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Little Falls Transcript. H. C. STIVERS, Editorand Proprietor. titTTLE FALLS, MINN CURRENT TOPICS. John McCullough was at one time play l®i? Vtrginiut in Syracuse, N. Y. In the dramfe occurs the line, "There is no pub lic virtue left in Syracuse." Scarcely had the tragedian sounded the words, when a man in the parquette sprang to his feet exclaiming "No, by jingo, nor in Utiky either." As an indication of the rapidity with which Christianity is making its way in Japan, it is stated that one of the leading printing offices in Takio has begun the publication of a paper in the interests of the Christian religion as a matter of en terprise. It is solely a native undertaking, none of the missionaries having anything to do with it. The criminal classes in some of the Western States are imitating the Mollie Maguires by "putting out of the way" the men who are most active in suppress ing lawlessness. The last victim is Dr. Daniel Pierson, an Illinois physician of high standing, who was murdered by some one whom he, as a member of Board of Town Trustees, had assisted to punish. Tt was found recently in Cincinnati that while there were at least 10,000 men in the numerous saloons and beer-gar dens of the city Sunday night, only 12, 487 persons attended all the Protestant churches of the city Sunday morning, though the Catholic churches made better showing. Of the 13,487, the Meth odist churches had 2,575, the Presbyterian 2,211, the Baptist 1,108, and the Protest ant Episcopal 1,116. The London Lancet says that ague is now such a rare disease in England that researches into its pathology and etiology have been little prosecuted of late. The majority of medical writers hold that the sole cause of fever and ague is the pre valence of marshes, but there is strong evidence to prove that water has much to do v/ith it. The Lancet points to the prevalence of the malady at Cyprus as of fering an excellant opportunity for careful inquiry at the instance of the Government. The sick list there has not decreased. Statistics of Bible societies indicate no diminution in the vigor with which the scriptures are circulated. The New York society last year distributed 89,854 copies, of which 4,232 were given to hotels and public institutions, 40,698 to seafaring men, and 82.433 to immigrants who arrived at Castle Garden, New York From Philadelphia, since January, over 60.000 Bibles have been sent to Australia and tho Antipodes. At the Paris Ex hibition the number given away largely exceeds a million. Mrs. Hayes recently received at the White House the seventy-three female delegates to the Women's National Christian Temperance Union. Two of tbe ladies made speeches and the Presi dent cordially responded, saying that Mrs. Hayes would show the company the house, that they might see what kind of a housekeeper she was. Accordingly Mrs. Hayes escorted them through the mansion, presenting flowers to the two speakers. One of the glass globes of the chandeliers happening to fall during the reception, each lady carried off a piece as a souvenir. The world owes, in the form of bonded debts, about 23,000 millions of dollars. The best estimates of the amount of gold in the world gives it at 10,000 million of dollars. Yet the world is asked to do all its business and to pay all its debts in gold. A few banking houses in Europe own most of this gold and own most of the mines that produce gold. The figures and the fact tell the story—these few owners have the business of the world at their mercy, and can make a panic like th&t of 1873 whenever ey want to do it. About the only hope there is for the pay ment of this enormous debt is through the Millerites. Jeremiah Collins, of Jefferson City, kill ed his wife, was tried, convicted and sen tenced to be hung. The Governor, upon application of the District-Attorney, com muted the sentence to imprisonment for life. After serving seven yearo Collins addressed a letter to tbe Governor be seeching him to be so merciful &s to al low the original sentence to be carried out. He declcres, "By so doing you will confer a benefit to me, and it may prove to your earthly advantage." The sup position is that the man is crazy. But does it follow that the supposition is true? Most culprits candem'ned to die on the gallows, eagerly appeal, for com mutation, yet it is a fact that many would prefer death to the solitude and weariness of a life imprisonment. Miss Clara Louise Kellogg, when show ing her jewels to a Chicago reporter the other day, is quoted as relating this story concerning: one of her bracelets: "Years ago when I was in England with my father and mother, the Duchess of Somer set showed us a great deal of attention, and among other guests we were invited to meet wtre the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle. They, of course, entertained a great deal, and during the races at Brighton filled their house with guests. The first day or two of the races the Duke, who had bet heavily and lost immense sums, and being a little superstitious, telegraphed an invitation to my parents and self to come down, believing, he add ed, that 1 would bring him 'luck.' We went, and funny enough, the day after I arrived he won $50,000, and on the eve of my departure for America, sent me this souvenir, with a graceful note.': The latest allusion to the domestic life of Charles Dickies is furnished by a Lon don letter to the Auburn Advertieer, which •ays: "It will be gratifying to thousands of Dickins' admirers in America to know that tbevnfe of Dickens and Miss Ho gart, her sister, are reconciled, and both united in compiling a memoir of the nov elists In an interview one evening with George Gruikshank, last December, at his residence in JIampstead, he told me that the difference which arose between Dickins and hit wife grew out of her frequeht criticisms, and what he thought intermeddling with his own exclusive creations, until heinsisted upon their living apart inthe same house at Gads hill. This ^she declined to do and as once took up her residence with Mr. and Mrs. Cruikahank. His eldest son, siding with his mother, left also at this same time. Mr. Cruikahank added "There was no scandal otherwise connected with the matter." NEWS OF THE WEEK CRIMES 42*» CRIMINALS. Bowen, under sentence to be hung at Montreal, has escaped from jall- Mrs. Ettie Wallace committed suicid at Dcadwood.JD. T., lately,by taking mor phine Mental suffering is assigned as the cause. By direction of the President, Super vising Architect Hill has been suspended from office, during the present indictment found agaiftt Mm at Chicago. Another bloody fight has occurred, growing out of the late Jackson, Ky. dia* turbances, in which four men were killed. This last fight took place twenty miles from Jackson. John Connor, ex-member of the Ohio legislature, was convicted in tbe United States court at Cincinnati of perjury, in swearing to false affidavits, for the purpose of procuring a pension from the government. John Mullen, formerly owner of the rolling mills in Pittsburg, Pa., was arrested in Sf. Louis, on the 7th Inst., by United States Deputy Marshall Soest, on a charge of con cealing his assets of assigns in bankruptcy. He will be taken to Pittsburg for trial. At Rochester, Minnesota, Fred. Hitt man who murdered John Schroeder, last summer, plead guilty, and was senteneed for life to the State's prison, with the first day of each month in solitary confienment He mur dered his friend in cold blood for $28. A Yankton dispatch says the grand Jury have found forty-fourindictmentsagainst Livingston and other Indian agents, govern ment employes, and timber thieves. Livings tone, LeClaire, Richardson and Russell have been arraingned on one joint