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I i .is i 5 I I: Ml $m gtarrojs w grew, I. B. JULIAN, Editor. ri.-RLISIIED EVERY SATURDAY, C U1UIEXT TOPICS CoKKKitroNiiKNCK hiu taken place between Ropresentutivo Glover, Chair- man of tliu Conmiittooon hxpomlitures in tlio Treasury Department, and Fresi dent Hayes, touching tho proposed in vesication of alleged abuses in said Do partmont. Tho l'residont assures-Mr, Glover that ho shall be clad to co-oper- ato heartily with tho committee in the proposed investigation, and assurance is given to all nubordinate ofllcers that the fact of thuir testifying heforo the committee shall not bo used to their prejudice In pursuanco of a resolution adopted by the St. Paul River Improvement Convention, a memorial has been prepared and presented to Con gress, asking for tho nec essary legislation and appropriations for the permanent improvement of the chan. nel of tho Mississippi River from St. Paul to Now Orleans. The amount askod for in a single appropriation is $2,000,000 and it is estimated that $7,000,000 in all will bo required to permanently com plete the work. The marriage of King Alfonso to his cousin, tho Princess Mercedes, third daughter of tho Duke do Montpensier, was celebrated at Atoeha Church, in Madrid, on the 23d, with great splendor. After the coremo nies the King and Queen wero escortod to tho Royal Palace by a grand cortege, whilo bells were rung and salvos of ar tillnrv ncaled forth in honor of tho ovent. The whole city presented a very gay and animated appearance Tho Pope, who is tho King's godfather, sent by tho Apostolic Delegate a wed ding-ring blessed by his Holiness and a rose of diamonds for tho Queon. The Duke do Montpensier gives his daughter 25,000,000 francs, in addition to a great quantity of diamonds and a wonderfully rich trousseau. The King's presents to his bride wore also marvels of richness and beauty. At . night the city was splendidly illuminated Thousands of foreigners and visitors from the provinces carad to Madrid to witness the festivities, which wore an nounced to last five days, aud consist of illuminations, races, bull-fights, fare works, special theatrical performances and other features. A six weeks' season of Italian opera will also bo inaugu rated. Mn. Chaffer has introduced in tho Senate, and Mr. Crittenden in the House, tho bill agreed on by the Kansas Pacific people to compel the Union Pa cific to pro-rate. It provides that the Union Pacific shall charge on all freight and passenger traflic, originating at or beyond tho terminal points of this road, a mileage rate equal to the least through rate charged or received directly or in directly by said company; this obliga tion to be respectively betweon the Union Pacific, tho Kansas Pacific, the Denver Pacific, tho Burlington and Missouri River and the Nebraska and Sioux City Railroads. The Denver Pacific is declared an extension of tho Kansas -Pacific. There shall bo no discrimination by any road in tho manner of handling or transit. The penalty of disobedience shall bo a for feiture of tho rights, franchises and priv ileges of tho road s offending. The bill authorizes tho Secretary of tho In terior to appoint a commission of three persons to determine all questions in controversy, with power to summon witnesses, and tho Attorney-General is authorized to bring action in any Cir cuit Court of the United States by quo warranto against any road which vio lates this law. It is stated, upon tho alleged author ity of Representative Buckncr, that a careful estimate of tho friends of the Sil ver bill shows that more than two-thirds of the members of the House are in favor of a silver measure of liberal pro visions, but he doubted whether the Bland bill would pass. In the Senate he had been informed that they could also got two-thirds on a reasonable mea-mre, and it was their intention to bring this question to an issue as soon as possible, in order to relieve this coun try from its present suspense. The Senate Committee on Finance nxMinnu nd the passsgu of the bill in- bill simplv contemplate that the G v- j ernment shall waive its claim f r the ; Lcccit of t-:h r and f-r mro ntvi!y I tnl.wwl ler Jnil.-e Davis ecuitUinr in- j broke looe ami ran lo tne nou-l near truth f the report that i. . ran.. .i, .. .av-intr. Iiink from the nav- bv. amuinff the inmates. A volley tf , had Iwen ay-pointed A-i-tnt District At of the vernment , in all pihots waj firvd into the Mrai.. j where m-h payment would reduce the and as .t ..p,H-d I onductor J. , . Ma.