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SXHATK Monday , January 14. The donate proceeded to the election of president pro tern , and elected Senator Anthony , who , an a Jew fining worda and with much feel ing , declined the honor , owing to ill health The qucKtion then arose whether , the decll nation of Anthony retained Edmunds a president pro tempore without further ac tlon , and after a debate It was decided to avoid all doubt by > ; new election. Th following resolution was offered by Mr. Sherman und agreed to : "Kesolvcd , That the RCoreUan' of the nenute inform the pres ident of the United States and the house of representative : * that tbe senate has chosen Hon. George F. Edimmdr * , , nenutor from Vermont , president pro tern , of the sen ate. " Senator Hilt spoke on his pOBtul tel- ugraph bill. At the conclusion of Hill's upcech , mcHPnges rom the president were roiid transmitting the communications of the necretary of the interior submitting esti mates from certain freedmcn for lands of the Oklahoma district , for the relief of the minion Indians of California , and estimates for $3,000 for the purvey of lands purchased from tbe Creek Indiann for the Serninolet * . HOUSE. Bills were introduced : By Sir. Belford , for the public welfare by se curing reasonable rates of transportation on raiiroadH , aided by the iesue of United .States bondu. By Mr. Pusey , authorizing a bridge across the Missouri -river between Council Bluffs and Omaha. By Mr. Winans , to regulate transportation rate's on railroads. By Mr. Morgan , to abolish postage on newspapers. By Mr. Finerty. to reorgan ise the Infantry reglmenta of the United States ; al o to regulate promotion and in crease the elflcleucy of the army. Mr. Dunham , Inr the establishment of a de partment of commerce ; also , to authorize the "secretary of . th6 treasury to Ihsuo 2V per cent , forty-years bonds. By Mr. Terrell , to protect American labor from the effect of the importation of foreign labor in the contract system. By Mr. Throckmorton , to appoint'a delegate to the house of representatives from the Indian territory. 'By Mr. Shaw , to repeal the civil borvioc act. SENATE Tuesday , January 15 Van Wyck introduced a bill providing that rates for the Union and Central Pacific roads be reduced one-half the average rates existing in 1882 and 1883 , without regard to classifi cation. Referred. A petition .fr.oru the citizens of Kansas was presented for a con stitutional amendment on woman suffrage ; also a petition from the citizens of Minnero- ta , praying that colonies of. families be allowed"to lay out villages on public lands , in order to e.stab- li h oo-operatlve Industrial societies. Mr. Anthony's resolution offered pome days ago regarding retaliatory legislation In the United States to meet ( the exclusion of American meats by foreign countries , was brought up. The morning hour having ex pired , tLe matter went over. A f ter execu tive session the senate adjourned. HODSE. Mr. Cobb , chairman- the committee on public lands ; reported a bill declaring forfeited certain grants of lands made in certain states to aid the construction of railroads. Ke- ferredto committee of the whole. Mr. King , chairman of the committee on Mississippi levees , reported a bill to clo e the gap of levees on tne Mississippi river and the Improvement of navigation. It ap propriates $1.000,000 to be expended in ac cordance with the Mississippi river commis sion. Bcferred to the- committee on the whole. Ms. Townsend introduced a bill authorizing the president during a recess of congress to prohibit any imports Injurious to public health from countrierf which , on the same ground , prohibit the Importa tion of American "goods. lleferred. Mr. Wells chairman , of the committee on rivers and harbors , reported a bill appropri ating $1,000,000 for continuing the im provement of the Mississippi river. Re ferred to the committee of the whole. The house then went Into comm'Itteo of ; tbe * whole ( Cox , of .New York , in the chair ) for its consideration. Without action the com mittee nroi-e and the house adjourned- Further debate of the subject in the com mittee will be limited to thirty minutes. 