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v VOL. 47: NO. 36. CANTON, OHIO, TIIU 1SI)AY, FEBRUARY 3, 13S1. $2.00 PER YEAR mm j r tw j - NEWS OF THE WEEK. A heavy earthquake was felt at Montgomery N Y on Thursday morning. The ihock was felt most distinctly a mile north. Mose Twiggs, convicted of the murder of Wm' Drlscoll, wa exeouted at Waynesboro, Friday. Senator Voorheer wants (75,000 appropriated for the Improvement of the Wabash river. A bill has been introduced In the New York Legislature providing that telegraph wlresbe laid under ground. Ex Governor Bprague files his petition for di vorce, alleging eztravaganoe, negleot, desertion and adultery, The Paolflo Railroad bill has passed the Cana dian House of Commons. Twelve stores were destroyed by Ore at West Point Ga. Loss 130,000. During the absenoe of Mrs Btsoomb from her home at Altona, N, Y., the house caught fire and four children were burned to death, The Indians are on the war path near San Jose. A driver of the mall car and three miners were killed at Chloride Gulch. The horribly mutilated and burned bodies of four women and children were brought to San Marctal, A Bpeclal from Avoca, Iowa, on the Rock Island road, gives particulars of the burning ol John Coan's livery stable, In which John Cbenowarth, a hostler, was roasted to death, together with flften or more horses. Mrs. Mary Sheppard, of Wbitevale, Ont., mur dered her two children, one with a revolver and one with a butohei knife. Curing the past year Michigan contributed to the commerce of the country 8,000,000,000 feet of lumber, and 2,700,000,000 shingles, and 2,076,633 barrels of salt. According to the schedule returned to the cen sus office, the population ol the Stateof Wisconsin numbers 1.815 480. A report from Singapore via London, states that seventy bodleB have been recoverld from a local steamer which has been capsized. Many other bodies were carried away by the current, New Year's day In Edinburgh was ushered In with the usual demonstrations In the Iron Church where a large crowd bad assembled. According to ancient custom, when the clock struck 12 there was an outbreak of cheering which was followed by a general Interchange of compliments aud drinking of healths. Maay persons who wire furnished with bottles of whiskey, then left on "first fooling" expeditions among their friends. Ex-Secretary Thompson and ex President Giant are rival lobbyists now at Washington for the ca nal schemes in which they are respectively Inter ested. At the same time, Giant passes around the hat for his own benefit. The Legislature of Delaware has passed a reso lution authorizing the8tate to defend before the United States District Court alt persons Indicted assaulting Onlted States Marshals, or for voting Illegally at the last State election . It Is announced that a great contract of drain age In South Florida, which will reolalm 12,000, 000 acres of valuable lands, Including the cele brated everglades, has been let to Philadelphia and Paoifio parties. When completed It IB ex peoted that Florida will produce more sugar than the United States consumes, Evidently the de velopment of the South has hardly begun yet. E. O. Goodrich, ecltorof the Bradford Separltr' and Surveyor of Customs of Philadelphia, the last twelve years, died in Blnghampton, N, Y., last week;. He was fifty-six years old. Cleophas Laobanse, who In October last killed Miss Deallet,- who resisted his Improper advances and afterwards threw the body In a well at Arena- baskavllle, Quobeo, was executed there Friday. The puddling furnace In the-works of the Pben nix Iron Company, at PhcentJivIll, Pa., exploded, severely Injuring live, mm, tjjo of them, Michael One of the burglars whi 'Mew open the safe of the 8outh Chicago Iron, jaqd, Steel Works, In the early part of last weekf-wea captured by the de tectives, with font thousand dollars In his pos session. Further examination of the books of the County Collector's office at Chicago, reveal the fact that by erasures aud suppressions upon the books of forfeitures and delinquencies of taxes, tne county has been defrauded on about 193,000- W. Trow 4 C's ao 111 at Wation, Indiana burned early yesterday' morning. It had a grind ing capacity of four hundred barrels per day Loss, 1125,000; Insurance, 156,000. A commercial traveler named Holland, from Philadelphia, was robbed of (2100 In money and a oheok for 110,000, on a Missouri raoiuo train oe tween Jt (Tenon City and Sedalla on Friday. General John Love died at his residence In In dianapolis last week of heart disease. General Love was a graduate of West Point and served in the Mexloan war and the rebellion. The Jury in tbe case of the Talbott brothers who have been on trial In Maysvllle, Mo., for a week past for the murder of their father last spring, returned ft verdict of murder In the first degree. Shreveport January 29. Passengers on the Cad. do Belle from tbe upper river say that on Wednesday evening, Sam. B. Lemay, a large mer Chant at Cutoff, was shot and killed by Clinton, a younger brother, a drrnken desperado. The f rat rlolde mounted a horse and made his escape. The steamship Bolivar, Captain Dunn, wa Wreoked near Port Antonio, Jamaica Thebark's rodder