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New Senate Committees Suggested.
"Washington, November 26. The Senate
Committee on Rules created a new
rtn Internal Improvements, to
consist of nine "Senators s to have
jurisdiction of all matters relating
to improvements of rivers, harbors
and the River ancLHarbor Bill. The
of Commerce is left jurisdiction
oversubjects relating to commerce, shipping,
merchant marine, life-saving service
and light-houses. A new Committee on
Expenditures of Public Money is
created, to consist of Senators to consider
such, measures tending to economy
in the publio expenditures as shall be referred
to it, and conduct investigations
into the expenditures of public money ordered,
by the Senate, unless the Senate
shall otherwise direct. The work has
usually, been done by a special committee.
For Greely's Relief. -..
' "Washington, November 27. In his estimates
of appropriations Secretary Lincoln
, makes no call for any money to send
a relief expedition after Lieutenant
Greely's party next year. This is
understood to mean that soon after
Congress assembles the President will
transmit a special message calling attention
to the facts,, and asking- that a proper
sum be voted, without the delay which
"usually attends the regular appropriation
.bills. The entire arrangements for the expedition
will, in any case, be taken from
the Signal Office. Lieutenant Garlington
insists that the preparations be commenced
oon, in order' that the party, ship
'.and crew, may reach Cape York by
.June 1. If Melville Bav is choked with ice
t that time, sledge, parties will be sent to
ittleton Island to consult the .Eskimo in
hat vicinity, and see if they heard
of Greelv. Secretary Lincoln pro-
jposes to begin as early as Congress votes
xne money to prepare tne expedition.
An Accident to Leiutenant Garlington.
"Washington, November 29. Yesterday,
(while Lieutenant Garlington, of the Greeley
relief expedition, was riding a vicious
horse in the park of the Soldiers' Home, his
bridle rein parted and his '.horse
bolted and ran against a tree
jwith great force. The Lieutenant's
jknee cap was fractured, his head severely
'cut, and a shoulder dislocated. Though
'suffering intense pain, Lieutenant Garlington
regained control of the animal and
brode to the residence of General Sturgis,
fwhere he was obliged to remain some time
before it was prudent to remove him to the
The United States Supreme Court at
"Washington has decided that the Brooklyn
bridge can not be declared a nuisance or
Secretary Frelinghuysen received a telegram
from the United States Minister at
Paris on the 27th. stating that France has
cancelled the prohibition of American pork
'into that country.
It is reported that John R. McLean, of
the Cincinnati Enquirer, is negotiating for
the purchase of the "Washington Critic,
if or the purpose of conducting it as a Washington
annex to his home journal.
At the present session of Congress General
Rosecrans, it is said, will introduce a
joint resolution, proposing an amendment
to the Constitution forever prohibiting
in the United States and all
places under its jurisdiction. "SlVv
. 1 DOMESTIC.
Affecting Meeting Between Lovers in the
St, Louis Jaii.
St. Louis, November 27. A reunion of
lovers under circumstances entirely devoid
of the joy common to such occasions, took
place in the city jail this evening. Fritz
Spilker, the German saloon-keeper who
shot and killed his partner. Ernest
Kornhardt, last Saturday morning, was
Sremoved to the jail this morning on a warrant
charging him with murder. Shortly
:af terward he received a message from a
j friend, telling him that his affianced wife,
.Lena Kleinsmith, who went to. school with
him in their late home in Minden,
would arrive in the city on the
(evening train. The news . broke4 Spilker
down completely. He knew that the girl
jwas.oh'her way to join him, but did not
expect her until toward the
end of the week. At about nine
o'clock 'this -morning, the yoUng girl,
accompanied by a friend named Herman
Trows, who will take charge of her in the
"future, visited the prisoner's cell. The
ineeting was a sad one. The girl, who is
lonly eighteen years of age, could not wait
tintil the turnkey opened the door, but
Teaching her arms throughits bars, grasped
ber unhappy lover, drew him to her, and
covered his face with kisses, only stopping
to plaintively murmur, "Mein Fritz, mein
JFritz!" When the door was opened
the lovers embraced tenderly, and then
sat down together and discussed the terrible
situation in which the girl found her
lover. A strange part of the story is that
Spilker, Lena and the murdered man,
iKdrjihardt, are all old schoolfellows,; and
it was this fact which led Spilker. to take
the latter into partnership when their business
relations began. Things were running
smoothly and profitably. Spilker sent
to Germany for bis bride,, whom-he was to
"have married immediately upon her arrival
in St. Louis. According to Spilker.
his partner ran the business in such a way
that the money with which he .expected to
prepare a home for his bride was fast vanishing,
and it was the thought of his not
having themeans to take care of her when
she arrived which drove him to commit
the'deed for which he is held to answer.
