, crime and insanity will be fearfully increased, and pur taxes largely augu mented. Jeremy Bentham says, "That is the best end of government which secures the greatest good to the greatest num ber; ' but the license system is exactly the opposite of this. In order to fill the pockets of a few saloon keepers, the many must .have their taxes doubled society must be subject to the debasing annoyance of intemper ance, and all the depriving vices which lollow in its train. .License never did and never will control the liquor traf fic. All experience proves that license is only another name for "free whisky" and every horror which proceeds from it. WHAT MUST BE DONE. What can be done, then, to prevent our coming Legislature from pursuing such a suicidal course, should be the all-absorbing question for this alli ance now to determine. This must be done Organize thor oughly and agitate incessantly. A temperance organization should be put in immediate and vigorous operation in every county in the State. These county organizations should hold meetings in every school-house in the county. Speakers should lay the acts plainly and forcibly before the people, arousing them to the importance and necessity ol action. Short, pithy tracts, embodying proper statistics, and clear strong reasons should be distributed among the masses. At every meeting petitions should be pre sented for signatures and forwarded to both branches of the Legislature, E raying that the present law should e maintained, and such additional legislation added as will render it more fficient .to "protect the people against the giant curse of intemper ance. HOPE FOR GOOD RESULTS. Pursue this course vigorously and the best results may be anticipated; neglect it, and the results may be dis astrous in the extreme. Let the cry be, as it was in the days of Hampden and Prym, when the people were bat tling against the tyranny of King Lharles and btanord, petition! peti tion 1 1 I have great faith in petition. It is the only efficient way by which the masses can reach the ears of the Legislature. Then let the people speak to the Legislature in thunder tones by petition, and we venture to say that the Legislature will not turn a deaf ear -to their cry. SLAVERY. Revival of the Peculiar Institution A Kw Way to Make the African Pay the ex-Slaveholder for Ilia Body and Soul Peonage in Texas.' An act to provide for the employment of prisoners and convicts of misde meanors and petty offenses. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislaiure of the State of Texas that whenever any person is hereafter con victed of a misdemeanor or any petty offense by any of the courts of this State, and as a punishment therefor is to be imprisoned in the c9unty jail of any county, it shall be lawful for the presiding justice of such county to employ such convicts to labor upon the public buildings or works of the county or upon the public roads of the county during the whole term of his imprisonment or any part thereof ; or said presiding justice may hire out such convict to labor either by private or public contract to any responsible person who will hire him, and pay the highest price lor such services : Fro viaea, tnat no convict snail De hired for a less amount than fifty cents per day. Sec. 2. That the presiding justice is also authorized to employ in like manner the labor of all convicts who may be under the sentance of im prisonment for the non-payment of a fine imposed by any court of this State for the commission of a misde meanor or petty offense, for which the convict shall receive a credit of one dollar per day for each day's work on any bublic buildings, roads or other county works, and, when the fine and all costs are paid by him with such labor, he shall be discharged from imprisonment, unless he is held for some other offense : provided that if there is no necessity ior the labor ol such convict at any public works of the county, the presiding justice shal hire out sueh convict either by private or public contract to any person who will pay the fine and all costs, and take such convict to labor for the shortest period of time. n - all m eec. o. ah persons connned in iail ou account of having committed misdemeanor or petty offense may be employed in like manner from the time of imnrisonment until the time of trial, and if upon trial such person shall be acquitted, he shall be paid not less than twenty-five cents nor more than one dollar per day, as the presiding justice may contract: provi ded that before trial and conviction no person shall be held to labor with out his consent. Sec. 4. If any person who is hired out under the provisions of this act shall escape from the person to whom he is hired, it shall be lawful for the sheriff of any county in the State to capture' and return such convict to the