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TuKDay, April 22—■ Senate.—At. —At the ex
piration of the morning hour, the Wal
lace resolution to vest the appointment
and removal ot senate employes in the
secretary and sergeant-at-arms, was
taken up, the question being on Mr.
Edmunds’ substitute, which was op
posed by Mr. Pendleton and advocated
by Mr. Conk ling. Mr. Edmunds’
resolution went over until tomorrow.
Mr. Pendleton gave notice that
Thursday, after (lie disposition of the
army bill, he would call up his bill pro
viding for giving heads of departments
scats on the iloor of the senate and
house. Consideration was then re
sumed of the army bill.
Speeches were made by Garland.
Davis. Logan, and others. After exec
utive session, adjourned.
Tuesday. April ‘-’’2. — Housf. —The
consideration of the _ isubsidary
silver coin bill was resumed. After a
brief statement by Mr. Chittenden fa
voring the bill, the voting on amend
ment' begun. The amendment of Mr.
Newberry. requiring small coins,
one cents. threecenta and tiv
cents, to be received at
postot’.iees for postage stamps, in sums
not exceeding three dollars, was aft*, r
some discussion agreed to, and the bill
It provides that silver coins of small
er denominations than one dollar may
)>e exchangeable into lawful money,
when presented in sums of twenty dol
lars; iinik's lawful money exchangea
ble into silver coins, in like amount;
makes subsidiary silver coins legal ten
der for all and. bts, public and private, in
sums of not exceeding twenty dollars,
and makes minor coinage receivable
at postoliices. to the amount of three
Then tie bouse went into committee
on the legislative appropriation bill; and
debate consumed the remainder of
the session.
Wednesday, April 23. — Senate. — The
morning hour was principally
occupied with the resolution
relative to removals and appointments
to office within the interven
tion of the presiding officer. Sev
eral amendments were agreed to,
hut before! tinal action, the morning
hour expired. Consideration was then
resumed of the army appropriation
bill. The Senate aejourned without
reaching a vote.
Wednesday, April 23. — Ilovxe. —The
house spent the session iw debate on the
legislative appropriation bill and ad
journed without reaching a vote.
Thursday, April 24- Semite.-Mr. Dawes
presented the petition of Mrs. Caroline
Webster, widow of Col. Fletcher Web
ster, asking an increase in her pension
from S3O to SSO per month. The lady
was the only surviving representative of
Daniel Webster’s family, and bad been
made poor by the destruction of the
Marshfield property. Referred to com
mittee on [tensions. Discussion of Mr.
Wallace’s resolution occupied the morn
ing hour, after which the army appro
priation bill was taken up, and Mr.
Coukliug begun his speech. The sen
ate adjoin nod without reaching a vote.
Thursday, April 24— Unu.ie.— ’I he
house gave the whole sessi m to uis
eussing the legislative appropriation bill
and adjourned without reaching a vote.
Friday, April 25—StiuHe.—Considera
tion of tin' army appropriation bill was
resumed. Numerous amendments were
offered to every section as if was read,
but all were defeated by a strict party
vote, except that Judge David Davis al
ways voted with the democrats. The
bill was then passed; ayes 41, nays 111).
Mr. Davis (III.) votedinthc affirmative.
The only p iirs announced were the fol
lowing: Mr. Davis, (W. Va.) with
Mr. Windom, Mr. Hoar with Air. Mc-
Pherson. Mr, Sharon was the only
absentee not paired. It was resolved
that when the senate adjourn it be to
Monday next, veas 41; nays 2d, and this
was the only question decided to-day,
without reference to party. The senate
then went into executive session. After
confirming two nominations the senate
remained in executive session nearly
an hour doing nothing except to wait
for the return of the army appropria
tion bill which, although enrolled in
advance by the clerks of the house of
representatives, had still to be examined
by the committee on enrolled bills of
that body and signed by the speaker in
the presence of the house before it
could, under the rules, be signed hy
the presiding officer of the senate and
sent to the president for his action. The
enrolled bill was brought to the senate
door by Clerk Adams a few
minutes after 5 o’clock, where
upon the senate resumed i's
session and Thurman, as president
pro tnn,, promptly affixed his attesting
signature below that of Speaker Ran
dall and the hill was immediately
placed in the hands of Representative
Kenna, chairman of the house commit
tee on enrolled bills, who forthwith con
veyed it to the executive mansion,
where it now awaits the president’s ap
proval or his veto.
