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-, Hi . G. GOULD.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION :
Job pBiVTtvs of all dem-riptiotn fumlnhT to
order, uul guamilwd to prove satisfactory as to
qoUty. . .
Presidbkt Gkvst protests that he has
no designs upoa Mwrico.i'. "-; . ; j.i
. Thk spring style to check the rnnn who
talks : Tell him to " write the rest on a
. piece of paper, and ' yon will read it Sun
day afternoon. ' -.-. .-
Ho. John C. New, the successor of
Gen. Spinner, is described as slightly
built, and a little below the medium
height He has a benevolent and cxpres
. , ave face, and, though grown wealtliy, has
not let the weeds of pride keep pace with
his bank account, as many do.
A "Washington telegram states that
- the government has secured a liu,e
quantity of silver btMon. anl lb w. gj'
coining for fractional resumption will
be pushed forward at once. The bullion
now on hand will make two and a half
millions of dollars in Buiall coins,' and
when these are struck the Treasury will
commence redeeming f nationals at once.
'"It is believed," says the telegram,
' that the mints can keep up the sup
ply." Redemption .will not begin before
June or July. .
A womah who superintended an illicit
distillery in active use near Aaheville,
Ky., stoutly jef used to permit,an officer,
the other day, to levy on the property.
"Why I" exclaimed the revenue gentle
man; your 'distillery uses up the grain
-that would otherwise make bread 'for
starving women and children but his
feminine antagonist rising to the "occa
sion, muttered : " Sir, bread may be the
staff of life, but whisky is life itself."
The officer was extinguished. He was
speechless. He had never considered the
question Under that peculiar aspect .
The London Times, which is exceed
ingly stinted in its praise of everything
un English, has uttered a good word for
.Brother Jonathan. In its issue of April
8, in an article on the United States gov
ernment it .refers to Gov. TildenV mes
sage concerning the canal frauds, and
says: "We all know that at heart the
American nation is as sound as our own,
and equally capable of noble impulses.
The malpractices thus exposed are inex
cusable, but the corruption is not deep
. seated, and by no means characteristic of
the American people."
Jambs Lick, the eccentric California
millionaire, who deeded away nearly all
go lunmie, jasi summer, for a
"variety "of" benevolent" Tiurposes. has'
TOought better of it and now revokes
me aeeo. . ue says he wants to rtrovitla
for persons who have natural claims on
; him, and make some changes in liis other
; plans, and, as his health is getting bet-
ter, he thinks hewfll take charge of his
' benevolent projects' himself. The ni
i ference is that he will essentially carry
out his original purposes, however, and
he confirms all the acts so far done by
his trustees. But the latter object and
will not surrender the property.
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Thb youngest nuptial union that we
have seen recorded in many a day has
just been consummated in the quiet vil
lage of Yonkers, a suburb of New York
city. Master Mathew Mansfield and
Miss Fanny Oalftjnpjlq in f fhn
-public schools, and aged respectively
fifteen -and thirteen years, fell in love
with each other and were united in mar
riage. , .Besides beiflgTemarkable for the
extreme youth of the husband and wife,
the marriage is somewhat peculiar on ac
count of the manner in which it was
brought about The family of the girl
being strong Spiritualists and believers
in " affinities," thought the boy and girl
exactly suited to each other, and has
tened the marriage without the knowl
edge or the boy's parents. The latter
were highly indignant at first "but final
ly relented, and are now reconciled to
It is impossible that our government
should permit any longer the raid of
Mexican robbers across the Bio Grande
into Texas. , The line of the river is,
liwwever, maeiensible,. and -the true
rxmndary should be the mountains south
of it It has alwoys been the policy of
theUnited States to annex Mexican ter
. ritory, but to avoTfairyTmnecesBary'an
nexation of Mexican citizens. Henoe we
have persistently refused to exercise
protectorate over Mexico, while we have
annexed, slice after slice, her northern
provinces and proceeded to rid them of
their Mexican inhabitants. V!e shall
doubtless pursue the same course in the
ruture ana annex, probably by purchase,
the Valley of the Rio Grande. Tho na
tive population will then be compelled
to retreat southward, and we shall have
a new State with a defensible southern
boundary. - -
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Thb tendency of law to buttress the
institution of marriage and arf rights ac
cruing under it is" illustrated by the de
cision of a New Yorktase,!!! which
man on the eve of his marriage gave awav
nearly all of his property, .amounting
$150,000, his daughters "by a former
marriage. The wife, to whom he had
i-tha value of his estate before
betrothal, and who did not know of
secret conveyance for months after
marriage, brought suit to invalidate"
conveyance on the ground of her inchoate
rights of dower in the property. Judee
Van Vorst has just maintained her right
in a learned decision, showing
i neither the man nor the woman" has
right to convey property on the posses
sion of which a promise of marriage
been contracted and in. order to defeat
' the rights of the other party. It ia.not
necessary, moreover, for the wife
' - await her husband's death before moving
- lor the assertion of her rights, dswer
-" ; ng a right which is inchoate from
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WHOLE NUMBER 41
. G, GOULto Publisher.
Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Partyand the Collection of Local and General News.
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moment of marriage and of the posses
sion of property; under this decision, it
is inchoate -evetrfronu betrothal.. ;
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POLITICS AND POLITICIANS.
The Illinois Legislature has. passed a
law compelling public, treasurers t9 in
vest ' surplus moneys in 'government
bonds. 1 --. -
Gov. Lbsltb, of Kentucky, is a candi
date for the United States Senatorship
from that State. The Hon. James B.
Beck is his rival.
Thb New Haven Register asserts that
3,&30 pounds of mail matter recently ar
rived at Norwich, Conn., under the frank
of Representative Starkweather.
' "The town of Seaford, Del., unpatrioti
nally forgot its town election recently
an inadvertence which will compel an act
of the State Legislature to remedy.
Is five States of the Union the Gov
ernor receives a salary of but $1000.
