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BY ELI P. AKE.
IRONTON, . . - MISSOUEL NEWS AND NOTES. A Summary of Important Events. . aBBBSBBSraBaBBBBTHptaaaaBBSsMaVaeB Emile de Girardin, the French journalist and statesman, is dead, aged 75. Governor Austin has issued a proc lamation declaring quarantine on the Texas coast, beginning May 1. The complicity of the Grand Duke ITicholas in the plots of the Nihilists haying been made clear, he has been sentenced by a decree of the Emperor of Russia to impris onment for life. ' The funeral of Beaeonsfield took place t Hughenden on the 26th. The Prince of Wales represented the Queen, and other members of the royal family and a large number of the nobility were in attendance, The breaking of the Sny Levee at the bead of Sand Slough, lust above Hannibal, If o. , on the 25th, caused the inundation of a large section of the fertile bottom lands ad jacent. Several ice-houses were carried away. Bradlaugh presented himself at the Speaker's table in the House of Commons aid claimed the right to take the oath. 'He was called upon by the Speaker to withdraw mnd was removed to the bar by the Sergeant- at-arms. : Another audacious address to the Czar has been Issued by the Nihilists, point ing out that the indiscriminate execution of those concerned in the assassination of Alex ander II. has only served to strengthen the Tanks of the Nihilists by driving many luke warm malcontents into the. extreme faction of the party, i The President has appointed John K. Boles, of Hudson, Mich., and William Mc- Michael, of Philadelphia, members of the Board of Indian Commissioners. Col. S. D. Sturgis and Lieut. -Col. J. S. Mason, have been detailed respectively as Governor and lieutenant-Governor of the Washington Soldiers' Home. ' Secretary Kirkwood has tele graphed J.Milton Turner, of St. Louis, Pres ident of the Freedmen's Oklahoma Associa tion, that the question of the right of colored people to settle upon lands of Indian Terri tory would be submitted to the higfiest au thority, and if Turner desires to be heard he should come to Washington at once. Mean time no attempt must be made to enter the Territory. An American company has been formed to build a line of railroad in Mexico, to be called the Sinaloa and Durango Bail road. It is to extend from Altata, on the Gulf of California, 120 miles north of Mazat lan, to the city of Durango, in the State of the same name, a distance of about 220 miles, At Durango it will connect with the Mexican Central Railroad, which will extend from the City of Mexico to the American frontier at El Paso. Official figures furnished by the Post-office Department show the annual pay on ninety-three "star' routes out of 9,225 was raised between lettings of 1873 and Jan nary 1, 1880, from $727,179 to $2,802,214. The regular appropriation for the star-route service for the year ending June 80, 1880, was $5,900,000. Of this amount $2,802,214 Was absorbed by the ninety-three routes noted, leaving $2,097,786 for the remaining 9132 routes. ' Venkor predicts for May : Snow-falls In the lower provinces of Canada about the 6th and 6th ; about the 3d frosts are probable In Central and Southern Illinois, with rain and snow prevailing in some localities. After the 10th, however, hot weather maybe expected. Between the 20th and 25th there will probably be cloudy weather with rains, and vegetation will have ad vanced considerably by the 24th of the month. Between the 20th and 25th the weather will probably be cool. The month will end hot and sultry., . The Farragut statue was unveiled at "Washington, D. C, on the 25th, with im posing ceremonies. The Executive mansion and buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue were decorated with bunting. A large procession inarched through the principal streets, made up mainly of naval cadets, veterans, and members of the G.A. It. A salute of 17 guns having been fired, Secretary Hunt intro duced President Garfield, who accepted the tatue in the name of the country, after which ex-Postmaster-General Maynard re counted the services of the dead Admiral and paid a tribute to the officers of the navy. Hon. JJ. Y. v oorbees made the closing ad dress. 1 The completion of the Atchison, To- pekaft Santa Fe Road to Las Cruces, N. M., was celebrated with imposing ceremonies Speeches were made by Don Miguel Otero, ice-r resident of the ew Mexico & South crnPaoifie, for the railroad company, and Bon. J. B. Newcomb and A. J. Fountain for the people of Las Cruees. After the peaking the road was formally baptized with pure native wine, the product of the famous Mesilla Valley, of which Las Cruees Is the center. Among those assembled to witness the celebration were hundreds of men and women, with heads white with age, who never before saw a railroad. Las Cruces is 1,500 miles from St. Louis and fifty miles from EI Paso, which place the track will reach about the 15th of May. Charles Heath has made an addi tional statement te the Boston