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f: / 'i's tlic law, com* 1343, was elected to the lifted a Representative in Congress, .serving r as Chairman -of the Committee of Pub -113 Expenditures. He served several terms !n Congress mid, when the War broke out, ho represented Kentucky in the Confederate Con gress. After the War ho was elected Circuit Judge of the Fourteenth District in this State. Ho was olcctcd to the Court of Appeals in 1877. He was an amiable, kind); gentleman, and his standing ns a Judge was high. The trouble originated in a decision adverse to Buford, ren dered ten days ago by Judges Pryor and Elliott, of the Supreme Bench. Eighteen months ago the lower Court aeddJu against Buford, uml the Sheriff of Henry County sought to take possession of his farm house. Buford barricaded the place, and In Die siege that followed came oat victori ous, the Sheriff finally leaving. The ease was appealed, with the terrible result related. Thu disgrace is felt keenly here. The news of the crime produces a profound sensation, mid is the topic of universal conversation. Buford is n brother of the celebrated turfman, Gen. Abo Buford. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Bnertal ni*i*ilrk to The TYibunt. Frankfort, March 20.—The Capital of Ken tucky was the scene of a diabolical murder to day, Col. Tom Buford, of Honey County, brother of Gen. Abu Buford, who is well known in Kentucky, upon Injuring that a case In thu Court of Animals, In which liu was Interested, had been decided against him, loaded u double barreled shotgun with buckshot, took his posi tion near the front door of thu Capitol Hotel, mid waited for thu Judges of tho Court to cornu to dinner. Judge J. M. Elliott was thu first to approach. As he reached ttiu door Buford walk ed up to him mid shot him dead. Twelve buck shot entered his hodv, pome .of them passing through his heart. Judge Pryor made his ap pearance on the seooe Ainwmciit later, when Buford leveled his gun Uxuiveiliim.tho contents of the other barrel; but, beforu ho could get a satisfactory aim, Judgu Pryor ran behind a cor ner. A crowd* collected, mid the assassin was taken into custody. Ho was hurried away to jail, where he now lies. As thu nows of ttiu tragcdy'aprcnd, the excitement and Indignation of thu citizens knew no bounds, and threats of smmnary vengeance were made. It is claimed by Buford's friends that tie is more than halt in sane, and was not. responsible for tbe deed. Judge Elliot was widely and favorably know in Kentucky. The feeling throughout Kentucky, so far as heard from, is one of horror.at Die deed. It is Dm first time Umt a Judge of tho'first Court of Dm Stole was ever shoe down for doing his duty. Thu Bufords are a family of largo wealth mid influence. THIRD ACCOUNT. Tn the t Vtettm Jitoclattd Press. Louisville. Ky., Morch 20.— Judge Elliott, In company with Judge Thomas 11. Hines, was coming up Ann street, when they were met at the stents of the side entrance of the hotel by Buford, who appeared equipped for hunting. Buford spoke first to Judge Klliott, say ing, “Judge, !• bclluvo wo’ll go snipe-bunt ing. Won’t you go along!” Judge Elliott replied “No." “Well, then. 1 ' said Buford, “ won't you go and tako a drlnKl” At this point Judge Hines turned away, and had gono about six feet, when, tho gun was fired, and Judge Klliott fell upon the sidewalk, without uttering a word. Buford looked down upon him, und said, “I’m sorrv.’’ JIo Uicn lifted bis bead und pub his (Buford’s) bas under It. Judge Hines turned buck ami tried to raise the body, but life was extinct. He thought it was au accident until Buford spoke to a Deputy-Sheriff ami the policeman whocumc immediately to the scene. * Buford gave up bis gun, saying to the pollcemajr. “Be careful with Unit gun. I put twelve buckshot in it for Pryor.” Submitting to arrest, be was taken bcloro Esquire Gwynu.und, upon a brief sxaminatlon, was committed to Jail. On his way to the Magistrate’s alike, or before ho started, Buford bunded a loiter to tbe Depu ty-Sheriff, addressed as follows:' “Whoever may got this note, I ask earnestly to deliver It to the person to whom It is directed." Tbc let ter’s contents were os follows: Capitol Hotel, March 2H, IK7P. —Whatever may happen to mo, I desire that my niece, Annie O. Wallace, shall have everything, both in equity and law, that belongs to mo. 1 only ask that my tody shall bo laid beside my slsler, Mary F. Uuford, whom 1 loved so well, whoso robbery and assassi nation I wish to try and avenge. Thomas Dirronu. Tho body of Judge Elliott wos taken to & room in (ho Capitol Hotel, a Coroner’s inquest held, und tho following verdict rendered: “ Wo, the Jury, find (but the dead body now before us islliulu! John M. Elliott, of Boyd County, Kentucky, who was, at tbe tlmo of death, a Judge of llm Court of Anneals, und residing temporarily at Frankfort. Ho was killed und murdered ia said city on the 20tb lust., by being shut through the body by Thoinaa Buford, with a double-barreled shotgun." PEKIN WEAKENS, /Special Dleuatch to The Tribune. Bpuinqkielu, 111., March 80.—The Pokln Whisky Ring has at last 1:0110 up the flume. Ever since tiiu recent prosecutions began they have stoutly asserted their Innocence o[ great Iraiiburesslun, made'their paid organs abuse the * Government ofUeluls fur persecuting Innocent men, mid in every way fought must desperately to eecapu thu results of their wrong-doing. This was their policy up to last night, but to-day the acknowledged bead and front of this marvel dusty-compact Ring—the venerable and astute distiller, J. D. Melntlre—concluded lb yield to tbu inevitable, and make the best terms possible for himself. Ho Ims been in thu city several days, endeavoring to clTcct a compromise, but Undine District-Attorney Con nolly tlrm In bis dolcriulnallon to conduct the prosecution vigorously, and having no hopes of relief from Washington,’ Melntlre to-day quiet ly abandoned bis Pekin lawyers, and retained the lion. D. T. Llttlcr and the Hon. J. C. Rob inson, and, accompanied by them, appeared be fore District-Attorney Connolly, announcing bla willingness to enter a plea of guilty to all of the eleven indictments against him, and to bo used as a Government witness in k auy of the cases against himself and other members of the Ring. After a full consultation and due consideration, bis oiler was accepted. 