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A Washington dispatch stntcs tlifit tho mints aro rapidly buing prepared for tho coinage of silver dollars, and it is expected very littlo dolay will bo oc casioned in putting tho new law into operation. It is thought that by the middle of April the now dollar will bo turned out at tho rate of $3,500,000 per mouth, which is only half a million per month less than tho maximum provided for by law. The Dardanelles, which wo have heard so much about siueo tho passage of the English fleet through tho same, en route to Constantinople, is about forty miles iu length, and is from three fourths of a milo to two miles wide. Xerxes crossed tho channel on a double bridge ot boats n. c. 4H0. and Alexan der crossed it l). c. 331. Tho members of tho cabinet under stood to be in favor of and who advised the president to veto tho silver bill arc, EvartDj Schurz, Key and Dovons op posed, M'Crnry and Thompson, with Sh erman undecided, but inolined to ac quiesco in tho work of tho people a.s expressed through their representatives in congress. Chicago is slill in trouble. Tho Times of that city declares that an or dinary uowspaper pago would not hold tho names of tho lighters against the tax levy for tho current year in that city. Meantimo Micro is no money in the treasury to pay tho teachers of the public schools. Mahomet Ali does not think much of Bashi-liazouks as auxiliaries. Ho says their primary object is plunder, and their secondary one to lodge their plun der safely. In time of an engagement they aro generally absent, driving home stolen cnttlo. There is a prospect of tho passage of a new grconlrack bill. It is proposed to redcoin tho paper of tho national bank organizations, nnd in their place to substitute treasury notes, thus saving tho interest now paid, which amounts to millions. There wero forty-five million gallons of whisky in tho country on tho first of January. Ouo gallon for each person in the whole Union. There may bo u scarcity of bread, but there is ever whisky enough for all. Kighteeu million dollars in judge meuts aro down to Tweed's account in the ceurts and the proceedings to de clare him a bankrupt havo failed. What is ho going to do about it? Tho electric light is becoming quite popular and conspicuous in Europe as well as this country. The Paris Expo sition will bo open evenings and illumi nated by tho electric light. Neal Dow says that Maine saves an nually $25,000,000 through tho opera tion of the liquor law, which is rigor ously enforced in all tho rural districts and violated only in the cities. The western people havo had the conlideuco shaken in savings bank and aro sending in their subscriptions for four por cent bonds at tho into of $1,000,000 a day. Ayoui'gman in St. Johns who was bound over to keep the peace toward n personal enemy, got his two sureties to givo the latter a tremendous thrashing and enjoyed it immensely, Tho Princo Imperial of Franco will offer himself as eandidato M tho con scription, lieing tho only son of a widow he would bo exempt, but he elects not to bo so. Our exhibit at Taris promises to bo splendid. In addition to tho four naval vessels ..cveral merchant ships will have to bo chartered to accommodate the ex hibitors. Both Houses of tho Ohio Legislature adopted a joint resolution directing that a national saluto bo tired March 1 in honor of tho final passago of tho Silver bill. Notwithstanding "hard times" at home and war cloudsnbroad, tho Amer ican oxhibit at tho l'aris exposition will be tho largest evor made by this country- .Spain invites all hor exiles to return and take tho oath of allegiance to tho new sovoreign. Tho finance minister makes a favorablo report to the Cortos. At the last ball of tho Anon soeioty in New York 0,000 people attended, mid the entire receipts footed up to $30,000. And yet wo talk of hard times. Ouo hundred miles in 18h., 18m. and 10s., mado by Harriman at Haverhill, Mass., is said to be tho shortest time on record. John Euskin, the great architect and art writor, who is reported seriously ill from ovor-work, is nearly sixty years of ago. J..'.; il j.i jj. IMotfcnr In Texan. From the Snn Antonio Kxwifw. Not long sinco a party of visitor in spected tho Foorhouse. Among tho inmates was a venerable-looking old man, whoso faco indicated perfect hap piness. Ho soomod to bo perfectly contentod. Said ono of tho visitors, "You soem to bo satisfied with your lot. "I am," ho replied. "I havo a source of consolation that is donied to most men." "Ahl" said the visitor, "you look for ward to a blissful futuro beyond the grave.." "Yes," responded the old man, "hut I Mud Had much comfort in tha proverb that tmy one man's Ion is another Mali's ;)!, i msbM ma happy n ihlnk tf at I uavir lout anough to f) Idl (HH! Wit IDHHtU IIBRi" VOL T. THE NEWS. XLVlh CONGRESS. Mr. Couklinct presented a netition in tho Senate on the iiSth from James Gordon liennnt, asking C'onercss to aid him In seoklnjr uew discoveries at the north polo. lie nun imrchusci t in nret e vessel Pundo. ra. and Intended to man and run her at his own expense. Tho petitioner desired that tho vessel should carry the American flac. ltefeiTod lo comntlitou on coiumcrci'. Mr. Wullaeo Introduced n hi!l to i.mvi.'o f.ir cnrryliiR ocean malls In American Mem ships. Mr. Vonrhces called up iho resolution submitted by him on tho 14th, providing Tor Inquiry in relation to the issue, of certain bonds by several railroad companies, anil a contingent grunt of lands to tho Indians of the Indian Territory. All amendment of .nr. unrsev s submitted nil ho H i d roct- Inj? Incpiry to bo made, also as to tho mon ey expended by tho several tribes of the Indian Territory. In support of tho dele. rates to Washington, etc., was accepted by Mr. Voorhoes, and the resolution as amend ed was agreed to, and ordered that Invos titration bo Hindu by tho committee on ter ritories, air. Hoot h. from the conim ttoe on public lands, reported with amendment m-naio mu io uecinro certain lands granted in aid of tho construction of the l'uelllc railroad by net of July 1, 1H112, and July 2. 