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THE DEMO CI 5AT.
B. M. ADAM!. r.:'IUI.rr.
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fVtniMtT Hajtsa, of Cleveland, went
to Canton, on the 23d, for a final con
ference with Maj. McKinley before the
The report gained currency in Ha
vanna, on the 24th, that American war
bhips were approaching that city and a
wild and indignant scare ensued.
The powers have agreed that the
granting of autonomy to the island of
Crete must be preceded by a complete
cessation of Greek interference in the
Pbestdkxt Cleveland returned to
the house, on the 22d, without his ap
proval two bills one granting a pen
sion to Mrs. Mary Freeman, the other
a pension to Mrs. Mary A. VieL
The last meeting but one of the
Cleveland cabinet was held on the
28th. It is said that personal affairs in
cident to the close of the administra
tion formed much of the subject mat
The one hundred and sixty-fifth an
niversary of Washington s birthday
was generally observed throughout the
country. The national colors were disr
played from public buildings and priv
The Venezuelan commission held, on
the 20th, what was probably the last
session of that tribunal. The meeting
was in the nature of a winding up of
the affairs of the commission and a
closing up of its business.
Pbof. Bloxdix, the celebrated tight
rope walker, who was the first person
to cross Niagara falls on a tight-rope,
which feat he performed on August 17,
1659, died from diabetes, on the 22d, at
Faling, a suburb of London.
It was reported, on the 25th, that
Gomez, after successfully crossing
Weyler's lines near Sancti Spintus,
was last heard from passing near Man
icarazua, south of Santa Clara city,
with 4,000 men, marching west.
Nothing had been heard at the of
fices of the Cuban junta in New York,
up to the 25th, of the alleged death of
President Salvado Cisneros of the Cu
ban republic The officers of the junta
were inclined to doubt the story.
It was announced in Constantinople,
on the 23d, that the Cretan difficulties
had been settled upon the basis of au
tonomy for the island, the porte nom
inating the governor of Crete under the
assent and approval of the powers.
Judos Wm. T. Thompson, ex-treasurer
of West Virginia, died in Hunting
ton, W. Va., on the night of the 21st
Judge Thompson was a shrewd demo
cratic politician, and was frequently
mentioned for governor of that state.
A dispatch from Athens, on the 26th,
6aid that King George and his cabinet
had proclaimed their resolution to
maintain their present policy. They
declared that it was impossible for them
to recall the Greek troops from Crete.
The Michigan council of the Na
tional Business Men's league has pre
sented a memorial to the ways and
means committee asking that the new
tariff be conservative and so framed as
to promote general rather than spe
Capt. H. O. Heistaxd, Maj. McKin-
ley's confidential secretary, who has
been ill with grip, left Canton for
Columbus, O., on tho 23d, to arrange for
the shipping of his household effects
to Washington. lie had been ordered
by the secretary of war to report for
uuty in V ashington.
!- regard to the Ruiz case in Cuba,
it was said at the state department, on
the 22d, that his naturalization was not
wholly incontestible; that his natural
ization papers, as a matter of fact, have
not yet been approved, and to this cir
cumstance is attributed his long impris
onment without trial.
' Mart Elizabeth is the name given
little Miss Harrison, who arrived at the
Indianapolis home of Gen. Benjamin
Harrison and wife on the 21st. Had
the new-comer been a boy it would
have received the name of its great
grandfather. William Henry Harrison,
the victor at Tippecanoe.
A civrx. service promotion system
was promulgated by Secretary Herbert,
on the 20th, covering all persons whose
duties are wholly or partly clerical in
the navy department and all the navy
yards. By its regulations the efficiency
record of each clerk is. a public matter
and open to general criticism.
xhb National Zeitung says that the
plan for the pacificatio & of Crete by
granting autonomy to the island, was
proposed by Russia and agreed to by
Germany without reserve. Austria and
France were the next to accept the
proposal and the adhesion of Great
Britain was received last of all. .