'Jlio party then appeared before Judge Treat, uud Melntlre entered a plea of guilty to the following indictments: For conspiracy with James A. McGrow, Thomas J. McGrew, Thomas li. Ward, Henry Ranctt, uud George C. Gloss the doubtless and Reis bore having thus no show and must follow ■ therefore, that there will trials, unless it may case*'* of Sterns ami Mills, of understood that J. D. Warner, the heavy wholesale grocer others, will appear to-morrow or HKjoy to plead guilty. Mclntlrc’s confession nuly sustains the assertions ot Maj. Connolly Rnd Collector Mcrrlam, that they ware la ‘possession of sufficient evidence to seenro a conviction in these eases without any assistance from llcnrv Westerman. The facts are that the testimony of W. il. Mdntlrc, J. D.’s son, Emil Gorthoefoer, Hiram Vanderwoort, and Charles Johnson, with the documentary evidence they furnished, was certain to secure conviction. Mclntlro was interviewed shortly after emerg ing from the Judge's room, and stated that ho would nrobably remain in tho city at least until the|Rctsslngcrs arrived to-morrow* What bo would afterwards do ho declined to state, but ex pressed the opinion tliut there would bo uo more distilling <□ Pekin for some time to come. He hoped to ba able to pay his fine and costs, and to resume business when all was settled. Per haps the organs and friends of the Kingston will now bo ready to admit that tho Government officials understood what they were about in the prosecution of these cases. Hereafter if any distilling Is done In Pekin it must bo done on the square* Special Dlsoatch to The Tribunt. PsoniA, Hi., March 20.—McIntlroVpIoa of guilty in Springfield to-day was totally unlocked for here. No one, however, seems to care save those who are on his bonds. horrible all round. Fort Scott, March 20.—Yesterday Bill How ard, a negro who crueliv and diabolically raped Clara Pond, a 12-year-old daughter of Gcorgo Pond, was discovered in an old mine, a half mile distant from Die residence of Pond, and about six mites from this city. After some little parley Howard came forth and delivered himself up, after being promised by bis captors that ho should receive no hodlly barm from them. About 3 o'clock the cortege arrived in town, and the prisoner was promptly lodged in Jail. The excitement rose to feverheat, and threats of lynching were announced with emphasis, the facts in thu case being so horrible as to be with out parallel in the history of crime. About 7 o'clock this evening a crowd of peo ple numbering fully 1,000, accompanied by thirty masked men In solid line, with drawn re volvers in their hands, marched to the jail, overpowering all resistance, tore the iron grating from the window of Howard's cell,’and forcibly look him out. A rope was tied around his neck, and, amid yells and shouts, tho demon was dragged by hundreds of bands a’distauco of five blocks and bung to a lamp-post on tho corner of Die public square.' The Infuriated mob, whose anger and excite* meat had passed all bounds, after the body bad hung there somo fifteen minutes, on shouts of “Bum him I” “Burn him I” being started, took it down, and dragged tt to the square, in spite of the resistance and objection of the moro calm and peaceable por tion of the crowd, and literally roasted and burned the remains in a fire of dry-goods boxes and coal*oil, amid demonstrations that rivaled pandemonium. flood citizens regret that the excitement of •tho people bent on revenge sbould have lea them into such a barbarous act, but It is only Just to tho citizens of Fort Scott to say that most of the active participants are rcsßUcnts of the country, aud residents of coal-backs In this vicinity. HILL YOUNG. ffpretal Dispatch ca The Tribune. Keokuk, la., Morch 20.—Tho preliminary ex amination of Bill Young, charged with the mur der of Lewis Spencer and his four children, which has attracted such general attention throughout this section, was concluded at Lurny, Mo., to-day, and resulted In the defend ant being bound over aud sent to Jail to await tho action of tho Grand Jury. About fifty wit nesses have testified, und tbc examination has occupied three weeks. An effort was made to got tbe prisoner released on ball, but tho Court decided that it bad no power to do so. A large crowd was present to hear the decision. Young took It very coolly at first, but, when ball was refused, he commenced crying and manifested considerable emotion. Ho was delivered to the Sheriff and lodged in Jail at Knhokn. Tho prosecution feel sanguine that the Grand Jury will Indict Young, and that they will be able to produce sufficient evidence to secure bis conviction. They claim that the evidence against Young was not all de veloped In tbe preliminary examination. I’nbllc sentiment is somewhat divided, but a majority of the people of Clark County are convlccd that Young Is the guilty man. Ono noticeable fact in connection witli bis examination was Unit he made no effort to prove uu alibi, the entire tes timony In bis behalf bclcg directed to impeach ing the evidence of witnesses for the prosecu tion. PROBABLE MURDER, fiprchil IXitMtrh lo The Triton*. Aiti.bton, Wli., March 27.-Cbarl«a Khnda, son of Louis Khoda, of this city, had been work ing through Lite wiuter at the Village of Black Creek, in tbla couuty. Yesterday bis fattier re ceived u telegram stating that bis son bad been found lying dead in the woods. A team was sent from here to bring home the body ' for burial, but returned to-day without tt, as It was badly decomposed. TIIO person who was sent for Uui body savs tlmt it Is undoubtedly a case of murder. It eecuia that young Uhoda* was missed from Black Crock about the 2Ub of January, und bis body was found uear an old lumber road lu the swamp, about one mile from the village. The throat was cut and there were (our stubs in the breast. The Bbcrlff has cone nut lo Investigate, mid further particulars are expected hourlv. Hu wns a young man of good habits, und It Is believed that lie was brutally murdered In Urn village, und his body taken to the swamp where it was found. Suspicion points toward a certain prominent citizen of Black Creek as Urn mur derer, but iu the absence of any definite in formation Ids name is withheld. UN I*IIOYOKED MURDER. Smeial Dtevatvk (• The Tribune. ViNcaMNas, Ind., March 2d.—Your corre spondent has Just returned from the scons of thu fatal shouting of Frank Hickman, agent of the Paris & Danville Hallway at Lawreocevillo, 111., by William F. £UU, after gleaning the fol lowing particulars: The murder was cold-blood ed and perfectly, unjustifiable. Kills is a bad character and well knowm in ibis city. . It seems that Hkkman advised uis frlunds to slmu his companionship. Kills, upon hearing this, thirsted fur revenge. He awaited his oppor tunity, uud, meeting Hickman last night in a dill- in business, Stanger was general "Lead- ASSAULT. fNupafcA w TAi TMSuns. la., March 20.