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' vt iiMAnAi, iiK i niii K iti, is. iiiiiiisnono, : t onto. TOPICS OF THE DAY. , Al.I. thn rcciprcH'it y treaties me topics that will Im iliscuMcd in Congress this vintcr with nuicli animation. DiriiTiiK.iiiA in New York is n morn T.'ital scourge, than cholera it likely to lw. Sixty per cent, of the, reported cases proved fatal. It is estimated Mint t ho annual pro duction of cannel foods in tlio United States equals fi00,0Oi,(AK) packages, or ten forever' person. Gev kiial Woi.ski.f.v, commander of the Nile expedition, in a letter to a per sonal friend in London, says: "This is tlio toughest job lever had." The job is only fairly begun. New Yohk has started the work of constructing a new aqueduct for the lietter supply of the city, by letting con tracts amounting to $V2, 000,000. That js only the first installment. Tub King of Iiavaria has n daily in come of $-',700; the King of Saxony, $1,390; the King of Wurtemlierg, $1,300; he Grand Duke of Ilesse-Darmstadt, 740; the Gran;! Puke of Fachsen Weimer, $(00. PRESHEVT-KI.ET Cl.KVKI.AND is the recipient of many gifts, which are in TariaMy returned when the sender's ad dress is known. Animals of various kinds have been sent hir.i, but no 'lcphant as yet. So far as can be judged from the newspaper reports, the disease in Ken lucky ami Virginia is epidemic dysen tery in a form which was prevalent in he West thirty or forty years ago, but of which little has been heard in this country for the last twenty years. TriK deficit of the last World's Expo sition in I'aris was upwards of .fc'G.OOO, H0, and that of Vienna, in 1873, over $9,000,000. The Philadelphia Fair, in 1876, was the only one since that of Ixmdon, in 1802, that paid expenses. The cheap cab movement is now tinder full head in Chicago, and is proving popular and successful. The fame thing is being done in other cities, fcnt in many it is only a failure, and transportation outside of the horse cars 5s really a luxury, so high is the charge for it. Iv my opinion, says Father Moraritv, M Syracuse, N. Y., the pronouncing- of the funeral eulogy is injurious. The people often know the deceased better than the clergyman does. If fulsome praise is bestowed where it is not due, he people are led to loae respect for the veracity of the pulpit. A smart Pittsburgh man has estab lished an agency for the accommoda tion of eloping couples, where masks, disguises, close carriages, and even lrrgym;n can be secured for a consid n by lovers who wish to complete then matrimonial inclinations without fear of the parental eye and boot. The value of the cocoanut as food is as yet but little understood. An in stance of its use is found in the experi ence of two shipwrecked sailors. Tliev were seven years on an island where their only food was cocoanuts and an occasional flying iiah. They retained good health and gained in weight. The American Tinned n ate Associa tion has published a statement which shows that if all the tin plate consumed in this country were manufactured here, it would pay $1 2,000,000 fr labor in the tin plate works alone, and would furnish a livelihood, directly or indi rectly, to three hundred thousand peo ple. The farmers of Huntington County, ru, in convention assembled, have de cided to ceae using commercial fertil izers, declaring their belief that to their careless use is due the hog cholera now devastating the pens of that State, and also that the fertilizers are poisonous and liable to produce serious tlerarxn; inents of the human system from hand ling them. In the opinion of many of our sur geons the new hcal amesthetic, hy drochloride of coacine, will be a great Jjlessing to persons who are unable to tand the effects of chloroform or ether. A few drops only of a four per cent, so lution are applied at intervals to the ;eat of operation, where they arrest for the time all sense of pain without hav ing any effect whatever upon the con sciousness of the patient. The citizens of Miami Connty, In diana, are deeply interested in the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States that Indians are not citins of the lnited States. In that county are a number of red men who for fifteen years or more have enjoyed 11 the rights of citizens, voting, sittino on juries nd paying taxe. One ot them sat upon a recent important Gnnid Jury, and it is feared that tfwj decision of Uhe Supreme Court will render every indictment found by that jury mill and void. As aerolite fill on the farm of C. .Francois, a short distance from Quebec, at few nights ago. It was dug from the ground, in which it had embedded itself, and was found to measure about a f'Mit in diameter. The people were so startled by the intense light that they TUnht-4 out of their houses toaseertuin ilh i-ause. They say the falling meteor pre sented the appearance of a- huge ball of fire, which lighted up Ihe wffcde country id with th'i brilliancy of thft noouduy uu. TRAMP'S PARADISE. Invaded by Escaping Steam From the Blow-off Pipe of a Boiler. Eight of the Homeless Wanderers Severely Scalded—Two Fatally. Lincoln, Ti,i, December .. The How ofT pipn of the Iniilers of the Lincoln font Company blew out yesterday morning anil fatally scalded two trumps who wore sleeping with ciht others ovr the, boiler house.. Tho nniix'S of those fatally burned arc Martin Word en mid John Ludwig, Ixith In borers without homes. The others are Tobias Tebhoe, a looonioMvo driver living nt Milford, Canada, badly podded about tht) faeo, hands and extremities; ho will probably lus.? both hands. This man, nt first, was all right, but when ho heard Ludwiyj calling for help rushed bark, ami insetting him out was burned horribly. He is a plucky little fellow