1NIH, subject to taxation. Placed on the calendar. Mr. Plumb Introduced a bill supplemental to tho several nets (clutivo to tho Union I'aeillc railroad and Its brun ches. Iteferred. Mr. Plumb also sulimllted un amendment to Ihe Military Academy Appropriation bill. ISy Mr. Southard, proposing nn umonilincnt to the censtitutloii relative to tho election of President and Vlco-Presldcnt. Ilv Mr. Iilnnd, for tho free coinage of thn "silver dollar; ulso tnutillzc the product of Ihegold nnd silver mines, ami to provide for Hie Is suing of cortilleulos for gold and silver bul lion deposited In the mints, lly Mr. lllair authorizing the Southern Pacific ral.road company lo extend Its lino eastward to El Paso, la the House on the 231 h, Mr. Shelley In troduced a bill authorizing Issues of United States notes uml providing for Iho redemp I loll of ccrtulu United Slates bonds. Mr. llanning, chulnuun of the military commit tee, reported back the bill reorganizing the army, consolidating certain of its depart inents, and reducing its cost. Mr. Scales, chairman of thn committee on Indian af fairs, reported a bill to transfer thn Indian bureau from the interior department to the war ileniirtment Mr. Goodo reported a bill applying Ihn proceeds of public lands to tho support of fren schools. Mr. H.irt rldge offered a resolution directing thn ju diciary committee to Investigate the condi tion of thn government's Interest In connec tion with tho proposed foreclosure of the mortgage on the Kansas Paclllc railway company, nnd any fraud or wrong-doing on the part of tho directors of that company. Tli i i is W. Ferry was chosen l'resi d'liii ftlw Hcnutooii the 2uth In lh" ab sence on account of Illness of Vice-President Wheeler. The Democrats with Senator Davis, voted lor Mr. Tliurman. Mr. Cock roll submitted a resolution directing Ihn commissioner ol agriculture to furnish Iho Senate such information and fuels as may be In his possession in regard to the dis ease known in hog ele leru and to diseases of auimaJs generally. Willi sucli suggest ions as ho may deem expedient. Agreed to. In tho House, on the sumo day, Mr. Hut ler of Massachusetts, mudo his promised speech, nn currency, com hiding nsfollows: "Wo want tho greenback currency and mean to huvo it. but I don't dosiro that the greenback curren-y should be made In serve the oounlry, us it has been vllllled, Insulted and depreciated bv the act ol Ihe government Itself, being reiused not only to bn r. Ivod for all debts due the govern ment, but uotovenpald forall dcniundsdiio from tho government. What I desire is: First A dollar that thall have at all limes a certain. Ilxed staple valuo, below which it cannot go. Second I demand that that dollar shall be Issued by Iho gnverment alone In the exercise of Itshlghest preroga tive and eonstllullonul powers. Third I want that dollar stamped upon some con venient and chcitp muterlal of the least pos sible intrinsic value, so that neither the wotir or Its destruction will bo nny loss to thn government Issuing. Fourth I also desire a dollar to ho made of such material for the purpose that It shall never be ex ported or desirable lo carry out of the country, forming an 'American system of nuance. Fifth I desire that thn'dollarso Issued shall never be redeemed. I see no morn muson why nn unit of a measure of value .should bn redeemed or redeemable than that the yardstick with which I meas ure my cloths or tin1 quart with which I measure my milk should bn redeemed. Sixth For convenience only I propose that the dollar so Issued shall bo quite equal to, or a littlo better than the present valuo of the average gold dollar of the world; not to bn changed or changeable if Ihe gold dollar grows lower In value or prows higher; not to bo obliged to conform itself in vnluo la any regard to tho dollar of any nation of uio world: Keeping itseir always staple and fixed, so that when all tho property of the country ndjusts Itself lo it as n measure of value, it shall remain a Ilxed standard for over. A bill was intro'duecd in tho Senate on the 27th. to allow Indians toninkohomo. steud entries. A hill was passed providing for tho appointuinnt of temporary pension agents by the President, iu certain cases. Tho bill for tho investment of long lime bonds for Iho investment of savings was then taken up. The -dll provides for a safe mode of Investment for tho funds of the classes of people now dependent upon our savings bunks, and the rosult will bo to Initi ate the policy of ndllTuslon of the public debt among our own people. A popular loan, nt a low rate of Interest, to run lift y years, to easo the burden of our taxation and keep our surplus earnings at home; It antago nizes syndicates, and appeals to our own people; It looks beyond tho national banks, and finds Jin anchor for public faith with tho people themselves, without coming to a vote tho Senuto adjourned. Tho House was In coninilttoo ot tho whole on various bills and resolutions, but no business of moment was transacted. Tho Senate passed the resolution of Mr. Plumb, on tho 28th, directing tho Sec retary of the Interior to Inquiro of tho gov ernment directors of thn Union Pncllle rull road as to tho nature of the securities taken or held by that company for nld granted by It to tho Colorado Central and other .rouds, Mr. Paddock Introduced a bill to pro vide ;for tho construction of a bridge across Ihe Missouri rlvor at Dooutur, Nebraska.; Tho