These States are Michigay, Nebraska,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Ver
mont , - " ; ' ' ; ;
Ex-Gov. Vtxsxi, of New Jersey, has
resigned his office of Attorney-General
because he wishes to give more time to
private practice. Ex-Senator Stockton
and Mr. Jacob Vanatte tire candidates
for the position ' i
It is not expected that there will be
any controversy between Secretary Bris
tow and the new Treasuier relative '"to
appolntmentB ,in-the Treasurer's1 ofiioe.
New's friends state that he will insist
that Gen. Bristow-makell the appoint
ments. . " -
The new Legislature of Connecticut
stands as follows : Senate, 15 Democrats
to 6 Republicans ; House, 109 Republi
cans to 133 Democrats and 1 Independ
ent Last year the Senate stood 17
Democrats to 4 Republicans, and the
House 99 Republicans and 142 Demo
crats. . r". - v- - , v ,
- Flanagan, of -Flanagan's1 MfllA Texas,
retires from the United States Senate
with a remarkable record for a man of
his experience) Though a-'mttive of Vir
ginia, once a tanner in Kentucky, and a
cotton planter in Texasiie never smoked
a cigar, uttered a profane word, or drank
a drop of intoxicating liquor. .
Thb majorities for Congressman at the
recent election in Connecticut as com
pared with 1873 and 1871, are as follow
hut. Member!. 1875. 1873. 1871.
1. George M, Landers... 263 D. 1,266 B. 247 K.
Junea Phelpa. -897 D. 588 R. 23 R.
S. H. H. 8UiWBtttT. . 372 B. 1,764 B. 1.465 R.
4. Wm. H. Bvnnm.. ..2,180 D. 1,764 I). 1,076 D.
Reflected. . -
Concbbnino the personal appearance
of the new United States Senators :
Angus Cameron is not unlike Simon
Cameron in size, features and manner.
McMillan, who takes Ramsey's place, is
small man, with a black bearO ana a
Granger or rural air about him. Ran-
dolph, of New Jersey, is stall, corpulent
and broad-shouldered man, with full face
and bushy side whiskers. Like Bum-
Blue, - ue -IB EUiOWY aiiu ureases wau.
Pinckney Whyte, of -Maryland, is of a
delicate and aristocratic bearing. Ker
nan, of New York, is very Senatorial in
his looks, and looks as if he had six years
pf uninterrupted happiness before him.
Cockrell, of Missouri, and Withers, of
Virmma. both of whom were in the (Jon-
federate army, hava that hatdimd.rough
look of the Southern soldier. Andrew
Johnson looks admirably, walking around
the Senate chamber with an air of ease
and comfort Eaton, of Connecticut is a
small man. with gray fair and smooth face,
and has a look on his countenance of
perpetual anger. Jones,' of Florida, is a
gaunt broad-shouldered, ungainlyj
fellow, with sandy hair cropped down
close to the skull, and a smooth red face.
It is a frank and honest facealthough
not very handsome. . Hnxey, of, lexas,
is a tell and slim man, with lone goatee.
He was at West Point,' and a General in
the rebel army. McDonald, of Indiana,
is a great heavy man, with a big head
and full round face, and a look of intense
severity. Bruce, the colored "member
from MississipTpi, dresses well, and has
the bearing of a quiet and unobtrusive
Horses and Snails for the Table.
Since , the war .Paris haw .consumed
from nine to ten thousand horses a year,
and here, as in the principal German
cities, the growing taste for horse-flesh
has been very (narked. A prime, jaded
horse brings, at Paris, from $25 to 830,
and there are 48 plases in the city where
a man can eat all- the horses, and mules
and asses he pleases. It is furbished at
half the cost of beef, the juiciest cuts
fiinging from twenty to twenty-five cento
per pound. Horse sausage is also quite
popular ; the tongue, brain and liver are
served in tempting bits, while the fat is
utilized for butter. But asses, decayed
salmon roes, and unnatural geese livers
are not enough, and a new dish has ap
peared which will make the Gallic Jera
phim smack their lips ; it js the com
mon, slimy snail. Burgundy and Pro
venoe are the -seats tf the snail culture.
Throngs of women and children scour the
country, coiiecung me suaus. ui uimnim
numbers, and depositing them,- in little
tracts of land, enclosed -with simply
trail of sawdust This last the- snail
despises, and avoids its vicinity as
matter of preference. After incarcera
tion for two or three days, lie is permit
ted to starve, and then the plot is laid
out in patohes of turf intersected by
paths of sand. Above, boards are hung
to serve as shelter for the snails, which
instinctively gather in large groups.
The food provided consists in aromatic
plants, such as mint or lettuce. This
fed to them three times a day in enor
mous quantities. At the end of eight
days,, the snails beoome quite obese, and
besides have attained a very succulent
flavor. Then comes another period
starvation for several days, after which
transmission to market follows.- Gour
mands, it is said, prefer the snail when
taken wild,- so long as the capture
made in the fall of the year.
Coment Coffins versus Wood.
Prefecture of the Seine has
present under consideration new in
vention in connection with the burial,
the dead namely, the substitution
oement coffins for those made pf wood.
The thickness of the shell would not
three-fourths of an inch, and they
would cost about the same as very com
mon material, and far less than oak.
The corpses would, it is ajrgned, be more
perfectly preserved anq for a longer
period, and all mephitic exhalations
would be prevented. M. Ferdinand
Duval, Prefect of the Seine,, has refer
red this proposal for examination to
Council of Health,
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
A telegram, from Hofleton, Pm datad April
10, tajus itAreat Ore in the 8 took ton nuns
is raging furiously, and the flames are steadily
seeping into the mines thai connect with it
Every hour 'men ho are fighting the flames
are dragged . out insensible, overcome with
noxious gases. ' This fire is alarming the oper
ators, and tbey say it is more serious than the
All 'of ""Boas" Tweed's property, in New
York and-vidnJty has been seized by the" dty'
goverament to make good his stealings.
Michael Sullivan was hanged at New Bruns
wick, N.- J., on April 9, for the murder of
Daniel Talmage. .
