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THE RE are said to be 292,160 persons
In New York City who do not speak
CHINA now furnishes a third only of
the toa used in England. India furnish
es the greater part
GENERAL GREELEY predicts that the
hottest days of the coming summer
will be July 14, 15 and 16. -t
SOME scamp recently decorated, in
the night, the great door of Sing Sing
(N. prison with the legend: "Hair
cut while you wait."
GENERAL SHERIDAN has for several
years been at work upon his war
memoirs, and with the past few days
ho completed the last chapter.
AY GOULD claims that the under
ground railways of London make no
better time than do the elevated trains
of New York, and says they are dark
and stifling with smoke.
THE richest child in America is said
to be May Sharpless, a little miss of
nine years, who is worth $9,000,000 in
her own right. Ex-Governor Abbett,
of New Jersey, is her guardian, her
father being dead.
FOLLOWING the example set by the
Illinois General Assembly last yor the
Ohio Legislature has passed a bill pro
hibiting the sale of cigarettes or of to
bacco in any of its forms to boys under
sixteen years of age.
THE RE is still in force in Rhode
Island a law forbidding the smoking
of a cigar on the main street of any
city in the State, and in Vermont the
smoking of a cigar on the street on
Sunday is made a misdemeanor.
THE wart on the face of General
Grant, which is faithfully reproduced
in his portraits on the genuine five
dollar silver certificates, is lacking in
the counterfeit, and its omission fur
nishes a ready method of detection.
A COLORED boy less than six years
old, whose people live near Cincinnati,
has developed a phenomenal degree of
juvenile fiendishness. Left alone in
the house with twin babies ten months
of age he broke both thighs of one and
the thigh and arm of the other.
THE RE is some virtue in the hind-le^s
of a mule after all. A South Carolina
man who had shot and killed a negro
without provocation was acquitted on
the ground of insanity, it being in
proof that the defendant had some
years before been kicked in the head
by a mule.
HE craze now is the discovery of
prodigies. As a result we have reports
from Kansas of a six-year-old orator,
from Newark. N. J., of a ten-year-old
essayist, and from Nebraska of a iif
teen-y ear-old editor. Musicians range
all the way from three to a dozen
years of age, and preachers are deliver
ing sermons from cradles.
HE American hog, which is found
to be wholesome to American stomachs,
does not stand well in the estimation
of the effete civilizations of the Old
World. Denmark has joined in the
crusade against him, the Government
having issued a decree prohibiting the
importation of our pork products in
IT is saiil that some of ihe San Fran
cisco custom-house inspectors have
been making money fast by a conspir
acy to evade the anti-Chinese regula
tions. Chinamen were hirod to obtain
certificates that would entitle them to
go back to China and then return.
These certificates they never used, but
the inspectors sent them to China and
sold them in large numbers to parties
shipping fresh loads of the interdicted
THE paper doors now coming into
use are claimed to possess the advan
tage over wood of neither shrinking,
swelling, cracking nor warping. They
are formed of two thick paper boards,
stamped and moulded into panels
and glazed together with glue and
potash, and then rolled through heavy
rollers. After being covered with a
waterproof coating, and then one that
is fireproof, they are painted, varnished
and hung in the usual wav.
TWEN TY years ago women could not
vote anywhere. To-day they have
full snffi-a-ge in Washington and Wy
oming Territories municipal suffrage
in Kansas municipal suffrage (single
women and widows) in England, Scot
land, Ontario and Nova Scotia and
school suffrage in these fourteen of the
United States: New Hampshire, Ver
mont, Massachusetts, New York, New
Jersey, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska,
Minnesota, Kentucky, Indiana, Mich
igan, Oregon and Wisconsin. These
facts must be gratifying to female suf
EDITOR SHEPARD, the purchaser of
the Now York Mail and Express, has
ordained that a verse of the Scriptures
shall head the editorial column of his
paper every day. He commenced with
the hrst chapter of Genesis, the suppo
sition being that he intends to go
through the Bible in this way. Mr.
Shepard says that the reason for his
plan is that he may spread the Gospel
among the heathen, which is a very in
telligent reply to those persons who
have been persistently guying him
since the appearance in his journal of
the first text.
SOME two thousand married people
residing in Camden, N. J., and vicinity
nre not a little disturbed to find that
they, are no more married than if they
had neVer heard of such a thing as a
minister. "The cause of the trouble is
one Dr. J. J. Sleeper, who two years
Ago was deposed from his priesthood
in the Episcopal church. Since that
time Mr. Sleeper has been solemniz
ing marriage services, but the law of
the State provides that only regularly
officiating ministers shall perform this
ooremony. The people feel Bhaky aa
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
9 FIFTIETH CONGRESS.
THURSDAY, April 5.The Bond-Purchase
bill was passed in the Senate, and with it
an amendment providing for additional
coinage to take the place of surrendered
National bank circulation. Mr. Wilson (la.)
spoke on tne President's message, and de
nounced free trade theories. In the House
the entire session was consumed in filibus
tering over the Direct-Tax bill.
