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i?* (SeaEgtsi 3auim»l & JKes^jmgei:, — €th$t$s nnii Stomp FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1690. —“Twenty years ago,” says a colored philosopher, “niggers was w<jf.a thousand dollars apiece. Now-dey would be deah at two dollars a dozen. It’s ’stonishifft how dc race ain runnin’ down.” _-l! was a lean little spring chicken, worth about thirty cents, that strayed from the Hammersmiths’-yard at Madison, In diana, into the Smiths’,yar$. mcrsmith went to get the fowl, and Smith would not let her have it . Hammersmith attempted to whip Smith, who retreated into the house. Hammersmith .pnd his wife then threw stones at the bouse, arid Smith fired out with a gun, Wiling the husband. \T*: ! * A Qceeb Sobt of a Blessing.—-The Springfield Bejrublican says that a gentle man in a town near Boston Invited home to dinner one day one of the deacons of the church he attended. The guest offered blessing at the table, which proceeding greatly excited the curiosity of the gen tleman's five-year-old son, whpsat beside the deacon and interviewed him on the subject. .11 n ,nr “What was that you said?” he began. “It was a blessing on the food we are about to cat,” replied the deacon. ‘(A what!” “Why, a blessing. Don’t your Lather ask a blessing at the table?” “Oh, yes, but be don’t say it in that way.” ■“How does lie say it?” “Why, he sits dowft and looks at the table and says. “Ob, the devil! is this all you’ve got for. dinner?” , , • —John H. Starih,’tbe well-known mem ber of Congress from New York, in com menting to-day upon the peculiarities of delegates, very justly remarked that the colored delegates bad more conscience in the palms of their hands than any men be bad ever seen. —A St. Petersburg dispatch to the Lon don Times says: “The Empress of Rus sia died when asleep, and none of the • members of the imperial family were present, as they were not aware her death was so near. On Satuiday the remains of her imperial Majesty were conveyed to the Palace Chapel in an open coffin borne by the Czar and eighteen Grand,Dukes.” —The California State board of equali zation has valued the railroads of the State, in all 2,023 miles long, at $31,000,- 000 for taxation, or about one-third the par value of the shares and bonds repre sented by the roads. The franchise, which is taxed separately, is rated at $2,- 000 a mile for the principal roads,-and yrom that down to Sl,000, r $000 and $300. —The regular Democrats and the Tam many men are making their arrangements for tlieir departure for the Cincinnati convention. The regular Democratic delegates from New York city and tlieir friends will start for Cincinnati on Thurs day, Juno 17. The Tammany men to the number of 500 will go on Saturday, June 10, in a special train decorated with Tam many banners. - , - - / t* " —The railroads in India run a Zenana car, in which the nativo women ride and enjoy it exceedingly. The lady mission aries do a great deal of riding between Moradabad and Lucknow on these cars for the opportunity It gives of talking with these women. Native women are the conductors, and Christian women are in charge of the ladies’ room of the sta tions. It all comes of Zenana work. The Increase of Imposts.—The im ports of merchandise into Uie United States, for the nine months- ending March 31, amounted to $408,213,622, against $320,375,177 for the corresponding months of 1S78-0; showing an increase of $13S,- 838,445. Of the tolal amount of goods arrived at the ports, 60 per cent, passed direct into consumption and 20 per cent, went into bonded warehouse. For the same period of 1S764), 70 per cent, of the imports were entered for consumption and 24 per cent, for warehouse. This com parison shows that, notwithstanding the extraordinary increase in 'the imports lions, a less proportion of the arrivals has gone into the warehouse to await a mar ket than in the preceding year. This is a healthy indication, aud shows that, ,np to the end of March, the imports wereVe-i sponded to by an actual consumptive de mand. , Shoiung is Geexiast.—It appears tiiat the German government has taken .the matter of smoking seriously in hand, the practice being carried to so great ar excess by the youth of that ration that it has been considered to have damaged their constitutions anil incapacitated tliem for the defense of their country. In. cer tain towns of Germany, therefore, the police have had orders to forbid .gU lads under sixteen years of age to snioke| in the streets, and to punish the offense by fine and imprisonment. Moreover; -ft Belgian pbysiciau has ascertained, during a journey of observation and inquiry made at the request of the Belgian gov ernment, that the very general and exces sive use of tobacco is the jnain cause of color-blindness, ah affection which ;has occasioned very Considerable anxiety $otb in Belgium and Germany, from its influ ence upon railroads and other accidents, and also from a military point o r view. Sauk of the Savannah Road—The Charleston New . and Courier, of .Friday, says that the Savannah, and Charleston railroad was sold yesterday for $300,200, the purchaser being Mr. H. B. Plant as the representative of the bondholders, bur understanding is that the purchase money will he applied in payment of the bonds of the road, in accordance with the judicial decision to he here after made. In the meantime, the hew’owners Will make the ,road alive and progressive concern, i * r ‘ !J The new company was organized yes terday, and will immediately put the road in complete repair and' equip it thorough ly. This, with the early completion of tlie-rodi .from .WaycroBsitb.’Jacksonville, which is »ow being pushed forward by the same persons, will establish a first- class coast lue from Florida to New York. Cliarles-on will undoubtedly be benefited by the «h»nge of ownership of the Savannah and Charleston railroad. A railroad which is onI)»hIeto drag itself along, and has no money to spend ou im provements or in increasihf the facilities for safe and comfortable beveling, is of little.valus to any port. The Savannah and Charleston railroad lias beet. ]& this condition for yearn, and the wocw^ r ^ that it is no worse off. The Savannah road w»U ho worked *. harmony with the coast line, and the ex piM.Hon u that the trade of this city with Florida will be considerably Increased. It is a great gain, in any event, to have the road in strong and capable hands. The Public Schools. Tlie Macon public this year seems, for the first time, to be fully aroused to the value and efficiency of our public schools, which havCj all of them, displayed remark able progress,,perfect discipline and great enthusiasm in teachers and pupils. It may be, in fact, that too much emulation and ambition have been the fault of some (if them, for children of tender years should not be kept in a continual strain. doubt of the fact .tbit the whole system, under the superintend ence of Mr. Zettler, is working out great and gratifying results in the general im provement of the pupils and in promoting habits of obedience, order, punctuality and diligence iff Study. Where all the classes are so meritorious,* distinctions become invidious, -but we make a deserved mention of one class in the North Macon Grammar School—that of Miss Clara I. Smith, a class of thirty- five or I forty, which won two Peabody medals, some dozen or so of annual cer tificates, which demand eight perfect months in the year; and numerous other testimonials of high merit. j- Macon and Bibb