silver bill was then re ported from Hie House, where Ithadalroady been pasred over tho President's veto, anil a brisk confab at onco arose between thoso favoring and thoso opposod to its passage. Miiuiiy, nowover, mo oiu was pusseu, not withstanding uio rrosidcni s onjcclions, uy a veto of, yeas, 40, nays ID, as given else where. A hill was pnsseu providing lor a special term of the U. 8. elroult court In tho southeastern district of Mississippi, and the Senuto adjournod until Monday. The resident's veto of Iho silver bill was received In the House at 1:40 p. m., when a lively running dlscusslsn took place on Mr. Aiex. Stephens' motion to puss the hill over tho veto. During tho discussion Mr. Cox characterized President Huyos us a fraud. Tho roll was finally called, with a result of Hill yens to 73 nays- Tho Houso only was in session on tho 1st lust., and little business was transact ed. When an adjournment was taken un til Monday. Mr. Shelley Introduced a bill to aid the (Ireai Southern, rullrond compunv to construct -i linn of railway In flcnrgla and Florida. Ileforrod. It provides Hud Ihe company must Issue bonds to nn amount not excoodlng $11,000.000, pnyablo In fifty years In gold, at the rate of live por cent. In terest per annum, and authorlsos the flcc rotitrv of tho Treasury to Indoreo the emir. antcii of Iho United Bmtes tor payment of tho Interest on stild bonds. On motion of Mr. Wnmlpli, the h i In prevent otirrnln iIon, In pn'e Iotm ty coiiii,eiii'r, which iHlalleif, he tt lone nf Uvm momn to in nv'Himeni, wni mjmu !M treiiai mntl ivi TreFiqaj THE CHILLIOOTHK, LIVINGSTON CO., 3IO. THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1878. Washington Notes. THE Sll.VEIt 1III.I, JPASHKn OVEU TUB PSESI UKST'fl VETO. The President on tho 28th returned the silver bill to Iho Houso without Ills signature and stating his objections. At 1:40 tho Speaker laid Iho veto mnssugn be fore tho House, and perfect order having been effected, thoclork read It. JThe Presi dent says It has been his earnest desire to concur with Congress In t!io adoption nf n incisure lo in. -reuse t lie silver coinagn of the country, but so as not lo Impair the obligations of contracts, either public or private, nor injudiciously affect the public credit. It was only a conviction that this bill did not meet Iho essential requirement, that he felt It his duty to withhold from It his upprovul, Tho messnpo further statos that tho capital defect of the bill Is that It contains no provision for protecting from lis operation pro-oxlsting debts. In case tho coinage which It creates shall continue of loss valuo than that which was tho solo legal tender when thoy wore croutod, in tho judgment ot mankind It would he an act of bnd faith. Thn standard of value should no! bo chnnged wilhout consent of both parlies to tho contract. National promises fhotild bo kept with unflinching fidelity, He could not sign a bill which would au thorize a violation of Hiicred obligations. The obligation of Iho public faith trans cended all questions of profit or public ad vantage. Its unquestionable maintenance was tho dictate as well of honesty as of expediency, and should ever bo carefully guarded by Ihe exocutlve, by Congress and tlio people. Immedlato action was taken by the House and Ihe bill passed, notwith standing. Iho veto, by a vole ol 190 to 73. The announcement of the vote was greeted with general applause. Tho hill was im mediately sent to the Senate, ami at 4 o'clock the Senate proceed) d to vote on the passage ol Ihn bill nolliivithstundlns the President's objection, and ll was passed by a vote of HI yeas, to 111 nays. SOMETHING NEW IN OOVEItNMENT. Tho bill introduced by Mr. Southard proposing an amondmontto tho constitu tion, to be designated ns articlolG, provides that the executive power shall be vested and hereafter administered by threo Presi dents, constituting a supremo executive council of three, to bo elected by the quid- lfled electors of all tho Stales, and oach lo bo taken from ouo of tho threo prominent sections of tho United States, known as the Western States, one as the Eastern and Middle States, and Ihe other ns Ihn South ern States, and no two of whom shall be citizens of the sumo section or district of country. The term of offleo shall bo six years, and no President having servod a full term shall bo eligible for a second term; and at tho first election under this article Ihe President from tho West ern district shuH be elected for the fractional term of two yours, and tho one from the Southern district for the fractional term of four years, and the one from the Eusturn nnd Middle district for the full term of six yours; nnd, ufler the llrst elec tion, one President shall be elected from one of the threo soveral districts every two years. Instead of tho Vice-President, the Senuto shall every four yours elect u Presi dent of the Semite who is not a member of that body, and who, ns presiding officer, shall havo and exorcise all the authority heretofore conferred to the Vice-President. The bill further provides that each of the Presidents shall receive compensation not exceeding thirty thousand dollars per year. THE SlLVEB DILL. Members of tho cabinet aro unusually reticent regarding tho tenor of the discus sion on Iho bills, or nstothe probable re sults. Thore is. howover. ground for be lieving that the Presldont will, In n day or two, address a message toCongrsss In con nection with the bill now awaiting his ac tion. Whether this will ho to veto Iho mos sngo or not Is yet nltogetor a mutter of con jecture. Thoro can bo obtained no ofllelul Information for any declaration In the pre mises. It Is no secret that tho views of the cnblnot were not a unit on the subject of what action should bo taken. There