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HFIIIIAOU, !. I ?IRKR I. IIILIMIOIIO, i on io. TOPICS OF THE DAY. I"oriT Said, situated nt the northern terminus of the Suez Canal, has tlio reputation of being tin; wickedest plac.o in the world. St. rYTKti's Church nt Rome hold.i M, 000 people, the Cathedral nt Milan 40,000, nnd St. 1'anl's nt Homo .'W.OOO. The Coliseum nt Uomn is said to have lmd a capacity of 87,000. j Tiik Illair educational bill, now bo foro the House, appropriates about 7.",000,(00 for public schools, to bo ap portioned among tin) States according Jo the ratio of illiteracy. Sixty million dollars will go to pen sioners during tho current fiscal year. This vast sum put in active circulation and widely distributed makes mi im mense amount of trade in tho aggre a(e. CiKNKitAl. Guant has very perceptibly Jignd within the last few mouths. Ilis liair and board are almost white, his former erect bearing has given place to ' slight stoop and he walks with tjio inlow nnd intirm step of a man many years bis senior. r The news copyright is to come be fore Congre.s HLrain this winter. The bill is yet ponding before both branches. It gives a copyright on news to the author of it for thirty-six hours after it. is written and is intended to protect tho 'Associated I'rcss. 1 A story is in circulation to tho effect 't hat twentv-four years ago Senator isaulsbury, of Delaware, took a vow not to get married until another Democrat ic President was elected, and that ho is Slow looking around sharply for a bride, lie is sixty-six years old, l A Lockhavf.x mother cautioned her ibout-to-be-married daughter against worrying her husband in these expres Bivo words: "My child, a man is liko Bti egg. Kept in hot water a little while ho may boil soft, but keep him there too long and he hardens." , Thk immigration for November into Die United States was 2(i.o:57, as against iS5,:W3 for November of last year. The total immigration for the eleven months 'nded November oO was. H0,:iil, as against 636, 4e0 for the correspo-.ding period of last year. Tnn Washington Monument, just completed, was begun in ISIS thirty Jseven years ago. Work was begun re cently on the Bartholin pedestal, and if the same luck attends this enterprise, the statute of liberty will finally tind a resting place in 1922. ' Aboi't twelve wagon-loads of letters and papers are delivered daily at the Capitol for members of the House of Representatives. The Senators receivo few cart-loads less, but still the quan tity of mail matter dumped into that end of the building is enormous. ; Sui;tjmf.yi:k's plans for a national li brary building at Washington with a ca pacity of 3,500,01)0 books, will be adher ed to.The main feature will be a massive two-story granite octagonal building, sur rounded w ith book cases radiating from it. It will be tho most complete library in the world. Ot'T of 27,000 of the latest recruits to Mormonism, 20,000 canio from Great Britian. The Knglish headquarters for Mormonism is at Liverpool, and there is an immigration fund deposited in tho Hank of England from which the ex penses of converts are paid. " The car of inventive progress makes knottier revolution forward. G. II. Pond, of Glenn Tails, N. Y., has invent ed a machine by which saw-dust, shav ings, chips, pieces of wood, or any re fuse of sawmills can be made into paper pulp of line, clear liber in a very bhort time. A crsTOHEtt at Brooklyn, the other day, amused the populace by having the coal dumped in front of his house weighed before it was shoveled in, and the result was that tho tons weighed from 1,778 to 1,001 pounds. The dealer explained that a good deal of coal tum bles out of the cart in transit! Most of tho dolls come from Ger many, Thuringia'boing the leading sec tion in the manufacturing industry. I'here is, in fact, no other industry there. Whole families work at doll making, and all are poorly paid, the most expert workman gelling but a dollar or two a week. World's fair projects come high but even our colored citizens must have one. Their first exhibition of this character will begin in Chicago on the first Mon day in April. The government will probably aid thera with an appropria tion of (K't'O.OoO. The London Timet approves of the Jv'ew Orleans Exposition, and says it is an evidence that "the complete reconcil iation between tho North and the South is a fact," and extends its heartiest con gratulations for the success of the en terprise. ' A fihm in New York City gct.s shirts anado at two and a half tents each. The uiiaker. a Silenian, with his wife and one Jhelper, workisl almost night ami day from November 26 to December !), and during that time made 291 shirts, for which they received the munificent Hum if t7.7', or deduct the car fares in ink ing the shirts to the employers, fro.S;!. As! old journalist says that no li than sev--iity-h e daily newspapers have lieen t acted and died in Nuvr York in thirty year DESTRUCTIVE FLAMES. The Heroic Conduct of a Brave Woman. A Catchalls Mate Orphan Asylum Burned— A starter Saving the Liven of Others Loses Her Own. Brooklyn, N. YM TVrombor 1. About thron o'clock this aftm noon a fivo hmko out in tli drvinsj-room in tho building adjoin ing tli riL-lit wint on tho southern end of tho Cnthulii' Male Orphan Asylum, and wna qutrkly oomiminir-att'il to tho muiu buibl incTi a structure 210 by Krft itrt, vhieh was almost putiruly destroyed. Tho pnrt in which tho fire oriinutiMl rout iii nod tho hoilors, h outing apparutun, etc,., and on tho third floor was the dormitory, in which worn sixty of tho orphan inmates of tho asylum, whoso ages ranged from six to ton years. They worn RiitTermg from various com plaints, and whether or ut all wero res rufv can not bft known until tho children who are scattered nbout tho noitrhlKuhood aro counted. The iiiipres-tion now prevaiU that somo of them havo been burned to defUh. Sister Joseihine, who was in tho dormitory when tho