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SPBmGFJELD, OHIO, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2G, 1885
OWEN, PIXLEY A. CO.
Ohio Valley and Tennessee: Cloudy weather
generally warmer, variable winds, lower barometer.
THE DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.
I volume XJLX.. Numbor i:i.
What Will Go
Excitement and Itage ol the
People or London.
Irish Papers Denounce the Outrages.
James Gilbert Cunningham Ex
amined at Bow Street.
Broken lines in Underwear.
The Wool Stripes $1.00 for 50c.
The Scotch Gray 50c for 40C.
Blue mixed 40c for 25c.
Then the odd pieces from the
many broken lines we picked out
Saturday, $1 your choice. These
are remnant garments from ex
pensiue lines, $1.25, $1.50 and $2
Fifty Pairs Striped Mittens at
20c per pair; 100 pairs Big Red
Mittens in Boys' sizes 20c per
Then the Boys' Knee Pant Suits,
15 left at $2; 9 at $3, and a goodly
number at better prices; 4 Gray
Melton Overcoats $8 for $5, and 4
great stacks in assorted fabrics
for Boyslof 12, 14 and 15, ranging
in price from $3.59 to $14, and
every price cheaper by a third.
Balance $11 Brown Melton Over
coats in Men's sizes.
What few there are left in $2.75
Fur Caps for $2.
Unlaundried Shirts 75c for 50c
Night Robes at less than others by
Working Shirts, too thin, 25c,
better at 40c, then 50c, good 65c,
Oueralls that are rather ordinary
25c, another and better quality of
solid Blue Denim 65c for 50c.
Pantaloon Overalls 75c and 85c.
Then Blouses of same materials
and Cardigan Jackets of various
qualities and prices.
Window changed for better.
An Important Arrest Made To-Day.
Condition of -Mutters In Loudon.
Los-dos, January 2G. The excitement and
anger enkindled by the dynamite explosions
still continue. A rumor was current last
evening and this morning that Cunningham,
who was arrested at the Tower, would have a
hearing to-day at the Thames Police Court
The report caused the court and streets in the
vicinity to be crowded with excited citizens.
Extra police were placed on duty to keep
order. The feeling against Cunningham is
bitter. If the crowd ones got its hands on
him he would be lynched.
Shortly alter noon it was learned
that detectives had arrested another
man, in connection with the exDlosions.
and he and Cunningham will be arraigned
together at Bow etreet Police Court. People
in the vicinity of the Thames Court, then
left in direction of Bow Street Court.
A letter received by the police yesterday is
now believed to a very important document
In addition to other valuable information, it
states that St. Paul's Cathedral and the office
of the Daily Telegraph are anidng the build
inga which the dynamiters threaten to blow
Westminster Hall and the Tower were
close to-day to every one except government
officials engaged in inspecting the structures.
Many persons carrying parcels on the
streets to-day have been stopped by the po
lice and the parcels examined.
The approaches to all public buildings are
rigidly guarded. Nobody is allowed to enter
without submitting to the closest scrutiny.
ine lower and the Parliament houses are
surrounded with sentrys.
Colonel Majendieis minutely examining the
scenes 01 tne explosion. Immense crowds of
people are attracted to the vicinity of the
Tower and Westminster.
The two policemen. Cox and Cole, iniuml
by the explosion in Westminster Uall, are
making favorable progress. Hone is enter.
tiinea ol their recovery.
The Irish newspapers denounce the out
rage in vigorous terms.
The Frteman'g Journal, of Dublin, says:
"Only one feeling prevails throughout Ire
land regarding the fiendish crimes, and that
is deep, earnest sympathy with those in
jured, no less than the earnest wish that the
diabolical authors be brought to iustice.
Any man with a touch of human feeling
must regret the escape of the miscreants."
Company has failed to complete its road
within the time limited by the granting act,
and, notwithstanding this fact, had been
brought to bis attention, the president has
appointed a commission to examine and re
port on said line of road, and requesting the
president to inform the house the reasons
which impelled him to appoint the commission.
Findlay offered resolution calling on Secre
tary of State for information whether any
citizen of the United States or persons domi
ciled within the same were concerned or
participate.! directly or indirectly iu
bringing about the recent explosion
in London, provided that transmission ol
such information is compatible with public
White, Kentucky, rose to introduce a ioint
resolution but instead of sending it to the
Clerk's desk proceeded to read it himsell. It
recites that the Commissioner of Iuternal Rev
nue and Secretary of the Treasury bv unwar
rantable regulations assumed to extend be
yond the bonded period fur distilled spirits,
and provides that the office of Commissioner
of Intirnal Revenue and the entire system of
internal revenue taxation be abolished.
