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A LITTLE BLIZZARD. iNew York and ficinity Swept J | by a Heavy Snow Storm. \ ji Its Effects Felt All Along the i r Atlantic Coast. i In its general features, a storm which ] struck New York and vicinity the other i morning more closely resembled the great blizzard of 1SSS than any weather disturbance that has happened in that locality since j that memorable occasion. In a less degree there wei9 the same indications?tempestuous winds bearing a downfall of fine, cutting i snow, a low temperature, and a general discomfort to man and beast, whether indoors or out. The wind seemed to have no particular direction after it lmd struck the streets. While it was generally from the northeast, there were many localities in the city where it was exceedingly difficult to tell from what quarter the wind came or whither it blew. There wai a succession of eddies and whirlwinds . that caught the unsuspecting traveler from every quarter and played havoc j .with his habiliments At one I moment the wind seemed to come from the I 1 * north, at the next it blew furiously from the east, and then, striking the buildings on ; I either side of the street, it whirled and swirled until no one could tell what it was 'trying to do in its seemingly mad attempt to , tear ud the streets generally All the while it was'snowing heavily. k Toward evening the snow changed into \ rain for a short time, and then changed again ' into sleet This was probably the most disagreeable part of the whole aav, for the icy , particles came down with such force and were beaten with such strength by the wind into the faces of travelers that it required < a pretty tough cuticle to withstand the on- 1 j slaught. ' The effect of the storm on trade generally was severe. The shops did little or nothing, ' the women for the most part being kept indoors. The result was that the big dry goods establishments, toy shops, and other places where such crowds have been seen all'through the holiday season, were practically deserted. j Down around the river front locomotion -was greatly impeded. The heavy trucking ..that is done in this neigborhood was blocked and retarded, and so were the street cars, ,-which circle the lower part of the city. Shipping was jeopardized, for the storm blew severely off shore, and the ships that could withstand it had to be stanch and strong. The storm originated in the South, and on fts way north centred at Norfolk, Va., early ' in the morning, while later in the day it was central in New Y ork. .Toward 8 o'clock at night it began to move slowly in a north- i ? easterly direction, and late reports trom tne Signal Service office said that it was snowing hard ail along the New England coast. The Signal Service Officer looked for the storm to spend its force in the Gulf of Newfoundland as it was accompanied by a high northeast wind. High winds prevailed from Norfolk to Boston. The greatest velocity obtained at Block Island, where the rate was forty-four miles i an hour. The rate in New York City was thirty-four miles an hour, decreasing gradually until 10 o'clock at night the wind had 1 fallen to twenty-four miles an hour. South of lr - Norfolk and extending all along the coast and n . almost throughout the South tne storm was iaccompanied by a heavy fall of rain. Two and a half inches of snow were reported from Norfolk, one inch from Lynchburg, one and a quarter from Atlanta, and one and a half inches from Mobile. The . rain area extended over the entire South asj and included the southeastern portion of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina. Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The snowfall was general in all the r States north of the thirty-seventh parallel of latitude and cast of the Mississippi River. The heaviest fall of snow was tnroughout Vir?inia, -Ohio and New York. . ; The area of the greatest cold was in Canada, that is, the centre of cold was there. The lowest temperature reported from any point in Canada was 24 degrees below zero at Rcckliff. At Montreal it was 12 degrees an/1 of if. TOO C TO. MU?wn 6wiv, auu aw acixj k/vuuu ? AtEastport, Me., the mercury stood 2 degrees below zero. At Portland, Me., it was 2 degrees above; at Boston, 14; at Philadelphia, 20; at Washington, 22; at Cincinnati, 24: at Chicago. 2o; at St. Louis, 2C; at Mobile, 40. At Lyndonvine, Vt., the mercury was lower than it was anywhere else in the United States, the thermometer showing a record of SO degrees below zero at 7 a. m. The highest registry of the mercury was 74 degrees at Key West, Fla. The greatest velocity of wind in the United States was at St. Vincent, Minn., where the rate was fifty-four miles an hour. At Bismarck, N. D., the rate was fortyeight miles an hour, while at Fort Buford, in the same State, it reached thirty-six mile3 an hour. At Fort Sully and Rapid City, S. D., the rate was twenty-four miles an hour. This was less than the rate at Sandy Hook, N. J., which at eight o'clock in the morning was thirty-six miles an hour. i Considerable damage to shipping was done by the storm as it swept along the Atlantic coast. Near Deal Beach, N. J., the threemasted schooner Yale from Boston, bound i for Baltimore, was wrecked, but her crew of eight men were saved with the aid of a life line by the men of the Life-Saving Station. The three-masted schooner Bill Stow? came ashore near Narragansett Pier, R. I. The vessel struck 1000 feet off shore and pounded in 250 feet. The pier life-saving crew shot a line over her, and with the aid of residents, including ex-Governor Sprague, rescued the crew of six men in the breeches buoy. These were no sooner landed than news of another schooner in distress was received, and the crew loaded their apparatus and plunged through drifted snow three miles to slack Point. There the three-masted schooner, A. H. Hurlburt. of Gloucester, Captain Wm.Thurston, with 400 tons of ice for New York, was in peril. Within twenty minutes every mast had fallen, and Captain Thurston, Steward Hammond and Seaman Lawrence were knocked overboard by falling spars and drowned. Mate John Rooney jumped overboard and was hauled out, and the remainder of the crew were rescued by the life savers. Both vessels were ^ wrecked. ANOTHER INDIAN BATTLE, Chirty-thrce ot the Hostiles Bite the L Dost. Early on the morning after the fight at Wounded Knee another bloody battle took place between the Indians in Two Strikes's band and soldiers near Pine Ridge agency. A. number of soldiers were killed and wounded and thirty-three of Two Strikes's band were killed. The