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teudent of the Northern hospital for the insane, has brought suit for di vorce. Blaine's case is getting desperate. II? talks- of going to Chicago as a delegate at large from Maine. He be lieves that he can work his way to a nomination by personal magnetism. The republican papers complain that the tariff speeches are a mass of dry statistics. Anything that relate to facts or business is dry to the or gan that wants to run the campaign on an old shirt saturated with fresh blood. The river and harbor bill is nearly ready to report to the house of repre sentatives. It will appropriate about $13,000,0C0‘ and is distributed around so that a majority of the members will get a chunk; so it is probably use less to say anything, for the grab will no doubt be fixed so that it will go through with a bound. Mr. BEECHER says that in one re spect Blaine is like Moses, he is per mitted to go upon the hill top and take a good, square look at the prom ised land, but not to go any further. Since the committee of citizens of Chicago have declared that the sen ate bankruptcy bill is a huge blunder, and not at all what, the people want, it is to be hoped the organs of that city .will not|be growling at the house, if that body declines to pass the bill, a'i it is quite evident that no measure on the subject can be passed at the present session. . HON. WILLIAM T. PRICE ON THE TARIFF The congressional record contains the speech of the above named gen tlemen delivered on the 21 ad instant. It is a remarkable spaeah—remark able for its candor, and for the keen irony that runs through it, knifing the doctrine of protection in almost every sentence and making it ridicu lous by exposing its sophistries while apparently upholding it. Mr. Price declares himself in favor of “a tarilF for protection only.” He frankly ad mits that the theory of protection rcslsoii selfishness. In expanding up on this the >ry he puts the supports of protection up in the false maxims that have been the stumbling blocks of human progress in all ages. In short, Mr. Price reasons that because man kind are selfish, therefore it is Mr. Price’s duty as a legislator to outdo them in selfishness. ID cause there are some swinish p ropeusities observ able in nations, therefore. Americans should cultivate, the growth of tusks and bristles. Mr. Price next lays down as a fun damental doctrine that the “wealth of a nation should support its govern ment. ” To this doctrine he holds. He declares that “to raise our revenue hy taxing consumption is in direct vi olation of this principle ” He then proceeds Io advodate and uphold Unit very system of protection the purpose and ob ject of which, and the elFcct of wkich is not to make the wealth of nation support the government,” but to make the poverty and the labor support not only the goverment, but also to pamper and foster wealth, lie upholds the system (hat “taxes con sumption” not only to support the government,but also to add a bonus to wealth, lie declares that a system that lax. s consumption to support the government is vicious and false in principle, and in the same breath pleads for a system that taxes every pound of sugar, every yard of of cloth, every ounce of iron, every foot of lumber, every plate, cup, spoon, knife, fork, pane of glass and shred of clothing that is consumed iu the abode; of the poor ami all this for what? Not for revenue but for protection only, by enhancing its price, and driving the poor man away from the market where he can buy the lowest, and barring his road to the market where lie can sell the highest. Mr. Frico then proceeds to say that if we strike the tariff from lumber of say $3 per 1,000 feet, on J ,500,000,000 feel of lumber we shall paralyze that industry and destroy a home market for the agricultural products that are consumed in the pineries. But Mr. Price, as if lo boas sar castie il up >ll protection as pissible, says that if the tariff of ? 2 per 1,000 feel were struck from lumber, the Canadian would raise the price of his lumber, that amount. 1 low, then, the removal of the tariff on lumber would harm the lumber eorporations on Black river, Mr. Price .’or;, not explain. But it is easy to see what is iu his mind. He knows that if Canadian lumber were let in free it would tend lo make lum ber plentier and cheaper; and he wants to exalt labor and dignify it by making the materials scarce and dear, out of which the poor home-builders of this laud must erect their homes in this generation of de velopment, when home building is the chiefost pursuit. But Mr. Price is so candid that one can not scold him. He frankly admits that he does this because he is selfish. He says: “I must take care of the interest of the people who sent me here, rather than of the interest of the people of any other district," He wants lum ber scarce and dear in every district in the union, so that the products of his own district shall command a high price and have a monopoly of the market. But so long as ho admits that he acts from pure, bristle-back selfishness and doss not pretend that he wants to plunder the lumber consumers for their own good, and in the name of benevolence and philanthrophy, Mr. Price is a great improvement on the average tariff robber. Mr. Price attempts to answer the argument that while wages arc high er here the cost of living is so great that the one neutralises the other. He says the conclusive answer to this is “that men coate here from all the free-trade countries of the world to labor and none go from here to slay there.” This is just no answer at all. Men come from Karova here because land is cheap and population relative ly scarce. They come in greater numbers from countries where pro tection is the p-dicy than from free trade c*u 11 tries. And where one man comes here to work in a protected in dustry at least ten come to work in one that is unprotected. VOL. XVIII. LATEST TELEGRAMS. GENERAL NOTES. Pleuro-pseumonia, it is stated, has made its appearance among thecattle of Washington county, Penn. Advices from India state that the cholera is abating at Calcutta. One death from the disease is reported from Bombay. Six families in Louisville, Ky„ were poisoned by cake purchased at a confec tioner’s, one child dying, while ten other persons suffered severely, but are out of danger. A chemical analysis showed the presence of arsenic, but how it got in the cake remains unexplained. The. Connecticut republican conven tion, which met Wednesday at Hart ford, while eulogizing President Ar thur’s administration, and pledging loyal support to the Chicago nominees, believing that Joseph It. Hawley was the first choice of the state for presi dent. The Hon. Samuel Fessenden pre sided over the gathering. A St. Paul telegram states that Mayo & Clark, wholesale hardware dealers have suspended payment. Liabilities, $135,000; assets, $155,000. Unless an assignment is forced a list of liabilities and assets will not be given. The cred itors are in New York, Chicago, Pitts burgh, St. Louis, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Louisville, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis and Davenport. A Wellsbcro, W. Va., special fays that what is claimed to be the heaviest How of natural gas in tli,.