FRIDAY, April 6. In the Senate a
bill was introduced to repeal the statute
which provides that no person wno served
in the late war on the Confederate Bide shall
hold any position in the United States army.
Among the pension bills passed were the
following: To the widow of General Kil
patriok, $100 a month widow of General
Robert Anderson, $100 a month increas
ing the pension of the oldest revolutionary
pensioner on the rolls, Nancy Bains, umety
six years of aee, from $8 a month to an
amount nob fixed, bub lef to the Secretary
of the Interior, and to Dr. Mary E. Walker,
$25 a month. Adjourned to the 9th. In
the House the entire session was again con
sumed in filibustering over the Direct-Tax
SATURDAY, April 7.There was no session
of the Senate. In the House the entire ses
sion was again consumed in filibustering
over the Direct-Tax bilL
MONDAY, April 9. In the Senate the
bill for the admission of Dakota into the
Union and for the organization of the Ter
ritory of Lincoln was considered, but no
action was taken. Bills were introduced for
a permanent court of arbitration between
the United States and Great Britain and
France, and for the completion of the direct
tax ($20,000,000) of 1861. In the House
the deadlock over the D:ret-Tax bill still
continued, with no prospect of coming to
A VACAKCY was created on the 5 th among
the Major-Generals of the army by the plac
ing of General Alfred H. Terry upon the
AT the closing session of the National
Woman Suffrage Association in Washington
on the 5th it was voted that a memorial be
presented to Congress and the States, ask
ing for the removal of the political disabil
ities of women, and that delegates be sent
to each of the political parties asking for
the recognition of their political rights
ON the oih the Democratic convention to
elect two delegates to lepreseni the Dis
trict of Colum bia at the National conven
tion was held Washington.
THE House Committee on Post-offices on
the 6th completed the consideration of the
Post-office Appropriation bill. Aa agreed
upon it appiopriates $60,15*3,340, against
revised estimates by the Postmaster-Gen
eral of $90,220,840.
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND on the 6th sent to
the Senate the name of Brigadier-General
George Crook to succeed General Terry as
THEEE wera 199 iusiness failures in the
United States during the seven days ended
on the 6fch, against 179 the previous seven
THE President on the 6th signed the bill
granting a pension to Mrs. John A. Logan
and the act increasing the pension of Mrs.
Frank P. Blair.
AT twenty-six leading clearing-houses in
the United States the exchanges during the
week ended on the 7th aggregated $1,040,-
908,800, against $798,915,154, the pre
vious week. As compared with the corre
sponding week of 1887 the increase
amounted to 5 7 per cent
THE United States Supreme Court on the
9th sustained the validity of the law of
Pennsylvania prohibiting the manufacture
and sale of any of the forms of imitation
butter or cheese.
ON ihe 9th orations eulogizing the life
and services of the late Chief-Justice Waite
were delivered in the United States Su
IN the Delamater iron-works in New York
City six men were fatally burned on the
5th by molten iron which was accidentally
poured over them.
ON the 5fch full returns from the recent
Rhode Island election gave Royal C. Tait
(Rep.) tor Governor a majoniy of 1,984.
The suffrage amendment has 573 over the
necessary three-ntths vote. The Senate
stands: Republicans, 25 Democrats, 6 no
election, 5. House: Republicans, 54 Dem
ocrats, 10 Prohibition, 1 no election, 7.
A FESE the village of Amesbury, Mass.,
on the 5th nearly wiped out the place.
NEW YORK Democrats will meet in New
York City May 15 to elect delegates to the
THE death of Jacob Sharp, notorious for
his conncc&ion with New York street rail
way schemes, who was under a sentenc} of
five years' imprisonment for bribing alder
men, occurred at his home in that city on
the 5th, at the age of seventy-one years.
MRS. MARY SMITH, of Wanemac, Po., was
making whisky on the 6bh when her cloth
ing caught fire and she was burned to ck- th,
and her three children, who tried to s.. :s
her, were fatally burned.
THE manager of the Italian bank Avel
linese, New York City, decamped on the
6th with $30,000. All tha depositors were
poor and ignorant Italians
THG death of General Q. A. Gilmore, the
hero of Fort Pulaski daring the late war,
occurred in Brooklyn, N. on the 7th, at
the age of sixty-three years
AT Craigville, N. Y., the boiler of an en
gine on the Erie railroad exploded on the
7th, killing Engineer John Bodme, Con
ductor John Clark and Fireman Boyee.
IN New York on the 7th Hans Stackried
and his wife, living great poverty, com
mitted suicide by taking noison, and died
within an hour of each other. Drea-1 ot
starvation was the cause.
THE Elba Iron & Bolt Company and the
Conttnental TubJ Company, at Pittsburgh,
Pa, suspended payment on the 7th, with
total liabilities of $527,000.
