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DASHED TO DEATH.
A Passenger Train Falls Through a
Three Persons Killed. —Near the Name
Place a Freight Train Meets With a
Place a Freight Train Meets With a Similar Accident-Two Lives Lost.
Cbattanoooa, Tknn., April 1.r. Two
tumble accidents occurred on the Western
& Atlantic lluilway about 2 o'clock this
morning, one to the passenger train which
lt'ft hero last higbt, nnd the other to a
northbound freight train. The passenger
train wont through a tresUe near Ak
worth, tia., and tut) engine, tender mail
car and smoking car dashed into the tor
rent many feet below. The following it a
list of the kilied: Ed. Ware, of Chattanoo
ga, mail weigher, burned to death in the
mail ear. J m Everett, the engineer, both
l-es broken and body shockingly burned.
Fireman liitn, body terribly inim
pied. Wonuucrt. James GlllsMe,
Vmtt States Mail Agent, badly
to-iH-wd and narrowiv escaped cremation.
William James, oonuiceor, scalp lacerated
nnd other injure-. H itui-eneers were
iniured. Th coach, mull car and has
page car were piled up in t-iie canyon and
mured v burned wiln all their conuuts.
the enL'ine is a total WTJ"ck
About tli" same hour a north hniml
freight truin went througn trestle tive
nib from the above accident. Engineer
Itclitinalil and his tireman wore instantly
idled. Both accidents are due to the ter
rific rain storm of last night- Haiti fell it
torrent for hours, nnd every brook is
mighty torrent, washing everything before
It. All railroads in Northern (o-orgu
Northern Alabama are grejit suit'erel'S
The Niagara Falls Tragedy.
Niagara Falls, April l.j. A sensation
vas cau-''"t to-day bv the declaration of
Slartin Pearson, sou of the man murdered
en Luna Island by Thomas Vedder, who
then junked into the cataract, that his
father had killed his uncle, find thn
Vounc Penrsou thinks his fa'her had
revolver: that he tried to kill himself and
was prevented by Vedder, whom he then
strangled and pushed over into the roaring
Btrvss. His lutlier then snot nimseii.
Charles Vedder, a brotaerof the dead man,
thinks that Pearson committed suicide and
that Vedder, horrified lest he should be nc
mused of murder, followed his example-
There was no struggle. Pearson was
killed bv a pistol-snot tired into tile back
of his hojid. followed bv another hub
Xeath was instantaneous. W hetaer Ved
oer tbeu committed suieide ncn's more
douKtfui every dav. and many believe h
took Pearson "to Luna Island to murder
fcim, and planned an escape, leaving the
clothe and making the fontprii. -o rrent-e
the belie! that he committed suic. ie. Tne
innuest may throw more light .i-on the
Saved From a Horrible Death.
Phtsmuro, I'a., April 15. A thrilling
trrae occurred at Claremcmt Station, on
the West Pennsylvania Railroad, this
afternoon. As the Freeport Accommo
dation came gliding along rapidly to
svrvrd the station a well - dressed
woman who had been loitering about the
station for some time, suddenly ran for
ward, threw hers-li across the track in
front of the fain and placed her noud on
one of the rails. It was too late to sUip the
train, aluiouga the brakes were applied
Instantly, and every one exported to see
the wooinn crushed out of all semblance of
fcnmasiiv. Fortunately two men were on
the platform, and tuny, at the
rik of tdeir lives, sprang on
tbe track and dragged the woman to one
Buie just as the train reached the spot.
The woman was very handsomely dressed
in silk, and was line-looking. She posi
tively refused to give her name or tell why
she wished to end her life, except that she
was tired of liviug. It was learned that
Et.e had been on a visit to a prisoner in tne
work-house just before the attempt on, her
Trouble in West Virginia.
Charleston, W. Va., April l.'i. News of
another s'nooting has leen received from
the seat of war in Lineoin County, where
fsirmett. United St-ates Court Surveyor,
was snot a few nays ago. The party shot
at was Mr. Oxiey , Assessor, who was going
fiver the old Smith survey, which is now in
litigation, and from which squatters refuse
to go or allow a re-survey, an ordered by
Court. Much trouble is expeofd. as
Uudge Jackson wiil have the rebellious ele
tnen arrested. Mr. Oxley's horse was
fhot through but the rider escaped.
El Mahdi Orders Action.
LonoH, April 15. A letter of the
ajahdi has been published. It commands
tbe tribes to pnsu forward to the siege, of
Khartoum, to blockade all roads, and em-
rarrai;s ull Turks and inndels in ail other
way possible, 'i his injunction was ured
upon them as a r-digious duty.
St'AKlM. April 15. Two Hheikhsof Tokar
trioes have arrived, seeking pardon. They
Fay they have hadenougu lighting against
The Steamer Reliance Lost.
Kew York, April 15 The Uniuxl States
end Brazil Mail Steamship Conipmiy's
ttamer Re4iaiKe, running bet w.nn Mew
Vnrk and Rio le Jnneirn. has pcn lo-,t,
virh l.rr enrpn, iri'-lririmpr 7, '"in tiu-n of i-.tf-1
f-f. She m ;i- W-m'I t, lnt y'ar, aiH was
ruined ut .VVVni). 'I hos. A. Unborn,
lT nned tale-; A! i jist-r tn Hrazil, was anoard
thf t-air.er. H telr-graphs iron) li',tn;i
that the iahEtMi"r3, new, and mails were
Two Murderers Lynched.
JIt. Ftkhlinw, Kv., April 15. Henry
JCii'burn, whit, ami Hfn. Strong, colored,
irre-iekd mi Hippie ion of tbe murdf-r of
Viilmrn Tnorp. we-p taken from !bt jail in
Jii'lfson, hreartntl County, .Surmay mht,
try fiity niiikrtii inrn and bailed to u tif-f.
.A Hotii-e was piniitod to lh;ir breasts to tti
rl'' that prrptcuiurs of such rnineti wii!
jr-crve Itkw puuihtneut. Kiiburn hud
Sailed eiytit men.
Crashed to Death by Falling Walls.
Grand Kafirs, Mich., April 10. At
fxruttd iiaven at tWe o'clock liii1 murutng
tho wails of Hubbard's bardwrw titor, re
inamiiiK af!-r tins liue lire, were blown
lown, and crushed an adjoining hnildinc,
(iist'd as a dw!l.n by Lani-1 Arfiut, hury
piiii in th ruins Airs. Affcldt, bur thn-"e-ar-ar-old
dau'liinr, and a bourtier iiunn-d
ilurphy. Ail were kutd.
A Boy Murderer.
