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Wl iiM tiitv, liM t:ir .i in. oinoi TOPICS OF THE DAY. Somftittvo new under tho sun no tucmbor of Con press bears the nnmn Smitli. In every one of the preceding for'y-oight Congresses 1 ho Smith futility haa boon represented. C.FNFitAL Santiago (Yf.vas, of die Mericnti nrmy, Im.s lncn visiting Wont Toint with tlie purpose of getting infor mation about tlio management anil course of instruction nt tho Academy to uso in the Military Academy of Mexico at Chnpultepee. A gratk-vink growing at Oys, Por tugal, is snid to bo the largest in the world. It covers nn area of S.HIj -Kjunfo feet, nnil tlie stem nt the base measures six mid h liulf feet in circumference. Its maximum yield was in 1K(M, when it produced a, .sullicieiit quantity of grin os to make 10 " gallon of wine. A company tins been formed in Kns fda for building a railroad, the rails of which nro to be made; of paper. In connection with this the New York Hero facetiously remarks that this t'ountrv can give Russia points matter of building railroad on Jin J running them on water. i the :i)irr Tsac V. Williamson, worth OOO.iiKO and the richest man in Phila delphia, is a bachelor and lives on :), Oixl :i year, lie is ninety years of age, but is still in active life. 1 lis foi l line is the result of skill and foresight, close Application and economical habits. He vas born and reared on a farm. Miss Ci.lyi.hm) h.is settled the vexed question, over which Washington limit tti has been till broken upfori-onie time, as to who shall assist tier in re reiving on Now Year's Day. She lias tlccided that only wives nf Cabinet nlli rcrs shall assist, their precedence to be "letermined by the relative portion of llieir hubbies in tho President's council. Cufmatton is making rapid progress in all sections. New Oi lcans has just organized a cremation society, and is placing its stock on the market to raise funds to erect a suitable building. Ceti rral tieauregard is actively interested in the project, and the movement is fa vored by the clergy of all denomina tions, including Presbyterians and Cath olics. Tut: bill to prohibit the mailing of newspapers n, other publications coti .laining lottery advertisements, intro duced by Senator Wilson, of Iowa, pro vides that it .shall be unlaw fill to convey by mail or deposit in any receptacle for mail matter any newspaper or other jiublication containing anv advertise ment of a lottery, and provides a pen alty of .'JO0 for each violation of the act. A PrrTsiirmiKu named Penjainin I. nth, Sr., the fortunate inventor of a process by which old steel rails may he prolitably worked over into nail plates, must have been born to good luck. He lias sold the right to use the process to :tn Kastern syndicate of live linns, who pay linn a royalty of T'l.ill the first year, and !,"(( per per day for day for the remaining sixteen years of tlie patent. the life of TilK Toronto G!n!,t- thinks that a bet ter understanding between mi-tress and maid would end the hitherto irrepressi ble con Hi, t between them. The (iloh,: ;idvises tin: mistress to try to put her hclf in the servant's place, and the .serv ant to try the sanie process. Sometimes the latter docs try it. and the plan Works beautifully, especially when tier mistress is at the seaside and lii idget has the run of tlie house. TllK harm done to life and property liy natural gas is quite: serious; but it is not likely to prevent the general use of it. Pittsburgh and vicinity, savs the jcii on fn c rv.M, have found it too Valii.iule and too economical an for manufacturing purposes to agent ivo it up because jl kills a few people every week and blows up a neighborhood now nml then, l-'ire-dcinp also kills, but they have stuck to coal mining nutwitli hl.iiidinr. I'asti-.ck's parents were of humble ori-in and poor. His father, an old soldier. deooi-atc-I nn the field of battle, took up the trade of a tanner when 'the war was over, returned b) France, ami was oblige, 1 to work very hard to keep the wolf from the door. Nevertheless, lie found lime every evening to super intend the lessons of his son, who at an early age was sent t,, college, and of whom he was determined to make an educated man. Afoti.intY fiivi'il in m-ai-I'ottsville, Pa., a few mornings ago, taking with it a long .stretch of the Ldii-!i V.ilh v track. Maggie Helming, a ten-vc.ir-old girl wittim-scd the sinking of the eanh and a, Ihe same time heard the rtimbbn ' if an approaching freight tr.i u.'l'lie fr.u ti waiiiig of her apron uliraeioil the at tention of the engine,.;- and Ihe ir-i n was stopped just on the brink. The grateful men, who were Mini fiom a horrible death, rai-, d a pur-o f.,r the Ut ile li mine ami reported In r br.; ai- act to headquarters. AliOl T I'lO.I'llll ,.,q f the A'Tienl- ttiral l.eport will 1 ,. publish, d t'-i-'I he report u ill h:te -nine anidcs ,q pccial interest. For instance, :, ..,.n , ,.. man well posted nn the .- ubject is pre paring an article on truck f.n ming'' in Ihe South. It is the thi-oiv of the Coin, lnissiotier that there shculd be a unci more sy -teiualie and conq.lelc m stem o; aidening in the South, ami thai the fities in the middle and noillieru h-.ti-tudeslhu.s .should be .supplied early with Vi-trclables. TOPICS OF THE DAY. HOME RULE. Gladstone Preparing to Oust Salisbury From Office. A Proposal That Ireland Must Govern Herself—A Sensation Among English Politicians of I-ovnov, Pecomhor 17. Tim Stnmlnrd saya: "Mr. (ilndstnnc, nn taliinn; office, will ho prepared to create nn Irish I'nrlia niint to manage legislative aud adminis trative affairs, securities to bo taken for the represents! ion of minorities; the equit able partition nf nil imperial charges nnd tlie unity of tlie Fmpiro. Tlio authority of 'i frown ami the Riipreinney of tho Im perial l'arliainciit will be assured. It la prohnbla that one of the guarantees vill be the nomination nf a portion of the Irish member by the Crown." The fol lowing dispatch from Mr. Gladstone " " reoeiveu in uay ny a news association rrom llnwurdon : "Die scheme for Hume rule In Ireland published in the Muihltinl mis morning ami purporting to be my plan lor the settlement of the Irish ouestion is nn inaccurate representation of my views piesioue ii in a speculation upon them. It wan published without my knowledge or nuinoriiv ilm ',-, Mull ;,iz,-ltf t ll ik af leiniionunnnunoes t hn t despite the tmrtial denial of Mr Gladstone this morn ing, a Liberal scheiiio for home rule in Iieland ,ns lieeu deeided upon nils scheme provides for the creation of an Irish 1 urlui nt at Dublin, the nets of which tlio Crown will reserve the right, to veto only upon the advice of the Irish Mm istry. The Irish ni'-inbrrs will continue ;,f: Mt in Hie lnip.nal I'url'iini. nt at West niiHster and tiike pint in Iniperoil legisla iion. i ue scheme linlhcr provides that Ill-bind shall have control of the local po lice, anil requires Mr. I'uniell to furnish rMarnntcrs Hint tho rights of the minority ami the interest of landlords shall be pro leeled. I.onpon, December Jd.