person from whom he escaped, when an affidavit is made, before any person authorized to administer oaths, that such' person is an escaped con vict. All the labor done by an es caped convict shall be forfeited to his employer, and should he be captured and brought back he shall recom mence his term of labor, and continue until the expiration of the full time of the contract made by the said jus tice. Sec. 5. All the money that may be realized under the provisions of this act shall be paid into the county treasury, as other county funds. bee. 6. flhat all laws or parts of lawn in conflict herewith be and the same are hereby repealed, and that this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage. More Wonderful than Spiritual Man - ' Ifeatatlona. One of the most adroit jugglers of the present age was Robert Houdin, a Frenchman, who for many years Pive lashionable entertainments in aris." ; Houdin wrote his autobiogra phy, and related many curious feats performed by him in his professional career. On one occasion he was in vited to display his art before King Louis Phillippe and his court, at the chateau of St. Cloud. Houdin invent ed a trick especially for this royal and noble assemblage, and received un bounded applause for his success. He borrowed from the King and his cour tiers tix handkerchiefs, which he made into a parcel and laid on the ta ble. Then, at his request, different persons wrote on cards the name of the place whither they desired the handkerchiefs to be invisibly trans ported,' When this was done he beg ged the King to take three of the cards at hazard and choose from them the place he might consider the most suitable. "Let me see." said Louis Phillippe, "what thi9 one says:" "I desire the handkerchiefs to be found beneath one of the candelebra on the mantlepiece." "Ah! that's too easy for sorcerer, so we will pass on to the next card." "The handkerchiefs are to be transported to the dome of the nvalides.' "That would suit us but it is much too far not for the hand kendiiefs, but for us. Ah! ah!" the tving added, as he looked at the last card, "I am afraid, Monsieur Robert loudm, 1 am about to embarrass you. Do you know what this card propo ses?" Houdin, with a respectful bow, declared that he did not. "Well, responded His Majesty, "it is desired that you send the handkerchiefs to a spot between the roots of the last orange tree on the right of the avenue of St. Cloud." Houdin affected the greatest nonchalence. "Only that, sire," he said. "Deign to order, and Will obey. The King gave certain directions in a low voice, and immedi ately a number of his attendants hur ried off to the orange tree to watch it. le then said: 1 select the orange tree. Houdin s first business now was to send the handkerchiefs on their travels. So he placed them beneath a bell of opaque glass, and taking his wand ordered them to fly to the spot the King had chosen. He raised the bell, the little parcel was no longer there, and a white turtle dove had ta ken its place. 1 he King then walked quickly to the door, whence he looked in the direction of the orange tree to assure himself that the guards were there, when this was done he began to smile and shrug his shoulders. "Ah! Monsieur Robert lloudin, he said. ironically, "I fear much for the virtue of your magic staff." Then he added, as he returned to the end of the room, where several servants were standing, Tell William to dig immediately be ow the last tree at the end of the ave nue aec bring me carefully what he finds there if he does find anything." ihe attendant proceeded to the orange tree. The earth at the side of the tree was carefully removed, and down among the roots, after much groping. a small iron box, eaten with rust, was found. It bore every appearance of having been in the ground many years. This curious "find" was cleansed from its mold and brought in, and placed by the side of the King. The greatest excitement and impatience Erevailed on all sides. Houdin rought, perched on his finger, the dove to the King, and around itineck His Majesty discovered a little rusty key. At the desire of the conjurer, he unloosed it and opened the box. The first object that met his eye was a time-discolored piece of parchment, upon which he read: "This day, 6th ot June, 1786, this iron box, contain ing six handkerchiefs, was placed among the roots of an orange tree by me, Balsamo, Uount ol Lagliostro, to serve in performing an act of magic, which will be executed on the same day sixty years hence, before Louis Jfhulippe, ot Orleans, aud hislamily. "There is certainly witchcraft about this," cried the King, and then he looked again and found in the bottom of the box a parcel sealed with the well-known seal of the famous Cagli ostro. He broke it and opened the parcel, and there were the six hand kerchiefs