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Important Intelligence from All Parts.
Sehate. The Deficiency Appropria
tion Mil, pontnlntn the npr .print loo nf
9ti7,w for I'nltnd Htffto MnrxhAla and dopu
tle. wiip wpoTtcd on ttao Wih nil., and pliiept.
on tho puli'inlnr. ...The Uonevft Award bill WW
further dtliitnd.
Hot;sn. A number of bills were in-
tnwluc-od, rnnrmir which wore: By Mr. Iltr
liert, prenoiihliiff and dWInlnit' tho mnn
mr nf KURranteclnir to eeb Hum mpubit
enn form of (itivernment : by Mr. Hottfrt
poiu nH(hrmtnir and Apply I n the Mnn-
rc doftrlnf: by Mr. Morton, providing thut
h'rfHftfr hII rold Mid ullvrr eo.m of tho
1'nitrd Stiiti wbull be IntprfhHnirf'Hblr nt th-lr
tnwful vtihmon ihrdciimnd of hnldjrHlhirof j
by Mr. Unvin '('Hi.) to ortmnlzo th- Torritory
of Alnxka; by Mr. Warner, for thn mnol.it
mont ot a oimmW'tn to re vino and i-.ijut
thi'tnrlfT nml revenue Itiwu. . . .Th" 'miiil.tr
and f Mplomntlo Appt oprtHtion bill wn turtbor
constdvrfd In t mnmltU'e nf the Whole.
Sknats On the -30th lilt. Mr. Lo
frnn, from the Cominlttpe on Military AfTitlrn,
report-! ndvi'rwdy on the Joint nwohitlnn an
thorl7.inr the Hferetiiry of War to furnbdi
tent, rtc, to the (Jrnnd Army of the HeputV
lie of Winroii'tln, there hehijf no tern ttvitilit-
Me fur thi' puipnitu A bill Whh liitrtHluorti
bv Mr. Inifiill to im.vMe for the mile of tin
ltiiulnf theMlnmi Indium-,, In K unnti . . . .The
li.ium hill for tin- protfrtloil of the, i'rtomnc
riher1i Hndfnrthe prenervrtt hm of nhud mid
herrlntr In tho l'otnnirie Ktver ww pHHed
Amendment to thv .Ui'ttoivnuy Appropriation
lull were Httnt'd to.
lit us k. The'Coneul tir an d Dipl omtrt ie
Appropriation bill waa paaod....Mr.flynir
reported the Army Apprtirlatlin bill, and Mr.
lllncklnini rcportd back thu "Htur hervlwi"
Iictlctoncy bill, with the Hcnato amendment,
nnd lntth bills were referred to the Vtinnilttoe
of the Whulf The Dontwttnl e lee t ion etwe of
linidley v. Hlemmi, from the Second Ir.atrlet
of Ark'uiiHim, whh taken tin. and Mr. Bind Icy,
the emiterftiint. ami Mr. HlentniM, the fritthiK
ntrniber, madeuiifiniitJiitB uoh.ln his own he
halt. Sknate. Bilk were piwwed on the
.11 at ult. provldlnir for an hitnmtlmHlh1
hit ion In New York In IHMJ, and to enunll7,e
hnmentcad by allowliur lociitionaln nion than
one place whera noecoaary to make up 1HU
acre,.. .Tho Imtnrdlnte Ib-flclnney Appro
prlHtlon lilll wun taken tip, and Mr. .limine
moved an amendment jrtvlitir mnplitye In the
Oovernniftit prlntlna nfrie a vacation on
holiday without a deduction nf pay; thin waa
oppofted tiy McHHni. Carpenter, hdiniindM and
other, and wnn hnally rejetrted. A motion by
Mr. KdiiiundH to utrlk'e out the e In one rolHtintr
to the tipjioliitment Mnd pny of Kpocial lieputy
Marchtiln, leavlnir tho :HUproprlntlon Intact,
waa reJtM-ted22 lt 'M anil the hill Wtt then
read a third tlma.
Hop he. Severn! bills wore 'reported
and the INmt-ltoute bill wan pahed ...Areo-
lutlon waa adopted Mfl to 31 floolarlna1 tthe
alttlnir member, Wm. V. Hleinoita, entitled to
the aeat In the flouim from the Souond Arrkan
aaa District.
Senate. Mnjority nnd minority re-
fHirti were made on "the fat from the tipoclal
t'ommlttee on Kleotlon frauds. ...The Imme
diate Ie1le1enny Appropriation bill was
rnrther oonnldwd, Mr. Kdmundu imaklnjr a
length y ateeh In oiipoaltlun to tho meaaurn,
nnd Mr. Kutou foliowinir In di'fonwe nf the hill.
'lhe bill waa then aaed !16tojU ft party
House. The Senate bill 'to amend
the (VnitUH aet wita amended and pnaaed
l he Star Hervle Dcrfcioney bill waa debated In
L'ommlttee of the W
From Washington.
The exceaa of American export .cveT
ImiHirta for the year ending February 29 was
A Wamhinoton diRpatck cf the 29th
ult denies the report tliat American vessels of
war were at the Isthmus of Panama engaged in
surveys and other operation dUtasteiul to
the Colombian authorities.
Between the 1st of last Sefitember
and a recent date 3,U71 miles uf railway wese
completed In tills country, and wltlUu tlte
same period arrangement were effected iur
the building of lli.mi miles nope. . ,
The National Houwi Conmittoe un
KlectloDS ou the 80th ult. again postponed
dual vote on the JJonuelJy'Wuaiiaurii 4wuteat-
ed election case.
Ur to the 8Ut ult.. tlte National Bank
circulation had thureaaed tt),tVttM08 stilne
January 1, 1H7U, and legai-tender oa depoilt
with the Treasurer fur I)m fMirpoM of rutl
Ing circulation Increased H,02fc,l during
Uie same pertotL
i4 kino Mareh the veeelptji from ifl-
terual revenue were about f,000,UOO; from
customs, Ht.OOO.tXM).
