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Tuesday, April 15 — Senate. — When the senate met a note was read by the secretary from Vice I’res. Wheeler, say ing he whonld be unable to attend the session, and advising the election of a pres, pro tern. Sett. A. G. Thurman was then elected to that position by a vote of 28 to IS. A few bills were in troduced. including one to authorize an increase of the army in cases of emer gency. Adjourned. Tuesday, April 15— House. —The bill providing for the purchase of a refrig erating siiip for the disinfection of car goes, passed. The legislative lull was then taken up, the pending amendment being that ottered by Mr. Bragg to abolish the southern claim commission. A long debate followed. Mr. Voting’s substitute to Mr. Bragg’s amendment— to abolish the commission, and turn over all claims to the court of claims— was also discussed. Mr. Bragg made u strong argument in support of his amendment, and Mr. Garfield answered him with his usual loree claiming that there were just claims from the south; the southern claims commission was the proper tribunal to pass upon them. Bragg’s amendment was lost by a vote of 65 yeas to lid nays. Voting’s sub stitute was also lost by yeas, 53; nays, 107. Mr. Springer then o tie red an amendment providing for abolishing me southern claims commission and providing that all just claims shall be tiled with the court of claims, which body shall report them to congress for action. Without disposing of the amendment the house adjourned. Wednesday, April 10- Senate. —Con- sideration of tin army bill was resumed. 51 r. Beck had the floor and uiscussed the subject at length in a running con troversy with Air. Hoar. Mr. Beck said the democrats wore not proposing to either coerce the president, nor were they setting up revolutionary measures, and endeavoring to pass acts which would deprive the president f oin using the army for con stitutional purposes. All they pro posed to do, as would he seen by the 6th section of the bill, was to say to the president, he should not recall troops from the frontier, or where they were placed to prevent invasion from abroad to be used merely for political purposes, and that while the courts were open and all the judiciary macinery working in harmony with them, he should not use troops except on call of the gover nor or legislature of a state in an emer gency, contemplated by the con stitution. nor should he use troops against the public will. He quoted numerous precedents to show that it was u-nial to attach legislation on general appropriation bills. Among them it was shown that the law relating to supervisors and deputy marshals was .■in amendment on an appropriation hill by a republican congress and that Un celebrated Drake amendment which annulled the decision of the supreme court was made a part of an appropri ation bill. In conclusion he said the his tory of the republican rule showed it to he the duty of democrats to curtail tin military power of the country. Mr. Hoar replied briefly, when Mr. Dawes look the floor. Me argued that the south had been given a fair trial, and it had shown a continued rebellion against the general government. A large class of voters in the south were held in ab ject terror, and refused the right of cuflrage by the lawless, predominant race there. Some protection is needed, and the democrats now desire to re move that protection. Mr. Dawes yielded the floor to Mr. Butler, who staled that his colleague, Wade Hamp ton, was ready to he sworn in. Mr. Hamilton then took the oath. After executive session, adjourned. Wednesday, April 16. — House. —The legislative bill was further discussed. The amendments dissolving the south ern claims com mission, and transferring its duties to the court of claims, was defeated by the united votes of northern democrats and republicans. The object of th*amendment was to place southern war claims on a par with loyal war claims for compensation. Adjourned. Thursday, April 17— Senate.