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THREE DEVELOPED IN ONE DAY'S SESSION. Knglund IIikI lint End of Two Senator Morgan Jump All Over Kuglnnd as tho Instigator of n Nloaraugua Objection to the Proposed Canal. Washington, Jan. 23. Tho session of tho Senate yesterday developed three distinct sensations. Most im portant of theso was tho presentation by Mr. Sherman of a letter from Min ister Roderiguoz, the representative of the Greater Republic of Central America (including' Nicaragua), in ef fect protesting against the execution of the Nicaraguan canal project by the United States under the concession granted in 1587 to tho Nienraguan Canal company. As the bill for this purpose was about to be voted on by the Senate, the appearance of tne let ter created consternation among its friends. Mr. Morgan, its chief supporter, at once declared the letter was inspired by Great Britain, who sought to drive the United States from the isthmus by using the Central Americas as a cats paw. He asserted Minister Roderiguez had come here to execute such a plan, and that it was an open threat against American control of the canal. The debate was very earnest, and the letter made a profound impression on the senators. Senator Vilas declared it Htruck a death blow to the canal pro ject proposed by the pending bill. Earlier in the day the Senate unex pectedly found itself discussing the new Anglo-American treaty. While the treaty itself has been released, all discussion of it is restricted to ex ecutive sessions. Notwithstanding this rule the expressions were free and full from Messrs. Sherman, Gray, Cul loin, Lodge, Hoar, Stewart and others. The statements of these Senators were uniformly favorable to the high prin ple of tho treaty, the only qualification being that it should receive mature and dispassionate consideration. Shortly after the session began Mr. Turpie caused a preliminary flurry by criticising the reported agreement be tween Mr. Ohiey and Mr. Sherman by which no action was to be taken as to Cuba before March 4. Mr. Sherman emphatically denied that any such agreement had been made, and added he had not had a word witli Mr. Olney in that direction. Mr. Turpie gave notice of a speech on the Cameron Cuban resolution on Monday. Theso three incidents relat ing to current foreign questions made the day's session of the most eventful in years. CLOTHING TRUST NEXT. Bit; Manufacturer of America Form a Combine for Mutual Protection. New York, Jan. 23. After years of quiet but persistent effort the clothing manufacturers of the country have fully organized a combine, to be known sis the National Clothiers' association. It begins operations under a con solidation, having this preamble: "The purposes of this association shall be to foster and promote the clothing indus try of the United States, to promote uniformity and certainty in its cus toms and usages, and harmony of action among those engaged therein; to reform abuses iu the trade and se cure freeodm from unjust exactions; to acquire, preserve and disseminate ac curate, reliable information . relative to the clothing trade and to promote a more enlarged and friendly inter course among those engaged therein." The officers elected are: President, Samuel Rosenthal of Jtaltimorc; first vice president, Alfred Hockstader of New York; second vice president, Adolph Nathan of Chicago; treasurer, Jacob S. Cheur of Cincinnati. The firms pledged to the scheme havo an annual output of $350,000,000. They assert with vehemence prices are not to be tampered with and that each manufacturer will be at liberty, as heretofore, to conduct his business as he pleases. take up by kites. Lieutenant IVine Make the First Sue eessful Ascension In America. Nkw York, Jan. 23. Lieutenant Hugh D. Wise of the Ninth infantry, U. S. A., on Governor's Island, hits for six months been studying and experi menting with kites as a means of as sisting armies in warfare. His kites are cellular, with rectangular frames of spruce and cotton string and cotton cloth in strips stretched around the ends of tho frames, leaving both ends of the the rectangular framework open, and also an open strip iu the center. Thus four 'lifting surfaces and four guiding surfaces are presented to the wind. Yesterday, when tho bree.o freshened to a fifteen mile an hour gait, he was hoisted forty-two feet into the air by his kites so that he could see over the eaves of the officers' quarters and down tho bay. The forco represented by the pulling of the four kites is estimated at 400 pounds. ' , Kansas Desperadoes F.scape Easily. Uabdex Citv, Kan., Jan. 23. Clar ence E. Nelson, alias Collins; William II. Shaw, alias Burk, alias Adams, and O. II. Blakeslcy. alias Fay, alias Everett, who were in jail at Syracuse for the robbery of the depot and hotel at Coolidge, induced the sheriff's son and another young man to come to their cell to play a game of cards last night Then the three overpowered the boys, gagged them, secured their firearms and locked them tip. The desperadoes then stole three horses and rode to the south. ' The Plague Spreading. St. 