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PAW PAW. MICHIGAN. NEWS OF THE WEEK. The East. A tiro broke out in a building in Sixtieth ft m ;. No York, u few daya ago, and o rau MU iliil the tlaii.es spread that tbe inmates, were unable to escape. Mr. Ktiner. a well known tea merchant, liin wife and daughter were burned to death. r.-Sonator (irahaui, of Now York city, who -nil . lt d the fund of the Walkill National ltai !.. c t which he wan President, hits been ecnteiu ed to ten years in the. Penitential v. The unfortunate Spanish iron-clad Arapilea l" again in trouble. While attempting to leave the Procklyi. navy-yard, the other day. she went ashore at the too: of lhidge streot, where she if likely to remain for come time The polM MiithoritOH f New York city have issued an order forbidding any Hatred or other musical concerts on Hunday. The ntrike in the Pennsylvania eoal held lots I een fully inaugurated, and MNW throughout the anthracite regions. The miners have passed stringent rceohltiom cal culated to deter any of their weak-kneed fol low from returning to work at the companies term-. They will undoubtedly make a stul born and protracted resistance to any reduc tion. The mine-owner have announced their ultimatum, and, having done ho. are holding no farther communication with the miner. Thev have cloned their mine, and declare that they will not le reopened until the men agree to work at the reduced hchodule of rateH. Thus the matter stands, and NMM likely to stand foi flrtl, il not months, to come. The knitting mill of H. E. Bradford, at Bennington, Vt., wm binned on the 90th of January, the tire being canned bj the leakage of a gasoline pipe The gas. ignited from a boiler tire, and, exploding, demolished the ad joining sewing-room. Nine women at work there were instantly killed or burned to death in the tire which followed, and many other were injured, some Hhockingly. The West. A hooting affray occurod at Andeixm. Ind., the other dav. between CoL Thomas .V Still- wi U sod Yobs K. Oorwia, in winch the forsMr was ihol through the head and instantly killed by Corwin. Stillwell wan Minister to Vene zuela under President Johnson's Adminisira tion. Klisha Cow les, the low a postal mail robber (whose wife in a sinter of Schuyler Colfax), ha been taken to Omaha for trial. The content for the location of the next Iowa State Pair has resulted in a victory for Keokuk. The printers of Omaha are on a strike against a reduction of wages;, and have started a co-operative daily paper of their own. James McOinnin and a daughter, an estima ble young lady, were burned to death by the explosion of a kerosene lamp, at St. Joseph. Mo.. few days ago. Mrs. McOinnis, a con j aged 1. and an infant daughter, wore so seriously injured that their recovery U doubt ful. Some time ago a man named Bah Turner was arrested in Grant couutv. Wis., charged , with murdering his brother. It was suspected , at the time that Turner had committed other murders. Recently he has made a full con fession, which more than conlirnis these sus- j picions. and stamp him as one of the most atrocious wretches unhung. He delights to talk of 'he many persons ho has killed. He i gloat over the skill with which he has con cealed their bodies, and declares nobody can find them but himself, and that if they were got together there would be nearly forty of . them. He say that hi iniion on earth was ! to kill off the people, a there wore altogether too many people crowding into tin country. and exhibits a avage atil action in recount- ing his bloody exploit. A DspStj Of tiM Iowa State Orange, who ha recently visted the destitute fanner of Lyon, Osceola and O'Urion counties, report 1.000 families in need of succor, and thinks that WHi of them must depend on charity for ' support till spring. The jewelry store of luehme I Co.. in fin- ' cinnati. was robbed, a few days ago. of 07,000 WOffth of diamonds. A dispatch from lJuluth. Mum., says tin Indians at Vermillion Lake are dying of starvation. They have eaten two children and j one man. The scarcity of game and failure of the rice crop in the cause. Ex-Senator Doolittle is President of the ' University of Chicago. John T. Harper, the defaulting Revenue j Collector, who tied to Canada some months ago, ha returned to hi home at l'.l Paso, 111. ! The Central Union Depot, at the foot of j Lake street. Chicago, has been burned. Lose, 9100.000, Washington. The following it the iuessayu of the ir ei dent withdrawing the nomination of Caleb Cuahing : "BXKCVTIVI Maxell s. Ju. 14, 1H74. To the Senate of the I inted HUH - : "Since the nomination of Caleb Cusbing, of Virginia, to be Chief-Justice ol iheBupreme Court of the United State, information ha reaohed me winch induces me to withdraw his, nomination for tha highlit judicial cilice in the Government. "U. B. Guam A Washington dispatch