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.Kentucky Legislature Adjourns Aftsr Sisty Days Bickering. THE STATE TREASURY BANKRUPT. :ifo Legislation Enacted to Save the State's Financial deputation and No United State Senator Elected Free Sliver Campaign Opens. FrankfoAt, Ky., March 13. The leg islature adjourned last night after 60 clays of disgraceful bickering-. The legislature failed to accomplish the two important acts it had before it the election of a United States senator n . . .1 . 1 J A . 1 1 . u.uu me euacimeni oi legislation to save the state's financial reputation. Gov. Bradley has refused to order a ;spacial session and the state is in a bad way. The senate special committee Tracked down yesterday and offered a -.report that was mild, when the threats to unseat the governor are considered. In the house a resolution was passed denouncing' the lawlessness and in dorsing" Gov. Bradley to the end. When the senate convened yesterday evening the republicans, led by Deboe, made a fiht to bring1 up the revenue bills for consideration, but the demo crats prevented legislation by filibus tering1, Senator Goebel leading- the fight. An effort was made to unseat President Worthington and place Sen ator Goebel in the chair, in order that he might prevent any consideration of the revenue bills, but it was only pre vented by the republicans agreeing- to allow the senate to receive the report of the special committee, and then the democrats were to assist the republic ans and take up the revenue bills. After the report of the special commit tee was heard the republicans again attempted to bring up the revenue bills, but were prevented by the ma jority, and the senate adjourned sine die, leaving- the state bankrupt. The house also adjourned sine die. At the joint session of the two chambers the ballot was ordered for the last vote in the race for United States senator. Neither the democrats or republicans voted. On motion of C. Z. Brown, the joint assembly "eter nally, forcibly, everlastingly and per petually and for all time dissolved, never to meet again." When the mo tion was put, the long- meter dox ology was sung- by the assembly in a spirit of humor. The free silver campaig-n was opened by the Blackburn people in the opera Tiouse last nig-ht. Senator Blackburn -made a vigorous speech claiming- that the failure to elect a senator was a re markable victory for free silver. IRRITATING TO FRANCE. 'That Country Much Alarmed Over En gland's Intentions Regarding the Son dan. Paris, March 13. The French gov ernment,, np to this time, has not de fined its position towards the proposal to dispatch an Egyptian expedition up the Nile. There is reason to believe the proposal came as a surprise to the French government. French states men have been entertaining- the hope that an opening- of negotiations was near at hand looking to the evacuation of Egypt by the British troops. Next to the sovereignty of Germany over Alsace-Lorraine, probably the greatest source of irritation known to French diplomacy is the British occupation of Egypt The present move on Great Britain's part is doubly irritating, com ing as a check to hopes which French statesmen had allowed themselves to entertain. TAKEN TO KENTUCKY. Indicted Murderers of Pearl Bryan Now In Jail at Newport. Cincinnati, March IS. Jackson and Walling-, the indicted murderers of Pearl Bryan, are in Newport, Ky. John Bitzer, the jailer, has increased the number of his guards and the po lice of Newport have been instructed to exercise great vig-ilance. The pris oners were first put tog-ether in a sensi tive cell, absolutely dark, in which there were 20 telephone transmitters. Tn a floor above were stenographers and other witnesses. So far as hearing- any communication between the prisoners is concerned, it was a failure. They evidently discovered that it was a trap and maintained perfect silence. BIMETALLISM IN ENGLAND. The British Government Says It Will Not Depart from the Uold Standard. London, March IS. It is stated that the government will support the White ley bimetallic motion, but with the 'qualification that the government does not intend to depart in the slightest degree from the gold standard. The motion of Mr. WThiteley recites that it is the opinion of the house that the in stability in the relative value of gold and silver since the action of the Latin union in 1ST3 had proved injurious to the best interests of the country, and it urges upon the government the ad visability that they do their utmost to secure an international agreement. Enraged Over a Heavy Loss at Craps. Chicago, March IS. Enraged over -$450 loss at craps Charles H. Hinds shot and dangerously wounded John John son, in the latter's saloon on State street. Another shot struck a man named Moore. Moore will recover, but the bullet