broke when ibe was fifty miles from Port Antonio, and a north wind and ft heavy sea drove her oa a rook, where she soon went to pleoes. All hands escaped to the rock and reached the shore by means of a bridge formed by ooooanut - trees which were felled by the natives. Frank Magrath was hanged at Georgetown, 8' C, Friday, for the murder of Josle Small, July IS His neck was not broken and he died from stran gulation. Advices from New Msxloo state that tbe detect. Ives have ascertained that Colonel Potter, of tht United States Geological Survey, who bas been missing since October last, was murdered and robbed by a party of three Mexicans while on duty in the field. One of the murderers was hanged a few days ago for horse stealing, and an other, believed to have belonged to a gang aad a party to the murder, is now under arrest at Albu querque. Brainbrldge, Ga., January 88. The Adams Cot ton Mills burned this morning! Loss $30,900 ; In surance 112,000. - In ft fight at a dance near Plattsbnrg, Ho, on Friday, ft young man named Book McClellan, was shot and killed by a eompinlon named Bolk. Cyrus Smith, charged with defrauded the Gov ernment out of 142,000 worth of revenue stamps at Chicago, has beed arrested at Bhort Creek Kan. The store, Hour and grist mill of Ephrlam Selger at Seigersvllle, Pa., burned Saturday nigbt. Loss heavy Insurance light Fire supposed incen" diary. , Captain Joseph Dawson, an old and distinguish ed army officer, died Monday at Fort Steole, Moody and Bankey entered npon their twelfth week In San Francisco on Monday. Their meet ings art largely attended. Bhattuok's pistol and breech loading shot gun manufactory at Hatfield, Mass,, burned Monday. Loss 125100; insurance I18.00O, A oattle dealer named Mulford, Jumped from a train as it ran off the traok at Holland Landing, Ont, Monday, and was smothered in the snow. A shoe shop, store and tenement house in Un ion Conn., burned on Friday night. Mrs. George Stone, a daughter of five and a son of two years old perished In the flames. , NEWS OF THE WEEK. FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. FREE SHIPS—SENATORS BECK AND BLAINE ON OUR NATIONAL DISGRACE. Telling Speeches That Command Attention and Admiration—Radical Filibustering in the Filibustering in the House on the Yeates-Martin Contest. SENATE. Washington, January 27.- Mr. Dawes presented a petition signed by John Welso, Bishop Simpson, Rev. Joseph Cook, Wendell Phillips and thirty two thousand others, besides churches, benevo lent and other soolettes, representing In all more than 60 000 citizens, praying Congress to observe the treaties made with the Indian tribes, and In tbe future to do Justice to the remnants of that people. The bulky package enclosing tho peti tion was conveyed from tbe Senator's desk.where it bad attracted much attention, to the Vice Presi dent's table, and with an accompanying explana tory letter from the Indian Treaty Keeping Asso ciation of Philadelphia, referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. FREE SHIPS. Mr. Beck addressed the Senate for an hour In advocacy of free ships, taking as bis text his reso lution, submitted on Monday, for the repeal of all laws prohibit!: g our citizens from purcbaalrg sblpstoengsgein tbe foreign carrying trade, or wbloh prevent the registration of them as Ameri can Bbl s wben owned, commanded and officer ed by United States citizens. He argued that we were unable to compete with foreign nations either for our own carrying trade or foreign trade, because every nation but our own was allowed to buy Its ships where It could buy them tbe cheap est. Every dollar that we made our ships cost above what was paid by the people of other coun tries only handicapped us and diminished our ohances of successful competition. Before the war we could buy shlpi cheaply, but the effect ot our policy bad since been to build np a navy for England, which now had tbe fine it body of sail ore In the world, while tbe United. States was without a marine. The imminentdangertousln a lore'ga war with our defensele's ocean and gulf coast was next referred to. Our surplus being largely agricultural, and so great that It cannot be consumed at home, we are obliged to Boat our exports in foreign ships, and thus Germany, En gland and France were doing our carrying trade If these nations went to war, although we mlgbt be on tbe best of terms with the belligerents, we would suffer more than they, because our pro ducts would go to tbe bottom of the sea as tbe cru isers of each destroyed tbe merobant vessels of the other. Tbe only remedy was for us to do our own hauling. The great producing Interest ot the West was perhaps the one most Interested In this question of cheap transportation because the cost of transportation both to the seaboard and over the ocean to tbe market, oomes out of tbe man who raises tbe produot that Is to be trans ported. Whatever diminishes the cost Is to his benefit, and whatever adds to It bas to oome out of his pocket. All subsidies and bounties only add so muoh more to bis burden In taxation, and fall ure to accomplish the remedy, Cheapneis o' transportlon Is tbe only remedy and a ship Is only a wagon adopted to the highway over wbloh It