LEAVFNWOhTH, Kan., April It. Silas and
George Edmunds and (i-orge lloHowuy got
into a dispute yesterday, and UoSlowav,
m-4 ten, urew a revolver and tnot Silas
iimumts, Hh''''1 fourteen, hi th hel, in-iin-ting
a fatal wound. The (juarrel wus
a omit tue posjcswi ,n df a dirk Wnitu, winch
a-b cluiuied. lioiloway e-Ciiirtd.
American Yacht Wins at Nice.
pAKia, April I.V In the regatta at Nice,
th American yaetit Cotana, ownd ly
aiu, won tac racM i r i-cliooners or rv-r
thirty toiu,, ta-at j tic; th Kniibh yju nt
UJaU.i.s, ov uej uy CuiJins.
A Sulphur Explosion.
Mr. Pa it mel, I'a-, April W. A Kulphur
rirdosii'ii 1 14 the jVnuylvaiwa Colliery
kotd t wo rmtiwrti aud sei v.usly injured two
Mile Colombier in Trouble.
Pa kih, A iril lti. M lie. ( 'nlimibier hurt
tioi i (iiiuoiu-d for trial or eut thkihk
f ubhc xuoi am iu U bok "irab Lai num.w
The Bankruptcy Bill.
VTashinc.ton, April 15. The R.Te ll
making rnpid progress with the bunk.
rupUy bill, hnving progressed to-ilay as far
the nrventy-tirst section without any
serious nmetutmcnt. the impormm;
changes were the adoption of an nnient-
nientof Mr. (lurlund, living the linutntion
:, Instead of JJIHI, us was pro
posed by Mr. (ievrce, and $'no
us continue, l in the mil. ineeuonoi
George to amend the thirty-third sec
tion, so as to make a preference to anv
creditor, who is also a tratb-r, an act of
bankruptcy was unsuccessful. .Mr. I, corse's
theory was that it was necessary to add
words "who is nlso a trader" in
order to protect the small
traders. Mr. ilonr, however, took
view that a change would be
very serious iniurv to the law, as it would
allow a preference to the debtor's wife, rel
atives or Bympntizmg friends. Such an
amendment he thought would tend to pre
vent the investment of capital in sections
of the country where it, was much needed.
The other amednients to-day were not ma
terial, and it is evident the bill will pnos,
probably witu a mucii larger vote man
did in tbe last congress.
AVashisoton, April IK. The House com
mittee on coinage, weights, and measures
to-day instructed Representative Lacey to
report favorably bis bill to prohibit the is
sue of treasury notes of less than ,5, nnd to
provide for the issue of $1, It'J, and i't silver
certificates. The bill provides that on and
after tbe passage of the act it shall I unlaw
ful lor the Secretary of the Treasury to
print mid issue treasury notes
of smaller denominations than
ani any bolder of standard silver dol
lars or silver certificates may deposit the
same with the treasurer or nny assistant
treasurer of the V lilted States in sums not
less than 310, and receive therefor silver
ecrt ifiioates ot a ilenonitnat ion at the opt ion
of the holder of ;-l, and .5, provided
notuing therein contained shall int,ert'ero
with t ha issussof silver certilii-at-s ill other
denominations a-s now provided by law.
A Remarkable Funeral.
Mti.vFACKEK, Wis., April Hi. The largest
gathering of railroad men ever known is
that attending the funeral of Assistant
General Superintendent Atkins, of tne St.
Paul Road, to-day. All freight trains wero
off, aud such passenger trains as was pos
sible dispensed with. Specials were run
on every division of the road through
Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Wis
consin to accommodate employees of the
road. The Lacrosse Division sent i.OOO
men. Prairie DuChein l.OOn. Chicago nnd
Council Bluffs 1,5'X), other divisions l.oOH,
general eflices and shops o.QoO men, mak
ing a total of fl.OiW employes, besides sev
eral thousand friends and acquaintances.
Free passes were issued to all. F.verv
train brought Moral tributes in vast quanti
ties, which could not be accommodated at
the house owing to lack of spuco.
A Fenian Manifesto.
Lntvno, April 10. Patrick Joyce, Secre
tary of tho Fenian Brotherhood has issued
a manifesto addressed to all Irjsnmen. He
says: "The brotherhood lias good cause for
rejoicing at the discomfiture of John Bull.
England has nev.'f before felt the ven
geance of the expatriated Irish with such
crushing force. The honor of inaugurating
a scientific warfare is due to tho
brotherhood. .We have convincing
proof of the efficacy of science
when handled by intelligent, brave and
determined men. We summon all to help
US. V e advise our Orotners to persevere m
the glorious war, and we will live to wit
ness a free nnd regenerated Ireland. Wo
are resolved to push this work with re
doubled energy, and we rex-commend Prof.
MezeroU to all Irishmen ns the exponent of
the resources of the civil section."
War on Hungarians in Pennsylvania.
Wilkesbarrk, Pa., April 10. Tbe anti
Hungarian agitation is renewed. Drivers,
runners and mine boys in the vicinity of
Kingston organized this evening for the
purpose of driving out the Hungarians.
The miners are in sympathy with the
movement. In a fight last night and this
morning a Hungarian was stublied in the
head. Friday next is pay day at the
Kingston Coal Company's collieries, nnd
as much drinking will be done, it is thought
a not is inevituole. Tho Coal Company
propose applying to tbe Sheriff for a posse.
The Hungarians are determined to hold
their ground, und are arming.
Cleveland. O. April lfl. This after,
noon William Kyle, jun., member of tho
firm of A. Sc W. Kyle, carpenters and con
tractors, of ;S7 Bond street, fell from tho
top story of the Merchants' National Bank
Building, at the corner of Ssperior and
Bank streets, and struck on a cement floor
of the elevator well in the basement, sus
taining injuries which will jirove fatal.
He was reaching for a saw on one corner of
tho temporary elevator, when the latter
broke and let hnn through into the cellar.
Gold in Michigan.
Grand Rapids, Micu., April 1G. There
is considerable excitement at Shelby,
Ocean County, over recent discoveries of
gold in that vicinity, in good paying quan
titiew. It was found on a bed of rock at a
depth of eiphty feet, und is coarse aud easily
worked. It was first discovered in sand
pumped out a drive well, about ''0 worth
ofin Kepuratcd from a cubic yard of earth.
That the ground is rich is no mistake, but
the area of deposit is a matter of conjecture.
Disastrous Boiler Explosion.
