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TOPICS OF THE DAY.
Tiir.iiE is (o bo a roller-skating congress
soon. What iioxlP
It Is said that there aro moro than 40.
00 persons in New York Cily who do
lmd upon gambling for a living.
Tnn bnsinoss situation, the country
over, may bo summed up in a sen
tence: Thorejs a general and steady
Minimtkb Ff.nilkton'8 wife and
daughter speak French and German
fluently and correctly, and aro certain
to increase the respect with which Amer
ican women are hold.
Tmc second and third husbands of
the famous Kentucky beauty, whoso
fourth marriage took jdaoo tho other
day, lie side by sido in the Louisville
cemetery, Cave Hill, and over their
parallel remains the widow has placed a
splendid monument, inscribed "To my
Tkn million base balls aro made and
fold in this country every year, accord
ing U a Philadelphia authority. One
ball is good for a bruised or broken
finger. Therefore is it comparatively
Misy fur the drug man to estimate the
quantity of arnica that will be required
to run him through the season.
A i.kaiunq Mormon by the suggos
tive name of Arnold, lias followed the
example of Crockett's coon and come
down without being fired at. lie was
indicted for polygamy and knew he
would be convicted, ho ho made a virtue
of necessity, plead guilty and promised
to be satisfied with ono wife in the fu
ture. Physicians diffor widely as to the
precise nature of General Grant's dis
ease, and at it worst it is thought by
many that his malady is a mild typo of
cancer. His improvement from day to
day is noted with interest, and it is be
lieved tho old soldier will be able to
veather the storm for several years to
The New York Legislature has earned
its salary in rescuing Niagara Falls
from those who inado fortunes by ex
tortions practiced upon visitors. Making
the grounds adjacent thereto a park free
for all is in keeping with the idea that all
mankind who wish should bo given an
opportunity to see this feature of
Finn trap hotels are discussed in the
American Architect, which suggested
that "it might not bo a wholly bad plan
to authorize building inspectors to ad
vertise such places in tho daily papers
continuously as notoriously unsafe. Al
most anything would be better than tho
cruel destruction of life and property
that goes on year after year almost un
checked." The Indian tribes of tho Northwest
British territories number about 3-1,000.
There are Chippewas and Crees, 17,129;
Crees of the plains and woods, 8,157;
Blaekfeet, 0,07:1; Sioux, 2,000. Thero
are also about 10,000 in tho remainder
of the Hudson Bay Company's terri
tory. Tho Crees are a troublesomo lot
and gave our frontier posts in Montana
some trouble last summer.
The stains of the bicycle as a vehicle
legally entitled to tho rights and privi
leges of a public highway, has been de
termined by an Illinois court. Action
was brought to recover damages for
frightening a horse with a bicycle, but
the Court held that tho machine was a
legal vehicle of travol, and therefore en
titled to the privileges of tho road even
if horses did take exceptions to its ap
pearance. C.rATEMALA had one President who
aspired to be President over tho other
four Central American republics. His
ambition cost him his life, and now
Ouatemala has two Presidents and no
end of fellows who want to be President.
The probabilities are that Guatemala
'will have to pay in blood, and treasure
big penalty for having too much Pres
idential timber within its narrow bor
ders. The tax collected by the Government
on spirits for the last twenty-two years
amounts in the aggregate to .l,fioG,
137, 847, and on tobacco to $6G3,658,8'.:i.
The largest collection for any one year
on spirits wnt in lKXt, amounting to
$7(1,905,1185; the largest for any ono
year on tobacco was in 1882, amounting
to $17,:;l,!sp. Tpon these two arti
cles of domestic production have fallen
the heaviest burdens.
Ai.akminvj news comes from Spain
onecrning the spread of the Asiatic
scourge. Cases of cholera havo oc
curred at widely separated points, in
the south and in the extreme northwest.
The people of Galieiaare panic-stricken.
Energetic measures have been taken by
the Government to isolate infected
towns. Despite all precautions, the
probability is that, having reapptired
KO early, the scourge will make great
headway und gather its victims by the
A Ft- male dentist iu Oregon resorted
to a novel plan to get a husband. A
customer, a handsome man, wai iu ho,
chair the other day, and she gave him a
dose of ether, enough to confute him.
but not to make him insensible. A
clergyman was brought and while un
der the influence of the ether the two
vro made man and wife. When the
man recovered his senses tho pair were
horrified at what had been done, as, un
known to the fair dentist, ho was al
ready jjj possession of a wil'o.
The Clouds are Threatening and the
Worst Seems Apparent.
Russian Troops Pushing to the Front—
England Preparing for War—Sweden
Preparing for its Own Defense—
The Danish Army to be Mobilised
Vienna, April 23. A dispatch from
Odessa to the Political Corrfapondenct
ayi twenty-two thousand troops will bo
iispatched immediately toreinforeGenoral
Koninroff. The dispatch also says that
ther levies aro under orders and that the
Russian army in Turkestan In a few weeks
111 number sixty thousand.
ISt.Pktkrbhuiio, April S3.--,Vttw6 T'r
I(J statirs that ilfty-three iwtir vcsm-Is
uid several dozen torpedo boats will Boon
Jo at the disposal of the Government at
Cronstndt. The whole Hussion presaMs
lamoring for the seizure of Uerat by Kui
iia. Odessa. April 2.1. The painful suspense
aver tho Afghan frontier disputo has para
lysed businiss bore. The hage ftranarii-s
we almost empty. Tho inhabitants are op
posed to a war, but fear t-iiat it is inevita
ble. LoimoNyAprll 2H. The Admlmlity has
ordered a number of new type of gun-boat;
jo be liuilt as rapidly as possible. The ves
sels will bo armed with liht shell guns for
tho purposo of destroying torpedo boat.
