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IliE Si,LALiA vVEKLl' BAZOO. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 18b 7.
3 ROUGH ON JEFF. icse again was a j ire ol l,e room VM THE DEAD BODY OK RrSfER & j m am r I Vhut Missouri I .inprASSitiPn Havp s irrouri : i.r in- w -eiciit: wire and a j mi.-!- ! dren. He had received a death woinl io ia.v ODceruiug tut-ir State Capitol. d scene. In the cen THE WHITE KIVEK HOKKOK. hil- MessrsHatch and Bumes Call it a City of Starvation and Hasheries. The Wade Judicial Bill Passes With Only Two Nega tiye Vote. through the neck at the hands cf eld rua-i v u 1 o , out oeing a man oi greu Tiiaiuy, and having as he supposed, killed al1 ;! Whites, he mounted bS horse and nule to this scene, dying as he entered his own door. The trouble seems to hive grown out of a lawsuit. A year ago the Whites bought , a piece of land of the Kosser. and failing to pay for it, he brought suit to gain p ob session of the property. A writ of dis possession had been issued last week against White, bat had been recalled for some reason, and was not served. This angered Kosser, and vest err ay moruinv, in com pany with his son aud hired man, all Washington, D. C, Feb. 7. The Mis-1 "wed, bey went to th V hites' place to ourians entertained tne nouse in great j orcioiy ejen uifai. iue emcr t? mir m styie for an hour to-day in passing Farmer I iteJ the party to enter the house Kosser Wade's judicial bill. Mr. Bumes got recoe-1 nd his son entered and made known the w m m . niticn and called up the bill. Mr. Bland object ol their visit A lew words pa and the bring began. Old man h Latest Details From Saturday's Terrible Wreck and Holocaust. niticn and caned up solemnly opposed it as an extension of the powers of the federal courts, and empha sized his speech with a protest from the "Bar Association of Jefierson City." This was too much for Hatch. He arose, pull ed up his coat sleeves with a let-me-at-him ex pre-si on. and said : 'Every poor devil who has to appear before the federal court h:s to travel from one hundred to two huodred miles and starve.'' Then Mr. Hatch gave a graphic descrip tion of the bills of fare presented at Jeffer son City hotels. Mr Burnes followed Mr. Hatch. 'The Bar Association of Jefierson City," he said, ' that reminds me of the story of the man who wrote a book on wolves in Ice land, and the paragraph of that book was there are no wolves in Iceland. Sir, that M precisely the way the battery of the Bar Association of Jefierson City would read. The local bar of Jefierson City has organized a bar asso ciation in behalf of the bash houses of Jefierson City. That is all this mem a ial means There is nothing of any con sequence in Jefferson City," he said, "but the State Capitol, and that U about to be moved away." Shouts of laughter encouraged Mr Burnes and he went on. ' The only opposition to the bill is flow these hash-houses LOOK AT KANSAS CITY. the second place in tha state. Nt a word do we hear of opposition from her representative. He sits still in his seat; and St Louis, too is silent." Mr. O'Neill got up and said he had heard no protests from St. Louis, and had therefore said nothing. "And 1 may add," Mr. Burnes went on, "Thai he will vote for the bill. Kansas City in not objecting; St. Louis is not objecting; only poor, miserable,jold Jeffer son City is objecting." PASSED WITH A BOOM. The vote was first taken viva voice, and was overwhelmingly in favor o; the bill. Mr. Bland demanded tellers, and while Mr. Wade saw to it that every republican went down and voted Mr. Hatch rallied the democrats, ike vote was 184 to '1 Mr Bland and Mr. Eden, of Illinois furnishing the negatives. In a general wav it may be sa d that the bill provides for terms of the District and Circuit courts at Hannibal aud St. Joeeph, and for terms of the District court at Springfield. The bill divides the state into two districts. The Eastern District is composed of the following: St. Louis Franklin, Gasconade. Jefferson, Crawford W ashington, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Dent, Iron, Aiadisoa, Perry, Bollinger Cape Girardeau, Shannon, Kevnoids, Wayne, Scott, Carter, Oregon, Kiplev Butler, Stoddard, New Madrid, Mississippi, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Montgomery, Lincoln, V arren, St. Charles, Macon, Adair, Aud rain, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Kails, Schuyler, Scotland, Sheloy and Kaudolph. All the other counties in the stste constitute the Western District. a texas'tragedy. bring began. Old man White staggered from the house and fell dead in the yard, the elder Kosser emptying his revolver at him. The boy was inside, and his version of it is that the elder White shot him and his f ther and he SHOT OLD MAN W HITE once and then turned the v inchester on the White boys to Keep them from shoot ing