—During a quar rel at Mcdiapolls, in this couutj, this morulng, between two men named Morris and Glass, one of the parlies drew a revolver, whereupon the other proceeded to a Justice, had a warrant la* sued, and the man with the pis* tol arrested. In tho • Justice's office the quarrel was renewed, when Glass seized a hatchet und struck Morris n terrible blow on the head, cutting a deep cash. At last accounts Morris was still alive, nut on* side was par alyzed, and no hope Is entertained of his re covery. ' KANSAS ITEMS, Bt. Louis, Mo., March 20.—" A Topeka (Ras.) dispatch says: "J. D. True, who murdered tho Rev. Samuel Woolpert near Wakefield, Potta watomie County, in November, 1877, was tried In Louisville, Pottawatomie County, to-day, be fore Judge Martin. Ho was allowed to plead guilty to murder In tho second degree, and was sentenced to bard labor at the Penitentiary for life. A tramp applied at. the house of Nick Ernoe, three miles northeast of Topeka, to-day, for a meal, which was furnished. Seeing n watch on the wall, be attempted to appropriate it, but was prevented by Mrs. Ernce, who shot him in the arm, wounding him severely. He was not captured. ACQUITTED. , Bpeetat Dispatch to '/Vic Tribunt. Indianapolis, Ind., March 2d.—Contrary to general opinion, tho jury la the cose of Corry. W. Miller, tho defaulting toller of tho First National Bank, relumed a verdict of acquittal to-day on tho charge of making a false entry la the record oi certificates of deposit. Under the adverse rulings of Judge Blodgett, the District- Attorney to-day nolle pressed tho remaining in dictments against James L. Slaughter, default ing cashier at the same bank. ATTEMPTED POISONING, Boeclal Diwatch to The Tribune Font Wayne, Ind., March 20.—George Van Horn was arrested at Montpelier to-day on a charge of attempting to poisou bis wife. Ills arrest was made at her Instance. He was lodg ed (u Jail at Hartford City, mid will have his trial at the May term of the Court. CHARGED WITH MURDER, Saw Francisco, March 20.—A Portland dis patch says the United States Grand Jury, lu the esse of the two Sitka Indians charged with the murder of Thomas J. Brown, have returned an indictment for murder iu thu first degree. ■ CASUALTIES. NARROW ESCAPE. liTTTLB Rook, Ark., March 2d.—Tam, an old negro living in a box-boat at Oliver’s Eddy, just above Die railroad bridge, was saved from a hor rible death yesterday. Ills boat was on a bar during Die heavy rain Friday night. The sand washed from under, and Die boat turned oyer while he was asleeb'.'cuttlng off Dio only means of egress. He remained until yesterday, when James Cunningham casually visited the cap sized boat and relieved him. A few hours mure would have sealed his fate, as tho river was rising. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. . Special Dlwatch to The Tribune. Peoru, 111, March 25.— Dennis Connors, a policeman, was accidentally shot hero to-ulelit. In company with another policeman named Osborn, they wero at ono of the distilleries watching somo slop-bccr bummers. Osborn bad bis revolver in bis bead. lie slipped mid fell, when the pistol was discharged, the ball striking Connors lit tho abdomen. Ho will probably die. STEAMEU SUNK. Little Bock, March 2d.—Tho steamer Hattie Nowland, Capt. Donacb, about noou, coming up, struck a snag below the oil-mill, near town, and has gono to the bottom badly wrecked. Value about $23,000. She Is In four feet of water, and supposed to bo a total loss. Her cargo Is bad ly damaged. _____ DROWNED. Eastport, Mo., March2o.—Five seamen, row ing ashore in Bliss Harbor, were drowned by the upsetting of the bout. THE WEATHER. Omen op tub Chief Signal Officer, Washington, O. C., March 27—1 a. m.—lndi cations: For Tennessee and tho Ohio Volley, clear or partly cloudy weather, northwesterly winds, becoming variable and backing to south erly, stationary or higher temperature and bar ometer. For the Lower Lake region, rainy followed by partly cloudy weather, northeast backing to northwest winds, stationary or lower tem perature and higher pressure. For the Upper Lake) region and Upper Mis sissippi Valluy, clear or partly cloudy weather, variable winds, shifting to warmer southeast erly, followed by failing barometer. For tho Lower Missouri Valley, warmer, clear, or partly cloudy weather, southeasterly winds, and foiling barometer. Cautionary signals continue at Buffalo, Erie, Section 5, Sandusky, Toledo, Detroit Section 4, Fort Huron, ana Grand Haven, Section 0, Chicago, Milwaukee, Section 1, Esvanaba, Mar quette, and Duluth. LOCAL OniKRTATIPHB. ___ uaiiuno, March as. Tims. | Par. | TAr ITu / \ mmt. ~j YtU'ftn. \ Weather 0:53 s. tn. 8i).«33 41 84 fl i] .14 It. rain.' litis a.tn. i < JU.s<ui so 7o w n t.ralu. 3:00 p. tn. 3i',6U4 60 78 N. W.. a Cloudy. siMp.ra. eu.Ow-m 7h n. w„ u .oeciomiy, 8100 D. ni.iUU.BiO. 40 PI CluU'lf. mii«p._m.uu.Bwl4o _o| N 4 .oilcioudy. Maximum,~fti i minimum. 40. aihSIAl. UHiXItVATION*. __ cuioauq, March'ifl-totißp.m. titailoni. (Ear. iAr. . Il’imf. ftaPti Weather, Albany uu.ll os 8. K., pen Threat'?. Aliwua .Uii.B7 34 K,,freili ‘Cloudy. iioltu City.... 30.89 Ml 8. K.,uen.. .01 Lt, rain. iireekturiUpo an.tw iw h. r., freih Clear. Slunalo 1 30.75 85 H. K.. brisk .ou l.t. rain. Cairo 3U.81 (U N.W..freih Clear. Chcyeuue. .. AU 8., freih IClcar. Chicago '3».m3 4u N., peutlu.. ,01 cloudy. Clociauill... ;30.7A A 3 S., freih.. .tsPalr. Cleveiaitd.... 3imi% 40 K„ BODlle,. ,08 U. rain. lavcupon... 3U.*J &l N. W., light ;Clenr. leaver '2w.hu t,7 6. K., freih k'lear. Hei Molucs-. iru.Ni 40 Clear. Detroit su.7l »u K, K..freih . isLt. rain. todgeCllr... 1W.&4 A 8 8., trcih .Clear. luluih, MlDii ':2V. SU N. K., JCUtr. Krle uu.oil 40 N.E.. gen.. .of,M. rala. Kicauaba., .. ; 30.54 84 R., penile I.t. rala. r orl Garry... 3u.ua ' 84 8. freih .Clear. Fort Ulluou.. 3u.hu ;A0 (Clear. Qraud Haven SU.7U 37 K. K., pea.. .(XI Cloudy. ndiauauolU.i3U.7A &u N.W., brisk ......‘Cloudy. Keokuk 1311. nj m n.W.,iicb Clear. .a Cr0ne....'39.77 4<l 8. W.. fight (Hear. .eaveuworUi 30.83 f. 4 M.. light ..ICloar. .0u1iv1Ue,..,:3J.7H AU N.W., hrlik Clear. Madliou 3ii.nl 44 N.W., freih Clear. Marquette... 3U.80 so 8. K., freih ...... Cloudy, Meini-hti 3u.t» (it 8. W..,ceu (clear.- Mlhvauaee... 3U.MI 88 N„ freiit.., |Foggy. NaiUville .... 