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recount of the noise of the engines; we must j 1;UX » been a good mile from Penant Poiut when we rim in, hut 1 neither saw the break rsor the rock; I was in the steerage at the tinie. had not looked at the chart, and did not kuo w the coast; to my knowledge nothing riÿ joue to prevent the passengers coming oii deck; the Captain did everything he could to save life; none of the officers spoke of heaving the leads or stopping the ships; the loads were not hove, on account of the clear ness of the night, and the certainty of seeing ■i lijht ; 1 do not think the vessel after she -truck was aground astern ; I went below at (luarter to 3 o'clock to inspect the steerage, and returned when that duty was performed; |] 1C jour between the wheelhouse and the (hart room was open at 2 o'clock; the Cap tain was within six feet of the man at the wheel ; the crew worked well ; the Captain and other officers were attentive and efficient, all temperance men, and no cards or other rames were allowed; it is not true that the Captain was playing cards half an hour be fore the ship struck. William Hogan, a steerage passenger, tes tified that he went to bed at 9 o'clock on the night of the disaster and remained until 2:30, :iik 1 then went on the upper deck and walked up and down near the engine room; heard the watch call 3 o'clock, and then went below, but before doing so looked out on the side; neither saw nor heard anything to indicate close proximity to land; almost immediately alter 1 laid down the second time I heard a tearful crash and the window instanteneously opened ; 1 looked out through the port-hole and saw a rock ; my companion and myself made our way to the second deck; I do not know how we got up, as the concussion knocked the companion ladder away; some of the passengers cried out from below that the doors were closed, but I think they had in the hurry missed the place where the doors were; 1 found it very hard to get out, and positively believe that a great many more would have been saved had the means of exit been more ample; there was, I think, onlv room for one to get out at a time. Joseph Carroll, able seaman, testified tlnft he was on the lookout forward of the bridge; knew they were making laud and that the coast was dangerous; the ship was going about ten knots; eight or nine minutes be fore she, struck i saw the breakers first and then land on the starboard bow; I sung out "breakers ahead" to the officers on the bridge; I did not hear the breakers at all ; I stood about thirty yards from the bridge, and i am sure that my cry was heard by the 2d officer; do not think that even if the engines bad been reversed the ship could have been prevented from striking. Patrick Kiely, able seaman, testified that he was on the lookout on the bridge with the 2d officer ; when 1 saw the breakers I called out, "breakers or ice ahead;" one of the quartermasters saw them at the same time and told the 2d ollicer, who immediately gave the signal for full power astern; heard no noise of breakers; as near as I can judge the ship was within a quarter of a mile of the breakers when I first saw them. Quartermaster Thomas in the course of the testimony repeats the words he addressed to the 2d officer, and said the latter replied that he was not Captain and I was not mate, and that lie couldn't do as he pleased. Thomas then asked the 4th officer if he should go to the mainyard and look for land? and was answered, "It is of no use!" Witness told the 4tli officer that he would not feel the land until he struck upon it. The Captain was called at 3:12 but did not arouse at once, and witness told the 2d ollicer that he had better shake him and get him up. Just then Carroll cried out, "lee ahead!" Witness left the wheel and ran to the door and saw white foam and ice. He then ran back to the wheel, put the helm hard a-starboard, and then ran to the telegraph connecting with the engine room, but at that instant she struck. Halifax, April 7.—The agent of the Asso ciated Press had an interview to-day with Captain Williams on several points brought out during the investigation. Reporter.—How do you account for the extraordinary consumption of coal? The English managers say the Atlantic had a much larger quantity i n board than she usually consumed. Williams.—Probably that is true as to the quantity, but about half of it was English, which is of an inferior-quality, whereas we generally use Welsh coal. Had all the coal been Welsh the quantity would have been more than sufficient to have carried us to New York. Reporter.—What about the provisions? Williams.