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Cleveland Sends In a Batch of
The Senate Confirms a Lot of
President Cleveland sent the following
nominations to the United States Senate:
James B. Eustis, of .Louisiana, to be Envoy
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
of the United States to France.
Theodore Runyon, of New Jersey, to be
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
of the Uoited States to Germany.
John E. Ris^py, of New York, to be En oy
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
of the United States to Denmark.
James 6. Jenkins, of Wisconsin, to be
United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh
Judicial Circuit.
Walter D. Dabney, of Vireinia. to be Solicitor
for the Department of State. i
Charles B. Stuart, of Texap, to be Judge
of the United States Court for the Indian
Territory (
David T. Guyton, of Mississippi, to be n
I United States Marshal for the Northern district
of Mississippi. 1
William H. Hawkins, of Indiana. United 1
y lltates Marshal for the district of Indiana.
nf Ant-nncnc TTnitAfi States 1
Marshal for the Eastern district of Arkan- J
James J. McAlester. of Indian Territory,
to be United States Marshal for the United
States Court for the Indian Territory,
v. Frank B. Burke, of Indiana, to be United
States Attorney for the District of Indiana.
Clifford L. Jackson of the Indian Territory
to be Attorney of the United States
Ccnrt for the Indian Territory.
James W. House, of Arkansas. United
States Attorney for the Eastern district of
Ernest P. Baldwin, of Maryland, to be
First Auditor of the Treasury.
Thomas Holcomb, of Delaware, to be
Fifth Auditor of the Treasury.
Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, to be
Commissioner of Railroads.
James B. Eustis, appointed Minister to
Prance, is a native of New Orleans, La., and
is fifty-nine years old. Attended Harvard
Law School, 1853-54. He was in the Confeder
ate service first as Judge Advocate on Gen*
ral McGruder's staff, later, to close of war,
on General Johnston's staff. Served in
State Legislature prior to reconstruction.
Was United States Senator from December
10, 1877, to March 3, 1879. Then became
Professor of Civil Law in the University
of Louisiana, but was again elected to
- * -* frtr tha
W? U 111 leu Obaics uouavo
term ending: March 3, 1891.
Theodora Runyon is one-of the prominent
figures of New Jersey Democracy, end a
man of pronounced ability. For ten years
he was Chancellor of the State, and has
twice been its candidate for Governor, at
ene time daring the war. Early in the war
he took command of a regiment of New Jer ey
troops and served with distinction. He '
lives in Newark.
John E. Risley is a brother-in-law to Sentor
Yoorhees, of Indian*, and a lawyer of ?
high standing in New York, where he became
well known through his practice be- b
lore the Court of Alabama Claims as a member
of the firm of RUley & Flagg. He is 0
about forty-nine years of age. He was born
in Knox County, Indiana, near Vincennes,
and nearly twenty-nine years ago went to a
Sew York. He is a man of means, with a n
handsome country seat at New Rochelle.
James G. Jenkins, appointed Judge of '
Tn^iAial f niti-f. ia a native of I
MID UO V Oilbu V UUIVMM wut V, w ?.
Hew York, and comes from a fine old family.
He is the grandson of Chancellor Wal- ?
worth. His brothers are like him, all law- a
y?T, one of them practicing in New York
and another in Louisville, Ky. Judge
! Jenkins has resided in Wisconsin for the J
past thirty years, ani has been for much of
that time one of the foremost lawyers of tbe
Bute. S
The appointment of Walter D. Dabney, of P
Virginia to be Solicitor of the State Depart- a
menr, is but the transfer of an official from
one department to another. Mr. Dabney S
bas been connected with the Inter-State cl
Commerce Commission for some time and 1
bas conducted the legal business of that commission.
Thomas Holoomb, of Delaware, appointed a
Fifth Auditor of the Treasury, is forty-eight p
years old, and has been a lawyer all his life.
This will be his first office. He has always ^
been active in politics. :
vyade Hampton, appointed Railroad Commissioner,
was born in Charleston, S. C., p
March 28, 1818. In early life he served in
each branch of the State Legislature. He "
resigned from the United States Senate to ?
enter the Confederate service; was elected "
Governor or South Carolina in 1876 and re "
Las-raH 1-n 1K7R- rnttirned to the United
States Senate m 187U, aad continued there tl
until March 3, 1891. it
The Senate has confirmed the folio win:; et
boeu. nations: tl
Josiah Quincy, of Massachusetts, to be
Assistant Secretary of State. b,
Isaac P. Gray, of Indiana, to be Envoy 01
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary jc
of tbe United States to Mexico. p
James B. Eusti?, of Louisiana, to be Minister
to France. .
Patrick A. Collins, of Massachusetts, to be
Consul of the United States at London. *
Robert A. Maxwell, of New Yorlf, to be c
Fourth Assistant Postmastar-General. ?
Wade Hampton, of Soutb Carolina, to be
Commissioner of Railroads. Id
William McAdoo, of New Jersey, to be G
Assistant Secretary of the Navy. te
Dale J. Grittenberger, to be Postmaster at ft
Anderson, ind.
Charles H. Long, Postmaster at Tipton,
Iowa. b!
Stephen H. Smith, Postmaster at Tama, g
" Ul
Baihuc and Blondln are Also Con- ^
victed ot Bribery. u
When Maitre Domenge had concluded his m
address, at Pari?, in behalf of Aatonin
Proust, accused ot corruption in connection
with the Panama scandal, the jury retired
to oonnder their verdict. After a short fr
absence they announced that Charles
Da Lesseps, accused of corrupting ex-Minister
of Public Works Baihut to support the
Panama Lottery 6ond9 bill had been found H
guilty; that M. Baihut, who had confessed
his guilt in open court, had also been found
guilty, and that M. Blondin, the go-bet wean lc
in the bribery or Baihut, was also guilty. ?
