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WEBDEIDAT, AM1L, 7. ISM.
HILLSBORO, : t t OHIO.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
IOWA has 1,200,000 cows and produces
annually fcoO.OOO.OOO worth of dairy
products, of which it ships $24,000,000
Now ANornEn scientific Frenchman,
Vcrneull by name, starts with a vaccin
ating idea, and thinks that he can pro
vide against consumption.
Oxe of the Transatlantic steamship
lines is said to have determined upon
trying the "restaurant plan" next sum
mer, the passenger paying for what ho
AJmakval training school for girls is to
bo established in Chicago. Accommo
dations will be provided for a thousand
pupils. The institution is to be under
the patronage of tho State.
Chicago theater managers are talk
ing of stopping matinees. These extra
t performances strain the already over
worked actors, and there is too much
flirtation in the usually thin audiences.
Wo suppose, however, that tho true ob
jection may bo found in tho fact that
matinees do not pay.
TnE Hartford (Conn.) Couranl forci
bly argues that it is worse than folly for
Congress to go on year after year,
trusting to luck and tho good will of
other notions, and leaving our richest
cities unable to defend themselves
against the vessels of such nations a
Chili, Peru and China.
The nuisance of children upon tho
streets of Boston, peddling, has become
so great that a bill has been brought
before theMassachusettsLegislature prtp
Tiding that children, engaged in ped
dling upon the streets without a license,
may be considered as "noglccted," and
as such, taken from their parents.
The Secretary of tho Interior has
taken, by decision, 2,451,200 acres of
land from tho Atlantic and l'acillc Kail
road Company, and restored it to tho
public domain. This decision goes, of
course, upon the ground that the rail
road corporation had forfeited its incor
porate rights by not complying with the
terms of the grant
A box is before tho New York Legis
lature providing for a commission to re
port upon the most humane method of
capital punishment The author of tho
bill favors electricity as tho instrument
of execution. It is proposed to utilize
the electric light plants in large cities
for the current needed. The humanity
of the proposition commends it.
Two bills in the interest of forestry
passed the Connecticut Senate a f e w daj s
ago. One exempted from taxation for
twenty years land not worth over $25
an acre on which 1,200 trees to the acre
have been planted and have reached tho
height of six feet The other, to pre
vent forest fires, with severo penalties
on those who kindle fires in wood land.
The bill-making capacity of our repre
sentatives in Congress increases with
tho progress of tlmo. In 1861, the
Thirty-seventh Congress brought 1,841
hills and joint resolutions, tho Forty
third Congress produced 6,435, tho Forty-sixth
produced 10,067, and tho Forty-eighth
11,443. In tho present ses
sion 7,885 bills have been produced and
more are coming.
It is said the Ill-fated steamer Oregon
carried but ten life-boats, which would
carry only three hundred and slxty-fivo
of her nearly nine hundred passengers.
If she had gono down in mid-ocean
more than one-half of her passengers
would have been without means of es
cape. Tne matter has been brought
before the House of Commons by the
President of the London Board of Trade.
A half score of Montreal's most
fashionable young men have got them
selves into a nice scrape. They forged
invitations to a card party at the resi
dence of two young ladies, and the
house was overrun with visitors. Tho
irate father, a wholesale merchant,
learning the names of the jokers, has
caused their arrest on tho charge of
forgery, and it is determined to mako
them pay dearly for their hoax.
M. Pastuk has a rival. Dr. Patinl,
of Palagonia, Sicily, asserts that ho not
only knew of the efficacy of M. Pas
teur's treatment for hydrophobia, but
actually adopted it in his medical prac
tice nine years ago. Patini says that ht
met with success in his experiments with
reduced virus, and was in the habit of
inoculating patients who had been bitten
by rabid dogs, always with favorable
Tesults when the conditions were at all
M. Renax has vigorously taken up
the cause of the new exploration in
Middle Egypt and appeals to the people
of France for funds to carry on the work.
Xxoavationswill.be made toward the
recovery of the great sphinx of Ghizeh.
Thie region is the most fruitful in
Egypt for the antiquiuian, and the
sphinx is regarded as the most ancient
work in the world which bears in i iu
uaufaotttre the trace of human
thought Egyptologists everywhere
are much interested in the excavations
ami I explorations.
Twain seems to be no doubt now
, tfut'CajpUin Crawford was treacherous
..0jr Mads. barbarously murdered ' by the
Mexicans. The statement of Lieutenant
Maus la eircumstaatlai and strongly
convincing. After it has been carefully
eoasldered by the authorities of the War
ad State Departments it is believed tho
gwvernment. will demand ,aa apology
ad reparation from Mexico, and the
panbluMat of the murderers. If our
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XI IXTH CONGRESS.
Wasiuhotoh, March ST. Sesate. Not In
Housb. The debate on tho silver question
was opened by Mr. Culbcrtson (Tex.), follow
oil by Mr. Lonj (Mass fc, Mr. Tkirg-an (9. C),
Mr. H.anell (Ky.) and Mr. J. M.Taylor(Tonn.).
Wasiunotok, March 20. Senate. An antl
Chinese memorial was presented from San
Francisco. Memorials were also presented
from tho Legislature of Connecticut for
const defenses, and fiomthatof Iowa In re
lation to the national board of health Mr.
Logan's Army bill v. at taken up and dis
cussed. At 4:50 p.m. tho Senate went Into
executive session, and at 5.85 p. m. ad
journed. llousr. A number or small bills were In
troduced under tho call of States. Resolu
tions looking' to an Investigation or the labor
troubles were referred. Woolford, of Ken
tucky, Introduced a, bill granting- a pension
or eight dollars a month to all honor
ably discharged soldiers and sailors o(
tho late war, and providing' nrtiflclal
limbs, or a mi noy equivalent, for
thoo Confederates who needed them. Tho
Willis educational bill, IdenWcal with the
Illair bill, was referred to tho Committee on
Labor by a voto of 138 to 113. This reference
was mndo to get tho measure reported to the
House. The bill regulating compensation ol
U. . Attorne) s, Marshals and Commissioners
was taken up and ponding action when the
morning hour expired. O'llara, of North
Carolina, asked unanimous consent to offer
for Immediate consideration resolutions pro
lding for nn inrcstlg itlon by theltousool
tho Carrollton (Mlssl murders. Mr. Regan, ol
Texas, objected en the ground that Congress
had no constitutional power.
