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THE WORLD AT LARGE.
Summary of tho Daily Nows.
It was said to bo understood among
Massachusetts republicans in congress
that John I). Lonp, of the old Hay
state, had been tendered and hnd ac
cepted the oillco of secretary of tho
navy in the incoming administration.
The position of commissioner of pen
sions will be tendered to Gen. Daniel
E. Sickles, according to information
from Canton to a member of congress.
Tim tariff bill is expected to pass the
houso and reach the benato by April 15.
A New Yoiik AYorld special from
Washington on the 2d said that James
S. Eckels, comptroller of the currency,
had decided to retain his ofllco until
his term of five years was up in April,
Washixotox gossip on tho Sd said
that ex-Congressman Bellamy Storer,
of Cincinnati, would be appointed first
assistant secretary of state under the
The bureau of labor at Washington
has'scnt out blanks to state officers to
ascertain tho extent to which munici
pal ownership of gas, electric light,
water works and other enterprises
have been carried in this country and
the information will be tabulated and
embodied in a special report to con
gress. Gen. Roy Stone, of the board of in
quiry of good roads of the agricul
tural department, was named as per
manent president of the National Good
Roads congress at Orlando, Fla.
President Cleveland has approved
the act relative to mortgages in tho
A Washinoton dispatch on tho 4th
said the understanding among sena
tors was that tho general arbitration
treaty would not como to a vote at
this bession of congress. No ono
doubts that it will bo debated, but tho
opposition makes no secret of its inten
tion to consume so much time in dis
cussion that a vote cannot be reached.
Seciietaiiv Coburn, of the state
board of agriculture) of Kansas, a
Washington dispatch of the 4th said,
Is to be assistant secretary of agri
culture. Tho place will bo formally
tendered him very soon.
Judoe R. W. Lamokeaux, of Wiscon
sin, commissioner of tho general land
office, stated that ho will, on March 4,
send in his resignation to President
McKinlcy. Ho has already sent his
family all his personal effects to his
homo in Wisconsin, and he expects to
follow them about March 10.
Secretary Olnev has received from
President Eliot, of Harvard university,
an invitation to fill tho chair of inter
national law at the institution after
the expiration of his term of, office in
tho state department and the secretary
has taken tho offer under considera
tion. GENEItAL NEWS.
Justice Richardson at Chicago on
the 5th held Wong Chin Foo, editor of
tho Chinese Daily News and president
of the League of Americanized China
men, to tho criminal court on tho
charge of being the keeper of a gam
Dan Stuart, the promoter of the
Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight, left Dcnl
on, Tex., for Nevada on the 5th to ar
range for tho battle, which he said
would either take place ut Reno or Car
son City. Ho will erect an amphi
theater to seat 2 5,000 people.
Constantine Stevenson, a farmer
near Jacksonville, Fla,, was shot ond
killed while in his field by hidden as
sassins, making the ninth victim in tho
Tillet-Whiddcn feud. Stevenson was
recently tried for killing a member of
the Whidden faction, but was acquit
ted. Tho Whidden sympathizers be
lieved him guilty, however, and sworo
There was a small riot among tho
prisoners in tho federal jail at Ard
more, I. T., recently. One of them was
finally shot through tho thigli by a
guard which quieted tho rioters. The
men had been deprived of their meat
at dinner because of misconduct and
they threw lamps and coal at tho
guards and did other mischief.
The breaking ico gorges of tho Lick
ing river sunk 25 coal barges at Pom
croy, O., and vicinity and damages
were reported at other points along
tho Ohio river.
A vouno Indian named John Tyler
was killed at a dunce near Eufaula, I.
T. A;, man named Noah, who was
drank, shot him while ho was acting
Jus u peacemaker. Noah lias been ur-rested.
A itEUEF coinmitteovhlch has just
inspected some parishes near Shroye
port, La., reported that 30,000 people
were starving to death and would have
to bo .sustained during tho unfruitful
season. The state has already ex
pended 805,000 for provisions for the
The Northwestorn national bank of
Great Falls, Mont, on the 5th posted a
notice announcing its suspension.
