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nrnixntt, rriKimt .km. HILLS KORO, : : i OHIO. A HERMIT. An Educated Minister Became Despondent, ipondent, An Educated Minister Became Despondent, And Sought Retirement in a Mountain An Educated Minister Became Despondent, And Sought Retirement in a Mountain Cave, Which for Thirty Years Was His Abiding Place. Fort Jarvih, N. Y., January 2!. Itev Austin Sheldon was one of tho passen gers on ft train on the N. Y. L. E. fe W. R'y., to-day en route for 'ew Yolk City. Sheldon's history is a remarkable one. The story of his lifo as told by his sister while waiting for the train roads like a novel. About forty years apo he preaohed in a Miinll country town in one of the Eastern (Hates. He married, hut his wife lived only a short time. Her death seems to have affected Sheldon's mind. Nood after that event he fcefran to act in ft strange manner, and would absent himself from his home and would not be seen for several days, then he would return with "me story to tell of a visit to his wife. Finally he announced bis intention of abandoning the minitrv and living in retirement for the rest of his life. He i nrchaspd a small tract of land in Pike County. 1'a,, and moved all bis ef fects thither. I'ike County was then but little better than a wilderness, and Sheldon seems to have se lected the most desolate part of the country for his retreat. For thirty years he lived in retirement in this backwoods place. When he went there be found a natural cave on the property, and decided not to build a house, but to occupy the cave as his dwell in g. He closed up the'en trance witn a few slabs, and over these plastered mud to keep out the cold, lnthis be has 6pent the lHst thirty years. He be came quite famous as a hunter, and many cf bis exploits have, been recounted iu the cswspapeis. The only times be ever visited Milford, the only town of any size in tne county, were In the spring of the year, when he made bis annual visit to the tax collector and added his portion to the county treasury. Recently he has been very feeb'le, and his relatives have at various times endeavored o persuade him to leave his retreat and go to live with then. To this he has never consented. Laat week his sister, 2drs. Phoebe Baldwin, of New Haven, came here and persuaded him to go with her. Hn is very deaf and it is with difficulty that he could be made to understand what was wanted of him. When he had accom panied her as far as Dingman's Ferry he refused to go any further, but he was in duced to go in the stage to Milford and from there be was brought to this village. He is old and helpless and bad to be lifted in and cut of the sleigh and into the cars, Some, who proiess to know, say that Sheldon is ever eighty years of ago. His sister could not remember the exact age but thought it must be nearly that. A Strychnine Scheme. St. Petersburg, January 20. A Nihil istic plot to poison the imperial family was discovered this morning. Since the mur der of Colonel Scndenkin the food which is supplied for use at the imperial table is carefully examined bv experts before it is sent to the nobility. This morning the ex perts, at the usual examination, disclosed the fact that the bread intended for use at the imperial breakfast-table was thorough ly impregnated with strychnine, and that a small quantity of bread eaten by a per son would produce death. Almost imme diately on the head of this discovery a tele gram was received announcing that a po liceman named Sobielolf bad been mur dered by Nihilists at Kharkoll early tins morning, and another stating that a serious rising had occurred in Little Russia, and asking that troops be sent at once to quell the insurrection. Funeral of the Crested Butte Victims. Ckf.sted Butte, Col., January 30. All the bodies have now been recovered from the mine, and many have been buried. The general funeral took place yesterday from a large pavilion built for the purpose and to which the bodies, dressed in cheap but neat burial robes, and placed in colHns, were conveyed. (Special trains brought a large crowd upto the funeral, accompanied by u band. The Protestants held their services in the pavilion at 1 o'clock, and the Catholics at 1 :30. It waa a sad scene to see the long line of coffins, surrounded by the famines of the victims, who were frantic with grief. Death from Pustules. New York, January 30. Mrs. Mary R Foster, aged twenty-seven, died at her home, in Brooklyn, to-duy, from a malig nant pustule. The pustule flr6t showed itself on the face on Tuesdav. Early that morning Iir. F. H. Ross was called in to at tend her. Hie complained of severe inter nal pains. Within a few hours a discolora tion whs noticed on her nose. The spots spread over half her nose in two hours. The snieadiri'j continued over hnif her iw.-p for ten hours utter its first appearance, j cue uiea in lerriuie a'ony. Train Stopped by Antelopes. Soda Spiunos, Idaiio, January 29. Antelopes have recently been so plentiful between Green River and Granger in Wy oming on the Union Pacific Railway as to impede the passage oi trains at times, a train to-day being obliged to come to a full stop. Owing to tue snow in the mountains and foot tiilis they congregate in large oroves on the alkali desert between the places named, as but very little snow ever lies in that locality. A Million Dollar Failure. Toronto, January '.'. The American Lumber Company has assigned, 'i he com pany bad a capital of $1,0o0,0j0, was formed some years ago, and ownedextenolvelimits and mil i s. The banks mainly interested are tne Ion. nto Hank, Ouet.ec liank and tank of Commerce. Tue liabilities foot up lose on 1.ik"i.ii, half of which is secured. The bank of Commerce is the largest creditor. A Whole Family Missing. Boston, Mass., January 2lt. J. M. Re ford, a merehuut of Sloriah, Vermont, with bis wite and two daughters, started for Warren, Vermont, January 11, to visit bis (uther. They had a good team of horses, Tne party have not since been heard from, it ih t.aie.l they either broKe through the i'-e on Lake C haiupiain or are froen to neatn unuer the snow in tue Greeu Mountains. Government Telegraphs in Canada. Ottawa, January 31. The annual report cf the Minister of Public Works shows, ho ar as Government management of tele graphs is concerned, a verv unfortunate result lms been reached iu'Canadn. The lines were bunt at a cost of nearly sson,(ioo. The expenditure lust year was J m,u i, whi e tue receipts were onlv &!7,uu0( show, ing a luas of over 00 per cent. Coasting on a Railroad. Leadcii.le, Col., January 30. This