Is a probability that tho discussion will, bo re newed Friday next, unless In tho mennl Irao a special meeting shall bo culled to deter mine the subject. It Is regarded ns a cer tainty that the bill will either bo signed or vetoed, and that thoro Is no probability wbatover that It will become a law by the expiration of ten days. A new rnorosrrioN. The bill introduced by Mr. Shelley, authorizing the Issue of United States bonds and providing for the redemption of cer tain United States bonds directs tho Secre tary of tho Treasury to Issue llvo hundred millions Treasury notos, not loss than llfty million nor more than ono hundred million to bo issued In ono yenr, tho notos to be re ceivable In part of all debts, public and pri vate, of tho United States, except certain duties and Unitod Statos bonds and notes payable In coin. Tho hill authorizes the Secretary io purchase coin with snld notes and with this coin rodcem outstanding U. S. bonds, ruiLLirs BONO niLL. Tho IIouso committco on banking and currency has recommended tho pas sage of Ilopresoiitutivo Phillips' bill, pro viding for tho Issue of a postal saving bond, bearing Interest at Iho l ate of 3-05 per eeut. por annum, exchangeable for Unitod Statos or four por cont. bonds, mid ulso tor the spocial Usuo of Unitod States legal tender notes to the amount 10 per cont. ot the postal savings bonds nnd postal ordors for bonds outstanding, until tho whole amount of such spocial issue shall reach tho sum of $00,000,000. WORKING THE BILVEB SILL. The mints are to bo at onco put to work on the silver Jollur and worked In dustriously, and Secretary Evurts bus opeuod correspondence with Iho govern monts at tho countries composing tho so called Latin Union, and ot such other na tions as tlfo President may deem advisable Inviting them to join the United States In a conforonce lo adopt common rates betwoeu gold and silver for tho purpose ot estab lishlngtho use of bl-meta'.llc money and so curing a Axlty of relative vnluo between thoso metals. LOUISIANA IN THE CABINET. Lost Tuesday's cabinout session was ono ot great interest, as It was devoted to somo extent to the discussion of the trials now in progress In New Orleans, and also an inter-ohange of views on tha subject ol the silver bill, Upon the tonlo ot the ten tones ot Qem Andereon It la understood yory diok'oit opinions were expressed lo the tUtui thm iHtevfaraime el the Onvrrror ol Louisiana in (aver o Aadcnta iketild te WllBhlU. COINING THE 1)01.1,11'.. It is thought that by the middle of April tho coinage ol the silver dollar will be at tho rate of ja.MW.OOO per month. The supply of fractional silver coins at Ihe mint uml dllferent Treasury ofllcos Is sufficient to moot uny demand likely to hrlso for sev eral months. The minis are all Iu excellent condition, wllh a skillful force of workmen anil everything In shape to do the large minium of colin ;;) dcvehqud on them by tho new law. PACKAnll. It is reported that ex-Governor Pack ard will be re-nomlnuted for collector of tho port of New Orleans, and Unit hli nomina tion will bo confirmed. THE EASTEHN WAR. ltcvlew nfllio Situation. Great distrust and uueasiness has boen experienced all over Europe during thepastweek respecting llussla's designs on the Bosphnriis, The 0 rand Duke's forces wero early placed in a position to take the forts at Constantinople in nn hour's notice. A London telegram says: It Is strongly suspected that Thorneycri'ft torpedo boats and Whlteheud torpedoes aro being dis patched to the Hay of Marmora In sections. The Russians occupy Churukol, llodost, Krgll and Tcchke Mldjr, all of which are ad mirably suited as a basis for torpedo opera tions should It be decided to mcnunoo our licet. Precautions are taken nightly to guard vessels against surprise. A dispatch from SI. Petersburg says there is groat war like excitement there In consequence of Ihe llritish government threatening to with draw their umbussudors front St. Peters burg If the Russian's enter Constantinople. The situation iseonslilered as very menac ing. Unliable intelligence from various quarters agree In Ihn stalement that an entry of a portion ot the Russian army into Constantinople may shortly be expected, irrespective of signature or delay In the signature of peace. The sumo paper has a seml-olllcial communication from St. Petersburg, taking exception to Count An- Jrassey's demand for O.IHKI.Iloo of florins. It says, though not Intended for firmaments directed against Russia, this credit lacesH Austria outwardly on the same fooling as England, Russia lias certainly no objec tion lo Austria's occupation el llosniu nnd Herzgovnla. Austria objects to thn com plete autonomy of the whole of liulgarla formed into single provinces and its iwo years' occupation by Russia. The latter combats the partition of IJulgaria Into two provinces instancing the fruillnssness of tho stipulation separating Moldavia and Wallachla. Temporary occupation Is Im pernlivn for the maintenance of tranquility nnd prevention of excesses bv Bulgarians, but measures of control and supervision may bo taken to prevent an occupation as suming Ihe ehuraeterof conquest or usmui- illation therein. All Immense London Mnt. Supporters of the government assem bled In grout force near Ihn Marble Arch thin afternoon for thn purpose of pulling down peace resolutions, protesting agidnsl any attempt to einburrass the government, und ugainst Russian occupation of Con stantinople. Aft orcntliHslnsiieully passing resolutions in favor of tho government, the rowd attacked and temporarily broke up the peace meeting, which was In progress In Hyde-park. After some time Charles lirutluugh moved resolutions lu favor of peace, but he was frequently obliged to change his position. Several lights occur red in