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Thk total vote in Pennsylvania was 743.603, of whicli the .Prohibitionists polled ft.IM. ' mwvr' 1 Thk cam of finmnnl Wiikeson against Hev. Henry Ward Heocbsr for breach of contract has been dismissed, and I be de fendant was granted an extra allowance of Nathan Ajm-letok, of Boston, who ha artpMrtt 'for a new charter for a Cape Cod Canal Company, states that Count da I. -!- will be interested with him, as also ficnernl Turr, the Atmtrian eneineer. The cut will require two years' time and cost $3,000,000, and the estimated annual revenue t h mmtmm Is Tuk Lmperor and Empress of Russia drove through t li- fin eis of St. Petersburg in si open sleilgc the other day, and re viewed' rpfrlmeut of guards. Ma it re O. LtDN, who spent some year 111 the insane asylum at Elgin for Bring a Kihviq 15 .0 Ii in a Ciilcago theater, is a clerk iiffffTry goods strire at Keokuk, Trrwa. He is preparing for tbe dramatic stage. Aim aii am Marks, a New York at torney, has been sentenced to thirty days in tbe county jail for rouicmpt In assault ing opposing counsel wlil'lo a case was pro gressing In the Supreme Court. Hon. C. B. Farwell-, of Chicago, was severely hurt ly falling into the cellar of a new bnllcling the other day. CHIMES AND CASUALTIES. In tin: Grassy Island colliery, near Senuiton, Penn., the other day, the roof of 0 hatn' er caved in shortly after a blast, pre cipitating hundreds of tons of ruck upon three miners, two of whom were terribly mangled. A i'assenoer train on the Houston & Texas Central went down an embankment near Bryan, the other night, and was com pletely wrecked. No one was seriously hurt. Frank Hurley, engineer on a Cincin nati, Georgetown A Portsmouth train, was serloiioly injured by a similar accident near California, Ohio. A hrakoman was killed slid several passengers were slightly hurt by a collision on the Pacific road, near Iav Isville, Cnl., on tbe same day. Ct. vt i Lister, a young Englishman, who had been discharged by a farmer near Niagara Falls, fatally wounded a young son of his employer and then nearly killed him celf, his reason being that his love for the lad created a desire to be always in 1,1- com pany. R. O. SommouiT, one of the wealth lest men in Port Hope, Ontario, was crushed to death while attempting to remove an obstruction In front of his elevator the other day. Wir. A. RrssKLL, a storekeeper at IteiNteiH'own, Md., was shot dead by a burglar at noon on the 21st. J. W. Bt RTON was shot and killed by W. W.'l h.irpe. his brother-in-law, at Som ervllle, Tenn., the other night. The trouble grew nut of a misunderstanding ab.nu fam ily matters, Burton having publicly de nounced Thsrpe and threatened to kill him. Thorpe, who Is President of tbe SomervlHe lege, armed htmsr-ir with a shot -gun, and Jipofiing to tueet his brother-in-law In a ai'KSd, both barrels into Burton had beea in .u de for killing one tuan and cutting an - ?r, and bis best friends considered blm ier dangerous. . i'tNMK Crrhjhton. who had served rm ol lwwir for killing hrr husband. a fatally shot by an unknown person near ,;,-. ' 'in .J, on the lll-t . (UMK Joyce and Timothy Callahan wc crushed tq death by a Nock of granite In hsKngvrs qtlarrv, near (julaf.v, Maas.,od tlx '.'1st. " - Q . 1 r.uii mcd Ktirni, hailing from found pinned to the heel, in Toledo, Ohio, the 1 ol up i" m orning. Ho died while an arm Was be lir amputated. He had been drinking. probably rent -to sleep on the. rail. vi,TTEa Bohr and Kansom Willis 1 h rrihle fute in theslraw-bo ird works K khsrt.' 1ml., the otber day. A rotten 11 I TriU4ittateit them Into a vat of boiling ll, and when taken out tbe 0"h dropped n their bones. Oeorge Itndrnstein ami Inofc Melverma were fatally scalded bv 1 be .IMffting of a lard vat In a rendering Ihhiso near Bridgeport, Ohio, on to same Tub Chgino and five cars of a freight train on tbe Richmond, Fredericksburg A 1'oloinao Railroad went over an embank- ment near Hamtltr n. Vs.. on the 21st. and was wreokod oung, engineer, was si ns on tha 21st, Nicholas 1 by ifs brothei -In-law. is';. O'Brien alleged cruel jiavt' of her husband anal T hrot Iter's house for. protection. Her hushqnd followed and was shot dead. A M'iht express on the PiJXsburg, incinnat4 A ."t. LAtiis road was thrown doww an cm bank ment by traf a -wreckers, neu Union Station, Ohio, Nov. 93. The passengers escaped with slight bruises. Four train men were badly hurt. The steamship Wearniouth, from Ouelwe to London, went to pieces on one of the Magdalen Islands and sixteen seamen were lost. VV'm. K. Lewis was fatally injured by the OEplosion of a can of powder in his fath er's store at Troy, N. Y., on the 2lst. The place was completely wrecked. Harvey BAUon, a young brakeman, was cut to pieces by a train at Bellaire.Ohio, Nov. 22. Kot it men charged with complioityin Ihe murder of the Joyce family, tn Ireland, pleaded guilty and asked mercy from the court, but were sentenced to death. The drug bouse of Gilbert Brothers A Co., in Baltimore. Md., was destroyed by fire tbe other day. James Shaw, the porter, was fatally burued, five firemen were severely injured by falling timbers, and a party of girls at work on tbe third floor were rescued while the stairway was In (lames. Fifteen Spanish soldiers were in jured by an explosion of powder at the bar racks tn Madrid the other day. The build ing was demolished. Thk body of Newton Ashton, aged 24. was-found In the woods near Martin's Ferry, Ohio, Nov. 22, with a bullet-bole In the temple. A young lady to whom be was engaged had ust given him back bis ring, and as he had threatened to take his life unless she married him, a verdict of suicide was rendered. Two negroes were cremated at the Sloss furnace In Birmingham, Ala., Nov. JB They were cleaning the stack, and beooru iug overpowered by gaa tell into the mass of ore- I Hiea.T Jmm i i' roaunei,! on th John Kkt.ly was fatally stabbed by Michael Mcehan, a fellow-laborer, during a drunken brawl at Sunbury, Pa., the other night. Thirty lives were lost by the wreck of tbe steamer Wiuton, off the French coast, tbe other day. Two miners were killed and three others seriously injured in tbe Oxford air el, aft, near Scrautou, Pa., tbe other night. Hundreds of large icicles which had col lected on tbe sides of tbe abaft became loose and fell with great force upon a platform one hundred feet from the bottom, and tbo unfortunates were crushed and buried be neath the entire mass. M ISC ELLA N ROUS. Special Agent Martin, of the Treasury Department, has submitted bis annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1SS2, detailing tbe operations of the spe cial agency service during that period. It shows thatjttae amount recovered on account of seizures, fines and suits was $89,579; in creased duties. $760, 4H; miscellaneous. $12,153; number of seizures, 217; appraised value, $91,476; reduction In expenses rec ommended, $lS,u22; number of arrests, 54; number of reports received, 2.976L Of Ihese reports 58 relate to smuggling, 319 to under valuation, 64 to misconduct of Customs of ficers, 132 to seizures. 