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THE OTTTOWA OOUMEK
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He leaders of the two faction** in
Lousiaua, arc Oov. II. O Warmoth
and Gen. Frank J. Heri-on. Tbe diffi
culty arises in determining who shall
be members of (he State Board of Can
vassers, to canvass the vote in the
recent election. The quarrel over this
arises from the supposition of ono or
both of these gentlemen, that acme
body or bodies are scoundrels and if
permitted to c«uut the vote, it will
uot be done fairly.
This Stale Board of Coiivaa*crs
consists. by law. of the Governor of
the Stato, the Lieut. Governor, the
Re-retary of State and two other
gentlemen. uot State officer*. This
Board, thus constituted was. Gov,
Warmoth, Lieut. Gov. Pinehback,
Gen. Herrou Secretary of Steto, and
two gentlemen by the name of An
derson aud Lynch. Pinehback and
Anderson were however both eondi
d&tes at the Into Stnte election, and
therefore, being- interested parties,
were ineligible. as members of the
Board. This being' the ease, the bal
auoe of the Board met to flu the
vacancies Ilerron made o motion that
Gen. .James Longstreet aud Jacob
Hawkins be chosen, bat these men
being friends of Ilerron, Warmoth,
4* President of the Board, would not.
put the motion, whereupon, Herron
put It himself, and be and Lynch
voting for It, it VM can-ied. At this
poiut, a CoL Wharton entered, hold
ing a Commission from Warmoth,
e* Secretary of State the Governor
having removed Ilerron from tbe of
fice. because as he alleges. Herron has
collected certain toxee which h« fUla
to pay over.
Tb$ question of Warmoth's right
to Ast Herron from office, has been
before the District Coort, and Herron
is. by the deeiasiou of the Court, sus
tained in the possession of the office.
Tills case is about to be taken to the
Hupreme Court. In the meantime,
Warmoth has. with Col. Wharton,
(secretary of State by hi? appointment,
filed up the Board by an election,
and so those two Boards are both
claiming to be the legal one. The
Warmoth Board has the return# and
the Herron Board ha* the official
minotw of the Board. "v
—mt*
The Democratic press MlNIt they
a* o in the dim distance the probability
of a row between President Grant and
tbe Republican party, such as occurred
during'Andrew Johnson's administra
tion. In the Philadelphia post office
affair, they think they discern the en
tering wedge to an cmuete and they
fly to it with the same readiness that
the carrion crow does when it scents
its prey afkr oft lint they are doom
ed to disappointment. There is no
tight between the Republicans of Ptnn
sylvaniti and the President in regard to
the matter. AU there is of it is that
two men were, recommended for tho
vacancy, one by Cameron and the oth
er by Forney and his friends, and the
President wisely decided in favor of
the latter, tor the good and sufficient
reason that Fairmau was long chief
clerk in the Philadelphia post office,
and WHS more competent to discharge
the dutioe of tbe office than his compet
itor, aud that under the rules of the
civil service, be was fhirlv entitled to
the promotion. Because Mr. Cameron
did not succeed In getuug his friend
into the position, he is not going to
raise a qnarrel with the Administra
tion, and if be did, it would amount to
uo more than did Forney's factious op
position iu the October election. The
Republican party will support
Gen. Grant en -Manse, as he has proven
his determination to do right, regard
less ot men or factious, and when the
Democracy expect to witness another
Andrew Johnson fiasco, they reckon
without their boat. Thar will never
oeo It.
The result of the Presidential Kte*
tion, even in the Booth, shows that
(rrauf ha* carried a large majority of
the Electoral vote of the old Slave
Plate*, and also the popular rote, by a
large majority. If the Selection had
dejtended alone on these States, Grant
would have been President for anoth
er four years, by a decided vote: his
popular majority therein, being not less
•han 75,000. still we hear democratic
paper? claiming that tbe offer of recon
ciliation in the shape of-Horace Gree
ley and B. Grata Brown, has been de
nied the South by the North. What
•illy i waddle it is to pretend that the
northern States: because they voted
for Grant and Wilson, thereby de
clared that they hated their fellow
titkeii* of the South, aud would not
b« reconciled to them especially is
this so. since the vote shows, according
to tbe same proceas of reasoning, that
the fwuth reftised, by her vote, to be
reconciled to herself. This view of
tho case vet) effectually closes the
hypocritical dissembling months of
tb09B who pretend to maintain that we
of the northern States, are the party of
hate, because we would not place
Greeley iu the Presidential Chair.
Brighatn Youug has sent a depu
tation to the banks of old Jordartf
to look out a new home for the Saints.
Ho evidently discerns that tbe death
of I'ollgamv is certain, at Salt Lake,
and lie hopes to at last find a safe
haven in which to enjoy the society of
bis many wive*. This would bo a
happy riddaaee of Brigham and his
followers. In -t udeii he could plead
ancient tosh ions to sustain his beloved
institution. There are some others,
besides those belonging strictly to his
church, which he migbf take with him
avi still QUI unuke mourners of the
American people at their loss.
These other* would have at least
one tiling iu common with Brigham,
via: thut they, like him, were strong
Groeicyites in the late campaign. We
refer to ic. Wwnlhijil and her tree
love associate*, and to whom might be
added thii Tamuiauv
The candidate* Tor Senator in the I
Perry and
rtilt may In* considered doubtful.
In Booth Ciu-olinu the candidates
for Senator arc Senator Sawyer, Gov
ernor Scott, J. J. Patterson and K. B.
meiftbles
mmk .j-.,
CIVIL SMVIO uroui.
There is perhaps more variety of
opiaions enteiuined, and the tliP least
well-defined system existing in the
nituds of the people upon this subject
of Civil Service reform, than upon any
other one thing wliich ia likely to be
acted upon by Congress this winter.—
It was made the hue and cry of the
Liberals during the campaign, but not
one, or all of them, ever pretended to
give a plot), or even n decent outline
of the course to be pursued to effect
the object It is wfov for a theorist,
merely, to designate mountain loads
of wrong In the practical workings of
society it L« easy for an egotistical
high-flyer to stand aloof from action
and poiut out after the deed, wherein
others failed and miglA have done bet
tor. It generally turns ont however,
wheuever these theorists or these ego
tists arc by chanco placed in a position
to act, that they stumble as badly, or
even worse than those of whom they
have complained.
it is one thing to point out a wrong
and quite another to provide a remedy,
especially when that remedy Is to erad
icate an error that Itas been Indulged
In by everybody for scores of years.
We feel satisfied that any system of
civil service which serves to found in
thia country an order or olnos of per
son* to have and to bold the appointive
offices of the country, will not be tol
erated by the American people. Mer
it, native ability and general cnltnre,
coupled with honesty and a loyal, pa
triotic heart and life, should tkr over
balance and outweigh any machine
like routine of knowledge, and upon
this basis must or should, we think,
be founded a system of civil service.
The greatest evil to be avoided is
the proportioning out the appoint
ONwteto members of Congress, giving
them as it were the exclusive power in
certain districts, of uaming absolute
ly the party for certain offices. This
is a sourse of great corruption and
evil. It is not only better for the
country at large, but also for the mem
bers of Congress themselves, that they
should be shorn of this power, which
has growu Into an inexorable custom.