flro broko out, ma lo heroic effort to get tho children out of tho building, and by so doing hns probably sacrificed her life. She remained in tho room until tho flames had nearly pnrrounded her, when she rnn to a window a ltd climbed out upon a cor nice. Meanwhile tho firemen had entered another part of tho building and began pouring water upon tho flames. Foreman Mr( Jroarty saw Sister Josephine, nnd be ing unalilo to reach her with his hand, extended his coat to her from a window in the wing. She caught it, and loosening her hold on the cornice, swung toward McGroartv. The coat slipped from her grasp, and she fell to tho ground, striking upon her shoulder and head, nnd was con veyed in an unconscious stnto to St. Catherine' Hospital. Joseph Uyan, a 1kt who was upon tho s.'tine floor, at tempted to descend by the ladder. "When within ten fet of Hie ground the lad der broke, and ha was severely injnred by falling. John Me Jrath, eight ytvirs old, jninped from one of thr third-story win dows, nnd was also badly hurt. There were 7s orphans in tho institution, and tho greatest excitement prevailed among them. Hundreds of the little feiiows ran out into the storm, screaming nnd crying, tho most of them being without coats or hats. Sis ter Anthony, through whose efforts at least one hundred boys were enabled to es cape, was badly burned about tho far nnd hands. One uf tho boys who e.-eaped from the building raid tho fire was caused by one of the orphans going into tho drving rooiu with a lighted candle, which acciden tally touched somo clothes hanging -upon a lino. Sister Josephine died in tho hospital at six o'clock, and it is believed that three others have H-,t their lives. The total loss on building and appurtenances is about K0,(00. Insurance Sjito,HM. ( The Canal Treaty. fw York, lWemher 18. The Tr'huVfi publishes tho full txt of the proposed N icaragua t reaty. It provides that the canal shall be built by the United States and owned by them ami tho republic of Nicaragua. Tho United States agrees to protect the integrity of Nicaragua's terri tory. The United 'States may build tho canal along any route it 'rhmf'w, and se lect the ports of entrance. Tl?y rcay uo all or any part of Lako Nicaragua, or of any waters ia Nicaragua. They nay build a railway and telegraph line in connection with the canal. A strip of territory two and a half miles wide is granted along the route of the canal to tho United States ab solutely. No customs dues shall be levied by Nicaragua on tho commerce of the canal. 1 he manag-ruent of the canal shall be bv six managers, three appointed by each Govtrumout. Kove-ice from tho cana after paying the expenses goes one-third to Nicaragua and two-thirds to tho United States. The United States disowns any in tention to impair tho independence of Nic aragua. .Any question between tho two Governments snail bo arbitrated. Tho United States shall use its good offices, it desired, to secur a union uf tho live Cen tral American K publics under one Re publican Government. The United States agrees to loan Nicaragua ),(XXJ,Oi0 to per fect its railw ay, telegraph and navigation svsteui. Poisoned Candy. New York, December 17. Three weeks ago the Sanitary Bureau begun investigat ing the candy factories where it was sup posed poisonous dyes were used iu coloring candy. In thirteen out of sixty-four places visited it was found that all the colored candies were unfit to eat. This morning sanitary ofHcers with a truck vis ited ttrese places and loaded up tho pojson ious sweets and took them to the dump at West Thirty-eighth street. The candy was sprinkled with carbolic acid to keep the street urchins from eating it. They didnt find this out u.itil their mouths were full. Then they did. Several small dealers whose vdioie stock wos taken complained bitterly, but most of thera gave no trouble. About two tons of this candy was de stroyed, and the work will be continued tomorrow. After Howgate. Omaha, December 1H. Two officers of the United States Secret Service are here ia search of Captain Uowgate, the default er, late of the Signal Service. He has friends at Fort Omaha, and they hope to find him there. Several persons who know Howgate say they saw him ia Nebraska City throe weeks ago. Nellie ibirrill, his alloged mistress, is in Do Witt, Nebraska, and the theory is that b is far from there. The ofneer believe that he is in one of the Missouri River towns; that his funds are about exhausted, aud that it is only a question of a short time when he will sur render. to ( Coat in Manitoba. St. Paul, Minn., Decemler 18. A mag nifieient seam of cool has been discovered at Crowfoot Crossing, 800 miles wet of Winnipeg, Manitoba, on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Experienced men were employed by the company, and a seam fourteen feet thick has been disclosed lh5 feet below the surface of the ground. Sev eral boxes of the coal has arrived at Win nipeg and were pronounced excellent specimens of the anthracite variety. It is thought that the coalfields just discovered will rival those of Ohio and Pennsylvania, and a brilliant prospect ia flittering Lfcfurw the eyes of the Canada Pacific. Suicide of a Widow. OKKK.TKRrtifi, Pa., December lrt. The widow of the late General Parry Markle committed suicide to-day by an overdose of laudanum. Her husband died suddenly a year ago, and hi; widow expressed a do sire to die just one year after him, which she did. Arrested for an Express Robbery. Pino u am ton, N. Y., De ember 1H. Pinkerton has arrested Geo. II. Proctor, formerly foreman of the boiler shops at Sus'piehiimia, who is said to be the ring leader iu the $t),(no robbery of the United bLates Express Company, a year ao. WASHINGTON MONUMENT. Arrangements Made for the Dedication. February, 21. 