- , .t in h realized bv depositors. The 1 1-ry was met by two of V.c robbers .... , mi -, creditors, and it is believed that it will pass both houses without opposition. Tiik committee representing tho St Paul River Improvement Convention are petitioning Congress for a standing committee of 11 members to whom shall be referred all mattors pertaining to the improvement of tho Mississippi and its tributaries. London dispatches of the 21th repre sented that great oxcltement had been caused by tho Government having given notification of its intention to ask Par liament for a supplementary appropria tion for the Army and Navy. It was further reported that Lord Carnarvon and Earl Derby had resigned from the Ministry on account of tho warlike atti tude of the Government. London reports of tho 25th show that the reported consummation of an armistice upon a probable peace basis had a very quieting effect in England. In the House of Lords, Lord Iieaconsfield explained that tho reported movements of ships and troops had been ordered solely for tho protection of British sub. iocts and property, and that tho orders for the fleet to proceed to tho JJarda nclles had been countermanded. A London dispatch of the 26th gives the following as being essentially the terras proposed by Russia to Tur key and accepted by the latter: iservia, Roumania and Montenegro to be inde pendent; the latter to have more ter ritory, but no seaport, as Austria ob jects. Bosnia and Herzegovina to have Christian Governors and reform in their Government. Bulgaria, including a portion of the territory south of the Balkans, to have a separate Govern ment, similar to that of Lebanon. Rus sia to have Batoum, Kars, irzeroura and adjacent territory in Ar menia and a part of Bes sarabia. Sho will also require a war indemnity in money or territory or otherwise (This last phrase is re garded as meaning that the Turkish fleet is to be taken in part payment.; Tho question of the Dardanelles is left open to be settled by a European con ference. Although the precise terms of peace had not yet been communicated to the Powers on the 28th, a London dispatch says it is believed tho Russian demands are so onerous that they will encounter serious opposition from England and Austria. Tho latter is particularly op posed to the retrocession of Bessarabia, and to any conditions do- . . i m i ing more tnan to crippie jiuiKey. In the House of Commons, on tho 28th, Sir Stafford Northcote explained the position of the Government at some length. In regard to the rumored terms of peace ho significantly said : " I call attention to this to point out that tho conditions are mt'ttors upon which no separate understanding be tween belligerents can bo acknowledged by the Powers, We have expressed that opinion to the Powers, and believe it will receive their assent. Austria has repeatedly declared that sho en tirely shares our views. Yo can not disguise. the vast impor tance of the questions now raised. The keystone of Southeastern Europe is be ing removed. Relative to the arrange ment which must be made, ono thing is certain, that Turkey must, not oe urgeu to continue the struggle for purely Euro pean objects." The Secretary of tho Treasury de cides that the Department tan not re- eive for collection and deposit drafts issued by bankers aud others in pay ment of subscriptions to the 4 per cent, loan. It is suggested that banks and bankers can make deposits with tho As sistant Treasurers through correspond ents in cities that have Sub-treasury offices. The vote on the Stanley Matthews Silver resolution in the Senate shows that tho New England States, New York and Now Jersey are the only ones solid against it. Delaware, Maryland, Mis sissippi, Oregon, California, South Car oliua and Georgia are divided. All tho remainder are solid for it. A pakimi attempt to rob a passenger train on tho Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad wn made on the morning of the 27th. Between 3 and 1 o'clock five armed aud masked men en tered the station at Kinsley, Kansas, captaring A. Kineaid, the night oper ator, who was ordered to ojen the safe. This he refused to do, although his life was threatened. The west bound express train arrived at this time, and the operator, by a desperate effort, J wh i presented p:tols L hi toad and , ordered him int the ba'riire-car. He stepped in and c'-'J the d.K.r, ir.stsut- ly starting tho train by pulling the bell cord. Mallory and tho baggage-master then armed thonisolves with tho carbines carried in the car and then stopped the train after running about a mile from the sta tion. They wont back into the coaches with their arms, but found tho robbers were not on tho train and that tho