We feel satisfied that the present
civil service rules are crude and imper
fect, nor do we expect that'at once the
best system will be adopted. The bias,
the fallacious education of members of
Congress and of the whole people
touching these matters, is incapable of
at once perfecting the refining process
bnt that the administration brings an
honest, earnest heart to the work,
and that the Republican party, which
has shown by its good deeds its good
Intentions, are proper and right hands,
above all others, with whom to trust
the task, we have not the least shadow
of doubt.
Congress convenes next Monday.—
We notice that the N. T. Tribune i
snmes It as a fact, as if it were already
accomplished, that it wlli hold ho call
ed session after March 4th next That
paper is preparing, doubtless to enter
the arena of howling economists if
per chance, Congreas should not find
It convenient to do ft- its newspaper
arbiter dictates.
The business before Congress this
session will be as important as wae ev
er before presented to any Congress,
and will doabtle.ss consume as much
time. The financial welfcire of the
country is a mibjeet needing careful at
tention, and wlli necessarily consume
much time in an Interchange of views.
The condition of a portion of the
South calls for statesmanlike study
and reflection to make the best possi
ble out of It The civil service is a
matter that makes, if adopted really,
one of the greatest revolutions ever
produced in the political field in the
United States. For fifty years of the
history of this Government, during
whieh the country was under the con
trol of Democracy, the doctrine of "to
(he victors belong the spoils" has been
the rule, and which WH distinctly an
nounced in a careftilly prepared speech
by Horace Greeley, their last candi
date.
Tbe war over aud he immediate re
sults looked after, General Grant com
menced, two years ago, to reform the
Civil service and has progressed well
in that direction. This great work!
which will uo doubt be stubbornly
fbnght, is to come before thin Congress,
In short, we feel confident that the
matters of importance pi easing fori
legislation wlli be more than can be
completed during the short session.
The Press generally are prone to
take up and give foil credenee to all
the reports sent abroad upon telegraph
ic wings, aud by the free gossip of
sensational correspondent*. Oof of
the lot there may be same truth, but it
is eertaln that many of these stories
are sadly mixed with untruth, and
some are entirely made up without a
particle of truth to stand on. A too
liberal adoption of all these nice sto
ries is dangerous to the dissemination
of reliable news.
Tbe interest on the bonds of the
Chicago Southwestern railroad which
were guaranteed by tbe Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific Co., has not been paid.
As a consequence, these bonds are to
be collected by foreclosure of the
mortgage, which was tbe first given
upon the road. This cleans out the
second mortgage holders and local
stock upon the road. This comes
pretty early after the completion of
tho road, but it is only currying out
the plan designed by the wire pullers.
The Prcsideut, in pardoning Major
Hodge was, it is understood, moved
to this act of clemency by the belief
that Hodge was drawn into the defal
cation by the intrigues of others rath
er than by any premeditated intention
of his own to defraud the Government,
and tbe order bos been issued for the
immediate release of Hodge.
The State HegMer of to-day gives
tbo official vote of tbe State as counted
yesterday by the electors. Grant's
King. majority over Greeley is 59,OOP ore1'
both
(ireclej'
fltato of Alalh.ma are George K. Spen- O'Connor received 3.202 votes and the
*r, (present incumbent,) Ex-Governor Ithe
(state is aOU.-l.W.
•Judtfe Reynolds. The re-'
TBI rmssiim
Lira.
1
*ml O'Connor 5«,807—
The Barliugtou Ocuatte sticks to its
late love and adopts for its leading ed
itorials those of Greele's Tribune.—
If Democrats won't read the Tribune,
thfr Gantle is determined they 'ball
ha das* of Greeley anyhow.
woarDntrri.
"President Grant is the luckiest man
•live," says the Chicago 2Ymes,and we
believe the remark to be strictly true.
How fortunste it has been for the
nation to have had his luck demonstra
ted in her service when, through its
ton years' increasing run, it has so
va«tlv added to her benefit. A patriot
Is a divine gift to any country, and
lucky is the individual upon whom
the selection falls to exemplify that
noblest character of citizenship.
Grant was lucky as a general in ros
»e8iing unusual ability to command the
greatest arrnie* of modern times with
unparalleled success in war.
He was lucky in possessing the nec
essary courage to assume the responsi
bilities which every military move
ment he made involved.
He wa* lucky in having been given
the sagacity to^select for his military
subordinates men who never once
failed to perform the duties he assign
ed them.
He was lucky in possessing the in
domitable resolution which was dis
played tbe night after the battle of the
Wilderness, when, dnring a conncil of
war, his ablest corps commanders urg
ed a cessation of offensive operations,
in this ftimous reply: "Onr troops have
thus far done very well indeed to
morrow morning, at half-past four o'
clock, the army will move forward."
He was lucky to have been gifted
with the sublime intrepidity under ad
versity from which emanated the thrill
ing message to the Government, "I
propose to fight it out on this line if it
takes all summer."
He was lucky in having the wisdom
to so judiciously select men for high
civil position that peace has been main
tained, the national credit sustained,
and universal confidence in the stabil
ity of onr form of Government secur
ed and strengthened.
lie was lucky in having been given
prudence aud discretion in the expres
sion of his opinion upon military or
civil affairs only at such times as they
were valuable and necessary.
He was lucky to have been given
the divine attribute ot" inercy, and to
have let its gentle admonition lead him
in the high work of bringing the uu
taughtWVftge tribes under the enno
bling influences of Christian civiliza
tion.
He was lucky to have been graced
by honesty, sincerity, and a sense of
justice in his administration of the
laws, by which millions of bondsmen
were lifted from the degradation of
unrecognized estate, and clothed with
the fall protection and dignity of civil
rights-
He was lucky in possessing the no
ble personal qualities that win the es
teem and houor of his fellows, as few
have done.
As it was lucky for the nation when
secession fired upon our flag to have
been peopled by meu who were will
ing to endure every sacrifice in its de
fense, so it was lucky for Grant to
bave Such men to command and to be
enabled by their heroic obedience to
work out innumerable illustrations of
his matchless Inck for his country's
good.
He was luckv to have lived in a re
public whose citisene are not ungrate
ful of his work in her service.
He was lucky to have been given the
cherished boon of health and life, and,
through the wisdom of God, to have
been niado to-day the brightest exam
ple of what, through steadiness of pur
pose, a patriot may accomplish for his
country.
We shall thank God for his preser
vation until he shall have fillea with
credit the high duties the country yet
demands, ana by a long and honored
life leave to posterity an unrivaled
fame won by the exercise of that spe
cial kind of luck 60 rnauy think abil
ity.— Waslu Chronicle.
B«w Paper H«*MI UM VLV* LA B«UM.
[From tbe Boston Adverti*er, Koveiutf»r i.]