Bay C.'iTY, Mich., April 1C The boiler in
one of DoKseii, Chopin & Co.'s drill houses,
this city, exploded this afternoon, instantly
killing XavtT irSovey and Win. AlcCauley,
fatnlly injuring John Lafountain, John
Kelley and J--hn Connfily, and hadiy in
juring iJolin Finlitn, Thos. Malum v nnd
Anton ICi'-fcr, and slightly hurting Elijah
KipfT. Tne cause of the explosion is not
Frank James' Trial.
Chattanooga, Tenn., April lfl. Frank
James' trial commences at Hunts ville, Ala.,
to-day, in the Federal Court. James wit
n"ssfs ore subpu'naed at (Jovernm.'nt
expense, upon his aitmavit that be bus no
ill attempt to prove an
ntihi. Dirk Lidd
11 is a witness for the
Yellow Fever at Vera Cruz.
St. Lotus, April Hi. Late advices from
Vera Cruz, Mexico, say the yellow fever
prevails there, and that thirteen deaths oc
curred one any last week. Amontc the
atlM Is that of an American named ( K,
Powers, formerly connected wnnth Mexi
can Central flail road. The American Con
sul, who hail the fover, hue recovered.
The Mississippi River.
Mklena, Ark., April Jfi.Tue Mississippi
Kiver has commenced, to fall, and the
chances are that it will recede sufficiently
in a few davs to allow work to be resumed
on the inundated plantations. '1 Uh t.ufTato
trnats continue to create havoc with stock.
Thousands of cuttle and other Ktock have
periahed troin their poisonous biles.
New Cubic Coming.
London, April Hi. The steamship Fara
dav riearcd for Nova Si-otia to-dav. lr
carries the tirsL installment of tho Miu'kay
iwunett, cubie to tne amount of eleven hun
Murdered His Five Children.
five t-hddi'cn wei'H murdered in their home
near W aynesboro, some weeks auo, con-fe.-,nij
th crime, lie pleads einoLioual in
Gold in Northwest Territory.
WiNNiHKJi, April 1T. A special from
Silver City, N. W. '1'., hays a r.cn hirike of
KOld uas b'-cli liUiii- near tliej e, equal til
any in America. Grrat exi itement exists.
Mr. New's Successor.
Wahhikoton, April 10. Tne Pre.-i lent
rvouiiOMt-'d Charleti K. Conn, ul New York,
Asm -a a at Secrwikry of th 'I reubiiry , W I'iC
4m Juiiu L. jAbw, roaij;mid.
A Battle Between Poles and Hungarians
at Braddocks, Pa.
Several Mortally Wounded-A Vigilance
riTTSuuttii, April 17. At 1 o'clock this
morning a bloody not broke out niwong a
party of mill hands at West Brnddor-k,
J'a. The principals, Poles and Hunga
rians, employes of Kdgar Thompson's
Steal Works, had been drinking freely
during the evening. The limited,
number of police were utterly nnnbln
to master tho party, who threw off nil
reserve, and scenes of terror and blood-',
shed ensued. Pi-tols nnd every other con-;
ceivnble wenpon were brought into service.
Wm. Smith, a Pole, was shot in the back,
at, the beginning of the outbreak, and cnr-.
lied away in a living condition, llin clti
r.ens are powerless, and the town is thrownj
into a state of the wildest, confusion and
terror. The lighting was furious in the ex-;
treme. Another party, name not;
learned, had an eve chopped out with n:
hatchet and otherwise horribly cut about,
the head'and body, and will probably die.
Many others were knocked down and terri
bly pounded Wlthciubs, slonesandall otner
weapons of attack tliat collld be procured.;
Toe citizens turned out in a short time ami
the most, determined villain-e commit f eci
was formed nnd marched on tiie mob. Alter;
a stubborn light order was partially re
stored. Five rioters were arrested. Tne
feeling is so intense against the prisoners
that it, was itii difficult v they were lodged
in jail, nnd loud threats of lynching were,
beard in ull quarters. At tins morning
order was restored by the determined citi
zens. Andrew .Mole-ki was also badly cut
about the head und body and call let re
cover. The whole trouble w us cause,! by too,
free indulgence in whisky. '1 he riot
was the result of bad blood be--twten
Polos und Hungarians. Last night
the Poles living in liriiggeniun's Row were
celebrating tho return to their country of
li.-a ..f theo- lonoliev. Mild lillllllL: t lie CVC-
Iiingthe party partook freely ol liquor, and
frequent minor quarrels occurred. About
cue o'clock Miller went out for a drink of
water, V, hen he was attacked by the Hun
garians, liis friends came to the rescue,
and the general melee followed.
California Wheat Crop.
San Francisco, Cal., April
F. Smith, Secretary of the State Agricul
tural Society, submits the following us his:
conclusions concerning the California'
wheat crop, from advices up to April;
11: From present indications tbe yield'
will exceed thut of 1N0. Unless,
pome unforseen element over-;
takes, the crop will exceed that ofl
last year sixty percent. The only fear now
is the usual north winds flint sweeji the.
Sacramento and San Juan Valleys in May:
and June. Should this wind prevail while
the grain is in the last stage of maturity,
the yield will be materially lessened. Re
port's of tiie Russian fly come from one or
two counties, Inn it is too early to ascer
tuiu the prevalence of this insect.
California Wheat Crop. Drowning at Quincy, Illinois.
Quincv, 111., April 17. Three cases of
drowning occurred here this afternoon.
First Frank Phelps, the well-known boat
builder, was drowned about five miles
north of here by the overturning of a skiff.
Ex-Ofiicer Fatten and uoe Page, w ho were
in the skifT with him, saved themselves,
but Phelps, who had one wooden leg, went
down. The others who wero two boys
named Murphy and Magrusson, who were
attempting to cross the bay in a leaky
skiff, which sank, and both were drowned.
Murphy's body was recovered.
Rumored Capture of Khartoum.
Cairo, April 17. Letters from rebel
sources have been received by the loyal
Sheikh Mahmoud, claiming that General
Gordon has been defeated, that Khartoum
has fallen, and that Berber is besieged.
General Gordon's appointment of Zebelii'
as Assistant Kovenmr General is a conun
drum to the otll'-ials here. General tStewart
now holds that position. The Galyiuns are
considered as rebels.
Cairo. April 17. An English lady has
offered Jnjmo pounds for the rescue of Gen
' Lima, April 17. The city of Janin was
attacked by one thousand of Caceres' Mon
toneros. The Profect of the city, with two
hundred men opposed them, and they re
tired. After their departure the Prefect
seized two eit izens. Vera and Jurado whom
he accused of intrigues with the rebels, and
both wr shot. J urado he killed witti his
own hand. This action of the Prefect
causes great excitement in the interior, as
both the victims were well known, ana
lieved innocent of political designs.
Robbers Arrested and Confess.