which hit Johnson en tered the left breast, close to the heart. A Newspaper Change at Fort Scott. Fort Scott, Kan., March 18. The Daily and Weekly Lantern, of this -city, has been sold to E. Tiffany, for merly of the Wichita Commoner; G. S. Worthington, formerly of the editorial department of the Wichita Eagle and Tiie v lcmia xews, uuu vx. iu. xvieeoer ger, a well-known populist newspaper man. There are upward of 200 honorably discharged United States soldiers, sail ors and marines at present living in Karsas City, Mo., and an effort is be ins' made to organize them into a Kan sas City camp of the regular army and navy union. CARLISLE A CANDIDATE. The Secretary of the Treasury Will Us Be fore the Chicago Convention. Washington, March 17. Secretary Carlisle is a candidate for the presi dential nomination at Chicago, and a public announcement to that effect will soon be made by one of the secre tary's close friends in the senate. This announcement, however, will not be made until President Cleveland has formally stated his purpose not to per mit his name to be used in the conven tion in connection with a third term. It is learned on excellent authority that the president has fully decided upon this course, and it is expected that he will make known his deter mination within a short time. Al though Secretary Olney's name has been considered with favor by the democratic leaders, it is known that he does not desire the nomination. It is undoubtedly true that Mr. Carlisle's candidacy will have the support of Mr. Cleveland and the members of the cab inet. He will go before the con vention as their representative of the sound money views of the admin istration. FATAL BLUNDER. Disastrous Result of Misinterpretation of the Answer to a Challenge. Havana, March 17. Late Saturday night ten rebels attacked the planta tion of Cans, near Mariannao, west of the city of Havana, burning the cane, the mills and the buildings. Spanish troops stationed in the vicinity saw the flames and rushed to the assist ance of the plantation. One party of Spanish troops reached the plantation first and, aware of the presence of the rebels, threw up intrenchments and awaited an attack. The second Span ish party arrived later, composed of part of a column operating under a lieutenant-colonel, who personally had hurriedlj' gathered a force and marched in that direction. Upon being chal lenged, he answered: "San Quintin Battalion." The first party mistook the name for "Quintin Bandera," the Cuban commander, and opened fire. The others answered and charged with bayonets. Official reports say the wounded and killed amounted to 44, including a captain and two lieuten ants for San Quintin. The intrenched troops suffered no loss. NEW AMERICAN -JAPAN LINE. Japanese (Government Will Pat on a Fnll Line of Steamers to San Francisco. Washington, March 17. Evidences of great activity, political and com mercial, in the affairs of Japan, China and the countries of the far East come to the legations here. As a result of Japan's prosperity, brought about by the successes in the war with China, that country has not only determined to largely augment her navy, but also establish commercial steamship linea connecting the United States with Ja pan. The Japan Steam Navigation Co. is preparing to enter this field, running between San Francisco and Yokohama, in competition with the Pacific Mail and the Oriental and Occidental lines, now controlling this trade. New steamers are to be built, and the repre sentative of the company has recently passed through Washington on his way to contract for the ships, two of which probably will be built in this coxintry and two in England. They will be oi 6,000 to S,000 tons burden, and will have a speed of several knots greater than the ships now in the Pacific service. THE DELGADO OUTRAGE. An American Shot by Spanish Troops Who Knew lie Was an American. Havana, March 17. Dr. Jose Manuel Delgado, the American citizen who is reported to have been shot and nearly killed by Spanish troops under the command of Gen. Melquiz, arrived here yesterday. He is so seriously in jured that he had to be carried on a stretcher. The captain-general has promised the promptest inquiry into the circumstances in the case, and has given assurance that the guilty per sons will be most severely pun ished. Dr. Delgado says that a number of the employes of the Del gado plantation, near Bainoa, have been killed by the troops, in cluding the brothers Tipia, and the two Guerras, father and son. The cir cumstances in the case, so far as they could be gathered at present, seem to point to a most gross and deliberate outrage upon the part of the Spanish soldiers, who were made aware that Dr. Delgado and his aged father were both American citizens. FORTY LIVES LOST. Gunpowder Kxplosion on the British