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READING K. R. STRIKE.
In Investigation of the Trouble Or dered by the House. Washington, February 1.—In commit tee ot' the whole the House took up the ieport of the committee on commerce, ielative to the proposed investigation ol the Heading strike. Clardy (Missouri, chairman of the committee, said that the majority of the committee concluded that the Anderson resolution, for congressional inquiry, ought not to tie adopted. There had been no testimony before the com mittee showing that the interstate traffic had been interfered with on the Heading road with the exception of a briet inter ruption at Fort Richmond. On the con trary, he thought it appeared affirmatively that there had been no sort ol interference or interruption of interstate commerce. It bad been stated that the Heading Co , in making an allotment of cars to the mining companies, discriminated in favor ol some companies and against others. This was a matter which was entirely within the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission. It was also stated that the Reading Co. and the Philadelphia Coal 6c Iron Co. were practically one and the same, and this was in violation of the constitu tion of Pennsylvania. If this were true the remedy was to be found in the State courts of Pennsylvania. Hayner of Maryland said the Reading railway had broken and violated a solemn compact it had made with its employes and now it commanded them to surrender un der threat of proclaiming to the American people that this great tributary of com merce should be closed and that not a ton of traffic should be freighted over its road. Congress had power beyond that which be longed to inter-state commerce to bring this great monopoly to bay. While the commission was investigating the working men would starve to death. Handall, of Pennsylvania, said the con tiovei-y between the railroad company and its employes was but one branch of the investigation. The most important branch was that relating to the controver sies existing between the coal combi nations and the miners. In his judgment the miners case was a vast deal stronger than was that of the employes ol the road, and he therelore suggested an amendment extending the investigation into the ex isting differences in the Lehigh and S. buylkill coal regions between the mining corporations and the miners. After iurther debate the following resolution was adopted without division : Resolved, That a special committee of live members be appointed to investigate forth with the extent, causes and effect upon inter-state commerce of the continued fail ure by the Heading railroad company to transport such commerce, and to report to the house by bill or otherwise lor consider ation at any time such legislation as is necessary to secure to the public a regular and complete execution by the railroad company of its obligations to serve as com mon carrier of inter-state commerce and to investigate the differences existing in the Lehigh and Schuylkill regions of Pennsyl vania between the corporations mining coal ard the miners, and further to investigate all facts relating to mining corporations and individual miners of anthracite coal in connection therewith, and report the same to the house with such recommendations as the committee may agree upon. Pittsburg, February (j.—When the non-union workmen quit work this after noon a large crowd of the strikers and their fiiends gathered in the vicinity of the mill. A few minutes after 4 o'clock thirty of the negroes under the protection of a suuad of 25 policemen, made their appear ance. They were greeted with cries of "IJIack sheep 1'' and "Scabs!" but no atten tion was paid to the angry crowd. Pretty soon they started down Hmallman street, loi lowed by the mob, which steadily in creased iu size until the street for a square was black with people. At the corner of Thirty-third street stones commenced to tly, and it began to look dangerous, but the officers promptly turned on the crowd and drove them back, after which they escorted the colored men to their homes. Three trips were necessary to get all the mon trom the mill, and the same scenes were repeated each time. A number of persons, includ ing non-unionists and on-lookers, were slightly injured by being hit with stones aud other missiles, but no one was serious ly hurt. Officer Friedman, whom it was alleged lired the shot that struck Kenny, was arrested to-night on the charge ot felonious shooting, preferred by the uncle of the boy. Friedman says he never used his revolver. Shenandoah, February 6.— One power ful influence in preserving the peace of the town this evening was the calling ot a Polish meeting at Kobbin's opera house by Rev. Father Walauski of the Greek Catho lic church. He timed his meeting for five o'clock, the hour when trouble would be gin, if at all, and he held his audience for nearly an hour and a half, explaining to them the tenor of the proclamation issued, the results that would follow acts of violence and the tuture evil that would have been entailed on their cause as workingmen. The priest is very popular with the men, is master workman of their assemblo, the largest in town, and his words impressed the men very forcibly. Phii.adei.phia, February 6.—The first regular session of the general executive board of the Knights of Labor this year was begun to-day. Powderly and Ayles worth were absent. The board endorsed the strike of the Heading employes, both railroaders and miners, and the moral, if not the financial, aid of the order will be brought to bear in favor of the strikers. CHURCH SENSATION. Serious Charges Against a Chicago • Minister. Chicago, February 1.