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SANDY NEWS. Aut inveniam riant, aut faciam. ' ' VOL. 1.-N0.13. LOUISA. IA WRENCH CO.. K Y.. DECEMBER 24, 1885, , ; FERGUSON & CONLEY, Fntllishers. AWFUL SUSPENSE. A waiting Tiding of th Fat of Imprisoned Miners. Thirty Warkni Skat Ik bjr Torr.at of TValer trass NaakeB Lauds. Rabticokb, p4., December 18 Ths drop ping out of th Ixil torn of laroswsmp, covering m.nl men, end filled with million of Ration of water aoeumulated from tlia lau heavy .now and rains, caused the flooding of No. 1 htope of tba ftluqu.hanu Coal Company, that will Bioat likely bs atlnilt with ten-Ibis loss of Ufa, ai upward of thirty ruen and boys ra now Imprisoned In tba al, from which tlu'r aasuit no tartp. exiupt by Hgglt'lS tlii"l to theru. Two hundred nd fitly other miner and bora .war at woik Id tba .Int. whan tba "T ru.hiiia lorranU rama In ukb lh.ro. Mm dropped tbeir pick and shovels, and dri Bar aud dfor boys abandoned ib.ir places, nd bun led to Ilia mina oil I lata through which they could reach tba aurfana. Tha wtir rushing through tha gang-ways waa aocouipsuied by tons of i-oal dirt and bun mina Unifier, which bad been turn from theli plaresby tba force of the current. - As th workmen nti-rd the gangway toe raiia tba lr waa up to tbeir aula. It waa InipnasiM for tha mn to keep thair feet, and they war twant along with tha tmreut unul llicy secured firm holds on tba walla and recovered tbeir foothold.. Mevvralllve ate nippoeed to hare been lost .In tba gangway, but who they are can not I laarnad until all tha men who eeraped bare reported to the mining Iowa. Another ltof men In trying to escape, found tba main ojieniwg to tbalr wonting place logged up with debrla, and they were rouuiellcd to relrare Utair sb-m until they reached tba foot of tba air ah ft, when to pea wera lowered to tbein, and one by ftta thuy were rid to th surface, where they ware received with joyous ahouta of wefrom by thousand of people who bad gathered. A. aoon a pna-lbla an alarm waa aounded at No. I and ehafu, the workings of wbirh are connected with thoea of the elope, and are of Blurb greater depth. Tha woikmen war removed aa epeedlly aa pneP la, and all ware out be fore any water rame lnu either shaft. All Minlee ai.it ru matMrial hail ra. moved A round the fan house at th slope, . where all new. from tba mine ia received, Bra gathered ii-srly two tbntieand people In night waiting fur eotne tilling that will tell them of tha fata of tbe Im- I'rieoned below. Kuperinlendanl Morgan buy Ueulng Instruction to volunteer relief corps, who are now engaged in driving a new tunnel to reach tha ni'B. Wives with children In lblr arm, aged fatbera and mother, and brotheraana si'leis, are tearfully watching every throb of the ponderoii fan wbirh la sending para air Into tba mine. 1 heir bleached aim bag- Card looking (a- eadrnote Intrneemffeiina. ut they bie HKaiu.t fata. Nuthingwlll le led undone that will aava tha niaa If Ibev are still alive. Dr-itrictlve Firth. Jacbokviu.i, Fl.., December IT. Aflra broke out laat night In Hubbard's ware house on tha dock and waa destroyed to g.tberwiih tba warehouse of Benedict ft Co. Abel block la badly gutted; Huen'i billiard parlor waa destroyed with a num bar of other building, entalmg as sgTa (aUloMOf itan.un. faii.Aiiaixnit, r"., December IT.-Jsmes JV. Cooper rabinelwar factory, thla olty, washnrned to-day. I.oa, ji),ixij; Insur nre .l,UJO. Cixt ikkati. O . Deoenilier Oo. Feld- ttamp A Bro's chair factory located In tha Doltulus, was completely guiteo ny lire ia niaht. Lim a Unit fcrflMI. At 8:4& tbla morning fire wa diaeovered In tha War Vinegar Factory, on Third street, near Urand CVntral Depot. The fi ra ongluated In the furnace room. At tbia hour 4 IS there ia no butt of saving tha rartory. I me or t ir the fire waa communicated J to tba shed of theCJtand Central Depot, Out was extiuguohrd without loss. ... Uadtrgroantf Wlru Is Chleijt. CuttAOO, Decemtier 18 There ara, aa nearly aa ran be estimated, about 15,000 mllra of wire in Chicago used by tha tola- Kraph, telephone aud nlectrlc light com panio. Last Deronibrr there warn shown in liaabnuLl.tlinmilea of wire underground. Hlnne then the work haa been actively go ing on, and during the present year about thire tlinfs that acjount haa ben put out of sight. By May I all tba wlrea in tba IIUMIirsi Wirtllrll III ll rilf sr. i'ini w lie uiwlni eroiind. thnush It will IlllihalllV take at least ti n years to place all tha sun throughout tha city mere. Tritoitbi Utteri"Ci. MtimiD, December 18. Tba Quean Ba int to-day refused an audience' to tba Duka of bnvilie, cousin to tna lata iving. Tba Duka was thnrougUly angered by tha eefn.al nf the Chieen to reoeiva bfm. and has onenlv anil nnlillclr swiken In aliuie of her. Ha bunsta that (Jiieen Christina will aoon be furred to relinquish tha Rrgenoy, nil that. m.Uimn Nahel