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VOL. 47. NO. 34.
CANTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1881.
$2.00 PER YEAR
NEWS OF THE WEEK,
mous Shepaid'i Fold, New York olty, and who
v wu Imprisoned for one year for ble brutality to
ward the children under hit oharge hai been re
leased, 8. B. Vance, Jr., ton of Jodge 8. B. Vance, of
Eflanivllle, Ind., anlolded at Mt, Vernon, Iud.,
Monday. Hli brother-in-law, H. H. Shouse.sulcld
ed at LouUvlUe, Oct, 80, lut, In precisely the
same manner,
Hannah, 111., Jan, 15. John Miller, a worthless
drunken teamster of ihls place, brutally murder
ed a four-year old child of hli mistress, Battle
Eelger, yesterday. He sent the woman ont of the
home on an errand, and while she was gone he
choked and kloked the little girl "to death. The
Inquest Is being held to-day.
The World's fair commission la raising $1,000,.
000 by subscription to be given unconditionally,
A hundred thousand dollars bus already been
subscribed.
Michigan has ninety-three firms or Individuals
engaged in salt-making, their combined product
for the year ending November 80 amounting to
I. 2,673,886 barrels.
While Eastern humanitarians are bewailing the
sad condition of Lo, the poor Indian, be Is amua
lng himself by robbing stage coaches and mur
dering the passengers out West. An outrage of
this kind Is reported between Mesella and Fort
' Cummlngs.
Most of the banks buy and sell stocks and do a
general brokerage business, First National of
New York has Its own member of the Btook
goard for the accommodation of the out-of-town
banks.
A shrewd observer says that the railroad
stocks of the country would be worth 25 per cent.
more than their selling rate but for the secret In
terest of the officers In the roads In the different
oompanles and corporations doing business with
them.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan, 15. -Dr. Small, a phy
sician at Parker's Lake, has been Indicted for
. manslaughter. The grounds for the Indictment
V are alleged brutal and unskillful treatment,
which caused the death of Mrs. B. E. Busbnell,
who was being confined. The case la said to
, have been one of the most horrible butchery on
Small's part. :
A terrible snow slide occurred In Utah a few
days ago, particulars of which have Just been re
ceived. It started at the head of the Little and
Big Cottonwoods and swept down onto the min
ing town of Alta, carrying destruction to prop
erty and death to the people. The details of the
damage done surpass anything ever known in
the history of snow avalanches in this country.
An Iowa farmer killed his ion In-law, recently
left a widower, because he was about to marry a
second wife.
One thousand feet of the railway wharf at Ban
dy Hook, New Jersey, has been carried away by
the battering of the outflowing Ice. The ocean
is frozen solid from the point of the Hook to the
t main channel, the Ice bclcg from 12 to 14 Inches
thick, and an endless mass of floating Ice from
the bay renders navigation extremely perilous,
George Davy, who killed a man at Waupun,
Wit., was lets merciful than a Jury toward him
self. Tbey only convicted him of manslaughter,
and he was Fent to prison tor three years; but he
f J teemed himself a murderer, and was utterly
broken down by remorse. He bat Just died, and
physicians say that sorrow killed him.
Information of a poisoning case comes from Se
dalla, Tenn. The vlotim is Ham Dewham, a
young msn of 22, who was poisoned by an envi
ous sister. Dewham had formed an alliance
with Marietta Donn, a young girl of hit acquaint
ance. This was keep from his sister until ar
rangementa for the marriage of the lovers were
about to be made. The sister used every effort to
persuade blm against wedding the girl. He was
fondly attached to ber, however, and would not
listen to any proposition to give ber up. He
quietly told his sister that he was going to marry
the object of bis cibolee. The girl was not to be
thwarted and she coolly set about preventing the
wedding. On Tuesday night the sister mixed a
dose of poison in some bread which her brother
was to eat for supper. He ate heartily of the
food and was taken suddenly 111. He lingered
for 24 hours, when he died In great agony. The
murderess was arrested and has made a partial
confession.
The Carrie brothers of Colevllle.near Bradford,
Pa,, supposed that the nitro glycerine cans were
empty when they threw them Into the fire. The
elder brother's remains were horribly mangled.
It Is alleged that a Berea man Interested In the
stone business forged two checks, aggregating
8183 on the Berea Savings and Loan Association a
day or two ago, got the checks cashid In Cleve
land and went to Pittsburg.
George Hlnes of Sarotnn. Cal.. visited Ltnln
Kuene, and pointing a revolver at hr said she
mutt marry him or be would shoot her. She
seized a shot gun, got the drop on George, and
blew blm where he'll never have leisure to
think of marrying,
The boiler of J. F. Ball's brick works, opposite
. New Cumberland. W. Va., burst this morning at
6 o'clock, demolishing the engine house and
wounding three persons, one fatally. The dama
ges to property will amount to $25,000.
Monday morning John Powell, was Instantly
killed In a coal bank at Klrkwood, O., by a soap
stone falling upon him and ormblng hli bead.
He leaves a wife and seven children.
A man named Stubbs living near Fort Wayne,
Ind., was ran over by a train Monday and had
his head cm off.
Henry CaBtner, an old German of Kansas City,
cut his throat with a razor Monday after having
tried to kill his wife by beating her with a club.
Both will recover.
