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THAT TRIP TO MEXICO.
Jt,ijpH' Vuttltk WlW Jan. From tSo MUef cl lar-&Me JTT Tl jbo managers ol the merchants ana Banufaotnrerj excursion to Mexico lave postponed the daj; for starting uatU the aarlv part of January. 1 This notion is in aoBohtance with $hq' urgent desire ptya, ...Vl- nf nromlnont bnsinrsi man of this.dtynd other places,! who. based tboir request fur toe postponement on two grounds. ' In the first ; place,' busi-i dobs wen will, during the next month, be engaged 'In' taakiDgjup 'the; annual bW sheet,: and Would likevj&give the matter of bloshltipj tiie; gear's transactions their 2 porfcmai fetteniwn. In the second place, many seriously ob ject to being in a foreign country dur and iris aunoal social pleasures incident to the season. It a with' great 'reractknee that tli4mauagaraof . the .expedition, .have consented to he-change, or, the greund that postponements 'are i-usually1 tfisas-1 trous to anything of the kind: 1 One thing that will proveore. ssfytf$orj , to all parties conoernedwill be the op portunity thus afforded tq inquire into the true state of things i&Mexjoo, which1 Minister Foster's letter has called 'jjnto question. Tberei ar0 indications; that the Mexican government will take of ficial notice of the communication, it having been sen tj through the state de partment, and the result may be graver than the writer probably anticipated. As to the advice to American merchants on matters of commerce exclusively, the other government has nothing to do, but it appears that the Mexican cabinet may see fit toTegard the general tone of the letter as discourteous to the administra tion of uffuirs in our sister republic. In vie Of -tho tact that the government pi the tlni'ted States has de&med improper to recognize' the existence of "thepres ent government of the republic of Mex ico, the communication ia (regarded bs vefy ill-advised by those" "inost familiar' with existing, relations between tlio two countries.' 'Thoro is one Jhing agreed, howeverj that the loading officials anjd business imeo) Mexico wiB sp$r nk painslb outdo the . grand programme determined ' upon for tho reception, of the excuisiiJnfets. : The' precisb' 'date that tho steamer will i'.Jeave Galveston will be announced in a few days. It will be between the 1b and 6th of Jan uary, according to the convenience of the line. -The exact date will be known about month' ahead,: bo that all ' can make their arrangements advisedly.! .. ,v. . ,ii ... ... .... -! .... . "-l; - ' lA 'Silver 'Discovery. Thor isr great excitement in Mason county on account of the discovery of 'ik rich silver ledge on the Perinales,about two miles below the i faUs.oxbsairig., the bottom of a deop canon otfiDri'Hachen'' berg's ranche. A few days ago" several men with a teatflippeJJJjJ iolir village and inquired for tho .owner pf this ranche. In. their interview with J thd Doctor they first proposed to(bny it. But when they found tint it was not for sale, they asked for a lease to grant them the privilege to seek for minerals' oh the land and to work, the same1 if they are found. On close interrogation they said they supposed there was silver on -the place. The Dootor rather abruptlylold them that as long as he Supposed there was silver on tho place ho would put no such restrictions on his lands, but if they gave him positive proof that thore was silver there,, he would negotiate with them for theit discovery" They said if a lease was grunted to the'rh', even on his own terms; they wpuld take him to , the place where the mine was? inTprder to relieve his mindof all doubts. They then stated that there were four persons "connected by consanguinity oonoorn ed in the discovery "of a silver ledge on aid ranche! - tears ago., one ot thfc par tyhis name I have forgotien--when boy, fefl into the handsel Ihe. Comaij ehes, and lived with them several year Fourteen years ago he, with a party of Comanches, took silver out of this ledge and run it into balls. The youth fired some of these balls into a tree close to the tains as one of the maiks to design nate the location. , He .made other pri vate marks near the month of the ravine for -the same purpose.'