papers, re garding the burning of his plantation build ings in Caldwell Parish, La., referred to by Senator Dawes fn his recent speech. He Bays Judge Bridger,who is quoted as discred iting his (Heath's) statement, is in sympa thy with his enemies, and that Woolew, the man selected to appraise the property, Is a half-brother to one of his most relentless persecutors. Per contra, the New Orleans Democrat publishes Judge Bridger's statement, which is indorsed and corroborated by parish afficials, and also by prominent citizens said to be of both political parties. It is alleged that the Heath place was assessed at only $2,500 and was mortgaged for $11,000. The improvements destroyed by fire were ap praised at only $1,400, but insured for $4,000. The opinion is said to be general that the place was burned to recover the Insurance xaoney. - PERSONAL AND GENERAL. Thomas J. Brady, late Second As sistant Postmaster-General, publishes the following card in the National Republican: " Vou will please say for me that all charges, direct or indirect, affecting my integrity as a public official are absolutely and unquali fiedly false." - ' ' French troops have occupied Tabar ca, and the Tunisian garrison left before the French force landed. . Dervisch Pascha, with 10,000 Tur ish troops, attacked and defeated the Al banians near Uskup.- An Indianapolis coffin factory was burned on the 24th. Shamokin, Pa., has had a $100,000 fire. Near Ozier, HT.M.f on the 22d, a pas senger coach on the Denver & Bio Grande Bailway jumped the track and rolled down an embankment, 150 feet. Mrs. C. Dectodedat, James Lynch, D. G. Brewer, G. Hall, L. Isaacs, D. C. Wilson, D. C. Shoeles and one unknown were killed. George In man, George K. Page, D. B. Brewer, N. J. Brewer and several others were wounded. The residence of S. Ball, Mayor of Salinas, Cat., was burned the other night. Ms. Ball and two children were suffocated. A daughter of John Haley lost her life by the upsetting of a boat at Charles town, W. Va. She was attending- a funeral at the time. John Gutmpher, a Hungarian who had been asleep for some three weeks at the Allen town, Pa., Poor-house, Jumped out of a window the moment he awoke, falling 25 feet, and will probably die from his injuries. A TWELVE-TEAR-OXD SOn of H. D. Root, of Beading, O., hanged himself with a halter because his father threatened pun ishment if he persisted in playing with an old musket. B. W. Hext and John Conner, re spectable citizens of Miller, Ga., quarreled about five cents, the latter receiving a death wound from his antagonist's revolver. At Boston, Mass., on the 23d, James Tracy was arrested for inflicting wounds up on Mrs. Elizabeth Pape from which she died soon after. The town of Greenville, Plumas County, Cal . , burned on the 23d. Small-pox is epidemic both in the Sandwich Islands and China. At Bartwell, N. C, Henry Hill, col ored, was banged for murdering Thomas Skeltoa, the Jailer of Hart County. Andrew Pell, also colored, was banged on the22d, at Monticello, Fla. , for the murder of J. H. Whitaker in December last. Wm. M. Greenleaf, a grandson of the President of the Franklin Insurance Company, was arrested at Denver, Colo., on a charge of forgery. A stage bound for 1 Paso, Texas, was stopped and robbed, sixty miles west of San Antonio, recently. The two robbers se cured 75 cents. The executioner Troploff received 100 lashes for mismanagement in the hanging of the Nihilist, Michaeloff, whose rope broke twice. Willie Taylor, a twelve-year-old son of John A. Taylor, of Warsaw, Ky., while sliding down the banister railing of an outside stairway fell to the ground, a dis tance of twenty feet, Sustaining injuries about the head from which he can not re cover. Four persons, formerly domestic ser vants in the Imperial Palace at Constant! nople, have been arrested, charged with the assassination of the late Sultan, Abdul Aziz, A prairie fire threatens property at Fort Omaha, and the garrison has been called out to check Its progress. The somewhat improbable story comes from Panama that the Treasurer of De Lesseps' Canal Company has absconded with $6,000,000 in gold belonging to the company. It was at first reported he had committed suicide, but the truth is now said to be admitted. The police of St. Petersburg continue to seize printing presses used for seditious purposes and arrest the workmen. Four companies of the Fourth Cavalry have been ordered from Fort Biley to the Ute region. Mrs. Thompson, wife of ex-Repre sentative J. D. Thompson, of Lewis County, Ky., was drowned while crossing a creek in a small boat with her husband. A twelve-tear-old daughter of Daniel Spicer, living nine miles north of Newark, O., was burned to death by her clothing taking fire from a burning brush heap. At Marshalltown, Iowa, on the 24th, a young and pretty Bohemian girl, Mary Brooks, was shot through the heart by her sweetheart, James Oderback, while she was drawing water from a well. They were on good terms, and no cause for the act is known. He was arrested. J. W. Robb, a prominent lawyer of Astoria. Ore., was shot dead in his office on the 26tn. 