Friday. April2 b—Hovtf, —The house
discussed the legislative appropriation
bill all day and adjourned without com
ing to a vote.
Saturday, April 20— Ifous>\—lmmedi
ately upon assembling, the house went
intorcomrnittee of the whole on the legis
lative apporpriation bill, under the five
minute rule, debate under that
rule to close at two o'clock.
When the debate was closed, the
amendment otlered by Mr. Weaver,
striking out all the proposed legislation,
except that relating to the test-oath,
was defeated without a division. It
was then taken up bv the tellers, on
Mr. Garfield’s amendment, striking aut
all the legislation, and defeated—l 24
to 130. The result was received with
applause on the democratic side.
Mr. Garfield offered an amendment
striking out all propped legislation; de
feated by a vote by tellers of yeas
123. nays 130. The committee then
rose and reported the bill and amend
ments to the hou.-e. All amendments
were agreed to without division. The
bill then passed by a straight party
vote. Ayt*, 140; nays, 111*.
A motion to adjourn till Wednesday
was defeated; yeas HI, nays I*l2. and
then the house agreed without division
to adjourn till Tuesday. There was
then a rush to introduce bills for
reference and several were so in-
troduced and referred, including a
bill to establish religious equality in
the Indian Territory and a bill bv
De ha Matyr to substitute legal-tender
money for national bank notes.
There were a do.on members on the
iloor with hills to be introduced when a
stop was put to it by objection hy Mr.
Kelley who said he did not want to have
Monday's session abolished and then to
have sheafs of bills introduced Saturday
afternoon. The house then adjourned.
Monday, April 2s--Smote. Tue house
joint resolution to repeal certain clauses
m the sundry civil appropriation act of
March 3rd. Wo, passed, h makes ap
propriations for an extension ot the
mil it try topographical corps in Montana
aud LVxas ami repeals authority here
tofore given the secretary ot war to
lease the water power at Moline, 111., to
the Moline water power company.
The giving of seats on the floor of the
senate and house to heads of depart
ments was taken up aud Mr. Pendleton
made a speech on its adoption.
The bill tti prevent the introduction
of contagious or infectious diseases
into tlio I'nitcd States was then taken
up, pending which the senate went
into executive session, and when the
doors re-opened adjourned.
The Fifz John Porter Case.
Wa-biustou Capital.
The finding of the Filz John Porter
Commission of Inquiry is the most pe
culiar lot of whitewashing we ever en
countered. This unhappy olli or was
found guilty of disobedience of orders
in the lace of the enemy; and these
gentlemen find that it was well lie did
so obey, for, had he so obeyed, disast
rous results would have followed.
This is a somewhat novel military
teaching, ami, if maintained, will go far
towards revolutionizing the old doctrine
of the discipline of an army, found in
blind obedience of orders.
The charge against Gen. Porter was
to be found in the intent that caused
the disobedience; and the court that
tried him found (his motive to he trait
orous. This select body of gentlemen
exculpate the convict on the discovery
of facts made since then that could not
have been known at the time he ex
pressed Ins contempt of his superior of
ficer and refused to obey his com
The tact is,—and all the whitewash
ing that can he applied will not obscure
the filial stain, —McClellan's headquar
ters and McClellan’s Generals were in
open revolt when they were ordered to
the support of Pope. We published last
,suhiiiier the telegrams that passed be
tween the war department and McClel
lan at Alexandria, when the govern
ment at Washington was sweating with
anxiety lest Lee's superior number
should overwhelm Pope ere McClellan
could get to his aid. We saw the cool
insolence of a traitor in McClellan's re
fusal to move a man. Gen. Franklin
could not he forced from McClellan's
headquarters; and Porter, who was
within supporting distance made a
dark night an excuse for his infamous
All the heavily-tainted air of treason
these men breathed is wiped out of the
consideration of the accomplished gen
tlemen who met to investigate and ad
vise. They have put Gen. Pope on
trial, and condemned him on events
the knowledge of which neither Pope
nor McClellan could have hud at the
All the findings of accomplished par
tisans the country over will not wipe
out or mitigate the treason that awakes
the wrath and scorn of the people; and
the democratic, party; and its democrat
ic supporters in the army, only go to
strengthen the belief entertained by the
people of that political organization dur
ing the war.
