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IIU.I.SI'.OKO, : i OHIO. IMPORTANT EVENTS. Colleted and Complied from all Quarters. AT WASHINGTON. Proposed Changes in Senate Rules. Tlie (.'oinuiiUee on unci litis do- citlt'tl to rn-unini'-ml the fuUomnv; cumies in th tt'imte ruitss: First In the absence pf the i ichiiient, the ientitc shall choose a i'rphulfiit iro ttmpure. iScioml In the absence of the Vice 1'rt siiU'iiL, umi pi'tnliny the hUtUoii ut u JiuMUciit pro tciniort, tho K i-rt-tary of the t-'cnaW', ur, in his ab sence, Uit Cait'f t.lcrk snail piTlorm tue dutie. ul Hit- chuir. Ihua Ine lire.-.ni,ut pro tt'iupui L' huuil iiu e ine t int to iiuine, in opt n btuuie, us u absent, m writing a fceiiHtttr to p l iorm tne uuues of the chuir, and the !- littl'ir ticsimutd urny discharge such tlmivs inr a puriotl not e xceettmg three ua s, unices Uitt bciiuio oiuei is order. Ex-Senator Spencer Under Halt. Ex-SfiKHur..Kpcnfer was hiuiiKi't before the Criminal Cuun at M'aslinLuu on tau i'ltth to Hii.swi r Ilia riiuigu oi cuiituiiipt in failing lu uppt-ur in tne iMur-roulu cuse. i.x-C5et iciui liMiit w t-ii, connsei iur tli at tendant, iih vd to uimuss ine wutil uf junsuictiun. Mi i uml iliiss opposed. Juil'e t (lt'i-iat'ii to Lieur argument. At me conclusion, tne Court oVt'iiUitfii tii niotiufi ol ct-.uii.--fi ivy tuo at'it'Use. Spencer gave bonus tor Ms appearance in ,.tW, and was uccui ilea tne privut ol puiyin limistli oi ouiiumpi by alliduvit. Disreputable from Agrees. Thu Coinmiahiont-r ut Tensions recently fcUfetud Li.at !"-t ci clary Teller nuuuid loruiiiKite ruivs. to prevent any but r put able members ot the 1 al proiession prac ticing beiore tne iniciior iJcpariuient as Claim Atfiits. Un ihe li'ilh tne fceereiary Fent u letter toOtiieral ludley, Ueciinin to tuku aciion in the direction propositi, for the reason mat he coiisiuera tne present rules of the lH-pamuent t-irHicienuy ex plicit concerning the exclusion ot '"disre putable" persons, and tiie law does not com Iel a Claim Aunt to be a practicing at torney. Accident to Lieutenant Garlington. Un the evening of the L".t;u while Lieuten ant (Jarlingtun, auniiuuaer oi the Oreely eiiet exposition, as riaing a vicious horse in tne i'uric (if tne t-imuiers' Home, the bridle rein parted, tne horse bolted and rati up against a tree with great lorce. The Lieutenant's knee-cap was fractured, head seriously cut and snoulder dislocated. Though suiferiiitf intense pain, Uariington regained controi of tue animal and rode to the residence ot General KiurU. Accident to Lieutenant Garlington. Notes. Isptucctions have been sent to the American fleet in Asiatic waters for the protection of American interests in the event of war between France and China. Tub President has pardoned Sergeant Mason who attempted tne life of Guiteau. DCRixii the year ending November 1, $H5'i,JJ,4.r0 of tne public Uebt has been paid,;and all the remainder of tbe three and a hall percent, bonus (!, jUt'GO) have been called for payment, and ceased to bar interest on October Ul. Secretary FRELiNuntvsE.v has receiv ed official uotiticatien that France has re scinded the decree pruhibitmg the impor tation of American pork. DOMESTIC. A Negro Fiend Lynched. Lewis Houston, a negro, was arrested at Birmingham, Aia., on the iMth, on the charge ot attempting lo outrage a respect able widow lauy oi that city. He was taken to the residence of his intended vic tim, identified, and then placed in jail. On the night ot the Oth one hundred and fltty mabked men overpowered the jailor, took Houston out and hanged him. A Bad Story on Curea. Yokohama auvices hay the Corean Gov ernment, in oruer to raise funds, tried to ne gotiate a loan of $n,iXXVHJ in Japan, pledg ing certain mine as security. An investi gation proved the mines to be a mytn. An ex-cftioal of the United btates corrobor ated tins statement. It is now said the Coreans offer the mines to Sew York cap italists, with wnom they hope to succeed. Damaged by the Illinois Store. It is reported that the damage to bridges -and farm property, etc., m Uanduiph Countj , 111., by tue late rainstorm will reach $loU,i.UU. 'ihe Iron Mountain Kail road, between Piedmont and Foplar Bluff, is stiil obstructed. At lust advices three trains with nearly two hundred passengers were at the latter point awaiting i wpu tu the track. Great Damages by the Gale in the Fast. Immeniw dauiugo has been wrought by the recent gale in the forests of Sew Hampsnire, and towns over the border in Maine. 1 nounands of acres of valuable forest trees are wholly destroyed. Where the timber is not broken it is torn, and so matted and tangied in the debris as to be almost worthless. In many instances the koines of tbe wodenoppera have been ruined, and much suffering uuioug them will ensue tnis winter. A Train Bobbed by Cowboys. A Uenver, Cob, dispatch of the Snh says: "Private word just received state that th mail and express train on the Southern 1'aciflc was roboed by cowboys this after noon at (iage Station, near Cumnungs, Arizona, close to the Sew Mexican line. The robbery is reported to be very heavy. Cue train was wrecked and the express xnesseuger shot and kulud. So further par ticulars are obtainable." Conflict of Races Feared in Alabama. The negroes at liirminguaui, Ala, are greatly incensed over tne lynching of Low ib HoUkion, colored, for the attempted rape of a white lady, and fears are enter tained that tney are contemplating retalia tion by un omdaught on the whites. The Hayor ordered the militia to patrol the town on the night of the litith, and a mounted Gatling gun was placed at the Head of the principal street. Conflict of Races Feared in