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! 4i I 1 THE BEE. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT 1107 I STREET, N. W , WASHINGTON, D. C. W. 0. CHASE Editor and Proprietor. C. 0. STEWART, Business Manager. Entered at tlio Poatoffice at Washington, D. D., as Bocond-olaes matter. BUBscnipnoK bites : months 8 100 50 . 20 Single copies, ADvnriTisixa hates: One inch, one month $100 12 OH 20 00 40 00 10 OU 25 00 85 00 75 00 8 K-cni. six " coi. : l - , , lunch on year - - - 4-V".. I col. C( Special notices, 50 cents each. Ten lines constitute an inch. . Aifcomimnncation8 pertaining to DunnfM must be addressed to the Business Manager Matter for publication and on private bnsinesa must be addressed to the Editor and Proprie tor. In conjunction with the Bee, tbo "mana gers havo established a News Bureau of the Colored Press. Wo are prepared to furniBh biographies, special correspondence and news items at a reasonable price. The object of the bureau is to famish oolorod journals with spocial Washington letters when tbey have no speoial correspondents. We have some of the best writers in the country connected with the bureau, which will enablo us to furniBh truth ful, spicy and concise correspondence. Give the News Bureau a call. .SOUTHERN POLITICS-VIRGINIA. An exchange says : "It having been madcjMssible to obtain, for aU classes, equal and exact justice in the State of Virginia, though a combination of Republicans and Democrats, is it not possible that the same can be done in ail the Southern States, and thus talie the colored man as an element of dis card out of politics?" It may be safely said that each State, south of the Potomac river, has within its limits material (on both sides) that rnade the Virginia movement a suc cess, that is to say, dissatisfied Demo crats, who only want a good pretext, and daring leaders to take them out of the Democratic party, and Republicans, iplenty of them, with votes ready for any party that will count their ballots and give them a show of justice. General Mahone, Governor Came ron, Senator Riddleberger, Judge Paul, General V. D. Groner, Mr John S. Wise, Captain Elam, Colonel William Lamb, Col. Abram Pulkerson and nearly all those classed as leaders in the state. They have equal, social and moral standing with those they refused longer to train with, and this fact amounts to a great deal in south ern politics. It is something that is absolutely necessary for success, or that respectful consideration be shown to a movement of a political nature, out side of the regular Democratic organ ization in any Southern State. Those who undertake the lead in what can be justified as opposition to the Southern Democracy must have splendid records as Confederate soldiers, or Confederates during the late war, (and that record must be above question,) high social standing, an amount of courage, nerve and resolution undisputed and of such a character as to warrant that all that one gentleman can demand of another will be acceded to. But thus far Virginia is the only state south where there has been a regular permanent revolt in the Dem ocratic party led by any number of persons such as enumerated above and possessed of the essential elements and qualifications that are neces sary to be had by those who would lead against the regular or ganized democratic party. IIow long would the movement in Virginia have lasted had not Senator Mahono and his democratic allies, and political colleagues, showed grit, nerve and" courage, and exhibited a disposition to give an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. This they have done from the very first breath of the movement. It is all over now, they now have the game. The frowns that once greeted these bold, daring, intrepid leaders 'have nearly all disappeared. "What was, when the "Mozart Hall" conven vention of '79 assembled, "an insignifi cant side show," has moulded into a ipolitical organization that the country stands in amazement at and wonders that such a thing could be. It has swept the state three times, and never met defeat. It has given a new south in the mother of states, and it is so ordained that all ballots will be counted. Can any other state in the southern belt ihave such a movement, with prospects as bright as they seem in Virginia to day? Yes. It only requires that the same ilrind of men and the same steps be found and taken. But in order to obtain for such a movement, which is absolutely also a necessity, the Republican support the same course of action that was per sued by the Virginia Readjusters must follow. The Republican Readjusters in Virginia and Republicans gener ally were led by Col. James p. Brady, an original Republican (an ex-Union soldier.) He has been from the very inscipiency of the movement the close confidential friend, aid and advisor Of General Mahone. Their combineden ergy, genius, will-power and experience as leaders has done the main work that brought