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JAMES HEED ft BOW, Frop'rf.
ASHTABULA, . I onio. NEWS OF THE WEEK. Gathered from All Quarters. WASHINGTON. recommends the repeal of the tax on matches. TilKNatiunal Grange (Patrons of Hus bandry) met In annual se anion at Washington on the 17 th. All State of the L'utou were 1 presented, JSechktauy Sciiuhz recommends in hie annual report au appropriation milllcfpnt to pay the Ponca for their lands, provided tlwy return to the Indian Territory. The Director of the Mint estimated the amount of (fold in this country on the 1st of November at .Yl.VrM,179. The bullion In the mint at tB4i dale was valued at tHVKfJ. 3.7b. The coinage of silver dollars amounted to 7J.S47.7). Postmaster General Matkard has aent an order to the postmaster at Cincinnati to refuse payment of money orders and re fuse to deliver registered, letters addressed to Hyron JI. Kohb aud others, proprietors of the "Singapore Tobacco Co;1 the "American A European Secret Service Company;" the Inelno Company," the "Monitor Lamp Company, "and other enterprises that are ex tensively advertised. Of the $130,000,000 held by the Treasury on the 17th, about f fi ',000,000 was In coin, the remainder, tw,000,0o0, belutt In coined bullion. BitKMinKH General Zirlkr, of the United Hutes Marine Corps, died on the 19th. The total exports of domestic bread tnfl from the United States during. October were 15,71 1,4.1s, for the ten months ended October ai, Igli.&tt.uw. against $J0,005,;t44 for the mime period last vcar. Fifty-five railroads, whose earnings have been added together, show a great In crease over tho earnings of the same lines upon a corresponding date In lttTJ). This in crease amount to $'Wti,t7 It is proposed to put electric lights In Government light houses. The experi ment will be tried. THE EAST. who has just returned from Louisiana and Alabama, says thousands of colored peo ple are leaving those Hutes pell mcll. Two-fifths of the population of New York City, accordlugto the last census, are foreigners. Miss Eliza MuCormick Cameron, eldent dauirlnVr of Henator Don Cameron, was married to William II. lira. Hey, son of Judge ltradley of the U. B. tiuprctuo Court, on the 17th. The Now York canals will bo closed December 8. The ollioial voto of Nw York City la a follow: Hancock, 12:1,015; Curlleld, 81. liSfi; Weaver, 010; Dow, Uo. llttucuck over (JurllcM, 41,5 1. A hill has been introduced in the Vermont Legislature to forbid trains running on Sunday. Gaukiklo's official majority in New York ft 30,30,1. A la mimed Frederick Palmer, of El in Ira, N. Y , has lost an eye from epizootic polsonlnic The ot Iter eye It endangered. It aeems the lad wiped his face with a handker chief he had used to clean the foam that his horse had coughed -on his coat-sleeve. Charlks Rkade, the novelist, has aent soma cuttings from a mulberry tree at the grave or Shakespeare to be planted In Central Park, New York City. Horses in an omnibus at Fitckburg, Mass., becoming frightened by a railroad train on the lMth, the omnibus was over tan ted ami twelve person were injured more or less, none fatally. The Enterprise Gun Works of James Bow a & Hons at I'ltlsbunrh, were destroyed by fire on the lHth. A large amount of eart-riu-es. stored In the third floor, breame Ig nited and rendered It dangerous for the lire men to approach the building. liown dtfons Lave been burned out three times within twelve years, bod Ida having their gun works guLU-U by a mub during the railroad Ho is in that city. A fi.kiuht train ran into a company of workmen In a tunnel near A 1 toon a, I'a., on the lKtu, killing one aud injuring three others, one of whom will probably die. Scpukmk Dictator W. B. IIoke has no titled all subordinate lodges of the Knlehti of Jiouur not lu forward any funds to James town, ql. Y; thi mquoata them to retain the uma uiitd him olhVial circular la IsMtind a p. pointing a successor to V. 11 A. llosuicr, ttet-eaaeri. The official canvass of votes In Con n el lent ahowaUarlleld'a plurality to be a.tVrfl; majority over all, News has reached Now York of the loss of the he homier Abraham Lincoln on the I.tlwriao eoast In the latter part of ttepteinher, With lite Siurilflce of thirty lives. WEST AND SOUTH. on the lutu, stated that, owing to the excite ment, It was almost Impossible to get a com plete list oftiiose killed aud hurt by the buru tng of the Insane Asylutn at that place the algat before. lr. Rartlett thought that there were not more than twelve lives lost and probably as many more hurt. More of the paUetiLa were hurt aud dying from exposure to the weather than from the bums rouolved. Other jwoplo stated that as many as twenty Insane people eiLher perished lu the names or died on the cold bills during the ulg-lit. Bo many of tlm patients had disap peared that it oould not be told who were dead and who ran away. Hun dreds of puUeuu Wtire as helpless as children and were seemingly shocked and dazed so as to render t lie m almost Insensible. The nttl rers of Oie Institution were making every ef fort to dlHoover Die whereabouts of tli niias Injr patient and Ukt aire of those still there. Tho real damage to the hospital bulldlug will amount to 100,0110, UovKUNoit Wiltz, .of Louisiana, hat appointed'!'