'Petersburg, Jan. 23. Two cases of the plague, which is raging in Bora hay, are reported from Karaman is land, off the west cost of Arabia, in the Red sea. It is a British possession and one of the leading stations near to the city of Mecca. A severe quaran tine has been established by the Rus sian authorities. Sir Isaac Pitman Dead. Londox, Jan. 23. Sir Isaac Titman, inventor of the shorthand system that bears his name, is dead, after an ill ness of several years from a complica tion of diseases. NOCORPORATION POLITICS A Stringent Hill Certain to Pass the Missouri House. .Tkvkv.rhov Citv. Mo.. Jan. 23. The special committee of the ' House ap pointed to investigate the efforts of the railroads and other corporations to influence elections nas rcporica through Bohart of Clinton a substitute for the bills on that subject now pend ing before the House. The bill pro vides that all employes of corpora tions shall have four hours on election day without loss of wages. No cor poration can, through its officers or employes, try to influence tho votes of any person or distribute campaign lit erature of any kind. Corporations acting under charters of this state are to bo punished by forfeit of their charter for any kind of coercion. For eign corporations are to bo punished through their officers, who are to be subjected to a penitentiary sentence limited to five years for intimidation or bribery, threats of discharge or promises to employ. It is a misde meanor punishable by fine for them to distribute literature. A PACIFIC AGREEMENT. Attorney General Harmon Succeed In Protecting the Government's Interest. Washington, Jan. 2.J. Tho attorney general has entered into an agreement with the reorganization committee of the Union and Kansas Pacific railroads, by which tho government is. to join the committee in tho foreclosure proceedings. The commit tee guarantees to the government that at tiio foreclosure sale it shall receive a bid of at least tho original amount of the bond, less payments made by the company to the government with in terest at the rate of 3tf per cent per annum. The agreement has been signed and active steps will bo taken in a few davs. OREGON IMITATES KANSAS. Two House of tho Legislature Sitting To gether Mitchell Men Hopeful. Salem, Ore., Jan. With the assist ance of two Democrats, the. Uenson men, supporters of Senator Mitchell, completed tho organization of the house according to program, without a collision with the opposition. There were thirty-three members present, three more that a majority. II. L. Benson, the permanent speaker.chosen by the Mitchell men, took his seat be side Temperary Speaker Davis, who was chosen a week ago Monday. Af ter the appointment of a committee to notify the governor that the house was ready lor business, tho house ad journed. DOUBLE LYNCHING. Accused Negro Murdorors Taken From a Georgia Jail by a Midnight Mob. Jefkersonvili.k, Ga., Jan. 23. The jail here was broken open at midnight last night by a mob of masked men and two negroes, William White and Charles Forsythe, implicated in the murder of Mrs. Rowland, at Adams' Park, were taken out and hanged to a limb and their bodies riddled with bullets. Organized i Coup. Chicago, Jan. 23. The Posts Wash ington special says: "Republican leaders of tho Senate are organizing a coup to seize upon that portion of the Senate organization which still re mains in the hands of the Democrats. They figure that they can do this by acting quickly after March 4, by rea son of the fact that the Democrats will be short a senator from Florida, Sena tor Call's successor not being elected by the Legislature of that state until April. Weekly Review of Trade. New York, Jan. 23. Bradstreet's says: "Tho most encouraging feature of the trade situation this week is the increased demand from manufacturers for wool. Demand is increasing in almost all lines, with few exceptions, although very slowly. A radical im provement in the near future, based on a slow but healthful increase iu the consumptive demand, is, in the ab sence of unforeseen obstacles, almost a certainty. Spain IIus Her Scheme Keady. Washington, Jan. 23. The