Alabama. Riot Over a Gas Well. A riot was precipitated at Alurraysvllle, Fa., on the litjib, Ihruugu the dihputed own ership of a natural gas well. A party of thirty laborers attacked the rival crowd with fchot-gm.s and clubs, killing on man and seriously wounding four others. Ihe hherilf was compelled to summon a pos?e Of citizens to quell the disturbance. Confusion of a Murderer. llrs. Klien Long", ui rented at Dartford Wis., re ;enily, i hai ged witii murdering the leven-year-oid son of ner paramour for the purpose of concealing their disreputa ble relation-, has made a lull conf sion of the horrible ct iine at the instigation of Ler fit I her, wjjo hot to fcalu the lenieucy vl thft Court. Although nek nowlr ning tho rommiRinn of th deed, she refuses to give the mom e. Miss Hill Indicted for Perjury. The Grand Jury of Han FrftneiM-o has in dicted M iss A ;in II ill, the nih-Rfd wife of t x-eiiator Sharon, and bor attorney, Wil liam M. Nelson, for f"ig''iy, perjury nnd conspiiacy. They were examined and ad milted to bail. A Slippery Architect. Clinrles II. Smith, alius Wiu. M. rmnd rich, claiming to be an iirrhitpet at San 1 rntieif.ro, has lieen arretted for passing a ciitik for 1,'J:V,, draw n on the Kxchnnge Sational Hank, at ltoston. A Cashier's check, presumably lot j;ed, on the Ameri can Sational Hank of .Nashville, for 1,000, was found on his person. Four Persons Drowned. At Pubuquo, la., nn the 7th, a hunting party consisting of Fred. Jenkel and two sons, jewelers, and Kichard Harty, connect ed witii tlie 7 h nmri-ttt, of that city, went out in a boat lo an Island on the Mississippi Kiver. A gale struck them while returning in the evening, the boat was swamped und all were drowned. Fliuera Kt elite at rittohnra. fWween four and fivn hundred miners, employed Ju Gamble & iliskcr's mills, at I'ltttburp. struck on the 7iu against a ro fiuction of a quarter ol a cent per bushel In the running rate. The men also object to th free coal they are compelled to dig, w hich passes through the Inch and a half screen. Manitoba Farmers Grievances. The Manitoba and Northwestern Farm ers" Union was organized at lira n don, Alan,, on the 1'7'h by a iaige, influential and representative gathering. All politi cal st ripes were represented. Perfect unanimity prevailed. Concerted uetion was taken tc secure thn redress of the greivances under which tne settlors are be ing crushed. The Atalanta Libeled. Jay Gould's yaeht Ai-Muntu was libeled in tne United States District Court at Sew York on the lITUi by Justice H. Van Wie and Edwin llawb y, owners of Ihe steam tug Edward Ilawley, lor the recov ery of .tI'J,oj damages caused by the col lision on the Nortti Hiver off the Battery on September 4. Albany Wis., Partially Destroyed By Fire. P"ire at Albany, Wis., on the 27th destroy ed every business building in tne place, in chiding the pustoflice and two newspaper cilices. There were no adequate facilities for lighling tlie fire, and it made such rapid headway tout a number of people barely escaped from burning buildings with their lives. Three persons were fatally injured by falling timbers. New York's Evacuation Centennial. A pouring rain interfered with the cen tennial celebration of tbe evacuation of Sew York Citv, on tbe Lloth. There were 40,000 men in the procession, which was leu by General Grant and President Arthur. Later in the day the Washington statue was unveiled. The address was made by George William Curtis. In the evening the Chamber of Commerce banquetted at Del monico's, and there were a variety of other gatherings in honor of the day. One of them was a supper attended by ninety-odd representatives of Sew York families of 17f3. Sensational Tragedy in Kansas. At Jonesbu'g, Kas., a lew nights ago, C. B. Hendricks and wife went to the bouse of a young man, Thomas Maguire, accused him of maligning the latter's character, and shot him dead. The evidence indicates that the woman did the shooting. Both were arrested and confined. Shortly af terward an unknown person fired through the window, taiahy wounding Hendricks in the bead. A Lawyer's Fol Fee. Uonry C. Terry, member of the Bar of Philadelphia, Pa., a few days ago, was awarded, after long litigation, a fee of $.rU,0O0 lor services in connection with the transfer of the Oxford turnpike to the mu nicipality. Tbe money was paid to Terry as a contingent lee, but aiterward im pounded at tne instance of the city. A Lawyer's Fol Fee. Mother and son Killed. A t errible accident occurred on the even ing of tne !.h, near Butler, Pa. Harry Costello and his aged mother were driving home to spend '1 hanksgiving, when the ve hicle upset over an embankment, and both were killed. Horribly Burned. Mrs. Wm. Loveiaud, ot Curry, Pa.t got up before daylight, a lew mornings since, to get some ineuicine for a sick child. Her night clothes ignited from a lamp setting on the floor, ana her left side, arm and leg from the knee up were horribly burned. Mrs. Loveland's son, who was aroused from his bed by his mother's screams, tried to extinguisn the flames. His hands were badly burned, and he will be laid up for some time. The woman's recovery is con sidered doubtful. The Penalty For Libel. Commodore W. J. Kountz, proprietor of tha Allegheny (Pa.) Mail convicted of criminal libel, was sentenced to thirty days in jail and fine, a few days since. Supposed Land of Seventy-five Men. Fears were entertained at Gloucester, Mass., on the 21Kb, that six fishing schooners were lost during the gule of the lth and lcitn, with seventy-five men. How He Revenged Her Desertion. In the town of Lake, near Chicago, a few evenings since, Fritz Hummel, a butcher, went to the