'ine murderer believed to be j. G. Robeson, with whom Bobb had some legal difficulty. The steamer City of Austin, of the Mallory Line, was wrecked on Pelican Shoals, mile inside Fernandina bar, Florida, on the 26th, and is a total loss. Boat and cargo both well insured. Levi Hecht & Co., merchants, Po cahontas, Ark., have failed; liabilities, $200,000. Advices from Panama state that the town of Buena Ventura was destroyed by fire on the 12th. Loss $1,000,000. Three persons were burned to death. Fifteen thousand people are homeless. James T. Fields, the well known publisher and author, died suddenly at his home in Boston on the 24th. He was born at Portsmouth, ST. H., Dec. 31, 1S20. A number of persons, mostly em ployees, were seriously injured by the burn ing of a box factory at Greenpoint, N, V. An Omaha dispatch of the 26th says : All the buildings on the levee have been abandoned, the water being twenty inches higher than during the late flood. On the Council Bluffs side the Chicago railroads send their passengers two or three miles in skiffs to the transfer depot. The Minnesota and Red Rivers in Minnesota have overflowed their banks, causinjr great destruction to property. Will Little and Nathan Lynn, em ployees in a mower and reaper works at Younsstown, O., were crushed to death by a car of lumber. , Hattie Mosley, a servant . girl at Middlesex, Pa,., is thought to have under gone the supreme agony of being buried alive. Upon opening her coffin it was found that she had tried to free herself, and her countenance plainly exhibited the mo4 in tense suffering. ' President Garfield has appointed the following Government Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad Company for the en suing year: S. T. Everett, Cleveland, O. B. H. Bailer, Racine, Wis.; Chas. B. Peck, Port Huron, Mich.; Geo. W. Frost, Omaha, Neb. ; and A. Kountze, New York. ; : The President has designated the fol lowing as a Board of Visitors for West Point Anson Stager, 111.; Milo S. Hascall, Ind. Chas. A. Bautille, Maine; Geo. S. Green Rhode Island; Henry B. Ledyord, Mich.; S, S. Laws, Missouri; D. C. Buell, Kentucky, Seventeen indictments have been found against R. L. Lindsay, of land fraud notoriety. Seven are for forgery"in the first degree and seven in the fourth. Nine in dictments were found against John Brady and four against Herman Schuster. North Carolina will vote upon a prohibitory amendment to its Constitution on the first Monday in August next. State Prohibition Convention, recently held at Raleigh, was attended by delegates from every county in the State, and an active can vass will be inaugurated by the friends of the movement. , Mrs. Sarah . Howe, President of the Ladies' Deposit Bank at Boston, has been convicted of the frauds with which she stood charged. The Texas & St. Louis Narrow-gauge Railroad is now open for business to Corsi cana, 203 miles from Texarkana. W. L. Payson, builder and contractor, lately of the firm of Payson & Lmdley, miss ing from Halliston, Mass., is alleged to be a forger to the amount of $20,000. Besides this bis liabilities are large. Lord Beaconsfield's will leaves Hughenden Manor and all his other prop erty to his nephew, Conyngsby Ralph Dis raeli. Two cadets and four sailors were killed, nine men seriously and two officers and seven men slightly injured by the burst tag of a shell on a training-ship at Wilhelms haven, Germany. Craig Mitchell, a colored voudoo practitioner, was arrested at Louisville, Ky, charged with an indecent assault upon a young girl at Frankfort, who died from the effects. The penalty for this crime is death. Teabont & Valleau, dealers in stock, grain, etc., at Decorah, Iowa, have failed for about $200,000. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. April 22. A colloquy took place between Messrs. Sherman and Beck concerning the dilatory -proceedings. Mr. Sherman declared the doctrine the minority should rule danger ous and revolutionary. Messrs. Harris and Sherman engaged in a brief discussion ot Mr. Kiddlebergcr, and Mr. S-herinan said he did not know what the majority would do, but the fact tnat it should 'be compelled to ininK oi -wiiiis n wouia uo enowea a revival of the doctrines of 1861. After a dis claimer by Mr. Bnmside of any intention on Wednesday to reflect upon nny Senator, Mr. Jonas took the floorandthe Heath mutter was revived. Mr. Dawes joining issue with Mr. Jonas. Mr. Hawley read extracts from a speecn oi tne "reconstructed rebel. ex-Uov-ernor Brown of Georgia," to which Mr. Brown replied, and then the Senate adjourned until Tuesdav next, as the Farragut statute will be nnveuea aionuav. April 26. Mr. Edmunds asked leave for the Committee on Judiciary to 'felt during the recess of the Senate, if that should ever occur. to pursue Investigations on the subject of DanKruptcy. wituouc ODoction leave was granted. Mr. Jones, of Florida, replied