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Forty Thousand Soldiers and Societies Paraded and Passed in Review. The Grand Ball in the Pension Office Court in the Evening. The President and Members of His Family Present After Midnight. Organization of the New Senate, With Vice President Morton in the Chair. Enthusiastic Reception of Parts of Gen. Harrison's Inaugural. DETAIL OF THE PARADE. The Grand Hall that Cloted Inaugura* tiou Day. Washington, March 4—With wonder lul patience the expectant spectators waited for the procession to-day while the inau guration ceremonies were in progress. The rain had abated somewhat and taken the form of a Ado driving mist. Despite all of the untoward surroundings the crowd pre served its good humor. Finally the head of the great procession turned into Penn sylvania avenue on its march to the White House and interest ceased in all else. Forty-eight years ago William Henry Harrison, on his white horse, headed a pro cession of 4,UU0 patriots on the same ronte. On that day Admiral Porter (then a lieu tenant) said it was the tinest pageant in the world. To-day probably 40 000 men were in line, to honor the grandson, many of them coming from sections of the coun try which, in 1841, were trackless areas of uninhabited territory. The elements warred upon them, but they held their own bravely. Poking eastward from the treasury, with the capitol lorming a hazy yet stately background, the sight was an inspiring one. Gen. Beaver rode in advance, and his head was uncovered a great many times in acknowledgement of the greetings of the multitude. A long line of troops, militia and civilians, with banners and guidons Hying in the wind, completely filled the vision. Over all was heard the continuons roar made np of the voices of thousands and thousands of spectators as they cheered the presidential party or greeted some par ticularly fine looking body of troops. When the bead of the procession reached the treasury a halt was called aud the Presi dent and party in carriages hurried off and drove rapidly to the white honse. When a hasty luncheon had been taken the party, with the exception of Mr. Cleveland, repaired to the reviewing stand and the President and Vice-President had their first view of the grand pageant in which they had taken so conspicuous a part. When they took their place at the front of the stand they were at once recognized by the crowd gathered beneath them and a mighty shout rent the air. The stand was elaborately decorated, the flags and bunt ing and presented a pretty picture. The review began immediately after the President's arrival and was in deed a beautiful spectacle. Gen. Beaver, chief marshal, headed the line with Gen. Hastings as chief of staff, followed by a number of aides. As they approached the stand they bared their beads and gave the president a marching salute. The president and Mr. Morton returned the compliment by removing their hats. At the sama time the band played "Hail to the Chief"and the crowd cheered vocifer ously. The first division presented a splen did appearance. It was composed of United States treops, marines, naval ap prentices, and the national guard of the district. The president recognized the salute of each commanding officer by rais ing his hat and he also uncovered his head as each flag was dipped in sainte. He spoke frequently to Mr. Morton in com mendation of the marcbiDg of the different regiments. The National Gnard of Pennsylvania, composed of the Seccnd Division, was commanded by Maj. Gen. John F. Hart laoft. The perfect alignment of the marching columns as they passed the President s stand and the soldierly bearing of the men called forth cheer after cheer of admiration. The Third Division was com manded by Gen. Foraker, of Ohio, and as he, accompaniee by his staff, approached the stand he was cheered to the echo. The only full regiment in the Third Brigade was the famous Seventh New York, which, as heretofore, was received with tremendous applause. The Fourth Divi sion consisted of G. A. R. posts and was commanded by Gen. William Warren. Most of the remainder of the procession was composed of civil organizations, politi cal clubs, etc. Most of them were hand somely uniformed. AFTER THE PARADE, THE DANCE. The great court of the pension building is to night ablaze with light and color and to the seductive music of great orchestras, thousansd glide through the movements of the dance or stroll in the corridors and promenades admiring or contributing to the marvelous beauty of the scence. The conrt of the new pension building is un doubtedly the largest and grandest interior of its kind on the continent and in sym metrical beauty has few superiors in the world. The area of tessalated tile floor is alnmt 37,000 square feet. On the west front of the first gallery hangs a large oil portrait of President Har rison, and on the <ast trout one of Vice President Morton, each richly framed in blue, purple and old gold silk plash. The portraits with their frames are fourteen by fifteen feet in size and are tastefully draped. Extending