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THJ3 OHIO DEMOCRAT, LOGAtf, OHIO, SATURDAY, lliRtTARY 25. 18JXJ.
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WAsniKOTOit, Feb. H. Senate Mondaj
Mr. Curoy called up tho bill to admit tho foui
territories to statehood In order to got It beforo
tho senate, and ordering It printed. Mr. Piatt,
chairman of tho commlttco on territories, who
in opposed to tho admission of nny moro stntos
at present, objected, and Mr. Caroy forced tho
Issue by moving that tho bill bo taken up. On
a yea mid nny voto his motion was defeated by
30 nays and II yeas. Thcro appears to havo
been a fcaron tho part of somo senators that Mr.
Carey sought to tllsplaco tho Nicaragua bill, and
t this is to somo extentnccountnablo for tho voto.
Somo senators, particularly among tho demo
trots, will voto for tho bill when tho canal jnnt
tcrlsoutof tho way.
Mounr.-T.Htta business wns transacted Mon
day. Mr. Stone, of Kentucky, Introduced &
prHnto bill Monday pcnslonluft. Henry C. War
ten, of tho Mexican war jp
Washington, Feb. 15. Senate Tho Nlcn
rnguan canal bill wns beforo tho scnato Tticu
day for a couplo of hours. It was then laid
nsldo so that tho sundry civil appropriation bill
might bo proceeded with. Tho cnnal bill wns
the subject of two speeches and of a running
discussion In which Mr. Sherman, who Is
n chargo of it, tools a leading part. Mr. Slier
nan reported back from tho commlttco on
Vianeo tho amendment suggested by himself
jc mo days ago In rcfcrcnco to tho Issuoof l.
K. thrcc-per-cent. bonds. Tho commlttco has
Jlrvutcd It to bo offered to tho sundry civil ap
propriation bill. All but twclvo pages of tho
appropriation bill wero disposed of, tho amend
ments for World's fair items and river and har
bor 1 tiprovcmoiits being reserved and tho son
HursE After i short conflict between ths
democrats and republicans of the houso 'fun
day tht democrats wero obliged to yield grace
fully an I to ngrco to tho terms which tho repub
licans p.-cscnted. Thcso wero that general de
bato oa t'Ao invalid pension bill should bo con
tinued until tho minority was accorded ulx
hours' delate. Then tho dobato continued, but
It wns without special interest. It will closo lit
3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Washington, Feb. 10. Senate Tho presi
dent's message on tho annexation of Hawaii
was rccelvcC and considered in secret session.
Thcro was some opposition o tho project of an
nexation expressed by Senators Ulaefcbuin,
White, Daniel nnd others, but u strong speo.:h
In tho nflinnatlvo was inado by Senator Mor
gan, who wns particularly anxious that annex
ation should bo prompt. Thcro seems to bo
no doubt that tho treaty will bo ratified within
a very short tlrnt. Tho subject of tho World's
fair Sunday closl.ig was agitated In tho senalo
Wednesday. Stewart, of Nevada, and others,
thought that tho grounds should bo open on
Sunday evenings If tho buidlngs wero closed.
HoCSG In tho housoWcnddesdny dobato con
tinued on tho pension appropriation bill. Mr.
Itouk, of Ohio, has a bill Intended as a com
promise between thnt part of tho Church mili
tant whlh objects to opening tho World's fair
on Sundays nnd their shrinking foomen. It
provides that tho gatcc may bo kept open on
Sunday afternoons under tho regulations of tho
authorities of tho exposition and in nccordaneo
with tho laws of tho state of Illinois.
Wasiunoton, Feb. 17. Senatf, Senator
Vest delivered Thursday ono of his characteris
tic speeches, in which ho assailed tho ropub
llcan party In general and Messrs. Chandler and
.Allison in particular, nnd Incidentally criticised
tho acquisition of Hawaii, becauso of tho pres
ence in thoso Islands of i hlneso laborers and of
leprosy. Among other democratic senators
who havo declared their Intention of either do
laying action or openly opposing ratillcatlon arc
Messrs. Gray, Pu?b, Vest, Illackburn, White,
Palmer, Hrlec, Daniel and Mills. There lire
also several republican senators who will oppioe
annexation, just ns they havo opposed tho pol
icies of President Harrison's administration in
many other respects.
House Turpln, of Alabama, and Waugh, ol
Indiana, almost came to blows on tho floor ol
tho houso Thursday afternoon during tho do
bato on tho general pension appropriation bill,
in commlttco of tho whole Mr. Morso was
speaking. After tho members became quiet
Morso Uni3hed his speech. Tho commlttco rose
and tho houso adjourned. In tho houso there
aro many obstacles appearing against tho an
ncxatlon of Hawaii
Washington, Feb. 18. Senate Too sundry
tlvil appropriation bill occupied tho exclusive
attention of tho senate. The amendment which
had been discussed on Wednesday, and the
effect of which Is to continue In forco tho law
-or federal supervision of elections, carried by a
party vote. All tho eommltteo amendments
having been disposed of, and tho bill being open
to general amendment, tho question as to the
lssuo of 3 per cent, bonds to maintain tho gold
reserve was precipitated. Tho amendment was
offered by Mr. Sherman, nnd a Dolnt of order wan
raised against it by Mr. Stowart. Tho point
was, nfter discussion, overruled by tho vice
president, nnd an appeal from that drcisionwas
laid on tho table by a voto of S!8 yeas to 18 nays.
The merits of tho amendment wero discussed
for tho rest of the day, and tho adjournment
camo bofore tho debato closed.
House Tho cav-coupler bill was postponod
until Tuesday next. Tho senato bill was passed,
extending to tho north Paclllc ocean tho pro
visions of tho statutes for tho protection of the
fur seals. Tho pension appropriation bill was
then taken up and its consideration completed.
Tho houso then, In commlttco of tho whole, pro
ceeded to tho consideration of tho postofileo ap
propriation bill. An amendment was agreed tc
increasing tho appropriation for tho payment
of tho salaries of tho postofflco clerks, and with
out disposing of tho bill, tho commlttco roi.
and the houso adjourned.
