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rUBLISIIED EVERY THURSDAY AT BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE. TEEMS OF ADVERTISING. titWiit One win arc of eight linos, fl.M for the first Insertion, an 1 79 cents for twh suusequen Insertion. One column, 1 year Half ' " 11B on Quarter - " .... JJ Eolith " ,J One " roths Hf 00 Half " " 22 Quarter " " 40 itKbth - " " One troths 70" Half - " Quarter " " Ilghth " " Special rate given on aiMli':ition. trAU busi ne letters must be atl dressed to OEORCE W. ARMISTEAD. G. W. ARMISTEAD, SUITOR AND PROPRIETOR. YKRWg OF SrBSCRIPTIONi For on yar (In advance) VOL. XVIII. NO. 36. BOLIVAR, TENN., THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1883. $1.50 per Annum. ,1 BO rur slx uiomns...... ...... 1 uw NEWS IX BRIEF. Compiled from Various BtOMh PKRSOWAl. AND POLITICAL Tut death, at Circleville, )., of Mrs.' 1,'iry (Jiik Ookkh. aunt "f Mrs. ex-Presi-. deal Haven, has BJMM announced. Pakmblx has announced that if the projectors of the Irish Convention, to he netd at. Philadelphia, Pa., would postpone it until autumn he might lie able to attend. Prohibition constitutional amend BMUta have boon detested in the Conuecti" CHt Senate anil the Mew Jersey House of Rnpi nanjslel i i jl ' KHN Vl TO IMA has trout to ( Jsboriie. Owing WUb trouble with her knot she was nimble W WSlB nnd hail to l? lifted into tlie Carriage. The route was carefully guarded. Mi'Miii'Ai, elections Mm hold in many t itles and lowsj in Illinois on the. 17th, the contests lieing mainly on local MM 'I'm. New York Senate has rejected motion to pay $15,000 to Mrs. Martha Wash ington, widow of lr. Ijawrrnre A. Wash ington, of pentson City, Tex., for the par chaso of .certain relies of ftaarne Washing ton. ; - Princess L r tsi-; and her husband, the laajPcraia of Lot bw left Bios ton the other eUBUtenj for Ottowa, Cana., which oity they n ucjjeil.the next ilay. The police force of the Dominion capital hail been strength ened by detectives from Toronto, in view oT Oh- aHoged possibility of Keniaii con spiracies against the (Queen's daughter, Kmi-kkdu William's recent message to the Dei-man Re icbstag calling for legisla tion in the Interest of tin; working classes 'is said to cover a military programme in spired iy distrust of France. " Si: ui.taky l-hKLfMiiii rsKN lias ex changed with the Spanish Minister ratifi cations of the trade-mark ami extradition treaties between the I nite.l States anil S hi in. , Ln.i.ir. I i:vkiu-.ai;. Blake ha l n elccteil president of the New York Woman Huffrage Association. The Ohio Democratic state Central Committee has decided to hold the next State Convention at ( Solnmbtts, Jane 21. TiOJuo Legislature adjourned sine tlie he h. . CHIMES AND CASUALTIES. A PIKE, starting in an alley at Chris lio,ivMd., the other morning, horned six t eeif KntMfngs, including the, ExprtM office ami the AffdfS- ottlce. The total loss was estimated nt ij-liw.oil'l; insurance, 90,800. A akwuo, who at Windsor, N. C-, r-mssly anttiWltnd a daughter of James Freeman recently, was cop tu rtd there and tuVcii from jail by a mob and hanged. Michael N.u:;iiton was arrested at Jersey City, N. J., the other night on the Change "f hftvtng crushed his wife's skull M n h a small shovel. TiMiiiiiv M alloy, the murderer of the late William Nesbit, a farmer at Tongue . .J'oilit, vv is hanged on tho Mth at Mon treal, Canu. Bank burglars plundered the vault of the Mi.'trojiolitnn Hank of New Orleans, L., the other night, after gagging the watchman. Tliev w en' unable to force the i u ucr safe and consequently pot little lmoty. Mu.s II. Zeii'I'kechTi wife of a drug gist " luliuiUe, Iowa, threw her daughter, six years of ago, into a deep well the other day and then jumped in herself. The woman was supposed to have been suffering from melancholia at the time of the occurrence. A Mr.AiviLi.K (Miss.) mob made . .short work of Tom Bailey, colored, the other Diorning. He had assaulted anegro girl, and after murdering her, threw her boily into a pond. A Kl'.w days ago Rev. John Schonck. n Catholic priest, was found dead in his room at Long Prairie, Minn., with a dis charged revolver by his side, it was thought lo be suic ide The Atlantic House, at Alhia. Iowa, was burned the other night, three boarders losing their lives in the flames. The prop ' arty loss was $$,000, A III vv gale wrecked four vessels oil' Victoria, P C., a few days ago. The hurricane lasted fifteen hours. One sailor was drew ncd. 'FjlBEK rafts upset in the great t:nk at Secumhrubad, India, While crowded. with natives engaged in a religious ccre niony t he othif day and sixty-two of them i were drownetl. .Iamls TitK.i-.r.iiwN- paid flie extreme penalty of the law at Morris! own, N. J., on tht l.sfh for the murder of Minnie Chirg v in at f ort Oram, JhneSO, IMS. turn lariO'st fire in the history ot Huntington. W. Va., occurred at that place the ottier niht, destroying $10,000 worth of iiixpcrty, rendering homeless fifteen or twenty families anil leaving but four buildings standing on a block tn feet njassret t)N the isfh the case of Daniel Cur Icy, on trial tor the rh.cnix Park ( Ireland) murders was concluded, the accused being convicted and sentenced to be hanged May IS. In the southern pari of the Choctaw country, the other day, Vnited States Mar shal l. II. Lyman was surprised ami naur dered by desperadoes who wei-e lient on rescuing Rome men linder arrest. EitHii KKN Nihilists were convioaed Oil the tfith in St. Petersburg, Russia, six Ik- inr sentenced to death. In a cavo-in of the gangway Tunnel Colliery, at Ashland, Va. if th b davs afro, one house disappeared. The Parliament buildings at Quebec, Cana., were destroyed by tire on the 18th. Herman Haktxan, 11 Rhoades, Orant Moore and Wilt were drowned near Willifcnspart. Pa., a few day ago by the cayatehKI f 'heir boat. Booth EdwakdH, conftaed in the Hart Otmnty (Ky.) Jail under sentence to lie haaged May IS for the murder of Arch Long, test December, shot hisaauif through the heat! the ottier day, dying instantly. It w as not know n how he obtained the pistol. BHSCEI-1. VNEOU3. Thk trestle work of the Boston. Hoo aae Tunnel it Western Railway Company's crossing at Saratoga Lake, N. Y.. was sub merged by Ugh water On the 17th and two freight trains abandoned, ffigh-watt raise caused consideriHile d Unsge at Mechanlee ville and other noiltte sloii;; the Hudson. Sk.vlkal baildiaga in Rochester. N. Y., had fallen down within u day or two lvcentlv, and the fire Marshall had con cludedto enforce the ordinances relating to insecure structures. Several narrow es capes from death were innde. Cuasi 1. Law is, of Sierre Leone, has written the Department of State that the Importers of leaf tobacco from the United States complain that it is dishonestly packed ;that the hogsheads on heing opened are found to contain a great deal