Tho board of directors and officers
charge that tho trouble is duo to a
defalcation on tho part of tho cashier,
Benton D. Hatcher, of SlbO.OOO.
A be roRT was received at Vienna on
the 5th of the massacre of 1,500 Chris
tians in the villages of tho Islands of
Crete by Turkish troops.
The number of failures in the United
States for the week ended the 5th were
805, according to llradstrcot's report,
as compared with 320 the previous
week and 83S in the corresponding
week of last year.
The Connecticut legislature voted
down a resolution calling upon con
gress to recognize tho independence of
the Cuban republic.
An unconfirmed report reached Guth
rie, Ok., on the 4th that tho Sao and
Fox Indian agency had been raided by
outlaws, resulting in tho killing of
three men and the wounding of tho
agent, Gen. Thomas. Tho telephone
wires were cut. A payment of 5-0,000
was in progress at the agency.
Charges have been preferred against
Agent Pearson, who has charge of tho
Pottawatomie Indians in Kansas. It is
said that he has been remarkably de
relict and that the law has been fre
quently violated on the reservation un
der his charge.
The Oklahoma houso passed the
marriago contract bill. It prohibits
the intermarriage of whites and ne
groes or Indians, and especially pro
hibits that no man shall marry his
Rev. Dr. John A. Brooks, a well
known divine of tho Christian church
and prohibitionist candidate for the
vice presidency in 1S8S, died at Mem
phis, Tenn., on the 3d of heart failure
superinduced by paralysis.
TK2 British steamer Jason, which
arrived at New York from Jamaica,
picked up the crew of ton men of tho
sinking bchooner Mary Spraguo near
Crooked island passu go and brought
them to New York.
While exercising on the rings in the
gymnasium of the Twelfth regiment
armory at New York Robert Marmont
fell to the floor and was killed instant
ly. The distance was only six feet, but
his neck was broken.
The recent wreck of the Great North
ern passenger train near Wenatchec,
Wash., camo near being one of the
most disastrous of railroad casualties.
A tourist car containing 32 persons, in
cluding 11 babes, caught fire. The car
was hurled into an embankment of
snow. It was only after tho greatest
exertions that the inmates liberated
themselves by breaking tho windows.
John Lane, of Grand Rapids, Mich.,
in consideration of 825 has, under writ
ten agreement, sold and released his
vtife to James II. Hurst. All con
cerned were celebrating the event on
Joseph L. Rawlins was elected at
Salt Lake City on the 3d on the 53d
ballot as United States Senator for
The First national bank, of Griswold,
la., has failed. Assets, 8147,000; liabil
Three raftsmen, John Adkins, Sam
uel Weddington and Jonas Blevins,
were drowned in Piko county, Ky., by
the breaking of a log boom in the Ice
run. The dangerous condition of tho
river prevented any attempt at recov
ering the bodies.
A special to tho Chicago News from
Washington on the 3d said that at the
request of Maj. and Sirs. McKinley no
wino nor other intoxicant will be sold
at tho Inaugural ball.
As John Shinnman, of Grccnhcad,
Ok., was going home from town after
dark ho heard coal oil dropping out of
a can in his wagon and lit a match to
investigate. Tho oil in the straw
ignited, burning the wagon, killing
tlie team and fatally burning Shina
man. A fire gutted the Arnold block nt
Amsterdam, N. Y., on tho 3d. Loss,
875,000; fully insured.
The schooner Biscayne was wrecked
off the Florida coast by tho explosion
of a gas engine and the captain, mato
and a sailor were drpwned in the surf.
It was currently reported at Canton,
0., on tho 2d that there were over 100
cases of fever in that city due to the
bad water supply.
George E. Butler was arrested on
the ship Swanhilda which arrived at
San Francisco on the 2d by officers
from Australia. ' Ho is credited by the
Australian police with, having mur
dered 14 men by enticing them ono at a
time into the interior to examine a
An Iron Mountain passenger train
was wrecked on pulling into the yard
t Hope, Ark., the engine turning on
Its side and the mail and express cars
leaving tho track. Abroken rail was
tho cause. Nobody was much hurt.