A walking match between Daniel Olnaiy, -of
Chicago, and John DoWitt, of New York, of
100 miles for 1,000, came off" in the latter eity
last week, and was won by OXeaiy, who com
pleted the distance in 23 hoars, -62 minutes and
14 seconds ; the lust mile in 9 minutes and 18
seconds. DeWitt gave np on the 57th mile. '
A fire in New York last Sunday morning de
atroyed two or three brtildings, causing a loss
of about 325,000. Several buildings in
MiUerstown, Pa., were burned last week. Loss,
A dispatch of the 12th inst, fraa Haateton,
Pa., says: "The foes that the mine-owaere
now have to contend agair it, togefcer with the
turbulent strikers, are water and Hre. All
through this regn. watt is playing sad havoc,
and, if the miners' shouM surrender tornight, it
would require months to place the property im
working order. In the Stockton mine, the
flames are rag ihg With tremendous fury", and
spreading in all directions. Strategy has been
exhausted, and the only thing now thay-Arij
tinguish the fire is water, ami, when, this mine
is flooded, allotUers that connect with lt.mast
be filled. Ai the lowest calculation,' Wi by
this calamity wilVainpnnt to half a milfionV '
Chas. D. tTuonjpson, agept for the Cve
Foundry and ilachiije Shop, 'erf Providonce, B.
L, who was charged with being a defaulter to
the extent of 87,060, and who fled te New
York, shot himself In the' Hea6T while officers
were endeavoring to arrest him in the latter
city, inflicting a fatal wound.
The snow storm tlftonghoat New England
last week was the heaviest during the seasos.
Snow fell to the depth of ten and fifteen incfies.
The centenaiat celebration of the Anti-Slavery
Society was held in Philadelphia last week.
Business is badly prostrated throughout the
Lehigh (Pa.) Valley, on account of the long
continued strike of e tsoal-niiners."
' The strike of iherroh-workers shd pSdfllers
at Pittsburgh has ended, the workmen having
conceded to them all that was demanded.
The Superior Court has enjoined the New
York, New Haven and Hartford railroad from
issuing passes to members of the Connecticut
- The strike in the Lowell, Mass., "cottofi mills
is increasing in magnitude.
Patrick 0Shea was executed at St. Louis on
Friday, April 9, for the murder of his wife,"''!".
whem he literally disemboweled with a knife in
March, 1874. ; -
An expedition of 1,000 men is organizing at
Kansas City, and will start for the Black Hills
in a few days.
A special dispatch from Leave-worth states
that. 2,000 of thS -captive 'Indians escaped
from Cheyenne Agency and made for -the.
plains. The regular scalping -season will open
The Chicago 71 nfca discussing the proba
bilities of the coming . crop of breadstuffs,
states that though the fall wheat-, was badly
damaged by the sere winter- in mai places,
and the farmer's discouraged bj - Ufct year's low
prices, yet on the whole .the growth is thrifty
and gives promise of an anosually abundant
harvest and the production in the West may
be set down as fulljf up toihe average.
An Indian battle 'is reported from the Chey
enne Agency. The-hoetil luduuift, to the nam.
ber of. 2,000v became tired" of restraint and
broke away from the guard. ' Four companies
in pursuit of the fugitives were repulsed with
sixteen killed and wounded. . ' -
The highest price paid for live hogs in the
Chicago market this season is $9.40, at which
figure several lots were disposed of during the
past week. -
.Four coal-miners were crushed to death near
iCantonJ Ohio,' by the earth, caring in upon
them.' . ' :j J
A Jackson (Michi) jeweler has been convict
ed of writing obscene, matter on postal cards
and sentenced, to the State' Prison for two
Benj. L. Jessie, one of the oldest arid wealth
iest citizens of Clay county, Mo., has been con
victed of manslaughter in the first degree, for
causing an infant boy tq be left out in the coldJ
to perish. The child, which was frozen to
death, was his own, borne him by his 16-year-old
daughter.- J - -
Advices from the Cheyenne Agency repert
that the troops were badly whipped by the In
dians in the recent fight in the Sand Hills and
that the loss was much greater than at first
reported. ' ,
The trial of John D. Lee and W. H. Dame
for connection with the Mountain (Meadow mas
sacre in Utah has been postponed.
Commander Leroy Fitch, TJ. 8. N., aged 39
years, died at Logans port, Ind., on Tuesday
hat after several months illness.
A second party, consisting of 100 men and 20
wagons, left Sioux City ior the Black HiUslast
Wednesday, i 1 ' -'I
Eight" companies of United States troops-
six of cavalry and two of infantry have left
Omaha for the Black Hills.
A stage robbeiyby which Wells, Fargo & Co.
lost f 5,500, is reported from California. - ,
Upward of a thousand men have already left
for the Black Hills gold fields.
The St Louis, bridge last week passed, into
the hands of the Londoiibanker, Morgan,' and
the New York financial agent Hnmplireyai the
transfer being made-npder the fourth mortgage
bonds. A Chicago railroad man, named &eweU,
has been appointed Superintendent. . ,
Five thousand more Mennonites are'on their
way from Russia to the Western Territories.
The Mexican authorities have arrested
party of raiders on the way back from Texas,
with American plunder in their possession.
The situation of American settlers in the valley
of the Bio Grande is extremely disagreeable,
Brownsville is reported te be filled with Mexi
can cut-throats and incendiaries.
Eight negro men were drowned at Norfolk,
Vs., a few days ago, by the capsizing of
oyster boat. - - ? '
George W. Gayle the -man who inserted
advertisement in an Alabama paper, in 1864,
offering a reward of $1,000,000 for the'
of President Lincoln," and for which
he was imprisoned for' a long time in Fortress
Monroe, died recently at his home in Selma,
Ala. . ..
