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INDIAN CHIEFTAIN.
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Berated te the lRtcrets ef the Oicrekcc, Choctawx, Chickasaw. Seminole, Creeks, and all Other Indian of the Indian Tcrrltery.
OHiWFTAIW PUBLISHING CO,
YINITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1881.
VOL. II. NO. 20.
GTOUUDTT COIOEEXT.
BK WaaaVHsj, -(Mass.) watch -fsx-tcryreaaatiy
wife aaether redntloa of
wages, creating great dtssrisfacgoa
( WHptOyBS
Ir is rr run foil th ",,; tho nast
r8y s ,,srUad Chinamen hare
' IW'HUM tli-U.t.n PnlnmWn intn
IfceUlJtertJtot,.
i.-!L"W'l"U iii""" f fa reported as
TeeeaUy .aid that he would
"BO'jfers3 to Mm Penitentiary than to
Quuun YkteosHA. is said to be in good
liPuWu-niUi the xxccptioa that she is
washls ta saad upon ber fed longer
thaa a few saknte.t a ttes.
Sbkatob. Allison aa recently re
afacted by the JsepslatH-re of Iowa, rc
caiTtag; tfce, Bsaaiaoas vote of the
31 a u skit ef both branches of the
Lat-iisktape.
ir was reported that a massacre of I
UhKntMBB hd ocenrredat Khartoum.
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It WTW aiee stud that Kkr John oiTcTed
refuge i AbjsiHta for the officials
j . .. ". .
THKTyvTWof . rctnia-ar -l
to lie occupied explori g crlr.
!"-
Hung (saeeSBCBia, tiratii suet:
V !
-yecriii' behisd every hoz or other ob-
j!tthtmightewdlerorhideaXihiU5j.
rluBB is said to eeataai carter of a
JBtWeti f westkate gnpie. ITechaabs
aw ifrted a; taring pawned their
jw?r food. They have no
wsricif thr had took, asd so tools if
AWwork.
Two
dades. of 2few i
"Yswfc. tim-wiIi- iiimi i T n rm to ftr,-.! I
-larx, rccaai' aajakgeato ga to Canada
aa4 Bgfct a dnaHmt a roaasr lady in
JatKed tbe peBee and they were de
Isaanii tiw- -plmicnre of enrichiBg
CkM4ka.ia witk their prcdotts blood.
TBcXoase'Ceaaeiltce o& Post-offices
Jswl sMft-roais, reeestly agreed to re
pwt iawmaWy the fcBI fcdag the rale of
postage at aaaaaatfer three ounces on
axajaaijMa aad paric5cals sent hy
eiben tctaa the pebCshers or news
JeiRSOK, of Iron Conntr.
- fwliKtT, was recently married
CTiariatfce Cooper, -aged one hundred
rte. The briuc'a descendants to
Ae'Iaiulk pseratioo attended the wed
tsaaie, aad there were grcat-graadchil-
prawat.ek'af thaaJhc groom.
Dbx VrmtcefT recently confessed,
at Caarelea, O that be. Ira Bidlake
aad wife, rhkeea years; ago, murdered
aad puhfcod Kca. SohiBSoa, aged eighty
years, ia her own bouse at Mungen,
wkaw she fired witb her imbecile son.
The BWFsfer has! been a mystery since
JIB
JWrtXTr ia Rnssia is anything but
state at ease aed felicity at present.
It is said shatwhae the Czar and bis
"Wairlsrs aaefr their faces with fear and
ti i nililiiifc- the geaeral populace of St.
Pctaiiiuuij, is aescribed as going- gayly
the taeaters, as the Parisians did dur-iag-tae
regie ef Bobespieme.
Gesa9C the late grain excitement in
Chicago, it was said net to be improba
ble that ia wheat at least a quanti?
my espial to the entire amount of the vis
ible oapgly ia the foantrr, if not ex
eeeaiag.it, wu traded ia each day. It
was a lively week tor the commission
safe, aad ae warier who else suffered
their harvest was bonntif nL
TzS CTiaitinan of the House Commit
tee ea PabSc Lad reccstly told a cor
Teapeaaeat that the report of the com
slatee ia regard to grant of lands to
rail wis ill would contain "soaie mighty
"'itifewifing reading;" and that in the
"Best three months twenty million acres
.ef wMmsd laads vrill -certainly be de
atared ferfcked to the Government and
pea to pablic eatry."
DOCGLA5S, the well-known col-
aaedhssder. we married in Washing
tea the ether evening;, to Miss Helen M.
Fid, a white woman of Axon. I". Y.
The wedding was qnite private, only
fcre witnesses being- present. His first
wife, who was colored, died about a year
age. Th wcataa he recently married
as tsfiii tj -ire, aad was employed as a
eupyist m hk oftce while he was Mar
uaal e the District- Douglass himself
is about sevenir-ihrce years of age. and
baa a daaghter as old as his present
JsJT rram'Tintinn of the accoauts of the
late Uaited States Marshal Hall, of
Westers. ?eaasylrania. discorered a
aaartage ef about 5150,000. The bu.i
aess ef hir oftce was transacted in a
very loose war, and a dishonest deputy
l shortage, attempted to
b. Marshal Hall defied
asaa Md jefased to be bled, whereupon
taw dspaty rcpHrted him to the Depart
Tarnt The Examiner said Hall was
Tary JUiirTi aflected by the discoveries
was apparently more astonished
aayhody else. The matter so
werhed apea him that it was feared he
sight comatit suicide, and a watch was
set npoa htss to prevent any such urtfor
tmatc oeearresce.
Wjxxluc B. JKesgo. a wealthy bacb
eier, of Newport, Ky-, died recently at
tee age oC seventy-two years- Within
the lastioanor five Tears he had adopted
tix. orphan children, whose ages ranged j
from three to fire rears. He was pos
sessed of a fortune of over half a million
ef dollars, which by will he left to these
needless little waifs. He was eccentric,
bet Tery systematic eren ia bad hab
its, lor-yeaa he had been addicted to
driek, bet always drank at one bar and
aercr aall after eight, where he would
recaaia two horns. He kept two men
aader -aeatti? pay whose bnsiness it
was to see Asa. he conducted himself
TOpperir when aader the influence
. Jioeor awl to take Mai home.
Of
ITHE WOltLD'S DOINGS
A Summary er the Dally Xcws.
PRscxsBCtcs er c9jfbbrss.
Is the Senate, tbft Bi$k Mr. Cameron,
(WlsJ from the CSmmittcii on Indian Affairs.
miO'toA "dverpely a number or petition ask
Injrthowwolnir or Oklahoma lands to scttlc
nwnt. At tbe oohclution of raornin? buInc
r. Anthony resolution relatine- to proMW
tlon or American park hv PTahce awl Ger
many was called up, nnj debated. It was
amended aivl air-ir-d. The Senate tbentiv?
up the blUrt. provide a civil srorcrnreput for
Alaska. PUt before rcacblnr " conclusion,
JntJnto executive srt-i. In the House.
Mr-Pc cr oScrcd l 7-esoIution directirorthe
Coram on .ijfrk-uiture to Inquire Into the
alloratfc IS that the mannfacture of oleo
marSrine end buncrinc was detrimental to
the dairy and agricultural interests of the
country After tne Introduction of bills the
House went Into Commlttes- or the Whole,
upon the Greeley Relief bill, which passed.
