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PUBMBIIKD WBBKLY. ERD CLOUD. NKBUAHKA The climate of New York is abating. Tho Central Park Meteorological ob servatory has records covering a pe Mod of 32 years, and these give strong evi dences that the winters are growing milder. Germany's new mllltnry uniform will ho grayish brown cloth for coat and trousers and capR. The helmets will bo of brown cloth and will liavo tho brass Bplkcs. Tho shining but tons, buckles nnd ornamentu will bo dono nway with. A thirty-two story building Is to be erected at tho nouthoaatcrn corner of Broadway and Thirty-third street, New York. Tho lot Is 118 feet C Inches wldo on Broadway and 97 feet 7V4 Inches deep on Thirty-third street. It will bo tho highest building In the city. Philadelphia capitalists now propose toemploy wator-power Instead of steam In the production of electricity. The plan provides for the use of some river which may be dammed, ami tho Sus quehanna, tho Putapsco, tho Delaware and the Schuylkill havo all been sug gestod. Klectrlclty will bo carried on heavy copper cables to Philadelphia and other cities. Tho uninitiated generally havo a fond delusion that n dozen means twelve things, but In trado tho doz?n varies greatly. In tho Staffordshire potteries, for Instance, n dozen repre sents that number of articles which can bo offered for any fixed price; thus tho dozen varies, the prlco Is constant. Plates aro among tho comparatively few articles which In that trade art told In dozens of twelve, and some things uro sold In jlozcns of sixty, sev enty and eighty. Of the thirty-nine ruling princes In Ktiropo twenty have no direct male heir. They Include, among German princes, tho King of Saxony, Uavarla and Wurtemlierg, Grand Dukes of Saxe Weimar, of Mecklenburg Schwerln and of Hesse, tliu Duko Saxe Alteuburg and Saxo Coburg and Princes of hippo and both Hchwnrzburg. Hesldes theso there are tho Czar of Russia, tho Km peror of Austria, tho Kings of Italy, Spain, Uclgltim and Servla and the Prlnco of Liechtenstein. A novel cure for tho toothache was Inadvertently applied by Dr. Parmer tler, at Tremont, N. Y. A man suffer ing from a raging tooth called at tho dcnltafs house at night, forgot to ring tho bell, found tho outer door open, entered tho hall, unintentionally stepped ou a burglar alarm, and thus brought tho dentist to tho dark hall with a pistol In IiIb hand. Tho dentist threatened to shoot, and tho visitor was so terrified that the ache depart ed from his chattering teeth. A will recently filed for probate In Washington, D. C., brings to light an Interesting bit of history. After serv ing as a gunner In tho Crimean war nnd being personally rewarded by Queen Victoria with a medal for his bravery on tho field of battle, George Collins deserted from tho British army nnd camo to the United States. Dur ing the Diamond Jubilee celebration of tho Queen, ho petitioned the throne for a pardon for desertion and on ac count of his own oxplauatlon and his past bravery his request was granted and a full pardon was issued under the Imperial signature. Tho wisest words spoken In a recent meeting of young New Yorkers, which was addressed by three consplcuour. millionaires, were uttered by Mr. Col gate lloyt. "Huslness founded on friendship Is friendship endangered,'1 said ho, "but friendship founded on business Is friendship assured." Half of tho proposition, that fair dealing wins good will, would bo assented to by everybody. But many men havo had to learn by sad experience that nothing so surely transforms a friend to an enemy as the suspicion that ho Is viewed and used as a sort of conv merclal convenience. It la rather surprising to learn that our modern cup defenders sail no fas ter than a vessel of about the same elzo built In 1803. That statement, however, Is mode by a noted naval ar chitect of Boston. Ho declares that the famous Salem privateer America, of tho war of 1812, sailed faster on her best point with tho wind on tho quar terthan any of tho crack racing yachts' of today. Her log shows that sho frequently mudo thirteen knots with tho burden of a warship, whilo tho best speed of tho cup defenders of today Is llttlo better than fourteen knots In racing trim. It Is an inter esting fact that tho architect In ques tion, a lineal descendant of