Washington, March 30 Senate. A reso
lution was agreed to calling for certain In
formation from the Interior Department In
refcrenco to the proposed removal of the
Spoknno Indians from their reservation.
The Army bill was taken up and discussed
by Messrs. Logan and Teller. Mr. Piatt ad
dressed tho Senate on tho Washington Terri
tory bill. M-. Voorhees Introduced a bill for
the admission of Montana as a substitute for
his former bill, tho new measure bclnir an
enabling act Mr. Vance gavo notice that
airer mo morning hour to-morrow ne would
call up his bill for the repeal of the Chll 8cr-
House. Mr. Guenther rose to a question
of prl llego. and denied he had any under
standing with tho Postmaster General or tho
Speaker In regard to his appointment on the
Committee on Post-offices and Post-roads.
Sceral committee reports were received.
Consideration of the bill to regulate tho
compensation and duties of U. 8. Attorney,
Marshals and Commissioners was re
sumed. Pending action the morning hour
expired. Tho Post-office appropriation bill
was discussed. During the debate
there was an exchange of compli
ments between McMlllin and Houk. of Ten
nessce, tho former expressing the opinion
that there were better men than the latter In
the penitentiary, while the latter had no
doubt that bis co league's superiors had been
hanged In prison. Vr. Randall asked unani
mous consent to offer a resolution for an in
vestigation of the Carrollton massacre. Mr.
Reagan objected, notwithstanding that
Barksdale, of Mississippi, requestor! that
there might be no objection.
Washixotox, March 81 Senate A peti
tion was presented praying for a pension for
an cx-soldler discharged from tho revenue
servile in Georgia on account of politics
Mr. Logan's bill to inoreose the cfBcfcnoj of
tho army was taken up and considered.
Speeches were made by Messrs. Logan and
Plumb. At 2 o'clock Mr. Vunco began his
speech against civil service reform. The bill
for the admission of Washington Territory
was taken up and supported by Mr. Dolph.
After an executive session of about an hour
the Senate adjourned, 0 p. m.
House The arbitration bill was reported
from the Committee on Labor. Speeches
were made by O'Neill, (Mo.) Kelley, (Pa.)
Buchanan, (N. J.) Foran, (O ) Hammond,
(Ha.) Weaver, (la ) Reed, (Me )
tlrumm, (Pa ) Daniels, (Va.) Glover,
(Mo.) Reagan, (Tex.) McAdoo and
Dlngley, (Ms) Notice was given that a
vote would be taken to-morrow at 3 o'clock.
The river and harbor bill was reported. The
Hurd-Romels case was reported adversely by
Mr. Turner (Oa). who gave notice that action
would be tried for next week. Randall sub
mitted tho ordinance report from the special
comml-Mlnn considering the subject At 5:10
p. m. the House adjourned.
Washington, April 1 Senate A bill
was favorably reported to erect a monument
to Abraham Lincoln at Washington, and
passed. A discussion of Logan's army bill
was set for Monday next The Washington
Territory bill was debated by Senators Dolph,
Morgan and Frjo, and the Senate adjourned
after executive sessio until Monday.
House. In committee of the whole, with
Mr. Springer (III ), In the chair, a general de
bate was hod on the labor arbitration bill.
Gibson (W. Va ), Cratn Hex.), Wortblngton
and Cannon (III.), Torsney (Mich.), Anderson
(Kan.), Warner and O NeilHMo.), Osborn nnd
Kelley (Pa.), Long (Mass.), Hammond (Ga.),
and Lowry (Ind ), participated. Pending a
vote on the measure the House adjourned.
WAsniNOTON. April 2.-Sen ate. Not In ses
sion. House. On motion of Mr. O'Neill (Mo.)
firltate business was disponsed with yeas,
15; nays, Tl and the Houso went into com
mittce of the whole (Mr. Springer (III.) in the
chair) on the Labor Arbitration bill, all de
bate on tho first section being limited to
thirty minutes. Mr. Foran (O ) offered an
amendment providing that if, on the written
proposition of either party to the contro-
rsy to submit the differences to arbitration,
the other party shall refuse, the party
submitting the proposition mar re
guest a Judge of a United
tates Cstrlct Court to appoint
an arbiter. He regarded the
bill In its present shape as an entering
wedge for the enactment of suoh legislation
In future as would crush out organized labor.
Thorough organization, and organization
alone, the laboring men of ihls country could
work out their salvation, rnd he was willing
to leave this question and all questions of
this character of organised labor. Mr. Dibble
8. C.) offered an amendment providing- that
the Commissioner of Labor on the request
of either party to a controversy, shall order
an investigation to be made. The Bureau
of Labor be said, bad been ignored in
the great emergency. The purport of bis
amendment waa to make the Commis
sioner of Labor a factor in gathering-Information.
Mr. Negley (Pa.) offered an amendment
firm-Mine that the Board of Arbitration shall
nqulre Into the praetloes of certain railroad
companies of maintaining a company system
of life insurance to evade the payment of
Damages tor loss oi me inrougn negligence
or otherwise. The amendments were all
I voted down. First and second sections of
the bill were modified and agreed to. They
provide for a Hoard of Arbitration wnloh
hall possess the power belonging to
United States Commissioners appointed by
the Circuit Court of the United States,
but In no case shall any witness be compelled
to disclose the secrets or produce the records
or proceedings of any labor organization of
whlchtho may be an officer or member;and any
order finding, conclusion or award mado by a
majority of tho arbitrators shall be of the
same force and enect as if all the arbitrators
I concurred tbireln or united In making the
same. The House, at l's evening session,
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Tue Abbe Llzt has arrived in London.