indictment and will plead on the 23d. Advices from Breathitt county, Ivy., indicate that auiet has been again restored Notwithstanding the desperate effort on the paitof the friends of Jason Little, the mur derer, to release him, Sheriff Higgings suc ceeded in delivering him to the jailor of Mad ison county, where he was ordeied for safe keeping by Judge Randall. Gov. McCleary has issued instructions for a special term of court in Jackson as soon as practicable to in dict and punish all parties who parcipated in the late disturbances, and has also ordered the-McCleary guards to be ready to march to aid the court if necessary. PERSONAIj Aim iruxul'flCAJU. Secretaiy Scburz opposes the transfer of the Indian bureau from the interior to j,the War department. «. Rev. James Challen, of Cincinnati, a leading Disciple clergyman, editor of the Christian Annual, is dead. Gov. Pillsbury, of Minnesota, has par doned 18 convicts out of the Minnesota peni tentiary, during the current year. Intelligence has been received that the family of the Ameer of Afghanistan, have taken refuge in Russian Turkist&n. Preparation is bein^ made by those implicated in the cipher dispatches to make a defence before the Potter committee. Mr. W.iitbread, liberal, ha9 given notice in the English Parliament that he will offer a resolution disapproving of the Afghan war. It is reported that Bismarck will only grant amnesty to those German ecclesiastics who specially apply for it and make submis sion to the May laws. Postmaster General. Key will recom mend to Congress the discontinuance of the postal card service, unless larger appropria tions are made to sustain it. The Trial of Capt. Van Gorder at Winona, Minnesota, for assault upon Robert George, with a dangerons weapon resulted in the discharge of the defendant. A cable dispatch states President Aleantera, chief magistrate of Venezuela, died November 30th, and that J. Gulierrez, chief justice of the high federal court, was acting president. Alexander H. Stephens, a few days ago, while ascending the stone steps leading to the House, on crutches, slipped and fell caus Ing a painful wrench of his knee, which will probably confine him to his room for some time. A grand ovation was given at Ottawa to the new Governor General of Canada and the Princess Louise, the grandest ever given at the capital. The illumination was some thing wonderful. The city was a perfect blaze of light. On the 14th inst., the President sent to the Senate a large number of nominations, most of them being for confirmation, and among them the following: Albert E. Paine, Wisconsin, commissoner of patents Lewis Wallace, Indiana, Governor of Mexico, and Algernon S. Battinger, postmaster of New Orleans. Gov. Hampton, of South Carolina, a short time since had a leg broken by being thrown from a mule, and sustained other severe injuries. Erysipelas has now set in and is not thought amputation will save him, His recovery is despaired of. ... His condition produces indescribable sadness and sorrow throughout the State. A bill was introduced in the house by Mr. Finley proposing to prohibit the Union Pacific Railroad company, under penalty of heavv fines, fr charging an additional sum for transportation of freight or passengers over the bridge at Omaha in excess of the amount now allowed by law for all similar transportation over any other portion of the road. Gen. Miles, the Indian fighter believes the Indians can be civilized. But the war of extermination which has continued ever since King Phillips' time, 200 years ago, must cease, and the arts of civil life more wisely and patiently and humanely inculcated. The Indi an is a savage and the first step]in the grade of Improvement is to make him a herdsman and from that he can be inducted into agtl cultural and other productive art?. MISCEZluLNBOUS. A $200,000 fire occurred in New York city Dec. 4th, all insured. Tbe child at Towanda, Pa., proves not to be the long lost Charlie Ross. Heavy failures in Stockholm are announced caused by the fall In the price Iron. A livery stable at Petersburg, 111., has been burned with horses and entire stock. Loss $25,000. A cotton mill at Ball&ton, N. Y., has been destroyed by fire. Loss $60,000, Insur ance $30,000. The Vandalia and the Ohio & Missis sippi railroad have reduced passenger fare from St. Loula to Cincinnati, from $9.50 to $7.00. A "corner in wheat" has, been es tablished In Chicago by a combination, which is producing no little excitement there and in Milwaukee. At Cumberland river «hoals, near Somerset, Ky., by a premature blast explosion in a quarry, two men were fatally injaried, *nd one man seriously. The loss by fire in Reynor Bros, whole sale confectionary establishment, at Pitts burg, Pa., will reach $35,000. A large part of the loss was caused by water. Gen. Meccham, of the army, testifying before the Indian bureau transfer commission gave as his opinion that the savage must be civilised, and that this cannot be done by the .army A heavy snow storm occurred in Kansas City, and other portions of the South On December 8, at which place it measured ten inches deep. The storm extended from St. Louis, Missouri, to AbOece, Kansas. A London Telegram says, the Chatter^ ly Iron company has refused the offer of 900 men to resume work at a reduction of 5 per cent. Extensive discharges of workmen In the neighborhood are impending. bank at Montreal has received a cable dispatch announcing the suspension of the West of England bank, headquaters at Bristol. Capital stock £1,000,000, and it has forty-nine agencies. Trouble caused by loss of tho iron trade. TOe funding board of Louisiana are trying to make such arrangements as will enable the State to pay the January interest on consuls. It is believed that at least $200, 000 in addition to the interest fund then on hand will be required. The Evening Dispatch of St. Louis, in cluding all property and franchises, has been sold at auction utider a second mortgage for $2,500, subject to a firot mortgage of $15,000. All tho presses, material and other properties of tho morning Journal, which suspended publication a month ago, were sold at the same time, subject to the same mortgage. An extensive aud destructive prairie fire below Crook City, D. T., has swept in an easterly direction, burning up hay which had been cut and stacked for the military posts a Bear Butte. The military quarters narrowly escaped destruction. Many ranches were burned to the ground. StUrgis City, which lay in the path of the flames, was^saved by at slight rainfall, which »topped the fire's prog ress. At Youngstown, Ohio, a terrible ex plosion occurred on the 6th Inst., at the upper Brierhill furnace. The furnace men were in the act of turning on a blast when the ex plosion occurred, throwing the hot blast In every direction and covering the men Robert Lowe, of Newcastle, thigh broken and otherwise seriously injured recovery doubtful. Geor&re Anderson, legs and head badly cut Patrick Saunders, head and body badly cut. The boss had a leg broken and waB otherwise seriously injured. Cause of the explosion nat known. It is stated bv a Waukon paper, on what is asserted to be reliable authority, that the Waukon & Mississippi nariow gauge rail road, recently purchased by the leading stock holders in the Dnbuque & Minnesota road, is to be transformed into a standard guage road, and the work of extension up through Minne sota commenced early next spring with a viewto reaching St. Paul. The line willprob ably pass through Preston, High Forrest, Kasson, and so on through Dodge, Goodhue and Dakota counties, and will thus prove competing through lino between St. Paul and Chicago. As an argument against transferring the Indian bureau to the military department, Secretary Schurz