of refuse tobacco: that from twenty-five to fifty per cent, of all Imported is not according to sample, ami that this in partictQarly the case with Kentucky tobacco. He urges more careful inspection of tobacco before ship- rnfnt. A TEW days ago a dynamite car tridge was found in the basement of a Brooklyn (N. Y.) factory in which one hundred girls were employed. FiKTKKN Arkansas convicts escaped the other day from n plantation below Helena, where they were working under lease. All but live were recaptured. The remainder hail gone South. Thk Mexican (lovernmenl has an nounced that there was no obstacle to the acquirement of land in that country by cit izens of the United States. At London, Eng., on the 16th, Ber nard nailsglM II was charged with being connected with the dynamite conspiracy prisoners. Counsel for the crown stated he would prove the prisoner was a brother of Dr. tiallaghor, one of the men arrested at I.ambeth, anil that he had fretpiently been visited by him and Curtin. Oallagher was remanded. The prisoner before leav ing Glasgow informed the police that he was confident he could clear himself of the charges. Tiikke wore twenty thousand dock laborers on a strike at Marseilles, France, the Other dav and the number was increas ing. Shipping was at a standstill. .It iu;k fttanfr. of Cincinnati, h:us decided that pigeon-shooting as commonly practiced in tests of skill in marksmanship comes within the purview of the law against cruelty to animals. The lumbermen of Wisconsin, it now appears, will have a full supply of logs this season, although the prospect a month ago was that there would be a considerable shortage. MART K. Sciif.xly has brought an action in ejectment against the city of Pittsburgh, Pa., to recover a tract of land Used by the city for wharves, valued at over $1,000,000. Thk Treasury Department at Wash ington has been informed that a quantity of vine cuttings from China have been im ported into the Port of New York which the custom-house otlicers think were in fected with phylloxera. 1'kkem an, who it will be remembered claimed to be Inspired two years ago to oiler his little daughter as a sacrifice at Poeasset, Mass., and who killed his child, was recently declared perfectly sane and would be arraigned for murder. He says his Inspiration came from the devil. Thk largest eigar manufacturing firm at Covington, Ky., has agreed to give their cifjar makers an increase of one dollar per thousand after May 1. Carpenters at New York City have also secured an advance in w ages to .;.,)0 per nay. I ne painters were seeking a similar advance. QnoBCHZ Si'Hellkk, who was accused of getting lire to the Newhall House, lately burned at Milwaukee, Wis,, has been ac quitted. The total production of pig-iron in I SS2 was 5,17S,122 tons, and of this Pennsyl vania produced 2,44'.t,-jrsi tons, or nearly half. Is Philadelphia, Pa., Casper Young helm, who threw a bomb into the room where August Oocckel, his son-in-law, was working, has lxen fined -toOO and sentenced to hiiprisenment for three years. In the trial of Curiey, at Dublin, Ire land, James Carey testified on the 17th that after the murders in PhosniX Park he was detailed to watch the movements of Kavauagh, the car-driver, whom Curiey wanted murdered to prevent his turning State's evidence. Testimony of several wit nesses conflicted badly. A special from Calabasas. Ariz., on the 17th, stated that a prospector was chased within three miles of that place by Indians. The town was surrounded by camp-tires, and signaling had been going on all tiny from the surrounding mountains. The citizens were mounted and awaiting an attack. An examination of the stock of corn in the elevators at St. Louis, Mo., the other day was said to show a better condition of the grain than is usual at this time of year The liabilities of James Marshal A: Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa., who failed recently. It is said will reach $1,909,010. A Box, said to contain explosives, was found alongside the Cathedral at Salis bury, Eng., the other night, and a guard of police was immediately placed around the building. Fori: hundred tanners of Allegheny City, Pa., held a meeting the other even ing and decided to strike against a re duction of one dollar )er Week on wages, which employers had decided to insist Upon. Railroad coal miners also held a meeting but their prticeiMjings were with held. C APT AW O'Buikn. of the 'id Cavalry, the other day captured sixty-nine ( 'rec In dians from Canada near .Fort Assinaboine. in Northern Montana, taking their ponies from them. The Indians were lieing held as prisoners, pending orders from head quarters as to the disposition to be made of them. Cufpokd Lloyd's investigation of the murder conspiracy in the Crusheeii Dis trict is said to have resulted in disclosure-, by members of the association relative to the organisation of numerous assassination leagues throughout Ireland, professedly bv authority of the Land League. The Crusheen branch, according to one witness, had caused at least nine most atrocious murders. Anotiikk Invincible charged with complicity in the Phieuix Park murders has been arrested at Lndon, Kng. His name w as Kngene Kingston. He made a desper ate effort to escape. An unprecedented rise in the Me nominee River was reported from Menomi nee, Wis., on the ISth, ami considerable damage was being done along its banks. The flood was seriously affecting a large portion of the lumbering districts. Kei'knt dispatches indicated that the murderous Apaches would lie cornered be fore t he hunt was given up. It was said the Son Carlos Reservation Indians would j Uike the field to help run them down. Thk testimony in the star-mail route case at Washington was all in on the ls h ami the argument would begiu at one '. The indictments against ex-Senator Kel logg and Thomas J. Brady were returned on the same day. Twkn ty-skven hundred Kuropcan immigrants landed in Baltimore, Mil., on , the isth inst. Pott a shots were reported to hac been ti ret I about midnight on the ISth at a poUcemaartei duty at Kideau Hall, Ottawa, , Cana. A detachment of Toronto police was on duty there, ami they flared not leave the building, as it was thought the shots were Intended as a decoy. The heaviest entry of cattle ever made at Brownsville, Tex., was that of some Colorado parties who on the ls:h im ported 30,000 head of cattle valued at -'iV noo. The possible blockade of Chinese ports in the event of hostilities against the French in Annani was beginning to attract attention on the ISth to the affect of such a state of affairs upon German, British and American commerce. The amount of bonds redeemed to the 18th inst. under the Treasury circular in regard to the prepayment of bonds em braced in the 120th call was i,MS,.W. The High Commissioner of Canada, in an address in