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My DAVENPORT At BOBTKI. OREGON, 110 LATE NEWS OeBcral Newt. " About two fcot of snow felt In North crn Ohio, March 30ih ud 81t. Princess Caroline, widow ot tho iko redltary Prince Ferdinand, of Dcnmttk, Is dead. Tbo loom harness factory of Geo. W. Harris, Lowell, Mass., burned April 6tfc. Xoss, f 40,000. A bomb exploded under the windows of the palace of the Dnlce Bontona, at Jftd arid, April BJ. No one hurt. Princess, by Tramp, record Sb32 last 7ear at Are year old, has been told to a Chi-" cago gentleman for 1300, to bo used on the road. Tho cold weather and snow of tho winter In Montana killed 23 percentofthc -cattle and 40 per cent ot .the ahecp of the Territory. Chicago's first receipt of strawberries leached that city March 81st. They came from Mobile, Alabama, and sold at 110.00 lo (12.00 per 0 gallon can. Dr. Glenn, the largest wheat grower in-Callfornla, pronounces the wheat profit so email that he must seek diversity ot culture lor his 45,000 acres. Gartor Harrison, Democrat, has been re-elected Mayor of Chicago, by a majority of 7,741. Wm. L. Effing, Republican, has been elected Mayor ot St. Louis. A salo of winter wheat of tho pros pective crop has already been made at Bt. .Louis 1,000 bushels to be delivered In ware house Bcpt. lit, at (1 per bushel. It is stated that Col. L. F. Oakes, for rnerly of the Kansas Tactile, will be appointed General Manager of tho Northern Pacific road, vice O. E. Sargent, resigned. On tho 1st ot April in California trees were putting on their buds In profusion and the fields and meadows were gleaming with the golden tints of the buttercups and pop ples. A special from Moberly, Mo., says nearly all the coal mines In the northern and western districts ot that state closed on the 4th ot April. The miners demand 4) cents, Tho town of Groen Island, Nebraska, opposite Yankton, Is reported as swept away by the flood. The steamer Western sunk at Yankton, and the Fontanelle six miles Above Thrco hundred and seventy horses, costing f35,C00, were purchased by American dealers at JTontreal, Canada, recently, and sent all over this country, some going to.Bal tlmore. Tho apiarians in tho vicinity of Urba na, 111., have met with Immense losses from the extreme hard winter. The losses range from one-third to all the colonies In each apiary, Mrs. Magdaleno Mills died in New York, April 6th, after three weeks' fasting, the last without drinking water. Family troubles and lots of money said to be the cause. John P. Rich, Republican, has been elected to Congress in the Seventh District of Michigan to succeed Hon. O. D. Conger, transferred to the Senate, by a majority of over 8,000. A dispatch from Wood Mountains says that Sitting Bull and camp, about 100 lodges, arrived at Wood Mountain the last day of January, and have been camped near the post ever since. According to tho records kept at Fort Bnelllng, Minn., the snowball of this winter has been four times as muh as for the pre vious nine years, and nine times the average of nineteen years. 6ne of tho slones in a flouring mill In Monroe county, Arkansas, burst April 5th, Instantly killing two men, and fatally wound ing several others, and among them Mr. John eon, the owner ot the milt, A flro originating in Robinson's wag on works, Cincinnati, April 2nd, completely destroyed the building, COxIOO feet and live stories high. The Ore extended to other build ings, with a total Iocs of about (100,000. A boiler in Cummlngs & Finncs' smelting works at Leadvllle exploded, April 1st, completely demolishing the building. Wm. Collins, the engineer, was probably fa tally Injured, and three others seriously. Recent frosts have wrought much damage to Atlantic collie and sugar planta tions in Central America, where the memory ot man and tradition unite in testifying that no Ice was ever before known as a native pro duction. By a heavy frost in tho northern part ot Texas, April 1st, the fruit crop was con siderably Injured. In northern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, early vegetables are mucn aamagea. uisieareathe peach crop is entirely cut our. A company has obtained a charter from Florida to construct a ship canal across the State by way of Caloosahatchee river and Lake Okeechobee to the ocean, near the mouth of at. Lucie river. The company has a capi tal OI f3,UU0,U00. The Supreme Court of Illinois has de - clared the constitutionality of the law impos ing a penalty ot 1 per cent, far non-payment of taxes. The same tribunal declares that lo cal assessments of rail-road side-tracks, turn outs ana switches are void. Mrs. Albright, a widow a few miles from Youngstown, Ohio, hung herself with a skein of yarn to a beam In the woodshed Marcb, 88th. On receipt of the news, her un cle,! John Xllzera, living ten miles away, fell ata. Mrs. Albright leaves Ave children, At BrockviUe, Ontario, April 4th, W, Frailer, Arthur Wright, and a young man Irom altland, (name unknown,) went duck- shooting. The boat capsized, and Wright and the yountr maa from Jbraltland were drowned. Frailer was found clinging to the boat, and lies unconscious. The latest accounts from Chio est! mate the number of victims by the earthquake at 5,0(0. All the foreign