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ALIA WEEKLY BAZOO. VOLUME 15. SED ALIA, MO., TUESDAY, APBIL 29,. 1884. NUMBER 48. NATIONAL NOTES. After a Long Debate the Ap propriation Bill Passes. Personal Department and Po litical Mention. HOUSE. Washington, D. C, April 26. The speaker announced the appointment of the following conference committees : On the naval appropriation bill, Messrs. Hutchins, Randall and Caikins. On the postoffice appropriation bill, Messrs. Townsheud, Holman and Horr. Mr. Cor, of New York, from the com mute on naval anairs, asked leave to re port for present consideration the senate joint resolution granting permission to Ensign Reynolds, of the United States navy, now on duty with the Greeley relief expedition, to accept the decoration of the royal and imperial order of Franci3 Joseph, from the goverment of Austria. Mr. Robinson, of New York, objected, say ing however, that he was billing to extend the thanks of congress to this young man an honor, compared with which these ribbons were nonscense The house proceeded to the consideration of the special order bill to remove certains burdens from American merchantmen, and encourage the American foreign carrying trade. After reading the report Mr. Slocum spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Deusier pictured the decadence of American commerce, and said the remedy must be found in the adoption of a wise aud judicious line of legislation, inspired by the necessities of a great people ready and able to avail themselves of the lessons taught by the progressive powers of civili zation. The pending measure contained many amendments looking to a revision of the navigation laws. It was necessary to confront the defects of those laws and strip off the fungus growth which had come with the passage of time, in order that the wiser legislation might adapt itself to the changed condition of affiirs. Mr. Cox, of New York, thought the measure only a partial relief. It could not rehabilitate commerce. He trusted the democratic house, possessed at least of some principles of liberality, might do what the last democratic house did on one occasion and repented of the next day adopt two propositions, one for free mate rials to help ship builders, and the other for free trade for ship owners. They would go band in hand for enhancing the mari time interest and for the glory of ths flg. Mi . Parker gave notice of several amend ments he wonld offer, wnich would affect more especially the commerce of the lakes. The time had come when public opinion regardless of party or parties, was demouding the burdens which had rested so long upon commerce, be removed, and the relief granted should extend as well to lake as to ocean shipping, ' The bill was then read by sectious for anrundment. Mr, Hitch, of Michigan, offered an amendment excluding from the provisions of section eleven, vessels navigating the great lakes or waters connecting the same with the St. Lawrence river or Gulf of Mexico, and vessels engaged in coastwise trade. In the course of a brief discussion on the amendment, Mr. Hatch, as a protective tariff man delared himself in favor ot free ships. The amendment was adopted. Mr. Hewitt, of New York, moved to amend the section which abolishes consular fees, and authorizes the secretary of the treasury to allow such consular officers as are paid in whole or in part by fees such compensation for their services as they would have received prior to the passage of this act, by adding :he words, "not to exceed the aggregate in any fiscal year of the amount of fees collected at each consu late for such services for the fiscal year ended June 30th, 1883." Agreed to. Mr. Dunn offered as a substitute for sec tion 14, which reduces the tonnage tax, an amendment entirely abolishing: the tax both upon American and foreign vessels, except on such foreign vessels as enter from -ports to which the vessels of the United Ibtates are not permitted to enter for trade, -a and except on vessels from such foreign countries as impose discriminating duty on yessels of the United States. Mr. Dingley opposed the amendment. Mr. Ellis supported the proposition. Mr. Dunham favored the amendment, declaring the loss came out of the pockets of farmers, especially the farmers of (he west. Mr. Eaton took a contrary view. The substitute was rejected, 26 to 78. Mr. Adams, of New York, moved to amend section 15, which abolishes the ma rine hospital tax by