alleges a lack of due econo my in the habits of the military. He says sol diers never think of the cost of a thing if it is thought to be necessary. As an instance he mentions that at the close of tho Sioux war there were about 2,000 horses, ponies, and mules taken from the Indians for which cows were to be given them, and It turned out that these ponies and mules cost $19,400 besides the cows, and that to sell them cost $5,683 ad ditional. Tbls was an Instance of tho cav alier way which was not found in the interior department The cxcitement still continues in Chi cago, in consequence of "the corner" in wheat It was an open secret that the ring which was making such a bold dash to control the wheat trade had endeavored to borrow from Chicago bank? $1,500,000 with which to complete their operations. This scheme, however, appar ently fell through, and things became so pre ternaturally quiet that "the boys" were thrown completely off the track, and came to the con clusion that the Ne York men who had the thing in hand had despaired of (success, and concluded to "lay down" and meet their loss es with as good a grace as possible. The English Parliament convened Dec 5th. The queen's speech, read in the house of lords, was unusually short. Her majesty regrets being compelled to summon parlia ment earlier than usual, but the action of the ameer of Afghanistan compelled the sending of an expedition into his territory, and the earliest opportunity has been taken to call the parliament together and make to it the com munication required by law. Papers on the subject will be laid before parliament. As surances from all foreign powers are friendly and there is every reason to believe the ar rangements for the pacification of Europe made by the treaty of Berlin will be satisfac torily carried out Estimates for the ensuing year will In due time be submitted to the house of commons. After full deliberation upon the matters which have led to the early meeting of parliament, and after a suitable re cess, parliament should proceed to the con sideration of measures for the public benefit, which will then be laid before it. Views of Prominent Bankers of New York on Resumption. [New York Special to Chicago Tribune. A prominent banker in Wall Btreet, in con versation this morning, gave his views in re gard to the romor that a movement was on foot among the banks to hoard gold and thus binder resumption. Tbe banker said he did not think any such movement was in progress. Tbe rise in the gold premium was simply owing to stock-gambling operation, intended to de press stocks. It would only take small amonnt of money to lock up a million of gold. If, by doing this, stocks could be de pressed about five points, a large profit would accrue to brokers. The action of the clearing house, tbe banker thought, wonld Boon be re versed. Many banks in the late meeting are already regretting their course. The Clearing House association has no ill-feeling toward the people, and, if they found the best interests of the country demanded it, they would reverse their action. The banker thought resumption would be accomplished in January without any difficulty. Although, perhaps, detrimental to himself personally, he was free to admit that resumption was best for the country. He had heard, from what he thought a trust worthy and official source, that, upon the reas sembling of Congress, a bill would be intro duced making legal-tenders at once redeem' able in gold or silver. This, if passed, would bring about resumption immediately. Another equally well-known financier thinks the action of the Clearing-House association more deliberate than, many suppose. They were nothing bnt a set of speculators, having in view only their own interests. They pre tended they, want to sustain the government, If this was their intention, they should have acted in the onposite manner. They should rather have tnrned a cold shoulder upon gold coin. The United States has de clared that the silver .dollar of 4123^' grains shall be the equal of the gold dollar. If not yet, it would be the dnty of banks, as true reoresentatives of the people and the trade'of the country, to do all in their power to make silver worth aa much as the gold dollar. By enhancing the premium on gold the people are made to suffer, encourage ment is given to stock-gambling, and the re vival of business prosperity is seriously inter fered with. Instead of admg the government, the banks are weakening it. If they want to be patriotic they will recede from their false, damaging position, and make a clean breast of it by declaring themselves ready to assist the government. Jo Eramett's Donkey. I New York Star. "Now I vas happiness," cried Jo Emmet in front of an np-town theater the other day when a curious looking little gray donkey appeared around the. corner. His donkey ship waa arrayed in a nd blanket with yel low trimmings, Upon which was embroided in large letters, "The New Fritz," and was drawing after him a milk-can perched .on wheels. "Hahlo, Fritzie," sang ont Emmet, and "he-haw, he-e-haw" responded the donkey, with great:cordiality. "Dodt's a don-gry, aindt it?" queried the comedian in his inimitable patois. "Veil, dodt feller isder moat oxperienced actor of his nationality vot yon hef efer seen. He's a full-plooded Irishman yust like me!" and he scratched the donk«y*s ears. The donkey seemed to appreciate the ca ress, hee-hawed again, and tried to bite Jo's hand. De fast dime I ever bring dat don key on der stage, he was frighdtehed like efferyding, und laid down "tiind just cried. Couldn't do someding at all mit der rascal. I sendt dot feller by der depot in an ozpress wagons. Dem pig loafers of smSsh-bag gagers was standing aroundt raid making fan by dot poor. leedle donkey, which waa carrying on just like gracious. VeH, after avhfle he gonduded dot it vasn't some use off he aet dot vay, undt now he's got to like der FwiiKM. Efery night ven I says to him, Dere read your book Undt improve your mindt, ha tana der eue undt says hee haw hee-haw. Jo did the donkey language very wall. Then ha related another ekperienoe with the "feller:" "Von fine morning in I'altimor© Cjdy,"said Jo, '"he-kicked ub Ida heeds and avay vent dodt millik gan undtub der atreedt he vent ligke ter toyvel vas after him. So help me g-r-racious. der bolioe arrested der donkey, undt I hacr to go to der ataation honaea nndtpail him oodt," and Joa smiled and muttered something which sounded like "Have a pier?" 1 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. SENATE, December 3.—A large num ber of appointments made during the recess Including the New Yorg custom house an ointments .were submitted. Senator Pad ock Introduced a resolution in reference to the trade dollar. Senator Morrill introduced a resolution for the issue of small bonds to be exchanged for U. S. notes or coin certificates. Senator Beck introduced a resolution calling on the Secretary of the treasury for informal tion in reference to silver coin. Senator Matthews called up the Pacific railroad biU and spoke in favor of it HOUSE, December 2.—Bills were in troduced for recomlng silver trade dollarainto standard silver dollars, for the repeal of the resumption act, apprlentment of a committee on the yellow fever epidemic. The military academy and fortification appropriatipn bills were passed the former appropriates $276, 047, or $16,000 below the appropriation of the current year. SENATE, December 4.—Senator Sauls bury introduced a bill amendatory to the re sumption act. Senator Eustis Introduced a bill appropriating $5,000,000 for constructing, repairing and rebuilding Mississippi river levees. Senator Davis, of West Va.,Introduc ed a resolution on agriculture. Senator Harris' motion in regard to epidemics was agreed to. The motion'of Senator Matthews to take up the Texas Pacific railroad bill was rejected, 19 yeas 22 nays. Senator Edmunds gave notice that he would call up his bill relating to Pres idential elections, and the counting ofvotes. HOUSE, Deceber 4.