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WELLINGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1879.
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A TTQSXOT AT-LAW. Benedict. Block,
- " euiugton. Ohio. 7-3
DR. J. RUST,
HOM(KOPATHIST. Residence ud of.
Bee, Wat Side Public Square.
..... ., . . DR. R. HATHAWAY,
TTOIKEOPATHIC Physician and 8nr-
seaa. umce, at residence, west side
; uujoiira, naumgton, Ublo.
, WELLINGTON HOUSE, North side
. rublle Square, Wellington, Ohio. Regular
wsnala Tl rinti A nvj i. . i
.. u. WHUWUUB
E. C. BROWN, Proprietor. .
' TP TOtT WANT a first-class 8have, Hair
jl vui, or ouampoo, call at Kobinsou's O.
K.8aavia Saloon. Libert Rtnm A (nil
assortment of Hair Oils, Pomades and Hair
Restoratives. We also keep the bent brand
a? l .
t mm, ana warrant tneru. Kaors boued
or ground to order. . T. BOBINSON.
TT ELLINGTON PLANING MILL.
' Yf Manufacturers and dealer in Sash,
Doora, Blinds, Brackets, Battings, Lumber,
Shingles, Lath, Cheesa and Butter Boxes.
BeroU Sawing, Hatching and Planing done
to older. D. L. Wadswortb. Prop. Office,
ear railroad depot.
TX WADSWOBTH BOX. Dtum T.o-h..
Lata. Bainalea, Doors, Sua. Blinds. Moul.
dlai, u Dtimi Lamber of all sorts. Taid aar
m.m mp sure. .0)1
J. H. WIGHT,
DEALER IN Clocks, Witches, Jewelry,
Silverwaie, Gold Pans, etc. BOShop
in Houghton's Drug Stole.
K. 8. HOLLENBACH,
MERCHANT TAILOR, in Union Block,
TMB8T NATIONAL BANK, Wellington.
. A. Ohio. Does a general banking bos,
nesa. Buys and sells N. Y. Exchange, Got.
: eminent onds, etc. a 8. Warner, Presi
; dent, K. A. Horr, Cashier. . . .
PHOTOGRAPHER. . GaJlery in Arnold's
- Block. Wellington, Ohio.
J. W. HOUGHTON,
ROTARY TUBLIC. Oftice in Hoagh
i. ton's JDtag Store, East Side Pnblic
BRING YOUR PRINTING to tba En
terprise Office. All kinds of printinz
'done neatly and promtly. Office West Side
Public 8quare, ottt Honghtoa's Drug Store.
HARNESS, SADDLES, AC
J. M. OTTERBACKRR, Maaufactorer of
Harness, Saddles and Collars, employee neae
-bt the best ef workmen, and nses none but
the best Oak Tanned Leather. A large
stock of herneee constantly on hand. All
'work warranted. Shop south aide Liberty
.E. WELLS, .
ADDLER AND HARNRESS MAKER.
The be workmen em Dior rd. and cuIt
the beet stock used. All work done nnder
m j. immediate kaperriaion. North aide Me
ehanie street. . 11-1 5-1 y
. Mi, iW ii.i.n
riSHXK ALLTN, Builders, Shop tn
IV ads worth's Planing M11L Many Tears ex
perience enables them to compete for first
class work.- Their motto la "Honest work,
good materials and fair prices." Plana spec
catlone and details a specialty.
BOOTS AND 8HOES.
; W. H. ASHFOBO,
MANUFACTURER and Dealer in Boots
and Shots and all kinds ol first class
cnatom work. All work and materials folly
warranted. Shop, south ride Liberty Street,
e door east of Otterbacker's Harness 8bop,
Wellington, Ohio. , ll-91y
JU8T1C1 OF THE PEACE.
.- -'j . S. GOODWIN,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND GEN
. SEAL INSURANCE AGENT. Col
leebona, CouTeyancing, Fire and Lij Insur
doDe Promptly at reasonable
rates. Office, in T. Kirk s Boot and Shoe
Store, north side Liberty Street. 11-9-ly
., ; : E. G. FULLER,
DEALER IN Fresh and Salt Meats, Bo
logna, and Pork 8aase. Highest
market price in cuh paid IWr Beerea, 8heers
Hogs, Hides, Ac Market, south side Lib
erty Street, one door west of Otterbacker's
.Harness Shop. . . , . , . . . . . .u.aiy
WM CUSHION SON,
LIVERY AND SALE STABLE. Choice
turnouts furnished, aad charges rea
sonable. Sooth aide Mechanic street, one
door east of American House. 11-15-ly
, M. McKINNEY,
DEALER IN BLOSSBURG COAL, the
finest article known for Biacksntith
ing. Horse shoeing; repairing; Ac., prompt
ty done, and satisfaction guaranteed. South
side Mechanic street. 11-15-ly
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General News Sammary.
Senate. Jan. 14. Mr. Butler sabmit
ted a resolution directing the Secretary of the
Interior to Inquire and report what railroad
company. Individual or Individuals, are build-
mg a rauroaa acmes tne puoiic domalna in
Artsona, and by what authority the road is
being constructed. Agreed to. Mr. Darts
(Vs.) called up the resolution submitted by
him early in the session, to promote the agri
cultural interests of the country, and made a
long speech upon the subject. The bill to di
vide the Western District of Missouri into
two districts was passed. The Vice-President
laid before the Senate the Droceedlnn of a
convention held in Chicago last November for
the promotion of American commerce. That.
part reiemng to commerce was reierred to
the Committee on Commerce, and that
part referrimr to railroads to the Com
mlttee on Railroads. The Senate then resumed
consideration of unfinished business, beln
tne oui to amend tre patent laws. An amend
ment submitted by Mr. Morgan was sgreed to.
After discussion the bill was laid aside with
the understanding that It should come np as
unfinished business the following day. Exec-
hht session ana adjournment.
House. A resolution wis adopted di
recting the Committee on Appropriations to
make an appropriation for payment to the
widow of the late A. 8. Williams of the amount
of us aalarr for the remainder of the m
sion. The Geneva Award bill waa post
poned, and the House went Into a
committee on the bill for payment of pensions
to survivors of the Mexican and other wars.
Amendments were offered aad adopted, to
embrace in the benefits of the bill officers and
privates ol the marine service; also soldiers
who served sixty days in the military or naval
service oi tne united states in tne war or liftil
for the suDDression of the rebellion, and the
survivors of the Oregon and Washington lo-
uian wars in 1003-0, 1 ne committee, wttnout
further action, rose. The 8peaker announced
the following aDDOintmenta to till vacancies in
commuiees : w uatciary, i orney, 01 Alaoama ;
Metrics or loiumoia, lownsend, of Illinois;
Foreign Affairs. Acklun. of Louisiana ; Militia.