—For some thne past rumors of a disagreeable nature has been disturbing the minds of the congre gation of the Ada street Methodist Episco pal church, as they have at last culminated in a scandal that lias caused unprecedented excitement among that quiet and religious community. The alleged culprit is Hev. J. P. Brushingbam, pastor of the above named church. He was arrested this even ing on a warrant charging illegitimate parentage, sworn out by Miss Eva Parker, a young lady of 18, who has recently be come a mother. Brushingham's legal ad viser said to a reporter that his client had never heard of the charge until the child was boru. He then immediately called a meeting of the official board of the church, which after deliberation, passed a reso lution expressing belief in his innocence and a determination to stand by him. The lawyer charges that the whole thing is an attempt at blackmail. Mr. Brushingham gave bonds in the sum of $>4)0 for appear ance in the Criminal Court. He will also have a church trial, which will take place soon, and in the meantime will suspend his 1 ibors as pastor. The Grant .Monument. New York, February 5.—The Grant Monument Association has issued a circu lar addressed to "artists, architects and sculptors," inviting competitive designs for a monument to be erected over General Grant's grave, to cost $500,000. Prizes of $1,500, $1.000, $500, $300 and $200 are offered. Intormation as to rules govern ing the competition can be had on applica tion to N. F. Greener, Secretary, 146 Broad way. the ol the It in a the the 6c un ton be the of to to is to a of ot a if a the tahiee on sugar. Report of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. San Francisco, February 1.—The Chaml»er of Commerce recently appointed a committee to consider the subject of tariff as affecting the sugar interests on the Pacific coast. The committee have prepared two reports, which will be sub mitted to the Chamber of Commerce to morrow. The majority report advocates that the present tarifi' be maintained and a strong protection plank is included in the resolutions which will be presented The minority report proposes that the duty on raw sugar be partially or entirely taken off and that a compensating bounty be paid for domestic sugar, claiming that this would afford protection to producers in California and elsewhere in the United States. Haw sugar declined in price to-day to 5! cents per pound, and the cause of the reduction is said to be that a surplus is ex pected on the coast during the coming year. Much sugar is being imported from Manila and Central America to compete with the Hawaiian trade. It is thought the refineries of this city will have a sur plus of 50,000 to 60.000 tons, which will probably be sent to New York in its raw state. A prominent sugar dealer said to day : "The Hawaiian crop is estimated to be at least 125,000 tons, while importations from other sources will amount to 35,000 tons, making the total receipts 160,000 tons. The consumption of the whole Pacific coast is but 75,« »00 tons, while 25,000 tons of refined sugar are sent annually as tar east as the Missouri river. This will leave a surplus of 60,000 tons for the year, ail of which will no doubt be shipped around the Horn to New York." San Francisco, February 2. — The Chamber of Commerce this afternoon adopted the majority report of the commit teo recently appointed to consider the tarifi' as affecting the sugar interest of the Pa cific coast. The report advocates that the present tarifi - be maintained. REDUCTION IN PRICE. Contest with the *ngar Syndicate. San Francisco, February 3.— War has opened between the two sugar refining companies. Before the cut was made the American company asked seven cents for golden C and 7] cents for extra C. The California company schedule called for 6] and 61 respectively. Last night the American company made a reduction of one cent per pound on each variety, placing the rate a quarter of a cent lower than that of their rivalp. To-day the California com pany took up the challenge and quoted golden C at 5:j and extra C at 6. It is be lieved these reductions will be promptly met and that the prices will drop even lower than last season'*. The refineries are striving for the trade of the fruit can - ners as well as the general public and have succeeded already in making sugar cheaper here than in New York. It is thought that the price of the best white varieties will decline to 5 or 5} cents per pound. A tele gram from New York announced that the secretary of the Sugar Trust is on his way to this city to induce both refiners to enter the combination, but it is stated on au thority tnat neither company will join the Trust. Washington, February 3. —The Secre tary of the Treasury to-day issued a cir cular to the custom officers in regard to the rate of drawback on dried refined sugars, which provides that the rate of drawbacks provisionally established by the circular of September 28,1886, ou all refined loaf, cut loaf, crushed, granulated and powdered sugar, stove-dried, or dried by other equal ly effective process, viz : Two and sixty hundredths per pound, less the legal re tention of one per cent, is hereby declared permanent. This question has been pend ing before the department for many months. WOOL INDUSTRY. Cost of Production Between the American and Foreign Article. Boston, February 3. —The Boston Com mercial Bulletin has collected from wool growers in all parts of the country statis tics showing the cost to growers of raising a pound of American wool. In its sum mary upon the result the Bulletin will say to-morrow editorially : American fine wool costs the grower, without his own profit or freight to mill, from 1 to 5 cents more a scoured pound, according to grade, than the corresponding grade of free foreign wool would cost the American manufacturer at his mill. Amer ican medium wool would similarly cost the grower from 1 to 3 cents more scoured than foreign imjiort wools cost the manufactur er. The prediction is ventured that the removal of the duty on combing or cloth ing wools would destroy the raising of merino wool in this country, but that in the older States, as in Canada to day, sheep might be grown, not for wool, but for mut ton, and as merino sheep does not make good mutton, Southdown or costwold sheep, that does make good mutton, would take its place. SILVER CERTIFICATES. Treasury Notice to National Banks. Washington, February 3.