Five children belonging to George
and Phoenix Gibson and J. Mcllvane,
ranging from eight to 15 years, broke
through tho ico while skating at Ne
braska City, Neb., on the 2d and all
Fire destroyed tho boys' domitory of
tho Genesee Wesleyan seminary at
Lima, N. Y., early on tho 1st. There
was great excitement among the stu
dents and many were obliged to de
Camp without waiting to dress.
TliR ship satds of tho! Fairfield Ship
building ,Co.'at" Govan, near Glasgow,
Were destroyed by fire. 'The damagp
done is estimated at 8250,000. Four
thousand persons were thrown out of
T. J. Lkvax, of Dubuque, la., has
discovered a lead-bearing crevasse in
tho cellar of his houso. It is a six-inch
vein andproraisesnhljr yield of mineral.
Nicholas Shaffer, of Burlington,
N. J., shot his wife and then turned
the weapon on himself in the street on
tho 5th. Mrs. Shaffer it was thought
would recover, while the husband's
wounds will prove fatal.
Anderson Parker, a farmer of Rock
castlo county, Ky., in a drunken rage
fractured his wife's skull with a club,
shot his son through the wrist and in
flicted a scalp wound and killed his
father with a revolver. Tho rest of
the family escaped during the fight.
Wallace Harrison nud Charles Lin
quist skated into nir holes on Lako
Michigan at Chicago on the 4th and
were drowned. Assistant Corporation
Counsel Burling made a desperate ef
fort to save Harrison and came near
being drowned himself.
Expert accountants have found a
shortage of nearly 815,000 in tho ac
counts of Cashier C. E. Breder, of tho
First national bank of Bethlehem, Pa.
Brcdcr has absconded. He had been
cashier for 20 years.
The senatorial deadlock in Oregon
was unbroken on the 5th and as each
contestant stood firm it seemed prob
able that Oregon will have but ono
senator for the next two years.
The police of Nebraska City, Neb.,
had a desperate fight with a gang of
14 drunken tramps, but the officers
finally arrested tho principal offenders.
Roiiert Mohton, a negro, wrote an
insulting note to Miss Tommle John
son, a popular young white woman of
Rockfield, Ky., and when it becamo
known officers arrested him, but a mob
overpowered them and carried tho
prisoner three miles from town and
Fire destroyed the business portion
of tho town of Pleasurevllle, in Henry
According to official reports, there
have been 5,000 cases of plague in Bom
bay up to the 4th and 3,841 deaths.
A wreck occurred on the Northwest
ern railway at Arlington, S. D., in
which four persons were killed and a
large number of others were injured.
One train could not get on to a switch
on account of ice and the other ran in
An attempt was made on the 1st to
destroy the bank of Gardner & Co., at
Hollldaysburg, Pa., with dynamite.
Only slight damage was done.
Judoe Joseph McKenna, of San
Francisco, has been selected secretary
of the interior, so President-elect Mc
Kinlcy told a delegation, of Missouri
ans who went to Canton, O., on the 2d
to urge Maj. William Warner, of Kan
sas City, Mo., for the place.
The strike at the factory of Norton
Bros, at Maywood, 111., was settled by
a compromise reducing the cut in
wages to five per cent, and the 000 em
ployes returned to work.
Mrs. Cleveland, assisted by the wife
3f Vice President Stevenson and the
wives of the members of the cabinet,
gave a farowell reception at tho white
houso on the 0th.
The president has signed, on the
recommendation of Secretary Francis,
an order reducing the number of pen
sion age ncies from 18 to nine. The
agency at Topcka, Kan., will be dis
continued and Missouri and Kansas
pensioners will be paid from St. Louis.
The order go.s into effect on Septem
ber 1. v
In a fit of desperation, after a quar
rel with her husband, the wife of Rob
ert Cort, a rancher near Big Timber,
Mont., picked up her three small chil
dren and rushed to tho Yellowstone
river and threw them in and then
jumped in herself. iThey were all
A head-end collision occurred be
tween two freight trains on tho Louis
ville & Nashville railroad near Mont
gomery, Ala., on the 7th through a
mistake of the telegraph operator and
the engineer and brakeman were
killed and tho fireman "fatally hurt.
