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JAMES REED at SON, Prop'rs. 1
ASHTAIIUI-Ar : : OHIO. NEWS SUMMARY. Important Intelligence from All Parts. Congressional. ¬ port on the RpnfTord-Kollotr content nn presented and mid, and rcenliitlons were re ported on the l. The majority report, pre aiueo ny nr. mil llia.l, eliaws Mr. KclloMe wlrn having- securi-d bis election to thp Senate Tby threats, the uno of money, promisee of office, and ol her cftrni pt praot lees, and reolu tlons wcro reported declarm; that "iiooord- mt to me evHicnce now known to the Hen ale" Mr. KelloioT wua not, and Mr. Bpolford was, eboaen to a spat In tho Senate by the .ougaiia I.cirlslature. The minority report was road by Mr. Hoar, and slffned by Moswra. , tne evidence whereby the elfort wan belng made to deprive Mr. hellnjnrnf his seat "la not only unworthy of resfioot or orodit, tint It la. In many instances, wholly Irreconcilable a 111 . undisputed ruot, and Kelloair him met and overthrown It at every point."' Tho minority resolution dcclaro In favor of Mr. Kellnea's claim to the Meat. A Iter discussion by MitHHra. Hour, Hill and Kellnior, a motion to print the men, huh rcirone w,iHrcsi to . . . . NeVorai committee reports were mado. and a bill w- Introduced by Mr. Klrkwood to enilble the Commissioner of A irrlciilture to tent the prac ticability Of IliatlllltU'l Oritur Suintr nn m I...-... scale irom aotannln and suuur-cnno 'I he House hill appropriating- 4Mai.aa1 to continue the public priming-, provided that the entire sum appropriated for priming- fir the year uuii , cauiw, cuj.isaj, wu paseisi. House. Among tho bills introduced were the followlnir: lly Mr. I'hclps, pruvldlmr lorioe ireo paanairn or Irish Immigrants on tho return voyaire of tho shin toimtelliition. alxiut to siart for Ireland with provisions for ,u,- r.iu'-i iiik peivtHiury or initl Isliltitl; by Mr. Price, amending the National Hunk act in ro- 100 mi me oioiriiMiiion or cui-roiiry: by Mr. Athertou. rodin-in the Kiiluryof the PreM'dent to ."i.lisl Mr. KIIIh Introduced a Joint res,,, lotion requesting the "resident tonotlfvtha oernmein nt ureal lirttHiii of thonbrogu tlon of the t'la tou-lliilwer treaty, under which the Government of the I'liltcd NtHtcs admitted Great llrltiiln to a Joint protectorate with itself ever any canal, water-way or com- tnuntcation to be thert-ill ter ctiiblii.hcd ovet or through any of the HtatcHof hnaul'h Amer ica, between the Atlunrlc and the Puciria leenns....Mr. Young Ititi-odius-d a reaolution declaring that the political complications and the coullietg of Nitioinil lutcrcti and Juris diction likely to grow out of the oon-t met Ion of a wnter-wiiy across the isthmus which oon-n'-ets the continents of North and Nuuth America are of so dangerous a character aa to greatly outweigh any advantage likely to re sult from auch oiiKtructioji Ui the Republic of North or Houth America, or tho Nations of Kurope. wit ttmi.no Intercut of the people of the ("nited states ntpiiiea any such work, and roiiticrttlnir the I'rcxitlcnt to confer with the OoverniitcntH of our sister Republics of Houtli America upon the American policy In regard to maltcra likely to brln(j ii H and them In conlllct with Kuropean Powers, and that ho lie authorised to oall an Inter national convention of rcprosentntlvnn from this (jovornmcnt and the ilepiililica of Houth America to tuke into coiiHbleration tho policy nud meaHiinia wlileli hoold be adoited for piutual aiifuly and protection nriilnat any po litical luUucnco which the (lovorninenta of F.urope In any itiHiincr attempt to exorcise In the atraira of I he American Government. . ..Mr. ituytie followed with a reaolution ravoritur the riioponed canal, and requoHttnir the I'reHidcnt, f. In hla Ofilniou, It lie neoiwiHary to lake any atepa to thoroiiKhly iiKeertuin and protect tho rilrtltaaiid iiilerenta of the t'nlted Htiiten In n- faid to the propoaed canal, to nntrotlnto auch reatio a are ueceaaary to cITect thia pur- rtoHe Mr. KIIIh' rcRotutlon wait referreil to he Committee on Interoceunlc (Jannl. and tho otbertwonwoluttoiiKtn thy C'ouimitto on For eifrn Affalia, Sknatk. -The bill invorporntinfr tho National Krliicatlnnnl Aieioclatlon waa dla-ou-aeduu theZbl ...The liencva Award bill waa further oonaldert d and debated. HotfSF.. An excitiiij; personal con troveray occtlrnxl, vrnwlmr out of a chnrirc made by Mr. Oartlold that Mr.TowiiHhcnd had. the day before. In a deceptive ninnuer.ai-curt! tlie reference ol a bill innklnfr aevenil reduc tion In dot lea to the L'oininitteo on Itevls.on nt thel.nwa Instead of tliat nn Waya and Meana, the nilea niilrliLf that nil bllla relailuir tn revenue aliiill Im refcn-eil to tho hitler coinmltioe. Mr. Uartleld moved tti amend tho Journal n aa to roter the bill to the t'ommlttee on Wava and Meana. The Speaker eiilertalnlnK tho motion, Mr. Nlcholl moved to lay It on tho table, which waa lurreud to 1 lei to in. Mr. Townaheiid then moved to rcooniddcr, and lay that motion on thu table! rejected 114 to 131. Mr. Towuxhcnd thou desired to withdraw hla motion lo reconsider, but there boinir an ob jection theKpeakcr ruled that the motion waa not now In poaaoaHlon of tho ireutlunmn from IlUuula miwnMbeud.l but waa under tho coin rol of the House, and If objection wuru made the motion tn reconsider could not be withdrawn. Mr. Townshond appealed from tola deoisliai, and, on motion of lr. Uartluld, the appeal waa tabled 1!U to Wl. Tho motion to reconsider was dually agreed to 1-51 to 111 afler which a war of words ensued. Mr. Townshond Indignantly ro setitlno; Ihn caarire of deeition on his part: he said he proposed to hold Mr. IJarllcId per sonally responsible for tho chara-e of decep tion, and that If be meant to Insinuate that he (Townbetifli had Intentlomilly deceived the House, he tlarlleld wua irullty of a wlllrul, de liberate falsebiHsl. After a dispute lasUnir most of the afternoon an adjournment wua taken without rllsposliiK of tho subject. Senatk. Tho (iuneva Awitrd bill was further debated on ttieth. llot'HK. Tho entire aeaaiou, which lasted until nildnlaht, waa devoted toadlscua- slon relative to the disposition tn be made of Mr. Tnwnsheml's bill nMtuclnir the dutlcann curtain articles, thu peiidiiiv resolution tielus; oneotTeriHl by Mr. Mcl.ane, declarlnir that 111 the opinion of the House tho rcfei-euce of the bill to Iho