Coal operators In the Lehigh and 8cbaylklll
valleys have ngroed to work full time this week
and part of next, but the price of fuel still stays
up-
Mn. Barnard of Greenville, Mich., became In
sane from religious excitement at Lapeer Sunday
night. She went to the Rev. Mrs. Curtlss'a bouse,
overpowered, her, poured gasoline over her and
et her afire. Mrs. Curtlsi Identified the Insane
fiend before dying.
A melancholy suicide by morphine came to
light In 81. Louis Monday. J, Philip Krelger, at
one time cashier In a savings bank, which be
caused to fall by his appropriation of Its funds,
and also a defaulter as treasurer of the school
funds, was found dead In hli room at a hotel.
For month! past ho had been supported by his
mistress, who, of all his friends, stood by him un
til ber death, which occurred a week ago.
CATTLE MARKET.
East Liberty, January 10 - Cattle - Receipts
to-day 2 296 head. Market lower, best shipping
grades $5 2S5 65: good baronets' stock 4.505W
ii uummua w iair ja.o(g.w; num. cowl and stalls
IVK-94.00. ,
K , 1 Jv-ReoeipU to-day 2,540 head; market exclt
Lf .Vd; Aiadelphlaa $5.605.65; Yorkeri at $5 20
I ?, .85
f t Sheep Receipt! to-day 63 head. Prlceifalrat
' t350fi.50.
GRAIN MARKET.
Y?rk' Jl""n 10 -Wheat-Heavy and
mi oents lower. No. 1 white February, $1 15U
No 2 red February, 1 181.18&
Chicago, January 10. -Wheat-Weaker and low
er prices j No 2 Chicago spring 97o cash; 97U
February. "
FORTY.SIXTH CONGRESS.
REFUNDING.
REFUNDING. Result of Another Day's Consideration.
HOUSE.
Washington, January 15. The House went Into
Committee of the Whole (Mr. Covert, ot New
York, In Ibe chair) on the funding bill, all debate
on the first Motion and amendment! thereto being
limited to ten minutes.
The pending amendment was that offered
Thursday, by Mr. Anderson, Mr. Price Inqulrel
of Mr. Anderson what he expected to accomplish
by ttls amendment, which provided for the re
tirement of the National bank notes and for the
Issue of currency notes.
Mr, Anderson replied that by issuing currency
notes, when National bank notes shonld have
been retired, the country would have gained thlf
that the United Btatea would be the only power
having anything to do with the money of Ihe
country.
Mr. Frye gave notice of a substitute which he
proposed to offer for the first seotion, providing
for the Issue of bonds and Treasury notes to the
amount of 1020,000,000, bearing S'j per cent. In
terest, and redeemable alter one year.
Mr. Anderson's amendment was then rejected
46 to 108.
The next amendment was that offered by Mr.
Dlbrell imposing an income tax, the revenue of
which shall be exclusively used for the payment
of the bonds and notes heroin authorized to be is
sued. The tax is fixed at 8 per cent, on all net
Incomes of over $3,500 and undor $5,000, and at 4
per cent, on all net Incomes of $5,000 and oven-
Messrs. F. Wood, of New York, and Frye, of
Maine, raised the point ot order that the amend
ment was not germane; and was substantially
similar to bills pending before the house.
The Chair sustained the point of order, and the
amendment was not admitted.
Mr. Phillips offered an amendment providing
that certificates shall be issued In denominations
of $10, $20 and $59, either registered or coupon.
Adopted.
Mr. Carlisle offered an amendment authorizing
the Secretary of the Treasury to make suitable
rules and regulations to carry this act Into effect,
providing that the expense of disposing of bonds
and certificates shall not exceed i of 1 per cent,
Mr. Clafiln moved to amend by making It of
1 per cent.
Mr. Randall and F. Wood approved the
amendment.
Mr, Frye said the committee had done a mar
velous thing In providing short-time 3 per cent,
bond. It seemed to him there was a determined
purpose on the other side of the House and on the
part of the gantleman from Iowa (Weaver) to
break down all possibilities of any funding opera
tlons, and to press through a bill with such
amendments as to prevent all success on the part
of the Beoretary of the Treasury.
Mr. Weaver You hit me right.
Mr. Cox denied that any snoh move existed on
his side of the House, as the gentleman from
Maine surmised.
Mr. Frye suggested that he had bit Weaver
right
Mr, Cox replied that he only spoke for the gen
tleman from New York (himself) and those who
sat around him. He wanted this bill so guarded
that It would not be subject to the Interpretation
of the bill providing for four and four and out
half per cents. Syndicates at that 'lmebad re
ceived three, three and one half and even four
per cent,, though the bill only allowed one half of
one per cent. He did not want any Intervention
between the Government and the people.
Mr. Haskell Intimated that It was the purpose
of the other side to fool the people, and thrust
out a miserable pretense of a funding bill, when
every banker and business man knew that a three
per cent, bond could not be negotiated success
fully. Mr. Randall said If he thought one half r f one
per cent, were essential he would willingly pay It
but he did not consider It necessary.
Mr. Claflln's amendment waa rejected and Mr.
Carlisle's adopted.