insignificance into national prominence and notice. Col. Brady and his party -friends have held together the white and colored Republicans of the iState, and these added to the Demo cratic 'Readjusters have made up the three victories won 6ver the regular Democratic party in the State. Vir ginia has now what the South, sadly needed, a stable, safe and reliable gov ernment There is peace plenty and prosperity within her gates. .1. - AN ISSUE. It is idle business to entertain the thought, that there is any State in the South, except Virginia, in which the colored Republican vote will be count ed in 1884, against Democratic inter ests. The country understands just as weli as it does anything that ninety nine one-hundredths of the Colored voters in the South are really Republi cans. Since 1862, the Colored jpeople of the South have given so many living evidences of dutiful devotion, first as a contraband, soldier, freedman, then as a citizen, always to his cost "of toil, suffering and hardship, that to enumer ate here now wculd be only a waste of words. It is true, and has been made to hearts of oak, through a sea of blood. The Republican party deserted, dis owned and frowned upon the Colored people of the South in 1876, after the Presidential election, since then the managers have steadily ignored the cardinal principles of the platform, and have almost if not quite squarely ignored every promise made, and "as a race, we have been treated by these managers as though they wished we had never been born. We unhesita tingly charge that the present managed Republican party is a little, if anything better than the hide-bound hunker bourbon, slave-holding Democratic party, ( that is, so far as our interest goes.) v e seem to be out tneir cats paws, pulling chestnuts from the hot fire from day to day, but never getting any of the kernel, we get all the hulls. Assuming, that the Democrats will carry the South except Virginia, solid in 1884, we do not propose to make any argument about the numerical voting Republican strength in any of those States. We, however, put Vir ginia in the list of possible Adminis tration States for 1884. What we desire to get at, is this, the colored Republican as well as all other votes will be counted in Illinois, Indi ana, Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, the Republican party can not hope to succeed without the almost solid colored vote in these States. The present managed Republican organization has completely ignored the colored Republican as a class, went back on its promises, and has in no conceivable manner since kept its faith or the word of honor of its pretentions. We suggest, that before the National Convention of 1884, yes, a good bit before then, that it will be in order for the large and controlling colored vote in the States mentioned, to take such steps as will secure to them and the race at large, something more binding than promises, something that cannot be set aside at will or pleasure, f omething that will not be made to the hope and broke to the heart. The material that will make up a National Colored Mens' Convention in 1883, will show the country that twenty years has clone wonderful things for tne siave-oounu uown-troaen race. When the Convention assembles in this city, in September next, the young men to the front, our brain, capacity, neuclus, and high social morals and intellectual standing, will be shown to such an extent, that general amaze ment will fog the eyes of those, especially those who have been think ing for the past ten or fifteen years ; " alas, the poor colored man, what will become of him when left alone?" Of the several young gentlemen in the service of the government here from the south, some it is said, have pursued a commendable course. They have made, and are making good use of their time and opportunities. They have been seen attending more than one of the institutions of learning in this city, namely Howard University, especially its law, medical and theo logical departments; Maryland Uni versity, the Spencerian Business college and the like. In a word these men have labored assidously J v"o ft to ad vance themselves and their race. There is a young gentleman here from Mississippi, or New Jersey, in whose favor as much could not be said. We do not know that he has done any thing to advance himself during alljthe time he has been here. We have never heard of him doing anything of ac count in the interest of the race. Yet, ho has seen fit to criticise us because we chose, in our last issue, to allude in our own way to the Englishman who is at the head of the Bethel Lit erary Association, unfortunately for the latter. Received "The Bee" published in Washington City. It is a paper pub lished in the interest of the colored race. We are indebted to that pro gressive young man, Mr. A. P. Albert, for the paper, as well as for come copies of Congressional Record. Mr. Albert is attending law lectures in