Last Week the Louisiana House of Repre
sentatives, by the decisive rote of 89 to 18,.
the Congressional 'award "according
the terms ef the Wheeler compromise as
basis of settlement. A resolution was adopted
to the effect that, without approving, the Legis-
lature will not disturb the Kellogg govern
ment, nor will any attempt be made to impeach
the Governor for his past acts, but he will re
ceive support in enforcing the laws and main-
taining the peace of the State; the settlement
to -remain unchanged until the- nest general
In accordance with the law enacted at the
last session of Congress, Secretary Bristow has
commenced the withdrawal of ractional cur
rency preparatory to issuing small silver coin.
.Ovec ftOO.OOO of the "small trash" has been
accumulated in the Treasury within the past
month, which is not likely to be reissued. "
fice-President Wilson has" abandoned his
contemplated European tour.
The Attorney-General has decided that the
government cannot lawfully enjoin the Central
and Union Pacific railroads from paying a
dividend on their stock before they have paid
their obligations to the government
All of the clerks in the Postoffice Depart
ment implicated in the recent mail contract
frauds, have been dismissed by the Postmaster
The detectives last week arrested crazy
man whe had been 'lurking around the White
House for several days, and who, it is sup
posed, had designs on the President's life. A
loaded revolver was found on the man, who
gave his name as John T. Lockhart, of In
diana. ' -
The rfatiqpal Monument Association is mak
ing another'eifort to secure the completion of
the Washington monument.
The Tilton-Beecher Trial.
Sntn-SEVSNTH Dat. Mr. Beech er continued
hjs testimony, which related almost wholly to
Mrs. Moul ton's sworn statement of her various
interviews with him, and im which, npon sev
eral occasions, according to fcer evidence, he
confessed and admitted the Jrath of Tilton'B
OHSTges, Each and every one of the materia;
points in kfB&i-3Ioul ton's evidence were flatly
con&acflcted by Mr.-Beecher. "J
Sixrr-EioHTH Dat. The direct examination
of Mr. Beecher was brought to lo. 1W
witnesa wound np with a solemn and emphatic
denial of guilt and-was- at once taken in hand
by Judge Fullerton, the great cnes-emaminer.
Brrre-KiNTB Dir. fadge Fullerton oootinued
the cross-examination of the great defendant
The famous letter of contrition, and several
ojher documents formed the subjects of some
Bharp questioning. . . ...
In order to ascertain who is the champion
billiard player in the Northwestern and Sonth
westenvStatea, an inter-State tournament un-
fderthe anspioes of the J. M. Brunswick &
Balke Co., billiard table manufacturers, is now
in progress at Chicago. The players who par
ticipate in the tourney are Miller, Maggiola,
and.Hoat, of Louisiana; Carter, Gallagher, and
Honing, of Ohio; Parker and Bhinea, of Illi
nois: McAfee, of lows; Durieign, oi jnicmgan;
Liverman, of Wisconsin; and Shaw, of Indiana.
The prizes aggregate $2,000, the first being
diamond star champion badge, valued at t250,
and 500 in cash.
A national congress of workingmen was held
at Indianapolis last week.
Two women and one man have been recently
sent from Washington city to the asylum for
the insane, having gone erazy on the Beecher
Cardinal Manning expresses a belief that the
church of Borne is " approaching a crisis the
most serious for 300 years," and adds that he
considers himself intrusted with a mission of
warfare. ' . 1 '
- The French government has sent instructions
to its consuls to summon, for the last time,
French subjects abroad who are liable to mili
tary Berviee, to have their nan&s registered at
the consulates. ' - ,
Paui Beynten,, of Philadelphia, receu'.'y
started from Dover to cross tbe English channel
in his life-saving dress. Owing to the boister
ous weather and the approach of darkness, the
daring swimmer was compelled to abandon the
attempt when only five miles from the French
shore. The. doctors certify that he ouW easily
have accomnuanea the reat,aa fa aa a visibly
distnrbefL The affair cans'
insje'- fat excite-
ment in Engtanu. 5 The C jf the Lord
Mayor of London tel 1. 1 i'i i congratula
tions to the bold Yankee.
A London telegram states that the Bessemer
steamer, constructed to overcome the motion
of the sea, has made a satisfactory trial trip
from Gratesena to Calais.
Pope Pins advisssjm alliance of all Catholic
powers against Germany. ' " -
. The German royenne:it has compVsil.a
LbiB abolishing all religious orders in that coun
try save those that are devoted to the nursing
of the sick.
Bismarck disclaims that he is an enemy of
the Catholic church. He is opposed only to
the Papacy, which was in enmity against the
goepel as well aa wish of the Prussian State.
The French government have contracted
Bohemia for 10,000 horses to be delivered
It is reported that the Turks have murdered
270 Christians in Rpumelia and Bulgaria during
the last three months, and that the names
the victims have been given to the foreign rep
resentatives at Constantinople. r '
The receipts, of the Bri K evVurnment for
the past fiscal year show a handsome balance
over the expenditures.
The attempt of Dr. Keneally and his sup
porters to have the Judges who presided at the
Tichborn trial removed and impeached for cor
ruption and partiality, and to have the Speaker
of the British House of Commons impeachsd
for the same reasons, have failed.
The Hot Springs of Arkansas.
The suit for the possession of the Hot
Springs of Arkansas has been decided
favor of the government This will
good news for the people living in the
straggling village, paying Jugh rents
claimants gf. tlw .soil without .being
aCoraea the poor protection of even
town corporation. The lands in dispute
embrace four sections, taking in the two
mountains, all the hot springs and
greater pottipir vjf the ' valley, with
"rat liohs as the center-of attraction.
The gbvernmert fill .probably establish
lasee hospitals : in, the valley and give
long kisses npon portions of the grounds
for the erection of hotels, residences, etc.
If the government acts wisely in
matter, the springs will in a short
become the most populous watering
place in the world. Pittsburgh Com
Snow has often "been called " the poor
man's manure, " and recent researches
have shown that it absorbs from the air
appreciable amount of ammonia, which
it imparts to .the soil when H melts.
r rom its loose texture and the amount
of air it contains usually about
times its own bulk it is a very bad con
ductor of heat, ana thus keeps the earth
warm by checking the radiation of
heat In extreme cold weather, the
is sometimes forty degrees warmer
the surface of the superjacent snow.
mountainous countries the snow,
melting and flooding the rivers, carries
fertility into districts that would other
wise be barren wastes.
