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NEWS GATHERED FROM THE TWO PENINSULAS. Detroit' Wholesale Dint riot Suffers from a Severe Fire Entailing Los of (1250,000. Judge Smith Ketlret. The employes of T. II. Ilinchman k Sons wholesale-drug house, Tii and 78 Jefferson avenue, Detroit, had just left the building1 when tire was diseov ered by the watchman of a store oppo site. Several alarms were sent in but the flames had such combustible fuel to feed upon that the entire building1 was soon a mass qtf rolling1 fire and anioke. The building extends through back to Woodbridge street and it was at this end the tire demon seemed fiercest. From this end also the llames were communicated to the large whole halo hardware house of Standurt IJros., 1)3 to Woodbridge street. This building a tive-story structure did not begin to burn until the Ilinchman lire had begun to recede so nearly all of the tiro-lighting apparatus was turned upon it. The principal loss to Htandart llros. was from water which Hooded every Uoor. There were eleven engines, two chemicals, three trucks, the water tower and the tireboat workiug, and tho last two poured such streams of water upon the Ustmcs that the spread ing1 which would otherwise have oc curred was prevented. It is the opinion of those regarded as authority that a huge conllngratinn would have hap pened had it not been for the remark ablo work of tho tireboat and the water tower. Notwithstanding the highly combustible stock of goods in the Ilinchman fire the llames were prevented from reaching the basement whero tho oil, paiuts, liquors, etc., were stored, otherwise dangerous ex plosions might have taken place. T. II. Ilinchman & Sons loss is estimated at $120,000; insurance, 630,000; Standart IJros. stock valued at J115.000, carried an insurance of $9G,000; the building was damaged to tho extent of $10,000. W. II. Edgar & Son, wholesale sugar dearers, carried a tstock of $30,000, but the hard work of the firemen prevented the tire reaching them, and their only loss was tipou a few barrels of sugar from water. The drug firm of T. 11. Ilinch man & Sons is one of the business firms prominent among the old land marks of Detroit. The original estab lishment dates as far back in the early history of the city as the year 1319. New Judge In tlm Klglith Judicial Circuit Judge Vernon II. Smith, who for 1U years has occupied the bench of the eighth judicial circuit has retired, Hon orable E. D. M. Davis taking his place. The Ionia eounty bar took occasion to testify their high appreciation of Judge Smith's character by presenting him with an elegant and valuable bronze clock. Resolutions were also unani mously adopted by the liar association eulogizing Judge Smith as a jurist and welcoming him back to the ranks as a practitioner. Judge Davis also went into oQice under very happy auspices, the mem bers of the bar all assuring him of their full confidence in his ability and integrity of character. No Spec al Session. Gov. Ilich says there appears to be little necessity of calling1 an extra ses b'iou of the legislature, inasmuch as Ironwood already has 00 daj's supplies on hand and Iron Mountain is being provided for. Kep. Wagner, of Negau uee, has been one of the stannchest advocates of an extra sessio. lie re cently wrote to a Marquette paper a strong letter eularging upon the dis tress, but ended with a significant hint that the legislature might find it advisable to overrule the selection of Newberry as the sight of the new insane asylum. This is alleged to be the real reason of his campaign. Sentenced the Fourth Time for Murder. William Palmer, who shot and killed his brother Albert two years ago at Saginaw, and who has put the county to the expense of trying him four times, has been sentenced to state's prison for 25 years. He cried like a child on being taken back to his cell. The jury failed to agree in Palmer's first two trials and in the third he was couvicted and sent up for 30 years, but he secured a new trial on error. His attorneys will appeal to the su preme court again Nunllao Farmer Suicide. John Henderson, an nged and well to do farmer, living five miles from Sanilac Centre, committed suicide in a tnngular manner. When his family returned from a funeral they found all the buildings on the farm in ashes and the charred remains of the old man lying by his bed where it is supposed he killed himself in some way after firing the house. Temporary insanity is the only reason known for the deed. Drank Wh'sky and Froze to Death. Dolph Lavigne, a single man, 30 years of age, started afoot from Fred eric for the Hanson camp, five miles cast. He was under the influence of liquor and was found frozen to death four miles from his starting place the next morning. Lavinge'shomo was at Fall River, Mass. Mark Carrington, a wealthy lumber dealer of Port Austin, is dead. Grand Traverse farmers have orirat.