Detroit, Mich., April IT. Jake Katter
maii, who has been under arrest on suspi
cion of being concerned in the masked rob
bery of the Scholtz family, near Last
Tawns, a few nights since, has finally made
a full confession. He asserts that Win.
Reynolds and Win. H. White were his as
sociates in the crime, which resulted in the
fatal shooting of the son of Scholtz. All
thre are in jail. None of the money,
about $:nX', bus been recovered.
Mexico Negotiating for a Loan.
Mexico, April 17. The (iovernment is
negotiating with the representatives of the
Franco-Kfryptian Rank for a loan of $:!0,
OoO.O 0, .'jin.uoO.ddO to be paid to the present
administration and H),0.n).((Oi( to the ln
rouiinz administration, .:S,0nd.U0,J to he ad
vanced immediately. Tne success of tiie
negotiation is probable, Tne report that
Dr. Ramon Fernandez will have charge of
the sulUement of the Lnlish debt appears
The Navy Put ot Use.
Kkt Went. Aoril 17. The war ships
Alliance and Tennessee, and two revenue
cutters and steam launches form a cordon
around the island, to prevent the departure
of any Cuban expedition.
Momi.K, April 17. It is rumored the rev
enue cutter r orwooa lias tienn or.iereu to
South Pass to watch for a Uuuust erinj: ex-
pemtion frJin .Nt-w Orleans,
Mother and Children Drowned.
Mahsiiam-, Mo., April 17. Mrs. Allen
and her two daughters were drowned iu
Riackwuter Run here last night by tiie cap
Bizmg ot a boat in widen they were attempt
iuU tu cross. Their bo lies) were recovered.
Councilman Andrew Zuiir, Jr., ot
Philadelphia, has at his hi.s law ollico
a plain wooden revolving chair that be
longed to Abraham Lincoln. The arms
of this valuable relic bear the marks of
the severe whittling to which they were
subjected to by its distinguished owner.
Mr. Zane's uncle was for many years
tho law partner of rresjdent Lincoln,
the firm being Lincoln, llerndou &
.ane, and when Mr. Lincoln became
1're.siilcnt the chair was presented to
thecouncilman's fathcr.who laLcly ;ave
it to his son. I'hilatUlphin lrcss.
Seared by the recent cyclone, Thorn
as Davis, of Spartansburg, S. (, dug a
cave in the bank of Tiger Kiver for ref
uge in case of another blow, and went
in try it, when the top fell and crushed
him to deatlw
Among a dozen or so of beggars
brought before a police court iu .New
York recently was lieNey Iturns, who U
'n'1'' y (,'d and has l'.J.OOU in
various savings banks. A'. Y. iun.
--Tattooing, which was at one timo
almost univeisal aio(ng tho Japanese,
is now f;it ding out, and in the largef
cities of Japan is seldom seen.
Florence Loth, aged eight years, of
&L Louis, died bile, skipping the iopu
The Trial of Frank James.
Cn att. Noon a, April 18. In the James
trial at Huntsville, counsel for the pris
oner objected to James A. Liddcll as a
W'tness on account of bis bring convicted
of horse stealing in Missouri in 1S74. Tho
objection hhs in orruled on the ground that
l.nbleil ha 1 been pardoned. Liddcll testi
fied that. Frank and Jesse James and Biil
Ryan lelt biin nl Nashville, March (i, 1S"1,
rising soutb to lay plans for
roilTiig a train, and witness made
ft viMt, of a couple of weeks
to Kentucky. Ro'urning he found
the three men back at Nashville. After
ward Ryan was arrested " bile on n boister
ous spre, Witness nnd Frank James left
Niishviilo, fearinc Ryan would turn State's
evidence. I.hhb-ll learned from Frank
James ti nt ti.ev bad perpetrated a robbery
on their Southern trip. Tho description
given by witness of tho men and horses
tallied wit.ii l hat, uivon by Witness Peden
Yesterday of the Muscle Shoals robbers.
except as to the color of Frank James'
beard. Tne case bo far is regarded as
w-eak for the prosecution.
The Chinese Again Routed.
Paris, April IS. A telegram from Gen
eral Mnloi, commander of the French
forces in Tonquiii dated Honoi, April 1(1,
says: The enemy has again been encoun
tered not. far from Hung Hon, nnd com
pletely routed. After the engagement, we
dostrov-d tho citadels of Fliulatn Tram,
w here" the leaders of the Black Flags
had taken refuge. Our forces
are now following the right
bank of t ne river Dai, will) the object, of
t iireatenitlg the enemy in the south, and ob
taining redress for the massacre of mis
sionaries. The l'.lnck Flags have witli
ora'.vn to Nnr' !ip-r:i Toiimnn. Remnants of
the garrisons ol Uaoninn and Hung lloa and
Chinese and Annaioiles, t.o tiie number of
o.ooj, have retreated to Siiankhoa. Wencral
Dciisle is going to Ninlibin to observe them.
Gold Excitement at Pike's Peak.
Df.nvi.i'., Cm... April Mining towns
nre excited oyer alb god important gold
discoveries in t'ne vicinity of Pike's l eak,
seventy-tive miles southwest of Denver.
Crowds ol people from neighboring towns
are flocking to the. new camp. Passenger
and lrviglit transportation lines
from Canon City, Fairplay and
Leoivilie are already established, and
grocery and out titling stocks are cn route,
it. is impossible at this time to obtain re- J
liaolc information concerning I lie import
ance of the discovery. Tbe mineral is said
to be carbonates. Samples assay nearly i
one hundred ounces ol gold. Amid the ex
citement Denver mining men are unmoved
nnu wili await developments.
Boiler Explosion in a Garrison.
Brownsville, Tex., April IS. A boiler
exploded in the garrison j-esterday, doing
i on-id"rable damage and seriously injuring
. e i; ant -McNallv, of Company O, Ninth
Infantry and Private Mooney. McNally
was scalded in the face ami eyes, nnd
otherwise nnurcil; Moonev was scalded on
Tne breast and in in red internal I v. iioth
will nroi.aUy die. Tiie building wns com
nlen iv , rerk"ti. Pieces of the boih-r were
inuiid half a mile disiantfrom the scene of
A Georgia Flood.
R'tMR, Ga., April IN. Home is inundated
with tho most remarkable flood in tho his
tory of North Georgia. The waters of the
river stand feet above low water mark
ami are rising t wo inches an hour. Tho
rise is caused by a sudden storm of rain
Tuesday, thougn tiie weather is now clear.
Business is siir-pended and the gas cut off.
The Post Oili'-e and Telegraph otP" a are
ciosed and travel has ceased. Crops are
The Postal Telegraph System.