Mn. Bitr.wcR, of Michigan, nwwntly
presented In the Natloual House of Kpr
sentaUvea a etltloii 188 yards iu leugUi, and
signed by H.S,M ladles bulonglug to Ote
dies1 National Temperance UiiUmi, praying
tor the appointment of a eotunilsalon on the
ulcolioJIc liquor trulllo, and for such legislation
as will prohibit the,, nwimifactiire and sale
alcoholic liquor. 1 "-v n
Complaint have reotmtlybeen nuula
to the tft-it lNqwrtiftent at V Miigton,
b'nite fMtrft Ministers nomad, that the bogus
uiedi - I't . '-s at Philadelphia auvti resumed
the i : o( diplouiaa lu Kurupe.'x
i) u.i 1st the Conunittoe on Klee-
tlutm of tie National Jiouuo ot lu pfyaunU
dual actlou iip(u thn contested
of It)niit;Hv vs. Uarlihtfrn,
uenot-i 1Hm,mI, A re-oiutfun
k'.t- 0 to f (Uiere bring two
fci t'mt, islitmrn w4 not
aeat; It tlnjn rtmolred
Bnd one ni"'ijiM that
entitled to a seat In
i were given foT Hi
Kk t, whtcU Will declare
tiiiK t d tltat the matter
f tiiedlstrletfnr
lv u port Will also
lliieiit for March
y Total debt (In-
tef,io. Cash
. iusa amount
jiecreaae during
Lease since June
tj, AVolla,
linx '.: :at of
n.ia.:. by
VJ1- .. ..
tiiiili Mi and
tio ( iinven
the liivinnll
lmi-U April
ir oiiuvicli'J
pre to h.ve
k ths 311b.
i thov pntiu.
pd, untl warrant
fur their arruitt
t'unil the Juiillc-
mi thumunibv
'gp atri, the
tiubUc p;aii
M bruken
aw York
. Coinrult-
t Syracuse
tlte of April ppirfntec for the meeting
if the regular Detnwratlc Stat Conventlan.
Two TrwsMjTHS w-ere blown from the
Seventh Heprlment Armory buMdlii(f In New
Vork on the 8Utu tilt, and recelvd fatal In
juries. Kicharu Vaw Rf.vs8f.lake, the last
memlier of the old Patroon'a family, died at
Albany, N. Y., on the evening of Oie 21Mb
ult. He waa eighty-three years old. It wan
afralnat bli family that tlie fatuous an tl-it nt
war waa wagedV
On the :(0th -nrt. the lmtt f ayment of
the New York Central syndicate for the stock
purchaaed of Mr.Vanderbllt last fall, amount
ing to 000,00, waa made. It waa stated
that the great railroader offered to dispose of
1U),0UJ additional shares, and that the syn
dicate had the matter under -consideration.
Mr. Vaudcrbilt la reported to have en id he
wished to hold tTAOtMI.OOO dn Vnlicd States
four-per-centa, and, as he held f 10,000,000,
the KM.000 shares would Just about make the
desired amount.
Count ib Lfsheps and party sailed
for France on the let. The Count expects to
return to New York next December.
A iFFtw morningfl ago two oil leers and
the steward of a New York police boat were
fatally horned, while asleep.
The Vermont Democratic State Con
ventlon, to select delegate to the Cincinnati
Convention, ban been called lo meet at Mtmt-
pelieron the SKd of this month.
KroKNE Fairfax Williamson, the
author of the postal communication purport
ing to come from the Kev. .Dr. llx, of New
York, has been Indicted and arraigned, and
has pleaded not guilty.
Tukee boys, trying to -escape from
the Philadelphia House of Refuge, on the 1st
beat Keeper Pierce so se-verelv that bis life was
despaired of.
West and South.
Tne now directory of 8t Louis places
the population of that olty at MO,0UU praona.
party, fu were with (.niral 4 rant m Ciina
4 MrxIco, arrived .at 'Chicago on the 2Vth
A few dnys ago a Iriiintie made a
murderoua anitault on Horace Wood, hll
phew, near tiandunky, Ohio, and waa choked
death by the latter.
The court-martittl flentemse oi dis-
mlesal from the United Bute. Army of Major
ari'us A. Keno, of the Reyenth Cavalry, wu
promulgated from department lieadquartere
at. faul on tlieSUth alt. The tentence wu
to take effect April 1.
CliiKr Oukat waa at Fort Leaveiv
worth on the 80th nit., and had chat with
Dnuglase and the other captive Indiana. He
amid he hoped the prieonera would be punch
ed If frullty, and that DouKleu would not
harve attempted to escape u be had not been
Afraid of being hanged.
Tiik Georgia Dcujooratio State Con'
ventlon la to be held at Atlanta on the 9th of
I)t hinu General Grant'f recent visit
to Iluuaton, Tex., .nine one ahut olT the (t.
from the city and apiked tlie cannon. The
Mayor ban offered a reward of S0O for the
arre.t of tlie offenders.
Ckokoe MiTCHtix, San Franuisco
painter, hecatne In.ana on tlte 80th ult.
tlrrouirli lit" futile eadcavora to eolve the 16
Two CAniari.ArTJii Handera Coun
ty, Tex., quarreled reoently, adjourned to the
street, and shot each other dead.
BmtDKTTS K. Fattes, who was ac
cused of KrililuK a Cook Cuunty (111.) Juror,
and who afterward, when the matter waa
about to bo Investigated, went to Kaueaa, was
brought hack to Chicago on the littth ult., and
an the 81st was sentenced to six months' un
prlsouinent In the County Jail for contempt
of Court
Ex-1'kksident Guat arrived at Now
Urleana ou the 81st ulU, and waa cnthualarli-
oalls' received.
The Kansas Bepublicaas bld their
fitate Convention at Toixtka oa the 81st ult
and chose delegates from tlte State at Large
and from th various dlstrlrls to the National
Uoinreutlnn. The delegate favor the nomi
nation of 8onstor ttlaiue. ,
At Kent, O., a fow days ago. Mm.
l'olly A. Lake took a dise of strychnine, sup-
pnslug it to be quinine, and died la leu thau
thirty minutes.