Mr. Carlisle moved to strike oat the fourth seo
tion of the bill, and Insert an amendment author
izing the Beoretary of the Treasury to use, if he
deems It necefaary, not exceeding $50,000,000 of
the standard gold and silver coin In the Treasury
in the redemption of 6 and 6 per cent, bonds o'
the United States authorized to be refunded by
this act, and to apply the surplus money in the
Treasury In the purchase or redemption of Uo lted
States bonds ; provided the bonds so purchased or
redeemed shall corstttute no part of the sinking
fund, but shall be cancelled. The a mendment
wai adopted,
Mr. Hutfihtns mrtved to sti-llto nltt thn fifth vo.
tlon of the bill, de did not believe the loan
Could be negotiated at 8 per cent. No man on
tnie noor would invest in those bonds at three 3
per cent. If there was any let him rise. He
Hutchlns did sot believe the average American,
was more patriotic than a member of Congress'
and would take those 3 per oeut. bonds out of
patriotism, If Congreia made the attempt and
failed, and provided, as was proposed In this firth
section, that from and after May 1, 1881, the 8 per
cent, bonds shall be the only bonds receivable as
security for the National Bank rtirnulniinn tho
Government would find Itself In this pcsltlon,
wai wunin rour months there must be a contrac
tion of the ourrencv to the extnnt nf mri aim .
000,000. The House was;play tng around a powder
magazine wun matones. it was putting it In the
power of banks and moneyed men to bring about
such a oalamltv and flnannl.i
never been seen. He did not believe the bonds
coma be floated. He did not believe any man In
the money centers thought tbev oould he. and t
Congress proposed to try the experiment. It
should not do so.
Mr. F, Wood said he differed In hli views very
muoh from hli colleague Hutebins, He Wood
for one would never concede the right of any
moneyed corporation to dictate to the Govern
ment what It shonld or shonld not An nn tha .nh.
Jeot of Its own oredlt and Its own money. He did
uoi oeiieve u was absolutely necessary to takes
Into consideration the fant whnthnr k.k
would take those bonds. , Congrf s wu not lo be
um ai wreau nor intimidated by Innuen
does. No depression tn the money market would
or oould be made in oor,sannna nf k.
of this bill, but It would strengthen the publlo
uiouh. uii liongresi ao what was right, and the
banks would do what waa profitable. He ooa
demned the shameful policy of the Government
In asking and bumbly beseeching syndicate s and
banks and capitalists In Europe and New York to
be so kind as to take tha a and iu ni nan knn1a
applause on the Democratic side. The lime had
kiiyou wueu unoie Bam was a stalwartand stood
Upon his Imperial nower. Ha IWnndi
never consent in the last expiring hours ot a pub
llo life for forty yean that thli great country
should hawk Its oredlt in the money markets of
iud worm, i applause. J
Mr. Carlisle moved to strikn nut tho fuih.t.nn
and Insert In lieu thereof a proviso that after May
looi, me o por cent, bonds authorized by this act
shall be the ot lv bonds ranoivohio &AAnn
the.Natlonal bank circulation or as security for
the safe keeping of publlo deposits; but that when
suoh bonds deposited shall he do.ian.iod r.
chase or redemption that banks who deposit the
..mo anaii nave the right to substitute othei bonds
of the United States; provided further that no
bonds on whioh interest baa ceased shall be at
oepted or continue on deposit for aeourity for the
olroulatlon or safe keeping of publlo money, and
In case bonds so deposited shall not be withdrawn
within thirty days after the Interest has ceased,
the banking essoclatlon anali be subject to the
liabilities provided bv section umi nHh u...j
Statutes. It repeal! the fourth seotion of act 74,
uu re-euauis sections B,iot and B, 100 of the Re
vised Statutes, The committee then arose and
the House adjourned.
SENATE.
Washington, January, 14, Dawea presented a
memorial from John M. Forbei aud others, with
a bill, from the same source, to provide for retired
and retiring Presidents of the United States ; re
fened Johnston, from the committee on agrl
culture, reported a series of bills In relation to the
diseases nf domestlo animals, which were all
placed on the calendar, Johnston, from the com
mlttee on the Yorktown centennial, also reported
the House resolution Inviting the government of
France to participate In the celebration ; placed
on the calendar. The bill to punish tramps In the
District of Columbia was passed,' The bill for the
relief of Major G. W Can dee wrs also taken from
the table and passed. The bill presented by Mr.
Hoar on behalf of the Boston merchants provides
that after leaving the executive office retired and
retiring Presidents shall receive annually a sum
equal to a quarter of the salary of the President,
The committees on naval affairs were Instructed
to make arrangmen s for uuvelling the statue of
Admiral Farragut at Washington. Saulsbury
gave notice that he would harp on the Kellogg
case Monday. The bill appropriating $322,135, for
military academies was passed. It exceeds the
appropriation for 1881 by $901. The bill appro
prlatlug $250,000 for the purchase or the bank and
real (State of the Freedman's saving and trust
company was considered.
HOUSE.
No effort was made this morning to tale up the
funding bill, but as soon as the Journal had been
read, the morning hour was dispensed with, aud
the House went Into committee of the whole on
the private calendar, McLane In the chair. The
bill appripriating money to compensate Wm. Re
dus for cattle stolen by Osage Indians was dls
cussed and laid aside. Leave to have printed
amendment! to the much-amended funding bill
was granted to Representatives Anderson and
Town send.
