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IS ISSCZD Saturday Morninijs, BT ' KEILT fc TFEIxLS. Publisher. HAS THS FINEST JOB OFFICE H DOt'GLAS OOC2JTY. ENDENT. CARDS, BILLHEADS & LEGAL BLANKS And other PRISTtSO, Indud n 1 Lara; and Heavy Poster and Shwy TEBHS IX ADVANCXl Ilaud-Billa. NEATLY A.VD EXPEDITIOUSLY EXECUTE! "Independent in. all ngrs; Neutral in JVothlng. Ona year , SO Six montha. .......... .. , 1 60 Thraa mrnith. L ... 1 DO Thaaa ara th terms for thoa paying in advance. Tbe ISDsraiDBNT offers fine inducement to adTeitiaen; arms raaaonabl. , VOL. 3. ROSEBURG, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1878. AT PORTLAND PRICES I NO. 36. THE INDEPENDEN1 IJiilli W. R. Willis, ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW, ROSEBURO, OREOOX. DEPOT HOTEL, OAKLAND, OREGON, Bichard Thomas, Proprietor. THIS HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR A number of Taara, and hu become very popular with the tnrellnff public. Fint-claaa LEE 'INO ACCOMMODATIONS And the table supplied with the beat the market aSorda k Hotel at the depot of the Railroad. SUGAR PINE MILLS. LOCATED AT SUGAR PIKE MOUNTAIN, Poet Offloe addreae, LOOKING GLASS, OREGON. The Company owing- theae millt would aajr they are prepared to f urnia h the BEST OF LUMBER At the Boat reaaonable rates. SUGAR PINE, FIR AND CEDAR La saber always en hand, and all pereena wiablna; to purchase Lumber will do well to give u ao opportunity of fliimf their orderi before g-oing eleewhere. J. Q. CALLIQHAN, Preeident. W. B. CLARKE, Secretary and Treasurer. Metropolitan Hotel, BOSEBCRU, OREGOX. Button & Perkins, Proprietors, THE ONLY "" FIRST-CLASS .HOUSE IN THE CITY AND Ip af the C. at O. Stage ('. WELL FURNI8HED SLEEPING APARTMENTS, the beet of bed, and the moat attentivo of Housekeepers, and a table supplied with the beat of ererrthinr. STAOI1 FOR RE0DINO Leave the house every day on the arrival of the cars frea Portland. The traveling public, and all who faror us with their patronage, ean rent assured that they will be entertained In the beet poetible manner. O. L. BL'TTON, C. PERKINS. T. B. SHERIDAN. J. P. SHERIDAN. Sheridan Bros., Jackson Street, Roseburj, Oregon, near the Poet Office, (DEALERS IN VES AND GENERAL HARDWARE. Aati Uaaotectmrtra of . Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Ware, Are prepared tt GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL. "' OREGON AND CALIFORNIA STAGE LINE! THROUGH TO SAN FRANCISCO IK- The Quickest, Safest and Easiest Routs. STAGES LEAVE ROSEBURO very Day at 7-SO F. St., Making quick connection at Reading with the cart el the C. O. R. R. Tor full particulars and passage apply to BUTTON PERKINS, Agents. NOTICE. OTIC IS HERESY OIVEN TO WHOM IT MAY eeneern that the andersigned has been awarded the contract for keeping too Douglas county paupers ror at period et two yean. All pereone in need el easiatanee front said oeunty Bust Bret procure a certificate to that fact from any member of the County Beard and pre , aent it te one of the following named persons, who are utheiised to and will care for those preeentina- such eertlfloate: Button Perkina, Boeeburg; L. L. KeUoerg, Oakland; Mra. Brown, Looking Olaes. Dr. WoodruB ia authorised to furnish medical aid to all person in need f the sams and who hare been declared paupers ef Douglas county. W. B. CLARKE. T. D. MARKS, REPRESENTING J. II. PIKE & CO., ! - - Imports rt And Wholes! Lto&lftrt to TOBACCO AND TEAS, MANUFACTURERS OF CIOARS, And vSe preprietor of the non-equalled FINK OF PERFECTION AND SOUTH CIGARS, Boa. lot and 103 California Street, SAN FRANCISCO. SCHULTZ & VON BARGES, Importers end Dealer in F0RE10I1 a DOfJESTIC WIHES LIQUORS AMD BRANDIES. AJce Sol AgenU for TV ,,je,7-oxi.j05rt. CELEBRATED OLD BOURBON WHISKY B. ar. Front Staid Callfaraia SAX IXaNCISOO, CAL.1 TELEGRAPHIC. EASTERN STATES. Jack Kehoe Bantrd. Potpsviixe, Dec. 18. Jack Kehoe, the notorious chief of the Molly Maguires, was hanged here at 12:30 this morning. The Late Indian War. "Washikotok, Dec, 18. Senator Grover to day introduced a bill creating a commission to examine and report on the expenses in curred by Oregon, Washington Territory and Idaho, and by citizens thereof, in the sup pression of Indian hostilities in 1878. Onr Money. Washington, Dec. 18. Th secretary of the treasury has authorized the payment of coupon interest on the public debt falling due January 1st, without rebate and in coin or currency as its claimants mav prefer. Registered interest will be paid in like man ner as soon as schedule can be prepared. A call was issued to-day by the secretary for $10,905,100, being the residue of bonds out standing, by act of March 3, 1865. The consols of 18G5 are not included in the pre vious calls. Some Coin. The U. S. Treasurer expects to hare on the 1st of January, exclusive of all demands, $135,000,000 coin with which to resume specie payments. To Reicnlate Frelxnta. Senator Morgan (Alabama) to-day intro duced a bill to regulate the tariff of charges on through and loeaftfreights for passage over lines of railways in the territories. Referred. Red Cloud Arenejr. Yaxkton, Dec. 18. A contractor just from the. Red Cloud agency reports provisions about exhausted, with no prospects for more. The Indians are uneasy, j A Chanee to Explain. The committee on naval afiairs to-day de cided to give ex-Secretary Robeson and others implicated in irregularities, by testi mony taken in the investigation, an oppor tunity to furnish proof as desired by them to show that the charges are false. Rnaalau Mission. London, Dec. 18. A St. Petersburg dis patch says that the Rnssiau mission at Cabul has been formally and finally withdrawn. , ,. Afjbsn Iuvasloa. Lahobe, Dec. 18. An official dispatch states that Gen. Browne commenced his march to Jellalabad yesterday, which place bfl hoped to reach on the 2'Jth inst. Italian Cabinet. Rome, Dec. 18 The new cabinet, it is understood, will be as follows: Depretis, president of the council and minister of the interior; Correnti, foreign affairs; Magliani, finance; Spantigati, justice; Gen. Bertoferi