As unforeseen obstacle to the prompt
ratification of the Anglo-Venezuelan
arbitration treaty has been encoun
tered in a provision of Venezuela's con
stitution necessitating the use of the
Spanish language in documents pre
sented for consideration of the con
gress. A new copy in Spanish will be
immediately forwarded to England for
Lord Salisbury's signature.
Durixo a fight between Cretan in
surgents and Turks on the hills east of
Canea, on the 21st, six vessels of the
fleet of the powers lying off the town
opened a murderous fire of shell upon
the Christian troops, which, after ten
minutes, hauled down their flag, when
the firing ceased. Afterwards, while
carrying off their dead, the Cretans were
fired upon by the Turks, but were too
much dispirited by the attack from the
jfleet to return the fire.
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THE HEWS IS BEIEP.
Is the senate, on the 22d, Washington's Fare
well Address was read by Mr. Daniel (dem..
Va.). The remainder of the session was occu
pied in the consideration ot the Indian appro
priation bill, whloh was not concluded at ths
time ot adjournment. The Loud bill was re
ported back with amendments. Including one
cent postage In the house no exercises in
celebration of Washington's birthday took
place. The deficiency appropriation bill was
taken up. amended and passed. The naval ap
propriation bill was then brought forward, and
considerable progress made in Its reading be
fore the close ot the day's session.
Is the senate, on the 23d, practically the en
tire day was consumed in the discussion of an
amendment to the Indian appropriation bill for
the opening to settlement of the Uncompahirre
Indian reservation in Ctnh, containing over
two million acres, which was finally agreed to.
A resolution was passed requesting the presi
dent to furnish a statement of facts concern'
lng the arrest, imprisonment and death of Dr.
Klcardo Ruiz in a Cuban jail. A short ex
ecutive session was held In the house
most of the session was spent in consideration
of the naval appropriation bill, which was
passed exactly as reported by the committee on
naval affairs. A bill to amend the Revised
Statutes so as to jrive governors of territories
the right to remove as well as to appoint cer
tain territorial officers was, after much discus
Is the senate, on the 14th, no less than three
measures in relation to Cuba were Introduced,
one a joint resolution demanding the immediate
and unconditional release of Julio Sangullly
and compensation from the government of
Spain for his imprisonment and suffering. The
Indian appropriation bill was taken up. two or
three amendments thereto provoking long and
acrimonious debate In the house a confer
ence report upon the bill to define the rights of
purchasers of the property of the Atlantic & Pa
cific Railroad Co. was agreed to. A message
was received from the president transmitting
the report of the joint commission on the fish
eries of the waters contiguous to the Cnlted
States and Canada. The rest of the day was de
voted to business relating to the District of Co
lumbia. Is the senate, on the 25th, the Indian appro
priation bill was laid aside, and the Cuban ques
tion was taken op on a motion to proceed with
the Sangullly joint resolution, consideration of
whlch-developed some strong sentiment against
Spain and occupied the entire session without
action being taken In the house the bill
authorizing national banks to take out circula
tion to the par value of the bonds deposited was
passed. A bill was passed to determine ths
number of justices of the supreme court of Ok
lahoma. A number of other bills, some of them
ot considerable Interest, were passed.
Is the senate, on the 26th, the Indian appro
priation bill was nominally the subject under
consideration, but most of the time was taken
op in a discussion of Cuban affairs, the San
gullly case leading, and the Agulrre and Dr.
Ruiz cases coming in for some attention. When,
at 7:30 p. m., the senate adjourned, the Indian
bill had not been acted upon In the house.
senate bill providing for representation in any
International bimetallic conference that might
be called was passed 279 to &. Under suspen
sion of the rules several bills of minor import
ance were passed, among them one protesting
against the importation of impure and unwhole
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Notwithstaxdixg the objections ad
vanced by the commandant of the mil
itary academy. Col. Ernst, to the
cadets at West Point participating in
the inaugural parade, the house com
mittee on military affairs, on the 23d,
by a practically unanimous vote,
ordered a favorable report on the joint
resolution providing for their attend
The city council of 'Windsor, Out.,
has adopted a by-law forbidding the
employment on public works of any
one who has not been a resident of
Windsor for six months, under penalty
of S100 fine. This is by way of retalia
tion for American discrimination at
A political prisoner named Andres
Delgado, who was imprisoned in com
nnicado, has been found dead, hanging
by the neck in his cell, at Sagua, Cuba.
