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0L. LX.LL1, NEW SERIES. VOL. XXXV.
VT.. FRIDAY, A PR J I, U, 1890.
ALL OVER THE STATE.
WHAT A WEEK BRINGS FORTH
THE WAY OF NEWS.
ltrlef Menu if Interest fruni l'.vrry or
nor of Vermont Postmasters Ap-pointed-
Notes, Fires iiikI Minor Items.
The Odd Fellows ot Isluud Pond dedicated
n new ball April 25.
Ellu Hlndos, daughter of J. G. Hlndos, of
orgenncs died Wednesday, ago 25 years.
Kev. K. T. Sanford of St. Joliusliury will
deliver the Decoration Day address at Bar
ton. Three shares of K. t T. Fairbanks scale
stock bold nt miction m Hoston last wool:
for 473 a share.
Now York syndicate Is prospecting for
manganese ore on J. H. Noble's farm in
Ilov S. H. narnttm of Durham, X. H.,
has accepted a unanimous call to the Con
gregational church at Cornwall.
George H. Clark, formerly of St. Johns
liury wilt l' one of tho soloists in the Hon
del and lluydn festival to bu held in lioston
April O KI.
Hon. Caleb H. Harrington, a former
leading lawyer of Rutland county resides at
Jturliugton, Iowa; 80 years old and nearly
Kev. Harry Brickett of tuo First Congre
gational church, Thotford, resigned Ms
ol.ergo on tho completion of his eight years'
p.istornte pril U
There is n fro.eu well nt Brandon, cover
ed with ice all the year round, which fur
nishes more speculation than water for tho
On Friday night tho section house of tho
I entrnl Vermont railroad at Itlchford was
destroyed bv fire, with tho tools of tho sec
tion men. The loss is considerable.
K. G. Albs, formerly proprietor of the
Ludlow Tribune, has purchased tho Rellows
Falls Times. Ho will immediately assume
the management as editor and proprietor.
A small dwelling houso owned by Julius
J, Cram of Lincoln wasburnod down Tues
day evening, cause of fire unknown. In
sured for n small sum in Vermont Mutual.
E. II. Chase of Louisville, Ky., who has
n summer home in lirattleboro, write to his
local friends of tho effect of tlio deadly cy
clone, though fortunately ho was not in its
A special grand jury has been summoned
for the April term of court, on account of
tho Fairfax and Fairfield murder cases and
ham) minor cases requiring immediate at
tention. Messrs. 1'. It. Kendall and W. C. Dunton
expect to go to Washington soon to hear
the John 0 Neill liquor eases, which will
piobably come up before tho Supremo Court
a' 'hat timo.
Charles Whito of East Wnllingford is in
jail at Rutland uwnitiug a hearing on a
delicate charge. Tho penalty 15 12000 line
or 20 yours in pri-on. Tho alleged victim
is 1J yeurs old
The dockets for the April term of Ln
moillo County Court aro out. There are 72
cases on tho county docket, five of which
are Stuto and I(S divorce cases. Judge
Mmuou will preside.
Miss Mary Howe s,ang Sunday morning
and evening before a lurge congregation iu
the Centre church at lirattleboro. She
sang at I'ittslleld yesterday and sings iu
lioston and Concord during the month.
A telegram to tho Messenger from Shel
don Spriugs saj-s Charles Jones's house, in
that pluce, was entirely consumed by lire
early Thursday morning, with its contents.
The family bnrclv escaped with their lives.
Loss 1700, insured $1000.
lirillith & Nathaniel of Poultnoy havo
purchased another slato quarry of John L.
Jones. This last purchase gives them 02
rods on tho vein, 20 of which thoy owned
before. They have already over 20 men
working on this strip and in less than 00
days they will increase their force.
Tho hrst issue of tho Iiirro Town Nows
has made its appearance uud is a creditable
sheet It is au eigut-pugo journal, newsy
locally, and making special promUo of
s'rict attention to liarra and vicinity mat
ters. Its editor and proprietor is Ii. L.
Taylor recently of the Argus office uud the
Tho largest Congregational church
membership and Sunday school in the Statu
nio claimed by the Kutluud church, ltov.
( W. Phillips, 1). I)., pastor, the former
I aving reached fi:i;t, and the latter, 4-1U.
During the lust year 4211 wero raised for
benevolent purposes, and $5!)2S for home
expenses. Forty-six united with tho
s Mrs. 15, C. Hall and a six-year-old
daughter of Peter Iilair wero crossing tho
river at Euosburgh Falls, April U
about IdtO o'clock in the nlternoon,
they brjio through tbo ico and tho little
l,ir) was drowned. Mrs. Hall was rescued
ill an exhausted condition ofter being in the
watcj- nearly half an hour. The body has
not been recovered.
Troy despatch says that Miss Julia
Hard of rlington, Vt., whilo visiting her
sister, Mrs. Jepthn Matteson, at Home, fell
dead Bunday evening. She had prepared
herself to attend church, and had just put
on her cloak when she fell. She wus 71
years old. Tho remains were taken to Ar
lington for interment.
The spring term ot tho Norwich
university conunencod Wednesday, a
number of e.ideU being in attend
ance. Lieut. F;. II. Catllu 2nd artil
lery I'. S, A. stationed there tho past three
years is ordered to rejoin his battery. Tha
wit department has detailed Lieut. Carter
lid cavalry V, S. A. to bo stationed hero
as military instructor.
Tho commissioners appointed to tlx the
Lounds In case thoy thought it advisable, to
recommend tho annexation of Suniinervillo
to St. Johnsbury met last Thursday, and
parties from tl0 villago and. Suniinervillo
up reared in favor of annexation. Tho com
mission favors tho same, hut udjournod to
April 18, then to further consider the
bounds, undsota timo for tho mooting.
l-'irst Lieut. .1. 1). Orcutt of Co. i), St.
