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THE WORLD AT LAKGE.
Summary of tho Dolly Newa
TnE civil service commission submit
ted its annual report to tho president
on tho 8th.
Up to tho 8th the inaugural commit
tee at Washington had not received an
application for a place in tho parade
from a single military or civic organi
zation in Missouri.
Maiiiox, tho youngest of tho three
daughters of President and Mrs. Cleve
land, was christened at the white houso
on tho 11th. Dr. Byron S. Sunderland,
tho pastor of tho First Presbyterian
Commissionku Wright, of the bureau
of labor, has transmitted to congress,
in obedience to a joint resolution direct
ing tho investigation, a report relative
to the employment of men, women and
children in the United States.
The postmaster-general has issued an
order establishing the housc-to-houso
mail collection and salo of stamps by
carriers to patrons at Omaha, Neb.
' President and Mrs. Cleveland gave
their annual reception to the army and
navy and marine corps nt the white
house on the night of tho 11th. It was
the final state reception of the official
term of Mr. Cleveland.
i UUXEItAI. NEWS.
The most malignant type of measles
has been epidemic for over a month
throughout Jasper, Clark, Cumberland
and adjoining counties in Illinois and
was reported on the 11th as growing
more serious. The public schools at
Toledo and many country schools had
A nisi'ATcn from Canton, O., stated
that Chaunccy M. Depew, tho notod
New Yorker, had been practically de
cided upon as ambassador to Great
Malvern, Ark., has been almost
wiped out by a flre.
Lewis Miller, living near Okmulgee,
I. T., was cremated by his house burn
ing down. He had quarreled and sepa
rated from his wife and it was sup
posed he had set the house on fire and
shot himself. Others thought it was a
case of murder.
The Wisconsin Odd Fellows' Mutual
Life Insurance Co. at Milwaukee,
which was organized in 1&G9, made an
assignment for the benefit of its cred
itors. During the past year over 5,000
members dropped out, which crippled
the company so that it could not pay
The Oklahoma live stockmen held a
convention at Woodward and Indorsed
James Wilson, of Iowa, as secretary of
agriculture and recommended F. D.
Coburn, of Kansas, for assistant secre
tary. Owixo to differences between the
McBeth Glass Co. and its employes 400
men struck on tho 11th. The men
claimed that the glass had been so bad
for several weeks that they were great
ly hampered. Tho company insisted
that the material on hand was good.
Brioiiam Citv, Utah, was visited by a
heavy earthquake shock. It was so se
vere that tho bell in the courthouso
tapped five or six times.
Electrio wires crossed in William
It. Shacfcr & Sons' sporting goods storo
nt Boston and set the place on fire. A
bupplyof powder exploded with terrific
violence, wrecking the five-story build
ing and blowing out tho windows of
The British bark Mark Curry was
burned in Port Hollo, Philippine is
lands, with 1,300 tons of sugar on board.
At Homan, Ark., Sam Leigh, a 15-year-old
boy, shot and killed Adam
Courtwright, his stepfather. Court
wright, in a jealous frenzy, assaulted
his wife with a club, inflicting fatal
wounds, and the boy tried to protect
Three masked men held up two citi
zens in Huntington, W. Va., on tho
night of the 0th and Officer Alex Mc
Claskcy gave chose and was fatally
shot. Bloodhounds wero put on the
Timouoii tho collapso of the scaffold
ing of a viaduct on a railroad in Corn
wall, Kng., 13 mem fell a distance of
150 feet and were killed.
Hon. A. II. Clark, formerly editor of
tho Newark American, and a promi
nent politician, was killed on the 0th
by a Toledo & Ohio Central train near
Granville. Ho was walking on the
A nest of boilers at the lumber mill
of Simpson & Bagdad, near Pensacola,
Fla., exploded on tho 9th killing Paul
Raymond and fatally scalding another
Geokot. Volk and his brother, An
drew, of Wanatah, Ga., were instantly
killed by being struck by a Pennsylva
nia accommodation train. Two ladies,
who were in the vehicle with them,
escaped with slight Injuries, but tho
team was killed.
The League of American Wheelmen
In annual convention at Albany, N. Y.,
on the 12th declined to admit profes
sionals, no matter of what standing, to
cither full or associate membership in
the league and also declined by a
heavy vote to allow local optlpn for
A complete canvass of the Ohio as
sembly was made by Joo Smith, tho
confidential secretary of tho president
elect. Tho result was that tho sup
porters of National Chairman Ilanua
were convinced that if a special session
of tho assembly is called to oloct a suc
cessor to Senator Shermam Hanna will
be elected by a large majority.