the meantime, and the mob sung, Itulellrllannln." After Bradlaugh's depar ture Micro was somo heated discussion ami more lighting. Thn crowd in and around the park was estimated at Hll.nOO to lllO.Ouil, of whom 10,000 took purlin the proceedings. Tho assemblage gradually dispersed. A largo mid excited section went to hoot be. fore Gladstone's residence, but were pre vented from doing any damage by a strong force of police. England's War Footing. Muj. Gen. Sir Garnet Yv'olsoly con tributes to the country an article entitled, "England ns a Military Power." Following are his conclusions: At no former period hus England been so strong In a military senso. Were -war to ho declared, 400,000 hilled men would fall Into line, supported by 372 Held guns, manned and horsed by royul artillery; that tho number would bo roughly mado up as follows: Standing army at home, 90,000 men: army nnd militia re serve 40.00(1; militia. 85,000; volunteers, 1S0.000, and second-clnss army reeervo, 10,- 000; total, 411,0110. 1'ttnf) Dcclurcil. Tho aunouuceuient was mado on the 4th Inst., that poaeo had been signed by both tho contending powers. This was lookod for for many days' pravlous, and does not change tho aspuct of affairs gener ally. It may bo that Important dovelopo- monls may reoult. oven boforo this reaches the oyo of tho reader. CRIMINAL. Execution at Kansas City, Tho hanging of Kieliurd Green for the murder of Deputy Mushull Hughes, near Independence, Mo., February 10, 1H77, took place in Kansas City on the 1st, in a narrow alley-way north of tho court house, bo tweon It and tho high blurts. At 10:30 a. m., the doomed man walked up to Iho scaffold with tho Mushnll and Father Dunn, in good spirits, considering tho occasion. Never has a man faced death moro calmly, scarce ly did a niusclo quiver while his doath sen tonco was being read. Ho appeared en tirely resigned to his Into and his last and only words on tho scaffold wore, "I dlo for my crime in tho faith of my Lord and Sav iour, Jesus Christ. Good wIshcB to all mon." Tho exocutlon was perfect. In eight minutes and 45 seconds after his drop tho committee pronounced that the pulsa tion hud ceased. It was intended that the exocutlon should be private and only a limited number admitted, but hours bufore the appoiutcd time orowds of anxious spec tators swelled to thousands, covorlognll tho bluffs In the vicinity, so that it was necessary to call out Ihe Kansas City Guards nnd tho Craig Rifles to keep back the crowd and prevent accidents. Green was a young man, agod about 97 years and a native of Groenbrlar county, Va.. raised InGreon county, Ohio, but hus llvod for some years in Fremont county, Iowa. This ease Is tho first judloial hanging in Jackson county. Mo., slnoe 1839. Antlereon Sentenoed, " Thos, 0. Andoraon, of the Louisiana returning board was sentenood on Monday. When aeked it ho hail anything to after be fore sentence, Anderson said ha considered hie aaia ruetperaeemleii under theforma ol lew. Ha was I the power ol the aouiri, Mi mif IH hi! UltlkKi litf Whit. CRISIS. nker answered that Ihe licensed had had a fair trial boforo an impartial jury; Hint it was fully justified by tho evldenco. Ho then sentenced Anderson In eonscquenco of tho recommendation of the jury lo tho mercy of the court, tho lowest term under tho law, two years ef hard labor In Ihe pen lt'qitlary and costs. I'litul Shooting at l-'ort Scott. At Tort Scott, on Friday night, the !t Inst., about 2 o'clock. X. S.' Brand, night watchman In the Fort Scott und Gulf rail road yard, shot and fatally wounded Ber nard McKlnnon for utlemptlug lo break In to the pnssener depot. Mr. Brand clulins to have arrested McKlnnon and when ho shot him that McKlnnon was resisting. GENERAL NEWS. Deal hill Hell Wuiln. Kx-Koniitor iSciijuniin 1'. Wade, of Ohio, died at his home In Jefferson, Ohio, on Ihe 2d Inst. The subject of this notice was one of the most uctive men in politicul life in the present half centHry. He was born at reeding Hills parish, Wesl Spring field Mass1, on the 27th day of October, Mill and was therefore in tho seventy-eighth year of his age. His father. James Wade, was a soldier 111 the war of Ihe revolution. His mother was Iho daughter of n Presby terian clergyman, and a woman of great force of character and strengh of mind. In 1SIH Benjnmln Franklin Wade concluded that the East was a poor place for a young man and de termined to seek his fortune in Ihe West, and he rose rapidly to distinction. He was highly popular with his constituents and familiarly known as "Bluff lien Wade." The Bible was his favorite book, nil 4 lie used to go to sleep poring over Ihn Sacred Scrip lure; but he was one of the harilc.-.t swear ers In the Buckeye State. He was a Unit ed Slates Seiialor from Ohio foi eight on years, four years a Stale Senate!, ami sev eral years a State judge. He wasPresMent of the United States Senate ponding Ihe impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, nnd had the hitter been impeached, Wade would have succeeded to the Presidency. Ex-Vice-Presldent Colfax was ;l eon-in-!aw of Wude. Tho l.alrst Earthquake. Accounts from Calluo of the effects of the lldal waves, say Ihe alarm was inde scribable and the ilamuge incalculable. The oldest inhubiluiils state they have never seen anything to compare with the scenes of Sunday and Monday, January 27th and 'jnh. The sea was thick wilh Hom ing debris, und Immense waves thirty and forty feet high break over the moles along the whole coast Hue, spreading havoc end destruction around them. Most of the wooden strip-lures built for the i'aeillc toam Navigation company und for other purposes have been swept nwuy. C.tl for an English company. 