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FSTLciml advertising por lino, 10 cents for
tint Insertion and 5 cents for oaok sulisoquont
Pamphlets, Lawyers" BrlefB, and all kinds tt
Job lV.ntlnft, In plain Mack or In colors, oio
saited equally as well as In tho city ofllcos, and
Aprirrs as reasonable
"ir partloular attention nlvon to Cut W3rk-
Gnthorod from AU Quarters.
Oxlt thlrty-flvo applications from ns
inany cities had boon rocolvcd at tho Fost
ofllco Dopartmont up to tho 88th fortho f roo
delivery Bystcm In cltlos ontlllod to tho
amo under tho rocont law of Congress,
Unless application Is made by tho cltlos
jentltlod to It tho sorvlco will not bo es
tablished. Tjir. rnko and handlo fnclory of O. Col
lins & Co., at Garrcttsvlllo, O., burned on
Iko 2Sth. Loss $3,000, with only $1,000 In
surance This Is tho third tlmo Mr. Col
lins has been burned out In this business.
Rev. Clayton Kelso, a rresbytcrlan
minister, committed sulcldo at Mucon, JIo.,
imthoSStii ult. by hanging himself. Ho
lind just returned from tho funeral of his
tdstcrnnd it Is Btipposcd that oxccsslvo
fc'ricf over her death unbalanced his mind.
A rur.MATL-np. oxploslon of powder oc
curred In Lawrence, Hrown AS Co.'s colliery
it Frnckvillc, Bchuylklll .County, Fu., on
tho &9th ult. Thomas Fisher was burned to
death, IUrhard I'cnn badly burned and
Harry McCormlck was hurled qulto mils
lanco and had an arm broken. Three. Ital
ians wcro frightfully burned and sculdcd.
Cincinnati and Mllwaukoo brewers nro
raising funds for brewer Arcnsdorf, under
tirrost nt Sioux City, In., for tho murder of
tho Iter. Mr. Haddock. Thoy say ho has
been singled out as a victim by tciupcranco
31ns. Edwin Stanford, aged nineteen, a
young married woman of Stanford's Cor
ners, N. Y., wasburnod to death on tho 23th
ult. Mho was alono in tho bouso, and it is
nupposcd her clothes cnught fl.ro from tho
kitchen stovo.
. A 111: w a mi of (3,000 is offered In Grenada,
Miss., for tho npprchensidn of Goorgo
Gardner, who a few nights ago assassina
ted Walter Dement In tho public square of
that city.
It L. Mn.i.r.n and his son havo been In
dicted by tho grand jury of Tazewell
County, Va., for having set flro to
Ihelr hotel nt l'ocahontns lnt October,
thereby causing tho death of Ocorgo and
Charles Ilarbcr, two worthy young men of
The Alliance accommodation on tho Pitts
burgh & Fort Wnyno railroad jumped tho
track near Darlington, O., on tho 29th ult,
wrecking two passenger conchos and tiio
Imggago tor. Four passengers and two
.employes received painful but not serious
injuries nnd a number of others wcro
.lightly hurt.
An infant child of Mrs. Mary Hart, of
I'hlladolphla, died suddenly on tho 39th ult.
The fact that Mrs. Hart has lost twclvo
children heretofore, all nt tho age of but a
low days, aroused suspicions, aud the cor-
I nor ordorod an Inquest open tho body of
tho Infant. Tho oBlclals consider tho ciiso
II very Busplclfus one.
CAni.ix A. E. B. Sparrosv, an English
man, went io Las Vegas, N. M., last
Tuno anil lnvrotcd $75,000 In a bogus cattlo
-ompony. The investment proved nn cntlro
loss.leavlng him without means of support,
nnd on tho 39th ult. ho ended his existence
by suicide nt Hot Springs.
Tun steamer Bradtsh Johnson', used oa a
lioarding house at Jackson, Ala., where tho
"West Alabama railroad brldgo is building,
"was burned on tho night of tho 39th ult.
Two whites, Otis McElroy and Dan Mil
liousc, aro missing; and two negroes, Lewis
Adams nnd Sen Hush, wcro drowned. It Is
lielicvcd that ten others, all negroes, per
ished in tho flames, and ton others drowned.
A slxigiiino party of scholars and teach
rrs connected with tho St. Peter's Sundny
I'.cliool of Niagara Falls, N. Y wero cross
ing tho New York Central railroad tracks
in that vltlago on tho 29th ult., when tho
olclghwas struck by a switching engine.
No one was killed, but nearly all wcro in
jured, one, Miss Annlo Locbcr, probably
The opera housa at Galcsburg, 111., owned
by C. Brcchwald & Co. and Anron Nash,
was totally destroyed by liro on tho 29th
lilt. Loss about $75,000; Insurance (35,000.
A nun at Qrecnsburg, Fa., on tho 23th
ult. destroyed ten buildings Including tho
Laird Houso, Temple's hardware. Btoro, tho
JTrtM office, Caleb Stark's dwelling and
four stores. Tho guests of tho Laird
Houso wcro sound asloep when tho liro
started, and many of them barely escaped
from tho building In their night clothes.
Loss cstimntedat (100,000; Insured for about
half that amount
Nearly half of thetown of Marlboro, Md.,
was destroyed by flro on tho 30th ult, caus
ing an estimated loss of $75,000.
Oris Jossklov, who Is wanted In Lynch
burg, Va., for an extensive forgery on tho
Winger Manufacturing Company, was cap
Gircd 111 Hartford, Conn., on tho 30th ult.
William Lester foil into a vat of prussio
'Acid at Work's candlo factory, Cincinnati,
on tho 30th ult and was so badly scalded
that drnVh soon resulted.
Larov quantities of counterfeit silver
coin aro being tendered In Hunter's Point,
I,. I., by fanners returning from Now York
City. It appears that most of tho counter
felts havo been given in chnngo by bar
tenders In saloons. It is believed that a
Rang of counterfeiters In upper Now York
nro getting rid of their goods through tho
connivance of saloon-keepers and bar
tenders. Cluveriits, tho condemned murderer of
3'annlo Lillian Madison, has sent out circu
lars to members of tho Virginia Assembly
for tho purposo of getting them to sign a
petition asking tho Governor to grant htm
a rcpriovo until thoy meet
The rumors of a threatened titrlko on tho
(lould southwestern rnllronds about tho 1st
of January are pronounced absolutely with
out foundation by prominent Knights of
Labor and railroad nion.
A report mado by tho chief clerk of tho
United Stttcs mint nt Denver, Col., bIiowb
tho valuo of new gold rocolvcd during 1SS0
to havo boon 1,444,700.29. This does not
Includo tho valuo of mint bars ro-dcposltcd.
The caso of tho Oregon Transcontinental
Company against Kuhn, Loob & Co., of
Now York, In which tho formor recovered
11 verdict of (112,000, was Bottled on tho 30th
ailt by tho payment of (100,000 by Kuhn,
Locb &Co.
At tho now armory building at Nnntlcoko,
Fa., on tho 80th ult. a scaffold upon which
Jlvo men wero at work gavo way and tho
men wcro precipitator! to tho ground below..
All wore terribly cut and brulsod. John
Oswcll, a carpontor, had botli legs broken
,1111a was latauy injure!.
While conducting tho examination of
Sheriff McKlnnoy's murdorors at Cotulla.
Tex., on tho noth ult, Judgo Hnrwoodfoll
from nls scat to tho lloor tlaad. It Is bo
I loved that death was cunsod by an ovcr-
dicovj tbnVtdno.
In IBS) Um Saginaw river mills manu
factured 708,850,000 foot of lumber, 237,403,
000 shingles, 100,000,000 pieces of lath and
havo now on hand 815,000,000 fcot of lum
ber. Fihe In tho sploo mills of William Bchot-
len, utSt, Louis on tho ItOlh ult. causod a
loss on building of (10,000; on stock, (35,000;
.011 machinery, (10,000; total, (5,000-, Insur
ance, (50,000.
Thee bills wero found by tho special
grand jury at Columbus, O., on tho 80th ult.
against Algernon Oranvlllo, It B, Mont
gomery, Otto Horn, B. H. Marriott and O,
It Montgomery for bolng concorned In tbe
tally-sheet forgorios of tho Thirteenth
ward of that city. Indictments wero also
roturnod against John Francis and "Doc."
