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The estitnated valué of the chureh propertyin New York State is $140,000,000. Sure'y the people give more liberally for the support of the gospel there, than some thiolc. During the year 1878, 75,347 alien, landed in Castle Garden, New York, and during the year 1879, 135,070. It will be observed that during the last named year, the emigration to this country was nearly doublé the previous one. America still continúes to be the blessed country to which the poor and persecuted of all nations fly, together with thousands who come here to better their financial standing, who come f'roni homes of comparative comfort. Last year there was 4,430 miles of new railroad built, of which 3.187 miles was west of the Mississippi. Only one State, Ohio, east of this river built as much as much as 200 miles. Thus it can be peen that the far west is being rapidly opened up for the emigrant, and the producís of their labor made available bccause of ease with which it can be marketed. Arrangements are being made to largely increase, during the present year, the number of miles of railroad to be built in eicoss of that of last year. Mr. Otis Fuller of the Masón News has been arrested for libel by one Dan Edwarde.. The Nows announcod that there were wellgrounded suspicion that the ballot box - at the last election we expect - had been tampered with. The defendant entered hisown rccoirnizance to appear bcfore a certain Justice Clark, of North Lansing, February 9th. The defeodants attorney, V. J. Tafft, whom we personally know, will endeavor to iuash proceedings on the ground that the complaint did not charge any crime under the statute. A lively tilt can be luoked for from that section. Even Turkey, which has suuken so low n niorals and nearly everylhing that tends to elévale its people, begins to have it dawn atbwart its Bwarthy visión that slavery is not right, and a oonvention has been signed by Tawas Pasha, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Sir Austen Layard, for the suppression of the slave trade in Turkey. While their intentions are doubtless sincere, it will probably be many a long year from tb is time before any such radical measures can become popular in a country where female slaves are particularly the subject of barter for lust among the wealthy and tit.led personages. Iruprovemeotsare being made so rtpidly in almost everything that people can hardly keep pace with more than those that effect the business in which they are engaged. While numerous articles have appearcd regardiDg the heating of cities by the Holly system, and it has known to have proven itself a success, it is not generally known to what er tent it is being already adopted. In Lookport, Auburn and Troy of New York, and in Detroit, Milwaukee and Dubuque, it has been in suceessful operation for some time, and is now being introduced in New York City and Cincinnati. Those who have had opportunity to judgc as to its merit8say its principal recommendations are its cleanliness, economy, genial and wholesome temperature, and freedom from risk by fire and explosión. The aruount of heat used by customers is, the same as ga?, measured by a meter. It looks as if every thing we use, eicept ability, will soon be measured off to us at so much per yard, inch or bushel. The incipientrevolution in Maine is ended. On the 28th uit., the fusión legislature, after a prolonged secret session, having aJjourned to meet the first Wednesday in August. Thare is no probability that they will ever meet again, for large numbers of them, - 7 senators and 22 representatives, - who were entitled to seáis in the legislatura have taken them in the lcgally constituted legi."lature, so that on the 3(Hh tbere were but four vacant seats in the senate. According to a report some of the fusioniste claim thatit is their honct purpose and intention of their legi.-lature to meet in August, and that they will enter upon heavy campaign work for the next election, aud endeavor to have two returns of the (JongreHsional vote, one to be sent to them and the otber (o the legislature as recognized by the courts, and that they will make up a case to Congress concerning the electoral vote. Ilowever, as quite a numbor of ihir metnbers are deserting their ranks by affiliating with the leual legislature, any talk like the foregoing will simply end in Mik. The Masón News says: " Kittredge of the Eaton llapids Journal bas dealt sturdy blows tor temperance ; yet because he adyertised the gtooery department of a store srhere liqaoril kept, the over-zealous members of the W. C. T. U. resolved that they were ' dceply grieved by his course.' If the poor, sensitivo, ' grieved ' oreatures could see themselves as others see thein, they would, instead, tender Brothcr Kittredge a vote of thanks for his able work in behalf of temperance." To this we would like to inake the inquiry how many of these fanatice would refuse to transact business with the above referred to individual if they oould make nioney thereby? Not one, we feel assured. If they feit so generous let them put their hands in their pockets and advertise their temperance organization to the extent of the objectionable advertiser. It is a nice thing to pathetically cali upon the newspaper fraternity to condemn this and praise tbat. Newspaper men run their paper for money, as a rule, and not glory. Parnell, the man who is in this country seeking .iid for the starving population of Ireland is meeting with great success. Last Saturday he was tendered a grand reception at Cambridge, Mass. Parnell made the statement that Queen Victoria contributed nothing in 1847 to the Irish famine, which