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'Wirim •s Towns In Kentucky by a Destracth^, and Fatal Hurricane.: -2f of tne Worst Storms ever Known Now Passing Over the East :2 mz ysmm' C.uno, III., 8pecial-% tornado last night 'Struck the east side of the city of Clinton, Ky., demolishing fifty-five houses and kill ing eleven people and wounding fifty-six. The killed and wounded so for as ascer tained are: KtDed-John A. Rhode* and two children, Mw. William Bone, Burnett Boue, Walter Nance, John W. addle and infant child of Judge E. C. Hodges, and one other person not yet identified! Wounded—Judge E. C. Hodges, wife and two children G. R. Gwynn, wife, child and lather C. W. Voorbees, child and two relatives Rev. N. W. Little, wife and two children D. Stubblefleld and several members of his family Mrs. Foster and two children Mrs. A. Rhodes and one child (the child will die) A. L. Emerson and two children A. E. Justice and one child William Bone and two children W. P. Boone, Mrs. Johu W. Gaddie and one child Mr. Jackson, Robert Johnson, Sr., Robert Johnson, Jr. (both dan gerously) W. U. Nance, wife and child. THE FIRST HOUSE 6TKVCK was the section house of the Illinois Central railroad occupicd by Mr. John Rhodes and family. The house was torn to splinters, and Mr. Rhodes and two children were killed outright. His wife and one child es caped death, but are both dangerously hurt. The house of Mr. John Gaddies was blown down, and afterward Gaddies was found under the debris with an infant in his arms. Gaddies was dead, but the child was not hurt. The house of Robert John son, which stood on the brow of the hill, seemed to divide in half, cutting in two just below the second floor and letting, the upper portion fall in its place. Mr. John- 80n was in a lower room, and the upper part fell on him, pinning liim to the earth with a joist across his back. His moans attracted attention and he was res cued badly injured. His son Robert was up stairs and was badly hurt by falling timbers. Although suffering intense agony he begged his resellers to let him alone and help some one who could live. His brother David was also badly hurt. The storm struck the town without the slightest warn ing. Many knew nothing of it ^mtil their roofs were falling about their f&ads. Be fore the storm the evening was warm and a heavy rain had fallen all day, but after the storm it suddenly turned cold and a great deal ol'suffering was caused thereby. It is thought the city will be able to supply all demands for help from the homeless and a committee is at work seeking aid. IN THE STORM'S TRACK. The storm which visited Clinton did con siderable destruction to property at Wick iiffe, Ky., and also at Moscow, Ky. The storm at Wickllffe was especially disas trous. The following is a partial list of the buildings destroyed there: John W. Atwood's dry goods store, Samuel "W. Atwood's furniture store, John H. Brown's dry goods store, the Attvood hotel, Odd Fe.'.ows mid Masonic halls and Mansfield's restaurant, Jamc-s Rollins' livery stable and K(1 wards' resi dence. Among those injured are Judge Powell ajid wife, Mrs. Richardson, Wick Ferguson, Mrs. Brockinan and Mrs. Powell. None were killed. A number of freight cars and two cars used as boarding cars were blown from the tracks and badly broken. Meager accounts come lrom Moscow, where the first traces of the track of the storm are seen. There the Methodist church and a school house are in ruins, and in the country be tween there and Clinton there are said to be numerous evidences of the storm's fury, though 110 Jicnce lives were lost. The storm issci 1 north of New Madrid, Mo., crossing io river near a point opposite Mo-cowi northwest to CJinto:: and Wyckliile. The pat 11 of the sioriii was about a quarter of a mile wide, and it left a track of fallen timber through the section of forest it passed before reaching Clinton. THE ST. L0C1S CYCI.OXK. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13.—In addition to those previously reported, the following is a list of those injured, as far as known, iu yes terday's storm: Wilifam Brady, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Charles Miller anil child, Charles Miller, employes of Verheyden Lumber company, Mrs. McQuaid, Mrs. J. Ryan and daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Vere field, M. J. Ackerman, unknown lady, James Mc Cosh, Venzcl llenzel, Frank Kohler, William Brady, struck by the spire of Kmanuel church Benjamin Verefield, blown into a basement: John Charles and two companions, badly in jured by their bupgy being blown over Mrs. Elizabeth Carr and daughter, buried beneath a brick nail. The injuries of several will probably result fatally. Quite a number of people were uried in the debris, but were taken out uninjured. The storm struck Stout & Co.'s lumber yard just as a train was pass ing. Heavy boards were blown through the coaches, but how the passengers were saved from death or injury is a miracle •quite as mysterious as any of the peculiar ^.ircaks of a cyclone. SEVERE STORMS. iDamage by Wind in Various South ern and Eastern Cities. CHICAGO, Special—The rain storm of yes 'terday afternoon gave place to a gale which raged witli -great force and velocity all last night, and which has only diminished with rfce advent of colder weather. While dur ing part of yesterday the thermometer was 50 and CO above zero, it began falling rap idly late last night, and early this morning marked only IS above. The signal service bureau reports the storm general, and tele graphic advices from the West, Northwest, and Southwest fully corroborate this re ,port. The wind played sad iiavoc withthf electric wires all over the West. .'During the height of the storm here the -wind reached a velocity of forty miles an .hour. Reports from Wisconsin. Iowa, .Nebraska and Kansas indicate about the -same weather in those states, the only vari ".atiou being that the blizzard is more in tense .and the snow much deeper in the .north. Dispatches from points in Kansas and Missouri state that the storm has -ceased. No human lives Were lost in the lilizzard so far as reported, -nor was atiy live .stock frozen to death. This morning the weather waa nioderated. At Detroit Mich., considerable damage was done but no build ings were destroyed and no accidents re •ported. Wires arc prostrated in every direc tion arouud Pittsburg. A loeal train on the Grand Trunk road was blown from the track near St. Hllaire. Can. The con ductor, brakeman, mail clerk and three passengers were seriously injured, and sev eral other persons were slightly injured. At Buffalo. N. Y., the wind reached a velocity of ninety miles an hour. A good deal ot tf£nuige was done about town, but nothing Of a serious nature is thus far reported. To night the hurricane passed over the State of New York. At Rochester many buildings -were luirtially demolished, two laborers were killed and several' other persons in jured by falling debris. Steeples of several '.churches were blown down and the Normal :.fichooi badly damaged at Syracuse. The roofs of several dwellings were carried awav. The wall of the Rome, Watertown .