Washington City. The Bee gives a verv flattering account of Mr. Albert's argument before a moot court at the law school. Mr. Albert is a young man of good education, and much more than average mind. We think success will be his. The Marksville RetUw. THE HIRTH MURDER RT7MOK. The: rumor that a letter had been received by Mrs. Hirth, mother of the young man who Was murdered here some years since, and for which Quee nan and Bedford, young colored men, were executed, from a western judge requesting her presence there, as John son, one of the witnesses in the above murder case, had confessed that he was the murderer of Hirth, and that trie two named above had been hanged in nocently, does not seem to be of good foundation. In the first place the mother of young Hirth died some time since, and his younger brother has received no such communication. It was found that the story was first published in the Bee, a colored paper, of which Mr. W Calvin Chase is editor. Mr. Chase was seen and said he obtained his informa tion from Jonathan Hamilton, who told him he had seen the letter which had been sent to Mrs. Bedford, the mother of one of the men who were hanged. Mr. Chase said that Mrs. Bed ford had gone away the day after the receipt of tjie letter an I hal not yet returned. Mr. Hamilton was seen, who said that he did not see the letter himself, but was told by Mr. Savoy that Mrs. Queenan, mother of the other executed man, had told him (Savoy) that she had received a letter from some western judge in regard to Johnston's confes sion, and that she had gone away, but he didn't know where. National Re publican. The daily papers are greatly excited over the article published in the Bee last Saturday, about the Hirth murder. There were about twenty reporters and correspondents visited us Monday even ing to ascertain the authenticity of our publication. The Republican and Critic has greatly misrepresented the matter. The Bee did not say that a letter had been received by Mrs. Hirth. Mrs Queenan received the letter. Mr. Ham ilton did'nt know where Mrs. Queenan had gone. The Republican requested us to escort one of his editorial staff to Mr. Hamilton's house, Monday, which we did. Mr. Hamilton told the Repub lican just what we published. Judge Hagner, it was reported, was taken sick, and adjourned court. It will be remembered that the court and people all cried out "crucify them." These three colored men were hanged on the evidence of the man whom the people believed committed the murder. While Big Foot John was acquitted. Ameri can justice. THE SUNNY SOUTH. From the Press and Banner. ENTERTAINMENT, MUSICAL AND LIT ERARY AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, COLORED. About a year ago several colored men in Abbeville who formerly had belonged to the Presbyterian Church, joined together and. deter mined to provide a place of worship for themselves and any others who might wish to affiliate with them. Until then there had been only one colored church in town, the A. M. E. Success attended their efforts. Money was collected, a building lot purchased, and the work of erection begun less than a year ago. Now the building is almost completed, and with its taste ful belfry it is an ornament to the town. With wise forethought a school room was built at the same time under the same roof. The founders of the church ,have been equally successful in obtaining the services of an intelligent, well ed ucated and zealous pastor, the Rev. E. W. Williams, who was educated at the Howard University Washington. He has been ministering to his flock with great success and acceptability, adding constantly to its numbers, until now there are over a hundred members in connecction with the Second Presby terian Church. We understand that foruteen new members joined last Sun dav. Believing that the school is the handmaid of the Church, these colored Presbyterians opened a school in con nection with their Church, and here again good fortune attended them. An educated well trained teacher is as necessary to a school as is a pious and educated preacher is to a congregation. And the colored Presbyterians have reason to be proud of their teacher, who is the wife of their minister. Mrs. Williams, like her husband, was educa ted in Washington at the Howard Uni versity, and for several years before her marriage she was employed as a teacher in the public schools of Wash ington. We only wish every colored school in South Carolina were blessed with as highly educated and compe tent a teacher. She is assisted by Miss. Mahala Henderson, who has had con sidrable experience also as a teacher. Under their charge the school has suc ceeded well, and it deserves to succeed. The parents have not waited for "local taxation" to help them, but out of their scanty hard-earned wages they have'been able and willing to pay a small school fee. Let other colored communities, and white ones too Columbia, for instance take a lesson and follow