- fzed to encourage the cultivation of peas. Two Uerrien Springs baksrs were arrested for keeping their shops on Sunday. ' Carl Thomas, of St Louis, fell through the ice and went down twice, but was saved by a plucky woman. The Burton House and barns and the K. of P. hall and contents burned at Dclton. Loss, (3,000; partially insured. The projectors of the St. Joseph & Take Shore Hallway company, who in tend to construct an electric railway in St. Joe tho coming spring, say that they will also build an electric line from St. Joseph to South Rend, Ind. When George Lounds, agent for the American -Express company, at Akron, "Tuscola county was home, he heard a disturbance at the uoor. Ue went out and was knocked down and robbed of 1171 of express money. There is no clue to the robbers. . THROUOHOUT MICHIGAN. An effort will be made to organize a lire company at Dundee. P. Wlldman's store at Quinnesec was destroyed by fire. Loss 3,500. John Holliday, of Buchanan, fell 40 feet from a derrick and will probably die. I'.ruce Runyan, of Utica, is in a crit ical condition from excessive cigarette smoking. At Marquette all boys found on the streets after 9 p. in. will bo arrested hereafter. William Stanton, who broke out of the Ionia jail, has been captured at Cedar Springs. Albion burglars stole 8200 worth of clothing and other goods from F. F. lloaglin's store. Grand Rapids society people danced 51,000 intt the poor fund at their an nual charity ball. Seven inmates have entered the woman's a nuex at the Soldiers' Home at Grand Rapids. Evart people have sent a carload of provisions and clothing to the needy at Iron Mountain. .y- Hillsdale college, students have Hooded their athletic grounds and will make them into a skating rink. The new Alpena it Northern railroad will be extended to Cheboygan within a few mouths, and tho people are jubi lant. The Round Oak stove works at Dowa giae have started up after being closed for two months. About 300 men are emplo3'ed. John Phieffcr attempted to commit suicide at Dearborn by cutting his throat with a razor, lie is in a pre carious condition. The farm house of John Conroy, near Croswell, was burned to the ground, together with the contents. Loss, $1,500; insured. The postoflice at Clawson has been robbed of $100 in money and stamps. This is the second time in three weeks the ollico has been burglarized. The Michigan Headlining fc' Hoop Co., of Coleman, announced a cut in wages from 10 to 2" per cent. The men all accepted the inevitable. J. W. Blackford of the Grand Kap ids Dispatch was held up and robbed by a man uud a boy near Mecosta. The highwaymen get $120 and a watch. Adelbert Pangburn. of Vestaburg, while temporarily insane from the ef fects of typhoid fever, shot himself through the bruin and died instantly, j Mrs. Freemont Neil, of Coleman, j shot herself through the stomach dur ing a fit of insanity. She is about .'!() years of age. Her recovery is doubt ful. Justice William Ilyland, of Marion township, Osceola county, has been tired from ollice by Gov. Ilich. Ho had been convicted of being drunk and dis orderly, j South Haven will orgdnize a law-and-ordcr league for the purpose of c lotting up the numerous "tonic joints" which now nourish in that local option village. Dr. C. W. Colby, of Jackson, got off a train in motion near Horton and was found shortly afterwards in an uncon scious condition and considerably bruised. The Clawson postollico was looted of $100 in money and stamps. The officers have a clue. This is the second time in three months the otlice has been burglarized. Isaac Snow and Wilber Loree were arrested at Otter Lake by U. S. Mar shall Weeks, charged with counterfeit ing nickels. The case is said to be strong against them. The store of Feltus & Tradewell, who own and operate a saw mill at Kaber, Chippewa county, was burned with all its contents. The loss is $ti,000, with no insurance. State Food Commissioner Storrs is somewhat discouraged regarding con victions for selling impure food, as the law does not make the analyst's certif icate of adulteration prima facie evi dence. Frank F. Hayner left Owosso Oct. 23 for his home at lied Jacket. He reached Mackinac all right, but has not been heard from since and his parents are very anxious. He was 18 years of age. Mrs. Albert Groaters, of Holland, had her leg amputated close to the body. She had suffered from gangrene for several weeks, and this was a last resort to save her life. She is in a critical condition. Atty.