4SENATE. Wednesday , Jan. 16. The icnatc , after slight amendment , adopted the rules. Mr. Hoar called up his bill pro viding for the counting of the electoral vote , being the eame as the bill that , passed the -enate of the Forty-seventh congress. Mr. Miller ( New York ) presented- memorial from the committee of the na tional stock convention , at Chicago , on the .subject of European discrimination against American cattle and meats. In connection with the memorial. . .Miller presented a bill which , he paid , contained tbe views of the cattle breeders * convention. Mr. Plumb , by request , submitted a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors in the United States. Referred. Mr. Beck submitted , in order to be printed for consideration at the proper time , an amendment to the reso lution by At th'eny relating to European ex clusion of American meat. HOUSE. Mr. Hatch , chairman of the committee on agriculture , reported a reso lution requesting the" president to transmit to the house the correspondence had by the state department with all foreign govern ments on th ° subject of the importation of American hogs to their country. Mr. Nut ting introduced a bill authorizing the con struction of "a ship canal around Niagara falls. Referred. Mr. Lamb'of the com mittee on foreign affairs , reported a resolu tion calling upon the secretary of state for information concerning the alleged arrest , imprisonment and torture of E Wheelock , a citizen of ihe United States , by the govern ment of Venezuela , in 1879. Adopted. Mr. Oosgrove , from the committee on postofficea and post roads , reported a "bill to provide for a more speedy delivery of letters from delivery offices. Placed upon the hou e"calendar. The house went into committee of tbe whole , ( Cox. of New York , in tne chair ) on the senate bill ap propriating 51.00',000 for continuing-the work on the Mississippi river , and without action adjourned. SENATE. Thursday , January 17. The chair laid before the senate a memorial from Wm. Titt Kellogg , denying all impu tations aqnins't him contained in the recent documents transmitted to the senate by the secretary of the interior relating to the transfer of the land grant of the Texas and Pacific to tha Southern Pacific , and asking for-an investigation. Van Wyck introduced a bill to Secure reasonable .rates of trans portation over the railroads' aided by the government. He said be introduced'It as a substitute for a similar one. which only cov ered the Union and Central Pacific. HOUSE. The senate bill appropriat ing $1,000,000 for the improvement-of the Mississippi river was passed ; yeaa. 215 ; nays , 84. The house bill of similar title , and import was laid upon the table. The hill enabling the United States courts to nullify itents fraudulently secured was pa sed. he bill making all public ( roads and high ways post routes , was also pas ed. Mr. Springer , chairman of the committee on ex penditures for the department of Justice , reported back the resolution calllnir upon the po < tmnster-general for the correspond ence concerning frauds In star-routes. Adopted. SENATE. Friday January 18. The chair laid before the xenato A message from the president transmitting for consideration of congress communications 'from the sec retaries of war and navy on the subject of relief for the expedition of tbe Qreely party , and recommending Immediate action , as tne situation of the party is most perilous ; also the correspondence relating to the execu tion of the Chinese exclusion act. asked for by the senate. Mr. 3Iilier ( Cnl. ) , from the committee on foreign relations , reported favorably tbe bill for a supplemental com mercial treaty with China , prohibiting the importation and exportation of opium. HOUSE. Mr. Brumm offered a reso lution , which was referred to the committee on foreign affairs , Instructing the committee to make inquiry whether any foreign minis ter accredited to the United States and en deavored to nullify the effects of the unan imous resolution of the house by representatives reflecting upon the honor and integrity'of Its members. The house then went into co'mmittee of the whole on the private calendar , Mr. Springer in the chair , the first bill being the relief of Fitz John Porter. Speeches were made on both sides of the question , but , without ac tion , the hoiine adjourned. < HOUSE SAICRDAY , Jan. 19. The house met to debate on tbe Fitz John Porter bill. Mr. Ctitebeoumember of the minority committee on military affairs , said it was embaiT.t-uing'to stand here in the presence of miliciry men so distinguished as th < > gfen- tlemen from California and New York , ( RosecraiiH and Slocnmbandto differ from them in regard to a military matter , but the embarrassment disappeared when he re membered that the principal question iu the case was not a matter' of military strategy but a sifting of .facts and laws. Vvece Gen eral Garrteld alive this bill would not be here. He expected the bill to be passed by the men who fought against the Union , Mr. Slocum The gentleman has said that if General Garfield were living this bill would not be here. If he will refer to the house records of the forty-tbiid congress he will find that James A. Garfield was the author of thin bill. [ Applause on the dem ocratic side. ] Mr. Calkins The gentleman refers to the commission. Mr. Slocum 1 refer to this : I say that James A. Garfield Introduced the resolution appointing this board , [ jeers , laughter and cries of "Oh ! " on the republican sidej , and this board was appointed pursuant to his deeires. In reply to Mr. Slocum's remarks , Mr. Cutcheon quoted from a letter from Gen. Garfield to