Indians who made the attack were tho ones who took to the hills about tho* agency when the news of the other battle in the Bad Lands came. They ambuscaded the supply train belonging to the Seventh Cavalry, which was returing from the scene of tho fight, just before it reached the agency, and j ] opened a brisk fire on the troopers who accompanied it. I The attack was sudden and unsxpected, 1 J but the cavalry men returned a brisk Sre and succeeded in keeping the sav- i ages in check until the arrival of a I company of infantry, which was ordered i ! out from the agency when the sounds of the battle were heard there. The Indians 1 rtrara frVion rnnnlsorl wif-.h thn Inca nf t.hirt.v. three killed. They fled to tha hills without I stopping to pick up the dead. No attempt was made to dislodge them ' ] from their position in the hills. The agency was in a state of siege, an-i another attack was expected at any tima unless reinforcements were receive! soon. WANT WORK AND BREAD. A Violent Demonstration by Unemployed. Mother-of-Pearl Workers. A crowd of unemployed mother-of-pearl workers made a demonstration in front of the 1 Austrian Home Office at Vienna, clamoring for Count Taafe and demanding work and B bread. As the Count refused to receive them, the starving men, women and children rushed 1 to the police headquarters,intending to make another demonstration there, but the gendarmes bad little difficulty in dispersing the?. Thirty were arrested. M THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. Eastern and Middle States. Isaac B. Sawtellk's trial at Dover, N. _ B., for his brother's murder resulted in his U conviction and he was sentenced to be banged en the first Tuesday in January, L892. General Charles S. Tatlor, a well- ^ known citizen of Mount Holly, N. J., com- 1 mitted suicide by drowning in a creek at tha identical point where his brother drownel himself a few years ego. Nearly all the patients in the New York hospitals inoculated with Dr. Koch's lymph . ure reported as doing well* Dt D. IV. Talcott, who was the bookkeeper ^ for Henry W. Sage & Co., the Albany lum- at ber dealers whom Joseph B. Abbott robbed th of over $100,000, has been arrested, charged g with grand larceny. Talcott was discharged by the firm after the Abbott defalcation was 8? discovered. sl3 In a fire at Roch35ter, N. Y., Mrs. John ^ Dietrich, a<jed thirty-five years, and three of jr her four children. "six years, two years and tj, three months old respectively, were burned ni] to death. ^ The Pittsburg (Penn.) polics have cap- lii tured nineteen members of a band of coun- ps terfeiters and $1100 in finely madj spurious ge silver dollars. w Biugadier - General James Hughes w Stokes, a hero of the Seminola and Civil of Wars, died at New York City, aged seventyseven. S1 Winnie Kropper was brutally murdered q and hacked to pieces at Bohemiaville, Long ? Island, N. Y., oy Frank Krulich. Dr. George F. Shrady has inoculated fr Bight patients for cancer with the Koch th lymph at the New York City Cancer Hos er pita). The Fishing Creek Lumbar Company, of th Lancaster, Penn., with a capital of ?1(K),03J, O made an assignment to William B. Given. w mi The racing stud of the late Hon. August Belmont, comprising twenty-eight head in all, was disposed of by auction at the Nursery Stud near Babylon, Long Island, N. Y. 10 the lot realizing a total of $133,600, of whic'j Potomac, the Futurity winner and champion v of his ago on thi3 continent, brought *2o,000. Martin- Curley, his wife, Annie, and H Michael Hudak, Hungarians, were shot dead ? in the mining hamlet of Broderick's Patch, near Wilkesbarre, Penn. John Trallo was ^ supposed to have dona tne saooung. j p! South and West. ? The handsome Baltimore (Md.) Masonic 11 Temple, including Forepaugh's Theatre, has ? been destroyed by fire, involving a loss of F* $350,000. h The Oklahoma territorial Legislature has j) adjourned after passing a complete code of r( laws. p; Silas Mickle (colored), of St. Paul, a: MinD., killed liis stepdaughter E;nma, dan- ft gerously stabbed h?s wife and then com- m mitted suicide. bi Postmaster Matthews, Carrollton,Miss., - ' - i?sii-j i ? nf a ? ie was snot aau Kuieo. oy vt o. iuu, ? wealthy young druggist. There had been C: an altercation betweeu the two men. Contests against five Democratic mem- ^ bersof the Illinois Legislature will be institutod. C( Late advices from Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, say that the Indiana have become "crazy, wild and wholly unmanageable." Two attempts were made by the lios tiles to break into a company of . Cheyenne scouts. A number were killed and wounded ^ on both sides. a] "w. D. Simpson", Chief Justice of the Su & oreme Court of South Carolina, died at mi ki Lome in Columbia. ai Claude McCarthy, aged thirteen, and tl John Mahar, twelve years old, were diownej bi while skating at Muskegon, Mich. r< Big Foot's band of Indians have surren 1D dered; the hostiles are returning to Pint u Ridge Agency from the Bad Lands. P' Tin \r a T)jLTTPHrv_ a native of AIsac> Lorraine, and for twenty yeare President ol n the Louisiana Lottery Company, died ii p, New Orleans, La., at the age of fifty-thm sc years. a Fife destroyed $250,000 worth of propartj 0 in the business part of Burlington, Iowa. w Three men, pistol in hanci, robbed a ban! in Chicago of $3009. After a hard chas? sc through the streets they were captured. w M "Washington. ol United States Treasurer Huston* ha9 vi reconsidered his resignation, sent in last UJ July, and agreed to remain in his present of- st fice until the end of Mr. Harrison's term. Work upon the new National Library building, which will be larger than the British Museum, is going on rapidly. This O will be one of the handsomest public build ings in Washington. The annual report of William W. Bates, ' Commissioner of Navigation. has been filed o/ ill the Navy Department. ^ The Secretary of Agriculture has made an cl order closing all the ports, except St. d: Albans, in the collection district of Vermont tl against the importation of cattle, sheep, and cl other ruminants and swine, and requiring w that all such animals imported through that collection district must enter at the Port of St. Albans, where they must b9 inspected. The recent heavy fall of snow was utilized tl in "Washington for an impromptu carnival b on Pennsylvania avenue, between the Capitol a and the Treasury Department, participated ii in by nearly 200 sleighs. a The United 8tates Government has h bought for $50,000 ninety acres of land at Bj Grovers Cliff for a long range gun fortifica- bt tion. bf