to por tions of Mr. Frve's recent speech. A vote upon motion to go into executive session, to the surprise of both rides, was announced yeas 21, nays 20. This was explained by Lamar, wiio, paired witn snerman, naa uu wittinglv voted. He obtained leave to with draw his vote, and the motion was then lost. April 27. A resolution by Mr. Morgan, making consent by this Government a neces sary precedent to the execution of projects for the transportion of sea-going vessels across the Isthmus connecting North and Boutn America, was reierrea to tneuommit-, tee on Foreign Relations. After several inef fectual roll-calls tne usual motion tor execu tive session was lost. LATE NEWS ITEMS. Mr. Butler addressed the Scnato on the 28th, reading from the record a recent colloquy between Burnside and himself in which he said he would resign his seat if he did not prove that there had been a bargain between Mahone and Republicans. While making no charge against the Senator from Virginia, for whom he bad the kindliest feel ings, since that gentleman and his friends had charged the Democrats with revolution and treason, be felt it bis duty to vindicate his position by citing in detail the argu ments which, in his Judgment, showed con clusively that such a bargain bad been ef fected. He was replied to by Messrs. Burn side and Hale. Republican Senators in caucus on the 2Sth interchanged views concerning the "dead-lock" situation, and suggested the advisability of providing for the transaction of some portion of the accumulated execu tive business at an early day, but adjourned without taking any definite action. A ferry-boat crossing Fox River, between East and West Elgin, 111., upset on the 28th, and the passengers, of whom prob ably thirty-three were school girls, were Bwept down the current uttering heart rending cries for assistance. The first re ports say twelve persons were drownt d. Four Louisville (Ky.) school boys were killed by lightning on the 28tb. The embargo on street-car traffic in St. Louis, caused by the conduct ors' ard drivers' strike, practically terminated on the 28th, when the principal lines resumed Lusi ness under the protection of the entire po lice force of the city, backed by the Police Reserves, who remained under arms at their armories all day. Fortunately the riotous proceedings which accompanied the earlier days of the strike were not repeated, and no collision occurred. The companies made a partial concession to the demands of the strikers in reducing the hours'of labor, and many of the old employees resumed work. .T. L. French, Chief Clerk in the Contract Office, Post-office Department, has been removed after refusineto tender his resignation. He was Mr. Brady's right hand man. Henry D. Lyman, who for sev eral years filled the position, has been ap pointed to succeed Mr. French, and he will be for the present acting Second Assistant Postmaster-General. The Ohio State Greenback Conven tion is called to meet at Columbus on June 15, to nominate a full State ticket. - Northcote will succeed lieaconsneld, and the Duke of Richmond will lead the Conservatives in the Lords. ' It is probable that the New York World's Fair project will be abandoned fcr lack of support. It is believed that Chili will annex Peru. . v ; MISSOURI STATE NEWS The notorious train robber, Mike Roark, who wis the leader of the train rob beryonihe Santa Fe Railroad in January, 1878, and of the train robbery on the Council Bluffs Railroad in August, at Winthrop pleaded guilty in the Criminal Court at St Joseph and was sentenced to the Peniten tiary. The railroad and express companies have pursued him and his gang relentlessly, and to-day they are all either in the State prison or killed. An army of witnesses was present at Roark's trial and he only antic- ipated his conviction by pleading guilty. A portion of the St. James Hotel, at St. Joseph, fell in on the afternoon of the ith. The foundation on the north side gave way and the building crumbled to the ground without a moment's warning, Strange to say no one was seriously injured Most of the guests were in an adjoining building at dinner, or there would have been much loss of life. There were five persons in the hotel office on the ground floor, but they heard the falling brick and escaped unhurt. A lady named Mrs. Boyd, who was lying ill in the second story, was buried in the ruins, but the shape in which the timbers fell protected her from serious injury. She was removed within ten minutes after the fall of the walls. There was intense excitement. In a short time hundreds of men were working like heroes to remove the ruins. The giving way of the foundation was caused by water soaking into the wall below the surface. The Grand Lodge of the Knights of Honor, at its recent session at St. Louis elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Past Grand Dictator, J. W. Branch Grand Dictator, Rev. W. Pope Yeaman Grand Vice Dictator, A. C. Sheldon Grand Assistant Dictator, Jay L. Torrey; Grand