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Telegraphic advices of the -4th give meager accounts of most disastrous tor nadoes in a number of localities on the evening of the 2drd. STORM TRACK ACROSS DANE COfSTY. Twenty miles east of Mineral Point the tornado crossed into Dane county. Ole Severson’s house was first struck and swept away. Severson and wtfe both being killed. Dr. McFarland’s house was demolished and a patient crushed to death. Numerous other houses and i barns were swept away and a large num ber of people sustained broken limbs and other injuries. The town of Prim rose was next;* Simon Keller's house was demolished and he anil his son dangerously injured. John Osmanson’s house, barn and all sheds vanished. A thrilling story is related regarding the scene presented at this place. Ihe house was snatched up with almost lightening rapidity, with Mr. Ostnanson and three children in it. Mrs. O. and three children reached the cellar just as the house was raised Irom its foun dation. Oil’ some distance is a cluster of trees, and upon the tops of these I trees did the house land. Hut as it was raising, Mr. O. was blown out of door, fell to the ground, and happily only received a broken rib. The three chil dren in the trees, and still in the house, were rescued, one with an arm broken in three places, and two slightly injured. The mother and her three little ones' in the cellar received not a scratch. N, N. Byrge’s house and barn were torn to atoms and he and his wife both killed. Hiram Neverson’s house was crushed and swept away and he and his son horribly mangled by Hying timber, both were doubtless instantly killed. I John Killeny’s house was demolished j and his wife killed. The number of houses destroyed and number of per sons injured are both very large. This town is well nigh depopulated and ruined. No lives are reported lost in the town of Montrose, the next in the line of the storm, but a track half a mile wide extending across the town is swept clean and numerous persons in jured. Tlie next town is Oregon, here the destruction of everything in the path of the tornado was com plete. The house of Mr. J. Pierce a story and a half building, built of heavy oak limbers, was lifted from its foundation, carried about four rods and squatted down so that it is not more than three feet high. Mr. Pierce and wife, an old couple, were terribly injured. The young Mr. Alfred Pierce was blown out of the door over two fences, and carried forty rods, landing in the field. It was all done so quickly that Mr. Pierce knows nothing ot the event save that he found himself Hying through the air for an instant, and then experienced the shock of landing, lie was not seriously hurt, and hurried back to rescue tin* old folks, if possible. Mrs. Pierce had been standing near the stove just before the crash, and she was found in Haines, but wa. rescued without being badly burned. The old people’s recovery is doubtful. The large barn was all smashed to bits of kindling. The large amount of hay and grain in it was strown all over the country and is a total loss. Some stock was killed and the poultry was carried to the four winds. At Henry and John Underwood's, both log houses were unroofed and the contents of the chambers blown away or destroyed. At Henry Palmer's, two young men in a moving wagon, bound for lowa, had just halted to gain shelter from lhi“ storm. Mr. Palmet was assisting them to unhitch, and the wagon had been run alongside the gran ary. When the storm struck, Mr. I’almer first saw someeattle and hogs Hying over an adjoining corn crib. The granary next was lifted over the wagon and hurled to atoms. By a miraculous fortune, Mr. Palmer was not hurt, hut one of the mover’s legs was broken. The gnmery contained four hundred bushels of oats w hich is a total loss. The corn in the crib is also nowhere to be found. Slock and poultry were killed and blown away. A wagon stood in the yard, and the box which belong ed to it could not he found —not so much as a sliver. The movers’wagon also demolished, and the horses bruised. AT sAMI'KI. KICK'S, across the road, the house was riddled. When Mr. and Mrs. Bice saw what was coming they rushed out and were saved. The storm then mowed a swath through the woods belonging to J. Kiser and Joseph Fox. dr., sweeping the trees down and doing more or less damage to buildings. Dr.