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i :s RlfiOROUS WINTER~ - - ' Ti Period of Cold Weather . syn; own in a Century. 00$ the bar People Perish, Travel Stopped, and Harbors Blockaded. ofE _____ vill< The A cablegram from London, England, says: Boa It is now the seventh week of the prevalence c'iai of frost throughout the United Kingdom, with no signs of abatement of the severity -jyej of the weather. From John o'Groat's stal ' House to Land's End the country is wrapped Wii in snow, and canals and streams are ico- Pr^ 1 bound. Even a number of tidal rivers are - ? frozen fast. For duration of the frost f?r, period this is the most remarkable diet winter of the century and, in 31 point of severity, only the winters of 1813 Nov and 1814 exceeded it. Fairs were then held an < on the ice on the Thames, Severn, Tyne and the Tweed. Booths were reared on the ice, aud aj all the usual fair frolics were held thereon. WQr The Thames, below Richmond, remains partially frozen, and is covered with tjj'e . ice floes, which are impeding cav- pju igation. Above Teddington the ice tow on the Thames in eight inches thick. CarTiers' vans can traverse the river's frozen ^ surface from Sutton Court to Abingdon. ^P1 Bkatershave a free stretch for many miles above and below Oxford. Numerous deaths ~ a have resulted from the extreme-.cold, several r ?j of them at the very gates of workhouses, J115' ' where groups of poor people were waiting 7' for shelter. no' Midland newspapers declare that thousands C of persons in that region are in a condition chil - of semi-starvation, many laborers being ing compulsorilv idle, without fires or food. N. . Mayors of cities, with the aid of local boards, ? are directing an organized distribution of fori HrpflH and eoaL and are starting relief kitch- nnH ens; still they fail to reach a host of cases of p distress. Numerous instances occur of Coroners' inquests on the bodies of people found dead in bed, where the verdict is that death if resulted from cold and hunger. oonj In every country on the Continent there is suffering because of the severe weather. Tha 'coasts of Belgium, Holland and North Ger- Tre many are blocked with ice. In the Scheldt *>ua River navigation is nearly at a standstill on Hu; account or the ice. At the North German port of Cuxhaven twenty-nine steamships I are icebound. Pilots there are unable to T .communicate with vessels on account of the offi ice floes, which make the harbor inaccessible. 6?r i Several vessels were struck by immense ma masses of the floating ice, and their hulls cur were so badly damaged that the boats rapid- -j ly filled with water and soon went to the ~a tJottom. In every instance the crews were pja saved from death only with great difficulty. spj] A number of steamers are drutuur helolesslv vio between Ottendorf and Brunsbattel. * They * have lost their anchors, and have been considerably damaged by the floating ice. At ELamburg, Germany, navigation is greatly impeded by the huge blocks of ice which fill 1 he river. The Board of Navigation is making every effort to keep the river open, and is employing as ice-breakers three of the strongest tugs that can be secured. 0 Many vessels have also been damaged by the All ice, Dut no serious accidents have yet been bra xeported. anc At Antwerp, Belgium, 10.000 workmen offi have been thrown out of employment owing is to the unusually severe weather. The misery j i caused among the poorer classes, in conse- ^ quence, is widespread and intense. The use of dynamite is about to be tried to i break the ice at Copenhagen, Denmark, kwhere several steamships lie ice bound. At 6tr' many ports tugs ore actively engaged in ef- C forts to break the ioe, but not with much ef- sta i feet. The Oeresund is full of ice floes. C Dispatches from the German ports of Lu- tjlC beck, Stettin and Swinemunde all tell of the sur inaccessibility of their harbors on account of Qj., ice, and say that navigation has ceased, that q0 there is much snow, and that no open water T its vriciKIa Tn BorMn thtt tftmnprftbirA i.q At * sixteen degrees Fahrenheit. The Hartz Railway is snow blocked, and the mails usually conveyed by its trains are now transZ ported in sleighs. 'j All Bavaria is covered with snow, and in the country between xnS?Danube and the ^ Alps the snow is eighteen mokes deep. In J certain places along the Rhine "ssjow-drifts C arepilea seventeen feet high, threatening tal( inundations when they thaw. Ha In Northern Italy snow began to fall and by did not cease for a week. The inhabitants^ -J of that region are suffering acutely, such stu weather being entirely unknown to them; 1 and it is feared that many persons have per- Foi ished in the storm. At Mantua, Turin and rfci Milan railway trains are much delayed on . account of the heavy snowfall. i; Dispatches from Vienna, Austria, say that u communication with points south of that ^ city is greatly impeded and that on all rail- CQ_ ways centring there the movement of trains is partially suspended. ' : A telegram from Madrid reports heavy snowfalls in Spain and says that communi- 1 cation with all the provinces of Spain is dif izec flcult. It also reports the prevalence of in- ern tensely cold weather in Valencia, where orange groves have been swept by the storm, gjg entailing heavy losses to the owners. cee, i At Marseilles, France, the hospitals are _ Mtnnrr)ai4 hh'^U vn?n/\i?n aPPaa. f viu??ucvi Him guueinaiiuiu iiuiuua nun,- _ j tions caused by the cold weather. Dock la(borers there nave lighted along the quays great fires at which to warm themselves during working hours. A violent storm, accompanied by hail and H snow, and extending a long distance inland, p01 is reported from the seaport of Algiers, in ,, | North Africa. The report is coupled with the ff.. assertion that nothing like such severity of weather was ever known in that region be- ??