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I. H. JULIAN, Editor.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. CUIUIENT TOriCjs! The Executive Council of the r j6w Na tional party bave rocently bw a ses sion at Now York, for the purpose of dovising plans for the thorough and sys tematic organization of t'ne party in the States, preparatory fr tho fall cam paign. It is the intention of the Coun cil, tho Secretary daid, to make a vig orous fight ner.t fall in all the States, and a desperate and con centrated effort will bo made to at least obtain the balance of power in all those States whose Legislatures are to elect United States Senators next winter. They feel sanguino, he said, of being successful in the States of Con necticut, Maine, New York, Pennsylva nia, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wis consin, California and Oregon. The weak point in their organization, he said, is in the South, and the cause of that weakness is the poverty of the peo ple and tho want of money to earry on an effective campaign. Rkpresentative Moroaw, of Mis souri, has introduced a bill declaring tho introduction of Texas, Mexican or Indian cattle into Missouri, Kansas or Illinois from March 1 to November 1 of each year, an offense punishable with fine or imprisonment. It provides for bringing legal proceedings in the United States Courts to restrain such move ments at proper times, and is aimed to take the place of the legislation of the State of Missouri, that was declared un constitutional by the Supreme Court, on tho ground that it interfered with the supreme power of Congress to legislate on the subject. Representative Schleicher has introduced a bill authorizing the Secre tary of the Treasury to issue, in sums not exoooding in the aggregate 9 10,000, 000, coupon or registered perpetual bonds, redeemable only by purchase in open market, interest payable semi annually in coin of tho present standard value at a rate of 4 per cent, per an num, their proceeds to be applied solely to the purpose of erecting public buildings for the use of the Government The bill appropriates for public build ings: At Atlanta, Ga., $100,000; Chi cago, $1,500,000 ; Cincinnati, $325,000; Evansville, $30,000; Grand Rapids, Mich., $50,000; Little Rock, $150,000; Memphis, $400,000; Nashville, $250, 000; St. Louis, $1,600,000; State, War and Navy Departments building, $5, 000,000. The bill also makes provision for the extension of the Library of Con gress, and the appropriation of $400,000 for building for tho Bureau of Engrav ing and Printing. President Hayes is represented by his intimate friends as not appearing in tho least disturbed by tho proposed in vestigation into the alleged election frauds in Florida and Louisiana, of which ho says he never had the slight est knowledge other than the published accusations on the Democratic side. He thinks it no more than right that the frauds, if any were committed, should bo exposed, but is satisfiod that such exposure would not invalidate his title to tho Presidential chair, as this had been sottled and declared by a commis sion constituted under a solemn act of Congress. Another railroad bill has been in troduced by Representative Schleicher to aid the construction of a " military, commercial and postal rail highway" from military headquarters at San An tonio, to the Rio Grande, at Laredo, the company to receive $12,000 per mile of road constructed and equipped. Tub Pennsylvania Republican State Convention, held at Harrisburg on tho 15th, nominated Gen. Henry M. Hoyt, of Luzerne, for Governor. The plat form unconditionally opposes free trado and urges Government protection of home industries ; recommends National and State legislation to pre vent unfair discrimination in rates of freight and transportation by chartered companies; demands that the General Government efficiently pro tect Southern Republicans in the main tenance of their Constitutional priv ileges ; and finally heartily endorses the administration of Gov. Hartranft. The platform entirely ignores the National Administration. Secketabt SiiERMAjr, having been interviewed regarding the Potter reso lution of investigation, stated that so f&r as the proposed investigation in Louisiana was directed at him he bad no anxiety whatever, as he tad never written any letters or sent any telegrams which bo was not Por.feotly willing should bo Inspected b the House of Representatives and iha mnnla at larere. He addod: "I devoted much time and careful atten tion to the subject, and I am firm in the conviction that the result, as declared in Louisiana, falls short of doing justice to the Republican ticket." The Republican Congressional Com mittee bave issued an address to the public, In which they charge that tho adoption by tho House ef the Potter resolution is the first step in a deliber ately formod plan for tho expul sion of the