their example. It is of no small credit to Abbeville that all her schools, white and colored, are sup ported mianly by the voluntary pay ment of school fees, without any help from "local taxation," Last Friday, night the children of the school gave an entertainment in the church for the benefit of the church funds being needed to plaster and complete it. They were assisted by several friends in getting up a very ex cellent programme. In spite of the in clement weather, the large building was filled with a well-df essed and most orderly company. No meeting could have been better conducted. The walls had been decorated with festoons and flowers, and the building was well lighted: The numerous performers all did their part well. The recitations and choruses of the school children reflected great credit on the teachers. The" music was good, especially a trio, "whispering Hope," in which" the so prano, alto and basso all sang with taste and sweetness. The above is from the Press and Banner printed at Abbeville S. C. This shows that the colored people in the South are pro gressing in literature. OUR PHILADELPHIA"" LETTER. A GRAND SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENT DR. B. T. TANNER'S LECTURE NEWS, &C. Philadelphia, April, 9th. The Phantom Social Club gave their tenth full dress reception on Thursday evening at Musical Fund Hall. At 12 o'clock the lights were lowered, and the club, like so many spectres, enjoyed their phantom march, all enjoyed them selves till the wee, small hours of day. The Young Men's Social Club gave a grand school collation at Loan Hall, which was largely attended by seekers after pleasures. Miss Lindsay, Miss Mame Campbell and Miss Julia Ven ning were in the city spending their Easter holidays with their friends, from the appearances of these ladies, school duties set lightly upon them. Another , of, th.e, many fine affairs that have been given this winter," wi3 that of the ladie3 connected With St. Thomas's Church at Natatoriitin Ii.lll. The centre of attraction was the pro duction of Mrs. Jarley's wax works. Mis3 Dora Cole personating Madame Jarley, Miss Cole gave a' witty history of each of her wax exhibits, her re marks in reference to Oscar Wilde, was highly appreciated by the large audi ence present, I will briefly give a few of the many characters on exhibition. Master A. Stevens; Paul Pry; D. Mor timore, Pat Malone, Mr. D. Warrick; Miss F. Cook, Cherry Ripe ; Mrs. Warrick, Queen Elizabeth ; Miss Bessie Holland, Maid of Honor; Miss Eliza Gordon, Mary, Queen of Scots ; Al. Tobias, Esq., George Washington ; Miss Magruder, Martha Washington ; Miss Miller, Giantess ; Mr. Magruder, Texan Giant ; Miss Burrill, Dancing Old Lady ; Miss Cook, Flora McFlim sey ; Miss Montier, Queen of Sheba ; Win. C. Bolivar, Esq., Oscar Wilde ; The entertainment was a financial suc cess. The ladies of this church pre sented the wife of their pastor, Mrs. A. P. Williams, a very handsome dress. On Monday evening the annex of the Ugly Club gave their annual dinner on Sunday, at the residence of Chas. II. Edwards. The bill of fare included all the delicacies of the season, soup followed oysters, fish swam after soup petti de aftei fish, lamb chops, to mato sauce, sweet breads and green, peas, chicken salad and Saratoga pota toes,lobster cutlets andmayonaise t-auce fish house punch, ices, charlotte, meri gimes, fruits, champagne, coffee, cigars and tarts wound up the annual dinner of 1883. Among those present ere J. W. Page, A. F. Stevens, J. W. Holland, C. II. Edwards, Sylvester Cole man, Geo. W. Boardley, W.m. War rick, of Philadelphia, J. W. Mars, J. Braxton, W. H. Smith, V. C. Murray, C. G. BouseT, N. S. Thomas, of New York, J. W. Mays, J. Gale, of Brook lyn, Tony James, of Newark, J. Brad ford, Jas. Harris and Wm. Brown, of Baltimore. A most dastardly and cowardly at tack was made upon Mr. Alex. Powell by a party of roughs filled with Jersey lightning, on Sunday, while Mr. Powell, in company with his wife, were walk ing along Atlantic avenue, Atlantic city, where he had gone to regain his health, he.was set upon and brutally beaten and his wife roughly handled. After a chase of ten minutes two of the gang was captured and lodged in the city prison, one of them, a man by the name of Lane, proved to be the ring-leader. Later in the day they wore released by the police magistrate without a hearing on $zoU oaii to ap pear next morning, but they failed to put in an appearance. At an indigna tion meeting, held Monday evening by the leading citizens of the place, reso lutions of sympathy were expressed for the aggrieved persons, and a committee appointed to bring the parties to justice and find out whether any im proper influences were brought to bear to effect their release. Addresses were made by Messrs. Coots, Ashe, P. Tucker Fletcher, Geo. Clinton and others. The parties have since been caught, and their case will be brought to the attention of the grand jury at