his father. About fifteen shots were fired, and with deadly efltct, killing four of the participauls and wounding the boy. Kosser w:s a noted resident firmer of Bowie county. The Whites have been here not many years, but were considered very good people. Koseer has long had the reputation of being a desperate man, and was generally feared. AFTER GORE. A Lively Battle WUh Coon Which Stirs up Calhoun's Bad Blood. A Farmers' Fued Which Ends in a Wholesale Slaughter. iv i; ii r i." i t rw. xejvaio, x ex., reo. . mis town was thiown into a wild lever ol excitement vesterday morning when a man on horse back came dashing into town with the in formation that a deadly battle had been fought about four miles northwest of town Four male members of a family named White were pitted against Colonel Kosser, his son Willie, aged 15 years, and a hired man named Mullinr, resulting in the kill ing of three of the Whites and C donel Kosser and the dangerous wounding of the boy. A few minutes sufficed to empanel a jury who, in company with the officers and Justic. Proctor, left huriedly for the-cene of bloodshed. A ride of an hour over a rough road brought the party to the battle ground, the home of the White family, a log house consisting of one room about 20 feet square, in the center of about fifteen acres of cleared land. The psrty reached the house and were struck with the HORROR OF THE SCENE. On the ground in front of Use entrance to tne house ws found the dead body of J. C. White, with a bullet hole borough his breast and one through his side In the renter of the room in a great pool of blood lay Walter White dead, shot twice through the neck and breat. Upon a bed in a half sitting posture was Liw6on White dead, with a gun cocked and clutched in his hands. A bullet hole tli rough Mi head told how he met his death. In one corner of the room was found Roster's son, the boy of 15 years, badly shot throHgh the side, with a Win cheater at his side. Blood was everywhere and over everything. The deadly weap ons that had wrought so much destruction were scattered promiscuosly about. In another part of the room in a crouch ing position was a deformed and demented crea ure, a woman who was related to the White family. Every few momenta sne would go into wild convulsions This added to the screams and cries of the widow and five fatherless children made a scene of honor that beggars description cne that wHl long be impressed upon the minds o the beholders. Bat the scene of death did not cod here. A half nile further on was reached the home of Rosner. Calhoun, Mo , Feb. 7. Special. This little village is quite "stirred up" over a row that began in the neighboring towu, Windsor, last evening and ended here later in the night. The particulars of whch are a6 follows : J. H. Harper, assistant pist-mater at this place, left here yesterday morning for the purpose of spending the day with rel atives in v indsor, intending to return unon the evening passeng r, due in Wiud- sor at about 7.10 o'clock p. m. Accordinglv, Mr. Harper repaired to the deoot at about ten minutes before the time above stated, and entering the wait ing room, found it well ti i led with young "negro bucks and wenches of the sauci est African tvpe. lieing a stranger, he (Harper immedi ately tok a seat in a vacant corner, where upou the "oons" began to crowd around him, till finally coming into close prux i mi ty, one stumbled (purposely, as if by accident) over his feet, and turning to him orde.eJ hitn to "get himself out of there." Harper idstanily sPKl'XG TO his MR and grasping an umbrella that he carried with him, began (to use his own expression) "knocking niggers h I wet and crooked The negius being so great in the majority of course showed grit, and closing around him pressed the flght. Harpers umbrella having been beaten to shreds ou the head of one particularly unremitting African, and he not liking the idea Of grappling with an African, bounded from the depot to the platform lor the purpose ot s curing something to do battle with. He was however, caught by a couple of white men ana the train pulling in iut then, he was taken aboard and held, with some difficul ty, till the train pulled out, when he soon quieted down. ARRIVING AT CALHOUN, he, with a friend, at once started to the postutfice and had gone some di-tance when his COMPANION discovered that three of the negroes were following him. they having come on the front end of the same train. Wishing to avoid trouble and feariug treachery, Mr. Harper and his companion rushed into private residence by the way, and the coons passed on. This, however, was not the end. The news that sooae "treacherous blacks" were "after a white min's scalp," so.jn spread, and the little town was thrown into a tremor of excitement. A search party was organized later, and the negroes were, shortly afterward, cap