eve ning Win. Mauley, construction boss, and three men employed on the Denver and South Park Railroad, came down the hill Into the city on a flat-car. When near the depot they collided with a car of iron and all jumped. Mauley was instantly killed, the others seriously injured. For Retaliation With a Vim. Gkeensbckg, Pa., January iti. Last nifcht twnty-seveii men met and forumj a fc. ci et oath-b jund brotherhood not tp buy l'i eni-ii gooiis ai d to boycott all dealers fceihng tt.em, until the embargo ou pork Is tukeu oil. A Long Strike Ended. riTTsnt-Ro, Fkxx., January 3'!. The long ttriko of window-glass workers is at nn nd, and, after seven months' idleness, the men will return to work as soon aa the furnaces are heated. Tlw manufacturer' and workers' conference committees reachod a satisfactory conclusion yester day afternoon, but wenp in session again to-day arranging the details of the agree ment, and did not adjourn finally until late this evening. While both sides made great concessions, the terms largely favor the workmen, who will be paid the wages paid last year until April 1, when a sliding scale w ill go into elfcct, and wages there after be governed bv the card rates on glass. The scale will be subject to changes every lour weens, and tho agreement w ill last until July 1, and if tound to work satisfactorily will probably be adopted for theensuing year. Anunilierof factories have already started (Ires, and it is expect ed by February 13 all the factories in the est will be in operation. llv resump tion twenty-five hundred men will be fur nished employment in this city. Petition for the Mexican Treaty. Washington, January 30. A memorial numerously signed by influential New York manufacturers, was received be.re to day, in favor of the ratification of the Mexican treaty. It Included a list of tho various manufacturing industries which would be immediately benefited by it. Among these are the manufacture of car riages and other vehicles, mantel and wall clocks, tools and instruments of iron, brass or wood, oi composed of these materials, for artisans, telegraph wire, barbed wire for fences, and products of pretrolenni oils for illuminating purposes, for all of which it is believed a good market would be found if placed on the Mexican free list. It is es timated that at least ten thousuud mechan ics and artisans are engaged in these and other industries in the city and State of New York alone, and any legislation which wouid provide an outlet for their surplus products in the neighboring Republic, it is argued, would redound to the benefit of th whole country. Fire at Rome, N. Y. Rome, N. Y., January 30. This morning a three-story building, between btanwix Hall Hotel and Searle Bank Block, Gaines street, burned. Mrs. Samuel Alexander and children were rescued by policemen. Ten minutes after the fire broke out an ex plosion occurred, knocking out the whole front wall of .the building above the first story. Joseph Alexander and his brother Samuel were killed and Joseph Patterson, clerk, injured. The Bank Block and hotel were saved by the firemen. The Sad Journey Homeward. Moscow, January 30. Lieutenant Q. B. Harber and Master W. H. Seljwertie, es corting the corpses of Lieutenant De Long and comrades, of the Jeannette expedition, started for Hamburg to-day on their way to America. A solemn procession follow ed the coffins to the railroad station, where the chief Lutheran pastor of the'eity deliv ered an address. Many wreaths were de posited on the coffins, including one from the students of the Moscow University. The First Lady. Washington, January 31 President Arthur has decided a great question. He offered his arm to Mrs. Carlisle and es corted that lady to the head of the table at the State dinner given at the White House this evening. Mr. Arthur held a short consultation with his sister early in the day. It did nor take him long "to decide the question, Who is the first lady t "The title properly belongs to Mrs. Carlisle," be said, firmly, "and she shall have it. cost what it may." Detectives Took the Town. stamper and distributor at the Post Office, was arrested this morning for stealing a large number of letters from the mail. The discovery was made through his hav ing given two stolen opera tickets to in mates of a house of ill-fame. Detectives went to the occupants of the seats and com pelled them to state where the tickets were procured. The robberies cover a long period. More Hazing at Annapolis. Annapolis, Md., January 30. More hal ing is reported at the military academy. Saturday a number of the first class men attempted to compel a fourth class man, Russel, to stand upon his head, when a free light ensued, and several cadets were injured. It is stated thut on the same night three of the upper classes, who boarded to gether, had hazed each member of the fourth class. The latter refuse to give tho authorities any information Lively New York Fire. New York, January 30. A fire in tie five-story -apartment house, No. 002 .Sixth avenue, about midnight, created a panic among me occupants, a dozen of whom, occupying the upper floor, escaped to tho roof in their night clothes, and jumped to the roof six feet below. Mrs. Michael and grand-daughter were probably fatally burned. Three other tenants were burned ou the face and hands. Suffocated on Soda Gas. Soda SruiNua, Idaho, January 29. Saturday night Samuel Blackburn, a jewel er, went to the Horseshoe Spring after some soda water. Not returning at a rea sonable tune, his wife became anxious about him and sent a party to hunt him up. M hen found he was lying up ugainst tho wall dead, having been suffocated by gas while in the act of filling tt buttle with soda water. Cetewayo's Misfortunes. London, January 30. Dispatches re cuived from Durban state that on Sunday last, Cetewayo, with a number of his fol lowers, escaped from Ekowe. The women and children w ho accompanied niin made all possible haste to reach the province bf Natal and were successful. Cetewayo waa captured by the military on Monday uud brought back to Kkowe. Rumors of a French Repulse. A report was cur rent in the lobbies of the Chamber to-day that the French forces, under Admiral Courhet, had recently 6tormed Baehninh and been repulsed. The report irritated members of the Chamber because the gov ernment maintained silence in regard to it and Prune Minister Ferry will be question ed as to the tacts to-morrow. Buying Up Telegraph Lines. New Yohk, January 30. The Board of Trade Telegraph Line, from Chicago to St. Louis, and tho Pacific Mutual Telegraph Line, from St. Louis to Kansas City, was purchased to-day by the Hankers' and Mer chants' Telegraph Company, of New York. The former was buut four veins ago and the latter two years ago. both aio four wire lines. New and Fatal Cattle Disease Dallas, Texas, January 30. A strunge and fatal disease is reported broken out among the cattle in the western part of the county. Large numbers have died of the disease. It tails to yield to treatment. A mass-meeting of rattle men was held at Grand Prairie to-day, looking toward ft movement to check ilu ravages. The Excess of Exports. Washington, January 30. The excess of the value of exports over imports of merchandise for the month ended De cember 31, iv3, wus H-'l,,"ici,M'J; f.,r the six months ended December 31, 1 rv-li 1 .ti.