2 OUO Ions, has disap peared, and luerehurtlis.' on the dock has been completely ruined. The Wheat mole, Cbuclnto mole, and Meiggs inoln an? de stroyed. Various timber yards, coal de posits and building establishments were greatly damaged. The railroad running from Ihe docks to Chucinlo has been com pletely undermined. Eight persons were drowned. At Pussuzua the eon.leuser wus broken to pieces and considerable coal and saltpetre was lost. Itnml War In Central Missouri. The people of Ht. Clair, Henry and some other Interior counties of Missouri are holding muss meetings upon the coun ty bond question ami the attempted en forcement of payment by legal process through the United Stuten courts, which bus jiiM been Inaugurated. The resolutions adopted are very strong, und in somo In stances declare that payment shall be re sisted by every i'osslble menus. They de clare that the bondholders have put com promise out of the question by adopting this course. Tho county judges of several counties have been ordered to appear be fore tho U. S. court at the March session to show cause why they do not order a levy to puy the defaulting Interest on these bonds, the great bulk of which were issued a few years ago In aid of various railroad enterprises. The action of the court will then bring the long pending troubles be tween the counties and bondholders to u crisis. 1 ho ltcil Mug or tin- C ommune, At n meeting of tho Socialistic Labor party In New York, the red Hag of the com mune was displayed. Resolutions were adopted, denouncing the standing army, the existence of armories in cities, and set tlug forth that moro protection should be given to free speech. "Only let Ihe urmy bo ubollshed," one spoaker said, "and la bor would mako such a move as would In sure lis rights and render It equal with capital." llalocaiist in Cliliiu. Tcr steumor Oceanic, from Chiua, we learn of a torrlblo disaster at Tien Tsin Rouge. A houso In which thefanilnestrb k en rofugeosfrom the northern provinces had assembled took fire. Of nearly throe thous and peoplo in the building, only about one hundred escaped. THE MARKETS. WEEKLY OltAIN REVIEW. Wo aro iudebted to Messrs- Powers. Lyndo Si Wright, of Kansas City, for tho fol lowing reliable review of tho grain trade: Wheat Tho menacing attitude of Russia and England during tho early part of the East week created iineusiiiess lunvulues ot roudstulTs for Iho tiuio, but an under stiiudlng having boen arrived at between thoso two powers, u quieter feeling prevuil ed. A hositnncy on tho part of Turkoy to nc cept the treaty terms proposod by Russia, with tho demand by Austria and Eudglanii that tho conditions therein shall not endan ger their interests guaranteed under the treaty of Purls leavos opportunity yot for further complications. It Is, howovor, gnn nrnlly believed among; statesmen, that dl pio.uaey will avert further bloodshed. Im por' Into the United Kingdom for tho week ondiLg Fob. 10, wero lighter and with homo deliveries woro not equal to actual con sumption. Values of spring wheat for tho week, havo declined 2c a bushel in Liverpool. A moro Important factor, howovor than war rumors In tho maintenance of present values In our markets is tho lowering of rates of trans portation. Not even during tho summer contest be tween luko nnd rati freights, wero rates low er then at presont, so that while In spring wneut j.ivorpooi mnrseis ueennea 20 a dus. our Interior markets ndvancod during the samo ttmo, or sinco our last writing 3! a Dusnei, ami witn tno exception 01 muurduy last, shipments to Liverpool for the week showed a prollt of from !4 to 3a per bus. In wlntor wheat values have boen generally sustained, while one Interior market ehows nn advance of Oe a bushol. The terrible condition of eonntr roads prevents anything llko a liberal movomenl, and the esq prospect o their Improve, nimit Is net tnvnroblr, Bt ielis ere rapldy decreasing IhrottaHnlit tho. tURlry, ire llbt it idle llaltil tha NO. 2S. they nave been for year;.; tho first fine weather will be thn signal for preparing for ihe spring pluming, so that nut little grain can be marketed, und should an active de mand cunllnue prices will favor acher. Corn The "visible supply" of corn, Feb. liith, shows a reduction Iroin previous week of nearly 1'4 million bushels aggregating -i.saj.s-ii mis. Liverpool maikets continued steady dur ing the week till Sntiirdav last, wlion'therc was a decline of l'4e a bushel. Our home markets meanwhile, have b-en fully sus tained, one western market noticeably hav ing advanced lc, the uppreeiutlon being entirely due 10 mo decline in ireigius. The condition of corn In the country has not Improved but very little of It grading No. 2 and until a stonily term of weather intervenes, but limn of this grade may be looked lor. In "rejected" corn u belter de- iniind has sprung up for export, und prices ll.l- IIIiei-MCH t',UIU llll i.O. A, RyeReceipts of Ibis grain for Ihn week ending Feb. 20. have fallen off nearly one ha:f. und wllh active demand for export. prices have advanced 2c and are niling llrm. A decline of 70.000 bus. Is apparent In tl visible supply," which Feb. Hi, was 7IM.212 bus. Rejected rye is also In active demand for manufacturing purposes at a fair nppreci aliou. Freights A general tumble In rates hus taken place since our last writing, con tracts oa gral.i from Chicago to New York being reported at lHc per cental, with pros pects of oven further concessions. From Kansas City to New York a rate of 31c per cental is reported, and a session of the "pool" in St. Louis threatens lower tariffs. qUOTATIOXS. Liverpool Wheal, weak ; wilder, Ills I Oil lo lis (id; spring, lis Hid lo 10s 10.1. Corn, new, ails lid lo '.'(is Ud ; old, SSs (o S8s :ld. New York-Wheat, .lull; Xo. 3 Chi cago, $l.!!:l lo $1.11; Nu4 2 .Milwaukee, l.