_ -fore. llsi Advices from Paiis say that the Seine is 1 blocked with ice near Rouen and that the req Saone is frozen above Lyons. Telegrams rep n from Arras and Nimes say that much mil suffering is being caused at these places rj by the intensely cold weather and ^ That a number of persona have been wj| found frozen to death. A sad case ^ is reported from the village of Pourmies, in ^ia the Department of Nord. Three children were caught in a raging snowstorm in a j wood near the village. They wandered about * d until overcome by cold and exhaustion, when JJ?? all thre9 sank to the ground and perished in the storm. A party which had gone in tQe search of them found the children buried in anc the snow. S of 1 ?? grc SACRIFICED THE BOY. ? c Indians Commit Murder to Secure ^ Good JLnck in Hunting. ma Blue Horn, an Iudian, went hunting and ' trapping in the Beaver Hills, near Fort Sas- ^ katchewan, Winnipeg, accompanied by a boy vjd about eight years old, the eldest son of a Vic- N. toria Indian. While they were looking at the T traps one day, Blue Horn sent the boy back the to camp. When be returned he was sur- j prised to And that the boy was not there. con The other Indians in camp searched for the jeri boy, but did not find him. o Soon afterward a half-breed from Beaver Lake found in the woods not far from New stal Beaver Lake trail a skeleton in a standing P'u position, the arms stretched out and wrists *?u tied to two trees. He did not disturb it, but went to tell the father of the lost boy in ne3 order that he might see if he could identify T it From circumstances surrounding the Sw affair it is evident tbe lost boy had been the offered as a sacrifice to secure good luck in Ha bunting by Indians. As is their custom,the tfcc savages bad hung about the body bits of -j> cloth and trinkets to propitiate the Great QQ(j Spin1- den Dip the THE CBEW DBOWNED. Fatal Result of a Collision Between n Steamers in the Frith of Forth. thQ The steamer Britannia, from Leith, and on the steamer Bear, from Grangemouth, col- ?ac' lided in the Frith of Forth, Scotland, on a p SXIVS , Tho Bear sank immediately. The Britail- crea cia launched a boat, which rescued two of Si the Bear's crew, but twelve were swept away gue; by the current and drowned. poir ' The Britannia was badly damaged by the Brit collision, and tho steamer Thames, which . came up soon afterward, took the Britannia's fortv-fire passengers off and started to tow the disabled steamer to Laith. Ti The cablet snapped, howover, anl before Pa^ ' the oonnoetion could be re-established the iQ * Britannia foundered. The crew took to the water with their life Ti belts en and all were rescued except the chief poor \ ?Bgine~, who was drowned. CHE NEWS EPITOMIZED Eastern and Middle States. he American Harvestar Company, a licate organised at Boston, Jlass., inNoiber last, with a paid up capital of -$35,000, ha3 gone to pieces. It included ail companies in the country manufacturing vesting machines. . B. Delamater, G. \V. Delamater and L Delamater, the members of the firm elamater & Co., were arrested at Heid>, Penn.. charged with embezzlement, complaint was made by the outgoing rd or Couuty Commissioners. They rgo the Dslam iters with embezzling upd of $30,000 of county funds. he window-glas3 factories at Blossburg, llsboro and Covington, in New York te, have shut down by order of the idow-Glass Trust. The employes nad no rious intimation of the action. xdrew H. Dill, United States Marshal tho Western District of Pennsylvania, I recently in Philadelphia. ]cch damage resulted from ice gorges in r England rivers, caused by heavy rain; ;xtraordinary high tide prevailed along coast. :rs. Rachel St:llwaggon, the oldest nan on Long Island, who celebrated her ;h birthday on September 18 last, died at home o? her son, George Stillwaggon, in shing, N.Y. She was born in Tarryn, N. Y., in 1785. on'gressman" JOHN' He.VRY MCCARTHY, resenting the Eighth New York Congreatal District, has resigned his seat at shington to accept a place on the New k City Court Bench. Governor Hill has ; appointed him to fill the vacancy caused Judge McAdam's elevation to the Supe Court. iiarles Thielcke and his wife, old and idless, committed suicide together by tak^poison at their home in Jersey City, Eleven Pittsburg (Penn.) laundries have ned a trust to fight Chinese competition [ reduce expenses. ire in New York City destroyed the in elevator and mills of E. M. Van Tasand the seven-story factory of Vought & lliams, iron merchants. Loss, over 3,000. he New Jeisey Legislature assembled at nton, and Governor Abbett sent his anil message; in the Senate Mr. Stuhr, of Json County, was unseate:!, and E. F. Donald, who was turned out last May, ; seated in his old place. he Democratic candidates for State | ces in Connecticut were sworn in by the lato at Hartford, and made formal deads for the offices, which the present innbents declined to surrender. 'he Court of Appeals of New York has .nted a new trial to ex-Sheriff James A. ck and "William Flack, convicted of conracy to secure a divorce for James A. ck. rEOP.GE M. Bartholomew, the defaultPresident of the Charter Oak Life Insurre Company, returned to Hartford,Conn., er four years' exile in Canada, and was traced to State Prison for one year. Sontli and West. Joverxor Boyd, Democrat, and Powers, iance candidate in the late election in Neiska, have both taken the oath of office, i Governor Thaver refuses to retire. State cers recognize Boyd, and the Legislature livided in favor of tho three men. Irs. Peters and her daughter were mured, robbed and burned to death in Core. Ga. iiXTEEJT houses anl contents were deDyod by flro at St Clair, W. Va. iOYerxor Hen-rt Mark3am was inlled in office at Sacramanto, Cal. ;olon*el Robert H. Crockett, one of i leading politicians of Arkansas, and only vivmg grandson of the famous Davy jckett, died recently at Stuttgart, Ark. lonel Crockett was about forty years old. Sxgineer Hilburne was killed by a ler explosion at Salt Lick, Ky. He "had led twenty-eight men in accidents on his in. )xe of the Indians implicated in the rder of the freighter Coles, several weeks ) in Okanogon Couuty, was taken from 1 at Olympia, Washington, and lynched. :tbace Hathaway, the pretty and anted twenty-year-old daughter of S. 0. thaway.of Kent, Ohio, committed suicide drinking carbolic acid while suffering m mental aberration brought on by over Sj. ["he steamer Citv of Washington put into rt Monroe,. Va^ Wl^damagod^by a hurme, having lost twoof ~Eer drew aa^fveiJ,'-. ^.T Stoningtou, W. Va., Henry Blankenp had a pseco of his skull as big as a man's id cut out in a saloon fight, and although lost a quantity of his brains ho will reer. ?. 'reascrer Woodrgff, of Arkansas, is ,000 short in his accounts. 'he Tennessee General Assembly organi at Nashville and the message of Govor Taylor was read. "he California Legislature elected Leland .nford as United States Senator to sucd himself. 'ARsrERs* Alliance men captured all the ces of the Kansas House. Washington. 'he President made the following nominaas: Jacob W. Palmer, Collector of stoms at Bangor, Me.; "William A. Rusi, of Massachusetts* Lambert Tree, of nol9, and Nathaniel P. HiiL of Colorado, bo Commissioners to oonsider the estabiment of an international coin, or coins. ?he American Board of Foreign Missions [uests Secretary Blaine to demand of Spain aration for outrages on American jslonaries in the Caroline Islands. 