—A resolution was Introduced calling on the President for infor mation in regard to Mexican affairs. A reso lution was introduced to restore Hot Springs appropriation omitted in the enrollment from the civil sundry appropriation bill of last ses sion. Mr. Kelley offered a resolution calling: on the Secretary of the Treasury for informa tion in regard to the deposit of government money in national, state or private banks. A resolution was introduced in regard to the silv dollar, but its considefation was rejected. SENATE, December 5—The Vice Presi dent announced the committee on tho yellow fever epidemic. Senator Morril submitted a resolution of inquiry in regard to the Freed man's Saving and Trust Com" any. Senator Cameron (Wis.,) presented a eport relative to the claim of David T. Cort of South Car olina to a seat in tbe Senate Senator Ferry introduced a resolution calling on the Presi dent for information concerning postal and commercial intercourse between the United States and South American countries. Several changes were made in standing committees by unanimous consent. HOUSE, December 5.—Mr. Singleton re ported the consular and diplomatic appropri ation bill. Mr. Clymer reported the navy appropriation bill. Mr. Breniano asked for a committee to investigate a charge of the Washington Post, that he had taken $25,000 tribe to influence his legislative action. Mr. Cox submitted a resolution of enquiry relative to the expulsion from the German Empire of Julius Baumer a citizen of Chicago. Mr. Garfield reported a concurrent resolution for the appointment of a yellow fever com mislon. Adopted. Adjourned till Monday. SENATE, December 9—Senator Win dom introduced a resolution setting forth that the patent office had become an institution of oppression. Submitted a resolution request ing the President to produce correspondence with U. S. Marshals, in reference to the late elections in South Carolina and Louisiana, A message was received from the House an nouncing the passage of a bill to correct the omission in the sundry civil appropriation bill regarding the Hot Springs appropriation The bill to change the mode of counting votes in Presidential elections WHS taken up and Senator Edmunds spoke in favor of the bill. HOUSE. December, 9th.—Bills were in troduced in refer in ce to the silver standard dollar, touching national banking associations and to enforce th«5 fourteenth and fifteenth amends to the constitutian, having reference to the late elections in Seuth Carolina. Mr. Sayler introduced a resolution calling on the treasurers department for certain Information In regard to gold and silver bullion. Objection being made the resolutiou was not recuid Mr. Burchard introduced a resolution for holiday recess from December 21st to January 6. Referred. Tlie Indian Transfer. VIEWS OF SECBKTABY SCHUBZ. WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.—The joint commission considering the transfer of the Indian bureau to the war department, heard Secretary Schurz to-day. He disclaimed any personal desire to retain the control of the Indian service under the interior department. No branch of the de partment's business is so troublesome and thankless. He thought the Indians entitled to humane treatment, and that could only be ten dered through processes of civilization, ednca tion and kind treatment. This the military were not fitted to promote. The secretary quoted from the report of the Sioux commis sion, signed by Generals Sherman, Terry, Augur and others, setting forth in effcct that if peace with the Indians was required, the management of their affairs should be placed under a civil, department of the government. Now I agree with these gentlemen on this point. There are a great many officers of the army who have excellent ideas about Indian affdlrs^ but it is another thing to bring it into practi cal effect. The military men of the govern ment he did not consider gifted with the pa tient labor required to PLAGE TUB HOE IN AN INDIAN'S HAND and teach him to use it. He denied very em phatically that the red tape system of report ing Indian outbreaks, which had been asserted was required under the present administration of Indian affairs. Whenever a case arises where prompt action is necessary he in person com municates with the secretary of the war or gen eral of the army, as the case may be, thereby causing but very few hours delay in perfecting the necessary arrangements to meet the emer gency, rather than months, as is intimated by Gen. Sherman. He claimed that the demand for the transfer of the bureau from the civil to the military department was based upon as sumptions rather than upon facts. History will prove that the Indian bureau is cred ited with Indian wars which in reality occurred previous to its organization under civil man agement. The cause of the majority of wars, in his opinion, is the breaking of treaties to gether with THE ENCBOACHMBNT OF 6BEEDY WHITES upon settlements allotted the would-be peace ful_ Indian. He did not believe that such military officers as Generals Sherman, Sheridan and others desired war, bnt subordinates who had lepntations to make were not so keen for peace, especially with the Indian race. Army, officers, the secretary said, in reply to a ques tion by Gen. :Hooker, who have- been in charge: of Indian agencies have been Very faithful and efficient. Their duties were, however, in con nection, wit an unsettled state of affairs, and not with a view to civilizing the Indians. The secretary advised placing troublesome Indiana on a reservation under martial law and of in creasing the number of the Indian police force from 450 to 1,000 or 1,200. This force waa very reliable and had rendered good service. WAR DEPABTUNT KATAQEHKNT IK OLDSN TMXS. He said he had read in the papers a state ment by Gen. Marcy that when in the war de partment the burean was worked smoothly, that there was no mismanagement, and in fact,, no suspicion of any. It was in fact as he had said, as if angels had descended, upon the earth, doing gentle ministrations among the savages, to lead them to a higher state of well beingt It was easy proved this was far from being -the Case. A report of a committee to the House of Representatives made in 1842, when the war department had charige of Indian affairs, charged clerks: with unpardonable negligence that accounts showed an almost total want of method that accounts of expenditure were so carelessly kept as to furnish scarcely any traces of expenditure of very large sums. For several years entries were made in so slovenly a manner that the very clerks themselves could not explain them. There was not a single entry referring to In dian land, and all the records left by Indian officer* of. the war department were scraps of memoranda pencil notes, etc.' To bear out his statement with respect TO MAUPBASANCB, he quoted from the report of Lieut. Gen. Hitchcock and sustained the action of the de partment in reference to the removal of the Cherokecs. The contract was made at $10 per head and 20,000 Cherokees were removed, bnt 16,000 in excess Of actual number were charged and paid for,.making the actual paymentf204, 376 in excess or $103 per capita., He also read a report dated 1884, which showed the exorbi tant prices which Indians .were charged for va none articles, and concluded that from all this it Wonld seem that the reoord of the war de partments management of Indian affairs was by no means so clear as Gen. Marcy tried to makeout. He was not going to pretend that the civil administration Was pore. No snCh thing. Bathe would say-thsp'hsd no SOUKDAI. QCHB SO nan as thie Cherokee affair. He allowed to the diffi culties of supervision. cfi: different -ageaciea, but fsv? many abuses that had formerly existed wfcie being'swept away. Withihe exception of the treasury department's prosecution of the whisky ring, he did not think that any depart ment-had been more active in -proaeeating its contractors when titer wore oacc detected. They had, perhaps, some fifteen or twenty un der prosecution now, and oaly a law weeks ago one of these CQSXBAOTOBS W^CONVICTEJ). Now he should be very slow to assert tbat army officu ts, aa jsuch, had dishonest tenden cies. He thought the army deserved, as a whole, itb reputation for. ..honesty, that, is to siy for honest intentions.