Hon. J D. Cox , dated February IS , l&SO , which stated that he was stunned by the decision of the Schofield board. Mr. Slocum I am no defender of James A. Gar- field. Mr. Miller ( Pa. ) lie does not need it. 3Ir. Slocum ( continuing ( I am no de fender of Gen. Grant. Mr. Calkins I know that. Mr. Slo utn For the first lime in mv life I stand on the floor to hear re publicans attack the military reputation of General Grant. [ Shouts of "Oh , no ! " on the republican side. ] Mr. Cutcheon No man holds General Grant's military ability higher .than I do. Mr. Greenleaf spoke in support of the bill , claiming that the circumstances of the case not only justified Porter In dlsobejing Pope's orders , but that he would have been liable to censure if he had .obeyed them. He thought the old couplet : "You can and you can't , You will und you won't. You'll be "damned if you do. And you'll be damned 1C you don't. " pretty closely described Porter's position. On th'e 2iHh of August Porter saved his men from unnecessary slaughter. The debate of the subject was continued by Wise , Herr , Slocum and Taylor , ( Ohio. ) DISASTER AT SEA. Strumer City of Columbus Striken Ledge at Devil's , Bridge Over One Hundred Lives Probably BOSTOK , January 18.F. . "W. Nicker- son & Son , agents of the Savannah steam ship line , received the following dispatch : NEWBKDVORD , Mass. , January 18. To E. W. Nickerson & Son : The steamer City of Columbus id ashore on Devil's Bridge , Gay Head , and is fast breaking up. About a hundred lives are lost. Will leave on the early train in the morning. I was saved by the cutter Dexter. ( Signed ) S. E. WnittiiT , Master. The'City of Columbus left Boston at 3 p. m. on the 17th ( Thursday ) , carrying eighty passengers and a crewof 450. At 3:45 a. m. ' qn Friday , at Gay Head light , she was bearIng - Ing south , half east. The vessel struck on the outside of t < e Devil's Bridge buoy. The wind was blowing a gale west by north. The vessel immediately filled and keeled over , the water breaking in and flooding the port side saloon. All the passenger ? , ex cepting a few women and children , came on deck , nearly all wearing life preservers. All the bouts were cleared away , but were im mediately swamped. 'A majority of the passengers were washed overboard. Seven passengers left the vessel on the life raft , and about -10 more took to the rigging. At 10:20 a. m. the Gay Head life boat put off and took seven persons. Another life boat put off between 12 andl o'clock , and the revenue cutter , Dexter , came along about 2:30 and sent off two boats. The ledges on which the City of Columbus struck are considered by manners one of the most dangerous points on the coast : The ledges consist of a formation of submerged rocks , constituting a double ledge or outer strata , which is called the "Devil's Back , " both ledges being called the "Devil's Bridge.- ' These ledges are abreast of Gay Headlight on the mainland and extend a little south ward of'it. The outer ledge of Devil's Back is about eight miles from the mainland on either side at the outer'Jedge is very deep * water. The upper part of the ledge is formed like the gable of a house , so that a vessel * trikiug it diagonally would naturally keel over onto her beam ends. Tbe course of vessels going around Gay Head is to pass by the outer ledge on the south. The total number of persons saved Is two hundred and thirty , and five dead- bodies were recovered , and one hundred and nine teen Bouis were unaccounted for. John L. Cook , one of the passengers payed , relates a heart-rending scene : John Roach , a coal passer , dangled from the main mast for two hours with his hands and legs'about the main stay. At length his struggles grew feebler , until-he dropped Into the sea. A passenger was astride the stay and clung there from 5 until nearly 10 s. m. , when he too relinquished his fight for life and fell into tbe ocean. All those rescued gave th-s highest praise to the officers - cers of the revenue cutter for the bravery they manifested in saving them from the wreck. All the survivors now aboard the cutter are being Beared [ for by theofll cers. cers.The City of Columbus was ono of the finest vessels on the coast. She was built in 1838 by John Roach & Son , of Chester , Pa. , for the Ocean Steamship company , of Now York , to run between thatportand Havana. She wan purchased by the Huston and Sa vannah Steamship company in September , 1880 , and has since been plying between this city .and Savannah , making fortnightly trips in alternation with her Bister ship , the Gate. City. The Columbus was built of 'iron and thoroughly equipped. She was rated A1 for a hundred years and was of 1,997 tons burden. She wtw 270 feet long and 39 feet beam and bad passenger accommodation for 84 first-class and 40 second-class passengers. The steamship was insured at a lower rate than any vessel on the coast and was valued at $300,000 , and insured f or $230,000 ; 170- 000 in English and $ J,000 in American companies. Cruelty to a Sorrowing Girl. ' Peek's Bun. How easy it is for writers for the pa * pers , in a little item , an item that they give no thought to when they write it , ' to cause sorrow'enough to make the writer wish he were dead , if ho could .realize the'sorrow that he causes. At the burning of , the Newhall house , a young railroad.man named Howie was lost. He was to have been married shortly to a Miss Barnes , of Manitowoc , and his life insurance was made pay able to her. A fewweeks' _ ago ono of the society papers made an item that a Miss Barnes , of Manitowoc , was soon to be married.