— The Treas urer to-day issued the following notice in regard to the issue of $1 and $2 silver cer tificates : "The Treasurer of the United States will issae silver certificates, in de nominations of $1 and $2, in return for national bank notes or for United States notes, or silver certificates mutilated or un fit for circulation, will be received for re demption under the regulations now in force. As heretofore, charges for transpor tation to Washington on national bank notes, in sums or multiples of $1,000, will be paid by the government. The charges on United States notes and silver certifi cates forwarded for redemption or exchange will be deducted from the proceeds of re mittances, at contract rates, unless prepaid, and the charges for returns in new silver certificates to be paid by consignee at gov ernment contract rates. A copy of this notice will be mailed to every bank and banker in the United States, with a view of meeting the demand for these small notes. Public Debt Maternent. Washington, February 1.—The follow ing is a recapitulation of the debt state ment issued to-day : Interest bearing debt, principal, $1,041,763,062; interest, $6,837,237; total, $1,048,600,299; debt on which interest has ceased since maturity, $3,091,346 ; debt bearing no interest, $604, 499,805; total.debt* principal, $1,693,232; interest, $7,014,219; total, $1, « 00,191,451 ; total debt less available cash items, $1,295, 441,827 ; net cash in treasury. $85,230,746 ; debt less cash in treasury February 1st, $1 210,211,081 ; debt less cash in treasury January 1st, $1,225,595,401 ; decrease debt during month, $15.387,320 ; decrease of debt since June 30,1887, $69,21 «,655; cash in treasury available for reduction of debt, $304,749,623; reserve fund, $100,000,000; available for reduction of debt, $146,242, 063; total cash in treasury as shown by the Treasurer's general account, $5oO f - 992,686. * ------ ^--- A Will Case Reversed. Lansing, February 2. —The Palms will case was reversed by the supreme court and the two children wUl get an income from the estate amounting to $200,000 per annum. The grandchildren get the eetate. : A GOOD BILL. To Prohibit the Exportation and Im portation of Unwholesome Meats. Washington, February 1.—The bill providmg for the inspection of meats for exportation was reported favorably to-day by Senator Evans, from the committee on foreign relations, authorizing the Secretary of the Trea-ury to cause a careful inspec tion to be made on all sales of pork and bacon intended for exportation, and au thorize the proper customs officers to give a certificate stating the condition of the meals. It prohibits giving a clea.unce to any vessel having on board salted pork or bacon found on inspection to be unwhole some ; but it provides that meat may be exported without inspections when it is proven to the satisfaction of the collector of customs that it has been properly salted and packed more than 60 days beforehand, and a certificate may be issued to that effect. It is made punishable by fine, im prisonment and forfeiture to import any adultered or unwholesome food or drink. The President is granted the power to sus pend, by proclamation, the importation of any article from any foreign country, or of all products of any foreign country, when ever he becomes satisfied that any adulter ated article is about to be imported into the United States; or that any foreign state is making UDjust discriminations against the importation of articles from the United States. The importation of diseased or infected meat, cattle, sheep and swine is prohibited, and the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized, at the expense of the owner, to place in quarantine all cattle, sheep and swine imparted into the United States. HOME RULE MEETING. Significant Address by Lord Hipon. Dublin, February 2.— Leinster hall was crowded this evening. Ex-Lord Mayor Sullivan presided over the meeting and a large number of Parnellite commissioners were on the platform. Lord Kipon in his remarks said he wished to be perfectly honest and must remind his auditors that he had belonged to the government that voted coerciou for Ireland, but had come to see that there was no hope in such a meas ure. Ireland now had a great party in England on her side and the time was near at hand when her hopes would be crowned with success. The opponents of home rule had searched the records ot the past and dragged up every possible crime to dishon or Irishmen. The practical answer to these men was for the Irish people to keep their temper aud wrest from the hands of their foes the sharpest weapons they possessed. He wished to assure English and Scotch Protestants that there was not the slightest reason to fear the Catholic majority would interfere with their just interests. Morley said the home rule question was rapidly approaching a crisis. The govern ment's policy was critical. Cruel force had utterly failed to discourage the commission of outrages. It benefitted neither land lords nor tenants. He was not in favor of any socialistic extirpation of property and believed an Irish parliament would be tbe last to agree to any such thing. In tbe beat of struggle desperate men doubtless used desperate language, but that would cease when tbe struggle cooled. CHINA. Interesting News From the Flowery Kingdom. San Francisco, February 2. — The steamer Belgic, which arrived to day, brings Hong Kong advices to January 3d and Yokohama advices to January 7th. A Chinese native paper announces that the Chinese government has resolved to pay back to the United States the large sum of money, the unclaimed balance of Wyoming indemnity, and hints that tbe United States might imitate the example by refunding the balaoce of unclaimed indemnity paid to the United States thirty years ago by tbe cityofHaigen. North