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But the General Indications Rather Favor
ing PeaceReported Misunderstanding
Between England and Russia Russia
"Withdraws Some of Her Conditions and
the Treaty of Peace to be SignedThe
Usual Batch of Speculations.
THE TURKISH FLEET.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Feb. 23.The draft of
peace conditions contained a stipulation that
six principal Turkish ironclads should be
ceded to Russia, on the ground that other
wise the Porte might sell them to England.
The sultan objected to this stipulation. He
stated he would prefer to destroy the vessels
and promised not to transfer them to any
foreign power. The incident terminated by
the Sultan undertaking not to sell the iron
clads to England, in consideration of which
Kussia withdrew her demand for their im
mediate cession. It is understood the treaty
of peace is on the point of being signed. I
is probable the Russian Grand Duke Nicho
las will visit the Sultan here.
A RUSSIAN THREAT.
LONDON, Feb. 23.It is persistently main
tained, despite the statements in the British
Pailianient, that the arrangement between
England and Russia is by no means perfect:
that an announcement of the Muscovite in
tention to occupy Constantinople has caused
thG whole affair to enter upon a new phase,
and that in consequence the British squad
ron has again returned to the Princess
CROWDING THE PORTE.
S T. PETERSBURG, Feb. 23.The f-folos says
of the protracted peace negotiations: Either
the British squadron should withdraw to Be
sika Bay or the Porte should receive proof
that it reckons in vain upon the presence of
British iron-clads in the sea of Marmora.
Turkey should be informed if peace is not
signed at the earliest practicable date hostili
ties wi I be resumed.
A 'Times St. Petersburg dispatch says a
conference is not likely to meet until the
Adrianople negotiations are concluded. llus-
tio ought not to be construed as weakness
in retreat. I have reason to believe that
cordiality between the court of St. Peters
burg and Berlin has not increased much
lately. Official journals are very reserved
in commenting on Bisniark's late speech in
A Paris conespondent sajs: According
to a telegram tioin Bucharest, fresh Russian
detachments are arm ing in Rouinania, sev
eral of them without arms. It is believed
they are destined to form military colonies
THE SITUATION UNSATISFACTORY.
The Tunes, editonally, says it considers
the situation very unsatisfactory. Europe is
armed to the teeth, and is increasing its arm
aments day by daw I such circumstances,
the country can but give its confidence to
the government, and trust they will be able
to control the dangerous susceptibilities
which have, on all sides, been aroused.
GERMAN TAX DILL.
A Berlin despatch &ays if the national
liberals do not secure Benningsen's appoint
ment to the new office of vice chancellor,
they will reject the pending tax bill, and
thus compel Camphausen's resignation. If
the courage of the libeials holds out, the
consequences are likely to be grave.
A Pera dispatch says great anxiety prevails
here. Three thousand seamen have passed
Adrianople for torpedo service in the Gulf of
Saros and sea of Marmora.
ANIMOSITY TO RUSSIA.
A Belgrade dispatch says a feeling of ani
mosity against Russia is prevalent here.
The daily T'elegrnjth in its leader, says
nothing could be darker or more difficult
than the prospect now before this countiy.
LONDON. Feb. 23.Auburn Herbert. Lib
eral, will preside at the peace demonstration
to-morrow, and Bradlaugh will move resolu
tions anti-Russian. The papers announce
a loyal and patriotic demonstration at Mar
blearch to vote down peace resolutions and
protest against any attempt to embarrass
the government during the present crisis
against Russian occupation of Constanti
S T. PETERSBURG, Feb 3.The Agenre
Unime says the situation has improved
through an understanding between England
and Russia, whereby Russia will not occupy
Gallipoli. and England will not land troops
on the shores of the Dardanelles. Negotia
tions for peace are making progress. To
hasten them the. Grand Duke Nicholas, by
agreement with "the Porte, has transferred
his headquarters to San Stefano, and will
meet theie to-morrow Savfet Pasha. The
signatures to the peace conditions will fol
BETAKEN AND BURNED.