announces that Um President is not in favoi -of a new election in Louisiana, as reported. A telegram of the LOth cave : " Various names continue to bf montione I in connection with the Chief-Justiceship. I'rom certain in dicatimie. the nomination may conn li'in Now York in the person of Judge Woodr! The names of Conkliiu: and Curtis, of Mas sachusetts, are alo prominontiy mentionoil. The Mexican war veteran had a reunion at (he capital lat week. OSB. Negley delivered an oration, and (ion. Albeit Pike recited a poem. President Orant say that when his term i expired he will go to I'.uiope with his family, to remain abroad until the residence he con templates building in Washington is com pleted and ready fo OOOOl -anew So says a Washington telegram. The Associate Justices of the Supreme Couit have united in a letter to the President, stating that, in case it was decided to promote ft Chief Tnwtltrt frost the Bench no jealousy would result, whoever hOttld hi chosen. The PlSaidStlt, on the 19th int., sent to the Senate the name of Morrison It. Waito, of Ohio, as Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court. Mr. Waite will be remembered as one of the counsel of the Tinted States before the Geneva Tribunal. He is now Prccidcnl of the Ohio Constitutional Convention. He in M years old, i a man of tine physical presence. and is reputed to bo a line scholar and a good lawyer. The legal-tender reserve ha been reduced from 144,001,000 to 117,000,009. Tbe Court of Inquiry into the sinking of the Virgiuius, has found that "it was una voidable under the circumstances." A majority of the Ways and Means Com mittee is opposed to Mr. 1 'awes' bill providing for a new loan of 020,000,000, at a low rate ot interest. Mr. McCrary's bill for the appointment of a Government Hoard of Railroad Commission ers, and for the prohibition of unreasonable charges by inter-State railroad, has been re ported favorably hy the House Committee on 1 Railroads and Can ill. The committee make a , long argument to establish the eonstitutioiiul ' ity and expediency of such legislation. Con gress is distinctly granted power to regulate commerce between the States, and that, the I committee argue, with a great deal of chop j logic, cover the ground. Congress has the ! same power over inter-State railway traffic that individual State have over their internal traffic. The regulation of inter-State railroad by the several States is impossible. There inu-t be a national regulation or none. The question, as they put it. i. whether these corporations shall be controlled by the Federal Oo, eminent or left unbridled. The question of the right of the Secretary I of the Treasury to draw on the 144,000,000 reserve has been dismissed by the Comm. t tee on Ways and .Moans, who have agreed to pre sent the subject to the House and Lave it settled there. Foreign. Spanish items: The Madrid Government announces that order has been restored in thai city. A jortiou of the force sngagad in tin siege of Cartagena lias marched against the Carlits. The Government force-, on I c upy ing Cartagena, found the formications and all the buildings badly damaged by the bom bardment. Tue members of the Junta sur rendered the iron-clad Numanoia to the French authorities at Mors el Kebir. and the tri-color now floats at her ma-th-ad. The condition of the forts around Cartagena confirms the hi plslSfl of treachery, and provisions were found to be fairly plentiful In the town. The returns from ail t arts of tlie German Empire show definitely that 100 Fltramou tanes and HO Ministerial Liberals have been elected to the Reichstag. A meeting of the Heputies. constituting a majority of the !a;e Spanish Cortes, hat been held at Madrid, and a vote of contidoi.ee in Senor Cast lar adopted. The London RfHCe' OOtTSCPOOdcnt at Carta gena reports that a tumult of the people, who were eonvinoed.of the treachery of the leaders, precipitated the surrender. It is understood that the The W, ire met Jan. el 14th. then ; In the -ti hie the Repubh otftoera by amajority of one, while iu the House tlte Reformers elected Galrtel Roach Speaker by a vote of 5h to 5K. The kuuee I'ariMfcra' Co-operative As t ion, at Topeka. have unanimously resolved that they will act in politic hereafter inde pendently of existing partien. The newly .elected State officers have been Ineagnrated in Texai without any opposition frees Gov. lavi. WUttaa Pichnaj White i Dsaaoaral I has been elected United States Senator from Maryland. Gov. Havi, of Texas, lias twice asked Presi dent Grant to help him hold the Gubernatorial chair, and lias twice been lefusod. To his last appeal 'fie Preeidsnl has replied, through At- torrey -Oeneral Williams, that he has already held tiie ( Bo loagSf than the law allows, and that his rigdM to stay still longer is at least so doubtful that no Federal troops will be