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MINERAL POINT, - - - WIS. FRIDAY, MAY 13,1870, j. i , - POINTERS. The Delaware and Maryland poach growers ore afraid that their crop will tie too large for profit this year, as it was in 1875. Last month 10,000,000 paper bugs were made hy a factory at BalUton bpa, and yet tne supply falls short of the demand. Fourteen years ago there was only one Bessemer steel establishment in the country. Now there are eleven, with an annual production of more than 500,000 tons. A Burnt/) manufacturing firm has received an order from Sheffield, Eng., for twenty-four dozen of the Buffalo ball braces, twelve dozen of the Barker improved hit braces, and two dozen of Amidon’s patent brace wrenches. A Piiii.AUKU'iiiA Journal reports tin usual activity along the wharves of that city. At the sheds and piers of the several tiansporlation companies an unusual number of boxes, crates, bar rels and bales of merchandise of every des ‘Option are being received or shipped, employing in their handling and carriage large numbers of laborers and stevedores. The American Bible society an nounces a change of policy which it would he well for some of the other re ligious publishing organizations of the country to adopt. It will no longer rely on its auxiliaries to sell its publications, hut will allow booksellers, and no others, a discount of 10 per cent, from cata logue prices. In Pittsburgh, Pa., the iron-mann factnrers arc complaining of the high rate of wages. At the present rates the pnddler gels $3.50 per day, the bar-mill roller from $6 to $3, the catcher from $5 tos6, the heater #4, the sheet-roller from $4 to $5, sheet-heaters from $4 to $4,50, and the shearsmen from $3 to $3.50. Tim treasury departipenl is in receipt of information that the Norwegian gov ernment has issued a regulation pro hibiting the importation into that coun try from the United Stales of live cattle, sheep and goats, Thisaclion was taken on account of the reports of pleuro pneumonia and other diseases existing among American cattle. To**'*** ik Wgdy cultivated iu Uus ■jA. and (ho Mood w*<>d on lli plmitit (thus in (jiim I In- United Ht-iitciH mid from Turkey. AcoordiiiK to tlm ollloleal re port for the your 1H77, thorn were ruined in twelve uonlhorn provinces ulionl !J,000,000 poods (or II 1(1,(Kit1,00(1 pounds) in Caucasus 7f),00(1 noodu (or 1,0.50,tM10 pounds); or, altogether, illicit)l It,102,(100 pood*'. At Dio rain of two rouliloH per pood, Dio rovonuo from tobanno in over 90,000,000 a year. All the Russian to liacoo iu consumed I<y Russians. Two fanloriim lor tlm |irr|iaration of opium for smoking arn Haul to rxinl in Han Francisco, and another somewhere in New Jersey. Uovi inmenl olllcials HUHpne.t that tho customs luwh are evaded hy tho proprietors, us the crude opium (mod in of very low grade and ia ‘bought not to contain the 0 percent, of morphine required hy law. Toe duty on thin in $ 1 a pound, and on opium prepared for smoking, fit a pound, Lonihin m Hprerd over about aeven thouaand square milea. There ia one dealli there every ai\ minulca, and one birth every four. The growth of the population ia at the rate of aevenly live thouaand a year, or two hundred and live each day. The total length of atreetain London ia about aeven thon aand milea; there are built every year about nine thouaand new houaca, by which the length of the alreela ia iu ereaaeil by twenty-eight milea. In the jails there ia an average of aeveuly-live thouaand priaonera. The foreign-born residents of London number about one hundred thouaand; but !M percent, of Uie whole population were born out of the city, tioMK days ago a letter bearing a for eign postmark, made its appearance at the Washington postotliee, tho address of which no one was aide to translate. Homebody siigg>sted that it was in the Russian language. So it was taken to the Russian legation, where an attache immediately interpreted the address, saying that it was intended for the health otlicer, to whom it was taken. It had the appearance of being a very important document, as it was gotten up in tho most elaborate utylo. Tho health otlicer got one ol the secretaries to the Russian legation