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VOLUME XIV. LATEST NEWS. THE OLD WOULD. A London telegram of the 7th says that tthe Emma Mine suit against ex-United States Minister Schenck had been withdrawn at the re <quest of Lord Derby. The Co-operative Bank of London suspended on the 7th. The day previous Jo its closing it had but a little over £1 on hand. A Copenhagen dispatch of the 7th re ports that 500 inhabitants of the Westmannn Islands, a group lying south of Iceland, were • dying of starvation. A London telegram of the Bth announces I lie anest', at Queenstown, of Charles Brent, the absconding cashier of the Falls City Tobacco Bank, of Louisville, Ky. After a short prelimi nary examination he was sent to London prepar atory to his extradition. The Berlin Ecclesiastical Court, on the Rife, deposed the Bishop of Munster for violation wi the Ecclesiastical law of the Empire. The Turks and the Herzegovinian in isnrgerits are reported to have recently fought a severe battle at Metrovizza. in which the former 'Were defeated, iosing 1,000 killed and many wounded. The insurgents captured all the Turk ish artillery and provision trains. A St. Petersburg dispatch of the 10th states that Japan had declared war against Corea, and had blockaded her sea ports. There was great excitement in Brussels, on the 10th, over the discovery of an extensive defalcation in the National Bank. One if the clerks had embezzled over 0,0 0,000 francs, but was arrested on the sicamer just as she was leav ing for New York. The Prince of Wales left Bombay for England on the 11th. He is expected to reach rorbsinotttfo on the 20t,h of April. A Hamlslide on the night of the 10th at <Coalca®¥,, a small town on the Rhine, in North- Hjru Uerirany, caused by the recent heavy rains, nuurtvsd eight houses and twenty-six persons. A violent storm prevailed throughout •the British Isles on the 12th. Much damage was •done at Portsmouth, Weymouth, Dover and other ports. Six hundred vessels took refuge in the jUowns. A Buda-Pcsth dispatch of the 12th an nounces the continuance of the great inundation. Bet ween the 7th and the Otli, in five small town ships, 52 1 houses had been carried away. According to a Berlin dispatch of the 12t.h, in consequence of the indictment of Count Von A mini lor treason, a decree had been issued sequestrating all his property. A Vienna telegram of the 12th an nounces the capture of Ljubobratich, the Herze govinian chieftain. THE NKW WORLD. The Catholic institution in Brooklyn, 3SI. Y., known as the House for Aged People, was 1 turned on the morning of the 7th. The building rontained 185 inmates. When the flames had been extinguished eighteen were found to have perished in the upper stories of the building. Gen. Francis Fessenden, son of the late 'ex-Senator Fessenden, and the Republican can didate, was recently elected Mayor ot Portland, Me,, by a majority of 526 in a total vote of 5,918. At, eleven o’clock, on the night of the 6th, a terrible railroad accident occurred on the Harper’s Ferry branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, sixty-three miles from Baltimore, which caused the death of eleven persons and the maiming of many others. A way-freight train with a passenger car attached, was on its way north, and when crossing the bridge over the Shenandoah Valley, at a narrow passage, the structure gave way, the whole train being pre cipitated into the river below. The bridge was 122 feet high and about 200 feet long. Judge Tuft, of Ohio, lias been ap pointed to the position of Secretary of War, and has accepted the appointment. A call lots been issued for a Republican State Convention to he held in Dos Moines, lowa, May 31, to select delegates to the Republican National Convention, and to nominate State of tlcers. Maj. Richards, Chief of Police in Washington, formally arrested Gen. Belknap on the Hth, and brought him before the Police Court where he gaye bail in the sum of $15,000 to ap pear when wanted. The Michigan Democratic State Con vention will be held at Lansing on the 24th oj May In the civil suit of the City of New vs. Win. M. Tweed, a verdict was rendered lor the plaintiff, on the Hth, for $6,527,117. The Connecticut Reformers met in State Convention on the 9i.h, and placed in nomination the following ticket: F r Governor, Charles At water; Lieutenant-Go ernor, Francis Gillette; Secretary of State, Lucien V. Penny; Treasurer, Loren F. Judd; Comptroller, John 11. Pock. The platform demands the unconditional reneal of the Resumption law; the abolition of the National Bank system: the receipt of green backs for customs, and the issue of intercon vertible bonds bearing a rate of interest suffi ciently low to keep them, and consequently green backs. at par with gold. The wife of Senator Burnside died at Providence, It. 1., on the 9th. The California Republican State Con vention to select delegates to the National Con vention will be held April *26. On the ,Ith heavy snows were reported along the lino of the Central Pacific Kailroad. The track had been blocked for twenty-four hours, the drifts being in some places 100 feet deep. The Judiciary Committee of the Massa chusetts Legislature has reported against Parton’s petition for a special act legalizing his recent marriage. The village of Hazel Green, located in the southeast corner of Grant County, Wis., near the Illinois line, was visited by a tremendous tor nado on the afternoon of the 10th. 2? ••aty-flvw huildings were leveled to- the ground, and eight persons wore killed outright. Several were se verely injured. The lowa House of Representatives, on the 10th, passed a hill for the restoration of capi tal punishment by a vote of 55 to 42. Mr. Taft, the new Secretary of War, was sworn in, at Washington, on the l'th, aud formally entered upon the duties of his office. The lowa Senate, on the 10th, for the second time rejected the proposed Woman-Suf frage amendment to the State Constitution. A severe storm struck Elizabeth town, Mo., on the evening of the 10th, which destroyed seventeen houses, killed live persons and injured several others. AtHassard, Mo., three