— The army bill was again taken up and Mr. Morgan spoke briefly in favor of a re peal of the law authorizing th 6 ns<- of troops on election dav. He was follow ed by .Mr. V borhees who made a two hours speech. He declared the pro tection of the ballot box had been wrested from the people and given over to corrupt federal oflieers who would use their authority to cheat the people of their rights. He alluded to the civil rights bill of 1860, under which he said tlie president could use the army any where under the pretense of en forcing its provisions; there being placed under the power of the president a range of subjects a< extensive as the rights of man. I'mier a free constitu tion the vast scopeof this law places ab solute power in the hands of one man. There was not a phase of human afl'airs in any state or territory that could not he interfered with by the army. He then read other laws to show what base uses military forces might be applied in controlling elections. After executive session, adjourned. Thursday, April 17 — House.. — Some time was spent in discussing the bill to substitute legal tender notes for subsi diary silver coins, but no action was reached. It was agreed that all bate on the legislative bill should close on the 20th. Kelley and Carlisle spoke at some length in favor of the political legislation proposed by democrats. Ad journed. Friday, April IH S>nate. —After a long debate on the array bill partici pated in by several senators, the senate hekl an executive session and adjoum unlil Monday. Friday. April 18 — Houte— The legis lative bill was discussed at length, but no action was reached. Saturday. April 19th —House.—A discussion occurred upon the question whether bills could be introduced in the form of petitions, and the subject was finally referred to the committee on rules. The subsidiary silver commis sioners’ biil then came up as the un finished business of the morning hour. Several amendments were oflered. Mills offered an entirely new substitute, providing for a dollar of 412 j grains, and that all subsidiary coins should be u -xact proportion in weight. Mr. Springer's amendment increasing the legal tender quality of subsidiary silver coin to twenty dollars, was agreed to —yeas 126. nays 103. The morn ing hour having expired, various amendments, making the trade dollar legal tender, for issuing fractional money, etc., were oflered, and then the bill, with pending amendments, includ ing Mills’ substitute, went over without action. The legislative bill was then taken up, and after being shortly dis cussed the house adjourned until Mon da v. Monday, April 21 — Se’iatt, —Consider- ation was resumed of the army appro priation bill. Mr. Bayard defended the iucorpoiation of general legislation on the appropriation hills, there being nothing unusual in it Mr. Maxoy followed Mr. Bayard. After executive session the senate adjourned. Monday, April 21 — Hoiue. —A bill for the distribution of the un expended balance of the Geneva award, was introduced, bv Mr. Frye, and three financial bills by Mr. March. Several bills relative to the Pacific railway were referred. Among the bills introduced were two by Mr. Wood, one establish ing a permanent sinking fund, and the other providing for the appointment of a joint committee to revise the revenue laws. All states and territories being called, and bills to the number of 1,385 having bet n introduced, the house took a re cess until evening, the session to he de voted to debate on the legislative bill. There were but five members present when the house reassembled. The house immediately went into commit tee of the whole. Blackburn in the chair, on the legislative appropriation bill. Speeches wore made by Browne, New, Frost and Deuster. The committee rose and the house adjourned. Failures for First (Quarter of 1>79. The mercantile agency of li. C. Dun A Cos., has made up the list of failures for the first quarter of 1879, as com pared with the same quarter of 1878 and 1877. W? give it below and it will be found full of interest to the business and industrial classes. It .is the first healthy showing sent out since 1873 The western states may well rejoice at the comparison. The number of fail ures have fallen off about half, and the amount of liabilities almost two-thirds as compared with 1878 and the com parison with 1877 is nearly as encourag ing. The following are the figures: FAILURES FOB FIRS I QUARiER OF I*7o, 1878 AND 1577. Quarter Ending M irchfll, 187:* Quarter Fading March Cl. 1878. Quarter Ending March 31,1877. status and territories. „ ... , Nnmb'-r nf Amount of Number f Amount of Number of Amount of Fsßures. Liabilities. Failures Liabilities. Failures. Liabilities. Eastern 343 1 $6.