ate, war; Coppins, public instruction; Ma jorana Calalabiano, agriculturist. Greek Frontier. CoNTSAjmsopu, Dec. 18. If Greece and Turkey do not agree upon the frontier ques tion the Pone proposes to submit the differ ences to the decision of the European powers. ........... Protective Measnre. Washington, Dec. 18.The Secretary of the Treasury has issued - a - circular to the collectors of the several ports that they are authorized to cause an inspection to be made of cattle proposed to be shipped to Great Britain, and to give to shippers a cer tificate that the cattle shipped are free from disease. Heavy Snow. St. Louis, Dec. l'J. A Kansas City spec ial says the roof of Frank Hall fell in last evening, owing to the great weight of snow. The building was entirely crushed. One man was killed and several others seriously injured. ; Chinamen and Americans. Nuw York, Dec. 19, Mr. Jamieson, au English consul in China, states in a recent report that notwithstanding the liberal sub scriptions made by foreigners ia aid of the famine sufferers, the better classes would rather see foreigners beyond the border than acknowledge the value of their assistance. Recipients of aid, however, have shown much gatitude, and missionaries have been brought into the better favqr among them by efforts to allay suffering, j The Post, com. men ting on the above, says' that is a curious fact that while opposition.' to Chinamen in this country comes from the lnboring classes, the opposition to Americans and Europeans in 3hina is found among men of rank and wealth. I '! Bayard Taylor Dead. Berlin, Dec. 19. Bayard Taylor, minis ter of the United States; died ut 4 o'clock this afternoon. Fatal symptoms came on suddenly. He had been out of bed, and transacted some official business with the American legation yesterday. His death was peaceful and painless. Decision Reversed. Washington, Dec. 19. The Secretary of the Interior yesterday reversed the decision of the commissioner of the general land of fice in the case of T. H. Yates, agent for the California and Oregon Railroad Company, Involving the title to a tract of land in Shasta district, California. It is held that a pre-emption settlement made prior to the time that ''the railroad grant takes effect does not except the grant from the opera tion of said grant unless the pre-emption claim is perfected by such settler when au opportunity is afforded of so doing. The change, however, is retrospective and previ ous decisions are to remain undisturbed at res judicata. : Evidence of Resumption. New loBK, Dec. 20. Among other evi dence that resumption has come to stay, at tention is called to the fact that iHe move ment of precious metals is in favor of this country, notwithstanding the large return of our bonds from abroad. Statistics for nine months show that this year we have kept nearly all our gold and have im ported a little silver. It also appears that the export of trade dollars during nine months of 1878, have been only $1,609,330 against nearly $8,225,000 last year. This indicates that the foreign market now open to onr coin are already glutted. In nine months of last year we sent abroad $8,000, 000 more trade dollars than were returned to us, but we took back during nine months this year, $1,600,000 more pf them than we exported in the same time, j Renominated. - ' ' Washington. Dec. 20. The president to day sent to the Senate the nomination of Roger S. Greene as chief justice of the su preme court of Washington Territory. Judicial JSom I nation. Washington, Dec. 20. John P. Hoyt, of Michigan, has been nominated associate jus tice of Washington Territory. Desperadoes. i , , ; . -St. Louis, Dec. 20. Advices from Texas say that official intelligence has been received at Austin from El Paso district that armed bands of desperadoes arrived there from New Mexico, and that Mexicans show signs of making trouble, and the judge of the district lean that the court cannot be held; . . . j - . !).- A Bishop Suspends Payment. . Cincinnati, Dec. 20. Bishop Purcell and his brother Edward are just no w unable to pay moneys deposited with them by Catho lics. , A week or so ago a note given by Fur cell went to protest at one of the banks, then another and another, and a few days later there were filed in the offico of the recorder mortgages by the Purcells to the amount of $75,000. Purcell had done a banking busi ness with Joseph Heinann, the German bank er, who failed a short time ago and caused a run on them. The number of depositors is variously estimated at from 3,000 to 6,000. Burned. WooPBBiDGE, N. J., Dec. 22 The resi dence of U. S. Senator McPherson was burned to-night. The Senator and family had a narrow escape. Will be Tried. St. Soma, Dec. 22. A Topeka (Kansas) dispatch says that iu response to a demand made by the governor of Kansas, the author ities at Washington have ordered the cap tured Cheyenne Indians to Fort Leaven worth with a view of identifying those guilty of outrages, that such may be turned over to the civil authorities of Kansas for trial and the remainder returned to their agency in Indian Territory. Only a Spree. Nw York, Dec. 22. The World's Wash ington special has the following: W. J. Brown, finance clerk in the city post office, went to the treasury to-day and drew $10, 800 to pay salaries. He subsequently lost the money, and all efforts to find it were un availing. Brown has been employed in the post office li years and has always borne a good character. About two years ago he disappeared mysteriously for several days, but his accounts were all right, and when he turned up it was learned that he had only been off on a spree, and no notice was taken of his conduct. The superintendent of the post office had always previously accompa nied Brown to the treasury when he drew large sums of money, but to-uay there was sickness in his family and he could not per form his customary duty. Almost Death. The Times' "Scranton correspondent says these are dark days in cabins of the Penn sylvania coal miners. The wolf crouches at every door, and if the combination com panies