The girl has brought some $1,500 with her,
which she declares she will spend in the
-'effort -to gain her lover's liberty.
s Lives Lost in a Fire at Albany;
.'-.Albany, Wis., November 27. A fire
. early this morning almost completely destroyed
Albany, situated near the eastern
line,! of jGreen County, in this State, j The .
.flames1 were first discovered at' 1 b'clock,
and spread rapidly, sweeping away before
them eyeiy business building in the place,
including the' postoffice "and two newpaper
offices, There was no adequate facilities for
fighting the progress of the fire and' it made
such rapid headway that a number of people
escaped from the burning buildings
barely with their lives, . and Will Roberts,
Charles Roberts, and Fred Roberts were
severely burned in making their escape
from the buildings occupied by them. Edward
Dodge, a young man, was crushed by
falling timbers, and Thomas Dorman, John
Bamuel, ThomastGrovenor, Chas. Mathels,
and Thomas Felloway were probably fatally
injured from the same cause. The
weather is at zero, rind thejsuff ering, of
many townspeople Vill be great.
t r, p - . : Woman Suffrage.!
"Portland, Ore., November 29. Yester-.
day Governor Newell, of Washington Ter-
'.ritory,. signed the woman suffrage fbill
,' ,ifass"ed byboth 'branches of the Legislature
VomeCtime ' since. This law is now in.f ull
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Burning of hVWindsor Tfieater in
New York. ,
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broke out in the "Windsor Theater, No.
45 Bowery, shortly before, twelve o'clock
to-night. The flames spread rapidly, and
in a few minutes after the alarm
sounded the whole structure was a
mass of flames.. The efforts of the fire
department were unavailing to check
the conflagration, and the building
was totally destroyed. The flames communicated
to several adjoining buildings.
The fire originated between the first floor
and the basement, under the main stairway,
and was discovered by a policeman
at that post. Besides the theater, the building
contained two small hotels, kept by
Hartmann and Loehl, and situated on
either side of the main entrance of the
theater. There were forty guests in Hart-man's
Hotel, and a smaller number in
Loehl's, all of whom escaped without diffi
culty. There was no one in the theater at
the time, the performance having closed at
10:45, nor were any remaining at the
Thalia Theater, situated directly opposite
the "Windsor, on the Bowery. The whole
fire department of the district was summoned
by a general alarm, but the efforts
of the firemen were at first greatly
impeded by the peculiar structure of the
building and by the Elevated Railroad
structure, which passed in front of the
theater. The trains, however, were stopped,
and the firemen were able to work
more effectively by taking the hose to the.
top of that structure. ' Despite all efforts,
however, the theater was entirely destroyed,
as was also a number of surrounding
structures. Loss, on the theater, $300,000.
If the fire had occurred during a performance,
the loss of life -would have been appalling.
Pitched Battle Between Laborers.
Pittsburg, Pa., November 26. Intelligence
was received to-night of a bloody
riot at the natural gas well at Murrays-ville,
"Westm'oreland Cdunty, forty miles
east of Pittsburg, between laborers of rival
gas fuel companies, resulting in the death
of one man and the serious injury of four
others. The burning well at that point is
claimed by the Penn Fuel Company
and also by Miltou Weston, a Chicago
capitalist. The Penn Fuel Company has
been in possession. This' afternoon a gang
of thirty laborers in the employ of Weston
made an appearance, armed with shotguns
and clubs. Their intention was to
take possession of the -well and the property
surrounding. To reach the well they
would be obliged to remove a large pile
of lumber. The laborers of the Pen Fuel
Company were digging a trench for
pipes. As soon as the object of the invaders
was know, C. V. Haymaker, a member
of the Penn Fuel Company, ordered his
men out of the trench. They were unarmed,
and in order to hold the lumber pile, sat
upon it in a body. The Weston forces
moved forward and ordered the laborers
off. The latter refused to go, and, after
threatening demonstrations, the attacking
party raised their guns and fired. The
assault was unexpected, and the result
was frightful. When the smoke
cleared away C. V. Haymaker and three
others were found lying on the ground.