A Child Ira icing hi Label,
Sun Francisco Alla.
There arrived hy the overland train,
recently, a. parly of travelers en route
to Biitisli Columbia, bringing with
them a lit tie girl, aged (i years, named
Annie Weieh-ler, whom tiny picked
up at Omaha under the following cir
cumstances: She had been put aboard
the train, and had tied around her neck
a ‘‘tag” cut from pasteboard, but the
writing on i! was not ligible. She had
a check for a trunk, and a letter, in
tended for whom it might concern, re
questing that the bearer be eared for
and sent to San Francisco to her aunt;
that her parents had died of yellow
fever at Memphis, etc. The child was
quite bright, nhe had sls, only $2 of
which were used on the trip out. Mr.
Snealh, one of the gentlemen of the
party, reported the case to the chief of
police, desiring assistance to find one
Aliele I’aulucci, named in the letter.
He stated that the child was in the care
of a lady of his party, Miss Thimblehy,
at the hotel, and that successful efforts
had been made during the afternoon to
find the house of the supposed aunt.
Captain Stone took measures to ascer
tain where this person lives, and it i*
expected that the child that traveled by
lag from Memphis will reach her in
tended destination.
Paris .VwspnpeMVil.
N-w York World.
Avery polite man, visiting a lady
who has been iti, is asked, “ Don't yon
tind me horribly altered ?’’ “ Altered ? ’
echoed the visitor; “why you look
even more restored to health than you
did before you were siek —honestly.”
Peroration of the Hpartan uncle's
lecture to his scape-grace nephew:
“Finally, sirrah, you should endeavor
to understand that it is infinitely belter,
instead of making pledges you always
break, to make no promises at all —
ami keep them.”
V. loses one of his friends from w hom
he has time and again borrowed a V,
until he had sold Ids dog, or until Satur
day after 2 o'clock, and bitterly mourns
his loss. “ You seem deeply afflicted ?”
said a lady. “Afflicted? O madam, if
you only knew how much 1 ove that
The messenger brings in a caller's
card, at which the head of the depart
ment glance. kindly, but at the same
time his eye falls upon a tremendous
accumulation of work on bis desk
••No,” he says, half in regret; “give
i the gentleman my compliments and
tell him I’m sorry to sav I have not
[ been at the office ill day.”
The (deal Catholic ITihentity Laid in
A special dispatch from South Bend,
hid., of the -3rd gives the following ac
count of the burning of Notre Game:
Shortly before 11 o'clock this forenoon
word reached this city that die Univers
ity ol Notre Dame, two miles distant,
was on tire. A glance toward Notre
Dame continued the unpleasant news. ,
Below the clouds of black smoke, which
the wind lifted and carritd oil' to the
: east, st.*od the magnificent buildings of
Notre Dame university, the church of
the Sacred Heart, the infirmary, ,*upc
riur general's home, Music hah. Wash- !
ingtou hall. Minims’ hail, Old Men's
home and adjacent buildings in hold
relief in the clear sunlight. Around the
huge dome of the university building ;
whose windows flashed in the sun like
' crystal, the brilliant dcstr.wing flames
lapped out their fiery tongues and shot
upward as if trying to swallow the mag
nificent statue of the Blessed Virgin
which surmounted the dome, li was
soon evident, til this distance two.
that the fire fund was doing it* de
structive work all too well, and that
before the assistance which our clang
ing lirchells had brought and was hur
rying lo Notre Dame could reach there
that dome and statue would have logo.