dwellings aud the railroad depot were blown down, and three persons were killed. Much damage to property was done at California and other points in the Slate. A report prevailed in San Francisco on the llth that arrangements had been completed for the Government. to have the product of the Virginia and California mines for the year, and a l>ply it to the resumption of specie payments. The sale had been completed, but the details had not been tutirely settled. During the recent severe storm at Du buque, lowa, hailstones fell which are said to have measured four inches in circumference. It is said that Gen. Sherman recently told a St. Louis reporter that he, would decline a nomination for the Presidency, “even if it were unanimous and enthusiastic.” Among the Republicans who voted against the admission of Pinchback, were Sen ators Ed munds and Morrill of Vermont, Morrill of Maine and Paddock of Nebraska. According to a Washington dispatch of the 12th, it would be several days before the Ju diciary Committee would be prepared to report articles of impeachment against ex-Secretary Belknap. Six or seven persons had been, sum moned from the vicinity of Marsh and Evans' late trading-post to testify. A member of the committee had stated that proof could be procured to support the charges independent of Marsh s testimony. The District Attorney had stated that the evidence so far presented to the Grand Jury was insufficient to secure his indictment, and unless Marsh could he brought back to tes tify, it would probably be impossible to puuish Belknap through the medium of a criminal pros ecution. CONGRESSIONAL. Senate. —On the 6th, after the adoption of sundry resolutions of inquiry, the Resump tion resolutions of the Now York Chamber of Commerce, presented several days before, were debated, and Mr. Bogy spoke in favor of his bill authorizing the payment of duties on imports in legal-tender and National Pank notes. House.—Among others a 1)111 was in troduced to exempt from criminal prosecution witnesses testifying before either house of Con gress, or any committee of the same A mes sage was received from the Senate announcing that that body would take the proper order when articles of impeachment were presented against the late Secretary of War A Select Committee was authorized to inquire whether any employe or officer of the Government had communicated to any of the defendants, in the late whisky trial in St. Louis, or any of their friends, any evidence on which the prosecution relied .. The Judiciary Committee were in structed to enquire whether any corrupt or illegal means had been used by any officer or employe of the Government to impede or defeat the prosecu tion in the District sale-burglary trial. Senate. —On the 7th, the hill for the protection of agriculture against injurious in sects was amended and passed .A bill was in troduced to vest the appointment of post-traders in the G>aer")n commanding the departments wherein they are located... .Adjourned. House. —Bills were introduced —to pre vent monopoly and exorbitant charges in trading establishments at military posts; to protect wit nesses in the trial of impeachment cases Mr. Clymer and other members of the Committee on Expenditures in the War Department announced that they had been subpoenaed to appear before the Su preme Court, of the District of Columbia to tes tify to the charges pending in that court against, the late Secretary of War. Mr. Clymer stated that he had told the Court that it w'ould be preju dicial to the highest interest of the country if members of the committee should he compelled to state w hat had transpired in their committee room. After a lengthy debate on •he subject a res olution was a opted-130 to 75 —declaring the man date of the court to be a breach of the privi leges of the House, and instructing the mem bers of the committee to disregard it... .A report was made from the Committee on Naval Affairs, that one E. F. Wolf had refused to answer cer tain questions when before the committee, and a resolution w’as adopted directing a w arrant to issue to bring him before the House for contempt. ...Adjourned. bENATE. —Ou the Bth a petition was presented, signed by 16,000 names, opposing se cret societies, and asking Congress to pass a law' making it unlawful to appoint any person to of fice under the Government w'ho is a member of any secret organization The Pinchback reso lution, with an amendment that he be not ad mitted, was adopted—32 to 29—Adjourned. House. —The recusant witness, Wolf, was brought before the bar of the House, and the Chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs was about stating that the witness nad that morn ing appeared and answ'ered, when the latter fell on the floor in an epileptic lit, causing great ex citement The Judiciary Committee submitted a report on the impeachment of the late Secreta ry of War, with a resolution that the matter here committed, with power to take further proofs and to send for persons and papers, which was adopted. The same committee also offeree! two hills, one to protect witnesses who shall be re quired to testify in certain cases, and another providing for the punishment of any person who shall willfully absent himself from the country to avoid being called upon to testify in such cases. The first was passed—2o6 to 10 —and the second was recommitted.... Adjourned, Senate.— On the 9th, a lengthy debate ensued on the resolution submitted some days previous by Mr. Gordon, and called up by him, instructing the Finance Committee to ascertain, if possible, what are the defects in the preseut revenue system, and what legislation is necessary to remedj such defects Adjourned. House.