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WF.DMF.ftDAY, APRIL 14, ISM.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
A largo number of cattle arc report
ed to bo dying of starvation in various
parts of tho Choctaw and Cherokee
Nations, In tho Indian Territory.
The special delivery scrvico of tho
post-flfllco department is growing in
favor, as tho following instance will
show: At Pittsburgh during tho past six
months 17,111 letters were delivered;
$1,870 worth of stamps wcro sold and
$1,312.73 was paid for tho message ser
tIcc. Naturalists now count no less than
1,870 different kinds of fishes in North
American waters, of which 600 live in
tho rivers and lakes and C50 kinds be
long to tho Pacific. Of tho remainder,
105 dwell only in tho deep watore of tho
Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, never ap
proaching tho shore or tho surface.
Duhino tho first quarter of 1886 there
wcro 3,203 business failures in the
United States, with liabilities exceeding
$29,000,000 somewhat. Last year, in
the samo period, there were 3.G53 fail
ures, with liabilities of $46,000,000.
The total failures this year involved less
money than at any timo since 1873.
An official in tho Indian bureau gives
figures to show that tho futuro million
aires will bo Indians. They are decreas
ing in number at the rate of live or six
thousand a year; tho lands thoy occupy
are increasing in value, and when only
a few thousand Indians remain, licsajs,
it is natural to suppose they will bo
There seems to be no probability of
an early exhaustion of tho petroleum
deposits of the United States. Oil has
been discovered in Wyoming Territory,
and a district eighty miles .long and
forty wide has already been prpspectcd,
and tho indications are that the oil
fever will for a time excoed tho mining
The London Lotted gives (ho pro
fessional opinion that "children who are
allowed to go barefooted arc altogether
healthier and happier than those who,
in obedience to the usages of social
life, have their lower extremities per
manently invalided, and, so to bay,
carefully swathed and put away in rigid
A newspaper writer suggests that
'natural gas" is not a good name for
tho mysterious new earth product. Coal
gas, he declares, though manufactured,
may as properly bo termed natural gas
as that which rushes from the holes
drilled Into the bowels of tho earth.
Terrogen, or tcrregen, meaning earth
generated, is suggested as a good name
for tho well gas.
A Fhench physician asserts that he
has discovered a soporific whose effects
can be exactly limited to tho time re
quired. This will, he says, enable trav
elers to sleep comfortably and confi
dently during a journey. Ho measures
his doses by miles. Thus you can take
a fifty mile doso before starting on a
railway journey, and open your eyes,
pleasantly refreshed, at your proper
Some of the details of the wholosalo
sacrifice of bird life on tho altar of
fashion are of startling significance.
At Cape Cod 40,000 terns have been
killed in one season by a single agent
oi the bat trade. At Cobb's Island, on
tho Virginia coast, an enterprising
business woman of New York has re
cently succeeded in filling a contract
with a Paris millinery firm for 40,000
bird-skins of gulls, sea-swallows and
terns, at forty cents apiece.
A bill has been favorably reported
authorizing tho President to arrange
for a conference with the States of
South and Central America, for the
purpose, among other things, of im
proving "the business intercourse" be
tween tho United States and these coun
tries, and "encouraging such peaceful
and reciprocal commercial relations as
will be beneficial to all, and secure more
extensive markets for tho surplus pro
ducts of each of said countries."
Rev. Dk. Milburn, the blind chap
lain of tho Houso of Representatives,
whoso prayers are cieating a sensation,
is a remarkable man in more than one
respect. Forty-three years ago ho was
told by eminent doctors that lie would
be dead within six months, and sinco
(hat time ho has traveled by actual
computation 1,500,000 miles in his vo
cation. Ho is now physically, although
in his sixty-fourth year, as strong and
robust as most men of thirty, and his
intellect is of more than common
The White Cross Society, of New
York, numbers about 1,000 members.
Tho object of the Society is: To treat
all women with respect, and protect
them from wrong and degradation. To
put, down all indecent language and
coarse jests. To maintain the law of
parity as equally binding upon men and
women. To endeavor to spread these
principles among companions and to
help younger brothers. To try to ful
fill the Command, "Keep thyself pure."
The order is spreading throughout the
A National Sanitary Convention, the
object of which will be to afford an op
portunity for an expression of opinion
on matters relating to the public health
and the discussion of methods for the
advancement of the sanitary condition
of the country, the prevention of sick
aeas and avoidable death, and the im
jH'Oveaeat of the condition" of living,
Will be held m Philadelphia, beginning
on May 19, under the auspices of thi
Feaasylvutl State Board of Health
Medina! and health associations are in
M4 to MMTMegatoiL
INTO A WASHOUT.
Frightful Railroad Accident In Mas
sachusetts. The Benton Kxpreas Rolls Down n Em
bankment Two Hundred Feet,
Causing n Loss of Sev
GitEENriKLn, Mass., April 7. One of the
most frightful railroad calamities in the
history of Massachusetts railroading oc
curred shortly before six e'clock to-night
oh the Fitchburg Railroad, Hoosac Tun
nel Division, between Bardswell Station
nnd West Deerfiold, a few miles west of
this town. The Boston express, which
left North Adams at 4:40 p. in. under
chargo of Conductor Porster, was running
at tho rate of thirty miles an hour. While
making a sharp curve on a narrow lodge
between a high hill nnd tho Deerfleld
river the train ran plump Into a washout.
The engino cleared the gap In safety, but
the tender, baggage, smoker, moil, sleeper
and two passengers cars left the track,
plunged over sleepers and boulders a dis
tance of several hundred feet and toppled
over the embankment two hundred feet
Into the river. Several cars were smashed
to pieces. Three of them took Are and
burned. The scene was terrible be
yond description. Muffled shrieks ot
confined passengers came up from
the wreck and filled tho air. A
wrecking train with surgeons left for the
scene as soon as the news of tho disaster
nnived. Owing to the steep embankmen
it was almost impossible to render assist,
ance. There are supposed to have been
about forty passengors on board. Those
not badly hurt extricated themselves from
tho wreck as soon as possible and were
taking out their less fortunate companions
when the wrecking train arrived. Frank
Lane, of Boston, a Now York Ann's sales
man leaped from the train when the acci
dent occurred, and is tho only man who
saw the cars go into tho river. Three dead
bodies of unknown passengers have been
taken out. Among the Injured aro the fol
lowing: Herbert Littlejohn, engineer, fa
tally scalded; Merritt Beeleye, superin
tendent of the National Express Company,
probably fatally jammed, with severe
temple wound and broken thigh; H. J.
