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MINERAL POINT, - - - WI3. FRIDAY, APRIL 2.1,1870. POINTERS. Georgia convicts are now worked under a twenty-year lease (Six women voltd ai the recent ichoo election at Pendleton, Oregon. Cincinnati stove manufacturers say they have all the orders they can fill. Tin: total amount of lumber cut hint season in net down at 4,334,21(5,220 feet. Fivk UollarH a day hits been made at drift-mining for gold at Fort Hoskatch ewan, Rrilish Norlhweßtern territory. A guide in Maine, who ought to know, CHlimatcH that the trout caughthy tour ist* in that Htate cost them |3 a pound. Heads have become quite plenty in the lower Connecticut; and Home have been Been an far north an Rocky Mill, ten mileH below Hartford. It ia reported that a New Orleans man, the holder of ticket No. (517, in the Havana lottery, drew one million dol lar* in the radio. 11 ih name is not given. Great political importance in attrib uted by Russian diplomatists to the ap proaching visit to Ht. Petersburg of Mo ral (Fur Eddin, the heir-apparent to the Persian throne. Lout) Ameuiih Ueaihxerk, an English rear-admiral, came to a moat piunlul death the other day. Ho fell into the lire and whh fatally burned before bin position was disoovered. Tim English government will, it in staled, sanction a grant of nix months’ pay to all rank* serving in South Afri ca on the close of operations, to com pensate for the losses sustained in ac tive service. A RECENT report submitted to the house of lords shows that in England the amount of drunkenness varies in almost exact proportion to the varia tions of climate, the vice being most prevalent in the north. The Russian government.has ordered several men-of-war to ho built at Hluliin, a fact of the weightiest significance to English shipbuilders, who have so long enjoved a monopoly, of this profitable husineMs, The hard times in Germany have a strong impulse to emigration. Home families are Buttling in southern Russia, and in all parts of the country large parties are reported Ic he forming for removal to the United Hi ales, A Japanese lady of a southern prov ince has lately made a woman's rights demonstration by protesting against the payment of taxes unlesshewas allowed to vote. Her letter on the subject has been referred by the local authorities to the central government,. In Han Francisco there are 10,027 voters of Irish nativity and 3,(111 voters of German nativity, and the two to gether are about equal to all the native American voters. Gf the latter 4,41(5 are from New York, 2,7)01 from Mass achusetts and 1,220 from Pennsylvania. A Connecticut convict being given the customary check for $5 on his dis charge from slate prison, found it ncccs sary of course to lie identified to re ceive its payment, and thinking the man ho had robbed knew him best, called upon him and accomplished his purpose. Dr. P. Gary Kit, of Angelica, Alle ghany county, New York, owns a small road stallion so peculiarly marked that when he buckles a surcingle around him there is not a hair hack of it that is not snow white, and not a square inch in front of it that is not a beautiful iron gray. The riec-lhdds on the Cape Fear river, near Wilmington, which have lain idle amt grown up with weeds since the war, have hei n reclaimed and planted this season by several energetic parties, who expect to raise at least two hundred thousand bushels ol rice in the next live years. The negro emigration movement from Louisiana and Mississippi begun March 5, when 280 negroes boarded the steamer Relic of Memphis, hound for Ht. lauds. Since that time 2,7t>0 emigrants have left these two states for Kansas. Ul these only 400 paid their own way, the other 2,300 being helped along hy colored citizens of Si. Louis and various charitable associations, Twki.ve paper-making establishments in England have become bankrupt since the beginning of last December. Scarcely any American paper factories nave been reported insolvent within Unit period. Much paper for writing, for books, and for newspapers has of late been exported from lids country to South America, and there is iv growing demand from Germany for coarse American paper. THE WEEK'S WORK. A Record of Important Events. Domestic and Foreign. WASHINGTON. Secretary Sherman announced April 18th that he had no more bonds for sale. The president, on April 1 8th, nomi nated Frederick W. Miner, United States attorney for the northern district of Texas; Wilson M. Stanley (111.), In dian agent for the Los Finos Agency, Cal. The 98lh call fur the redemption of bonds was) issued April 18th, lor SIOO,- 000,000, 10-40’b of 04. Principal mid accrued interest