- world was struck at the Barclay No. 3 well at this place, Wednesday, at a depth of 1,287 feet. The well is pouring forth an snor moufl quantity of gas with a sound audible for miles. There is now sulli eient gas to light and 1 eat a large city. It is probable that pipe-lines will be run between here and Wheeling, and the gas used for mills and factories. CRIME. Asa result of bad bjok-kceping the accounts of tke Massachusetts state prison show a deficit of $13,000. Tun trial of Frank James at Hunts ville, Ala., for complicity in the Mussel Shoals rohhery in 1871, was concluded with a verdict of “not guilty.” The verdict was greeted with a round of cheers, I, (IKK I'ninns, who killed his wife on a ferry-boat in the Detroit river la;t August, has been convicted of the crime and sentenced to he executed June 17, at Sandwich, Out. It will Ik; remem bered that he broke jail in December and came to Pullman, 111., where he was employed in a billiard-room. Two burglars entered the house of Amos Brackenstros, near Berne, Adams county, Ind., about midnight on the 21th inst..shot Mr. Brackenstross dead by his wife’s side and decamped with §7B, after informing the woman that they would murder her if she quitted the house be fore daylight. Saturday morning a brutal murder 'occurred near Audubon, lowa. An old ; man by the name of Hiram Jefferson was taken out of his bed by three men and, after ; being dragged by them about 800 feet, was hung to the limb of a tree. The old man’s son Cicero Jeffer son is suspected of being one of the party. FOREIGN. PkcouTS from the interior of Egypt .date that the cotton worm lias re-ap peart and. Tiii: British parWament reassembled Tuesday after the Faster recess. The position of General Gordon was the sub ject of enquiry in both the lords and commons. Thk tunnel under the river Mersey, connecting tl e cities of Liverpool and Birkenhead, will be formally opened to traffic June 14. Chevalier WTkokf had a paralytic stroke r.t Brighton, Saturday. Hi* is said to be dying. An order for 14,000 yards of gold lace for I nited States army uniforms has been sent out from the American quarter-master general. Seoul ino circles in England are ex cited over Die reports which have been published in American newspapers that there has been collusion between En glish jockeys and “bookmakers." Thk king of Abyssinia has accepted a proposition from the English to invade the Soudan, relieve the Egyptian garri sons and aid them to escape. A friend of Gen. Gordon at Cairo, charges that /ebehr Pasha is responsible forth*'rc i cent uprising north of Khartoum, j A PHKNOMKN At, cold wave has just swept over Switzerland and adjacent j departments of France, doing cnor : mmia damage to agriculture. One-third of the vintage crop is destroyed. At | Macon and vicinity the vines were de ! vasted by frost. The damage in the i Saure valley is esitmated at many mill ) ions of francs. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. ' It is believed at Key W .st that an other force of filihusteis have left there for Cuba. There arc at present in Milwaukee 1(1 cases of dipthena and 1* cases of scarlet fever. The cotton mills at Kitchville, Conn., owned l>y the Providence Company, burned Thursday. Loss over SIOO,OOO. Frost prevailed all over Northern Texas on the night of the 22d hist.— heavy in some sections ami slight in others. Corn and late cotton were kill ed at many points, and fruit generally suffered considerably. By the falling of the interior walls of a building at Pittsburg. Pa., two chil dren. Albert and Edward Wagner were buried under the bricks, and when ex tracted Edward was found to be fa tally injured, while Albert was badly bruised. Sarah Bollman, aged 50 years, resid ing on Blue mountain. Pa., died sud denly Thursday. She quarreled with her brother alnnit chopping some wood, and in a moment of anger she said she wished she was dead. Directly the woman dropped dead. A Cincinnati, Ohio, dispatch says the American Oak Leather tannery, occupy ing the square bounded by Kenner street. McLean avenue and Dalton and Florence streets, was burned Thursday, excepting the japanning department, which was saved by the desperate work of the lire department. There were 45.000 hides in the factory. The 10-'s will re'ach $400,000. The insurance is $300.000. Portions of the tannery were burnt a year ago. Four hundred people were thrown out of employment. A kir;; started in the main factory of tha Celluloid Brush Company, on the eastern verge of Newark. N. j.. and in half an hour all the buildings were ia ruins. The damage is probably $200,- 0(H). The insurance has not been ascer tained . The fire started in the comb room, where a few men and boys were doing overwork, and was caused by a small piece of celluloid flyin* from an emery-wheel into the gas and then drop ping into the scrapings on the fioor. As it burned the celluloid emitted a gas which frequently exploded without much noise, hut with a force that shook down the walls. The following em ployes of the factory were seriously in jured; Rudolph Sorack, aged 15, who will probably die; Travers Kcnworthv. aged 53: dimes Rankin, aged 13, avd John Riley, a boy. ATaU. River dispatch of the 25th says the Sagomore Mill, No. 1, was to tally destroyed by fir.' last evening. The help had just left, and in a very few minotes the flames entered the tower in the center of the mill, and the entire towiv was soon a mass of flames. A por- fTWfi County Democrat. I tion of the basement was u:ed as a store room for cotton and contained several hundred bales. This cotton was on fire in three places when first discovered, leaving little doubt but that the fire was the work of an incendiary. The fire department was called out. The flames climbed the elevator shaft through the tower to the stories above, and the whole interior of the mill was soon a mass of flames. The roof finally fell carrying the remaining floors to the basement Then the south half of the east wall fell with tremen dous crash into the huge furnace of flames. The mill is a total loss, which will amount to about $600,000. The mill was built in 1873 and had an insurance of $500,000, distributed among fourteen mutual companies. It gave employ ment to about 500 hands, with a weekly pay roll of about $3,000. The Sagamore was one of the ten mills included in the spinners’ strike twelve weeks ago, and was ne against which the efforts of the strikers were mainly directed. Notwith standing the strike the mill has been kept steadily in operation, and to-day nearly the full complement of machin ery was running. •WASHINGTON. The Polar conference, in Vienna, has terminated its labors. Lieutenant Ray, of the United States, and the other delegates were presented to the Em peror. The house committee on public health lias begun taking testimony in the in vestigation regarding food adulterations. The inquiry is directed especially against oleomargarine, and wil loontiaue several weeks. The’journey of the postma?t3r gen eral to Florida is taken for the benefit of Mrs. Gresham, who has been ill for several weeks, and did not recover so rapidly in this climate as her friends hoped. Me. Blaine denies the report that he proposes to sue Puck for libel. He felt very much cut up over the cartoon which attracted so much attention, and thinks it was about the meanest attack that was ever made upon him, but lie will lake no public it. The American minister la Mexico has forwarded to the department of state, a copy of a decree issued by the president of