The IIcin then took up the calt-ndsr. When
the bills relating to public Und Jrr&ntswere
reached a spirited debate took place a to
whether they should be referred to the Public
Land Grants Committee or Judiciary
Committee. The Houe by a vote
of III to 3S referred the bills to the Land
Grants Committee. The bill passed providing
that no Oamascscr profits shall be recovered
from any defendant for an Infringement on
patent when it shall appear thathe merely
ued it for his own benefit on any article pur
chased In open market without notice that
me wat was raojoci in patent. Oamniioii
lXeil5??5r - ibnlZr,lSfJ1IC,i. '
I tpe day for oeilvertasappronriata tribute to
, the memory of the late Dudley C. HcikelL
! tho Se"te, the 23d, ilr. Sevreil, of die
I Committeon Mllltarr AfT.ir wim-.m.i r.rw
("tT - - ?" X?F
' B-t ctxam a Je . , te i.
rtjm ivn-nie.r inrt- - - -rjiug. nna
n.. rir"
' tr'" " r ' nfforut.oc
fbnmi; & o'hCC pfoeerfin ToTrnteor
, K..
ImPOrt&PTv t!;. SMlt. -n. Int. ...
,?cs3'- Tn the House 3Ir. Anderfo nOtrrf
a resolution reguotlnjr the !m
tary of tho Interior to ianto
diately inform the llouse whether or not-i
Leavenworth. Lawrence t Galveston and t-
chiscn. Topcka Santa Fe Railroads bad been ,
completed within ten years from th e passaee
of the act crantin? them lands, and if not. by !
what authority the Urt of lands wasccrtifled
to the tate of Kansas. The Ilonse went Into
Committre of tho Whole on the state of the
town, whicr. occupied tac balance of the day.
Tire Senate, the 2ith, passed the House
Joint resolution for the relief of Ihe Qretly
ex.rOitlon. votloc down all alterants to limit
thcexpcnses. x resolution was passed Civimr
senators a clerk at sir dollar, per day durinjr
tho session or tTonsress. A bill was reported
fa vorablr makina- all nubile roads rast-road.
Tho debate npon the bill provid
ing ti dvil Government for
Alaska was then resumed. After the
introduction of numerous bills, the Ttouse
went into Committee f the Whole on the Mil
making appropriations far payimr the rebate
tax on tobacco, and the payment of the ex
pense of Ilia New Mexico Legislature. After
consideration, the bill was reported to the
House and passed. The bill appropriate. $3.
TTiOurO for the rebate on tobacco, and JSJ.SW3
for the payment ot expenses of the Legisla
ture of New Mexico. The llouse non-concurred
in the Senate bill providing- for the relief of
the Greeley party.
Ix the Senate, the 23th, Mr. Blair intra
duoed a bill to provide for the free circulation
of newspapers and other periodicals and pub
lications within the State where published.
ilr. Bayard, from the Committee on Finance,
reported favorably on tho bill prorldltnr for
the issue of circulatinx notes of National
Banldiur Associations A Committee of Con
ference was appointed on the Greeley
Heller bill. A bill passed donatimr
a part of the Fort Smith mili
tary reservation to the city of Fort Smith
for the benefit of public schools. The Alaska mil
was then taken up. debated and finally passed.
It provides a dvil Government for Alaska
similartootherTerritories. but prohibits the
importation. manufacture cr sale of Intnxlcat
mr liquors, except for medicinal and scientinc
f purposes-. .The Houso considered at lenrth
u Committee of the Whole the Fltz John
Porter bill, but reached no final action.
No business was transacted by the Sen
ate on the 51th. In the House. Mr. Hatch, from
the Committee on Arriculture. reported a bill
for the establishment of a Bureau of Animal
Industries to prevent the exportation of
diseased cattle. It provides for the suppres
sion and extirpation of pleuro-pncuroon and
other contagious disea.es in domestic animals.
The Iloase went into Comir lrtee of the Whole
on the Fltz John Porter bill, and the debate
continued until adjournment.
MUTIC!i A7TB PERSONAL.
Tnr Legislate of Kentucky continued
at a dead-lock en the election of a United
States Senator. Senator Williams was in
the lead, with Blackburn close to him.
A ETSOLCTTOX asking Senator Mabone to
resign recently passed the Virginia Senate
by a. vote of 23 to 10.
Tax Mormon press and church are jubi
lant over a special dispatch sent from
Washington by Elder Caine, Mormon Dele
gate from Utah, anncundafc the discovery
of charges against Governor Murray.
Every effort is being made by the Mormons
to get the Governor out of the way. T2.e
Governor telegraphed to Washington that
be was ready to meet and refute all
charges.
mcE X. lan sees.
The notorious Joel A. Fowler, who in
November murdered Jmes 2. Ccle, was
recently taken from the officers by a mob
at Socorro, N. M-, and banged.
B. W. Mauo.ttt, a broker, was knocked
down and killed at Cairo, HL, the other
night, robbery being the object
Over one thousand tobacco factory em
ployes at Petersburg, Va recently struck
against a reduction of wages. The strikers
subsequently held a meeting and appointed
a committee to solicit aid to enable them to
hold out until employers consented to pay
the former wages.
BrsrraoD A. Mario:?, a wealthy broker,
was murdered at Mount Carmel, I1L, at six
o'clock the other night within a few feet ot
bis own gate, on the most public thorough
fare of the town. No clew to the murder-
Hcnirrm. Chadwicx, wife of Frank
Chadwick, a traveling man, recently com
mitted suicide at Chicago.
At eight o'clock on the morning of the
24th a fearful explosion took place in the
Colorado Coal & Iron Company's mine at
Crested Butte, thirty miles north of Gun
nison, Colo., in which there was reported
to be a great loss ot life, aa fifty-seren men
wet d imprisoaed In the mine, and it was
thought perished from suffocation. They
were mostly men of families.
Mb. Stzurett, a farmer, seventy years
of age, left his home near Mount Pleasant,
la., the other day, and was told by his wife
that she would spend the day with her
ons,nt would leave food on the table for
him on his return, calling attention to some
strained honey ot which be was particu
larly fond. The old gentleman returned
and ate some bread and butter, on which
bespread soma of the honey, which his
wife bad poisoned. He was instantly taken
with spasms, but succeeded in attracting
attention. Immediate antidotes saved his
! life. It is thought that his wife, who is
about the same age, had become insane.
The bill prepared by the late Cattle
Breeders' Convention, for the extirpation
of diseases among domestic animals, was
recently favorably reported to the House,
the appropriation being $250,000.
A BUJ. has been Introduced tn the House
of Representatives nrovidinc for a national
j series ot text-books to be printed at the
Government Printing OfSce for use in the
Territories, which. If it becomes a law, the
nnthor thinks, will result in a saving of
over fifty per cent, to the purchasers of
books to the country governed tbereby,and
probably result in the general adoption of
such a stries throughout the StafiT
The bighwavmen who robbed the stage
carrying the United States mails, near Lam
pasas, Tex., a few weeks a go, Were arrested
at Austin recently. Somftf the stole
property was found upon tne robbers.
AT Liberty Mills, Ind.,, tho other night,
the twin babies of Isac and Rebecca
Martin were frozen to death in their c-rb, ,
whir-h had been Tilaced in a nreless room. I
Tbe babes were three months old.
MASTxahip bunders at Aberdeen, Scot-1
land, baVe notified their men that wages
Would be reduced tm percent.
Later accounts placed the number ot
killed by tlie biine explosion at Crested
Butt, Cola-, at fifty-one men an4 boys.
Ox the 25th a heavy snow storm prevailed
in the New England States. In Canada all
trains were abandoned.
The Pullman Car TTorkx, of Detroit.
Mich., recently discharged a large nnmbei
of men.
Fbasx Dr IVaLT, defaulting President cl
the defunct First National Bank of Lead
TQle, Colo., was arrested recently at EI
Paso, Tex.