put at hi disposal, as he request. The newly-elected otficials in Texas have gained full possession of the JState Govern nit nt. The political disturbance in Mississippi has been settled by the Supremo Court of the BtatS, which holds the last election legal and constitutional. Thie pate AJase la the chair as Governor! The Grange. There are 3S0 subordinate granges in Wis consin, with an average memlership of 40 parsOBS being about one-tenth of the number of farmei in the State. The South. Tlie negroes on Rayous Lafourche and Teche. in Louisiana, are on a general strike against a reduction of wages, and large num bers of them are roaming about the country in bands, allowing nobody to work at the pro posed reduction. Gov. Kellogg ha sent an armed force to the locality to quell the dis turbances. Gail Rorden. the well-known meat and milk condenser, died recently in Texas, whither he had gone in search of health. The Georgia Legislature met on the l.'th inst. The Governor, iu his message, takes a cheerful view of public affairs. Tlie State debt is 00,000.000, and the estimated value of taxable property iJ250.000.WK). A stage-coach containing fourteen passen gers was recently attacked by a band of high waymen near Hot Springs. Ark., who took I i i. of the mail-bags and relieved the passengers of money and valuables to the amount of '2.000. Chang and Eng. the celebrated Siamese twins, dead suddenly at their home in Surrey count v. N. 0 on Jan. 17. ('hang was par tiallv ; ura 1 last fall, since which time he has been fretful, very much debilitated and ntrongly addicted to drinking liquor as a mean of alleviating bin sufferings. He had be?n quite feeble for several day, so nun h 10 as to contine the brother to their bed. On Friday night, the Pith. Chang became worse, and ex pned suddenly about 4 o'clock on Saturday morning, the 17th. Bag Weenie so terribly shocked that he" raved wildly for a while. Thin attack was followed by what seemed to W a deadly stupor, and iu two hours from the death of Chang. Eng breathed his last. They were H veare old. French Oovorn- ment will deliver to Spain, under the extra dition treaty, those of the Cartagenian refu gees now in Algeria who are accused Of piracy and other civil crimes. The Chinese Governmei;t has very sensibly come to the conclusion tO make no treaty with the new Peruvian Minister until his Govern ment shall have released and sent back ever coolie bold in servitude there, and pledged itself to discontinue coolie importations in the future. The Rritish steamship WaKaohia was recently burned off the coast of Spain. Hawkins, counsel for the prosecution iu the Tichborne case, was mobbed bv the friends of : the claimant as he was leaving eeurt the other day. and was only saved from serious violence by the interposition of the police. The ship Minnehaha, from Callao for Dublin, has Wen lost off the Sicily If lands. Ten of her crew were drowned. There is again talk at Washington over a prospective cl.ai.ee m :i. hi ad cf the Treas ury Department. Thirty-three workmen were killed at To quella. BpaJa, a few day ago. by the falling of a railway viaduct. It is announced that persons passing W tween France and Italy no longer need pass ports. Nino-eon i c rsous were recently drowned by the sinking of a steamer in the pStl of Rastia. Corsica. The famine in Rongal i assuming an in creased importance ami ei,KHg.ng the attention of the leading men in financial and commercial circles. At London, there seems to be no doubt that England will b called upon for large quantities of food to teed her fami-huig population in India. A report has reached London that the King of Ashantee has sued for peace. Political. It is announced from Washington that the resignation of Judge p Of I niisaas, will not tie accepted iu the faee of his impeach ment, but that he wi.l gfl required to prove his hMMMOMi of tbe ohcrfSS preferred against him. or W degraded f r m the portion he holds. Ceneral. The strike of the Biinsrs m Pennsylvania ha assumed a new aspect. A portion of the workmen have not only refused to accept the reduction of tragi I pfi Oesd by their emi loj ors. but have entered a counter demand for an increase of ten per cent, over the schedule of 1S7J, and are disposed to insist upon their demand. Mr. W. C. Flagg, President of the Illinois Farmers' Association, delivered an elaborate address before the National Cheap Transpor tation Convention, at Washington, in the course of winch he gave hi solution of the transportation problem. His plan in brief, is build eight grand trunk railway lines, connect ing the North. West. Booth, and East. He thinks they couid be built for i'JS.OOO per mile, which would be about 006,000,000 for each road, or t JOO.OiHl.OOO for the whole- about 07,000,000, on the average, for each State through which they run. or an as-essment of 00.50 per