Mean) ship Matadl, in African Waters. London, March 17. The British steamer Matadi, which sailed from Sierra Leone on February 5, " was to tally destroyed at Boma by an explo sion of gunpowder, March 7. The whole fore part of the Matadi was blown into the air, and 40 persons were killed, including a missionary named Hawk, and his wife. Boma, or Bomma, is on the Congo river, only about 50 miles from its mouth. Twenty two ' of the 40 killed were members of the Matadi's crew, two were pas sengers and 16 were native la borers. Sixteen of the crew escaped without serious injury. The Matadi had on board ten tons of gunpowder, a quantity which sufficiently accounts for the disastrous effects of the explo sion. The mails and the specie which were on board were saved. The vic tims of the accident were asleep at the time of the disaster. The officers ol the steamer escaped. Powers Wonld Not Support Spain. London, March 17. The Berlin cor respondent of the Times says that the Hamburger Correspondent, which is often uxed as an official mouthpiece, believes that the powers would refuse to intervene in support of Spain in the Cuban affair against the United States. A British Steamer Blown Up. London, March 17. The British steamer Matadi, which sailed from Sierra Leone February 5 has been totally destroyed at Boma by an explo sion of gunpowder. Some of her pas sengers and crew were saved, but many are missing. DEATH BEFORE DISGRACE. Postmaster Frank Ma pes, of Kansas City, Kan., Deliberately Commits Suicide. Kansas City, Kan., March 16. Post master Frank Mapes, one of the best known democrats in the state of Kan sas, committed suicide by shooting himself at his home, 715 Washington avenue, yesterday morning. The cause of his suicide was the discovery of a shortage in his accounts with the gov ernment. The discovery had just been made by Inspectors Sutton and Reid, of the post office department at Wash ington. Rather than face the charges of official dishonesty Mr. Mapes took his own life. The affair has created a sensation in this city. The last time Mr. Mapes was at the- post office was Friday night. The inspectors ar rived Thursday and began the in spection of his books. They have not yet completed the examination, but have ascertained that the amount of the shortage will be between 8,000 and 10,000. Thursday and Friday they found some discrepancies in the book accounts at the office. The postmas ter, so the employes say, always kept the books under lock and key and would not allow anyone to handle them. The shortage extends over 12 months, the inspectors say, and was covered up by false entries in the books and in reports sent to the department at Washington. PHOTOGRAPHING THE VOICE. Pictures of Human Vocal Notes the Newest Scientific Wonder. Washington, March 16. Another wonderful discovery is announced to the world. This time it is not a European scientist, but an American who makes the contribution to knowl edge. He is a professor of physics at Columbia college, New York, and his name is William Hallock. For a long time he has been experimenting with a method, now at length perfected, of making pictures of musical sounds by means of . the camera. Such perfect results are obtained that the voice of a tenor or soprano can be judged with absolute accuracy as to its quality and range without hearing it merely by inspecting a series of photographs. Prof. Hallock proposes to photograph a large number of the finest voices obtainable; also, to get as many more photographs of poor voices. By a comparative study of the two series he expects to be able to reduce the peculiarities of a good voice to a basis of scientific under standing. Incidentally comes the in teresting question of articulate speech in man and the lack of it in beasts. THREE REGULATORS SHOT. A Lion? Expected Clash Comes at Opelou sas,' La. One Man Dangerously Injured. Opelousas, La., March 16. The long expected clash between citizens and regulators occurred last night, when the regulators returned from. Ville Platte, where thej' had unmercifully beaten Mark Lazaro, a prominent citi zen of that town. The mayor of this city, learning of these facts, and having been informed that these people in tended to invade Opelousas and brow beat the citizens, appointed five special officers to preserve the peace. About nine p. m. three of the officers en countered a party of regulators, con sisting of the Roy brothers and an un known man. The latter opened fire on the officers and a general fusillade followed. When the smoke cleared away it was found that the three Roys had been wounded, one of them dan gerously, while the unknown regulator and the officers escaped unhurt. OUR MILITARY STRENGTH. Uncle Sam Can Put 9,467,694 Men in the Field on Short Notice. Washington, March 16. According to a report on the organized militia