Uampboll, tho two convicts who havo
gained audi notoriety In connection with
tho prosecution of tho search for tho guilty
partlos. Tho Indicted men wore bound
oyer to tho Common Fleas Court.
James Kenmoiie, nu orphan, ngod four
toon, committed suicldo by hanging hinuclf
ut Footono, 111., on tho 80th ult. In company
with other children ho had uttondod a
'Christmas troo party, at which all rocolvcd
presents but hlMsolf. It I thought this
fact so proyod upon his mind that ho ended
his Ufa as above.
Tun Michigan Boldlors' Homo, noar
Grand Rapids, was rtedicatod with Imposing
coromonics on tho 89th ult In tho prcsenco
of 7,500 peraonB, mostly volornu soldiers
nnd members of tho G. A. It from all parts
of tho State Governor Alger delivered
tho dedicatory nddross. Tho building Is
335 by 130 fcot, tbroo stories, nnd has ac
commodations for COO Inmates.
At a meeting of tho Chicago City Council
on tho 80th ult. n proposition to tender tho
southern end of Lnko park as a placo for
tho gravo and monument of tho Into Senator
Logan was Incorporated Into an ordtnanco
and unanimously passed.
Navioition on tho Hudson river between
Nowburgli nnd Now York closed ontho30th
ult for tho winter.
The Jury In tho caso of Stephen Collins,
tho FInkcrton ofllccrchargcd with tho mur
dor of Arthur Wlghtman during tho stock
yardsstrlko at Chicago, on tho 30th ult
rendered a verdict of acquittal.
The east-bound express on tho Pitts
burgh, Ft. Wnyna & Chicago railroad
struck a sled containing twenty young peo
plo who woro crossing tho track near Fort
Wnyno, Ind., on tho slst ult Mrs. Lizzlo
Lcppcr nnd Miss Tino Mlncckcr wcro In
stnntly killed, nnd seven other young ladles
wcro seriously hurt
Priestly IlucKMASTEit, who has spent
twenty-six years In tho Ohio penitentiary
for tho murder of his wlfo, was pardoned
by Oovornor Foraker on tho 1st Tho crlmo
was committed In Coshocton County in
ISflO. Buckmastcr was tho oldest prisoner
in tho penitentiary.
Tub Bibb County Orphnn Home, near
Macon, On., burned nt midnight on tho 1st
Forty-five children woro turned out In their
night clothing with tho thermometer mark
ing twclvo degrees. Owing to tho dlstnnco
from town, nsslslanco was lato In arriving,
but tho children wcro finally taken care of
by neighbors. Tho loss is (7,000.
The explosion of a boiler In Sclbcrllng's
mower and reaper works at Akron, O., on
tho Slst ult wrecked tho boiler-house, n
two-story structure. Threo boys named
William Brown, Iludolph nnd William
Zander wero In tho second-story of tho
building. Brown was killed and William
Zander probably fatully hurt Four other
employes wero seriously injured. Tho loss
bv reason of tho explosion is estimated at
Tub members of n family named Thomas,
In Pittsburgh, woro taken down on tho 3d
with trichinosis, contracted through eating
raw ham, which proved to bo allvo with
parasites. One of the sons can not recover.
Amf.moihai. to Congress has been for
warded to tho Alabama Senators at Wash
ington for an appropriation for tho colored
iwoplo's world's fair to bo held at Birming
ham in the autumn of 1S37.
Colonel W. II. Bolton, tho ex-superintendent
of second class mall matter re
cently Indicted for embezzlement, was bo
f ore Judgo Illodgctt In tho United States
District Court nt Chicago on tho 31st ult.
nnd pleaded guilty to withholding (12,000
from tho Government
At Cumberland, Md., on tho 1st tho fifteen-year-old
daughter of Hartley Knee,
while coming down stairs, fell with a coal
oil lamp In her hand. Tho lamp exploded,
setting her clothing on flro nnd sho was
burned to death.
A 'construction train nnd a regular
freight on tho Southern Pacific railroad
collided In a deep cut near Devil's river,
300 miles west of San Antonio, Tex., on tho
31st ult Jinny freight-laden cars wcro
wrecked and afterwards burned. Four
whito men on tho construction train were
burned to death.
A riREatGrccnvlllo, Ky.. on tho 3d do
stroyed half tho business portion of tho
town, entailing a loss of (30,000.
Commissioner Colman has sont out a
long statement regarding pluro-pneumonia,
and tho alleged spread of tho Infection
from Sliufcldt's stables In Chicago. Ho
says tho dlsoaso Is bolng pr opogated by Chi
cago butchers.
The arbitrators to whom was referred
tho question of advanco In wages demanded
by tho Mahoning Valloy, O., miners, havo
mado tho following award : That from and
afterDccemberSl, 1830, tho basoprlcoperton
formlmngcoal In tho Mahoning valloy shall
bo advanced from 55 to G3 cent s per ton, and
tho wago3 of drlv ers and roodmen shall ro
main as thoy aro now, nt (1.75 per day.
The output of tho Colorado mines for
1330 Is estimated aa follows; Silver, (18,
450,901; lead, $5,123,290; gold, (5,037,901;
copper, $132,570. During tho ycartho Lead
vlllo district sent Into tho m nrkcts of tho
United States 46,433 tons of lend, 8,1(10,145
ounces of silver, 30,840 ounces of gold nnd
133,575 tons of ore.
A seciiet circular has boon issued by
District Assombllos Nos. 57 and 135 Knights
of Labor, of Chicago, placing a boycott
against P. D. Armour & Co., becauso thoy
would not concodo to tho eight-hour move
ment last spring.
The weekly statomont of tho Now York
associated banks, Issued on tho 1st shows
tho following changes: lloscrva Increase,
$3,039,150; loans decrease, (M!,400; specio
increase, $5,415,100; legal tenders increase,
$1,523,100; deposits Increaso, $7,590,300; cir
culation increase $3,500. Tho bunks held
$12,271,800 in oxcoss of tho twenty -live per
cent rulo,
The jury In tho Bay Vioiv riot cases at
Milwaukee, Wis., returned a verdict on tho
Slst ult. Andrew Bonccl and John Datko
wcro acquitted, and John Ooudck was found
guilty, (loudok lod n mob to n priest's
house, whero guns belonging to tho Kosci
usko Guards hod been storod, and attempted
to solzo the arms for an attack on tho mili
The heaviest snow storms for a number
of years prevailed throughout Indiana on
tho 1st and 2d. Hnllroad trafllo was nearly
blockaded. In romo places snow was fivo
fcot docp nn 11 lovol, while In tho ravines It
was six feet
NoBtcps have yet boon taken toward
selecting a flnal resting placo for tho re
mains of General Logan. It Is not probablo
tho body will bo removed from Its present
location beforo spring.
C.uiNr.aii: linos. & Co, hnvo decided to
croct a now stool rail mill nt Braddock, l'u.,
nnd work on tho structuro will commence
within tho noxt thirty days. Tho now
plant will cost upwards of n million dol
lars and givo omploymout to n largo number
of men.
Kr.roiiTa from thirty of tho leading clear
ing houses of tho country show aggregate
exchanges for tho week ended December
31 amounting to $2S5,312,43I, against $S.),
633,000 tho previous week. As compared
with tho corresponding week of 1SS5 tho In
crease amounts to 5.3 per cont.
UoiiEiiT Hanna, superintendent of a
coal mlno nt Clarksburg, W. Vn., was killed
at that placo on tho 31st ult. While, de
scending from tho mlno to tho railroad truck
011 nnlncllno tlio ropo broko, precipitating
him with tho cur,to tho bottom. Death was
Nine of tho principal business houses at
Knlghtsvlllo, Ind., woro destroyed by liro
on tho 2d, Loss $25,000) half Insured.
personaiTand political.
The announcement It mado that MI11
Edith Talmago, daughter of Ilov, T, Do
Witt Talmage, will be marrlod soon to Mr,
Allan Donnan, of IUohmond, Va.
A scnscim-noN fund for tho benefit of
Mrs. Logan was started at Washington on
tho 2-Sth, and within twenty-four hours ovor
(15,000 had been subscribed.
