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I. H. JULIAN, Editor.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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

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