Tbs Reichsta, by a vote of 160 to 137,
decided In favor of prolonging the antl
A man attempted to steal $40,000 from a
bank in Amsterdam, but was caught in the
act He gives the name of Clifford, and
says he is a native of Boston.
A cheat mass-meeting waa held the other
afternoon in London Gnild Hall, to protest
against the granting of a Parliament to
Ireland. The Lord Mayor presided.
Thomas C. Jenkins, of Pittsburgh,
Pa., has the largest wholesale grocery
and flour house in the world. It ia
two hundred and forty feet long, one
hundred and fifty feet wide, six stories
high, making over fire acres of floor,
age, also a switch from the Pennsyl
vania railroad, running through the
building, holding eight freight can at
one time. The trade mark of the house
is "The Checkered Front "PUUburgh
Fire Is a great destroyer in Ameri
ca, but storms of wind and rain are for
est enemies in other parts of the world.
In the immense plantations at Drum
lanrlg, in Scotland, a tract containing
900,000 trees, was destroyed two years
ago. It is reported that it wUl take
years to clear the ground of the dead
In hb lecture before the Boston
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Dr. Jtneeland gavo the latest prices for
w asanas; tae Baatnai people, if
the wosaaa U yonag aad pretty the hue-
2J to pay to her relatives, fvosa
n to In. Dlvomnd woman mra minlul
at aboat SI .aft. aad u, 7ArIn.
eh Mitten Sfftrn'
Th TVattrs of Lake Michigan Rising at the
state of Four Inches Per Year
Th Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, 111., March 80 During the re
cent storms the waters of the lake made
till further encroachments on the Lake
Shore Drive In Lincoln Park. From North
avenue pier for a distance of about half a
mile north tbs drive is impassable, being
washed out in some places and covered
with debris In others. All along the shore
of Lincoln Park and Evanslon great quan
tities of earth have been washed away. One
very remarkable and startling fact is
disclosed in connection with the. en
croachment of tho lake on Lincoln Park,
and that Is that the whole surface of the
lake Is gradually rising at the rate of four
inches per year. The record shows that
the surface of the water is now two and
one-half feet higher than it was seven years
ago. Portions of the Lake Shore driveway,
where are located some of tho costliest
private residences in the city, have been
washed almost completely away. A severe
wind-storm is prevailing to-day, and the
lake is again tempestuous, the waves
breaking on the beach and causing further
BURNED TO DEATH.
Mother and Daughter Lose Their Lives,
and Father and Three Children
Broksox, Mtcn., March 80. A fire this
morning destroyed a fine block of stores
built last slimmer, One of the terrible
features of the fire is the death of Mrs.
Timothy Hurley and her daughter May,
aged fifteen years, who were burned. Mr.
Burley and three children, a boy aged six
teen, another ten, and a baby about two
and a half years old an terribly burned.
Charles Straehly, a baker employed by Mr.
Hurley, is badly cut about the face and
head. The Are company did effective work,
saving the business portion of the village.
Four stores were burned. Loss, 116,000.
The bodies of Mra. Hurley and her daugh
ter were recovered, but burned beyond
recognition. Sheriff Whlttaker had one of
his legs cut very badly by the falling of a
heavy plat glass.
Counterfeiting; in the Penitentiary.
Leavenworth, Kas., March SO. There
was considerable excitement in the neigh
borhood of the Kansas Btate Penitentiary
last evening, when It was discovered that
a number of counterfeiters' molds had
been in use for some time by a couple of
convicts, the latter having successfully
made a number of bogus coins. A
quantity of the latter, representing, per
haps, (8, was found in the cell
of one of the convicts. The molds were ac
cidentally discovered in the drying room
of the laundry, where the two convicts
were employed. When they were examin
ed they said that tbey had been assisted by
some of the guards, who procured materials
for them and got rid of the spurious coins.
They named two of the guards, who have
been suspended from duty, pending an In
vestigation, but it Is generally thought the
guards are innocent. The. counterfeiting
had gone on for several weeks.
Improvement in the Telephone.
Younostowx, O., March 80. A test was
made yesterday of a new long-distance
telephone transmitter, the invention of
Dr. Rose, of Palmyra, O. A telegraph
wire was used running to Freeport, 111.,
with a return loop on other polls, making
the distance 878 miles. One transmitter
was placed in the office of the Rose Electrio
Company and the other in the laboratory,
two blocks away. The faintest whisper
was beard distinctly over the long line. It
is entirely unlike the Blake transmitter in
action and principle, and Dr. Rose claims
that with his device conversation can be
clearly carried on by persons 2,000 miles
apart. The test was made in the presence
of prominent capitalists who have organ
ized a company here to manufacture it.
Next Sunday it will be given a severe test
over a wire running to New York, then to
Chicago and back here.
Floods In Tennessee.
NAsnviLLE, Tens., March 80. Reports
from the up-river country and along the
valleys of the Cumberland and Tennessee
rivers indicate serious floods in the next
few days. The Cumberland river above
hereis rising very rapidly and a great
deal of rain has fallen and more is falling.
The river here has risen five feet and a
half to-day and is still rising rapidly. It
is expected to reach the danger line her
to-morrow, and merchants near the river
have men removing the goods from their
cellars. Up-river points also fear serious
damage from the flood. The Tennessee
river is rising rapidly at head-waters and
has overflowed iu banks and washed out
the railroads so as to stop all trains from
the Southern route to Nashville.
Hoxle Agrees to Arbitrate.
St. Loots, March 80 H. M. Hoxle, Gen
eral Manager of the Missouri Paciflc, has
consented to arbitrate the labor trouble,
and so states in a dispatch to Jay Gould.