Youmr, of Louisiana; Expenditures In the
War Department, Bailey, of New York; Ex-
?snditures In the Department of Justice,
oung, of Louisiana. The Committee on
Appropriations wss instructed to make an
appropriation to the widow of the late Julian
Hartridge of an amount of salary equal to the
remainder of bia salary as a member of the
r ony-uiu vongresa. - - . -
Senate, Jan. 15. Mr. Voorheea sub
mitted a resolution Instructing the Committee
on Indian Affairs to Inquire into the circum
stances which led to the recent escape of the
Chevenne Indiana and their slans-htpr hv the
United Stateslforeee. Arreed to- The Military
Acwemv mil as sieieea to in me uuumnM
Committee was passed, and the bill now goes
to the President for hissienature. The Houee
out ror tne payment to o Incurs and soldiers of
the Mexican war of three months' extra nav.
provided forjbv the art of July 19 l!HS, led to
a sang oisenssion. -Mr. Bdmuuds submitted
sn amendment to make the act apply to those
who served in the late war for the preserva
tion of the Union. . The bill was finally laid
aside without action and the bill to amend
the patent lawstaken up. Pending dissuasion
the Senate went Into executive session, and
wncu uie ooors reopened adjourned.
Boute. In response to resolution.
the 8peaker submitted a communication from
the Secretan of the Treasury transmitting a
supplemental statement of the balances on
the loan accounts In coin standing to the credit
of the Treasurer of the United States in Na
tional bank depositories Jan. 1, which
shows thst the aggregate amount of balances
wss H6,89MCo. Mr. Wood, Chairman of the
Ways and Means Committee reported back the
bill authorizing the iaan of eKrtifleats. in .M
of refunding the public debt. Mr. Keller, of
Pennsylvania, submitted an amendment so ss
to make the certineatea convertible with ac
crued interest after six months Into lawful
money, and at any time into four per cent,
bonds. Mr. Wood called attention to the
bill as Introducing a novel feature Into the
affairs of the Government so far aa the pro
ducing classes are concerned. It would af
ford the poorer classes, an ODnortutiitv of in
vesting their small earnings where they
would . be - safe and secure, and - not
subject to the unstabtlity of private
corporatkms. It was proposed by this bill to
make a National Savings Bank, where there
would be positive and absolute security for
every dollar deposited by the poorer classes.
Several amendments were offered snd reject
ed, and the bill then passed Teas, 117; nays,
TO. Mr. Wood, from the same committee, re-
ponca sue uui msuong unitea Btates notes
receivable for duties snd imports. Mr. Gar
field stated that he desired to offer an amend
ment providing that such notes should be
receivable so long as they were equivalent to
coin. - Mr. Wood yielded to the Introduction
of the amendment; a rote waa then taken up
on the amendment, and It was defeated yeas,
73; nays, 135. Mr. Garfield mored to lay the
bill apon the table; defeated. The bill then
passed, yeas, 164; nave, a Mr. Wood also
reported a bill to facilitate refunding the na
tional debt, but without coming to a rote the
BenaU, Jan. 16. Mr. Windom sub
mitted a resolution that, in order to bring
about the peaceful adjustment of all questions
relating to suffrage, and to the effectual en
forcement of Constitutional and National
rights and promotion of the best interests of
the whole country, by elimination of section
alism from politics, a committee of seven
Senators be appointed bv the Chair and
charged with the dutv of inquiring ss to the
expediency and practicability of encouraging
and promoting, by all just and proper meth
ods, partial emigration of colored persons
from those States and Congressional districts
where they are not allowed to freely
and peacefullv exercise and enjov their
constitutional rights aa American citi
zens, Into such Btates as may desire to receive
ukud aim wiii protect uem in sucn rtgnte.
Laid on the table lor the present st the re
quest of Mr. Wrodom. A resolution wss
adopted calling upon the Secretary of the
Treasury for a statement of all appropriations
and expenditures from the National Treasury
iut sue purpose oi paying tne expenses 01 tne
Indian debt from July L 1790, to June 80,
187&. The bill to amend the nstent laws was
laid aside informally that the Senate might
continue with the House bill tor the payment
of arrears of pension. Considerable discus
sion ensued and a number of amendments
were offered and rejected. The bill was then
read a third time and passed yeas. 44; nays.
4. The Senate then resumed consideration of
the bill to amend the patent laws, and after
some discussion adjourned without further
Bouse. The bill reported from the
Ways and Means Committee, on the 15th, to
facilitate the refunding of the National debt
waa taken up and passed. The House then
went into a Committee of the Whole on the
bill organizing tba Mississippi River Improve
ment Commission, and providing for the im-
ftrovement of that river and the protection of
ts alluvial lands. An appropriation of S2SO,
000 is made for the payment of salaries, and
the committee which reported the bill has, as
an amendment, added a section appropriating
3,871,000 for strengthening the MlfslssiDpi
levees. Several members gave notice thst
they would offer amendments to the bill. On
motion the bill wss made the special order of
business for the 23d. A bill wss Introduced
to authorise local taxation of legal-tender
notes. 1 be Senate amendments to the Mouse
bUl for the division of the Western Judicial
District of Missouri were concurred In.
Senate, Jan. 17. Mr. Salisbury sub
mitted a resolution calling upon the Secretary
of the Treasury for Information aa to the
amount of commission, or other compensa
tion. Pld to bankers, brokers, firms, compa
nies, syndicates, or individuals for services in
negotiating sales of United States bonds or
securities from 1H63 to the nreaent Mm. Dla.
evasion arising the resolution wss laid over.
ine credentials 01 senator Houston, of Ala
bama, were presented. Mr. Allison, from the
Committee on Finance, reported adversely
on the Senate bill to authorize the kill
ing of fur seal and other fur-bearing
animals within the limits of Alaska
Territory, and it was Indefinitely postponed.
Consideration of the bill to amend the patent
laws wss resumed, and amendments submit
ted by Mr. Davis (I1L) and Mr. Hoar were
agreed to. Mr. Wallace said that he and Sen
ator Bayard desired to be excused from fur
ther service on the Teller special committee
to investigate as to the recent elections.
Their request wss granted, and Senators Mc
Donald and Randolph were appointed to fill
too vmcsaciea. Mr. numb, of Kansas, Intro
duced a Joint resolution providing for the
navment of fifty per esntnm of the amount
required by law to be withheld from certain
railroad companies for transportation services
rendered for the Government. Adjourned
until tbs 30th.
Houte.On motion of Mr. Gunther,
Chairman, of ths Committee on PrTt Ltnd
Claims, the Senate bill waa passed defining
the manner in which certain land scrip msy
be assigned and located by actual settlers.