will renlaoa her. These doclaratiotia bava causail a senna tioa of no small interest In Madrid, and it la very probable that the Duka will be prosacuiea loroisioyai ufcMiiaiives. a us i A k- c..;-ii. .r Twain. Vaeee S SBHII-fl 0.IVI.1 .i Nw Yontt, Dooamber 18. Forth third time John Hannon, aged twel va years, was ' arraigned before J u tire Smith In tha - Police Court thla morning charged with at- lixnlln. In tjlre hia own life liV 0Sllini The father of tba boy stated that the boy not m achnol when sent, and when anoken to about his conduct went off and deliberately planner! to ena di enience. tlURUca nun LU cuiniiiivtu j""". "' be suicide to the Catholic Protectory. Ail Heir to Twtnty Million. .i p. nucemher 18. Recorder Rao dall to-day recorded document of great Interest, it being aa agreement uatween u. nnrf. .ni Hush Caufleld. whereby tha two latter are to manage an enormoua estate left Enrly ny a graniunvn" many. Tba fortune is estunewd at fwOOO,' UM Uie will pi-WTiw-l- . meutof a National Brink, a tbettsr and a free ofaureb for the poor. m uir " vorry, sun oouoDy. Snnlenotd to b Hanael i CtnnouTON, Mo., December 18. ThTr dlotof the Jury In thaoaeeof tbo Btate) vt. Joel Anderson and Laurel Buugh finding than guilty of murder in the first degree . .. j . Tl. unused much urprls. Tboy wera trlerl Iwfore on the Moil CBirro, uii wp" priaonmeni for life, but obtained a now irlal, which reulted aa above Judge Davie veaterday eentonred thetu to be iUnged en Vbe 13th of Uorob next. TEKRIFIO EXPLOSION. The Roller Berate Killing Ts Maa Bad Caoalug Oreat Daelraetloa of Property. KianviLLt, Tutu., December IT. At half-past 4 thla morning, people living la the neighborhood of Bart Henaley'a pork- parking establishment in the Ninth Ward, were aroused from their slumber by a terriflo eiploelon, which shook houses to their foundations on both afdea of tba river, and ianvd tba nearest Inhabitant ont of their bed. A large crowd soon col lected. Tha first to enter tba building were attracted to the boiler-sheds by criea for help from a pile of debris where the hoi lei sheds had stood. They went rapidly to work, and aoon uiled from uniler a pile or micK ui 11 ..r 1. 1 , , .. .Ii,n.n mm T4nrv Wai narka and Lard Wheeler. Tha latter was deail. and tireaeti'U'd a most sickening tight, hi faoa, bal, bends and legs bavins bewn horribly enabled by grease that baa escaped Imin the tank, Ills right leg waa broken at. the li.- sndictrical Icjurle have been sustained. MclV birter waa alive, lataliy lujuie.1. being sevetiy bruieed by falling brick and more or less scalded. In vesUgati,.B showed that the Kieaae tank located in the holler aheds had exploded. The tank was meile of boiler iron, six feet in diameter and twelve fret high, with a capacity of aisle barrels. No one seemed able to aocvunt fur the explosion. NOTED DESPERADO. Twenty-aevea Haralarlee and On Murder Charged Against Hlea Logded la the Heehvllle J alb RocKvii.ix, Ino., Deci-mher W. Charley Roberta, the noted dsierado captured at Danville, III., Saturday by Detective Klal.L of Terr Haute, and K. 8. Oregery, of the Chicago aud KaUra lllinoie Itailroad Company, was brought hero tbia evening from the Terre Halite -Jail by Hheriff Musaar and two deteclivee by order of the County Commissioner and locked up. lie broke out of Rock ville's ten-thousand dollar lall two veers ago and escaped to Missouri, where be waa located by the oflirers niinierous tlmaa. but eecaied bv hie destiarate fish tin and bandy uaeof the revolver. He i suspected of the murder of J. H. Murphy, killed In bi store at Jarksvllle, Kouutaiin Ckiunty, tii rea years ago, end robbed of (I -riu. No evidence could be found against Roberta until a ear ago, when a iiersnu was found whole willing to swear that Kotiert waa In tba house at the time of tbe murder. Roberta says ha cau prove an alibi, aa he oominilled a buigfary the night of tbe crime. Th-re are tent eaveu caae of butglary against him, mostly all In thl. ronnty. He waa the leader of a gang of bulgier, who have been tenors to tbia pai-t of the country many years, the majority of whom, rirvtt Kulherlin, Bob Hail, nam Buxton and Iba Betty, are now aerving long temis In the tienitentiary. He la a deeneiate man. and bis dariiia- deeds have terrorised Western Indiana. The egicre- gaw ictrnid for Itoberta arrest will prob ably reach f 'aUU. SIXTEEN VESSELS BUNK. And K cores of gallora Kroweed Terrible . Werh ef a Vyrlona at t uloa. PxRsMA, December 17. Colon haa been visited by a cyclone, which haa done great damage. It ootumenced on tbe 2d lost. about 4 p. m. and tbe next day lulled, but recommenced again with terrible aeventy. All the slesmert in port put out to sea for eafetv returned, and bad again to put out. Tha damage to prnMirty haa lieen very heavy and the loss 01 lire most serious. Tha following veeele were nnk with their crews: Holdrn, Kanian, Blanch