Cholera has broken out among the
people employed on the relief works of
the native state of Rewah, India. In
two days 160 deaths were recorded.
The Cubans in arms feel that thev
have accomplished too much, suffered
too much and been deceived too much
in their relations with Spain, past and
present, to negotiate for peace on any
other basis than absolute freedom.
John D. Hart was found guilty in the
United States court at Philadelphia of
setting on foot a military expedition to
Cuba in violation of the neutrality
laws. Motion was made for a new
The largest herd of cattle ever or
dered to be slaughtered by veterinaries
reached Wilkesbarre, Pa., on the 24th.
They belonged to Louis and John Pio-
let, of Wysox, Pa. The herd numbered
168. Of these 156 were affected bv
tuberculosis, and were slaughtered.
The owners' loss is $10,000.
A Southern railway train struck a
wagon full of people at Sherman
Heights, near Chattanooga, Tenn., on
the 24th. The wagon contained J. A.
Robinson, a farmer, and his family, and
was struck full by the flying passsenger
train. The ground was strewn with
mangled, bleeding bodies and severed
limbs. Robinson and wife and five
children were killed outright. One
child was uninjured.
Mrs. Jeremiah b. Black, widow of
President Buchanan's attorney-general
and mother of ex-Gov. Chauncey F.
Black, died suddenly at her home in
York, Pa., on the 24th. She retired in
her usual health and was taken sudden
ly ill and expired ten minutes later.
She was 77 years old, and had been in
feeble health for several years.
J. H. Thompson, who was recently
elected city treasurer of Minneapolis,
Minn., has resigned. He refused to
give the amount of bonds required by
the city council.
Ths Daughters of the American Bev
olution, in their congress in Washings
ton, on the 24th, made plans for build
ing a hall 200x200 feet on theMonument
lot, and raised about $25,000 to start
the work. A bill to give them the site
has passed the senate, and it is expected
to pass the house before the close of
Ax explosion occurred, on the 24th,
in the extensive works devoted to the
manufacture of Nobel's explosive in
London. The explosion took place
while the men were washing nitro
glycerine. Six persons were killed.
TnE damage to the St. Louis Mer
chants' Exchange building by fire, on
the 24th, President Langenberg says,
will not exceed 850,000, which will be
repaired as rapidly as men and material
can make connections.
Prestos B. Durlet, manager of the
Des Moines (la.) Daily News, died in
that city on the 24th.
Early in the session bills were passed
to fix and determine the number of
justices of the supreme court of Okla
homa, who shall constitute a majority
of the bench; and to confer upon post
office inspectors in the enforcement of
the postal laws, the same powers as are
possessed by marshals and sheriffs in
the several states.
It was announced in Athens, on the
25th, that the foreign consuls in the
island of Crete had placed the plains
and the Suda valley between Akrotori
and Canea under the protection of the
united fleets. The Christians at Salerno
were permitting the departure of Mos
lems and their families, and the foreign
war ships were taking the fugitives on
Scott Jacksox, who, with Alonzo
Walling, will be hanged in Newport,
Ky., March 20, for murdering Pearl
Bryan, is writing a confession, which,
it is reported, will soon be forthcoming.
He will sell it to tho highest bidder,
and expects 10,000 for it- A Cincin
nati newspaper is said to have already
A bill conferring upon post office in
spectors the authority of marshals in
making arrests was passed by the house
of representatives on the 23th.
A vast quantity of nitro-glycerine
stored between Gould station and New
Alexandria, O., on the Panhandle rail
road, in the Gould oil field, explod
ed, on the 15th, killing two men and
injuring a number of others. Both
men were blown to atoms, only a man's
toe being found. I louses were knocked
down and trees were torn up by the
A Greek firm doing business in Lon
don received a telegram from Athens,
on the 2Cth, saying that King George
of Greece had accepted the demand of
the powers for the withdrawal of the
Greek troops and war ships from Crete.