around the entire cir cuit ol the court under three galleries and over the head of the promenaders are thick laurels and garlands festooned in graceful lines. Similar garlands are looped and twined above the rich capitals of the bronzed Ionic pillars, forming with the arches a succession of eclipses. Directly over the west entrance to the building and high above the parapet of the first gallery in glittering colored gas jets is traced the word "Constitution;" and higher still shines a single five-pointed star, its crystal setting reflecting the rays from a hundred pointa of light. The faces of the three galleries are almost completely covered by rich draperies. On the front ol the lower gal lery and just above the capitola of the pil lars, are hung broad shields upon which are artistically painted in rich colors the coat-of-aims of all the States of the Union. Taken as a whole in detail the decora tions were undoubtedly the richest and most elaborate ever produced on this con tinent. The rooms set apart fer the use of the presidential party are on the second floor in the southwest corner of the build ing. The walls are entirely covered with cardinal silx plash with bronze and old gold plush fringe Bine portiere hang at each of the doors. The window hangings are of the finest lace and the carpets and rugs of the richest quality. The furniture a is on the richest design and material. At the side of the main room stands a tete-a tete floral chair with an overhanging canopy lettered, "Inauguration, 1889." Diagonally across the back of the one at the right is traced in immortelles the word "Harrison," and the other "Morton." Near by is a crys tal fountain of elaborate and beantifnl de sign which ceaselessly throws up a spray of exquisite perfume that fills the air with a delicate odor. Everywhere are flowers and tropical plants. The rooms assigned to the vice presidential party, the diplo matic corps and reception committee are scarcely elegantly famished. The ball room was crowded when at 1 o'clock word came that the President and party would soon arrive. A few minute« later President Harrison's party reached the huildiDg, escorted by Colonel Britton, chairman of the executive committee. They wert met at the entrance by the reception committeee, headed by Gen. McCammon An open passage was formed by the mem here of the committee and through thif lane the party proceeded to the stairway reserved for them. The President took the arm of Gen. McCammon and Mrs. Harrison was escorted by Colonel Britton The ladies shortly after retiring to arrange their toilets, while General Harri son gave a reception to the members of the various inangnral com mittees. A number of government officers and qnite a throng of ladies were presented to him. Vice President and Mrs. Morton and their daughters arrived soon after ac companied by Myron M. Parker and Henry A Willard, and were conducted to the apartments reserved for them. The ladies in the presidential party were Mrs. Harri son, Mrs. Russell B. Harrison and Mrs. McKee. With Vice President Morton were Mrs. Morton and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Hobson. The Vice President cangbt up with the first part of the procession and a few minutes later the whole party came ont again and were escorted by one of the stairways to the first balcony and thence to their rooms. CLEVELAND AT THE CLOSE. The ex-president's paît in to day's cere monies closed when the party returned to the white house trom the capitol. There he was joined by Col. Lamont, and the two entered Secretary Fairchild's carriage and were driven directly to the latter's residence on New Hampshire avenue. Mr. Cleveland had a very busy morning. He remained bard at work until three o'clock and was up at eight. The members of the cabinet were with him most of the time. A vast amount of busineps was accom plished. A large number of bills were ap proved, the most important being the act amending the interstate commerce bill, the sundry civil, the Indian, the deficiency, the post office, the army and the agricul tural appropriation bills. NEW SENATORS. The new Senators sworn in to-day were: Barbour, of Virginia, Higgins, of Delaware; McMillan, of Michigan; Marston, of New Hampshire. THE POSTMASTER BOUNCER. The First Assistant Postmaster General has tendered his resignation, to take effect upon the appointment of his successor. THE PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS. The Manner of Delivery and How It Has Received. Washington, March 4. —The cheering which followed the oath of office ceremony having at length subsided somewhat, President Harrison drew from his pocket a roll of manuscript and, after adjusting his spectacles, began reading his inaugural address. He kept his silk hat on during the delivery and was partly protected from the rain by the Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Cleveland, now ex-President, stood np dur ing the address, bat becoming tired toward the close, seated himself. The President spoke in a load, clear tone, with a distinct enunciation and