'he annual conference of the Board of Inn Commissioners c.? the United States, ;h representatives of the various religious lies interested in the welfare of the Inns, was held at Washington. 'HE Vice-President and Mrs. Morton pave inner and reception in honor of the Presnt and Mrs. Harrison and the Cabinet. 0 reception following the dinner, included 1 Diplomatic Corps, the Supreme Court 1 the Senate. iix miles west of Washington, on the bonks the Potomac, work has been begun on the muds of the fifty-third Chautauquia Asibly of the United States. The grounds isist of eighty acres. Commander Reiter, who was detached m the command of the United States n-of-war Ranger for his coaduct in the rrundia affair, has demanded a courtrtial. 'he President has approved the acts proing for public buildings at Newburg, Y.; Danville, 111., and Pawtusket, R. I. 'he Behring Sea controversy came up in United States Supreme Court. [orace C Pugh, of Indiana, has been firmed by the Senate as Consul at Pano. ecrstart Wisdom is authority for the ament that eae growing Treasury surs cannot now be used in the purchase of r per cent, bonds for the reason that it I be needed to meet pension payments due ct month aggregating ?23,000,000. "he President has nominated Henry H. an, to be United States District Judge for Eastern District of Michigan; Robert E. nnay, to be United States Attorney for ; Eastern District of Texas. he White House was the scene of a large brilliant reception given by the Presitand Mrs. Harrison in honor of the lomatic Corps. The guests asked to meet diplomats were from Congressional, Jual, Army and Navy circles. Foreign. "he Tuparee, the head hunting tribe of Island of New Guinea, made an attack a village and during the raid they masked forty of the inhabitants and looted a ;e numoer 01 ine dwellings. rofessorVibchow, of Berlin, Germany, ; tbe effect of the Koch lymph is to intse the number of bacilli. exhor Soveral, Secretary of the Portu;e Legation at London, has been aptted Minister Plenipotentiary to Great ain, in succession to Senhor de Freitas. i was recently recalled by the Portuguese ernment. IE tobacoo warehouses belonging to id Jessurin and Weber, Moeller & Co., lamburg, Germany, were burned. Tbe age dona is estimated at $250,000. is state of destitution into which the people of some portions of Ireland are plunged can be judged by the fact that over i 100 families living in the Cloyne District state that for some time past they havo been starving, and living almost entirely upon turnips. Fon the first instalment of the new French } loan only ^2S,fJ09,000 was required, but the i deposits amouutcd to -$470,000,000. Baron Georges Eugexe Haussmann, while at dinner at Paris, France, was stricken ; with apoplexy and died a few hours later.. Baron * Haussinann, who might almost be j called the creator of the present city of Paris, was born in that city on March 27, 1S00. J. E. & M. Clark & Co., South American railway contractors, of London, England, i have failed. Their assets are placed at 15,000,- ; 000 and tlieir liabilities at $2,000,000. Nixe people were drowned while trying to ' cross the Seine on the ice at Paris, France. Tinpivr: the recent thaw an avalanche fell upon a suburb of Liwno, Bosnia, and buried j several houses. Several iumates were crushed i to death. The Russian budget for 1891 shows an estimated surplus of -Si, 167,840. The estimates include, as extraordinary expenditures, $26,775,000 for public works and $12,912,500 for armaments. a small part of the Chilian navy took part in a revolt; the army remained loyal to the Government. M. Floqttet has been re-elected President of the French Chamber of Deputies. Senor it. A. Martinez, President of the Soani sh Chamber of Deputies, is dead. LATEK NEWS. A loaded car became unmanageable and , ran down a steep incline at Split Kock, neai Troy, N. Y., killing four persons and seriously injuring four others. The report of the Treasurer of Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., made to the Overseers, shows the invested funds of the college to amount to ?7,121,854. A stormt scene in the Colorado House of Representatives called out troops. All station ageutsand telegraph operators on the St. Paul (Minn.) Railroad resigned. Uxited States Circuit Judge Nelsox, at St. Paul, Minn., has decided in favor of Russell Sage in his suit against the St. Paul, Stillwater and Taylor's Falls Railway Com ? ?u;^U o lnn.l crrotif. nf pau.v, ? u1uu iuvu1?w u. iuuu w. ~t ?, 000 acres of land, valued at $10,000,000. Hakp.t Lewis, Dannis Simmons and Joseph Hewes, three graders Jn the employ of a railroad at Silver City, South Dakota, were instantly killed by the explosion of eighteen sticks of giant powder. As adjourned meeting of the Intercoutin- j ental Railway Commission was held in ! Washington with the President,Mr. Cassatt, in tho chair. Hector de Castro was elected Secretary of the Commission. The Postmaster-General has abolished the postoffice of Catherine, Ala., where the residents had objected to a colored postmaster, Granville Bennett. The Navy Department has decided that the cruiser San Francisco, heretofore intended for the flagship of tho Asiatic station, will be attached to tho Pacific station. The old wooden sloop-of-war Lancaster will go to China as flagship. The death at London, England, of Charles Hastings Russell, ninth Duke of Bedford, is j announced. He was born on October 6,1819. The Uruguay Parliament has passed n, bill which increases the customs duties. The Chins of Farther India made a raid on Pinthaw, a village of Burmab, killing eight persons and capturing twelve. General Wolseley, Commander-inChief in Ireland, is concentrating the soldiers at Cork, Dublin and Belfast. There are nearly fourteen thousand soldiers in the Dublin and nine thousand in the Cork command. Violent snowstorms are again prevailing throughout Austria-Hungary. A blizzard jrt^od in the city of Vienna all the afternoon. 