t'ommltteo on the Kcvlsionof the Laws was meorreit under tho rules, and that such coiaialileo should be dlscharaed from Its further tstnsbleriitlou, and thu hill be referred to Hie Committee on W ays and Menus, lly filibustering pna'eedlntra tho oponeiits of the resolution sucocisled In pnivontlnv a diidslve vote ta-inv taken theroou undur a uiotloll for the previous tiuesttuil. Sknatk. Mr. Cameron (Pa.) iu troduocd a Joint resolution en the H-tth prte vldluff for a ronimlsslon to consider and re port what learlalnrlon la noerliwl for the better regulation of commerce auionif the Uiatea, the commission to consixt of throe Senators, three Iteprt'seiifatlves and three citizens to be apiailntcd by the President, who shall sit dur lua tlie rtHfsa, and Inuuiro Into the conditions that will most favorably alfect transportation of commerve nmonk' the Htntea, carrleil by land and water roiitua aceurlnif thereby to the people the rconiriKi liicllltlea ut tile lowest rates, the areatest oertauily ami economy In time, and thai will prevent unjust nlserlmltia tlon, aud to report tbelr recommendations to the next 1,'ouifrcss The bills Incorporallnir the National IMucnttoliill AssiM-lntfon and to provtile for IfSnliur patents ror public lauds claimed under the Pri-cuiptlnn and Honio alead laws wore psnsud. . . . Adjuurueil to tho nab. HifTSE. After a lnngthy aontroverxy oves (lit Mol.aijtt resolution relative to the reference of Mr. Towusbuud's bill reduolnv the duties on eeitalu articles the Journals of the t :d. iwt and K4tn wcrtt approved, anil the rcsolin iun dlsonHrvlu; the Oonimlitee on the Kevlriou of the Laws from tho further con sideration of Mr. Townsbend's bill waa airrecil t. VI lo UO -and Ihel-ill was then referred to the VVuys ami Means ( iluilllllte I4U to US 1hirt-f'.ur lh-uuKTals aud Uiveubavliura vp lug with the mujorlly. From Washington. The (on of irx-Suimtot Christlaiify mphalicalljr denies hla step-mother's cliaixe of a corrupt bargain tielaeon his father and the late Zartiarlah Umndlcr. This Senate, in execulive icasion on the 'sl, rejected the President's nianluations for Censui BUervlors In the First, bcoui and Klevanth Ohio Dlslrlcts. Waiiunuton dispatchoa of the 24th say that the Interior Department had been Informed that lar(e numbers of Hitting- Hull's band had rermiily applied at Fort Feck for rations, and offered lo surrender their arms aud pottles. These surrenders, secretary Di httraatatarl, wtrnld have to las. made to the lullltaiT post. The Secretary said he bad every reason to believe that Die remainder of the Ute Indians engaged In tlie Meeker massacre would be brought In without delay. One of the lndlaus captured by Jack, and than In Washington, had been Identified by Mrs. Meeker as having acted In a friendly manner toward the laules during captivity. Ouray and the other Ute chiefs left for Colorado on the avenlca; of the !44th. The Proficient haa nominated A. JS'ewtun Fettls, of Pennsylvania, to be Asso ciate Justice of the bupreine Court of New Mexico; James B. Augell, President of the elichlfuii Uulversltj, to be F.ovoy Extraor dinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United Butes to China, rice George F. Seward, recalled; and John F. Swllt, of Cali fornia, end William H. Trescoit, of South Carolina, to be Commissioners to China to negotiate a treaty. On the 24th General HalbertK. Taine, Commissioner of Patents, tendered hit resignation. The East. Thi Rhode Island DcmoeraU mot In State Convention at Providence on the 22d and nominated Horace A. Kimball for Oot ernor; 8. P. Slocumfor Lieutenant Governor; W. B. Hallett for Secretary of State; II. J. Carroll for Attorney General ; 1). B. Pond for Treasurer. Tlldrn delegates were chosen to the Cincinnati Convention. Resolution! were adopted denouncing the provision of the State Constitution requiring real-estate qualifica tion for foreign-born dtltena; the employ, ment of United States Marshals and soldiers at the polls; the alleged Electoral-Commission fraud of 1876, and the third-term policy ; declar ing that tho men elected In 18S0 shall be Inaugu rated; for the honest payment of public dobta in such currency at Itt termt Imply, and pres ervation of public faith ; opposing a third term, etc., etc. The Pennsylvania State Greenback Convention met at llarrleburgon the ld and elected delegates to the National Convention to bo held In Chicago on tht Oth of Juno, The dclcgatci were Instructed to vote for Hen drlck B. Wright for President The resolu tions adopted regard nationality, eurrcDcy re form, a:id rights of lalavr aa one and insepara ble; declare that the United States shall Issue all currency, gold and silver and paper, all to be free legal tender for all purposes, public and private, and that there shall he no banka of Issue, State or National ; extend party synl pathy and active co-operation to tht working men of California In their efforts to" combat the evils of Chinese cheap labor, anA declare that full restitution should be made to soldiers for depreciation of the moDey In which tucj were paid. , A New York dispatch ol the 23d says the total arrival there of Immigrant so far during the month reached 13,720, more than double the number for the same time last year, between 8,000 and 4,000 more were known to be on the way. A majority of the newcomers are Germaus. Archbishop Wood, of Philadelphia, hat Issued a circular condemning secret societies as dangerous to civil society and, Injurious to the interests of religion. The persecutor of Kov. Dr. Dix, of New York, was discovered tnd arrested In Baltimore on the 34th. Ills name It Eugene Fairfax Williamson; his age, forty, and his place of residence, Pittsburgh. He said he did not know what prompted him to tend the letters, postal-cards, etc, at hit victim never Injured him In any manner. On the 21th the tirat coal charter of the season was made at Buffalo, at ttvenly Bve cents per ton to Chicago. liiKitE wero heavy snow storms throughout tht Eastern States on the night of the 24th. ... A vew days ago the family of Edward Westlako, six persona, residing In Brooklyn, N. Y., were poisoned by an Infusion of liai son weed, drank by mistake for tea. All had recovered except one on the 24th. On tho 24th Dr. Cable, a prominent Pittsburgh (Pa.) phyaldsn, fatally poisoned his ten-year-old son by giving hltn a teasioon ful of morphine by