of the United States, which has just been prepared by the war department, the United States, in need, can put 9,467, 694 men in the field. The total force of the militia numbers 115,G69,of which 102,604 composed the infantry,5,215 the cavalry, 2,267 the artillery, 649 the special corps, and there were 1,443 gen erals and staff officers. New York is far in the lead in the number of men enlisted in the national guard, its strength amounting to 12,901 officers and men. Pennsylvania is second with 8,482, Ohio third with 6,493, Illinois fourth with 6,226, Missouri i8th with 2,107 and Kansas 22d with 1,815. Okla homa ends the list with 153. TWENTY INCHES OF SNOW. Nebraska Counties That Needed Moisture Now Have Plenty of It. Omaha, Neb., March 1& For 40 hours snow has been falling in Ne braska. No section has been neglected, though in western counties, where the moisture is most needed to place the soil in good condition for spring seed ing, it has been heaviest. It averages from 5 to 20 inches in depth. It is gen erally pronounced one of the finest snowfalls of years in this state. In ad dition to being timely, no drifts are re ported, and mild weather prevails throughout the state. Again Victorious. Managua, Nicaragua, March 15. The Nicaraguan troops won another victory over the Leonists at Pital. Be tween 2,000 and 3,000 men were en gaged. t The fighting was severe and the troops from Leon, Chichegalpa and Chinandega, the three strongholds of the Leonists, numbering about 1,500 men. were routed with a loss of 200 killed and wounded. About fifty of the government troops, which num bered about 1,200 men, were killed or wounded. Against the Cigarette. Columbus, O., March 15. The cigar ette and the Ohio small boy are to be strangers henceforth. The legislature of the state has so decided. Yester day the house passed a bill prohiDiting the sale of cigarettes, cigars and to bacco to minors under 16 years old. The seuate nad previously passed the bill, and later in the day it became a law. Dealers violating the statute are subject to a fine of from 25 to 5100 for the first offense. For each subsequent offense the penalty is a fine of from $50 to S300, or CO days' imprisonment, or both. BEARING AN END. Senators Will Soon Voto on the Cuban Resolutions. SOATOR PUGH TALKS OX SILVER. Be Said the Movement for an International Monetary Conference Was Futile, as England Was Against It Tariff in the llouse. Washington, March 18. The Cuban debate in the senate is drawing to a close and the expectation is that a final vote will be taken within a day or two. Mr. Sherman is keeping the question be fore the senate continuously ,so that the speeches are not likely to last much longer. Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, oc cupied almost the entire session yester day in support of the resolutions. It was mainly an argument without dra matic interest. The senator severely arraigned Minister Dupuy de Lome, of Spain, for impropriety in criticising senators. He also recited many evi dences of th9 severities and atrocities with which Spain was prosecuting the war. Mr. Morgan said he feared that fanaticism of Spain would lead her to take up the gauge of war, no matter how mild and proper the course of con gress might be. Mr. Elkins' resolution, directing the committee on foreign relations to re port on the status of the Cuban war, went over until to-day, after a confer ence between Mr. Elkins and Mr. Sher man. Mr. Mitchell, of Oregon, complained that the Cuban resolutions were mak ing no headway, and said if the Cuban question could not be disposed of in reasonable time he must insist on go ing on with the Dupont election con test. Mr. Sherman responded that he saw no reason why the Cuban question could not be disposed of in a day or so, but he did not desire to cut off speeches. So far as he was concerned, he would insist on keeping the Cuban resolutions before the senate to the exclusion of any other subject, yielding only to speeches. With this explanation, Mr. Pugh, of Alabama, was recognized for a continuance of his silver speech be gun Monday. He argued that the movement for an international mone tary conference was futile, as England would not consent to it. The house devoted the day to the bill to amend the administrative tariff act of 1S90 and passed it without sub stantial amendment. The purpose of the bill is to strengthen the act of 1890, some weak spots having been devel oped during the six years it has been in operation. One of the most impor tant changes makes increased duties and penalties for undervaluation com mence at the point for undervaluation and not at ten per cent, above the un dervaluation as provided by the pres ent law. During the debate Mr. John son, of California, asked Mr. Payne why the ways and means committee had not reported a bill