-Gen. Ellis has decided, in re sponse to a question from Clerk Eddy, of Kent county, that it is not necessary for one to write his full name to legalize a document. W. H. Smith is just as good as William II. Smith. Engine No. 44 on the southbound freight train No. 24 on the T., A. A. it N. M. jumped the track in the yards at Owosso crashing into the train dis patcher's otlice. Engineer Carey was slightly injured, and the engine tank and one car was demolished. Judge Wisner, of Flint, sentenced Robert Nixon to the state house of correction and reformatory at Jonia for eight years. Nixon pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter, being impli cated with John Elder in the saloon row which caused the death of Charles London. Jacob Burridge, an. old resident of Benton Harbor, was recently convicted of arson and sentenced to nine months at Jackson. He burned his house about two months ago to unseat an objectionable tenant. Ho is an old man and the sentence will probably outlast his days. In Parsons hall, at Olivet college, unfurnished rooms can be secured at from 20 to 50 cents per week, or at half those prices where two students occupy tho rooms. Board and a fur nished room, including lights and heat, ranges from $3.70 to $3.93 per week. Table board can be obtained for $2.20 per week. The fires have been drawn from the boilers of the Davis mine, in Negaunee, and now tho property is entirely idle. Work has also been suspended at that portion of the Lake Superior hematite mine in Ishpemlng which produces non-bcssemei ore, and as a conse quence about 50 moro men are thrown out of emDlovment. THERE'LL BE A MERRY WAR. Jlerrlen's County Neat to be Moved and Nile and St. Joseph are After It. The county supervisors of Berrien county have decided to submit to the people next April the question of mov ing1 the county seat from Berrien Springs. The tight will be between the twin cities St. Joseph and Benton Harbor on one hand the city of Niles on the other. Tho following dispatches of the claims of each show the feeling already working: St. Joseph: This city has a clear claim for the county seat of Berrien county. The site offered is valued at $40,000. This is a most desirable loca tion, being directly accessible from every township in the county, except two, by four railroads now, and before ISO." the spur of tho trans-continental railway from Napnnee will be bailt, making a fifth railroad, and bringiug the immense steel plant, with 2.00D workmen and their families. This will make a combined city of the twin cities of not less than 18,000 inhabit ants. The site offered by St. Joseph is on the bluff overlooking tho St. Joseph and Paw Paw rivers, Lake Michigan, und many miles of beauti ful country. There is little doubt about St. Joseph winning the prize next April. Niles: The fight over the question of tho removal of tho eounty seat will be a hot one. St. Joseph offers a site only. Niles offered $5i,ooo and a site. There is great indignation here at the action of the board, who are consid ered a lot of chumps for attempting to give away what they could have got $."0,()00 or $75,ooo for in just as good a location. The population interested is about equally divided for and against, but it is believed the former generally will not favor the proposition, as to erect by county taxatiou the necessary buildings will cost $100,000 and add 30 per cent to the county taxation for 20 years to come. The light will be a hot one and the voto close. SPLIT HIS HEAD WITH AN AXE. A Mont Units) Murder of An Inoffensive Old Man Near Hasting. Leroy Rogers, an old bachelor about CO years of age, living alone on his 40 acre farm in Rutland township, Barry county, was found cruelly murdered in his house, everything giving evi dence of a terrible struggle. The deed which was a horrible one, was commit ted with an axe, the blade of which was buried deep into the neck of the victim while the skull just above the eye was crushed in with the butt of the axe. The murder had only been commit ted two or three hours when discovered by a neighbor. Tho body was yet warm and there was a lire in the kitchen stove. A tall man had btcn seen near the house two hours before, but not tho slightest clue has been found as to who was the perpetrator of the deed. The motive for the crime was evidently robbery, though it is not supposed that the old gentleman was possessed of very much money. I lis watch and a revolver that he was known to have are missing. A Iloon to Ilumiinlt. A number of our great and most in veterate tobacco smokers and chewers have quit the use of the filthy weed. The talisinanic article that does the work is No-to-bac. The reform was started by Aaron Gorber, who was a confirmed slave for many years to the use of tobacco. Ho tried the use of No-to-bac, and to his great surprise and delight it cured him. Hon. C. W. Ashcom, who had been smoking for sixty years, tried No-to-bac, and it cured him. Col. Samuel Stoutcner, who would eat up tobacco like a cow eats hay, tried this wonderful remedy, and even Samuel, after ail his years of slavery, lost the desire. J. C. Cobler, Lessing Evans, Frank Dell, George B. May, C. O. Skillington, Hanson Robi nett, Frank llershberger, John Shinn and others have since tried