acre on each aero of land within three inile- of ii line, or two-thirds of 1 percent, on the total wealth of the country, which is less than one-half the annual railroad charges of the country. A Washington dispatch says the House Com mittee on llailroads and Canals have agreed upon McCrary's bill to regulate commerce by railroad among the several States, and will re port i; to the House at the tirst opportunity, together with a report on the subject of the bill, which Mr. MeCrary is now preparing. The National Roard of Trade, in session at Baltimore last week, adopted the report of the Committee on transportation appointed a, the Chicago meeting, some weeks ago. the prin cipal foatlttSe Of which are a follows : l. Tli.it liy.mitii n beeOcpead tofMVaajl Ike Si lay ua active asipnaal ol grain tataaUtaal ior treaepco tatiii in the 1. anil at eOBMMa curriers. .'. lhat the onll true rt nu dy tor the esistiug CVUl in traii-i rtati.iii will le socurni by the SSvetcp- at i :' water routes, and that it w the duty of Uov ermneut neither to aaaiat nor give aid or mom y to U in tit aaj artificial transportation. ;;. That auv attempt to regulate the rate f freight by OoTammael authority would be bMBpeOaral caO c ntrary to sound Hoy. 4. XI at tin t.:-t trei(?ht system is WToug and bad mi it- ti eak eetae, ami that BUb-aeda ahsald ha Mae 1 i. i d t" jerioriii ti.e I ur.in vi trui.sportat;. i. thi Beaivei ai ee. ft. That fioraflinXlll may i liarter uny railway through tayef tteOMareat Mceee, eahjeet to tha same lecel taati:)u as iaepoaeal by rack states on railroads li.iw la opwatioa within their Uirders. Tim Aotionol Crop Atyoftcf of the nub in:, publishes the final estimates of last yaar'fl Crop Of oats and hay in the State- ol Illinois. In hunt, Iowa. Kansas. Minnesota. Mieeouri, (duo. TsnnasSSa, and Wisconsin. The estimated total pioduotion of oats in the States named in ls"2 was. in round numbers. 100,000,1 00 busliels.ai.il the falling off from this in 17:5 is placed at 10 2-10 per cent. In diana shows the heaviest loss, being over 17 per cent., and Tennessee the largest gain, or nearly ! per cent. The etiniate of the hay crop give an average falling iff of ti I crop of 1K7M a compared with that of 12 equal to t) per cent., and makes the total yield last year in the above State nearly 10,000,000 ton. The Cheap Transportation Convention, at Washington, adopted the report of the major ity of the Committee on Railroads, which de clares that relief must come from legislation, recommends a national law providing for a Rnreau Of Commerce and Transportation, etc.: that members of the Association shall endeav or to obtain the passage of certain laws in their rSOpSOtivS States, including a law pro hibiting all railway companies from making unjust and excessive discriminations against places which are not competing points, and a law obliging all I ill WSJ OOaUpaillac. to transport the curs of other companies, or of individual. Howe replied ?n th- speech of Hchiirz. A rcaoln tloli was adiU't i d iustrilCtlUg the Mu)rVUMUf StUN i ol tin Maribv ll'plta. Hei . .. . n aie a . : ii -ver epld imc of IsT.i, lth r.fersi.oa to detaia oi urevetn . i. and ..ml tinaniii tbe saeae to tie Haauti . Ho. liyd offered a recelutlou :. oki i:K totbe regulation ol commerce on the luuc . ilr i:er ; to protl t tUg-bCgl and "ther eOCBl Ittattcai I to I ftab- ileh nalfonn rates on reilreeOa. ate. ...A mm v i it i lovidiug lor au appeal from OtoeaM Oearta t.i tin eapcMM OoauN laeasei ef iiatiutstrjiu.... i.. v.i.i Applupriatluii b.U waa paM'd. ruiiAV. Jan. 111. - Stiuitr. - Logan intro duced bill making- retu i ii.i uls iu the urnu and luuMiie corps obligatory alter a certain utfr. Also, a 1 1 aatiwvaUag appointment unit aa-aatetlea in lUe Hitnlicai itlid ordnance depart luetitn ol U.i arinv, aad for nber i urj uaa. AUo, a nui ie fiirriaag the pay ilepartiuent ol the army. ... the bill wua peaeed . i pu i nauiiK ia,IQU lor bust of tar lata Cbtat Justice Tausy and Chae lor the supreii.e Court I oi. in ... The deliute mi the tiuauces was ci.ntlii Batj. Sherman delivered an elalsirate naSah, Ofs i aateg an) further lelelbiC Of the eurreuey. Wi'i'in . Sh.i.11 a-ked leave to niter a rewiut.. struetlUK the ( 'oiMiuttee nu Apprnpi atlous to iu qulra and repurt bon manv l.orses are maintained I the (iiiveriitni lit in the Ihhtiii t ol Coluilibia : the ) 1im and use-; wh.. nee theui, ami whether thi J ara reiinn d tor public servtce. Alao carriages uud other vt iucii owned by the rtov.