The iniiual meeting of the State Teachers' Assoclation will lic held at Jacksun, December 2üth and 27th. The Assoclatlim will meet at the Baptist Churcti on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock and close on Friday evening. Teacher from all parta of the State are cordially Invited to attend. Eöbrts are being made to ftirnlsli entertain ment frec of expense for ladlcs espcclally. A new feature of this meeting will be a supper for members of the Afmoc'.atlun on the evening of the day when tlie cxercise close. Addrcsses are expected from the followlng gentleme i : Prest. Jame.i fl. Angelí, of the Michigan University, Prest. T. C. Abbott, of the Agrlcultural College, Prof. C. A. Kent, of the Michigan Law School, Prof. J. Etabrook, Principal of tho Htate Normal School, Prof. J. M. B BUI, Principal of Young Ladles' Seralnary, Detroit, Prof. U. W. Latvton, öupt, of Schools, Jackeon, Prof. W. f. Perry, Supt. of Schools, Ann Arbor, Prof. C. B. Thom as, Hupt of Nllcs Schools, I. Wellington Principal of Detroit High School, Prof. E. A. Strong. Principal or Grand RapMsHIgh School, Prof. W. H. Payne, öupt. of Adrián Schools. The meeting promlscs to bc the most lnstructlve and attractivc one held for many yoarn, and it !s sincerely hoppd that the atteudance of teachers will bo largc. Clabkkck Kisg, United States Geoloelst, has knoclred the diamond speculatlon "higher than Gilderoy klte." He fonnd the diamondlltlilg "salted." Stock In a siigle company had been sold belore hls exposure amountlns to f2.000,000, and arrangementi were being perfected to work the claim on a large scale. Gen. McClel land and Samuel Barlow, of Kew York were bit to the tnne of $700,000. It is sald that .Iasin, the "expert" sent oul by tlu-JSan Francisco capitalista to examine the cluim and who reported It very rich, had 1,000 sliarea. He looked on with his iingers in his mouth while Ahnold aud Si.ack, originators of the fraud , astonislied him by dl ing up the dlnmouds and rubíes they had previously planted. The diamouds were bought in London. Tho following hundsome and deoerved compliment to the second edition of Judge Cooley'8 Blackstone is from a recent issue of the Albany Argus : Mossrs C;illaghan & Company, of Chicago, are tho publiehers ofthe second nnd revised edition of Cooley Blackiten, which has boen recently issued, and it is an honor to that Western city to be the place of publicHtioii of tho verjr best edition of Blackstone published in America. Thosto who have compared it with the latost edition of the samo work by Judge Sharswood, indeed, find that Judgo Cooley cites many more authorities, and is more accurate than Judgo Sharswood. Such has been tho industiy of Judge Cooley in collecting and citing the cases to the latest date before going to press, that his notes will be very useful to attorneys in preparing briefs ubon any of the many important questions discussed in the text. This editiou ot' Blackstone's Commentaries is now used in Harvard University and Columbia College, and in the Jaw school in this city, and ought to be adopted as a text-book in all the law Hchools.