one of tho builders of the privateer, is himself designing a Ixiat to defend tho cup this year, no aoes not expect to his ancestor. surpass Charles Day, of Marshall, Mich., was Bitting in a barber shop getting a hnlr- cut when tlio Idea struck him that It would be real funny to touch tho bar ber's hand with tho lighted end of his cigarette and see him Jump. Ho did so nnd tho results wore surprising. The barbor was Just rubbing somo bay rum onp Day's head and the cigarette ignited tho alcoholic mixture, which blazed up like a torchlight procession. In four seconds there wasn't a hair left on Day's cranium and ho ban uwoni off on practical Jokes. BLACKMAIL CHARGE Schuyler Merchant In Clutches of tho Law. FINDS HIMSELF IN UGLY SCRAPL Arematlon Marie tj roitofflre Impee- tar Said to Have Written Senator Kearn, of Utah, Demanding Money l Keep Hllent. Postofllcc Inspector W. T. Sullivan of Denver has just turned a, clever trick, He has placed KrucstL Woltor, a Schuyler, Neb., merchant In jail in Omaha for 'what he claims is an at tempt to blackmail Senator Thomas Koarns of Utah out of five thousand dollars. Inspector Sulllvnn says ho used tho mails In an endeavor, and his bad penmanship brought him to grief. Woltor also It is alleged, wrote a threatening letter to the senator's wife, demanding twenty-five hundred dollars, and stated that If ho did not get It ho would kill the children. Sen ator KeariiH put the letter In the hands of Inspector Sullivan, who went to Schuyler nnd got his man. Some years ago Woltor lived in Salt Lake City ami there became acquainted with the fact that Kearns had money and a very charming family. Woltor was n mer chant, but it is charged, led a rather fast life. In Schuyler ho runs a store nnd stands well in the community. Mo hails from Wisconsin originally and sprang from a good family. The letter it is charged ho wrote to the senator Is an follows: Salt Lake City. Feb. lit. Mr. Thomas Kearns: Permit mo to bo the first to congratulate you on your honor. You are now happy in your fortune, In your family and in your wife. You have a sulllciency of this world's goods nod to spare. Hut how did you get your start In life'.' Dead men tell no tales. I want five thousand dollars and I must have it right away. I have noth ing to live for if I do not get it, and would as soon die with you as in any other way. I want five thousand dol lars Now If you have any love for your family or any respect for yuuisoif yon will send mi: that money. Get some magazines and place the bills between thr leaves and address the package to box 44 1, Schuyler, Nidi. I will run down to Schuyler and got the money and your family will re main undisturbed. If it is not there I will come to Salt Lake and you will suffer tho consequences. (Signed) M. D. Cox. Woltor says he is innocent of the charge, and that a traveling man has put him in a false light. ENGINE DRIVER WAS DRUNK Ituim Truln Into (lung of Workmen, Kill Inc Thirty. The Moscow correspondent of tho London Dally Mail says: "During the recent heavy snow storms fifty men were sent to clear the snow out of a railway cut near Wol ovo, Hussla, on the ltiaau-Ural line. They were just lenving tho cutting when the train came down at full speed and crushed about thirty men into shapeless masses, their clothing clog ging the axleh and stopping tho train, inquiry shows that the engine driver and all the guards were drunk. Wind Toppled the Wall. Two convicts and a guard were bur led by the falling of a wall at the peni tentiary Thursday. By a miracle none were seriously injured, though it was two hours before the last one was res cued. The men were C. F. Murphy from Phelds county, Henry Bolliii from Douglas and Peter Larson, a guard. They were in the kitchen under the ruins of the turnkey preparing supper. Tho old wall dividing the turnkev from the administrative section, lelng the old main entrance, was toppled inward by a gust of wind. Thrco men who sat at the dinner table near the south door had the brief warning of a few stray rocks and dashed for safety. As they reached the doorway the floor floor fell through throwing them vio lently into the bakery beyond. Nut .Many l.lni'H AfTcctril. A statement piepared at the bureau of statistics shows that during the last year the export value of American goods