& Ogdensburg freight house at Syracuse was hlokvti dowiR W. H. Willis, a carpenter, wwburied under the wall and was taken out dead. A dozen people or more, mostly -carpenters, were injured more or less seri ously. IX INDIANA AND ILLINOIS. The storm did a vast amount of damage throughout llliuois. At Macsburg, a little hamlet near Olney, several residences and barns, together with the parsonage of the M. £. church, were blown down. In the ,nonage were Philip Nicholson and fam y. They all escaped with more or lesa ffi? v. a general store building and another bulld inn were completely demolished, and sev .«rnl won unroofed agd otherwise damaged. '1 A, downand a pwplahdH, butno one waafotallr injured. «l»o done in m«*yhousw SKLW-tf* being un- tomad'o's^h fences leveled in the MSBI HOCB. »,J!LI»!!ARKJ£ai,uXIU8-AW \N- ,y Special.—The wind here reached a velocity of ninety miles an Joying everything before it and outbuildings, barns, trees, tele SenSi T£. ""wphores and Th« wind struck the building of the Canadian Web ro?'and from the trick 'S^Wing the north west walls in upon fifteen girls who were employed in ?ne PM- Alice Efeckon, 0* ^8 broke* and w»» DAaly bruised about the body. The I5JS foot carriage aus- Pf"g}°n bridge that has recently been rebuilt, snapped and fell into the rive. The bridge was closed to travel, but is still standing. Telegraph and telephone wires are down in all directions. The water rose the river, washing away a portion of tlio promende and buildings ol Whirlpool Rapids Park. A TOTAL LOSS. An Elevator and a Steamsnip De stroyed by Fire, BALTIMORE. Special.—Elevator No. 3, on the north side of the Patapsco river, be longing to the Baltimore Elevator com pany and used by the Northern Central Railroad company, was burned to-night with all its contents. The total loss is be tween $700,000 and $800,000. The British steamship Sacrobosco, which was lying alongside, was also totally destroyed, in volving a loss of $150,000. Three of the steamer's employes—the cliicf engineer, whose name is said to be Roby, and two seamen, whose names have not yet been learned—were cither burned or drowned. The origin of the fire is unknown. A gen ii arin brought all the fire engines in the city to the scene, but the combined ef forts of the force proved of little avail. The fire rapidly encircled the elevator and em braced the steamship before she could be run out into the stream. There were 500,000 bushels of wheat and corn in the Inns, and this, too, is entirely destroyed. The following named, all of the Sarco bosco, were injured: Thomas Knight, the colored cook, of New iSS'.,?JMred about the body with timbers Eli Whitside, aoed twenty-four, of Kngland, fact hurt A. J. Robinson of Kngland, bauds and armtt burned Charles AppletonPsteward,of Eng land, hands burued. The British steamships Noith, Erin and Kluo, which were lying aside and were waiting to load, had their masts burned away. So quickly did the fire spread, that the men on the vessels wereobliged to jump overboard into the water, and the excite ment and confusion was so great that many of them did not get ashore for over an hour, having to cling to spars and floating timbers. TROUBLE IN PORTUGAL. The Old Ministry Resigns and. aNew One Will be Formed. LISBON, Special.—The cabinet has re signed. Senor Pimental, the Liberal Con servative leader, voted with the minority at the meeting of the council when the demands of England were acceded to. The king has accepted the resignation of Senhor Barros de Gomes and has charged Senhor Pimental to con struct a cabinet. Piinental's full list will be handed to(thc king to-morrow. Senhor Gomes has personally expressed to Mr. Glynn l'etre, the British minister, hi* regrets at the insults offered to him. The government officially assured the minister that the escutcheon would be replaced, all damage repaired, and all persons concerned in the outrage punished. There is a move ment for the formation of a Patriotic league to put into operation an interna tional boycott against English commerce. The feri'ientation in lie street con tinues. Crop's of stiwi iits congregated ill the streets in il:1? neighborhood oi' the cortes shouting "Viva l'Mrtugal!" "Viva Pinto!" and at a meeting •!'ti'.dents it was proposed to wire congratulations to Serpa Pinto. The rioting sttMents to-day en deavored to force an entrance into the chamber of deputies. But only a deputation was admitted for the purpose of presenting to the president a patriotic resolution. At IX p. m. the streets were still thronged prrsons bearing the national flag. These visited and cheered every legation in the city except the English. Especial demon strations of good will were made at the •Spanish and French and Austrian embas sies. The papers generally give the highest praise to the support received from Prance, Spain and Austria. AGAIN THE CRONIN CASE. A Telegram Said to Have Been Sent to Minneapolis. CHICAGO, Spccial.—A morning paper says that a telegram, which has recently come into its possession, may, if it is followed up closely by the proper authorities, lead to an explanation of the extraordinary verdict in the Cronin case. Thefollowingtelegram was sent Sunday, Dec. 15: Chicago, Dec. 15.