1'hoy will be capable of steaming one thotl
and miles without recoiling.
Copenhagen, April 23. A rumor is cur
rent here that the army will be mobilized,
and that a strong mpmdrnn wid bo hold in
readiness in cn.se of emergency.
Shanghai, April 2.1. The Russians are
pushing forward their defenses on the Pa
Vienna, April 23. Information whirh
hns been received here from Ht. Petersburg
K)liti-nl circles creates a great sensation.
It is to the etrert that theonl3 condition on
which pence ran be assured is that Kng
hind shall acknowledge tho complete neut
rality of Afghanistan, and tho extinction
of English inlliience on the Ameer's coun
try. In this case only, it is said, is a peace
ful undi rstanding between Kngland and
Russia possible. This demand on the part
of Russia has been coinniiinicatedas on
ultimatum to London.
London, April 23. Hwodon is busy with
military preparations. The Gothland mili
tia is being mobilized. King Oscar has ar
rived at Stockholm, and has hold a Cabinet
Flood in Texas.
Gainesville, Tkx., April 23 The most
disastrous flood ever known in this vicinity
visited Gainesville last night, and continued
with little abatement throughout theday.
Pecan and Elm Creeks, which empty into
tho Trinity just la-low tho city, rose with
fearful rapidity, and In the darkness of the
night, about 4 o'clock In the morning, a num
ber of houses in the liottoms were swept
away, the occupants fleeing for their lives,
leaving everything behind. One child was
drowned, but there is reason to fear tho
loss of several other lives from
above town, as three houses passed
down stream, from which cries of
distress were plainly heard abovo
the rush of tho waters. The loss of live
stock in this vicinity is very serious, car
casses of horses, cows and sheep passing
by at freipient intervals. Tho engino-houso
of the Water-works is submerged, and the
city without water. Tho damage to the
town and property along tho river will ag
gregate many thousands of dollars.
A Cable Railroad Accident.
Kansas Citv, April 2.1. Rob't Gilliam,
chief engineer and manager of tho new
cable street railroad, which is alxnit to bo
opened, was dangerously hurt this after
noon. While an iron grip, weighing over
three hundred pounds, was being placed in
position in one of tho cars, it was allowed
accidentally to slip, and falling a distance
of two feet, struck Mr. .Gilliam, who
was underneath the platform, on tho heud,
fracturing his skull. The wound, though
not necessarily fatal, is a critical one. Mr.
Gilliam has been one of the leading spirits
in this enterprise, and nlso in the proposed
elevated road between this city and Wyan
dotte. Ho is a comparatively young man,
and a member of a well known fuiuily in
llackonsack, N. J.
Fahis, April 2.1. A menagerie was re
cently burned at Iloulioix, Department of
Nord, and ninny of the wild animals were
roasted to death. There was great danger
at one time of the beasts escaping, and tho
citizens became furious over the neglect of
the police to prevent or extinguish a fire.
A mob seized the police on duty, and com
pelled them to eat portions of tho burned
animals. The officers soon after became
terribly ill with symptoms somewhat re
sembling those of cholera. The mysteri
ous disease quickly spread to other vic
tims, and has now become epidemic.
More Trouble in Panama.
Colon, April 2.1. Trouble is imminent in
Panama. Aizpuru has issued a proclama
tion against Americans. Their pickets
have been tired on. Ono hundred murines
have been ordered to reinforce Heywurd.
Refugees are leaving the city. Aizpuru
has But) men. lie will probably reuiuin
quiet until the arrival of tiie Government
corps, which are embarking at Buenuven-tura.
Horrible Suicide of an Unknown Man
TiKKiw, O., April 21 When the east
bound morning express on the Lake Shore
road was rushing along between Elmore
and Lindsay, In Sandusky County, a man,
w ho had been wulklng up and down tho
track, threw himself before the engine and
wag cut to pieces. It was not kDown who
ho was, as the remains were uurecoguiza-ble.
Conrad N. Jordan, Treasurer.
Washington, April 22. Tho l'resident
to-duy appointed Conrad N. Jordan, of
New York, to be Treasurer of the United
States. The office is worth $ii,0o0 a year,
and next to a Cabinet otliee is the most de
sirable iu Washington. Mr. Conrad suc
ceeds Mr. A. lT. Wymaa, who quietly re
signed on the 3d of April last to accept tho
Vice-Presidency of u National Hank in
Omaha, to which trust he was elected. Mr.
Wymnn has Immui in the Treasurer's olllce
for years, in the capacity of clerk, cashier
and itn head. He is an Ohio man, und at
one time was a memlierof the typograph
Sweden Will Be Neutral.
Hki.kikgkohh, Findland, April 22. The
7.'-id ttates tbutJSwedon has determined
til fi-itoiiii iw.nti-iil ill tli. ,v.-iit of u-tir I.H.
tween Kngluud and Russia, und will pre
vent England establishing a coaliug sta
tion on the Inland of GottlaiiiL The King
of Sweden, w ho has been making a tour of
Europe, has started upon his return to his
own country. There is great activity at
the Russian Army and Navy Iiepurtments.
A new ironclad will soon be launched at
Appraiser of ilie Pint of New York.
W akiiinotun, April 22. Lewis Mi-Mul-h-n
was appointed Appraiser at the port of
New Yolk, vie A. P. Kctcbuin, suspended.