No-to-Bac, and in every caso they report not only a cure of the tobacco habit, but a won derful improvement in their general physical and mental cendition, all of which goes to show that the use of tobacco had been injurious to them in more ways than one. All of the above gentlemen are so well pleased with the results that we do not hesitate to join them in recom mending it to suffering humanity, as we have thoroughly investigated and are satisfied that No-to-bac does the work well and is a boon to mankind. The cost is trifling a dollar a box and the makers, The Sterl'ng Remedy ompany, have so much faith in No-to-bac that they absolutely guarantee three boxes to cure any case, or refund money. One box in every instance in tho above effected a cure, with one or two exceptions. No-to-bac has a won derful sale upon its merits alone throughout the United States, and can be secured at alirost any drug store in this country or Canada, and it Is made by The Sterling Remedy company, Chicago ollice, 45 Randolph street; New Vork office, 10 Spruce street. From The Press, Everett, Pa., Dec. 15, 1893. Seofleld Fanner Mixing;. George W. Pruden, a farmer living four miles from Scofield, rose in the middle of the night, harnessed a horse, bade good-bye to his family and drove away. He hasn't been seen since. Pruden has recently become involved in several petty law suits, and it is be lieved that this unhinged his mind. One of the cases was to have come to trail the day following that of his un explained departure. ' Prominent Cltl.en Probably Drowned. Allan Rains, supervisor of Sugar Is land township, Chippewa county, is missing and is supposed to be drowned. He left Sault Ste. Marie for home. On his way he had to cross the river. The ice is unsafe. He was an old settler and pioneer. A searching party has gone out. The Happy Home club, of Charlotte, has treated 40 men, and only a quarter of these have returned to the bowl. Jackson county will vote on a propo sition to bond itself for $75,000 for the purpose of building a new court house The Patrons' store at Memphis is in trouble. A Port Huron creditor, II. O. Welsh, has brought suit to secure a claim of $1,500. The Schoolcraft grange has dis banded with $150 in the treasury and chairs, orcrans and other property val ued at $300. The property will be equally divided among the Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist churches. WORLD'S FAIR BURNED. TRAMPS FIRE THE BUILDINGS FOR REVENGE. The Casino, J'erUtyle, Muslo Hall and Liberal Arts Ilulldlug llum.-Miu; Exhibits Destroyed lllg Loss, A guard of tho music hall 1n the World's Fair grounds at Chicago kicked two tramps from the building. They growled and muttered vengeance and started toward the Casino. Cnly a few minutes later fire was discovered in the Casino and soon all was confusion upon the almost deserted grounds. As the llames mounted higher and higher the cry "tho World's Fair is on lire" was carried through the southern sub urbs of Chicago in the vicinity of tho grounds. Tho people returning from work turned to gaze upon tho spec tacle audi-hundreds poured into tho grounds from all sides. From the Casino the fire demon caught the grand peristyle, and the structure burned like tinder. The fire men worked like madmen at every available point, but their efforts were vain. One ladder with several firemen on it fell with a column of tho peri style, and Win. Mackey, pipeman, was so seriously injured that he died soon after. A strong wind carried huge embers from the perist3'le to the man ufactures and liberal arts building, the largest structure on earth. Here also the llames 6prcad with startling rapid ity and .devoured the crowning glory of the great exposition. All of the American exhibits had long ago been removed, but the formalities of the custom house had detained the goods of the foreigners. There was the ex quisite French exhibit, the Russian, British, Japanese uud other sections filled with the finest of choice exhibits in the path of the demon which came on so quickly that nothing could be saved. The fire boats and engines on the lake side had subdued the llamas in the ashes of the peristyle and in the lower colonade on the southeast side of the liberal arts building, and hopes were raised that the fire had been subdued, but the llames got beyond control away up on the top promenade of the liberal arts building, and the main aisle of the building was a mass of llames, arising from the blazing brands which came from above. Remorse lessly the fire was hurling itself through the interstices of the big iron arches at the dizzy heights above. The llames wound, boa constrictor fashion, j in and around the mammoth electric light coronas suspended from the roof. Below these fearful circles of iron, likely to drop at any moment, no man i dared to go, even the hardiest not venturing within a hundred feet. Frantic