ATHENS, Feb. 24.The Turks have retak
en Plateno and entirely destroyed it by fire.
The Greek insurgents, after a brave defense
retired to Kokotos.
MISCELLANEOUS WAR NOTES.
LONDON, Feb. 23.A well informed Vi
enna correspondent affirms that Savfet Pa
sha still hesitates to sign Gen. Ignatieff "s
conditions defining the eastern and southern
limits of Bulgaria and says: "Th con
ditions also, despite the denial of the Aqence
Itnsse, predicate an expulsion practically of
the entire Mussulman population.
The idea of the Sultan's withdrawal to
Broussa is again mooted at Constantinople.
Onon. General Ignatieff's dragoman, is at
Constantinople pressing the Turks to come
to a speedy condition.
GENERAL rOREIGN NEWS.
BERLIN, Feb. 23.Parliament to-day re
sumed debate on the imperial tobacco and
stamp duties. Camphausen, who is a free
trader, said he had frequently offered Prince
Bismarck his resignation, and would not re
main at the head of the financial adminis
tration unless supported by the parties.
Bismarck said he would not accept the res
ignation, because no absolute difference ex
ists between them at present. The bills
were referred to the budget committee.
VERSAILLES, Feb. 23.In the Chamber of
Deputies, to-day, Leon Say, amid cheers
from the left, introduced a bill authorizing
the collection of taxes for March, without
awaiting the sanction of the budget in the
LONDON, Feb. 23.Advices from Cape
town. Feb. 5th, via Madeira, say the Kami
war seems to be approaching an end. Sir
Bartle Trere, governor and commander-in
chief of the Cape Colony, and the ministry
have had differences regarding military af
fairs, and the ministry were dismissed.
BAD FOR HAYES.
Returning-Board Anderson Denied si Neiv
Trial by Judge Whitaker.
N EW ORLEANS, La., Feb 23.Judge Whit
aker to-day rendered his decision upon the
motion for a new trial of Thomas C. Ander
son. The judge holds that the verdict was
in accordance with the evidence as to the
first pointThat James Prince, one of the
colored jurors, was not a competent juror, he
being under age, and defendant, therefore,
having been tried by eleven jurors in viola
tion of the constitution, the court held that
Prince swore on bis voir dire that he was 22
years of age, had registered and voted in
187G. The burden of proof, as to his not
being of age, rests upon the mover. The
mother of the juror is sick and demented,
and there was no record of his birth, or his
The judge then reviewed the testimony of
the witnesses, several of whom have contra
dicted themselves or could not fix dates as
to the age of Prince. The testimony, alto
gether, does not prove the age of Prince.
Opinions of witnesses and hearsay evidence
alone, has been offered for the guidance of
The court cannot say that the juror,
Prince, swore to a lie on his voir dire.
On the contradictory mass of indefinite
statements in regard to the point that Jere
mian Lincoln, another juror, had expressed
sia does not wish a renewal of hostilities I his opinion of Anderson's guilt befoie the
which would inevitably result in the destruc- I trial, the court says: Lincoln, on his voir
tion of the Ottoman empire, but her hesita- dire examination declared that he had no 2 ^U t^T!w
tion ought not to be construed as weakness fixed oninirm. sm.l hr.lris thatt. thre ,h,^
fixed opinion and holds witnesses
examined on that point, declared that they
never had heard the juror make any such
statement as to the testimony of Littlefield
and Senator Zacharie. which, it is claimed by
the defense would have materially aided the
accused in proving his innocence, the court
holds that both these witnesses could not
have disproved the evidence of McGlowin,
Collins and Evans as to the presence of An
derson at the opening of the Vernon re
turns, to which also Gov. Wychffe on the
heaiing of the motion lor a new trial, had
testified. Littlefield was on hand when the
motion was tried, but not summoned by the
defense. Zacharie was not positive as to the
absence of Anderson and as to the inaccuracy
of Collins" leport, disclaimed by the defense,
he testified that they were in the main cor
rect. Theie was no other evidence offered,
and as to these points the motion must be
MONTRLAL, Out., Feb. 23.A wiit of at
tachment against Stephen Davidson & Co.,
dry goods niei chants, has been withdrawn
and the matter settled. A meeting of the
cieditors of Hugh Matthewson was held to
day. Liabilities $31,000 assets $73,000.