129 to Inspection of Customs districts, 15 to stilts commenced, and 2,309 to miscellaneous subjects. "It is reported that tbe business of opium smug gling on the Pacific coast has been carried on by an organized company, which in cludes capitalists. Custom-bouse employees, steamship employees, local politicians and Chinamen. AM Customs officers suspected of complicity with smugglers have been dis missed fr.om service." Fred Diebolt, a rich and influential Qerman saloon-keeper of Cleveland, Ohio, was convicted in the police court of violat ing the Sunday law. Judge Solders fined him $100. and sentenced him to ten days in tbe workhouse. JuUUj Andrew Nupebr, poetmti.-t.T at Wood vijle, Ohio, has been arrested for de stroying mail -matter, and has confessed bis guilt. The captain and mate of the whaler Rainbow have been held for trial in San Francisco, Cal., on charge of abandoning a sailor on an Ice-floe in the Arctic ocean, after he had been wounded by the accidental dis charge of the ship's gun. Wm. Ennor, an old and well-known citizen of Galena, III., who had been miss ing for some days, Was found at the bottom of a deserted mineral shaft not far from his home tbe other morning, greatly exhausted and about ready to die. He went Into the shaft for tbe purpose of exploring it, but soon lost bis way and was unable to get out. The English experts who examined tbe New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio Kall road report that between $10,000,000 and $18,000,000 was mysteriously dropped in the work of reorganization, and recommend formal consolidation with the Erie or a completo divorce. The Secretary of the Navy has issued a circular inviting the preseiitaiion to the de partment, by any skillful person, of plans, models and designs for any new steel steam cruising vessels for the navy. Fifteen hundred minors have been thrown out of work by a fire in the Short Mountain colliery, near Lykens, Pa. The Chief of the Bureau of Statistics reports that during the month of October there arrived In the Guatoma districts of Baltimore, Boston. Detroit, nitron, Minne sota, New Orleans, New York, Passama quoddv, Philadelphia and San Francisco, 57,tiS9 passengers, of whom 45,905 were tin -migrsnts, 8.3U7 citizens of the United States returned from abroad, and 3,357 aliens not intending to remain in the United States. Of this total number ot immigrants there arrived from Kngland and Wales, 7, '": Ireland, 8,415; Scotland, 1,056; Austria, 658; Belgium, 198; Bohemia, 481; Den mark, 590; France, 611; Germany, 17,'KKJ; Hungary, 963; Italy, 1,224; Netherlands, 203; Norway, 1,186; Ruasia, 205; Poland, 147; Sweden, 2,316; Switzerland, 859; Dominion of Canada, 0,446, and from al! other coun tries. 215. The Sioux Indians have agreed to se lect separate reservations for the different tribes of their nation. Tbis will enable the opening of half the present reservation to settlement. 'AH H. C. Waite was robbed of $1,600 by a masked highway man near Cold Springs, Minn., the other day. The skeleton of a human being was found In a brush-pile five miles north of Fort Worth, Texas, on Ihe lino of the Den ver Railroad, tbe other day. Tbe photo graph of a well-dressed youth was found in a leather pocket-book a short distance off. AY. Ward and YV. F. Salter have been Indicted by tbe grand jury of the district of Columbia for offering mono to employees to abstract from the Mures u of Engraving and Printing tbe paper upon which no'es are printed. The object In view, It is al leged, was to prove looseness in the manage ment, and thus influence ecetary Folger to remove Col. Irish, the Supct Intenihint. The Catholic Bishop of Montreal has issued an order tbat married men must give $2 per year and single ones $1, to pay off a debt of $300,000 on tbo Cathedral of Notre Dame. President 'Arthur has pardoned Robert Logan, convicted of robbing a mail coach In Western Texas In 181, tnd sen lanced to tea years' imprisonment in ' th niinois Penitentiary. Tbe pardon was granted on account of the prisoner's youth and because he is believed to have been the tool of older men. lie confessed his crime, pleaded guilty, and has since aided tbe Gov ernment In the piosccution and conviction of others. A MAflEicn robber stopped a stage near Caropbellsvilie, Ky. , the other day, and secured some plunder from throe pas senger, although a lady hid two diamond rings in her lap and a man threw bis pocket book under a seat. In rifling the mail-sacks the thief cut his hand badly. The Judge Advocate-General of the army decides that the failure of officers to pay their debts Is not a violation of the 61st article of war. A dangerous lunatic, named San ,!ers. has bee arrested in London for send ing a letter to Gladstone containing threats of murder. The bonds and other valuable pa pers taken from the Gilchrist brothers, in Charlton, & Y., by five masked burglars some time ago have . been recovered. A ranom of $900 was paid. In consequence of the prevalence of diphtheria and other diseases, the Boston health authorities have forbidden public funerals. The wife of Jostah Podge, of Nor- ! walk. Conn., tried to bang herself, tbe other day. and said, when reeeaed, that life on two potatoes a day had grown unbearable, ! claiming that her husband, whose Income Is : $l,tM a year, had starved her so that in six ; months she had lost forty pounds. AT the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Baltimore ft Ohio Railway, President Garret reported the gross revenue 1 af the year at $18.33,875, the net income sbnvir-n; gain of $320,000. Semi-annual dividends of 5 per eenL havo been declared, and the company has a surplus fund of $43, 907,668, ' m ' Johk Hsrzer, a resident of Milwau kee, Wis., who weighed 4HB pounds, liter ally choked to death, and no coffin suf ficiently large to receive his remains could be obtained. YV. T. Wuitnkv, a Justice of the Peace and prominent citizen of .Marshall town, Iowa, pleaded guilty before the May or's court to peeping through window into private bouses at unseemly hours. In the inquest on the death of Henry C'ark and John Leo, employees who lost their lives at the Park Theater fire, in New York City, the jury rendered a verJict cen suring the Inspector of tbe Building Bureau and tbe Fire Commissioners for neglect of duty In not condemning the proscenium walls of the theater, which were wooden partitions, and should have been brick or fire-proof material. I). R. Hale, formerly manager of the Chicago Clearing-house, and his wife are under arrest at Milwaukee, Wis., for rob bing jawelry stores. Hale's friends claim that he is a victim of a dishonest woman, he having been the wife of a noted burglar tow tn Jollet. Gen. Thomas Reynolds was hold in $3,000 ball. In the United State Court at Madison, Wis., tbe other day, for signing the names of dead men to pension papers and drawing money thereon. The Foster divorce case in New Haven, Conn., has been compromised. Tbe parties are to separate, the wife getting the two minor children and alimony to the amount of $15,000. The remains of the Tuileries in Paris will be sold at auction, 10,000 francs being the upset price, on condition that the ground be cleared within six months. Queen Victoria personally pre sented 370 decorations to officers and soldiers who distinguished themselves in Egypt. Nearly all the members of the royal family witnessed the ceremony. The members of the Fish Exchange of Boston, Mass., unanimously passed a resolution to dissolve, having been igno mlnlously defeated by a fleet of fishermen. The Russian University of Kazan