-' Yet it wonld be absurd to say that such a olus of men were in aecessible^o the bad impulses of human na tuT^. Gen. Marcy hid stated that while the adminiatration of the war department cost $1,800,000, the Indian "department co8t $5,000, 000, difference of $3,200,000. Such a com parison was absurd. The Indian business in 1849 waa nothing to what it had now be come.- He read a statement of the amount paid per 100 pounds of Beef by the two departments for the Indian bureau and military, which showed a saving of §644,000 in favia- dt the- former. Gen. Miles had Ftated thaV the transportation of the army cost $4, -000,000, "while the transportation of wood, clothing etc., for Indians only cost $225,000. A fiance would show that tbe department of the interior got its transportation at cheaper rates. He did not attribute any of these things TO DISHONEST! OF THE ABUT, but rather to their cavalier way of looking at and dealing with things. Soldiers never thought of the cost of a thing if it was thought to be necessary. As an instance he mentioned that at the close of the Sioux war there were about 2,000 horses, -ponies, and mules taken from 'the Indians for- which cows were to be given them, and it turned out that these ponies and mules cost $19,400 besides the cows, and that to sell them cost $5,683 additional. This was an instance of the cavalier way which was not found in the interior department. o. o. WATKIN8, inspector of the Indian department, followed Secretary Schurz and opposed the transfer. He explained the mode of inspection of Indian supplies. Friend Miles also gave bis reasons why control of the Indians should not pass to the war department. ANOTHER MILL EXRLOSION. The Anchor Mill of Pillsbury & Co., at Minneapolis Destroyed, Oa the evening of the 9th inst., anoth er disaster occurred at Minneapolis whicfo. resulted in the destruction of the Anchor mill, C. H. Pillsbury & Co., proprietors About 8 o'clock Nels Munson. one of the millers, discovered that one of tbe eleva tors which conducts the flour from the lower basement to the middlings purifiers in tho upper story of tie mill was clogged. He took a lantern and proceeded to the base ment for the purpose of removing the obstruction. Arrived in the basement, he took the precaution to place his lantern some fifteen feet removed from the ele vator, where the difficulty was, but placed it directly in front of* the door opening into the elevator Removing the obstruction he started the ele vator once more, when a great puff of flour dust came out of tbe open elevator door, reaching to the lantern, when "whiff'.' and there wa9 at once an explosion similar to the great one last spring, only smaller and unaccompanied with'its'disastrous effect. Munson was badly burned about the head, hands and face, but not dangerously. He immediate ly stopped the mill and he, together with Theo. Barthoffand W. W. Smith, immedi ately turned on the water and tried to put thi.flames out with the hose. It was no use however. The flames ran tip all the elevators and then the entire interior of the mill was soon on fire. The alarm was immediately sounded and the entire fire department of the city were on the ground with all speed, but with all their efforts it was impossible to stay the flames. The fire was confined to the mill which was completely destroyed on the inside The mill was worth $75,000 and the wheat and flour on hand $13,000 more. There was an insurance of $49,000 on the mill and stock, Mr. Pillsbury says the mill will be immediately rebuilt. The Electric Light in the London Times" Composing Room. London World.] The state of expectation in which the public mind allowB itself to be held with reference to the so-called "divisibility" of the electric light by Mr. Edison is somewhat surprising, seeing that all the time this divisibility is a fait ac compli in England, and may be witnessed and tested any night of the week at the Times print ing office. Armed with an order for this pur pose I went there the other evening, and this is what I saw:—From gas light we merged sud denly into what seemed a flood of daylight, which came from six small lamps placed at intervals round a large room, in which com positors and others were busy at work. These lamps were suspended so as to be raised and lowered at will. In compliance with the wish of one of the gentlemen present one of these lights, selected at haphazard, was turned out by means of a tap, and it remained out with -out the slightest perceptible increase in the volume of light in the other lamps. Then an other light at a distance was treated in a simi lar manner and with a like result. These two were then refit by a turn of the tap the reverse way and turned on full power. Then one was slightly "lowered" so as to give about a third of its full light, as with ordinary gas. In short, we found there a useful and agreeable light, which can be moderated and arrnged to snit all circumstances. This is the Rapieff light. I am no electrician, and shall not attempt to give a technical description of the apparatus employ ed, but it seemed: to possess great simplicity. M. Rapieff says he can burn ten lights, in one circuit that his carbons will burn for ten hours that they can be easily renewed, and'without extinguishing the lights. He farther estimates its comparative 'cost with gas aa less" than a third. His statements may be taken for what they are worth but,' judging from what I ac tually saw in -the Times office, I should say the sooner gas shareholders begin to "hedge, by nvesting in electric light shares the better. A Witty Tory. The Rev. Dr. Mather Byles, a Tory clergyman of Boston, was greatly dis liked by the patriotic citizens of the town. His bitter wit provoked, their enmity quite as much as his leaning towards England, and the Board of War sen tenced him, in 1777, to be confined to his own house. A. sentinel was: placed over him, whom one day the doctor per suaded to go on an errand for him, prom ising to take his place until his return. The passers-by were much amused to see the doctor gravely marching, with a mus ket on his bhoulder, up and down before his own door, faithfully keeping guard oyer himself. A shorttime after, the guard was re moved, but thie doctor provoking a further complaint, a spldier was again stationed before his house. Ip a.few days he was a!sO removed, and the witty Tory was left unnoticed. "I. have," ho said, in speaking of these events, "been guarded, regarded, and disregarded. His wit once met with a severe retort Encountering a 'lady who, having de clined an offer of marriage from the doc tor, had married a gentleman of the name of Qaincy, he said', "So, madam, it ap pears you prefer a Quiriey to Bylet? "Yes," she replied "for if there had been any thing worse than biles, God would have afflicted Job with them," A Jswess Turning Christian. INew York World.] Miss Maggie de KothBchild is preparing to turtt ClttfetiaiL«iilt« viefa to her marrii^ff to the Duo de Gulche. The budding duchess receives regular religions Instruction from a lloman Catholic priest at.Prankfort. The De Grammonts, I believe, are very strict Catholids ahd^little ferfhey objected to the young lady'k money bags, they didr- .. Separation. very modi indeed—almost to the extent of -for bidding the bahns/and a French parent can forbid the bazins in a most efficient manner —to her religion. The, more orthodox Jews are, I am. told, veiy. angry about the *ffair and, addingup tbe many Christian mjrriages made 1y members of the great financial house, deelarft they are undeserving to be long to "the lUfion" any more. It is, in deed^ evident that, if Jews and-Qhri^iaiui keep mtermiurryihg. the latter, as ,the more uhineroQs, wffl in time ahmfr the' former. Thia i^ one way of getting rid of the Je^cert^, raf'(^'irhieh will take -nie. •••:•.: twin:, :,«!