applying its provisions as well to the vessels engaged in coastwise as to those engaged in foreign trade. Adopted. On motion of Mr. George, an amendment W2 adopted providing that vessels arriving at ; port of entry in the United States la dei. with coal, salt, railroad iron aud other Juke material in bulk may proceed to the place within that collection district to be racially designated by the secretary of the ! treasury at the expense of the person inter I ested for the purpose of unloading their cargoes. Mr. Cox, of New York, offered an amendment providing from and after this act it shall beiawfuifoauy citizen of the United States to import iron or steel built steamships of not less than 4,000 tons measurement, free of duty and such ships shall be admitted to their registry, provid ed that said ships shall be the exclusive property of a citizen or citizens of the United States, and provided further, that such ships shall be excluded from the coast wise trade. Mr. Dingley said the adoption of this amendment would sound the death knell of the building of American vessels by American workmen in American yards. Mr. Reed said the adoption of the amendedment would be well calculated to ruin the bill. Mr. Hammond thought to pass the bill without this amendment would be like feeding an elephant on goat's milk. In phe name of common sense if the house intends to encourage the building of ships let it do something that looks like en couraging it. The amendment was agreed to; yeas 111; nay, 69 Messrs. Gueifther, Hatch of Michigan, Ochiltree, Strait aud York, republicans, voted in the affirmative and Messrs. Col lins, Converse, Ellis, Finerty, Hunt, Rob inson of New York, Rosecrans, vSIochiu, Tillman and Warner of Ohio, democrats, in the negative. An amendment was adopted providing the expense of maintaining a marine hos pital service shall be defrayed out of re ceipts from the tonnage tax. On motion of Mr. S.'ocum the fourteenth section was amended to read as follows: "Section 14 That, in lieu of a tax on tonnage of thirty cents per ton per annum heretofore imposed by the law, a duty of three cents per ton, not to exceed in the aggregate fiteen cents per ton in any one year, is hereby imposed at the entry on all vessels which shall be entered in any part of the United States from any foreign port or place in North America, Central America, "West India islands, Bahama islands, Bermuda islands or Sandwich is lands or Newfoundland ; and a duty of six cents per ton, not to exceed thirty cents per ton per annum, is hereby imposed at eaoh entry on all vessels which shall be entered in the United States from any for eign ports, provided the President of the Uuited shall suspend the collection of so much ot the duly herein imposed on the vessels entered from any port in the dominion of Cauada, Newfoundland, Bahama islands, Bermuda islands. West India islands, Mexico and Central Ameri ca down to, and including Aspinwall and Panama, as may be in excess of tonnage and light house dues or other equivalent tax or taxes imposed on American vessels by the government of a foreign country in which such port is situated, and shall on the pasage of this act and from time to time thereafter as it may become necessary by reason os changes in the laws of the foreign countrif-s above mentioned, indi cate by proclamation the ports to which such suspension shall apply, and the rate or rates of tonnage duty if any is to be collected under such suspension, and provided further that all vessels which shall have paid the tonnage tax, imposed by section 4219, revised statutes, for the current year, shall not be liable to the tax herein levied, until the expiration of the certificates of their last payment of tax. Mr. Townshend wished to offer an amendment that material for ship-building come in duty free, but he was cut off by a demand for the previous question. The bill was theu passed. Mr. Thompson presented the report of the Pacific Railroad company on the bill amending the sinking fund act, placed on house calendar. Mr. Burnes. from the committee on ap propriations, reported the cousulor and diplomatic appropriation bill, referred to committee of the whole. Adjourned, COMPLAINING OFFCJALS. The journey of the postmaster general to Florida, is taken for the benefit of Mrs. Gresham, who has been ill for several weeks, and did not recover so rapidly in this climate as htr friends hoped. Representative Regan passed a restless, uncomfortable