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11ILI.KPORO. : : : OHIO. Telegraphic News WASHINGTON. Mare Trouble With the Greeks. "Washington, Ipr'inler VX The follow in; dispatch fiom Afiunt Tufts, Musi'ukpc, Indian Territory, was rcr,ivil nt the In .unn liurcnti: "To-day thn Vrwk Council innugnrftiod ITmit'iiirlto Thief. 'en yiunn, tliH in'cspnt Chief. rtjfu.Kns to rive nwav," IVrryinan was In uncinate", chief on the. "it h of tlio present month, nftr the difTnrfnt factions ot Creaks Mrvtid lo Bbidtf by th result, of the popu lar election. It is believed the serious trouble iiu Deriding wus averted, but the diHpatch ot Tufts is regarded at the Indian Jiureiiu as indicative of further factional sir ifi. Mare Trouble With the Greeks. Who Wants a Mint? Washington, December 17. The ques tion of a new mint i un at;uin. Thus far the friends of w York and of Louisville nlone seem to be doinur the work. In the last Count ess it was proved, at least to the Katislnciion of those who submitted the ev id I-uce, thut Cincinnati was in th exact r'nt'r of the mint vacuum, and that everything necessary to the coinage of money had been lavishly provided by the hniitt of nature. hut if Cincinnati really w ants a mint this evidence will have to be prebented lo the new Congress. Report on Petroleum in Russia. "Washington, December IN. Kulton J'aui, lr. . ('mini at; Ortt-jisfl, Kusnm, lorwardt d the Si ate IVpartment a report of jn'trt lcum dcvelonnient in Russia, in which he says : "The residum of the oil is much greater than that found in the States, and besides In ,:; convened into ben zine, gasoline ami various other useful products, it is u-ed as mrl, with steam jet, on locomotives, ami also on steamers on tiie Caspian Sea, the Ynipa nnd other riv rst ami experiments in progress are to utilize it in new torpetm boats now in course of Ci-nvtructioti in the liuinn Navy. Crude oil is aNn used Ut sprint; le t he streets of Hakn, and is much more effectual than water in laying the terrible dust that ex isls there." Notes. Snteldo, the newly -appointed Charpe It'Ailairsof the Venezuelan (iovernment, bus presented his credentials to the faiscre tury of State. Jlr. Curtiss, who has been through tlio "Western States examining into the health of the hoLis, for the Commission recently aopomted to inquire into the subject of trichina, reports that, as iar as investiga tions have proceeded, ho finds that the health of the Western hog; is remarkably good, and that less trichina; exist than has been supposed. St. Louis has moved in the matter of a mint, to tn extent ot havmr a bill intro duced on the liUh, providing for locating one in that town. As yet Uiao has not in dicated any interest in this particular in dustry. Secretary Fkklinohuysex, in a letter to Minister Lowell, contends that the Clay ton-Uulwer Treaty is voidable, but express es the opinion that the two JNations will in due time reach a satisfactory solution of the question. DOMESTIC. Attempted Jail Dailvory. Pittsburg, I'k: n., December 19. A dispatch from Greensburg, thirty miles east of this city, says that five prisoners made a desperate attempt to escape this morning. They had previously been de tected in an attempt to escape, and had been chained to the floor to prevent further trouble. They were quiet the first part of the night, but about two o'clock this morning they made a bold dash for liberty, breaking tiieij chains from the floor and bursting open the doors. They assaulted the guards, but did no harm. Kach time breaking loose, they vere only kept secure till morning ut the point of a revolver by the guards. The parties are John Noble, who attempted to kill an old man named Cauley recently at Scot td ale ; Robert Herpoltz, Thomas Taylor and Samuel lircwer, indict ed tor robbery, and a negro named lVauk Jones, indicted for burglary. Suicidal Attempt of a Murderer. Atlanta, Ga., December IS. To-day Henry Curry, a colored murderer, while exercising along the juii corridor, made a jump heutl foremost to the floor below, iracturing his bkull by the concussion, and is not expected to live through the night. A year ao Curry became enamored of tue wile of a negro named Daniels. The pair agreed to get rid of the husband. Cautiously entering the unsus pet ting negro's room as he lay asleep, Cur ry deait him a blow with an ax, splitting his head in two, una immediately made his escape. 1'or nine months his whereabouts Mas unknown, when an Atlanta colored woman disclosed his hiding place in South Carolina. He was promptly arrested and conlined in Walton County jail. In con nection with other prisoners he attempted to tire the jail and was placed in Fuiton jail for sale-keeping, where finding escape impossible made the desperate attempt at suicide. Sudden Death of General Cram. Philadelphia, Pa., December 20. Brevet Major-Oeneral Thomas Jefferson Cram, Colonel of the Engineer Corps, United States Army, retired, died sud denly in a Chesinut-street horse-car this afternoon. Un his way down town General Cram got on the car at Is ineteenth and Chestnut streets. The car was partly filled with passengers, And he sul next to a ludv. Crossing liroad street the old gentleman was noticed to put his hand over the region of his heart, ns if snff faring, and a moment later fell over sideways in hi seat in a faint. Ex amination showed that heart disease was the cause of death. Was it Suicide? Bt. Louis, December 18. The dead body of W. J. 1 lerson was found in bed in room in the Planter's House. His loaded pistol and a number of letters were lying on the tuhie. ri nere was no mark of vio lence about the body, and no vial of poison was lunim in the room. Jo all appear anri-s mo man had died a natural death. An examination of his eilerts ut the Four Courts, alter the body had been taken to the moigue, revealed the fact, that Pier won had lormerly been postmaster at Itates viile, Ark., one of trie largest Post-ottices in tue Mate, and that he wu.j a defaulter to a la: j,u amount. Died With a Fortune in His Pockets. Atlanta, i-a., Ueceinijor ju. lliismorn Ing Mrs. Steel, alarmed at the prolonged absence of her father, D. K. Wadley , brother of the late President