Littlejohn, passenger, probably fatally;
Mrs. Littlejohn, seriously; two
children ot tho former, one dead, tho
other dying; Henry Couillard, probably
fatally. Allen Lewis, E. B. Stone and A.
C. Harvey, all seriously. J. P. Fowler and
Anson K. Warner, chairman of the select
men of Greenfield, quite badly hurt. The
following are badly bruised: E. W. Dun
nell, Miss Darley, Mary (Jowing, Miss Cor
nell, E. H. Arnold, Aaron Lewis, colored
porter: C. Arbri, F. S. Hagar, C. It. Bell
and Nicholas Dorgan. Conductor Forster
escaped with slight bruises.
Washington Monument Excitement.
Washisotox, April 7. Somothing of nn
excitement was created this morning by
the rumor that tho Washington Monument
was cracking, and many persons were seen
scrutinizing it with glasses. The Superin
tendent of the monument stated that the
"cracks" were only streaks of cement made
more plainly visible by the recent rains.
The explanation ot the streaks being seen
only near the top is that in the haste to
complete the monument the workingmeu
neglected the cleaning process to which
the rest of the structure had been sub
jected. Scneme of Practical Charity.
London, April ".The Cable News Com
pany has opened a fund in the National
Bank at Dublin for the purpose of supply
ing fishing boats to the impoverished peo
ple inhabiting the islands along the west
coast of Ireland. It is proposed to pur
chase boats at a cost of 50 each, com
pletely equipped, and sell them to the fish
ermen at cost, to be paid for by install
ments within two years. The money re
ceived in payment for the boats will be
used to purchase additional ones, to be
disposed of under the same conditions.
Frozen Out of His Hiding Place.
Fort Wayne, Ind., April 7. William
Haley, who murdered Matt Crosby at
Lattas, Ohio, last Saturday night, was ar
rested near Convoy, on the Pittsburgh,
Fort Wayne and Chicago road, east of here,
early 'this morning in a starring condition
and nearly frozen. He has been hiding in
the woods since the murder. The heavy
snow drove him out, and he was taken to
Paulding to-day, and is now there.
The St. Louis Trouble.
St. Louis, April 7. At East St. Louis a
large mob forced men to quit work who
were in the employ of the Ohio and Missis
sippi, Vandalia, and Chicago, Burlington
and Quincy roads. The mob wag driven
away from the Chicago and Alton yards
by a force ot deputy marshals armed with
Winchester rifles. The yards in the city
have been practically abandoned, and it
is thought the Illinois militia will be called
A Terrible Experience.
Halifax, N. 8., April 7. A dory with
two men living and two men dead on
board drifted ashore at Ouyon Island,
Gabarus, Cape Breton, on Monday. They
had been eight days out from their vessel,
which was left on the western part of
Grand Bank. One of the dead bodies was
considerably mangled about the throat
and arms, which is said to have been done
by the others upon going mad.
Four Blue-Eyed Boys.
Eau Claike, Wis., April 7. Four miles
from here, in a log cabin in the brush, Mrs.
Lars Grindahl, aged thirty-seven, Sunday,'
gave birth to four male babies, weighing
twenty pounds in all, each alive, bright
eyed and healthy. All will live. The moth
er is doing well. She has been married
sixteen years and had six children before
these, all living. All the children have
blue eyes and golden hair.
St. Louis, Mo., April 7. The first Na
tional Sheep-Shearing and Wool-Growers'
Convention met here to-day in the hall oi
the Cotton Exchange. The following per
manent officers were elected: President,
Columbus Delano, Ohio; secretary, C. D. N.
Campbell. St. Louis; treasurer, C W. Bim
mens, Si. Louis, with vice presidents rep
resenting nearly all the States in the Union.
The Ba need-Tail Horse.
Richmond, Va., April 7. The banged-tail
horse in the Niehaus statue of General Lee,
so severely criticised, is excused with the
statement that the tall, originally a long,
sweeplngone, was broken off by accident.
Alabama Flood Sufferers.
Washington, April 7. Mr. Forney, of
Alabama, today reported to the House
from the Committee on Appropriations the
joint resolution introduced by Representa
tive Herbert making an appropriation for
the relief of the sufferers by the Alabama
floods. The committee recommends an ap
propriation of $160,000 instead ot $300,000,
as provided in the original resolution.
Against Home Rule.
Dubux, April 7. Eight thousand women
of Cork Cooaty have seat a petition to the
Queen against home rale. Oss taoasead
of the sbjaers areCstbolios.
The ttllt for the Erection of a Library
Building Passed After a Thirteen
Washington, April 8. The bill appro
priating (500,000 to commence the con
struction of a Congressional Library Build
ing passed tho Senate to-day. The building
will when completed, it Is estimated, cost
about $3,000,000. The bill has been before
Congress for thirteen years, and has passed,
tho Senate four times in four different Con
gresses, but never received concurrent
action by the Houso of Representatives.
The House passed the bill day before yes
terday by an almost unanimous vote, and
it reached the Senate yesterday. The pres
ent accommodations are Inadequate. The
librarian reports that It contains shelf
room for less than 300,000 volumes In all,
while the present collection considerably
exceeds 600,000. The result is seen In books
stowed rank behind rank, so that their
titles are concealed instead ot exhibited,
in alcoves overflowing Into every adjacent
space and corridor, and in floors heaped
high with books, pamphlets, musical
compositions and newspapers, from
tho ground floors of the Capitol to the attic.
Besides this, nine dark an'd unventilated
rooms in the crypts below the Capitol
havo been filled with books, until at length
all further resources for storage ai e ex
hausted. Mean-while the collections have
grown apace, every year adding what
would be deemed in most places a large
library to the existing accumulation.