. This ledge , was ear that Comanche trail raining over the east end of Hackenberg's ranche, towards the head of the falls of the Per foalea. After this person left the Co ranches he frequently attempted to find the spot, but he did not succeed until tour years ago, by the aid of his present "ociates. It was known by many that ing the I Ways : jverwoarpairijtea toenjiy hii CbriBpas torkey nt hoipe. nd small' matter to fbrero the thore was a silver mino of extraordinary Holiness on that mriof the that had been 'worked Cv Melicatfs and s. Indiftps, and more tUaonerpcrson was wTToars in wngent searc or it. I oven know - of an Austin banker that took great interest in finding this ledire. When these persons 'f bund tho ancient mafka o the trees, Jib lede whs cosily found. I New fiarks! were made afad' tko lwlgo cjirefull cevti-cdwh eaitlnad heavy stones. The Doctor, after having hoard; this statement fran them, cava thenV a lease to work the mine. He went with, too of tueis,Jeeph It VnuRhan: 6ntftfP sdi Vverjpiar,iM4 jiWHffthoso ancient marts Iwu.uiowjj exposed lodge, true to a word as thev stated. On ex- aniinatioA iiwas' fohhd that tho lodge S7lAUHPa. a ArMASL U 1ikHkV nulnn in ..n - Tf ' v ir,VT r r" r? ' oblique eottrsbttiidKvas qply djacoveotfil t. i.'i 11 1 f: ilH m .j j I vj 11s cxpoBUTo-10 rne sunaee rronmne hillside.) ..The lcdgeisdjbqbo.ibout three feet wide) and although it has been workedjo thedeptbj) several feetthey hav nevar gone beyond iho depth of it. The-silver -is mostly -in a eryslhlized nietalio'stateC, and prononnoed by Mr. Vaughau to bo thoriohest in the United States. .tanFtold that they will com-! menpe Work n the mine in a few days, asi00n s they can get tho necessary tools frpm Austin. .". i ft ii ui WfajStoU'titewart'ii Body? VThhV is an age of surprisos. We very much' regret-,C6say but we have evi dence In' oilj' ppsseseiga which points strongly to 'iWliitelaw Reid, He v. Tal-, mage and George Francis "Train as the violators of Mr. Stewart's grave. It is hard to think of these gentlemen, who! 1 ' 1 1 p - have heretofore occupied such high po sitions n sqciol' ari4 jb'tot. eiolesis ghouls, grave-robbers and numan Jiye- uas, and yet the evidenco against thorn 'oannbfc weli W set aside. -Fqr instance, on une uignii-'oi ine oiwrage-jarr xai mago left home at the usual hour, about half past ten, informing his wifo that he was going over to New-York to piok up a few facts for hia next sermon., Mrs. Talmage. remarked: that thing wais .get ting a trifle thin, or .something to that effect, but finally gave her consent, and Mr,' Talmage went oil' whistling "O I'm otio of he Boys Myself. His hdurlfor returning from, these nooturnal. excur si6hs, Mrs1. .Talmage states, is about 3 a. m.il Did the gentleman: return at that hour on. ithat fatal imorning? He did not. 1 He did not get. home until after daylight. Perhaps the! gentleman can acdount for his strange tardiness on this morning of all taornings, and we know of no better place, for him to do this than in the open' court, f - .! - ' ! Now for Mr Train. A spade was un doubtedly; used! 'to remove the earth from the casket that . held the remains. Now"j observed One week', before ; Mr Stewart's remains were stolen Mr. Train' stepped Snto a hardware store in New York ' and purchased a short-handled spade, telling tho salesman that he would call on the following 1 Saturday1 and pay for it. ) The salesman said they did a strictly icash . business, 'but Mr. Train pulled' 'drit a pocket blackboard and showed him that the age had evo lute'd")jiypqd Jl&cash ayflejai, inti mated that if he was not permitted to purohaes) the-, spade ointruenbiiiiia8 pjrinipla hi uhd put,$h gschtjfl wire between the establishment and its patrens; and ' it. would oortainlyi shoot t&eVlNittgara'of bankruptcy before sun set the next day-j,. He was permitted fo take the, spade. As .if additional cvi deneei were needed - against- Mr. Truinj our attention has been called to the fact that oh the' day' Before the, ghastly rob bery he was seen ; sitting otv his accus tomed bench' in Madreon square, and was heard to repeat the. following lines from the graveyard seone in Hamlet "Apick-uwd aoda pd..i . r id-i ji rjr -mJ hpdmg ihwi ''I' ' J . phfi'torJijfirtoWin(l , " l,' iwcftiwetfcet." . , Now let us turn our attention to Mr! Whitclaw Ec'id.,'. will perempmbered that a copy of; thaeio.Yark Herald was found the morning of the robbery at or near the violated tomb. . Now, mark the following facts : On the even ing preceding the morning of the das tardly outragb Whitela Eeid was seen eoing'into the Trlburu beer saloon reading a copy of the Xew Tork Her aid of the same- date as the one found. A few moments later Mr. Eeid emerged from the saloon, looking cautiously about" hlnl' and, wl en he supposed no one was watching, placed throe earda mon seeds in his mouth and walked nmiDv tVlT. These are the rock-ribbed and evr-) lasting facts. We leave the rst to the , police and Jndpe Hilton, who offered the reward. Address as asuaL ' Of all tho wonderful storiea that myl a. 1 iL'.U.J... J A . it. !l