The other defendants were declared not o
guilty. v
Tne Court, after due deliberation sentenced
M. Baihaut to imprisonment for five tl
vftorc tr% nou ft fina nt Hfi * 000 anrl tha land H
of civil rights for Ave year--'. ]i
M. Blondm was sentenced to imprisonment c<
for two years. b
Charles De Lesaeps to imprisonment for
one year, the one year to run concurrently I
with the five yaars* sentence already imposed d
upon him. ^
All three of the convicted prisoners were o
condemned to pay thi costs and damages p
demanded by the civil parties to the proceedings.
The Court alto ordered M. Da Lesseps. M. o
Blondin and Baihut to pay M. Monshicourt,
the liquidator of the Panama Caua', $75,000,
the amount taken fro.n the treasury of the
eotnpany and paii to M. Baihut for h>s influence
m favor of the Lottery Loan bill. I(
A Miner Blow* to Atoms Himself and ^
Six Comrades.
A miner named Boebme purposely exploded
ten pounds of dynamiti in the iron y
mine, Volkmarskeller, iu the Harz District ft
ch vxtji ujcixj^ u.*? auu 91&. ymer miners were lli
torn to atoms. Upon leaving home that 01
morning Boehrae gave his wife a letter ?c
which he said was not to be opened until f;,
The letter said merely that he would n?ver >
return. His motive is supposed to hare P*
keen revenv*. as he had had trouble with the
Superinten -at of che mine and was constantiy
qu reling with his fellow worJr
?ea- ? re
Chile iim. signed a treaty with Bolivia di
describing che territorial limits of the two f!
ret ualio, ling an old boundary dispute. a
Tbe Eminent French Statesman
Passes Away Very Suddenly.
Jules Ferry, the newly-elected President
>f the French Senate, died suddenly at
Paris a few days ago. The news of his desist
was a great shock, as few knew that he
lad been ill.
Jules Ferry ?u born at Saint Die, in the
fosges. on April 5, 1832, and became a memDer
of the bar in Paris in 1851. He was
jrominent among the young lawyers who
jffered constant opposition to Napoleon ILL
tnd was condemned at the famous trial of
:he Thirteen in 186*. In 1869 Ferry was
ilected to the Corps Legislatif and took his
eat among the members of the Left. He
iras one of the few deputies who voted
igainst the declaration ol war against Pruslia,
and was one of tbe members of the Gov>rnment
of the National Defence in 1S70.
Alter tbe resignation of Marshal McMahon
n l8rS) President Grevy made M. Ferry
Minister of Public Instruction. It was as
such that Ferry brought forward his
iamous bill to keep the Jesuits from teach
ng or managing schools, in isau cne jrrime
Minister, M. De Freyciuet, authorized an
insertion in Ferry's bill of the clause leveled
igainst the religious orders. This led to
;he expulsion of the Jesuits from . France
tnd the resignation of three Cabinet minis:ers.
The Ministry was upset on Septem ber
IS#, 18S0. Ferry's ministry was upset by the
ittacks upon the Tunis expedition. After
;he fall of Falliere's ministry Ferry once
nore formed a Cabinet, whose principal
>olicy was the colonial expansion of France,
imbodied in the invasion of Tonquin. Ferry
yas overthrown by a vote of the Chambers
n 1684 and only reappeared in public lift
rhen elected President of the Senate.
Thk plasterers' National boly favors Intiative
and referendum legislation.
Thk Brotherhood of Section men is a new
rganization formed at Savanna, III.
Thk United States Marine Engineer^
lenefloial Association has 10,000 members.
Thk stonemasons of Portland, Oreg^_
nve secured eight hours and $4.50 per aay'.
Only naturalized citizens will be employed
n the Philadelphia public works hereafter.
Thk Chicago railroads have refused the
dvanca wages demanded by the switchlen.
Thk strikes organized by the unions in
-?i iof?< At
OZTV ttUU LOVL CUSv lUt? Wttgt) OtW UC13 OWUt.
The varniahers have a National union
rhich has only been in existence one year
nd has fifteen local branches.
Bkhjjlmin B. Lacet, of Raleigh, baa been
lected Commissioner of Labor Statistics by
tie North Carolina Legislature.
lx San Juan de Costa Rtoa there is an oranized
workingmen's party whioh has some
rospects of electing the man of its choice to
tie Presidency. i
Secretary Herbert says he will follow
ecretarv Tracy's policy and not make
hangas because of politics among the Navy
fard mechanic?.
There are 17,039 male and 9149 female [
mployes in the Government Departments
t Washington. The number of women em- j
loyed is increasing rapidly.
Iir the Argentine Republic there are oon? j
bant labor troubles, and in Chile the work- <
lgmen resort to violence on vary slight ]
revocation In the large cities.
The Chicago railroad men have been fore* <
rarned and in case of a strike of switch- t
ien, during the World's Fair, say they 1
ave enough new men on hand to run e
rains. c
The organizad miners of Great Britain in '
le last three years gained forty per cent,
lcrease in wages, while non-unionists in the *
ime period received reductions aggregating .
lirty-flve per cent. :
1a Indianapolis, Ind., the labor reformers
ave organized a system of Sunday sermons r
a economic topics. The pastors of the var- f
ius churches take turns in granting theii' E
ulpita for that put'pose* c
About two hundred and fifty colored men
*om the South are at Brenton Station,
enn., as laborers in the Carnegie Steel
ompany's Works. A thousand others ore
c pec ted to replace the Slays.