outlast this month the miners cau see nothing before them but starvation. Their words furnish Christmas tide reading for the country whose barns and grain elevators are bursting with the greatest harvest ever seen in this teeming new world. Postal Changes. Washington, Dec. 22. The following postal changes on the Pacific Coast have been ordered during the past week: Office established at Willows. Umatilla county, Oregon, J. W. Smith, postmaster. Post masters appointed: John C. Heales, Bois ford, Lewis county, Washington Territory, and Marion W. Abbott, Periawawa, Whit man county, Washington Territory. Death ol a Congressman. Washington, Dec. 22. Congressman Bev erly B. Douglas, of Virginia, died at the Na tional Hotel in this city after a brief illness of inflammation of the bowels. The remains were taken to Richmond to-night by a com mittee consisting of Senator Jones, of Flor ida, Representatives Hunton and Goode, of Virginia, Luttrell, of California, Carlisle of Kentucky, "Dunn Jell, of Minnesota, Hart zell, of Illinois and Clark,' of Iowa. Indian Horse Thieves. Omaha, Dee. 23. A party of fourteen citi zens, members of the North Platte guards, undefCommand of Lieut. John Bratt, left there Saturday morning in puruis of a band of Indians that had stolen seven horses on the north side of the North Platte river the day previous. They rode all day and came upon the Indians in camp at & P. M. on Sat urday. The Indians showed fight and Lieut. Bratt 'attacked them at once and forced them to run. The indians left everything, includ ing saddles, blankets and camp bagpage, and all they got away with was what they had on. Lieut. Bratt and party brought in five of the seven horses stolen. Lieut. Wheeler and a party of fifteen men from Fort McPher son are in pursuit of the Indians, and will probably capture them all. I Heavy Snow Fall. . Buffalo, Dec. 23. The severest snow storm since 1871 visited this section last night, and is still raging. Full three feet of snow has fallen on a level, and is badly drifted. , Road Agents Caught- Chstinne, Dec. 23. A party of road agents named Harrington, Manuse, Ruby, Howard, Olsen, and '"The Kid," with some stolen horses and goods taken from Tracing's store near Fort Kinney, were captured yes terday near Rock Creek. . They also had in their possession a saddle on which Deputy Sheriff Widdowfield rode when killed last Summer, which in a measure identifies the gang as that which has operated in Albany and Carbon counties during last Summer. Boiler Fxploslon. '-, Tboy. N. Y., Dec. 23. A boiler explosion at the Star forge killed Alfred St. Charles, water tender, and I hos. Gentleman, puddler. Four others were injured. F0JU1GN SEWS. A Present to Disreall. London, Dec. 19. Lord Beaconsfield to day received a deputation trom the Pacific Coast which presented a testimonial from British residents of California. In accenting the testimonial, Beaconsfield said that on his return from Berlin he was much gratified at the recognition which his efforts received from the colonies. Beaconsfield believed that the treaty would tend to the pacification of Europe, and though there might be those desiring its failure, that was not the feeling of the signatory powers 'who are determined to see the treaty executed. The address also referred to the acquisition of Cyprus, Lord Beaconsfield said that all the conditions under which that island had been secured to enable the sultan to carry out regeneration of the most important part of his domin ions, have been fulfilled. As a station, Cy prus was not second in value to Malta. In conclusion he said that though he could not send an address and casket to California, he sent his gratitude and sympathy. The Byxantine: London, Dec. 20. A dispatch from Paris says only four persons, surgeon, first officer, chief engineer and one seaman escaped from the wreck of the Byzantine. The disaster occurred on Wednesday night during a very heavy gale. The Byzantine, on her way to Constantinople from Marseilles, was pro ceeding up the Dardanelles when she ran into the British steamer Revnaldo of 1.C00 tons burden at anchor off Letakia, bound for Hull. The Byzantine was a vessel of 900 tons burden belonged to the Fraisailet Com pany of Marseilles. The Reynaldo returned to the tfospuorus lor repairs. Taylor's'Funeral. iSEKLiN, Aec. xu. funeral services over the remains of the late Minister Taylor will be held at the American legation on Sunday when the body will be taken to a mortuary and await transportation to America. A Later Report. Constantinople, Deo. 20. The : British steamer Reynaldo which was in collision with the steamer Byzantine, has arrived, The captain reports saving 90 persona from the Byzantine. ' Married. Copenhagen, Dec. 22. The Duke of Cum berland and Princess Thyria were married with great pomp at the chapel of Christiana bo rg Castle on Saturday evening. t Fatal Accident, Pasb, Dec. 22. A Moscow special says that an express train ou the Rostov and Miadikookss railway recently foil off an em bankment. Twenty persons were killed, including General Hintze and several func tionaries and officers of the army of the Cau casus. Thirty-eight persons were injure Bayard Taylor's Funeral,' V Berlin, Dec. 22. The funeral service of the late Bayard Taylor took place at 2 this alternoon at the late residence of the de ceased. An aid-de-camp of Count Lehen- dorf represented the emperor; MaiorfYon Ponnivitz represented the crown prince, "antl counts on uuriow and riniipsnom, the foreign office. All ambassadors, including the Chinese and Japanese, were present. The Austrian ambassadorship being vacant. Austria was represented by Prince Lichen-, I nii-iii. Aiuuugbi o' tiers present were oiates man Delprunck, Professors Griest and Von Bunzen, the authors Auerbach, Spielhagan, Liutlan and Rodenberg, and numbers of the higher officials, artists aud scientists; Herr Auerbach, speaking in the name of the Ger man writers, lamented the decease of one who was equally applauded in the old world and the new. From Jellalabad. London, Dec. 23. General Browne tele graphs from