. V. Msnnluc. ex Chief Justice of tli a rVl in pre-me Court, to roprectiit the lati hpulford ip the Kellog eontoat. sTut CuniDor'i Jury ty. Denver, CoLf ltttln case of the Chinamen killed there Oc tober ai, by t aub, lu their fcerdlct, glveu on the lfltb, censure the city Kowrnment for in cfflclency tud Incompetency and state that the mob could have been suppressed by the regular police force had they fearlessly ar rvated the ring-leaders. Two-thiiu of the building in Now port, Ark , were destroyed by fir n the 15th. About two hundred lamillcs war rendered homeless. JosErnE. Brown has been clocted to the I'ufcd StaWs Senate by the Georgia General assembly. FutLolUcial returns of the California lection show that Henry Kdgerton, liepub llrau F.leetor, received 50T votes mure than Judge Terry, lowest on the Democratic ticket, and Is tlecU'd. The other Democratic Elector have luajortlk'i rau-jlug from eighty-seven to General Pope, in hit annual report of military affair In th Department of the Missouri,?- the trouble with the ft Lour In dlans has always ben In relation to their food. He says th In duo agents have been -tn the bMt of puuhjhiiiij the Sioux laden. the report above suspicion when I loroo, ' 1 of deavorlng to control their action by with- Doming their rood. The second census of St. Louis shows t population of &4I,000. Sitka, Alaska, was visited by a se vere cyclone and heavy shock of earthquake the wth of October. The wharf was wrecked. A party of miners Just returned to Sitka from the Interior and tho head waters of the Yukon Klver, report the finding of nu merous gold diggings and Indications of rich placers. Another expedition will go out next season. A construction train on tho Pallns A Wichita Railroad went through a tempo rary bridge on Hickory Creek, near Lewlsville, Texas, on the 10th. Thirteen laborers were wounded, three of whom died a few hours afterward. Half of the others will probably die. 4t Denver, Col., on the morning of the 17th the thermometer was fourteen de grees below rero. On the mountains the mercury ranged from twenty-five to thirty be low, according to location. R reckon ridge thirty nine, l.cadvllle twenty below. Kioiit bodies were found among tho ruins of the St. Peter (Minn.) Hospital on the 17th. Twenty-two patients were missing but the fanners In the country around were bringing in strngL'lers almnst hourly and thu diminishing the number lust. A special train carrying four com panies of the Sixteenth Infantry, struck a broken rail near Corsica, Texas, on the 17th, ditching four coaches. Twenty-live men were wounded, several seriously. The voto of Kentucky, lacking ono county, stands: Hancock, 147,440; Oarfield, 10:i,.i:il; Weaver, 11.4'JS; Dow, 257 ; Hancock over Garfield, 411,515. On the 17th while Corwin Call, a miner, residing at Lo.-an, Ohio, was empty ing a quantity of blustiu powder into a sack which his wife was holding, the powder ex ploded. Mrs. Call was burned to death aud Call will likely die. The room was badly shattered. Ohio's wheat crop this year amounted to n3,5i,iiM buHhels. A kike at Goshen, Ind., on the 17th, destroyed a saw-mill, two business blocks, sit staiiles and a number of warehouses. Loss, $40,000 to $50,000. A difficulty occurred at Morcland's Station, Ky., on the 17th, between Cave Row scy and Ad Clem on one side, und M. Cmaly aud Houston on the other. Kowsey and Clem were wounded, the latter mortally, dying on the following morning. Lieutenant Kislinoiiurg's com mand, stationed at the mouth of the Muffel Shell, was attacked by Indians on the 7th. General Miles sent reinforcements. The British steamer Oceanic sailed from San Francisco on the 19th for Yokohama and Hong Kong, carrying away8.VChlnnmen. In the municipal election at Chat tanooga, Tcnn., on tho Win, Hart, Republic an, Mas elected Mayor. Chicago is to have a $.'100,000 opera limine. JuwieTaylok was nominated by tho Nineteenth District Kumibllcan Committee, at Warren, Ohio, on the lllth, for Congress man, to lill the unexpired term of General Garllcld. The official list of missing and dead furnished by the HL Peters (.Minn.) Asylum olllcers on the 18th contained the names of thirteen dead aud eighteen missing, ten of whom were reported as probably burned. The Democrats of tho Alabama Leg islature have nominated James L. l'ugli for United Stales Senator, An investigation made by reporters Of the Chicago Tribune shows that there am fifteen factories In thit city alone engaged in manufacturing bogus butter, which Is put upon tho market aud sold as genuine butter. The compound, which la called " butterine," or suine," is made up In four grades, the best being fifty per cent, creamery butter and the other fifty per cent an equal mixture of lard and beef tallow. FOREIGN INTELIGENCE. a ing Cardinal Jacoblua PoutluVal Beeretary of Btate. The Pope has also approved the con duct of the Irish Bishops In regard to the land agitation In Ireland. TiiEHhipdulatft, bound for Bombay, foundered oil Cape Clear. Twenty-oue per sons wore drowuni. A Teheran dtepntoh says (Sheik Ab dullah attacked the Persians at Uruiniah on the llllh. The loss wai heavy on both sides. The Kurds were repulsed. They burned the vlllago and massacred a HI inhabitants lu their retreat. Flfturiu battalions of Turks have been seut to drive the Kurd Invaders out of 1'erslki. Kino Kalakaua of tho Sandwich Isl ands, Is coming to this country aaln. LATER NEWS. suumm. ur iu u unloading by tho aid of a diver. Garfield 703 majority. On tho lUth a boiler in Captain O'Neal's saw aud grist milt,' near Stevensou, Ala,, exploded, killing four men, wounding; two fat,ally and two seriously. Carelessness of tho engineer was the causa Official voto of MassaohusotU: Gnr flold, ltW,198; Hancock, 111,900; Weaver, 4,548; Dow, tW'J. A. L. Davis, ono of tho Judges