A mixed train on the Lake Erie & West
era Itoad was wrecked near Biz Ron, O
the othee morning by a broken rail. A
passenger car was turned over and too
fire. Several passengers were seriously in
jured, and it being very cold several train
men were badly frozen,
Tmc Bouse Committee on Post-offices anc
Post-roads recently agreed to report favor
ably Mn Honey's bill fixing the rata ol
postage oc second class publications de
posited at letter-carrier offices at two cenU
a pound.
Two lads, Jim Anderson and Zack Sny
der, were banged at Mount Vernon, lniL.
for the murder of young Van Way, la
Aurst last.
As Ignatz Puslejotsky, a farmer, was re
venting home with his wife, near Schulen
bn& Tex. the other day, his horses gol
! .4i w . ....... wA i,k
-'"dttth-womausoondieJ. Tb,
' twaft also die 3 waa drank tc
I isb-sjase tfe ean
1 vir , . nuAnj. n. i ii
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mSZ. 3? '',1' iu a '-,, tte a
t-unal Colored Convening., M m i.
ville, were present and urged that the co-l
red people should be aided by an appro
priation for educational purposes.
Jjr his statement to the House Committee
on Commerce lately, a prominent Eastern
railroad official took the broad ground that
no power of Congress could regulate rail
road Inter-State commerce In the sense pro
posed by the bills before the committee. He
asserted there was no such thing as com
merce between the States by rail In the
constitutional sense of the words. He ar
gued that the roads are chartered by the
States, are under State control, have rales
regulated by States, and it is only through
agreements between railroad companies
terminating at State lines that interstate
commerce is now carried on.
Ejtslt on the morning of January 2S a
fire broke out in the State Prison at Still
water, Mintu, and in spite of all efforts the
buildings wero destroyed. AH the prison
ers, including the notorious Younger
brothers, were taken out and placed undei
a strong guard in the yard. The loss was
probably JWJ.OHJ.
It was recently reported that orders had
been sent out from New York to reduce ex
penses on all Gould railroads in Texas fifty
per cent. The train and track men bad not
I tJi disturbed, but a large number of sta
tion and yard men were discharged.
Tnr other night while John Massey and
William. Jones were walking on the rail
road track near Coal Valley, W. Vs.,
Masey, who was drunk, called to a negro
woman to stop. She refused and Jones
fired at -her, the ball striking the heel of
her shoe. Fonr negroes emerged from a
cabin, near by, fired on Massey and Jones
and fatally wounded Massey, who died the
next morning.
Tteox, who it was reported was asked to
resign as stenographer of the House on the
last day ot the last session by Speaker
Keifer, In order to make nam for Heifer's
rephew, was before tho House committee '
i sin the other day, and reasserted his
former testimony to the effect that he was
compelled to resign by the ex-Speaker.
He supported his testimony by letters al
leged to have been written by Keifer.
A lixs who gave bis name as M. F. Lay
ton, of Iowa, recently sbot himself on the
train from SL Louis to Pittsburgh. From
his actions and expressions the passengers
were convinced thathe was insane and was
probably the murderer of the Bodiker fam
ily, who were found slaughtered In a farm
house near St. Louis a few days previous.
Srxcx the Senate adopted a resolution
giving each Senator not Chairman of a
standing committee a clerk, a disposition
is manifested by members ot the House to
enjoy the same privilege.
It Is understood in Washington that Ihe
office of Assistant Surgeon General of the
army will be abolished. The Secretary of
War, in speaking on the subject recently,
stated that while be did not know who
proposed the bill to that effect, still such a
movement met his entire approbation.
ABBITIONAI. DISPATCnKV
Is the Sinate, the 2Stb, petitions were
presented, when the announcement of the
death of Representative Mackey was made,
and the Senate adjourned. In the House,
immediately after the reading of tbe jour
nal the death of Mr. Mackey, of South Car
olina, was announced, and tho House ad
JQurned.
The Virginia House of Delegates passed
the Senate resolution asking Senator Ma
hone tn resign.
The quo warranto cases of the State of
Kansas against the Unien Pacific and
Kansas Pacific Railways came up en as
signment in the Supreme Court at Wash
ington on the 28Ui, but owiug to the serious
illness of Judge D lion's daughter were
postponed until March 3.
At Rosita, Colo., the other morning, O.,
Knrtx, the mining boss, was sbot to death
by two miners, Frank Williams and John
Gray. Tho shooting was the result of a
row at a dance. The murderers were sub
sequently banged by a mob.
Ay entire block waa recently destroyed
by an incendiary Arc at Hope, Ark.
Tee resignation ot John C. New, Assis
tant Secretary of the Treasury, has been
announced.
The House Sub-Committee on Foreign
Affairs has considered tbe Chinese Immi
gration bill, prepared by tho Pacific Coast
delegation, and a majority made a favora
ble report upon its passage.
Atekeible storm recently passed over
England and Ireland. Much damage was
done in London. Many persons were in
jured in the streets and several killed.
Tbe iron chapel at New Castle went down.
The falling of the roof killed a woman and
twr children. At Leeds the roof of a
dwelling collapsed, killing and injuring
four persons. At Ncwry, Ireland, many
bouses were unroofed. The storm was re
ported to be the severest ever known in
Great Britain.
The Cleveland (O.) Paper Company.one
of the largest paper houses in the country,
recently made an assignment for the bene
fit of creditors.
Dr. Jons B. Woon, a widely-known
newspaper man, while walking through
West street, New York, early tho other
morning, fell from the string piece upon
tbe ice in North River and died soon after
ward from the shock and exposure. Dr.
Wood had been President of tbe Press Club
for years.
J. E. TnnroxDS, twenty-five years old,
shipping-clerk of tbe Anchor Milling Com
pany, at Sc. Louis, was arrested recently,
charged with defrauding the company to
tbe amount of ft 000.
Miss Gilbert, who was temporarily in
une pj frI,m ucr nursr, nr Bragg's
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HORRIBLE KI5E ACCIDE-tT.
nfty-Sven Men Imprisoned In at Colorado
Mln by an Explosion of Flro Damp
Mo Possibility of Etcape from Ueath
FkU 'Jit of the Victims.
Gcsreisox, COI-, Jan. IS.
A fearful explosion occurred at eight
o'cIg-Jc this morning in tbe Colorado Coal
and Iron Company's mine at Crested
partes. It was one of the most appalling
that ever occurred in a coal mine in this
country. Crested Buttes, near which the
mini is located, is a coal mining town thir
ty miles north of Gunni- tn City, on the
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. The
can of tho erploslca Is not definitely
known, but It is supposed to be from fire
damp. Tho explosion occurred either tn
rhamber one or two, just half an hour af
ter the day force of sixty-seven men hA
gone to work.
There were ten men at work In chamber
four. These escaped unhurt except one
man, John Angus, who was in the passage
way jnst outside the chamber. He is badly
burned but will recoven
Fif tyseven men were at work In cham
bers one and two. These are thought to
have perished. The explosion was of such
force as to completely barricads the main
entrance, and the appliances for supplying
sir located near were badly wrecked, and
tho roof of tbe tramway blown off. The
men at work on the ant hracite mesa are the
night force of the C. C. & L company's
mines. Citizens were generally working
hard all day to rescue the men, although
it is thought none can possibly escape alive.
Tbe Town Hall has been prepared lor the
- - a - f :e d.ri
As canst m au, Ian w. repaired.
pot tr uork M,mt ar 'B' I
--w u. j-t "iasnK sjteebtnsetH)fc ,
k o - -iu coambers aod k tfce
bodies ouh m. -- '. .'"wate. i
Fullowincare the name. I S- '.
the unfortunates; the other two are not ob
tainable: Henrv Anderson.
John Williams.
W. T. Mewart.
John Mar.in.
Thomas itozers.
JameslOciU.
Jacob Lsa .