Orlalan, Atwood, Ariel, Vruuan, Orian, Lvtitnn, Aveliiia. Blella, ( ettalina, FigH. Douiflas, and twoothora whoa names could not be ascertained. Tbe lain poured down in tor rent and a tumble gale nf wind f rum tbe North-east set in. Tbe Royal Mail new freight of fire was detrti)ed by tbe storm. Wharf No. 4, belonging to the Panama Railioad, is almost drmnlifdied, tha rails having been torn up and the earth works dealroyed by the force of tbe tornado. . A DETROIT TRAGEDY. Positive Proof That frank Knoeh and lilt Whole Family Were Murdered. Dkthoit, Mich., Decemlior 17. Yester day's tire, In which Frank Knorh, with hit wife and two children, were burned, now prove to be an appalling murder. This crime wat suspected yesterday, but the finding of a revolver with all tbe cartridges dle chaieed waa all the evidence then secured. To-night a post- mortem examination of the noaiea wa mane, anu rt-sum u m jinim posit vely substantiating tmt theory. Bullet bolea and )-raliber bullets were found In the skulls of both Frank Ktiocb and hit wife. No tunpicion attaches to any one at yet. The funeral waa held this af ternoon, all four bodio being plaoed In a tingle coflin. WITHOUT A PARALLEL An Iowa Mas DrlveaTwo Chlaela Through Ills Own Head. Druno.nn, Ia., December 17. A caae un paralleled in tba history of tuloldre occur red here yesterday. John Mueller an old resident and proprietor of a small marble shop, wat observed to be acting strangely running about and gesticulating wildly. About 9 o'clock an expressman drove up to hit door to take a monument to tbe cem etery, and waa bonified to aee two stone cutters chisel" sticking Into Muellcr't bead, which be asked the expreaetnan to drive in further. Mueller had drivon one chisel about eeven inches longclearthrongh his head, just in front of the topof the earn. After doing thla he drove another one through tho center of bit forehead to the depth of two inchee. Pbyslcianswerestim. mimed and tbe chisels extracted, lie is ttill alive but in a comatose conditlou. The surgeons say be will die. Tbe act is one due to intemperance. Prohibition In Georgia. ATLaMTA.Oa., December 17. Thit morn ing, In the U. 8. Court, Judge MoCoy de cided the contested election cases growing out of tbe recent prohibition eleotion In thit county. The Judge refused to continue the injnnotlon restraining the Ordi nary from announcing the result of the election, and doctdod tho rase against the liquor men on every point 1 here Is iu the bill adopted a provision tbatOor gla wiuea may be sold, as wine from other States were exoluded. That portion of the bill Judge MoCoy decided waa unconstitu tional aud no winet could be old. Dying With Two Chisels in Hit Head. Drncata. Ia- December lS.-John B. Mueller, who drove two chieele into hit heed with suicidal intent yesterday, d rd after thirty hours of the moat iudotui'ibeblo , uttering - FAMILY'S FATE. rather. Mother and Twa Mltle One PerUh la Their Burning Home. Dctboit, December 16, About 3 o'clock thit morning parties returning from a lodge by way of the Dlx Road, just beyond the city limits, discovered the house of Frank Enoch, a German Lutheran, who kept a farm and market garden, in flamea. The home wa a small frame shanty, and at there were no facilities for extinguishing the fire the place wa wholly consumed. When the ruins had oooled sufficiently to permit of investigation a aearching party was formed. An hour' pristent search revealed the charred body of Knorh and wife. A little distance from both wa found the charred body of a child. Knoch't two children. Heorge, aged three year, and Frank Albeit, aged nine month, were in tiie house at the tune, but which of tbeee the ttody repieeented could not lie ascer tained owing to iia condition. The fire it believed to bava originated from an oil stove which bsd !eeu uwid to beat food for the baby, who bad been sick. Lath Frank Knorh was known to have, money In the bouse, which he had been saving to make some paymenta. Tbe eeaivburs in the ruins found a revolver, and it Is known that Knoch nevar owned one. These two fact lead to the suspicion that murder was coininiiled for tba sske of robbery, aud tha bu Iding then fired to cover up the entile. Ii'he position In which tbe aahea of tha family wera lying would seem to oppose this sunpicloa. How ever, nothing Is definitely known, every thing about tbe house having been com pletely consumed. The tiody of the baby was not at flint found, aud It waa thought Hie flames bad entirely devoured It. Later the searchers found the ci untitling anhet of what had onoa been the youngest child. WHOLESALE ASSASSINATION. Twenty el Han fi aiielseo's Most Prominent Cltlsens lis Intended Victims. SAX FatHCisco, December lit. A moat sensational and startling plot for wboleenle asaaaaination of the most prominent men In thi oily cam to light here late laat night. Bom time ago the polio