LETTERS received at Augusta*, Me., on the
7th stated that James G. Blame and fam
ily would arrive in this cour*ry about the
ADVICES received on the 9th were to the
effect that theRusRian government had for
bidden the American Bible Society and the
British and Foreign Bible Society to dis
tribute Bibles Russia.
SEVEKAL Government employes in the
Boston Custom House struck on the 9th
because of the many hours they were re
quired to work and unjust treatment
AT a session of the New England Meth
odist Conference, on the 9th at Milford,
Masa, resolutions expressing indignation at
the pending action by Congress forbidding
the landing in America of any Chinese ex
cept officials and public men were passed
A FRESHET occurred on the 9th in Massa
chusetts, doing much damage along the
IN the New York Legislature the Assem
bly killed the Wo man Suffrage bill on the
WEST AND SOUTH.
SEVERAL buildings Sioux City, la,
were destroyed by a tornado on the 5th,
and another cloud tore up the Hliuois Cen
tral track at Marcus, fifty miles distant
THBEE young children of Frank Dent, of
Springfield, O., died on the 5th from the
effects of drinking water from an old well
into which rats poisoned with arsenic had
AN order was issued by Mayor Roche, of
Chicago, on the 5th that after May 1 no
licenses will be issued to saloons within
two hundred feet of churches and schools,
and that all saloons must be closed at mid
REPUBLICANS of Wisconsin will meet at
Madison on the 9th of May to elect dele
gates tq the National convention.
ATMankato, Minn., many houses on the
flats were on 6 th flooded up to the middle
of the windows and the river was still ris
ing. West Mankato was submerged.
LIGHTNING struok the new $10,000
Oldiertf jnonumeat on the Otb, & Mout
Hope Cemetery at Logansport, Ind., and
badly shattered it
EIOHT miles of farming country near Con-'
nersville, Ind., were swept by a cyclone on
the 6th, many buildings being wrecked and
fences and timber swept away.
ON the tjtiithe banks of the river at Rook
bUs, IaqHntfowed and carried away a
l^Jl-dam^WBfra and three houses.
THE Legislature of Ohio on the 6th passed
a law creating a State Board of Pardons,
which is to be appointed by the Governor.
ON the evening of the 6bh the founding of
the Grand Army of the Republic on April
6, 1866, was celebrated at Decatur, 111., by
a reunion of Decatur Post, No. 1, the first,
IN Chicago on the evening of the 6th Bt"
Rev. Bishop Ireland, of St. Paul, addressed
a large audience at Central Music Hall, his
subject being The Saloon," which he said
was the evil of the century and the curse of
mankind. The Bishop said the remedy was
to be found in law, a restrictive license and
A DYNAMITE explosion killed four men on
the 8 th at Miller's Station, Ind.
IN the Cedar river at Waverly, la a
flood had on the 6th submerged one-half of
the city, causing great damage.
THE new municipal board of Mount Car
roll, EL, has decided to grant no liquor
license in that town for one year.
ON the 7th the centennial anniversary of
1he settlement of Marietta, O., by General
Rufus Putnam and other pioneers was cele
brated. Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts,
was the orator of the day, and Governor
Foraker made the speech of welcome.
IN Minnesota swollen rivers and streams
had on the 8th caused the greatest flood
known there in seven years. Every creek
had become a raging torrent, and thou
sands of acres of land were overflowed,
cattle had been drowned, bridges washed
away, and railway traffic was suspended
in every direction. Many persons had been
compelled to flee from their homes for
AFIRE destroyed the principal business
block at Cherokee, Kan., on the 7th. Loss,
IN Union and Livingston counties, Ky.,
a tornado on the 7th wrecked many build
ings, swepfraway large forests and killed
ON the 7th the troubles on the Burling
ton road Chicago were again declared at
an end, the recent disturbance not being a
strike but simply a disinclination to work
on the part of a few yardmasters.
AT Cherokee, la an epidemic of measles
prevailed on the 7th, where there were
over five hundred cases, and several deaths
A GOBGE gave way in the river near Jud
son, Minn., on the 9th, drowning four men
and flooding the surrounding country.
THE tailure of J. D. Allen & Bros., large
land and cattle owners at Hartland, Kan.,
occurred on the 9th for $100,000.
NEAR Galconada, Ind, boys on the 9th
drove away with stones a couple of Mor
mon missionaries seeking converts.
AT Leavenworth, Kan., a large flow of
petroleum was struck on the 9bh at a depth
of 1,806 feet.
OPERATIONS were commenced on the 9th
in the new copper rolling-mills at Dollar
Bay, Mich., the largest in the world.
I HE discovery of vast fields of black sand,
rich in gold, about two hundred miles
northwest of Sitka, had caused unwonted
excitement among the miners of Alaska on
the 9 th, and numerous parties had started
for the scene.
FIBE destroyed the State Normal School
building at Terre Haute, Ind., on the 9th.