-The following ad ditional telegram was received from Mr loadstone at a late hour hist night: "My reply in regard to the Slmul, nil's st.-ito- niHiits applies alco to the J'all .1, ,11 (;a. irllf and AfiV.v .V1r5. Although those statements wore iinniilhnrized, p reposals may conveniently be canvassed. Only nn Irish I'm liumi nl v. ill meet the case. Local councils, etc., would be useless. The right to veto the acts c.f an Irish Ministry would lie an illu sion. I propose instead tho exercise of sovereign power on the advice of n Minis ter responsible to the Imperial rurliament. Tho suggestion of ifh Irish I'rivy Council is unHouhy of attention. The I'rivy Council survives only Hs a relic. The substitute is a Cabinet. The qm stions of commerce and police ure different, ones; but, with limita tions, I believe that home rule mny safely be granted, ami that it would tend to ruise the character of the Irish members." a in in A QUADRUPLE TRAGEDY. A Triple Murderer In Mississippi Lynched Before the Sun Sets on His Crime. Nrw Oin.RANs, !oi ember IT. A special to the iViWyioo- says: This afternoon at Laurel. Miss., a coined woman named Celia lYrryinun was nmrderei, tog.ahpr v illi her l ii children, a boy and a girl, i cd respectively eight and eleven years, ll was developed at the inquest that, Sam Wilson, colored, aged about twenty two years, had, during the absence of the mother and boy attempted to outrage the girl and then killed her with an ax. He then enticed the boy into the house unil slew him, alter which he broke open thewoman'striinkand tool; moicynnd sev eial valuable articles therefrom. The mother returned while Wilson was in the house and he immediately attacked unit killed her. He then set fire to the house, nnil left the scene of the tragedy. The fire was, however, discovered in time to rescue the bodies. The villain was captured, but did not live to see the sun go down oil his bloody work. PROHIBITION CONSTITUTIONAL. The Atlanta Case Decided Against the Liquor Man on Every Point Raised. Atlanta. (., Ilecemlier 17. This lnnru ing in the United Stales Court, Judge Mc Coy deeided the contested election case growing out of the recent Prohibition el or. lion in this county. The Judge refuse. d to continue thu injunction restraining tho Ordinary from announcing the re sult of tho election, and decided tho case against the liquor men on every point. There is in the lull adopted u provision that (ieorgia w ines may be sold, as wines from other States were excluded. That portion of the act, Judge McCoy de cides, was unconstitutional, ami no wines could be sold. Judge .Marshall J. Clark, of the Fulton County Superior Court, granted u temporary injunction to night restrain ing Ordinary Calhoun from announcing the result of the Prohibition election. Ho will hear the at guinent for a permanent in junction next Monday morning. Costly Flames. son vi i.ii:. l'i..v., p( nber 17. A fire broke out last night in Hubbard's ware house on the dock and was destr lived, to gether with the warehouse of iieiiediet ft Co. Abel's block is badly gutted-, Ibizen'a Millard parlor was destroyed with a nulli tier of ot her buildings, enliiili gate loss of i.vi.imo. ng an oggi-e- Pun cm v. Pa.. December 17 James XV. Cooper's eabinetw are factory, this city, was burned to-day. Loss, insur ance f tii.noo. CisciNVATI. (.)., December IS. (ieo. Fiehl kamp & Bi o 's chair factory, located in tho bottoms, was completely gutted by fire last night. Loss about ",U.IKKI. At H:I5 this morning fire was discovered in the Ware Vmegur Factory, on Third street, neartirand Central Depot. The fire origi nated in the furnace room. At this hour 4 l.'i - there is no hopo of saving the factory. Once or twice the fire was coiuiiuiniciited to the shcil of the Croud Central Depot, but was extinguished without loss. Organized Band of Young Thieves. Ciiirion, December 17- August Burke, John Niveiiosld, Anton Telke, Peter Kriek, Peter I, iislie and Jack (ii iuiise are said by the police to be a gang of youthful thieves who have been committing despredalions on the iorth Side They range in age from eleven to fifteen vein s, and were all organized band, of which Burke, who isbut thirteen years old, is said to he captain. One of the crowd, it is alleged, would en ter a store mid engage the ait -1111011 of the proprietor while the others would take w liatever they could seize It w as (irilnlse's business, it is averred, to ihspcse ot the goods, w hu ll he peddled around at pi i ale houses. A Triple Tragedy Among the Indians Mi-sen, 1. 1:, 1 -p., Dei-ember 1;. At Sus caia, some distance west, in a drunken light. Kobert lliow n shot and killed an 1111 Khowii ( ic k thin tuine.lan.l firedot Cap tion Fmanthe, shooting him through the should, r. Lilian I tie r. turned the fire, kill nik' Lobert inslni.tly. and his own wound proved fatal. Democratic Mayor Re-elected Hosto.m, Ma-s., December Hi. Tho hal loaing to day for Mayor of the city result ed in the re-election of Hugh O H rien. Dem ocrat. oierJM ( l.uk. H. -publican. Inn Ilia o ,iv ot s.'.o; ,,, u total vole of H.;.o. lil I. li s llllijoi il y is Ihe largest evil fcivoll In U uinyoiul civil. Iidnbj 111 I'ostou CHAPTER ON FIRES. A Demented Woman Burns Herself and Four Children—Three Children Cremated Through Carelessness—A Drunken Father's Devilish Deed Drunken Father's Devilish Deed —A Michigan Family Destroyed With Their Dwelling. Oi.tmpm, W. T., Doceinbpr 1 Mm. Mi ners, who lived on Long l'rairie, eight miles from here, had for noma time mani fested iyinptomsof innMiiity. Last evonlng she natuiateil papers with coal oil and dis tributed them about the house. Karly this morning aha made the remark that she tm about to destroy the whole family, and her husband, fearing that alio mi about to at tempt his life, proceeded to put her out of the room, but on opening the door discov ered the house in flames. Keaching the front door with one of hi children, he found it locked and the key removed. Thereupon ho ran to the back door and found it nailed up. Finally ho and hfs lit tle daughter succeeded in escaping through a window, but were both hndly burned. The unfortunate, woman, with hor four re maining children, was burned to death. Pkthoit, Mich., December III The frame house of Frank Knoeh at