Johnsbury guards, has tendered his resigna
tion on account of disabilities arising from
wounds received when in the service of his
country during the war of tho rebellion.
Ho haH served in the National Guard of this
Stale over seven years as 1st sergeant, 2d
und 1st lieutenant and wos a most fuithful
and painstaking oillcer.
The Now York syndicate, which recently
suspended work in the iron shaft In North
Claicndon at tho Walker farm, on account
of tho bail weather, is now prospecting near
J. II. Noble's farm and havo got a drift 115
feet In tho side of tho mountain. The re
sults thus far aro said to bo very sitlsfno
tory and it is snid that of tho oro lukin out
50 per cent is manganese.
!ov. Father P. J. Harrett, now in chnrgo
of tho parish embracing St. Doinlnlck
church and St. Alphonsus church at Pitts-
ford, will go to Fairlmveu, whero ho will
preach for the llrst time on Sunday next.
His place nt Proctor will bo tilled by tho
Ilev. Father P. J. O'Carroll, horetoforo
pastor of St. Mary's church. Fulrhavon.
Jacob Stanton, who recently died at
North Danville, was one of tho oldei' in
habitants in the town. Ho was nearly 80
years old and was born o'j the farm in this
place where he has lived until ho moved into
tho village a few years ago. Mr. Slaliton
is tho fourth person dying in North Dan
ville within eight months whosu combined
ng.-s are 311) years. So says the Caledon
ian. Tho Fitr.u PltKs-i correspondent at Ver
gennes says that. Sheridan Hull, a young
man from tho west side of the lake, wus
lilted by Hurley Gardiner nt Adums's ferry
to go to work for him early iu April. Tho
fact that parties at work for Mr. Whitney
at Elm Point, Addison, saw n man a few
days since leave the west shore of tho lake
to cross on foot, and then saw him crawl
ing on his hand and knees and then disap
pear altogether, leads to the belief that it
was young Hull, as no word has been re
ceived from him by Mr. Gardiner, who is
investigating his disappearance.
The St. Albans village meeting elected S.
C. Green president; trustees, II. E. liur
gess, tieorgo W, Lcpper, W. II, Hunt and
T. N. Post; clerk and treasurer, II. D. Hop
kins; collector, It. C. Hall; chief engineer,
Joseph Brcnn, with a lull list ot other olll
cers. Tho treasurer was authorized to take
measures to apply some $10,000 to the pay
ment of tho village debt and to refund the
balance at a ruto of interest not exceeding
four per cent. A sum not exceeding 17,
000 wns voted for the expenses of the coin
lug year and 10 per cent additional to the
15 per cent leqliired by law for highways.
The Vermont slato trust received during
tho mouth of March orders for about !!."),
000 squared of sea greon roofing slate. This
is nearly double tho orders of liny previous
month of tho trust's existence, nud it tho
loads and facilities had beon such that all
could havo been loaded, tho 55,000 squares
on hand would havo been reduced to a com
paratively small stock. This month's or
der", loaded 13 tons to each car, would illl
700 cars and tvould bring iu cosh to tho dis
trict surrounding Granville about 05,000.
It will take half of April to ship nil that aro
The following patents havo just been
granted to Vermoiiters: To Hartwoll A.
Dalryinple of Hutland, for a chair and for a
ball caster: to James W. Carver of Pawlet
and Gibbons L, Kelly of New York, by as
signment from said Carver, for u gun-sight
and for means forloadtlr; a-'d "ipp'ng car
tridges; to tho Porter Manufacturing com
pany, by assignment from Damos Liuioge
ot llurlingtou, for an oxteuslou-scrcen tor
windows; to Franci M. F. Cuzin of West
Fairlee, for an npparatus for drying starch
and other "solid matters: to George Good
rich ot Williston, as inventor, and Charles
W. Howe of Richmond, ns assignee of ono
half. for a potato digger. h
The following named fertilizer companies
havo been liconsed by the Stato treasurer to
sell their several brands of commercial
fertilizers in Vermont for tho year lb!)0.
Pacitlo Guano company, (W. D. Stewart
Co.) Hoston; (,uinniplac company, New
London, Conu.: liradley Fertilizer company,
Hoston; Cleveland Drjcr company, Cleve
land, O.; Lister's Agricultural Chemical
Works, Newark, N. J. : Crocker Fertilizer
and Chemical company, HulValo,
N. Y. ; Standard Fertilizer com
pany, Hoston; Cumberland Homo com
pany, Portland Mo.; Howkor Fertilizer com
pany, Hoston; E. F'rank Coo, Now York;
Williams oc Clark Fertilizer company,
New York; Clark's Cove Guano company,
(John S. Reese it Co.) Hultimore, M. 1).
Tho annual district uikotiug for the
eighth masonic district of Vermont, Jolin
W. Stowell, district deputy grand master,
was held with lirattleboro lodge No. 102
at Masonic hall, lirattleboro Thursday
afternoon und evening. In tho afternoon
work was exemplified on tho oiitcrred ap
prentice degree by Golden Kulo lodge No.
13:! W. 1). Waite, W. M., and the fellow
craft degree by Columbia lodge No. !ili by
Col. Kittredgc Raskins, W. 31. Iu tho
evening the master mason's degree was
worked by lirattleboro lodge, E. L. Cooper,
W.M. Grand Lecturer D.N. Nicholson, under
whoso direction the degrees wero worked,
after making criticisms, spoke of the rela
tions of tho Grand otlicers and the subordi
nate lodges and of the cordial relations which
should exist. The evening programme closod
with a banquet.