1885. Washington, D. C., December 17. Tho Congresioiml Commission to nrrango for the dedication of tho Washington mmiie nient invites, through th medium of tho Associated Press, h11 civil, military and naval organizations in the United States b attend the ceremonies, which will bo held nt the base of the monument February 21, lWf. Any organization accepting this in vitation is recpiested to notify Iaeutonant Goneral P. II. Siiei Man, Master of the Day, of the number of persons in such organization, whereupon ho will assign to it a proper posit ion in the procession, to be provided for by the commission.. Tho pro gramme will be as follows: Music, Prayer by Kov. M. Sutor, Christ Church, Alexan dria, Va. Remarks by W.V.Corexrnnt First Vice-President Washington Monument So ciety. Remarks by tho engineer of tho joint commission i urning the completed structure over to tho 1'residontof tho United States. Acceptance by the President for the people of the United States, and dedication to the memory of General George Wash ington. Music. Tho procession will bo formed and proeeod nlontf the eastern front of the monument; thenf along it h northern front; thence between two small lakes on the monument lot north on iho elliptical grass plot in the W hito lot; thenco by Ex ecutive Avenue between the State Depart ment and tho White House to Penn sylvania Aveni.e; then-e eastward along 1'ennsylvania Avenue to thewestern ex treme to tho ( 'apital grounds, where it will be reviewed by the President of tho United States. The profession will continue past the northern end ot the Capitol to tho esplanade east of the Capitol, where it will bo dismissed as the various organizations arrive. Such persons ns have tickets for tho Tlousoof representatives will then pro ceed to their seats. Order of procession : Chief Marshal, with Chief of StatT and an Aid from every itate and Territory. Milituiy escort. General Commanding. Brigade of artillery. Rri gado of infantry. Naval brigade. Bat talion of marines. Chartered military or ganizations (taking precedence by dates of their charters, and temporarily organized in regiments unci brigades.) Civic proces sion. Congressional Commission. Mem bers and ex -m!."1 hers of the Joint Commis sion for the completion of tho monument. Kneme-ers of tho inorinmei.s and de tail of workmen. Washington Monu ment Society. President of tho United States and orator of rhe day. President and Vifo-Presidont-Klecfc of tho United States. Ex-Presidents of the United States. Judges of the Supremo Court. Diplnmotic Corps. Governors of State. and their respective stairs, taking preced ence in the order of admission of their State into the Union. Senate and House of Representatives. Commissioners of the District of Columbia. Society of tho Ciu cinciiuit i. Masonic fraternity, with other organizations which oilicially contributed stones or mnnpy for tho erection of tho monument. Citizens of States and Terri tories with civic organizations from tho.-.e States without partisan flags or emblems, each State taking precedence in the order of admission nto tho Union. Fire Depart ment of the District of Columbia and visit ing firemen, .j Poisoned Fish. Dayton, Ohio, December 17. The mys tery Furrounding tho poisoning of tho Day ton Holly water is as yet unsolved, and no one seems to lo able to give any satisfac tory explanation of what it is or how it be came contaminated. All that is known is that all the fish of the city in aquariums or ponds supplied by Holly water have died within the last few days. The largest of these was at Sachs & Pruden's where over ten thousand fish were killed. There were eighteen species of the finny tribe in the aquarium, among which were three dozen mountain tront, whose value was considerable. A number of tho gold fish had only been purchased a few days ago, ami were very large and Ix'uutit'ul. There were also over eone hundred crawfish in the water, nnd these were among the first to die. Shortly before tho death of tho fish they struggled violently to the top of tho water and showed ail the symptoms of poisoning. A-'ter death thej were surrounded by air bubbles. The best explanation as to tho cause of the sudden death of a fish, though by no means a detiniteor satisfactory one, is that some poisonous gas had emonated from tho water well and had been pumped into the pipes. The water is being used by many thousands of our citizens, aud though several mysterious poiaou ing cases have occurred here re cently it can not be definitely said that they resulted from the use of the Holly water. Those who have been using Holly water are greatly agitated over the strange dis covery, and are not using the water for the present. East night there was a lunge flro here, and something like a million gallons of water was pumped out of the wells. Captain Pim's Scheme. Toronto, December 17. Captain Bed ford Pirn, of the Royal navy, who is hero now, speaks hopefully of his proposed scheme for constructing a railway from Cheyenne to Hudson Bay, for transporta tion of cuttJo to England. To raise tho capital he suggested that Canada, with England, should guarantee one nnd-a-half per cent, aud the United States, another one aud-a-half per cent., making a three per ceut. guarantee, with which he could raise tbe necessary money in Loudon read ily, lie will tulk the matter over with Sir Jo tin Macdonnld to-day, and go to Albany to consult Iretiidsnt -elect Cleveland. Deadly Battle with Moonshines Atlanta, Ua., December 17.