exported to llussiu. not affected by the lecenl decree of the Ihisslnu government in retaliation for the countervailing' duty, imputed by this government on Itussian sugar, was 87.7US.020, while that affected amount' ed to 5t2.s72.42li. Charged With .S hulllnc At Chicago. William A. Stelnbnm. a member of the National Ticket Brok ers' association, and .lames Adlor, an employe of Stelnburn, were arrested charged with uttering forged papers In the nature of railroad passes. It is charged their operations have' been carried on for the past five years, and that many western roads have been victimized. In u IliTtttier'it lluiida. The International Zinc company, of Joplin, Mo., has gone in the hunds'of a receiver, with nssets which are said to be practically worthless. The compa ny was capitalized at 81,000,000 and sold its stocks iu various American and English cities at almost par, much of the stock being bought by wage-earners. DrmuiTUtK .Niiino Harrl-ion. The Chicago democratic convention Marcli .', nominated Cartvrll. Harrison for inavur, MONTANA ELECTS. Vndlock Ilrokcn nnd l'arli Glh Choiien Ntnntor. A Tlelena, Mont. March 8 dlspatcl Aays: At 3:30 this morning, although the legislative clock testified that it was not yet midnight, Hon. Paris Gib son (deim) of Great Pails, was elected United States senator for the term ex piring Marcli 4. UK).'.. For almost the entire term of th life of the legislature that body has been voting dally for a senator, but with no result. Mr. Gibson's election came as the result of the withdrawal of H. L. Frank, who had been tin leading fusion candidate. Mr. Gibson was born in New Hamp shire ,7uly 1, 1830, and was educated a) Kowdoln college, graduating in tin class of IBM. He located In Minneap olis in 1H5H, building the Urst flouring mill in that city. He operated tho North Star woolen mills of that city. He came to Montana in 1871), locating at Ft. Benton in the stock business. In 1892 he became interested in the possibilities of the water power that could be developed by the falls of the Missouri river at tho cite of the prei eut city of Great Falls, of which lie Is called the father, dames .1. Hill joined him in the enterprise and the result was the growth of a city of 12,000 on the prairies, besides tho vast water power, Mr. Gibson was a member of the state constitutional convention and of the first senate of tho state legislature. He has always been a strong democrat. GRAND ISLAND, MARCH 14 WhUt riuyvTH Will Hold Third Annua) Content. The third annual meeting of the Ne braska Whist association will bo held atGraud Island, Thursday and Friday, March 14 and IS. Whist players of tho state are Invited to participate in the contests, one being a team contest for the Lincoln challenge cup trophy, in which four members from any club may participate, the other being u pair contest in which any two players can participate. Tho team winning tho contest will bo entitled to tho Lincoln challenge cup trophy, and a suitable trophy will go t6 the pair having the highest average. Whist players inter ested may secure information of the meeting by addressing VY. A. Prlaco. becretary, Grand Island. Nutloa Taken All lllame. A Wislilta, Kits., dispatch says: In the trial of his absent wife, David Na tion took the staud and said that sho began her crusade against saloons upon the advice of himself and Kd b-mplo of Medicine Lodge as lawyers, telling her that saloons were outside the pale of the law and could bo abated In any manner any individual may choose. The court sustained an objection made to the evidence and ifj wub withdrawn from the jury. Allen Ntltl a Member. In the United States Senate Friday last, u motion was made to proceed to the consideration of executive tusiness. Senator Hoar of Massachusetts de manded a roll call, the purpose of which was that the name of Senator Allen of Nebraska should bo included, thus oflicially in the roll of senators. This settles all questions as to Mr. Allcu's status and right to draw pay in tlie new congress under his appoint incut. Job for Kx-Henatora. Former United States Senator Carter of Montana has been appointed by tho president a United States commission er to the St, Louis exposition. He has accepted the offer. The position pays 9.1,000 a year. Three others were named, being ex-Senutor