Reporter, Peter Keiffer Grand Treasurer, S. C. " Bunn; Grand Guide, E. W. Fowler; Grand Chap lain. Rev. J. H. Maple; Grand Guardian, E. S. Hill; Grand Sentinel, J. H. Byers; Grand Trustees, David Thomas, S. P. Griffiths, E. H. Brockman; Representative to Supreme Lodge, J. W. Branch alternate, Judge Givens. A horrible murder is reported from Brownsville, Saline County. Elijah Kriton was a prominent resident, owning a large farm in the vicinity. On Saturday he was in Brownsville and disposed of some cattle, for which he received $250. It is probable that he was watched and followed to his home. Just before the bank closed he de posited $200, and then had about $73 left In his pocket. He rode home and arrived about supper time. While waiting for sup per he went into a field to see some stock about 400 yards from the house. That was the last seen of him alive. Nearly an hour later a member of the family went to look for him. He called for Kriton, but receiv ing no answer an alarm was raised and a search began. The body was finally found He had evidently been knocked down from behind with a bludgeon. His bead had then been beaten untN the skull was crushed, his pockets had been rifled and everything of value taken from his person but his watch. There is no clew to the perpetrator of the awful crime. At Oxford, Worth County, the' other Sunday night, Sam McAtee and Henry Har ris started, in company with two young la dies, to church in a two-horse wagon. Robert McCord insisted on going with them, This being objected to a scuffle ensued, first between Harris and McCord, in which neith er was hurt, both parties desisting by mu tual consent. McAtee and McCord then be came engaged, the latter with his knife and McAtee with the wagon-wrench, with which he struck McCord a terrible blow over the left eye, from the effects of which he died in a short time. An inquest was held, and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts stated above. ITcAtee waived an ex aminatlon, and will await the action of the Grand Jury. There is a widowed lady in Platts burg who has five trained cats. On a bed in a sleeping apartment are to be seen five little pillows, handsomely decorated with lace, fringe and gay ribbons, and on these the five cats bunk along side of this lady of strange fancy, with their heads on the little pillows. When she gets ready to retire, she gives the word of command (calling the cats byname), To bed 1" and every cat at once takes its place on its little pillow for the night. A large hotel is soon to be erected at the Corum springs, near Kearney, Clay County. A number of farmers from Illinois have recently purchased farms in Clay County. The following new rule in regard to chancery cases was adopted by the IT. S. Circuit Court at its recent session at Jeffer son City. In all chancery cases tried before the Court each party shall file with the rec ord, five days before the trial, an abstract of the evidence upon which he relies, stating briefly and concisely the material portions thereof, which abstract shall be read on the trial in lieu ot the original ; provided, that in case of dispute as to the correctness of any part of such abstract, the same shall be de termined by reference to the original. The St. Louis street-car strike cul minated in a riot on the 2Cth. The Missouri Company offered its conductors 15 cents per hour and its drivers 12 1-2, but they refused to accept it. Eight cars were run out, manned by outsiders, amid Jeers and hisses, but soon returned to the stable. One driver was struck by a brick, and many car-windows were broken. . Some unknown ruffian thrust a knife into the horse of Police Cap tain Fox. Many arrests were made. Tetru & Marcoe's carriage shop at Sedalia was burned on the morning of the 26th. Loss about $5,000; insurance, $4,000. Bettie Barnes, a notorious colored woman of Jefferson City, committed suicide the other day by taking morphine. For a number of years she has been keeper of a disreputable house, and has served a term in the Penitentiary and several Jail sen tences. She had accumulated quite a hand some property by her nefarious business. It is well known that certain fowls Al their digestive apparatus with gravel and pebbles, which act as millstones in grinding up their food. Recent inves tigation shows that other animals are addicted to similar habits on a larget scale. Seals swallow stones weighing from one to two and even three pounds each, while one investigator found, not long since, ten pounds of these, boulders in the stomach of a sea lion. Ilawleyvillo. Conn., claims to have had for a resident the oldest person in the State, in Sirs. Honora GrifBng, a native of Ireland, who died recently igea iui Tears. Another Railroad Horror. Cubtos, Iowa. April 21. An appalling accident occurred on tbe Koek Island Division of the Chicago, Milwaukee Ft. Paul Railroad, fonnerlv known as the Western Union Railroad, eight miles below thli city, and one mile below Albany, I1U, at 4:20 