THE W1LLARD FOUNTAIN.
Thcro Is Comment llocnusu Homo Itule
Tnltiit Wns Not Kinployod.
Chicago, Fob. 10. Tho Willard foun
tain, which is to bo a gift to tho city of
Chicago from temperance child run all
over tho world, is to come from tho
studio of a young London artist, Geo.
Wade, and concerning this there is a
good deal of strong comment among
tho local members of tho Women's
Tcmperanco union, and many of whom
take tho ground that thcro aro plenty
of talented women sculptors in this
country who might havo boon selected
without having to go abroad, especially
as tho movement was originated by
It is said that Wado is a protego of
Lady Henry Somerset, and so her dip
lomatic finger is seen in tho awarding
of the commission. Wade has recently
finished a life size statue of Sir John
McDonald for the Canadian govcrn
nent, and also a bust of tho duko of
Clarcnoo for tho princo of Wales.
A 1'IIl.v-Ont lirido.
Gr.ECNSiiur.o, Ind., Fob. 10. Mr, nnd
Mrs, Charles Woods wero married in
1891, They wero divorced Tuesday. She
Is twenty-one, while .Charles has seen
sixty years. The brido testified that
tho alliance was not a love match, and
ho corroborated her statement by say
ing that ho hud paid a lady friend fifty
cents to secure tho bride's consent to
Tved and to arrango the happy event.
Struck ii Hniic;.
Aliiajjv, N. Y.( Fob. 10. The World's
fair commissioners hare struck a snag.
They want $300,000 moro for their work,
and tho senate seems to bo opposed to
tho appropriation. Tho commissioners
have been neensed of extravagance, and
their bill has now been laid aside for
llokn Smith Accepts.
New Yonrc, Feb. 10. It has been defi
nitely ascertained that Hoko Smith was
offered tho secretaryship of tho interior
Wednesday by Mr. Cleveland during
their conference at the lattcr's office,
and that it was accopted.
Now lliiiUltnr; nt Cornell.
Ithaca, N. Y Feb. 10. Tho now
law building of Cornell unlvornlty has
been dedicated. It la christened "Hoard
man hall," and is a memorial of Judge
Douglass Bourdmnn, the first dean of tho
rayv department of tho university. Tho
mv bchool library was presented with
about 12,000 volumes, the collection o.(
the late Nathnuiol C. Monk.
A Comioutlcut Loppr
Nor.wicii, Ct, Fob. 10. Josoph Ojes
pie, u Russian, Is confined at tho One
nnngo county poor farm, at l'restoo,
suffering from a wcll-doTclopcd case oi
Writes to tho President or tho United Hlntci
Sho Abdicated tho Hawaiian 'Jhrono
III tile Intrro.it of l'cticr.
Wamiinoton, Fob. 18,Tho corre
spondence sent to tho scnuto by the
president to accompany tho Hawaiian
treaty contains tho text of Secretary
Foster's dispatch of February ll", nn
abstract of which wont out by tho Inst
mails to Honolulu, disavowing Mr. Slov
ens' protectorate. This important dis
patch roviows Stevens' acts, and then
."So far, therefore, ns your action
amounts to, according, nt tho request ol
tho do facto sovereign government of
tho Hawaiian islands, tho co-operation
of tho moral and material forces of the
United States for tho protection of life
nnd property from apprehended disor
ders, your action is commended. Hut
so far as it may appear to overstep that
limit by sotting tho nuthorlty and
power of tho United States above that
of tho government of tho Hawaiian is
lands in tho capacity of protector or to
impair in any way tho Independent
sovereignty of tho Hnwnilan gov
ernment by substituting tho ling
and power of tho United States ns
tho symbol and manifestation of
paramount authority. It is disavowed.
"Yon are authorized, upon the receipt
of thcso instructions, to arrango with
tho commanding naval officer for tho
continued presence on shore of such n
marine forco as may bo practicable and
requisite for the security of the lives
and property interests of tho United
Stntes, nnd tho repression of lawless
ness and public disturbance threaten
ing them, whenever in your judgment
It shall bo ncccsbary to do so, or when
such co-opcratlvo measures may bo
sought for good causo by tho govern
ment of tho Hawaiian islands, being,
however, always careful to make duo
discrimination botween those functions
of voluntary or accorded protection
and the assumption of n protectorate
over tho Hawaiian Islands by the
United States. No step should bo
taken by you, or will bo sanctioned by
this government, which might tend to
derogate in any way from the indepen
dence of tho government of tho
Hawaiian Islands, which tho United
States havo recognized as sovereign,
and with which they treat on terms of
The documents laid bofore tho senato
on Hawaiian matters contain tho
hitherto unpublished protest addressed
by the cx-qucon to tho president, which
reads as follows:
"His Excellency, IIekjaminHaiimison, Pres
ident of the United States My Orcat and Qood
Friend: It is with deep regret that I address
you on this occasion. Somo of my subjocts.
aided by aliens, have renounced their loyalty,
ond revolted ngalnst the constitutional govern
ment of my kingdom,
They havo attempted to deposo mo and es
tablish a provisional government, In direct
conflict with tho organlo law of this king
dom. Upon receiving incontestable proof
that his excellency tho minister pleni
potentiary of tho United States aided
and abetted their unlawful movements and
caused United States troops to bo landed for
that purpose, I submitted to force, believing
that ho would not havo acted in that manner
unless by tho authority of tho government
which ho represents. This notion on my part
was prompted by thrco reasons:
"Tho futility of a conflict with tho United
States, tho doslro to avoid violence, blood-shed
and tho destruction of llfo and property, and tho
certainty which I feel that you and your gov
ernment will right whatever wrongs that may
nave Dccn mulcted upon us in tno premises.
"This nppeal is not mado for myself person
ally, but for my people, who have hitherto al
ways enjoyed tho friendship and protection of
tho United States.
"My opponents havo taken tho only vessel
which could bo obtained hero for tho purpose,
and, hearing of their Intention to send a delega
tion of their number to present thelraldoof this
conflict beforo you, I requested tho favor of
sending by tho samo vessol an envoy to you, to
lay beloro you my statement, as tho facts, ap
pear to myself and my loyal subjects.