A? Y.n Clairo, Wis., on tho 23th ult, tho
Prohibitionists of tho Eighth Congressional
district nominated Hugh Prlco for tho abort
Congressional term, and Peter Truax, of
Kan Clairo, for tho long term, to succeed
William T, Price, deceased.
Geokoe Ciiami'ton, a loom manufacturer
of wldo roputution, died nt his homo In Wor
cester, Mass,, on tho 29Lb ult, agod fifty-Bovon.
mes A. McMabtehs, editor of lbs Sow
York Frrtman't Journal, nnd a lending
Cathollo journalist, died m St. Mary's hos
pital, Brooklyn, N. Y., on tho 23th ult, from
tho effects of a fall a fow weeks ago. Ho
was born In Dunncsburg, N. Y., In 1820, nnd
was tho son of n Protestant minister.
Colonel JamesMoDeiimottIIae, Inventor
of tho railway mall distribution scheme,
died at his homo In Tolodo, O., on tho 39th
Michael Davitt, tho famous Irish patriot,
was married at Oakland, Cal., on tho 80th
ult to Miss Mamlo Yoro.
Gr.onnn Etsteii, Jr., dlod suddenly nt
Philadelphia on tho 30th ult. Mr. Eyslor
hold the oftlco of Assistant Trcnsuror of tho
United States nt Philadelphia from 1S09,
when ho was appointed by General Grant,
until Inst Juno.
TheNowMoxIco Territorial Legislature
organized at Santa Fo on t ho 30th ult, with
n Republican majority of two In each
branch. Oovornor Ross in his messago
recommends tho funding of tho outstanding
Territorial warrants and long-tlmo bonds nt
a low rato of Interest
Lieutenant William II. EsionT has been
ordored to command tho Thetis, ono of tho
Greoly rolief vessels, which has boon ro
fitted nt tho Brooklyn navy yard and will
bo attached to tho Pacific squadron.
General W. W. LoniNo Pasha, formerly
of tho United States army nnd of tho Con
fedorato army, and later tho commander of
Lorlng's corps In tho Egyptian nrmy, died
of pneumonia In New York City on tho
30th ult.
Subscriptions to tho fund for tho bene
fit of Mrs. Logan had reached 540,000 on
tho 1st.
llr.v. TnuMAN M. Post, D. D., tho oldest
Protestant minister In St Louis, died on
tho 21st ult, aged soventy-slx years.
MATon-ELECTUEWiTTandothcr municipal
ofllccrs of New York, who woro cloctcd In
November last, wero formally installed on
tho 1st but without nny special ceremony.
Mn. V. P. S.NTnnn, Deputy Controller of
tho Currency, has been appointed oxnmincr
of national banks at tho cities of New York,
Brooklyn and Jersey City in plnco of Mr. A.
M. Scrlba, who bas heretofore hold that
The ship Jontson, from' Itottcnlnm for
America In ballast was wrecked off Dover,
England, a fow days ago. Ten of tho crow
of thirteen men wcro rescued after an ex
citing scene.
The steamer St John took flro just out
side tho harbor of St John, N. I)., on tho
night of tho 39th ult. The flro spread so
rapidly that when tho vessel was beached
tho pilot houso where tho captain stood nt
thowhcclwas Inflames. Ascnrchlngparty
tho noxt morning found tho crew of twenty
men huddled together In tho snow on tho
rocks of Black Point Their clothes wcro
frozen to their bodies nnd they wcro suffer
ing terribly, Thoy wero taken to St John
on sledgos. It was found that flvo wcro bo
badly burned. Including Captain Purdy, tho
commander, that thoy can not llvo.
The Canadian Pacific railway has been
notified by tho British Government that
twclvo eighty-ton guns for tho defenso of
Victoria, B. C, aro now being constructed
nt tho Woolwich arsenal, nnd that they will
bo ready for shipment nnd transportation
over tho road in April next It is also Bald
that largo consignments of war material
will arrlvo In tho samo ship which brings
tho guns.
M apaoascau has concluded arrangement!
for obtaining a loan of $3,000, 000 for twenty,
flvo years at six por cent, por nnnum from
tho Comptolr Escomptc, of Paris, guaran
teeing therefor tho customs revenue, of six
of tho Madagascar ports.
Five persons wcro killed and a number
of firemen wcro injured by n flro which de
stroyed n largo block of buildings, at Lis
bon, Portugal, on tho 30th ult
A BEnLiN dispatch of tho 30lh ult says
tho removal of the snow which fell In tba
lata storm has revealed an appalling loss of
life. Many travelers wero overtaken by
the storm. Fifty bodies havo boon found
In Saxony, thirty in Thurlngia and forty in
Southern Germany. It is estimated that
tho total loss of Life will bo nearly two hun
dred. The British steamer Dragoman, from Sa
vannah, December 12, for Liverpool, on tho
3d collided with and sank an unknown vos
sol off Blrdseyc, England. Fourteen por
sons wcro drowned.
A Vienna dispatch Bays that 15,000 Jows
havo been expelled by tho government
from Kelff, Rv jia.
Tun shipping trado of Liverpool during
1SS0 fell off 100,000 tons, as compared with
1835. Tho decrease was wholly in foreign
trade, coastwiso shipping having somewhat
Br tho burning of tho reserved inclosuro
of tho People's Park, nt Madras, India, ri
tho 31st ult, during tho progress of a fair,
two hundred nnd sevcnty-flvo natives loll
their lives. No Europeans woro killed.
Tnn boiler in Thompson's snw-mlll near
Geneva, Pa., exploded on tho ;id, wrecking
tho mill and instantly killing Frank Thomp
son, a son of tho proprietor, mid two others,
and badly Injuring a fourth. Tho names of
tho other men could not bo learned.
The engine houso of tho Fort Wnyno,
Cincinnati & Louisville railway ut Muncls,
Ind., burned on tho night of tho 1st. Ono
of tho best passenger engines was also de
stroyed. Loss $50,000.
At Cheboygan, Mich., tho mercury stood
fifteen degrocs below zoro on tho 3d. Tho
Straits havo been frozen over bIiicojNow
Year's day aud tho Ico fs strong enough to
bear horses. This Is tho caiilCDt freezing
of tho Straits In many years.
The Issue of staudard silver dollars from
tho mints during tho week endod Dcccmbor
81 wcro $511,003; during tho corresponding
period of last year $170,031. Tho shipments
of fractional sliver coin during December
amounted to $037,405.
HoiiATio Potteii, Bishop of tho dioccso
of New York, died in that city on tho 3d, In
his eighty-fifth year.
The coinage nt tho mints during Decem
ber amount to $1,131,152, of which $2,550,301
woro standard dollars.
The Pennsylvania Supremo Court, In an
elaborate opinion by Judgo Htcrrctt, sus
tains tho constitutionality of tho "Oleo
lnargarino act."
The now State ofllccrs of Wisconsin woro
quietly sworn in nt Madison on tho 3d. An
elaborate programme of festivities, Includ
ing a bull In tho evening, had boon arranged,
but Governor HuBk put a veto upon every
thing in that lino upon learning of tho death
of General Logan.
William Si.iMsir.ii, proprietor of tho ex
tensive oil roflncry at Norrlslown, l'u.,
made nn assignment on tho 3d. Liabilities
$70,000; assets unknown, but it is thought
that they aro far below the Indebtedness.
A ihstinct shock of carthqunko, lasting
about flvo seconds, was felt nt Westminster,
Carroll County, Md., early 011 tho morning
of tho 3d. Tho shock was also plainly felt
In adjoining towns,
A Detroit (Mich.) dispatch snys that
Senator Jones, of Florida, In an Interview
nuuounccs that ho will not B" to Washing
ton this wlntor uflur all, but that ho will
stay In Detroit until tho Florida Legislature
meet', whon ho will bo n candldato for ro
election: John P, Sciimeldeii, Stata Senator from
tho Twenty-first Senatorial district of Ohio,
died at Minster, Auglulzo County, on tho 8d.
Six soldiers woro killed by a gas oxplo
slon In Cambrldgo barracks, Portsmouth,
England, on tho 8d. Twonty-ono wor
found and oxtricatod from tho ruins of tin
barracks. All of tho rescued voro moro or
l Injured.