Animals Known be Infected to be
Slaughtered at Once and Their Carcasses
Buried or Burned—The
Government to Pay the
Government to Pay the Damages.
WARnimiTON, April 23. The FirstComp
trollor having decided that the Comml
sionor of Agriculture ran legally use the
plouro-pnoumonia appropriation, to pay
for such animals as it may be found neces
sary to kill in order to stamp out an Infec
tion, Commissioner Colman has prepared
a set of ruloa to govern the action of the
department in this regard, and has tele
graphed a copy of them to Governor Mor
maduke, of Missouri, asking him to advise
by telegraph of his acceptance of the plans
and methods proscriled therein. Tho rules
will be submlttod to the Executives of
other States for aoeeptaiioe. They are as
"W'hcnever tho Oilof of the Tluronu of Ant
ntnl Industry sluil!le natlHfl.fi and shall re
port to thet omtnlKHjnnorof Agriculture that
coTiltiirioiif pleuro-pncumonia or other clun
Kerous infectious or -ommun(eBtde disease
exist In any Mate or nvrritory, and Is liable
to spread from such Puito or Territory Into
any other Hlte or Territory, tho Orninils
sloner of Agriculture will di-Htiuite one or
more oHIcers or employes of said hyp-can,
whose only It shall be to proooed
Immediately to Uie locality where
such infectious or communh-Bblo disease
is retMirted to exist, and to there ost-abhsh
quarantine regulation to prevent tho spread
of said disease, or to assess tho value of any
animal ir animals which It may lo found
nccesHSry to destroy In order to ejctlrpato
said (tiHcase and to employ txth ttu-HHures,
if necessary, for the extinction of the same.
It shall be tho duty of such oflloers or em
ployes detailed for the purposes aforesaid,
to report to theCoimnlsslonerof Agriculture
the number of cattle they havo found It
neeessHry to destroy, with names of their
owners and the assessed value of said cattle;
and said ollteers or employes shall de
liver to said owner or owners certifi
cates of the numlx'rof cattle so killed and
the assessed value thereof. Cpon receiving
Mild report the t'ommiSHloner of Agriculture
shall examine the same, and if he approves
the proceediiiRS of said otlicers or employes
and the asesNinenls made by them, he may
order the payment of the amount so assessed
to the respective owners of the ealtlo de
stroyed, and if he shall disapprove the
fimoiint so assessed hi? may order payment
to such owners of such cattle as he may
deem Just and reasonable compensation for
said csl t le,
"M stinll also be the duty of the said officers
or employes to cause tho carcasses of ani
mals found necessary to be destroyi-d to ho
burned, buried or otherwise disposed of: and
the coNt of such disposition of said carcasses
shall also lie reported by them to the Com
missioner of Agriculture, and the amount,
if approved, will be paid out of the fund ap
propriated for such purposes. If, In
the opinion of said officer or employes
so dot-nfled tho spread of such Infec
tions or communicable disease can be pre
vented by tho quarantine of tho animals In
the locality where such disease fs reiortod
to exist, then a quarantine shall be effected,
the cost of tho same also to bo reported to
tho I ominissioner of Agriculture, and, If un
proved by him, tho same to be paid out of
the fund hereinbefore named. Huleep-overn-Inir
the details of slaughter and quarantine
will be prepared immediately."
An Important National Gathering to be
Held at Atlanta, Ga., May 19, 20 and
21—Circular Issued by the
Atlanta, Ga., April 22. The citizens of
Atlanta having determined to invite dele
gates to a National Commercial Conven
tion, to assemblo in this city on the 10th of
May next, II. L. Kimball, Chairman of the
Executive Committee having the matter in
charge, has issuod a circular explaining the
objects of tho convention and giving the
1. The convention will to composinl of dele
gates to be selected, as follows: Kvery local
body orguni7,ed for general commercial, ami
not for special private purisises, shall lie en
titled In this convention to the following n--resentation:
Koch association having fifty
members or less, shall boentitled toonedele
Kiite; associations having more than lll'ty
members, shall have one other delegate for
each additional fifty members; to be appoint
ed by the association. Any city or town of
two thousand inhabitants not having an or
ganized body as ali.ive. shall he entitled tonne
delegate, and towns of overlwothousand in
huhiutnts shall havo one other delegate for
every additional ftvo thousand inhabitants.
Delegates to be appoin:ed by tho Mayor or
t hief Magistrate. The Governors of each
.state shall be eligible as delegates, and each
State shall be entitled to two additional deltv
gates at-largo, to be appointed by tho Gov
ernor. 2. There are to be eight National delegates,
to be selected by tho Executive Committee.
II. All delegates shall present credentials
under seal 1 rom tlicir respective constituen
cies; said credentials idiall certify the number
of. delegates bvwhleh the constituency is en
titled. 4. The subjects to tie considered shall be:
CI) Commercial and Reciprocity treaties be
tweeu the t'nitisi St-nt.es anil foreign coun
tries. (21 A National llnukrupt law. (3) The
compulsory coiiuige of silver. (4) rtallwuv
transportation. iui Such other questions
touching National, financial and commercial
Interests, as the convention may deem proper
for discussion and action.
Very favorable rates of passenger trans
portation to this convention are given by
the different railroads, and it is the pur
pose of the committee to arrange as far as
possible to give the delogatos on the two
days of tho week after tho adjournment of
the convention excursions to places of in
terest and importance. ;
The Vicksburg Fire.
VicKsnvno, Miss., April 23. Six bodies
were exhumed from the debris In the burnt
district to-day. Only two of them, both
colored, were identified by jewelry aud
contents of their pockets. The bodies wore
burnt beyond recognition. It Is now known
that twenty lives were lost. t
Cattle Disease in Illinois.