has been closed on account of disorderly cons duct by the students, who revolted against severe police regulations. An agreement for ihe exchange of money orders has been signed by ihe United States aud Belgium, to go into effect Janu ary L A circular has been issued by the Treastry Department, announcing that 3-per cenL bonds of large denominatons may be transferred or exchanged into smaller bonds, provided tbe assignor adds to tho assignment the words "waiving all right by reason of priori! y of issue of this bond." This must be made a part of the assignment io every case where it is desired to obtain smaller bonds than iltose sent to the Treas urcr. Frank Porter, aged 13, pleadod guilty to tampering with the switches of the Binghamton Railroad Company, at Syra cusc, N. Y., Nov. 23, and was committed for tbe action of the grand jury. The jury investigating the Poor Asy lum disaster at Halifax, N. S., censure the authorities for want of forethought in not providing for the escape of helpless inmates in the hospital ward at the top of the build Ing. James O'Ponnell, a butcher, blew out tbe gas in his room .it t In- Monger Hotel, San Aidtonio, Texa, the other night. Some of the guests discovered the fact in time to save bis life. The starch manufacturers of the West met in Chicago the other evening and formed a pool to prevent overproduction, i A band of Piegan Indians made a raid on tbe herd of the Crow scouts at Fort Custer, Montnna, the other day, and ran off thirty ponies. The Crows gave chase, oyer hauled the Piesjans twenty miles from the fort, ana after a nrisK tight, in which a couple of Piegans were killed, retook their ponies. On the next night the Piegans made another raid on the Crow herd, and got safely away with ten ponies. Dan Van Wagner, a desperate char acter serving a sentence of 45 years for a murderous assault, made an eloquent pray er in the chapel of the prisoa at Ionia, Mich., the other night, and then made bis escape. Nine boys have been arrested at New Haven, Conn., for breaking boxes of the wheels of freight cars and stealing oiled waste; fifteen freight C irs were thus mudo useless. . CONDENSED TKLEURaHS. At aire in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov z-t, ivaie warn- ana Llia Keenan, servants sleeping in an upper room, were burned to death. Sky en workmen wore killed and a number of others injured by the fall of a railway bridge near London, England, Nov. 24. Stain has resolved to adopt moasures in conjnnctiou wilh Franco looking to suppression of the anarchist movement. At a Cabinet council the other day the Minis ter of tho Interior announced the arrest in Andalusia of thirty Socialist connected with the Spaniards arrested in Lyons. He also stated that other arrests had been made in Catalonia. David Evans, an inventor who had spent the last few years of a long life In vain toil upon a perpetual motion scheme at Waterman & Beaver's works, near Wilkes bairc, Pa., sent three bullets into his brain, Nov. 23, leaving a letter of explanation ending: " It is clear and evident that I am in the utmost poverty and distress. Having no health or strength to be a slave-any more, I believe it prudent to leave tbis tyrannical and oppressive world and to be a pauper no more." A train on the Stillwater Branch of the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail road was wrecked at St. Oroix, Wis., the other day, caused by a defective rail. Tbe engine went down an embankment. Engi neer Yandewerker was instantly killed and the fireman badly injured. A number of passengers were sligbtlv hurt. Rubbers raided the town of Arling ton, Texa-, the other night. A grocer was compelled to hand out a large sum of money, and several dwellings were ransacked. The Prince of Wales asks that tho sentence of tbe man who threatened his life be commuted. At Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 2o, Miss Mat ie Chrisman, daughter of Dr.Chrismsn, and a prominent young lady in society, took a d jsc of strychnine, mistaking it for qui nine. It threw her into most terrible con vuUions, and death soon came to ber re lief. The business people of Morris, Minn., lost more than $100,000 by ire, Nov. 23. Clark A Keen, woolen goods, Philadelphia, Pa, by tbe burning of Arrolt's mills on tho same day. Mrs. Moses Wells made her bed too near the tire and was fatally burned at th residence of ber son, near Jake's Run, W. Va., the other night. Rev. R. H. Woodruff, of Baltimore, M I., who pleaded guilty to opening a letter with the intent of abstracting correspond ence and secreting and embezzling tbe same, hao been sentenced to oav a fine of $230. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. Georgia' Hvm Senators. Governor Alfred Holt Colquitt, who has been elected United Slates Senator from Georgia for the long term, to suece"-d the late B. It. Hill, Was born in Walton County. Georjria, April 40, 1S24. HU grandfather, a native of Virginia, settled M Georgia in ISOI . His father, Waiter Colquitt, was a member of both branches of Congress. The Senator elect was graduated at Princeton College in 1844, and In. 1845, after studying law with his father, he was admitted to the bar at Colum bus, Sa. He begun to practice at Macon, In 1817 he served with the army in Mexico us a Major, acting at Unnm Vista it an aid to Gen. Taylor. He returned to liN profession in 184S, and four years later ho was elected to the Thirty-third Congress, as a Democrat. In and 10 he was a delegate to the National Democratic Conventions, nnxl In the latter year he w;ts an elector on the Breckinridge and Lane ticket. He entered the Co?ifederate army early in the war as a Captain in the 6th Georgia. Ho rose rapidly in rank, becoming a Brigadier General Sep tember 30, 1862. Ho took part in all the cam paigns in Virginia, performing signal services at Antietam and Sharpsburg. Ho whs in com mand at the battle of Ocean I'oud, or Olust.cc, Florida. After the war Gen. Colquitt engaged in tbe Insurance business, but for a number of years he has been a leader in agri-" cultural and religious matters in Georgia. In 18HS he was a delegate to tbe National Demo cratic Convention, and in 1870 he was on tho same day made President of the Democratic State Convention and of the Sate Agricul tural Society. He was a delegate to the Bal timore Convention in 1872, and four years later was elected Governor of Georgia, and in 1880 was ro-eleeted. Sir. Colquitt is a member of the -Methodist Episcopal Church South, and holds very strong religious views. Pope Barrow, of Clarke County, who has been elected to fill the vacancy in the Senate, is one of younger members of his party. He made some reputation as a debator in the la-t Constitutional Convention held in Georgia and also aa a member of the last Legislature. He thinks the tariff should be bo revised as not to injure any important industry, the duties to be placed as far as possible upon luxuries and taken off from the necessities of life. Miscellaneous Items. William Cromie has for two years been trustee of the Bull estate, at Louis ville, Ky., valued at $2,000,000, but counsel for the heirs attempied his removal. The court decided that Cromie was guilty of neglect, especially in allowing $46,000 in cash to lie idle, and be till probably resign his trust. The State Temperance Convention at Montgomery, Ala., adopted