(leo. Fox’s team wore blown from the pasture, carried eighty rods and killed. AT WAfKKSUA, WISCONSIN. The wind blew a perfect gale and the rain pouml down in a perfect sheet all the time, accom panied by Heavy thunder and lightning. Several chimneys were complete ly demolished, the roofs blown from two building* one large building was moved about fifteen feet, and a number of smaller buildings were moved a considerable distance in an in creditable short space of time. The streets were so full of water as to be al most immpassable. The only accident heard of thus far is of one woman be ing struck on the shoulder by a falling chimney, but not fatally injured. Many others were badly frightened. AT qITKCY, IU- A frightful tornado passed over but as the telegraph wires are all gone, no definite advices can be obtained. The Maryland legislature refuses to pay for property destroyed ip last Summer’s riots out of the State Treas ury. " aMiiugton. THE lUNKKITT ACT. Advices from Washington under date of May 27th say the bill to repeal the bnakrupl law. with the senate amend-' incuts, is now lying on the speaker’s table in the house. The registers of bankruptcy throughout the country are taking great deal of interest in this bill, and some of them are now trying to defeat it. The senate amend ments, which postpone the date until the Ist of September, when the repeal shall take effect, is understood to have been suggested by them, and its adoption secured through their etlorts. Kveu 1 though the repeal takes effect at that date, it will he several years in most of! the states before the proceedings already commenced can he terminated. INDIAN AO ENVIES, A hill will he introduced in the house ! in a few days to reduce the number of i Indian reservations from thirty-six to nine and the number of agents from 1 twenty to eight. The number of I acres of laud now occupied amounts , to nearly 22.000.tW, and will be reduced to about 4,250,000, making a 1 reduction in area of nearly IS.OtHMW acres. Of this land there will be R5,- IW,OOO acres restored to market, leav ing to be sold in trust for the Indians nearly 5,000,000 acres. In Washington territory, .‘5,457 Indians will be consolidated at Colville. 200 at Xeuh Bay; 1000 will take homesteads; 15,000 will go to Puyalup. In Oregon, .‘5,000 will take homesteads, 2,;550 will be con solidated at Hramie Bonds, and 5,tW at Yoeohoiua. The 4,200 Utes in Colorado I will be sent to Indian Territory, lu Minnesota 0,000 will be settled at 1 White Karth. In Wisconsin .‘5,200 will j be placed at La Point. Two agencies in lowa and Nebraska will be broken up and the Indians removed to an es tablished agency in Indian Territory. Then 1 will be great resistance to the carrying out of these changes, and it is not at all probable that they will be ac complished. AND VET THERE I* IlOl’E. Washington advices under date uf May 27th state that the house com mittee on appropriations will report early this week the two remaining general appropriation bills . namely, sundry civil expenses and deficiency. The army bill may consume one or two days more before its passage. It is not believed any of the railroad bills or trade bills can pass Iml'u houses during the present session. Not a few mem bers are hopeful of an adjournment by the etui of June ami are working to that end. The Potter invest gat ion committee would not interfere w ith such result as it lias power to sit (hiring re cess. A liOND SCHEME. Washington advices, under date of Mav 2(ilh, state that Representative Phillips will at the first opportuni ty introduce in the house and ask im mediate action upon the same, a bill substitute for the pending bill declaring the contract between the secretary of the treasury and syndicate for the sale of the 41 per cent, bonds of the United States to be contrary to law . Tin* full text of tin l bill is as follows; Ih'li enacted, etc.. That all the sales of bonds of tin l United Stales, except for purposes of refunding the debt as now provided for by law, is hereby pro hibited and for purposes of refunding the debt at a lower rate of interest public subscription books shall be kept open at tin' treasury of the United Slates and sub-treasuries there of: and should it be necessary for the, secretary of the treasury to ell'eet any sale or sale's of bonds authorized to lu* held by law , lie shall only do so on sale or contract made to the lowest bidder or bidders, due notice thereof being giv en by publication. A I.EX. STEPHENS. Alex. H. Stephens announces himself a candidate for re-election from the Augusta, (in., district. TREASI’BV STATEMENT, f. S. h.aids to siTuri/ notnimil lunik (‘lmilHlioil... |:its.HIM.H.VI Ronds to secure public deposits. ri.stW.iM) t . S. liolids deposited for .irtulslion week ending 10-diiy i.Onn.tma f S, bonds la-id lor cirenlulloa with drawn week eliding today . . .. al.v.'joo National bank circulation outstanding —currency notes ... (is.), IK’ Hold notes MW. 131 Internal receipts 10-dav TO, MS Customs. iTS.iHH bunk notes received for redemption for week ending to day ft. NTT. mo Corresponding week of IST', li.TIT,OKI Receipts to-day .. WT.ooo THE EI.ECTOUAI. SYSTEM. Washington advices under date of Mav 25th state that Senator Kdmunds, of Vermont, ha* submitted to the senate anew plan agreed upon by tin* senate committee' for counting the electoral vote. It differs from the existing law in that it provides that each State shall determine by law for the tri al and determination of any eontrov- j er*y concerning the appointment of it electors, and such determination shall !>e conclusive evidence of the lawful title of the electors who shall be K o decided to have been appointed. The bill doe- not materially change the method of counting electoral vote* now in vogue by congress. but provides that when there i* hut one return from a state it shall not he rejected, except by an affirmative vote of both houses. ft* there Ik* - more than one return from a slate, that | return which has been decided by the ) state tribunal to be the lawful one shall) be counted. If the state tribunal shall j not have decided upon disputed returns, that return alone shall he counted which shall he de- j dared by affirmative vote of both | houses to be the lawful one. When the houses cannot agree as to which is the* law ful return, neither shall be counted. Senator Thurman announced that the committee wa not unanimous in favor of this* bill, and ho should state tbs olv footions at another time. NOMINATIONS. Washington advices of the 24tli iust.. state the president has nominated! Charles I’avsou, of Mississippi, third assistant secretary of state: C. M. Snencer, of lowa, consul general at Melbnrne: Chester K. Jackson of Wis consin, consul at Antivua, John I). Could, at Marseilles, and Chas. Holden. Jr., posttuaster at Alton, 111. THK IN VKSTUiATU'N, The rotter investigating; committee meets this afternoon. The tuaiu tea- , ture of the bill reported in the senate i by Mr. Kdmuuds, unlay, on the sub ject of the electoral votes giver for pres ident and vice-president, is tlie provis ion that no electoral vole from any ! state from which but one return has been received shall be rejected. I'OfNTKKKKITS. Washington advices of the 2Jd iust,, slate that the secret service to-night re ceived information that the steamship Hntier, from Hamburg, arrival yester day in New York w ith a large number ot emigrants on board who wire loaded down with counterfeit s7>o notes on the National Broadway Haul and the Tradesmen's National Hank o' the city of New York. They obtain'd them in exchange for their gold in Hamburg prior to starling for this conn n . The fact was discovered by one of the emi grants presenting s<loo at thesnb-treas nry in New York, asking for gold there for. The balance of the emigiants have ! gone West, and are making fir Colum bus, Neb,, having on their poisons large sums of counterfeit money. HACK Alill OONl'lliMKI) Washington advices uiuhr dale of the 2,'lrd iust., state that the senate has confirmed the nomination of Stephen H. I‘aekard, of Louisiana, I’. S. consul to Liverpool, ear Fairchild, tranferred to Laris. There was a brief discussion over this nomination and the two consular changes involved in its confirmation, li was continued by a strict parly vote of 117 iwpublicans against ill! democrats, comprising all present except Senator Kustis who with held bis vote. The senate alsa confirm ed Lucius Fairchild, of Wisconsin, now consul at Liverpool, to be L S, consul general to Laris, r/c< Alfred T. 1L To berl, recalled. somii seniors niAiuiKs. The following are the principal ar ticles of impeachment against C. B. Bradford, late vice-consul-general at Shanghai, China: First That Bradford became inter ested in and promoted officially the railroad from Woo Sung to Shanghai in i violation of treaty obligations and acts j of congress. Second That, he conspired for peen -1 niary gain to deceive the Chinese an I tbonlies by procuring consent to build a carriage road and afterwards the con struction of a railway from Woo Sung to Shanghai. Third That he was guilty of injust ice, tyranny and extortion as judge of the consular