Mexico, ordering that on and after the 15th day of May, 1884, the duty upon all goods imported into that country shall be increased 5 per cent. Indian Inspector Hayworth, now in the city, says he is acquainted with A. 15. Johnson, who reports an outbreak among Navajo Indians. He does not credit the report, and says Johnson is a sensationalist. Intimations are thrown out by Indian officials that there are always Indian outbreaks—on paper— about the time the army appropriation bill is to be considered by congress. Senator Pike and ex-Senator Rollins, of New Hampshire, are out. The other day Rollins went upon the lloor of the senate, sat down by Senator Pike and began telling him what he ought to do on a pending matter. Senator Pike listened attentively, then looked his ad viser liaVd in the face, and remarked with warmth; “I just want to tell you, Mr. Rollins, that I am the senator now, not you, and that I shall vote and do as I please.” “Yes,” replied ex-Senator Rollins, “it is true that you are a sena tor, and you’re a pretty and poor one, too.” CO.MiUKSSIONA L. Tuesday, Aim 22. Senate —la the senate, Mr. Miller, of California, presented a petition of the citizens of California praying for an in crease of duty on imported raisins from 2 to:! cents a pound. Referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Blair, from the committee 'on education and labor reported favorably a bill to create a commission to inquire into and report upon material, indus trial and intellectual progress made by the colored people in the United States since 1805. Placed on the calendar. Tin senate spent several hours in dis cussing the house bill for the redemp tion of trade dollars, and although no vote was taken, it appeared that the bill had little chance to pass in its pres ent form. House —ln accordance with the reso lution Tuesday, tlie House met at 11 o’clock. Mr. Dinglcy asked unanimous consent for tin' present emsideration of authorizing the Secretary of the Treas ury to invest lawful money deposited in the Treasury by the national banking associations for the retirement of their circulating notes. There was, he said, 110 more important measure than this, which related to the currency of the country, that could possibly lie present ed to Congress. It was recommended by the Secretary of the Treasury and bad the unanimous approval of the Banking and Currency Committee. Under ike expiring law, the national bank ~ in withdrawing their bonds and going into liquidation, were obliged to deposit in the Treasury lawful money, and the currency was contracted to that extent. “Wipe out the whole system." suggested Mr. Weller. “I ob ject." Mr. Dinglcy hoped the objection would be withdrawn, because the bill was necessary to prevent the contrac tion of the currency at the rate of $2,- 000,000a month. Mr. Weller remark ed that nothing which could be said would induce him to withdraw his ob jection. and so consent was not granted. On motion of Mr. Morrison, an order was made providing for evening ses sions. until further notice for general debate on the tariff bill. The house then went into committed of the whole, with Mr. Cox. of New York, in the chair, on the tariff bill. Wednesday. April 23. Senate. —The chair laid before the sen ate u message from the president trans mitting the report of the secretary of state giving information concerning the average production, consumption, ex portation and importation of wheat, rye, corn ami cotton in foreign coun tries. Mr. Conger, from the committee on commerce, reported favorably, and ask ed unanimous consent to put at once upon its passage, the bill providing for government control of t• e Sault Ste Marie Falls canal, in Michigan. Mr. Ingalls said the bill was too im portant to be considered without debate, and he would object. The bill was, there fore, placed on the calendar. immediately on disposing of the morning business, however, Mr. Conger called the bill up again, and it passed. House —Mr. Pay son, from the com mittee on public lands, reported a bill to prevent the unlawful occupancy of any public lands. Placed on calendar. Mr. Randall, from the committee on appro priations, reported back the naval ap propriation bill, with the senate amend ment?. and moved non-concurrence in these amendments. Mr. Kasson there upon raised a point of order, that the amendments must first lie considered in committee of the whole. The bill was an important one, affecting as it did, the construction of the new naval cruis ers. and he did not think the house should pro forma express non-concur rence in the amendments. The speaker sustained the point of order, and the bill, with the amendments, was referred to the committee of the whole. Mr. Randall said he would not move to go into committee, as he had agreed not to interfere with the tariff bill at tl is time. The action of the Appropria tion Committee ia recommending non j concurrence in the amendments was to I expedite the appropriation bills and se cure an early adjournment. Mr. Towns tund. f.om the same committee, report ed hack the poet office appropriation bill with the senate amendments and moved non-concurrence in those amendments, j On the point of order raised by Mr. 1 Kasson, this bill and its amendments Iwere also referred to the committee of the whole. Mr. Turner, of Georgia. MINERAL POINT, WIS., FRIDAY, MAI 2, 1884. ; Chairman of the committee on elec | tions. called up the Kansas contested election iase of Woods vs. Peters. The majority resolution declares in favor of the sitting member, Peters. The resolu tion of the minority provides for the seating of the contestant. Wood. Thursday, April 24. v Senati —The bill passed providing for the deposal of abandoned military res ervations. It authorizes the president whenever in his opinion any portion of the military reservation becomes useless, to place it in charge of the secretary of the interior, who shall have it surveyed, sub-divided and sold. The bill amend ing the revised statutes relating to tres passers on Indian lands passed. It adds Imprisonment to the fine already provid ed for. House —ln the house to-day teere was no objection to the recommendation of the committee to non-concur in the sen ate additions to the naval appropriation until the amendment appropriating 8400,000 for a complete ordnance,outfit and new cruisers .was reached, when Blackburn moved a concurrence. He would vote, he said, for non-concur rence in all senate amendments except this one. This amendment had been put on in the senate as a motion from the senator from his own state. The government had begun the construction of four vessels, costing $3,000,000, and the amendment was to provide for arm ament to'put on these ships. He had not voted for the c onstruction of those vessels, and he had not favored it, but with $3,000,000 invested already he was not willing to go before the country re fusing to appropriate $400,000 to make these ships efficient. Blackburn’s motion was agreed to 114 to 92. Mr. Randall gave notice that he would demand the ayes and nays in the house. Mr. O’Neill of Pa., moved to concur in the amendments for additional cruisers with an amendment providing I that at least three of the vessels be con structed in the United States navy yard. Mr. CNeill’s motion was lost and the re- j maiuder of the amendments nou-con curred in. The committee rose and the | house agreed to its