to translate it for him and it was dis covered that the writer had invented an unfailing remedy foi rheumatism, which he wished to sell to the United Hlates government. The letter was UJ and away for reference. v CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. The Most Important News of the Week Carefully Gleaned. WASHING-TON. The house committee on agriculture, on Monday the 12th, reported in favor of investigating the department of ag riculture, and especially the conduct of l*o Due, commissioner. On the Bih insf. the senate confirmed J. W, Andrews, Jr., of New Ymk city, United Htales attorney for Montana; Charles 11, Layman, of Illinois, United (Slates attorney for Wyoming. The house committee on foreign fairs on the iUh inst., appointed a sub committee consisting of Messrs. Wilson, King and Robeson to consider the prac ticability of entering into additional treaty relations with Mexico. A mu, introduced in the house of representatives on Monday the 12th, hy Buckner, fixing the compensa tion of the president of (lie United (Stales, provides that after the expira tion of the present term, the salary of tlio president shall not exceed $25,000 per miniiiii. A Hl'Ki iAI. of May Blh says the presi dent regards with great solicitude the situation of a (lairs in the Indian Terri tory. High army officers, however, agreeing with (Jen. Sheridan, anticipate no difficulty in executing the orders of the war department. The military force for service has heen increased. A Washington dispatch of the 12th says Indian Commissioner Httyl has been indicted in New Jersey for alleged fraiulnh tit transactions as president ol a trust company and savings bank, but he will not he suspended from office pending Ids trial, as Supervising Archi tect 11 ill was. Tin: hanking and currency commit tee of the house has appointed a sub committee consisting of Buckner, Price, and Ewing, to consider all measures for the withdrawal of national hank notes. Judge Buckner said, in an interview of Ihe loth ins)., I hut he hardly thinks any thing will he done on this question at this session, hut the committee will oc cupy the lime perfecting a bill to be re ported at Ilio next meeting of congress. An associated press Washington tel egram of May bill says the house special committee on counting and reg iilaling the vote lor president and vice president have informally discussed the various hills la-fore them hearing upon the subject and will probably agree upon one oflliem early next week. A member of the commit lee states that an effort to pass a hill of the nature in question will certainly he made before the adjournment of the extra session. A special from Washington of the •Jlh inst., says the army officers who were promoted recently are very much exercised over the fact that the senate Judiciary committee yesterday agreed that the president had no right to make these promotions under the law of the last congress until the Burnside report is finally disposed of. Edmunds, Car penter, and Garland, the sub-commit lee to whom the question was referred, are understood to have heen unani mous in reaching a conclusion adverse to the president’s action. The commit tee report that until some remedial leg islaliou is passed these promotions can not *-e eonlirmo'l- WahihnuTun advices ot the 12th say the bureau of engraving ami printing lias never heen so busy as at present. The prisses are running night and day, including Holidays, and three sets of hands are constantly employed in eight-hour reliefs. The entire force is engaged on the ten dollar refunding certificates, and within a few days the supply will he i ipial to the demand. The popularity of I lie certificates is unprecedented, and ex ceeds all expectations. Fifty thousand sheets containing certificates to the value ol $2,0(10,000 are now being turn ed out daily. A Wa-ihnuion special of the 01 h slates that there has been a marked tail ing otf in the demand foi 4 per cent, re funding certificates. Two causes are assigned tor this change: One, (lie fact that tin- commissioner of internal rev enue has decided that the certificates must he included in the taxable returns of hanks, as they are not bonds hut are