has been denied by Lord Randolph Churchill. In reply to the denial Parnell says: "In reference to Lord Randolph Churchill'H contradiction of my statement that the Queen gave nothing to relieve the famine in 1847, I find that I miht have gone still further and said with perfect accuracy that not only did she give nothing, but that she actually intercepted L6,000 of a donation which the sultan of Turkey desired to contribute to the famine fund. In 1847 the sultan had offered a donation of L10,000, but the English ambassador at Constantinople was directed by the Queen to inform him that her contribution was to be limited to L2,000, and that the sultan should not, in good taste, give any more than her majesty. Henee the net result to the famine fund by the Queen's action was a loss of L6,000." There is certaiDly no dodging the issue iu this reply, and the Queen who has been lauded to the skiesby her subjects because of her goodness of hsart and generosity is certainly placed in no enviable position. Oen. W. T. Sherman in obtaining a little public natoriety which will not be as crcditable to him, no matter how decided, as was hia " March to the Sea," and some of his other military exploits. Henry V, Boynlon, Washington correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, has sent to the Secretary of War, a charge with specifications, against Gen. Sherman, for "conductunbecomiog an officer and a gentleman." The slanderoas language, as charged, is as follows, which was a reply, to a reporter by Gen. Sherman touching his opinión of the aforesaid Boynton : " Everybody knows him to be a notorious slauderer, you could hire him to do anything for money," further ; " He is en'irely without character. Why, for a tí ousand dollars he would slander his own mot ler. " In reply to a letter written to the General, by Mr. Boynton, askimj if he had used the language above attributed to him by the reporter, he replied : "I said I thciught you were capable of doing anything for pay ; that slander was your daily avoeation, and as you had deliberately falsified as to me, I believed you capable of slandering your own mothor for pay. This is a hard thing to say of any man, but I believe it of you." He also charges Boynton wiih falsifying records in his book, called, "Sherman' Historica! Raid." For such language Mr. Boynton niight have had the General arrrestid as a common criminal and brought before the pólice court, or have proceeded against him on the criminal side in the supretne court, but, as he states, out of respect for the office wliich he holds refrains from so doing, anJ allowN the General the opportunity of asking for a court, which must of npcessity be made up of officers high in rank who will have the opportunity of deciding the question. It is doubtful if Gen. Sherman takes any cognizance of this opportunity. This certainly looks pcrfectly fair, and more than fair to an outsider, for if the allegationsare true. Gen. Sherman will certainly have no ilithVul'y in making men, who are subordinate to him and who in a manner depend upon him for promotion think so. This niethod of decidinga private quarrel basan objectionable features because it would tend tO tllIUVT llic carmino u;uu lllc ftuTCI utlicut unless the gentlemen interested would mutually arrangc to defray the expense. Numerous straws all over the country would seem to indicate tliat the coming man for the Republican nomination for the Presidency will be Hon. James G. Blaine, of Maine. A gentleman in Kansas took the trouble to asccrtain the choice of ita senators, representativos, and men occupying official position. In ascertaining these facts the questions of policy and availability were oot taken into consideration, but their own personal preferences were given. As a result Mr. Blaine reeeived as first choice 60, and as second choice 44; while Grant received as first choice 49, and second but 18. Garfield had but five for first and four for second choice, while (Jonklin stock was only two and three, Mr. Ligan had but two and one vote; while Mr. Washburn, whom it has been said would receive all the support of' the Grant men in case he could not get the nomination, received eleven votes for second choice. Again, the Indianapolis Journal sent out soiue 6,000 circulars to all the active pronounced Ilepublicans of Indiana, requesting each indicate bis first choice for President. As a result Mr. Blaine had 1,882 votes, Gen. Grant 1,600, John Sherman 1,352, E. B. Washburn 71, and Juhn A. Logan three. in some of the eastern States this ratio would not hold good, still we opine there would be not a shadow of doubt as to the result of the nominating convention, could the Blaine and Grant interest coalesce on Mr. Blaine, wbo. by more rightsthan one, is entitled to the nomination. Mr. Sherman would make a good candidate, and because of his hard money principies, would be apt to draw quite extcnsively from the hard money Democrats, unlecs their party should place in nomination a better candidate than is their wont. It h certain that, owing to the successful termination of affaire in Maine, that the Blaine stock has been rapidly teuding upward, and the numerous votes he received at the last Republican national convent ion attests his popularity throuph the country, not one jot or titlo of which he has lost since that tiine. As a question of availability, he ccrtainly has more points than Gen. Grant, who has unavoidably esíranged a large number of prominent Republicans, many of whom, even if they did not openly oppose hiiu, would do so secretly because of some private pique should he receive the nomination.


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