—Bills were passed—authoriz ing the sender of any third-class mail matter to write on the wrapper his name and address, w'ith the name and number of the articles enclosed; to provide for holding terms of the United States, Circuit and District Courts at Fort Wayne, Ind. A resolution was offered and referred, alleg ing that Charles Hays, ot Alabama, a member of the last Congress, had received $3,600 for pro curing the appointment of Guy R. Beardsley to a cadetship, and falsely certifying as to the resi dence of said Beardsley Adjourned. Senate. —On the 10th, the bill to ena ble the people of New r Mexico to form a Consti tution and State Government, and for the admis sion of such State into the Union, was passed— -35 to 15. The bill provides that a constitution be framed and submitted to the people of the Terri tory in November next Adjourned to the 13th. House. —The Legislative and Judicial Appropriation bill w'as considered in Committee of the Whole A resolution was offered and re ferred instructing the Committee on Ways and Means to examine the books of the Treasury De partment and the officers thereof, to ascertain the cause of the great fluctuation of coin and bul lion in the Treasury, and also to ascertain wheth er legal-tender notes, received for the redemption of National Bank notes, are*kept "Sis a special fund, or held in common with other currency— Adjourned. Senate.—The Senate was not in ses sion on the 11th. House.—A bill was introduced and re ferred to transfer the Pension Bureau from the Interior to the War Department—The Legisla tive and Judicial Appropriation bill was consid ered in Committee of the Whole, and sundry speeches were made on the currency question.... Adjourned. THE MARKETS. -New York, March 13. —Flour—White Wheat Extras, Wheat—No. 2 Chi cago, Spring, $t.2251.25; No. 2 Milwaukee, $1.23® 1.26. Barley 70@75. Oats Western Mixed, 43344 c. Corn—Western Mixed, 62@ 63c. Pork—Mess, $23.00. Dressed Hogs—West ern, 10c. Lard—l3s*c. Cattle 9®l2c. for Good to Extra. Hogs <3 — Sheep—sV4 (ft7V4c. Gold closed 114J*. East Liberty, Pa. Cattle - -Best, $6.(036.25; medium, $5.00 3 5.50. Hogs—York ers, $8.25(38.40; Philadelphias, $9.2569.50. Sheep —email@example.com. Chicago.—Wheat—No. 2 Spring closed at 98H@99c, cash. Corn—Closed at 4251 c for No. 2 and 33c for New Rejected, cash. Oats—No. 2,32@.32J4c, cash; April options sold at32)4c. Rye—No. 2, 63@84c. Barley—No. 2, 55V4@'9c. Mess Pork—s 22 firstname.lastname@example.org, cash. Lard-$13.30 @13.35. Cattle—Good to Choice, $email@example.com; Medium Grades, $4.00©4.40; Butcher’s Stock, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Stock Cattle, etc.. $email@example.com. Hogs —Good to Choice, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Good to Choice, $4.75(3.6 00. A Boston paper says: “A review of the labor market shows that the wages of workmeu employed at necessary trades in Boston have fallen oft' in three years, while those at work upon occupations more orna mental than useful, are receiving about the same. Asa natural consequence the number of carpenters and masons now employed shows the greatest falling off.” DODGEYILLE, WISCONSIN, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1876. WISCONSIN STATE NEWS. About 132,000,000 feet of logs were cut on the Wisconsin River during the past season. In 1875 the match factory at Omro is said to have used $200,000 worth of reve nue stamps. Father Guffes, one of Appleton’s oldest settlers, was recently prostrated by a stroke of paralysis. Frederick Hoppe, a Milwaukee milkman, was thrown from his wagon, the other night, and instantly killed. The latest excitement in Appleton is the reported elopement of a young gentleman and lady, students of Lawrence University. Hon. Alexander Mitchell has declined the candidacy for the oilice of Mayor of Mil waukee, tendered him by the Democracy. Reports from the woods on the sth, were to the effect that the snow was about a foot deep, and that the crop of logs Mould be quite large. The Democratic City Convention for the nomination of candidate® to fill the Mil waukee city offices has been called for the 25th in St. Seventy-three persons united with the Congregational Church at Madison on a re cent Sabbath, sixty-two of them on profes sion of faith. A man named MeMann, while chopping tvood for Lynch & Riley, at Mosenee, on the Wisconsin River, was instantly killed by a ree falling on him, a few days ago. llon. J. J. Jenkins and Hon. William Nel son, Wisconsin men, have been confirmed us United States Attorney for Wyoming and United States Marshul for Utah, respect ively. A Masonic Benefit Association for the State has just been organized for the pur pose of affording the Masons of the State an opportunity to provide for their families at the actual cost of insurance. President Arey and Mrs. Arey, pre ceptress, of the State Normal School at Whitewater, have resigned their positions. They have held them since the organization of the school in 1867. An insane woman named Barbara Ham mcl, wife of the foremen of Blatz’ Milwau kee Brewery, committed suicide, a few mornings ago, by hauging herself in the garret of her residence while her husband slept. Bills have been introduced in the United States Senate to establish the folloM'ing ad ditional post-routes in From Dayton, in Green County, to Brooklyn Sta tion; from Kilbourn City, in Columbia County, via Delton, in Sauk County, to Bar nboo; from Wausau, in Marathon County via Stettin, Marathon and Wien, to Colbj r ; from Jenny, in Lincoln County, to Summer set. On the afternoon of the 10th, in the As sembly, a pleasant incident occurred. An extremely handsome silver set, consisting of a large square silver salver, with a complete tea-set of six pieces, a coffee-urn, a large castor, a cake-basket, butter-dish, sirup cup and spoonholder, was presented to Speaker Fiiield, in a handsome speech, by Hon. Eduard Lees, one of the leading democrats of the house. Mr. Fificld, with much emo tion, returned thanks in an appropriate speech. The latest reports from Milwaukee give the following as the current prices for lead ing staples: Flour—Choice Winter Extras, $5.75(g)6.00; Choice Spring, $email@example.com; Wheat—No. 1, sLoß@l.oS>£; No. 2, 1.01; Corn—No. 2, 43@13Xc; Oats—No. 2, 3lM@32c; Barley—No. 2, Rye- No. 1, Steam—l3@l3M; Kettle, 13%@14c; Hams Dressed Hogs —$firstname.lastname@example.org. LEGISLATIVE. In tlie Senate, on the 7th, the nomina tion of Hon. Dana C. Lamb as Railroad Commis sioner was unanimously confirmed. The hill to regulate the salaries of the State