"This request has been refused, and I now
ask that In justlco to mvself and to my peoplo
no steps bo taken .by tho government of tho
United States until my causo can bo heard by
"I shall be nblo to dispatch an envoy about
tho second day of February, as tint will bo tho
first avallablo opportunity hence, and ho will
reach you with ovcry possible haste, that
thcro may bo no delay In tho sottlcmcnt of this
"I pray you, therefore, my good friend, that
you will not allow any conclusions to be
reached by you until my envoy arrives.
"I beg to assure you of tho continuance of my
"Honolulu, Jan. 18, 189a"
AND NOW PENCILS.
ro Mntlo Prom 'i lint Surprising Metal,
Cincinnati, Feb. 18. Tho latest nov
rtty produced from aluminium is a slate
pencil, for tho use of school children.
Tho pencils havo the appearance of the
ordinary article, but have the advan
tages of indestructibility and indolible
ncss. Tho marks mado with them can
bo erased only by tho application of
Tho company in this city havo sold
a great many of them. Each pencil is
guaranteed to last throughout tho
fcchool career of a child. They are
sold at a dime apieco Verily may tho
student of mechanics ejaculate: "Won
derful is aluminium? What next?"
It is said that tho hoopskirts which aro
to bo in vogue in the spring will bo
made of this remarkablo silvery metal.
Tho President Will Itnlse tho i'hR.
Ni:w Yohk, Feb. la In tho presence
of his cabinet and a distinguished com
pany of New York stato and city of
ficials, President lienjamin Harrison
will raise tho stars and stripes on tho
stcamsphip New York at noon noxt
Wednesday. Tho steamship will then
assume her place In the Now American
line, for which tho Cramps aro to build
three brand-new and equally largo and
Indians Grow Desperate.
Spokane, Wash., Feb. 18. Reports
from the Priest River valley, Idaho,
ntato that the severity of tho weather
has driven the Indians to desperation.
Thoy raided Jim Reynolds' rartch and
drove off tho cattle. Seven ranchers
followed and a fight occurred. Ono
Indian wns killed and two wounded,
and two white men wero wounded,
rnrdonn by the Lzur.
St. PBTEitsuur.o, Fob. 18. Tho czar
has issued an uknsa pardoning all tho
prisoners who wero condemned to death
for taking part In the riot at As trail an
during the cholera epidemic.
liven I'llsrlras Aro Fleeced.
Roue, Feb. 18. For the past weok
pilgrims havo been arriving from Eng
land and different portions of the con
tinent at the rato of over flro thousand
daily to pay their jubilco respects to
tho supreme pontiff. Tho city is ovur
crowded and fabulous figures nro bolnif
asked for accommodations at tho prin
Hooth to .Mnko a I'muwell Tour.
New Yonrt, Fob. la It Is reported
that Edwin Hooth proposes to return to
the stage In tho foil for a farewell tour.
It is said that ho will act for ten weeks,
and then retire.
A. Bnow-Storm Followed by Thun
dor and Lightning.
A. Howling Wlml I.omls Us Fury to Mnko
Mutters Moro intnrcntlng Tlirco Foot
of Snow In liulmln, V. Y, Tho
Worst Storm In Jinny Venn.
Wn.KKSiiAiiHi:, Pa., Fob. 20. At o
o'clock Sunday night a terrific blizzard
swept over this city and vicinity, ac
companied by peals of thunder and
flashes of lightning. It had been snow
ing all day, and in tho ovening tho fury
of tho storm lncrcnscd. The wind,
blowing forty miles nn hour from tho
southwest, drovo tho snow beforo It in
sheets. Pedestrians almost within reach
of their own doors becamo confused by
tho blinding snow and had scr!ou3
difficulty in reaching places of safoty.
For fully half an hour tho blizzard
raged, tho mercury going down ten de
grees. Tho nir seemed to bo packed
with flying snow, tho wind howling
frightfully, nnd lightning played about
in n dangerous manner. Residents of
this city, thinking that a repetition of
tho terrlblo tornado of 1800 wns about to
bo enacted, fortified (themselves as best
thoy could, nnd waited nervously for
tho worst Fortunately, however, tho
wind abated, and all fears of a tornado
were allayed. Tho wind worked havoo
in exposed places about tho city, whero
signs wero blown down, window glnss
shattered, and telophouo nnd telegraph
wires prostrated. Tho storm paralyzed
traffic on tho electric roads, and all
trains running into this city nro late.
PlTTsnunoit, Pa., Feb. 20. Tho worst
storm in years is prevailing throughout
western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio
nnd portions of West Virginia. It has
been snowing for forty-eight hours, and
from ten to eighteen inches now covers
tho ground. Tho wind is blowing a
gale, nnd the snow is drifting badly.
All trains nro from ono to four hours
late, but so far no accidents have been
Buffalo, N. Y., Fob. 20. Snow fell
all day Sunday, and at 0 o'clock was
thrco feet deep on Main street. Street
cars havo been blockaded for several
hours. Tho wind nt ono timo this af
ternoon reached a velocity of sixty
miles an hour.
King Wants tho United Stntes to Kstnb.
llslt ii l'rfitcctoruto Thcro.
San FitANCisco, Fob. 20. Among
thoso who arrived on tho Australian
steamer Monowai wero Ex-American
Consul Rick nnd Jlrs. Riclc, from Buta
ritari, Gilbert islands. Mr. Rick said
he received a letter from the stato de
partment last November ordering him
to closo his oflico and return home, as
tho seizing of tho islands by England
made his further stay unnecessary.
Rick shut up shop November 20, and
sailed for Sidney. Ho says tho old king
made a pathetic appeal to him to inter
est tho American government in his bo
half, as ho claims his people prefer an
American to an English protectorate.
Rick thinks tho king will soon loso
his mind if ho is not relieved of his
present worry, in which case tho Eng
lish will appoint a king who will bo
their tool. Ho says tho American trade
will soon bo ruined as tho British trad
ers aro favored by their government
and tho feeling against Americans is
strong. Tho natives prefer to deal with
Americans, but they aro given to under
stand that it will not bo healthy for
them to do so.