Mingo, which was sub merged about one thousand years ago, bas recently been partly exposed to view, and a number of vases, plates and other utensils oftheSoug dynasty have been recovered by natives. A number of disasterous fires occurred in Hong Kong Christmas week and the loss was very heavy. Corean advices state that rumors are now current that the next move lor in dependence and absolute freedom from Chi nese rule will be the expulsion of several Europeans who are now in charge of mari time and customs departments. Among the reasons given for their expulsion is that they were appointed by the Chinese gov ernment and have ceased to tly Corean flags at treaty posts. The Queen of Corea has recovered from recent illness under the care of American physicians, and celehated tbe event by giving a banquet at the royal palace. CHINESE IMMIGRATION. Dennis Kearney Before tbe House Committee. Washington, February 2. — Dennis Kearney, of San Francisco, talked to the House committee on foreign affairs here this morning in support of Cummings' bill prohibiting Chinese immigration. He de clared there would be nothing for 73,000 children in San Francisco schools to do if something was not done to stop the inflow of Chinese, as no person will learn a trade followed by Chinamen. Kearney displayed a map of Chinatown, in the heart of San Francisco, and pictured the manner in which inhabitants of that quarter lived. He said in nine blocks in Chinatown thero were sixty-seven houses of prostitution, 150 gambling dens, and opium resorts in numerable. During his argument Kearney became very earnest in dénonciation of the Chinese, and was almost violent against those who opposed the absolute prohibition of Chinese immigration. The Boy Pianist. New York, February 2. —Josef Hoff man. the boy pianist,-underwent an exami nation at the mayor's office to-day as a re sult of the complaint that he was being overworked, made by President Gerry, of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The doctors concluded that the boy's physical and mental condition were in good order. His nervous organi zation was not to be judged as that of an ordinary child. Manager Abbey said he was willing to abide by any decision the mayor might make. His Honor decided that the young player should be allowed to give four performances a week. Afterwards Mr. Gerry announced that a wealthy gentleman, whose name he was not at liberty to give, had authorized him to oiler Hoffman's father $50,000 for the edu cation of the boy, provided he were with drawn from public performances until he became of age. Hoffman replied that he thought $100,000 would be necessary for the pnrpose. He and Gerry will confer on the matter_ _ Purchase of Railroad Bonds. New York, February 2.— Bids for $2, 000,000 of Montana Central bonds, the road recently purchased by the Manitoba com pany, which were opened to-day, amounted to $6,500,000 at prices ranging from 105 to 112 and 115. The award ranged from 108$ to 112 and 115. INCENDIARY EIRE. Another Attempt to Burn a New York Hospital. New York, February 2.— Last Monday night there was a fire iu the hospital for ruptured and crippled children, which re sulted in a panic among tbe children and the death of one of the domestics em ployed in the institution. It was evident ly of incendiary origin, but there was not the slightest clue to the culprit. The fire marshal has been watching the matter closely ever since, and this afternoon reached a rather astonishing solution of tbe mystery. Since the fire of Sunday other attempts to fire tbe building by placing matches on the register in such a way that their ignition would quickly start a conflagration have been made. This afternoon another and Dearly successful at tempt was made by setting fire to a lot of linen in a drawer. The fire department was called out and another panic among the cripples ensued, but the fire was soon put out. No one was hurt. One of the patients, Mary Wilson, a pretty and en gaging child of 11 years, was discovered sneaking uway from the spot where the tire was discovered, and the tire marshal, whose suspicions were aroused, pointed toward her and taxed her with tbe crime. She at first denied it, but dually broke down and confessed that she had made a half dozen attempts to burn tbe hospital. She did not know why she «lid it. A phy sician who examined her says she is affiicted witb pyromania. New York, February 3.— Little Mary Wilson, the eleven-year-old child who has several times set fire to the Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled, was in the York ville police court this morning. She some times wept bitterly and again looked va cantly about tbe court room, as though for getlnt of her surroundings. Tbe child would answer no questions of Judge Mur ray's that required any other reply than yes or no, aud was turned over to the Child rens Society for the present. Disastrous Eires. Chicago, February 5.—The two upper floors of the five story buildings Nos. 68 and 70 Wabash avenue were burned this morning and tbe rest of the structure and its contents were badly damaged by water, causing damages aggregating 890,000. A. K. Barnes & Co., printers, are the heaviest sufferers. Their loss is $55,000; insured for 836,000 among twenty companies. The other losses are all fully insured. They are as follows : C. H. Blakely & Co., print ers, $17,000; Schölte & Co., leather jobbers, $5,0« *0; R. K. McCabe & Co., printers, $3,000; il. K. Eagle 6c Co., w holesale grocers, and C. O. Thiel & Co, lithographers, $2,500 each, and H. A. Kohn, owner of the build ing, $5,000. St. LOUIS, February 5.—A fire this mor ning started in Hildreth's printing rooms. Following are the losses anti insurant« : L Herzog & Co., loss $35,000; insured $30,000. Hildreth printing and lithographing estab lishment, loss $75,000; insured $50,000. Mermod & Jaccard Jewelry company: Art department loss (ail by water; $25,000 ; folly insured. The building, owned by Mrs. Webb, and valued at about $50,000, is damaged about $10.000. It is insured for $:m»,ooo. l*o«tal Telegraph. Washington, February 1.