and does not regret his heroic art. William Hiloy, of Chicago, scalded on the hand, face and bnrk. James McCorden.of Itoston, a stone-cutter, hnd his hand burned and cookod-; John Kiley, of New York, will lose one hand; Herbert Samuel, of Pittsburgh, hands and wrists scalded; James Welch, no homo, hands and fare cooked. All th injured were removed to the hospital and medical aid giren them. They are in a horrible condition and the physician in chargo thinks that amputation will be necessary in nearly every case. The place where the men were sleeping has been used by tramps for years, and is a snug, warm place ou tup of the brick work abovo the boilers. Street-Car Robbery in St. Louis. St. Locis, December1 2.". Several men, with masks on their fnes and re volvers in their hands, entered a Cass av enue car lant. night, about 11 o'clock, while ft was opposite- the Visitation Convent, and proceeded to rob the Hiisfcngers in regular train-robber style. Many of tho passen gers succeeded in saving their valuables by cs 'aping from tho car and running for bare life, but those who remained we-e obliged by tho robbers to "lurk over." An elderly gentleman, whose name is not known, was knocked down and rob bed of nil his change and his gold watch and chain. Henry W. Smith was also rob bed of nil he had. The driver, by his ex clamations for help, threatened to interfere with the success of the robbery, and one of tho robbers tired a shot at him. After at tempting to roll the conductor, in which attempt they failed completely, they suc ceeded in making their escape. Steamer Destroyed. Belmont, Mo., December Tho steamer Vint Shinkle sunk by being caught in an ice-gorjre one mile above here, in the middle of the river. After partly sinking she turned over on her side and caught tire in tho deck-room and burned en tirely up. She had about four hun dred tons of mcnehandiso aboard, nearly all consigned to Memphis, which will be a total loss. She hud twenty passengers aboard, eight of them being ladies, all of whom, including the entire crew, succeeded in reaching the shore over the ice with the loss of their baggage. There was nothing saved from the steamer; not even the money in the safe was taken out. The in surance is about !H'ViiH). Foreign Notes. London, December 2."). Christmas was a dull day abroad. Students of Berlin Uni versity are holding socialistic meetings. The Chinese have massed Ki,000 men at Pei-Ho, under Li Hung Chang, and have notified the French that they will attack them. Admiral Courbet, of the fleet, is ill and disheartened, and it is thought will have to abandon the blockade ot Formosa. Two vessels collided off Kddyston and Fank. The crews were saved. Australian Colonies protest against German annexa tion of part of New (tuinea and adjacent islands. The port at liuenos Ayres is be ing improved to the extent of 0,(KH,(wH, The London Timrs hints at England's strength in speaking of the Nicaragua treat v. . Burglar Captured. Lawrence, Kas., Decemler ir.--otto Muller, alias John Tepper, who robbed the college safe nt St. Marys, Kas., last Tues day night, was captured here to-day as he was lioarding a train for the Fast. Over -l,lw0 of the money stolen was recovered. Muller is a hard character, and it is thought by officers that he is wanted in Leipsir, Germany, for a serious offense. A confed erate, to whom he had given over .."'00 of the stolen money, was also arrested. Panic in a Museum. Nkw Haven, Conn., December 25. A drunken visit r to Bunnell's Museum, to day shouted fire and caused a panic in the place. No one was seriously hurt, though many were bruised and had their cloth iug torn and damaged in the rush that en sued before the people could be assured that there was no fire. Ship Sunk in New York Harbor. New Yoiik, December J". The steamer Cornwall, leaving port to-day for Bristol, England, ran into t lie ship Lornty, oil iaden, at anchor off Bedloe's Island. The ship sunk in twenty minutes. All the crew were saved. The Lornty was alout to sail for Bombay. The Cornwall was uninjured. Nice Christmas Gift. PlTTfiCHon, I)ecemler All employes f Moorthend Co.'s rolling-mill, except those governed by the Amalgamated As sociation scale, have been notified o'f a re duction of wages of from ten to fifteen per cent., to take effect January 1. About 4oU men are affected. Academy of Music Burned. f Minneapolis, Mix n., Ieceinl;r J.". The Academy of Music was destroyed by tire to-day. Loss if$)ftxi. Murdered by Cowboy at a Dance. Vandalia, III., December U"). An al tercation between Wm. Hogue, son of ex memU'r of the Legislature Jackson Hogue, and Fr.och I-ogue, a cowtioy from Texas, at a dance Tuesday night, at Louden, in the northeast part of Fayette County, resulted in Iogue shooting Hogue four times, kill ing him. A Pastor Found Dead. Cincinnati, December Rev. A Clif ford tt'ylie, pustor of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, was found dead in his bed this mrrning, supposed to have been from heart disease. A Pastor Found Dead. A Base Ball Player's Wager. Washington, December St. Paul Hines, the buse bail player, lias made a wager to retch a bull thrown from t lit window of tin Washington ibmuiuent, fc.-t from the ground. An Aeronaut's Fate. Mi iNTooMKi v, Ala., December ''.". An aeronaut named MacNeal, if Mobile, made n balloon ac. nion at West I'nii. to-day. '1 he balloon fell in'o the hultuhoorLee River, and MurNeal ns drowned. Station Agent Robbed. Pa no u a, ! a., December -J."