-v-O tioo; lor t he twt'h e inonllis timed Decern, ber 31.lf.s3, ijli, oTl.hvl. Buggy Struck by a Train. Toledo, U., January 30. An incoming passenger truin on the Michigan Central Railway last night lieur Wot Toledo struck a l uvi:y containing Mr. J.G. Lewis and Mis ISoia Mclntyre. 'Ihe latter waa killed, and the former (severely injured. AWFUL CALAMITY. A Railroad Train Drops Through a Defective Bridge. Fire Also Adds Terror to the "Frightful Affair—Six Persons Known to have Perished and others Fatally Injured. Indianapolis:, January 31. An acoom modation truin on the I. & C. Air Line met with a terrible accident at Broad Hippie, seven miles from this city, this morning. At that point the'railway crosses White Hiver on a truss bridge, of two spans, each l.'iO feot in length. The engineer had gone to the baggnge car for a drink of water, and tho locomotive was in charge of the fireman. When the engine reached the cen ter of the bridge the fireman felt the structure sinking. Ho had bis hand on the throttle which he opened, giving tho locomotive all available steam; tho engine sprang forward with great force, breaking the couplings between the tender and baggage car. The locomotive kept tho track, but tho bag gage, smoking car and another coach dropped through and piled up in one mass at the foot of the piers, tho smoking car being partially telescoped on tho baggage car. The wreck was partially submerged, but the portion above water" immediately took fire from the stoves. News of the wreck reached the city in a short time, and a wrecking train with surgeons and othet assistance was at once made up and sent to Broad Ripple. On reaching the wrec k chaotic scene was presented. The bridge and cars were yet burning, and those present were so lacking in presence of mind as to be unable to extinguish the (lames or afford relief to the sufferers. Six persons were either killed outright or burned to death. The re. mains recovered were burned and charred almost beyond recognition, being horribly mutilated; and the only means of identifi cation was the finding of incombustible trinkets known to be the property of the dead men. Following is a list of the dead: John Brewer, Lafayette, Ind., engineer; J. K. Rickets,' bag gage master, New Albany; George Dowry hrakeman, lluena Vista. Ind.; Thomas' Iarr, bridge foreman. Indianapolis: Abel T. Smith, American Express messenger, Indianapolis. The onlv passenger killod was John Bray, a stock dealer, residing at Deming. Kx-Shoriff Soman, of Nobles ville, bad his right arm broken, and was injured badly about the head and body. Lynn Clarke, of WestHeld, Ind., was in jured internally, and will die. The others injured are: Joseph Clavbough, Frank fort, cut on the head; A. T. Beddigo, Frankfort, bodv bruhies; W. I. Howk, Westflold, head badlv cut: W. T. Swigert, Carniel, skull fractured; Mrs. Sullivan and babe, Carniel, slightly; H. Snyder, Tro boon, slightly. A gang of workmen had been making repairs on the bridge all of whom were slightly injured. The accident is attributed to defective t)irtnii .... n, ...... 1. e l l v.. pu j'l-ioi !i ng roue of the bridge. The nuts on the ends of the rods fitting so loosely that the bridge was unable to support the weight of the train. B. I. bite was working under the bridge when the train went over. He says he thinks the rods pulled through the nuts, letting the bridge down. To all appear ances one break occurred within fif teen feet of the pier, and another about widway of the span. White's es cape was truly marvelous. Standing on the ice, tho falling bridge and cars struck him on the head, drove him through the ice and down to the very bottom of the river. The timbers did not rest upon him, however, and he swam out more dead than alive, covered with bruises but able tc walk. The newsboy of the train says he could have extinguished the fire with a bucket of water, but it was not to be had. Emmet's Bad Dog. Albany, January 31. J. K. Emmet's huge St. Bernard dog "Rector," which he recently paid 54,000 for, has been sent to New York. Last night he was locked up in the billard room of Emmet's mansion ou the Boulevard, and this morning when Mrs. Emmet opened tne door to let him out, the furniture in the room was in splinters, the curtains in shreds, and in fact the entire interior furnishings, excepting stationary figures, were wrecked. The damage ex- ceeils . 1 o() Me P,... i i .... . . ... ... ,IUIIIb Icu tuo nog auu sent him to New York by an early train. Land Grants Forfeited. Washington, January 31. The House Committee on Public Lauds to-day adopted by a unanimous vote a resolution declar- ill? the forfeifiir fif Ha hn-l i - . . i , him KiMiii, now held by the Oregon Central Railway Com pany. The land grant of the California & Oregon Ruilwav will be next forfeited. It wiuuguv uy meiiioers ot the Committee tnat the Northe , , R1UII Mill UO taken up for consideration soon, and that " , ""euiuou portions win be declared forfeited. Destructive Fire at Peoria. Peoria, III., January 31. There waa a $200,000 Are this morning. It started at 4 o'clock in King & Jacks' Block on Adnm street and it was burned to the ground. The princinal losers are King & Jacks, on building. .30,000; H. R. Woodward, whole sale notions; Schnebly cc Rawciift hard ware, S10.0O0; A. M. Weaver, furniture; Koch Brothers, notions and toys, and the Peoria Bicycle Club. Nothing at present kuown of the insurance. Terrific Land Slide. Nashville, January 31. Tho early pas. senger train due from Chattanooga over the N.,C. & St. L. Railroad, encountered a land slide seven miles West of Chntanooga to-day. The land slide came from Raccoon Mountain, a distance of one-half mile. It swept everything in its course. The en gineer and conductor were Bligutly in jured. J A $4,000,000 Break. London, January 31. Considerable un