mistake for some croup remedy. Tin New York State Convention of the National Greenback-Labor party met at Albany on the 34th. Patrick E. Ford, George (). Junes, James E. Wright and Samuel Lovell were chosen at dclcgatcs-at-large to the Chicago Convention. Keaolutlons were adopfr. ed substantially like those adopted by the Pennsylvania Convention. Accohdino to a New York tulegrnm of the Both Edlion claimed he bad ascer tained the cause of the cracking of tome cf the globes containing tits Incandescent car bons, and had found moans of removing It. This, he said, would obvlateVie necessity of annealing the globes, aud keep their cost at twenty-dye cents apiece. . . . i. . On the 25th Kov. Dr. Dix had an in terview with 'Gentleman Jo"' Williamson, In the course of which the latter expressed groat contrition tnd protested hit Innocunco tn an intention to levy blackmail, att. uay er, of the poat-oltlce, bulloved the culprit, was "guided in lilt work by soma Insane lm pulso." Dr. Dix thought be should be brought to punishment for tlie sake of ex ample, i West and South. The United States Clrouit Court at betrolt has sentenced the late cashier of the Flint Natloual Bank to the poulteatlary for Dvo years, for defrauding the bank. Tun State Convention of the National greenback party of Tennessee hat been called to meet at Nashville, May !, to choose dele- gales to the Chicago Convention. Tim Minnesota State Democratic Convention to choose delegates to tlie Cin cinnati Convention v. Ill meet in St. Paul on Uieaothof May. On the 21st, at Evnnsvillo, Ind., a atlcrophnne was placed on the pulpit of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, aud con nected with telephouet in the honses nt a number of tuririu and aged members who Were unable to attend church torvlce. By tills means Uiey wore enabled to hear the entire service, organ, choir and preacher, quite dis tinctly. I John B. Guibleb waa lately sen U'lKud to sixty days' Imprisonment in the Chicago Jail for having attempted to bribe a Juror In a civil case boforo one of the city courts. A private detective named Patten, who Is said to have been the ffo-between and to have paid the monnv, Wat arrested at Wa mogu, Kansas, on the 8Ud. On the 24th Judo Moron, of the Cook Couuty (III.) Circuit Court, rendered a decision substantially holding tliat persona nut freeholder! art debarred from serving on Juries In Illinois, lie tald the common law provided tliat a freehold qualification was necessary for Jurors, and at there waa no pro vision of any State law repealing this prln-' clplo, but, on the contrary, the statute re quired that " a Juror should be free from all legal exception," he held that nou-freehold-ert were uol competent to torve. Tin Illinois Supreme Court, in the case of the City of Chicago against the sure ties of David A. Gage, lately defaulting City Treasurer, hat lately decided that the fact that the boiidsmun tlgued In blank, leaving ctrtalo hlanka to be tilled, did not Invalidate: the bond. The Court held that the sureties signed the ptor knowing It to be a bond, and that tht contingent circumstances were such that they must have kaown that age was to adt at Treasurer, They made tbeuueWea re sponsible for the faithful performance of his duties at tuch olhrtal, and In reality each one constituted Usge bit tgout to complete the bond. A special to the Denvor Tribune, dated March 23, says Indians had lately at tacked a party of tlx meu near Bauta Barba ra, N. M., killing thera til. A few days ago a barn and a smaller building at WiuHeld, Kan., wero carried away by a cycloue, aud neither had been found, not teen t fragment, after ton hours' search. On tho 25tb the Toxiw Kepubliuan State Convention met at Austin, aud elected delegates to the National Convontlou. A majority art laid to favor the nomination of General Urant. The delegates ware Instructed to vote as a uult In the convention. On the evening; of the 25th a tub committee of tht Antl-Thlrd-Term Commit tee of the Natloual Kepublicant of St. Louis met In that city and Itaiasdatallfor a Nation-, al Mast Convention tn be held In St. Louis on the (lib of May for the purbose of " giving ex pression to the will of the Aanerft an people agalnet the principle of a third term, lntu auratlng a movement with a view to fixing a limit to Executive tennre by ConstltutloSal amendment, and taking tuch other action at the dclcgatea may deem expedient,1 I Foreign Intelligence. According to a Constantinople dis patch of the 84th tht .TurVish Government had refused to pay for Guainjt the turn de manded by Montenegro. Another dlspttrh of the same date says the turn paid to tlie Greek brigands for the ransom of Colonel Synge was ftSO.OOO, Instead cat t,000 at be fore reported. The greater part of the business por tion of tho City of Stmana, San I)omlocx, wat recently destroyed by fire. At Uie height of the conflagration a party of pillagers quar reled over their booty, and several of them were killed. The value of the property de ttroj ed wat $1,500, ooo. ' Montreal (Canada) dispatches 6f the 25th say French Canadlant were leaving that city tt the rate of sixty or seventy a day for Michigan or Colorado, while a few were destined for California. A large number of mechanics were being engaged to go to Colo rado and other places to prepare Inmber, eta, for new railways. '' ; On the afternoon of the 2oth a di1' charged employe entered tho room of ITon. George Brown, editor of the Toronto bloos, and attempted to assassinate him. A fter one shot, the ball striking the old gentleman In the thigh, the would-be murderer was seized, disarmed aud conveyed to prison, : According to a St. Petersburg spocial of the 2,"th the Cxar had, on tho night pre vious, shot tnd mortally wounded his confi dential servant, who entered bit bed room during tbeKlglit, thinking the Crar had called him. : 't . - It is stated that the Emperor of Rus sia has presented Prince Alexaniler, of Bule ria, with a war steamer, 40,010 rifles and sev eral Krupp cannon. ' ' i Russian newspapers have been in structed tb retrain from pnbllshlng anything concerning the expedition against the Turco mans. On the 2Mh tho ox-Empress Eugenie embarked at Southampton fur South Africa, to visit .the locality whore the Prince Im perial wat killed. : LATER. A London dispatch of the 26th says Prince Leopold, the youngest ton of Queen Victoria, would sail for Canada on the 2Hth of April, i He would afterward make a tour of the Western Statce and cities. " A MDTtNY of miners at a place called Anguero, In Mexico, recently resulted In the kilting of two Americans and one Canadian. A St. PeTersbuho disiiatch of tho Soth says defalcations had been discovered in the overland custntn-JiauBo. in that city, amounting to S'J.'i.0U). 