London, Eng., recently, maintained that a tariff was necessary in any new country. Loom Michel, tin; French Socialist, has been committed for trial at the next Paris Assizes on the charge of inciting to riot. She will conduct her own defense. A k ei'ort has been received by the National Board of Health, saying that the cholera which prevailed to an alarming ex tent in China, Japan and India some time ago has disappeared. A report has also been received that small-pox is raging in Rio de Janeiro. "The French occupied Porto Negro and Loango, on the River Congo, Africa, a few days ago. The natives protested to the Captain of a Portuguese cruiser, who in turn protested to the French commander. A conflict was not improbable. Henry M. fttl-V-as there with his elephant rifle, i ft theTnterest of Portugal. j MrtngaL The action brought by Miss Mary E. Schenlay to obtain possession of wharf : property at Pittsburgh, Penn., of the value of nearly f2,0(X),000 has been nonsuited. ABOUT three hundred cowboys in the Texas Panhandle wore reported on a strike on the 19th, and threatened to kill any new men w ho came in. A pakty of burglars invaded the town of Essex, Mass., mounted on noiseless hi cycles the other night, entered a number of houses, and rode off with considerable plunder "w ithout having awakened any of i the inhabitants. The dynamite operators, Norman, ' Dal ton, Wilson, Dr. Oallagher, Bernard 1 Gallagher, Curtin, Ansburgh and White head, were arraingod in London, Eng., on I the l!th. Norman, one of the defendants, tmued State's evidence and testified dl- j rectly to show that Whitehead and some of the others were in a conspiracy to blow up public buildings. The witness' real name J is James Lynch. He also said several of ! the dynamite organizations were formed in New York. Robert Moykks, of Wythe ville, Va., j refuses to leave that town on a warning from the men who lynched Bob Crockett a tew days since. Seven hundred recruits were on the j way to fill up the companies engaged in the Indian campaign on the Mexican bor- ! tier a few days ago. General Crook, with B force of troops and scouts, would co-op-arate in a movement by Mexican forces across the border. KINGSTON, the alleged Irish Invinci ble arrested on the ISth inst., is said to have been for some time the head-center, of the organization. OWING to a threatened strike of bakers at Vienna, Austria, the other tlay, a bread famine was feared. Timothy Kelly, charged with par ticipating the murders of Cavendish and Burke, was placed on trial at iHfblin, Ire land, on the tilth. Sullivan and Mclnerney were appointed to conduct the defense, Dr. Webb and Adams having by request been relieved from defending the accused. The evidence was mostly a repetition of that given In the cases of Brady and Curiey. The Fitzhugh levee, five miles below Helena, Ark., in process of reconstruction, gave way the other night, the break being 2IK) yards wide. This crevasse increased the overflowed area of the country one third. NEGOTIATIONS have been completed at Boston, Mass., for the purchase of the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroatl by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Company! A DISPATCH from St. Paul, Minn., on the 10th, said the water was high in nearly all the Northwestern streams, and a good deal of scattered and incidental damage had been done through the general diffusion of the spring rise. Some streets and cellars had been flooded at Sioux City. Consider able alarm was felt at Jamestown and other points along the James River. The waters of the Red River were spreading over the level valleys above, causing destructive floods and unfitting the soil for the summer crops. Th! most destructive rises had lieen in Wisconsin streams tributary to the Upper Mississippi. At Eau Claire bridges had been carried away and more or less damage had been done all along the Chip pewa, Wisconsin and Black Rivers. At Downsville, below- Menomonee, the Menomo nee River had changed its course and cut a new channel, carrying away a new shingle and planing-tnill, a store building, the Chippew a Valley Depot, sleeping barracks and one dwelling house. LATE NEWS ITEMS. At a tire in Sacramento, Cal.. the Other inornir.g several persons were killed anil twelve wounded by the fall of a roof. A Lonimin syndicate is reported to have bought 1,000,000 acres of land In Za oatecas, Mexico. The London (Eag.) Stawtord thinks the day will come when miscreants like CP Donovan Rosa will be hunted from both continents. The American Express Company's Agents at Milwaukee, Wis., discovered that a package shipped from Newark, N. J.. a few days ago contained twenty-five I ounds of j llBSllh IT The package bore no mark to indicate its contents. In the trial of Kelly, at Dublin, Ire land, on the Mfch, for the Phcenix Park murders, the defense endeavored to estab lish an alabl. The case was given to the jury and they failed to agree. A new trial would be had. A r.vKTY of tramps took possession of the bridge at Brainard, Minn., the other day, and extracted toll from all whopased. The Sheriff and posse took the field and captured eight. Two officers and one tramp were wounded in the fight. Milw vi kee's only female lawyer was Sued fifty dollars a few days ago for throwing a glass of water in the judge's face. Sikamkks from Liverpool, Enp;., on the '-ttth for the Tinted States and Canada carried nearly 'J.OiKl emigrants. The body of liagl il lienneke, who mysteriously disappeared from Milwaukee, Wis., October Mth. and for whom diligent search had been matte in different parts of the country since, was found in the river at Milwaukee, a few days ago. Kike on the 20th burned out three wholesale linns at New Orleans, La., caus ing a l"ss of $200,009, and a lumber mill a few miles from Texarkana, Tex., valued at $200,000. The constitutional prohibitory amend ment has loen defeated by the Pennsyl vania House of Representatives. K.dwakd NoOK, the first man in the Cnited States to puddle Iron, died at Youngstown, O., the other afternoon of paralysis, aged eighty-one years TlIK business, failures throughout the United States and Canada for the seven davs ended on the iOth numbered 'JtC, as compared with 1!S for the week previous. An cti n si ve conflagration was racing at Delhi, India, on the 20th. Two thousand houses had been destroyed and a great nuiulter of families were destitute and homeless. At Hamburg, Germany, on the same tlay. three of the largest oil ware houses in the city were burned, fifteen thousand hundred weight of oil being consumed. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. . H. Russell, United States Mar shal for the Western District of Texas.late ly convicted at San Antonio of presenting false accounts, has been sentenced to the Penitentiary for two years. While putting a roof on a new stable lieing erected by Mann Foster, at San An tonio, Tex., fifty feet of roof fell in the oth er day, seriously injuring three tinners who were engaged on the work. The steamer Merida with 10 passen gers from Vera Cruz collided with a schooner and was so much injured that she had to lie beached in Hampton Roads. No lives w ere lost. Piak-eyg eras reported to be raging in certain parts of Arkansas recently. Sev eral valuable horses had died, and great apprehension was felt among stockmen. 1,11 """" w .m...,m.. . decided that, the Secretary of State having ti c s-1 . . . m : . . : i. . . declared Manning elected to Congress from the Second District, the cjurt has no juris diction of the suit of t'halmers for a writ of mandamus, and that the question as to whether Manning or Chalmers was legally elected must be decided by Congress. J. M. Robinson, lately a Deputy United States Marshal, has been found guilty in the United States Court at At lanta, Ga., on nineteen counts of an indict ment for falsifying his accounts. Owing to a deficiency io the appro priation for the payment of expenses, all witnesses and defendants in the South Carolina election cases have been dis charged from further attendance at this ! term of the United States Court. The following charters have been filed with the Secretary of State of Texas recently. The Central Elevator Company, -of Dallas; capital stock. $99,000. The Cor pas Christi & Nueces Valley Railroad, with hesshpisi lifil I at Corpus Christi; capital stock, $4,000,000, divided in shares of 11,000. The line of this road and telegraph to lie as ' follows : Beginning at Corpus Christi, in Nueeee County, running in a northerly di- 1 rection to some convenient point at or near Uvalde, in Uvalde County, on the Southern Pacific section of the Galveston, Harris- ' burg Sc San Antonio Railway, through the Counties of Nueces, San Patricio, Bee or ' lave Oak or both, McMillen, LaSalle, Trio, Seavilla and Uvalde. In all the distance is not to exceed 200 miles. An exodus of cattle began from South ern Texas a few days ago. Seventy-fivo thousand head would be taken over the railways from Milhern to Wichita Falls. Two hundred and fifteen trains would be required to move the herd. John R. Lynch, Chairman of the Mis sissippi Republican State Committee has called a meeting of the leaden of different parts of the State at Jackson, June 12. Chalmers has called a meeting of Republi- cam July 4. Buffalo gnats are beginning to disap pear from lately infected districts of Ar- i kansas under the influence of the clear weather and increasing warmth. Of the six little negro children pois oned at Dermott Station, eighteen miles from Arkansas City, Ark., recently, by using strychnine instead of salt at a play dinner they had cooked, four have since died. The others were likely to recover. While Mike MeCabe was digging a well at Louisville, Ky., the other day and when at a depth of fifteen feet, the walls caved in, burying him beneath about nine feet of earth and sand. After the body had been partly unearthed, but before he could be released, the poor fellow called for a priest, and one being summoned was low ered into the pit and confessed the unfor tunate man, wdio was thought to be in ex tremis. When removed prompt medical i aid was extended and it was believed the man might recover. At Fort Worth, Tex., the other after noon two children, Willie White, aged five years, and Minnie Howard, aged seven, got j into a large dry goods box on an empty lot, playing what they called jail. The boy i was supposed to have lighted a match, which caught the dry hay in the box, when ! both children were burned to death in a i few minutes. A number of persons stood I on the street and saw the box burning, but i did not suspect the children were in it. Judge McDonald. Mayor of Athens. Tex., died a few days ago. The recent municipal election in Athens resulted in the election of a colored Mayor, City Attorney . and Marshal. All the Alderman were white men, who refused to qualify and j serve with the colored portion of the city Government. The colored oflicers-eleCt never came forward to demand possession 1 of the offices to which they hail been elected, and it was understood that the old officers ! would continue in office another term. But 1 the death of Mayor McDonald has compli j catetl matters. The rightful Mayor is a full- blooded African, who is a waiter in tho Dean Hotel. He says he will not have the office so long as there is any objection to ! him, although he was elected by white votes. Recently a child died in the family of a man named Westbrook, at Graysville, Ga. Soon thereafter other members of the family were stricken with a singular dis ease. A few days ago the mother ami four children died, and the next day two more children, making seven memliers of the same family, were lying dead at the same time. Only one memlicr was left, the father, who was crazed with mingled fear and grief. It was not known of what dis ease they died. (Jilbert Bros., tobacconists, Atlanta, Ga., have failed, with estimated liabilities of$MyQQ9; assets, rJu.iKHi. Early the other morning, at Mont gomery, Ala., William Dorsey mistook his wife for a burglar and shot her fatally. The failure of Dillingham fc Wuerget, general cotton and produce brokers, New Orleans, La., has lieen announced. Henry A. Lewis, of Wichita Falls, Tex., has been granted a patent on a new stock car. The Texas Legislature has adjourned. A dispatch from Lynchburg. Va., savs a freight train on the Norfolk & West ern Railroatl was derailed the other day and several cars wrecked. Fireman Gil more and Engineer Michael Spillan were killed. The track was maliciously ob structed. August Klappenback, for many years Postmaster at Castroville, Medina County, Tex., and who had lieen suffering from heart dDease, took his accustomed walk the other morning and did not return. Search was made and his tiody found in Medina River. A fig-tree growing at Harrodsburg, Ky., is bearing fruit. W. Loe Chang 41 Co., Chinese mer chants of Waynesboro, Ga., whose prop erty in that town was recently destroyed by a mob, have petitioned the Chinese Min ister at Washington for redress against the United States Government. Twelve armed tramps captured a freight train on the Chesapeake & Ohio Road, at Olympia, Ky., a few days ago, and ordered the conductor to take them to Lexington. The conductor started the train, having first telegraphed the situation to Mount Sterling, where officers arrested the tramps. A TORNADO. Destructive Hale and Rain Storm In the West antl South. OZAKK, Ark., April 16. At nearly one o'clock Saturday morning a disastrous tornado struck White Oak. a sta tion on the Little Rock & Fort fhiiith Railway, ten miles west of this town. The wind blew from the southwest, and the forco was beyond the power of description. The sides of tlie mountains, which