easiness prevails in financial circles over the announcement to-day that Mr. J. W. Thomas, oneof the oldest, and best known brokers of this city had become bankrupt His liabilities reach !H,(MO,h00. Crushed by the Snow. Hamilton, Ont., January 81. Four dwellings on Napier street fell from the weight of the enow on the roof. Mrs. Burns and child were seriously injured. Found in the Ruins. Utica, N. Y., January 31. A house near Norwich occupied by an old couple named Clinton, burned Inst night. The bodies of the uccupaiitM were found in the ruins, A curious article, ruiht be written on the immunity from wounds in action of some Generals, and tliu ill-fortiino of others. No coiiiiiinnilcr (a ids Mr. A. Forbes in the Enrli:h Jlkitratil .Vi'a zinf), wils ever more forward in the lilitiu line than .Sheridan, yet he never pit a scratch. Skobelell", who nifiny a time went at it with his own good sword, and in his white coat and on his white cliaroer headed every charge with a recklo-siiefs that men called madness, had us complete an immunity as if ho carried the charmed, life that His sol diers ascribed, mid was wounded only in the iiiet trenches by a chance btiih-t lired into the air a mile uwav. Well inion was but once hit; the bullet that carried away his . boot heel scarce pave him a contusion. Grant was never slniok; no more was Napoleon, Of Sir Neville Cham berlain aoain, one of the most distin euUhod ollicers of our Indian army, the saying pocs thai lie never went into action without receiving a wound, and the gallant old man has been lighting pretty steadily ever since the first Af plian war. '.!aaine was a man to whom lortune was m,t stingy in thu matter of wounds. At Horny there came to him the li ii lei reminder that he was liiorfal, tiioucli diis tine it was into nearly tu tcut a sham uj h.-elL The War in Egypt. Caitio, February 1. Ceneral CJordon ha written to Kl Mahdl requesting him to send. his Kuropean prisoners to Khartoum. In formation has been received that on the l!Uu inst. Tewfik lb y attacked the besieg ers of Kinkat, ami inflicted severe lossel upon tliein. His own loss was nineteen killed and fifty wounded. General Gordon. rma telegraphed here that shakoor, the new Kiiltan of lhirfour, is a drunken boy, of no decided caarueter. Tewfik Boy has con veyed word from Sinknt that unless his garrison is relieved be will be obliged to sa'ly out to-morrow, tho means of subsistence being completely ex hausted. The garrison have eaten every animal, even everv dog in the town, and have only some boise-skins and one bag of barley left. Ilisnatehes received from Baker Pasha state that on January 22 hifl command engaged in a skirmish with the outposts of the rebels near Tokar. Tho Turkish clement in Baker's army behaved shaioef ully, showing cowardice. On Janu ary L'4 nnother skirmish ensued, iu which the rebels lost ground. linker, with 3,7."0 men, intenileu to attack lokar to-day, and, thnugh opposed by L'h.oo'j men, expressed himself confident of success. London, February 1. The commanderat Tokar, in the .Soudan, writes: "it would bo impossible for our condition to be worse. Ihe rebels have filled up all tho wells out side of the town. 'Ihe water inside is brackish ami laid, and the frroons are suf fering with dinrrlKca. There is great fear that it will be necessary shortly to surrend er. Only from ten to twenty rounds of am munition per man is still leit. The rebels continue tiring day and night." THE DEADLY GASOLINE. Six Lives Lost by an Explosion at Alliance, O. Alliance, O., February I. A terrible explosion occurred this afternoon in the business block of F. M. Orr, in the business center of thecity. Tho block was occupied by him on the first floor as a stove and tin' store, the second and third stories being used for tenement apartments. His block was leveled to the ground, and two brick blocks, one on each side, succumbed to the shock, while others further away were shattered, riddled, and badly injured. In a fow mo ments flames arose from the ruins and the fire alarm was sounded. Isuch excitement prevailed that the tire gained so much head way as to nearly consume the ruins and burned two houses before it was got under control. Itwas kuown that six or more peo ple were killed, or were then imprisoned in the wreck and would have perished by the tire. F. M. Orr, Klmer Orr, his son, Mrs. Homer Highland, a daughter. Mrs. Frunk F.vans, two children. who were aged about tw o and four months were known to have been in the building at the time of the explosion. These all per ished. The women and children were in the second and third stories, and ore supposed to have been killed by the falling walls. Mr. Orr and son were both fpoken to while confined under the debris, but were burned to death. These bodies were all recovered at 10 o'clock to-night, and were so crushed and charred as to be hardly recognizable.' The only person in the Orr building known to have escaped was Frank Evans, whose wife ami children perished. Resides those' killed, the following have broken limbs or1 are cut and bruised by flying timber, etc. Robert Joice, Frank Evans, Frank Fries, J. D. Lewis Esq., Jerry Miller, Maggie Miller, and John Baker. The explosion was caused by the fumes from gasoline. A child of Mr. Orr turned the faucet in a bar rel, and the fluid ran out on the floor. Mr. Orr was mopping it up when the gas aris ing therefrom ignited fjom the gaslight. John Curry and Charles H. Haydeu.of Ilu prez & Benedict's minstrels, were blow n out ot Orr's store through a plate gins win dow, and carried clear ncross the street, where they wore picked up, badly injured, and carried to their hotel. They will re cover. The damage is estimated at from fjhO.OuO to 4so,000; partly insured. Business was entirely suspended in the city after the explosion. The minstrel entertainment was declared off. It is thought that all the bodies have been discovered. A Chance for the Detectives. New Yoiik, February 1. Inspector Byrnes received circulars to-day from the Chief of Police of Bud-a-Pesth, Hungary, giving details of a bold robbery iu that city, January 5. A massive iron chest, containing Austrian bank notes, was stolen from the platform in front of the main Post-oflice while in transit. 240,. 