At the time eight hundred pupils were in
the building, but all escaped. Loss, $189,-
ON the 9 th George Burla, thirteen years
old, son of a well-known citizen of Jeffer
sonviile, Ind., hanged himself rather than
NEARLY the entire business portion of
Tavares, in Southern Florida, an important
railroad center, was wiped out byfireon
ON the 5th four thousand Irish emigrants
sailed from Queens town for America
ON the 6&h Sir John A. Macdonald ex
pressed himself as being in favor of com
mercial reciprocity between Canada and
the United States.
FIGHTING recent broke out between the
Spanish garrison and Zoolos natives, and
ten Spaniards and one hundred natives
were killed and many wounded.
SEBIOUS rioting occurred at K'lrush, En
nis, Kanturk and other places Ireland
on the 8th between the police and the peo
ple over the attempt of the latter to hold
National League meetings, and many per
sons were injured, some fatally.
ADVICES of the 7th from Montevideo re
port the loss of the steamship Rio Janeiro.
She had one hundred and twenty passen
gers on board, all of whom were supposed
to be lost
IN Pcsth and other parts of Hungary
floods and a water-spout on the 7th cause
a loss of 1,000,000 florins
ON the 7th a tornado did great damage to
property in the native quarter of Dacca,
India,and nineteen persons were killed.
I HE Senate on the bth confirmea tue
nomination of .Tared Rathbone, of Califor
nia, as consul-general at Paris.
JUDGE INGRAM, in the New York supreme
court on the 11th, gave a decision adjudg
ing that the assignment which the great
dry goods house of Halstead, Homes & Co.
made in lfcSl be set aside as be'ng in fraud
of the rights of the croditors This house
failed for over 1,000,000.
AT Pittsburg, Pa on the 11th, Ensign
Ryan of the U. S. Navy, and J. H. Meade,
president of tho Arctic lea Company, were
arrested charged with the abduction of the
seventeen-year old d.ughter of W. J. Par
sons of Al'egheny City.
THE Oregon Republicans held their state
convention at PortUnd on the Utta. W. P.
Loi\t was nominate! for Supreme Judge
and Congressman Herman was re
ONE HUNDRED laborers Lulding a tunnel
at Cumberland Gap, T.nn., struck work
aud attacked the men hire to take their
pJa-eswitb rifles and pistols, killing five
and wounding more than a dozen.
Tui president on the 11th rn:nmuted to
imprisonment for twenty-oie years the sen
tence of death impossd in the case of Rich
ard Sou herland, conv cted in the western
dibtrict of Arkansas of murder in the In-
'd'an Terri'ory. He was to have been
uanged on the 27th inst.
AT Marion, O., on the 11th, m-mbers of
ifcwo gun clubs commenced killing sparrows
on account o" their large number. The
town offered ten cents a dozen for the
AT New York on the 11th, Recorder
Ismythe rendered his decision in the
GouH-Sage matter. His honor denies the
rpphcation to submit the complaint of the
Kansas Pacific bondholders to the grand
THE case against John Coughlin, who was
on trial for the second time at Ravenna,
Ohio, for the murder of Detective William
Hulligan, was dismissed by the prosecution
on the 11th.
SENOB GALINDEZ, a wealthy merchant of
Havana, Cuba, who was recently kidnapped
by bandits, has been released on the pay
ment of 17,000 in go'd.
CARL SCHCBZ and family sailed for
Europe on the 11th v,
DST. CTIVE ALDRICH returned to Chicago
on the 11th from his fruitless chase after
'I ascott The Se- geant say he has traveled
uvery inch of round from St Paul to
ashington territory, invading the queen's
dominion at W innipeg through the North*
west territory. Tascott was hear i of every
where, but all the UM tUajt were followed
II "'M'" iMuummjl iMillif11!1!^
Hie Great Statesman's Opposition to
Proposed Marriage of Prince Alexander
to Princess Victoria Causes Hi to
Tender His ResignationLove for His
Country Impels Him Afterward to Re
consider His Action and Remain at the
BERLIN, April 9.Prince Bismarck aga!n
offered his resignation Saturday, and again
withdrew it Prince Alexander will come
to Charlottenburg next Thursday, and will
be betrothed to Princess Victoria in June.
Prince Bismarck has withdrawn his resig
nation, but solely from the consideration
that the domination of Empress Victoria
would speeddy lead to the breaking-up of
Nothing since the accession of Emperor
Frederick has occurred that has so strongly
animated the Prussian conservatives against
the Empress as the marriage question. It
now becomes known that the Empress will
impel her helpless husband to thwart Prince
Bismarck, without regard to the respect
due to the late Emperor or to the national
The conflict between the Emperor and.
Prince BismarcS over the proposed mar
riage of Princess Victoria to Princ9 Alex
ander has ceasei for the present Negotia
tions on the subject are passing between
Emperor Frederick and the Czar.