The Now York Ctmwurtlal IMMln cstl.
mates tho December liro loss In tho Unitod
States and Canada at (11,200,000, and tho
loss during 18380 ut (110,090,000. This is
largely In oxcoss of previous figures, both
as rcgurds tho month of December and tho
year just ended.
Tho Funoral Ooromonloa of tho
Lato Qonator Logan,
Tlin Rrnatn Clmnilirr Crowded With Immi
nent Person to Wltncn the l'un.rat
Kxcrclses ltemalns l'lnceil
In n Vault.
Washinoton, Jan. 1. Daylight camonpon
Washington yesterday morning with tho
most mlserablo weather, a cold, drizzling
rain, with nn Inch of Ico and snow on tho
streets, making locomotion for pedestrians
as dangerous as unpleasant Butnelthor
tho raw, cold rain nor tho sleet kept tho
eager cro.vd from tho Capitol. Tho guards
of honor stntcd that tho viewers of tho re
mains of Senator Logan began to enter tho
Capitol ns early as six o'clock. Thoy camo
In a volumo as lato ns twolvo o'clock Thurs
day night, niter which hour thcro wcro
only stragglers. A largo number vlowpd
tho remains between two and threo o'clock
In tho morning.
Lato Thursday night a very small, hunch
backed old lady hobbled Into tho rotunda.
When sho reached tho casket tho top of
which stood four feet nbovo tho lloor, tho
guards observed that sho could not seo the
face of tho dead man, as her head was six
Inches below. Sho was offered and accepted
tho assistance of Comrades It. S. Lacy nnd
J. C. 8. Burke, who lifted her up. As her
eyes met tho faco In tho casket a stream of
tears burst forth. Major Burko saw tho
old lady's sadness, and observed: "Thou
nrt mightier than he," meaning that she,
though n mlserablo clippie, had physical
lifo, whereas Senator Logan was dead. At
this expression tho poor littlo hunchback
was overcomo and was carried away In a
condition which threatened hysteria.
Tho night vigil was rolnforccd by tho full
guard of honor, nnd tho whole number,
about forty, wero drawn up In platoons.
Tho outer doors wero then closed nnd tho
outsido public refused admission to tho ro
tunda. All of tho other entrances were
then closed and only those having tickets of
admission wcro allowed to enter. The
casket was closed, also, and tho flag drawn
up Its entire length.
At 11 :30 everything In tho rotunda was In
readiness for tho removal to tho Senate
chamber, whero tho obsequies wcro to tako
place. Thero was a very largo coucourso
of pcoplo on tho outsido of tho Capitol,
standing In tho cold rain, hoping to seo
something to satisfy curiosity ortodo some
thing to show respect to tho memory of tbe
dead man.
Tho Senators and Representatives wcro
tho first to enter tho Scnnta chamber,
which was filled to its utmost capacity with
narrow, enno-seated chairs. Their eyes
wcro met with ono of tho grandest floral
dlspluys ever seen. Fully two dozen crosses,
crowns, gates ajar, wreaths, etc., wero
banked up In front of tho desk of tho read
ing clerk and immediately beforo tho chair
of the President of tho Senate
At 11:45 tho Justices of tho Supremo
Court of tho United States entered and
shortly after them camo tho other Invited
guests. Every eye, ns It entered tho cham
ber or galleries, which wcro Boon filled,
turned to tho chair and desk recently occu
pied by Senator Logan. Both aro directly
in front of tho President of tho Senate on
tho front row and near tho center aisle.
They wcro deeply draped In black crepo.
At 11:50 tho pall-bearers nnd tho Congres
sional committee formed in procession In
the rotunda, and tho casket was lifted from
Its resting placo and carrlod by members
of tho guard of honor toward tho Scnnto
chamber. Tho corridors wero so packed
with people and tlio procession was com
posed of so many that progross was slow.
While tho way was being opened Mrs.
Logan, leaning on tho arm of her son, en
tered tho chamber followed by other mem
bers of tho family. It was now 12:05. They
wero seated to tho left of tho president's
chair. Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs.- Folsom and
Mrs. Lamont and ono or two others were ac
corded front scats.
At 12 :07 p. m. tho procession from tho ro
tunda arrived at tho south entrance. It was
preceded by tho Sergcant-at-Arms nnd his
deputy. Behind them wcro Bishop An
drews and tho ltov. Dr. O. II. Tiffany, of
tho Methodist Episcopal church, then camo
General Sherman, Mr. Conkling and tho
Congressional committee. Tho ltov. Drs.
Newman and Butler, tho latter Chaplaiu of
tho Senate, met tho cortege nt tho door and
Dr. Newman openod tho Bible and began
reading tho burial service as tho cutranco
was made, proceeding towards tho presi
dent's chair as ho did so.
At twelve o'clock Chnplaln Butler read a
brief prayer. After this tho llov. Dr.
Tlfllany offered prayer, occupying about
fifteen minutes. lie referred to tho fidelity
of tho deceased in all his relations of life,
and asked Heavenly consolation for those
left behind. During Dr. Tiffany's prayer
tho suffering of Mrs. Logan was most pa
thetic. Seated on her left was Charles
Logan, brother of tho dead Senator, upon
whoso arm she leaned for support, but as
I ho minister spoko of tho afTcctlonato char
acteristics of tho deceased sho would havo
fallen forward from tho chair but for tho
support given by her son, who occupied n
sent on her right, and whoso hand sho con
vulsively grasped, wlillo her gasping sobs
wero heard throughout tho chamber. Tho
agony suffered by Mrs. Logan had n no
ticeably strong effect upon most of tho wo
men present, many of whom wept with her
through sympathy, jsirs. uiovcianu sccmco
to restrain from tears with difficulty. Dr.
Tiffany ended with tho Lord's Prnyor, in
which nearly all in tho chamber joined.
At tho conclusion of tho prayer Dr. New
man began his commemorative sermon, in
which ho said: "Again In this chamber tho
shrino of a Nation's dead, and hero, in tills
placo of honor, tho arena of his greatest
civic services and triumphs, whero ho ills
plaved his eminent talents in statesmanship,
whero ho was respected by all fortho purity
of his Intentions, tho ardor 01 his patriotism
and tho courage of his convictions, It was
proper that Logan bo honored with tlio rites
of burial. Intellectually his rivals under
estimated him, his friends nover fully ap
preciated him, his admirers nover over
valued him. Ho was a prodigious brain
worker, Indofatlgnblo In application, tlro
lcss in energy. His was 11 lifo of Intellectual
activity. From his admission to tlio bar nt
tlio ago of twenty-five, to his placo in his
Stnlo Legislature, to bis placo in Congress,
aud to his position as Senator, ho left tho
Impress of his Intellect upon national leg
islation. Futuro gonoratlons would read
his speeches with wonder and admiration.
In nil his legislative lifo ho was
nover crushed in debate. Somo men
havo tho flower of language. Logan
had tho flower of tho thought. Ho
had tho cloquonco of logic, nnd could
raise metaphor into argument. His passion
nto nnturo was Intense. Ills emotional be
ing resembled tho ocean. Tho passions of
love, Joy, hopo, doslro, grlof, hatred and an
ger woro Btrong to him. Ho could lovo llko
a woman, sport lilto a child, hopo llko a
saint His grlof was intense, his hatred in
veterate. His anger burned llko u mountain
of flro. Ho alternated botwcoii profound
calm and furious storms, Logan had nn
honorablo ambition; but it was nbovo cor
ruption and intrigue In his manliness ho
did not hcsltato to proclaim his desire, nor
disgulso his noblo aspirations. From his
very nnturo ho became tho soldier's friend.
Ills tondorness of nature mado him tho
friend of ovory Boldlor In tho war, Ho car
rlod tho years of tho wur through each re
ceding decade, and lived among Ha stirring
memories, and to-day three hundred nnd
fifty thousand veterans In tho Grand Army
of tho Itopubllo folt that thoy hud lost a
friend, and a million pensioners, or thoir
widows and orphans, hrcallio u prnyor to
Heaven for tho peuco of his soul; the
spirits of tho patriots slain In tho war hover
around tho groat soul of Logan and thank
him that on cact returning SOU) of May
their graves aro not forgotten, but aro cov
ered with flowors.