3u.so au W-, light.. Clear. New Urlaaut. ,3U.iM 70 8.W., treah (fleer. North I‘Ulle. 30.hu AU K.W.,freih IFalr. Omaha 311.73 AT 8. K., geu Clear. awrgti »h 8., f reali 01 U.auow, eui .lua ;W.nu S 7 8.. freih Clear. • ache, Nev..ivu,o7 St A., treah Cloudy,- ‘lliibura 40 8. W.. treah .14 Ihreal'g. 'urt Hur0n..;3u.74 M N.K..(ro*U. .01 cloudy, tuehvilur.... 3U.N3 M• 8. K., treah .(>4U.ioov. fiacrauieato.. »M 5 00 . B.W.,pcu Clear. bait LakeCity>3o.os at 8. 12.. treah Threat's. Sandusky..,.. 87 N. freih... .04 Lt. rain. Bau Fraueloco 80.10 AT.. Clear. &hrevo|iorl...'3u.ui 73 . 8.. senile Cloudy. Bt. L0ut5.....'0t«,87 00 N.tv.,treah Clear. ' Pi. I’aul... . 3U.TJ 40 |B.W., freon Clear. Toledo hill,no 88 ,0. K,, treah .03 Ll rala. Vtckahum....'3'> uti 70 ‘S. W., pen.. ......;Clear. - VirginiaClly.lsu.id A-i Is. tv..lieih Cloudy. Wtiuuu>ucc«i3V.t.fe 4> - s.W..irmh ‘Fair. ■■ Vaoku.' 3J.i3i Sd 1b.,,geut10.........C1ear. URSDAY, MARCH 27. 1879---TWELVE PAGES. FOREIGN. istorn Roumelian Commis sion Have Civon Up in Despair. Joint Occupation of That Coun try Agreed Upon by tho Powers. Terrible Suffering from Famine Now Existing In Up per Egypt. A Vote in the French Chambers Favor ing a Constitutional Con vention. TURKEY. ABANDONED. Fhilxfpopolis, March 2C.—The majority of the International Commission has Issued a declaration stotingthat, In conseqaonco of the difficulties created by tho authorities of Eastern Roumoliai' and In view of tho excited state of tho population, it has boon found impossible to execute tho stipulations of the article of tho of Berlin which pro vides that a European Commission shall bo charged, together with the Porte, with tho administration of tho finances of the province until the completion of tho now organiza tion. The Commission draws tho attention of the European Cabinets to tho matter. MIXED OCCUPATION OF ROUMBUA. London, March, 26.— A Berlin correspond ent says Count Bohouvoloff's mission has boon successful. .Tho mixed occupation of Koumelia will bo carried Into effect by tho English, French, Italians, Austrians, and Hussions. It is true Franco, though acqui escing in the idea, has not yet promised a contingent, and England is believod to bo hesitating on certain points, bnt tho pro posal bos boon accepted by all tho Fowors. INSURRECTION. Vienna, March 20.— Tho Prau slates that 7,000 mon have 1 risen In insurrection in Macedonia. TURKISH FINANCES. London, March 20.—A Con stantinople dispatch says the Turkish Treasury will not : receive any largo amount of taxes until May. The money in hand Is barely sufficient for ten doys, ond no one can soy how the Government can be carried on. ENGLAND AND RUSSIA. Vienna, March 2G.—Tho Political Corrt epondence states that negotiations are mak ing tho most satigfalory progress between Russia and England relative to measures to bo adopted in Roumolia after the departure of the Russians, but the project of a military occupation by noutrol Powers has been abandoned. < AFGHANISTAN. ABANDONED TO ROBBIA. tiy Cable to Xeio York Herald. Tashkent, Turkestan, March 2G. —We have to all appearances arrived at tho solu tion of the Afghan question. Gen. kauf mnnn declared to mo to-dny, categorically, that as regards any plana that may have been entertained by Russia in respect of Afghanistan, ;'thoy are for tho time given up. Afghanistan is totally aban doned to the English, who are free not only to take tho possesj bht even Herat if so they please, and without any danger from Rus sian interference. Gen. Kanfmann Is con vinced that the Afghans are quite powerless to effect anything for themselves unaided, and that tho ultimate success of tho English is only a question of time and money. GERMANY. TARIFF REMONSTRANCE. Berlin, March 20.—Tho 'West Prussian Landtag’s, petition against protection es pecially applies to the duties on coal, wood, iron, and grain. HONORED. Loon Say, French Minister of Finance, has been nominated to ,tho first class Order of tho Crown of Prussia THE EMPEROR'S.GOLDEN WEDDING. Berlin, March 20. —Tho Czar is expected hero for the Emperor’s golden wedding in Juno. GREAT 'BRITAIN* THE OARSMEN. London; March 2C.—A. bad cold and a boil on tho nook keep Hanlon in-doors. Hawdou Is in active training. RACING. London, March 1 26,— Lord Rosebery’s Touohot won the Lincolnshire handicap to dny, Mars second, Sir Joseph third. FIRE. London, March 2G; —'Tho control part of the Clumber House, near Worksop, tho soot of tho Duka of Newcastle, was burned with a number of valuable pictures and books. . INDIA. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. London, March 20.—Tho recent fire at Akyab, Farthor-Imlin, which was accidental, destroyed the native portion of tho town. Loss estimated at .WOO,OOO. Thousands of people are rendered PRANCE. AMNESTY. Paris, MaroU 20,— Amnesty has been granted to 100 more Communists. URGENT. The Sonata voted ‘‘urgency ” for the pro posal of tho Chamber? to moot in Congress to revise tho Constitution relative to tho re moval to Paris. > EGYPT, TRKIUULB FAUIKK. London, March 2(l.— Tho famine in Upper Egypt causes terriblq suffering. In sonio villages the people, naked like wild boats, dig for roots. In onp, town women and chil dren fought over scraps of broad. Tho in land villagers aro said to bo starving like dogs. • BUUIIAII, MURK ItBAHONAUI.B. London, March 20.—Tho King of Hannah, since the dispatch of reinforcements to the British troops, is reported os having ex pressed a willingness to grant any conces sions demanded. ' HUNGARY. TUB FLOODED DISTRICT. Fbbtb, March 20.—Tho daugor to tho flooded district is decreasing. BY iIAIIi. INDIAN JINANOBS AND TUB AfOIUK WAN— SFBBCU OF J.OBD LTTTON. DitpoicMo tendon Tlmis. Calcutta, March V.