travels. Our treaties with Germany, Norway and Sweden and other countries, gave them all the privileges of our own citizens in our own ports, and all of them are doing tbetr carrying trade In free cheap shins. We are k eeplng our navigation laws to Injure our own people. THE TARIFF. Mr. Beck then prooeeded with an elaborate dls cusslon of the tariff, with its Inequalities of pro tection ai d its praotlcal operation In fostering monopolies at the expense of tbe poor man. In cldentally digressing in this connection to notice the estimate of tbe Commissioner of Pensions that over $1)00,000,000 would be required to meet the expenses of the pension arrearages aot.be remark ed that the Pension act (which he was fortunate in bavlig voted against) wonld prove a heavier tax and a more enduring burden than theNa' tlonal debt. Mr. Beck's speech was listened to with marked and thoughtful Interest by almost the full Senate and crowded gallerles.tbe oomplementof a nnan lmons vote being tendered him upon tbe ex piration of the morning bour to enable bim to proceed. REMARKS BY BLAINE. Mr, Blaine followed In reply to Mr. Beck. He construed the Senator's speech as an admission that his polloy looked forward to and proclaimed the permanent dependence of this country upon England for her ships. It was a remarkable fact that for twenty years, or from tbe time of the war to this hour, the Congress of the United States had not done one solitary thing to nphold the navlga tlon interests of the United States. The great march forward of out old commercial rival bad been witnessed and everywhere recognized, and tbe representatives of the people ot the United 8tatea bad sat in their two halls of legislation dumb as though they could not speak an,d had not offered ft remedy or single aid until the Sena tor from Kentucky (Beck) had risen in his seat and proposed to make a proclamation of tbe per petual dependence of this eouBtry upon England for snch commerce ft ibe may enjoy, holding np to us German-, Italy and other European oonn ties that are as absolutely dependent npon Great Britain for the eommeroe they enjoy as Is tbe Distrlol of Columbia npon Cod peas. During these twenty years this Congress bad passed nine ty-two act, aid of Internal transmission by rail I', bad given 200,000,000 aureaof public land.worth to day 11,000,000,000 In money to wbloh it had ad ded $70,000 000 in rnsh to tbe same aud, yet It had not extended the aid of scarcely a single dollar to that vast external transportation whose lmpor tanoa had not been exaggerated by the Senator frpm Kentnoky. Tbe United States oould not win In this great International struggle without adopt lng that wbloh had achieved victory tut others. What was that It was not to help John Roach or anybody else, but to make a great and com prehensive policy that shall give every man and very company tbe speolflo aid ot so much per mile for snch ft term of years. Let the Amerloan marine feel that the Government of the United States Is behind them. Let the United 8tates only Uke from her Treasury per annum (4,000,000, the same sum that Great Britain Is paying only as a postscript to her 1200,000,000 ot Investments, and let that be used as a fund to stimulate any com pany from any port of tht United State to any foreign tort THE REMEDY. Mr, Blaine said he was not a prophet nor son of one, bat If this was done be ventured to predlot that that long deferred and much desired event, the revival of American steam marine, would soon arrive. He would have the country do one thing more, to which England had pointed the way for us, We have nine navy yards and are without a navy. If we wnnld put the expense of those navy yards Into the building np of great private ship yards, this would form subsidy enough and aid enough, If the Senator (Beck) liked that word better. II would give help enough from tbe savings In the construction of navy Tenuis to float this whole grand scheme for a revival of American navigation. Tbe i lection bad shown that tbe pnbllo opinion of this country was In favor of keeping np American against for eign manufacturers, and he would say to the upholders of protection tbat this could not be done by tbe destruction of the commerolal marine of the country, THE COMING PREMIER. Mr. Beck brli fly replied. He said that be was glsd that his presentation of wbat be thought was the best pol cy, had called fortb the premier of tbe next administration. Tbe Senator from Maine had not denied, because he knew it was true, that we bad no foreign carrying trade; nor that it had doubled since the war; nor tbat we gave $120,000,000 per year to build up tbe. trade of our rival and weaken ourselves;" nor that whl e we give tbe right to Germany, Englaud and France to carry onr goods from our ports In cheap free ships we are handicapping ourselves; nor that instead of having 60,000 or 70,000 Amerl' oan sailors, as we bad in tbe war, we now have cone; nor that we have no defenders of our coasts. The Senator denied none of the facts stsled by him (Beck), but hlB(Blalue's) remedy for It all was further taxation of the people, for subsidies meant taxation and nothing else; and tbe policy of a subsidized line under John Roach or anyitber