only a medium through which bonds eim he obtained. Second, as they can not he converted under Sherman’s new order before July, the hanks do not care to run Hie rish of a fall in T per cents, which is quite generally pirdfitt ed hy many hankers as likely to occur after July 1. The popular demand, however, for the 4 per cent, certificates is increasing, and it is very evident that large (paint Hies of them are going into the hands of small investors. CHIMB. An Ai. ham, New York, diapatch of May 11th aaya while Leonard Chamberlain, deputy abcrill' of the county, waa serving process t* dis possess John Frederick, at Fiat Herne county, he waa allot down atul fatally wounded; he waa acting in the interest of Col. Waller S, Clutrch, who haa charge of the landa. In the criminal court ol Chicago, Sat urday, the Hlth, Mark Cray, waa, after a hearing of the full testimony, declared inaane. Medical experts testi fied that his attack on Kdwm Booth waa simply an outbreak of lunacy which will eventually develope in epilin tie insanity, lie will be sent to the Mi ght asylum, A WiiKia.iNu, \V. Va„ diai-aloh ol May I‘Jill aaya: At 11 o'clock to-night Seaay Uiiaa a notorious gambler robbed an inmate of a house ol ill-fame ot a gold watch valued at 9200, Otlicer Malloney attempted to arrest Boss when the laltei lied; Malloney tired three shots, one taking cllcct intlicting a dangerous wound. An Indianapolis dispatch dated May ’Jilt says, Ceo, I’. Harding, editor of the Hirtthi, who attempted to -issaasinate Col, Light, of the ft.v.ca, is still in the comity jail. Ilia bail was fixed at f LIKKt. Several physicians have visiu and trim during the past two days, and have agreed that he is sutl'ering from mental derangement. It is thought that tie will lie in • ,the hospital for in*' * itt de#u 18 •**♦* . . . *i iKM t| ere on w ol Uie Nil W HI says the trial of Isaiah Belfield, of the notorious Loomis gang, of Madison county, for the murder of Mrs. Phnobe Crandall, at Brookfield, fourteen years ago, is progressing at Norrisville. The husband, who had a deadly struggle with the murderers, Ittlty identifies Belfield, and gives a graphic picture of the crime. The trial will continue through ivxt week. A Loithvim.e, Ky., dispatch of the 10th inst. says John Manley was shot and it is supposed fatally wounded late this afternoon, hy H. H. Littell, superintendent ol the city railway. Manley was discharged from his position as driver for injuring a mule some days ago. He has followed Littell ever since and to-day endeavor led to upset Littell’s buggy when (he lat ter drew it pistol and tired on him. The second shot took elfecl in the left breast near the nipple and is thought to he fatal. i Ai oust A, Georgia, advices of May 10th, stale that two colored men, Torn Jones alias Hatterwhile and Henry MeLeed, alias Gurtclio, were hung to-day at Apling, Columbia county. Jones killed a colored woman in 1876. Jealousy imnetted him to the crime, MeLeed waylaid and killed his son last November, because he believed him guilty of stealing from him. Three or four thousand people were in attendance. Hattenvhite staled he was innocent of the crime; that he did not intend to shoot the woman whom he lived with as a wife but her paramour, and that his life was sworn away by the colored witness, Peter Luke, who had a grudge against him. Me- Leed acknowledged his crime and spoke from the gallows in a rambling manner, Hotb were very much alluded, hut met death calmly, expressing themselves willing to die. A Mii.w ai'kke dispatch of May Kill says District Attorney McKinney has gone to Oak Greek to conduct the pros ecution of the first case under the act liir the piminlimeiil of tramps, passed last winter, that has thus far arisen in Milwaukee county. Tin parties prose cuted are two Milwaukee hoys, who proceeded to the town of Oak Greek a week ago to-day lor a lark. While walking along the road they overtook an Indian with his squaw and papoose and representing themselves to he otli ci rs took them in charge until a thicket was reached, when one held a revolver close to the buck’s head, threatening to kill him if he stirred, while the other led the squaw into the brush and ravished