officers was con sidered, and the following adopted: Attorney General, $3,000; Secretary <<f State, $5,000; State Treasurer, $5,000. A resolution was adopted for evening sessions during the remainder of the term In the Assembly, the Senate resolution for final adjournment on the 13th was sent to the Judiciary Committee. The Senate joint resolution to amend the Constitution so as to forbid the pay ment of claims made six years after the claim ac crues was concurred in. A bill passed to create a State Board of Health. In the Senate, on the Bth, the Chippewa Dells bill was ordered to a third reading—2l to 10. A joint committee of five was ordered to investi gate the affairs of the Executive office and the of fice of the Superintendent of Public Property for the last four years. During the evening session the Dells bill passed—2o to S In the Assembly, a bill wa< ordered to a third reading providing that the election for County Superintendent of Schools shall be held in the spring. The hill appropriat ing SIO,OOO for the artificial propagation of fish was ordered to a third reading. A large number of bills were indefinitely postponed. In the Senate, on the 9th, the resolu tions thanking the President for what he had done in the whisky business, were discussed at length, and finally made the special order for the 11th. A bill was passed, appropriating $90,0(X) to the Blind Asylum at Janesville. In the evening the new ap noi tionment hill was reported .. In the Assembly, bills were passed—authorizing a Board of Charities and Reform; apnropriating $83,000 for the Madison Asylum and $126,000 for the Oshkosh Asylum. The resolution to amend the Constitution so as to make six years the minimum school age was lost. In the Senate, on the 10th, a resolution M r as adopted creating a committee to examine into the feasibility of changing the State prison into an institution for the incurably insane. A bill was passed appropriating SIO,OOO to the directors of the State Prison to provide hospital accommo dations lor the criminally insane. The Apportion ment bill was taken up, amended, and further discussion postponed. The Finance Com mittee reported a hill for a State tax of $380.- 0X) In the Assembly, cx-Gov. Taylor sent in a communication explaining the use of thecontiu .gent fund. The bill was passed transferring the appointment of agents for the care of State lands from the Land Commissioners to the Governor. A resolution was passed prohibiting an amendment to the Constitution increasing the number of Su preme Court Judges to five. The bill making in curable insanity a ground for divorce was indefi nitely postponed—so to 30. In the Senate, on the 11th, the bill to apportion the State passed—2o to 12. Bills were passed—to provide for the safe keeping of public moneys and the investment of surplus funds; au thorizing the pnrchise of the library and cabinet of the late Dr. Lapham for $10,000; to establish a State Board of Health: creating the office of Su periiUendent of Vital Statistics: to increase the State School fund, and to raise an annual tax of one mill on the dollar: levying* State tax of $383,- 829: reorganizing the State Board of Charities and Reform In the Assembly, the bill to apportion the State passed—4l to 36.' Bills were passed ‘allowing municipalities *o dispose of license ns they see fit; levying a State tax of $383,829. INDUSTRIAL. A farmer in Santa Clara County, Cali fornia, will set out 500 coffee trees this spring. The sawmills of Tacoma, Washington Territory, turn out lumber from logs 100 feet in length. Loa*ds of poplar and bassw’ooa are be ing forwarded to Appleton and other ' points in Wisconsin to be used for pulp in the manufacture of pax>er. DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE. There are said to be about 330 foundries in the United States engaged in the manufacture of stoves and furnaces, using annually 500,000 tons of iron. A factory is to be started ia Nevada City for the manufacture of a newly-in vented explosive, compared with which, it is said, giant pon’der is an insignificant destroyer. The first calico manufactured south of Baltimore was recently turned out by the cotton mills of Wilmington, N. C. The first products of the mills w ere disposed of to Wilmington ladies. The straw paper men of the Northwest are entering into an agreement to run their mills only half time until July 12, with the view of advancing the price of that description of paper. There are now seven woolen mills in Utah, capable of working up over 1,000,- 000 pounds of w T ool per annum, while the entire product of the Territory does not exceed 1,200,000 pounds. The Miner's Journal, of Pottsville, Pa., says. The quantity of coal sent from all the regions for the week ending March 4, was; Anthracite, 57,004 tons; bi tuminous, 40,022 tons total 103,086 tons; against 154,824 tons anthracite and 43,843 tons Vituminous total, 198,167 tons —for the corresponding period of last year. Decrease of anthracite, 97,200 tons; increase of bituminous, 2,779 tons. The quantity sent from all the regions for the year so far was: Anthracite, 2,092,829 tons; bituminous, 389.299 tons —total, 2,432,128 tons; against 1,649,731 tons an thracite, and 299,165 tons bituminous total, 1,948,890 tons for the corresponding period of last year; increase of anthracite, 443,098 tons; increase of bituminous, 40,- 134 tons; total increase, 483,232 tons. The Brooklyn Horror. New York, March 7. The House for Aged People, conducted by the Catholic community known as the “ Little Sisters of the Poor,” and located in the Eastern District of Brooklyn, was burned this morning. The liouse comprised a four-story building, with two Mings, and Contained 185 inmates. The tire was discovered in the south wing by a person on the street, who gave the alarm by ringing the bell of. the institution, awakening the Sisters and tile aged inmates. When tbe firemen arrived the flames were SM ecping through the south wing in every direction, and it Was not until about nine o’clock, and the lire had been reduced to smoldering embers in the basement, that tlie firemen were enabled by ladders