house where Emma La Veuve was employed as a domestic, and, after an altercation, shot her in the bead, killing her instantly, then turned the revolver to his own temple, fired and fell dead. The girl had deserted him fur another man. Miners Killed. John Richardson and John Landseu, miners, were instantly killed near Wyom ing, Fa., a tew days since, by an acciduut to a bucket. A Strike of Engineers. The engineers of the Texas and St. Louis SaiTow Guage, on the li'hh, refused to haul their train until paid their arrearages of wages. Quarreled Over Turkeys. In a quarrel over turkeys given away by a clothing firm of Piitsuurg, Pa., Albert Smith, just out of the Ketorm Sciiool, slabbed George Puipress, a colored lad, in tbe abdomen with a Barlow knife. Pulpress is likely to die. Three Virginians. Two men numed Martin, father and son, and a man named Hughes, met and fought on the highway near Lynchburg, Va., a few days since. The elder Martin was dangerously wounded, and Hughes was killed. A New York Theater [...] by Fire. A lire broke out in the Windsor Theater", Sew York, shortly before midnight on the ih, und it was entirely coiisuuird, as aUo two small hotels adjoining. There was no one in the theater at the time, nnd the guests of the hotels escaped without dilll- culty. Tb Windsor hnd tbe largest rent ing CMp tci'y of any theater in the city. Loss homi; insiirapew unknown, Death of a Minister in the Pulpit. Bev. Warren 11. Cudworth, ngod Uity eighf, prist or of the i.-nitariHii Church of our Father, at Eat Boston, Mass., nn t ho i't.h, fell dead from nppnplexy in the pul pit of tho Central Square Warwick Con pregational Church, while offering pnyer. He had continued fervently for nboit four minutes, when bo was imtu'"d tn sink down somewhat upon bis side. Hn immediately raised himself, stepped backward, nnd said ; 41 1 must stop," and fell to the floor. Bumorist Dead. l)r. George W. Bagby, the humorist, lec turer and correspondent, died at Rich mond, Va., a lew days since, aged fifty -live years Skiff with Nine Men Capsized. A skid containing nine railroad band:, who bad been at work on tlie Little Hock Railroad, w bile crossing the river at Mem phis, on the 11,111 a fog, struck a conl fleet above the mouth of Wolf River, capsized, and all were drawn under the coal barges. Several coloi ed skiff-men w ho were near the scene of the disaster succeeded in res cuing eight. One of the rescued was Btill warm when taken from tbe river, bnt died shortly afterward. Henry Myers' drowned body was not recovered. Celebrating Poles. Several meetings were held by Polen, In Sew York, on the ii'.Kh, commemorating tbe insurrection of INlu. Suicides and Murders. Charles O. Kllkklk, a siore-keeppr liv ing near Paige, Tex., and his clerk were both brutally murdered on the 'Joth by a burglar, who secured 11 ti veil dollars and escaped. A Mr. Jamks Urimv, bis child nnd a Mrs. Foid were murdered at Laconia, S. H., on the i2.it h, and Mrs. Ruddy danger ously wounded, by an English cook named Samon, who was employed in the family. John L. Smith, a butcher of Chicago, murdered his wite on tun JfJ h, during a spell of insane jealousy, and then commit ted suicide. Henry P. Bi'tlkr, about twenty-four years old, supposed to be a brother-in-law of A. M. Burns, of the firm of Burns & O'Reilly, of Pittsburg, committed suicide in St. Louis on the U7th by taking laud anum. So cause is known lor the act. A NKtiKo boy, Pete Jones, was found dead in jail at Springlield, Tenn., a lew days ago. It is supposed lie was killed by a white man, Ernest Worthington, the only other occupant. Clkment Salle, a well-known French man and barber, of Memphis, Tenn., com mitted suicide on the afternoon of the Ll'th by shooting himself through the heart. His father recently died in France, leaving him a legacy of .:1,mj0. After a quarrel, a few days since, at Varney, Ark., Frank Williams bl3w his wife's brains out by firing both barrels of a shot-gun. He escaped. Isaac Davis, a farmer living near Youngstown, lib, killed his brother James a few mornings ago in a dispute over tha division ol acorn crop jointly owned by them. FOREIGN. American Pork in France. A Paris uispatch of the- i!4tu says it is thought probable the decree forbidding the inspection of American pork will soon be witndrawu, in conloruuiy with the report ot the hygienic committee. Lr. Broardel states that the cases or trichinosis in Sax ony were produced by German meat. French Gunboat Attached. A Hong Kong dispatch of the 4th says the French gunuoat Caroline was attacked on tne Red River, while lying anchored near Haiuzuoug. 'ihe attacking force com prised twelve hundred Black Flags, all louquinese, jeiulorced by bands of pirates whose village had been burned by order of the Feucu Aumiral. 'Ine gunboat was completely riddled with bullets and several ot tne Frencu kilied. There were no Chi nese regulars among the attacking force. French Gunboat Attached. England Willing to Act as Mediator. A Paris dispatch of the Uth says: 'In foruiation has just been received that Eng land has offered to act as mediator between France and China, and Franco has accept ed the proposal. It is also stated that Eng land recognizes that the interests of France iuToiiquin justiiy the occupation by the French of both bontay and Bacninh, but England strongly advises France to pur sue a conciliatory policy," Humored Defeat of the French by Black Flags. A rumor was current in Paris on the 27th that the French Admiral Courbet, with his forces, had been defeated in Tonquin by tne Black Flags and his communications cut off. So authentic information had been received from the French Commander, which