<40.842 539 $ 11.016.974 418 16,798.403 j.Midd’e States 831 14 314,647 950 32,271.6 6 9’.8 23.308.354 jS“tliern States 4:5 8 717908 - 4<3 11,699,029 :i<l 6,606,391 ftVesicrn States 618 3,380,221 1,218 25,014.( 81 969 15,545.398 Pacific States & Territories 207 4.859,047 165 2,074,130 1-0 2,219,519 I Total 2.524 $43,112,665 3 353 s<2 078.-23 2,869 $54,-5:58,070 Dominion of Canada 631 $11,618,697 5.55 $9,100,929 572 $7,570,511 Illack-Mailinir Women in Washington. Letter to Chicago Inter Ocean. The only way to avoid complication* with these women is to keep them at a distance, and congressmen of experi ence make it a rule never to see a wo man applicant for oflice except in the presence of others. .Senator Chandler says that he would not receive the Virgin Mary except in the presence of a witness, and de clines to see all lady callers at his home. He tells them ail to call upon him at the senate, and has interviews with them in the presence of the crowds that haunt the reception-room of the senate. Senator Jones, of Nevada, is a favor ite object of attack by designing wo men, hut he has escaped them hy being prudent and avoiding any appearance of evil. He will not see a woman ex cept in public. There are scores of cases like the Olivar-Cameron id lair in Washington every year, and innocent men have paid roundly to avoid notoriety. Cam eron is the first man who has let a blaek-mailing case of this kind go into cour', and has set an example that other public men will be glad to follow. Kx-P./stmaster-Goneral Jewell once came very near getting into the clutches of a woman of the Oliver stamp; not i that lie sinned, but there was a "job pul up on him, - ’ and his prudence j.re- I vented its being carried out. llexbv M. Stanley is now on his way to Zai.rbar, and J. G. Fangtiom will, in a couple of days, be on his way to the wilds of Mexico. A OEOEGIA woman has carried a brass pin in her mouth for twenty years. THE WHEAT NORTHWEST. WISCX'SMX. Mr. J. I. t'vsK, of Racine, has added several more tine blooded horses to his stables, having pm chased them in Ken tucky. Tuk president ot the Milwaukee A Dubuque railway company says that the mad will he built to the town of Franklin this summer. Tuk l.a Crosse ('‘iromV.V says the Northern line schedule ot salaries for the season of 1872. gives captains $hV, tirs! clerk $!H\ second clerk ST>O, pilots SBO. tirst mate s7.'. second mate sh'. and roustabouts S2O per month. - Os the kith inst . there was a lively lire in Beloit. The tUmcs broke out in the Commercial house barn. It was destroyed with three horses, an onini ! bus. a top carriage, harnesses, etc. A j brick building owned by Chet Hodge was also destroyed, and a large tene ment house belonging to A. B. Car ('en ter The loss is about SB,OOO, and the insurance only SI,OOO. A I’oki aoi special says: Wednesday John Joins No. 4.. an old farmer about t‘>o year.' old, living in the town of Cal edonia, hail one of his legs crashed in a terrible manner while attempting to sink a large boulder in one of his fields, to clear the land for plowing. The ac | cident happened about I o’clock 111 the afternoon, and when the ola man did not come to supper some of the family went in search of him, and when found j he was trying to extricate himself with | a crowbar. 'The limb was amputated and the old gentleman is doing well. Hinvi: the body of the ‘‘unknown" was washed ashore upon the west side of Lake Winnebago, a Brothertown tar mer, residing on the N.lcs farm, sud denly remembers the strange disappear ance of a stranger from that locality last fall. This man says that in the fail a gentleman drove to the farm and re mained over night. He left a horse anil buggy in tin- barn mid in the morning went out for a walk, hut since that time has not returned, nor has anybody else come forward and claimed the horse and buggy. It appears that the far mer lias since kept the rig, and that the whole circumstances had escaped his recollection until he was reminded ol the affair by the report of the finding of a man's body in the waters of the lake. Chief of I’ohce Kretlow has been in formed of the ease, and has turned the same over to the sheriff for investiga tion.