which but five minutes be fore were lying on the conjuror's ta ble. Was not thii trick as remarka ble as the producing of "Katie King" from a dark cabinet. Houdin was employed by the French Government to go to Algiers on a novel mission. The Marabout priests exercised great authority ever the natives, because they were liable to perform certain feats of jugglery, which they pretended proved their di vine power. These Marabouts were enemies of the French, and encour aged turbulence among the Arabs. The Government thought that it might be a good stroke of policy to send Houdin through the colony per forming his miracles, and demonstra ting to the natives that a French sor cerer was greater than an Arab sor cerer. Accordingly Houdin appear ed before large audiences, beginning in the city of Algeria. At the first of these performances he introduced a box that became heavy or light at his order. This box was brought by hini to the footlights, and while holding it in his hands he declared to his hear ers that he possessed the power to de prive the most powerful man of his strength and restore it at will. He invited any one who thought himself strong enough to come on the state. An Arab of middle height, but well built and muscular, came to his side with great assurance. "Are! you strong?'' asked Houdin, measuring him from head to foot. "Oh, yes," he replied carelessly. "Are you sure that you will always remain so?" "Quite sure. "You are mistaken," said Houdin; "for an instant I will rob you . of your strength, and you shall become as a little child." The Arab smiled disdainfully. Houdin told him to lift the box. He stooped and lifted it without any effort, and said coldly: "Is that all?" With an imposing gesture Houdin solemnly pronounced the words, "Behold you are weaker than a woman; now lilt the box." The Hercules grabbed the box quite confidently, bnt, to his as tonishment, it would not budge. He attacked it vigorously over and over again, while his countrymen sat look ing on in silent wonder, but it resist ed. He vainly expended on this box a strength which would have raised an enormous weight, until at length, panting, exhausted, and red with an ger, ho buried his lace in bis burnous and retired from the stage. Houdin does not explain the secret of this trick by which he made bodies heavy or light at will, and without apparent ly touching them, but it was a favor ite of his, and often exhibited to his fashionable Parisian audiences. At the same exhibition in Algeria of which we have written, Houdin in vited onje of the audience to come on the stage. A young Moor, about twenty years of age. tall, well built and richly dressed, advanced. There was a plain table on the stage (the space between the top and the floor being unmistakably open) which Hou din asked him to mount. When he did so, Houdin covered him with an enormous cloth, and instantly remov ing it, the Moor was gone. This trick produced a panic in the audience Screaming, "It is the Evil One!" they clambered over the benches in wild terror, and rushed out the door into the street, where, in the public Btreet, rubbing his eyes in stupefaction and wondering how ho got there, they lound the young Moor. While in the interior Houdin gave an open air exhibition to the wild sons of the desert. He pretended that he was invulnerable, and offered to let a Marabout shoot at him. There was a treat crowd, and a vindictive looking fellow came out from it and claimed to have, the honor of killing the hated Frenchman. The pistols were handed to Houdin, who called attention to the fact that the vents were clear. The Marabout put in a fair charge of powder and drove the wad home. Among the bullets pro duced Houdin chose one. which he openly put in the pistol, and it was also rammed down. By the same pro cess the second pistol was loaded Jbverybody watched with the most profound solemnity. Houdin posted himself fifteen paces from the Mara bout, without evincing the slightest emotion. The Marabout immediately seized one ot the pistols and, on 11 ou din's giving the signal, took deliber ate aim at him. The pistol went off, and the ball appeared between the magician's teeth More angry than ever, the Marabout tried to seize the other pistol. lou could not inure me," said Houdin; "but you shall see that my aim is more dangerous than yours. Look at .he wall. He pull ed the trigger, and on the newly white washed wall appeared a large patch of blood, and raising it to his mouth con vinced himse f of the reality. When he acquired this certainty his arms fell and his head bowed on his chest, as if he were annihilated. It was evi dent that for the moment he doubted everything, even the Prophet. This seemingly incomprehensible feat Hou din performed by means of prepared balls. With a bullet-mould and bit of wax mixed with