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V1NITA, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1885.
VOL. III. NO. 23.
.Tuwje Ai.mon TontOT.i: wns ro
jiartol seriously 111 nt Norwich, Conn.
Tub nvcrngo chttrgo (or tlio passngo
of a ship through tlio Siiibs Canal Is
estimated nt oliotit $G,0(K'.
Tin: bodies), of thtco drunken men
frozen stiff woro fouml In a, tmow drift
near I.oomls, III., ruccntly, The threo
hail been on n rnrotiso, unit hnd prob
ably lost their way whllo traveling
through tho snow.
Oh tho Hist of last Dccemlier the
amount duo tho W2,Wt& depositors In
tho Paris savings banks wns $20,0'.'0f
Wii, nn Increase of 22,M2'ln tho num
ber of depositors and of $1,770,00.0 In
the amount bojd -v-sllium, .
At tho llaguo a young KnglWh lady
nppcarcd in a hat resembling thoo
worn by tho Atudnnls,(thorcnpon tho
intelligent people hustled her olT to tho
iollcofitntlon, charging her with bo'ng
n studi'iit disguiserl In femp'o ultiru.
Vallms of expotts, domestic cattle,
hogg, beof, pork awl dairy products,
January, 1835, $ll,9(W,yt; 1RHI, !),-
0t 001,877. lleef nnd pork products thrco
months ended January .11, 18H.1, $.'8,-
GOl); 1881, 820,7 IH.8B1. Dairy pro-
duets nlnu months ended January 31,
188.V$13,10fl,S92t 1881, $1 1.310.4S7.
. AGiiisr.NSnono (Kin.) gentleman owns
H Hovolutlonary gun that was carried
by tlio Duko of CJloucostor. It was
ptykYd up nfter the icurrondcr of York
'lowiij nml for many years was in pos
session of tho Stookton family, of
Princeton, N. J. The Duko of Glouces
ter namo is on a solid gold sot oil on
tho sldo of tho barrel.
Tin: Slaiuocomnko weddingprefcnts,
but the) never give nn odd number of
articles, for the reason, lie y iiy, thnt
ono enn not htand without n partner,
thrco means enmity, nnd livo sickness.
On tho olhor hand, two signifies
"strong nnd wolcome," four, "laugh
ter," six, "binding together by love,"
and eight, "wo roxonible each other In
likes and dispositions."
Itr.cr.NTLY a man had n leg ampu
tated in :v Washington hospital, nnd,
upon visiting the capital some months
afterward, discovered tlio member prc
rerved In alcohol. Ho wasshoekedand
dcninnded it that ho might bury it.
Tho demand was refused, but upon
bringing suit In replevin tho caso was
decided In his favor, nnd ho wns given
possession of his own leg.
MXiiamh Altl.lNK, who6 goods were
.recently seized In Chicago for alleged
violation of eustom houso" laws, re
cently made n formnl offer to the Secre
tary of tho Treasury to pay ono thou
sand dollar lu compromise of the suit
now pending against her. 'Tho dutiable
initio of tho goods in question was
"Trtjunt-thri'i1 thousnud" night lannlrcrrt
dollars. The matter wiw referred to
tho Solicitor of tlio Treasury fpr in
vestigation nnd repoit. It was likely
Mndumo Arllno'a offer would bo ac
cepted, !n view of tho belief that there
was no Intention on her part to defraud
A delegation of Klown, Comanclio
nnd Apncho Indians propo-ed to tho
Secretary of tlio Iuturior tho other day,
to leaso n portion of their lands for
grazing purposes for sW joarttatslx
cents per acre, which will bring tho
Indians about ono hundred nnd fifty
dollars per family annually. Forty
four Indians will bo employed n.s
herders by cnttlemon. P.iwnents will
bo made alternately In cash mid ono
nnd two-yenr-old cnttlo. Tho Indians
say In six years they hope) to havo
enough oiittlo to graaso tlio country
A rr.w days ago a 'farmer manied
Gilpin, llv ing trait of Ilnihsuy, 111., to
gether with his wlfo nnd three children,
started to town in a wagon. Thoy had
to cross M'tchul Creek, which was full
of Hoaxing lumps 'of loo, Gilpin was
Jn tho net of pushing his liprsos Into
the stream, when bis wife, seeing the
perilous situation, onuglit hold of tho
linos nnd stopped the team till shn nnd
her children got out. Although (ho
wlfo begged him not to start noross,
Gilpin drove in, nml the water bolng
high mid tho currant swift, tho toniii
was homo down tho stream, Gilpin
barely osonplug with his life, whllo tho
horned were both drowned.
Tiu: returns of lho lonni.o of lho
.Siio?, Cniujl In 1881 nro just nt linnd,
nnd show nn liioroiwu ovor 1K8H of
nhout 100,KX) tons, sii.vh llrwlnrctt's.
Tho number of vesnols insins through
In lfi81 was :i,28J, iiipiisiirltiK 6,87n,ini
tons, n.s coinnared with ,1,307 vessels,
nlonstirlii'rfi,77C.120toin, In 18811. Of
thu total ntiinbur ot vosseh goliiLr
through tho onnnl, Oront Hilt.iln sont
'.i I7U, or itbout two-thirds, nml lho
number of tons wns l.lO'J.'.'Jb, or just
7f jie.r cent, of tho total. Tlio number
of Amurk'.tn vossuls going through tho
ennai vvn four, thus oxcccdlng two
countries In tho world. China nnd Den
mark, which sunt no vessels through.
Sknatoh Nklso.v, of Cnllfornln, from
the Coiiimittou .on l'orelgu HehttiQiis,
repprted nn nmcmltuoiit to tlio hit miry
C.v.l ApprojirliUlon bill to npproprlato
816,000 tu otinblo tho Pronhlont to bo
Mow ti testimonial upon thoto olllccrs
and atibjccU of tho Rttr.slnii Govern
input who n'ded tho survivors of tho
Jeanuctto expedition, or w'ho nhlcd the
search o? parties sent nfter tho mem
bers of the expedition. This appro
priation is also rocomruondod for the
piirposo of enabling tlio Provident to
convoy to tlio Goveriiinont rind proplo
pf Htissln im Qxprvstlon of tho high
appreciation lu which tho Government
ana peopio ot wo unuen mic nom
Ma W a f A . .
tile 11111)1110 uctvlces t rvnilcrod,
THE WORLD AT LARGE.
A. Bummary of tho Dully Nowa.
Tiir Hcnnto on the 10th passed Senator
Sherman's Joint resolution providing
for striking medal fi commemorate tho ded
tcntlnn nt th (i Washington monument. Tlio
Mil to prevent Illegal occupancy orpiihllo
Innils, known ns tlio "Anti-Fencing
lillt," wns taken up, slightly amended
nnd passed. Tho I'cnslan Approprln
tliin lull then cuinr. up nml n long ill,
ciislon followed upon a question of tlio
violation of n minor thoBcnatc. but n voto
was llnnlly reached mid tlio lilll passed. Tlio
Hcnnto then took up nnd resumed consldcru.
tliin of tho llnusu bill rcponllnif thn pre
nmptlon nnd timber culture luws, but Ad
journed without (ltiiil fiction Tho Ilouno
mot In contlnufitlon or Sjnliirdny' seo.'iin
nml then wont Into L'omrolttco of thoWliolo
oil tho I'ost otllro Approprlntlon bill. 1'ond
Inif consldrmtlon tlio committed ro'c. tho
HoiiM) ndJourniMl nnd tho reiislnn ofTuos
ilny bonn. Tho Hcnnto amendments to tho
I'cnflnn Approprlntlou bill wore concurri'd
In. Tho l'ost onico bill win nenln taken tip
nndnltrr u bilpr dltcusslon tho IIoiikohI
journcd. In tlio Hennto nn the 11th tho Army Ap
propriation bill wns reported from tho com.
