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V7 ItflANAPOLIS. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10, 1375. VOL. XXIV-KQ 27. WHOLE NTJMBKR1.788 11 iHn) 1 GENERAL TELEGRAMS. TUE NATIONAL GRANGE. UK.rORTOFTHROOMMITTBKO THE EXPOSI TION MORS RKOARD FOR AQRICULTCRAL INTERESTS DESIRED NATIONAL AID BE bOCOBT Fust THE TEXAS PACIHO RAILROAD. Chaklehtn, S. C, Feb. 13.-TD national grange ls adopted the report of the com mute oattie centennial exposition, dechv leg that no provision has been made wheve-' by (ho petrous of husbandry can be repre--ented so an association at that expoMlios. The ccmaalesloners have Drovidfd no -vdequaXe .plan . through which the afjrl cultural Interests of the country Tan be systematically and fully repre sented. They, therefore. tecomcaend that a further consultation be sought witü the directors of tr exposition to ascertain whether modiBation et their plans mav not be effected so as to secure a proper recognition ol American agriculture. The committee srggests that there be a lull exhibition of plants, products, stock, Tool, and silk and agricultural publica tions, and eay In conclusion: "We deem It a rpartof our mission, as patrons ot husbandry, tto r.rodace amen; our people a proper lsterest in the -approaching celebra tion of the hundreth anniversary of Asaerlcan independence, and to use our best endeavors to bave it do the most pood possible, not only by exhibiting the pi-ogrees and power ol a great nation during ihe first century of its existence, but bv cementinz a bond which shall unite our people for the future. In furtherance of tbeso vUws we trust mat me enure manage inent of this erand exposition will be con dw.ed on such broad, liberal and upright principles as shall best tend to harmonize cur states and aid in spreading the jieace ot THK MILLENNIAL AQB Tttoog -ear own people, and among tlie nations of the earth." The fol lowing report was unainmously adopted; "Yon r committee to whom was referred the resolutions of the Texas state grange and of numerous other todies in different sections ol the United State, to xtond its aid to the Texas A Pacific rail road, have bad the same under considera tion, and ak to make the following report: Your -committee has viewed with great in terest the expressions ot approval and ap peals to congress to for war J this great work emanating from state granges and boardsol trade from the Pacific to the At lantic, and are impressed with the great and -obvious benefits w hieb would result to this whole nation by the speedy completion of this road, and, as it is an enterprise too vast to depend alone for its success upon private capital, equal justice to all flections of our common country requires the aid of the national government to for ward thin work, under proper restrictions and sate guard, insuring the government against loss and the people against unjust impositions and discriminations. You can, therefore, submit the following resolution: "Resolved, That this national grange earn estly invites the attention of congress to the necessity of the speedy completion of the Texan Pacifie railroad, and asks of that body reasonable aid . to the company which has inaugurated this great national enter prise under suoh cautionary restrictions and safeguard as the prudence and wisdom of congress may device to guarantee the gov ernment against loss, and protect the agri cultural Interests of every section of the country against unjust discriminations in tbe price of transportations." The REPORT OF THB COMMITTER ON TRANSPOR TATION wan adopted. The committee says that sev eral important plans for providing more extensive and cheaoer means ot transporta tion hive been presented re them, including the Texas Pacific railroad, plans for the im provement of the mouth of the Mississippi, and the project of a double-steel track railroad from New York to the Missouri. Each of these projects is national, would en courage, in a wonderful degree, the pro ducing interest of the country. The time has come when it is the mission and duty of the government to take such meas ures as will encourage the produc tive interests of tte nation which have hitherto received too little attention, and the national grange should urge upon it the immediate importance and vital neces sity of each action as will look to providing cheap and rapid transportation between all sections of the country and markets of the world. Tha opening of the mouth of the Mississippi river is a pressing necessity in view ot the fact that so large a territory is dependent on this outlet for its products, and we urge upon our legislators the neces sity o! taking auch measures as will open this river to the commerce of the world at the earliest pos sible moment. The committee on the tobacco trade offered a preamble and resolutions declaring that the large agricul tural districts jinxTer great losses from the working of the United States laws taxing tobacco, wbieh tax falls exclusively on the citizens oi the United States; and, whereas, by the said laws and the laws of foreign countries relating to duties on tobacco, gen eral -commerce is feitered and national wealth decreased, Itwas therefore resolved by the national grange that congress be