Peoiua, III., April 2.1. Pleuro-pneu-nionia
has broken out among Jersey cattlo
hero, and tho Stuto Veterinarian has de
cided that all infected hords now in quar
antine shall be slaughtered, as the only ef
fective means of permanently checking tho
Explosion in London.
London, April 2.1. An explosion occur
red to-day in the London Admiralty office.
The agent andZothor particulars are not
yet learned, but there is the usual dyna
mite Bbrick, coupled with American clock
work, machinery, etc. The chief clerk re
ceived a scalp wound.
Reappearance of Cholera.
London, April 2.1. It is stated that
cholera has reappeared at Cairo, and that
sevon deaths from the disease have oc
London, April 22. That the Government
expects war seems to be fairly inferred
from: First, its last night's announcement
of the probable evacuation of theKoudan;
second, the repeated references made by
Mr. Gladstone last evening to the necessity
of holding nil troops there in
readiness for service wherever
they may ' b- wanted (and these lat
ter words were observed So be spoken with
emphasis); third, the demand for 11,000,
0o0, meaning five pence half penny increase
in the pound in the taxes, a demand never
before made except for war; fourth, it
would not have excited popular feeling by
so readily giving out Lumsdou'ii belligerent
Russia Refuses Explanation.
London, April 22. The Russian reply to
the communication sent to M. Do Giers
through Hir Edward Thornton yostorday,
after the receipt of Bir Peter Lumsden's
supplementary report of the buttle of
March .10, has just been received.' Jf. I)e
Giers replies, curtly, that Russia declines
to enter upon uny further discussiou of tl'
Kino man, Ks., April 21. A waterspout
burst over this place to-duy, sweeping
aw ay a number of houses and drowning
Russia Finding Fresh Cause for Offense
Every Day, and Crowding Her Preparations
for War With England.
Pni'HKKi.a, April 21. It Is stated that a
cipher dispatch was received from Kt.
Petersburg lost night announcing a fresh
advance of the Russian forces upon the Af
ghan country. The dispatch also said that
there was a rumor current of dis
turlianjces among tho Northern
lllndostanose against the Rritish.
Nt. PKTKiutnuno, April 21. It Is rumor
ed here that Ayouh Khan, formerly Ameer
of Afghanistan, who was arrested at Te
heran, was taken into custody by order of
Russia, and that he will lie kept at the dis
posal of the Russian Government. One of
the uses to which, it is said, he will be put,
if It becomes necessary, will lie to produce
schism among the Afghan troops. The Ht.
Petersburg Uazelt4t pays the occupation of
Panjdeh was a good answer to the impu
dent seiimre by England of the Island of
Port Ilnmilton. The Novo Vremyd says
that exchange has agnln fallen, and that
the war cloud Is advancing.
Moscow, April 21. The Gizrtto, In a
slguiflcant article on the Anglo-Russian
dispute, describes tho attitude which has
been maintained by the Earl of DufTerin,
Viceroy of India, during the controversy
as a sufllclent casus belli. The Gazette,
suggests that Russia withdraw from her
assent to that part of the treaty of Paris
which relates to privateering. Aflmiral
Schwartz, commander of the Russian navy
at Cronstndt, has been appointed com
mander of tho Cronstadt garrison. The
Gazette denounces England's action
in occupying Port Hamilton Island, in the
Coroan Archipelago, for the purpose of
controlling tho entrance to the Sea of Japan
and tho routo to tho Russian Pacific ports,
and declares that unless England surren
ders her occupation of tho island, war be
tween Great llritnin and Russia will bo in
evitable. Continuing iu this strain, it
finally demands that the Oorsund (the
strait between Denmark and Swedon, con
necting the Rnltic and North Seas) and tho
Suez Canal shall bo closed to England as
well as to Russia In the event of war.
Lkmiieuo, April 21. General Trlnco
DordonkofT Korsakoff, Russian commander
in the Caucasus, has reached llaku to in
spect the Province of Dnghestan. The
General has invited tho inhabitants of the
Russian Province of Lenkoran to state to
him their grievances against the alleged
Persian frontier marauders. It is sus
pected that the real griovance here alluded
to lies in the disposition of the Persians
to avoid taking sides with Russia, and to
remain neutral In the event of an Anglo
Vienna, April. 21. It is learnod from
Warsaw that the entire first-class of the
military reserve of Russian Poland has
has been mobilized. The decree of mobili
zation extends also to all the South-western
Provinces of Russia.
Berlin, April 21. The Russian fleet of
thirty cruisers and two iron-clads recently
sent to the Pacific is to bo joined shortly
by another iron-clad and several gun
boats. London, April 21. In defiance of the
treaties of Paris and Berlin, Russia has
fortified Iiatown and concentrated large
amounts of guns and ammunition thero.
She has also established strong corps of
guards nt the strategic points of the Tifles
Foli Railroad, connecting the Iilack and
A Good Move In the Right Direction.
The Indiana Legislature has just passed
a bill limiting the rental of telephones in
that State to $3 per month, with a reduc
tion of fifty cents when two or more are
used by the same firm. Tho telephone has
become a public necessity, but it is in tho
hands of a powerful mpuopoly who have
become enormously rich within a short
time from the burdensome tax they have
imposed upon the people. New inventions
have been quickly bought up or outlawed
by the use of immenss capital, thus lsaving
the public still to suffer. There sems to
be but one way by which the people
can lie protected, and that is by State
legislation, and the example of Indiana
should lie quickly followed by every other
State. Three dollars per mouth will af
ford the telephone company a big interest
upon the investment, whils they ars
now exacting the euormons tariff of
$8 to $15 per month. It is time to stop it,
and it is to b hoped legislators will afford
their constituents the needed relief wit&oui
loss of tiuj.