will he paid on and after July 18th, when interest will erase. SAYS a dispatch of April I'.Hh; Chief Moses having agreed, the president has set aside a very large reservation in Washington Territory for Moses and his people, with such Indians as may affiliate and the Secretary of the Inte rior may send. A TEI.KGHAM of April I<s says the senate committee on privileges and elections to-day commenced hear ing arguments in the Hpofl'ord-Kcllogg case on the question whether or not the action of the senate Hitherto has made the controversy res tuljiuikuta. On April 17lh the attorney-general ullirmed the decision of the assistant attorney-general for the post-odice department, that regular publications designed primarily for advertising pur poses cannot ho sent through the mails at the rales charged legitimate news papers. A Washington dispatch of April 17lh says Mr. Rainey, republican ex-con gressman from Hoiiib Carolina, who lias been an applicant for the third auditorship of the treasury, was tend ered the position ol assistant, apppoinl incut clerk of the treasury hy Hecrelary Hherman, and rejected it with great indignation. ON the 21st insl Congressman lov ing, of Ohio, introduced a hill which provides for taxing in comes of over $4,000 2,i per cent.; over SIO,OOO, f> per cent., and over $20,- 000, 10 per cent. Mr. Ewing alsn intro duced a hill to provide for the reissue of paper fractional currency and to make all fractional currency inter changeable with silver dollars or silver certificates at any of the sub-treasuries, and making fractional currency legal lender for twenty dollars in any one payment. Tllic regular subscriptions In tin' I per emit. lon ll mi April 17lli amounted $2,11)0,500, Resides Huh iimouul a syn didate,composed nf niiKitcdii banks and hunk ini' limm,of Now York ami Itoslon, made, a subscription of $150,00(1,- 000 of 4 par cant. bonds and $40,000, 000 of fund ini' ccrtilicatcH, making Ibis llio largest single subscription over made to a government funding loan in ibis or any oilier country. The heaviest subscribers are; First National bank, Fisk A, Haleb, Metropolitan National bank, and .1. A. AW, Heligman. Tim subscription is made tbronyli the First National liank for itself and its associ ates, A Oisi'ATOii from Washington of the 21hI iiiHl. says Mint since Hherinan be came secretary be him Mold $510,000,- 000 of 4 per eenlH, and with the pro eeedn redeemed (be 0 per cents, Hum saving 2 per cent, or one-third, of the mlerwsl previously paid by the country on that amount. When the present transaction is completed he will have sold, in round mimhei'H, $200,000,000 of 1 per cents additional, for refunding 5 per cents, saving 1 per cent, besides the premium on that amount, besides, this, he has sold sso 000,000 Its to re deem Its. All these transactions togeth er make an immense saving in (bo na tional interest account In congratulating Secretary Shot-1 man upon ins financial policy the Lon don Vims.soflhe 21st says: The con version of six per cent, bonds of 'SI is likely to depend more than the present operation, on the maintenance ol the credit of the United Stales abroad. Re viving trade in the United Stales will by then probably render it impossible to obtain money then at -I per cent. Now that conver sion has been carried as far as it can be for two years, Mr. Sherman should direct the attention of congress and the nation to the policy id' reducing the principal of debt, which lias for some time been neglected. Usnpudab ot April 21st, the secre tary ol the treasury issued (he O'.hb call for the redemption of bonds, to day. The call is for $28,5(10,1100 of 10 4H bonds of 1804. Principal and in terest will be paid at the treasury on and after the 2lsl of July next, and in luresl will cease that day. The follow ing is a description of the bonds: Regis lered bonds, SSO, No. lot to No. 1,.">75, both inclusive; SIOO, No. 11,101 to No. 11,7112, both inclusive; SSOO, No. 7.101 to No. 7,402. both inclusive; SI,OOO No. 20.J1t1l to 110, tils, both inclusive; $5,000, No. 10,5101 to No. 10,Soil, both inclusive; SIO,OOO, No. 21,701 to No. 27,570, both inclusive. The bonds out standing and represented by the above numbers consume the residue of those 10-40's issued under the act of March 8, isol, SUICIDES. Mauv Hkss, living on Prospect avenue, Milwaukee, committed su.cide by taking poison April 10th. Her lover, one Andrew Smith, had deserted her for another woman, lienee the sui cide. At Wheeling. W. Va , on the 17th inst., Mrs. Fh/a Fulton, widow of Hen ry Fulton, at one time a prominent ei car manufacturer, suicided by cutting her throat from ear to ear with a razor. Mrs. Fulton