—To Matt Gallagher, Fifth Avenue and Lyndale,Minneapolis: JurorCulver will never agree but for acquittal. He's all right. P. H. G. Doubtless other telegrams of the same sort found their way over the wires to al leged patriots in ever city in the country. The state's attorney could easily find out il this is so through the medium of a grand jury, last as lie found out the contents of the telegrams Alexander Sullivan sent and reqeived iust before and alter I»r. Cronin was murdered. Before Judge MeConnell to day the motion for the new trial of the Cronin case came up, and Sir. Forrest, tor the defense, asked that the argument be J'udge iiit off for a week, owing to the absence of Wing, one of the defendants' coun sel. Any further delay was opposed by the Btate's attorney, and, after considerable dis cussion, the court adjourned the argument in the matter until to-morrow. SATISFACTORILY EXPLAINED. CHICAGO, Special Telegram,—The mysterious dispatch sent to Matt Gallagher of Minneapolis by "P. H. G." on Dec. 15, while the Cronin jury was trying to frame a verdict, has been satisfactorily explained by P. H. Gibbons of Minneapolis, the sender. In the dispatch Gibbons stated that Culver would never agree but tor acquittal, and added, "He's all right." He said to night! "I based the dispatch upon the ru mors that were published in the newspa pers and flying around the streets. Perhaps some part of' tne dispatch was a trifle fool ish, but no harm was meant by it. I have always been in favor of the prosecution." Gibbons called on Judge Longenecker this evening, and after telling his story waa readily acquitted of having any knowledge of Juror Culver's intentions. TO ADMIT IDAHO. Arguments For and Against the Newly Adopted Constitution. WASHINGTON, Special.—For nearly two hours to-day the senate committee on terri tories listened to arguments against and in support of the constitution prepared for the proposed new State ot Idaho. There were present Bishop William Budge oi Utah, cx-Gov. Stevenson and John Shoup of Idaho and a full attendance of the members of the committee. Mr. J. H. Wil son of this city, speaking of the Mormons, argued against acceptance of the proposed constitution, which disfranchises Mormons, and asserted that without the Mormon resi dents. who would thus be cut off from cit izenship, the population of the territory is not large enough to warrant making a state. Delegate Dubois of Idaho replied to Mr. Wilson in a long statement, reciting the history of the Mormon church and quoting from judicial decisions in Idaho to sustain his asaertiou that it was a criminal con spiracy. He said it was necessary to dis franchise the Mormons in order to destroy their political power, which keeps them together. ©4 usik/ix it* -ft 1 Summary of the Events of the Week in the Northwestern States. MINNESOTA, A manual training school is to be opened in St. Panl. Thenew.court-house at Winona cost 9127, 775. The Fergus Falls city council has ordered His escapes to be put on all buildings of three or more stories. George Dosey, aged 8, of Pine City, died of hydrophobia. He was bitten a short .time ago by a rabid dog. Capitalists are looking over Stillwater with the object of locating a woolen mill employing 200 hands in that city. George Shaw, a well-kuonn Northern Pa rifle engineer, of Brainerd, died at Winnipeg unction of la grippe. August Anderson, a Norwegian laborer of St. Pnul, has become violently insane as the result of a severe attack of the influenza. The Odd Fellows of Kasson dedicated their new hall in that city recently. It is one of the finest structures in southern Minnesota. Mrs. H. E. Hennessy, of Ked Lake Falls, slipped on the ico while drawing a pail of wa ter from a well nnd fell in and was drowned. James N. Elkins, a St. Paul cashier and bookkeeper committed suicide by blowing his brains out with a revolver. Domestic trouble was the cause. The county commissioners of Clay county have raised the liquor licenses in unincor porated towns and villages in ths county to 91,500. The Minnesota Eight Hour league has made arrangements to have public demon strations in every city in the state on Febru ary 22. The 1'6-year-old daughter of William Pen dergast, of Brainerd, eloped with Chris Wil liams, a bartender of that plaee. The eonple are believed to be in St. Paul. The-citizens of Winona, through ths city council, wiD petition congress to bnild an iron drawbridge acrosB the Mississippi at that point. Halvor Lying, an old and well known farm er, living near Fergus Falls, was tipped over an embankment while driving home and received injuries that may prove fatal. There are upwards ol 100 caees of la grippe reported in Faribault. None have proven fatal ns yet. Some of the patients are quite sick, but not dangerously so. Judge Crosby sentenced Mrs. Ellen Holmes, found guilty of manslaughters iu the second degree to. one year in the state prison at hard labor. The liabilities of J. W. Colmann & Co., dry goods liouse in Faribault, which was closed by creditors, amount to about 920,000. The asserts are not known yet, but probably will ioot up in the- neigbor hood of 910,OOo Mr. Fortier. nn old resident of Cookston died very suddenly at Gentilly, where he had gone to visit his parent'. His family were in Butte and were summoned by niroin timefor the funeral. Kov, Fr. Fayollo, of St. Anne's church, conducted the services. Silas Wilcox, living near Renville, recently dug a well which has turned out ta.be rather eccentric. When the wind is in the southeast there is an abundance of water, but when tiie wind is in the northeast scarcely a drop can be had. The Minnesota river, twelve miles away, is the nearest body of water. The parents of young Sam- Martin of St.. Cloud who hud been a-student at the normal, school,, are anxious to Icam ot his where abouts. He wan expelled from the school for some misdemeanor, and was-then refused ud mittanro to the city school. He disuppenred. tlio next duy, aud no word has been received since. Christian Tanberg. of Marmt-on, Wilkin ""UTlty. committed suicide by taking poison in alcohol punch, lie wan very well known around Fergus Falls, having owned the town site of llotlisuy nnd the town of Tanberg be ing linuied after hiai. He has drank a good: ileal ol late and. rather lost his grip, which, it is supposed, lead him to commit the act. G. W. Thomas, one of Lake City's oldest business men, has made an assignment to-A. J. Greer for the benefit of his creditors. Lia bilities, $9,000 assets, 90,000: Mr. Tliomas was iu the dry goods and grocery business and had a strictly cash trade, nnd his as signment WIIS entirely unexpected. F. IL btnnfl, druggist, also made an. assignment. Liabilities, $1,500, which his assets will nearly cover. Otis H. Itrown, aged 78 years, a resident of the town of Ossen, committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart. He was a very eccentric old man, and among other things left a diary containing, an account of his condition before his death. He also left a funeral sermon to lie