Jellulabad on the 20th inst., as follows: "We occupied this city to-day. The inhabitants are friendly. Calcutta no bles of Jellalabad came out to meet the Brit ish troops. The Ameer left Cabul on the 10th inst." Stormy Weather. The weather is severe throughout Great Britain, there being a heavy snowfall here and in many parts of the continent. AU the railways in North Scotland are blocked and traffic suspended. Trains are snowed up. Iu some places it is over 12 feet high. It is the heaviest snowfall in 30 years. A tele gram from Geneva, Switzerland, says: "No mail has arrived from Germany or from German Switzerland." Wolves have pene trated to the pates of Metz. There is more snow on the Vosges than the oldest inhabi tant remembers. Hard Times In England. The returns of the Union Workhouse in the east of London show widespread poverty and distress. The shore ditch workhouse infirmary is full, also the workhouse itself, and extra room, must be provided At Beth nil Greeu workhouse there are 1,050 inmates and 382 in the infirmary. In Hackney there are 1,416 iudoor poor chargeable to the "Union." District visitors 'disclose a vast amount pf distress, and the funds at their disposal are utterly insufficient. This is es pecially the case ut the Popular and Mill wall, where thousands of dock and other la borers are thrown out of employment. Spit alfield's lime house, Soutn Hackney, Shad well and Hagge rston suffer severely. Trades men of the entire eastern districts are orying out about badness of trade, and even Christ mas wares are a heavy drug in the market. So severe is tne distress in Haggertson that committees, which will be formed for relief, will be greatly crippled through want of funds. 'v PACIFIC COAST. A Daring Robbery. San Fbancisoo, Dec. 18. A daring rob bery was perpetrated yesterday at the Lon don and San Francisco bank. Shortly after 11 o'clock one of the tellers, while handling, a lot of coin and notes, observed Lawrence Otis Hall, clearing house clerk of the bank, standing beside him. A few moments after Hall was mi using, and so was a package of $1 greenbacks amounting to $13,000. Hall has not since been seen, and it is supposed that he went direct from the bank to the steamship Oceanic, which sailed at ' noon, and took passage on her for Japan and China, Hall is a native of Louisiana, about thirty years old, and has been in the employ of the bauk six or seven years, but not in a position where he had opportunities to han dle cash. The More Murder Trial. San Buenaventura, Dec. 18. The prose cution in the Churchill case, so far, have placed on the stand George Ferguson, fore man on the ranch at the time of the murder: Jim Tot, Chinese cook; Juan Rodriguis, ranch hand, and Dr. Isbell, all of whom were present at the time of the. murder. Their testimony did not vary in any essen tial point from that given on the former trials. These witnesses were cross-examined at great length, counsel evidently laying the foundation for something not yet developed. Just before ' noon Jesse Jones, State's evidence, was placed' upon the stand amid considerable excitement, as it had been loudly asserted that the witness would not stick to his story. The first question, touchinglhe facta, he de clined to answer on the ground that it would criminate him. The court peremptorily or dered him to answer, saying witness knew well enough that his declination, after the testimony he had previously given, was mere pretext and subterfuge. Witness then de clared he had forgotten the facts, but, under ruling of the court, Mr. Ganahl proceeded to read his previons testimony, to which wit ness assented, and finally went on to tell his story much as before. He added that before he turned State's evidence a detective told him that a job had been put up to hang him (witness) anyhow, and that he could only get out of it by telling what he had. , San Buenaventura, Dec. 19. In the More murder case, Austin Brown repeated his pre vious, testimony, with the addition thatot the $2,U00 in notes which he had received for his ranch only $300 has been paid. The witness said that the notes were signed by one Willoughby, but that Alex: More had guaranteed their payment, saying, 'I am the only man through whom you can, get that money." Witness had cone to Oregon, but Alex. More followed him and threatened to bring him back in irons if he did not come voluntarily. Worthy of His Sire. San Francisco, Dec. 19. Frank Greenan, a boy 19 years of age, attempted to shoot his mother on Vallejo street this morning, firing two charges from a double-barreled shotgun at her, missing each time. He was arrested. The boy's father is in jail for larceny and his two brothers are also imprisoned for crime. Notable Death. Andrew J. Pope, of the well known firm of Pope & Talbot, died sndddnly at his resi dence last evening. It is supposed that the cause of his death was heart disease. De ceased was 53 years of age, and was well known throughout the State. The firm is one of the largest lumber dealers on the coast. Fire. , UHico, uec. 13, A fire this morning burned a large frame stable at the corner of Broadway and Eighth streets, and contents Loss, $7,000 ;i insurance, $2,200. Murderer Arrested. Eureka, Dec. 19. Sheriff Rosa brought to this city last evening a person supposed to be N. L. Squires, who murdered Perly Dunlap in Colusa county, on the 9tb of last November. There seems to be very little doubt that they have the right man. The arrest was made at Petrolia in this county yesterday. San Franeiaeo Items San Francisco, Dec. 20, The extent of the peculations of Lawrence Otis HalL de faulting clerk of th London k San Francis co Bank, and now ascertained to be exactly $36,000. Of this, $13,000 was in a toll of greenbacks, which he took on the day of his nignt; ana the balance was in gold notes, which he had appropriated. ' " ' As officer discovered the remains of a well dressed man lying face down in the mud near the bridge which connects San Francisco with Potrero. (in the Duncan case the evidence is all in and counsel took up most of the day in argu ments. It is expected that the case will go to the jury this evening. All the assets of the French Bank having '"been surrendered by ex-Receiver Low, it is expected that the bank will resume business in a few days. The directors are in session this evening remodeling the by-laws and transacting other important business prepar atory to resumption. - Shot and Killed. San Jose, Dec. 22. John Kelley was shot lust night at Guadaloupe by Mataia Espanzo in the eye. A witness says that the deed was unprovoked. The ball entered Kelley 's left eye, ranging back and upward into the brain. He is still alive, but his physicians say he cannot live. Constable. Moyle refused to arrest Lspanzo without a warrrnt, and he escaped. The Death Rate. ' San Fbakcisco, Dec. 21. 