HALIFAX, N. S.. Feb. 23.John Taylor &
Co., West India merchants, have suspended.
Liabilities $60,000. which can be paid in full
if time is given. The liabilities of Charles
Robson & Co., dry goods merchants, are
&90,000. Ihe film is said to have compro
mised at twenty cents on the dollar.
Gov. Hampton to the Colored Troops.
CHARLESTON, S. 0 Feb. 23.Two regi
ments of the national guard, colored volun
teer organization, were reviewed to-day by
Gov. Hampton, and made a fine display.
Several colored bands were in the column.
At the close of the review Gov. Hampton ad
dressed the troops, congratulating them on
their improvement in the past, aiid remind
ing them of his pledge that the colored race
should enjoy full and equal rights under the
law with the whites, and calling upon them
as citizens to co-opeiate with him in cariy
ing out his other pledges.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Fe 23,Emma Neal.
an insane girl 23 years old who wandered
away from home two weeks ago was found
hanging to a tree in a cornfield below here
this afternoon. She had evidently been
hanging some time. There were some sus
picions of outrage or murder, but the ver
dict was suicide. Chas. Riddle, aged sixty,
living near McLeansboro. Ill,, struck his
wife with a hammer while driving home
from town, on the 21st, and beat "her so
brutally it is feared she will die.
Fallina Off in a Railroad's Business.
CHICAGO, Feb. 23.The annual leport of
the Chicago & Alton railroad for the year
1877 shows gross earnings as follows: From
passengers. $1,211,811, freights, $3,067,1G9
express, mails, etc., $184.123total 3.464,-
303. Operating expenses, $2,357.00." net
earnings $2,107,308. This is a decrease in
the net earnings of $102,130, but there was
a considerable decrease in expenses.
Found Dead at Lake Citv.
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.J
LAKE CITY, Minn., Feb. 23.Wesley
Bailey, an old resident of this city and pro
prietor of the Temperance billiard hall, was
found dead this afternoon in the yard of the
Lake City lumber company. Th cause is
not known at this time, but will send full
particulars as soon as ascertained.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 1 a. m.Indications
for upper Mississippi and lower Missouri
valleys: falling barometer, except temporary
rise in upper portions: cold northwesterly
winds, gradually shifting to easterly and
waimer southerly and partly cloudy weather.
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BECOKD OP CEIME.
A GRAXGER SCAXDAL IX
A Jealous Old Man Accuses Hi Wife of
Infidelity and Jumps a Load of Shot into
the Supposed Lothario--The Wife's Ver
sion of the StoryRande, the Desperado,
Found Guilty and .Sentenced for Life.
Bold Trai Robbery in TexasMiscella
neous Criminal Notes,
[Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.]
FARMINGTON, Feb. 23.The town of Castle
Rock is excited over a genuine scandal sen
sation, with the almost proverbial shooting
accompaniment. The reports of the affair
are so various, and some of them
that it is an impossibility to get at the bot
tom facts at present. I appears, however,
that among the residents of Castle Rock is
an old man named Odell, a farmer, and a
There is, too, in the Odell family, a Mrs.
Odell. who, if not a better man than old
Grant." seems to be a better man than Odell,
for, it is asserted, she runs the farm and
attends to the Odell family business gen
erally. As an assistant upon the farm, Mrs.
Odell has had in her employ a
YOUNG MAN NAMED JUMP.
