A BHOOHHQ tragedy is repoited f rom Seymour, Connecttieut, A Mrs. Eraus cut the throats of her two children. aged tliree and six years, and tben cut her owii throat. Tuh fiiihing schooner Sarah H. Croeey, of Gloucester, lef t on a halbut trip to the Grand Bank upward of eleven weeks ago, and lias not since been heard from, and iu all probabilv has been lost. She had a crew of twelvo men. Tuis makes the foiirth vessel, engaged in the tishory frora thi port, lost in January and February, witli a total loss of forty-throo live. The Da House, at Gloucester, Máae., has been dentroyed by fire. Much of the furnitore and personal off ects of the boarders were burned, and no rapid was the Hpread of the flauies that the oocup&hta of the building escaped witli great difticulty. Julia Keiler, an employé, waa taken from tho Becond story, but waa dcad when found, or died soon after. The oharred remaius of tiie bodiea of Héctor Sluimer and C. Smith, boardeiv, and Margarct Walton, an employé, were found in the ruinH. As the down morning expresa train on the North railway waa passing between Grafton and Danbury, N. II.. ove dar laat week, one of the paasengers, William L. Gordon, of lialton, Vt., shot himsolf in the head, dying inxtautlr. Ho was known to liave been iasiine. On the same train a passenger named Jesse Th ayer, a wellknown merchant of Toronto. feeling faint at the incident, went. out on the platform and feil off, receiving fatal injuries. THE WKST. Cuiuaüo elerators containod on tho lOth inst. 3.882,569 bushele of wheat, 1,795,848 bushels of corn, 539,036 bushels of oats, 14,311 btllfhels of rye, and 215, 763 bushels of barley, making a total of 6,447, 590 bushele, agaiust 7, 8, 738 bus'iels at the same period last year.. . .Buell. the correspondent who was aiTested at St. Louis nnder the " Poland gag-law" for Hbeling Senator Chandler, haa been discharged on account of a defect in the in.Uctment. Laiujk numbcrs of strangers are concentrating at Sioux City, Ia., with the intention f joining the first expedition to the Black Hills. The annual report of tlie packing business of Cnioago,printed in the papers of that city, shows j that the total number of hogs received, alive and dressed, during the ueason, was 2.SC2.974, against 2, 243. 212 for the seasou of 1873-4. The average price of the season jast clo?ed has been $6.62 against Í4.80 last rear. Trade haa boon peculiarly active, and the season has been generally proütable to packers Washington dispatches state that President Grant has sent strict orders for the employment of such militan' forcé as may be necessary to check the Black Hills oxpedition uow organizing at YauktonaudSioux City By order of Judge ! Kean, of the United States Court. at Salt Lake, ! Brigham Young has been lined ï'25 and imprisoned in the penitentiary for one dar. for contempt of court. Gen-. iSherjian has been interviewed, and Hays that expeditions will be prereuted from entering the Black Hills country, or if ther get in, tliey will be driven out Five colored men j in Chicago have brought suit against the St. ! Elmo restaurant f or riolation of the Civil Rights law in refusing them entertainment The chief occupation of the Chicago grand jury seems to be the finding of indictments against the editor of the Times. Four fresh ones wcro returned last week, three for libel and oue for obsceno publicatiou. The reports of gold in tho Black Hills country are vigorously denied by a correspondent now in the Hills Yankton has orgauized a Black Hills transportatiou company A second woman's erusade has brokon out Chicago. A Chicaqo courtesau named Hannah Kelley, who had been confined in the lock-up for some misdemeanor, committed suicide by taking an orerdose of morphine. She lef t a note which stated that she had takeD this step to "beat Boyden (the Pólice Justice) out of a feo." THE SOUTH. The steamer R. B. Hart was recently sunk in the Mississippi rirer about thirty miles from New Orleans, eansed by running against some drift-wood. Hardy Hendrcw, the clerk, jumped overboard and was drowned. Ten or tifteen negro deck passengere are supposed to be lost. The aetiou of the Louisiana committee in sessiou in New York gires the RepuLlicans a