—Yesterday the Viceroy received a deputation of the British Indian As sociation, which represents the landed Interests of Bengal. Their object was to urge tho Inex pediency of a further reduction of tho cotton Import duties In view of the financial difllcultlos likely to nrlso from a depression of trndc, toss by exchange, uiul the Afghan war. Lord LyUon's reply must have somewhat astonished the Zem indars. Admitting their wealth uml Impor tance, he told them no class boro so small n share of the public burdens, lie said there were Id their address statements which ho could not admit and a toue which ho could not approve. They had attributed to the Indian Government views it had publicly repudiated, and to the British Parliament ami Ministers n satisfied acquiescence In a state of things which they had distinctly condemned. As the representative of tho Sovereign, ho re gretted such language should Imvo been held to him br representatives of sums of her Majesty’s most favored subjects; ami was surprised to (iml that, while deprecating a form of taxation falling mainly on their own class, they had not shrunk from advocating a taxation which falls almost exclusively on the poor. Reminding them of the resolution of the House of Com mons that the cotton Import duties should ho repealed os soon ns thu financial condition of India would permit, ho added that ho was him self convinced that this was the only sound fiscal policy as regarded the true commercial In terests of the country. The narrow limits with in which the Government confined its ox-, eruptions Inst year were due to the expediency oi proceeding by tentative steps. Much re mained to ho done before it could be said, as thu Deputation contended, that the cotton duties had now ceased to bo protective. In answer to their statement that the Government had Imposed a large additional taxation nt a time oi national tribulation, when iTtcrrilile famine had recently ravaged the country, the Viceroy expressed his surprise and regret that they should have failed to recognize that thu sole purpose of the additional taxotlon was the ? reservation of the lives of the people of India rom famine. Rcgardlngthc cost of tiro Afghan war, Lord Lytton spokd as follows s 1 doubt If there bai over been In modern times a war hi which such brilliant and substantial suc cesses bare been achieved with so small a sacrinco of men amt money, or with sucb 111110 assistance from the taxpayers of the community most directlv benefited by its results. As a matter of fact, how ever, Ibo Government of India, in providing fur the cost of this just, unavoidable, and hitherto successful war, has been assisted In a spirit of marked liberality by the Government and Pnrlln ment of England. .It is my conviction, however. and I stale it In tho belief that it will not ho dis puted by the wisest, the most for-scelnp. and most patriotic of her Majesty’s Indian subjects, —that it would bo a disgrace, ami an inglorious confession of weakness, on tho part of Inula to acknowledge that she, on Empire covering a continent possessing & population of 200,000,000, with s revenue of more than 00,000,000. and an army of 200.000, cannot avemro insult, assert her dignity, and secure tier frontiers, or maintain her rights by war against a barbarous Prince of a comparatively small and poor country adjacent to her own territory without exhausting net financial resources and disturbing the military organization of thu whole Uritisti Em pire. India, in the war to which you have re torted, has been unopposed by any European Power; but. if India wishes to Incite any European Power to stir up troubles between herself and bur Asiatic neighbors, she cunnot bettor assure so de plorable a result than by showing she is unable or unwilling to defend with stout heart and firm band her ownlnlcrcKls in reliance on bsr own resources. I am. therefore, unable to sympathize with tho tone In which yon have referred to yonr own very small share In supporting tho burden of tbls noble national duty. INDIAN ANXIETY AS TO DURMAII—TUB RECENT MASSACRE. Dlipnteh to London Timet. Calcutta, March o.—Thu Government makes no secret of the anxiety with which It Is watch* Ing Uie strange events passing in Mandalay. Besides the precautionary measures known In England, the wing of the Fifty-fourth Foot and Madras Regiments embark at Calcutta to-dny and tomorrow for Rangoon. The whole rein* forcemeats ordered are nearly double the ordi nary strength of garrisons In British Burmali. Thu Rangoon and Irrawaddy Statu Railway, 101 miles long, and running three trains daily each way, connects Rangoon with Prone, whence outposts at Thyotmayoo and Tongho are dis tant respectively forty and sixty miles, and at Mandalay obout22o miles. There Is a telegraph from Rangoon to Mandalay, but the line beyond the British frontier, maintained dv the Burmese authorities and working Irregularly, is now in terrupted. The situation of Burmah has assumed a more serious aspect during the last week, although earlier reports seem to have exaggerated the number of victims to the King’s madness, set ting them at over eighty, Instead of about forty. Still, It Is plain that the Government of India Is more alarmed now than It was a fortnight ago. It appears that the King Is making extensive military preparations, and surrounding himself with advisers known to bo hostile to thu British Government. These mav bu merely protective measures on his part to secure himself against bis own subjects or our active Interference, but cannot fall to cause anxiety for the safety of British residents and Europeans in Manda lay. 1 mentioned some weeks ago that, by a recent arrangement between the two Governments, a small European guard was allowed - for the protection of residents in Mandalay and Dhamo. This guard arrived In Mandalay a few days before the massacre, and Is now the solo force on which Euroueans there can depend. In the event of an attack, this garrison in British Burinuh Is hardly sufficient to defend the frontier. The Government, therefore, has wisely determined to dispatch reinforcements from Calcutta and Madras. It Is stated that the King is sending a special envoy to the Viceroy, the object being unknown, but probably with the Intention of trying to palliate the massacres. It Is difficult to predict the upshot, depending as It does on the caprice of a barbarian, mad with Jealousy and drink; butlt may safely bo said that the in dlau Government has Its hands 100 full at pies ont to take active steps, unless forced to dosoforthe protection of Its subjects or terri tory from Irresponsible despotism. Upper Bur tmm has long been a standing menace to the British Provinces bVoml thu Bay of Bengal. Sooner or later u duyof reckoning roust come, and his golden-footed Majesty must submit to become our feudatoiyor see bis kingdom au* nexed. The massacre scorns to have been attended with every possible atrocity. The Mandalay correspondent of the Calcutta EnylUhman thus describes U: A council was held by the King and his young advixers. snd the conclusion come to was that ex termination was thu only means whereby ho could obtain safety. Thu Immediate execution wax, therefore, ordered of every one In prison. Execu tioners were easily obtained, and with darkness commenced the scene of slaughter. It being.’ bow over, found inconvenient to aetthrough the Job in one night, a division was made, and some twenty wore chosen. Those were severely beaten and kicked, t)>e women being shamefully treated. When lifeless, they were hurled into u large well In the garden. Children were torn to pieces boforu their patents' eves, and the parents then put to death, their Inst look hutng fixed on the quivering and mangled remains of their little ones. The Meckra Prince was made a witness of Ilio most atrocious conduct towards bis wife and children, and saw bis need mother bunion senseless (u (he f round, and then drageed to tho well nod tumbled n. Thongya's family fared tho same, as also the two Menehues, tho Myudnwlaw, ids two sons, and the Phawnon. The Princes, instead of lining put In aloud with their families, were killed last, ami thrown into tho river. ANTt-UULOAUIAN LBAOUB IN MACEDONIA. t/i*pate\ to London Timet. I’ESTH, March 10.—The J'olitliche Corn • tpoiulem publishes Information from Snlonlca that representatives from the Crook, Servian, uml Vlacb imtlunallUcs in Maccdona met on tho lOtb ot February at McJonlk to consult on the course they should take hi face of the Bul garian movement; Recognizing ' tho common danger threatening all these non-Bulgarian nationalities should the Bulgarian onterorlso succeed In annexing Macedonia to tho new and aspiring Principality, they resolved on forming a counter-league and appointing a common Central Committee, to bo established In some town subsequently to bo chosen, and to be charged with the duty of taking measures to de fend tho common interests. A common fund Is to bo gathered by subscription tosuppoftan agi tation and organization toward* this end, uml, U necessary, to prepare for armed resistance. Thu Isttor measure, however, U only to bo had recourse to In self-defence, and in every case only after a previous .understanding with the Turkish Government. A proclamation is to bo Issued apprising the people ot tho nationalities concerned of these resolutions. Curiously enough, the aiiil-Bulgariuu movement, It Is said, Is not of homo growth, but emanated In sug gestions and encouragements from Athens mid Belgrade, where no little uneasiness Is being felt at tho support the Pan-Bulgarian aspirations are supposed to receive from Russia. Thu Turk ish authorities Ire thought to regard with no aversion this anii-Bultrariau movement. Al though this may bo ell true, tho Porte seems to trust rather to a sufficient armed farce for keep ing any Bulgarian movement la Macedonia in check (ban to any assistance it might derive from aucb a leaauo devised and fostered at Athens or Belgrade. OBITUARY. . Spiral JilMoatck.'tn Tht TrldufU. ~ Jambsvillb, Wls., March 2d.— Vlio Hon. H. 0. Tilton, member of the State Board ‘of Chari- tics nml Reform, died at Ids residence In this city to-night nflor n lingering Illness. Ban Fiukcisco, March 20.—John W. Ooghlan, ex-Congressman from the Third District of California, died to-day at his residence In Oak lit nd. Nashville, Tenn., March 20.—A Columbia special to the American announces the death at that place to-day of John E. Hatcher, the well known Journalist, and one of the editorial stall of the Louisville Vourttr-Journnl, RAILROADS. Tim CHICAGO, IHIRIiINOTON A QUISTCY. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncj Railroad, which wus held at the Company's office In this city yesterday, was a very tamo and uninteresting affair. There was no contest of any kind, and everybody seemed to bo happy and contented, and the old Dlretors were all re-elected, which was tha principal work to be transacted, the annual report having been published about a mouth ago. Mr. J.M. Walker called the meeting to order and nominated Mr. George Armour ns Chair man, who was elected. Mr. E. D. Barbour was chosen Secretary. Messrs. T. B. Bagg, C. S. Bartlett, and L. 0. Goddard were appointed tellers. Mr. John B. Colton Introduced the following resolution, which was adopted: Jieiolrtrt, That the minutes of tbe last annual meeting and or the several meetings of tbe Direct ors during thc last year be approved, and that the Brocuedlng and the several sets of the Board of Ircctors and of the officers of this Company re spectively, during tho past year, be, and the same are, hereby in all things ratified and confirmed. On motion, tho following resolution was adopted: Jittolttd, That the officers of this Company bo requested to consider whether U may not bo prac ticable and desirable to discontinue the granting of free passes, except to employes while traveling on business of tbe Company. The following Directors were elected to serve during thc ensuing vesr: John M. Forbes, Sidney Bartlett, Charles J. Vaync, T. Jefferson Coolidge, John L. Gardner, Jr., Henry 8. Russell, J. N. A. Griswold, Voter Geddes, C. E. Verkins, J. M. Walker, anil Edward Bangs. All tho above wero re-elections. Thc lust named, Mr. Edward Dangs, of Boston, was substituted for Mr. Robert Harris about three months ago. One hundred and flftv-sevcn thousand two hundred and thirty shares were voted. The following resolution was Introduced: Knotted. That tho stockholders of tho Chicago, Burlington * Quincy Railroad do request tho Directors to Instruct nil officers of the road to susnsnu all labor by the employes as farasproctl canto on tho Sabbath. This resolution called forth somewhat of a discussion, the managers claiming that no moro work Is now done on Sunday than Is actuallv required, nnd tho officers of thcroaclhavo always done all they could to prevent unnecessary work from being dune on Sunday. Finally tho resolution was laid on the table until the next meeting. Thu election of officers will bo bold at the first meeting of tbo Directors at Boston, which takes nlaco hi about a week or two, nnd it Is un derstood that no changes in tbo management will bo made. Mr. C. E. Perkins bos resigned his position of General Manager of the Burling ton & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska, so as to bo able to devote bis entire attention to tho management of the Chicago, Burlington & Qalocy. AS STRONG AS EVER. For some tlmopastrumors have becngolng tho rounds to the effect that tho Directors of the Atchison, Topeka «& Santa Fe Railroad bad re quested Mr. W. B. Strong, the General Manager of the road, to resign, being no longer satisfied with his management of the property. Thu Tiudunb bas taken pains heretofore to de nounce these rumors as absurd, because there could bo no cause for dissatisfaction on tbo part of the Directors, for Mr. Strong by bis Indomit able energy nnd great ability bos succeeded In making tiie road one of the best In tho country, and since ho assumed Us management tho earn ings have