110 deaths were recorded at the health office this week, the largest week of mortality this year. In the corresponding week last year there were 114 deaths registered, and the average deaths for corresponring weeks during the past five years was 103. The Did Story. San Francisco, Dec. 23. Louis Weitner, a resident of this city, committed suicide at the Mahone house, iu San Rafael, last Fri day evining, by shooting himself through the head. Iu a letter addressed to Autone Weitner, care of Stier & Weitner, harness makers, the reason given for the act was dis appointment in love and business. An Abortionist. In the libel suit of Dr. C. C. O'Donnell against the Chronicle the court this afternoon dismissed the case, on the ground that the truth of the article charging O'Donnell with being an abortionist had been established by the evidence adduced. Counsel for the defense moved that O'Donnell be at once held for murder, but the court declined to entertain the motion, recommending that the matter be referred to the grand jury now in session. Chnrch ill's Case. San Buknaventuba, Dec. 23. After seven hours of argument from the four counsel the court charged the jury in the Churchill case and delivered to them idstructions which had been allowed. The jury retired at 6 o'clock. There seems to be a strong im pression on the street that the jury will dis agree, founded on nothing definite. The evidence is much the same as that against Sprague, except that there is no allegation that Churchill boasted of the deed, as Hick erson swore that Sprague did. FORTY-FIFTH ( CONGRESS. Senate. Washington, Dec. 13. Beck called up the bill introduced bv him on the Kith, repealing sections of the statutes proscribed addition cause; of disqualification and challenge, and an additional oath for grand and petit jurors. Coukltng said the subject was being con sidered by the judiciary committee and should not be acted upou without a report from the committee. Pending discussion the morninghour expired aud the subject was laid aside. House bill giving twenty condemned can non to the Custer monument at West Point, was passed. i'aikiock called up the bill recently report ed from committee on military afiairs to amend the posse comitatus clause of the army appropriation bill for the present fiscal year, so as to provide that it shall not be construed to apply to any part of the army or portion thereof engaged in the protection of life and property iu the States and Territories sub ject to Indian insurrection. The amendments were agreed to so as to name the states ot Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada and the Territories subject to insurrection, etc. - The bill passed. The Senate insisted upon the amendments to the consular and diplomatic aud fortifica tion appropriation bills, and committees of conference on these bills were ordered. On motion of Beck the bill discussed dunne the morning hour, to repeal sections 820 and 821 of the revised statu teV was referred to the committee on revision of laws. The pension appropriation bill was passed without material amendment. Adjournment. Mouse. Senate amendment to the adjournment res olution, extending the recess from December 20th to January 7th, was concurred in. A bill appropriating S0U,OO0 tor the ex penses of the committee ou yellow fever epi demics was then taken up. The bill passed, aud the House went into committee of the whole ou the Indian appropriation bill. Senate amendments to the tortihcation, con sular and diplomatic appropriation bills were non-concurred in. Atkins, chairman of the committee on ap propriations, asked leave to report back a res olution calling for information as to the num ber of supervisors and deputy marshals em ployed during the late election, and out of what fund they were paid, etc. Garfield objected. , Sparks, who has charge of the bill, explained that it was substantially the bill of last year, and had the unanimous approval of the ap propriation committee, and that it had the ap proval of the Indian office. . The committee rose without further action. Boone introduced a joint resolution extend ing until the first of February the time within which the joint committee on the transfer of the Indian bureau may report; passed. Wood, of New York, asked that the. 15th of January be set aside for the consideration of bills reported from the committee of ways and means not a tariff bill; leave was given, and the naval committee to sit during recess. Adjurned. . Senate. Washington, Dec. 19. A communication was received from Daven port, supervisor of elections at New York suggesting amendments in the naturalization laws; referred. Cbristiancy reported a substitute for the bill of Beck to repeal sections of revised stat utes. The substitute provides for the repeal of section' 820 providing a test oath for jurors; ordered printed and placed on the calendar. Beck gave notice that he would call up bis bill for consideration to-morrow. Dorsev from the committee on appropria tions, reported favorably on house bill to re- i , . & r.i iinourae several states lor interest uu it the war loan, and for other purposes; referred. House bill appropriating $450,000 for the transporting of mails by railroads was passed- liurnside took the floor to explain tne pro, visions of the bill recently reported from