emphasized with mnch earnestness portions of his speech. It was an instance of the President's power to raise above the surroundings and become wholly indifferent to them. His manner was as deliberate and forceful as if he was in the Senate chamber, perfectly at ease. His gestures were emphatic and prominent and all the graces of oratory of which he is master were brought into play effectively. Vice President Morton and Mrs. Morton were present daring part of the ceremony, bat the latter fainted in the throng and was removed to the Vice-President's room in the Senate, where she quickly revived and was taken home. The delivery of the speech was frequently marked by loud applause and shouts of approval. Reference to Dakota produced consider able cheering, bat when the President spoke of a free ballot the applause was mighty and tremendous. There were only mild demonstrations of approval when the President spoke of his policy in regard to office, and when he mentioned the words civil service, there was a silence broken only by the prolonged applause of a soli tary voice in the crowd. References to the rehabilation of the navy and to the establishment of steamship lines evoked cheers and cries of "Good !" Bnt there were most overwhelming shouts of approval of the statement of the President's pension policy. The crowd cheered again and again at this point and waved their hats and canes wildly. At the close of the address there was another outburst of applause, daring which ibe President tamed around and kissed his wife and daughter. The crowd, which had all this time surged back and forth like the waves of the sea, gradually dissolved. A line was tormed and the President re traced his steps to the Vice President's room of the Senate, escorted by Senator Hoar. _ _ English Press on Harrison's Inau gural. London, March 4 —The morning Post says concerning President Harrison's In agural: "President Harrison's address is marked by the commendable absence of bombast and if this marks the fa tore tone of national policy another element in concord with the world will be secured." The Daily News says: "Gold had a more decisive influence on the late election than on any that has gone before. The rich on both sides virtually bay places in the ad ministration by liberal donations to cam paign funds. It is a form of the purchase systtm which be des no good to the Senate and shows civil service reform must begin at the very apex of the pyramid. Presi dent Harrison's address is remarkable for its nnmerons foreign allusions. The Union may refuse to grow in territory but it can not refuse to grow in interests. The crea tion of a navy is evidently doe to other considerations than necessity for reducing the 8nrplns. The world may eoon have to reckon with a naval power. There are more disquieting signs for those who care to find them in the interchange of views on commercial nnion between Canada and America than in the fishery question. Failed to Become Laws. Washington, March 5. —The following bills did not receive the President's signa ture and consequently failed to become laws: An act to require the United States Circuit and District Judges to instruct the jury in writing in certain cases; an act pensioning the widow ef General Kilpatrick. -I WILLIAM HENfiY HARDISON MILLER, Attorney General of the United States. A faithful likeness is the above of the man chosen by President Harrison for Attorney General, a brief sketch of whom may well occompany his facial present ment on the auspicious day which marks the inauguration of a Republican admin istration. William Henry Harrison Miller for a period of fourteen years has been the law partner of General Harrison. He is a native of the State of New York, having been born at Angnsta, Oneida connty, forty-eight years ago. His father was a Whig and an ardent admirer of General William Henry Harrison, after whom the son was named. Miller entered Hamilton College at sixteen years of age and grad uated from that institution a r twenty. After leaving college he taught school and studied law for two years. He panned reading under the instruction of Judge Waite, afterward Chief Justice of the United States. Completing his studies he returned to Oneida connty and was married. Soon after he removed with his bride to Indiana, locating at Fort Wayne, where he began practice. Here he remained for eight years, during which time three children were born to him, the oldest of which is now twenty-two years of age. The next, a son, is a junior at Hamilton College, and the third is a daughter about seventeen years of age. Miller rise rapidly in his profession and soon stood at the head of the Fort Wayne Bar. In 1874 he received an offer of part nership with General Harrison, at Indian apolis, which offer was at once accepted, and he and his family removed to the State capital, and became intimate friends of the Harrisons—the most intimate, it is stated, that the General ever had. In everything that pertains to business Mr. Miller is a model ef precision, and General Harris jn, it is said, both in his professional and public life, has come to regard him as almost indispensible. The President has no more disinterested ad mirer than his former law partner, and in the cabinet the close personal relations be tween the two will doubtless continue as heretofore. The Attorney General is one of the wealthiest as he is one of the ablest of Indiana lawyers, and his home at In dianapolis is one of the social centers of the city. INAUGURATION. The Procession as Witnessed on Pennsylvania Avenue. Washington, March 4.