was found in the cellar of her residence this morning with her head nearly severed from her body, rim cause, fuuily dissensions. CRIME. H k. r KtAti rVitAKKKR was banged April 17tb at Chambersbnrg, Pa., lor the murder of his wife in February, 1878. Jamks Hcsukuson, a farmer living near Oshkosh, Wig., was arrested on the I 17th for forging pension papers. He I confessed his guilt. An Eagle Pass, Texas, telegram of April 17th says a Mexican named Muenos, last night, cut his wife’s throat, causing her death, and a daughter, at tempting to interfere, was also injured. A neighbor tried to arrest Muenos and was hewn with an axe, dying shortly The murderer escaped to Mexico. An Oakville. Texas, special of April IfHh savs: On Weedy Creek, a Mexican entered the house of a citizen, and in his absence brutally outraged bis hand some young wife, and on leaving fatally shot her in the breast. She lived to re late the facts and give a description of the fiend to iier husband, who, with friend >, pursued, captured and shot the Mexican dead in his tracks. An Omaha special of April 17th says the jury in the Oliver murder case at Hustings returned a verdict at noon of murder in the second degree against Oliver and Fisher, and the judge sen tenced the prisoners to imprisonment for life at bard labor. The attorneys for the defense gave notice of a motion for anew trial. The verdict creates general surprise, as a verdict in the first degree was expected. A l)rm.'qi;E dispatch of April IGlli says: The mangled remains of a man have been found in a hog yard near Spring Grove, .Minn. They are sup posed to be those of a Norwegian far mer who mysteriously disappeared about. New Year’s. It is supposed he was murdered for bis money, and the Ikhly thrown to the hogs. Theio is great excitement in the neighborhood. Hays a Baltimore dispatch of April 17: When Hie train which left Washington with .lames Carroll, the negro accused of outraging Mrs. Thomas, at Licksville, Md., reached Washington Junction to-day, 15 or 20 masked men hoarded it and after a desperate struggle succeeded in overpowering the policemen. The pris oner was dragged from the train, a rope thrown over his head and ho was pulled across a t'udd to the nearest tree and hanged. A Sr. Lucs dispatch of Apri/ 21st stales that quite a sensation was pro duced there over the arrest of Charles Green, a soii-m-Uw of Col. Nat Clair horne, a prominent criminal lawyer of that city. Not long ago Green came to St. Louis with a flourish ot trumpets from New Orleans and made society heave, lit- lot to the altar the heaiiti ful daughter of Col, < '(airborne. The ullair was one of great moment in so ciety. Green turns out to be a fraud of the first water, and is locked up for for gery, i( is believed, although the police are reticent, anti will allow nobody to see Green or talk to him, A vi eer and important murder trial was commenced in Lebannon, I'a,, on the 21st inst. Charles Drews, Charles Stie.hler.Leo/iclimaii, Henry T. Woise, Josiah Hainmel, and Israel Brandi were arranged for the murder of Joseph Uaher, in the backwoods country, about fifteen miles from Lebannon, hud De cember. The alleged murder took place to obtain about SIO,OOO insurance, it is supposed, on tlio old man’s life. Drews ami Siichler are accused of hav ing committed the murder by drowning the victim in a small creek. The remain ing lour held the oolieles, nod are ac cused of having hired the two to do Ihe murder, promising to pay them several hundred dollars for doing the job. All the defendants plead not guilty. The following insurance companies are re presented: Home Mutual,of Lebanon; New Era, of Philadelphia; Mutual, of Reading; Hartford, of Hartford, Conn.; and Keystone, of Allentown. CASUALTIES. A heavy and destructive hail storm prevailed in New Orleans April Kith. A Yin'.Nii mail named Herman Arnst bauer, was killed on Ihe railroad track near Watertown, Wis., April 16th. An explosion in the Wellingtgn coal mine, Victoria, April T.'th, killed II men and injured many others. Trank Melville, a well known bare back circus rider, fell from his horse during a performance in Philadelphia April T.hh, and siillered a serious in jury. A Pkokia, 111., telegram of April 17th says William Morris, an old mid popu lar conductor on the Peoria, Pekin and Jacksonville railroad was run over and killed hi Cliandlerville yesterday after noon by a train of cars. \n accident occurred April PJth on i the Kansas City branch of the Hanni bal and St. Jo road, which resulted in (lie death of one man and (be injury ol others. Font teen cars broke through a bridge and burned after they fell. Says