There is no room for readers or for the
librarian's assistants, nor is there a single
quiet place where a member of Congress can
pursue his researches uninterrupted. The
proposed building will contain three
million volumes, with suitable economy of
storage. The bill contemplates the erection
of a separate fire-proof building for the
library. Such a building planned through
out for tho purposes of a library possesses
some indisputable advantages over any
other proposed method for library accom
modations. Calculated in all its parts for
tho proper shelving and service of books,
and for tho requirements of tho extensive
and rapidly-growing copyright business of
the United States, such a separate building
will embody superior security, accessibility
and practical convcnlnce.
Death of a Child by Having a Penholder
Run In Its Throat.
New York, April 8. There is mourning
In the house of Bernard Tulley, on the
third floor of the tenement 169 Madison
street. Little Nellie, his protty six-year-old
daughter, lies dead there. She was
playing about in tho narrow hall on
Wednesday evening, shortly after six
o'clock, while Mrs. Tulley was bu9y in the
kitchen. Nellie had picked up a pen
holder from the table wheie her older
sister had been writing, and held It be
tween her teeth as she ran through the
hallway. Just how she managed to trip
and fall is not known, but when her father
ran out into tho ball he found the little
girl lying helpless at the head of the
rickety stairway with blood flowing
from her mouth. She had fallen upon
bcr face and driven the sharper end
of the pen -holder into her throat.
Sho died in a few moments. The Coroner
hold an inquest this afternoon. He deter
mined that death was probably caused by
perforation of the glottis and consequent
suffocation. Dr. Magee, the attending phy
sician, was of the opinion that either the
pneumogastric or tho phrenic nerve bad
been penetrated, and that death had been
caused by paralysis of the heart and lungs.
He regards the case as extraordinary.
Quarreled at the Marriage Altar,
Chattanooga, Tens., April 8. A young
couple quarreled while at the marriage al
tar at Spring City. The young man lived
In Atlanta, and, being unable to reach his
afflanced'8 side by railroad, he made his
way partly by foot and partly by boat to
Spring City, arriving just in timo to pre
vent tho postponement of the marriage.
She received him with outstretched arms.
They held a hurried private, conversation,
during which she became angry, and told
him if he could not givo her the present she
wanted she would not marry him. Friends
interposed, but the young lady was obsti
nate and refused to accept his love. The
marriage was postponed. The young man,
dejected and, disconsolate, returns to At
lanta without his bride.
Car Burned with Corpses and Malls.
Chicago, Ili.., April 8. The Buffet car
ou the New York limited express train,
which left Chicago on the Lake Shore and
Michigan Southern road at 5:30 o'clock
last night, caught Are St 12 :30 this morning,
while the train was between Rocky Ridge
and Oak Harbor. O. The car is divided
into throe compartments, which are used
aslaggage car, kitchen and smoking car
respectively. The fire is supposed to have
been caused by the explosion of an alcohol
stove in the center compartment, and
spread rapidly, driving out the occupants,
and totally destroying the car and con
tents. In the forward end, besides the
baggage, were two corpses iu transit, and
eloven pouches of through malls.
Married to a, Rich Baron.
Rove, April 8. The marriage of Miss
Nina Moulton, of New York, to Baron Von
Raaben, who is said to be the richest noble
man in Denmark, was solemnized in St.
Paul's American Church this afternoon.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev.
Dr. Nevin, rector of St. Paul's. Tho bride
was given away by her step-father, M. De
Hegermaun-Lindeucrone, Danish Minister
to Italy, and her principle bridesmaid was
her cousin, Miss Von Hatzfedt, daughter of
the German Embassador at London.
Moody Wanted at Chicago.
Chicago, April 8. A committee, of
which Rot. Dr. Barrows is chairman, has
been appointed by the Evangelical Minis
ters of this city to proceed immediately to
Charleston, S. C, for the purpose of in
viting Dwigbt L. Moody to come to Chicago
and continue the work begun here by Sam
Jones and Sam Small. The intention is to
have Mr. Moody conduct a series of mam
moth meetings here, commencing April 18.
Plot to Rob the Mint.
Philadelphia, April 8. The employes at
the U. S. Mint have been greatly exercised
during a week past over the alleged dis
covery by Special Officer Gibson that a plot
was forming among the New York cracks
men to rob the vaults in that institution.
The mint men are very reticent over the
matter, but it is known that Gibson claim
ed to hart, information that a house near
the mint had been rented by the cracks
men and that it was their intention to tun
nel under the street to the mint and under
mine a vault in the basement. There is
from thirty to forty million dollars worth
ot precious metal stored in the vaults.
Changed the Guage.
Hew Okleans, April 8. The New Orleans
and Northeastern division of the Queen
and Cresent has been changed to the
Northern standard four feet eight and a
half inches. It is the pioneer movement to
a general change of guage throughout the
Eight Hour for Inciter Carriers.
Washington, April 8.;-Benator Blair in
troduced a bill in the Senate to-day to pro
Tida that eight hoars shall -constitute' a
day's work for all letter carriers and that
their salaries shall set he redeced by rea
son of tkw decrease ia tbo boon MteboW
Deputy Sheriffs Fire Into a Crowd
Killing Five Men and Mortally Wounding
a Woman A Deputy Mint and
Another lleaten to Death.
St. Louis, April 9. This afternoon, .at
East Bt. Louis, a mob visited tho Louisville
and Nashville yards, and ordered the men
there to quit work. A freight train passed,
guarded by eight deputy sheriffs, armed
with Winchester rifles. At a street cross
ing Rtonea were thrown nt the
officers, who responded with two vol
leys, four men being killed nnd a wo
man fatally wounded. The Deputies then,
retreated towards the bridgo, followed
by tho maddened mob. At the bridgo ap
proach n deputy shot oud killed an inno
cent man. The ofllcers surrendeied for
protection to tho St. Louis police. Ono of
the sheriffs is reported shot and another
beaten to death. Illinois militia is being
hurried to the scene. A few cars loaded
with hay were burned in the Louisville
and Nashville yards, but no further dam
ago was done. At midnight quiet had been
Little Rock, Auk., April fl. Between
midnight and 1 o'clock this morning. Dep
uty Sheriff Williams, who has bad charge
of the force of deputies guarding the St.