1 , A London telegram of the 26th sa' China had decided to risk war with Russia rather than accept the result of the recent necotistlnns.' The United Suites Senate was not in session on the 2!th. lu the Homo the morn ing hour was consumed la the consideration of private bills, and a long debate then took place upon the question whether a two thirds vote was requisite under tlie rules to lay aside private business tnd proceed to the consider ation of public bills; without determining the point, the House went into Committee of the Whole ou the piivalecaJeniV. . Thk Now York Democratic State Committee met In New York City ou the 27th. A form of call was' ' adopted for sun dry delegates to tho State Convention, but the time and place wore loft vacant .The call sou furth that the object of ithe State Convention It .to. choose delegates to, represent ... the . State . In . the democratic National Convention at Cincin nati, . , A aubstitute oilered, designating Utlia and the Vlh of June at the place and time, wat defeated. A tub committee of ilva was appointed to 811 the blanks on the adopted call, the time to be botween the poth of April aud the 1st of May. ' t.. At Richmond, Va., on tho 20th, Judge p. L. Christian, of the Hustings Court, order ied the summoning of two colored men on the venire for the next term of hit court. This Will be tht first time colored people ever had representation on the Juries of any courts In ibat State, outside the Federal Courts,, ,( . ' . The Supreme Court of the Stnto of Illinois has recently decided tliat tht ritual practice by .building associations of loaning piouey at more than legal rates of Interest la Usurious. ; . ... ' . Count de Lessem, the eminent French engineer, arrived in Chicago from Ban Francisco on the 2oth. He Was banqueted In the eveiiUig hy the Civil,, Eugluatrt',. Club bf thu NurtiuYeat.1 .. i - o i t - . t General GitANTvtsited San Antonio, "Tex., on the lth, where he received au en thusiastic reception. : On the 2Gth tho Secretary of tho San Francisco Vigilance Committee published a Card denying that negotiations ware going on or that.coniiuuulcationa were being had between tliat erganisatlon aud the Sand l.otters. ii j Arrest of Dr. Dix's Tormentor. BALTIMORE, Md. March 24. ' This nftorrjoou James, Gayler, ,Gu. ral Superintendent of tlie city delivory itt the New York Post-otllue,, with the uid of a detective, arrested Eugene Fairfax WUliamaon, in thia oily, ou the charge uf havlmr boeu the originator of ' the Into annoy nuoe lo the Uev. Dr. Morgan Dix and others of New York, by writing anonymous lettors and send ing persons to thoir houses and nlaues of business. When arrested William son confessed i that ha' was- the au thor of the letters and postal . oards, He states that he arrived In. Neyv York about the nilddlo of February and remained thero about a week, during which the tlrnt saiuoying letters were written. Ilq again went to New York on the 14th of March, and remained a, week, when ho wroto and mailed of fensive letters and cards. On both oc casions he stopped at the Windsor Ho- not know what prompted him, as neither Dr. Dix nor any other annoyed etor injured him. When ha fouud, on uis seconu visit to rnew xorlt, the iu- jury he had dona on the first visit, he 1 folt badly about it, and wrote tlie letter , from the Ftfth Avenue Hotel to Dr. Dix, which he afterward tout to the ' New York JWfmne; ' hoping if ! would prevent people' from calling at ! Dp. Dix'e house, lie says he did. not J intend to extort money from Dr. Dix or any other person, and did rot answer the personal In the Jrrakl In reply 1 to one of his letters. The acuused wae taken on to New York to-night, hay ing expressed his wlllilignpas to go without a formal requisition. WUliam aon is a single man, age about forty, and says bo Is a nalive of HiiUinmro. Here arrived here Friday night lost, and went to a private residence where he waa acquainted, and waa found there when arrested. He was traced from the Windsor Hotel by detectives by following his baggage, and many places were visited where baggage had been left before Williamson's trunk waa found and hit stopping place discovered. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. ' Charles Lamb snid of one of his eritvcur "The more I think of him, the less I think of him." 'The mad is not necessarily brave who knows nothing about fear. lie may be a fool who knows nothing about anything. No man can get rich by hard work only. It must be directed by a higher Intelligence than the beast which bears the burden. Evil can nvtke promises, but it haa no power to keep them. Virtue, on the other hand, always gives a little more than is due. . Fortunes are not gonerally the re sult of luck they are made. Luck is no more reliable In mnking' fortunes than lightning is to split rails. A countryman attracted considera ble attention at Titnsvillo, Pa., by stop ping his wagon In the middle of the streets and engaging in prayer. Tlie Vioksburg (Miss.) Berald ex presses the opinion that there is more money iu tlie South now than there has been at any previous time since the wnr. A farmer may by hard toil raise the best crops,1 but if lie has not brains enough to know how and When to sell, somebody else will have all the profit of his labor. The Cloveland (0.) City Council has voted to eroct a bronze or marble Statue to tho late Leonard Case, who left a great fund for founding an educa tional institution In that city. It is hot the whitewash on tho fence that keeps it together, but the rough posts which no one sees. It is not a man's pretense that gives him his viuuu, out me uiuMVUS wiiiuu are uiu den from view. ' There is undoubtedly a certain kind of pleasure in sinning, but the after-thought is bitter. One's cxpuri ence in this direction is like that of the Irudiman who said tliat the first piece of meat ho over ate turned out to be a cold potato. An English jury having been locked tip eight days, the Judge, when