A toono girl in Montreal, Canada, named
tary Parker, for deserting the service of
eorge E. Small was found guilty and sen* (
meed to five minutes' imprisonment and
aed five cents, or eight days in jail. 1
The Spanish peasant works every day and 1
ances half the night, and yet'eats only his 1
lack bread, onion and watermelon. The ?
myrna porter eats only a little fruit and i
>me olives, yet he walks off with his load
t 300 pounds. .
Thkrk is a general movement on the par? j
t the National labor organizations oc the !
juntry to establish a general labor head* 1
uartera at the "World's Fair city, making '
hicago labor's capital, with a labor temple 1
irpaartng anything heretofore erected. 1
'atal Result of a Boiler Explosion ]
in a Sawmill. l
A fatal accident has occurred at a saw- ,
till on the Skunk River three, miles north (
? Lockridge, Iowa, whereby four men have J
?t their lives and several were injured j
un/uulu Tho anorinfmr harl allnwo I nna
f the boilers of the engine to run out of j
A workman noticing the danger and ,
linking to avert a calamity, sealed his own )
oorn and that of his fellow workmen by in- ,
acting cold water into the boiler, causing it
o eXDiode with a fearful report, tearing the {
uilding to pieces and blowing him to atoms. ,
The dead were: John Adams, saw tender; t
Ingineer Gate?, Assistant Engineer Bal- j
oozier, a boy of the name of Eshelman. ,
Lrnong the injured were: Michael Hov#rn, ,
wner of the mill; Theodore Lily blade, both t
irobably fatally hurr. "t
The bodies of the dead men were all hor- j
ibly mutilated and in some cases only rec*
enized by their clothes.
sirinsent Hegulatlons Made bj
Secretary Carlisle.
Secretary Carlisle has issued a circular in j
'gar.l to the importation of animals for
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l ocu&ii? j'ui "uiuu uiUJiuca tuo ir.vioL
13 regulations by making them in some re- ,
>ects less stringent. I
The previous requirement of "four too c
osses" is reiuced 10 "three top crosses."
Whenever the required certificates cannot be n
lrnished at the time of arrival of the ani- u
als and the Collector is satisfied from other L
ridenee that the animals would be entitled
? free entry, they inay be so admitted ou c
>nd for the proauctioa of the required cer- 0
Scate. a
A new list of recognized registries has a
sen promulgated for the guidance of col- t
ctors or customs.
Comptroller Mt*rs has issued a state- 'j
lent ot the bonded indebtedness of New a
oric City, showing that the total funded ij
sbt amounts to 9l5o,918,143 9i\ of which
167,283.92 is in revenue bonds, 'ine amount f
I ca?h in the city treasury is 95,274,331.07. 0
Fatal Explosion of Flonr Dust
at Litchfield, III.
The Mighty Shock Felt Miles
Away From the Scene.
At 3:30 o'clock a tew mornings a?o firs
.r&s discovered in the big Keeler flouring
mill in Litchfield, III., and, despite the
efforts of the employes, it quickly spread
throughout the building. .
While employes and firemen were fighting
the flames a terriSc explosion caused oy
flour dust occurred, and tbe immense struc
ture was Diowa to fragments.
John Cowle, head millwright, living at
Waterloo, N. Y., waa Instantly killed, and
several employes were seriously injured.
The expIo3ion wrecked nearly avery business
house In the village. Many persons were
badly hurt by flying bricks and falling
The damage to the mill alone will reach
$1,030,000, and other property was damaged
over 8150,000.
The shock was felt in the neighboring
Tillages oC Clyde, Butler, Gillespie and Hillsboro.
In many of these places tha con*
cussion was so great that plate glass windows
were broken.
When the fire started the citizens were
awakened by the ringing of fire-bells, and
before they could dress, many 'of them were
half stunned by the shock of the explosion.
The next moment they found the walls of
their homes falling upon them.
It is estimated that ?5W) worth of glass
was destroyed in the town. Houses in Litchfield
were shaken from their foundations
and the machinery in the Litchfield Car and
Machinery Companies' works was so jarred
that work had to be suspended. Western
Union Telegraph wires were also prostrated.
It is believed that a spark from a passing
locomotive ignited the dust in the mill and
caused the explosion.
The large elevator standing immediately
acro33'tne Wabash track, west of the mill,
and containing some 250,000 bushels of
wheat, was quickly in flames and, together
with its valuable contents, burned to the
Ten or twelve cars of wheat standing on
the ho?ise track were burned. A large pile
of debris about ton or fifteen feet high fell
on the main track of the Wabash Railroad,
and, as a consequence, traffic on that roaa
is badly impaired.
The mill was the property of Kehlor
Brothers, of St. Louis. Tbe capacity of the
Litchfield mill was 2000 barrels of. flour
d&ilv. It employed 150 men and wan. it is
claimed, the largest flouring mill in the
United States.
Two1 ot Her liUe Boats Are Picked
Up at Sea.
After long-continued anxiety regarding
the fate of the White Star line freight
steamship Naronic, which sailed from Liverpool
on February llth for New York, and
which had not since been heard of, news ha?
been received showing beyond a doubt that
the vessel is lost.
The British steamship Coventry, Captain
Wilson, from Fernandtna reports that at 2
o'clock on tbe morning of March 4,
she passed a lifeboat nainted white
bearing the name Naronic. The
boat was floating keel upward.
At 2 o'clock in the afternoon of the same
clay another lifeboat from the Naronic was
passed. This boat gave evidence of having
encountered Heavy weather, rue mast ana
oars of the lifeboat bad been lashed together
and attachftd to the painter and then thrown
overboard as a sea anchor to keep the boat's
head up to the wind and sea. J urging from
appearances ndith?r of the boats had long
been adrift. The position of the drifting
boats was about south by west of Sable Island,
on the banks of Newfoundland.
