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A TERRIBLZ IXPflOSION.
Attempt to Blow Up the Government Of flee at Westminister-861id Blocks of Marble and Granite Shaken to Their Foundations-Massive Masonry Blown Down and Ground to Pow der-Great Ex citemert. LONDON, March 15.-A terrible gas explosion in the local government board office at Westminister, at 9 o'clock to night, destroyed much property. The report was heard in the House of Com mons and caused great alarm. The concussion was so great that it shook the side galleries and the reporter's gallery. It being dinner hour, there were but a few members of the House in the hall. The Duke of Edinburg was in the Peer's gallery and seemed much alarmed. The speaker rang the bell and asked the cause of the alarm. No one was injured. The wildest rumors are afloat. The report resembled the gischarge of an eighty ton gun. Later-It is now believed that the ex plosion was caused by dynamite, and that it was a deliberate attempt to blow up the government offices. NEW YORK, March 16.-The Sun this morning had this from London: "Every part of Westminister Abbey, the House of Parliament, the great structures of the public offices, the clubs and dwelling houses, were violently shaken to-night by the tremendous explosion, which oc curred at nine o'clock procisely. A great detonation was heard, followed by the crash of glass falling from thousands of windows. A deliberate attempt has been made to plow up part of the gov ernment offices, the part occupied by Sir Charles Dilke and the local govern ment board. It is an immense building, bounded by Parliament street, Downing street, Charles street and St. James Park. The apartments in question front on Charles street, and are almost level with the pavement. The walls are three great thicknesses of solid masonry, and tho windows are protected by massive stone balustrades. Opposite fifty yards away, is the King street police station, and fifty feet away are the sentry guards on the Parliament street front. Charles street is dark and unfrequented at night which partly explains the extraordinary fact that no lives were lost. The dyna mite was placed on the window sill in side the balustrade, where the fuse when burning, would be concealed from the view of any one passing. The force of the explosion was terrific. The great stone balustrades was obliterated; the massive masonry blown to fragrants, and the pavement was shattered and ground to powder. A wooden structnre opposite, was blown into splinters, and a mass of stone was driven through the wall of a house beyond it. Inside of the walls there remained nothing but splintered wood, broken plaster, walls burst asunder and an in describable scene of destruction. The street was completely covered with the fragrants of broken plate blown bodily out and shattered to atoms. The doors of the King street police station were burst in by the force of the air and the occupants prostrated. Peo pie crossing at Parliament street were knocked down; a hansome horse was ;flung across the sidewalk against the front of the Whitehall club house, in which the great plate glass windows were driven in a shower into the room. Fverywhere the greatest consternation prevailed. Peodle poured out of their houses, the broken glass cracking under their feet. In the House of Commons the alarm was general; many members left im mediately. The lobby was empty and people rushed out of Westminister hall. Some two hundred police and a detach ment of the fire brigade took possession of Charles street and drew a cordon a'round the building, which no one but members of Parliament and public of fleials were ollowed to pass. No one to-night pretends to explain the motive or purpose of the act. It is ascribed to the Irish Invincibles, as a matter of course, and is described as part of a Fenian plot, a threat and warping to the government. One thing only is certain; it was an act frightful from its recklessness and atrocity, and only an inexplicable good fortune prevented it from being attended with the most ser ious fatality. L o.g . March 16.-The Pall Mall. Ga.tte ys: In many of the~ nap of London the local governmea.t board o V1 6 is sarked as the home ~.flee, and it Is g_ that :an-attempt to 'blo., u.-u tht wast the latter, Sir Wim Harcourt home secretary, being very obnoxiousta the Fenians. A London bulleti~ 11 a. m. sa.. There is an eno ormi ir; gatherd at thew e of last in the local ment board odlee in tor has tit of :hat The vessel which contalnd the - ise WY r Sy igtza - as/ M F !ally the Times, with endeavoring to ex cite mob vioience against the Irish. NEW YORK, March 16.