--A desper ate fight occurred last night between Depu ty Marshals and mooushiners in a remote part of Hall County. Anderson Grant and a man named Prater, moonshiners, were killed outright. The raiding party consist ed of five men. Powerful Gun. Bandy Hook, N. J., December 17. The Haskell multi-charge gun, on the forty thinl round, hot Vr2 pounds. Tho total amount of powder was ounds. The velocity of the bhot was lsol f(et per sec ond. The elevation waseight-and one-half degrees, and range (i,.VK. The muzzle en ergy of the shot was 3,4ofJ foot Urns. This is the muit powerful shot yet fired from this gun, and much exceeds that of ary gun in the world of the same caliber. Rather Cool. 17. Thei inome ter along the line of the Canadian Pacific marks L'iS to .SO degree below ero, and grow ing colder. Chinese Beaten Again. Pjrir, December 17. Admiral Peron Minister of Marine, has received a dispatch from Ceneral Briere de Eisiu, saying; "Two or three thousand Chinese left the mountains intending to attack a village eight kilometres northeast of Chu. A por tim of the Chu garrison, assisted by somt friendly natives, dispersed Lhe Chinese, in fiieting a heavy hm. The Fiviwli tweuty-lour in killed and wounded. iioNii Koko, iVc-niUr 17. --The French force in 1uikuui is htrougly intrenched at Langkefi. 'mo Chiu-.-, are iu force four miles distant. The French anxiously await rem I orcein cut s. '1 hero are man v dea lbs among the Koldiern, au 1 a large number are unfit ior service. Operation iu Foruio are at a aiuudoull INCINERATED INNOCENTS. Terrible Developments in the Brooklyn Orphan Asylum Fire. Thirteen Dead Bodies Recovered—Thrilling Death of Slater Josephine and an Unidentified Woman. Nkw YonK, December in. Tho intense cold last night covered the ruins of the St. John's Koman Catholic Orphan Asylum in Brooklyn with ice, and they presented a weired spectacle to-dny. Firemen remain ed at the scene, all night, and at the first break of day began to dig in the ruins for iKidies, although the mnnaTrs of the in stitution thought no bodies wero in the building. Foreman McGroaty, of Engine No. 4, who had Neon an unknown woman fall back into the flames from the roof Inst night, believed that many bad perished. The men had been at work only a few minutes handling their shovels with benumbed finders when tho thigh bone of a child was thrown up in a shovel ful of cinders from under the burned in firmary. Quickly afterward n lot of other lxines nnd charred remains of bodies were found heaped together. Closer inspec tion distinguished tho remains of seven cutidren nnd an adult, Indieved to bo tho woman who fell from tho roof last night. Soon the remains of two other boys were found, making ten bodies discovered. Tho clothing, and in most cases nearly nil tho flf-.sh, were burned oil", nnd none of them recognizable. The bodies of the children found belonged to those who wo under tho car of Sister Mary Josephine iu tho Infirmary. All these children were suffering from sore eyes. When the (irebroko out, Sister Jose phine first ran to tho dour, and a number of the children followed hr and stiu'ted dtfwu stairs. It is believed that it was these who perished. Several of the others were rescued from tho windows. Tho un fortunate Sister Josephine, having lost all control over the children under her control, nnd her semi -blindness intensified by tho clouds of smoke that filled tho Htairways ami rooms, rushed for safety to the roof, where she appeared in the midst of flame and smoke, calling loudly on spectators for help. A fireman, j lying prono on the roof of the main build- I log, nttempt"d to swing his overcoat to the Imperiled Sister. The first, nnd second at tempts were unsuccessful, the end of the coat falling short, lie swung the coat a third time, and its edge just touched tho building's roof. The Sister sprang a nd grasped it. and for a moment it seemed as if her life was saved, and the crowd cheered lustily. Only for a moment she swung in the air between the two buildings; then her grasp relaxed, and she fell to the ground, dying soon afterward. A boy and woman wero now seen on tho roof of tho burning building. Three men placed a ladder against tho wnll. but the ladder did not reach within five feet of the roof. One of the men mounted tho ladder, and tho little fellow leaped into his arms and was paved. Tho woman looked to the-bottom of tho ladder aud then to the flames gradually encroach ing. Tho bystanders yelled to her to keep her courage up. She looked into tho burn ing building as if fascinated by the fire, and commenced edging away from the lnd der. Suddenly flames shot up beneath her feet, and, with a cry of agony, she fell backward into the blazing mass. With a crash the roof fell afterward, and soon the entire building was a mass of flames. Sister Josephine, a few days ago, with her married sisters living in Troy, N. Y., visited her fnther, eighty-four years old, who re cently came from Ireland to see his chil dren. The remains of the woman found aro those of Mary McCarren, widow, who was visiting her son. Both perished. So far thirteeu bodies have been recovered. County Infirmary Destroyed. Dltuoit, Mini., December PL The Ln peer County Boor-house, situated about two miles from the city of Lapeer, was en tirely destroyed by fire last night. There wero thirty-seven inmates in the building, nnd all were saved except an aged insane woman named Biriha Rockwell, who rushed back into the burning building after being taken out, and nothing of her remained after the fire but a few blaek.-ned bones. Another insane woman named Phodie Sai- l'sbury escaped from her keepers du -ing the excitement and, clad only iu her night gown, ran two miles into the country be fore she could be recaptured. She is badly frozen, the thermometer indicating below y.ero at the time. The condition of the sur viving inmates is truly pitiable, but their temporary wants are being supplied as well as the neighbors cau attend to them, and it is expectod the Supervisors will take im mediate steps to provide for tho poor un fortunates. There wero no fire-fighting appliances at tne Poor-house. Died from Exposure. Omaha, December 10. J. Henry Hobart died here to-day from the effects of expo sure to the weather last night, the result of intemperate habits. Hobart was a mem ber of a good family iu Pennsylvania, ut One time a brilliant civil engineer, ami con structed the famous loop ou tho Southern California Railroad, Panama Canal Construction. Panama, December l!b A powerful Anglo-Dutch company bus signed a contract for cutting 00,1,001.) metres of the canal on the t "uelbra section at a figure under eight francs per metre, the work to be finished within two years. A large force of Kuro peau is ordered for work. A Week's Failures. Nkw York, December UK There were 30f failures in the United States reported to Bradstreet's during tho week, against 3Ki in the proceeding week, and 2N), y:w and ll.'i in corresponding week a of I8.5J, 162 and 1M, lespectivoiy. A larger tuijneas i done by tole praph companies in the United Stat'-a tliau in any other country in the world. Over 40,(XX,0'KJ messages wore sent lost year. Groulliritain sent nearly :-i:i,000f 00, France 2i,tiU0,iHK),itinKie,nnany 1M, CXXVAK). The total fur Him world was loo,PXMJ,0, fully om-half bcin sent in Kne-lish npeakin countries. Ger many bus nearly us many telegraph, olliocd a.