men-of-war at Smyrna have started fer Chio. Gen, Long street, United States Minister, has ordered the corvette Galena to proceed thither with succor for the sufferers. By an explosion in a saw mill at Berkley, Virginia, April 2nd, Andrew Brown, Thomas Creek, Moses Conway and Lnke Whitehura, were scalded to death. Robert James and Robert Brown were also so badly Injured that they will die. Three other men were badly scalded. The terribly mangled and lifeless body of a nun was fouad In a tunnel at BL Louis, April 2d. It evidently had been run over by three or four trains. From papers on the body tho man's nttne Is supposed to be Eugene P. Ellis, a carpenter, whose family resides at Emporia, Kansas, Four directors of tho London Northwestern railway, .accompanied by one of the managers, wilt .come to tho United States to inspect the American railway system, with a view of the Introduction Into England of some of Its features. The deputation will travel over all the principal trunk lines In the States from New York -to San Francisco, Dispatches up to 'tho 6th of April say that occasional shoots of earthquake are still felt at Chio. All the open spaces in the town are filed up with the wounded, many of whom are In a helplees condition. Many of the dead and wounded wore still under the ruins. The survivors were emigrating In all directions. There were tar tmore victims In the villages than In the town of Chio. A dispatch from (Constantinople, April 4th, says: A strong shock of earth- .((lake at Chio, In the Island of that name, destroyed many houses and seriously damaged all left standing. Later details say that many Inhabitants were killed, and tho remainder are encamped In fields. Jtfany neighboring villages were also destroyed. During the panic which ensued tho Eastern Telegraph Company's offices were pillaged. Great damage has been dono in Da kota aDd soino parts ot Nebraska by the high waters and the Ice. At Fort Pierre, Dakota, the loss amounts to fully (50,000, as only a few houses wcro left. There was no loss of life. In the Platte Valley, Nebraska, the loss of stock and other property counts up In the hundreds 'of thousands. Thrco lives are known to have been lost, but It la thought a number more perished. Tho N. Y., Tribune says: President Parker, of the Produce Exchange, received a communication from Edward Btvc, Consul of Belgium at Philadelphia, who was Instructed by his government to make Investigation of the alleged hog dlscaso prevailing In this country. Seve snys he has Just arrived from Chicago and Is "ready to believe no diseased meats wero shipped directly from Chicago, Cincinnati or St. Louis." A San Francisco dispatch of April 5th says: The crop reports show that nearly everywhere In the State tho prospects are fa vorable for a good average yield. On some of the flooded lands no attempt will be made to raise crops, and a majority of tho wheat grow ing counties report decreased acreage, al though a number have seeded more than usual, and returns as far as received show about half a million tens of wheat In store In the Inter ior. Crime. B. F. Harrington, an outlaw, was shot and killed at Mount Princeton, April 6th, while attempting to escape from officers. A special from Dallas, Texas, says that Adam Thompson, who was convicted of the murder of old man Bchumaker, has been sentenced to hang on June 1st. Mrs. Upright, a young woman, shot at Stanton, Mich, by herhuiband, March 19th, died April 3d, having lived fifteen days after being shot through the brain. On the 6th of April a United States revenue posse In Somerset county, Ky., cap tured Johnston Hochstetter, Wm. Miller, Samuel Ryle and Joseph Nlckland, moon shiners, with 150 barrels ot Illicit whisky. At Memphis, Tonn., on tho night of April 5tb, Lucius Cobb was shot and instantly killed by Lawson Bkelton. Tho difficulty originated over the possession of a colored girl. Cobb and Shelton were both colored. At Sunbury, Pa., April 6th, while Mrs.- Hover and family were at dinner, a daughter aged 17, and a son aged 14, quar reled. The boy left the table, and returning? with a shot-gun fatally shot his sister. The boy gives as a reason for the crime, "They would not give mo enough to cat." A party of cowboys raised a disturb- nneft nf fWi.111 fMtv TTMf s...t. XT.w March 29ih, and were pirllaiiy disarmed by the Sheriff and sent away, but they soon re turned, and a cowboy named Harry Deans shot Sheriff Barnard Kearns through the heart. The Deputy BherlH was also wounded. A Sidnoy, Nebraska, special of April 81, says that Reddy McDonald , Lead musician at a dance house and a noted cut-throat, was taken from the county Jail by vigilantes and hanged to a tree In the court house yard. Mc Donald was one of the sixteen desperadoes who were Jailed ql Friday. They had held the 1 town in terror for several years, and the citi zens resolved to clean them cuU McDonald was discovered arranging plans lor breaking Jail, and hence the lynching. A special from Durango says tho whole section of country around Rio Arabia, New Mexico, is in a 6tate of nervous excite ment. Terror reigns supreme. The cause of the terror Is Ike Stockton and a gang who. with his brother Port, have for two years been depredating through