In a few minutes the flames triumphed,
mid the immense statue with its golden
crown and superb proportions crashed
down through the fin*-weakened dome
: in utter ruins. This statue was over
ten feet in height, and weighed two
thousand pounds. At ove the centre ol
i the six storied building hud been erect
ed specially for it a lol'tv dome, built
ion the model of Hie oneatHt. Peter’s
in Rome. On the l*t of May, IHort. .
the colossal statue was Messed by i
Archbishop Spalding, and placed in
position, there being present on this J
occasion thousands of people front
every part of the United States and j
Panadas. This statue, raised amidst
so much joy and exultation, doomed the
building to destruction, for w hen it fell
u crushed through, several floors, car
-1 ryiug a stream of lire in its (nick,
which rapidly spread to every point ol
the building and along every floor. At
this time the direst confusion prevailed, j
; Tlu* twenty-fo’ir thousand pound hell
m the church of the Sacred Heart was
clanging its loudest aeeompa
, nied by the thirty or forty other small
bells in the chime. Halles* and cost
less, students were dragging their trunks
down the broad stone steps. Priests
and brothers had thrown aside their
habits and were working with a will ear
: rying furniture and valuable articles
| from the burning building out to tlu*
lawn, depositing them among the llow
: el’s and evergreens. Beds and pillows
were shooting out of the upper story
windows in all imaginary shapes,
i Kerosene lamps, tables and chairs and
’ books and desks came flying to tin*
i ground on all sides, and were more or
! less destroyed. Under the cool snper
' vision of President Corby, who was as
sisted in giving orders by Mother An-
I gola, of Ht, Mary’s academy, most of
I the live or six hundred beds from the
doinnitories were carried lothe gardens
m the rear ot the university and taken
I cure of by the sisters, who worked
faithfully all day and far into the night.
Mayor Tong, who is also a professor in
the institution, arrived on the spot soon
after the lire broke out, and, taking in
the situation at a glance, turned his
horse toward the city to arouse the de
partment. Meanwhile people from the
city began lo arrive by the score, and
all immediately went tit work. The
wind blew stoutly from the west, cans
ing the flames to soon hurst through the
mansard roof on the eastern side,
and it became apparent to all that
the building was doomed. With a ter
rible crash the cornice fell at this point,
barely escaping crushing a number of
men who were coming down the steps
with large book cases. At 11:1!0 the
flames bad gained such headway that
it was deemed unsafe to remain in the
building longer, and Prof. Lyons, who
with great coolness seemed to he di
recting affairs, ordered every one to
i leave. The museum, will) its hundreds
|of costly specimens and two valuable
libraries, was abandoned to tin flames.
Kverv attention was soon turned to tin*
Inliimiiry and the Old Men’s home, the
next buildings east, and they were com
pletely riddled of their contents, hut
none 100 soon, for the sparks and the
terrible bent from the University leaned
over to the roots of these, and in less
time than it takes to tell it they were on
lire. At lifteen minutes of 1- a steamer
and three hose carts Iron) Houtii Bend,
drawn by horses and followed by a
number of firemen, passed along the
west side of iho university building,
hack to the engine-room. Just then
the Mansard roof fell to the ground
with a terrible crash, barely escaping
crushing men, horses, hose-carts,
steamer and all beneath it. The
steamer was set to work at
the cistern, and with combined
hose the firemen were soon able lo gel
i a stream on the it unes, but it was of
j little avail. Hi intense was the heat
they could do nothing but endeavor to
protect the surrounding buildings. The
A iv Marin and scholastic printing office*
were completely delivered of their con
tents. Everything was removed from
the building but the presses. The
; science bull, where were innumerable
and costly instruments, was also re
lieved of its contents, and the beautiful
groves and grounds for many rodi
around were tilled with every conceiv
able article of every conceivable color
and shape. They presented a gro
tesque appearance. Many of them
were afterward burned by not being
carried far enough away from the burn
img buildings. From the Old Men'*
homo the fire crept acro*s to the large
Muic hall, and in a few moments it
and its contents among which wete
• eighteen pianos, were in aslies. The
< aiders from this structure fi w across to
the Minims’ hall, wire t, h<-ii.g en
tirely of wood. burned like tinder.
Here the fire spent it* fury, hieui*e
1 mere was nothing else to work on, tie i
wind fortunately favoring the other
ouildings and protecting them. The
I university building is entirely destroyed.