Dr. Newman, In closing, paid n touching
trlbuto to tho purity, ponco and lovo of Mr.
Logan's domestic lifo. Thcro his Inner lifo
was displayed without restraint Thcro
was his rotroat from tho cares of publlo
lifo. Thcro was wedded lovo of thlrty-ono
happy years, tho wlfo of his youth, his su
premo nnd constant delight. Ho was her
tower of Btrongtli. Bluff, steady, honest
Logan was a Christian ; in faith nnd prac
tice, slncero and humble, ho accepted Christ
as his personal Savior. Standing by the
tomb of Grant on Inst Memorial da-, Logan
deliver nn oration on Immortality. "In that
glorious hopo ho died. Ho has joined his
comrades In tho skies. Ho has nnswered
to tho morning call of eternal lifo."
At ono o'clock, all thoso occupying scats
on tho floor of tho Bcnato chamber, aroso
wlillo Bishop Andrews pronounced tho
Mr. Sherman, tho presiding officer, then
nnnouueed that tho cortcgo would form ac
cording to programme.
Mrs. Logan, escorted by her son and
brothcr-ln-lnw, and followed by tho other
members of tho family, left the chamber.
Tho guard of honor lilted tho casket and
proccoded from tho chamber, followed by
tho honorary pall-bcarcrs, Cabinet ofllccrs,
Senators nnd others on tho floor. Tho audi
enco in tho galleries quietly hut quickly
dispersed nnd In a few moments tho cham
ber was deserted, except by a few who
lingered about tho platform whero tho cas
ket rested, admiring tho many beautiful
floral tributes which had been left behind.
When .tho casket was carried from tho
Capitol, by tho cast front, und placed In tho
hearse, a magnificent military display was
presented. Several companies of artillery
nnd cavalrymen, on foot nnd mounted, wcro
drawn up In line, oxtendlng tho cntlro
length of tho cast Capitol front, whllo mom
bora of tho G. A. It, Loyal Legion, Knights
Templar, etc, all In uniform, ndded to tho
concourso of soldiery.
Tlio rain fell lightly, tho ntmosphcro was
dark and murky, nnd tho surroundings In
tensely unpleasant, but tho proccsston was
ono of tho largest and most imposing that
over moved on a llko occasion in this city.
It moved for Ilock Creek Cemetery at twen
ty minutes past ono o'clock. Tho march
was nt a quick thrco-mllo-an-hour gait Tho
military organizations, both regular and
voluntcor, moved up Pennsylvania avenue,
en routo to Bock Creek Cemetery, followed
by tho pall-bearers, members of tho family,
Senators, Itcpresentntlves, committees of
tho Grand Army of tho Republic, Army of
tho Tennessee, citizens of Illinois, otc.
Then camo tho simplohearse, drawn by four
block horses, and threo hundred carriages,
three abreast Down tho avenuo to Fif-,
tcenth street tho procession moved, then id
Vermont avenue, to Rliodo Island avenue,
to Seventh street road nnd to tho cemetery.
The pedestrian portion of tho funeral pro
cession suffered terribly from tho unusually
bad condition of tho streets. The snow and
sleet which had fallen during tho night and
early morning mado walking extremely
dlfllcult and decidedly unpleasant. When
Seventh and Boundary streets wero reached
most of tho pedestrians abandoned tho pro
cession nnd returned to tho city. Tho regu
lar array men, marines aud some of the
colored troops, together with nil tho car
riages, continued tho march to tho ceme
tery. Crowds were gathered all along tho
lino of tho procession from tho Capitol
steps, down tho hill and along Pennsylvania
avenuo, nnd ns far ns tho course of tho pro
cession lay through tho populous part of tho
Tho ceremonies nt tho cemetery wero
conducted by Rev. Dr. Swallow, Post Chap
lain of tho Army of tho Potomac, and wero
qulto brief and simple
Mrs. Logan viewed from her carriago
window tho proceedings nt the vault whero
tho remains of her distinguished husband
were deposited and whero they will rest un
til arrangements for permanent Interment
Bhall havo been perfected.
The. Thrllllnf; Itldo or rnRnpngeri on a
Kocky Mountain Train.
Toronto, Ont, Jan. 1. A thrilling ac
count of a trip on a wildcat train down tlio
RockyMountalnsistoldby William Tlllic,
n traveler who has just arrived hero by tho
Canadian Pacific railway from British Co
lumbia. Last week two cars of a passen
ger train, whllo being hauled up tho steep
grade In Kicking Horso Pass, which Is ono
Inch to tho foot for nearly two miles, broko
looso from tho locomotlvo nnd commenced
a mad career down tho mountain side. Tha
brakes wero frozen and could not bo ap.
plied with offect. Somo of tho occupants
in tho cars tried to rise, but tho speed was
so great that thoy could not stir from their
scats. Tho cars reached a safety switch a
dl6tanco of two miles from tho placo they
broko looso from tho locomotive, in ono min
ute. Tho passenger cnught tho safety
switch and was piled on tho opposito in
cline a complete wreck. Tho baggogo car,
which did not contain any passengers, went
on down tho main lino und did not lcavo
tho track. A number of passengers wcro
killed nnd others received probably fatal
Injuries. Somo miraculously escaped al
most uninjured.
Twelve llodlcs roumllii the Vats of Threo
Medlral College ut Atlanta, Oa. All
Hurled but a Hhort Time.
Atlanta, Jan. 1, Thursday, John Harde
man, a well to do colored man of Cobb
County, camo to this city In search of tho
body of his son Charles, which had been
Btolon from tho Smyrna gravoynrd tho day
before Ho was given police escort to ex
amino tho vnts of three medical colleges
here Ho was unsuccessful in his search,
but a greater sensation lay behind. Thcro
was found In ono college seven bodies, in
another four and In another tho half of ono
body. Out of tho twolvo thus exposed to
tho ofllcer's vlow, thero wcro only two
who ho.dld not hnow In lifo. Ono body was
that of a married lady who was burled
within tho past month with great pomp.
Another, was that of a person whom tho
ofllcer had seen in perfect health but a
week beforo, and of whoso death ho had not
heard. Several wcro of persons gcnprally
known In tho city. All this goes to provo
that gravo-robblng goes on right hero
whoro loast oxpectod. An effort Is being
mado to keep tho disclosures secret, as a
general knowledgo of them would arouse
populur Indignation nnd lead to serious con.
The Miihoulnp; Miners
Younostjwn, O., Jan. 1. Thomas Will
lams, arbitrator for tho miners, and Robert
McCurdy, arbitrator for tho operators, yes
terday succeeded In agreeing upon tho se
lection of tho third momber of tho board
aud appointed Hon. Robert Mackoy, who
accepted. Mr. Muckey is a retired farmer,
roslding In tho suburbs of tho city, was
formerly n momber of tho Legislature, nnd
Is a man of most oxcollent roputntion, pos
sessing tho coufidenco of both miners und
operntois. It Is now believed tlio board, or
a majority of It, which Isollthnt li required
under tho agreement to arbltrnto, will
shortly settlo tho differences existing bo
tween tho minors and operators.
m .
Meeting1 f Free Traders.
New Yoiik, Jan. 1, Tho Freo Trado club
aro preparing a masB meeting to bo held at
Coopor Union on thoovcnlngof January 11,
"lo'protost against tho retention of war
taxes und the attempt to reduce tho Inter
nal rovenuo by taking oft tho tax on whisky
and tobacco." D. Willis James Is to pro
sldoand tho speakers who hnvo already
promised to bo present will bo w. r. wwy
son, oditor of tlio Charleston -Vrir and
Courier! Hon. Perry Belmont, Hon. William
Dorsho mer. tho Hon. carl Hchurz, nonry
Uoorgo and Congroasman-olect Russell, of
MassachusottB. It Is also expected that
Speaker Carlisle yAU uiako nn nddrcss.
A lteruinie nf the Mo.t Important Occur
rence lit lluinn uud Aorouil tor tlio Yenr
dust l.nrirri.
Tho record of tlio old year at homo pro
scuts much for which to bo thankful
bountiful harvests, Increased trado and
cummorco, peace with nil countries, ab
sence of pestilence, continued development
of National resources und a happy nnd
prosperous venr.