before the storm were covered with trees, now show none standing, even the oaks being snapped in twain like pipe-stems. After this came a hail-storm, which lasted till the ground was covered with ice. Many stones were nearly as large as hens' eggs. F. II. Risor, the postmaster, lost his store ana residence and probably most of the mail. Three hundred dollars in currency was also scat tered by the winds,eighty-nine dollars lieing found. He was seriously injured about the spine. L. R. H. Wallace's resi dence, stable and store, occupied by J. E. Cox, were leveled, as were also the resi dences of J. C W.. Murray and all others at that place. The storm averaged three miles in width. It came from the south of the river, at a point near White Oak. The tel egraph wire was blow n down for nearly four miles, and no fence ran be seen anywhere. Trees two and three feet in diameter were uprooted, broken and twisted like tw igs. One more thaw two feet thick lay over the railroad track, the iron rail beneath It broken in pieces. Pile after pile of great railroad ties were found blown around as if they had been matches, and a ear-load of lumber had been emptied, the side-stakes broken short off. Reports of destruction of property and loss of life come from every direction. At Gay's Mill, two miles west, one smah residence is all that remains standing. F. J. Lewis' house and half a dozen others are In ruins. A storm of such severity was never lefort know n here. The tornado reached Conw ay. Faulkner County, on the same railway, at three p. m., from the northeast. No one was killed, but several were badly injured. Omaha, Neb.. April 10. The storm has prostrated nearly ever) telegraph line west of the Mississippi River, and in consequence railway trains have to run cautiously for lack of orders, and have failed to make time. Some damage by hail and wind is repotted from different sections, but owing to the lack of communi cation little can be learned. Several build ings in this city have been undermined by washouts, and one brick building was com pletely wrecked. Topeka, Kas., April 16. A wind-storm of more than usual violence prevailed here for thirty-six hours, blowing down trees and unroofing many light buildings. Reports received here in dicate that the storm has extended to the interior of the State, and in some localities was eery severe. The wind was accompanied by sharp lightning with light falls of rain, the air being very' cold. A few miles west of here a boy named McGonigle was struck by lightning and instantly killed. Davenport, la., April 16. A very severe storm of wind and rata, ac companied by vivid lightning, swept over this region Saturday afternoon, doing BOOM damage to fences and outhouses. A section hand employed on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, one mile southwest of the city, attempted to seek shelter under a freight-ear standing on a side-track, and was in the act of crawling beneath it when he was struck by lightning and instantly killed. Jkkfeiison City. Mo., April 10. A wind-storm here Saturday afternoon unroofed the residence of the jailer and tore away the porch and tin roof of one of the largest business buildings in the city. No injury to life or limb is reported. A heavy rain fell at the time of the wind, which seemed to be a part of a cyclone that may Imve done much da.nage elsewhere, as a roaring high in the air seemed to indicate that the fiercest part of the storm must have i p;issed over us antl struck elsewhere. St. I'Atu., Minn., April ML The storm has cut off all telegraphic coin- I munication with the West and North fur ther than llralneid, in this State. A Singular Romance n.U.TIMORB, April Ifi. It seldom happens in real life that a young lady three years after leing enveloped in her burial shroud and placed in a coffin as dead becomes a bright and happy bride, yet such a singular romance has just been de veloped here. A few evenings ago occurred the marriage of Miss Mary Griffith, daughter of the late John A. Griffith, a former prominent mer chant of this city, ami Mr. Vivian NeaL The bride is a beautiful young lady oi about twenty-one summers, and for the last two seasons a belle in Baltimore society. Three years ago when the young lady was residing in Cincinnati she had a terrible fall down a' flight of stairs and received injuries which were considered fatal. Several prom inent physicians called to see her, and pronounced her case hoieless. One day the young girl grew much worse, fell into a comatose state, and, as it was thought, died. The body was prepared for burial ami exjiosed for two days in acasket to the view of friends. The day ot the funeral arrived, and, at the appointed t ime, the carriages and hearse drove up to the door. Just as the coffin was being closed it was noticed that the life-like appearance of the supposed coipse became more pronounced, and there were slight signs of returning vitality. A physician was called, and after an hour ot so Miss Griffith returned to consciousness. The solemn gathering was turned into one of joy. Tlie young girl recovered rapidly, and has since been in better health tlum ever before. A Cannibal Convicted of Murder. Lake Citt, Col., April 16. The jury in the case of Alfred G. Packer, charged with murdering five companions in the San Juan country in 1872, returned a rerdiet of guilty. A motion for a new trial on the ground that the murder was commit ted on an Indian reservation, and that there fore this court has no jurisdiction, has been made. A party of six men organized in'Utah In 1872 to prospect for gold and silver in South ern Colorado. While in the vicinity of the present site of Lake City, blinding storms coming on, they lost their way and the food gave out. For days together they lived on rosebuds. The men became desperate and some crazed. While his companions were in this condition l"acker deliberately fell upon and butchered the whole party, and for several weeks lived on flesh cut from their bodies. Packer, in the course of the trial, related the experiences of the party from their set time out in Utah, closing with the most sick ening details of the murder, and subsequent feastintc on human flesh, claiming the killing was done in self-defense. Tlie evidence shows that each memler of the party, ex cept Packer, peaaaamd quite a large amount of money, ujKn which the ghoul lias since been living. After nine years' wandering, he was captured a few weeks since near Fort Fetterman, Wyoming. Numi -vnatiral. New York, April 18. A numismatical collection from Philadel phia, which included a fine set of United States dimes and half-dimes, some rare pat tern pieces and a collection, almost com plete, of Confederate notes, was sold at auc tion In this city recently for very good prices. The highest price was paid for a half-dime of 1804, which