farnefetly requested to initiate such steps as may be necessary to repeal all laws taxing tobacco, and that congres be requested to nrce tbe general government to use its btst HicER with foreign governments to induce them to reduce the duties on tobacco. Charleston, 8. C, Feb. li. In the Na tional Grange Saturday the report of the committee on Mississippi levees recom mended that the general government ex tend fcuchaid in this direction as is consis tent with national prosperity and protection against ovor flows. The report of the com mittee on commercial relations, which was adrpted, says that tb committee recognizes the vital Importance of more economical commerce between the Kastern and Western sections of the union and between America and Europe than now ex Uta, and says that the Eastern and Western Transportation Company, a bill to incorporate which la before congress, eems to promise beneficial results in re ducing the distance to deep water on the coast of Month Carolina and Oeorgia, and fcsaening the cost of transporting the bulky crops of the Mississippi and Missouri val ley to European ad South American con sumers. The bill asks for nothing but the right of wav. The contemplated road will be a public highway sod poet road, and the committee therefore asks congress to grant the charter, and a.ks the states through wLIch it passes to do the eamo. ANOTHER CAUCUS. THB BILL FORMEBLY PROPOiET MODIFIED SEVERAL MEMBERS WILL NOT EE OOV ERNED BT THB CAUCC8 GREAT DEMORALI ZATION. Washington, Feb. 12 At the adjflurned repuMIcan caucus to-nght there were not more than flftv or sixty mem bers of the House present and no senators. The discussion commeuced on the motloa, made last night by Smith, of Virginia, to strike out of the blU reported from the caucus committee the socXion making the carryln; or exhibiting arms . at the Southern polls, for tbe purpose of intimidating voters. jtc., a penal offense, Ihe grouna of the objection urgea py amivu, VIrginia.was that the section drew a disiino- . . . . ... Y 1 U 1 V. t W . lion oetween io ona auu ouuiu i u nan Wiiiar.1 nf Mlehican.vVhltelv. Hale of Maine,!and Sinltb.ot Virginia, favored the motion, the last uamea ueci&nuK nnnyii inn tn the entire bill. Walls (colored). ol Florida, made a violent speech aeainst T. . - -WW 1 i 1 the motion to striae out. lie was ionoweu bv Tremain and Cason on the same side. The motion to strike out tbe sec tion was Anally adopted by a large majority. The bill as thus amended was then directed to be reported to the llonse. It authorizes the president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in certain cases conditionally, increases .WUn mmhlnwv ta a rrM on til A tn the Southern states and visits with severe penal- . . . i i i m I ties me nreaKing oi auv ui im piu visioLs. Tbe discussion developed the fact that one-half those present would not be bound by tbe action ot the caucus. Messrs. Pierce, Hawley, of Connecticut, and others openly de clared that they would vote as they pleased when the bill came before t.- a TInnA Oarfiflld took strODST CTOUuds against the bill, declaring that if it should be passet! It would mean a tnira presi dential term, to which be was totally opposed. Speaker Blaine followed a speech, taking a similar view thA nneation. Shanks snoke in favor in ot ot the bill without adulteration. The caucus was not barmonlons. some of the members declaring that tbe bill, it passed lato a law, would in the highest degree prove injurious to the republican party. Dawes and several other gentlemen who opposed the bill last night were not present during tbe even- log. A number oi gentleman iujk cu before a conclusion naa oeen rtacueu. Ihe meeting held till after midnight. THE SCANDAL SUIT. AN ICE BLOCKADK KVARTS DETAINED THB ' CASK ADJOURNED TILL MONDAT. New York, Feb. 12. Communication with Brooklyn was suspended this evening, owing to an accumulation of ice in East river. A telegram from the city states that on tbe opening of tbe City Court, this mornlnz, the announcement was made that Wm. M. Evarts, chief of the counsel for the de fendant, could not reach the city, owing to the ice in East river, and the Tilton- Beecber trial was adjourned till 'Z o'ciock. A 2 o'clock the judge resumed his seat on the bench, and the spectators, who went out in the interval, crowded again into the court room. The full Jury was present. Evarts appeared with Sir. Abbott and ex-Judge Porter. They had been detained for about two hours in a lerry boat, which bad become locked in tbe ice in the midstream. Tilton resumed his place on the witness stand, and conversed with the stenographic reporters at his side. Evarts and Mr. Beach ascended the bench, and conversed in a low tone for a few minutes with Judge NeUnon. Atter thev had Btenoed down Evarts addressed the court, and explained bis absence by stating that his boat was de- laved an hour and a half, ue aid not wisn to be delayed beyond halt past 4 o'clock this evening, as be had important business to transact on papers to be sent to Washington. He therefore asked that the court should be adjourned until Monday. Beach seconded this suzcestion. as he bad some business nlso to transact. The judge acquiesced, and the court adjourned until Monday