The Senate confirmed the nomination of he Judge Brown to be Associate Justice of the w United States Supreme Court. The American Historical Association held its annual session at Washington. President John Jay at the opening meeting delivered la his inaugural address. a vt di foreign. w In the French Chamber of Deputies Laeuerre, former supporter of General Bou langer, asserted thaifBoulangism was dead. Forty lives were lost in the suppression of a revolt near Lima, in behalf of Pierola, the Si ex-Dictator of Peru. The Russian Government has ordered tha ^ expulsion of eleven thousand Germans an J Austrians, the latter mainly Galician P0I93 employed by private firms in Poland. Dr. Koch says that any deaths following the use of his lymph for the cure of consumption must bo charged to improper doses, and not to the remedy itself. Pi At a public meeting held iu Edinburgh resolutions were passed expressing sympathy , with the Scotch railway strikers. Many clergymen were present and delivered ad- !ss dresses. Bi According to the Constitution Dr. Roberto Sacasa resigned the Presidency of Nicaragua on December 25 to Colonel Ignacio Chac?z, or who will bo Chief Magistrate for two inonthsj when Dr. Sacasa will resume offlie ou as President for four years. t>ii A boiler in the Irvens lard factory apu Liverpool, England, exploded. Three men wprA Irillfifl nnrl t.ha htn'iflin? ^ - ??-- ? ? ^ ?"v "lvvftfcv4 41/ by the explosion. . * Italian* railway travel was mich im? a.i peded by floods, which followed tue heavy iD| snow. In the district of Naples traffic was ilmost completely at a standstill. tb Octave Feuillet, the great French ca novelist, dramatist and Academician, is dead. A] Ee was bora at St. Lo, the capital of the Department of Manche, in August, 1S12. Pi An epidemic of black smallpox prevails in ihe Transcaspian (Turkish) territories. be Hon. W. E. Gladstone celebrated at jj? Eawardeu, England, his eighty-first birthday. ^ i be DESPERADOES RUN AMUCK. S jjui. tui-f Ate rmany snot ucau uy a ** Town Marshal. g, Michael, Joirn and Peter Kane, brothers, J*' ra;ue into Hinckley, Minn., a feiv evenings b?o, and in less than an hour had driven bi cv^rvhmlv in the? r>lnr?? nflF tV??* cfi-oofc V?*r 111 discriminate^ firing revolvers and flourish- ar ing knives. m Marshal Booth finally corralled and ar- SI rested them. He marched them up the IV street half a block, when they broke away ar and began firing at him. The officer shot S1 John and Peter dead and Michael was captured. He may be lynched. They had terrorized th3 lumber camp for a long time. ThoMarshal gave himself up. ?'Si. flaieti ^1^.-.. . JaaeKjjiejii AT HOME m ABROAD. omestic and Foreign Affairs by Telegraph and Cable. wo Hundred Perish on a Burning Chinese Steamer, Further advices from China a3 to the irning of the steamship Shanghai near 'oo Hoo, in the province of Ngan-Hoei, | >out fifty miles from Nanking, show that | e disaster was much mora serious than at st imagined. The earlier advices received j ated that the craw, consisting of about I cty natives, together with several Euroian officers, were supposed to have met death ! ther in the flames or subsequently by 1 owning while attempting to escapa from ,e burning vessel. It now seems that the im'oar of lives lost will amouut to over 70 hundred, and that thay all lose their ,Tes by drowning. A terrible nunic, it ap>ars, occurred among the Chinese pa3s?nirs and crew as soon as the alarm of tire as heard, and the panic increased terribly hen the flames spread beyond the control 1 ' the terror-stricken crew. A few European officers on board the aanghai se9m to have don? their be3t to aintain some kind of order among the hinamen, but without result. The large ajority of those who lost their lives did so ( j jumping overboard iu order to escape j om the flames. Others met their deaths irough the swamping of the clumsily low- i ed and overcrowded boats. There are two British steamships bearing te name of Shanghai now in Chinese waters, ne is the Shanghai of 2944 tons register, hieh left London October 19 for Shanghai, be second steamship Shanghai in Chinese atoro is of '2217 tons register, and is technidly known as engaged in "trading locally China seas." It is generally admitted that it is this lost *sssl which has been burned. Koch's Lymph in Paris. Dr. Pean in a lecture at the St Louis , [ospital, Paris, France, on the result of the :ocli cure upon diseases of the throat, stated I lat three patients had been given injec- | ons of the lymph for affections of the ,rynx. One of the three had been comletely cured. Another, who Ls suffering om tuberculosis, combined with pul lonary lesions and laryngal flstulae, is pro ressing favorably, the Astute giving evisnce of heeling. The third patient, who ad lost his voice, recovered it. No treatlent other than the lymph had been used, i was, therefore, said Dr. Pean, clearly a imedy in effecting cures, although up to the 1 resent time it could not be claimed that ! ay really permanent cures had been efscted. It was, nevertheless, the case that a otable amelioration approaching cure had ;en achieved. Dr. Pean's statement made a profound apression upon the large audience of mediil men present. The Veterinary Society has made an oppliition to the municipal authorities of raris >r a subvention to assist in making expariwrith tha K7>nh rpnipri v nn diseased I ittle. Shooting Deserters in Mexico. As is customary, all the Mexican soldiers l tho garrison at Juarez, !Iexico, attend the all fights with the exception of a guard at le barracks and at the prisoD, and during 1 interesting fight that occurred the other iy tha corporal of the guard was lied by a member of the guard, id immediately afterward nine of ie guard seized their guns and made a reak for the hills just west of tho city. The smaining soldiers followed in pursuit, keepig up a steady fire on the deserters. A umber of the mounted police joined in the orsuit and fired on them at short range ithsix shooters. The deserters io the meantime had sepaited into two parties, one pursued by the jlica and the other by the soldiers. The , iuad that wa3 pursued by the police was i jmpletely surrounded and surrendered, j ne of them died shortly afterward from . ounds received. Of the five men who were pursued by the ildiers two were captured, one being badly ounded. The other three made good their icape. Military justice is very swift iu Mexico, and, as this is oue of the gravest lences that could be committed, the sur- j ivors will be tried by court martial, stood 3 on the south side of an adobe wail and iot to death by musketry. Pension Claims Filed. A statement prepared at the Pension ffice shows that up to December 30, claims avo been filed und jrthe act of June 27, 590, as follows: Original invalid claims, '4,405; origiual widows' claims, 56,631; iditional claims to others on file, )l,362. Total, 531,399. During the eek ended December 20, 1890, 9173 aims of all kinds were received and 5573 isposed of; 1,152,041 claims were paneling in is office on December 20. 