this morning. At that hour tbe express train south, due in Hock Island at six o'clock, was passing- along at Us usual speed. It had just left Albany. As the train approached tbe trestle bridge, two hundred or three hundred feet long, over the Meredosla Iiiver, near Its point of Juncture with the Mississippi, tbe en gineer gave the usual short whistle; but the bridge must have appeared all right, as be did not slow up. When within a few feet of the bridge the engineer must have then noticed a suspicious appearance, as he gave two or three short, sharp whistles as signals of danger. Then immediately followed a crash, board for three miles in either direction, as the whole train went down into the terr.ble rushing waters. The Meredcsia is at very high stage from the overflow of the Rock River bottoms beyond, and an unusual torrent bad unlcrmined the trestle, so that one hundred feet of It g-ave way as the engine passed upon it. The train was composed of tho engine, tender and three ears, tbe for ward car containing the baggage, express and mail; tho second car contained eleven pas sengers; tho rear car was the sleeper, and cor.talned three passengers and tbe colored porter. The engine, tender and the two for ward cars went down Into the liver. The sleeper went partly over and hung on the verge at an acute angle. , The engine and tender, with tbe engineor. William West, and tbe fireman, name not learned, went down out of sight, and no sum of the locomotive or men has since been seen. The engineer is believed to have bravely stuck to bis throttle, when he might possi bly have saved his life by Jumping. Tne express messenger, Danlei Ellitborpe, and the baggageman, Samuel Flanagan, had just gone luto the passenger coach before the accident, and they, with tbe hrnkeman. Henry Meyers, tbe conductor, Thomas Fuller, all es caped by climbing on top of the passenger car as it was sinking, and leaping thenco to tbe top of the sleeper. Meyers bad bis collar bone broken and bad to be helped out. Elli tborpe and Flanagan were both badly bruised Three passengers in the rear car escaped by climbing out of their berths up through the rear end of the car in their night-clothes, but afterward recovered all their clothing. One of the gentlemen run back to Albany In bis nights-clothes in tbe rain and roused tbe neigh bors. Meantime, tbe passenger coach, with Its eleven occupants, settled into tbe stream, and floated off across the water thirty rods to an island, where It lodged, with only a foot and a half of tbe upper part out of the water. For tunately, the forward end was badly broken, and out of this one man groped his way, and. with the help of a train man, pulled out a lady and girl, who were tho only female occupants of the car, except another child, a girl two years old, who was drowned. The mother and daughter were lescund with great difficulty, and were in a badly-bruised condition. The daughter bad two or three ribs broken, and was otherwise badly huit Internally. Two men and a lad of sixteen bad, in some way, climbed out of the car before it floated away, and rot on top. As It flouted by the ap proach to the wagon bridge, which was carried out by tbe flood yesterday, they Jumped ahore, one man and a boy escaping, tho other man falling into the river and be'nx swept under tho car. Of eleven passengers In tho car, only live have been found. Tho others have been drownsd. No one knows the names of any one of them, except tbe lad above ro fcrreJ to, who lot bis brother-in-law, with whom he wa en route from Pine KlvcV Wis., to Omaha, and Dr. I.undy. The boy positive ly refused to give his name. Nothing is known of the names or destina tions of tbe ttve adult passengers drowned. except of the Wisconsin man and Dr. D. W, Lundy. Tbe latter got on tbe Ill-fated train at Albany, and was drowned within sight of bis borne. Ho was a well-known, highly esteemed physician, whose loss Is deeply felt, and be is widely lamented. He was only going to the next station below to see a patient. The Search for the Missing Jeanette. A recent Ban Franclsoa telegram says: " The naval officers composing tbe Jeanette Relief Board have completed their work and submitted .their report to the Secretary of tbe Navy. It is expected that the Instructions by the Navy Department to Lieutenant Berry, of the relief steamer Mary and Helen, will vary little. If any, from tbe recommendations ot the report. After reviewing the course which it was known the Jeanette intended to pursue and the circumstances under which she was last seen, tbe report recom mends that the Mary and Helen should leave Ban Francisco about June 1, to arrive at Her ald Island the middle of August. She should visit on the way Petropaulovsky for arctic clothing, dog sleds and do? food; thence to St, Michaels, to St. Lawrence Bay, to East Cape, to Cape Serge Car rin, to Jolnlnson Bay, to Herald Isl and; thence to the southeast coast of Wrangle's Laud to seek for cairns or other no tices from tbe Jeannette