All doubt as to the fate of the Naronic has
been dispelled by the sighting of her lifeboats.
Tbat she is now at the bottom of
the ocean cannot ba disputed, but the cause
ot the disaster is, of course, still a matter of
It may be, judging from the latitude and
longitude in which the boats were seen, that
the steamship struck either a derelict or an
c?berg, though it is still rather early in the
season for ice to be adrift so far south as the
Mr. Kersey, the agent, figures the number
)f persons who were on board the Naronic
it seventy. This ba3 been considered too
nsr hpairina hur nraw nt HAvanfrr officers
md men she must have had at least twenty
>r twenty-five cattlemen on board returning
?this country.
She was the largest freight-cirrying
tteamer afloat and registered 6591. Her
>ther dimensions were: Length, 470 feet;
jreadtb, fifty-three fcefr; depth of hold,
;hirty-five feet six inches.
She was fitted with two sets of triple exjansion
engine?, driving twin screws. On
ler main decs she had the most approved
iccommodations for carrying 1050 head of
ait tie.
rrlrate "Who Had Killed His Gnard
Shot While Escaping.
A.s the result of a row at Fort Russell,
[our miles from Cheyenne, Wyoming, the
bodies of two privates ha<l to be placad in
I h-5 garrison morgue They were those of
Privates Herman Cngerer and George
Jones. The latter murdered the former,
uid was killed while attempting to escape.
Ungerer was doing guard duty, and had
Jones and Spaulding, another prisoner, working
in a corral some distance from the fort.
Suddenly Jones gave a yell, and brandishing
an army revolver which he had been
rrying under his shirt, rushed upon Unjerer,
saying: **7ou have been trying to
;et au excuse to assassinate me."
Un?erer brought his rifle up and fired,
ivith Jones not twensy yards away. The
bullet whizzed over the prisoner's head.
Jones rushed on, and at fifteen yards shot
>U> ix iv\ r\f f Ua aa/4
mo ?IMU U Hi iuo uouui? ui vuo Wi^urou.
Tones then rushed at Spaulding, who ran to
[be fort.
When th& alarm was given Jones could be
;een in the hills. He was striking into a
:ountry full of barbed wire fences. Captain
Robert?, offic?r of the day, put a dczm
narksmen on the trail, and the Sheriff of
Cheyenne sent fire deouties out. After an
xciting chase two of the soldier?, "Yanlc"
tteyer?, of the army rills team and
'Frencoy" Robinson, c?me upon Jones four
nile??roin Russell. They calle l to him to
lalt. and he turnei au 1 drad at them three
Mayer*, who is weighted down with medits
captured at tne butts, tirsd first and
nissec'. Robinson toak careful aim and
r?n*s lell. He was dead in two minutes.
Robinson had cut the jugular vein. They
nade a lion out of Robinson at the fort.
3"me of the Fore Russell people say that
lones wa3 crazy. He was about to leave on
i furlough.and was taking away a saddle he
iad stolen.
rhe Revenue Cutter Hush is Taking
Him to the Islands.
Ex-Representative J ames H. Blount,
Commissioner to Hawaii, accompanied by
rlrs. Blount and Ellis Mills, a stenographer
if the State Department, as secretary,
irrivedat San Francisco, C*1.. from Washngtou
and shortly after noon started for
lonolulu on the United States revenue
utter Richard Rush.
Commissioner Blount was seen for a few
ainutes before boardinz the Rush. and.
ipon being requested to say something about
us mission, repliei:
"My mission, so ?fr a3 the instructions
onnected with it ara concerned, is a secret
me, aud in regard to those instructions I
,m absolutely unab'.e at present to impart
iny information to th9 public. I would like
odoso, but I can't."
When asicftd if he hid any idea as to how
ong he would be away he said: "I imagine
hat I may be absent about tnree months,
'he Ru3h will probably remain at the isl,nda
as long as I am there and I shall very
ikely return in her."
Captain C. L. Hooker, commander of the
lush, expected t) mike tUe trip in about
ight days.
jtbe news epitomized.
f Eastern and Middle States.
The body of Charles T. Odiorne, another
i rictlm of Boston's big fire; has been found
in the ruins. This, it was believed, completed
the list of the dead, which numbers
Johit Zavatzkas and John Gaydos were
I killed by a fall in the Stockton colliery at
Hazleton, Penn.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hinklky, the thirteenyear-old
wife of sixteen-year-old Henry T.
Hinkley, of Bridgeport, Conn., and Mrs.
John T. Pohlman, of New Haven, Conn.,
have given birth to triplets.
St. Patrick's Dat was celebrated in
New York, Brooklyn, Boston and other
Eastern cities and towns by unusually large
processions, by services in Catholic churches
and by dinners and dances.
Two large three story frame houses were
burned to the ground at Bristol, Penn* Mrs.
Margarette Brooks, eighty-three years old,
the mother of Mr. Brooks, and two adopted
bovs were all burned to death.
| There was an explosion a mile east of
Scarsdale, N. Y., by which two Italians,
John Nicholas and Joseph Bartilono, were
instantly killed. It occurred in a shop on
the Harlem Railroad.
Trkmont Temple in Boston, Mass., ths
famous place of worship of Baptists, was
totally destroyed by fire, and tne Parker
House, which adjoins, was damaged $50,000
hy water. The Iobb on the Temple was
a. b. Schooled, thirty-two, committed
suicide by leaping 100 feet into the Schuylkill
River from the North street bridge at
Wilkesbarre, Peno. He lost heavily by the
failure of Rockafellow's bank.