morning BURNING OF A STEAMBOAT. PESTROYED IN HER ICK HARBOR VALUE AND INSURANCE CONDITION OF THE FLEET. Evansville, Ind., Feb, 14. The steamer Frank P. Gracy was burned in ber ice bar bor at D.,fch Bend this mo mine, and Is a total loss. tbe was built at Paducah in 1872 and was owned by Capts. Wiley Simms, of Nashville, and G. J. Grammer and John GotT, of Evansville. She was valued at $16,000 and insured for f 12,000, as follows: Underwriter's, of New York; Amazon Cen tral, of St. Louis; St. Joseph, of St. Joseph, Mo., and Hartford, of Hartford, 2,509 each, and Globe, of Chicago, $ 2,000. She bad jast been repaired at an expense of 1,000 prepar atory to going into the Evansville and Cin cinnati trade in place of the Shippers' Own. The fire originated in tbe chambermaid's room, where the watchman was rooking his breakfast. The ice-bound fleet in tbe Green river is all safe and tbe colonv all well. Capts. Crapster.Gilmore, Vertcefifand James came dbwn to church to-mgbt. THE RAILROADS OF WISCONSIN. PROPOSED REPEAL OF THE POTTER LAW- PLAN OFFERED BT THB COMMISHIOXERH. Milwaukee, Feb. 11. The report of the railroad commissioners will probably be de livered to the legislature to-morrow, It will recommend the repeal of the Potter law and tbe substitution ot such legislation as will authorize the commissioners to fix tbe maximum rates of freight and passage for roads of the first class, namely: tbe St. Paul & N. W. o restriction is proposed on roads of tbe second cla8. Ihe plan of the commission era also contemplates that each road shall be appraiser and that when tbe net earn ings of any road of tho first class exceed 10 per cent, of its value Us rates shall be re duced. The commissioners have prepared a bin emoodylng these recommendations The indications are that the bill will pass. In the Financial Review of 1875 is a state mentof the business failures in tbe United States for 1S?4. The whole number was 5,830. and the whole amount of liabilities 15539.00(1. This is S73.000.000 less llablli ties than were involved in the failures of 1873, and 134,000,000 greater than those ol 1872. it is a little strange that Pennsyl vania. generally - regarded as the most prosperous state In the Union, heads the list with C4i failures and 834,477,000 liabilities. New York city comes next with 645 failures and 132,580,000 liabilities; New York state bad 573 failures, with only 110,X5.000 liabilities; Massachusetts 416 lall u re, with 1 10 600,000 liabilities; Ohio 343 failures, with $3.481 000 liabilities; Illinois 332 failures, will 17.510. 000 liabilities; Louisiana 99 failures, with frM'.WO liabilities; Michigan 280 lailares. with .477.000 liabilities; Missouri 175 fdllurpsl with 53,001,000 liabilities; Califor nia- CS failures, with ?2,571,0CO liabilities Tbeamount of liabilities in the single state of Pennsylvania was more than those in the nine western states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Micniean, Minnesota, M:s souri, Nebraska and Ohio put together. Gen. Longstreet has gone to sheep rair Insr In flAOrcrla. A fin a rrrm ot armv blank. ets and Ulster overcoats may be confidently expected. THB DBJOIA. THE COMEBIE FRANCAIS E. THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE GREATEST DRA- U4TIC TEMPLE ON EAItTH EIGHTY TEARS OF BRILLIANT SUCCESSES FROM THE TRAGEDIES OF VOLTAIRE TO THE PALACE OF THB T CILERIES. Mrs. Lucy Hamilton Hooper writes an en tertaining historical sketch of tbe French drama, as Indicated by the actors and actresses who have appeared in the Comedie Francaise: The first commencement of this world-famed theater, the greatest dramatic temple upon earth, was humble and com monplace enough, a company of come dians soon after ' the accession of Henri IV. haying founded in tbe environs of the Hotel St. Paul, tbe Theater du Marals. But it was not till 1680 that Lonls XIV commanded the union of the then existing theatrical troupes under the title of the Comedie Francaise, and granted to the Dew theater tbe exclusive privilege ol playing comedies ana tragedies. It was then the sole theater which existed in Pa. is, and it soon obtained the favor of tbe public Jn 16S2 tbe king granted a pension of 12,000 livres "to his comedians," that being the first governmen tal subvention accorded to tbe new estab lishment. In lC89it took possession of the new theater in the Rue des Fosses St. Ger main des Pies, which has since then been known, and, indeed, still is called, tbe Rue de PAnclenne Comedie. In this build ing it remained for eighty years, which vears were, in some respects, the most brilliant in the whole of it brilliant existence. On that tetage were first repre sented the tragedies of Voltaire, the come dies of Morisaux, and over five hundred other plays, most of which are, however, now forgotten; there, also, appeared Mesdames Duclo", Adrienne Leooavreur, Dumesnll, and Clarion, and the great actor, Ltekain. The old theaur still exists at No. 14 line de 1' Ancienne Comedie, part of the ball serving as an artist's studio (it was o used for some years by Horace Vernet), and a battered bas-relief being still vidbla on the facade. In 1870, a royal guest for a royal host, tbe Comedie Francaise was transferred to a theater then existing in the