tured, and to judge from the tattered cloth ing, blood and gore left upon the battle field, and the "looks of satisfaction" worn by some of the boys, they (the coons) fared roughly. At any rate they occupied a very short space of time in GETTING OCT OF TOWN, and it is safe to say, that they will not set oot here in many a day. The Lincoln Hearse Burned- St. Louis, Feb. 10. Besides the oecun- iarv loss which resulted last nit lit from the destruction of Jesse A mot's livery stable, one loss was suffered which is irreparable. The hearse in which the remains of the martyred president, Abraham Lincoln, were conveyed io their last resting place, was consumed in the flames. This hearse was built by Arnotfor that special purpose, and since ihat day has never been out of the building, he refused to have it profaned by any meaner use after it had been thus consecrated by the greatest and most hon ored man of the country. Mad Missourians Washington, Feb. 10 From the numer ous telegrams received by Representatives Wade, Burnes and Hatch yesterday and to-day, it appears that the people of the Springfield, St. Joseph and Hannibal dis tricts have been greatly stirred np by the fight over the Missouri judicial bill in the house oa Monday. These telegrams indi cate a red-hot desire to move the state cap ital from Jefferson City. Hundreds of copies of the Congressional Record concern ing the proceedings of the judicial bill, with the speeches of Burnes and Hatch about Jefierson City, were ordered yester day and mailed to Missouri. White River Junction, Vt , Feb. 7. sad spectacle wa revealed to the throngs of visitors who gathered at the scene of the wreck Saturdav and vesterdav. Before them imbedded in the melted ice were twisted the iron work? of four cars, which had gone down to destruction, and carried death to most of their occupants Where they lav w re great pools ot water, caused by the melting of the ice by the heal from the burning cars. The fourth car from the reai, or one of the day coaches, was en tirely destroyed, and what little remained was hidden beneath the li.tie lake of water, upon the suif ice of which floated embers, bits of burned clothing and pieces of char n d humau fl sh. It was impjssible to gel at this car yes terday, but a gang of men will go to work to-day and will drag the depihs for buried bodies. It is though! by some that at leas tweaty, if not more, corpses will be taken out from THIS HAKNEI. POOL. So far as known not a soul escaped from this car, and it is considered possible that there may be as many as forty bodies underneath the debri sunk in this pool. Official inspectors have visited the black ene ! wreck. lTpon the ice in the debri-. of the "Puritan" they discovered the remains of no less than six bodies, which they could pick out. Three were so thoroughly burned thai it was impossible to even tell their sx, and ome ma le scarely a hand ful. In the next burned car, the Pullman car 'St. Alban," which came from Springfield, they coul 1 only make out three bodies They are reduced to such a state that lay euuld scarcely b discerned from the rest of the debris. No doubt the bodies of many arsons were totally con sumed. The third car from the rear, or day car, was entirely submerged, and no investiga tion could be made. The fourth car from the rtar, or the last remaining one, wa next visited. Here was preseut-d the most horrifying scenes of al'. No les thin twelve bundles of burtud Hesh, charred cut of all human shape, were fouud THE OFFIt'I AL INVESTIGATION iuto the circumstances connected with the disaster began here this afternoo and under the direction of the board of railroad commissioners of Vermont, cousisting of Lx-Cfovernor Pengree, of ILirtiord, as chairman; Hon. VV. Clark, of Rutlaud, aud Hon. S. O. Fletcher, of St Johusbury The tirst witness was Charles H. Pierce. He was engineer of the unfortunate train A' it new testified: "I ran the engine vhile shifting the cars and the traiu was made up as ih customary, with the com oinaiion oggage ami express car next to the engine, then the com bination mail and smoker with the first passenger car all of which came from Boston over the Boston & Lowell Road, then followed the passenger and sleeping cars from Springfield, the sleeper being the St. Al jan Attaciedto the rear of the train was the Pullman sleeper "pil grim" making six cars in all. We should have left by t me table at 12;40 a. m., but were an hour and a half late, leaving at 2;10 a m. We ran at the regular rate making up no time before the bridge was reached, then we slowed up as usual, and a little more so, the air brake seemed to take hold better. I applied the air brakes about three times the length of the tiain back from the bridge, which was the usual place. I never went over the bridge with out slowing up ; should judge the speed of the train o have been ab