New Mexico and Texas, murdering, stealing, &c Less than a month ago Port Btockton, whose headquarters were near Farmlngton, entered a saloon In that town where a number ot ranchmen were drink ing, and as customary everybody took a drink under penalty of being shot. There was one refusal by a ranchman. Not complying rort drew a revolver but was Imme diately shot and killed. Ike Btock ton hearing of this collected a eanc ot six or seven desperadoes and started fov Farmlngton with the avowed purpose ot kill ing every man who was present when Fort was killed. Blnce then they have been murderlnc the ranchmen and coyboys, killing and steal ing stock and defying the authorities. A vlg lance committee was organized, butts now erless, the desperadoes being thoroughly ac quainted with the country, well mounted and having divided Into three or four squads to evade them. Gov. Wallace has called out the militia and the country Is to be scouted until the desperadoes are run down. Forelsrje. XNQLAKD. It is said that tho Government in tends to propose a resolutlou canceling u-uonneii's laat suspension in the Commons The experiment ot lighting portions ot the city ny me lirush & Bclmen electric system was entirely successful. Bradlaugh ad dressing " Ms supporters at Northamp ton said If elected he would take the oath and Immediately ask leave to Introduce a bill sub stituting affirmation for oaths, Notwlth standing the arrest ot most ot the Boclallsts who directed the FrtVuitt, It has been resolv j . i i . . cu mat uic journal snau reanDear. A new office baa been selected and new type purchas ed, minejm Martin, one ot the staff ejected irom me premises, nas undertaken the pnbll cauonor tne rrtvuM, Physioians spook hopefully of Boa- conneid's condition. It Is stated that Eng land has declined to attend theMoneterv Con erence because the conference Is practically pieagea w Bi-meuiism, A Londondispatch of April-th says Or. Brace visited Lord Beaconsfield this morning, as well as Dra. Ktdd andQualn, -Subsequently the three physicians held consultation and Issued the foUowtng bul letin: "Lord Roaconsfleld was rather restless until three o'clock this morning. 6lnce that hoar he had somc-qutct sleep. Ills .coughing and expectoration Is less troublesome, and ills strength Is maintained. This Isthonght to indlcato a relapse In the condition of the patient." The -doctors upon being Inter viewed stated that tho patient's condition Is as favorable as tsicy could expect, -but tho -cold winds are seriously Interfering with his pregTess. Dr. Kldd will visit the patient at Intervals during tbo day. There will be an other consultation to-night. To-night -Dr. Kldd will sleep at Lord Beaconsflett's resi dence eo as to be ready In the case ot onicr- geney. The London Tines of April 6th flays uiaastone'a epeccn, last night, or over two hours' duration, was delivered with out any perceptible abatement of his characteristic energy. We hope It Is not necessary to take him at his word, Uiat this may be his last budget, but it It be so. the necessity will notarlw from any defect of power. In the Commons S. P. O'Connor, Homo Rule, called attention to the Increase ot evictions In Ireland, and appealed to the Government to tako steps to restrict them. The Chief Secretary for Ireland said those who had advised the peopta to pay no rent were partially responsible for the evictions, and hoped that tho Land bill would bring about a better state of things. Gladstone de clared that never In his knowledge had any Government exercised greater care or be stowed moro anxious labor or consideration on any proposal than the present Government had on tho Land bill. The authorities of tho London custom house have been warned from Liverpool that an attempt to blow up that building will be made shortly. Extraordinary precautions have been taken. Dispatches of the 7th say that Beaconsfield had passed a' bad night, and that the Immediate attendance of Dr. Qaaln was found necessary. RUSSIA. A dispatch from St. Petersburg states that a violent quarrel has broken out In the Imperial family In cousequenco of which Grand Duke Constantino strongly suspected ot Nihilism, is about to resign bis high post ox Grand Admiral, and Minister of Marine ;al- so,!t Is reported thatConstantlnewlll resign In favor of Alexis. When Constantlne, who Is the hero of tho diamond stealing story, ap plied lor permission to pay his respects to the remains of the late monarch, the Cztr sent him In reply an open telegram with tho royal signature, addressed "To him who Is unworthy the name of Grand Duke," brand ing him as a disgrace to his family and Rus sia and abruptly refusing his permission to visit tho capital. Immediately after departure of the foreign Princes, measures of extreme severity will be taken against the Nlhllsts. IRELAND. Jasper Jully, editor of the Roscom mon Herald and a land league organizer, was arrested at Boyle on the charge ot Intimida tion. Jully, In his last speech, referred to the museum In New fork, where be said rewards are given for the heads of Irish landlords. An affray has occurred between the people and tho police wbo were protecting a process serving on an estate In Countv Mavo. Two men wero killed and several wounded. Twelve