Phexia Eppb, of Hamilton, asked her mother
to take a note for her to a friend of the family
living in a near Btreet The note when opened
was found to read : " This is a little ruse of
mine to get mother out of the house. Before
she can get back I will be on the cars with dear
Lorenzo, and before night will be married."
Iris the fashion in Cincinnati to give to the
public Probasco gave the great fountain ;
Sinton gave 450,000 to the Bethel ; Groesbeck
gava $50,000 for park music, and now Mrs.
Thomas Emery, a widow, proposes to give
$100,000 for the erection of a suitable bnilding
and hall for the Young Hen's Christian Asso
ciation, which shall contain a magnificent tablet
to her memory. '
On Friday night a firs destroyed N. P. West
heiraer't dry goods and drug store ; Jordan A
Co. 'a hardware store ; Morris Hill's furniture
store ; the Methodist church, and several small
buildings. Loss aboot $50,000.
A rms at New Lexington, O., on Saturday,
destroyed the hotel owned by John Savage :
A ms at Cincinnati last week destroyed the
John street car stable ; twenty-three Btreet cars
were consumed, and sixteen mules and one
horse perished. The loss is about $30,000.
A XAX named Lot Brown was killed by the
Western express, near Galion, on Sunday night
between Galion and Caledonia. He was walk
ing on the track, and was intoxicated.
Thk extensive paper mill of Yeatman Ander
son, at Cincinnati, has been destroyed by fire.
- John E. Ccnmcos, a prominent lawyer of
Sidney, an ex-Senator in the Ohio Legislature.
suicided at the Inter-Ocean Hotel, in Denver,
CoL, last week, by shooting himself in the
head. He had dabbled in politics far years,
and came within three votes of getting a nom
ination for Congress last fall.
Mas. Sabah Files died at Wilmington last
'WTOkteU-werrmeliuhdreU years, Dvo months
and twenty days old ;' born in Virginia, and
cam to this county over fifty years ago. She
was the oldest person in Clinton county.
Tjnoeb a new law regulating the salaries of
county officers, it is estimated that this State
will save about $240,000 annually.
Or the 1,330 students of Oberlin College 533
Bomer Gbifftn, of Lodi 114 oldest inhab
itant of this State.
Tub legal right of Gov. Allen to appoint the
Board of Commissioners for the State Reform
School without the confirmation of the Senate,
is about to be called into question at the insti
gation of ex-Commissioner John A. Foote and
other friends of the present acting Commis
sioner, George E. Howe.
At St Clairsville, in the District Court, the
case of J. H. Sullivan and others -t -'iiist the
city of Bellaire, was decided in favor of Bel
laire. . The suit was for the possession of the
public square in Bellaire. The ground is valued
t $30,000. The case will be taken to the Su
Thk old project of building a railroad from
Loveland to Hamilton, a distance of fifteen
miles, has been revived again by the Baltimore
and Ohio, and the lessors of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Indianapolis road. Should the
road be built the Baltimore and Ohio Company
can then run through cars to Indianapolis,
direct over the Cincinnati, Hamilton and In
dianapolis, Tr-pfring it one of the shortest lines
operated between Indianapolis, Baltimore and
Washington, D. C.
Patektb have recently been granted to citi
zens of this State for inventions and improve
ments as follows : Beer coolers, K A. Stevens,
Toledo; manufacture of lampblack, P. Neff,
Gambier; car couplings, M. Kurtzeman, Shelby
axle-skeins for vehicles, B. Snyder, Johnson's
Comers ; wash-benches, F. Way, Springfield
wardrobe : bedsteads, B.: G. HcClnre, Jamos-
I . ' " ' , .
I - o . :
machines' for erozing barrels. S. S. Steel, ILs
tin; grain drills, B. Euhns, Dayton ; machines
for, grinding lathe centers, M. R. Lemman,
A colohkd ma n named Wilson was shot dead
at New Paris, on Monday. It is said the mur
derer was Caldwoll Austin.
Ik a quarrel in a Cincinnati saloon, last week.
large, powerful young man, F. W. Wilson,
struck on the head -with his fist a man named
W. L. Burgoine. The latter went to his lodg
ingB and died, and at the post mortem it was
discovered that bis skull was fractured, at the
weakest point Burgoine belonged in St Louis.
Wilson is under arrest
Pennsylvania has engaged more apace than
any other Stats in the Centennial building,
Ohio comes next
Treating a Flesh Wound.
Every person should learn how to treat
a flesh wound. Every one is liableo be
placed m circumstances away H orn surgi
cal and veterinary aid, where he may
save his own hie, the hie of a mend,
a tieast sunrriv bv the exercise of a little
common sense, in tne nrst place, close
the hps of the wound within the hands,
and hold them firmly together to check
the flow of blood until several 'stitches
can be taken and a bandage applied.
Then bathe the wound for a long time
cold water, "should it be painful,
correspondent says, " take a paufnl
burning coals, and sprinkle upon them
common brown sugar, and hold the
wounded part m the smoke. In a minute
or two the pin will be allayed, and the
recovery proceeds rapidly. In my case
a rusty nail had made a bad wound
my foot The pain and nervous irrita
tion were severe, llns was all removed
by holding it in smoke fifteen minutes,
and I was able to resume my reading
comfort We nave otten recommended
it to others with a like result Last
one of my men had a finger-nail torn
by a pair of ice-tongs. It became very
painful, as was to be expected. Held
sugar smoke twenty minutes, pain ceased,
and prommed speedy recovery.
Now You Begin to Talk.
On a certain occasion the counsel took
some exception to the railing of
court on some point and a dispute arose.