Haymaker was dead,, and three others of
his party were seriously and probably
fatally injured. A scene of the greatest
confusion ensued. The workmen of both
parties engaged in a pitched battle, in
which a man named Kiefer, belonging to
the Weston party, was seriously injured,
and many others slightly. The Weston
force being armed, finally put the Penn
Fuel forces to flight, and, at last accounts,
were in possession. The Sheriff has been
called upon, and detectives from this city
were despatched to the scene.
Flanking the Rumseiiers.
New York, November 2S. The police
have made a new departure in the excise
question. It has been discovered that by
chapter 175 of the laws of 1870, any conviction
for a violation of the excise
law shall forfeit and annul the license
of the person convicted. For thirteen
years this law has been a dead letter. Today
Acting Superintendent Thome issued
a general order to captains, directing them
to arrest without warrant persons who
were found selling liquor who nad thus forfeited
their licenses. A large number of
arrests were made during the afternoon
and evening. The prisoners will be held
on bail until the question is decided by the
Cotton Future Notes Held to be Void.
Augusta, Ga., November 28. The Supreme
Court of Georgia, in the case of
Cunningham against the National Bank of
Augusta, has decided that cotton future
notes are absolutely void. Cunningham
made a note for $5,000 to Warren,
Wallace & Co. in a cotton future transaction.
The firm negotiated the note to the
bank,-which sued the maker, who plead
that the note was void, as given in a gamine
consideration. The Court savs cotton
features are as much gaming as faro, and
that sucn notes are void an anybody's
hands, whether they knew the notes were
given for futures or not.
Increasing Penalties for Crime.
Chicago, November 28. The State Legislature
at its last session passed the "habitual
criminal act," which provides that if
any one commits a crime after conviction
of a first offense he shall be. pun
ished to the full extent allotted by the
law for such an offense, and for a "crime
committed after a second conviction shall
receive not less than fifteen years. The
first conviction under this statute was that
of William Sullivan,who had served terms
for shooting at an officer and for burglary.
He was tried this time for burglary, and
the jury awarded him twenty years.
A Murderer at Eleven.
Pittsburg, Pa., November 26. Two
weeks ago Frank Reed and Andrew
neither over eleven years of age,
quarreled as to which should furnish fuel
tor a fire which they had built. Reed refused,
and Wilbert using a knife, supplied
,by an elder brother, plunged it into Reed's
side, from the effects of which death ensued.
This morning young Wilbert was
arrested, and is held awaiting the action
of the Coroner's inquest. The boys are
sons of well known residents of Southside.
A Kansas Sensational Tragedy.
Coffettvtlle. ' Kan, November 27. At
the village of Jonesburg, Sunday night, C
B. Hendricks and wife went to theboiise
of a young man,. Thomas Maguire, accused
himof maligning the latter's character, and
shot him dead. The evidence indicates
that the woman did the shooting. Both
were arrested and confined. Shortly
an unknown, person fired' through
the window, wounding Hendricks in the
head. He will probably die. .
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'. A Murderess Confesses.
.I Dartford, Wis., Nomber 26. Mrs.
iiiiien iiong, wuose trial was m progress.
for killing Harry Whitemore, eleven years
of age, to-day confessed the crime, at the
instance of her father,' Judge. Myers, of
Princetoh, who hopes to gain the leniency
ofithefcourt. She does not tell the cause
but it is supposed ' the boy
Jknew her intimacy witn nis iataer.
Theresa Starlata at Llaerty.
Chicago, November 29. Theresa
sentenced to one year's imprisonment
for the murder of Charles Stiles, caller of
the Chicago Call Board, was released from
the Penitentiary at Joliet to-day, having
completed her term. The killing and trial
was amopg 'the most sensational in the'
criminal annals of this city.
The Manitoba Remonstranoe;
Winnipeg, Man., November 27. The
Manitoba and Northwest Farmers' Union
organized at Brandon yesterday. It was a
large and influential representative gathering.
