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The Acting Secretary of the Treaeury had a consultatlon recently with Ulay, Collector of Customs at Newport News, Va., in regard to the exportation of bonded whisky from that port to Bermuda. The Collector 6aid the business was increasing to such an extent that ad ditional help was absolutely necessary. Fivd tliousand barrels of whiskey wcre nowat that port waiting shlprcent, and he h informed that certain exporters, for whom a New York flrm is acting as agent, expect to ship whiskey to Bermuda at the rate of 5,000 to 10,000 barrels a month. The flrst shipment will probably bc made in a week or two. The vessel which has been engaged for the trade reached Newport News a few days ago. Under the regulations of the departtnent whi6ky mubt be gauged either alongsido or on board the vessel in which it is to be shipped. Clay said his present force could only gauge about sixty or seventy barrels a day, and could not begin the work until the exporting vessel arrlved. The Acting Secretary informed him that a force of gaugers from Richmond would be sent to his asslstance. A GOOD SHOTVINd. Breadstuffs exoorted in April, 1883, were valued at $12,465,318; corresponding month last year,$0,9OS,189 ; exported for the ten months ending Auril 30 last, $179,738,348; same period last yearff 157,619,727. VACANCIES IN THE ARMT. There are 60 Tacancies in the grade of second lif-utenant in the armv, which will be fllled by 52 graduates of West Point next month, four nou commissioned offleers of the army who ïave passed the necessary examination, and four appoiutecs. For the Jatter honor ovt 200 ipplicants are on the file in the war departinent. 5"rom the list the seeretary of war has selected .0 names, whieh have been referred to the president, who will order that they conteet hy competitive examination for the four vacanctoe. GItESHAM's ORDER. An order issued by Postmaster-Ger.era Gresham to superaede from Octobor 1, 1SS3, eetion 26 oí the rcgulations oL 1879, directf hat contractors must secure the permigsion of the Po?tmafster-General before makiug a ub-coutract on any route. Applications to ublets must bu made separately for each oute and sub-contracts must be flled in the office of the Second Assistant Postmaster-Genral and epecify the rate tobe paid per annum uncí er ;t in case the service shall be changed. HAU.U'S SUCC3SS0R. Walter Evans of Louisville, Ky., has betn ppointed commissioner of internal revenue, ice Green B. Kaum, resigned. Evans is a rominent lawyer of Louisville, and an active artisan. A DITORCE CAhE. Col. Thomas F. Barr, Judge Advocate of the Jnited States Army, bas been sent to Pbilaelphia by the Secretarv of War to take note f the judicial proceedings now pending in hat city in the alleged fraudulent divorce remtly obtained there by Col. A. II. Niekerson, '. S. A., and the latter's subsequent re.-marage. No other action has yet been taken by ie War Department, but it is thought in army ircles that the proceedings In Plnladelpia wii'l Pad to an oflicial investigatiou, and that when Jol. Barr returns and makes a report upon the ase, a court-martial will be ordered to try ol. Niekerson on a charge of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. NE WS NOTE. WANT FROTECTION. The Pekin governmcnt has dccided to establish a consulate at Chicago to consist of one American and one Chinese, who will protcct the righte of the subject nf the Celeetiil Empire. The Chinese In Chicago elaim that tbc authorities have raided thcir resorts indisrriminately, thus punishlng the innocent for deeds oL which they were not guiltj'. THOMPSOX TRIUMPHANT. The trial oL Phil. Thompson at Harrodsburg, Ky, for the rnurder of Dayis, ended in the acquittal of the defendant. Wbpn the jury name in with the verdict the defendaut sat between Col. Jacob and his father. Wheu the court asked the jury if they had agreed on a verdict the foreman responded 'We have,' and beingasked what it wa, 6lowly said: 'We, 'ie jury, flnd Philip B. Thomj.son. the defendant, not guiltv a-3 charüed in Liie indictment.' Then came ashout and men rushed forward to congMtulate the defendant. Durhig the confusión the Toice of Phil. Thompson, Sr. was heardsaying: "Thank God, Kentucky wives can now be protected." The court diseharged h c jury andadjourned the eourt. BAKOTA'S CAPITAL. The bids opened by the commissioners on the loeation of Dakota's capital, at