Another Effort for Euaday Oponlns.
Washington, Feb. 20. Mr. Durbor
jow says ho will call a meeting of his
committee for noxt Monday for the pur
pose of considering Mr. liouk's bill to
permitotho opening of tho World's fair
on Sunday afternoons, subject to tho
rules of tho commission nnd tho laws of
Illinois. He is not making a prediction
as to tho result, but ho is encouraged
to believe a full attendance can bo
secured, or at least that ho can got a
quorum, witli tho majority of tho Sun
day openers In attendance.
A Placo for Joslah Qulncy.
NFAV YoitK, Feb. 20. Referring to
cabinet possibilities for tho places yet
to bo filled by President-elect Cleveland,
a local democratic paper says: Tho
secretar3'ship of the navy will undoubt
edly go to New England. It is posi
tively asserted that .Josiah Qulncy, of
Massachusetts, had been tendered and
had accepted tho portfolio. It was said
to havo been offered to him when ho
made his trip by special train to Lake
wood Sunday last.
O'Donnoll Not Guilty.
I'lTTSiiunoii, Pa., Fob. 20. Tho trial
of nugh O'Donnoll ended Saturday
morning in a verdict of not guilty.
O'Donnoll was, at tho beginning of tho
Homestead troubles, last July, tho
chairman of the celebrated advisory
board. Ho was charged with murder
in aiding aud abetting tho riot on tho
banks of tho river which resulted in tho
battle with the Pinkertons and tho
death of several persons.
Connecticut Oalna on a Ro-Surroy.
IlAitTFoni), Ct, Feb. 20. Tho topog
raphical survey of Connecticut just
completed shows its area to be 5,004
squaro miles, or 1140 square miles greater
than given by some authorities. Tho
cost of tho survey, maps, etc., to tho
stato has boon 925,000, or about S5 per
squaro mile. The general assembly has
been asked to appropriate 55,000 to
print, publish and distribute tho map.
Warrant for Banker Eocltafellow.
WlLKF.snAitllK, Pa., Feb. 20. A de
positor of the broken Rocknfollowbank
named Rhodes has sworn out a war
rant for tho arrest of O. V. Rockafollow,
charging the banker with receiving a
deposit after ho know tho bank was In
solvent Mrs. Glovsland Buys norsos.
Lakh wood, N. J., Fob. 20. Mrs.
Clcvolaud, while in New York, pur
chased a span of horses for her personal
use. Tho horses hav not arrived yet
and tho peoplo at tho HttJn white houso
refuse to make public tho particulars of
TAs Cabinet Complo'.ed.
Chicago, Feb. CO. A dispatch from
Washington, to tho Inter-Ocean, of this
city, says that Prcsideut-elect Clove
land has completed his cabinet by ap
pointing John W. Russoll, of Massa
chusetts, ns fcecrctary of tho navy, and
Oeorgo W. Junks, of Philadelphia, as
Dsnounojs QreaUara's Appointment.
LAimrci., Del., Fob. 20. Ex-Senator
Snulsbury's new-spapor, tho Dclawnrinr.,
denounces Mr. Cleveland's appoint
ment of Judge Qrcsham as secretary of
IIO.aE IttJLE HILL.
Provisions Road for tho First Tlmo
Tlio Qucmi Can Dissolve tho Oorornmont
ut Any 1 line A I'rnpnr Qimlllliutlim
for Voters Itrproselitiitlvos lit tho
IhiglUli Houso tin Irish Questions.
London, Fob. 20. Tho material por
tions of tho Irish home rulo bill, read
for tho first timo in tho houso of com
mons, nro as follows: Tho legislature
of Ireland, all of tho majesty, tho
queen, nnd tlio two houses a legisla
tive council and a legislative assembly.
This legislature is given power to mnko
laws for tho penceful government of
Ivelnnd in respect to matter exclusively
relating to Ireland. It shall not havo
power, liowovcr, to mako laws In re
spect to tho stntus of tlio crown or re
gency, the lord lieutenant nnd tho
crown representatives, tho making of
peace or war or other relations with
foreign states, or titles of honor,
treason, trntlc, coinage, copyrights and
Tho legislature shall havo no power
to establish any religion or to prejudice
tho right of any child in respect to its
Tlio executivo power of Ireland shall
continue to bo vested in tlio queen. Tlio
lord lieutenant shall bo her representa
tive and may prorogue or dissolve the
Irish legislature in her name.
There shall be an executive commit
tee of tho private council in Ireland to
advise tho Irish government, tho com
mitteo to bo appointed by tlio queen,
and tho lord-lieutenant, on the advico
of the committee, may give or withhold
tho assent of her majesty to bills passed
by tho Irish legislature.
Tlio legislative council is to consist of
forty-eight councilors, whose term of
iifilco shnll bo eight years. Half of
these shall retire every fourth year,
their successors to be elected.
Tho Irish legislative assembly shall
consist of members returned by the ex
isting parliamentary constituencies of
Ireland. Their term of oillce shall bo
Tlio bill then refers to tho matter of
taxation and provides for tho payment
out of the royal treasury of any defi
ciency. The elvil charges of tho gov
ernment tif Ireland shall bo borne by
Ireland, and after fifteen years her lia
bilities for a portion of the imperial
support may be revived by tho honso of
Tho bill then gives the qualification
of voters as outlined in Mr. Gladstone's
speech, limiting tho franchise to thoso
owning 20 worth of property.
Ireland shall bo represented in tho
English house by as many members as
the Irish assembly contains. Irish mem
bers or peers shall have no voto on
measures relating to other than Irish
Tho bill gives Ihe Irish power to make
laws for local taxation, but appropria
tions arc subject to approval of tho lord
The postal and telegraph servico is
transferred to the Irish government
and subject to its regulations.
A reciprocal arrangement petween tho
English and Irish postal and telegraph
service is provided.
Restrictions nro placed on tho su
preme court, whoso members shall bo
subject to removal only by the queen.