Tresidont from office, and in proof thereof cite the ruling of the Speaker of the House, who declared the resolution was a privileged question solely upon tho ground that it Involved the question of the rightful occupancy of the Executive Chair. President Hates, in speaking of the recent proceedings instituted by the Democrats in the House, is reported to have expressed himself as follows : Whatever the result of an investigation might bo, whatever disclosures might re sult therefrom, he entertained no fear that anything could be brought home to blm. If any person made any promises In his be half, or entered into any bargains, they did no without his knowledge, and he hoped their acts would be oxpotied. The Presi dent regards the action of Southern Dem ocrats in supporting the Investigation scheme as ungrateful In the highest degree, Irrespective of other considerations. When ho assumed the Executive office he found the South, or at least a large portion of It, distracted and torn asunder by political strife almost bordering on revo lution. Be gave the South pence. South Carolina, and especially Louisiana, were re stored to the rule of the native population, and the carpet-bagger ceased to be on ele ment in Southern politics. The President, of course, acted from a strict sense of public duty, and claims no reward at the bands of tho South for doing what he wns bound In conscience to do, hut he can not avoid being witness to tho Ingratitude evinced by the representatives of the South to the man who, above all others, has had their welfare anil happiness in common with the rest of the Union sincerely at heart. With refer ence to his title the President conceded that it could be contested, but there was only one way to teHt tho question, and that was by a writ of quo warranto, which was the only remedy provided by law, and such writ was a prerogative writ and not obtain able as a matter of right, but only in the discretion of the Court, and he doubted whether any Court would grant it. As to his Impeachment being ordered by tbe Ilouse, the President has not the remotest Idea that such an occurrence is even among the possi bilities. The President is fully alive to the exigencies that may arise, and will see to it that the public is maintaned and the laws are enforced at whatever cost. He proposed to follow the policy already marked out by his Administration, and will take no back ward step. A total eclipse of the sun takes place on the 29th of July next, under such circumstances as to present opportuni ties that occur scarcely once in a gen eration for the study of some of the most interesting phenomena with which astronomers have to do. The path of the totality of this eclipse runs diago nally across tho center of the United States from Montana to Texas, and is somewhere about 140 miles wide. The Naval Observatory has asked Congress for an appropriation of $8,000 for the purpose of sending off seven expedi tions, two of which it is designed to send to Montana, two to Texas, two to Colorado, and one to Wyoming, each to consist of three astronomers. The sum asked for is simply to pay travel ing expenses and the cost of transport ing and setting up tho instruments in their temporary observatories, nothing being requested for salaries, and the most eminent astronomers will gladly volunteer their services for such an im portant occasion. TnE Ohio Legislature at its recent session passed a law reconstructing the Congressional districts of the State, the effect of which, taking tho Presidential vote of 1876 as a basis, will give 13 Democrats to 7 Republicaus, instead of 8 Democrats to 12 Republicans, as at present. Gen. Garfield is gerrymander ed out of his old district into another having a hopeless Republican minority, and Representative Foster will be com pelled to move his house across the street in the town where he resides in order to keep bis residence in the Tenth District. A receut Washington dispatch says that in the event of a declaration of hos tilities between England and Russia, our Government will issue a proclama tion of neutrality , and use every effort to enforce its provisions. In the Turco Russian war such a proclamation was unnecessary, the interests involved in that conflict being so far removed from this country; in a Russo-British war events bave demonstrated clearly that international complications of a serious character will arise if tbe United States does not proclaim its neutrality and en force, as far as possible, a strict observ ance of tho troaty of Washington, and fulfill othor International obligations. Secretary Sherman announced at a recent Cabinet meeting that tho Syndi cate hod called for tbe remaining io, 000.000 of 41 nor cents., and now pro- posed to buy $50,000,000 of tho 4 per cents., with tho option oi laKing. 