Cantón, D. T., recentiy were as f ollowe : Aberdeen, $100,000 and 160 acres of land; Cantón, the same; Frankfort, the same; Hurón, the same: Pierre, $100.000 and 350 acres of land; Bismarck,$100, 000 and 330 acres of land; Mitcholl, $160,000 and 160 acres of land: Redfleld, $100,000 and 210 acres of land ; Ordway, $100,000 and 330 acres, and 160 acres for depot purpose6. Odessa gives $300,000 and 160 acres of 'land. Steele sent a check for $100,000 and a deed for 160 acres of land. An informal bid f rom Washington was received, and a bid of $1,000,000 from Sioux. Gentlemen from varions localities made addresses in behalf of their respective towns. The commission adjourned without making the award. OVERWORKED CniLDREÏT. An investigación into the management of some of the Chicago cigar shops, reveáis the fact that young girls are obllged to work from 6 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock in tho evening, for the beggarly sum of three dollars per week. KENTÜOKï'S CANDTDATES. The Democratie 6tate conventlon of Kentucky nominated for governor Hon. J. Proetor Knott, and Capt. James R. Hiudmai for lientenant-govemor. A CIIICAGO MfSSrONAST. Mr. J. H. Saunders of Chicago, a member of the United States treasury cattle commission, bas gone to Europe on a special governmental missiun. ju 18 unuerstoou ms trip nas partlcu lar reference to restrictions' now iinposed upon our export cattle trade with Great Britain and to our pork trade witli Gcrmany and other Europeau countries. Ho is also under instructions to examine into and report upon the dangers from eontaglous and infectious diseases to rhich our live stock is exposed by further importations irom European cuuutries; to Tisit and report upon tbc international live 6toek show, to be held in June next at Hamburg, and to make a reneral survey of the live Btock interests oL Europe, as compared with our own, under directiou of the commissioner ol agriculture. BETOND THE EEACn OP UW. Chas. F. Kring, whose remarkablo success in fighting the law and escaping punighmeut for the muider of Dora Bremster, in St. Louis, Mo., eight years ago, bas been writteu np and published time and time again, and wbo was released from prison ou bail about three weeks since under a decisión of the United States Supreme Court has since died at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis ot iuternal hemorrhagus. OHJNESÜ CHASTISEMBNT. Chinese laborers on the railway ncar Lytton, B. C, beat their foreman and three other white men with shovels. At night an armed band of whites proceeded to the Chinese camp, burned it, beat and shut the inmates, kiliing one man and injuring several others. It is Baid that the white laborers along the line of railway are organizing to resist the aggression of the Chinese. STEAMER BISASTEK. The steamer Grauite State took flre when below Goodspeed landing, 30 miles below Hartlord, Conn., on the Connectieut river. The fire 6tartedln the forward part and spread with fearful rapidtty. Tbe engineer stack to his post and headed the boat tbward the doek, although his clothing and hair were on fire. A ferry boat came alongside and the passeneers made a wild rush for their lives. But "flve liyps wer lost, as follows : Mrt. C. L. Maine, of New Haven, on a bridal trip; jumped to the water and drowned. Her husband jumped with her, caught the paddie wheel and was saved. The second cook (colored), Wm. Jackson a young Germán unknown, and a fleshy man unknown, were aleo lost. Several others are missing. The books were destroyed and the Tessel burned below the water's cdge. Nine valuable pacing horses were burned to death. The vessel was loadedwith kerosene. CAB SHOPS BUKNED. Tlie cabinet, upholstering and patat shops of the Pennsylvania Kailroad Company, eontained in one building 400x175 feet, located on the meadows between Jersey City and Newark, N. J. were totally burned. The shops contained three Fullma coaches, one of which was saved fcadly scorched, eigbteen passenger coaches, Eastlake design, three locomotives, six tenders and a vast quantity of paints, cusbions ilush and other car fictings. The watchmau got freight 44U, but was unable to save engine 537, aud a large locomotive owued bv the New York, West Shore & Búllalo Railway Company. The Iosb is estimated as follows: On the building $80,000; two Pullman coaches, $52,000; two locomotives, $24,000; eighteen passenger coaches, $14.400 ; si. tenders, $2,000 ; total, $312,000. To the aboye must be added material and fittings, the valué of whlch will not fall short of Í 100,000; total, $413,000. The eompany has a large reserve íor meeting fire loises. Nearly flve hundred men are thrown out of work. The company will rebuild at once. A FAMILIAR FACE GONE. Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, whose face is so familiar to newspaper readers, and whoee name has become a household word all over the country, died at her home in Lynn, Mass., recently. AN OLD SOLnrKR GONE. Martin Tálele, aged 90, died at Lock Haven, Pa., recently. He served in Napoleon's war. It is believed he is the last of the One hundred and forty-ninth regiment. In 1S60 he received a gold medal from the last of the compan ions of Napoleon while in exile on Helena The medal is dated St. Helena, May 5, 1821. DAMAGE rN DAKÓTA. A dispatch from Deadwood, Dakota, imys a storm badiy damaged all the towns up the gulch, sweeping Penuington enlirely away, obliterating half of Spearnsh and nea'rly wiping out Crook City. Deadwood is at the'junction of Whitewood and Deadwood gulches, and Whitewood strcam run6 though the center of the city. Numerous gulches etnptied their ■uuiuinuma ui water irom me vnoumains into these two main gulches, and gave a volume of water that rushed down Whltcwood stream, euttingacbannel through tbc city 100 yards wlde, and carrying everything but the most substantial buildings before it. The loss of property ih Deadwood aloue is estiiuated at 700,000. Deadwood has a population of 25,000. The mam residence portions of the city are frora 100 to 300 feet above the gulch, and the main business portiOH ahove the danger line. The portion destroyed was occupied by cheap tenement hcmsL's, second-clabs hotels, laüudriee, small trailers, spurting houses, liverv stables, etc. Souie oí Dhe buildings werc built over the 6treara, which at its ordinary stage ia but a lew fiiet wide. It locality was avoided, however, by the shrewder iuteriats, for the danger was recognized. In tuis case t.imelv nr&rnhur was given by means üf the telephone system exlatlng in the hills. and the most valuab'le articks removed. Golden (iate, Anchor City, Central City, South Bend aud Crbok Citv are heavy losers. Sereral of the milis iu Deadwood Guleh were destroyed and the damage to mines by floods eannot be replaeed for several weekt-. Ail roada are im)assable and trains were foreed to suspend on the Hills railroad becaute it was impossible to get wood to the station. It is not possible to state the loss of lire, but a iiumbcr are known to have perished. DEATH OF BISHOP PEOK. Bishop Jesse T. Peck, D. D., flled recently of pneumonía in Syracuse, N. Y, in the 73il year of his agt. Bishop Peek was Ueensed to preach In 1829, and in 1S31 he unitcd with the Methodist church. He continued in pastoral work for several ca: s, but at length gave up the pastor's work, and entered upon his duties as principal of the Govt rneur Wesleyan Seminary. Four ycars later he became pastor of a church in Washington, D. C. He held pastorates in Washington and New York, when he was transf erred to California, and for eight years he served ehurches in several of the larger cities of that state, and for a time acted as president of the board of trustees of the University of the 'aciflc, and also as president of the California Bi ble Society. He returned to the eat and resumed pastoral charge of the chureh at Peekskill and also at Albany, and later at Syracuse. He was tent to the lattereity toaidinc6tablishing Syraeuse XJniversity, and held the position of president of the board of trustees of that nstitution until 1872, when he was chosen to je bishopric. Bishop Pcek was a voluminous writer, and as a pulpit and platform speaker he ■as moet eloquent and pówerful. He has been i ill health for screral months, and receuüy meumonia set in, which proved fatal. Until ie last, moment of his lifc his mind was unlouded. A CLEVELAND SENSATION. For years Miss Julia Renachere has been one f the society belles of Cleveland; young, :and6orae, well edneated and respcttably conected, she had hojts of friends and admirers. mong her suitors was Charles W. Seymour. on son of w althy parents, and a yeung man f high standing in society. Thcy were engae:d to be married, but Miss Renachere was taken atallv ill and a few hours before her death, nd while she could scarcely speak above a hisper, the marriageceremony