WicniTA, Kas., April 22. A water
spout or cloud-burst occurred in the vicin
ity of Medicine Lodge, which did consid
erable damage. Water rolled down over
the lowlands east of Medicine Lodge City
five to twelve foot perjeudicular, carrying
death in its wako. Severul whole fan ill lea
are known to be drowned. Five bodies so
far have been recovered.
"London, April 22. Advices just received
from Batavia, in the Island of Java, report
renewed volcanic disturbances. A recent i
eruption in the district of Pa-ssareen de
stroyed tho place almost entirely. Thous
ands of dwellings and plantations were
ruined, and it is learned that hundreds of
inhabitants have perished.
Washington, April 22. Among th
postmasters commissioned to-day were
David Overman at Marion, B. 8. Gray at
Portland, J. W. Redman at Donna, aud G.
W. Dodd at Ward, Indiana; 8. P. Werner
ut Deer Creek, P. S. Goodlive at Gore, R.
L. Nichols at Grove City, and W. F. Orwig
at Pickerington, Ohio.
Death of Miss Vanderbilt.
New Youk, April 23. Misa Phoebe Van
derbilt, the only surviving sister of Com
modore Vandorbilt, died to-day at the
Grenoble, No. 200 West Fifty-seventh
street. She was seventy-six years old.
Washington, April 21. In reply to in
quiries from Beveral States concerning the
taking of a semi-doceunial census, the Sec
retary of the Interior has prepared a circu
lar, iu which he quotes tho act of March 8,
1H7'.I, providing for the taking of such cen
suses. The circular states that if a
semi - decennial census is mude by
State authorities, beginning on the first
Monday In June, and the result re
ported to the Secretory of the Interior by
the 1st of September followtug, such States
will be entitled, upon requisition of the
Governor thereof, to a sum equal to : fifty
per cent, of the amount which was paid to
the U. 8. Supervisor and enumerators em
ployed within such States or Territories iu
the taking of the last U. 8. census. The
scope of the census will be confined to the
subjects of population, agriculture, indus
try and mortality.
Pitttson, Fa., April 21. A terrifio ex
plosion of gas occurred in the Phoenix Col
liery this morning. About one hundred nja
were iu tho mine at the time, and muay of
them were severely burned, though none
were fatally hurt.
Ai.kxandima, April 2X The Egyptian
Goverumuttt has decided to quarunUits
vesnels arriving from portsjun the Medi
tun liiicui littoral of Spain.
AMERICANS IN CHARGE.
A Brilliant Coup de Main of the U. S.
General Alzpura and His Ministers Prisoners
General Alzpura and His Ministers Prisoners in Pension-Our Troops Hold the City.
Tanama, April 21. The Insurgents erect
ed a strong barricade this afternoon, en
tirely enclosing tho Central and South
America Cable Company's oftlco, and great
preparations wore being madotfor a fight.
Seven hundred troops loft Biiena Ventura
under General Vila this morning at 1
o'clock, being towed in a hulk by a Colom
bian gunlxmt, and on a schooner towed by
a canal company tugboat. The attack
would have taleoa place immediately
on the arrival of these troops,
Sunday night or Monday morning, but at
half-past two o'clock this afternoon the U.
8. forces appeared on the scene, as if by
magic, three taps of the drum being the
signal by which they started. Three columns
entered tho city and had full possession In
about ten minutes, knocking down the bar
ricades as they passed through the streets.
At the call of the bugle tho Colombian
Guards withdrew into the cuartels. This
splendid coup de main has undoubtedly
prevented another disaster similar to that
at Colon. Company "A," under Captain
Meeker and Lieutenants Denny and Wood;
Company "B," under Captain Fagin;
Company "C," under Lieutenants Turner
aud Fillette, with a battery in charge
of Midshipman Seymour, are guard
ing tho various streets and
wharves. Company "F,," Lieutenants
Berrymnn and Sutton, are guarding the
cable office. One company was left In
charge of the barracks. General Aizpura
and his ministers were captured. When
Aizpura was arrested ho fainted several
times, and fell into the streot and acted
hysterically when taken to tho Consulato.
He is held prisoner to-ulght at Shubor's
Hotel. The troops are in good health. At
five o'clock this evening Captain Cochrane,
Company C, arrived from Colon. He said
ho traversed the entire length of tho city
this evoning with throe marines, and found
the people so paralyzed that they made no
demonstration, offensive or otherwise, res
idents gathered in groups, whispering, and
silently crowding balconies. Tho marines
continue under arms, and are spending the
night In tho city. At thjs hour. 10:30
o'clock, all his quiet.
Washington, April 24. The Marine
Hospital Bureau is informed that small
pox still prevails at Trieste, Austria, but
has yet received no confirmation of the re
ports that cholera prevails in Spain. On
the contrary the Bureau has received em
phatic denials of the reports. Every pre
caution is boing taken to prevent the in
troduction of contagious diseases into this
country. Tho quarantine stations at Ship
Islnnd and Sapelo Sound aro already in
operation, and those at Cape Charles aud
Delaware break-wator will be open May 15.
Tho Secretary of the Treasury has given
orders for tho immediate repairs of a rev
enue steamer to act as a quarantine.