All political stripes were represented
and perfect unanimity prevailed.
Concerted action was taken to secure a redress
of the grievances under which the
settlers are being crushed.
Hunting Party Drowned.
Dubuque, Iowa, November 27. A hunting
party consisting of Fred. Jenkel and
two sons, jewelers, and Richard Harty,
connected with the Daily Democrat, went
out in a boat to an island on the Mississippi,
several miles south, Sunday morning. As
they were returning a gale arose, the boat
swamped and all were drowned.
Strike of Pittsburg Miners.
Pittsburg, Pa., November 27. Four
hundred miners in Gamble & Risker's
mines, in the third pool,struck last evening
against a reduction of a quarter of. a cent
per bushel in the mining rate. The men
also object to the free coal they are compelled
to dig, which passes through the
inch and a half screen.
Sergeant Mason's Contract.
Chicago, November 26. The clothing
firm of this city who contracted with Sergeant
Mason, who shot at Guiteau, to act as
a salesman for them as soon as released
from prison, have not heard from him
since his pardon and do not know whether
he will fulfill his contract or not.
Killed His Brother )n a Quarrel.
Monmouth, III., November 28. Isaac,
Davis, a farmer living near Youngstown,
twenty miles south of here, killed his
brother James this morning in a dispute
over a division of the corn crop jointly
owned by them.
Exposure of Pension Frauds,
Watertown, N. Y., November 29. The
publication of the pension list of this city
shows that several "pensioners" have been
dead for a year and more. One woman
drew a pension in the name of her dead
Blew Out His Wife's Brains.
Varney, Ark., November 29. After n
quarrel to-day, Frank Williams blew his
wife's brains out by shooting her with both
barrels of a shotgun and then escaped. A
large crowd is in pursuit.
Sergeant Mason to be Exhibited.
Pittsburg, Pa., November 27. Sergeant
Mason has accepted an engagement with
Manager Harris, and will shortly appear
at his museum here. "Betty and the baby"
are not to be exhibited.
Probably Lost in the Gale.
Gloucester, Mass., November 29. Fears
are entertained that six fishing schooners
were lost during the gale of the 12th and
13th, with seventy-five men.
The Trouble-Beth Countries
Preparing for War.
Paris, November 26. La Liberte publishes
a telegram from London, stating
that England had offered to mediate
between France and China, and
that France had accepted the offer. The
telegram also says that England recognizes
that the interests of France
in Tonquinl justify occupation by the French
of both SoiitayandBac Ninh, but
strongly advises France to pursue a
conciliatory tjolicv. The French gunboat
Lynx left Haiphong soon after the arrival
of reinforcements. The Lynx and Opard
.have gone to occupy the river near Bac
Ninh, in order to cut off the enemy's
Paris, November 27. A rumor was current
this afternoon in the lobbies of the
Chamber of Deputies that Admiral Cour-
bet, with his forces, nad Deen deteated in
Tonquin'by the Black Flags, and his communications
cut off. The rumors are given
more credence because no official information
is forthcoming. There is considerable
uneasiness felt at the rumors
of French defeat in Tonquin. The reticence
of the Government was much commented
on. Several members of the
on the Tonquin credits urged the
Prime Minister to abandon his reserve and
inform the chamber of the condition of affairs.
In view of this state of things the
following semi-official communication was
sent to the papers : "We are authorized to
declare that up to the moment of going to
press, the Government has received no dispatch
from Tonquin unfavorable to the
French. Alarmist reports may therefore
be regarded as false."
American Pork Must Be Salted.
Paris, November 29. The decree abolishing
the prohibition of importation of
American pork states if pork is carefully
salted tnere is no, danger of trichinosis.
The municipal authorities will seize any
bacon imperfectly salted.
In the Chamber of Deputies, Grandin
questioned the Government regarding the
decree relative to the importation of American
pork. Harrison, Minister of Commerce,
asked that the discussion of the
subject be postponed till after the debate
on the budget. Grandin insisted that it be
held at the earlier date, and the Chamber
finally voted that the discussion shall take
place two weeks from to-day.
. - An American Nuncio.
Rome, November 26. The report that
the American Bishops proposed that the
Vatican send a Nuncio to America is unfounded.