Washington, April !. The following
Vermoiiters havo been granted pulsions:
Original, Charles Myatt of Ilrandon; in
crease, Georgo W. Con verso of Town Line;
A. M. Kerry of Sutton; Cluis. Tobias of
Grand Isle; John Harley of Hriiudon.
Washington, April 4. Tho following
Vermonters have been granted pensions:
Onginal, Charles W. Garrow of Itutland,
Horace H. Dodge of Northfleld (deceased)
Chester K. Leach of Fletcher, Joseph l)ut-
terlleld of Chester, Daniel H . Smead of
Ivssex Junction, Ivlwin A. Cilley of W049
bury, Mary C, widow of Horace li. Dodgo
Wamiinctox, April 0. Ponsious havo
been granted tho following VeruiQiiti-rs:
Original invalid, Heujaniin I'. Hranian of
Montgomery Centre, Henry T. Ilrown of
Stamford, lSyron M. Smith of liellows
t alis; increase, Alpheus Parker of Morris-
ville, Lorono W. Hush of Nnwfane, Al
bert Crandall of Dorset, George I'M. Druko
of Now port Centre, Arviu Luco of Royal
tou, Daniel W. Allen of West Charleston.
Wamiimiton, April !). Pensions havo
been granted to tho following Vermoiiters
Original, Levi 1). Linns of Plymouth, Orin
Wntliius of Hartford, L. C. Hean of Hur
veys Hollow, llyron Collins of East Itlch
ford, John Stunlon of Chelsea, Joshua D,
Harber of llraiidon, Austin Mossinuu of
North Craftsbury, William I). Hudlong of
Itutland, Hannah, widow of L. ( . Hean,
of Haiveys Hollow, Robert Collins of Hen
nington, Isaac Kicker of Groton, Nelson L.
Noiuso of Spriuglleld, Charles Hush of
Jamaica, William Canning of Montpeller;
increase, George N. Carpenter of Mursh-
fleld, James Allen of West Charleston, John
Hoylo of South liurllngtou, Samuol A
Stone of North Hyde Pnrk.
THE WOULD LN BRIEF-
SUMMARY OF THE NEWS FROM ALL
PARTS OF THIS EARTH OF OURS.
Mirny Tires do a (treat Donl of Damage
Tlio HitrU ldo nt LI In Intorestlni;
Notes from nil l'ul-ts or the (Jloho
Tho Ico is going out ot tho St. Lawrenco
Franca has prohibited tho lauding of
arms in Diihomy.
ICdwnrd Lloyd, proprietor of tho London
Dully Chronicle, died Tuesday.
Davles County Court of Indiana has de
cided that slave marriages aro illegal.
A now election has been ordoro 1 for tho
city of Providence, 11. 1.. for Saturdav
Henry Irving will in tho autumn open the
privato theatre built by Pattl at Cuiig-y-110s,
Tho annual meeting of tho American
society of miiToposcists will bo held August
12 to 13 at Detroit.
Tho Kennebec Mo., rivor is now open to
navigation. Thero is still considerable ico
Hooting in the river.
At Joliet, 111., about S00 stono quarry
men havo struck tor au increase ot trom 13
to 17 cents nu hour.
The contributions for tho relief ot suf
ferers by tlio tornado at Louisville, Ky.,
amount to nearly $1130,000.
A match has been arranged between
American and German rlllenien. There
will be 10 marksmen on each side.
Seventy thousand persons will attend tho
liurcelona (Spain) labor demonstration in
May. A strike will probably follow.
An agent of Armour & Co. has been ar
rested nt Richmond, Vu., for violating the
laws of tho State in regurd to tho sale ot
Georgo W, Riddle, fish and game com
mission, brought 23,000 trout to Dover, N.
II.. Monday to stock tlio brooks in that
It is probable that tho remains of Junius
S. Morgan, who died at Monte Carlo Tues
day, will be brought to Loudon for Inter
Thirteen Chinese wero arrested Saturdav
night whilo attempting to cross the lino be
tween Mexico and tho l nitcd Stutes at
Gov. Jackson of Maryland has signed the
Australian ballot bill. Tho new law will
bo operative in Haltluiore city and many of
Owing to tho prevalence of smallpox at
the Pirii'iis tlio American squadron of evolu
tion will not go to Athens. The squadron
remains at Corfu.
Matilda L. Shumack of St. Johns. N. B..
whilo hold of an iron post touched an elec
tric lamp with an iron poker. Sho died
after fow hours' ugouv.
Dr. Kuupp, lately Germau consul at
Samoa, has been placed upon the retired
list, owing to his conduct at the time ot tho
disorders at that place.
Tlio pollco at Gatschina havo discovered
explosives on tho grounds of th" emperor.
Tho czar for two days lias sulfered from a
rolapso of inllueiiza; not serious.
(eorgo K. Sistnro Sons' failure has just
Ijlcu announced, on tho New York stock
exchange. A reported defalcation in tlio
firm is said to amount to $230,001).
Tho striking plumbers in Chiciiro have
induced nil non-union men in the city to
quit work. The masters aro determined to
hold out against thu strikers' demands.
Chnote, tho reporter who was caught in
the Fluck jury room, has been indicted for
criminal contempt Ho is now in jail for
contempt of court.
Tho sculling match between McLean mid
Kemp will bu rowed on the Parametta river
May 13. The race will be for C200 a siJo
and tho championship of tho world.
At Hirniinghani, Ala. .three negroes were
surprised Saturday afternoon in the act of
stealing Iron. In the tight that iollowed an
oillcer uud tho three thieves wt.ro killed.
James Puller of Potten, P. i) , was run
over by the Canadian Piicillc treight Sun
day, cutting oil' both legs. They wero am
putated ot the hip, but he cannot survive.