horses, with heavily loaded trucks, were plunging through the aisles not encumbered with wreckage or drenched with the falling cataracts of water, most of which fell far short of the topmost llames. A great iron arch gave way directly above the French wares, and falling heavily buried them beneath the burn ing pile and they were abandoned. Back of the French was tho Japanese exhibit. This, like many exhibits, had not been released from bond and the goods could not be taken from the building. All through the great struct ure frantic exhibitors rushed seeking the safety of their goods. "Our hands are tied," said one; "nc cannot remove our wares from the building. Wo must stand idly by and see them burn. We can do nothing." With clanging gongs and clatter of hoofs, steamer after steamer rattled through the smoko down the fire-lit aisles until the center of the building was reached. They were ranged about the burning heapu of merchandise and the last struggle of the fireman was taken up. Streams of water were hurled upon the blaze, but with little effect. From above a fiery hail of embers poured down upon the firemen, the heaps of blazing merchandise grew moro and more numerous, and foot by foot the engines were forced back to ward either end of the building. The fire department fought with energy and skill; but the conditions were all against success. A fierce wind came over the lake, flinging fiery embers everywhere and fanning the flames into fierce life. Huge bil lows of flame rolled over the great glass roof, being manfully combatted by the men upon the roof, who were handicapped, however, by the lack of water. Shortly after 11 o'clock four firemen were caught beneath a crush of falling embers just outside the man ufactures building. Streams of water were instantly poured upon the mass, and soon the injured men were removed. Their names could not be ascertained by the chief, but It was said that all of tho men were unconscious when rescued, and that two of vhem were fatally injured. As he was being lifted into a patrol wagon one of the wounded men revived and raising one burned arm above his head while the other hung helpless by his 6ide, cried faintly: "Fight her, boys; fight her; we must save it." At midnight President Uiginbotham said he had been in the burning build ing over two hours; that the roof had burned and fallen, but that fortunately few of the exhibits were in the range of the falling embers. "I should say," said he, "that the loss by water would be much greater than by fire. All told the contents of the liberal arts building at this time did not exceed a million dollars in value. As to the casino, peristyle and music hall, there is no loss. We should not regret their burning, as it is the cheapest way to remove them." Various officials and others in posi tions to know estimate the total loss at from $500,000 to $1,000,000. Three Killed by Carelessness. On the Buffalo, Rochester & Titts burg railroad the first section of train 33 was to take on some cars at Rock Glen, near Warsaw, N. Y. Ten empty coal cars and the caboose were left on the main track in charge of a flagman, who must have gone to sleep and failed to set the brakes. The cars and caboose, in which three men were doubtless asleep, ran down hill at a fearful speed and struck the engine on the second section, just as it was pulling out of the west end of the yard. The caboose- and six coal cars were utterly wrecked and the three men killed. CONGRESSIONAL NEWS. Senate. Sixteenth day. Thu most alcrnif Icai.t thing in the lessum win the resolution Introduced by Senator Fryr, of Maine, declar lug it to bo the sense of the Senate that the administration commit no overt act of inter ference in Hawaii, pending tho investigation of the imbroglio by the Kenate committee on foreign alfairs. The evident object of the resolution In to declare the sense of the Semite adverse to anv Americnn Interference, cither direct or indirect, should any coup d'etat be resorted to for the purpo of restoring the queen to the tliorne. '1 ho Senator tisked tlrat the resolution lie upon the table for the pre he.nt. (Senator 11111 presented a bill limiting' t tie effort of the regulations of commerce be tween the several males and with foreign countries. A bill called lip by Senator l'ugh, of Alabama, for the relief of certain aliens w bo had acquired property in the district no ratiioned much discussion, us it developed thu tact that the aliens were Incompetent to bold property in the District of Col umbia. Kxecutivo session. Adjourned. llot'KB. The proposed program for Immediate consideration of the Wilson turilT I'll I was blocked by the filibustering of the Repub licans under the leadership of Mr. lion telle, of Maine, who insisted upon Home action upon Lis Hawaiian resolution presented before the holiday recess. An attempt was made to give two days to ;his