May's Landing, to-morrow, Monday. Dr. B. T. Tanner delivered his lec ture "Of the year 2000, and what of it," before the Macedonia Literary and Historical Association, Camben, N. J., on Wednesday evening, to a large au dience. As your readers have heard this lecture it is only necessary to say that it was delivered in a masterly manner. Remarks were -afterwards made by Messrs. C. N. Robinson, W. F. Powell and Rev. Yeocum. This as sociation has lately been formed and is destined to do a great amount of good; its officers are Rev. W. Yeocum, presi dent; Mrs. A. C. Stevens, vice-president; II. Darr, Esq., secretary; W. A. Simpson, cor. secretary; Mrs. Bond, treasury. On Monday evening a banquet was tendered to the officers of Supreme Grand Council 83 degree, A. A. S. R., United Grand Commandery, of Penn sylvania, Grand Royal Arch Chapter, and the Grand Lodge, by the craft in commemoration of the bond of union lately effected. Committee, W. L. Underwood, Jas. Bell, W. Fawcett and others. Occasional. We are thoroughly disgusted with the hypocritical, and trashy talk of the Post of this city in regard to the em ployment of colored messengers of the Government Departments bylieads of those departments at their private resi dences. While we look upon such em ployment as dishonesty and an exhibi tion of downright meanness, we do not propose to be used "by courting hypocracy for the purpose of making a wholesale onslaught upon the Repub lican party. Why don't the Post di rect its attention to the gross injustice perpetrated upon negroes wherever its party has control.?- -issue & m. THE' ENGLISHTPOTENTATE. r T. THE STA&CHAiLBER ASSOCIATION. After an absence of three months from the renowned Bethel Literary Association, the writer incidentally dropedin last evening. Prof. Lane's historvjrf the Freed mensBank, was 4isiened to with profound attention, and Prof. Greener, Mr. Wood and others indorsed the statements of Mr. Lane with manly patriotism. Pending the discussion,;Mr. George Arnold offered a resolution, the purport of which was, to seek Congressional aid to recover some three millions of dollars, of which certain colored per sons have been defrauded. . But the potentate who presides, declined to entertain the resolution and offered the flimsy apology, "that the resolution would be referred to a committee." Thus Mr. Arnolds' resolution was hastily butchered and buried forever, unless this letter should impel the potentate to resurrect it, and lay it before the Association. Another outrage upon decorum, when several gentlemen desired to ex press their opinions, they were disgrace fully chocked into silence. Hence the writer is not surprised, that when ever you speak of the poten tate, you are sure to hear an appendix upon his honorable ruling. Neither is the writer surprised, that his ironical politeness is disdained as intensely as all other coverings of black designs. His ruling is considered extravagant and his speeches flippant and monot .23 onia, when speaKing, ne wauuws nu the vast field of imagination and creates visionary worlds and appears to be reciting a supplement to the Aribian Knights, and thus he agitates our sympathy. It is very unfortunate for the Bethel Literary Potentate, that there is no science'but that of war, to teach emi grants that patriotic Americans are invincible whenever an inroad is made upon our rights. Nor any science to teach wily renegades to accommodate themselves to the change of place and nrincinle.. Nor anv science to teach them to live less in the past, and more in the future. However, in the absence pf that nameless science, let the voluntary exiles come if they can stand face to face with American scorn and con tempt, and struggle amid the emotions of hope, awe and agony. Our international laws make our country an open asylum for the uni versal world. Hence, we are infested by paupers, renegades, refugees and brass-faced potentates from every corn: r of the globe, as well as by all other classes of men, who may or may not be an honorable acquisition to the States ; consequently the writer has no objection to emigrants abiding among us, when they possess the traits and qualifications which ennobles human nature and dignifies the man. Solid merit is never without its reward, so the worthy and noble emi grant always inspires us with admira tion and respect, and friendship, and the disposition to promote his interest. But the ignoble emigrant, who respects neither his birth-place nor his friends, nor his adopted home, but presumes that the world is his foot stool, and the Americans the blind instruments of his pleasure, inspire" us with the withering contempt he justly deserves. When an emigrant prates of the laws and customs of England and Scotland, then contrast them with those of America, as our learned poten tate does, we become fearfully surprised that the laws of neither of those coun tries did not make it possible for the pert magpie to remain in