the joint committee tor tne re-organizanou ol me army. ; The bill for re-organizing the army was then laid aside. Dorsey then called up house bill to amend tbe act ot June 30th, 1878, and to nx tne rate of interest on bonds authorized by said act, to be issued by said commissioners of the Dis trict of Columbia. The Seuate then resumed consideration ef the bill to amend the statutes in relation to patents, and Windom eave notice that he would hereafter submit an additional section. On motion of Wadleigh rurtner considera tion of the patent bill was postponed until .Tuesday, Jan. 7th. The vice president appointed Hoar a mem ber of the select committee under the Blaine resolution, in the place of Mitchell, declined, and McMillan in the place of Plumb, declined. Voorhees submitted a resolution instructing the caucus committee to inquire into tbe ad visability of including in ttie next caucus full particulars regarding the Indians in the In ilian territory. House joint resolution extending the time for the joint committee on the transfer cf the Indian bureau to report was passed. After executive session adjourned. House. J. G. Young took the seat made vacant by the death of J, J. Leonard of tbe 5th Louisiana district. House then went into committee of the whole on the Indian appropriation bill. Throckmorton offered au amendment pro viding that no Indians shall live outside of the Indian territory unless authorized by act of Congress. After discussion Atkins moved as substi tute for the amendment limiting the prohibi tion to Indians of Arizona and New Mexico: adopted. Mcalea moved to strike oat the clause appro priating $15,000 for the expenses of the Indian commmisaioners, which, after a long discus sion was rejected. On motion of Scales the number of Indian police officers was reduced to 400 privates and 50 officers. Throckmorton offered as a new section an amendment for the transfer of the Indian bureau to the war department; but subse quently withdrew it. The committee rose and reported a bill to the House. A separate vote was demanded on an amendment (agreed to in committee) prohibiting the removal of the Indiana of Ar izona and New Mexico to the lndiau Territory; adopted yeas, 97, nays, 96". The bill then passed. Harrison, chairman of the civil service com mittee, submitted a report of the committee in reference to the investigation made by it of charges against certain members of the House for receiving money and aiding in the passage of a bill providing for payment of interest on the 3-65 District bonds. The report states that there was not a particle of testimony showing that any money had been used, or that any corrupt influence had been brought to bear. The charges were wanton, and a wholly, unjustifiable attack on the members of the House. Tbe committee was discharged. The Speaker appointed Durham, Clymer, Smith, of Pennsylvania and Baker, of Indiana Clymer and Singleton as confreres on the part of the House ou the military acadamy and fortification appropriation bills respectively. Adjourned. Senate. Washington, Dec. 20. Most of the morning session was used in discussing the order ot business after recess; no specialordcr was made. After some discussion of the bill introduced by Beck to repeal section 820 of the revised statutes, Hoar said it was evident that this bill could not pass to-day, and moved to ad journ, but soon withdrew the motion, and Ed munds moved an executive session. This motion was supported by the Republicans and opposed by the Democrats, and resulted, nays zo. yeas 'la. lhe vice president then voted in the affirmative, aud the Senate went into ex ecutive session. When the doors were reopened Beck with drew his amendment to the bill to repeal sec- ., tion ot the revised statutes so as to repeal section 82 also, in regard to the test oath. The bill to repeal the first and amend the sec ond, then passed without opposition. senate adjourned until January 7th 1879. House. Henderson reported back Senate bill author izing the payment of the State of Tennessee for keeping U. S. Military prisoners; passed. .bills passed removing the political disabili ties of Wm. Ward, of Virginia, J. M. Bell of Georgia ?nd M. Kimball of Missouri. lhe morning hour having expired the speak er laid before the House several communica tions, among them one from Secretary Sher- mau in answer to the resolution calling for in formation as to what balance on loan accounts standing to tbe credit of the U. S. Treasury in any National bank from March 1876 to January J8j3, and encloses a list of National bank depositories with balances on loan ac count held from January 1878 to December 1S78. Tne banks which hed such balances had made depositories under the law. The large balance held by tne first National Bank of New Y'ork was caused-by the temporary deposit of the proceeds of 4J per cent bonds and the large subscriptions of that bank to the 4 per cent. loan. Hewitt ot JSew lork In order to avoid reading the schedule I would ask to have read the deposit to debit of First National bank. ' lowusend of New x ork Let us have it all. Objection was made to reading. Hewitt Will the gentlemen allow me to recall the amendment. Objections were made. Hewitt (speaking amid great confusion and cries of order). What I want the world to know is this: that there has been for six. months au average sum of thirty million dol lars to the credit of the United States at that bank as near as I can make it out. Springer, alluded to the confusion, hoped that Hewitt's remarks would be read at the clerk's desk in order to give the House a chance to hear them, as they were a serious arraignment of one of the departments. The communication was then referred to the ways and meais committee. Finley asked leave to have printed the tes timony taken in regard to the government printing offices. Garfield objected. Townsend of New York moved to adjourn; argeed to, yeas 94, nays 75. Adjourned un til January 7th, 1S79. Co Wei. Young- Man. i The Burlinpcton Hawkeye ia doing its best to encourage young men to go west and grow up with the