fact caused general belief in the rumor. A semi-official announcement was made in the newspapers to the effect that: "We are authorized to declare that up to the moment of going to press the Govern ment has received no dispatch from Ton quin unfavorable to the French. Alarmist reports may therefore be regarded a fulse." Cattle and Sheep Export from Canada. The returns show that the present year will far exceed any year in the export of cattle and sheep from Canada. The total of cattle shipped, and for which space has beea contracted in steamships to December 31, is oo,07I; total of sheep, 113,75.) He Will Not Bother Them. Minister Lowell, on the ii!)th, in acknowl edging the receipt of a copy of the resolu tions passed by the employes of the Metropolitan Underground Railway, de nouncing the authors of the recent explo sion, says: 'As there is not a particle of evidence to show the complicity of any American in the outrage, 1 see no advan tage in communicating the resolutions to iny Government at Washington. He Will Not Bother Them. Notes. Tun destruction of Hicks Pasha's army has brought the Eastern question into such Importance in Loudon as to dwarf the trouble between France and China. Tbe gyptla" Government has informed Eng land if she does not undurtuko the recoil quest of tbe Soudan, Egypt will be com pelled to call upon some other European Government to accomplish it. It is the belief of some of tbe Paris newspapers that if England abandons Egypt now, the barbarians will occupy the country, and civilization will suffer an iin mouse loss. Tim Spanish Government has decided tf forbid all corporeal punishment of slaves in Cuba. The withholding of a mouth's wages or imprisonment for twenty-four hours will be tbe only punishments masters will be allowed to inflict. This Loudon 7Vacs, commenting upon tbe evacuation ceremonies iu Sew York, says: 'The intellectual future of such a race (the Americans) is riot likely to disappoint the most sanguiua prophets." The cigar operatives' strike eiled at Montreal a few days since, uJUr six months' idleness. BENEATH THE WAVES. Eighty-nine French Fishermen Drowned in Their Berths. in Their Berths. Collision Between as English Ship and a Brig in Which the Latter State Almost Immediately. Nfw Tork, Noveni!tT One of tho Rft'lfifst casualties That has ocr-urri'd nn the ocean in many months wa reported to-ilny, wlfB th Khip Thomas Itann arrived in port. 'Whrn his vessel ram to anchor oft tlie Hattery, Cuptnin C C Kisson made, the following statement: We Railed from Liverpool October 2t ItrinpinR n small car go of chemicals, merely for ballast. At 5 o'clock on tho morning of the 80th, the a 'cond otllcer came on deck fco take charge, ft (11 got ready to go below. Tlie weather was so beautiful that I hesitated about go. ing, and t4od talking with the mate. Finally I went to my room, but in stead of lying down I concluded to take a smoke, when I heard a pe culiar thud against tlie starboard side. It was no more of a bump than a heavy sea would make. Almost iniiiiediHtely after that I heard the mate sing out at the head of the hatch, and I ran on deck. Kiinning to the side of the ship I saw a small cruft that had run plumb into in, and the only thing that prevented her from sinking instantly like a stone, was that she had run her jib boom clean into our starboard quar ters, and her ringing was otherwise en tangled with us, lint this onlv kept her bows above water tor a moment, and then she disappeared, leaving not so much as a bucket floating on the surface. During the brief moment that she was hanging to our side, men were jumping- into the sea from the bows, like rats in a panic. Most of them were stark naked, as they had just got out of their berths. The moment tlint their craft went down, I suppose there were about thirty nf these men struggling for life iu tlie water. Jly Liverpool crew of twenty-two inn jumped into the work like tigers, and mv second oflicer, Mr. l'iaff, a (ierma.i, behaved gal lantly. In a very short tune we had tished out twenty-one men, most of whom fell on the deck exhausted as soon ns they were pulled up. Five minutes nfterthe collision the surlace of the sea was as clear as if nothing at ail had happened. We stood bv from ti o'clock till Id :;(, V,ut saw nothing more. W e soon discovered that all tha men we had picked up were Frenc h fishermen, and not a solitary one of them could speak a word ol Knglish. tin the other hand there was no one in my crew who knew anything about French. By great perseverance 1 did manage to find out that their vessel was a small brig ot only one hundred und sixty tons, that her name was the Hornby anil that she was from the island ol Feirre bound for St. Malo, Franco. Then came the awful intelligence that she had on board 110 men, ull returning to France from the Newfoundland fisheries. As there were saved only twenty-one, this leit the number of those that perished as eighty-nine. I suppose that most of them were asleep in their berths, and went down without ever knowing what had happened to them. We landed those saved on tha Island of Fayal off the Coast of ISyain. The French Designs Toward China. London, November 30. It, is stated that Snntay and liac Ninh have been evacuated. Pakis, November 30. It is reported that Waddington, the French Embassador at London, has informed tho British Foroign (Secretary that France intends to occupy Bao Ninh and Kontav to satisfy her honor, but will hot engage in war with China, and after the surrender of the two places France will propose an armistice and ask for English mediation. Admiral Courbet, commanding the French forces in Tonipiin, telegraphs to