mlltpp. Tho bill tn soil tlio Buo nnd Fox ros
orvnt'on pnspl. Tho Inmls nro to bo sold nt
not Icp than nvo dollars ppr ncro, nctunl set
tlers to hn c tho profernnco. At noon tho Ben.
ate prou'eilcd tu tho lloitso to count tho eleo-
Inntl ififn I'l.fii, r.t i i-n I n tr tn Din Kf.ttnlf.
t'hiunbrr n lenirthdcbnto followed upon tlio
formndopted l the President (Mr. lUlmuuds)
III deelnrfnj tho result. Tho Hennto thou ro
sumed connldcrnt'oii of thu bill to repent tho
Pre-emption nnd Timber fill lure lns. Pond-lnfiU'liHtcilicSeimlopntliitopjcciillvopi-slon
Intho IlounoMr. HpnnKcr, from tho
Committee on Expenditures In tho llcpnrt
ment of Justice, retorted u bill rclntliur to
tlio comiHimatioii of Jlnrshnls nud other
fnlted Hinto olBclnls. At noon tho llouo
nnd Henulotnot In Joint sosslon torount tho
electnrnl o1p. After complptliifr tho couut
the Helin.o retired nnd tho lloufo remilneil
Its sess. on, nnd soon went Into Commltteoof
theWhnlo on tho l'ost-oDIco Approptlittlou
bill. Pending nctlon tho coiutnlttoo roso and
tlio lliiuso ndjoiirtied.
The Hennto on tlio IStli pnssed tho reso
lution authorizing tho l'residcnt to return tn
tho (lovernment of (Jrcnt llrltnln thostenincr
Alert with thanks. Tlio L'hnlr nnnouii'.ed as
the eommitteo to make tlio neepssnry up.
mnirements for tlio coming Innuiriiratlon,
Mesr Miennnn, llnwley nnd Itnnsom. The
Timbort'iiltuio bill then enmo up rorilelmte,
but was leinirnr;lylnl(l nslde, nud tho Army
Appropriation bill tnkrn up nnd llnnlly
pnKil I'ons.derntloii was resumed
of the bill to repeal ho Tim
ber Culture nnd 1'ro-emptlon lawn,
wbloh nller further debnto win llnnlly
pitiwd, veil", SB, nnjs SO. Tho bill to forfolt
IhoTexus l'lielflo l.nud irrnntthon enma lip,
unit the Penult' went Into exeuuthcselou.
.. Intho House thereunto nmendmeiits to
Hie Conulnr mid D'plotnntlo utid i'ens'on
Approprlntion bills were lion concurred In,
nml neonleiolHi'loininlllee npnolntisl. The
lloii'otlieu went Into Committee of tho
U hole on tlio Poli-olllco Appropriation Mil,
the debate on which was continued until ad.
In tho Keii.ito on the llth tho Indian
Approprlntion bill was reported from tho
committee. Tho Dos Moines ltlvcr Lnnd bill
wus then tnken up und Hcnalor Iipham ad-ilrim-ol
tlipHeunte ThoTiixa l'ueltlo Ijitvl
KorTeltiiro hill iisthopendlnir special order
wns then placed lietoio the enHto and Sena
tor Vim Wck spnko In furor of tlio bill. Ily
n otoof mito 1J the bill wus sent bnck to tho
onlciidiir nud the bill known ns tlio Ijilior bill
to pnihlblt tho Importation nnd migration of
fort'lKiiers and iillcns under contract or
HKi cement to perform latHir tn tho I lilted
States wns tuken up nnd discussed until ad
journment. . Tlio llnuso met In continua
tion of 'Ihumdiiv s .clon and tlio Hennto
amendments to the bill to prevt nt tho unlaw
ful orcuputlnn nt public land ucro con
curred In. Attrriidlouru nirnfid be nircnllcil
In hrldnys session tho bill pnsstKi nmenninir
tho I'nclllc Hallrand net m ns to niithorUo
tneoiiistriictlotKif u roml from Hluux City,
In., toiirnmrcr, Wy.T. Thollousothcnweiit
Into Committee of the W holo on tho 1'ott
otllro bill. After n IciiKthy debnto the coin
mllteo roso nnd reported tho bill to tho House,
and the preMous nucstlnn Imvlnit liecn or
ilerinl on tho bill, tlio Ilnuso took n rcces.
An evenlmr eslon mis hold for the pusnKO
ot privulo bibs.
IN the Senate on the Htli tho Agrlcul
turnl Appropriation bill was rcprtel, Tho
Indian Approprlntlou bill wns taken up nnd
debuted until adjournment . Tho1Iouoinet
to Increase tho pension of tho widow of (Jen
era! Thomas tn C,uin) per milium passed, and
tho House took up the Hher and Harbor bill
iltli tho debate llm ted tn olio hour nnd it
halt. 'I hen the I'ost olllce Appropriation bill
wns taken up nnd pnssed N'uxt rnma tho
I.oKlnlutUc Appropriation bill which wns ills
eussed until tlio Homo took n recess until
lT.ItSONAT. ANI I'OLITICAf-
ArTEli tho countlncot the electoral votes
tn tho IIousk on the lllh, Senator IMuuinili
said: "And tho l'rcsiilent o( the Honnto
makes this declaration only ns n public
statement hi the presence of tho tw'o
Houses of Congress of tho papers opened
nud read on this occasion, nnd as not ks
spsslng any authority In Inn to declare
nny leRnl conclusion whntover." This
declaration Raro rise to much comment,
several Senntors expressing a very decided
dissent. Tho votes showed 219 for Clove
land and Hendricks ami 18.! for Dlalue and
Tits (lovernment failed to prosecuto tho
Olilnhonta "Iwomcrs," who wero taken to
Washington for trial. Captain Couch and
Ids companions wero thorcfure discharged.
The result was considered n grent victory
for the "boomers."
I'va Mackkv, daughter -of John W.
Mackey, tho California millionaire, wns
married to I'rinco Colonna, at Paris, on the
PittNCE Ont-oyr, the ltussUn Minister nt
Ilerlln, w 111 resign liecause of Ill-health,
Dn. Leopold Daiiuohoh, the noted mu
sical leader, died in New York on tho 1Mb.
Chief or Police Uiiaum, of Pittsburgh,
Pa., died on tho 1Mb. Iln was chiefly
noted for ordering the Austrian Consul's
Hag tflkeu down under tho prctouse that it
conflicted with tho ordinance prohibiting
Tills death In Paris of U. II. Hotchklss,
of Connecticut, the famous gun Inventor,
I'uaivcis A. Diiexkl, head of tho Drexol
banking houses of Philadelphia, New York
and Paris, died suddenly at Philadelphia
on the 1Mb,
David Dudley Field celebrated his
eight Ittb birthday nt New York on tho
Kx-OovKiiMon Alexander Moulto.v, of
Louisiana, died on tho tilth nt his plantation
lu Irfifiiyottn Parish, aged oighty-ouo
ClE.EnAL Smith IIollino was arrested
recently on his arrival at Petersburg, Va.,
from llleliiunnd, chnrged with liclng nlwut
to engage lu n duel. Tho mime of tho per.
sou with whom (leneral Dolling wns to
light wns uot know u. .J
A douhle-headeji suburban train over
tho Illinois Central crashnl Into n train of
empty passenger cars of tho Ilaltituoro fc
Ohio near Chicago tho other night. Dam
The Holland dr.Tcrnincnt was reported
negotiating with the American Btnte De
partment for tbo reduction of ditties on
stigur Imported In tho United States.