The House then went Into a Committee of the
Whole on the private calendar. After laying
aside several bills to report to the House, the
bill wss reached for the payment of f 30,000 to
the trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Sem
inary and High School in Virginia for rent of
DUlldlngs during tne war. (.ulte a lengthy
discussion ensued, the opponents of the bill
asserting that It wss a war claim, and the
friends of the measure stating that It was a
just 0111 ior tne rent 01 property. itoout
reaching a vote the committee rose and the
Bouse, Jan. 18. The Geneva Award
bul wss taken up as the regular order of busi
ness. A motion to lay the bill and amend'
ments on the table was lost, Mr. Frye's
amendment to the majority bill, which prac
tically shut out Insurance companies, waa
then agreed to. Another motion to lay the
bill snd amendment on the table was also de
feated. The question was then on the substi
tute reported bv the mlnoritV of the Judiciary
Committee, and It wss adopted (on standing
vote), 113 to 3. ine mil as amenaea waa
then passed. Teas, 113; nays, 03. Mr. Smith
reported from the Appropriation Committee
the Senate amendments to the Pension Appro
priation out, ana tney were concurred in.
BenaU, Jan. 20. lit. Cockrell in
traduced a bill to provide a uniform National
currency, to retire the notes of the National
banks and prohibit their Incorporation, to
utilize sliver ana coin, etc. Lid on tne taoie
at the request of Mr. CockrelL Mr. Edmonds
reported for Mr. Christlancv. who was sick.
from the Judiciary Committee a substitute for
tne pending bill regarding polygamoua mar
riages, riacea on tne caienaar. a com
munication from Major Godfrey Welt-
sel. Engineer Corps, In regard to
the superintenaence, management, and
repair of the Louisville and Portland
Canal during the rear endlnr June 80. 1878. wss
laid before the Senate, and re i erred. aa wss also a
communication from the Decretarr of War en
closing letters from Generals Sherman, Sheri
dan and Terrv, recommending an appropria
tion of 135,000 for the erection of a military
headquarters at Fort Snelling. Mr. Withers.
irom 1 ne tommittee on rennons, reportea
favorably on the House bill granting a pension
to the widow of General Anderson. Mr.
Bruce, from the ssme committee, reported a
bill granting Dr. Mary E. Walker an Increase
of pension to t'30 per month. Placed on the
calendar. Mr. Morgan submitted a substitute
screed upon In the Democratic caucus for Mr.
Edmunds1 resolution concerning suffrage aud
the later constitutional amendments. Laid
00 the table. Consideration of the bill to
amend the patent laws wss resumed, and the
amendment offered by Mr. Davis (111.) that
it shall not be lawful to grant any reissue of
any patent for any invention except the in
vention which was embraced in the original
patent," ss agreed to. Various amendments
were discussed snd rejected. A motion wss
made to lay aside the bill temporarily and
take on the Naval Appropriation bill. Pend
ing discussion the Senate went Into executive
session, and when the doors reopened, trans
acted some business of minor importance and
Bouse. Bills introduced and referred:
To prevent adulteration of articles of food
and drink; allowing the unexpended balance
of 1,000,000 appropriated for soldiers' head
atones in National cemeteries to be expended
for a similar purpose In private, village and
city cemeteries; to pay certain mail contract
ors of the Southern Slates for carrying mails
prior to the war; to repeal all laws in regard
to the appointment ana pay of Supervisors of
Election and their aids; to regulste the
charges on Pullman palace cars and other
sleeping cars; making trade and Mex
ican dollars legal tender; to make ships, tugs
aad other vessels engaged In commerce be
tween different States, or between the United
8tates and foreign countries, liable for debts
contracted by tbelr owners or agents ; to au
thorize the Issue of coin certificates in lien of
gold and silver certificates in the Treasury;
to establish a uniform measure of time ; repeal
ing all acts relative to the pre-emption of
public lands; also for the survey and sale
of public lands; to reduce the price of
public hinds within railroad limits. Mr.
Potter asked leave to offer a resolution au
thorizing investigation of the cipher dis
patches, and to have it adopted under sus
pension of the rules, but Mr. Butler ob
jected on the ground thst he wished to debate
tne resolution, ana 11 wss laid over until tne
following day. The House then went into
Committee of the Whole on the bill to pro
vide for the settlement of all outstanding
claims against the District of Columbia, and
conferring jurisdiction therefrom to tbe
Court of Claims. - An amendment limiting
jurisdiction to eases of contracts arising since
ion was onerea, ana wnicn, witn some siignt
modifications, wss sgreed to, and the commit
tee rose and reported the bill to the House.
Mr. Springer introduced a bill to secure to
the people of every State equal and just rep-
It has been discovered that the Elec
toral certificate of Arkansas in 1S76, has some
irregularities about It. The certificate was In
an irregular form, lacking the names of tbe
Electors on the envelope when received by
Senator Ferry and he sent it back to that
State for correction. It was returned In due
time and by Senator Ferry presented to the
two Houses in joint convention and the seven
Totes were counted for Tilden and Hendricks.
The discovery just made is thst the names on
the back of tbe envelope were all written bv
the ssme person Instead of by each individual
Elector as required by law.
It is officially estimated that it will
require 30,000,000 to carry out the provisions
of the bill for the payment of the arrears of
Cmzr Joseph's object in visiting
Washington Is to secure a proper place with
sufficient area of land In Indian Territory for
his people. A purchase of land for this pur
pose will be made from the Cberokees.
The House Judiciary Committee, on
the 17th, granted a hearing to Mrs. Emile B.
Wells and Mrs. Selina Young Williams, of
Salt Lake, Utah, upon various petitions now
before the committee, relating to the laws af
fecting polygamy. They argued In favor of
legislation which will protect Mormon wom
en and children.
Standard silver dollars will be fur
nished by the Treasurer of the United Btates
free of expense for checks on New York in
his fsvor. for certificates of denosit UtmmA hv
any United States sub-Treasurer or depository
national nana, ior greenbacks or bank notes.
The above should be in sums of $1,000 or its
The Secretary of the Treasury on the
18th, called for the redemption of 30,000100
of 5-30 bonds of 1865 and consols of 1807.
The War Department will probably
release the captive Indian women and chil
dren at Fort Robinson at tbe request of Red
Cloud, the Ogallalas earnestly desiring that
tbe widows and orphans, who are their rela
tives, be turned over to them ss their natural
protectors to take them to their homes and
care for the-n.
Geokob Reynolds, a Mormon, re
cently tried and sentenced to two years' Im
prisonment at hard labor for polygamous msr
risjre. bv the United 8tatM Rnnrem. rvuirt
bss filed a petition for a new trial, claiming
that the sentence of the court was illegal, be
cause the statute under which he was con
victed says nothing about bard labor.