baronies In County Cook have been proclaimed In a state of disturbance. At Clonmol, Sunday, April 3rd, Thrs. Sexton, M. P., addressed 10,000 people. A man named Cahlll has been arrested on the charge of shooting Daly, a victim ot the agrarian murder In West Meath. One ot the persons engaged In planting the bomb at the Mansion House In London, named O'Donnell arrived In New York, April 2nd. The Irish organizations are arranging for an excursion down the bay to meet Coleman, another of the Mansion House plotters, reported on board the Australia nearly due. Money has been cabled to the third person now resting In Paris. A Dublin dispatch of April 6th says the Land League receipts for the week wcro 2,500. Fifty pounds were voted to the fami lies of the killed at Claghcr. Victor Hugo having requested Admiral Maxse to give writ ten views on the present situation In Ireland, and the cause of the distress, for use as the basis of a manifesto promised Parnel), the Ad miral has complied with the poets' request, ana now prints nis'statement In the form ot a brief pamphlet. The Admiral recognizes and supports the efforts ot Gladstone's cabinet to deal with the Irish land question. He con de sns the conduct ot Parnell and colleagues, and declares they know perfectly well It the present cabinet resigned the only alternative would be the reactionary conservative cabinet, whose watchword has always been Protestant domination In Ireland by means of Tory land lords, and Tory churches. A dispatch saya that while a dozen policemen were escorting a process-server at i Balllnamore, county Let- trim, they were attacked by twenty women with stones and sticks. Tbey fired on the wo men and a girl aged 20, was fatally shot and another wounded. Several of the'pollce were seriously Injured, AFBICA. It is reported that the exploring expe dition of Colonel Flather was attacked In Af rica a short time ago, and Colonel Flather and nearly all the members of the expedition killed. One member named DIanone with a rubordlcate officer named Folegnln and 61 men escaped, bat were subsequently overtaken by another tribe who declared they had no share In the massacre. This tribe offered the fugitives some dates, but the fruit was pois oned, and 29 men died after partaking ot it. Folegnln with thirty men continued tbo re treat but were surrounded by hostllo tribes. ALGIERS. Telegrams from Algeria report threo regiments on the way to the frontier. Two army corps quartered In the Marseilles and Montpeller districts will shortly be mobilized to reinforce troops In Algeria, and six largo transports are preparing for Immediate ser vice The cruiser Tourville has been or dered to embark field equipments for forty officers. Quern Cancuriniri a cough with Dr. Bull Cough By rap be called, ouiiying a cougni A story Is told of a German shoe maker, who, having mado a pair of boots for a gentleman of whoso flnan clal integrity he had considerable doubt, made the following reply to him when ho called for tho artioles: "Dor poets ish not quite done, but derbeolish made out.' Proai. sii.aao. "To sum It up, six long years ot bed-ridden all ot this expense was stopped by three bot- un ui nop oilier, taneu uy my wue, one nas aone tier own housework for a year since. Without the loss of a dav. and I want everv body to know It, for theW benefit." JV, E. rarmtr, CONGRESSIONAL. Washington, Thursday, March 31. iweucupwo penaiog Dusiness, nelng ivaviuuuu ui iuu election oi oincrrs Speeches wero martc by Cameron of P., Maxey, uawes, Jonas, Brown, Beck and Logan. Beck moved that when the Senate adjourned It would be to meet on the first muuuiy in vectnmer. Rejected 21 to 21, After some further Jocular remarks bv Beck uawes and Pendleton, on motion ot Dawes mu oeuaio aajoarnca nniu to-morrow. WASHINGTON. Frldav. Anrll l.f The resolution for lie election of officers came uu o uuuuisdcu onsinces. a motion ny Pen dleton to go Into executive session was de cn 1?tM' . ' nVf S0, - ,onK debate .ununvu, irHripau-u iu or bamar, uawes. xiur, urorge, nui, wgan, vooruees and Ma hone. Without coming to a vote on tho res olutlon the Senate adjourned. WAsnraoTOK. Monday. Anrll 4. Bv a vpto of 29 to 25, the Benate again refused to go into executive session. Johnston spoke In answer to Dawes. Remarks were also made i'wes. joncs, or Florida, In answer to Logan, dented that political outrages were Demetratcd In Florida. Harria mn4 ,i ! the resolution for election ot officers on the table. Yeas, 23; nays, 27. A number of uuaiarv motion wun a.Tif-ai mil .ti. .al lowed In quick succession. Dawes moved to adjourn, which was agreed to, and the Senate a-ujuurueu. Washington. Tucsdav. Anrll a The resolution for tho election of officers of iub oenaie was ian up. llama moved to go vu. wvi uciouii ui-Bircu w DrescnL Boms neu chliflv bv Mcl'henan and lfnr. rri .nil calls wero ordered on various motions, all of which wero voted down. Debate was con tinued by Burpslde, Hill, Beck, Cameron, Bay- "'"i uuniuau, lAiau, vanceanu Jiawioy, al ter which tho Senate adjourned until to-morrow. WAsniNOTON. Wodneidav. Anrll fi TU in n , . . .rf 1 - . . . ino ito jrresiucni prescmea as ununisned business th election of ftamtn nflWra. M. Pherson held that tho chair should