preached over his grave, and being a carpenter made coffin in which to be buried. He was spiritualist in religion. NORTH DAKOTA. Twenty North Dakota senators have pledged themselves to support (!uv. Miller's ret renclimcnt policy. Senator Ingnlls introduced a bill to reim* burse George Auld of Dickinson, for loss by fire in the burning of his postoiiice on May 5, 1885. Hahn Knuttson. a farmer living near Thompson, was found dead in hU wagon be tween that place and Grand Forks. He was. a victim of strong drink. The fair grounds buildings were sold at Grand Forks at sherifl"s sale to satisfy a mortgage. After spirited bidding they wre bought in by County Auditor W. J. Anderson. It is estimated that the roilroad companies have contributed, mostly in freight charges, in the neighborhood of 9300,00(1 to the set tlers in the two Dukotas so :ar this season. Collector Peters has derided upon the ap pointment of J. C. Waroock, editor of the North Dakota Capital, of Jamestown, to be deputy revenue collector for North Dakota, with head quarters at Fargo. Geo. D. Lay, nf Grand Forks, has pur chased a half interest in Lewis Emery's bo nanza farm at Emerado for 980,000. Mr. Lay will assume active management of the farm. George Inkster, of Minot, went on the bond of a man accused of stealing and the fellow skipped out for Colorado. Inkster skipped alter him and succeeded in catching him and bringing him back. Nelson's jewelry store was burgalized at Warsau, while the proprietor and clerk were at dinner. The burglars entered by the rear door and took watchcs and rings worth 9000 without being seen from the sidewalk. Charles Sommers, a hard character, entered the residence of John Liston at Grand Forks and demanded the latter's money at the point of a revolver. Liston handed over his pocketbook containing 917 and Sommers took it and jumped the city. North Dakota farmers want the legislature to enact a law whereby counties may furnish strychnine free to be used in poisoning gophers. It is thought- it would be a cheaper way of ridding the country ot the animals than would a lav.- paying a bounty for them. A Minnesela sportsman, named Cornett, while hunting chickens was attacked by an infuriated steer aud in trying to get away slipped and fell, causing a discharge of. both barrels of his gun. The contents struck ths Animal full in the face, blowing the entire top of his hsadoiT and killing it almost in stantly. Ipwlia thsnpptr itm.'VftlWr .Ths'/Hw., is Huim higher thai tor "stafetfaiw. Springs: have burst forth la many places and wells that hare been dry for years are now filling up with water. The attorney general rendered an opinion to the effect that msmbsis of the legislature cannot draw psr diem for the nineteen days of the holiday recess. This hascaaeed a gen eral expression of disgust in ths legislative halls, and among ths numerous clerks and officers. Ths attorney general founds his opinion on what he calls an unwritten law to ths elfeet that there can he no recess for which pay may be drawn longer than three days. A bill has been Introduced into the North Dakata legislature for a constitutional amendment to enable thai state to increase its indsbtsdness from 9739,000 to 91,000, 000. It is argued that there is no other feasible method of meeting the large pros pective deficiency, and that it would be bet ter to have funds for a'l reasonable expenses than to be alarming the taxpayers and capi talliats with constant cry of deficiency, bank ruptcy, etc. The family of Mrs. Copley, who died at Grand Forks at the age of 80, is one of re markable longevity. Mrs. Copley's maiden name was Emerson and she was born in Ver mont. Her father was 94 years of age at the time of his death and her mother 90. A Bister died two years ago at the age of 90, nnd two sisters and a brother survive her— •Mrs. Franklin Golver, of Piano, 111., aged 80 Mrs. Dawley Glover, of Hudson, Wis., aged &4, and John Emerson, ot Minnesota, a Ked 67. In response to a resolution by the house of representatives at Bismnrck, asking infor* mation regarding the location, depth und de velopment of the coal mines of North Da kota, Commissioner of Agriculture Helgeson. located at Grand Forks, finished his report having heard from six mines. The largest mines seem to be along the line of the Northern Pacific, one at Sims having an out- put of 800 tons a day. Another at Dickinson reports the- supply exhaustiess. The depth of the veins range from 4 feet to 22 along the Northern Pacific and from 8 to 11 feet along the Manitoba. Coal mines gen erally in North Dakotware undeveloped and marked from the surface without a shaft. The supply is exhaustiess^ and chiefly located in the northwest part of the state. SOUTH DAKOTA. Henry Leedy, a runcliman near Rapid City, is suffering from a frightful gash in his left leg made by the tusk of a vicious boar. During the past three years no less than thirty-three unfortunates have been seat to the Yankton insane asylum from the Bluck Hills district. A bill will be introduced into the legisla ture by a Black Hills member providing that nine jurors may agree upon a verdict in civil cases. Calvin- (r. Wilson, a pioneer of the Blark Hills, and well-known hunter and trapper of that Bection, died at Deadwood of paralysis aged 75 years. Ex.-Gov. Ordway is confined to his room in Washington with a severe attack of in flammatory rheumatism, brought on by ex posure and overwork. The mines, in the Bear Butte district of the Black HillB are said to be the richest ia that section ot'country, but as. yet little effort has been made to develop them. While watering Btock at a well on his farm five miles south of Marion, Turner county,. Ben F. Fast slipped on the ice and fell intO'thewell and was drowned before help could reach him. A railroad, brakeman named Mallory slipped from the top ot a car at Michigaa City, and fell flat on his back between the rails. Five cars passed over bitu, but asido from t|e-lruises received !ruin the fall he es caped ihjury. The body of Daniel Wright was found by tlio roadside-between Canton and Fairview. It is thought his team ran away, throwing him from the sleigh in such a nmnncr as to break liis neck, lie was about 45 years of age ami unmarried. The members oj the Stats-Fair association will meet at I'lerre to elect officers for the en suingyeaF »ud decide upon the locution for the next'fair. Sioux Falls. Mitchell, Huron, Aberdeen and: Watertown are ull in the race forlocatjon. The nmrriage record of Lawrence county for 188!