of Election at Danville, Vs., ut tho Presidential election, was arrested on the tilth upon com- Elalnt of Joe -lone, colored, charged with vlo itloii of the election laws of tho United tttatcs. A Paris telegram, on the 19th. stated that grave rumors ot another Ndiilist con spiracy In Russia, evon more terrible aud more carefully organized than any of the plots hitherto discovered, were afloat there. It Is to be feared that ere many weeks, perhaps ere many days, the country will have news of a catastrophe- that mav cost the Oar and many Innocent people their live. The Cxnr has hist much of his popularity since his morganatic marriage. Several high olllclala attached to his person are believed to have relations with the Nihilists. A London dispatch on the 10th stated Unit evictions at Durham continued to be car ried out with great cruelty toward the fam ilies of miners. Eighteen families were that day turned Into the street. The snow was fulling at the time aud the suffering of the children was most Intense. Jamkhou, Pumas County, Cal., was destroyed by fire on tho 19th. The town con tained alaiut forty houses, including flue hotel and thmn stores. The lire I supposed to have huuu incendiary. The St. Louis Hutinery aud Smelting Works were deUKyed by fire on the 19th. The fine was caused by the bursting of one of the smelting furuaceoutalulng twenty-five tons utukoiteu lead. JiD Williams, th uhht en gineer, while attempting to save his elw thing was wMrtaken by U flames aud burned to a erlft. The American Utdm Telegraph Com pany Intend to lay two new Atlantic cables tmosedlaWJy, A iispatch waa received by the Stats Oepartineut on th liith aunouuclng that a Ucaty had keen agree! upon between the Dotted HUtes CommUaloners and the Chines Government ou th subject of immi gration. Tho lie pur tine nt tleilined to give particulars, but said it was satisfactory. The sugar crop of LouUIaua, partially estimated, la Jfcrr.OOO hotheads, au Increase of 7,100 hogsheads over 1879. The Philadelphia Mtjer is authority for the statement that Governor Cornell, of w York, 1 to recommend in his annual mes sage that eX'Presldents b made life Heuators of th United States. Ills understood that Senator Coukllng is committed to the scheme and that It Is to be pressed upon the atteutloo vt von nr est auu uie county. ' 1 Brothers, OF GENERAL INTEREST. OF GENERAL INTEREST. Cat Off in Manhood's Prime. Ci.cm Canada, the oldest neuro In Virginia, died a few days ago at the homo of his rela tives, nar Guilford, In Loudoun Conmy, Va., at the advanced ajre of nearly one hun dred and twenty-one years. When Clrm waa m hid I (mi jred, about sixty or seventy ynurs, he besme the property of Mr. lo, a wealthy citizen of Loudoun Oouuty. He proved a worthy man aud a faithful sorvant, and enjoyed the fullest con fidence of his matter, who frequently int runt ed him with largo sums of monny end the transaction of Important bu lnc"s missions. At the death of the elder Lee provision wai made by will for tho manumission of CIoim, but, as the Inttor could not at that timeaccrpt his freedom and remain In V ir frinla, he removed to Hennnylvania, but soon returned to Loodoun, ami, surren dering himtrdf to the heirs of his hite master, he was purchased by Mr. Matthew P. Lee, a son of his former muster, for f.. He continued In theservlcouf the Lee faint ly until, by tho proclamation of President Lin coln, ho was aitiiin set free. Hud ho livi d un til January, according to a record still pro served In the Lee family, he would have been ono hundred and twenty-one years old A Mathematical Prodigy. who, perhaps, surpasses nil rivals In memory, and In capacity to make muthemut icatcaleulations In his bead, waa recently ex amined bufurethe student of the Medico-surgical Academy of tt. Petersburg. Hoistweiity seven years old. In his youth he was noted lor bis brilliant ability, but was addicted to the Immoderate useof liquors, and led a dissipated lite. He was attacked by en acute disease. When he recovered be was found to have lost all his mental faculties except memory and tho power of mathematical calculation. These Increased proportionately as his understanding and power of logical thinking vanished. Now he Is a living phonograph and calculating nppamtus. In the lecture room Prot. Morjcvsky request ed him to square numbers containing tlvo or six figures, to extract tho square roots of like numbers, ami so on. All the questions wero correctly answered by the pu-lent In a few seconds. No mathematician present could do anything llko it. Then tho Professor requested some one to read poetry aloud for several minutes, and tho patient repented it as correctly as a phonograph. The Professor declared to the audience that he wns unable to explain this psychical phenomenon. The mem ory and the calculating capacity of tlieputlent are still growing, while in other respects he Is becoming a more hnpeles Idiot. The Crops. WASHINGTON, November 18. statement of the condition of corn, tobacco and potato crops was Issued to day by the Department of Agriculture. The crop of corn shows no Increase over that of last year, but rnther a slight decline for tho wholecountry. The Atlantic States all show an Inoreaso, particularly the StHtes of Now York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania aud Virginia. Tho Gulf States suffered from drought in tho spring and too much ruin during the tm minor, except tho Statu of Texas which almost doubles her product. In tho States north of tho Ohio Hiver, Ohio and Michigan increased