*Of its former six magnificent Mori*-*
I and grand proportion* there remain at
' this writing only great stretches of
■blackened, -agged walls standing. All
the rest is tumbled into one pile
of smoking, glowing debris. wnick
niakesone heart-sick to son. Tin* In
lira try, a handsome, three-story brink,
in which Father Manor, had his otlioo,
the Mtisin hall, the OKI Men's homo and
Minim's hall are a mass of boated
brinks and gl< omv oml*ors. These
buildings, with the contents not saved,
cost, as estimated by President Oorby,
not tar from $-.'>0,000. Of course there
are many arlinles I timed whoso value
cannot tv estimated in < ollars. The in
surance is $OO,OOO, divided principally,
and in s;> i\H' to s,Vl*oo lots, among the
Hartford. North Hritish, North German,
Commercial I’nion, London, laverpool
and 15lobe. Imperial and the Spring
field Fire and Marine com patties. There
are various theories as to the origin of
the lire. Some believe it to have been
spontaneous combustion and * tin is
that ;t eatight from tin* ehiinney 01 the
boiler room.
The University of Notre Paine was
founded in ISPJ by very Kev. Father
Sorni, now superior general of the r\*n
gregalion of the Holy Uross. and was
the most flourishing Catholic iduca
tional institution in the United State's,
the usual attendance of students being
from live hundred to seven hun
dred from all parts of the
United States, and many of them
being from foreign countries. It
was also tin> largest boarding institu
tion in the United Stales. It was es
pectallv rich in its binaries, loologtcal,
ornithological, etymological, munis
malic, and other collections. Most of
tlii'se were destroyed together with a
collection of skeletons recently pur
chased at a cost oftfJUH', The faculty
met when they saw that the buildings
w ere doomed and decided to send the
students home im'imdiate'y. Flans are
already in perfection for rebuilding, and
President Uorby says they "ill be ready
for the September term. Father Sorni,
the tonnder of the institution, left on
Monday for Franco via Montreal and
is now at the latter place.
Kaasted ,\li\e.
I'lltsbilrg 1. 1 i.lei, V.'
A young man of Johnstown, named
liodfned Under, met with a horrible
aceident in the converting department
of the Cambria steel works about half
past three o'elook yesterday morning,
and lingered in great agony until six
o'clock win ii bis misery was ended hj
Mr. lleider was employed on thecon
verier platform in the steel-works, hav
ing charge of the metal troughs which
lead Ironi the cupola to the converters;
and while passing from one v. s-el to
another, over a plank which was stretch
ed across toe pit underneath the stack,
laid there lor the convenience of work
men in repairing the converters, a
mass of white hot "skull" metal about
twenty feet long, from three to four
inches thick, and weighing nearly two
tons, having become detached from the
brick work by cooling, came crashing
down upon him from the month, of the
stack, breaking the plank on which he
stood, and precipitating him face down
ward to the bottom of the pit, when
the mass senarated into two pieces, one
of which, weighing about a ton, fell on
him, completely covering him from
bis head to bis leet. While a number
of his fellow employes were collecting
about him with crow-bars, etc., pi. para
lory to making an effort to release him
from bis (rightful situation, those who
stooped down and looked under the
mass of metal could ace that he was
enveloped in a bright (lame, and wit
ness his agonizing ellorU to escape
while every niovenu nl of he legs, arms
or body only increased the horrible tor
tnre. In a moment or two, which
must have seemed ail age to the im
niisoned man who was slowly burning
lip hefote the eyes of his friends, M" y
got their bars underneath the “skull”
and pried it no about a foot, and he
was dragged forth a mass of hissing
seething flesh. Kvery vestige of cloth
ing was burned from his body, with the
exception of his heavy shout; the hair
of his head was scorched oft, his body,
from Ids bead to bis feel, was one huge
raw blister, and his left thigh had been
br )k"ti by the fall, the bone proti tiding
several inches. It was a horrible sight,
from which strong men turned with a
shudder, He was taken home, where
he sobered terribly until the time of his
The (toorghi Four IVr On). Hands.