brought S400. Coins of this date are so rare that even the cabinet of the United States mint is without a speci men. Miss Stella Agard and Master nenry Calk ins, both aged about sixteen, ran away from their homes in Rockford, 111., and were niar heU in Beiiot, Wbir DARING ROBBERY. Tlie Xlclit Watchman of the Metropolitan Bank of New Orleans (Jagged and Over 50.000 in Cash and Valuables Taken. Nsw Orleaxb, April 17. The Metropolitan Bank, at the corner of Canal and Chart res streets, was robbed yes terday morning by a gang of professional burglars. Tlie work was executed in tho best style of the burglar's art, and tlie char acter of the tools left behind by the cracks men bear evidence to the fact that the job was done by men at the head of the pro f csi, n. As" Red" LoaiJ was reported down lu re a short time ago, he is credited with having bad something to do with the matter. The burglars forced their way into a vacant house on Chartres street early Saturday even ing, and bored their way through next door. From this house they attempted to cut their way through a brick wall into tlie bank, but having worked at this all Saturday without success, they gave the job up. They then descended into the back yard of the bank, and cut their way through the thick Iron door which led into the building. This must have been done early Sunday night, as the night watchman, E. Cautlni, entered the hank about nine o'clock. He was seized by three masked men. He resisted, but was struck upon the head with a sharp instrument, rendered senseless, and gagged. The burglars then attacked the vault and drilled several holes in it. At two o'clock in the morning they blew open the vault, the ex (ilosion being very loud, and, as Cau tini. who had recovered his senses, declares, breaking the glasses In the building and extin guishing the lights. Within the vault were two safes, the loose change of the bank, its pledges, and the boxes of the deositors. No attempt was made to open these safes, nor were the pledges touched. The bank's money, mainly silver, was tied up In bags, but one of these bags, containing $1,000, w as left in one corner of the building and another with ?"00 thrown in the gutter at the corner. Altogether the burglars se cured only 92,600 of the bank's money, all in silver. But in the boe,4 of the deposit ors they reaped a rich harvest, the exact amount of which is as yet unknown, and will be "Unknown until each of the depositors has lieen inter viewed. There were fifty of these boxes in the bank, all of which were ransacked and all the valuables removed from them. The boxes were mainly owned by foreigners Creoles and Germans and many contained large sums of money. One owned by a fruit-dealer is rc)Krted to have had $30,000 m cash ana t2U,ouu m diamonds, anu others are known to have held smus of $5,000 and $10,000 each. The loss is estimated at anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000. It will probably ho about midway between the two sums. The bank refuses to give any account, and will not give even the names of the owners of the robbed boxes. The robbery was very leisurely and coolly performed, the burglars, who where rive In number, enjoying a sup per in he President's room and leaving tlie building about daybreak by the side door. The robbery was discovered some hours later by a policeman, who entered the building ttiid found Cautlni gagged and bound on the lloor. Cautini was roughly handled by the burglars, having received several cuts on his neck and face. He lost half a dozen teeth antl is injured about his neck and legs. His injuries, However, are pronounced not uan gerons. The robbery is mid to be due to the penny ales policy of the bank, which made Cautini perform the duties of porter, runner antl watchman. Several suits are threatened by depositors w ho have lost their valuables. The bank offers a reward of $2,000 for the capture of any of the burglars. The location of the robbery Is central and at the very moment Cautini en tered the building and was gagged several hundred persons were standing in front of it. A Heavy Failure. Pitts in; no it. Pa., April 17. Great excitement was created here yes terday over the announcement that the w ell known and generally supposed to lie finan cially solid iron-pipe manufacturing firm of Jamte Marshall & Co. had made an assignment for the benefit of their creditors to George J. Whitney, of this city, and that their lia bilities would reach fully $1,500,000, while their assets would fall short of this about $250,000. The news that the assignment had hatl been made spread like wildfire, and a short time thereafter was the whole topic of conversation in commercial and (inaucial circles. The cause of the failure was a too reckless speculation in pig-iron. Four years ago James Marshall, the senior member of the firm, became imbued with the idea that a heavy advance in pig-iron would bike pines in the near future, and he com menced purchasing extensively of that arti cle. Higher prices did not come, but he continued to buy heavily, thoroughly confi dent that he would soon realize largely, but m this he was wofully dtsappotated, Just when the market began to look up the long strike of last year set in. and this w as followed by a period of dullness, which was augmented hy the uncertainty in regard to the action Congress would take on tlie tariff question. The passage of the bill did not improve trade, and for months the con cent has been borrowing money on the Im mense stock of iron it had in the warehouse of the Union Surnige Company. Finding that failure was inevitable, and that the lest they could do tliey could only stave off the crash for a time, thew concluded yester day to make an assignment, and the deeds were placed on record in the Recorder's office. The Town of Ztimhrota Falls, Minn., Partially Destroyed by a Cyclone. St. Pact,, April 18. A cyclone struck Zumbrota Falls, Waba sha County, Friday night, totally wrecking tlie following named structures: A new bridge which cost the county abont $5,000 (the previous one having lieen destroyed by a hurricane), Andrew Sehrader's barn.John W. Dellfe' w agon shop and a contiguous black smith shop, and a harness store in which the post-oflice was InesML The front windtrws of the Suggs House were smashed and the kitchen Unrooted From the Suggs to the river the fronts of tlie houses on both sides of the street were crushed In. The store of Dr. H. N. Iers was badly dam aged and the good.