The Kentui'ky I.cirlalatnre has passed
a blll doing away with public executions In
that State.
The Sun Frnnoisco city election was
held ou the 81th ult, and resulted In a vic
tory for the Cltlsens' fli-ket over the work'
ML'rann's candidates By a majority o( irum
to H,IIUU.
1'hb Kebraska Democratic 8tat Coil'
veuUou assembled at Columbus on th 81st
ult.. siiul adopted resolutions sustaining tl:
two4hlnls rule in the National Couveutiuu
advfH-atlug hard money and low taritt; de-
noum'Jng the alleged wrong Inflicted upon the
itarty and th country at large by the repub
licans In UtiU, and plelglng tlie l)moiraUi of
Nebraaka to right those wrongs fa far as pos
sible, and punish the wrong-doere. ,
It has been reoontly decided by tlie
illlnols Supreme Court that school directors
and teachnr may lawfully require the Blhl
to hs read In th publuj schools of th State,
ArrEK tho adjournment of the Kau
Kotiuulican Suta Convention on the
morulng of the 1st the third-termer of th
gerund and Third Districts held meetings.
pusxet) resolutions oomplliuontary to (taneral
Urant, snd .sleeted delegates to Chlcagu to
ootitest the aeata of the regularly-chosen
Ulatne men. t - "
It was stated on the 1st that tbs Ne
braska delegates to the Cincinnati Convtn
Uiui. while uuiustructed, wore known to be
Suthuslaatlc Tllden men.
At Louisville, Ky., on the 1st Judge
II. U. Brown, In the Circuit Court of the
tailed Statea, lied an opinion in the suit of
CtHucrford to enjulu th foslmaater at Louls-
ylll from selling aud detaining the lottery
lettera, under Instructions from the Depart
ment, and bold that the seizure and deten
tion of lottery letters was unauthorised by
any act of Congress, snd that the Postmaster
was liable to suit tor damages. ,
An Important witness In several mur
der cases lu Live Oak County, Texas, has bsen
assaasiuatsd by unknown persons.
Foreign Intelligence.
Queen Viotokia and the Princess
Beatrice arrived at Baden-Baden ou tha '.fitu.
The British outpost near Oundamak
was attacked by Afghans ou th 27th. The
British had thirteen jnen killed.
In a speech at Cork on tlie 28th Will
lam Shaw, home-ruler, predicted that If In
land was denied Justice by th ntw Parlia
ment tlie Irish members of ths House of Com
mons would withdraw.
It is said Uie people in Northern
Hungary are Bulling tlielr property at ruln
ously low figures, and emigrating by tliob.
ssuds. I
PitiNCR Leopold, the youngest lJn
of Queen Victoria, Is aunouliced to sail tr
Canada on the ith of April. 11 will after
ward make a tour uf tlut Western States aud
Dkckkes were published at Paris on
th With ult against unauthorised religious
societies lu France Th on relating to uie
Jesuits dissolve the association and directs
that th eetsbltshments occupied by its mero-
bers os vacatsd within three months.
Kev. Du. Newman Hall, the dis
tinguished KiiKltsh Congregational clergyman
who was divorced from his wife some mouths
airn, whs married again on the IKHh ult to the
Mine Knife whose name figured so prom
inently In the trial nf th cause.
A London tologrnm of h 30th nit.
ssys riots had occurred In several of the close
Parliamentary districts In England and Scot
land, where the Conservatives hsd encour
sgrrt Independent candidates In order to di
vide tlie Liberal vot. Th elections began
the morning of the 81st nit
James Gordon Bennett's Mttsoo-
dln won th Park hnrdle handicap In En
gland on Uie 30th ult. by twenty lengths.
A Mexican newspaper accuses the
United States Government ot selling to
American citizen lands within th limit of
the Mexican State nf Sonora.
Gekrilal Faikchilu, th Unitod
States Minister to Spain, arrived at Madrid on
the Both ult., and was received by the King
the following day.
It is said the Josuits are building
houses In various psrts of Spain, and have
purchased a large establishment ncsrMsdrld.
!Sie Fuancis IIincks and other direc
tors of Uie collapsed Consolidated Bank of
Montreal have been tried and acquitted on
the charge of making false return to the
(loverntnent regarding the condition of tho
Babon Gedalia, President of swell
known Copenhagen lmiikliig-houae, was re
cently sentenced tonne month's Imprisonment
for repeatedly using canceled stamps on
stocks sad bills.
Admiral Pim.ir Westpiial, the old
est commissioned olllccr In the BrltUh navy,
died a few days ago, sged ninety-eight years.
Extensive preparations are rhkI to
be making throughout all parts of Germany
for emigration to the United States during
ie coming summer.
It was reported from St. Petersburg
on the 1st that General Mellkoft had inter-
licted th playof Julius Cs?sar.
An explosion of fire-damp occurred
in a colliery at Anderlues, Belgium, ou the
1st There wcra 150 persons in the mine at
the tlma of the disaster. At dark on the
evening of the day of the accident twenty
corpses had been recovered.
Th weather at Halifax, N. S., was
exceedingly tnrmy on the 1st, and the snow In
the streets was from three to four feet deep,
and In the country In some places ten feet
The Dublin Home-Rule League has
pasted a resolution denouncing in the st rong
est terms the mob that so rudely treated Mr.
Parnell St Ennlscorthy.
Owjno to the drought which has pre
vailed In Cuba for three months, the tobacco
and sugar crops will be very much below the
average yield this year.
Cattle disease Is so prevalent in En
gland Just now that the demand for American
meat at an advance In prices Is reported to
be very considerable and rapidly Increasing.
It was rumored In St. Petersburg on
th 1st that l,o(J0 Chines trooisl hid crossed
th Russian frontier, and that 80,0U0 more
were concentrating for an advance.
The King of Greece has warmly
thanked Charles Tuckerman, formerly
United Statea Minister at Athens, for a pa
per on the Greek frontier question, which he
prepared some time ago for the consideration
of the mixed commission.