night, but is easier this morning. His physicians say he is doing well. THE ATTORNEY GENERAls OPINION. The secretary of the treasury has re ceived from the attorney general an opin ion in regard to the duty on summatr3 to bacco, under the provisions of the new tarifi' act relating to duty on leaf tobacco. The attorney ;general holds that the cus toms appraisers may examine the pack ages containing leaf tobacco, and in casts which it appears it has been packed for the purpose of evading the law, may separate that plainly fit for fillings only from that which is fit for wrappers, and assess on them the duty applicable to each class of tobacco. VALUES OF IMPORTS OF 3IERCIIANDISE For the ttvelve months ended March 31, 1884 $68S.25S 642 Same period in 1883 742,508,875 Decrease 59,250,233 VALUES OF EXPORTS OF MERCHANDISE. For the twelve months ended March 31, 1SS4 $731,733,431 Same time in 1SS3 SOS.727,802 Decrease 46,994 371 NOT BELIEVED. No information has been received at the Indian bureau concerning the reported Navajo outbreak. The report is generally discredited. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS. Dr. Gregory, of the civil service commis sion, will in a few days leaye for the west to hold examinations for the general de partment of that service in various cities. The dates for the examinations are ar ranged as follows : Des Moines, May 13. Omaha, 15. Lincoln, IS. Denver, 20. Topeka, 24. Kansas City, 26. St, Louis, 2S. Milwaukee, 29. Chicago, 31. St. Paul, June 5 and 11. Minneapolis and St. Paul have been added to the lis of postoffices coming under the the civil service rules, as over fifty clerks are employed in each of these offices. .MORE REPUBLICAN HARMONY. The republican central committee of the District of Columbia met to-night in re sponse to a call to transact routine business. The meeting throughout was characterized by disorder . An effort was made to con sider the charge of bribery in connection with the recent election of delegates to Chicago. Persons present desired to offer a report on the charges, but the chair held the persons desiring to submit the report, had not been appointed a committee to make the investigation, and in consequence their action was not in order. The decision of the chair was received with groans. An effort was then made to secure the appoint ment of a committee to investigate the charges, but before a vote was taken, the meeting adjourned in confusion. The ma jority report of the self-appointed com mittee said the bribe had been given, and asked that another convention be called. COUNTERFEITER CAUGHT. Marshal Smith Arrests C. A. Arlington at Pilot Grove for Shoving the Queer. B'ouville, April 26. Special. Mar shal J. E. Smith, of Pilot Grove, was in town to-day. He brought with him a prisoner, calling himself C. A. Arlington, who is charged with attempting to pass counterfeit money Ariiugton went into a store at Pilot Grove yesterday, and offered to dispose of a lot of old gold coins that he had, some of them of foreign make, claim ing that he was ''strapped." The suspicion ot the merchant was aroused and the man was taken into custody. On being searched a quantity of counterfeit gold coin was found on his person, consisting mainly of $5 and S10 pieces, of 1S01 and 1S05. He also had $94 in greenbacks and $13 in sil ver, all good money, concealed in his boots He was lo .'ged in jail here this morning, where he now lies awaiting his preliminary examination. The money is pronounced, by experts, a pretty fair imitation. Ar lington is a stranger, a)out 35 years of age and quite an intelligent looking fellow. Some of the money in his possession is foreign coin, the falseness of which it is hard to detect. They all have a bright, brassy appearance that coins of such age should not have. Shaekleford. our prose cuting attorney, being in Jefferson City, the preliminary examination cannot come off before next week. jAbbot the Bank Embezzler. Jefferson City, April 2(3. Special. Tilden G. Abbot, charged with embezzling $49,000 belonging to the National Bank of W.tttertown, Mass , about the first of Jan uary, 1SS4, was brought to this city to-day from Pierce City, Mo., where he was ar rested by the local ofiicers and identified by the parties sent out by the bank for that purpose. lie was turned over to Deputy Marshal Max Jaochimi and brought here to get an order of transfer from. the United States court, to take him to Massachusetts. He leaves