1W ?? THE INDIAN" CENSUS, The Total Number of Keel Men In the United States. The Census Bureau has issued a bulletin giving the population and other information of the various Indian tribes exclusive of Alaska. The bulletin shows the total Indian population of the United States to be 244,704, which is made up as follows: On reservations or at schools unaer control of the Indian Office, not taxed, 130,254. Indians incidentally under the Indian Office and selfsupporting are as follows: In Indian Territory, 25,357 are Cherokees, 3464 Chickasaws, 9996 Choctaws, 9291 Creeks and 2539 Semlnoles. There are also about 14,247 colored people (mixed Indian blood) living with and | members of the above tribes. The total population of the five civilized tribes is therefore 64,871. The Pueblos, of New Mexico, number 8278- the Six Nations and St. Regis, of New York, 5304; Eastern Cherokees, of North Carolina, 2885; Indians (ninety-eight per cent, of whom are not on reservations) taxed dnd self-sustaining citi- | zens, counted in general population, $5,267; I Apaches at Mount Vernon Barracks (prison- I ers), 384; Indians in State or Territorial prisons, 184?total, 114,473. TKa fur+.hAr shows; Total males taxed and untaxed, 80,715; total males un- j taxed and on reservations, 63,770; total females taxed and untaxed, 82,106; total females untaxed and on reservations, 66,484: ration Indians on reservations to -xhom rations are issued by the United States^ 32,810; selfsupporting Indians on reservations by farming,* herding, root digging, horie raising, fishing and hunting, 96,044; total self-supporting Indians (32,567 taxed and not including the five civilized tribes), 128,611. Th-i r.ymber of whites pn the several reservations in the Indian Territory aggregate 107,967 as follows: In Cherokee Nation, 27,176; in Chickasaw Nation, 49.444; in Choctaw Nation, 27,991; in Seminole Nation, 96; in Creek Nation, 3280. This makes the total population of the country, including Alaska, estimated at 87,0C0, almost 63,000,000DEVELOPING THE SOUTH. The Work of a Great Combiuation of Southern Developers. Much attention has recently been directed to the South on account of the Southern Inter-States Immigration Convention which convened in the city of Asheville, N. C., on the 17th of last December. That convention was composed ot more than eight hundred prominent Southern business men. An important part of the business of the convention was the unani- I mous adoption of a resolution asking for five hundred thousand Northern men to come South during the next twelve months, and make their homes with the native people. A Bureau of Information was established, the business of which is to furnish information free of cost to all persons in the North. Hon. John T. Patrick, of Raleigh, N. C., was place 1 in charge; the plan adopted is practical, and will save the Northern man much trouble in finding reliable and trustworthy information. The plan is. in brief, as follows: A local ogauization is established in each Southern town; a descriptive mmphlet is prepared by each organization. Northern men wanting information write to Hon. John T. Patrick, Raleigh, N. C., giving in detail what they wish to know concerning the South, or any part of it. These letters are printed by Mr. Patrick and seut to eafch of the towns, and in turn the Secretary of each organization corresponds or sends circulars to the enquirers. In this way one let- 1 ? :-c Lex ix um a nui tueiii juau wtrnuut luiurum* tion puts him in possession of raucu valuable knowledge, whicn, corning from the official organizations, can be trusted. If a man should want a farm, water power, site for mills, a gold mine, a tract of timber land, or a winter boarding place, he can, by one letter, get the choice of many places. BOLE CHINESE PIRATES. Tliey Loot a British Vessel Of! Hong Kong. After Killing the Captain T'hej Escape With $30,000. News arrived at San Francisco, Cal., bj the steamship Ocaanie, from Yokohama Japan, that the British steamer Namoa hac been attacked and looted by pirates. Tht daring of the pirates can be easily con ceived when it is known that they made the attack only about forty-three miles from Hong Kong, China. The vessel had on board 245 Chineso it transit and only five or six Europeans when nirnfac ttKa oel?o/l fi\ Vi/: JLLIOb UJ ClKUUJ-mv ^Iiuvcc, MUV t?nuu w kj\ taken on board as passengers. At 1:15 p. M.. while the officers were at lunch, the pirates divided into four bands and attacked the bridge, saloon, forward house, occupied by the petit officers, and filled the cabins with stinkpots. A passeuger, Captain Peterson, lighthouse keeper at Lamocks, who was eating on deck, was instantly killed, and a quartermaster, forward, was shot and thrown overboard. They shot at the engineer, hitting him in the wrist. He, however, succeeded in getting tc the engine room, and, securing bis revolvsr, he afterward killed two of the pirates. The Captain, who was in the saloo n, wa: told that if he would submit to the ship's being looted,no harm would be done him or the passengers, but he no sooner stepped out than he was shot dead. After getting about $30,000 from th? officers, passengers and crew they smashed every boat the steamer had and then turned her toward the coast. When five miles ofl they gave three blasts with tho whistle, which was the signal for their partners in crime tc come out in six junks, into which the bootj was placed. TV hen all was ready the pirates departed. Before leaving, however, they threw tt the fireman, who had assisted them by drawing the fires, a bag containing $200. The ship was then taken back to Hong Kong by the chief officer, where she presented a mosl deplorable sight. Captain Pocock was one of the best known men on the Chinese coast, and his death is much regretted. The steamer is of the Douglas, Lapraik & Co. line. Four of the officers, who were badly wounded, were taken to the Civil Hospital at Hong Kong, where the local magistrates took their depositions. It is reported in Hong Kong that the chiei of the pirates is the same who led the famous attack on trie wreynouna some years ago. He was only recently released from prison. On December 30 four of tha pirates were arrested and held in the police court at. *"on~ Kong for trial. The affair has created great excitement throughout the Chinese Empire, and is almost the sole topic of discussion in the newspapers. FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS. It the Senate. 31st Day.?The Financial bill was further discussed. It was agreed that a vote should be taken on the bill on the following Wednesday. 32d Day.? Debate on tha Financial bill was continued, Messrs. Blackburn and Morgan speaking for free coinage. ...Mr. Stanford introduced a bill providing for an extension of the Executive Mansion, in accordance with the plans suggested by Mrs. Harn'cnn at, n enst not to exceed $950,000.... Mr. Frye introduced a bill to tar foreign yachts remaining in United States waters more than six months....House bill for the relief of Major Wham, Army Paymaster, crediting him with $28,345 Government funds, of which ho was robbed in Arizona in May, 16S9, was passed. 