Wadley, of the (leorgia t ential, went to his room, and eJl'ecting forcible entrance, found him dead. On his person was found in money and railroad stocks over 70,HA. The in quest developed heart disease as the cause )i death. What Constitutes a Chinese Merchant. San FiiAxrisoo, December 20. Judge Hoffman, of the U. K. District Court, prac ticully decided to-day the Chinese trades babeus corpus case. If a Chinaman, a la borer, in his own country, came to this country wit li the purpose, according to testimony adduced, of going into the mer chandizing businubs, he is, under U. 8. luws, a merchant. A Physician's Despondency. Chicago, December li". Dr. D. Rey nolds, medical examiner of the Metropoli tan Life Insurance Company, and a prac ticing physician for thirty years, commit ted suicide by cyanuivt o potuali from Ue-poiidvuvy. DOUBLE CRIME. A Lady Outraged in a Hetel and Her Throat Cut. Throat Cut. The Villmin Cuptured and Jalled. Aroid Threats of Lonehing. Joi.ikt, III., December ID. Thi morn ing, about two o'clock, cries of "help!" "murder!" wore heard on the second floor of the Auburn House, of this city. The boarders were aroused, and the night clerk rushed upstulrs just in time to see the head rook Mrs. Jane Haycock, fall to the floor with blood streaming down over the front of her night-dress. Investigation developed the fact that (ieoi go Freestune, a young man twenty three years of age, who was one of the boarders, had entered Mrs. Haycock's room, ami bound her head to prevent her screams, ami then outraged her person. W hen he had finished his fiendish work he started to leave the room, when Mrs. Haycock, re covering her senses, gave vent to terrible screams. Then, to con ceal what he had done, and prevent ex- Iorure, Freest une rushed back, drew a arge knife, and deliberately cut the out raged woman's throat and fled, supposing he had killed her. Oil leers were summoned, and in a few minutes the culprit was under arrest. His hands were covered with the blood of his victim, yet he still protested his innocence, declaring that the blood on his person was from nose-bleeding. He was given a pre liminary examination this morning, and held to answer to the January term of the Circuit Court. His victim is now hovering between lite and death, but every eflort is being made to save her life. The nlTnir has aroused the most in tense excitement, nnd talk of lynching the fiend is freely expressed. Burned to Death in a Wracked Train. Burlington, La., December 10. Passen ger train 2io. 1 on the C. J. & J. ran Into the rear end of passenger train No. u at Gladstone, 111., this evening, telescoping a 1'ullman car, which ignited and was com pletely destroyed. Richard feomers, suptintenaent of the din ing car service of the Chi cago, Burlington & Quincy Railway, of Chicago, was instantly killed, and his body burned almost beyond recognition. Six other passengers were more or less in jured, but none probably fatally. The two coaches were consumed. The loss is about $.-', U:). The engineer of 2iu. 1 did not see the rear lights on JSo. 0. Causeless Murder in Illinois. o'clock this evening, while ut supper in a restaurant, F.noch Ballentine, of this city, was shot in i ho head by Will C.Sanders, a young furmer, who resides near Cass viile, in this county. There was no quarrel, and but few words passed. Sanders was in licpior, and it is supposed that an old grudge on account of a difficulty two or three years since prompted him to fire tiie shot. Sanders attempted to es cape, but was held by Mr. Bollernian, the proprietor of the restaurant, and an oflicer soon arrived and took him to jail. The physicians say that Ballentine can not recover. A Court Clerk Indicted. PiTTsnniG, Penn,, December 10. Tlio Grand Jury to-day returned a true bill against Arch. Courts, on against him indictment II. Rowland, jun., Clerk of one of the indictments for embezzlement. The is found from the information covering Mr. Rowland's first term of office, and charges a defalcation to the amount of $41,7.V..)!. There is a second indictment , still before the Grand Jury, covering Mr. Rowland's entire time in ofllce, and alleging a defalcation of over $l(i,o0. Mr. Rowland who still contends thut tne prosecution is for political purposes, says he is glad the truo bill was returned, that he is certain he will bo acquitted by the petit jury, aud will demand a speedy trial. Robbery and Incendiarism. Flower, Mich., December IS, Early yesterday morning robbors entored the house of S. P. Creasinger,.a wealthy resi dent of Maple Rapids, chloroformed hiru, ransacked the premises and secured about .T-,5iX in cash and a quantity of valua bles, and then undertook to cover up their tracks by setting fire to the house immediately below the room in which the proprietor lay. He recovered from the influence of the drug in time to escape, though the house was wrapped in flames, and burned to tho ground, wirh its contents. Loss $''li,(.MH); insurance !d,0)ij. Mr. Creasinger recognized one of the rob bers, and search for them is now in pro gress. A Fatal Practical Joke. Paris, III., December IS. Sandford Morris, with other boys, arranged a practi cal joke by having his two brothers, Tod and Oiando, Winston Griflln, jr., and Ben McLaughlin steal some apples. Sanford Norris and the other boys were to be concealed, nnd, at the proper time, fire a gun in the air. Instead, by al most criminal fatality, the gun was pointed directly at the boys, who were close to gether. Tod ' orris was perforated with tiff y-one shot and died soon afrer. Or- iainio Morris was seriously injured, as wus Griffin and McLaughlin. It is thought Orilhh will also die. A Tragedy From Rejected Love. Ft. Louis, December LU Henry Probst shot and seriously wounded Mary Hammer, at llderman Station coal mines, on the Cairo Short Line Rail road, three miles from Belle ville, 111., this afternoon, because she wouldn't marry him. He then fled to Belle ville, where he was arrested. While in the grasp and struggling with the deputy sher iff, he attempted to shoot that oflicer over his shoulder, but the ball entered his own neck, killing bun almost instantly. Hanged With a Handkerchief. Detroit, December