Louis & Iron Mountain round house and
machino shops In Argenta, opposite this
city, was approached by F. H. Darby,
a leading member of the Knights
of Labor, and notified to take bis
force nway or they would ba put
out. Williams said: "I'll take you In
now," and seizing Darby locked him up in
one of the rooms. Just then the outlines of
twenty or thirty men wore seen a short
distance away and Williams ordered them
out, saying that ho was there to guard the
?iroperty and w ould do it if ho fell in his
nicks. Some one from tho crowd
replied: "Well, die then," and
an irregular shooting between tho
deputies and assailants began. Prob
ably ono hundred shots were flred,
and Williams w as dangerously w ounded by
a ball in tho right side, and one or two
other lesser wounds in other portions of the
body. The mob soon after fled. It Is re
ported that several wero wounded, but if
so, the- were taken away by their com
rades. Sheriff Worthen was telephoned, and
hurriedly collected a posse and went over
to Argenta. Near the south end of tho Iron
Mountain railroad bridge, three men were
halted and arrested. One, Charles Stepp,
had a doabled barrelled shotgun ; another.
Cook, a ticket agent, was intoxicated and
abusive, and locked up in the bridge ticket
office. A strong guard was placed about
the round house and shops, and obtaining
an engine and car, Williams and the four
prisoners w ere brought to the citv. Every
thing is quiet this morning. "Williams'
conditiou is critical.
A Vermont Woman Cripples a Child for
RiriirojiD, Vt., April 9. Mrs N. P.
Sw eet w as arrested Wednesday at the in
stance of tho State for cruelty to a llttlo
girl she took from the poor-house to care
for as her own. After keeping the child
several weeks, she returned hor to tho
poor-house in a disabled condition. Inves
tigation showed that Mrs. Sweet whipped
the girl thirty times, and that she stuffed
her mouth with rags, then bound her and
bastinadoed her feet until the girl was
crippled for life. It was ono of the most
outrageous cases of cruelty ever perpe
trated here. The woman was placed under
bonds for her appearance at the County
Logan Threatened With Boycott
Washington, April 9. The latest In
stance of threatened "boycotting" is said
to be in an anonymous letter received by
Mrs. Logan. Mrs. Logan is one of the la
dles interested in the Garfield Memorial
Hospital, for the benefit of which it Is pro
posed to give the calico ball at the Chinese
Legation building. The writer warns Mrs.
Logan that for her to go under the roof of
the Chinese Minister will be an indication
that she sympathizes with Chinese immi
gration, and the laboring men of the coun
try will in consequence "boycott" General
Logan in his political aspirations. The
writer is supposed to be a crank.
Family Poison' d Three Dying.
Erie, Pa., April 9. Tho family of Henry
McLaughlin was seized with convulsions
to-day after dinner. They were found this
evening in a very precarious condition.
The symptoms indicated vegetable poison
ing. The vomit rejected had been disposed
of by some interested persons. No poison
can be found anywhere, and great excite
ment prevails, for the evidences ot an at
tempt at foul murder are unmistakable.
Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin and the eldest
daughter can not live till morning, but the
other three children may recover. No cause
for the crime can be conjectured.
Judge Baxter's Probable Successor.
WAsniNOTON, April 9.There is good rea
son for believing that the President will
appoint Senator Jackson, of Tennessee, as
U. S. Circuit Judge, in place of Judge Bax
ter, deceased. The Sixth 'Circuit Includes
the States of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky
and Tennessee. Senator Jackson's term
expires next March. He received a clas
sical education and graduated in the law
in 1856. He served twice on the Supremo
Bench of the State by appointments.
Largest Printing Contract oi Record.
Philadelphia, April 9. Tho Feistor
Press Company, of this city, to-day signed
contracts with A. H. Warner, of Rochester,
N. Y., for the largest printing contract on
record. It is for forty million thirty-two
page pamphlets and four hundred million
four-pago circulars. The amount of money
involved in this transaction is (800.000.
Part of tho work will be done in this city
and the remainder on Fei&ter presses in
England and Germany.
A Fllnt-Hearted Father.
Flint, Mich., April 9. Little Lulu Wil
son died last Sunday, and her father w as
suspected of the crime. He has con
fessed and the particulars were made pub
lic to-day. The child's mother maltreated
her horribly, and the father poured creo
sote down the child's throat, stating that
he wanted to save it from further ill treat
ment. Prisoner Burned to Death.
Malox, Mo., April 9. Henry Rbeinstadt
ler was imprisoned in the calaboose at
Brookfleld for drunkenness. In order to
make his escape he set fire to the building
and was fatally burned.
Fretty Good Shooting for One Day.
fAmerlcus (Ga.) Republican .
On Thursday Bill Mlmi, Tom Stalllngs
and Frank Hill went to Gus Morgan's, in
Dooly County, and killed 188 partridges
and doves. In less than two hours they
killed 103 doves and then got out of shells.
Minis said they could have shot np 1,000
'shells by dinner-time If they bad had that
many. It is said farmers will be unable to
plant corn until the birds are killed or
Apple Without Core,
(arte (Pa.) Herald.
A nurseryman ot Warren County, it Is
said, claims to be able to grow apples with
out cores. His theory is to bend the twig
when the slse of a small elder and insert
the top in the ground, When the top takes
root sufficient, cut off near the butt and
stake It up perpendicularly, The result
will be a tree growing butt end up, which
so demoralises nature that bareness of core
and seed ensues.
Provided With Seuty Material.
lAogasta (Me.) Journal.
A Lewistoa crayon artist has aalshsd
portrait ot the dead child of as) Ankara
gentleman. All he had te work Irons van
ths piotore of a ooasta wheat swse.'was"
aid te be exactly like the dead hlM', "
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
Colcmmis, March 31. 88NATB. Bill!
patedl Prescribing the manner ot selling
sulpbsto and other preparations of mor
phine; providing for tho printing of State
reports; creating tho olflcoof Dairy and Food
Commissioner; making appropriation tor
legislative and contingent expenses; codify
lng the laws relating to tho National guaid.