obtained In formation of the existence of an organisa tion called the Socialistic Revolutionary Association, which, it wat asserted, was composed of ultra-socialistic member. A rinse watch was kept on tbelr movement, and tbe police finally tuoceeded In ob taining the minute of one of tbeir meet ing, held Novemlier VS. From these facta it waa discovered that it wat the intention of the Association to put out of the way aliout twenty men, in cluding W. T. Coleman, Congressman W. W. Morrow, (leneral W. H. L. Barnes, Mayor Harllett, Lulled rltatet Judge I.o n liro Hawyer, Leland Stanford. Charlea Crocker, (lovemor Ktoucinan, the principal police officials, and several other. These namee were placed on the "prospective list" and placed in the bands of the Exe cutive Comniille to carry out tbe order of the Association. The coin mitiee were to devise the best mode of acoompllshlngthe ends of the base plot, and were thus engaged when tbeii work was brought to a sudden termlnntiou last night by the discovery of the Associa tion's headquarter at No. tsm Montgomery avenue, bv the nolira. and tiie arrent of four men 'found In the room, named Julius C. Kooeher, lb-nry Weiseinan, Charles MittellKladt and Oscar hitters. In the room were also found a complete laboratory for the manufacture or Infernal machines. The ineu were taken to the city nnaon. when tiicv boldlv asserted that- they were dynamiter, and proposed to get rid of the cilircns named, and then rare Chinatown. The prisoners also belong to the Herman branch of the Autl-Coolir League. No chnrge has yet been entered against th prisoner. Further develop ments are expected. A ROMANCE IN POLITICS. The Meslran Kolullon Hronht Aboat by Lore for the Most Baautifnl . of henorttaa. . New York, December 16. The brother of Governor Bepulveda, who 1 now here, says tli eutire difficulty lnNetivd Leon, Mexico, originated In the personal rapture betweeu Diet and Uonrnlm. Everyone In Mexico ay bepulveda know that while Dies waa serving hit first term at Presidout, he entered into a solemn compact to so shape matters that tionxale would succeed him. I) In faith fully fulfilled that compact, and so ar ranged matter in the seven great nortlierti Htati s that they all went to (ionrale when the election Occurred. When Uonxaloa. turned the presidency be, In turn, made tlmilnr compact with Dial, that the latter should again be President Thit compact bIko wat faithfully observed, and the two Caesar Ihua divided Mexico Hholtly after Diaii wo inaugurated laat year, (sonxah't approached hiro rora ronewmoi tneirrormer compact. The promise was given, ao (in males friend derlnro. that .lie latter should airain be President. In order to fulfill this Inst compact Uins had but to leave the North ern Htates aa he found them, via. in the bonds of Gonxnle'a adherents. At tint point, says Senor Heiiulveiln, the hand of a designing womnu came between the two Ereat leaner. JJIat since bis nrsl compact ad wooed and won the fairest aenorita in Mexico; the only daughtei 6t Don Manuel Romero Robio. Un fortunately, her noble father ia ambition! to lie President, and therein lies the hiddi secret. Hobio in now Cabinet officer, and with the powerful influence of his daughter he bat cntiKcd Dial to violnte hia last com pact with Gonmlce, and the unmintakHbie signal of thbir surceKt is tho accomplit-hed fnct tlint Coahuila and Nunvo Leon, two powerful Gonrnlcs cilatea, have been over turned and seised by Dies since bit Inaug uration. Tbe heir apparent ia now Robio, ana not uonzaies. Type-Setting Contest, Kitw York, December 15. A type-setting contest between Joseph MiTCHnn, of the Herald, and W. C. Darnci, of the H orld (or tbe championship of the city and Btate, took place here to-day in the presence of a large number of printers The purse con tended for was el.OOO. The trial lasted four hours, beginning ut 11 o'clock. Tbe type was minion, set without paragraph. Bantes fin 'ifh"d bis firnt thoiieand em in twenty-nine minutes and thirty fcectindh. and Mcuann completed bin first tlmutuiiil two minute Inter. At 11 o'clock tune whs called. Mo Catio had tei c.tHVj1 emu and Barnes 7.U5I. Then each man '.en ublir..v,l to correct his OW'ii pronh. IV iieu tiie corrcrlious had been made and tiie number of line de ducted which each bad lit thmtiKh ml tnkos, It wa found that McCann bad 1. emt to bis credit, and Barnes, 6, '.176 McCaun wat devutrrvl the winner. ALL HOrE ABANDONED Of Bavlcg tbe Miners Imprisoned In the Slope at Nanticoke. rweaty-foar Lives Almost Certainly Gone Out III tba Coal Mine. WiLBCtinAitHi!, Pa., December 20. To-day wat tbe gloomiest day ever witnessed iu Na.lllcoke. Thousands of people poured luto the town, In vehicles, on horseback and on foot. Hundreds of them gathered In groups around tbe various working", where they discussed tbe situation of t) imprisoned men. A message was brought bore from