—A minority of tbe house committee on post offices and post roads to-day filed a minority report on Anderson's bill to require tbe Pacific rail road companies to alford equal facilities to all telegraph companies in tbe transmis sion of telegraph business. White it ex pressed sympathy with the pnrpose of the majority to prevent aoy discrimination by any subsidized land grant roads, it believes that tbe legislation proposed would not he wise if it were competent and that the bill with its amendments is unconstitutional as seeking to interfere witb vested rights. The Western Union company built at its own expense additional Hors for railroads. It gave and gives tbe use of the lines and employes for railroad business and in the opinion of the minority there is no more right or power to amend such contracts by legislation than there is to legislate to turn a granger's farm into a base ball ground without the farmer's cousent. Notable Death«. Galveston, February 1. — Cyrus S. Oberly, lor several years past stsff corres nondent of tbe News, died this morning at Houston. New York, February 1.—Hon. G. W. Schuyler, a descendant of Gen. Phillip Schuyler and a well known politician, died at Ithica to day, aged 78. He was a trus tee of tbe Cornell University. Geo. I. Finkle, a leader in the famous anti-rent war in the Hudson and Mohawk valley in 1844-5, died to day, aged 80. Boston, February 3.—Herman Harman, uncle of Mrs. President Cleveland, her mother's brother, died to day in Charles town. Buffalo, N. Y., February 3 —Professor Charles Linden, the well known naturalist, died to-day in the Buffalo State insane asylum, aged 56. Macon, February 5.—James N. Camp bell, proprietor ' of the Macou Telegraph, died to-day of Bright's disease. Memphis, Tenn., February 6.—Dr. E. Miles Willett, Supreme Medical Examiner of the Catholic Knights ol America, died suddenly this afternoon of heart disease, aged 61 years. Boston. Mrs. Oliver Wendell Holmes, wife of Dr. Oliver Wendel Holmes, died this morning, aged 69 years. Knights of Labor. Philadelphia, February 6.— General Secretary Litchman of the Knights of Labor said to-day that the reports received showed tbe membership was increasing. The work of organization is being vigorously pushed forward in France, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, and preliminary steps have been taken towards the forming of a General Assembly for Europe. There are already twenty-six assemblies in England and twenty-four in Belgium, and tbe establish ment of a General Assembly in England, to include the continent, is but the fore runner of a plan to organize the entire world into five General Assemblies, which would be subordinate only to a supreme assembly, composed of the representatives of each country. Wreck and Loss of Life. San Francisco, February 6. —Advices were received here to-day to the effect that a vessel, supposed to be the British bark Abercorn, bound from Maryport, England, to Portland, Oregon, was wrecked on the Washington Territory coast, on the night of February 1st. The vessel arrived off Columbia river bar on February 1st, but being unable to get over the breakers, put to sea again. She was caught in a gale and driven northward, and during the night was wrecked on the coast near Gray's Har bor. The sea was so high that the officers and crew could not leave the vessel. They tried to do so, but failed, and all were lost except two seamen and an apprentice. It is thought that folly twenty lives were lost. The Abercorn 's captain was named Mc Cullom. She had a cargo of iron ore, and the vessel and cargo waa valued at $120, OOO. _ __ Frozen to Death. Brownsville, Texas, February 6.— Al bert Garquez, Felix Gomez, Feleciano Com tree, Antonio Blanco and a woman (name unknown ) were frozen to death on tbe 15th nit. near Tampico. I HE RAILROAD W t K. Heavy Cutting in Freight Rate«. Chicago, February 5.—Tbe western railroad war is being prosecuted with vigor. The most important reduction made yes terday was on packiug house produces from Kansas City. Omaha and ail other Missouri river points to Chicago. This rate was reduced from 25 cents per 100 pounds to 15 cents, and private dispatches received from Omaha packers state that they are offered a 13 ceDt rate. Chicago, February 6 —Cutting was to day again fast and lurioua in western freights. Lumber at the very outset in the morning was reduced from Chicago to Kansas City from 131 to 10 cents per 100 pounds, aDd to Council Blufi's and Omaha from 16 to 11 cents. All lines are meet ing the new rate. The Missouri Pacific has reduced livestock rates per carload from Kansas City to Chicago from $42 50 to 30. The Chicago lines followed with a similar reduction to Chicago of from 860 to 847.50. The Chicago & Alton put in a 10 cent grain rate to Chicago from Kansas City aud 5 cents to Ht. Louis. The Bur lington 6c Northern made reductions from St. Paul to Chicago the same as the Mil waukee «& St. Paul's reductions from Chi cago to St. Paul, a cut of 25 per cent. The Omaha and Council Bluffs lines pulled down the rare on hog products to Chicago from 15 to 13 cents, a total decrease of 12 cents since Friday last. Tbe Minnesota & Northwestern cut the rates to Des Moines, and tbe Hock Island issue«! a tarifi', making rates for first class 35 cents, second 30, third 24, fourth 19, fifth 14. The old rates were first class 62 cents, second 53, third 35, fourth 25, fifth 18. CJp to to night the grain rates from Council Bluffs and western Iowa bad not been disturlied, but the officials are of the opinion that they cannot be held up any great length of time. To make things more lively tbe Milwaukee & Ht. Paul this evening slashed once more at class rates, cutting them down just three cents all round. The new rates apply to Council Bluffs, Omaha, Kansas City and all south western Missouri river points. WAR RELIC. Propositi t «* Remove Litiliy Prison the Chicago. Chicago, February 5.