Jco. Anderson.
Jame Walsh.
Peter Baker.
William Dav d on.
Richard James.
IlavM Hushes.
P. M -Menus.
W. i-. Kin.
Jan. Creeiman,
John Hulsr.
Thus. Williams.
John Shune.
l'atnck Barrett.
Jt-hn McUresor.
Jobn Myers.
F. W. Smith.
G. 1L Mcllalson.
Wm. Maroncy.
Nlrk ITnb-t.
Thoaia.- Laffey.
James DriscoU.
James Coufihlitu
Urnry :-tea.-t-U
Hc3run.
L. I. lictxroo.
AV. L. Jones.
Joan Donnelly.
Carl hoiieawald.
Chas. Merlin?.
Tbcs Koberts.
Jim McOnirt.
Fied UcchU
Iber King:
Jom ph eisenberg.
II. Uanesran.
Joseph hraut.
James F. Stcwar", Jr.
wiiuam catn.
Morgan Neaih.
Thomas G lancry.
Joan Kutberfurd.
W.n. Mcfowitt.
A.M. GoUred..
Han McDonald.
Wm. Aubiey.
Ilcn Jeffries.
Thomas Stewart.
jiun i-nn.r.
Many of these are married men and leave
families, many living here. At this hour
verytliing is In such confusion that it is
impossible to give details. A special train
It-u Gunnison at two o'clock this r Itcrnoon
with surgeons and a large number of citi
tens to render all tbe nid possible. The
wn of Crested Buttes is in mourning, and
Towdsof women clusterabout theentranre
to the min praying and wringing their
bands and crying piteously, presenting a
jceno most heartrending.
It is said at the time of the explosion
there were ten kegs of black powder in
chambers one and two, where the men wero
working, and where the explosion is sup
posed to have taken place. The mine has
three miles of drifting and so it is Impossi
ble to definitely locate tbe accident until
rescuinc parties ran gain admittance.
At eleven o'clock to-night no bodies had
seen recovered.
Dexver, Cou, Jan. "L
Crestul Buttes mine, where the great dis
inter ot this morning occurred, has long
xn considered dangerous by tho- ac
quainted with it. While one of the best
producing mines in the country, its opera
son has always been attended with more
r less apprehension and real danger.
"It is a fire damp mine," said Superin
rnidect Cameron, now in Denver, "and
teems to constantly generate the most
leadly gases. They seem to generate in
JUe coal or under it, and pour oat of the
warns in the walls of tbe tnnnels and
ihafu; vet tbe mines are the most perfect
y ventilated in the world. Air is forced
n along the shaft br machinery- ?o less
ian 68.000 cubic feet of fresh air is forced
nlo tbe mine every minute. This is quite
sufficient to fully supply tbe wants of the
Diners and keep the air perfectly pnre un
ess some accident happens to cut off or in
.erfere with the supply. This is a greater
unount ot fresh air than is furnished to
tny other mine in the country. We send
t mine reviesrer through every chamber
rrery morning before any of tho men are
Ulowed to go in. Up mnst have returned
.his morning before the workmen started
jn, and everythlngmustbave been all right
jrben he passed through the workings."
John McNeil, State Mine Inspector, left
'or the scene of the disaster this evening.
He says be has no doubt that every man in
he mine at the time- ot tbe explosion was
instantly killed, H. said he visited this
nine five weeks a -o and then found it in
rood condition. He considered it a dan
rerous mine unless properly worked, be
:ause there was more or less gas constant
ly exuding from tbe mine. He said he
bund every appliance for ventilating the
workings and considered that the manag
ers understood how to run the mine, and
xere fully aware of the danger attending
1 tho mine was not properly ventilated.
i s
The Wrecked StraraOilp.
Falmouth. Masv. Jan. it.
Divers visited tho wreck of the City of
Columbus to-day. They report all the
aorks of the vessel gone, not single state
oom remaining on deck. Even heavy iron
-ods used as stays between houses on the
port and starboard sides were bent and
rn from their places, while the deck itself
tr s broken and open. Heavy timbers lay
n various shapes beneath the broken sur
face of tho deck, preventing divers from
roing into tbe bold No bodies were seen
ly the divers. No attempt was made to
ind bodies in tbe steerage, tbe only descent
f the divers being in the after part ot the
,-esieL To-night a terrible gale is blowing
icross the sound, and vast quantities ot
jrreckage are coming ashore at Falmouth.
It is expected that bodies will come ashore
o-night. Seafaring men say bodies now in
e water or in the wreck, it not recovered
jt a day or two, wEl be completely de
voured by sand-eels. Soundings establish
ixe fact that the can-buoy was set at least,
l quarter of a mile toward the inshore and
Jie ledge of Devil's Bridge extended s5I
fards outside of where the can-buoy was
jriginally set, but this fact does not relieve
ixe officers of the City ot Columbus, as the
9oat lies near half a mile inshore from the
:an-buoy.
Barclars Foiled.
Clevelaxil Jan. It
Last night Wm. Rolf, merchant at Col
dngwocd, was aroused by a loud explosion
n his store. Hastily dressing be ran to as
certain tho cause, whereupon five burglars
issaUcd bun with pistols, firing several
ihots. Being a man of nerve and unwound
d, Rolf showed fight and tbe burglars left,
fearing the arrival of assistance, but in re
peating fired more shots, in all ten or
afteen shots. While Rolf, still unharmed,
was examining what had been stolen, the
burglars returned, and appeared about to
make another attack, but the appearance of
some neighbors frightened them away,
rhey had tried to blow open the safe con
Gaining a tempting sum ot money.
SI
Justice Forestalled.
Chicago. Jan. It.
Four weeks ago Herman Koerstein, re
siding here, was arrested for embezzle
ment in Bromberg, Prussia. An officer
bearing extradition papers from the Ger
man Government arrived in Chicago this
morning. This afternoon a Deputy Sheriff
went to Koerstein's cell for the purpose of
bringing him out for transfer. As the
prisoner was about to leav the cell he
irank what appeared to be a glass of water.
Accompanying the deputy to the office tbe
prisoner staggered and dropped into a
-hair s.ia'.ing violently. He whispered,
"1 am sick," and expired in twenty min
utes, ivoerstein naa urant a denOJT solu
tion of cranite of potassium.
HORTICULTURAL.
The StiKljwIppI Valley Horticultural Rode.
ty Meeting at Kansas Clty-Ofllier. Meet.
d aud Other Business Transacted.
Kjucsjs Citt. Mo, Jan SL
The Mississippi Valley Horticultural So
ciety reconvened this morning at tec
o'clock, many delegates arriving by the
early trains from the Middle and Northern
States. Orer two hundred delegates arc
now present from twenty States, three be
ing from Connecticut. The display of fruil
is very fine. In addition to the horticultu
ral display proper, there are on exhibition
various specimens of wood indigenous tc
the different soils lying between the Atlan
tic and Pacific slope. One of the specimen!
Is a small slab cut out ot an Osage orangt
tree-xhich was reported to have hads
growth of three hundred years and to havt
lain buried upward of two centuries.
Tht first paper this morning was by Mr.
Ohmrr, of Dayton, O., on tbe culture oi
raspberries, after which irrigation and
fruit-raising in Colorado was discussed, D.
S. Grimes, of Denver, leading. At the af
ternoon session Colono! V. S. TwitcbeJ
w comed the visitors on behalf of tbe city,
and the annuaktaddress was delivered by
President Earle. nf CoWen, ill. x-Uov
crnor Morton, ot Nebraska, alluded to the
death of Dr. Wanler, a well-known horti
culturist ot North Bend, O.. ami a rcsolu
tion of respect was adopted by tha Associ
ation. At the evening session Oliver Gibbs, ol
Minnesota, read a paper on tbe future oi
f'-uit-growinz in America, and was fol
lowed bv ex-Governor Furnas, of Nebras
be. on "Forestry on the PadSc Coast.''