the Minis ter of Marine from Ha 'oi, November 23: "I am continuing uiy preparations for an advance." Saved From the Jaw of Death. Toronto, Can., November 30. The crew of the lumber barge Hamilton J. Mills were rescued by the life-saving crew, at Sturgeon Point, Georgian Bay, this morning, after being exposed to the ele ments two days. The barge was in tow of a propeller, but was cut loose, because water logged, and drifted helplessly. The the men on the barge were nearly dead from exposure when rescued. The 'barges Hungerlord and .Sweeping-stakes of the same tow.where rut loose at the same time, and.it is thought, have gone down with all on board. Whisky Men's Moderated Demands. Washington, November 30. Word comes to-night, direct from the highest and most conservative representatives of the whisky interest in Louisville, that the owners of whisky will very much modify their demands from those made last winter. 1 he leuding men ol the trade think that an extension on the whiskr of lwl and 18S2, not in any case to include any made sub sequently to September 1, IMS, is all tho trade will ask, and all they ought to have, lhis, they think, they will get. There was too much talk last winter, they say, and too much asked. The Chinese as Bulldozers. Ban Francisco, November 30. As indl- cative of the contempt manifested by the Chinese to this country's laws. Fon Sinir. who has been acting as interpreter between Port Surveyor Morton and the bogus trad ers from China, sent word to-day to the col lector that he was afraid longer to act. His interpretation! have been so faithful as to oi nig upon uim ine wrutn oi Ins country, men, who want the trad-rs landed. They huve hired "highbinders" to uluHom hi... and he lives momentarily in expectation of death. Death of Professor J. H. Tice. Louih, November 30. Professor J. TT Tice, the St. Louis astronomer, and whose almanac is read throughout the ISnglish speaking world, died here to-day. He was seventy-four years of age, and was known here not only as a weather prophet and as tronomer, but by his connection witn tlie llUbliC SChoolS. in the PMItncirir r.f aimai-ln. teudeut and secretary. A Bid For the Republican Convention. New York, November 30. An illustrated paper here indorses the holding of tbe Re publican National Convention nert vear ut Cbatau'iua. The claim is put forth that it is a cruuui, convenient, ana suitable place, mio. nas suincient notel accommodations, besides having a ball seating 10,onj per. sons. "I thought tins country was able to false licr own cabbages," sniil a C'bica (ro merchant on an Erie, train, " but when I was iu New York a few Uuysao I was down about tho llnmbtiru; Line fiicrs, and I saw 'em biinin out cub m;t) heads oiionili to build a littla mountain of. It seemed there were enouh cabuitcea- ill that pile to lutike a Mine rkriuit turnpike from C'iiicinnuti to Milwaukee, but still they kept eoniinir from the ship's hold. What a country tlii, must bu for cabbages, any way." Chicago Tri'mne. When one of the actors, in nipped citizen's dress, slarjrered into tlie cireus rintf the other day t West Plains and wanted to take the clown's place on the trick mule, the Intelligent Deputy Town Marshal promptly soied lnm 'by the coat-oollur and seat of his panls and ruu him out of the riuo; be fore the kctor hail time to explain the situation. "You must be careful in your use of nit lie acid." said a professor of chemis try U. his class, "for wl en benzovl-paplr-liimid is treated with nitric acid, two isomeric iiioiiiii o'iriizin luaplit yla luidas are fonm-d, one yielding numo lioiiaiiiido beii.niioapl:lvlaiiiide, atul tlie other iikydrcilicii.iMhaiiiionapha lcne, and iu, cxpiosi'.'U is sure tu follow.' STATE NEWS ITEMS. The Soldiers' Orphans' Home. The annual repoi t of the Trustees of thf Ftoldb'rs' Orphans Home at, Columbus, has been submitted to '.he (lovernor. It shows that, on November 15 there were children in the institution, being largely in excess ot the number belonging at . unv previous time. The rapacity of the Home it i-si),eaoh county being entitled to one repre sentative for every J, 7e." inhabit ant s. Then are 20 cottages, calculated to aoroimnodutf Hi each. Of the (ts) present-, bio are full or phnns, ll.'i have fathers only living, 3'i!' mothers only living, and S3 have both par ents living; 412 are Ikivs and 2'Et girls; 37J boys and 221 girls were bom in Ohio. The whole number to receive benefits during ti e year were 800; received during the yerr, 123; 110 children were discharged duri-.g the year. Since the organization of the Ho'iie 2,052 children have been received. The number of applications for admission on file November lo was 2").'l. Ill accordance w ith an act passed April 20, 18S1, there are seventy-six children supported in the sev eral county homes. The children in the county homes are transferred to the home at Columbus at the age of fourteen years in order that they may learn some trade. I'nder the head of industrial pursuits, there are fifteen departments:' Tele graphy, wood-carving, shoemalnng, print ing, farming, carpentering, painting, gar dening, engineering, baking, tailoring, dressmaking and general sewing. One half of each working day is devoted to some trade, and the remaining half is spent in school. The cost per capita for 1SS2-3 was $132. Supreme Court Decision on Insurance Companies. The Supreme Court has recently decided a very important case to insurance men. The Superintendent of Insurance, Colonel C. H. Moore, lias refused permission to a number of foreign mutual associations to do business in this State on the ground that tho laws governing them do not conform to the State