-When O'Don ovan Rossa was asked to-day whether the explosion in London was caused by dynamite or was the accidental explo sion of gas, he answered: "We could not follow out our system unless we used dynamite, and that is what caused the explosion. There was no accident about it. Do you think it was intended to destroy the building only, or to kill those within? It was done to do all the damage possible, and to show England that she had bet ter give to Ireland her own Parliament. England is at war with Ireland, and Ireland should be at war with England. Rossa showed the following dispatch from Boston: "I congratulate you on the news from London this morning. I can colleet money now in Boston. JOHN D. DRISCOL. Rossa said he had received to-day of fers of money and he can obtain all that is needed. In answer to the question of what would next be done, he showed a letter advising him to publish in his paper a declaration of war on England, signed by a "Representative Irishman." When that was done it could not be claimed that their actions were dishon orable. As for weapons all available ones should be used. This, he said was his answer. Patrick J. Sheridan, whose extradi tion England has requested, said the work is that of Irishmen and is but an advance picket; much more will follow. England will shortly see that she must either free Ireland or suffer the conse quences. NEW YORK, March 16.-A reporter saw Patrick Egan and asked him what he thought of the attempt to blow up the government offices in London. "Trhere are no persons under the sun," said Egan, "so subject to a panic as the English people. Here a common ex plosion of gas pipe or something similar, occurs in sight of the officers as it might anywhere, but just because they are gov ernmental offices, the cry is raised 'oh, its dynamite!' Later they turn it into Irish dynamite. Its Ireland, of course. I dare say that if Sheridan had been there, they would have put him down as connected with it:" Do you suppose the Land League fund paid for this new outrage? "Why do you attach any political significance to it at all? It it were the House of Parliament one might under stand it, but these are merely govern ment offices, at least three hundred yards away, with a block of buildings between. Now what politics can there be in an office explosion?" Then you do not connect it with dis turbances of any sort? "With our present information we Can say or think nothing abont it. We can discount rumor, that is all, and I am inclined to think the first report of its being an explosion of gas was the. correct one." The Gentleman in Overalls. He was a gentleman who wore over alls and carried a tin diriner pail. His clothes were ready made and his boots were not symmetrical. He- said the long journey of five miles each way, to and from his work, was trying. "Why don't you live in the city?" "Because, sorr"-in a rich Milesian brogue-"if I lived in the city I Ohould have to live in a tenement house. You don't know the kind of people who live there. They're a bad lot all through, generally. Sights go on no woman or child should see. I want to save my wife and children from seeing corruption, so I moved out here. Good night, sorr!" "And he left the car at the little cottage, whose inmates were sheltered from "corruption," and was greeted with a chorus of "Here's father," that showed the gentleman with the dinner pail had not lavished care without receiving a return in love. -Boston Transcript. A Baby Afloat. The morning after the" fearful deluge occurred at the Cut-off, John Glazer was rowing around in a light boat, when his-attention was attracted to a :strange looking object bobbing up and down on the waves some distance out. He. rowed across to head the object off, and dis covered that it was an old fashioned baby cradle sitting upright in the water. A few strokes of the oar drew him along side of the floater, and catching it by the edge, he pulled it in toward the boat. Great was his surprise when his eyes fell upon the form of an infant, appar ently several weeks old, cuddled up among the blankets, from which it peeped out with eyes dilated by aston ishment and fear. :The little stranger was carefully lifted from his uncertain j bed and placed in the skiff,- the cradle which had sheltered it being forgotten in the excitement, and left to pursue its lonely joursd ey toward the". athter of wters. . The child was comfortably Sressed in swaddling clothes. As to who ts parents were, or where thFy live not the slightest clue could be foi8. Louiis Ole.tErier.ournal. Mile Sangali, the beautiful premiere dansuise at the grand oper Paris, took refeitly itto her aerviCe a yung valet, wIo reeMonta~eded' his abili ft.ed weith kindsl faintoar y. tOne We V!hte e into the 1nd -tron . on his to t TOUGH LITTLE PULLJAMES. Paddy Gallagher Badly Whipped by the Featherweight-Thirty Minutes of Savage Fighting With Hard Gloves. For a month there has been much had blood between George Fulijames, the light-weight champion of Toronto, and Paddy Gallagher, the middle weight champion of Saratoga. They met by appointment recently, and agreed to fight with hard gloves for