Tur. statement that the capi
tol at Springfield, 111., is unsafo
badly frightens members of tho legis
lature. Architects have declared that
the foundation is weak and the dome is
likely to fall any moment. '
The cashier of the First national
bank at Saltsburg, Pa., was held up at
noon in the bank on tho 12th by a ne
gro and made to hand over 8400. The
cashier gave an alarm when the negro
left and the robber was captured and
the money recovered.
Arthur T. Gorman, of Baltimore,
Md., who is said to be a nephew of
United States Senator Gorman, was
married at Detroit, Mich., on the 12th
to Miss Annie Waitman, of tho Wood
Sisters' Burlesque Vaudeville Co. Tho
marriage was performed on the stage
and the bride appeared in tights.
Failures for the week ended tho 12th
(Dun's review) in the United States
were 207, against 831 last year.
An incendiary fire at Piano, Tox., on
the 11th burned nearly SO buildings, in
cluding the business part of tho city.
Tho loss was upward of S100,000, with
practically no Insurance. The post
office was destroyed, but tho mavis
The boiler of Wyrick Bros.' sawmill,
near Magnolia, Ark., exploded and Cal
houn Wyrick, white, and John Lewis,
colored, were killed outright. John
Wyrick, one of the owncw, was fatally
scalded and six other mill hands wero
seriously Injured. The explosion was
due to want of sufficient water in tho
A telegram from Sltia, Crete, on the
11th reported that 13 villages were in
flames and that the Christians were
killing the Mohammedan inhabitants.
The livery stablo of F. M. Gilbert,
Jr., and the blacksmith shop adjoining
at Jcffcrsonville, Ind., wore burned.
The contents of the stable were en
tirely destroyed and eight horses per
ished. The firo was supposed to have
George Fowke, aged 23, son of Squire
Joseph Powee, blew up his father's
home nt Vincennes, Ind., by putting
gunpowder Into the stove. The stove
was blown to pieces and tho house
shattered, but no one was killed. Tho
son said he wanted to kill his father
A farmer went down into his potato
pit near North Branch, Minn., and was
overcome by the deadly gas, two sbns
and their mother also went in, one at a
time, to rescue the others, and wero
likewise overcome. When help arrived
they were dead.
The 21st annual encampment of the
Grand Army of the Bepublic, depart
ment of Nebraska, opened at Hastings
on tho 10th. Norfolk was chosen as
tho place for holding the encampment
of 1M8. Senior Vice Commander John
A. Earhardt, of Stanton, was unani
mously chosen department commander.
The board of trustees of Washington
and Leo university at Lexington, Va.,
on the 11th unanimously elected Postmaster-General
Wilson president in
place of G. W. C. Leo, who reoently
resigned. It was understood that Mr.
Wilson will accept the position and
enter upon the duties of his office on
July 1 next.
A darino robbery of a burro train
loaded with SIIO.OOO worth of silver,
which was being sent from Sombrete
to San Felipe, Mex., was reported.
Tho train was accompanied by an
armed band. Tho robbers captured
the burros and no trace could be found
Frank Yocuk was found guilty of
assault and battery, and sentenced to
00 days in jail at Ogallala, Neb., on the
11th for killing a yonng man named
Evans during a charivari row at the
depot last December.
The much-discussed fancy ball of the
Bradley-Martins came off at the Wal
dorf hotel, New York, on the night of
the 10th. Tho costumes were exqulsl to
and the function eclipsed everything
of the kind that had ever taken place
A rrutal murder was committed in
Scott county, Ark., on tho 10th. A
tramp assaulted and afterward shot to
death the ten-year-old daughter of a
Rufus Sharfe, of St, Louis, and
Charlie Turner, of California, met in a
fight to a finish nt the St. Louis club at
Hot Springs, Ark. Up to tho 20th
round honors wero even, hut In tho 1
25th round Sharpc was knocked out.
The grip was reported in an epidemic
form in western Illinois on tho 10th.
Hkniiv Weaver, of McGrawsville,
Ind., recently consulted a fortune-teller
and she told him that a treasure was
hidden on his farm. Soon after his
wagon struck his gate post and broke
it down and he discovered a tea kettle
containing $1,710 ki coin.
Fire at an early hour on tho 12th
caused a loss of 8100,000 in the building
173 and 174 Madison street, Chicago.