laws of Ohio. Among them was tho Mutual Reserve Fund Life Associ ation, of New York. It was selected by the other companies to bring a testcase in the Supreme Court, and employed General Keifer and Mr. White, of Springfield, ns their attorneys. Tlie Superintendent based his refusal on a decision rendered by Judge White nbout two years ago in the case of the Fidelity, of Philadelphia. An associ ation organized under ti e stntntes of Ohio can not assess its members in excess of one-fifth of one per cent., (and cannot issue n policy in excess of J7,h00, and the certificate must bo payable to the family and heirs of deceased members. In the State of New York there is no statute cov ering the above points.and the Superintend ent claimed that there must be a similar statute in the State where the Association is formed to that governing Associations iu Ohio, iu order to put the Associations do ing business in this State on a similar footing. An application for a writ of man damus was made by the Mutual Reserve Fund Association, and the Supreme Court refused to grant the writ. So far the Su perintendent of Insurance has been sus tained by tho Supreme Court in every cas. carried up for final adjustment. Miscellaneous Items. At Findlay, a few days ago, a little child of T. C. Dum lifted th cover off a cistern and toppled in, while playing about the yard. Ls mother missing it, and noticing the cistern open, ran screaming to the place, where she fell, and would have jumped into the water but for her niece, who held to le-r feet. In this manner the little fellow was rescued, the mother grabbing him as he rose to the surface of the water, and the other drawing the two out from their dangerous predicament. V igorous efforts resuscitated the child, and the mother fainted from the shock and exhaustion. Tbk State Auditor has received the re turns from all the counties in the State, showing the valuation of property for 1)S3. The grand duplicate of the State shows a valuation of 5-l,t;ul,4!J,t42, while the in crease over lust year is placed ut 3G,tiM,- 14. Ashland County shows a decrease of 2;;m,'J40 in valuation, while in Hamilton County there is un iucreuse of $3,10."i1126. Paulding County shows the smallest valu ation, ,-a,4oU.212. The residence of Marion and Horaes Allen, two rich old gentlemen of Trumbull County, was entered by six masked burg lars a few nights ago, who clubbed the two brothers nearly to death and then bound and gagged them. The thieves ransacked the entire house, took all the valuables they could find, and escaped. Horace A'len was so badly beaten he may die from his injuries. The thieves left no clue. At Sandusky, after a trial lasting four days, the case of the State vs. lir. John T. Mathews, of Cleveland, charged in two counts of the indictment with assault with intent to rob, and robbery, a verdict of guil ty has been returned. Muthers is the man who enticed Dr. O. A. Jordon, of Sandusky, into a vacant house in the outskirts of town, on October 10, and robbed him. Mathers was also ringleader in a plot to steal Dr. Gordon'B child and hold it for ransom. Hahry Bowman, aged thirty-three years. yarduiaster on tne Valley Railroad at Ak ron, was instantly killed a few evenings ago at the coal bank of the Middlebury Coal Company. He was thrown to the track by the train separating and horribly inangleil, Itlteen cars passing over his body. He leaves a wife and three chil dren. Thi Governor has issued a pardon to Jas. Daugherty, sent to the Penitentiary for life in 1.S74 from Adams County, for killing a man named Edgington. The men were old friends, but were on a drunk, and got into a row in which Edgington received injuries from the effects of which he died iu about twenty-four hours. W illiamJ Ukkk, twenty-two years old. was fatally injured in the woods, near Sidney, the otuer day. While chopping, a liinb fell from the tree top, striking him on the crown of the heud, causing concus sion of the brain and otherwise injuring him, so that his recovery is not probable. Oovkrnoh rosxKR has issued a pardon to one Tarbox, a man sent to the Peniten tiary from Cleveland for selling a couple of. common horses for a large sum on the representation that they were blooded. He is in the last stages of consumption. Carson Lake sued the Beacon Publish ing Company, of Akron, for libel, fixing the dumages at $10,000, and has obtained a Yerdict for five cents. Tkkty McMabon, a lad recently released from the State Reform Farm; was captured while trying to break iuto a private resi dence at Bucyrus a few mornings since. Dr. J. H. SiniALL,u prominent dentist of Canton, has been adjudged iusune and confined iu the asylum at Nevthurg. A BUT liutned Hurry Henry, who has been a devoted reader of dime novels, hus mysteriously disappeared from his home at Columbus, and has propubly gone West to slaughter Indians. J. O. Kkkd, a prominent business man of Toledo, was robbed of a valuable diamond pin and one hundred and twenty dollars iu money, while asleep ill a Pulliuuu sleeping car during a recent trip West. A xwo-yiak-oi.ii child of Mr. John Shep herd was burned to death ut 1,'rbauu a few days ago. Its clothing cuught tire from a stove. F. K L s wi K, a prominent business man of I Greenville, Durke Count y , hus been made iusune by tuo close uueuliou to busiues. Then and New. I.fVrln,'T over om old papa's In tnnf pension ollirje the other day, the dillerJ pnee bolween the old time and presni methods of pi'Htilitio; aid lo soldier be-1 (nine very noticeable. Now. almost any old soldier easily obtain1 relief tlvn it wna a mailer Involvi'in; the cleared proofs. Jn some cases even ab ject, povorly seemed