their yield, while Indiana and I.lluois de creased. West of tho Mississippi River, Iowa alone increased hur yield. On the Pacific Slopo CalKoruia shows au increase. There was less land planted In tobacco this year than lust. Ttiedocreue wus principally In (bo Mutes of Maryland and Virginia, iu Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin there wns a decided increase, iiarly lu ttio season the weutiier was not propitious, hut In AukuiH aud September it waa very favorable. The avomgo yield peraore, as reported November 1, la HO pounds, against .9.) last yea , The aiou piiinted in potatoes wus this year about equal to that planted iu lftTtt, but In tho total croptburo 1 quite a decline-. Tun yield per sure Is reported this your at au average of 91 bushels, UK it i nst 08 lu 1H7U and ti.) in itfTB. Only three states Texas, Arkansas and Cali fornia report an Increase in tho yield. All others report a declme, muru or loss. Insect Injuries Mro uot of general complaint, but drought is almost universally uiontiouud. Country. Country. WASHINGTON, November 15. Tub Agricultural Department him prepared astatomout giving the number of doiuesti oatod animals In the United Htates and Kit rope, liy tho table It Is shown thai there are In Ku rope:il,ftAtkH horses, of which Oreat liiitnin possesses 2,loi,iOJ; Kussia, 10. loo.OOO; Austrlm 1.3fl:.U(; Hungary, 1,164,819; Prussia, a.M.lL't; France, 2,7ti,0M; other countries, less than 1.UJO.U0J each. The United Htatos has but 10, y.,7M, or itMtM.u less than all Eur :tpo. Kurupu has l,l;jfl,o;U mules and asnes, Spain having a,Bl'),W; Italy, "iWMiti; Fiance, 'i0j. U.l; Portugal, 1811,040; other countries less than luO.OJO each. Tho UuitcdHtutes has hut l,7i;i,IOO, or,V.,ii;U if-is than all Kuropo. Thero are In Europe ,U7H,'4S hormd cat tin, Onat llrltalu having 6,ih);,!0.; In land, i.ii'Z, 40; Hwedeu, ,u:'l,:i.0; Itusila, -'.T.O.UJJ; Aus-trla,7,4),-U; llungury,5,;i),IU(; Prussia, H,()::,. 1M; Uavarla, ll,0ti-l,U; Franco, 1 1, 7J1, !.'; ttpaln, ,t).i7,;ioi; Italy, U,4'.i; other couti trios, less than .OoO.OOO 0 t. b. Tho Unitud Htutes has Ui,ti,50J, or M.tcijirt loss than Europe. All Kuropo possesses lf)ll0..'0.3 Ifl sheep, Oront DritaJn having M,1H5,U00; Ireland, 4,4iU,uiJ; HusNia, 4i,i;ia,0J0; Ausirl,ft,0-'i),:W8; Hungary, l.r),0.t),lU7; Prussia, lU,ti-4,1M; Fiuucc, ,o:U, 114; Portugal, a,7W,777; Spain, 4ttj,0iiU; Italy, 0, US 4, (Hi); U Mini uila, 4.7M1. I1;; other countries, less tbn.i U.OOO.ixO each. Tho United Htatos has BMe.nOu, or 165,HW,4;kUesa than all hurope. Tb re arc in tin rope 42iW,4iii swine, Uroat Britain having i,."ll',:kW; Ireland, l,0ta U44; liussla, It.nUO.uOOi Austria, 2,r61,47;(; Huugury, ,44J,7tf; Prussia, 4.2i8,cHJli Fiance, buaO; Hpalu, 4,;i61,7.4); Italy, 1,56,5; other coun tries, less than l.OJO.txK) each. The United Htutes ha tii,7W,lu0, or 7,Wu,JUi las than ail Singular Biunders of Letters. A nuiMKit clerk in the Iond-Lettor Offloe relate inmn Interesting facta about people who blunder. He any: "A gontJemau trav eling on business sent a letter containing 1,M0 to his wife at homo. He sealed the envelope mid deposited it In tho mall without any add re-s whatovor. After tho letter was opened at the Doad-Letter Olllce wo found that he had written but a fow linos, announcing' his determination to go South, not mentioning any dostiiuttlou, aud signing '(leorgo, Thero was no clew to truce rbo wife und but a slight one to Mnd tho writer. Alter a long search (leorgo' was discovered nnthchotel register, tho only person out of thirty-two of the samo name who hud merely signed hit mime without saying whoro ho wo from, or whither going. "Another case, somewhat similar, was the following: A letter was written, dated Astor House, New York, signed '('haunoey,' Inclos ing two thousand doll am to a lady as a re muneration for the. earn with which sho bud treated his paroms. The letter stated ho was going to Kurope. The lot tor wns misdirected aud wns open tni at tho IX'ad-LetturlMlice. The Postmaster of Now York was Instructed to make inquiries at tho Astor House for Cumin eey, who, uftor some trouble, was found, aud tho money returned to him tho very attoruuon be left for Kuropo. 'Tho following aro some of the singular superscript ions ou dead letters: " ' PJousu hand to my mother, and oblige, Mary-' "Hal, If you want to hear from your bo, you had butter coino and got this letter.' " In this letter thero is twenty dollars for Bon, and I send It this way so that the Post master won't steal It.' "Postmaster, p louse deliver thl to the young lady living In the first house beyond the wallet faotory, that wears a black dross and sack, white straw hat and brown face-trliu-mlngs. Now don't make a mistake.' " The Harvard Divinity School haa just received a bequest of llo,0o0for the education of need, tttudenu iutcud ing to become clergymen. Irish landlords ar providing them solves with coats of mail. A very good hot-proof jacket can be bouirht iu Lon don for 100. Mrs. Abraham Lincoln get ft Fed Oral pension of 13,000 a year. tU- 4 WTtrirfi r Report of General Sherman. WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 15. report (ioncral man to the 8 vc rotary of War is givn to the public to-day. After alliiiir atten tion to various subordinate, reports, the General says: 'I agree with General Bherldnn that the army Is too small In enlisted men to fulfill me heavy duties now Imposed on It, and Is overworked. 