call for uib prcKniauon or petitions and memorials, but the chair said that this was an executive session, and that there wat nn mnmlnir hnnr. Tho Senate, 81 to SO, refused to go Into ex ecutive session. Bayard snokc. lustifvlnir the Democrats In their attlmdn for ih l..t icn uays. no sam mere was no prece dent for tho election of Benito officers. The unineio treaty was before the Senato and OVChttobo considers!. Thn ITnltxl Rf.t. Dupremo uouri stood to-day enfeebled In numbers until the Senate should displace four officials and put four others In their places. The United States Circuit and District Courts wero waltlncr, unable to proceed with public business Until the Benate should i1!nlrn tnnr officials. Postmasters wcro awaiting confirma tion ; the collectors of customs, and especially the collector of the great port of Now Fork, that the foursubordlnatcsof.the Senate might be turned out, and four others put In. Bber man replied to Bayard. He said when the dictates of the minority went beyond reasona ble delay It became worse than revolution, It was treason. Fifteen BenitnrapnnM the United 8latcs Senate from doing a single ouuwiuni urcuKup me government, under vuu ruira oi me senate and in conformity with them this government might be as absolutely destroyed as the southern confederacy would have destroyed It If they had succeeded. The rules were Intended to be construed with rea son and Judgment. The doctrine of the right of the matorltv toriilnmiint nority had certain rights to Interpose dilatory motions in order to delay and worry out tho will of the majority, but when they passed those rights they entered upon dangerous grounds. After some brief remarks by others the Senato ad j inrned. Cnvngnarl's piuck. A Pcshawur correspondent of the Civil and Military Gazetto tells tho fol lowing anecdote about the late Sir Louis Cavagnari: Many, many years ago, young Cavagnari was a shockingly bad rider; but, in sp'ito of a naturally bad seat, and regardless of constant falls, ho would attempt to ride any animal. One evening at mess, having been chaf fed about his frequent "pips," he under took to rido any one thcro a r.toeplechase. Tho challenge was accepted, and the next day the race camo off. Tho con ditions wore, that whoevor got fiwt ovor tho last jump was to bo tho winner. Young Cavagnari, riding all legs and arms, led nearly tho wholo way, and on nrriving nt tho lost jump put his horso at it. Tho animal did not quite clear it, and camo down, giving his rider a most awful cropper, on tho right side, howovor.of tho jump. Cavagnarl's cap flow off in one direction, his spec tacles in another, and ho himself was, to all appearance, badly stunned. Hu rocovcred himsolf, howevor, in acouplo of seconds, and standing up, whip in hand, ashy pale, cxolalmod, "I've won, anvhow." Manners Two Centuries Ago. A curious little book, called tho Kulesof Civility," which was publish ed In 1675, throws amusing light on tho manners of our ancestors two centuries ago. "Being in discourse with a man,' ' wo read on ono pago, " His no loss than ridiculous to pull him by tho buttons, to play with his band strings, belt or cloak, or punch him now and thon on the stomach." Again, "It argues neg lect and to undervalue a man to sleep whon ho is discoursing or reading. Therefore, good manners command it bo forbid; besides, somotbingmay happen in tho act that you may offend as snoring, sweating, gaping or drib- 12." More explicit are tho rules for behavior at the table. "In eating, observo to let your hands be clean Feed not with both your hands, nor keep your knilo in your hand. Dip not your fingers in tho sauco, nor lick them when you havo dono. If you havo occasion to sneezo or cough, tako vour hat, or put your napkin before Tour face. Drink not with your mouth full nor un wiped, nor so long till you aro lorced to breathe in tho glass," Thcro aro rules for tho drawing room. "it a person ot quality no in mo compa ny of ladies, His too juvenile and light to play with them, to toss or tumble tnem, to kiss tnem ny surpriso, to lorco away their hoods, their fans, or thoir cuffs. It is unhandsomo among ladles or any other serious company to throw off one's cloak, to pull off one's peruko, to out one's nails, tio one's carter, to ohango shoes if they pinob, to call for one's slippers to be at case, to sing be tween tho teeth, or to drum with one's lingers." Tho defeated candidate is like the old bachelor who says he once fell in love with a beautiful young lady, but aban doned all idea of marrying ber when he found that she and all her folks wero op posed to tbo match. "The difference between my husband and tho moon," said a married lady the other day, "is that tho moon is only full onoe a month." uraiiaa aa uom. Ktdnev-Wort moves the bowels reamlarlv, cleanses the blood, and radically cures kidney disease, travel, dies, bilious headache, and Ealns which are caused by disordered liver and Idnevs. Thousands have been cured why anouia you not iry w voturuwor. "JOE." natrott Free Fret. Hadn't you heard do newsP Why san, Ho,s dono gono dead! Yes, sab. bin dead an' buried fnr a hull week, Da t's do reason ho didn,t oomo aroun' any moro wld his apples an pop corn." "What, your little Joe deadP" "Dat'sde