Monday last, so the story runs, the male
Odell, returning suddenly to the house, dis
covered Jump and Mrs. Odell in a
He raved and stormed about the premises
for a while, but resorted to nothing more
serious at that time. Wednesday last, how
ever, he returned home armed with a loaded
shot gun, evidently secured for'the purpose,
the contents of which he
FIRED INTO JUMP'S PERSON,
while he was engaged in drawing a pail of
water, inflicting serious injuries. This is
one story. O
THE WIFE'S SIDE,
however, it is alleged that the shooting
was the result of the old
man's irrascible temper and unfounded
jealousy. I is claimed for Mrs. Odell that
she was sweeping her bed room, and having
occasioUnPton I assise* nei
TO CLOSE THE DOOR.
While the door was thus closed, and Mrs.
Odell was moving a glass at one end of the
room, Jump being at the other, Mr. Odell
suddenly flung open the door, exclaiming,
"NOW, I'VE CAUGHT YOU!'"
The above is a mere outline of the two
stoiies current, as gleaned from neighbors.
To-day Odell was brought here to answer to
the charge of an assault with
ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1878.
mov a heavy bureau, she sent
four Jump to assist her. move the bu
reau it was found necessary
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but owing to the absence of impoRanTtrilp
nn nesses, the examinatio was postponed to
Monday next. Odell meanwhile, being held
in heavy bonds to appear.
RICH DEVELOPMENTS PROMISED.
It is further rumored that Odell is so much
eniaged, with cause or from jealousy, that
he will, on the examination, rake Up some
past frailties on the part of Mrs. Odell, to
justify his assault upon the hired man, and
the scandal mongers are gloating over the
prospects of rich developments.
EXPRESS CAR ROBBED.
N EW ORLEANS, Feb 23.A Galveston
Xetr.s special dated Dallas, 23d, says: Last
night the south bound train on the Central
PiTiTon+ i ~~4--t
was boarded at Allen's station by six men present rise in the price of silver has been
who robbed the express car of ^2,500.
train had hardly drawn up at the station
when a man jumped into the engineer's cab,
Covering the engineer and fireman with a re
volver. Five other men attempted to enter
the express car when the messenger, Thomas,
showed fight, firing three shots at the rob
bers, hitting one it is thought and killing
him. The robbers fired five or
six shots at the messenger nd rushing
in overpowered him, cut the bellrope
and had the express car uncoupled from the
tram, and ordeied the engineer to pull over
on a siding where the messenger was forced
to open the safe from which they abstracted
52,50 in money, overlooking a package
containing about $400. The robbers were
all masked save one who covered the en
gineer. The passengers were* completely
demoralized, and thinking they would be
isited, a furious scramble ensued in secret
ing money and valuables. They were not
One of the party proposed going through
the passengers, but the leader' commanded
him to keep his place and come on. After
securing the booty, the robbers mounted
horses, hitched a short distance from the
depot, and took a northwesterly! course.
There were enough male passehgs aboard to
capture the robbers, but they w^re so badly
demoralized, that with tJ^e exception
of the conductor and Capt. W.
Apperson, who attempted to arouse
the passengers to action, tiiere was no
disposition to resistance shown. Simultaneous
with the firing a man rushed into the pas
senger coach in great fright and as he hur
ried through said the 'robbers' numbered be
tween 50 and 60. was one of the robbers.
About 12 o'clock Superintendnnt Guinlan
telegraphed to the city marshal that the car
would be at his service by 1 o'clock, which
was taken, and pursuit of the robbers con
CONVICTION AND SENTENCE OF BANDE.
CHICAGO. Feb. 22.The Journal'* Gales
burg special says The jury in the Bande
murder trial after being locked up forty
hours returned a verdict at 8 this morning,
finding the prisoner guilty of murder, and
fixing his punishment at imprisonment for
life. A motion for arrest of judgment was
overruled. Previous to the sentence Bande
said he was guiltless of murder that several
witnesses had sworn falsely against him.
was immediately taken to Joliet heavily iron
ed and under guard of several officers.
DEFRAUDING MALL AGENT.