Mb. Edmunds' resolution providing
for the termination of that part of tbe Wash
ington treaty which relates to the fisheries by
giving the notice required by its provisions,
will probably pass the Senate without opposi
The execution of Sharpe and McDon
nell, convicted of tbe murder cf George K.
Smith, at Audenreld on the night of Nov. 5,
1853, took place at Mauch Chunk, Pa., on the
14th. A reprieve from Governor Hartranft
arrived one-half minute after tbe dropfell.just
thirty seconds too late to save tbe lives of
the condemned men. There was great excite
ment In the town when the news of the re
prieve wss msde known. The telegraph
messenger reached tbe Jail door before the
drop fell, but no heed was taken of bis knock
ing and ringing, as tbe wife of one of the cul
prits had previously been extremely violent
outside. When the'drop fell the Sheriff sent
out a man to arrest the parties whom he imag
ined to be creating the disturbance, and It
was then found to be a telegraph messenger
with s re priers. The reprieve only extended,
thstlm or htfr execution rntll WnlfOtm '
A fire broke out about ten o'clock
on the night of the 14th, In a large building
on tbe north side of Grand street extending
from Broadway to Crosby streets, In tbe City
of New York, and notwithstanding all the
available engines snd firemen from Harlem to
Brooklyn were called to the scene, the build
ing and nearly all of Its contents were de
stroyed. One fireman was reported killed.
The loss Is estimated at 1,500,000.
Tbe City Savings Bank of Oswego,
N. Y., closed on the 14th.
The remains of Bayard Taylor will
be received by the German societies of New
York City, with appropriate honors, on their
arrival from Germany.
Martin Bebgen, a Mollie Magnire
was hanged st Pot tsville, Pa., on the 16th,
for the murder of Patrick Burns, at Tusca
rora, Pa., April 15, 1870. He met his fate
calmly and protested his innocence to the
last. He is the nineteenth Molly Msguire al
ready banged for murder In that State. Two
others Peter McMauus and John O'Neill, the
alleged murderers of Hesser at Shamokin, In
December, 1875, are yet to be dealt with. -
The Republican caucus of the Con
necticut Representatives nominated O. II.
Piatt for United States Senator on the 17th.
The blasting fuse factory of Fay,
Bickford fc Co., Twlnsburg, Conn., was blown
upon the 16th, and Lizzie Wau, Ann Wall
and Nellie McNuItv were killed, and Mrs.
Alexander Kerr and Peter Dolan slightly in
jured. The accident was caused by the fric
tion of machinery.
The Governor's proclamation an
nouncing the names of members of Congress
chosen at the late election In Pennsylvania in
cludes Robert Klota, Democrat, from the
Eleventh District. The district hss been dis-
Buted hitherto by General Albright, Repub
can. Heister &.ymer was nominated for
United States Senator by the Democrats of
the Penrsylvsnla Legislature on the 30th.
At Bath, Me., on the 20th, Capt.
George Prince waa arrested on a charge of
obtaining a large amount of money from the
Pension Office on fictitious names.
Roscoe Conkxing received the nom
ination for United States Senator In the New
York Republican Legislative caucus on the
30th. William Dorsheimer was nominated
by the Democrats.
Went sml Sowtbu
Oscar Carlson, a Swede, Edward
Monire and Samuel Thayer, Americans, and
one Chinaman were killed by the explosion of
the Giant Powder Works at San Francisco, on
the 14th. One Chinaman was badly injured,
and a number of whites and Chinamen more
or less hurt.
Sitting Bull, with the entire hostilo
camp, numbering about 25,000 people, are re
ported as having passed tbe American line,
and were moving south. They claim that tney
were compelled to make tbe move on account
of the scarcity of buffalo in the British Pos
sessions. John Whittemeter and his wife.
residing about twelve miles from Nashville,
Tenn., were found brutally murdered in their
house on the morning of the 15th. Their two
children, one an infant and the other aged
two years, were unnsrmea. A coiorea man
named Knox Martin, with whom Wbittemeyer
had had a misunderstanding about the pay for
a dav'a work. Is believed to be the ruiltv
party, and be has been arrested.
The Colorado Legislature, on the
14th, elected H- P. Hill United States Senator.
W. A. 8. Loveland received the Democratic
The Democrats in the North Caro
lina Legislature nominated Governor Vance
for United 8 la tea Senator on the 15th.
General Shields has been nomina
ted for the Senatorial short term by the Demo
cratic caucus of the Missouri Legislature.
General Shields has represented Illinois and
Minnesota In the United States Senate.
George G. Vest was nominated for
United States Senator by the Democratic cau
cus of the members of tbe Missouri Legtala
ture on the 16th.
A party of soldiers found the bodies
of two unknown men near the Fort Laramie
and Fort McKinney road, north of Cheyenne,
on the 14th. One was hanging to a tree, the
other lying on tbe ground. It is supposed
they were horse or cattle thieves hanged by
ranchmen, who, being short of rope, banged
one, and when dead, cut him down and
hanged the other.
The trial of S. D. Richards, the self-
confessed murderer of several persons in Ne
braska, waa held at Mlnden, Neb., on the 15th.
His esse went to trial in the morning, and
was given to the jury In the afternoon, who
returned a verdict of guilty after two hours'
deliberation, whereupon the Judge Immediate
ly pronounced sentence that he be hanged
April 26, Just tbe 101 days allowed by law.
The Republican members of the Illi
nois Legislature held their Senatorial caucus
on the 17th, and nominated General Logan on
the first ballot. The vote stood: Logan. 80;
The Democratic members of the Wis
consin Legislature, on the 17th, nominated
Chief Justice Ryan as a candidate for the
United States Senate.
General Sheridan, President of the
Army of the Cumberland, states thst the an
nual meetlsg of the society will probably not
be held before June, when the equestrian
statue of Msjor-General George H. Thomas,
at Washington, will be completed. He is in
fsvor of holding the meeting in that city at
that time so that the society may be present
and participate In tbe ceremonies attending
the unveiling of the monument to their old
Sax Cook was hanged at Greenville,
Ala., on the 17lh, for the murder of Primus
Caldwell, two years ago.
Another Indian murderer was
hanged at Pendleton, Oregon, on the 17th.
He protested his Innocence to tbe last.
The Virginia Senate special com
mittee and House Committee ou Federal
Relations, acting jointly, on tbe 18th,
submitted a long report and series of
resolutions In regard to tbe alleged usur
pation of State rights by Judge Rives.
Tbe resolutions declare, among other things,
that tbe United States can no more rightfully
interfere with and attempt to execute the
powers and perform the functions of the State
than the State can those of the United States
and any attempt by either to interfere with
tbe rights of the other will be uaurpatic and
unconstitutional and void. That, therefore,
all acta of Congress, and particularly those
known as tbe civil rights bill snd enforcement
act, which attempt, or profess to attempt, to
frovide for the performance bv the United
tales of duties and ohllgatlons'belonging to
the States, are unconstitutional and void.