000,000. PERSONAL. AND POLITICAL The late Charlos Morgan owned 170 miles of railroad, and over 20 steamships, whose employees and their families number ed over 8,000 persons. He endowed a semi nary in bis native village of Clinton, Con necticut, at a cost of $200,000, providing in the deed that it should never be used for " political or sectarian purposes." James E.Anderson, Supervisor of Registration of East. Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, at the last Presidential election, who is eharged In the preamble to tho Inves tigation resolution Introduced by Repre sentative Potter with having fraudulently changed the result of said election, has written a letter to Mr. Potter denying the charges and challenging investigation of his official acts by ony Impartial tribunal. Gew. Thomas H. Dakin, the noted rifle shot, and captain of the American rifle team, died suddenly on the 13th of heart disease. Col. Deufert Rochebeau, well known for his heroic defense of Belfort during the Franco-German war, and mem ber of the Chamber of Deputies, died sud denly at Paris on the 11th. The President has nominated Amos Smith, Jr., of Cincinnati, Collector of Inter nal Revenue for the First District of Ohio, vice Weitzel, to be removed; Gustavus St. Gem, Surveyor of Customs at St. Louis; John H. Smyth, of North Carolina, to be Minister Resident and Consul-General at Liberia. Senator Don Cameron has six chilj dren. The eldest Is a handsome girl of 21, whose Btopmotber is only 19. Miss Cameron owns a farm in her own right, and manages the business successfully herself. The House Committee on Expendi tures in the Department of State have agreed to report a resolution sustaining the charges against Bradford, Consul and Clerk to Shanghai. Gen. Fremont and family are living In Gen. Belknap's old house at Washington. He is trying to save something from tho old wreck of the Memphis and El Paso Rail road. The marriage of Vinnie Ream, the sculptor, to Lieut. Hoxie, Chief Engineer of the District of Columbians announced to take place on the 28th of May. Funeral services in memory of the late Judge Chisholm, son and daughter, who were killed a year ago in Kempor County, Miss., were held in Washington on tbe 19th, Mrs. Chisholm having caused to be transferred to that city for burial the re mains of her husband and children. Bishop Haven pronounced a eulogy on the occision. Mrs. Hates and her little daughter accompanied Vice-President Wheeler on a visit to his home at Malone, N. Y., on the 18th, where they had a very pleasant recep tion by the townspeople. Spencer F. Baird, Assistant Secre tary of the Smithsonian Institution, has been elected Secretary, in place of Prof. Henry, deceased. The late Prof. Henry made 22 inven tions and discoveries, not one of which he patented, preferring to leave the fruits of his science for all to profit by who would. P. C. Beard, a lawyer of Sparta, Ohio, has absconded, leaving liabilities amounting to $40,000 aijd not a penny in the shape of assets. Gen. J. M. Bincklet, who drowned himself at Milwaukee on the 4th, was as sistant Attornoy-Generol under President Johnson and afterwards editor of tbe Mil waukee News. About a year ago he became suspicious of his wife, and made a stir in Chicago by challenging one of her friends to fight a duel. She then declared that he was in sane.and that explanation of his conduct was generally accepted by people familiar with the circumstances. She went to live with her relatives in Knoxville, and he opened a law office in Milwaukee. His body was a few doys since recovered from the lake. The Ohio Democratic State Conven tion will be held at Columbus on June 26. Hon. Charles G. Williams, for merly Member of Congress from the First Wisconsin District, a prominent Republi can politician and a resident of Janesvillo in that State, died on the 18th at Catsklll, N. Y., where be had gone on a brief visit. Mr. Edison, who has within a twelve month made bis name a household word in the scientific, social and business world, was married In 1873 to Miss Mary Stillwell, of Newark, X. J. They have two children a little boy four years old and a little girl aged two nick-named "Dot" and "Dash," after the character in the Mors alphabet. Mrs. Victoria C. WooDiirn. has brought suit for libel against three prom inent London Journalists. The aggregate mount of damage her reputation ha suf fered at their band is estimated by her at the modet turn of W,ono. LATH XBW8 ITrlMS. It is understood that the German Government hit derided to decline the In vitation from tbe failed States to attend tbe International Ctfintge Congress. The Dominion Government is taking enenretie meature to repel tbe rumored Feniaa Invanioa from tlx United States la eae of a Europeaa war. Gua-boats have bee ordered for service oa tbe lakes sad all tbe militia aioot tbe frontier bare been rap plied with ball cartridges. It is reported that 600 persons have been tilled by an earthquake at