Washington, January 2C. Senate The
oath was admitted to Chace, the newly
elected senator irom Rhoade Island. The
chair laid before the senate credentials of J.
Cameron, re-elected senator Irom Pennsyl
vania; filed. The chair also laid before the
senate memorial irom Legislature of Kansas
remonstratm g against the establishment of a
came trail across or through the State. Re
ferred. Plumb wished immediate consideration.
Bayard said he hoped it would not interfere
with the consideration of the resolution of
fered by himself Saturday, meaning that re
lating to the dynamite explosions in London.
The Chair said that the resolution would be
laid before the Senate when the proper order
of business was reached. Plumb's bill was
then taken up, but the reading was obstructed
by objection irom Harris, and after further
morning business Bayard called up his reso
lution of Saturday.
London, -J p. m. The police have arrested
another man, on suspicion of complicity in
Saturday's crimes. He will be examined at
Bow street police court.
James Gilbert Cunningham, arrested yes
terday on suspicion of having had some
thing to do with the Tower outrage, was ex
amined to-day at Bow street police station
On the charge of having caused the explo
sion t the Tower preferred against him, ho
declared he was an Englishman. Evidence
wa3 adduced showing that the man gave con
tradictory replies at the time of his arrest.
Washington, January 2C For Ohio Val
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temperature, western portion slightly colder
eastern portion followed .by rising tempera
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Poultry Quod demand; chickens, young, 20a
30c; old, 25a3c each.
Apples Wtcatl 50 per bush.
Potato" 3550e r bush.
Mveet Potatoes JI.5Oa2O0er bush.
Cabbage Dull; 5ca!1.50 per LM.
Omons 75c ier buh.
Malt Snow. Bake brand, 11.30 per bbl.
Coal Oil lOaluc ."r gal.
Meats Sides, 9c; bhuulders, 7c; hams, 10c.
Fioeirasbeu,2Sa50c; unwashed, oS.
Scoars A large demand and prices low; gran
ulated, 7c per lb: "A" white, 6J,c per lb; eatra C
light, CXc per lb; jellow C.SJc per lb; C, Sc
Coffee Mark" lower; Java, 20a30c pr lb;
Klo, golden. ISa.3 per lb; Kio, prime greeu, 12a
25e per lb; klo,st ainon, 10c per lb.
bYRL-rs MaSOa70c iiergal.
Molashks Ke Orleans, 60aS0cpergal;sorgham
SOc per gat.
Kice Best Carolina, 8Jic per lb.
Oysters 25c perqt.
Dried ArPLEs 8 1-Sc per lb.
Dried Peaches 10c if r lb
Chickens Dressed, 5i75 u tSM per dozen.
Di-cKb " S2 75a3 50 per dor.
Babbits II 25a 1 50 per do.
Raisiks New 10al2!c iwr lit,
CVRRANTtf New 7c ir lb.
AFPLis New algC p. lb.
Beaches Halm IJJ-jc; mixed SVic per lb
Pkukes Kw 7ci:r lb.
Wasiiisgto.v, January 24. Senate. Mr.
Edmunds presented the dralt of a bill pro
viding for the arrest and punishment of any
person or persons who shall buy, sell or man
ufacture explosives in this countrv to be iiaed
in this or any foreign country for the destruc
tion of property: also for the punishment lor
the transportation of explosives. Prosecutions
to be conducted by U. S. officers before U. S.
In introducing this bill, Mr. Edmunds said
it was a mere draft, drawn at his request by
another; but, although imperfect he submit
ted it, in order that it may be referred to the
Committee on Judiciary for early consider
ation ami perfection.
It may, he added, raise the question be
tween the rights of the United States and the
duties of separate States, but the committee
would take the whole subject into considera
tion, and it would, he hoped, put the bill into
such shape that so far as the U. S. Govern
ment had power, it would be able to exercise
it in the direction indicated by the bill.
Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Senatqj Ilayard introduced the following
Resolved. That the Senate nf ), TTnito
States has heard with indignation and pro
found sorrow of the attempt to destroy the
House of Parliament and other public build
ings in London, and also expresses its horror
of such monstrous crimes against civiliza
tion. Consideration of the resolution was post
poned until Monday, to enable the Senate to
receive luller information upon the Bubject
Hocse. Mr. Dibrell moved that the House
go into Committee of the Whole on the Agri
cultural Appropriation bill. This was an
tagonized by Mr. Townsend with the Mexican
Pension bill, but the motion was agreed to
yeas 117, nays 115 and the House went into
committee as indicated. (Mr. Springer in the
There was no general debate, and the bill
was read by paragraphs for amendment
On motion of Mr. Dibble, an amendment
was adopted appropriating $3,000 for the cul
tivation and distribution of the tea plant on
the Government farm. The committee then
rose and the bill was passed.