33d Day.?The Finance bill was taken up, and speeches in favor of Mr. Stewart's amendment were made by Mr. Allen and Mr. Berry....Mr. McMillan introduced a bill to pension the widow of General Custer at the rate of $100 per mouth... .Mr. Quay introduced a new Force bill, empowering the President to use tin army and navy to supervise elections where he thinks proper. 34th Day.?The debate on the Financial bill was continued, Messrs. Shjrman, Allison and Aldrich making speeches against free coinage... .The report on the House Aoporj tionment bill was presented by Mr. Hale, from the Committee on the Census. 35th Day.?The Senate, after many hours of debate, passed, by a vote of 39 to 27, the Free-Coinage bill adopted June 17, 1300, asn om2?stitute for the Financial bill... .The Senate at 12:12 aTm^ agreed to7A??iitT>]wi??JS?ftl Elections Force bill. The vote stood 33 yeas, 33 nays, and the Vice-President voted in the affirmative. The Senate then a JjourneJ. In tfie House, 27th D at.?The House went into CdrtliiiKr tee of the Whole oa tha Shipping Subsidy Kill nnrl tho Hot was anant in df>hat< with out deciding upon any tim9 for taking a vote The bill authorizing the issuance of certificates of service to telegraph operators who were with the Union army during the Civil War was passed. 28th Day.?Consideration of the Shipping bill was postponed temporarily....Mr. Pickler introduced a joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of "War to issue to South Dakota 1000 ritle6 and 300 rounds of ball cartridge for each arm, to enable the authorities of that State to assist the Government in protecting the citizens and their property against depredations by the Indians .... Mr. Harvey called up the bill authorizing Oklahoma City to issue bonds to provide a right of way to the Choctaw Coal and Railroad Company through the city. The bill was passed....The House then went into Committee of the Whole on the private calendar. 29th Dav.?A. snlect committee was appointed to investigate the alleged "sliver pool"....The Army and Navy Appropriation bill was ud, aud Mr. Stone made a speech against the Lodge Election Force bill... .Tne Senate bill for a public building at Providence, R. I. (at a cost of ?309,000). was passed. 30th Day.?Tho Army Appropriation bill was considered Mr. Lodge made reply to the attack made upon him by Mr. Stone, of Missouri... .Mr. McKinley reported the bill providing that tha commercial reciprocity treaty ^thtta Hawaiian Islands shall not be impaired by the Tariff act. 31st Day.?The Army and Navy Appropriation bill was passed....The House went into Committee or the Whole on the District of Columbia Appropriation bill....Mr. Enloa introduced" a resolution protesting against the Canadian appeal to the Supreme Court in the Behrinr Sea case. A CANNIBAL ORGY, Now Hebrides Natives Devour Three Executed Criminals. The commander of the British cruiser Royalist tells of aa extraordinary scsna at thj New Hebrides, when three natives wero exscuted by order of the commander, for killing and eating a French trader and his son. Immediately after the execution a number of natives asked for tho bodies, and the commander, supposing that the relatives wanted the remains for burial, eavo them up. Tho natives retired a short distance and immediately proceeded to cook and devour tho bodies of the dead criminals, much to the horror of the British officers ana their men, who did not, however, feel justified in interfering. A FATAL ROMP. The Infant King of Spain Accldently Kills His Governess. The Queen Regent of Spain is greatly distressed at a most unfortunate event that has occurred in the royal household at Madrid. nf fkn TTInflp woa wnMu *UO ^UfUUCCOUl VUW AU&uuv ? MW ?? ing the baby monarch while he was indulging in a fit of romps, when suddenly he leaped into her lap and upset her chair, causing her to fall to the floor with violence. She sustained such severe internal injury that she died from the effect. The governess was a general favorite and her sad end ca&; a rtlooru over the Spanish Court. According to the statement of President gaker, of the FrankUp Bank, Baltimore, Ind.f ex-Councilman H. Webster Crowle, who failed recently, had overdrawn his account at the bank, with the cashier's connivance, upward of $100,000. The President beliave* that CwWac Gardner was UrcwtiMd. ^ ^ TELEGRAPH AND CABLE. The Latest Important Events at Home and Abroad. Nine Foolhardy Parisians Drowr in the Seine. An accident by which nino parsons losl their lives occurred at Paris, France, a few days ago. The Seine, with the exception oi the centre, has been frozen over for samo days. The whole river was covered with ice, the middle of the stream, however, being hidden by what the police judged to be a dangerously thin sheet of it. Consequently the authorities forbad* people to attempt to cross the river, and the police were instructed to enforce the order. A number of men and boys, however, disreemrrilnc the warninz cries of the police and ol the crowds of people who were watching them, attempted to cross the Seine As they came near the middle ol the stream, dull, cracking reports were heard, causing a number of the foolhardy persons to rush back to the side; of the river, where the ice was much thicker. Others pressed on. Suddenly the ice gave way ana precipitated a crowd ol people into the freezing water. The police and life-savers rushed to the scene of the disaster; but, in spite . of their efforts, ami though a number of men aDd boys were drawn from the river, nine persons wer? known to have been drowned. She Killed Her Son. Henrv Mullins, aged nineteen, was shot and killed recently by his mother near Crab Orchard, Ky. A few days ago a relative ol the woman went to Danville, leaving a little three-year-old child with her. Henry, coming back from town in a rollicking raood, snatched up the child and began tossing it. This angered his motner. wno tow aim to stop 01* she would kill him, out he went on with his capers. The woman reached after an old army pistol and shpt him through the breast, killing bim almost instantly. After the unnatural deed' was done she se*med to comprehend its enormity and tried to drown herself. Next morning she wa; seen by a neighbor on the river's bank, when she had evidently been ever since the kill i?g. He Shot the Sheriff Dead. A