Individual would be to destroy the competition of Its rival, then double Its charges and create a monopoly of the coastwise trade. Mr. Beck re piled to Mr. Blaine's allusion to tbe Democratic tariff for the revenue plank by stating that a stronger plank was contained In tbe platform o' tbat party In 1876, when tbat party carried the countrv, though oheated out of the victory, and that as the popular vote In 1880 also showed a ma jority for tbe Democratic candidate, tbe alleged condemnation of tbat policy could not have been very emphatic after all. The resoluttou was tben laid on the table with out action. Tbe Naval Appropriation bill was then passed after a few amendments bad been tacked onto it; tbe Senate soon afterwards adjourned. HOUSE. Tbe Post Route bill was reported and recom mitted. Mr. 8 peer, at the expiration of tbe morning bour called up the contested election ca e of Yeatcs vb Martin, Mr. Conger inquired whether this was a ques tion of bigher privilege than tbe question before tbe House yesterday. He bad understood fie Chair to decide wben the other question was up that he could not Imagine a question of hlgter privilege than tbe one which involved the elec tlon of President. Tbe Speaker replied the Chair had not been asked to recognize any member Upon tbat ques tion, Tbe gentleman In charge of the resolution was not pressing It. Mr, Coi ger remarked, sarcastically, if there was was need of auy urging fiom his side of tbe House be was ready to urge It, Tbe election case was then taken up sod Mr, Speer argued In favor of tbe contestant, Mr. Yeates. T e dlsausslon was protracted. Mr. Kelfer presented the case of tbe contestee, Mr. Martin, and at the coneluslon of bis speech warned tbe Demooratlo party If it did not place a seal of disapproval upon such practices as bad been resorted to In tbe case tbe day was coming when they would be swept from the halls of Con greis by the American people. Mr, Russell also warned the Democratic party tbat If the reasonings of tbe Committee on Elec tions were adopted some fifteen or twenty gen tlemen from tbe 8outh In tbe next Congress would walk out tome morning and give place to men who had been counted ia, Whether elected or not A Democrat We will see about that. At the conclusion of Mr, Russell's speech Mr, Springer demanded the previous question, and tho Republicans refusing to vole the House was left without a quorum and adjourned. SENATE. Washington, January 81 Senator Baldwin of Michigan took bis seat to-day. Mr. Dawes addressed the Senate upon the kill ing ef Big Snake, a Ponca chief, by soldiers In the office of tbe Agent of the Poncas In the Indian Territory. At his suggestion the response of the Interior Department under date of January 6th, 1881, to the Senate resolution of Inquiry of March 11, 1880, or nine months before, was read and commented upon the extraordinary delay of the response Intimated tbat It was Intentional. Mr, Dawes next detailed the circumstances of the killing. The methods of the Indian Department were scathingly criticised as un-American and vindictive. Mr. Dawes concluded by presenting a prote t from Standing Bear and thlrty-flve oth ers against the sale of the old reservation, and requesting a continuance of their annuities, etc Mr. Logan, replying to what he thought might be cocstrued as a reflection upon tbe Interior Department In tbe remarks Just made, eulogized the course of the bead of that department and Its general management of late years as having been as honest, capable, fair and Just as tint of any other department of the Government. Mr. Dawes denied that a single word bad ever falien from his Hps In disparagement of the gen eral policy of the Indian Department or Its head. Mr. Plumb, replying to Mr. Dawes said, tbe In- dlan Agent whom that Senator denounced as cowardly was a man who he knew to be person ally above reproach and who served fcur years in the army. Assuming that the killing was not Justifiable he thought the most that oould be said about it was that tb stent bad undertaken a plan forth arrest of the Indian resulting in blamur der, which result was unintentional. far. Klrkwood said he would ask to submit some reply to Mr. Dawes to-morrow. Adjo tuned. APPROPRIATION BILLS. , Washington, January 80 The Legislative, Exe cutive and Judicial Appropriation bill wu per fected last evening by the sub oommlttee of the Appropriation Committee of the House and will be presented for consideration to the full commit tee to-merrow. The Sundry Civil and General Deficiency bills am the only remaining one of the regular annual appropriation bills to be con sidered. Tbe River and Harbor bill, in charge of the Commeroe Committee, and the Agriculture Approprlatloual bill, whloh, under the new rales Is reported directly to tbe House by the Agrl oultural Committee, will probably be oompleted this week. DEMOCRATS AND THE ELECTORAL COUNT. Washington, January 79 -The Democartio Sen ators In caucus this mornirjg.virtuallyldetermlned that Ir gall's resolution, concerning the electoral oount, should be referred to the Select Committee on that subject It seemed to be the general lm presslon mad ol tbe procedure for the count that It may yet be fixed by the House of