reform scheme for the island of Cuba has been perfected by tho Spanish government, and its promulgation and application is now a matter of but a few days, un lesssome untoward happening disturbs the program. It will not be an nounced to-day. however, as was antic ipated in some quarters, from the fact that that day will be the young king's saint day. Kefuse to Ride on Pases. Toi'EK A, Kan., Jan. 23. Shortly be fore the opening of .the Legislature, the railroad companies sent passes to each Senator and Representative. Senators nart'and Sheldon and Repre sentatives Trueblood and Rothweilcr sent their passes back. It is not re ported that any of the other members have done likewise. Warner as a Peace-Maker. JEFFKiwosCiTr, Mo., Jan. 23. The squabble among tho Republicans of the Legislature ovci the recommenda tion of some Missourian for a place in McKinley's cabinet came to a satisfac tory termination this morning, when, on recommendation of Major Warner, rhe steering committee decided to ask President-elect McKinley to appoint "some Missouri man"' to a cabinet po sition. Mr. Gage Would Accept. Chicago, Jan. 23. Lyman J.Gage, president of the ; First National Bank of Chicago, will ' accept the treasury portfolio in Major McKinley "s cabinet, if it is tendered to him. Mr. Gage as much as intimated this to friends, in dicating that he would consider it the crowning honor of a successful life. Millionaire Fatally Hurt. GuKLru, Ontario, Jan. 23. William Bell, the millionaire organ and piano manufacturer of Guclph. was probably fatally injured vrlile returning from I'routo yesterday. NEWS IN BRIEF. A bill has been introduced abolishing the whipping post and pillory in Dela ware. Miss Helen. McKinley, a sister of the president-elect, had one of the bones in her right wrist broken by a fall on tho ice at Canton. The prospects for the fruit crop in Indian Territory and Southern Kansas aro said to be very unpromhing, owing to the unfavorable weather. Unless colder weather comes to retard the de velopment, the fruit will certainly be greatly injured by the later cold snaps. John L. Sullivan has tonsil itis. Senator Harris' wife is dead at Paris, Tenn. New York Senate is to investigate trusts. Ex-Senator Dorsey's wife is dead in Denver. Delaware's "rump"' Legislature hns adjourned after issuing a violent man ifesto. Boiler of the French steamer Sagha lien exploded off the Chinese coast, killing seventeen hands. Senntor Wolcott is getting little sup port in London for his international monetary conference. Germunia Safety Vault and Trust company of Louisville has gone into the hands of a receiver. Lillian Ashley, who sued Lucky Baldwin in San Francisco for 810,000 for seduction, lost her suit. . A bill to grant S20 per month pen sion to Bishop W. Perkins' widow has been favorably reported by Senator Peffer. Leadville union minora rejected the final proposition of the managers, al though Governor Adorns and E. V. Debs approved it. Henrj' Delgado, correspondent in Cuba fcr a New York paper, who was imprisoned by tho Spaniards, is dead in a Havana hospital from an abeess of the abdomen. Senator Vest of Missouri has been formally declared elected for a fourth term in the Senate. Pritcbard was re elected in North Carolina and Hans brough in North Dakota. Louisiana people hung Johnson and Joiner, accused of the murder of live members of the Cotton family, and Williams, a wife murderer, in one night. Horrible tortures were inflicted on the first two to wring confessions from them. The Cuban League of the United States is organizing a branch league in every city in this country of 5,000 or more inhabitants. Father Hollstern, a deposed priest, has filed suit for 350,000 for alleged slander against Archbishop Katzer, of the diocese of Milwaukee. The dynamo of the Toronto, Ont., electric light plant was destroyed by fire and the streets of that city are in darkness. The Dodson-Hils Manufacturing company of St. Louis has filed a chat tel mortgage to secure creditors, and the firm is in the hands of a trustee. President Cleveland has refused to pardon Frank L. Turner, convicted in Kansas for counterfeiting, ana J. nomas A. Bobbins, Jr.. of Missourj sentenced to three months' imprisonment and 1,000 fine for conspiracy. Telegrams have been sent by a San Francisco citizens' committoo to tho governors of Oregon, Nebraska. Wash ington, Kansas and Iowa, asking for contributions toward a shipload of grain to be sent to tho starving people in India. In refusing an application for a par don for a man convicted of pension fraud, . President Cleveland said: "Those who, through a prostitution of