BOSTON, Feb 23.Thomas Cheney
superintendent of the New England mail
service, is charged with defraudinw the gov-
N *$?** wV*'4IV"5fiV^
services never rendered, with establishing
postal routes New Hampshire for the be
entof his friends, with granting his chief
furnished by nun, and allowing him to draw
pay after he had left the service, with being
absent from duty and with general ineffi
ciency. Congress will investigate the char
MUBDEBED BY BOBBERS.
DEXTER, Me, Feb. 23.Last evening J. W.
Barron, treasurer of the Dexter Savings
bank, not coming home, search was made
for him. and he was found locked in the
vault, handcuffed, gagged, and with a rope
around his neck. was senseless, and died
this morning. had several bad wounds
on his forehead. The robbers obtained less
than one hundred dollars, and it is supposed
they murdered the treasurer because he
would not open the safe.
A MURDEBBB SUICIDES IN HIS CELL.
NOBRISTOWN, Pa., Feb. 23.The body of
Henrich Wahlen, convicted of the murder of
Max Hugo Hoehne, near the grangers' en
campment. Elm station, in the fail of 187G
was found this evening in his cell with his
skull broken and hanging to the bar of the
window by a rope made from ted clothe3. It
is supposed he first fastened the rope around
his neck and then beat Ifis head with the
iron covering of a heater, which was found
broken off and covered with blood, Wahlen
left statements in French, German, and
English declaring his innocence, and calling
on God to heap his curses on all parties in
any way connected with his trial and con
DEATH BY HANGING.
CHICAGO, Feb. 23.In the case of George
Hovey and Jeremiah Connolly, on trial for
the murder of Hugh McConville. the jury
this afternoon after a little over an hour's
deliberation, returned a verdict of guilty,
and fixed the punishment at death by hang
ing. The sentence will be passed on Mon
TABRIFFVILLE BRIDr DISASTER.
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 23.The jury of
inquest on the Tarriffville disaster, Jan. 15,
reported to-day they disagree. Four have
not yet submitted a report, but eight agree to
present a report declaring there is no evi
dence the bridge was tampered with, but be
lieve the iron had lost its sustaining power
and the wood had decayed, making the
bridge unsafe. They find the responsibility
for the disaster largely rests with the direct
ors of the Connecticut Western road and
censure them for using dangerous bridges.
BROWN FAMILY FINISHED UP.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 23.Some months
ago Joseph Brown, of Carmi, 111., committed
suicide. Two days after his fatherr. Elijah
Brown, followed suit with a shot gun. after
having dug his own grave. Last night Mrs.
Brown took laudanum and finished up the
MURDER IN THE FTRST DEGREE.
MEMPHIS, Feb. 23.In the criminal court
to-dry Henry Smith, colored, was found
oif murde inI tho first degree,, for killl jn
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8 Chancy Long, also colored
,i about a ye&r ago, by nenTlv atxvtrrinrr Vi-nr
head from her body.
nearly severing he
Ex-Justice of the Peace, Millard, po
lice court attorney, was committed to jail to
day to answer for assuming the role of
magistrate and performing a marriage cere
mony last night by which an innocent girl
ENGLISH STOCK MARKET.
A Week of Sharp FluctuationsThe Miami
Silver Bill with Other Causes Advances
LONDON, Feb. 23.The Times says: The
the result for the most part of speculation,
Its maintenance, consequently, depends
upon the present holders being relieved of
their purchases by actual demand.
The Econoinint says the rate of dis
count in the open market has been firm at
1% per cent. The price of silver is due to
the passage of the Bland silver bill, specu
lative absorption of India councils paper,
and purchases by Russia from Germany for
coinage purposes. The stock markets have
been subjected to very sharp fluctuations
during the week. Tuesday the fall of prices
was almost unparalleled. Statements were
circulated that Kussia was massing large
bodies of troops in Roumania, and buying
silver from Germans to a heavy amount, that
our government was hurrying preparations,
and that Lord Derby would make an un
favorable statement in the House of Lords
that evening. This Lord Derby did not do.
consequently there has been a fairly good
renewal of confidence, and the result of
which has been a moderate improvement in
most securities. The effect of the passage
of the stiver bill through the United States
Senate by more than two-thirds majority
was not at once apparent. American bonds
prices at first showed a tendency to advance,
probably in sympathy with the'general tone
of the markets, but there has since been
some genuine selhng which caused a relapse.
