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ims m mm raters ail um la-m, These are the terma-of those paying to advance The Ex view offers floe induoeinenta to advertisers. Terms reasonable. - - . KeaUy and expeditiously axeoated -AT PORTLAND PRIOBS. VOL. X. ROSEBURG, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1885. NO. 2. Three Months JOHN LANE. LANE & LANE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office on Main street, opposite Cosmopolitan HotcL J. C. FULLERTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Okkice In Marks' brick, up stairs. A. F. CAMPBELL, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office Next door to Hogan'a Store. W. N. MOORE, General' Insurance Agent. Office at Court House, ROSEBURG, : : : : OREGON. . R. tS. (iCBOG8, JB4 Real Estate Agent, Office with Lane & Lane, opposite the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Rose bu rg, Douglas County. Oregon. ALL KINDS OF REAL ESTATE AND CITY property Bought, Sold or Leased on Com mission, Exchanges of Real Estate effected. marao-tr J. j ASKULEK, PRACTICAL watcnmaKer, . Jeweler ana optician. ALL WORK WARRANTED. Dealer, In Watches, Clocks. Jewelry. Spectacle and Eyeglasses. - AND A FULL US OF Cigass, Tobacco & Fancy Goods. Th only reliable Optomer in town fur the proper adjust ment of Spectacles ; always on hand. Depot f tha Genuine. Brazilian ?bbl Spec tacle! and Eyeglasses. Office In Hamilton Brick Block, It08EBUR. OBEUOX. LANGENBERG'S Boot and Shoe Storo ItOSEBUIlO, OREGON, On Jackson Street, Opposite the Psst Offlcs, Eastern and Man FranclseO Boots and Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers, And everything in the Boot and Shoe line, and . SELLS CHEAP' FOR CASH. Boots and Shoes Made to Order, and Perfect lVit (naraiited. I use tits Best of Leather and Warran all my work. Repairing Neatly Done, on Short Notice. I keep always on hand TOYS AND NOTIONS. Musical Instruments and Violin Strings a specialty. ' LOUIS LAXGENBEBCi. DEPOT HOTEL, Oakland, Oregon. RICHARD THOMAS, Proprietor. This Hotel has been established for a num ber of years, and has become very pop ular with the traveling public. FIRST-CLASS BLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS AND THE ' Table supplied with the Best the Market affords Hotel at the Depot of the Railroad. CHARLEY HADLEYS BARBER SHOI . Next Door Live Oak Saloon. Shaving- and Hair Cutting: in a Workmanlike Planner. ROSEBURG, OREGON. JOHN FKASER, Home Made Furniture, ' VVIL.BUB, OREGON. UPHOLSTERY, SPRING MATTRESSES, ETC, 4. , Constantly on hud. FURNITURE ' have the Best STOCK OF FUENITCBE South ( Portland. And all of my own manufacture. Xo Two Prices to Customers. RasidsoU of Douglas County axe requested to give me a ; .- can oeiora purchasing etsewuers. ALL WORK WARRANTED. ; J. A. S3IITH, Proprietor of the CITY BAKERY ' ill CAM FACTORY. KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL stock of Bread, -Cakes, Pies, Plain and Fancy Crackers, etc Also a fine selection of French and American Candies and Chocolate Goods. SEEDS ! SEEDS ! ALL KINDS OF iilli BEST UUAL1TI. ALL ORDERS Promptly attended to and goods shipped wltn care. Address, HACUESY 4 BEXO, Portland, Oregon. L. T. LANE- Samuel Marks. Ashkr Marks. DEALERS IN GENERA L MERCH -HAVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND I If Ms, Groceries Crockery, Glassware, " A Provisions, Wool and Produce of AXDJUB TBUTT HtttllEST CASH MllCES PAID FOR THEX. S. MARKS &CO, - Hitch Up ! But before you Wi C. WOODWARD'S fif ill ITU AWD Buy a New Set of Harness OR A SADDLE. Ona of the Biggest and Best Stock of Goods but the best leather, and have got , EVERYTHING- IN THIS LINE. "Wj Gr. Woodward, Roseburg- Or. GRANGE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF ROSEBURG. W. F. OWENS, Manager. g DEAL IN Wool and Grain Also, AGENTS FOR AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS Of All Kinds. WE TRANSACT A GENERAL BUSINESS V in our line and nav the Highest Market Prices for Wool and Grain. A full line of Asricultural lmnlements kent constantly on hand, or furnished on short notice, at Lowest Prices. Office and Warehouse OPPOSITE THE DEPOT. Give us a call. W. F. OWENS. CHINESE WASH HOUSE Labor lAency ! SAM YOUNG. - - Proprietor. HPHIS POPULAR LAUNDRYMAN HAS 1 aswoIm waaA hnoinAao a t hia rxirl otann in Roseburgr. on Main street, two doors south or Bo wen's blacksmith shop. He is prepared to contract ior Chinese Laborers And furnish COOKS, - '-" ' FARM II ELF, WOODCHOPPERS. RAILROAD HANDS Or Chinese Labor of any description on short notice. .