her. Later they took a jug of whisky away from u granger, maltreated a yearling coll, and “held up” two men for their money. In every instance submission was com pelled hy a display of the revolver carried hy them. The names of the lads are George Dully and Patrick Toohey. Dully belongs to a highly re speetable family residing on Grand Avenue. He has been an “incorrig ible” for years. CABLEGRAMS. A Due'II AKKSY dispatch of the Hlh says the Russian evacuation of Eastern Koii melia is likely to he completed by the Hrd ot July. According to advices from Constan tinople of the lOtli hist,, the sultan intends to send a reply to the czar re ciprocating the bitters wish for the mosvfiipndly relations between the two govt rnn.ents, A Sr. PurKHstirmi correspondent, un der dale of May 10th, stales that tint revolutionary newspntier, /strut awl rrlj/, is still being circulated clandes tinely. The last number issued, on the morning of Dnhravin's execution, con tained an article against the czar. A Constant) Not’i.K dispatch of Iho Sth suys the czar, in a letter brought by Gen. O. Brntschoir, declares his lirm re solve to execute the provisions ol the treaty, hut thinks that the Turks should refrain from garrisoning the Balkans for a year, though they might garrison Bourgns. ASi mi, A dispatch of May.Sth says the Ameer of Afghanistan arrived at Gun danuink to day. Ho was met at the frontier by Maj. Cavaqnari and a tie aeluiient of the [Dili Hussars. British troops lined the route to the camp—tlj miles, Gen Brown and stall’received the Ameer at the end of the line, and a salute of 111 guns was llred. The Ameer has announced in his otllcial to the Viceroy of India, an expressed desire for the establishment of friendly rela tions between India and Afghanistan. I'iuvatk accounts from Russia, of the Hih inst., represent the situation all over that country as being beyond ties eriplton, and that the tendency of the so-called repulsive measure is toward revolution rather than peace. As the present annoyance anil outrage ous oppression of all classes of the pop ulation are rapidly spreading, there is a feeling that anything is preferable to the existing slateof allairs. It is stated that the government is really playing a game on the nihilists, instead of crush ing out the spirit ol discontent in the empire. A I .on i min telegram of the Sth says Parole has retrieved his loss ot the race of the Chester trades 011)1 ot ycatcrdaj, liy winning that for the great Chester handicap tnkos, which look place to day, it being the lust of tho Cheshire meetings. Lord Dupplin's fuur-year oM chestnut gelding which won the Chester trades cup col second place, and Lord Leigh’s four-year-old hay colt, Sir Joseph, got. the third place. There were four starters. Parole ear ned Id I pounds, Keefer US pounds, and Sir Joseph US pounds, Tho dis lance ot the course is nearly one mile and a quarter and the race was for three-year-olds and upwards. FIRES. A t IKK in Lowell, Ohio, May Sth caused a loss of |U),tHH), uninsured. I’m; Arcadia Springs Hotel, at Ar cadia, Wis., burned May 1-th. 1-oss S‘2T*UOO; insurance SIO,IKH>. I'tiK repair shops of the Troy A Hos lon radtoad at Troy, burned May Sth. I .os- (I*o 000. insured. Incendiaty. Ftxt.KK, W.vkkkn A C>.V stove works at Troy, N. V , jiartially burned Mav 12th. Loss estituated at soo,Uooto $70,- 0U0: covered by insurance Thk largest tire which has occurred iin Portland, Me., in 14 yearn, took place tlie Blh. The loss in serious, but it is distributed among many persons. The insurance in considerable. The Franklin House and neighborhood was ; Ue scene of the fire. A building occupied by a packing lox ompany, and also by a horse shoe I ompany, on Bank street, New York, j Dimed on the Bih. Loss >50,000. The woolen mill of Dawson A Evans, ' at Uniontown. Fa., was totally destroyed jly lire May Bth with all its contents, ! uachinery and stock. The w ind I Mowing at the lime carried the ; sparks to other buildings in the town inl set them on fire, but, fortunately, tiey were saved. The loss will tie about $78,000, on which there is SIO,OOO in surance. A HUE at East Saginaw, Mich., Nay 18th, destroyed a large steam slit block and two dry houses |cf Hears A Holland, together with 14 t 00U barrels of .