wasperformed i the presence of weeping relatives. Three ays aftcr her marriage sbe was buried with more than usual impressive ceremonie?, but oon circumstances attending her last illness wakened suspicion, and the coroner ordcred the body disiuterred ior postuiortem examination. The autopsv showcd that Mrs. Seymour dieil from the effee.ts of an abortion, and her husband aud Mrs. S. D. Webster, a midwife, are under airest for eausing her death. Thie unexpected sequel to the death-bed marriage has created a great eensation. ANIf ELIZA'S VENTUKB. A dispalch from Lodi, Ohio, says that Mrs. Ann Eliza Young, uineteenih wifê of Brigham Youug, was married in that city to Moses R. Denning of Manietee, Mich. Mr. Denning was born in Maine and is 60 years of age. Mrs. Young was born in Nauvoo, 111., in 1844. At the age of 19 she married Mr. Dee, a roormon. Two sons were born to them. After two years of married lite Mrs. Dee secured a dlvorce from her husband. On April 7, 1S6S, she married Brigham Young. A few years afterwards sh renounced mormonism and took to the stage, delivering lectores in nearly every city in the United States. Wicked Uliido. A cyclone nassed over Kacine, Wi6., May 18, passing throueti 'he extreme nothwestern portionofthe city, demolishing J50 houses and barns, and causiDg a loss of Ufe of about twentv, besides 100 more or less seriously injured. 'llie day was ushered in bright and cool, with a fresh wind blowing from the southeast. Towards noon the skv was overcast and about i o'clock a sharp electrie storm prevailed, although but little rain fel!. The sun again carne out for about an hour. During the afternoon the temperatura ros about twenty degrees and about 6 o'clock, when heavy masses of clouds which again gathered in the west, portended a storm, the ajr was oppreesively warm. The cyclone was annouiiced by a break in the clouds, whlch took on a wbirling motion and struck the eartn with a noise which might bc compared with the roar and rumble of a thoueand railroad trains thundering over a bridge. The path of the 6torm is little over hall a mile long and perhaps a quarter of a mile wide. All brick and frame buildings alike collapsed, and their sites are marked only by heaps of formless debris, Many occupaut6 of houses escaped by seeking cellars aud other places of comparative safet , but the cyclone came with such lightniñg quickncss that manv wrre killed bcfore reaching the eellars. In jonly a few cabes were houeeb moved from t heir foundations. Thos in the center of the slorm-path simply ex Dloded and feil in ruics. It is reported some ïight articles, such as wagons, were ewept into the lake. The cyclone, as it moved from the city out upon the waters of Lake Michigan, presented a grand spectacle, such as is scen but once in a lifetime. The whirling columns of air seemed monster wreaths of sinoke as tlicy whirli d over the waters expanse, bearing with them spiral columna of water. No ship that encountcred t.his monster of the air could by any possible escape destruction. Chemung, Harvard and Belvidere, 111., were also Tiilted on the same day. In all these places considerable property was destroyed, and several live osfc LATER. The cyclone that devastated the beautiful city of Kacine, Wis., was the most terrible ever witnesped in that section, and the scène of desolation and misery at that place is beyond description. The list of the. dead will reach about 25, and 100 are more or less injured. The loss to property aud farm stock cannot be told, for much has been destroyed that money can never replace. The cyclone visited other pointe in Wisconsiu, and also Duluth, Minn., and Morgan county, Illinois, killing a number of people and destroying thoueands of dollare worth of property. It is a pititul gight in all these places to see the homeless ones, whose little all has been taken from tliem. CKI.TIE. A TEACEMAKER'S IILBSSINO. At Aehland, Mo., while a man named HhII wa quarreling with his wife about whipping one of their children, a lady neighbor interfered in the interest of peace, whih so exasperated Huil that he struck her on the head with a brick, killiug her instautlv. The murderer fled and has not been captured. A BRUTAL FATUER'g WOKK. Susie ilawkins, dauehter of Chas. T. Hawkins of Lawrenceburg, Ind., died from the effects of morphine taken with 6uicidal intent An inquest was held, whlch developed the faet that since last October Hawkins has been