Tub ItciirJns mills of Darrah llros., at
Ulg llaplds, Mich., burned recently. IOif,
$4,VJ; IniUI Slice, $13,000.
The church of Notro Dame at Fall River,
Mats., has been lutcrdicted by Hilltop lieu,
drlckson ami the sacrament removed. The
congregation, which was principally
Frenctf.Cansdlau, objected to the services
ot an Irlrh priest.
A iiondrkd years ago the first bale of
cotton was cxportod to Great Ililtaln, and
the centennial of this event wus fittingly
celebrated lit tho World's Exposition.
THE f nihil es throughout the country fqr
week elided' February IS numbered i
United Btntes, HO i Canada, 31 1 total, 80,
a compared with a, total of ?ltl last week!
I S SViIt V' "
9n the previous. The largo dwettw l
probably mor apparent than real w rrjt
road and telegraphic communication In
tho West and Northwest wore so Inter
rupted thnt doubtless many failures In re
mote corners were not reported.
A nitR broke out the other night In
Tratt's rag warehouse, nt Illnghnmpton, N.
Y., opposite tho Krle depot. Loss, 5 10,000.
Four firemen were badly Injurod by falling
from a ladder, Henry Murphy probably
FunntKn reports ot tho West I'liltnilrl
phln Insnno Asylum fire bring up tho num
ber of Inmates killed tn twenty-eight.
Jinny others were seriously burned, but
w Ith a few exceptions, were progressing
Doth shores of Long Island Hound wero
fringed with Ico on tho 13th for miles out
from land, and from Huiitlug liny down to
Hell (late there Was a solid mass. It wi
Impossible for sailing craft to makn their
way. Tug boats only got through by fol
lowing In the wake of steamers.
An attempt wns tnadolo wreck a passen
ger train on the Now Orleans division of
tho Texas Pacific Railroad the other night
below Mnrtliall!e, La. A rail on the
bridge was taken up, but fortunately a
wild freight struck the bridgo half nn hour
ahead of the passenger, which cairled two
hundred lives, The engineer nnd (1 rem an
of tho freight miraculously escaped.
TlIK Hoard of Kducntlon of Chlcngo has
ordered the suspension of 1'rlnclpnt llarnes,
of one of tho high schools, for two weeks
for flogging n pupil. An order wns nlso
passed to hereafter abollsti corporal pun
ishment tn schools.
Committees representing tho National
Protective TarlfT Lcaguo nnd the Amcrlcnn
I'rotectlvo Tariff Association hnvo decided
to merge their organizations Into one.
Viie wnrfnro between Mexicans nud Tex-
nns lu DImmitt County, Tex., wns brought
to a conclusion by n trenty drnwn up be
tween tho leaders of tho opposing forces.
A KinK at Jacksonville, Fin., recently,
destroyed fivo buildings and badly dam
aged as many more. Loss estimated at
An association of the creditors of tho
late Archbishop I'll reel 1 nt a meeting nt
Cincinnati lately, re it! to push to tho
Circuit Court mi appeal from tho Common
l'lcns Court In that plnce.
Tub Hocking Valley strlko ended on tho
1,'ith. Tho Mtriko had been In pperatlon
since last April.
Two men robbed tho passenger trnln on
the (lalveston & Kan Antonio ltallronil nt
Lullng, Tex., recently. Tliey demanded
cash of the pasnougers at tho point of n
pistol, and after securing aliaut W)
jumped from tho train nud escaped.
Oliver linos. & Phillip,' Mill, at
Woods' Hun, l'n., has shut down nil de
partments on nccount of a lack of orders.
Annus L. Fiikeman, silks, of New York,
hnstiiadonn assignment for bis creditors
without preference. Tho firm was rated
at from IO,000 to $73,000.
The schodulo In tho assignment of II.
Lovy & Sou, fancy goods, New York,
show llabilitlrs, n'10,001); nominal nssets,
$iSI,N-; actual assets, W22.I0I.
It wns tstliniled that Osmau DIgna had
12.000 men nt Tnmal.
TliK London 7Ym still vlings to the hope
that (leneral (lordon Is nm e.
Tw-ETY-nVB men were woundod on the
French sldo during the late engagement
w ith the Chinese.
Home of the Mahdi's troops hnvo left
Khartoum for Kassall, for tho purpose, it
was supposed, of meeting the Italian ad
vance. Kautiiquakk shocks wero felt on the l.li
at Torre Del Cnnix, forty miles north of
(Irnnada, Hpuln. Several bouses were
f A dispatch from St. Petersburg says:
Thtrltoiuuu Calhullc Hlshup uf Vlluu, Mp'.
Neynlewlckl, has lieen conducted Into
exile at Jarcslaw, under n police escort, by
reason of nrow with thcMilitary Governor
Two men nnnied John nnd Peter Hoover
wero knocked down by n train nt Cleve
land, O., recently. The men wero killed
and the boy seriously Injured.
Ueneral Waiihe.' has written a letter
ij the Duko of Cambridge, Commander-in-Chief
of the Ilritlsh armies, In u hli'i ha
states that there was a strong belief that
tho I'ugllsh expedition to Ilecbuaualand
would effect lis object without being com
pelled to fight the llocrs.
MltK. Hnowr.its, a highly respectable
lady, aged seventy-live, wns burned to
death at Dallas, Tex., recently, through
her clothes catching II ro from a stove. She
ran Into a closet ami w as burned beyond
It was reportod at New York on tho ICth
that Senator lluyard would bo Cleveland's
Hccrotary of Ktate. Uarland was also put
down for'a.Cabhut position.
The clearing liouio ri turns for tho week
ended February It showed nn nverogo de
critso of 27.(1 compared with the corres
liondlug woek of last year.
fv 4l,A KiinntA .in tlin IC.fli 4l,n Tmll.n
I Al,.)rol,rntlou bill wns taken up. Amend-
mentsof Sir. Yost and Mr. Plumb, practi
cally admitting settlers lo Oklahoma were
voted down, and tho bill passed. In the
House, n -motion to suspend tho rules and
pass tho bill retiring (leneral Grant wa
iirai iiy joo yens to iri nays not, mo neces
A TEltnmo rainstorm, followed by a
windstorm, wns reported on tho ICth along
tho Atlantic coast from New York to Mary
land. Much damago wns done and soma
lives were lost.
Duui.No a recent debnto tn the Gentian
Ilelchstag on cereals, llleinarck said he bad
rellablo data which would warrant his
stating thut forty of tho members of the
Ilelchstag approved a duty of thrco marks
Theke was a coal famine In Chicago
consequent upon the severe weather.
ViCE-PnEBlDE.NT IlENDHICKrt Was at O,
Chlneso banquet at Indianapolis on the
I'lrsnnrroNT Kdwaiidh, tho Ilritlsh Con
sul General at Now York, has been lntr
view lug members of Congress and has urged
Congress to authorlia tho President to ap
point n Commissioner to represent tie
United States nt the Inventors' Conven
tion to Ira held In Loudon the coining sum
mer. In the flwalni Court Martial nt Washing
ton recently testimony was given showing
that tho. stablo where some of General
Hu aim's forage was delivered was a club
stable vv hero a number of gentlemen, In
cluding Swaiin, who were acquainted with
Batcman, the banker, kept their horses,
and that natcrnaiMnnnaged tho stable.
W. iV. Astor,' American Minister to
Italy, will resign his position shortly.
Edward Plerrepont will act as charge
d'rOTalri until o, new minister arrives.