Mr. Townskend made an effort to call the
Mexican Pension bill, but Mr. Mills moved to
adjourn, and this being lost yeas 102, nays
188 be moved that the house take a recess.
This motion met a similar fate, but finally
the motion to adjourn was carried veas 101.
nays 100 the Speaker casting the deciding
House. Stockslager offered a resolution
which was adopted, directing the Committee
on Public Buildings to inquire into the origin
of the fire which occurred on the roof of the
House this morning and report what measures
are necessary to give greater security against
Bills introduced and referred:
By Nichols Appropriating $500,060 for
the purpose of establishing a navy yard and
depot of supplies in the harbor of Brunswick,
By Rosecrans Appropriating $100,000 to
provide further aid and encouragement for
manufacturing the higher class guns.
By Sumner, of California, resolution recit
ing that the California and Oregon Railroad
The Explosions in London.
London, January 24. 7:30 p. m. The
Tower was fairly filled with visitors at the
moment the explosion occurred. Many per
sons were seriously injured. One man had
his leg smashed, and another had bis ear
completely severed from his head. The two
were taken to a hospital. Excited crowds
still remain about the Tower, and cries for
eugeauce are neara on every side.
It is generally supposed the explosive was
conveyed Into the Parliament houses and
placed in position by women.
An eye.witnesa of what occurred at the
Parliament houses narratts that immediately
after the first explosion took place, he en
tered Westminster Hall anil int hi. .-.-o
tance in removing the wounded. He says
he found three Constables prostrated upon
the stairs leading down into the crypt under
iuc uau. an or wnnm wpra apnnna r in nuj
Aear-by a gentleman was lying stretched
upon the ground, completely Drostrated. The
hat of the gentleman and portions of his
clothing was torn to ribbons, and he himsell
had received severe injuries.
The locality ol the explosion in the House
of Commons is always in deep shadow, being
uncvujr uuuer me gauery. xne person who
deposited the dynamite was thus much less
likely to attract notice than in almost any
other part of the house.
A woman who was visiting Westminster
Hall at the time of the outrage says she was
descending the stairs leading to the crypt
when she saw what appeared to be a burned
"' uiumes oi smoice were issuing from
the burnine article. Sh than ..
K v. M..U CH IUU
stable pick np the article and immediately
u"u" " """ aim. as soon as the th:ng
struck the ground it exploded with a fright
The Pall Mall Gazette summarizes its ac
count of the explosion in the House of Com
mons in the following language: "Thus the
whole interior of the House of Commons
presents a remarkable scene of devastation.
Although there is a great litter, everything
may be put right in a week's time. Nothing
is more surprising about the whole dastardly
outrage than its nitpr foilum tr arA.. ......
A oanaaian was arrested on suspicion and.
An Irishman named Cunningham is in the
House of Detention at White Chapel, on sus
picion. About sixty visitors were in the
Tower at the time of the explosion.
The explosive agent was deposited in.
"u auuwu as tne Banqueting Hall ol
the White Tower. This hall is now used as an.
armory, and in it were stored a large number
Martini rifles, which were to be shortly is
sued to the volunteers. It was behind a rack
of these that the deadly compound was placed.
The dynamite played its ma'idest freak with
them. All the glass and other fragile articles in
the Hall wpr inMBM on r,e .ti ..ui
-- '" w. w oil scuiuiamv i
of the former self. A large hole was crushed
intuitu iav uoot di me spot wnere the dy
namite was Dlareri. Dii-pi-tlv nr..hA..i
similar hole was blown through the roof and
mc uuuutai on nre oy tne explosion.
Before anv serious riamacrA hoA H.n nnA i...
the flames they were extinguished.
nemaritaDie lorce was shown by the explo
sion in Westminster Hall in a downward di
rection. Holes were scooped in the ground
large enough for a man. Into one of the
holes so formed Constable Cox was violently
thrown, and from it was extricated in a
bruised and battered condition. Two other
policeman near the scene of the explosion
were not so seriously hurt, but they were
thoroughly stunned by the concussion.
Further inspection of the locality of the ex
plosion in the House of Commons shows the
flooring was driven clear through to the base
ment. The floors through the building are
littered with the debris of broken chandeliers,
glass and other objects of a fragile nature. The
gas fixtures were wrecked, and it was impos
sible for Colonel Majendie, Chief of the De
partment ot explosives, to continue his inves
tigations lor lack of proper illumination.