keeping a mistress in the house along with his wife, and has abuxed and beaten the family so often that Suele left in October, went to Cincinnati aud got work. She returned to her home sick, sought refuge and rest in her father's house, and ii as brutally beaten and driveu iuto the street by him. ïor this reason she suicided. The citizens tarred and feathered Hawkins, drove hiin from town and ordered his mistress leave. KOEÍIOH.N AFFAIHS. tflTZHARRTS' tÁTB. Fitüharrls, better knownas "8kinthe Goat has been convicttd as being accessory after th fact to the Cavendiah murder, and sentenoe to penal seiritude for life. DEATA OF JAMES YOUNa. James Yonng, the iuventor of the proeess o manufaeturing parafflne oil, died in London recently. He leaves a large fortune as the re snlt oí hia industy and taleuts, and a nam that is nniyersally houored and respceted. OBTAWATO'S FORCE9 SLAUGHTERED In an engagement at D'ürran, South África Chiefs Oh-m and Usibequ utterly routed Ceta wayo's forces. Six thousand men wcreslaueh tered. MORE CONSPIRATORS. James Mnllett, Edward O'Brien, Ed. McCuf frcy, Daniel Delaney, William Moroney and Thos. DoTle plcaded guilty of conspiracy to murder in the Dublin court the other dav. Al but Doyle and McCafírey werc sentcnccd to 1( years. Doyle and McCaffrey are to be tried for the Burke murder. 7 THE LAST OF CURI.ET. Daniel Curley, another of the Pbcunix Park . murdcrers, has been hatiged. Beiore Lis execu tion he lelt a letter to bis wife, practically ad J mitting bis guilt. S A COWAUDLT CZAR. , It having come to the ears of the ezar tbat 5 several offieero of the guard were members of the revolutionary club, his majesty decided to F postpone his coronation, but has been dissuaded from so doing. KETOLUTION1N HATTI. ! Adrices from West Indian porta are that the ! steamer Alene, just arrived at New York, was engaged by the Government of Hayt. to coni vey arme and ammunition to Mirasroane. A great battle took place April 27. Barzalene slaughtered the goverument troops unt.il tbey ■ cere foreed to eend a flag of truce, askiuga ■ suepenskiD of hoetilities to bury the dcad. Two govurnnient veseelö came in shore to render aesistance, bat Barzalene covered them with his guns and them. The schooner immediatcly after landed arms aud ammnnition for rebels. CANADA'S NEW GOVEIiNOB-GENERAL. Xt is authoratively stated tbat the üovernorGeneralship of Canada has been offercii to tlie Marquis oL Lansdowne, and thiithe has accepted and will sail for Canada iu October. BITS OF NEWS. It is estimated that the Apaches cinnot be subdued in six monthe, Wheat in the north-western etates promises wel!. Amasa Stone's estáte is valued at $10,000,Exlra guard on the Weiland canal owing to dyuamite threats. Salmi Morse has bcan granted a license for three months for hie dramatic temple in New York provided he dees not present the passion play. Panama threatened with famine in consequencc of the ravages of locusts. Te threatened raid of northern Crees into Montana has been averted by the prompt action of the Canadian mountcd pólice. Minister Lowell doesn't belteve that dynamite is the raw material of politics. Neither does any true man. The pngilist, Jere Dunn, who has been on trial in Chicago for the murder of Elliot, was acauited. France sent 12 policeinen to protect the person of her represeutative to the Czar's cornation. The Parnell fund has reached almost $50,The 5,000 minera on a strike at Pittsburg, ra., have commenerd work. A prominent Indian ehieí eays it is only a question of time when the wfcolc hand of murderouB Apaches wfll ba wipsd out of existenee. Kate Kane, Milwaukee's female lawyer, who threw water in Judge Mallory's face and was sentcneed to tlne or 30 days for contempt, has been released, having seryed her term of imprisonment, and was presented with a purse hy admiring lady friends. DeLaney, Phoariix Park raurderer, has been rcprieved. Ex-President Hayes has a farm near Bismarck, Dakota, on which he has 400 aeres in oats and 200 in v.heat. President Urevy'asalary is $340,000 a year. licu Louis Napoleon was emperor he had a yearly allowance of $5,000,000. The rcward for the detection of the Pbcenix park murderers will be distributed among the informers, all of whom 60 desiring will be sent abrond forthwith by the government. Disastrous íorest fires have been raging for 6everal days in tho New England etates

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