Woodlnore, a suburb, was burned this morning. .Search in tho ruins showed that the entire family, father, mother and two children, were burned to derth. Flank Knoeh was known to have money in the house which he had been saving to make seme payments. The seim-hers in thu ruins found a revolver, and it is known that Knoeh never ow lied one. These tw o facts lead to the suspicion that murder was committed for the sake of robbery, and the building t hen fired to cover up the crime. The position in which the ashes of the fam ily wore lying would seem to oppo-etlns suspicion. However, notleng is ilefinitn ly known, everything about the house having been completely consumed. Ci.nvi i ami. December Hi -This afl ernnon V in. White was cleaning his little son's dress wilh gasoline. The father had step ped from the room for an instant, and when lie returned w fnd that the fluid had ignited and that his child, nged three years, had been bin ned to a crisp. The mother was away from home at the time. iST.uiiivit.i.F, Miss., December 16. Jerry I'ardwell, colored, yesterday left his house and locked the door, his three children be ing inside. The house caught fire, and the children perished in the flnmes. Mii.WAfKun, Ww., December lft. Ed. Fan-hum went home intoxicated last night, quarrelled with his wife, nud sud denly seizing their young baby threw it on hot cook stove. The child was so budlv burned before rescued that it will die. l'AHKiaisnt no, W. Va., December 1ft Mrs. Henry Howell, wito of a prominent citir.en of Tyler County, was sick abed, and the night got up and sat by thu fire leaned over in her chair and fninting, fell the fire on her hands and face, w hich were so badly burned as to be bevoud rec ognition. It was ten minutes before she was taken from her inline ,,,,.;i.,, Although still alive she never cumnlains pain. !She can iu,t live. AFFECTING SCENES. Incidents of the Great Atlanta Wreck---An Old Man Calling for the Dead Wife and Children. Dies With Their Bodies Around Him Un. Conscious of Their Fate. Atlanta. (It., December 1(1. Two more victims of the Georgia Pacific accident. died during the night, in -ivaiiin:; Hie num- icr to fourteen. As the terror which first greeted the news clears away some heart- ending incidents ure related. When Dr. toy and his aids reached the wreck no one had died, but one, an old la ly. Mrs K inks, was dying. She and her Imsl.,...,! ,. 1,.. 1... j ,1.. unu sed years together, were Ivin-jr side In side in the smoker on the floor. Their faces worn hidden from .i... ti... wns dying and the husband was not. much better. Soon after Dr. l.,y reached them, the old lady breathed her last. The huslinml was still alive and able to talk. 'Where is my wife!'' he asked. "Here." said Dr. Hoy, "hesido yon." "Put your hand 011 me, Mary," said. Hut shew-as dead and Dr. Hoy's tender heart, kept the n.-i-iei. ii-oiii tlie 01.1 man, whose eves had opened for the hist time 'Where ia my child, my daughter!" he asked soon. She is here," remarked some who of let one wanted to please the old man's dying hours. '-And my son!" '-Here, too." "And my grandchild!" "Here with its mother," said a kind -hearted person. The old man was si lent a miuute and then trying to rnisa himself upon his elbow he said: "Mary! Mary! M a ," and dropped back dead. In death his hist thought was of the woman he loved in life, and w hen his breath wont out his soul followed her he had loved to the other world. There was not a dry eye in the whole car The old man and his wife were covered with a single blanket. Near them laid their son -in-law, and near him laid his wife the old couple's only child -and, again, near them was their only child. Soon after the old couple died the son-in-law died and five lie-it h had been recorded in the cars on tho Nieknjaek. While the holies were being moved Mrs. Hrown, another victim of the wreck, asked for her child. .Mis. Frank Mills was present. Her child wasdead, but the mother know it not. "You can't gel it now," said Mrs. Mills. "Hut 1 must have it " she said. Mrs. Mills laid Mrs. Height's child beside tlie woman, and she knew 110 heller, but koon after this that babe died, ulso. and three helpless, innocent children were among the victims of the wreck. An Astounding Attempt at Suicide. Dt iii ot-K, Ia., December 17. A case un paralleled in the history of suicides occur red here yesterday. John Mueller, an old resident, drove u chisel iiboul seven inches long clear through his head, just in front of the top of the ears. After doing ibis ho drove another one through the 1 tor of his forehead to the depth of two inches. Physicians were summoned and the chisels extracted. He is siill alive, but in 11 conia- io.su condition, the surgeons say he will die Tho act w 113 due to inti liiperance. A Girl Burned to Death at St. Louis. St. Lol ls, December 17 - In the residence of Mrs. linker, on Laclede Avenue, yester day. Mr. linker's nin -year-old daughter, Mamie, was standing in front of a grate when her dress was ignited. Her screams drew to her her mother and sister, w ho did all 111 their power to extinguish the fire, but. they were too late, mid Hi. child's Lody was burned to a black crisp fiom head to foot. She tied several hours afterward, but dud at two o'clock in great agony, Inhuman Wretch Beaten to Death Nasiivju.k, Tknv., December lfi.-Near Pekin. Piiluoiu Couniy. i.-c-ntly, Thomas Kobinsoii, colored, outraged .Mrs. Joseph Hrown, after which lie stoned her to death. P.obinson w as arrested, a h-d and convicted, ami. while eu route to jail today, was (liken from the guard by a mob, and beat to death with clubs. After the Cattleman. Washington, December 17.-The Secre tary of the Interior has roiuesto.l the At tornei (ieiioral to institute suits m about forty additional cases against cattlemen lor illegally fencing the public lands in Kansas, Nebraska, Wiomuig and Colora do. In many of theee cases criminal action will he blu'igUl. A MIDNIGHT COLLISION. Ton Passengers Scalded to Death. and Nine Others are Badly Injured. Three of Them Fatally. Atlanta, (9., December 15 A frightful and fatal collision occurred this morning shortly after midnight on tho (Jeorgia Pa cific Hailioad, about fifteen miles from At lanta, in which eleven lives were lost and three persons Wiro so badly Iniure.l that It iaUiought that death will result. The cir cumstances of the wreck are as follows: The Hast Tennessee and (ieorgia I'acifio road use the same track from Atlanta to Austill, w here thef diverge, one Koine west and the other north. They, however, leave the city from different depots, and meet Just at the city limits, and from there they both use the same track to Aiistili. Just