tru, sah. Como homo one day all stufTed up wld a cold, an' in twonty-four hours wo had hlr. in his shroud. It was awful sudden, an can't roallzo dat ho's gono. Las' night wo foun' ourselves waltln' supper fur mm, an' In do middlo of de night wo wako up an' And ourselves oallln' his namo. It comes powerful hard onus It docs, an' wo can't speak of it wldou our hoarts swollin' up bier 'nuff to bust. Ho was do only ohllo, you tnow. an' wo had built up somo poworlul hoDes on mm." . . .. "Joo was a'goodboy." "Deed ho was. Ho nebbor cinus ono hour's troublo, an' darwasn't a bod ha'ron hlshoad." Thcro camo a pause, and tho old man seemed norvous and uneasy. Ho star ted to go, hesitated, and finally said "You dou't know nuflln' 'bout Heab on fur suah, do youP" "No" "Well, has you got any IdoasP" "Yes, a fow." "xou see, all do wimin' has como in to consoio my olo woman, an' ono of cm says dat do big grown up folks eo to ono pan of ucaben an' do chill'cn to anoddor part. If dat's truo don wo 'tne littlo Joo whon wo git up dar maybo wo can't ebon seo him. Dat's what make) his mudder tako on so, Wo's got purty old now, nn' wo'll soon git do summons tojgo, but if do hopo an' spectashun of mcotln' dat boy up in Hcabcnam taken away from us wo might as well hang ourselves in de woodshed." "You need have no fears. Hcavon Is not fencod off to separate tho young irom tho old." "All plied in togedcrP" "Yes, and plenty of room for all." "Will wo know our Joo when wo git up darP,' "Yes." "An, ho'll know us?" "Yes." "Dat's de way I hold, but do olo wo man she's kinder fraid datldoan' know fur suah. Siy, IohP" "Yos." "Please do do olo man a favor. Tako your pen an'writo down dat Hcabon am not fenced off, nn' dat wo shall fin our littlo Joo clus by do pearly gales wai- tun' an' watchin' to wolcomo us as we march in de proccshun. It will make do olo woman feel a heap easier an' help her to b'ar up under dls- fllctlon." The "certificate" was written and handed to him, and he carofully put it away and said as he was ready to go: 'I'm a fousan' times oblcoged, an' de swollin' in my heart has gono down obcr half. It wrung us powerful hard to seo dat boy on his dyin' bed, but when we war' told dat wo shouldn't bo ablo to git to bim up in Ilcabcn wo was clean dun fur. Day to you, boss. Izo gwlno right off homo an' chirk up do olo woman wid du blessed news." Antiquity at Table. Tinder's Mtgailne, They did not dino simply in the Spir itual era. Wo.havo had nothing in la ter times to excel in profusion and splendor the feast given in tho third year of his reign by Ahasuerus, King of ail the earth from Ethiopia to tho Indus, in his capital of Susa.to tho most Illustrious and tho meanest of the Modes and Persians. Wo read in the book of Enhor how tho six months' fete wound up with a banquot in the royal gardens, to which tho small and great among tho citizens were invltod. Tho description preserves tho magnificence of the jublleo. Tho multitude ate and drank in tho shade of gorgeous-cur tains, white, bluo and hyacinth, very probably that taplstry of Babylon for a chamber suit of which a Roman Empe ror long after gavo 32,000 ot our mon ey, or may havo been somo costly fab ric of Tyrian weft. These curtains wore suspended by rings of Ivory at tached to marblo columns. Tho guests rcclino on couches of ivory and silver, which Btood on pavements ot jaspqt' porphyry and alabaster, adorned, with oxqulsito paintings; . They drank out of golden cups, tho meals wore sorved In dishes continually varied, tho wino, of tho rarest quality, flowed as irom fountains. Ahasuerus entertained in mannor worthy of a mighty prinoo, b by all accounts tho monarch and hospitality wero completely collpsoufiy Solomon in all hl-t glory. No nafcn sinco or before was moro prospou3 f han TRrnnl nndor tlin wlao Kin?. The if" preolous metals were almost as commonWmHar in Utah, nnd, thougn to a less In Jerusalem as Candida found th bo in El Dorado. Tho daily consul of food at Solomon's tablo in thirty measures of fine flour, measures of meal, ten fat oxo grazing oxen, 100 sheep, beside roe-bucks, fallow-deer, and fatted fowl. The royal menage was, of course, in keeping- with the noble commissariat, whloh was superintended by twelve offi cers, each of whom discharged the duties of lion's provider or caterer for the King's tablo during one month of the year. If all tho dogs were sent to Lapland tho lawyers to Llo-beria, the donkeys to Brayzll, the, lovers to Blgh-beria, the ed itors to New-zealand, and the, key-hole angels to Peer-u, tho eternal fitness of things, would havo equilibrium down to a fino point. Men who stir round Candy makers fnto nation afudod slxt H ayVM ltaru. Relations of the (foxes. The census bulletin just issued from tho Department oftho Interior, respect ing tho relations oftho sexes in the sov- oral states and territories in tho United States, with a summary of tho changes during the past docado, shows that in tho total population of tho state of Iowa in tho year 1880, whloh was 1,624,620, the distribution by sex was 818,234 males and 776 886 females. In tbo yoar 1870 tho'numberoffemalosto 100, 000 males was 90,703; in the yoar 1880 tbe number was 91,630, only a variation of 767 within the last decade. Tho