— The inangnral procession, headed by General James A. Beaver, of Pennsylvania, with Daniel Hastings, Chief of Staff, and aide9. Then came the Presidential party in carriages, with survivors of the Seventieth Regiment Indiana Volunteers, as encourt. Following these came U. S. troops, infantry cavalry and artillery, naval detachments, including marines, seamen, and the signal corps. Then representations from the military organizations of the various States, in cluding a company of the 5th regiment of California. Then the Grand Army of the Republic posts; then Republican clnbs and campaign organizations from all parts of the country, including the National Com mittee of Notification and the Denver cowboys. Exciting Scene in the Senate. Washington, March 3 —There was in tense excitement on the floor and in the galleries in the Senate to-night when the president pro-tem (Ingalls) ordered the ar rest of Senator Riddleberger, of Virginia, the condition of the Senator was as bad from the total abstinance point as it has been any time daring his official life. As sergeant at arms Canady approached and took hold of Riddleberger's coat k lapel, the Senator grasped his seat with one hand and a straggle seemed imminent. At this mo ment Mr. Canady's deputies seized Riddle berger's hand and arm and his grasp being loosened Canady patting an arm half aronnd his body half carried and half pushed him into the cloak room, the door being but a few feet distant. He was then pat ander the guard of one of the deputy sergeant at arms, while varions ones of his associates endeavored to calm him and get him into a reasonable frame of mind. In the meantime the business of the Senate proceeded and gradually the usual condi tion and appearance of things reasserted themselves and the disgraceful episode was over for the present. As to the Senate. Washington, March 5.— The Demo cratic Senators held a conference this morn ing on business to come before the special session. No definite conclusion was reach ed, but the sentiment of the members is against permitting the consideration of legislative business. The Republican Senators, it is stated, will not attempt to do anything bnt purely executive business. A two weeks session at the most is ex pected. _ _ _ Relief for Starving Chinese. San Francisco, March 1.— The steamer City of New York, from China and Japan brings advices of relief coming from all sides for the great distress in North China, caused by the last season's flood, bnt never theless it is feared many thousands of people will perish in the cold of winter. CLOSING HOURS. The Amount of Business Done by the Closing Congress. Washington, March 3.—Undoubtedly the most noteworthy legislative act of the Fiftieth Congress which closes at noon to morrow, has been the passage of the act by which there will be an addition of fonr new States to the National colors. The first of the session was made nunsnally in teresting by the National election which was near at hand, and the lines of both parties were closely drawn, with the lead ers watching eagerly for every opportunity that might give them an advantage, how ever Blight, in the approaching contest. Although the measure which caused the prolongation of the first session to a time be yond all precedent, its failure of enact ment resulted in nothing save a mighty torrent of debate. Congress nevertheless achieved a considerable amount of work. More bills have been introduced and more enacted into laws than daring any other Congress. In the matter of vetoes heretofore unsur passed the record of the Forty-ninth Con gress has been beaten by President Cleve land disapproving more bills daring the last two years of his administration than the first two. He has vetoed directly 278 bills, 157 more than all his predecessors combined, from Washington down; while a number of the measures have been objected to by the "pocket" veto. Daring the two sessions there has been introduced in the House 12,659 bills or 1,400 more than in the preceding Congress and 267 joint resolutions or five more than in the 49th Congress. Committee reports have been made to the number of 4,154. In the Senate 3,998 bills and 144 joint res olutions have been introduced, against 3,357 bills and 118 resolutions daring the 49th Congress, which has broken all prev ious ^records in this report. There were 2,706 written reports made, or over 700 in excess of the preceding Congress. Of all these bills and joint resolutions 1,789, bills originating in the Senate be came law to the number of 601, of which 409 weie of a private