The damage, however, will not delay the as
sembling of Parliament, as everything can be
easily repaired before the dav for meetinir
Another report states that one arrest was
made in connection with the outrage at the
Tower, but the person was subsequently set
Passengers on all steamers which left Dover
for France this atterannn on, I ..!.. -.
-vuu bivuiuj: ntiD
searched, in the hope of findine some of the
perfusion) oi ine outrages, out the cearch
The new Houses of Parliament, called the
new Palace of Westminister, was com
menced in 1840. It in in nmnto.1 flnlhii.
style and lies on the north bank of the
Thames. Westministpr Hall to tn r..;,.;.!
portion of the old Palace of Westminister
left in place when the new palace was built.
The Scene of Ilia Kxpldalon on Sunday.
London, January 25.--The west end of
Westminster Hall (built by William Rufui.and
first occupied by his court in 1090, and now
used simply as the entrants way to the houses
of parliament), is full of wreckage. One of
the infernal machines was left at the bottom
of the steps, leading to the House of Com
mons, and a policeman in tryingto remove it,
was fatally burned. 1
The man and womau who drove from the
Parliament buildiogs immediatelr before the
explosion, and who were arrested on suspic
ion, have been lilcrated, the evidence being
insufficient to hold them. JThe foundation of
the ball is uninjured, but (he roof is badlv-
damaged. The bases ot the statues ol Will
iam IV. and George IV., which were over
turned, are greatly injured.-
There is much debris in the House ol Com
mon; indeed, much damage was done, in
general and in detail.
The parcel which caused he first explosion
was wrapped in a brown cloth, and was two
feet long by one foot wide. A gentleman
complains tuat the shock ot the explosion
bioke one of his blood vessels.
The Onppn Epfit a plptrrtm tulair inn.il-
ing as to the condition of the injured police
men, Cox and Cole. A reply was sent stating
that they were both progressing favorably.
The greatest indignation prevails throughout
the province?. The outrages were referred to
and denounced in all the churches to-day.
Au American traveler, name unknown, was
in tne train ot tue Northwestern railway go
ing irom London to Liverpool yesterday
afternoon, when an excited discussion arose
over American responsibility for the dynamite
explosions. The opinion was'freely expressed
that the United States was greatly to blame
for harboring such men as O'Donovan Roes.
The American defended his country in vigor
ous language and was attacked by a crowd of
passengers. The American drew a revolver
and kept his assailants at bay until the train
reached Chester, when he imnneil from iho
carriage and escaped.
TUE WHITE TOWIK.
The White Tower was buitl by Gundulpb,
Bishop of Rochester, at the direction of
William the Conquerer, in 1079-80 over
800 years ago, and is now in complete pre
servation, except as it wasuamaged Saturday.
it Bm soma.
Bonds of the city of Dayton, O., mature
next May to the araoi'nt of tSJJOO.
Albert Reese, a farmer near Muncie, Ind.,
has become insane, and claims to be a mur
The excessive wet weather in Texas is
causing great mortality among the sheep,
which are dying by thousands.
Mary Kilby recovered a $5,000 verdict
against Samuel Gruber, of Wooster, O, lor
breach ol promise and seduction.
Monsignor Julian Benoit, member of the
Papal household, is dying at the residence of
the Bishop of the Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Diocese
The imports at the port of New York lor
the week eoded January 24 were $5,430,000.
The imports of specie were $379,000, and the
The Secretary ot the Treasury transmitted
to Congress an estimate amounting to $7,
003,151, for appropriations to carry on the
work of the various executive departments to
the end of the present fiscal year.
The Liberty Bell arrived in Cincinnati
Saturday en route for the Ns Orleans Expo
sition. The committee having it in charge
only stopped a short time, and the reception
ceremonies were, consequently, brief and
Fred. Grant declined a captaincy in the
army, because he was in debt and wanted to
work his way out.
At Newport. Kv.. Sundar. Mrs. Carrie L.
Winslow choked her on, seven years old, to
death, beat her ten-yeaf-old daughter so se
verely with a base-ball club that it is believed
her injuries are fatal, and then cut her own
throat with a razor, producing speedy death.
Mrs. Winslow was thirty-two years of age.
She was living with her brother and his
family at the corner of York and Taylor
streets, Newport. She had been separated
from her husband, and was supposed to be
The Chicago Socialists, at a public meeting,
indorsed the late disastrous use of dynamite
in London, and suggested that it could be ef
fectively used in Chicago, beginning with the
Board ol Trade and newspaper offices.
lSutler's Washington Home.
The other day I sent a dispatch to
the llccord making the announcement
that Gen. Butler had sucreeded in rent
ing his house to the senate for committee-rooms.