dis charging them, complimented and thanked them for the great care, atten tion antl patienre which they had given to t he onse. Tho only recompense he had bower to mako was tho assurance that he would take caro that they were not called upon to sorve again "for some long time to come." There wld be little sympathy felt In this oountry over the death of Hoapj, who killed himself at walking match at Glen's Falls, New York, last week. Walking matches are the concentrated essence of unmitlgatod nonsense, and if mote of those who Indulge In these dis graceful gambling exhibitions were to die, the country in general would be better off. Detroit Free Press. A coroner's jury in Manchester, Eng., has recommended the presence of reporters at executions. The reason is sttitl to ba not because they wanted niiuute descriptions of the scene within tlie prison, but because " they were moved by two thoroughly English feed ings, the desire that 4 fair play' should be given even to a criminal, and an ingrained distrust lest fair play should not be given if only ollicers wero pres ent. They had an antipathy, an un reasoning sentiment, perhaps, against having men put out of this world hug-gor-mugger. ' Tit for tat is something which very few people relish. Wo can easily ex cuse uursolvus for oheating a neighbor, but for him to do the same thing to us is an act not to be extenuated or con doned. To have tho measure out of which we sell taken as the measure out of which to sell to us is very hard to bear. " I havo weighed the two pounds of butter you sent me this morning," said an irate customer to a dealer in tho above-montioiiod articlo, " and am sur prised to lind that it Is short weight just three ounces. If that is your way of dealing I must i buy my butter some where else." The butter merchant looked up surprlsod, but, without de claring Ii is innocence, replied, " Well, that is very strange, because I put the two pounds of sugar I bought of you in tho scales, and gave you the full weight In butter." To do aa you are done by and to do as you would like to be done by seem to bo very different things. N. Y. Herald.' At tho Inst meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine Dr. Henry Niu'htel, of Paris, read a paper on the system of night medical service in Eu rope which & causing a commotion in professional circles. : The Academy so warmly approved of the paper and the suggestions made in ttthat a committee was appointed to Inquire into the feasi bility of introducing the system in that city. Tho system in Paris is operated as follows: In each police procinct physicians are luvitod to declare if they agree, to submit to, the calls which they niay' receive during the night. The names and addresses of those who make tills declaration will bo inscribed on a board posted iu the police station. The person in need of a doctor will apply at tjho police station of his or her precinct and will select on tho board the phy sician whom ho or she may prcfor. A policeman, will accompany thu person to the doctor's house ami tho physician to tho patient's residence, and, the visit onoe made, will take him home again. Ou leaving him he will give him a check fin ten francs, which will bo paid at sight by t,lio cashier of the prefecture du police, ,. Aoooitling to the means' of the patient,' which will be subjected to a slight investigation, tho administra tion will demand tho amount of the fee paid to ' the dootor, or, should the patient be unable to pay, the adminis tration will take care of the debt. , , i English holders of the old ropudi- Hi:...,;. i i ...... i. , 1 . . amounting to about l;l.t)0UH0. They thuH pmiKKie that the State shall issue new bunds to the amount of $7,000,000, the amount of the original issue, and that thti'new bonds shall bear interest for tho trrat'ynir, begimiinje on tlie 1st i January, 17'J, the lirst payment bo liujJuly, 1M79, at the rate of three per centum per annum, increasing niiually aftui'. tho. lirst year at the ruto of one par centum per annum until the origi nal rata hi reached. . JCKn.EK, the astronomer, Was one day culled hy his wifo from his study of the natural forces to dinner, and a sul.td was laid on the table. "Dost thou tluuk," said he to his spouse, " that if leavos of lettuce and drupa of oil and Vinegar and fragments, of hard-boiled eggs had been in circulation from eter nity in chaos, olianoe could have as sembled them to-day to form a salad!" " Not as good a one as tliis," said his wife, ' nor as well seasoned." A NSW Industry has been started in Flushing,, L I., tliat of constructing houses In sections, which can readily be put together with movable pius. The Virginia Senate Recalcitrant. The Virginia Senate is sorely dls- irnssen ny me recent uenislon of the United Slates Supreme Court in the case of Judge Coles, Indicted in the Federal Court for the Western District of Virginia, upon a charge of excluding all colored citizens from juries on ac count of their raco, color and previous condition of servitude, and in violation of the act of March IS. For this oflonse Judge Coles was indicted In tho United States Court, and convicted and sen tenced to imprisonment. The point made before tlie Supreme Court was that his arrest and imprisonment were unwarranted by the Constitution of the United States, and tn violation of his riirhU aud the riirhts of Virtrinia. and the inferior court had no jurisdiction to proceed ngainst him. The Supreme Court wore of a different opinion, ami held that tho fourteenth amendment to the Federal Constitution means that no ngency of tho State, nor of the oflicers or agents hy whom its powers are exerted, shall deny to any person with in its itirisilictfon thn nnual nrntnntion of the laws, and whoever, by virtue of nis pttDiic position uiiiler a State Gov ernment, ctimrives another of nrouertv, life or liherty, without due process of law, or denies or takes away tho equal protection of the laws, violates the Constitutional inhibition. In regard to tho particular offense of Judge Coles, tho Court said (hat the selection of Jurors was a ministerial, not a judicial act, and bcine chareed with the per formance of that duty, although he nenvcu nis auinonty irom tho stnto, Judge Coles was bound, in the dis charge of his duty, to obey tlie Federal Constitution and laws passed in pursuance tnereoi. J ins is the case which