reforming the tariff schedules. "If we were simply playing to the galleries," replied Mr. Payne, "we might bring in such a bill knowing it could not become a law. I hope to join with the gentleman from California in the Fifty -Fifth congress in the enactment of a law that will furnish ample protection to American industries. immigration measures. Washington, March 18. The house committee on immigration yesterday decided to favorably report two im portant restrictive measures intro duced by Mr. McCall,of Massachusetts, and W. A. Stone, of Pennsylvania. The Stone bill establishes as a requi site for admission to the United States that the immigrant shall be provided with a certificate from the United States consul or other authorized representative of the United States at the place nearest his last residence that he is eligible to admis sion to the United States under the existing laws. The McCall bill, as amended by the committee, excludes all males between the ages of 16 and 60 who are not able to read and write English or some other language. The original bill placed the age limits at 14 and 60 and applied to both sexes. The omission of females from its provision was decided upon to prevent the sep aration of families. increase of the navy. Washington, March 18. The naval appropriation bill for the next fiscal year will contain the most liberal al lowance for the increase of the navy carried by any bill since the war. Four battleships and 15 torpedo boats was the decision of the committee on the question of new vessels, which had been the principal point of discus sion in many meetings. The four battleships will be of 11,000 tons each and the cost is not to exceed 53, 750, 000 .each, exclusive of ar mament, which is thought to be an ample provision, as other ships of the same class have been built in recent years well within that figure. Five of the torpedo boats are to have a speed of 26 knots and to cost within $850,000 each. The other ten are to have a speed of 20 knots and their cost limit is 500,000 each. Smith and Crisp to Debate. Atlanta. Ga., March 18. There is a prospect of a lively series of joint de bates on the financial question in this state at an early date, with Secretary of the Interior Hoke Smith upholding the sound money doctrine, and ex Speaker Charles Crisp advocating the free silver idea. A Ganc or Hoy Kurglar. St. Joseph, Ma, March 18. A gang of boy burglars, the oldest of whom is 13, was captured by the police yester day, having in their possession a large amount of stolen plunder. The youth ful criminals are Ora Williams, aged 12; Louis Roberts, 11; Otis McGill, 12; James Marshall, 13. Scores of "rtous 1'ruttu to Death. St. Petersburg, March 18. During the recent snowstorm in the province of Orel 130 persons were frozen to death in one night. GOD'S AMERICAN VOLUNTEER. Ballinjrton Booth Has Given This Name to His Rellrloas Movement- Kkw York, March 14. Ballington Booth Saturday night furnished an official description of the standard of his new movement. It will consist of a white flag, emblematical of purity. In the center will be a large blue star, typical of hope; in the middle of this star a white cross, emblematical of sacrifice for others. In the corner of the standard, or flag, nearest the top of the staff, 45 wbite stars in a field of blue, representing the states of the union. Over the central large blue star will read the motto: "The Lord My Banner," and underneath the words designating the number of the post to which the standard is present ed. It is to be carried by a color ser geant at the head of the .parade along with the national flag. He has named his new relisrious organization 'God's American Volunteers." The volun teers will be governed by a military constitution, with Mr. and Mrs. Booth as joint presidents. The local branches will be called posts and the various grades of officers will have rank and titles like those of the Amer ican army. INCREASE IN EXPORTS. The Showiner for Eight Months Is 839, 643,992 in Excess of Imports. Washington, March 16. A state ment issued by the bureau of statistics of the imports and exports of the United States for the month of Feb ruary, and for the eight months ended February 29, 1896, shows the exports of domestic merchandise during the month amounted to 876, 366, 195, against $54,999,944 during February, 1895. For the eight months the exports aggre gated $590,269,590, or about 840,000,000 in excess of the same period in 1S95. The imports of merchandise dur ing February amounted to 562,487, 298, of which $28,524,036 was free of duty. For the eight months the im ports, dutiable and free, were $61,402, 207 less than the exports. During Feb ruary the exports of gold coin and bullion amounted to 82,183,700, and the imports to 811,559,089. For eight months the exports were 