The American railroad market has been
comparatively well supported.
The Hostile Sioux.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 23.General Crook re
turned to-day from Indian Territory. Con
cerning the published statements in a Chey
enne paper that a large expedition would be
organized in the spring against Sitting Bull,
Gen. Crook makes emphatic denial.
says no immediate trouble need be feared
from Sitting Bnll unless the buffalo ran^e
south, which is not probable, as they have
not done so of late years. No expedition
against hostile Sioux is now contemplated.
Arrest of Gamblers at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Feb. 23.A large number of
strangers from all parts are already arriving
for the appreaching carnival. I anticipa
tion of the fine field offered by the crowd on
the occasion a large number of swindlers
and confidence men and gamblers have been
congregating here, and to-night the police
made a raid upon them and captured a large
number, who were locked up. Some few
escaped and left the city.
Shipwreck and Loss of Life.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.The signal service
eminent, by certifying to fig* vouchers for is the Philip Suppicich, with crew lost.
that the bark sunk on Hattera bar
Ite ms of Interest Picked Up by the News
Gleaners on a Dull Day.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.The treasury now
holds $346,629,030 in United States bonds to
secure national bank circulation, and $13,-
493,000 to secure public deposits:
Bonds deposited for circulation for
week ending to-day
Amount withdrawn "week ending
National bond circulation out
standing currency notes
Internal revenue receipts
Receipts national bank notes for
week ending to-day compared
with corresponding" period last
year, 1877 1878
Receipts to-day 1,000.000
Treasury balances, currencv 3.394,728
Special fund for redemption of
fractional currencj 10,000.000
Special deposit legal tenders for
redemption of certificates of de
Including coin certificates 47.8S5.400
outstanding legal tenders 34,990,424
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23.The argument of
the pro rate question was resumed this morn
ing before the House Pacific railroad com
mittee and A. J. Hoppleton of counsel for
the Union Pacific railroad conducted his
argument against the bill which proposes to
compel that company to pro rate on passen
ger and freight trains with the Kansas Pa
cific and other branches of the Union Pa
cific railroad system. Horace White will be
heard in behalf of other bondholders of the
Kansas Pacific companies Tuesday next.
The committee on ways and means have ar
ranged the cotton goods, earthenware and
glassware, hemp and Uke metals, provisions
and all articles alphabetically, as far as sugar
inclusive. A good many modifications of
the original bill have been made in the di
rection of revenue, yet reducing the duties to
what they were.
WASHINGTON. Feb 23.The freight ca
pacity of the government ships Constitu
tion, Supply and Wyeming being insufficient
to accommodate the goods offered for the
Paris Exposition, the ship Portsmouth has
been placed at the disposal of Commissioner
General McCormack. All the space in the
American department has been assigned, and
none remains for new exhibitors.
Vessels in New York Bay CollideTwo
Persons KilledOthers Missing.
N EW YORK, Feb. 28.Mr. George Castle
ton, of New York, injured in the collision
this morning, died from his injuries this after
noon. leaves a widow and two children.
He was a large owner of real estate, and be
lieved to be very wealthy. was a lawyer,
having an office on Wall street, to which he
was coming from his home when the collision
occured. The fog continued throughout the
doy and evening. About [7 o'clock the Erie
ferry boat James Fisk, Jr., was in collision
with a schooner, off pier 47, North river.