The meeting? are .largely attended, and
more delegates are arriving bv every train.
Ka.sas Citt. M Jan. 21.
The mtt important business transacted
by B- u - " npi alley Horticulural
. tbe election of officers .
tors. 'srsatilhsu! President. I
Part ". Ht-S Viae President I
" ' stl- i!Snx I- S-cre- I
tary, . " -in IndTaaknT1'- loo..;
Treasurer. J. C E . . "Tied, ia. "J ' '
Vice-Pres.dent N. Onmer, 2ay t-wi, O
J. L- Lyon, South Haven, . St. y i'
Teas, Dunreith, Ind.: Prof. T. ... "tvrrU. I
Champaign. HI.: George P. Peffer, Pew-.- i
kee. 1 is.; M. I'carce. Minneapolis, -iliniu: i
ex-Governor It. W. Furnas, Brownsville. I
Neb.; Prof. E. A. TOopenoe. Manhattan. I
Ka.; D. S. Grimes, Denver. Cob; Prof. J I
L. Bndd. Ames. Iowa; L. It- N'..lsn. Little
Rock, Ark.; V. Munson, Dcnion, Tex.;
Prof. J. S. Colmant, Agricultural Col
lege. Mo.: Dr. Chas. Meier, Mobile,
Ala.; Elisha Moody, Lockport, N. Y.i E.
IL Hart, Federal Point. Fla.; A. D. Wehb.
BowUng Green, Ky. : S. Ragaii. Independ
ence. y.o.i Dr. Samuel Hape, Atlanta, Ga.;
A. W. Campbell, Wheeling, W. Va.
During the alternoon and evening ses
sion Interesting papers were read, a fol
lows: "Market Fruits of Kansas Citv,"
by L. A. Goodman, of West Port; "Best
Fruit Packages." by E. T.HoIIister, of St
Louis; "The Value of Careful Packing anc
Handling." by E. IL Williams, of Indian
cpolis, Ind.
Tbe Committee on Nnmenclatnre,conist.
Ingof Messrs. Sylvester Johnson, T. E. J.
Burrill, L. B. Pierce, J. II. Hale and J. U.
Metiers, submitted the following report
which was adapted:
Your Comm ttee on Nomenclature I?
lrare to rejiort that we indorse the rccom i
mentations made by Hon. Marshall P i
Wilder, President of the American Promo
logical Society, as well as those ' out j
President. Mr.'Earie, looking to a simplifi
cation and uniformity of the names of thi ,
fruits ot America, and recommend tbe fol '
lowing rules to-wit: i
1. Every fruit should hare one. and but ona '
authorized name.
If tenable, this name should 1 tho eartt I
est one puluistacd as b' reinafter pro Med. I
3. Each name should consist f one onI I
an! for all new Am rican fruits such wore I
sbould lie readily prououncaoie m the .uigllsr.
Ian?uacc-
t- No name should be considered authorized
until publbhcd tn some reputable and ecner
ally accessible horticultural periodical, accora
panicd with a clear and full description of th
fruit: such tuMihfd name and I-cnplKt
lhall be sent to tbe Secretary of th- Americac
!'rotmHKical eoclett and tn thet-cretary ol
the Mbeojri Valley Horticultural Society.
5. In case of duubtasto tenabillty. prkintj
ar authonty of publication, anpiopruteneo
a (rood Kn;Iih word, special action by thi
alire named aodeties, or by a State Honicu'
tural society should be consiJercd valid anc
final.
6. No variety of fruit shall be namnt by a
society which .8 not ctccmed practically valu
able and worthy of cultivation: this report t(
be considered as recommendation to the
American i'romolor-CJl foeicty.
The Committee on the Horticultural Ex.
hlbition at the World's Fair in New Or
leans next December made a report:
first, approving ot the exhibition and
of the action of President Earl in tbe mat
ter; second, recommending that the Gov.
ernors of States be requested to appoint
commissioners to aid the scheme; third,
that it b; made known that all appoint
ments must Iw made before February 10;
fourth, that all States be asked to plan
their products on exhibition; fifth, that
pomological organizations be informed that
the earlier varieties of fruit can be carried;
sixth, that a general meeting ot tbe direc
tors and commissioners lie held as soon as
possibl : sevrsth, that theJStates be asked
to vote aid to tbe exhibition; eighth, that
the States wanting emigration be especi
ally urged to advertise their States by
-ending their pr "ducts to the exhibition. A
comparison was instituted between Kansas '
and Minnesota at the Centennial Exhilii-
tion. The former spent JIU.WIi, the latter
nothing, and in four years alter, the popu
lation of Kansas bad increased JK.0.Vi; of
Minnesota. lMi.l'; the wealth ot Kansas,
$12,aM.f; Minnesota, SKiMD.ttM. The
report was adopted as reaiL !
At the session on Friday the Committee '
tn Forestry proposed a resolution, winch j
was adopted, calling upon the Government I
tj establish in Uie West experimental Ha- i
lions in the interest of horticulture and for
estry, for tho purpose of solving the prob- ,
!em or adaptation or tr.-e-t and plants to tbe
-lunate and soils of the Mississippi basin
and the best methods of cultivation. Tbe
resolution further reoMnmerHlstberreatiun
3f a Board of Forestry and Horticulture in
the Wext. which shall establish sub-statinns
it each cliinstir belt: that agents It sent
to foreign countries haviug sinnlarcliniates
to obtain seeds anil recipes for the propa- i
ration here, naming esjiectally Russia and
'Jbina; that lh President of the Society ap- I
point a committee to frame a bill for sub- (
xilsslcn to Congress embodying the above '
points, and that the Canadian Government ,
aeinvitedtojo.nintbesefareiguresejrrhos; I
iat Pres.dent Earl act as a mem twr of this I
-omroittee. The cHnmittee was then ap- '
p dnted, as fnlbiws. J. Sterling Morton,
Nebraska: ex-Governor It. W. Furness, I
Nebraska: Olner Mobbs. Minnesota; P-o- i
lessor Ilubb. Iowa: N. J.Cvlman. Missouri; I
J.J. Johnson, Kansas; S. II. Newlin. Ar
kansas: Robert Douglas, Illinois, and Par
ser Earl, Illinois. i
The remainder of tho session was oecu- I
pied by the discussion of topics of interest
and reading aprrs.
The Society concluded Its latmrs after a
i very iu'errsting four days' session and
ldjourned to meet in New Orleans during
tbe third week in January, lSi.
Frozen to Ueath in Mtl't ( Home.
IHllas. Tex, Jan -S.
Yesterday morning tbe dead bodv of Mr.
W. It. Douglass, a farmer, who resiiiiil tif
teen miles northwest of Dallas, on Grape
vine Prairie, was found frozen stiff wttlnn
three hundred yards of bis house. He
started out the evening before with In
team to go to the Trinity bottom after a
load of wool. The weather teing so bitter
-old, he bad started on bis return home and
was overcome and frozen to death. One ol
the horses was so badly frozen that it mmd i
lied. The deceased came to mis city in
IS71 from Gallatin, Tennessee. Ho leaves
a wife and three children. WedDewlay
night was one of tbe coldest nights thi?
winter.
i
A Fatal tke.
VanasLia. Iai Jan. 2.
Mrs. Mary Griffith ami her husband cam
from Nebraska a few stays ago to visit
friends in St. Elmo. Last Saturday sbt i
and her husband bad a ifsruc il she tub! '
aim she intended to pouon her --If. Mr. ;
Griffith gave it but a passlsx unti , as she
had on former occasions made like threats. I
Shortly alter retiring she teas heard moan- !