J. S. Morgan, the well known American
banker died Tuesday at Monte Cario, from
tile effects of injuries received last week
when thrown from a carriage while driving.
Privato advices from Gulgary indicate
that 2300 Mormon immigrants are expected
from Ctnh this spring to join tho Mormon
colony at Leo's Creek, Northwest terri
tory. At a meeting of strikers at Vienna Tuos
day trouble urose between tho workmen und
the police. Tho policemen wero stoned by
the crowd and many of tho strikers were ar
rested. Tho Morchants' exchanco of Providence,
R. L, has adopted 11 resolution to support
tho iic.ion of the Freestono Contractors' as
sociation ill tho mutter of arbitration with
tho Freestono cutters.
Near Wcstpoiut, a few miles out on tho
Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern road,
Tuesday a derrick fa use iu repairing 11 tru
tie fell and killed four men. Several others
were badly hurt.
Dei bel t 11. .Marsh, u lioston oil merchant,
w as run over and killed by an Old Colony
train which ho was attempting to board in
the Hoston station Tuesday utteriioon, He
wus 1)1 years ot age.
Aristidos Welch, the w idoly known breeder
of horses nud formerly owner of Erdenheiui,
the fnmous stock farm at Chestnut lull, died
Wednesday at his home in Philadelphia iu
the 70th year of his ago.
Two w riters on tho I'm is Egallto have
been sentenced to 13 and 1 1 mouths' im
prisonment respectively, and tho manager
to threo months for threatening M. Coti
staus, minister of the interior.
'1 he Fretiuan's Journal says that Major
I)Caion, notorious through testimony bo
fore tho Pariioll commission, is living in tho
suburbs of London in disguise. The paper
says he has been promised a government en
gagement in Australia.
The Des Moines, Iowa, House Sat
urdiiy morning 31 to 1!) decided indefinitely
to postpone tlio local option bill. Every re
publican and Ewart, the independent, voted
for postponement, .Vrohlbitioii will con
tinue in lowu at least two years.
The reported loss of life at Pro
photidown, Illinois, Is unfounded. A
despatch jtlfct received by the general supor
intwiidunt of Chicago, Hurlington and
Jiiincy railroad states that thu depot uud
elovator was blown down, nnd K train of 14 1
cars blown from tho siding on to tlio main
track. Oulto a number of buildings wero
blown dottu, and a number of persons hurt.
Trains aro nil on time.
Mr. Glndstotio has written Robert Under
wood Johnson, secretary of tho American
Copywrlto league, expressing his hope that
ho ellorts of American authors to proctiro
legal protection for tho rights of foreign
authors may bo crowned with Miecess.
The Otter creek valley Is under water.
Tho railroad looks llku a black lino only 11
little nbovo tho water. There is no passing
from the villugo to the west side, except by
boats, without, going up or down tho nlley
a mile or two.
Johnny O'Connell aged 13. employed at
tho Western Union telegraph olllco at Hen
nington, was found dead in h's bod early
Tuesday. Paralysis ot the heart from ex-cos-dvo
cignretto smoking, is supposed to
have been tho cause.
A reporter of tho Dally Press who has
been among tho Chippewa Indians 011 tho
reservation nt Lac Court Dorellles, states
tho lndinns are in such a destltuto condi
tion that muny will dlo from starvation un
less relief is speedily obtained.
In Little Cotnpton, R. I,, 'Juesday Henry
F'owle throw a stono at his dog, but missed
his aim and struck his gun inteml, tho con
tents ot which wero discharged penetrating
his abdomen. Two doctors succeeded iu
extracting some ot tho shot, but he will un
Capt. Watbins of tho steamship City of
Pnris and Mr. Taylor, an Inmaii lino direc
tor, deny that tho steamship Adriatic re
fused to assist tho City of Paris and contra
dict the report that tho accident on tho City
ot Paris made openings in the bulk heads
dividing the engine rooms.
At tlio bi-monthly meeting ot tho
Mjstie Valley club at Hoston Tuesday af
ternoon. Rev. Elmer H. Cap.'ii presided,
and he, together with Hon. Dorman 1).
haton, Hon. Gcqrgo A. Map.en, Richard
II. Dana, and Rev. C. L. M tchell, spoke
upon civil service reform.
Loristine Hlnkley, a middle aged man, in
Madrid, .Me., swallowed a set of false teeth
Saturday night. A physician worked all
ilay Sunday but was unable to extract them,
and this morning Hiukley started for tho
Maine General hospital iu Poitland, suffer
ing great pain.
A Ciioyenne, Wyoming, special says; All
of the northern slierifl's aro 111 full cry ou
tho trial ot 11 desperate gang jf wholesale
horso thieves. The free-hooters llndin
themselves closely pnrsutd cut the telegraph
wires. The thieves havo reached Montnua
with 200 Wyoming horses.
Dr. Frederick liurdet Merrill, a Chi
cago dentist, who was married fivo
weeks ago to a daughter of a Northsido
millionaire, wa sued for $23.l00 for breach
of promise by Cora D. Davis. He suys it
is a blackmailing scheme put up by his lirst
wife whom he wns divorced from in 1888!
At Harlnu Court House. Ky., April (I
fhoSpuriocks, Days and otbtrs of the Howard-Turner
feud held a lonfsieiioo Mill
ugreed to drop their quarrel. They agreed
that in case of any further assassinations
both sides should turn out nnd bring tho
niurderor to punishment.
Tho London Herald's European edition
Thtirsilny of last week published au article
from its Rome correspondent, saying t Hut
by order of tlio popo the bishop and clergy
of Hrnzil havo been ordered to recognize
the lopublk on condition that the rights of
the church are respected.