Nanticoke thit morning to tbe effect that William Elke bad hern found in the gangway, aud evidently had been dead eevcral houra. At the com pany' office this wa denied. They state that the situation remain nncliangcd.from that of yesterday, though they hourly expect to reach the fetal spot where tho entombed are supposed to be. Tbe rescuing parties are continuously at wor, under nireclion or Dtipcrinienueu Moiean. There is no bone of rescuing any of tiie victims alive. At 8 o'clock this evening tbe rescuing party struck a mas of wet aana, anu iurty-iive suuiuuum uwu were sent in to remove It. At II o'clock an official report was received at the com pany' of lire here to the effect that tbe rescuing party were then within twenty feet of the fatal chamber, and were hoping to reach the imprisoned men by eleven o'clock. 1 1 :U0 o'clock a message was brought from the pit In which the relief tiarvy are at worn, ine messenger rcporwiu bat the men weie atill working vigor nii.lv. but that tbev bad not vet reached the imprisoned miner. From the present outlook it it doubtful if they gain entrance to tbe fatal tloie chamber before to-mor row. Almost as iaRt a t.ne aanu ia re moved it tills in again, and the men aro now laboring under great difficulties. No. I Colliery, where the accident occurred, iiii,tniriii liiinili-wd men and ttovs. I la aut out is tho lowest of anv of the (Susque hanna Coal Company' working, b. ing but 0i0 car-loads per day. The loss to the company will be large, and tbe next three mouths will be consumed in mak ing repairs. During that time the men ami nova win not remain luie. but will be given woik at the other coller- lea of the comnanv. Atl:o o'ciock a. m. a report from Nanticoke says that reecuers finnllv reached the iilace where the men were supposed to be, but the men wore not there. Tue reacutng pnrty are now pnsn- init forward to another chamber, with hope OI liuuing them in a tew nour. WHY HE DWINDLED. A rarmer Carrie a Frog In Ills Stomach Three Years, PAHKKHSBt'no, W. Va., December 20. A ttranga story, woll authenticated, come from Lost Creek, Calhoun County. There live in that neighborhood a respectable farmer named Joseph Donntain, who should now be In tbe prime of vigorous manhood. Alxiut . throe years since Mr. Doun- tain ' began to complain .of pain In tbe stomach, accompanied at time with peculiar , twitching and jerk ing of that organ. These pang were not constant, hut wuro worse at limns wnen Douutain happened to go longer than usual without drinking: water, of which he swal lowed .' ..mense qtinntilies. When be hap- nened to have been at a distance troni springs or streams at work, and waa not enami-a to gei a uruia lor w.-tvii uuuro, the pains and twitch ngt of hit stomach almost throw him into convul sion. Hi physical condition be. cnine almost a wreck. From an un usually powerful man of two hundred pounds Dountain dwindled to a mere wreck of a It A pounds, whose only gratification anil piensuro teemea to consist in supply ing himself with nlontv of drinkine-water. A tew days ago he came to the conclusion, that there was some living reptile or some thing in his stomach. Uaviug arrived at the contusion, be consulted a physician, who irave him a tiowerful emetic which caused Dountain to throw up. After retch ing at.d groaning till ne w:-x iuuck iu tho face, be succeeded lu throwing up an Immense frog, which welched thirteen OUUCO. The relt- tlle was still living nftor getting outside of it habitation, but died in a tow minute. Dountain's intense relief after the success of the ejectment proceedings can better be imagined than described. He is rapidly regaining bis lost manhood, but doesn't drink such immoderate quantitiesof water, lie keens the fiiur in a fur of alcohol, and takes great pleasure in showing hi strnngo tenuui to bit many curious visitors. BREAD ON THE "WATERS. A Dinner to a Poor Man Bring Rich R turns Alter Many Years. PoBixAitn, Mb., December 20. Borne timo ago, while passiugthrough a railroad depot bu this city, tbe attention of U. Thatcher Clark was attracted to a feoble, .poorly clad old man alighting Irom a train. Air. Clark watched tbo stranger a few momenta, lis seemed bewildered, and knew not in what direction to turn. Mr. Clark made a few Inquiries, and learned that the old mail bud ar rived at a stranirecitv. where be had not single friend, fie bad no money with him, Mr. Clark invited the strnniror to hia resi dence and gave him a dinner. As soon as be bad fmihhed hit meal the old man arose, said ar il-liv and went ou bis wav. Mr. Clark nevrlieard from tbe man again un til yesterday, when he received a lottor from a lawyer of Chicago informing him that he bad'hoen liequeotbcd several thou sand dollnr by the old man whom bo found In the depot ana took nume. A Queen Who Stands on Her Dignity. Madrid, December 20. The Duke of Seville, who in resentment