It is confirmed in ministerial circles that
the crisis terminated on Friday. The
Cologne Gazette states that the matter was
settled as Prince Bismarck desired. The
semi-official organs are either silent on the
subject or simply state that the crisis con
tinues, the marriage project not being
abandoned. In liberal o:rcle3 Prince von
Hohenlohe is spoken of as the successor of
The National Zeitung says that the be
tlrothal is postponed, but that circum
stances may-arise under which Prince Bis
marck w.'ll no longer oppose th3 union.
An official note, sent, as sometimes now
happens, through Vienna, says that in con
sequence of a memorandum laid before the
Emperor by Prince Bismarck setting forth
the difficulties which, from a political point
ot view, stand in the wi of a matri
monial alliance between Prince Alex mder
and Princess Victoria, it has been ar
ranged that the affair shall be postponed
until the political objections now raised
shall cease to operate. The establishment
of settled order in Bulgaria and the re
moval of all possibility of Alexander's rais
ing the rallying-cry will deprive .the mar
riage of its political importance.
The visit of the Queen of England to
Charlottenberg, therefore, will take plaoe
as arranged, but the betrothal will not pub
licly be brought iorward on the occasion.
This is an official statement, and simply
means that Prince Bismarck's advice has
Nothing in Prince Bismarck's life is so
honorable, so full of self-command and
loyalty to Germany, and his temporary
submission to the Empress' regime He
has the enthusiastic support of Count
von Moltke and other leaders of the army
and the leaders of the Conservative
and National Liberal parties, and even has
the begrudged approval of the progressive
chiefs. The Chancellor does not therelore
rely on the Military party. He has the sup
port of the whole coun ry and of the royal
heads of the German federation, and is ab
solute master ot the situation.
Prince Bismarck is seriously ill. When
he announced a few days ago, after his dif
ference with tbe Emperor, that his health
would force him to res gn, it was looked
upon as a pretext. Undoubtedly it was
only half true at the time but since then
the Chancellor's illness has grown into an
accomplished fact. He was more effected
by the death of his idol, the late Kaiser,
than tbe public, which believes him to be a
man of non insensibility, imaginea He
does not cease to mourn the late King
William. Concerning the details of his lilt
ness, the most profound secrecy is en
Bismarck's opposition to the marriage
projects ol the Empress is now attributed
here to his almost p^Jhetic devotion to his
iate King's wishes, coupled with the de
sire to nip petticoat government in
the bud. When William I of Ger
many was dying a month ago he drew
Bismarck down to his pillow and urged
him to treat the Czar of Russia, tne dymg
monarch's nephew, with great considera
tion. Before the old Kaiser had been dead
a month the wife of hia successor endeav
ors to marry her second daughter to Prince
Alexander of Batlenberg, wnom the Czar
regards with such bitter and implaca
ble hatred that the wedding would, in
B.smarck's opinion, bring about the lupture
with Russia which Jihe dying iug wjshed
BO earnest'y to avoid. The late monarch
said when the propose'! match was men
tioned to him by his English daughter- n-
law, now the Empress: "1 will never con
sent to the marriage of the Princess to that
LONDON, April 9.The Government is
concerned in regard to the Berlin crisis. ID
is feared that the growing irritation in Ger
many against the Empress and her mother,
Queen V^ctorja, will eutend to the
Butish nation, resulting in the destruction
of the cordial relations now existing be
tween the two empires. It is stated that
Lord Salisbury has begged the Queen to
deBist from interfering in the controversy
over the marriage of Prince Alexander and
Samuel \V. Brooks Slakes Another Effort
to Save Murleror Maxwell,
rx LOUIS, 'April 9 Samuel W Brooks,
father of Hugh M. Brooks, alias W T.
Maxwell, has written a long and touching
appeal to the American people to help him
Sive his boy from the gallows. It
fills nearly ssvon columns. The eldsr
Brooks gives his reasons for asking public
assibtance in this way: The injustice of his
son's trial and the hardships of the Mis
souri State laws, which acted entirely in
favor of the lower courts to the exclusion
of the defendant's chances, the incom
petence of two jurors, the errors in
the criminal judge's instructions, the
failure of the court to admit proof of the
accused's good character, the suppression
of evidence, and particularly the frequent
ly-denounced Dingfelder plot by which an
alleged confession was obtained from
Brooks through a detective incarcerated in
the St Louis jail. This is urged meas
ured and respectful, but strong, language.
A Hundred .Lives L.ost.
BUENOS AYRES, April 9 A special dis
patch from Montevideo reports the loss of
the steamship Rio Janeiro. She had 120
Das3engers on board
One hundred years ago, the town
of Wilton, N. H., passed the following
vote: "That the town provide one
barrel West India rum, five barrels
New England rum, one' barrel good
brown sugar, half a box of good
emons, two loaves of loaf sugar, for
framing and raising said meeting
Miss Giddy (at a progressive
euchre party) "Just look at me, Mr.