—We had an ample supply of all stores, except salt fish for the Catholic pas sengers. On the Friday previous to the wreck tliev complained of a scarcity of fish. The divers at work to-day report the At lantic most awkwardly placed. Two of them went into No. 4 hatch, but found no light. On the upper deck the passengers and cargo are so mixed up that the bodies cannot be got at. Two girls were found lying in their beds in the lower after steerage. Holes will be blown in the ship to facilitate the recovery of the bodies and cargo. Eleven bodies were got to-day, of which five were grappled up to-night. Two hundred and twenty-six have been recovered. Those found recently were cabin passengers. The reports in the press respecting the light at Cape Prospect being mistaken for that of Sambro arc false,' as there is no such light as Cape Prospect. Nobody on board of the Atlantic saw any light on approaching the coast. citi was elected by ITImticlpa.1 Elections. Cleveland, April 7.—Charles Otis, /.ens' candidate for mayor but) majority. DvniQre* April 7.—A. II. Peaslee, Demo* crat, was elected for mayor by 58 majority. Annapolis, April 7.—The entire Repub lican ticket—for mayor, recorder, and four aldermen—was elected by majorities ranging from 100 to 350. Baton Rouge, April 7.—The municipal election to-day was quiet. The McEnery licket was elected without opposition. Columbus, April 8.—In the city election yesterday the Democrats elected the mayor and 7 out of 11 councilmen. Cincinnati, April 8.—Johnston, Democrat, is undoubtedly elected mayor, and probably the rest of the Democratic city ticket, with perhaps one or two exceptions. ' Toledo, April 8.— At the city election yes terday Jones, Democrat, was probably elected mayor by a small majority. The city coun cil will he Republican. Most of the Repub hean city ticket is elected. Death of an 014 Cttina. Stevenson, Ala., April 7.—LouU Cargile, born in North Carolina in 1768, and the oldest citizen of Jackson county, died yes terday, aged one hundred and eight years. He lias lived here sixty years. the not of the she at the the the be the a not of I 2d to to The Modoc Indian Troubles. San Francisco, April 4. —A dispatch from Yreka to-night says that on March 27th 300 troops broke camp and marched to the upper end of Little Klamath Lake. The lava bed Indians refused to come out and talk that day, but promised to come the next Sunday. On March 22d Hooker Jim and party were seen at Alkili Lake, where the} r corralled 75 horses. On the following Tuesday the same Indi ans were seen at Yainox reservation, where they talked all night to the Modocs and Klamaths, urging them to join Captain Jack. Hooker Jim said that five tribes were ready to join Jack whenever he would get cut of the lava bed. He also told the reser vation Indians that it would not be safe for them to remain friendly with the whites. During the night he sent two squaws to a white man named Jordan with money to purchase powder, but he refused to sell any to them. The people of Sprague river are greatly excited and leaving the country. The reser vation Modocs and Klamaths are seriously alarmed. The citizens neär Goose Lake have petitioned the Governor of Oregon for pro tection. On April 2d the Peace Commissioners had a talk with the Modocs, who made the same old speeches, refusing the proposition for re moval, and w ant to be let alone and have the troops sent away. Jack was insolent and in an overbearing manner, said he had al ready his terms ; that he knew no other coun try and w T ould go no further. Schonchin made a speech to the same purpose. Colonel Mason's command was ordered to move at once and camp two miles opposite Jack's cave. Probably ten days will elapse before peace or war is determined upon. Major Mason, of the 21st infantry, commands the troops on the east side of Tule Lake. To morrow two companies of the 12th infantry go to camp at the lava bed foot bluffs, under command of Major Green. The entire force of 700 is under the command of Gillem. Boston Charley came into camp from the lava beds on Thursday will) intelligence to the troops that the members of the Peace Commission were coming up to talk with the Modocs again. The troops will make no ag gressive movement until the Commission gets through its work. On April 2d the troops at Van Bremer's broke camp ;yxl marched from the southeast corner of Little Klamath Lake to tiie bluff overlooking Jack's stronghold, and before night all had arrived safely at the foot of the bluffs and fixed camp. In the meantime the squaw Matilda was sent with a message from the Commissioners. When half a mile away the squaw met Boston Charley, who was con cealed, and