report. The vote on j the concurrence in the ordnance amend-) ments being —yeas, 136: nays, 106. The | house then took a recess until 8 o'clock, i The evening session is for debate on the tariff bill. Friday April 25. Senate —The chair laid before the sen ate a message from the house non-con curring in the senate amendments to the naval appropriation bill, with the ex ception of the amendment providing for the armament of the steel cruisers already in the course of construction. Mr. Hale moved that the senate insist on its amendments, and appoint a com mittee of conference. Agreed to. Mr. Sherman reported favorably, from the committee on library, a resolution pro viding for the deposit in the Smithson ian Institution of the silk flag presented to the senate by Joseph Newman, of Cal ifornia, being the first American Wag made of Americas silk. Agreed to. House —The committee on military affairs will ask for the appointment of a special committee to investigate the management of the Soldiers’ Home at Dayton, Ohio. Gen. Patrick, governor of the Home has been charged with be ing overbearing and inhuman in hi treatment towards inmates. One man 76 years old writes Gen. Rosecrans that he was put in the guard house ninety days for a trivial offense. He concludes his letter thus: “This is strictly con fidential or Patrick will hang me.” Representative Murray, of Ohio, in referring to charges before the commit tee. said General Pat rick one day passed a blind inmate of the home; “Why don’t you salute,” Patrick is reported as saying. “I am blind, general, I can’t see you,', replied the inmate. “I’ll g ake you see me," the general is reported as saying. The leaders of the tariff discussion contemplate closing the general debate May 6th. Representative Kasson will make the closing speech on the republi can side. He will then make a motion to strike out the enacting clause and kill the bill. The house at the evening ses sion passed fifteen pension bills and then adjourned until to-morrow. Saturday, April 26. Senate —The senate was not in session to-day. House —The speaker announced the appointment of the following conference committees: On the naval appropria tion bill: Messrs. Hutchins. Randall, and Calkins. On the postoffice appro priation hills: Messrs. Townshend, Hol man. and Horr. Mr. Cox of New York, from the committee on naval affairs, asked have to report for present con sideration the senate joint resolutions grafting permission to Ensign Reynolds, U. S. N.. now on duty with the Greely relief expedition, to accept a decoration of the royal and imperial order Francis Joseph, from the government of Austria. Mr. Robinson, of New York, objected, saying, however, he was willing to ex tend the thanks of congress to this young man, an honor compared with which these ribbons were nonsense. The house then proceeded to the considera tion of the special order—the bill to re move certain burdens of the American merchant marine, and encourage the American foreign-carrying trade. Too Few Vines. Wall Street News. A Rochester nursery firm who are shipping trees and vines to Nebraska received a letter early in the spring asked if grape vines should be enrich ed with any sort of fertilizer. He was answered to the effect that bones were an excellent thing for grapevines. He at once put the inquiry: “i have thirty of your vines. How many bones do I needl” The firm wrote in answer: “A bar rel full will be plenty.” In three or four days there came in response to this a letter, saying: ‘ Then send me one hundred more vines, as I have just wiped out my seventh man and am long on bones!” Swept and Devastated bj- the Flood*, The land inundated by them, will prove unusually fruitful of malaria, for the retinue waters leave as a posthumous evil miasmatic vapors which, haughty like a pall above the saturated earth, sow fever and ague, bilious remittent and dseases equally malignant. There is sure protection, however, to be found in Hostetler s Stomach Bit ters, the ruling remedy and chief preventive of disorders caused by miasma Since the Bitters Ls a tonic of perfect purity, and a means of regulat ing the system as well as renewing strength, it is admirably fitted to the wants of the debilitated, bilious and nervous, who are ill fitted to encounter climatic influences unfavorable to kealth. Rheu matism. disorders of the stomach, liver and bow els, kidney and bladder ailments are eradicated by this safe, agreeable and benign remedy which specially commends itself for family use. The Lost Mouth of a Member. Chicago Inter-Ocean. Congrassmen Gibson of West Vir ginia is anew Member, but is not noted for his bashfulness or reticence. He makes it a point to speak on every question that arises in the House, and while the whisky bill was under de bate he interrupted the proceedings to present a bill, saying that he was com pelled to leave the Capitol for the re mainder of the day. Consent was granted, and the bill was introduced. Half an hour or so afterward up lumped Gibson to make a speech, and he rattled it off at an amazing rate. “I thought Gibson had gone home for the day,” remarked Dunham of Chicago. “He has," replied Reed of Maine, “but he left his mouth behind him.” Mr. Peter Mallen, 212 W. Twenty fourth street, New York, says that be suffered six years with rheumatism and found no relief until St. Jacobs OR, the sovereign remedy, was ap plied , which cured him completely. WILD WIND. Several Tillages anil Comities in Ohio Laid Waste by a Cyclone. Fears that Full Reports Will Show Long List of Dead and Wounded.. Dayton, 0., April 28.— Shortly be fore 5 o’clock last evening: the most destructive cyclone ever known in this part of the county passed over the southern part of Montgomery and Green counties, devastating every thing in its course. Itappears to have originated near Woodburn, a small town ten miles south of here, and eye witnesses describe it as appalling in its fury. An authentic statement is that the cyclone was formed by the union of two light storm clouds, from the south and northwest, which im mediately assumed the form of a water spout, rising and descending like the waves of the sea and destroying every thing in its way. Mr. E. Best, of this city, who was near enough to observe accurate!}', says that it was fully one eighth of a mile wide* and moved about over the country like an im mense cloud of smoke, while every where in its path the air was dark vith trees and ruins of houses. Forests were mowed down like weeds, fences were destroyed for miles, and it is es timated that in this couaty alone at least twenty residences are in ruins, to say nothing of the loss on other buildings, live stock and farm prop erty. At Alexandersville, 6 miles south of here; several people are known to b<? injured, and one lady is reported killed, while the sawmill, barns and other buildings are destroyed. At Carrollton, Friend's paper mill and other buildings arebadily damag ed, while a number of residences are reported destroyed. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS CUT OFF. Telegraph lines are down in all di rections and the roads are impassable from rain that fill them. Near Woodburn residences and other buildings belonging to Edward Wheatly were destroyed with other property, amounting in all to 82,- 000. Two farm hands are reported mis sing. The brick school house. No. 9, is destroyed and the roof carried 500 yards. Mr. Harrie’s house and barn were destroyed. One child was caught in the cyclone and carried 200 yards and dropped to the ’earth but slightly injured. Mr. Mitchell’s house and barn are partly mixed. Mr. Ridendar’s property is badly dam aged. Abner Harris’ barn and other buildings are distroyed. The names of the losers cannot be ascertained, but considering the large number of houses destroyed, there must be a heavy loss of life. In the neighbor hood of Miamisburg there is heavy damage. In this city there was a heavy rain and hail, but little wind. One freak of the cyclone is that in Dayton and a few miles south of it there was rain and hail, while further south there was rain and no hail; and still further, hail and no rain, and in sections of the country devastated neither rain or hail. At Bsllbrook, Green county, at least fifteen farm houses are more or less damaged, but the families generally escaped by tak ing refuge in the cellars. HOVOC IN ITS PATH. From Carrollton the cyclone took a direct easterly course and its force was not in the least spent when it reached Jamestown, a thriving village of 600 inhabitants, which is reported entirely destroyed with only a few buildings standing. Meager telegraph state that four people are known to be killed, while twenty are more or less injured. Among others the residence of L. Wickersham was lifted from its foundation and carried quite a dis tance. Giving to the sparse settle ment of the country and blockaded roads accurate details cannot be ob tained, but with such loss of property, that of life must be terrible. Near Xenia there was considerable destruction. The Soldiers and Sailors Orphans’ Home was badly damaged. The barn, laundry and other build ings were destroyed, while the hospital and others were unroofed. Miss Har vey, the matron, and Night Watch man Richardson were injured, but no children were hurt. Between Jasper and Cedar Creek, on the narrow-gauge road, the damage is great to farm property, and at this point trains were unable to move on account of the wind, while others did not dare to pass over the Cedar creek trestle during the cyclone. In all directions south and east of here, the scene of utter desolation de fies description. Whole forests were cut down like weeds; trees and smaller buildings earned long distances. Later reports to morrow must bring news of sppalliug loss of life. (.astronomic Feats. Dr. Foote's Health Monthly. Though there is nothing to excite the admiration of any sensi ble person in any attempt to eat an extraordinary amount of a certain food in a given time, yet when there are persons foolish enough to make these attempts, one who is interested in physiology can but look on with some interest. To gain a wager a man in this city recently ate sixty eggs per day for five days, and by so doing fairly deserves his name recorded in history along side ef that other New York man who suc ceeded in eating two quails a lay for sixty days, and in immortalizing these two we should not forget the French man who put away thirty-two dozen oysters at one sitting, and then sat down to a hearty dinner. Some day. perhaps, their names will be rescued from oblivion, and properly inscribed j upon the base of a monument. Prob- i ably one of the most harmless, and at the same time, amusing gastronomic feats that could be attempted on a wager is the effort to eat ten crackers in ten minutes without drinking any j water. People who are in the habit of bolting their food at each meal with a sip of water between each mouthful will find this a very diffi cult task, and it may, perhaps, be a very good thing for them to practice in order to for ti a better habit of masticating and ensallvating their food. A Roman Relic. St Jaraes Gazette. An interesting relic of the Roman occupation of Britain has been un earthed beneath the Church of St Switliin, Lindum. It is a small stone altar, which evidedtly belonged to a temple that cnee occupied the site of ■ the modern building. The discovery was at once reported to Prof. E. Huebner, and copies of the inscrip tions on the altar having been sent to him in Berlin, he declared that in his opinion tLe relic dates from the end of the second or the beginning of the third century. The altar, as far as he is aware, is unique, inasmuch as it ; reveals to us the existence in the days of the occupation of a Roman relig ious official of whom we have no other information— the curator ahi cuhe or temple-warden. The altar was presented to the temple at Lin dum by one C. Antistius Frontinus. a soldier who had thrice held this rank; I Dc:c et Numina Augusti.” The Dea? Parca*, in provical worship, seem to have been identified with female divinities of foreign, or local, or at : least non-Roman origin. Who’the I Augustus was whose numina were also worshiped by Frontinus and his companions in arms remains uncer tain; but was no doubt the reigning emperor, Marcus Aurelius or Septim ius Severus. Concerning Tact. Boston Courier. The noble creature man yet lacks one or two points of being perfect, and among these may be counted a rather general absence of tact. In most women tact is inborn; to very few men is it even possible to acquire it. The feminine mind, it is true, de lights overmuch, as a general thing, in crooked speech. An evasion is a delight, and a white lie a fearful joy, Man, on the contrary—man au naturel —is painfully blunt and honest. It might almost be ssnd, indeed, that the very best men cannot possess tact. It is an impossibility to their natures. The habit of thought before speech cannot be acquired. A hearty, genial college professor, most well-intention ed and tactless of men, was requested by his wife to entertain a lady visitor until the hostess herself had finished her toilet. Descending to the recep tion room, our professor beamed upon the guest with a smile whose kindly warmth must have one far to overcome the effects of the wild storm which raged outside. “A terrible day, professor,” began the lady, with a pleasant smile. “Indeed it is madame,” the honest gentleman rejoined; “a wild day. I was just saying to my wife that those who had homes to-day better stay in them.” A sudden rigidity settled upon the countenance of the lady, and the professor could not understand why she listened so coldly to his description of anew varie ty of fern which he had recently dis covered. Rather worse than the professor was a mild old pastor with a small and peppery wife. So small she was that if she wished to touch his toe at the din ing table, in conjugal warning, she was obliged to slip far down in her chair, almost disappearing from view. At the instant a corresponding rise might be observed in the pastor. He also betrayed himself by a hurried “Eh, my dear?” being admonish ed that this would not do, he promised to mend. Very soon a brother clergy man dined with him, and absorbed in discussion of the lost tribes, he uncon sciously served to his guest nearly the whole of a dish of rare and early peas. At this juncture the wife sank almost from view below the table's horizon. The minister was like a reverend Jack in-the-box, and began “Eh?” Tiien recollecting instructions he subsided, and remarked blandly, “I think they will go ’round my dear 1” Either of these men was capable of almost any noble and heroic act, and it is, to be sure not a vital failing, this want of tact. Many things, however, which in themselves are