IT. Mazius Ruby, a patient at the Wayne County Asylum for Insane, hung himself with a pocket handker chief at half past eight o'clock this morn ing. He was a painter and hailed from Detroit. He has a wife, but no children. He wan thirty -five years of age, was melan choly, and on Friday and again this morn ing asked Dr. Bennett for poison. He was closely watched, but fifteen nil nu tea before he was found dead he eluded his keeper and hanged himself. Opening of the New Niagara Bridge. Suspension Bridge, N. Y., December 20. The formal opening of the cantilever bridge to-day was a perfect suecees. The testing of its strength was by runniug on twenty locomotives and twenty-four cars L.n.Wwl Yi-itli lrrivl xi-l.i-l, utun,l.l t "'- Lvniiwrn li i m i end to end of the bridge on both tracks, but tliTewas no apparent deflection. Lev els were taken nt intervals bv a commis sion selected from t hive hundred engi neers. Tun thou?and people witnessed tue opening. t uunipiei, loiioweu. Siade Arrested, Bailed by Sullivan. Lawrence, Kan., December Hi. Herbert Slade, the Maori, was arrested to-day by the Sheriff and Chief of Police and nut be hind the bars until this evening, when he was released. John i. rnillivun going on nis noun to seep x ne peace, niuile was drinking heavily ull day, and his conduct became unruly. $5,000 Damages for a Dead Husband. Buffalo, Dei-ember 20. Martha J. Par sons obtained judgment against the Now York Central for .Vi,ifO0, for the killing of her husband. Ihii is the third time she has won tue suit. Cave-in of a Coillery. Wilkehhakkk, Pa., December 20. A cave-in of the Pine Bridge Colliery throws four hundred men out of employment. Fire-damp prevents tracing the cave ut present. A Mate Kills a Raustabout. Vn'KMJt'Hd, Miss., December 'Ji'. While the steamer Helena was at Friui feint, roustabout attacked tlio second to - , who killed one and wounded another. Blood at Hot Springs. Hot Fpnirms, Ark., December 17. This evening about four o'clock a most iciting and determined shooting affray occurred be tween t woof our citizen, Major Dornn, latti of New Orlcnn, and Mr, Frank Flynn, of thiscity. Roth men ere looked upon as dead game, but though the conflict wa? close and five shots were discharged, neither party was wounded. It is generally understood thnt Duran did all tno firing, Flynn re treating to a store near by, endeavoring to draw his pistol in the meantime. Doron retired a short distance, nnd Flynn ad vanced nnd challenged him to combat. The oillcers were piomptly nu hand, ar rested both parties and prevented bloodshed. Horse and Wagon Fall 300 Fast. Shenandoah, Pa., December 18. A horse and wagon belonging to George F. Leitr.nl, fell threo hundred feet down one of the many manholes surrounding Shenandoah, the other day. The driver escaped by jumping. The vehicle was broken to pieces, but the horse was only slightly injured. An effort! mado to hoist tho animal out of tho pit failed, and it had to be driven along the gangway to the bottom of tho Kehley Hun slope. After remaining in the mine all night it was taken out, strange to say, apparently in good condition. Nail Faetories Close Down. t'Kfi, Pkjiw., December 10. The Western Nail Association met this morn ing, and after a session lasting till two o'clock this afternoon, it was decided to close down for a period of six weeks from December 20th till February 11th. The meeting wan one of the largest ever heH, every null In the West being represented by person or by letter. The stopago is for the purpose of restricting production. Stocks are light and ill-assorted. Trade is reported fair. The card rato remains unchanged. Torn Limb From Limb. FiTTRnuRG, Pa., Dow iiiIht 19, James Weaver, a laborer, aged swety, emploj-ed at Hussey Howe & Co.'s steel works, met with a horrible death this morning. Ho was pubsing through the machinery department, when his arm was caught in tiie belting and he was drawn into tho machinery. Before he could bo extricated ho was torn limb from limb, portions of tlio body being scattered a dis tance of one hundred feet. A Double Louisiana Tragedy. Clinton, La., December 10. Jim George, colored, residing five miles from here, re turned home last night nnd found his daughter, aged seventeen, dead and another woman mortally wounded, tho latter hav ing since died. The crime was committed by a limn who called at the house, found the women in bed, and shot them both. Kd, Eli, colored, has been arrested, and the bus-, picion against him is strong. ' A Child Boiled to Death. Eric, Pa., December 20. A special dispatch says: Willie Badger, aged four years, son of Fredrick Badger, of Brad ford, Pa., fell into a boiler of scalding wuter at French Creek, N. Y.f to-day, and was boiled to death. Neck Broken. Carrondale, III., December 20. Mr. Stephen Cunningham, an elderly man, was' this morning engaged in felling trees near town, on tho farm of Mr. Donaway. By some mischance he was caught by a fall-' ing tree, his neck was broken, and he was! mangled almost beyond recognition. CABLEGRAMS. Between French at Sontay. at Sontay. Over 200 French and 1,000 Chinese Killed and Wounded. Hoso Koko, December 20. The French hnve cujitured the principal outposts of Sontay, embracing Ave strongly fortified villages. The enemy made a stubborn re sistance. The French loss v.-.is two hundred men and fifteen ofllcers killed and woundo.l. even while the Chinese loss is put atVKU men killed and wounded, Admiral Cour let, communding, had seven thousand men, four thousand engaged in the action, the remainder in reserve. The Chinese still hold the fortress at Kontay. The prin cipal fighting occurred on the river bank. Several Tillages were captured at the point of the bayonet. The French marched ithin a mile of the citadel, but there will probably bo very heavy fighting before they reuch tho place. The Chinese lost heavily from the shells of the fleet. London, December :!0. A dispatch from Hong Honff states the fight at .Sontay oc curred on the 14th. Two outworks were captured, aud the citadel surrounded by the French, Execution of Joseph Poole. Dublin, December IS. Joseph Poole, the murderer of Kenney, was hanged here at 8 o'clock this morning. Kenney was killed by Foole on the night of July 4, 1882, in Hevlllu Place, this city. Poole rose at 5:.'i0. A priest visited him at C, and administer ed the sacrament at 7:1."