a. Charlestons. (’., dispatch ol Anril IS, the distress in Waterhoro on account of Wednesday's tornado is so j wide spread that the city authorities for warded sltH> worth of provisions, and #lin cash for the relief of snHems. Al.imxm n, Neb., telegram of April | IS says Doctor St. Louis, who was , to hang today at Wahoo for! poisoning his wife, shot himself, but i not fatally, and Governor Vance has respited Him until the Kith of May. A I’m vki.kston, S. C., telegram | of April I7tb says last evening a violent rain storm occurred i here which continued throughout the night. Accounts from the interior show that the storm began with a ter rific tornado which swept through the lowcr part of the state, causing great destruction to life and property. In the village of Walterhoro, more than 100, dwellings and all the churches were swept away. Three-fourths of the in habitant* are homeless. Fifteen per sons were killed and many wounded at Oakley, a station ol the N. K. railroad. All negro houses were levelled, and one negro killed, besides many bnrt. Simi lar casualties are reported from various points m the track of the tornado. Among the killed at Waltcrboro, are 1 Mrs, Dr. S. M. Uivers, her daughter and Mr. Philemon Sanders. CABLEGRAMS. Tin-; American horse Parole won the I handicap at the New Market races it , England, April 17th. Bays a London cablegram of April loth, many striking miners areemigrat ingfrom England to the United States j and the colonics. By an explosion of fire damp in the Agrauhaeo coal pit near Rons, Belgium, April 17th, 240 miners lost their lives. A Berlin cablegram of April 18 says Count SchouvalJtf, deferring to the czar’s wish, has withdrawn his request to retire to private life, and will prob ably remain Russian ambassador at London. A Berlin dispatch under date of April 22d says simultaneously with Soloviolfs attempt on the c/.ar’s life three policemen were shot in K'as -1 san. Among the assassins were an edu ; cated girl aged 17 years and a noble- I man. A dispatch of the 21st from Bombay says according to intelligence received there from Mandalay, the king declared to his counsellors that fear bad hereto fore made him yield to the British de mand till henceforth he wanted neither listen to nor speak of proposals for the accommodation of England. A Pesth dispatch of April 18 says some hundred square miles of holds are again sub merged. The towns of Belgerend, Tan usd, and Gynlavarasorj arc threatened. The water at Szegden has ' risen eight inches. The people are again quitting their houses. Says a 81. Petersburg cable gram of April 18, Solouzieff, who fired at the czar, is the son of a groom in the household of the Grand Duchess Catherine, After leaving the Bt. Petersburg university, he became a teacher. He first fell under the notice of the authorities during the inquiries into socialistic intrigues. He disap peared, and was not heard of until the attempt on the czar's life. An Athens cablegram of April 18 says the Turks are fortifying the coast of Epirus, and Turkish war vessels are cruising in the neighborhood, in consequence of the apprehension of the landing of a hand of Italians at Albans, with the object of securing the Albanian autonomy. A cable dispatch from St. Peters burg of the 22d hist, states that Gen. Goiirko, the newly appointed governor general of St. Petersburg, ordered all gun makers to send lists of their slock to the city commandant, and sell only to those presenting special authoriza tion, under the penally of confiscation of slock and prohibition of trade, Pri vate persons possessing arms can only retain them hv special permission. Porters must he, kepi, at the doors of all houses day and night to prevent the posting of placards and scattering ex plosives in tlie streets. A si’ECiAi, cablegram of April 20th says; England’s foreign trade is in as unsatisfactory a state as her home com merce and manufacture interests. The Anglo-Indian banks are in a most tin satisfactory condition. England’s trade with China, which has been decreasing steadily year by year is now said by merchants to he as good as altogether dropped, owing to the lack of profits on the business and the unsatisfactory stale of England's relations with China. In fact, it scorns probable that Eng land's trade with China will have to be abandoned, for it is admitted that American opposition and enterprise has entirely killed English rivalry in that part of the world. The London Daily Nutts of the 21st sajs: We cannot attempt to forecast the result of the duel between nihilism and militaryism, to whicl*i the Czar’s procla mation seems to be the challenge. It is an attempt to meet disturbers