The operator has disappeared.
A large portion of the business
section of Shellock, la., Including the
post office, has been destroyed by fire.
Loss, estimated at 825,000.
At the balloting of the L. A. W. at
Boston on the 0th it was decided that
the national meet shall be held at
Philadelphia, 223 votes being cast for
that city, 34 for Columbus, O., and 10
for Nashville, Tenn.
In the ladies' six-dav bicycle race at
Columbus, O., which closed on the
night of the 0th Anderson finished
first, Glaw second, Farnsworth third
nnd Allen fourth. Miss Anderson in
13 hours covered 220 miles and 12 laps.
Ten business houses were recently
destroyed by fire at Davis, I. T.
A i'AsseNoer train ran into a tree
which had rolled on the track at Wood-
house, Pa., and the engine was thrown
across the track and the rest of tho
train rolled down an embankment into
a creek. Tho fireman was fatally
crashed and several others were badly
Two freight trains collided on tho
Illinois Central railroad, near Tolono,
111., during a dense fog on the 0th.
Both engines, five car loads of mer
chandise and three box cars were de
molished. In one car were 80 head of
horsey and they were all killed. The
trainmen jumped in time to save them
Condensed Proceeding from Day to Say
of the Home nnd Senate.
Within five minutes of tho opening of the
session of the senate on the 1st the senate went
Into executive session on the Anglo-American
treaty of arbitration. A resolution was intro
duced by Senator Chandler (N. H.) for an in
quiry Into the recent Delaware election, which
was referred. Bills to pension the widows of
Brig.-Oen. Joseph B. Carr and of Brtg.-CJcn.
John Hough were passed. A bill to consolidate
United States 'circuit and district courts was
then introduced by Senator Hoar (Mass.)....
The houso passed an unusually large number of
bills of minor importance and then took up tho
diplomatic and consular appropriation bill
Mr. Sherman (N. Y.) called up the "anti-scalper
railroad, ticket bill," but its consideration
v,o.h objected to by a vote of 31 to 88.
The feature in tho senate on the Id was tho
spirited debate over the conference report on the
Immigration bill, Senator Gibson (Md.) oppos
ing tho report and Senator Lodge (Mass.) de
fending It. The report went over and the Nica
ragua bill was taken up. Senator Vilas (Wis.)
nnd Senator Teller (CoL) speaking against the
measure. Senator Chandler (N. II ) Introduced
a resolution directing that all branches of the
government should endeavor to secure the uso
of gold and silver as standard money with the
free coinage of both under a system of bimetal
lism to be established through International
agreement. ...The diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bill was passed In the house. The
bill carries $1,873,704 Resolutions wercadoptcd
concerning tho canvassing of tho presidential
electoral voto on February 10 and considerable
progress was made with tho District of Colum
The senate on the 3d agreed to tho house
resolution fixing February 10 for counting the
electoral voto for president nnd vice president.
Senator Thurston (Neb ) made an argument on
the foreclosure of the go ernment Hens against
the Paclllc railroads. Ho gate way at two
o'clock to tho Nlcarnuga canal bill and Senator
Vilas (Wis.) resumed his speech in opposition
to the bill, but at 5. 'JO tho senate adfourncd, as
there was no quorum present. ...The contested
election caso of Cornctt vs. Suanson, from the
Fifth Virginia district, occupied the attention
of the hous, the majority report of tho com
mittee being sustained and Mr. Swanson's title
to his seat was confirmed by an overwhelming
lva ore tote.
IN the senate on tho 4th Senator Hill (N. Y).
spoke against tho bill prohibiting the uso of In
toxicants in tho capltol building and argued for
the fullpst enjoyment of individual llbertj. Ho
prolonged tho debate until the time nrrhed for
considering tho Nicaragua canal bill, when
Senator Vilas (Wis.) resumed his speech In op
position to the measure. Senator Lodge
(Mass.) got the conference report on the immi
gration bill taken up and tho senate disagreed
to It and It was recommitted. Senator Nelson
(Minn.) Introduced a substitute for the bank
ruptcy bill now before the senate. It provides
for toluntary bankruptcy on the part of per
sons owing $'X0 or more and gives preference
to debts duo the United States or the state In
which tho debtor llcs nnd to those due serv
ants and laborers. ...Tho proceedings In the
house were dull and dcioldof public Interest,
tho major portion of the time being devoted to
the District of Columbia appropriation bllL
Many minor bills were, howecr, passed.