- somewhat injured, as were also J. Carr's restaurant and Hyde's Hall. The school-house of District No. ninety-two was unroofed and moved some five feet from its foundation. A wagon box was blown from Dale's shop through the side of Haradon's house, smashing every thing in the room, and Mrs. Haradon was slightly injured by a cupboard falling on her. MoviiiK north, the storm played havoc with some stacks of hay on the farm of N. C. ltadahaugh. and moved from its founda tion a new building on tlie old Radubangh homestead. The Postal Money-Order System. Washiwgtos, April 17. The modifications made in the postal money -order system authorized by Congress at its last session are to go into effect about September 1. The act left it disruetionary with the Postmaster-General as to the time when the new rates should begin, but speci fied that it should be within six months from the approval of the measure by uV Presi dent, which was (riven March 8. Tlie gix months' limit will expire September 8, though it is found impracticable to make the proposed changes before the first of that month. The new law provides for "postal notes" for sums less than five dollars, which arc to cost three cents. The fees for money orders of greater amounts are also reduced quite largely. Rev. George Howe, D. D., L. L. D-, President of the Southern Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Columbia. S. C, Is dead. RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL. --Recent discoveries of very ancient copies of the Old Testament Scriptures in Hebrew and Hebro-Russian have been made at Yemen, in Arabia. Notwithstanding Texas has a mag nificent school fund and a surplus of f&fiOO.OOO in the treasury, her public Schools are in session only live or iiix mouths of the year. The receipts of the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia for the past year amounted to $30,897.96 including interest on the John A. Drown fund. The disbursements were $29, 4(57. 74. The Ladies Aid Society of the hospital received during the year $2,167.49. There have been AGe' patients treated at the institution. --The excellent painting of "St Paul in Chains," by Murillo, which was placed in St. Paul's Cathedral in Cincinnati, many years ago, at a cost of $2.5, (HK), has been ruined. The sexton, in trying to place a screen over it on Saturday, slipped from the scaffolding which he had erected, and fell through the pic ture to the lloor. fifteen feet below. The new Compulsory Education law of Rhode Island requires that every ', child between the ages of seven and ti f- tien years shall have sixteen weeks of j schooling each 3 ear. No child under twelve is to be allowed to work in any 1 manufactory, and no one under four- I teen who cannot write his name, age and place of residence, or read some j part of the State Constitution. "Away then.'" said Prof. Parish to the twenty-five young women to whom he was giving diplomas as graduates of the Philadelphia Woman's Medical Col lege, "with the fallacious reasoning that a woman may with propriety devote her capabilities to the study of the lily or the rose, the spider or tlm beetle, but cannot study man, the noblest work of God." About twf years ago. one native Chinaman in the village of Kokei. China, was the solitary follower of the Christian religion among the dwellers in that place. Through his influence and that of the ministers, a neat little chapel has been built, which now has thirty church members and over liftv regular attendants on worship. The native Christians have contributed two thirds of what the building cost. They now carry on their Sunday services themselves, and provide for the ex penses. The Supreme 'ourt of Pennsylvania has decided in a certain suit that a Catholic Driest cannot recover salary from his bishop. " A religious organi zation which forbids its priests to do secular work," the Judge remarked, "ought to provide for their support; but when the attempt is made to enforce (lie payment of a salary, a contract lias to be shown. If the priest relies upon the church to give him a living, he must invoke its aid. rather than the court's, if he seeks redress.?' A Migh-Priced Stamp. A-private sale of a Brattleboto stamp was recently made iu this city for a price which may or may not be the largest ever given for a piece f,I papei an inch square, but which was certain ly without any warrant in reason. The story is one which will appeal to all collectors. In 184fi the post nasters Of certain cities Issued stamps -by authori ty while waiting a supply from the de partment. Of the Brattleboro issue eight hundred were printed, and hall were burned. Considering the nature ami uses of post age-stamps it would seem nearly as hopeless Ut raise the dead as to lind one of those four hun dred after the lapse of a quarter of a century. No sane man would attempt it, and the problem is enough to destroy the last distinction between a collector' antl a lunatic. While others Searched for the stamps, one shrewder than the rest looked for the engraver. He found him alive in Springfield. He had still seven of the precious squares, and he parted with them for his own price of seventy-live cents each, besides furnish ing indisputable proof of the genuine ness of an issue the very existence of which was doubted. The feet was heard of, and a dealer offered a dollar apiece for six. The purchaser demanded live times that sum. anil before the money reached him though it was promptly sent he had an offer of ten dollars apiece. But he was honest, and parted with six for thirty dollars. The most precious, bearing the engraver's name, lie kept, and has now sold it for one hundred dollars, or for lire times the val ue of a double eagle, and perhaps a thou sand times, more or less, the weight of the stamp in gold. Regarded purely as a speculation, we do not know of anv neater opera! ion than this, show ing as tt does a clear profit of several thousand 1 percent. Most people will think tbej giving of such a price for such a thing sufficient proof of monomania, hot Iho I task which the purchaser is supposed to j have set hunsell leaves nopossinie room for doubt. These Brattleboro stamps were printed in sets of ten, we believe, and each of the set, of course, differed to an extent appreciable with the mi croscope. No ordinary collection is complete without a Brattleboro stamp; but this quite too altogether priceless col lect ion has now three, and may yet have a complete set of the Brattleboro issue. A collector of this sort is either a stark lunatic or is filled with a holy rage which none of the common herd are capable of appreciating. K. Y. Times. Water Pollution. The effect of water pollution upon the health has been repeatedly IMlb- lished Ooitre is caused bv drinkimr ,.,... r imiiri.trnnti-il with animal matter, ' : . and disappears when pnre water i sub stituted. In Oreat Britain Mf epidem ics of enteric fever were traced in fou. years to impure air or water - usuaLy both and 6.K97 deaths occurred in a single year from these causes. In the historic outbreak at Over Darwin 2,Ofi0 cases of sickness and R0 deaths result ed from a polluted water supply. A simple test for pure water, such as might be used by ordinary household crs, is very desirable; but none exi-ts, and it retjnires much skill to prove that water is absolutely pure. Chemical tests are uncertain. The taste is not to be depended upon, as the most palata ble water is often the most impure. Id India examination of some of the wells used by the pilgrims showed that the so-called holy water conisted of almost pure sewage, ihe frequent outbreak) of cholera araomr these visitors is there fore explained. So difficult has it be- come to obtain pure water on the Con- tinent of Europe that the eminent En glish physician. Sir Henry Thompson, ia a letter to the London Times, warn travelers never to touch a drop ip any place, or under any circumstances, un less it can be boiled before usin. - North Amrririn Bevtew, FACTS AND FIGURES. The total estimated supply of red Wood timber iu California is 25,836, 000,000 feet. There are 272 periodicals published in St, Petersburg. 