The rent is fixed at
$5,000 a year, and the senate ollicers
buy at an appraisal the carpets and
other furniture which they think can
bo tired by the neiv occupants. This
new move will surprise t-oine of the
senators very much. Two have already
told me that thuy had no knowledge of
an- such authority being given, and
would have opposed it had they been
aware of the plan. The committee
whicli will be housed there will have
very little work to do perhaps onu
meuting a year is their average. You
When the firt Atlantic cable waj
opened cablegrams costs' 100 for twenty
words. Forty cents a word is now the
An old journalist savs that no loss
than seventy-live newspapers have
been started and died in New York in
thirty 3 ears.
Jefferson Davis' nephew havinrr died
recently, none of his name of his family
flow survive except himself. He has
been married twice, but has no malo
uescenuant who bears his name, his
only son having died a little while ago.
Dr. Kae. the nxpfir ninlnrnf aecrlj
that cannibalism took pla o as surely
among some of Sir John Franklin's
people as it did among the (ireely
Party- . His authority for the charge is
tho testimony of someKsnuimnuv whom
he met while in tho far North.
Alme. Snnliio ICiii'MtiivoL-t- nf Ifucsi.itt
birth, fills the chair of mathematics at
Stockholm University. Most women
aro said by the p'rofes.sional wags to ob
ject to the telling of their age, but it is
to the irlorv nf this !nii.llo,.ti,.,t mo
ment of her sex that she holds one of
the highest positions among the learned
at the age of thirty.
One scarcely thinks of coral as grow
ing under the ice-swept and foggy seas
of the Newfoundland banks. Yet on
the eastern slope of Ilancpicrcau is an
area of bottom, snrpml mititc in nvtn
SO covered with n trrnivfli it i-ni-,1 ik
trawls set Iinnn t nn rnrnlv rnonrnrml
Tholishermen call it the "stone fence,"
and avoid it as far as possible.
Dr. Marev. nf P.iri brw .iimitiwi in
measuring the motive power of tho
human body as developed in every
movement. As one of the results of
his studies he shows that something is
gained in the power of walking" by
quickening the pace from forty to
seventy-live steps per minute. But the
latter number is the extreme limit;with
a greater number of steps power would
be lost instead of gained.
It is rpnnrtoil in Ynw Wirl !. Vl':ll
iani II. Vandcrbiit's two older sons
William K. nml Pm-noliim ,l,n ;-
hented millions from their grandfather,
have squandered their entire fortunes
in Wall street speculation, and are now,
with their families, supported by their
father. It is estimated that the Van
dcrbilts, father and sons, havo lost
50,000,000 in stocks w ithin a year.
The anti-tnbnornnitc limt o eiivin
argument in a curious fact that has just
been made public in relation to the
Grcely Arctic expedition. According
to Lieutenant Oriik' own.int t ,u1
nineteen men who perished all but one
were smokers, and the one was tho last
to die. The seven survivors were non
smoking men. Perhaps when tho tob
acco ran out the smokers died of broken
No VOtinff latlv is nnitn mn.ln mrl,
doesn t possess a tray fitted up with all
the paraphernalia for sealing her letters.
She must hae a tray of beaten copper,
with a lamp such "as tho old poets
wrote by. with a unique holder for
matches and her wa, and a seal with
a crest upon it. The newest things in
letter cases are of Oriental leather, and
the little traveling inkstand attached to
them across one end, making also a
postage-stamp and sealing wax box
' i.OTiTponys.on has two beautiful
grandchildren, Alfred and Charlestons
of Hon. Lionel Tennvson, tho eldest
son of the poet. It was to his grand
child Alfred that Lord Tennyson ded
icated his latest collection of "Ballads
and Poems," in a verse beginning,
"Golden-haired Ally, whose name 7s
one with mine." A'portrait of tho two
children has lately been painted by
Mrs. Anna Lea Mcrritt, tho American
artist, now resident of London.
The room in the Tmrnr r( T rvr,,l :
which Sir Walter Raleigh was so Ion"
lmpnsoneil is 8x14 feet in size, and so
low that it was impossible for Kaleih
to stand erect in it. The walls of tte
room are eighteen feet in thi kness.and
there is only one window an opening
lOx'JO inches from which the only
thing that can be seen is the blank wall
ot an adjoining building. Hero Kaleigh
lived for fourteen years, never being
once out of the room until the day on
winch he was taken to (.treat lower
Hill to be beheaded.
Ferdinand Schumacher nf Akron, O.,
js known as "the Oatireal King." He
IS ft f.nrmiti mil iminn lr tliio mtnt..