- L. DELFILS, WATCHMAKER 11 as watchmaker in Oregon, I feel confident . . . m . 1 t a . i a or giTing satisiacuon in au worit enirusiwi to Clocks and Jewelry which will be sold very rea- I i hare the county-patent rigm lor ma saie oi I Concrete Cement Pipe for conveying water to . . ..... , . . . ' itny place aesirea, m &xuiv iua W. I. Friedlaxdgr. 11 Cigars, Boots and Shoes. Every Description Bought - Itoselmrg Oregon. do that come 'round to ever Brought to Town. I use nothing DON'T FAIL TO CALL ON ME! I H. C. STARlTOJy, DEALER in Staple Dry Goods, Keeps constantly on hand a general assortment of Extra Fine Groceries, WOOD, WILLOW AKD GLASSWARE, ' AUO CROCKERY AND CORDAGE, A full stock of . SCHOOL BOOKS, Such as required by the Public County Schools. All kinds of Stationery, Toys and Fancy Articles, TO SUIT BOTH YOUNG AND OLD. Buys and Sells Legal Tenders, furnishes Cheeks on Portland, and procures Drafts on San Francisco. HUBBARD CREEK P ILLS CLARK & BAKER, Props. Having purchased the above named mills of E. Stephens & Co we are now prepared to fur nish any amount of the best quality of LUMBER ever offered to the public in Doubt! as county. We will furnish at the mm at thefouowing prices: No. 1 rough lumber .12 3M o. l noonng..e men. . . .824M .826 $ M No. 1 flooring, 4 inch. . . No. 1 finsihing lumber. ...$20 M No. 1 finishing lumber dressed on 2 sides 24 $ M No. 1 finishing lumber dressed on 4 sides $26 M CLARK & BAKER. Ill lit more money than atf anything else hy takfn an III f J agency for the best selling book out. Begin- s nars succeed grandly. Nona lau. Terms Irs. EL4XUOT Book Co., Portland, Maine. The BwteesT Guide is issued Sept. and March, each year: 224 pages, 84x11 inches, with over 3.300 illustrations a whole picture gallery. Gives wholesale prices direct to consumert on all goods for Dersonal or " larmir use. Tells how to j- s. erder, and cives exact i V cost of ev- erythingyou I I J use, drink, "eat. wear, or V have fun "with. These r invaluable - lookfl contain information gleaned from the markets of the world. V e will mail a copy Free to any address upon receipt of the postage & cents. Let us hear ' from you. Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD & CG. . aar a ss wskHk ckiaw, ul BECAUSE. "Good-morningr, pretty maid, whose eyes The brto-htftst stars outshine. I've oome to, beg- that you will choose And whv should I choose you. and why?" The pretty maiden made reply. , "Because I have a groodly house Set 'raid the goodliest lands, Where you may reigrn, served faithfully By willingr hearts and hands." "That Is. I think, no reason why." The pretty maiden made reply. , "Because I can on you bestow' , The loveliest things to wear. Gay silken robes and lace's tine, And Jewels rich and rare. "That is. I think, no reason why. The pretty maiden made reply. "Because I love you, oh ! so well, Sotender and so true. That I would fain from every care, Mv darlinir shelter you." - "Ahl now 1 see the reason why." The pretty maiden made reply. Bo take my heart, dear youtn ior mine; I choose thee for my Valentine." tiarper a oaaar. THE HAUNTED BitLDGE. Superstition in the Highlands of Scotland. There are probably few readers who are not familiar, to a greater or lesser extent, with the well-ventilated subject of superstition in the Highlands of Scot land. There are few mountain coun tries throughout the world that are not rich in lore and legend'relating to the supernatural; their very configuration susrsrests that agencies more than ordi nary have been employed in shaping out their features. It is curious to notice how very largely the demoniac theory enters into the calculations of the peas antry. " For one fairy fflen or knowe there are a dozen devil's mills, bridges, caldrons or puncn-Dowis; in iact, it is almost always the beings that are sup- Eosed to be baleful and inimical to the uman race that have had their person ality perpetuated in these legends. This certainly seems a little incongruous; but as this is not a treatise on demon- ologv, we are content to leave it so. superstition is part of the being oi the mountaineer.