— Fondihi /.Hi' Commonurolth. Tuk fact came to light yesterday that ; ex-Hheritl Hanger has been successful in his negotiations for the purchase of Hunnyside, the farm of Gen. John Mc- Donald, .nutated near Kipon, in Green Lake county. Rumor hail it that the price paid was $45.(H)0, hut it was im possible to verify these figures as all of the interested parties were out of town. Gen. McDonald and Mrs. La Molhe ; yielded a quiet possession. The estate 1 embraces nearly GOO acres, and is well -locked. There is within its limits a real vmmtry mansion, lilted up and furnished 111 extravagant style, all of which comes under the present pur chase. In short the property has all the modern conveniences which met ropolitan taste could suggest and a fat purse buy. Real estate men say Mr. Hanger has made a wonderful liar gain. The ex-sheriff and his family will | doubtless permanently reside on the I picturesque spot.- Milwnukir Srnlinrl, ■ April IS. ILLINOIS. Ni sua elected the license ticket by ! 25 majority. Foil the sixth year Batavia last w eek i elected a no-license ticket. A Clil<'.too special of April ISlh says: Thomas Cahil, a sailor employed on ’ the large schooner J. W. Doane, 111 lil ting her out, fell from the cross-tree of tho foremast to the rail below, a dis tance of sixty-five or seventy feet, and was instantly killed. An Elgin special) of April 17lh says. The city council last night voted to place the saloon licenses for the ensu ing year at SSOO. Saloon men are mad, while the temperance element rejoices. The vote in the council was a tie. and Mayor Lord voted for SSOO. A Champaign special of April LSth says: E. Wright, of the New York Ju venile asylum, landed a considerable number of hoys here to-day, with a view of securing homes for them. The hoys j range in age from oto 14 years. The 1 only girl in the company was aged 8. i They were nearly all sent mil on trial of two weeks, and if both parties are satisfied at the end of that time tiie children will he indentured. They all went to farmers, A Mkndota telegram of April 18th says: One hundred men and team* com -1111 need work yesterday on a double i track from here to Arlington. The work is to he finished in sixty days, and its completion will give an additional line to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, from Leland to i’nncelon. This will prove a great acquisition to the road, and will prevent a delay toj freight at this point of from two to three! hours, and in many instances much 1 longer. Lii'knsks to organize were issm and April 18th by the secretary of state to the fol-; lowing proposed corporations: The) Hercules Gold and Hilver Mining Com pany, of Colorado, with headquarters 1 at Chicago; capital, $2,000,000; corpo rators, Julius Cohen, William I*. Ken nedy, Henry Uiske, William J’enn Nix on, J. Ward Ellis, Seth Wood and F. ! Hankel, The Rockford Hteam Power; and Heating Company, of Rockford;) capital $25,000; object, to produce and furnish for general use steam for pow-1 er, heating and domestic purposes, eon- 1 ducted by pipes and fixtures. Corpo-j rators, C. M, Brazee, Thomas Butter-i worth, James Ferguson, Frank T. Her-j trand, and Hamuel P. Crawford, all of Rockford. MINNESOTA. Tin; city council of Ht. Cioud is at a dead lock in regard to the appointment of city officers. W. E. Ht’U has erected a handsome hotel at Prior Lake, this season, which will he opened on the 15th of May. Hon H, B. Williams has been em ployed by officers of the Southern Min nesota railroad company to examine and appraise the lands of that company and also insecure the right of way for ihe company on th west end of ‘their road. I'vi i Bros. have been awarded the con tract for com pletiug tne I'resbvte lian church, at Hastings. for the sum of &U4O. Ukv. ,1. W . j; iv, who has recently ns turned from a visit to the Holy hand, is lecturing on Palestine in the down r'vcr towns. '1 UK Hastings V: kVi is informed that V \. H miner is going to put in forty acres of anther cane on Hen. l.cHncs farm, in the town of Nminger. A toKAMfi; Fvtt.s telegram of Vpnl 17th says Hranite Falls people are \- cited over gold washings in the Minne sota river here. Fifteen colors to th pan, valued at titty cents, is the highest yield reported. Claims