AGAINST THE FAIR.
Tho Chnrgo Freely Mado Ajraliint Certain
Now York Firms.
Chicago, Fob. 20. The Tribune Sat
urday morning declares that there is a
conspiracy in New York to injure the
World's fair. Recent developments in
dicate that somo of tho strongest corpo
rations and heaviest importers of that
city, backed by twq or three newspa
pers, havo formed a combination for
tho sole purpose of doing every thing in
their power to worry tho exposition
officials and hurt tho enterprise itself.
Within tho past week largo blocks of
choice space allotted to Now York ox
hibitors have been released by them un
der tho most ilimsy excuses.
Ono electrical firm which had been
given tho choicest location in the elec
tricity building wrote a curt letter de
claring it could not get its exhibit
ready. As its allotment wns the first
given out tho exposition ollicials de
nounce tlio action as unbusiness like.
Tho New York piano manufacturing
companies havo all withdrawn, on tho
plea that awards would not be given us
they wanted them. The officials, in
order to stop any moro such del ny and
annoyances, havo notified all exhibitors
that unless exhibits aro placed on
tho alotted space at once, it will bo
given to other applicants. Director
General Davis says that if all Now York
exhibitors should withdraw it would
not injure tho fair.
Vrterans of lsty
Piiii.adiii.i'iiia, Fob. 20. Saturday was
tho anniversary of tlio ratification in
1S15 of tho treaty of peace that ended'
tho war with ureat Britain, known as
tho war of 1812, the treaty being nego
tiated in Belgium by tho following com
missioners on behalf of tho United
States: John Quincy Adams, James A.
Bayard, Henry Clay, Jonathan Russci;
and Albert Gallatin. In recognition of
tho event a number of veterans of the
war, composing the General Society of
tlio War of 1812, wero in annual con
vention hero Saturday. Among tho
survivors there aro Real Admiral Roe,
Lieut-Col. M. L Luddington, A. Jack
son Riley, Peter S. Hay and John Cad-
Judge JncUMHi'rt Miceoisor.
Washington, Feb. 20. A tip camo
from the white houso Sunday evening
to tho effect that tho president will prob
ably take up for consideration Monday
morning tho appointment of Judge
Jackson's successor as United States
circuit judge, and should a nomination
bo sent to tho senato Monday afternoon
it would not bo surprising. It is un
derstood that Ex-Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue Walter Evuno. of Louis
ville, has tho strongest backing for tho
place, anditisnotntnllimprobnulo that
lie will bo the ono selected by t'uo pres
ident, although there are a number of
prominent lawyers mentioned.
.J. Sti-rllng Morton.
Nkmiaska City, Neb. Fob. 20. J.
Sterling Morton, who has been selected
by Mr, Cleveland as his seerotary of ag
riculture, was born in Adnms, Jeffer
son county, N. Y., April 82, 1832, of
Scottish ancestry. Ho was educated at
Ann Arbor. In 18S5 ho was elected to
tlio Nebraska Territorial legislature.
In 1858 ho was actitig seerotary of tho
territory, and becamo acting governor
on tho resignation of Gov. Richardson.
In 1800 tho democrats nominated him
for congress and ho was defeated by
David Butler, Mr. Morton represented
Nebraska ut tho Parte exposition.
COMumtw, Fch. II. The wnato wm In ses
slon Just thirty minutes Monday afternoon.
Thcro wns a baro quorum present, and nothing
but local legislation was attempted. Scnntoi
McMakln's bill to nuthorlzo tho commissioner!
of Ilutlcr county to lovy a npecinl tax ol
eight-tenths of n mill wns passed and mes
saccd over to tho house, whero It was con
signed to tho tender mercies- of Hon. Tom
HousE-Mr. Clapp Monday Introduced a bill
calculated to remedy a crying evil In tho truant
law that unliuio nct'Rovcrns members of so
ciety referred to ns tho "Juvcnllo dlsoidorly
persona" It seems that tho law In somo coun
ties Geauga, for instance is inoperative, In
asmuch ns tho justlco Is unabto to compel the
payment of tho lino on furnishing of tho bond
by tho Juvcnllo's parents or guardian. Mr. Clapp
proposes a Jail scntenco of from ten to thirty
days for such persons who fall or ref uso to com
ply with tho ordcis of tho court. Mr. Grlflln
Monday offcrcdnrcsolutlon looking towards In
surance reform. Tho governor Is to appoint
a bi-partisan commission of four to codify nnd
revlio tho lnnuranco laws, nnd submit tho re
sults of their work to tho general nsscmbly.
Their compensation Is to bo ten dollars a day.
A largo number of local bills wero passed.
Coi.UMiius, Feb. 15. Senatb. Hills passed:
To amend sections of tho revised statutos re
lating to tho destruction of Canada thistles;
to prohibit bartering In state, cour t nnd munic
ipal orders and bills; chauglng law governing
struck Juries. In addition several local bills
wero passed. 11111s Introduced; To create a
sinking fund to redeem Cleveland's school bond
indebtedness , to permit legal notices to bo
publlshod In dally law registers. Senator Von
Scggern's bill, authorizing Cincinnati to sell
tho Southern road, was on tho senato calendar
for tho third reading Tuesday. Upon motion of
Mr. Von Sefrgorn further consldorntion of the
measuro was postDoned until noxt Tuesday.
Housn Hills passed; Providing that no of
ficers shall hold two commissions in tho na
tional guard; authorizing tho commissioners of
Clarko county to lssuo 83,1,005 bonds to pay de
ficiencies; crentlng a special school district in
Goshen, Mahoning county: to reconstruct a pike
In Green county; to nuthorlzo Norwood to bor
row 523,000 for sewcrago purposes: authorizing
tho improving nnd widening of tho Cincinnati,
Oakloy and Madison road; authorizing Ports
mouth to issuo bonds for n sower: to provent
hunting and selling of liquor within one-half
milo of tho Youngstown Township park.