-, the l.'nitcd Stute, although bo much smaller in a.'ra, and doin Icsm than half the business. Great ltrtuin on tho contrary, docs ft lure-e busiiiUb.4 with conipurutivoly fewidlicos. -- - A woman at Fonda, N. Y., com mitted suicide with stnchnhie. rather than dre-.fi an m.plueked turkey which bcr hu.slmtid bought for Thanksgiving. Mm was so vexed because her hu-band u.-ked hor to do it that -die declared slit) "would die- before rdm would do it," and hhu was as miod her word. Sho loaves five rdiihlron.- A'. Y. Tim ft. A Nevada ranchman lias a herd of hybrid cattle, rioted between the inalo biillalo and tilt doinet-tic cow. They arc not housed dnr'n'r the winter, but hud their food (i ml thrive w in ro other cattle would h(aie. Their beef is tuid to bo excellent, mid jura hits been bpuu tiom Lliuir hair. A Week's Failures. XLVIIL CONGRESS. Second Session. Wakimnutoh, December I".- pFNTH.Mr Cock rell, Irom the 4'oinniM ten on M Hilary Affairs reported adversely tho peMMon of members oT Ooorro Stn-na Pom, O. A. U., ot palifleld, Iowa. Th" petition prayed that thr vui plus In theTrenuiy be used to make up to HoMInrsaml sailors of the late war thn amount lost by them by reason of tho tie pro. ctatioti of money tn which they were pnM from SfW to I k wliich lns amoiintrcl to nearly one half thefr nifotthlv pnv. The pefl tfon nd.ls that the boiled Slate (tovermuent ts In honor bound ti jrrnnt this praver. Ttio Duknta bill wn pn4sei1 by Mjarty vnto. It rtivifleo for the ndinWfon of that portfou south of tho forty sixth pflrtiMel, the putt north to lenialn a Territory itmicr the mono of blueoln. Mr. rnlloin colled op the iuter-S';itM ootnrnereo qlll. Rnil it w h laid before the Senate, nnd so beeem minuistieil tm-tincms for to-morrow, Mr. 11 m 1 1 bhvo iifttfce tiuiton tlo tbpowal vt t tint measure he would move tho Senate to tatif up a bill to provide for the formation nnd admission Into tho b'nlon of tho Htate of Taeoiua. UorsK A bill was pnsp(l nniendhiff Poe tlon WMU of the Pevied S'aiutes. relatiiur to forwnrditnr of tiihII matter. It authorises Postmasters to forward nniil matter of tlio second, third and fourth class, ou which po tnire has oneo teen pai J tn full. This rule is now In force in ro- f:n k1 t.o mall matter of ttip ftrst-clasf. A reo utlon was parsed providing for a holiday recess from tho At n of Iecend'er until the Mh of .luTimiry, and the House then resumed con Hide 1 at 1011 cd the inter. Hut to commerce bill. 1 he vole was then taken on suhsi it ut liifr the Iteajrnn bill for tlie first se en sei lions of the committee tiill (containing tho remedial provisions), and it was uu recti Ut yens H;(, nays 17. Tho remaininir sections nf the i'ommit tee bill, tor the Appointment of n t'omnii-iioner, etc.. were struck out Urt to M. The Mil known ns the Uefuricn suhstilute was then rend hv see tions, under t)ie flve-mfnute rule. Mr. O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, often! nn amendment, extending the provisions of tho bill to tho vnter ways of the country. Mr. Ileatran op posed tho amendment. W ater ways, he said, were tree channels, ot cojumerce, and com petition ot t iiem would reiru hit e it self. Amendment lost. Mr. O'llata oilored an oincndment, prfvidinir that any person hav liur purctia-ed a ticket to he conveved from tne Stale to anrdher, fir havliiir tuid tlie re quired fare, shall receive 1 lie Minn treatment lint) be Hfforded equal fueihtios and Hecom rnor1:tton ns furnished to nil other persons holdine tickets of tho fhijio class, without discrimination. A jf recti to. Washington, December 17. Sknatr. Numei-ous rcmonsj ranees against the ratifica tion of tho Spanish treaty were received. A resolution was Introduced favoring an np propriutlon 'of dO.H) to fh fray tho ex penses attending the sendin? of exhibits to the proposed Kxhihttion of American arts and manufacturers to lie held J 11 London in 1VJ(. Tho hill authori.injf tho suspen sioti nf the exercise of ctra-territorfal authority of the I'nited States in Tunis, up on the establishment by tlio French Kenuhlio of courts t here, w as piief), A was pusf-ed providing that actual settlers on lands in t'otondo subject to preemption, on tlio reservation of the I'te Indians, bo entitled to purchase such kind, not exceeding KM) acres, uniler the preempt;on laus. The nival bill was passed .substantially as it came from tho committee. Hofsr.. A bill was introduced roulalintr nnd classifying-the salaries of clerks In all first-class postoflices. b'clcT-red. The Jlouso then rcsu mril conyidf-rat ion nf thn inrer Slale Comuicri'o bill, the pendiiur (piestion beiiiiT on the motion to lidde a motion to re consider the vote by which the Hnuso yesie-rday atloptetl the h mend men t pro viding that npy jicrson havinv pur fdiased a ti-kot t bo ctnveyetl fron one State to another shall receive tho Kiime treatment, etc. Amendment tabled. Mr. Crisp olio red an amendment providing that lujtniTifj in this act shall be so construed as to prevent any railroad company from providing- separate, accommodations lor white and colored persons. Mr. Hreckenride offered as a