Peince Bismarck celebrated his six-
ty-slxtli birthday on the 1st.
Up to the evening of the 2d the re
turns from the Parliamentary election In
England showed the election of 213 Liberal
members and 121 Conservatives.
In the United fitatos Senate on the
2il th bill to ratify th l't agreement was
debated by Messrs. Teller snd Hill (Col.),
th latter favoring ratlnratloa and indorsing
Secretary Hchurs, and th former taking
ground ia opposition to both. The House
amendments to the bill amending the Census
set were disagreed to, and a Conference
Committee waa appointed. Mr. Wallace,
behalf of the majority of tho
Senate Select Committee . on alleged
frauds In the late elections, submitted a
special report concerning political assess
ments, showing that the whole sum received
by tlie Republican Committee In the suiniuur
and foil of 1K7H from Federal olllclals was
fllOOO, and recommending the passage of a
bill to prohibit olllcors aud ejnpiuyes of Uie
United Statu from contributing money for
political purposes, A minority report would
subsequently be submitted by, Mr., Teller.
Adjourned to the 9th. The Star Service De
tleleuuy bill waa further debated In. the House,
and the Senate amcudjiient wera Dually con
curred In 111 to 83.
It was reported from Washington on
the 2d that the Cabinet had decided to recom-1
mend legislation looking to the establishment
of s civil government In Alaska.
A New Ojii.kanb telegram of the 2d
reports the forinatkm of a large crevasse near
(Iretua, La- A great deal of damage had al
ready beeu accomplished. f
, AccoitDiNii to otllcial figures, tho
packing of the West during the past winter
season from November 1, 18711, to March I,
lSSit aggregated tWA-tM hogs. Of this
number, Chicago' slaughtered 8,o2o,21( St.
Louis, 677, 7U8; Cincinnati, &8t,6nV; Indianap
olis, 8111,021 1 Milwaukee, M'),7Ba, and Louis
ville, 2111, .Vi9. Durlug the earn period last
yoar the West slaughtered 7,4fl,rHK hogs, or
680, 1V7 more than the uuinber returned for
the season of lsffli-bo.
A Waniiinutow special of the - 2d
to th Chicago htUr-Vttan statea that
the whole uumber of peualon granted
since 1W2, not lucludlng the arrears-of-pay
claims, amounted to nearly 700,000, and, , In
addition, nearly s truartcr of a million of kp
pltcations for iieiislons were then on flla r
Kioht portions were hung In vnrions
part uf tlie United States on the 2d. Among
them were Kilwaid Tutni, who killed Mrs,
Hutler st Hlghgste, Vt., who Was hung at
Windsor! Vt, and Stone, Uie colored wife-
murderer, who wa strangled at Washington,
1). C. In th lattur case, as the drop fell,
Uie head was completely sciaratd from the
holly, almost as cleanly as If It had been done
with a knife.
Senator Paddock's Homestead Law.
A Washington special of the Slst
ult. says: Senator Paddock, of Ne
braska, succeeded In having passed
through the Senate to-day his bill to
equalize honiostvnds. This bill, which
lias been quite genenilly nilsundei
stood In the West, is a very Important
measure to all homesteaders, as
gives them an opportunity of soourlug
an additional eighty acres, and Is so
gtiardud that it cannot be used for the
benefit of siwculatora. The following
Is the text of the bill-
That overv fwi-son entitled under the pro
visions of si-ction 2,s CBnpter 6. ItoMaid
Statute of the United Ntaten, to enter a noiiie
stottd, who may have heretofore entered under
the ItomcHtcud laws less thtiu Its) acres, ninil!
Im permuted to enter imi much laud as w lien
added to the quantity pnn lou-ly entered ihtill
ant exctsl liio sorest provided, that when
such additional eutry eitu not be niado of laud
eoilltiruons to the orlifliiHl entry of the appli
cant, ne iioiv select lands elsewhere within Uie
State or Toi-rllory '.n wiiieh his or her home
stead is ha-iito.!; but be shall not be emit led to
patent theretor without mltli-faetorv proof
the General t""d twice of the plant
ing and continuous cultivation
cnipa or foreal or fruit tre,-s
sn are of the ssme equal to one acre for each
forty aores thereof ilunnir a period of three
year, and all aMigtiineiiia ami iraiifier
riKDi nerfuy
tired, and all contracts t
traaster aueh rtinlit uiade prior to the losue
ot the p.ttr:it, ahull be null and void; six! pro
vided, forlher, Hint any person who haa en
tered lra than bSI aore may. If hv an electa,
surrender his orlirlnal entiy to the t'ulted
Htiilos for cancellation, und tht-rcuitou b enti
tled to enter lands iiudcr the llonioatcuri luwa
the same as If tue surrendered entry hud uot
bueu uiudc."
The gnntlo dove is a good tighter.
Two rights do not make ft wrong.
Pork-packing ranks as the third
American industry.
A Volcano wllh a five-foot crator
has shot up in Wyoming.
The man clothed in his own self
righteousness Is very thinly attired.
A man must have groat solf-control
to do what is right, but ho can do what
is wrong by Just lotting himself alone.
Connecticut's State Capitol was
not only built without a delloinnoy ap
propriation, but there is $t0,lXK) left
A Now York man who wns troubled
with insomnia took a situation as night
watchman, and was atlocp half an hour
after he went on duty the tirst time.
The California Legislature has
passed a bill prohibiting tho playing of
any games oi cnance or skiu in saioons.
The bill is currently known as tho anti
poker bill.
A Now Hampshire town has
brought suit to recover monoy paid out
for securing substitutes in tlie late war,
and, as other towns that have or will
institute similar suits, tlie progress of
these cases Is being watched with Inter
est. How curious it is that in our fash
ionable cemeteries we may liud a huge
while monument weighing many tons
on the grave of some one, and then
read the words inscribed on tho monu
ment, " May tlie earth rest lightly above
A recent accident has callod up the
old Question as U how lone a man can
live on very little brains. And the old
answer to tho old question also recurs
to the effect that some people can live
a groat while on none at all. N. Y.