with something like their own weapons, and to put down lawlessness by the suspon sion of law. The mere confession that such an attempt is necessary must seem a very curious step for the government which for some years has aimed at be ing considered a civilized government. For the lime during which this ukase lasts, and for Ihe wide and important district to which it is applied, Russia ceases to he what she has recently been, and relapses into a condition of practi cal barbarism. At once and without even the form of anything that can be called a trial any man’s life or his fortune may be taken from him. In these six great cities and their depend encies all iiiconvonieneies of such slate ef things must be borne by millions in order (hat a small but. determined band of evil doers may be suppressed. Ter tians this evil stale of things would not U> too much to bear it it were likely to relievo the country of a malignant po litical disease from which it appears to be sall’ering but if such a relief were to result from such measures it would he lor the first time in history. The mil itary tribunals of the six governments may punish swiftly and savagely but thej will neither prevent nor cure. FIRES. A niiK m Joliet, April tilth, destroyed the Sloan building valued at $2,500. A kihk in the old Fulton Market New York city, \pril llltli, caused a 10-s ot S2S,UK).- Also on the same day Tucker A 1 Cook's cotton mill at Conway, Mass., burned; loss S4S,(KM. Tm: Milwaukee & St. Paul railway ronii nny’s large freight house at Janes .vile, Wis., was destroyed by lire April I irth. Among the articles lost were | 2iH) barrels of Hour, 30 bales of cotton, 1 a large quantity af cotton batts, and ; general freight. >a\s a dispatch of April 10th: A Ire at Eureka, Ncv., last Highland ties morning, burned half the town, in eliding the heaviest business houses, hslels, newspaper ottlces, telegraph of -1 ll.'es, telegraph olllces, masonic huild tg and a gnuit numher of dwellings, fhree hundred families arc destitute, Slid 2,000 people arc without slultcr. A s'lii 1‘ committee has been organized. The loss js roughlv estimated at $1,000,- ,XK>. Os the night of April 20th a lire broke out m me Si. Louis street car shops. | Before anything could be done to stop the (lames the building was ail enveloped. Eleven cat's were destroyed, some en tirely new. The toss on the care was SIO,OOO, The building, partially new, was totally destroyed, a loss of $12,000; insured in St. Louis companies princi pally fir S2O,OtX). Up stairs the car nouse was occupied by ten families of conductors, who lost everything, some of thorn barely escaping with their lives. Several did so by jumping from the windows. Otic child jumped from the window. Eight were saved by a fire man. GENERAL NOTES. On the 16th hist., the railroads re duced the rate on lumber to $3O per car, between Chicago and the Missouri river. The great storm of April 16th swept over the whole eastern coast of the United States, from the gulf to New En gland. A WEi.t, known cracksman going by the name of Smith, was fatally shot while making off with booty April 17th, by a Chicago policeman. The Portland, Oregon, board of trade on April 17 unanimously adopted a memorial addressed to President Hayes, condemning Chinese immigration. A convention of representative color j ed men was held in New Orleans April i 17 to consider the exodus question. Two hundred and sixty delegates were j present. Prof. Cyrus Thomas, state entomolo gist of Illinois, says a telegram of April 17th, will not accept the position of en tomologist of the United States, as for merly stated. The state constitutional convention of Louisiana met in New Orleans on the 21st inst., arid after an address from Gov. Nicholls, appointed regular com mittees and adjourned. A St. Louis telegram of April 18th says the most active colored men in that city have organized an Immigration Aid Association, fur the pur|)ose of help ing the southern negroes emigrate to the western States, A telegram of April 17th says the night-liying moth, of which the army worm is the larvie, is distributing its eggs in vast numbers in southern Illi nois. The state entomologist warns the farmers (• be on the lookout for this destructive pest. A St. Louis dispatch ot Ihe 21st says the scarlet fever is reported to he rag ing seriously. The first case came from Kirkwood suburb a few days ago. Now it is spreading to an alarming extent, though the city medical department is trying to keep the fact suppressed. A New York dispatch of April 16 says a loan of si',ooo,ooo was secured to-day on six per cent, bonds of the Northern I’acitic railway, for