Martin Irons, of St Louis, has been in
structed by the Executive Board of
Knights of Labor to order the men to re
turn to .work, and also select a special
committee of Missouri Pacific employes to
wait on Mr. Hoxle to adjudicate any
grievances This looks like an end of th
A Deatrnctlve Fire,
Key West, Fla., March 80 A fire started
in the San Carlos theater at 1 o'clock this
morning. A fresh wind caused the Are to
spread and when the fir was subdued at
8 o'clock it was found that the principal
part of the town had been burned, Includ
ing six wharves and five brick ware
houses. The ' loss will reach nearly
11,900,000. Fifteen persons were injured,
of whom six were taken to the Marine
Hospital and others on board th man-of-war.
No lives were lost
Suicide of a Ball-Player.
Grabs Rapids, Mich., March 80. Joha E
Sullivan, th professional ball-player, com
mitted suicide hare last night by taking
morphia. He received injuries by falling
from a balcony two years ago, which ren
dered him deaf and mentally ansoand. He
has been melancholy aad dissipated siae.
He lsaves a wits ia destituta circum
stance. Pittsburgh Street Railway Strike.
Fittsburox, March 80. The strike oa the
Wert End road was settled this afuraooa,
th company agreeing to tbs modlaed
Unas of the Knights of Labor. The cars
started runaing this afternoon.
Gerontmo's Surrender ConflrcaedL
Wasrixotoi , March 80. Secretary Ed
dleott to-day received a dispatch from
Oenersl Crook ooaflrming thnws of Ge-roniino's'sBi-rsader,
aad it was read to the
President oSubseqaently General Shsri
daa called oa th President, aad after a
short ooasultatloa a dispatch was eeoti to
General Crook, presumably ooaUlalng
deaaite lastractioas how to dal with th
.Killed est the Panama Geaal
Paxama, March 8ft la the Culebre -tloa
of the eaaal today flfteea teoesaad
UktgramaMsef powder esvtoeed, kUlht
lea mm aad serjjrajOy woaadlag tarty.
Cause a Serious Railroad Accident
Near Huntingburg, Ind.
A Coach I,urled Over an Embankment,
Jtesnltlng in the Death of Several
Passengers nnd Serious Injury
to a Number of Others.
Evassville, Isn., March 31. A serious
accident occurred this afternoon on the L.,
E. & St. L. R. R., between Ferdinand and
Huntingburg. Tho south-bound train was
running about forty miles an hourrwheh
the rear coach suddenly left the rails and
plunged over an embankment, landing on
Its side across a gully. It was found im
possible to open the doors and tho windows
were broken, through which the passengers
made their exit. Those that wero too
badly hurt to assist themselves were taken
out by those more fortunate. As soon as
possible after the accident, passengers were
taken to Huntingburg, and those who need
ed medical assistance were taken to a hotel
and physicians sent for. S. L. Eve, of the
Eve and Alden Car Company, w as in the
rear part of the car, and suddenly found
himself mixed up with the stove,
water cooler, coal box and
other rubbish, but extricated himself and
attempted to open the car door, which he
found impossible. He then commenced
breaking tho windows, through which pas
sengers were assisted from the wreck. The
train men acted with great coolness and
prompt. tude. Tho following is a complete
list of the injured: B. Bair, of Chicago,
severe injury of head, probably fatal;
Charles Morris, Owensboro. head cut; D.
Morris, Louisville, head and back injured,
fatally; R, N. Burke, Owensboro, killed; J.
N. Burke, Owensboro, left hip broken;
John Paulk, Martin's Mills, Tcnn.,
head crushed; Cnas. Rocht, New
Albany, shoulder broken and left foot
crushed; F. Harden, Plalnfleld, N. J., head
and back badly Injured; O. W. Gwins,
Providence, Ky., three .-lbs broken and In
ternal injuries, fatal; Wa.u Houch, Kirchi
val, Ind., shoulder crushed ; Mrs. H. Orlnes,
Huntingburg, badly bruised; cUlld of W.
H. Paduck, killed; W. B. Sml'n, Hunting
burg, bead cut and hip broke-j ; John Jones,
Dale, Ind., compound fracture of leg;
John Bach, Huntingburg, head
crushed;. M. B, Water, Morganfleld,
Ky., wounded on head and body;
O. Leeve, New York, badly bruised; un
known man, from Metropolis, 111., fatally
Injured internally, and badly cut about the
head and body. Of the remaining passen
gers none escaped unhurt, all showing more
or less Injuries. The accident was caused
by the breaking of rotted cross-ties, which
allowed the rails to sm-ead. The nmrlnn
I and mail car went over in safety, but the
j,nBenKur car jeit tne track, and after be
ing dragged four hundred yards, plunged
over an embankment
New York, March 31. An unuiuol season
of meteorological disturbances, covering
most of the present week, culminated here
to-nigbt In has been raining most of the
time for the past seventyt o hours. To
night the rain is falling taster, accompanied
by lightning, a gale is blowing, a thiok fog
covers the city and an aurora borealis is
added to this remarkable combination of
natural phenomena. The result is that
telegraphic communication has been almost
( wholly suspended between New York and
the rest of the world. Again and again
electrical "convulsions have stopped the
working of every wire in tho Western
Union office, followed by a partial reestab
lishmentof communications and anothr
Eight Months' Revenue Collections.
Wasuinotox, March 31. The collections
of internal revenue for the first eight
months of the fiscal year ending June 30,
18S6, amount to $75,158,200, an increase of
$3,410,288 over the receipts for the corre
sponding period bf the last fiscal year. The
principal items of increase were $597,334
from spirits, $1,171,949 from tobacco and
$899,664 for fermented liquors. The only
decrease was $45,538 on miscellaneous
items. The receipts for February were
$881,288 in excess of the receipts for the
same month of the preceding year.
Lost Speech Recovered.
Detroit, Mien., March 31. Four years
ago Mrs. W. T. Gilpin, of East Jordan,
Mich., dropped a stitch In her speech and'
has been 'mute ever since until yesterday,
when she astonished Mr. Qllpln and all the
little Gilplns by resuming business at the
old stand, talking 128 words a minute and'
doing It weU. Physicians failed to ex-!
plain the cause of Mrs. Gilpin's Ion of
speech, and they are united in declaring.
that the recovery is attributable to the
same mysterious "Don't know."