lampblack he had manufactured a very fair imitation bullet. Another bullet ot the same material he had filled with blood. Of course, it was by sleight of hand that he changed the bullets forced upon him by the Marabout and substituted his own. An old trick enabled him to get the real bullet between his teeth while the waxen one was shat tered to pieces. So with the second ball, it was shattered- upon striking the wall, but a spot ot blood was pro duced. If Houdin had not explained this part it would be quite as wonder ful to most people as the phenomena ot bpiritualism, and could have been passed off as good, evidence of spirit agency. Wood Sawing by a White Hot Wire, The Abbe Moigno, in a recent num ber ot his periodical, entitled Les Mondes. describes an invention which he says has recently been patented by 31 r. George Robinson, ot JNew xork, tor sawing wood by an entirely new and what seems sufficiently odd pro cess. Since it originated here it ought to be no novelty to our readers; but since it is such to us, we give it the penefit of this notice. Ihe pro cess consists in substituting instead of the saw a platinum wire, heated white hot by means ot an electric current The wire receives the same reciprocat ing motion which is commonly given to the saw, and thus burns its way through the wood, it is practicable, according to the inventor, not only to eat logs into planks or heavier forms of lumber by this means, but also to give curvature to the cut, and to produce tantastic lorms ot every description, since the saw, being with out breadth, adapts itself to such pur poses better even than tne Dana or ribbon saw. Insomuch as the wire burns its way instead of cutting, it leaves the surface of the wood charred; but this is an effect entirely super ficial, and occasions no injury to the material. It would seem as if, how ever, there were an important question of economy to be settled, and we shall wait before pronouncing an opin ion on this application of science until we hear trom it turtber. A Sew Weapon. ihe rsew urleans Picayune gives the annexed description ot the neatest instrument for a street fight that has yet been produced: It is a weapon with a sinister and cynical appearance that would make even the bravest man tremble. It consists first of an ordinary pair of brass knuckles, rath er sharp, in order to produce a telling effect. To one end is attached a gim let knife, to the other, a revolver, whose trigger forms one of the divis ions of the brass knuckles. Thus armed a marl might defy an army. If he were to get hold of one individual man, the effect is appalling; every blow he strikes with the knuckles would not only break the assaulted Eerson's skull, but lodge a half dozen ullets in his heart while the gimlet attachment is cutting away at his throat. A man who had been treated to that weapon would be killed at least a dozen times before he knew what was the matter; not only killed, but so battered, bruised and cut to pieces, that a sardine-box would prove a roomy coffin for his remains. The result of the election in Wis consin is very suggestive and omin ous. It appears that one year of the "Opposition" abundantly satisfies a community. At the last election the conglomerate party carried the State by about 12,000 majority. It has now gone the other way by 6,000. A change of 18,Q00 in a year isnt bad, and in this the jubilant Democracy can see what will overtake them in a ! year hence. SHE WOLVES IK KOKOMO. Ezelted Comments of a Religion Ed. . ltor on a Ministerial Scandal. Kokomo Tribune. In one respect, women are verv much like wolves. When a pack of wolves are in pursuit of a human be ing, a deer, or any other game, they show great knowledge in the chase. ihey spread out so as to havo advan tage of any short turn the game may make.- But let one of the pack set wounded, blood be drawn from the weakest or the strongest of the pack by a secret huntsman, then every wolt stops the chase, the whole pack as sembles and tears the wounded mem ber of the family to pieces. And 60 with women. Let one of them get a scratch, no matter how in flicted, whether by the villainous tongue ot scandal or otherwise, all the women leave off their work wheth er it le washing dishes, putting frills on a dress, darning a stocking, mak - mg a bustle, going to church, to an Orphan's Home meeting, or on the way ' to pray out a saloon-keeper whatever the labor is, it is dropped auu an rusn logeiner to tear to pieces the woman on whom blood has been drawn. The disposition to do this seems to be innate and we would be lieve God planted the nature for a good purpose if we were not positively sure that the most guilty ot the pack always give the first whoop and pull out the first arm, or leg, or eye. It is this infernal custom, this outrageous, horrible practice, that leads