Coi.BMiitis, Feb. lti Senate Tho senato
passed tho Phillips' bill amending section 0188
so as to allow executives or administrators rea
Bonablo aftorneys's fees and expenses In all
litigation involving property of tho estnto or In
which tho will is set asldo or not. Senator
Green (by request) introduced n bill providing
for tho vacation of a county road that remains
unopened for publlo uso for four years nfter tho
order for It Is made. Instead of seven years, as
now. The house bill equalizing vehicle licence
in Cincinnati, so that wagons without springs
shall pay $15 and those with springs $10, was
passed and Is a law.
Ilonsc Tho houso gave tho pool selling bill
nnothcr wrestlo Wednesday morning and de
feated it by n voto of 44 In tho ntllrmatlvc nnd
43 in tho negntlvo. Beforo doing so it passed a
couplo of bills, ono by Itoprescntatlvo McGran
nnhan, which provides that when any question
is submitted to a court on motion or demurer it
shall bo decided within twenty days. That
when a case is finally heard upon its merits the
court nhall give decision within nlnoty days.
Mr. Pudney's houso bill appropriating $200 for
Kepresentatlvo Pnxton to defray the expenses
of his contest with Mr. Frazcr was passed.
CoMJMiius. Feb. 17. Sexate Senator Parker
introduced abill Thursday afternoon which pro
vides that no person holding a commission as
county recorder shall practlco law in tho courts
of tho county of which h" Is an ofllcial. Senator
McMaken will probably try to havo tho pro
hibition extend to all county ofllclals
except tho prosecuting attorney. It is alleged
that recorders who practlco law takeadvantago
of their position to securo business. MtConlca's
bit., providing that a Judgobhall not sit in a case
whero ho is related to either p.irty to tho suit,
nor to any nttornoy engaged therein, was again
up for passago in tho scnato aad was again post
poned. House Tho Taylor bill passed Thursday. It
provides that any married man who sha 1 fraud
ulently represent himself to be unmarried, and
make proposals of marrbgo to any unmarried
femalo of good character, or repeatedly call cm
or keep company with such femalo uron suoh
falso pretense that ho is unmarried, shall bo
deemed guilty of mlsdemeancr.aud upon convic
tion, be lined not less than 5100 nor moro than
tSOJ, or imprisoned in tho county Jail not less
than six months nor moro than ono jear, or
both, at the discretion of the court McMakcn's
dlvorco bill was again postponed Thursday
morning, owing to tlio absenco of tho author,
and it will come up next Wednesday, it will, In
all probability, bo defeated.
Coi.u.Miifs, Feb. 18. Senate Mr. Lampuon
Friday lutroduccd a bill to empower trustees
of tovr.ohlps and councils of villages to act
Jointly in tho purchase of a hearse and tho erec
tion nf cemetery vaults. Tho senate then ad
journed till Monday at 1 p. m.
Ilonsr. Hills Introduced: To authorize tho
recorder of Hamilton county to transcribo any
of tho records of tho oflico which havo becomo
torn and mutilated; providii g that owners of
willow tree partition fences shall not permit
them to grow to a greater height than six feet:
providing that persons Injured by tlio sale of
intoxicating liquors shall not bo required to
glvo security for costs; providing that tho pros
ec ling attorney can Recover any money ille
gally drawn from tho county treasury; Increas
ing tho salary of tho assistant law librarian
from 1,000 to tl.SOO per annum. Tho houso
then adjourned till Monday 1 p. m.
The twelfth annual stato college ora
torical contest resulted as follows:
Myron J. Jones, Wooster, first; Everett
MeCaskell, 0. V. U., second; W. M.
Ellott, Mt. Union, third; Henton D. My
ers, Iluchtol, fourth; J. G. Skinner,
O. S. U., fifth; L. II. Carmack, Denni
son, sixth; C. G. Mathews, O. U., sev
enth; L. F. Hanger, Wittenburg,
eighth: W. II. Coleman, Marietta,
A corps of engineers started the othei
day to survey for tho Ft. Wayne double
track between Masillion and Orrvillo.
A gang of graders will follow closely.
IJp F. F. Mackmn a bright young
physician of Chillfcothe, has lost hio
Jin. IlnNitY Lnwis. a prominent cap
italist of Cincinnati, died the other
morning at tho Iiurnet house, in the
sixty-seventh year of his age.
David Ujhitiuck, n Trumbull county
convict, sent up for ruthlessly killing a
horso, died from typhoid fever.
Josupii Makquis and wife came neat
being swept away by u Hood on Syca
more creelc, near llucyrus.
Ri:i.ativi:s of Helen Spratt, of Peters
burg, who died recently, searched the
cellar at her homo and found buried
nearly 510,000 in gold, silver and bills,
which had been planted for somo time.
HAP AND MISHAP.
A woman nt Redruth died recently
from blood-poisoning caused by rubbing
a small soro on her faco with her black
kid glove. Inflammation sot in, her
head swelled enormously and sho died
after a very brief illness.
A ciiixk for f 200 was cashed by Mr. C.
R. DoWolf, In a bank in Ouray, Col.
That night ho was "hold up" by two
footpads, who had evidently seen him
got the cash. All thev could llnd on
him was ono cent. Ho had used the
money to pay some bills.
Tnr.i;a Is a mud junk dealer at Winni
peg. Ho sold a rusty muzzle-loading
musket to an English immigrant for
four dollars. Tho purchaser could not
get out of the barrel what neeined to be
wads. lie thcrcforo took it to a gun
smith, who found In it C705 In good
Canadian bank notes.
In tho gizr.nrd of a hen Sir. R. T.
imbrio, of Washington county. Oregon,
found a picco of gold about tho sizo of t
pea. Now ho la anxious to discover thu
spot whero thu hen found that little
nuggot, as ho thinks there is n gold
mine closo to it. IIo is about to assay
nil tho other gizzards in his chlckei;
0111') STATE NEWS.
Tun stair rrtnll implement denlors
elected olllews pfl follows: President,
R S. Secrist, ChillJcotheJ vice prr.-sl-tlcnt,
J. W. Jones, Hadncr; secretary,
L. A. Davis, Delaware; treasurer, M. E.
Schroclc, Columbus. Tile directors are
J. W. Sparks, Wilmington; F. E. Todd,
Urbann; A. E. Filmore, 5ancsvllle; II.