county may well be proud of her public schools which, under so many disadvantages, have achieved such satisfactory results. Let the people second the board in asking some increase of annual appropriation to meet expenses from a yearly increasing pupilage. These schoob are carried on witli the least pos sible expense. Last year it : wa3 84 cents per month to the pnpil, or $7.50 per year. The hoard exhausts ingenuity- to keep down expenses, so as not to be burdensome to the county, hut every year " more stu dents apply! and increased provision is demanded. Nbt a cent- is misapplied. The educational demands of the people must be-met. No Bibb county child can be refused. The board work without com pensation, but they want the moral sup port of the people. Sow it was Brought About. The Republican papers and correspond ents are very anxiously showing how the nomination0 of Garfield .was brought about. It seems, according to their state ments, that it was done in Washington on Tuesday, after the ballots begaD, by Blaine and Sherman, who: sont out orders to go for Garfield; which they did, but some refused to swallow the Garbroth, and others took it as a Gaigle. Thus they did it; but why they should want to thrust the Ring in Garfield’s nose is not so clear as it might be. The Republican members at the capi tal, getting the news, called a ratification meeting in the House, but failed to eit- tliuse much. They sat and drank the Gar- broth with faces more or less awry, and then Windorn and Hawley named the broth “a happy solution;'" but all admitted that it had bad salts in it,.and was not the broth they <vanted. Did not Seek the AproiNXTMENT. We are in receipt of a card from Col. Herbert Fielder, dated Atlanta, June 0th, which, from some cause failed to come to hand until yesterday. The object of the communication was to express liis thanks to certain delegates from the third con gressional district, and Col. G. W- War wick in particular, for their expressed in tention to support him for the position of a delegate at large to the Cincinnati con vention. Col. Fielder had previously an nounced that he would not oppose Col. McIntyre, of Thomas county, who bad been recommended for the place in ques tion by a caucus from the second district. When he learned that they were both be ing voted for, though not a delegate, the Colonel appeared upon the floor of the convention and requested his name to be withdrawn. This explanation is due to Col. Warwick and the friends who would have voted for'tilth. Col. Fielder was, neveriheless;' of the alternates from the State to the Cincinnati convention." 1 ' <■ ' Peksonal.—Wo had- the pleasure of greeting in our sanctum yesterday, Mr. Ben E. Russell, the able editor of that sterling weekly, the Bainbridge Democrat. The convention acted wisely in electing him .to represent the State in the Cincin nati convention. He is a man of his own head, and simply unpurchasable. Up to this time Mr. Russell, has been rather in clined to support Tilden’s re-nomination. But he is in no -way committed to liim, and will co-operate, hand and heart, with his associates from Geoigia In the cause of Democratic unity. Another good selection by the conven tion was that of Col. L. M. Felton, of Ma con county. The colonel has had much experience in legislative matters, is a laige and "-successful planter, and, in every sense, may be considered a first class rep resentative citizen of Georgia. , , 4 . Our Telegraphic Service.—The mostliypercriticalof our readers musthave been satisfied with the Associated Press dispatches during the protracted sitting of the Chicago convention. In: point of full ness, accuracy and promptness they could hardly have been excelled. Bulletins at short intervals kept the press completely posted as to every movement, either On the floor of the convention or at the head quarters jOf eadi' candidate; The c Wpstern Union copipany certainly did its whole duty by. the public In transporting the in telligence which was so eagerly sought af ter with the least delay possible. Exit the Battle of the Spirit- Stirring Drum.—A late orde? in France banishes from the public service tlie use of that favorite instrument'of. martial music, "the historic drum. It is styled a ““noise making nuisance.” Bat what would an army he without RUs sonorous device to brace up the courage of the liv ing in action, and drown the groans of the wounded and dying. Without its po tent aid we venture the assertion that many a victory would have proved a de feat. The, French, of all nations, with their nervous temperament and fickle mood*, require the stimulus of the soul stirring drum. • • ’ Not Right.—“Traveler,” a correspon dent of the Blackshear News, complains that tbe several railroad trains stopping at Jesup do not, as is customary in such eases, pause midway between the two ho tels to allow passengers to take their choice between them. He says they go by the_Jesup House and stop just in front of the AltamihVHbhse. Moreover; that it is generally conceded that the fare in the former hotel is the best of the two. This, if true, is hardly fair treatment to Mr. Littlefield, the clever proprietor of tbe Jesup. _ _ _ ______ ScWmer Granges.—A new idea was suggested by the arrival yesterday, at Cor out o, of a lot of “summer oranges” from Mian river, Florida, obviously just gath er^ from the trees and some of them im port ,;tiy ripened. They were stated to he * -ew variety of the orange in this country. EDITORIAL GLIMPSES. Governor, in prospect, for. Illinois is Hon. Lyman Trumbull. He was nomi nated at Springfield on the 10th instant. Tue “Bag Baby" has become a living carcass. Everybody thought it was dead. Chicago was the death of the third term last week, and so this week, it proves the resurrection of the greenback paity. It took an all night seance to bring it to life, but just as the . sun shone through the eastern windows, Gen. B. Weaver was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States, and E. J. Chambers, of Texas, was npminated for vice-president. The Savannah News thinks the victory achieved at Chii^go was done by adopting Democratic principles. If Garfield is the embodiment of those principles, why, the necessity of going to Cincinnati? J; The Baltimore Sun is talking about duty on blankets, while the thermometer is dancing above 00 in the shade.. Sun must be expecting a change of weather. Wno is the Democratic man of destiny? It is npt atall certain that : either of the promment'iiiunes mentioned can secure two-thirds of'-the Cincinnati convention. Have w6 got a De Golyer among us ?t Flaxagan’s Motto.—“What are we here for except to get office ?” It is said Garfield is a strong temper ance man and, if elected, will go in on a dry ticket. Whittaker’s ears and Grant’s Fred have both disappeared from public gaze Both seem to be cut. ’ -• -* , - Several members of the Geoigia weekly press are terribly exercised about the conduct of the dailies- in the State. We want to be on. good terms with opr brethren, and therefore invite them up to run a daily a feyv weeks. The truth is, brethren, we have to furnish material for so. many issues, that it would nqt do to say all we know to. one, . It might do td say that we don’t like the appointment of Joe Brown fifty-two times, but when it comes to reiterating 365 times,,it gets to be monotonous. ' ,j , ■ What about Mr. Jesup and the rail road commission? Our esteemed cotem poraries who have been boiling oyer with i age at tho impudence of Mr. Jesup for looking after his own interest, have strangely subsided. Next Tuesday is the day set for hearing of the case. The State will bo too bnsy with political affairs, wc opine, and another postponement is antic ipated. . ••• -H.' I; ■ !i.' | Ho! for Cincinnati.