1890. Of the aims disposed of during the week, 4350 ere allowed and 1212 rejected. Death and Devastation. A disastrous boiler explosion occurred on ie premises of Gus Loawenstein, Jr., otoner and manufacturer of sausages t Cincinnati, Ohio. Seven dwellig houses were wrecked. Bertha Gray, child, was killed. Mrs. Loewen3tein as a broken back and cannot live. Mrs. mm. her daughter, to badly cut and uised. William Hiegins. rib broken and tdiy bruised; ML'ce Kennedy, cut about the ia..: Mrs Gray and her daughter Jennie ere both slightly injured. Shot to Death. A raport has just reached Kingfisher, Okhoma, from the Cheyenne Preservation that band of Indians had wreaked summary mjeance upon a cowboy who had in a unken wantonness shot and mortally ounded a squaw of that tribe. They tied m to a stake and shot him to death. Two Dead, Tea Injured. During a b!oo jy affray w'aica occurred at van Lake, Ark., in a resort called "Africa," a colored people's bat', two colored men ere killed and ten more or less seriously iui\h1, some of whom were expected to TEE WORLD'S FAIB, resident Harrison Invites Other Na? tions to Participate. The following proclamation has just been ued by President Harrison: z the President of the United States or America: A Pivw?lnm?t.irm Whprpnc satisfanfrnpv oof has bean presented to me that provi>n has been made for adequate grounds and ildings for the uses of the World's Columm Exposition, and that a sum, not less than 3,000, (X)0 to be used and expended fov the rposes of said exposition, has been proJed in accordauce with the conditions and ^uirements of Section 10 of an act entitled ^.n act to provide for celebrating the four ndredth anniversary of the discovery of nerica. by Christopher Columbus, by hold5 an international exhibition of arts, inistries, manufactures, and the products of e soil, mine and sea, in the city of Chigo, in the State of Illinois," approved aril 25, 1890. Now, therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison, asidentof the United States, by virtue of e authority vested in me by said act, do reby declare and proclaim that such interitional exhibition will be opened on the 1st iv of May, in the year 1893, iu the city of licago, in the State of Illinois, and will not ! closed before the last Thursday in Ocber of the same year. And, in the name ! the Government and of the people of the j nited States, I do hereby invite ' I the nations of the earth to taka i irt in the commemoration of an ent that is pre-eminent in human ! story, and of lasting interest to mankind, | j appointing representatives cnereta, uuu i nding such exhibits to the World's Colum- ' an Exposition as will most fitly and f nlly j ustrate their resources, their industries j id their progress in civilizatiOD. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set y hand and caused the seal oE the United ;ates to be affixed. Done at the city ol ' rashington this 24th day of December, 1890, 1 id of the independence of the United ates the one hundred and fifteenth. 5Seal.] Benjamin Harrison. 3y the President, Jamkb q. Blaine, Secretary of State. LATEB NEWS. The Postofflce Inspectors ordered to Hart tord, Conn., to investigate the recent stealing of stomped envelopes by E. E. Fay, B 'ound that Fay stole 20,000 envelopes. He lad confessed to the stealing of $7000. Two men were killed and ten injured by ;he falling of the roof, of an old factory in 0 Sew York City. Bateman & Co.. the well-known bankers >f New York City, of which Commodore Bateman is a member, has filed assignment p papers. tt The entire business portion of San Augus- ej tine, Texas, has been burned. Loss $100,000. at Tax Collector M. S. Snyder, of Tucson, 31 Arizona, was attacked in his office by two masked men and was shot and robbed of ^ M000. d A band of Indians abducted the wife and Et laughter of a ranchman of the name of ? Miller and subsequently burned the ranch n at White River, South Dakota. si Mrs. G. W. Cox, while temporarily in- * sane, jumped into a well eighty-five feet r ieep at her home in Salem, Mo., and was killed. t Adolph Verdugo, under sentence of j death, struck Jailer Pedro Pellon at Tucson, I i.? V?, ^ t AJlZOUBi fctVCO UU1C3 uu kuc uuv^a iiu uu^u uuu grating with a dirk, then forced the door j. open, beat the jailer to death, took his keys and escaped. Later particulars show that twenty-five soldiers were killed and thirty-five wounded in the battle on Wounded Knee Creek, in the Bad Lands. Nearly one hundred Indians were killed. The President signed the commission of Henry B. Bfown, of Michigan, as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Nearly fifteen hundred school teachers, bailing from New York, Brooklyn and Philadelphia, visited Washington on a sight-seeing tour. Until afternoon they spent their time risiting the Senate and House chambers, the White House, the museums and other points of interest. They also went to Mount.Vernon. Professor Koch, who left Berlin several days ago to take a much r.?eded rest, is staying at Klausthal, in the Harz region: The Inhabitants of the town gave a torchlight procession in his honor. ^ The Scotch railway companies refuse to ? recogniz3 Mr. Tait, the Secretary of the c strikers1 organization, and will treat with i the men only as individuals. They also talk ^ jf refusing to reinstate the men. Messrs. Parxell and O'Brien, the Irish i agitators, had ? secret conference at Bou logne, Franc?. \ A great fire in th3 heart of the business t :entre of London, England, hear Blackfriars ? Bridge, destroyed property estimated at P3.0P0.000. 