a resolution that no g meral prohibitory law be asked of the Legislature, but an amendment to secure better enforcement of the present license laws. A State Temperance Uiianea will be formed. The sentiment af the convention was opposed to making the temperance question a political question. Judge J. L. Caldwell a leading mem ber of the bar of Kentucky, fell dead of appoplexy, at Shelbyville, the other day. The two adventurers who are making their way from Lake George to the Gulf of Mexico in canoes, were escorted over the falls at Louisville, Ky., the other day, by members of the life-saving service. The body of an aged colored man was found by the side of a straw stack on the farm of George Y'ount, near Eminence, Ky., recently. It is supposed death was caused by cold. There is a violent disagreement in the factrHy of the Mississippi State Agricultural College, at Starkville. Two professors have resigned. The clothing house of H. Meyers & Co., at Memphis, Tenn., has been closed by New York creditors. The citizens of Chattanooga have sub scribed $160,000 toward tbe erection of a hundred-ton iron furnace. Editor Watterson and Mayor Jacobs placed a crown of laurel upon Miss Mary Anderson's head in a Louisville (Ky.) the ater the other night. A peculiar case of hallucination comes from Fort Mills, N. C. E. S. Hawks, of Asbfield, Mass., arrived at that place re cently on a hunting expedit ion, and shortly after became impressed with the idea that, because he was a Northern man and a He pub'lcan, a conspiracy was on foot to kill him. Singularly enough, the conspirators of his phantasy were negroes. One day while out hunting he became totally insane, hid in the swamps, and when found two days later was nearly dead. He was taken care of and sent. home. John Matson and another negro named Long, entered a store in Yicksburg, Miss., the other night, and a wager being agreed upon between them as to the relative capacity of each other in respect to the quantity of bad whisky they were able to imbibe, a drinking-match was at once ar ranged between the parties, and tho whisky furnished to be paid for by the one who lost the wager. Milton drank five pints, and he was the subject of a coroner's inquest. An attempt was made to kidnap Miss Lnla Ford, oldeat daughter of Col. John S. Ford, Superintendent of the Texas Deaf and Dumb Institute, near Austin, the other day. She left the building foi" a moment, when she was suddenly seized by a power ful man, who, with the assistance of a negro woman, gagged and tied her. They then led her in the direction of tho citv, but before reaching it a buggy was seen approaching and the man and woman released their vic tim and made off. The driver of tbe buggy released Miss Ford from her bonds and had her conveyed home, where she bad not been massed. The National Cotton Planters' Asso ciation invites competition from Western and Southern cities for the location of the world's cotton centennial exposition. Secretary Lincoln declines to author ize he use of the United States barracks at Chattanooga for a small-pox hospital. Reports from Texas are to the effect that immense herds of antelopes, driven south by the cold snap, have got as far as the Texas A Pacific track, and that north of the road, between the sand bills and Big Springs, the country is covered with them. The Pennsylvania Railroad Compa ny has had placed on each locomotive of the company a box of medical ap pliances for use in case of accident A label on the box tells how Hie outfit is to be used, and although it is intended chiedy for tra'nmen in ordinary mis haps, it will at the same time be srrv iceable to passengers in case of great ciuents. Umrtanmm f tnon. Jokes about the povcrtv of news paper men have been laid on the shelf. They are not funny any more, because people have found out that they are not true. Look at James Gordon Bennett and Jav Gould and R bcrt Bonner and and the rest of US- Philadelphia News. Chesterfield said that a gentleman should always assume an air of elegant leisure, bat then Chesterfield never had an. railroad trains to catch Lowell Citizen. A man at Clarkvtlle, Ark., was struck by lightning, which ran up his arm and down his body, splitting his boots open. He was not seriously injured. The Death of Thurlow Weed Bio frraphicel Sketch, ,jJ " j,-k-.v York, Tfove4hber 22. Thurlow Weed died nt 8:55 o'clock this mot a Ing. surronndod by bis Weeping children, grandchildren, physicians, nurses and attaches ol his bouseholb His diush er, M.ss Harriet Weed, who has devoted hef l.fe to her father. Was so ov. rcorne th it she had to be Suprortcd by two female attendants. The grief of the Other ohi.dpen Was none the leas poignant. Just before poising away Mr. Weed groped with bis right hand around the bed, aa though he sought ha children's hoa 's. His grand daughter took-the extended hand, felt a soft pressure aud the next moment he was dead. niOGKAPHlCAL. 1 hwrlew Weed ws tiwi oa No v -m! r 18, 1W, at Cairo, Greene County, N. V., wh;thcf his parents had emigrated f.om Stamford, ( onn. Ho was the son of Joel Weed, a caf man, unJ was named Etlwas-d Thu riow, after E iwar.l Lord Thurlow. hut the Edward was fqpn dropped. When about ten years of ge he bt came a cabin-boy otj board a sloop. He learned to set type in the otrke of MaCky CrossweU, st Catsk.ll. During the war Of SIS y-i unif "Weed was in tttfearmy, having en listed in a Herkimer County regiment under O.lonel Petr,c, in 1813. He was shortly after ward mude yuai termastcr-Sorgcant, and spent Several m mths in camp life at Sackett's Har bor. N. Y. After the war he was employed in various offices in Franklin Square and Pearl street, in New York, at one t.me bdng a fellow-workman with James Harp r, tho late heud of the great publishing house. In April, 1818, Mr. We d married Miss Catharine M. Gs trander, of Cooi crstoWn, N. Y., a woman of remarkably gi od seu3e and prudenie, indus try, religious pr nciples and domestic habits. His first connection with tbo pi ess as an edi tor was in Cheueno County, where he started the weekly Republican Af,ru:ultur:t In Decem ber, ISis. It was Clintonian in polities, and support:! the pioject of construct. ng the Erie Canal. In 1821 be purchased An interest in tbe Maul us Times, which he sold out a year or two later. Going to Kocboster he secured the position of ass staat editor on the Roches ter TeJegniph. In 1824 he represented the city of Rochester in the State Legislature. During his service in ihe Legislature he displayed tho skill for political ma nipulation which characterized his after life. Ketum ng to Rochester be became edlto and half owner of the Te egravli. whose circu Istion and Influence was st.ea-1ily Increasing. 