more than doubled. It Is bardlv probably that the Directors of tho road could find another man in the coun try who could run the rood as successfully as Mr. Strong has done. But, like Manque's ghost, the rumors would not down, and continually camo un again, nnd one Nebraska paper oven went so far as to state that Mr. C. 11. Hudson, Superintendent ot tbo Baltimore & Ohio, would bo Mr. Strong's successor. Tub TitmoNß Is now In a condition to,state officially that there was never the' least foundation for'such rumors, and that none Of’thoDlreCiors or stockholders have ever thought for a moment of replacing so efficient mid successful a manager as Air. Strong. Thu rumors were Inspired by malice by a former employe of tho Atchison, Topeka. & Santa Fo simply because Mr. Strong refused to grant him privileges (n regard to coal matters which he could uot consistently and honestly grant. This person now owns some coal mines at Trinidad, C01.,-on tho line ot tho Atchison, Topeka «S Santa Fe. and tried to "bulldoze ” Mr. Strong to old him In hla schemes; but Mr. Strong refused to bo bulldozed, and hence these efforts to create an antagonistic feeling against Mr. Strong's management. The following dis patch from Mr. Nickerson, President of tho Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fo, to a gentleman in this city shows that Mr. Strong's services are fully appreciated by tho Directors ot the road: Mr. Strong has tho entire cqnfldence of the President ami Board In Boston. All reports to tbo contrary aro without foundation. THE MISSOURI, KANSAS * TEXAS, It boa been rumored In railroad circles lately that the Chicago,Burlington & Quincy had late* ly obtained control of the Missouri) Kansas & Texas Railroad. A Tridunb reporter has made Inquiries lately os to the correctness of these minors, anil, while ho finds that tire Burlington has not jet secured control of tho prooerty, tho probabilities arc that there will bo a closer alii* nnco between the two lines than' has existed heretofore. The Chicago, Burlington <fc Quincy Railroad Company has secured none of the stock of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas, but several of the Directors uml stockholders of that road have late)v individually purchased a large amount of Missouri, Kansas A Texas stock,—lt is said about 48,000 shares. If they should succeed In getting a majority of the stock. They will, of course, use it to benefit the Chicago, Burlington A Quincy, and will elTcct a close working arrangement between the two lines. The Missouri, Kansas A Texas connects with the Chicago, Burlington A Quincy at Hannibal, and is its natural outlet to the Southwestern country and to Texas. HV RAIL TO MSADVTLhE. Sr. Louis, Mo., March SO.—A Pueblo, Col., dispatch says: “Four miles of tho Lcadviilo Extension of tho Atchison, Topeka A Santa Fo Railroad west of Cunojt City wore completed to-night. Tim track.ls now laid the distance of a mile mid a half in tho Grand Canon of Arkansas. Work 'is being pushed forward rapidly, and the Royal Gorge will bo reached by Saturday night. A large quantity of ties, rails, elc., is going to tho front dally, and Lendvllle will have railway connection with tho outside world by way of Nature’s route, tho Arkansas Valley, at an early day. THIS IOWA POOL. Spfdnt Dltfiateh to The Tribune Pes Moines, la., March 20.—The lows Rail road pool was larcely represented here to day before (bo Railroad Commissioners to consider the tariff rates, and especially tlio increased rates since the repeal of the tariff. It was de- HUcd to call a meeting of the managers of tlio pool lines at Chicago next Saturday, to arrange matters satisfactorily to the Commissioners. DECLARED OFF. At, Louis, Mo., March 20.—'Tito Eastern rail* roads have declared oft Urn agreement of Dec. 0 last, which established passenger rates to New York at $34, and redeem at full rates all tickets in scalpers'bauds. HIOUX CITY. Spteiat Oltpatch to Tht Trtbuvx. Bronx Citt, la., March 80.—The Milwaukee & St. Paul Rall-iond are going to survey tlio ex* tension of their road to Yankton via Eden. This route Is favorable to them. PENNSYLVANIA ROAD. I'iiiladkuuiia, March SO.—Col. Thomas A. Bcoti was re-elected President of the I'ennsyL yania Railroad. ITEMS. In view of tho announced Intention of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy to extend its Crcston & Northern Branch to FuntoueUe, It (a predicted that the Rock Island, as a means of self-protccUuu, will build from Wintcriut to Greenfield. ' ; Mr. John E. Utb has been appointed General Southwestern Agent of the Chicago, Rock Island ds Vaclflo Railroad at Kansas City. Mr. Utt has been for several tears past General Freight Agent of the Atemsun & Nebraska Railroad, and 1$ sala to be a freight-man of pood abilities uud Judgment* A LAND-GRAB. Soma More Chicago Property Claimed for the Canal. The Absurdity of tbe Olaim Shown by Oorporation-Oonnsel Bonflokl. A dispatch to a morning paper yesterday gave what purported to bo a new wrinkle In the canal lobby’s game. Judge Ficklin has lately Intro duced a resolution Into the House to Inquire as to the legal rights of the State to certain prop erty in this city, with a view to the collection of Information on which to base salts for recovery. According to the dispatch referred to, Wash Armstrong and Reddick, of the canal lobby, had fortiUed themselves with original maps, plots, and documents to prove that the State owns "ono-thlrd of the Unds lying from Madison street . north and oast around to whore Slate sti ct crosses the river and along the North Brace 'towhoroKinrle street cross'* going west, all b, occordlng to tj *! clolm, was sacrq/ ( 0 purposes, nnd w occupied only h) iqua tu7V r, B ht to the dispatch, the, wero coWl Jcnt ot Ringing the matter to a finite also, that If successful u, O canal could run Itself without any appropriation, as the properly claimed was of lmir cnflC y a ] uc< having been ap praised In 1850, whe, u was divided Into 1,478 lots, at 1037,538. then 099 lots have been sold, and, accordlng to thc d | Bpalchj , obb were after the J Betting light os to the validity of this claim, yesterday railed on CORPORATION COm BEI , B0N ,„ lD .