853,642,992 in excess of the imports. The exports of silver coin and bullion during Febru ary amounted to $5,362,319, and the imports to $1,411,967. For the eight months the exports of silver exceeded the imports by $30,758,204. MORE SPANISH MASSACRES. Three Instances Where Weyler's Men Up hold His Reputation as a Hntcher. Key West, Fla., March 16. Dis patches from Havana describe a series of horribe massacres perpetrated by Spanish soldiers.' On March 10, in Ha vana province, six small Cuban boys were met on the public road by a de tachment of Spanish infantry, who shot and killed them. At Palmas de Pedrose the Spaniards shot 15 non-combatants, among them being a man named Perdome, a Cuban by birth, but a naturalized citizen of the United States. Ten days ago a detachment of Spanish troops entered the town of Artemisa. The women of the town were assaulted and many young girls were carried off to the Spanish camp, where they were detained over night. Two of the girls committed suicide the next day. Two old men who protested were shot. Terrible Dynamite Explosion. Spokane, Wash., March 16. A mag azine containing 300 pounds of dyna mite exploded with terrific force in the Center Star mine in the Trail Creek (B. C.) district, imprisoning 20 miners. Mike Shanahan, Joseph Dolan andjtwo other miners were taken out dead, and Charles Collins and W. Brooke are fatally wounded. It is not known how many more under ground are killed. The most intense excitement prevails at Trail. ' Novel Scheme of Silver Men. " Norfolk, Va., March 16. Through out North and South Carolina the free silver ad vocates are organizing to elect representatives who favor their views on the silver question, and as a means of raising money for campaign purposes are opening general stores, the profits derived from the sale of the goods to be used in politics. The promoters of this scheme are baying goods in large quantities. A Chlcaco Post Office Burned. Chicago, March 16. The post office located at South Chicago, with all the mail that was to be delivered to-day, office fixtures and stamps, burned yes terday afternoon. The loss to the building and fixtures is $10,000. Maj. Hubbard, assistant postmaster, could place no estimate on the total loss, as he did not know the value of the mail on hand. An overheated furnace caused the fire. England Consulted the Powers. London, March 16. In connection with the reopened Egyptian question, it is stated that the British govern ment consulted and obtained the ap proval of a majority of the powers be fore deciding upon the advance upon Dongola. This makes the new Soudan campaign of far-reaching political im portance in its bearing upon Great Britain's relations with the European powers. A Mother Khoots Her Son. Mount Pulaski, 111., March 16. Yes terday forenoon Mrs. Charles Davis, of Lakefork, playfully snapped a revolver at her four-year-old son. To her hor ror it proved to be loaded. The ball entered the brain above the eye. The child died soon after. Sixty Million Miles Away. San Francisco, March 16. The Per rine comet, which was scheduled to strike the earth Saturday failed to ar rive. The astronomers at Lick observ atory say that the comet was 60,000,000 miles away from the earth, with no prospect of coming any closer. European Bimetallic .Movement. Berlin, March 16. The German bi xnetallists have made an arrangement with bimetallists in England, France and Austria to introduce identical mo tions, looking to the use of both gold and silver as currency, in their repec tire parliaments. PEACE IN ITALY. Bio tins Has Subsided and the Crisis Ha Certainly Passed. Rome, March 14. Out of the storm of popular anger which swept over Italy when the news of the defeat of the "army under Gen. Earatieri in Abvssinia reached here a feeling of great resentment against the Italian commander is all that remains, iuot ing has ceased. The Reservists who fled from the country sooner than go to Africa at the call of the govern ment for the class of 1873 are return ing, and it is not believed any steps will be taken to punish them. Nego tiations with King Menelikshave been opened, it is anticipated that peace will be concluded before long and the war office has countermanded the instruc tions sent to various points for the hurrying forward of reinforcements to Africa. The new cabinet is at work and the financial situation is brighter than anticipated. To cap the peaceful climax, comes the pleasant report that Emperor Wil liam, of Germany. Emperor Francis Joseph, of Austria, and King Humbert will meet at Genoa in a few days, ana. that a series of brilliant fetes will mark this public proof of the renewal of the; ties which compose the Dreibund, which is intended to demonstrate to all whom it may concern that Italy, instead of being friendless, upon the verge of bankruptcy