substitute for Mr. Crisp's amend meet, an amendment providing that nothing in this hcI shall be construed to deny to nohoauN the nwhl to provide sch urate accommodations for tmssenyers as they may deem best for tho public comfort nnd satety , nnd that nothing In tho act shall bo understood as relating to t he transportation between points wholly within the limit of one Htale. Mr, Kreckenii'iiro'H amendment was adopted as a subst it uto for M r. Crisp's amendinent. nnl Mr. Crisp's timendment, as so amended, a frreod to. Mr. Mills ottered an amend merit 'prohibiting any railroad com pany from chare;)njr or receiving from any person who is to he conveyed from one Htato or Terrilory to another, any sum oxoecdliuc three cents for one mile for the distance to be traveled. The amendment was adopted. Washington, December lfi. Sknatk. Anions: the memorials presented was 0110 by Mr. Hoar, from tho Woman's Suffrage Asso ciation of Pennsylvania, protesting against the admission of Dakota on a consitntton made by men alono nnd denying tho suffrage rights of women. Mr. Hoar, in presenting It snitl thut while he favored woman sutlrairo he thought it unwise, in tho present tem per ot Congress, tor the advocate of that cause to oppose tho it d mission of a new State on the. grounds s'-t forth, because when the Territories of Wyoming ami Washington shall cull tor admission the exorcise of sut'-frau-e by women in thoso territories may be advanced a an argument ngaitiot their ad mission. HorsK.-Immediately after reading tho journal the House resumed consideration of lhe Inler-Sinto commerce bill, tho pending question bring on the motion to table tlio motion to reconsider the vnto by which tho House yesterday adopted Mr. (loft's amend inent providing that in the transportation of passcng'-rs railroad companies shall make no discrimination on account of race or color. Washington, December 1!'. Senatk. A bill was passed making the 4th of March, tho residential Inauguration, a legal holiday In the District. Dills were introduced ami re ferred: To transfer tho I. S. barracks ut New Orleans, and tho Louisiana State Agri cultural l.ojleye for educational purnohus; nlso to author.'e the building of a shell road from lintoti Pouge, La., to the National Cemetery. To m-ovide tor tho erec tion of a publiu buiidfng at Bt iMwatr, Minn., at uu expenditure of SlOo.ntKt. Tho Sen ate Hissed ft bill to accept and rut if y tho treaty made In INK) with tho Shoshone, lian nock and tMierpeater tribtm of ludiaiis on tho Kort Hall and l.emht reservations In Idaho for the sale of a portion of their lands. Mr. Allison, troin the Committee on Appropria tion, i-eported favorably the llousn n'solu lution providing that w hen the two nouses adjourn en Sum may it le lo .Mtiiniuy, Jan uary a. n Mr. Hale's RurwesUnn it was laid on the table lor the present. HorsK. A bill wuh passed authori'ang the c nstrut't jtiti of abridge across tho Missis sippi Jtiver at Hock Isluntl. Iho intcr-Stato commerce t)ill was taken up. A motion was losi in reference to rebate and drawback; also an amendment prohibiting tho issuing ot fiee passes was voied down. Itwoss wus tnkcn until H 1. m. for eonsidorat ion ff tho pension Mils. The House, at tho evening sesHion, pas-ed eitrhtj't-n pension bills ami adjourned until to-morrow. Lanner, the Embezzler Suicides. Vienna, December 20. Janner, tho em bezzler of near a million dollar, shot hini Belf at the village of Kiurliug, a short dis tance west of this city. Only twenty-four iloriiu were found on his body. Ford Ward's Valuable Gallery. New York, December 19. Ferdinand "Ward's eolltn-tiou of paint in brought nearly Jjo.ooti. A larger business is done by tele fpruph companies iu the United States than in any other country in the world. Over 40,0O0,lM0 me.SMics were sent lasfc year. Great Hriuiti .sort nearly 3?it0tMt 000, France 4Jtj,000,00,and Germany 1H, (M0,IMMj. The Vdal for tho world was 153,0O0ffKK)f fullv oue-hulf being sent iu Kngliah spenWinej c(iuntried. Ger many ha nearly ha many telegraph oiliucH a-i lhe United fciute.s, although eo much smaller ia area, and doiny less tliau half tho buhiiiesn. (ireat liritaiu 011 the contrirv. does a lura buHiuess with comparatively few ollices. A woman at Fomlat N. Y., com mitted suicide with .strychnine rather than dress nn uiipluckcd turkey which her hiiHbund boulit for Thuiikivin;'. Mie was so vexed because her hulmiui a.skcd her to do it that she declared ho 'would dij before hhe would do it," and bhe was as good us her wud. Sho leave live childien. Ar. 1'. Tim:. A Nevada ranehnmn has a lierd of hybrid cattle, crossed betrteen the noilo bulla lo and tho ilomestio cow. They are not housed during the winter, hut lind their food at d thrive ulmo other rattle would Htarve. 'i'lu-ir beef in .s;iid to bo excellent, a'ld yuru ha beuu puu iioui thoir huir. STATE NEWS ITEMS. Thk Miller Company' shops nt Canton Vid Cre.-dline, were closed by t'no Sheriff oil in execution upon Judgments nereating Mtt.non. The Trobnte Court of Hamilton County refuse! the application of tho Oveiland Tfdeplmne Company for an order authoriz ing it b erect its lin-a in Cincinnati. Mauv Mm, moan, a wornan alKut thirty years of nn, was found frozen In the ice, at Newark, n few dayB slnco. Sho wnn pubject to (Its, ami it is presumed that nho fell into the water some time durin tho im;ht while a nixdl wns upon her. As attempt was mnde to burn the Trin way Hotel at Drcfuh p Junction, which ?fn tains a restaurant nnd Tust-OHloe, tit an early hourthe other morning. Straw sat urnted with coal-oil, was placed alon the eitleof tho buiblirifr and burned through tho Hiding- before being diacovorod. Mo clew. I f K RT1KRT CllAWKOllO, of Cecil, wns crushed to death by a fulling tree. Mas. Wir.MAMso Carter, of Atwater, was struck bv a train at that place nnd killed. Ok fourteen hundred odnvirts now in the Ohio Penitentiary, four hundred are from Hamilton County. Jon if I. Hoffman, the