Mrs. Jennie D. Browxk, widow of
the late Erastus D. Browne, one of the
wealthiest women in Wyandotte coun
ty, Kas., died at her home in Kansas
City, Kas., on the 25th, from lockjaw.
resulting from a most trivial injury.
Henry M. Kline, former teller of
the Farmers' national bank of Leba
non, Pa.,who had pleaded guilty ;to the
embezzlement of about 810,000 of the
bank's funds, was, on the 2Cth, sen
tenced, at Philadelphia, to five years'
Father Hudon, ex-superior general
of the Jesuits of Canada, died at the
convent of the Immaculate Conception
in Montreal on the 16th. He was born
Secretary of State Olney received
a cablegram from Consul-General Lee,
on the 26th, announcing that Julio San
guilly had been released from prison.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
In the senate, on the 27th, a victory
for organized labor over capital was
.von bv the failure of a resolution au
thorizing the Metropolitan Railroad
Co. of Washington to extend its lines
into one of the suburbs. The remain
der of the session was occupied in the
Consideration and passage of the post
office appropriation bill, carrying 595,-
::5,::!s In the house the anti-scalp-
ing bill was passed, after a hard light
iigainst it by its opponents, by a vote
of 142 to 51. Several bills of local in
terest were passed, and the house con
curred in senate amendments to the
Indian appropriation bill, which was
sent to conference.
A special from Placetas, Cuba, says.
The Spanish captain-general'spersonal
campaign against Maximo Gomez in
Santa Clara province is a failure. ey
ler has been outgeneraled, outmaneu-
veretl, outmarched and outfought by
the "scattering groups of insurgents,"
of which he, in his official dispatches
to the war department at Madrid, has
spoken with contempt.
The Paris Gaulois says that brutal
ities and vexations which are being
practiced by the Boer government
against French citizens and French in
dustries are engaging the attention of
a number of the members of the cham
ber of deputies, with the possible re
sult of intervention by the French
The weekly statement of the New
York city associated banks for the
week ended on the 27th showed the
following changes: Reserve, increase,
81,855,025; loans, decrease, 51,137,900;
specie, increase, SI, 123,000; legal tender,
increase, 51,105,800; deposits, increase,
51,098,700; circulation, decrease, $122.
300. Cait. John D. Hart, of Philadelphia,
convicted of complicity in filibuster
ing enterprises, is aa aspirant for the
position of consul-general at Havana,
provided a successor to Consul-General
Lee is appointed.
Hazes S. Pixuree is still mayor of
Detroit and governor of the state of
Michigan, according to an opinion
handed down by the full bench of the
Wayne county (Mich.) circuit court.
The wholesale and retail hardware
store of Morgan & Co., at Fort Wayne,
Ind., was burned, on the 27th, caus
ing a loss of $150,000; insurance, $90,
000. Ox the 27th the associated banks of
New York city held $57,447,975 in ex
cess of the requirements of 25-percent,
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Denounce Cleveland's Cuban Policy.
In the lower house of the legislature
the other day Mr. Bohart, of Clinton, in
troduced the following resolutions,
which were unanimously adopted:
Wbibeas, The news of the recent outrages
perpetrated upon American citizens by the
Spanish authorities in Cuba has been received
In a credible and authentic form; and.
Whereas, These outrages are in violation ol
the treaty rights of this government with Spain,
and are of a character so atrocious as to merit
the condemnation and obloquy of all humane
people everywhere; therefore, be it
llttotrrd. By the house of representatives of
the Thirty-ninth general assembly of the state
of Missouri, that it is the sense of this house
that the conrse of the administration in Wash
ington in Ignoring such outrages upon the rights,
liberties and lives of American citizens in Cuba,
and refusing to extend to them adequate protec
tion as requested by our consul-general to Cuba,
Is in violation of the principles, traditions,
genius and spirit of this government; is a
cowardly surrender of its dignity, and is calcu
lated to cause the American people to bow
their heads in shame for the lack of courage,
patriotism and honor shown by the president of
the United States, in his failure to sustain our
brave and patriotic consul-general to Cuba in
his just demands upon the Spanish authorities
for protection to American citizens.