are being stak ed out. There will be a meeting of the leading citizens to-night to organize a stock com pan v. CliVKiKs Fkimkai was arrested at Brainerd for obtaining goods under (also pretences, but before bis exami nation another complaint had been cm terred against Crimean, charging him with having committed rape a short time since upon two girls named Slradcan, living n the town of Maywood. The minor complaint was dropped and Crimean was committed to the Stevens county jail on the charge of rape. Says a Faribault telegram of April 17. the sugar-refinery committee lure have received a formal proposition from Hr. Wilhelm, which they are go ing iii act upon. The necessary capital stock to begin with will be about sltViHH', Subscription papers wilt be started to-morrow, and it is confidently believed by the committee that the amount necessary will soon be sub scribed and Faribault insured a first class sugar-refinery. Many of our leading citi/.ons have signified their wil lingness to take' stock. tow \. Gki at interest is manifested m the high school oratorical contest, which will he held at Waterloo May 17*. A niM'Vivu of April ISth says the ex ecutive committee of the Gland Lodge of Good Tem piers, now in session at Elduia. reported that Rev, Pearl P, In galls, the greenback candidate for gov ernor, will he supported by the Good 'Templars and Prohibitionists, A Kkoki k special of \pii! 17• 1 1 says Aid. Timhennan, win* died suddenly on Tuesday, was hiirieil today with the highest honors ever paid to any men by this community. Stores and offices were closed during the cervices, slid business was entirely suspended. 'The laboring men of the city to the number of several hundred marched at the head of the procession. Hays a Des Moines special of April is Prominent citizens of Ottumwa have gone to Milwaukee to get the ulti matum of Manager Merrill as to extend ing the Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul frmi Cedar Rapids to Ottumwa and Kansas City. It Is rumored tile Chica go, Burlington A Quincy have porch a* cd the right of way for live miles this way from liidiauola, and will begin ex tending their Chariton branch to this city, instead of connecting with the Chi cago, Rock Island A Pacilic at India uula. Havs an lowa dispatch of Anril 1 Dili the preliminary examination of Ken nedy, Redlield, and Lyman, merchants of Oxford and Davton, who were licens ed of burning their store and attempt ing to defraud their Chicago creditors, was concluded yesterday after a two weeks’ trial, and the parties held to sl, 5tH( bond for the action of the grand jury. Over 100 wilnes.es were exam ined in the case, and it has already cost the county about sl,llOO and the end not reached, as, if the grand jury find a true hill, the whole trial must he re pented in the district court. \ 1 onng Hero. Tin; treasury department, Coiled Htates life-saving service, has recently directed 11 medal to he presented to Mr, 'Timothy C. Murphy, of Norwich, Conn., as a recognition of lus exploits in sav ing persons from drowning. Mr. Mur phy is yet a young man, being but 21 years of age, and has saved by Ids dur ing no less than twelve lives, lln is the youngest of three brothers, who gained distinction as oarsimn in several races on the Thames river (Conn.,) and at Hilver Lake, where lie made a tine rec ord. In many of the cases in which life was saved by him, lie acted with an ut ter recklessness of risk and peril as to himself. A correspondent thus de scribes one of his feats; "()n one occa sion. when the steamer (il>j of Lawrence was returning from an excursion with some 1,500 persons on hoard, a passen ger was crowded off the gang-plank at the landing. The night was very dark, hut Murphy plunged into the water in search of the unfortunate person. In the darkness he was confused, and it was nearly an hour before he was res cued by a rope, with the man he had saved. The latter was unable to swim, and his rescue was, therefore, attended with great difficulty." All who have witnessed his exploits speak in the highest terms of his bravery and cool ness, and there seems to he no room for doubt that the honor conferred hy the government has been worthily be stowed. - (•aid Hunting. Washington Irving’s tales of the gold hunters have about them