1, therefore, renew my recommendation of lad year that Congress bo naked to give 15.',W0 enlisted men specifically to the troops of tho line of the army, and to mnko a separate pro vision for detachments of advanco men,' ' engineor battalion,' hospital stewards,' 'commissary sergeants,' 'West Point detach ments,' 'detailed clerks, etc, in tho samo manner as has already boen dono for tho Signal Corps. In this connection I will ven ture to call your attention to tho fact that tho Kevlicd Statutes, edition of 1H7S, Hoc. 1,1 W, defining tho organization of tho army, limits thestiengih to 'not more than :W.0.O enlisted men, but sutne pient appropriation bills by proviso have limited tho expenditures to iV JU) enlisted men. HUH tho legal Strength Is m,WM enlisted men, and that nunilmr Is tho least pnssiblo at which wo can mulntnin tho present urg.mt.atlon of forty rogitnetits In anything like good order, discipline and econ omy, und I Infer this end can bo rouched by simply omitting tho provisos in tho noxt ap propriation bill. " The prosperous times and easy financial condition of tho Trciisury may now enable Congress to provide suitable armaments for the torts which guard the chief harbors of the country." Speaking of tho Northern Pacific, Union Pa cific and Southern PaciUo Hail roads, (Jen oral Sherman says: 'Those railroads have completely revolu tionized our country In the past lew years, and impose on tho mlllturyan ontlro cbuugo of policy. Hitherto we havo been compelled to maintain small posts along wagon and sin go routes of truvcl. Tuese arc no longer needed, because no longer used, und tho settlements which grow up speedily tilong tho new rail roads afford the security necessary, and the regular stations built tor storage at conve nient dlstuiiees afford tho necessary shelter for stores, ami for tho men when opera i in g lu tho ncighhortrtod. We should now absolutely abandon many of tho smaller po-its hitherto uuijcs-mry, and concentrate ut strategic points, generally near the National frontier or whoro railroads interoct, so as to send out do taciimonts promptly to districts where need ed. in my Judgment tho time has now come for the military authorities to select a suita ble strategic point tor permanent occupation and improvement, whence detachments can bu sent out for special service. As long us wo po-Moss mid must care for those small posts It is Impossible to abandon them to waste, and we mo forced to holdihom, but If Congress will designate to tho President, the Hecrctury of War und a Uoard of Otlioers the right to sell these posts und up propria to tho proceeds of sale to strategic points, 1 am certain (t will re sult In great economy and enable us to main tain large garrisons with increased discipline and better service. For similar reasons and because the commorce of tho world Is carried on In sbips of ;j,iiO tons and over, und because of the heuvy draft of war vessels, most of our sca-eoust dcl'eiiHos uro superfluous. Wo now have IK HM,tfcK) pcoplo, und tho idea of uny hostile foreo landing on our co;ist Is preposterous; yet our great commercial ports should be iiuide so sale that even uu apprehen sion of danger would uot bo fult. Portland, litis ton, Newport, Now York, Philadelphia, Hampton Koads, Port Royal, Key West, Peu ncoia, Now Orleans, Man Oiego, Sun t'rauois co und Port Towusend should ull bo proporly fortilled and uun-isoned. All minor torts should bo sold or abandoned. An aununl ap propriation of $l.uoti,uou would in ten years put thcHc totttt In good order, aud Hnothcr million a year would properly arm them, and tho Sec retary of War and President should have dis cretion In tho disbursement of this money, Artillery ol liters should also be associalod with engineers In constructing, altering and repairing sea-coast dctonsea, because tho men who hnvo to light these battoriws should havo something to do lu their construction." Itelcrrlng to tho reports of Ueucral Hchoflcld end Colonel Getty relative to West Point and the urtillcry school at Fortress Monroe, Gen eral hburmun snvs: " In my judgment both those Institutions are in as good order as postiblp, and both are an honor to tho country. Education must always bc the surest basis of National security and honor. The education and manly training Im parted to young mon nt Went Point have n paid the United States u thousand times their cost, and have more than verified tho predictions of General Washington. Prom time to time periodical complaints have arisen to Its preju dice, such ns occurred last year In regard to the color d cadet, Whittuker. A thorough, patient, cIoko Investigation In the midst or n tumult of abuse resulted lu tho perfect vinai cation of the authorities of that Academy. Every cadet at West Point Is an appointee of u member of Congress, o;ieh member having a tnulet of his own nomination thero, with only ten appointed by the P res Id out ut largo. Tho corps of cadets is thoro foio a youthful counterpart of our National House of ttrprcsentutlvns. Tho same laws, the samo regulations, tho sumo in struction books, clothing and food are com mon to nil, und a more democratic body novor existed on oai th than Is the corps of cadets. Prejudico Is alleged ag.iinst colored cutlets. Prejudice of nice Is the moat dl then It to con tend against of any In this world. Thoro Is no morn such prejudice at West Point than in the country at large, and tho practtcoof equality at West Point Is In udvanco of the nt of the country. Tho authorities at the Awudemy havo no voice lu the selection of candidates, and must receive, train and educate such as are thero, regardless of nationality, color, or