Canons results have followed some
of the experiments made upon charred
piapers and documents, and the exami
uations of books in safes which proved
worthless* in the great tire. It has
been t'onnd that what paper-makers
call poor paper, paper considerably
"clayed." stood the bost test. Parch
ment paper, used for bonds aud legal
documents, shrivelled up exceedingly,
and the print blistered so that it could
be read when writing was legible.
Bo it was with the engraved work on
notes. The gliding on account books
bnrned and charred showed ont as
bright and clear as when the books
were new, which brings tip the ques
tion if to introduce gilt-edged account
book* would not be well, on the
ground that tbe gilt would stay the
pueage by fire to the psges within.
Books crammed into a sate so that it
was difflcnlt to get them out, goffered
considerably less than those that were
set in loo.*ely, and In some eases came
oul from safes in which everything
else was worthless, so fur preserved
that the fljnires on their pages eonld be
deciphered. With charred papers,
which could not be transparent by any
light whatever used, it was found af
ter the employment of vitriol, oxalic
acid, chalk, glycerine and other things,
that anything that moistened them to
a certain stage—to which it wi« deli
cate work to get and not pass—made
the lines, words and figures legible
through a magnifying glass. It has
been the almost universal experience
that lead-pencil marks show out all
right where ink marks cannot be dis
tinguished. The success ofthense of
photography litis already been noted.
JtrtUeMOwOi S»nwtM»| Srw-uw.
Solomon says, "He that regardeth
the clouds shall not reap," but the
reapers on the Rhone have lately been
studying the clouds to some purpose
—tber have succeeded in manufactur
ing thcinj to order. Successful ex
periments, according to the Lyons
Progres, have been undertaken by the
Vine-dressers' Congress for the pro
duction of artificial clouds. Tin re
ceivers, filled witli a peculiarly prepar
ed tar, were disposed over an area of
manv acres, and when the tar was ig
nited thick white clouds rose into the
atmorphere, and, spreading out evenly
over a large region, remained MIFpond
ed several yards above the soil. The
reader will at once understand the ob
ject and the use of this device. In
seasons when frost is feared the tar
clouds would interpoee between the
crotis and the sky, thus clucking the
night radiation which often causes
such ravages in vineyards urid gardens
both in spring and harvest lime. Thi*
experiment of the French husband
men is therefore something more than
a curious scientific feat—it is A valua
ble agricultural contrivance, all the
more usefull from the simplicity and
cheapness ot its machinery, a few dol
lars worth of far being ample provis
ion for a seasou until the dangers of
frost are passed, or till the crop* enn
no longer be injured. This device for
clothing the field with a protecting
robe of vapor, trikon together with the
well known process of cannonading
the clouds to make them "tell their
beads iu drops of rain," show how the
modern farmer may shape the elements
to his purposes, and rob even cloud
compelling Zeus of bis fabled attri
bute
Last Saturday night a woman with
a babe arrived at I u Plata, AIo., on the
train from Maion. The next morning
she ordered her trunk sent to Kirks
ville by the next train, saying she
wonld go v.: foot. This and oth ,-r
strange actions Induced fOn.e of the
ciifeeus of La Plata to follow her. TLey
overiunk her, but. her child was not
with jcr. A search was uiaite, and the
dead body was ut length found about
three xuifet north of La Plata, iu the
bottom of a deep muuhole. When
found its little band-! were elhig'ng
lull of mud. and Ks uuaifh filled with
the same, showing that it had bi *n
pushed toco downwards into the muJ
and water, aud held there by its nn-
feeling niothor untit life was extinct.—
Commodore Vauderbllt's MouutaLu
Bov bas died of rbehor«e disease.
THE KIKO OF WALL STREET
From tbo ClnclntiaU Comme:cta'.
I Lave alluded to Henry Smith, tad
I am reminded of a short account of
his career, given me not lenst fiiro by a
friend who was brought up'with him.
Henry N- Smith is known is'rot'ghont
the country a» one of the iio«t oper
ate and successful operators in Wall
street. It WM he who became so not
ed st the Black Friday time. a» the
head of the firm 8mi:h, Gonld & Mar
tin it was he who was in with Fisk in
tbe bold operations against the Erie
railroad and it was he who made a
corner on greenbacks last winter by
carrying five millions of dollars about
his person and locking it up in the
Tenth National Bank, which Inst oper
ation became the subject of Congress
ional inquiry. Smith came ou to
Washington and was examined. The
committee did not get much comfort
out of his answers. Tbey asked him
if he had locked up five millions of
dollars in greenbacks. Ho frankly
suid he had. They nskod him why he
did it. Ho freely acknowledged that
he did it to make money by the oper
ation and asked the committee what
they Intended to do about it. Without
answering, tho members asked him
what right he had to lock tip that sum
of money. Then he got av.yry and told
them it was none of their busi
ness tliat the money was his own and
he could do with as lie pleased and
it was nbout this time that the commit
tee found that they had made a mis
take.
SMITH
A love scrape, if 1 am correctly in
formed, drove him from his hammer
and lap-stone and took him to Buffalo,
a year or two before the war. "While
Marvelous Bscape from Death.
The Rcrniiioa Kepublican gives the
following account of a marvelous os
capc from death in one of tl£ mines in
that vicinity, viz: Grassy Inland Shaft,
a mile above Oliphant, on Eddy creek,
is oue of the deepest in the valley.—
Brian Fallon, the fireman, had occa
sion to go down the shaft part way i
oil in his hand and a dim miner's lamp
in bis cap, be walked forward to the
shaft, to go np, expecting that the
platform still remained where he left
it, instead of being lowered to tho bot
tom, some 300 feet below. lie walked
on to step on the platform, as he sup
posed, and to his horror he started
down this dark abyss. As be began to
and was
safetv.
Twelve Jlmdred Klasea 0er P«ae*.
A French paper describes a peace
making ceremony in which twenty
niue families of eigbl districts of Ati-
fiocese,
manifested on both sides. Tbo twen
ty-nine families, with their relations to
the fourth generation, amounted in all
to 1,'JOO people who thus exchanged
the kiss of peace. A crowd of more
than persons formed a circle
around this interesting scene, which
The Boston Glube s-iys "We say to
the self-constiuled soiici'c oi charity
tor Boston, that they have grossly mis
i-epresentfcd the public, sentiment of
he city and if tbey doubt it let them
ask their neighbors, or the first man
they meet upon ihestreot. Lostonha*
no such grovelling disposition io shift
her burdens
er communities, and i-he. i* not content
to rest under so falso an imputation.—
The press at.d thw public abroad sbonld
understand thr.4 tbe o ui.tiit-.e"' aetfoii
is not and will not be susiaii'H by fbe
public sentiment bore, aud that it will
be repudiated by the almost unaulmotis
I voivo of our citizens. Tbe In lp which
i Boston need? is tho gtod will, :'orbear
{a nee, encouragement, ami generous
patronage of those who sympathize
ff
jth her iu her *£*t oaIami(r,csdiiot
Smith collected about fifty dol- difference had to do with the Legisla
tors witness fees and returned to New
York, and that was the last of the silly
investigation. A gentleman who was
also a witness before the committee,
said subsequently, that Smith actually
carried the fiive millions of dollars on
his person for two days. Tho lining
of his overcoat was filled with pockets
and Into these the money was put
is about thirty-five or thirty-eight
years of age, short of statue, slight of
framfi, ana red of hair. The latter he
wears cut close and his whiskers a la
militairc or mutton chop, with mns
tache. His name is not Henry M. nor i
Henry N. Smith, but Norman llenry i
Smith. He is a native of Tioga, Pa., I
a little village which is shut in with!