—Are you or your next friend going? If so, the quick est and cheapest route is by the Cincin nati Southern railroad. For the sum of $17.00 you can go from Atlanta to the Democratic convention and rctarn. Tick ets good for fifteen days. Passengers leaving Atlanta at 3 p. m., arrive in Cin cinnati at 9 o’clock the next morning. Sleeping cars leave Chattanooga on all niglit trains. The convention to-day at the court house will lie an important one. Dele gates’ are to he elected who are to choose candidates for Governor, and other State officers. Also, to nominate a candidate to represent the sixth Congressional district in the next Congress. A new executive committee is also to be selected. Let everybody be present that can, and let no one go away and say that tho convention was a “cut and dried” affair. Every Dem ocrat has a right to he heard, and the con vention is the place to speak. Let there: be a clear understanding, and then let harmony of action prevail.’ It Is-evident from the number of aspi rants that all cannot be governor who want to be. Somebody will die before their time comes. '! ! fk Cheerfel Crop Outlook.—A con versation with several extensive and intel ligent planters fyom Middle and South west Geoigia, reveals the pleasant .fact that the prospect for a good corn crop has never been better since the way. ■ The plant is green, healthy, and well advanced. Two more good rains would suffice to place beyond, danger all . of the early seeding, which comprises the hulk of the crop. The stands of cotton also! are wonderfully regular, and the weed, though rather small, with average seasons- will yield abundantly. . Wheat is almost a total failure; but the oat crop, under the reviving efforts, of the rains, will yield fully one half of an aver- Jffc. all '.. !-,i M t, MlutU 1. ii !: The negroes are working well, hut la bor seems scarcer than usual, and in some’ localities as much as $1.00 per day was paid to “cotton choppers.” Vegetables are abundant and fine, hut peaches will be scarce. .. . . .,/ j On the whole,, the faymers are in good heart, and have industriously improved the late favorable, weather for killiug W t t%\ ■ > fit11:« .:. Alb ant News.—This excellent jour nal, which lias been published for the past few years as a weekly, is about to go back to its tri-weekly jssue., W° think- this is wise, and are gratified to note the prosperity that demands it. The News, being a bantling of our own christening, we have always felt an interest in its suc cess, and have watched its course through the vicissitudes of journalistic life with a deep concern. The gentlemen who are now at the helm have grown up into journalism since our day, but they are capable and worthy, and reflect great credit upon the profession. We wish them every sucoess in their new enterprize, and hope that their re ceipts will warrant farther development in this direction. We notice that- they have secured the services of Hinton. A. Helper, Esq., in the local department. He is an accomplished and fluent writer, and will make that de partment sparkle' with fart and fancy. We congratulate Messrs. Evans So Warren in securing‘his services.' -1 —A poor Irish woman went ; to a vener able priest in Boston, the other day, says the Vilot, and asked him to forward to Ireland her help for the famine sufferers. “How much can" yon spare?” asked the priest. “I have $100 saved,”.die said, “and can spare that.” The priest reas oned with her, saying that her gift was. too great for her means; but she was firm , in her purpose. It would do her good to know that she had helped. She could rest happier thinking of thfe poor families she had saved from hunger and death. The priest received her money with mois tened eyes. “Now, what is your, name?” lie asked, “that I may have it published.’ “My name?” said the brave soul, counting over her money; “don’t mind that, sir. Just send them the help—and God will know my name.” Stands Rkadt^to -Repeat.—Mr. Hicks, of Florida, must have cast a gloom over the convention when he observed that “as Florida had heretofore given her electoral vote for the Republican nominee, so in this contest he promised to deliver the four electoral votes of that State to James A. Garfield.” Hicks forgot that this is not an electoral commission year. Congress. Washington, June 10—In the Senate, Mr. McDonald, from the committee on Judiciary, reported adversely ton Senate bill directing tbe committee on claims to investigate the claims of Benjamin Waite, of Louisiana. The Abra mining compa ny’s claim was indefinitely postponed. In the House, Mr. Reagan, of Texas, submitted a report announcing the con- ference committee on the river and harbor appropriation bill had come to an agree ment thereon. The report was agreed to. Mr. Tucker, of Virginia, introduced a bill which was referred to the committee on ways and means, directing the secreta ry of the treasury to causa, to be levied a duty of 35 per cent, ad valorem on cotton ties, which shall be shown to have been ordered under bmtafide and absolute con tracts entered, into prior to the 27th May, 18S0, and which shall be imported prior to January 1,1$81, and authorizing the refunding of the amount of duties in ex- cess of 35 per cent, ad valorem collected since May 27,4880, on such articles. Washington, June 10.—In the House on motion of. Mr. Wellborn, of Texas, a bill was passed creating tho northem ju- dicial district of Texas. A motion of Mr. Tucker to go into com mittee of tbe whole for consideration of the tariff bills was defeated by the re fusal of Republicans to vote, thus leav ing the House, without a quorum. The House then proceeded to consider business ou the speaker's table and took up • the deputy marshals bill. On agree ment of the leading Republicans that there should bq no filibustering about the bill to-morrow,‘its "consideration was post poned until that time. The next business wastbe Senate electoral count resolution, which, after a protracted debate, was laid aside without action. A bill to remove the political disabili ties of Clement C. Clay, of Huntsville, Ala., was introduced by Mr. Lowe, and passed. Adjourned. In the Senate, the report of the confer ence copimittee on the river and harbor bill was presented and adopted. The house biH placing classical antiquities on the free list was taken ; up. Mr. Kirkwood offered an amendment re mitting the duties paid on imported salt, Used in curing meat or fish for exporta tion. Mr. Hereford said be thought. this was a queer mixture of - classical antiqui ties and salt. , Mr. Pendleton suggested that salt might save the bill. -' — “ > i - Sir. Beck—Why, Mi-. President, the first classical antiquity we have any rec ord of was the pillar of salt. [Laughter.] Mr. Kirkwood—If Lot’s sense of beauty was as well developed as his piety, that pillar might well be worthy to rank among works of art, and if ft should ever be found by modern archeologists, the ques tion might arise whether it should be im ported as a work of art. or salt. My amendment would obviate such a dilem ma. ' . ’ ' The amendment was adopted and the bill passed. • The Senate then resumed consider ation of the-sundry civil appropriation bill. Mr. Hampton offered an amendment appropriating $2,500 for repairs to and furniture for the United States court house at Charleston. Ruled out of or der. Mr. Harris moved to increase from $100,000 to $164,000 the appropriation to aid local and State boards of health and quarantine stations in case of epidemics. After considarable debate the amendment was rejected by 20 to 20. ‘ Mr. Allison offered an amendment to tbe marshals clause intended to provide for the payment of special deputy mar shals for services at elections. Rejected by a party vote w'tbout debate. The bill was then reported io the Sen ate, and the amendments adopted in the committee of the whole were concurred in. ■ r. Mr. Hampton renewed his amendment appropriating $2,500 for repairs to and furniture for the United States court house at Charleston, S. C., and it was adopted. Tho bill was then passed. ■The regular order (vizr the Kellogg resolutions) being formally before the Senate, and Mr. McDonald having the floor, tlie Senate thereon adjourned. Washington, June 11.