resolution, but Mr. Ilouielle refused to consider the i lea. Both sides were ugly, hut nfler a lively row tho speaker held t hat Mr. I'.outelle's resolution was privileged. The Democratic inen.bur of the ways and means committee, were not willing to go ahead with t'0 Hawaiian discussion until the taritl debate had been gotten well under whjt, however, ami tho question of consideration was raised against the Hnutelle resolution. The Republicans then executed a flank more, ment by refusing to vote. The Democrats found themselves in the position of not he inn able ti muster a quorum. They were in check, and after revoking all leaves of absence Mr. Wilson reluctantly moved an adjournment. Kknate. Seventeenth day. Senator Hoar, of the Republican bide, introduced a resolu tion calling on the secretary of tho treasury tor his autuoritv for the payment of (special Commissioner Itlount for his Hawaiian ser vices, and Senator (iray, of the Democratic side, served notice that the Democrats would insist upon takiug up the federal elections hill and continuing with its consideration until tho measure should he finally disposed of. The object of Senator Hour's resolution I manifestly to call into question the right of the president to send a personal commissioner to Hawaii, or, inueed, any commissioner, without the concurrence of tho Senate lirst obtained by the coutirination of his nomina tion. The notice of Senator (iray indicates tht the Democrats are determined todisposo of the federal elections bill at uu early day. and before it can po-sibly be hampered by ti e tariff bill or any ot her party meisnre which might come over from tho House demanding earlv consideration. House. The Republicans again refused to vote on the question of the consideration of the tariff bill, and the Demo crats were unable to secure a qajruiu. Thus another day was utterly wasted. Senate. Eighteenth day. No session. House. Mr. Routclle xu-omptly asked for recognition to call up his Hawaiian resolution but thu speaker said the rules committee wished to pre-ent a special order fixing Janu ary 2ftas the date for a vote on thu turilT hill, and this was a matter of the highest privilege. Mr. burrows reserved nil points of order tin tbe ground that such a s; ecial order shouli have originated with the House instead of in the rules committee. Tho Speaker overruled the point of order. The question then came upon the adoption of the special order. Thu Kepubiicuns refused to vote, at least 3 Dei-io-crats also rcl'ueed, as did the I'oimlists. The vote resulted lo'J to 111 short of a quorum. A call of the House disclosed tho presence of 73 members. Three more votes were ordered mi the previous question of tho adoption of the special order, but the number ot votes fell short of a quoi urn each time and the leaders seemg a vote was impo siblu couscDtod to an adjournment. Sknatk. Nineteenth day. No session. HofSK. r'otir hours wero spent in roll c. lis anil demands for a vote on the question ot con sidering tho Wilson tariir bill. No quorum could he secured. All the Republicans mid l' pulists and about 1U Democrats refused to vote. SKNATr.. Twentieth day. The chaplain referred feelingly to the bereavement of .Sen ator Cockrell, of Missouri, in the loss of Ids ife. Senator Sherman presented a memorial from Ohio veterans asking for an InvvatUtv tion of the pension bureau. Senator Chandler introduced a resolution directing the commit tee on Judiciary to "inquire and report to tho senate their opinion as to cases in which the president may constitutionally send to for eign governments commissioners without the ad vice or consent of the senate and whether or nut there was constitutional authority for the appointment in March last without the ad li e und consent of the state of the Hon. .lames li. Rloui.t as commissioner to tho Hawaiian Islands with the power conferred f.n him by the letter of appointment and such other authorities as were given to him." Sen ator Uormnn objected and the resolution went over. The chair lahl before the senate the resolution of Senator Hour called upon the secretary of tne treasury to report the amount of money which has been paid to James 11. Rlount and from wnat fund and by what authority, Tbe resolution was referred to the foreign relations committee. Senator Frye's resolu tion, previously Introduced, declaring for non intervention by this government in Hawaiian affairs, was called up, but went over. Execu tive session. Adjourned. House. The ob structions of the minority w-s overcome at lant, although there was a pretty row doing It. Mr. CnttbiiiBs promptly called up the rejiort from the committee on rules for tbe considera tion of the Wilson tariff bill. Mr. Routelle, of Maine, demanded recognition to call up his Hawaiian resolution. He said as the Speaker wns disjajsed to ignore him, he would make a point of order that the Speaker, In