to ex amine the upper stories of the burned wing. In one of the rooms in the third story, second tier, a horrible sight presented itself to the fireman Mho first was able to make his way through the smoke and flames into It. There, stretched upon their pullets, the mattresses, quilts, and even pillows of which had been singed by fire, being partially covered with the water that subdued the flames around them, u'erethc corpses of nine unfortunate creatures, some of whom were paralytic, and all of whom were unable to leave their beds. A few of them were burped, and the hair upon their heads singed, but all doubtless died from suffocation caused by smoke. On tlie second floor, likeu'ise, one old man was found dead seated in a chair. He also died of asphyxia, and had been so infirm that Re was unable to leave his seat. After the firemen saM r the flames were subdued, a trying duty awaited them. In tlie ruins it M as certain were the bodies of many u'ho had perished in the most terrible manner, but what number it was impossible to determine, for the men, as fast as they could escape, Were either housed in tlie resi dences of neighbors or Were wandering about in a half-crazed, and in some instances half-clad, condition. The firemen, however, continued the work of pouring water on the embers, and when these cooled they began tlie search for those who were burned. Their labors brought from beneath the debris the charred and mangled bodies of eight men, n’liose remains fell with the floors on wliieli they perished. This made In all eight een victims of the holocaust, including those who died from suffocation. Those burned M'ere, of course, unrecognizable, and their blackened remains presented a sickening sight, as tlie firemen dragged them out and gave them in charge of tlie- Sisters, the clergy, and brethren from St. John’s College. These in turn conveyed the remains to tlie basement of tlie institution, and there wrapped them up in sheets and blankets to await the arrival of the Coroner. During the progress of the fire the as pect within the building, as seen from the outside, was tragic in the extreme. “ Save me!” “Save me!” rose with piercing em phasis from the cracked and feeble voices of old men who were bed-ridden, re-echoed by women who were crippled. With the energy of despair, and in tlie wild effort to avert death, the mere thought of which makes tlie heart stand momentarily still, the aged creatures besieged tlie windows, and, open ing them, allowed a current of air to pass in aiid fan the flames. Their screams were dreadful. One poor old man, as the flames rushed toward him, where he stood in a third-storv window, got upon the wooden window-sill, and jumped, or rather threw himself down upon the ground. He was killed instantly: and his example came near having a fatal effect upon another of his companions, Mho imitated it, and Mas carried from tlie spot with his bones broken and his joints dislo cated, suffering terrible agony. In the woman’s department, after tlie panic had in some degree subsided, many of the females sank into inertia, and, after the police dragged them away from their cots on which they had lain down, they returned to the room and in sisted on going to bed again. It Mas M ith the greatest difficulty that they could be induced to leave, and wlun they M ere led outside, they wandered about aimlessly until many of them were picked up by charitable per sons in the vicinity, apd provided with shelter. Others of them insisted on saving the beds on which they had slept; others be wailed the sad condition of the Sisters, and all of them gave way to idiosyncrasy wholly foreign to the .supreme necessity that im pelled the officers to get them out as quickly as possible. The Recent Storms in Wisconsin and Missouri, Dubuque. lowa, March 11. The storm entered the village of Hazel Green, Wis., at the northeast quarter, and turned across the south and middle part of the town, leaving a path from thirty to forty rods in width in utter ruin, a true descrip tion of which, with its attendant devastation and carnage, no pen, however apt, could possibly deiireate. Twenty-six houses w-ere totally demolished, and their contents borne upon the winds in every direction. Fields, yards, streets, and even the cemetery, over which the storm passed but slightly, are filled with the debris. Immense timbers, boards, scantling and posts were thrown heavenward, and driven deep in the ground in their descent. The first house in the village struck by the whirlwind was a wooden structure, one story high, owned bv John Funk, the roof of which was partially carried away, without damage to the inmates. Further on it lifted a small tenement in its mighty arms, com pletely crushing the building, not a vestige of which, save the floor, is left. The family, consisting of Mrs. Faraily and two daughters, took refuge in the cellar', and escaped injury. Crossing the street it swept the three-story stone structure known as the Masons’ and and Odd Fellows’ hall from its foundation, and left it a shapeless pile of rock, mortar and shattered timbers. But a few feet to the eastward its mighty bolts were launched against the stone resi dence of Mrs. E. Richards, and tumbled it# roof and a portion of the walls upon the in mates, consisting of Mrs. E. and daughter Lizzie (aged sixteen), Mrs. T. H. Edwards and infant child, all of whom were killed by the falling rocks, Johnson Richards, the son of the dead lady, at the time the whirl wind struck the premises, Mas in the hay loft of a barn on the lot, and Mas instantly killed, M'hile Thomas Magor, a young mail who was on the first floor of the barn, re ceived a frightful cut about tlie face, Mhich, though not dangerous, will disfigure him for life. The barn on the premises of Mrs, Richards was demolished, and a tine trot ting-horse, oM’hed by Thomas Wagner, in stantly killed by tlie falling timbers. Across the street from the Richards house, the wooden building occupied by Levi Eastman M'.as racked and shattered as if under tlie fire of a hundred guns. The house of Joseph Jackson Was num bered among the ruined i’w ”i-gs, and hi3 son Alfred, a fine lad ageu fourteen years, instantly killed, Mrs. Jackson Mas serious ly bruised in the back, and it is thought her spine is injured- The sorrow-stricken father related the terrible scene of ruin and death M hich had visited his hearthstone, and while telling the sad story scalding tears coursed down his,wcatlier-bcatcn cheeks, and groans of deep distress broke his utterances, The spectacle was shell as to soften the stoutest heart, and, sick and sorrowful, We dropped a word of sympathy and turned away. Thehouse of Dr. Kittoc was the last de inolished in the village, and though not razed to the ground, there is scarcely a tim tier iii the structure that does not beat evidence of the terrible assaults of the Whirlwind, M’hile the building is moved up ward of three feet from its foundation, the second .story blOMn off, and the whole east ern end carried aM'ay, The doctor perceived the coming danger, and, gathering his fam ily together, calmly awaited its coming; and Come it did, With a fury Which rent the frail tenement from top to bottom, and scattered the debris about and upon the pale inmates, not one of whom Mas injured in the least. The barn at the rear of Dr. Kittoc’s prem ises was leveled to the grouud, and almost every vestige of the structure carried from the spot on which it stood. A pair of horses in the barn were lifted sixty feet into the air, and then shot off in a tangent twenty rods, when they fell bleeding and dead. They were standing side by side in the barn, ana when they fell they were only ten feet apart and still occupying the same relative posi tions, the nigh horse on the nigh side and the off horse on the off side, As they spun in the air, spectators forgot all fear of dan ger in M atching the whirling horses, M'hose shrieks could be heard above the yell and roar of the hurricane. From this point the whirlwind traveled due east, passing over the cemetery, damag ing a large number of slabs and ornaments, and covering the ground with boards, limbs, pieces of furniture and clothing. On it went, bent on its mission of death and destruc tion, until reaching the residence of Thomas Allen, which it lifted as if it M'ere a feather, and, carrying it a short distance, dashed it in pieces, killing Mr. Allen and his son, aged tu-elve years, instantly, and badly in juring other members of the family. The large furniture establishment of Ed and Matthew Thompson was totally demolished. The building contained a valuable stock of furniture and coffins. Mr. Chas. Schabber’s blacksmith-shop Mas also blown down, as was the extensive wagon and carriage manu factory of Joseph Ciemenston, Mhich, M’itJi its contents, are a total loss. The loss to property was estimated at from $40,000 to $50,000. Sedalia, Mo., March 11. The tornado that passed through Monroe County yesterday was first seen at Monroe City, on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Rail road, at four p. m., passing there without damage. Three miles from there it bleiv down a farm-house, killing three women and severely crippling another. At Hassard, a two-story frame house was completely demolished, and the section house, railroad depot, several build ings and two miles of plank fence destroyed, and one mile of telegraph wire stripped. Elizabethtown, a small six miles from Hassard, suffered severely; every building, excejit three, was destroyed, in cluding two churches, and one woman and one child killed instantly. Two school children on tlie way home were overtaken by the storm and carried away and have not since been heard from. Hay stacks M r ere picked up and carried for miles, and fences generally destroyed. The citizens of Mon* ioe and Hassard say they could hear the storm’s rumbling noise for a great distance. Tlie storm’s width was about half a mile. A passenger train leftHassard only one minute before the depot was blown away. FOREIGN GOSSIP. A horse belonging to Capt. Towns hend, of Caldicot Haft, near Nuneaton, England, met with a singular death. The animal was conveyed by tlie London A Northwestern Railway from London to Nuneaton, and at the former place was put into a horse box, which ivas attached to the train for Nuneaton. On the ar rival of the train it was discovered that the horse had hung Itself during the jour ney down. A singular epidemic, resembling in some phases of its development the foot and-mouth disease In cattle, has broken out (the Liverpool Post says) among the inhabitants of a village called Eagley, near Bolton, England. The disease has spread with great rapidity; in some cases whole families have been laid prostrate by it; and the sufferers now number more than eighty. Several explanations of the causes of the epidemic are offered, the most probable being that the village milk supply was obtained from animals affected by the foot and mouth disease. A man in England has been fined two shillings and one shilling costs for ne glecting to send his child to school. The reason why lie kept her at home was that she had ringworm, two other of his chil dren had M'hooping-cough, and three children of his lodgers had measles, and he did not wish to spread the diseases. Not having the money about him to pay his fine he was carried off in the prison van and deposited in jail, M'here his head was shaved. His “Wash-up” the magis trate, must have been of the sort charac terized by Justice Nupkins in “ Pick wick.” The Education acts are bound to be enforced in England, but hour about infectious diseases? Much excitement was caused by an ac cident in the Theater Royal, North Shields, recently. A company under the management of Mr. John Henry Clynds and Mr. Cooper were performing the piece, “ Cartouche the Robber” to a crowded house, -when, in the last scene, Mr. Clynds, who was acting Cartouche , was accidentally shot. He was escaping from a window - when he was tired at by the actor in the piece, but somehow' or other wadding had been accidentally rammed into the pistol. It was dis charged and struck Mr. Clynds in the side, fortunately hitting a large belt which li wore* It penetrated the belt and entered his