Itetolvtd, That we demand that the adminis
tration at Washington shall immediately take
such action as may be necessary to enforce the
Just demands of Consul-General Lee upon the
Spanish government, to the end that the liberty
ana uves or American citizens In Cuba may be
protected from further outrage, and the name
of this republic may not become a byword and"
reproach among the nations of the earth.
Executions in the Penitentiary.
Senator Peers' bill providing for the
infliction of the death penalty in the
state penitentiary has passed both
branches of the general assembly.
Besides the warden or his deputy, and such
number of guards as he thinks necessary, the
following persons may be present at the execu
tion, but none others: The sheriff of the county
in which the prisoner was tried and convicted,
the physicians of the penitentiary, the
clergyman in attendance on the prisoner
and such other persons as the prisoner
may designate, not exceeding three in
number, and one reporter for each of the
daily newspapers published in the cities of St.
Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph. The hang
man Is to receive 5 for each execution, and the
family of the person executed will be given 8.V)
wherewith to convey the body to some place of
burial. The state is required to meet all the
expenses incident to transporting the prisoner
to the penitentiary, his keeping and mainte
nance while there, and the expenses of those
connected with his execution.
A Noted Structure Damaged By Fire.
The St. Louis Merchants' Exchange
building was badly damaged by fire
early the other morning.
The structure, besides sheltering the ex
change, furnished office rooms for many insur
ance and grain-trading Arms. The building was
completed in 1875. and the ground cost KS61.700.
It has a front of 233 feet on Third street, and
running back 187. The grand hall is 222 feet by
t, the ceiling is 80 feet from the floor, and
light is furnished by 70 large windows in two
tiers. Not a column obstructs the view any
where. It was in this hall that Samuel J. Til
den was nominated for president in 187ft, For
21 years the grand ball of the Veiled Prophet
has been held in this hall.
It Costa to Legislate.
From the following it will be seen
that the legislature is an expensive
It costs the people of Missouri $65 every min
ute the house of representatives is in session.
The cost of the senate is about SB a minute;
total, 1103 per minute for legislation in Mis
souri. No bill can get through the house in less
than 25 minutes, even if it has no opposition and
no speech is made upon it Fifteen minutes are
consumed by the senate in the passage of a bill
under equally favorable circumstances. Forty
times 103, therefore, represents the actual cost
to the people incurred in the enactment of
law that encounters no opposition.
On Tobacco Culture.
The state board of agriculture an
nounces that it has accepted the offer
of Liggett fc Meyers of $1,500 as prize
money for the best newspaper articles
on the tobacco industry in Missouri.
The board will divide the money into
17 prizes, ranging from 5500 down to
810. The competition will be open to
all country newspaper editors.
Taxable Wealth of St. Louis.
The assessed valuation of property,
real and personal, in St. Louis is 5241,
807,540. Of this amount 8593.333,110 is on real estate,
and H8.J74.430 on personal property In sub
mitting hjs report the assessor adds: "Despite
the great losses entailed by the tornado this
year's assessments are somewhat in excess of
the last year, and this means more revenue to
Quarantine Against Arkansas.
The state board of agriculture has
announced the establishment of cattle
quarantine lines for the state on the
lines established by the general gov
ernment, with the exception of the state
of Arkansas, which is quarantined
Was Once Rich, Died Poor.
Benj. R. Bacon, who a few years a
was one of the wealthiest men in Kan
sas City, committed suicide the other
day, firing a bullet into his brain.
Despondency following business re
verses is supposed to have been the
Female Suffrage Defeated.
Cold water was thrown on the female
suffrage movement in the state senate
the other morning. The Powers bill,
providing for the election of women to
boards of education, was defeated by
an overwhelming majority.
Remembered the Orphans.
The Baptist orphans' home of St.
Louis has received a donation of $1,000
from Mr. Aaron McPike. He is 83 years
old, and, though he began life in pov
erty, he has given altogether more than
8300,000 to charity.