- Brave even to rash ness, he will face the natural dangers that beset his life in the torrent, on the peak, or in the forest; be fears no odds 'when he meets his foes. And yet this man, who can tread the dizzv ledges on the face of a precipice who can hurl (himself on leveled steel, is more timid ned than a child when he conceives that forces other than earthly are being brougnt to bear on nim. It is rmrtlv to the style-and manner of his . fife that he owes all this. He is brought .more into the presence of nature than his neighbor of the plains; he becomes limbueuwith the spirit of his surround- ;inrs; the deep dark gloom of the woods. the lonesomeness of the mountain soli - - ij - tudes, the voices of the storm and oi the torrent, and of their reproduction in icai imagination Degotten oi sucn an (existence finishes the process. Thus, I the roar of a waterfall in its dark chasm i becomes to mm tne nownngs oi some . demon prisoned among the rocks: the sighing of the winds through the forest trees is caused by the passage of spirits; 1 the mists that furl around the moun , tain peaks ;and are wafted so silently . across crest and corrie are disembodied ghostsT and the sounds that breaK the .stillness of the night are the shrieks and yells of fiends and their victims, Ihi8 brings me to my story. I fancy that most of my readers are acquainted Lmore of less with the scenery of the .-ITio-hlands: but in the onuc. of hvfnr tho .-a , -- j i larger number of them I venture to say I that such acquaintance extends only to , autumn dress. If so, they only hall know them. Brave is the tourist who A. ' a a i "i. i i ventures amiu me oens ana giens wnen ! rude King Borea3 lords it over them when winter s wind' roars adown the i gorges of the hill, staggering- the stal wart pines, mingling the withered leaves and the snow-flakes in the deso late woods. When icicles hang from the hoary rocks, and the deep drift chokes up the ravines, mantles the slopes of the corries and bends in cor 1 nices over the threatening cliffs: when the river roars through the plain brown and swollen and its parent tor rents are leaping and raving among the bowlders; when the mountain hare and the ptarmigan are white as the snow that harbors them, and the deer, driuen from the hills by stress of weather, roam m herds through the lowJying wooas; ana the mountain fox leaves his cairn and prowls around the farm and the sheepfold then, if you would entei into the spirit of loneliness and solitude, tane your way to the Highlands. Do not imagine, however, that such is theii condition during the whole of winter; on the - contrary, I have painted a particularly black picture, nd it was in very much better weather that, two , or three years ago, I went north in De ' 1 . T uemuer, on a visit to some menus min- i verness-8hire. The particular part oi the county I stayed in does not mate rially affect my adventure, so I shall not disclose it Mv time soed bv verv uleasantlv. al I 1 j x J v ; though the district did not afford many neighbors at short distances; but this was a circumstance that always pro cured me an extra hearty welcome when I ventured far enough from home to call upon any people. On one of these expeditions 1 had ridden to a house about eight miles away, and the , ate hour of my arrival brought about an invitation to stay for dinner and 'spend the evening, Mv frtAnrU iihpd U1V inenUS UUSneUI their hospitality to sudi an extent that J they had almost prevailed upon me to siay me nignt as wen, wnen a gooa natured challenge changed my waver ing plans into a firm determinat on to be off. Our conversation after dinner had not unnaturally turned upon ghost stories, as the district was an out of the way one, and the country folk were fully persuaded of the existence of kel pies and warlocks Of various kinds What now happened was that some of the young people fancied they naa found the reason why I was willing to stay all night, and boldly told me that I was frightened to cross a certain briage on my way home that had the reputa ,uou oi wing XT, tion of beino haunted. 1 knew tno rTA had assured I a hJ W B. ft - -r -" r" t x.a rn ine country peop e mum, ,ui cue vAyciiuicut, wuoy w wuuy Z : their heads and -averrea tnat noi ior sums untold would they cross the bridce aiter uiiriiiiuu. .ua me present occa sion, as I had been foremost among' the I skeptics during the story-telling, I felt my reputation at stake; and declaring I would on no account re main, I gave orders to have my pony brought round. The whole party came to the door to see me start the elders mveignmg against my foolishness in setting a off at that time 'of night; the young r TeoDle mvino me with horrors and telling me to be sore to come ronnd next morning if alive and give an account of my adventures. To all I a merry reply, and hghting my pipe, swinging myself into the saddle, and shouting "Good night," I cantered off down the avenue. For a couple of miles the road led me uown . a aeep wooaea glen, un Doth sides the mountains