he went back with her to the* camp and then directly to the quarters of the Commissioners and remained until sunset, when he returned to Jack's with a message from the Commissioners. The purport of the message is. unknown, as everything is now withheld from the representatives of the press in camp. In the morning Boston Charley and Bogus Charley came back, and Canby and the Commissioners went out to meet Jack again one mile beyond the picket line. No one was permitted to accompany them. The Modocs sat for four hours talking under a pelting rain and then returned to camp. The squaw gave the only information about the council. Bogus Charlev spoke first, and Mcacham, Thomas and Dyer, following. Jack, John and Schonchin then spoke vio lently, saying they would make no more promises and w T ould not leave the country. The Commissioners made no propositions to the Modocs. The opiuion in camp is that the difficulty will never be settled without fight ing. A number of squaws and Shack Nasty Jim returned to camp with the Commissioners and were loaded with presents and food, and then went back to Jack's cave. A report has been received by the officers that the Modocs intend making the first at- tack on the troops, and in consequence the pickets have been doubled, and the company commanders ordered to hold themselves in readiness to receive the enemy at any mo- ment. --— « i»i ►»<■- -- Washington Intelligence* Washington, April 4.—To-day, as Herr Dubois, who has charge of the lions in a menagerie exhibiting here, was attempting to change the lions from one cage to another, one turned on him and gave him a fearful wound on the left side of the head and face. The animal was secured and the wounded man pulled out and sent to the tent, where a physician was called in to dress his wounds, Chicago, April 5.— A Washington dis patch contains the following statement of the appropriations made last Congress, which shows an increase of $24,000,000 for the short session over the preceding long ses sion : The deficiency amounts to over $11, 000 000. The largest appropriation is, for the nost office, $30,000,000? sundry civil ser vice, $31,000,000; pension list, $30,000,000. The amount is unparalleled in time of peace. Washington, April 5.—Contradictory state ments having been made concerning the con tinuance of the civil service regulations and the resignations of Geo. Wm. Curtis aiid Hon. Joseph Medill, the two leading mem bers of the civil service board, the following, obtained from* high authority, aie known to be facts : . It is the intention to continue the competi tive examinations in the departments, as fixed in the regulations, but the appointments will not rigidly depend on these. It is known that Hod. Jos. Medill tendered his resigna tion as member of the board last fall on ac count of not having time to go to Washing ton to sit with the board. The President de clined to accept it, and Mr. Curtis urged him to hold on a while. On the n th of Januaiy, the President issued a general order against the holding of Federal offices or appoint ments by State or municipal officers, unless they resigned the latter This was toHake effect on March 4th. In March Mi . Medill called the President's attention to this order and notified him of his resignation as mem ber of the civil service board. The letter of resignation of G. VY . Lurtis is as follows : -*r \ West New Brighton, N. Y.,> March 18th, 1873. > My Hear dr:— As the circumstances (Aider importent «ppointmente been recently made seem to me to snow an abandonment both oftbe spin, ti e civil service regulations, I respecuuny rerira my position à member of the «dvusory the civil service. In so doing, I Ä amure you of my warmest wishes and of g the continuance of my tno.te.arne« effort. fortbesuceemof yMri^nWnrtmn. Very .respectfully cUims. To Hi* Excelle*»^ the Present Sjsgt PSyfc*-£> 75 a to 590.50; legal tenders outstanding, $658,682, 468. Washington, April 7.—A dispatch from Laredo, Texas, dated April 1st, says that the United States frontier commission was at New Laredo. The Mexican commission had held a joint session with the American com mission oil the subject of the disturbances. New York News. New Y'ork, April 5.