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The statement of the condition of
the treasury issued on the 3d nl-owed:
-Available cash balance, ?2fi9,G2-i,47i;
gold reserve, $232,770,330.
The crew of the wrecked steamer
Moravia were landed at Halifax. X. S
un the 3d. Of the creiv cf -40 Second
Officer Brinton was the only one lost.
Prof. Lewis Swift wires from Lowe
.bservatory on Keho mountain, in
southern California, that the comet
which he discovered, on the 3d, is
Josephine Kipling, eldest child of
Mr. and Mrs. Iiudyard Kipling, died,
on the 6th, of pneumonia, at the home
of Mrs. De Forest, in Kast Thirty-fifth
ttreet. New York city.
The state department has receiver1,
word that the civilian members of the
J'hilippines commission arrived at
Hong- Kong on the 2d. They starteu
immediately for Manila.
It it rumored at Manila that a steam
er with 20,000 stands of arms and nm
li: unit ion, bound for the I'liilippiui's,
had lieen seized in Japanese waters by
the Japanese authorities.
Articles incorporating the I'nited
States Cast Iron I'ipe an-1 Foundry Co..
authorized capital, .$:;o.(lil().(li((. weir
tiled with the secretary of state, at
Trenton, X. J., on the
Commencing March 12 a ten-percent,
increase of washes goes into effect
at every department of the Kiverside
iron and steel plants at Wheeling, V.
Va. About .':.)()K men are affected.
The-Spanish cabinet council, on the
5th, decided to suppress the pensions
of all former ministers. Senor Silvcla,
the new premier, says th- government
lias begun at the top in setting an ex
ample of economy.
The assistant secretary of war, on
the 3d, abolished the capitation tax
of one dollar a head on passengers,
which had been ill force at Cuban
jmrtR of entry under the nierican
cupation of the island.
Three persons were Killed and a
number injured by a cyclone that vis
ited and devastated a portion of Mudi
Minvillc, Monroe county, Tenn.. on the
night of ihe 4th. The damage to prop
erty is estimated at SI.OIM.imhi.
The proposed constitutional conven
tion for Alabama is being vigorously
opposed by the republicans of the
state, who claim that the convention
will disfranchise the negro and other
wise embarrass their rights. The, con
vention will be held in August.
Little attention is paid in Home to
the refusal of the Chinese government
to grant the requested lease of San
Mun bay, to lie used as an Italian naval
base and coaling station. Xo doubt is
entertained by the Italian government
that the concession will be made after
Congratulatory messages were sent
by the president, throng. l the war and
navy departments, respectively, on tin
: d, to Dewey and Otis, at Manila, the
one on his appointment J.nd confirnvt
tiou as admiral of the navy and the
other as major general by brevet in
the regular army.
Kight miners, loaded with food and
mail. left Leadvillc. Col., on the Oth,
for Kokomo, on snow shoes. Twenty
two men also carried a large jtiniitity
of provisions from Pando to Hokomo,
removing the fear of starvation in the
towns on the two abandoned railroads,
the South l'ark and the I!!ue Kiver.
Capt. Baxter, quartermaster of the
department of the Missouri, received
telegraphic orders from the war de
partment, on the nth. to at once ar
range for transportation from Fort
Crook to San Francisco of the battal
ion of the Sixteenth infantry, now
quartered there. The entire regiment
has been ordered to Manila.
It was oflicially announced in Lon
don, on the 3d. that, as he treaty of
1SC.2 gives France eipial lights willi
great Britain in Oman, the latter has
withdrawn her objections to France
placing coal sheds on the shore similar
to those of lireat Brita;n, provided
that France does not attempt to obtain
territorial rights in Oman.