- Some other.newspaper man saw the item , and at once jumped to the conclusion that the lady was the aflianced of the dead conductor , and he made an item to that effect. Then dose- ens of other papers made items , and many of them commented on the mat ter In an uncomplimentary manner , one saying that five thousand dollars * " was : i "pretty good price for a year's mourning , and some of the papers spoke of her' heurt- lessuess , until it was hard to find a pa per in all this broad land that did not say something mean of the poor little girl who was living quietly at her home , thinking of her lost lover , and laying awake nights shuddering at his horrible fate. The subject of marriage with an other had never entered her head , and she was fairly crushed by the cruel sto ries. She tried to conceal her sorrow as much as possible , but each paper she saw seemed to say something meaner than the previous one , until she was almost wild , and then her relatives de nied the story , but not one paper in a hundred that published the original un truthful Jtem about her will ever think to publish the denial , so the sorrowing girl , whose brave young lover was lost with her picture on his breastj and her face the last he saw on earth , is made to appear very mean , and unfaithful. The writers for the papers who have said these wicked things -of the little woman are so busy in writing for their papers that they have not time to think of the heart that they have made heavy , of the sobs that come from her quiefroom , of the paleface that tries to look cheerful , or the sad , tearful eyes that try to look through thjD smoke and > flame of her imagination for the face of the one who was dearer to her than all the earth besides. If the cruelty should kill her , who would be her murdurers ? The Sun does not sup pose " .that a young woman thua be reaved at .the threshold of life should always mourn for the lost one , and the lost one would not expect it. and it is hoped that the future may raise up to her one that will be as kind and loving and true as the bright boy who gave up his life in the New"hell" house , and thit she will one day be a happy wife , but'there is no hurry , and papers should be careful not to make her lot harder to bear than it is. Still A Slaveholder. Baltimore American , A strange reminder of the antebellum lum days was witnessed a short time ago in the busy streets of the peaceful city of Staunton , in the * valley of Vir ginia. A sturdy mountaineer , from Pochahontaa Co.\V. Ya. , had made his way from his secluded fastnesses across the Cheat and Alleghany Mountains , 150 miles to the nearest center of civili zation , to make sale of some stock , the fluctuations of whose value once sent a throb through'the commercial world. In his high and isolated eyrieen joying the independent freedom and simplicity of rural life , he had not Tieard of "war's alarms " "and none of the confusion in cident to secession had disturbed the peaceful rounds of his life. He had tended -his flocks , cultivated the soil and prospered until the surplus was be yond his consumption. Ileckonod among the wealth that could be dig- posed of as no longer necessary for his needs were two finely built colored mon , and it was more particularly to sell these that he hed gotten the con sent Of his mind to make the perilous journey to the neafest point within the pales of civilization. Arrived in Staunton he asked fora slave dealer , and tried in vain to sell his slaved. He could not be convinced that there had been a great war , and at last he left in disgust. When last seen he and his dusky property were on their way back home to enjoy a life free from the vices of an Ainreal civilization. There is an effort being made to re vive the fashion of using black" gloves both for day and evening ; light shades of tan color , however , remain the choice for dress occasions. Don't strain your eyes by reading on an empty stomach or when ill. THE BOYS "IN BLUE. Their Claims to be' Itrought Heroro Uie 1'reseiit Congrexi * . The mpvemeu't of the survivors of the war with Mexico , for-suitable rec ognition of their services at the handa of congress , is followed by a similar memorial from the veteranj of the late war , as will be seen by