Palace of the Tnileries, where it remained twelve years, and where the "Barber of Seville," by Beaumarchais, was first produced. Next, in 1782, it was removed to t he newly built theater, nearly opposite to the Palace of tbe Luxembourg, the building which is to-day the Theater de 1'Odeon, the second Theater Francaise. The revolution of '93 SUPPRESSED THE COMEDIE FRANCAISE with all other royal Institutions, and tbe un fortunate actors and actresses were at one time arrested en masso and shut up in prison, the sanguinary Collet d'Herbers suggesting that the leading actor should be guillotined and tbe rest transported, liut this blood thirty project was not put into execution, and altera short detention the unlucky comedians were set at liberty aud permitted to pursue their vocation, which they did with varying lortune. It was not, however, until 1803 that the Comedie Fran caise, reconstructed by tbe first Napoleon, took again form and shape, snd was estab lished in its present quarters at the corner ot the Palais Royal, on the Rue Richelieu. Napoleon was fond of the drama, and pro tected and encouraged it by every means In bis power, nor did be disdain to admit the members of tbe theatrical profession to intimacy with him, his friendship for Talma being matter of history, as is also his passion for the beautiful Mile. Georges. He also greatly admired the acting ot Mile. Mars, and showed ' her a degree of favor which caused that celebrated and charming actress to remain an ardent imperialist tilt her death. It was in 1705 that this last men tioned artiste, the greatest of the comme diennes of our century, made her debut on tbe boards of the Comedie Francaise. Beau tiful, graceful and w'lnning, full, brilliant, dark eyes, dazzling teeth, a voice of music and a form, which, to her latest days, never ceased to be that of a girl of twenty, she took all hearts bv storm. I bave been told by those w ho can remember her during the later years of her brilliant career, that she was tbe last of the great- ladles ot the stage, her distinction of manner and elegance of diction being singularly perfect. Vbe ex celled in high comedy, though admirable in tragedy, but she had two serious defects, one of which, strange deficiency lor a French woman, was an absolute LACK OF TASTE IN DRESS. Victor Hugo has recorded ho'w she annoytd him by persisting in playing tbe Venetian Thisbe in his "Angelo" in a fur-bordered, round Russian cap, which she fancied made ber look youthful. Some ot the data of this period at the Comedie Francsiso may not be uninterest.ng, sol will briefly mention that Scribe made his debut at that theater in 1822 with bis comedy of "Valerie," a piece which is still frequently played: Alexander Dumas, with "Henri III. and his Court." tn 1829, and Victor Hugo, with Hernanl," in 1830, these two last being tbe pioneer plays of the great warfare between tue ro mantic and tbe classio drama. The revo lution of 1830 struck a violent blow at the Comedie Francalse. The crowd went in preference to tbe Porte St. Martin and the Odeon, and the receipts tank to a per fectly absurd figure. "Tartufe and lie Legs' produced one evening the amount of GH iraucs (f 13 60), and tbe whole receipts of the year barely reach the sum of 300,000 francs. The subvention was only 200,000 francs, an amoGbt totally insufficient to fill up tbe gap caused by tbe decline in the re ceipts, and in 1833 the debt of tbe theater amounted to 600,000 francs. But a change in its destinies was at hand. On the 12th ol June, 1838, before a house representing a re ceipt of 753 francs, a thin,black-ejed young Jewess made her debut in tberoleof Camilla, in "Lea Horaces." She laid her band upon the dry bones of classio tragedy, and tbe dead drama awoke "to life and beauty be neath tbe magic of her genius. From that time the weird and glorious acting of Rachel attracted anew the crowd to tbe Theater Francais. For seventeen years she reigned the undisputed queen of the French tragic drama; she knew no rival; and when she finally quitted its boards she left behind her no successor. The details of THAT REMARKABLE CAREER, so untimely blighted and so sadly termin ated, have so often been dljcusted that they call for no special mention here. And yet, notwithstanding the undeniable genius of Mile. Rachel, the brilliancy of bar career, the crowded houses which she always drew, It is a matter of serious doubt among the slncerest lovers of the dramatic art as to whether her influence upon the French stage was iu any ways beneficial. Every evening that Bhe played the theater was crowded, it is true, but on the evenings tbatsbe did not play, aud daring her fre quent absences, no attraction could be found aufficient to draw the public to tbe theater. She had Income, as it were, the Comedie Francaise in her own person, or ra'ber she was the blazing sun whose effulgence blinded the eyes ot the spectators to tbe luter cf aoy of her attendant stars. People went to the theater when Knebel played, and went somewhere Ie when she did not. This evil would have been very great bad she been as patient and oblising and thorough an artiste as she was a gifted performer, but unfortunately the avarice, the caprices, tbe jealousies of tbe wondrous actress