* shows that eig\ity-nine marriages were consummuted. The o.dest groom was 04 the olilost bride th same age. The youngest groom is 1K the youngest bride John Sundback. of Sious Falls, S. D., will soon be appointed deputy Vnited States marshal for South Dakota under ('. .1. Trye. Mr..Sundback has been sheriff of Minnehaha county for many yea's and is one oft he prom inent politiciansof this pnrt of the state. The houie and contents of Ezra Adair, liv ing six miles west of Carthage. were entirely destroyed by Are on the-7th inst. The family barely escaped with their lives und are left entirely destitute. .Neighbors are taking up a subscription to aid in rebuilding the liouse. Mr. and Mrs. Georgn Engle, ol Canton, cele brated-the sixty-fourth anniversary of their marriage a few days atto. A lar^e number of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were present. Mr. Engle is a native of New Jereey and is S3 years ol" age while his wife is 84. Patrick Ilooney, who was adjudged insane at Deadwood and ordered taken to Yankton, labors under the queer hallucination that.the Bun is gradually dwindling away and that his heart is acting in the same way, and that it will lie but a siiort time befoiv both entirely disappear. John tfarey is under arrest at Rapid City for stesmg a horse from E. T. Holnian, of Hill CitJ^ nnjl a saddle from James Clinton, of the Same place. He "borrowed them with the intention of going to Niggerville, but changed his mind and went to Itapid City, where he tried to sell the property and was arrested. On the way from Hill City to Bap* id City one of Jarey's feet was frozen. The late storm and cold weather has earn ed the river to fr^eteorerat Marion Junction, S. D., for the Anytime this winter andcover ed the ground with snow that lies in drifts from two to fjrar* feet deep. Ths winter in that section df ths state has been so open that the winter supply of hay and grain has scarcely been touched, stock finding plenty of food in the fields. All stock is in excellent condition, but prices ate low. That "there's many a slip 'twixt the cup nnd the lip" was demonstrated at Wanari, Bon Homme county, recently. A young man named Hilzinger and a Miss Boschma were about to be made one, when the father of the prospective bride put in aa appear ance and called a halt. He then demanded a bonus of 950 and an overcoat before the ceremony could procoed any further. The. assets or the groom only reached 911.50 and an overcoat tlrat was much too small for the old maikand so the match had to ho declared a draw. .WISCONSIN. There are 2,980 inmates of the insane asy lums of the state., Mary Albies, the Racine girl who at tempted suicide has been pronounced insane. Mrs. Margaret Murray, wife of a farmer living nenr Brarlion, Fond du Lac County, fell dead while attending to domestic duties. As Mrs. Beverly Woodruff alighted from her buggy atOconomowoc, and proceeded to hitch her horse, the anfmal bit oil hsr thumb. Ths Mississippi river at La Cross* Is sigh- '-VhttMl, Mfs- Tcsch wssswstdsd9«ffsmat* for alleged slander in her suit at Waukesha aguhist Fred Monl Kentlsn, Racine's mayor has caosed an order to he tend that electric light wins must corns down in ths principal strssts. Mniy, ths 8-year-old daughter of John Richards, ofOthkosh, was badly scalded by tipping a kettle of boiling water orerjierself Tlie court authorises Henry Jewel!, assig nee or the various Usyer industries at Fond dn Lac, to continue ths operation of ths factories for oneysar. John Whittaker, a young man at Fond du Lac who claimed to have a fortune coming to him in England, died suddenly at Fond du Lac, Parties from Aberdeen, Dak., have pur chased the- privilege ol bottling the water which wells tip from aspring on the premises of Jumes R, Slausor, at Racine,. In the municipal court at Madison Peter Draper was sentenced to three years iu state prison for stealing a box of shoes from a hicago & North-western freight car. CI Policeman Holz, who was shot and slight ly wounded at Merrill by Handler, the slayer of Dave Sarvls, is able to be on the street. The bullet in Officer Truux's shoulder has not been removed. Louis Brahant, an inmate of the jfarathon county jail, made an attack upon his fellow iriooners with a knife but was overpowered ly the guards. C. J. L. Meyer, the Fond du Lac capitalist, denies that the liabilities of his various com panies amount to9800.000, but admits that they are 9400,000 outside of whatie due him. Mr. Meyer is himself a heavy creditor. August Kautop and Frank Schultz, each 14'yearsold, pleaded guilty at Ripon, to have' committed several burglaries at Ripon, re stored the stolen property, and were senten ced to the Industrial Sehool.- Edward McCarthy, the Wisconsin Central brakeman who waa run over by a train at Burlington, though the amputation of the right leg shove the knee was required, was not so badly hurt as flret reported, and will recover. Mrs. Edwsrd Cahoon, of Rachine. while in1 Chicago, was robbed at the residence of Bev. Mr. Gates, at Morgan Park, by burglnrs who1 entered the house.' Mrs. Cahoon's sealskin cloak, valued at 9250, was taken also her purse and jewelry. Dr. Henry N. Black, who was jailed at Waukesha, about a year ago, on-a charge of obtaining property under false pretenses, has been released on the strength of a recent decision of tlio supreme court in lin case. The Doctor is dying ol consumption. Lauren Noyes, son of Dr. J. C. Noyes, of Oshkosh, arrived home after passing.through a more perilous experience than- generally falls to a youth of his age. Last July he sailed from'Boston on the barque M6osbeam, bound lor Buenos Ayres, the captial of the Argentine Republic, he remained there a short time and arterward shipped on the barque Julius for a return trip. The JuHus was wrecked noar Montevideo, Uruguay, but. Lauren and other Bailors eftuped death by gaining the shore in small boats. The Osh koBh boy afterward Becured passage to- the states, and returned home overland from Biloxi, Miss. IOWA. Through the carelessness of a brakeman two freight tratns collided on a side-track-at Lisbon. locomotives were damaged, but no one was hurt. Kuthven parties have taken in the contract to furnish three thousand carloads of ico- to firms in the south this season. The iee will be taken from Lost Island Lake. In a quarrel over a business matter- at Fort Dodge, Jerry O'Donnell struck William Cavill on the head with a bar of steel, inflict ing a serious wouud. Hog cholera is playing havoc with tlio swine iu the vicinity of Odebolt. It is clamed' the diseaso was imported in several carloads- of hogs recently received from Dakotu. Brother Carthage, of tlio new Mellbrny monastary, Dnbuque, was kicked on.