Wciulell Phillips pirtntd hissevcntyeth biitli.lay. Victoria WoodhüM bat returnetl to II ie (faltad sir According to the Eveninj: News of December !Hh, the Uw. Eraory Curi was married Deecbber th. The bride, a Miss l'nlinei. wiis tiuiiicrly a teacher in the Green ville hlgfc 'school. This is the identlcal Curtí-, lor thi' murder of wliose wife .Mi-. Baruard has recently been on trial at Charlotte. The giwma Is TOyears old and the bride 50. Thev intern! to remove soon to a Uiwn in Illinois where Mr. ('ui til lias been elm-cn ils pastor of a church. A terrible lire occurred Thursday ni-rht. December xth, in the Hing theater, Ylenna, Austria. Tliere were about 2.000 persons i-cinblcd In the building and nearly KM) perislied in the Humes. The lire was caus¦¦'. by the explosión of a gas nieter just before the bezinning of an opera, atid the flanies spread so rapidly tliat the exit of man v was cut off. Very few seasons pass without a disaster of this kind. Managers i theaters can not be too careful in providing means of escape in the case of a sudden panic. A iiionstroiis American hotel, to becalled the American l',ilaii', is to be built in Londnii. It will br nlne stories high and will arromnKxlale MH) ucsts. The cost of the building will be about two millioD dollars, neurly all English capital. The bar tender and waiting g'irls are to be Americans. Bard BOd room eau be had at L'1 por day. Charles E. Lelantl, proprietor of the J)i!cvan HoWWi Alhaiiy, isto manage this liotel. Il will )¦ the hcadqnartersot' Ainerieans iu Lofldoft, hut it is thouht, tliat matiy KlXllshiiien will patroni.t' 'L The If -uid to liave oi-igiiiatcd in the brain of an Kngli.shman, but it sounds too murh like a ¦ takw entorpite for wcfa to be tnie. Tl. e past week seeuis to have been a week of accidenta. Iiinnriliatelv foUowfag the ftreat tire at Vienna comes an account of the burningof a boardinj; house near Pittsburgh, a munber of lives being lost. Then we learn of the falling of the St. Charles railroud bridge acrosg the Missouri River precipitating thirty-two cars into the river. 'J'welvecars were loaded with live stock. Three men MDMnpaaM the train iu its li',i il -ixty-five feet. Two of them escapid with i few injuries not of a Hcrious nature. Theengiueerstuek to his engine aml was lost. That any one escaped is almost a miracle. Tliis the second time that tliis bril'e has given away. It was prououuced safe, however, only a few days belore, by the State Ililroad Coiumissioners. There was in session recently in Xcw Vork city a society tenntd an Institute of Heredity. The question " how to s't and continue in motion such parcntal influences as shall make hereditary tendencies of future good." was discussed. It was propOted to liave prtssed ageneral law preventin ; unsuitable marriafres, and providing that all enjrarements should be sanctioned by a commission appointed for that purji. me, and then have them anuounced in the Sun day papers. If the commission would only assurae tlie responsibility of attending to the sparking also, it would save a great deal of time and inucli needless worrv on the part of young metí and women. Thus much more time could bc given to mental culture, and the American civilization wouldsoou equal that of China and Iiulia. Michigan can lioast of tlie largest stationarj' engiue in the world. In regard to it the Post and Tribune says : "The Calumet and Hecla company have :m englne on the ground ready to be set up, the maximum power of whieh is 4,700 horse power. The weight of the engine alone Is 700,000 pounds. There are two cylindere, one of five feet ten inches in diameter, tlie other three feet six inches. The large one weifihs 27 lons, the smaller one 31,616 pounds. The walking-beain weighs 40,880 pounds. the shaft and crank 26,UO0 pounds. These figures will give something of au idea of what it is like. ïhla engine cost $100,000, and is probably the largest sUitionary engine in the world. In coinparison with the great CorlUs engine of Ceutennial notoriety, the great Calumet wouldrankas much abovethe Corliss as the Corliss did over the ordinary engine. The Corliss is, I believe, 1600 horse power, the Calumet 4700 maximum, 3500 minimum horse power. This large engtM will be used to opérate tlu1 ('al ii in et mine, and furnish power to work thi' pump for both mines. From tlie Western Advocate we lenrn that : Ofthethirty-livebishopsoftheMethodtat Episcopal eliurch thirteen were college graduates. Coke graduated at Oxford University, England, Siinpson at Madison College, Kingsley at Alleghany College, Thomson at University of Pennsylvania (med. dept.), Clark at Wesleyan University, lïnwman at Dieltiiiaon Collogo, -ntlrou's at isU'van Iniversity, G. Haven at Wesleyan University, Wiley at Uniyersity of New York (med. dept.), Foss, Warren and E. O. Haven at Wesleyan Iniversity, Hurst at Dickinson college. Baker, AlSM, and Koster, each received a collegiate education, but did not gradúate. Three were boni in Enland, nainely: Asbury, Whatinat, and Thomson; one was bom in Wales - Coke. Six were bom in New York, five in Uhio, Cour in Mai-sachusetts, four in Virginia, three in Maryland, two in Pennsylvania, two in Maine, one iu West Virginia, one in Delaware, one in Connecticut, one in New Hamp8hire, and one in Georgia. Two were Africans, namely, Burns and Roberts. Ten have been editors, and eight ei il lege presidenta. Twenty have been authors. Two left the Methodist Episcopal church, going over to the Church South, iKiinilv. S. mie and Andrew, One resigned tlie episcopal otflee - Hamline. Morris fillad tlie ollice the lonest period - thirtyeijiht yeare - E. O. Haven the shortest, dying in a litile more than a year after bis eleti(in. Morris attained the freatest age - eighty-four ycars. Emory died youngest. bcing but forty-seven. The most eminent educator was E. O. Haven, and most distiuguUhed orator, Simpson.