A club has been formed in Cincinnati to furtiicr the l'residential interesta of Seoretary Sherwan. The Interior Department willconductthe examination of the Ule at Washington with closcd doors. ' w YnrkitiíH beiog jealous of thc L-lory aoqain d by Pbiladelpbia by rearan of tbe Ceotennial expositioo, propose to eclipse that event in 1883. The attempt (o ooMolidate the (i nat Western and Grand Trunk railways has thu.s lar proveo t'utile. The trouble s, eaeh wants the lion's nhare. Some observiugones uote tl.it the postal receipts í'roiu West Virginia, (i virria, Arkansas, Teooewee, aml Mississippi do not equal thoso from Chicago alone, It iá probable that the Doiuocruiic National convention will bü ud in the wi'st th8 year, and Cintinnati will the fortúnate city. We believe I bat Cincinnati is agreat wbiskey center. Gold isgettingio be qaite oommon in tbis country now, and thu oigfat of a $21) gold piece no more excites adiuiration. In Chicago, on Satnrday lust, one bank paid out one anl a balf millíon of dollars of gold. Wc note that thc graoge supply house at Marietta, Ohio, has made an BMigDmeDt with $8,000 liabilitits and no tssetS Worth mentioninu;. After all it is about as well to let each clas.s of' men run their own busiIt is said that ltussian detectives are swarming around Fornin, the Nihilist, who id in Loudon. lie certaiuly doea not py a very desirable position, for these RusHMI aro not very careful of' life. espeoially if it stands in the way of the nobility. It is stated that the National Republican Committee will makeacanvassof somo portions of the South. This matter certainly should receive some attention, for Republicana who are so unfortunate as to reside in the Southern States, should not necessarily be deprived of the elcctive franchise. Quite encouraging comes the report from the United States consul general, of Mexico, wlu writes that the superiority o] American manufactures is boginnine to be generally recognizi'd, and that they are gradually, but decidedly supereeding Eurupean anieles. Froui all parts of the worlc comea such cheering reports. Accounts regarding the health of Prinoe Hisniarck are very contradictory, First come the announccment of his health beiog so poor that his lifc is despaired of, anc nest a report contradicting it. Ilowever, we are led to believe that where there is so much smoke there must be some fire, anc that the health of the great leader is far from being good. The Allegan Tribune is the name of a new paper, the first number of which was issued January - . The publishers, Morgan & Bailey, start out on the right plan and that is payment in advance. lts columns are graccd with a goodly supply o locáis, which is evidence of live men having it in charge, and they need to bc alive to compete successfully with the Allegan Jour nal. The Niles Republic says : " The wbeat erop of the country for 1879 reached the grand total of 448,755,000 bushels, grown on 32,186,330 acres, an average of 13.9 bushels per acre. This is the largest erop every raised, exceeding that of 1878 by 28,500,000 bushels. The average yield per acre is also the largest in our recent histor; except 1877, when the average per acre was precisely the same." A terrible snow storm raged in the Sierra Nevadas along the line of the Central Pa cifio railroad on the lOth. Snow feil to the depth of eight or ten feet and the wim drifted the cuts full. Two snow slides oc curred, and in some places the snow is 25 feet deep on the top of the wrecked iheds Should a train ever becoiue imbedded in one of these immense drifts or slides o snow, it would be about sure death to pas sengera. Winter traveling on the Centra Pacific, or any of those western roads tha wind over the higli mountains is not very pleasant, or tafe. Pauper ism is said to be steadily increas ing in Gcrmany. If pauperism is growing upon this, one of the most frugal and in dustrious nation in the wnrld, it shows tha theru is -oniething radically wrong in the government, or ihat the population has now reached a point where the land will nolong er support them, even with the granaries of the woild to draw from, and for whicl they exehange tlieir uaanufactured articles Wlnii oompwed with China we note that thtir population lacks much cf being as nu ïnerous to the tipiare uiile, but thuu the average Chinese can hardly be said toexist but simply to stay on this earth, for it is with them a constant battle to f-upply their stomachs with nourislnuent. A statement of the Detroit Pree I'rcss, that " the repabücao party always decide eleotion oonteola in l'avor of its own candi il ((-," ought to be denied by one vetcran democratie editor in this State, from his own personal experience. Elihn B. Pond, for uierly of' thu Ann Arbor Argus, was roturned to the senate in 1859, and had his seat contested by Elnmnd B. Tyler, republican. The committee on eleotions and the senate !c! i led the contest in Mr. l'ond's favor. llr had 1,617 voUm, Mr. Tylur 1,009, and 45 were cat for Reuben Tj Ier by electors ol whom 13 swoie that they intended to vote for the republiean candidate, Edmund B. Tyler. The incorrect ballot were printed at the Yp-ilanti Sentinel office, for deceptivo purposes ; and now that editor i.s consistent in swelling the chorus of praise over Garcelon's doings in Maitie. - [Lansing Republican. The Chronicle and Tribune, of Bay City, contains a very flattering article on the past, present and future of that city which now numbers 20,000 inhabitants. During the season just closed the salt interest has.been very largely increased, while over 460,000,OOU leet oi )uujIei ka i -'-'r, J r.- that port. lts manufacturing interests are constantly increasing ; and as regards the future, the Chronicle says : "The commercial future of Bay City is m'ost promising. Occupying a key position at the head of the bay, which is only an arm of Lake Huron, while it also enjoys the harbor furnished by the mouth of the Saginaw river and commanding the waters of all the lakes, situated nearly midway between Chicago and Buffalo, the value of its location is shown by the fact that a larger tonnage is shipped from its wharves than from any port on the lakes with the exeeption of Chicago." The grain trade of Chicago has assutned a .strange po.-ilion, and one that time alone can solve. It is notbing more or less than an immense blockade. The aggregale capiicity of all the elevators is 16,000,000 bushels. There ia now in ttore soine 14,250,000 bui-hels of grain, thus nearly the entire capacity for storing grain is in use. Last year at this time, but 14,000,000 was in store. In addition to the above amount there is about one million bubbels afloat in the harbor. All the elevators outtide of the city - and tributary to it - are generally well filled, and some are over crowded. The rcason why the wheat has accumulated so, is bccause Jas. 11. Kec ne, througli his repreentatives liave forced the price of wheat up to such a high fiure that it entails a dead loss to ship it t New York, and it even cannot be shipped to Liverpool with the prevailing low rates of ocean freightg, with any prospecta of a return of the money investid. The price paid is about 20 cents per buriel, too high, so that it eau readily be seen that unless prices advance very materially npeculator.s will lo.e extravagantly. Since writing the above raAcient storage has been providod.