" If the court please," said the counsel
and at the same time picking up a vol
ume. " -
" There is no referring to any book,"
exclaimed the court, angrily, "I have
decided the pi'nt"
" But your honor " persisted the
" Now, I don't want to hear anything
on the subject" yelled the court "
tell you again I have decided the p'nt"
" I know that." was the rejoinder. "
am satisfied of that ; but this is a volume
of Blackstone. I am certain he differs
with your honor, and I only want
show you what a fool Blackstone was."
" Ah, indeed, exclaimed the court,
" pow you begin to talk."
AGRICULTURAL AND DOMESTIC.
Watching for Father.
There's a little fane at Um window,
And two dimpled hands on the pane ;
And aomebydy'i eyea are ftxed upon
ine gate at tne end of tne lane.
The bills have caught the shadow
Which heralds the ooming night
And the lane, with its flowery fringe, grows dim
io Uio wetcners anxious aigot.
Where, half way down,
Like a glittering crown,
A firefly band have clustered
Bound an aster leaf
A royal chiet
A driven herd are mustered.
Away behind, -
With buay mind.
But a step that is light and free,
And a sunburnt face
On which the traoe
Of a bard day's work you see.
Conies the farmer home from toil,
unving toe cow oeiore mm ;
And the child-eyes, strained at the window there.
Were the first in the house that saw him.
Ah ! would, when the day is done
And 1 leawi my cares behind me,
I could have such a pair of winsome eyes
searciung tne mgnt to una me l
Around the Farm.
Thb Rural World says that when
sweet potatoes are transported the roots
should be puddled in a mortar made of
cow-dung and earth about as thick as
cream. This prevents wilting and causes
P. L. Calkins, near Iowa City, Iowa,
from March.ll to Dec 31, 1874, made
2,127 pounds of butter from an average
of twelve cows, four of them heifers, and
five aver twelve years of age. During
the summer they received no other feed
than grass from the praines. Hie butter
was sold for $638.
Harris Lewis, now President of the
New York State Agricultural Society, is
known to be a strong advocate of the
economy of .cultivating root crops. He
is reported, after trying numerous varie
ties, to now cultivate only the Long tied,
Ovuid, eud Yellow Globe Mangels t giv-1
ing preference to the Long Bed), and the
White Sweet (jterman turnips.
At a late mee tins' of farmers in Massa
chusetts one man from. New Hampshire
related his experience with a mare, which
had, in nine years, besides paying for her
own keeping, and two colts of hers which
he still held, enabled him by her colts
which he had sold, to pay a $1,600 mort
gage on his farm, and also paid the ex
penses of his son in college.
The following is a striking comparison
of the respective interest in sheep indus
try in the great progressive agricultural
nations of the world England, France,
and the United States. The number of
acres is given, also the sheep kept :
Great Britain and Ireland.... 47,000,000 34,000,000
ance S5,ooo,ouo 37,900.000
lited States i 407,736,041 28,477,951
If the United States supported as many
sheep per acre as Great Britain, her num
ber of sheep should rise from zo,UUU,UUU
Farmers, grade up your stock ; if you
do not feel able to buy and breed thor
oughbred stock, breed your eommon
stock this spring to none but thorough
bred males. Secure the service of some
of the thoroughbreds of your neighbors,
or procure one of your own or some re
liable breeder, and when once you nave
a lot of grade stock, either cattle, horses,
nogs or sheep, you will never raise scrubs
again, for farmers raise stock lor the
purpose of making the most money out
of their farms by feeding their crops
rather than sell the grain and hay
dealers. Then the kind of stock that
will mature the quickest and grow the
largest is the most profitable for meat
and it is now no longer a question, but
settled, fact that the grades of common
stock crossed with thoroughbreds are
more profitable to Western famers than
raising scrubs, while first cost of grading
up is small compared" to the actual
profits in dollars and cents. Too many
farmers just here are penny-wise and
pound-foolish; because they' cannot get
fine thoroughbred males as cheap
-ommon stock they don't like to make
the start to make the nrst outlay Dut
the world moves, and our stock must
improve with everythiag else. Western
Domestic Tool-Chests. Every fam
ily should have one of these. It would
save much inconvenience and expanse,
for all small lobs about the house could
then be done without sending for an ex
pensive mechanic. The cost of the ne
cessary tools should prevent no one from
providing them, as they would pay
1 1 , . i .. rp i-.. !
uit;nuseive 111 a, single yeur. j.u uegiu,
there should be a chopping or wood-ax,
a hatchet a saw, a claw' hammer, a mal
let several gimlets of different sizes,
augers, say a half inch and an inch, two
screw drivers, one large enough to screw
up bedsteads, two or-three chisels,
small plane, a pair of pincers, a pruning
knife, a jack-knife, a pair of Bheara, one
or two files, a carpet stretcher, a ball
twine, etc There should also be
assortment of 'nails, from spikes down
small tacks, a few brass-headed nails,
screws of various sizes, and the nails
these should be kept in a box, something
like carpenters carry, in separate apart
ments. The tools should be hung mp
nlaces marked out for them on a board
surface, where there should be an out
line of each made, so that when a tool
done with, it can be returned to the
place belonging to it You can
tell, too, when any tool is missing.
There should be a tool closet on
ground floor of some part of the house,
to contain a wide shelf, under which
there should be a suitable drawer to con
tain all that may be required in the
of light material. No house should
considered complete ' without such
closet and they should be provided
building a house. Once accustomed
such a great convenience, no one would
do withoutit Germantown Telegraph.
About the House.
Never try to extinguish a
with water. Smother the' flames
blankets or rugs.-
Chloride of calcium or glycerine,
added to shoe blacking, will prevent
latter's drying in the box.
The practice of heating milk in water
is quite common among the dairywomen
of Vermont and New Hampshire,
has been practiced by them from
early days of dairying in that portion
the country . .. . .
One cheerful face in a household
keep everything bright and warm within.
Envy, hatred, malice, selfishness, '
and a host of evil passions,
may lurk round the door, they may
look within, but they can. never
and abide there ; the cheerful face
put them to shame and flight
IiAMF-OHTanrET Clianing. It is,
not generally known that cleaning
k-. p chimneys with a rag, on a table
fi il., or wire, or something of that
v il' cause them to break on lighting
li r p. The best way is to put the
cx the top, then steam then inside with
ycur breath, then rub with clean paper.