SENATE.
Washington, Jan, 17.-The Indian appropriation
bill was reported by Wallace. The Senate resum
ed consideration of the bill to purchase the Freed,
man's bank property in Washington, and It was
passed. The bill placing the name of Gen; E, O'
C. Ord on retired list with the rank of MbJ. Can.'
was passed. Joint resolution creating Yorktown
centennial commission passed. Motion to con
sider Kellogg case negatived. Ben Holllday bill
discmsed. Upon a test vote this afternoon, the
Senate refused to reopen the Kellogg case. The
following Demoorats voted with the Republicans
against taking It up: Pendleton, of Ohio, Voor
hees, of Indiana, Williams, of Kentucky, Wbyte
and Groome, of Maryland, Lamar, of Mississippi,
DavlB, of Ullno'a, Butler, of South Carolina, aud
Bayard, of Delaware,
HOUSE.
Bills Introduced : establishing sub-treasury at
Louisville; providing for a Joint United States
and Great Britain commission to luvt stlgate Hal
ifax fishery award fraud: demanding Govern
ment to construct telegraph lines to protect the
people. from monopoly; for Importation of flax
manufacturing machinery free of duty. An
amendment to the constitution proposed which
shall provide for the election of United itatea
Senatots by the popular vote of the State. Cen
sus report read. Cox Introdnned his apportion
ment bill providing for 301 Representatives ; re
ferred to census committee. Bill quitting the title
of settlors on Des Molms river lands. Passed
under suspension of the rules.
OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
From the mass of rumors anenl the policy of
the new Administration, the Globe-Democrat can
gather no more than a single reliable fact, and
that li that Mrs. Garfield will keep a cow. Tbls
bit or Information li discouraging for morerea
sons than one. It Is suggestive of a change In the
frozen turn punch Incased In orange skin tem
perance habit of the Wt I to House under the pre
sent Administration, since the distinctive pro
duotofthecow Is the deadliest or Ihe elements
entering Into the construction of milk-punch,
which, unlike oongealed rum, Is not a temper
ance tipple, Chicago Htm,
Allen G. Campbell, the Gentile who has receiv
ed the certificate 'of election to Congress from
Utah, against Cannon, la a Democrat and very
wealthy. He la known as the Utah bonanza
king and Is worth over $2,000,000. If he gets the
seat In Congress he proposes to make an uncom
promising fight not only against polygamy, but
against Mnrmonlsm as well. In an Interview
held with him on Saturday he expressed the
opinion that the host way te attain the abolition
of Mormonlsm would be at first to dlsfrano blse
all Mormoni living In polygamy. Indtanapolii
Journal.
The late act of Congress providing for the pay
ment of "arrears of pensions" Is a pointed Illus
tration of modern statesmanship. The arrears of
pensions were not asked for by the soldiers to
any considerable extent, and the repntab'.e
newspapers of all parties fearlessly expoPed the
costly claptrap ol demagogues to catch soldier
votes, but the demagogues ot one bide presented
the bill and the demagogue! or the other side
plunged Into Its support to outstrip their expo
nents In the sheerest mockery of patriotism.
Eaoh side hoped that the other would defeat the
confessedly profligate measure, but both disap
pointed each other. The bill bas been In opera
tion some two year; nearly half a million In
claims have been filed; tens of millions have
been paid, and the estimate of the Pension Bu
reau now is that it will require fonr hundred
millions to pay the "at rears of pensions" under
the law not lecs than one hundred millions of
which, It Is calculated, will be literally stolen
from the Government. PMla. Timet.
"When went there by a time since the flood
that the fate of Rome depended upon one man f
When could they say, t hat talked of Rome, till
bow, that ber wide walls enoompasaed but one
manf" Thus wrote Bhakspeare, without any
theught probably of the Empire State and Roteoe
Conkllng, Here is a State of five million Inhab
itants, the wealthiest and proudest of the whole
galaxy, sitting, as It were, on a log, patiently
waiting for the Imperial Conkllog, who bestrides
it like a colotius, to tell it who to eleot as his col
league to the United 8tatei Senate. Within ten
days of the Senatorial election we are as much In
the dark as ever ai to who that choice will be.
When hli own iweet will shall dictate, we shall
know all. There are those who bold that this ll
still a popular Government, that Is, that the peo
ple rule. A very pleasant Illusion lSyraeute
Courier.
This tariff question will not stay down, In spite
of the efforts of the politicians to nppreas It and
of the monopolist! to maintain Its abuses, no
matter what party may be In the majority. It
thrusts Its front already Into the very first move
ment! or the Republicans for the organization of
the next Congress, In the next Congress Mr
John A. Kasson, of Icwa, li a favorite of the Re
publican! for Speaker of the House, and he will
receive a hearty support from the Republican
members of that section. But when In Congress
Mr. Kasson cast some vote! which make him an
object of muoh suspicion among the protection
ists of the East. He Is In fact a mild tariff refor
mer and will be supported by the Western Re
publicans with none the loss zeal on that account.
The Eastern Protectionists are la favor of Wm.
D. Kelley, who hai earned their lupport and con
fidence by long yean of sorvlce, If made Speak
er, Kelley would organize the committee of Ways
and Means so as to stifle every effort to reform the
most glaring abuses of the present system. For
this reason be will meet with a determined op
position from tha Republicans of the West, and
thus a bitter tariff conflict will arise in the bosom
of the Republican party, notwithstanding the
efforts to keep the party a unit on this question.