A Third Bridge for St. Louis.
St Louis is to have a third bridge. It
;an not be located nearer than three-
quarters of a mile of one of the other
bridges, and will be for foot passengers,
wagon traffic and street cars.
Should a call be made upon Missouri
for organized militia in the event of
war with Spain, about 2,250 men could
be put into the field within 48 hours.
End of a Long Life.
Mrs. Lucia Marotte Tesson, widow ot
Edward P. Tesson, aged 82, well known
and highly esteemed, died in St. Louis.
where she had resided since 1S32.
State Board of Equalization.
The state board of equalization is in
session, with Gov. Stephens as presi
dent. Railroad and telegraph property
will be passed upon in Auril.
THE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE,
Jetrbsou Cnr, Feb. S3. Sehatb The sen
ate was not in session yesterday.
House The house held a long session in the
afternoon, with only 07 members in attendance.
Notwithstanding they were desecrating the aa
nlversary of Washington's birthday, their
consciences were not sufficiently moved to
Interfere with the transaction of a large
amount of business. In fact, they traveled so
fast over what is known as routine proceedings
that the speaker was compelled to call a halt in
order to prevent Injustice and Inaccuracies. In
one case Representative Mueller, of St. Charles.
called attention to the fact that a senate bill
just passed by the house was precisely '"
to a law in the session acts of lbaa.
The committee on internal improvements re
ported favorably on the trust and combine bill.
It is a much more stringent measure than that
now in operation.
House committee on corporations agreed to
report favorably the bill requiring all telegraph
ic messages to be sent by the most direct route.
R. J. Volker, local manager of the Western
Union, appeared before the committe after a
decision had been reached and endeavored to
show by diagrams what he claimed to be the
absurdity of the measure, but all to no pur
Jeffebsok Citt, Feb. 24 Senate Yester
day, by a vote of 32 to 9, the senate ordered the
bill incurred by the visit ot Win. J. Bryan to
Jefferson City, to address the legislature, paid.
The bill amounts to W3.S6.
The senate spent a large part of the morning
discussing Senator Vandiver's anti-trust bill,
which proposes to render void contracts made
by pools, trusts and combinations, and punish
by forfeiture ot charter and franchise and fining
of officers any corporation that engages in such
House. By a vote of 79 to 29 Senator Peers'
bill providing for the infliction of the death
penalty at the state penitentiary, under direc
tion ot the warden, passed.
The house passed a bill to define, suppress
and punish lobbying.
The house adjourned in order to allow mem
bers to attend the good roads convention.
Jefferson Citt, Feb. 25. Senate The
senate yesterday passed Senator Klene's bill
prohibiting insolvent firms and corporations
from providing for preferred creditors, and
making the accounts of Insolvent concerns
a trust fund for the benefit of all creditors;
also. Senator Martin's bill making the state
fiscal year begin January 1; also. Senator
Davisson's bill requiring manufacturers of
canned goods to mark the date of canning on
their output, and a bill by Senator Klene to pre
vent adulteration of candies.
Senator Klene's bill, making it larceny to
change the workings on bicycles, passed.
Two important measures, of which Senator
Hohenschild is the author passed. First is
teachers' institute bill, requiring such institutes
to be schools ot methods instead of the common
branches, and certain qualifications will be
necessary for attendance. There will be
a uniform system ot examination through
out the state. The examination is taken
from the hands of the institute and placed
in those of the county schosl commissioner
and one local teacher, to be appointed by
tho state superintendent of schools. The bill
carries a small appropriation to pay the ex
pense of holding institutes in the five or six
counties which have been too poor to afford
such luxuries. The second bill gives the archi
tects a mechanic's lien for services rendered,
similar to that now allowed mechanics and con
tractors. House Mr. Slate's revenue bill was called up
for discussion, and an attack was made by Rep
resentatives Rubey, Barnett and O'Fallon
upon the provision for listing notes and
evidences of debt In detail. Mr. O'Fallon
held that neither the present nor the pro
posed law reached the corporations and the
banks, while both were aimed at the indi
vidual. Mr. Rubey said there were men in
his town whose credit would be ruined if
it were known how much they were in
debted to him as a banker, and he felt
sure the same conditions prevailed throughout
the state. A motion to indefinitely postpone
resulted: Yeas, 41; nays, 87. The bill was
ordered to engrossment by the following vote:
Yeas, 75; nays, 55.