A" nrcENT special from Salt Lake City
stated that the mining town of Alta wns
nearly swept out of exitteucu by a snow
slide. Blxteen persons were taken out
dead; others wero reported to be still in the
An explosion In the powder magailno-nt
Gibraltar recently killed seventeen per
A iieetim of American sculptors was
held In Home, Italy, on the 15th, at which
W. Vr Storey, sculptor ud pott, presided.
A petition to Congress was prepared, ask
ing the abolition of duties on works of art
liuKrtc4 uti the Initio Ntates,
THE INSANE ASYLUM HORROR.
the Number Horned Hnpposed to lit
Twenty-Klein I'lrski of the Intaiie.
I'liiLADKLruiA, Pa., Febturny 14. Tlio
flro Thursday night nt the almshouse
entirely destroyed that portion of the In
illttitloti set npart for the Insane. Of GS1
lunatics confined there many nro missing,
huf It Is thought most uf them wandered
awry. At nine this morning tvto more
dialled bodies wero found lu Watd No. 2;
they hwl been roasted beyond all recogni
tion, bo'enl human fonnscau be seen In
llin Imndnz wreck lu the cellar. It Is now
though, twenty-eight of tho Inmates per
ished. 'I hat number of violent patients
were locked In tho cells op the third lloor
and could not bo reached. 1'lglit of lliciu
have been taken out dead and tho others
hau not been tKcoimted for. The c tem
no doubt they are lost and thnt tN lr re
mains are among' tho ruins During tho
n'ght tiisny lnsana persons were found
wandfrlng In different parts of tlio city,
some nearly naked. Tho poor creatines
generally sei'iiied uiinblotn understand the
Munition nnd In somo casts begged their
enpturers pltvously not to throw them Into
Hie river. Others seemed to tako II ua
grand joku and
vilicn tho subject of the lire was mentioned.
Another camo II) lug down South street
enrly this morning with a matinclo nttnchcl
to his wrists, a few links of a chain dang
ling from It. He shrieked and latched as
he struck right nnd left among the fright
ened people. It was found necessary to
use violence; and thoy knocked him down
beforu l.o eould bo secured. Another mad
man caused a panic in n street car by rush
ing in lull clad and with his face scorched
mid hhrkened. lie sank cowering In a
corner. It was soon found ho was more
filghte .ed than thoo who ran away. The
rent oat the streets are full of escaped
uiaiilari caused alarm In West Philadelphia
n.id sttingers look upon each other with
ABBOTT ON DYNAMITE.
Irn'rt! Abbott fltre HnmM rnlntrfl l'x
pr. sslontt llrgardlng ttia Abuse of Ilynn
lllllr. Xi:w York, Fehmary 14. (icncral H.
U Abbott, of the United States Kniihiccr
Coriw, nd a paper before the Military Ser
vice Institution, nt Governor's Ijl.unl, enll
tied: "Itecent progress In high cxplnshcs
and their uses In war." (Jetierat Abbott
tjao a history ot lho various explosives,
Jllilln them into flto classes. Ho
sitd, Incidentally: "Although hardly a
professional question, a few remarks upon
the problem prcsetiud by lho intmleious
abuses of these new agents now startling
thu world may not be out of place. That
such attempts should be supprosscd by the
strong arm of the law admits ot no ques
tion. How can this bo best accomplished?
Anarchists can easily obtain the high ex
plosives that are generally used, and easily
tuamifautured. Tim law lias signally failed
to prevent carrying, concealed wcnimus
and lu my Judgment will be equally
row prions to extend needed security by
restriction upuu tho sale and posses
slon. Thu remedy must go deeper. Why
not declare, by International agreement,
that thoso attempts, like piracy, aro Clinics
ngnln't humanity? Why not place operat
ors with their Instigators and abettors be
jond tilt, jmlo of law and subject to arrest
and delivery tipoh proper requisition whpr
ever thoy may bo found? When a wietcb
oreien & misguided fanatic Is in ido to ap
preciate tli.it nowhere In the wide world
can he llnd a place ot refuse but that jus
tice, aided by all the powers of telegraph,
railroads and ocean steamers will follow
his trail lika a bloodhound, and
that bis capl'ira and punlsliincut are
-wtly-m.itU'ifi ot-t4im,-I-eau-nit but lwlhv-
lho bcsttnnliu of the end will be at baud,
A bill lias .been Introduced In the loiter
lloti-e of tho IVnnsvlvanla I-egisUturv, Im
ptHiing a penalty nut excecsllug $10,000 ami
X tlnu not exceeding $S,000 fur selling,
trauspoiliug v using djnainlte for other
llian legltimato pitriiosos, and also for con
tributing to any dynamite fund or for so
liciting contributions for such fund. Such
s law, I believe, truly represents the feel
ing of n vast majority ot the Aiuerloan
Vhn Texuns Have n Cuittcrrnce Wltlt Stex
lean tit hertlo I't-lldlllg Troulitrs.
1'Aiti.i: Pa, Tr.x., February IS. ltec
?gnlzlng thu hnposslblllty ot cnforclnj the
law and preventing predatory Incursions
from both sides of the lllo lirande, and
foarlng n rccurreiico of tlie late alarming
conditions nt Carrlio Springs under the sus
pension of tho oNtrmlltkm treaty with
Mexico, prominent citizens lu Mexico asked
a conference with a view to a (mmcc'iiI solu
tion of thu dinicultlos, and on the 9th Inst.
I.uo Hall, ex Captain of Hangers, and
Sherltl MoKinuey, of LaSalle County, rep
tvsentliu Texas, and Dr. Pope and two
Mexican ofllcers rvpriwtitiiu Mexlccs met
ou an Island lu tulds-lronin, and, altera
pulley of some ilumtloii, re-tclicl n settle
ment ns follows. Four of the live 'Mexican
prisoners in Jail nt Cnrrizn Spiings to be
liberated nnd lestorcd to their friends In
Mexico; no more, shootln,; uf Mexicans lu
Dimmit or Maverick Counties until
due Invostlgathm uf the charges against
Ihem; tho Americans to promptlv. deliver
kll Ameilcin raiders running oil Mexican
stock or committing other crimes In Mexico.
The Mw. leu ns, ou the other lint id, tn use all
?ITorU lo prevent robbery and idllat-o o4
Americans, to deliver up thieves now pro
tected by them, and to break up tho camp
of bindits now near tho Itlo Grande, op-
posltn uiminlt Lounty, Willi numerous stock
In thqjr iososlon belonging to Texan,
which aro to be restored It was a memora
ble sjicctnclc. Ikith b,nks of the lllo
Grnudu were lined with men of eaoli
Nation, nil armed ami covering the Island
vv hero tho unarmed olllccrs conversed. At
ono time It teemed ns If an agreement
would not bo leached nud a fight was Immi
nent. The Ismf, however, was peaceful,
and tho ixulles taniled for the Interior
without exchanging an angry word. None
but tho confer. os were allowed on the
Island. It bus beva reported heru that I.eu
Mall was killed In the conference, bat thu
t u mor Is without foundation.
Hie It) rnu llore.
Iwtiox, February U. A number of un
published letters of Lord and Iady Hj nm
were offered for siJo at publle auction. In
rnto letter ijvily llyron writes; "Lord
tlHoii married mo In the deeiiest spirit of
revenge, which ho avowed on tho day ot
jur marriage. Mid which he lias executed
ever since with K'steiualia and Increasing
owelty." There nro other letters In the
lame strain; also the corresMndeiica of
Lady II) ion with Augusta, thu poet's sister,
referring to the faintly dllleprriccs. Tho
lettors suggit nothing to support tho
icsndhtoi's charges of Mrs. Harriet lkeclier
A Sliorlibc I'ndertHker.