Washington, April IS. On motion of
Pceprt-'ru-ntaTive Ward the house committee
on postoffires nnd postroads, by a vote of
'JO to 1, adopted a reFoiutiou declaring it
the sense of the committee that it is ex
pedient to adopt the contract system of
postal t'-legraphy. Tiie sui-jert will be
furl her disclosed by the committee at tho
next meeting, and steps taken to formulate
Wnm: Plains, N. Y., April 18. Theo
dore Uvffnian, for the murder of Zif. Marks,
a Jewish peddlar, wus executed hero to
day. G KEENVM.E, Ga., April IS. Tobe Tur
ner was haiiged hire to-day tor the murder
of a man nanvd Shuttles, in M'-rriwether
County. Turner made three attempts at
suicide within the past forty-eight hours.
El Mahdi hemmed In.
Catp-.o, Aprii IS. A dispatch from Gen
eral Gordon, dated April if, says that a mer
chant had reached Khartoum from El
Obeid after a journey of twelve days. Tho
merchant reports that The Tegebn tribes
had twice duleaT-d the Mahdi, who suffered
heavv losses. The Mahdi is now as com
pletely hemmed in as General Gordon.
London. April 18. At a meeting of the
Howard Society or London, an announce
ment was made that the Society was co-op
erating with American Prison Societies to
promote a central
bureau for criminal
statistics at Wa-diinj
:lnii. A courteous h;t
ubject Iroin President
ter was read on the ;
Could Not Bear the Disgrace.
Nr:w IIavkn, Cl, April 18. Charles A.
Spauhiine;, suspi cte 1 of complicity in steal
ing jewelry, was arretted last ni'-it. While
trtvj.li te. tive was eating lunch Spauldinp
sisot himself live times. His wounds are
fatal, lie said he cuiiid not bear the dis
grace ol arresr.
Copyright Bill Sat Down Upon.
Wasuinoton, April IS. Tne Joint Com
mittee on Library to-day, by a unanimous
vote, direcicd Senator Shcrrrrin to report
back adversely tne bill introdueed by aim,
at the !i'.,tni!i ot Henry Wuttersoii,
granting copyright to newspapers.
High Water in Maine.
Ki.lswokth, Mk, April is. lh water in
Union Liver is the hiht known for
years and is still rising. Fears are enter-taiii-d
l"r the saiety ol boiiins und dams.
Serious waslumts on tiie shuro line prevoiit
tue running ot trains.
Did Not Know it was Leaded.
II AKiiisr.cr.o, April l1. Annie Wagner
was fataily slu t by her aunt, .Mrs. Muiler,
who did not know tiie pistol was loaded,
when sue playtuiiy pointed it at her niece
Tho marr'Kio of J. V. Supp unci
Mi a Anii'lia Ciirmou. of Superior, is
iinnijuiiccd. The proom is n sicp-son to
lTi.s stcp-inothcr and mother-in-law. 11a
in a sU'ii-brother tu hU wife. They aro
Blcp-sistera ami step-niothers in thu
ehiiu! family. The Kli'p-mother is his
mother-in-law uml hU father is his
wife's futheY-in-law and lit tho sama
time is the step-father to his wife, and
as the falii'T is Ihe step-father to his
wife, he is the step-fathei'-iii-law to his
own son. And by reason of beinjr step
mother to tl.e man who married her
daughter, the mother is step-inolher-in-lawt
her own daughter. Scttrunka
. One traveler insists that the hottest
place iu tho ivil'..ed world is in the
town of l'.ourke, on a great Australian
plain, .')OU miles from Sydney. The
thermometer recorded 1J:I degree,
above there January 15, and the aver
age of maximum readings for tho iirst
half of that moi.tu was over 110 de
The light gleamim.; at night from
the cracks of a family lomli in u l'rovi
(leuce cemetery gavu rise to slrango
thoughts unlil it was found that
tramp had adopted the place as a honm
nnd ale and slept iu the cozy und peace
lul shade i'l uctdcnce (i. 1. ) Juurnal.
W ashington, April 10. Skn ate. Mr. Pnbin
Introduced a bill to revive the imulo oMieuer
al of the Army. The Chair laid before the Sen
ate tho resolution offered yesienlay by Mr.
Mortrtin, directing the Judiciary Cointnil tee to
impure whet ner I'hhI St rohni-k, who- e noinl
nation lor Mm shal of the M nldle hikI Sotith
ern ilin ne1 of A hi I nun:i, wiim re.jected by the
Semite, and who in nowpei lorininir the duties
nt that ofliee, s entitled to occupy that ot
ttce. Aercetl ,to. Mr. Comrer, from the
ominil ice on 'ommerce. reported
favorably the bill to dellne ihe
hotintiiine ol eomciion oitiici1 oi aihiii!
anil Sandusky. ' i'?s(l. It li ves tho boun-
HrttieH of the district as t hey heret ofoi e ex- i
iited. Mr. lolph, Irotu the ( otninittee on I
l'ublic T-iind", reported favorably the Hit to
nuthori.e ihe Slides d lilinoi-, Arkansjm,
Louisiana and TennesHee to make such laws
tis iiiMV Heeitro t'rotn in.iniy and wastn the
bonis granted t hoso Slates fnr school purpocrt.
Mr. I 1 pi moved immediate eon-dd'-rat ion.
(.lhiccU'tl to, and placed on tiie calendar.
HorsK. After the transaction of some un
hnportant business, by unanimous consent,
the morning liour, on nioiion ol Mr. Morrison,
wits di'-penseil w i! h and the (oiim went into
CoTimiiilcetd the Whole on tiie lurifl" bill, Mr.
Cox. (d New ork. in th" clour. The uieMMire
wasdebtite.) by Me--i-. Ci-. II, Kloilllt. ( lri"
and Jones, and without aetion tlic committee
rose J, ml l lu.' I louse ndjou i IH'd .