The Cincinnati Omv>rrrin.l gives the
following account of the Heorgia live
dollar 1 per cent, bonds: “The stale of
(horgia owes $8,000,000 in bonds, bear
ing I* and 7 per cent, interest. Her
credit being good, the (m are slightly
above par, and the 7s considerably
above. Tnese bonds are subject to call,
and the query among tieorgia financi
ers was bow to fund them at a low rate
of interest and gel tbe amount into cir
culation —among her own people. It
was argued dial seven or eight millions
thrown out among tbe people of one
state would make money plenty. Home
happy genius lot upon the plan of fund
ing the debt into live dollar binds hear
ing 1 per cent, interest, and putting
them into circulation, these bonds to Is*
payable in six years, and racti having
six coupons calling for -0 cents annual
ly. Half a million dollars were issued
as an experiment, and the result lias
lieen all dial the friends of the project
anticipated. The amount was rapidly
taken, and the bonds have gone into
general circulation in dial slate, 7 per
cent, binds being called in and paid
from the proceeds. In short, it is a
funding scheme, the sinking feature of
it being that the debt is to circulate as
In Wilton, Conn., a few days ago, the
family of Hr. Turney Ihn w away a lot
of wild-cherry mis whicli had been soak
ing in brandy since last fall. On Holi
day a large flock of crows came along
and made a hearty meal of the pits,
and the consequence was that nearly
every crow became us drunk as a
riddter. Home would stagger around
the field and finally lie down, appnranl
ly insensible, while other* won and fly up
in the air, and then, losing all control
of their wings, would fall to the ground,
in many instances breaking their necks.
Atiout fifty of the bird* were killed or
captured, and the people had a great
deal of fun out of the allair.
I'ltK canal bridge at Portage is well
under way.
Tins Stevens Point boom company has
reduced the price of lamming to thirty
live cents per thousand.
Ovkkik Mn.t.KR, a good-looking girl of
scarcely -*0 y ears of age, was sent to tbe
tirecii Hay poor-house Monday for
thi’ty days, charged with vagrancy.
Tm: “no license” council at Hi non
voted to grant licenses at $llO for saloons
and $BO for druggists. The latter w ilt
control the mod patronage.
Tin; wi e of U. Hii\, of Olintouvillc,
presented her husband with tlu*
eighteenth child last w eek. Sixteen of
these children arc alive. The “old
man” is able to be about.
A hoy in Ua>'ino having a small boil
on his neck allowed bis dog to lick it.
Hie t libels wi re fatal, as the bey died
three days alternat'd, no doubt poisoned
by the dog’s saliva
I'liiKVKs entered the barn ol Oswald
Hhyiler, m the town ol N. kimi, W inne
bago county, Tuesday morning, hitched
the farmer's team to Ins wagon contain
ing twenty bushels of seed wheal and
drove oil'.
Mix'll alarm is felt at Reedshurg on
account of scarlet fever, I'ho disease
has taken a most m.tbgnunt form and is
fatal in every instance, the children
generally dying within twenty-four
hours horn being attacked.
V yo' nm lady of Milwaukee has ex
acted from her mother a solemn
promise that her remains shall be in
cinerated in case a spring zephyr should
cut her oil in the bloom of youth.
lit om*n. St, Uixiix county, is to have
water works. Inc plan is to locate a
huge reservoir loch upon the side of
the hlnll, and by the means of a steam
engine at the lake force w iter into it
through piping.
A m w sleeper mis been placed on
the Chicago Milwaukee and HI Paul
line from Milwaukee to I.a Crosse,
Tin ur is soon to be issued from the
general olliees of the t 'll tenge, Milw alike
A Hi. fuel Railway company an attrac
tive pamphlet containing a description
of the noted wait ring sum
mer resorts tiKuig its \vhole line of road.
m t n n r sot\.
Tin;Southern Minnesota bridge crew
are at work on the extension ol Jack
1 KAMI'S are called geological students
in the Minnesota metropolis, ns they
are continually studying the rocks, crit
ically, armed with, a hammer.
Tin: Southern Minnesota extension
giving employment to great numbers ol
men, a great many men are now mov
ing in that direction on foot.
\ uiih'vr quantity of building is going
on at all points on tbe Southern Mmue
so railway, particularly at Jackson,
Wells, and Winnebago City.
Sri;vi:v are nearly completed for an
> \telision of tbe Chicago A Northwest
ern railroad westward into Pakula, the
contract lor grading, ironing and bridg
ing are to tie let within a fortnight.
Mas, Minnik Fin n, daughb r of Gen
eral Sherman, who was (he recipient of
tlie costly necklace of diamonds Imm
the khetlivc of Mgvpt, will spend the
summer a' While Hear. The rooms in
the sccoihi -lory of W. W Webber’s cot
lagn, at thi* nmmer resort, have been
secured. M •>. Filch will be accompli
nied by tier family and a few friends
from St. Louis.
na.i sots.