one mile east of Austill, toward At lanta, Is a water tank used by tho Georgia l'acific. The night passenger train of the (ieorgia l'acific leaves here at HI o'clock. and the ICnst Tennessee train leaves at 1 0 : t.j o'clock. Last night, however, the Georgia ""nn: n numew nni, oeiay en, aim w lien it stopped at the water tank was os the Kast Tennessee's time. The Kast Tennessee train came flying around a curve near th water-tank, and without a moment's warn ing went, crashing into the rear of the (ieorgia Pacific ti -n in. Kngineer Owen and the fireman of tho Kast Tennessee train saw the (Jeorirla r.ieif,,. train, but too late to avoid a collision. Tno ' fireman jumped from the engine, but tne engineer remained at Lis post, reversing ,1,, uil.., ,, , , , ' .' ''v,,,"h- M aim nppiiing me brakes. He was nnaleo, however, to avert tiie collision, The engine tore its way into the rear of the coach, and the rear coach telescoped the one in front of it, w lech was loicclo, to the one ahcn.l r u,i ,i. 11 the one ah, ml of that again. 11 mr loach was filled with passengers, many of whom w ere so pinned down by the wreck that thev wore tumble to stir ,,.! the escaping steam soon caused Hie death, of a iiuniber. Following is the list of the dead: Dernard Pa ton, attorney for the C.eoi'gia Pacific, formerly of Chariot ios. ville, Va., but recent ly of liii in lngl ,n, Ala. Nathan Si auley, of Aiuiiston, Ala. E. Y. Ueice, of Kast Point, (in. ' XV. Pierce, of Texas. A little baby, the infant of Jacob and Mary Hanks, who died in its mother's arm. Two little children, one a baby, belonging 10 Mr. Bright. Jacob Hanks, of Kail-burn, (ia. Mary Hanks, wife of Jake Hanks IS. Hright.of Fail-burn. The injured lire John Hr.vont, of Oxford. Ala.; A. 11. Cooke, of Fail-burn. Cia. ; XV. J. Irw ood. of Jackson, Ca. ; Carrie Bright, wife of li. Bright, ot Foil-burn, Ha. ; E. N'. Ellison, of Riverside, Ala.: B. H. Kink, of Salem, Ala.; C. W. Helton, hound for F.I Paso, Tux. ; Mrs. Jane F.liza Hrown, going to Cleveland County, Ala., anil a colored man named Jack Hogers. Mrs. Bright died this afternoon, .ir.,1 Helton is rapidly sinking, as also is Mrs Brown. Atlanta, Ga., December lfl. The num ber of deaths from tho accident on tlie Georgia Pacific ltoad now cumber four teen. I i I ' 1 I is of be ADULTERATED EGGS. Artificial Men's Fruit Sold In New Jersey— They Will Cook. Too. Like the Real Article. Nf.w Youk, December l.'i. A number of denlers in eggs nnd produce in Puter.son were culled on Holunlay last by n man representing himself as (iai rett Oiidordonk-, Hocklaud County, N. Y. He sold each a load of fresh country eggs at remarkably low figures. The eggs were delivered iiv another man. to whom the dealers refiis -d payment. Yesterday Oiidordonk called for his money, hut was arrested under an act prohibiting the sale of nuuiierulert food. He pleaded iruil V. wnereupon ue was lined fan anil costs. This he paid promptly and left the city without ntteinp. ng to collect for the egg delivered. He admitted to several deulers that the oggs were artificial, and were manufactured by a firm in Newark, whose name ho declined to disclose Tho shells were made of a clear transparent coniposi- 11011 aim inesiiape was perfectly modeled. me portion surrounding theyelk wasinade ; albumen, and the yolk itself of ground j carrot and saffron. The eggs were tested and found to scramble well, and in an erne- ! there was no perceptible difference be tween the real and artificial eggs, but when, boiled they are easily detected, as the yelk and surrounding white portion do not har den separately as in real eggs. be w I I 1 I I; !"lh ber. j and I tion is 'I A SENSATION IN PARIS. Collapse of a Portion of the Pont Neuf, Owing to Floods in the Seine. Paiiis, December 17. A sensation was cnused hero to day by the collopse of a por tion of the Pont Xeuf, which connects tho lit) De La Cite, on which is situated the Ca thcdral Church of Notre Dame, w it h coin sides on the river Seine. It is the largest bridge in Paris nnd 0110 of the oldest, having been reconstruct ed in ISM. In its center is a bronze stutue of Henry IV. Thousands of people have gathered in the vicinity, watching the bridge, as it is feared that it will collapse altogether. A heavy rise in the Seine caused the disaster. Tho water continues to rise, and disastrous floods are feared. two ment free Joel them for siiine Knoch Family Were Murdered. Dctkoit, Mn 11., December 17. -Yesterday's fire, in which Frank Kuo.-h, with his wife and two children, were burned now proves to be an appalling murder. This crime was suspected yest erday, but the find ing of a revolver with all the cartridges discharged was all the evidence then se cured. To-night a posUinoricm examina tion of the bodies was made, and resulted in proof positively sustaining that theory. Pullet holes and -caliber bullets were found in the skulls of both Frank Kuoch and his wife. No suspicion uttuches to any one as yet. The funeral was held this af ternoon, all four bodies being placed in a siugle coffin. at Hat A Socialist's Plot Kan Francisco, December 1H A Social ist's plot to me ke away with prominent men in this cit hus been discovered and njveral of the ring leade arrested. Some twenty names were on their list for assui- MlllltlOll. head h! End Matrimonial Venture. Cr.NTiiAi.iA, II I.., December 111 - Snruo days ago a widow lady, residing in Salem, 11:11111, d Mrs. Pioudloot, was courted bv one. Press Davis, who finally induced tiie woman to marry him She had a house and lot and sustained herself by taking In washing. Hy oi'l-re pouted persuasions Davis induced the poor w oman to trade her house for a wagon ami two horses, saying they would go to the West, and there seel; their fortune The house was sold uud the t-nm purchased, and 0110 morning he drove up to ihe door, and, putting his own two children inio me wagon, said he was going to visit a friend in Tonti. The newly mode wito wanted to know why she i-ouhin'l goalong, when the scoundrel put her off w ith soma trivial excuse and drove ulf. since w hen nothing has been heard of him. The citi zens are indignant, and if he is t-uiight within tho borders of Marion County ho will likely meet slinunatv I real ineiit. does that wore also ntiiiiij.1 is a would hi Another Advance in Barbed Wire. Ciiiiaii'i, December 111. The principal bnrbed-w ire manufacturers of the United Stales niel lieie to tlay. and agreed io ad vance t In- price of all gi a den of Hair product one half cent 11 pound, such schedule of prices to lake effect nt once, and 0,1,1,11110 in fm co until .! a u.oi ry H. ji isprol. .l.ie that 011 lliul 1I1, le another a, lvalu e will oe made lo 111 the price ot e. t n anticipated bdi auce in : ijUm I Ht and killed, cvtu AWFUL SUSPENSE. Awaiting Tidings The Fate of Imprisoned Miners. Thirty Workman Shut in by a Torrent of Water from Sunken Lands. Nanticokk, Fa., December IS - The drop ping out or the bottom of a Inrgoswnmp, covering several acres, and tilled with millions of gallons of w ater accumulated from the 'Into heavy snows and rains, caused the flooding of No. 1 .Slope of tho Susquehanna Conl Company, that will most likely be ottended w ith terrible loss of life, as upward of thirty men and boys are now imprisoned in the slope, from which there seems no escnpe except by digging n tunnel to them. Two hundred and lifty other miners and bo,s wore at work in tho slooo when the rushing torrents came in upon them. Men iiroppea llieir PICKS and shove s. nnil i r . I'OIIPI1 11 " uooi-oo a una noonea t in-tr places. and hurried to I ho mino'outlcts through U-Ileli f ..... ,. .1 ........1. .1... C ''.