1 ? ( FIFTY-FIRST 00NQBE3S, \ In the Senate. t 21st Day.?Mr. Hale (Me.) introduced a c joint resolution to provide for the floating of ^ American flags on the eastern and western 1 porticos of the Capitol every day of the year. 8 Laid over....Mr. Morgan attacked the proposal to apply cloture In the Senate....Mr. F McPhsrson spoke against the Election bill. r 23d Day.?Only seven Senators put in an I appearance at the north wing of the Capitol, & and its session was held only to escape the ^onRtifcutional inhibition against an adiour- o meat of over three day?. d 23d Day.?There were eighteen Senators ' present. Prayer was said by the Chaplain. The journal of Wednesday last having bean u read and approved, the Senate, on motion of 0 Mr. Hoar, adjourned. a 24th Day.?The Senate resumed the con- d sideration of the Election bill, and Mr. Hoar 11 yielded the floor to Mr. Hiscock, " who addressed the Senate in support Df the bill. Mr. Hoar then spoke ....The Senate Committee on Comulerce 4 favorably reported the bill creating a Ma- f rine Board in the Treasury Department.... Mr. Paddock reported, with unimportant f] amendments, the bill known as the Puro ? Food bill, for .preventing adulteration and misbranding of food and drugs. I 25th Day.?Messrs. Walcott, Stewart and I * Teller made speeches against the Election J1 Force bill, and Messrs. Teller and Hale at- " backed the Elections Committee for its delay 01 in pressing the bill; Mr. Hoar made aspoech c< defending the committee's action....Mr. Stewart opposed the caucus Financial bill. jjj In the House. ta 21st Day. ?There were but fifty menbers 'r present when the House was called to order. !' un motion of Mr. McKinley it was agreed A* that when the House adjourn it be to meet " on the following Tuesday, and then an ad- J? journment was taken. te 22d Day.?The House met and adjourned for three days without transacting any bu3i SEVEN PERISHED AT SEA, ? 1 Survivor of the Crew of the Lncinda ^ G. Potter Tells a Harrowing Tale. & A terrible talo of suffering from ship- [( vreck was told at Philadelphia, Penu., by f( Charles Vollenberg, the only survivor of a \ raw of eight who had shipped on the three ^ uastad schooner Lucinda G. Potter for a f( 'oyage to Norfolk. X The vessel capsized in the recent storm and a /ollenberg and Captain Evans were picked c, ip in an exhausted condition by the schooner t, D. Lansorn (Captain Smith). Captain $ Svans, who had b en injured, died soon after j2 >eing taken on board the Lansom, which has tl ust arrive! at Philadelphia with the dead ^ >ody. si vollenbsrg says the vessel was thrown on a ler beam end in a hard squall off the Jersey tl oast, off Baruegat. He. the Captain and he crew climbed on the afterhousa. A The first wave swept th3 cook and a man " mown a3 Jim overboard. The survivors instructed a raft. Captain Evans was 5: lardly able to move, but managed to crawl in to it. rue coici was intense, ana one of me the men dropped off into the ocean until ;he Captain, Vollenberg aud another man 'i done remained. s On the third morning the raft was sighted >y the Lansom, but before she came up the 13 ihird man was washed away, and Captain lc Svansdied soon after he was taken aboard. ii h OCEAN POSTOFFICES, ; Tostal Clerks on Steamers Between u New York and Germany. Mr. Snciise, the Director of the Post and Telegraph Department of the German Empire, and Captain Brooks, the Superintend- $ ent of foreign Mails of tiie i'ostottlce ue- i partment, have concluded an informal agree- ? ment for tiic establishment of a sea postoffice | service on all vessels of the German Jine 1 n plying between New York and Bremen and Hamburg. t The agreement provides that each Government shall furnish a postal clerk for service i on each vessel, whose duty it shall be to assort all mail passing between the two coun- | P tries. Contracts with the steamship com- j ? panies have already been made whereby j accommodations for the clerks and space i t for assorting the mails have been secured, the | n expense for the same to be divided equally j 1 between the two countries. The new arrangement will go into effect j n on April 1,1801, on vessels leaving German : r r.nrte nn that tin to and on Anril 15 for out- I t. Dound vessels from New Vork. Captain " Brooks expresses the belief that by the new arrangement the delivery of mails to the a persons addressed, both in this country and ? Germany, will be so expedited that the ? scheme will ultimately be adopted on all c transatlantic steamships. the Ramos mining district in the State ot 2 San Luis Potosf, one of the richest in Mexicc, ^ has bean sold to an American syndicate i headed by Mr. Kirkl&nd, of Milwaukee. Q drirturinftwrriir' TREACHEROUS DIDIAIIS. lig Foot's Band Surrender an< Then Begin a Battle. aptain Wallace and a Numbe of Troopers Slain. A dispatch from Pine Ridge Agency, Soul akota, says: Big Foot's brave3 turned up< leir captors this morning and a bloody flgl is:ed. The trouble came when the soldie: ;tempted to disarm the Indians, who hi irrendered to Major Whiteside. This mo-i a the part of th9 troops was resisted, and looiy and desperate oattle at close qua ?rs followed, in which the Indians weresh< own ruthlessly, and in which the lives i >veral soldiers were sacrificed. Captain George W. Wallace was killed,&c lieutenant Garliogton and fifty troope fere wounded. Big Foot's band, numbering 150 warrioi irrendered yesterday to Major Whitesid rho, with the Seventh Cavalry, had been eadiness to intercept the hortiles who wa taking for the Bad Lands. They had been hovering about th9 edge i he Bad Lauds ever since Sitting Bui leatb. On Sunday last they approachi lajor Whiteside's camp, near the mouth 'orcupine Creek, and signified their inte ion to return to their reservation. Colonel Foreythe threw his force arour he Indian camp and mounted theHotchki pins so as to command the camp, and at 'clock issued the order to disarm the re ikins. The preparations were quickly made. T sommand was given to tna maia ? come forward from the ten: This was done, the squaws and cb tren remaining behind the tepees. T )raves advanced a short distance from t amp to the place designated and we dlaced in a half circle, the warriors squi ,ing on the ground. A body of troops w? ;hen dismounted and thrown around the ] iians, this forc9 comprising Company ' Captain Wallace, and Company B, Capta /arnum. The order was then given wenty Indians to go to the tents and ? heir guus. Upon returning it was seen to >nly two guns were brought. A detach me it once began to search the village, resultii n thirty-sight guns being found. As thi3 task was about completed, the I lians, surrounded by Companies K and jegan to move. All of a sudden they thri ;beir hands to the ground and began firi apidly at the troops not twenty feet awf Che troops were at a great disadvantage fei ng to shoot their own comrades. The India: vomen, and childreu then ran to 1 iouth, the battery firing rapidly at them hey ran. Soon the mounted troops w< vfter them, shooting them down on the wi in every side. The engagement lasted fully an hour am lalf. To the south many took refuge in a i rine, from which it was difficult