attempting to give precedence to a report from the com mittee on rules over a question of privilege, invaded the privileges, dignity and honor of the House, and that this point having been made the question must be submitted to tbe House Itself to determine whether its priv ileges had been absolutely abrogated. The startling nature of this point of order caused the greatest excitement and confusion. Mr. Routelle cited a decision of Speaker Carlisle in the 4 'Jib Congress, that when a point of order was made that tbe honor and dignity of the Huse had been invaded, it was not for the chair to determine, but the House. Under this ruling Mr. Routelle hntl insisted that his point of order be rubtuitted to the House. Speaker C'rUp went into an elaborate discus sion of the parliamentary sitnation. In order, he said, to give life and effect to the privilege of tne House to change itsown rules, the rules require that when a proposition to change the rules is before the House nothing shall ho in order except one notion to adjourn. If the House feel that its honor and dignity has been assailed by the Speaker or by the execu tive, then the House can vote down this re port and the chair will recognize Mr. Routelle to call up his resolution. Mr. Routelle at tempted to continue the fight, but speaker Crisp ignored him. and at this point Mr. Reed, of Maine, came to his colleague's assistance. Not blag whs accomplished by him. however, and the House voted on the previous questlou, and the vote resulted in a victory for the Democrats. Then 33 minutes were al lowed for debate. Mr. Catching, for the Democrats, and Mr. Reed, for the Re publicans, tilling the time. Mr. Wilson offered amendments to the rule for consideration, providing for general debate and night sessions the current week: debate under the tire min ute rule to begiu on the l'th lust., and the final vote to be taken on the 19th. Mr. Heed moved to recommit the bill with instructions to amend by allowing four additional days for debate and to permit amendment by para graphs. The motion was lost. The special order was then adopted. The House then went into committee of the whole on the tariff Kin wit), Mr. Richardson, of Term., in tbe chair. Mr. Wilson spoke for an hour and a half when tbe committee arose. Set speeches oc cupied thenlght session- Mrs. Joseph Wautz. of Miarnisbun?. O., crazed with g rippe, seized her eight months-old child, !Sadie,while watchers were momentarily absent and, hurry ing to the canal near by, plunged into its murky waters. Tho bodies were re covered some hours later. Burglars blew open the safe in the postollice at Caro and secured about SCO in money and postal notes. The home of Mrs. Haddon, of Kala mazoo, was slightly damaged by fire, and Mrs. Haddon was fatally burned by blazing oil. Olmstead & Storms, Ualesburg bank ers, have made a miserable failure. It is said they received deposits and issued drafts after they must have known they were insolvent Storms is treasurer. He has resigned, but his resignation has not been accepted, and an accounting is demanded. Editor Smiley, of the Enterprise, exposed tho bank's condition. M'KIN LEY ONCE MORE. The Governor of the llunWeye Ktate In augur ited for a heeoml Term. Columbus special: (Jov. Meivinley's inauguration to a second term as the chief executive of Ohio, wan more of a social than political event. Col. James Kilbourne, a leading business man, and a possible Democrat nominee some da3' for congress, was chairman of the committee on reception. Lincoln Frit ter, of the Thurman club; Dewitt C. .lones, postmaster during Mr. Cleve land's first term; Hon. T. F. Powell, who ran asuiust FoniUer for governor; John L. Trauget, who will probably be appointed postmaster by Mr. Cleve land; Allen V. Thurman and other Democrats of 6tate or national reputa tion were conspicuous in the cere monies. About 5,00f) men were in the proces sion, which was in charge of cx-Adj.-Gen. Axline anil consisted of politioal clubs ami militia from all over the state. The inauguration proper was held at the west front of the capitol. The governor was escorted by the leg islative committee, consisting of mem bers of each house, and received a cor dial welcome from the large audience. Key. Archibald A. E. Taylor, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, in voked divine blessing upon the occas ion, after which the governor was sworn into ollice by Chief Justice Ilrud bury, of the supreme court. The gov ernor then spoke to the assembled peo ple, but did not touch upon political subjects, but dealt principally upon the progress of the state. The event of special social import ance occurred in the senate chamber, when tho governor, in charge of tho committee on reception, received the people. The Arion, Liederkranz and Maennerchor singing societies sang as one and also separate organizations. Neddermyer's orchestra