BosTOfe, March 31. The Globe to-day
publishes a long article which is to appear
in the Anamhtat nram T &... -...i li.i.
1 declares that the Anarchist faction con
trolled by Herr Most is plotting to burn
I buildings and commit other outrages upon
property owners In New York. The editor
of Ltltrty, though himself an Anarchist,
wuuu.-uub lawn operations as criminal.
Three Workmen Drowned.
Opxlika, Ala., March 81. While a gang
of laborers were attempting to mend a
break in the Alabama Western, betwetn
this point and West Point, the waters a
second time broke through, carrying off
three colored laborers. Their dead bodies
were recovered shortly after. The rest of
the gang had a narrow escape.
Sax Fraxcisco, March 31. A correspond
ent of the Japan Mail writes that the King
of Cores issued an edict on Februarys,
abolishing slavery in his kingdom, where It
is estimated that on half the populatlor
have been slaves.
Cincinnati's Polioe Coramlsskoners.
Columbus, O., March 81. Governor For
aker has appointed as Cincinnati Police
Commissioners, Robt J. Morgan, Republi
can, aad Mllo G. Dodds, Democrat, for the
four-veer term, aad Geo. R. Tour, Rm,K-
llcan, aodDr. Tho. C. Minor, Democrat,
for th two-year term.
A Terrible Petroleaaa Ksatoelon,
Loxoox, March 1.-Aa explosion of pe
troleam occurred to-day est beard of a
el at Bake; Rasshv Tbeveseel was com
pletely wrecked, aad th entire crew
thirteen persons perished.
Accident ta a Japanese Town. -Sax
Fraxcisco, March 81. A terrible
accident occurred at a ttteeWr la Heroaal,
the theater gave way aader th weight ol
snow, and fell apon'tbs spectator 'Oa
hundred aad fifty war seriously - injured
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Oil in Xjealciaaa,
Maw Orlraxs, March L News has beta
received from Lake Charles that, ia heriaa
ws4teatthalphar mieVeU was'etraek
at tee depth of 8se tort aad If Sewtaf at
the rata of m he dally.
THE STRIKE 18 OONTINUED
Until the Missouri Paelfle Soad Consents
to Take Back AU Employes.
Bt. Louis, Mo,, April 1. Under Instruc
tions from the Executive Board of Die
tries 101, 93 and 17, a committee from
local Assembly 8,050 waited upon1Master
Mechanic Bartlett last evening at the Mis
souri shops, and tendered the services of
the old shop employes. The men, they
said were ready to go to work this morn
ing, and they desired to find but it they all
would be taken back, and a list of fifty
two names waa handed Mr. Bartlett, who
after scanning' it checked off sev
enteen of them as the names of the
men whom he wpuld employ. The
others, he said, he would not take back.
Attempts of a similar nature were made
by committees of the strikers at prominent
points all over the Gould system. In every
instance the Executive Board claim that
the committee received fthe same reply to
their offers on the part of the strikers to re
turn to work. The railroad officials stated,
it is claimed, that they did not require the
services of all their old employes; that
they would not take them all back, and
would use thjlr own dlscretionjn selecting.
The ratio of the men that the road were
willing to take back to the number who
are on the' strike was, the Executive
Board say, about the same all over the
system ceventeen out of fifty, or there
abouts. Reports of these committees, re
ceived by telegraph, determined the Execu
tive Board to issue their address this after
noon, and to continue the strike nntll the
roads consent to take back all the strikers.
The members of the boards want It dis
tinctly understood that the Knights of La
bor will all hang together; that one will
not return to work without the others, and
that tho men who came out through sym
pathy with the members of District Assem
bly 101 must be supported before tho
strikers, In whoso Interest they wont out,
will consent to a settlement
A ROBUST FAMILY.
Bemarkable Longevity of the Ebys of the
Dayton and Richmond Neighborhoods.
Richmond, Ind., March 81. Mr. James
Eby, of Washington Township, is in the
city to-day on business, and though his hair
and beard are white as snow, he is still as
lively as a cricket. He comes from a family
noted for its longevity. His father, Chris
tian Eby, located near Dayton, O., sixty
years ago, and was the parent of thirteen
children seven boys and six girls and all
but one lived to be married. One of the
boys, John, now aged eighty-six, has
been married three times, and ia a
widower now. He went west a short time
ago to grow up with the cbuntrv. Four of
the family were married twice, and eight j
of the family are living. The youngest
(Jacob) is sixty-two years old, and lives in
Montgomery County, O. The oldest is
Elizabeth Coller. who is eiehtv-eieht vears
old and is quite spry. James, who lives in '.
Washington township, Is sixty-eight years .
UIU, bUIl.LiaU MUJ HUU I1IS WHO HftTD
lived together sixty odd years and never
had the services of a physician and never
used any medicine save roots and herbs.
Christian died when he was ninety years
old, and never was sick a day in his life.
The family is probably without a parallel
in the country.
, Incorporation of Trades Unions.
WAsnixoTox, April 1. Senator Call,
from the Committee on Education and
Labor, reported favorably Senator Blair's
bill to legalize the incorporation of Nation
al Trades Unions, with amendments by the
commltte striking out the section 'making
it a misdemeanor punishable by fine or im
prisonment to prevent or endeavor to pre
vent any National or sub-Union from! car
rying out its lawful objects, and requiring
that the headquarters of an incorporated
National Trade Union shall be in the Dis
trict of Columbia.
New York Alderman Arrested.
New York, April 1. On the arrival of the
night express from Montreal at the Grand
Central to-dav. Ex-Aldermnn rhaia n
Walte,who voted for the Broadway Surface
nauroaa irancnise, skipped oil and was
immediately accosted by Inspector Byrne
and Assistant District Attnrnov rirtnnll !.
were apparently awaiting his arrival.