Mr.Mrins, Tenjt, February It A hor
rible story Is told of a colored undertaker In
this city who last Thursday burled the
thlld of a icspec table colored woman resld
pg on Alabama street, and because tho
iiollier was unable to pay st ouco the two
lollars duo htm, dug tip tho liodv, took It
mt of the coflln, relumed It lo ttia house,
aid It on ft board, and told the frautlo
nother when the two dollars balance was
aid ha would acalu bury her child. Tha
clghborhood wlioie the cotorcd woman re
dded via aroused with Indignation at tho
nhtnnan act, and t)ie white neighbors In lbs
rw-jillty luunqaiaUIy subseilbed suMcteut
fl VHlTE CYOLOIIti-
The Recent Terrlfle Ht.irm nnd Its tVintti
llirnuslinut Lie Went nnd Nnrtl"nt, a
Cltinuio, III., February 3. A -While
Cyclone" Is what tho flgnal Bcrlce Uu
rcau dcslgnaU-d tbo storm which prevailed
hero last night. It was tho worst bllz
urd Chicago has seen for many a year.
Know conimchLod to fall with blinding
fury at eight o'cl ck Similar uUit, and
at this writing, tweuty-tour hours later,
the (nil has nil ahau-il a jot Through
out "ie day the wind his been howling
along nt a ratiMarylng from twonty l
forty-Cue miles per hour. In two cllj
courts biilncss was abandoned, b"oatiso a
number of the jurors wcm- snou-cd nf
at their suburban residences, (n an
other thu judge' nbjcncn was
uue to tho same predicament. A
number ol theatrical troupes which
should hire left hern lakt. night tn meet
engngoineuts, were uiiiibltf to get Ctltber
irmu tnc uoi.ot, ami are taxing iu intu
itu!) as phllcM ipbically as possible mder
the clrcuiiiiitaiices. Few vehicles havo
been s en on tho streets durWg tho
day, and the Street car lines founr) prog
ress dllllcult, even w lib four hursej to A
At dusk to-night the snow was oearly
two feet on the level, with no n'tra of
abatement. The Hlgn-tl Bervlco reports,
moreover, thnt the coldest wnvu of tue
iK'asinIsnt our clour, the tciiicraturc
In Dakotk and Mlnnesoli this mornli;
ranging fiom thltty to fort) below.
Ilcports from other places stale that
the storm Is general throughout the West
and Northwut. Freight t.-nlns en nil
reals hae been abaudoued and passen
ger trains delayed. Alt trains at Tiring In
Chicago were delayed ranging from tivo
lo lite hours. Iheso were the morning
trains, and ns the drifts hate Increased
hcnlly during the day, the evening (rains
will buffur terribly.
"SEE ME KILL HIM."
rbo Stanner In YWilcli n Texas Hmtisnd
leltleil Wf. HieDrntrayrruf nil llnmi-s-tte
Colu.ma.n-, Tkx., February 9. A tragic
murder occurred riaturdty night at the
ranch of A. J. Nations, ten miles north of
Coleman. Aliout dark a stranger rode up
and, without dismounting, approich-d
the door nnd asked a woman tn tell Dud
Icy Henderson to come out, as bo wanted
to see him. As Hciul-Tson appeared In
the jarJ, the elrangerc vered hhn with
his rivoher and said to several bvstaud
srst "Now,-ct mo kill him."
before any one could mora he sent a
hl'llel through lleni'e.-sou'o heart. After
Hiudi-rson bad fallen, tlio stranger tired
four more bullets Into bis body, any oue
of which would have proved fatal.
Hlcldlng Mt. Nations good evening Hie
stranger ro Ic away.
The sequil to ihb mysterious murder Is
known to but lew. Henderson was a
handsome young mnn, who has sought
this place to hide away from an Infuriated
and wronged husband who resides some
llily miles irom Colennn. this man's
wife and Henderson Lad been school
m tcs In (icorslu, and had lovcJ each
other Irom childhood, blie married a
wealthy Texan, but bcr lover, Henderson,
followed her to Texas about a year ago.
For a time all went well, when by an
accident, thu bu-band discovered his
bcautllul wife's unfaithfulness. He scut
her back to Gcorgh, and began his search
far llcuilcr.son, which ended Saturday
uht. Henderson and the unfaithful
wife belong to highly icspcctablc families.
The ShurlS is la pursuit of the murderer
A Growing Klemrnt In ttie llody l'otltle
Ttintllirratenii to Cause perlous Trouble
If Xot Dealt Willi Promptly and l:nrri:et-
Cinovao, III., Fcbrtwy 9. Two
thousand Socialists met last night at
West Twelfth Street Hall to denounce the
execution ot Itelnsdorf, the German
Anarchist. All the speeches were In Gcr-iu-iu,
nud ot a bloodthirsty character.
Ihc meeting was c-ttlcd upon to combine
with the dynamiters ami "revengo the
execution." Following the speeches was
a tableau repruscnllng the Goddess of
Liberty, as a sangulnarydooklng female
holding a red fUtg'over tho head of an
Auaichlst, who had a huge cUggcr tn one
land nnd a box of dynamite In the other,
aud vveatlug u belt, with a border lnscnb
ed "Coniinuuc." " Heel Are bi lbt w.'igs
lighted up the tableau. The crowd 'aig
the "Marseillaise," and loud and pn
longed cheers were given for tho "Social.
PiTTMiunnli, Pa., Februiry 0. The
story that Anarchists were armed and
drilling here, and tint djnanilte wat
stored In various parts of thu city, Is
co'ullrmed by punnliient SoclalUts. One
ot tne omciais hiaies mat a large supply
of guns has recently been rrcx-lvcd fiom'
Chicago, and that tho Anarchists havu
regular drilling night . Ha states that
there aro abom 4,000 members In Alle
The. r Ortran Kspntltlon.
Nnw Or.LP.iN!, lu., jyebruary 0. The
statement made to the President for the
Information of Congress by tho managers
ot the World's lxposltlou, attributes the
smallness of the receipts up to January
J7lb as chiefly to bad weather, the street
car sttlle and tbo dUcouraglng rcportx
sent btoadcast over the countrv hv disap
pointed visitors, Tbeso conditions, It
was asserted, Impaired tho revenue frorc
85,000 to $10,000 a day,
Since January li'th lho receipts have
met the current expenditures, ami the
line weather which unvv prevails gives
promise ol an Increased attendance. Two
mouths atter the date fixed fur the open
ing, therefore, the financial condition ol
the enterprise shows a deficit ot 6B19,
'.Ji.DJ, to which should be added unliqui
dated accounts of electric, light com.
panlex, $25,000, and awards In lho agri
cultural department to Februxry 1st,
esi.OOO, making a total of S3C'J,(2:'.)J lu
liabilities. Ihe cash lu thu treasury to
the aiuouut ol sib, ii71. 71, and the mar
gins on collaterals to the amount ol
081,000, are held bv tbo banks, making i
net uciicit ot caiu,,i..'i.
A Stubborn Jurur.
Nr.w Onuuws, Lv., Febrtnry 10. The
Jury In tho Murphy murccr caso had not
agreed upon a vcrdlrt up to blx o'clock
last night and wero discharged. Tha
lury stood eleven for acquittal a:d one
for conviction the negro l'dwards In-
stead of tho reverse, as heretofore
Edwards undo a statement to the press
last night, siylug every means wero ussd
to mako him change his vote, aud whllo
bo was coullned soma friends ot Ford
told Ids wife they wonld kill hi in unless
bo acquitted the prisoners.