far enough from vital, do much effect our lives, and many a worried woman would become placid, and many a home be free from un pleasant contretempts. if only the master could be gifted with a bit of that divine possession, tact. How Flies Walk on Glass. Dr. J. E. Rombouts. to Popular Science Monthly for May. I have concluded from my experi ments that it is not the pressure of the air nor the power of an* adhesive liquid that gives flies the faculty of running over smooth bodies, but that the power should be attributed to the molecular action between solid and liquid bodies; or, in other words, to capillary adhesion. If we examine the under part of the pulvilli with a microscope, we shall see distinctly that it is furnished with numerous hairs, regularly distributed. These hairs terminate, at their lower end, in a kind of bulb, the form of which varies.J whence flows an oily liquid that dries slowly and does not harden for a long time. The minute drops left on the glass by the hairs may be taken away, even after two or three days have passed, without our having to moisten them, by simply rubbing a piece of fine paper over them. I have devised an apparatus for collecting these drops by cutting a hole in a piece of board over which I fix a glass slide. Turning the board so that the glass shall be at the bot tem, I have a little cell with a glass floor. With the aid of a piece of pa per gummed to the wings I introduce a fly into this cavity in such a man ner that the pulvilli shall rest upon the floor. Then putting the board under the microscope with the glass slide uppermost, we have the fly’s feet under our eyes. The insect, strug gling for liberty, places his pulvilli against the glass, and leaves after each effort traces that may be ob served very distinctly, for they are perfectly visible in a good light. We may discover, whenever the feet of the fly come again into contact with these tracks of minute drops, that they are composed of a very liquid substance,for they spread quite readily on the glass. W T e can not ad mit, as some naturalists assume, that the liquid can hold the club-shaped hair-ends by suction, and would take the form of a disk. The fly puts its feet down and lifts them up with an incomparable faculty that would not exist of the limb were really acted upon by the pressure of the air. How Maidens of Sid j Get Hnsband*. The following is a description of a scene which goes on every Sunday morning in the hospital at Palermo; The Tong dormitories were clean and orderly, but the curious and pe culiar feature of this establishment was the pariatorio, or reception-room. Picture a large, long room the greater portion of which is divided off from the sides and further end by an iron grating which forms a cage, entered only by a well-barred street door, through which visitors from the outer world are admitted. Here they sit on benches to converse with those on the other side of the iron grating. Once in a week, how ever, Sunday mornings, from ten to twelve, this place is the scene of the | most cove! and ludicrous courtships ever described. One of the objects of this motherly establishment is to find fit and proper husbands for the girls under its charge. The fit and proper here is much like the fit and proper of society—the one requisite being that the young is bound to show himself in possession of sufficient means to maintain a wife in comfort before he ■ is allowed to aspire to the hand of one of those precious damsels. Haring given in his credentials of fitness to the guardians, he receives a card which admits him t next Sunday * morning to au inspection of the candi date for matrimony. There, sitting on a bench.if his curiosity and ardor will allow him to remaivi sitting, he awaits the arrival ou the other side of the grating of the Lady Superior ac companied by a girl. She had been selected by order of seniority and capacity of household work from the j hundred or more between 17 and 21 waiting for a youth to deliver them j from their prison. The two young people, both no doubt breathless with agitation at the | importance of the ceremony, have to I take one long, fixed look at each ! other. No word is spoken, no sign is i made. These good Sisters believe so fully in the language of the eye that, in their minds, any addition is futile, and might but serve to mystify the pure and perfect effect at first sight. The look over, the Lady Superior asks the man if he will accept the maiden as his bride. Should he answer in the affirmative, the same question is put to her, and if she bows assent the betrothal has taken place, and they part till the Sunday follow ing. The youug lover again makes his appearance before the tribunal of guardians, and there the contract is signed, the day of marriage fixed,asd he is granted leave to bring the ring, ear-rings, and wedding-dress.and pre sent them—through the gridiron of coarse—to his betrothed. Everything has to pass the scrutiny of the Sisters, for fear of a letter or some tender word being slipped in with the gifts. During the few Sun days that intervene between the first love-scene and the marriage an hour’s conversation within the hearing of the Lady Superior is allowed, but not a touch is exchanged. The empty talk, interspersed with giggling, con sists of inquiries as to the wedding dress and the occupation and place of abode of the suitor. Should the young man refuse the first damsel presented to him, he is favored with the sight of three or four more; but should he appear difficile he is dis missed. The girl also lias the pow er of refusal. The marriage over, the task of the Sisters is done. Here falls a veil they never lift—and whether happiness and faithfulness are the result of this rite they never inquire. Our readers must before now have wondered what inducement there can be to make the youths who have the world to chose from come here in search of a wife. Two hundred and fifty franks are the attraction. That sum is given down with eacii of these girls, and for that sum, it seems, a Sicilian is willing to sell hisuself for life. Scare at Havana. Havana, April 29.—Early this af ternoon the whole city was shaken by a terrible concussion. The streets were immediately filled with frighten ed people who believed the city had been visited by an earthquake. It soon became known, however, that the powder magazine at San Antonio, on the opposite side of the by had ex ploded. Many houses in Havana suf fered severely. The first explosion occurred in the magazine at San Jose not San Antonio adjacent to the ar senal in which was stored a large num ber of grenades aud shells. The force of the explosion took the direction of the gas works. All gas holders of the Havana Gas Light company and all but one of those old gas companies broken; the second shock heavier than the first, was caused by the ex plosion of the gas. It is impossible yet to say how many were killed or wounded. Several bodies were al ready found. There were in the magazine a detachment of twenty soldiers and artillery officers, who had been occupied several days re moving powder. The military hospi tal, San Ambrosio Arsenal and other buildings in the neighborhood, suf fered the most damage. In Havana balconies, windows and shutters fell to the ground in almost every street within the custom house wall. The hospital, Sau Lazaro, suffered severe ly- Terrible and Fatal Explosion. Chicago, April 29. —A Daily News Bloomington, 111., special says: Early this morning a fire broke out in a frame dwelling house near the Ellets ville Steve works. Adjoining the burning building was a small frame structure in which was stored a quan tity of dynamite foi blasting purposes. The lire reached this buildmg.causing a terrific explosion and killing Wm. Williams and wounding thirteen others. Among those severely wound ed is Peter Matthews, one of the own ers of the stove works. STAR ROUTE KELLOGG His Trial Begun at Washington. Washington, April 29.