court. There are live specifications under this article. Fourth and fifth —That as postal agent of the I'nitod States he abstracted let ters from the mails and opened them for the purpose of prying into the busi ness and secrets of persons writing let ters. Sixth—That l.e |o> k a voachwr in one instance for SBO, and paid in person only SOO, retainii g sllO. Seventh—That as postal agent at Shanghai he received Mexican dollars, which were at a premium over gold and currency that he paid expenses in like coin, but charged the government premium, as if he had purchased such coin, thereby defrauding the govern ment out of large sums. Kighth—That he embezzled fees due the government. Ninth-—That he embezzled $2,G00 of J the government funds. FINANCIAL STATKMCNT, At the cabinet meeting to-day Secre tarySliernian submitted a financia I state ment show ing a deficiency in the fiscal year thus far of $11,000,000 less than in the corresponding time last year; also, showing a decrease of $#,000,000 in the expenditures. THK CATK.NT IAWs. The house committee on patents tit day agreed to report favorably Jleprc sentative Vance’s bill for a general re- I vision of tin* patent laws. (■KNKKAI, AITKOI’KIATION Hil 1.. | The full senate committee on appro i priations to-day commenced the consul , (trillion of the legislative, executive and I judicial appropriation bill. From nres i cut indications, they will recommend ! non-concurrence by the senate in most i of the reductions made by the house in the real force of the various executive | department), and in reporting the bill will restore salaries generally to the amount now paid. Krmodjr for Hard Times. Stop spending so much on fine clothe*, rich food and style. Buy good, healthy, food cheaper and better cloth ing; get more real and substantial things of life every way, and especially stop the foolish habit of running after expensive and quack doctors or using so much of the vile humbug medicine that does you only harm, and makes the proprietors rich, but put your trust in the greatest of all simple, pure remedies, Hop Bitters, that cures al ways at a trifling cost, and you will see better times and torsi health. Try it once. Head of it in another column. Ahoct three hundred and fifty Ponca Indians had a grand war dance in the streets of Chetopa, laletle county, Kan., last Saturday. They were on their way to their new reservation west of the Arkansas. They are said to be loathsome object* to look at. The Wyoming Centennial. New Yarn Times The elanovate preparations in progress among the people of IVnsylvania for a centennial commemoration of the bat tle and massacre of Wyoming, recalls one of the most thrilling incidents of the Revolution. The name of Wyo ming and its sad history have obtained a world-wide fame, and naturally the thousands w ho have been stirred by the recital of its woes w ill feel an interest in the forthcoming celebration which will ocourron the ftd and 4th of July next, the first being the date of the bailie and massacre. Llio preparations for the demonstration were begun on the ninety-ninth anniversary of the event, w hen a number of the'descendants of J the gallant yeomen who fought and 101 l ! met and organized an mllmitial assoc at- j tion, with sub-committees scatered throughout the valley to attend to the i details. The heartiness w ith which they entered upon their work, and the eii- I tlmsiasm with which the public have seconded their efforts, w arrant the hope that the allair will he worthy of the oc casion which it is designed to honor. I'he invasion of the valley was ac complished on the ltd of July, 1778. when a nnmberof British soldiers, com manded by Col. John Butler, and ac- ! communed by 700 Indians led by the cruel half-breed Brant, or tii-en-gwali ( toll, dcceudcd upon tlic defenseless set (lenient. They were met by a few com panies ot old men and boys, whose ex trenie age and youth had exempted them from service in the distant ranks j of tlu' Republic, and for several hours | a tierce battle raged on the banks of tlu Susquehanna. But the contest was un equal. The Indians, from their ambush, kept up a deadly think fire, which soon thinned (he ranks of the yeomen, and, utterly shattered, they were forced to fall back, despite the appeals of their courageous leader, Col, Zebulou Butler, who cried, ‘‘Don’t leave me my children, and the day is ours," The Indians, see ing their toes retreat, fell upon them and slaughtered them without mercy, iiini, women, and children. When the Six Nations