Reports to Hradstreet's ot New York
of inercnntilo failures throughout
tho Tinted States during tho first quarter
of the current year show that a total of
aggregate liabilities of failing traders are
!j:i,814.300 against sjll.7(i0,:i7fi and actual
assets .Jl(!,()S2,r,12 against S20.:S70,718 in
tho llrst quarter ot lN-ll.
The Houso committee on pensions at
Washington Monday ordered a favora
ble icport ou the bill, granting a pension to
Mrs. Delia T. S. I'arnoll, daughter of the
into Admit nl Charles Stewart, and mother
of Charles Stewart Parnell. Tho original
hill, which provided a pension of S100 n
month, is amended to reduce tho pension to
Mnriu? C. Stearns ot Chicago who,
on Saturday last In a moment ot men
tal depression, caused by illness, llrsod four
bullets into Ids own body, died from the
effects ot his net shortly before noon Tues
day. He I'unin to Chicago iu lHUO, being
one ot its earliest inhabitant. Re helped
organize tho Hoard of Trade in 1848. He
leaves property, chielly real estate, valued
at between 11,000,000 and 1.000.000.
A man named William Williams went to
the house of Judge Clinton Texton of Med
ford, Wis., Tuesda and addresing Miss
.Maggie Priteharil, a uieco of Mrs. Texton
said: "Aro you Maggio Pritcliard ' " she re
plied '"Yes."' Ho then said: ''You must
die," and drawing a rovolver fired nt her
killing her instantly. He then shot himself
dead. It is thought Williams was insane.
The provisional government of Itrazil
having decreed all the great popular m-as-uies
so long demanded by tho people, the
necessity of which caused the revolution of
November 13, 1HS!), is now trying to avoid
the danger and inconvenience that attended
tli" adoption of the American constitution.
It lias nominated a number of well known
specialists to framo n constituf ion which is
to be presented to the constituent assembly.
Threo cases vf shoes arrived nt i'etos
key. Mich.. Thursday, April I! from
Georgetown, Mass, When the boxes were
taken out seven of them were found to con
tain one pound of dynamite cartridges
packed wit Ii tho shoes. Tho boxes showed
plainly that thoy hud been opened Imfore
they leached hero and the supposed inten
tion wus to blow up some depot or wreck n
train. Fortunately tho cartridges wore
frozen nnd did not thaw out.
Tho New Orleans Picayuuo's Vicksburg
specialof April 0 says: "Nineteen negroes
the sun Ivors of a large party of refugees
who attempted to escape trom the overllow
down Hayou F'ulaya on a raft, arrived hero
on the steamer Hill City. They report
that 12 women and children wero
drowned when the current dashed their
crazy vessel against n tree and that they
escaped with extreme dillfculty. lliis is
the most tragic event of tlio Hood. Tho
The report of the special coimnitte
appointed by Secretary Windoui to iu
vestigate the charges of cruelty and
intoxication against M. . Henley com
mander of 1 avenue steamer Hear was
leived at the trejisurv denul'tllleut Fri
duy. The committer (Jnd that tho conduct
of Healey iu puul3hingtho seamen wus jus
tilled under tho circumstances. In regard
to We "tracing up" of several of tho crow
ot tho bark Wanderor, tho committee find
that the ovidmco showed that tho men wero
mutinous, that there woro no peaco olllcers
within reach and that tho punishment ot tho
crew ns "dcrnlor ressort" to suppress the
mutiny was justifiable.
Tho hearing in the case of United
Stntcs against Daniel F. Cobb, Wolfboro,
N. H., charged with fraudulently ob
taining a pension was finished Satur
day. Tho first Indictment w-ns nol
pressed. On the second ho waived examina
tion. On the other two ho was held In if l,o00
bail for appearance at the May term of tho
Uulted States Court In this city, and com
mitted to jail In dofault of ball.
Georgo E. Nowlnnd, a well-to-do cltizon
of F'nglewood, 111,, died suddenly nt !)
o'clock Sunday morning. His wlfo died
threo hours luter from tho effects of
poison, thought to havo beon administ
ered to them by Emma Stark, Sho
wus suspected ond arrested Saturday oven
iug. l'rank, n grown-up von, was also pois
oned, but it in not thought that his life is in
daugor. The girl was in tho servico of the
family only one day. No cause is know n.
Tlio greatest crowd that ever witnessed nn
exhibition ball game In St. Louis saw the
Chicago and Cleveland Drotherhood teams
play at Urothurhood park Sunday. There
wero over 20,000 in nttendunco and of this
number about one-half climbed the fenefs or
burst through tho gntes. In strnngo con
trast to tho crowd at Drotherhood park
was that which attended Sportsmau park
where not moro than 500 persons witnessed
tho defeat of the St. Louis Drowns by tho
Omuhas, the score being Omaha 10, Drowns
111. At Hrotherhood park the score was
Chicago 7, Cleveland 3.
A special irom Madrid says: A hor
rible story comes from Morocco. A
largo box was lecently brought from
the interior . to the port of Mnzagan
for shipment, WI1011 oponed a ghastly sight
was revealed. In tho box packed closely
together wero the bodies of 10 young women,
0110 man and negress. All tho victims hud
been decapitated and their heads missing.
Their bodies wero einbalincd and had evi
dently been in the condition in which they
wero found for a long time. Tho slaughter
had been to all appearance tho work ot some
pasha who thus visited vengenco on his
harem for unfaithfulness.
