News of the World. The following is from a Washington letter to a Chicago paper: The Mormons appear very uneasy at the attitude of the President, and have sent on a lobby to feel the temper of Congress. The proposition to deny Delegate Cannon the certificate of election to the next Congress may also have increased their alarm. Hiram B. Clawson, three times a son-in-law of Brigham Young, is here with one of his wives, and may be seen daily about the halls of Congress, securing introductions to members. He is manager of the Mormon cooperative organization, and is immensely wealthy. He married two daughters of the late founder of the Salt Lake church. The spread of the Mormons into Idaho and Colorado, as announced in these dispatches some time ago, created a feeling in Congress that something should be done, although the House committee on territories has all the business on the calendar that it is thought can probably be attended to during the life of this Congress. NEW BURYPORT,? Mass., Dec. 27. - Today at noon the boiler of F.P. Dodge's shoe factory exploded, killing the engineer, Jas. Huntington, the stock-[unreadable], Daniel Bridges and a [unreadable], John R. Bailey. The Chase healing establishment, and Smith's [unreadable] factory and boiler house were nearly demolished. The boiler was thrown 200 years; 1,000 panes of glass were broker; several men were slightly injured and the fireman reported missing. Had help been at work the loss of life would have been terrible. ALLENTOWN, Pa., Dec. 27. - Jacob Gogel and wife, residing four miles from Bethlehem, were found dead in bed this morning. Their heads were nearly severed from their bodies. A bloody axe was found in the apartment and the walls were splashed with blood. Joe Snyder, who boarded with the Gogels, was believed to be the murderer. He was caught by an infuriated mob, soon after the discovery of the crime and was hanged to the nearest tree. Gogel leave three children. DUBLIN, Dec. 27. - It is generally said that so dull and sad a Christmas has never been experienced here: Sullen depression marks the spirit of the people, and the traders who for some time have been feeling acutely the [unreadable] state of the Schwalka's home - says the [unreadable] along the ice-[unreadable] last of it the agitation which is paralyzing trade, putting capital to flight and poisoning commercial life, still extends its deadly influence, while the sufferers look on its progress in helpless dismay. The efforts of the land league are now chiefly directed towards the north of Ireland, where it is persistently trying to overcome the repugnance to its practices. There can be little doubt that it has succeeded considerably when most all districts are honeycombed with its organization. The exertions of the agitators are also directed towards the county of Dublin and the borders of Dublin itself. Malahide, near Dublin was the scene of a second demonstration, on Sunday, but there was no reason to boast of its success. LONDON, Dec. 24. - The Irish authorities appear to be making every effort to preserve the peace without shedding blood, and to this end frequent prosecutions have been ordered in various parts of the country. In one place a bellman was arrested for inciting a breach of the peace, and bail was refused. On account of the turbulent state of Ireland, and the increasing disaffection among the Irish people of London, it has been decided that the Queen will not open Parliament in Person. BRADFORD, Pa., Dec. 24. - This morning, Albert McGee, of Canton, Ohio, and Thomas Perry, were mixing nitroglycerine in a well a mile from town, when Perry, in the engine house, turned steam too rapidly on the frozen c[unreadable]. An explosion followed which blew the derrick into bits and drove Perry clean through the engine house, but he will recover. McGee was blown into fragments, the only particle of his body recovered being the head and lungs, which were found 100 yards away from other parts of the body. MONTREAL, Dec. 21. - It now appears that the procuring of girls from Montreal to fill Chicago, St. Lois and San Francisco dens of infamy, has been largely carried on all summer, agents having come from as far as San Francisco for the purpose. Mme. Paquet said to be a noted procuress, was today arrested and confessed to having sent forward several young French Canadian girls. Today there entered the police court a young woman who had just arrived from Chicago and who at once displaying a large roll of greenbacks, retained two lawyers to defend the woman Paquet. Her name is said to be Clara Pas [unreadable]champ. She confidentially informed the court reporter that she had just come from Chicago, and that last week she had received two little girls from Montreal at a certain den on State Street. She has come after the defendant.