-i mm m ami aaed, Btttler objected, eed the resolution wa-not M eat eil Dcei a, iron, tba Ocnuelttaa d Way and Maavna, reported e bill to reimburse distiller for tin amount- paid by tbaan m procuring Tu e n.it. i bj ordei m tba internal Revanaa iiurvau, but whu ij aaaean wava kubaoqueaHUy aboliaheu by law. Satikoav. Jan. 17. flMMN . Not in session. Ui'V. The House met iu Committee of the Whole tor Kneral discussion ou luiacullaaOOSI topics, liusk iu the chair. Speeches were made by Harris, of OeoMM, on civ il rights ; by KeUey, Towneandead Bnreaefdoa Oaeacg Mcuyieacy, M gDAT, Jan. 10. fintafc. -The linancial ijueatii u was agaiu diacusaed in the Senate. Louii Oteda au mllatiou speech, and Wright, ol Iowa, an OthOf looHad tC expansion. . . . ln-alls pre-ii nted the 1 tition ot citizen ol Kansas, asking that measure b' taken to issue currency based ou real estate .in itie .... lulu, introduced: Hv Inahs. to lu OOrporata the Colorado lrrlatiou and band Company j by i.e.. n. authonziuK the Praat iii nt tn a). point a coniiiiissiiiii to collect iiitorniatiou as to the aifaeta of the liquor trafltc and the practi oal vvorkiiiK Ot the prohibitory laws, etc.; by Ferry, nt Mloblgan, eethonetns the bridging of the l troit riv.rat Detroit by ltainsi'v, eathoetalng the St. Paul and St. .lame City Kauroad Coiupauy to COUatrUOl a branch road lioiu Sibley, Iowa, to Tanktoa, Pihrti. Hi". Hill introduced : Hy HjH-er, for the par Obeea Cf 1 MoaiHeatk) homestead Cf Thomas i. ffereoa ; by Knnter, to eaMad the HaMeael Uauk- iug law as to pVCVtda tor tree banking, to give better security to depoottora, to prevent usury, give aiecMetty to the currency, and place the UMttOaCM a mors secure ami Kiih-tantial basis; by Weils, to aetgllllcb a brunch mint at St. i - WilHou, if Indiana, effaced a reHnhitmu docleriDf that, " instead ot h v I iiik additional taxes, thi true policy lie iu the enactment ot such a law or law as will relieve such stnugeiicv, ami supply tin mi aus uecessary to the business waul of the coun try by lucieasing the circulating medium, ami Inaun ting the OonuLtttaa oe banking to wpect a bill looking to tins end. Tin- Botkm to anapccd tha rule and adopt the resolution was defeated yeas LIS; nays, B8. ... Ward introduced a bill iiroviiimg thai the heirs ot aliv soldier who was killed or died while Hi military service during the late war, whose period nt enlist uu nt was for less than one year, or wh shall have since died by reason of wound re i'i ived. ordlsease contracted, shall be entitled to re Wriva the same ! i i nt it a if said soldier had en listed for tbrsa M ar A bill was naaaed allowing Baei ffr foreign countries to Ih-executed at the I i.it d states Mint. i t i.siMV, Jan. 20. N no.'. -The linances l galS the topic of debate in the Seaate. lirowulow and (iordon argued iu favor of, and I ibandli r againet, inflation a cuaaber of yetttloaa from the National Hoard of 'I rade were pteeautad. ... iglesl.y made a upeech tin cheaj. triiiiMportation, stating that iu hi opinion it wa of more iiupor- tenoa than the Oncace oacetfoa., .Bogycpeheta leVCC ol national legislation to open the natural Water-roUte from the West to the ea. . . .The P. -- l(i. ute bill was takeu up and discussed... The He ta went into Kxecutive session to consider thi Pretrial ut's nomination for OUefJacttCCi The . I ml. clary Committee made a report unanimously i'.i i .in. mhiig tin- eoaOneetton, a motion to con- tirtn was m.iiic. WhOffonpoil sumner ob.iieted, aud thi matter went ov. ;- Morton nu.di a nmliou to refer tbe oredentJele ol Pinchbeck, of Louisiana, to thi Ooaunttteccc FTivllegea ami Bccttoae, tor the InveatigetfcM of jpecceacl charges, and it was so or- dered, Oaa ol fheee nharece allegee the! Pinchbeck .it one thM si rv. d a term in the penitentiary. 7e '. . Mi Creary, from the Committee on pjaj roadaand Cenele, repcrted a bill to regulate com- . by railroads among tin several State. Ol dated printed and recommitted. . . .lliiwrn and Hitli r occupied iOuiderable time of the session in a paOBCMd debate. lieneral 'otH. An exoliitngt tells oi an ,'und'i takuiK wiacly ulmmloued bt-iore ilwac bfgjgyp." Thi Jews in tins country are agitat ing the question of holding their Bali bath on the Christian Sdnday. 1'i.ATioKM of the communist : Every man who saves rnonsy must bs nads to divide with every man xrho savt-n kodhtt Thk rn siilciit of the Swiss Republic, receives, throe thoVSAltd dollffTS a vrar sului y. It would pay to import a few of that sort. TngajiagL "It'etoo thin," in not a viilgariam. Bharidan Knowing pnta it Into the mouth ol AlutHo in tiiu play of " Boas of Arragou." An intelligent voter in Burlington, owa. in serateliing the name of Mrs. Huger, wrote upon the ballot, u Doant want no uiimmun in Mine." Thi. reason a boy gave for being late at school was, that the hoy in the next house was going to have a dressing down with a bed cord, and lit; wanted to hear him howl. Somehoov says that one-legged sol diers should be remembered. This is the only respectable pun which we have seen for five years ; and as such we reprint it. This is the neat toast given by a bachelor at n banquet in Newcastle, England ; The women and coal of I Mirham county O, how desolate