has roused the patriotic indiima- tion of the Virginia Senate to the point oi auopiing a preaniDie ana resolutions denouncing the decision of the Su preme Court. The preamble recites that " the decision threatens the very existencoof Stnto governments as dis tinct sovereignties, aud it places the judiciary of tlie State completely under the control of the cmted states, and, if followed to the logical results, will enable the United States Congress to coerce tlie State judiciary, as well as tho State Executive and Legislative De partments in all matters, thus destroy ing every vestige of State sovereignty a most alarming doctrine to all who value the blessings of liberty, for the security of which the United States Constitution itself was established and ordained." The resolutions urge Vir ginia's Senators and Representatives in Congress to procure tho repeal of all laws of Congress which tend to the ex ercise of nowors not dcleeated to the United States by the Constitution, nor fironiDitea by it to the States, especial y of that act under which the decision mentioned was rendered, and they re quest the Governor to communicate copies of tho resolutions to the Govern ors of tho several States, with a view to having tho Legislatures thereof take similar action. Tho Virginia Senate deserves and will doubtless receive tho thanks of the Democratic party for thus promptly rushing to the defense of the doctrino of Slate sovereignty, but its action will only excite the contempt of sensible men. The decision of the Supreme Court in the case referred to announces no new doctrine. It simply declares in effect that no Stnto, and no department or officer of a State, can perform an act ioroidden by a law of .the United states, made in accordance with the Constitu tion, without Incurring the condemna tion of the Supreme Court, to be en forced by the entire power of the Na tion, if necessary. To this extent the decision does attack and overthrow the doctrino of State sovereignty, but, as we said before, the decision announces nothing now. It is simply a reallirma- iton oi tne paramount authority of the Constitution of the United States and tho laws mado under it. The Virginia Senate says tho docision, "if followed to the logical results, will enable the United States Congress to coerce the State judiciary, as well as the State Ex ecutive and Legislative departments in all mutters;" to which we reply that the United States Government lias a perfect right to coerce all State ollicers into obodienco with United Stntos laws passed in accordance with the Consti tution thereof. There is no hardship in thjs doctrine. It docs not extend nor enlarge the powers of Congress or the National Government in any way. It simply doclares the doctrine of the Con stitution, which, followed to its logical results, means only that State laws and Slate olliccia, legislative, executive and judicial, must yield to the Consti tution and laws of tho United States. Tho opposito doctrine, followed to its logiual results, would lead to com plete emasculation of the National Goverment, and would make not only every State olliciul, but every citizen of a Slate, superior to tho Constitu tion of the United States. Indianapo lis Journal. - More Exodus Testimony. Ex-State Senator httroh, of Louisiana, appeared before the Senate Exodus In vestigation Committee on the 15th, and proceeded to enlighten Dan Voorliees anil his colleagues as to the condition of affairs, from the colored standpoint in Louisiana. He said the efforts by Democrats lust winter to pass the "Chain-gang law" aud the uncertainty of the status of, colored, people undur Democratic rule prevented many from making tlie usual labor ooutracta in January and February this year, and thu result was already observable in the largo number of colored people who had moved from the planting districts into the cities and towns on the banks of the rivers, so as to take advantage of opportunities for transporUttion to the West. He grouped the causes of ex odus under live heads, vis: Fear on the part of colored people of class legisla tion against them by Democratic legis lators; fear of interference with their educational privileges. I lie uncertainty of obtaining homes and insecurity of retaining them; interference with their religious and personal rights and fear of disfranchisement. ll0 thought it not improbable that protection of his people in all their rights would produce the effect upon them it has produced iu the case of Irish, and German, and En glish immigrants that had found homes and educational advantages and jeivil antl political rights in this country.' He believed that iu right and justice tlie experiment should be tried. It would at least stop the exodus of his race. To the great chuiigo Iu the political com plexion of voters in sonio parishes with in tho last few years, as shown by tlie election returns, he instanced Ottach'.ta Parish, where In 1B7U from 1,200 to 1,600 Republican Wld1 1 400 or 600 Demoorulio votes were oast, while at the lust election the lead ing Democratic candidate polled 1,978 and the Republican candidate only 11 votes. Tlilt and timilur changes, he said, were accomplished by Demo cratic Couuty Returning Boards. From five to seven poliuo jurors were form ' erly elected to each parish as super visors of election. Subsequently the Democrats passed the law authorizing Gov. Nichols to appoint five. The ad ditional police jurors appointed were all Democrats, and this gave the Dem ocrat a majority of the police Jurors or County Returning Boards, as the wit ness called them. In every parish In the State, with one exception, and in this exceptional parish tho Republican ma jority were driven away by armed Democrats. He thought it was not necessary for Democrats to nse forco now to carry elections, aa the legal machinery they have devised enables t hem ' 'to count out any one they choose." The witness waa then asked by Mr. Voorhees to explain how it was that in so many parishes where oolored Re publicans ontnumbor white Democrats so largely thoy do not defend them selves and prevent the wrongs it Is alleged they suffer from. In reply Burch stated that when it Is remem bered that these white Democrats are the same people who, whon engagod in robollion, it required the expendi ture of millions of treasure, the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, and