bullotln shows that tho prepon dorance of females is in tho Atlantic re gion. In tho wholo tior of states which Ho along the coast, with tho solo excep tion of Delaware fonralos aro In excess, Of tho states along tho gulf, thcro aro moro femaios than males in Alabama and Louisiana. Theso with Tcnncssco tn tho interior, are tho only states in which fomales aro in excess. This ex cess reaches its maximum in tho Dls trlct of Columbia. In tho southorn por tion or tbis tier of states tho excess is but slight, whilo in tho northern part it s very decided, showing markedly the eiioct of western emigration of tho malo elcmont, and of tho cxiatenco of mnnu f aoturos of a class which espeotally em ploy romalo labor. In tho Mississippi vaiioy tho excess is slightly on tho sldo oftho males, Indicating tha. tho popu- lation oi that region Is not a normal ono, immigration entering to disturb tho natural proportion oftho soxos. The most marked cases oftho excess of moles aro in tho territories and nower states of tho west, whero soUlomcnt is recent. whoro immigration is still active, and whoro tho luxuries and comforts of llfo aro groatly abridged bv tho necessities ui uuuuur existence, ispociauy is this truo in thoso states and territories whero mining and cattlo raising aro tho prin cipal occupations. Of theso tho most marked oxamplos aro Montana, Ari zona, Idaho and Wyoming, in which moro than two-thirds of tho population aro malos. Now Mexico, although a territory, has beon under different con ditions from most of tho othors. It has long been settled by a pormanont class of farmors and graziers of Mexican blood. Utah, too. is peopled malnlv hv a a 1 j settled community of farmers having families. Tho existence of poloygamy', also, goes to account for tho nearly qual proportion of females in this ter ritory, in spito of its comparatively re cent settlement. In old, settled agricultural communi ties tho sexes should bo yery nearly qual In numbers, fomales being slightly in excess. The southorn states present tho best cxamplo of this class of popu lation. There aro fow large cities in that section, and there is littlo immi gration or emigration. Tho concen tration of population into cities, tbo growth of manufactures and mining industry, immigration and emigration, all tend to disturb tho normal relation of the sexes. Tho census returns show thcro has been but littlo chango sinco-1870 in the relatlvo proportions of tho sexes In New England and the middlo Atlantic States, but that littlo has generally beon a pro portionate increase of females duo to migration of males westward and in- creaso of textile manufactures. Emi gration from this region, however, has been in part disguised by immigration into these States from foreign lands, at tracted by tho incrcoso in manufactur ing Industries. In tho South Atlantio and Gulf States there has beon a marked increase in tho tolativo propor tion of malos. The cause for this change is probably to bo found mainly among the people resident therein, and not In extraneous influences. It may with confidence bo ascribed to a prac tical cessation ot emigration, and to tho effort of naturo to restoro the normal equilibrium botwecn the sexes which was disturbed by tho war. In tho states of the Mississippi Valley the changes are not extensive, and dif fer in different states, presenting no salient points. In tho border states of Kansas and Nobraska and the territory of Dakota wo note in tho inoroaso of fomales tbo progress toward a settled condition of society. A similar move ment is very marked in most oftho kerritories, as Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming, and tho i - PaciQo states of California and Novada. In Colorado, howover, this progress has boon rudely interrupted by tho re at and rapid development of tbo mineral resources during tho last two years, which has drawn to that stato a vast malo immigration. In Now Mexi co tho conditions ot tho settled Moxioan population havo been dlsturbod by tho influx of a whlto malo element, drawn thore by mining and by tho rapid con struotion of railroads. Tho caso is yery extent, In Texas. A man whose store 1b in the basement can always sell his goods lower than any yJ body Ol80. MAttkET BKMHTS. CHICAQO. Wheat No. 3 , 100O 10S a 41 a si uorn no. j.,, O.u-No.3... Hyo No. 2. mm Barley j... .....mm .....mmm. ...... nieiii 4 lloi w i vt 0 a as sis so atettlQ M s 40 seo s ao a s eo 8 40 !( A 1 OS Lard , Klti Bred , Hon lit Cattle Lire.... ........... ...... ...... N"1' BrOU'lBV"' Wheat-No. 3 Bed Cora... ............. ...... I............. Oat , lye Barley. ...... ...,....., iluitcr.MM.M.. ork.. 41 8 $K 80 i 10 21 a w 13 BIS 91) SSS ft 0 (0 8 33 8 IS 433 assu a 1 24 a 89 48 a ST Pork... lloga Live........ MM mm Cattle I.1TOm MM .MM...MM. b"f newVobk.' Wheat No. 3 mm... Corn No. S..,..................,. .... Oat-Utxtd i KsKS ................. ...... .(..... ........ Pork New........................ Lard... Hogs Live. ...... ..,...,..... .......... (Jaiile Lite ................,....... Sheep..., ... ...... ... .... .. .......... 