The naval powder magazine of La
(ioubran, between La Seyne and Tou
lon, in the department of Var, south
ern France, exploded at 2:30 a. m. of
the 5th. All the soldiers on duty at
the magazine were killed, and a num
ber of inhabitants of the surrounding
district, the buildings in which were
razed, also fell victims. Fifty persons
are thought to have been killed and 100
The Kanawha valley was visited, on
the 5th, by one of the worst floods in
its history. After several days of
heavy rainfall the Kanawha river, in an
unprecedented short time, covered al
most, the entire valley. Charleston,
V. Va., was almost submerged. The
mayor and leading citizens opened a
relief station, and distributed provi
sions and clothing among the suf
fering. The official statement of Representa
tive Joseph G. Cannon, of Illinois,
chairman of the house appropriations
committee, summing up the appropri
ations of the Fifty-fifth congress,
shows an aggregate appropriation by
the entire congress of ?1,56G,890,
016, and for the session just closed
a total of $673,658,400, with authority
for contracts subject to future appro
priation amountimr to STOOOO.000.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled from Various Sources.
Tn the senate, on the lit. the fortifica
tions appropriation bill and the bill pro-
.i.li.i .U4U ..f .riniin-ll l.le.i fnr Al:iska
I were n:tssfil. iis wer :ilso n l.-irire number
of minor bills, the calendar beinR entirely
cleaned of private pension bills and bills
correcting military and naval records.
The conference reports on the census and
naval personnel bills were airre'd to
In the house a half million dollars each
was appropriated, under suspension of the
rules, for the rail-American exposition at
HufTnlo. V V.. and the Ohio centennial
at Toledo. Senate bill carryinc fi.""".""!
for the new buildini; for the department
of justice was passed. Several minor bills
were passed, and a number of conference
reports were adopted.
In the senate, on the ?A. amid scenes of
coi. fusit. n. seemingly inseparable from the
closinc session of the term, Ihe army ap
propriation bill. carryliiK over JMi.im.ii.
and the Keneral deficiency bill, appropriat
ing about $-",iVy.'"". Were passed. The
conference reort on the Alaska criminal
code was agreed to. The Toledo exposi
tion bill, appropriating i.'ino.im. was passiil.
In the bouse tile confusion attending
theclosinir session was so ext at th:tt It was
with the greatest difficulty that the siK-ak-er
could make himself heard, fonsidera-
tion of conference reports occupied in
session until far into the niht.
In the senate, fin the -th, tne session of
the last legislative day of the session. I
pun on tile .id. was continued and con
cluded, t'oiiference reports on the riv
and harbor, the naval, the restrict of i'o
liunbia ami the sundry civil appropria
tions tuns were made, in each ot which
the House reiused to receiie iroin us posi
tion, and the senate, alter discussion.
made the necessary concessions, and Ihe
bids were passed. .lust llefore inutl
.ionriinient an executive session was held,
after which, with ihe usual lormalities.
tin senate adjourned sine die In the
house the linal conference reports on pend
ing appropriation bills were adopted, and
after the usual closing ceremonies, includ
ing a complimentary message from the
president, which was received with cheers.
l..e house adjourned without day.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL,
Many overdue steamers arrived at
Xew York on the 6th.
Wind and rain prevailed in the south
and east, on the 5th. and a regular
blizzard in the west. The eastern rivers
were rising rapidly and big floods
stemd inevitable. In Georgia. Tennes
see and Alabama much damage was
done and there was some loss of-life.
The IkhIv of E. II. Kads. a brother of
the famous engineer, James Kads. who
designed and constructed the bridge
across the Mississippi river at St.
Louis, was found in his cabin, tip Mike
Mining Gulch, eight miles from F-llis-ton.
Mont. He hail died from expo
sure. Paymaster-General Carey has per
fected arrangements for going to
Cuba to pay off the Cuban army. This
means that an agreement has Imth
reached by Gen. Gomez anil Maj.-Gen.
Brooke regarding the payment of the
Cubans on the basis of the president's
.lolm-Gilbert, the Enterprise (Kas.)
farmer accused of the brutal murder
of his wife and four children, was ar
rested on one of the principal streets
of Emporia. Gilbert claimed not to
have heard of the crime, and feigned
great grief at tin loss of his family.