A Good Cake Receipt. Three curia
of sugar, one of butter ; beat together,
and the yolks of seven eeaa well beaten.
add one cup of sweet milk, four and a
half cups of flour, the whites of seven
eggs, beat to a froth : two teasDoonfuls
and a half of yeast powder; flavor to
suit the taste. This makes nice large
Recipe fob Sponge Cake. Dissolve
three-quarters of a pound of sugar in a
gill of cold water, and bring it to a boil.
Have the whites of six eggs beaten to a
stiff froth. Add then the yolks of six
eggs together, beating them thoroughly.
Then pour the sugar in very slowly so as
not cook me eggs, star in one-half
pound of flour. If managed rightly this
makes a spendid cake.
How to Make a Valuable Recipe
Book. Every housekeeper should have
her very own recipe book a book of
her own creation, of gradual growth and
proved excellenoe, and we propose to
show our lady readers how to make one.
In the first place buy a blank book and
write your name and the date on the first
leaf. Divide the book into as many differ
ent departments as you wish, heading each
page with the department to which it be
longs, as follows: Recipes for cleaning.
recipes for soups, recipes for cooking
meats, recipes for cake, and so on
through family cooking. Then comes
cooking for the sick, care of the sick and
all the various things that are a part of a
woman's duty, and for which, unfortu
nately, there is no school but experience.
Number your pages if they are not num
bered in the beginning, and make an in
dex, leaving blank spaces in the index to
correspond with the blank pages between
departments which you do not expect to-
fill imtnediately. Write down under
these different heads every recipe which
you have actually tried, or the results of
which ywi - have-seen in the houses of
your friends, and enter the page in the
Mr. Spinner's Signature.
A writer in the Indianapolis Journal
says : " The law requires all notes,
bonds, and interest coupons issued by
the government to bear the signature of
tne Treasurer, in former tunes, before
the invention of greenbacks, and when
the bond issues of the government were
comparatively insignificant the Trea
surer used to affix his personal signature
to them. When Gen. Spinner came into
office in 1861 he still pursued this prac
tice for a while, and nearly killed himself
in the monotonous manual labor of writ
ing his name. It soon became evident
that the work was greater than any man
eould do, and left him no time whatever
for other more important duties. So
when the first issue of government notes
was made, in the summer of 1861, a
different arrangement was made. These
notes were receivable for Customs duties,
and, being payable on demand, were
called demand notes. The whole amount
then issued was 860,000,000. This was
before the government began to print its
own notes. These demand notes were
engraved and printed in New York, and
sent to the Treasury Department at Wash
ington to be signed by the Treasurer and
Register. As the theory still prevailed
that they must be signed by hand a force
of about eight clerks was organized to do
the work by deputy, one-half' acting as
Deputy Treasurers and the other as De
puty Registers. At first the words for
the had to be written in, making the
signature read 'John Jones, for the
Treasurer,' or for the Register, as the
case might be. Afterwards the words ' for
the were engraved, and only the signa
tures had to be written. The signing of
the $60,000,0000 of demand notes occu
pied this force of eighty men abont six
months, from August 1861, to February,
lba. Although the government credit
was good at that time, it was even then
sorely pressed for ready money to meet
the heavy expenses of organizing and
equipping the army. Thus the demand
notes were called for faster than they
could be signed, and it often occurred
that the whole forty of clerks was Kept
at work till near midnight signing bills
which would be cut and trimmed early
the next morning, and in some Paymas
ter's chest before night It happened to
the writer to have charge of the work,
and he well remembers the high degree
of gratification evinced by the then Secre
tary of the Treasury, Mr. Chase, on
learning that the last sheet of demand
notes had been signed without the loss
of a dollar. These were the last govern
ment notes signed by hand."
A Famous Squash Root.
The big squash of Amherst Agricultur
al College farm, which grew so stoutly
that it burst several iron cages, and final
ly lifted four thousand one hundred and
twenty pounds (and of which a plaster
cast is is preserved), had enough roots
underground to feed it for its herculean
The squash vine was washed out
its roots by the continued use of a garden-hose
for twenty-fonr hours, and the
whole root system was spread out oh
floor and carefully measured. The main
branches were each 12 or 15 feet long, and
aggregated some 4,000. One of the
seventy nodal roots, 4 feet long, had 480
branches, and a most careful estimate
of tnehamifications of the rootlet based
upon the actual measurement of the di
vision showed that the squash vine had
between 15 and . 19 miles of roots.
Reckoning the number of days it had
been growing (52), it was found that
must have made on the average 1,000 feet
per day, and on favorable days abont
CoL Clark, the President of the Ag
ricultural College, says that while this
growth was going on, and the big squash
was expanding and lifting its enormous
burden, great drops of sweat stood
over its rough rind, proving that it felt
the great task imposed npon it
The Erring Typo.
haps, After all, neither the bad writer,
weary compositor; nor the vindictive
proof-readar is always to blame for news
paper errors. There is an evil genius
who presides at every printer's case
whispers in his ear the word that
the meaning of the sentence
makes it say precisely the opposite
what was intended. The most intelli
gent compositor in the world could
hit the words necessary to make
complete changes that are made in put
ting apiece of manuscript in type.
is easy enough to mistake a word, but
always light npon one that can take
place and exactly reverse the meaning
the writer, requires a skill that is more
than human. If there are any scientific
persons who can explain this thing
any other way, let them speak. Louis-
Thk St Louis Globe gives a new
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notices 10 cents per line each insertion.
Simple announcements of marriages and deaths.
and ehwehastd a, nmtsa; aeatiityatijitoas wrtd :: f ::
xree. Any aaaiuons to obituary notices win oe
charged 6 oenta per line.
Favors must be handed in as early as Tuesday
morning to insure insertion the same week. '
Communications npon subjects of general or lo
cal interest an solicited.