the pension laws and by forgery, seek to defraud the government and abuse its benevolent intentions toward old soldiers, need not expect to easily ob tain clemency at my hands. Andrew Carnegie ' and othm cap italists have put 53,000,000 in 4,100 acres of coal territory on the' Monon gahela, so that they can ship out coal in the einpty ore cars at the Carnegie blast furnaces. J. Pierpont Morgan and the JVander bilts who are backing the reorganiza tion committee of the Union . Pacific, will pay the government 545,000,000 for it at foreclosure. Uncle Sam's net loss will thus bu only 824,000,000. Bills have been ' introduced in the legislatures of both Kansas and Mis souri to soften tho punishment for con tempt of court, a jury being required to nssess punishment in excess of 24 hours imprisonment or 8100 fine. Crown Point, Ind., reports a pitched battle between gamekeepers and poachers on the Tolleston club's game preserve, in which Frank Costwick and Theodore Pratt were fatally and Charles Pratt and Alven Bostwcll se riously wounded., Gamekeeper John Blackburn was fatally shot. Ex-Congressman William E. Mason won the senatorial nomination in tho Illinois Republican legislative caucus defeating the "machine"' and scoring a victory for tho McKinleyites. Mason is the first of the house funny men to be advanced to tho senate. Sunset Cox, R. G. Horr, Proctor Knott and others notably failed of promotion. A pool in " canned salmon is the latest. , It ' is now Senator' Charles Warner Fairbanks of Indiana. Chicago wants to take in the whole of Cook county in a greater .Chicago. The state of Chihuahua, Mex., now prohibits prize, bull and cock fights. William E. Jones, a St. Louis theat rical man, committed suicide, the re sult of dissipation, . Members of the Blue Island (a Chica go suburb) fire department are ac cused of starting fires to make their jobs secure. : Jacob Gallinger was re-elected sen ator fivm New Hampshire over II. W. Parker (Dem.) of Clare mont. Queen Vic in her speech at the open-' ing of the British parliament indorsed the international arbitration treaty. Pulmonary tuberculosis cases will be quarantined hereafter in New York city the same as diphtheria and scar let fever. Senator James K. Jones has been re turned to the United States Senate by an overwhelming majority in the Arkansas Legislature. Ohio-miners' wages have been raised from 45 to 51 cent'. Miners in the Oak Park mines ir Iowa havo struck against a propcs.J reduction. HARRIS FOR SENATOR CHOSEN TO SUCCEED SEN ATOR PEFFER. Won on the Thirty-Fourth Ballot Sen ator Kin? of Conrloy County His Prin cipal Rival Ed Little Also a Strong Competitor. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 22. Colonel William A. Harris of Leavenworth county, was nominated for United States senator, to succeed Senator WILLIAM A. HARRIS. William A. Peffer, by the fusion cau cus last night Tho nomination was made on the thirty-fourth caucus bal lot. tho eleventh taken last night. The thirty-fourth ballot settled the contest, Senator Harris getting 57 votes. The vote stood: Harris, 57; Little, 5; King, 32; Madden, 2; Breid enthal, 5; Martin, 1. As Chairman Woilep announced the i-ote and said Senator Harris was the nominee, tho whole convention arose in applause and there was a great up roar for several minutes. Loud cries for Senator Harris were made, and he appeared from the cloak room, led by Senator King, and was introduced by Chairman Weilep as the next United SU'.tes senator from Kansas. He was visibly affected, his eyes filled with tears and his voice quivered with emo tion as ho began to speak. Senator King, who was tho chief op ponent of Senator Harris, was called for. He came forward and in a neat speech said the decision of the caucus was lys because it was the will ol the people. John Madden and Judge Dennison also spoke. There were loud calls for Ed Little, but he was not present and the etiue'us adjourned. The election of Mr. Harris gives to Leavenworth county both United States senators, Senator Baker being a resident of Leavenworth city. Result of the Balloting. JJALIjOT. lnlorin.ti First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Kleventh Twelfth Thirteenth Fourteenth Fifteenth Sixteenth Seventeenth Kighteenth Nineteenth Twentieth Twenty-lirst Twenty-second . . . Twenty-third Twenty-fourth... Twenty-fifth Twentv-sixth Twenty-seventh.. Twenty-eighth.... Twenty-ninth Thirtieth Thirty-first Thirty-second .... 