!. The Station agent of the Dm Muiiu-rt A: Northern Hall way at litis pbo'cwus ununited ambrol.U-d tt paeivue uf money cujHuiuUig 1J,UA), IT WOULDN'T WORK. IT WOULDN'T WORK. Exposure of a Scheme to Obtain $20, 500 Life Insurance Money. Dks Moinks, Ia., December Several months ago the ottice of Dr. Kli uigley, at Beddings, in Ringgold County, was burned, and the remains ot the body of a man were found therein, charred ami crisped. The supposition was that the doctor had been cremated in his own otllce. His life was insured for .-",.VH). Unusual haste in attempting to seruro the insur ance aroused suspicion that there was some fraud existing, and that the doctor was alive, since when a vigilant watch has been kept for him. A few days ago a fanner who hnd seen his photograph recognized him around tho residence of his brother-in-law at Kelly, in Storey County. OlVicers were notified, and ho was ar rested and passed through here hod night, heavily ironed, en route to Riuggohl County. He has made a full confession of the transaction, in which he impli cates a merchant and physician, lth of whom have been arrested. A corpso was stolen from a graveyard, placed in the doctor's oftlco And the otllce set on fire. The doctor fled to Canada, and not rereivinghis share of the insurance money from his partners, came back to see about it, not knowing that tho trick had failed to work. He is about thirty-five years of age and a fine-looking man. The feeling against him at Reddmgsis bitter, and to avoid the possibility of a necklie sociable in honor of his arrival he will be placed ia jail at Mount Avr. , A Farmer Tortured. WnKKUiNO, December -M.- Monday night the house of Elijah Marling, a bachelor farmer, five miles from his city, was en tered by four masked men. Marling living alone, the thieves had things their own way. Me was fpiirkly bound and gagged. Refusing to tell where the money was ho was cruelly beaten, and again refusing tho robbers heated a poker and scorched his flesh until his sufferings com pelled him to divulge its hiding place. One hundred and five dollars were secured and the thieves departed, leaving the man un conscious on tho floor, where he lay until ! o'clock this morning, when he was found by a tenant, who had come to pay his rent. His injuries aro severe, but he may recover. Holding Their Wheat. Minneapolis, Decemlier 2. The ex tremely low price of w heat has caused a falling off in the receipts of tho Northwest of fully eighty per cent, compared with fifteen days ago, and Minneajwlis millers are securing less than 40,WM) bushels per day, and the Millers' Association Monday raised prices in the country two cents, and to-day another advance of two cents was ordered. It is rumored, on apparently good authority, that big millers have quiet ly got hold of all the good hard wheat in Dakota and the Red River Valley, and are holding it until spring. Christmas Turkeys. RocKKoHD, III., December 23. Farmer Drake, living near hero, has a turkey that ran away recently to Farmer Morris' place and brought forth a brood of eight Father Morris' gobbler was the alleged father, and toth parties claimed the off spring. Drake replevied the youngturkeys and sent a Constable after them. He chased them all over the Morris farm, and claims mileage fees for thirty-eight miles. The Justice decided in favor of Morris, and Drake has appealed to the next term of the Circuit Court, The Postal Note Swindler. Washington, December 2II- The depre dations of the sharper who has been ccm mittiug many forgeries of postal notes through Southern Ohio and elsewhere, have been checked by the Government sending out to pos-masters a description of the man as accurate as could be had from reports, accompanied by directions how to detect the forgeries upon presentation. Sad Accident. MoAwr.QUA, III., December 2.1. The one-year-old child of James Workman, who resides near town, was fatally scald ed to-duy, Mrs. Workman, who acciden tal! poured boiling water over the child, bathed the afflicted parts with coal oil, and then set the can and oil in a dish on the stove, causing a lire. A four-year-old girl walked over a mile to give the ahu m, and the child was overcome by the cold. Land in Indian Territory. Washington, December L'.l. In reply to an inquiry from a resident of Kansas, whether he could pre-empt land in Indian Territory, the Secretary of the Interior has written, as follows: "There is no land within the boundaries of Indian Territory subject to settlement. Settlers who go in to the Territory now will simply lose time and money. Attorney Fatally Shot by a Client. Oshkosh, December '23. Word has been received here of the shooting of District Attorney W. F. McArthur, on the street at Neenah, this evening by Paul Steinel, a client, who claims that McArthur swindled him in managing his case. Tho ball pene trated the lungs, and McArthur is said to be in a critical condition. Steinel gave him.s-.lf up. Terrible Experience. Washington, December 23. The crew of the life-saving station at Cape Hatteras rescued the Captain and crew of the bark entine Kphraiin Williams, after they had been lashed tothe rigging five days without food or water. A severe gale was blowing the whole time. Theater Destroyed by Fire. p'i: Yohk, Dwemhur Harridan ft ilurt's Theutir Continue was destroyed by lire this morning. Less HSi,IM). A Palace of Ice. Montreal,' December 2."). This season's ice palace w ill he of unprecedented size and ruuKuiticnnre. It will be elliptical in ground form, measuring KiU feet on its major axis and fM feet on its minor axis. A tower a hundred feet high will rise ut the center. Children Made Happy. Nkw York, December 3i.--llrs. Joseph I'ulitrer, wife of the editor of the hurl J, invited 111) hoys and the sume number of gills, run'ins from three to ten years of an", to Florence Hall, and distributed over $l,M) worth of overcoats, shawls, toys and suur-plums: f A Book-Keeper Suicides. Cincinnati, December 'J.I. Rudolph Schir ke, a rxKik-keepcr in this city, having been detected ill a series of peculations u- preuatiiiK; over ...