Tin: western lllinoisnnd eastern lowa
nee-keepers' society meets at Hamil
ton, Hancock county, 111., May (5 and 7.
Mils. Wasiiiii hn, of L'uiuey, was
killed in a runaway accident at that
place Monday, and her daughter-in
law, Mrs. 11. Washburn, of Ursa, was
badly injured. Them horse took
fiight at a railway train.
John Kinpkp k, while hunting re
cently near Ihmdee.Mhol what is claimed
to he an albatross, a bird which coniines
itself almost excluaively to the Southern
ocean. It measures lour feet seven
inches from tip to tip ol wings.
A i.AituK hound jumped on llm back
of a horse at Peoria, the other day,
fastened its teeth into the animal and
caused Idm to run away; nor could he
be dismounted until the horse was
slopped and some man clubbed him
Tin-: Htoomingtoo rifle team arc now
proof icing considerable ut thrir range,
south of ibis city. They are making
active preparation for their intended
participation in the contest In tic field
at Chicago in June next.
In excavating for a building ul Peoria
on Tuesday llm workmen exhumed u
human skeleton. Tim skull was sawed
in two, indicating (liat at some time it
laid been a corpse used tor dissecting
Ji hktai. nominations were made in
the second Illinois circuit, at Flora, on
the llTrib (list, by the non-partisan con
vention, as follows; Hop. James C,
Alien (present incumbent), Henson
Wood, of LUlngham comity, and Judge
(' Hogg*, of Wayne county, all of
whom are claimed a* gentlemen of
eminent legal attainments and irre
proachable private character. The
democrats of the seventh judicial cir
cuit met at Jacksonville on (ho “oih,
and nominated for judges O O. Hurr.
of (ireene county; Cyrus Kpler, of Mor
gan county, and Lyman Lacey, of Ma
son county.
Tilts was the way in which it hap
pened ll ha* hitherto been the cus
tom of the senior* ut Knox college, in
Galesburg, 111., during the last term of
their coarse to wear high *tlk hats. This
year the custom wa* honored by a
breach of observance, anil on tbe liV.li
the freshmen astonished the senior* by
marching to the chapel with silk hat*
on. Some had borrowed them from
the hat-dealer*, and Others from per
sonal friends. In the afternoon at 4
o'clock, a* soon a* the sh6ol wa* over,
the Freshmen were attacked by the
senior*, who were determined to ma*h
mose hats* They did it handsomely,
and when they were through the hats
harked like woolen rag*. The fresh
men’s beads then came in for a pom
meling by the seniors, and they came
out of the assault considerably demor
alixed. More trouble is threatened.
Thk engineers of the Sioux City and
St. Paul imlroad mo at work locating
the Luvorne ajut Rock Rapids branch.
Ovku one hundred and sixty thousand
pounds i>f butter were shipped from
Manchester during the month of March.
A woman six feet ftigh and weighing
four hundred pounds was an object of
curiosity on the street# of Dubuque the
other day.
Iris proposed to convert the Ora
Moines exposition building into a Meth
odist university, and $l'J,OOO of the
S-d.l't'O necessarv fee this purpose has
already been subscribed.
A TKWt' took pvvsscssion of Deputy
Shot ill Salot’a house, at Dubuque, ami
frightened the inmates considerably by
praying fervently in the parlor until the
master of the house appeared and led
him out.
Somk time ago a son of Mr. dames
t’onrov, m ar South Aman.a, accidental
ly stuck a small piece ot Icncewire into
his arm. A Unit ten days afterward the
arm began to swell, and now it is feared
that to save bis lile it will be neecssary
to amputate it.
\ VKAVKI.VU Was robbed of fl.tHHl iu
t'edar Kat'ids tlie other day. Me ear
ned the money in a satchel, and as he
Iwlt the train some unknown party
siiateiicil u from him and disappeared.