most horrible and tragic event occurroi at Randolph, Ala., on a recent night, upor the arrival of the north-bound passenger ex Sress. Among the passengers were B. H ones, Sheriff of Jacraon Parish, La.; Olive; n??,i .To moo Tot a latter a murderoi i-icau auu wuuiw - w.v, ... arrested in Louisiana. As the parties alighted from the train in the broad glare of the lamps at the statioi and hotel, a bold assassin, scarcely ten fee! from his victim, ralsod his pistol, and, wit! two shots flred in rapid succession, almosi instantly killed the Sheriff, who was leadin; tho manacled prisoner to the hotel. Th murderer escaped under the cover of dark ness, the prisoner making his escape at th' same time and following nis rescuer. Killed His Wife and Himself. Anton Brueekner, who had lodged witl h:s wife since Friday in a third-story roon in tbe bouse of Miss Mary McLaugnlin i: Philadelphia, Penn., at an early hour th other morning shot his wife and himself dead Jealously is said to have been the cause. Brueekner was a German, aged thirty-five an ex-saloon keeper, and at the time of hi death a clothing cutter, out of employ ment. Mra. Brusckner was shot twice in the back one of the bullets going through her. Th murderer had endea his own life promptly with a ball through the heart. Hurled Through the Air. A locomotive at Gordon, Penn., on th Reading Railroad, exploded. Enginee Martin Saeger was hurled 300 feet in th air and landed in a large pond. Brake men John Smith, Irwin Bolich and Nichola Hump were struck by flying debrie3 au( horribly mangled. Smith and Bolich were kille 1 and Hum; was fatally hurt. The engine and neighbor ing buildings were entirely demolished, i large piece of the boiler almost killed an 011 tire family. The Army Limited List. The bill that passed the United State Senate to transfer offlc3rs of the Army fron the limited to the unlimited list of the re tired list wil), as stated in the committee re -resort, result in the immediate transfer o 1 i- _i-li? an-? *v. ' sixty officers """ frw^lgtlremeat o j the limited list. *??, A Teamstei-'s Horrible Death. Scott Loop, while walking backward ii fr5ntof his logging team at Goshen, Ind. ran into a load of logs ahead of him and b; the tongue of his own wagon was held in th' air and pinned to them. The tongue crushec into him, breaking his ribs and injuring hirr so that he died in a fen- minutes. Great Fire at Bombay. A disastrous conflagration has causa much suffering in Bombay, India. Over twi hundred houses have been burned to th ground and hundreds of families are rendore* homeless. PROMINENT PEOPLE, Bismarck's weight is 185. Senator Ingalls is now fifty-seven. Boclanger will spend the winter ii Egypt. Historian Kinglaee's body is to be ere mated. Alexander III. is one of the greatest oli book collectors in Europe. It is rumored that Mary Anderson will re turn to the stage next season. Chauncey M. Depew is said to carr; IGOO, 000 insurance on his life. TCmpp.ror Wtt.t.tam did not spnH his nsnn New Year's greeting to Bismarck. Mrs. Stanley says she will never consen to ber husband's going to Africa again. The Russian Government has declined t accept the military services of the Duke o Orleans. Thomas A. Edison, tiie electrician, wil collaborate with George Parsons Latlirop 01 on electrical novel. Rcbenstein, the pianist, is literally dyinj of melancholy. He professes most profouni disdain and disgust for life. Justice Bp. ad let enjoys the reputatioi of doing; more work than any other Jus tic on the United States Supreme Bench. TV. H. H. ("Adirondack") Murray ha registered a vow to mark the spot where Sit ting Bull is buried with a memorial stone. It is believed that Captain "Wallace, wh< was killed in the fight at Wounded Knee South Dakota, killed five Indians before hi fell. Poor Blind Tom Is dying of consumption and the fortune he earned Dy his marvelou gift has disappeared in some mysteriou way. Major Pond expects to make from $75, 000 to ?100,000 out of Stanley's lecture tour The explorer is paid ?50,000 for fifty lecture and his traveling expenses in addition. Besides arming his guards with the latesl tmnrmoil wonnnna th? Fona h&fl BlYftn order for a more tlorough vigilance in the protec tion of the Vatican grounds against in trusion. Kaiser Wilhelm's sister, the Princess o Meiningen, has developed a talent forlitera ture that is regarded as remarkable. H*: principal efforts so far have been to trans fate some of the German classics into moden Greek. Governor Francis T. Nichol3, o: Louisiana, is dismembered to a remarkabli extent. He has lost a leg and an arm and ai eye. He lost his1 leg at Chancellorville ant his arm was carried away by a cannon bal At. Winrhpstor. Mr. Parnell is the author of a plaj known as "Shamrock Green," which for fivi years has enjoyed great favor in Australia and which has netted its proprieter nearl] 315,000. The hand bills announce that "Mr Parnell wrote this play when a young mai at college." Ye Cha You, the Coreon Charge d'Af fairs at Washington.isbelievednevertohavi seen his little son, who died a few days ago as tho Corea-n custom prevents a.father fron seeing a child until three months after it birth, and the little one was only two month id whi?n it diAd. TEMPERANCE. IMPORTANT RAILROAD REFORSC Several railway companies in tho United States and Canada liavo introduced an im* c portant reform by requiring entire absti- r nence from the use of liquor while on duty, a and only promoting those who wholly a*t> stain. The practice might be successfullj c imitated by other employes. The drinking a habit always impairs the usefulness of a t workingman, and any movement to discour- * age it would be regarded as an economic as * well a.i moral reform. 1 * c AFTER MIDNIGHT. 