Lavisher, with this horrid fool's cap
for a booby prize. I look like a
fright." Mr. Lavisher (never lost for
a compliment)"O, not at all. It's
becoming. Just suits your style of
.iBrown to Robinson"Let us
cross the street. I see Smith coming,
and I don't want to meet him. I owe
him a little money." Robinson
You're all right here. He'll cross the
street as soon as he sees us. He owes
i-n* l_W would rather meet and do
business with a square-toed highway
robber than encounter a sancti
monious, two-faced hypocrite, -vMar
tha's Vineyard fiemid.
us Scenes at Various Town* In Ire
land on SundayThe League Meetings
Stopped by tUe Authorities Several
Collisions Occur in Which Many Persons
we HuilO'Brien's Defiance.
KTLBUSH, April 9.On Saturda^ night
some policemen who were trying to pre
vent the erection of a platform for the
meeting announced to be held Sunday were
pelted with stones by a mob and were com
pelled to charge the crowd. Many civilians
were badly injured.
Mr. Tanner, member of Parliament, held
a meeting outside Macroom at 5 o'clock
Sunday morning. He there burned a copy
of the Government proclamation. At 2 p.
m., the advertised hour, he attempted to
hold another meeting, when the volioe re
moved him from the ground. There was
only slight excitement
About 6,000 persons belonging to the
various league branches of Kilrush as
sembled at 9:30 o'clock p. m. There was a
large contingent on horseback The police,
led by Magistrates Welch and Irwin)
charged the crowd, injuring many. A
number of triumphal arches were torn
down. Father Glynn, of Kilmihill, was at
tacked by two policemen with rifles. A
farmer felled one policeman to the ground
with a blackthorn stick
A riot being imminent the Berkshire regi
ment, with fixed bayonets, led by Captain
Lynch, charged the crowd and many
persons were badly wounded. Order
was somewhat restored on the
crowd being appealed to by priests
and Messrs. Redmond and Crilly, members
of Parliament. Mr. Redmond then at
tempted to organize the meeting which had
been heretofore announced, but was pre
vented by Magistrate Irwin. Mr. Redmond
protested that the Government's action in
proclaiming the meeting was illegal, and,
together with the priests, advised
the multitude to disperse. Ten persons
were seriously wounded with batons and
bayonets and two mounted policemen were
injured with stones. There are three seri
ous cases in the hospital The town was
quiet throughout the evening.
ENNIS, April 9.Messrs. Davitt, O'Connor,
Rev. Mr. Corry and other league leaders
left Carmody's Hotel in Ennis at 2
o'clock Sunday afternoon and drove
ten miles into the country, followed
by eighty hussars under Colopel Turner.
By a preconcerted arrangement Mr. Con
don, M. P., remained town to hold the
proposed meeting in an unoccupied store.
This programme leaked out and a cordon of
soldiers was placed around the building.
The doors of the building had been barri
caded, but soon g-ive way to sledge-ham
mers in the hands of the police. This
aroused despsrat3 resistance on the part
of the people present, and many were
injured, including a reporter of the Iiish
Times. Fifty persons were arrested,
among them Mr. Dunleavy, editor of the
Clare Independent. Mr. Halpm, a poor law
guardian, waa also there. Ram is falling
in torrents. Cavalry and infantry are pa
tiolling the town. The men arrested were
LOUGHEEA, April 9.-Mr. O'Brien held his
meeting. While the police were dispersing
the people Mr. O'Brien epok ten minutea
He called the police cowards for not arrest
ing him instead of ill-treating the people
Mr. O'Brien left the Bishop's residence
at 2 p. nt., followed by a crowd
numbering 4,000 persons, and took
his way toward a field outside the town,
where a platform had been erected. He
was met by an imposing force of police
and military, which barred the way.
Mr O'Brien then called to the people to
halt and addressed the magistrate to
the following effect: "I wish to hold a
meeting to tell the people the truth about
English rule in Ireland, but no meeting will
be held if it has been resolved to disperse
the people forcibly. The magistrate replied
that he could not allow the meeting to be
held. Mr. O'Brien then insisted upon his
right to hold the meeting, saying that he
took all responsibility upon himself, and
asked the magistrate that it force beusel to
use it upon him, not upon the people. A long
colloquy between the two then ensued, Mr.
O'Brien insisting thac his arrest would end
the meeting, and that if any other action
was taken the responsibility would rest on
the police. The crowd then advanced to
ward the platform and the police imme
diately attacked them, knocking down
those who resisted. Only Mr. O'Brien and
two clergymen were left.
Stones now began to fly and the police
brought their batons into requisition. At
this critical moment Father Meagher, in a
few well-chosen word3, begged the crowd
to desist from violence, but his efforts were
only partially successful. The police then
pressed upon tin people and cleared the
held, several civilians receiving scalp
wounds in the operation.