to-night for the east in charge of Deputies Lachmau and Jaochimi. Fine Cattle Sale. Marshall, Mo., April 2b Specials Yesterday's sales of thoroughbred short horns resulted in the disposal 1 1 eighty-four head of excellent stock, at an aggregate of $13.4S6. Sales so far in the two past days average $150 per head. There are many fine caltie yet undisposed of. The weather is warm and threitening rain. Farmers generally are busy .putting in their crops. Death of Mrs. Houx. Warrensburg, April 2G. Special Mrs. Houx, familiarly known among her large circle of friends as "Aunt Peggy," and the mother of Rev. J. H. Houx, one of the pioneer preachers of the Cumberland Presbyteri'tn church in this county, .died at the family residence in the south part of the city at 3 o'clock this morning, at the advanced ae of S4 years. Her remains will be interred in the family burviue ground, near Centerview, to day. Chicago Markets. Chicago. April 2G. special. The wires have bten down since 10 a m. and no closing prices can be given. Opening prices are as follows: Wheat May, 92Ac; June, 94c; July, 91nc: Corn May, 54Jc; June, 58i; Julv, 57c; August, 59c. Pork May, $17.05; June, $17 25; July $17 35. Lard May, $S GO ; June, $S.70; July, $S.S0. Court House Condemned. Clinton, Mo., April 26. Special. The county court has condemned the court house here, and it will be torn down short ly. The courts will for the time be held in the Clinton city hall. The trial of Brown field and Hopkins for the murder of Wells will be held there and will commence next Thursday, May 1. St. Louis Markets. St. Louis, April 2G 10 a. m. Special. Wheat July, 97c; year. 93c. Suing for Damages. Pittsburg, Pa., April 2G. Two suits hivebeeu brought in the Uniud Slates circuit court of this city, by Martha Pier and B. F. Liverloue, against the Ni-wYark, Lake Erie & WesU-rn railroad, for damages in the sums of twenty-live and twemy thou sand dollars respectively. Martha Pier was injured by a train go ing through a bridge near Salamanca, New York, and Liverlong had his spinal J corn nispsaceu in a collision wnne euro me to NewYark City from Meadville, Penn. SPORTING". Memphis Meet. Memphis, April 2G An :her beautiful morning as regards weather, with the track still in improved condition, heralded in the third day of tbe spring met iug of the new Jockey club. It being thr Derby day en trance to the fild, was fn e, the attendance numbering fully 5,000. First race, one and one-sixteenth miles, handicap, Manitoba, favnri;e, first ; Alick Amert second; Patonia third, lime 1:00. Voltaire, War Sign, Joe Baily, Fair count, Col. Hepleurn and Little Joker also ran. Second race of the Tennessee derby for three-year-olds, one and one-half mile, Ten Strike, favorite, first; Zatnpa second; Tim Carlisle third. Time, 2AS. Third race, Fairview stakes, for two-year-olds, five-eighihs of a mile, Ten Stone came in first; Bersand, second; Freeman third ; Willie Clark, fourth ; Kico, fifth. The three first are owned by Morris & Pat ton. The rider of Willie Clark claimed a foul, in that while leaving, just after the send off, he was crowded into the fence by Saxon Bersand. Willie Clark showed a cut in the left Hank, and the foul was sus tained. The judges gave the race to Wil lie Clark, Kico second. The foul disqual ified Morris & Pattun's entries for that race, and barred Jockey Saxon during the remaining days of the meeting. Fourth race, steeple-chase, about two miles, Carter Harrison won ; Capl. Curry, second. Time 5:44J. Judge Burnett, fa vorite, and Bagdad fell at first hurdle. Sandown Baces. London, April 2G. At the Sandovn second spring meeting to-day, the grand international steeple chase handicap was won by Saville by three Itngths, Roque fort second, Cartolvin third. There were six starters. The Princess of Wale3 free handicap race of 200 guineas was won by Southampton by three lengths, Walton's Deceiver second, Qtiebrcda third. There were eleven start ers. The race for the Esher stakes was won by The Lambkin by three-fourths of a length. Acrostic second, Walton's Hopeful third. There were eight starters. CRIMINAL CALENDAR. Billiard Tournament. Cincinnati, April 59 The billiard tour nament for the state championship was ended to-night. Six games were played. The contestants wer Bussey, Honing, Furst, West, DeLoug, Snyder and Thatcher. Thatcher won the champion-hip, winning six games. Bussey and Honing tied for second place, each winning four games. A Horse and Man