nit eight miles an hour NOTICED NOTHING I Nisi Al.. No jar or jerking of any kind occurred be fore reaching the bridge, or in fact, at any time, until my engine came to a standsiill was silting on my seat, looking ahead, hen the first unusual thing occurred, which was the sound of the alarm bell from :ars: we were then about the middle of the brid.e. It struck but once, my hand m m was within a foot of the lever, which ap plies the air brakes. The breaks ere lr off before reaching the bridge : never work steirn across the bridge. a i .a ii applied my brakes instantly, bat did not reverse my engine at all after applying the brakes. I looked out of tnv window then oeing aooui two-thirds ot the way across the bridge, and I saw ths rear puilnian of the tram falling Irum the rear end of the bridge. In falling, it drew the next three cars with it, when the couplin.s evidently broke U-iween the smoker and the hrst passenger car." MRS FAIRBANKS MI I N liar: ford, t., Feb 7. It is learned that Mrs. Horace Fairbanks, wife of Ex Governor Fairbanks, of St. Johusbury, is among the lost, she was to have beeu on the train, and it is stated that her cloak and watch have been found. Mr. Fair banks is here looking for the body. An other person supposed to be one of the victims, is H. . Hazen, this place. Mrs. Blaidsell, of Tichury is safe in Montreal; Cas. B Hubbard, of Cambridge, Mdat-, reported to have been wounded in he accident is wanted in Boston for the embezzlement of (300. He was on his way to Canada The following is an addition al list of persons found to be missing and Trainmen, twtdve ; total on the train, ei rily-fiv are.. oot. d fr is luUntM: Injured, as pvr surgeon's otficia' list, ' thir y six. I ead bdies recovered no t Suadav -uirgeon' co int, twenty-sewn. Found Sundav, five. Known to h-tve gone north on tram . twelve. Knowu lo have re'urned h ne, five. Total, eighty-five. These figures m y be changed by the probable presence of children without ticket on the train who hsvc not yet been heard from. later estimate.-. The previous computation of the total number of passengers on the wrecked train is to-niht increased by six, making ninty one knon to have been there, this leaves six passengers still unaccounted for whom there is room in the flexibility of the surgeons' estimates on charred odies made on Sunday. The total number of identified dead, up to thi evening, is seventeen, the list having been increased bv one to-day, through the iden tification of the remains of Harry Brooks, of Boston. Labor Looters LAID OIT LONGSHOREMEN. New York. Feb. 10. Along the river fronts to-day, there was no indication that any difficulty had existed between the Longshoremen and the railroad and steam ship lines. At the railroad piers the load ing of cars ou big fl ats are being carried ou with regularity and at the coast ie aud southern port steamship companies, a.'l evi lence of the recent s. niggle is oblit erated. Everything is as qui?i as before the ti ike. FR ) ;I JKFFKRSON CI TV. Tlu Capitol Removal Project Postponed Ovriiu; to tho Ab sence of Helntyre- each sena- ubject was The Hording Houses Well Repre sented in the Lobby to Wa ch the Fray. I Sl PPOSED TO BE LOST. Homer Kiggs, of Middlebury. D. Brooks, of Cornwall, Oot. Fred Blair, of Spriugfield, Mass. Dr. W. F. Clark, the well-known French physician, Laconie, Mass. GOING TO THE SCENE. Concord, Feb. 7. James H. Russell, of Providence, Rhode Island, passed through here this morning en route for the scene of the Central Vermont railroad disaster, to identify, if possible, the remains of Wm. J. Hargerty of this city, who is known to have been on the train and is undoubtedly lost as nothing has been heard from him. White River Junction, Vt.. Feb. 9. A most careful revision stows the following estimate of the number of persons on the wrecked train and how accounted for thus far. It makes the number of killed thirty-two. There were brought to Windsor on the Conneticut River railroad, thirty. To the White River Junction oa the Bos ton and Lowell road, thirty even. Taken on at White River Junction, six. KKNEWING TUB BATTLE. The Erruiny Ser extra says : District asse nbly. No. I!, put on an extra coat of wr paint at its conference early this morning and ordered out everybody in the oeer ale and portt-r breweries in this ciiy, Yonkers, Jersey City. Brooklyn, Maten Island, Newark aud Patterson, as well as the members of the Eccentric As sociation of Stationary engiueeis employed in the di Herein factories within its juris ili StiotL The order is to go iuto eflect to morrow and it is estimated that the num I t .t oer oi men wn win stop worx in tee breweries alone will amount t about U.UUU the number ot tno.e who will re thrown out by the engimer will run into tin thousands No exact general estimate can be iortued at present, but it is certain that it tbey do