—The newest phase of the Goodrich murder is that James W. Knox, a prisoner in the Brooklyn jail charged W'ith forgery, claims to have information that would result in the detection of the murderer, but refuses to disclose it unless the charges against himself are dismissed. Knox was four years on the New Y T ork police. It is rumored that President Williamson, of Bull's Head Bank, has been arrested on an indictment found by the Grand Jury. The receiver reports that after depositors have been paid there will remain about $40,000 out of over $250,000, to represent the capital and surplus of the bank. The receiver says the money was taken by some one in the bank, or w r ho had access to the bank. New directors were chosen last evening. The counsel for Nixon, under sentence of death, are preparing a bill of exceptions for a stay of proceedings and writ of error. The Samana Bay Company have purchased a new steamer for the Samana waters. It is proposed to construct thirteen wharves one mile long and seven hundred feet wide, and capable of accommodating in the basin thus formed twenty large steamers. The gas-mens' strike was officially inaugu rated to-night in this city. Delegates from the different metropolitan gas-works met and issued a notice of warning to all working men to abstain from seeking employment in gas houses, during the coming struggle for the establishment of the eight-liour system. The notice further states that all means, consistent with law and order, will be issued by the men to enforce the eight-hour law. No announce ment of the day upon which the strike will commence has been made, but it is believed to be imminent. New York, April 7.— Congressman Rose velt has given bis back pay to the Board of Education, in this city, to be used to furnish prizes for deserving pupils. No new developments to-night in the gas mens' strike. The street lamps and private dwellings are supplied with gas to almost the usual extent. The light, however, is fitful and waxes dim very frequently, as if about to go out, but again brightens and burns steadily. The New York Company was to day reinforced by thirty men from the Man hattan Company, and besides procured a number of German and Irish laborers, who prove better workmen than Italians. In the Erie investigation, Henry T. Antes related his conversation with President Wat son after the last day of his examination, the point of which was that Watson offered him a lucrative position in the Erie office, which Antes said he considered an attempt to bribe him. Mr. Beach, counsel for O'Doglierty, stated that his client was now perfectly satis fied that the accounts of the company, had not been falsified, and that the present man agement was honest and reliable. Oliver W. Cooke and Col. Duncan, Auditors of the Erie Company, testified to the statement of the net earnings, the dividend they de clared was actual, and the returns apparently correct. Laura Keen, an actress, has brought suit against C. M. Brelsford, of the American Literary Bureau, to recover $15,000 damages for alleged libel. Alexander T. Stewart, though stated by his physicians to be convalescent from his severe illness, it is believed, spent yesterday in a very critical condition. His complaint is Bright's disease of the kidneys. New York, April 8.-Nixon, the convicted murderer, has had a relapse and is not now expected to live. Iu consequence of new developments that are being made daily in the affairs of the Bull's Head Bank, the examination of Wm. II. Merritt, assistant cashier, charged with embezzling $200,000 of the funds of the bank, has been postponed. James Julian, a broker at No. 9 New street, gave bonds in $10,000 yesterday, to appear and answer to the charge of fraudulently retaining $10,000 of gold belonging to James M. Dixon. No receipts or vouchers are at tached to Dixon's affidavit, and his only wit ness as to the alleged deposit of money is Philip Stanley alias Daniel D. Wright, who is under indictment for forging certificates of the Toledo, Wabash and Western, and Pitts burg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad bonds, and counterfeiting revenue stamps. The Notary Publie before whom Dixon made his affidavit, appeared subsequently as coun sel for Julian, in whose employ were two sons of Stanley when the last named, as al leged, attempted to flood Wall street with the forged certificates. The Comptroller will be instructed to sue for the recovery of $500,000 of court house funds, alleged to have been traced to the private bank account of one of the Commis missioners. The men of the Manhattan Gas Company are expected to strike to-day. Adam Keesil and John Bronick, non-strikers, were fol lowed into a street car last evening and brutally beaten. In view of the strike here the city of Brooklyn is making inquiry into the feasibility of the city furnishing its own gas. / A newspaper correspondent who went down to the wreck of the Atlantic yesterday, says the hull of the vessel is broken in several places, and the cargo had broken bulk and was mixed up with the bodies of men and women, jammed among boxés and