—A new departure in tbe line of relic worship has been taken here. Preliminary steps for the lorruation of a corporation whose object is to pur chase anil remove to this city tbe famous Libby orison at Richmond, Va., were taken here yesterday. Tbe building is of red brick, three stories high and covered with an old fashioned gable roof. It contains about 600,069 bricks. Competent archi tects say it can be taken down, removed to Chicago and rebuilt just as it stands to-day. It will lie taken down in sec tions, boxed up and brought by rail. When erected in Chicaga the building will he surrounded by another building 200 by 150 feet with a glass roof. On the walls will be nain ted a panoramic view of the James river and country beyond. Four well known citizens are at the hack of the project. The compaoy will have a capital ol' $40.000, and all has been applied lor. Win. ii. Gray, who got op the scheme, says tbe building can be pur chased for $23.000, and an option has been taken on it. It is also proprsed to place in tbe hnibling a collecion of relics of tbe late war aud bave panoramic views of tbe engagement between the Monitor and Merrimac. *11**01 K I TRAGEDY. A Young Lady *bot and Killed by it Jealon* Lover. Stewartsvillb, Mo., February 7. —A frightful trage« I was committed on the stock farm of J. C. Everett, six miles south ot this city, to-«lay. William Bull, an em ploye. shot and killed Miss Ella Everett, daughter of tbe proprietor of the farm, and then killed himself. Bull asked Miss Ev. erett to marry him and she refused to do so. He then requested a private interview with her, which was refused. Bull then drew a pistol and shot her in tbe head, killing her instantly, and then went loan adjoining room and shot himself in the temple, dying in a tew minutes. Miss Ev erett was 20 years of age and tbe belle of the neighborhood. Bull was about 25 years old and had i*een a persistent suitor for some time. SPANISH POLICY. Significant Speech of Senor Castellar. Madrid, February 7. —Senor Castellar made a long speech. In reverting to tbe European situation, be censured the policy of constant increase of armaments and the policy of conquest, aud drew a comparison between the military and the industrial nations. Spain, he said, ought to follow a policy of peace and progress and to avoid conquests. He referred to tbe benefits to be derived from a general disarmament. He defended the interests of Spain in Morocco, bat declared that tbe time for a military conquest was past. Referring to internal questions, he advocated free trade as beneficial to the working classes. He applauded the liberal principles of the present cabinet, pointing out the conquests of liberty and democracy in Spain, and de clared that if the same principles were con tinued, the present monarchy might be come the most remarkable of its time. At tbe conclusion, Senor Castellar was enthu siaticaliy applauded on all sides of the boose. Sorghum Sugar. Washington, February 6.— Prof. Swen son, in charge of experiments in the man ufacture of sugar from sorghum cane at Fort Scott, Kansas, expresses the opinion in bis annual report that sugar can be pro duced fully as cheaply in Kansas as in Louisiana. Old Buckskin Dead. Lansing, Mich., February 3. —The old bnckskin horse ridden by Lieut. Baker, of this city, in the pursuit and capture of Wilkes Booth, died here to-day. His skin will be mounted and placed on exhibition in the State museum. Clearing House Report. Boston, February 5.—A table compiled rom specials to the Post from the man agers of the leading clearing houses of the United States give the gross exchanges for the week ending February 4th at $956, 871,458, a decrease of 2.2 per cent, as com pared with the corresponding week in 1887 Board of Trade Circular. San Francisco, February 7.—The State Board of Trade adopted a circular to-day concerning the condition of the laboring classes in California, which will be sent east for distribution. The circular recites that work is assured all, and that higher wages are paid than for the same character of work east of the Rockies. The circular also states that the prosperity of the peo ple is attested by the fact that while Cali fornia has bnt one-fiftieth of the popula tion of the United States the people have one-twentieth of the total saving de posits. _ _ _ Powderly's Condition. Buffalo, February 7.—It is now said that Powderly's physician has forbidden him to leave Scranton. BID BLUNDER. A Hank «tops payment During a lli« rectors' Meeting. Cincinnati, February 6.—Tbe Metro politan Bank directors held a session tb s morning at ten o'clock. Bending the meet ing the payment of checks was suspended and a long lme ot depositors gathered. In a very few minutes, however, tbe pay meut of checks begau. Tbe directors are still in session, and what »a« transacted is not yet known, except that Vice President De camp's lesignation was accepted and Louis Krohn has been chosen in bis place. Bank Examiner Handers is at tbe hank, bnt be says he is too busy to say any tb in g for the benefit of the public. The directors took no other action than to elect Krohn Vice President in place of Decamps. President Means, in referring to the stoppage of paymen's, says he sup posed tbe story must have arisen from some accidental delay at payer's desk, as no order for suspension was given. Every thing is quiet at the bank. Cincinnati, Ohio, February 6.— There was more than the usual demand upon tbe Metropolitan bank all day, but at the clear ing house it was ODly $10,000 behind. The directors held another session at 3 o'clock. While bankers agree that tbe Metropolitan is solvent they recognize the fact that it could not. meet every possible demaud in a day, so eight of the banks loaned it $25,000 each. Other offers were declined. Tbe objection made to Mr. Decamp, the retir ing vice president, was that be had been speculating too much in Findlay and o f her real estate. At Toledo to day two mort gages on Toledo acre property were filed for 810,000 each by John R. DeCamp and by DeCamp «.t Means to tbe Merchants National bank of Cincinnati. Washington, February 6.