kept tbe theater In an uproar, and tbe managers cpon pins and needles, aud so the evil was almont intolerable. For instance. she was created societal re In 1S42. and In 1849, when she broke her engagement, and to renew it exacted a subvention of 42 000 francs, with an anneal conge otslx months besides. Then, too, ber talent, marvelous as it was, was not in the least malleable. Her repertoire was a limited one, and during her brilliant career she gave but lit tle encouragement to contemporary Alra- matic art, very tew of her original creations being successful. The most admirable ot them all was probably the Adrlende Le- couvreur of Legouve and Scribe. It was the old destiny of Mile. Rachel to ball tbe ESTABLISHMENT OF THE REPUBLIC of 1848 with her wonderful declamation' of "Tbe Marsellalse' and also to welcome the advent of the new empire with a cantata composed by Arsene Houssaye, and enti tied "The Empire Is Peace," which was originally given In conjunction with CInna. and with a proverb by Alfred de Musset so that the bin tor that evening ran as fouows "The Empire la Peace." (L'Emplxe e'est la Palx.") "Hues to Nothing." ("II ne fait J urcr de Rlen,") a conjunction of titles which, read by the ngnt oi alter events, seems amusing.y ap propriate, not to say prophetic. On the 2S1 of July, 1855, Mile. Racbel, then cn the eve of her departure for America, gave her farewell representation at La Comedie Francaise. plavine on that occasion in "Andromaque" and "Le Moi- neau de L.elie." On the 11th of January, 1858, the theater closed its doors as a mark of respect to the great actress, whose funeral took place npon that day. And thus closed that career which, begun in the streets, bad ended upon a throne -anch a throne as genius alone ever erects and then only for the most gifted of her children. The Comedie Francaise was forced to close its doors on the 4th ot September, 1870, the day of the proclamation of tbe republc. lor sheer lack ot audience, the agitated drama of tne streets having roboed tbe public ol all taste for the milder excitements of tbe stage. On tbe 5th "Le Lion Amoureux" was given betöre a house ol 278 francs, and then, by official decree THE THEATER WAS CLOSED, and its foyer and green loom transformed into a hospital, ot which tbe nurses were Favort, Broban, Reiquier, Nathalie, and other of ita leading actresses. On the 25ih of October, in tbe midst of tbe siege, a day light performance was given for tbe benefit or the victims ot the war. Tbe pro gramme consisted of fragments of "Lea Horaces" and the "Misanthrope," recited in every-day costume, and of a number of pieces of verse written for the occasion, one ot which, tbe "Cuirassiers ot Reiohshoffen," by M. Emile Bergerot, obtained a great suc cess. Tnis performance was so successful that other matinees were given from time to time during tbe siege. Strange repre sentations must those bave been, given by the gray light of the winter's day In the. dim unheated theater, the boom of distant cannon serving as accom paniment to the voices of the actors, while tbe male members of the troupe were olten forced to appear in their uniiorms as sol diers of the national guard, or of the Mobile, because ' they did not dare to change their clothes in their freezingly cold dressing rooms. One of the actors, M. Didier Jules Seveste, was mortally wounded in the last combat ot the siege, and was transported to the theater, where he died in a few hours after. The Comedie kept open its doors during the whole dura tion of the Commune, not with any expecta tion ot pecuniary profit, for the receipts had fallen to a mere nothing, but in the sole de sire of self-preservation. The chiefs of the Commune were' very anxious to take possession of the buildine, which they considered as a vaiuaDie strategetical post, commanding, as it does, tbe Rae Rich elieu and the Rue St. Honore; but the di rector, by dint of flatteries and cajoleries, and by the free distribution of tickets among the influential members of the party, man aged to dissuade them from their purpose. On tbe 17th of May the actual receipts of the theater were eighty-one francs. On tbe 21st it closed its doors and remained closed dur ing the terrible struggle between tbe gov ernment troops and the communists, and then was reopened lor good on the 1st of June, 1671. BARNUM'S HAPPY FAMILY. A FELINE" UNPLEASANTNESS A LEOPARD ' KILLS TIIE BLACK PANTHER. Tbe New York Sun of the 11th Inst, tells of tbe latest fatal misunderstanding among the animals of Barnnm's menagerie: Two lions, two leopards, and a tame black pan ther have forborne months been kept in one cage in Barnnm's Hippodrome. The lions are separated from their companions through the night by iron bars, but in tbe day time tbe bars are withdrawn, and the ani mals form a "happy family." No sooner were the bars taken out yesterday morning than the leopard made a spring for tbe pan ther's throat. The panther was young, but bis muscles were like lion and his skin as thick as sole leather, and he struck tbe leop ard a blow with one of his fore paws that laid him sprawling on the floor or the cige. In an instant tbe leopard was ou bis feet aeain, and tbe ani mals stood face to face. For fully a minute they glared