A recess of five minutes was taken to receive
ex -Governor Foster
House. Illll passed; Providing a homo for
Indigent ex-soldlers. A resolution was
adopted to pay A. P. Tluttcrflold salary for
tho month of March. Tho conferenco report
on the bill fixing tho timo when County Aud
itors shall go Into offloe wss dlsagreod to.
Columbus, April 1. Senate. Bills passed:
Allowing defendants In replevin suits to give
bond and retain property; making the SKa of
February a legal holiday for tho public
schools; authorizing payment of a percentage
for the collection of dcllnqucntcounty taxes.
Dills Introduced: Providlngthatoountlos, as
well as cities, shall be responsible for losses
sustained on account of riots and mobs; re
storingthe original law In will cases; allowing
contestants to open and closo the caso; au
thorizing gas fuel companies to appropriate
land and lay pipes.
House Bills passed; Allowing clerks of
Police Courts to admit to bail for a longer
timo than twenty-four hours; providing the
manner of lnlllotlng penalty on Insuranco
companies falling to report; compelling
street railroads to heat their cars; making
appropriations for tho Legislature. Dills In
troduced: Authorizing the Stato to Issuo
bonds to meet deficiencies; allowing church
memberships to becomo Incorporated ! secure
payment of wages to employes twice a month;
providing offices for justices of tho peace;
regulating Insurance companies doing busi
ness on the assessment plan.
Columiius, April 2. Senate. Bills passed:
Requiring railroad companies to give notice
at stations whether trains aro on timo or not.
Providing that examiners of county treasur
ies shall consist of three persons, anil shall
be sworn. Adjourned to 4 p. m. Tuesday.
House. Two local bills wero Introduced,
and the Houso adjourned to 4 p. m. Tuesday
Columbus, April 6. Senate. Bills intro
duced: Requiring trustees of gas-works
owned by villages to pay all moneys collect
ed Into tho corporation treasury. The gen
eral appropriation bill was reported back and
ordered printed as amended.
House. A message was received from the
Governor on tho financial condition of tho
State. Ho Is of tho opinion that as tho value
of property Is not Increasing wKh tho de
mands upon the treasury, tho rates of taxa
tion must bo advanced, and that tho liquor
traffio and foreign corporations should be
properly taxed to help support the Institu
tions of the State. An Immediate revalua
tion of property Is recommended. Dills in
troduced: Providing for boards of health In
villages; exempting phjeiclans of five years'
practice from the provisions of the phar
macyact; making an appropriation for tho
Indigent widows of soldiers.
The post-offlce at Dickman, Putnam
County, has been abolished.
The new Cincinnati board of police com
missioners have Issued an order that ofll
cers must pay their honest debts or be dis
missed. Onto has 15,743 miners, and in 18S5 mined
7,810,179 tons of coal. In fifty-one accidents
there were thirty-two lives lost, or a life foi
overy 616 men employed.
DGoveiinoii Forakeh has designated
April 30 as Arbor Day. Unless His Excel
lency will ariango to havo tho snow out of
tho way and frost out of the ground by that
date, the tree-planting part of the pro
gramme will have to be dispensed with,
and the day spent in oratory.
The Senate Committee investigating Cin
cinnati election frauds concluded its labors
on the 6th.
Gbohoe McGoumlet, an insane farmer
living near Fremont committed suicide the
other morning by cutting his throat with a
Wm. Bract, who burglarized the house of
Charles Reynolds, in New London, a
few nights ago, was arrested, Indicted, tried,
convicted and sentenced to the penitentiary
for ten years, all within three days.
A laroe volume of gas was tapped at
Well No. 2, Carey. After bedtime the other
night the gas caught fire and the fire-bells
aroused the firemen and citizens, who suc
ceeded, with much difficulty, in saving the
derrick and placing the gas under control.
Samuel Macklin, aged eighty-six, died
at Lancaster a few days ago. He was one
of the first settlers of that part of Ohio.
Nathaniel Polahd died at his home
near Elenor, aged 101 years.
Fhancis Munpnr has opened a temper
ance revival at Tiffin. '
The street-car strike in Dayton was set
tled on a basis of $12 per week for 15J hours'
work per day.
The other night Constable Reed and
eleven deputies went to tho residence of
Isaac Zutzy, a farmer, living ono mile
north of Orrville, to capture Zutzy, who Is
wanted for forging notes on a number of
farmers, among them his father. They
surrounded the premises and made a thor
ough search, bu. failed to find their man.
His wife claimed be left several days be
fore for parts unknown. "His forgeries w 111
amount to several thousand dollars, and is
a man generally known throughout East
Mk.Wm. Skinneii, aged eighty-two years,
died at his home iu Marietta, a few days
ago. About a week before he accidentally
fell, breaking his leg and sustaing other in
juries, from which and his old age he died.
He was one ot the pioneer citizens of Wash
ington County, and in his earlier years
one of its most prominent business men.
He has relatives iu Cincinnati and Coving
A decision has been rendered at Tiffin in
the Circuit Court which will be of interest
to township trustees all over the State. " It
was in the case of the trustees ot Clinton
Township, plaintiff in error, vs. Alexander
M. Campbell, defendant in error. The
Court held that a physician, in order to
charge the trustees for services rendered'a
pauper, must give written notice to them,
or ono of tbem, and that verbal notii e is
not sufficient, even though they acted upon
it, and furnish relief to the pauper. The
provisions ot Section 1494 of the Revised
Statutes are imperative, and can not be
waived, and must be strictly complied
with in all respects.
Frank B. Jones, embezzling book-keeper
of the Champion Malleable Iron Company,
Springfield, has been sentenced to the pen
itentiary for ten years.