A speciul despatch to tho Hoslon Journal
says: "Mr. F'dmuuds will probably soon
take a trip South for tho benefit of his j
health. lie has never recovered from tho 1
late attack of tho grip. He will not be pies-
ent to nianuge the trust bill which tho j licit-
ciory committee llnallv agreed upon. The '
ineasuro is a compromise one, and tho sev- 1
eral members of that committee reserve the
right to propose iiiuendment.s. Tho proba
bility is that some bill designed to suppress
trusts will pass the Senate. hether it
will be a bill that will withstand the scru
tiny of the l uited States Supreme Court
is problematical. Tho most eminent consti-
tional lawyer says that tho propositions
which have thus far been niado in the
Senate 011 this subject would not bo sustain
ed by tho court.''
The old Greeley honicsleailnt Chappaqa,
N. Y.. which was built by Horace Greeley,
was burned Thursday morning, April ".
Tho house was occupied by Gabriello Gree
ley, his only surviving child. Miss Greeley
wus in Pleasiiiitville. Sho lett the house
charge ot Miss Cloveland, her cousin,
who at about 10 o'clock found the cellar
in Humes. The fire made such rapid pro
gress that Miss i.leveliiinl nnd servants
could savo but little property. S01110 of
the ueighbors however managed to rccuo
most of the library, a marble bust of
Horace Greeley, and the only picture of
Mrs. Greeley in existence. There wns about
1000 worth of Jewelry in tho houso, a
portion of it wns found after tlio Ilro was
extinguished. It is believed that 10,000
will cover tho loss.
At the afternoon session of the Methodist
conference in New York April 7 mission
ary Foster of South Dakota spoke of the
work accomplished by the prohibition party
in that section. He was interrupted
by Rev. Deios, Lull, who wanted
to know if the republican parly
was not responsible f..r most of tlio good
work in tlio two Dakotns. Hishop Goodsell
prevented any political discussion by an
nouncing that the time of tho speaker hud
expired. At !t o'clock tlio anniversary
meeting of tho Woman's Foreign Mission
ary society was addressed by Mrs. W. H.
Osborne, 11 missionary to Indln. .Mrs.
Osborne said that money and missionaries
to carry 011 the work of conversion wire
Tho House committee on railways and
canals has ordored a favorable report on
Representative Pnyuo's bill providing for
tho construction by tho I'nited States of a
ship cannl around Niagara 1'alls. Tho route
is to bu along 0110 of the lines already sur
veyed, and definite location is to be made
by n board of (ivo to Imj nppointed by tho
President, composed of two army engi
neers, two civil engineers nnd one
distinguished citizen. Ten thousand dollars
is appropriated for tho expenses of tho
bonrd and one million dollars is appropriat
ed to begin the construction of the canal
under the direction of the secretury of war
according to plans submitted. Tho canal
is to cost $2;!,000,000, whHiwill be really
less than the Welhind canal with Its IU
feet depth. The new canal is to have a
deptli of 20! feet. Tlie route is about 2;t
miles In length and locks are to bu 400 feet
long by 80 feet in breadth. Otherwise the
cannl is to bo siilliclently large to permit 01'
the passage of vessels which can pass
through St. Mary's canal when the now
locks aro completed.
A young man registered at the Pal
mer Hou-e at Chicago Sunday under the
name of Ralph Allen. Thursday afternoon
ho sent to llyinan's jewelry store and sev
eral other establishments, asking that some
diamonds be sent him for inspection. Ho
wrote ho was confined to tho hotel with a
sprained ankle. Tho salesman decided to
return with an assortment of gems. He
took the precaution to. havo tho
hotel porter stationed near nt
hand. When Higlcr 10 entered the
iiupnrtmeut with 1300 assortment, of spark
lers Allen made a careful selection und then
bobbed around back of the salesman osten
sibly to get money to pay him. Instead
tho fellow pulled a bludgeon and felled
Ulgler to tho Ifoor. Th salesman, n. sturdj
six-footer, grappled with Allen and culled
for Urn jiorter. Allen niado 11 dash down
stairs and to iorsoiis who attempted to stop
him ho shouted, "Catch that Insane num."
nud pointed bart as ho ran. He was final
ly caught, lie said he came from Wash
ington. G. A. Pierco. tho salesman, re
ceived a number of scalp wouuds, but will
lecover. None of tho diamonds wero lost.
CYCLONE AND FLOOD.
GREAT DAMAGE CREATED IN OHIO
Tho Cyclone (sweeps i:el y tiling ltoforn It
One Mnn Kllleit-lljo flood Iu IV1111-
lvanln Children Drowned uu
Tllflr Vny to Nrlmol.
Ct.EVKt.AM, Ohio, April U. A telegram
to.day from Akron says: Tho first regu
lar tornado ever known iu this county
struck Springfield township last uight. Tho
storm moved iu a path 10 rods wide utterly
demolishing everything it met. It demol
ished the houses of A. H. Jones and Scott
Sneitzor, togethor with fivo barns and
sheds. Mr. Fweit.er, his wife and two
children wero thrown into tho collar when
tho house wont down nnd escaped injury.
Last night's cyclone at Norwalk, O., killed
Dora M. Palmer uud injured others, one se
verely. Ci.kvki.ani, O. April!!. Later Reports
from Norwalk, Huron county, say that the
dutnugo by lust nights cyclone will nmount
to about 73,000. At Townsoud nnd Collins,
Huron county, tho storm did more damage
than iu Norwalk. At Collins Mrs. Holland
daughter received what aro thought to be
fatal Injuries; about 20 houses, two stw mills
a cheeso fuutory nnd a dozen burns wero
demolished, trees blown down nnd fences
Hh.iii.aM) Park, III., April II. There
was a fierce storm hero last night and a
great amount of damage to property was
doiio. Houses wero unroofed, out-buildiuzs
and fences wero blown down. . One erson
was injured and a number of narrow es
capes nro reported.