crates. Limbs are strewn around, broken from the bodies by the continual action of the waters. At the companion way of the steerage there were one hundred or more bodies lying in confused heaps. Some were dressed, but many were half nude. Children were cling imr to mothers, and husbands were clasping their wives. At the companion way of the steerage of the male passengers, the bodies of men, old and young, were together on the stairs, with distended nostrils, gaping mouths and staring, glassy eyes, giving some idea of their horrible death struggling to gain the deck. In the sleeping apartments were num bers of bodies of men with bed clothing' strewn among them, and broken staunchions and jagged, splintered woodwork had torn the flesh from their faces. Many others were bruised and battered about their heads, which are red and bloody, contrasting horribly with the features of others. The men on the strike at the New York Gas Company's work are about to miVch. to the works of the Manhattan Com pany to induce the workmen there to join them. The strikers are indignant at the Manhattan Company, whom thev charge with supplying the customers of the Ne# York Company by connecting with the pip« of the latter. Large bodies of police have been de from the at had tailed to protect the men working from as sault, several of whom have been w aylaid. The steamer Elm City, from New'York for New r Haven, during a fog this morning struck on the rocks at Throggs Neck, on the Sound, and sunk. No lives w r ere lost. W. that was of an The says the of for is one and and the of the to a of a is is is Tlie Connecticut State Election* Hartford, April 7.—This city gives Ha ven, (rep) for Governor, 3,147; Ingersoll (dem)3,6î2; Smith, (temp) 27. against last year, Jewell, (rep) 3,481, and Hibbard, (dem) 3.439. Seventy-five towns give Haven 18,616 Ingersoll, 24,112; Smith, 683, against Jewell 23,370, and Hibbard, 23,090 last year. In gersoll's majority over all, as far as heard from, is 4,723. The towns yet to hear from gave Jewell 1,723 majority last year. Midnight. —The Evening Post has returns from 159 towns, which show" an opposition gain over last spring of 7,585, of which 1,857 are for Smith, the temperance candidate for Governor. Ingersoll's majority will be about 4,000. In the 2d Congressional district, Kel logg has 255 majority, with four towns to hear from. These towns gave a Republican majority last year of 145. In the 1st Con gressional district, Hawley has 1,288 maj., with five towns to hear from, which gave a Republican majority last year of four. In the 3d Congressional district, Starkweather is re-elected by about 1,200 majority. In the 4th district, Barnum (dem) has 1,249 maj with two towns to hear from, which gave a Democratic majority last year of 47. Bridge port gives Haven 1,642; Ingersoll, 2,004; Smith, 150. Danbury gives Haven, 601 ; In gersoll, 629 ; Smith, 10. Norwalk gives Ha ven 775, and Ingersoll, 667. Hartford, April 8.—1:30 a. ra.—Hartford county, wanting Hartland, gives Haven 9,007; Ingersoll, 9,330 ; Smith, 286. New Haven county, wanting Woodbridge, gives Haven 7,092; Ingersoll, 12,192; Smiili, 448. New London county, wanting Franklin and Salem, gives Haven 4,045 ; Ingersoll, 3,956; Smith, 515. Fairfield county, complete, gives Ha ven 6,792; Ingersoll, 7,922; Smith, 205. Windham county, wanting Yoluntown, gives Haven 2,864 ; Ingersoll, 1,870; Smith, 168. Litchfield county, wanting Sharon, gives Haven 3,758; Ingersoll, 4,534; Smith, 109. Middlesex county, wanting Killingworth, gives Haven 2,695 ; Ingersoll, 2,529 ; Smith, 191. Tolland county, wanting Union and Wallingforth, gives Haven 1,732; Ingersoll, i08; Smith, 131. Total—Haven, 38,585; Ingersoll, 44,101; Smith, 2,050. 2 a. m.—The Senate is probably 11 Repub licaus to 10 Democrats. Last year it was 14 Republicans to 7 Democrats. The House is very close, but the chances are that it is Dem ocratic by a small majority. From Nan Francisco* San Francisco, April 4.—Rain is plentiful in most sections of the State, and in some localities it is very cold. Hard storms and frost are damaging the orchards and vine yards. Stocks continue weak, with a down ward tendency. San Francisco, April 7.-In a fire to-night, on Sutter street, the son and daughter of John O'Day w'ere burned to death. The children were in the upper story of the dwelling, and the firemen were uninformed until it was too late to save them. Miss Lizzie Gannon was indicted for as sault, with intent to murder, on a stock broker named C. F. McDermott. San Francisco, April 5.