—According to agreement made yesterday, the House immediately after the reading of the jour nal,., proceeded to consider the Senate bill,' regulating appointment and pay of deputy marshals. Washington, JunelL—The Senate proceeded to> consider the calendar. The Semite .'bill for tbe' relief ol Joseph li. Shannon, of Louisiana, was passed. The House bill amending the bill to encour age tlie establishment of public marine schools, approved June 20,1864, so as to extend It to the ports of Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, Mobile, New Or leans, Baton Rouge and Galveston, was passed. The Senate bill amending the statutes relative to the boundary lines of tlie collection district of St. Marks, Fla., was passed. f Tbe Senate insisted on its amendments to the sundiy civil appropriation bill; and to the bill relating to timber trespassers on public lands, disagreed to by the House, ■and committees of ccnferenco were ap pointed. The House bill refunding taxes illegal ly collected from W. B. Farrar, of Geor gia. was passed. The Senate bill relieving the sureties on the bond of Felix ;G. Livingston, cus toms collector at Fernaudina, Fla., was passed. . ’ ' i Tlib House Dill changing tbe bounda ries of judicial districts in Texas was passed. lajKir. 'i- . t j Tbe bill for the construction of a fixed bridge over St. Mary’s river, Florida, was reported by Mr. Ransom and passed. •: The Senate' then took up the Kellogg- Spofford resolutions, and Mr, McDonald spoke in support thereof. At the conclusion of Mr. McDonald’s remarks Senator Hill obtained the floor, and after reviewing the replies to his i ar gument on the lltn and 12th of May; said he would have some plain words witli the gentlemen on bis side of tbe chamber who had argued against tbe resolutions to un seat Kellogg. Their attitude, lie said,, was singular and not logical. The Re publicans believed the Packard legislature to be legal,’and therefore believed Kel logg legally entitled to his seat. The Democrats who opposed the resolutions admitted the illegality of the Packard legislature, yet held that Kellogg was en titled to his seat. Mr. Butler remarked that he did not argue that Kellogg was elected, but that the Senate having, within its jurisdiction, declared Kellogg entitled to the seat, no further Senate bad jurisdiction to reverse that action. lie thought that if Mr. Hill sabihitted to the decision of the electoral commission, though he believed it wrong, and to the decision of the Supreme Court in the States right cases, which he believed to he Wrong, he could not consistently criticize his (Butler’s) position in this matter, v. ■ *., . Mr. Hill .went on to aigue that the jttain dictate of the constitution, that Senators must be chosen by. the legislature of a State, could uot be evaded. If tbe Sena tor from South Carolina did not believe the Packard legislature 'ton be legal he conldnot believe that that dictate:had been obeyed. Mr. Butler said he acted according to his own construction of tlie constitution, hot that of the Senator from Georgia or any other Senator; j If this matter 1 now, came up for tie first time he would vote against Kellogg, but be was arguing on the case now before tlie Senate,. not on the, case which'was before it three ’ years ago. Mr. Hill, resuming his remarks, said that when tbe case was re-opened, the Democratic majoriiy in one day voted down six resolutions which declared or as sumed that tbe case was settled. Mr. Butler said these votes were incon clusive; they were on amendments offered by the opposition to Mr. Hill’s resolu tion. to take additional testimony for the in formation of the Senate—he consented to vote for it. He did not think it was authorized to make such a report as it did. Mr. Hill, resuming, said the Senators from South Caroliona had selected him as a mark for', their-irony and spleen. He was, however, their friend, and when friends differed, plain words should be used. When Butler’s and Spofford’s cases came before the commit tee on privileges and election^ tbe Demo- sratic members had more difficulty Willi Butler's than with Spofford’s. Spofford’s title was better than Butler’s, but tbe State decided in favor of the legislature that elected Butler; therefore they acted favorably in his case. Mr. Bill confessed he was now disap pointed. He had no thought when he voted to admit Butler that he was aiding to admit strength which would be used to keep out a man with a better title. Referring to the denial by Mr. Butler that South Carolina had done nothing to oppress Louisiana, Mr. Hill quoted an article from the Charleston New* ami Courier to the effect that Kellogg was not elected but that it should not be forgotten “our own gallant Butler” was seated ;on condition that Kellogg should also be seated, and the Democrats were in duty bound to stand by the arrangement. Al so an article endorsing Mr. Butler’s' argu ment against unseating' Kellogg. Mr. Hill said he thought these supported all he had previously said on the. subject. Referring’to ’Senator Hampton’s recent speech, Mr. Hill wondered why the Sena tor had spoken of his own bravery during the war, and wby he. bad contrasted it with the spirit of others, who he said had been “in a safe place.” “I am brave enough, 3 ’said Mr. Hill, “neither to boast of my own achievements nor to deprecate the Senator from South Carolina. It did not require war to make me a Union man. I am and ever have been one from conviction. I feel under no obligations, therefore, to yield one jot of the equal rights and privileges of the Southern States under the constitution in order to appease Northern wrath oir to show to the Northern people that I have been brought to a condition of submissive and subser vient loyalty. . : , Replying, Mr. Butler said:. If the Sen ator from Georgia had voted for his (Butler’s) admission while in doubt as to his election it had notincreased his respect for the Senator from Georgia. If there was the slightest doubt in the Sena tor’s mind concerning his title, let him make a motion now ‘ to vacate the seat, and he (Butler) would join him in demanding an investigation. He proposed to hold Ills’ seat by no such claptrap as that. He had made, and now made, no reflection upon Mr. Hill’s war record; but the Senator had no excuse for attacking South Carolina, while pretend ing to. defend it against slurs, which he (Butler) had never made. Furthermore, Butler said he was glad to learn that the Senator from Georgia was a Union man, and if Senators did not learn that fact it was not because the Senator did not tell them often enough. But there