1 hi Biystorious disappearance of Captaitr Willlam Murg and the anti-Musoaio excite ment which followed the alleged Masonic mur der suddenly became important factors in Mr. Weed's life. He took the anti-Masonic side, and in the height of the excitement tho Tee traph went down through the withdrawal of all Masonic support. Mr. Weed's tact as a party manager Hiid his services in 1836 in se curing tbe election of De Witt Clinton as Gov ernor, suggested him as a competent person to oppose the " Albany Regency," which, with the Albany Artit as the orgHn, was the con trollinx power, and the Albany Krcuina Jour nal was established w.th Weed as ed tor. Hy th j spring of Ifvt4 tho nucleus of tbe new piirty, called th ? Whig, had been formed. It at once took firm foothold in New England. In l'3-i Seward and llradiih, the Whig candi dates, were elected Governor nnrl Lieutenant Governor of New York State, and the Whigs had a majority in the State Assembly. So accustomed had the party grown to rely on tbe guidance of the Evening Journal and its editor, that politicians of the State were in constant consultation with Mr. Weed, who was already cnlb. d "the Dictator," "the Warwick," "the Old Man," etc. It is doubtful if any one rrun ever bad such complete control of a party or bad his advice so impl'e'tly followed by its members as Mr. Weed in his relation to the Whig party. The great secret of his sway undoublediy was his d sintoresstedness. He Bought no office himself and would take none. He preferred to be the power behind the throne rather than the semblance of power on the throne. He wae rep ate lly urged to run for offices, -ranging from Vice-President down to Mayor of Albany, but invariably declined. Three t.mcs ho was offered the English Mis sion by three different Presidents whom he had helped elect Ho was prominent In pro cir. iiisr the Presidential nominations of Harri son, Taylor and S'ott. He warmly advocated tbe election of Fremont in 185S and Lincoln in 1K60. In 1H61 he was sent to Europe by Presi dent Lincoln in a semi-diplomatic capacity. On h!s return from Europe in lHtttJ the grati tude of New York for what he had done took the shape of a formal presentation to him of the freedom of the city, and several of his more intimate friends un ted in presenting him with a costly memorial in silver, wbkh is one of the most precious heirlooms in tho family. In January, lf-fft, Mr. Weed dissolved his connection w.th tbe Albany Journal, both us editor and proprietor. During tho summer an 1 autumn of 1SS1 the war of the rebellion as sumed an aspect which occasioned Mr. Weed great solic tude. The consequence was that ho worked out a plan, after long reflection, by the adoption of which hr? believed the war could not only be more vigorously prosecuted, but speedily ended. He went to Washington and laid tho plan before the President, but it was not adopted. Since the closo of tbe war Mr. Weed has lived in New York, and for a time e I t' d the Commercial Aiittrli'tr. He has maintained 11 lively interest in all public ques tions, and has frequently favored the met ropolitan press with bis views on tbo top es of the day and with reminiscences. In 18'.3 he returned to activo politics for a brief time, and secured tho nomination of General John A. Dix by the Republican State Convention for Governor. On March tt, 1880, he once more assume 1 the editorship of the Jtxtrnd! for one day on the occasion of the eelet rntlon of tbe fiftieth anniversary of its foundat.on. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. William Barnes, of Alt any, N. Y.; Mrs. James Alden, of Morrisjnia, N. Y ., and Miss Harriet Weed, who has been his constant companion since tbe death of his wife, about thirty years ago. He leaves an cst,.te estimated at over SI. 000.000. rublfc Buildings. . Wakhinotow, November 22. Supervising Architect James G. Hill, of the Treasury Department, has submitted to tbe Secretary of the Treasury bis annual report for tbe year ended September :i0, l-82. The re port shws tbe following amounts to have been expanded upon various put.l.c buildings in the Wrs , and aiso the unexpended balances of appropriations remaining in the Treasury at the close of the year: Amo'i'tJ E.rvwtrA. fia'nw. Cincinnati Custom Houseful. -1(4 21 t432,.r4,5S t.hioago Custom H. us.j. . . 18.S01 81 2t..'tW Si Clevpi-ind Custom House. 84.2s5 161, ROSS KansaCity C ust'm House 2S.64S61 182.51SS3 Little Roclc ustom House 14.705 33 1,870 82 Memphis Custo n Hons .. 6,T4 58 15,'d3 10 Nsshvule Custom House.. 51.2 1.) si 6,67:120 NewOrleansCusfm House 2S,43'5S m.im 45 I ilu, nh Court House 65.2S1 43 as,:t2 51 Pittsi urgh Court Hcuse.. 70.275 91 2a.834 99 fst. Louts t ustom House.. 461,480 43 250,17222 Tol do Custom House 50.S70 9I W7,4f5 37 Topeka Custom House 57,401 48 93.370 47 The report also states that cons'derable ex traordinary repairs have been made upon public buildings at Cairo, III , Indianapolis, lnd., and San Francisco, to meet the increise 1 demands of the postal service. Attentions have ten made tn the post-offices at Galves ton, Louisville, St. Paul, San Francisco and Lincoln, Neb., and to provide sufficient room for the transaction of postal business at Pitts burgh and Cincinnati it wiU be necessary to rent quarters for the customs ofBc als of tbes -eiti.s sitss have bsteu selected for public buildings In Cohimbus. O., Oonmsil Ruffs. De troit, Frankfort, Ky., Minneapolis and Qu ncv, UL A TOCio missionary vMting Thibet for th: first time recently expressed his horror at finding the practices of Mormonlsm reversed under the protection of the King of Caeb mere. The law allows women several living husbands, aud a lad pave the names of five men when asked who his father was. -V. Y. Uerild. Turn commercial traveler grows bright by the rebuffs he is c instantly receiving:. Tbe harder yon rob brass the more It will shine. Button Transcript. For net's Progmt claims that billiard bills can be made of potatoes. Perhaps they can., but what's the use of wasting the potatoes. Detroit Fret Pre tEArtSG FOR LIPC A if"! re In a Providence llol'dlng IVns In AHout Forty Persons, Who Are- Com pelled to Jnmp for their I-tfos-t of the Victims Killed, Three Others Fatally nd Sixteen Serlodslr Iitjrired. pKOvior.jjor, It. j.4 Novdmfef 21. A disaster of a far more nppa'ling nature than this city is accustomed to happened bcrt! tbis forenoon. At 10: 0 a tire broke out in the totir-story brick building, corner Calender and Mason streets in a locality occupied bv alanrO number of muufact iries of jewelry and small wan s. The th rd story of th building ill question was cocuoied by Melvin's "Lo Joly" dye-house. Here tho fire originated, being caused liy ignition of vapor from ten-gallon can of naphtha. The flames spread with al most the rapidity of lightning, cutting off from eacapS tho forty people working for William H. Robinson, manufac drina jeWelef, on the lourth foor. The flame?, rushed up a run-row stairway ar.d imprisoned the terrilied mortals above. Those employed in shops on he Mtno Moor with the tiro and below got out safely. There b?ing no flre-cacapes aviillahlc the forty people In Robinson's shop could do noth ing but wait for relief from the firemen relief which was of no avail. The department re sponded quick enough, but their ladders would not reach. Then followed a terrible siht. In the windows were screaming and shrieking women and girls, fear being depicted on their countenances. Before the "Skinner" truck could be got Into position two ladders wire thrown off, one of which was placed against the building nnd one Was left on the ground. Tho firemen then turned their attention to the patent truck, nnd there is whero the trouble seems to have begun. Below were the firemen laboring with the cumbersome conirivaueWt above was tbo distressed humanity waiting Waiting moments that saomed as hours. What delay t ere seemed to be! Suddenly from the ranks a fireman sprang. Like a 8 luirrel he went up