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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
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
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. ,
Telling Speeches That Command Attention
and Admiration—Radical
Filibustering in the
Filibustering in the House on the Yeates-Martin
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
Tbe Post Route bill was reported and recom
Mr. 8 peer, at the expiration of tbe morning bour
called up the contested election ca e of Yeatcs vb
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.
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,
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
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.
, 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.
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
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.
Passengers and Crew Pass a Night of Peril in
Open Boats—The Unfortunates Gathered
Crews of the Life Saving
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.
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.
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'
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
Mr. Grrene's bill exempting a phjslolan's horse
aud buggy fiom attachment came up for third
reading and was lost.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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'
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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,
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
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'
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.

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