Schlmpfcrman's wholcsalo liquor store
and Gostcr's uniform factory were' the
The Pittsburgh and western selling
agencies of tho window-glass man
ufacturers will advance prices 3tf per
cent beginning March 1 in the central
and western districts.
Joseph Hildeiirandt died at Chicago
recently from cancor of the throat. Ho
was formerly a farmer near Marysville,
Kan., and his wlfo poisoned her eight
children and then strangled herself,
on account of her husband's sickness,
only one child surviving.
Morton Shephard, residing near
Muncie, Ind., had his barn burned
down and 40 tons of hay, 73 head of
sheep and lambs, 18 head of hogs, two
mules, 700 bushels of wheat, 1,000 bush
els of corn and oats and all his farm
implements burnod. The insurance
policies had recontly expired.
The medical institute at Lancaster,
O.. burnod on tho 12th. Dr. Julius
Simon, of Jackson, W. Va., lost his
Paul Wagner and his wife wero
found asphyxiated by coal gas at Mil
waukee on the 12th.
Lincoln's birthday on the 12th was
celebrated by republicans with ban
qusts nt Zanesvillo, 0., Chicago, In
dianapolis, Ind., Grand Kapids, Mich.,
St. Paul, Minn., and many othor places
throughout the country.
Tin: safe in the Clearfield, Pa., post
office was blown open recently and
$1,000 worth of stamps and S300 in cash
While a freight train was running
at a high rate of speed on the Mobile fc
Ohio road a car truck broko down
near Poe station, O., and nine loaded
cars were broken into kindling wood.
Brakcman TurccH was ground into an
unrecognizable mass under the engine
and the engineer and fireman seriously
Fire early on tho 10th destroyed a
cottage at Detroit, Mich., occupied by
the family of Stephen Rogulski. One
child was burned to death, another
fatally Injured and five other members
of the family wero moro or less seri
ously burned. The fire was thought
to have been Incendiary, as Rogulski
was suspected of having killed a man.
The Chadron (Nob.) steam laundry
was destroyed by an explosion of gaso
line and John Morris came near being
burned to death.
Incendiaries burned the school
house at Coombs, Ok.
Two cavalrymen fought a duel with
sabers at West Point, N. Y., and one
was slashed over the lips and had to
be taken to tho hospital. It was
caused by a blacksmith's daughter
favoring one moro than another at a
Georoe Da vies, a commission mer
chant at Cleveland, O., was shot and
instantly killed by his wife on the 0th
after a quarrel.
The lower house of tho Nebraska
legislature killed the bill providing for
a constitutional amendment for woman
suffrage by a vote of 50 to 38.
The international chess tournament
at New York between Great Britain
and the lTnltcd States was won by
Great Britain by a score of 5J to 4.
Fr.n: broke out in tho Roosevelt hos
pital at New York on the 13th and did
20,000 damage. Two firemen wero
hurt, but the rigid discipline of the
hospital prevented any excitement
among the patients.
The New York Post denied that there
was any combination between the Car
negie Steel Co. and John D. Rockefeller
in regard to iron nnd said that there
was no foundation whatever for the
J. R. Sovereign, grand master K. of
L., has written a letter declaring that
secret revolutionary societies, known
as tho Iron Brotherhood and Industrial
Army, are being organised in every
part of the country, with their mem
bers leagued together to resort to civil
war as a means of obtaining remedies
for the populace which they cannot se
cure by the ballot.
Six men were crushed to death in the
Freeman mine near Gouvcrneur, N. Y.,
by a cave-in. Each left large families.
Mrs. Jane N'ynv, aged 103 years, was
found frozen to death on the 14th in
her farm dwelling in Arlington town
ship, Mich., where she had lived alone
for 40 years.
A report comes from Salem, Ark.,
that an insane man In tho asylum In
that city is believed to bo George Tay
lor, the escaped murderer of the Mccks
family of Missouri.
The waste oil from the Alexander
oil wells, which flows Into a creek pass
ing through Elwood, Ind., was set on
flre by boys on tho 14th and tho flames
swept through the town and burned
two bridges and an elevator, causing a
Two Italians fought a duel in Lake
Front park, Chicago, on the night of
the 14th nnd the challenger, Botistc
Mellerl, was shot to death by Joseph
Bernasconl. The duel was deliberate
ly planned, the men quarreling over
the subject of anarchy.
The police raided the gambling dens
of Chinatown, in San Francisco, and
arrested 500 Chinamen.
Notice of a ten per cent reduction,
to take effect March 1, has been posted
nt the works of the Pennsylvania Steel
Co. nt Harrisburg, Pa. It will affect
Charles Bradlet, a prisoner being
taken to jail nt Paris, I. T., jumped
from the train while handcuffed and
made his escape.