London, A pril 24. Military preparations
continue unabated, and the reserves are
rapidly mobilizing. The barracks through
out the Kingdom are preparing quarters
for a possible call on the militia. The am
munition factorios belonging to the Gov
ernment up to the present have been unable
to supply all demands, but numerous offers
have been received from private firms
capable of efficient work. Tho opinion is
gaining ground at Berlin that war will be
declared before the end of tho month. It
is rumored Lobanoff, the Russian Embas
sador at Vienna, will succeed M. De Giers
in the event of his resignation, which ap
pears to be likely.
Denver, Col., April 21. Reports from
mountain towns within a radius of fifty
miles of this city, which are just arriving,
report the recent snow fall the heaviest for
eighteen years. Tho Colorado Central
Railroad was blocked, and is just begin
ning to get trains through. Some damage
is reported by tho crushing of light struc
tures. It is rumored that about three uun
dred cattle drifted into "a hole north of
Fort Collins and perished.
Terrific Snow-Storm. Eloped With Two Men.
Easton, Pa., April 24. Mrs. John Berk
ley, a bride of two weeks, who was married
under the name of Lizzie Londenberg,
eloped early this morning with two young
nion, said to bo from Philadelphia. Ono of
them, Herbert Archer, appears to have
been a former suitor of Mrs. Berkley's.
Imprisoned Miners Escape.
Shamokin, Pa., April 24. The east side
of Sterling Colliery caved iu to-du3r, im
prisoning twonty-five miners, who, finding
their ogress hopelessly cut oif, retreated to
an abandoned chamber, and cut through
into tho Bnrnsido Colliery adjoining. All
A Fraudulent Builder Under Bonds.
New Yohk, April 24. Ruddensieck, the
fraudulent builder, who, it was feared,
had fled, appeared iu court to-day, and
after furnishing new bail bonds, was re
leased. His trial takes place May 2.
New Youk, April 24.There were 198
failures in tho United States reported to
Bradstreets during the week against 1!IC iu
the preceding week, and 1(14, ISO and 105 in
the corresponding weeks of 1SS4, ISS3 aud
Died From Over-Exertion.
PiTTKiiuitaii, April 20. George Smithoy,
a young married man, died last night from
over-exertion caused by roller Bkatiug.,
At a concert given in Baltiincre re
cently a young lady was attacked with
boiirseness while sino;'mjr a song. The
gentleman who was playing tho piano
Hceonipuiiimoiit thereupon arose, bowed
to tho audience, reseated himself at the
piano and sung the remainder of the
Selection, lie was generously applaud
ed. liulliinore Hun.
The sale in New York of Mr.
George I. Seney's extensive collection
of paintings was concluded recently.
The total proceeds were !r'4U(i,6UO,
about 00 per cent- of what they cost
their Into owner. The pictures by
American artists sold for as much if
not more than was originally paid fur
them. N. 1'. Tribune.
A New Hampshire shoemaker, who
was drawn to servo as a juror, and was
thereby greatly excited, has committed
suicide from uo known reason other
than the fact that ho was called upon
to serve in tho abovo position. Bostun
Tho hobby of a well known society
young man in Kan Francisco is to col
lect gloves in a now fashion. To each
lady acquaintance who gives him a
right-haud luve ho wiiUi an elegant
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
STATE NEWS ITEMS. Legislative Proceedings.
Cotl-Mm s, April 21 Tho folhnrOx?
Wero Mil roilnce.i In the Hrtinle: PiinlshliKf
Siwlomy by twenty yertrs' iinjtrisontii'-nt In
tho pciilt.nil iHry. Ainendlntr llio act snlhor
Iv.fnur tho aei-roprintM.n of ImihI for cemetery
ptlipos.-s. bills IntriMluooil In the House: To
protis-t. tho people from tho extortions of
sowliur nischlno Hironts. Authori-zlnir Avon
cliilo, ilauillton County, to borrow fl for
sewer purposes. To divide f ount.ry Town
ship, Summit County, Into two election pro
ducts. Vnhlng an appropriation to moot a
deficiency ill Hherlfl s costs In Jefferson
Coi.tiMiu s, April S5!.-The Senate bill, ro
nnirlnir all executions to take plnoo In tho
Hate Penitentiary passed the lloliso. The
bill closliiR- saloons In Cincinnati at midnight
until B . M. passeil thePeniite: also the House
bill todo away with professional Jurors, arrf
the hill to h-ifnllze tho Cincinnati Hoard of
Health, and another to provide for tho
monthly cxanilmil Ion of tho accounts of
Tim Louis Cook Carriage Company, of
Cincinnati, made an assignment for the
benefit of creditors, after filing chattel
mortgages for $l.'!,745, and real est ate mort
gage for $.'11,000.
A petition, signed by 114 prominent cit
izens of Cincinnati, has been prepared to
lie presented to the Common Pleas Court
asking for a special grand jury to inverti
gate the late election outrages on the ballot-box.
Hector B. Keelkr, a farmor living near
Cardlngton, committed suicide by hang
ing. Git.nEHT Sexton, living near Paddy's
Run, committed suicide by shooting him
self in the head.
Harvey Oiler has been jailed at McAr
.hur, on a ehargo of burglary.
General Sylvester Stewart died at
his home in Milan on the 20th.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to
blow up P. J. Martha's saloon at Cumber
land, the other night, with dynamite. The
The Morrow County Grand Jury has re
turned indictments against George A.
Shaw, for perjury ; Win. Weaver and Mah
lon Bayles, for entering premises to carry
away property, and Wm. Snodgrass, for
discharging a pistol pointod at a person.