F. Owen, Dolaware; J. W. Palmer, Fre
mont; John Clark, Findlay. Tho Ohio
Tile, Ilrlck, nnd Dralnago association
elected J. W. Hvcrnl, president; W. B.
McClure, vlco president; S. E. Hazy,
treasurer, and I. M. Justice, Eccrotnry.
Rkv. Hkttb, of Center Chapel, sworo
out n warrant beforo Henry Snyder, a
justlco of tho peace, of Jackson town
ship, against Henry Trceeo for spitting
on the lloor at a meeting held in tho
church tho other night. Tlio only evi
dence offered in the eaBO was n pool of
tobacco juice in front Of whero Treoco
sat. He wns bound over.
Tun practlco of putting salt on tho
electric car tracks cost the company at
Findlay over $5,000. The brino slowly
cat into tho insulation of the wires with
Tin; Portsmouth Wheel Works Co.
has decided to remove their plant to
Washington, C. H., which gives them
land and buildings. They wero re
cently burned out there, suffering S100,
Tm: other day when It was announced
in tho femalo department at the Ohio
penitentiary that Matron Kissenger
and Assistant Matron Husted had been
discharged, 15ig Liz Carter, tho Cincin
nati murderess, sprang upon Lizzie Ed
dington, whose disgraceful escapade
was tho cause of tho dismissal of tho
two femalo olllcers, and gave her a
beating, llig Liz was finally subdued
and lucked in a cell,'
At Findlay gambling has been car
ried on slyly since Mayor Waltermire's
term began. Of late gamblers have be
come bolder, and the place run by Alt
man & Williamson was raided. A largo
amount of tools were confiscated. The
proprietors wero arrested and fined $100
A i.ocp.motivi: belonging to the Pan
handlo Co. blew up at Norwich at an
early hour tho other morning. No ono
A TKititmLB tragedy was enacted In
tho main tunnel of the Yellow Creek
Coal Co.'s mines at Bergholz, Jefferson
county, by which James Rarkus, a
miner, was shot four times and instant
ly killed by Simon Sheekier and his
brother Daniel. Had blood had existed
for some time between Harkns nnd the
Shecklers becauso of tho discharge of
their two brothers-in-law on account of
A man giving his name as C. D. Har
per and claiming to be a reformed sin
ner, swindled the Fremont Y. M. C.
A. out of $lo!J by means of a forged
Tho Ohio lumber dealers elected olll
cers as follows: President, T. D. Tor
rance, of Nenia; vice-president, T. W.
Dobbins, of Lima; treasurer, J. Elliott
Pierce, of Dayton; directors, E. A. Hil
drcth, of Columbus; 15. F. Packard, of
Warren, and M. Holliday, of Wheeling.
Wm. C. Wauoiilub, of Jackson, was
appointed a cadet at the United States
Military academy at n est Point.
Walkiso into his farmhouse near
Canton, and removing a shoe, Frank
Monnot pulled the trigger of a shotgun
and shot himself through the heart.
Jim Fkaxklyx fell into a holo in tho
railroad yards at Hucyrus, where a
broken steam pipo mado a boiling cal
dron, and was burned from tho waist
FitiTZ Ni:u and his two sisters, of
Springfield, nro said to bo part heirs to
$20,400,000 tho valuo of immense es
tates in Germany.
ALBKliT Fui.i.i:ii foil five stories down
an elevator shaft into a pile of shav
ings, at Portsmouth, and escaped un
hurt. Last fall James Listo and James Mo
meyer dropped a scaled bottle into the
Mahoning river, at Youngstown, giv
ing their names and addresses. Two
young ladies of Ironton found the
bottle, and a correspondence has sprung
Hexry Linos, aged 24, a freight
brakeman on the Raltimoro nnd Ohio
railroad, and a resident of Tiffin, wns
thrown from tho top of a car by tho
sudden operation of tho air brakes, at
an early hour tho other morning, and so
badly mangled that he died in four
Tm: saloon of John Williams, of
Youngstown, was robbed of $250 whilo
ho was at dinner.
At Findlay, Jerry liowcrsox, a
wealthy farmer, was killed by a kick
from his horse.
Two of tho convicts who were re
leased from the penitentiary tlio other
morning did not remain nt large for a
great length of time. That night Rich
ard J. Oliver and Robert Harper wero
arrested after a struggle and jugged
for highway robbery. They served a
year each for burglary from Cincinnati,
but make New York their home. They
did not take tickets to Cincinnati when
released, but money instead, becauso
they wanted to got back east. They
did not havo quite enough, so they held
up a colored man on Seventh street for
tho rest. They snatched his chain, but
the watch didn't come off,and although
they tried to mako off, the Negro caught
one, whilo citizens landed tlio other.
They nro tough people, and havo a good
chance to go right back to whero they
Mns. Thomas Ooden, aged 81 years,
who lives in tho Fifth ward of Alliance,
war, standing in front of an open grate,
when she suddenly became ill and fell
on tho blazing coals. Her husband,
who is quite feeble, wns unable to help
her, and beforo he could summon assist
ance her clothing was in flumes and her
body terribly burned. Sho can not
live. Her aged partner was prostrated
by tho accident, and it is thought will
At Dayton Mrs. Mary Sheets tho
other dny celebrated her ono hundredth
birthday anniversary with five genera
tions of her descendants around her.
Her oldest son 's 80 years oid.
A lioitfcw belonging to Lewis Carpen
ter, of Martin's Ferry, while being shod
at a blacksmith shop, hoard u runaway
on tho street outside and immediately
Mns. Si;.i)AiiAuan, the insnno wife
,if a farmer residing cast of Fremont,
after netting flro to several barns of
neighboring farmers, including two of
her own, was found in n field near tho
hist flro almost roasted alive, nnd with
all of Iter clothing except her shoes
burned off her. Sho will die.
fi. W. Ei.t.ih. tho nostmnsfer at Cur.
I tells, was arrested for trading postage
ttftinps to merchants for good
The rubber combine has bcon effect
rd. Capital, eh00,000.