over four years of time to subdue; that while It is borne in mind that evor since the oollapse of the rebellion, the whites have kept up their military or ganization, and an army of them, drilled and trained fighters, exists to-day, it is absurd to expect a negro with a hoe in his hand" to resist these men. The witness admitted that aftairs were quieter now than in 1874, when the Slate was under Republican rule; that negroes were persecuted more then than now, but quiet persecutions, he said, are being carried on, which result in driving away fritra their parishes repre sentative colored men to a much greater extent than under Republican rule. Washington Telegram, March 15. POLITICAL PARAGRAPHS. & "Take me as yonr candidate, pay what you owe me, or go without the Electoral vote of New York," is Tilden's modest demand on the Cincin nati Convention. Dayton (Ohio) Jour nal. ar" Field on the Election laws, Field on negro jurors, and F'ield on Pacilio Railways will be rich reading if tho Cincinnati Convention nominates him for the Presidency. A more bigoted Bourbon than F'ield doesn't live. Jtef The Republican party demands fair eloctions and no frauds, while the Democracy want free frauds and no eleotion. Thoro is no instance on rco ord of the latter favoring a law to re strain election frauds. Indianapolis Journal. JJsjyln Governor Garcelon's speech at Auburn, Mo., Saturday night, ho said that if the voters believed he had " fearlessly performed" his duty under the law and the Constitution, he wanted them to vote the Democratic ticket on Monday; but if they did not so believe, then they ought to vote the Republi can ticket. They complied with tlie request and gave a Republican majori ty of 449. Last year the Republican majority was eleven Detroit Post and Tribune. tar A meeting of Tammany Hall Democrats was held the other evening in Now York City, about eisrht hundred being present, and from the character of the speeches mado and the applause which was evoked by expressions of undying enmity to Tildenism it was evident that Tammany has not buried the hatchet, but has it in hand, sharp as to edge and threateningly poised, ready for the renewal of hist Novem ber's fioree and successful fight against Tilden. The braves who followed the lead of John Kelly have just sounded the war-whoop again, and it behooves the ancient usufruct to look sharp after his scalp. ttST Dorsheiraor, Belmont, and tho other Botlrbon peacemakers in Now York have met with a rebuff from Gramorcy Park. One of their agents called on Mr. Tilden for the purpose of auirrrnatinrr tn Ilia man l.n. l.a n.l John Kelly withdraw from the field of politics and permit the Democrats of the Empire State to close the broody chasm and unite undur a common leader. To this the venerable cipherer replied that if anybody retrea's it must be Kelly; that the cause which he (Til den) represents is a National one, and that Kelly is but a gross type of a'ward politiulan, who, but for his conduct at St. Louis, would never have been heard of outside the purlieus of Now York. 1 t& Since the 80th of last June, United States Marshals all over the country havo been discharging their du nes witnout .receiving a cent from the National Treasury. This is due to the fact tliat Congress adjourned at the extra session without making an appro priation for their payment, this being part of tho Democratic plan to bulldoze and embarrass the Government. The Deficiency bill to pay the Marshals, which will come up soon, is almost cer tain to provoke lively debute, and may open up the same held which was trav ersed during the extra session. The Democrats are trying very hard to gui prcss thoir gall, but this "measure will test their self-control to the utmost. It is eminently right and just in itself, but for that very reason is hateful to the Democracy. Indianapolis Journal, The Maine Conspiracy. The Leclslativo Committee inauirin? into the oonduct of ex-Governor Garce lon aud Council has made a report. It states that Gurcelon, while evincing a willingness lo disclose everything, was infirm In his memory, and failed to eive a satisfactory reason for his course. W hen the evidence was laid before him, he ceased to longer defend the counting-out, and passionately declared his own innocence, and declared that a Judas among the Council had done the villainy. I lie committee suy: 1. That the returns wero keot from oHmll. dates contrary to u4BVo. S. That ilurinir such time alterations, eras ure and foraerios wero made upon them for Uie purpose ol coiintilia' out Republicans. a. 'I hat durtnir this time defects in the Fusion returns wore surreutlliouslv oorreottMl. and atrelavite ecoui-eU to throw out Republican towns. 4. In all such cases, tho results Invartnhly counted out Republican candidates and count ed III fusion candidates. t- The result waa reached by refusing; to allow KcpuPilcan arrora to be corrected. a. 'the rules here laid ilowu were Btrlctly ap plied to reject Republican returns, and not ippticu lo oounl melon rutunia. 1. Many of thcae rules were evidently in voked to secure a Kunlim Loirlnlature. S. Thcao lllcaai and fraudulent acta wore pari or a preuieoiiaiea plan lu secure a f u sion Governor and I.eu-iBlatiiro, and the tiov- eruor ami liiuuuu iiiun naro been uarllea to It,. . 9. Different appropriations by the Legla Intiire huve been dtvurtod from thoir lea itl niata purposes, and In many etiaca have uunn exhitUMteo,. ' The public funds huve been with drawn from too Treasury by Governor Oar ceion unci his Council without wan ant of law, anil have been applied to unauthorized pur Doeus and for unlawful euds. . A large sum of money tieioualuv to the Stare remain in the haiola of itoveruor (iaroelon and other om ciataof last ear, which should be recovered buck into the Treasury. The recklessness of uiauaaemeut dlsolosed In tho transitu! Ions of laat year tends to deNtroy public C'ulllcnce, undermine public credit, ami Introduce prac tices which, If unrehuked, wiii prove tutal to the future nroaueritv and nroirreu nt ti. State. SCHOOL AND CHURCH. The Presbyterian Church of En gland requires Its foreign missionaries to oome home onoe every seven yours. Connected with Mr. ' Sptirgeon'l church in London are twenty Sunday schools, five hundred teachers and five thousand eight hundred and lifty-three scholars. The