!. Both remained in the prison chapel until nearly 8. Poole stood the ordeal of the preparation for his execution with remarkable fortitude. On the gallows he frequently kissed the cructtlx, andwitu a culm demeanor and in a firm voice repeated his prayers until the drop fell. Death took place in three and a halt secondn. He made no public state ment. A small crowd gathered outside the Kiehmond bridewell, but dispersed as soon as the black flag made known the execu tion was over. Sarah Barnhardt on Her Muscle. Pahis, December 19. '8arah liarniim," a batirical biography of Sarah Barnhardt by ber former friend, Marie Colombier, has caused a duel between friends of the women aud a scandalous quarrel betwevn the act ress and the author. Sarah, incensed at be ing described as a "she Barnum," asked the police to seise the book. The police replied that she must seek redress in a civil tri bunal, barah, with her son, proceeded on Tuesday to Colombier's resi dence and struck her in the face with a rifling whip. Colombia fled, pursued by fcarub, who smahd everything in her way. Meanwhile the friends of the women indulged in a free fiht in another part of the huuse. it is stated the affair will lead to a number of duels. A Canadian State Official Insane. Toronto, December In the Cham bers, to-day, an order was made declaring Adam Crooks, late Minister of Education for Ontario, a lunatic, und appointing a coiumitu-e of his person and tsiule. lln is at present iu retreat at IJarUoid, Conn. The doctor says he bus not over two years to live. Notes. The Rpanlsh steamer, Manila, took flre a few days ago in the Bay of Biscay. Eighty -two of the crew and passengers took n oouts. Tiie first boat reached an English vehsel, the second returned to the burning vessel but the tund has not been heard Irom. At a jieeting of the National League In Dublin on the ll'th, Matthew Harris, for merly a Iieugue organizer, who recently returned to America, said the Americans dontt seek to direct the movement in Ire land, but only winh the Irish lo display energy and American support will be iu proportion to tiie amount of work done. The so-called League of the Antilles has sent from Santo Domingo proclamations inciting Cuban negroes to rebellion. It is believed the sole object is to keep up an alarm. A great storm on the ISth, caused much damage to houses in the town of Abadia, Turkey, Six lare shipa and fifteen coast ing vessels were lout and LUwjr ltvwh 'tiovvned. MR. JAMES AT HOME The Notorious Missouri Bandit Relented The Notorious Missouri Bandit Relented and in the Hands of Friends. Whatever May by the Final Onteomo of Whatever May by the Final Onteomo of it. He is Breathing Free Air Again. Ft, IrrP, December 21. A dispatch from Independence, Mo., ways: Frank James arrived here at 10 o'clock this morn ing from Onllntin, Mo. Ho was taken at onco to his wife's bonrding-house, where ho was met by his family and several in timate friends. At 11 o'clock he was taken to the cfTlee of Judge J. II. Glover, nnd formally turned over to his bondsmen. James returned to his family and friends, where be remained until 12. Carriages were then announced, and Prank, accompanied by hi hnndnmen and nttorney, lett for Kan sas City, Frank stating that he intended delivering himself up there to the United States Marshal, who wanted him for the Mussel Shoals (Ala.) robbery. He must have changed his mind about this, how ever, for when the train reached Kansas City this afternoon the marshal had not the'pleusure of meeting Frank, he and his companions having left the train at some way station. It is new believed they are at the home of Mr. Kalston, the father of Frank's pretty wife, and that Frank in tends remaining there during tho Christ ma bolidoys. Capture of Sontay in Anam. Paris, December 21. Admiral Peyron, Minister of Marine, has received the fol lowing from Kontay,dated 17th : "Sontay is ours. Tho outer enceinte was carried by assault at (I o'clock Sunday evening. The at tack began at 11 in the morning. An assault was made at 6 in the evening with bravery above all praise, by the lorign legion, together with the "marine intnntry and sailors. The flotilla assisted with a bom bardment. Tiie citadel was evacuated dur ing the night, and occupi'd on tiie morn ing of tho 17th without lighting. We do not yet know whither tne black flags, rehef AnamitcK, and Chinese fled, nnd it is impossible to learn their losses. We lost about lit teen killed, including one oflicer, nnd sixty wounded, including five oflicers. Admiral Courbet, in un olllciul ri-port, states that three oflicers ami sixty-seven nion were killed, nnd ten nllicers and 170 men wounded before Sontay on the 14lh. Admiral Courbet, has been gazetted a grand olllcer of the legion of honor. Commemorative of Judge Black. Washington, December 21. A meeting of the bar was held in the Supreme Court room to-day to take appropriate action in respect of the death of Judge Jere Black. Senator Edmunds was called to the chair, and McKenney chosed secre tary. Eulogistic addresses were delivered by Messrs. Merrick, Emery, Ashton, ami W. H. Smith, Senators Bayard, Vance, and (iorlond, nnd Represent otive Hopkins. Resolutions expressive of the high charac ter and attainments of the deceased, and the great loss Cue country sustained by his death, were adopted. Losing Life to Save Her Child. BaLTiuohk, Md., 21. Mrs. Ga briel Kiah, jr., residing near Cambridge, Md., discovered that her infant's cloth ing was on fire. Rushing to the rescue of the babe she succeeded in putting out the flames before the child had been seriously injured. In do ing so, however, her own domes took fire. She darted out of the house and run across an adjoining field. A colored man ran to her assistance and succeeded in putting out the flames. She was burned in a dreadful manner aud no hopes are enter tained of her recovery. A Woman's Murder Speedily Atoned. Belleville, III., December 21. Henry l abst, a young German, fatally shot his