Waite accompained them to the District
Attorney -s omce. n is understood that he
has returned In answer to auhnoAn& ta n.
pear before the Senate Investigation Com-
Is This as April Story?
Charlestons. C, April 1. The Edge
field Adverltstv, received here to-day, has a
letter from Etheridge, ia Edgefield County,
of date March 28, which says that W. C.
Mitchell, a citizen of Balesburg, recently
found a queer stone on his lot that be
thought waa some valuable gem. Ha sent
it to chemists, and the State Geologist in
Columbia, who pronounced it a diamond
of unusual size and brilliancy. Tbey est!
mate that in its present rough state it is
worth at least $100,000.
Obscenity In the Malls.
Washixotox, April 1. Senator Wilson
to-day reported favorably, from th Com.
mlttee on Post-offices, his bill to amend the
Revised Statutes of the United States so as
to make the penalty for using the mails to
circulate obscene or immoral books, or
other articles, a fine not less than $100 nor
more than $5,000, or imprisonment at hard
labor not less than one year nor more than
ten years, or both, at the discretion of the,
A Traveling; Man's Sentence.
Graxo Rapids, Mich., April 1. Harry
McDowell, the traveling man, convicted of
causing the death of Silvia Sawdy, of
Howard City, by procuring an abortion,
was sentenced to fifteen years at Jackson
this morning. - When, th sentence was
passed he broke down and exclaimed : "Oh,
desrt Oh, dear I" McDowell Is thirty
three years old, good looking and a masher
of large and varied experience.
Examine Yoar Ss Bills.
Washixotox, April l.-A $5 counterfeit
brown back national hank note has been
discovered, purporting to be an Issue of th
Central National Bank of Norwatk, Cosn..
aad giving the charter aumber of the beak
as 404. Th beak has never humed a .Bote
of the series of 1883, and jts charter aumbar
Nw Tort, April l.-Dr. Bradia, who
attended Meal j th hydrophobia victim,-at
Newark, got some of Nf si's sslivala a cut
on his finger. Be will go to Paris to b
treated by Pasteur. ,
French Doable Tragedy.
Paris, April 1. A carpenter in BelUvilt
to-day killed bis mistress by choking her
and then i shot himself 'dead. They had
agreed to die .together, each according tq
th method adopted, and by drawing lots
had mad th man executioner for hole,
Atrixs, April 1. The navel oatoUls cea-
tie to mah private trials of the Xeree-
fetetlsehmariaa tornsda heat, Yesterday
a terped beet,, with tear meae beard,
ireed for six bears, aad te-day M
tee ethMthli-BV feet. "
CTheJejanooga In Darsaees and
6,000 People Driven from Home.
Meavy Washouts on th Railroads
" Charleston,W. Va., Half Submerged.
CnATTAXooaA,TEXx., April 3. The flood
ed territory has been largely Increased to
day,and at 8 p. m. tho river reached fifty-two
feet, and Is rising an inch an hour. Th
river has been falling all day at .Loudon,
Rockwood, Dayton and Charleston, and it
is expected to reach Its' maximum at. this
point before morning. No gss and no elec
tric lights, no water In the reservoirs, aad
the river still raising, is th sltua-
tlon to-night It is estimated that Are
thousand people are' homeless In this' city,
though they all have comfortable tem
porary quarters, and relief committees
are supplying the necessities of life. The
Fifth Ward Is completely under water,
and hundreds of crafts of every description
are passing to and fro from Market street
railroad crossing to Lookout Mountain and
Missionary Ridge. The water now stands
a foot deep in the Union Passenger
Depot, and has entered the lower
floors of the Reed House and some
stores on Market street Tho express com
panies have moved to higher quarters, and
at this writing the water lacks eleven
inches of entering tho Times counting
room, which Is about the average height of
all the stores on Market street A colored
man and a white child wero drowned to
day. The city Is policed to-night by the
military. All the railroads on the
Chattanooga side of the river are
under water, In some places ten
feet Heavy washouts have occurred
on the Cincinnati Southern and Western
and Atlantic roads. All roads report that
their lines are open except about Chatta
nooga; and in consequence, no connections
can be made.
Charleston, W. Va April 3. The flood"
in the Kanawha and Elk rivers, which re
sulted in submerging half the city, began
receding early this morning. It is hard to
tell what damage has been done to prop
erty by the high water.
An Embezzler Gets Into the Penitentiary
In Forty-Eight Hours From Canada.
Chicago, April 8. Speedy justice was
meted out to Charles Stephens in Judge
Collins' Court this morning. Stephens is
an old man, who for fifteen years was In
the employ of the Wilmington & Ver
milion Coal Company, of this city. Fifteen
months ago he absconded, and investiga
tion showed that he had embezzled $21,000
from the company. All efforts to capture
the fugutlve were fruitless, and it was be
lieved ne had gone to Canada. This theory
proved correct, for last Tuesday the com-
K any he had robbed received a letter from
lm dated in Canada, saying that he was
penniless and alone, and rather than re
main another year in Canada bo desired to
return, plead guilty to his crime and re
ceive his punishment He announced his
intention of starting at once for the United
States. The company sent two Plnkerton
detectives to Detroit to meet him. On
Wednesday they arrested him; on Thurs
day he wan brought to this city and in
dicted by the grand jury: this morning he
pleaded guilty before Judge Collins and
was sentenced to three years' imprison
ment in Jollot, and this afternoon be was
taken to the penitentiary.
A PARALLEL TO THE OREGON.
Strange Accident With Loss of Lire On the
Sax Fraxcisco, April 3. The schooner J
H. Congdon was wrecked off Point Reyes,
forty miles north of here, Wednesday.
Her crew was lost. The coast there is of a
dangerous character. The supposition was
that the vessel had struck a hidden rock.