Washington. April I'..--Si:natk. The Pen
ale vent into executive Pcsiou, nnd when tlm
doors were reopened. Mr. Cockrill introduced
a bill to provide for the appointment of a M's.
pouri Kiver Commission io curry into effect
plans for the iinprovement of siijd ri-er, from
its in out h to it - iieie! w at its. Tiie Senate pro
i "M 'ded to t lie con.-ideral ion oi t he bills on t lie
tive-niinute calendar, took up th" bill to au
thorize the Secretary of War to adjust and
H'tt le the ficeount for arms bet ween
;-outh !trol ina and the ( iovernment of
the I'niled St:it"S, nnd to bahince tlic same by
ho redil! inir Ihe overcharge made a..raiii-1 the
Stute in l-'ii', under tiie act of jis that
amounts piiid on account by South Cnrolina
in t h' Iilsi icn em s may le t iiken in l ull sat
istaction of the account. Afiersome discus
Finn, the bill parsed- yens n:i s ):;. Tiie
Senate t lien pa-S' d t he bilt to amlione and
direct tile niiiniiL'-ers of the Home for IMsjihled
V'ohintecr Soldiers t( hxatc a branch
home , nt some suitable point in
eil her of the Suites ol Arlcausas, Color
ado, Kanns. Iowa. Minnesotii, Missouri or Ne
lirnska. The consideration oi' the bankrupt
cy I nil wns i hen resumed, mid amendments of
t' t'ed by Messrs. (Icorve, Moryan, W i!son,
Hour nnd others. Mr. Hoar and othc r Sena
tors were anxious to have the bill disposed
of to-dny, and wiltimr to sit late to accom
plish that end; but it was becoming nninifest
t iiat considerable discussion would arise on
some proposed amendments. The Senate ad
journed. HorsK -The morn i tier hour wn dispensed
with, and the House wont into committee of
the whole, Mr. Springer in the ehiiir, on the
pension appropriation bill. A number ot
amendments were offered and discussed, the
House adjourned without action,
Washington, April is. Skn tk. Mr. Sher
man, from the Committee on Library, report
ed adversely the newspaper copyright bill.
The Post-oflicn appropriation bill was pass d
as a whole, and the bankruptcy bill taken
up, but without considering it ihe
Senate went into executive session,
and afterward adjourned to Momhiy.
HorsK. The Home Committee on Post-of-flccs
and Post-roads adopted a resolution in
fnvor of the contract sydem ol postal tele
gi'Hphy. Mr. White, of Kentucky, criticised
the action in stoppma the iinoiiry of charges
against (ioveruor Murny, cf Ciah, nnd puid
Ins re-pe -ts to Speaker Ciuli-ie. It was
demandi-d that his words be taki n down,
but Mr. Carlise requested applause)
t hut no notice be 1 a ken of t he buiKUugp
used. A bill to rel ieve cer
tain soldiers of the late war from the ehnrgp
of desertion was considered in committee
of the whole, and after debut" was laid aside
with fsivorablc recommendation. The bill tor
relief of Myra Clark Caines was nNo consid
ered, lint without coming to a conclusion the
House t ok a recess. The evening session
was devoted to consideration of pension bills
An Eccentric Dog.
A lon-legjred, mongrel-breed, white
bjj meets the first, night -car of the
Union line on Spring Garden street,
Philadelphia, and trots ahead of it on
all its trips. Tho distance traversed by
the car is forty-live miles, while the dog
travels nearly us much more when his
sorties after cats and darkies are count
ed. Who the queer brute belongs to
has not been learned; where it gels its
living is a mystery, it goes with no
other car, and never misses a trip with
this one. No matter how bad the
weather is, it is at its post. Jt keeps
several yards in advance of the car, and
will allow no one to come near it. A
young lady who believes in transmigra
tion ot souls thinks the soul of a former
driver of this car, who was her lover,
has taken up its abode iu tiie dog and
delights to go over Ihe route as of yore.
She believes the dog will recognize her
when thev meet.
The feet of the common working
bee exhibit nt one and the same time a
Viasket. a brush and a pair of pincers.
One of these articles, indeed, is a brush
of extreme fineness, the hairs of which,
arranged in symmetrical rows, are
only to be seen wilh the microscope.
ith this brush of fairy delicacy the
Vice continually brushes iis velvet robe,
to remove the pollen dust with which it
becomes loaded w hile rilliiifj; the llowers
and suckinjr up their nectar. Another
article, which, is hollowed like a spoon,
receives all the "'leanings which tho in
sect carries to the hive. It is a paiier
for provisions. Finally, by opening
them, one upon another, by means of a
hinge, these two pieces become a pair of
pincers, which render important service
in the construction of the combs, and it.
is with them that the bee lays hold of
semi-circles of wax below its abdomen,
and carries them to its mouth.
A 1'hiladelphian sent a postal card
to bis sister in Canada on which he had
written (ill words. She answered with
711 words. Not to lie outdone, be.
crowded in 1 , Ol :i, which brought an
answer wilh 1..0'(i words spelled out in
full and written plain enough to be
easily read by person" of ordinary good
sight. He thinks he will send her a
new spring bonnet and call it scjuare.
A prominent liradl'ord attorney
was called to the witness stand last
week to testify in a license case, and
wished to be excused because he was an
attorney. The Judge decided the point
not well taken, anil suggested that it was
well to make an attorney tell the truth
sometimes. timithjiurt (l'i.) Miner.
If your boy mauifests a desire to go
out West and exterminate Indians tugo
him to start at once. He will return
home iu a day or two, and thank you
with tears in his eyes for the privilege
of sawing half a cord of wood before
breakfast. 1'hiladclphia Call.
At a recent contest in a swimming
school at Manchester, England, ayoung
girl swam GIIU times around the bath
house, or a distance of eight miles,
while the best swimmer among the boys
made but .00 1 rounds.
'What made Ihe mule kick
they asked of the gentleman who bail
been sent through the roof of a burn.
And he answered: "Do you think I was
fool enough to go back and ask hiiui'
Mr. 1'crkins, of Connecticut, lias
attended the funerals of six doctors w
practiced in his family. What a pity
that doctors do nut take their own med
icine! Laura Johnson, a Milwaukee girl,
not long since chopped oil' her linger
with an engagement ring upon it and
netn. it to her lover, with whom the had
hud a 'juarrel.
OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
roT.rMnrs, April II. Sfnatf. The WII
f roviding lor rebuilding th Hamilton County
ou rt house w as unaiiimousiy parsed. Tim
ote by whl( h the llonn joint resolution to
purrlMw I.HMI copies of Williams" Supplement
to the ltcvlsed Statutes, nt J '-'."' I p'-r cfip.T
kst on yesterday, was reconsidered and th
rcolution adopted. The report of th Ohio
State Hclief Com mission, reprerntlnpr that
Upo.ihni of the appntpriatifin remained in tho
Rate Treasury, und that $ I .U.Vi.M) remained In
the hands of tin Commission unexpended,
was submitted. The lhauksof tho Senate and
(Ioveruor was ex t ended to I he Com mission for
t he ii blc imiunei- in which t hey hud pet lormed
IhmroiHii s. A bill to pay tor 1,k."hi copies of
the Keyised Statutes, tor salaries of a.--istaut
mine inspectors, directors of Intermediate.
peiiit"nt iitry, etc. Vt.:;io. mid coyering into
1 lie Treasury $iei,tKrti icinaining from the ap
propriation for the relief of tlood suflerers
was .n-cd. under n suspension of the
rules; tnso, hills abolishing the olliees of Mus
ter Conwi'is-iotiers in Hamilton County; rela
tive to suits brought namst tlm sepurate
rty of inari icd women; appropriating
pav the military culled out tor the
ii-dnn ot the riot in Cincinnati, and a num
ber of bills of locitl Interest.