Thurston of Nebraska, William Lindsay of Ken tucky and George W. McUrlde of Oregon. Throat Cut With Ilaior. .Mrs. Myrtle Webster is at the coun ty jail at Topeka, Kan., charged with killing her husband, Norman Webster, t their home near Fourth and Leland streets. A razor was the weapon used. Mr. Webster's tluoat was cut from ear to ear. No motive is known for the deed. Mrs. Webster is thought to be iiiMiue. Arreted on Murder Charge. The dead body of David Forsythe, a r.uductor on the Fifty-ninth street ti.ss town lino at Now York, was 'onnil on Fifty-ninth street, near First t venue. Death was caused by a pistol Aound in lite left side of the head. It Is thought the man was murdered. The police arrested .lolin Quluu, a muUuman. on suspicion. IiinIkIr He I'oucht u Duel, A Loudon dispatch says: ,lohn Wil son Duraiit, who was reported to havo tccu killed In a duel, said to an Asso ciated press reporter that although his death notice was a "fake," tho duel actually occurred, and that lie wounded the liusslan count, who was the "pro feet of Siberia." AKuhuildo Located, Cnconfirmcd information coming ftom native souices says that Aguin ahlo is iu hiding in the province of lsa- ueiiii, on i ue norinem coast or Mizon island. American troops are scouting In that section of the country. Darrell Set free. The jury In the Darrell murder trial .it I remont, Neb., gave a verdict of not guiltv, after being out only two hours. The verdict came as a great surprise, as it was believed by persons who hud followed the trial that Darrell would be given at least a manslaughter t-entcucc, lon Win. The eighth annual Iowa-Minnesota debate was won by Iowa, who took the negathe side of the question, "Is it i'nwise for tho States to Tax Per sonal PropertyV" OUT OF RESPECT Legislature Adjourns on Hearing of David Brown's Death. FLAGS ARE ORDERED TO HAIF MAST. Home and Henate 1'roceedlngi Railroad lillli on File Antl-1'aai and Com modity Hate IIIIU Dumped . at Foot of Calendar. Lincoln, Neb., March 7. Both house" of tile legislature adjourned yesterday out of respect of Beprescntatlve David Brown, who died at his home in Ne braska City yesterday moaning. His death was not unexpected by the mem bers, who know of his serious Illness. It so happened that in tho house the news was received while tho members were engaged in passing the bill for a library commission, which was intro duced by Mr. Brown, and to the pass age of vvhich he devoted his energy. An effort was made to pass tho bill unanimously out of respect for his memory, but the suggestion from Meekly of Seward came after tho mem bers had voted to take a recess till tho joint session, and it could not then be entertained. The house and senate appointed com mittees to draft resolutions of respect for Mr. Brown and the house ordered his desk draped In mourning for tho remainder of the session. The Hags on the capitol were order to ily at half mast till the time of Mr. Brown's fu neral. This will probably occur Sat urday morning. The house appointed a committee consisting of Representa tives tivnns, Marshall, Wilkinson, Hanks and Hathorn to attend the fu neral. A special trlan will probably be run to Nebraska City Saturday morning at 8 o'clock to accommodate the members of the legislature who de sire to attend the services. Speaker Sears has selected the house sifting committee, which under tho resolution of appointment has the abso lute power to advance bills ou general file. The committee consists of Laflin of Gage, Andrews of Frontier, Mockott of Lancaster, Jouvenat of Boone, .Mead of Douglas, Bcekly of Seward and Loomis of Dodge. The house committee on cities and towns met yesterday afternoon and listened to all persons interosted in tho charter from Lincoln. A long session ensued, during which a good share of the bill was gone over. The citizens of Lincoln were especially Interested in the tax commissioner provision. The senate received a batch of rail road bills yesterday from the railroad committee, of which Owens of Dawson Is chairman. The committee recom mended that the entire batch be placed on the general Hie. Ab the general fllo is now overburdened, bills put on at this late day are not likely to be reached unless tho sifting committee digs into the pile and brings them ou for consideration. Thus far the