The report probably arose
through misapprehension of the fact that
the Vatican thinks of sending Monsignor
Sepiacci to preside as Apostolic Legate
over the labors of the Council to be held
in America in 18S1.
A. duel with swords was fought at
Nyiregvhaza, Hungary, on the 26th, between
Herr Haumann, one of the defending
counsel in the recent trial of Jews
charged with murdering a girl for ritual
purposes, and Herr Vay, Police, Commissioner,
whom the former accused of torturing
Jewish prisoners. Herr Vay was
severely wounded in the chest.
Three young ladies attached to the royal
court at St. Petersburg have been arrested
on the charge of being connected with a
The Spanish Cabinet has approved the
decree of the Ministers of the Colonies in
abolishing the riglit of Cuban slaveholders
to punish their slaves with stocks and fetters.
Prof. ..Nordenskjold, the Swedish Arc:
is planning an exp'editioh to
thVSouth Pole inlSSS: '
BENEATH THE WAVES.
Eighty-nine French Fishermen Drowned
in Their Berths.
CellUfaMBctweeman EHgllsfe Ship and
Brijp, in. Walch Js Itcr Simlta
Almeit Immediately. .
New' York. November 30. One o'f the
saddest casualties that has occurred on the.
ocean in many months was reported to-day,
when the ship Thomas Dane arrived in
port. When his vessel came to anchor off
the Battery, Captain C. C. Sisson made
the following statement: We sailed from
Liverpool October 22, bringing a small cargo
of chemicals, merely for ballast. At 5
o'clock on the morning of the 30th, the
second officer came on deck to take charge,
a id I got ready to go below. The weather
was so beautiful that I hesitated about going,
and stood talking with the mate.
Finally I went to my room, but instead
of lying down I concluded to
take a smoke, when I heard a peculiar
thud against the starboard side.
It was no more of a bump than a heavy
sea would make. Almost immediately
after that I heard the mate sing out at the
head of the hatch, and I ran on dock.
Running to the side of the ship I
saw a small craft that had run. plumb
into us, and the only thing that
prevented -her from sinking instantly
like a stone, was that she had run her
jib boom clean into our starboard quarters,
and her rigging was otherwise entangled
with us, But this only kept her
bows above water for a moment, and then
she disappeared, leaving not so mnch as a
bucket floating on the surface. During the
brief moment that she was hanging to our
side, men were jumping into the
sea from the bows, like rats in a
panic. Most of them were stark naked,
as they had just got out of their berths.
The moment that their craft went down, I
suppose there were about thirty of these
men struggling for life in the water. My
Liverpool crew of twenty-two men jumped
into the work like tigers, and my second
officer, Mr. Pfaff, a German, behaved gallantly.
In a very short time we had fished
out twenty-one men, most of whom fell on
the deck exhausted as soon as thev were
pulled up. Five minutes after the collision
the surface of the sea was as clear" as if
nothing at all had happened. We stood by
from 6. o'clock till 10:30, but saw nothing
We soon discovered that all the men we
had picked up were French fishermen, and
not a solitary one of them could speak a
word of English. On the other hand there
was no one in my crew who knew anything
about French. By great perseverance I did
manage to find out that their vessel was' a
small brig of only one hundred and sixty
tons, that her name was the Rocaby and
jthat she was from the island of Peirre bound
for St. Malo, France.
Then came the awful intelligence .that
she had on board 110 men, all returning to
France from the Newfoundland fisheries.
As there were saved only twenty-one, this
left the number of those that nerishfid ns
L eighty-nine. I suppose that most of them
w ci. umccj; in iimir oerens, ana went aown
without ever knowing what had happened
to them. We landed those saved on the
Island of Fayal off the Coast of Spain.
The French Desians Toward China.
London, November 30. Ib. is stated that
Sontay and Bac Ninh have been evacuated.
Paris, November 30. It is reported that
Waddington, the French Embassador at
London, has informed the British Foreign
Secretary that France intends to
occupy Bac Ninh and Sontay to satisfy
her honor, but will not engage
in war with China, and after the surrender
of the two places France will propose an
armistice and ask for English mediation.
Admiral Courbet, commanding the French
forces in Tonquin, telegraphs to the Minister
of Marine from Ha Noi, November 23:
"I am continuing my preparations for an
Saved From the Jaws of Death.