He had. he said, deserted them because
of difficulties that had arisen.
Gen. Bioj has made the Filipinos a
new offer for the release of the Span
ish prisoners. They are authorized to
offer Aguiaaldo $100 for each of the
."i.immi Spanish private soldiers and $1.
0(1(1 for each of the .Vld Spanish officers
held as prisoners of war.
The president, it is said, has decid
ed that, in view of the present favor
able outlook in Cuba, and the prospect
of the complete suppression of the
1'hilippiiic insurrection at an early
day. it will not lie necessary, after the
present volunteers have been mustered
oat. to have more than the ii."i.(i(0 men
allowed for the regular army until
July 1. liinl.
Attorney -General Monet t of Ohio
will ask the state supreme court to in
vestigate the alleged attempt to bribe
him in the interests ol the Standard
Oil Co. I'ntil the investigation be
gins the attorney will not discuss the
Cnited States Ambassador and Mrs.
Choate were the guests of Queen Vic
toria at Windsor castle on the 6th. The
ambassador presented his credentials
to her majesty, dined at the royal ta
ble and passed the night at the castle.
It is reported that Mr. Choate regaled
the queen with some funny stories
One of the largest land sales in the
history of western railroads occurred
on the 6th, when 6.000,000 acres, val
ued at $12,000,000, the property of the
defunct I'nion Pacific company, were
sold at auction to the new I'nion Pa
The capture of Malolos may be an
nounced any day. Gen. Otis has lieen
perfecting plans for a general forward
movement, which will include the tak
ing of the seat of the insurgent gov
ernment. His purpose is to strike the
Filipinos all along his front and gath
er in or scatter them wherever they
are in force.
For the month of March the various
provinces of Cuba, excepting the prov
ince of Santiago, have made requisi
tion for 2.000.(MM) rations. Thus, instead
of diminishing, the requisition has
doubled since that of January 1. This
is due partly to the fact that the Cu
bans use every possible opportunity
of getting rations under false prt-j
After six years of experimenting
with another object in view a St. Louis
mechanic is said to have suddenly
found he had solved a problem which,
the mechanical world has lieen work
ing on for centuries the welding c
steel and copper. It was the result of
an accident, and when he repeated
the process he had used he found he
had no difficulty in uniting the two
Attorney-General Monuett of Ohio is
now after the American Sugar Refin
ing Co., better known as the Sugar
trust. Suit was brought by him in the
name of the state of Ohio against the
trust to recover $."i0,000 claimed to be
due the state by reason of the defend
ant company's failure to comply with
section 14S of the Kevised Statutes.
Treasury rulings recived from Wash
ington embrace a decision that all
bonds of administrators, executors,
guardians and receivers appointed by
the courts are exempt from the tax
j imposed by schedule A of the' recent
war revenue act.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
A dispatch from Home, on the 7fli.
said: "The Italian government is ful
ly determined to obtain an aHilogy
from China for the tsung-la-yauien's
refusal of the demand of Sig. Marti no,
Italian minister at Pekin. of a conees-
f-ion at San Mun bay. province of Che
Kiang. to be used as a naval base and
coaling station. A squadron of live
cruisers, with 100 guns and 1.5(Hl men.
will soon arrive at San Mun bay."
The Mallory line steamer Leoua took
fire in her forehold. on Ihe night of
the 6th, while lying at her dock ill
East river. Xew York. The hold was
full of cargo, mostly cotton. The ves
sel was towed to Ellis island and scut
tled, her forehold being tilled with wa
ter. Kud.vard Kipling, it is icmuIciI. will
be elevated to the peerage on January
1. r.HKl. Dr. Xeil .MaePhatter, of Ediu
burg. Scotland, who is staying at the
Windsor hotel. Xew York city, says he
has received tin- news from Sir Walter
Henry M. Hurt, founder of the pa
per published on the top of Mount
Washington, known as Among the
Clouds, died at his home in Spring
field. Mass.. on the 7th. of pneumonia.