. .- u... ....... U..1. I.IINIV till? WtlllklV
thirty years a;ro. He settled in Akron,
O., where he is to-day one of the lead
inir and wealthiest men nf the nln(.
c. - - i
Twenty years ago he was as poor as a
church mouse. In a little wooden
shanty, on the outskirts of the town,
he prepared the first American oatmeal
in an iron kettle. He made it satisfac
tory to himself, and obtaining a small
hand-cart peddled it about town gratis,
asking the people to give it a trial.
As a mcaas of producing an artificial
ica atmosphere in houses, the use has
been suggested of asnlution of peroxide
of hydrogen containing 1 per cent, of
OZOnin ntlll'r. imltlm Ilk sntllr-ttwm .intl
2.50 per cent, of sea salt. The solution,
nlnnml ..... .... ... ..!. I . ...."".. .1! It.. ..
--J.1..1.-.1 iu tiaiu.iiii in iuiiiu sjfiat iuuus(-r,
can be distributed in the linest spray in
a room at the rate of two Unit! ounces
in a quarter of an hour. It communi
cates a pleasant odor, and is said to bo
What On-uri Them In ,t Vlrci-ila.
The "VOlcniin" in Htrrlilan.l ,.,....
Virgiuia, writes a Franklin W. Va..
correspoiuUnt to the Baltimore -rlniert-can,
which is just now the subjuct of so
much newspaper comment, is not of
recent origin, nor a phenomenal char
acter. It has existed since tho earliest
recollection of the oldest inhabitant.
In Highland county tho south branch
of the I'otornac has its source. It is
there, as it is along the greater part of
its U1L' In tlio ..' m ,w- ..!. ..!....
- ... .?.., t. IIUI,, IIHULIICU.
tream. Straight creek, as it is called,
has its origin in the foot-hills of the
Jackson Kiver mountains, that rise
near the center of the county and trend
almost due south, dividing the county.
In tho northwest corner is a short
range of high, bluffy hills called the
"Little mountains." Between these
two ranges four streams have their
sources. Two of the streams run
north, two south. This ridge or water
shed is known as the Oak mountains
a series of narrow precipitious hills
dllllCUlt nf PTnlnrnlinn I.' ...-,!,-.. ,.
indicates that centuries ago the lake
spread its waters in the then jasin be
tween thn IJtrlf mmtntiin n.l U
Jackson Hivcr mountains; that some
great convulsion of nature dried up the
lake and raised the Oak mountains.
The rocks in these mountains aro
neither largo nor numerous, but tho
soil is waxy. It is, without doubt, the
accumulation of the growth of leaves,
grasses, and shrubs nf ninrm. .! :.
j w- s.uiiwi.o, -Jl4 IS
in some places hardened into the seams
of coal, separated by stratas of peat
Iike earth. Grass grows luxuriantly
upon the mountain sides, and trees and
shrubs are abundant. In places tho
rain has washed deep gullies into the
ground, showing distinct layers of soil.
For agc3 forest fires have raged in tho
Oak mountains during tho autumnal
season. In some of these past tires a
seam of coal that was "surfaced" in
some exposed spot has been ignited
and burned ever since. Graduafiv the
neat lias disneiied thn umuii.n. f-...
the peaty soil abovo it, and tho smol
dering tlamcs have gnawed their war
through their fibrous covering toward
the surface, breaking out Bere and
there, to the temporary interest of the
occasional uative who happened to
stray upon such a spot. The surface
soil, though a mass of half decayed
leaves and roots of grass, is never suf
ficiently dry to burn in any other than
a smoldering way. It is porous, and
holds the smoke, which accounu for
me presence ot so much of it when the
soil is turned up. The extent of these
underground lires is unknown.
A gentleman who recently visited
that section, and who investigated tho
matter with i'imsiilpr'ilili.tiii-!.i. ......
said to-day that the fires were corain"
to the surface over a large extent ol
country, and it was this that had occa
sioned tho reports about a volcano.
During last September verr extensive
and lierce forest lir.-s swept "the moun
tains. They lasted for weeks and the
ground was cleared of all moisture. In
manv nlaees thn Hnnmj ?. i...t
found vent through the gaping earth,
and have continued to burn ever since'
as they will do for untold years to
come. The people of the county o-rew-more
interested, and the fame of" the
volcano spread. People from a dis
tance Came tn sen: thn innt-it-inio ...,
paper "Joe Mulhatton" found it out,
and the vole-inn snr-inr inhi nr; -
full-Hedged Vesuvius, with lava trim
mings, plaits of scorkc, and all tho
latest attachments of a lirst-class, mod
ern, five-act volcano. It is a great at
traction, and will continue to be one in
an increasing degree for years to come.