Cua, Teae-(uela. nknbo. JaDanese Minister of tho In terior, hat been assassinated. The murder er was arrested. The Clnoinnati Musical Festival was openod on tbe evening of the 14th, and was In averV WAV successful. Tbe exercises In cluded the dedication of the new Muslo Hall. . y Thn recent cold snap caused consid erable Injury to fruit and vegetables In a large portion of tbe country. Mrs. Flvnn and her Infant child were brutally murdered neor Atoka, Indian Ter ritory, on the 10th. Her hUBband is sus peoted of being the murderer. The family were on their way to Coffeyvllle, Kansas, where Mrs. Flynn's father, Henry Meyers, resides. . . Serious rioting has occurred atBlack t.,, unit Rurulov. England, caused by the failure of negotiations between the masters and striking operatives oi tne cotton mms. The residence of Col. Jackson, at Blackburn, rhlrmn of the Masters' Association, was burned to the ground, and an attempt was also made to burn Jackson's aims. Tho residence of Alderman Hornby was narillir wrecked, and the windows of all the mills In town demolished. A strong force of Infantry from Preston arrived, ana clesred the streets. Col. Jackson and wife barely escaped with their lives. One mill at Burnley was burned. The disaffected dis tricts were strongly garrisoned by armed militia. The Senate has ratified the treaty be tween France and the United States, pro viding for a convention at Paris tbe present summer with a view to the adoption of a metrical system of weights and measures. The National Temperance Associa tion met at Chicago on the 14th. The St. Agnes Academy, a school for young ladles, at Memphls.Tenn., was burned to the ground on the morning of the 10th. There were 45 boarders in the school, all of whom lost their wearing apparel. The academy was owned and managed Dy tne Sisters of St. Dominio, and was fully in sured. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company hove effected a lease of the Keokuk and Des Moines Valley Railroad for a term of 45 years. The transfer will be made on the first of October next. Joe Fore, tho notorious St. Louis des nerndn. who was serving out a 10 years' sen tence in the Missouri Penitentiary for an at tempt to kill his wife, was set upon ana stabbed to death by a fellow-convict named Billy Rogers, with whom he had quarreled, on the night of the 17th. Brown Bowen was hanged at Gon zales, Texas, on the 17th, for the murder of Thomas Holderman. Bowen protested his innoceice to the last, and charged the com mission of the crime upon his brother-in-law, the notorious John Wesley Hardin. The Dime Savings Bank of San Fran cisco has suspended, with deposits amount ing to about $45,000, and assets nominal. It turns out to have been a sham affair, not regularly Incorporated, and Its depositors were principally children. Joseph Davis & Co., a pawnbroking firm, were at the bot tom of the swindle. Frank Houlton, a well-to-do farmer of Hamilton, De Kalb County, Ind., was shot dead by a burglar whom he discovered in his house and attempted to capture on the night of the 17th. The murderer fled, but was subsequently arrested and proved to be a neighbor of Houlton's, who had re cently been discharged from the Peniten tiary. The boiler of a portable engine in use on the farm of David Waggard, near New Frankfort, Ind., exploded on the 18th, in Btaptly killing John Waggard and John Jen kins. It is believed the Pope, yielding to the advice of his physicians, will spend the summer at Monte Cassido, the celebrated Benedictine abbey of Naples. Senor Zamacona, the Mexican Minis ter at Washington, says his advices from Mexico show that the revolutionists have utterly failed, and have no support whatev er In any of the States of that Republic. William B. Walls, the Prosecuting Attorney in the famous murder trial of Nancy K. Clem, in Indiana, has made a con fession and allegation that $1,000 in cash was paid to Judge Truman H. Palmer for granting the nolle prosequi by which she was set at liberty. Mrs. Lydia Sherman, known as the "Connecticut Borgia," who confessed to the killing of nine persons by poison two husbands and seven children died in the State Penitentiary at Hartford on the 16th. The banking house of Joseph Rrown at Wilkesbarre, Pa., has closed its doors, causing great distress to the poorer classes, who are the principal depositors. Forty lives were lost by tho burning recently of the theater at Abmedrugger, In In India. From Richford, Vt., comes the news that 600 Fenians are drilling at Cbasey, N. Y., 68 miles west of the first-named town. An invasion of Canada is thought to be the object, but the military are on the alert in tbe Dominion. On the 20th, subscriptions to the 4 per cent, loan amounted to $24,800. An agency of the Xevaia bank of San Francisco was opened on the 30th in New York. At Corning, N. Y.t on the 20th, the Corning, Cowsneeque and Antrim railroad car-shops