would the fireside be without them ! Thkue were, at the close of June, 2!H colleges in this country. Sixteen of these were chartered before 1780. Out of 4.4H.J degrees, conferred during 1H712 78, there were 191 given to femi nine scholars. IU school population of New York State is above L,o00,000 of which num ber 1,060,000 wero in the common schools during the past year, while 175000 were installed in the academic and private schools. j'eteh an Dyke, of New Hamp shire, lately deceased, requested in his will that no one should smile or shed crocodile tears over his grave, but cover liim up and then hurry home to tight over his money, "of which he left $140,000. The " Emma" mine was sold to Lon don capitalists, after its walls were plastered with silver ore, for one million pounds sterling. Many of the nil wells in Pennsylvania were sold at tabulous prices after having the oil pumped into them. The native Sandwich Islanders are rapidly going. The last census shows thai while for the last six years the births of children of foreign parents among the native population exceeded the births at a rate that forebodes the extinction of the native race in thirty years. The Keren t Indiana Homicide. AndTJon Jud.) Cor. Chicago Timen. This afternoon CoL Stillwell, at about ." o'clock, proceeded to the office of John ('. Corwin, and as soon as he bad entered remarked to Corwin: "This a to be tha last of you or me ;" and im mediately drew a revolver. Corwin jtim pad upon tbS counter, and, as re ported by the gentlemen present, en treated Stillwell to put up his revolver. No heed was givat) to this, however, and Stillwell discharged his revolver at Cor win, tha ball striking him on the right lide ol the groin, but was prevented from inflioting a dangerous wound by the pn lencf Of some silver coin and keys in the pocket of Corwin. The par tiei then, it is thought, clinched, when Corwin Immediately draw his revolver and tired twice, both balls entering the back part of Sillwell's head, near the right ear. He fell to the floor and ex pired immediately, Corwin delivered bimeell up at once into the hands of the Sheriff, to await the verdict of an in quest by the Coroner's jury, which is now in session. The affiair, us may DO imagined, has Caused much excitement among our citizen'-, from the position heretofore occupied bv the oartiea, CoL Stillwell hag resided here for some eighteen i an, and at the time of his death was j in the 47th year of his uge. In 1864 ha was i !e, ;'(! Representative to Con tcrsai from the district, on the Republi- was appointed A MiNNKsoTA mechanic lias solved a difficult problem in railroading bv the invention of a snow shovel, which clean I roadway wide enough to allow the cars to pass, takes all the snow clear down to the rails, carries it up, deposits ou whichever side preferred, at a speed of from two to six miles an hour, according to the depth of snow . TlHJ is a colony of tive hundred wild horses on the Island of Chirco- teagne, about ten miles of the coast of .Maryland. They are descended from a pair thrown upon tha island from a j wreck, two hundred years ago. They ' have been considered worth very little until recently, but now the people once a year brand all the colts they can catch, A si ientiitc writer has made tin discovery that a " tinker's dam" is not profanity, but simply an inelosure made commonly ol bread around the hole to be mended, that the melted solder may be contained till it cools off around the bread. After being subjected to , this process the bread is burned and spoiled, and is a fitting type of utter UselessjieHS. " The relative cost of running railway trains by the Government and by char tered companies is shown by recent re ports to be in favor of the latter plan. Lh Germany, the cost of making rail roads by the State for four years ending with lsti7, was BOj per cent., and in other Kuropeaii counties Mj per cent. ; while the cost of working by companies averaged 41 per cent, in German and IS per cent, m other nations. An Interesting Tahle. llcrw Parker Killed Hi Man. Eroin tbe Hunday M-f No wag ever apieared among :..i i more thoroughly imbued with mischief, and more ready at all times to put it into execution, than John Martin Holmes, He waa well known n. tin- Went twenty years ago, from St. PhnJ to New Or leans, and from Pittsburgh to i '.uro. Whan John resided in St. Louis, ti.i r was connected with the party he " run with ' a certain Mr. l'arker, who, lrom putting on grand airs and dressing in magnificent array, had rendered him sell very obnoxious. Holmag resolved on "selling " this gentleman and crush ing out a portion of his lalf ligistfgj. So, conversing with Parker one day, HobjQM -pretended to become very angry. High words passed between them, and Holmes, on reaching his hotel, sent Parker a challenge. It was accept I. The weapons chosen WfJW pistols. The distance was twenty pacea. The time was to be the ensuing morning. 