extending the road 200 miles, from Bismarck to the Yellow stone. Charles ton, South Carolina, advices of the 21st inst., stale that the Grand Jury found the following true bills: Geo. E. i’ritchell, W. R. Coxey, and W. A. Lowndes, for falsely certifying the result of election, M. J. Heidi, A. M. Moreland, and W. A. Fishburn fur re fusing to receive votesof persons entitled to vole. A Tort Jarvis. N. V., telegram of April 1 Sell says: Five inches of snow id! here; one foot at Monticello, and six to ten inches along the Jefferson branch of the Erie. At Scranton, snow, hail and wind pros trated two miles of telegraph poles. The Monltree county hank, of Sulli van, HI., was put in the hands of an as signee, April 16th. It is feared deposi tors will receive no more than live cents on the dollar, although the bank bad been held in the i igbesl repute un til the day of assignment. A Dallas, Texas, special of April 171 h says the relief fund contributed in Dallas for the Lisbon sullercrs by the storm is iarge, but insullieient. Over one hundred people are homeless, be sides losing everything in the vv.;v of clothing furniture, etc. Subscriptions to the mayor of Dallas will be dis bursed. A Gloucester, Massachusetts, dis patch of April 18ih says: Two tidal waves were perceptible in (ho harbor to-day. The first, at 12:30, raised the water two and a half feet along the wharves, sweeping vessels at anchor directly against the wind. Hunt ing oil' vessels that were aground, and stirring up mud from the bottom. The second occurred at 1:30 o’clock, and was similar to the first. At a meeting of the Wabash railway directors in New York on the -Ist inst. Messrs. Harrison, Post, Hillings and Bliss resigned and Jay Gould, Ilussel Sago, Jiis. Lawler Welch, ami Jas. F. Jay were elected to (ill vacancies. This, it is said,t>ives Gould control of the road and SI,OOO shares of stock are locked up to secure him in the perpetuity of that control. A ViCKsr.tTio di-patch of April 2-dsays arrangements are being made for the ac commodation of the labor convention of the Mississippi Valley, which meets here on the sth of May. Col. Merrill, I colored, of Carroll parish. La., now at tending the colored convention at New Orleans, has given notice that ho will attend with a large delegation from the river parishes of that state. The object of the convention is to take steps to cheek the emigration of laborers to Kansas. A Mii.wavkke speeial telegram of April ISth says: The fifteenth annual report ol the Chicago, .Milwau kee and St. Paul railway company, for the year ending Dec. 31, shows gross earnings of $8,451,707; an in crease of $836 873 over 1y77.1 y 77. Operating expenses, including taxes, $-4 702,313; increase, $215,880. The entire cost of the company's property, including equipments, bridges, elevators, cattle yards and grounds, is reported at $53,- 772.2 (t, after deducting certain assets, an average of $38,400 per mile for the 1.512 miles of road owned. Ar Nashville, Tcnn., on Sunday the 20th, one hundred and urn colored per sons, male and female, were baptized in the river. The performance com menced at 12 o'clock and ended late in the afternoon. It required the services of several ministers to perform the rites. The wharf was literally thronged, and it seemed that the entire colored popu lation bad turned out to witness the ceremony. A majority of them stood for several hours without once moving from their tracks, so absorbed were they in what was going on. A tklbukam received at military headquarters in Chicago on the 21st says Col. Hatch in command of the department in New Mexico telegraphs that Lieut. Merritt of the Nineth cav alry reports from Ojo Oalciente that Vic toria and his whole force of Warm Soring Apache Indians escaped on the lotb inst. and have gone to the San Mateo country mountains. When Vic toria found he would have to go to Staunton reservation he said he would die first. Lieut. Merritt has ordered a company of cavalry to Ojo Oalciente to co-operate with the cavalry now there and endeavor to capture these Indians before they begin to commit depreda tions. ileal li at lien. John A, l>i\. A New York telegram of the 2d ad ■ inst. announces the deatli of Gen. John A. Dix at 11:30 o'clock in the evening of. April 21st. John Adams Dix was born in Bosca wen, New Hampshire, July 21, 17OS. He entered the army in 1812, but resigned in 1828; studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He actively en tered politics as a democrat in 1842; was elected to the state assembly in 11745; made senator in congress for un expired term of Bilas Wright in 1825; was appointed assistant treasurer of the United