-Rarrtisburg Patriot,
OLD SIMON CAMERON AS A BOLTER
AND BRIBER
AND BRIBER [ Philadelphia Press.]
At the session of 1845 there were 132 members
In the Legislature, requiring (7 votes to elect a
Senator. The Democrats having been In a ma
jority, G, W. Woodard was their regular caucus
nominee. Simon Cameron, who was then acting
with the Democrats, waa also a candidate. In the
Joint oonveutlou thirty-three men were voted for
Woodward received 54 vote! on first ballot ; Com
eron, 11 ; Jami s Cooper, a Whig, 11 ; John Bat, is,
Whig, 10 votes, and others receiving from one to
seven votes each. On the fifth ballot Mr. Cameron
received 67 votes, and waa elected over Wood
ward, the regular caucus nominee, by a combina
tion or all the Whigs and a few bolting Democrats.
That was General Cameron's first election to the
Culled States Senate.
At the Benatorlal.struggle In 1857 the Democrat!
hdd a majnrity on Joint ballot. John W. Forney
wu then the regular cai'ct s nominee of the
Democratic party, but seven members who bad
voted for Henry D. FoUer kicked against the
nomination and made a bolt. When the Joint
convention of the Legislature was held, January
13th o( that year, three Democrats, namely, Lebo,
Mauler aud Wagouseller, voted with sixty four
Republlcais aud elected Blmon Cameron, who
was then the caucus nominee of the Republican
party, and received Just the number of votes nee
essary to an election, namely, sixty seven, a ma
jority of the joint convention.
AND BRIBER [ Philadelphia Press.] JOHN M' SWEENEY.
Cleveland, January 13, 1881
To the Editor of the Euquirr.
In the letter of your Columbus correspondent of
the 6th lt.Bt, I find the following paragraph : "Men
like John Mciweeny, who is eager to gobble np
the honors, but who refnss to make a Democratic
speech unless he Is paid lor It. Henry B. Payne
when he ran for Cougress, paid Mc8weeney $500
to make two speeches In Cleveland."
This charge Is absolutely and unqualifiedly un
true, and Is cruelly unjust to the unselfish and
eioquent orator, who for more than thirty years
la this and the adjoining States, has gratuitously
rendered invaluable services to the Democratic
party. He has often come to the assistance of
Cleveland Democrats when olber speakers passed
them by; and In my Congrei slonal canvass of 1874
he gallantly responded to my Invitation, and on
the "night before the battle," In a drenching rain
for more than two hours held an Immense audi
ence spall-bound by the most brilliant and effect
ive speech delivered in our city. He would not
have demeaned himself, nor would I have Insult
ed him by offering him a pecuniary compensation
for such services.
Equally unfounded Is the imputation of his
eagerness for office. He haspeislstantly and even
obstinately refused all nominations for State
offices, e se the Cuyahoga Democracy would glad
ly have testified by their united vote to their
grateful appreciation of services rendered, and
also their admiration of bis high character and
eminent abilities,
Cleveland, January 13, 1881 H. B. PAYNE.
LAMP EXPLOSION AND PRESENCE
OF MIND.
Loveland, O., January 17 .-At the residence of
Peter Bergen, who resides on a farm about five
miles southwest of this place, M s Louise Bergen,
a danghter eighteen years of age,, picked up a
glass coal oil lamp, to retire to ber chamber for
the night, and when about hair way up tbe stairs,
the lamp exploded, blowing It into a thousand
pieces, and scattering burning oil over the bead,
neck, and shoulders of the young lady. Her
father rushed to ber aid, and, with rare presence
of mind, Jerked off a heavy coat be was wearing,
and enveloped his daughter with It, succeeded In
putting out the fire, but not before the young lady
war seriously burned. Tbe balr on one side of
her bead was burned off, while one cheek, her
neck and right Jshoulder were severely burned
End horhatid badly Cut by the snivel s of glass
from the lamp, To add to the consternation of
the family, the carpeting on tbe stairway took fire
and the bouse would soon have been destroyed
had not Andy Boorman. a hired band, seized the
burning ma s and tearing It from the stairs,
rushed lo the door and threw It In tbe snow,
Boorman lest his whiskers and burnt bis bands
and face, but undoubtedly saved the house, Miss
Bergen Is prestrated by nervoua exhauBtation,
caused by fright, The attending physician says
she will recover, but wilt be badly disfigured,
OUR PEOPLE.