,ag and breathing heavily. Friends going .
tober assistance tried to arouso uei, butsba
lied shortly afterward. The ou' Jtorave
lady was subject to spells of mental abcr
ration, caused by injury to her bcJdr' ,
ing a cyclone in Nebraska, bt " It j
mnth.r-rfnnr children, fhft munint ,if
-t-, - ",-.rrr..T:jj "
M
suira is scarcely x nisuvus oiu- i.
ANOTHER LOSU ISLiXD TKAGEDT.
A. Farmer Murderously Assaulteil and Left
fur Xenl by a Negro, who then Attack,
ed the Farmer'. ITire and Bobbed tha
House The Yllllan Captured.
IIlCKSVTLLE, L. L. Jan. 2S.
At about half post six o'clock this morn
ng Sclab Sprague, a well-to-do fanner ol
East Meadow, went as usual to the barn tc
milk his cows and feed his horses. He bad
just reached tbe barn when a mulatto at
tacked him with a fish-plate used as a coup
ling fur railroad tracks and, striking hint
sereral murderous blows on the head, left
him for dead and made his way to the
bouse. Hero he saw Mrs. Sprague in the
kitchen, struck bcr ono blow secured what
money he could aud left. Some neighbors
hearing Mrs. Spra gue's cries, hurried tc
the spot ami fonnd Sprague lying in a pool
of blood near tbe barn. A general alarm
was sounded, and tbe farmers of HicYrrilU
Hempstead, Weslbury and Farmingdsie
bitched up their hcrses and started in all
directions, scouring the country for tbe as
sassin. The man, is suoposcd to be the
same who attempted tbe burglary at South
Oyster Bay Wednesday night.
The barn presented the appearance o a
slaughter-house. Tbe body of Sprrgue
lay against a bag filled with grain. The
tag was bloody on one side. Spragre is
not dead. He seemed to recognize tho voic
es of the men, though he could not speak.
There was blood everywhere. Near the
double door there was a great pool ot
blood frozen into ice. Sprague lost so
much blond in this spot it ran over the door
Jamb and ili-co!on.il the ground outside,
there was blood on the tub under the
sragon ami on the right band wheel of tbe
wagon. Sprague was covered with blood.
There is great excitement all through
Queens County, in consequence of tho third
and similar outrage following so quickly
upon Jbe Mcybee and Townsead affairs.
Mr. Sprague and wife were about fifty
years of age. Physicians give no hopes ol
the recovery of Sprague. While terrible
wounds on the bead of Sprague were being
Jresseil. he suddenly rose up and voml'ed
foil pint and a halt of blood. The doctoi $
jutid 'hey were glad ot it, but still .rave lit
tor iiype-i ot id- -vcovery.
Mr 'ss-.c,''" ' fcw statement says: 'A
Tfped into ute . . a iM forked (it
is a -ry small d.-c), -l :lmtnat
strange Uisss 1 t not ha.tr
man so prompt!. - d.. " -j
ey.' I supposed my .. -'
lktrn, and my first impulse . .
I did so. I tried to rush by u.
man into tbe yard, and got as far a.
stoop when he laid hold of me. He clutched
me by tho hair and pulled a liandtul out
by the roots. I straggled, but it was rw
use. He dealt me a blow in 'he month with
bis fist, which loosened niv teeth and I saw
fire. Thi brought us back into tho kitch
en, lie was a powerful colored man, not
tall. Imt very stout. He said again, "Give
me the money or 111 murder you.' I re
plied, You can have all the money in the
bouse, but tell me, have yon hurt my hus
band' No,' he replied, I have not seen
him.' I thought it strange my husband had
not been atti.--ted by the incessant bark
ing of tho dog. I went Into the sitting
room ami took my purse from the bureau
drawer and handed it to the man The
purse contained CS- When tbe man was
gone away 1 ran out to summon help and
fell on tlie ice. I hurt my side badly."
Tue negro, whose name is Chas. A. Smith
or Chas. H. Rugg. was subsequently cap
tured and fullv identified by Mrs. Sprague.
He resided at Poverty Hollow, Oyster Bay.
He was captured at a store where he had
purchased a complete new suit of dotbei
and bad called for some crackers and
cheese. The exrited farmers would have
bung him immediately but for the deter
mined stand taken by the officers of the
law. It Is almost certain he was the as
sailant of Mr. and Mrs. Townscnd of Oys
ter Bay. Tho officers bad much trouble ia
getting their prisoner aboard tbe train to
take him to jail. There wero ls-tween 3M
and 400 ni--i with torches and ropes bowl
ing and- shooting, "Let us get at him!"
"Let u bang the ranrdererl" He was final
ly locked in a freight car. At Westbury
the train was boarded by 200 men with
ropes and lanterns, who demanded to know
where the man was. They did not give up
tbe search until the train started, somi
even remaining on board and swearing
that they would bang him. Tlie same scent
was enacted a: Mineola. The prisoner wai
finally landed safely in the county jail.
. .
S1I0CKISU DOMESTIC TRACED!".
Trade Ending of a Lire ot Marital In'rll
ily An Klsin (HI.) Woman's Story ,.f Hon
It Happened A Shadow of Doubt Envel
oping tbe AflUir.
Elcis, 1li Jan. 2.
Shortly after noon to-day the family ol
B. R. Buzzell, living four miles west of EI
gin, were horrified at the appearance ir
their midst of a bloody apparition. This
proved to be Mra. William Combs, the wifi
of a neighbor. The woman had staggerec
from her home, about 100 yards distant
leaving a bloody trail on the snow. She
was frightfully mutilated about tbe neck
and shoulders. The fin-ersof ber left hand
were severed and ber arms badly gashed,
tn one of hermutilited Lands the woman
rarricd a butcher-knife with an eight-inch
blade and both edges sharpened. She was
xhausteJ mid incoherent, but managed to
tell the lluzzells that her husband had as
saulted ber, and when be supposed he Lad
succeeded in killing her had cut his own
throat. Coombs was found lying on the
Boor in a chamber of his house with bis
head nearly severed from his body. The
mora gave evidence of a fearful struggle.
Tables ami chairs were tipped over, shreds
3f eloth were strewn about tho walls, the
bed-clothing aud furni'ure of tbe apart
ment bespatteml with Hood, and the en
tire surroundings unusually horrifying.
William Coombs was a well-to-do farmer
fortv-nine vears olL He was an English
man by birth and the father of seven chll
lren. He had been married three times.
His first wife, by whom he had four chil
dren, died in England. Coming to Amen
m, he was sliortly afterward married
again. Three children wero the fruit of
this alliance. Three years ago Combs was
divorced from bi second wife. One year
ago of the.present month, against the coun
sel of his friends, deceased married a wo
man twcnty-uitie years old, calling herself
Mrs. Green and claiming Chicago as brr
home. The woman had a child and was
looked npon by those coming in contact
with her as an adventuress. The union
proved an unhappy one and there have
been bickerings for months, although no
Dpen quarrel occurred until now. The
neighbor say that the tantalizing perse
-utions ot the woman drove Coombs mad,
ind that he has been insane for two months
past. To-dav while the children living at
bom- were at schoel the trouble that cul
minated so tragically transpired. The
woman's story is not credited by the neigh
bors, anil several important circumstance
are at variance with it, which lead many
io suppose that the woman killed her bus
band.
The Sluggers In San Francisco.
Sax rn.isi-isco,Jan.-5.
Fifty policemen were detailed this morn
ng to preserve order on Sullivan's arrival,
ills reception was a tremendous ovation.