There is an old Russian law that
protects all criminals found within the
Winter Palace at St. Petersburg. It
would thus seem that tho very resi
dence of the Czar was the safest place
for Nihilists. However, the late ex
plosion blew that law out through the
A Troy church is to adopt a novel
Idea. It has determined to abolish the
use of spire bells, as a relic of barbar
ism. Electric bells are to be arranged
in the houses of nil the members of
the church, and the sexton can thus
notify them of the time to get ready
for tile services.
Mr. Hoppin, the Amerioan Secre
tary of Legation in London, is charged
by the H'orM, of that city, with wear
ing at court a sort of uniform including
knoe-broeches. As this is con'xary to
American rule and precedent, that live
ly journal wants to Know if he will be
censured by tho Government.
The Finance Miuistcr of the
neighboring Dominion has read his
budget speech, and it seems there Is a
little delioit of the trivial sum ot three
million dollars or so. Canada is getting
such an immense debt on hand that by
and by her Finance Minister can't bud
get. Detroit Free I'resi.
A Texas woman dreamed to some
purpose. She had visions on six con
secutive nights of buried treasure,
which set hor husband and others to
digging, and the result was the unearth
ing of a vessel containing $2,400. The
food luok' didn't strike Jier husband,
owever, for another man found the
Mrs. Lillie Devereanx Blake make
the novel suggestion that "po
licewoman" are needed in polios sta
tions in New York. She bases her
reason on the fact that at least
three hundred women are nightly "run
In," and that if any of these are crazy,
ill, or require any attendance that now
it is men who must attend them.
Though a Worcester bride was only
thirteen, her husband deemed her the
safest custodian of the purse during
their honeymoon tour; but they nau only
gone as far as Concord when it was dis
covered that the treasure had been lost
through a hole in hor pocket. They
were compelled to walk back home,
begging food and lodging by the way.
The Board of Immigration Com
missioners expect that the number of
arrivals from Ireland this season will be
unusually large. Many thrifty Irish
men and wemen have drawn their
money from savings banks for the pur
pose of paying the fare oi friends to
this country, and the various Immigra
tion Societies will promote the move
ment by every means in their power.
fex-Sonator Clingman, of North
Carolina, has, It Is said, found upo his
farm the mineral zircon in great quanti
ties. It is opaque, of greenish hue, aud
of great hardness, lie subjected a
crystal of it to the action of a blow-pipe
for two weeks without perceptible loss
of substance. He bulievus it the metal
needed in the construction of the in
candescent electric lamp and the very
thing Edison has been searching for.
A parrot took the witness stand In
a London police court u fortnight ago.
The bird was claimed by Mrs. Tanner,
who said that it had escaped from its
cage and been cnught by Mr. Isaacs,
who refused to give it up. Mr. Isaacs
admitted that he had caught the par
rot, but disputud Mrs. Tanner's ownetv
ship. Mrs- Tanner said the bird could
not talk vyieh, but could say " mother"
quite plainly. Mr. Isaacs said it was
iu tho habit of saying " my lord." The
magistrate directeif that the parrot
should be kept for some hours to see if
it verified either statement. During
the afternoon the bird gave suoh satis
factory evidence in favor of Mrs. Tan
ner's statement that tlie magistrate said
there was not the slightest doubt that it
belonged to her, and he therefore or
dered it to be restored to her.
The ohnin-niail vest which is said to
have saved General MelikotY from V-iad-utski's
bullet, has for many generations
past been a common article of wear
with tho leading personages of Europe,
Uie most notable examples being Oliver
Cromwell, Gustavus of Sweden, the
present C'r.ar and Louis XIV. In the
-Middle-Ages these msil-coBts were
known a ' Milan shirts," and greatly
esteemed for tho lincness of their work
manship. A famous Italian guerrilla.
who went into the battle oi Kavenna
thus equipped, was found dead with the
links of Ins mail still unbroken, though
the bones beneath It were completely
shattered by the force of the death blow.
A " bullet-proof" vest uf this kind was
olforod by a speculator to the Duke of
Wellington, who got rid of him in a very
charitable fashion, bidding the mau
put it on, hs railed to the sentry outsitle
to load with ball-cartridge and come up
at (nee; but the visitor s confidence in
liia invention did not apparently extend
to the testing of it in his own person,
for he took to his heels at onoe.
George E. Richards, of Barton
Landing, Vt., who is mora than one
hundred years old, was married less
thau a year ago. Recently family
troubles arose which resulted in the
separation of himself and wife.
Why He Considers a Railroad Better than
a Canal Across the Isthmus—The Construction
of Vessels no Objection.
[From the N, Y. Tribune.]
A Tri'une reporter called on Capt.
James II. Kads, at the Albemarle Hotel,
yesterday afternoon, and learned tha
is thoroughly In earnest In refcrenoe
his ship-railway project, and is con
fident of gotting it in course of con
struction in a few months after Congress
shall have passed the bill introduced
into the House by Mr. Wells, of Missou
ri, and in the Senate by Sonator Vest.