character. Forty seven Senate bills were vetoed, the most important being those for the erection of public buildings at Youngstown, Ohio, and Sionx City, Iowa, and the direct tax bill. By far the most important bill enacted into law has been the Omnibus bill by which North and South Dakota, Washington and Montana Territories may acquire Statehood. Among other Senate bills placed on the statute books are to provide for warehous ing frnit and brandy and to increase the pension for the loss of both hands and also for deafness. To incorporate the Nicaragua Canal company and to provide aid to Btate homes for the support of disabled soldiers became laws, of which No. 190 originated in the House and No. 601 in the Senate. The President also sent a veto message in the case of ninety-nine House bills and forty-seven Senate bills, or eighteen more vetoes than were made daring the previous Congress. Of the Honse bills which be came laws, 832 were private bills and 358 measures of public character. All of the ninety-nine Honse bills vetoed except eight were either private pension or relief bills. The eight pnblic bills are as follows: For qniet title to the settlers of the Dee Moines river lands, Iowa; for the sale of Indian land in Kansas; for the disposal of the Wal lace militarv reservation in Kansas; for authorizing improvement of Castle Island, Boston Harbor; for certification of lands to the State of Kansas for the benefit of the agricultural and mechanical arts; for the erection of public buildings in Columbus. Ga., Allentown, Penn., Council Bluffs, la., and Bar Harbor, Me. Some of the more important Honse bills which became laws are as follows: For a conference of the South and Central Ameri can nations in Washington; in May next; to divide the great Sionx reservation in Dakota; the Chinese exclu sion act; for the protection of United States officials in Indian Territories; to authorize the condemnation of land fore ites for pub lic buildings; creating a Department of Agriculture, the head of the department to l)e a cabinet officer; to establish a Depart ment of Labor; to create boards of cibitra tion or commissions for settling controver sies or differences between interstate com mon carriers and their employes; revenue laws, by relaxing the rigors of the laws authorizing the five civilized tribes to lease their lands, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior; authorizing the issne of fractional silver certificates; to prevent the employment of alien labor upon public buildings or other public works, and in the varions depart ments of the government; to forfeit the Northern Pacific land grant and to provide for the revocation and withdrawal of the land grants made for the benefit of certain ailroads. The fisheries retaliation bill* recommended by the President, and 684 bills, after passing the Senate, failed through one cause or other to reach the President. The most important are as fol lows : Declaring the sense of the United States Government with reference to for eign control of the Panama canal; the Blair educational bill; the dependent pen sion bill; providing for inspection of meats and prohibiting the importation of adulter ated articles; swamp land bills; to increase the pension for total disability; for com pulsory education of Indian children; to anthorize the sale of certain mineral lands to aliens; to make telegraph com panies subject to regulation by the Interstate Committee on Commerce; to prohibit the coming of Chinese laborers into the United States; to allow any honor ably discharged soldier or sailor who has abandoned or relinquished his homestead entry to make another; to change the time of the meeting of the electoral college; rati fying the Creek Indian agreement; To enable the president to protect the inter ests of the United States in Panama; to protect the Alaska far, seal and salmon fisheries- directing the Secretary of the In terior to investigate the practicability of constructing water storage reservoirs in arid regions; the erection of public build ings or the eniargment or change of exist ing buildings in several cities; the coinage of silver; to repeal the oleomargarine act; the varioas measures proposing a radical departure in oar pension tariff and finan cial systems; two important treaties which were reported were the Canadian fisheries and the British extradition conventions; to forfeit wagon road land grants in Ore gon; to retire Gen. John Fremont; to ratify the Southern Ute Indian agreement. Fol lowing are among the important measures which also came to naught: The Pacific railway funding bill; the bill for the ad mission of Utah, Idaho and New Mexico and enjoining the Territories to declare trusts unlawful; to promote commercial onion with Canada, and to authorize the President to open negotiations with a view to the annexation of the Dominion; to grant woman snffrage; to repeal the civil service law, internal revenue laws and to bacco tax; to lay a graduated income tax for bounty on sngar. Removal of Gov. Church Asked. Bismarck, Dak., March 5. —Forty-five