either, Last, but notlea3t, our modest poten tate rules the Literary Association by no other law than his own fancy, and worse than all, he asserts by his bur rowed authority, that we have no rights which he is bound to respect in that Association. This may be because he knows not the value of our respect to himself, or because he needs only a rope and time to do as Judas did. His days are numbered. William C. Johnson, April 4th, 1883. ana NON-PROSPECTIVE SCHOOLS. INTERESTING DISCUSSION 'AT THE BETIIEL HISTORICAL LITERARY AS SOCIATION: The Bethel Historical and Literary association met at Bethel hall last Tueday evening. Mr. George H. "Rich ardson read a paper on "iN'on-Pro3pec- tive schools," in which he claimed that proscription is antagonistic to the idea of republican government and "opposed to national unity and a healthy organ ization of our social compact. The paper was discussed by Mr. R. J. Smith, president of the association, who op posed mixed schools on the ground that it would throw hundreds of col ored teachers out of employment. He thought it a mixed question, depen ding upon the perpetuity of the negro upon this continent. Mr. J. Waring thought that the constitutional right to mixed schools a conceded question, but doubted the expediency of apply ing it. Mr. Hewitt claimed that sep arate schools were maintained simply to cater to the prejudices of the white race. He wanted all prospective soci eties abolished. Mr. Arthur St. A. Smith thought it a vexed question, and a denial of enual :U.n ...:.! 1 -i? 1 -. m -.-- uyiiis wibueautu ciuzensnin. Mr. vv u. unase held that the agitation of mixed schools belongs to a future day and generation, and that neither in this place nor at this time is.it appro- pnaie. iev. Walter Brooks said that race prejudice is at the bottom of mixed schools, and that in the south that many teachers were allowed to pass the examination simply because they were designed to teach the col ored schools. The discussion was greatly enjoyed by the large audience present. National Republican. A man is capable of propagating his pecies as long as life lasts. 'or twBee. THE NEWS. i Arcuoisnop xascnereau nas lniormea mo JL.i- -, . .., , TnniTTT nr Tnn i.i rTyrr ai nmnn i vtnAM ti- tr Z t "" . "A A c.r" ."," . inev rnosD saver xneir rnnnfiniinn vnin vir toria College. A mandate has also been received by the Superior of the Hotel Dieu Hospital from hi3 Grace, directing that med ical students from, protestanfc colleges be not admitted. A disastrous fire occurred at Greeley, Col. N. W. Hall's hardware and furniture, Jack son's dry goods store, the Union Bank build ing and the Masonic and Odd-Fellows' halls were destroyed. The loss is estimated at $150,000. A bill has been introduced in the Senate of 'New York and immediately passed to a third reading, to prevent any attempt to per sonate or represent Jesus Christ, the Saviour, by any show, play or dramatic representa tion. papers were filed at Albany, N. Y., organi zing the Globe Telephone Company, with a capital of 10,000,000, to do a telephone busi ness throughout the United States. The purpose is to use instruments that will talk over long distances. Twenty-nine business firms bnrned out in year, ile was kno.wn the country over, as a philanthropist. Hb life was devoted to in dustry and morality. Sprague has been defeated in Rhode Island for Governor by 2,500 votes. The libel snifc of Prof. MacLean, of the medical department of the Michigan State University, against James E. Scripps, editor and principal proprietor of the Detroit -Ecei-wg Neies, after a two week's trial has been concluded with a verdict of all points in favor of plaintiff, and awarding 20,030 damages. "A prairie fire is devastating the country north of Lincoln, Nebraska. Mrs. Dalton, n fftrrrmr'a -roifft. -was suffocated while fijjht- ing the fire. Barns, houses, granaries and haystacks are v-eing destroyed. It is esti mited that fifty square miles of territory have been burned over, and the firo i3 still raging. The Buckle manufacturing house of TVillisS ton Knight & Co., has made an assignment in consequence of one of the partners using $75,000 of the funds and running off tc Europe. At a meeting of Irishmen in New York Mr. Parn ell's peace policy was repudiated, and dynamite was declared to be the only policy of the future. Middle and Southern News A severe wind, rain and hail storm pre vailed in Central and Southwestern Arkansas or the Hot Springs Railroad the force of the wind lifted a passenger coach from the track and sent it down an embankment. Several persons were bruised. Two buildings were blown down at Alexander Station, on the Iron Mountain Railroad. The tornado was especially disastrous at Mabelvalo, ten mile? south of Little Rock, on the Iron Mountain Railroad. A dozen residences and as man? stables were blown down. A boiler attached to an engine of 75-horse power exploded in the factory of Geo. Bishop at Newberne, N. C. The engineer and the fireman were killed. The house of Isaiah Wood, one hundred yards distanf, was des: troyed, and Mrs. Wood was, it is believed, fatally injured- Half of the factory was de molished, and all the houses in the vicinity were more or less damaged. It is stated that the bonds of the ship canal. vtvr.a ww....w..