-iis), took poison ami died in the pivscnce of his employer and expert accountant, who hud been calJud in. Victims of a Gas Explosion. Hi ti Fit, Pa., Iiecembcr -J.V John Ooctz, jr., who was so frightfully burned bv a Has explosion .Sunday morning, died to day, after mill'eriii terribly. His siter H'iime, who was also burned, U quite bud, and her sutlVriun, together with (rrief ut the death of her brother, has driven her out of hei mind. EARTHQUAKE IN SPAIN. A Village Partially Destroyed by the Shock. Shock. Much Property Destroyed and a Great Number of People Killed. MAPRin, December. -2i;. Two !ijdit shocks of enrthipmko were experienced in this locality yest-enlny. Tho shocks were felt at (iibraltnr, ami severely in the southern provinces. They caused Krrfl' nlnrnt ninonir the people of (irennda. At Malaga two peisons were killed by falling walls. Many towns are reported to have sutrered from the enrthijunke. Sev eral houses, including the telegraph station at Veto., Province of Malaga, wero badly Injured. The terrified inhabitants enenmp ed in tho outskirts of the town dur Ihr the niht. Many persons were injured nt Loja, Motrle and Alhnnia. The con vent nt Seville was partly destroyed. An ollicial w ns killed at Velez, and aevoral persons killed elsewhere. At Madrid one person was killed, and several injured. The village of Albannzles was nearly de stroyed. The cities of Seville and Grenada were not much damaged. Failures During the Year. Nkw York, December 20. The number of mercantile failures taking placethrouRh out the United States, as reported to Brad street's within the past yenr (four days es timated) exceed 11,000. The rate of the in crease of mercantile mortality throughout the country, dependent in part, of course, on theincrense in number of business vent ures, may be Fathered from the following: FailureB in the United States for six years: Per Cent. Mnnocr Airirrcirato Airirreente Assets to binhllilles. l.l'liilit's. $ !Pi.i;::i;.iM 4i "i"1.l:.ll.uel is 7i1.ihi4.iwm 47 (I'l.i-vum r,i "4l,IIU,UO0 M run 11 res. A lHTfl lssii tl.l.'.J t 4S,!HI.0(1 4;xa fl.'.lll 7.1.:..", le.Llli "7.4'lll.lKl .'ii'i.'HM.lol 4'..4H!HH!l !i.Ni4,tMI 1SS1. ISM lh4 11.1.) II -run ly estimated. Number of bnnk failures in 1SSI to De rember i: National, 1 1 ; State, 22; savings, 11; private, 77. Total, 121. Number of bnnk failures in l.'t to December 'J.'i: Na tional, M; State, "i; savings, 2; private, ;!'t. Total, l."i. Coast Defense Precautions. Washington, December 2il. The subject of heavy ordinance, both for vessels and sea-coust defenses, is receiving more care ful consideration nt the hands of tho Con-pr-essional Committees than heretofore. The House Committee on Fortiticntions, which recommended nn appropriation of ffoOil, OoO for sea-coast defenses at the Inst ses sion, will this yenr recommend that Ono.ono be appropriated for that purpose. This committee has considered that report recently submitted by the Naval Ordiminco Foundry Hoard, and non-concurs rn the recommendations for the establishment of pun feundries by the Government. It takes the position that heavy ordinance for the army and navy should be construct ed by contract, ns is tho case in European countries, and will not recommend the es tablishment of Government gunshops. There is an erroneous impression that tho joint committee of Conirress.nppointcd to in vestigate the subject of the manufacture of steel cannon will not make a report. Asa matter of fact tho committee has collected an immense nmount of valuable data and is engaged upon the preparation of its re port, w hich the House Committee on Forti fications will nwnit before reporting the Fortification bill, which has been virtually agreed upon. Senate-House Difficulty. Washington, December 2(1. The Star says the House will take no action upon the bill making appropriation for tho naval service for tho succeeding six months, which was passed in the Senate just before the holiday adjournment and the commit tee will not recognize it in their considera tion of the subject. The impression is that, if the Senate does not recede from its posi tion entirely, the House will simply pass appropriations for the next fiscal year, and after the -ilh of March nn extra session will have to be called. The Spanish Treaty. Madrid, December 2ii. The Government, it is said, will authorize Minister Yalera, nt Washington, to give assent to a modifica tion of the Spanish-American treaty if such action will insure the adoption of tho treaty by the American Senate. It would suffice for Spain if only sugars to Class 1 are admitted free into the United States. Explosion of an Oil Tank. Elmira, N. Y., December 21). An oil tank containing M.OOD barrels of tho in flamable fluid, belonging to the United Pipe Lines, located five miles from this city, ex ploded this morning. Several building in the vicinity of tho tunk w ere wrecked. The oil immediately took tire and every thing within reach of the flames was consumed. Bandits' Work. Madrid, December 2(i. Ilandits entered the Catholic Church anil the house of tho priest at Cort-dos, Galicia, for the purpose of pillage. Failing to get money, they tied the priest iu a straw stack and burned him to death. Suicide of a Postmaster. Utica, N. Y., Decemlier 211. The post must'T at South Otselle, Chenango County, .ludson FI. l'urce, committed huicido to day. - Brig Wrecked. Halifax, December 2. The French brig A. H. 8., from St. Pierre Miq, bound to Boston, was wrecked on the north side of Sable Island, and six of her crew were drowned. At a Ripe Old Age. r Titl'svillk, Pa., December 2i. Da!t7.r Gehr, a resident of Crawford County for eighty-four years, died at his home yester day, aged 103 years and six months. Last Tuesday a handsome old ppntleinan, six and a half loet high, with broad nliotildnrs and grizzled beard, seventy-seven years old, who had just walked from j.'ew Orleans to llurtwcll, stepped in to sou old B. and said: "In IMS) you knew our house as the biest proeery and Hhipiiiiiir establishment in Charleston. 