of tbe declina tion of Queen Christina to give bim an audienoe on Friduy. publicly vilified hor and predicted that ex-Queen "nbell would eoon replace Cbristiua an Uueen Regent, bat been arrested. The prompt action of the Government in deal Ing with the Duke bat occasioned some thing ot a sensation iu military and other oirolos, and the impression prevails that do spite the strong feeling manifested by the Queen and some of her advisers in favor of leuienoy to past political offenders, yet no publio avowals tending to bring reproach upon the Quoou will bo tolerated for a mo- Sentencd to the Gallows. Pittsdvuoh, Pa., December 10. Edward Coffey, oonvicted of minder in the first degree, tor the killing of Policeman Evans, while resisting arrest, wua refused a new trinl thla nioi'iuiig, and sentenced to oe bunged, ... XLLXTE C0NGKESS. First Session. wAanntnTOM. December IA. Bills introduced: lly Mr. Teller To urovid for tba free and unlimited coinage of the sil ver dollar. benaUir Manderson Kelatlngto pensions. It pensions all per sons wno servea inrsi least one year during the late war and- were discharged upon a surgeons certificate a unut for further aer. vice. Mr. Plumb To provide for the pay ment of bouuiy to certain discharged sol dier of the U. S. Army. By beuator Saw yer To provide for the purchase of tbe Bur geon Bay and Luko Miohiirim Bhlp Canal and Rarpor of Kefufro, conn cting tbe waters of Green Day with Lake MIcMiran, In the Bute or Wisconsin. It appropriate (mono, and directs the Secretary of wr to purchase ine canai ror tne initeu rtates.i u oenator uuttue jo nrovuie loroeiermtmna tne ex istence and removal of inability of the Presi dent to discharire the power and duties of hisolhou. lt provides that on tha represen tation of two heads of department to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the utuiea ciiaies ina tne rresiueni is unaoie to discharire the dutiea of hi office, the Chief Justice ehall convene the Court, and 11 shall determine the ques tion of such alleired Inabtlity.l nator Plumb To extend tbe laws or the United Htates over cei-tatn unorganised ter ritory south of the Btate of Kansas. A num ber of resolutions calUua for Information on special subject from the Executive Depart ment were agreed to. nr. Honr s rreaioen Hal succession bill was discussed by Messrs. Maxey, Heck, Edmunds, Morgan. Call and Bvarts. At 2:60 p. m. the Senate went into executive session and att-.tu p. ut. t-djourned. Hot'. Mr. Browne find I offered a reso lution chanaina the rules so at to orovide that leave to print in the fiteord- shall be al lowed omy wnen a Question is unuer con sideration. Heferred. On motion of Mr. Norwooa (Ua. a Senate till: wat paused rt-raovint; the political disabilities of Alexander K. Lawton. of tieoriria. The dis cussion of the proposed revision nf the rules was men resumed oy siessr. nsnoaii, ma- cock, litirrowa, Holman. Wellltorn aud M ount. Without concludlna- the reneral de bate, the House adjourned at 4:t6 p. m. Warhikuton. December IT. Sxkatb Mr. Mitchell, the newly elected Senator from Oregon, was sworn In. A number of bills were tutrodueed, Includlnt; one from Senator Teller, providiug for tbe Issue of silver certl nettles on toe oeposn oi siannara outinra. bv Senator Jones (Ark.) To orovide for the sale of the Cherokee Reservation, In Arkan sas. Rv Senator Sewell To enoouraire the erection of monuments on.tbe few important Dntt leneias oi ine revolution, ine rresioen tml succession bill was passed without divis ion as rvporu-d from the committee. Mr. buinunas motion ios'nkso nisi parr pro viding for tbe repeal of existing laws dlreot-inu- sn i arlr election was de feated. Mr. Edmunds' hill to regulate the Presidential count, wlpoh was sent to the committee as an amendment to Mr Hoar's bill, was reported favorably at a separate measure and plaoed on tbo calendar, to be teken up at the tirat opportunity. In execu tive session at S:U0 p m . a long lltt'of recess nominations were reierreo. lue oenate i journed at 3:40 p. to. Hiii si In the House the rule wera dis cussed, general debate closing at 4 o clock. Rvcrv am nilment DroDoeed waa voted down excent one to increase tbe meinbershio of theCouimlttee on Accounts to nine. At 6 o'ciock tbe House adjourned. Washinoton. December 18. Sbhatb. Tho inn grunting a pension or .i,uuuayearto Mr. Grant, passed without debaus. Mr. Hamnton lutroduceo a Dili maxim it unlaw- tul for Senators or representatives to re commend or solicit anno ntmcnts to ouica. 