sweetheart, Mary Hammen, at Winderman Station, yesterday afternoon and fled in the direction of this city. Overtaken by a Sheriff's posse he inildeu stand und threat ened the ofllcers, holding a cocked revol ver. The Sheriff's son closed with Babsf and made him throw up his revolver, and in tloing so the weapon wus discharged, tso shot striking Babst, killing him in stantly. " Killed by the Bursting of a Grindstone. Streator, III., December 21. A black smith by the name of Alexander Jardin, of Wilmington, was at work at a lnrge power grindstone to-day, when the stone burst, ono of the pieces striking him iu the head and knocking him down. He died from the injuries in a few hours. Tells on His Chums. Mount Carmel, Pa., December 21. Charles Weaver, a prisoner of Sunbury jail, has confessed his connection with a gang of burglars which has committed num urous depredations in this county, and given the names aud addresses of all the members. A Long Fight Against Death. Wiauton, O.nt., December 21. Word is received from Tobermory, Lake Huron, of the wrecking on Manitoulin Island of tho schooner D. 8. llungerford, of Buffalo. Her crew of six built a tent on the isluud and lived in it nineteen days, finally reaching Tobermory in an old fishing boat. Fruit of the Gallows. Georgetown, S. C, December 21. Jerry Cox, colored, was hanged for the murder of Herbert Rembert in June lust. Cox pro tested his innocence to the last, showed no fear, and mado a short speech on the scaf fold. Giddihos, Tex., December 21. At 2:25 thia afternoon Jim Taylor (colored) was bung for the murder of Sarah Chappetl (colored). The execution was neat and quiet. Taylor uiude an incoherent speech bf ten minutes, confessing his crime and expressing Borrow. A crowd of 3,000, most ly ngroes, were present. rr:f Cheap Rates From Europe. New York. December 21. The steam ship lines have reduced third-class fares from Europe to $-n, owing to a war of rates. Attorney General Brewster loft Washington on the 21st for New Orleans, where he will appear in the prosecution of toe lottery cases. One of tlio, fruits of Lord Colo, rhino's visit to this country lias appeared In tne plan to form a system of district courts throughout England after the model of the district courts of tho Tinted States. So favorably has tlio suuViion been received that a bill fr this purpo.-u has been pn-parcd by Colu rido und accepted by the Cabinet. Chicago Inter Ocean. I'hief-KnrrineerMelville, of the lata Arctic Exploring steamer Jean net tc, has received a leU.-r from (Jeneral Clior naiyof, tho Governor of Yukootsk, stat infr that the Czar has bestow ed ivwanU and promotions upon all persons in Si beria who rendered assistance to the Jeannette survivors. The Mobile Ittqitttr gives as one of the reasons for the increase of criiuo "tho increase of libortinimn, fostenul in Its growth by the Indecent periodicals and publication with which tho land has been Hooded." Tho NorwcjrinnH, twenty or twenty five years bad plenty of ovsters, but now they have hcarcely anv. Their oyster tanks have been ruined by ovor-fi.-diing and carch:sne-ij. A Au'l.in li.iiFi-ik Mj Jnw.ns H1l-IvDlt tl . j ctutly ut Salt Lake. Xc-i'tr TnOunc. XLVIIIth CONGRESS. XLVIIIth CONGRESS. First Session. Vaptunotom, December IT. Pfatb Mr. Pherman ottered a resolution that t ho Henate proceed to tin elect km of oflleer. Ordered to llnovei till to-rnorrnw. A rnof;un;re received from the H nunc h iinoimel hit t he d -a I h of Mr. lint-k'!!, of Kriiaho. win tinniediutely tii km up, uu after appropriate re Tnurkw by Mr. !m.rull. sod nn hi motion, tiie President if the hennte nppntnted Senator l'lmn't, Coekroll nnd Hnv a committee to at tend the olineqnleM ol' the deceased. Represent a tlve. and the Semite, uut of renpect to tho deceased, adjourned. IbtrsE The. hHplain. In n few touching r fnarkH. referred to i he death of Die Hon. I. C. Hnnk.cH, of Kiiiimis, and Invoked the divino blrssinr on the heronved family. Mr. Ander son, of K iiiiKiio, Miiri ; It t wit h (rront nor row I perform the Fn.d duty of snnouneliur to the Hounc the death of my lamemed col leu (rue, Hon. Dudley C. IlHkell, Into Heprrseiitallvo from Kansas, who tiled nt his residence in this city enrl yesterday niorniiiK- WASHiwmw, Dec K Sfnatk Tho follow ing bill were reported from committee and placed on the calendar: By Mr. Harrison Providing for civil govcrnineut for Alaska. By Mr. Hoar In regard to tho elec tion of President und Vlcc-Prosldent. At the conclusion of the morning hour Mr. Sherman nked Immediate rnnifdersf Ion of the resolution offered yesterday t hat the Sen ate proceed to the election of oft leers, namely, Secretary of the Senate. ( hief Clerk, principal Kxecutlve Clerk, Chaplain, and SorKennt-ut-A rms. A Freed to yean IU. Phvh ItO. Tho division was on strict party Ihies Messrs. Miilume and Hiddlebeifrer votin with tho Ito publicans. (r. Shet man moved that Mr. A nson ii. MeCook be chosen Secretary or tlio Semite. Mr. Pendleton moved to amend by substitution- the name of Mr. b. y. Wiishimrton. Lostyeas nays The main resolution wn sirreed to mid Mr. Cook was sworn in. The remaining1 liepithlicnn nominees were fleeted, RB follows: thief ( I -rk, Charles W. Johiwm. of Min nesota; Kxecutive Clerk, J tunes It. Youmr, of Pciin sylvan in; Chap him. He v. Kilns leV itt Hunt ley, ot the I list rict or t oln mbm :S crjeant iit-Ariiis, W. 1. HtiHflay, of North Carolina. Tin1 senate went into executive session, and when the doors reopened went lnto ominitteo of the Whole for t he purpose of continuing tho confident I ion of the new rules. The question pending was the sdoptioii of tho first new rules, rehitinfr to the election of a President pro tern., and his rijrht in ciise of absence to ns mo a substitute, who should perform tiie duties of the chair for three days. Wafminuton, December 19 Sknate Tho following bills were Introduced: ' IJy Mr. Cul lom To provide fur the acceptance by tho United States of the Tlllnnls and Michigan Ca nal from the Stale of Illinois. Uy Mr. Pair To provide for Pin king artcelnn wells in the hinds of the Pnitml Suites in Nevada. Ity Mr.IntfHlls To provide for t he appointment of a commission to invest