- u..r,. . 0 byway of the Sassafras route, from, the Chesapeake bay to the Delaware river, have been placed in Franco by Mr. Henry B. Tibbits, of New York, tho president of the company, and that the money has been raised for the canal which is to cost 8,000,000 The canal is to be completed in four years. By'a fire at Shelbyville, Tenn., the house of J. P. Ingle, John Hanson's grocery, the building of the Western Union Telegraph Company, Claiborn's barber shop, the house of Sam Taylor (colored), the house of T. W. Buchan, tne drug store of T. J.Roane &Co., and the Masonic Hall were burned; loss esti mated at $100,000; insurance about $50,009. The Governor of Pennsylvania has issuod a proclamation declaring the charters of corporation and companies which have failed to make a return to ths auditor-general within three years, as the law directs forfeited. The list will includo 775 corpora-! tions of such character as to cause general,' surprise to tho public. George F. Kyle, 11 years of age, was mar ried to Lizzie May Hoilingshead, 13 years oi age. The bride is an orphan and looked like a little girl arrayed for her first party, and the groom hardly seemed to have passed the. spanking age. Col. V. K. Stevenson, a Tennesseean by birth, who has become a millionaire in New York by lucky investments in stocks andreaj estate, has determined to build several large iron furnaces in Tennessee, in whoso future prosperity he has great faith. The bill to prevent railroad companies from giving free passes to any one except rffirorn nnr? omnlrnrnra Vina nncoorl tn Pnnn sylvania House of Representatives. It makes' the granting of passes a misdemeanor, pun-i ishable by fine and imprisonment. A decree has been published at Havana ordering an examinatica by the board of j health of all American lard packed in kegs or other wooden packages. By the explosion of gas in a sewer atBalti more. Md., the sewer was destroyed, win dows demolished, and two persons lost their lives. The order of the Oriole, of Baltimore have decided on September 11, 12 and 13 for their annual pageant. R. O. M. Lovell, of Cincinnati, a coal mer chant, has made an assignment. Liabilitie" about $108,000. The Ende Hotel, a three-atory brick build ing, at Greenville, the county seat of Hunt county, Texan, was blown down, or fell down, and the ruins were then destroyed by firei with an appalling loss of life. There were nearly fifty guests in the house, most of whom were asleep when tho crash occurred, and of this number thirteen were buried be' ; neath the "" then to suffor the terri . hla Inrfnac f irM.i: v wtiuuuuu. Over eight inches of rain fell at New Or leans in sixteen hours on April 7th. The Mississippi river overflowed its banks on the 1 S front, causing considerable damages v jiuycuor. vuier suourDan towns were overflowed. The Red river is reported to be "booming," and an overflow is feared. A Miss Duncan, niece of W. B. Duncan, a former member of the banking houso of Duncan, Sherman & Co., of New York, died in Baltimore, it is supposed, from an over dose of chlorate. Her ceath has created a sensation among the higher circles of which she was a member. It is reported in Washing' on that Mr. Mer rick, one of the counsel for the prosecution in the Btar route case, will shortly withdraw.' TZ-fc TMinnnvH M X.I 1 Kentland, Ind. The loss will reach $100,COo, j The Louisiana Supreme (.oa-1 w about oae-half of which was covered by in- ruled the order of the lower con:t ' surance. fnsocl a mandamus requiring the err V Peter Cooper died at New York in his 93rd Orleans to lew a tax of sam n. . C' X " I A firo at West Minister, Ma., h,7T it a largo part of the town ' 5 ban out K.olf A...-..1. nru- rtna , ' " wc nnaone engine and twr f A umore was asked for, and two 7T l one enfritiA nmi t . . '"em.? 1. r")t m .:: - viiii-rfa Patched. Fire Inspector TTh wera U rr. i ---wuvv Heiskillaccompanied the app, I?-'! torney-general that he would no In ?' the salaries of the jndgos of the r r r : Courts of Richmond, Pster,b, ' JrF;r" . Lynchburg, &c. The cities wi7', ;:: -theso officials. ' '3r . The Norfolk rginiann ' is coal enough in the mines rewntl, in Pocahontas county, We-.t y ,.re:e? supply the demands of the Y,J?';"a' l: years to como. lj- 2 The fire at Wostmimter. Ml d . eighteen houses, caused thB .iJ.J81? n men and twentv-fivA ..- . -1 . 