Six thousand admirers greeted the great
dugger. Fully 10,000 men and bovs fol
owed tbe carriages up the street trying to
eep pace with the horses, cbeeting all the
way. The Palace Hotel was besieged with
i crowd desirous of paving respect to the
muscular Bostonian. The attendance this
rening was ioi!ed by ticket speculation.
July ,,(.) were present. The combination's
pnrring was a disappointment. They
eave AVedncsday for Oregon. On the re
.lira they play at tbe Grand Opera-House
i week.
...
Arret-1 for Jlurder.
SrKtxcrtELO. Mo, Jan. S.
A few days ago Jnmes Turner, of Spring
Creek Township, Douglas County, waj
found dead on his iorch with a bullet
through bis brain and a rifle lying by hit
side. His wife, step-son, Chas. Johnson,
snd bis grandUughter, Sarah Clayton,
gave it out that Turner had suicided, but
foul play was suspected, and the three were
ar ested and examined before a Justice.
Mrs. Turner was discharged, but
Johnson and Sarah Clayton were held
to answer. This morning Sheriff
KHrenfne brought them here, deposit
ing the man in jail for safe keeping
and took the young woman to Mansfield,
It being deemed best to keep intsn t-f
arato.
5CTT X0T GUILTY.
Xerdlet Rendered tn the Celebrated Case
' at Pitt-burgh, Fa. Bamarlushls Demon.
stratlon on the Announcement of the
Finding,
Pmsutucn. PX, Jan. 2-.
The dry was on the qui rire this morn
ing to know if there had been a verdict Is
tbe Nutt case Court met a . 0:30 o'clock.
Halt an hour later it was announced that
"the jury were ready with a verdict. In the
room there wero as man spectators as
ever, and outside as many as ever whs'
could not get In. At ten o'clock sharp the
jury filed in. When they were seated
Judge Stowe sternly warned the audience
that, no matter what the v-srdlct might be,
there shoulu be no demonstrations of ap
proval or disapproval, and those disregard
ing this injunction would be arrested. The
prisoner, who was in tbe dock, was told tc
stand up. He did so, rigid as a statue;
his lips thinner and more colorless and his
heavy eyes more heavy.
"Gentlemen, have yon agreed npon a
verdict:" asked Clerk Kowand.
"We have," answered the jurors.
"What say yoa, guilty or notgulltyr'
was tbe next interrogation.
"Not guilty," replied the foreman.
Such a shout as went up from the thou
sand voices in th court-room never was
before heard in this county, at least. Tbe
shoat entered the ears of those in waiting
outside, and they proclaimed it as they ran
down stairs, yelling at the top of their
viices," Acquitted: acquitted 1" The crowd
In waiting upon tho street took up the re
frain and yelled it out with might and main.
Shop men ran to their doors and joined in
shouting. Judge Etowe was to all appear
ances as bappy as tbe happiest. A hearty
smile illuminated hbi face as he left the
bench and shook bands with a number ot
those who had worked and prayed for the
deliverance of tho boy. Ho never seemed
to think once about enfomeg the penalty
for disobedience of his injunction about the
crder.
Vi.lt w, rMiinrod tnn-lm tn T-nderfiTO
fib's formality of having his present sanity
estar.itsrvd. 2ie win pronaoiy De ois
charged to-morrow. Mrs. Nutt and her
das,ter heard the news as they were
alighting from the carriage in front ot the
aOtrm of their counseL They were deeply
afft-ried. The jury called on them in a
rs and some of the jurors mingled tears
- --1& wt -.".
..,' j, result. When
.- " e -- to tew
o Sep. Uj.jj .' -- ' I
away.
The bearing as to the us. "'
Nutt will take place to-morrow. Severn,
exerts will be examined, and his counsel
express themselves as confident that ho will
be released. The bearing ix necessary to
satisfy the Court that he is a proper person
to be at large. The law on tne subject is
very riear, and provides that when a per
son is acquitted of any offense by reason ot
insanity the jury should so declare, and tbe
court shall have power to order him kept in
trirt custody so long as such person shall
be of unsound mind.
HORTICULTURAL.
I Annual Session ot the Mississippi Valley
Association.
KtvkS riTT, Mo, Jan. -
The fifth annual session .l th? MissU
ippl Valley Horticultural Society con
vened here to-day and will continue for
(our days. The attendance is large, com
prising 120 delegates from allot the twenty
States embraced in the territory covered
by the society, besides a large number of
prominent visitors from all parts of the
compass. The Convention assembled at
two o'clock p. m. and tha following officers
were present: President Parker Earle, of
Cobden, UL: Secretary Wm. H. Ragan, of
Clayton. Ind.; Treasurer J. C Evans, of
Kansas City, and Vice-Presidents ex-Governor
R. W. Furnas, of Brownsville, Neb.,
D. S. Grimes, ot Denver, and Hon. T.N.
Munson. ot Dennlson, Tex. Many other
distinguished citizens and horticulturists
of other States are present, including Hon.
Sylvester Johnson, President of the State
Horticultural Society ot Indiana; Prof.
Popenal of the State Agricultural College
of Kansas; ex-OovernorMorton of Nebras
ka: Prof. Beal, of the Michigan Agricultur
al College; Prof. Budd, of the Iowa Agri
cultural College, and ex-Governor Norman
J. Colman, ot St. Louis.
An organization was effected and the
usual committees appointed early in the
ttternoon, and the remainder of the day
devoted to hearing and discussing able snd
interesting papers, as follows: "Circula
tion of Sap," by ProL J. W. Rob-on, ot
Kansas; "Trees Peculiar to Texas," by T.
V. Munson, of Texas; "Small Fruits, by
Hon. Sylvester Johnson, of Indiana.
A letter regretting his inability- to at
tend was received from Hon. M. P. Waldea,
of Massachusetts. President ot the Ameri
can Pomological Society, and replied to by
telegraph.
The display of fruits is very fine, es
pecially the collection ot the Missouri State
Horticultural Society, numbering twenty
four plates and 120 varieties, including all
kinds of summer apples, which have been
kept in a state ot perfect preservation. Ne
braska exhibits a tine collection ot sixty va
rieties of Fall and Winter apples. Iowa al
to has a very fine display.
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A FRIGHTFUL LEAP.
Vn Express Train Leaps From a Treslla
Twenty-Ore Feet lllch Miraculous Es
cape From. Death of All on Hoard.
Dattox, 0 Jan. S.
Express No. 2, engine No. Si, on the Cin
cinnati Division of the Toledo, Cincinnati
t St. Louis Railroad, dashed off a long
-estle near Beavertown, five miles from
ayton, at five o'clock p. m. When the
rain, consisting of two coaches, baggage
ind mail car and engine, was in the middle
f the trestle, running at the rate ot thirty
niles per hour, a truck wheel of the engine
suddenly broke, hurling the engine and tbe
ntire train from the trestle to the ground
aelow, a distance of twenty-five feet. Sev
enty feet of trestle waa carried along and
the train is a complete wreck, mak
ing damage of J15.0J. No one bad
:ime to escape, and bew a terri
ble loss of lifo was averted was
t miracle. Engineer Henderson and Ex
press Messenger Marsh were buried in the
mini, and were cut out, both badly injured,
inductor Miller sustained serious internal
jijunes, xr ile Morgan IL Morgan, a promi
aent citizen of Vendacia, O-, was serioaslj
Hurt. Five other passengers were mors or
less Injured, while fourteen others escaped
with slight cuts. Relief trains were sent
from this city and Cincinnati, and for tbe
time being sufferers and passengers were
sued for at a farm-house nearby. Thr
scene ot the accident is in a rough, sparse
ly populated sction of country, and the
trestle w . -i 1 iit three years ago over a
ravine. Trains are generally delayed.