members of the Legislature telegraphed President Harrison asking him to remove Gov. Chnrch at once and to appoint Secre tary McConnell Acting Governor, the object being to shat off more vetoes on the part of Chnrch. Keduced Appropriations. Washington, March 5. —The amount carried by the general appropriation bills passed at the recent session of Congress is $281,879,000, against $306,986,000 for the carrent year. « HON. JOHN WJLLOIK NOBLE. A Probable Coming Member of Geu. Un»a>ao/ktt9o Po hinot The Herald presents above an excel lent portrait of the eminent lawyer whom our Washington report to-day again con nects with the Cabinet of President-elect Harrison. John Willock Noble was born at Lancas ter, Ohio, October 26, 1831. Among his brothers is Henry C. Noble, a prominent lawyer of Columbus, Ohio. He paesed his early days in Coiambus and Cincin nati, where he enjoyed good educa tional advantages. He attended Miami University and afterwards Yale college, gradnating from that institution in 1851. Upon his graduation he studied law, first in the office of his brother and then in that of Henry Stanberry, subsequently dis tinguished as Attorney-General of the United States under President Johnson. Mr. Noble settled first in St LoniB in 1855. Not meeting with the success in the prac tice of the law that he expected, he re moved the following year to Keoknk, Iowa, where he became prominent at the bar. At the breaking oat of the war he en listed as a private in the Third Iowa Cav airy. This regiment was actively engaged from the beginning to the close of the war, and distinguished itself in many battles, and Mr. Noble was steadily promoted un til he became Colonel. He was in the battle of Pea Ridge, was present at the surrender of Vicksburg, took part in the cavalry raid into Alabama and Georgia. At the close of the war he was promoted to a Brigadier Generalship for meritorious services. He was mastered oat in 1865. General Noble was married in 1864. Two children were born of the marriage, neither of whom is living. After the war General Noble set tled in St. LoaiB, where he was made United States District Attorney by Presi dent Johnson. He resigned his position in 1870, and has since been engaged in the private practice of law. WEST VIRGINIA. Organization of the State Govern ment. Charleston, W. Va., March 4. —At noon to-day General Goff, Republican can didate for Governor and claimant to the office, took the oath in one of the rooms of state honse set apart for the use of the Governor. About the same time in another apartment President Carr, of the Senate, also took npon himself the prescribed oath and prepared to transact the business of the office, while in his private office W. P. Wil son, who has filled the office for the past four years, continued in like form at least to discharge his accustomed duty, while in and about the state bouse there was gath ered a crowd of people about equally divided between the two political parties. About 12:30 o'clock General Goff and sev eral friends came into the capitol and pro ceeded to the private office of Governor Wilson, who was also surrounded by a number of his friends. General Goff mounted a chair and addressed the crowd which had assembled in the room. He claimed he had received a clear ma jority ot the votes cast. He charged Speaker Woods of tne Honse of Delegates with'having failed in the performance of his constitutional duties in not declaring the result, and said : "I am now ready in the presence of these people of my State to kiss the Holy Bible and commit myself to tne destiny that awaits me by virtue of the partiality of my fellow citizens." The oath was then administered by H. C. Mc Whorter, after which Gen. Goff proceeded to Gov. Wilson's private office and de manded possession. Gov. Wilson was sur rounded by a dense mass of his friends and party leaders. In reply to the demand he said he was of the opinion that the Legisla ture, as a co-ordinate department of the Government, in joint session assembly, had exclusive jurisdiction to ascertain and de clare the result of the election, and no title coaid come from any other scarce. He held it as his dnty to continue in charge. President Carr made a similar demand after taking the oath and was similarly re fused, and thus it stands. Iron Works Failure. New York, March 5.