I'tTrsjlii uii, Pa., April 0. Western Penn
sylvania was visited by nn unusual rain,
wind and electric storm this morning,
great damage was done and at least two
lives wero lost. In this city a number of
houses wero struck by lightning and several
persons stunned but not seriously injured.
The ruiu fell in torrents for several hours,
Hooding cellars uud causing small streams
to overllow. At West Elizabeth two child
ren were drowned 011 their way to school.
In West Moreland county great damngo is
reported, nearly all tho streams oerllowcd
their banks, washing away bridges and
everything that cnnie in their way.
Cot.i Mtifs, Gn., April !). This after
noon Columbus w-ns visited by a tlerco cy
clone which camo from tho Alabama side
and swept over tlio city with terrible velo
city. Tho wind was followed by heavy
rain nud hnil.
RoANnicK, Va., April 0. A tornado
passed over this city this evening. Tho
cast houso nt Crozier iron furnace was
blown down and,jhree
0110 mortally wounded,
luhorers killed and
Loss to tho fur-
naco company 3000. Nearly 100 dwellings
iu course of erection wero completely de
molished. The Salem furnaco was blown
down and a heavy loss is . .qior.ed. The
loss 111 this city and neighborhood is 10,
000. WASHINGTON COUNTY COURT.
Mn.iT.-.l.ir.i:, April 4. In the two cases
of State vs. Arthur Locklin yesterday, for
selling intoxicating liquors uud keeping a
nuisance, the jury brought n verdict of
guilty in both Instances.
M. E. Ynrrington pleaded guilty to s.
ing, und keeping n nuisance, and was lined
JHl and costs in each of the threo rases.
H. E. Hu-o pleaded guilty to selling and
was fined ."flO and costs.
At the last evening session, a largo party
came from Harre to be naturnlied, when
between 00 nnd 70 received first paper, and
17 wero mado full Hedged citizens of the
Mon ri'Nt.iKH, April 7. Court was called
to order at 2 p. ill. to-day after a recess
ince Thursday night. The cae of State
s. Members of the Nntioual Granite Cut
ters' union, for conspiracy auliist Col.
Jacob McClure, which Is causing much in
terest, is continued on motion of respond
ents' counsel on tho ground that interested
purtios wero out of the Stato and could not
bo present this term. Tho Omuite Cutters'
union held a meeting in Hoston Friday
night, and voted to indorse tho 111 rested par
ties actions nnd to render them every sup
port possible. Gen. Hoer A. Pryor of
Now York city bus been engaged to as.ist
respondent, uiidnii oxciting trial is expected
next September. Col. McClure wishes it
stated that the Dealers' association has not
t lie least thing to do with this matter anij
and it Is his persouul rights he is trying to
In the case of State vs. Phillip Hell, for
selling liquors, the jury brought aerdict
of not guilty, and in that ot State v.. John
O'Grady, for selling, the jury went out
twice, could not agree, and wero dis
charged. riot be 1. 1 ne 1 hle es , 1 1 est cil
Deputy Slierifl's Dumas ot this city and
Wheeler of Winooski returned l'riduy
front a trip to Graud Isle mado lor the pur
pose ot recovering a quantity of clothes
stolen from the clothes lines of n h ilf dozen
residents of Winooski n few days since. They
left this city Thursday afternoon and the
first clue obtained was at Grand l-lo where
thu parties dropped a number of clothes
pins. These wero seen by a teamster who
repoited the fact to the officers and dusonb
ed tho man and team that ho 'Mi
cross on tlio ice, out the officers
wero unable to find any such man
or team in Grand Isle or South Hero. They
learned, however, tlmt 11 fisherman on the
hike shoie in Milton nnd his team answered
tho description and ou driving to Milton by
way ot Sand Hur bridge they found the
mim in the person of Isaac Wells, who,
wkh his sou l'rank, was arrested. The
officers searched the house and found souio
of the missing clothes on a table in the
front room and the oftlcers think that others
had been sold. The two fishermen gave
security for their appearance and Iho ofll- 1
cers brought a bug lull ot clothes to Wi
nooski to be identified.
.Some ot tho clothes which Deputy Slier
ilfs Diiinas and Reeves brought from 1'ish
erinau ''A'S,! house .in Milton havo been
Ideiititleitiind the olllcers ure satisfied that
they have secured one ot thu men who h:io
Ihvii systematically raiding clothes lines' 1'
this city uud Wiuoiuki during the past tew
mouths. Tho olllcers have learned that n
mini from Grand Isle line been ussociutHd
with Wells iu his nocturnal tours and thy
aro of tho opinion that others may have
participated nnd that the remainder of the
clothes have been distributed among tbsm.
THE NATION'S LAWMAKERS-
Tlio Woik of thu Senate und Iloiise'f
lieiireseiitiitlvus Din ing tlio Week.
In tli3 House on Thursday of lest week
petition from tho Now EtiKland
Shoo and Leath.tr atsoclatlon against tho
Imposition of 11 duty upon hides nnd skim
wns ordered printed iu the Record. Tho
Senate bill wns passed to enable tho secre
tary ot the treasury to guthor full and nu
thiiitlc information as to tho present condi
tio!) and preservation of tho fur seal inter
ests of the government In tho region of Al
asku ns compared with its condition In 1870;
nlso full information ns to the Impending
bill 011 the other industry.
Mr. Law lor ot Illinois, introduced a
bill to test tho scieuco of short spelling:
and establish 100 schools for that pur
pose, it wns referred. The Houso then
resumed the consideration of the Idaho
odtnlsion bill. Mr. Perkius of Kansas,
concluded his speech m advocacy of tho
Mr. Stowart of Vermont spoko in support
of tlio bill nnd denounced tlio practices aud
teachings of the Mormon church. Mr.