Carlyle W. Harris was sentenced at
New York.City to be electrocuted in the
week beginning May 8, for the murder of
Mary Helen Neilson Poets Harris. He addressed
the Court for an hour and a half
protesting his innocence auu denouncing
those who prosecuted him.
The City Treasurer of Holyoke, Mass.,
has toundthe missing certificates of stock of
the Hoiyoke and Westfield Railroad owned
by tne city and which have been lost for
nearly twenty years. They represent $225,000.
The certificates were lound in the
Mayor's office, wnich is used as a storehouse
for old papers.
At Providence, the Republican Convention
in Rhode Isiand renominated D. Russell
Brown for Governor; the Democrats
nominated David IS. Baker.
South and West.
Hiitobbson* Skits, aged 119, died at
Quincy, ill., a few days since. He was bora
in Virginia in 1774, and at one time was ia
the employ of George Washington.
Labor men became greatly exelfeed over
the action of Judge Riclcs in Toledo, Ohio,
in enjoining the Brotherhoods of Locomotive
Engineers and Firemen not only
from ordering a strike and boycott on
Ann Arbor freight, but from quitting
work individually without notice. The
Court ordered Cnief Arttiur to declare t&e
rules of tne Brotheraood of Locomotive
Engineers of no effect.
, Ex-UirrrBD States Sknatob David H.
' Abkstbono died in St. Louis, Mo., a few
days since. lie was bora ia Nova Scotia in
Jjbssb Jowbs, one of a crowd of desperadoes
concerned in the murder of Sberiff
Burnett near Newcomb, was taken irom
jail in Jacksooro, Tenn., by iyncners and
"William Chakdlkb. a student of the
Agricultural College, and Owen
. Brown, a pressman, were killed by a falling
wall at a lire in Atnens, Ala.
In an alley at St. Louis, Mo., known as
Eagle Nest, Scott Jones, a white man, and
a colored woman wera gaoi ana insmuuij
killed by Loais Kemnade, a wmta bartender
The trouble originated over a game of cards*
World's F*ir stock went beegiug on the
Chicago ?jXcoange.
; Washington.
hanged in the district jail at tae ounkirtd
of Vvashingtoa for the murder of his wife
on January 31st, 1893. Be was indicted also
for tbe murder of her young brother at the
same time and place, Due taia was not
brought co trial
Princess Kailttxai, of Hawaii, with her
chaperon, Mrs. JJav.es and Misa V7hattoff,
paid a social call on Air* Cleveland at the
White House.
The following appointments were made in
the Department of Justice by Attorney General
Olney: W, C. Endicott, Jr., of
Massachusetts, Secretary to the AttorneyQenaral;
Frank Strong, of Arkusa?, General
Agent of the Department of Justice.
Mr. Eudicott is a son ot W, C. Endicott,
Secretary of War in Mr. Cleveiaua's first
A iiAHOELT atten Je J meeting of the bar
ot the United States Suprauie Court was
held in the court room to express tne regret
of the bar at the daata of the late Justice
Lamar. Senator Vilas presided. Senators
bteorge Waltnail and MitcaeU, of Oregon,
and Kepresentatives Uatcning* and John
JRaadolpn Tucker, of Vlrgimu, delivered
The first conscience contribution received
under this Administration has just reached
the Treasury Department. It came from
Mifflinrnn P?nn. and amounted to 125.
C. E. Dexter, of Three Rivers, Mich.,
has been appointed Chief Usher of the
Executive Mansion to suoceed the late Gap*
tain Deosmoro. Mr. Dexter is au ex-soldier
and was Sheriff of his county. He is a mao
of good address, courage and discretion.
' The newly appointed Assistant Secretary
of the Navy?Sir. McAdoo, of New Jersey?
assumed charge of that office, relieving Mr.
The ten days' statement issue:) by the
Treasury Department gavo the gold in the
Treasury as 1106,575,000, a gain of 14,003,000
within tea daye.
1 Foreign.
Twelv* men were buried in a land slid*
on Th* Mountain Division of the Canadian
Pacific Railroad, near Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Two were taken out dead.
A dtkamits bomb exploded in the official
residence of United States Minister Porter
at Rome, Itair;noone was injured, and little
damage was done.
A DESTaucnv* hurricane swept over the
New Hebrides Islands and New Caledonia,
destroying many villages and causing great
loss of life. Large numbers of the natives
perished, aud extensive aiscncw were devastated.
St. Johns, new Foundland, was visited
by the worst blizzard it bad experienced in
twelve years. The streets were snowed under
to the extent of three feet. In the country
the snow was ten feet deep in places.
At Salmonier five men were drowned by the
swamping of a herring skiff.
Ik a coal pit naar Chesterfield, Derbyshire,
England, while the cage was descend
ing it suddenly fell to the bottom of th(
shalt and eight miners were killed.
The Italian steel cruiser Etna sailed for
New York to take part in the naval parade.
The Columbus caravels Pinta and Nina
reached Havana. Cuba, under convoy of the
Newark and Bennington. They will proceed
to New York to take part in the naval
Senator John D. Morgan, United States
representative in the Bering Sea arbitration,
recovered from the accident be met
with recently on the steamship New York
and left London for Paris.
Qtteen Victoria left Portsmouth on the
royal yacbt Victoria and Albert for Italy.
She will spend the spring near Florence.
The Mayor of Moscow, Pwiissia, was shot
in the abdomen with a revolver oy a man |
named AdricanofF. He died shortly afterward.
Adricanoff was arrested.
Great alarm was felt in Roma on account
of the work of dynamiters, eight bomb8 being
found or exploded during one day.