—The Kel iogg case was called his morning. Kellogg was present with his counsel, Ingersoll, Jere Wilson and Nathaniel Wilson. Ex-Assistant Postmaster General Thomas J. Brady was also present. The government was repre sented by Ker of Philadelphia, Sam uel Reynolds of Lancaster, Pa , and | the district attorney. The following jury were selected; j Henry H. Bacon, Eugene P. Miner, Henry Mason, Richard Higgles, John R. Mansfield. Charles R. Evans, Cor nelius I. Bailey, Lewis H. McDade, Wm. M Frank, Wm. H. Morgan, Adolph Miller and Samuel J. Owens. Ker opened the case for the govern ment. His opening occupied only about half an hour, and was a simple recital of the allegations contained in the indictment. The defense reserved the opening, and Thomas B. Kirby was called by the government as their first witness. He proved copies of the postal law regulations. Joseph Cochrane, an employe in the contract office, identified the doc umentary evidence. Ocean News. STEAMER BURNED. Portland, Me., April 23.—The stearmer Fail worth, ef the Interna tional line, was burned. Three men were burned to death. Loss, SIOO,- 000. Portland. • Me., April 29. —The steamer Fall worth is still burning. William Morrison, John Gillis, aud Joseph Murphy, firemen, were burned to death. Two other firemen barely escaped. OVERDUE. Glasgow. April 29.—Anxiety is felt in regard to the steamship, State . of Florida. It is several days oveu- j due from New York. Detectives are awaiting it to arrest a supposed dyna miter. Drowned. Montreal, April 29.—While the j horse ferry at St. Alberts was cross ing the Xicolet river the bottom broke I through, and Louis Demeros, wife and daughter, Joseph Gunther, a j child and two other children were drowned. Obituary. Charleston, W. Va.. April 29. Ex-Gov. Henry Masor Mathews died at bis home in LewLburg, this state, last night NO. 39. POLITICAL MATTERS. Tariff Reform Endorsed in Min nesota by Strait’s Kenoini nation. Tariff Reform Demanded by the Republicans of Mas sachusetts. Webb Flanagan Beaten as a Dele gate in Texas. Other Political Sews. Strait Renominated.' Minneapolis, April 29. —The Jour nal’s Farribault special says: H. B. Strait was renominated for congress this afternoon, and is a delegate to Chicago for Blaine, but not iu strucled. Tariff Reform in the East. Boston, April 29.—Henry P. Kid der and Edward L. Pierce were chosen delegates from the second congres sional district to the Chicago conven tion. A resolution was adopted that as the leading new issue confronting the statesmanship of the present day is, the question of reducing the surplus revenue of the government; that the republican party should recognize and put itself in accord with the best sen timent of the time on this question, and to advocate in its national plat form the immediate reduction of the present tariff and to increase the free list. Boston Tariff Reform Boston, April 29.— Chas. Francis Adams was unanimously elected pres ident of the tariff reform league. Two hundred attended the conference. Adams in a speech said that the free trader did not believe in free trade to day as a practical or living is sue. Committees were appointed to confer to-morrow with the commit tees on resolutions of the democratic and republican conventions. Col. Higginson, Henry H. Faxon, F. War ren Gould and Assistant Attorney General Shepard were among the speakers. Webb Flanagan Beaten. Ft. Worth, Texas, April 29.— The republican, slate convention was called to order at noon by Judge Binkley, chairman of the executive committee. Col. DeGresse was elected temporary chairman, defeating Webb Flanagan. After an address by Pow ell Clayton, of Arkansas, the conven tion adjourned till to-morrow. Massachusetts Democrats. Worcester, Mass., April 29. —There is not a large number of democratic delegates in the city to-night,although the convention meets to-morrow, and but little is done concerning the con vention. It is conceded that General Butler and Judge Abbott will be two of the delegates, with a strong proba bility that Reuben Noble and Judge McCafferty will be the other two. Chairman Avery will not make an address. Bay State Republicans Boston, April 29.—The Massachu setts republican state convention will be organized with John D. president, and W. W. Crapo chair man on resolutions. More Blaine Men. Topeka, April 29. —The sixth con gressional district convention to-day nominated as delegates to Chicago, C. C. Wood and J. S. McDowell. Elector, W. A. Fulton. This con vention is for Blaine. Colored Men in Council. Louisville, April 29. —The colored state convention to select delegates to the national convention of colored men at Richmond, Va., and to give some expression on the subject of civil rights, met here to-night. Be sides much wrangling in organizing, nothing was done, and adjourned till tomorrow. Women’s Rights at Oxford London, April 29.— At a convoca tion of the university of Oxford, it was decided by 464 to 321 to admit women to honor examinations. New Hampshire for Arthur. Concord, N. H., April 30.— The re publican state convention for the choica of four delegates at-large to Chicago will be held to-morrow. Col. Sawyer, who is understood to prefer President Arthur, is the only candidate sure of election. Maine for Blaine. Basoor, Maine, April 29. —In the Fourth congressional district con vention resolutions favoring Blaine for president and Dingley for con gress, were adopted. Austin Harris and E. A. Thompson were chosen delegates to Chicago. Charlotte, N. C., April 29.— The republicans of the Sixth congres sional district elected Judge W. P. Bynum and E. J. Pennypacker dele gates to Chicago. All for Blaine. Wheeling, W. Va., April 29.— The first district of the republican con vent-on selected as delegates to Cb ica go C. D. Thompson, of Ohio, and T. P. Jacobs, of Witzel county. Both are for Blaine. Sending; off the Whiskey. Baltimore, April 29. —The morn i ing papers say that whiskey for for | eign export is pouring into Baltimore, i As the time is approaching when dis tillers must either pay taxes and take out their bond er send it out of the country, they are rushing it to the seaboard. There is too much whiskey in the country for the demand and distillers prefer to export it tempora lity, most of it going out in 'ierman steamships, and most of itwL’J bese t back when the demand improves, when the tax will be paid upon it. Surveyor Nails made a requisition upon Collector Webster for the ap pointment of four or five special gaugers to gauge whiskey and make up the necessary record of its exporta tion. There was quite a number of applicants for these special places at the custom house yesterday. Fine*. STOVE FACTORY BURKED. Cikcdtsati, 0., April 29.