eqxmsed the Fuglish cause against the Colonies it was part of tin* compact that the hitter should lead them against Wyoming, to afford them mi opportunity of being avenged upon the settlers, whom they regarded ns the usurpers of the red man's paradise, a name sometimes given to the valley; mid so, the first, skirmish being over, the Indians gave full scope to tlu' spirit of destruction which possessed (hem, and, breaking away from the leaders, they reaped a terrible revenge upon the gentle people of that Arcadian abode. About !!00 were put todeath with torch, tomahawk, and spear, regardless of age or sex. and the most cruel tortures that n fiendish spirit could devise were' employed to make the last lingering momeiilsof their victims full of agony. An awful night followed that day of carnage. The huts and homes, the crops and orchards, ; were set on lire, and (he d< vnstation of tlu> entire settlement was made com plete. Several were drowned in (heir efforts to escape down the river under the cover of die night, but. a oarty of a hundred women and children sueeeded in making their way to the mountains, under (he leadership of one < Id man, who was their sole protector. But though they tied the terrors of the mas sacre, u was to encounter hardships equally severe. Their path lav through (be (beat Swamp, now known as the “Shades of Death," by reason of the numbers who had perished there, and the siilh rings they endured from fear, and famine, and sickness art' unmatch ed by anything on record. One poor woman, whose babe died at her breast in a xain effort to obtain nourishment, carried her dead darling twenty miles rather than leave the precious burden behind to fall a prey to the wolves; and many other incidents of love and devo tion are related. Only a few survived (lie fatigue of the march and the plague which overtook them in the swamp. The bodies of those who were massa cred in I lie Wyoming Valley lay unhiir ied on the plain for months, until a de | tacliineiit of soldiers gathered them to gether one night and consigned them to a large hole in the ground, fearful lest a more respectful interment might excite the enmity of the Indians, who were still prowling about the neighborhood. The result was that the exact location of the remains was unknown to tint friends of the dead for many years, and their discovery at last was a mere accident. An unassuming obelisk commemorative of the virtues of the fallen heroes has been raised over their resting-place by the patriotic women of Wyoming, and is visited every summer by hundreds of persons attracted to the scene by a, spir it of reverence or curiosity. In order to make the coming centeui ii 1 as realistic as possible, a, number of lints are in progress of erection along the river, to look exactly like those which stood there I<mi years ago, .md the old forts are being rebuilt. A tribe of friendly Indians detailed their chief a few days ago to wait on the committee of arrangements and oiler their services, in full costume, and their appearance will doubtless aid the picturesque fea tures of the representation. President Hayes and a number of men prominent in politics and literature have also signi fied their intention of being present. I The first day will he devoted to odes and I orations commemorative of the event. The words of a poem by Miss Husan K, Dickinson have been set to music, and will be sung by 100 voices, and a similar sontnbution bus been made by another accomplished lady, who retires behind the non de plume of “ Stella of Lacka j w aua.” 'Hie programme for the Fourth of July consists of a grand pageant, par ticipated in by the civic and military so cieties of Pennsylvania, to he followed in the evening by a display of fireworks along tin- river banks a distance of twenty mill's of charming scenery, V 'Vetch of W yoming would he in complete without mentioning the “ Woody Queen I'esther,” an Indian fury, who with her own hand put twenty men to death. Her victims had been taken prisoners, and were promised mercy, but just at the moment when they hoped to be released they were led from the fort where they had been held captive, and ranged around a rock, up on which their murderess, with death man! and tomahawk, dashed out their brains. It is known to this day as Queen Ksther’s Hock, and the portion which rose above the surface of the earth has been almost carried away In the ri lic-luntcis. The story of Frances Slocum, who was carried oil 1 from her mother's door, a mere babe, by the In