-i the forehead by a horse, und his skull was frac tured. It is thought ho will die. The Creston board of trade, in conjnnetion with the leading farmers in the neighbor hood, hns decided to build a creamery and cheese lactory at that point on an. extensive scaled While hunting near Grandview. Louisa county, the other day Albsrt Thompsoitiwas shot in the side by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a companion. He may not recover. Horse thieves are working the territory adjacent to Charles City. A line -Clydesdale stallion was recently stolen from the stables of E. D. Clark, of that place. Every, elfort is being made to find a trace.of- him., but as yet all is futile. The Waverly temperance, crusade has elosed so far as Francis Murphy is coneerded. Mr. Murphy has addressed the -people on 12 different occasions with marvelous success, hav'iuj secured over 1,000 signers- to his pled/e. Iowa leads all tin states in the potato crop this year, hnvinp .'10.-tint,000 busliela, and an avt"age of 1M5 bushel* to the acre, also tiie highest. Kansas is second in yield, 134 bushels pe acre,., aud the product 10,520,700. Ohio lends.in acreage. While telling storio^ to her. little grand daughter at lier home i."1- Hinswooii, Clinton county, recently, Mrs. i'- Stone, und old resident and pioneer.' of the county, was suddenlyv stricken with, paralysis. As she is over 80 .years. of ago,, her recovery is doubtful. R. L. Tilton, the newly- appointed post master at Ottumwa, has( not been able to take possession of his offioe- for the ipusou that an error was made-in-, tiie- initial letter of his name,, which was.senbtofihe senate for confirmation,.and:asa- result It. L. has to. stay out till he is again.confirmed. A reunion of old. lawmakers' of the territo ry and state of Iowa, will he held at De» Moines on Thursday February 27. All! members.and officers, of'tils-house snd senate,, up to andi including*the- year 1808, nnd ail present members andi officers of the stats- *1 Iowa are cordially innited to attend. The-Francis Murphy temperance crusade at Wavetly, Iowa, isstitt on, and the list of signenkto the pledge, is steadily increasing. Many hard drinksrs have signed and among these one who was.oar» an associate and in timate friend ot President Arthur, audi whose father was once vise president of the'Illinois Cenibrnl railway. This talented personisnow aneathusiastic-temperance worker and has assisted Mr. Msvphy with a neat speech. G. W. Ferguson* of Marshalltownv is ter ribly afflicted with a cancer in liis face. A few dnvs since, lie submitted to a fourth oper ation within a short epace of time, having part, of bis lower lip removed. A lew weeks ago he had his left eye taken out on account of a candor-growth hack of it. He is an old man of 08,. and hit ability to stand so much carving isconsideredremarkable. Itishoped tha last operation will result a permanent cure. Mrs. Barbara Rosier, accused of the mur der ol Iter husband at their farmhouse north of Maryland. Fayette county, last. June, is on trial at West Union. Rosier was a drunk ard and was continually quarreling with his wife. He was found by some boys in bis house witli a bullet hols through his head, bis wife was arrested and confessed to the killing, but claimed that it was dons iu sel( defense. Sho had been married, to Rosier but littls over a year and was hls third matrimo nial venture, his other two- wives having met premature deaths. It is claimed^ through, ktl continued brutality. W-3 I He Was Secreted by Jehosheba in the Temple for Six ?«*?*. .-/-ilYears. Grandmothers are more lenient with their children's children than thev were with their Own. At 40 years of age, if disclipiue be necessary, chastisement is used, but at' 70r the grandmother, looking upon the misbe havior of the grandchild, is apologetic and disposed to substitute confectionery for whip. There is nothing more beau tiful than this mellowing old ago toward ehildhood. Grandmother takes out her pocket hand kerchief and wipes her- spectacles snd puts them on, and looks down into the face of her mischievous and rebellions descend ant, and says: "I don't think he meant to doit let him off this time I'll be responsible for bis behavior in the future." My mother, with the second generation around her—a hsisterous crew—said one day: "1 suppose they ought to be disciplined, but I can't do it." Grandmothers are not fit to bring up grandchildren." But here, in my text, we haven grandmother of a different hue. I have within a lew days been at Jerusalem, where the occurrence of the text took plaee, and the whole scene came vividly before me while 1 was going over the site ol the ancient temple aud climbing the towers of the lting'e palace. Here in the text it is old: Athaliah, the queenly murderess. She ought to have been honorable. Her father was a king. Her husband was a king. Her son-was a king. And yet we find her plotting for tbe extermination of the entire royal fam ily, including her own grandchildren. The executioners' knives are sharpened. The palaoe-is-red with the blood of princes and princesses. On all sides are shrieks, and hands thrown up, and straggle, nnd death groan. No mercy! Kill! Kill! But while the ivory floors of the palace run with carn age, and the whole land is uuder the shadow of a-great horror, a fleet-footed woman, a clergyman's wife, Jehosheba by name, Btealtli il.v approaches the imperial nursery, Beizes upon the grandchild tlint had somehow as yet escaped, massacre, wraps it up tenderly hut inhastoi. smuggles it againther, flies down the palace stairs, Iter heart in her throat lest she be discovered in this Christian abduction. Get her out of the way as quickly as you can, for she carries a precious burden, even a young King. With this youthful prize she presses into the roots of the ancient temple, the church ol olden time, unwrapB the young King, .and puts him down, sound asleep as he is, and unconscious of the peril that has been threatened and there lor six years he Is serrated in that church apartment. Mean while old Athaliah smacks her lips with sat isfaction, anditliiuksthat all the royal fami ly are dead. But the six years expire and it is now time for young Joash to-come forth and take the throne, and to push buck into disgrace and death old Athaliah. The arrangements are all made for political revolution. The mili tary come and take passession of the temple, swear loyalty to-the boy Joash and stand around for his defense. See the sharpened swords and tlio burnished shields! Every thing is ready. Nowr Joash, half affrighted at the vociferation of his admirers, is brought forth in-full regalia-.. The scroll ot authority is put iuhis hands, tlie-coronet of government is put on his- brow, and the people clapped, and waved, and huzzard, and trumpeted. "What is that.'