-Mr. Hurt was 6s years old.
The annual convention of the .Na
tional Associationof Bridge and Struct
ural Iron Workers licgnn at Knights
of Labor hall, in Pittsburgh. Pa., on
the 7th. Delegates were present from
all parts of the country.
Certificates were liied with the secre
tary of state at Trenton. X. .1.. on the
7th. increasing the capital stock of
the People's Light and Power Co. of
Xewark. X. .1.. from .r."..utii, (ion ji $20,
OOO.IKIO. The I'nited States transport Thom
as, formerly the Minncwaska. arrived
at .Newport Xews. Ya..on the 7th. from
Santiago, having on board the Twenty
third Kansas regiment, colored infan
try. The republican deputies, at a meet
ing held at Madrid, on the 7th. decided
upon a vigorous republican propa
ganda. The Pais, a republican news
paper, has lieen seized.
Admiral Yon Knorr. coiiiiuauder-iii-rhicf
of the German navy, has re
signed. His determination to take this
step was announced last autumn.
The war department has undertaken
tli - compilation of a luiirl volume a
photographic history of the war with
CURRENT NhWy NOTES.
Fifty-seven thousand men are want
eci at once for the reorganized i'nitet
Several case of small-pox have beeu
discover! d in New York ami an epi
demic 'S feared.
John i. "iibbs. a well-known Mis
souri traveling mail, died of piicuino
nia. in Kansas City
Gov. Stephens of Missouri has res
pited IV tor Kindred, under sentence
cf death in Mercer county.
C. rus Taylor was found .lead neat
Vandalia. III. He had jo-t s.nd
farm, and foul p:::. i s:i ;)ecti d.
The Trench senate clecti d M. I'alli
i t'cs ; .-iili at o:' that in. -.a ly a vote
of !".l avaiu.-I o!t s ca.-t for M
Two wemen were burned to death
and a man was severely in jur, d in
lire which occurred In a tenement
block in Boston.
Edward Canard, of New York city,
driven crazy by a disease of the eyes,
drove two lacks into his eyes and de
stroyed his sight.
The Spanish eortes will be dissolved,
the new elections taking place toward
the end of April and the new chamber
of deputies meeting in May.
The St. Louis police board has or
dered a strict enforcement of the Xew
berry law, and in consequence all sa
loons must be closed tight on Sunday
Sir Henry F. MeCallum. the new gov
eronr of Newfoundland, arrived at St.
Johns, Friday, by the steamer Lake
Ontario, and was sworn into office im
mediately. '1 he Madrid government has in
structed Gen. Wins, the Spanish com
mander in the Philippines, to offer
$2,000,000 to Aguinaldo for the release
uf Spanish prisoners.
Mrs. Carrie Ludwig. a wealthy wom
an, committed suicide at her home in
St. Louis, by hanging herself with a
clothesline. She was dcsjioudeKt over
the death of her son.
Maj.-Gcn. Otis has issued an order
establishing a Yisayan military dis
trict, comprising Panay, Cebu. Xeirros
and other islands, hereafter to 1m- oc
cupied, under the supervision of Gen.
Sheriff Seliz of .Mcl'herson. Kas.,
went to Wichita to arrest James Black
burn iiioii charges of contempt and
theft. When th.' officer called at
Blackburn's house he found the :vl
irged offender dead.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Mrs. Catherine A. Bui ley, aged ?,
t the residence of her son, W. H.
Emerson, in Moberly.
Dana l!eed I.andan. who had been a
resident of Pettis county for 56 years,
coining from Xew York in 1S-J3, of
pneumonia, at his home near Look
George A. Settle, aged S7, at his resi
dence, near Moberly.
Legislation Aftainst Rooters.