previous condition. To discriminate In favor of a colored boy by reason of bis color Is as much a violation of tho Fourteenth Amend ment to tho Constitution as to discriminate against htm, perfect Impartiality being the rule, and that, 1 bellovo, the authorities at West Point have endeavored to follow. In this con" neetlon 1 desire to state that In my Judgment the requirement that all enlisted men of the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry and of tho Twenty fourth and Twenty-fifth Infuutry shall be co oretl men, while the omocrs aro white, la not consistent with the ameudinent of tho Consti tution referred to. All mon should bo enlisted who are qualified, und assigned to regiments regardless of color or previous condition. Bucb has been the law and usugo In the navy for years, and tho army would soon grow ac customed to It. No liody of men ou oarth hus more reverence for the Constitution and law than the army, and I pledgo my own aud the good faith of all lu the service to en Toreo faith fully every part of the Constitution of the United t hi tea, and overy law made In pursu ance thereof. General Soli oil e id Is abundant ly utile to enforco the laws aud regulations of ttio academy, The O'lueutlon at Fort Monroe, under the suiHirvision of Colonel Uotty, is purely profes sional, und limited chiefly lo the art i I lory arm of the service. This education cannot be found In another college In Amor lea, and Is valuablo liecauso tho use of artillery la U in I tod to war on a largo scale, und cannot be learned In our Indian want or in common life. When the necessity arises for artillery oltloers, as lu our Mexican war and also our civil war, It la sudden und immediate. This school costs nothing but tho ordinary garrison expenses. 1 still dostrotn establish a similar school for Intuntry ami cavalry at Leavenworth as soon as the uonditlou of Indian utYalrs will admit of tho sure release of some good Infantry regi ment from the distant frontier, which I hop will occur within the next year." The report concludes as follows: M In conclusion, I beg to state that the en tire army Is, In my opinion, as patriot io, as putleut, as willing to onoounter danger aud hard service, as at any former period of our history. Tho rapid extension of railroads and mails has much Improved the general condl tlon and contentment of tho omccra and men, aud tboy simply suffer the usual fate of peace In slow p-oinotlon and the apprehension of oban gee wrdob novor come. The oouutry is so large that regimental transfers and change are costl. and the consequence bus been many regiments have remained longer In ro moto quarter? than seemed fair: but I have endeavored to make the regimental change as fast as possible, consistent with th annual appropriations. Tup. flush 'hues began with Eve's first blush. WASHINGTON, NOVEMBER 15. THE INSANE ASYLUM HORROR. Partltnlor. f th. HnrnlH. f m Portion f th. Minnesota In.nn. A.yltim nt Rt. pptr.r T.rnl I.lvr. I.o.t hjr llnrnlnn nnd Frvtilnr. Pt. Pati Minn., November lfl. A bulletin to the Honecr-tresi, from t. rotor, Bnys: The number of lives lost by burning and freezing in the lnnno AHyluni nro variously estimated from twenty to fifty. Loss on building, $:)00.0K. A npecial dntuil at four a. m., sayn: 11 Tho soene- at the burniirg of the south wing of the hospital wero Heartrending in tho oxtruiue. So appalling a sight has rarely boen witnessed, ami, I trust in God, may never be again. 'J'ho patients in the annex wing were males. Many of them refused to leave the building at all. They ran up and down the halls sereaming and crying and act ing like the liudlamito9 they Here. Of course those who could not be coaxed nor forcod out of the building became the unhappy victims of the Haines and sullered a horrible death in the pit of tire, others wero saved by lad ders, and some by leaping from the windows; some wero nearly mule, some shoeless and hatlcss, unit all wero exposed to the exceeding cold of the night. Many of the poor, de monted and crazed inmates lied as if for their lives, and could not be over taken or oontined. Their sufferings in this frightful oondition can better be Imagined than described. Tho whole catastrophe is a fearful one to content plate, and one impossible to describe The poor, dazed inmates of the asylum who bad escaped the flames were at large half clothed, and were to bo seen In all directions flying in wild fright from those who attempted to save them. The air was bitter cold, and tho poor wretches with half naked bodies and bleeding feet were Hying about hiding in alleys and dark corners. It was f, sight oncoseon never to bo forgotten. " For some timo the capacity of the building has been tried to its utmost. There wore about 600 patients, and every inch of space was utilized. What will be done with these poor creatures turned out in the cold, and their mal ady increased by the excitement of the occasion, is s serious question. There are two other buildings situated in tho town which are used, but they are al ready crowded to their full capacity. The asylum at Rochester is full, and will doubtless be unablo to provide ac commodations for any of the inmates at St. l'eler, turned out in tho cold by the terrible catastrophe." Another special says: "While the flames were steadily progressing the Matron of the female department mado all haste to get the inmates out, man y of them ran shrieking in their niirhts clothes in tiio snow drifts, even bury ing themselves in the snow, and had to be dragged into the