—Gen. Juan Lima, of the military forces of Sonora, visited Ca chise's reservation for the purpose of a better understanding with that chieftain about raids into the Mexican territory. There is no re port of the result of the interview. It is reported here that Gen. Crook will hover along the Mexican frontier with large forces to prevent all possible Apache raids into Mexico. The epizootic is abating at Los Angelos, but is still prevalent in Arizona. Advices from Prescott to March 29th say : Brown's command struck the Apaches at Toulo Basin and killed thirty-eight warriors and captured seventeen squaws. The Apaches are getting frightened, and many have sur rendered at Camp Verde. Owing to the prevalence of the epizootic, the troops ope rate principally on foot. Cachise continues his raids into Mexico. Pinal and Arivaipa are restless on the reserva tion. It is believed that Cachise is stirring them up. The jury in the case of Leander Quint against Laura D. Fair gave the plaintiff $2, 900 as fees for defending her in the murder trial. A dispatch from Bakersfield, California, says : A young man named McCrea had an altercation with Bennett Briggs and shot him dead with a Spencer rifle. The same bullet struck J. P. Stillwell, an old and well known citizen, and he died in a short time. The murderer made his escape. San Francisco, April 7. —Advices from Yréka to-day say: Roseborough reached Tule Lake camp this morning. Friday the commissioners met Captain Jack and other Modoc chiefs in council. Jack and Schon chin reiterated their determination to remain in that country, or they would go to their reservation in this State. Roseborough thinks Jack is becoming frightened and will sur render. The troops are closing around them. Thomas McMillant, assistant surgeon and Chief Medical Officer of the expedition, died suddenly in camp Sunday. Arrest of Jadffc Wright. St. Louis, April 5. —Judge John W. Wright, of Washington City, against whom a number of indictments have been found by the Grand Jury here for forging endorsements on drafts, arrived here yesterday, and vol untarily appeared before Judge Primm in* the criminal court and was bailed in the sum of $12,000, Wm. H. Scudder, President of the Merchants Exchange, and W. D. Griswold, President of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad, signing the bond. Judge Wright was ac companied bv bis son, Irvin B. right, ex Congrcssman Dodd, of Cincinnati, as his counsel, and lion. John P. Usher, ex-Secre tarv of the Interior. He is accused of forg ing powers of attorney and endorsements on drafts, and using the names of dead Indians for a large sum of money. Judge Wright emphatically denies the charge, and says it is a malicious prosecution. W'lte murder* Easton, Pa., April 8.—A Mrs. Crouse has been murdered by her husband in Smithtown, a suburb of this place. Cronse was arrested. He had been drinking hard and coming home, brutally beat his wife. Crouse's father inter fered, and was himself severely cut and beaten. Mrs. Crouse remained insensible until death. ___ * • Hurricane and Lew •* Life. Burlinotom, Iowa, April 6.— A hurricane swept over here last Saturday afternoon, and the wife and children of A. Steiger were killed by the house falling on them. Salt Lake News. Salt Lake, April 5.— Judge McKean in formed the Bar this morning that no case ift equity w ould be heard by the court, inasmuch* as jury trials, on the law' side of the court,, could not be had, except the parties agree, until Congress aids and corrects judicial affairs. This decision works great hardship, but is apparently unavoidable. A fire yesterday destroyed the building oc cupied by Judge Hawley and others. The forty-third general conference of Saints commences to-morrow at the taberna cle. The attendance is likely to be large, as the city is quite full of people from various parts of the Territory. The leading church members are present. Salt Lake, April 7.—The Mormon con ference is in full blast, and the attendance is large and increasing. Brigham Y oung de livered a long discourse to-day, the main point being against Gentile sectarian schools being introduced here from Babylon. He urged mothers to educate their own children, and not allow outsiders to interfere in the kingdom of God. He denounced the grow ing disinclination to pay tithing ; the salva tion ©f the people is imperilled by the non performance of duty. Woodruff also urged the importance o»f the Saints paying tithing, and deplored tlve waning receipts of the church treasury. The progress on the various railroads is encouraging. Fatal Shooting' Affrays* Memphis, April 5. —About 10 o'clock last night a shooting affray occurred in Chelsea, northern part of the city, which resulted in the death of John Newell at the hands of