towered aloft to a height of more than two thousand feet, their lower slopes thickly clad with pine and birch, their shoulders and summits white from a recent heavy snowfall. The river poured along tumultously, close beneath , the road, swirling past frowning cliffs of rock,' brawling and battling with heaps of bowlders, shoot ing in sheets of glancing foam over cas cade and rapid. By daylight the scene was sufficiently grand and impressive ; ilium mated as it now was by a faint moonlight, it. was much more so. The night was calm and slightly frosty; but overhead a strong breeze was blowing, and from time to time "the moon was obscured by the flying clouds. The play of light and shade brought about by this was very beautiful; at one mo ment the shaggy hillsides and ' deep pools of the river were plunged in deepest shadow; in the next a flood of pale glory poured over them, pamt- mg the rushing stream with silver. shooting shafts of light among the tall trees, tracing mosaics on the dark surface of the road. Each clump of ferns, each bush and stump, took, uncommon shape, and it required no great stretch of imagination to con vert the bowlders and reefs of rock out in the stream into waterbulls and kel pies. The rush and roar of the river 'drowned all other sounds; but vith the exception of the echoing tread ot my pony and the occasional baric oi a iox from the hill there was nothing else to be heard.- On my way down the glen 1 passed a few scattered cottage, but their occupants were long ago in bed. although it was not much past ten o'clock. , The wilder . part of the glen ended in a line pass, where the hills towered al most straight up from the river, and the- pines threw so deep a shadow that for a few yards it was impossible to see the road. " Just beyond, the mountains retreated to right and left, and through a short and level tract of meadow-land road and stream made their way down to the shores of the loch. Ahead of me I could see its broad bosom glancing in the moonlight, and the great snow-clad mountains beyond it. As the improved condition of the road now made" rapid E regression easier,.! gave the pony his ead and he went along .in, a style that promised soon to land me at my des tination. . - There was only one thing that Once enjoy know troubled me the haunted bridge, past it, and I should thoroughly my moonlight ride. I do not whether it was the thought of the ghost stories with which we had beguiled the hours after dinenr, and which now kept recurring to my mind in spite of all ef forts to the contrary, or whether it was the solemn and impressive scenery I had passed through in the glen, that had unstrung me; but the nearer I drew to the bridge the more uncomfortable I felt regarding it. It was not exactly fear, but a vague presentment of evil the Highland blood asserting itself. I could not get rid of the sensation. I tried to hum and whistle, but the forced merriment soon died a natural death. I was now on the loneliest part of the road. From the bottom of the glen as far as the bridge About three miles there was not a single cottage; and more than a mile on the other side of it lay a scattered hamlet. lhe moon, too. whicb had hitherto befriended me, now threatened to withdraw its light, and where clumps of trees overhung the road the darkness was deep. The pony carried me along bravely he knew he waa ffAinff hnmo 9m1 in Q and in a short time a Tn M,i ci,n,r rv,a a yu. U ill luv X ouvrvvvv av jvx- v vswv tance ahead, a ribbon of white light upon the darK hillside, it was tne stream that ran beneath the fatal bridge. Better get out of this as soon as possi ble, I thought; , and with voice and stick I encouraged the pony to increased speed. On we went! The roar of the haunted stream was loud and near now; the gloom increased as we plunged deeper into the wood that hlled its basin; in another minute the bridge would be far behind,- when, without the lest warn ing, the pony shied to one side and then stood stock still, quivering all over. The shock all but sent my' fly ing over his head; but by an eflort I kept my seat. I had not far to look for the cause of the beast's fright. Not a dozen yards away were the dimly seen parapets of the bridge; and on one of them crouched an object that froze me with terror. There are some moments in which the events of a lifetime pass in review; there are some glances in which an infinity of detail . can be taken in Quicker than eve can close. This was one of them. 1 do not suppose that my eve rested on the terror for more than a" second; but in that brief