—Bank Ex aminer Handers, in his report to tbe comp troller of currency, says that 'he creditors of tbe Metropolitan bank ol' Cincinnati will lose nothing. Cincinnati, February 6. —The Metro politan National bank directors passed a resolution to-night to suspend. The bank is now in the hands of the government. Vice president J. R. Decamp has lieen ar rested. CINCINNATI, February 6 —The charge against DeCamp is certifying to a taise statement of the December condition of the bank. Tbe next movement will be the appointment of a receiver. The trouble is traced to an increase of stock, an is sue of from $500,000 to $1.000,000 being made to the holders of stock at 20 per cent, premium, the premium being utilized as surplns funds. A large paît of this in crease was paid for in notes. The placing of this stock iu various banks give rise to suspicion, ending in making it difficult to place tbe stock to sustain its market status. The directors were compelled to buy in considerable quanties. A light money market at the close of the year forced the Metropolitan to carry a load that was too heavy. Another trouble grew out of the reports of the speculative tendencies ol some of its officers, though there is no evi dence of its being carried to any consider able extent. The cashier states that there remains about $500,000 of the $1,500,000 deposit account. It is thought the deposit ors will be paid in full, while the stock holders will lie subject to an assessment of from 10 to 15 per cent on the par value of their holdings. When the arrest of Decamp was made, the private watchman of the bank made a vigorous resistance to tbe deputy United States marshal and was arrested, but was afterwards released. It is thought that other officers of the bank will be arrested. Cincinnati, February 7.— Wm. Means, President of the Metropolitan National Bank, has just been arrested for violation of the national banking law. Tbe warrant was issued this morning but was not served in the usual manner, out sf regard for Means. District Attorney Burnett noti fied him after twelve o'clock of the issu ance of the writ, and arranged for Means to go voluntarily with bis bondsmen to the Commissioner's office at two o'clock. With the Fidelity bank cases fresh in mind and with the proof that they gave of the relentless power of the government, where there has been a plain transgression ot the law, this arrest causes a decided sensation. Means has bad a leading posi tion among business men for a number of years. He had been reputed quite wealthy, and served a term as mayor, when he was elected not by a party vote, but by a combination whose support was compli mentary to their candidate. To have a man of such prominence put in the peril of im prisonment causes profound feeling. There is a fairly well authenticated statement that an examination of the bank's books and papers will show a gross violation of the banking laws in loans to officers and others connected with tbe bank very large ly in excess ot the limit allowed by law to any one. It is possible that this wrong doing may bave been carried to such an extent as to imperil the bank's solvency. Crooked Bank Transactions. Toronto. Ont., February 6. —The Central Bank investigation to-day revealed the fact that Allan, the late cashier, who absconded to tbe United States, owes the bank forty thousand dollars. Liquidator Campbell testified that Director McDonald's indebt edness to the bank at present is about $113,000 and that he is joinJy liable with another for a? wit $22,000. From Jane 6 to November 15, 1887, the amount due was over $330,000, From January 1 to November 15, 1887, McDonald drew out about $1,50,000. The bank carried Mc Donald's checks for over $88,000, as cash, from May 31 to October and a check for $100,000 was carried during a part of that time. On September 30 there was $129,000 of McDonald's checks being carried as cash. This would indicate a system of bogus deposits and fraudulent checks. The examination also elicited the information that James Baxter, of Montreal, is indebted to the bank to the extent of $41,000. The full extent ot Barnett's indebtedness is said by aome to be as high as $100,000. Nominations. Washington, February 2.— Receiver of public money, Robert Kennedy, at Shasta, California; J. F. Lnittncnm, Hacrimento, California; registers of the land office, P. W. Barton, Los Angeles, California; J. W. Preston, Indian agent, Mission Agency, California; Hecond Lieutenant McBlair to be first lieutenant Ninth cavalry. Confirmations. Washington, February 1.— J. R. Jor dan, United Htates Marshal for the western district of Texas. Registers of the Land Office— R. Y. Har din, at Buffalo, Wyoming ; F. W. Beane Blackfoot, Idaho ; J. N. Adams, at Yakima Washington Territory. Postmasters—C. A. Wistnm, at Billings, Montana ; Mrs. F. A. Helm, at Corvallis, Oregon ; C. E. Dudley, Marysville, Mont., J. S. Wiseareaver, at McMinnville, Oregon; C. W. Price, at Fort Benton, Mont ; J. I. McConnell, at Woodland, California ; C. F. Bilderback, at Boise City, Idaho. National Teachers' Convention. San Francisco, February 6.— Prepara tions are being made by the local executive committee of the National Teachers' Asso ciation for the National Convention to be held in this city next Jnly. It is expected that folly ten thousand teachers will be in attendance. The board of trade has given support to tbe convention and will assist in the preparations. r ii f coNVEN no*. California's I*lea for San Francisco. Washington. February 7.