Baltimore Methodist Confer ence, one of tho oldest Methodist Con ferences In the country, has just con cluded its annual session. It reports 8:1,784 members and4,yti8 probationers, 179 local preachers, and .'Ii8 churches valued at 2,472,0,r0, or which thero if an indebtedness of $.130,000. A grandson of the late Rov. Dr. Armstrong, one of the first missionaries of the American Board to tho Sandwich Islands, was christened recently nt Say brook, Conn., "Kulani," a Hawaiian name (signifying "From the skies,") chosen by King Kalakana I., who was a playmate of the child's father. Tho receipts of the American Board for January amounted to S-'il.ltiO. F'or the first live months of the financial year tho donations aggregated flSl, 609.2(5; the legacies H;ld,8u0.87, a total of 9167,4:10.18. This is an advance be yond tho average for tho corresponding months during the preceding throe years of about twenty per cent. Tho number of Protestants In Franco does not exceed uiO.000. Of this number 560.000 belong to the Re formed Church, 80,000 to the Lutheran, and 10.000 toother bodies. In German Austria there are 367,000 Protestants, of whom 249,000 are Lutherans aud 118,000 of the Reformed Church; but these figures represent only ten per cent, of the population of that country. Good use is mado of convorts iu China as colporteurs and teachers. In tho presbytery of Shantung several ap proved men have spent tho entire year, others several months, itinerating and circulating books and tracts in regions extending over from two hundred to three hundred miles inland. They re ceived and expected no compensation beyond the plainest food, not exceeding in cost $8 per month for each person. The Bishop of Manchester said at an ordination service, the other day, that it was bettor to be experts in god liness than in controversy. He said ho was not ashamed to confess that he could not get up any interest in many of the questions of the day. He cared little for the shape or color of vestments, the form of bread used in communion, can dles on the altar lighted or unlighted, or anything of the sort. They did not ooncern the weightier matters of the gospol. Fourteen thousand clergymen of the Church of England havo united in a memorial to their Bishops, asking thorn to support earnestly measures for the further restriction of the trade in in toxicating liquors. They are convinced, they say, that the condition of the people " can never be greatly improved, whether intellectually, physically or religiously, so long as intemperance ex tensively prevails among them, and that intemperance will prevail so long as temptations to it abound on every side." A year or so ago a Dr. E. V. Kirby, of Philadelphia, organized a new branch of Methodism, calling it "The Methodist Churoh." The' conference was composed of some ten or twelve ministers, and thero were several con gregations. At the second meeting of the conference, held recently, several of the ministers and delegates, repre senting four churches, together with the secretary, left the conference, be cause of dissatisfaction with the rulings of the President, Dr. Kirby, and organ ized as an association of iudependeut Methodist churches in correspondence with the Maryland association. Germany, with a population of 42, 000,000, has 60,000 schools and an at tendance of 6,000,000 pupils; Great Britain and Ireland, with a population of 84,000,000, has 68,000 schools and 18,000,000 pupils; Austria-Hungary, with a population of 87,000,000, has 80,000 schools and 3,000,000 pupils; France, iwith a population of 37,000,000, has 71,000 schools and 4,700,000 pupils; Spain, with a population of 17,000,000, ihos 20,000 schools and 1,600,000 pupils; italy, with a population of 28,000,000, has 47,000 schools and 1,900,000 pupils; aud Russia, with a population of 74, 000,000, has 32,000 schools aud 1,100. 000 pupils. ' A thanksgiving service has been held at Isandula, in Natal, and at other places where there are Anglican churches. At Isandula, the scene of the great disaster to the English troops, tho burial olliee was said and the com munion administered by the Bishop, who said he had three objects in hold ing that service at Isandula: (1) That the bodies of Christiau men should not be left without one word of peace and love being said over their graves; (2) that the protecting hand of Providence might he recognized, and (3) that a ? radical outcome of the work might be lie establishment of a mission. It is proposed to eroct a church on the spot where the service was held. , He Drove a Sharp Bargain. I A nice young man employed in a oigar-store on King street, Toronto, re solved the other day to present his in tended with a nice pair of boots. Ho accordingly procured her measure and went into one of the fashionable stores on King street and purchased a two dollar pair of boots. In order to make tho present appear more valuable he marked five dollars (the amount of a Week's WHfim vra thinVl1oon fba or,la of tho boots, and at his request the ctera put a receiptea oin lor live doUurs into one of thn hnnta Thn ni-auunia. tloa was made, and tho lovers were nnppy as lovers should be. Hut mark the sequel. The girl examined the boots in thn ilavlifriit anrl una n... a-tl-. fied. She was convinced that her lover haa been choated in the purchase of sucn a pair oi uoois ai mat price. She decided to go and change them and ob tain a better bargain. The next day she appeared in the Btore and solicited a pair of boots, price four dollars, and politely returned the boote for which she said bur husband had paid five dol lars. The receipted bill was produced, and the bootmau found it was impossi ble to go " behind the returns." The smart girl took her four-dollar pair of -boots and obtained one dollar in money and went home happy and satisfied. The boot-seller sent a bill for three dol lars to the young man, who promptly paid the difference, but he thinks that girl knows more than he thought, al though he lias been going with her so long. Toronto (iraphic. William Smoak, a patriarchal Ger man of 97, living in Orangeburgh Couuty, South Carolina, has 13 children, 189 grandchildren, 460 great grandchildren and 79 of the next generation. Total number of descendants 691, of whom 675 are living. Mr. Smoak's wife died few years ago, but lived to see her youngest and thirteenth child a grandmother.