space I saw what seemed like the " upper part of a distorted human body, hunchbacked and without legs, with a face that gioweu wnn me reu ujjm, w mo. j. van P . -r i. p-lowed with the red light of hre! I can laugh now when v n ' but at the moment I remember getting j the pony into motion- somehow" with ctiV VivwIia jinrl voice, and sneediner across the bridge like a thunderbolt, crouching down, Tam O'Shanter-like, and momentarily expecting to feel the p-riD of a clammy hand on my neck! j Hard, hard we galloped through the hamlet I have mentioned; nor d:d l slacken the pace until the lights of my abode had gleamed throngh the planta tion and we were safe and sound in the stable-yard. To make a really good ghost-story my narrative should go no further; but the sequel has still to be told. I i in vented an excuse to appease the curiosity of my friends, who naturally re anxious to know what had sent us L . : -.W X 1 . a.WA Kj-iM I Jiuuic ill bUwu z iainuu tu uuiiy iu lather and myself with a scared,' unin- ,llio-iWA r.ainn T did Mat want to - tell the real story until I had made some effort to unravel it. With this end in view 1 started on foot soon after breakfast for the house I had dined at. intending to make a thorough examina tion of the bridge and the course of the stream on my way, and to question some of the cottagers in the hamlet I was saved the troublehowever. I had i not gone much more than a mile when I perceived commor alono- the road toward me a sturdy peddler, with a for cap on his head, and a pack of verv lai'ge dimensions fastened on his broad shoulders. Such fellows are verv com monly met with in the . outlying dis tricts of the Highlands, where they do a roaring trade in ribbons, sham iew- elry and small wares, besides carrying a rund ot gossip from place to place. In the specimen of the class now before me I was not long in recognizing the ;host of the haunted brig,, and on tailing him I was soon in possession of the whole story. "Yes; he was the man that was sitting on the bridge about eleven o'clock; and was I the gentleman that rode past as if all the witches in the country-side were at his heels? Faith, it was a proper fright I had given him." ' "But tell me," I asked, "what on earth were you doing there at such time of night?" "Wee'i, sir, I was very late of gettin' across the ferry; and.it was a langer step than I had thocht doon to the village; and I had a guid walk the day already, and was tired-like. The brig was kind o handy for a rest; so 1 just sat down on the dike and had a bit smoke o' the pipe. Losh, sir, when you cam scounn past, 1 thocht it was the deil himsel1; but then I just thocht it was mysel sittin' in the shadow ' that had frighted your beastie, and it ; had run awa' wP you like. And when I cam' the length o' the village, I just had to creep into a bit shed; and wP my pack and some straw I soon made a bed." So here was the whole story. The deep shadow on the bridge had pre vented me from seeing the sitter's legs; the heavy knap-sack had given him a hump-back; the fur cap and the glow of the pipe accounted for the fiery counte nance. With mutual explanations we parted he to push his sales J, in the villages beyond; I, to hurry on to the house in the glen, whose inmates at hrst evinced the liveliest interest in the over night episode an interest, however, which waned to disappointment as I proceeded to explain how the ghost was laid. I may mention that I omitted the 'scourin' past" portion of the adven ture. How they will chaff me when they read this! Chambers' Journal. Quick on His Hind Legs. A curious, little animal is on exhi bition at a fancier's store in this city. It is about the size of a small rat, and looks like a lilliputian kangaroo. There e no forelegs to be seen, ' although there are two, but so small that they onl? become visible when held out from the animal's body, to which they closely adhere. Its hind legs are just the re verse, lhey seem out of all proportion to the gerboa, as the little fellow is called. By their aid he can clear a space of fully thirty feet at a bound, flying through the air like a gigantic - cricket or bird. In shape they resemble the legs of a spring chicken, and at a first lance the gerboa looks like a bat which as lost its wings. It is a native of South Africa, and spends the greater part of its life in the earth. When burrowing. if it should meet a layer of stone, it gnaws its way through it with as much ease as a squirrel does a hickorvnut. The natives of that country kill it for food by pouring water into Its burrow and striking it with a stick as it leaps out. Its extraordinary leaping powers -in which the little forearms are never used has also given it the name of flying hare. N. Y. Mail and Express. Bryant' Tender Confidence. The following very pretty anecdote is told of the late William Cullen Bryant, the poet, by a former associate in his newspaper office, which illustrates the good man's simplicity of heart. Says the narrator: "Une morning many l i ,K years ago, after reaching his otfice and trying in vain to begin work, he turned tome and remarked: 'I can not get along at all this morning.' 