1 was the junior partner. I left Charles ton and did a successful importing bus iness in New Oilcans, but the war left me Hat. I am now footing it back to the old Palmetto State." He seemed delighted when informed that it was only six miles to tiie Savannah Kiver, the State line. JturturU (Cu.) Sun. SiH-aking of "medicine by imagina tion,' a writer in the J"o;h-s Mi ilicul says that doctors should not tell hvpi clioiulnacal patients that their trouble in imaginary, but should treat it as though it were a rc:il disease. "Those who perform miraculous cures," ho says, "do not deny the malady, but state that they will euro it by the aid of a high power. Sometimes ft cure is thus ef Icctod, and when we say it is faith which saves, we use u phrase which is a rigorou-ly scientiliu expression. To do ry miracles is no longer in question, but to comprehend i.nd seek to ilnitato them." XLVIII CONGRESS. Second Session. lVAPniNurnx, Treuitnr to. Pkn tr. Tho ponnle wont into Nocrot Hiwlnn on tho iro- jioeil mrov1iiff ox pidit Ion to Nlofu-utt'iin. A ft or which M r. Hour ninvftl to lnkp npllni Honor rroohitlon provdlinir for nn ml.lonrn- tnont front (o-tlny tint 11 Jnniinrv ft. A ft or con pMomiHo (li'i'Hto n vote wnn tnkmi von, : 11 n , '.'.. Tlii Voto tlo cloio-l ho 1 net t hilt ro who n iiiKinrni, uhorennoii tho Soimlo till (olMTIt'tl till Mnmluy. Uni'T.-Tho Homo roonmod ponh1ornt1on of tho Intf't'-Sti to roinmori-p hiM, Mr. HoihIoi- roii (la.) innvod to Mnko out tho nooiion n hlliitinf riiilroii'l roinjuinlos from olinririnir f; rent or component urn for t rn no port in if froiyht fi nhorior th.m a lomror dWinnoo. Ho lii'llovod the Portion w no. 1cm11v to thointor- oM f tho pHrt of country ho roproHpntil tho pro-nt tiKrh'tiltnriil Intorot.o. 'I ho Htnoml rnont wim rojpotoct. A hill wuh pasoort iimkinir toinpoiiuv provision for tho Fiin Tort of tho niivy for tlio month of .Itinnnry. On mot ion of M v. HonkfnH, ttio Sonnto joint roootnlion wiir ptisnoti floohirhiK1 ('lirlntinns nnl Now Yonr'n duvn holWluvs for nil nor fltotn (iovorninont rinployoo, Thn lioimo thru ndionrnod until oihiomiuv, Itooonit'or 4. Thnnifh thoro Is nn (h-llnifo Rirrooniotit thnt ru IniHinoso phnll ho trHnnotod Worliiop fitiy, thoro !s n tnoid mi(iorstnnillnr to that I'lloot.und it is u No ii nilorotond thnt con- fMMitlv nd iournmonts shall hu tnkon for throo biiMincsH days ut a timo until Jan uary ft. Waphinoton, Dooomhor "I.Pknate. A Mil ivftR tntrodiiood to oHtnbllflh nn ndditlonnl land distrlot In Dnkota. Tho hill was cnllod up providintr thnt a connnfRoton oxttTnine into tho Ikjuor tratltc. It was a Mil nl rrady pnsnod four tlinos by tho Sonato, but not nrtod on by tho Housp, Tho motion whs oppoiod, but tho hill u qh tnkon up nnd prts rd voao, '4; nays, l'l, Mr. Huto, from thn Committor: (in Anproprlntlon. roportod with amondmonto. the Honso tlll "mn-kiiiflf toniporal provNjon for tho naval snrvloo" tho thirty-ono day bill. Mr. Hnln oxT'hiinod, tho Sonato Committor hnd Htnondorit hat bill by RutiotituttTiK' for It tho provisionRof tho rosfiilnr nnnunl npprcprtation bill for tho fNoal yoar ondtnir Juno 80, Js.s", pro- ciMdy afl thn House passed it at lat foiion, but modified It ro or tn eovtr nttly tho riMuntninB- half of tho fiscal yenr, amend monts formerly insort'd by tho Senate relntlnir to monitors and wtool rruiM evR br-lnn stricken out. Tim bill, ho Rnld, ro fur n1"- The amounts went, stood proeisrly on tho basts which tho House passed tho origi nal appropriation for the yenr. In that, Mr. Halo added, the Senate maintained its atti tude in ronMderimr this year's propositions, and not tho-e of former years. Ho said ho would call the bill up to-morrow in executive pesion. Hopsk Not in Ression. r WAPHiNnON, December 23. Pknatk. Mr. Jonas presf ntod a memorial of tho joint com mercial Hssoeinl tons of New Orleans, pro- teotinw HL'ainwt tho ratification of tho Spanish treaty. Mr. Vest, sutunitled a concurrent resolution providinir that Contr ression al Fpeeehes hnl1 be printed a" delivered, with tho exception of verba! amendments, and v hen speeches are withheld for revNion for more than one week the speech shall be print ed as delivered, llelenvd. Mr. Hale called tip the naval appropriation bill as reported yes terday by him from the Committee on A -proprintion, and it paod. Mr. Morgan, from the Committ eon I'uldic Lands, reported fav orably a substitute for the bill to forfeit lands granted the New Orleans, Baton Koutro and Yieksburir Bnilroad Company. Mr. Van Wyck moved to make a special order for January H next the bill herotoforo reported from the Judieary Commitleo declaring sub ject to State taxation lands iriantod "to nid in the construction of railroad and tclojrrnph lines fi-om the Missouri Kivi-r to tlio I'acitlc Oi'enn," mid to which lands tho companies were to become entitled upon tho pavmont ot the cost of surveying. Agreed to. I'-xccu-ti vo session. Ad jo u rued. HorsK. Not In session. Washington, December PA. Skxatb. After disposing with the morning-business, tho Senate went, into executive, session. When the doors ro-openod tho Chair nn tiounod his signature to the concurrent reso lution providing for the holiday recess. Ad journed until January ft. Hot'Pr. About fifty members wero present when Speaker Carlyle called the House to order. Mr. Randall