ItorsK. A resolution was passed providing
that the Secretury ol State shall not ity Com
mon Picas Jude.es of clnn ires in criaiinsl pro
ceed in us. as made by the present l.cp isl ;i U re,
since t he printed laws wili not be ready tor
s line I iaie. The Senate Himud uieiit s tc the
Circuit o u i t bill w're concurred in, nnd t lie
bid is now a law. Among the most Important
bills p:iv:id were: Amending the new (Vni
teittinry law so that the present conyicls 'imy
have the bem tlts of their "good tunc," aud
otherwise enrn cling oversight in tho law;
providing that nn ii'-xocinl ion of not h-s t him
ten persons may lorin an insurance company
to insure donm-i ic nnimnls; making tiie Law
Journal the ollicial court paper ol Hamilton
Coia.smus, April lil. Sksati:. Tho Tloue
nniendiiients to I hi Scott law wero concurred
in. The House nuiendment to the interme
diate penitentiary bill was concurred in. Tho
House joint resolution authorizing the Pec.
rotary of State to furnhh Judges of the Court
ot Common Pleas w II h cert i lied copies of 1 lie
amendments to the criminal laws pushed by
the Lcgi-lature was adopted. Hills wore
pas-ed amending the criminal code; nut 1. in g
the l,tnr Jtiuni'il theotlicoil organ for notices
ol Court proceed iter" in I iajnil ton County ; in
prevent the ice of Lincoln Park, t Ineinmnl.
for nny other ihin purl; purposes; increasing
the pny id' the Sol ic il.tr of Ha mill on County to
:.. 'fi, nnd providing for on additional assist
ant at $-:..".nn per year; ant hori.ing t he Hoard
ot liducatiou of Cincinnati to nrnke (ts nwn
levy for school purposes not to ex four
mills on t he dollm-: allowing t lie Treasurer ol"
Hamilton Cnun1yiodepo-.it public funds in
such banks at they may deem best. A lively
time was had over a resolution to hi
vestigate the methods bv which the ni:o-liuo
hill was suppressed.
Horsr. A reselutfon for n committee to
investigate the Cincinnati elections was
adopted. The Hamilton County Court-house
bill was pnssi d. A stormy di bate was caused
by a rcMilut ion to invest igate the reason why
the pipe-lino bill was not presented to the
Com-Miirs, April 14. Pknatr. President
pro tern. White produced the missing Kidder
pipe-line bill without explanation. A motion
10 suspend the rules so the bill could bo read
a second time and referred was lost. A I It
o'clock the Senate adjourned to meet at J
o'clock on the afternoon of January ii, iss.V
HorsK. The Senate amendment to the bill
providing for a tiommitiee to invcsiigate the
election frauds in Cincinnati was concurred
in. Messrs. ogaii, Myers and Primrose were
appointed as the commit lee. A I ter some
business of an unimportant rharaeier, tho
Mouse adjourned to meet January ti, IN36.
JIiis. Louisa C. Hokum, of Monroevills
eniiimitt."(l suicide by drowning the other
day. Her husband shot himself in IssO.
Judge Von JlAiiTiir.s, Jud-o of the
Police Court of Cincinnati, died at his
home in that city on the lij:h.
Govi'.i'.NOK IIoadi.t hn appointed Henry
Daun, President of the Illaeksmiths' Union,
of Cleveland, as State Inspector of tho
Condition of Shops und Factories. His ap
pointment was conlirnied by the Senate.
Ika May, a farmer, living near Circle
ville, wns seriously but not fatally shot tho
other dav while handling a target can.
David Quavle, a miner at Wollsville,
was badly burned about the face nnd up
per portion of the body tho other day by
the premature explosion of a blast. His
life is despaired of. Quaylo wns ulmost
killed a few months ao by a larye quan
tity of slate falling upon him.
Khkdkiuck Hodkii, an industrious Ger
man laborer, was found lyiiiK in tho street
in YnunRstown, the other day, in nu un
conscious condition. L poll bemj- restored
he stated that, he called at the Cottage Sa
loon to get a glass of beer, und had been
drugged und l obbed of i'M.
Jin. Elmkr Hakkk, of Uoyton. a few days
ugo was knocked d,,wn by a dog running
between his legs, when bis hand coming in
contact with a board a large splinter ran
into that member. The injury terminated
iu lock-jaw, und he has since died.
l'niLii' SwiiiN nnd I'eurl ilcKeuiy, two
youngsters from Hamilton, were arrested
at Liberty, lad., by the Marshal the other
day. They had .started on an expedition
to the Fur West, but the father of I'eurl
overlook thb truants and escorted theui
Tiik farmers south of Dayton, are com
plaining of tue di'predatious of u gang of
trumps, who have been iutesting the neigh
borhood tor some time. They huve become
so bold that they steul u sheep or cuif uad
roust it in tho woods.
The District Court at Cleveland decided,
on u question of the const itutionulity of the
Scott law, to reserve decision to the Su
'lnii Onio Supreme Court has grunted
permission in the case of W. ii. King, a
Cincinnati salooii-k'-eper, vs. V. S. Cap-'
peller, to Ihe a petition iu error to the Dis
trict Court of Hamilton County, to test the
constitutionality ol the ScoLt law.
The Adjutant General of Ohio has issued
an order uirectiug the Colon, d of the Vet
eran Guards of Cineinnuti to turn
over all ordnance and stores to the State
arst-nal, becuuse of tiie refusal of tne regi
ment to respond to the order of the SherilT
to protect the jail duri :ig the lulu riots.
Mrs. John Ckack, an aged and respected
German lady of Delaware, dropped dead
m her door-way from paralysis of the heart
a few days since. She hud nttended mas
at the Catholic Church and was just return
ilifj home when ho died.
Kudie Maokk, aged eleven years, was
killed by a construction train ut Mingo
Junction, a few days ugo.
Thic Marine lluilway and Dry Dock
Company of Cineinnuti, for building and
repairing stenniboats, assigned a few days
since to C. K. Siiunk. The assets are esti
mated at $400,OUU; liabilities at $100,000.