Washington, January 17. The Census Bureau
has at last received the official footing ot the pop
ulation of tbe several Btates, as developed by tbe
recent census; and to day Qeu. Walker of the
Census Bureau, officially trarsmltted it to (Jnu
gn as. This shows tbe aggregate ot population in
Ihe several Slates to be 40,369,595. To this aggre
gate Is to be added the population of tbe District
os Columbia, which Is 177,638, and tbe population
of Ihe several Territories, whloh aggregate 605,
733, making a total population of the Stales, Ter
ritories and the District of Columbia and of the
United States, 50,152,8(6, The States totals are as
lollows ;
States,. Popu'n. States. Popu'n
Alabamaj 1,262794 Mlislsslppl 1,181 592
Arkansas 802.564 M.'ssourl 2,168 804
California 864686 Nebraska 452,488
Colorado 194 649 Nevada 62 265
Connecticut 62683 N. Hampshire. 348, 9M
Delaware .... 146 664 New Jersey.. l.ltfnSBi
Florida.., 267,311 New York 5,C83,810
Georgia.. .1,639,048 N. Uaroliua...l,400,o:t7
Illinois 3,078,769 Ohio 8,198,289
Indiana ..1966,362 On gon 164 767
Iowa 1,824,620 Pennylv'ua .4.282,785
Kansas 995,966 R. Island 276,628
Kemuoky 1,648,78 H. Carolina... 995,822
Louisiana 960,108 Teuuesee 1,612,463
Maine 648.946 Texas ,1,698 674
Marj land m 934 632 Vermont . 382,288
Mts.aobusttiut .1,783,012 Virginia 1,612,6(16
Mlohlgan..... 1,686,331 W. Vlrgluli.. 618,443
Minnesota 780,800 Wisconsin... 1,315,480
Total of States 49 869 595
The District of Columbl 177.868
Territories. Pop'n. 'lerritones. Pop'u.
Arizona...- 40 441 N Mexico 118 430
Dakota 185,l(S Utah .148,906
Idaho 32,611 Washington... 76120
Montana 89,167 Wyoming 20,788
Total of Territories . 608,633
Grand total of the United States 50,152.866
THE APPORTIONMENT BILL.
Washington January 17. The Apportionment
bill Introduced In the House by Representative
Cox to-day fixes the number of Representative!
at 801, and apportion! them among tbe Btates as
follows: Alabama 8; Arkansas, 5; California, 5; Col.
orado, 1; Connecticut, 4; Delaware, 1; Florida, 1;
Georgia, 9; Illlnola, IB; Indiana, 10; Kansas, 6i
Kentucky, 10; Louisiana, 6; Maine, 4; Maryland,
6: Massachusets.il; Michigan, 10; Minnesota, 5;
Mississippi, 7; Missouri, 13; Nebraska, 8 ; Nevada,
1; New Hampshire, 2 j New Jeisy,7 ; New York,
81 ; North Carolina, 8 ; Ohio, 19 ; Oregon, 1 ; Penn
sylvania, St ; Rhode Island, 2 j South Carolina, 6 ;.
Tennesee,B; Texas, 10; Vermont, 2; Virginia, 9'
West Virginia, 4; Wisconsin, 8, As compared
with the present number of members this bill
makes the following It sses and gains: Arkansas,
California, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, South
Carolina and West Virginia gain one each; Kan
sas gains three, Texas four, Minnesota and Ne
braska gain two each. Peni sylvania, Ohio, New
Hampshire, Maine, Indiana, Tennessco, Florida
and Vermont lose ouo, and New York lose two.
PERSONAL VARIETY.
There are movements in Cincinnati and San
Francisco against tbe married female teaohen In
the publlo schools. In both cases tbe city news
papers impute Improper motives to member! of
the Board of Education. Tbe Cincinnati Com
mercial charge! directly that tbe otject Is to
make places for trustees' favorites.
In order that distant newspapers may be able
to comment correctly on Tennessee affairs, the
Memphis Avalanche begs leave to state that
"Btate debt-payer" signifies 50 cents on the dol
lar, and "city debt-payer" means 25 cents on tbe
dollar. Tbe Avalanche adds that "tbe repndla
tors do not propose to pay anything worth men
tioning." Senator McDonald was married at Washington
on Wednesday to Mrs. Barnard. The Senator had
been twice previously married. His second wife
died about a year ago. Mrs. Barnard procured a
divorce some years ago from hei husband. She
is a handsome lady, some fllteen years younger
than the Senator. A son bv ber former husband
is a clerk In the Treasury Department, and Is
married to a niece or John Sherman,
Or the 76 United States Senators only 33 were
born in the 8tates which they represent.
The record in the case ot Cadet Whittaker fills
3 000 psges, and an extra force of clerks bas been
put on to copy It.
The sentimentalists have at last succeeded In
releasing Cowley, the starvation expert of the
New York Shepherd's Home. He bad served a
year's imprisonment and bad a fine of $250 to
work out, but was relieved of the latter part of
the sentence.
A civil engineer named A. Watson claims that
he published In the Washington Star, In 1858, an
article giving the details of a plan for a ship
railroad across the Isthmus of Panama similar
to that projected by Captain Eads. He still as
sert! Its superiority to a canal.
Gen. Carl E. Saloman, who died ln'Salt Lake
City recently, waa exiled from Prussia In 1848. In
1859 be secured the appointment of coun'y engi
neer or St. Louis county, Mo, his unsuccessful
competitor for the place being Captain Ulysses 8.
Grant. Gen. Saloman was a Union soldier dur
ing the rebellion.
The Demooratlo members of tbe Massachusetts
Legislature have held a caucus to consider tbe
approaching Senatorial contest, Speeches were
made in favor of retaining the party organiza
tion In tbe contest, while others favored the
nomination of acme Republican who would
command both Demooratlo and Republican
votes, Finally It was voted to appoint a commit
tee who shall report names on Monday next
from which a candidate will be selected.