side, but its force had been broken, and it inflicted a severe but not a fatal w r ound. —Prof. Silliman, of Yale College, is said to have discovered a chemical process by which the ringing sound ot gold and silver may be imparted to German silver and britannia. YES, OP NO! AN HONEST LOVE LETTER. Dear lady, Mill yon Kindly lend Attention for awhile? I’m not the man to sue and smirk. To gain a fair one’# smile. I’m far too dull to act the spark. Too blunt to play the beau. I’ll ask a question, plain and brief; Just answer—Yes, or No. I cannot rave as lovers rave. Nor swear as lovers swear; My way is just to pass my word. And keep it, “lair and'square.” I’m but an honest business man, As all my dealings show, And clinch a bargain, at the start, With simple—Yes or No. My tongue is not, attuned to talk Of lover’s smarts and darts; I only know the honest M ay Of joining honest hearts. The deepest waters quiet Blee|i; 'i he shallow, murmuring flow; So. ail the vow I give or ask Is briefly Yes,or No. I love you—that's the simple truth ; I love you as my life! And ail i have or hope to gain, I'd give to call you wife! I've loved you since the day \vc met— ’Twas just a year ago - And after thinking for a year, I ask you—Yes. or bo? I do not promise that your life Shall be a dream of bliss. I don’t pretend that all my cares Will vanish at your kiss. Theyhe pretty sure to miss the mark, Who draw too long a bow. I ask yon—Will you take the chance? Just tell me—Yes. or No. My heart, my fortune, home and name I ask yon, then, to share. If you’ll accept, I'll be rejoiced; If not, I won’t despair. He’s but a fool who stakes his all Upon a single throw'. If you won't have me, some cue will; So is it—Yes, or No? The Centennial. Tiie ceremonies at the opening of the Centennial Exhibition, May 10, are pretty nearly determined upon. The President of the United States, attended by the heads of Departments, distinguished guests, representatives of foreign governments, Judges of the Supreme Court, members of tlie Senate and House of Representatives, representatives of the several States and Territories, the Centennial Commissioners and Foreign Commissioners—all these will participate. But the most stupendous “time” will be had on the Fourth of July. Accord ing to the written assurance of the gentle man concerned in the preparations, the ceremonies on that day “will be of a grander, more imposing character than those which have attended aqy event of modern times, either in Europe or Amer ica.” They will consist, in part, of a musical performance, the assemblage of the military and civic organizations of the country, and the unveiling of appropriate statues. The morning will be announced from the old State House by the great bell of peace, the gift of a citizen of Philadelphia for tlie occasion. The bell, now casting, will weigh 10,000 pounds, and is inscribed with the words: Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land and to the inhabitants thereof. Glory to God in the Highest! Peace on Earth and Good Will to Men. The musical performance will he di rected by Theodore Thomas. The military display will be superin tended by a high officer of the General Government. The Philadelphia Park Commission has furnished free camping ground tor a portion of the volunteers to be assembled from different sections of the Union. Barracks will be erected furnishing cheap and comfortable lodg ment for soldiers. Already official noti fication has been received of the attend ance of more than 18,000 equipped men. William M. Evarts will deliver the Fourth of July oration, and the Declara tion of Independence M ill be read by Richard Henry Lee. The statues to be unveiled in various parts will some of them be of consid erable interest. The organizations which have them and other memorial works in progress are the Humboldt (German) As sociation, the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America, the Columbus Monu ment (Italian) Association, the B’nai B’ritli (Hebrew order), the Presbyterian denomination, the National Commemora tion Monument Association, etc., etc. The statues will be: 1. Religious Liberty—A maible group, twelve feet high. 2 Columbus—Marble, nine feet high. 3. Humboldt —Bronze, nine feet high. 4. Emancipation —Marble group, eight feet high. 5. Dr. Witherspoon —Bronze, eleven feet high. 0. The American Soldier—A colossal fountain by Bartholdi; bronze, eighteen feet high. 7. A Fountain—Marble group, by Foley; four figures, tM'elve feet. 8. Statue of Liberty—A statue by W. W. Story, for Independence Square. < (It is unlikely that this statue, although it is is already modeled, will be completed in time for exhibition during this Centen nial vear. 9. A Centennial Fountain—Marble, thirty-five feet high, in which are intro duced various statues. The Centennial Fountain is the most pretentious work of this series, and from the description I have received of it, it must be an extraordinary affair. It will consist of a central figure, dominating four surrounding figures, and will be thirty-live feet high. The cenlral top most figure represents Moses as having stricken the rock. The staff resting in his hand touches below a fissure whence is sues a stream of water, which, flowing into channels of the strata of the rock en tirely encircles it and falls into the basin below. The figures grouped beneath are those of Archbishop Carroll, who was Commissioner M'ith Franklin to Canada at the opening of the Revolution; Com modore John Barry, the father of the American navy; Charles Carroll, of Car rollton, and Father Theobald Mathew. The dimensions are as follows: : i Central figure, Moses, fifteen feet high. Rock-work, supporting this figure, fif teen feet high. Four figures below, each nine teet high. . .. 