quit, the majority or lie big factories will have to cl se down Forty nine claims that on the strength of assurances that arrangements were being made for ARBITRATING THE t o.tl. TROl BLES it rested on its oar and 1 si so ue ground, now it intends to regain that ground an 1 get some more. The members of Forty- nine executive board say they have posi tive information that some of the coal coiup-inies art pressed for loans on the national banks and they b lieve that with the arrangement they are miking in con nection with the stopping of work by the employes of breweries and the engineers, the demand for coal will go so limited that the coal companies will be glad to come to terms. Tne ostensible reason for the Ktrike is that the breweries and other manufacturies are using "scab" coal. To the reporter a high ofiVial of Ai said this afternoon, you can say that all stories that the strike was on the point of disruption and coming to an end, have been made through a muunderstading or manufactured out of whole cloth. The district had simply ' CEASED FROM Pl'SHING MATTKRs further in the idea that the coal com panics were about to have all differences settled by arbitration. All have been un deceived on that point and now we intend to renew the battle with a vengeance. Nor will the extension of the strike stop with the measures to be carried out to morrow. 1 1 necessary we will call out men in other lines. The news Hew along the piers and wharves and the strikers visible were unusually numerous and much more cheerful thau they have been for some days. James K. Quinn, uiasjerworkmau of District Assembly 49, and Victor Drury, went to Boston last night. They are to confer wi h District Assembly 40, of Massachusetts, in relation to the strike. The Knights in Massachu setts may be called out wherever "scab" coal is used. Other Matters Pertaining to Leg islation for the Weal of the People Yesterday. Jeffcr on City, Feb. 10 - Special. This Whs a field ir at the capital. Before the house was even called to order, tju'te a number of Jefler on City hoarding house keepers wer.- occupying lobby seat-. I hey were out ic force wiib their fond daugh- ters on aress paraue lo wa cn bow the ir special rabbit eaters voted. Their pres ence was calculated to awe trie members and to rem i ml tin in Ih&l i; thev am not vole in the interest of the old place, whose antiquities and poor habit? were all it had left to recommend it as the eat of gov ernment of a grea: commou wealth, was giveu a wide range, so that tor who Mnd U speak on the girenan opportunity. i i ntate I tlia' the vo!e on the motion wiil ti dually end the submission quest ion during the present ses ion. Its fate is 1 outrd t ie motion to indefinitely post pone will undou t 41 ;:r i y (Hi ma jority. Stweffsd import 'lit bil s were introJuced in both houses One bill, by Senator Cas tleioan, authorizing railroad eomptnie to ue in c mru n all terminal railr oad i neks in cities of over 40.000. and provid ing for a termini! sup rinte)dent of such tracks NOTES The Senate ti-day made the 1 owning Militia bill the special order for ten o'clock to-morrow. RAULNG RIVERS, The Latest From the Torrent Torn Districts. would be the worse for them, PRELIMINARY. The earlv morning hour as cunsumed in the monotonous introduction ot peti tions, remonstrates, bills, etc., all of which were referred to proper com mi. tees. Among the petitions were several, asking the removal of the state caoitol irom Jeti erson City to Sedalia. These were lrom Bates, Lawrence, Jasper, Carroll and other counties. The reading of these petitions provoked frowns from the cheap, iewelry bedrcked boarding house dames of the capitoi city, but the business of the house proceeded jntt a if they were not present lo approve or disapprove of its action. OPKN1NO WO AN DAM t Promptly at 10:!0 Mr. Crawfor J, of Pet tis, Cilied up the special order for the hour : the concurrent resolution, removal of the state capital from Jtdersou City to Setlalia. The regular order was passed for the time being and reports of commit tees were handed t the chief clerk, who read in a voice snowing that he was not afraid of the battery of bright eyes and prospective empty stom uhs inat were ar rayed in front of him. At 10,40 blank roll call sheets a ere dis tributed among the boarding bouse ma irons, in order that they might check the names of their respective boarders who voted nay. HBKK it is At 10;4o the clerk read the proposed constitutional amendment bv its title "ben Mr. Kern of Si Lmi-. said owing to ;he absence by sickness ot Mr. Mclntyre, the member from Ode, he moved that the further consideration be postponed until February, 19. Mr. Salsburv, ot Cbari'on, seconded the motion of .Mr. Kern and amended it bv in sertin .'Monday the 21st of February as the date of lbs consideration. Accepted by Mr Kern. 