A house bill lias passed both
branches of the legislature, prohibit
ing nonresidents of the state from
driving hogs into Missouri for the pur
pose of feeding them on mast. Many
persons have considered this measure
as a sort of legislative joke, but not
so of those who reside in the southern
parts of the state. Of recent years it
has become the custom of residents of
Arkansas to drive thousands of hogs
from that state into Missouri and fat
ten their porkers on the abundant
mast. At first there was enough mast
for all, but now is seems the Arkan
sas men have shown a disposition to
push a good thing loo far, and the aid
of the legislature has lieen invoked to
make them keep their porkers at
home. Many thousands of hos are
said to be fattened on the mast in
southern Missouri, which consists
largely of pecans, acorns and hickory
Could iil Stand the Sinn.
From Sehell City comes news of the
sudden and pathetic death of J. B.
Parrett. Mr. Barrett, who was about
60 years of age. had great anxiety as
to the fate of his son. w ho was a niem
1T of Co. 11. and was aboard the Mo
bile A Ohio train wrecked at Tupelo.
Miss. When he heard the news of the
wreck. Mr. Parrett dropped dead at
his home. The sou about whom la
vas so anxious arrived home ill good
health and strength
Fee of the Secretnry of State.
Secretary of State Lcsneur reports
taxes and fees collected and paid into
the state treasury by his department
during February. as follows: For
notarial commissions. $'.i.V: tax on do
mestic corporations. $6,725; lax on for
eign corporations, $.'!5(i: miscellaneous
fcs, $435.65; fees for bank examina
tions, $;ii;2.5U; fees of the land de
partment, $22.70: for recording rail-ri-ad
contracts. $37. Grand total, $!,-4.-7.S5.
Uillinm II. II. Collin.
William 11. 11. Collins, ex-sheriff of
Johnson county, died at his residence
in Warrensburg, of a complication of
diseases. Mr. Collins was 5s. and a
native of Johnson county. He served
tl rough the civil war iu the Second
Missouri regiment of confederate in
fantry, commanded by Senator F. M.
Cockrell, and was twice wounded. Be
was elected sheriff in 1MI and 1S'J2.
He was prominent iu the Masonic fra
ttrnity. Sent I p for Life.
John Brock way, charged with the
murder of his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Ellen iuson, and her daughter, Eliza
beth, near Hahatonka. April 22. l.s,
was tried in the Camden county cir
cuit court. The jury found the de
fendant guilty of murder in the sec
ond degree, and assessed his punish
ment at U9 years in the penitentiary.
The defense set up a pica of hereditary
W'nn a Minnourl Roy.
Howard Olds, member of the Twen
tieth Kai&iis, killed in batlte at Ma
nila, was a resident of St. Joseph, hav
ing gone to Kansas on a visit, where
he rnlistei1. The father will have the
body returned to St. Josi ph if possi
ble.' Ilow Whritt Fnred.
In most of the east central, south
eastern and south central counties
winter wheat was well protected by
snow during the sever cold weather,
arid was not seriously injured, except
ill localities w Ijerr some of the late
sown was killed.
During the week ended Match 5
there were 24 eases of eerebro-spinal
meningitis reported in St. Louis. From
February ! to March 5 there were 61
deaths reported in St. Louis from this
Tho I'ronprrt for rHrlim I'wftr.
Peach buds are ery nearly all
killed, and in most sections it is be
lieved that a large per cent, of the
trees can only be saved by heroictreati
Thrro Mr lie Apples.
Apples are reported badly damnged
in some sections by the excessively
cohl weather, but in general it is
thought that most of them are still
I'emrm. I'liims, Apricots.
Pears, plums and apricots have suf
fered severely, all the buds of some
varieties lieing reported killed, and in
some cases the wood badly damaged.
Died at the I'ostofllce.
Isaac Piarman. an old and highly
esteemed citizui of Montevideo. 15
miles outheast of Nevada, dropped
dead in the postoflice at that place.
Hlarhberrle and Raspberries.
Some correspondents report black
berries and raspberries killed to the
ground, while others state that only
the red raspberries have been killed.
Six Consecutive Terms.
Dr. Alonzo Tubbs, the legislator
from Osage county, claims that he is
the only member of the house who baa
served six consecutive terms.