and examine .tbe coast of Siberia near tbe Theuktscb villages. If necessary the steamer should winter at sme harbor on the southern or southeastern end of Wrangle's Land, or on the Siberian coast as near as possible to Wrangle's Land, so aa to make sledge Journeys to the east, coast of Wrangle's Land. They should nut remain in tbe Arctic more than one winter. The Instruc tions should be given subject to the discretion of tbe commander. Tbe relief vessel Mary and Helen is described in tbe report as new and strong, with a speed of eight knots under steam and fast under canvas. She Is the only vessel that could be procured for the purpose, was specially built for Arctic navigntion, and. with some necessary strengthening. Is the best means In reach of tbe Government. The re port closes with an expression of belief that the Jeannette should be considered safe until news of her disaster is received." Extraordinary Exhibition of Strength. Own of the most remarkable feats ever per formed in this section was wit nensed In tho high rid leading out from this town in the direction of Shoe Heel, this morning.- A farm er about seventy years of age. named Mere dith Gaddy, drove Into town in an ox-cart aft" er a load of corn. He rot ten bushrla nf thia grain, purchased a few articles for bis wife ana cmiamn. tooa a iew annas or mountain whlakr. and atartpd fnr hla hnmo dftun n. off. The ox, which was a sorry one, a diminu tive specimen or mat usciui animal, after gct- tlnor about Ore milfni from hm could not be forced to move a step further. Nothing daunted, old man Gaddy unyoked the ox. took him out. and mitt In ir iha rnka mi Ma own neck drew tbe loaded cart the rest of the way home, which ws about ten miles, uu bill and down hill. The ilkprmlnnt nM trudged along the highway with bis burden. . - . L 1 I - . jecrca bi vj toe cmiarcn, ana an object ot general interest to tbe passers-by. Upon reaching borne Gad4y carried his load up to tbe front portico. He remarked to his wife, that If "that HttlO OX hadn't bonn an ArrrA obstinate I would havo put him In the cart and arawn mm aion? Dome, too. Gaddy is tbe father of twenty-one children, of whom there re two pafrs of twins. Although aovnntv years of ago, he is regarded as tho most pow erful man in this count v. LundH,, i v i- Special to ChlMift Time. The State Acrienltura.1 Dpnrtmttl of North Carolina has been experiment ing ir the cultivation of jute with the most satisfactory results. America at the rate of J . 000 per month. Biographical Sketch or Lrl Beacon. Held. BnrjAaTTg Dtfa&cu was bora la London on tbe SIM of December, ISM. HU father was laaao Disraeli, known as the author ot several literary works, among them tbe famous Curt osiUes of Literature." Ills mother's mslden name waa BasevL and she was the daughter of the architect of that name mbo was killed oa tbe 1Mb of October, 1541. by falUnr from a tower of Ely CatbeiraU He receive4 h's Brat education from bU rather and private tutors. Then be studied for tbe bir in tbe oHoe of a solicitor, who took such a fancy to bina that he proposed to make him beir to bis practice. But notwithstanding hla bright prospects, he tired of tbe legal profession and devoted him self to literature. At tbe age of nineteen be visited Germany, where be remained. until 18JJ, when be returned to England and pub lished bis first novel, "Vivian Orey," whloa created a sensation and waa translated Into tbe principal languages of Europe. H is great am bition was to obtain a seat In Parliament, but It was not gratified until bis thlrtr-seooad year, when be waa chosen as a representative of tbe borough ot Maidstone to tbe Bret Far llamtmtof the reign of Victoria, having been twioe defeated when running for High Wy combe, Buckinghamshire, as a Tory-Uadlcal, and again when running for Taunton as a Con servative. Up to this time he had published, besides Vlrtan Grey," a satire In one vol ume, entitled "The Voyage of Captain Popa nula.' bis second society novel: Tbe Young Duke," a novel called "CouUrinl Fleming,' a psychological autobiography, a glittering oriental romance; "The Wondrous Tale of Alroy;" "The Rise of Iskaooer." founded oa Bcanderbeg's revolt against the Turks la the fifteenth centuryt tbe politioal writings, What la Her" "The Revolutionary Epic," M The Crisis Examined. and A Vindication of the English Constitution," ernbo lying his political views; tho sarcastic and pungent articles In the TUnr signed Hunnyraede, tbe love story, "Henrietta Temple," and tbe novel "Venetia," in which Byron and Shelley figure. His first speech la Parliament was a failure, and was shouted down by the members. He closed with tbe following words: "I am not surprised at tbe reception 1 have experienced. I have begun several times many things, and I have often suooeeded at last. I shall sit dowa now. but tbe time will come wnen you wU bear me." And indeed it waa not long bvfoi e he was heard, for In 1439 already be made a speech which was listened to with profound