Kace. McPherson, April 2G. A race has just been run at the fair "rounds between a horse and a man. The stakes were SI 00 a J side, the man to run ten miles before the horse could make twenty. The man made his distance in eighty one and oue-half minutes. The horse made fourteen and a half miles in seventy-five minutes. Base Ball. WASHINGTON, D. C. Cleveland 9 Washington 6 DAYTON, O. Toledo 7 Dayton 3 TERRA HAUTE, IND. Evansville 4 Terra Haute 0 A Mixed Oase. St. Louis, April 26. Abott, the abscond ing cashier of the Watertown, Mass. bank, was taken from Pierce City last night by a deputy United States marshal lo Jefferson City, where he will be turned over to De tective Hanscomb, of Watertown, and taken by him to the latter place. John J, Hughes and Miss Katie Hughes, of Watertown have been in Pierce" City and Abbott mortgaged his store and residences to Hughes, who in turn assigned them to Abbott's attorney. In the meantime Clay ton's wife, who has a suit against her hus band for a divorce, and some of Clayton's creditors have attached the properly, and John B. Goodrich, attorney from Watertown, has commenced legal proceedings in behalf of the bank and be lieves he will be able to recover the prop erty. Hughes has been placed under ar rest. Abbott has been spending money lav ishly, but it is thought he has something left besides his store and residence, which he will turn over to the bank The case seems to ne greatly complicated, and it will take some time to straighten it out Miss Hughes is not related to John J. Hughes, but is a niece of the wife of Abbott's brother, who resides in California. Deeds of Desperadoes. Indianapolis, April 26. A special to the Journal reports that at one o'clock this morning two men robbed the house of Wm. Wayne, a farmer residing near Bern, in Adams county, securing a small sum of money. The men then went to the house of Amos BrHckenstras, three-quarters of a mile from Wayne's, and forced an entrance. 1 tie noise awakened Brackenstras. As he rose in bed he was shot through the heart and the house robbed of $73. Two men, suspected of the crime, have been arrested near Geneva and lodged in jail at Bluff ton, Wells county. Great excitement and threats of lynching are reported. Coming to Tneir Senses. Cincinnati, April 27 Unusually severe sentences were pronounced against the re cently convicted prisoners by Judge Mat thews, of the criminal side of the common pleas court, to-day. John Walker, who went into Schmidt's drug store at night and with a drawn re volver compelled the clerk to deliver the money, was sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. Dan Fliiuigan, for a similar offense com mitted about the same time, got fifteen years. Michael Gibbons, for burglary, six years. Frank Hogan, same offense, seven years. John Kerwiu, same offense, five j ears. Fred Nye, a noted horse thief, fifteen years. A number of sentences for shorter terms were pass?d, but there were peculiar cir cumstances warrantiug mercy. POLITICAL. For Arthur. Oshkosh, Wis., April 26. The republi can convention the Nineteenth senatorial district and the three assembly districts of Winnebago countv elected delegates to-day as follows : C. B. Clark, D. L. Ihhey, M. H. Eaton, Jno. Hicks, E. A. Whiting, Henry Hewitt, I. E. Loope, Ed Henney. It is understood the delegates are for Arthur. Kentucky Democrats. Louisville, April 26. The democrats of Kentucky held conventions all over the state to-day. Resolutions were adopted unanimously demanding a tariff for rev enue for only. McDonald and Til den are divided about equally, the expres sions of preference in spite of Mr. Water son's refasal to be a delegate at large to the Chicago convantion. A number of committees were instructed for him. Cincinnati Fluggers. Cincinnati, April 26. In the glove fight at llobiusen's opera house to night, for a stake of five hundred dollars, in four rounds, between Bob Farrell, of New York, weight, 133 pounds, and Charles McDonald, of Cincinnati, formerly of Cnn ada, weight, 170 pounds, Farrell was de cidedly the superior, and the decision in his favor at iheeud of the fourth round, by the referee. Tom Ky an, was applauded by a large audience. Ordered to Sell. Seneca, Ks., April 26. In the district court this morning Judge Martin rendered his decision on the motion to dissolve the attachments in the somewhat famous Mar bourg cases, overruling the motion and sustaining the attachments. The receiver was ordered to