Captain Eads expressed the opinion that
tlie De Lessens canal project was now
virtually dead. He continued with ref
erence to the bill advocating his plans
follows :
" It authorizes a corporation to build
the necessary works across tho Isthmus
anywhere between North and South
America, after securing from the Con
tra! American States the necessary con
cessions. It guarantees the protection
the United States to the franchises
he may secure and to the works he may
construct, and provides for the detail of
two ships of war, otlicers and men, to
aid in the necessary surveys for the
works. After the works are completed,
and a loaded ship of specified tonnage
shall have been safely and satisfactorily
transferred from ocean to ocean, the
guarantee of the United States Govern
ment of six per cent, dividends on $S0,
000,000 of stock shall take effect for
thirty years; and in consideration of this
guarantee the United Stntcs shall have
the right to fix and alter the rate of tolls
at its pleasure. I am confident of suc
cess, and think it the sheerest waste of
time on the part of Congress or the pub
lic to be discussing a canal when a bet
ter method, which can be put in opera
tion in one-quarter of the time and for
one-quarter of the money, has the high
est and most emphatic approval of the
ablest engineers and shipbuilders in
America and Europe. If M. de Lcsseps
were an engineer he would not spend
his time on a scheme so hopeless as a
canal. It is hopeless, because capital is
timid and conservative, and it is not go
ing to be put into a canal when a better
and much cheaper method is urged and
has the approval of experts of the very
highest standing. Men will not put
money into the canal, at any rate, until
the cheaper method is snown to De vis
ionary, and this is simply impossible to
be shown, because the more the ship
railway is discussed and examined the
more simple and practical will it ap
pear, lhe discussion mat nas now
opened reminds one of the discussion
which preceded my proposition in 1H73,
to deepen the mouth of the Mis
sissippi by jetties. Almost every
one thought the Fort St. Philip
canal was the only way the river could
be opened. I said other rivers had been
succcsHfully treated by the jetty system.
' Yes, oh yes, but they were all small
rivers, ' was the reply. To-day I urgo
that vessels are transported by rail' and
have been for forty years, and the
answer iB the same, ' Yes, yes, but they
are small ones canal-boats, schooners,
and the like. ' In the jetty controversy
the opposers said the quantity of sand
and mud that was carried in the Missis
sippi Kiver was so great that it could
not be controlled; and to-day they cry
out the cargo is so great in a big ship
that she can not be carried without
Btrainlng the ship. The most eminent
shipbuilders in the world say this is all
a mistake. They tell us that one of the
imperatives rules of their art requires
that a ship shall be built of such
strength that if she be lifted up by a
force at each end, and without support
in the middle, she shall remain unin
jured ; salt, in like manner, if she be
supported only at the middle, her hull
shall be so stiff that it will not be in
jured thereby. I am not without
fractlcal knowledge mysolf on this point,
have built fourteen iron-clad ves
sels for the United States. The
first eight she ever owned I
built, nnd I know that the strength
of a ship's hull, to stand the storm
of the ocean, must be calculated just a
we calculate the strength of abridge
girder. Naval architects in calculating
the requisite thickness of iron for ships
treat the proposed vessel as though it
were a Drnige giruer. u nen tne ito
mssia foundered, last fall, I have no
doubt that the iron of her bottom was
of a poorer quality than her architect
was promised, or that it had become so
Injured by rust that it ootild not stand
the tension put upon the bottom plates
when her bow and stern were lifted at
the same moment by two different waves.
When the ship Is upborne at the middle
by a single wave, and the bow and
stern are without support, the dock
plates are strained in tension, while the
bottom plates have their strains reversed
to compressive ones. Iron, like every
thing else used in constructing vessels
and bridges, is elastic. A strong iron
f;irdor four hundred feet long, if heavily
oaded, will deflect six inches with per
fect safety under the load, and ships
four hundred fifty feet in length, in
heavy seas, no doubt bend as much as
that. It is simply impossible to keep tliem
from bending under such strains; but
as the elastic limit of the iron is not ex
ceeded it dues them no harm whatever.
The main arch of the St. Louis bridge,
live hundred and twenty feet in length,
deflected under the tost load of eighty
four locomotive engines and their ten
ders about three inches. The arch is of
steel and its form resists bending much
better than that of a girder. A girder
of the same strength and depth would
have deflected twelve inches. Ships on
a railway could not be subjected to any
such strains as these, as the road-bed
can not bend, nnd as she would be sup
ported throughout her entire length by
the road. 1 he Illustration in tne euito
rial article of the Tribune yesterday
morning, about hauling a dry-dock on
railway in safety with a ship on it, is
good one ; but it is not proposed by me
to haul so much non-paying freight.
The ship will be carried on a cradle on
wheels and springs, but much lighter
than any qock." w
Sivem women and one man, consti
tuting the pioneer band of " Tha Salva
tion Army," dressed in a uniform
dark blue with yellow binding, and
broad scarlet ribbons around their hats,
arrived in New York tlie other day.
The Captain, a woman, carries a blue
and red flag with a yellow sun in the
center, the order was organized tour-
teen years ago in England by William
Booth, a dissenting clergyman, and
numbers 100,000 members. It preaches
in theaters and other buildings and
the streets. Its open-air audiences,
it claims, amount to 2,000,000 persons
weekly. Their hymns in this country
arj set to American tunes, like " Way
Down on theSuwanee Rifer " and "Old
Kentucky Home." They begin work
this country at once.
Try making a compost heap this
year. Use the refuse vegetable matter
and whatever will decay. Pile it In
heap, soak it so as to assist fermenta
tion, and the result will be a valuable
lot of utilizing material.
The Late Supreme Court Decisions.
The Fourteenth Amendment to the
Federal Constitution declares that all
persons born In tho United States, and
subject to Its Jurisdiction, are citizens.
It then prohibits every State from de.
nving to any citizen the ooual protec
tion of the laws. The amendment does
not ment on race or color; lijit lis great
and woll-known purpose was to give to
persons tha common rights of
citizenship nnil to empower Congress
to protect those rights against tho hos-
sue Buuon oi any Ollivo. vmu in uie
laws passed for this purpose is the act
of March, 1870, which provides for the
trial and punishment by a heavy fine of
,11 i. . i I
any oinour vuo eiinit bauiuiio a coioreu
citizen from a jury on account of his
color. Congress has further provided,
by section oil oi the Ite vised Matutes,
for the removal of a case to tlie Federal
Court whenever a citizen is denied, or
cannot enforce, in a State Court, "any
right secured to him by any law pro-
vuling for the equal civil rights of citi-
eens of the United States " Despite
the Fourteenth Amendment, howevor.
am! ths laws passed by Congross to give
eft'ect to it, colored citizens have been
unlawfully excluded from the jury-box
iu more than one State. In West Vir
ginia ttiis wrong has been done by ex
press legislation. A statute passed in
1H7S declares that no colored person
shall sit on a jury, and the Supreme
Court of that State nllirmed the con
stitutionality of the act in the
case of the negro Tavlor Stran-
dcr, who had been convicted by
white Jury, and sentenced to death, for
the murder of bis wife. In Virginia
colored citizens are not disqualified for
service by the Constitution or laws,
lint they have been purposely and ef-
fectively excluded from the jury-box
by the studied 'action of the Couuty
Judges charged with the summoning of
jurors. This state of affairs waa brought
to the attention of Judge Rives, of the
United States Court, about a year ago.