-'fi; ml winter, if 1.110 lo il.:l(i. Com, quiet ; No. 2, .Vie to ."ilh . llalliniorc Wheal, sleiulv: No. 2 red winter, ifl.2!) cash: $l.:!2' 'March. Corn, dull ; mixed weMcrn, nll 'ic cash or March. CliiciiL'o Wheal, uiiscltlcd: JI.IISU lo t.0s'- March; $l.0v to 1.0s7u A'-.ril. C.il'ii, 42;.;'o Mutch; 4'.'J'.c April; -lilt, ni l:le. May. .Milwaukee Wheal, firm; ifl.(l!.i cash, l.ll!l Feb.; if I. Oil March; if l.llll'.. "April. No. :i, $l.n:i. Toledo Wheat, linn: No. 2, fl.SH'., Miip-h; l.27'. April. Corn, steady; No. 2, I r'.c cash: -HI Sc May. Si. Louis Wheal, steady; SI.1H March; ifl.-JO1,; to if 1. 20 1, April. Corn, 12c March ; II April; 42'.,c to 42:'.;c May. Kansas City Wheat, No. 3, cash. $!.(-; bi.l. SI. Ill asked. Corn, No. 2. cash, :l;i,-'. Oats, No. 2, cash, 2c bid. Rye, No. 2, cash. 41" bid. Cattle Good to choice steers. J4.liiarl.25: natlvo oxen, $2.7.V-r,'l l: corn fed Texas, s:i.no.:i :; sio-kers, s-2.7jiwS.llt). Hogs Packers, s:).3li(.i3.50. Killing Itigt.iimc. l-'lolll tile 1,11 (We I Wis.) SlUl. '1 ho conductors of the St. Paul rail road are most all good spurts with the h.itcun, and who never lire of talking about the millions of chickens, ducks, wild turkey, etc., that tiiey have hilled, i hey havo tried to get Conductor Green nterested 111 hold spoils, but lie always said the game was not big enough fol ium. He said lie had Ins 0)11111011 oi mc ti that would surround a little cliick eu with spiUc-tailed dugs, and then kill it and call it sport. AVliat lie wanted was big game. Nothing less than 11 beir would do him. Last week the owners of the cinnamon henr that was brought down from the Yellowstone decided to have it killed, and someone told them to get (ireeu to kill it, ns lie was nil old bear hunter from the liocky Mountains. (Ireeu said he was nistv 011 bears, not having a tussle with a grizzly iu several years, but if they couldn't get anybody else to chance the lieur lie would make hash oi it. bo they went down to the ice house, where tho bear was. Green said he didn't want anybody to go in with him, be cause they might get hurt, lie put 011 Chuon's hunting suit, tonka carving knife in his teeth, nnd revolver in his baud, nnd went iu and looked the bear iu the eye. Tho bear knew Green meant business, mid ho began lo feel around for his ticket. The conductor advanced to within eleven feet of the bear, w hen all at once the animal sprang toward him, growling and showing his teeth. Green's first inipiilso was to pull the bell rope, and order the cuss to get out of the ice house, but he saw the bear coming through thenir toward hini, and there was not four hours to lose, so he drew the revolver, took nim at the bear's left eye and pulled. There was a pull' of smoke, and tho bear fell life less nt his foot. Placing tho animal iu his game sack, he wiped tho blood from his knife and said to somo men that stood outside, their faces ashy pale, "Always shoot bears in the left eye." The men wero pleased to see him come out alive, and they shook him warmly by the hand. Tho othiY conductors, the shooters, are jealous of Green, and they are telling how he killed tho bear by giing up in tho loft of the ice houso and falling on him, and one of tho con ductor says Green shot the bear with a crowbar through a knot-hole. Another said the bear had all four of his legs tied, and that a doso of poison was ad ministered through a syringo attached to a pole, while another says that tho bear died from fright. All those stories are tho result of jealously. The bear was killed just as we say, and thoro aro few men that would tackle him that is few men aside from conductors. An Affccllnir Incident. Tho New York H'orM publishes a re markable aud affecting incident of the reception given by tho Y'oung Men's Christian Association in Brooklyn Fri day night. The entertniument was to consist of music, recitations, and an ad dress by Eev. J. Hyat Smith, pastor of tho Leo Avenue llaplist church. Mr. Smith was introduced, nnd tho audience was soon in an uproar of laughter and cheers nt tho amusing anecdotes with which ho interspersed his remarks. Suddenly a gentleman walked upon the platform from nn ante-room and said to Mr. Smith in a whisper' Mrs. McDow ell, the mother of two yonug ladies now iu the audience, lies dead in the anto room. Plcaso announce tho fact to the audience." "Not for tho world," re plied Mr. Smith. "Let some judicious person go to the daughters and call them away without letting them know the worst uritil they are out of the room." The young ladies were coiled out, and Mr. Smith, who had taken his seat, arose, and the audience broke into loud applause, which he instantly cheeked, made the solemn announce ment) and thin offered feeling prajWj nf.'sr Which th Mldiinei duperud, I'lm lady's death wm MumA hj hurt dlitM Nl BS OK NEWS. A silver mine has been discovered near Gainesville, tis. Boston's new postollicc has already cost over if 1,000,1X10. Indians arc giving public entertainments ut Knu Claire, Wis. It costs f 1,000 per day to keep Ihe Wis consin Slide Legislature mulling. There arc more limn two hundred churches of all denominations in lloston. Kvery freshman who goes lo Princeton now is obliged to c.pnp himself with a re volver and a ferocious bull-dog. The ldiglish sparrow hus been unquali fiedly condemned ns a had bird by the Nult'iill Ornilliologicul society of Cam ridge, Mass. A resumption ol hostilities between (lie lieshinen nnd the sophomores of Drown university, lliis week, has led lo a number of suspensions. It is so warm lit K11I1111111.00, Mich., that a parly of citizens of that city have donned their siimmcr clothes and gone up in New. aygo couiily IrouMlshing. Mylcs Carey, a Tipporary niiin, lins been nrrcslcd on a cliurge of committing a mur der thirty-six years ago, for which annul was hanged