mm-demr of hfs own son, was executed at Cincinnati on tho Kith. At the last moment hi strength and courage failed hitn; he cried liko a child. Thk bequests in the will of Reuben II. Springer, of Cincinnati, abrogate .fb'J-A-1)00, lMsiden which there is a reniduary estate. At Ilellefontaine, John Patrick, nuetl fifteen, was kicked by a horse over tho riht oyo. A holo afi lare a silver dollar was knocked in hisukull, a portion of his hnt iM'int: forced in. An old lady, a resident of Poersville, visiting friends at Uhrichsvillo. fell down fitairs a few mornings no, and broke her neck, A few nights apoa weH-dresfled and rn fipectuble looking man went into Ifavlin's Theater, Cincinnati, and during tho per formance took a pint bottloof whisky from hin pocket and drank thn contents. In a few minutes ho fell to tho floor in au un conscious condition. The private watch man of the theater turned in an alarm for the patrol, iu which tho man was removed to the City IIospit.il where at laat ac counts ho was lyin iu a critical condition. Pf.tkii Ceouok, one of tho oldest settlors of Hancock County, this State, is dead, ned eie.hty-five. J. Fimn Evans, widely known in North ern Ohio, died very nuddouly of -.heart dis ease at Akron a low days ntro. Ciiahi.f.s Clahic has been arrested nt Tiilln, for the murder of Frank Snook. Tho evidence points to a enso of self-defence. John Daly, a colored miner at Rechtel met with a horrible accident by accident ally dropping his bank lain), which was lighted, in a ke of powder, burning him in a frightful manner. Ho will die. A Cleveland pirl elopexl with a China man. An anxious father wants to know if thif is a holiday crazo to replace tho coach man furor? Jin. James Fullkrton, of Miller City, Putnam County, while out hunting, climbed a tree in tho woods on a lookout for gatno. While so doing ho missed hi balance and fell to tho ground, his gun' being dis charged, and the contents, fourteen buck shot, entered his Itody, wounding hitn no badly that it will bo impossible for hirn to recover. Thk woman, Margaret Porter, whose skeleton was supposed to have been found in a cleft of rock near Llolhiire, has turned up alive. fcho left homo mysteriously twenty years ago, nnd has lived as a domestic ever Biiiee. The body of Henry Cuthlnr, an employs of I. A; K. Greenwald, Cincinnati, was found on tho Little Miami Ilnilroad track. It is believed he was run down by a switch engine. Two young wives, married loss than a year, brought suits for divorce in tho Ham ilton County Courts, tho other day. An unusual occurrence happened in tho Common Pleas Court, tho other day, at bteubenville, Judge Haneo presiding. A divorce was granted to Knnna Riuo from Joshua Rine. Their marriage hail been a forced one, Rino never living with her. Entering suit for divorce, ho agreed to marry her as soon as the divorco was granted. The minister and friends were present, but tho expected groom failed to appear. When tho Judgo heard it, he fouud the woman in tears, and indignantly destroyed tho copy of tho decree aud or dered the clerk to expunge the record from tho docket on tho grouud of fraud on tho part of Riuo. Both Judge aud attorney aro Indignant. Ai.krkd W. Reardkley, on inmate of tne Koldiers' Homo, Dayton, was picked up d"ad ou the Katun plko, near the institu tion, the other morning. Ho was found ly in in the middle of the piko. There wero 110 marks of violence on his person, lie ha? a wife and child living near the Home, and spent part of tho evening with them. Where he went to from there Is not known. His death is supposed to have been caused by exposure in tho rough weather. Charles Mason committed suicide at Venice, Erie County, by taking aconite. Financial embarrassment wus the cause. Deceased leaves a wifo aud two grown children. Over $Vi,fKK) worth of hoes have died from cholera in Madison County this fall aud the disease is spreading. Farmers are selling at any price to suve at least some thing from the wreck. A farmer belonging at Miller's Rtnthm, twenty-eight years of agei, while intoxi cated lay down ou the track at Cadiz Juno- tion, ami had both legs cut off by a freight going west. Jacob Waxnawaker, a brakeinan ou the C. & P. Railway, fell between two cars neor Bridgeport, and was killed. Captain James L. Rtkfiw, ex -Chief of Police of Cincinnati, well-known through out tho Ktato, died at his home in that city, a few days ago, quite wealthy. He hail been suffering from two paralytic strokes for over six weeks. He leaves no children. His wife survives him, A newspaper controversy at Defiance, which has ertsted for six months, culmin ated (u a personal encounter the other day, Ivetween the editjj s, but the interposition of friends prevented any blood-letting. An organized baud of thieves Is working Irouton. Burglars broke into E. W. Roberts hardware store at Khelbv, and got away with $lifu worth of cutlery, Mr. Ckorok RrsT, while at work In the Ohio Oil Mill in Harshtnauville, was struck w ith a heavy level that was caught in a rapidly revolving spur-wheel. It utruck him in the face, breaking his nose and ser iously lacerating and bruising his face. Tuomas Dkttkr, a young man nineteen years of age, was run over by a train of cars at Clevoluud and cut to pieces. Hup posed suicide. A hHorcTloN of ten per cent, per ton for miulng screened coal has lmu ordered at Bustard's shaft, SteutM-nvilb;. Miners are digging at seventy cents per ton. They had just returned to work after a lou Hi-ike.' PITH AND POINT. Water colors are not used ir in(r towns red. because weterco' Never iml A hot, iron dii'c:lbj pilk. Send tho f-ilk to tho wa.sln herA an. She wilt do it for you. "No woman is educated, 11 say W. Btirnap, "who is not e pial to 1 Micoos-dul mnu'ie-cmt'tit of a family. When you see a man leave his club at p.m., and run alt the way home. t; can make up your mind that his wi'' highly educated. f Housekeepers who have white 1' Me hIoojis lo keep