Krunv-gittuaiuoinur unuu iqwu hit mow- wvWanbVila Uttft gii.'thc'-t 1-wWtM 'was IbouV-i. dark,' lay in New Engla6cTrridn'My Wth, 1780. Thjs was during our(royo)ution. y will remember, and -the same, year in which the trlflfoT."firpdfet; Arnold, rtternjjted Q" jKtry Jhjcquntey to its enemies." For seyeraij days, before the 19th the ai was full of vapocs, as, we often see it whorVflrerf are raging in the woods near us, and the sun and moon appewed red, an4 their, usval clear, light did rpt reach us, especially When 'rising and setting. The winds blow ohfofly from the south wc;and ' hdrthca,, arid, ' the , weather was cool and1 clear.'1 'The morning of the 19th Vas. ploudy ani in' many places slight '. show ore fell, sometimes accom panied by thunder and lightning; but as the sun arose it did not increase the iigtjj54 the! darkless deepened and deepened; iintil , tho children standing bofore the tail clocks could not see to te(l time; and older people peering over tho almanac were not able to distinguish the letters.'' The hirtli hang their even ing' song and flew to their nests in the woodsjthe poultry hurried " W" their roosts, while cattle in the 'fields uttered straig) Vries and leaped the stone f ehces to gaitf their stalls, and the sheep hud dled together bleating piteously. Color, which you know depends upon the light of the sun, filled many with usto&shuient.by its unusual appearance, for tlje clouds were in some places of a light red, yellow aiid brown; the leaves Oil tho trees and the grass ir the mead ows were of the deepest 'green1, verging oh 'indigo, tlie brightest silver seemed tarnished, and everything that is white in the sunlight bore a deep yellow hue.: , The shadows, which bofore noon fall to the westward and after noon to the eastward were observed during' the darkness to fall in every direction. . " i -The rain, also, was unlike any other iain, and it set all the people to wonder ing as they dipptd it from tubs and bar rels ; for a Bcum formed on it resembling burnt leaves, emitting a sooty smell, and this same substance was seen on streams and rivers, especially on the Merrimaoj where it lay four or five inches thick, fpr many miles' along its shore. Another peculiarity was' the vapor; in many localities it descended to the earth from high in the atmosphere; but at one point a gentleman saw the vapors, at; 9 o'clock.'rising from this springe and low lands ;'one column, ; he,, particularly no ticed rapidly ascending far above the highest hills, then it spread into a large white cloud 'and sailed off to the west ward, a second cloud formed in the satue wy,from .the Bme springs, but did, not rise as high as the firati ana m third formed fifteen minutes afterward. At U .'quarts S tep the nppprigostrbloiid was of a reddish hue, the second was green, indigo ftnd ..blue,' rind, ttie , third was almost white. ;!',;," 'i ,1.,',';.,'.''1','',,. ! .,So unwhojespni, was, .this vapor that small birds were suffocated in it, and nuihy of them so. frightened aiid stupe fied that they flew into the houses, add ing to tjiei eirs of ignorant people," who considerod p bad sign for a bird to enter a dwelling. . ";' "";-'- i , The commencement of the darkness Sv'as between tch and, .eleven ifa the fore noon (when the "men were busy in the fiejds and offices" and workshops, the women, spinning, weaving and prepar ing dinner, and! the ohildreh at ' sqhool, or helping their fathers aid mothers at' home), and it continued until tho mid dlo of the followinsr nirht; but the de gree of darkness-waried; in some places thedisk of the sun, was .seen when tne dankhess was the most dense.' ' '-" '. ; Lights were seoW burning in all the houses, and the people . passing out of doors carried torehes nd . lanterns, which were: curiously reflected on the overhanging clouds. - I Thousands of people 'fere snrA'tpat th,eed of 4he .world had co'nfe; many drtrrirtcft Ibeir work and fell on their knees to pray, others confessed to their .1 . 