“alt; also a frame loarding noiine and i, small grocery and dwelling adjoining. Soars A Ho’l- Und’s loss $25,000; insured fur $14,000. boss on other buildings, $4,000; insur ;.nee, $2,.500, The residence of H. Mil ler, badly damaged, was insured for $2,000. A Scranton, i’a. dispatch of the 12lh inst. stales that extensive forest fires are causing great destruction to timber around the city and village ofTohuyhi ani, twenty miles from Scranton. That city is entirely surrounded by fires. This i - . m. the citizens turned out and (ought the flames, finally getting them under control. Unless rain comes s ion the destruction of property will he im mense. A CIUCAuo dispatch of Saturday night, tlie 10th inst. says shortly alter 5 o’clock this afternoon a fire broke out at the corner of Union and 22d streets, in Palmer A Fuller’s lumber yard and dry house, which burned fiercely until 8 o’clock, and al though then under control it will prob ably Pnru the greater part of the night. The dry house was completely destroy ed with six million feet of shingles and four million feet of lumber. The propri etors give their loss at $152,000, but as their estimate is based on the selling price of the material, it is probable that a more accurate estimate would be one hundred thousand. Total insurance is about $48,000. CASUALTIES. Mrs. J as. McElroy of Elkhart, ind., was fatally injured on the 10th by a runaway team. Hon. 0. J. D. Ri pert, ex-mayor of Pekin, HI., was killed by a runaway learn on the 10th inst. Geo. Mantti, of Lincoln, 111., ncci de.italy shot, and killed himself while hunting on the 10th. Wm. Watkins, another victim of the Stanton, Pa,, mine explosion died on the 10th. Thus far seven have died. A dispatch from New York city of the 10th says this morning a tramp demanded the money in pos session of Frank 0 irter, station master of Bogota, on the Now Jersey Midland railroad. Being refused, he fatally shot Carter. Whs. Ann McA hams, of Hamlet, 111., was badly burned on the 10th by litsr (•lollies taking lire from a stove. Hho jumped into a lull of water and extin guished the Haines. Her hahy, which she held in her arms, came near being burned up. She threw it in tin* cradle, and a neighbor found its clothes and the cradle in llames. It was not injur ed. Mrs. McAdams is recovering. At Columbus, Indiana, May Kith, as Italdwin and Victor, two tight rope artists, were giving an exhi bition, the rope which was stretched from the court house to the hotel op posite, broke loose from the hotel pre cipitating both men to the ground, a distance of fifty feet. Victor was seri ously injured, arm and leg broken and bead badly bruised. Baldwin's injuries are not dangerous. Victor lives in Indianapolis. A I h la ip tc special of the 10th says that while George Eirnst, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Nye county,Nev., who is visiting friendt in this city, was out riding with MissS. Wells, his horses liecame [lightened, and dashed madly down Main street. On the cornor of Seventh, Squire Kennedy,of Buncombe, was crossing the street, when the horses knocked him down and injured him so severely that his life is despaired of. After running six squares the tmggy ca reened, throwing the occupants out. Strange to say, no one was injured. A t'mcAoo dispatch of May Sth says at about 11 ltd o'clock last night, as an elevator in liicTreiiiont hon-e was leav ing tue second Ilnur, and descending. Mrs. Henry Lighter, of Peoria,who had just left it by some unaccountable UK ans, slipped and fell, and her head coining between the floor and the de scending arch of tin 1 elevator, was crushed so terribly that the lady tiled in a lew minutes thereafter. The proprie tors of the house were very reticent, and the facts could only he learned early this forenoon; the whole truth will probably come out for the fust time before the coroner's jury. Mr. l ighter was with his wife at tic lime, Inil was unable to tlo anything, so quickly was the accident over. At Angola, N. V.. on the 10th. a lire destroyed the residence ot Hr. H. \V. Smthworth. The burned structure was used as a summer residence, but