majority of two on joint ballot in the Legislature. WASHINGTON. Retukns received at the Internal Rerenue Bureau show that the manufacture of whisky has not diminished any sinco the passage of the law increasing the tax The totals of the appropriatiou bilis passed by the last Congress foot up $171,294,700. President Graxt has directed the abandonment of the ciril serrice reform, Congress haring failed to mako tho needful appropriation to ■ carry it on The total amount of legal-tender currency now outstanding is $380,714,900. The Washington Postónico is completely clogged by the vast amount of public matter which is now being franked The Secretary of the Treaaury has issued a cali for S'30,000,000 bonds on aooount of the siuking fund. The amounts contomplated are : Coupon bonds, -24,003,750; registered. 6,936,250. Ther are under the act of Feb. 20, 1862. Tho coupon bonds are of the fourth series. Coupon bonds: ?50, No. 10,001 to No. 15.500, botli inclusive; ylOO, No. 27.501 to No. 40.000, bcth inclusire; ï-500, No. 13,601 to No. 20,000, both inclusive ; .l,()00. No. 39,001 to No. 60,000, both inclusive. Total, 24,063,750. Registered bi uds : 50, No. 2.001 to No. 2,125, botb inclusive ; $100, No. 15,551 to No. 10,743, both inclusive: ï500, No. 8,051 to No. 9,154, both inclusivo ; íl,000. No. 35,701 to No. 38,073, both inclusive ; .5,000, No. 11,601 toNo. 12.320. bot.li inclusive; 10,000, No. 15,501 toNo. 19,341, both inclusive; total, $5,936,250; grand total, 930,000,000. The Hon. Villiam S. King, a somewhat distinguiihed member-of-Congress-elect from Minnesota, has been making hiinself conspicuous iu a new way. ín a recent interview with Postraaster-General Jewell, he insisted on bis right to control the patronage of bis district. As a begiuning. he wished the present Postmaster oí Minneapolis to be removed, and a friend of bis appointed to the place. THE TILTON-HEECHER TKIAL. FoRTY-i-iFTH Day- Heveral witnesses were examined for the defense. The most important testimony elicited was thatof St. ClairMcF.lway. a journalist, and Samuel E. Belcher, a deacon of Plymouth Church, which went to show that Tilton's original charge against Beecher was only solicitation, uot actual crime. Upon tho whole, the testimony of the day was largely prejudicial to the prosecution, and Mr. Beecher's friends were in high glee. Fohty-sixth Day.- The new witnesses examined were Olirer Johnson, assistant editor of the Chrhtian l'vion. and a Miss Oakley, a frieud of the family. A good portion of Johnson'a testimony relatcd to his religious belief, and a letter was read from Miss Oakley to Florence Tilton urging her not to be a witnesn against her mother. The tight is being carried on with increasing bitteniess, as the trial progressos, and to-day thero were snndry rough-and-tumble legal encounters, with hard hitting on both sides. That the bitterneBs and hostility were not asaumed, wai apparent as well from the sharp and sometimes contemptuous observations interchanged, aa from tho flushed faces, augrj' tones, rlaahiug eyes, and excited gestures of the learned and distinguished counsel. Forty-seventh Day. - Cliarlos Cowley, a lawyer of Lowell, Mass., was called as the next witness. Tilton uwore that ho had nerer seen this nitness, yet he (Cowley) tostified that he had been present at a numlier of interviews between Tilton and Victoria Woodhull, in which tlie subjects of marriage, divorce, and the relations of the sexes were freely diaeussed. He said that he had noticed "amorous glances " paBS between the two, and that he had alao noticed a degreo of fonduess in the intonation of their voices when they addressed each other. His cvidence is regai-dcd as very important, as it contradicts Tilton'B, and teuds to break down bis credibility, and at the sarao timo lielps to sostain tlio thcory of a conspiracy. FoRTï-EKiHïn Day. - And a very bad day foi Tilton. Samuol Wilkcsoii, an ex-oditor of the New York Tribune, formerly of the Northern Pacific Raüroad Company. and one of the ownera of the Chrittian Union, vas called to tho stand, and Fornished the mont valuable tcstimony the dcfense has yot produced. Wilkcson was a party to the drawiag up of tho fumóos tripartito covennnt. aud was