1 - . llM t. . J Jama .. , - . fellows the wroifgs they had done and endeavored fo.make restitution;, 4 ' The" Irieeting-Iurtlses "were crowded. and neighborhood prayerTneetings wcro formed, and the ministers and old church luenbers prayed Jong prayers, mention ing the nations and individuals of Bible times who had been destroyed' on ac count of their sins, and begging that as God had spared the great city of Nine veh when it repented, so He would for give ti cm, cucer tnem again oy ur light of the sun and give victory to their It is said that the Connecticut legis- ktore being ia sewkm, the members be- - frigh tewed when they could aoi see each ptliers faces, and motion was made to adjourn, w lea Mr. Davcu)iort arose and, said: , .. t(. Mr. Speaker, it is either tho day of judgment, or it, is, pot, , If it is, I desire to he found doing my duty, , If it is not, there is no need of djoiuniug. I move that candles bo brought, and that we proceed to brwiiiefc".,,1 ,., , . , - ., 1 : kAU the shivering, frightonod people began now to look forward to pveuing, hoping that as the. nioon -rose full ' at nine o!4ock her light would pouuta-ato the gloom; but, ail the oliiWren uwho ceased to ait. tip and see her, grew very sleepy, their strained eyes-were not re warded bsJior, beautiful ..beams, for at eight 'in the evening the darkness was total; one-could not distinguish between the earth and' the hoavCnS, and it '.was impossible to see a hand ibefore one's faool J' -i yi'-' ' .Vj :vi til a j 'Then all the weary children werc-sont to bed after the most honest prayers that they had 'evtr prayed, and the old people1 Sat up to' watch for the light iliat had never1 before appeared sd glorious. ' And nbvet'flawriWd'si'fairrr morning than the 20th"6f Mayj for tHe'silri"that opened ho flowers' and mirrdred itself in the dew-dros brought the eolor again to the children's faces, ' and fillod- dvory' heart vJithfcohfldence: w v ", "The1 birds sang'' joyously'Aue' cattle returned to their pastures, the places of. business liwere':,bpemed, and every one lwent"about'lnWUKiiie8srmore gcntlb toward1 man'and 1 more'gr'ateful toward ood: ;r1'i: , 'Ji,;n"j. U After tiieidarkiless was pavsed, several persons traveled about to gather all pos sible information concerning this, mem orable day, and Dr. Tenuy wroto an ao count of what he learned on a journey from the East to Pennsylvania. ' " He says the deepest darkness was in Essex ounty, Massachnsetts, tho lower part of t?ew Hampshire, and the eastern portion of Maine "(where my grand mother lived). In Rhode 'Islaud and Conhectibut it' was not so great; in New Jersey peculiai clouds were observed, but the darkness was not so uncommon, and in the lower parts of Pennsylvania nothing unusual was observed. , '''It extended as'far north as the Ameri can se'ttlettenis and westward to Alba ny, "but its exact limits could not be ascertained. v--'"! i-v'i - J tin' Boston the darkness-continued fonrteeh br fifteen hours, varying in duration at other places. '': '"lv : As it was impossible to1 attribute the darkness to Hn eclipse, the .wise people formed many, theories! -concerning it; being convinced,, that it , was,, due, to im mense fires in the woods, wipds blowing in opposite directions, and to tho .ooudi-, tion of the vapors; bnt.Hersohel says f4 The .dark day in Northern ; America was one of those wonderful phmjonjena of nature whichj will talwaya. be, read 11-ifli infprHKt hut- which, lllliloHOllhv IS at a loss toiexpl,"77a;4!yIi'V;-1 luater.in St. iclltaNommbet. J ,Ll .ii'l" l " J..J ut: : -ri ,.f,v; ' i Infantry vs. Artillery. , I Some curious experime'hts have been! madei in England for the. purpose of demonstrating the valne -of infantry as opposed to artillery,! .The result, was not such as was anticipated.. A half battery of artillory was represented by threelogs of .wood painted blook, each supported by a conple'of tree tics-. The guns were at full intervals and placed on a shelf of tho target butt, about twelve feet above the level of the range. In rear of each' srnn, at a distance of somo. four yards'; were placed, resting i a blightly-injlirif ed .position against the targot -butts a brown- blanket, on a frumei eight-, ifeet squara, These reprosented; the limbers and teams. The gunnery were, supposed to be kneeing in, shallow pits, i giving some. slight protection, and. were .repre sented by blackboards, four feet high by twenty inches broad, the top diminish ing like tlie summit pi a tomosym. Thore were five gunners to each gun', one gunner to each limber, and an offlc- er, In order to give an air 01 realism to ... fc' m . ' experiment . nre of wood and straw ' ' ' ' 7Bs kindled on one side of the guns, in order that the latter might be partly shrouded by smoke as they would be in action. ' Opposed io' these guns were two sections, each of ten picked marks men. The range was 1400 yards, and ten rounds per man were consumed in independent firing and tea rounds in volley firing. Two hundred cartridges were fired, and but a single dummy gun ner was tut. A Texas paper says boldly that Texas girls want leas restraint and more liberty tJ ariinn : mora kitr.hra mnA Imi narlnr : Ucwexerciae and leas soafa: more pud- ding and less piano. Tbe-tresnnW that trkejt tJ Bus- sisA palace at Moscow is oho or the most interesting