Amiddle-sged couple visited Kansas City on
their honeymoon Journey, and stayed at the
honse of the bride's brother. There the bride
groom fell In love with his wife's niece, won her
consent to an elopement, and continued his
Journey with ber.
The Troy and Greenfield railroad, which cost
the State of Massachusetts over $20,000,000, (Hoo
sao tunnel) rame within $5,781 of running Its ex
penses for tbe year, which ended In September
last. At this rate It will be sometime before the
road will be able to declare a dividend.
Tbe death of John Vattler at Cincinnati ends
the history of a strange organization, In 1832
seven prominent Clnclnnatlans, dining together,
agreed to commemorate that event by an annnal
dinner so long as they lived, the chair of each
member to be placed at the table after his death.
A bottle of wine was locked In a casket and the
key thrown away, the same to be opened and the
wine drunk by tbe last inrvivor alter the death
of all the others. Dr. Vattler waa a member of
this society and some years ago performed this
last duty In remembrance of his associates. In
past years he baa eaten this annual dinner alone
with the six empty chairs and dinner for six
more prepared, but never used. His death ends
the strange organization known as "Tbe Last
Man's Society,"
The Campaign against Silting Bull Is proceed
ing ucdei difficulties. Major Igles Is attempting
to compel! Bull to surrender by surrounding him.
The soldiers march through 15 Inches of snow,
and thermometer 12 degrees below zero.
It Is reported to build a railroad bridge across
the Mississippi at Omaha to cost $900 .000.
Tom Ambrose, the missing United States clerk
of Cincinnati, has been traced to Toledo on bis
way to Canada.
The bill to authorize the Postmaster General
to readjust postmasters' salaries, was killed In the
House of Representatives Monday,
One portion of Mr. Chrlstlancy's answer to his
wife's cross bill for divorce, not heretofore made
publlo, sets forth that, notwithstanding his salary
of $10,000 per annum as Minister to Peru, he is
actually In poverty. He can only rely npon $4,
000 of this money over and above the necessary
exponses of his mission, and for the past year It
was much less, owing to the expenditures he was
obliged to make on Mrs. Chrlstlancy's account.
Besides tbls, he Is 83.COO or $9,000 in debt and all
bis property is mortage d to almost Its full value.
Akron is to be Illuminated by the electric
light, which will be placed on a high post In an
advantageous part of the city.
A resolution was Introduced In the House Mon
day to Investigate tbe figures produced by the
British Government before Ihe Halifax Fishery
Commission. It is charged that the statements
made are false, fraudulent and forged.
The report of the Superintendent of the Cen
sus was presented to tbe House Monday, show
lng the official population of the United States to
be 50,152,866. Following tbe report, Mr, Cox In
troduced his apportionment bill, fixing the num
ber of Representatives at 801.
The Congressional visitors to West Point mili
tary academy report that the old race enmity ex
ists between colored and white cadets, and ft can
probably never be cured. They say the conduct
or the Whittaker case placed him In a raise posi
tion from the beginning.
DEMOCRAT ELECTED BY A
LARGE MAJORITY.
Knoxvllle, Tenn,, January 16. Peter Staub,
Democrat, waa to day eleoted by tbe largest vote
ever polled In a municipal contest. The best
citizens, irrespective of politics, united In his
support owing to tbe approval of his two former
admluls'ratlors. The Board of Aldermen stands
11 Demoorats, 8 Republicans. The political lines
were not sharply drawn.
Tbe east bound stage of tbe Ban Antonio and
Eagle Pass line, was stopped about 8 a, m., on
Tbursdny, ten miles from Sabine, by two masked
men. There were four passengers In the ooach,
two of them being ladles. A small amount or
money was taken from the men and the mall
bags rifled.
RUSSIANS WHIP THE TURCOMANS.
London, January 17. The Russian offlolal ac
counts of the battle between the Russians under
Gen. Skobeloff, and the Tekke Turcoman! at Gock
Lep lay tbat after the Turcomans had obtained
possession of the earthworks, the Russian reserve
at once attacked and retook the pontoons In gal
lant style, drove out the Turcomans, and after
wards repulsed another attack by ihe enemy.
Intelligence from Morv speaks or severe fighting
having continued until stopped by the elements,
The Russians admit the lots of 200 officers and
men.
FOREIGN NEWS.
Thermometer registers zero at London.
British troops whipped by Boers la two sorties
from Peloira.
Plot lo massacre English residents at Kolapore
exposed and exploded.
Railroad scclt'ent at Wakefield, Yorkshire; sev
en persons killed and 30 or 40 Injured.
Tekke Turkomans have 40,000 men In the field
with good rifles. Turkoman's massacred Rus
sian artillery meh recently captured.
Mr, Budgelr, a well known merchant In Bristol,
England, Is colonizing a large property he pos
sesses to the south or Lake Superior with emi
grants from the neighborhood of Bristol.
London, Jan. 17 -The Sonthpnrt and West
Lancashire Banking Co. (limited) has sus
pended payment.
The Times, in a leading article, says tbe
soheme ror psraljzlrg the parliamentary gov
ernment by obstruction muBt be moat seriously
considered and most promptly encountered.
Paris, Jan. 17. Tbe supplementary municipal
elections were held yesterday and as far as Is
known generally resulted In the success of the
moderate Republicans.