were four years during which we did not hear so much of it. Perhaps the Senator, had thought it prudent to conceal his real opinions. ’ Mr. Hampton said when the Senator from Georgia months ago went out oi his way to' Warn the Senators from South Carolina, and to impute improper motives to them, he felt justified in repelling accu sations. If Mr. Hill had risen then to say his language was misconceived, he (Hamil ton) would have hastened to acknowledge that he had been mistakSn. Mr. Hampton went on to say that Mr. Hill had given nearly all parties the ben efit of his ability, aud ought not to be dis pleased that he (Hampton) claimed tbe right to hold an independent opinion. Concluding he said, though the Senator from Geoigia had found fault with him for quoting poetry in his former speech, he would venture to quote another bit that might interest him more: “Stiff in opinion, always wrong; Everything by turns, and nothing long.” Tho Kellogg resolutions were temporarily laid aside, and the bill to pension soldiers of the Mexican and Iudian wars was taken up. Pending conclusion of debate there on, the Senate adjourned. Washington, June 11.—In the House, Mr. Keifer opened the debate In opposi tion to tbe marshals bill, and was follow ed by Field, Lapham, Williams, Humph ries and Hawley. Harris, of Virginia, who has charge of the bill, replied in be- lialf of the Democrats, and Was- followed on the same side by Cox, of New York, and Hutchins,, and the. bill was: then Mr. Garland moved that the Senate con cur in the amendment of the Home to the bill regulating pay and appointments of deputy marshals, sent back by tbe nonsethis morning. Mr? Hoar objected to its present consideration, and the bill went over until Monday, x[( The Senate hill for the relief of Mor gan, of the Louisiana and Texas Railroad aniPSteamship Company, was passed. In. the House, Mr. Atkins submitted the •conference committee’s report on the leg islative, executive and judicial appropria-. lions bill, together with a statement tiiat the House conferees, had yielded to the Senate conferees on the subject of sal aries of Senate employees* Tho report was agreed to. _ . ’fl -i« Mr. Scales, of North Carolina, submitted conference report on tbe -Ute agreement, bill. He said the bill as agreedto provided' that if there should be sufficient available lands in Colorado the Indians shouid be settled in that State; but, if not; then, that they should be settled in Utah and Neyr. Mexico. The report was agreed to. , The Honse then resumed the considera tion of a Sena',a resolution proposing a joint .rule for counting the. electoral vote, and Was addressed by' Mr. Van Voorhees, of New York, in opposition to the measure. . ’ <q a ss’fl ! - ,w Washington, June 12.—Mr. White, of Pennsylvania, also spoke against the elec*, toral count resolution and Mr. Huntori,Tof Virginia, in favor of it. . ’ , mi Mr. Bricknell gave notice that lie would call tho previous question at 4 o’clock. Keifer, of Ohlp*—Igive notice, yoq, will only call it. . ,.j ,- . Several Democrats—Wo V.uncWmaml you are.going to filibuster. ’ j ■ Conger—No doubt, if propel" “timA is allowed for debate, we Will convince that side of the .House that the resolution ought uot to be adopted, or else that gen tlemen were unwilling to be convinced. Sparks—Ob, y6n came back from Chi cago resolved to count In your man-by the Vice President ? It . is.the only Oft-, portunity you have. . Messrs. Brown, of Indiana,' and Cas-; well, of Wisconsin, also opposed the ieso- lotions. : : '’ ' ** 7t " Mr. Bricknell demanded-the previous question, pending t , which Mr., Keifer moved to,adjourn. Rejected, I; ' The Republicans then resorted to fili bustering, and by refusing: to vote Mfl tlie House without • quorum. -Finally,! on motion of Mr. Bricknell, the,. House,: a t 5 o’clock, tools a reces3 until.O o’clock’Moii- day morning. ' ‘ , J * :s ‘ In the Senate, the report ofthe confer ence committee on the legislative^ appro priation bill, by which the House agreed to the Senate amendments regarding the salaries of Senate employes, was adopted. ; The report of the conference Committee on the Ute agreement bill, by which the Senate agrees to certain House amend ments and disagrees tq others, was MaflfeqC ‘ ' . ‘ | no r The House bill. making appropriations for the payment of claims reported by the commissioners on claims (the Southern claims commission), under the act of 1871 and acts amendatory thereof, was passed. The appropriations amount to about $240,- 000. Tbe pending order, being the Mexican pensions bill, was informally laid aside, and the general deficiency bill was taken Mr. Hill rejoined that if the Senate I up. thought the case res adjvdicata It should { Mr. Eaton stated that the Senate coin- bave voted for these amendments. The mittee on appropriations had made j-educ- honorable junior Senator from South | tions in the Houas bill amounting to $230,- Carolina had voted against them every 657 and had added by amendments $433,- time. . 312, leaving the total of the bill as report- Mr. Hampton explained that he had j ed to tbe Senate, $4,594,168. The Senate, been opposed to re-opening-the case, but J as in committee of the whole, proceeded on the assurance that it was not to bis re- . to consider the bill. Several amendments tbe ablest physicians all over the. country indicates that Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup Is tbe best remedy for all the sufferings of little children caused by Wind Colic, Dysentery, — . — Diarrhoea or Summer Cwolaint. Price opened—that tbe committee was merely were made and the bill reported to the 25 cents. Senate. The amendments were concurred in and the bill passed. Consideration of tbe bill granting pen sions to certain soldiers and sailors of tbe Mexican and other wars was resumed, as in committee of the whole. Mr. Ingalls moved to include “all men who had served thirty day in tbe war of the rebel lion.” An extended debate ensued, par ticipated in by Messrs. Voorhees, Brown, B1&1 ine, Maxey, Conkling and others. The Senate in executive session con- firmed the following nominations: Virgil D. Stockbridge, to be assistant commissioner of patents; Robert G. Dy- renforlh, examiner in chief in the patent offioe; John M. Cross, register of the land office at Huntsville. The President to-day sent to the Senate the nomination of Wm.H. Smith, to be United States attorney for the middle and northern districts of Alabama; Col. Nathan A. Brown to be paymaster general, with the rank of brigadier general. ' Washington,; Juno 12.