called up the adjourn ment resolution, and moved concurrence in the Senate amendment, which provides that n recess shall begin to-day and last until January ft, 'H5. .Agreed to. The Speaker announced the following Committee on Assignments: Elections, Mr. Sunih.of Iowa; Military Affairs, Connelly; rublic I, hnds. Campbell, of Ohio: Territories, Hill; Education and r,;ri-or, (VKerrall; Revis ion of Laws, f iarrlson; Expenditures of Treasury Department, Vailaee; Printing, Brattwn ; Pensions, Hountv nnd Bnek Pn v, Wallace; Alcoholic Liquor Traffic, Englith. Adjourned until January 5. Naval Officers' Mileage Claims. Washington, December Contrress. will be rnlled upon to npprotrinte .."i(k),0Kl ti pay the tnileap;e claims of naval oflieers already allowed by the Second Comptroller mid Fourth Auditor of thn Treasury under the Court of Cluinis decision allowing: of- orn milenufi for travel in huropo when on (iovernmont business, in- flend of actual traveling expenses form erly allowed. The claims have nccuimi- lat'ed with unexpected rapidity. Some are on journeys performed more than forty years nro by Hirers since retired, and the finiounts vary from :fhMi to the claim of Hear Admiral Howell, which amounts to S-Lutn). About four hundred of these claims Juive alreadv been allowed, and a ii umber are passed upon every week. Naval Yards to Suspend Work. Washington, iTrrenibcr "20. Owing to the faibiro of Congress to pass a mivnl np- propriatkin bill, Secrotary Chandler is pro paring ou order for the closing of all the navy-yards nnd the suspension of all work on the evening ot December .i, under arrangements fthnt will provide for a reopening nnd resumption of work us soon alter tho reassembling or Congress, on January 5, ns provision ia made for the muintennnco of the navy. As has been the cn.e in similar instances in the past, there will be a general suspension of workmen, with a view to their re-employment as soon possible, and those whose services are absolutely indispensable will le allowed to continue and rely upon t'ougresa to reimburse them. Present Treasury Assets. Washington, Iieceniber -!. ury excess of assets over demand liabilities to-dny exceeded K;7,'iuO,(V0, but Secretary McCulloch has no intention of making a bond call at present, tho interest on tht four-per-eents and fin the Pacific Hailroad bonds, payable iu January, will take ovei .iJitHUXH'. '1 he carrying over of ,Utnl,(MK; in pension warrants, from November last to December, is likely to prevent a very marked decrease in, the public debt for tht prcsiMit mouth. , Woman's Body Found in the Woods. Mot'NT I'ahmkI., Pa., I'ocember '21. Tht body of Mrs. John Carroll, of Green Ridge, was found to-day in the woods, about a mile from her house, bearing mark of vio lence. She was missed from her home last nipht, niul it is lielieved was assaulted by unknown parties, and left in the uoodn, where she froze to death. The Mason cotton picker is sild to be an entire huccos. Commissioners Appointed on behalf of the New Orleans Kxpohition havo foMosved the machine in the tie-Id, and record their ollicial opinion tliat one picker, eurehilly driven, drawn )y 'V'o mule, and fol lowed by thiee plcners, will do tho work of forty paird of human hands. The flying metallic iin'-rs pluck only the full-blown cotton. The plants aro uuiujureiL The fiber thus plucked is automatically bagged,. Nlw York l'ost. The population of Connecticut by the census of 18XIJ was G'J-'.tX), and may be roughly computed at the pres ent' time at uVjO.OOU. In this number Mr. Frederick II. Nash has detected more than G000 abovo MO years old, and publishes a list of them arranged by townships. Of the ti.OUO there aro G."1 more than 00, and 1-0 morn than lUd years old- .V. Y. lUrahl. The members of the New York po lice force who havo Herved over live years aro to wear her v ice stripes ou their sleeves, with an additional H'ripo for each additional live years' tuna. This is (me of (General Sorter's iunova tiuna. tf. Y. iSLar, STATE NEWS ITEMS. i j 1 I j ! V i MS 1 NHcrrTnti Tiiiw, lb IUm ioft, iihmit I d tho tnth nnnunl report jf his dcpfutinerit to tho Ibwrnor. A supple inentary report coii'ainin tho stntiNties of the mineral productions of the St rite for Mm year ending O'-cember IU, lss, will 1m (h mied. The etfort to procure stat isties of the laoduction (f limestono (d-her than that consumed in tho manufacture of Iron lias l,vn abandoned, as no correct statements of tho nmount used in mnkitiK limo or f--r building urposes eoul.l bo athorod. Ito tweon February t(l nnd April 11 theminen In Medina, Porta;;e, n nd n majority of those In Jefferson, Stark nn 1 Columbiana Oonn tion, fifty-live in nil, were visited by Mr. Austin Kine;, Assist iint Inspector. Ho nlso Rnve his Attention to n number of mines U Wayne, Tuscarawns, Belnirmt and Car roll Counties, whUotho inspoctor pave nuch time as he could spare from his olllce du ties to those ntinos thnt demanded imme diate attention in the Counties of Athens Hnrkinjf, Jackson, Perry and Meis, There re .'J.'Sl minos iu thiR State coming under the minine; law, and PIT others not employ ing the requisite number of men; any one of the lntter, however, beint; required to bo inspected at the request of tho miners em ployed therein, and tho work of in spection was therefore- found to bo very onerous until thn pnssacr of the Irw providing for the oppointment of District- Inspectors. In conse qnenee of the increase in tho force of the department the Inspectors have boon enabled to visit all tho working mines in the State oneo, nnd those needing it have been visited three, four, nnd in sotno cases five times, and in less than six months there have been erected forty -three venti lating