clean, can save and labor by washing them with a whjch has been dipped in Ixdlibf? . water and soda, A ojood doal of sodti should be put into tne water and al lowed to dissolve. The plan has the advantage of being inexpensive, tw medicine for colds, consumption nnd Imeumonia lire now quite cheap. Ar ansa m 77vcr. Thee crazy spelling reformers nra trying to persuade people to spell kiss with one s. The attempt will b3 failure. The man who lifts a lin'T, so to spc:ik. to shorten a kiss, will brine; upon himself the hatred of the rising" general ion. The fondenoy is rather to udd more s's. That is, to make the kiss a ynrd, a yard nnd a half or two yards long, or as long as a strong young man can hold his breath. Uitr- l(t(t - Now that naper phirt have been int:odueed, according to t ho Drtf Oumls JlulUtin it will Ikj in order to print a sensational novel on the back of a set of shirts. Then when a man roads the lirst instalment he will go right oil" and buy the whole set and sit up with his shirts at night until he has liaised tho .story. "Madamo,"1 said a hubanl to his young wife, in a little altercation which will pprinjj up in the best regulated families, "when a man aid his wife have quarreled, and each o'bet consid ers the other nt fault, which of tho two ought to advance toward recon ciIiationi,M 'The belter nalvrod and the wiser of the two,11 said the wife, putting up her mouth for a Kiss, which was given with an 1:11 -tion. She was the conquerer. A. La'irr. "Poor John,' said a Iru -t.ful wife. "lia so much to do ao tl;e o.iiee that ho is often compel led tf work nights." "Are you sure thut ho -ponds the even ings at his oH'iet'"1 n-ked another mar ried lady vvlio was makingati afternoon call "my husband said that lie thought ho saw him at the French opom th other night." "Oh, your husband mu-t have been mistaken, I am sure.11 vi- ouded the trut;'id wd'o, "John doe n't understand a word of French." lh!roit Post. , , A remnant of lace lay upon, what is known as tlio marked -do", n counter nf a large shopp ng est tblUhment in this city, and during a wait ot' fifteen minutes the following remarks concern ing it were made by lady customers, each one drawing at ten! ion to it by t ho ue of tho word "sw cl:" "Isn't it too sweet for anything:1" "What a sweet, lowly piece of lace!" "What did you call it ? It is a sweet pattern. " 'Wouldn't it look too sweet and lovely on my lawn? 1 "Oh, mother, do buy this for me; it would be so sweet on my blue dress." "Yes, nnd I gitos it's a sweet price, too." Harper a Bazar. THE RED SUNSETS OF 1884. An Explanatory Argument Concerning Their Origin. 1 Tlio rod sunst'ts which were so con spicuous a yoar ago hiive excited this autumn great attention in both hemis pheres. Tho various theories pro pounded to account for the phenome non, especially that which attributed the sky !u s to vast cloud of vol canic dust discharged at tlio eruption otHrakatoa iu August, 1S, seems to have lost ground, nnd some new hy pothesis is needed to clear up tho mys tery. The Knglish astronomer Air. Backhouse reports in Sulnre his obser vations of a red corona round tho mm, which, ho says, "is still plainly vi--;!ile in England." "It has been habitual," he adds, "fur me to scan tin; neighbor hood of the sun for halos during tu'en-ty-live years, ;md 1 never observed it, previous to Iho dato HKUtionod"-No-vembor, IKH.'l. Tho reddish halo to which Mr. Back house has called attention has been this fall noticed by several observers. An Knglish scientist, Mr. K. Doiighis Archibald, visiting the summit of Mount, Washington on September Olh, ut sun rise, noted, "in addition to the usual sunrise ofVeets, a large circle of rosy purplehazo situated about fifteen degrees above tho horizon, nnd apparently having no eonueotion with the yellow ami red horizontal bands beneath it." Though this obserrer had witnessed tho sun rising from various altitudes up to twelve thousand feel, he had never s(H'n anything so curious as the sunrise ou Mount Washington. His suggestion is that the rosy bolar halo has of late become t,o conspicuous be cause, while the sunrise and sunset glows have exhibited a marked deelino in duration and brilliancy since Ink;!, the halo has undergone no similar dim inution of intensity, and thus attracts more attention relatively than it did at hrst. This explanation of tho recent glows appears to be satUfaotoi-y ns far as it goes; but astronomers will haw to explain why, if the phenomenon i.s due to terrestrial dust floating in the upper atmosphere, it has been so rarely re corded in the history of their science. A. 1. Jhralri. Ill-Brad Smokers. There is no one thing, perhaps, in which the difference between tlio well bred man and tho ill-bred man more appears than in the manner in which, the place where, and the time when they smoke. The well-bred man does not smoke, nor docs ho seem to siaokfc to show off; whereas tho ill-bred mail very often smokes in a self-conseious manner that seems to say: "Look at me! see how skillfully my lips hold this cigar; how 1 can shift it from one sidu to the other without touching it wiih in v lingers, , mid how I can articulate wuh it iu my mouth; iu short, look Jt)ii what perfect control 1 have over w labial muscles, and, having seen, ad mire!" . In short, there are many low bred young men very many that, up pear to smoke only" to display their imagined grace and skill; when, iu fact, in snicking as they do, wiero thev do, and when they do, tliey but publisii their vulgarity. The well-bred man, on the contrary, tho gentleman, tho man that smokes only for tho lovo of it, puts but as much of his cigar hi Ins mouth as Is necessary in order tvdinw it, keeps it iii his month no longer than is necessary, and iiever failJ to rcmo it when he talks or passes any one to whom he would be respectful, especially a lady. V'urther, our bet bred lieu never snioko in any street nt tn hour when it is much h'eiucuted. Joetutt Dtacvn.