- r -.t..r -..-lo... ' ' ' i ...nn ,0,11 out, niei heavy mine timbers, which had been torn from their places by the force ot the current. As tlie workmen entered the gangway toes cane the w ater w as up to their w iisles. It was impossible for the men to keep their I. unci thev were swept along w ith the tot rent until they secured linn holds on 'hewiilla and recovered their foothold Several ,Ves are supposed to have been lost in the gangwav. but who they nre can not be tear I until nil the men who escaped have reported to the mining boss. Another lot of men In trying to escape found tho "lain opening to their working place ,'I"W"' "P with dcbr.is, and they were compelled to retrace their steps until thev ,vae..ed the foot of the air shaft, when ropes were lo.veiv.1 to them, and one by "tie they were r.-i isi-d to the surface, where they were rccei ed with iovous shouts of welcome by thousands of people who had gathered. As soon as pos ible an a'ariu was sounded nt. Nos. I ami 2 shafts, the workings of which lire connected Willi those of the slope, and are of much greater depth. '1 lie workmen were removed as speedily as possi le, and all wor-out be fore any water came into cither shaft. All mules and oose material had been re moved. Around the fan house nt theslope, where all news from the mine is received, nre gathered nearly two thousand people to night waiting for some tidings that will tell them of the fate of those im- prisoned hole busy issuii ow. .Superintendent Morgan issiiimr instructions to volunteer roucr corps, wlio nro now engaged in driving a new tunnel to reach the men. Wives with children in their arms, nged fathers and mot hers, and brut hers and sisters, are tearfully w atching every throb the ponderous fan which is sending pure air into the mine. Their bleached and haggard-looking faces denote intense suffering, but they hope against fate. Nothing w ill left undone that will save tho men if they uio still alive. , 1 I I . I 1 r- I-vans. Underground Wires in Chicago. Chicago, December Is There ure, as nearly as can be estimated, about Li.OiK) miles of w ire in Chicago used by the tele graph, telephone nnd electric light com panies. Last December there w ere shown be about 1.1 IHI m iles of wire underground. then the work has been actively go tut, nnd during the present year about i'ee tunes that uiuo.int has beiMi nut, our. sight. Hy .May 1 all tho w ires in the business portion of the city are expected to underground, though it will probably take at least ten years to place all the ires throughout the city there. 11 I'l-ller, Hy siis. Treasonable Utterances. Maii:ii, December IS. The Cueen gent to day refused 1111 audience to 1L tbo Duke of Snville, cousin to the lato King, lu' l'uke wns thoroughly lingered by tho refusal of the (Jueen to receive him! and openly and publicly spoken in abuse of He boasts that Olleen Christiii iw soon be forced to re limpiish the Hegencv, that ex-Quccn Isabel will replace her. Those declarations have caused a sensa 1 of 110 small interest in Madrid, and it very proi.able that, tlie Duke will be prosecuted for disloyal utterances. l-rcsi.h'iitial lull, at A Would—be Suicide of Twelve Years. Ni:w Yiuin. Dccemb ! IS. For the third time John Hannon, aged twelve years, w as arraigned before Justice .Smith in "thu Police Court this morning charged with at tempt ing to take his own life by hanging. he father of the boy stated thai the Isiy would not go to sol I when sent, and w lieu spoken to about his conduct went off and deliberately planned to cud bis existence Justice Smith committed the voting would be suicide to the Catholic Protectory. iill Mrs the -ii lo- lisp, An Heir to Twenty Millions. KitiE, Pa., December Is. Heconh-r Han- to-day recorded documents of great interest, it being an agreement between L. Kndy and Hush & Cnufiold, whereby the latter are to manage an enormous estate left F.udy by a grandfather in Cer inuny. The fortune is estimated nt -.'D.00i),- of a National Hank, a tle ater and a ine win provides lor the establish church fur the poor. The heir lives in iorry, mis county. I It 'ion. 1ent. .hall us place if Sentenced to be Hanged. Caiihoi.ton, Mil, December IS. -The ver dict of the jury in thoeaseof the State vs. Anderson aud Laurel Hough finding guilty of murder in the first degree tho murder of John Hen. caused much surprise. Thev were tried I a-lore on tho charge, and were sentenced to im prisonment tor lite, but obtained which resulted as above. yesterday sentenced them hanged on the l .'lh of March next. ;i new J udgo to bo l-aigin Ihey mi, be .he lo Chinese Emperor to Marry. Pi:ki, December l!l. It is currently re ported and generally credited that the Kniperor w ill be married in February next, which time the F.iupress ltegent will re tire unil the young Lmperor will tuko pos session of the Government. po new st ii, Killed by an Accidental Discharge. Mansi-ii i.ii, Pa., D mber IS. --.lames ton shot and almost instantly killed un unknown Frenchman. Harton claims tho shooting was accidental. Ho says ho was handling a gun and that it premuturel v exploded. J 'J lii' (i 1' Dying With Two Chisels in His Head. IH 111 .i k. Ia.. December ls.--.b,hn It Mueller, who drove two chisels into his w it h suicidal intent vest.