ijrtite railrotid trtins portatlon. liy Mr. lARan To consolidate the llureau of Military J ustlce and Corps of Judires Advocate of tho Armv: also, a bill erentinjr the new stnndurd of time for the District of Coin m Ida. Passed, Mr. Van Wyclt offered a resolution, rull!nir on the Secretary vt the Interior for information how much land hnd been cert illed or patented for the benefit of railroad commit) ten since tho date of the decisions of the Supreme Court In lf-V, which so construed the indemnity clause In the Congrefsloutil cntnt as to allow indem nity lands only in lieu of lands originally In cluded In the jmint, but which were after wards sold. Laid over till to-morrow. A resolution for a holiday recess went over until to-morrow. The Semite resumed the con sideration of unfinished busfners, the rules. Mr. Fryc withdrew the call for yens and nayri on the ehiu so of first ru lo, relating1 to tho three-diiy limitation of the authorIy of the V ice President's substitute. The clause was rejected, leaving1 the rule about as heretofore; but when tho rule comes up in the Senate when not in Com initlee of the Whole, tho subject may be re newed. The Set m to took up tho House icon current resolution for a holiday recess, amended it to make Monday. January 7, tho date of reasscnibluge. As amended agned to, and returned to the House. After un ejiocu tive session adjourned. Washisgtok, December 19. IFousb.- Mr. Morrison offered a concurrent resolution for a holiday recess from Monday, December 24, until Thursday, the 3rd of January. Agreed to 143 to 21 with the understanding that no business would bo transacted Monday exoept the appointment of committees. Mr. ltlock burn. from tho Committer on Rules, ro portcd a resolution for the creation of tho fol lowing select committees, with tho same mem bership accorded similar committees by the last Congress; Civil Service Hetorm; Law Re specting the Election of President and Vice President; Payment of Pensions, Itounty aud llaek Pay; Public Health, aud Ventilation and Accoustics of Hall of Representatives, Also, lor tho creation of a Com mittee on American Ship Uuilding and Ship-owning Interest, to consist of seven members, which shall Investigate the causes for the decline of the American foreign carrying trado. Mr. Reed ofTort'd an amend ment lor the creation of a committee on the alcoholic liquor traffic. Mr. Itlackhurn also reported a resolution for raising tho stand incr of tho Committee on Labor, to which will bo referred measures affecting la bor; limiting; the jurisdiction of the Commit tee on Education and Labor, and providing it shall hereafter bo known a tho Committee on Education. Mr. Willis offered ' an amend ment increasing the membership of t wenty-three standing committees' from eleven to thirte en, and on the retention of theCommittee on Education and Labor. Mr. Calkins ottered a resolution, which was adopted, culling on tho Secretary of State for all communications, mocuuiciits ana papers in his possession relating to the trial, conviction and execution of the hue Patrick n'Donnell by tho British (iovernment. The Speaker appointed Messrs. Hohlitzell. Cabell, Wilson (W. a.). Hanson and 1ong members of a special committee on tho centennial anniversary of Washington's sur render of his commission as Commander-in-chief of the Army. Adjourned. Washington, December J-0. Pknate. A message was received from tho House concur ring in the Senate amendment making the duto of reusseniblintr after the holidays, Mondayt January 7. The Senate wont into Executive session, mid on reopening, resumed considera tion of the new rules, but after a short debute t he mutter was postponed till at ter the holiday recess. Tho chuir laid before the Senate a comniuunl cutton from the Secretary of tho Interior transmitting copies of papers relating to tho attempted transfer of tho Texas Paul no Railway Compauy s land grant to tho South ern Pucitlo Railway Company, of Arizona, New Mexico and allfornla. he u ate concurred In the joint resolution of the House rejatmg to the celebration of the cen tenary of the surrender by Washington of hit commission as commander In chief of the pat riot fimre-B of America. Adjourned tlfl Monday. lloi'HB. A long1 discussiou sprang up over the resolution offered by Mr. tioddes, to grant a month's extra pay to discharged employes, being advocated by Messrs. (ieddeg and h fr, and opposed by Mr. Reagan on the ground thnt tho liuune had no right to bi chari table with other pe-opie's mon.y, and by Mr. Cobb on tha ground that It would inoludoin its provisions pnrsons puton tho rolls at tho close of the last session. Mr. Hohlif r.eil, from tint spooial committed having tho matter in charge, reported a joint reoluiiou requesting tiie President to Issue a proc-lumutiun revoiiiimmding tiie people, eith er by appropriate exorcise in connection with relhious services on the td Inst,, or by such pub lic observances as they deem proper on the '4th, to commemorate the surrender by W ttbU ingtou of ins commission ai commander In chief of the army. 'J lie president was also re quested to order ft national salute from the various forts of tho counLry on the 'MX h. Tho Joint rculuUou pasbod. Adjourned until Moudttv. A recent addition to the trous'jrei nt tho Kiitionul MuHMiiin at Washington cunsiss of a te.'lniolonficul collection of Sevres porceluin, the, ift of tho French Government. Thirl collection . repro wmiLs tho manufacture of Sevres puree lain from tho raw material to tho com pleted object, tho various pieces of which show every phase of tint produc tion of this famous French ceramic art. It numbers seven! y-!tvc lots. Fihteeu of these ioU consist of hamples of raw material iu every atao of preparation. In tho nnro eimiotery in Amorimix, Ga., is a ceil:ir tree whii h was planted in a lnre pili hor nt tho Ixuml ol a mi cro's irnive about V u y!:ir.s airo. it burnt tho boltoni Ait of tlio iitohrr and rooted in tho earth. Tlio jntehor still eno 'rclos the jottom of tho cedar, and is without a eruek. J ho tree litlu tho pitcher completely and in about clht or ten leet hiirh. Tho New York Chamber of Coni' merco was formed by a few inerelnuit who gathered