charming grace from the outside
world, by a range of hills, which in the
fall presents such an enchanting ap
pearance that it clings to one's memo
ry forever. In this pretty little vil
lagethi* monster operator was bom and
here to this day ho is called plain Tom
Smith, a nick name he got when a ba
by. It is nothing against Tom that
he spent his young days about as other
village boys do, and it is nothing
against him that he learned the shoe
makers trade and was an excellent
workman. It is said there, that Tom
Smith can make the best "fine boot" of'
any man in America- I
v ui iwu unut u inc wi u ir hiiq \.i nvt uu»iuui v^cA&ni^ ui LIU
there he attended a courre of in«tr:iC- Great Wall of China, which he exam
tions in oue of the "Bmlne«s Colicifcs"
which were so commnu then. From
this be operated in Buffalo in a small
way. going finally to Albany. Ho did
not long remain here, aud he turned
his eye toward 'sw York,
nis career as a money-imkerha? no
parallell In history. It would be idle
to estimate his wea'tb, for tr.-^Uy he
might be worth twenty uiil'iona and
to-rnorrow ten. He is* called the suc
cessor to Jim Fisk. but this is an insult
to him. He possesses the same re.k-
less daring, but he has brought to bis! with odnvfifflent staircases, butteresses
experience a keeuor and more deliber- and garrison houses at every quarter
ate judgment and Intelligence than oi a mile, and it mas, not by cutting
Flsk had. Beside*, ho had none of tbe down hill and raising valleys, but over
"fast" qualities which Fi'k possessed, tho nueven crests ol'tho mountains and
He bas no desire to display bis wealth
i
ostentatiously he docs not care to of a thousand tulles. Admiral Itodg
build an opera house that he
may
npon a platform used for bringing up with them wheu they go abroad, tie
coal and carryiug tbe miners up and
down to their work. After descend
ing to ^ie desired vein, he stepped
from the platform for a few miuutes
to attend to some duty In one of the
chambers. Returning with a can of
i
fall, he turned a perfect somersault and vehicle he placed his trunk, and pro
struck the long chain suspending the polled it to the place of bis re*embarka*
platform 300 feet below him. By mere i tion, thereby saving $1,50 and having
accident he caught and clinched this,! a serviceable '.vhecl-barrow on hand,
quick as lightning, as he was fulling The affair TO witnessed by aevonti
with all the rapidity his weight could prominent railroad officials."
give him. He clung to this for his
life, and actually tore the flesh from I
lona took a share. The Bishop of tbe
occompanicd by five priests
and by the authorities of the country,
assisted at the ceremony. It b^gan by
the assembling in a large fleM of the
different groups of tho parlies Interes
ted, who afterwards formed into sepa
rate rows of offenders and offended
by tho assasBitmp.ons committed or
wounds inflicted by vendetta within
the past ten vet»rs. Then, placing
themselves oppose tbo and
Prefect, tbey emb- ce «.»ch :h»v vo
by two, at first with a csrtr.ii reluc
tance, but by degrees tho ice melted,
and soon tho greatest, cordiality was an' "arrow trails. If nature intended
1
left a deep and most pleasing irnpres
sion in all hearts. During the re-'
mainder of the day and on tho follow
ing morning tiiu most sincere joy and
satisfaction nere manifested on all
sides, and will, it i hoped,.be lilting,
i:s it WHS soieiulv ctlebratctl.
1
w
pecunlaryeld in irlseving^er diisti-! It Vas becu ascertain*
iute." tbirtv-four Applies wet
the Lorlug maesocrec.
The W«w OU Sao.
A correspondent at Des Moines
writes as follows concerning the new
process of manufacturing gas In that
city. He says:
"The experlmonf of making gas from
petroleum, under tho Phillips & I)ick
luson patent, i* a success. Parties
from various cities,' Chicago included,
havo been here to test it, and all havo
but one opinion—that it is the finest,
purest gas they ever saw. As to its
practicability there is no questlou.
The only thing about it is: Will the
supply of oil hold out? The exponse
is far less than making coal gas. Ex
periments have proved that it can be
made with much less trouble than at
first supposed. Five retorts were at
first put up to "cook" the gas, and it
was thought ten would be necessary to
meet the wants of this city. It is now
proved that three retorts will furnish
oO.OOO feet of gas per day, thus saving
seven retorts and, of oourse, the cal
oric necessary to heat them. This is
no portable, catchpenny affair, but a
permanent and substantial*one, worthy
of consideration by every city consum
ing gas. The works here are the first
fittoa up for the making of gas."
1
WMhlg|Ms wad ItSferMT
Washington and Jefferson wer# di
rectly opposed to each Ottier in opin
ion on more than one question of pol
icy in the settlement of our govern
mental system, but the chief point of
live branch of the government. Mr.
Jefferson advocated a single House
composed of delegates elected directly
by the people, and one day at a tea
party, at which both wore present, Jef
ferson entered into a labored argument
in support of his views. When he had
done, Washington quietly remarked:
"You have yourself, Just illustrated
the necessity of two Houses.',
"How so asked Jefferson f"
"Yon pour your tea from your eup
to your saucer in order that It may
cool before you drink it, and that is
precisely what we should do with our
laws."
The anecdote serves to show the for
cible methods of argument used by the
Father of his Country, and It serves al
so to remind us that when we told the
story In the presence of a very prim
and proper little girl recently' she re
marked
"I shan't enjoy the Fourth of July
any more- 1 didn't know Mr. Jefferson
was so rude."
"Why, what do you mean little one"
we asked.
"Oh, it's so disgnsting to pour one's
tea, into one's saucer."
To that little girl, the Declaration
of Independence has forever lost its
flavor.
And that little girl reminds us of an
other who Insists that tharo are three
sexes—tbe male sex, the female sex
and the insects.
The Oust Wall China.
Governor Seward, speaking of tho
1uring the late trip to the East, nettle.'
irn-d
ays
"The Chinese have been for at
two or three thousand years a wall
making people. It would bankrupt
New York or Paris to build up tho
walls of the city of Pekiu. The Great
Wall of China is the wall of the world.
It is forty feet high. The lower thirty
feet is of hewn iime&tone or granite.