The blowing of the steam whistle and
cries for help attracted the attention of boat
men on shore who put out in the fog in the
direction of the sounds and rescued the pas
sengers of the Fisk who had been swept
overboard by the jib of the schooner. These
reported that several standing beside them
at the time of the collision must also have
been thrown into the sea, but the only per
son reported missing is Judge Anderson of
Illinois. A deck hand of the ferry boat,
Charles Ebert, of 181) Seventh avenue,
was killed. The schooner was subsequently
found at a dock and badly shattered. The
ferry-boat had ker guards and a portion of
the cabin torn away.
A later account of the collision states that
the report of Judge Anderson being missing
is an error. Frederick A. Freeman, of
Dixon, 111., was inquired for at the ferry
when the passengers landed, but he did not
respond. I does not follow, however, from
this circumstance, that any mishap has be
fallen Freeman, as the passengers went their
several ways as soon as they reached New
RAILROAD AID ROADS.
Counties in Missouri Threatening Resist
ance to the United States Courts.
S T. LOUIS, Feb. 23.The people of St.
Clair, Henry and some other interior coun
ties of Missouri, are holding mass meetings
upon the county bond question, and the at
tempted enforcement of payment by legal
process through the United States courts,
which has just been inaugurated. The reso
lutions adopted are very strong, and in some
instances declare the payment shall be re
sisted by all possible means. They declare
that the bondholders have put compromise
out of the question by adopting this course.
The county judges of several counties have
been ordered to appear before the United
States court at the March session to show
cause why they do not order the levy to pav
the defaulted interest on these bonds, the
great bulk of which were issued a few years
ago in aid of various railroad enterprises.
The action of the court wiil then bring the
long pending troubles between the counties
and bondholders to a crisis.
ALL AKOt.VD THE GLOBE.
Prof. Albert Smith, a distinguished medi
cal instructor, died at Peterboro, N. H.,
At Oakland, Cal., yesterday. Dr. Carver,
with a rifle, broke 885 glass balls out of one
thousand, tossed from a point twenty feet
distant. Time, including all stoppages,
three hours and. three minutes. Several
Eastern men were present.
By the fall of a building in the course of
construction on Lexington avenue, N. Y.,
a number of workmen were seriously injured,
two probably fatally.
The ship Ivanhoe, with 160 emigrants
for Australia, sailed yesterday from New
York. The vessel takes out also an assorted
cargo of American goods for the markets of
New South Wales.
Samuel Schwartz, clerk in the San
Francisco pension office, who disappeared
last May with about 87,000 of the office
funds, was captured yesterday morning by
United States Detective Ftnnegas.
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CEUSHEDTODEATH TERRIBLE ACCIDENT LAST EVENING
How Mat. Donohoe Came to an I'ntimely
EndThe Inquest on the BodyWhat
was Found on Hi Person.
Yesterday evening about 5 o'clock, a terri
ble accident happened in the Sixth ward
which terminated fatally to one poor fellow
and was well nigh causing the death of half
a dozen others. I appears that Mike
O'Brien has a contract for opening Ohio
street, and on Wednesday he set on- a gang
of men cutting away the bluff at the back of
Yeorg's brewery. For three days an old,
gray and partially bald man had hung round,
trying to get a job yesterday he was set to
work wheeling. I the morning the men
fired a blast, and then proceeded to clear
away the debris. At about 5 o'clock, as some
half dozen of the men were busily engaged
in the excavation they heard some one call,
"look out, the rock is falling." They rushed
from under the overhanging bluffs, but the
poor old man before referred to, glanced for
a moment in bewilderment toward the fear
ful avalanche that threatened to crush him.
That moment was fatal, for as he started to
run, a huge sand rock weighing some two
thousand pounds, struck him upon the leg,
hurled nim to the ground, and rolling over
covered him. Following close upon the
rock, several tons of earth and sand fell in a
mass from the heights. In a few minutes
the men returned, half scared, to rescue their
comrade. With almost superhuman effort
they raised the ponderous rock, and drew
the victim from under. They sat
him up for a moment, but he did not
speak. They then hurriedly conveyed him
to the brewery and laid him in
Mr. Yeorg's parlor when the men say he in
a few moments breathed his last. I a very
short time a GLO BE reporter was on the spot.