and other music of high character constituted part of the program. Whiting Talks of Our Navy, Washington special: Representative Whiting, of Michigan, who is a mem ber of the ways and means committee, takes a novel view of our naval policy. In an interview lie said: "We have had no international complications worth mentioning of late years, ex cept when aome of our ships were anchored at foreign ports with noth ing for the men to do but take a hand in any trouble which might come up. What is our naval policy, anyway? To employ a lot of experts to conduct ex periments at an enormous expense to devise somo sort of armor which no known projectiles can possibly smash? We hire another lot of experts at an equally great cost to experiment for thu invention of projectiles which can pierce any urmor that is made. Wo cannot possibly succeed along both lines. Where is it all going to end?" An Aged .Man's Sad Heath. Old Mr. Vaughn, grandfather of W. W. Vaughn, president of Uoscommon, went out for a walk along the Au Sable river bank near his grandson's residence. It was a high, steep bank, covered with snow and ice, and the old man got too near the edge and lost his footing, slipping down the steep in cline into the river. The river is shal low at that point, but Mr. Vaughn was so feeble he could not getoutnor make any one hear his voice, and he froze to death. He was 07 years old. THK MAKKKTS. Detroit. Cattle Good to choice.. ..$ 4 00 to S 4 50 Hogs ft :w .. 5 45 Sheep and I. limbs 'i if) .. 4 .V) N heat Red snot No 2 til1.. N bite spot No 1 GO'.. ol Corn No z spot .'is .. as ats No - whlto spot :tl .. ;c! Hay No 1 Timothy 11 ftn .. 12 00 1'otatoo-. '' .. IK) , Uutier Dairy per lb H .. 21 , Creamery 21 .. 'M Fggsperdo. I'J .. 2i Live; i oultry Fowls H .. 7 ' t hlrkens 7 .. 0 ' Ducks 9 .. MS Turkeys 9 .. 10 Chicago. Cattle steers $ 4 9 to 5 SO ' Common 4 2ft .. 4 75 Sheep ii.xed 2 Mi) .. 3 21 l.auibs 3 0) .. 4 IIogs-Mlxod 5 1ft .. 5 40 Wheat No 2 red tfl .. 01 Corn No 2 34 .. 35 Oats 30 .. 31 Mess l'ork per bbl 12 "ft .. 11 K Lard per cwt 7 95 .. 8 00 New York. Cattle Natives $ 5 20 to 5 4 Hoss 5 tW .. 6 50 Mieep Good to choice 2 50 .. 4 00 Lambs 4 0) .. 5 50 Wheat No 2 red (17 .. ;7 Corn No i white. 42'4.. 4.1 Cats 3o.. 35tf WKEKLY TKADU KICVIKW. Nf.w York, Jan. 8. It. O. Dun h Co.'s weokly review of trade: It Is ouostionable whether tbe working force In the groat In dustries has increased as yet, though about thetirstof the year considerable Increase was expected. The number of mills start ing and stopping worn is about the same. The volume; of business represented by ex changes outside of , Vork Is hi oer cent less than fur the satno week last ye-ir. Ke gardlng the extent of decrease In various branches of business during the la-t half of 'ill. actual sales have been reported by 1.117 houses or companies shoeing a de crease of 2X7 per cent. In textile manu factures tho decrease is 41 per cent, over 47 por cent in all woolens, 43 per cent In silk, 37.1 per cent in cotton manufactures. M.i per cent In ho.slnrr und ii.ii per cent in mixed textiles, in dry goods the sales de creased only l.t.2 percent; stocks previously held having been much reduced; decrease in sales of clothing 12.3 pur cent: In Iron and steel manufacture :!) per cent: hard ware only lrt.ft per cent; hoot and shoe manufacture 1C.U per cent, but In the retail trade only II. H per rent. Tho decrease In furniture Is 27.2 per cent, In Jewelry 24. s per rent. It is an Interesting and encouraging fact that sales of groceries tiro slightly larger than last year, though a little less at the east and wost. but greater at the south. The fact that in most branches thedecrcaso appour smaller at the west than at the east, und smaller at tho south than at the west. Is one curious result of this novel in vestigation. Tho tlnal classified returns of failures for 1H3 ar not yet complete, but the reports received for the latter part of December have swelled tho aggregate ot commercial liabilities to ;fcis,4;;ij4ii, of which Ki7. ')."). IW are of manufacturing, fail ures, UI,7H,0 0 of trading failures and 47, a.)t,.'H of other concerns. Complete roturns will be given next week. For tho past week the failures reported have been all la the Unitd states, against ;CI last year, and 41 In Canada, against 17 last year. It is reported that deposits of iron have been found in Delta county. Tafln & Rand powder mill at Rlf ton, Ulster county, 13 miles from rough keepsie, N. ., blew up. Four men wre killed and several badly wounded. The explosion occurred in the glaze depart ment, whero tho powder is dried after it has gone through the other processes of manufacture. Tho explosion shock the nearby country and in tha Tillage of Ilosedale, two miles away, many panes of glass were shattered. Tho explosion was distinctly felt in Tough keepsio and tho fire department wat called out.