Representa tives by adopting Morgan's Joint Revolution, It wss generally agreed tbat some bill for Congres sional reappointment ought to be passed by this Congress. DEATH FROM A SCHOOL TEACHER'S PUNISHMENT. OU City, January 81-MIss Dora MItohell, aged 14 yean, a bright young child, died; this morning of fever, which resulted, as Is alleged, from pun ishment administered by her sohool teacher a Utile more than a week ago. It Is said the teach er struck the girl on tbe bead, which blow caused her death. Tbe affair has created considerable exoltement, and will be Investigated by the board of directors. WRECKED. THE LAKE PROPELLER ST. ALBANS SURRENDERS TO THE ELEMENTS 15 MILES FROM LAND. Passengers and Crew Pass a Night of Peril in Open Boats—The Unfortunates Gathered Crews of the Life Saving Service. Milwaukee, January 81 Sunday morning at 8:55 the Propeller St. Albans, of the Northern Transit Line, lelt tbls port for Ludlugton, Mich., with a cargo of 2,800 barrels of Sour, five passen gersfour women and an old man and a crew of twenty two men. At 11 o'clock, when the propeller was twenty miles off tbe west shore of Lake Michigan, she sprung a leak and filled so rapidly that the pas sengers and Tew were compelled to take to the life boats. For miles the west shore was lined with floating Ice, and so tbe men in tbe boats pulled for Milwaukee harbor. They had not gone far when tbey found themselves entirely surrounded with floating Ice. By cutting their way through the Ice with axes (hey managed to reach Milwaukee at 11 o'clock this forenoon, after being exposed to a bitter northeast wind for twenty-lour hours. When rescued by tbe Hfesav lng station's boats together with tbe assistance o' the propeller Nashua, twenty seven were alive but badly frozeu about the feet and bands. Captain Catey.ln an interview, stated: '-We had a terrible time aud suffered Intensely from tbe cold. The cold was Intense during much of the night, and the ice bad to be out most of the way. Tbe men worked for their lives, and by almost a miracle we ate all saved " The frozen were taken to St. Mary's Marine Hospital wbore they will have good treatment Tbe cargo of the vessel was insured for 311,000 In the Orient Mutual. Tbe propeller was partially Insured. Vessel men are loud In Ibeir praises of tbe heroic crew that buflUed tbe waves and cut tbelr way through fifteen miles of ice under such dangerous and terrible hardships. A CAR WRECKED AND TWELVE PERSONS INJURED. Mlllersburgt) O., January 26,-Tbe Cincinnati express struck a broken rail three miles north of tbls place to-day. Tbe engine and two cars passed over In safety, but the coach Jumped the track and rolled down a steep embankment and was badly wrecked. No one was killed, but the following were Injured ; L. Games, conductor, dangerously bnrt about tbe head and spine ; Dr FlreBtone, Superintendent of the Columbus In sane Hospital, leg broken and cut on the side o' tbe bead ; Dr. Ebrlght, of Akron, member of tbe Legislature, arm hurt ; J. J. Weidnerof Cleveland, head Injured ; Mrs. Lydla Wolf of Clinton, Ohio badly cut In the bead and hip ; Mrs. Sylvester Dalze, of Doylestown, Ohio, slightly Injured, and twoof her children badly hurt; one of them will not survive; J J. Diets, of Berlin, Ohio, badly cut on tbe head , Mrs. J. J. Dletz, slightly Injured ; W. 8. 8. Erb, of Cleveland, hurt badly In the stomach The wounded were all taken to MUlersburg, and aie being cared for by physicians and oitlzens. OHIO LEGISLATURE. Columbus, February 1 Tbe Senate met at 8 p m. Eight bills were read the second time and re. ferred. On leave Mr. Hitchcock lniroduoed a bill to provide against the evils resulting from lntoxi- oatlng liquors, A large number of messages were received from tbe House. The House was called to order at 10 a, m. Ten bills were read tbe second time and referred. Scott ot Warren Introduced a general appropria tion bill other than the pnbllo institutions. Tern perance petitions were offered and referred to the committee on temperance as follows: From 1,171 oitlzens of Cuyahoga county, 495 males and 675 females; Tuscarawas county, 509 males and 416 females; Holmes oounty, 560 males and 450 female; Medina county, 479 In all; Portage county, 823 males and 949 females, all for local option. A bill was Introduced to protect poultry, game and small birds. There being muoh snow this winter, the hawks have been very destructive on quails In localities, almost exterminating them. Mr. Scott of Warren offered the following reso lution, whloh was adopted : Smlved, That the Secretary of the Board of Charities be and Is hereby requested to report to to this House, at the earliest day possible, First That comparative prices paid monthly for guards and other employes of the Insane asy lutrs belonging to the S ate, classifying tbe same In the last year. Second The per centage of employes to the number of lrsane in each asylum. Third The comparative prices paid by the re spective asylums for the staple articles used there' in. Mr Conrad's House bill to amend section 6836 of the code by lncludirg tbe attempt to break Into banks and treasurer's offices as an act of burglary read the 3d time and passed without a dltsentlng voice. ' A