sifting committee has not done anything, but it may got to work in a short time. Tho railroad committee got rid of all the bills be fore it. Oue of tho measures placed on file is an anti-railroad pass bill, another Axes maximum rates on sta ple commodities, such as coal, lumber grain and live stock, making a reduc tion of from 15 to 23 per cent. An other reduces express rates IB per cent. Senator Crounse'sblllto sell the gov ernor's mansion was also placed on Hie. Mr. Crounse declined to accept an appropriation from the stato for house rent when ho was governor and ho now proposes to make other gov ernors go without a house or houso rent at the expense of the state if he can have his way. Tho insurance com mittee of which O'Neill of Lancasttr is chairman also dumped some Insur ance bills at the foot of the general file. TURKEY'S TREASURY EMPTY Account for Inability to Make I'aymeut ou Cruiser. It is now believed that the delay In payment of the first instalment on the cruiser ordereil by the Turkish govern ment from the Cramps of Philadelphia Is caused solely by present poverty of the Turkish treasury. It is expected however, that the first payment will shortly bo made, thus keeping the con tract in force. "Public business is paralyzed by the pecuniary straits of the government," says the Constantinople correspondent of London Times. "The sultan's irudes ordering payment to various state creditors remain inoperative. The fi nancial commission is powerless even to provide traveling expenses for the mission to China which tHe sultan is impatient to dispatch." KIIU llli llrothur. In a disagreement over business af fairs Texas Kascoo, prominent Inju'ash villo, Tenn., business circles, shot and killed his brother, Lou HascoeT Tex Bascoe, who was released on ball, would say only that he was justified In killing his brother. Tho only two witnesses declined to talk. Creamery Ilnlldlnff Haiiinged. Tho South Platte creamery building at Stromsburg, Nob., caught tire and was well under way to burn when tho tire company turned on two streams of water and put the fire out. The second story of the building is pretty badly damaged. The loss Is covered by In surance, i (Jots 21 Year. Samuel Moser, who murdered his wife and three children, was, at Peoria, III., sentenced to twenty-one years in tho penitentiary. SENATORIAL ROUGH HOUSE Upper Homo ' Hound In the Normal School Mill. Lincoln, Neb., March 8. A rough house was created yesterday in the stir, a to over the bill to establish two now normal schools. After It was over Uansom of Douglas who took no part In the row called attention of tho re publican members to tho striking fact that it was possible to have a rough house in the senate without his aid or consent. This was the third day's considera tion of this bill. The reading on pre vious sittings of the committee of the whole never went beyond tho radius of tho second section. Trompen of Lan caster was in the chair. Young of Stanton who had tho floor when tho committee arose before proceeded with hjs speech in favor of one school in the Third district. He. was personally against tho bill, but his constituents wanted one of the schools. Others spoke and numerous amend ments wore offered until the friends of the bill, led by Allen of Furnas and Currie of Custer became exasperated and tried to shut off discussion and recommended the bill for passage. This gave rise to strong resistance from opponents of the bill and a parliamen tary wrangle followed in which con siderable beat' was shown. Tempers were lost, but in most cases recovered when tho committee finally succeeded in arising at 0:30 p. in. without having done anything except vote down num erous amendments. The house passed a number of bills and iti committee of the whole dis cussed a bill for tha appointment of a commission to draw up a new revenue act to be .submitted to the next legis lature. This bill was indefinitely post poned after a long discussion and by a decisive vote. This indicates that the members of the house do not de slro any new revenue legislation of a sweeping nature and that the asser tion that tills legislatro would give new laws of this character was un founded. It is not too late to pass amendatory acts of which an unusual number are before tho legislature! and if the friends of