Jefferson Citt, Feb. 26. Senate The
senate, yesterday, rejected the nomination of
James M. Lewis to be police commissioner ot
St. Louis. This action of the senate caused a
general "jawfest" after adjournment. It seems
that a number of republicans voted with the
"bucking" democrats for the purpose of en
joying the fun of a rumpus among
their opponents. All of the governor's
six nominees for managers of the
industrial home for girls at Chlllicothe were
confirmed, except one. The exception was
Charles W. Green, the present chief clerk of
the house. The committee failed to report his
name back to the senate, and it is understood
that several members of the house are respon
sible for the delay.
House Mr. Avery, from the committee on
judiciary, reported favorably the following bills:
Providing for the inspection and labeling of
vinegars, jellies and all apple products: for the
creation of the Thirty-first judicial circuit; for
the filling of temporary vacancies in the office
of county judge.
The bill to establish a fourth normal school at
Maryville, Nodaway county, was reported upon
Jefferson CTtt. Feb. 27. Senate At an
executive session of the senate yesterday morn
ing, the appointment of James M. Lewis as po
lice commisioner of St. Louis was confirmed.
A bill to allow women to become members of
boards of education came up. and caused quite
a discussion on woman suffrage. Senator Peers
said he considered the measure the "fool
ishest kind of nonsense," and Senator
Morton declared the woman who made
homes happy the good women of the country
did not want to vote. Senator Uavisson (rep.)
said Senators Morton and Gray were afraid if
the women voted the democratic party would
suffer. The debate caused great amusement.
House The bill by Mr. Williams, of Scott, to
prohibit the sale or giving away of cigarettes to
minors was read a third time and passed. It
carries a fine of not less than fJ0 nor more than
fcuo. or by imprisonment in the county jail not
to exceed six months.
Mr. Cox. of Oregon, introduced a resolution to
dispose Mr. Charles W. Green from the chief
clerkship of the house, and that Mr. Thompson,
the assistant, be made chief clerk. The allega
tion in the resolution is that Mr. Green has not
given his personal attention to the duties of his
Mr. Rebo, ot Clark, moved to lay the motion
on the table, which was defeated by a vote of 29
yeas to 87 nays.
The matter was postponed until the 1st.
The Tubbs bill, to place coal oil inspectors
on salary and make them pay the fees they col
lect In excess of their salaries into the school
fund, was passed.
Jefferson Citt, March 1. Senate There
were many empty chairs in the senate on the
Senator Orchard introduced two bills, namely,
the Ryder beer bill and the bill creating the
office of fire marshal.
The remainder of the time, outside of engross
ment of a few bills and other routine matters,
was taken up in the discussion of a bill to tax
old maids and other freak bills, intended to be
Hcuse Nothing of importance was transact
ed In the house.
THE LABOR UNIONS.
Frank Anthony, colored , has been
elected president of the Cleveland, O.,
Building Trades' council.
In Detroit 22 retail hardware dealers
pledged themselves to handle only
Cleveland Jewish peddlers have formed
an organization and demand protection
from the attacks of boys and loafers
who annoy them.
The Trades and Labor council of the)
city of Ottawa waited on the premier'
and asked that the dominion govern
ment pass an alien labor law. -
M' KIN LEY'S ESCORT.
Troop A. the Crack Cavalry Compaay
Cleveland, O. Every Horae Bo Two la
Jet Black They Were Bought andV
Trained Expressly for the Occasion, anoV
Cos lO.OOO Capt. Knssell E. Bur dick
it In Command.
Cletelajtd, O., Feb. 28. Troop A,
Cleveland's crack cavalry company,
and the only organization of this kind
in the Ohio national guard, will be th
personal escort of President-elect Wil
liam McKinley during the inaugural
ceremonies. The troopers have for
some time been as busy as bees mak
ing preparations for the trip. It has
required a vast amount of work
to get the company in readiness.