barns and sheds, while those near by wrapped blankets and shawls arouuil them. Hence, in tense suffering could not bo avoided, as they had to bo taken about fifteen or twenty rods through tho snow to the nearest shelter, which was on tho hill immediately in the roar of tho south wing. Yet when we turn to tho main apartments our blood runs cold as wo gazo into those burning walls and realize what was tho doom of more than one poor demented man to-night. Those who crowded into the long corridors of the south wing stood around there moaning and shivering like poor dumb brutes. The actual number burned cannot be gotten at In any way at the present time, as many re known to have wandered away in the Intense excitement that prevailed throughout the whole premises. Sev eral bodies wero taken out of somo of the rooms and hails, and several per sons taken out into the halls seemed determined to return to the fire, like a horse that is boing led from the Humes. One room, occupied by two, was broken iuto, and while ono was dragged out the other was determined to remain in his warm bed, aud when dragged out insisted on waiting to be dressed. ' Tho principal cause of delay in get ting a stream of water on tho fire from the hospital hose wasfhe almost utter usolessness of tho hoso, from tho fact that it hud not boon in use for so long that it required to be wet from the end with hot w ater poured ou the outside of tho hose. Meantime the fhimes spread very rapidly from tho easement, filling tho halls completely full of smoke, and making it impossible to do anything at saving the inmatos of tho north wing, only by putting up ladders and prying oil' the tire screens from the doors, tak ing them out, and actually bringing them down in their arms, without cloth ing, in many cases. At the olher win dows there were three or four begging to be saved from death, while the flames were bursting from the adjoining win dows at them," A special from St. Peter at 3 p. m. says: "It is still dillleult to get at the names and particulars of the awful ca lamity that came upon us last n glit, ai all is terror and exoitoment, aud th grim ruin and slowly risingsmokn strike the heart as sullen reminders of th shocking tire. To get at a compleU list of those killed and hurt is not now among the possibilities. I havo just seen Cr. Bartlett, ot the asylum, and he says there are not more than twelvo lives lost, and probably as many more hurt and suffering from the bitter cold of last night; indeed, more people aro believed to be hurt and dying from exposure to the weather than from burns received. Other people say that a many as twenty insane people either perished in the names or died on the cold hills during the night, ho many of tho patients nave disappeared that it cannot he told who are dead and who ran away. "The suffering lias bcentorrible, and no pen can desonbo it or human mind realize it Hundreds of the patients are as helpless as children, aud are seemingly shocked and da.ed so as to render them almost insensible. "The real damage to the hospital building will amount to 200,000. Tho center building aud south wing have been preserved and the ruins of the ther portions of the building are being overhauled as last as jiossibla in the search fur the dead. The elbows of the Institution are making every effort to discover the whereabouts of missing patients and take care of those still here. Arrangements will be perfected before night closes by which all will be comfortably cared for." Tin Corean Government has for bidden the sale of any native maps of the oouutry to Europeans, aud even to Japanese. The latter, however, have lor some time past boen very active in surveying the coasts, and, when oppor tunity offered, the interior of Crea. and their map, when published, will no doubt prove very useful, as they have a deservedly good reputation for accuracy iu their cartographical work. Thb telegraph tells us "the Kurds have fallen baok,' which, perhaps, indi cates that the whey is clear. Gamretta, fearing nicotine poison Injf, bat given up smoking. The Legal Meaning of Some Common Words. " To rbsoht" moans to go once or more. Ia State against Ah Sam the Nevada Supreme Court, under a statute forbidding any one "to resort" to any place to smoke opium : "The appellant also contends that the District Judge errod In instructing the jury to the effect that going once to a place kept for opium smoking for tho purpose of smoking Is an infraction of the law. What the statute forbids all persons to do is to 're sort' to such places, and it is argued that resort means not to go morely onco, but to go and go again, in other words, to make a practice of going. The etymology of the word 'resort' lends somo support U this argument, but tho definitions given In the lexicons Bhow that whatever may have boon Its origi nal meaning it no longer means any thing more in the connection in which it is employed in tho statute than to go once." " Kggs" are not "meat" nor "poul try" within a statute prohibiting tho sale of such articles when unsound. Boring through a floor with an auger consti tutes burglary, says tho Alabama Su preme Court, in Walkor against State. This was where the prisoner bored a hole through the floor of a corn-orib, stopped it up with a cob, and afterward, on a separate occasion, drow the shelled corn through the hole into a sack under neath the crib. "Brass knucks" is used in the statute as the name of a weapon, without reference to the motal of which it is made. Therefore a convic tion of