during the past winter Mr Southwortu had occupied it. Tho tire broke out in the kitchen, and was first discovered by the hired man. The building was filled with smoke when the luted man was awakened. His attempt to save the aged proprietor were futile. He suc ceeded in getting the Hector to a win dow. but had to jump to save himself. Mr South worth perished m the flames, his body being found in the ruins hunt ed almost to a crisp. Deceased was very wed known in litis city, and was a man of great ability. His wife, it is feared, will not survive the shook given her system by tho sad fate of her hus band. A Toronto dispatch of the 10th inst. says ties evening an excursion party of dit colors and friends, who hail been inspecting the new woks on the Credit Valley railway, while seated in a ear on the siding at Carleton Junction waiting for an engine to take them to Toronto, were, owing to a misplaced switch, run into by a Grand Trunk engine. Both engines and car were wrecked. Among the seriously injured are James Gooder haus, merchant and miller of this city, one leg cut off, other badly bruised, recovery doubtful; express messenger, Morrison, spine badly i : ured; P. D. Conger, coal mer chant, .ibs smashed: John McNabb, retired hardware merchant, spine hurt and side badly bruised; Ham’l Beatty, railroad agent, leg broken. Others in the car were more or less injured. Several escaped by jumping through the windows. GENERAL NOTES. A Bn eai.o dispatch of May Slh says the Welland canal is open. At Burlington. lowa, on tire Bth inst.. three men suicided. Bi'ekaeo advices of the Bth inst. state that the ice is all gone from the canal and lake. The trial of llev. Dr. T a Image, of Brooklyn, was closed on the -Oh with a ■ virdicl of acquittal. Hep Leaky, a notorious thud, escaped jail, in New York city, on the Bth inst.; the sheriff offers a reward of $5,000 for his return, dead or alive. A WiNNEi’Eo special of the oth says that the troops ordered to the scene o r the Canadian Pacific strike, reached there at six f. m. All nuiel so far. In the Custom House eases on the Bth, Judge Dyer overruled the motion to quash the indictment, and also the motion for bill of particulars, a jury is now being empanelled to try the ca-cs. A Milwaukee dispatch of the Bth says Chief of Police Kenedy left lor Richmond tnis afternoon to bring back Cohen, the forger. He took with him the SSOO reward offered for Cohen’s ap prehension by Mr. Segnilz, The Irus'ees of Racine, college, Wis., met at Racine on May Bth and proceed ed to elect a Warden to succeed Ur. Do Koveu, deceased. The choice of the trustees is Dr. Stephen Parker of Elizabeth, N. J. The race to decide the superiority of the champion scullers of Yale and Har vard, look place May 9th at Lake Quin | sagamund. Distance two miles and a turn. Goddard, Harvard’s champion, won easily, healing Livingston, of Yale, by six lengths, in fourteen minutes and thirty seconds. Gen. Sheridan is in receipt of dis patches under date of May ]()lh from army officers which indicate that migra tion into Indian territory is by no means formidable, but confined chiefly to small and poor families of a roving disposition. A St. Pai'i, dispatch ofMav 12th says the strike on the Canada Pacific was ended i>v the men having been paid oil and quit. No riotous demonstration af ter tins troops arrived, live ring leaders were arrested and fined. At the busine-s session of the Inter state Oratorical association at lowa Oily, lowa, ontließih inst., the following officers were elected: President, C. E. Morse, of Oherlin, O.; vice president, Miss Ida M. Miller,of Springfield, Mo.; secretary and treasurer, J. M. Dodson, of Madison, Wis. The next session will be held at Oherlin, ()., in May, 1880. The contest was a gratifying success, netting the. association about S2OO. A dispatch from Rome, dated Mav Slh, to the New York Freeman's Journal, announces that the pope has named Very Rev. Lawrence S McMahon,V. G., ol Providence, to be bishop of Hart ford, and Rev. John Vcrtin, of Negau nee, Mich., to be bishop of Marquette. The coal miners of Brazil and vicin ity, m Indiana, are cnasiiike, A dis patch ul the lOih says one hundred men went to Newbury