T'vo modern carriages may pass each
other upon the summit. It hoi a par
apet throughout U* .whole length,
least
down :hrong-h their gorges a distance
havo ers and I calculated that it would cost
the privilege of the green roorri, and I more now to build tbo Great Wall of
he i6not likely to run a line of steam-1 China, through its extent of ono thous
ers merely to show himself in an ad-j and miles, than it bas co*t to build the
iniral's uniform, nor ro ehow himself 55.(XX) miles of railroads in tho United
at the head of a reghuont at the cost of States. What a commentary it upon
thousands of dollars. He liven as be
comes a very wealthy man. He lias
considerable money invested in real
estate in his native town, where ho has
provided handsomely for his father
and mother. H. J. R.
the ephemeral range of the human in
tellect to see this great utilitarian en
terprise, so nccessary and effective a
thousand years ago, now not merely
useless, but an incumbrance and Mi ob
struction.
Hot Afraid of tbo Hippo.
The Chicago Times has this incident
of tho hippophalgia: Recently a well
dressed gentleman arrived by'train at
the Michigan Southern railroad depot.
One solitary' express wagou, with an
epizootieal animal attached, was in
waiting. Tho gentleman had a trunk,
suchjae persons of afTluencc usually take
demanded of Jehu what amount of lu
cre would bo necessary to secure the
transportation of the trunk to the
Northwestern depot. Three dollars
was the price, and not a cent less would
the mercenary wretch take for the
trifling service. Our traveller had been
abroad before, and his maternal ances
tor evidently knew that be had gone
forth. An idea struck him with gen
tle forco. After offering two dollars
for the service, and being unwilling to
submit to an extortion, he walked up
Lake street a few blocks and purchas
ed a wheel-barrow for $1,50. Into this
A
his fingers before he could arrest his i The report that an epizootic bas
150 feet from the bottom.— broken out among the fowls in South-
he called the attention of the engineer true. The disease runs its course very
to his perilous condition by a loud i swiftly. Tho fowls are taken with
whistle,
chain in
Chiehea Malady,
descent,
Smarting with the pain, yet clinging ern New York and New Jersey and France as it is a fraud and a scandal.—
to the hnge chain for his deliverance, Northern Pentisvlvania is found to be *')e mansard roof ot France isalwuys
drawn up ou the stasrgering, fits, a running at the beak,
and bearing all tho symptoms of the
epizootic. These fits recur with de
creasing intervals and increasing vio
lence until death. which generally en
sues iu a tow hours. As soon as the
i chickens nro attacked, they hide in
holes or crawl off to some corner and
die. Wiih regaNi. to the treatment,
none has been adopted.
question of women riding astride i
i The
of hor
No less a hdy than Grace Greenwood
confesses to lmve tried it Iu her recent
i travels iu California, aud to have lik
edit too. She says: After a trial o*
i it for fifteen miles ono day. wo all
mine to the conclusion that this style
of riding i,- the safest, easiest, and
thereiore most sensible i'or long moun-
r*es seems not to be at "st vet. I
women to ride horseback at all. sho
doubtless intended that it should
lie after th's fashion otherwise we
should have been a sort ot laud variety
of tbe mermaid.
A Xev. York paper says: "Free
love me! ihe divorce ourtsHieierribh
i undermining the institution of msr
I rbige. Men are being taught to di-re
gaid the sanctity of wedlock's ties and
to seek elsewhere for the love and at
tentions which are leKitiinatefy only
within the province of wh-es lo jrive.
And here a wretch who h^f 1i\v«-nt
I r.d shirt-buttons that can be put on
I with a screw-driver. Ianything was
needed to entirely emancipate man
from tbe necessity of marriage that
thing wa* sbirt-button* that could be
oaton with a fi'vew-driver."
ipon the shoulders oCotb-1 evident*wo must do something with
.nw Hccmuhting murder™,*.1\om*-j
tl,i .g for the'». The Tombs
as the ontrajred law HU.1
«oeiet y reo tdre, and oil v
«otac wav their eliaes mi.
ed.
If you want (9 see yourself ns olliers whom at^kuown to be indians ftom
see-yon, rim for (the Tape Dale Greekro- rration.
tain expeditions, and i'or -tetp, von•_'!*« ami after thrashing his wife, settled i
The Vew York Timu savs "It ii ^°.tes declare* that -a promissory
over-
crowded with ssifutslns, niul the com
fort of those on hand dem-md* that
h« y shnli not fc'o encw'.heJ upots by
:te'.v corner-'. We have lot' all hope
that these murderers w ill fx dealt viUi
tlie safety of
ask that
be conclnd-
'ij.it ut least
engaged iu
thirteen of
News and Other items.
Tlie Pope will shoitlv bold a con
clave, when several new bishops will
be named.
Five hundred and forty-six names
hive so far been invcuted for the horse
distemper.
Three crops of vegetables from one
piece of grouud iu Oregon, this year
is uot bad.
In Idaho, one town (f) has only five
inhabitants, but thoy have 6,000 head
of cattle.
In the Miami rslley, Ohio, this fall,
there has been but five days unfit for
out-door labor.
A boy seven years old, died a few
days ago, In Boston, from the effects of
drunkeuness.
That fast trotter Dreadnanght has
succombed to the prevalent disease.—
What's in a name 7
Delaware officially gives Grant 906
majority, and Lafiand, the Republican
nominee for Congress 352 majority.
Perpetnal motion bas been going on
for two weeks now, in a macniue in
vented by a youth at Lowrllle, New
York.
A prosperous merchant in San Fran
cisco, has for his motto: "Early to
bed and early to rise never get
tight and advertise."
It costs the country S,000 a year to
fold its public documents, but a great
many of them stay folded forever af
ter it has once been done.
The teachers Shelby eounty have
formed a "Teachers' Association, for
the purpose of preserving their rights
and privileges rrom infringement."
Colonel Atherton, of Massachusetts,
who was the first Union officer to en
ter Bichmond after its fall, and re
ceived its surrender from the mayor,
is dead.
Some young women are endeavoring
to start a new community on Lone
Prairie, 111. It is to be Mormonlsm
with the grand principle of that sect
reversed.
Some silly people in Indianapolis re
cently cat out the heart of a supposed
mad dog, boiled it and gave the broth
to a child as a preventative against by
draphobia.
Tbey hare a handsome female bank
er in Munich, Frauleln Adel Spitzlder.
She loans mouey to the poor at low
interest, and has the entire confidence
of the rural population,
Mr. Legge was recently bailed out
of thr Danville, Ky., 1ill, and has re
sumed his old occupation of steniintr
Iiorsea. The authorities say when iliey
give Legge bail again he'll know it.
Father Thomas Burke says that when
he sees an Irishman reeling drunk in
the streets he feels as a priest he could
die for him, but as an Irishman lie
feel* as if he could ling the (ellow'i
The Lonisville Courier-Journal «ay%
"If 0 rant is coming to Kentucky Wi
want to leave." Whereupon tbe (iil
cago Puit'ivsi "That's just what Mis
sissippi R«'bs said wheu he came to
Vicksburg."
One day last week. O. li.8miih, o'
RushviUc, Mo., put hi* ,«end out ofth
wr window jiiii ug tbe train was pass
itig a cattle chute. It was Mr. SmithV
flrst offense and he will never do such
a headless thing agaiu.