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Ralph Burton of Abileno last night received the caucus nomination for United States senator by the Republican mem bers of the legislature. It required but two ballots to secure the result. There hud been some opposition to Mr. Burton during the day, and a number of Republican representatives held an informal meeting. They were anti-Burton men and they decided to remain away from the caucus. The absentees were Representatives Bacon, Brooke, (rates, Hackbusch, Hollenbeck, Larimer, McCarty, McKeever, Seaton and Senator Sterne. The other forty nine members were present. Shutting Out the Women. Little Rock, . Ark., Jan. 23. The Arkansas state senate has passed a bill introduced by Senator . Witt, pro viding that hereafter none but quali fied electors shall hold any position within the gift of the Arkansas legis lature. The army of women who be siege the members at every session to secure votes for clerkships is responsi ble for the action of the Senate. ' Goff for Attorney General. Canton, Ohio, Jan. 23. It is gener ally believed that Judge Nathan Goff of West Virginia has been practically determined upon for the attorney gen eral -of the next administration, al though no direct authoritative state ment to that effect has been made. Failure at Kansas City. Kansas .City, Ma Jan. 23. The Campbell-Eaton Crockery company at 811 and 813 Main street closed its doors this morning. The assets of the firm are a stock of goods valued at 820,000; accounts receivable, $13,000 and furni ture and fixtures 83,000. The reason for the failure is said to be dull busi ness caused by the general depression. Dixon Won la Biz Rounds. Nr.w Yobk, Jan. 23. George. Dixon, champion featherweight pugilist of the world, defeated Australian Billy Murphy of Cincinnati in six rounds at the Broad way Athletic club. CONGRESSIONAL. Jan. 18. The senate voted to take up the Nicaragua canal hilt This gives the bill the parliamentary advantage of being the un llnished business of the senate, so It will be considered from day to day until final action Is secured. The canal bill provides for an Issue of $100,000,000 of Maritime Canal company stock, of which the secretary of the treasury, in behalf of the United States, is to subscribe for $70,000,000 worth of shares. The company Is to issue bonds up to 1100,000,000, to be guaranteed by the United States. The building and control of the canal are given to American engineers and a board of eleven directors, of whom five are to be appointed by the president It is substantially the measure passed by the Senate In the last Congress. During the day, Mr. Chandler of New Hampshire Intro duced the Republican caucus bill for an in ternational monetary conference. The House passed three bills of public im portance and devoted the remainder of the day to District of Columbia business. One prohibited the sale of intoxicating liquors to Indians, one amended the existing patent laws In conformity with the recommenda tions of the American liar association, and another provided for the use by the govern ment of pa ten U secured by naval oillcers at compensation to be fixed by a board cf three ofllcers. Jan. 19. The session of the Senate was without incident Senator Turpie spoke against the Nicaragua canal bill, and the reading of the legislative appropriation bill was completed. The old soldiers hart a field day In the House. Under a special order the whole day was devoted to the consideration of pri vate pension bills. Of the 900 on the calen dar, fifty-two were disposed of during the live hours' session. Jan. 20. The Senate to-day proceeded with the consideration of the Nicaragua canal bill, Mr. Turpie continuing his speech In opposition. He has not yet concluded. His remarks were bitterly antagonistic to the Nicaragua Canal company, the Senator characterizing its methods as those of Peter D. Funk. Mr. Morgan will ask to have a time tixed for a final vote as soon as Mr. Turpie closes. The legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, carrying approximately $.'3,000,000, was passed during the day. Mr. Pctttgrew of South Dakota severely criticised the executive authorities for concluding the Venezuelan boundary agreement which, he said, wasa complete surrender of Venezuela to Great lirttain. His resolution, calling on the secretary of state for infor mation, was referred to the foreign rela tions committee. Unanimous agreement was secured for taking up the bill for an International monetary conference on Tues day next The House resolution directing the attorney general to print as an appendix to his report all letters, correspondence, etc, relating to the Chicago strike was agreed to. Mr. Perkins (Republican) of Cal ifornia offered a joint, resolution, which was referred, for a