At 4:30 O'CIOCK Mr. O'Brien addressed a
meeting at Temperance Hall. A few
clergymen and about twenty of tbe leading
Nationalists were present Police arrived
on the ground after the meeting had closed.
KANTUEK, April 9 Several hundred men
with National League cards displayed on
their caps paraded here yesterday.
In accordance with the announcement of
a league meeting Messrs. Healy and F^yun,
after considerable trouble in evad
ing the police, attempted to ad
dress a crowd of people that had
assembled in the town. They failed, as the
crowd was immediately dispersed by the
police. In the meantime, however, a suc
cessful meeting had been held two miles
ou'side the town.
The proposed league meeting at Rams
grange was postponed for a week on ac
count of the presence of a formidable po
rlhree thousand persons assembled at
Miltown Malbay, but dispersed qu'etly on
the advice of the leaders when the police
threatened to charge.
Messrs. Tanner and O'Shea addressed
meetings at Macroom later the day,
evading the police.
To Pay the Mexican Debt.
OF MEXICO, April 9 General Diaz
yesterday issued an important financial de
cree providing that 20 per cent of all cus
toms duties alter May 1 shall be payable in
special certificates, to be issued by the
national treasury and sold by the bank of
Mexico and its agents. Any merchant or
importer failing to pay the required propor
tion of customs duties in such certificates
will be punished by a fine in twice the
amount he failed to pay. This decree is
issued in compliance with the terms of the
loan recently effected in Europe, by which
interest on the new debt is guaranteed by
one-fifth of the custom-housareceipta
Pearful Epidemic of Measles,
TEHEE HAUTE, Ind., April 9 The Wabash
valley is having a frightful epidemic of the
measlea "In this city the number of new
cases reported had averaged twenty-five a
day for two weeks. In many of the small
towns near here in Illinois and in this State
the schools have been more or less closed
since the i of the year, and in the little
town of Yermillion, in Edgar County, HI,
there have been fifteen deatha Iu Craw
fordsville, Ind., there were over 800 cases
in the month ot March.
A Hundred .Lives Lost.
BUENOS AYRES, April 9.A special dis
patch from Montevideo reports the losb of
thesteamship Rio Janeiro. She had 120
passengers on board.
Gave a $100,000,000 Mortgage.
HABBISBUBG, Pa April 9.Recorder
Schwab has received and filed the largest
mortgage ever recorded in Dauphin Coun
ty. It was for the sum of $100,000,000
from the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Company and the Reading Coal & Iron
Company, to the "Company tor Insurance
on Lives and Granting Annuities," of the
city of Philadelphia. It is dated January
3, 1888. It is printed in pamplet form,
making a book of 500 closely-printed
pagea The interest on it is to be 4 per
At Cambellsville. Ky., Sunday, after a
few moments' quarreling, Chirles Ramaey
killed Roderford Jeter, jr. Jeter leave* A
1rt?.e four ohUdiWM^jf-^M ja.^
sTHE COW-BOY COSSACKS
Follo-wing Fortune Through the Flames,
A Story of the Great Wart of To-day.
When the Grand Duke Alexis, of Russia,
visited the United States he was captivated
by the wild life of the far-western plains,
and took a great fancy to the cow-boys, who
reminded him of the famed Cossacks of his
own country. There were three cow-boya
of whom he became so fond that he in
vited them to visit him in Russia. One of
them was Jacques Dardeville, from New
Orleans another was Robert Macy, from
Nantucket, and the third was Rory O'Brien,
who came from Dublin when a baby. They
all had nicknames, DardevJle's being
"Daredev.1 Jack," Macy's Buckaro Bob,"
and O'Brien's "Little Bricks," from hia
small stature and gamy qualities in a row.
These cow-boys liked the Grand Duke so
well that they resolved to accept his invita
tion, and as soon as they could get ready,
they went to Russia, and hearing that
Alexis was in Moscow, they hastened thith
er. Shakespeare's Macbeth was to be played
at the theater in English on tue evening of
their arrival, and they went to see it,
General Skobeleff, the celebrated White
General," as he was called, who was the
idol of the Russian army, was present, and
Daredevil Jack, Buckaro Bob and Little
Bricks happened to sit in the parquet near
him and his friend General Krapotkin.
Skobeleff, who had been lold much by the
Grand Duke of his coY/-boy friends, sur
mised who they were.
Skobeleff, having fired a bullet through a
mirror at an aristocratic party, had been de
prived of his command, and knew that he
had got to do some daring deed at the be
ginning of the war with Turkey, then just
coming on, to get himself reinstated in the
royal favor. In order to succeed, he would
need some comrades skilled in horseman
ship, and of unflinching courage, and he at
once thought that the American cow-boys
would be just the men for him. He was
about to speak to them, when a loud ory
arose, and the scenery and stage were seen
to be on fire. At once, from every quarter,
arose the shrieks of women and the shouts
Within fif.y seconds the front of the
parquet was absolutely empty, Bave for
the three Americans and the two officers,
Skobeleff and Krapotkin, who had retained
their seats with imperturbable coolness.