sell the balance of the Mar bourg hardware stock at Sabetha immedi ately at private sale. Absconded. New York, April 26. Wm. J. Phillips, of the Produce Exchange, who failed yes terday, has absconded. He had forged warehouse receipts for large quantities of flour, and some other fradulents acts. AnotherHigh License Town. Minneapolis, April 26. The city coun cil to-night, by a vote of 16 to 5, adopted an ordinance fixing the license for selling spiritous or malt liquors at $500, Voted to Raise the Interest. New Orleans, April 26. It is now re garded as certain that the first amend ment of thestaie constitution has carried. This amendment provides that the interest on the state bonds which had been fixed hy the consitmion at three per cent, for fifteen years'from July Is, 1SSS, aud four per cent thereafter, shall be raid lo four per cent, from January 1st, 1883 for the whole term of thirty years. This it is be lieved will be the first instance in which a state by a vote of the people has raised the interest on the public debt. New York Independents. New York, April 26. The subcommittee of the indpendent republican conference committee, met again to-day. Among those present were Carl Schurz. Ex-Gov. D, H. Chamberlain and Generals Francis C. Barlow aud Henry E. Tremaine. A paper prepared by the committee in relation to candidates for the coming elec tion, was discussed and ordered printed. West Virginia Greenbackers. Charleston, W. V., April 26. The green back party of this county met here to-day and cliose delegates to the state convention at Buchanan, May 21?t, the delegates go instructed for Dr. A. K. Barbee, for gov ernor. There is strong talk of fusion be tween the greenbackers and republicans. To War on Secret Societies. St. Louis, April 26. It is stated on the authority of a Catholic priest here that the work of the coming council at Baltimore is as marked out at the late meeting of arch bishops at Rome, and that it will refer largely to secret societies, Burglary and Incendiary. Clay Center, Kas., April 26. At Wake field, a station on the Kansas Pacific road, fifteen miles east of this place this morn ing about 3 o'clock the store of Sam Rich ards was entered by burglars. His safe was blown open and robbed of $200, and the building fired. There was but $5,000 in surance. The loss on the stock of general merchandise alone is over $10,000. Noth ing of value was saved The citizens are scouring the country in search of the in cendiaries. Two or three suspicious char acters have been aeen around the village forseveral days, aud it is supposed they are the criminals. A Fiendish Mother. Aaston, Pa., April 26. This morning Mrs. Amelia Baruett locked the doors of her house, threw her two children, one aged two years, and the other five months on a bed and cut their throats with a r; zor. She then gave an alarm, and as the neigh bors rushed in drew .the razor across her own throat and threw herself beside her children All are mortally wounded. The Barnett family came here from Pittsburg, Pa., several months ago. To be Hanpred For Rape. Austin, April 26. The supreme court to day affirmed the judgment of the lower court in the case of Theo. Bess, of Lamar, charged with the rape of a paralyzed in mate of the county poor house. Bess will pay the death penalty. Burglar Arrested EldoVlo, April 26. Sheriff' Dodson ar rested Henry Donnelly ?nd party this morning, on the charge of burglarizing a jewelry storo at Newton on the 16th. He also arrested G. B. Thompson, who is wanted at McPherson. Lohenstien On Trial. Gnhvston, April 26. The News Dallas speci tl says the case of Joseph Lohenstien, charued with complicity in the great cot ton swindling case, was taken up this morn ing. HAPS AND MISHAPS. Texas Plas?ues. St. Louis, April 26. Advices from Western Texas are to the effect that the cattle ore suffering and large numbers are dying for want of water and gras3, the droiith having been very severe in that section. Myriads of catterpillars have also appeared and are destroying all kinds of vegetation. A Bad Collision. Troy, April 26. Two Boston, Hoosac Tunnel & Western trains collided this morning at Hoosac Junction. Fourteen freight cars aud two engines were wrecked and a brakeman seriously injured. Sculptor Bwing Dead. New York, April 26. George L. Ewing aged 55, a well known sculptor with a studio at Philadelphia, was found dead at the Brevoort house to-day. The gas jet was partly on. He was engaged on the