The post-office at McClung, on the Cincin
nati, and Muskingum Valley railroad, was
burglarized the other night, 95 In cash being
taken. The safe In wh.ch the money was
kept was drilled and blown open. No
At Conneaut, the other night, Joseph
Burke was shot and instantly killed by
Wayne James. The men bad quarreled,
and James claims that the shooting was
In self-defense. He Is under arrest. Burke
was a tramp who came from the East last
tall, and it is thought bis right name was
The will of the late John H. Devereux,
president of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cin
cinnati & Indianapolis railroad, was pro
bated at Cleveland, a few days ago. All
bis estate is left to Mrs. Devereux, te be
divided at ber death between the four chil
dren. The estate is estimated at S150,000.
A special grand jury has been selected
by the common pleas judges of Hamilton
Peter Hiltt, the insane man who had
been missing from his home at Orrville
for some days and who was supposed to
have been drowned,- has returned hone
Natural gas was struck at Lelpslo the
'other morning at a depth of fifteen hundred
feet in paying quantities. Excitement ruus
high and everybody is happy,
Tm (Solders at the Medina hollo wv are
works, one ef tbe largest estabhshaseats of
the kind In tbb uountry, have, bees five an
advsace of ten per Ant. in wage. t
'Viva hundred llatsston qsarryasea
aheatCarbea, hart ssjraek for ar latcsass
of two coat too:" '
Wasrikoton, April 5. Serats. A resolu
tion wss agreed to appointing Mr. Bhermsn
and Mr,Hnrrlson to Oil vacancies In the Com
mitted on Foreign Relations. Mr. Piatt sub
mitted certain amendments to his resolution
relating 'o executive sessions, which he pro
poses to call up Wednesday or Thursday.
A resolution wss agreed to calling
for Information as to the names of
persons employed by the Interior De
partment in folding and distributing public
documents. A joint resolution was submit
ted for the appointment of a Joint committee,
to consist of three Senators and five members,
to consider the subject of a celebration in
1HM), Ht Washington, of tho centennial an
niversary of tho formation of tho Gov
ernment under tbo Constitution, and
also of the four hundredth anniversary
of the discovery of America in
1WI2. It went over. The army bill was do-'
bated, Mr. Plumb speaking In opposition.
Mr. Fryo took tho floor and Injected H speech
on the fishery question, Mr. Cockrcll follow
ed against tho bill. Mr Logan supported the
measure. At 4:40 p.m. the Senate went Into
executive session, and at fi:30 p. m. adjourned.
House. Bills and resolutions wcro Intro
duced until the call of States. Among these
was ono for tho appointment of a Joint com
mittee to consider tho subject of accntcnnlal
celebration at Washington In 1889, extending
tbe free delivery system, reducing letter pos
tage to one and a half cent and postal cards
to half a cent, resolutions on the fl'herles
question, for t'io appointment of a com
mittee to Investigate t he Carroliton massacre.
At tho conclusion of the call of 8tatcs, Mr.
Morrison reported amendments to certain
rules. The House by a vote of 158 to
68, passed the Mexican pension bill under a
suspension of tho rules. By a similar motion
the Senate bill for the relief of settlers In Ne
braska and Kansas was passed. The following
bills were also passed under suspension of
tho rules: For the erection of a public build
ing at Duluth, Minn.; for tbe purchase of ad
dition ground at Ft. Wayne, Ind. I for tho crco
tion of a Congressional l.brsry building on
tho site east of the Capitol (1,050,000; a Senate
bill for public building at San Antonio, Tex.
Washington, April e. Senate. Execu
tive communications Were received and peti
tions presented, some of tho latter protesting
against tho "free ship" bill. An associa
tion of colored citizens of KariSas prayed
for assistance to emlgrato to Africa. The
labor arbll ration bill was favorably reported
without amendment. Consideration of Mr.
Logan's bill to Increase the army was ro
sumed. Mr. Logan spoke at length. The
Chair laid before tho Senate n message from
tho President nn the subject of Chinese Immi
gration. Mr. Hawlcy obtained tbe floor on
the army bill, but gave way for executive
House. A communication from the Act
ing Secretary of the Treasury denied that the
payment of silver dollars Is refused at the
sub-Treasury at Boston. A resolution was
adopted, calling on the Secretary or Stato for
copies of all correspondence with reprenenta
tlvesof France, Germany, Austria and other
European countries In relation to tho exclu
sion of American pork. Dills were reported
from committees for the Issue of small bills;
providing for tho construction iof a
ilght-housc supply steamer for the
Atlantic and tlulf coast; for tbe es
tablishment of a lightship at the entrance
to tho Chesapeake Day; to Increase the
efficiency of the army: to consolidate certain
bureaus of tho Navy Department; to Investi
gate existing differences between railroads
and their employes; to prohibit tho passage
of locas and special laws in tbo Territories.
Tho post-offlce appropriation bill was taken
up. An amendment to Increase the Item for
postal clcr s was lost. An amendment to In
crcaso the appropriation for foreign mall
service from $.'175,(100 to (435,000, was lost 83
to 106. Tho bill was finally passed, and the
Washington, April 7. Senate. Mr. Call
spoko In favor of his resolutlqn Instructing
the Committee on Public Lands to report a
bill forfeiting all railroad grants not earned.
The roads In Florida were especially alluded
to. Tho resolution was referred. Mr. Haw
lcy supported the army bill, and argued for
an Increase. A general debate followed. In
which Messrs. Teller, Van Wrck, Hawley
and Logan participated. At A o' clock
a vote whs taken on the motion of Mr. Hale
to strike out the second sootlon, which pro
vided for an Increase of five thousand men.
The motion was lost by a tie vote 22 to 23.
Mr. Gibson, of Louisiana, moved to add an
additional ecilon repealing Section 1318 of
the Revised Statutes, which now prohibits
any person who served 'tho Confederate Gov
ernment from appointment to tbe army of
the United States yeas 24. nays 23 On tke
final vote the bill was beaten 19 to 31.
House. The President's message on the
Chinese question was referred to the Commit
tee on Foreign Affairs. A conferenco report
on the bill appropriating fc&, 00 for a pub'le
building at San Antonls. Tex., was agreed to.
Tho river and harbor bill was reported back,
and referred to tho Committee of the Whole.