the ladder that rested against the building, and. standing ott the topmost round, he leaned over 1 gainst the b ildiug. He told the girls to slide down his back. They did fo, and, taking one under each arm, he made bis way to the ground. '1 hese were the first of the girls rescued trom the building. By the time he got to tbe ground tho patent truck had not been raised a foot f rom Its carriage. Tho flames were pressing the girls to the windows, and great volumes of Smoke were hiding them lrom view. Sudden ly there was u shriek and then tho sound of a fall ng body, followed quiok ly by other bodies. Tne girls, despair ing of succor from the firemen, leaped from the Windows from the fourth story, fall ingupona p ie of old barrels that had been thrown into a little triangular space fenced off with pickets. Almost tbe first one to jump whs a little short girl, who fell upon this picket fence head tlrst. From thonoe she fell to the ground, but no sound cams from her. Her death had been swift and terrible. One man Jum ed from the window facing Calendar street. This was Thomas Mann, foreman for Mr. Rob'nson. His left leg and arm were shut tered. The skin was rolled back from his hands and arms like scorched parchment He had been badly burned before he jumped, and, though maimed aud burued, was conscious of his terrible sl'uation. Only the two girls mentioned above wero rescued by the firemen. All the other bauds were compelled to leap for their lives. Some few who were athletic enough to leap upon the roof of another building near by escaped with less injury than those who mode the ter rible flight of tho four stories to the earth. Thenames of the killed are: Emma Garrett, aged tweniy-three, and Bessie Cobb, aged six teen. Mary McSortey was terribly Injured arid cannot survive. Thomas 8. Manndiedln the evening. Eighteen others were seriously, many of them probably fatally, injured. The U. S. Treasury. Washington, November 21. The annual report of tho Secretary of tho Treasury shows tbe receipts of the Govern ment exclusive of the public debt during tbo fiscal r ar ended June E0, 1882, $10 1,525,259, and expenditures, exclusive of the redemption of the public debt, of $357,!KM39; 17,121,196 legal tendor not's, representing $78,077,o01, were counted aud sent to a committee for destruc tion, and others issued In place thereof. The Comptroller of the Currency has com pleted annual tables showing the amounts of United States Bonds held by National b inks. State banks, savings banks, and private bank ers on the 1st of November, 18-2, and also showing the amount and distribution of the coin and paper currency of the country at the same date. National banks held on November 1, 1888, as security for circulation and for public deposits and other purp ses. $388,538, 400 of interest-bearing bonds of tbe United States. This is nenny (30,000,0X1 loss than the amount h dd on November 1, 1881, and nbout $7,000,000 less than for the corresponding date in 1880. Banking associations other than National hold these bonds as follows: State Banks in twenty-one States, $8,73t,178; trust companies in five States, $16,931,812; sav ings banks in fifteen States, $237, 786,442. There has been during tho past year a decrease of about $2,000,000 in tho amount held by the State banks and trust companies, and an increase of nearly $27,000,0 X) In the amounts held by savings-bnnks. Tbe amount held by the geographical divisions by these as sociations In 1832 was aa follows: Western States, $42,167,248; Middle States, S197.l35,23f Southern States, $:6ii,3a0; Western States. IV 889,414 i Pacific States, $2J.0:t),r75; total, $283, 460,426 These returns have been compiled from reports made by the officers of different States, which have been forwarded by them to the Comptroller. The Interest-bearing funded debt of the United States was in November last $1,418, 080,200. The total amouut of bonds held by the National baDks, State banks and savings banks at the nearest corresprrndfng date thtft could be ascertained as $47,ajBy8Sf, which amount is not greatly less than one-half of the whole int rest-bearing debt. Similar frets have been also ascertained from returns made by.Stite hanks, savings-banks arid private bankers to tho Treasury Department hm the purposes of taxation, showing that the banks and bankers of the country, excius ve of Na tional bunks, held ah averatre amount of United States lsnds during six months ended May -'J., h'SCmsTo Bows: savings-banks. $212,- 0. 8.7s:.': State hanks and trust compun.es, $23, 2H.4: 0; private bankers, $U,87n,75. The amount of bonds given in the returns to the Com miss oner of Internal Revenue, which is the amount invi sted mint.! States bones, and may Include premium as well as the principal of bonds. Is SHf.HSO.OOO more than tbe unioiiT.t obtained from returns to State of ficers. The difference is small, and tbe amounts obtained from one source serve to corroborate the general acc uracy of the re turns obtained trom 4 he otk nr. In referring to the distribution of coin and paper currency, the Comptroller says: "From November 1, to November 1, 1882. the production of gold by the mines of the t n it si states is estimate t at $ 3.-i59.021. and the amount f gold exported from tbe country in excess of the anr unt Imported has been $38.18,536. The difference, T 236,485, la the increase during tbe year. The Director of the Mint estimates that $2,700.0ji of this amount has been used in tho arts, leaving $4,538,485 aa the Increase in the stock of g I 1 rema'nfng in the country and available for circu'atjon. "The total excess of Imports of gold over ex ports from the date of resumption to Novem ber 1, 18H2, has been $I61.;11.578. and the bital gold product of tbe mints of tbe Un tod States for tbe same period Is estimated to have been $I47JiOi.OC1. 1 h is tbe first year since 187!i during which tbe exportation of gold has ex ceeded the importation. During tbe last two months September and Ocb ber, 18S2 the Im ports have, however, slightly exceeded the ex ports. " The amount of standard silver dollars coined during the year b is been $27,667,1 i.'i. and the total amount coin' d up to November 1, is2, s nee the passage of tbe law of Februa ry 28. 1ST, authorizing their coin re. has been $128.1L'fl,SM). The amount of gold coin held by banks January 1, leT9, was $46, i),000, and on November 1, 1882, $112, 000,000. Tbe amount of silver coin held bv these institutions at the same date was, respectively, $8,000 010 and $,000,000. and of currency. $167.0 0,000 and $134.ooi.mm. The gold coin held by the Trcaaury on January I, 1879. was 112.001,0 l. and on November 1. 