— The failed Read ing iron works are rated by Bradstreets at over a million dollars. r& & >0 r EX-G0Y. BEDFIELD PR0C1 OR. The Man Selected for Minister of War. The Herald presents above a first rate portrait of Hon. Redfield Proctor, ex-Gov ernor of Vermont, whom President elect Harrison has assigned to the portfolio of War, as reported by the Associated Press in oar Washington report last night. Among the reasons assumed for this dis tinguished recognition of the Green Monn tain State in the councils of the Cabinet is the eminent position occupied by Governor Proctor in the Republican party of his State, as also the tact that, as chairman of the Vermont delegation to the National Republican Convention of 1888, he was the head of the one distinctive delegation in the whole body which voted for Gen. Har rison first, last and all the time. On his way home from a visit to the Pacific coast a few weeks ago, Gov. Proctor deviated from his journey to call upon and pay his respects to the President-elect at In dianapolis. Then and there, it is under stood, General Harrison decided to confer upon the eminent Vermonter the honor of a cabinet portfolio, without at the time de termining the exact department which should be bis. Ex. Gov. Proctor is a large landed proprietor, living at Proctor, a town founded by him aud which is situated few miles from Rutlaud. It is said of him that, as Governor of Vermont, he made one of the best executive officers that the Green Mountain State ever had in that position. ENDED HIS LIFE. Suicide of Pigott, the Irish Forger. London, March 1.-The description given of the man who committed suicide in Madrid tallies with that of the man who called at the Hotel des Deux Mondes, in Paris, after Pigott's flight. The suicide is undoubtedly Pigott. He doubtless as sumed the name of "Ronald Ponsonby" because the initials corresponded with those of his baggage. A dispatch from Madrid to the Times says: The arrest of the suicide was made in consequence of a telegram from the British foreign office. Ponsonby arrived from Paris Thursday morning. His only baggage was a small hand-bag. Soon after his arrival he sent a telegram to London. The Standard says it is able to confirm the statement that the suicide is Pigott. When arrested he took the situation coolly and threw the officers off the scent with the excase that he wished to get his over coat He retired to an alcove and there shot himself. He died instantly. His head was terribly disfigured. Bound For Home. Washington, March 5. —Strains of mar tial music filled the air to-day as numerous organizations marched down Pennsylvania avenue homeward. The streets were thronged with a steady stream of humanity flowing along the wide avenue. Many the organizations had their photographs taken in groups, with the necessary build ing as* a background. The companies of Pennsylvania militia that have been quar tered in the State, War and Navy Depart ment buildings, went away with a high ap preciation of the kindness of Secretary Whitney, who bad given orders that they were to he supplied with an abundance hotel food daring their stay. The bill which the Secretary received for a single item of refreshment amounted to $800. Secretary Whitney took official leave of the officers and employes of the Navy Depart ment this afternoon, and at the same rime took occasion to say a few pleasant words in regard to his successor. Persia Congratulations. Washington, March 6.—A cable mes sage was received at the State Department to-day from the United States minister to Persia, conveying the Shah's congratula tions to President Harrison. The message was snbmitted to the President who re quested that Secretary Bayard make suitable reply. The following telegram was sent to the minister in the afternoon: "The President highly appreciates and cordially reciprocates the kind expressions of the Shah." Signed Bayard, Secretary. Exchange of Cnrtesies. Washington, March 5.— Ex-President and Mrs. Cleveland will leave for New York to-morrow morning. Mrs. Cleveland was to day recipient of a beantifnl bonquet of flowers from Mrs. Harrison. The bouquet was accompanied by a note from Mrs. Harrison thanking Mrs. Cleveland lor the courtesy and kindness of the retiring mistress of the white house to Mrs. Har rison since the latter's arrival at Wash ington. West Virginia Mnddle. Chaleston, w. Va., March 5.— The interest and excitement growing ont of the gubernatorial situation continues, but there have been no steps taken to change the sit uation. To-night it is aonoanced that an application for a qn » warranto will be made to the Supreme Comt by General Goff to morrow. Meanwhile Wilson maintains his hold npon the executive office and is gov ernor to all outward appearances. The case has been made no more visible upon the surface. Live Stock. Chicago, March 4.—Cattle receipts, 11,000; weak; trade slow; choice to extra beeves, 25@4 50; sri-ers, 2 90@4: stockera aud feeders, 2.20@3 10 Sheep receipts, 7,000; steady and rather weak; natives, 2 95@5 10; west cornfed, 4 email@example.com. Chicago, February 27.—Cattle — Re ceipts, 10,000; steady; beeves, firstname.lastname@example.org; steers, email@example.com; stockera and feeders, 2.15@3 35. Sheep—Receipts, 7,000; steady; natives, firstname.lastname@example.org; westerns, com fed, 2.50(2,4.80; Texans, 3.25@4 25. Chicago, March 1.—Cattle—Receipts, stronger: beeves, 4.20@475; steers email@example.com; Stockers and feeders, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Receipts—7,000; strong; natives email@example.com; western, corn fed, 4 firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicago, March 5.