000 orins were in it, in thirtvfive 1,000 gulden notes, 1,300 one-hundred, i,oo0 fifties, 1,000 tens anil 10,000 one-gulden notes. The box had four safety locks and was in a wicker-work basket covered with green baize. No trace was found of the thieves, who it is surmised, fled to this country. A reward of i.'mO is offered for information leading to the apprehension of the thieves and il.aoo for their arrest or the recovery of thu notes. it I Pursued by Bloodhounds. Dallas, Texas, February 1. A fight with horse theivea is reported from Waxa fcachio tonight. One thiuf named Iliclcey was captured and jailed. The other was chased into the timber and his horse cap tured, not, however, until he had shot Lu-iJUty Sheriff John Meredith through the tbiyh. Sheriff Brawley and poss, with bluudhounds, uro pursuing the desperado. The Old Blue Laws. 1. Eipht -known citizens, for borso racing with sleighs on the public road, were arrested and held for the court under the blue laws of 17i'4, which provides also thut upon con victh.n the horses be sold ami the proceeds placed in the comity treasury. Two Convicted Murderers Escape. Little Hock, February 1. Two convict ed criminals, Leonard Dall and Louis Proctor, broke jail nt Helena last nit; lit. They were convicted of the murder of John lhair.(iiii, in July last, uud were awaiting sentence. The liovuruor offers ;.x0 reward for their capture. Fatal Boiler Explosion. Detroit, Micil, February 1. The boiler in Twitcheil's shingle mill, near Hianehard, exploded this morning, killing Henrv Koop and Joan Finlayson, and futabv injuring a nntn named Uerrod, and Wounding bcv tral othtr. The Keely Motor. Fin i.AUKLri! ia, February 1. The Keely Mortu Company to-day voted another postponement ,,f the public exhibition ut the re(piLst ot the inventor. Baron Von Schoe'.er. of Corpna Christi, has a strange pet. It is an ira tnenso snake of tho aiiacond;- species. The Haron's influence upon liis horrid prisoner has been such as to reduce it to fc fawning docility. At the merest Round of the Huron's voice the reptile immediately munifr.st.s a sense of per fect delight by describing such a variety of evolutions as to ama.e one. it will actually assume a perpendieuhir posi tion, resting upon ita head, nnd in a twinkle assume the reverse by rest in" upon it. tail, and all this and miieli more while the Huron stands fastened in the den of the writhing-, s.piirmin, a'Tobatie monster. Lurpus Cnri'M Critic. In Rochester, N". Y.t there are five observatories, with permauenUy mount ed telescopes and equipment Vui'ro r k'ss elaborate, beside which there area number of portable instruments with which g-ood work done. The live re ferred to are: the Warner observatory; the observatory of the university; that of Rev. N. M. Maun, in the r ar of his residence; Major William S.i vcter's, which Mirinoimts his residence, ami tho one belong;n to William M. Rebass and connected with his lenience liO-.hcsUr JUnrs XLVIIIth CONGRESS. XLVIIIth CONGRESS. First Session. Vi4mrM;TON, January fit. Senate. Mr. VeRt of ttie Committee on Pnblio Lond, re ported ffivoraMy on the bill repenting timber culture laws. Mr. ( nnieron. Introduced a bill to rtibli:h tho Territory of Ninth Diikmn The Kenntcthen took up House joint rewilu lion appropriatlriK ? h) for tlio malnte nance of destit ute Indiana tit t he Crow Aircncy nnd elsewhere. An amendment incrrtinlntf the amount of fhm.fH.Nl vr&t njrroed to, nnd the joint resolution thu timended wn pnsaf-d The hills tnHkiiiff appropriation of f-t.T"e,lNj for rebate of tax on tobacco and .f'l.'.Kif) for ex penpes of Lcjrlhlnture of New Mexico, were pnHped. Hills Introduced: To increase the pen sions of widows and dependent relatives of do- cenecd Bol'tfern. To prevent the emnlovineut ol operatives on railrnnd trnlns more than twelve hour: out of t w.-nty-tour. Providing tr the Inspection and ceriilleatlon ot meat products for. exportation. Tor the erection of pwiHic tnitidnufr ut otfuniwa, la. Perimu inif the widow ar.d children of riccPL'd sol dier. I nercHMnir to ? I .Tiuunm t lit' limit of nppropriation for pnldie 1-ulldlmr In Louif-ville. C;ililnir on the president tor in- lormution concern intr the arrest, in January li, of Hen. H. bewit and other American fit (7ens by the Colombian Government. Tho Senate reholvcd to Htiend the funeral services of lO'pre-M'ntntive Muckcy in the hull of the Houe to-morrow atiernoon. TIoitff.. Mr. Pettlbone ofl'erert a resolution which was ndopled unanimously, providing that funeral ceremonies for the late K. W. M. Maokcy, of South Carolina, be held in thi hail to-morrow at one o'clock, ami directing the Clerk to invite members of tho Senate to he present. 1 ho Speaker laid before Ihu Houe a communication from tho Secret ary of War in rcpone to a resolution cailtnr for information ft to the averape number of eommiPisioned officers In the nnnv between the 4th of March, K'.7, nnd the 4th of March, Wd, nd between the 4th of March. 1ST 7, and the 4th ot March, lHnl, etc. The Secretary slates that the AverK number of commissioned officers in the nisi, period was i,nnti.of whom H7 were tried brCom-t martial and convicted; in the second pe riod t he average number was 2,474, of whom l."0 were tried by Court-mart ial and h.HJ con victed. Hills Introduced: A lit horizinp con struction of bridge across t he M ississippi at St. Paul. To prevent adulteration of suar and molasses. To authorize the title of news papers to be copyriKli'ed. To prevent inter-marriape with white und neirro races in tho I list Hot of Columbia. To better secure stnnility of paper currency, Appropriating- fOm for the purchaseof ndditioiuil ground on which to erect a puhHc buildintr at Cul veston. Making Seattle and Tacorua ports of delivery. Washington, January IW. Senate. A petition was presented Bipned by four thou sand citizens of the District of Columbia, and other petitions signed by a lars-e number of citizens of the Territories of Washington, Da kota and Idaho, all prayintr for the enactment of a law prohibiting- the manufacture and snln of alcoholic liquors in the District and Ter ritories, wr, Hale eaileU, up the re port of the Committee of Commerce of both houses reJatinp to the liret-iy re- lief expedition. The report reemn mends that the Senate recede from its amendment requir ing that only persons who volunteer for the serriee shall lie detailed for the expedition. At one o'clock the Chair informed the Senate that the hour had arrived for Senators to attendtthe funeral ceremonies of the late Rep resentative Muekey, and the Senators there upon proceeded in a body to the hall of the House. On their return the Senate adjourned. House. Reports submitted from commit- ties and referred: Committee on Agriculture To establish a bureau of animal industry, and to prevent the spread of contRirions- dis eases amonp domestic animals. Huut-e'calen dar. Committee on Military Affairs For the retirement