to dislod ;hem. The Indians from cover kept up a cc tant fire on the soldiers, who replied, pic ng off the redskins at every opportunil L 110 nOlCUAIba JJUU VFtUJ 1UU up au ?u? :ommand the ravine, and a withering fl vas poured upon the reds. It is estimat ;hat the soldiers killed and wounded numt ibout fifty. There were more than fif ndians killed outright. The Indians were shot down vrherev 'ound, no quarter boirg given by any or Captain Wallace was billed by a blow of dub on the head and Lieutenant Garlingt >f Arctic fame was shot through the arm ;li(? ?lonvr. '-'he so.cliers pursued the red skins who i enipted to escape from the ravine, and f? >f tne band of 100 who surrendered escape to say that it was a most daring feat, 1 jidians attacking 500 cavalry, expresses t situation but faintly. It could only have been insanity whi irompted such a deed. It is doubted if I light either a buck or a squaw out of all B boot's band is left to tell the tale of this da] reachery. The members of the Seventh Cavalry ha ince more shown themselves to be heroes leeds of daring. Single-handed conflic rere se3n all over the field. The Indians were not all armed with gut aany of thoai having only pistols or kniv ,nd clubs. They fought with desperatio nd after the first surprise were greatly at isadvantage. After breaking through t ine that surrounded them they were at tl lercy of tue raouuted troopers, the groui or some distance bsing unbroken. After the first volley the Indian? thre bemselves upon the troopers who su ounded them, and who. were so complete iken by surprise that they were unable eturn the first fire, and could only fight wi heir clubbed guns or small arms. Before the battle was over another skirmi ceurred near the agency. One of Colon 'orsvthe's troopers of the Seventh Cavali "as fired on by some Indians who went o om the Rosebud Camp, near Pine Ridge,ai a their return fired into the agency. Tb lused a skirmish, in which two soldiers we: ounded. Indian scouts who have just con i say that but few of Big Foot's men a ft alive. Captain George D. Wallace, the dead cap kin, was appointed to th9 Military Academ om South Carolina in 186S, and upon beln "aduated.in 1872 was commissioned a secon ?ut9nant in th9 Seventh Cavalry. H icslved his promotion to first lieutenant i 176 and was commissioned captain .in Sej imber, 1885. WAR IN AFRICA. nei'ii>nu rorces unuer ?.111111 v;?inu a Slaver's Caraj>. Eiuin Pacha recently sent Lieutenan ,angbeld and Buelow, at the head of a hot f troops, to Urambo. Africa, where th ought a tattle with the Watuta tribe, d eating tho latter with severe loss. T V'atuta tribe subsequently joined forces wi he Waniainwest tribe and again attacked t rermau troops. Another severe engagome ollow'd, the Watutas being again defeat* he Gonnan forces had three men killed ai iue wounded. Commander Stuhlmann 1 ently captured a slaver's camp near tho V: oria Nyanza. After a fight, in which mai irabs ware killed, the Germans succeed 1 releasing a large number of slaves, bis camp a quantity of ivory, gunpowde bou:' lO'i muskets and other property we The troops then continued the larch, finally reaching Makongo, whe tier met Emin Pacha. JST EMPEROR'S SLEIGH RID] now Was Specially Laid Down t Get the Necessary Depth. Thi? fiormnn EmnpMr en inrol n. do the other day in true royal fashion. j not for ordinary mortals to have the: iow laid down to order, but this is what i >ne for Wilhelm II. He had the road froi s castle to the Bradenburg F.?i?co gat lickly covered with th? f; snow whic iture had not sup^'.iact iu sufficient deptt id whon the tut-t "iiad been completed h ok a lively spin with the children, all seatr g to enjoy themselves immensely. PROMINENT PEOPLE. Stanley's first payment for his book w 20,000, spot cash. The late August Belmont was an enthu stic collector of old china. Senator Leland Stanford, of Califc ,ia, is estimated to be worth 130,000,000. Ex-Speaker Keifer is to be seen daily* he floor of the House and Senate in Was ugton. It is a fact unfamiliar to many that t] oet Whittier was from 1837 to 1840 a re.' ent of Philadelphia. Colonel E. F. Humphrey, the leader i be Colored Fanners' Alliance, is a whi lau, and was formerly a Baptise preacher i 'exas. Major Burke, the defaulting State Trea ver of Louisiana, is hard at work along tl ivers of Honduras iu the hope of winnii ack his fortune. Ex-President Cleveland has accept* n invitation to attend tho annual raeetir f the Indiana Tariff Reform League i larch, and will be one of the speakers at anquet given by the League. The Empress of Russia is forty-three yea: Id. She was never pretty, and is now e: ibiting a tendency to grow stout. She tie second daughter of the Danish King, ar i three years younger than the Princess < f Wales. 7 TEMPERANCE. THE ISSUE. ri The Constitutional Amendment now * Demands attention. Alcohol it says, Is far too potent for a beverage. Diluted, it is whisky, gin, or beer, Or brandy. Undiluted, it Is known To be a fatal poison! Is it Ifess H A poison in solution? True, it may Require a little longer time to act, Yet, act it will at last, and fatally! Law lays its ban on other poisons; why .. Should alcohol escape? l/LL in The issue now^ Before the State is quite a simple one. 'Tis not, as may be thought, of this or that rs Intoxicating; drink, whate'er its name, id The real question is shall people drink re The deadly poison, alcohol? If this At any time were put to vote in an Assemblage great of%mall, that vote would be * Unanimously no I Such verdict would Decide the fate of alcoholic drinks. The alcohol must be expelled from them o By law. Take that away, what would be left? Naughtbuta nauseousresidum No one could drink! Why mystify the case? Why throw a tempting glamour o'er m Intoxicating drinks by giving them The sanction of misleadingnames? 'Tis this . That complicates the difficulty of j,1- Redeeming those within the toils of their f Infatuating influences! 'Tis this r: Association of drink-tempting nams3 ? That renders prohibition difficult. Let us call things by their true names, and thus . Reduce a complex question to one or " Simplicity. Let us tear off the mask | That with its pet, delusive colors, hides ? The real foe we fight. . 