Jksss chtrffith, a bachelor, died ia
Huntington, Ind., four years age. leaving
J6J0.000. One of the heirs was John
Graves. Attorneys started a hunt for him,
and newspapers the country over advertised
for him. Over a hundred persons claimeJ
to be John Graves, but were proved frauds.
The other day Graves appeared after twen
ty-one years absence, and wa< may /dentfled.
It is reported that large amounts of old
wbeat are held ia all parts of Eascern Pennsylvania,
especially la near-by counties,
awaiting high prices.
At the Redington (Penn.) proving ground
of the Bethlehem Iron Company there was
a test, the success of which resulted in the
acceptance of 503 tons of armor for the battleship
Texas by the representatives of the
Princess kaittlani.of Hawaii,sailed from
New York for England on the steamship
Majestic with her party, among whom were
her guardian, Theodore H. Davis, Miss
Davis and Miss AVhattoff.
John Terrt and Benjamin McCoy, colored,
robbers and murderer?, were hanged
atUazlehurst, Mire.
In the Cheyenne Country. Oklahoma,
whole townships have been swept by p.-airie
Are?, and hundreds of cattle have perished.
J. J. Ewers, a farm hand, beat out the
brains of Mrs. Christina Onshott in San
Francisco, Cal., and then killed himself.
She refused to marry him. J. C. Davis
asked Miss May Miller to marry him in
Salem, Mo. She refused. When he met
her in the street he fired two shots at her,
killing her. Then he killed himself.
The Senate confirmed Frank B. Burke, of
Indiana, to be Attorney of the United States
for the district of Indiana; David T. Guyton,
to be Marshal of the United States for
the Northern district of Mississippi, and
William H. Hawkins, of Indiana, to be Marshal
of the United States for the District of
Secretary Carlisle haa reduced the
force in the Treasury Department by fifteen
employes?the services of five in the Architect's
office and ten in the Treasurer's office
being dispensed with.
The National Association of Democratic
Clubs issued from "Washington a no tic 3
recommending a simultaneous celebration
on the 13th cf April next of the birthday of
'lhomas Jefferson.
The arrival in Havana, Cuba, of the Columbus
caravels was made the occasion of
great rejoicing.
The funeral of Jules Ferry took place at
the Luxembourg in Paris, Franc9?
Unveiling a Statue Containing $20,
000 Worth of Metal. i
The Aspen Silver Queen was unveiled a
few evenings ago at Aspen, Col., in the ,
presence of a large crowd. Mayor Rose, ?
Chairman of the Citizens' Committee, made ;
a speech of acceptance and paid the de
signer. H. L. Johnson, a graceful compliment
upon the success achieved.
The "piece," including the pedestal, bases,
canopy, etc., composed of gold and silver
and Aspen ore?, reaches a height of eighteen
feet, while the base is ten by twelve feet. 1
The effect produced oy an artistic blending ;
of precious stones and metals is beantif uL ,
The work renresents a typical American
maiden sitting upon a throne, modestly accepting
the homage paid her. The subject
is offered as Aspen's exhibit to the Columbian
The piece is made in sections, and after a
few days' stay at the Armory wdl be packed
up and taken to Chicago.
The intrinsic value of this work, including
ore?, is over *20.00J.
Fvery Store and Residence in Purvis,
Miss., Destroyed.
The town of Purvis, Miss., on the New
0;J?ans Northeastern Railroad, 103 miles
south of Meridian, was destroyed by incendiaries
a few nights ago.
Shortly after midnight the torch was
applied to five buildings in different portions
or tne town, and within two hours' time
almost every store and residence in the
place was wiped out. The people ran panicstricken
into the streets, and the greatest
excitement prevailed.
The "Western Union Telegraph office was
burned, but from the passengers who passed
Purvis on a northbound train it was learned
that the conflagration was the result of a
bitter feeling between the white people and
the colored people, growing out of the ar- .
rest of a colored preacher. The colored 1
people fired the town in revenge. A posse i
of citizens left Meridian for Purvis on a \
special train late in the afternoon.
Experimenting in Che South W ith a
New Variety.
The Egyptian cotton sea J. which was purahasdd
by ex-3ecretary Rusk through the
Waited States Consul General at Cairo,
Egypt, has been received at the Department
of Agriculture, at Washington.
The purpose c! this importation of seed is,
with the co-operation of t ie experiment stations
in the cotton States, to experiment
with a view to producing a cotton o? home
growth, which'may serve as a substitute for
Che Egyptian, of which during tbe last fiscal
year more than $3,000,000 worth was imported
into this country.
Then a Mob Took Him From the Officers
and Lynched Him.
William Frazier, a fniner, lived with his
wife and babe at Carbondale, Iowa.
A few days ago, on account of Frazier's
drunkenness and abuse, his wife took her
babe, left him, and went to Hiteman to stay
with her sister. Mr?. Smith.
When he called next day hs stabbed her
and her sister to death and multilated his
babe, cuttine one lez nearly off.
, A Sheriff's posse captured him io the
woods that evening. A mob of miners took
him from the offisers and lynched him.
He la Elected President Pro Tein. ot
the Senate.
In the United States Senate at Washington
Mr. Manderson tendered his resignation
of the office of President pro tem. to which }
he was elected two years ago. ?
The resignation was on motion of Mr. \
Sherman accepted s
Mr. Cockrell offered resolutions declaring
Senator Harris, of Tennessee, President pro
. tem. of the Senate, to hold office during the t
pleasure of the Senate, in accordance with g
the resolution of Mirca 1!2, 18J.I. f
The resolution was agree.l to, and Mr.