Tho Leader of tho Knights of Labor
Writes a Sensational Letter.
REVOLUTIONARY ORDERS FORMING.
The Member Leagued Together to Retort
to Clvlt War ns a Sloans of Securing
Kemcdlcs for the Populace. Unob
tainable by tho llallot.
Denver, Col., Feb. 15. J. R. Sover
eign, grand master workman of the
Knights of Labor, has written a sensa
tional letter to the Industrial Advo
cate, with Private Dalzell's exhorta
tion for war with a foreign nation as
his text He declares secret revolu
tionary societies known as the Iron
Brotherhood nnd tho Industrial Army
are being organized in every part of
the country, with their members
leagued together to resort to civil war
as a means of obtaining "remedies for
the populace" which they cannot se
cure by the ballot Ho deprocates Pri
vate Dalzell's talk as being in a line
which might tend dangerously to fan
this sentiment into an open flame, but
asserts that when such "revolution
comes he will not be "among the cow
ards nor on the side of the plutocratic
classes." His letter is dated at Sulphur
Springs, Ark., February 5, and is, in
part, as follows:
Private Dalzell. In a recent article In tho
Washlncton Post, writes a loni? talo of woe.
Ho mentions our 2,U00,OM enforced Idlers, our
l,(M0 0J0 tramp, tho ocrcrondlni; of our penal
Institutions, tho Increase of landlords and ten
ants, the hopeless increnso of debt, end a Ions
(1st of other lamentable conditions. Conclud
ing, he says:
"Chllizatlon, as Napoleon says of armies,
travels on Its stomach, nnd It Is very hun
rry now. for the most part. Hut where can It
Be filled? Hcnco all this unrest, all this wild
war talk and discussion of Bllier and ttoMand
tariff by people who hate neither Hold norsll
rcr nor anj thing to pay customs. Kellef shall
lot come In that way. It never did at this stago
)f society. It will come In the old way, In war,
ind not otherwise; cither Insurrectionary,
rrhlch God forbid, or foreign, which Heaven
lasun. If it slnll quiet this pcoplo and elvc
.hem rest, If onlv the honored rest of a patriot's
rue, fightlw; for humanity."
Replying directly to tho sentence
quoted, Mr. Sovereign goes on to say
that what tho people of the United
States need is an agitation at home
that will force them to a test against
their own social and economic disor
ders, but that it should come through
insurrection, with all Itsrevolting hor
rors, is a proposition repulsive to all
the higher impulses of humanity.
Mr. Sovereign then devotes consider
able space to a history of two socret
revolutionary orders known as tho Iron
Brotherhood and the Industrial Army,
now being formed in this country, and
for fear Mr. Dalzell may not know
what these societies are doing he
quotes for his benefit several sentences
from the prelude of a tecret circular
now being distributed by one of the
secret societies, viz.:
Comrades: There comes a time in the affairs
Df men and nations v, hen desperation compels
the human mind to pause und brim; to its aid
that clement of reason so Ion? discarded. Wo
have reached Mich a crisis in tho destinies of
this American republic One hundred years of
national existence has demonsf atcd that tho
political fabric of our froienuient contains
within its warp nnd woof the dements of its
own destruction, with tho fact that the ballot
has proven a most lamentable failure as a, safo
Ruard of frco Institutions. In tho closlnsr of
tho nineteenth century we sec a class despotism
establishing itself upon the ruins of the repub
lic .in oligarchy Is in power, and already tho
hideous phantom of imporJallsm overshadows
us, as cmboJlod in tho autocratic claims of the
federal court nnd the nets of unbridled military
despotism characteristic of the federal govern
ment of to-daj. What is to be dono! We have
appealed In vain to tho ballot. Every trial of
strength in tho political arena has lesulted in
victory for tho unscrupulous money power.
History proves that you cannot bo freed
through tho ballot
Continuing, Mr. Sovereign says:
Scarcely a day passes that 1 do not receive
one or more appeals to join ono or tho other of
tho revolutionary orders being formed in this
country, and otters of money and arms aro fre
quently received If I will gho my efforts to tho
cause of revolution. Thus far I have persist
ently declined to give aid or encouragement to
such movement. Hut if, through tho writings
of such men as Private Dalzell, revolution
comes, in spite of nil efforts to prevent it, I will
not be found among tho cowards nor on tho sldo
of tho plutocratic classes.