'T is alcohol I n6 This, as a devil-fish, has got its grasp ?8 Upon the man, the State, the nation! This ,"We seek to break by Constitutional Amendment. Breaking that wo free The people from these luring, tempting forms 118 In which the smiling poison lurks. We fight ire Against a foe that every human law " And every law divine, with emphasis Proclaims to be such. Civil law declares Medicine asserts it. Science says, *S And. so say all these mighty witnesses, lJ.n That 'tis a deadly foe to human life, to To liberty and happiness! Why not !e; Destroy such foe on such authority? Why not prohibit alcohol? uj ?Dr.H.B. Ditrant,in Tempei-ance Advocate. n- DRIJTKING A FARM. My homeless friend with tbe chromatic 9W nose, while you are stirring up the sugar in n? a ten cent glass of gin, let me give you a fact to wash down with it. You say you have longed for years for the free, independent ,4s life of the farmer, but have never been able ' ? to get enough money together to buy a farm. But this is just where you are mistaken. For several years you have been drinking a * good improved farm at the rate of 100 square , feet at a gulp. If you doubt this statement, 1 figure it out for yourself. fa" An acre of land contains 43.560 square feet. Estimating for convenience the land at $43.56 JP" per acre, you will see that it brings the land to just one mill per square foot, one cent for '5> *en sQuare *eek Now pour down the fiery if? dose, and imagine you are swallowing a ; S strawberry patch. Call in five of your :-ea friends and have them help you gulp down ;?1 the 500-foot garden. Get on a prolonged f spree some day and see how long a time it requires to swallow a pasture large enough to er reed a cow. Put down that glass of gin; ie' there's dirt in it?100 feet of good, rich dirt, worth 143.50 per acre,?Buidttte, at ?... a?? MEDICAL USE OF ALCOHOL, it- The best medical authorities in the world iw are now on record as against the use of alcokJ. hoi for the treatment of diseases. The Pop* 20 | ular Science Monthly reprints from, the Lonhe | don Lancet a valuable caper read before the JEsculapian Medical Society of England on i .itiu . IT?ii KTT A n CQ "IHB UOCUL OXWUUI 111 1U.17.I1W1UC, Kfj A. W . by Bartley, M. D., M. R. C. S. The writer's >ig opinion is against the use of stimulants, and r's a long list of cases are recited to substantiate his argument. As surgeon in a battery va of artillery in the Punjab, the writer had a in number of cases of delirium tremens in his its haDdSj all of which were successfully treated without the use of stimulants. Of other cases is, the writer says: "There were many cases of es acute chest disease in the cold weather. On in, admission to hospital, they had plainly one ; a thing in common with thos9 suffering 'rom he alcohol; they were exhausted from shear be waut of food. It was the first and main id point of my treatment that this should be met by prompt feeding, most generally by )w repeated cupfuls of arrowroot and milk. I ir- gave nitre or other neutral alkaline salt, and ly morphine for a hacking cough. The tongu? to began to clean at ones and the temperature th to fall, and the haggard and worn patient got refreshing sleep and began to consh valesce. In fact, the case ran parallel with. i?l the former ailments I have mentioned, and I y soon ceased to employ with them a'iy form ut of alcohol. id lis ~~ HIS DRUNK ENDED IN DEATH, re ? , ? le .fr ranK waniey, an eariy saciier 01 unejre enne, Wyo., says a dispatch to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, who owns considerable y. property near Bonanza, in the Big Horn Y basin, left Buffalo, a supply point, 100 miles i away, with merchandise for himself and ? neighbors. The load included a five gallon e cask of whisky, distilled from turpentine a and brass filings. He drank heavily of the j. stuff. Other freighters were with Ganley on leaving Buffalo, but he pulled on ahead, and by punishing his horses made first camp ten miles a head of the rest, Efe ?jont1nyefi to punish tke liquor, becoming telpiessl/ drutl!:. He fell into his fire and one leg was roasted re in a horrible manner. It being a bitter cold I ni^ht, the other was badly frozen. Ganley was in a fearful plight when over ,ts taken the next morning. He v:as barely j_ alive, but entirely unconscious, and in spite * of racking pains' and a realization of his ?y condition, he determined that he would live, le- and had himself carried to the cabin of an he acquaintance on a creek fifteen mile3 off tie jj, road. Here the roasted leg was hacked off jje with butcher knives and a common saw, and nt the frosbitten member treated. Ganley made |?j ao complaint while being manipulated by 1(j the volunteer surgeons, but cursed his folly, !0. and vowed he would never touch liquor jg. again. He said he was bending over the fire iy and suddenly became dizzy and fell. He j lived several hours after the ooeration. and ju to the last moment declared fie would sur>r vive. He wasaman of powerful physique, re and firmly believed he could stand every(ir thing. As an employe of the Union Pacific re he had been hurt in wrecks, and during his residence iu the Big Horn basin he had fought bears, Indians and dt3peradoe3. GanEley was a Pennsylvanian by birth, and about City yoars old, with no family. He owned an oil claim and mineral pro3pects and some o stock. The body was taken on to Bonanza. TEMPERANCE NEWS AND NOTES, k The quantity of alcohol taken in the coltt onyof Victoiia last year amounted to 1,ir 5*00,000 gallons. [s The expenditure for liquors and narcotics _ absorbs the net proceeds of one day's work ;e of the world per week. h The white chrysanthemum has been 1, chosen as the floral otnblem of tho Illinois 3 Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Its >_ mooninrr is faith I Tho Boston Herald is authority for the statement that the merchants of Boston have, during the last oighteen months, shipped 1,'259,000 gallons of rum to Africa. Trelewis, a mining locality about seven miles from Merthyr, Wales, has a population of about 2000 and yet has neither sasi loon, pawn-shop, police force or police I fetation. )r* I Great Britain has 50.000 persons traveling | in caravans. Eight years ago a Travelers' jn i National Total Abstinence Union was h- formed, and there are now 7000 show-people in this union. ie Tho Minister of Public Instruction in >7ew si- South Wales has decided to placo a copy of Dr. Richardson's work on "Drink and Strong Df Drink" in the hands of every head teacher t0 in the public school?. in National organizers of the W. C. T. U. have been detailed to work in Wyoming and s. Oklahoma and a committee is arranging to ' jo send one under the auspices of the world's ! !g W. C. T. U. to Japan. It is estimated that there were 15,000 i >d original package saloons in Iowa when the j [rr original package hill passed, and that nine- j ia tenths oi thein closed the day after tho i a President approved tho bill. Much attention has baen given of late to rS the organization of the World's Woman's c. Christiau Temperance Union. Great Britis aiu has now a Secretary of that large:1C1 work, Miss G. E. F. Morgan. She is a hujf manitarian of experience and a friend of j Lady Henry Somerset. 