An examination of the wreck showed that
the schooner had been struck amidships
and cut almost in two, evidently by a
steamer or other craft going at d high rate
of speed. The discovery has caused much
excitement in marine circles, as It is feared
the unknown vessel which sunk the
schooner has gone to the bottom with all
on board. The wrecL occurred before day
light The case furnishes a strange paral
lel to the loss of the Oregon. The Aqulna
is supposed to have been the vessel in col
lision. Double Murder and Lynching.
Sax Francisco, April 3. A double mur
der followed by the lynching of two men
is reported from Southern California.
Wednesday evening Peter Hermine and hir
son, armed with rifles, approached the
premises of Eugene Walker, in Arroyo
Grande Valley, San Luis Obispo County,
and without a word opened fire upon
Walker, who, with his wife and child; was
in the gsrden. Walker fell dead. Mrs.
Walker, though shot through the arm and
breast picked up her child and ran to a
ne ghbor's, where she died. The murderers
were captared and jailed. Soon after mid
night a gang of masked men took the pris
oners out and hanged them to a railroad
bridge near by, where th bodies were
found yesterday. A dispute about land
was the cause of the crime.
Cdicaoo, April 4 An explosion occur
ed at an early hour this morning iq the
new tank house of Swift & Co., the packing
firm. The boose was anew three-story brick
building located on Center avenue, aear
Forty-fifth street One of 'the Immease
uinks containing putty oils mysteriously
blew up, completely wrecking the building.
The night watchman, David Morefleld, was
on the third floor at the time, and he was
burled in the ruins. He waa rescued in
about halt an hour, and was in an almost
unconscious condition. He was taken to
the county hospital, and may die. The loss
on the building will be in the neighborhood
His Lett Drunk.
Stracusk, N. Y., April 3. John White,
who lived a few miles north of Seneca
Falls, drove to town yesterday and became
very drunk. When he retnrned home at
night be in some way set Are to bis dwell
ing, and perished in the flames.
Move Against Alien Non-Ritldtnttv ,
'DesMoixrs, Ia., April 3. The Assem
bly to-day, by a vote of 78 to 18, passed a
bill prohibiting alien non-residents from
acquiring title to real estate in Iowa,
n the fiaHews.
Lrxixotox, Mo., April 8. Jeff Wilson,
colored, was hanged to-day for the murder
oi Jennie nanford, his mis!
USt. Fiv thousand p
Fiv tboqaand people saw hint die,
trow, iu tfniT.
He was a little unused to the lan
guage of religious circles, but he had
taken a f aney to the minister of the
church whose services be bad lately
begun to attend, and had invited hist:
and bis young wife to tea. As fjfey
passed into the tea room and surround
ed the festive board, be renumbered i to
here heard that some sort ed servjoe
was often performed at such a tine,
but was, a little uncertain by what
name 'It was usually called: yet,
plunging boldly in, he emerged yithi
"Mr. Farseev will yen - pttHteaaee the
beaedicttoaf"-ir. Y. Independent.
, .- .,
An order for a ferav is Washing
ton County,' Ind,, was-, received by a
man, who wanted, also, if possible, 'a
local real estate agent there from an Ohio
wife between the agee of twenty and
Jorty-tv years,!' to go with' the farm,
dhicugo Mail ,
Charles J. 8anter, of Dwyer, Ind.'
ciawto tae were are out nvemaasMaes
is the United States and that be own
one of them. He akw front (of
KMOayearooTk . ' -: s.
fit r t ii U4
, WflLMV aY BBSUS fnAAal "a-"-' !'
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
Ootmars, VMaroh M. Bixatb
passiii Providing for the Inoorpor
mechanics' in tltutes and training-1
M. BSXATB. Blue
corapelllag pawn-brokers to keep goods five
aayn oeiore uisposing oi tne same, biiib iu
troducod! AuthiiriMaa titles to purchase
electrio light pieata and tako stuck la such
companies. A aumber of appointments by
the Governor were confirmed. A resolution
calling the Investigating Committee book
was taDiea unaer nouce to aiseuu.
House. Bills Dotted t Authorlxlna- Incor-
poratloB ssassShHatO ehaage their looatlon;
priscnoiawine manner oi selling suipnaie-
and t,tniT preparations of n
hut Memorial -Dafajhollda
schools) prevcfetttif divorced
oi morpmno; dirk
lldar for public
irema nArnnns from
tnitrrrln a lnalo.nf oae . Venn for tho better
protection priaeseijwvpirs., vino uommuioc
on Privilege aM'Eirotions; in the case or
tiarisa vs. Buttcrneia, reportoq in zavor or
seal 14a the fnrm.ir. and iha case was set for
UOM7MRCS, MSrOn 2D. BIKATB. 1J111S
passed) Authorizing Cleveland to construct
an elevated railway; allowing fees to wit
nesses In cases whore sheep Imvo been killed
by dogs) levying a tax to repair tho National
road. Dills Introduced i Providing for the
fiubllcatlon of a roster of Ohio soldiers; en
aralng exemption from taxation from $60 to
$100: D ovldlni for the almoin ment of asses-
sorslnoltiesi result ting assessments between
auditors ana treasurer) providing mat
only an abstract of the delinquent tax list
shall be aied, with the , Btate Auditor. A a
number Of aeaolatsa sets1 bv the Governor BK
were eoaflnaed. x
Hocsl. Bills passed: Making the avoca
tion of procuress a penitentiary offense; pro
hibiting the marrying of divorced persons
for one year; repealing theaot relieving con
tributing members of military companies
from iurr dutvi alloirlna' nersons Indicted
to waive tho reading of tho Indiotmont
Columbus, March 96 Sexatr. Bills pass
ed: Al owing oountr Icommlssioners to im
prove county roads running through villages;
providing-a non partisan ponoe tor uocin
natl. Bills IntroauoedtProvlding that cor
porations shall, not nse their chatters until
otter organization! requiring offlooi of pub
Ho Institutions to make detailed reports: al
lowing changes iOf venae i in suits brought
against munlelpallUest. providing for
the publishing ,i of ( e .otoster of Ohl
troops; allowing defendants) In re
plevin suits to give 'bond and re
tain property; authorising the assignee of a
mortgage to release the same; providing a
One for the vtolaSea of the health laws. The
resolution askinai 'Congress to restore the
wool tariff was adopted.