this morning and got P. Erlich’s men out. Eiir icii has about 00 men and is the lan.est bituminous operator in this district. The strikers have not gut /Cellar's men at Harmony out yet. Zellar loads 30 to 85 ears per day when running full. Don’t think they will gel them out. Only two or three mines in the district are working and those only part. A nisPAivii of the 12th says the twen ty-first annual meeting of the North American Sanger Bund will he held at Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, Juno 11 to l‘> inclusive. Extensive preparations are being made to render it one ot the most successful gatherings held in the United State*. Tim chorus which has been rehearsing for the past year, in this | and other cities, will number nearly j 2 000 voices, each society having been subjected to rigid examination before lu ing admitted. Too instrumental mu sic will ho turnished hy the great organ and an orchestra of over a hundred pieces, alt under the leadership of Prof. Carl Barns. The executive committee of the Mil waukee driving park, in conference met Col. King, of Minneapolis,on the Mb and arranged a circuit that will embrace Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Min neapolis. Chicago purses will aggregate SIStHH), and those other cities $lO,OOO each. The meeting will commence at Milwaukee in August and will follow in this order: Minneapolis,Chieago.Kansas City, St. Louis. Minneapolis has sub scribed a conligent fund of $lO,OOO to insure the success of the meeting. A New York special of Mav O h says there arrived at the port of New York, during the month ot April, 1870, 14.304 pessengers, 11,001 of whom were immi grants. During the corresponding pe riod of 1878. the total number of pas sengers arrived st the port was 10,307, of whom 8 520 wore immigrants. Of the arrivals at the port during the month of April, 1870, there were from England, 2 040; Scotland, 435; Wales. 70; Ireland, 17*0; Germany. 3 374; Austria, 254; Sweden, 675; Norway, -80; Denmark, 451; France, si-1; Switzerland, A Is.'; Spam, 71: 1ta1v,617; Netherlands, 1-0; Be'gium, 36; Russia, 80; Poland. 44; all other countries, 43. A San Fkancisco Special of the oth says the official returns of the vote in t he city yesterday, give a majority against the new constitution ot 1.215. Returns from the interior indicate that tiie in strument is adopud by a majority of from six to ten thousand. Tne farmers seem to have voted almost solidly for it. The result has caused much bitter ness of feeling in business circles where it is looked on to a considerable extent as an attack upon city interests bv the interior. There is evident, however, a determination to make the best of what is believed to be an unfortunate issue of an important question. The press of the city counsel a quiet acquiescence in the inevitable, and a sustained en deavor to ward off any ill effects ex pected to follow so radical a change in the organic law bv a careful choice ol 1 officers and a prudent and conservative construction of its provisions. How a Toad l iidressos. A gentleman sends to an agricultural paper an amusing description of “How a Toad Takes OH His Coat and Pants.' He says he has seen one do it, and a friend inis seen another do the same ' thing in the same way: “About tbe middle of July I found a : toad on a hill of melons, ami not want i ing him to leave I hoed around him. ' He appeared sluggish and not inclined Ito move. Presently I observed him | pressing his elbows against his sides and rubbing downward. He appeared so | singular that i watched to see what he was up to. Aftar a few smart rubs his skin b< gan to burst open straight along his back. Now, said 1, old fellow, yon have done it; but ho appeared to be un concerned, and kept on rubbing until he had worked all his skin into folds on his sides and hips; then grasping one hind leg with both his hands, he hauled oil one leg of his pants the same as anybody would, then stripped the other hind leg in the same way. He then took his cast oil’ cuticle forward between his forelegs into hip mouth ad swal lowed it; then, by raising and lowering his head, swallowing as his head came down, he stripped off the skin under