and growled, and then, wiih a shock that nearly turned the cage on its Bide, they met agaiu, each trying to grasp the other by the throat. ITie emylcyes ot the hippodrome, attracted by the noise ot the coutlict, tried, with bars and spears, to separate the combatants, but wltLout avail. Seasoned spears were snapped in two like straws and even the keeper of the animals dared not approach tbe cage. The leop ard, with an unexpected spring, fixed himself on the panther's back, and, taking the loose skin on the back ot the latter's neck between bis teeth, gave the pantherja toss against the side of the cage that bent the thick iron nearly double. For a minute there was great danger that all the beasts in the cage would escape. The top of the cage was broken and tbe floor was split. But tbe battle was over: for the panther, without a sound, truck the floor of the cage, lifeless. But the leopard was not satisfied with tbe death of his antagonist. No sooner was he convinced that be could approach with safety than, sei ring the panther's bead be tween his tore paws, he gave him a tearing with the sharp claws of his hind feet that nearly stripped tbe skin from his body. Then he began with his teeth, and before the employes could interfere nearly half ot the dfad panther bad been eaten by the leopard. Wben at length a sufficient force had' been collected around the cage.the keeper who bad tamtd tbe panther entered tbe den. There upon the floor lay his pet's silky black skin, almost entire. His body, not yet cold, quivered, and his eyes glared. The leopard crouched In .a corner ot the cage, satisfied with his meal. The iron bars were soon replaced, and the leopard wa prevented from doing further mischief. At the after noon performance the leopard was so unruly that U was deemed unsafe for tbe trainer to enter tbe cage, but tbe bars 'were kept in their places and no more damage was done. THE MASSACHUSETTS BONANZA. THE MANNER IN WHICH TIIE MINE IS WORKED THE PRESENCE OF SILVER AND LEAD IN PATINO QUANTITIES. In the Salem (Mass.) Gazette, Feb. 6, a correspondent gives tbe latest about tho silver mine at Newburyport as follows: To a stranger visiting . Newburyport, one of tbe first places sought after is the lead and silver mine. Being in mat city last week, we or course followed tbe universal tendency and rode out to the mines, which are about two miles from tbe City Hall. We had been there some months since, when any one could roam about at bis will and collect as many specimens as his fancy dictated. Since then a shanty has been erected over each sbait, and no one is allowed admittance without a pass from the owners. This plan has been found necessary, from the tact that the workmen were hindered by visitors who swarmed there, especially Sundays, and as each took away a many specimens as he could conveniently carry, the aggregate amount was considerable two or three tons at least. At tbe time of our visit, last Thurs day, we applied at tbe principal mine, but we were informed by the man in charge that we could not be admitted, "Even if ye were me own brother." The next day we were invited by Chipman,of the "Chipman lode," to accompany him upon hi daily visit to his property. Externally one finds a shanty, with two L's, to cover the shaft; store the ore after belog obtained, and to accommodate tbe blacksmith. As addition is being put op, iu which will be the engine for drilling. Whenever they blast tbe roof over the mine is raised or opened by means of pulleys suitably arranged. At present six men are employed during the day, and a like number through the night. They are all inex perienced men, but each "gang" is In charge of a practical miner. Up to the present time they bave extracted from lour to seven tons of ore per day, bat next week they will In troduce the Burleigh drill, when 20 tons will be expected as a daily prod ace. Of late the quality of tbe ore has been improving, tbe percentage of lead decreasing while that of silver is much greater. We were presented with several specimens containing 8ILVER, LEAD AND SULPHATE OF COPPER. The gold is in such small quantities as to be imperceptible to the naked eye. Tbe shaft is at present about forty feet deep, twelve feet across the top, and seven at the bottom. It nothing oocurrs to change their plans,1 the owners expect to go down 100 feet from the sur lace, and then blast laterally at dif ferent points down tbe shaft. We had tbe novel experienoe of descending into the open ing and watching the men at work with their picks and drills, getting out the ore. As yet they have not experienced much in convenience from the inflow of water, but with the warmer weather of sprinr. tbeir small force-pump, now used but occasion ally, will be in constant use. Tbe pieces of ore taken out vary in weight from five tons to a few ounces. At tbe time of our descent we saw a magnificent pieoe, nearly three feet long, and a foot wide and thick, of sil ver and lead ore; without any quartz mixed. There seems to be a difference of opinion as to whether tbe smelting works should be near the mines or upon property near the wharves, owned wholly or in part by Dr. Kelley. In one case tbe coal for the furnaces will have to be brought from tbe waterfront; in