—The News-Journal's Vanwert, 0., special says: The Eagle stove works caught fire this morning and burned all day. though under control after a few hours. It is the largest establishment of the kind in the state Half a mil lion worth of stoves were burned, be sides buildings, machinery, etc. Loss not staled to-night,Jbut is well covered bj insurance. IS NEW YORK CITY. New York, April 29. — A fir© caus ing a loss of nearly a quarter of a mil lion dollars occurred to-night in the dry goods district The fire started in a five story building at 62 and 64 Duane street. The building extends through to Thomas street where the ilames were first noticed by the police. Before the fire department arrived the whole building appeared in a blase. A general alarm was seat out and for over two hours the | firemen toiled before the fire ( was brought under control. It was I prevented from spreading to any of | the adjoining buildings, and the long dreaded conflagration was postponed. The occupants of the building, with their losses, are as follows; Basement and all floors on Thoms street side, 1 Van Valkenburg & Leavitt, dealers in domestic goods, loss $150,000, insur ance SIOO,OOO. Their stock was valued at $230,000; second and third floors, B. H. Smith tSr Cos., cotton goods. $25,000, fully insured: fourth and fifth floors. Lows, Cox & ’Co., agents for Brighton mills, $25,000, insured; damage to mills. SIO,OOO, probably in sured. New York, April 29.--After the flames were under control, a number of reporters were standing near the building, whan a ladder fell, striking Samuel F. Donnelly, of the Sun, on the head. He is probably fatally in jured, SHINGLE MILL BURNED. East Saginaw, Mich,, Vpril 29 Martindale Bros, shiuglo mill, drill house and salt block burned this eve ning. Loss, $20,000: insurance, $15,500. Crime. SHOT HIS EMPLOYER. Chicago, April 29. —Isaac Jacob son, a tramp carpet cleaner, delih erately shot and killed George Bedell, proprietor of a carpet cleaning estab lishment in this city, this morning, for the alleged reason that the latter refused to pay him a dollar which the murderer claimed Bedell was owing him. An eye witness declares that Jacobson shot Bedell while the latter's back was turned, without a word of any kind. KILLED A SHERIFF. Cincinnati, Apail 29.—A Charles ton, W. V., special says; News has just been received here of the killing of Sheriff Atkins, of Boon county, who was waylaid and murdered and the body horribly mutilated. There is little doubt but that the deed was committed by an organized band of outlaws known as the “James gang." Atkins has been in bringing the offenders to justice. An armed posse is scouring the country in pur suit of the assassins. BOLD ROBBERS. Charlkston.O., Aprils*. Last night three; unknown persons entered the residence of Jack Woods, a farmer of this county, for the purpose of rob bery. Mr. Woods made an effort to drive the robbers out but was shot and seriously wounded. His son Albert Woods heard the shooting, ran into the room and was shot dead by the robbers. Miss Mary Woods, a daugh ter, ran in with a pistol and shot at the robbers, who ran off. It is sup posed one of the robbers was shot by Miss Woods, as blood was seen in the yard this morning. The robbers are supposed to be the same who shot and robbed ex-Sheriff Adkins, of Boon county, two nights before. Much ex citement prevails and a posse art; after the robbers, and if caught they will be lynched. MURDERER CAUOHT. Sr. Louis, April, 29— A I’osl Dis patch Canton, Miss., special says; Isaac Johnson who murdered his mis tress, Bella Booker, near this place on the 16th iast., was captured yes terday and is now in the county jail. He was dressed in woman’s attire when arrested. He acknowledges his guilt. Wash I njjton. THE WORLD’S EXPOSITION. Washifoton, April 29. —The secre tary of war, secretary of the navy and Director General Burke had a conference to doy in regard to the exhibits of the United Stales govern ment at the forthcoming world’s ex position at New Orleans. Colonel Lyford, former chairman of the cen tennial board, has been desig nated by Secretary Lincoln to represent the war department and Lieut. Buckingham by Secretary Chandler to represent the navy. The other departments and bureaus desig nated in executive order were to day requested by Secretaries Lincoln and Chandler to appoint members of the board. Secretary Chandler will send a vessel from Liverpool to New Or leans with foreign exhibits at the close of the London exposition which opens July next. SEN. EDMUNDS AND THE RAILROADS. There has been an interchange of letters between Senator Edmunds and William Walter Phelps, concerning a statement made by the latter wftli regard to the former’s alleged interest in securities of the Burlington A. Mis souri railway company, whose land grant was renewed while Edmunds was in the senate. Edmunds, upon being asked by a reporter to-night if he had any objection to the publica tion of the correspondence, said he bad not any if the gen tleman to whom he had written a civil note and was at perfect liberty to makes its contents public if he wished so, but consid eration of courtesies would prevent him from furnishing such note for publication. Phelps, ou being asked for the correspondence, declined to give it to the press at present. A $200,000 Suit. Cleveland, April 22.—Abram I. I Hewitt and Edward Cooper, of New Vork, to-day , entered a suit in the U. S. circuit court here here against the Cleveland Rolling Mill company for $200,000 damages, claimed for in fringement of the Morton patent in j manufacturing steel during the past seven years, paying no attention to the demands made for royalty. This suit interests every manufacturer using the Siemens-Morton process in making steel. Milwaukee Market. Milwicui April 29. —Flour-Quiet but un changed. Wheat—Strong; No. 2.#3. Corn—Firm; unchanged; No. 2, 58; rejected, 54®56. Oete Steady and Arm;; No. 2, 33%; white, 37® 38. Rye— SfrunfldS: No. 1, 67. Barley—Strong but quiet: No. 2, 71®7:%; extra No. 3, 02. Provision! —Lower: Mem pork, 17.05 for aeller cash. Lard —Prime steam, 8.40 for seller cash. Live bogs —lxrsrer; 5.80®5.99. Butter—Easier; choice. 2643 28. Cheese—Quiet, 14® 14%. Eggs—Steady; 14® 24H- Chicago Market. Chicjoo, April 29.—Kiour— Steady. Wheat Demand active; very unsettled; closed %®%c under yesterday; sales ranged; 91%®93%*0r seller April; closed at 92%; No. 2 Chicago spring, 92%®33; closed at 92%. Corn—Demand active; but unsettled; irregular; 54%®55 for seller cash; closed at 54%®54% Oats—ln fair demand; clos ed steady: 82% for seller cash. Eye—Dull: 92. Barley— Dull; 72®73. Flax aeed—ln fair demand; 1.08. Pork—Cnsetteed; irregular; opened 10® 15 lower; closed steady at 17.00®17.12% for teller cash. Lard—ln fair demand; nominally un changed; 8 35®8.%f0r seller cash. Butter— Basler: creamery, 22®24. Eggs—l 4. Cbicaoo, April 29.—The Drover's Journal re ports: Hogs Receipts, 2.JWO; shipments, 3,500; 10c lower; rough packing, 5.25®5.86; packing and shipping. SW®AIO; light, 520®5.75; skips. 4.00®A75. Cattle—Receipt*. 6,000; shipments, 2,800; slow but steady: export grades, 6.55®6.50 good to choice shipping. 5.90®6.20; common to medium, 5-80®5.70. Sheep Receipts, 2.500; shipment* 300; brisk; 10c hitter; inferior to fair, 4.00®475 per 100 weight; medium to good, 5.00® 6.00; choice to extra, 5 75®*.25. Cold in the South. Galveston, April 28.—The News’ Columbus special says: Farmers in this section, on account of cold weath er and beating rains, have had to re* plant their corn.