The citizens of Findloy want a now
An infant child was poisoned to death by
tho milk of its iutoxicatod mothor, at Cin
cinnati. Frank Stump, convicted in Cincinnati of
passing counterfeit money, wns sent to the
Columbus Penitentiary for seven yoars.
Louib Williams, a brakeman on the B.
& O. Railroad, was killed near Newark.
He attempted to jump from one car to an
other while the train was in motion.
John Lewis left wife and four children
at Niles four years ago for California.
Nothing was heard of him. A year ago
Mrs. Lewis married again. Now John,
Enoch Ardon like, conies back and finds
his place taken.
John Smiths predominate in the Ohio
Penitentiary there are twentv-five of
Alden TIlton, aged seventy-one years,
an oil millionaire of Caldwell, is dead.
Oil boring, with evidence of success,
has excited the denizens of Middleport.
Laura Keeoan tried to Bhoot the pro
prietor of the Adelphi Theater, Cleveland,
because ho got married but not to her.
John Talbott and vvifo, nged seventy
and sixty-five years, were found dead in
bed near Steubenvillo, with no signs of
(Four steerage passengers from Antwerp
are hold in New York upon the charged
preferred by the Knights of Labor that
they were imported by a manufacturing
firm of Kent, in violation of the contract
labor law. They propose to mnke a test
case and carry it into the courts, even to
the Supreme Court of the United States.
' Auoukt Powell was struck by a fly
wheel in the bolt works of Bourne &
Knowles, Clevelaud, and instantly killed.
The Directors of Longviow Asylum, Ham
ilton County, havo decided to sell sixteen
acres of land, and with the proceeds make
an addition to tho building.
Carrie E. Euslin was drowned in a
carelessly covered well nt Dayton.
The Cincinnati Police have been ordered
to arrest all persons using profane or in
decent language upon the streets.
Dr. F. A. Waldo, a Cincinnati pionoer.
died nt. bin roslflonoo on HTnltnit. TTilla In
his eighty-fifth year.
The motion for a new trial in the case of
George Hunter, convicted at the last term
of Court ot New Lisbon, of the murdor of
Gertie Phillips, last July, has been over
ruled, and tho prisoner must now abide his
fate, which is imprisonment for life at
hard labor in the Ohio Penitentiary.
Matilda Knight has received hor com
mission as postmistress at Mark Center.
Monroe Bros', planing mill at Alliance
burned a few days ago, with all its con
tents and a considerable quanity of lum
ber. Mayor Goodwin, of Springfield, the
bewly-elected, has no mercy on evil-doers.
The other evening Jacob Hennobergor,
bar-keeper, and Frank Bowman, beer
brewer, quarreled over saloon-keeper Klop
seuKtein's pretty fourteen-year-old daugh
ter, at Canton. Hennerberger was arrested
charged with stabbing with intent to kill.
I Valentine Waoner, who murdered
Dauiol Sheahau In December, 18.S2, and
whoso final trial has been postponed time
and again upon one pretext and another,
until linailv it rested with the new Circuit
Court, has just been re-sentenced, this
time to hang Friday, July 31, at Mt. Gilead.
John H. Walker, a Cincinnati moldur,
droppod doad in a bar-room.
Charles Scheintz, a notorious tramp
and horse-thief, was sent to jail at Zanes
ville a few days ago, after a preliminary
trial, charged with stealing a horse and
buggy from David Ehrman, of Mount
Sterling. The property stolen was found
in the possession of Scheiutz when arrest
ed. He claims Pittsburgh as his home.
John Damp, proprietor of the Ashland
City Mill, Ashland, assigned for tho boue
fit of his creditors. Assets, $20,000; liabili
Hon. Charles Boesel died at New Bre
men, tho other evening, after a protracted
illness of three mouths, aged sevsnty-one
years. Deceased was one of the most
prominent citizens of Northwestern Ohio,
and known in political circles as a staunch
and unflinching Democrat. He held many
high offices of trust and honor, and was,
at the time of his death, a member of tho
State Board of Charities.
Frank Bushe and Alfred ReyBer were
suffocated by charcoal gas In a water cis
tern In Cincinnati. Busse died.
Carrie E. Enslin was drowned In a
cistern in Dayton.
A boiler at Fleisehmnnn & Co.s distil
lery, Riverside, exploded. Two men were
fc,TiiE stone aqueduct of the Miami Canal
over Holes Creek, several miles below Day
ton, broke the other night, causing consid
erable damage to the cauol aud some duin
ngo to property. All mills on that level of
three miles were compelled to stop. Ths
aqueduct across Mud River, north of Day
ton, Is weakening, and expected to break
at any moment.
At Glendale, a suburb of Cincinnati, D.
W. Charles was attacked by a highway
man, whom'.he shot dead. The corpse was
spirited away before officers arrived, heucs
Charles Bieler, a lunatic confined In
the tail at Dayton, committed suicide bv
bunding hiuisulf in his cull,
A trnmp In Alexandria, Va.,
to bo whipped instead of sent to j:iil.
He received twenty-five lashes and was
fcllowod to go.
Mad dogn recently becatno so
numerous in some parts of Alabama
tlia schools in ono county were obliged
to srupend, iw it, was considered d;'J
gerous to have the pupils abroad.
Parisians ate 13,000 donkeys, muta
und horses last year. Tho Acaicmie de
Mc ticinc hai awarded a prize to an
essayist who strongly recommends a
more general uso of such dint.
A diver who has hadexperienee in
almost all quarters of the world during
a period of twenty-live years says that
fish will seldom attack a man in armor,
and that sharks are especially cowardly
who faced boldly. Chicago Times.