19 being dailies. Tho largest circulation of all h 71 J""1 OOpfC? Seems ns if thev did nothing but ilet lareseini-annnaldiviileiuls in Boston, where they announce a total of 1 1 1. 776 for April. The March tires represent 7,2.0 - 000. The New York Commercial Hni teMm says thai this is H,000,0XX) more than the March record of last year. There are 4,hn Square miles of almost unbroken forests iu North Caro Una, comprising pine, chestnut, bah, maple, beech and hickory timber. The New Jersey law prohibit inn the employment of children under four teen years of ago. will result iu the dis charge of between 3,000 Sad l.(HMof them at feCet MOB alone. It is mentioned as an interesting detail of tin? recent grand costumes bull at Berlin that 10,900 wax candles. 0 1,700 pounds of va. were burned in various chandeliers throughout the ens ile. The Countries i if Kngland and Wales spend fl(MM0,Mfh third ot h lor p lice, antl f 1.400,000 for road-. About half the entire receipts are from local taxation, nearly all the re t being from tin: imperial treasury. A prise type-setting contest took place recently in Berlin, where the win ning compositor set 9,416 letters in the course of three hour-, an average of about lift -three words per minute, in ordinary newspaper type. Buffalo is rapidly becoming one ot the most important ooal-tUstHbuting points in the country. More than 2.000,000 tons were received there last ear, ami tho receipts of anthracite wete fifty per cent, greater than for the previous year. Antwerp, city of 300,000, bad i water supply but wells and canals, and in 1M79 works were built to filter the water of the N'ethe by passing them through filters of sand and Rpongj and gravel. The plan has .proved suc oeesfuL but the supply is very small according to American Ideas, being re ceived in a tank of only 840000 gallou". No fewer than thirty-seven ilriii-h peerages, or not. very short of one-tent 11 of the entire number, became extinct or dormant In the fifteen years ihi;s.M The number of deaths of peer- during the same period was 309; of peeree, 2.(1. These figures are exclusive of two Archbishops and eleven Ki -lions. Alti gether, the Baronetcies which became extinct or dormant during ""' nil SUB years amount to siiy. m - urn am wisdom. One sowcth and another renpeth." is a verity that applies to e il as well in good. Ot orge Eliot. lht: agnostic Is one who knows Qtlring certain, and doesn't euro whether he does or not. .V. O. (Hon yuw. A man is known by the eoaqMuaj he keeps, but a woman is known lo the company her neighbor entertain -Host'iti Tninsrrti. It Is the faVOf Of man which gies the beauty and comeliness to women, as the stream glitters no longer when the sun deaeetfi to shine. -THlutmam A young man, about to marry, asks a priest for absolution of his youthful errors. When be has finished Bin lory, he retires perfet tly absolved. An m slant after he returns and says to the priest: "Vim have forgotten tOgtvemo a penance.'' "That is useless." replied the priest, "since ou are about hi ruarry." The hair of a git 1 employed in mi Kastcrn cotton mill was caught in tlx: machinery, torn off ber bead, and ground into bits. But the girl didn't mind it much. She kept right on at her work, simply rwiBJU king that itooly cost four dollars, anyhow. Tills Is one of the ail vantages of art ovi r Nature. ffoifistottfti Hcrahl. Tragic: Was it a small, white, curly tlorg with blue ribbin round his neck, ver wa' lookin' for, miss?" "Yes,,f gasped the oiilig lady, in anxious Adam's suspense. V e. .lack Newfoundland purp. lie ptiri I gone an' iwallered htm. They mu ried her into tho nearest drug Store. A witty bobleman once asked i ' clerical gentleman at the bottom of the table why the goose, when there was one, was always placed next to tht parson. " Really, my lord,'1 ssid the clergyman, "your UQtivB is some what difficult to answer and is so re markably odd, that f ro I -hull Hfrver see a goose again without being rc minded of your lordship.'' Use of the corset: "It's a loiielv road YOU have to take coming h'.nic to- IloMit. .John.- snio nis Wll w itn an John,' HfMO h is wile. w,t.li anxious expression. "Yes, he replied i "vci y lonely." "Ami you tin -W b attacked by ass,uMti, HO il'l'll M.l HI- I in'' her arms around his neck as it -In- wt re loath to It t him go "I might said John. "Then," she continued, "you had lw-tter put on one of my oor sets le-fore you start. lri,t. i ,. What they do not say: lie "Youi father must be worth at least a million ami you would enable me to go through life in a style I never could hope for with out you. I do not love you, it is true, hut one can not expect everything So let us marry. If jour father fails I can crawl out of" it mem-how " She "Very well! You will never amount to any -thing, but you are good enough as far ij vou iro. I have trifled with mmny men that most of them hate rrtc ami I ma. not t'ot a licltcr idler. If I do I can ' : . . m .11 i tr break fae engagement i.tf- Southern fcumher Ucoon cs. It is computed that the fnrcri- of Texas will supply the whole country with timber ftrr one hundred years. North Carolina has an acreage of growing timber amounting to about 7 per cent, of lu r t.-rriiorv. The yellow pine forests of Florida extend over three tilths of the ix OOUB ti-s of Putnam, Marion, Suui' i, Polk. Hernando and Hillsborough. Louis-iana's timber Inndscover 16,000, (X0 acres. It is said that the. lumber business ol Maine ami Michigan will ultimately be transferred fed Florida an I Louisiana. A great pine belt -tit ft lies ncros. Southern Georgia and Alabama tie rivers that flow into Mobile Hny. Tin- pi no forests of l.torgm atom rever an . area of alsjut ll.ooo.ooo aero- There are immense traofs (f cotton woods along the Misiiuppt and it' tributaries. The cottetnwood tree reaches the, height of seventy feet, an. I planks from four te six feet wide are easily cut from it. It i-. perfect!) free from knots and pitch.