the other, the ore, with its impurities, will have to be transported to these wharves. One advantage ot tbe former arrangement is that the gases will escape over a thinly set tled region. Whatever the plan, tbe Boston & Maine railroad will lay a spur track from ita road whichruns very near the mines. In addition to the above mine is one owned by a Mr. uoynton, and known as tbe "Boyn ton Mine," and another styled the "Law rence Company's Mine," and operated by a company of experienced miners. The latter company will soon introduce tbe "Diamond drill," which has the peculiarity of taking out a center or core snowing tbe na tuxe ot the deposit and thereby useful In pros pecting. Across tne river, in Salisbury, on ''Ring's Island," so-called, another vein has been found, which is Baid to be richer in sil ver than any of the others.' At the surface It was one inch wide, and ten feet down, tbe greatest depth reached as yet, it has widened to four inches. With the advent of spring, one may expect to see parties In all , the, by ways and hedges, picking at the 'rocks in search of tho large and brilliant crystals of lead, or tb deposits ot smaller and some what duller crystals, indicating silver. KOKOMO KILLING.' WILLIAM SPRCXCK KILLS HIS FATHER DE FENDING HIS MOTHER WAS HIS EXCUSE FOB THB FATAL BLOW THB MURDERER AT LARGE. The Kokomo Democrat of the 11th inat. contains the particulars of a parricide in that place: John Sora nee, tbe victim of the tragedy, was the father of five children, and lived in a small, plain, framo bouse, on the corner of Broadway and Smith streets, just west of tbe - Junc tion. He was a teamster, and worked at Jienneti's saw mill wltn his son William. He was 53 years old, and bore the reputa tion ol being very ill with hti family. On last Tuesday mornint; about 8 o'clock, be began to abuse bis daughter Mollie, who is 17 years old, for not having breakfast prepared. The girl remonstrated ana plead with her tears, but the father became furiou with rage. Tbe mother, too, came in for a fair share of abuse. WilZlam. tbe oldest eon, who will be twentv years old next April, attempted to quiet his father and urged him to cea.so bis abuse, and finally told bid fa. her he would make him stop. William then went out, led the team, and returned to break fast. , Tbe mother, whose face had been scratched the evening previous, did not sit down to breakfast for fear her son would 8 peak of , the scratch. The quarrel was again renewed by the father, but this time against his son,' whom he accused of associating with prostitutes. The son SHOOK HIS FI8T and demanded that the accusation cease. He then put on his coat and started out of the house. The father seized an iron poker and a stick of ftove-wood and struck at the son. The boy caught tbe poker and s ruck his father one blow in the breast with his fist. The mother and eldest daughter, who is a young iaay, ran in and parted them. The husband, now furious witi rage, struck his wife a severe blow on the forehead with a stick of wood, which stag gered ner. When William saw tbe blood on his mother's face, he followed his father out into the kitchen, thinking he was going ior tue Duicuer Kniio. lie crraopeo up a wagon felloe and dealt his father two pow erful blows on tbe bead in quick succession, wnieaieiied him to the floor. Wbilo fallintr bis shoulders struck the stove and broke it. Tbe father, partially raising himself up, Baid, "Will, help me up!" Tbe son stood and looked upon tbe prostrate form ot bis father, but spoke not a word. The wife and daugh ter helped him up and into tbe adjoining room. Mr. Sorunce talk6d of having his son arrested, but was TOO WEAK TO WALK . down in town. In about an hour the neigh bors learned of the difficulty and am In. The sen then hitched up the team, came to tha house, and asked if his father was hurt SDd W,M M He then went S w1" Dd &ain 'eturn6dat4 O'clock P. X. He sLairf th v..n.T 6 o clock, when he took his clo'hes and left. 7",1T'f"1Illi6d wlth rift what he had done. The enormity of the crime. IU fatal and ineffaceable coDSfquencea dawned wbexe he was going, he replied "I hav Ät0 111 WitS theee iortlh! left his home, perhaps forever, a fugitive from Justice, with his lather's blood upea hissonll At about 8 o'clock Dr. Mality V.i ve but there was no hope. The ?5l d bee.n fractured and tbe death frost was settling upon the 11 pa of the latner. In two honrs he became tincon. nd .lin?Grd Ql between S and o clock yesterday morning, when he died. HOOSAO TUNNEL. THE PASSAGE OF THE FIRST THROUGH TRAIN THE SENSATION. A correspondent of the Boston AdvtrtJser, who went through the Hoosae Tunnei on the first train last Tuesday, writes as follows: "The train consisted of an engine, two or three empty flat cars, one car loaded with coal and one box freight car. Tbe passengers occupied the engine aatf tender and all the cars except that loaded with coal, which, I believe, was not occupied. Shortly alter S o'clock we left thfl station, receiving a feeble cheer from those present who did not go, answered by a cheerful yell from the lucky passengers. At ten minutes past Sthe engite entered the dismal hole. Iu the box car, where your cor respondent enjoyed the rare luxury of a seat on a