As yet ho elue has been found to the
M tissue, Merrill and ti.uill have left
St. I’aul, where they have been putting
tbe llnisli'.ng touehes toward getting the
short line from Minneapolis to St, I’aul
fairly started, and are on the way to
lowa, looking alter the extension ol the
t'hieago, Milwaukee A Si. I’anl towards
the Missouri river.
lx I S’IS lowa had a while population
of only ’JS.SoS. Now it foots tin 1,500,-
(•00. In is;IS it eoubl boast of a power
ful lot ot liulians, and any quantity of
wild prairie. Now there are 10,500
school houses, 07.i, l 7 I school children,
over 100 colleges, academics, universi
ties and private schools, over 10,000,-
(HH) acres of improved land, nearly
o.iHHI miles of railroad, over 100 news
papers, and most everything else worth
Hurled Alhe.
A Wit KtsiuKiii:, Til.,special of April
iMlb sms an 1 xlemive eave occurred
at the Sugar Notch coal mines at an
early hour tins morning, burying seven
men; whoso fate is yet unknown. The
mines had been cracking for twenty
lour bonis, a natural warning of im
pending danger, and at I o'clock this
mor img all the men except seven, who
were half a mile away, hastily left (lie
woi kings, masses of roof being already
filling rapidly, Two men, at the peril
!of their lives, had previously gone to
alarm (he live men, and did not return.
Several hundred yaids of mine cham
bers were soon tilled with tbe precipi
tated lock, and the men were cut oil a
1 thousand feet below the surface. As
1 they were so remote from the cave,
hopes are yet entertained that they
I have remained in the solid
I chambers awaiting rescue, ami that,
lif so, they w ill be found alive. Others
I think they made desperate elTm sat
escape, and have met death in the
wrecked portion of the mine. It is
(eared that the two heroes who went to
1 warn them were caught by the falling
. rocks and crushed. As soon as the
'.ilium eonld lie given, hundred# of will*
|ing hands were at woik sinking a slope
i into the hillside, and as (he ennntry is
| a perfect subterranean honeycomb, they
, expect to work through into the mines,
I go around the caved portion, and rescue
i the men. When the Trilmuf reporter
| reached the scene lie found a multitude
| of people on a hillside gathered around
| the spot, which was inclosed in ropes,
I where the men wire making almost,
siipi rliuman efforts to nig and drill
i down through thirty feel nl earth and
! rock, where they would strike the mine.
Che first live hours were wholly Inst, us
the digging was in the wrong place, hot
after a careful survey hy the engineers
anew slope was begun, and the work
renewed. Only a few men could work
at one time in tins contracted pit, which
had an angle of 55 degrees, hut they
were relieved at short intervals, and
the mine will Imi reached before morn
ing. All is uncertainty, however, and
the eave may he so extensive as to
alisolotely cut oil' all oointnunloatlon.
The root is still falling to-night, and
from the entrance to the mine it can he
heard like a roar of thunder. The
names of (he men are as follows: Kd*
ward Price, (Unities Hawkins, contract
ors; Henmrd It 1 ley, John Ureen, Pat
rick Ureen, ami the two who omteav
ored to give the alarm -William Uin
| ney and John Clark. All are niiinur
, ned except the (irst two.
Fair niaeksiiiiths.
Two beautiful blacksmiths have been
discovered hy an enterprising reporter
of the Louisville < 'iUtitr-Ji/umat, Over
the door, painted in modest letters, was
the sign, ‘•Blacksmithlng, hy Citrine and
Nellie lllair." From the interior of the
shop came the plea-ant ring of the an
vil anil (ho dull sound of working bel
lows. Right in the center stood an an
vil, and upon it lay a rod el red-hot iron,
into which the young lady was eudeav
, orlng to weld the link of a large lug
j chain. Hlie was a blonde, her complex
i ion being as fair as that of any petted
j belle of society, and llio lovely tiugo of
pink and red which ever and anon
I spread over face and nock not only
served to heighten her natural beauty,
; but gave evidence of an excellent con
stitution and robust health. Her eye#
were of a beautiful dark brown, shaded
'oy lovely lashes of the same hue. Her
1 lips were red as coral, and her teeth as
I linn and white as pearls, Hlie wits
| dressed in a very becoming attire of
1 large Turkish pantaloons and loose
1 blouse coat; her sleeve.* were rolled up
to the elbow, exhibiting a beautifully
rounded white arm.
A Cai.Uolisia dairybtwho put a rock
! in the center of every cheese he shipped
to Mouth America was actuated by the
kindest feelings. He thought the buyer
of the cheese would want the stone to
kilt the skipper# with.--iWrr>i< F\e

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