furnaces nnd ten fans, whor. no menus of artificial ventilation previously existed. Thero aro giv?n a complete list of nil accidents and their results, whether fatal or otherwise, and a full description of the different mines of the State. The re-poi-t is very voluminous. Oovep.nor Hoadly, in his forthcoming message to the Legislature, will recom mend the submission of nn amendment to the State Constitution permitting tho enactment of a law licensing liquor soiling. Wilmam Schmipt wns killed by a train on tho P., I t. W. & C. Itniluadf at Massil lon. James Grizzle was crushed to denth , jtween the cogs of an engine in Ander son's hrickynrd, nt Anderson's Landing. William Diamond wns in Fostoria drunk the other night, and wns found dead in his Lut, near tho town, next morning. A collision occurred on tho Pnn-handlo Railway, nt Dnvton. Tho engine and several freight cars wero wrecked, and three men injured. Loss, $1.-1,000 on prop- erty. Two thousand were men thrown out of employment by the shutting down of the Cleveland rolling mill. Wm. FisnKR, a miner at the coal works of the Laimhlin mill, Martin's Ferry, was instantly killed the other morning by a fall of sonpstone. The body wns crushed be- yond recognition. He leuves a wife nnd family. Otto Grfnlich, a nine-year-old boy, was struck by a train on the N. Y., P. A; O. R. H., near Akron, and killed. Joseph Ferioi.a, Viceuzo Mighliano and Frnnk Cassier, Italian peanut venders of Canton, rooming together, during tho ex treme cold weather tho other night, closed up the windows and doors of t.eir bed-chamber and packed the crevices with burlap. In order to save coal, of which they had nn abundance, they built a charcoal fire in a peanut roaster and went to sleep. Mighliano and Cassier bunked in a bed, and Foriola slept on a mattress on tho floor. Cassier awoko early in tho morningjialf suffocated by the deadly fumes of the gas generated by the charcoal fire, and was attacked with a lit of vomit ing. He realized that something was wrong, and had barely enough strength left to creep to the door nnd open it. Tho fresh air revived him, and he then looked aftes his companions. Foriola, who slept on the floor, was dead, having died of asphyxiation. Mighliano was breathing heavily, nnd could not be aroused. Cassier sought uid from tho neighbors, and Coro ner Leininger and a physician were culled. Restoratives wero appliod to Mighliano, nnd he may possibly recover. A FRKiiiTKUL accident occurred on the Baltimore nnd Ohio Railroad at (Jlencoe, a few miles west of liullnire, a few days since, in which a great deal of property was destroyed, and the traiu-mon miracu lously escaped with their lives. The second section of freight train No. U2 left Iiellalro with three cars loaded with merchandise and live empties. When it reached tho wooden bridge near Gleucoe the cngino got through, but tho bridge gave way, und the tender and all oWhe cars were precipitated into the creek twenty feet below, except the caboose. The eight cars piled up in the creek, one on top of the ot her, a mass of splinters,, while all kinds of merchandise was strewn on tho ice. Much of it was saved in this way. The bridge let go In tho center, and the engine barely escaped. It is one of the oldest wooden bridges on tho line of tho Baltimore and Ohio, Control Ohio Division, und, it ib thought, was com pletely given out, though a passenger train going east passed over it but threo hour before tho wreck. No person was serious ly hurt. The Board of Trustees of the Ohio State University has accepted the resigna tion of Prof. T. C. Mendenhall, to take ef fect at the end of the present term. He has accepted a position in the Signal Ser vice nt Washington. Tho vacancy will not be filled till the close of tho school year. Two young men registered at the Phifer House, Loudon, a few davs ago, as corning from Chicago, and next day hired a horse and buggy to go into the country to pot up signs. Failing to return iu the evening, as promised, they were traced to Columbus where tho team was found, but tho men had skipped. Juuou Johkpm R. Swan died iu Colum brs, a few days ago, aged eighty-two years. Judge Hwuu was the author of tho follow ing stundurd law books: "Swan's Treat ies." which passed the tenth edition: 'Uuide for Kxecutors nnd Administrators:" "Swan's Revised Edition of the Statutes; "Swan's .'r act ice" and "Swan's Practice and Plendings Under the Codes." Mk'Uakl Mri.LEN, the Lieutenant of Police, who was indicted for using unlaw ful means to prevent qualified colored vot ers from casting their ballots at the October election in Cincinnati, pleaded guilty to the charge. Geo. SciiMioxiI w as crushed to death by ft slide of tjlate in Johns' coal mine, near jSIcArthur. Natalia Korokn horn, of Newark, has commonred suit against Robert Hell for $'i,l)!0 damages fur breach of promise to marry her. W T UK bruin of tho murderer Hoil man, who was nanged at i mcwiimu, was examined and no truce of diseuse found. His defense wus insanity. Tho estate of the late ex-Chiof of Police Rullin, of Cincinnati, is estimated at .flJ.", O'.to. The Vinton County Children's Jbmy now completed und furnished, und ready fur occupancy. At McArthur. Thomas Cnuck, aired sev enteen, had hiM lett arm bioktrii by the kick ot a horse. PERSONAL AND LITERARY. ; j ' Mim R 11 f ii i lies kiioN in liei TnHnlkcr.'hiefj to remind her of thin;-" hltc wishes not to forget;. - TonnvoiVs snn "Cmno Into tbi (iarden, jMaiid,1' va s rewritt.nn !-oidm liflv titne or fore It, was finished. Rev. Kilwnvd MeCluro wag tlie nu nmr of tins pretty entiinontof tlw sea: "The ocean is a tomb without a iiiotmi Iivcnf . 