attention. Soon afterward be published a five-act Spanish tragedy, the "Count Alarcos." The same year be married the widow of Wyndhara Lewis, to whose swoet and noble chnraeier he testi fied by dedicating ono of bis novels to bit "perfect wife." He was now looked upon as the leader of the half literary, half political party then gaining promlneooe In Kngland, and his next novel Conlngsby; or, tbe New Gen eration," gained a wide circulation because It was regardeJ as a statement of the views of that party, and because several public men figured lit It as characters. "Sibyl" and "Tan cred" were published respectively In IMS and 1847. Of the three last-name I books he blot seif says In the preface to bit collected works (1S70: "They form a trilogy, tbe object of which was to delineate the origin and charac ter of English political part lea." His savage attacks on Sir Robert reel for his free-trade poicy now caused Disraeli to be looked upon as one of tbe chief members of Parliament, and In 1849 ho became tbe leader of tbe Conservative party. During tbe same year ho published aMorraphyof bis fatbor, and. In 18'A a memoir of his frionJ Lord George Bentinck. In March. 18.V5, when Lord Derby was at tbe bead of tbe administration. Disraeli was made Chancellor of the Exchequer and a member of the Privy Council. Tbe same year be went out of office with Lord Derby, In December. After Lord Falmerston's down, fall. In February. 1S5S, be ajatn becime Chan cellor of the Exchequer under Lord Derby, who was succeeded In June of tbe same year by tbe Palmerston-ltussell Cabinet. During this administration, as well as during tbe fol lowing Russell-Gladstone Ministry, he led tbe opposition In tbe Commons. He again be came Chancellor of tbe Exchequer under Derby. In I860, his chief politioal action being bis support of tbe Reform bill, signed by the Queen August U, 1S87, extend ing the right ot suffrage to all house holders In a borough and to every perron In a county baving a freehold of forty shllp lings. Tbe Earl of Derby resigned la February, lues. Disraeli then became Prime Minister, which post he retained until Decem ber, IMS. when be was succeeded by Glad stone. In 1470 be published "I othalr," which reached a circulation ef 80,01V copies In this country. The peerage offered htm In isei he declined for himself, but be accepted It for bis wife, who became Viscountess Beaoonsfleld. He became Prime Minister again In February, lhTI. after the resignation of Gladstone, by whom be was again succeeded on tbeTtsth of April. 9fO. Soon afterward be was created Earl of Beaeonsfield Hla wife died December ti. 1872. The family Disraeli settled first In Spain and then in Venice. . Benjamin Disraeli came to England In I'M. He married In 176S Sarah Vlllareal de Seproot, by whom be bad on child. Isaao Disraeli, tbe father of Lord Bea oonsfleld. Mother! Lore A Koxaircn In real life is exeltlng this Uwn. Last evening a Mrs. Wilton, about tblrtyflve years old, stated to the police that three years ago, while living In Galveston, her husband stolo her little girl, then six years old, and since then she has followed ber bubaadand daughter through Ohio, Iowa, New York and other States, in one of tbe Western Btates she came face to face with them la a church, but at the conclusion of the servtors a by stander. at the father's direction, held bee fast until be escaped with tbe child before she had a chance to state her case. Since then be bas seen nothing of them, but h. d traced them to North Adams, and here she asked tbe co-operation of the polio. It was found Ibat a child answering the (tunntua t.. i.. living with a family at I'owoal. Vtand4u mg toe aay toe woman received notice that It would bo restored to hr la.t ni-K, .v.. Rlcbmon 1 House. But reveral hours of wait ing were fruitleas. To-day tbe girt was found with a family livlnr on Church dm .k- she was left yesi erdoy. She did not recognize r raomrr at nrt, Baving been led to believe ber dead, but to-nlo-ht t father Is supposed to naae found work as sd overseer of a lumber-mill across the Una A'ortA Ailanu (Has.) Succia). The metric BVatni nf wairrVit a mrA measures is advancing In the United States. It was legalized here in lRf,8. D1 has now bnen mart nhliminn v. the Marine Hospital Service and the United StatM rvat -., tv. Boards of Education of several Statea have introduced it in while a knowledge of it Is required for w uiush ut uurcoijces. x ne multiplicity of a mmM vvuiiut MS-4M hurope au outgrowth of the feudal system was long a barrier to commer cial intercourse. Until recently thero were more than ono hundred measures there bearing tho name of foot, no two of which were alike. aiio aiarm iweive years ago in re gard to tho exhaustion of English coal held led to the adoption of various economical vnal ;, ... u : .v. - " nutvu, IU log making of pig fron alone, are estimated tO Lavn rtrlnAt Vai i " .MV WIJBUIUUMQII UT nearly 5,000,000 tons since 1871. The on It ralli-nari in r?ra.a. t. miles long.