1I Imt - gave his second secret ui-tructiM.s, which Parker's second agreed to chime in with. They all decided to givi l'arker a magnificent M seii. '1 he j la tols were to be loaded with nowdgf iuly. and Holmes was to be provided with a small, readily broken bladder of blood, to be used at the right moment. J fighting party were on hand at the ap pointed hour, and the antagonists were duly posted in the held. At the signal for firing both tired, and Holmes nag gored and fell. While thus doing m broke tho bladder, and the blood cov ered his face, bespattering also his clothing. Parker saw, him tall, and al most crazy with excitement, ran up, cry ing, "O, Holmes ! Holmes ; my (lo.l Holmes, have I killed you?" John groaned, kicked, and rolled his eyes, as if In a death struggle. Parker thought him surely dying. "My God I What shall 1 do ? what shall 1 do . I must go back to St. Louis and surrender myaall to the authorities. God knows tiat I did not intend to kill him." He quickly procured a hack and started for the citj prison. On arriving ther.- be told his story, resigning himself into the hggtdfl of the warden, and w i locked up. Holmes quietly slipped aoroeg the river and remained there during the day and ensuing night, his friends returning to St. Louis and telling the lad story ol his death. Parker spent tin- night on a rough bed of straw, in a prison. In the morning Holmes decided to call on Parker, and being admitted he pegged into Parker's dismal recess. There stood Parker. The parties wen- again face to face. The countenance of Holmes WM as calm as a summer morning, that of Parker was an aggravated nipiaagUH of Hamlet's on seeing the ghost of hie father. "l'arker, what brings you here ?" said Holmes, and Parker, for a moment breathless (ere the light broke in upon hinih gasped out " Holmes f Holmes ! Holmes ! d d If I don't al most wish, now, that I h id killed you." i ,...t. nt in iKim i,. ror a jnsi a,... .i .,.a.u. conM.e i,.u,u,.. " I tj Stitt,.s Minister to Venezuela, by Androv Johnson, serving nearly one year. Hanxaeoko k Thompson, Subscrip tion Book Publishers, Chicago, have in pn IS an exhaustive History of the Fajuras' Movmcmrr. by Hon. J. Peri' am, Editor Western kural, one of our ablest and best known agricultural wri ter . Its title is Tin: (iKoiM'Swn.n. It will be the standard work on Granges, Clubs, etc., and is certain to prove a ,r hit. Hook Agents, and Farmers p. dally, should read the publishers ad( rti-ement. It is bound to sell. the -.line diHpHtch as for earn beiongiiie, ex cln-ively to (saiil roads. It calls for legislation making it a penal offense for a puolie olti. er to accept or use a free pans of any railway company, km! proUOOftBg railway gggspfSJfgg from granting paveea to other than em ployes, and condemns granting of laude or etil'sidies in any form. It also recom mends that railways and canals he constructed lv the National Government, the manner of constructing railways; to be by contract to the lowest bidder that when constructed they should be BSei for the transportation of Gov ernment property and when not required for Government une. all ffttSSM to have the right to place cars and locomot.veH thereon, and to operate the same, subject to regulations to lie provided bv the Government, they paying a toll tli icfor sutti iont to maintain the road g ay . COXOBESSIONALa ffanaaapAT, Jan. lit flewefs. Um pro otilu r . i ! m. unimportant nature SehSfl eMrceaa-J tlie Senate on the flnanc and rummy qaectioBa, efter hlehthe genei wmt late eacca- tivi-Pi ssioii, and shortly fheteaflCf ad jouriit-d. in r. The Bcacci fa OsaBBMce of th Whcta was i i.ap. il ii, st ol tit day in . ..l.s.il r.l K the Naval Api'i-opri'.tioii Mil. Turnsi'AY. Jan. 15. tint . A number of I't-tiM.ilis wr. il.sd lor the nt'ht ol sr.flntffs for wi loan . The PSChtghCI 'on.ii.itts reBccteg feveraMj cm the pettUen that the saiarts- nf ii tin- arnam CC Saci at OMSO a yur i h sw-iiat reendeal uuaMeredue i.f ttM reaCrattetn n j. .. cj :u F lacs Qcwitalttee, am! Moftea .mi cal-tfie culation has been made, based ujion Weather report! Of the last two year--, that the average rate of pnigress (if a itorn in .Tanuary is BBO miles a day, and its average direction live degrees north el gasl ; l"r Febrttary, 700 miles, and a direction thirt-en degrees north of east ; March, 940 miles, eleven degrees north of seal : and for April, 61S mihs, fix ti on degrees north of east. To Menu China. Take a very thick solution of gum-arabic in water, and stir into it plaster of Paris, until the mixture becomes of the proper consist - n v. Apply it with a braah to tbe frae- t ind edges ol the rhiua, and stick them ngt nor. In three days the article cannot be broken in the same place. The whiteneas of the cement renders it doubly valuable. official census and agricultural reports, hoWS the average yield per acre of the products named in six leading Western States for the five yeurs preceding 1870: fVeeaage, '. . Mo. M'i. ;. Kan. IMS. Iiidiun corn . . . 