••• A farmer near Atwafer, Kandiyohi oounty, while threshing for ai mii^falxip had his ma chine destroyed by fine, camnd by a hot journal. Abo twenty-five sacks of wheat destroyed. His low was about 9600. A wall was grown up betweeu tbe two— A strong, thick wall, though all unseen None knew when the nrst stones were laid, Nor how the wall was built, I ween. And so their lives were wide apart, Although they shared one board, one bed A careless eye saw' naught amiss, 3 Yet each was to the other dead: He, much absorbed In work and iln, Grew soon unmindful of his loss A hard indifference worse than hate Changed love's pure gold to worthless dross. She suffered tortures all untold Too proud to mourn, too strong to die The wall pressed heavily on her heaf-t Her white face showed her misery. Such walls are growing day by day 'Twixfc man and wife, 'twixt "friend and friend, Would they could know, who lightly build, How sad .and bitter is the end. A careless word, an unkind thought, A slight neglect, a taunting tone— Such things as these, before we know, Have laid the wall's foundation-9tonc. Clioate Belore a Jury. The power with which Rufaa Choate, the eloquent Massachusetts' lawyer, con trolled the minds of a jury, is depicted by E T. Whipple, who says, in Harper's Magazine: Iu jury trials his main object was to influence the wills of the twelve men before him. He addressed their under standings he fascinated their imagina tions he stirred their feelings but, after all, lie used all his powers in subordina tion of that one primal power which dwelt in his magnetic individuality, by which he subdued them, bringing on that part of their begining which uttered its reluctant "yes" or "no," the pressure of a stronger nature as well as of a larger mind. As an advocate, he thoroughly understood that men in the aggregate are not reasonable beings, but men with the capacity of being occasionally made.reasonable, if their prejudices are once blown away by a superior force of blended reason and emotion—in other words, bry force of being. His triumphs at the bar were due to the fact that he was a powerful man, victorious over other men because he had a stronger manhood, a stronger selfhood, than any body on the jury he addressed. On one occassion I happened to be a witness in a case where a trader was prosecuted for ob taining goods under false pretensions. Mr. Choate took the ground that the seeming knavery of the accused was due to the circumstance tbat he had a deficient business intelligence—in short, that he bad unconsciously rated all hia geese a? swans. He was right in his view. The toreman of the jury, however, was a hard headed practical man, a model of business intellect and integrity, but with an in capacity of understanding any intellect or conscience radically differing from his own. Mr. Choate's argument as far as tbe facts and the law were concerned, was through in an hour. Still he went on speaking. Hour after hour passed, and yet he continued to speak with constantly increasing eloquence, repeating and re capitulating, without any seeming reason, facts which he had already stated and arguments which he had already urged. The truth was, as I gradually learned, that he was engaged in a hand-to-hand— or rather in a brain-to-brain and a heart to-heart—contest with the foreman, whose resistance he was determined to break down, but who confronted him for three hours with defiance observable in everv rigid line of his honest countenance. "You fool!" was the burden of the advo cate's ingenious argument "you rascal!" was the phrase legibly printed on the foreman's incredulous face Bat at last the features of the foreman began to relax, and at the end the stem lines melted into acquiescence with the opinion of the advocate, who bad been storming at the defenses of his mind, his heart and his conscience for five hours, and had now entered as victor. He compelled the foreman to admit the unpleasant fact that there were existing human beings whose mental and moral constitution differed from his own, and who were yet as honest in intention as he was, but lacked his clear perception and sound judgement The verdict was "Not guilty." It was a just verdict, but it was mercilessly as sailed by merchants who had lost money by the prisoner, and who were hounding him down as an enemy to the human race, as another instance of Choate's lack of mental and moral honesty in the de fense of persons accused of crime. The fact that the foreman of the jury that returned the verdict belonged to the class that most vehemently attacked Cboate was sufficient of itself to disprove such allegations. As I listened to Choate's argument in this case, I felt assured that he would go on speaking until he drop ped dead on the floor rather than have relinquished his clutch on the soul of the one man on the jury whom he knew would control the ooinion of the others. A Narrow Escape. During tho campaign of 1800 Napo leon arrived at Brun, in Moravia. He had to pass the Old Gate. A steep ascent leads to this gate, contiguous to which are several houses one of these was occu pied, by a mechanic as a dwelling and a workshop. Among bis journeymen was a native of Tryol, sn industrious and worthy fellow, but, like all his country men, a furious enemy to Napoleon and the French. On the morning when the emperor rode to the Spcilburgthe Tyro lese was missing. His comrades were just talking of him, when the apprentice entered the si op and mentioned that he bad seen the Tyrolese at the window of the loft. This awakened curiosity, and tho master went up to the loft to see what he was doing he found him kneel ing at the Window, with a gun ready cocked lying before him, and his eyes fixed on the road by which Napoleon was to pass. As the house stood on the de clivity of the hill, consequently lower than the gate, the Emperor on horseback at''the moment when he came up to the gate, would have been on a line with the window where his humble foe had posted himself and the distance would have been so small that scarcely any marks man, and least of all a Tyrolese, could have missed bis aim. A few moments after the master had d:sarmed his work man Napoleon passed the gate and rode down the hill. His destiny was not yet accomplished. Professional Vanity Sacrificing Life. A New York correspondent tells this story: There was a considerable attend ance of doctors, surgeons and students at the Blank hospital one day. Dr.