Mr. iSlaine, ínñis enteriaining ura'j Yeare of Congress," thus speaksof General ',:uta, the Democratie Presidential candiilate, who led his party to disastrous defeat 1 a the election of 1848 : " The Democratie candidate was a man of high character. He had served creditably in the early part of the war of 1812, had been Governor of Michigan Territory from 1813 to 1831, had been five years Secrctary of War under General Jackson and had gone to France as Minister in 1830. He remained at the Court of Loui Philippe, where he received minute consideration forsixyears. When he returned to thicountry ia 1842, at sixty years of age, ha undoubtedly intended to re-enter politica! Ufe." Popular ovations were arranged for hiin as he journeyed westward, and by the time he reached hi home in Detroit General Cnss was publicly recognized as a candidate for the Presidency. "By remaining iu the field as a candidate," says Mr. Blaine, " he deeply wounded Mr. Van Buren, dlsrejarded a personal and political friendship of thirty years' duration and sundered ties which Ufe waa too short to re-imite." In the end Mr. Van Burcn's enmity defeated General Cass when he obtained the nomination in 1848. The dead statesman will always have a warm place in the heart of the people of Michigan, because of his many services in her behalf and because of the lustre which he shod upon her. She has had no Presidential candidate siuce, and the outlook for her having one in the near future is not pro ruising. Cassopolis has been named after him, and so long as tliat thriftj; town prospera and grows his many virtues will be extolled. It is in Cas¦opolis that Mr. Smith Wooden lives, whose name is mentioned here because he is the author of the following interestiug letter : ' Nothing has ever relieved my wife ot rheumatism and neuralgia so much as Athlophoros. I always keep it in the house and cheerfully recommend it to others." An equally good opinión of the medrdne is expressed by Charles Latourett, oi Brailley, as follows: " I wonld say in favor of Athlophoro that one bottle entirely cured me of rheumatiim which had been treated by some ot rmr best physicians without avail. 1 can highly recommend it to all suifering from the same disease." O. Wiesinger & Son, druggiats, of Adri:in, report this gratifying case : " Last fall, along about November Ist, wo sold a man a bottle of Athlophoros for his father, who had not walked more than two or three blocks at a time in about two vears. After taking one bottle of the medicine he walked down to our store, which is very nearly two miles from his house, and purchased the second bottle himself. This was four days from the time he first commenced taking Athlophoros. He has taken five bottles of the medicine and says lie thinks he is entirely free from rlieumatism. The gentleman is in the neighborhood ofsixty years of age and lookshealthy and robust now." If you cannot pet Athlophoros of your rtruein wewiU send it expresa naiil, on receipt of reguliir price- one dollar per bottlp. We prefer ihat you buy it from your dnigjtist, but if he hann't it do not be porsuadcd to try somethinK els, hut order at once from us, as diretted. ATHLoruOBos Co., 112 WU Street, New York. The óormnn Reichstag was formally opened on the 19th. The Emperor in his speech said that the relations wlflj all countries were friendly. A Disp.vTCH on the 19th from the British expedition advanoing on the capital of Burmah says gome British shells accidentally set firo to the town of Minhla, and it was deRtroyed. Tuk other night friends of the late Louis Riel at St. Anne, Cao., burned all the members of the Federal Cabinet in efHgy. De Lesseps, the great englneer, celebrated bis eigbtieth birthday in Paris on the 19th. All the f oreign ambassadors in Paris v isited liiui bnd pitl ¦?!¦ iwjjwjW. llo .ooi-r od many presente. Dispatcheb from Battleford, in the far Northwest, were of an alarming nature on the 2Oth to the Canadian Government. It was reported that an Indian uprising was feared, the different tribes joining to begin a war of massacre and buming. A Türkish army was on the 20th reported as gathering at Salónica with the supposed object of extending aid to the Bulgarians. The Bulgarians had on the 30th driven the Servians back to Dragomán Pass, the latter losing eight hundred men in the bat lle.