and encumbered by a tottering throne, is strong in the earnest support of Germany and Aus tria, and will be backed by Great Britain in any great emergency. REVIEW OF TRADE. Large Hope but Little Actual Business Waiting Still the Rule. New York, March 14. R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: Waiting is still the rule. Large hope but little actual business explains the strength of some markets and the weakness of others. The feeling that the spring of 1896 ought to bring larger business will not suffice to meet expenses all the season if the larger business does not come. It is especially noteworthy that prices of materials have varied quite differently from prices of manufactured pro ducts, although in most cases the advance last fall was commenced by extraordinary uplift ing of prices for materials. Cotton goods sell but slowly, notwithstand ing recent reductions in price and the enor mous accumulation of unsold stocks causes ap prehension in many quarters. In woolens the demand is very largely for low grade goods and fierce competition affects the prices of the better grades materially. In clay worsteds the manufacture has been so far overdone that stoppage of some most Important works is con sidered not improbable. The market for wheat is weaker, with no better reason than the government report of wheat in farmers' hands, which is altogether out of keeping with the government estimate a year ago, and yet is probably more nearly correct. Corn is a shade firmer, without ap parent reason, and cotton maintained a six teenth, although the prospect of yield this year is at least as good as it has been at any time. Failures for the week have been 300 in the United States, against 200 last year, and 60 la Canada, against f7 last year. THE TORRENS LAND LAW. Transfers Can Be Alade in a Few Moments and the Title Is Assured. Chicago, March 14. The practical value of the Torrens realty law has been demonstrated by the first trans fer of property that has taken place under it. The time required for the whole transaction was less than an hour, no longer, in fact, than it would take to transfer a certificate of bank stock from one person to another and have it duly entered on the books of the bank. The Torrens law has made certain changes in the old rules for the transfer of real estate, declares what shall be sufficient notice of title and the number of years after which no title can be contested; pro tects infants or persons under disa bilities who are unable to prosecute a suit within the time limited, and a fund is established out of a portion of the fees paid in to reimburse any losses such claimants may suffer. A case in volving the validity of the law will come before the supreme court on the 18th inst., and the decision will be looked forward to with general in terest. Domestic Kx ports. Washington, March 14. The state ment of domestic exports issued yes terday by the bureau of statistics shows that the amount of breadstuff? exported last February was $13,017,403, an increase over February, 1895, of nearly 100 per cent. The cotton, ex ports during last month amounted to $22,387,995, against 313,258,817 during; February, 1895. The exports of min eral oils for February amounted to S3,975,059, an increase of about $800, 000. The exports of provisions during February aggregated $12,190,733, against 13,505,163 for February, 1S95. Election of United States Senators. Washington, March 14. The senate committee on privileges and elections this morning directed a favorable re port on the proposed amendment to the constitution providing for the elec tion of United States senators by the popular vote of the people. The joint resolution and report will be submitted to the senate in a few days. A "Katy" Train Held Up. Greenville, Tex, March 14. The northbound Katy was boarded by a masked and armed man who entered the sleeper and went through the pas sengers. The amount secured was smalL As the train neared the city he jumped off. He had a confederate. Officers are on the trail. Murder at a Prayer Meeting:. Guthrie, Ok., March 14. A row took place in the colored Baptist church in this city last night, during the prayer meeting. Tobe Adams drew a razor and fatally cut Deacon William Mo Lain. Adams is in jail. Cigarettes Blacklisted In Iowa. Des Moines, la., March 14. The anti cigarette bill, previously passed by the house, passed the senate and unless vetoed goes into effect July 4. The bill prohibits both the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and cigarette paper except by jobbers for use outside the state. Burned in Their Home. Columbus, O., March 14. George Todd, wife and family, last midnight, in Logan county, awoke and founJ. the house on fire. One child was burned to death, a girl will die and the father and others were badly burned.