in If I I, prolcsting his inno cence to Ihe last. A Clark county, Iowa, man was recently siiliiiienacil as a witness in' a slate case 011 trial, but refused 10 appear hecausc his lees were not paid in advance. He comprom ised the dilliculty by paying $50. Four well-known lion riraiitn of lloston had 11 dinner al Young's Ihe oilier nighl that cost $2"il. There were thirteen courses ami six kinds of wine, and il look the cluf two days lo prepare (lie hauipiel. About live hundred Indians are having a big pow-wow al Ihe Hid Hiur reserva tion, near Ashland, Minn., and every Ash. land 111:111 Hint ever wronged Mr. Lo is afraid Unit (lie day ol retribution is al hand. Kpisoclc in n political convention nt Ti- lusville, Til.: "The Chairman The clmir will not ilispule the poinl wilh Mr. Car ter." Mr. Caller Ihe chair hml boiler not unless he lakes his coat nil'." The chair did not. Nnilli Ycr11.u1, Ind., is all lore up over tl "lKidy-snalchcrs' " r.iid on Hie cetnel. ry, Ihey having robbed Ihe grave ol' a man named Ned l'adgcl of Ihe body. As yd no clue has been found to the perpetrators of the deed. The Cum iMii h.) Alrertier says John liiley, of that village, who is a very lleshy man, lius met Willi a singular accident. While stooping over, the cult ol his leg burst, and the wound is more painful and serious (ban a broken leg would be. I'lieiistcin Kliiim, 11 German of Lafay ette, Intl., who married a colored woman known ns "llluck Klizu." some lime ago, now living very happily with his wife Ihivaria. where Hie prejudice which Iroiibli'd him in llns country has lint pur- I li i 111 . The SI. l'i tursbiirg f.'iivffi' celebrated its I.V.M anniversary lusi mouth bv publishing a fin- .tinn'l: of ils first number. The langiiiiu'e of the initial number was n mix tute of liussian and Slav, nnd is found dillicuH of comprehension by modern Itus sinus. The coroner of Shelby eoimly, Indiana, after a two .lavs' secret impii-sl over a lie L'lo'i corpse, loiind at M.uristnwii, returned a verdict charging eleven citizens nf Ihe town wilh connivance wilh body-snatchers at Indianapolis to procure subjects lor dis Hrlinll. Tom, one of a niinili. r of Si. I Vtrmiril docs lately employed i:i drawing 11 sledge at Ihe performance of llic "Kxiles," nt tiic Boston theatre, has jusl died ill Kasl Cam bridge, apparently from inoi'tilirution be cause his muster 'substituted another dog (luring the presentation of Ihe play in other cilics. rii'iiMiint Htoi-y or the I, ale rope. A very pleasant story is told of the priest, Miistni 1'erretti, in the days when ho did not imagine that he was to be come Pope. While bo was traveling with several couipaiiioiisinSouth Amer ica, they were obliged to stop ut a mis erable witysido inn, fur removed from any habitation. In this comfortless abode lay 1111 English ofliccr on a bed of sickness, many thousands of miles away from home and friends. The end condition of this unhappy gentleman, n stranger and a Protestant, became known to tho Italian priests. Ono among them remained behind his com panions to watch by the sick man, whom lie at (ended with theallW-tionof aiuolh er. He did not leave his side uutil ho had the satisfaction of seeingthe friend less heretic restored to health. This benevolent priest was Maslai l-'erretti. As Pope, his kind-lieartedness was al ways as apparent, due day he went on foot to say mass at the Convent of the Yisitnudincs of St. I'raucis do Sales. On leaving tho church a little child went up to him and said: "Art thou the Pope?" "Yes, my little friend, I am," replied his Holiness. "I havo 110 father," said tho littlo fellow, piteously. "Then I will be a father to you," was tho answer a promiso which was fully redeemed, for the child was carefully educated and provided form the Pope's nnmo and nt his solo charge. Another day a littlo fellow, nil in tears, attempt ed to make his way through tho ranks of the Swiss Guards to present n peti tion. It was in these words: "Most Holy Father, my mother is old nnd in firm ; I am too young to support her lifo and mine: our landlord, a bad man, will turn us out to-morrow if wo dont pay the four scudi wo owe him. Deign to lend thorn ; I will pay you when I am bigger. " " What is your mime, aud how old are you V" asked the Popo. "I am Paul, nnd I nni ten years old." "What trade is your father?" "He's waiting in Paradise for these teu years," an swered tho child, with an accent of touching emotion. "And your motli erV" in.piircd the Pope. "She embroi ders nnd prays from moruingtill night." Having asked tho child whero ho lived, ho told him to como tho next day and ho would give him what his mother wanted. In tho meantime, inquiries were mndo which proved that tho state ment was correct, and when tho boy came again tho Popo gave him ton scudi. "I did not ask you for ten," said the child, and ho gave back six. "Take them again, my good child," said the Pope, "nnd tell your mother I will look after her for tho future." Where lie Was Stabbed, From the Elcho (Not.) Tout. -t "Gentlomen of the jury," id n Tus carom lawyer, "what kind ..ol swearing has been done in this case?' Here wo have a physician, a man who, from his high and noblo calling, should bo re garded as one who would scorn to stain his soul with perjury, or be guilty of giving utterunco to an untruth. 'But whnt did ho testify, gentlomon? I put the question to him plainly, as you all heard : 'AVhero was this mon stabbed ?' And what was his reply? Unblnshing ly, his features as cool and placid as though cut from marble, he reiplied that the man was stabbed about an inoh and a half to the left of the medial line, and about an inoh above the nmbilions, and yet wa hv proved by three tuiim nsaofiabla witnesses that h( Was stabbed Jil-f. below th YtHim Atnsribstltlert'