There is no possibility of putting out
the lire, and it will continue to gnaw at
the heart of the mountains until it has
consumed its vitality and dies of fam
ine. The visible affected area is about
eight square miles. In manv places
the crust breaks through with" a slight
pressure, cxhibitingamassof substance
that has the appearance of leached
ashes. It is only where a coal-seam
protrudes that a llame is seen. At in
tervals are rajrged holes of various di
ameters, ranging from an inch to a
foot, Irom which the smoke starts at
times as if expellud by force. Smoke
ooming from these craters is dampened
and strongly saturated with steam.
A Tcx.-ih Hotel.
MURPHY & BRO.
TO SUIT THE TIMES
How to Make One Dollar
Go as Far as Two
Ladies' Cloaks from $3 up.
Ladies' Plush Cloaks $13,
Childrens' Cloaks, good and
warm, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3.
$1 Cloaks all sold.
Ladies' Fine Cloaks, five left
and marked at priees that will
make them go.
Men't Underwear at Reduced
Child's Union Suits 25c up.
Ladies' Muslin Night Dresses
37c and 50c.
Three-Qquarter Extra Fine
Navy Blue Twill Flannel 30c,
worth 45c. Good for Dresses
Bargains in Blankets.
Bargains in Bed Spreads -50c
Bargains in Comforts; and
on our CHEAP TABLE you will
find Remnants and Odds and
Ends of stock at extraordinary
A Small Fire la a Uad Place.
Washisotox, January 2C Fire .was dis
covered this morning in a lot of books and
records stored under the roof of the House of
Representatives. The firemen cut away the
wood and soon extinguished the ire. It was
confined to space of less than twentj feet
square. The damage wa3 trifling. The fire
is supposed to have been started by the elec
tric wires ased in lighting the hall.
Earthquake at San Francisco.
San Francisco, Cal., January 26. There
was a sharp earthquake at 1:35 this morjiing.
So damage is reported.
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(.on -ii tliMt i rwkiulilltf m irith itit !M.
incss before it could not transact it suc
cessfully at rooms so far (roni the sen
site chamber. I!ut there is no danger
that any trouble will be experienced. I
understand they will Ik up one room
with a billiard table, and be generally
comfortable. liefore the winter is
over some echoes of high times may
eome out through these walls. Tho
house is a gem in its way, complete to
the highest point of the cupola. Somo
vears ago. Senator Jones, of Nevada,
hired and furuUhed it without regard
to expense. When ho fell into finan
cial dillicultics he could not pay the
rent, and o turned the furniture over
the owner, anil this Gen. Butler is
selling piece by piece. During his pres
ent .stay here the general is probably
acrupying tho house for tho last time.
Washington (.'or. Iloston IleconL
IIS fnnil :! linrilinr nf ?i slot- ftininhnp ob
,- - i . . v.. ..l....W. CT
ever used, besides being a powerful dis
infectant. Key West is one of the most peculiar
cities in the world. It has a population
of more than 15,(XX).principallv whites,
but has no chimneys.no show windows,
no brick houses, no tine buildings, no
planing mills, no steam mills, no ma
chine .shops, no farmers driving in with
loaded teams, no country roads, no
country railroads-, no rattle of machin
ery, no noise of any kind, except tha
beating of the wave against the coral
bound shores, and yet Key West, for
its size, does a verv lara manufactur
ing and shipping business.
The Brooklyn bridge is a success.
Twelve million crossings are made in a
year by the people, and the bridge ol
Iects .1,500 a day. The toll for a foot
passenger is but one cent. It is thought
that horses and carriages have been
charged too much money, and the rate
has been reduced fifty per cent, two
horses and a vehicle paying, under the
ruuuceu sciieuuie, oui icn cents, un
doubtedly the care of the bridge will
soon be intrusted to three State ollicers,
instead of the fifteen Trustees who havo
built and managed the structure so far.
There is now no doubt that Mr. Justin
Huntley McCarthy.M. 1'., is tho author
of the clever political play, "The
Candidate," produced at the Criterion,
London, by Mr. Wyndham. It is con
sidered one of the cleverist hits of tho
day. Apropos of these things, there
is said to be danger of another liter
ary law case. Mr. Hugh Conway's
"Dark Days" has been burlesqued "by
... .. w... .....,, HHU V..S. VM 1,1 v taw
is said to be the author of the brochure
bometbing in tne book lias displcased
tliH novelist. Tiipto 1ms hnmi eh.m
interchange of letters, and it is rumored
mere win do an action.