passengers had not been disturbed Immediately after the train started the robbers, reported to bo 10 or 13 in num bor, mounted their horses and rodo off ramdlv towards tho Arkansas River Two different parties from Kinsley wero soon in pursuit of tho would-be robbers, and a squad of cavalry from tort Dod, was also put in tho field. It was con sidered certain that tho villains would be overtaken and captured. Great excitement prevailed in New Orleans on the 26th, occasioned by the attempt of Sheriff Houston to socure possession of the bodies of the mem. bers Of the late Returning Board, who had forfeited their recognizances and taken refuge in tho Collector's office in tho Custom-house. . Tho door being locked and bolted, the Sheriff was una ble to secure admission, and upon avowing his determination to force an entrance, ho was himself arrested by a Deputy United States Marshal and taken before United States Commissioner Lane, who discharged him upon his own recognizance Meanwhile, Deputy Collector Toralin- son obtained a squad of marines from tho revenue cutter John A. Dix, who were placed as a guard at the entrance to tho Collector's office. The State's Attorney-General now telegraphed to Attorney-General Devens at Washing ton, giving him the facts in tho case, and asking if the General Government sustained the action of tho Federal olli- cials. By mutual consent, tho status ouo was maintained until an an- swer could be had from Washington. At 10 p. m. Marshal Wharton received a dispatch from the Attorney-General instructing him not to interfere with tho execution of writs of State Courts Sheriff Houston was then notified, aud found Anderson, Kenner and Cassanavo in the Collector's office, from whence they were taken to the parish prison, where they will remain until they fur nish now bonds in $5,000. Wells was not there, but it was said would come in and surrender on Monday. Washington correspondents express the opinion that tho conflicting interests of rival Pacific railroads are being press. ed with such bitter hostility towards each other, that there is much probabili ty that no legislation at all in reference to a transcontinental road will be reach ed this season. An apparently authentic exposure of the colossal fraud known as tho " Colo, rado Petrified Giant" has been publish ed, from which it appears that tho statue was manufactured at .hlkland, ra., in 1876, by a man named Hull, assisted by one Fitoh. It wa3 cast from Portland cement, in molds, bones being in serted in various parts of tho body where it was expected the " scientists" would probe for evidence of its genu ineness. After being completed, Bar num was taken in as a stockholder and general manager, paying, it is said, a good round price. The image was carefully boxed and first . shipped to Connecticut, and from there to Colora do, where it was "planted" and subsequently resurrected, since which time it has been on exhibition in various places and is now in New York. Hull is now identified as the man who got up tho " Cardiff Giant," out of which it is said he made $ii0,000. lie is also said to have manufactured the famous tablets with tho footprints of supposed prehistoric birds upon them, found some years ago in the Con necticut Valley, and which were gen erally accepted as genuino by scientific men. PEHSONAIi AXD POLITICAL. Capt. A. K. Lono, Commissary of Subsistence at Washington, committed sui cide on the 22(1. jm was Pardon Clerk at the White House under President Johnson, and assigned to duty with Mr. Johnson when the latter was Military Governor of Tennes see. He married a dauubtvr of Hon. Henry 1. Foster, ex-licpresentative from Penn--ylv inia. The cause of the suicide is not stated. A solemn requiem ma-s for the late Kintf Victor Emanuel wa celebrated in the i'htirch of St. Alovsiu-s Valiinston, n t he 2.M. The President an 1 CaUuet, and other re-ivcntalivo of ourown and forei.u (,ov- ernniont were present. The Attorney-General thc ! Jr., jl lM-r yA r.r.t-XT, of New York, on ct,ti1o.1 sn order ff p::Mi-.iti. of ,.:n,n t in 1 .:twr i-wei -lir. r T; Li chil- dren against Thornaa Lord, Sr., who recent ly married Mrs. Hicks, reii'ilrlng hi in to ap- near before the Commissioner tebruarys, It is said that a canvass of the House and Senuto shows that tho Kasteru and Western Democrats, as well as niuny of tho Republicans, are unitedly in fuvor of the Ucck and Buckncr proposition to mspeiid for tire years the operation of an act requir ing tho payment or purchase annually of nno nnr cent, of tho Uoul 01 ine umiuu States, ' Tub President has nominated BenJ v. Velvoto. of California, to ho