Tlio lcgislatlvo history of tho country
presents many Interesting foitures. Dur
ing tho first boisIou of tho Forty-ninth
Congress, which lasted soven months
nnd twouty-elght days, tho fol
lowing measures of lmportttuco wcro
enacted Into lnws! Tho Presidential
Succession bill; legalizing tho Incorpora
tion of National trades unions; tlio Oloo
lnargnrlno bill; tho Increaso of tho navy;
tlio relief of Fttz John Porter; and tlio In
crcaso to $12 or month of tlio pensions ol
widows nnd dependent relatives. Durlnij
tho second session tho Electoral Count bill,
tho bill to repeal tlio Tenure of
Ofllco net, nnd tho resolution against
open cxccullvo sessions of tho
Scnnto havo pnssed. Tho follow
ing nro still ponding: Tho Intor-Stnto
Coinmorco b'.ll, tho Mexican Pension bill,
tho bill repealing tlio Timlior Culture, Pre
emption mil Do3ort Lund laws, tho Tariff
bills, tho bill to prevent ultens from ac
quiring or owning land In tho Territories,
tlio Bankruptcy bills, tho Anti-Polygamy
bills, tlio Chinese Indemnity bill, nnd tho
hill for tho ndmlsslou of Dakota nnd Wash
ington Territories.
Another Important ovent was tho nego
tiation of a supplemental extradition treaty
with Great Britain, adding manslaughter,
embezzlement larceny und dynamiting to
tho extraditable offenses.
Tho Administration has hnd two littlo
specks of wur. Tho first grow out of tho
nrrcst of Cutting, n citizen of Texas, by tho
Mexican authorities, In tho management of
which thoStuto Department displayed con
spicuous inability. Ibo possibility of Inter
national disturbance, however, was finally
averted by his 1 cleaso last August, after ho
had been tried and sentenced by n Mexican
court, tho po.ialty being his detention for a
few days. Tlio Cinailiiii dllllculty has
been 11 moro serious one Tlio 12th of May
tho schooner David J. Adams was .seized at
Digby,N. S..for alleged violation of tho fish
ery laws. This was the signal for tlio seiz
ure of fourteen moro during tlio aummer
upon nil sorts of pretexts, most of thorn
trivial. Protests wero made, buttheywero
unavailing, as tho Canadians wcro evi
dently determined to forco this country
into n new treaty. A bill passed Congress
which gavo I ho President power to retal
iate by cutting off commercial intercourse,
but ho declined to usj It Tlio English
Government sustained tho Canadians in
their courso nnd thus far no satisfaction
has been obtained. Tlio President in his
message to Congress recommended tho
appointment of n commission to tlx tlio
losses by thoso outrages nnd mako a
demand for them.
Tho most exciting events of tho year
havo been tlu great Southwestern strike
on tlio Missouri Pacific und tho eight-hour
movement In Chicago, which culminated
in tlio Anarchistic bomb-throwing. Tho
operatives on tho Missouri Pacific,
10,00) in number, wero ordered out
by tho Knights of Labor tlio 17th of
March becauso some person who had been
discharged in Texas was not rein
stated. Tlio striko rapidly Bprcnd through
Arkansas, Texas, Missouri and Kansas,
and Into East St. Louis, 111. Tho
Governors of tho nbovo States interposed
their nuthorlty to induco tho strikers to re
turn to their work in vain. Mr. Fowdciiy
also denounced the striko ns untimely, nnd
a conflict of autliority aroio hotween him
and Martin Irons, tlio local lender.
Tho 27th of March Mr. Powderly
ordered tho men back to work
pending nn arbitration between him
self nnd Gould, but tho strikers declined
going to work when tho railroad company
refused to take back tho leaders. Tho in
terview camo to nothing nnd tho Execu
tive Board of tho Knights of Labor
rcso.nded tho order to resume. Ill East
St Louis tho striko assumed n violent
form aud seven of tho rioters woro killed.
Meanwhile n committee was appointed by
Congrcss to investigate tho trouble, and
pending Its completion tho strike was de
clared off tho 3d of M113-.
In Chicago on tho 1st of Mny tho eight
hour movement began. Two days lalor,
urged on by the Inflammatory spcecbos of
tlio Auarclilstai a mob attacked McCor-mk-k's
factory, but was repulsed by tlio
police Tho next ovening occurred tho nt
tack upon tho police und tho bomb-throwing
In Huymnrkct square, which resulted
In tho death of seven of tho ofllccrs und
tlio maiming of sixty others. Tho
massacre by tho Anarchists was
tho death-blow of tho eight-hour
movement, and on tho 18th of May tho
men returned to work on tho old basis.
Tlio Anarchist conspirators Spies,
Schwab, Fischer, Eugel, Llngg, Tarsons,
Neebo und Fieldou wero indictod Muy 23,
a jury wus Impaneled July 15, und tho 20th
of Augiibt thoy were found guilty. Tlio
motion fur u now trial wa3 overruled Octo
ber 7, and tho 0th they wero sentenced to
death, with tho exception of Neebo, whoso
punishmont was fixed nt fifteen years In
tlio pcnltoutlary. Tlio 25th of November
Judgo Scott issued 11 supersedeas in tho
Thcro have bo3n numerous other strikes
In tlio country, prominent among them
thoso of tho street-car employes and sugar
refinery men in Now York City, tlio mill
operatives at Amsterdam, N Y., tlio tan
ners at Salem und PcaboJy, Mass., tho
gl.iS9-blowef3 of Now Jersey and tlio
miners in Pennsylvania.
Other ovents of Interest during tho year
wero tlio conviction nnd punishment of
Hcrr Most, ths Anarchist, in Now York,
tlio dedication of tlio il.irthol.ll stutuo, tlio
Charleston earthquake In August and tho
November elections,
Although tho old year wus a particularly
peaceful ono yet it lias witnessed many
stirring political events and complications
which 11s tho Now Year dawns portond
speedy Bt rifo botweon tho European Pow
ers. Tlio nucleus nf this menacing agita
tion Is Bulg.ui.1. Tlio year opened with n
protest from Greece against the union of
Bulgaria and Ilouinella, which was
soon followed by tlio mobilization
of hor forces notwithstanding tlio re
peated warnings of tlio Berlin treaty
Powers. Tlio latter, with tlio excep
tion of Russia, recognized tho union und
confirmed tlio appointment of Prince Alex
ander us Governor for a liinitol term of
years, und ultimately succeeded in compell
ing Greece to disarm by a display of forco
ut rial.inils Bay, In August occurred tho
memorable coupd'etnt, growing outof Rus
sian intrigue, by which Aloxamlor was
forced to nbdlcate A Provisional Govern
ment was formed, but tho loyal Bulgarians
overthrew It, established an nntl-Uiisslan
Government, und Invltod Alexander
to return. He appeared at Sophia,
September '.', but beforo nssuinluj powor
sent word to tho Czar that lie would take
tho thi-ono conditional upon his approval
uu unforlunuto message, for tlio Czar nt
once manifested his disapproval, and the
8th of tho samo month Alexander slgnod
tha deed of abdication and tlio Government
passed Into the lain Ja of 11 regency, whoro
it Btlll remains. Meanwhile tho othor
Power woro In corrospoiidcnco with
Russia, demanding to know her Inten
tions, to which bho replied that sho
had no design of occupying Bulgaria. Hor
Envoy, M. Kiiulburs, win already in that
province for tho purposo of Influencing tho
election In the interest of Russia, but his
mission wns u failure Tho election took
pluco in tho faco of Russia's umiounuomont
that it would consider It Illegal, and tho
Bobrunjo mot October 31. A fow days Inter
It elected Piinco Wnldemnr us Governor,
'ill') Prliico promptly declined. Russia
then put forth at her candldato Prince
Nicholas of Mlngrolla, 11 soldier and tool of
tho Cznr, but wan obllgod to wltlilrnw him
owing to tho opposition not only of Uul.
irari.i but nlso of tho larger European
Powers. Tho latest candldato Is Prlnco
Ferdinand of Snxo Coburg Gotha, but, ns
ho U olijectlonnblo to Russia, his candidacy
will also provo a failure Meanwhile Rus
sia has not relinquished her determination
to Russlanlzo Bulgaria, nnd, ns such a pur
poso must bring her into collision with
Austria, whoso interests Ho In tho samo
direction, tho danger of war Is Imminent
Now Year's Day, 1330, tho Queen of En
gland Issued her proclamation niiuounclng
tho annexation of Burmnh, although that
Empire has not yet been pacified or organ
ized, so great lias been the opposition of
tho Burmese. Parliament met tho 12th of
January, and fourteen days lator tlio
Toroy Ministry wns defeated 011 nn
agricultural amendment to tho Queen's
address. Februiry 3 Mr. Gladstone;
formed n 'icw Government Tho l'Jtli
Parliament reassembled, and tho 6th
of April tbo Premier Introduced his famous
Home-Rule bill. Alter n long and excited
debate tho bill was defeated Juno 7. Iho
Cabinet docldod to appeal to the country.