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Cruelty In the Virginia Penitentiary.
Iticnuoxn. Va., Jan.
In the Senate to-day a letter was present
ed by a former employe at the Penitentiary
containing grave charges against the Peni
tentiary officials, showing from negjectfnl
snd careless treatment of sick convict; a
number of them died. Among the cases
mentioned is that ot an Italian serving a
term for attempted wife-murder, who be
came ill last summer from eating under--ooked
peas. Owing to his writhings the
doctor said he was insane and ordered him
bound in an iron bedstead. Next morning
the man was dead, tbe flesh dreadfully cut
from the cords with which he was tied,
""he committee will investigate.
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The Mexican Treaty.
WAsmaoTOs;, D. C Jlb. .
The Mexican treaty will yet be ratified,
its friends believe. It will not be called up
sgain till they are ready to put it thmugh.
An active canvass is being made, and it
will be known bow every one stands before
It is tried again. It is not probable there
will be much more discussion upon It, but
tt will be called up and voted upon when
:hey are preparVd for action. It Is tha
opinion of Sonators generally that it will
oot be necessary to resort to ratification of
tha supplementary protocol extending tha
time of the treaty because the Senate has
authority to do that itself, and has covered
the point by tbe amendment to tho Um
uause.
PEKSOXAL ACT LTTXKAgY.
A Boston paper calls Matthew
Arnold "the apostle of xaolassc) aad
moonlight."
Tt jiTifw.. with Mr. Arthur to b
fPresidcnt of the United States. He fc
jained twenty-six pounds ia weight
imce ho assnmed that oSco. Cticao
UeralcL
Titus Sheard. the new Speaker of
lie New York Asscmbiy.arrivea inlew
York City in 1856 from Irelaad, aloit
md almost penniless. 2f. Ti T m.
Senator Saalsbnry. of Dela-Kart;
the only member of the United "Stassu,
Senate who ha3 acrcr been SBarri
Ho is called the Lone Star of that tedr-,
Boston FosL ' '
Dr. John Hall affirms, on the aa
thority of a prominent publisher, that
ministers purchaso the largest part of
the scientific books written by specula
tive writer?.
A volume of table talk, or wit and
wisdom, of Frederick the Great; has
been discovered in the Prussian. State
Archives, and will be published early
in the ensuing summer.
A Hiss Sheriff, who w3 practical
ly tho first English prima donna to try
her fortunes in America, recently died
unnoticed in London. It is thirty
years since she was in this country.
R. J. Bardetio is forty, Bret Harie
is forty-five. Mark Twain is forty-eight,
W. D. Howelb is forty-six, Thomaf
Bailey Aldrich is forty-five, Joaquin
Miller is forty-two. James Kussell Lw
cll is sixty-four and John G. Saxe ir
sixty-eight. A'. 1. Tribune.
E. D. Winslow. the notorious Bos
ton forger, who almost succeeded in
causing a rupture in the diplomatic re
lations between England ana America a
few years ago,is now a successful bnsiaesf
man in Buenos Ayres, South America
Ho has taken the name of W. D: Lowe.
Boston Htrnld.
The Boston Traveller says thai
Presibent Bruce, of the HassachasetU
Sonata, and Speaker Marden, of Ihe
Mass-vcatKstta House ot Kafrcseata-
tlre-1. were bent' in the same year, in the
true toxt in New Hump-hire, am
-. rd,"l in 2w 3r2i " '
Dariuiuutt. L'Mc-
Tho Fresno (CoL) Republican i-jZ
A remarkable matrimonial compact wm
made at tho United States Hotel in this
city Monday evening, in which Noah
Hickok and Elizabeth HJckok were
married for the third time. They have
been twice divorced. The brine aad
groom bavo reached the mature Age oi
seventy-three aad eighty-seven respeetv
ively. "
M. Rons tan, the ne wTrench Miaiatet
at Washington, is about forty-eight
years of aire. He has held many Con
sular posts, and in 1831 was appointed
Ambassador s Tunis. He was a con
spicuous actor in the recent events in
that conntry, and the success of French
diplomacy in the dealings with the Bey
is due almost entirely to his firmacss
and sagacity. Washington Star.
Trollope received S240 for his first
I traduction and $35,000 for one of hu
ait. Captain Marryatt received $100,
000 for one of his works, and Lord Ljt
ton $15,000 for the copyright of the
cheap edition of bis works by Messrs.
Rontledge & Sons, in addition to the
large amount paid at the time of their
Sublication, whilo it is well known that
essrs. Longman pa:d Lord Beacons
field $o0.000 for "Endymion."
KHSrOROUS.
v-Coffin is the name of a rising tenor
singer in the West. Strange that a man
can sing who is always a Coda. X. J.
Csttnmcrrvxl Advertiser.
"Yes," said the Idaho man. "iff
dreadful unfortunate that my gal got
hugged by that ar b'ar. She's sort o'
heuT me in contempt since." Chicago
Herald.
X party of young ladies attended a
church sociable in Elizabethan costume,
and when the local paper said that the
fair was visited bv rufls nobody caught
on to the joke. boston Uerahx.
We started to read poem bv Bart
ley Campbell the other day. Finally
we came to the point where he rhymed
"plenty" and "went she." Then wer
stopped. We are not tough. Lowell
Citizen.
"I'm all wool and a yard wtde1
shouted a cow-boy, as he gave his swa
brero an extra s.i ItttcL. al loofej
around for a foe- Tha. craT be." re
plied an undaunted female. --. ., .t
won't wash." FttilwUlphia Call.
"Ye." said Mr. Brickhandler.
"my bull dog has wonderful artistic
taste He wouldn't attack a tramp the
other day because tho cloth ot the man's
trousers wouldn't harmonize well with
the color of his jaws." Boston Vast.
It was his first attempt on roller
skates and as they brought him to ia
the toilet-room ho remarked: " I tell
vou, boys, that was gotgeons. I must
have knocked in the whole dome of
heaven, the way those stars llew 'round.
I wonder if there's any left for the next
man." Oil Cily Derrick.
"Take my advice." said old Skin
flint to his clerk, whom he had discov
ered stamping an envelope from hut own
firivate receptacle; "take my advice,
f I ever find you taking anything of
mine your connections Won't 'save you.
To jail you go." "Very well, sir."
said the clerk: "perhaps I had bet
ter not take your advice, then." The
Judge.
"Jho top of the morning to ye,
Mr. O'Flaherty." The same to ye.
Mrs. O'Rahertv. An did ye see the
orpbauts marcnin yisterday?' "I did;
Godble ivery mother's son of 'em.
But I didn't sec little J.ohnny O'Hern
in the procession." "Ami sure he's
not an orphant any more. He's quit
the business and has gone to lcarnin' a
thrade, ho has " "Arrah. God bless
him for his enterprise." Kentucky
State Journal.
Why he wasn't there now: Koscius
ko Mc-phy, who is a book-keeper in a
jrocery house, met a friend who clerks
in a cigar store on Austin avenue and
asked him for a cigar. ..iut got
any," said his friend. Ain't got
any!' said Kosciusko. "Why. when T
ttsed to work in a cigar store I always
had my pockets stuffed with cigars!"
" Yesrirobably that's the reason you
ain't in a cigar store now," was the
crushing reply. Tucas Sifting t.
"Young Calvin" wants to know if
we "belhsve that the angels have wings,
acd why we think so?' We think they
have, Calvin. We nver saw their
wings, but we know that whenever n
young mau becomes perfectly convinced
that he has met an angel he spend,
bout all his spare time holding her
ightwith both arms, as though he
eared she wonld lly away tha minute
he Ic her go. And if tbey had jo
wing there would be no cause for this
widespread, almost universal few.
Burlington Haickeve.
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