Tiie embarrassment is attributed to two
-fires, the floods of last year and this yei:r
and dull business the past six months.
is expected the company w ill continue bus
iness. Tub wifo of Edwin Taylor, of North
Fairlield, made an uusui-censf ul attempt
self-destruction the other morning by cut
ting Uer lui out.
Gkohoe M. l'HKSTi.EU, of Sandusdy, has
been chor-uu us Steward of the Ohio Blind
Asylum by the Trustees.
Ai.iiKHT lliNF.UNE, a bake Shore and
Western brakiinun, fell from his train
while ousting through i'ostona the olicr
morning, and wns instantly killed.
was walking on top of the tiain, und
some unknown manner tell between the
cars to the truck below, w here the wheels
crushed I. is head in u horrible manii'jr.
Die. John Town, a prominent young phy
hiciaa ot Cleveland, commit ted suicide
low days since. ro cause is know n for
JicKLMiAii 11. I1i-:tt, uii aged attorney
Collillilflis, IS dflld.
'liiKdeuf niu'is of Dayton propose
ga n ti'.iii u soee-t y for mutual imp: ovemeLl
mi i euuruiiiiocuu
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
Tlir. rat! It! queen of Tc:h U tlic w'ft.'
rf :m rx-Mrtlitnlist pn-iu-lmr. Slionma
zipvA lurds nuiuUM-;: ioity ihuuiaml
Tiif, titles of tlio Hriii-li nobility in tlm
order of their in'v(leipv mv. rrhn-cs of
tlin roy.'il Mood, Diik. s, MaitviiiieH,
K;irlsf Viscotitit.s nml I' irons.
Tun Xowlu-nport (M.t.-.) I7(rnl
f:ivs no matter now e,ooil :t fciiow nn.y
hv in the list? of tho teb-p!:om', tho n:o
ment In: puts his inmt'.!. to lUo tans
mittcr ho turns ycller.
Ovli: two mid n ijuaitci" niilllons rf
people nre employed hi the manufact ur
ine? industries in this country, nml over
$f.MMVHM (VH) i piibl ()Ut annually to
thtdii in tiie way of vaes.
Thkim-: is riuuir.'ie.MMetit in the ob
servation lliat solium of t !ie he-i, Atneri
ran p:unlers have ' amhmed tho
tluTiUey lm-ines, and hve Ihmih t
paint Amerietui scenes in ntml style.
Tv Va.lparavo, ( 'Iiili, wmu mi net r.s
slreet-ear conductors. You i.iay l-i
sure tiiere is no smoking (,n t'11' rt'ia
platform, r.nd that la!y passengers r.ro
not saucy when the c::r U not tU.'V'.'J
t i sdH them.
Mil. Mautin J. Ui-.-. :.i.i editor of t';e
Chicago Moi'uiuf 7A . '.veilts two
hundred arid forty pound-- in his sioi hiii
feet. A jrood, hr cditor-in-ehief i i-on-vetneiit
to have around, tiiat a:''.vrleveil
caller- may he referral to hun iai con
H.'hit'ion and advice.
AnocT $18,000.(1(10 of jrohi have horn
hipped abroad since the ohl export
inovement hee.an, and it is more Hum
likely that mre will follow, lhit as an
oll'set to this the mines have produced
about S, 000,000 in the same period,
which leaves our actual loss only about
Jlit. Gatmno, of Galling gun fame, is
described as a benevolent-looking oM
gentleman, wilh snowy hair and whi-k-crs.
lie is slightly deaf, wears gold
rimmed spectacles- and talks about his.
wholesale slaughtering machine as un
concernedly as though it were merely un
Ax exchange points out that among
the causes of the frcipient, miscarriagi)
of justice in the prosecution of criminals
is the fact that the keenest and brightest
of the legal profession arc engaged for
the defence, while tho prosecution is
generally conducted by a lawyer who
owes his place to the decision of a
A lticcKNT calculation shows that a
man weighing 110 pounds, and running;
a mile in six minutes, performs work
about equal to that of a half-horse en
gine; while a walker sustaining live
miles an hour for a long day does woik
equal to that of a quarter-horse engine,
and consumes only one-tweutieth of tho
weight of food or fuel.
The Iirst exportation of cotton from
America was in 171, and consisted of
eight bugs, or bales. The shipment was
so large that the English ollicials hail
doubts about it having been raised in
the United States. In the year ended
August Dl, l.S.s;!, ninety-nine years after
the Iirst export, the total cotton crop of
the United States amounted to nearly
7.000,000 bales, of which ne::rly 5,010,
000 were export yd.
I. fsAl'SJiKHS lltvixti, who died in
"Washington, 1). C, a few days ago, was
a nephew of Washington Irving. Two
unmarried nieces of the distinguished
author survive, living nt Sunnyside, and
they are his only known relatives. Dr.
John C. Peters, the friend and physi
cian of Mr. Irving, lives on Madison
avenue, New York, and delights in rem
iniscences of days spent at Sunnyside.
The Washington Monument was be
gun in 1S-1S by an association incorpo
rated by Congress, and SJoOJ.'OO raised
by private subscriptions were expended,
when work was suspended. After
standing in that unlinishcd condition
Congress, in 1870, appropriated S'-'OO,-000
for completing the work. It is
seventy feet square nt the base, and is
to be Oo") feet high when completed,
which will make it by forty-four feet
the tallest structure in the world.
It is thought the manufacture ot
barbed wire for fencing will this year
reach loO, 000 tons. Since the barbed
wire first made its appearance over tive
hundred patents have been issued in
this country for the various improve
ments and alterations w hich have been
made in its construction. There is
more than s'.'i.Ooo.O1 0 invested in real
estate and machinery for its production,
and il requires a working capital ot
$1.1,0011,00') per annum to carry on its
A C.ENhVA dentist
new and ingenious j
ins invented ti
iroccss of tooth
of india rubber.
drawing. A square
pierced wilh a central
hole, is pushed
over the tooth till the upper part of tho
root is reached. The india rubber grad
ually contracts, pulls on tin; root, and
the oiVending tooth is finally enucleated,
without causing the patient any pain
whatever. Four or live days nre re
quired to complete the operation. Very
little bleeding and a slight swelling oi
tin; gums are the only inconveniences
Tun Swiss cantons of Ciarus and
Zurich have ju . I voted for Ihe re-cstab-li.shmelit
of the death penalty. These
are tint Iirst two of tlm Trote-tanl can
tons to take; this step, in which all ol
the Catholic cuhl'.ns have preceded
theui. The abolition of the death pen
alty in Switzerland was tried under as
hopeful conditions as exist anywhere
and it proved a failure. It was found
that murders grew more frequent, and
nearly all of the cantons have now votcj
wo rettirc t the oidcr law.