for that purpose at tho Queen's Head Tavern, now known Washington's lleudijdartors, corner lirou I and I Vail streets, lib years ao, Uceembcr 4: so oil JJeeember 4 tho un liivoi.sary was celebrated by a bivn'juut, iV. X. Utrau. STATE NEWS ITEMS. of Tmbi.Iwo trunk wwpn which lmvo hocn iit cnurs') of ori'etion in I'olunitnis, for thn jtfir, four voar, wpvp rftntpletpd re ecntly. Tln-v nmkn n tttil Ii'IikMi of over four inilcH. Twt'lvo bihI nne-lmlf million of hrirkrt hnv been niadp nnd lniii, twenty ttiolmnnd b:irrHs of foment luivoheell UKOil, ninl nliout, jfl.sJi.ono 1ms been pniil out for labor. The;e newer drain on Innuendo nroii of the riry by means of their rollntorns branches, nnd will bft of lnstmg benefit. An unknown man was struck by nn en. iitB on the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Hailrond track in Cinolnnnt.i, a few days ni;o, nnd foiling, the wheels pHssed over his neck, completely sftveriiiK his bend from his body. Ho was About tlilrt.y-fWe years of ao, five feet n-Vou inches in height, black hair, Tinistneh and goatee. ISotliinK was found on his person to load to his Identity. A movement is on foot nninnf? thn inven tors of Cincinnati to orgnniee a Nationnl Association of American inventors, f or the purposn of defending themselves against any subversion of the'pntent laws by larco and powerful corporations. Mr. J. H. Terbe, of that city, has been very active in the matter, and states that such a conven tion will probably bo held there in Febru ary next, at which there will be an attend ance of fully four thousand. Tub clothing on Miss Jessie Hare, at Newark, took fire, a few days aince. Hho ran out on the street and rolled in the inow to extinguish the flames, but wag unsuc cessful, and in a phort time the clothing was burned from her body, tho hntr from her bend, nnd the flesh camo off iu places. Hhe cannot survive. IJahney Lewis, aged sixty years, em ployed at the Ilrihton Car tStables, Cincin nati, whilo tidjusting some belting the other flay, was caught in tho shafting and horribly mangled about the lower limbs nnd body. Ho died of ilia injuries A few hfiurs after. A DojiksTic in the family of T. B. Mar tin, Esq., of ISprincilold, Rtarted on a crusade nainst the saloons of the city, a few days ago. In tho first saloon sho entered she acted in such n peculiar manner that the patrol-wagon wnH summoned, ami the youn"; crusader lauded in the station-house. It is thought to be a case of temporary mania. A wealthy combination of Swiss and German capitalists and chemists are pros pecting in-Cleveland for tho establishment of a .i'0,0:X) plant to utilize I'etroleum resi duum in tho manufacture of nniline dyes. En. O. Haney, a druggist engaged in business ot Lowellvillo, Mahoning County, dropped dead a few days since as he was walking out of his store. He hud been drinking to excess for several weeks, caused by busbies troubles, resulting in his sudden demise. Deceased was twenty seven years old, and leaves a brido of sir months. Mr.s. Peter Burns, aged seventy years, residing at Siruthers, fiv miles east of Youugstown, was burned to death a few nigiits ago, by her clothes taking fire from a grate, ll.tr husband was away on a drunken spree. When ne?;dibors opened the door tho woman was burn.'d to a crls-p. Prompt action of friends saved the build ing. E. C. Todd, a young farmer residing near Fort William, Clinton County, died a few morning's since from injuries received the day before. He was found in a stable, where he had been kicked by a horse that he had been feeding. The body of Frank R. Brewer, who has been missing for some weeks, was found in Cuyahoga Itivcr at Cleveland a few days since. On that day be was seen preparing his yacht in the old river bed for a sail. Upon not returning home his friends began looking for him. His yacht was found tied up at her dock; the river was dragged and the city searched, but to no avail. Euoknb Watt, a brakeman, was caught between the buffers a few days ago at Ak ron, and was horribly mangled. His right thigh was torn open the entire length nnd his leg fearfully bruised and lacerated to tho knee. Jennie Lamb, of South Charleston brougut suit a few days since in the Court of Common Pleas of Clark County, against Jnok Mattinson, of that place, for 25,000 damages for breach of promise. Mattin son is about seventy years old and a rich farmer. Anuuew Baoan was arrestod at Fostoria a few days ago for brutally beating a wo man at the Hale House. In default of S-IK) bail he was jailed. IJlFoun. divorces were granted by Judge Wickham.at Norwalk, in one day , recently. Mrs. Julia Norms, widow, was setting in front of the grate, at her home near Newark, a few days ago. Her clothing took fire and bofore assistance could arrive she was fearfully burned, and died shortl y :'terward. John Lancaster and John Uiuos, both tough looking, were lodged in jail iu War ren the other night, having confessed to stealing a valuablo team, harness nnd buggy of Ford Fell, at Burg Hill, Novem ber '.'Jd. They were captured in Eitnira, F. Y. J a con Hanaway, one of the oldest and most prominent farmers in White Couuty, while on the roof of his barn repairing it, died instantly of apoplexy a few days since, His wife, sonie years ago, also died sud denly while walking. A drummer for a Now York house named C. A. Beatty, lumped off a passen ger train on the Pittsburg & Lake Erie Kailroad, near Youugstown, a few days ago, to save walking a short distance, lie fell on his face, and was seriously injured. Charlbs Bktant, of Portsmouth, was arrested in Cincinnati a few days ago. He is wanted there for contempt of Court in fuiling to appear us prosecuting witness against a man who had shot at him. BLOOMPiELDis excited over a projected railroad through its corporate limits. Two dohshh aud u buggy were stolon from the barn of James H. Barr, near Ontario, Kichland Couuty, tho other night. No arrests. t A jury in the case of Michael O'Brien vs. tho Pan-Handle Railroad Company, ac tion to recover 10,000 damages for injuries received whilo in tho employ of tlio com pany, the oilier day at Htuubertvillo. re turned a verdict for plaintitr. forT.'ij. Tje verdict