'apt. Bridges, of Petti -t came to his feet and got recognition of the speaker and made on of his pleasant and happily worded enorts which commanded the very closest attention of the house and very a a a it large lobbv. rlis remarks were witty, to the point, and to the eflect ; that out of consideration tor the absence ot the verv able representative from Cole,M r. Mclntyre he hoped that the friends of the measure would vote in favor of such proposed post - I a ft 1 mm 111 ponenieni. ineers.j Mr. cringes tben asked that the date be amended so as to make it the 22d of February. Some gentleman suggested ihat the 22d was a national holiday, whereupon Mr. Bridges changed his amendment to read . i .1.1 t it me j-a, wnicn was auopieu ny a rt.w voce vote. The boarding house girls then tested the strength of the.r corset airings, by taking a long bre-tth, as much as to say, "Thi is another lease of life." The Jefferson City lobby then withdrew, after which Captain Bridges moved to reconsider the vote by which the postpone ment was passed which was consented to. Captain Bridges also moved that March 2nd be named as the day, aud 10:30 as the hour at which the matter would be further considered Carrie J. WILL fJET THK31 IP THEY CAS New York, Feb. 10, I a. m. A member of the executive board of District Assem bly No Forty-nine at 1 a. m. said that the brewers of this city and vicinitv would go out to-morrow, (Friday) in fiet the order had been issued. The members of the executive board, however, said the number, 10,000, of brewers was greatly exagerated. Viil the Eccentric Engineers also tw out?" was i-kek, "as far as understood the engineers will also go out, for they will not handle acab' coal." SHoLMAKKJt's STRIKE. Dover, N. H., Feb. lo Between four and five hundred shoemaker, employed in Cioutman's factory, struck io-dv be cause one man was discharged. The em ployer iaims that the man was let go be cause of a lack of work. A RAILROAD STRIKE. Connellsville. Pa, Feb. 10. All the yard conductors, brakemen and firemen of the Pittsburg, McKeesport A Youghie- gheny railroad are on a strike for an in crease of wages that had been promssed them ten davs ago. The engineer? are it their posts but have no assistance, hence not a freight wheel has turned to-day at Dickins' Run and Maysville, and a bad Mockade of cars is the result. The men want an advance in their wages of from 15 to 25 per cent. It is thought the matter will be compromised. resumed work. Hittsburg, Feb. 10. The Monongahela miners resumed work this morning in the first, second and third pools. The contest in regard to the mining rate in the fourth pool premises to be amicably settled. The miners have evinced a disposition to help .i i . .ii . . meir employers to on tneir contracts. Ladies Ginger Capsules never Sealed particulars 4c ta. Address Dr. J. Calsert, Box 610 Wintiied Kan., M8wl2t- fail Lee UOl'SE. In the House the following bills were passed : Vesting in widowed mothers the right to designate the guardians for their minor children. Amending sections 5021 and 5022, arti cle 6, chapter S'J, revised statute, relating to cities, towns and villages. Am uding section 1532, article 7, chap ter 24, revised statutes, making it a mis demeanor to shoot at marks or at random along any public highway. ft 9 3a t ' i - . rroviuing lor tbc weighing ot coal at mines and enabling miners to furnish their own scales. A motion to re-consider the vote, by which the bill appropriating $100,000 for the constuction and organization of a Sol dier's Home, had been ordered to engross ment, caused a lengthy debate, participa ted in by nearly every member upon the floor. The object of the re-consideration was to recall the bill for the purpose of an amendment which should make it include confederates a well as federals in the ben efits of the home. The discussion ended io a defeat of the reconsideration move, and after further debate, the bill was laid over until next Wednesday. SENATE. Senator Hunter obtained s re-consideration of his bill, providing for the appro priation of one-third of the state revenue funds for public school purposes, de feated on Monday, and ou a call of the roll the bill passsed yeas 21, nays 8. Senator Saltonstall, from the committee on constitutional amendments, reoorted unfavorably upon the joint and concurrent resolution. Senator Johnson, of Montgomery, moved its indefinite postponement. tors Sbelion, Proctor, Johnson, be am! Porcher spoke against the motion and Senators Downing and McGinnis in f svor of it Pending the discussion the unaLa ovnk s recess till 2 o'clock when the discussion j CHICAGO'S crisis. Chicago, Feb. 10. The immense volume of water that swelled over tae Ogen dam and CHU.sed so much alarm in the south west portion of the city, yesterday after noon, read out Its: night aud flooded all of that territory lying oetweeu Twenty second street aud