—, a celebrated surgeon, was to amputate a boy's leg, and a brilliant operation was looked for. It was brilliant, but in the midstof it one of the spectators saw a spurt —spurt of blood that his practiced eye told him ought to be stopped at once. He looked anxiously at the opperator, but though his eye saw it, too, his pride was blind to it. To stop and bind it would spdif the symmetry of the performance. He went on and finished to the admira tion of the whole throng—"a splendid .operation 1" 2 l^iejxiext morning our observing friend went to the hospital. As the dor was opened for him he said to the janitor: "Little is dead." The man stared at him |n astonishment. ,"Why. how do yon knoWthat,. sir?" "I knew he wonld die when I saw the operation" Said the man, "Yes sir, he died this morning." That same morning some one found the brilliant surgeon standing by the sheeted bed. jmth a face that told its own story. He said he would give all he had: in the world if he could bring that boy back to life, for he knew that his vanity had killed him. MINNESOTA NEWS. Ice four inches thick has afforded fine skating at Mantorville. The house of Navus Bur rill, of Nicollet, was consnmed by fire a few days since. A number of the farmers in Murray coun ty intend to cultivate the sugar cane next season. Maj. Kennedy, of Hastings, slipped on the icy walk, turning his foot under and frac turing his leg. A brakeman on the Hastings & Dakota railroad had a thigh broken while ooupling care at Shakopee. About 160 persons have signed the tem perance pledge or put on the blue ribbon at Monticello during the temperance revival. A 12-year-old son of Mr. Swanson, of Kingston, Meeker county, had a fall from a house, last week, which resulted in a broken collar bone. The weather is favorable to building and a number of barns are being built in Worthington, the better to protect stock during the winter. The grain house at Delano is to be closed owing to lack of patronage occasioned by dis satisfaction with the style of grading prac ticed by the agent. N. J. Westby, of Fremont, Fillmore county, had his house and its contents de stroyed by fire, from a defective fine. Loss, $1,500 insured for $950. The East St Cloud depot has been closed, and persons wishing to take the cars at that point are obliged to stand out in the cold and await the arrival of the train. There are over a thousand driven wells in La Crosse, the owners of which are watching with interest the resistance to the payment of the claimed royalty in Minnesota. A 7-year-old boy in Owatonna was struck in the eye by a snow-ball, and it is feared tbe sight is destroyed. The little rascal that threw it put a stone in the snow ball. Noah linger, residing two miles from Kasson, Dodge county, on the 15th Novem ber, picked ripe wild strawberries. They grew in the open air, though in a protected position. A young man about 17 years old, a son of Barney McLonghlin, of Manannah, Meeker county, had his right hand mangled in a threshing machine, last week. Dr. Kennedy was called, and found it necessary to ampu tate one finger. Godfrey Zockah, aged 20, of "Wiscoy, Fillmore county, on a late Sunday loaded his gun to go on a hnnting excursion, but be fore starting by an act of carelessness con trived to discharge the contents of the gun into one of his knees, making amputation necessary. The county treasurer of Winona county has paid a bounty on precisely 50,000 gopher heads. Ten cents per head has been paid on about half of the above number, and eight cents on the remainder. One little boy bringing in 370 scalps, received at one time $37 bouuty. As Otis Corbin, of liiverdale, was starting for church on a late Sunday morning, his horses became fractious and upset the wag on, throwing out violently upon the ground his wife and daughter and Mrs. Mayberry. The latter was rendered insensible, and Mrs. Corbin was considerably stunned and bruis ed. Medical aid was called, and the injured parties are doing well. A section hand on the S. M. railway nam ed Ben Olson, living at Lanesboro, was paid $10 more than he was entitled to. He was asked by the paymaster if he received $10 too mnch. He gave a negative answer, afterward discovered $10 more in his pocket than belonged to him, and having denied it WRB scared out of his senses, and walked a short distance from his home, cut his throat with a razor, was picked up, brought back and has since died. Samuel Adams of New London, Kandiyo hi county, had one of his feet injured some two years ago by a log rolling on it It has troubled him ever since, and lately gangrene was developed, making amputation neces sary. His leg was taken off below the knee. His recovery is doubtful. Mr. Adams is an old settler, a prominent citizen and is be lieved to be the wealthiest man in the county. The heavy traffic on the 140 miles of the Northern Pacific railroad, between Brainerd and Fargo, is already beginning to tell on the iron rails laid down in 1872, and tho di rectors have decided to commence replacing theni with steel. An instalment of 500 tons is now being manufactured at Chicago. The pattern adopted weighs fifty-six pounds per yard, is four and a half inches high, and four inches base. Moses MeCarty, of Darwin, about five miles from Litchfield, while driving at a reckless, break-neck speed, was thrown fif teen feet on to the railroad track, suffering a violent concussion of tbe brain and other in juries. He was taken up and cared for, but lay in an unconscious condition for several hours. He is slowly recovering, and it is thought if no internal injuries are developed he will get well. At a merry-making in the town of Bur bank, Kandiyohi county, the bottle had passed t» freely, when an alteraction oc curred between Nils Nilson and Ole Torkel son Leskerne. The last named drew his pocket-knife and made a savage attack on the other, cutting a deep gash on one side of his face from his nose around to his ear. The wounded man fainted and was uncon scious for some time. He will have bis as sailant arrested and tried for the offence. St. Peter Tribune: Maurice Campbell, of Lake Washington, turned his cattle into his corn field where he had finished husking, and soon after five of them died, and on Sunday another one died. They undoubted ly died from the effects of smut which they swallowed in eating the husks. The cattle had been fattened and were nearly ready for market. Farmers should not allow their cat tle to run in their fields, as there is an un usual amount of smut on the corn this year. St. Charles Union: A little girl, who gave her name as Katie L. Lyon, was found at the South Shore depot in Winona on Sun day afternoon, crying bitterly and stating that Bhe had been beaten by her step-mother, who lived on Mark street. Her father was away from home. The child, who is but 10 years old, wishes to return to her grand parents, who lives at Donnelly station, Stevens county, where she is assured of good treatment. Mr. B. H. Langley and others in terested themselves in the girl's behalf, and she will probably be sent to her grand parents. Her back was blaok and blue from the blows she had received. John Evendorf, the man who was arrested for the murder of the missing man, Ponce let, was exammed before Justice Keeler, at Hokah. James O'Brien, county attorney, being unwell and unable to attend, the ex amination waa conducted very ably by Hon. Ed Thompson, of Hokah. Nothing was elicited from tbe ten or twelve witnesses to connect Evendorf with the affair in any manner whatever. He seems to be a half demented tramp, without any visible means of support or any laudable object in view. He was sent by County Commissioner Thompson to Dubnque, where he claims to have a family and friends. An Emperor's Kindness. Emperor William, of Germany, is a kind-hearted old man. Two anecdotes are told which illustrates his natural dis position An official of the German civil service and his wife celebrated recently their diamond wedding. The Emperor, in his retirement, heard of this event, and sent a medallion portrait of himself in a gold en setting, ornamented with the impe rial arms, by wayof a wedding present, and at the same time sent his