Farmer Found Dead in Bed.
John Robertson, a prominent farm
er, aged 70, was found dvad in bed,
sear MorrisonviI!-, Polk c"uiy. Heart
faiU'r ca'.vtd "his "It.'ith.
THE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE.
Proceedings of the Fortieth Ueaeral As
sembly. JEFFERSOX CITY, March 1. The
"Farmers" club" met last nipht In State
Auditor Selbert's office. The clerical force
was discussed. and it was decided to await
the reiRirt of the committee on clerical
force before taking any action. The
question of reorganization did not come
The house, yesterday, rejected a Joint
and concurrent resolution offered by Rep
rtsntative Hicps, of St. Louis, submitting
a constitutional amendment to the people
of Missouri providing for the removal of
the state capital from its present seat to
St. Louis. I'pon motion of Dr. Tubbs,
the resolution was rejected. Senator
Lyons, of Jackson, offered the same reso
lution In the senate. It will take the
usual course of a bill.
JEFFERSON CITY. March 2. Yester
day the senate passed the Morton Insur
ance bill, and defeated, by a decisive vote,
a house bill to authorize legal printing In
cities to be Inserted in -weekly newspapers.
The senate committee on penitentiary,
reform school, etc.. has decided to recom
mend a substitute bill for a measure in
troduced by Senator Miller to create a
board of pardons.
The house encrossed a bill to require
telegraph companies to deliver messages
nr. mini I v. The law now requires them
only to receive and forward messages. and
' does not provide penalties for nondeliv
' ery. The penalty proposed in the new
! bill Imposed is tli)0. The telegraph com
, panics regard the law with much disfavor,
i Among the bills sent to engrossment by
the house was one to reduce the salaries
of the railroad commissioner from Ki.OuO
tc t-.W a year. Another one was to sepa
i irte the state mine inspectors from the
! J EFFEKSON CITT. March 3. The sen
lite held two long sessions yesterday, and
practically cleared its calendar. It was
liv far the biggest day's work of the ses
sion, and a number of bills in which the
public is interested were either sent to
engrossment or killed.
The house held iwo sessions, even long
er than those of the senate. It engrossed
one bill and indefinitely postponed one.
That was the sum total of the day's work
in ihe house.
The senate committee on Insurance did
not meet, as promised: hence the Farris
bill is still with that body, where It has
been some live weeks. It may be report
ed this week, and it may not. The chances
indicate that it will go over until next
week. The representatives of the in
surance companies are still here in force,
ai d were augmented during the day by
arrivals from Kansas City.
Wednesday the house committee on ag
riculture roMirted unfavorably the siock
yards bill, introduced ty Mr. Prather, of
jXicldson. The house at once reversed the
uniting of the committee, and after an
hour's discussion the measure was laid
over until yesterday. .Meantime the ora
tors loaded up for the occasion, and two
thinls of the day was spent In debate
and fruitless attempts to amend the bill.
It was tinally sent to engrossment with
out changes, by a vote which indicates
that it will pass.
JEFFERSOX CITY. March 4. To re-
real the special jury law applying to St.
.ouis and Kansas City is the object of a
1 ill introduced yesterday by Mr. Walsli,of
Senator Morton Introduced a bill to li
cense the sale of cigarettes and cigarette
wrappers: to prohibit the sale of either
to minors, and providing a penalty for
violations of the law. The bill provides
n state license of 5, and a county or city
license of not to exceed $25 for each six
mouths, with a tine of not less than Hl
or imprisonment of one to twelve montns
lor each conviction.
To remove from the Influence of twen
ties, so far as may be possible, the nom
ination of judges of the supreme court
and courts of appeals, is the object of a
bill introduced by Senator Wilson, of
Platte. It provides that no cannldate for
ihe supreme court of any court of appeals
may be nominated at a convention held
at the same time and plac of another
rotu-ciition for the nomination of other
The Major committee, which has been
Investigating the governmental depart
ments of St. Louis, will, it Is said, rec
ommend the enactment of a law creating
a slate board of examiners, whose duty
it shall be to iieriodically investigate
Ftaie. county and municipal offices, to the
end that abuses or irregularities may be
detected and investigated.