Little Bricks said to Macy, a quiet way:
Recko tha ain' much show for us
Buckaro, unless thar's a door under that
stage." Then, as he glanced around at the
demoralized crowd behind
with some wonder:
Well,them, I swar tha
aint't two real men at last"
He referred to the two officers, who now
rose slowly from their seats and came to
wards the strangera
Skobeleff was as cool as a cucumber,as he
hell out his hand to Little Bricks, and said,
in excellent English, or rather Bhouted into
his ear:u Yo are a mclodyeiza brave fellow
How came you here? What brought you to
Russia, I meanV"
Little Bricks, grasping the hand extended
as if it hai been that of a comrade, yelled
back his answer in the other's ear:
"Came to see the Grand Duke Alexia
Met him on the plains We three helped
him his first buffalo hunt Asked us to call
on him, if we ever came to Roosha. Got on
a tear and came. Here we air. Know any
thing about the Grand Duke, stranger?"
"The Grand Duke is at SebastopoL You
know he IB in the navy, not the army. You
will not be able to do any thing with him in
this war, gentlemen. You had better come
with me. Hen is my card. If we get out of
this fire alive, call at that hotel in the morn
ing. Is that understood?"
Little Bricks nodded, and just at that
moment Krapotkin touched Skobeleff on the
arm, and pointed out that, under the stage,
the door by which the orchestra went out
and in, was wide open, and looked black,
as it there was no fire, in that direct'on.
The gesture was sufficient, and Skobeleff
touched the three cow-boys successively,
and pointed them to the door.
Then Jacques Dardeville screamed into
Go and find if it leads out anywhere,
and we'll bring some girls out that way."
Skobeleff nodded assent, and darted
down to the opening. Iu a few moments
he came back to shout in his companion's
It leads into an open court If there is
no jam we can get out quite a number."
Then the five men left their place of safe
ty, and advanced to the back of the shriek
ing, struggling mass of humanity, that was
nows urging around the foot of the balcony.
The fire on the stage had spread by the
curtain, over the roof of the theater, and
was already licking at the curtains of the
Skobeleff, surveying the scene with un
diminished coolness, po nted to the great
entrance door, which could still be seen
through the smoke, and roared into Darde
"Blocked tight! Get them back!"
So saying, tbey began to pull at the terror
stricken ones that they saw running to and
fro in the rear of the crowd, and pointed
out, by gestures, the dark door under the
stage but by the time they had escorted
about a score of ladies off in this way. the
fire had crept so near the stage door that
the next-comers shuddered and shrank
back from the apparent danger. Skobeleff
yelled in Macy's ear:
"We've saved all we can. Take another
girl apiece and let us go while we can.1"
The Americans nodded silently, an^l each
man looked about for a woman to save,
when they heard a great cry behind t'lem,
which was followed by a crj8h. Loo nng
round, they saw that apart of ihe root had
fallen in sparks on the ciowii, and that all
hopes of escape seemed to be cut off: but
thev heard Skobeleff say aloud, in Engl sn:
Courage, my friends. Ic we get out of
this, you are the boys I want to have with
me." The continuation of this thrilimg
historical narrative of The Cow-Boy Cos
sacks is given in number thirteen of the
New York Ledger, the great family story
psper, which is always full of the best and
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GfttXanen:lfr. Inria Sesnia has Jut eaOad
*p me, and Informs me that tie boy Oris Sotin*
i. ton, who a poor cripple on crotchet, and
N enred St. Jacobk**OU in 1881 too tar*
-i.y remaineM permanent. Th* young m*n bts bam
mural labor th* caj*
1g| certainly nitre* the effleacy of Et. Jacobs OU,
NO OTHER RAILWAY IN THE NORTH
has in so short a period gained the repu
tation and popularity enjoved by the
LINE. From a comparatively un
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it has been transformed to an independ
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Route, with magnificent depots, sup
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Located directly on its line, between
Minneapolis ana St. Paul and
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Falls, Eau Claire, Ashland,
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M'.ch., Bessemoi, Mich.,
Stevens Point, Neenah,
Menasha, Oshkosh. Fond
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For detailed information, lowest
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to any point in the South or East,
apply to nearest Ticket Agent, or address
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Owns and operates 5,500 miles of
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IT IS THE BEST DIEECT ROUTE BETWEEN
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THE ST. PAUL AND DULUTH RAIL
THE SHORTEST LINE
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QUICKEST IN TIME 6YOVER 3 HOURS,
8 TRAINS DAILY EACH WAY 3
The "Limited" runs daily, and con
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AVOID OMNITIVS TRANSFERS BY TAKING THIS
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Are made via Duluth to all points East
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GENERAL OFFICS ST.PAUL.MLNN.
MONTANA SHORT LINE,
When traveling every one should con-'
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An examination of the map will convince
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