Tlio election favored tlio Tories, Mr.
Gladstone rosignol, nnd n now Gjv
crnmont was fennel by tho Marquis of
Salisbury, In which Lord Ran
dolph Churchill appeared ns tho Chan
cellor of tho Exchequer and lender of tho
Conservatives In the Houso of Commons, a
position which ho resigned last month ow
ing to radical differences Willi tlio
Marquis of Salisbury on questions
of Internal pulley us well ns upon
tho amount or appropriations ncccssury
for tho national defenso hi view of Impend
ing war. Since their advent to power
the Tories havo mado no progress In con
ciliating Ireland. On tho other hand, thoy
havo defeated tin l'.irncU Land bill nnd
proclaimed themselves In favor of 11 moro
coercive policy, tho beginning of which Is
already apparent In tlio arrest of promi
nent Irish loaders upon tlio chargo of con
spiracy to defraud tho landlords out of
their rents.
France, as usual, lias been in a ferment
tho cntlro year. Ilio 4th nf January M.
do Frcycinet formed n now Ministry, which
distinguished Itsolf by concluding a treaty
with Madagascar, expelling tho French
Princes mil seizing n few moro Isl
ands In tho Paciile Tlio 31 of Decem
ber tho Froycinot Ministry wus defeated
on n motion to abolish tho sub
prefecturcs. M. Floquct undertook tho
task of making n now ono nnd fulled, but
tho 11th M. Goblet succeeded in organizing
a Cabinet of very ordinary ability, which
In tlio nature uf things will bo short-lived.
Though plunged heavily In debt Franco is
increasing her nrmics and preparing her
self to meet nu oxpectod attack by Ger
many In the spring.
The latter Powor has apparently had a
quiet year, but under her Hcemlng rcposo
sho has boon preparing herself for war,
nnd n bill 13 now pending for a vory mate
rial Increaso of the nrmy. In Bavaria mad
King Ludwig was deposed Inst Juno, and a
few days afterwards ended his troubles
by drowning himself. Princo Lultpold
succeeded him ns Regent. Italy has
been Bcourgod by tho cholera ngaln,
but, llko tho other Powers, is
putting herself In readiness to meet tho
impending storm of war, regardless of
pestilence. Littlo Switzerland has been
happy, quiet and prosperous. Sweden has
bad her Socialistic troubles and settled
them. Portugal ha3 lost a Conservative
Ministry which lias been BUcccedei
by tho Progressionists. In Spain tlie
new year opened with n Republican
revolution, which was promptly put
down. In October tho Ministry reslgnod
becauso tlio Queoa parJono.l tho lea lers
nnd Sonor Sagnsta formod n nosv one. Tho
only other ovents of interest nro tlio birth
of an heir to tho crown, 11 decreo from tho
Bishops separating Church and Stale, und
tho abolition of slavery In tlio Spanish col
onies. a REC'oiui or the loss or LIFE.
Tho record of loss by disasters of various
kinds Is not as appalling as it was In 1S".
Following is a wholo list of casualties in
tlio Old World whero tho loss of lifo was
Important enough to bo telegraphed, in
cluding thoso who perished by cholera and
In battle, amounts to 113,023 us compared
with 331,815 In lS3r.
The following tnblo gives tho loss of lifo
occurring by various disasters in this coun
try: Tornadoes etilLlKhtnlnp 7i
Holler explosions. .. 13H 'Falling buildings., no
Fires 4'jn,Snuw-illdis -KI
Mining disasters.... IJI Earthquake 30
other explosions.... 77
Floods & drowning.. S37 Total '.Mu
Tho loss of lifo by railroad accidents is
considerably less than that of last year.
Tlio total number of killed as reported by
telegraph Is b55, ns compared with 947 In
1335, C31 in 1SS1, 753 in 1S33, 820 in 1382 nnd
1,010 In 13S1. Tlio total number of thoso
seriously injured,by n slngularcoiiicidciicc,
Is b55, as compared with 9J0 In 1SS5, 1,050 In
1381, 1,110 in 133J, 1,115 In 1832 aud 527 iu
So far as reported 1,553 lives havo been
lost upon tho ocean, 197 on our inland wa
ters (a total of 2,749, as compared with 2,397
last year), 355 by railroads, 2,105 by disas
ters In tho New World, and 113,023 In tho
Old World, including pestilence und battlo,
making 122,791, as compared with 337,403
last year.
the wEAiir or life.
Tho number of persons who havo com
mitted sulcldo In tlio United States is 914,
us compared with 973 last year, 313 in 1331,
T27 In US3, 734 In US! und ISO In 1831. Of tho
total number 757 wcro males nud 157 fo
males. Tho causes are as follows:
Melancholy ...0.' Hu.liicss losses ... ,T3
Insanity tin Liquor M
Domestic trouulo .... 74 llMiculth . M
Disappointed lose iVt Unknown 11
Of tho nbovo cases 311 shot themselves,
181 dlel by poison, 130 by hanging, 79. by
drowning, 8J by cutting tlio throat, 10 by
throwing themselves In front of railroad
trains, 13 by Btibbluj, 7 by lire, 4 by throw
lug themselves from windows, 4 by inhal
ing gas, 4 by starvation, 3 by dynamlto
cartridges, 1 by jumplii j down n shaft, 1
by jumping from a clllf, 1 by beating Ids
head against a wall aud 1 by opening his
veins. Tho revolver und poison npp.-ar to
bo tho f avorlto routes.
Tlio total number of murders committed
hi tills country us reported by telegraph Is
1,499, us romp.ar.nl with 1,303 In 1835, 1,1(13
ill 1331, 1,1.97 in 181, 1,407 In US.', nnd 1,201
ill 1831. Tlio causes for these murders
may bo classified ns follows!
Quarrels Ml
Resisting arrest ... 53
Strike. S3
Itlots HI
Self-dyfeti.o l'i
Outrage 111
Iiu.is 11
Unknown Itsl
Jealousy ltu
Liquor lai
lly hlnliwnymen ... hi)
Illglinvyincn killed t'4
In.anlty 01
lufuiitiiidu H
Tha number of legal executions during
tho year Is less than for many years past,
bolng but o-'l, as compare 1 with 103 lust
your, 123 In 1S3I, 107 ill IS!, 121 in 18J.' and
90 in ISii, Of this numbor all wero males,
42 woro whites, 4) negrnos, aud 0110 China
man. Judgo Lynch his executed in various
ways 131 victims us compared with 181 hint
year, 193 In 1831, 107 In U3I, 121 lu 1S31 and
90 iu KSI Of this iiumbor, Ml woro males,
3 fcmalcu, 02 whites and 71 uegroos.
Tho losses byllro In tho United States
during tlio year will mako It gloomy for tho
lnsuruitco companies. The summary of
losses by flro of f 100,0X1 during tho year Is
as follows!
Junuary ..
ju,77,nno October. tl.Ttu.ooo
liecemUer. ...
Total . .tKWMUl
Totul, ltttJ,,,. a.'.IW.W)
Totul.lS.HI,... 40.lPa.OU)
Totul, 183.1,... tl,WI,7W
'i ho cntlro liro loises In tiio United Statos
nnd Canada for 1830 will reach about $110,
000,000, as compared with 1103,009,000 last
year. Tho flro record, large und small, for
tho month of August was uupreccdcutclly
lurgo, averaging up nearly 113,000,000,
Statomont of Ensign Wlllllam
Howard, TJ. S. N,
Who Traveled One Thousnnil Miles Over
land From 1'nrt Costnn to l'olnt
llnrrosr Throui;li ts I'nrtNeser
llcfore Kxplored. '
New York, Jan, 4. Ensign William L.