JEFFERSOX CITY. March 7 The sen
ate passed a bill. Introduced by Senator
Morton, which would create two addi
tional ofliees under controt of the state
auditor. The object of the bill Is ex
plained to secure uniformity in the rev
enue iaws. Senator Morton says it would
save between W '.)" and Soii.unii. Aside
from this feature, it is a measure of im
portance. It would empower the auditor
to prescribe forms for assessing, collect
ing and reporting the state's revenues.
Bud would require all officials tn use these
forms, under a penalty for each dtso
!"lienee. The auditor would be author
ized to apixilnt two skillful agents to go
to all the counties and the city of St.
Louis and examine and check up all books
relating to the revenue and reports of
state taxes and licenses: also to investi
gate the legality anil correctness of all
Claims and demands which might be pre
sented for allowance against the state.
The agents would receive So a day and
The house committee on eleemosynary
Institutions submitted a favorable report
tin Senator Drum's bill for the establish
ment of an insane asylum in southeast
Missouri. It would upproprlate $150.(),
and provide that the location of the
asvlum should lie decided by a commis
sion selected by the governor.
THE STANDARD OIL CO.'S CASE.
lias Filed No Notice ma to When or YYherv
I tl.. c..mn., , -r.t..
Columbus, O., March 7. Attornev-
Gcneral Monett. states that no notice
has been filed as to when or where the
; St.-mdHrd Oil Co. desires to take testi
' jiiony in the case pending in the su
preme court to oust the company from
its charter rights. During the taking
of testimony before the. master com
missioner, when (icorge Uice, of Mari
etta, was being interrogated the at
torneys for the Standard laid the
foundation after the examination of
J. I). Archibald, of New York, one of
the trustees of the trtist. I'nder the
rule of the court the company can take
testimony until March 25, after which
the master commissioner is given nntil
April S in which to file his reports.
The rule of the court, however, ap
plies only to the Standard Oil case,
and not to the liuckeye Pipe Line Co.,
or any of the other constituent com
panies in the trust.
Attorney-General Monett says that
he is ready to go any place at apy
time the attorneys for the company
desire to take additional testimony in
Washington, March 7. Yesterday's
statement of the conditionof the treas
ury showed: Available cash balance,
laC8,-'Jj.309; gold reseire, $233,034,433.
It has been calculated that some
thing like 1.250,000,000 pints of tea are
imbibed yearly by Londoners, and tfiat
the teapot necessary to contain this
amount, if properly shaped, would
comfortably take in the whole of St.
Marquise rings with emerald centers,
the outer edges stuuded with diamonds
and rubies, are in great favor.
Trifles make up the happiness or the
misery of mortal life. Alex Smith.
The invention of the typewriter has
given employment to 500,000 women.
Oar New Repreaetatlve Formally
Presented to (taee Victoria at
London, March 8. The Jnited
States ambassador, Joseph II. Choate,
returned from Windsor at noon, after
having been formally presented to
Queen Victoria, and having passed the
night at the castle. While the ambas
sador declines to give details of the
ceremony or discuss his visit to the
queen, he told a press representative
that he was much gratified at the cor
diality and graciousness of his recep
tion. He said it was not trje he car
ried a special autograph 1 -tter from
President McKinley to he.- majesty,
lie carried only the usuai letter of
The master of the household. Col.
Lord Edward William Pelhain-CJinton.
received Mr. Choate at the castle anti
conducted him to the apartments pre
pared for his use. Shortly afterwards
word was sent that the tpieen was
ready to receive him. ami Mr. Choate
proceeded to the audience chamlier,
where lie found the queen. Princess
Peatrice and the marquis of Salisbury,
who presented him toher majesty. The
audience lasted a few minutes, and
then Mrs. Choate was sent for and the
duchess of Kuccleugh. the mistress of
the robes, presented her to the queen.
