At last the dawn of a better day appears. On Thursday Kepresentative Orth of Indiana, presentad in the House a memorial of the Women's Christian Teniperance Union of Indianapolis, praying that all United States officers be required to take an oath of total abstinence from intoxieating liquors during their term of office The petition was graciously received and referred to the Committee on Civil Service Reform. That committee whose herculean labora have so purified the civil service, imuiediatoly undertook the consideration of this deared reform, and at no distaut day they will undoubtedly report favorably upon the nieasure. That the House will hesitate about passing Buch an enactment no person of sound judgment can possibly anticípate. It mav receiv"e slight opposition in the Senate," on account of the conservative tendency of that dignified body, but it must soon become a law. The good example that will then be set by all government officials will quickly be followed by private citizens, and temperance, law and order will reign supreme ; and all through the earnest petition of the good womeu of Indianapolis. - Free l'ress. The Flint Citizen, has been shown two intere8ting fossils which are thus described : " The larger one is shaped somewhat like an elephant's tusk and ig 24 inches long round the outside of the curve ; 15 1 2 inches in circumference at the base, and taporing gradually to ú inches at the top. The surfaoe is raarked longitudinally with close lines resembling crimping and it is encircled its whole length with rings about half an inch apart, and laininated toward the lower end. The smaller one is brokcn at both ends, 11 inches long, nearly circular, 7 inches in circumference, crimped on tbe surface like the large one, and jointed in tour places that were probably flexible when it lived." They were found in Sutton's quarry, at Flushmg.