! i , .
Tlio Vreibleut-Ulect At llotus Again
-'leased With lilt Visit.
At-ntNY, N. Y., Febrcary 10. Presi
dent-elect Cleveland, accompanied' j
Colonel Latnont and Mr, Mauuliu, ar
rived horns on tho 7itS p. in. train. A
four-horse sleigh, which hid been pre
pared to tako the President-elect to bis
residence, was- etandlcjr In f roof of the
depot, but Mr. Cleveland quietly entered
a hick-sleljh standing near and was at
onco driven to his homo. lie expresses
himself much pleased with his visit to
Mr. T.lden, and also With his moating the
prominent Democratic politicians In New
York, aud though somewhat trcd, has
th.QVonsblj enjoyed bin trip,
Heport of thi CitII 8rvlee Commtsslon
I.t Yeer's Work The Wurlt to lis Ae
rompllsti sit Note.
WASill.tons, February 12. Tbo Pre
blent has transmitted to Congress the
second annual report ot the Civil Service
Commission, covering the period from Jan
uary 10, 18S4, to January 10, 1631. In his
letter of transmittal, ha says: "Tho com
mission Is In tho second year ot Its exist
ence. Tho President congtatutatot tho
amntry upon tho success of It labors, com
mends the subject to tho favorable consider
ation of- Congress, and asks for an appro
prlatlo.i to continue tbo work." The re-
pott Is a comprehensive document, giving n
full account of tho commission nnd tho re
sults Ithas achieved. It says the civil scrvlco
law has been found practicable and effective
for the accomplishment of Its purpose.
During the )ear persons Itavo betu ex
amined from every State and Territory ex
cept Idaho. One hundred and sixty-two
examinations have been held, nnd 0,337
persons examined, ot whom &,. were
males and 8'it! females. Uf those examined
4,111 isis'cd nt a grado showing them
competent for public service, and 3.M00
failed. Tho nvpragu of alt examined was
nearly thirty jears. Tho great body of
public servants, tha report sa)s, are being
tlrawn from a class educated Jn public
schools. 1 he whole number of appoint
ments made under tho tho Commission have
been 2,3-2-1. Tho report declares the Com
mission has no reason to believe that any
discrimination on political grounds havo
been made In theo appointments, and posi
tively assert none has been made In con
nection with the examinations. It Is de
clared that no complaint has come to tho
commission by nny person examined or de
siring to be examined, of any such dis
crimination, Thn opinion Is expressed that
about one bait of all thoso appointed have
been adherents of -"Su. l the great parties.
As bearing upon the question of discrimina
tion, tho report calls attention to the fact
that ono hundred and nine appointees to tho
departments at Washington havo served out
tho probationary period (six months), dur
ing which their jmlitlcs would naturally
have become known, yet every ono of these
appointees received unconditional reap
pointment except tw o, and one of the ex
cepted esses was that ot a resignation.
Unit a tluxle complaint was made nf inimi
cal discrimination sgaln.it any apiolutlnr
ntlicer and that was tho case of a post
master In Ohio. After investigation b tho
committee no evidence- appeared In support
of the charge. There Is no discrimination
by the commission In examinations or other
wise, ou the ground ot sex. Tiro appoint
ments to the departments havo been appor
tioned among the States and Territories In
conformity tn thu act and n table attached
to the report shows a very closo approxima
tion to the exact apjiortlomnent has been
securul. The report sa)s Hint every pro
vision that has been favorable tu the
soldiers and sailors Is preseived under the
civil service rules; thnt the rules have
greatly checked removals for imrtlsan and
seltish reasons, although they lu no way ob
struct but rather facilitate removals for
good cau; and the collection ot political
assessments has been In a large measure
arrested. The report a-lvlses legisla
tion upon tho model ot the New
York law of 1SSI. approved by Governor
Cleveland, which forbids any one, whether
a public otlicer or not, tn solicit contribu
tions from persons In thu public sen ico.
The report quotes the language of the last
annual message nt the President to the ef
fect that the good i emits anticipated from
tbo new system have been mora than real
ized, and declares such Is tho v lew nf every
member of the cabinet Nearly twenty
pages of the report are devoted to extract
from thu letters written to Hie Commission
by several iwstinasters and customs olllccrs
at the ofllco where examinations aro held.
While there .ire In these letters criticisms of
porno piitla of the tieW' s)"-tetn, tire ti
inuny Is, In tlio opinion of the Commission,
decisive ancirfinsmiuous as to its great use
fulness as a whole. The relief from tho
vexatious nnd demoralizing solicitation for
office, which bef of e took much of tho time
ot such officers, seems, the report says, to
have been very great. Tho report
summarizes the giccral results as follows:
First That partisan nnd prospective losts,
Ionic enforced nt the gates o( departments
and at tho great offices, iiay, vt ithout loss of
any kind and with incrouslny support from
the people, be rejected, aud that In their
placo the test of character and capacity. Ir
respective of political or religious opinions
Second Thnt with tho growing approval
of Co'-rc-s It-elf, nhoirn by tho Increasod
app.-oprtatlons for the Commission as tbo
Brat relief and ndvantairu In tho ilepart
lucnts nnd offices declared by thoso who pro
side nvrrthetu. tho old system ofCnmrros
slonal Influence and offlcl.il favor forscvur
Imr appointments may bo arrested If nut do
Third That tho system of open, free pub
lic examination under a nou imrtlsan com
mission may be successfully conducted for
testing tbo character ami capuclty needed
In the public service, without extending tho
ciuinlnstlon except for a small number
of special pieces be) ond tho subjects deemed
taessenuai to success in private business
nnd for the dlcharpe of lho common duties
ot a citizen that they arc required to be
taimlit attlic public cxhmio In tho co-uraon
schools throughout th country.
fourth Thnt Ihe merits) Mem of ofBco ol
which such examination arc tho rao-t Im-
portnnt part, even under all the dlsudvant.
ngrs nttendlng Its rtrst introduction has
provvd Itrelf capable of supplying for public
sork officers, at least us capable us thoso so
cured under any other syMem without Intro
ducing Any evils peculiar to Itself.
Filth- That tho new system Is rapidly stip
presslna the old pract.ee under lileh mem
bers of Conjrress wero almost compelled by
their constituents tn beenmo hunters and
agents furplsces, and promotion lu the ile-
was bolng made by tho legislative upon the
oxecutlv o department. If indeed, the practice
was net equally destructive of tho Indcpcnd
enco of both.
The Solicitor of tho Treasury has referred
the offer ot Madame Arllne, to compromise
tho suit (lending aga.nst her In Chicago for
violation of the customs laws, u the United
States District Attorney nt Chicago for In
vestlgatlon and report. Tha acceptance of
tlio offer Is subject In turn to the approval
of tho District Attorney, Solicitor of tho
Ttinhury ard Secretary of the Treasury.
First Comptroller Lawrence has given tbo
opinion that tho rate of compensation to tie
allowed telegraph coiniani3 for services
rendered the (iovernuieiu ns fixed by tha
Postmaster General on Uio 4th of Septem
ber, 1SS1, shall govern tho rate to be allowed
the entire fiscal car beginning July 1, US'.