1 - -? - - -- - -i - - ~ - ; , i? : " ' i ' " i ii m The Origin of Buks. The origin of banks Ia not accurate!/ known, but they are of great antiquity.. They existed in China, Babylon, (Greece,* Rome, and in the cities of many other ancient nations long before the Christiaft era. The oldest bank note of which we have any record, the one of which "Notes for the Curious" has already given a description, was issued in China so far back as 2697 years B. C. The first of this early Chinese paper money was issued by the treasury, just as notes of to-day are issued, but it was not- long until the entire business was turned over to the banking, institutions, which were even then under government inspection and control. The s popular name for this first of known bank notes was "flying" or "convenient money." The form of this note wa3 similar to those of the present time. They bore the name of the bank, number Df the note, value, place of issue, date and signatures of the proper bank officials. A specimen of this note, issued in the year 1399 B. G.t is now in the Asiatic museum at St. Petersburg, Russia. It is printed in blue ink on paper made from fiber of the leaves of the mulberry tree. . In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, there are Babylonish tablets of banking transactions dating back to the reign of Nebuchadnezzar. The earliest of these tablets belongs to the year B. C. 601. On it are the memoranda of loans made in silver by a certain banker," Kudurru, as follows: "One mina to Beluepus, five shekels to Nabubasa-Napsati, five shekels to Nurguldann. Total, three minas, five shekels of silver." Assuming that the value of the Babylon* ish talent was equal to $2031.25, the 4'mina" was Worth about $31.25. The earliest known banking houffe of Babylon was that of Egbi & Co., a house that seems to have acted as a sort of imperial banking institution from the time of Sennacherib (about 700 B. C.) down to the relga of Darius, who became king in 521 B. C., the life of the concern having been traced through dvfe generations of the Egbis. Many of the records of this house, on clay tablets, found in an earthen jar at Hillah, near Babylon, \ may be seen in the British Museum. The earliest records of European banks now in existence are those of the Bank % of Venice, founded A. D. 1171. The ' Bank of Barcelona was founded in 1401; Bank of Genova, in 1407; Bank of Amsterdam, in 1609; and the great Bank' of England in 1694.?St. Louia Rtpub- \ liC' mm A Bear Vanquished by a Girl. V .,'vj Miss Maggie Respess, a girl of fifteen* living near Adel, Ga., was alone in the house with four younger children, her mother being dead and her father, a ,ji hunter, having cone to Savannah to j pose oi some gauae. During ifne night, jays the Atlaata Constitution, the chil- ' ? dren began crying for water, when Mias Maggie went to the well to draw it. The v well was about 100 yards from the house, , ^ and as the night was bright and clear J) she did not hesitate to go. While drawing the water a^ sensation of awe came over her as her auick ear detected the - sound cf feet upon the ground?great, lumbering step3 which she only too well recognized. Looking around she saw a huge bear in the pathway which led \k back to the house, toward which the ' bear was advancing. The door waa ^ opeD, and the cries of the children, as/ they caught sight of the ugly brute advancing toward them, nerved the girl for the fight. Grasping her father's hunting knife, which she had carried out with her for protection, she ran rapidly after the animal in order to dispatch him before he could begin his work upon the children, t Just as the bear had reached the door her heard the footsteps behind him, turned about and raising upon his haunche3 let fall his big paws upon the girl'a ' ~ ? 'houlders, as she simultaneously buried the knife in his throat. With a conruljive shudder the bear fdljbackward. Miss Maggie then sent anothertuhist into ^ ujo v<anvf anri fiipn lpft him for dead, and ~ then went to bed and slept for the of the night. At daylight she arose, ana^^^ with the aid of the other children skinned aud dressed the carcass for market. ' ->/ Pussy's Peculiar Faculty. Among the habits and traits of the domestic cat that are familiar to all is its well-known attachment to particular localities, and its faculty for finding its way back from the most remote places although carried away under cover. No- '* body has satisfactorily solved the prob- :r: lem of how it performs such feats. One theory, advanced by Mi. A. R. Wallace, in Nature, is that a cat which is being convoyed to a distance blindfold will have its sense of smell in full and acuta exercise, aud will by this means take nota . ,)f: of the successive odors it encounters oa the way; that these will leave on i?s mind "a series of images as distinct as v those we should receive by the sense of tliof f'fVin r/)/tnrpAnpfl nf t.hpQA aiyui,, uau,??, v., odors ia their proper inverse order? every house, ditch, field and village having its own well-marked individuality, would make it an easy matter for the animal in question to follow the identical - < route back, however many turnings and cross-roads it may hare followed." U any of our readers know of a mow reasonable theory we shall be glad to learn of it. Hott to Be Happy. For tlic climax of devout optimism. says the New York Tribune, commend us to Dr. Deems, of the Church of the Strangers in New York. The secret of his successful and happy life has been given to the public recently in rhyme, i He says: j The world is wida In time aud tide, And God is guide, Then?do not hurry. ? That man is blest Who does his best And leaves the rest. _ Then?do not worry. msjgj~r Precautious Against Consumption. * In a circular on precautions against consumption, published by the State Board of Health of Pennsylvania, the I following advice is given: "The duster, aud especially that potent distributor ol germs, the feather duster, should never ^ be used in a room habitually occupied bj^^ a consumptive. The floor, woodwork, and furniture should be wiped with a damp cloth. The patient's clothing should be kept by itself, and thoroughly boiled when washed. It need hardly ba said that the room should be ventilated as thoroughly as is consistent with the maintenaucs of a proper temperature."