or H.J. Hunt, with the rank of Major General Private calendar. Commit tee on Post-oflices und Post lioads Kctrulat- lnp rates on post aire on second c ass mail mat- ter at letter-carrier offices. House calendar. (It makes the rate, uniform at 'two cents a pound). Committee, on Patents To make fraudulent vendors of patented articles puilty of misdemeanor. House calendar. Committee on Public HulldinKS Appropria ting fUNj.'Nui additional to tho erection of a public building at Erie, Pa. Committee of tho whole. Same committee A pproprla-tina- f hm.ijoo for the completion of the public uuuuniK- ai council muos, ia. committee or the whole. Commute on Territories Mr. Townshend's Ml) providing that no Territory Biiitii nppiy iui ttuiihmn 10 a ctllTeunill It contains a population equal to that required in a Conprej-sional District. House calendar. At 1 o'clock business was suspended anil ar rangements made for the funeral ceremonies of the late E. W. M. Mackey; after which the nouse aajourneu. Washington, January 31. Senate. The Chair laid before the Senate a message from the President relating to treaty relations with Porto Pico and Cuba. A larpe number of pe titions were presented from various sections favorinp prohibition of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating Honors iu the District of Columbia. Mr. Itlair reported favorablv from theCommittee on Education and Labor the hill providing for the establishment of schools. Mr. ItlHlr iritrixliicc'd a tilll, ot tho rcu,ui-st of tho n.-pr.i'SfUtMtivcs of tho Work itiiiien's Attusocjittion, to puy t'mnlovoos of tho (ioverninont the wagop wiihhWd fot viollition of the olirht hour law. A resolution, ofl-rert hy Mr. Flntt, relnl Iny to an inquiry us to tho cost of tclotmiphic communication ami Ptock johliitijr operations of the Westorn t'nion. was parsed without de Imto. At the expirutioti of tin; morning hour tho conference report on the (freely Relief ;Kxpedition Kill whs taken np-WJMr. Hale nmdo uronu appeal for its paFsiore. Hurst:.-The Committee on Appropriations will to-morrow receive tho report of the suh K'omniittee on the Naval Appropriation Hill. JMi. Kllits, from the Committee on Appropri ntlon. reported a bill appropriating f.Mi.tnO for tho support of certain destitute Indiana in Montana with a reeommenrtaUon that tho Senate amendment Inoreasinir the appropria tion, $100,000 Vie non-concurred in. The re port, was accepted. The I'lll goes to the Con ference Committee. WAsiiixr.ToN, Fcliruary 1. Senate. The Senate adjourned nfter the usual morning prayer and the transaction of unimportant business. HiirsE. Mr. Tioekerv Introduced a bill pro hibit Int.- the removal or em ployes of the House, except lor cans , during tlie vacation of Con! gross. Referred. Also, a resolution amending the rules, go i ti make a similar provision. Kefcrtcd. Ti o conlerence a,Keil by the Senate fin the t.reely Relief Hill was a'rrocd to. Randall ami Calkins wore appointed conferees. The Speaker appointed Ellis, llolmnn nnd Rvan toiilerees on the part of tho House' on the bill appropriating .'Ji.l) for the support of derituie I mliiius In Montana. The morn ing hour was dipent-.-d wit h and tho House went into 'otmnittec of the hole. Springer in tin- ( hair, on the Kitz John Porter Hill. Af oonshlcrat lo debate the bill pnM d tho House by a vote of im to 7. The House adjourned until Monday. Uxorcide at Cincinnati. Cincinnati, ()., January III. Early this morning a terrible tragedy was enacted in a tenement house in Mt. Auburn, a Kuburb of this city. Patrick Hartnet, through jealousy superin duced by drink, attacked his wife, Mary, vith an ax while she waa lyinK in bed. Ho struck her with tho pole ot tiie ax, crushing in ner skull. Siie died instantly. To udd to the horror of the crime she was about to become a mother. After a desperate resistance , Hartnet was arrested and j liled. A New Use for Eggs. Every one ia ftimiliur with tlio valufe (if tlio yoik of an vg m a hair wnli, but perhaiis may uot. Lo a wan: of iu virtue in clotliinrr cleansing, Beaten ,tip with alcohol, cii de colony, or ether, like ox ;:tll, it keeps better and is mom iH)Werful; or in simpler cases, it may lie lisod alone, or merely mixed witlii iwater, to be rubbed on with llannel, for! ri-niovino; from colored materials tho stains of mud, or of eoll'ee ami choco late, when prepared Willi milk. It is fi-eipiently applied to Velvet collars and' culls, etc., and proves a cleanser, as well as a spot evirartor. When it has done its work it is washed oil' with soap, und the material thoroughly rinsed with water, ilj has n specially oood ellcet on tlui.-i! annoying patches of wheel frieasc belong nr to the compound class, of stains, as they repiv-cnt a mixture' of stale grease, iron and other substan ces. At present New York stands first and lYnn-lvania second in the list of the oivat fruit Slates, but it is said that Calibniiia is planting orchards at urate which promises a tenfold increase in her fruit crop durin;r ihe next ten years, and the extension of her vineyards it still more rapid. OHIO GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Oir,rMncp, .Innuory Si. Sknatk. Iillln In troduced: To amend tho Russell law. To authorise the I mmlsloner of Ciawford County to pay the Indebtedness of Oin Agri cultural Society of Paid count v. To ntlthnrlze tho Agricultural Society of Hutler County to roct permamoiit hulTdlngson the fair grounds In said county, and to provldo for the pay ment ol the indehtednesfl thereby Incurred. Making appropriation of J'l,fil2,:tn0 for tho support ot tne t oniinon scnoois. making ap pronrlat ions to pay t he principal ntid Interest f the public funded debt. Interest on their- "ediioihie debt, nnd t ho expense of the Com missioners of the Sinking Fund, all amount ing to fsr,. 