Ijitcr in the evening. Mr. and Mrs.
Choate. Henry White and the martinis
of Salisbury, the earl of Hoiietoun,
lord chamlierlaiii. !"u! the duchess ot
Kucclatigh were the guests of her ma
jesty at dinner.
I!y special invitation of the queen.
Mr. "and Mrs. Choate visited the royal
mausoleum, at Froginore. and called
upon the duke anil duchess of York.
THEY FIGHT AND RUN.
The Filipino Make Another Attempt
lo ('aptare Ihe Waterworks
New York. March S. A dispatch to
the Herald from Manila says: After
the insurgents had hern driven off,
Monday night, from in front of Ma
rioui.ia they came back 5'M strong,
and cut off a tompany uf the First
lien. Hale sent out three companies
of the Nebraska regiment anil two
companies of the Second Oregon to
dislodge them. The enemy, who were
holding a strong position among ihe
rocks, tired excellent volleys at the ad
vancing Americans, but llir latter, by
I. iiank movement, drove the Filipinor
over the hills. No sooner was this
light well under way than the insur
gents to the south of the watcr--v
rks. knowing that the forces there
had lieen weakened by sending troops
to Mariqnina. attacked the water
works in the rear. Their object was
to cut olT the pumping station, but
tiny ilid not succeed.
Their fire was heavy, and our sin ill
loss was due solely to the bad marks
manship of the Filipinos. The cm
r.:"s dead niiir.'ocred "0. Keturns uovv
iii show five Americans wounded.
The insurgents are placing guns in
posilion at various Hints.
The opinion of all the p oiii::ciit
men in Manila is that the "lilitary
force of the insurgents must be bro
ken before a stable government can be
istablislicd it" 'he islands.
('anient Trj Inir to Mount a (inn.
Manila, March S. 11:25 a. pi. At
daylight the enemy were discovered
trying to mount a gun across the riv
er from San Pedro, and the Sixth ar
tillery promptly shelled the rebel bat
tery TemKrnri!y stopping work, the
enemy isiured a fusilade of musketry
across the river, but a gunboat moved
up ami cleared the banks of the
stream with rapid-lire guns.
All was quiet during the night.
Their rvilent I'urpnne.
Manila. March S. 2:50 p. m. While
the relx-ls had concentrated their
forces with the evident purpose of at
tacking the waterworks, no direct at
tempt was made to capture the
American position there. Detach
ments from lien. 1 laic's and lieu.
Wheaton's brigades ilea red the coun
try. FALSE ECONOMY CONDEMNED.
Intense Kxritenient nt llwlcuin A
Pauper - Mating IteKniation
liidlRent Hationn issued.
Santiago de Cuba. March Col.
Hood cables from Holguin that intense
excitement prevails there, owing to the
cessation of public works, and that a
mass-meeting has lieen held, at which
the action of the I'nited States mili
tary authorities at Havana was con
demned as false economy, and as the
"result of centralization."
Owing to the pressing necessities of
the case, Col. Hood says he has issued
indigent rations to 3.IMJ0 heads of fam
ilies suddenly thrown out of employ
ment. He fears there will be a large
increase in the criminal classes of his
Practically the same news from all
the other districts of Santiago prov
ince has reached here. Meanwhile
money enough is lying idle in bank to
pay all that is due and to keep the uiea
MEN OF LETTERS.
Eudyard Kipling works- ten hours,
every day, or, to be quite correct, erery
night, for the novelist usually sits at'
his desk until the small hours in the
morning. . During the last decade excavations in
Egypt have added to the treasures of
ancient Greek literature buried ia the
sand for 2,000 years manuscripts of
works by Aristotle, Herondas. Bakcby
lides, Meaander, besides the Nidus ro
mance, GrenfeU's erotic fragment, ant)'
the Lrmu lo Aoollo, with music