That was a very tender-baarted man
who on being told that bis wile, who
had left the house only an hour before,
was drowued, nnd that her body wa*
found a mile or so below, said:' "She
must have floated down quite lively I"
The Titusvilie Prtn says Stanley
will make a sensation when he lecture's
In this country, dressed in his suit ol
clothes made by a Ujiji tailor, consist
ing of a twine string wound arouud
his big toe and a straw hat cut low In
the corsage.
Beccher says: I think myself a great
deal of praying is liko a person drum
ming ou a telegraph instrument with
out the least idea of what they are do
ing but even at that there is some
body at tbe other end who knows that
somebody is trying to do something.
A Darien man discovered that the
fumes of burning brimstono was apre
veutative of epizootic, and fired some
in his barn then wont to dinner. He
subsequently admitted to a nclghb
that he never did 1"
that barn and that Cicero never owned
a horse, and yet was happy.
The Norwich Bulletin says: A sym
pathetic Norwich mail stopping in
Boston, on learning that to check the
lire 9 great many buildings must he
blown np, at once offered to contribute
his mother-in-law for the purpose.—
Tbe fire was stayed however, before
this terrible agency was required.
A practical joker about tbe
Astor Honse, New York, thought to
startle Stetson, one of the-proprietors.
while his back was turned, by grab
bing a $3,000 roll of bills. Ho did
startle him, and Stetson turned and
floored him by a blow beneath the ear.
without thinking or stopping to see
whether it was a friend iu fun.
A Frenchman writes to tho New
York Herald that American mansard
roofs are not French mansard roots.—
Tho mansard roof, so called in Ameri
ca, could not be built in any portion oi
Ore proof, being built in accordance
with French Law, of iron, brick, and
mortar.
It is hardly necessary to sav that
this is from the Cwrier-Jdurml:
,hH." ™ve
tr-v
injM,vcr
*,xut
her
Oshkosh, Wi«., ha* an Enoch Arden,
tUt lie tibin come b-tck and gaze iu at
tbe window upon tho felicitv of the
reconstructed household, nnd then j, i
into the green an I yellow mil ineltoTv
business, not any. U kicked the new
Iiu*!vmd out ufdoor-, -orted over the
children and sent his hr,ts alter him.
down into a happv^an'd peaceful liend I
of the fa mil v. P-acmui ueaa
An exchange cruelly savs: Anna
Dickinson is said to be disgusted with
politics. She made a most, convincing
speech in Now York city in behalf ol
Greeley. She cau see how any por
son, atter such a speech, could* have
voted for Grant: and vet they did, a
few of them, and gentle Anna' is now
confident that "corruption rules the
hour," and don tftink it bost for
women to soil their garments with
po::'.itd.
It is a popular fallacy thsf. promis
sory notes written or'signed In peucll
will urn hold KOO(' it av,-, aud u c.a*e
has •list been dismissed by one of tl.e
X"-w York conns grounded on th w
belief, th« dec'"ion given betug that a
iite in peiu i| is legally as htoriirig as
uc iu ink. "Story on I'totnis'sory
v
tN- «!»««»n°r 'T tl!=:
H/nisor mtict be -o the boile of the
note limy be printed."
Oue of the most loucbing instance*
of gratitude i« alleget! to have ocrw
red at Lsck ilaven the other day. A
little biv, tlie child of a wealthy iuolh
er, tumbled-into tbe river, lie was
revencd by a worklngnv«u and rest or
eu it lii- parent. The woman gave the
linit) a three cent postage stamp tindi
Srtid she would be glad to have bi'n!
come up to ber liou-.e find sit out in tho
entry and hear her play the pinna. He
wci.L awey with tears io bi eves.
*t»ld he ira««o» ii9d-fo «o
neiB.
RednetlOn Of Internal jkmsm.
The
CornmNMinii of
IiiVrn 1 Kev
enue will rt ci oinni"n to Cmigre**, b,
bilf form, n plot for reducing the in
ternal revenue expenses by providing
that all the duties heretofore perform
ed bv as!esso''(! and assistant assessors
shall in future devolve upon collectors
and their afxi.»Uiits. He will recom
mend also that hereafterell special tax
es imposed by law, including 'ax on
stills and worms, shall be paid by
stamps denoting the tax. This will re
lieve of their duties about 230 assessors
and about 1,3J0 assistant assessors,
and necessitate the appointment ol
about 25 special agents, which, it is es
timated will save to the Government
from oue and a half to two millions ol
dollars.
President Grant,
Secretary Boutwell
and Commissioner Douglass all ap
prove this measure, but in other quar.
tors objections are raised that it will
centralize too much power in the hands
of tho Commissioner. It Is also be
lieved that It will meet with strong
opposition in Congress from the
friends of the assessors and assistant
assessors.
AOENT IM A NIW LOOATIO*.—In
dwells a well known insurance
man named Jim. naines, seated oat
afternoon in bis office, with
Fnr«nt Md s«r«ne cigar,
"Prsassd satisfactorily bttirlxt fell Bps."
he was greeted by a Quaker man, who
asked:
Is friend James Haines within
V
I'm Jim Haines," was the gruff re
ply.
Art thou agent of the Insur
ance Company!"
"I was agent."
Canst thou inform me as to the
present condition of the company
Did It lose much by the Chicago fire
All smashed up and gone to the
Thou ssldst thou wert its agent
I did."
4
Well, judging by thy speech, Ithlnli
it likely thou wilt continue to be its
agents In its new locality. Farewell."
On the Sunday of the Boston fire
a gentleman, spending the day at Bing
ham, fifteeu miles from tne scene,
picked up some burned papers whicl
dropped at his feet, and, to bis great
surprise, fonnd them to be portions o
some bills be himself had filed away in
bis counting-room the Saturday pre
vious,
The poet of the Lynchburg ilfae*
hasn't been particularly lucky. In an
odo to his girl he says "Keen Is youi
sorrow but keener is my grief." Th«
compositor, who lost his nndermos
nickel on the top row tbe night before,
set it up, "but keno is my grief.*'
Anna Shaw of Rnrlington, has beet,
arrested for obtaining goods in Keo
kuk, under falee pretence?. She got v
di ess pattern of John S- Moore of that
city, took it home to see if it suited
-ind in the nine months which she bar!
t.cotilfl not in,ike up bor mind whetb
er ii suited or not.
Dabaqfie and C.intfcuire just u:rltf
by iron bands. The rompletion ot'tlw
:i
nili'M.i'l fitlv erii
•oad
ron
& In
•rated hy
t-oni Dubuque to Q&c.igo.
A bill has been introduced info the
Legislature of Massachusetts author
izing the city of Boston to borrow
{2t»,0J3,0i3, and loan the same to the
•iufferers by tbe late fire on approved
security.
New York seems to be in turmoil
Having some promir.ent man arrested
every day seems to be the regulai sen
sation now.
BBOitss unaiurra memos.
NEW YORK.
t,iat
ike HIP
tll°
Nxw YORX, NOT. 26.
Dispatches from London announce
that American and British vessels
were rendervousing at Aden, prepar
atory to sailing for the sea of Zibar to
suppress the slave trade. It is said,
Khedive will probably antiei-
tllia
expedition and seint troops
°f into the interior of tho countrv to se
cure for Egypt, tbe Lake region's of tbe
Nile.