London, Jan. 15.-0'Connor, Honoiary Secreta
ry and O'Neill, Secretary of the Cork Land
League, have been summoned on charges of In
timidation in writing threatening letters.
Eleven fresh Informations have been sworn to
In reference to the Tralee Land Leaguers.
It Is asserted thatwhl'e In almost all parts of
Ireland tenants are making trouble about the
rent estates of the grrat London companies are
an exception. The rents are light, and there is a
lease given which practically amounts to fixity
of tenure. The companies have held their lands
ror nearly 390 years.
St. Scholastlque, Quebec, Jan, 14,-Jean Bap
tlste Karbonne, who confessed tbe murder or hi!
brother Dan., with hi! father and stepmother, at
whose instigation be committed tbe deed, were
each sentenced to be banged on tbe 25th of Feb
ruary, between eight and ten o'clock in the
morning.
It is reported from St. Petersburg that the
Czar and the Czare witch have at length been com
pletely reconciled, and that accordingly there
will be no further taik of an abdication of the
Emperor Alexander. From the beginning of the
new year the Czarewltch la to be associated with
his father In the government of Ihe empire, bu'
the Czar will retain complete control over the
foreign policy of Russia.
NEW INDUSTRIES UNEARTHED BY
THE LAST CENSUS.
Tho Superintendent of the Brooklyn census was
much puzzled upon discovering tbat there was
tome use made of old shot s, which was not known
to any of the deputies lnh'8 employ, and could
not be discovered. It was found that old shoes
were collected In large quantities by rag pick
ers and junkmen, and sold to certain myster
ious persons, for what purpose no one could
divine. It was well known that Prussian blue
Is made of old leather, but the persons en
gaged In that business were perfectly willing to
have tbelr works Inspected. After much Inquiry
and Investigation, It was found that the old shoes
were made Into Jamaica rum, and the most sin
gular part about the business Is that It is bought
not by saloon keepets, but by druggists, who
pride themselves on the purity or their articles.
Many Industries were found , In which, though
tbe value of the product waa considerable, no
value waa attributed to the raw material. One
man who made tomato catsup acknowledged to
making $18000 worth every year, but said tbat but
raw material cost blm nothing. When preased
for an explanation, said be sent to factories where
tomatoes are canned, In big tubs, Into which the
peelings and trimmings ire thrown by the men
who prepared them for canning. The material
he got ror the trouble of carrying It away. He
groung It up, Savored, It, and sold It for catsup, a
the rate of $18,000 a year.
ONE MAN BLOWN TO PIECES—ANOTHER
FATALLY INJURED.
Bradford, Pa., January 17. This afternoon, at
Colevllle, near here, as two brothers named Cur
rle, who are supposed to have been torpedoing an
oil well, were engaged In burning up the empty
cans In which the nltro-glycerlne bad been stor
ed, one of the cans containing a small amount of
glycerine, exploded, Instantly killing the elder
brother, and seriously, II not fatally wounding
the other. The elder Currle was terribly mangled
by the explosion. It Is thought that the can mui
have been nearly full of glycerine.
SUICIDE AT CIRCLEVILLE.
( Irclevllle, January 17,-Samuel Smart, aged 23,
shot himself In the head last evening aud died
this morning at this place. Two years ago he In
herited about $15,000, all of which has been
squandered in gambling and faBt living. It Is
understood that considerable of the money waa
dropped in Columbus. Owing to bad health and
Iosb of money he became tired of life He Is the
last of a well known family.
A PLUCKY PREACHER
Cincinnati, January 18.-French Osborn dis
turbed the meeting In Orange county, Ind., when
the Rev. Potta wei preaching, Potts had been
terribly annoyed In the same manner many times
before by the same crowd. Having armed him
self with a club, and marching to the seat occu
pied by tbe disturber, mauled Osborne over the
head till be waa badly beaten, when the crowd
rescued him. The preacher was arrested and
heavily fined. He left the neighborhood.
VICTORIOUS BOERS.
London, January 17. A Cape Town dispatch
says that tbe Boers In considerable force are loit
ering on tbe borders of Natal. It Is reported tbat
two parties from Pretoria have been repulssd.
The Boers continue to surround Wakbarstroon,
and will It Is believed, be masters of the situation
until tbe arrival at Natal of the reinforcement!,
which have been ordered by the war offloe from
India.
NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO SUIT
THEM.
Washington, January 15,-Members of the Cali
fornia delegation express much dissatisfaction
with the action taken by the Government In the
negotiation of tho Chinese treaty whloh tbey say
li not sweeping enough. They express sat'sfao
tlon only In the fact that the treaty removes every
bar to legislation on tho 'ubject of Chinese Immigration.
HE NEVER WROTE IT.
Washington, January 15, A statement f pub.
lished here that Dr. Loring ot Massaohuseti,
compiled the artiole on the Nicaragua canal,
which recently appeared over U. 8. Grant' signature.
Wellsvllle, O., Jan. 17.-Charlei Elddey, an
employe at the rolling mill bere, wu caught be
tween the mill and ft pair of loaded cars and
wai Instantly killed. Klddey was a middle-aged
man, a sober, Industrious Christian gentleman.
He leaves a wire and seven children and a wide
circle of frlcndB (o mourn bis loss.

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