commission to consider the establishment of a bureau of mines or other means or collecting mining infor mation. The House spent, the day debating the Yost-Tucker contested election case from the Tenth Virginia district. Vote will be taken to-morrow at 4 o'clock. Jan. 21. Mr. Turpie concluded his speech In the Senate against the Nicaragua canal bill, the third day being a continuance of the former bitter Invectives directed against the measure. During the day Mr. Ciandler presented. the credentials of John Kdward Addlcks, claiming the vacant seat as senator from Delaware. The claim of Henry A. Dupont for .the same seat has already been presented. Iu the course of a discussion of laying electric conduits In the Washington streets, Mr. Hill, Democrat, of New York spoke against trusts and monopo lies In general as a serious menace to the public welfare. After a two days' debate, In the course of which considerable partisan passion was aroused and an ineffectual attempt made to lllibuster for the purpose of gaining time, the House to-day decided the contested election case of Yost vs. Tucker, from the Tenth Virginia district, by denying the seat to Mr. Yost and confirming Mr. Tucker's title thereto. The Republicans were badly divided, tlfty-four of them- joining with the Democrats and supporting the claims of the Democratic contestee. Jan. 22. House: A large number of pri vate bills were passed. The bill to pro vide for holding terms of the United States court for the eastern district of Texas at the town of Beaumont, was passed over the President's veto by a-vote of 144 to 68. A bill was passed to grant a right of way through the Indian Territory to the Galves ton & Great Northern railway. After the night session the House adjourned until Monday. IVORY SET AT LIBERTY. The British Government Unable to Frove a Dynamite Conspiracy. London, Jan. 21. The' crown prose cutor to-day withdrew the charge of conspiracy to cause a dynamite ex plosion brought against Edward J. Ivory, alias Bell, tho New York saloon keeper, who was arrested in Glasgow in September and Justice Hawkins discharged the prisoner. Duestrow'l Money AH Gone. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 21. The share of Murderer Arthur Duestrow in his father's estate has been about 815,000 a year, but he owes more to-day than he could pay if he lived twenty years and should not spend a cent. Not only is there no money for further trial purposes, but his leading counsel ex-Governor C. P. Johnson, who re ceived 86,000, has, according to his own testimony, paid out in Duestrow's be half 83,500 of tho 80,000. Federal Pie for Missouri. Washington, Jan. 23. The Repub lican members of the Missouri congres sional delegation have been given to understand that their recommenda tions for federal appointments will're ceive favorable consideration from the incoming administration. There is, however, a proviso attached to this promise. It is that they shall act in harmony, and at the same time keep within the bounds of modesty. A Society Mao Arrested. Atchison, Kan., Jan. 23. Society is excited over the arrest of Will Crum, a young society blood, on the charge of forgery.. . Crum, it is alleged, has been passing forged checks on Kansas hotelkeepers. He ' travelod under the aliases of Charles E. Overton and Tom Carleton. L. A- Podvant, of a Holton hotel,, located, the forger as living in Atchison, and airiving here identified Will Crum as the forger. Banker McKnlght Arrested. Louisville, Ky., Jan. 23. J. M. Mc Kmght, president of the German Na tional bank, which was closed Monday morning, was arrested here yesterday charged with falsifying the bank's books. McKnight's parents live in Independence, Kan. Sunk With Twenty Seamen. LoxDOir, Jan. 23. The British steamer Salisbury, from Porth Reath to Newport, has been in a collision with an unknown steamer about four miles from Ilfracombe, Devonshire. The latter is supposed to have sunk with a crew of about twenty men. LATE NEWS NOTES. Texas will prohibit basoball on Sun day. Three thousand hands in tho Spring Hill, 111., mines aro on a strike. An earthquake on Kisham island in the Persian gulf caused tho loss of 2,r.oo lives. President Palma of tho Cuban junta, New York, will be satisfied with noth ing short of Cuban independence. Chicago board of trade has published n protest against tho unfriendly action of Prance, Germany and Switzerland toward American meat. Three masked men held up a train on the Southern railway near Berry station, Ala., and obtained S150 from the express safe. This is the second robbery in a month at this place. John llulka, Joe Dunham