number of bills were informally passed and referred. Mr. Grrene's bill exempting a phjslolan's horse aud buggy fiom attachment came up for third reading and was lost. Adjourned. THE WALKING MATCH. Hughes The Winner With a Scors of 568 Miles. New York, January 29-In the pedestrian con test for tbeO'Leary belt, at noon to day, Hughe and Albert had surpassed all previous records, tbe former by eighteen miles, the latter by four and one half miles Phillips, tho colored man, with drew from the race at four this morning, having made 420 miles. The wonderful scores made by the remaining pedestrians attracted hundnjl of persons io me American institute during tbe af ternoon, and as the weary walkers trudged around the track adding mile after mile to tbelr records' they were loud lvoheered. Howard, the English man, left the track at 1 1.-22 a. m., after completing 615 miles. The score at the finish wu : Hughes. 568; Vint, 650; Howard, 615; Albert, 558; Krohne' 530; Campana, 428. Tbe managers whoexpeoted to reap a rich harvest, will dear less than 1800 for themselves. The expanses .have been great and tbe receipts limited, and the losses by oonn terfelt tickets considerable. The five men will divide about $8,000 themselves. STATE LEGISLATURE. Columbus, January 28. Senate: Bills lntrodno ed: Fixing the annual salary of the supreme court olerk at $2500, and makls-g him pay all fee into toe treasury ; fixing the compensation of au ditor for making certificates of tax sales at 10 Cents. There IS no fee at nresent. Beer mnnrtnil a substitute for tbe Robinson house bill. It pro vides tor refunding tbe State debt by the Issue of bonds bearing 4 per cent Interest semi annuallv. It will redeem tbe debt by July 1888. Recess. LARGE ASSIGNMENT. Cincinnati, O., January 81-WeU,Kahn dt Co., manufacturers of olgara, Main street, made an as signment to-day. Tbe bond of Assignee Is one hui dred thonsand dollars. Liabilities range from one hundred and fifty to two hundred thousand dollars, mostly to Now York and New Orleans oreditors. Tbelr assets are estimated at one hun dred and fifty thousand dollars. A KENTUCKY HORROR. A Family of Seven Persons Burned— Suspicions of Murder. Caneyvlllo, Ky., January 29. Information of one of the most horrible tragedies ever enacted In tbls (Graj son) county reached tbis place early this morning, being no less tban the terrible death of seven persons, whether by the baud of tbe assas sin or by cruel Barnes Is not yet positively ascer tained, tbe general lmpre slon, however favorlrg the former theory. Fcur miles east of tbls place there resided up to tbe time of the event, Mr. Wiley Emery and seven children, three boys and four glris, the eldest a girl, belrg seventeen years of sge, and the young est six, Mis. Emery, tbe wife and mother, having died several years ago. Mr. Emery was well-to- do and owned a large stock farm. A fow days since he sold several thousand dol lars' worth ot sfck, and, as was his custom, took the money home with bim, li stead of placing It In the bank. About nine o'clock last nigbt a Mr- Green tbe nearest neighbor to tbe Emerys, saw a brlgbt light In tbe direction of the latter's house, and calling his help hastened over to rendor as sistance In extinguishing the flames, which, by the time of their arrival, were completely envel oplrg the fated building. To their borror, when reaching tbe bouse, tbey discovered that the fam' lly ot seven souls were Inside, and tbe bodies of tbe entire family were coi sumed, together with the house and its contents. Not a cry was beard from the victims by those who ran to their assistance, and from this fact i' Is inferred tbat after tbe Inmates had retired, the house was entered by some fiend or fiendB, who first murdered the family, secured tbe money and other valuables, and then fired the bouse lor tbe purpose of wiping out all evidence of their infam1 ous crime. Tbe whole country Is thoroughly aroused anl a thorough Investigation of the tragedy will be made, and, should tbe murder theory btcome es tabl'sbed and the suspected persons captured' short work will be made of them. HUNG ON THEIR BROTHER'S OATH Waynesboro, Ga., Jan. 20-Frank and Moses Twiggs, colored brothers, were hanged here at noon to-day for tbe murder of Wm. Drlscoll, an overseer, last November. Both men rested well last night and ate a hearty breakfast tbls morn lng. Their brother Abraham, upon whose testi mony they were convicted, was sent for before the hanging, but be refused to see them. Moses refused to see his own wife, who was anxious to bid him farewe.l. PERSONAL VARIETY. German agriculturalists are uttering loud com plaints age Inst tbe ImportationlGermany of Amer ican productions, which tbey say seriously affect tbelr luteres s. Diphtheria Is rsging again In Brooklyn, N, Y and small-pox and tbe pedestrian mania In New York. It Is bard to decide which of 'bese Infec tions Is the worst Secretary Sherman's action, sustaining Atslst ant Becretary French In his rulings on tbe hoop Iron question, has made the people of Youngs- town "boiling mad." G. H. Fester, nominated by President Hayes for United States District Attorney In the place of General Woodford, is now a State Senator, an anil- Conkllng man, and