In relation to the reported detection
of election fraudh, in Louisiana and the
transfer of that State from Greeley fo
Grant, in consequence, the Tribune
says: If Gov. Warmoth or any por
KOU has been engaged in tampering
with the returns, wo trust speedy pun
ishment may bo awarded for the crime
against free institutions thus commit
ted. No candidate has or could have
in any election, an interest so great as
that ot the whole people, that their
will honestly expressed should be
honestly recorded."
A Washington Rpcclal states that the
Presidents Message, which is complet
ed in the rough, and is to be consider
ed by the Cabinet, to-morrow, does not
declare in favor of general Amnesty.
Boroee Greeley reported Cm?.
NRW YORK, NOV. 25.
Superintendent Bligh, Chief of Lou
isville police, has arrived here to as
«ist iu the search for the missing Lou
isville merchant, George N. Pew.
A moruing paper publihhes to-dav
the story, current in newspaper circles
for nearly two weeks, thet Horace
Greeley is insane and savs he is now
an inmate of the Asvlum at White
plain*. The same paper makes public
an interview with Whitelaw Keid,
ispnr J" whieh that gentleman is made tosay
u ad-1 hi au«wei to questions ''Greeley has
"Mrs. Stautou is lecturing on the'Com
ing Girl.' The St. Liuis Timet want*
to know, von know, how does she
know what it will lie. Another ps
I suggests that if she expects such a
ditiou she had better be at home mak- i ^een under medical treatment for some
i ing np a supplv of small clothfts time, lie is always eccentric in manner,
the -nd might be ron-idered by some
lectatioii'S." aastark mod. but he is simply nervous-
y :•-t,-iti-fj.' I'or mouths prior to
tbe dtvifh of hia wise be did rot sJpc -I
an hour a niirht, ruel "i-tce ber
tifts hci-n in lie- s ini-- coirution."
In answer to ihequestimi: "Is it true
that Greeley drew a kni 'e on one o!
tils friends." Reid is tde fo sty. To
tell you, be (Greek-)) has done nothing
,,,, ,T11 „. whieh fo tho»e who know him, seem
unn at bc
„t „ctg
i
mIW"'S
an eccentric
ns he w(|re
queer, but now when nervouslv pros
trated, strangers miifbt think him era
zy I have seen him positively furious
when a first proof of bis has been
brought to him, instead of a revise,
but 1 know and understand him."
Reid said Greeley, notwithstanding
the loss of leep and appetite, was in
general good health, nnd made a re
quest oi'the reporter to say that he was
nervously pro-tnited, there was no
use 8^iyiiitr mi re. Mr. Greeley lias hud
enough io worry him, and what he
need*, is qtiiol and resi.
Thr Timet unnouuces the organiza
onot a new reform ussoeifrtion. to su
persede the Committee of Seventy,
tvhich it is alleged has developed such
a spirit of offi.'e-seeking. that its furth
er axhtenct) is uiinecessarv.
UfHtiJ not mo Bad as Bapsi-todk
NVw YORB VOV. 2{L
JSxpreu h-^» assu^nees that
Greeley not in the verv bad state of
health as indicated by 'he -!orv oub
.ished thia inortiinsr.'though uri vble to
•e at bis po»,t or to jjer'orm editorial
lutv. It discredits the statements
made, and hopen ^oon to him re
stored to health and with spirit enough
to strike back at those v,-anting In
magunaimlty.
th*'^"The
41e Kbedlvo an Zx£*dlrlo*..
NKW YOSS. NOV. 2FJ.
A Loudon =pecia! says lite Kiiedive's ^,e ''ppaittuent the At'untie,
expedition consists of five thouMnd i Paymaster Ilodge, setileneud to,?n
men and is commanded by Purdy Bev- I itro -isooaieilt for Mnbe?*lt»CH,j.t,
It Sfoos to ZftiiEibar in transports "Wlm beort ^i.rdoced by Uie PresidflnV -V
if«^in»^-tentToS' offofning Cr.f^*
Livin-r-tone nun '.'• *md operating
i.'-.i i -Vi'-ywKb't- otherwise-*o
i'lfi., ntfy ill solving the
IHobUm oi'ilie'soiiroes of the Nile un
der Eyryp'.i'iri colors,, It is, however,
doubtful whethrr :he expedition is ip?
fended to join Liviitgsrone, or mftct
Sir Samuel Baker., or optn a line of
operations Iu Abys'nnla.
Ctarhs Ssstisr- Drtaltotltii la R. T.
Nrw Yofcx. Nov. ^6.
The eteamer Baltic from Liverpool
has arrived. Among tbe passengers is
Charles Sumner.
A defalcation of seventv-fl*# thou
sand dollars was rcportea discovered
yesterday in a banking bonse In Wall
street. The cnane is said to be expen
sive yatching and street speculation.
President Watson, of the Erie Rail
road, says other slits will be begun
shortly against thoss who may have
been concerned hi frauds upon the
Company. The arrest of Daniel Draw
will be asked in order to bring about
a thorough investigation. Watson In
timate* that Gould will be re-arrested.
TeetrlM* »»'—lyeert—
Nxw Yosi, NOT. 26.
Yesterday four youths, ages ranging
from sixteeu to tweufy, while passing
the newly constructed portion of the
N. Y. ft Boston JlaiJroad, discovered
tour cans of nitro-glycerfne deposited,
in a hole two feet deep. Two of them
to tee what effect tbe explosion would
have dropped a large stone upon the
cans. The tremendous explosion
which followed was heard for miles
and shook the houses- in the vicinity.
Two of the party were horribly mutil
ated and had their limbs blown in all
directions. Their remains are scarely
recognisable. The other two are
frightfully wounded, bnt may recover.
Ntw YOBK, Nov. 26.
A ITtrald Washington special says
the President to-day, will read to tbe
Cabinet a complete draft of his mes
sage. He has yielded this year, ai he
dia last year, to the advice of experi
enced politician* aud changed Its ten
or, ao fltras relates to the Soaifc* He
gives that section a passing notices,
praises the wisdom of the enforcement
laws alludes to tbe disappearance of
lawlessness in the South as well as the
good behavior at the polls in the No
vember elections and hopes the cou,
inuance of this state of affairs. AI
hough he bos no special recommendii
i ions to make in behalf of the 8outh,
tie desires that Congress shall do what
irver it deems will be to the interest of
he late rebel States, reiterating the
previously expressed opinion that he
iir,s no policy to enforce against tbf
wishes of the pcoplo,. The country is
eliciUled on its accomplishments uo
ler the treaty of Washington. Cube
i* lightly passed over the case of Dr.
toward receives but a brief mention
Mexico does not receive a large share
of attention. Our relations with dif
ferent foreign nations are disposed Ot
In the ostisl brief paragraph. The
tn.i.»irig Vienna Exposition is eom
!neudod?and,the Philadelphia Centen
nial isaiiio spolien, of: our credit e
1:H:' wisd, cfP. rienc.y of the
.... /, .Vt, and home
V p^ity .ofJJituatto
•rtke of the balanc
Ileiiry X. SmTtTi ?nys It Is reported
liat he will endeavor to settle his lia
bilities, by a tender ot Northwestern
iireferred stock tor Northwestern com
mon. About two weeks ago he was
1
rat approached by tbe representative*
of the Erie company, touching Goulds
transactions, aud be then averred that
lie never took any Erie mouoy except
ts a broker for Gould.