Illinois and Michigan canal. On West Ashland avenue scores of familes living in the small cottages that dot the bottom, were compelled to move up stain and some of the more timid ones sought shelter in other parts of the city. After the ice gorge that formed near McCorruick s reaper works early in the afternoon was dislodged it was believed that the ice Hoes would move down the chan nel with the current and be driven out into the like but at 10 o'clock word was received that another ice jam more for midible than the first one had formed abjve the Main street bridge. ' The tire boat ieyser, left the dock and steamed up to that point. Here an immense gorge wis found extending from the bridge fi lly h(K) feet loward Ahtand avenue and blocking up the w ole river. It took an hour's bac ing to dislodge the ice. Ex plosions were heard from above, where at the Panhandle bridge an attempt was being made to break a j ui, the attempt had not been successful up to the time the Geyser left, and it was expected that when that ice came down anotner gorge would form All the danger, however, is over this morning. The ice all moved out of the river aooui day light. The water thai submerged the docks and lumber yards has gone down and the damage is not so great as it promised to be yesterday after noon. At midnight all the yards west of Ashland avenue were under water, while several big factories were more or less flooded. On the south side of the river, where the land is quite low, the water was three and four feet deep and the cottagers were badly fiighlened. A woman liviug in s small house at the south end of the Ashland avenue bridge gave birth to a child early in the evening, aud a few hours after had to be carried up stairs. Scarcely had she been removed when the water was flowing over the bed on which she lay. Several families fearing their frail dwellings might be swept away by the flood during the night, took such articles of clothing as they could carry and left. Many basements along Archie ave nue were flooded last night. Michigan's misery. Lyons. Mich , Feb. 10. Lyons is a sea of ice. The Grand river rose during the night about four feot, and sn ice gorge has formed just below the city. The whole business portion of the town is under w iter and great damage has been -u-tained. The loss will reach into the thousands. Several families have been driven out of their dwellings and others took to upper stories. The ice gorge covers an area ol about 400 acres, and is estimated to be twenty feet thick in places. Should the Lansing ice reach here before the gorge breaks, it will probably leave the river bed and carry many houses down the . ft ft ft M m nrer. All mails are shut on lrom the north and west. Lyons, Mich., Feb. 10 Boats manned with three or four oarsmen each are mak ing strenuous efforts to save property from floods. orue buildines have been swept down the streams and others must surelv The current is cutting the embank ment of the Water Power comoanv and rushing in torrents through the factories. Those who can are anchoring their build ings to keep them from being swept down stream, it is. estimated that one thousand are covered with the ice gorge. The vii- age is crowded this morning with people from the countrv who came to witness the flood. News from un the river shows that the wo-st is not yet. Should the Lansing ice, which is expected here to night reach us before this gorge gives way. there is no limiting the damage that must be done. AT KALAMAZOO. m W i Af t a . 1 rvaiamszoo, reo. io. -ine melted snow and rain have raised the river greatly. The bride at Comstock is partially car ried away and bridges over the river here are in great danger AT LANSINii. Lansing, Feb. 10. The river has risen at the rate of one inch per hour since eight o'clock this morning, and the ice has moved out from in front of the city and formed a gorge ne r North Lansing, which the city authorities are endeavoring to remove with dynamite. The Residences along the river and adjacent streets are flooded worse than for many years past. LATER By the use of dynamite the ice gorges hive b en broken and the danger seems to have passed. The manufactories along the river are flooded and have suspended work. Buildings kn e been partially demolished by ice. Pennsylvania's pexil. Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 10. The breaking of the gorges up the river has caused a great flood in the lower Susquehanna. The tracks of the Columbia A Port Deposit rail road are again under several feet of water, and travel has been suspended. The water in the streets of Sag Harbor is verv deep. AT WILKKSBARRE. WUIkesbarre, Pa , Feb. 10. The water ia the Susquehanna has been rising slowly for the past two days and is now twenty feet above the low water marks. The floats on the west side are covered with five feet of water.