Harris*, escorcei oy Mr. Mundersou, took ami *
signed the oaib oc office at the Clerk's oesk. i
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Workmen at the World's Fair Scorn f
$7 a Month.
Tdo Cingalese workmen at tha World's ^
Fair, Chicago, II!., went on strike against
their employers, who have charge of tha
C'eyloa exhibit. The mea were hired in =
Ceyl n for thirty rupees per month, whicn ,
is about $7 in American money. -1
They thought thirty rupee* was a big sum I
until they gained an idea of what workmen r
received in this country. They have bean *
here only two weeks, but they followed the
proper programme and struck. t
Then they appointed a committee to see a
what the boss was going to do about it. s
They were offered forty rupees.
The largest cattle deal of the sep^on in c
Southwestern Texas is reportei from Dim- ;
mit County, 13,000 head having been sold by f
the Dimmit Pasture Company to J. idu
Dobie, of lave Oak County, and W. W.
Jones, of Bee County. The price paid for a
the lot was 1150,000. The cattle are to oe f
shipped to Chicago- ? 1
The occasional profitableness of well- 1
grown potato crops often leads farmers j
to Dlan how ther mav devote most of 1
r * rf ,
their land to this crop. No one ever '
succeeds in doing this. -The potato is '
so successfully giown on a clover ley (
with very little manure, that the farmer
who depends entirely on purchased fer- 1
tilizers cannot hope to compete. The '
potato crop helps little towards making ]
manure. The refuse or small potatoes 1
may be fed during fall or winter, but are '
of little value to make manure. De- 1
pending mainly on clover as a fertilizer, 1
t-vo-thirds of the time this clover must 1
occupy the land if it grow enough to be 1
worth much as green manure.?Boston
There is no such thing as a cow's cud
in the sense in which this term is often 1
used as a part of the animal that may be
lost. The cud is that of the food which
is brought up from the first stomach and
chewed over again, after which it is
again swallowed and goes directly into
the third stomach, where it is macerated
in the maaiplies and then passed to the
fourth stomach aud finally digested.
When a cow is suffering from indigestion
3he may be unable, by reason of the
disorder of the stomach, to bring up
the food or cud, and this makes her sick, 1
and, if it is continued, she stops eating.
The best thing to do in such a case is to
give a pint of raw linseed oil, and repeat
it if necessary, when the trouble is 1
generally removed. The cud is formed
by the compression of a portion of the
food in a small channel between the first
and second stomachs and connected with
the gullet. It is about five inches in
length and two in width.?New York
A writer in the American Agriculturist
recommends wood ashes as a valuable
medicine for farm animals. After
a large experience of twenty years in
raising swine he finds that his herds are
most effectually protected from hog
cholera by keeping wood ashes, rich in
charcoal, mixed with salt, constantly i
before them in a covered box, with holes
near the bottom. The hogs work the j
mixture out through these holes as fast
is they want it.
The idea of this writer is apparently ,
good. The phosphates which enter into j
the comooaition of wood ashes are doubt
[ess excellent germicides. Animals inoculated
with the baccilli of Asiatic f
iholera by means of infected food sur- '
rive the experiment because the germs
ire killed or rendered inoperative by the
agastric juice. And it is well known that
:he power' of both men and animals to
resist almost any kind of infection is in*
:reased by strengthening the acids ot the
itumach. The writer referred to has
found that the best^condition powder is
i mixture of three parts of wood ashes
:o one of salt.?New York Herald.
A friend who has made the culture of
;he quince a lifelong hobby and an ungual
success told me he had sold the
fruit as high as $14 per barrel, writes a
correspondent. "Why, then, does it
lot pay?" you ask in surprise. Simply
jecauae the barrels are so far apart, and
:he prices ate frequently much lower.
Some seasons his best brought only $7,
while the culls sold at $2.50, and freights
ind commissions had to come ouc of I
;his. Even these priccs would not be s
poor if the trees would grow and bear t
lay one-quarter as well as apple trees. I
lave quinces set live years ago which f
nake no growth and no promise jet. a
Dther orchards that I know of have f
itood five to ten years, and yet make no a
idequate retufn, and in many cases but
imail gain in wood. c
My friend has 400 trees, some of them a
;hirty to forty years old, of most j
varieties. When they bear he occasion* j
illy picks eighty bushels. Considering
he time they have occupied the land,
yhat it might have produced in other j,
:rops, the extreme care and good fer- ?
ilizing the quinces receive, their first ^
;ost and time devoted by their skilful
)wner, have they paid? Would not the
lame acreage of Oreening9, Baldwins or t
us3ets have returned much more at even a
iverage low prices? It is much less e
rouble to keep apple trees free from a
>orers, and their growth is more enenraging.
There is uncertainty about r
:verything, but wuy spend this brief 1
ife struggling with what is sure to prove \
lseless? To plant a dozen quince trees t
or home supply does not come within
his category.?New York Tribune. j
raising plants fhom seeds. (
I wonder how many luckless amateurs c
vill fail with their seeds again this year r
ind how many seedsmen will be udjustly
)lamed for such failures? writes a corre- j.
ipondent. Many persons think it so s
iifficuit to raise plant* from seed that j
hey will not make even one effort to do ^
io ; others have been so discouraged by 0
irst failures that tbey are reluctant to ^
nake a second attempt. The pity of it
s that most of them who would like to
aise flower# from the seed and fail aro 8
inable to purchase plants, and so are
:ompelled to do without the beautiful 0
lower evangels altogether.