3S a it alt oo . anus sro asas SO SlO 10 The Youth ef Oar Ceanlry. Wratcraltnral. The youth of Amorioa are indeed the favored of the world. It is theirs to pluok tho sweetest flowers that bloom, to gild their names upon the same en during tablets of famo upon which glit ter thoso of tho noblest who have ever lived, and to win evon thoohoico laurels which tho world has nover yet bestowed upon any who havo gone before Im our free Republio ovory youth is invited; to leap as high and as far as the bright ness of his mind and the purity of M character will light tho way." Tho humblest, by energy and application, may become tho greatest: poverty mav loso itself in the golden splendor of woalth; obscurity may blossom into fame; tho nowsboy may becomo a hero. tho tailor may becomo tho President, and an honest, unostentatious, humble young man may bo tho father of his country and live forevor in tho hearts oi nis countrymen. Intellect and princlnlo and character aro tho foundations of greatness and un- uying famo. Naturo bestows tho first of thoso, but tho lattor nro moulded bv ourselves; anl without them, intellect, although it glitter liko tho sun at noon day, is powerless to achlovo any per manent success or fadoloss renown. From tho boginnlng of timo to tho present, tho long pathway is strown with the wrecks of men and women who, but for imperfections of character and want of prlnolplo, might havo en shrined their memories in tho hearts of an admiring world. Tho history of our own favored and noblo Republio is not without tho dark and disfiguring- shad ows which aro cast by tho lives of bril liant but unprincipled men. They danco among tho biographies of our pure and spotless sires liko tho black clouds among tho boautilul stars, nnd mutelv but with startling oloquonco pload with our youth to bewaro of neglecting the cultivation of principle and tho forma tion oi character. May the young men and maidens of America heed theso solemn warnings nnd embraco tho priceless privileges which nro afforded them of becoming useful, happy and roLowncd. May they tudy well tho causes of failure of thoso who havo preceded them, end having discovered what thoy aro, shun them, as thoy value thoir good namos, and tho brightness of thoir future. If our youth will bo tomnornto. hon est, faithful and industrious, they mav bo reasonably certain of living lives- whicn. will make tho world bettor and happier and cause it to moisten thoir tombs with tears of tho sincorcst love that e7er glowed in the human broast. Mixed Metaphor. Iiclcrivla. It Is a lost art and net a now accom plishment we grapple with in theso de generate days when wo venture on. metaphor. The class of people who most fre quently use it claim kinship t past, masters in the art, inasmuch as they aro lacking in what wo call education. Tho negro, and above all the nocro- preacher, wallows In metaphor, in variably moro or loss mlxod. It was one of thoso who, confessing his faults before his congregation, criod aloud: Brethren, tho muddy pool of politics, was tho rock on which I split." And it was another who fervently exelaim- ed: "Wo thank Thco for this spark of grace j water It, good Lord." Another prayed for "grace that wo might gird up tho loins of our minds, so thatwo' shall rcceivo tho latter rain.". Mixed, motaphors grow luxuriantly on tho fertile soil of tho United States. Only the othor day I road an artlclo from tho oloquent pen of Colonel John W. For ney, in which, speaking oulogistloally of tho mother of John Qulnoy Adams, ho said: "Sho was a public woman all her life. Honco tho remarkably mixed character of her posterity." This un happy phraso is rather a muddling of expression than a mixing of metaphor. Ireland has so long boen looked upon as tho homo of mixed motaphor that a. good deal of tho fun has beon vubbod out by tho suspioion that tho speolmens aro made to ordor. Of this class is doubtless tho peroration attributed to an Irish barrister: "Gentlemen ot the ury," ho is reported to havo said, "it will bo for you to say whothor this de fendant should bo allowed to como into court with unblushing footstep, with the cloak of hypocrisy in his mouth, and draw threo bullocks out of my client's pocket with impunity." In this con nection I will quoto a single illustra tion, which has, at loast, the advantago of being authontlo. Early in last year, bofo-o the general, oleotion, Mr. Shaw, member for tho county of Cork, and at that timo loader oftho homo rulo party, was addressing a meeting hold one Sunday at Cork, with the object of dis cussing the land quostlon. Mr. Shaw is a sober-minded man, who, on ordi nary occasions finds paVln speech to servo hit purpose. At til s time, how ever, tho spirit of motapjkr oamo upon over, tne spirit oi motapipr oamo upon him, and tnRls wat itade him say: "They tell us that weviolfle theSab- bath by being here to-day. Yet, if the ass or the ox fair into the pit, wo can' tako him out on the Sabbath. Our brother is in tho pit to-day the far mer and the landlord are both in it antlwo are oomo to try if we can lift them out" This similitude of tho Irish landlord to an animal predoatlnod to slaughter was bold, but timely. The other half of the analogy seomed calcu lated to get Mr. Shaw into troublo with his constituency. The most affllotod part ot a house is tho window- It Is always full of nanes and who has not seen moro than 020 window blind.