A negro named Reynolds, indicted for
a white man, was tried and
found guiltv by a white jury. On
appeal, the Supreme Court of Virginia
held that the total exclusion of col-
ored persons from the jury was not a
violation of the Fourteenth Amend-
ment, or any act of Congress. Judge
then granted an application for
removal of the case to the United
States Court, pursuant to Section Oil
of the Revised Statutes. At the same
time he caused a number of County
Judges to he indicted, under the act of
congress oi lio, tor making an unlaw-
ful discrimination against . colored citi'
zens, in the summoning oi jurors.
Tho Stranderand the Reynolds cases
and the case of Judge Coles (one of the
indicted County Judges), were carried
to the Supreme Court of the United
States. They were argued together
last October, and they are now decided
together. In each case there were
special points not directly in
volved in the other two. But the great
fundamental question in all was wheth
er the Fourteenth Amendment secures
or empowers Congress to secure, to col
ored citizens the privilege ot sitting as
jurors iu a State Court, or the right to
uemanu mat a jury ior tue trial ui
crave auestion3 of life, libertv or prop-
erty shall be chosen without discriini-
nation as to color. Two States at least
had solemnly denied that such was the
purpose or the ettcct ot tne amendment.
JN or was it by
view would be taken by the Supremo
Court. That tribunal hod not yet m-
temrnted the nieaninir of the amend
nicut In anv political controversy, or in
any case directly involving the question
of color. In every one of the three or
four cases decided under the amend-
ment the Judges had divided. The
in the slaughter-house cases
the leading authority on this subject
rests on tho bare majority oi one.
Four of the nine Justices dissented,
and Chief Justice Chase was one of the
This marked diversity of
nninion amnnor the Judires. as well as
r-nrtnin doctrines alllrmeii hv the court,
. . . ... . . . .
left in no little doubt questions relating
to the civil rights of colored persons
iinW t.h amendment.
The court has now spokon. and
ipoken well. With a unanimity not
found in any previous opinion concern-
ln the amendment, it declares that the
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L..,.. ,i ,i, t ,,,,,rn.a
The court declares that trial
ohosen without disoriniina-
tionas to color is a right ecured-to
Vkrv mli'an hvthn kttiirtnfmth AniHiid.
, t V. i S. j 7,
HID " MllU'lt, 13 uwvaj wa .t.w.
. i n .i : it a
.u 7., v.. i.
L"r ' " V r.r.
urauu uuuu mo tmuicu nt,o. ah wnuicw
to one class of citizens that equality
r,mt-.tin which 1. o-iiaranteod bv the
Constitution to all. and deprives of
valuable oivil right every colored person
tried under it. It is. therefore, uncon-1
stitutionnl. A new trial was accord-
ino-lv ordered In the case of Strand-
er. In the coles case ann in mat
of Strander the judgment of the
Supreme Court is against the State,
But the case of Reynolds was ordered
to be returned from the Federal to the
State lui-isdiction. This was done
technical p-rounds. Under Section 641
of the Revised Statutes the application
for removal to the rederal Courts should
have been made before trial in the State
Court. I he Supreme Court admits that
Congress lias full power to pass a more
..IV -a,..l.. mi.l lit. a...
for iu enforcement, " was to place tho
nohvred race. In resneat of civd riirhts.
upon a level with whites. They maife
the rights and responsibilities, civil and
criminal, of the two races, exactly the
by a jury
effective statute, but the act now
force is not as broad as the Fourteenth
Amendment. Moreover, Reynolds had
claimed the right of trial by a mixed
jury. But this Is not one of the rights
secured by the fourteenth Amendment.
The law requires not that colored jurors
snau oc expressly summoned, out tnsi
shall uot be purposely rejected,
Both the lettor and the spirit of the
observed when the jurors are
looted without distinction as to color.
There is, then, no ground for complaint
wtieiner tue jury ue discs., wnito,
mixed. Ou the main question involved
as to the meaning of the Fourteenth
Amendment the oninions in the three
cases are in harmony, and are concurred
in by six of the eight justices now
ting. Harper t Weekly.
Preparing to Steal the Presidency.
The oourse of the Democrats in Con
gress loaves no doubt of the existence
u nn,lultEnuv nn their nart. first,
,-. . r,.i,.,,i v,inl,.ritv in
branches of Congress, and, seoond,
gain control of a majority ot States
P.. n. n.w Thn fihiuctiva noint
which they are aiming is the absolute
control of tho Presidential quos-
tiou, so that iu any event
will be able to count in tne ltem-
(K'l-itio candidate. The evidence
this plot appears in thu deliberate man
ner in which they are proceeding to
Republicans and put Demo-
places In imiu iiramiiie
of Congress, the raid against Nenator
Kn ocir. ami aim nst itonreseiuativM
Orth, of this State, and Washburn, of
Minnesota, and the report In favor of
Hull, of Florida, being discs in point.
Senator Kclloirir was admitted to his
seat December 1, 1877. considerably
nw, limn turn vntin no-,i. Ills cnSO
hM bf.en cami " hv the Senato,
Bn(1 hl, ri' ,lt Uy hi, ,t- formally de
colored clftrfl(1 slul rocunisBej. Yet, it is pro-
poeoj now to reopen his caso, unseat
lm Bnrl put , jj,.nloert In his place.