country. This is the advice it gives them ; "Yes, my son, yes, yes; go out west and buy a farm, There is no life bo independent as that of an honest farmer. Do not )te discouraged if the work is a little hai-d at first. The grasshoppers will eat up all your first planting, but they will de vour it so early in the season that yon can plant a second time. They won't eat that planting until just about three days before harvest. You'll have nothing else to do all Fall and Winter, and you can put in your time starring. The next year's crop will be de&t roved by almost constant rains and floods. The third year a drought will burn up everything that has a root or leaf within ten miles of your farm. The fourth year, how ever, will go welL You will raise a blooming crop, get it all in and safely housed, and sit down happy and con tented, waiting for the market to rise. Then a prairie fire, as big as the butt end of the universe, will come along and burn up everything you have in the world except the clothes you have on. Buy a farm 1 A young man is neglect ful of his best interests and most solemn duties who does not buy a farm right away." These are stirring times, ai to spoon laid to the tea cup. Will Laser Beer Intoxicate? There are questions which never get settled in this world, while there is no probability that they will be settled in this world or tbe next One of the most venerable of them "Will lager beer in toxicate?" has lately been agitated in the collegiate city of New Haven, Conn. To be sure, there was a 3light variation there of the problem. It was not lager beer which was the subject of inquiry as to its f udding potency, but another fluid called bchenck beer. The witnesses did not widely differ in their opinions. Joseph Hall, State Chemist, found in Schencks not less than 9.86 per cent of alcohol. Professor Johnson, of the Sheffield Scientific School, found only 4.74 per cent by weight and 5.9 by volume; and he did not consider such beer to be intoxicating. Cider, which is freely sold in Connecticut, has been found to contain 6.80 per cent of alco hol. A brewer named Philip Fieseiuus declares it impossible to drink enongh of Schencks to intoxicate-seven of his workmen drinking 30 gallons per diem. An editor, Herr Schleni, declared that he could drink 20 glasses at a sitting and not be in the least inebriated. Mr. Krrauis could go Herr Herr Schlen ten glasses better, and still lie judicially sober. Dr. Bellaso (whether LL. D. or Ph. D., or M. D. or D. D., not reported), had consumed the beer in question for a quarter of a century, taking sometimes 30 gLisses of an evening, and he declared emphatically that he had never been drunk. lie went further. He be lieved that a man might le filled to the throat with this innocent lipuor, and it would not affect him. Schenck was shown to be a feeble nectar indeed. It was not, of course, for the Court to inquire whether 30 glasses of this tipple did or did not occasion a certain sense of fullness, or even a suspicion of a head ache next morning. Enough, however, was said to bother the Court which ad journed the case. This week the moral and scientic battle will be renewed. British India. Of the 191,000,000 .inhabitants of British India their denominations are given as follows: Hindoos, 139,343,820; Sihks, 1,174,436; Mohammedans, 40, 867,125; Buddhists and Jams, 2,822, 951; Christians, 897,682; others, 5,41 7, 304"; and "religions not known," 532, 227. The" united military forces of the native States are estimated at 300,000 men. The gross revenue of the chiefs amount to .16,000,000, and they pay X'li 0,000 tribute money to the British Government The British receipts and expenditures for India average about 50,000,000 ' a year. The Empress' army numbers alout 200,000, of which 70,000 are English troops. To these numbers may be added 190,000 native police, who also perform frontier service. They are under the command of British officers. There are under British Gov ernment, not including the native States, 493,444 villages, townships, etc, of which 480,447 have under 5,000 inhab itants. The average number of inhab itants is 211 to the square mile. There are forty-four towns or cities with a population of more than 50,000, the seven largest being Calcutta, 704,345; Bombay, 644,405; Madras, 397,552; Lucknow, 284,779; Benares, 175,188; Patna, 158,000; Delhi, 154,417. The whole number of Government and pri vate schools in British India is some thing over 53,768, giving instruction to an approach' of 2,000,000 scholars. The schools exist in regular gradation, from those which , give the humblest elemen tary instruction to the highest colleges; and the best pupils of one grade are able to pass through the other grade by means of scholarships. To complete ! the system, at each of the three Pres idency cities there is a university estab lished on the model of the London Uni versity. The medium of education in the elementary schools is in the vernacu lar languages, into which are translated the best elementary English treatises There are normal colleges for the train. ing of masters, lhe study of the classi cal language of India is maintained; and the English language is taught in the Anglo-vernacular schools and colleges established for the education . of the middle and upper classes of society; Some Practical Remarks. -A girl who is never allowed to sew, all of jwhose clothes are made for her and put on her until she is ten, twelve, fifteen or eigh teen years of age, says the Lady's Jour nal, is 8oiled. The mother has spoiled her by doing everything for her. The true idea of self restraint is to let the child venture. A child's mistakes are often better than its no mistakes, because when a child makes mistakes and has to correct them, it is then on the way towards knowing something. A child that is waked up every morning, and never wakes itself up; and is dressed, and never makes mistakes in dressing itself; and is washed, and never makes mistakes about being clean; and is fed, and never has anyfhing to do with its food; and is watched, and never watches itself; and