1 ' Thn public library nt SnnfjRrlvirn. Cab, 'op tains one hundred CliineM hooks for tlio benefit of tho roadinjr Ce lestials of that oily. With the exception of Cencral Harrison, who was in ollieo only a month, nil our Presidents havo bad blue eyes. Few people are aware that (Jen cral HuUcr's eyes aro blue. JUrprrtt Ititzar. I5y confiuino; his diet for twt'nty poveri weeks strictly to pfale broad and skimmed milk. Major Hen: Perloy Poore. the cornispondent, has reduced hU weight by sixty-one pounds, and now enjoys better 'health than for fifteen years before. iV. Y. Sun. General Herdan, of sharp-amotinfc fame, .m whose daughter Mr. F. Marion Crawford was recently married, was Home time nro offered a field nifcrshal ship by the Sultan, but he declined it. Fayini; he could never wear any other than tho American uniform.-"Troy Timrs. Annie Whitney, the American woman who has made a very good Btatue of Harriet Martineau, is devoted to agriculture as well as art, and prac tically nnd successfully farms one hun dred and seventy-five acres in the New Hampshire Whito Mountain region. Jioston Journal. The late Sullivan Dorr, of Provi dence, H. L, lived in the same houo and died in the same room in which he was born. There, too, lived four fren oratiotiM of servants, ono an old lady who was a servant iu the family sixty years aro and in there now. rromrfi nve Journal. Private letters from Athons received in Washington say that Mr. Kugene Schuyler, the American Minister, re cently while taking a walk in the en virons of the Greek capital lt Ids way and fell into a pit tilled with nlakcd lime, from which he was not extricated tint.il painfully burned. Canadian papers report tho recent death in the Parish of Sto. Madeline of Charles lilanchet and wife, on the same day, in the ninetieth year of thoJr nje. ami after a married life of sixf.y-mnc years. They left five sons, ono of them Mayor of the town; thirty-nine grand children, and ninety great-grand ohild-icn. HUMOROUS. J "There are poems unwritten nnd songs unsung. it is tins that recon ciles tin to life. South and We$L A teacher of mechanics who had said ot a machine that -mls equilibrium is accurately adjusted11 wiw horrified to hear one of the students way: "That things joggle well." JJarpcr Bazar. Those never to he pleased person who are indulging iu their annual growls about the cost of carrying the mails should retlect on the cost of car rying the average female and be bappv. Life. T hope you wnl be a bettor boy in the future, 11 said his mother. 'Yes'in." nobbed the boy. '! cruess you will mind your father next lime he speaks to voii." "Yes'm." "Poor boy1 hhe added sympathetically, "did he touch vourhenrt?" "No'ra." broke 9 Trav elers Magazine. Jones " I understand that yon are nn artist. JJo 011 paint portraits .- Do lionbon " "i ou mistake, sir. I claim to be an artist in my line, but I am not a painter.11 Jones "What in your line?" Do Bonbon "I am a maker of French candies." Jones "Ah! I see. You are a worker in clay.M adclphia dull. Neighbor A.: "Well, Neighbor R, how is your son getting along at col lege?" Neighbor H.: "Well, the fact is he isn't at college any longer; I heard him say, 'We have all embarked in one marine vehicle,1 meaning "we are all in the same boat;1 anil 1 thought he knew too much for a boy ot his size, so 1 fetched him home.1 Golden Days. The acquaintance of the female mind with the mysteries of commerce and finance is extensive and paralyzing. "Why," said a well-to-do young woman, who had just received a dry goods bill, "why do you keep on sending me this? I know well enough I got the things last summer, bo what's the use of reminding me?" Vhiladrtphia L'ecord. A wood fitovo is not made of wood. Boston Post. Nor is a coal stove made of coal. Funny, isn't it. Detroit Fw Press. And a snow-plow is not made of snow. Awfully funny, isn't l?Jlunror Commercial. Neither is a Fponge-eake made of sponges. Te he! Boston Jour nal of Commerce. Nor a heml-dresj of head. Ah, ha! Salem Suiifcarn, Nor a chicken-salad of chicken. They make it of veal, usually. Oil Oily Der rick. "John," observed Mrs. Grap at the breakfast table the other morning: "Thf paper says it'n in btyle tew her jdate onto the front doors." "Well, what ol it?" asked her unfeeling spouse. -Oli, nothin except if we want tew be in style 1 suppose we must hev one, too; but then, as we ain't so extra fashionable, I reckon Til only put a tsuueer out. That'd look more modest like; don't you reckon so?" John, as usmU, coin cided. Boston Post. A Montana and Dakota man wen; disputing about the rain-fall of thcii Territories: "Why," said the Montana man, "we have twenty-six inches ot rain-fall a year; all tho water you get we send down to jmi in tho Missouri.1' "Water in the Missouri from Mon tana?" said the Dakotian; "when, it reaches us it is nothing but a dry ravine with a cloud of dust in it, and all tht; water we can get will only serve to make mud of ilxchange. Heredity of Character. is The'pa-ive foreej s-ln tJ be 'iiorw generally transmitted than the artive: nature than character. Indirectly, of course, the former is largely the result of the latter, and to say that nature is more capable of Hereditary transmis sion than character may, atur all, bo reduced to the truism that character is more lasting iu its effects when by be ing repeated by succeeding generations it becomes nature. Thero is, however, a general fashion of though that a.s sunie.4 all thing- unde-rahhi be he reditary and all admirable trails of character to fade with the individual who has painfully achieved them. Such a belief hits no bi tter foundation than many other. The world is bad enough, but it is nothing to what it would bo were not good as well and fs cm ily transmitted from one generation to an other as U evil. Ujoiun Courier.