busts of Henry Irving and Miss Terry. Cutting Rates. New York, April 26. A general cut in rates was made by the rival telegraph companies here to-day. FOREIGN. The Usual History of Crime, Bloodshed, War and Re lentless Rapine, The Old World Fast Sinking Into Barbarism and Anarchy. England's Egyptian dilemma. London, April 26. The British embas sador to Turkey, has informed the govern ment that the porte insists, if the Egyptian conference be held at all, its objects shall include the settlement of the political as well as tbe financial question. Official ad vices from St. Petersburg and Paris show both the Russiau and French governments unwilling to discuss thEirl of Granville's proposals in view of the absence of any statement regarding the terms of occupa tion and. the policy of pacification. The Berlin National Gazette says : Ger many is concerned only in the financial j lestion aud will not touch the British proposals unless the political question be excluded. A WAR COUNCIL. A council was held at the war office thi3 morning, and it is reported that the Duke of Cambridge. Lord Wohley, the Marquis of Huntington and others in authority ad vise against an expedition to Berber at the present time, or any advance whatever un til a full force shall be equipped to relieve Khartoum in the autumn. Nibar Pasha is pressing the government to come to an immediate decision to auvanee to Berber. The Egyptian troops at Assouan and other stations in upper Egypt are disaffected and declare their intention of joining El Mahdi. Numbers aie desertincr. zmbehr responsible. A Cairo correspondent telegraphs the Times the following: An English officer of great experience in Soudan and a friend of Gen. Gordon, answers me that he pos sessed abundant proof that Zmbehr Pasha is intriguing in Soudtm'and that he U re sponsible for the recent uprising north of Khartoum, ihe limes recommends an immediate inquiry into this matter. A BAD BLAZE A fire on the premises of William Whit ley, dealer in general merchandise in Westbourne grove to d:y destroyed one building and damaged four others. Loss, 250,000 pounds. OBITUARIES. Gaff Gone. Cincinnati, April 26. Thomas Gaff, of Aurora, Ind,, one of the largest distillers in the country, died of, apoplexy in this city yesterday evening, aged 74 yers. Goyernor Ward Dead. Newark, N. J., April 26. Ex-Governor Marcus L. Ward died this afternoon, aged 712 years. Death of Dupont. London, April 26. Francois De Sales Ponce Dupont, French journalist and au thor, is dead, aged 59 years. OLIVER GONE OVER. Demosthenes Oliver, a French statesman, is also dead, aged 85 vears. DANGEROUSLY ILL. Fanny Ellsler, a celebrated aanseuse, is dangerously ill. VonMoltke 111. Berlin, April 26. Von Moltke is ill with catanh of the lungs. He has ob tained a leave of absence, and will retire to his estates in Silesia. He retains nomi nal command of the staflf. Augero Reinforced. Havana, April 26. A band of thirty three Haytien Crews have landed at Cuba to reinforce Angero's band. FIRE FIEND. Warming Their Stoves. Padueah, Ky., April 26 Farley's stove factory burued to-day. Loss, $12,000 ; in surance, $5,000. A Forest Fire. Philadelphia, April 26. A special to the Times from New Bloomfield says a disastrous forest tire raged on the Lime stone ridge all day, and to-night the flames present a weird appearance as they leap lromtlie brush to the tree tops. Incendiary Fire. Maryville, Kas., April 26. A fire broke out at 4 o'clock this morning, which de stroyed the German lumber office, loss $3,500- John Throm s hotel, loss $1,500 ; Hohn & Draheim's warehouse, with cou trnts, loss unknown, and a dwelling house belonging to Bohner. Insurance about one half. The origin of the fire fs supposed to be incendiarv. Odd Fellows' Aniversary. Olathe, Kans., April 26.The sixty fifth aniversary of Odd Fellowship was celebrated by the members of that fraterni ty of this and adjoining cities here to-day. Over 400 men were in procession. The grand secretary, Burde, delivered the oration. A Church Scandal. New York, April 26. Dr. Kinney's party, of the Madison Avenue Congrega tional church, obtained to day in the supe rior court an injunction against Eev. John P, Newman and others as conductors and managers of the church. By the injunc tion Dr. Newman is prevented from per forming the functions of pastor until May 1st, when a hearing is set for, except during to morrow, when he is permitted to hold regular Sunday services in the church.