this kind of legisla tion are active, they may succeed in passing somo of these laws. In the discussion in the house, many mem bers said that tho present revenue law would meet oil needs if it were only enforced. Tho special lobby investigating com mittee reported in the house yesterday morning. The report was signed by all members of the committee and when it was reud, it created a stir. It carried censure for the two members of the lobby first mentioned when tho committee was appoinecd, Messrs. Robert Druesdow and F. W. Barber. It also implicated cx-Kcpresentative O. S. Moran, of Platte county, as one who approached persons interested in bills and asked to bo remunerated for as sistance that ho could render iu smoth ering bills or in pushing them along. Mr. Moran was a member of the fam ous Mutz smelling committee that investigated the state institutions un der order of a fusion legislature. His friends said yosterday that they would demand a more complete explanation of the testimony regarding him, and ;liat they would insist on more publi city for somo matters which have been clouded iu mystery by the committee. An attempt was made yesterday to go into the matter as soon as the commit tee report was read but ou motion of McCarthy, this discussion was made a special order for 10 o'clock this morn ing as soon as tho houso convenes. The committee explained in the re port that the reason more complete findings were not made was because of the risk of injury to the reputations of persons who might bo entirely inno ceut. Silver Ilepuhllonut Disband. A Boise, Idaho, March 7 dispatch says: The silver republican party of Idaho was formally disbanded by mem bers of tho stato committee, members of the legislature and others. An ad dress was issued in which the mem bers of the party aro advised to affil iate with the democrats. The atti tude of the republican party on the financial aud other questions is con demned. Children llurnrd to Heath. A dispatch from Marion, Ind., says: The eightecn-months-old son and tho two-year-old daughter of Mrs. Peel, a wldow.llving at Matthews.were burned to deatli and the home of the family was totally destroyed. The mother was visiting a neighbor and left the children alone. They played with the wood tire In the stove and it is sup posed they pulled coals on tho floor. Nineteen Ycur. Nineteen years In tho stato peniten tiary was the penalty imposed upon Nicholas ,1. Gentleman at Columbus, Neb., by Judge Hollenbeck, for the fatal shooting December 5 of Soran Olesou of Platte Center. Gentleman having been convicted two weeks ago of murder In the second degreo. Kilted by Mglitulnir. At Welsh, Gu., on March B, the wife, the twelve-year-old son and six-year-old daughter of P. M. Morgan were killed by a stroke of lightning, which also set fire to the Morgan home. General Benjamin Harrison is very tick at his residence oii North Dela ware street, Indianapolis, Ind., but it is impossible to discuss his ca:e with out permission from the family, and this was refused by Mrs. Harrison, Sho said tho general 1b suffering from tho grip, but that his condition wa not alarming. SllkMIIU Strike Settled. The strike of the silk mills of O'Con nor Bros., at New York City, was set tled on March 0, the weavers receiving the 25 per cent increase demanded. HOUSE ADVANCES A BILL Action Taken Over the Head of Hlftlnjg Committee. Lincoln, Marcli 9. In the house yes terday the action of most importance was that taken against the sifting committee. The members when they appointed a sifting committee made the rule that no bill was to be advanced outside the committee. The members of the committee had tbeen announced on Thursday, but yesterday morning,! before the sifting committee was or ganlzed, Ollis moved to advance to the head of the general flit house roll No. 2ffi, a measure lowering rates on live tock from 82 to 84 a car by changing pound rates to carload rates. After considerable talk about the lights of the sifting committee, tho motion to advance the bill failed of passage because it did not receive a ma jority of the members-cloct which is required to a rule of the house. It was given a majority of members vot ing but this was insufficient upon the rules. A little later in the day Loomis of Dodge, u member of the sift ing committee, moved