When the new roads in the Yellow
stone Valley are completed, tho tourist
can then make a circuit of 110 miles in
comfortable coaches runuing on good
roads, with new glimpses of scenery tho
wholo dislanco. San Francisco Call.
A London firm of pencil-makers
manufactures its shavings and sawdust
into an article which they call the "Dust
of Lebanon." It is sprinkled upon the
fire to remove the unpleasant smell of
cooking noticeable in a room after a
Mr. Anngnos, of a Tloston kinder
garten for sightless little folks, recently
received $10,000 from a good Samaritan
who wore a mask. The Homeopathic
Hospital, of that city also has received
$25,000 from an unknown friend of the
We had in 1880 nearly 2.000,000
"common laborers." The number of"
clergymen jn 18H0 was 64,000. against
4;S,Ooi) in 1870; tho number of lawyers
C t.000 in 1880, 40,000, in 1870; the num
ber of physicians increased during tho
decade from (i2,00() to 8G.000. In 1880
thero wore 4,800 actors aud 12,000 jour
nalists in the country.
A lesson in Pushtu: KMiool is pro
nounced Kayble; Merve is pronounced
Mahriv; Herat is pronounced Herald;
Knrruclieo is pronounced K'rahchy;
Pe.shawur is pronounced Peshower. In
such words as l?olan, Hobat, etc., the
accent is on the second syllable and the
"a" is pronounced broad, like "ah."
In Morocco recently a man was ac
cused of having stolen a bullock from
ono of tho local native authorities who
acted as judge in his own case ami gave
orders that the supposed thief fihould
have his eyes cut out, which horrid
sentence was carried into efl'tct. A
writer cites this as a sample of a series
of brutal atrocities continually occurring
in that country.
African colonization has already
affected the price of elephants. An In
dia exchange quotes Asian elephant
six feet high at $2,000, tigers at $7o0,l
and panthers at $175. Yet at recent
sales in England elephants have been;
sold as low as $500, six lionesses with1
cubs at $750, a tiger that had devoured
two keepers brought only $252, and a
panther was traded even for a poodle.
At the Bald Mountain extension
drift mine, near Forest City, Cul., re
cently, tho steel wire cable broke while
loaded cars were descending the incline
300 feet long. One of the boys, by tho
name of Veal, employed at tho mine,
had the rare courage aud presence of
mind to jump on an empty car and
chase the lleeing train down tho tunnel,
over 6,000 feet in length, and overtook
and stopped it before the cars collided
with tho incoming train.
Tho new servant girl came to hor
mistress crying aud holding on to her
linger. "What's the matter?" asked
tho lady of tho house. "I run one of
the forks into my hand, and if it is this
plated stuff I'll get lockjaw." "Don't
bo alarmed," said the mistress, "all my
silver is genuine; I don't keep a.ny
plated ware." Next morning tlio serv
ant girl was gone and so was the silver.
2'exas Sif 'tings.
A citien of Pipesvillc, Ohio, writes
to a New York paper of a discovery he
made in regard to t lie distance tho sun is
from tho earth. The gentleman is evi
dently -sincere, llo says: "1 meas
ure tho same way wo measure
the heighth of a tree while
standiing, and being about 3,001) miles
north of the equator, by taking a spirit
level and a carpenter's square find the
distance to the sun is just 8,000 miles
from the equator, or, in other words,
3,000 miles from tho earth. I also
claim the earth is stationary, and tho
north pole is the center, and the sun,
moon and stars travol around it. By
my measure the sun is 100 miles across
When a Finland girl wishes to leavo
that country, according to tho Cardiff
Mail, she has to go first to her clergy
man and partake of the sacrament and
procure a letter of recommendation
from him; next to a physician and ob
tain of him, after an examination, a
certificate of permission to remain ab
sent a certain specified number of years.
This certificate costs her about twenty
dollars. If she returns promptly at the
end of tho time prescribed all is well, but
if not her name is erased from the book in
which it has been entered, apd she is
considered as having violated liar con
tract with the Government aud loses
her citizenship forever.
Torpedoing Oil Wells With 200 Quarts of
Nitro-Glycerine at a Shot.
In all the oil regions in Pennsylvania
up to the discovery of tho Thorn Creek
district, in Butler County, great care
had to bo taken in torpedoing a nowly
drilled well so that the charge of nitro
glycerine might ,not be too heavy. If
it was, the sand rock would be so badly
shattered that the well would be filled
up, and laborious and expensive work
made necessary to clean it out before it
could bo operated. A twenty-quart
torpedo was about the average size used,
and it was exploded in the shell. In
tho Thorn Creek region nitro-glycerina
to tho amount of two hundred pounds
enough to destroy a citv is dumped in
the well after it" has been drilled far
enough in the sand rock and exploded.
The sand is of such a nature that it does
not run in and fill up the hole after the
shot, no matter how heavy it may be.
It is not practicable to make or handle
a two-hundrcd-quart torpedo, so a new
shell has been constructed from which,
after it has been lowered to the sand,
its contents may bo dumped out in tho
hole. Tho shell is then hoisted to tho
surface, refilled with nitro-giyeeiine and
relowered to the rock. This dangerous
proceeding is repeated until there is
enough mtro-glyoorino in the well,
when it is exploded, and tho tubing can
then be run down at once.
This peculiarity of tho Thorn Creek
sand facilitates operations greatly, but
makes the business of well-shooting, by
whioh the lives of tho workmen are al
ways put in jeopardy, tenfold uiore,
dau porous. N. Y. Hun.