R. W. Coleman, his brother-in-law. It seems tlipt Newell, who was dissipated, had written a letter to his father-in-law, E. T. Keel, a wealthy merchant, telling him that if he did not give him $1,000 by noon yes terday he would kill him, and last night Mr. Keel, accompanied by his son Sam and Coleman, found Newell opposite their house, when the latter drew a repeater and shot him a number of times. Newell, in his dying declaration, admitted threatening the life of Keel, but said that Coleman was hired to kill him. Coleman has not yet been arrested, but Keel offers to surrender him if the au thorities w r ill accept $50,000 bonds. Last Thursday, two men employed at Keene's nursery, four miles east of this city, had an altercation which resulted ia one of them, Morris J. Bowers, shooting the other, Jame3 Patterson, causing his death in a few hours. The Coroner's jury returned a ver- dict of justifiable homicide. Patterson was from Philadelphia, and is well connected, his uncle being president of on^ of the na- tional banks of that city. - m m -H»* - Horrible Tragedy* Galveston, April 7 .—Last night at 10 o' clock, a man calling himself James Helm drew a knife out and cut a boy, whose name is unknown, and in his attempt to escape, at tacked and cut three unoffending parties who happened in his way. Officer fTtrguson, at tempting to arrest him, was the next to re ceive the knife, and died in five minutes after wards. M. .Benson, an old and. respected citizen, one of the unfortunates,, has since died, and it is thought two others- will die. Henry Myers, a driver for Engine- Company No. 2, it is believed, will also die.. The fire men swear vengeance against Helnn Intense excitement prevails, and it is believed that he will never be allowed by the mob to have a trial. Some of the police force have al ready asserted their intention, if called upon, to defend the jail. Helm gives his name as James Bennett Helm, of Floyd county, Vir ginia, and cousin to the notorious- Jack Helm of Texas. Arrested for Alleged Corruption* Trenton, N. J., April 4.—There was some excitement created here to-day in consequence of the arrest of one of the Senators. Im mediately after the adjournment dm die , an officer walked up to C. E. Sheppard,. Senator from Cumberland, and arrested linn on a warrant issued on complaint cf' one Joseph Shaffer, one of the contractors o£ the Na tional Railway, charging the Senator with corruptly receiving $2,500 in consideration of his vote in the interest of said National Railway, It is stated that Sheppard received the fnoney, but did not vote as was expected "or agreed upon, and it is said he: intended to return the money. The affidavit charges him with having taken money and keeping it. Sheppard gave bail for his appearance before the court in May next to answer the charge. ^_ From Chlcagf*. Chicago, Aprils.—A Peoria, Illinois, dis patch says: Mrs. Workman, the wife of the Eureka Methodist Minister, has confessed to haring killed Mrs. Hedges, and says she did it in self-defense. The younger of the Leon brothers, a well known gymnast now performing, in this city, fell from the trapeze last evening and broke his right thigh, which will probably disable him for life. Rains throughout Illinois for the past week are said to be the heaviest known for years. The prairies are covered with water, and all the streams are overflowing. TnoMAS Hollow at, the well known patent medicine man, who amassed something like $60,000,000 from the sale of gamboge, which, according to his widely circulated advertise ments, will cure anybody of any ailment, has determined to use the great amount of wealth he has acquired for philanthropic purposes. Singularly enough, and. with an appropriate ness which a cynic can scarcely overlook, prominent and primary in liis philanthropic gifts to the peopie of England is a model lunatic asylum for the middle classes, t<s be erected at a cost of half a million dollars at his country seat in Berkshire. Ober plans will take concrete embodiment by-and-by, and all of the money is to be spent in useful purposes during the lifetime of the donor. » A Kentucky editor detailed one of his staff to do a little society reporting at a recent wedding, amt after two hours labor the fol lowing copy was seat up to the printers: "The bride wasn't remarkably handsome, but her father threw ia seven mules and the hus band was satisfied." Barsfm'S new gorilla has signed the pledge for the ensuing traveling season, and will brain with a club, the first man that asks him to drink during show hours. This notice is especially intended for Indianapolis smoother towns that Gough has pronounced incurable.