dians, and discovered half a century later by her brothers, who found that she had forgotten her language, and was happy and wealthy w ith the “ children of the forest," is too well known to need reproduction; nevertheless, owing to the touching circumstances of the ease, it occupies considerable prominence in the traditions ( >f the massacre. The nephew of Frances Slocum is at present residing in Scranton, and remembers well having heard his father describe the meeting with his sister. Miscellaneous. News. i wind kou rui: Kior. A Philadelphia dispatch under date of May -7th says the result, of the test case foreshadows that Alleghany conn t v must pay for all goods destroyed in the Villsbnrg labor riots. The suit was brought to recover the value of a consignment of whisky destroyed while cn route from Finein mill for Philadelphia. The defense was that the act making the county liable was intended to apply to citizens of that county only; that the disturbance was more than a mob, and was an insurrection, and that if the ofllcers of the railroad companies were not at fault in having the property at Pitts burg, (lie owners could not recover. Plu> judge ruled out testimony to prove these points, and the verdict was for the full amount demanded by the plaintiffs, i.Ainu: uiviuicND. A Chicago dispatch dated the 27th of May, says that Hisby, oflhelaw linn of Monroe, Hisby A Hall, attorneys for H. F. Allen, has just returned from lowa, where he claims to have found property that is to be placed to the credit of the t’ook county national bank which will neti about iNOO.OUO and the hank will now he able to pay PJ to 20 per cent, dividend. H. F. Vilen is left without a dollar. thk kcssian t urist us. Au Ellsworth, Maine, dispatch of the ‘doth hist,, says small parties of Russian ollleers are leaving the (’imhriii to-day with all their hag gage w hich they pass formally through the custom house. A few leave by every boat going west. Oueol the oil! eers in conversation confirms the re port that the Russian force is composed of three slops’ crews, each fully oil! cored, lie says there is no harm is now saying that they have cinne to America to man three vessels to he purchased and converted into Russian cruisers. Me thinks two have already been purchased, and are now in Philadelphia. Such ollleers as have left the ( Smhria have gone to these vessels. When asked if any sailors had been sent on lie answered that sailors would he taken directly in the (Hmhriti to the point of transfer. The officer conversed with has rank of lieutenant, is highly educated, and apparently can did in statements. American Roods hi London. Speaking of the I, anensh ire strike, Mr. Jennings writes from Ixmdon: “ Are not American cotton goods sold in every shop in England, and Isiti cashire goods being gradually super seded ? Some manufacturers here say that over * production* is the cause of all the distress and difficulty in Lau ehasliire, They deceive themselve.l. They are beaten at their own trade, and that is why they are losing their cus tomers. American cotton is liner in quality and cheaper in price than Eng lish cotton, and people, therefore, prefer the former to the latter. The Wanisut la mills and the J/msdale mills, whose mark I seeon half the cot ton exhibited in Ixmdon shop windows, will not stop production because the Preston lads are out on a strike. Quite the contrary. H is hut the beginning of a long series of troubles in Lancashire. The trade lias been niissimmaged and neglected, and the cause of 1 economic,' legislation has not been favoribln to it. Consequently it is now in a slate of decay. If that decay is notarresled the race of'cotton princes’ will soon he extinct, and the greatest trade m England will become substantially a thing of the past. -♦ • A Touching Love Story* I, along with several others, yesterday observed swallow enter an exhaust pipe in the roof of one of the Grand Trunk workshops, evidently for the purpose of building her nest in it. I'nfortunately for her she could not gel out again, and her partner entered tiie pipe also and harken out again with a feather in his beak. Three times did he ineffi dually attempt to rescue his mate. When work was resumed at 1 p. in., the swallow was blown out of the pipe by force of steam and Jay dead on the roof of the building, the survivor standing by showing signs of intense distress. Kkc'KNT soundings show Lake liaikal, in Siberia, to ho the deepest lake in the world; the greatest depth sounded was 12,000 feet.