the following BESOLUTION3 : WHEREAS , All nations and countries have ever honored and held in most grateful remembrance thei. : loyal he roes and patriotic defenders ; have erected monuments to commemorate their valorous achievements , and pro claimed in song and story the great sac rifices , the many hardships and priva tions in camp , in field , and on the march they endured and suffered for national existence or national honor ; andWHHUEAS WHHUEAS , A just appreciation and recognition of the dangers , toils and sufferings passed through by the veter ans of the late war for the Union should ever find an abiding home in the breasts of the people ef the republic , and that their claims to necessary aid and assist ance should be most cheerfully and promptly accorded by a grateful coun try and people ; and WHEREAS , There are many old , en feebled and 'needy survivors of 'the Union army in the rebellion , who should receive the tenderest care and ever ready and wiljing gratitude and bounteous provision of our great and glorious republic , .preserved by their valor and heroism in a contest unequaled - equaled in magnitude and fierceness of any ever waged between armies. Now , therefore , be it Resolved , That a copy of the fore going be sent to our representatives and senators in congress , with the re quest that they use their best and united endeavors to carry out the wiah of Nebraska's soldiery as abovp ex pressed. HKADQ'US tt. A. CCSTEK POST No. 7 , ? Dep't of Nebraska Cf. A. II. $ I certify that at a regular , meeting of Gr. A. Custer poet No. 7 , department of Nebraska G. A. R. , held at their hall in the city of Omaha , this 7th day of January , 188-1 , the foregoing and above preamble and resolution were , after due deliberation , unanimously adopt ed ; ana I further certify that the said foregoing is .a true and correct copy of said preamble and resolution. 4 Given under my hand this 7th day / of January , A. D. 1884. GEO. M. O'BKir.K , Post Commander. JOHN W. HONZA , Test Adjutant. ma . Tunneling Under Difficulties. New Tork Telegram , January 10. A curious narrative of difficult en gineering comes to us from France. It appears that the railroad from Montau- ban to Brive.being authorized to run a tunnel through the Mont des Cabanes , a distance of a mile and a half (814 metres ) , the workmen successfully pierced through all of the distance but eight metres ( twenty-sb ; feet ) during the year 1881. The two years which have elapsed since that time have been occupied-in Jineffectual efforts tc pene trate the small distance remaining ; in effectual on account of the constant de posits of moistened earth , a sort of red phosphate , which is renewed as fast as removed , though fifteen tons per hour have been taken away during the two years. The material appears in exhaustible , and engineers from different parts of Europe have , after careful inspection , given their opinion that the task' of completing the tunnel is impossible. The pillars which are used for supporting the roof of the tun nel have to be constantly renewed , as they become twisted and bent from the heavy load upon them , this even being the case with metallic columns. Several persons have been killed during the progress of the work , and a large number - . bor injured. Altogether the title given to the work of "Le Tunnel Infernal" would not seem to be misplaced. The cost of removing the mud of the recalci trant twenty-six metres has already amounted to 8,500,000 francs , and it is impossible to estimate anything as to the future of this melancholy enter prise. ' * ' * * ' THE BEAHKETS. " 'OMAHA. WHEAT No. 2 , 72372 Vc. BARLEY No. 2 , He. RYE No. 3 , 4r u. CORN No. 2 , 8737Ko. OATS No. 2 , 3Vic. ! FLOUR Wheat Graham , $2 75. CHOP FEED Per cwt. 90c. SHORTS Per ton , $14 00. ORANGES Per box , $5 25. LKMONS Per box , $7 00723. . APPLES Per barrel $3 7of24 50. BUTTER Creamery , 33rS& > c. BUTTKR Choice country , 14lGo. HAMB Per lt > . 13&c. POTATOES Choice , per bushel , HAY In bulk , per ton , $6 OOfSfl GO. LARD Itefiued , perlb. 10-Vfc. SHEEP $3 00S3 50. CATTLE$3 5Q4 W ) . HOGS $4 004 20. CALVES 45 ( Xxso 00. CHICAGO. WHEAT Per bushel , 93r398 > ie. CORN Per bushel , 317 ( S'32c. OATS Per bushel , 32Sc. PORK $14 55O14 60. Hoes Mixed , $5 30S6 65. CATTLE Exports. $6 QQfal 00. SHKBF Medium to good , $3 00 < 24 00. * ST. LOUIS. ' WHEAT Per bushel , 90 > ® $1 00. . CORK Per bushel , 4Qh46XG. OATS Per bushel , 33Xfa35c. CATTLE Exports. $6 ( XXS6 40. sHEBP S3 50 5400. HOGS Mixed , $5 OOfaO 90. France ia negotiating for the sale of her state railroads to obtain war funds. " * * Cf WOBJONQ HIS PASSAGE. A MUtlOIanucred Man Who Traveled ou Uijt 3Iuclo ' ' ifew Vork Tltncd. A Fourth'avenue cur "while "proceed ing on the uneven tenor of its. way through Center street , ju t above the freight station , became weary of the jolting and , leaving the track , deliber ately turned itself eroaswiso over the road