."'said Athaliah. "What is that sound over in the temple?" And she flies to see, and on her way they meet her and say: "Wliy, haven't you heurd? You thought you had slam all the royal family, but Joash has come to light." Then the oueenly murderess, frantic with rage, grubbed her mantle nnd tore it to tatters, and cried until she foamed at the mouth "You have no right to take the government from my shoulders. Treason! Treason!" While she stood.there crying that, the military started for her. arrest, and she took a short cut through a back door of the temple, and ran through the royal stables but the battle axeB of the military iell on her in the barn yard, and for many a day, when the horses were being unloosed from the chariot, alter drawing ost young Joash, the fiery steeds would snort and reair passing the place, as they smelt the-place of the carnage. The first- thought I hand you from this subject isthat the extermination of righteous ness is an-impossibility. When a woman is good, she ia- apt to be very good, and when she is bad, she is apt to be very bad, and this Athaliah was one erf the latter sort. She would exterminate the last scion of thehouse of David, through whom Jesus was to come. There was plenty of work for embalmers and undertakers. She would clear the land of all God tearing and God loving people. She would-put an end to everything that could in anywise interfere with her imperial criminality. She folds her hands and says "The work iB done it is completely done." Is it'.' In the swaddling clothes ol that church .apartment are wrapped the cause of God. and the cause of good government. That is-the scion of the house of David it. is Jousli the Christian reformer it is Joash, the frrend of God it is Jonsli, the demolishes of Baulitish idolatry. Rock him tenderly, nurse him frently. Ath aliah, youimuy kill all the other children, but you cannot kill him. Eternal de'enses are thrown nrotted him, and this clergyman's wife, Jehosheba, will snatch him up from the palace nursery, and will runupamldown.with him into thehouse of the Lord, aud there she will hide him for six years, and at the end ol that time he will come lort-h for your de thronement and obliteration. Well, my friends, juist us poor a botch does tile world always mukeofextinguishiugrigiit eousness. Superstition rises up and xiivs: "I will just pnt an end to pure religion." Domitian slew 40.000 Christians, Diocletian slew *44.000 Christians. And the- scythe of per.sw-ution lias been swung through all the ages, and the flumes bissedj.and the guillotine chopped, and the. Bastile groaned bnt did the foes of Christianity ex terminate it? Did tiiey exterminate Aibati, the tirst British sacrifice or Zuinglius, the Swiss reformer or John Oldcastle, the Christian nobleman: or Abdallah,. the Ara bian martyr or Anne Askew, or Sanders, or Craniter? Great work of extermination they made of it. Just at the time when they thought fhey bad slain all the ray^tUfamily of Jesus, some Joash would spring ap and out* and take throne of power, andi wield a very scepter of Christian dominion.. Infidelity soys: "I'll just exterminate the Bible," and the Scriptures were-thrown into the streft for the mob to trample on, and they were piled up in the public squares and set on fire, nnd mountains of indignant con tempt were hurled on themt. nnd learned universities decreed the Bible- eat. ot exist ence. Thomas Faine said: "in my age of, reason 1 have annihilated tike Scriptures.. Your Washington.is a pusillanimous Christ-, lian, but I am the foe of Bibles and of churches-" O, how many assaults upon the word! A'l the hostilities that ha%e eve» been created on eurth are wit to tie coatr pared with the hostilities against that one book. Said oneman, in hi* infidel despolia tion, to his wife: "You mast not be reading that Bible." and he snatched it away from her. And though in that Bible was leak of hair of the dead child—the only child that God had over given them—he pitched the book with its contents itoto the flre,andstined it with ho tongs, and spat on it aad cursed it, and "aid: "Susan, never have asy more of t.hat- damnable stuff here!" How many individual and organized at tempt* have been madeto exterminate that Bible! Have they done it? Have they ex-, terminated the American Bible Society? Have they exterminated the Britieh mid Foreign Bible Society? Have they extermi nated the thousands of Christian is* gtitntionsi whose only ob.'ect is to multiply copies of the (criptures, and thro* them broadcast aronnd ths world? They have antertninnted until tn etead o' on* OR two CAJIIM of the Blbtt ia oar taonri sd—in should lis] sal ex tine 1 J?-***"*'-1 f* \, Bible, and this Ji would coats out and toiM throne and tha AthaliS persecution would fly out door of the palace, ana dton carcass under the hoob af tfcs Kings stables. Ton. Cannoh Christianity! YoucsnnotkiBJi •'?$ PARIS, Special.—-The Rsv. T. D» Witt Tai nt age, D. D., of Brooklyn, preached in this citgr. Hs Is making his way home, which ho •zpscts to teach in ths early part of Febru ary. Dr. Talmace's text was: "Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jccam. sister of Ahas iah, took Joash, the son of Ahaciah, and stole htm from among ths King's sons which were slain and they hid him, even him nnd his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. And he was with her hidin the house of the Lord six years."