Niw YORK, NOV. 26.
The stock market after twelve o'
clock became weaker.
Seven thousand shares of Northwests
em common was bought under the
rule from 1.40to 1.60 Northwestern
preferred is now lower at 1.91.
Daniel Drew is believed to have set
tled most of his outstanding accounts.
NEW YORK, NOV. J6.
Jas. E Maxwell, a broker, was to
day arrested on a charge of perjury
preferred by Luther C. Challis.
Tweeds case was before Oyer and
Terminer Court again to-day, but was
carried over to Monday next, when
tbe defendant will be required to
plead to the varions indictments
against him.
Nxw YORK, NOV. J6.
Vanderbilt published a card this af
ternoon saying that he has not had.
and does not Intend to bave, any as
sociation whatever with Jay Gould
Ho says that he has also advised his
friends to have nothing to do with
him. lie denies having connection
with any Wall street speculative oper
ations.
It is stated that the police now feel
confident that Mr. Pevy, the missing
Louisville gentlemen, has absconded
with money entrusted to biin and are
about to give up further search.
The Supreme Court has ordered
that Horace F. Clark give testimony in
matters betweeu the Erie Company
and Jay Gould.
FORE IClt«"
MwaMsIt sfAMn la Praaee.
LONDON, Nov. 26.
Paris dispatches say that the politi
cal sanation is gloomy, and declare it
unlikely that the difference betweeu
the President and tho Assembly cati
be arranged.
PARIS, Nov. !&-
The right wing of the National As
sembly liaveselecte Gen. Chunrarnier
for President, should Thiers resign.
AflMn Getting So IMII hrlm.
PARIS, Nov. 26.
The differences between the execu
tive and legislative departments of tbe
government continue and the situation
is regarded as very serious.
ii-, jouni-i s tne violent in their lan
gmure They declare that a terrible
revolution will fnlfow tbe overthrow
of the government Thiers.
OHIO.
ytN at •andnsky, Ohio.
CLKVELAND, NOV.28.
A flrt broke out about midnight,
last night at Sandusky, in the engine
room of tho Sandusky Wheel Com
pany's works, slid spread with such
rapidity that in two hours all the Co's
shops, finished stock, and machinery
and nine dwellings and a barn on the
south were in ashes. The companv
saved their wsreliou«e and rough"
stock. Their loss Is estimated at about
one hundred i.ti»n:id dollar", ou
which there is an ivurance of
The loss on dwellings will probabiv
amount to £15,(KM) or $20,090. In«*ur
atice 15.000. Twohondreu and fifty
men are tin'own "i. of employment bv
the destruction of the wiieel works.
WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 25.
Ho United States vessels have been
ordered to Zanzibar, to co-op»-r»te
with -.be British expedition avainst the
s ave tr-ide, as crated in a special to tho
e v, York pap n.
K«0OWOU SJ
WirtntM doaotml—
1'ardojl.k
South. Oeu. ia:ieo k is ordered te
Wa'Sfc
LARD—Dull at 8*.
rr**si**4
PASIS, Nov. 36.
There is great excitement over of
fairs iu Vet sail Ids.
Mt
At the election Of United'"BtatM
Senator by the Legislature, this morn*
ing the vote was: Senate, O. Jg. Mor
ton, twenty-seven "X. D. Witiianw,
dem.,twenty-one House, Morton if*
ty-four Williams forty-ons (Wjoritjr
on joint ballot nineteen.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov.
The salefcf the Cincinnati nnd XV*
dianapolls Junction EiflhsH, par*
suance of a deem* ot bankruptcy
against the Co., took place at noon to
day. The only bidders
A. Frater, President of.th
I). McLaren, President of t!
D. R. It. The road beln,
McLaren fpr one million
i
Id to Mr.
IOWA.
IkNM at IsvsCttr.
IOWA CITT, NOV. 2*
The hipporhlnorrkea has prevaltM
here for a week, fit* Livery Stable*
are closed, Batchers' Cart* Basses and
Hearses are ar&wn by OxjM. No
hones have died. The a I seal
e appear
ed amongst farm horses before anv hi
the City were attacked. It U rapidly
extending west.
PENNSYLVANIA.
Sc*AN*o*, Nov. &
John Garritv was bmtallv mnrd«r»
ed in th third ward of thia dtjr on
Saturday' lilght. Patrick (Savin WM
arrested onuosplcion of being tbe mur
derer. Hie cap was found near the
corpse and be himself covered with
blood.,
llwlm Warae#,
CAIXO,
Nov. SI.
Shit vitamer #o!iftatorti &e steaan
er H. M. Shftrre butned at Cbetfter
Saturday night while '00*11Bg. No
particulars exeept that no lives wen
lost.
MBKTHIS,
No*.
IS.
The rain h«e beenfallingfaereeteody
since last night Scarcely ajwr«e
mule.cati be feen on the stre
Itfest Is' lufffcring In conse^aMno*. t,
MIMOUHJf
ST.
The oMcial vote of iftseodr! At*
President ia announced as fallows:
Greeley 151,433
O'Couor 2.429.
CHICAOO, Jfov. M.
WTIEAT-JQulet. ea*fer, closed |LQ»
ceefc l,08tt bid, seller Doe.'
CORN—Quiet at
OATS—Firmer at 29JI(Ak
RYE—Steady at 56.
BARLEY—Steadv at CS.'- *.
PROVISIONS—Quiet, rather wMa|t
nc hanged.
'Hi jfr
but prices unchan
UvoMeak
CmoAoo, Nov. S&
CATTLE—Receipts 1902 head, quiet
fair demand, for good steers, prices an*
changed.
HOGS—Receipts 19,725 bead, active
at a decline 10®20 cento, range $3.90
34,10.
at. uwihiM,
Sr. LOUIS, NOV.LL
FLOUR—Stead y.
WHEAT—Held firmly No. 3 SPA*
•1.U5 No. 4 Fall 1.60.
CORN—Dull 30«32 east track.
OATS—Quiet 25 warehoMfc,
RYE—Unchanged.
BARLEY—Unchanged.
,'t
WHI8KY—8teady #0.
PORK—Unchanged tIJ Arj oak
steady good demand packed lota
•boulders AM clear rib t'Jf clear 7:
long and short olear middles, boxed
round seller Deo. aud Jw»-
LARD—Quiet 7%.
Mew Twt
NEW YOIK. NOV.
F^OTTB—Dull.
WHEAT—Dull, nominally l,49#ir
choice 1,64 red 1,55# 70 nmbflr 1,70#
1,77.
CORN—Dull at F3«63U.
OAT8-—Qnief at 609(5. i®ts
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