Hi i(irm o gprv,r6 would eXIlire
M,ircn s lm, Bnd hi ,pt.e.ssor will
undoubtedly be a Democrat, but the
l)niocrnU cannot wnit so lone-. Thcv
.' r . . .'
wnnt nim out an(i a JJumot.rilt 111 lllS
place before tho next Presiden
tial election, and they therefore
propose to unseat him without
regard, to law or equity. In the oase of
nir. tutu, oi tins state, tne coiuesiant,
McCabe, has taken no proceedings for
more tmn R ven,r nd under the law
,js claim, If ho ever had any, has long
,ince expired. He has furnished no
evidence that the case ousrht to be re
opened, nor has he shown by his ac-
tions that he thought so himself; yet the
committee has indicated its purpose to
reopen the case nnd to invest tlie con
testant with nil tho rights and privi
leges which he would have enjoyed had
he prosecuted his contest more than a
year ago, as tho law required. The
unsealing of Mr. Orth will give the
iiemocrats control oi Indiana in tne
House. As tho delegation stands, it con
sists of six Republicans, six Demo-
crats, and one Grecnbacker. Putting
a Denioorat in Orth's place will make it
stand five Republicans to seven Demo
jury crats. thus giving them control of the
delegation and enabling tliera to cast
the vote of Indiana f or a 1 lemoerat in
the event of tlie Presidential election
being thrown into the House. In view
of the peculiar position occupied by Mr.
Orth and of the consequence depending
upon his removal, we have no doubt
whatever that tlie Democrats have de
killinif termined to unseat him, although the
contestant, McCabe, has not a shadow of
claim to the seat. The case of Wash-
burn, of Minnesota, is similar to
that of Orth, in respect of the
political consequences involved. The
Minnesota delegation stands two Re
Rives publicans and one Democrat. If Wash
tlie burn is unseated and a Democrat put in
his place it will stand two Democrats
and one Republican, thus, as in the
case of Indiana, giving iwo Democrats
control of tho delegation and enabling
tnem to cast tne vote oi tue state ior a
Democrat if the election goes before
the House. Washburn was elected by
more than three thousand majority, and
Donnelly s claim to the seat is false ana
fraudulent on its face. But this makes
no difference. Tlie Democratic plot
requires the unseating ot wasnmirn
and the seating of Donnelly, and it will
be done without regard to the facts or
the law of tho case. The case of Bisbee
vs. Hull, of Florida, involves the same
Erinciple in a different form. Hull,
lemoerat, is the sitting member, aud
nistiee, nepunucan, w contestant.
Without going inta the details of the
case, it is enough to say that the latter
nas estuuiisucu ms ciuun uujeuu miy
doubt whatever, so clearly, in fact, that
honest Democrats, of whom there is a
corporal's guard in the House, admit
that he is entitled to uie seat. let, in
spite of this, the Democrats have deter
mined to retain Hull. The Florida dele
gation in the House consists of two
Democrats. To put a Republican in
the place of one of these would make
tne ueiegniion a tie, aim consequently
the Democrats could not control it in
the event of the Presidential election
going to the House, lhese cases, all
involving the same principle and point
judgment ing in one direction, prove tlie exist-
ence of a Democratic plot to maintnin
political control oi congress at mi
hazards in order that they may steal
the Presidency next year. Representa
niinoritv. tive Hill, of Ohio, declared in a speech
at Washington a short time ago: " We
(the Democrats) intend to inaugurate
I ' n. 1.
our next gaimiuaie ior jriosiuout,
whether we elect him or not." We
believe this, and we believe also they
Intend, , it not successiui uetoi e tne peo-
P' ln l f-'cotorai soucge. to iuuko
me excuse in tne count oi tue votes
to reject one or more States and throw
the election into the House, where they
will elect a Democratic President. This
terminalion to gain cortrol of a ma
jority of Slates bv expelling Repub
licans and putting Democrats in their
places. It is a schame worthy of a
Py wmL V,.,y m" ,mal
D . . , . , r """"'"'I
principle ui ru.su. iuii,.-im,i,m.F.
I "Wl" '
. hotels Rt Cincinnati except the first
" Hoori next the roof. Even then Tarn-
i ... . ,
of "V"' """" """"'"
luen uannera, an i tiioj wm not ue
pleasant roosters either-
Jo-An ex-rebel officer, who was
formerly of the United States regular
armv, complaining to the .New York
mount Dceausen ami inner ivopuuncau
papers refortto his class as " deserters
of the flag," has received from that
paper tlie pestinent and truthful retort
that "the man who, having sworn alle-
on giauce to the United States and worn
its uniform, fought against it and en-
deavorud to destroy it, was a traitor, and
could not be accurately uescnoeit oy
any other word.
jy-The Democrats of Delaware are
.reftlv takiu measures to disfranchise
in I . ? . T.,. ,
Republicans, lue law oi inai mate pro-
-Chicago IiUer-
vides that no man shall vote unless he
has paid his taxes. Two Democratic
assessors were arrested in Wilmington,
by order of a United States Court,
Thursday, for refusing to assess Repub-
iican voters who desired to pay their
taxes, the refusal to assess being in
thuy tended to prevent Republicans from
law voting. Another trick will be there
are se- iui(ai Dv Democratic tax collectors to
j navmciit of Renublican taxes.
w)ierJ uch. payment is tendered. But
or united States Courts may teach these
rcais severe and efficient lesson
Drcsentlv. Detroit Tribune.
" I never give money to buy slaves,"
to said Mr. Wade; when, seeing the
pleased looks of the Southern men, he
at turned to the boy and said: "Why
don't you run away P" The Southerner
stared at each other, and the darkey
SupIt used to be enstomary in slavery
days for negroes in Washington to beg
money from Northern Members of Con-'
gress to buy their freedom. A poor but
smart looking boy accosted Ben Wade
one day while he was in conversation
with a promiscuous company of North
ern and Southern Senators and began
to beg for money to buy his xreeuom..
icat started off, evidently with a new idea
in his head, when Mr. VY aue called him
back, and handing him a ten dollar bill
said: "Here is ten dollars to pay your
expenses; now run away, boy, out of
slavery the first chance you get."

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