a certain mys tic attraction that has drawn to them many readers. The day of gold hunt ing, evidently, has not gone by, for here is the brig Gypsy, which is expected to sail to-morrow in search of gold lost of) Caraccas years ago in a Hpanish ship of war. The projectors of the voyage fully calculate upon recow ring $2,000,- 000. The ruins ot a building where there was erected a machine to dredge the Hudson river for Captain Kidd’s treasure, may be seen not twenty miles j from this city. The building is fallen j into decay, and the capital that was in-1 vested in it has long since been placed i to profit and loss. It is to lx,- hoped that the proprietors of the (Sypvy will not find fortune so fickle as the name of the vessel that goes in search of it — N. K- Krprr**. BBS PORTER'S MLRBEIL Tln> Storv hioli Miss EHei. ('itiumens, the Actress, Tel v. i'otn>i|iandnc Cincinnati Commercial. Your correspondent mot Miss Ellen Oummens, the actress, at Memphis. As she assured him that no oorroot ac count of tho lute tragedy, hi Marshall, Tex., h.-wt appeared in print to her knowledge, hiu! hs. moreover, she is well known in Cincinnati, where, hi \\ ood's theatre. in her tirsf season ns " lending lady," slio won her maiden ■ histrionic laurels in 1875 t>. the readers of the thi'iei. tvinl may take interest in her description of the murder of •• poor Men Porter We had given a matinee at Shreve port. I .a., at I- o'clock, \\ ednesvlay, March It*. 1 "ill never forget that dale. The o'clock train was held for as, and we reached Marshall about 7 o'clock. All the company hut Mr. Barrymore. Mr. Porter and myself took such supper as they could get at the depot hotel. We three concluded to wait until after the theatre for ours, as we had lunched on the train. After the performance of " Ihplomacv" to the only good house we had had in Texas, the entire company went to the Texas and Pacific depot hotel to wait for the train at half-past - o’clock for Littl** Hock, Ark. Those ot the company who had supped before w ent to the parlors. Alter deposition our sachets we, Mr. Porter, Mr. Uariymoie and myself, went into the cation saloon. The lunch counter was lunh, and wo | had to sit upon hinh stools to eat. Mr. Porter was upon my left, Mr. Hirry : more upon my nnht. It was just, mid night, Mr. Barrymore ordered heer forme and for himself. Mr Porter declined, say inn he would take cot Tee. Mr. Barrymore looked in his pocket for money, and found that he had hut twenty cents m channe. \\ ith this ho paid for the heer, and said "I’ll have to no to find KeOpath (the treasurer) and net some i money to lake yon out of pawn. PH leave von here. Order your suppers, and I'll he hack in a few minutes, lie went out laughing. We were uegotiat mn as to w hat wo should eat, when a man, whom 1 now know was Gurre, caino in, drew the stool on which Mr, Barrymore had luen sitlinn a little apart from me, and sat down to the counter. I glanced at him, and he re turned my look impudently, lie was a powerfully built, rough-looking man, not handsome, lie wore a ronnh, scem innly simlT colored smi; a while shirt, 1 think,and the inevitable slouch hat. I was alarmed at his manner, or, rather, fell out of place. I whispered to Mr. Porter, "Hadn't we hotter go in there?” pointing, as I thought, to a more re tired dining room. Mr. Porter replied; "Thai is the bar room. Von are all right here." Then we turned onr atten tion again to the supper question, Onr re n( first ordered some eggs, in a loud tone, saying to the attendant that he was going to eat his supper and ilien go to bed. So far as 1 could judge he was not drunk, nor even under the iullu euee of liquor. Mr. Porter ordered cof fee and Ourre did the same. Porter or deredsome eggs andwe continued to chat over our suppper. 