sights. One -socs there all the crowns of thti airs otJtawiia from the time of the first Romanoff, also their scepters and corbnutToucliilfs, many of them presents from foreign, aosojrtiigns. A magnifloent chair of carved ivory was given by the" snjUu ofTTurkey." Here, too, are coronation -nbos snarkiiug with jewels, and an immeuse pair of boots ' which belonged to "Petur the 'Great MSUy ofthe ancient jbwels, necliaoes, oar-rings, etc, are kept bore in a glass case.' ' In a large hall, arrahKod in dif ferent groups, are all the'nresehta'whioh have ever been made to RussUW" for- yigu .jiiiiviil-b, utvur tauaarus, mower-of-pearl bowls, amber oru'aments,' aid all kinds of magnificent ' things: 'as well as many common 'ones.; Here1, as rn7 every corner of Europe, aro( souyenirs-of Na polwii.,. His portrait, in ful emperor's robos, is hung in one of the rooms and underneath it are the-beds on which he slept when he was in iMaseow.)' These are in a ball which is devoted to ancient equipages ,ud sftdOle Two of the lat ter were sent by the, sultan to Catherine II, and are coveted"" With pearls, emer alds, rubies and other precious ' stones. This empress used to ride astride, dress ed in male costume, with her hair float ing bvei her shoulders! Perhaps the most curious' thing of all is an old car riage whieh Was sent by queen' Eliza beth to the' czar Boris . Godonuff.' He .implored her to come and help him drive the , Turks out . of ;Eurorp,,, whereupon she sent him word she could not do that; but she made him a present of this car riage, on the front of which Boris is rep resented conquering the Turks. The palace is inside the, Kremlin wails. Some of the rooms are as .large and handsome as those in the St. Petersburg palace; the hulls of St: Alexander and St. George are particularly1 flue."' The ancient part is curious; the ceilings are low and supported by rafters "'that a tall man can touch With tho hand ; 'btit raft ers,' ceiling and walls aro covered 'with paintings aud decorations? ' The rooms which tho shall of Persia occupied are exhibited but. hq did. not' sleep on the bod, he preferred tho carpet; lhe only way to get about coraforabjy.in Mos cow in the summer is to walk where one wonts . to go. The streets are paved with cobblo-ston.es, and these Russian drivers have up meroy. on you, but .rattle ypu re lentlessly pver the, stones, at. the rate of twelve .miles an hour, so you are fortu nate; if you do not get a headache for the ;day',,.,As for conversation, that is u,ttor- - ly impossible in a carriage. But what a capital" place Moscow is for ladies to shdp inil " Opposite the Kremlin is tho Gastinni Di'or (strangers' court), an im me'hse Square block of two-story build ings. i'A' walk skirts all around the four sides' 'irrldiir'urf arcado,. oloiigVbloh ore mng4dKV8A-io1us; booths: In all directions run narrow, dark,1 mysterious passages, and th jfrtfo"f6flow them along you1 find henr'b'ned with shops of every descrip tion. "Theimildmg is all covered3 Over, and is payed' with stone--gutters run ning in the middle.' The walks are ob structed jrith boxesand'' merchandise, not to metn.beggjir-cydfen who sing out their .story in a very plaintive way. The,' shops are' small 'and mean-looking, most of diem'ot'. more thaq six feet square, and, tlie wares which are exhibit- -ed aire extremely ' cpmmqn...Bnt( onco let (he'rncrchant know that you under stand what yon'are buying,' and jio rnm magiis in all the dark liftle 'corners and brings out no. enil'of , reasures',' in tho shape of old silver mugs and tankards, chains 'and crosses, brocades, jfipe 'Rus sian laces,' unset eneraluV jUijrnoises and aquamarines, beside strings o real pearls and quantities of lapis lazuh arti cles. , He charges a good round sum for his goods, but will take machlcMf some times half. , A . speciality of , Moscow is the papier-mache , work, which I .have Men nowhere else in ,roch triljiant col ors. This, however, ia, quite, expensive. The Kremlin by -the right of tho full moon is a sight which,.' pays for many weary days of IraveLi' Every done ia the city stands oat "with wonderful dis tinctness, and all the delicate gilt cross es ghtter in the soft light Then the river winds about the city like a great snake, with the hundreds ef gas-lights on its banks reflected in the water. There are more than 1000 eharcbea in Moscow. Cor. Bo ton Jdvertiter. "Do yon mean to say portivrly madam, said a lawyer to a witness, "that the person referred to never k-ft his aative village after the day of his marriage V "I do" How do you know he never did ?" "Because I saw him bar rind in the village grave-yard the same afternoon."