The principal work was to train
81 head of horses, purchased expressly
for the trip to Washington. These
horses cost the company $10,000. They
are all Kentucky bred animals. Every
one of them is jet black, with the ex
ception of two of them, which are pure)
white. These will be ridden by the
trumpeters, in advance oi tne coiumnw.
Capt. Iiuett E. Burdick.
Every animal is over 15 hands high
and they range from one to three
inches over that. They are fat,
glossy fellows, and as frisky as colts.
The work of training them was a hard,
task, but the riders have got them so
they bear the saddle and a rider. The
horses had never been used before be
ing brought to this city, and they have
been trained right to the saddle, and
when all together they present a hand
CoL William II. Harris, late brevet
lieutenant-colonel, U. S. A., organized
the troop in 1S77, and acted as its first
captain. The company was fully armed
and eqCpped within a year, and in
January, 1880, took part in the parade
at the inauguration of Gov. Foster of
Ohio. The troop next was called upon
to act as personal escort to President
elect James A. Garfield from this city
to Washington. Again was the com
pany honored when it acted as escort
to ex-President Hayes on his return
from Washington to his home in Fre
mont, O. The troop was part of the
military force of the state in 1S83, the
governor having accepted its services.
CoL Harris resigned at this period, and
was succeeded by Lieut. George A.
Garretson, late of the IT. S. A. The
troop was formally mustered into the
Ohio national guard in 18S7, and has
been a prominent figure in state and
national military circles ever since.
It took part in the international
military encampment at Chicago,
the centennial celebration of the in
auguration of Washington at New
York, and did escort duty to Gov.
Foraker of Ohio, President Harrison
and Maj.-Gen. Crook, U. S. A.
As escort to Gov. McKinley the troop
participated in the dedication cere
monies of the World's Columbian ex
position at Chicago in October, 1893.
In 1S93 it acted as part of the escort
at the funeral of ex-President
Hayes. The present captain, Rus
sell E. Burdick, was elected April 1,
1895, after a service of 12 years as
trooper and non-commissioned officer.
During a trip south, in 1895, Lieut. -
Gen. Schofield saw the troop at Chat-
tanoogo, and was so impressed that he
expressed a desire to join, and he was
then and there made an honorary
The Captain-General Outgeneraled ano)
Outfought by Maximo Gomez.
Nw York, Feb. 28. A special to the
Journal from Placetas, Cuba, under
date of February 22, says:
The Span i.sh captain-general's per
sonal campaign against Maximo Gomel
in Santa Cfhra province is a failure.
Weyler has been outgeneraled, out
maneuvered, outmarched and outfought
by the "scattering groups of insur
gents," of which he, in his official dis
patches to the war department at Mad
rid, has spoken with contempt.
vtithin ten days his generals have
been defeated in this one province
five times. Gen. Gomez, whom he
said he had penned up between his
Spanish columns and the central
trocha, has crossed his line of march,
lefeated his -troops, outflanked him
tnd reached his rear.
rhe Captain-General Practically Acknowl
New York, March 1. The Herald
this morning prints the following:
Havana, reb. 27, via Tampa, Fla...
Feb. 23. It is reported here on the
highest authority that Capt Gen. Wey
ler has forwarded his resignation to
the Spanish government at Madrid, and
will leave the island as soon as possi
ble, probably is about three weeks.
UNDERMINED BY THE FLOOD.
A Five-Story Warehouse Collapses, Carry.
lng one or its inmates Down to Death. "
CiJfcrssATi, Feb. 28. The first fatal
ity attending the high water occurred
at 4:15 yesterday afternoon. Three of
the floors of the five-story stone front
warehouse on Front street, near Vine,
owned by Hinkle, Wilson Sc. Kreia,
wholesale grocers, caved in at that
hour. The building is surrounded witlr
several feet of water.
About 1,000 barrels of sugar went
town with the wreck, which carried
with it several men. One was IsiUed.