necessary before (iovernment inlorposed to jrivo relief, (no case, from the lunar c in e-spond-cnee and interesting character of the claimant, is a samplo of many. The papers are very voluminous. They lm f;in in 1.H10, when Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent, of Sullivan, Maine, nsVod for a pension. His memorial shown! that in 1772 he lived in (Jlouoosf er, Mass., whre lie orranied a body of minuto men. From his forwardness in tho in dependent cause lio was blacklisted and compelled to llee to Amherst, N. 11. Here he organized a re ;imetit of mi litia, and so ready was he that, beforo daylight on April 1!', 177.i, ho was on liis way to Concord wilh his command, which afterward became a part ol Washington's army, and was the first body of troops to enter Hoston nftof the evacuation the pevt March. Hern ho filled out tho first, privateer of the Revolution. It carried nine pains and took several prizes, with the proceeds of which Sargent paid his troops out of his own pocket. Iu June be marclietl to New York, was in all the battles there, so that his regi ment was reduced from 727 men to 1!I7. He took part in the battle of Trenton, nnd soon after resigned his commission for ill-health, but Tcept rm lilting out privateers, of w hieli he sent forty-seven sail to sea. In later years his property was lost by mis.'or iunes. and at Ihe time spoken of he was reduced to poverty, living- upon the joant, proceeds of a ferry at Sullivan, tlie sole use of which had been grauted him by vote of the county. The pen toon was granted at first, but soon taken away, on the score that he was rich, lie made an indignant protest, and tiled nn inventory at tlie War Department, by which it appeared that he was worth 1,-70, every little item of household furniture appearing scrupulously in the 'eiiedule. j he pension was refused, although ample testimony was shown that tlie old veteran, now seventy-six vears old, owed about $2,000. In 182.') fie made another ellort. liis ferry had been superseded by a bridge, his occu pation was gone, and the .schedules an nexed to his inventory showed that, the scanty property hud diminished to fi.'i.j, of which 200 represented the tumble down house in which he lived, with his wife, three maiden daughters and a grand-daughter. His letter to John C. Calhoun, then Secretary of War, was most pathetic, and reinforced by tlie testimony of jtulgos of various courts to his deserving condition, and of credi tors to debts ten times the value of his home. Still nothing was done. The handwriting of the correspondence showed tho growing inlirmities of Colonel Sargent, who in 1826 sent again in trembling characters "the third and last schedule to be made by Paul Dud ley Sargent, a colonel in the Revolu tionary War. I havo not any property nor any income whatever. 1'he fact is I have been living for four years on charity and the sale of my furniture, which is now entirely gone ,' At last, convinced that he was not too rich to be pensioned at the age of eighty-one years, and after he had waited in bitter distress so long, tho ollieials granted him $20 a month, but too late to be of much good, for he died soon after. That is the record of the pension given so grudgingly, and withheld illegally from the man who led the first New Hampshire troops to Concord: fitted out the first privateer, and gave all his private means without stint to the cause of independence. It is in strikingcon trast to the prodigal bounty now shown iu dealing with the yet young survivors of the late war. Washington Cor. Hos ton Advertiser. Earth as Winter Protection. A covering of earth may oftn be usefully employed to protect plants from severe changes of temperature during the winter. Newly planted fruit trees should have a conical mound of earth at the base, which may he a foot or a foot and a half high, and so narrow that it will shed water readily. This answers several purposes. It is well known that the portion of the tree where the roots join the stem is es pecially sensitive, and a covering of earth protects this. Besides, it an swers better than a stake to prevent disturbance of the tree by heavy winds. .loj4ii benefit is the protection it af firi" against mice, often so injurious to young trees. Half hardy and doubt fully hardy plants of' all kinds are better protected by a slight ooverim of earth than by the old method of 'strawing," or sur rounding them with a thick covering of straw, which often smothers them. Grapevines in severe localities, and partially tender kinds everywhere, (should be trained with a view to removing them from the trellis, and laying them Hat upon the ground.' When they are pegged down as Hat as may lie the canes are covereili with an inch or two of soil. This method is the best for tigs, and allows this fruit to be raised much farther north than was formerly thought possi ble. The trees are prepared by grow ing them with roots upon one side only, to allow them to be laid Hat, and tho blanches are well covered with earth. The tender kinds of raspberries are protected in this manner on tho largo' plantations along the Hudson Kiver, N. V., where many acres are annually covered. The same answers for tender roses which are successfully protected "by laying them down, covering with a low mound, upon the top of which sods are neatly laid in such a manner as to shed the rain. Herbaceous plants in the flower garden, of doubtful hardi ness, should have a slight mound of earth over tliein, first cutting back tho stems. No doubt this method of pro tection may be applied to many tender .and half-hardy shrubs and other plants which are now taken up and placed In the green-house