40 :r. ;i 41 fS 41 Wheel I n H H 14 B Kye 12 1! li 17 is as oats g a; 411 JH 44 Barley tj ii 23 a.- 4s l'otatoeM b4 117 141 1 jo 11J IS0S. Indiju corn 36 31 SO 2S :U :t4 Wheel I II M 14 ie 21 Rye 12 is 19 H ui B OatP 2 :i4 30 XI 37 s.i Beriey i Vi 26 m fg I'otaloea 71 St$ w 9l 7a BJ isr.7. Indian corn ... 20 23 27 33 33 is Wheel 10 n 12 12 12 14 Rye 14 is id is B ao Oats 10 30 30 3 36 llarli-v 21 22 21 25 -jf, I'oUtoee 78 60 73 V6 10H low ign, IikIi.hi ion. 34 34 80 33 37 is Wheat 11 11 14 13 14 15 Kye 14 Itt 18 1H 1 30 Oat ffg 31 32 32 X liarlt-y 20 25 24 24 26 22 potatoes MS 71 W 77 m lHrt!.. Indian corn 23 23 30 jc Itt :(8 Wheat 14 11 14 15 13 Is; Kye 15 14 U 15 in as Oats 2 32 ;u H :i7 4J Rertey 22 20 2:1 25 26 90 Mceoca nw M g 107 ii( mj Thk BBMASj Famink.-- The gravity of the danger threatening Bengal is such as to excite intense interest in that un fortunate country, but ffg hope it is greatly exngg. rated by a coi -respondent Oi the Li, iid, m ',, s, a h states that the estitnat. d loss of will be lo, 000,000, out of I population of l0,(MM),(KKI, despite hi tneaannO taken ejt relief. The fur ther estimate that RnlgCI igorous meas ures are tuk u the ligun s gwall to 25,000000oc 90,0rXr,(J00 is iinmilibh The Ions nf Life in the ( 1 n ine ol. d 1 ,fKKI.(MMi. Fearful Tragedies in New .Hexieo, The St. Louis Sepublioan haa a let ter from Santa Fe, New Bfezioo, giving an account of a series of bloody trage- 1 ilies that occurred in Lti - unty last month. It appears that on the 1st of December a party of Texan deepen does visited a resort of the demi monde in the town and created a Listtirbanoe, They used revolvers freeiy. The Con stable of the town, Juan Martin, ordi ti d the rnffiani to desist, reopon they riddled him with bullets. Martins posse returned the tire and killed three of the desperadoes. Thi r tnainderfled to the ranehe of Herald Brothers, gfti miles distant, where, three days latter, they killed two fanners. A day or two alter this affair Sheriff Miller, with a posse of twenty men, went to Herald's ranehe to arrest the murderers, but was met by fifty well armed men, and forced to retreat. A few days inbeeqnent to this, and while a woddmg party was in progress at the residen of Isadora Patross, in the same neighborhood, the same gang of desperadoes surrounded house, burst in the doors and windows, and commenced an indiscriminate tiring upon the men, women and children as gambled there. Six pemoni were killed on the spot, and two women seriously, perhaps mortally, wVfUaded. The as sassins then SeO to their itronghold, where they still defy the aathoritiea. Ashantee. The Ashantees in Africa, with whom the English are carrying on war. get k to monopolize all the w imen in that portion of the continent. Thev wage war with surrounding nations, not tor honor, or to enlarge their domain, but to capture their women. thM smaller tribea, remote from Athanttrf, heap up wars among themselves : .; the sak 1 getting women and female children to take thereto sell. Tin p 1 wives each man can have in Aohantee is regu lated bylaw, and is in proportion to his rank. A slave is allowed one a Lfg, while the King is permitted to have 8,8 Beyond this number he eanAOt possibly go. If he should find some dusky dam sel, and should tell her she was the only woman he ever loved, lie . Id BOi wed her till some old spou- should die. cuite a portion of the OR ital city of Ashantee is set apart for tic reside! c m of the wives of the King, As ti monarch is consider d hy his subjects, a degree of saeradtteagig at tached to his numerous C rg . No per son except their attendant can their portion of the town. Sometime? the wives themselves are alii Wad to go short distances from their qu 1 iters, but on these occasions t). inhabitants are w arned to abeonl theSMOlveOi Should any man noticeable to i- ..wa he must fall on his face till m I dj procession passes. Potatoes iu th I nited States. According to the last decennial cen sus, Xew "iork is the "Banner State,'" 111 the amount of Irish sitatoes pro duced, returning the goormons yield oi 28,000,000, Ohio with 11,000,000, Illi nois and Michigan each with 10,000,000, Maine with neatly B, 000,0 10 W laoonaiii with 6,000,000. Iowa, Indiana and Ver mont each with ujtwardot 5,000,tXo, and eu Jarwry and New n m ihin with more than '4,r)(H),(KK) bushel. The par ticular parts of the country whien yu ld the iii-st according to the area cultivated are Maine. New Hatnpshir-1, VOn and Ni rthera New fork. The b. if potatoes, also, come from these State, as the millions of bushels shipped to the Southern States each year will attest.