and refused to be comforted. It was a car bound down town and the passengers fumed and fretted in their anxiety to reach City Hall square , but did not feel much like undertaking to wade the rest of the way. The car was in such a position that travel was blocked , on both tracks. The already murky atmosphere became lurid with the profanity which was distributed , by the drivers.of various vehicles. The most active and ingenious of them all was a truck driver who had blood in his eyd and cherry-colored huir on his head. He was ju t inside the freight house and was "madder than u wet hen. " His eagle eye--he hiid only ono eagl 3 eye , the other having been closed , for repairs was eagerly searching for an opportunity to rush acrosa the street with his wagon and got iu between an up-bound car and a furniture wagon. Said jcaglo eye failed to take in the aspect ot a. gentleman who stood on the front platform of the derailed oar. Said nan wore a long , sandy beard , voluraiuoiw eye-glas.HC8 and : i sixteen- page overcoat. Hi : * general appear ance was that of .the editor of an ultra- religious weekly. Au expert in ath letics , however , would huvd noticed a fine breadth of shoulders ami a sifiuifi- cantiulliie > s of chest. Presently the nnited exertions and oaths of the assembled drivers placed the down-bound car on the track and the line on the | up truck made a slight movement. Now the irate truckman in the station seized time by the forelock and his whip by the handle , and urged his hora s across the track in front of , the down-bound ( jar l > efore it could bo i | started. But he succeeded only in getting - ting his wagon on the track when the line on the up track paused , and the down car -was blocked effectually. j Then the quiet man on the front plat form opened up his valves , "Get off that track , " he ehouted , "and let UH get/down town BOEUO time to-day.11 The truckman turned a haughty stare upon him and anawered not. "Did you hear what I said ? Get off the traok ! " Then the truckman opened hia llpd and in unmistakable language uakodjthe gentleman to visit the place which Bob Ingersoll says is not. fi "If yon.don't get .off that track im mediately , " said the gentleman , "I'll put you off. " "I'd like ter see you , " was the re sponse. The gentleman landed in front of . the truckman's team. Ho seixed the ) head stalls of the the horses and cried : * "Back T" up i "Let go o' dem hordes , yerl" shouted - f ed the truckman , but the gentleman was deaf. Then the truckman lashed the animals and entreated them to " . " made forward "get up. They a plung ward , but they might as well have run against the Fifth Avenue hotel. The gentleman put forth his strength and forced the horses slowly backward un til the truck was once more inside of the station , the driver meanwhile lush ing the brutes vainly and calling the gentleman every end ariug epithet known to the vocabulary of he slums. < When the truck was in the station the ' gentleman released the hold on the horses and said : "Now , my friend , if you will down off that wagon , I shall be pleased * to give you a sound thrashing. " But the truckman tarried on the Heat and spoke not , while the gentleman rounded the car and shook hands with the driver , who remarked that ho was "a daisy ; " and the procession moved on. Crops , Population and Railroad Mileage. Railroad Gazette. There was one mile of railroad in 18SO to 34,818 pounds of cotton ; in 1881 to-25,41t > pounds ; in 1882 to 30,000 pounds ; in 1883 to 24,060 pounds , Sphere was one mile of railroad in 1880 to 20.408 bushels of grain ; in 1881 to 20,000 bushels ; in 1883 to 21,000 bus hels. There was one mile of road in 1880 to 354 inhabitants , m 1881 to 518 ; in' 1882 to 481 ; in 1883 to 466. It will be seen that the sources of business for the roads are markedly less now than four years since. These are facts to which speculation will be compelled to yield. Yet they are by n ® means discouraging. The process of recovery is as sure and inevitable as the process of shrinking , and there id considerable evidence that it has begun. The im mediate future is not promising to those who are in haste to get rich. It is perhaps on that account the more en couraging those who are content with moderate gains honorably made. Drawing the Sympathetic Tear. Brooklyn KaKle. "It was ono of the saddest cases ever I knew , " said the stranger , Occasion al ly moistening his throat with a draught of hot whisky. "I never heard of a death that affected mo more , " The crowd gathered around him and began to ask questions. "Was he nmroVred ? " "No , he wasn't murdered. " "I > id ho commit suicide ? " "No. " Did he die a natural death ? " "No. " "If ho wasn't murdered , didn't commit suicide or die a natural death , what in thunder was the matter with him ? * ' "He was found in bed with a copy of the ifowr York Sun in his hand containing a large installment of the Holman boom. "