Lieutenant-Governor Hull, of
Florida, has been indicted by the United
Btates Grand Jury on tbe charge of conspiracy
with others In obtaining false returns of
election In Brevard County. Hull was the
Democratic candidate for Congress at the late
election from tbe Second District, and re
ceived the certificate of election.
The entire business portion of Allen
vtlle, Ky., was burned on the 18th.
United States District Attorney
Matzk and United States Marshal Turner, of
Alabama, were arrested on the 18th for refus
ing to obey the command of a State Court, or
dering them to appear and bring before it the
ballot-box and ballots used in tbe elections
last November, these ballot-boxes and ballots
being at the time in question, used by the
Grand Jury of the United States Circuit Court
at Montgomery, ss evidence in certain cases
therein pending for violations of the election
laws of the United States.
A joint resolution, authorizing tbe
transfer of St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal to the
United States, waa adopted by the Michigan
Legislature on the 20th.
Virginia Senators and Represent
tint a Congress hve been (nitrnoted by a
Joint resolution of their State Legislature, to
vote for the Texss & Pacific Railroad bill.
The President, Vice-President and
Cashier of the defunct First National Bank of
the State of Missouri have been indicted, by
a United States Grand Jury, for. misapplying
the funds of the bank and with conspiracy in
declaring dividends when there were no net
profits. The Jury failed to indict Capt. J. B.
Kads, there being no evidence to base a true
The Democratic members of the In
diana Legislature, on the ' 80th, nominated
Daniel W. Voorhees for United 8tates Sena
tor for tbe long term bv a unanimous vote.
George W. Julian and Mr. Voorhees were put
In nomination for the short term, but no
choice was made. The Republicans nomi
nated uen. oen. iiarnson ior the long term
and Godlove 8. Orth for the short term.
The Nationals in the Illinois Legisla
ture have nominated Alexander Campbell for
Senator. The Democrats nominated Gen. J.
Paris correspondents of London
newspapers, on the 15th, spoke of the situa
tion In France as serious. The Left appeared
almost determined to overthrow the Du Faure
Cabinet, pronouncing it unworthy of confi
dence unless it publishes beforehand a list of
intended dismissals of functionaries. This
the Cabinet refused to do.
Eighteen hundred Communists
were pardoned by President McMahon on the
A Russian General, several other of
ficers and 300 men were drowned in the river
Ardo on the 11th, by a bridge giving away
while the train was passing over. .
A collision occurred on the Warsaw
Railway, thirty miles from St. Petersburg,
on the 10th, by which twenty persons were
killed and thirty-two injured, twenty-one
A Berlin correspondent is assured
that Russia Is strenuously endeavoring to ob
tain prolongation of tbe occupation of Turkey
beyond May 8. Austria Is favorable, but it Is
improbable that the other powers will assent.
A Paris dispatch, on the 16th, stated
the Left have fully msde up their minds to
have the Ministers, and are determined to re
move all but Republicans from office and to
carry out the wishes of the electoral body,
especially as regards the Minister of War.
Sheep farmers in Scotland, by recent
storms, lost over 100,000 head of sheep.
The Vatican intends to establish sev
eral new Bishoprics In the United States and
Institute a new hieracby different from the
present one. Tbe Pope has sent a circular to
the Bishops outside of Europe with the view
of extending the collection of Peter's pence
in all countries of the world.
Bismarck declares that he is indif
ferent to the fste of the Parliamentary disci
pline bill and which he proposed solely In the
Interest of the Reichstag Itself.
At London, on the 17th, a dispute
about a cab fare in front of the Bank of Lon
don and the, County Banking Company at
tracted a crowd, and It soon began to be
noised abroad that the bank was in trouble
snd the crowd increased. A genuine run on
the bank began, and the street from then until
dark was crowded with persons eager to with
draw their deposits. The excitement hsd
somewhat abated on the morning of the 18th.
A Berlin dispatch states that as soon
as tbe Socialist Democratic Deputlea come to
the opening of the Reichstag they will be ex
pelled In virtue of the existing petty stage of
The North Wales Miners1 Associa
tion has resolved to vote 7 to every member
of the union who desires to emigrate to
America and 14 to emigrants to Australia.
The Spanish steamer Yrurac Bat,
from Baltimore via Liverpool, arrived at Cor
rana, Spain, on the 19th, in a damaged condi
tion. She reports that she collided with the
British sailing vessel Lancashire Witch, which
sunk with all on board.
The North Wales Slate Quarrymen's
Union has offered the same premium to mem
bers who will emigrate aa those recently of
fered by the North Wales Miners' Association.
The trial of the directors of the City
of Glasgow Bank commenced on the 30th.
The prisoners are charged with fraud, embez
zlement and theft.
It is stated in Vienna that the delay
tn the signature cf the convention if owtng
to Russian influence which again predomi
nates at Constantinople. Russia is intriguing
to prolong the occupation.
The conflict in France between the
Government and the majority In the Chamber
of Deputies, regarding tbe Ministry, has been
settled by a compromise and a motion ex
pressing confidence in the Government was
adopted by the Chamber. -
Precautionary measures are being
taken by the German Government against the
spread of the plague now raging in some parts
Bismarck has written and caused to
be published a letter appealing to the agricul
tural community of Germany to afford him
tbelr united and vigorous support In bis work
of fiscal reform. He refers to tbe new duties
to be levied upon imported corn and cattle,
and expresses the opinion that such taxation
has become an unavoidable necessity.
The rotter Committee.
WaawnsoTOir, Jan. 14.
Henri J. Birch, Presidential Klector-at-large
of Louisiana, testified to the effect that he
signed the second set of certificates, having
been advised that there wss informality in
the first set. He knew nothing of the forgery
of signatures except whst he had learned
from the newspapers and conversations.
Tbomss 8. Kelley, who testified on the 11th,
was recalled, and, after much pressure, stated
positively that the name of Joffrion was
forged, but was not quite so sure as to that
of Levlsee. Witness stated that a
clerk in the Governor's office named D. P.
Blanch ard, now dead, forged the aignature,
and that be waa present when it was done;
said that If he could see tbe electoral certifi
cates be could show the forgery of the nsme
of Joffrion, as well as that of Levlsee, as he
had made marks on them to prove this be
yond a doubt and to show the committee the
men who did It. The certifies tea were shown
bim by General Butler who requested him to
point out the marks. Witness replied thst
the difference waa in the handwriting and
make up; these were the marks. He desig
nated no others.
WASHTwrroit. Dee. 16.