States, in this city and in 18of was made postmaster. In Decem ber, 1800, be was appointed President Buchanan’s secretary in place of Howell Cobb. He served under Lin coln’s administration, taring decided grounds in favor of the union ami has always been ranked us one of the strongest men in the republican party. At the outset of the civil war he was appointed major-general of the New York national guards. In May. IS'il, he was commissioned major-gen eral of the United Slates volunteers and subsequently received the same rank in the regular armv and had ehartre ofthe department of Maryland in ISG2, from whence he was transferred to Fortress Monroe. During the riots in New York, he was military commander of this de partment. He was appointed minister to Paris in 18G6. and iu 1872 was elect ed governor of New York. He was again nominated in 1874 and defeated hy Tilden. This ended his political career, ile has contributed to a num ber of journals and published several works. Of late he has lived in retire ment. How to Make a Tailless Kile. i As the kite season is now at as height : hoys will be interested to know that a I man i.in R ichester has succeeded in making a kite which dispenses with that troublesome adjustment, a tail. It is made after a Holland pattern, and the Rochester Express Unis tells how to copy it: “The shape of the kite is what the hoys call diamond. The leross-bar, which in tail kites of the diamond pat tern is straight, should bo made of hick. ory and bowed by connecting the ends with a taut string. It should then bo placed at right angles with the perpen dicular slick ami fastened securely, the bend of the bow being backward from the intersection of the sticks. Run a string around over the end of each -tick and cover the frame tmn light tissue paper. For a four-loot kite the perpendicular stick should extend three feet below the point of intersection with the bow and one foot above it. Tne bow should be one and one-half feet long on each side of the point of inter section, and at the same distance down the perpendicular stick as tne arms of the how extend on each side of the perpendicular stick. The baud is at tached at. only two points, the point id intersection and at a point below, in the four-foot kite mentioned, one and one half feet below Hie point of intersec tion. Tip these two strings together and attach the captive coni, balancing it so that the captive cord shall be ex actly opposite the point of intersection, or at right angles with the pi rpendicu lar slick frame. The face of the kite is then convex, and the Pack, of course, concave. If at first you don’t succeed, try again. It is fun for all sorts of hoys. This form of kite is very eccentric, and as game as a wily fish.” \ (iypsies in Russia. Even to tliis day the advent o' gypsies is regarded as an iil omen by the Rus sian peasants. When it is announced in any village that a band of gypsies are about to make their appearance, there is a hnrlyburly among the villagers. The men hasten to bring their horses in from the fields where they are grazing; the women put their poultry under cover, and everything that can be stolen is concealed. The gypsye women, who are professional fortune-tellers, arc treated with eon-iderati m on account of the prevailing fear of their power, though they are closely watched. Be sides their other evil practices, the gyp syo men arc charged with setting fire to the houses of their i nemies, and the gypsyc women are accused of practicing witchcraft. A MeMilimiee. • bioiigo Tribune. The engagement of Miss Eliie .Stan ton, a daughter of the late secretary Stanton, to Kustnm Effeudi, secretary of the Russian legation, was announced lust week, hut the next day it was re ported “off.” Further inquiries de veloped the amazing fact that the young man had refused to go mu with the af fair unless he could lie promised abso lute control of Miss Stanton's property after marriage, and her guardians would not consent to this. Knslum Eli’endi is, by all odds, the worst Turk ever known in this country. He ought to be sent home. -♦ • ♦ Workingmen. Before you begin your heavy spring work after a winter of relaxation, your system needs cleansing and strengtben b g to prevent an attack of Ague, Bil -1 ousnets or Spring Fever, or some oth< r -pnng sickness that will unlit you for a season’s work. Yen will save time, much sickness and great expense if you will use one bottle of Hop Bitters in your family this monta. Don’t wail. Seeiolhex column. Chiu proposes to pay the cost of her war with Bolivia by an issued $10,000,- 000 in paper money. A crisis is pend ing in consequence among she min:-- ters.