us to the side of the weak. Mr. Beamer has a powerful church at his back ; Mrs. Beamer is a woman ; all the women, with here and there an honorable ex ception, are against her. The church is against "her. So help us God, in the Tribune Mrs. Beamer shill have justice. We will do no injustice to Mr. Beamer. What we want fo know is the truth. Until that is known, we do not propose to join the pack of wolves, women - or men, and help de vour one poor woman. When it shall be shown to us that Mrs. .Beamer is alone to blame, then we will place the blame ubon her ; put, until this is known, we shall not unite with the majority to put down a lady who has always peen acknowledged to be a lady ot large common sense, of rare business qualifications, of strict dis-. cretion, of spotless character. The Tribune often gets on the side of the minority. Since the majority cried, "Crucify him ! crucify him !" only the weak believe in the adage, V ox populi, vox Dei ! The voice of the people is only the voice of God when the peo ple are right. Stampede at a Circus. The circus season at Quincy wound up with a stampede. Cole's circus ex hibited there Wednesday night tor the benefit of Woodland Home. The Whig says that just after the perform ance opened, and while the second act in the ring was in progress, the can containing the oil which furnishes the lamps around the center pole. which was leaking, caught fire. The lamps were instantly lowered, and an attempt was made to smother the flames with a carpet, but without sue cess. Ihe carpet caught hre and burned. The roneB which held ud the top of the canvas caught fire, and it appeared to the astonished spectators that the center-pole was in a blaze The flames, fanned by the high wind. reached from the ground nearly to the canvas, and it seemed that the entire pavilion would be consumed. When the fire was first seen consternation seized a large portion ot the audience and a grand rush was made for the outside. Men, women and children didn't wait to get out at the entrance but slid down from their seats and crawled under the curtain. Some of the crowd were so badly frightened that they didn't stop until they got home. The majority, however, re mained a tafe distance from the tent to see the thing out. The attaches of the circus succeeded in extingushing the fire after the ropes were consumed and before the curtain caught. Keo kuk (Iowa) Uate Uity. In the case of Spratt vs. the United States, the Supreme Court to day af firmed the judgement ot the Court of Claims, holding that the claimant, a Confederate citizen, gained no title to certain cotton by a purchase from an agent of the Confederate States, be cause these States were without cor porate power to take, hold, or convey a valid title to any property whatever, and that the claimant was chargeable with notice of treasonable intent of sale by the Confederate Government, to-wit: to raise money tor the pur chase of munitions of war. Justice Miller delivered the opinion. Justice Field dissented, taking the view that a pardon of the claimant reinstated him in all his civil rights, aud gave him assurance that he should stand in the courts of his country in as good condition as any of his fellow-citizens who had never Binned against the au thority of the government. Charles P. Thorn; The Boston Herald thus describes Charles P. Thompson, who defeated General Butler in the late election : "He is a man of fine personal ap pearance. He is rather above the medium height, has a large, full head, a keen eye, and wears a light sandy moustache and side-whishers. He is about forty-seven years of age, though looking younger than that. He is a man of great personal popularity, hav ing many friends and few, if any, ene mies. Among the brethern of the Es sex bar he goes by the familiar name of 'Charlie. He resides and practices law at Glocuester. where he went in 1857. Mr. Thompson stands at the head of his profession in Essex coun ty, and is in every way an able man ; a man who will honor the old Essex district." Some idea of the betting upon the elections in New York may be gained from the statement of the New York Sun that one pool-seller alone sold box pools aggregating $300,000, be sides 6,417 French pool tickets. The French pools on Tilden and Dix amounted to $105,000; on Hays and Jones to $95,000; on Wickham, Wales and Ottendorfer to $10,000; on mem bers of Congress from the city dis tricts to $30,000; on majorities for Hayes to $25,000, and a like amount on majorities tor Jones. Kelley is said to have cleared $30,000 on his bets. - , , A Man's Tarnlnc Point. From 25 to 35 is the true time - for the enjoyment of a man's best , powers, when physical vigor is at; its Highest During the last half of this decade a man should be as-x sidaonx to cons tract a system of , philosophy by which