The condition of SpeaKer Carlisle is much
hnpiuvcd. and his physician thinks be will
bo able to bo out as toou as the weather
Thu attempted suicide of a girl
tvvelvo years of iujp living at Now Ha
ven, l-vcnusu ho.- mother refused to let
her wear a new cloak to church, was a
remarkablo occurrcnco. A'anlty Is tlio
besetting ln of mauy peoplo, but it sol
dotn mtnlfesU Itsolf so strongly as this
oven' at maturity. Tho disappointed
ch.Jd took opium pills, then wandered
oil nom noiuo until sno ten (town intua
street, overcome by tho effects of tha
uarcotlo. Under medical caro sho' re
vived aud was brought out of danger
New llaccn Jlegister.
i i S i .i '
Wlillo a dauchter ol Mrs. ElUa
Thomas, of Brooklyn, was cleaning out
tho pantry, she found an old toapot
which sho throw with otbor trumpery
Into tho ash barrel pn tho atroct. Later
In the day two Italians camo along ami
overhauling tha barrel found tha toapot.
LsamlaUg It they dlscoverad that it
contained auout two in coin,
earned monev of Mi's.
had ptit It In a teapot for ato keoplnij,
The gold was recovered from tn
Italians. jurooiciyn jsagie,
, a i i
-Thew are thirty-two mllea of ola
Tnted rrllway In Noyr York City. W, r"
THE ELECTORAL COUNT.
An Important Constitutional gnestfan
Sjpranje by r nalor I'ltmumts.
Wasiiinotos, February 11. Tbo gal
leries of tho House wrro not opened until
10:15 this morning and wrro soon crowded
nnd the steps utilized for resting places.
That portion of the gallery resirved fot
families and friend I ot Senators
and llcpresentatlves was occupied
mainly by ladles, while the position given
up to the general public was almost ex
clusively ll I lot wiin gentlemen, i ne execu
tive jrallcry was vacant and ono diplomat
sat In solitary state In tho gallery reserved
for tho diplomatic corns.
Uu motion of Mr. Kelfer the Clerk ot the
House was Instructed to Inform the Senate
that at twelve o'clock the House would be
prepared to receive that body In conformity
with the provisions ot tho concurrent reso
lution relating to counting the Electoral
votes. At a few moment before twelve tho
Speaker pro tern, requested tho members to
clear tho first two rows sit seats for Senators.
At precisely twelve o'clock the Senate nf
lio United States was announced nnd were
nraded by Mr. LMnmnds nnd oSlcers of that
body. The Senators filed in and took the
scats assigned them, tho President of tho
Scnato iatlng himself by Acting Speaker
lllickbitm. Formal business then com
menced. henatot Edmonds, on ratling tho assem
bly to order, said: "Tho two houses ot
Congress have met In pursuance to tho con
stitution and laws and a concurrent resolu
tion for thn purpose of executing the duty
reunited by tho constitution and laws in tho
matter of counting thn electoral vote for
Piesldent and Vice-President of tho United
States, cast by tho electors of the several
States, fur tho term commencing March 4,
18S3. The lo'Iers appointed by tno two
houses will please take their places." Tho
votes of the States were then announced In
alphabetical order, after which Senator
Edmunds rose and said: "I have now
opened the certificates ot the electors ot all
tho States and their votes havo been re
ported. Tho tellers will now make their
computation end retort the state ot the
vole." After the tellers had devoted them
selves to figuring several moments, Sen
ator Hoar read nnd handed the result ot
their computation to the presiding otlicer,
who said: "Senators and gentlemtn ot the
House of llcpresentatlves, thn tellers have
reported to the presiding ofllccr tho stato nt
the vote, from which It appears that Grovcr
Cleveland, ot tlio btate of INew lorsr. re
ceived 21U votes for tho ifllca of Piesldent
of the United . States; that James G.
Illalne, of Valne, received 182 votes for tlio
same olllce; that Thomas A. Hendricks, of
Indiana, received 210 votes for the olllce of
VIcc-Fres'dent of the United Slates;
that John A. Iiogan, of Illinois, received
163 votes for thn same ofllco; wherefore,
I declare that Grovcr Cleveland, ot tho
Stato of New York has received a majority
of the votes ot the whole number of elec
tors ns they appear in Ihe certificates read
by tlio tellers and so appears to iiave oecn
elected President of the United States for
four years, commencing on the -till il..y of
March, lRi, and thst Thomas A, Hen
dricks, of Indiana, has received a majority
of the votes ot tho whole number of elec
tors as they appear ou tho certificates read
by tho niters, and so nppears to be elected
Vice-President lot Jtho United States for
four years, commencing on the -4th
day of March, 18S.-. The President ot
the Senate makes this declaration only as a
public stitenient In tho presence of the
two houses ot Congress of tho contents ot
the patters opened and lend on this occasion.
and not as possessing any authority In law
to declare any legal construction whatever."
Here the Immense audience broke Into ap
plause and cheers, which the presldin; otli
cer attempted to suppress, but with little
effect. The Senate then retired to Its
chamber and tho House took a recess for
IX Tlin SENATE.
At 1:23 n. m. the Senators returned to
ll.nlv .li.iiih., .ml fl,A lrtaititi..,f nm luitt
...v.. iwii'U ..v" '.-'".' I"" -.""
hav Ing resumed the chair tne toilers on tno
peured, and on their behalf benatorlloar ro-
ported tlie electoral count. When me tellers
report was completed, the lresldent ot the
Senate repeated verbatim the closing sen
tence of the announcement made by him In
the. House relating- to tbo declaration ot
the vote. That sentence was as fol
lows; "And the President of the Senate
makes; this declaration only as a public stite
ruent lu tho fesCnco of tbo two Houses ot
Congress ot ie contents ot papers opened
and read on this occasion and as not jos
sewing any authority In law to declare any
legal conclusion whatever." This an
nouncement led to much comment, many
ot the Senators expressing their decided
opposition nnd dissent. Two resolutions,
offered by Ingalls and Hoar went over till
Thursday, when the subject vvould be ro
opcrled. It was thought a very Important
constitutional question would raw havo
to bo settled.
Another "Utile Earla KllUrt.
Loxdox, February 12. The StrrndnnP
correspondent with General Earle's column
studs the following dispatch, dated Dullta
Island, luesdny: The British troops ad
vanced to attack the enemy who held a
strum position on the hills, but after some
fighting they wero completely surrounded.
Finding It Impossible to dislodge tbo rebel!
from their fortilted position, uenerai l-irla
ordered his troops to charge. (Jeneral
Karle vvaa killed while leading the attack.
The Black Watch regimeut captured a i
sltlon at the point ot tbo bayonet, the cav
alry taking iiossesslou of tlio enemy's camp,
(eneral Hrackenburv. upon the fall ot (len
eral Earle, assumed command and ordered
mo remaining osiiious to ua Mornieu. ine
troops acted promptly, made a gallant at
tack and soon captured all tlie enemy's po
sitions. a i
A Daisy Jail.
IlAiNUiiliMiE, Oa-, February 12. Quite a
sensation lias been created by the discov
eries ot tne liratul Jury ot Decatur Lounty
in relation to the treatment ot prisoners.
Tbo (imnd Jury alleges that prisoners
Jocked up within tho bars were compelled
to live In their own filth, which had so ac
cumulated that "they aro surprised that It
has uot already been the source ot deadly
culitemle." Several prisoners wero sick,
and there Is no telling but that frightful
otitaglons may ensue. Tho cisterns and
'ells were also reeking corruption. Tho
ndlctnieuts ot ofllcers responslhlu for this
6tate ot affairs Is older ed. tosbow the guilt
ot the parties for such neglect to provide
fer sanitary decency, It is shown that the
county has a surplus ot SlO.ouo in the
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Tlie JrnuU's First Trip,
VfiiAitToy, Tex., February 11. Tha
steam tug Jennie mado Its first tun up the
river to this, point to-day, loaded with a
cargo of cotton. Thin In the first steamboat
that has piled tho waters ot tlie Colorado
since the war, nnd It la welcomed as the
forerunner of an Important sysjem ot trafilo
between iuia unit mo lower country.
a-a 9 . i
Kltltd I'Tcr u (lama of Card.