—In the Senate, Mr. Voorhees, in the debate on Mr. In gall’s amendment to the pension bill, al leged that this was one of the many ways of killing the bill. The Senator from Kansas was not'for his own amendment, nor was any oue on that side. Nobody in the country would be deceived nor con vinced by this amendment tiiat the gen tlemen in the Republican party were more willing to pension all survivors of the late War than those on the Democratic side. If the jSenator-from Kansas was anxious to pension them, let him bring in a sepa rate bill and test the question, but let (his bill stand on its merits, and nbt be loaded down with amendments imetided to de feat it. Mr. Brown offered an amendment to Ingall’s amendment, providing that the amendment shall not take effect until thirty-three years after the close of the rebellion. That was about the time since the close of the Mexican-war, and if he, (Mr. Brown), was in the Senate in 1898, he would vote to, pension every union sol dier. Mr. Eaton would vote against the amendment because it would add $200,- 000,000 yearly to the expenditures of the country more than it couldhear. , . . ,Mr. Blaine said there was a provision pensioning soldiers of the late war, which would' hot apply to soldiers of the Mexi can war and all other wars, but this hill prpposed to do for the latter something never done for the soldiers of the rebel lion, namely, to jay every man Who served, whether lie ’was wounded or nbt, disabled or riot, impovcrislied or not. A man inay be a millionaire to-day, and yet entitled to a pension, whereas, a soldier of the un;o», unless disabled, is not. pen sioned, though he may be destitute. In the name of the party which had done so much to reward soldiers, not'only of the rebellion, but of all wars for the support ofthe government, he protested- against this unprecedented proposal. Mr.jVoorheeb said the Senator from Maine overlooked one important point, namely,tiiat these survivors of the Mexican war were laboring under the disabilities of great age. He favored the spirit cf the amendment offered by the Senator from Georgia (Mr. Brown), which recognized this point. He did not think it an argu ment worth noticing that here and there a survivor ofthe Mexican sur vivor of the Mexican war had escaped the poor house. Mr. Maxey did not support this biil upon the ground held by some that the men deserved charity. He held that these men had acquired for the country a grand empire, adding,, immeasurably to the wealth of the country. • 1 Mr. Conkling asked jf it was a greater gift to the country to wrest from Mexico the domain he had described, than to pre serve from destruction a nation incontest ably the greatest that the world had ever seen. ML Maxey replied that he had in no way disparaged the soldiefs of the late war. That war was an internecine strife, and bad added nothing to the wealth of the country. It was like the Wars ofthe Hoses, and, as after the Wars of tlie Roses, Englishmen coalesced in a common patri otism, so we should all join in supporting the flag of our united country. Mr. Conkiirig again denied the assump tion of the Senator from Texas. As dust in the balance, he said, so was the acqui sition of all these then outlying territories compared with the single fact, that by'the exertions ofthe soldiers of, tne Union, by their bravely and daring, they preserved to immortality the: institutions nndei which we, live, and prevented tins govern ment of ours froiq going down in blopdlto the sepulchre.of buried nationalities.’ Mr. Maxey—In regard to Xhat, I have come back into this Union because the lil^de^hirti deny this pretend- ed fciaifti of superiority iri anybody;' Nbw I made :no reference to tbe late unhappy war. -Soldiers for the Union followed tlieir convictions of, right as they understood!it, rind I • followed 1 mine as I understood it, and: - in that fearful vtrir- : (he South./went / down. Rut,: sir, when, at Appomattox Court. House, (lie Southern ‘ Confederacy surrendered, arid When that gallant and manly act was done which all the South approves and re spects—when Grant, ithe- man whose flag some; gentlemen hero not long since. up held, declined to receive the sword of big gallant opponent, Robert E. Lee, we ap preciated it; Sir, it was a i soldier’s act and soldiers onboth, sides understood that they wqre fighting .fqr, what they believed' to be right, aud they are the,last men on this earth to come in here and ittefnpt to. raise trouble; arid it 1 is strange. ;to " mo that-no proposition pan. come up- not even to give a pittance to men Who,, under the flag Of otfrcOm- moh (kflintry, did gallant service, that all admit—that nothing; can be said in their behalf, citizens of the United States as they were, fighting uuon foreign soil as they did, under the flag of our country, without this contrast being made to ar ray Uniori .soldiers against Mexican sol-’ diers. * ' -.-J . The jdebate was further continued by Messrs. Blaine, Voorhees,' Ingalls rind Brown.'- i* ‘‘ r •*- f - —; Earning Yoar Own-Living; j vlf : your father is so situated, that the,care, of his daughter is a burden upon his slender resources, you ought to re lieve him by workingfor youreeif. Every woman should be able to support herself, if there: - is need for- so doing; Hundreds yypuld be -,very, much happier if they did so when the need was not pressing. -We are so constituted that alternate periods of work and rest are beneficial to us. Idleness Is the bane of existence. The veriest butterfly among girls would lekd a gayer life if she had something mops to. do than to' 'flit frorii flower to “flower. I am quite sure that tlie hard-worked tired- out shop girls who have so few hours for repose, are often happier, because more genuinely, self-respecting than are some indolent, dawdling young ladies who kill time by reading silly novels, and whose chief aim seems to be.the preservation from soil of tbeir soft, useless hands. A few years ago, teaching and sewing were almost the only vocations open to edneated and gently-bred wemen. Now, all doors open at her light touch, and the lady—not less, but more a lady if she hon orably works—has but to lay her finger on what iatch she pleases to choose. Work is not ploy. If site wishes to earn money, she must give skill, patience and unselfish diligence to her enterprise. The market is crowded, and only the best have a chance. *’• , I : ' i But tlie young woman who resolutely and cheerfully takes up a calling, and pursues it with 'steadfastness, has as good an opportunity for.success as her brother has in his field or profession. If- it be her duty to work and earn her own livelihood, she need sacrifice no delicacy of sex nor lay aside any of. her beautiful womanly modesty in doing so. She will also have a positive and not-to-bc-measured advan tage if, in her aelf-supportlng career, she can live at home.. In the best boarding bouses open to woriringwomen there is much 1 which is -not home-like.—Christian at Wort: 'atsnw* laslritoq sails J id River and Harbor Bill Washington, June! 10.—The river and harbor bill, as it passed both Houses to day, makes the following appropriations for tlie construction, repair and preserva tion of harbors and rivers and improve ments at the points named in tbe South ern States: Harbor of Norfolk, $50,000; Onancock, $5,000; Charleston, $70,000; Savannah river and harbor, $05,000; Brunswick, Ga., $10,000; Cedar Keys,$15,- 000; Pensacola, $40,000; Mobile, $125,000, Vicksburg, $20,000; New Orleans, $75,- 000; Galveston outerhar, $75,000; Brazos and Santiago, Texas, $20,000; improving Tennessee river above Chattanooga, $10,- 000; below, including Muscle Shoals, Duck river, the shoal at Reynoldsburg, $300,000; French Broad near Knoxville, $10,000; Clinch, $10,000; Hiawassee, $3,- 000; Alabama river, $25,000; Warrior $20,- 000; Ashley river, $1,000; Woccamaw, $15,000; Great Pedee, $7,000; Sullivan’s Island, $5,000; St. John’s- river at mouth, $125,000; Tampa Bay, $30,000; Apalachi cola bay, $10,000; Clioctawbatchee river, $7,000; Suwanee, $5,000; Escambia, $8,- 000; passage between Fernandina and St. John’s, $7,000;improving entrance to Cum berland Sound, $30,000; Volusia bar, $5,- 000; Tombigbee, below Columbus, Missis sippi, $20,000; Tombigbee, above, $4,000; -Big Sikiflower, $8,900; Coidvrater, $4,000; Pascagoula, $20,000; Pearl, below Jack- Son,’ $30,000; Pearl, above; $75,000; Yazoo, $12,000; Tallahatchie, 1 $9,000; Mississippi, at Natchez and Vidalia, $4,000; Noxubee, $12,000; Oustauaula