to or- der to a third reading the bill provid ing a charter for cities of the boeond class. After a long discussion and a call of the house, the motion received sullielent votes to order the bill ad vanced. Taylor of Custcrcallcd atten tion to the fact that the house had re fused to advance another bill and ho said lie would vote for this simply to show that the house conld disregard its sifting committee entirely and ad vance bills at will. The bill providing for a supremo court commission of nine members was considered ugaln in committee of the whole and the amendment providing from what parties the members should be drawn was stricken out. In the ex act form in which the bill camo from the senate, it was recommended for passage. Tlie senate declared a truce yester day on normal schools by making that subject the special order for Tuesday at 2 o'clock. The South Omaha charter was rushed through without considera tion and orderod to third reading. This bill has passed the house but has re ceived little attention in the senate. VanBoskirk of the committee on ap pointment reported for passage his legislative apportionment bill and it was placed on the general file. As th? house now contains only f2 republi cans, several of whom arc absent on account, of illness, the majority in that body is not considered safe at present and the senate must take the initiative ou apportionment bills. At present the outlook is not bright for the pas sage of bills of this character. A bill by Edgar, providing for a jury trial in cases of constructive contempt of court, was indefinitely postponed. Delaware Unrepresented. A Dover, Del , March 8 dispatch aays: The last day of the present ses sion of the legislature brought a large crowd to Dover. Promptly at 12 o'clock tho senate entered the house chamber, where the joint session of the two houses was held. There wuu intense excitement when the presiding officer called for the ballot for United States senator. Tlie two houses voted to separate after having taken 4.1 ballots. This will leave Delaware unrepresented in the senate. Delaware has not had a full repre sentation in the United States senate since the expiration of former Senator Anthony Hlgglns' term in ltH.". Flatto Ice Gorge Broken. Trains passed over the Burlington's. Platte river bridge at Plattsmouth for the first time in twenty-four hours. The ice gorge which threatened the destruction of the bridge was finally broken up, although not until after the tracks in various places had been washed out, permitting the water to pass away ami thus, to a great extent, relieving the strain upon the bridge. Many of tho inhabitants of the river bottoms sustaiucd quite a serious loss to property as a result of the flood, but since tlie water has receded they are returning to their homes. Divorce Uud Klopoment. Judgo Pcrkius of the Kent circuit, .ourt, at Grand ltaplds, Midi,, granted a decree of divorce to Gertrude Snell from Thomas T. Snell of Bloomlnglon, 111., ou the grounds of non-support and' cruelty. The decree carries with it a permanent alimony of S7,M)0. This is the sequel of the romantic elopement of the young couple from the summer resort of Macatawa in August, two years ago, which attructed wide spread attention owing to the high social standing of the interested persons. Drcreimu Iu i:ntllili i:xport. Tlie statement of the London board of trade for the month of February shows an increase of two million sixty nine thousand six hundred pounds in imports and a decrease of two million ono hundred aud eighty two thousand, in exports. Chief of 1'ollce Murdered. Willie making an arrest at Chippewa Falls, Wis., Chief of Police Moore wan shot through the heart, dying instant ly. Moore was assisting tho deputy sheriff of Clark county to arrest Wll Man Sows, charged with threatening to kill his wife. Klaihml Him With a Knife. That Duff McVey, a former member of the Omaha, Neb., fire department, If not now dead it is no fault of his wife, Ada. She slashed his throat vici ously with a knife, narrowly missing tho jugular vein and then expressing regret that she had not killed him. I.niit With All oii Hoard. A Bilboa, Spain, March 8, dispatch says: The British steamer Avlona, Captain Lenox, has been wrerked at the Bilboa breakwater. All on board were lost. M ;.il -L".