Mr. Potter was absent when the committee
met this morning, being detained in New
York on account of illness In his fsmlly. Mr
Morrison took tbe chair and mentioned that
Mr. St. Martin wss present, and could be
called, if the committee aeslred. At tbe sug-
fection of Mr. Cox it was decided to wait and
ear what Mr. Shellabarger had to say regard
ing the matter before calling St. Martin.
Some discussion took place about placing St.
Martin's affidavit on record. Without action,
The Captain of a Salem brig re
fused last October to bring liberated
convicts from the province of French
Guiana to Massachusetts, basing his
refusal upon the law of the State for
bidding the landing of persons of this
class at our ports. Strangely enough,
however, the French Government was
to surprised that Minister of Foreign
Affairs Waddington has had the Minis
ter at Washington find out the reasons
for the refusal from the State Depart
ment. The only answer was copies of
the Massachusetts statute on the sub
ject and of the United States laws.
A manufacturer of artificial flies
had a fine exhibit at Paris. Thus a
long-felt want at the summer boarding
bouse wUl be supplied by man's genius,
Senate. Jan. 14. Bills were introduced
Giving the Probate Courts concurrent Juris
diction with Common Pleas in all misdemean
ors In tbe following counties: Cuyahoga,
Lake, Holmes, Meigs, Henry, Belmont, Stark,
Ottawa, Lucas, Montgomery, Erie, Richland,
Scioto, Williams, Allen, Wood, Sandusky, Van
Wert, Darke, Wyandot, Coshockton, Defiance,
Portage, Clermont, Carroll, Gallia, Hocking,
Brown, Lorain, Columbiana, Madison, Clinton,
Shelby, Geauga, Mahoning, Jefferson, Monroe
and Licking; Increasing tho penalty for the
unlawful secretion, removal or dissection of
aeaa ooaies; 10 estaousn a Drancn oeai ana
dumb Institution at Cincinnati, to be under
the control of the Board of Education of that
Bout. Bills introduced: For the protec
tion of County Treasuries of the' State by re
quiring mat tne money shall De in tne treas
uries at the end of every month, as the State
Treasury is required to do; regulating tbe
letting 01 water irom tne can a is 01 tne otate
to corporations, for the flooding of ice ponds.
by the Board of Public Works; changing jury
fees of talesmen from seventy-five cents the
first day, SI. 25 tbe second, and if more than
two days, S2.00 per day, to first two days SI 50
per diem and iOO per day thereafter; 4ro-
niniung tne Killing 01 quail ana
prairie chicken from this time on
until Nov. 15, 18S1; authorizing township
trustees to construct vaults as receptacles for
dead Oodles; lor tne binding out 01 tramps to
hard labor on any county farm, workhouse or
jail, etc. The bill re-enacting the law of 1875
making toll payable on turnpikes and per
mitting extra toil to oe couectea on roaas in
debt, wis taken up and passed. A resolution
requiring the committees of appropriations
for the various asylums to Investigate and re
port the financial condition of the same to
tne House, was taken irom tne tame ana
o'enate. Jan. 15. A number of petitions
were Introduced and referred to the proper
committees. A resolution was adopted that
wnen tne senate aaiourns on rrtasy, Jan. 17,
It be until Jan. 21. Bills were introduced:
Making it unlawful for any candidate for any
office to give, offer, or promise to give any
money, article of clothing or food, or to give
or treat to any drinks of various malt or other
spirituous liquors, or to promise any omce 01
profit or trust to any elector in the district In
which he is a candidate, under penalty of be
tween souu and sa.iiuu nne; amenaing tne law
referring to the duties of guardians ; making
it the duty of municipal corporations to at
tend to the street cleaning when it is neg
lected by property holders, and tbe cost
thereof shall be charged up to the property
Jiout. Several petitions were presented
asking for the passage of a law restricting the
sale of intoxicating liquors. The bill to re
duce the fees and salaries of public officers
wss then taken nn and Dossed. Bills were in
troduced: Providing that in cities of the
second grade of the first class there shall be a
Mayor, Solicitor. Treasurer, Police Judge,
Prosecuting Attorney of the Police Court,
snd a clerk of that court, to be chosen by the
electors; superintendent of markets ap
pointed by the Mayor, a clerk who shall bo
elected by the Common Council, and an au
ditor who shall be elected by the Board of
Public Works; authorizing township trustees
to construct vaults for the deposit of dead
SmaU, Jan. 16. Bills were Introduced : For
tbe punishment of vagrants; to preserve the
purity of elections ; providing that in towns
of over 8,000 Inhabitants the Council shall
hold a regular monthly session on the third
Monday of each month. A petition waa pre
sented from 450 citizens of Delaware County
asking legislation to protect them from the
evils of Intemperance. Referred.
Jioute. Bills introduced: Providing for the
reorganization of certain bodies in municipal
corporations of the first and third grades of
the first class; that in the issue of municipal
corporation bonds one-eighth of the issue
shall be In sums of 10 each, and one other
eighth in sums of not more then $50
each, and no bond to be issued for
a greater sum than (1,000; to provide
for the erection of an Intermediate prison and
asylum fir Insane convicts of the State ; pro
viding tnat eacn niemoer 01 tne uenerai As
sembly shall receive S3. 50 per day and (3 for
each twenty-five miles he travels from his
place of residence to the Capital, and clerks,
ass iff taut clerks, sergeant-at-anns,' assistant
sergeant-at-arms to receive $3.50 per day:
providing that if a witness be required to en
ter into recognizance for his appearance at
court, on refusal to do so he may be placed in
jail, but to be paid the usual witness fees for
eacn day detained. 1 ne iee oiu introaucea
by Mr. Booth, was, after some discussion,
passed. A number of other resolutions were
offered and referred.
Senate. Jan. 17. After reading the journal
the Senate adjourned to Tuesday, Jan. 2L
.House. Bills Introduced: Providing for tbe
repeal of a certain act authorizing certain
courts to appoint stenographers; providing
for the fixing of rates for tbe advertising of
delinquent and forfeited tax lists at the fol
lowing rates: For notice of sale, $4; for des
ignating tbe several townships, villages, and
several wards in any city, 30 cents each ; and
for each tract of land, city and town lot, or
part of lot in said lists, iu cents, me mil
also provides thst in no case shall a greater
sum than one-half the taxes and penalty be
allowed for advertising such tract or lot. A
call of the House developed the fact that there
were only forty-seven members, present, and
no quorum appearing, the House adjourned
until the 21st.
Fire 1st New York -Loss About
Naw Yorx, Jan. 17.
A fire broke out this evening at No.