The senate on the 6th accepted the creden
tials of Itlcbard IC Kennev as senator from
Delaware and he was sn orn In and seated, but
Senators Chandler (N. II.) and Hoar (Mass.)
stated that his title to the seat would be at
tacked hereafter. Tho Nicaragua canal bill
was proceeded with. Senator Caffery (La.)
speaking against the bill. Senator Thurston
(Neb.) reported favorably from committee the
bill to encourage the proposed Omaha exposi
tion. Senator McMillan (Mich.) introduced a
bill declaring the "Star Spangled Banner" the
national song of the United States. About 50
pension bills Mere also passed. ...The entire
day In the house was spent in clearing the cal
endar of tho unfinished business reported from
the Friday night sessions, 59 bills being passed
out of 63. The elections committee decided the
Hopkins-Kendall election contest from the
Tenth Kentucky district in faor of the sitting
democratic member. The ccnlng session was
dcotcd to the consideration of private pension
ANARCHY IN CRETE.
Terrible Helgn of Mood iiml Fire In the
City of Canen, Greece.
Viesxa, Feb. 0. An unconfirmed re
port has been received here of the mas
sacre of 1,500 Christians in the villages
of the island of Crete.
Athens, Feb. 0. The situation at
Canea has reached a crisis of blood
and fire. The Turkish troops have
joined hands with the native Mus
sulman cut-throats, The consul has
sent telegrams to the effect that the
situation is hopeless. At Ketirao. .1,000
Mussulmans assembled in front of the
government house and threatened to
slaughter the entire Chilstian popula
tion, unless all the Christians outside
of the town would consent to disperse.
The attempts to exclude the Mussul
mans from the strategic portions of
the town were abandoned, upon the
advice of the bishop,and the Christians
finally consented to retire. This con
cession on the part of the Christians,
however, does not prevent the Mussul
mans from continuing to besiege
HE WROTE A LETTER.
For That Offense Kobrrt Morton, a Negro,
Wan Hanged by a Kentucky Mob.
Howj.ino Queen, Ky., Feb. 0.
Wednesday night near Kockflcld, a lit
tle station on the Louisville & Nash
ville, ten miles from this city, a negro,
Robert Morton, was hanged. Wednes
day Morton wrote an insulting note to
Miss Tommle Johnson, a popular young
white woman, and when it became
kafcwn a posse irent to arrest him. Ho
ran, and they gave chase, capturing
him after shooting him several times.
While the officers were guarding Mor
ton a mob overpowered them nnd took
the prisoner out of their custody nnd
carrying him three miles from town
hanged him. Tho body was found
WOULD BURN LEADVILLE.
Startling Testimony Brought Out In the
Legislative Investigation of tho Strike.
Leauville, Col., Feb. 0. Before tho
legislative strike investigating com
mittee, John M. Maxwell, a leading
attorney, testified that District Judge
Owers advised him in August to move
his abstract books out of the town, as
the city was likely to be burned. "The
conditions justify me in that belief,"
Baid Judge Owers. "I have been in
the secret councils of the Miners'
union, where it was declared that be
fore they would allow other men to
take their places they would burn the
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The vicar of a rural parish who had
waxed eloquent on the subject of for
eign mission ono Sunday was sur
prised on entering tho village shop
during tb week to be greeted witl
marked coldness by the worthy damo
v ho kept it. On seeking to know the
cause, the good woman produced a coinj
from a drawer, and, throwing it down!
before tha vicar, exclaimed : "I marked.'
that holy orovrn nnd put it in the plate
last Sunday, and her it is back again, inr
sty shop. I knowed well them uig
gera never go tha money."
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