and Coosa. $2,000‘ Cape Fear, $70,000; Carrituck Bay and North river bar, $25,000; Freni* Broad river, in North Carolina, $3,000; Neuse, $35,000; Pamlico and Tar river, $9,000; Scuppering,*$1,000; Trent, Tar and Yad kin, $20,000; Savannah river, Georgia, above Augusta, $16,000; Chattahoochee, $20,000; Coosa, $73,000;; Flint, $30,000; Ocmulgee, $7,000; Oconee, $1,000. The bill also directs the secretary ot war, at his discretion, to cause the exami nation of,‘survey and; estimates costs of improvements to be made of the fol lowing rivers and harbors in the Southern States: Tallapddsa river, Alabama; Clinch, Powell and Holston rivers, Ten- nessee;Lynch, Waleree and Black rivers, and Georgetown harbor, South Carolina:: Cape Fear and Pocoson rivers and Town creek, North Carolina; Altamaha, Ca- noochee and Savannah rivers, Georgia; Finhalloway, Ancilla, Wacissa, Chipalo, Ocolockonuec, East Bay a«d Blackwater rivers, and Holmes creek, Florida; Atclia- falaya, BoguC, Chitto Bogue and Falla rivers, and Bayon Maucbac, Louisiana; harbor at Grand.Giilf,-Mississippi; head waters of Savannah river, in connection with the Hiawassee and Tennessee rivers, with a vietf ti ascertaining of summit level, so. as to unite these: streams by canal. - ; .(> -- •’ A Remarkable Family. •A ride of an hoar over roads not of the best brought a Times representative to the little village of Norton, in this county. Norton contains a remarkable family. In the doorway of a small, low-roofed dwell ing stood a tall, well-preserved woman. “I am looking for a: woffian eighty-four years old,-who has raised twenty-four children and is still in vigorous health,” was tlie first query. “I suppose you refer to me,” slie said. “I am of that age.” She was apparently enjoying the best of health. In all her long life she said she had never been sick but one day.’ Brought up on a farm and inured to the rough work incident to farm life,-this woman had reared tho extraordinary large, fam ily of twenty-four children, twen ty of whom are still alive. The eldest is sixty-five, and resides on a clean ly-kept farm a mile: or two distant from the homestead.. The youngest is thir ty, and is engaged in grape culture at Hammondsport, New York. The entire twenty children are in splendid health. Of the four who are dead three met tlieir death by accident, while the fourth died of yellow fever in'Memphis two years ago. The mother still does all the house work, milks four cows daily and take-: the produce to market?--She is the financier of the familylandldeclareso that she needs no lawyers to keep her afl’airs in order. Every Sabbath finds all qiiict about the farm, and every member ofthe circle is required to attend the- quaint old Metho dist church morning and evening. “Is your husband living?” we asked. “No, sir; lie died five years ago.” .“Who is the man, then, of whom it is reported that he is eigbty-one years old, and yet-; cuts two cords of wood every day?”, . .. . ,J;« “Oh!” said she, as a smile lit up her face, “that must be brother Jake. He’s out yonder chopping away for . dear life.” : Thp visitor . went “out yonder,”' arid sure enough a tall, strongly-built man, With white locks streaming over, his shoul ders, was bending dver a wood- pile and wielding fln Ox in a manner betokening no lack of vigor. His four score years have all. been spent within a radius of twenty-five miles. He had never been outside of HuriteVdou connty. • ; _ “I care nuthin’ about seem’ the world, ,§ir. My own little village here and inv small gathering of true friends is all J de sire. I read the papereregulariy; and find thflc'there is a heap of bickerin’ and strife outside which we avoid in .‘our quiet bf>me., r I:remember a good ways back, and have watched many changessincedb was a boy, but all ■inv affections and asso ciations are ’round! here. 1 *1 do not have to chop wood;: oh, : no, sir,", but I like the exercise, ai^d- it keeps me movin’. I’ve never been married, and have laid aside : a'tolerable neat sum 1 In the Frenchtown bank fqr old age;” and at the words “jold age” the sturdy farmer chuckled, as though eiglity-one year? did-nit bring him into tlie period of,'hoary hairs, and declining days.—Philadelphia Times. "1 *j • jr Professor Carrent^r and .. His Fxat Earth.—Professor William pars i penter, Tate of London,- lectured Thursday night in the Christian Tabernacle, George street, ou “Zetetic Astronomy,” as con trasted .with the generally accepted New tonian system. ' Professor Carpenter’s ar gument appeared to be based mostly upon the fact that as water could only occupy a level surface, according to [his theory, therefore the. earth must be a plane. 'He undd took to disprove Professor PrOc- torVa stronomical ideas, saying that he believed Procter knew bis. theory was wrong,.but wouldj^yit -acknowledge it. He attempted to prove the fallacy of the simple and Well known argument ofthe appearance of ships ataea as illustrating the rotundity of tbe earth by stating that au aeronaut at the height of six miles could not distinguish a ship go down at all, but that at all times tbe horizon ap peared On a level - with the car, the earth resembling at tlie time a vast concavity. He designated Proctor’s diagram of the ships as a pictorial lie. While antagoniz ing the theory that Australia was under the-London-' bridge and China under America, he attempted no explanation of the fact that daylight at one point beheld darkness at another at the same hour. He deprecated toe fact that such nonsensi cal ideas as Newton’s theory- should be taught in the public schools', and hopes for complete reformation In this regard. There,Were about forty people present at the lecture.—Baltimore American. Toe pronounced, opinion of i lysiciahs all over toe. country Honor* of the Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md., Juue 10.—Tbe follow ing are the names of toe Southern gradu ates of the Naval Academy to-day, and their order of merit r Cadet midshipman Homer C* Poundstone, West Virginia, 9; Ernest Wilkinson, Louisiana, 12; Arthur C. Houze, Mississippi, 13; Thomas A. Parke, West Virginia, 19; Louis Duncan, Tennessee, 20; William C. P. Muir, Ken tucky,: 21; Charles Cabaniss, Virginia, 22; Joseph M. Dickson, Texas, 29; Prank Bowdon, Texas, 31; Francis R. Wall, Mississippi, 41;'Horatio L. Fil- lebran, South Carolina, 43; Thomas Worthington, Alabama, 44; Fits A. Sul tan, Texas, 4fi; Theo. C. Derby, South Carolina, 53; Lewis J. Clark, Alabama, 56; James S. Brown, Tennessee, 50; Hugh Redman, Kentucky, 61. Phillip R. Al- f ts, at Urge, stood first of cadet engineers; L. Wood, Virginia, .7; W. 3. Smith, Virginia, 17- A. W.. Slohe, New York, wits first. ; Cadet Alger and Stohe divide the first honors. Behove ail cause of irritability and discomfort from tbe baby, by using Dr. Bull’s Baby Syrup, the surest; best, and heuce cheapest remedy in the world for diseases of babyhood, Price 25 cents. We see by the Indianapolis Journal, of June 2d, that our fellow-townsman, Dr. Thomson, has been creating some sensa tion among his co-medicalists. who were met in a three days’ convention in that city. Tins following is a part of tbe re port. A communication was received from Dr. M. S. Thomson, of Macon, Georgia. He said tiiat he had long thought that the names chosen for the profession of this particular school and principles have not been definite enough. “Botanic” was a misnomer, for they used iron and other minerals. “Medical reform” was not cor rect, for “medical revolution” was meant. “American medicine” was not definite