Hours The daywasspont In" considering
and adopting thejreport of the Committee on
Privileges aaaVJHSotions -. daring Robert
Harlan catKlea to -the seat of A. P. Butter
field os1- Bepreecmatlva from Hamilton
County. 5 '
COLmtaua-'afarch TT Totalis Tin Satiate
passed one bill and adloarned until Monday.
HcusavThe petition of tae"tague of Right
and 'Liberty" of Hamilton County, against
the enactment of any further Sunday legisla
tion, was presented. Bills were Introduced
to require loqal agents of express companies
to list property for taxation! to Increase the
pay of the O, N. O. when called out by the
Governor: to provide for the holding of pri
mary eteetwas-ln Cincinnati; to authorize
municipal corporations to grant the use of
streets for pipes to supply light and. heat; to
define the dutteaof. superintendents and di
rectors of infirmaries to provide for the pay
ment of the Morgan raid claims already
audited and allowed. Toe Senate joint reso
lution asking Congress to make an appropri
ation to erect a monument at Marietta, com
memorating the first settlement of the North
wont Territory, . was reported Ibook and
adopted. (. i .
Columbus, March SJ. Brkatr. A number
of bills were read the second time and ap
proved. Houbr. Bills Introduced: Allowing the Is
sue of a summons unon tho flllnr of a nn.
clpe in actions against non-residents; enabllnjr
viiisjtui to reguiate tne mowing or, steau
whistles: providing for the better ooileotlon
of personal taxes and or trust and safe de
posit companies. A resolution was adopted
to investigate the cause of the typhoid-fever '
epldemio at the penitentiary. ,.
Columbus, March DO. Ssxath. Bills Intro
duced: Providing that petitions In error shall
pefiled within one year; amending the ditch
law so as to allow Commissioners to retain 20
per cent until the work is oompleted. A res
olution woo OitnntMl tn &llnw haltta flnir nf
Ohio regiments to be taken to Cleveland En
campment of the O. A. R. '
House. -Bills passed) Balarging the pow
ers of hamlets: makis it a penal offense to
burn a building of 'less than, fifty dollars'
value; Increasing the pay of jurors before
Justices to one dollar: extending the time for
publishing' Volume VI of- the Geological
A most affecting scene occurred in the
Common Pleas Court at Hew Philadelphia
a few days ago. Fiv. years ago Floyd
Mlnnis married aq Interesting young girl
named Vogely, and after living -together
four years, happily to all appearances, the
two separated. They have- an ' Interesting
little boy that both wanted possession of.
The' Court decided to give the child into
the custody of its father, and the scene that
followed moved the stoutest hearts. The
mother fell oaV.htWbnees in front of the
judge end implored in the most pitiful
terms tuf aim-hot to take hei- boy away
front herHr reason seemed dethroned,
and she shrieked at the top of her voico to
be allowed to keep her darling' child. The
decision, however, was final, aad the unfor
tunate mother saw her boy .for, the last
Tax Sunday question haVbeoome a ,-olit-Ical
issue let Cleveland, with the Buuday
closers apparently on top,", '
BTsraix.WinxRr, a. pioneer, died near
Pique, aged 80 years. r
ClTTlxriRMASrDlRRCTOR NSUTARIW, of
Cincinnati, has been found guilty oa nine
of the twelve impeachment charges.
Ttra Governor has reappointed M. D. Car
rington, of Toledo, and W. Howard Nxff.of
Cincinnati, members of the State Board of
Charities, and Theodore'F.vDa vis, Trustee
of the Atheas'Asyium.
PaosrscTs are-food for th early con
struction of the Cincinnati, Booking Val
ley and Huntington railroad.
Thk heaviest alimony ever granted In a
divorce -,suit a theJOayabogabar was
granted the other -day., Mrs. Ellen Law
rencij wife of he proprietor of, the Ohio
Farmer, was granted a divorce from her
husband, J with aUmoayWth axtcntof
A max supposed to be Frank Bugler was
Instantly killed by a passenger train oa the
Wheeling and Lake Erie'roedV near the
Lsvke Erie and Western crossing at Fre
mont He was badly out about the head
and one leg was broken.
Warrick, a small town, about ten miles
north of Orrville, at the crossing of the
Cleveland, Daytoaaad Columbus and the
Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling railroads,
with the exception lof the depot, was to
tally destroyed by fire. '
At Bellalre, Charlie Anderson, a boy of
twelve, was fooling with aa eM revolver,
not knowing it was .loaded, when it went
off", the ball going 'in at one side of his nose
and lodg ug in ths opposite chesjot: Me. will
lose one eye by It '
Mt. Vaexox Is greatly elated ever, the
proposed enlargement of the bridge oom
peay works. The ooastructlba of new and
saleestv shops is contemplated, and a
mitabls baslaess boom is expected.
aftman rAaMaua,,) Cuyahoga County
maa, died the other meraiag at the, peai
seatlsry. He was pa of tbsVtotlmeof th
trpheld fvrBeemlo. -T7rr
Couxtt Aoefieeis of, the State are maeh
sasrrlssd aboat' the assasare to extend
tsadPterm of ofOce, and their Iheess have
Been paralysed by the-ramor of a prppoai
tioa to have th exteaetea Sited by ap-
poiatmeat of as Coaaty I
Paraa Havr, farstestt
sixty-three, koKeMsWsjesft feared
farmer.,, ef v
juesaaaeaen, a atemUnat
Sheyon ueay, Jfcbl.
gteaabad aooldeat. While
Coaaty, met with I
euttlaga leg the axe guaoed, oatttas, his
arhai appelated Mrs. Sarah
lootia a-Miewwoi "HOT-.
Tea Ooveraerhsi ypaeiated Mrs. Sarah
,u sut aifeiiisess
tKSnmtmm Wjmjto . twa Deav
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