3 A Chicago paper says: "If all the saloonj t were closed at midnight the proportion ol crime in this city would be reduced one third, perhaps one-iialf. Whisky is at tlu bottom of most crime?bar-room whisky? and tte bar-room whisky 'jag* does not often take on a murderous aspcct before tho witching hour. If the saloons wore closed at mid- I night tho thieves, sandbaggers, murderers, t loafers would bo sent skurrvinz homeward. ? having no other place to go, and the streets would wear the garb of peace." A con* . temporary adds: "If this would work so well, J why not ligure on the result of closing those 1 crime-breeders seven days in the week?" IX THE YOUNG WOMEN'S HANDS. It is doubtful if the young women realizo * or suspect it, but the future of the temper- 1 ance question is very largely iu their hands. ? If they would agree in each parish to have noiuiuj, uj uu vvuu yuuug tueu wuo urius; u they would all constantly frown upon drinking, make no jokes about it, laugh at no jokes about "bottles" or "headaches," or drinking jests of any kind; if. in short, young women would all begin, say with the : new year, to speak and act toward drunken- 1 ness as the hideous, disgraceful and shocking ] thing that it really is, tho end of tho year would see more drinkers roformed, and more ] young men savod from becoming drinkers, than any year since Father Matnew died.? ; Sacred Heart Review. A CONFIRMED DRUNKARD AT TWELVE. Lulu Hanlon, a delicate-looking little girl, who is brrely twelve years old, wa.' arraigned before Justice Ryan at the Yorkvilla Tolice Court on a cnarge of being a habitual drunkard. Officer King, of Mr, Gerry's Society, testified that complaints had been made in regard to the girl's habits ! He made an investigation and learned from tho noighbors that both the girl and hei father had been drunk on Chnst.nas Day. Recently Officer King visited tL<i apart ments where the Hanlons livo, and found j the girl lying on the bed in a beastly state i of intoxication. When the officer attempted . to take the girl away the father, a brutal looking fellow, interfere!, but was finallj induced to consent. The little prisoner was sent to the Protectory.? New York Sun. DON'T LET INDIANS HATE LIQUOR. There is?says the Indian's Friend,a papei published by the Women's National Indlai Association?a law passed by Congress thai no intoxicating liquor of any kind shall b< sold to an Indian, anywhere within the limit! ; of the United States (and it was not passec ] for the bonefit of the Indian either). Thii law is openly, repeatedly and unblushinglj violated; from its violation there comes < long line of evils of which the white race get} its full shore. Now wo venture to suggesi t> that as a precautionary measure it might b? 1 well to send all sellers of intoxicating liquors c out of the lands assigned to Indians. Th< f Indian Bureau in the Northwest is prao ' tically in charge of the War Department since the recent or.ler of the honorabli ; . Secretary of the Interior; and it would be f 3 comparatively easy matter to carry this law into effect. A thorough enforcement of tht law would be worth more than a regiment o: i of cavalry. p 7 DISGRACEFUL SCENTIS. Tho Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia, has tho following from its Berlin correspondent: "Tho disgracjful scenes at e tho banquet given by tho city of Berlin tc r tho Modical Congress wero recently the topic e of discussion in council. A councilman called j * it 'the medical schuetzenfesfc,' and emphasized j ? tho waste of money. He was not altogether j 1 wrong. The monoy spent by the city for the Rathaus banquet was really enormous, and ? tho result was the total intoxication of most * of tho shining lights of the profession. Iregret to say that tho bigger the man, the ' ' ? ?? L On ol rvrnfoocni LLlUi U LIU ? UO UlUV/4 IMlVil VU M J/. V4VWV. , whoso name is a household word all over the I medical world artificial respiration was prac- ! ticed for almost an hour, and another pro- j s fessor who has revolutionized one of the most ' i important of medical branches had a bad j h cut in his head, the result of a fall. A French ! ! physiciau who has made his name renowned , f by fighting intemperance through exposure j ? of the injury inflicted upon the organism by u alcohol was unable to spell his own name. Bj J a quoer coincidence I also saw two men hupable anf^^uistrin^ieniS^^ 4 leader ot j a Gorman bacteriologists, and th3Snl?LSL^jJ' known Paris professor who does not believer4 ~ in bacilli." ? ? 1 [ A SAD SCENE IN COCHT. What pathetic incidents occur almost daily j In our police courts! One morning a short I time ago a woman was arraigned before a I Justice on the charge of having been found I 1 drunk in the street the previous uight. | 0 "When asked if she had anything to say for ? herself, she flushed and trembled, but looked 1 tho judge steadily iu the face as she replied: "I can s-^y nothing. I forgot myself and | must be^r the consequonccs." She was fined five dollars, and was not able to pay; was j about to be conducted to prison when a man, j having the appearance of a hardworking j mechanic and accompanied by a pretty little j girl, rose in the audience and ofTered to pay B it for her. It was her husband. Hearing I his voice, she hid her face in her hands and said hastily: "You must not pay it." * "But we want you at home," replied the man, smiling at her pleasantly. "No, you i must not pay it," insisted his wife. "Don't waste tho money on me. Use it at home. K Buy a new pair of shoes for baby with it." "Please cpn^e the little gnT; and tlio 7a the.r si.'Cnty fuuliey ' from his pocket ancl handed it to tho clerk ol the court. But the woman still protested, 1 declaring that she would not go home, and she would go to prisoi, aud it was not until t the little girl began to cry and tho Judge begged hor to think of her children that sue 3 consented to return. Her husband at length # took her by one hand, tho child by the other, and belwt'en tnem she was led slowly from . the court. Oh, the curse of intemperance!? J TTorfc at Home. a TEMPERANCE NEWS AND NOTES. | No cannon was ever made that is half so deadly as the wino gla-s. j Of tho now Mayors in England and Wales, B thirty-four are total abstainers. The first glass is the most dangerous B glass because it opens the door for all the others. Let hell be blotted out to-day, and the ma? terial can be found in any saloon to start another one. 9 The Supremo Court of Massachusetts has given an opinion that, if it can be enforced, will provent the sale of wiues and spirits in 1 clubs located iu local-option towns of that g State. Henry Stouffer, seventeen years old, die 1 . a few days ago after helping to drink a gallon of whisky at BowmansJalo, Penn. John 1 Weaver, a sixteen-year-old boy, who drank i portion of the whisky, was nearly frozen ^ to (loath and will be crippled for life. s Tie curse of drink: A man offered his little baby's shoes at a pawnshop for teu cents. This was too far for even the pawnkeeper to go, and ho refused. And then the j follow urged, "But the baby is just dead." A young man proposed for the hand of a r young lady. As she hesitated ho said: "I . wait your answer with bated breath." The j girl, who is something of a humorist, said: "Woll, Mr. B , you will have to bait your , breath with something besides whisky be' foro you catch your humble servant. Good 8 evening." j An old colored man who addressed a tem1 iwrance meeting at Welien, N. C., said: "When I sees a man going home wid a gallon of whisky and a huff-pound of meat, dut's ' temp'rancclecture nulf for ine, and sees obery day; I knows dat every ting in h's ' house is on de same scale?gallon of miser ' to obery half-pound of comfort." 