übmlt od tho dispatch to „, ld bcglfc( , tb , ho would proceed to lllumlm Jlc dw B 0 |n following statement: “I presume the intended to cover that part of the Orlgfnal Tn oI CM^O lying between Klnzlo and Madlsoi Blrcetfl State atrect and the Chicago ii vcr a ,J d » branches. I cannot Imagine that can ba any claim or pretense of claim * Q Btalo to any part of the property w j tb tl exception possibly of the lots lying i„ hnihsiitw of the river, between State street J.,5 k?5»5 street bridge and State street fed MmlSSfi street bridge. This property wi d 0;,„ a ,3 granted to the State of Illinois by fimAa States Government for the purpose ( r the construction of a canal to cor n -«i a, | Michigan with the Illinois River. Tl™* approved March 2, 1837, and this prOj.-.J , part of what Is known ns the canal u,,,!. f“ 1830 tlio Trustee, of Iho Illinois iV«, Canal, who wore appointed by the fllaJ, subdivide, and sell canal lands, made (.nhriM* lon of this property into lota and blui7. *ii those lots were subsequently the Canal Trustees from ftJz £ time, the principal part bo!,* -JS In 1837. By the original plat the nd 1 n( J if South Water atrcct was the south Hue of the Chicago River, and the North Water street was the north ? lino of the Cnlcago River. In ©C S both these streets were laid out i™,, ,»?’ margin of the stream, and were r_, like the other streets, of regular wit. o ,' P ’ loot. In Uu courso ot jonra nadJH made alonit both sides of tho^'i’ 0 " 8 "“J the poorer class of ncoo’ r city squatted upon these river ° fpnnt , claimed In time the right ©I ® nd . thereon. An Interest -was a. w J >c^iJi JJS by the owners of property abutting f.° nnd South Water strcois. Tho city i 1 an Interest In these accretions. TliocinfrAv/.r«» was Anally . oatroversy UUOPOIIT INTO TUB LEOIfILATITI.g and, in February, 1847, an act was pastAi lug that, ‘Whereas, parts of North uii,,VA,l h Water streets, West Water, and Eas7w f Lr streets, in the original town, which lt>l feet distant from tho line of adjacent lev! ,:},? known as wharfage privileges, were \ jeet of much controversy between !ti,r Pr ont persons and corporations clalralt* .| IB title to tbo name: and Inasmuch as tho City of Chicago nor ony i c ‘” n or body corporate could derive any benefit /., ' the same except persons who wuro occii!:.;},!: them; and' inasmuch as they wuro u saury 1 discord, and dissatisfaction, and Illegal vlole'2| r .. nnd Inasmuch as U was for tho benefit of n v',j parties that questions arising os to the title 1 !., tho same should be settled; tho City of Chicot:! was empowered to vacate parts of the Kireev adjust rights, nnd make deeds.' The authority conferred bv that net wns acted upon bv thr. city, and under that act all tho water privileges lying along tho south bank of that river, between Stnto and Madison streets,' were legally disposed of by tho city. Another act was passed In 1853, authorizing tho Common Council of the City of Chicago to dis continue or vacate tho whole or any part of North Water, East Water, nnd West Water streets, and to compromise, adjust, mid deter mine all conflicting rights or claims arising be tween the city mm any, ami all persons Interest ed or claiming an interest In these water priv ileges, under which act all those interests were adjusted mid settled, mid titles passed by the city to all those lots on the north bank of the river between State and JClnzlo streets. Tho plat of tho subdivision made by tho city in pursuance of Hie nets above stated was made, laying off those water-lots on the north lino of South Water street and the south line ot North Water street. The disposition made of this properly by tho cltv was IN I'UnbUANOB OF I.BaiSLATIVB AUTHORITT, and of course the rights acquired under it can* not now be questioned by the Slate or auv other body, if ibis is the only property the title to which is agitated by the presumed friends of Die Illinois A Michigan Canal for tho pur pose of wresting it from the city for the benefit of tho Canal Fund, their position la not only untenable, but it lacks even plausibility. The Canal Trustees never had ami never acquired auv interest in these water-privi lege tots, either from the United States under the grunt of March 3.1837, or from the State of Illinois, and, if the State has any interest In tills prooerty now, (t cannot be held for canal pur poses. The grant from the United States of the property known os part of thepriglnai town, and now in question, was bounded bv the mar gin of the Chicago River, which was a navi gable stream. The United States bad no title to tho lands of tho stream below high-water murk. Aa these water-privileges were accretions to the river, tho title was never In (ha United States, and it did not pass by tlio grant to the State for canal purposes. The tills was in tho State since its admission to the Union in 1818. Any lawyer will admit tills proposition 1 cannot, therefore, sea what Interest the pre sumed friends of tho Illinois A Michigan Cannl can have in raising tills controversy and at tempting to cast a cloud upon tho title of Dio purchasers and present owners. Under no cir cumstances, even It the Stale is snown to have an interest; can It result in any benefit to the Illinois & Michigan Canal under tbo grant of 1837.” FIEES. AT KEOKUK, IA. Bfioelat DinjHltch to Tht TXftuS#. Keokuk, la., March SO.—A ;flre early this morning almost entirely destroyed tlia slock of bats and cans of (J Ivin & Co. Loss. $13,000. The building, belonging' to Cox & Shelley, was damaged to the amount of $1,(100. The Insur* mice Is as follows: On building, Phoenix, S3,.VW; Homo of New York, $3,500; AStna, $3,000; total, $7,000; on stock and fixtures, London. Liverpool & Globe, $2,000; American Central. $1,000; Continental, $3,000; Williamsburg City. s7i)o; Imperial, $1,000; Queen Insurance Cum* nanr. $1,000; Western Insurance*Company, $1,000; Lancashire, $1,000; Scottish Commcr* Ha), $3,000; Hswkevo, Dos Moines, ssoo* L* Calssu Generate, $600; Franklin, $3,000; total, $14,750. , ' AT CAIRO, ILL. Piwcbtl DUpafeft lo 71m Trtinins. Oiino, 111., March 2ft—At 4 o'clock this morn* (ng Uie Lorctto Academy building, the properly of the Catholic Sisters of Lorctto of this HIV. was struck by lightning during a thunder-storm, set on fire, and burned to the ground. No lives were lost, and no one seriously Injured, thougn a largo number of boarders were sleeping in urn upper story of the building. Considerable fur niture was saved, but It was badly damaged. The loss la estimated at from $9,000 to ♦IO.OOtJ. Insured for $5,900 on building and furniture. AT OALVA, ILL, . . Galva, 111., 'March 26.—A fire at 1 o'clock this morning destroyed Messrs. Olsen's, Heed's, and Grant's brick buildings and contents. Loss. $25,0U0; Insurance, SIO,OOO. AT ORANGE, MASS. Oranoi, Mass., Mspch Bft—The Orange Man ufacturing Company'e cabinet works were burn* ed early this morning. Loss, $35,000.