or the cellar for the winter. Amrrirun AyrimUurint. A New Jersey Judge said the other day that he considered good connec tions an aggravation of 'crime which Hhoiild lead to severer punishment. Not so.thiuks Judge Danforth, of Maine, who let a respectable man off wiv.li a line for killing u friend wheu drunk. Judge Danfoitii professed to want to give thu murderer a chance to reform, forgetting how much better tlie fellow's1 opportunity to do so would be if ho was In prison and out. of temptation. Tho press of Maine, with two or three ex ceptions, denounce bis action, ami the apologies oll ired for it have made a ibad mailer worse. JJoston JItraiit. Colorado promises to Le a full ri val for Pennsylvania iu the richness of its oil deposits. TOPICS OF THE DAY. rini.AiM-.t.pniA. sextons nroconibininjf in put up the price for opening churches for weddings. Many of the Fnslern wholesale estab lishments are cutting down the wages ol employe. AnsKNlu in small doses, gradually in creased, is used as a defe use against malarial attacks. A Nr.w Knc.i.and divorce reformer rant ions young men nnd women ngainst getting married. True first train stuck in the snow tlii' winter was on the Burlington and La moile Railroad, in Vermont. A London journal says the varied and discriminate American newspaper notices of Mr. Henry Irving are "typical of a free nnd independent press." Ir is estimated that five thousand sportsmen from the North are scattered over Virginia anil the eastern shore of Maryland, hunting quails and pheas ants. TrtK new hotel at New Orleans will bo known as the Chalmette, will cost $:00,000, and is expected to yield from fifteen to twenty percent, a year on tho investment. Knt.msii merchants arc abandoning the Pnrcel Post as unsatisfactory. Tho I nhlof r,l,;fi,.i;.,n r it ft, ll.n r.n i.nn t-, bility of tlie postal authorities in cases of delay or damage. Hov. Russell Hkmii, of Santa Bar bara County, Cal., has a walnut orchard' covering one hundred and sixty acres, from which he expects to realize this year over $(5,000 in the sale of nuts. The late Dr. Rosewell Field, of River side, Mass., has inscribed on his $2,000 monument that he was " the discoverer and collector of fossil footprints :n tho sandstone beds at Turner's Falls." It is estimated that in farm fences in Great Britain and Ireland, $2.'i0,000,000 is invested, and that the annual outlay for maintenance is $132,000,000, or an average of seventy-five cents au acre. The New York Herald philosophically remarks that "tho young man who shrinks from marriage merely because some women are extravagant, has not enough knowledge of women to be fit t.( marry at all." In England the tendency is toward greater speed by express trains. In the) last ten years the average speed has in creased two and a half miles an hour, and the average weight of trains hauled is nearly fifty per cent. more. In the last two months fifty-two thousand empty beer bottles have been shipped from Corpus Christi, Tex., to St. Louis. They were gathered along the railroad between Corpus Christi and Laredo, at a cost of one cent each. The Philadelphia rreas, with no re spect for the able professional thinker, says "Matt. Arnold is the only living Englishman who tan come over to America and get two dollars and a half a minute for reading his old magazine articles." Tilts French army estimates for 1884, which aro on the basis of an effective strength of 518,000 men, with 130,140 horses, amount to 605,000,000 francs. There awe subject to naval duty 120,000 men, and the number alloat or in naval barracks is 37,837. At the principal penitentiary of Cali fornia, across the bay from San Francis co, flowers abound inside the yard and outside the gates, and bloom the wholo year round. From his cell, which fronts on the garden, the convict can suuft' tho p"erfume of the blossoms and watch tho merry birds in the trees. The fashion writer of the New York Mail and Express remarks: "It may be mean to give away secrets and the tricks of tho trade, but the Newmarket and coachmen's coats worn by the ladies are padded on the hips and elsewhere. Very much of the alleged human form divine now-a-days is a sham and hum bug." The Boston Conservatory of Musie has as yet no place in which to put its big organ, having recently failed to get nn old graveyard on which to build a hall. It is feared the great instrument will go to some other city. It has been the intention to have the organ thor oughly reconstructed interiorly at a cost of $25,000. Gi sTAVE Fori.D, the son of the well known French Minister of Finance un der the second empire, was recently re moved to an insane asylum. Fould is one of the most notorious characters of Parisian society. Years ago his family had him placed under a guardian to pre vent him from squandering the last rcinnuntu of a fortune which was once estimated at 12,000,000 francs. The Toronto Globe argues that few ministers like to preach funeral sermons, and few people like to hear them. They (the sermons) are generally dishonest. Imagination is let Iooko and makes wild wo' k wilh facts, the more especially if the relatives of the dear departed are influential and all present. The fitet is, says the (llulie, fiuierel sermons often exaggerate, like tombstones, and tho less of them the better. At Springlield, Mass., while other kinds of meat are in plenty, market n.en can not by any means meet tho demand for calf's liver. It sells at twenty and twenty-live ( cuts a pound, and orders are constantly in two or three weeks ahead. Farmers aro puzzling their brains over the problem, Viw to increase the production of calf's liver without tlutting the veal market,