711. To amend section C'4'.i of the Revised Statutes, as amended March :?0, Isxl, correct tig a clerlca I error madf by Fngrosft Clerk Inst winter. Tho following bills wore Introduced: Authorizing trustees of town ships lo deaden or remove trees along or near the lino cf anv covered township ditch, the routs of which are liable to till updltch. Pro viding tor taking appeals from tho County Commissioners to the Probate Court. Hocst:. A report from Hie Trustees of tho Soldiers' Orphans' Homo, at Aenin, was laid before tho House. House bill by Mr. lleadly Amending section r,44 1 so that widows a'nd ot hers not owners of homesteads shall hold ex empt from levy not exceeding f.Mm in addition to chattels now exempted, was passed. Hills were Introduced as follows; Authorizing Middletown to refund their water-works bonds. Authorizing tho issue of bonds for completing the 'I uscarawas County Courb houso. Authorizing t he issue of bons for t ho completion of the Children's Home In Tuscar awas County. For the relief of the ("ononis, sinners of I uscarawas (ounty against suits brought nizalnstthcin as Individuals for (Mu cin! actions, f Coi.cMnt-R, January 2(1. Senate. Senate, hill by Mr. Hoed, creating a State Hoard of Pharmacy with a registry system, came up for third rending, but was postponed till Mon day on account of the absence of several Sen ators. Hills pfttsed: Authorizing Superin tendent of t ornpikeR to expr'ntl .t) upon I'ri'iKen ami npproHeheP thereto inMcRtl of ktmi. Mtikiny iiitrtial (tpproprmtinnR iMo,(Vxt) for the benevolent, penal him corrortory in Mftntionpof the State, h ml other Neveral de partments of the StnteCioveinment. for tlio Inst thrffwniHriers of the flou! year emlfnir Noremher I.r. 1SH4, and the nrKt qmirter of the flcfli year endinjr Fehnmr.T lo, l-. ISflls in Irodneed: Authori.ina- the Commlfcrifonera of Portawe County to tianfter fundi. CIihijk-' (rip- the law of lest winter ulijr'itly in rojrurd to the Imlexinjr of county reeord. A nieHPHo wna received from the Governor ifppolntinir W. H. H. Mclntiro. of Guernsey County, ua rnif-tee ot the Soldier' Orphans' Home, at Xenia. Referred. Houm Joint rc-8olnUon,-authorizing the loan of cannon and other arti cles to the Iiayton Reunion Association, was adopted. House. House bill mittlnir the onnrnipe- tnent of railroad real estate in tbe handnof AfcifRfinrs Instead of County Auditors, whr in definitely roMponed. Hmi-e bili authon.injr the refunding of water-works bonds at Mid Uletown, was passed. Houee Mil authorizing the Trustees 6f Rorhenter township, Ixraiu County, to levy additional taxes, wag panted. House Mil st'riking- the license on actrolo-era and mediums from tho Kussell bill, was taken from the Finance Committee and referred to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Washburn in troduced a bill for the facilitating of the pub lic nrinttui-and deflnins- thfl number of uuh document to be printed. Mr. Love offered a resolution to print ten thousand extra oopiea of the evidence taken by the Screen Commis sioner. Columbus, January 28. Senate. A me morial was presented from New Lisbon.Colum blana County, for tho transfer of funds. Senate bill by Mr. Heed, providing: for a State Board of Pharmaer. wns rncnmniftted tn thn Committee on Medical Colleyep. Mr. White mm i rvt in rrj a iiin Kll INK VUUIIIJ lOIllMllPrHUII- ers authority to open, widen and deepen ditchee. Mr. Vanclea) offered a resohn ion, which was adopted, giving the committee in charge of the investigation of the charjfeti fiirainst Senator A. I). Fassett power to eend for persons and paper. Horse I. ills introduced: Making fronerat appropriations for the State departments and rUate institutions ngyrejrat !n(r nearly f -no.uoi). Prohibiting- the saie of obscene and immoral literature, Riving the power therefor to City Councils. Amending section (5K5H so as to make the minimum $5 instead of for theft that Is punishable bv Inurlsonment In th Penitentiary. Amending- section 4215 so that ouDty Commissioners shall bear tbe claims lor enep mnea in Marcb and bepterntHT, so as to be ready for the tax levy. Ainiidlinr Section 4f-tt, so as to allow suits against mar- riea women tne same as against sinirle women. Amendinjrsection W.r, so as to further protect laborers in irettinir their wairos bv trive them a first lien. Amending section 4j7, so as to authorize Itoad, Supervisors, as well as other officers, to take up live stock. To allow Coun cils to license telephone, telegraph and elec-tric-lijrht poles in such amounlus they may designate. Mr. Thorp Authorizing Township Trustees to prescribe the width of wagon ures. nonse mil uy Mr. ernes, making par tial appropriations for the current vear. was made a law by concurrence in the Senate amendments. Columbus. January LM. Senate. Rills in troduced : Amending the school laws so that In special school districts, where a portion de sire to irot out. thev can do so. provided a ma jority are in favor of the change. To amend section 4.SVT of the Itevised Statutes of Ohio so that all public notices shall tie published iu two papers or tne leaning pomicui parties. Mr. Croweli offered a Semite Joint resolution Baking our Senators and Keoresentativos in CongreB to vote for an inereuso of pensions 10 soniiers wno nave lost one eye from t-4 to f 18 per month. Adopted. Mr. Oreu intro duced a Senate joint resolution to eu.ua.llo bounties of soldiers of the late war. Mr. Godfrey's bill providing for a Hoard of Par dons was reported by the committee with rec ommendation for passage. Petitions were presented by Mr. Puckrin from Erie County, py Mr. Addison from Munkinyuru County, and by Mr. Heatty from Lucas County, tor an act compelling the seini-mouthly payment of wayres to employes. hoL'fiK.-House bill supplemental to sect on BiO so as to provide a penalty for all viola tions of the existing laws to protect laborers and give them a llrst lien for their wages was discussed at length and recommitted. Hills were passed aa follows: Making appropria tions for the public schools for the current year. Making appropriations to pay the State debt, the interest un the irreducible public debt, and the expenses of the State Sinking ruFio Lommissiou. a utnori.uig tne lommis iionersof Clurk County to pay certain claims lonnd egnin?t the Ciiy of Sprinirtield. For tlio relief of m. Felire'r. Treasurer of Green Township, Wayne County. CoLUMiirs. January Bcnatt. Hills Eassed: Giving the appointing power of Stnte ouse policemen to the Adjutant-General in stead of the Governor. To provide lor a Hoard of Pardons to act in conjunction with the Governor. To provide for better light ing of tho State Library. To provide for the mi no ing oi a oriuge over me rctoio itiver in J'ubliu Township at a cost not to exceed $;?;,(MH). Authorizing the Conimisionei-s of Clark County to pay for condemnation of property in i-pringticia lor a tree turnpike. HiUs introduced: To provide, for the pav ment of old indebtedness of the Cincinnati and Kaslern ltailroa-1 to commute the said royd, giving new mortage. 'J o prevent bv fine and imprisonment t'eiur.