'Why not?' I asked. 0,' he replied, 'I have done wrong. When on my way here a little boy flying a kite passed me. The string of the kite having rubbed against my face I seized it and broke it. The bov lost his kite, but I did not stop to pay him for it. I did wrong. I ought to have paid him.' " This tenderness of conscience went far toward making the Eoet the kindly, noble, honorable, and onored man that he was, whose death was felt as a loss throughout the , land. Philadelphia Record. At a restaurant the other day the antics of a green-looking customer, who was twisting up in his- chair, and turn ing ronnd in all sorts of contortions, at tracted attention. Approaching him, finally, the restaurant man asked in deep perplexity: "What do you do that for? For heaven's sake! what is the matter? Was it the lobster?" ''Lobster be blowed!" growled the victim, with well feigned anger; "I'm only taking my dessert." "Your dessert?" "Yealook at your bill of fare." We threw our eyes over it. It enumerated some dozen good things for dinner, and at the bot- o o- . .. . : I tnm todi-o rnntrl in fair I a rrra txma fho 1. Y. Ledger. Times is so hard that I feel like holding up a stage," murmured a half famished prospector. And then he added musingly, "but what 'ud: be the use? Nine out of-tcn of the fellers wouldn't have a tent, and the tenth 'ud have gan." Denver Opinion Ah immense chain has just been made at NewburTport,'Mass. It i3 two hundred feet long and weighs 7,200 pounds. It is made of two and one third inch iron, and each link weighs twenty-five pounds. Boston Globe." Governor Kinkead, of Alaska, says it will be impossible to build railroads in that country. ATaska is larger than all of the United btates east of the M14 6issippi River, v LATE NEWS SUMMARY. , Foreign and Domestic Marshall iBazaine is now nenniless at Madrid. ! - - ' !- A Newbureh. N. Y.. bov has been fined $1 for swearing on the streets. Twenty inches of anow fell at St. Vin cent, Mich.,: on the Cth of April. The wheat croD over a . laree urea of. West Virginia will be a failure. Three Pennsylvania railroad have Just passed into the hands of receivers The EsvDtian Government has ordered the raisin of an army of 5'J,000 me n. " John W. Mackev has cone to Mexico to . look after bis railway interests the re. The Hhode Island Legislature Las de feated the biennial sessions' amendment. The younz ladies of the Ontario" Ladies' College have organizedtwo base bait clubs. Some 55.0C0 miners are about - to strike in England against a reduction of wages. Queen Victoria is renorted as beinar ner- sonally very much opposed to a war with Russia. - Amone the exhibits' at 'the Crajtv" O'uilt Show in Boston is a fire-screen containing 33,0d0 beads. The Second Adventista of Concord. N. H., predict that the end of the wrld will come May 19th. Mrs. De Sota. wifa of the ex-nresident Of Honduras, has hono-ht a. hmif. rH Inf. in New York for 210,000. On the notification of the County At-, torney, every liquor saloon in Atchison, Kansas, has ceased to sell. The 'Postmaster-General has introduced in the British Commons a bill fixing the rate of telegrams at six pence. Grand Army Posts in every part of the country have been sending resolutions of sympathy to Gen. Grant recently. , The Governor of Victoria ;has issued an order forbidding the entry of foreign ships into port Phillip during tta night. The Supreme Court of Iowa has unani mously decided that every provision of the Prohibitory Law is constitutional. They are trying to get up a law in" Illi nois compelling railroads to reduce their rates for accommodationainsleepisg-cars. A disease resembling cholera has broken out at San Felipe de Jativa, Province of Valencia, Spain, and the people are.panic stricken, ; Mrs. Victoria Morosini Schilling has withdrawn hersuitaain t her father for moneys deposited in the Hanover Bank by him for her use. ' In Tallahassee, Fla., a few days ago, a ; couple were married who had only been