1 had not looked again at Ourre directly, hut he seemed to me to he ordering everything that we did. I may he mistaken in this. He paid for his supper, and when the piopnetor handed him live cents change he said: "Keep that; do von want to insult me? ’ and then add ed, as I understood him; “Ho yon waul to sell me a dog?” I thought this was anew way of ordering a drink, and laughed at it to Mr Porter, after Ourre liiid gone in the direction of the bar room through a lattice door. Mr. Bar rymore about this moment returned, took his seat and said, pointing In the remains of ('line's supper; "What is this?" I said, " Home man had some supper and is gone.” Ourre just then passed hack through tho loom mid went out the other way. I culled Barrymore up and was telling him about the ex pression, "si King a dog," when Ourre again eamo in and said to Mr. Porter, who was leaning his face on his hands: "Wlinl did you do that to me for?” Porter turned and said:"Hid you speak to iui?” Ourrio replied: "Yes; and I want to know what you did that for,” making a peculiar motion of the hand and arm past his head and ear. Porter replied "I wasn’t thinking of yon, sir; we were talking among ourselves.” Ourre replied, calling Porter a G and and and liar, at • dd dst rand a(i and and ds nof ah li, Mr. Porter said: "Be careful; don't talk that wav; there is a lady present,” "A lady?” < inrre replied with a sneer; "well, I don't know." Mr. Barrymore then turned to the proprietor and said: "Is this the sort of a place you keep? Oan notipiiel people come here and snp without be ing insulted?” Harvey said; "Oh, he's all light; don't mind him. Jim, go home and go to bed." 1 said to both the gentlemen with me; "Be ipiiel; please don't answer him.” I’orler said ; “Go away. Wo don’t know von. We want t i he quiet; we want to eat onr supper.” Curie said: "i'll meet vou by and by; I want to eat my supper now.” Then Ourre said to Barrymore: "Per buns you want to take up his quarrel?” 1 him noticed that all tins time he had his hand on Ids pistol, Barry more re plied: "1 can’t fight with yon; I have neither pistol nor knife." Ourre said: "Neither have I," swaggering nn to Barrymore. Barrymore replied. "Will you swear to limit” and Ourre respond ed: "Yes.” Barrymore said: “Then I'll meet you,” ami jumped oil'the stool and began to take ids two coats oil' he gether. Almost before tie could get tin i off, Ourre aimed deliberately at Ids heart. We were now all on our feel, and 1 seized Mr. Barrymore's right arm. He threw me off, and the motion saved him, as the pistol muzzle was close to his h<sly, and could not have missed its cool aim. The pistol was a self-cocker, and the bring co rapid that to give Bin order o' evenU in almost imjmcsihle, I only re member, the man wheeled and fire<l it Porter before he had finished hi* crt. •* Don't shoot me; 1 am unarmed” Porter grasped his wound with Mb hands and ran out. The man then fred at Barrymore, who was going Old die hack door, the shot missing, a* it proved, and lodging in the wainwoting. lit' fired again. following Porter out. I was alone, the proprietor having disap peared. I started out to go after Mr. Barrymore ami met him returning. I said: ** IVn’t go in again,” He was very pale, ami hurried behind the counter, evidently hunting a refuge. 1 was still in the haok doorway when Onrre re lumed. He pointed two pistols at mo. I gasped. "•Oh, please. sir, don't." Bar rymore said; " Hon't you see I am un armed ? 1 can't light you,” Curre sod “ Have yon had enough?” Mr. Barrymore again ran out of the back door, and I alter him. He went over a si\ foot fence, and 1 understand it was r'or the second lime. After some ditllcnlty he was persuaded to come hack, and we got him up stairs into a hed-room over the saloon. For nearly two hours afterward, ss we attended unon Barrymore, I could hear Cur re’s voice, evidently at large, in carousal. I did not dare to go to see m>or Porter before he died. rids is the statement of Miss Cunt mens, as she assures us she will make il substantially upon live witness stand. ♦ • The World’s Fair of I ss;l at Mew York. I’hal the hundredth anniversary of the acknowledgment of the Independ ence of the American colonies by the mother country in l7Sd, will he signalised by a grand world's ; toir m this city, may he accepter! its morally certain. rite occasion will be one demanding especial recognition; and in this in dustrial age there is no way by which I the great events of a nation's History ; may be celebrated so appropriately or so profitably as by a national or iiitcr -1 national exhibition of the arts and j sciences. Front idle pageantry and noise ami mock engagements at arms, national celebrations nave risen to the higher walls of civilisation, national re sources, and the thousand inducements which