burned. Lor', $30,000; Insur ance $,000. A man named Tutin, whe, during the Commune, rose from selling fuel to be General Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce, has return ed from exile and stood his trial in Paris for illegally exercising public functions. He was sentenced to five years' impris on meet and tea years' lose of civil rights. M. Jules Favre defended him. A French "Fighting Editor," The following is from a French in the Cornhill Magazine : Barbelard. the sub-editor, was anniK. er literary curiosity, for he could only read with difficulty, and spelled no word in our language correctly save his own name. He had been appointed snK editor by reason of his gigantio stature and his powers witn au duelling wean, ons. An old sonreant of the Cent Gardes, who had been decorated for carrying off two Austrian colonels pris oners Cone under each arm) in the ltd. inn war, he stood six French feet in his socks, and bad a pair ot bristling red mustaches, which, when he was aim. looked as if they were aflame. It was Barbelard who assumed the responai bilitv of all the unsigned articles in the republican journal which employed Mm ; ana u any stranger came hi as& ior ex r.1 imatlons about nersonalities. this im. posing sub-editor was there to answer him in the correctest language of chiv alry. He tendered no apologies or ex planations, but would forthwith be ready to accept a challenge to fight next morning, early, with swords or pistols, according as might be most convenient. This often led to little dialogues, some what in the following fashion : Stranger (bouncing in furiouslu with the offending journal in his hand) Sir, I want to see tne man wno wrote this article. Barbelard (rising with dignity from the sub-editorial seat, with a pipe in his mouth) Young man, it's me as wrote that article. If you want to objection ize, name your friends, and we'll have it out at daybreak. Stranger (growing civil) Ah no. I have merely come to renew my subscription to the paper What a warm day it is Goo-o-d morning. (and exit). Sometimes, however, a duel would arise, and then Barbelard always show ed himself magnanimous in inflicting only flesh wounds just mere flea-bites, as he called thom, ripping up the arm for 12 inches or so, or carving off an in significant little piece from the ag gressor's calf. Barbelard had fought a round dozen of duels ; but he owed an other duty to his newspaper besides fihtinr. for he appeared in the correc tional courts to answer all charges of attacking the Government, and under went the sentences .of imprisonment to which members of the staff were con demned. He had come to look upon the jail of Ste. Pelagic much as a second homo, and was never sorry to go there for a few months, for he got double pay, unlimited allowance of tobacco, and ex cellent meals sent in daily from the restaurant at the expense of his employ ers so long as his incarceration lasted. Madame Barbelard, a little black-haired woman with despotic eyes, used affec tionately to remark that she was always more pleased to see her husband in prison than out of it, for she knew then that he was not in mischief risking his life in mortal combat, or drinking more absinthe than was good for him at the cafe. Prison-life was such a sav ing, too, for she could go every day to sit with Barbelard from 10 to 6, take her meals with him, and economize thereby the cost of marketing and kitchen fuel. She had no opinion of liberal Governments, ascribing their unwillingness in sending journalists to prison to sordid stinginess with the pub lic purse. It turned out that on this Christmas Day when he came to dine with us, hosj est Barbelard had one of his period! scores of durance to wipe off, for h" first remark to us, when he had shaken hands with Noemie and kissed the ch dren, was about going to Ste. Pelage on the morrow. "Three months lot writing disrespectfully of the Senate, he said in his dry bass voice, and cast ing a sidelong glance of anticipation , the chiffonniere where the bottles stood. "Yes, three whole months J "exclaim ed little Madame Barbelard in glee. 4 had some hopes it might have been six, for then we could have saved up enoug to buy that pretty villa" at Suresnes, ot which I have set my heart." We'll make up for it by tatu three more months in the summer, if" goes well, my dear," said artTr; good-humoredly; "too much off reel is't good; one likes to get out breathe the air now and then." "Ah, that's just it; and then hst" of francs are spent in billiards and tie glasses with your friends!" j? ed Madame Barbelard, tartly. " Tw of what nice things we might do if remained for a whole twelve month w der lock and key ! " Lkmox Pie. 1 lemon, yelk d . i ...... ni water, j eggs, i cup ui wpr, ,v-r j tablespoonf ul melted butter, I spoonful flour; beat the white . 'eggs until stiff; add S Uble?poo pulverized sugar lor the wp -when baked.