a subscribed purse of $500 at an out of the way place in the city, neither man to have more than thirty men, including seconds with him. These provisions were car ried out to the letter, and about fifty persons, among whom were brokers, merchants, and sporting men, came by twos and threes to the place named. They paid $10 each for admission. The accommodations were ample. Fulljames is 30 years old, stands 5 feet 4. inches, weight 143 pounds, and was seconded by Steve Taylor. Gallagher is 37 years of age, stands 5 feet 10 inches, and weight 168 pounds. He was sec onded by Fiddler Neary, Jack Harris, an old time sport, acted as referee. Bob Frawley umpired Fulljames. and John Starke was for Gallagher. The referee also acted as timekeeper. He announced that the fight would be according to the London prize ring rules. Fulljames was the first to appear on the stage. He was followed five minutes later by Gallagher. They stripped quickly, and at 91 o'clock shook hands in the old-fashioned style. Very little time was spent in sparring. First round.-Fulljames let go left and right on the eye andribs, while Gallagher was short in his delivery. Fulljames, with lightning left and right handers, made Gallagher think a beehive was up set on his head. Gallagher rushed in and clinched, and Fulljames threw him heavily. Time 2 minutes. Second Round.-The men were sponged off and time was called. Gal lagher's left eye was in morning. Full james hadn't a scratch. Fulljames was again first, dashing his dexter mauley on the ribs heavily, and knocking his man' against the ropes. Gallagher went at him hammer-and-tongs, and after a desperate rally threw Fulljames. Time, 1 minute. Third round.-Fulljames went at his man left and right, landing on the mouth'and nose heavily. In the clinch Gallagher threw his man with a whack on the stage. Time, 14 minutes. Fourth round.-A hurricane. The hitting of Fulljames was very scientific, and his big antagonist got his other eye blackened, his lip split, and his nose smashed fearfully. Fulljames then back heeled Gallagher and threw him head first on the stage hard enough to split his skull. Time; 1 minutes. Fifth round.-Also terrific. Fulljarnes cut Gallagher over his left eyebrow, causing the bleod to flow freely. A des perate rally ensued, in which Gallagher was again thrown. The cheering and noise of Fulljames's friends could be heard a block off. Time, 3 minutes. Sixth round.-Gallagher came up with both of his eyes half closed, his nose bleeding and his lips swollen, while Fulliames did not have a mark on him. Fulljames forced the fighting, getting in smashing straight left and right handers with rapid percision. Gallagher finally clinched and threw Fulljames. who struck heavily on the side of his face, bruising it badly. Time, 2J minutes. Seventh, eight and ninth rounds. Fulljames fought with great quickness, delivering tightning blows on the neck and right eye, and receiving light ex changes. The effect of the terrific slug ging was visible on Gallagher. His eyes were cut as if with a razor, and the blood flowed profusely. In .all these rounds Fulljames was thrown. Time for three rounds 54 minutes. Tenth, eleventh, and twelfth rounds. -Fulljames toed the mark, looking quite fresh and decidedly the better man of the two. Feinting with the left, and drawing his man, he landed his right and left on the head, body and jaws of his opponent. Gallagher, notwithstand ing his heavy punishment, fought gamely, and tried all he could to turn the battle but it was of no use. Full james tactics exasperated Gallagher. Fulljames was thrown in the tenth and twelfth, and Gallagher in the eleventh. Time of the three rounds 61 minutes. Thirteenth reund.-Fulljames again went in with a rush, but Gallagher by a swinging round arm blow on the side of head staggered Fulljames. He was too weak, however, to follow up his advan tage. Fulljames countered heavily on Gallagher's body, nose, and mouth. They closed and wrestled for a fall, and landed side by side in the middle of the stage. Time, 1J minutes. - Fourteenth round.-When they came to the mark Gallagher was evidently in great distress. Th~:lumps on his fore head had grown larger, there were ugly swellings under his eyes, andgashes on his lips and face gave him a bad a pper ance. Fulla mes lost no time. `@ first visited Ga her's eyes with blowsrthat echoed over the stage, and=s his vietei . staggered away he got his head in chan-; cery and was pounding it-as he liked when the pry of "police!" was raised. 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The mdersalned has purchased the station on~ t' Benton and Heena road known as Eagle RockiP ae will aim, to makeit the .me- of prty, B~8T STATIOJ O1 THE ROAD, * s compettion This i the supper station for coaches going boft it wat, am or w~y Traveilers and teams will find here the be of u oAK wodtstlonu AUGUST NAGL _ _ ;emua alght