commerce oilers for (he closer I interweaving of nations m the arts of peace and mutual helpfulness. Neither the educational nor the in* dustnal nor the commercial benefits which llow from such exhibitions need I he argued now. That lesson was suf | licicully learned three years ago, and the coming census will show that Phila delphia alone has reaped a snlllcient j harvest front the centennial exhibition i to more than repay the cost of it, had the burden fallen upon that cilv alone. Ami not only Philadelphia, i>ut the whole country, even t the smallest hamlet or larniliouse or wayside work shop, however remote front the great centers of trade or mnnufacttire, is to day enjoying a real and glowing pros perity. m which may ho traced the in fluence of that exhibition, cither in cre sting new industries and finding new markets, or in improving, stimulating, and widening the old. And whatever good was accomplished in 1S7(I will he easily continued and surpassed by the exhibition ol 188!l. The former dem onstrated md merely the profitableness, hut the possibility ol a successful world's fair on this continent; and not only will our own people lake a more lively in leresl in the next one, tail millions o( our American neighbors, who were but feebly represented, or not represented at all, at Philadelphia, will have the strongest possible incentive to come forward in IM.sft. The one took place during a period of profound industrial and commercial depression; the oilier will reap the advantage of the rising tide of what promises to be a period of national prosperity such as the world has never yet seen. The projectors of the Philadelphia Kxhihitlon were met with almost universal doubt and incre dulity; and il was not until the show was open that the majority of our peo ple hecanio convinced of its probable success. The vast majority of our West Indian and Hoittb American neighbors were not reached by or represented in it at all. Mexico was meagerly repre sented; Central America not at all, Willi the exception of the Mulish Islands of Jamaica and Nassau, the West Indies were unrepresented. Bra zil was well represented, and Chili slightly; all the other rising Htides of Mouth America,so rich in raw material, so promising as markets for our inami factored gooeli, look no part at the Cen tennial, In organizing the exhibition of IhHh, no sueli obstacles and deficien cies will bo encountered. Our product ive industries, and lliose of al the rest of the world, now know for a certainty that representation will pay,and that a failure to be represented wii be the re verse of profitable. This will make it possible to secure at oncen wider range and a higher grade of odnhits. And the experience gained at Philadelphia should see tiro also a nnye critical and judicious selection and arrangement oi materials. It may be said I lid it is to repeat wind was. despite Its shortcoming, so admirably done at Philadelphia. True, but not too soon to hold another exhi bition which, without repealing what whs done in lH7t, shall supplement, extend, and crovn the work begun there for security the supremacy of onr country in tie development of the peaceful arts aid sciences. To repre sent simply tin progress of the world between iß7* and iHSd, excluding everything egiinited at Philadtdphia which cannot show an improvement upon what w*s shown there, will suffice to make (becoming exhibition us wide in scope, a> rich in material, ami even more viiliahle and instructive as an ex hibition Man the centennial exhibition was. Atd the success of Amer ican exhibitors, there and since, at Pans, wll compel our foreign rivals to send lb> best they have, Wotnay ho sure that whatever Now York undertakes will not he second rate in magnitude nor deficient in thor oitfoness of execution. Tim assured cbuaclcr of the gentlemen engaged upon the new project gives good reason Mt anticipate a successful exhibition. it certainly will not fail thruugu any Jack of broad views, practical ability, or administrative capacity.— SetetUi/lc Atnrrican, The Smith will case, involving Ike disposal of $50,000 lagn at New Haven on Tuesday. The testator, familiarly known as “ Can'n Jim Smith,” was sketched by Mara Twain in the “ Inno cents Abroad," and always hated the humorist heartily for doing it.