trunk, there was as much to be seen as could be Been any where that is.notblrg. By holding out one of the two or three lacterns, that cast a sickly light over the company, one could discern the uninteresting and very monotonous wail ot rock, but there wa nothing to excite comment excent tha enri. ous effect upon tbe luogs ot a mixture ot tbe smoae irom tne wood burned by tbe ecgine- with thatol the countless cigars and pipes !n the mouths of passengers. There w6ra bit two incidenta on tha rnntn. Vir. vv.a central shaft was passed, and it became evi dent to everybody that we were on the down grade; the other when, having verr nearly reached tbe west portal, the engine came to a dead stop, and the skilful but un learned engineer in charge cf the machine cried out, at tbe top of his luags, "Open them doors." As may be known, the west ern end has always been closed by two im mense wcoden doors, and the creai men who stood guard were forced to Open the gates As high aa tbe sky. To let tne enftloe Aid freight train pass by." ."There are a few details that may be added to this plain, unvarnished story. Tha com pany was not select by any means, but it included a few people WORTHY OF MENTION. Mr. Doane and Mr. Frost, state engineers; Mr. Hawkes, of Adams, who has to answer for having started the first subscription for the survey of tbe mountain with a view to tunneling It; Mr. Blackington, ol Adam, Mr. Kendall, with Clark 1 Warren, of Bos ton, who claims to have been the first dram- mer through tbe mountain, and pcBjfbly some others are included in this category. Those who need not be mentioned are "a satisfactorily small number of correspond ents and reporters, and a small crowd of men and boys of various conditions in life, in cluding some who would be described in a court report as of no. occupation. The fact is, that the completion of this great engi neering work has thrown out of employ ment a large number of men who have joined this class, and there wss a murder last night in Adams by a man who was a gooiL and faithful workman under Mr. Sbanly.. The track through the tunnel is of steel, as has been previously stated. At present it is mere propped up with rocks so as to make It safe for construction trains to pass over it without bending the rails or running oS the track. Nevertheless the train passed over it at a good rate ot twenty miles an hour, and it seemed so smooth after the morning's ex perience that one could hardly help wishing that the state would take out tbe ballasting of its line west of Greenfield and prop the rails on rocks. It is not expected that any passenger cars will run through the tunnel for some time yet. In certain parts of it pieces ot loose rock have fallen not within a month or more it is true, but there is still some little risk, and the wise course has been taken of allowing no others but work men to day was an exceptjpn, of coursa to pass through. A serious accident, which 1 certainly more than possible, would giv the tunnel a bad reputation which it mould require years of successful operation to overcome. Whether there will be any for mal ceremony ot opening when the tunnel is really ready for passenger trains has not yet been decided. FROZE TO DEATH. The Buffalo Express, of tbe 10th inat.. gives tbe facts connected with a wholesale freexlng affair: Yesterday Mr. William Pea cock, of Gowanda, who is mail agent on tbe Buffalo &. Jamestown railroad, brought the news to this city that three men had been so badly frozen while proceed ing through Cattaraugus county as to cause their death. Tbe victims are Mr. Na thaniel Kiearstead, Mr. G.Wood, and a man named Snyder, all residents at Leon Center, Cattaraugus county. TIi9 two last named were so badly chilled or frozen on Thursday Inst that they died on Sunday, and Mr. Kiearstead, who was chilled to insensibility on Saturday, also died on Sunday. It ap pears tnat tne three men w ere summoned to appear at a sitting of tho court at Little Val ley, a distance of 15 miles from Leon Center. Out readers ate aware that the weather was . bitter cold. It is said by good authority that the weather has net been so severs in Cattaraugus county before for many years. Mr. Kieartitead, Mr. Wood andh Mr. Snyder left their homes In, separate sleighs and reached Little Valler safely. On Thursday Mr. Wood and Mrt Snyder, baying finished thslr buslnet at Lutte Valley, started to return. When they reached their homes they were terribly be numbed and died on Sunday. Mr. Kiear stead did not finish bis business until Sat urday, and in the couise of the day he tock his seat in the cutter and started for home. He was not seen again till evening. ten the borsns attached to fcis cutter entereathe yard of his residence. Mr. Kiearstead wm then found silting upright, but in an ir? sensible condition. The member cf th household was promptly curried into the house, and, in spite of all that oould be dent tor him, died the next day. A British admiral, Sir George Westpbal who died lately at the age of DO, was proba bly the last surviving officer of the Victory, on which Neison died at Trafalgar. He t severely wounded in the heel, and laid be side the admiral in the cock-pit. Sir George has been more than a bond red times lrv action.