refused to make unanl mous, In the caucus, the nomination of Piatt for United States Senator. The Senate rrjected tbe nomination ef Robert M. Wallace United States Marshal for South Car' ollna. The Stewart contested election case, which fig ured so conspicuously In Ibe election of a United States Senator from Tennessee, has been decided. Stewart was unseated by a majority of three. Abram S, Hewitt, obaliman of the sub-coir mlttee of twenty-one, haB addressed a circular to the previous Democratic organizations, asking that conference be held with the Committee of One Hundred, with a view of reorganizing the party In New Yoik. Darwin rlsos at six and goes to bed at ten That's the klBd of a baboon be it. Detroit Fret Press. A young olty fellow bought a farm last winter. He had a fine orchard of about two hundred apple trees aud a few weeks ago be tapped every one of them for elder. Kennebec Me,) Journal, It was rather heart rending, after he had sung bis best, too, to have the hateful types up and call him 'the terror of tbe oholr." Puck, One of the most exasperatlngly humiliating moments In a man's life comes at about 2 p. m when he gets on his front stoop and finds that his night key Is In his other vest. Newark Sunday Call, Everything In nature Indulges In amusement. Tbe lightning plays, the wind whistles, the thun der rolls, the saow flies, the waveB leap and tbe fields smile. Even the buds shoot and the rivers run. Phlletus Sawyer Is said to be the richest man In Wisconsin ; Fair Is tbe richest man In Nevada Brown, elected tbls winter, the richest man In Georgia; Sewoll represents the richest corporation in New Jersey, and Miller, of California, Is an other rich 'man, representing a corporation con stantly interested in legislation. "Nan, the newsboy," who was dismissed from the police force a few weeks ago for drunken nets, has become converted, turned evangelist and Is preaching nightly to large crowds of the worst people In New York in the "Wicked Jerry Macauley" Mission, in Water street He obtained fame as a saver of lite along the docks for several years. It Is said "the town of Lansing, Tompkins ooun ty, New York, has a growing girl of seventeen who now touches seven feet, and is still evolvlug up ward." That Is nothing; we know a boy in Bos ton only twelve years old who touches one hun dred feet He Is a bootblack. Boston Post Mr. Jeise D. Bright, who was expelled from tbe United States Senate In 1861 for disloyalty, died last week at his borne In Indianapolis, Indiana, Sixteen years ago Mr. Bright was stricken with paralysis, In New Yoik and has been an almost helpless invalid ever slnoe. Among his surviv ing children Is R. 8. Bright, Bergeant-at-Arma of the United States Senate. William Schooner, employed in Robblna' grist mill, at Wllkesbarre, while at work last week bad his clothing caught on a shaft, and he was whirled around with terrible velocity. Both of his legs were broken, and It Is thought Internal injuries were sustained. He was insensible when rescued and was son to the hospital. Teey say that Vice President Wheeler Is Ignored at Washington because he Is so awfully stingy. He Is very rich, but wben he goes to Washington he takes a iingle room In tbe attiool a third clats hotel and IB never known to entertain anybody. A sham In one thing this disreputable "Presi dent" is a sham In everything. His bombastic talk about enforcing temperance In the army was on a par with his hypocritical and canting pro fessions of civil service reform. Albany Argut, The failure of John Maxwell, the Hudson River Blue-stone king, Is another of those singular fail ures showing every thing ii not right with the times. He was seventy-six yearsold.and.ssSam- nel J. Tllden told Wm. O. Bryant, ft man has no business to go In debt after he passes seventy. "I know it Is a sin For me to sit and grin At him here; But tbe old thiee cornered hat, And the breeches, and all that Are so queer." FOREIGN NEWS. THE BOERS REPULSE THE BRITISH COLUMN. London, January 28-Tbe first regu lar engage ment between tbe British troop and tbe Boers has resulted in a victory for the latter. The Boers acted with great caution and fore sight In tbis action with General Colley. Tbey continued relreatlrg before the advance of hla column, which moved In all about twenty miles from bit last camping place, permitting bim to advance unmolested through some of the worst places In the mountains. When they arrived at tbe Drakenbnrg pass, tbe last of tbe stiep accents which leads to tbe plateau beyond the Vaal River tbey took up a strong position and prepared to await an encounter. Tbelr position gave promise of victory. In the first place tbe British would be fapged and wearied after thelrlorg march through the hills, while the Boers were comparatively fresh, and moreover they had great natural ad vantages on their side. Evn In case of defeat they bad tbe comparatively level plain behind tbem, and being nearly all mounted they could retreat much faster than the British could follow. General Colley began the atlack by opening a strong fire from his artillery before which Ibe Boers gradually fell back. A portion of the Fifty eighth Regiment of Infantry and a number of horsemen