neath until it came to nis forelegs, ami then, grasping one of these with the op posite hand, by considerable pulling, stripped off the skin: changing hands, he stripped the other, and, by a slight motion of the head, and alt the while swallowing, he drew it from the neck and swallowed the whole. The occupa tion seemed an agreeable one and occu pied but a short time.” Till- Kleuiled Itaihvtir Monopolies. New York Commercial Advertiser. A il< aihle-track elevated iron railway eight miles in length, can lie built, fur nished with twenty tirst-class stations, nml equipped with the very best roll ing stock, ready and capable to trans port 300,000 passengers daily, for a great deal less than $4,000,000! Seven per t cut. per annum, or $280,000, would be a large interest on this sum and a full compensation to the capitalists who are intrusted with such a public highway, Avery large estimate lor the running and all other legitimate expenses of this eight miles of railway at its highest ca pacity for traffic is $500,000 per annum. The necessary (tost is much less. Here wo have an outlay of $780,000 per an num, to which we will admit (only for illustration, however,) that the capita list, the third party, is entitled. How is it to he met? The president of the New York Elevated Railroad states to an interviewer that it is now carrying daily 100,000 passengers. These, at the average fare of 7 cents, would pay $7,- 000 per day, or $2,555,000 per annum. Deduct $780,000, which we itave allow ed as compensation to those railroad public highway trustee capitalists, and there still remains $1,775,000 per an num,to ii hit h the. injured propel ly-owners are fair lif entitled. Another Atlantic Cable tumpain Advertisements appear in the I’aris papers soliciting subscriptions to Iho stock of the “French Paris A New York telegraph Company,” which promises to lay two lines across the Atlantic, one from Brest to the French Island of St. Pierre, on the coast of Newfoundland, and thence to Cape Cod, and the oilier from Land’s End, Eticland, to the Scilly Islands, thence to St. Pierre, and thence to Torbay, Nova Scotia. The capital of the company is to be 4'- 000,000 francs. Among the directors announced are Gen, /. O. Deas and E. J. Beßrugierc, of New York. The prospectus slates that the well-known English house of Siemens Brothers have undertaken the work of manufacturing and laying the cable and of building a steamer special ly adapted for keeping the lines in re pair. The receipts of the company when its lines arc in operation art* esti mated at 40 per cent of those of the Anglo-American company, or 7,157,000 francs per annum. The Lowell (Muss.) Courier of the 3d instant says; “The machine shop.- and foundries which a year ago were run ning on short tune and without a frac tion of the force employed in ordinarily good limes, are now, most of them at least, hustling hives of industry. The demand for their products is a perfectly healthy one, and collections lor goods shipped arc made with much less ilifli eulty than in the speculative era. An other interesting fact in connection with the iron manufacture is that there is very large falling otf in the number of men seeking employment. A year ago there were a great many go al machin ists who were unable to find work. Most of them have apparently secured situa tions, and as a result employers find it a matter of some difficulty to secure I tie extra help which the revival de mands. This is one of the most encour aging symptoms of the returning pros perity, and everyone who was aware of the low state into which the business had fallen will regard it with satisfac tion." -► ♦ Mlserablenfss. * The most wonderful and marvelous success, in cases where persons am side orpining away from a condition of mis eraOlcness, Hist no one krinn- what ails them, (prof talre patients for doctors.) is obtained hy the ue ol Hop Bitters. Thev begin to cure from the Cist dose and keep it up until n reck health and sireng'his restored, \Vhe>cver is afflict ed in this way need not suffer, wh a n liny cn get Hop Bitters. S•* “Truths"and "Proverbs” in another column. When a man bows assent to w hat you arc saying, he stoops to concur.