—Ex Gover ner Rodman H. Price of New Jersey, who is now in Washington, sent a letter to day to every member of the national Demo cratic comiuitt et urging San Francisco as the place for the meeting of tbe national Democratic convention u«-xt summer. The ieiler was written at tne suggestion ot a number of prominent Haa Franciscans and declares that the selection of that city (would not only be a «ieserved compliment to the youthful city aud section, but a sa gacious choice from a political point of v ew. The spaciousness of Han Francisco's convention buildings and hotels is referred to as an important consideration and it is stated that the price of tickets will assur edly l>e reduced so low that no objection can possibly be made to tbe selection of that city on the ground of expense. It is further suggested that by fixing July 7th as the date of the convention the occasion may be a mighty commemorative one in celebration ot the first raising of the Amer ican flag over California on July 7tb, 1846, the acquisition of the territory under the administration ' f President Polk and the wonderful development of the territory since its acquisition. The Austro-German Treaty. St. Petersuuro, February 7—The I'ienotnisl says: The publication of tbe Austro German treaty is an act of political incivility, ami tbe treaty itself is an act of perfidy and ingratitude towards the late Czar, to whom Germany was greatly in debted for her unity. The (Irashdauin , the official organ, in sists that the treaty is offensive as well as defensive, and advocates Russia's absten tion from all European counter alliances. Russia, it says, can have no dealings with Europe, not even with Franc-e, but must conflue herself to her great eastern mis sion. The Moscow Gazette proposes a nearer approach ment with England, and asserts that Lord Randolph Churchill, on his re cent visit, counseled seriously with the Russian statesmen on tbe necessity of England and Russia mutually guarantee ing themselves against the dangers of the the central Russian league and Prince Bis marck's Ctcarism. I he Austro-German Treaty. Vienna, February 7.—The German par ty iu the reichsrath to-day introduced a ptoposal to incorporate the Austro German treaty of alliance in an act of parliament. The representatives received the proposal with derision, and, as the government con sider it unnecessary, there is no chance of its lieing accepted. Bismarck's Speech. London, February 7—Prince Bismarck's speech was volubly discussed in political circles to-day, and upon the whole favor ably. Tbe weak point is considered to be the abandonment of the defense of Turkey. It is believed that if Lord Halisbury should assist in maintaining the status <juo public opinion would support the government. Approved by the Emperor. Bkrî.in, February 7.—Emperor William received Prince Bismarck to-day and ex pressed bis approval of tbe latter's speech in the Reichstag on Monday. No Agreement. London, February 7.—The negotiations for a commercial treaty between France and Italy have virtually collapsed, tbe representatives of the country being unable to agree. Gladstone Entertaining Royalty. London, February 7.—Gladstone has greatly eDjoyed his visit to Cannes. The weather there has been almost summer like. On Hunday be gave a dinner party, at which were present the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Baden, Prince Leo pold, of Hohenzollern, Prince Kadziwill and Prince Hohenlohe. Yesterday he had a long conversation w - ith the Emperor of Brazil, who is visiting Cannes. A distin guished company bade farewell to Glad stone at the railway station to-day. Appropriation*., Washington, February 7.— The diplo matic and consular appropriation bill, as reported to the house to-day, makes a total appropriation of $1,403,865 as against the appropriation of $1,419,942 for the current year. The decrease is accounted for by the omission of the appropriations for the Hay tien and Venezuelan commissions, which are not required this year. Live Stock. Chicago, February 1.—Cattle—Receipts, 9.000 ; steady ; steers, 3.0005.15; Stockers and feeders, 2.1503.50 ; Texas cattle, 1.75 03 25. Sheep—Receipts, 4,000 ; firm ; natives, 3 0005 25; western, 4.5005.10; Texans, 2 8003 90. Chicago, February 2.— Cattle—Receipts, 8,400 ; stronger ; steers, 305 ; Stockers and feeders, 2 2503.40 ; cows, bulls and mixed, 2.1502 50 ; Texas cattle, 2.4003.75. Chicago, February 3.—Cattle—Receipts, 18,000; strong; fancy, $5.2505 60; ateers, 3.0005 00; Stockers, 2.1503.40; Texas corn fed cattle, 3.2504.00. Sheep—Receipts, 6,000; steady; natives, 30005 35: western, 4.6005.14; Texans, 27504.00. Chicago, February 6 —Cattle—Receipts, 9.000 ; steady to strong ; steers, 305 25 ; stockers and feeders, 203.55 ; Texas grass cattle, 2 300 4. Sheep—Receipts, 8,000 ; slow and 10 lower; natives, 305.20; western, 4.400 5.10 ; Texans, 30390. Chicago, February 7.—Cattle—Receipts 5,000; about 10c. higher; steers 305.25; stocken and feeders 2.1003.60. Sheep—Receipts 6,000 ; slow and steady; western 4.4005.10; Texans 304. Wool Market. Boston, Fedruary 3.—Wool is in good demand. Ohio and Pennsylvania extra fleece, 30031 ; for XX and above, 31032 ; No. 1, 35 ; Michigan X, 28030 ; tine comb ing and delaine fleeces, 54055 • fine medium 52053; medium, 46050; Texas wool 12020; California, 9018; pulled wool super scoured, 450.50 ; extra 25028 ; other grades unchanged. Philadelphia, February 3— Wool is steady. Ohio and Pennsylvania XX and above, 30031 ; medium, 36037 ; coarse 36036$. New York, Michigan, Indiana and western fine or X and XX, 27028; medium 36037; coarse 35036; fine washed delaine, X and XX^ 33035; medium washed combing and delaine 570 38; coarse do, 36037; Canada wasned combing, 35036; tub washed 39042; Eastern Oregon, 14020; valley Oregon, 20026; New Mexico and Colorado 14 017. New York, February 3.— Wool is steady and quiet. Domestic fleece, 22037 ; pulled 15033 , Texas 13022. Boston, Febiuary 7.—Wool, steady; de mand good : Ohio and Pennsylvania extra fleeces, 30031; XX, 31032; XX and above, 320321 ; No. 1, 35 ; Michigan ex .ra, 28030; fine scoured Territory, 34055; fine medium do., 52053; medium do., 48 050; palled wools, 30037; other grades unchanged. New York, February 7.—Wool, quiet and steady; domestic fleece, 22037; palled wool, 15033; Texas, 13022.