1 he resolution of Inquiry In regard to the al leged oriran zation of Dakota at a state was discussed until x o'clock, when tbe joint rules wero taken up and aerreed to. henator Bock introduced a resolution auiborixing the Kinaui-e Committee to Inquire hether tk-otlon mm or tne . ite- vised Statutes, providing for the disposition of co:n paid for duties, has been olKyed. Among the measures Introduced were the following. : By Senator Frye In re lation to the departments or tne army Oi tne Cnlted States. It urorldes that all future appointments, as beads of the departments of the U. S. Army, ehall be officer selected from the army and nominated by tbe Presi dent, and confirmed by the Senate to be such beads of departments for tortus of four lours. It declares that this, provision shall not apply to the head or any department until that office shall first be come vacant. The President may. In hia dlsorctlon, however, at any time, pi nee upon the retired list any existing head of a department, and the retired list Is en lnnred for that purpose. It further provides that tbe Adjutant General, the Quartermas ter General, the Commissary General of Sub sistence, the Surgeon General, the Chief of Kngineers, the t h er or ordnance ana me Pe master General shall be appointed by se treiton from officers of the corns to which they belong, not below the rank of I.louteu- sutuoionei. and snan nuveauringvneirierm, and no lontrer, the rauk and pay of Brigadier General. The Judire Advocate General shall be appointed rrom the oorpsof Juda-es Ad vocate, and have the rank and pay of Briga dier General during his term only. The Chief Biirnnl Officer may be appointed rrom any of the officers or tne army not oeiow capuuu, m rank as Colonel of Cevalrv durtna- his in cumbency In that offlee. The officers of the Inspector General s department are to ne an no. nted as at nresent. uy senator ingans To prevent the unlawful Inolosureof public lands. It is the bill Introduced by Mr. In-s-nlla In tb last Congress. Adjourned until Monday. Hfirtsa.-All nrnnosed amendments to the new rules were voted down, and a motion to strike out the clause distributing tbe uppro- pnarion waa rejected ev lo an. ine re mainder oi ne report waa muu mntm ,,. The Kenate hill arantin a nenslon to Mrs. Grant was called up and passed Price, of Wisconsin, aione oissentinir. ine noiiunr recess was fixed from Mondar next until January i. The House adjourned at 6:!5 n.nn. W.RStiiflTn. December in. 8RSJATR Not In session. Hons. An Invitation to attend tho New Orleans Exposition oeoemoer s, lain on the table. The Sneaker an. nounced the appointment of tbe Committee nn Rnmllml RillB A resolution W8S adontod for the orcatlon of soloct committees on the elect on of President snd Vice President of the united Htatea, on rotorm in tne oivn sur vloe, on ehip-htilldlng and ship-owning In terests, on alcoholio liquor trafno, and on vontllation and acoustics of the House. Mr. Findlsy, of Maryland, trlod to get up the senate presidential succession bill by unani mous consent, hut failed on the smnrestion of Mr. Herd that the regular oourse was to have the bill referred to a oommlttoe. A call nf tbe Slates for the Introduction of bill was objected to. Among other measures the following wera ntroduocd by Mr Brown, of Indiana: Referring to the President the couvrovrsy between the United Stutos nd Venezuela in reirnrd to the award of INM: granting pensions to soldiers f the Moxloan war; Increasing pensions of the survivors of the war of IBIS, and granting arrears to per sons pensioned by special act. Tbe House adjourueu at 1:10 p. ni. , A Living Eleo'rlo Battery. YouifoeTOww, O., December SO. Frank Burnett, aged fifteen, residing with hi widowed mother, ha developed pow- m tnnicst.inir that be Is an ani mated electrio battery. He Is slightly Dtlllb, ana oa uis nnuavu vim..,. . 1. 1 n J.nrtA mnA hun erttclea blttnr vauiuo i.L-, - - that hit natural strength could not - TV.- 1 A i- n.l.U In nml A I n his Mn- natural power, and has always enjoyed good neauo. 1 no vbim mmn tuua mi wjow ae lad to be able to do more than he baa claimed. It la probable medical experts will examine him to ascertain if possible Ule ewjivfc oi ui iaidi. Two hundred lightning; rod points have bien put on (lie Wttsliington Alon- unient. THE COMMONWEALTH. Lontsvllle Leaf Tobaeao Markets Th action of the markst has been deijt sdly more favorable to sellers, but not equally so on all grades, though all bars been firm. Dark and heavy lug and me dium leaf bavt been strong, and crop offer ing in that category have been especially brisk and higher, advancingiScSlMper 100 lb., with considerable sales at a (till greater advance. A spirited competition between a large New York bolder and tb buyer for the Hpanisb Regie is the source of tbe exceptional strength in tbe style de scribed, and there is considerable conject . are as to the probable duration of the con test. Tb point appears to be to prevent tbe Spaniard from obtaining bis needed supplies at cheaper price in Louisville than in New York, and the principal fight i oa ' new crop tobacco. Burley tobacco of all grades bava been more uniformly firm, with low and high relatively strong, and intermedial grade steady. Smoking lugs are still in active demand. We quote a follow for lt5 tobacco of fair to good body and substance. Thin, green, and un rip tobacco sell lower. ' - Dartriud Heavy. Burlev. Common lugs i 00 4 Uk 4 M Medium lUgS.......... 4 2o 4 Ml 4 7t B Good lust 4 504 6 00 t ta 00 Common leaf 4 'Kt fi X ! 