-iiiig on any lami wnen nu ioseu py mg-h tence, To adni t cases of violence of existing statutes to be brought belore Ju-ttces of the peace and Poiict Courts, and to provide additional pro tection for children and helpless persons. Hui sk. Mills missed: Authorizing the Commissioners ot Seneca County to issue bonds for the completion of tlieir Court-house, and authorize the County Treasurer to depos it tunds iu bank during the building of the same. Amending the law so that non-residents can tie admitted to a-u-luuib under joint resolutions. Hills introduced: Prohibiting tli CHtchinir by traps or snares anv will din k at anytime or the year. Kefpuring Township Aser-sors to i eturn the number of persons, aniiiMiis and property destroyed by lightning. Amending mm tion;wi4 so us tocut down lo one u ay instead ot three, the allowances for med ical services to paupers. Amendmu section tirdH, so as to make tinnication with children umjur icn ycaia ot uge puiuthuble t he same as rape. Miscellaneous Items. GovEitNon HOAM.Y issuei) liis first par. dou a few days ago, the rereirjiont of Lis clemfucy being a ttiri-e-year-maii, sent uu for forgery from Morgan County. Two Bleighs collided at Somerset, the other riiIit, killing oneof the horses and completely wrecking a sleigh containing two young ladies and a driver. The I'ost-oltlre at Norwalk, wus broken open iccently, and itf in niniiey and $5 in stumps stnlen. 1-rank and James Keeler were arrested on suspicion. Afteu f. long illnoss, ex Governor Young is slowly ronvuicjiein at hid horns, near t-inrmiitui. 1'iik New Yohk Hut Store, Springfield, sustained a l ss of Jll.mXI hy the bursting of a water-pipe in the upper story a few days ago. Ida liEititsiEVKK, whilo sleigh riding at Milan, a few days afio, froze her feet and hands so badly that they hud to be ampu tated. J. K. fiT'.'UP, of Madison Township, Mus. kiugum County, killed a gray eaj;le n rent ly, measuring seven feet six inches from tip to tip. Cincinnati is to Lave a dog show in Mart'h. AliKAU MuKius, a respected Quaker min ister, died near Mt. Cileud, recently, aged iiiuety-oue. TOPICS OF THE DAY. A troTTt. waiter vvr that Dftmf sonp on & bill of fur"' tbo bcU Rabhits furnish ur part of tho moat iipr Millions of tbfim at' winter rnontlifl. One if tihn Iuuiv plon Nor-woD-tan skn Country, lms a rennrd wiles in rlrcn hntir.t and . . A rbcfvt writer sni. first prncticn.1 eiv.p tow.vd' tinn of pur wo(idliB(l, won cmjit it from tnxation vl. stnte. Few Yoiik iiiiportors of Trench w . deny .that they r.ro jn atupM as to lm adulterated nrt.iolna intend of dor their own ndiiltorntion after thov h ' pnid the heavy riuty on mm stuflY Eirsirr years na;o n poor New Y.j mechanic invented the glove fastener plere of cord about six inch 's lonjj n a dozen littlo honks or bul!on. He r. owns a bloek of houses Uistt would s for S.WO.CKH). AccoitWNO to the New York Sh i the traveling showmen are. exbihitir" three skeletons of Guiteau his skeleton when ho was a bov. his skeleton hefnr he shot Garfield, and his skeleton nf: i ne had been handed. The crows in Miehin-an missed tin "r reckoning last fall, and 1 :irgc numbers of them decided to winter in the Nor'i. ihey probably see thoir mistake new. rn Brge numbers mi them are suocumbir ; io the intensa cold weather. ' Tue yew tree is said, in certain cn?v So have attained th age of thirty-tw oundred years, the cedar two tbonsnn Ihe oak fifteen hundred, th spnj Vwclve hundred, tho walnut nine bun Jred, tho maplo five hundred and tbo ' tlm three hundred. A limestone; discovered near :iH Lake, Utah, strikes fire at the slisrhti sl blow. The miner who first observed it sras utterly demoralized uud tlioi.;-lit ae had struck the "mfornal regions." ivery blow of the hammer producing a 3ash of pale bluo light. Fort nervous children Dr. Felix 0; wald'a first prescription is "the open! tfoods and a ruerry playmate." L'o! writes that "the most placid females of the genus homo are found among tbo well-fed, but hard-working housewives of German Pennsylvania." The deep snow and bittor cold hsve Iriven many eagles from the mountains f Kentucky to the settlements of the oluo-grass region. A number of thete noble birds, of both the gray and the bald species have been shot, some ol ihem very large specimens. Among the collection of lizards at the Smithsonian are some remarkable teckos. One has a tail that mimics the Dark of a tree upon which it lives. In mother the tail renembles a leaf, and as nich is used as a protection. It is also Oirown off if occasion requires. It is a curious and important fa't that oieccs of wire cable of the Fairmount 5iispension Bridge, recently taken down it Philadelphia, after being iu use some 'orty years, were found to be fully ejual B tenacity, elasticity and ductility to he best wire of that size now iu " tho '1. rket. A I.EW South Wales letter to tho Baltimore Sun describes the Wentworth Falls which makes them more than a 'ival of Niagara. There are two falls, me of 700 feet and one of S0Q feel, a xital of 1,500 feet. The valley below Jie falls U fifty miles across, with but one outlet. The London Times says one fact em ohasized by the returns for the year is Miat wood has practically, if not abso utely gone out of existence as a ship building material. Iron is now the rcneral material of which vessels is con structed, though steel is year by year joining to thu front. It is said that the use of salt to melt mow on car tracks is not onlv not i 11 'nrious to the feet of horses, but cures (cratches 014 sore heels, provided the feet are washed and dried ns soon as tho iorsL'9 return to their stables. It is also claimed that much of the poisonous gas n sewers are destroyed when Ilia melt ed snow with salt iu it runs of. A FiiKNCH meteorologist has, in the ixposcd court of his house, two bars of ;ron planted in tho earth, to each of which is fixed a conductor of coated ivirc, terminating in a telephonic re ceiver. His practice is to consult the tpparalus twice cvry day. mid it never fails, through its indications of earth currents, to give notice of tiie approach )l a storm twelvo to fifteen hours ahead. Last year, no less than 70. CIS, 890 tin caus of tomatoes were put tip in tho United States, the wholesale value be ing about .90,000.000. Maryland puts tip about one-half of the product, and New Jersey over a liuh. The re art fifteen other States which have packing houses, Delaware, ('..l'f n'uia, and Ohio being the other principle packing Slal-'.s. Gexekal CilAHLKS GuKDON was only thirty years old when placed ir command of a division of the Chines army. II, always went unarmed in battle, even when foremost in the breech, Jirectlr.g Lis troops by waving a liltlei ?ane; As he was uniformly victorious in his engagements, bis Chines., K, ,) diers coii-ii'crcd the cane t i be a liia'.r. ic wand which insured UU protection nnd their triumph.