is cared for, and kept all day from doing wrongs-such a child might as well be a tallow candle, perfectly straight, and stolid, and comely, and un vital, and good for nothing . but to be burned up. ; Next to a sealskin sacque, nothing will please a woman of 30 so much as to be mistaken for her niece of 16. . A Philadelphia man, who is new to the experience of having a baby in his own household, was left the other day by his wife in charge of the infant, she improving the opportunity to go out shopping. When she returned she found her husband playing the garden hose over the baby. He had tried everything e!ae, he said, to keep fVquiet and this seemed to soothe it . ' ' The Missing Dog:. "Tell me a dog story," Charley says; a certain true dog story. How the boys like dogs! . Well, listen now: v Two gentlemen were great friends and great sportsmen too. One had two dogs, and the other one; and, as dogs are apt to fall into their, master's ways, they too became good friends and fond of the chase. . , One day they concluded to go hunting ' on their own1 hook; go they went into the woods and started a rabbit, who, very much perplexed at the sight of her strange visitors Tan into her hole, as the most prudent move she could make; the dogs, of course, ran after her, and one , dog, more plucky than the rest, ran in so far he could not -got out There he ' stuck. Forward? No. Backward! No. There he stuck. I do not think the rabbit had him by" the nose. His friends saw his plight, and they set to scratching, but scratched in vain; and, half dead with worry and fatigue, went home, looking much the worse for their day's sport Their master's saw their plight, but had no way of accounting' for it : V . The next day the two dog3 disappeared again, and at night caaie back, looking . greatly fatigued. The day after, and they returned home with bleeding feet, their coats covered with, dirt, and not a speck of appetite. What was the matter. Mr. Blank began to grow uneasy about the absence of his first dog, and, surprised at the odd proceedings of the other, spoke of it to his rieni 1 "Myv" dog behaves just so, '"he said. Early the next morning there was a stir in" the yard, scratching and barking antLmoan- ins. Ine gentlemen went out There was the missing dog, wet, feeble, thin, V. - escorted by the other two. Where Jhad jr he been? They went to ibid outan(J ' found in the woods the rabbit's buirow, a great hole scratched out in the ground to it, evidently made by, the two dogs m order to get their companion free. Nor would they give up until they had duo; him out and brought him hornet Bravo! Good dogs! That is, indeed, sticking by a friend in trouble. A good many of us may take pattern from it . ror Liberia. Captain Richardson, formerly of the bark Liberia, which has for a number of years transported colored emigrants from the South to the Republic of Liberia, was happy yesterday as he trod the decks of his new bark, the Monrovia. Un board there were ob steerage and o cabin passengers for Liberia. The steer age passengers were from the South, and, although leaving their native land, were going to w hat they consider the native land of their race. They are sent out under the auspices of the American Colonization Society. On their arrival in Liberia the heads of families are given a deed to 25 acres ot land, and single men to deeds of 10 acres. Six months' provisions are fur nished by the Liberian government, with farming tools. Artisans and me chanics are required to furnish the im plements of their trade. Among the cabin passengers yester day was the Attorney-General of Libe ria, Wm. M. Davis, a ;jet black African of American descent, but" evidently of the superior class, lie had been a citi zen of Liberia for 26 years, and is en thusiastic in his description of his adopted country, its salubrious climate, and productive soil. According to his estimate there are nearly 25,000 colored emigrants from the United States set tled in Liberia and doing well as farm ers and artisans. ,-. . ; . The principal export of Liberia is coffee, of which, a superior quality ia raised, lhe bulk of this commodity goes to England, which has gone ahead of the United States in offering supe rior advantages for its exportation. lhe government of the country is modeled after that of the United States with the exception that none but colored, persons are allowed to vote. Tbe At-" torney-General's idea is to make Liberia the promised land of the negro race. The Monrovia sails to-day. N. Y. Sun, Dec 3. V.. . , '-:' . : A Level-Headed Lover. The New Enclander fof German births who has written the Castle Garden authorities to select him a wife from among the1 for eign ladies landing there, recalls the palmy colonial days when cargoes of maidens were brought to this country for the express purpose of matrimony, and when divorces were unheard of. There is doubtless at the home of th applicant a fair pronortion of ladies of marriageable age and inclination and equipped for the battle of life with some knowledge of Darwin and Spencer, a vague admiration for Emerson's essavn. taste for bric-a-brac, a tremulous accept- ance oi tne iuture ana an assortment of unpublished manuscripts, some of which are in verse, l lie usual plan is to marry one of these damsels, and then hurry to Castle Garden for some one to take care of her, but the would-be swain of Peter boro knows a trick worth two of that He is not to be suspected of wanting mere drudge, for he distinctly specifies that the lady should be able to appear well in society. Still more-level does he appear when we read that the bride should have numbered about thirty years. Fastidious lovers may laugh at this honest fellow's method and require ments, but if every would-be husband were to seek his bride among healthful and industrious daughters of toil, choos ing a woman instead of a mere girl, and trusting' to her character, rather than her superficial acquirements to give her a place in society, the avera jo of domes tic life would be purer and happier than, it is now. A bosom friend the babv.