The 33d, 25th and 26th of May wero set apart
fir tho consideration of tho "free ship" bill.
no Mil providing for a select commission to
Investigate tbe condition ef tbe Indians was
called up, but went over. The Bland bill for
free colnaga of silver was debated by Bland,
Norwood and Dalne. At 5 p. m. the House
took a recess until 7 p. m., tho evening session
being for debate on tho silver question. A
voto Ib expected to-morrow.
Washinoton, April 8 Senate. The Li
brary bill was pasted as It came from the
House: also tho bill granting to the Kansas
and Arkansas Valley Railroad Company a
light of way through Indian Territory
The Indian Approplation bill was reported
with amendments. At 2 p. m. the bill for
tbe admission of Washington Territory
was laid before the Senate. It was agreed
the fisheries resolution should' be takvnup
to-morrow. The Voorhccs amendment, pro
posing an enabling act for tbo Territory's
admission, was defeated yeas IB toSlnavs.
After further debate by Messrs. Hoar, Ed
munds, Deck, Piatt, Butler, Brown and Call,
tbo bill went over, and the Senate adjourned
at 6 p. m.
House. The free-colnsge sliver bill was
debated all the afternoon, until the timo
agreed upon for taking a vote bad arrived.
An amendment offered by Dibble (8. C), sus
pending further coln'.go of sliver under tbe
Bland act after July 1, 1880, was defeated
yeas t4, navs 20. A vote was then taken on
tbe bill, and It was defeated yeas 126, nays
Washinoton, April 9. Senate. The newly
appointed Senator from California, Mr.
George Hearst, was sworn In to fill the unex
pired term of the late Senator Miller. Mr.
ltlddlcbcrger called up Mr. Piatt's resolution
relative to open executive sessions. It was
proposed to make the subject the speolal or
der for Monday next, but no conclusion was
arrived at. The House bill- providing for free
transmission through tho malls of weather
reports was called up and debated, but no ac
tion was takoa. Mr. Frye took the floor on
tbe fisheries question snd spoko until 3 p. m.
The Washington Territory Admission bill was
taken up. The Eustls amendment limiting
suffrage to male citizens was rejectod. Yeas,
13; nays, 35. At 6:15 p. in. the Senate ad
journed until to-morrow.
House. A night session was ordered for
tbo 13th of Muy, to deliver eulogies on tho
late Representative Hahn, of Louisiana. A
resolution was adopted calling on tbe Secre
tary of tho Interior for Information relative
to discrimination by the land-grant roads
against tbo Denver and New Orleans railroad.
'I he committees were called for reports of a
firlvato character.aiter whlob tho House went
nto committee of the whole on tbe private cal
endar. Several bills were agreed to. Tbe com
mittee rose, and Mr. O'Neill asked unanimous
consent for the present consideration of
resolutions reciting tba tbe House of Kepi e
sentatives of tbe United States sj mpatbizod
with Mr. Gladstone In his efforts to secure a
freo Parliament 'or tbe people of Ireland,
and congratulating that country on Its pros
pects for self-government. Mr. Cox, of North
Carolina, objected. At 5 o'clock the House
took a recess until 7:30 p. m. At tbe evening
session iwenty.ftvu pension bills were passed.
At 8:15 adjourned until to-morrow.
An old-tirde story of Bronson Al
eott is pood enough to bear repetition.
The philosopher waa holding forth one
day on the benefits of a vegetable diet
He said that the pork eater gradually
grow to look like a hog, and the beef
cater in time resembles a ball in his in
tellectual qualities. An attentive listen
er at this point quietly asked Mr. Al
cott if there was not a great danger
tnat a vegetable diet might, make a
man finally resemble a very small po
tato. .Boston Bulletin.
A New York
paper says that a
beeu thrashed for
music teacher has
making love to his sixteen-year-old pu
pil. This seems like the refinement of
cruelty. Hasn't the teacher received
sufficient punishment in the regular
courso of business in having to listen
to the practicing of hispupliP And as
for making love to ber, poqr man! he
probably did it merely to obtain a mo
ment's respite for bis racked nerves.
i m w m
A solution recommended by the'
BeierUifie American for extinguish lng'
Incipient tires consists of erode oakium
chloride twenty parts, salt tire 1 parts,
,dias4)lved In seventy-five parte of .water.
To be kept at band and apDitod with a
3 t .
A Fall Text of the President's Message
Ecspeotlng Treaty Bights of
Chinese Subj iots.
Individual Hardships Due to Ambiguous
and Defective Acts or Congress
Conditions Physleatty Impos
sible to Perform,
WABinwoTox, April 7. The following
Is tho full text of the Presdlent's message
sent to tho Senate yesterday respecting the'
treaty rights of Chlneso subjects:
To tho Sonnto and Houso of Representatives
or the United Slates:
1 transmit horewlth for the conldoratlon
of Congress, with a view to appropriate legis
lation in tho premises, a report of tho Secre
tary of State, with certain corrcspondonco
touching the treaty rights of Chinese
subjects other thnn labornrs. to go and
come of the r own free will nnd ac
cord. In my aunual metsngo ot the 8th
or December last I said: "In the sp
pl'catlon of the acts lately passed to ex
ecute tho treaty of lfwo, restrict vo of the
Imm'gratton ot Chinese laborers In the
United States, Individual cases of hardship ,
havo occurred beyond tbe power of the Ex
ecutive to remedy and call ng for Judlolal
determination." Those cases of Individual
hardship aro due to the amb'guous and de
fective provisions of tho acts of Congress
approved respectively on tho 8th of May,
1ku. and rth of July, 1SS4.