Jalnksvilu., Wis., February 19.-rAt
Magnolia, as a result of a quarrel over a
game ot cams, two brothens named Klco
shot Larry Holland. Inlllctlui; wopuds
from which bodied, lho murderers were
arrested and confined In Jail here
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Altainpt to Hub Wttuoti.
New Yoiik. February 12, John Pender
and Edward Watson, charged with lho mur
der ot Nelson Prudehomnile, a deckhand on
tha rdeani tugUWII, In September, 1S7D,
were held for the Grand Jury. As an ofll
ccr was taking William Larklu, tho Inform
er, a ' tna uousa ot Detention a man named
John Lawcer tried to stab him.
luur Men HurnaU.
Qvebkc, CAjf., February lS.-Newa Ie
just received from Lake Simon, the tempo
rary terminus of, tlio Quebec is Ikc
John Kailroad, that Sunday laM aoaaap
tltuatod lx tulle from thsro pd oceutM
by four men, was burned, together vsdtb. Us
en, No parjlculapj,
PERSOrfAL AND IMPERSOHAM
A monument to Kit Carson ha re-j
ccnlly been unveiled In Santa 10, N.M4
ilyra Clark Gaines probably knew
moro nhottt law than nny woman in!
tho world during tho lost decade. Nt
A photograph taken In Northl
Solon, Ohio, contnlm the pictures of si
mother nnd Her nino sons, tno young-t
est of tho hitter being over forty yean1
Tho great-grandfather of Ralph
Wnldo Kmrrson, Father Jloody, of
York, Mo , was tho first author In tho
limits of Maine, a sormon having bcen
printctl by him In 1701.
Ilnron HothschlUl onco advertised
for n chef who could concoct 365 dIN
fcrcnt soups, ono for each day In lho
year. Ho- found him, and paid him a
sulaij of $10,000 n year.
Among tho old Boston families
there aro several, such ns tho Ho
manses, tho Warrens, and tho Illgo
lows, who havo been physicians for
generations. Boston Journal.
A little Nnntuckct chap starts out
well as a l'oth'n-chlld. Ho Is a son of
Edward Itoth, nnd on reaching lib first
birthday anniversary received tho gift
of .'J.'j.OoO in gold from a Indy friend of
tho family. Boston Ulobe.
A monument has been erected to
tho mcmory.of Captain John Mason, on
tho spot where, nearly two htindrrd ami
fifty yearn ngo, ho destroyed lh" Poquot
Fort nt Mystic, Conn.",, and forever
broko tho power of tho saaes In that
Mayor Martin, of Boston, was
elected one year ngo as tho candidate
of tho reformers by 27,41)1 votes. This
year Hugh O'llricn has been elected to
tho samo position ns a , straight Dcnio-'
crat by exactly tho samo number of
votes. Boston Herald.
J. AV. Mansfield, the Pennsylvania
forger recently In jail at Toledo, wan
released upon tho receipt by tho Sheriff
of tho following telegram from tho
cashier of tho Sjalsbnrg llank: "Amount
too small ana gamo not worm tno am
munition. Let him go." Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Hulskamp (nco Morosinl) Is
denounced by tho Now York critics as
"amateurish in her singing." This Is
disappointing. Having been thor
oughly coached, lb, pnbllo jHcUitt
that Mr. Hulskariip wotUd screech -as
nnturally as a professional titn .
cisco News Letter.
Matthow Arnold Intends1 to spend
what time he passes In Now York wltlt
his married daughter, whoso btiiband
has just bought a hon-o up town. Ho
hopes to remain in this country nt
least two years, so as to get well ac-
Sualntcd with America and its institu
ons. N. Y. Graphic.
Near the village of Richmond,!
Mo., lives David Wliltner, ono of (bo
thrco men who testified on oath that
they had beheld tho Angol of tho Lord,
bring down tho plates from which tho
Book of Mormon wiw written and de
liver them into tho bands of Joseph
Smith, thoMormon prophet. St. Louis
Berrien County, Georgia, has a
"crank" who has not slept in a house
slnco tho war. Ho carries his cntiro
wardrobe with him, as well as his pan
try nnd kitchen utensils, and spends
tno Etgnt, wnerevcr uaruncss may over
take lilm. Ho novor reads tho new-
.,..I. .!., .l ,l, nti.i,. ..
i'i'w'ai , ' ' ;" " """v.
"A LITTLE NONSENSE."
A Teutonic friend ran n foot ractv
and lost it. but ran ngain and won.
Ho said: . "Pin first nt last, If I vbxs
Fivo thousand patents havo been.
Issued on churns in this country, ami1
still there is no way to mako cream rbo
on punip water. Lowell Caxrier.
It is noticeable that when persons)
make their first attempt at skating in
tno rink, thoy express satisfaction with
tho Bkatcs furnished, but soon get
'down on" tho ttoor. Norristown
A young poetess in nn exchnngo
savv: "I'll speed up tho Iron stair
way, 111 lly to bis dingy cell." If this
Is an Intimation that wo nro to recelvo
a call, wo can only say "please don'L"
Trials of a Skater:
A young clerk In a grocery oro
Who was noreron rollers before,
Arose badly lamed.
And loudlr exclaimed.
"Why the chjucedon't they cushion lho floor'
Wo notice In
a JNow lor pnpr
that "Hill" McClurr. tho it
wealthy plumber, ha fits ' -uuv dls
apjieared. Ho will .urrt np n Jln
giant in a dime museum, ibii H. if ho
is like other plumber's bills Chicago
"Is your master busy," asked tho
tailor. "No, ho Is out." "But I Inst
saw him at an upper window." "Well.
I just asked him for some money, and
ho said ho was ouL" "Ob, if that's
tho caso, I'm out, too." Burlington
After tho conoert: Mrs. Aroatcu
"That last number was delicious.
What a beautiful air!" Mrs. Tinsel
"Beautiful nlrl For my parti thought
it was extremely oppressive. It was)
fearfully warm, and there didn't
seem to bo any ventilation nt nil."
"I wish you would jnst bo kind
enough to go outside there and stand
so near that tramp that you could k'ck
him easily," said. Miss Charmer tu
young O'lJudo. "Certalaly, my tleah
girl. l)o yon want mo toah to
klckhlra?" "No, I guess that won't
bo ueeessary. If yoii just stand near
him, he'll think ho sees a donkoy; and
he won't wait to be kicked" Boston
Visitor (at the Indian sohool)
"So all these children aro Indians?" o
Teacher "Yeii. Many of thorn ro
sous and daughters of great chiefs."
Visitor "What are they doing powJ"
Teacher "This la tho arithmetic hour,
and they aro doing auras." Visitor
"Ah! Yes, I havo often heard of In-
AUn summers." Tho (Hence which fol
lowed was only broken by tho whli of
tomahawks. Lowell Cou.ier.
"Now." said tho business man to
the prim Boston girl, whom ha bad eor
gagod to do his type-writing, ''addrew "$;,
this letter to Messrs. Jones A Jooes.
Amsterdam, N. Y.'' 'The typfHif
for a moment, and then trv Ityr tojr
ator stopped and blusbott tuttl a
glasses fairly glowed. ,! est. wt
swear, air," aha said, timidly, with her
soft, Athenian accent; "ntiy 1 writ It
AnHtcrilsuh?' " Th jasWaaat It J
torward w H to insprlni a fat"! kit
upon Iter chaata brow, Mt) to)1 Uw
ten ".-?. v
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