62 Worth street and spread rapidly.
The flames were first seen on the third
floor, and before the firemen could get
fairly to work they spread to No. 68
Worth street, and in a short time the
buildings right through to Thomas
street were in a blaze. There was soce
difficulty at first in getting water, but
in a snort time a large 'number of
streams were poured upon the flames
from the Thomas street side. The second
and third alarms were sent out, and ten
engines were soon at work in Worth
street and five on Thomas street, The
fire is said to have originated on the
third floor ot No. 62 Worth, street, oc
cupied by Walkinshaw & Voight,
dealers in woolen eoods; Tristman &
Co., woolens, and Wolf, Myer & Co.,
While Fire Commissioner Bonner
and a number ' of firemen were on the
floor where the fire originated, the floor
began to give way, and they were com
pelled to neat a hasty retreat to the
Thomas street side. They were not a
moment too soon, for just as the last
man escaped, the floor gave way with a
crash, and the flames buret out on both
The police reserves were called out
to keep back the great crowds that
were attracted to the spot. While
President King, of the Fire Depart
ment, was standing in the front of No.
62 Worth street, a cry was raised that
the wall was falling, and a number of
firemen rushed, to his rescue. They
had scarcely got across the street
when the second floor fell in with a
loud crash, and, despite the combined
efforts of the firemen, the flames
spread with terrible rapidity, and soon
communicated to No. 64. Here every
thing seemed to birn like tinder.
Stream after stream of water was di
rected on the buildings, but to no pur
pose, and floor after floor fell in with a
tremendous crash, spreading conster
nation among the crowds that extended
two and three blocks away. The fire
men worked hard and willingly, but
they began to get tired out. An addi
tional force was then sent for and a
large number of fresh men were drafted
from up town districts and put to work.
It was too late, however, to save No. 62
and the whole building was completely
gutted. The flames then took hold of
Nos. 66 and 68 Worth street, and from
that time the firemen seemed to give
up all hope of saving any of the stores
and began pouring water on the ad
joining DuUdings. .
The flames suddenly burst through to
Thomas street, and the whole vicinity
was made bright as day. For some
rim tbere wm much consternation,
caused by a report that a fireman was
missing ana was supposed to be in INo.
be,, but tnat report proved to be un
true. The flames still gained head
way in spite of the efforts of the fire
men. All buildings were occupied by
ary-goods merchants and importers,
and at about ten o'clock were in
a blaze, and as woolens, silks and prints
caught fire, the flames shot np from the
cellars to a p-re at distance above the
roofs of the buildings. All of No. 62 be
gan to sag and the firemen abandoned
that side. While working on No. 68 a
neavy iron cornice fell to the street,
but without injuring any' person. At
eleven o'clock there was nothing left of
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tne tnree buildings out tne walls, yet
the flames from the burning mass of
goods now and again darted up, but the
firemen poured in a copious supply of
water ana soon naa tne names com
pletely under control.
The following are the estimated
losses: Van Valkenbnrg & Leavitt, 9 1-
000.900; Walkinshaw & Voight, S500,
000; Schuabel Bros., $150,000; John
Slade & Co.. 9150,000: Henry W. X
Malley & Co., $100,000; William Simp
son, Sons & Co., $50,000; Nonotuck
Silk (Jo., $50,000; B. 8. Smith. $150,
000; Forstman & Co., $250,000.
Time Sew Peaslea Eavw.
An act to provide that all -pensions
on account of death or wounds received,
or disease contracted in the service of
the United States during the late war
of the rebellion which have been
granted, or which shall hereafter be
granted, shall commence from the
death or discharge from service of the
United States, for payment of arrears
of pensions and otherjiurposes.
- Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives ef the United
btates of America in uongress assem
bled, that all pensions which have been
granted under general laws regulat
ing pensions, - or - may nerreaner oe
granted in consequence of death from
a cause which originated in the
United States service during the con
tinuance of the late war of Rebellion,
or in consequence of wounds, injuries
or disease received or contracted in
said service during the said war of the
lebellion shall commence from the date
of death or discharge from said service
of the person on whose account a claim
has been or shall here alter be grantea.
or from the termination of the right of
the partv havine prior title to such pen
sion, provided the rate of pension for
tne intervening time ior wnica arnsin
of pension are hereby granted shall be
the same per month for which the pen
sion was originally granted.
Sec 2. That the Commissioner of
Pensions is hereby authorized and di
rected to adopt such rules and regula
tions for the payment of arrears of pen
sions hereby granted as will be neces
sary to cause to be- paid to sucb pen
sioners, or if tne pensioners snail nave
died to the person or persons entitled
to tbe same, ail sucn arrears of pension
as the pensioner may be, or would have
been, entitled to under the act.
Sec- 3. That section 4,717 of -the Re
vised Statutes, which provides that
no claim for pension not prosecutea
to a successful issue within five
years from the date of filing the
same snail be admitted witnout re
corded evidence from the War or Navy
Department of injury or disease which
resulted in disability or death ofth
person on whose account the claim is
made, provided: That in any case in
which the limitation prescribed by this
section bars further prosecution of the
claim, the claimant may present,
through the pension office to the Adjutant-General
of the army or Surgeon
General of the navy, evidence that the
disease or injury which resulted in tbe
disability or death of the person on
whose account the claim is made
originated in the service and in
the line of dutv; and if such evidence
is deemed satisfactory to the officer to
whom it may be submitted, he shall
cause a record of the facts so proved to
be made, and a copy of the same to be
transmitted to the Commissioner of
Pensions, and the bar to the prosecu
tion of the claim shall thereby be re
moved, be and the same Is hereby re
sec 4. io claim agent or outer per
son shall be entitled to receive any com
pensation for services in making appli
cation for arrears of pensions.
Sec 5. That all acts or parts of acts,
so far as they may conflict with the pro
visions of this act, be and the same are
Desttlm at Jsacavflle r at 'Weli-
kaswa Clrcaa IJsm.
" Parker" is dead. The old lion,
who season after season has been gazed
upon by hundreds and thousands, is no
more. Yesterday afternoon he breathed
his last, old age and its infirmities hav
ing weakened him so that death had an
easy victory over him. He was a very
large animal and was among the first
performing lions ever exhibited in this
country. He was among the first ever
tamed by Crocket, who conceived the
idea that lions could be made to submit
to the rule of man, an idea which was
sneered at by even his friends. Crock-1
et, however, insisted on making the
trial, and in spite of the warnings of
friends entered the cage occupied by
Parker" and other lions. Parkerf'
pounced upon him and a fierce struggle
ensued, but Crocket came forth as con
queror. The lion got his revenge on
man, however, ana in 1862 he broke
from bis cage in Astley's amphitheater,
in London, where he was on exhibition,
and pouncing upon Jarvey, who was
Crocket's assistant, seized the poor
man's throat with his fangs and sucked
the life-blood from his victim. Not con
tent with having killed his keeper, he
tossed his limp and lifeless body to and
fro as a cat would a dead mouse When
Crocket appeared on the scene " Par
ker" was still infuriated by the taste of
human blood, and a fierce struggle en
sued. Crocket procured blankets, and,
saturating them with spirits fastened
them to long poles and set fire to them.