182. $148.0)10,000; of silver at corresponding dates, $32,000,000 and $121,000,000; and of currency, $44.0 0.003 and $26,0 4,O0O making tbe gg gate amount of coin and currency held by the banks and the Treasury $52.447,473." A cntrtw law is enf orced at Alexandria by which all cafes, sho, a, places of amusement, and all movements of people on the streets after ten o'clock at night, are probiblted Tbe Enropeans find fault with tbo order, as it interferes with their custom of dining late and sitting at the cafes in the open air until nearly mldnighL In Naples are dug annually 305 burial pits, one for each day in the year. Dally tbe pau per dead are gathered by the city sothorities and thrown into tbe pit opened for tbe day's SACRIFICED HIS SOU. A Mormon Father Kills Ills Child While Laboring Coder Alleged Divine Inspira tion. JosiuhB. Smith, tho father who killed his boy because, he said, ha bad a revelation from tbe Lord to do so, is forty years old. He came to W stiniustor five years ago, and since then, with his wife arid family, has been picking up a monger subsistence try odd Jobs. Finally the family settled down to fish fig, establishing their horn ' on a desolate toland off the coast, which could only be reached by a boat. It Was seldom visited except hy hunters and fisher men, who hif -d too boat which . tho murdered boy hal caargd of, Tho murder was committed on tho 4th Jww., but Was not discovered until last Thursday, when a pirty of hunters who called out from the shore for the boy, were told by old man Smith that tho boy was dead, and that he had been insplr d by tbe Lord to kill his child. The hunting p-vrly secured the servioea of a younger bay. aud oooliy went on with their saort, only reporting the crime to tbe Outhorbl S that night. A constable and doctor went out next day to the scene of tho crime They drove down to tbe beach and thou tod to Smith, and ho rowed over to them. On mak ng tbe object of the visit known he gate himself up quietly. The mother and obi Iron were th u brought from the Island, nnd the entire family taken to Westminster Friday morning. Before the offloors arrived the boy had been Luried about thirty feet from the house. On arrival of the prisoner and family at Wea.m nter, an inquest was ordered, and Justice Aldridge, accompanied by Dr. James McCoy an 1 others, Sm th included, returned lo ihebt acb ami row,d across to the 'gland. Smith pointed out where tho body was buried, the grave was opened, a rough box, whicb the father hod made, was raised aud the lid lilted. The sight is described as most s ckenlnjr. Decomposition had set iq to such a degree as to render th moving of the body a d.tficu.t and ' disagreeable task. The un ion; r il parent looked on complacently and Spoke of the murder with no feeling. Finally, in reply to a question as to how ho struck tho blow, he stooped over the corpse, thrust his knife into it, and drow It out of tho cavity without a sign of emotion. The weapon was an e:g.:t-inch butcher knife. Mr. McCoy care fully examined the body, hut, aside from tho fatal cut, found no sign of any violence. One death -deal ing blow was struck Just in the cen ter of tbo chost, and with sufficient power to cut tho breast bone and enter to the full length of the blade, making a horrible gash, eight inches deep nnd four inch"S Ion j. A few woeks ago Smith gave up fishing, and, being asked why, replied that the Lord h id commanded it, and had piomised to hereafter provide for him. From tbat time on he baa made, and has commanded his family to make no effort to gain a livelihood. Tho boy, however, put no faith In his father's belief, and from time tn time pur based tea, sugar, etc., w.th his own mouoy. On the Wednesday Lofoie the murder the boy purchased and took home some sacks of Hour, which angered his father, and this wus found emptied upon tbo ground, tog ther w.th some other provisions, close to the s;wt where tbe murder was com mitted. Exceot a few grce-i apples, nothing eatable was found in the bouse. The crime was comm tfed about three hun dred yurds from the biuse. The Imy was taken out bebln 1 a clump of bushes, b th parents being .present. Thoy claim tbat ho knew te was to lie sacrificed, and mode no r sistaiico whatever, but calmly knelt before th in, ready to tie offered up. While in this position, tbe fatber struck tbe fatal blow. Ono of the first questions asked, on tho ar rival of tte family at Westminster, was whether they would make further saorifiees of their children, and both father and mother replied that IT the Lo d culled on them to sacrifice all, it would havo U be done. At the examination neither Smith nor bis wife made any effort to conceal anything, but told tbo whole story 1n Its horrible details. Smith pleaded guilty an charged, and was committed for trial on the charge of mur der. He is now im prist ned In Los Angeles, i'rom the first the murderer has shown no feel ing whntevor, and regards tbo crime no more than he would the k Illng of a hog. He has been quite a purchaser of Canada lottery tickets, and said tho Lord was going to send hitu money from Canada to pay for burying the boy. Tbo rumily are Mormons In good stand ng. 1 hoy have been considered eccen tric, but not crar.y. The mo'hor begins to feel great remorse, and to doubt the divinity of their inspiration. .San Francisco SvtcUA to St. Louut Globe-Democrat. Army Education. Washington, November 17. ..'.'.troil report of Chaplain Mulllnn, In charge of oduontlon In tho army, has reached the "Secretary of Wur. it shows that 105 mili tary posts and camps are supplied with teach ers, and the schools were attended during tho year by 1,600 enlisted men and 1,700 child en, At thirty-two posts there are no teachers. At 147 posts and camps there are libraries, with a total of 17,709 volumes, being two and one-hulf vo'umes to aitfi enlist -d man. In the gun s us the number of books circulated per month is 22,836, being an average of one and a half volume par man per month. A large number of paper and p riod eals ars also received a d placed in the reading-rooms, to which the average dally attendance numbers 4175. The report recommends the passage by Congress of a bdl iiuthori.ing the employment of 150 teach ers with rank and pay of Commissary Ser geants, $34 per month, with allowance for rations, room. etc. Chaplain Mulllns Joins In the recommendation of several officers that the system of compuls try odacarlon be en forced among a certain class of men. In ap p -tiling forJnrgcr appropriations for lights to tie used in th n'ght-school the Chaplain says tbat to furnish lights for colored schools re quires at least one-third more business than for the others. A Mother8 Heroism. PoTTSvir.r.it, Pa, November J7. At an early hour this morning a firs broke out 1n the resid noe of John Helper, a well-to-do farmer 11 ing In the WHUnmstown Valley, near Tower City. Mr. Mel. or was away from home. Mrs. Helpetand a x children were all n lied at tbe time. The crackling flames, which quickly spread and on enveloped the whole bull ling, awoke Mrs. Helper, who, con scious of the danger which surrounded her and ber I ami ly, rushed to the aid of tbe chil dren, who slept in different rooms. She suo ce iled In rescuing five of thorn. Almost ex hausted, she again entered the burning build ing for tbe sixth child, an interesting two-yeir-old boy, tbe youngest of tbe family. Bo fore she reached his bedside ail means of es cape were cut off, and both perished in tbe flames. When their chaired remains were found the child was locked in the mother1 anna. Mrs Helper was forty-five years of age. A Brave Blacksmith. A most heroic action, which, however, un fortunately resulted In the death of the hero, oocurrei at five ovioek faturday afternoon. A team of borsea attached to George Coats' flout be sdio frightened at tbe corner of St. Jo seph and Or mdelef streets. Madly tbe re fractory animals dashed up Carondotet street, dragging the heavy L'oat. used to remove Iron safes, behind them. At the corner of OalHope street they