Hucknlew- ot Pennsylvania opposed tho
Idaho constitution be'-nusu it outlawed the
members of a certain church.
Aftur the reading of the journal tho Houso
on Friday proceeded to tho consideration of
various private pension bills coming over
from Inst 1'ridny night's session.
In speaking on one of theso bills Mr.
Stouivof Missouri declared that no peopk
hnd been so despoip.il and burdened under
the niiino of patriotism und under tho guiso
of pension laws us hnd the peoplo ot tlr
, Cnlted States. Ho denounced iho demands
of the G. A. R. and assorted that the presi
dency was put up and sold to tho highest
bidder. "1 hank God," he said, "then!
was one grand man who hud declined to bi
ll party 1o such a sale. Though he had
fallen, he had fallen, bearing tho roputntiou
of a wi'o and incorruptible statesmanship
and enjoying the r"peet of every honest
ritien. Applause on the democratic side.!
P.cnjuniiu Harrison had nttnined his ofllei
by cash raised by Wanamaker and dis
bursed by Dudley. He i.Stonci believed the
government had been generous enough tc
Mr. Lane of Illinois in favoring the bills,
said the democrats of Illinois lulioved as he
1 Lane) did, that the government had not
done justice to the men who had defend.".'
it 111 the hour ot peril. Mr. Clupnirn of
Michigan snid it was not the time to toll;
of the costs of pensions. He well remem
bered tho cost v. ns not, counted when tlio
government was prodigal of money nnd
avish of blood: when the motives whii li
brought men under tho ling wero not
scanned nud analyzed; w hen the man w In
enlisted was tho hero of the hour. Then uc
mnn was mean enough to suggest thut,
men went out to risk their lives for tho pnl-
try pay of 10 u month. Tile men whe
1 would make such a suggestion would have
been w iped out and locked upon as a rebel,
lie could not havo lived in a decentaocioty.
The time for a halt had not come and
would not com., until the last of thns'i
diers iu the war was dead aud gathered iC
his fathors. lApplause.)
Mr. Dollivcr of Ohio made an oloqusnt
appeal 111 favor of high poiiiions. 'f he pen
siou bills 1 five in niimb.ri were then pas.-el.
In the Svnnte Monday the Montnua elec
tion case was then taken up and Mr. Vance,
memborof the committee on privilerrs an .
elections made an argument in support c
tho minority report, declaring Clark tindMc
Ginuisideinocratic claiinaiits'entitled toseats.
He know that the republican I'lainiauts were
to be seated but, in tho v.ie regulation of
the moral world, thero was compensation
tor all tilings. Ho thauktd God that iu all
future denunciations of the South for the
suppression ot colored votes all Southern
' senators would have to do would be to i.i
j quire ot republican senators in their alf.tu
I ilinous cerulean flights of oratory for the
' purify ot the ballot - Who stole pre.-iiu t
number !1 of Silver Dow county, Mon
1 tana '-"
' 'Iho house on Monday moved to
i suspend the rules nud pass the Senate
! bill granting pensions to soldiers an 1
sudors, incupaciated from labor audprovid-
I ing for pensions to widows and minor ehil-
dren nud dependent parents. Mr. Springer
' charged tho republican- with nil evnsion ot
I iv-ponsibility with dodging of tho issue,
I with tho betr.iyul of tho soldiers to whom
they 1 nd promised .1 service pension bill.
; Mr. Taniey of Missouri, opposed the pas
sage '.if n 1). 1 1 01 this magnitude under the
1 gag law. lie would make known his viewi.
on the general -ub.ject. of pension legisla
! linn. e. en 11' he wero compelled to interfer
witli lio t.': parties which assembled hei
on Frhiay night. He w us opposed to placing
I the bruo soldier 0:1 an equality with tho
, skulking cj-.ard. Every time tho bounty
of the government was given to tho Humeri
torioie. men it was taken from tho bravo
1 veter.iu. Tiu soldiers of this country wero
tired 01 tins indiscriminate pension legisla
tion. In the Senate Tuesday Mr. FMniunds in
troduced u joint resolution which was r
ferred to the library committee directing
tho librarians of Congress of tho Sennto, or
tho House, and of the department of justice
respectively, to deliver extra or duplicate
I copies of law books to the law department
ot the Howard university.
In the Senate Wednesday the Houso bill
appropriating 75,000 to supply the de
ficiency occasioned by the defalcation in the
olllco f tho late sergeniit-.it-nims of tin
House, wns reported trom the commitUn
011 appropriations without amendment and
Iu tho Houso Wednesday Mr. Wilkhisc
of Louisiana said that he would not einula
Great Hritaln ill the bulltling of ships, ut
tho Empire of China had a better lighting
armament to-day than had the Cuit-d
St, rnul'ii Annual l'arlsb Meeting.
Monday morning Immediately aft. r
Easter Mondny service the auiuml parish
meeting of Sf Paul's church was held. The
following vestrymen wero elected: ' D. W.
Robinson, H. W. Allen, Ellns Lyman, LoG,
H, Cunuoit, W. S. Webb, II. L. Ward, H.
II. Ross, William Wells, J, C. Farrar. Mr.
F.irrnr was olccted to till the vacancy
caused by the dcutb of the luto Georgo I .
I. iusley. The rector appointed Mr. I), W.
Jtobinson senior warden and Mr. llomnii
W. Allen w-ns elected junior warden. TI.e
following were nppoiuted delegates to tl
dlocosau couvuution'of the Episcopal church.
D. W. Robinson, Henry Wells, John A.
Arthur, H. H. Ross, Heniau W. Allen.
Rolert Strong wus reappointed sexton for