—Cattle — Receipts 7,500; steady; lower of common beeves, $4.00 @4.50; steers, $3 email@example.com; stockera and feeders, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Texas cows, $2.00@ 2.15. Sheep—Receipts—6,500; slow; natives $email@example.com; western, com fed, $4.40@ 4.80; Texans, firstname.lastname@example.org. SHAKING HANDS. President Harrison Submits to a Tir ing Ordeal. Washington, March 6.— President Har rison resumed the fatiguing duty of shak ing hands with the public this morning. Among the callers were the Justices of the Supreme Court in a body, and a large num ber of Indianans, who expressed their feiic tatioDS an dgiod wishes through Representa tive Brown. Harrison britfly expressed his gratification. At 11:30 the public reception was sus pended and an earnest private conference was held with Secretary Noble, of the In terior department, after which an audience was given to a hnmber of Congressmen. Secretaries Windom, Proctor and Rusk also called. Each had a short chat with the President. Soon after noon the doors were re-opened and the pnblic grind began again. IN PLACE. The New Cabinet Take Office To Day. Washington, March 6.— The President signed the commissions of all the members of the cabinet this morning and they were formally indneted into office daring the day. _____ _ _ THE WAR OFFICE. Secretary Proctor Takes Charge Thi9 Afternoon. Washington, March 6. —Proctor ar rived at the War Department about one o'clock. Ex-Secretary Endicott and all the chiefs of Bnreans were in waiting in the Secretary's office. General Sherman also called on the retiring Secretary daring the morning and remained daring the cere monies incident to the change in the ad ministration. After Proctor had been duly installed he received all the officers and employes of the Department. General Schofield and all the principal officers of Department were separately introduced by Ex-Secretary Endicott. INS AND OUTS. The New Ministers in Charge ol the Departments. Washington, March 6.—One by one the members of the cabinet, after receiving their commissions, repaired to their respec tive departments, duly qualified and re lieved their predecessors in office. Subse quently they received their chief subor dinates. At 2 o'clock this afternoon Blaine came to the Department of State, where a large crowd filled the hallway before the door of the Secretary's room. Secretary Bayard cordially received Blaine. They exchanged courtesies while waiting the arrival of Justice Miller. Half an hoar later he camb. Blaine repeated the oath of office in the presence of Secretary Bayard, Walker Blaine and Gen. Sherman. OFF FOR NEW YORK. Departure of the Ex-President and Others From Washington. Washington, March 6.— The ex-Presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland left Washington for New York at 11 o'clock, accompanied by Mrs. Folsom, ex-Postmaster General and Mrs. Dickinson, and Colonel and Mrs. La mont and family. Ex-Secretary and Mrs. Fairchild escorted them to the station, where they were met by all the members of the retiring cabinet and families. The party was recognized by the crowd in the station, aud Cleveland was cheered until 1 he disappeared. EFFECTS OF THE FAILURE. Other Pennsylvania Iron Works Shut Down. Reading, March 6. —The failure of the Reading Iron Works has caused a great flurry among the iron men. Last night the rolling mills at Naomi and Gibraltar, in this connty, a great portion of whose products were received by the Reading Iron Works, were closed down for want of orders. And this forenoon the Keystone Rolling Mill, of this city, whose entire pro duct is taken by the Reading Works, also shat down. ALLEGED NEW ELDORADO. Working np a Stampede for Lower California. San Francisco, March 6.— The gold ex citement in Lower California, near Ensena da, is increasing and many are flocking from San Diego to the gold fields. Work on the Gnymaca, San Diego & Eastern railroad has stopped, the workmen leaving in a body for the mines. Steamers between San Diego snd Ensenada have doubled their rates, but the rush continues. Stages are now running overland. The mines are located sixty miles southwest of Ensenada. San Diego papers declare that development covers one handled miles square and that the placer miners are maxing a great deal i f money, $13,000 in gold dust having been brought into Fnsenada and San Diego yesterday. Nearly all the California pspgrs haved urged the people tobe cautions about rushing into the mines, owing to the fact that many of the recently reported mines in California failed to carry out the first indications of wealth, but there seems to be nc question but that people in the ■ »□them portion of the State believe a new and really profitable gold field has been discovered. Another Obnoxious Governor. Washington, March 6. —A delegation of residents of Arizona are in the city for the purpose of securing an early change in the Governor of that Territory. Not English, You Know. Sydney, N. 8. W., March 6.— The min istery'of New South Wales has been de feated on the question of protection and resigned. Sir Henry Parkes will form a free trade cabinet. The Queen's Voyage. London, March 6. — Queen Victoria sailed to-day for Cherbourg, on her way to Barritz.