to role his life, I and to contract a chain of habits intellectually; so that they should not sit too tierhtlv urxm him. and " yet cautiously so that he should ! neither be their slave nor too easily Sast them aside. Tne exact pro portion of physical and intellectual "r strength should be gauged, and the constitutional weakness, or in other I words, the disease toward which a tendency exists, should be ascer- ; tamed. Preserve, if possible, the ' absolute necessity for exercise, and have your place of business two or three utiles . away, over which let nothing tempt you to an omnibus - or carnage save rain. The day on which a medical man gives up rid ing to see his country patients in town, and takes to a close broug ham, fixes the date when sedentary , diseases are set up while if, to utalize his leisure, he reads as he drives, his eyesight becomes se riously, affected.. From 35 to 45 a' roan should arrange with his food, and avoid hypochondria. He can not, it is true, change his diathesis; . but he can manage it : 'The habit ual character of food, no less than - its quantity and quality, begins to tell whether it charges the system with fat, muscle, sinew, fiber, or watery particles. From 45 to 55 the recuperative powers should be encouraged and developed. ' There is nothing like work to keep an old horse sound. Sporting dogs should be thin, but obesity will set in. Anxiety ought to be staved off, hope encouraged, sordid cases avoided. If a grief exists it should not be brooded over, but talked out with a friend, gauged, estimated at its worst, and dismissed to absorb it self. If a man at this time is much occupied out doors, and lives whole somely and temperately, he is pret- . ty sure to be clear of sedentary dis ease. Rheumatism, coughs and in flamatory diseases, arising from ex posure to wet or cold, a man of 45 will have to contend with, but his -blood will be in a good condition' for the struggle. Moderate expo sure to hardships of this kind never harmed a man yet. , Tne Pope and the Preci The Pope has just been expelled from the Order of ' Freemasons by a decree of the Grand Lodge of the Orient of Palermo. This decree, , which is published ' in the official paper of the order of Freemasons at Cologne, is dated March 27, and runs as follows: "A man named Mastai Ferretti, who received the baptism of Freemasonry and sol emnly pledged his love and fellow ship, and who afterward was crowned pope and king under the title of Pio Nono, has now cursed his former breathren, and . excom municated all members of the order of Freemasons. Therefore, said Mastai Ferretti is herewith, by decree of the Grand Lodge of the Orient, Palermo, expelled from the order for perjury. The charges against the Pope were first pre ferred in his lodge at Palermo in 1865, and notification and copy; thereof sent to Borne, with a re quest to attend the lodge for the purpose of his vindication. To ' this the Pope made no reply, and for divers reasons the charges were not pressed until the Pope urged the clergy of Brazil to aggressive measures against the , Freemasons of that country. Then the charges were pressed, and the second and third notifications sent, and after a formal trial a decree of expulsion was entered and caused to be pub. liShed. The decree bears the sig nature of Victor Emmanuel, King of Italy, Grand Master of the Orient of Italy. Russia and Germany. The Pans Patrie publishes the following, which it has reason to believe is reliable. "Russia is con vinced that soon, though not imme diately in two or three years about she will have a terrible struggle with Germany. I point to this time not arbitrarily, but because it is certain that the for mer country cannot sooner have completed her armament, and more particularly her railways. This prospect is generally taken for granted by the people, and the Court of St Petersburg is so fully prepared for a conflict that it be lieves it knows the 'casus belli a demand by Prince Bismark, sup ported, according to the German manner, by the opinions of jurists consults, as complacent as expert, for the restoration of the German Baltic provinces. Herrven Moltke is prepared for the contingency; he has taken his precautions in conse quence. A mass of spies spread over Livonia and Courland, a care fully studied plan of campaign to its smallest details, the Russian language taught to the officers, the railway wagons adapted to the Russian lines," etc., etc. The National Grange has the sum of $71,000 invested in United States bonds, whicii is held as a reserve fund in case of great distress among the members of the order. There was drawn from this fund in the spring about $3,000 for Louisiana's overflowed districts,-and equally as large a sum was donated to the farm ers of the west, whose crops were de stroyed by the grasshoppers. Ym.