then advanced under cover of tbe ar tillery Are to force tbe pass, but In the meantime the Boers had received reinforcements from Heidelberg and their force, now amounting to between 2,000 and 3,000, coon returned, and the British were compelled to fall back with heavy lex s. Both parties now maintain their foimer positloi s, As to the reinforcements which General Colley must await, tbe Infantry portion of tbe Iroops which arrived at Durban by tbe Euphrates last Tuesday are now on tbe way to Pletermarltzburg by railroad, but thence tbey have 200 miles to march before they can Join General Colley. Horses to mount tbe Hussars, who arrived at the same time, are still on the way from Cape Town, BRITISH BADLY BEATEN. Durban, January 28,-Officlal details of the en gagement with tbe Boers have been received. These (bow tbat tbe Fifty-eighth Regiment, par tially mounted, drove tbe Boers up a hill, after a very hot encounter, but the Boeis were very strongly reenforced at the top of the bill and opened a terrible fire and compelled tbe Brit'sh to retire. The artillery covered their retreat. Tho camp Is held by 150 root and 30 seamen with two gaitllng guns and Is commanded by three strong redoubts, London, Jaiuary 28,-The News ssys General Colley's engagement with the Boers will probably result In tbe surrender of the garrison now be sieged in Transvaal before help reaches tbem which will put tbe Boeis In possession of aitll' lery. CAPTURE OF GEOK-TEPE AFTER FIGHTING. London, January 26.-Gen Skobeloff telegraphs from Geok-Tepe on tbe 21th Inst,, announcing that the Russlai s on that day had captured Geok Tepe and Dengll-Tepe'after nine hours desperate fighting. The Tokke Turcomans are In full re treat. Their loss, he says, was enormous. In a later despatch Gen. Skobeloff says : "The Tekke Turcomans were pursued and cut down for a distance of ten versts. Our victory Is com plete. We captured a q-antity of airrs, cannon amunitlon and provisions. Our lots is now being aBcertolned. Ourtroops fought heroically, BATTLE WITH THE BOERS, Cape Town, January, 28 -Gen. Colley's artil lery opened flre upon the Boers, and tbe Infantry advanced, whereupon the Boers retreated out of range. It is said the Boers had received rein forcements from Heldleburg. Their force oppes lng Gen. Colley numbered between 2,000 and 3,000 men. They returned tbe British fire. The en gagement seems to have been trifling. FOREIGN NEWS. A dl patch from Paris says tbat twelve fishing, smacks have been wrecked at Sables D'Olonne. Bay of Biscay, and forty-six men were drowned, Michael Davitt made a violent speech at Borrls, county Carlow, Placards similar to those which appeared In Londonderry wore posted In Cork. All the pnbllo buildings In Manchester England are guarded, The military authorities have re celved letter threatening the blowing up of the barracks, A dispatch from Vienna says It is reported that Greece has ordered sixty torpedoes. A dispatch from Durban Btates tbe losses of tbe Boers are estimated at 500 killed and wounded. It is reported that a Boer commandant was killed The position held by the Boeis was a very strong one. TWO MEN KILLED AND THREE SERIOUSLY WOUNDED BY NITROGLYCERINE. Bradford, Pa., January 29 This morning a par ty of citizens from Klrzua went Into the woods to see a well torpedoed. Forty quarts of nitro glycerine were put In a barrel to thaw. Steam having been turned on tbe pressure of heat be came so great that the ticklish stuff exploded, carrying ruin and havoc In It traok. The engine house was blown to splinters, and the engineer, Andrew Leashear, torn to pieces. J. O. Cuahlng, one of the spectators, was killed by a flying pleoo of timber. F. M. Blystone, the eontraotor, John Franklin and Peter Sweeny were seriously Injur ed by flying fragments. Six men were standing lng tbe derrick, where one of tbe group was kill ed outright. Leashear has a wife and family In Venango. Cuahlng was postmaster at Klnzua and leaves ft large family. g LATE NEWS. The blacksmith shop and residence of Charle Krause, at 8tenbenvllle, were burned to the ground at an early bour Monday. Loss $3,000. Incendiarism I suspected. King Kalakakua, who has arrived at San Fran cisco, says the object of his trip is visiting the diff erent Asiatic and European nations, with a view of attracting Immigrants to hla Islands. The large factory In Fort stetlle, Conn., occupied for the manufacture of lamp burner, burned on Saturday night Loss $150,000; Insurance $75,000. About three hundred hands are thrown out of employment. Abe Twiggs, colored, was lynched In Burke county, Ga,, on Thursday night He testified against his Brothers Mose and Frank In a recent trial for murder and It I supposed was lynched by negroes for that reason. The large building In Grand Rapids, Michigan, known as the Ledyard Block, was considerably damaged by Or Monday night A woman named Mrs, Rose Lowe, who occupied room In the third story, was suffocated to death by smoke, A party of about thirty Indlanlans, headed by 8enator-elect Harrison and Congressmem Pleroe, Dewalt, Stlde, Pelle and W. J. Williams, unex pectedly arrive d at Mentor Monday, to urge upon General Garfield to appoint ft mombor of the Cab inet from Indiana.