By thrusting these hot flames into the
very face of the lion the animal was
frightened and made to skulk back into
his cell, where he was secured. "Par
ker" was afterward safely housed in the
Zoological Garden at London, where he
was visited by hundreds. The lion was
brought to this country in 1863 in con
nection with the European circus, and
at the sale of that concern in 1872, was
purchased by Mr. Gobbins, who has
owned him since. Parker" has felt
the infirmities of age for some months,
and it has been with some difficulty to
ward the last of the season that he
could mount the cage, on top of
which he was always poised daring the
street parades. For the past few weeks
be has grown feebler, and though his
appetite kept good, the food dla not
seem to strengthen him, aad worn out
he at last Qose4 hia record, WanwVfifl
MISCEIJAfrEOTJS ITEMS. -
Moses mentions an iron furnace 1490
B. C. . . ;. . -J'-
Snowbody's child one that's turned
adrift. Chicago Journal.
Georgia is harvesting its ovn ice a
thing never attempted before. ' - - '
It is the deliberate man who carries
wait with him. Chicago Journal.
LASt year Chicago erected 1,020 pri
vate buildings at a cost of $6,000,000.
At a meeting where ' doubt ruled
everything- was ruled out. Boston
Transcript. , ,
Wl are the most paradoxical creat
ures. We use blotting paper to keep
from blotting paper.
- Tell us somebody why our lawmakers
are never arrested for passing worthless
bills. Boston Transcript.
A man can never see the point of a
joke in a paper he does not pay for.
Never implicitly trust a man whom
you do not know. P. S. Nor one you
do. Rochester Express. ... . '.
A walk in match That, young man,
is when she smiles sweetly, and asks
you if yon won't walk in.
When a man gets bald in Colorado
they say his head has got above the
timber line. Chicago Tribune. , ,
A Worcester, Mass., firm has taken
a contract to build a narrow-gauge rail
road in Columbia, South America.;
A shoemaker's wife out West calls
her husband Sequel," because he is
" always at the last." --Boston Tran
script. One of the strong conundrums in
Burde tie's new lecture is: ' Why is it
so much easier to shoot a good man
than to hang a bad one?"
Tea contains tannic acid, which com-'
bines with milk and forms leather '
and now we know what makes old
maids so tough.- Puck.
In Nebraska they know where to
draw the line. An Omaha paper says:
"No true gentleman will ask a lady if
her coral jewelry is made of sealing
Prrr the doomed State whose Legis
lature fails this winter to pass a pro
hibitory tariff on tramps. Thither will
flock all tramps whose minds are su
perior to work.
Official returns made to the Bureau
of Statistics show that there arrived at
the port of New York during the month
ended Dec SI, 1878, 5,331 passengers,
of whom 3,317 were immigrants.
- The Boston packers who have been
shipping live cattle t England have -lately
met severe losses. The weather
has been so bad that the hatches had
to be closed, and the animals smoth
The Scientific American has just dis
covered a new substance called uranine, .
a single grain of which will color 300
gallons of water. This will be glorious -news
to the makers of circus lemonade.
The poorest men are not without
friends. A resident of Washington was .
escorted to the almshouse by fifteen
faithful dogs. They gave him one paw- .
per dog to remember them by. Phila
Thomas Masset got out of bed in
Milwaukee on an intensely cold morn
ing to build a fire, instead of making
his wife do 5,t, and was found an hour
afterward frozen nearly to death in the
yard, where be had gone for wood.
A ghat seal was shot off the Battery
in New York harbor last week. It is
seldom that these animals find their
way so far southward. It is a pity that
he could not have been captured for thfe
Central Park, after a long and perilous
journey from the polar regions. Chris
tian Union. ..
Ths British Admiralty has suddenly
discovered that coal bunkers (when
filled, of course) will serve effectively
as armor for ships. Presently they will
be claiming it as an original device,
and ignoring its use for years in the
United States Navy. Christian Union.
The Terrible "Ma, is ladies
ducks?" Ma" Why no, Willy; what
in the world put that idea into your
head?" Pa(at the window) "Whoopee!
Willy, come 'ere quick and see these
dogs a-fightin'. Jus' look at 'em,
though!" Louisville Courier-Journal.
A plain spoken woman recently vis
ited a married woman and said to her:
How do von manage to amuse your
self?" "Amuse.'' said the other," don't
you know that 1 have my housework to
dor " - xes, was me answer, a ee
that von have it to do. but as it is never
done, I conclude you must have some .
other way of passing your time."
St. Louis has a free lodging house, ..
where from 300 to 600 persons, mostly
tramDS. sleen every nizht. A new rule '
is that every lodger must be vaccinated,
and on the first night of its enforce-
ment the physician operated en nearly
400 arms. Many objected, but the
alternative was a night in the streets, -and
as the weather was bitterly cold,
none chose it -
Ths hic-hest iaid Judge in France re-
neivea 86.000. which is $500 less than
the pay of the Chief Justice of Massa-
chnsetts, ana 4,ouu less iaa.a- aiu
Justice Waite of the United States Su
preme Cour receives. But the Judge
of the Court of Cessation in France is
paid in decorations, so dear to the heart
of Frenchmen. . - .
Law, physic, and divinity are well
supplied with feminine members in the
United States. The lady doctors num
ber 630, and feminine dentists 420,
while 68 women are preachers and five
practice as lawyers. Some ladies adopt .
two or three callings at once. A Mrs.
Gibbs, living in St. Louis, notifies on '
her door-plate that she is an "elocn-
tionist, poetess, washer and ironer."
What a heap of fun there is in at
tending a church soc'able where there ,
are a lot of pretty girls, but how quick
the stuffing is all knocked out ot the ro
mance when, after volunteering to see
one of them home, to find that she lives -three
miles and a quarter in the oppo
site direction from your own domicile
and the thermometer thirteen degrees
below zero. Lynn Reporter.
"Are you engaged?" said a gentle
man to a young lady from Marysville
at a ball the other evening. " 1 was,
but if that Pete Johnson thinks I'm
going to sit here and see him squeeze
that freckled-faced Wilkins girl's hand -all
the evening, he'll be mistaken, soli
taire or no solitaire!" The gentleman
explained and went out to get air.
San Francisco Newsletter.
A writer in the Country Gentleman
maintains that fig culture is adapted to
the North possibly New England is
not included. General Worthington,
of Ohio, last year had a cartload from
an area of less than four square rods,
and in Washington, - Baltimore and '
Philadelphia good crops are obtained. .
Has the culture ot figs in the open air