personally acquainted for the brief period of ten minutes. A perfect skeleton, to which was at-. tached a balL and chain, was lately un earthed twenty-five feet below the surface of the earth near Savannah. . . H. Quinn, a nephew of the Indian Agent, who escaped, says fourteen per sons were killed and many wounded in the Frog Lake (Manitoba) massacre. It is reported that the negroes near Eu faula, Ala., are looking for a body of Yan kee soldiers; who are expected to mas sacre all the whites who voted for Cleve land., - :--- The twelfth annual Convention of the Wyoming Stock Growers' Association met at Cheyenne last week. The attendance was large. ! Sixty-seven new members were admitted. While Joseph Bohlman wa9 attending to some repairs on the roof of the Gibson House at Cincinnati, he caught hold of an electric-light wire.aud was instantly killed oy me shock. Six thousand Canadian troops are sta tioned along the bouid the American Indians crossing. It Js said that Riel has 3,000 men and six nine peunder cannon. Desoronto' Canada, is said to be HvhteA with gas made from sawdust, a ton of which yields 10,t00 feet of gas, at a net cost, after deducting the value of hv-nrn- ducts,of $1.6 per 1,000 feet. On Broadway. New York, between Ca nal and Fourteenth streets, there are seventy-five large stores vacant. Dull times and excessive rents demanded by the owners are the cause of this. Near Asheville, N. C, last week; a house was robbed of 3.000 and the famiiy mur dered. The victims were J. P. Jovw. ad-pH 75; Margaret Joyce, aged 19; Charles Joyce, aged 2, and Mary Rice aged 40. At the Chicago municipal election the Democratic candidate for Mayor (Har rison) defeated his opponent (Smith) by a majority of 334. -The Republicans claim fraud and will contest the election. At the New Orleans Exposition, Cali fornia has been awarded the sweepstakes gold medal against the world for best va rietiesof citrus fruits.!alsotwogold medals, eleven silver medals and thirty premiums. A bellboy in a Portland, Me., hotel, while runnirg up stairs lately with some loose change in his mouth, stumbled and swal lowed the whole amount two twenty-five ceui piei-es, twu unites, ana eignt pennies. The tide of emigration from South Caro lina continues to flow westward. Almost every day bands of colored people depart -for Arkansas and other Western States', influenced by the glowing accounts Of the railroad immigration agents. -' , The Bartholdi Committee has so far raised about 185,(0, of which over $1G0, 000 has been contributed by citizens of New York city. The sumof 25,000 was quietly raised within ten days. There is needed to complete the work about 125,000. - The returns of the census taken in 1882 give the population of Russia in Europe as numbering u,oiv,D4i, 01 wnom aa,ool,au were males and S9.227.544 females, making, with the Grand Duchy of Finland and other parts of the Empire, a total over 102,000,000. v The Commissioner of Indian Affairs has issued schedules of the supplies required by the Indians this spring, including 1, 500,000 worth of beef and 70,0t0 worth of dry goods. Advertisements for proposals will be printed in Democratic newspapers hereafter. The length of the wire used in the con struction ef the submarine cables, now in operation, is computed to be ten times the distance from the earth to the moon. The total length of the cables now used Is 68, 000 miles, each cable containing an aver age of forty strands of wire, and making over 2,50 000 miles. Reporters and detectives find about 1,500 Socialists in Pittsburg and vicinity, of whom not one in a hundred is a real work inffman, or has an honest means of livi- "hood. They are all foreigners, and have come to this country to get semebody else to support them. Among them were two incendiary women speakers. In celebrating with a Sunday dinner to some of hia Iriends hia eighty-ninth birth day, William Brown, a prominent Demo crat of Marion county, w. Va., made a speech saying that now the Democratic party had returned to power he was pre pared to die In peace. Within thirty min utes he was choked to death while eating a piece of meat. Near Bond's Mills, Wise County, Va., Mary Reynolds, a rustic beauty, eloped with and married James Henton, greatly to the chagrin of one Mitchell, who was Henton'a rival for the girl's hand. The young couple attended a spelling bee a few nights later, but never returned to their home, and after a search both their dead bodies were found. Both had been shot, after which the assassin disfigured their faces by tearing our the nesh. .