United states Consul at Lyons, and Stlllwell H lfMu-dl im United Status Marshal for tho Western District of Tcxus. Waldron. nominated by tho Presi dent at tlio Instance of Postmaster-General Key, for Marshal of West Tennessee, was rejected by the Scnflte on an unfavorable re imrt from tlm .Tiidiclarv Committee. The reasons assigned relate chiefly to his person ul ehurauter. The lower house of the Mississippi Legislature has by an unanimous voto pass ed a resolution Instructing their Senators and Representatives In Congress to vote In favor of rcmonctteing silver. Gen. Sherman Has written a letter to ex-Indian Commissioner J. Q. Smith, ox- tollinir his administration of the Indian Bu rcau, which he declares kas been most satis factory to himself and to army officers gen erally. "I assure you," he concludes his letter, "of my great personal and official re snect. and feol sure that the more your acts are examined the more reasons you andyour friends have to be satisfied." Senator Plumb, of Kansas, has ad dressed a letter to tho President on the sub ject of the Civil Service. Ho believes that the terms of service of all Government em ployees, except the Judiciary, should bo limited to fonr years; that the prerogative of selection rests exclusively with the Ex ecutive Department, and that no dictation from any quarter should be tolerated; at the samo time tho President should avail himself of the knowledge of members of Conirress regarding tho fitness of aspirants for positions from their several localities. Major-Gen. Augustus ytillich, a well known German of Ohio, formerly a resident of Cincinnati, was found dead in bed at his homo at St. Mary's, O., on the morning of the 23d. His death Is ascribed to heart disease. E. K. Collins, founder of ono of the first of American steamship lines to Europe, died at his home in New York on the 22d. William Lloyd Gabrison has writ ten a letter to the Hon. Wm. E. Chandler, of New Hampshire, indorsing the latter's recently published manifesto against Presi dent Hayes. Gen. Thomas Ewino addressed the Maryland Legislature, by request, on the 22d, on tho silver and currency question. The Connecticut House of Repre sentatives has adopted resolutions against tho Bland Silver bill and tho repeal of the Resumption act. Thirteen of the eighteen banks com posing the Chicago ciearing-nouse nave signed and forwarded to tho Illinois Con gressmen a protest against the passage of the Bland Silver bill. The Wisconsin Assombly has adopted a memorial in favor of the remonctlzation of silter. TnE new Senator from Maryland- James B. Groomo will be one of the young est members of the Senate, being now in his fortieth year. He is said to be an accom plished orator and one of the most popular men In Maryland. Mrs. Fremont writes from Pans that tho French trials resulted in giving Gen. Fremont complete releaso from all obliga tions. The application of J. Madison Wells and the other members of the Louisiana Re turning Board, to have their case transferred to the United States Courts has been over ruled by Judge Whittaker. WAR XETTS. A Russian ollioial dispatch from Ka- sanlik, l'.lth, says that Gen. Gourko fought Suleiman Pasha from tho 15th to the 18th. Tho Turks were finally driven Into the Rho dope Mountains. A correspondent at Vienna telegraphs: Advices from Constantinople how that a general panic prevails there,and excitement is hourly increasing. It is be lieved the guaranteeing Powers will send ships to protect their subjects. A dispatch from Constantinople, 23d, reports that a fleet, commanded by Man thorpe 15cy, has started for Kavale to em bark Suleiman Pasha's troops. Half of the army will be conveyed to Gallipoli and half to Constantinople. Tho English fleet, under command of Admiral Hornby, arrived at the mouth of the Dardanelles on the 2Uth, where orders were in waiting for it to return to Besika Bav. The Montenegrins, after a violent bombardment on the 2ith, captured three fortified islands in Lake Scutari. A bill has passed both Houses of tiie 'ennsylvania Legislature providing that anv director, manager, or agent, or i other officer of any corporation who shall sign or otherwise assent to the pub lication, either generally or privately. to the stockholders of such corporation Gf anv untrue official written or printed : statement of tho business or affairs there- I of, which statement shall have a ten- dencv to zive to the shares of stock in ' ?U4'h forporation a greater or less ap- parent va.ue t jaa they should really j pos-s or otherwise defraud any pr- ' ment, and takes two-thirds of the scoia on or body corporate, shall be deemed ins of the family circle, guilty of a misderreanor and be liable to It is impossible to say at what age a I r.... .i - .