Toronto, Can., November 30. The
crew of the lumber barge Hamilton J.
Mills were rescued by the life-saving crew,
at Sturgeon Point, Georgian Bay, this
morning, after being exposed to the elements
two days. The barge was in tow of
a propeller, but was cut loose, because
water logged, and drifted helplessly. The
the men on the barge were nearly dead
from exposure when rescued. The barges
Hungerford and Sweeping-stakes of the
same tow, where cut loose at the same time,
and, it is thought, have gone down with
all on board.
Whisky Men's Moderated Demands.
Washington, November 80. Word
comes to-night, direct from the highest
and most conservative representatives of
the whisky interest in Louisville, that the
owners of whisky will very much modify
their demands from those made last winter.
The leading men of the trade think that an
extension on the whisky of 1S81 and 1882,
not in any case to include any made subsequently
to September 1, 1883, is all the
trade will ask, and all they ought to have.
This, they think, they will get. There was
too much talk last winter, they say, and
too much asked.
The Chinese as Bulldozers.
San Francisco, November 30. As indicative
of the contempt manifested by the
Chinese to this country's laws, Pon Sing,
who has been acting as interpreter between
Port Surveyor Morton and the bogus traders
from China, sent word to-day to the collector
that he was afraid longer to act. His
interpretations have been so faithful as to
bring upon him the wrath of his countrymen,
who want the traders landed. They
have hired "highbinders" to shadow him,
and he lives momentarily in expectation of
Death of Professor J. H, TIce.
St. Louis, November 30. Professor J. H.
Tice, the St. Louis astronomer, and whose
almanac is read throughout the English
speaking world, died here He was
seventy-four years of age, and was known
here not only as a weather prophet and astronomer,
but by his connection with the
public schools, in the capacity of superintendent
A Bid For the Republican Convention.
New York, November 30. An illustrated
paper here indorses the holding of the Republican
National Convention next year at
Chatauqua. The claim is put forth that it
is a central, convenient, and suitable place,
and has sufficient hotel accommodations,
besides having a hall seating 10,000 per-
Many a young man who on Sunday
can be found around the saloon or the
billiard-room would regret extremely if
a knowledge of the fact were conveyed
to his father and mother in the old
home. With churches to welcome, libraries
filled with good hooks, magazines
and newspapers within the reach
of the humblest artisan, there is small
excuse for spending the hours of the
Sabbath, amid surroundings that every
man knows lead downward and to ruinV
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Man is verv much like- . . an. . ever
m - - &B
keep him in hot water and he is bound
to become hardened.
AaUaprevelced MHrder. j
J. K. Polk shot and instantly killed
Mr. Owens, jr., at Tablers's commissary,
near Mt. Vernon, a few days ago. The
murder, is said to -have been, entirely- un?
provoked. It appears that Owens, who
was drinkisg considerably, went to where
Polk and some other mpn were sitting on a
bench, and spoke to the men saying, "1
can whip that man wifchthe straw hat on."
This man was Polk. One of Owens'
friends took hold of bim.andhe. apologized:-to
Polk for his language and he and Polk
went off together toward the commissary,
Polk on foot and Owen's on horseback.
When they got to the door Polk went inside
and Owens got off his horse. His overcpat
was lying across the saddle, and he pulled
off his dress coat andtf laid it on the other
and went in the house after Polk. Polk, in
the meantime, had got a shot-gun, and as
Owens came in the door, told him otto
come in, as he would kill him if he did.
At this Owens retreated toward the door
and got so he could be seen from the outside,
when Polk fired. The whole load
struck Owens on the chin and went
through his neck, cutting the jugular vein
and killing him instantly. Polk ordered
his horse, got on and rode toward Richmond.