is considered extremely light, as O'lli it:n is crippled for life. The .SuN'iii MovniiKji of Yc jngstown, a three-year-old Independent weekly, was sold tho other day to Senator-elect A. D. Fassett. It is understood a stock company will lie formed. Mr. Fassett will beeditcr, and li. L. Preston business manager. TLo paper will be Republican in politics. A poHTorFK'E was recently established at henwood, Monroe County, and VV. T. Wood appointed Postmaster. Philip Koostkuwklt, night watchman at the Ohio iron-works, at Zunusville, had one eye destroyod and the other badly in jured on the ll.)th, by a dust explosion. Colonel Cuarlbs Anijkkson, of Green ville, Darke County, is said to have been tendered the position of Judge Advocate General on the staff of Governor Hoadly. Cincinnati has inaugurated a vigorous movement toward bringing the next IJumo cratic Presidential Convention there. Thompson & Co.'s Dime Museum, at Springfield, was closed by the hberiil few days since, on write of attachment. Frank: Evans, a prominent citizen North Kail Held, died suddenly, of hemor rhage a few nights since, . TOPICS OF THE DAY. a CATArtttit is rapidly carrying ofl'do;; in Home parts of Conned ient. Si counties in Nebraska prnduenr the past, season live times a many ap ples as the wholn Stale can consnino Tub peopln of lVnrsnll, Tex., re unable to keep thn wolves from their doors. Tho animals prowl through tho streets nt all hours of the niht. Thk Milwaukee Sntthid pvcs in for the taxation of eats, which it says have-br-come too lazy to catch rats, nnd too-high-toned to eat them lifter they lmvo been cautrht in traps. The Russian treatment for diphtheria.. ;s first a laxative, then eold drinks acid ulated with hydrochloric acid, nnd then a gargle of limo water and hot milk in. equal parts every two hours. For the e xpnnsion of tho chest and development of the muscles of the arm. shoulders und back, dumb-bells one twentieth the weight of the person using them are recommended for ladies. A vktekan shoemaker of Washing ton City says only nbout one medium sized woman in ten thousand can wenr o number-one shoo with ease, and per fect feet are extremely rare. The New York Tnilh observes that "so wonderful lias tho manufacturing of antiquities in this country become, thnt tiie next census ought to give go un trustworthy statistics of tho new indus try." ' TllK experience of an old criminal lawyer proves to him that the majority of those convicted are innocent, and that the majority of thoso acquitted nro guilty. It is a fino commentary on Criminal Court justice. A rAit.siMONiors old father, with a courtablo daughter, says he believes in the philosophy of "sweetness and light," and is willing that the girl should con tributetotho sweetness if the young man will pay for his shave of tlio light. It is suggested by tho New York Mail and Exprr.1.1 that the American ex hibit at tho International Forestry Ex hibition in Scotland next year include in its scope tho destruction as well a tho preservation of forests. In a recent sermon Key. Mr. Deems, of New York, denounced the purely American habit of kissing, stating that "whilo it is bad enough for adults to kiss, it is criminal for a lot of dirty mouthed people to kis9 an innocent baby." AccoitniKO to the Transcrijit Irving has taen holding his Boston audiences, "spell-bound before his stage pictures," and their "solid applause was threaded with that electric ch coring that shows that people are carried out of them selves." A GOOD industrious hen will in a year yield a cslear profit of ono dollar for her owner. Tho egg product of our coun try is greater in value than that of pork. Last year the score stood in this order nt the top: Corn, $480,043,400: wheat, $48-1,675,779; eggs, 475,C8-J,H0. The New York Post declares that per mission to placo their photographs on sale is not a nice thing for retined girls to do, but is forced to acknowledge that "the great advance mado by socie ty in our time has been in the steps ta ken to-rccoguize the claims of the Yul- Ax Concord, N. II., recently, five hun dred boys, irregular in attendance at religious service, were tempted into a church by the promise of a red-hot oyster supper in the chapel, and the pas tor pledged them in a body never to use intoxicutingliquors. The purpose justi fied the means, no doubt, but it was a trap all the same. The New York Commercial-Advertiser warns people not to tempt pickpocket by carrying around with them largo gums of mono)', and says, "Gentlemen of wealth clergymen, editors, and per sons of their standing could not find a better way to cheat tha thieves than by observing tho severest simplicity in their personal decoration and outward be longings." Thk Atchison Champion thinks it sees iu Kansas and elsewhere a reform from ho old ways of candidates for offico ttu'uiug political coutofcU into liqtior guzzliug campaigns. Tho ChiunpUm says: "We are proud to know that the time is so near at hand when campaign arguments are to be intellectual and not abdominal. Tho shutting oil' of tho reservoir will be a deprivation toloufent and adventurers, and sponges, but it will bo hailed w ith satisfaction by people who are in tlio habit of paying for their own drinks, or going without tliein." TiiEriE are more business failures re ported this year than last. Hut the causes of tlio increase are much tho same as those of tho increase of fatal accidenls, at which people are inclined to wonder. It should bo remembered that there am more people this year than last, that wealth has accumulated, that business has enlarged, and abovA nil, that facilities for gathering infor mation of failures have been greatly improved. Un. T. L. Nichols, iu tho Hcicnre MitnthUi, asserts that any given territory will sustain from six to ten men or fruits, grains or vegetables, to one o u flesh, lie writes: "Only the direst ne cessity, such us sometimes causes can nibalism, could have induced men to kill and eat other animals, l'robably such feeding began willi tho lowest forms of life, ns with oysters, for exam ple. However the carnivorous taste and habits of men may have arisen, them is no doubt of tho sulUcicncy of a vegcU bide diet."