1 I The most ancient mode of writing j * was on bricks, tiles, and oyster shells, J s and on tables of stone, afterward on i plates of various materials, on ivory, 9 on barks of trees, on leaves of trees. i HOUSEHOLD MATTERS. NICE DISH OP CALF'S LTTEB. Nice calf's liver makes a very good P. lish if well cooked. Try the following ccipe: Cut a pound of liver into slices ad be sure to cut them quite thin, over these with hot water, then drain ,nd wipe dry. Put two ounce3 of buter into the frying-pan, with a teaspoonul of onion juice. When the butter is iot put in the liver, cover the pan and :ook about five minutes, turning the lices over once or twice, when cooked hrough season and serve.?New York World. , . v'jga PZANUT 80CP. Take about a quart of freshly roasted >eanuts; shell, taking care that none of heir inside brown skin is left on the luts. Now pound them thoroughly in i mortar under the whole forms a cake. | 3oil steadily in two quarts of water or & :-r4 ittle more if found necessary for four . lours, using for stock a hambone and if ivailable, the remnants of the last pair - )f ducks. Skim off the oil and servo Jiping Hot. 1013 13 saici to db a caeap , ind most nourishing soup.?Neio York Tiibune. FRENCH BREAD. The secret of giving to French bread its peculiar consistency is the repeated ieavenings to which it is subjected; the Eirst baking takes place about 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning, some of the dough being reserved to mix with a new sponge; as soon as the second batch is light still some more of the sponge is reserved and a third baking started; so on until the afternoon of the day is reached and the demand for bread ceases. A little of the last sponge is saved for the fresh batch, which will be set about midnight. The . * . _ _? % J 1 J! ^3 4.U* repealed leavening anu nueuumg ui mo dough gives the very light and spongy texture to Bthe bread which no other - M variety possesses. Baker's yeast is used JS to start the leaven.? Chicago Newt* . .1 SAVORY DISH OP BEEF FLANK. A very savory dish is made is made " from the very undesirable part of beef known as the flank. Take four or five pounds of? the flank, wipe and remove v* skin membrane and extra fat; pound and trim until of uniform thickness; make a vyl stuffing with one cup of cracker crumbs, ; . ? two tablespoonfuls of finely chopped salt pork, half a teaspoonful of salt, one salt- \'-^4 spoon each of thyme, marjoram and sage, .>3 nail a sauspoomuioi pepper, a icw utups ,t of onion juice, or one teaspoonful of - ^ chopped onion, and one egg; moistea r with hot water till soft enough to spread over the meat; roll over and tio or sew 7; securely; wrap a cloth around it and put in boiling water and simmer six hours, ; J or until tender. Remove the cloth, press it, and when cold remove strings. Serve . ^ cold cut in thin slices.?Evening World. Sj GRAHAM BOLLS. ' j.. Mrs. Susanna Dodds gives the most minute and accurate directions for a per- ij feet gem, of which the following is an abstract: Mix graham or whole wheat ^ flour, which, if very coarse, must first be sifted,with ice-cold water in the propor- ^ tion of two-thirds of a pint of water to a " f quart of flour; more wetting must bo ' >^s used if the flour is very coarse. Stir fast until a moderately stiff dough is formed, '% and knead thoroughly from tea to fifteen minutes, till the dough is fine and clastic _ " '?? to the touch. Roll half of it at a time into long rolls a little over half an inch in diameter; cut off and shape into roila ']& three or four inches long and three-quarters of an inch thick, to which no dry - four is attached. Make them rapidly, _ and place a little apart in a pan; prick them with a fork and put the pan in a hot oven. ihoy should not j.ij r" ~ l.iax ???.?*?? thumb*nd fiai* yield to pressure oet ger. They are to be eaten warm or cold, and are just as good rewarmed as when To do this, dip in cold water,cover wier&^T^'Venr when they will nog' first.?Boston Cultivator. ' HOUSEHOLD HINTS. If flavoring is added to a hot custard ' a part is lost. Beating an egg with an egg beater can $ never increase the bulk as when a fork is Ripe tomatoes will remove ink stains . ^ from white clothes, and also from the hands. "When whitewashing your cellar add an ounce of carbolic acid to each gallon of wash before applying. Apples will not freeze if covered with a linen cloth, nor a custard burn if in the oven -with a dish of water. ?! Be^t whftlphqngq may be restored to .y shti^ bf zz. v^THi \Tittcr a ' v hours, or by warming over a lamp or fire. , ' Before chopping suet bo sure to take out all the membrane, also have it quite cold and dredge with flour before chopping. i A small box filled with lime and placed on a shelf in the pantry or closet will absorb dampness and keep the air dry and sweet. , Very thick cream should be whipped with a fork and then put into a whip churn. To mold whipped cream add gelatine. Never iron silk with a hot iron, as it takes the stiffness out of it. If necessary to press it, lay the piece of silk between newspapers. Wash straw matting with soap and water and wipe very dry. Cane bottomed chairs may be thus washed and dried in the open air. No kitchen should be without scalcs to test the integrity of things purchased by weight, and to measure the quantities of various recipes. A soothing application for burns is to cover them with the white of an egg. It forms a coating over the injured part and protects it from the external air. When using eggs once in a while break the ends carefully and save the shells for little molds. Blancmange looks very pretty served in this way for a change, j Tc clean a carpet thoroughly sprinkle salt over it, then sweep it well and it will brighten the colors .and will very often make an -old.carpet look aiiuC^Iik? nntr A householder in Bangalore is said to have for years used nothing but the dust M of the roads, mixed with linseed oil, as a J* paint for woodwork exposed to the weather. ' j If you wish to keep pickles in glass fruit jars rub the insides of the metal caps with lard. The caus with caps lined with porcelain are much to be pre-, f?rred for all purposes. j ? ?? ? .