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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
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
Two Uerrien Springs baksrs were
arrested for keeping their shops on
' 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. .
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
I'.ruce Runyan, of Utica, is in a crit
ical condition from excessive cigarette
At Marquette all boys found on the
streets after 9 p. in. will bo arrested
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.

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