enough, for there are numerous “isms” in this country that could claim the name. Physio-niedieal” is Letter, when properly understood; but he did not like the sound of it, and it almost takes a lecture to show tbe difference between it and anti-phlogisticism. The world has been acquainted with that term for ages, and knows that it embodies the principles of the old-scliool practice, which it has so often, practically applied in depletion by bleeding, cupping, purgation, starvation, sedation, and tbe thousand otber methods by which phlogiston has been fought and conquered. Phlogiston is the inflamma tory principle which the physio-mediciuers aid and .favor, and the old-school fight and suppress. As an aider and abettor ot phlogiston, or the inflammatory principle, Dr. Thomson regarded phlogiston'itself, as the conservative power of the system the vis mvdicairix nalura without which, nature hai no power to heal, and this ex alted vitality is the manifestation of that excess of vital energy without which no man could survive tlie first chill, while an attack of small-pox would be certain death. He held that fever and inflamma tion are not only friends of tlie system but savers of life, and should be aided, their ; purpose furthered by every means; not thwarted or destroyed, as lias bet-u tbe custom for many cen turies, and still toe practice of old allopa thy and young electicism in many quar ters. Assuming the broad ground that phologistoii cures, he held that all that man.can do is to assist it. The results of its manifestations being watched, he said, it is demonstrated that the removal of ob structing causes is the unvarying purpose, and, when sufficient for that purpose, per spiration or pur is-invariably thrown out. The: removal of obstructions from' the per ipheral capillaries that produce fever may lie greatly facilitated hy the removal, to some extent, of atmospheric pressure, cither means of the air-pump and re ceiver, or the taper of boiling water. In the:same direction much.may be done hy the use of static electricity, or the electric bath. He was not sure hut electricity is not as essential to life as phlogiston itself, knowing that, in its absence, life becomes .impossible. - . , JV,: .... This communication was made the spe cial subject for 'consideration and debate at 9 o’clock this morning. Hr. Tilde&’s Republican Kinsman. A letter from Cleveland, Ohio, relates bow Judge Daniel R. Tilden, of the Pro bate Court there, visited lately his rela tive, Samuel J. Tilden, in New York. The Judge is described to be “as pleasant spoken a gentleman as ever damned a Democrat,” but in response to inquiries about Ins visit, showed he had come back with a most exalted (minion of the man of Gramercy Park. Being asked about Mr. Tilden’s health, he replied: “He is in excellent health and spirits for a man of his years. He rides horse back a great deal, and is by no manner of means the dead man he is represented to be. He Is continually busy about his house and grounds, directing workmen aud gardeners.” “Do you consider him in the race for President?” “I do, indeed, and any talk to the con trary is nonsense. Still, when I asked him once what he expected to gain by giving up bis pleasant associations and going to tbe White House: he answered me in & most curious tone, that he expected to gain nothing. Hts tone only made it evi dent that he wanted io get there bad enough.” “What has become of too bad opinion Jon formerly expressed as to Mr. Tilden’s honesty?” “Well, you see, I am a . good deal of a partisan, and, taking cue from our news papers, hadformeja pretty-poor opinion of him. But very close acquaintance in the'few days I spent in New York was sufficient to convince me that I -was wrong. J believe that be is a square man. His managers may have resorted to trick ery; but I dp not. believe liim dishonest. He is -certainly one of the shrewdest .men living. ' Take- the matter of or ganizing. He bos a list of all the prom inent men of all the States, with their personal habits, peculiarities, friendships, social life, etc., in- memorandum. When we came to talk over our relationship ho took out a book and showed me the gene alogical tree of tlie family. He had me down fine, even to the maiden name of my’Wlfe, the place and date of our mar riage, our family and our matters. By this chart he-is*u»w- sixty-six years old. I was told in New York that he was worth $10,000,000. He lias been assailed so much by newspaper men that, he cordially hates the whole tribe, and lie may have communicated some of that spirit to me, so you had better ‘get,’ young man, for that’s all I have to say.’.’ Not the Republican Choice.—The Chicago correspondent of the Philadelphia Times wrote : Of the whole 750 delegates there were riot a score of them who would have deliberately chosen Garfield as the Republican nominee; but two great chief tains stood before each other in irreconcil able conflict, and the weaker rushed in hopeless despair to the only refuge from annihilation-1 The Grant men had the opportunity to .select Edmunds, but they would have only victory or death to both Grant and Blaine, and the always waver ing and finally broken Blaine lines rushed to Garfield to cover tlieir defeat. It was not even the often potent consideration of expediency that dictated Garfield’s nom ination. It was a necessity to beat Grant, and Garfield,happened to be the first to be thrown to the front by tlie conflicting; and fluctuating tides which bewildered the opposition leaders. Talk of perfect harmony in the Repub lican rauks hereafter in the face ot such antagonisms? Impossible. The Tribune of tbe 8th says: Old Ful ton Market, ruinous, untidy, and doubt less unsafe as it is, lia3 received what ought to be its death warrant, however execution may be delayed. It is rather a picturesque old ruin, dirty and inconven ient; but when picturesque old ruins threaten to come tumbling down upon the laeads of large numbers of human be ings, the sooner they are got rid of the better. The report of the board of sur vey settles Old Fulton decisively. The bulgy and broken columns are out of plumb, the foundations under some of the interior columns are dilapidated, the roofs have deflected, and there is a gen eral rottenness about the ancient struc ture, which it wonld be had economy to repair!’ “We certify,” says the board of survey, -‘that said premises should be im mediately taken down.” Now let us see how soon they are taken down. Glass Millstones The idea of con structing millstones of glass is said to have originated from the observation that toe finest flour was produced hy those mill stones which have the most glassy texture; from this observation came an experiment which demonstrated that pieces of glass combined in the same way as tiie French bubr, and similarly grooved on their sur faces, gave better results in grinding than tbe brilir millstone. The outcome of this successful experiment was tjie invention of toe glass millstones now used in Ger many with much satisfaction. Respecting their special merits, they grind easily and do not heat the floor as much as is the case with toe French buhrstone. Is grind ing grist they run perfectly cold. In mak ing these stones, the glass is cast in blocks of suitable size and shape, joined with cement in toe same way as tbe French buhra, dressed and furrow-cut with picks and pointed hammers. —Chicago claims that Ute weather can change thirty-two degrees in eight min utes, and this without any aid from th% smells along tbe river.