SATU RDAY'S CONfJH ESS.
The Arbitration Trenty The Perrlne Grant
to lie Imeatleuted Tho Sundry Civil
Washixotox, Feb. 15. The senate
spent most of Saturday considering tho
Anglo-American arbitration treaty
without making any progress. Mr. Pct
tigrew offered a resolution, which was
agreed to, authorizing the committee
on public lands to investigate the issue
of patents to lands embraced in tho
Pcrrinc grant In Florida.
The houso considered the sundry
civil bill and Messrs. Dockery, Sayers
and DeArmond spoke against the ex
travagant appropriations of the pres
ent congress. Mr. DeArmond also in
cidentally scored tho administration
on its attitude towards Cuba.
A BRUTAL CRIME.
A Hcdalla Tough Commits a Mnrderooa
Assault on Ills Invalid Wife.
Sedalia, Mo., Feb. 15. William
Phcnlx, a tough character, made a most
diabolical effort yesterday to murder
his wife. Mrs. Phcnlx, who had been
sick in bed during tho day, was sitting
by the kitchen stove drinking a ctlp of
coffee when her brutal husband arose
as if to leave the room, but instead of
doing so he grabbed a flatiron from
the stove and rained three blows upon
her head, the iron fracturing the skull
each time. The woman fell almost
lifeless to the floor and Phenlx fled.
They Are Bobtut Although Not Very Clean
ly In Their Habits.
An old camper-out once related to a
horrified housekeeper his experience
of dish washing in a miners' camp. It
did not take much time, though the
company was numerous and the uten
sils of the kitchen were In constant
use. The reason why it took but little
time he sufficiently Indicated by the
statement that the cook pot was not
cleaned till it became too small to hold
a pudding of reasonable size. Then
somebody got a hammer and knocked
oft the hardened accretions from its
interior, till it was restored nearly
enough to its original capacity to ren
der further service. '
In Tory island, nn outofthc-way bit
of an Irish islet, and indeed to a less
degree throughout Donegal, the na
tives are not much more dainty in their
living, and their habit of letting the
grounds remain indefinitely in their
teapots has disastrous consequences.
"Every day and all day long," says a.
recent writer, "tho teapot sits stewing
in the embers of tho hearth, and at
each successive brew fresh tea is
thrown in, but the old Is never thrown
out until the pot is choked." The re
sult is an unusual and excessivo rate
of Insanity. Llttlo wonder, when a
Tory Island boy, who was questioned,
as to his usual meals, could reply:
"Stirabout for breakfast and tay for
dinner; tay, av course, at tay-time, and
stirabout for supper. Whiles we have
tay for breakfast instead and stirabout
for our dinner, and then another sup.
of tay before bedtime."
However, this diet, injurious as It Is
to the nerves, does not seem to affect
the muscles. The Tory islanders are
a robust and vigorous race, the men
averaging six feet in height nnd the
women unusually tall and strong. The
women, Indeed, have need of all their
physical strength, since It Is they
who do the bulk of outdoor work,
while the men stay at home and spin
"At Anagry Strand on a Sunday
morning," says the same observer,
"one may witness a strango sight. At
low tide more than a mile of rounda
bout is saved by wading across a nar
row bay. The men include in their
Sunday's wardrobe shoes and stock
ings. The women, by courtesy and
custom, wear 'martyeens' footless,
stockings with a loop passing over the
toe. Each good wife takes her good
man upon her shoulders, and the heroes,
are conveyed across dry-shod."
State of Ohio, Citt op Toledo, I
Lucas Countt. (
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the
ecnior partner of th firm of F. J. Cheney
& Co., doing business in the cily of Toledo
County and State aforesaid, and that said
firm will pay the sura of Ono Hundred Dol
lars for cacti and every case of catarrh that
ennnot be cured by ths use of Hall's Catarrh
Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before mo and subscribed in my
piesence, this 6th day of Deccmler, A. D.
1EK6. A. W. OLEASOX,
Seal Notary Public.
Hall'kCatarrhCure is taTk.cn internally and
acts directly on the blood nnd mucous sur
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f : re. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
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"Mohammed?" it repeated, thoughtfully,
"why, yes. I always regarded Mohammed
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Nothing creates quite as great commotion
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What was in it had nothing to do with tho
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bow els. Never sicken, weaken or gripe, 10c.
"Do you rectify mistakes here!" asked a
gentlaman, ns he stepped into a chemist's.
Yes, yir, we do, if the patient is still alive,"
replied the urbane clerk. Glasgow Times.
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