Howard, U, B. N., who recently returned
with Lieutenant Stoncy's exploring expedi
tion from Alaska, Is nt tlio Naval Hospital,:
Brooklyn, suffering from tho effects of tho
journey of 0 thousand miles which ho mado
overland from Fort Cosmos to Point Barrosv.
Tlio journey wns through part of Alaska
nover beforo explored, and for n greater
part of tho tlmo Ensign Hownrd lived among
natives who had never beforo seen a whito
man. Mr. Hownrd said to n reporter Sun
day: "I loft Fort Cosmos, on tho Putnam
river, on April 12, taking with 1110 F. J.
Price, a man whom I soloctcd because of
his reliability and his Bturdy physlquo
Throughout everything that occurred after
wards I always had causo to congratulato
myself upon my selection. I was ordered
by Lieutenant Stonoy to journoy across tho
conntry to Point Barrow nnd explore that
Interior section of Alaska, of which littlo
or nothing was known. Wo started with
two sledges and sixteen dogs. Tho travel
ing over the mountains was pretty rongh,
Ins wo frequently got caught In n blizzard
beforo wo could reach tho valley. Every
mountain wo camo to wo would havo
. to unpack our sledges and carry
! tho cargo over on our hacks, tho
dogs following with tho sledges
themselves. When caught In a blizzard wo
had to lash our slcdgos and baggago to
gether and tlo ourselves to tho sledges to
avoid being blown away, I struck tho Cnld-
woll river and explored Its headwaters,
sledging for seven days on its frozen sur
face Tho natives, as a rulo, treated ma
with tho greatest kindness, and did every
thing in their power to nssist mo on my
journey. By somo mysterious means, when
over I arrived nt a vlllago tho Inhabitants
had been Informed that I was coming and
turned out en masso to recelvo mo. Thoso
tribe's who nover beforo had seen n whito
man, took tho greatest posslblo Interest in
tho personal nppcarauca of Prlco and my
self, buttlioy aro a stoical raco, and tried
their best not to let mo boo their surprlso
nt my whit" skin and light hair. Even thoso
tribes whic'i had never seen a whito man
before, had tobacco nnd rifles obtained from
other tribes which traded with tho coast
Indians. They aro diminutive pcoplo, and
are moro llko tho Esquimaux than they aro
llko tho North American Indian. Thoy aro
excessively fond of tobacco men, women
nnd children smoking. I havo seen a moth
er tako a nun ing child from her breastand
put a plpo In his mouth that tho littlo crea
ture might enjoy a fow whiffs.
"Leaving tho Caldwell river I crossed
tho mountains nnd discovered a river which
tho natives called tho Ikpikpuk. I forcboro,
to name this river, leaving that fortho
Navy Department to do. My provisions
now run low, Prlco nnd I wero living on ono
'flap Jack' a day. Tho natives had got out
of food and wcro living on somo decayed
and putrid seal blubber. It was useless to
try and push north until tho river should
open and wo could catch fish to llvo on.
Prlco nnd I, havlngcatcn our last 'flap jack,'
found somo roots which did not go bad at a
)inch, though really I Bhould havo pro
erred a Dclmonlco dinner. I determined
to cxploro tho river I hud discovered nnd so
pushed my way to its headwaters, followed
by my natives, and there encamped from
Mny 23 to Juno :i. Tho uatlves lived on
their putrid seal blubber nnd Prlco and I
nto roots until Juno 3. Then tho birds be
gan to fly nnd wo wero fortunato to shoot
Bomo. Tho river opened, too, and wo
caught somo fish.
Tho natives bore their hardships without
a murmur and took everything ns a matter
of course Tho way they treat their women
is simply abominable Ono day when wo
were making a particularly hard inarch I
noticed n woman who was about to becomo
a mother and bad difficulty in keening up
with tho party. Suddenly tho Indians
halted and somo of tho men dug a cave in
tho snow nnd throw somo skins In It then
put tho woman In nnd resumed their jour
ney. 1 tried to prevent their lcnvlng tho
poor creature there, but they Insisted upon
going on. Wo encamped that night about
six miles from tho placo whero wo had left
tlio woman, nnd nt twclvo o'clock that night
she camo Into camp bringing with her ner
new bom babe Tho next morning when
wo started on our Journey I offored hor my
sledge, but neither Bho nor tho rest of tho
tribo would henr of such a thing, and sho
trudged. along contentedly with tho other
women all day. When tho ico broko up on
tho Ikpikpuk wo floated down to the shoro of
tho Arctlo Ocean, a distance of 300 miles,
in boats mado of dried skins. Near Its
mouth tho river expanded into a scries
of shallow lakes, somo of them fivo
miles wide At tho mouth of tho river wo
met a tribo of coast Indians, nnd oven thoy
ecenicd to know of our coining. Hero an
old woman brought us somo flow, tho first
wo hud seen for ubout two months. I could
only glvo horn plug of tobacco to repay her
for her lonely Journoy of fifty miles to our
rel1'. It wus midnight and tho sun was
shining brightly If you can imagino such
n thing when, having completed my voy
ago In a skin boat along tho Arctlo Coast,
I walked up to tho houso at Point Barrow
and knocked at tho door. A man opened It
uftcr 11 littlo nnd was speechless with
astonishment to see tsvo white men stand
ing there When ho had partially recovered
ho exclaimed: 'Where in blazes did you
como from, and who In blazes aro youl' I
nnswered: 'From Fort Cosmos, nnd 1 am
Mr. Ensign Howard, United States Navy.
When did you havo breakfast!'
"Ho gavo a shout that brought tho other
two inmates of tho bouse to tho door, and
oh, what a breakfast thoy din givo us. I
went to bod at eight o'clock, but It seemed
bo ntco to havo all I wantod to cat once
moro that I just lay nwako uuttl lunch time"
. -
Important Derision liy Judge Greshain.
Chicago, Jan. 4 Judgo Grosham decided
yesterduy tho caso of tho Nodaivay bank,
of Maryville, Mo., against Preston, Keano
& Co., in favor of tho plaintiff. This was
tho suit brought to recover J12,000 worth ol
bonds especially deposltod with Preston,
Keano & Co. by tho Nodaway bank, and
which wcro sunk in wheat deals on the
board of trado by Frederick M. Ker, tho
defaulting cashlor of Preston, Keano &
Co. In deciding tho enso Judgo Grcsham
held that Preston, Keano & Co. had int
used duo caro in protecting tho special do
posit of tho bank. Tho caso will bo carried
to tho Supremo Court of tho Unitod Statos.
Arrested for lrumt larceny.
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 4.-Charlos N.
Wheclor, of Wlllomantle, a son of J, I).
Wheeler, for sovorul years clork and treas
urer of Wlndknm, has been arrested on
n requisition of Oovornor Oglosby, granted
by tho Oovornor of Connecticut upon a
chargo of grand larceny, Wheeler has
been a member of n banking house in Chi
cago dealing in western farm loans and is
charged with stealing tSOO which had been
paid him. Deputy Sheriff Btt-aln, who
sought tho requisition, accuses Wheeler of
other crimes which Involves tho establish
lishmcnt and wrecking of a bank near Chi
cago and defrauding depositors of f 10,000.
Wheeler is very respectably connected.
. m
Mrs. llolt'a Daughter. Have Withdrawn
All Oppo.ltlon.
Macon, Go., Jan, 4. It was announced
Saturday that Mrs. Holt's daughters had
withdrawn all opposition to her marrlago
with L. Q. O. Lamar, tho Secretary of tho
Interior, who Is still visiting his frlcud,
Colonel W. II. Ross, and it Is said that tho
marrlago will tako placo this week. Tho
secretary's friends say that when his mar
riage takes pluco tbe public will not be In
formed, but it will tako place at Mrs. Holt's
houso lu Orango stroot, und nono but tho
members of hor family and a fow Intimate
frlouds of tho secretary will bo present.
Immediately afterwards tho socrotary and
his wlfo will start for Washington,

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