The air bites shrewdly it is very sold. HarnUU
Come, gentle spring ! ethereal mildness, come.
O Thompson, void of rhyme as well as reason, -How
oouldst thou thus poor human nature hum
L Here . no sucn i
The spring ! I shrink snd shudder at Ira name
For why, I find her breath a bitter blighter,
And snffer from her blow aa if they came
from Spring the fighter.
Her praises, then, let hardy poets sing,
And be here tuneful laureates and upholders
Who do not feel as if they had a spring '
Found down thei shoulders.
Let others eulogise her floral shows ;
From me they cannot win a single stsuza.
I know her blooms are in full blow snd so'a
Her cowslips, stocks snd Hues of the vale.
Her honey Vloeeoms that you bear the bp'. at ;
Her pansy, daffodil and primrose pale.
An things I sneexe at
Smitten oy breezes from the land of pUgu1. -' -To
me all vernal luxuries an fables ;
Oh ! when's the spring in a rheumatic leg
Stiff as s table's I
1 limp with agony; I wheeze and cough.
And quake with ague, that great agitator,
Nor dream before July of leaving off
In ahort, whaieTur pauegyzks be
In fulsome odea too many to be cited,
The tenderness of spring is all my o.
And that is
Wit and Humor.
A heavy business Importing
No meal is considered complete now-a-days
without a dictionary.
When a Cahnuck (Tartar) has a mar
riageable daughter he flies a flag from
the top of his house. -'
A faded blossom nipped in the bud
is no more sorrowful than pale beauty
nipped in the waist by tight lacing.
Why is Gibraltar one of the most won
derful places in the world ? Because it
is always on the rock, but never moves.-"
In Beloochiston when a 'girl agrees to
marry a ypung man, and then flunks out,
the mother can lawfully claim one of the
maiden's ears, and the maiden can walk "
off on the other. -
Take life easy, and don't always be try-
ing to beat the sun up. 'You may win
for a while, but in the long run you are
sure to be beaten, and some morning it
will rise when you don't
The Maine County Commissioners have
forbidden smoking, chewing and games
in all the jails in the State, and the Ken
nebec Journal is apprehensive that those
institutions will be depopulated. -
Lord Mobpeth used to tell of a Scotch
friend, who, to the remark that some
people could not feel a jest unless it was
fired at them with a cannon, replied :
' Week but hoo oan ye fire a jest out of
a cannon, mon! '
A late issue of the New York Graphic
contained a portrait of Byron's " Maid
of Athens" as she looks now. She is, no
doubt an estimable old lady, but her ap
pearance is such that no one can wonder
the poet wanted ms nearx dock.
" Augustus dear." said she, tenderly
pushing him from her, as the moonlight '
, , , , i i ti
Hooded tne Day-winuow wuora uiny
were standing, " I think yon had
better try some other hair-dye, your
moustache tastes of turpenune.
Barrister (to witness) Now, sir, what
is the character of the plaintiff in this -suit?
Witness Her character is slight
ly matrimonial. . Barrister What do you
mean by a slightly matrimonial charac-.
terf witness She s been mamea xnree
The St Louis Globe thinks the most .
melancholy spectacle in the world' is a
cold pancake. The Louisville Journal
thinks an empty Dottle, wnere were is no
chance to fill it 18 a melancholicker. ""
Each editor thus reveals what is, to him,
the staff of life.
" Which like you beet," my friend inquires, :
A maid extremely bold or any f
M No man of sense, I think, admires -
A leering or a lowering eye.
Far me, the jmte milieu 1 seek; .
I faijr would leave alone' - '
The girl who rudely slaps my -cheek, .
Or Toltmteera her own I" . r -
Pebexbb got a little tired of returning
the bow of an unoomfortably polite man
in his establishment and finally gave
the polite man this conundrum at point
blank range : " Sir, what would become
of the hours if the minute hand stopped -to
bow to the second hand every time
they met !"
Alonzo Ladd, of St Johnsbury, is
comfortably off for parents, having six in
all four of them, of course, by marriage
and none of them less than 80 years of
It is sad to see an orphan boy run-
rung around the world with no one to
love, none to caress, but here is A. Ladd
who has parents and to spare. .
The Fatal "Swirls."
MWh haa been written of the fearfully
grand scenery of the Colorado river. This .
remarkable stream has terrors ,putof .
sight more impressive tnan its cono
walls, and "more dangerous than its
The uoioraao river u
awirld." so-called. They occur every
where, but only at high stages of water.
A bubble rises from the bottom, and
breaks, with a slight sound, on the sur-
face. The water at the point begins a
rotary motion, so small that an inverted
tea-cup might cover it Larger and
larger grows the circle, till a surface of
forty feet in diameter is in motion, spin
. . . , s i. T - ;
ning round a runnei-eimpeti iw
centre, two or three . feet across at the
top, and coming to a point in the depths
below. . . ..
Often a large tree, floating down tne
stream, is caught, and its foremost end
thrust in the air-twenty or thirty feet
while the other passes underneath, the-
exposed end to be slowly drawn uown
again, and to disappear. Three soldiers
deserters from Camp Mohave passing
through the ravine in a skiff, immediate
ly below the fork, suffered their craft to
mn into a swirL
1 One of their crew, at the first Jntima- .J
tion of danger, threw himsell overboard
beyond the charmed circle ; and aa ho
swam away he turned his bead and saw
the boat spin round and round until,
one end being drawn into the vortex, and
the other upheaved in the air, it slowly
sank, as it revolved, into the turbid
bosom of the river, its human freight to
be seen no more ; for the Colorado river
does not give up the dead rno corpses ,
lodge on its shores. - J . .
word Hopkins University gets $3,148,840, and-"hot-gunned.''
I, the Johns Hopkins Hospital 3,076,187.
- The final settlement of the estate oV;
the late Johns Hopkins, of Baltimore;'
shows the property to be worth $7,145,'
841, even putting some of the railroad
mt-smlr at vaw 1w vnlnatirma The .Tnhnfl '