unlawfully carrying "brass knucks" will not bo set aside because it waa proved that the weapon was lead or fiewter. "Terms cash" is not equiva ent to "received payment." "Terms cash," on an unrecoipted bill of goods sent by a wholesale to a retail dealer, can not be hold as matter of law to im ply that the goods were paid for before they were shipped. A farm overseer is not a "laborer," within the lien law. Notes, bills, etc,, representing money loaned on interest by a corporation, are "property" liable to taxation. A railroad depot is a "warehouse," within the statute of bur glary. A Sunday-school is not " Divine wor ship;" but a building for the sessions of a Sunday-school and religious lectures is for a " religious purpose," although occasionally used for fairs and other be nevolent purposes. The Court said in a Pennsylvania case : "The Sunday school rooms and the lecture-room of a modern church are as essentially nsed for religious purposes ns the body of the church building itself. The Sabbath schools are an important auxiliary of every Christian church, and indispensa ble to its life and growth. That the services in such schools are in the main of a religious character is too well known to be seriously disputed. So of the lecture-room. It is used for the mid-week evening lectures and other services, when the attendance is not large ; the expense of lighting and heating the main church building is thus avoided. But the services upon such occasions are as truly religious in their character as the ser mon upon the Sabbath." A supervising architect is a person performing " labor," although not a "laborer," within tho meaning of the mechanics' lien law. A widow keeping boarding-house, with a female friend re siding with hor, and female sen-ants, besides the boardors, is the " head of a family." But a single man who keeps house and has no other persons living with him than servants and employees, is not the " head of a family " or a "housekeeper." And an unmarried man, who does not keep house, but sup ports his mother and his unmarried sis ter, who board with his married sister in another town, is not the " head of a family." Albany Ijiw Journal. The Care of Books. Even when books are bound the bind ings, not less than the contents, need care. Each volume in a library should be thoroughly dusted two or three times a year, not only to keep them in all their freshness, but to prevout any develop ment of insects and to detect any signs of dampness. Ton golden rules for the preservation of books are as follows : 1. Avoid a dry heat as much as you would a damp atmosphere; ono destroys as much as the other. The former will affect the binding; the latter the paper; When reading keep all books from the Influence of the fire. Never keep any books near the ceilings where the room is illuminated with gas. 2. Never wot your lingers in turning over leaves, but turn them over from the head. Catch each succeeding leaf up by the fore linger, on tho top corner, as near the fore edge as possible. 11. Never put cards or folded docu moots into a book, as it will break the back. Keep such things in a port folio. i. Novor read during meals. Crumbj and cheese are ruinous to books. 6. Never turn a corner down to keep a place, but put in a piece of paper pro jecting at the head, as a mark. 6. Never push or pull a book along the table. To avoid scratches put a book down Hut and firmly, and take it in like manner. 7. Never pull books out of the shelves by the headband, or suffer them to stand long on the fore edge. In doing the former the back is upt to be pulled or forced ; by the latter the back gets out of shape. 8. Always open a book in a gentle manner, and with a reverent spirit es pecially such as are newly bound and never confine the leaves with the points of tho thumbs ; in so doing it breaks the backs, hay it upon a flat surface, and open it lightly, pressing upon the open leaves, and, taking a few loaves at a time, go through the book until tho requisite freedom is obtained. 9. Always use a paper-knife or folder to cut open tho leaves of uncut books, so that the edges may be smooth and evon. 10. Treat books gently, for they are friends that never change. We benefit by their advice, and they exact no confessions. Fit ask Burt was robbed and hanged by some Chinamen, several years ago, near Gold Hill, Novada. Soon after ward he met one of the rascals and killed him. A clever and plucky use of his own knife had severed the rope in time. A later exploit increased his rep utation on the Pacific coast. He froze the fingers of one hand, and a physician told biin they would have to be ampu tated, at a cost of f 100. He decided to save tho money by doing the job him self. He fastened one blade of a pair of sheep shears in a vise, stuck in his hand, and struck the other blade a hard blow with a sledge. It waa a successful oper ation. These episodes in his history are culled from his obituary, for he has just been killed in a bar-room row. W. H. Johnson, aged 65, bled him self to death at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands. He left a note which ended, " I want no priest or parson. I am go ing to solve lngersoll's problem." f ft t vi at f v & T. r:". H t . .. .lit Bactaoha, Soreness of the Chest, Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell ing and Sprains, Burns and Scalds, General Bodily Pains, Tooth, Ear end Headache, Frosted Feet and Ears, and all other Pains and Aches. Wo Prmntlon on earth cqu.1. 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