The trouble with many beginners is
hat they imagine seeds may be sown in
my fashion, watered occasionally, and
uceess be assured; when they fail to *
;row under such treatment the seller of 0
hem frequently gets the blame for it. 0
Nothing is more certaiu than if seeds are
lot planted as they should be, they will j v
jrobably fail to grow. The proper treat- v
neat for coarse, large seeds will smother
he life out of tine ones. They are
omething like little children, we must n
tudy their natures and treat them ac- ti
:ordingly, and in this we may profit ii
jreatly trom the experience of others, G
nstead of waiting impatiently for results i<
torn our own haphazard knowledge. I
The best soil for seeds is a light, rich, j b
andy loam; any garden soil will do if li
horoughly pulverized, heated to destroy j a
[ sects and noxious seeds, sufficient sand
idded to make it porous, and an abuudince
of well rotted manure worked into
it. There are, however, some seeds
;nat wui ao oeiier iq ratuer poor son,
ibronit, verbena, nasturtium and ft few
Fine seed should never be sown deep,
ind if very fine should be mixed with
sand, sown thinly over the surface and
pressed firmly down without covering st
ill. Do not let the soil dry out,
keep it moist until tbe seeds germioate,
then give a light sprinkling of water
every night and moraing. Do not poor
tbe water on, use a plant sprinkler, an
ordinary household syringe, or a hair
brush; I prefer the latter, as it covers ft
larger surface at once. Keep the seeds A
in a moderately warm place and shielded
from the.light until they germinate, then 1
bring gradually into tbe light and sunshine.
If too strong a sun is given at first
the tiny plants will droop and die.
Whenever the weather-permits open the
orinrintva and <riro thn nlanf* fraah ftir. or
on mild days carry them outside. Shield
them trom heavy winds and rains until c
the stems begin to grow thicker and
take them ia at night until all danger
from frost is over.
Verbenas, anrirrhinums and zinnias
will decay if given too much water. Do
oot lose patience and begin to stir up the
soil if the seeds do not come up just
when you expect them; they are often a
little slow abbut starting when the
weather is cold. It is better to sow only
a pert of each packet the first time, then
if they do not grow after a reasonable
period put in the rest, first studying the
directions carefully. Do not allow the
plants to grow too large before removing
them to their permanent quartan in the
flower beds.
Select your garden seeds now and
order at once.
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Get up the summer's supply of wood
before you are rushed with work.
Sheep will pay in instalments two or
more times a year for their keeping.
Start a few plants in the house if yon
have not the means to make k hot-bed.
Work up the wood while other work
bas to stand still becaQse of the spring
The Black Lima i3 a black, mottledseeded
pole bean, for which big claims
ire made.
Get things in as compact shape as posrible
about the bara and outbuildings and
i>e ready for the soft time 6f the season.
TTTI 1 1 9
TT UCr6 IB JfUUI |iiuvv f Tf uay wuvuvivu
Is it in? Do not wait to find out till
ready to use unless you know just how
It is.
In no cs3e in experiments conducted
i>y Professor Goff has the removal of the
teed "end of potatoes shown advantage in
Select your fruit plants, bushes and
trees and order them now, to be sent
when safe to transport and the ground is
ready to receive them.
Regulations have been made governing
the inspection of Canadian cattle, by
irhich the same may be exhibited at the
Columbian Exposition.
Have plows, harrows and all tools
eady for use?a little paint will not
lurt some of them when you have the
)olts all in and nut3 tightened.
The monthly roses belong for the most
)art to that class known as tea rosea,
ind their free flowering qualities make
hem the most popular of all roses.
If you hare fodder yet out in the
ield, manure still ia the yard, or wood
till uuhauled and the bottom has not
alien out of the roads do not wait
mother day.
Strawberries which hare been thor- *
tughlj tested and gained commendation
ire Buhach No. 5, Haverland, Charles
downing, Michel's Early, May King and
Jrince of Berries.
A grape-grower, at a recent meeting
n Nebraska, recommended as the best
ive varieties of grape), for Nebraska the
iVordeo, Moore's Eirly, Concord, Perkins
and Duchess.
The Iris is a hardy perennial plant that
dooms during June and July. There
,re many varieties of this attractive pernnial.
A paper of mixed varieties will
iflord many colors.
Some growers nave reporcea excenont
esults from nitrate of sod; on strawberry
>eds. About 200 pounds per acre is
ised, and is applied by mixing it with
wo or three parts of soil.
Eastern farmers each year increase ?
heir supply of chemical fertilizers.
tome of them claim that i(grass sod and
chemicals make a better and cheaper
Iressing for their lands than stable
At tho Vermont Station, where the
lot-water treatment has been tested for
mut in oats, is claimed a second and
mportant consideration in the possible
pin, aside from toe destruction of smut,
if a decided increase in yield from
reated seed.
Do not plant flower seeds when the
;round is wet. Mai<e the surface oj fine
nd smooth as possible, cover each kind
f seed to a depth proportionate to its
ize, but never more than three or four
imes the diameter of the seed. Press
he soil firmly over the seed.
tt fiioM ore rnaJ culverts or sluice
ravs Dear you that need opening to let
II the surplus water of spring rains, do
ot wait fcr the "pathmaster" till it is |
00 late. Open them up yourself. This
.-ill be doing yourself a good turn as
rell as helping your neighbor to 4ibeter
At the New York Station, where many
ew varieties of strawberries have been
ested, the twenty most productive sorts
1 the order named are Beder Wood,
Jreeuville, Burts, Enhance, New DorninDn,
Sov de Bossuet, Lyons Seedling,
'arnsworth, Middlefleld, Wayfield, Hurlmrt,
Hampden, Eureka, Phillip Seeding,
Daisy, Haverland, Crescent, Goverior
Hoard, Great Pacific and Viola.

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