Polk is a man about thirty-three
years of age, about five feet eight inches
high and will weigh about 160 pounds. He
is dark complected, with dark hair and
Weelcly Review of the Iioninvillo Xeaf Tobacco
The receipts for the week were 350 hogsheads,
against.250 hogsheads last week; and
310 hogsheads in the corresponding week of
last year. The rejections amount to 96
hogsheads for the week, and 11,677 hogsheads
for the year. The proportion of rejections
to actual sales this week was
eighteen per cent., .and in Cincinnati the
proportion was thirty-six per cent. The
rejections in Cincinnati during . the year
amount to 22,605 hogsheads. The market
has been developing certain features
at variance with the conditions which have
prevailed for a number of months, and, indeed,
with the exception of brief intervals,
throughout the entire season. The demand
for old crop Burley tobaccos has perceptibly
abated, and, to some extent, this is,
also true of the dark grades of leaf of the
old types, especially of regie types. The
latter have declined, in the last fortnight,
25050c. per hundred pounds, and Burley
tobacco, except lugs and trash, has declined
J?23 per hundred pounds. The greater
part of this decline has occurred this
week, and the principal fall has been in
medium, good and fine grades. Lugs of
both types have been sustained, and
the same is true of red and yellow
Pryor tobacco, some sales of
the latter being made this week at slightly
better prices than have been obtained
hitherto. New crop leaf of both types has
been about steady. It is reported that tobacco
is being: bought up quite actively in
the Kentucky River Region at $15 50(2$17.
We quote full-weight packages of old'erop.
tobaccos as follows:
Dark and B7eavy. Burley.
Trash $5 00 5 75 S5 00 7 00
Common hiss S75 C 25 6 00 8 00
Medium lugs 6 00 6 75 7 00 10 00
Good lugs: 6 50 7 25 8 0013 00
Common leaf 6 75 7 75 8 0010 00
Medium leaf 7 75 9 00 12 0015 00
Good leaf 9 0011 00 18 0024 00
Fine and fancy leaf... 12 0017 00 nominal.
Colonel J. Rowan Boone , a well-known
lawyer of Louisville, died a few days. ago.
Colonel Boone entered the Federal army at
seventeen, and by a display of fine military
qualities rose rapidly in rank. For meritorious
services at Kennesaw Mountain he
was brevetted Colonel of the Twenty-eighth
Kentucky Volunteers, being then but
years old. He commanded the regiment
until the close of the war, being several
times wounded. The late President
appointed him U. S. Marshal for
but Colonel Boone being a Democrat
the Senate refused to conform the appointment.
Colonel Boone leaves a wife and
An unknown man was run over and killed
a few nights ago, by train No. 5 on the Cincinnati
Southern Railroad, between Ludlow
and Erlanger Stations. A jug contain-
ing whisky was found near the body, which
was gashed and mutilated -in a terrible
manner. There wore no papers or anything
else on his person by which he could be
identified, nor was there anyone .who had
seen him before. He was apparently a laborer,
of about fifty years of age, with gray
hair and sandy beard, button shoes, gray-blue
socks and black pants.
John C. Chambers shot and killed Cal
Mulligan at Louisville a few days ago.
The parties had been drinking. Mulligan
knocked Chambers dewn and boat him.
They were separated and walked half a
square, When Chambers drew a pistol and
shot Mulligan between the eyes. Chambers
"NY. C. Mullins and Tilford Black quarreled
at Pine Hill, Rockcastle County, a
few days ago. Black went to his home
and procured a shot-gun. Returning to
the scene of the trouble he concealed himself
and fired at a man whom he took to
be Mullins. His brother, "VYm. Black, received
the full charge, and will die from"
his wounds. Tilford was arrested.
It is reported that the war between the
McKenzie and Risener factions in Morgan
County has been renewed. Several persons
belonging to each party met a m few
days ago, and at a distance of sixty yards
exchanged one hundred shots from carbines
and big pistols. One of the Risener party
received a slight wound in the shoulder.
The annual report of the Auditor of
Kentucky shows that the number of barrels
of distilled spirits made in this State between
the 1st of Obtober, 1882, and the 1
of June, 1883, and listed for taxationon the
latter date, was 117,S32 barrels, valued at
Governor Knott has granted pardon to
David Atkins, a life convict in the Peni-.
tentiary. Atkins is sixty years old and is
dying of consumption. He has. been in
prison six years, having been convicted f oi
the murder of a woman.
Miss Kittie Crawford, the youngflady
who has been so mysteriously missing
from her home ifa Louisville, returned to
her parents a few days ago. She hadbe6n
on a visit to som'e friends in Indiana1.
Joseph Caldwell, aged fourteen, was
seriously injured" at Butler Pendleton
County, the other day, by being caught iu
the belting of a machine' in C.: C. Hage-.