wheeled and ran out to Dryadea, thence to Clio street, where tbe fatal accident occurred. Two little boys were ptmylng m the 1 n et, so interested in their play that Ihey did ot notice the team coming rapidly up the treet and were unaware of their danger. John Metzler, a blacksmith, residing at No. 284 CsdJ ope street, saw the boys when the animals were almost upon them. He sprang into tbo street, s, isi one of tbe boys and threw blm oat of harm's way The other boy, aged thir teen years, named Dan Dowling, be next seized. The bone were upon them, but tbo heroic man thrust him out of tbe reach of tbe horses, while the wheels on the heavy vehicle iust grazed his side, only slightly Injuring b in. Metzler, however, whs struck on the head by the pole of tbe wagon and fell, the wheels of the fl at p issing over his stomach. He was conveyed to his home, and yesterday morning at e-rht o'clock was admitted to tbe Charity Hospital. He bad recel vesT such se vere intcrrud Injuries, however, that, despl to rhe skill of tbe physicians, he expired st eleven o'clock. N, O, Picauunt. FACTS AND FTfJtTRES. There are six eoifJ Biiaee working in Arkansas. Philadelphia is assessed fit f71, 483256 less than half of tho assessed value of New York City. Twenty years ao it re iuired Iivo tons of c al to make a ton of iron rails. Now a ton of steel rails may be pro duced from the ore with half that amount of coal. A (Jermiin arithmetician has beon calculatiufx the nrorerral0 number of combinat ions in the game of dconino s. and has shown them to bo 281, 52H, 211,840! Two players, playing four games in a minute, would oniv exhaust these combinations in 1 18,000,000 years. A year ago a Laramie plains cattle man was o'Vcred a Utah herd and raneh for $70,000, which oiler was roiei-D 1. Since that the Utah man sold -15.000 worth out of the herd, then so'.d the ranch for $4,500. afterward put 9.00; more into the herd, and then sold it fot $140,000. Chicago torn. -Bo ton is the largest market foi boots and shoes in tbe world. There were shipped during 1880 over 2,250,000 cases of Doots, shoes and rabbets to in terior and coastw so ports, the caes holding iroru twelve to seventy-five pairs per case, but containing, at a low estimate, over 60,000,000 pairs. botton 'ly an.se ript. The latest Russian census shows St, Petersburg and its suburbs possessed of a population of 927,467 in I0,92vl stone houses, 9,318 that are of wood, and 913 that are partly both. Tho city has 75 hotels, d'li) restaurants, 1,416 beer rooma. 170 srrost shops, 7t3 wine rooms, SM schools and 109,000 children between the ages of 7 and 16. Ground has been broken for the new Pension Office on Judiciary Square, Washington. The building is to be 40(1 by 200 feet and 75 feet high, and w4l accommodate l,.r;03 clerks and cost $400,000. General M. C Meigs thinks it will be finished in two tears. It will resemble one of the old Italian palaoua, but will bo built of brick and iron. It is said that the old post-office, which was sold in New York recently for $650,000, is probably tbe largest block of down-town property ever sold in this city at public sale. The lot comprises 19,800 square fect. Tho property has changed hands but three times in 155uyears. In 1727 it was pur chased bv the consistory of tho Ke formed Dutch Church, for $-',876, and it remained their property till 18(o. when it was bought by tho Federal Government for $260,000. N. Y. Independent- WIT AND WISDOM. Let well enough a loan and it will pay you back. When you fret ami funic at the pet ty ills of lilc remember that the wheel, which go r until without creaking last longest. N. Y. Herald. One of the best rules in conversa tion is. never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been h it unsaid. Swif t. A cow at Pittston, N. Y., ate up a section of a spring bed before her own er noticed that, she had a wiry appear ance. Some men arc so absent-minded, you know. fh-.troit Frre Pnas. A New York pnpor says: "Last night Gustavus Schwackheimer. a Ger man, attempted to eomruit Suicide," ett). The explanation that Gustavus is "a German" was necessary. Headers would have supposed that he was an Irishman from Tippcrary. Norriitown Herald. "Basrgago not allowed in the seat, sir." said the" conductor. "I havo no baggage in the seat," said the passen ger. "Aren't, those two valises yours ?" "Two valises! Why, I haven't any," arising from his seat. "Ohl ex. use me," sa:d tho conductor, and ho lit out, remarking: "Tho biggest feet I ever saw." Wo are told by a reelpo book thai "eggs may b kept in good order fo six months by dipping them into warm tallow, and after they are cool packing them in saw dual; cover with sawdust and make as nearly air-tight as possi ble, and pnt away m a dry. cool place " This costs bnt little more than twice as much as it would to throw away the eggs you have and buy fresh ones when you want 'em. N. Y. Post. Nothing is ever lost by being pleas ant and agi eeable. You ask for two pounds of steak- -no more, no less. One butcher grow's that he can't cut off lust two pounds, and you leave him, thor oughly vexed. At the next stall, tha man of meat hears your re met with unruffled visage, cute ofra pound and a half, slaps it into the scale and out again in double-quick time, rolls it up neatly, and says, with a sweet smile: "Just two pounds, ma'am." He is the man who succeeds, Chicago Tribuw. "What Is your business?" inquired a city merchant, of a country youth with whom he wa playing an Innocent game of euchre. "Oh. I m one of nature's humorists," replied the verdant lad. "I fail to cat .-h on," said the merchant, unconsciously dropping" into slang; what are you giving me?" "Just what I said, boss, responded the boy. "Well, what do vou mean by nature a humorist?" "Why, I tickle tbe ground with a hoc," explained the young granger, "and the earth smiles with plenty." The merchant passed, and the yout h made it spades. Japanese Kthics. There is one custom practiced ii Japan that is full of poetry and ut litj when a daughter is born to the family a tree is planted one of rapid growth and making wood of fine texture. At the time of the girl's betrothal tfie tree is cut and made into articles of furni ture suitable for housekeeping and of ornamental value. In the p. ace of the tree ttun used anolher is planted to commemorate the celebration of the nuptial period. Veneration for parents is held to be one of the cardinal virtues In Japan, and in fact reverence in that direction is the epitome of excellence. It is considered a fault to place one's self voluntarily in peril of death before the demise' of the parents, as thereby they are deprived of thu usual honors conferred upon the dead by the children. In case the chiM is taken before the parent a petition for pardon is made for the child for tho uninU-ntional fa"" The fidelity of families from all the members thereof is sublime, the will and desire of the parent being absolute law in the guidance of tho conduct of the child. Throughout the scope of all the religious teachings of the people of the fur East it is inculcated that ances tral worship and devotion bo filial duties are at the bast- of af! virtues, and that in default thereof all thu pains and penal ties are to be encountered that may be come the portion of the depraved after death. Yokohama Cor. San Francin Chronic.lt