3 S73.0U0. The loss on th r '.,. a Lj. and the Rector's library amount -The total insurance fewtunaieJat 1"' " The Pennsylvania Housa of i; ''"' tives yesterday passed a bill ,i! '' "" ' contract system in Driv. ,., i vl-' institutions. J'-. Susquehanna shad are ap--.rn, Baltimore and Philadelphia unr, " U micairau xju. uiu v.uu&uuunieu bond?. A police census of Richmond, v .. ha3 just been completed, shows te ' tion to be 70,6&i. The United Sfals -of 18S0 gave the population as (fyfljg " " Nashville, Tennessee, is small-pox. Thirteen newcaseswete..." . on Saturday, and fifty patients ara "t pest-house. One school conhinm r pupils has beon closed for two weeks ' C. C. Fulton, proprietor of the Da. American, of Baltimore, Mil., has ccar ' his property in trust, to Felix .ne-, manager of that paper The Baltimoro subtreasurj h,i5 u? tons of silver in the vaults aud 1,7.1, , cent pieces. The public deauuulf-""" latter has declined greatly since the five--car faro took effect. Ex-President Hayes positively rcfo-. nllow his name to go befo.e the Kpi , convention of Ohio as a Candidate for G : ernor. Foreign Newj. London, April 4. Tbe NationalT. - Berlin bus been burned at. X0 Uru v-j lost. Michael Davitt, from his prison Ls written a vigorous letter to the YtanI: Society of Glasgow, in whicu Lb sapT dynamite policy can only hive the elcti exasperating the English democrat E declares that it would be far bct'o- to t-1 :r.. - u ,.-..i:-i , . . i T t t and wait for another twenty years Lr 1 play into the htmds of IreIantr3 eEeme3 giving rein to dispair and revenue. London, April 5. Thero is grct e. ment in London over the discos-; r t secret dynamite factory in Birmi .5 :., j the arrest of the proprietor, wno 15 $ , j? be an Irish American. Other arrests Lrs also been made in London of men v l to be in the league in the maaufac'.u ' explosives for the work of dastruciioa a England. A mine has been discovered in JI"t connecting with the Kremlin, whe-e t -coronation of the Czar is to take rlic. The prefect of police in C,rien.rsrz L -ordered the socialist concrre 111 e there to disband and the forciaH c . to leave the city. The chief of police in St. Peterbirj -I others have been decorated by the C:.: f their attentions to the Jeannette surn-.r Tifwnrw. Anril f. Thn fiTir man nrr 'cJ I London on suspicion of b.in,' conr 1 in plots to blow up goverment bmld.; were arraigned in Bow-Street Court y-'c: day, and remanded. Their eiaminaUcn r vealed some important mittors. 17u rosai of nitro-glycerine has been found in Wm!. head's factory, in Birmingham. At Ottawa, Canada, while Sergt. Hais and police officer Codd were in ths Mlnj of the eastern departmental baildinj, at Ottawa, Ont., a bottle containing soma ex plosive was thrown from r.bove and brat with tremendous force. The men 3aw ths bottle coining and succeeded in gettmg into shelter. Tho German government is determined a its objections to American pork. Famine is imminent in Hungary. London, April 8. It tho bill to accen-l' law in regard to explosives, which Sir -liam Karcourt will introduce in the House o! Commons to-day, should not rrv6 :etrr spective, many members will s'-ipr'"1 K amendment to the bill making it rcw f tive in its provisions. At a banquet by the Corporation of C'. Engineers, at Kensington, Sarardn ertiss Minister Lowell made a speech, in thacoiN of which ho said that no Amencm beL that assassination is war, or that dys'S is the raw material of policy. Arrangements for tho trial of the 8l!e; Phcenix Park murderers have been caa. Joe Brady will be tried first. One hundred and forty-five honses to been destroyed by fire at VaUorbes, SwiUK land. 1 The Brussels police have discovered p of a plot against tne Czar. London, April D.-Tho Endi'h goK; mont'sbill introduced in tho Hunse of Cur mons by Sir William Harcouct reWiM plosives passed both houses of F'ir n"1 yesterday and will receivo the royil a5" to-day. Michael Davitt pubh-hei anot letter condemning tho use of dyn.-im.te-j the friends of Ireland. ThreV have w made to blow up the Liverpool P03 The alleged Phcenix Park morderer arraigned at Dublin yesterday, and t'.jj not guilty, were held for trial. The tn Joe Brady will bogin to-day. Mr. A. M. Snllivan,lato member of Pan mont for Meith, who wrote a leit nouncing the dynamite outrage, and wbo.. coived a warning from O'Donovan R'a be careful about his future ntterwc writes to the London DaH'j '"thfltil9tea., not attach much importance to Bo threats, rknrtk. Bishop Herzog, of the Old Catbohc CMWj confirmed six young ladies in the Ame Episcopal Church nt Rome Snad-y. Conrad, who murdered his wife ana children, was beheaded at Berlin yew London, April lO.-Aroyal -df assent to tho bill relating to a-ptf. which bill was passed in both ho liament on Monday, was c9ivedy' 0f The London Times says that men the dynamite party are supposed to RtPamr tiow on the voyage from Am Mr. Power yesterday mov eu .. oi in the House of Commons on the -wl ft TftjOlU'- remedies for the distress in cues ior me ujsu --- isii. , Charles Bradlaugh and other Ireianu. Mr. ii..vi... nn.n airnionedlQ a ljonuv - tuiutkcua cibih""o yesterday on a charge of makw on Tinblication? . bJaspbe- Warlike preparations are ropo rtadfr - -w VJ 1 I Italy.