4 Pedestal of each of these, nine feet high. . Diameter of pavement 100 teet. Height of central structure thirty-five feet. Height of the four outside structures fif teen feet. The sculptor is Herman Kerns, a pupil of Steinhauser. The idea of a Centennial statue of Co lumbus originated M'ith the Italians o Philadelphia. The Italian Minister and several Italian Consuls, especially the Consul at this city, have aided the work. The model is of the heroic size, and will be sculptured in Ravazzoni marble, in Italy. TERMS: $1.50 per Year, in Advance. NUMBER 28. I The model of the Humboldt monument was furnished by Prof. Drake, of Berlin, who for a number of years was an inti mate friend of Humboldt, and has wrought several busts and statues of him. The contract entered into is for a statue of bronze, nine feet high, to cost $13,000 gold. The statue to be contributed by the B’nai B’rith Order is emblematic of re ligious liberty. The sculptor, 31. Ezekiel, is a Hebrew. He is executing the work in Rome. The “Genius of Liberty,” a majestic female figure, eight feet high, oc cupies the center, standing upright, the right knee slightly bent and the foot ad vanced. Her left hand holding th Constitution, is supported upon the fasces or bound staves of the States. At the base of the statue the American eagle is placed, grasping in its talons the con quered spirit of intolerance. The right hand of liberty is outspread, protecting the figure of a youth representing religion, standing with head upraised and hands upstretched, holding a flattened urn, upon which the eternal flame is burning. The Goddess is clothed in armor, but, the man tle of peace, held by au agraffe so that her right breast and arm are exposed, de scends in long broad folds from the left shoulder to right foot. The American shield is worked on her breast-plate, and her head is decked with the cap of lib erty, the rim of which is decorated with a free standing diadem of thirteen golden stars.— Cor. N. Y. World. “ George” and “ Dolly.” * Two nice old people, man and wife, sat in the Detroit A Milwaukee depot yester day, having come from Canada, and wait ing to go further west. She called him “George” as she ordered him to look and sec if that one-handlcd satchel was safe, and lie called her “ Dolly” as he re ported that that ’ere satchel was as safe as if spiked to a tree. By-and-by he wanted to smoke, and he went out and lit his pipe and strolled into a barber shop. Left alone in a strange town, the wife became nervous and fidgety after a few minutes, and walking over to where a serious-look ing chap sat reading a paper-covered novel entitled “The Bushwhacker’s Daughter,” she asked: “You don’t tliiuk my husband has got lost, do you?”, “Is your husband of phlegmatic dis position, ma’am?” lie asked in reply. She looked at him in a puzzled way, and then hesitatingly said: “ He’s good-naturecl, and I never heard him swear, ’ccpt the time when I forgot and left his boots in the oven.” “ Are your conjugal tics still tender and sentimental?” he asked. “ I’m his lawful wife,” she replied, looking rather indignant. ‘ Yes, yes, I know, but perhaps your husband has cogent reasons for desiring to sever his conjugal ties.” “Jugal what?” she asked. “ Hasn’t it occurred to you, madam, that your husband may have run away?” “Good gracious, no!” “It has to me. I was studying both oft you before he went out. I saw that lie was of phlegmatic temperament, while you are vivacious.” “ Good land! ” “ Yes ma’am. I saw him looking at. you as you were looking at the lady who tends the eating stand. I could almost read his thoughts. I saw him sigh. A look of deepest sorrow’ crossed his face. I saw him draw aw T ay from you, as if your presence was disagreeable.” “You did?” “And I saw him elevate his nose.” “ Did he stick up his nose at me?” she demanded. “ Yes, and as lie passed me going out I heard him whispering to himself: ‘l’ll leave the old jade and hunt me up a blooming wife.’ I’m sorry for you, ma’am.” “ You needn’t be,” she slowdy said, drawing off her yarn mittens and button ing up her water-proof. “ So he stuck up his nose, eli? And he kinder drew off, eh? Called me an old jade, did he?” “ It is a sad case, ma’am, continued the stranger, as he saw her eyes snapping, “but of course you can’t do anything about it.” “ I can’t, eh?” she replied, as she be gan stacking up the baggage. “No, ma’am. All you can do is to pawn your jewelry, sell your baggage, and return home.” “Stranger, will you keep an eye on them things?” she asked, pointing to the bag gage. “ I will, ma’am, but I hope you will take my advice. You don’t want to make a public scandal, do you?” “Watch them things,” she said, waving her hand, and she went out upon the street. Nothing was to be seen of “George.” She started up the street looking very pale around the mouth. He sat in the window of the barber-shop, smoking away and reading a negro minstrel programme. She saw him as she w'as walking past, and she softly slid in and had him by the hair before he looked up. “ What on earth—Dolly—wiiy, Dolly!” he yelled in his sudden surprise. “Yes, it’s your old jade!” she hissed, trying to get hold with the other hand, too. “VV’hat’s this —who—hold on!” lie ex claimed. “Fordo mercy sake! What’s all dis yermean?” called he barber. “ Found that young and blooming w ife yet ?” she sneered, holding his head against the wall. “ What wife—what ails ye—are ye cra zy ?” lie yelled. * “ Novv, dew stop dis yerbludshedor I’ll call out de police!” added the barber, w’aving his lather-brush around. “ Sneaked in here in hopes I’d go, did you?’’ remarked the wife. “Woman, are you mad?” asked the man. “Ifshe hain’t done gone crazy as a fox den I never seed a ’possum!” put in the barber. “ George” returned to the depot with her. The baggage was there; but the strange man with a novel wasn’t. She sal “George” down, sat down be*. 7 ~ him, and in reply to his explanation she pn ssed her lips and said: “ You sot right where you arc or there'll be broken bones'. “ But, Dolly !” “You lei Dolly alone! We’ll be alone bime-by, and you’d better git ready to shiver !** The stranger was a mean man. “Dolly” will never believe there wasn’t something in it.—Detroit Free Press. —lt is said that there is confined in a Paris mad-house a printer, whose lunacy takes a mild though curious form. The poor fellow’ was oDce foreman of a news paper office, and the demands for heads of columns for advertisements, pufts, etc., have driven him crazy.