and Joe Pj'iichu, three Oklahomans, secured di vorces before the Cherokee strip open ing so their wives could get claims. Then they lived together as before. The Swift Packing company is put ting 8500,000 into St. Joseph packing house and stock yard propei ty. Countess Anna Gould Castcllane has given birth to a son. The Christain gang of outlaws are operating about Eufaula. Several hundred of General Sher man's books were sold in St. Louis for 530. Supreme court has entered a decree fixing the Iowa-Missouri boundary line. Earl of Kimberly has been elected leader of tho Liberal party in the House of Commons to succeed Rose berry. Trial cf Edward J. Ivory, alias Bell, of New York, the dynamite suspect, is on in London. Conviction is certain. The Washington government is tak ing strict precautions to prevent the spread of the bubonic plague now de vastating Bombay. The South Carolina law providing for inspection of liquors brought into the state has been declared unconsti tutional by the supreme court. Secretary Olney has notified Peru that the S'00,000 damage claim of Con-, sul V. 11. MeCord for an outrage com mitted in 1885 must be settled without delay. Methodist ministers of Chicago arc at work on a scheme for the collection cf quantities of corn in tho West for shipment to the famine sufferers in India. John C. Mantel, an Oklahoma ranch man, has disappeared because of the arrival at his home from Moorehead, Ky., of wife No. 1, whom he had aban doned twenty years ago. Hundreds of Oklahoma divorce de crees are to be cancelled soon for non payment of costs, and the parties who sneaked off and married again will bo subject to prosecution for bigamy. Sam Palatka, evidently a lunatic, confesses that he alono caused the Cahaba bridge wreck, which sent twenty-five persons to their death, for the purpose of robbery, but got noth ing. The Democratic legislative caucus in Delaware nominated Attorney Kenney sixth ballot, and the Republicans nom inated J. Edward Addicks of New Castle. Nomination of J. H. Keaton to suc ceed Justice Scott of the Supreme court of Oklahoma will not be confirmed. Five Democrats bolted the senatorial nomination of David B. Hill in the New York Democratic legislative caucus because of his laying so low in the late campaign. Senator J. P. Jones got 3.1 out of 30 votes in the joint legis lative caucus at Carson, Nev. Congressman Hubbard of Missouri, in justification of his bill for. a strin gent law against train robbers and train wreckers, says that in 1806 there were twenty-three holdups in which twenty-three trainmen or passengers and four robbers were killed, and in the past six years there have been 183 holdups in which seventy-three men were killed and fifty-eight wounded. Secretary Francis says that no charges have been filed against Indian Agent Baldwin of Oklahoma. ' The Senate committee on judiciary has reported favorably the bill intro duced by Senator Hill, fixing the term of postmasters at four years. A babe was horribly mutilated by a hog in a pasture near Dallas, Texas. It is thought that 15,000 men will go to Alaska in the spring to prospect for gold. A Florida judge decided that the libel against the Three Friends is de fective. Ex-Governor Altgeld says there is no necessity for the State of Illinois A Minnesota murderer confesses, saying he pushed his victim off a mov ing train at the instance of tho mur dered man's wife. Tho New Mexico General Assembly has effected a complete compromise. It contains an equal number of Repub licans and Democrats. Oklahoma newspapers that supported Bryan have switched to McKinley to secure land office advertising patron age. A negro desperado was lynched in Louisiana. Two train wrecks occurred near Wautanga, Texas. Four men were seriously hurt. Joseph C Willlard, proprietor of the hotel of that name in Washington, is dead. But two Mongolians aro left in St Joseph, Ma A laundry license drove them out. , Report of the Behring Sea commis sion show that the seal industry is thriving. Residents of Posey, I1L, believe that George Taylor is hiding in the Kas kaskia river bottoms, A train was derailed at Forest Switch, Tex., and the locomotive fell on the engineer, crushing him to death. ; . In a speech in New York Mrs. Lease said she thanked God . Kansas had not become civilized enough for Seeley dinners. It is said that France is meditating the negotiation of a treaty of arbitra tion with the United States similar to the Anglo-American. Chauncey L Fillcv has written a let ter scoring the Kerens-Warccr-Bit-tingcr faction. The Deep Waterways Commission report has been sent to Congress by tho Prev?.?nt.