-rdav, died lor thirty hours of the most indescribable biiftoring. Never think you have done, wong because a debtor octs ancjrv. His nnejcr under civil treatment shows ihnMio not intend to pay. This you might as well know early as lali: cmr Journal nf ' Uimiiu r:c. -It whs once a prevalent notion siehs impaired the .strcii'ith anil out the animal powers. It was an iii cient l elicf that sorrow con sunieu thu liluoil und shorlciied life,. Mutton Ulubc. In Oregon a man has mado a com fnrlitlile house by Mhinglinrr over the of a hollow lit- tree. "The room Him; hy ten feet, wilh a door and window The man who is suspicions lives in constant slate of liuhappiness. It be better lor his pence of mind I no 100 mistiul Ui mi too guarded. Two young women school-teachers Kingston, N. Y., aro sharpshooters, can smili a candle at twenty yards. Troy Times. A Mormon who wim a, i ;, i,.i ,iio in Utah Ihe other day left sixty chiidicu to mourn hit. loos. clin- tss::, 1,1 of cage, out: I ago ho not and was ventor about XLIXTH CONGRESS. First Session. W IIIIMIT'IV, Dceeinhei F'linnn.ls infro'lncol tells IS - Srs nr.- M 'mutton n pen t o a cur and 1 lo I rank my pi il i Icirc to welow of Ccnernl (irnnt. A I lie hi; to I e l.cnerill Ale v. It In,, Ion of tier Pollliiyil l ISO, 111 I, t , u U IIS pnsKeil Wlttio Oblectlon. III H WCI-f fnll-o.lllee.l l.v j est to incorporate the A I Innt le and I'neilli rnip loniwiiv. miiirnntcclnu to tlie Kails Com I'ioij 101 inteeii ears a siil.si.lv siitlicienl 10 lenKo two minis- 1,1 ti,,. annual receipt .....r.. Mexican llm-eriitnent Inn H.irii.iv c Mill niil.-i , onelliii.l. ol f I,-'..ii,imi, mo eouipnuy to bane bonds lor tlio iiiiionnis receive,!, payable in II I teen yen I "i "'r- siiinneison. to provide tor the vollin "" . un i 1, 01 l.lelireniiuts In the 111 iiiv ...... .no., scrvcu tor twculv-hve venrs or more In that rnnk: bv Senator Ijeorue, lo KenatorpnVlle.a joint resolution piovubiiir .......on soiiucrs 01 i ii. w ex can win-: l.v- ...... T......,n, iippropruiieii nisi nessiou lor iniprovliur the Iniihor nl Cleveland. O , be made available for the construct 1011 of 1111 ciisiern arm to Ihe break water. In ad oinMi 10 a mimiier of new Posumist ""i us' 01 recess appointments wns ent mi me i-r.-si.ienl Mr. Hour council - eiiniiH. nn ine rrcsi.lent ml succession mil. and Mr. ,-, ve ca led up the bill providinif :, .10110 ruies nn- tne Si-nnie an. prohibitum tin House on II mil hill In strike out li.il.. I I "ale ot ItitovicatiiiLi- li.iuoi-s "US I.0I1 en. ..... .11. norri'-on 1 1 11.1 oiiered n concur- .. ... icso union iiioviilinu- tor 11 hohilav eesst roin riiesdii.v. Ileeeiuber .-.'. until Tu.-s ...... .iiioiiaiy .1 l, ,l over lor one iiiiv llll'lcl th rules. Mr. Moi reon then called up III. report ol the I on, entice on Itules. and Hi. .,,.,,."-.'. iiciv cone 01 rules was rend lenulh and discussed unlit il.ltniiniincni. III .isiusn-roN. iicceniber Hi. - SrsiTR.- iiois on roiiiicc. : Itv .Mr. ' Ce e..-r ,-..l for Iht: "" nun 11 11 1 1 111 1 1 I'll coillllee ol I lie s 1 1 ver ,11' ll' S..-11:11. .e l, .,!. ... i.i iiii iiiu 10 pensions. II pensions all iier sons n no scrvcu tor nt Icasi one voir during tlie late war and were iliseharecd ii a ... i;, ..ii . . 1 1 iiiciiic us iinui 101 111 rt tier ser vice. Mr Plumb .. -To provide lor ihi-pni-nicnt ol bounty to ceitain .lis, Inn ..o ,1 sol- incis 01 ine i. . , nn v . Ilv soiinlot Mil ver -'o provide tor the purchase ol the Snr ireon ll.-n ami l.nUe Michli.0111 Mi i p I 11 un I n mt Harbor of b. Iie. conn ctme the wnicis ol (recti Hay w lib bake Michi'. nn, in the Male W isconsin. It .-ipprnpriiiics .-SL'ilil.ii m, and directs the Srcrclniv of Mar to purchase the Clllliil lor Ihe l ulled Sillies. 11, Si-u.ilor lurii I lis To provide lor ilctcrininliie thcev Isleuce and removal of itinb.litv ol the Presi 'lent lo ibschlirue the powers n 11.1 diiliesol his ollicc. It pi ot iles i hut on the represen tation nt two licads of ilcpnrtinenls to the I'litef Justice of the Supreme Court of tho luted Slates thin the I'residcnl is nimble lo discharge the duties of his otlice tlie fliicf Justice shall conveno Ihe Conn, nnd- It, shall determine the ipu s i'"i of such aliened inability. - niiior i in- in cMcnil Ihe laws ot ihe t'liitcil Stales over certain u norr n lucil ter ritory sout h of the Stale of Kansas. A mini, her of resolutions calhnir for ml ornint ion on special subjects troin Ihe i:ecutive Depart incut were nifi-ecd to. Mr. Hour s Presnleu fa! succession lull was discussed by Messrs. Maxey. Heck, K.ilniiin.ls. Morgan, ( iill and At 2:"sl p. m. the Senate went into executive session and at 4 :iu p. ui. i djoiirned. Hoi'sk Mr. Hrow tie (lnd I offered a reso lution elinneinir Hie rules so as lo provide that leave to print In the .'ii. nil shall be ill lowed only when a iiuestion is under con sideration. Hcforrod. I in motion of Norwood (;n.) a Semite bill was (Hissed removing the political disabilities of Alexander H. ban ton, ol (ieoruui. The ilis :'ussion.of the proposed ro-ision of the rules was then resumed In- Messr-. Itandall, His-:-ock. Ilurrows, llolman. W.l,oin and mint. M illioul coni'liidiue-the ueneral du liate, the Mouse adjourned al p. in. W isiiiMi-niN. lici ember I7. Sknati: Mr. Mitchell, the newly cleclod Senator lloni ireon. was sworn in. A number of lulls were intlmliiccil llulini: one troni Senator providing for t be issue of silver ci-i-ii-tiiatcs on the ileposii ol standard dollars. Senator J s lArk.iTo pi ovule for l he ale ol lie I hcroLeo lioscrva i. in Arknu- Hy Senulor Scw ill To enei.ii nisi' I he rectio'i of nioniiiui-iiis on. ihe lew impoi mut i'niii"iici's oi tie- revolution. The pri-sMcli-iill succession lu!l was piosi ! w ithout divis- as reported Irom t he coniiniltec. Mr. m ii nils mot ion to si rike o t Hint part pro i id ing tor t he repeal ol exisl inv laws ilirect "ur nn curly eleciion wns dc ti'iitcd. Mr. Kiiuiiinds' bill lo regulate the i.ouiil. which wns sent lo the oliinni n e as an anieiuluieiit to Mr Hoar's was reported Invorahlv ns o separate hiciisure nnd iiiaccil on Hie caleiular. lo be bikeii up al the lirst opportuniiv. In evecu iive session nl :i::il p. in., a long listjol recess lioininalioi were retcrred. The .Senate ad joui ncd nt :i:-tu p. in. Iloi si: In the House the rules were dis missed, genera! debate closing nl 4 o'clock. Kvcry am ndiiient. proposi'd was voted n except one lo increase the tuc mht-rsh ip the! onimiltcc on Accounts lo nine. Ala clock t In- House uiljoiirneil. WAsillNil iox. llrconihor IS. -S-.x.lTK. The grinding a pensatn o .",.li.ii a vcar I o liianl. passed wilhont dchatc. Mr. Hampton i nl i oil need a l.il uiakimr ii unlaiv tiil lor Si eiiioi . or Heprescmiitives to re l oiiiiiien.i or soljcil iippoinlntenis lo ollicc. rcMilniion ot iiuimry in regard lo tlie al-ei-cd orgiim.iiion ol tinhorn as a Slate wns lisciissid null! -' o'clock, when the mint les w i re 1. 