Beechei's ohief iiiatmineiit in htushing up the scandal at that time. It was into Wilkesoti's ear that Tilton ponred bis grievances, whieh, in 1872, : were flnannial and uot connubial. The witness Í STfore that Tilton complained because Beocher did not help him out of bis difficulties, and expreesly declared that there was not a word of truth in the story of adultery. Eev. Edward Eggleston was called, and testificd to tho views of Tilton in regard to maniage and religión. Fobït-Eiohth Day. -Four witnesses were sworn for tlic dcfense- John W. Harman, dry goods merchant ; Jackaon S. Hehultz, leather i merchant ; Chas. S. Judson, merchant, and Archibald Black. The testimony went to prove tlmt Tilton was a moibid and cgoüstiual man ; ! thut he had not at iirut charged Beecher with adnltery, and that he was on terms of iulimacy ! with Woodhtül aud othcr woman's rights women. Tho trial was eulivened by a protest ' from Judge Neilaon against the further intrcdaction of frivolous and irregular tostimony by tho defeuse. The immediate occasion of the Judge's remarks w-as a dispute betweon counsel as to whether tho testimony of a witness who had heard Tilton siiy ho had lost faith in mankind was adrnissible. The Judge said, somewhat testily : ' Let it stand ; it will do uo more harm than a lamp-post in the Street." Upon this, Mr. Evarts roso and took exoeption to the remark of the oourt, and stated that bofore they were through they would show the materiality of this evidonce. I'OI-ITICAL. The following is a Hst of the Chairmen of the uew standing committees of the United States i Senato : Privileges and Elections, Morton ; i Foreigu Relations, Cameron of Pennsylvania ; Finance, Sherman ; Appropriations, Morrül of Maine ; Commeree, Conkling ; Manufactares. Roberteon ; Agriculturo, Frelinghuysen ; Military Affaire, Logan ; Naval Affairs, Cragin ; Judiciary, Edmunda ; Postofiices and Post Koads. Hamlin ; Public Lands, Oglesby; Private Land Claims, Thurman ; Indian Affairs. Allison ; Pensions, Ingalls;Revolutionary Claims, Stevenson ; Claims, Wright ; District of Columbia, Spencer ; Patenta, Ferry of Connecticut Public Buildings and Groands, MorriU of Vermont ; Territorios, Hitchcock ; Baüroadn, We.-;t Mines and Mining, Sargeut ; Kevision of the Laws, Boutwell ; Education aud Labor, Patterson ; Civil Sen-ice Retrenchment, Clayton ; to Audit and Control Contingent Expenses of the Senate, Jones of Nevada ; Printing, Anthony ; Libran-, Howe : Rule. Ferry of Michigan ; Engrossed Bills, Bayard ; Enrolled Bills, Couover ; Transportation Routes to the Seaboard, Windom ; on Levees of the Mississippi River, Alcorn. Tuk National Industrial Convention assembied at Cleveland on the llth inst. Sixty delégate, representing twelve States, were present. Pei-manent organization was effected by the election of Prof, Hooton, of Illinois, Chairman ; J. T. Campbell, Illinois ; C. W. Campbell (colored), Virginia ; and R. J. TreTsUiok, Vicc-Presidents ; A. Cameron, Secretary. Stirring speeches in favor of greenbacks and au independent political party were made, and resolutious to the same effect adopted The President bas decidod to reeoguizo Garland as Governor of Arkansas. The members of tho Pennsylvania Legislature are as boisterous as Congressmen. At a recent session of the House, about half the number of seats were vacant, and the majority of tiloso present crowded in front of the Speaker's desk, and in their eagerness to attract the Speaker's attentiou, held up their hands and hats like bidders at an auction. This conduct was continued uiitil an adjournment was carried for want of a quorum. GENERAL. The war between the Baltimore and Ohio and Pennsylvania railroads is stUl carried on with unrelentüig vigor and energy. President Garrett, of the Baltimoro and Ohio, reftises to budge from the lirm stand he has taken, and it is generally believed that he will make the present low rates to the East permanent, and thus compel the other trunk lines to come down. It is the ui aversal belief that Mr. Tom Scott, the great railway potentate, has for once met i more than bis match. .. .Western farm era and snippers will be rejoiced to leani tkat Erie canal tolls the coming season will be nearly 50 