A dog poisoner M doing deadly worll
at Bedford, Ind. 'Jhirty-flvo havo been
found dead within u week.
Twcnty-soven lives havo been lost
owing to deadly gas fti tho Impensadtt
lend mines, near Cartagena, Spain.
Gov. Flower Wednesday npproved tho
bill repealing tho law providing for a.
chief inspector of pollco In Now York
The West Vliginia Jcgislhturo passed
a law making trnln robbory or at
tempted train robbery punhhnblo with
death. All tlio prisoners in tho county jail at
Burlington, Kan., escaped. Among
them was Van Orman, tho Waverly
Tho Washington honso lias passed a
bill making it unlawful to buy, sell or
give away, or manufacture cigarettes or
It is given out that the 8.17 dopotltors
In Rocknfellow & Co.'s broken bank at
Willccsbnrro, Pa., will reeelve about flvo
cents on tho dollnr,
Charles Scott, murderer of B. F. Cur
tis, has been sentenced at Tyler, Tex.,
to hang on Saturday, April 1, tho hang
ing to be in private.
Tho Japanese press regulations bill
forbids women from publishing news
papers, confining tills worlc to men over
twenty-one years old.
Samuel Bachelor, an old soldier of
Brazil, Ind., went to Indianapolis Feb
ruary 4 to draw his pension and has not
been heard from since.
The Deutsche Adelsblatt says that
Chancellor Von Caprivl is about to an
nounce his engagement to tho widow of
Col. Lehmann, of Tilsit.
Advices from Japan state that rail
way projects aro now under considera
tion by the Japanese government, and
several surveying parties aro now at
F. G. Pratt, Hawaiian consul-general
at San Francisco, whoso wife is one of
the royal heirs, telegraphed his protest
against annexation to Washington
Preliminary steps havo bn tnken to
establish in Chicago a great medical
school ono wliicli shall,, vlval and pos
sible outclass tho best institution of the
kind in Europe.
Ed Burkhart, of Leslio county, Ky.,
was shot and instantly killed by his
brother-in-law, John Baylor. Both
wero under the iniluonce of whisky
when tho killing occurred.
Dr. Blout, stato quarantine inspector
at Gloucester, Tex., received a telegram
from Dr. Swearingen, Texas health of
ficer, directing him to inspect all trans
Atlantic steamers for cholera.
Tho Mississippi supreme court has af
firmed the death sentence of Bon Mc
Coy and J. Terry, of Copinli county
gang of Negro robbers nnd murderers.
They will be executed March 22.
The special senato committee, ap
pointed to investigate the conduct of
the California State Railroad commis
sioners, has presented its report favor
ing the removal of the commissioners.
A large paper manufactory employ
ing o00 skilled mechanics and capital
stock of $200,000 will locate in Seymour,
Ind., provided tho citizens will donato
six acres of land and ereet tho necessary
J. C. Shafer has moved out of tho
Harrison homestead at Indianapolis,
and tlio houso is being placed in shape,
to be occupied by tho president March
5. It will be arranged just as Mrs.
Harrison left it.
Miss Laura Roberts, of Zanesville, O.,
attempted suieido at an early hour
Thursday morning by tailing morphine.
It was tho same old story of a quarrel
with her lover, whore deatli was prefer
able to life without him.
Dr. Goldsborough S. Grifiith, presi
dent of the Maryland Prisoners' Aid so
ciety, states that Gen. Brinkerhoff, of
Mansfield, O., will succeed tho lato
Rutherford B. Hayes as president of tho
National Prisoners' association.
At a depth of Ji.OOO foot oil has been
struck six miles from Parkersburg, W.
Va., on tho Ohio side. Tho well is
guarded, and several thousand acres
have been leased. Tho owners aro
Marietta and Parkersburg men.
George Laburn, an ex-United States
marshal, and J. L. Wool.sey had an al
tercation on the street in Denisou, Tex.,
and the latter killed tho former with a
pistol. Woolsoy charges Laburn with
having alienated the affections of his
Judge Walter Q. Gresham admitted
Wednesday for the first timo since his
name has been mentioned in connection
with the cabinet of President-elect
Cleveland, that he had been offered and
had accepted the position of seerotary
At Indianapolis, Ind., James Murphy,
a brakeman, who resides at Mattoon,
111., was struck by a brick by Rafo
Blake Thursday night, and probably
fatally injured. Murphy was walking
witli Blake's wife on tho street when
Charges are mado by tho chamber
of commerce that tho new silver coins
issued by the Peruvian government aro
illegal. Tho charges are founded upon
tho statement that tho new coins do
not contain tho proportion of silver re
quired by law.
Thcro was no little excitement amonjj
the 700 depositors of tlio broken bank
of F. V. Rockafollow &, Co,, at Willcc
barre, when it became known that tho
total liabilities will reach $34'J,000,
when tho entire assets would scarcely
foot up to $20,000.
In West Virginia, wheat in tho cen
tral sections has not been injured by
the cold weather and looks very well.
In the western sections wheat lias been
greatly protected by snow and not much
Injured by cold; tlio prospects aro for a
crop below the averago by reason of
tlio autumn drought.
According tu the last census tho area
of West Virginia is 2'1, 7S0 squaro miles,
of which the water surface if. 18.1 and
land 84, Mil square miles. Randolph
county is tho luigest in tho state. Tlio
six counties:, Fayette, Greenbrier, Ka
nawha, Nicholas, Pooahontns nnd Ran
dolph compose about one-fourth of tho
nroa of tho state.
Senator Dean's anti-pool room bill
passed tho Minnesota senato Thursday
morning by a vole of !lj to fi aud its
friont's think the prospects are good for
its indorsmnont in the house. Tho bill
excepts rnco tracks from tlio prohibi
tion of thu bill for a period not exceed
ing thirty days in tho year.
Judge Leltas, of tho court of appeals
in (Sou, In Portugal, wus suspended
from tho bench for three years and
heavily lined for having accepted
bribes. From the court-room ho wont
directly to his room, locked himself
' in nnd blew out his brains with u. re-.
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