1 ken ii p and agreed to. Senator nil rod need a resolution an: honing Finance ronuniuce to inuuire whether Sect inn .lil-ll of Hie c iisc.l Slalutes, pl-oviding lor the isit ion ot coin pin. I lor duties, hils been .ihovcd. Among the measures mlro. bleed the to low ing : Hy Senator Frve- In re ntion to the depnrlnicnts of the in inv o' the Intel Stales, ll provides that all Inline pointincnts, as heads of the deparimcnls till I . s. Army, slinil be olheers seleeicd the army and nominated bv the Prcsi- and iilrnicd bv ihe Senate lo lie such 'leads ot' depart incuts for terms of tour rears. It declines that this provision not apply to ihe head of any lepartmcnl mail that oilice shall tlrst In'., oino vacant. The President nun. In disi ret ion. however, al nay 'time, upon the relired list anv evisliiig hcinl a department, nn I the retired list Is cn-,-lgiii lor ihnl purpose ll I ii ii her provides the Adjutant (icneral, the l,ii,.nit-rmas- licnernl. the f omtiiisMiry tienerni of Sub 'isteiicc. Ihe Surgeon Heneiiii. Ihe fhicl of -s, the. ( Inel id Oi.lnatiee and the I'jiyil'Uster licnernl slinil be itpp.iintcd by se lection Iroin otlicers ol the corps lo which belong, not below- the rank of bieuten -int Colonel, ami shall hai eduring their term, I no longer, ihe rank nud pay of Hrigndier l.eiici-al. The .luilgi' Advocate (lencral shall aiipoictcd froiu the corps of .Iji.lgi's Ad locale, anil have the rank nnd pnv of llriga bcr Ib iieral lUiriii" his lei in onlv. T he I'h.ci nn! Illlicer may be niinoilitcd i'roiu anv of rs ol ihe arniv mil below fnntnin. rank as Colonel ot I aval rv du r m: Ins In-uiiiiiencv in t ii :i t ollicc. The oiiiecrs of the nspector licnernl',; depart nicnt are to lie up. uted as at nresent. Hv Senator Ing-nils -I'o prevenl t lie iinlawl ill inelosurcol public It is Hie lull nurodiiced bv Mr. In gnlls in ihe last Congress. Adjourned until .Monday. Hiii sk. All proposed amendments to the rules w- ere voted down, and a mollon in .o on t Ihe clause disl ri I ailing the appro- wns rejected -tin to The re- ainiler of he report was then agreed lo. Selinlc bill graining a oeusion to Mrs. nnil w ns called up anil passed Price, ot Wisconsin, alone dissenting. The holabn recess was lived from .Monday nevl untl Jiuiuiiii .-. The House itdiourneil at ::'- III. in in it hi a to to thu of Two and for has who 1111 and ened The Failures of the Past Year. Ntw Voiik, Deciniber is. -The Kiainl 1 f tin: failures in the 1'nitcd .State Jaiiui'.i v 1 lo December 10 is 10.771 np,aiust 11. itss in a bke period in ss. ,ie of iill'. 'ihe totals lor fitly weeks o is so and lss) icspci tively, were '.1 filii. 0:.' and e'.Wi. Recently a fire, brolro out near a large menagerie, at Moscow. As it wan impossible to save all the linns and ele phants, the manager of tho establish incut was reijiiested to point out such his treasures as could removed with safety. When he passed by thu monkey a big orang-outang sci-eainei' "For (Jod's sake, let me out I never was n monkey until I came. hero. am an holiest man; save mo." lleacon. Rutland (Vt.) papers teli the story of a farmer in the neighborhood, a widower and well to do, who not lono wrote to a woman near by whom hail in ver seen, describing his cir cumstances, lie told her that if hi- did hear from her to the contrary with in two weeks he wo-.;!,I call witlia mill iliter and marry her. No letter came. lio carried out Ins threat at th pointed lime. ip- A toll-graph on an iinpreved plan invented by Jonathan tirnnt, of Uelcherlown, Mass., in 17yJ. Tho in. set up one of his lines between and Martha's Vineyard, places ninety miles apart, at which distance he asked a ipn-st ion ami re ceived im anawor in ten minutes. the to sight fi fire the hoih the over. tho a for floor and him. A mado and STATE NEWS ITEMS. Tn Auditor of fllato hns'filcd his rer'"K wit h Ihe (lovernor. The report show h bn'b iinces at the closo of tho fiscal year l.ssl, as follows : (Icneral Itevenue fund. 9 "s; fi',1 Mt; S'nklng f nnil f s ai , ,-4 ; s' i ,ii e coniuimi Seiiool Innd, f I i.7li. Kl; loial for Issi. $ , tn.-, n Vi, ninkinv ft tot.it inelii. line bfllnnees Noielntiet Is lKS4, t i.Vs'l.f.s 117. Ih'i it isbur-enients nuringtlio year liai-e been ns follows: tienei ;u n venue f nnd, t.ll lllfs ::s; Hiiiliing fluid, s.ill,'. Pi '.Ml: Ht nt e Comition School liiuit, J I ll .':i 4s:i, Icnv I n b lialnnces as billows on Novemlier I'.. 1NS'; (icneriil 1 1" yen ii e t u nil . t '.'S lis 4 7 - si 11 K 1 'iM t nnd, fssa,4 ;; State Coinin. HI Si hnol lliml, H'i, U.'li II. I'n reeeipm lor Hie siime lillnls dur llln Ihw your for. go-nif Were ns billows llcv rune Innd, f .'.,vl, nl'.Mi : siniimii tund,t'4, :til'7i, Slate t'ouiinon Sele.oi liinil, il.SAL', IW' s's. A inniip t he most prominent sources ot receipts I o l lie a-ciieral revenue 1 11 nil were. Taxes, T:;,l:b.i.si til; Ho rd ol i'uldii; Wmks, lolis. eie, f ns,'CS :fi; Insiirnnee lb pnrtinent, t Iti.tnti r..ri: tlluo I'eliitelillnry, IISI4I7SU; Flood .Siilferers' Colmn ssion rellll-li t.iilnliee, l-ii.'.s.TS. Ciitcinnnti Klec ion Commit lee, I-1 it 4ti, Secretary of Stale, f p.. I III !7 1 11,111 snlu of 1 lino-place addition, f -a,;Xi aa, Huck- I'yo place addition. ii,l.l7.h::. wnr from lienerul tiovcrnuient, if:! w: m iiiiiii I'h more tiniiii'lniit items of ibsluns iiiciiih were. A d inliiiit (leiierai's llepn it incut . I-I ... RM.ai; Slale-lioiise null groinius, fli.all.lU; Auricullure liepnrlineiu. J. I(l.;:r, .4:1 : llorli ciilliirnl, f I.IKHI, Inspector ot Shops ami Kno lories, f i.n.iS III; Auditor of Slnte s llepnrl meiit. f lti.7:! sS; Forestry bureau, f l.tatfl; Ohio Ru er Commission, niil: Allorney-tieii-ernl liciiin t menl. fl.ltllsi: lave stock Com. n-ission. f i::i School Coininissioncrs' llo piiilmeni, H,.i',u:l, Knllrond l oin inissionei ' llepiil lliienl. r,,",ll7 s.-,: K,s, Com mission, H, 7su::l, iiiihince on vhIui's and extension of geolouleil survey, fi.tsu 7!l. 1'i.v ecu live D I'hi 1 ineiit, s up; ;H; Jiiiiieuirv. J 1.:. vis til: I n surauco Hrpai tincnt. fll.7 4ls; Stalo Library, ti.c:i lii, Labor Siaiistics, f. H'i.IJ; Leir isiaiure, f lli.,.t.i: Laiv Lihrai-y. .i.l,l:-i: Insnecioi- ,r Mines !i.:llii.s. Hoard of Public Works. $:Tj,;.';tn ll'l; M'Cietnrv 01 Slate 5.,11,441 Pnnioig I I Si 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 u . 11. ia Xt: Sniircine I nui-i f , 741. Snpi etne Coin I Com 111 1 ss. ui, f 1 1 ,r.ii ii. ; Treas urer Ol SlalO. tl I I-- 4 I 'I . !.. As.lui.i H'rf.KHtr;: Alliens ,s.i.. Jl c.'i,-Clevo. bind Asylum. ls..n.s x,; Coiuiulius Asibini. f'!lu,lis7 us; Dai-Ion Asy 11111. tl'--.ltn lft: Deal and lllltllli Asi bllll. l ::i Is linn. I Asv Illlll. . 1 10 lo: llili.ee, I. . Is 1 &I4 1. .'Kd.US; Loiiaiiew As v I ii 11 . fv5.ll.iu;' I. lien's County hi:uin A n Inn.. M,..'i ;.:Ji; Sol diers' anil Sailors' llrnliaus n'oinc 1:!h . lii'i.ll; Ulno I'civtentniry. J'i:r, -:s : a:" i.r.ise. eutlon and t in 11 six rt ti t inn ol convicts, fiaj.ar.ri.rit: Inlei-iueiliato I'eultentlarv. M.'