— II Kings, xi, 2, S. He said: tins: Ths ssctmd thought that my subject is, thattbers are which we msy save royal lue. TjM'' that profane historria renlets with! of strangled monarch* una of young who hare been put out of tfce wny. •tory of young King suvui^HoSry she hushed hfas, lest by his cry be hinder eape. Fly with him! Jshoshsbn, you hoM'tV your arms the cnuss of Ood nnd good government. Full, and he is SUM. hucceed, and you turn the tide of tfcr world's history in the right direction. Ik seems as if between that young king and his assassins there is nothing hut tne truB arm of a woman. But why should we spend our time iu praising this bravery or expedi- tion when God asks the same thini nnd me? All around us are the children ot a great king. They are born or Almighty parentage, and will come to a throne or a crown, if permit ted. But aiu, the old- Athaliah, goes forth to- the massacre. Murderous temptations are out for the assassination. Valens. ths emperor, was told that them was somebody in his realm who would usurp his throne, nnd thnt the name of the-man who should be the usurper would begin' with the letters T. H. E. O. D., and the edict went forth from the-emperor's throne: "K ill everybody uhoso name begins with T. H. E. O. D. And hundreds and thousands-were slain, hoping by thnt massacre to put an end to thnt one usurper. But sin is more terrific in its de nunciation. It matters not how you spsll your name, you come under its knife, uaidsr its sword, under its doom, unless there be some omnipotent relief brought to the rescue. But, blessed be God, there Is such a thing an delivering a royal soul. Who will snatch away Joash? This afternoon, in your Sabbath school class, there will lie a prince of God—sons one who may yet reign as king forever before the throne there will be some one in your dm who has- a corrupt pbysicnl inheritnnee there will be some one in your class who bus a father and mother who does not know bow to pray} there will be some one in your clnsn who is destined to command church or state—some Cromwell to dissolve a parlia ment, some Beethoven to touch the world's horp strings, some John Hownrd to pour fresh air into the lazaretto, some Florence Nightingale to-bandage the battle wounds, some Miss-Dix to soothe the crazed brain, some John Frederick Oberlin to-educate ths besotted, some David Brainard to change the Indian's war whoop to a Sabbath song, some John Wesley to marshal three-fourths of Christiundom, some John Knox to make queens turn pale, some Joash to demolish idolutury and strike for the kingdom of heav en. There are sleeping in your cradles by night, there are praying in your nurseries by dny. imperial BOUIS waiting for dominion, nnd whichever side the cradle they get out will decide the destiny of empires. For each one of those children sin and holinese contend— Athaliah on the one Bide and Jehoeheba on the other. But I hear people say: What's the use of bothering cliildi'en with religions instruction? I.et them grow up and choose for themselves Don't interfere with their volition." Suppose some one had said to Jehosebu: "Don't interferrewithtfcntyoung Jonsli. Let him grow up nnd decide whether he likes the palace or not, whetheri he wants to be King or not. Don't disturb" his voli tion." Jehosheba knew right wellthat unless that day the young King was reseusd, he would never be rescued at all. I tell you, my friends, the reason we don't reclaim all our children from woridliness is because we begin too late. Parents wait until their children lie before they teach them the value of truth. They wait uutil their children swear before they teach them-" the importnnce of rigliteouB conversation. They wait until their children are- all wrap ped up in this world before they tell them ot a better world. Too late with your prayers. Too lute with your discipline. Too*late with your benediction. You put all care upon your children between 12: and 18. Why do you not put the chief c-nre between 4 and'.I? It is too-late to repair* a veeeel when it has got out'of the dry dock. It is too late to see .loash after the osscutioners have broken in. May Ood arm--ns all for this work of. snatching royali: souls from death to coronations Can you imagine sub limer work thnn this soul saying? That was what flushed Paul's cheek with enthusi asm that was wbnt led Munson to- risk his life amid Borsesian cannibals that waa what sent Dr. A heel to-preach und»r the con suming skies -of China that was- what gave courage to Phocus in the third century. When the military.xfficers came-.to put him to death for-Christ's Bake put them, to bed that they might rest,- while he himself went out, and in hiso-wmgarden dug his grave, and then came back ami said, "I am ready but they were shocked at the idea of taking the life oftheir host. He said, "it is the will of God that I should die," and he stood on the margin of his o-wsgrave and they lieheaded bim. You say ib is a mania, a foolbardiness, a fanaticism. Rather would 1 call it a glorious self abnegation, the thrill of eternal satisfaction, the plucking oi Joash from deuth, and raising bim do coronation. Suffocated Before Freezing. Scientists describe as wasteful the present way coal is used. And now the question is nsked, How long will the world's supply offust last? Prof. E. TV .Jackson, in the North America Review, says this is of little import ance. In the consumption of coal man is only restoring its elements to their primeval condition as constituents chiefly of the aerial and aqueous oceans which surround our globe. These elements greatly aid, sustain and fosee vegetable growth, but are destructive to animal life. So if it were possible for: that period, ao often .predicted, tcarrive, when tha (,000,000,000,000,ton8.more or less, of fossil luels novn stored up in th* enrthls coal bins sltall have been con sumetl, the atmosphere will simpljr havo- returned to. its primeval co» ditioa, that which preceded the car boniferous period, and the percentage of carbonic acid in the atmosphere will have passed the point where it ia possible to continue human existence.. Worked Both Ways. Col. Mosbjr relates ths followicg !amusing incident, which, occurred in, a cavalry fight in the Shenandoah Yalley in, 1864: In th» midst ot a sharp ca*atoy engageewnt with Sher-* idan'a raea in a charge near B*ry ville there- came ridicg into our-lines like a whirlwind a Xaakee soldier ont a black horse. A won of mtfl tried to stof). horse anci rider, bat the old* blaek's blood wn»wp and lie: went OB( clean through cw lines before he was. under control. The rider was sent t® Libby prism., and w« mustered the black ehatger into.de oniedsr* ate service. & few dun charged son* ot Caa^a-jnML art that old black trarawrta#* lat£ the enffacsweat ty ,«ae pltft' wdetal lines and aever cam* bask Youth's Compatfot, #1 9pH vrv .. thing oryon imperiled A I V1 -y'r.H .4 f- VV PC'