The hardship has In soma eases been
remedied by tho action of tho courts. In
other cases however, where the phraseology
of the statutes has appeared to be conclusive
gunst any d scret'on on thopart of the ofll
cers charged with tho execut on of the law,
Chinese persons expressly entitled to free
admission under tho trenty have been re
fused alandlmr and sent back to the country
whence tbeycsme, without being atlorded
any opportun ty to show their right to their
privilege of freo Ingress and egress which it
was tbe purpose of the treaty to Becure. In
the language of one of the dects ons of the
Supreme Court, to wh'oh I have roterroJ:
,9The supposition suuuld not bo Indulged
that Congress, wh lo professing to faithfully
execute the treaty stlpulnl'onsand recog
nl7lng the faot that they secure to a certain
class the right to go from nnd to tho United
States. Intended to make Its protection de
pend upon tho performance of condtt'on
which It was physically Impossible to per
form." (United btatesrcports.l
The act of July l, lssl, tmpnsci sucb an Im
possible condition n not prov dng for the
adm salon, under proper certificate, of
Chinese travelers of the exemtped classes In
tbe cases most llkoly to arise in ordinary
enmmero al Intercourse. Article 1 ot the
treaty prov des that tbe limitation shall ap
ply onli- to Chinese' who may go to the
Un.tcd States as laborers Article 3 says
that Chinese subtects whether proceeding
to tho United States as teachers, students,
merchants, or from curiosity, shall be
allowed to go and como of -the r own
free will ann accord and be granted
all the privileges accorded to citizens
of tho most favored not on. Section 0 of tbe
Ch nose Immlgrat on act of 184 purports to
secure this right by means of certificates of
their status, which certificates shall be the
solo ovlilcnco to establish tbolr right of
entrv Into the United States. Tlut it provides
for tho Issuance of certificates In two cases
only. namclv. Chinese departing from China
and Chinese who may at the timo bo subjects
ef some government other than Chna. A
statuto is certainly most unusual which,
purporting to execute a treaty with China in
respect of Chinese stibleets, enacts formal
ities as It regards subjects of other govern
ments than Chma.
1 call tbo attention of Congress to the fact
that tho statute makes no provisions for the
numerous class of Ch nee persons, subjects
of other countries than China, who desire (o
eome from such countries to tbe United
States. Tbey may not be subjects of the
country wbero thny res de and trade, yet If
such a Chinese subject, head of a houso at
Kong Kong, Honolulu, Havana or Colon de
sires to come here ho must produce a pre
scribed form of certificate n English, Issued
by tbe Chinese Government If there be at
b's place of res'denco no rcpicsentatlve of
China competent to Issue such form of cer
tificate, bo oan obtain none, and la by
this law unlustly debarred from entry
to the Un'ted States. Tliero being,
therefore, no provision by which such
persons may prove their exemption, the Sec
retary of the Treasury undertook to remedy
the omission hv reoognlzing as lawful certifi
cates those Issued by Chinese Consuls or
diplomat o officers at the fore'gn port when
sdvlsed by the Unitod States Consul. This
seems a Just application of tho spirit of tbe
law. He, however, went heond the spirit of
tbe set by providing a circular datod Janu
ary 14, 1SHS, for original Issuance of such
certificate by tho Un ted States Consul st the
port of departure Inthe absence o I a Chinese
representative For It Is clear that the Inter
vention of the Uited States Consul was In
tended by the act to be supervisory only. It
became necessary, therefore, to amend this
clrcular,.and this was donees the lJth of
June following, by striking out tho clause
Srescrlblng original cei tint ail un byUnted
Tne complaint of theCb'.ne'-j Minister In
his note of March 34, 18M, ts that tho Chinese
merchant, I,ay Sang, of King oe & Co.. San
Francisco, having arrived at San Francisco
from Homr Kong and exblb tod a certificate
of tho United States Consul at Hong Kong as
to his status as a merchant, was refused
Rermlss'on to laud snd sont back to Hong
long. While his certificate was 'nsufno'ent
under tho present law. it Is to be remom
bered that thero Is at Hong Kong no repre
sentative of China competent to Issue the
required cert fleate.
The Intent of Congress to exewtc the
treaty Is thus defeated and eocuit'ons aro
exacted bv the act which, In tho words of tbe
Supreme Court, aro "phvslcally Impossible
to perform " This anomalous feature should
be reformed In order that the recurrence of
such cases may be avoided nnd the Imputa
tion removed whleh would otherwise rest
upon the good faith of the United States In
the execution of tboir solomn engagements.
De hones' tear is de jewelry ob de
De tongue dat will tell a lie will lick
'lasses dat don't 'loDg to it.
It ain't de little scrub man dat is de
leas' account. Sometimes de bigges'
stalk in de field ain't got no corn on it.
In de eyes ob de worl' de death ob a
. po man Is a pity, bnt de death ob a rich
man is a c'lumity.
When a mau ain't got de money it is
de bery time dat folks wants him ter pay
a debt. El he's got plenty ob money it
doan make so much difference.
Dor neber was a man dat was such a
dead beat dat he could stan' off de col
lector ob death. When natur' presents
de bill de mau doan dispute de Aggers.
I 'spise ter see folks pay nios' 'tention
ter de 'omau what is) de bes' dressed.
De peacock is got finer clothes dan de
dominioter ben, but she ain't haf so
good ter bah aroun' de houe.
Although hope is de sutlun' dst bol's
a pusson up, yit it ken be 'bused. De
lazy man is full ob hope an' sets in de
shade, while de 'duslrions man, what
ain't got so much, chops de weeds outen
A mieroseopio slide in the posses,
ion of the .Manchester Philosophical
and Literary Society, in England, con
tains the Lord's prayer written within
the 406,000th part of an inch. Tho
minute speck can be found with pow
erful mioroscopes only with great diffi
culty, as the focus point of the leru
must be made to cover the exact spot
bearingthe object .It was engraved
by Mr. VVfbbsome -yean ago ,by tbe
aid of an instrument now) held by tho
Ollle, who has been a naughty boy,
has just finished his evening prayer,
when mamma says: "Are you not go
ing to ask: God to1 forgive youP" "O
yes, I s'pose so. Please, God, forgive
me for .being so bad a boy, and forgive
my mamma, too, for being very wicked
(a long breath while he tries' to bring
some eyldonco of his assertion then aq
Inspiration) for she killed a fly. Lord,
that you made!" Chicago Jottnutf.
jAt the Antlqmary'sr Collector ot
sCurw-,"HaTe yon any genuine Ro
snsn ' -falehlonsr'!. Dealer (of hi
guard) I an aorry, , but ,thoj!fU
Maf nut sad won't be ready mtU
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