per cent. lower than heretofore.. . . Uuder the decisión of the Postmaster-Oeneral, no third-class matter will hereafter be sent through the mnils, anjees its regular rato of one cent per ouncc i prepaid. The following section in the law enumérate the matter included in the third class : " Section 133. That mailable matter of the third ! clase fihall embrace all painphletB, occasional publloations, transient newspapers, magazines, faaadbiiis. posten, anseatod circularfj, prospeotOBéB, bookB, boolt niaiiuseripts, proof-sheets, corrected proof-ehectn, mapa, print, engravings, blankB, flexible patterns, sainplcs of merchandiee not excecding 12 ounces iu weight, sample cardB, photographjc paper, letter envelopes, postal cnvelopi-B aini WTAppen, eards, jilain and ornamental paper, photographic representations of different types, seeds, cuttingp, bulbs, rootp, cions, and all othcr matter wliich may deelared mailable by law, and al) oüier artieles not above the weigbt preseribeil by law, which are not, from llieir form and noture, liable to dentroy, defacc, or othcrwiso i injiire the contente of the mail-bag, or the person of any one engaged in the poptal seniee. All liquida, poisons, las, explosiye materiala and obscene books Kliall be excluded from the mails." It is almo3t certain that Cien. Schenck will shortly retiro from the English mission. He bas long had such a step in contemplation. In a recent letter to a friend iu Washington he snys : "I ara beginning to loathe the burdens of public service, they being no compensativo reward for the peaee and comfort saeriüced." The veterans of all the armies that took part in the war of the rebellion will meet in mass convention in Chicago on the 12th, 13th and 14tb days of May. The occasion will bring together the largest gatheiing of ex-soldiers that bas assembled since the close of t!ie war. FOKK1GN. A Rome special mmounces that the Pope bas conferred a cardhial's bat upon Archbishop McCloskey, of New York. He is the iirut cardinal ever appointed in American. It íh said that the Pope is in favor of designating two more cardinal for the Western world. A NEW French Miuititry bas been formed, with Dufaure and Buffet as its cbiefs. . . .The report that Prince (ortschakoff had requested j the recall of Wm. Schuyler, United States Charge ! d'ArTaires at St. Petersburg, is tmtrue A Berlín dispatch Ktates that Germany bas asked Italy whether shewill continue to exempt the Pope from the obligations of the law, and complains that he is now almsing the liberty given him for the purposo of fomentiug rebellion in Germany. Full accounts of tho flre at Port au Prince last month have been received. Four hundred buildings were burned, involving a loss of ■2, 000, 000.... President MacMahon is accused of leaning toward Bonapaj-tism John Mitchel bas again been returned to Parliament from Tipperary....The now Captain-General of Cuba bas ariived at Havana. Being accompanied by a reinforcement of 1,000 Spauish troops, he was well received. . . .It is said Germany is very much irritated at the conduct of Hpain in the ÖUBtav afTair. and at the clerical leaning of King Alfonso's ministers. Bdffet, in deiining the policy of the newFren Minstarj, states that it will be coneervative, aud opposed to factious intrigues The Prince Imperial (or Napoleon IV.) will aséame a posi1 tion on the staff of the Duke of Cambridge. Ci'NsiDEHAni.E disorder prevailed in Tipporary because of the refusal of some of tho residente to Ulominate their dwellings in honor of the second electiou of John Mitchel to Parliament. Several houses which were not illuminated were attacked by a mob aud saeked. A large consignment of horses, purchased by French dealers in Eat Prussia, was recently stopped in tranMtu, at tho Berlin depot. Six new Roman Catholic Cardinals have been formally appointed .... Moody and Bankey aro dr&wing Urger crowds than ever in Loudon. . . . The Duke d'Audifret Puquier has been elected President of the Freuch Asscmbly. . . .The star of young Alphonso is already ou the wane. InsteaJ of annihilating Ourliam and restoring poace to the countrj-, liie occessiou tothetlirone haH been aignalized by uew reveraoa to the national armies of the North.