.m; lllrls 1 1 nl 11 s I r, 11 1 lloni. . ui:";", Hoys' Industrial Scho.it. -rot. -i'.i,'.,!,'. House of Hcfuge. i :.'ll :Vi4 71 : 'lliiniil' of Mini a Charities, $4. 1411.114; Dhlo State IJniversity, t h. :17U '.M: Airril-llillllltl ,ll.r,.nint Sl.C'.'n 'i,r.i!.ll; (lino Meteiiioloiiicnl ISiircilll. 2.:WI.'. l!i;tliilo I niversitv. j 'i.in. ;' Mi,...,. i:.i,.,pj. Itv, f '.'.IIPl. 7 I : cvni'lises Ohio evhilnl ,n M.iur Orleans, fciuiui .17. The Slnkiiur K11111I re. ts wei-o: Hl'i'l'lved from I11...J S,IS'I; . r.S; (j oin snle of school lands, $,jL',7(i.S.3J : Irom c nited Stales ilKlciiniit v lor ewamp lands, J:!l.77iis3. Disbursement!) Irom the Siukinir Fund: Interest on irredueible debt, -.'lil. es.l:.'; principal found ed debt due July Lisa,, frrfi,iH.J: ss... canal loan tilkeil tin by Sillknur l'im,l I ',ini,,i.ss,.,. fb.tivi; interest on t led debt 01 state, -:iu,KSH.iw. Hecelved from taxes ; on no count of State Coiumon School Fund, H.tllll.- m.b; paid outfit tho School Fund i the ate of f I .Ml per cnpita. H.ii-i-i.-isa. Novi inber is,i. l ie state and iocni del. 1 u'iiA- i.-iin.ie.f State debt loans, lta.'.n. ti. Ill; irreducible Slate debt , f I,4:in,iis7 mi; local debt debts of counties, fii,l::,,v,4 SI ; debts of cities, first, anil second class, K.35i.hos.4l : debts of in corporated villages, J.,'.ns,s'i"i.n;l; debts of townships. n:ts.riii:.4a debts of separate school districts, f :,i: I. ',!'! M. 'I ill local debts. ..T!Blil.:,!::.:V; net ill. si ho local iuilebtedni'HS, W.illJ.i.'i.nil. Increase Cltil-S. -;.U:t.S:'i 4ii: lliei-euse in p.iiinii.,u tl.biA.'.rlT.iH; increase In villages, $;jii(i,:ip.i .11 ; incrciisC In school districts. f.K:.a::i. Ks,: niate of rcce pts anil disliiirsemcnts for Issii; cei us -i.enei-iii revenue tun. . '' ei-'.:ni -Wr Binkimr fund. .:u.;fr.K4: stnto e.o.mioi. schools, f i.Titsiti ari. Total, f 5.iai.n.-',.iir,. Uis- nii'seinenisCeiieral revenue 1 11 nil. H I (1- ink.lur I und. S-Si Spi lite sim,, eoKonon sdiool fund, l.li";..i:.!l5. Total, ii.r,'.i'Vil.K;. tie griiuil iliiplieiie for Hsf. is as lollov.-s: ll estate in cities, towns nn.l v.ii...r..a 44'..7'il.4'si: real esnue not in towns, cities mid villages, f;, I '.4 l-l.f.tl; chattel property, .iiii.'.il.l.iw,. Total taxable value of Ihe dupii cnte lor l',s,"i, $l.ir,,.,,;i,,s,is. -I'lu'i e is a decrease the grand duplicate over lss4 of .l..;w4.y l.i. The luxes lor 1,-si; made upon the ton-going basis are as follows: Slate uuiposes lien oral revenue, I 4-I11 mills, which will realise $:.'.:.:i'l.4N :; State sinking fund, felil null, s:m,:wi.48; St oe Coniuion school fund. I mill, H.!nti,iniM.:;i. Total ior-St:ilo nurco-cs " 'l-lll mills real i.lnur 4.40.7::r.li;. Toinl levy for lit v' mirnoses will iimoiiiit to .s .-.-: sj-:-'s. local luxation for towush.p. etc., $i,l ,::.ul.-i ill . lorsenoois una school-house purposes, Jf,,- 71l.lUll.lil ; eoiporat on taxes, 7,77 1,0' 11 117 -other special purposes, l,li l.tesait; toial township, corporation, solum! and special taxes. Si7,7!is,7h4 :;j; total county au.i local taxes on the duplicate lor is,, C::ii,;i'ii!.ft'i7 no; tax, :07,:iii:;, which makes total levy for I purposes on the duplicate for lss.-. fai. H,'4,'e'i,s.i'i. At the fourth day's session of the Inter denominational conference held at Cincin nati, ihe follow-in.; resolution- was utiani-mou.-ly adopted: "HmulcKti, Thai, with 11 view to securiiiK a reiiK'Otn i-msn-, of us many cilios as possible, an inlcr-denomi-nationul commit loo of fifteen bo appointed, winch shall bo reiiueslod by this committee push the matter by circulars and corre spondence, and prepare bl.ni'is, wit h a view securing uniformity of statistics in dif feient cities; and that Rev. Frank Russell, Rev. J. W. Joyce, I). II., and Mr. H. Thane Miller be appointed to choose this commit tee of fifteen." Tub Toledo and Ann Arbor Railroad Com pany's repuir shops und engine and freight uouses.situnted at Manhattan Junction. To ledo, were totally destroyed by fire thoothor morning. A strong wind was blowing and fire spread so rapidly that, the contents the buildings were entirely consumed. engines, onu couch, a cuhooso, snow plow, six stoves and two mowers and reapers the company's records wero destroyed. estimaled from ;o,uo0 to t'ij.UOtl. A pint of laudanum every four days has a long time been the panacea for tlu many ailments of William Westlako, who been nn inmate of the Summit Couuly Infirmary at Akron, for eight years, and died tho other morning nged fiftv thtee. Westlako has suffered terribly from rheumatism, lie Ht first started 011 small doses of laudanum and increased until ho drank a gallon of the poison every thirty two days. Hy the Infirmary accounts it is shown thai Westlako hus imbibed about thirty-two gallons of the dissolved opium. E.UU.Y the other morning burglars forced entrance into the National Lank of Mt. Fleasunt, Jefferson County, by prying tho front door by meuus of a jimmy' were working on tho safo when fright off by several men pa,ing the build ing. They had succeeded in drilling a hole tho safe door about an inch deep, and if a liule more time would have blown door open. The purties were pursued Mai-im's Ferry, whero they wero lost of. Mas. Alice Hiivan, of Zauesvillo com muted suicide by cutting her throat wilh a ru.or. Ciiuse, bail heallh. A coach uttached to tho instbound eight on the Narrow guago Railroad took the otuer night a few miles east of Caldwell, und was nearly consumed beforo tiro was e.xt nguished. Two children mimed Kcvcrs, on then- way to tho County Infirmary, were I nlh biirne I, one ,,f th",,, dangerously. David H,w n,i his wifl) wl.ro injured. The accident was caused by coach jumping the tl Uek und lui ning " Tiik body of George Iioyd, an inniuto of Soldiers', Heme, Dayton, was found in field near the Home the other morning, supposed to huve frozen to death. Ho was scventy-fivo years of ago; u member of Company li, One Hundred und Second regi IVnnsylvunin Volunteers. Ni:aii Coalbui-f,. north of YounKtowii Harry Thillips und Richard Hughe-,, belli young nu n. engaged in a w restlin - match IU u side. Tho placo selected was the of a barn, and l'nillips was uceuhnl ally thrown into a stall occupied by a hoiso kicked in n terrible manner by tlieaiii mul betoro his companions could reicno Ihilbps was taken houio uncoil scious, and will probably dio. i.K.si.K.ttvir. attempt ut suicide was by Mrs. Miner, un aged woman liv lug near Hucyrus. ' Tin: residence and barn of Thomas Hell the burn of Isaac lieuvers, ,ear New llnladelphia, were destroyed Ly iuccdi