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ning people were heard, but the firemen or police there congregated were unable to render any assistance. The high wind which prevailed at the time fanned the flames, and in a few minutes after the fire occurred every part of the house was on fire, and Mr. and Mrs. Wood, together with their two sons and three daughters, perished in the flames, and in the presence of the thousands there assembled, who were ready and willing to save them from an awful death, had there been any means of doing it. Another family, who occupied the lower part of the house, escaped with their lives, but not until one or two of them had been badly burned.--The servant girl of the unfortunate family also escaped uninjured. The policemen and Fire-Marshal Baker were quickly on the ground, and rendered every aid in their power. After the fire was quite subdued, the charred and unrecognizable remains of Mr. and Mrs. Wood, and their four children, were removed from the ruins and conveyed to the Station-House.
with his luxuriant black hair parted down the middle. Mrs. Lincoln wore a rich bright crimson watered silk, with point lace cape, white and red camelias in her hair, pearl band and necklace, and other ornaments of pearl. Mrs. Kellogg (sister of Mrs. Lincoln) wore a chaste ashes-of-roses brocade silk, with diamond ornaments, and hair tastefully dressed with white and red camelias. --Mrs. Edwards (sister of Mrs. Lincoln) wore a brown satin brocale dress, with rich crimson flowers and white feathers. Miss Edwards (niece of Mrs. Lincoln) was dressed in a fine, embroidered, needle-work robe, with appropriate ornaments, characterized by a simpilcity and elegance becoming her youth. Mrs Baker (niece of Mrs. Lincoln) wore a tastel ullemon colored, watered silk, with point lace trimmings, pearl ornaments, and cherry-colored verbena head-dress. Mrs. Grimsley (cousin to Mrs. Lincoln) was dressed in a blue, embroidered silk, with ornaments of turquois, and with white japonicas in her hair.
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The Senate Committees. --The Standing Committees of the U. S. Senate have been appointed. The following is a list of the more important: Foreign Relations.--Messrs. Sumner, Chairman; Collamer, Doolittle, Harris, Douglas, Polk, and Breckinridge. Finance.--Messrs. Fessenden, Chairman; Simmons, Wade, Howe, Hunter, Pearce, and Bright. Commerce.--Messrs. Chandler, Chairman; King, Morrill, Wilson, Clingman, Saulsbury, and Johnson. Militia.--Messrs. Wilson, Chairman; King, Baker, Lane, Rice, Latham, and Breckinridge. Naval Affairs.--Messrs. Hale, Chairman; Grimes, Foot, Cowan, Thomson, Nicholson, and Kennedy. Judiciary.--Messrs. Trumbull, Chairman; Foster, Ten Eyek, Cowan; Bayard, Powell, and Clingman.