-.. j ' bov beeoinen er.nsHou that his trowscr- ,., be imprisoned in the co,nv jail for j a peno-1 of not less than rj months nor j ... .... . . .! . nj(v? tain two years. WIT AND WISDOM. Ik you want a thing well done do it yourself; therefore always laugh at your own jokes. Exchange. Good resolutions are like horses. The first cost is an item of less importance than the keeping. Home Sentinel. The day is fast approaching when a man can bo carried dead out of an editor's office without provoking the sensational formality of a Coroner's in quest. Andrewt' Bmar. Shack Nasty Jim, the onco famous Modoc, has raised 1,200 bushels of corn and wants to learn tho process of pre paring it so that it may bo eaten out of a llask. Worcester Fnss. The fashion-books are fascinating studies ; and as we turn over their leaves, marked Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc, it some times seems as if the fashion of Fig. leavos is coming back again. Philadel phia Bulletin. Erratum In tho case of the signa ture to the communication on our in side page to-day, " A Quiet Ass" read ' iEquitas." Typographical errors will occur in the most carefully managed pa pers. Detroit News. An Oyster, being compelled by a sud den decline to close its shells, hypothe cated its customers' securities and de parted with the proceeds. The Starfish, being appointed Receiver, was by the Court allowed the Oyster as his fees.and told a Reporter that ho was working day and night at the books and thought that ultimately the Creditors might count upon receiving a dividend of the Shells. Moral The way of the Invest or is Hard. jsew zorK worm. The professions are all crowded, and rich relatives invariably live to mature old age, but the field of invention is open to all, and when n lucky strike is made yields big returns. The man has a sure thing on milk in his coffee, and pie three times a day, who carries under his hat the genius that can bring within the reach of his dependent countrymen a button that can be put on with a screw driver or monkey-wrench. Cincinnati Breakfast Table. We have received a Medical Almanac for 1878. Its table of contents covers a wido range of topics. We notice a very able article on "Scald Heads;" and a labored paper on tape-worms, written by Anonymous,is worth the price of the bock which is given away. This al manac savs next 4th of July will be "pleasant," so Sunday-schools can com mence thus early to make arrangements for picnics and excursions on that day. There are some almanacs in tho market which predict rain and thunder on the coming Fourth and they cost as much as five cents. Get the cheapest and best. Norristown Herald. A Carious Case. Some time ago, a San Jose merchant visited a San Francisco business house and purchased an invoice of goods amounting to nearly $3,000, which was made payable in time installments for the accommodation of the customer. When the first payment became duo the San Jose merchant came here and paid it, purchasing at the same time a sec ond invoice of goods on similar terms to that on which the first lot was ob tained. But when a second payment became due it was not forthcoming, and the San Francisco house pressed the San Jose customer for tiie money. Af ter some trouble the matter was carried into the District Court at San Jose. The San Francisco house sued for the amount of the debt, with interest, etc. The debtor demurred on the ground that the plaintiffs were not a legally constituted firm, not having complied with the law relating to the filing of ar ticles with the County Clerk and the publication of the names of the firm in a daily newspaper, as the statute re quires ; that a failure to comply with the law has deprived them of any standing in court. It is reported thftt the demur rer has been sustained. The constitu tionality of the law will probably be tested, as it is. understood that the case will be carried up to the Supreme Court on appeal. If it is true, as stated, that very few newly established firms com ply with the law in this respect thi3 may open a long scries of lawsuits. San Francisco Chronicle. A Boy. Oue of the best things in the world to be is a boy. Boys have always been so plenty that thcr are not half appreciated. A boy is willing to do any amount oi work if it is called play. The feelinz of a bov towards pumpkin- pie has never been properly considered- A boy furnishes half the entenain- Icirs are too short, and is anxious aoom In f, a ixv is a hard subject to get a moral (rv-ui.