Then there is the genius who keeps a
hotel-a squat, bow-legged, red-headed,
bull-necked terror of the Llano, who
never washes his face, combs his hair
or changes his shirt, and has no use
for a man who docs. Let me describe
this semi-al-fresco "hostelrie," with
all its appurtenances. A large story-and-a-half
shanty that would disgrace
Kerry Patch, winch contains the oflice.
wash-room, sitting-room, parlor and
nursery, all in one magnificent room,
fully 12x12 feet, with a ceiling against
which a six-footer is in danger of re
ceiving a cracked skull if he rises sud
denly. Here, in the most fraternal
manner, aro congregated around a di
minutive stove, landlord, landlady
fenuinned with halir. sniill'-hnrtlo oml
snulT-stick), half a dozen various sized,
dirty, unkempt, nnlicked cubs (thoy
run to boys principally), progeny o"f
the landlord and landlady, some half a
dozen cowboys in leather breeches and
spurs, redolent with the intoxicating
aroma of cows, filth and West Texas
whisky which latter is by far the
loudest and most offensive. Several
regular boarders and a forlorn travel
ing man or twn nnmnlptis tht. inlo .fill
anxiously awaiting the signal to enter
the banqueting-hall. from a Late
48 & 50 Limestone.
Hoar and Wendell Phillips.
Judge Rockwood Hoar, of Massachu
setts, writes a correspondent,! a neat
way of saying sharp things, and at the
? roper time, too a gift not possessed,
believe, by his brother, the senator.
His bon mots make their way to Wash
ington quicker, it seems, "than tbey
travel about in dignified Boston. He
was met by a friend of his in Tremont
street on the day of Wendell Phillip's
funeral, when nearly all Boston had
turned out to do honor to tho great ora
tor. "What!" exclaimed his friend,
"you here, judge, and Mr. Phillips'
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iuiiui.u uiiviug piaeu.
"I don't o. ject.I am sure," remarked
Judge Hoar, as he walked quietly on
without saying another word. He and
Mr. Phillip's had been enemies for a
number of years. It is well known that
Mr. Phillips quarreled with nearly
overy promiment man in his state, But
ler.pcrhaps.exccpted. Some one asked
Judge Hoar the other day, when ho
was in Washington, how he" accounted
for this curious fact. "Ahem!" said
Judge Hoar, musingly,"! can't account
for it upon any other'thcory than that
neither ever succeeded in finding an
adjective in the dictionary mean enough
to apply to the other."
Australia has ninety-three species of
snaKes.iiiiy-cigui venomous ana tnirty
A Youiir Woman Who Had a San.
An occasional personage in society
is the young woman who does not in
the least care for the companionship of
other women. To her an afternoon
tea or a "hen lunch" is like soup with
out ialt- It does not at all matter that
the women may be bright and clever,
leaders of fashion or notables in a
worldly way, after all thev are but wo
men, and all the bright talk, all the
ready smiles, all the grace and manner
that are current coin at such gather
ings, are but awful wastes of- raw ma
terial. If she is a person lacking in
refinement she does not nearly disguise
her impatience, her absolute weariness,
her conviction that hours spent with
them are lost. And even if she is tact
ful it is often annarent tlmt. Iir mnn.l
and manner inti-nd ommm inimmr,,.
and the gentle endurance of a boredom
she cannot escape. When the men
come in it is like the lighting of a the
ater by electricity. All the dimly
guessed feminine attractions Hash into
view. There are smiles, laughter
comes readily, repartee is quiet, arch
ness most arch. To this young woman
tho man is as a glass of" champagne.
He is literally and figuratively the sun
of her existence. A'o Orleans Times-Democrat.
The Single Woman.
There is no sweeter and more inter
esting character, whether iu fiction or
real life, than the spinster who has, for
some good reason, refused a lover's
proposal, and being now past the hour
of old maid. Tho ordeal through
which she has passed seems to have re-"
nneu uer iceimgs, anu ot itselt insensi
bly drawn to her the regards of all who
know her history. Such a one is emi
nently lovable and sympathetic, for
ward in all good works, tho warm
friend of married men and women, tho
confidante of many a tender passion.
Age does not wither the beauty of her
disposition. She never slanders, never
retails ill-natured gossip; but on the
other hand, though prompt to put in a
sensible word on a crisis, does not deem
it her mission to set all the people
around her right. She makes an ad
mirable aunt, and is very neccssarv to
a largo circle of cousins. Man)- a
young fellow on the threshold of life
bears a kindly remembrance of her for
the good nature and tact with which
she helped him to steer clear of shoals
where he might otherwise have been
Tho now aqueduct for the extension
of the New York water works will w.