He found deceased to be a man of at least
sixty years, the little hair upon his head
being as White as snow. I examining him
he found the left leg broken about six inches
above the ankle and the vertebra of the neck
dislocated death must have been almost in
The coroner was notified and at 7 o'clock
he appeared upon the scene of the dreadful
catastrophy, and empanelling a jury pro
ceeded to hold an inquest. The first witness
called was Fred Graupman, who said I don't
know the name of deceased. I have only
known him a day or two: he came for
work and today was put on: I saw him alive
last at about five o'clock, when he was at
work with me on Ohio street: I heard some
one call "look out:" the other men jumped
out and so did deceased, but a big rock
struck him on the knee and knocked him
down: the rock struck him again on the
neck we got him from under the rock and
carried him to the brewery: he gave a few
signs of life as we carried him.
Henrich Dikamp said: I saw deceased
just whed he tried to run from under the
falling bank I saw a lump of sand-ruck fall
on him he was working with a wheelbarrow
in the morning we had a blast and I think
some of the rock was loosened but did not fall
down. I do not think there was any neglect
on the part of any one. Adam Fiitz and
August Ott gave corroborative testimony,
and Mike Conroy said, I know deceased five
years. His name is Mathias Donohoe. Ho
lives with Mike Feeney in a shanty between
Iiosabell, Wacouta. Fifth and Sixth streets.
I was at the top of the bluff: heard some one
call out "look out." I looked over the edge
of the bluff and saw a rock strike Donohoe
behind on the leg. fell down and the
rock rolled over on him and covered him all
over. We took him from under the rock
and carried him to the brewery.
The coroner was about to search deceased
when Mr. O'Brien stated that Mike Conroy
had searched him and found $167.62 on
him and handed it over to him, O'Brien
whereupon the coroner swore Mike
rsaid I am the contractor
for opening Ohio street. I was not on the
spot when the accident happened but heard
the men call out. I rushed up and found
Donohoe crushed beneath a heavy rock. We
lifted up the rock and drew the man out. I
did not appear as if his neck was broken,
but his leg was broken. We carried him to
the brewery and sent a man for a doctor and
clergyman, but before the man had got far
one of the men told him it was useless going
for the man was dead. Mike Conroy search
ed the pockets of deceased and found
$167.62 and gave it to me.
The money was handed over to the
coroner, who gave O'Brien a receipt for the
amount. The jury after a few moments de
liberation brought in a verdict of accidental
The reporter made enquiries of several
persons who had known deceased for seven
or eight years. from which he
gleaned that deceased worked generally
in the summer as a section hand on
the Lake Superior road: that he had no
family or relations in St. Paul, but made his
home with Mike Feeney, who came from the
same part of Ireland with deceased. In vis
iting the spot where the accident happened,
the reporter found a cutting of some twenty
yards into the steep bluff, which at this point
is composed of white sand and a soft sand
rock, very dangerous, from the liability of
slides if proper precautions are not taken.
The rock which crushed poor Donohue was
a very soft sandstone about eighteen inches
thick and from nine to ten feet in diameter.
The body was taken over to Feenej 's house.
Trade With Brazil.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23.Messrs. Collins,
contractors, for the Madeira and Coamoore
railroad, Brazil, have a dispatch from St.
Thomas announcing the arrival there, after
a stormy passage, of the steamer ICichmond,
hence for San Antonio. Brazil, with supplies
and laberers for the construction of the rail
road. All well.
The schooner Paul Sway, arrived at New
York, seeing, January 29th. at the mouth of
the Amazon, an American steamer supposed
to be the Mercidita. the first vessel dis
A London telegram says the lockout of
4,000 weavers at Oldham, if not quickly
terminated, Is likely to cause dlsemployment
of thirty thousauJ operatives in other
branches of traJe.