regret-that h:s inability, to write preyented his ap pending his autograph, which, however, he promised as soon as he was able to do so. The other incident is as follows: Two children of a butcher, in a village a few miles from Berlin, having heard of the Emperor's fondness for blue corn-flowers (our bachelor's buttons), gathered a great nosegay of them in the fields, and with out saying anything to anybody started off on the Berlin highway, trndged all the weary miles to the city, fonni their way to the palace, and handed the pow ers to the lackey "for the good Em peror." Their appearance attracted attention, and when questioned they told their sim ple tale, 'l'hey were taken into the pal ace and given a lunoneon, which was probably the best they Mid had ever eaten, then, as the Emperor divined that the parents must be by this time in great anxiety, the two little dusty and way worn children were sent home in the imperial carriages, an honor which made them the most distinguished residents of heir li ttle village. Anecdote of Prof. Morse. When Prof, Morse was in Washington, trying to interest Congress in his great invention of the electric telegraph, he was a guest of Mr. Ellsworth, at that time Commissioner of Patents. The Professor's money was all gone. His friends, pleasant home, and family were, doubtless, enjoyed the more by this honest man, who must have felt that in such a cause as his, it was no disgrace to be poor. The Professor was using all the in fluence he could bring to bear to secure an amendment to the Civil and Diploma tic Appropriation Bill of forty thousand dollars, by which the telegraph could be put up between Washington and Balti more. Judge Leonard, afterwards a member of Congress from New York, and now a distinguished resident of Brooklyn, met the Piofessor at the house of Mr. Ells worth, in company with Mr. Ferris, then he member from New York. After many rebuffs and disappoint ments, the great inventor was still a9 calm and unruffled as ever, explaining the minutiae of the construction of the telegraph, and the philosophy, of elec tricity, with the enthusiasm of a younger man. He was then over filty years old. The next morning, with the battery in one committee-room, and the wire in an other, the Professor made a series of very succcssful experiments. The spectators were impressed ana convinced of its util ity, and the next day Mr. Ferris modve the proposed amendment. It was im mediately carried, only one man voting against it. This man was Cave Johnson, the war-horse of Tennessee." Mr. Ellsworth had a little daughter four years oid, who was devotedly attach to Prof. Morse. She had heard the amendment, and forty thousand dollars, talked of so much, that she seemed to understand its character as well as the grown folks. When the messenger ran to Judge Ellsworth's with the joyful tidings that tbe amendment was carried, the little girl ran up stairs as fast as her feet could carry her, and opened the door of her friend's chamber. The inventor was on his knees in prayer. Usually the child would have waited, but now she ran quickly to him. and putting her little hands on his shoulder* said— "Come down 'tairs, quick. The 'mend ment is carried." She was God's messenger, bringing to the devout man of genius an answer bis prayer. It was a touching incident, and one that impressed Prof. Morse very deeply. RACHEL AND RISTORI. Distinguishing- Characteristics ot Great Dramatic Queens. From Scribner for November. tbe Rachel was no fighter. She had no confidence iu herself, and yet, by a strange (but easily explained) anomaly, she was disturbed bv the least hostile crit icism, even by people beneath contempt. At rehearsal she often was thrown into a panic. The night she first appeared in New York, she was so disturbed by the rustling of the leaves as tbe audience fol lowed her, book in hand, that she came within an ace of falling into hysterics. The least incident put her out. Hence the care with which even her custume was secured against all disarrangements. Even at the (.eight of her reputation, and when everybody who went to hear was an enthusiastic applauder, she never could play unless all the hireling. ap plauders were in their usual places in the pit. In vain the managers and actors told her that hundreds were nightly turn ed from the door for want of seats but she insisted upon the presence of those mercenary applauders. How different she was from her great rival, Ristcri! Ristori always insisted that there should be none of these hirelings in the theater when she played. She said: "I am not only irritated by their horrible, little, mechan ical noise, but they hide the public from me. I cannot follow the public feeling. Now. it is the public with whom I would have to restle. If the public be hostile, all the better,the fight will be the warmer. If the public hiss'me, all the worse. I shall probably have merited those hisses. But then on the other hand, if I win their applause, I shall be able to say to myself: "That bravo is honestly and entirely mine." Nothing disconcerted Ristori, and she wa? full of pluck. She fought for author, for play, for self, all the more ardently if the audience was hostile, till the curtain tell While Rachel de pended on her dressing maid for, the arrangement of her costume, Ristori would take a large cloth, throw it over her shoulders and drape it during the play as suited best with her present pas sion, now letting it trail ^eh'nd her with queenly sweep, then wrapping it around her like the cloak of a nun, or rolling it around her head like the-veil which hides a broken heart and tear-scalded eyes. How admirably Guizot portrayed the characteristics of both actresses, when he said: "One is the beau-ideal aristocratic tragic actress the other is tho beau ideal democratic actress." Nature oftimes jeers man's vanity the beau ideal aristo-. cratic tragic actress was born in a kennel. A Word About Contradicting. Nu one liket to be contradicted, even when contradiction is absolutely neces sary. A few resolutely amiable souls may bear it without visible demonstration of annoyance, but such cases are uncommon an 1 exceptional, and only serve to prove the Tule. But too often it happens that contradiction is not only unnecessary but superfluous, as a few samp'es will prove. Miss A and her sister are calling, and Miss A is speaking of the death ot a mu tual friend. "Ye?, I saw her in July for the last time 1" says Miss A whereupon her sister immediately interrupts with "Oh, no, you didn't, you saw her in Au gust I remember very well it was the first day of August." "Well, in August then," says Miss A, accepting the correction, and going on with her story. Mbhe seemed very well, and yet it was just one week afterward that she was taken with "Oh, no, it was eight days after you saw her you said so at that time," breaks in the accurate sister once more. Miss A finally closes her narrative by saying: "And she lefc such a young family! the baby is only a year old now.' "Why, sister, how can you say so? that child is one year and two months old at the least,*' is the instant correction. And so the dialogue goes on—eVery remark sandwiched between interruptions of the seme sort -the most unimportant dates and faets constantly. re-stated and the contradictor full ol inteiest and compla cency all the while. Too often the whole point of an amus ing anecdote, or the force of a remark, is destroyed by some unmeaning and im pertinent contradiction, while the effect ppon .both speaker and hearers is irritat ing in the extreme. Only lately we were com^endin® exactness of speech, correct nMs in emall details, and the like, but this is a very different matter from that, and should never be confounded with it. —Chrittian Intelligencer.