'" ' :
Governor Knott offers a reward of two
hundred dollars, for the capture, of Joshua
D(uncan, charged with the murder of Smith
Roberts,.in Whitley County.1. .'L l . '" ' .':
Mr. H. L. S. Stales, ofNewpoV.t, was at-
tacKea oy some unknown person . & lew
sights ago and badly beaten. .W.W; gftL& T$
TOPICS OP THE DAT.
Mant of the Eastern wholesale establishments
are cutting down the wages of
imLADELPHiA. sextons are combining
to put up the or opening churches
Arsenic in small doses," gradually in-
cretisea, is usea as a defense . asrainst
A New England divorce reformer
cautions young men and women against
A London journal says the varied
and discriminate American newspaper
notices of Mr. Henry Irving are "typical
of a free and independent press."
It ,is estimated that five thousand
sportsmen from the North are scattered
over Virginia and the eastern shore of
Maryland, hunting quails and pheasants.
The new hotel at New Orleans will
be known as the Chalmette, wjill cost
$500,000, and is expected to yield from
fifteen to twenty per cent, a year on the
English merchants are abandoning
the Parcel Post as unsatisfactory. The
chief objection to it is the non-responsibility
of the postal authorities in cases
of delay or damage.
Hon. Russell Heath, of Santa Barbara
County, Cal., has a walnut orchard
covering1 one hundred and sixty acres,
from which he expects to realize this
year over $6,000 in the sale of nuts.
The lat Dr. Rosewell Field, of Riverside,
Mass., has inscribed on his $2,000
monument that he was " the discoverer
and collector of fossil footprints in the
sandstone beds at Turner's Falls."
It is estimated that in farm fences in
Great Britain and Ireland, $250.000, OOOi
is invested, and that , the annual outlay
for maintenance is $32,000,000, or an,
average of seventy-five cents an acre.
The New York Herald philosophically
remarks that "the young man who
shrinks from marriage merely because
some women are extravagant, has not
enough knowledge of women to be fit to
marry at all."
In England the tendency is toward
greater speed by express trains. In the,
last ten years the average speed has
and a half miles an hour,
and the average weight of trains hauled
is nearly fifty per cent. more.
In the last two months fifty-two
thousand empty beer bottles have been
shipped from Corpus Christi, Tex., to-St.
Louis. They were gathered along-the
railroad between Corpus Christi and
Laredo, at a cost of one cent each.
The Philadelphia Press, with no respect
for the able professional thinker,
says "Matt. Arnold is the only living
Englishman who can oome over to
America and get two dollars and a half
a minute for reading his old magazine
The French army estimates for 1884,
which are on the basis of an effective
strength of 518,000 men, with 130,140
horses, amount to 605,000,000 francs.
There are subject to naval duty 120,000
men, and the number afloat or in naval
barracks is 37,837.
At the principal of California,
across the bay from San Francisco,
flowers abound inside the yard and
outside the gates, and bloom the whole
year round. From his cell, which fronts
on the garden, the convict can snuff the
perfume of the blossoms and watch the
merry birds in the trees.
The fashion writer of the New York
Mail and Express remarks: 1t may be
mean to give away secrets and the tricks
of the trade, but the Newmarket and
coachmen's coats worn by the ladies are
padded on the hips and elsewhere.
Very much of the alleged human form
divine now-a-days is a sham- and hum-bug."
The Boston Conservatory of Musie
has as yet no place in which to put its
big organ, having recently failed to get
an old graveyard on which to build a
hall. It is feared the great instrument
will go to some other city. It has been
the intention to have the organ thoroughly
reconstructed interiorly at a
cost of $25,000.
Gtjstaye Fould, the son of the well-known
French Minister of Finance
the second empire, was recently removed
to an insane asylum. Fould is
one of the most notorious characters of
Parisian society. . Years ago his family
had him placed under a guardian to prevent
him from squandering the last
remnants of a fortune which was once
estimated at 12,000,000 francs".
The Toronto Globe argues that few-ministers
like to preach funeral sermons,
and few people like to hear them. They
(the sermons) are generally. dishonest.
Imagination is let loose and 'makes wild
work with facts, the more especially if
the; relatives of the dear departed are
influential aud all present The fact is,
says the Globe, funeral sermons often
exaggerate, like tombstones, and the less
of them the better.