7 00 Mednim leaf.. I m 6 50 T tr SO Good leaf f 7i T 6011 9a Faney leaf ...T sow SKI . Klseellanaona Items. Wniti out hunting the other afternoon, John Bhulta, of Nicholas County,- near Little Johnson, attempted to draw a load out of his gun which he could not get to go off, and in so doing discharged the gun, the entire load, which was No. 4 shot, entering hit bead and neck, killing bim instantly. It so frightened hi companion that he ran home and left him lying in the wood and said nothing about it until the missing , boy' father came in search of him lata in th evening. Bhuits was fourteen yean old and tbe other boy ten. At Danville, David Bogle, colored, while playing with a pistol, accidentally shot and killed his sister. A eraciAL from Owensboro states that there was a boiler explosion ten mile east ot there a few day ago, at Williams ft Jolly's saw-mill, by which Henry Parish, an employe, was killed, and Engineer Bur ton, John A. Feck and James Williams wera wounded. Parish was employed the day before, and ia unknown. . Jambs P. Jonxs, a farmer living near Bromley, about four mile from Covington, committed suloide by banging himself to a rafter in bis barn a few days ago. He was sevtnty-one years of age, ' and bad been twice married, and the objection to his third marrUgs evidently was tbe causa of tha suicide. His second wife died a few years si nee, and recently a flame waa kin dled in hi heart. There ia a buxom Ger man widow who resides in the neighbor hood by ths name of Henrietta Lilger. Th old gentleman bad of late been paying oon siderabl attention to her, in fact, h dined at her house, and the matrimonial coast seemed to be clear for tbe old gentleman. Ha declared his love to the widow, and it was generally understood that he had been success ful in his suit. He announced to her that they would be married oa the 16th. He informed his children of the intention, and they tried to persuade bim out of it This seemed to weigh heavily on th gentleman's mind, yet he was de termined to get married. He ate a hearty supper, and left the room and went out for the purpose of attending to some fanning duties. He did not appear at the breakfast table next morning, and a search was insti tuted for him. His body was found sus pended from a rafter in the barn, and near ' it was a family arm-chair, which ths old gentleman had evidently used in putting his bead in tbe nose. His feet lacked about two inches of touching the ground. Four children survive ; three sons and a daughter. Th oldest son left home about eighteen yean ago for the Far West, and his second son left for ths same country about two yean since, and neither ot them have aver been heard of since. The daughter and re maining ton resid In tbe neighborhood. Locisvillb will rest with packing 100,000 hogs this season. Wt. Evins. school teacher near Nicholas vllle, got possibly fatal injuries by being thrown from a horse. Ollik Bkown'b last chance for a new trial was killed by tbe Court of Appeals yester day, and he goes up for life for the murder ot Geo. Freeman, Versailles, two yean ago. Court or ArriALS decides that Mrs. Mary C. Lucas can not legally be jailer of Daviess . County, though tb wa fairly elected after the murder of her husband, former jailer by a mob. She has filled th office and drawn the salary for a year. W. P. Kino, under indictment for ths wilful murder of Louts Young, on Septem ber 12 last, was found guilty in the Circuit Court at Loi.isville a few days sines and sentenced to two years in the Frankfort Penitentiary. Thi funeral of Judge James Pryor took place in Covlugton a few days ago. 'Th members of ths Kentucky bar attended in a body. Buao labs made a raid in Loultvllls, a few night ago. At the residence of Mr Detrlck Ruby they secured property to ths : alas of m At Mr. Cbarls Hotupp't they entered by a back door and departed quietly, taking with them property to the value of 1275. Various other petty jobs, in which property aggregating 5fJ0 was taken, were reported to the police. Kbntuckt fourth-class postmasters were appointed tbe other day as follows: Cen tral City, Muhlenburg County, J. H. Short, vice J. Alcorn, removed; Empire, Christian County, W. T. Rutland, vice G. B. Croft, removed. Tub Baptists of Maysvllle bav received UM additions to the church, membership through the instrumentality of a revival of seven weeks' duration. . ' Thos. D. Anuehsok, of near Crittenden, waa adjudged insane the other sveningsnd taken to tho Frankfort Asylum. John Ghaham, brakenmn on the Louls 1 ville and Nashville Railroad, was crushed to death by cars at LoulsvlU. .