LIGHTNING FLASHES, Knizootic hadn't reached Virginia, M'lut., yhr. O.ily sixty-twri deaths from smal!-toi, smal!-toi, lat week, in St. Juia. Over an ineh of rain thus far this HCasou, at Sto;kton, Cala. Only '1,000,000 cobs of corn will be burned in Iowa this winter. Saturday's staie for Montana unable to bsavo Corinne. 'ootic. Otiicao whisky sellers aro going to oien their saloons next Sum.ay. North Carolina "cullud pussons" will swarm at Grant's inauguration. 1 llody of T. B. Carr, of Antioch, Cala., found in San Joaijuin. Whiaky. Lrpon tLo 24th the emperor of China will commence to "paddlo his own canoe." Thirty thousand dollar fire in Brooklyn. Brook-lyn. Ownnr of tho buildine arrested for arson. Thirteen lives lot, in the wreck of the steamer Clan Alpine oft' tho British Brit-ish coast. New York reports marriages last week births, 407, New York goes up head, Alfred O. Lano. of Boston, thot his daughter, and then auicided. Domestic Domes-tic infelicities. Reported that Gen. Burnsido will be appointed commander of tho U. S. marino corps. Several persona killed at Staffordshire, Stafford-shire, England, on tho London & Northwestern railway. Vienna exhibition building completed. complet-ed. Tho sultan is. expected to be present at the opening. Miss Laura D. fair has at last scoured sc-oured a hall at Stockton, Cala, and will talk about "Wolves" soon, Cunard stoamor Olympia arrived at Boston. She encountered terrific gales and lost four boats overboard. Murdered man found in tho ElyBian fields of Hobokcn, N. J. Supposed to bo Henry iSrock, of Philadelphia. Connelly, ox-controllcr of New York, will appear wheu called for trial. So says Court tioy, of his counsel, and ho knows. Tho journeymen houso painters of Berlin, Prussia, havo struck. Tho strike is not gonoral but threatens to become so. The mill and forge buildings of tho Lako Erie iron company's rolling mill, . of Cleveland, woro destroyed by fire. Loss unascertained. Tho Chicago city and oounty surveyor sur-veyor has under oontraot 700 acres of roal ostato to bo staked out and added to that village next season. Government will purchase, at Now York, a million in bonds, each Wednesday Wed-nesday in February, and sell half a million gold each Thursday. Jury in the Wharton trial at Annapolis, An-napolis, out sinco Friday were discharged dis-charged yesterday morning. They stood eight guilty, four not guilty. Commodore Matthew Fontaine Mau-. Mau-. ry, well-known American naval officer, astronomer and hydrographer, died on Saturday at Lexington, Ya., aged 07, Slight earth shake at San Francisco, nhont, : 30 n.m. Stindav. las tad fira minutes, No damage. People in the street didn't know of it until they read the papers. Tho infant princo of Spain was on Sunday christened Louis Amadcro Fernando. Members of the cabinet and diplomatic corps were present at tho ceremony. Colfax delivered a temperance address ad-dress on Sunday, at the Masonic tem-plo, tem-plo, in Baltimore, to an immenso and enthusiastio audience He was greeted greet-ed with hearty ohecrs. It is understood that assistant secretary secre-tary of the interior, Cowan, has decided deci-ded to accept the commissionership of Indian affairs, U. W. Ford, of St. Louis, is to succeed Cowan. Tho Paris official journal states that only eleven persons wcro arrested at the Mont Martre quarter on Wednesday Wednes-day night, and all but. two or thrco were released after a short detention. Bosoman, Mont, is happy over two lynched murderers. Ono, an old man named Triplctt, who killed a young man three months ago. tho other, steamboat Bill, who killed two Chinawomen China-women a few days sinco. ! Tho steamer Dacia has been char-! char-! torcd to bring out from London a new J telegraph cable, to be laid between Key West and Havana. Telegraph communication between the two points will be reopened in May. The bonds and mortgages stolen from the banking house of Clarkson & Co., Lancaster oounty, Pa., Jan. loth, were found on Sunday morning under the stairway of St. Paul's reformed church. The amount is OTOr $100,000. i Tho Vissisch Zeitung of Berlin, demonstrates the Russian forces in Central Asia as strong enough to defy any attempt of the British to check their progress, and that England is Powerless. Russia is only waiting for raise steps on the part of England. Tho report that Sirdar Abdal Rahman Rah-man had captured Fort Kessar at the , instigation of tho Russian's and was ! making other aggressive movements ; iu Afghanistan, is contradicted. Latest j advices from Bokara represent the ! city and surrounding country tranquil, i Que be o court honse completely destroyed, de-stroyed, with all the records of the province sine" its foundation, together with many title deeds and other important im-portant Itgal documents. The fire was at one time in the Anceliean cathedral but th-u building escaped without serious injury. A WahiriRton special says senator Patterson and vice president Colfax both confidently assert that they will yet be ab'e to clear away the cloud whi.h now fiirrounds them in relation to tiio Credit Mobilier affair. They ins:st that Ames has manufactured the ease airainst them. The dispatch does not indicate. however, what the defence will be.