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MARYLAND MAN FOR POST MASTER GENERAL. Colonel J. J. MoCook of New York Practically Decided on for Attorney General Big Politicians Call on Mr. Hanna Political New. Canton,- Ohio. Feb. 20. At 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon Hon. James A. Qary of Baltimore left the private room at the McKinley house, where he had been in consultation with the President-elect for Beveral hours, and said: "Governor McKinley has tendered me a portfolio in his cabinet. While it is not definitely set tied which one, I am assured that it will be ono which I can accept." It is generally believed he will be postmaster general. McCook for Attorney General. Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 20. M. A Hanna was besieged with cullers yes terday. Ilis office was thronged with visitors of national nnd state reputa tion. The leading light was Warner Miller of New York, who came in an swer to a summons. While here last week ho tried in vain to get a talk with President-elect McKinley. Hanna was the cause of Miller's recall from New York. For political reasons Hanna wants a Now York man in the crbinet if it is possible to get a man who will be agreeable to both the Piatt and Miller factions. Miller fa vors Colonel J. J. McCook of New York, whose appointment as attorney general has practically been decided upon. After his conference with Hanna Miller left for Canton. HALF A MILLION DEFICIT. Nebraska's Last Treasurer Tied lTp Much Money In Aiding Dunks. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 20. A statement of the financial condition of the state treasury of Nebraska shows that ex State Treasurer J. S. Hartley (Republi can) has a deficit staring him in the face of over $500,000. Coupled with this is a little item of 827,000, which ex-State Auditor Eugene V. Moore, also Republican needs to account for in order to balance his books. Mr. Hartley is unquestionably the victim of a too lenient policy in assist ing his friends in a financial way. When the panic of 1813 struck Nebras ka he deposited largo sums in various state banks to help them through the crisis. Several of these subsequently failed and others were so closely pressed that it was impossible to dis charge their obligations. Itartley says that in the course of time every cent will be paid. The shortage in Auditor Moore's ac counts has not so far been explained. Action in regard to the state treas ury situation has been delayed ten days by a vote in the seuato. During this time special committees will in quire into the alleged shortage. GREEKS MEET TURKS. Collision Reported at. Nasxlllza Near l ho Greek Frontier. London-, Feb. 20. A dispatch from Vienna says that the Neue Freic Pi-esse publishes a report from Salonica to the effect that a collision had occurred be tween the Turkish soldiers and the Greek insurgents at Xas.litssn, near the Greek frontier. The Turks were defeated with losses and withdrew to fetch reinforcements. The governor of Salonica has ordered the troops to the point where the disturbance took place. The population along the Greek frontier is eagerly awaiting the signal to rise against the Turks. A dispatch from Canea says: "The Greek army has taken the. offensive and attacked the Turkish outposts at Plategia. The Turkish outposts were overpowered, and compelled to retire in the direction of the town." Snowslides in Colorado. Dksvkii, Col., Feb. 20. Travel on the Rio Grande and Midland roads west of Leadvillo has been seriously inter fered with during the past twenty four hours by snowslides. Eight slides are said to have occurred on the Rio Grande in the canon east of Glenwood Springs. The city of Telluride is in darkness, the electric light plant hav ing been disabled by u slide. For a aW.OOO.OOO CiiKtom llousr. Washington, Feb. 20. The House committee on public buildings, by a vote of 8 to .'!, decided to report favor ably u bill with Senate amendments providing for tho erection of a new custom house building on the present site in New York city. The total cost will be $5,000,000. Seventh Day Advent IhU. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 20. The gen eral conference of Seventh Day Ad veotists of the World began yesterday, nt Collece View with an immense num ler of delegates in attendance. There were present delegates from Europe, Asia, South Africa and Australia, as well as all portions of the United States. New Mexico Sheriff Assassinated. Santa Fk. N. M., Feb. 20. Sheriff Dow of Eddy county was shot last pight by two men concealed between buildings. He died to-day. He was wtive in the prosecution of cattle Chieves. Governor Thornton offered a reward of 8."00 for each of his mur lercrs. A Lawyer Killed. Atchison, Kan., Feb. 20. Judge E. f. Thomas, a prominent lawyer, was ailed at Falls City, Neb., at midnight last night He was a passenger on a Muth bound freight train and got off t Falls City, his home. In crossing a parallel truck he was run over by a oorth bound freight train. . John S. Johnson Dying. ToltoNTO. Ont, Feb. 20. John S. Johnson, tho bicycle rider, has had a ftdapse and is now attacked by pneu monia at Bradford, (hit The doctors ntertain no hope for his rec.rery. A $10,000 CI FT. New England Emigrant Aid Society to the Kansas University. Boston, Mass., Feb. 19. A meeting of the New England Emigrant Aid company was held at its rooms here yesterday. Rev. Edward Everett Hale, the vice president of the society, pre sided. The most important business transacted was the passage of a mo tion transferring all the property be longing to the society to the Unirersity of Kansas, at Lawrence. It is the wish of the gentlemen who compose the venerable organization that tho property shall be used to found a series of scholarships for the benefit of deserving Kansas students. There are 1,600 shares in the company and about 400 members. The prop erty, consisting of securities of various sorts and real estate, is estimated to be worth $10,000. SHELBY'S FUNERAL. The Old Warrior Laid to Rest Among Comrades. Kansas Crrr, Mo., Feb. 18. A great company of old soldiers of the Blue and Gray stood with uncovered heads while a volley from a hundred army rifles was fired in honorable salute over the body of General Jo O. Shelby as it was laid away in the ex-Confederate burial ground yesterda3'. The old veterans of the Northern and South ern armies united to do honor to the memory of the dead general: together they watched over his body as it lay in state and together they followed it to the grave and the wrinkled faces of the Union veterans were as wet with tears as those of the Confederates as they stood together and quietly and solemnly watched the body laid away. DEADLY PRIZE FIGHT. Cincinnati Colored Lad Knocked Out for All Time His Neck Ilroken. Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 20. Benny Coleman, a little colored boy, met death in the ring of the Manhattan Athletic club in the first round of his boxing bout with William Wright. While his limp body was being carried out of the arena and into the dressing room by his seconds t le spectators, none of whom suspected the awful truth, cheered lustily foe the little black boy, Wright, who had been pro claimed victor over him. SORE AT BRITAIN. The Kaiser Angry Because Ills Greek Scheme Was Vetoed. Rkhi.in, Feb. 20. The newspapers of this city reflect the resentment felt by the emperor at the rejection by the Marquis of Salisbury of his Majesty's personal proposal to coerce Greece by a joint blockade of tho Piraeus, tho port of Athens, by the fleets of the powers, in order to check the warlike demonstrations of Greece. Schools Will (Jet Less Money. Toi'KK A, Kan., Feb. 1!'. The annual apportionment of tho interest on the permanent school fund for school pur poses by counties has been made by tho state superintendent of public in struction and the several amounts will be ready for payment next Monday. The total sum for distribution is fc82,- i:j.40. The total number of children of school age in the state is 49:1,820. The amount per capita is 37 cents. This is the lowest per capita in tho history of the permanent school fund. or years it has ranged from 4, cents to 50 cents. The reason assigned for the falling olf is that much of the in terest is in arrears. To Do liuslncss Without Money. Gi;tmmk. Okla., Feb. 19. A remark able bill was introduced in the House yesterday. It contemplates doing the business of the territory without money by a Territorial exchange sys tem, depositories for products and de posit scrip in books. A territorial board of control is provided and each county treasurer is manager for the county, and issues tiie scrip for depos its of products or on loans on personal property or real estate, no loan to bo for less than ft'.:. or more than 51,000, and all scrip to be good for payment of taxes and legal tender within the territory. Recovered After Four Years. I r.ox Moi ntain, Mich., Feb. 20. The decomposed remains of one of the twenty-seven miners drowned in the Mansfield mine, near Crystal Falls, ur years ago, was recovered late last night. The workmen expect to reach the other bodies soon. It will bo re membered that the Mieliigammage river suddenly broke into the mine and overwhelmed the miners. Fire At Ilea man. Mo, Sedalia, Mo., Feb. 20. The town of Rcaman, northeast of Scdalia. had a conflagration at 1 o'clock this morning. Stewart & Son's general merchandise store and the Bcaman Drug company's storo were destroyed. Stewart & Son's loss on building and stock exceeds $5,000; Insured for $2,000. Bliss lleem Held for Trial. Wichita, Kan., Feb. 20. Tho pre liminary trial of Miss Eva Beem, money order clerk in the Hutchinson postoffice, who is charged with a short age of $1,90 , occurred in this city yes terday before United States Commis sioner Shearman.- Miss Beem was bound over to the grand jury, which, meets March 8, in the sum of $2,000, Rossvllle, Kan., Postmaster. Washington, Feb. 20. Bennett Smerecger has been appointed post master at Rossville, Kan., on the reo ommendation of Eugene Uagan. American Cltlxensulp Renounced. St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 00. Karl Pap penheimer, a German who was natur alized here in October, has renounced his citizenship and returned to Ger many. It is stated that since 18(i0 no naturalised person has renounced his citizenship. (ieneral Deficiency Appropriations. Washington, Feb. 19. The general deficiency bill was finished to-day by the house committee on appropriations and reported to the house. The total amount carried is $8,438,937. Mqst of the items are for deficiencies !c the regular government service. MURDERED FROM AMBUSH. Farmer at Lebanon, Mo., Killed Un known Assassins. Lebanon, Mo., Feb. 20. Joseph Worley, a farmer who lived two. and one-half miles from Eldredge,. was murdered at 7 o'clock last night His assailant, who appears to have laid in ambush, fired a charge of buckshot into Worley s side. The man fell, mor tally wounded, but in order to make sure of his work the assassin seems to have deliberately driven a large wire nail into his victim's brain. There is no reliable clue to the perpetrator, and the manner of the assassination can only be surmised from the conditions found. FIVE DIE IN THE FLAMES. Lamp Explosion Wipes an Ohio Family Out of Exlstonce. Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 20. Tho family of Jacob Cicles of C03 Canal street was almost completely wiped out of existence yesterday morning by a holocaust of flames. Eight persons were burned and five will probably die. Jacob and Mary Cicles, husband and wife, were fatally burned, and their four children, who are all under 0 years of age, received severe burns. Cicles arose about f o'clock to light the fire and mistook the gasoline lamp for the kerosene lamp. The result was a terrific explosion when ho ap plied the match. MITCHELL WITHDRAWS. Releases Oregon Republicans From Any Obligations to Support Him. Sai.km, Ore., Feb. 20. A letter from Senator Mitchell, addressed to Senator Hughes, chairman of the Republican caucus, was read in the conference held yesterday. Senator Mitchell re views the facts of his nomination by the Republican caucus, the subsequent refusal of the minority to qualify and permit the House to be organized, and closes by releasing his supporters from any further obligations. The Benson House unseated twenty seven niemliers who failed to qualify. The House then adjourned until Mon day. Weekly Review of Trade. New Yoiek, ' Feb. 20. Bradstreet's says: General trade shows more im provement, features of which are the advances for Bessemer pig iron, steel billets, st'el rails, some grades of wool, raw sugar, Indian corn, pork and lard, and for print cloths, with an upward tendency for leather, together with a number of metal and textile in dustrial establishments which have reopened within tho week, and an im provement in recent railway earnings. A ltie; Toledo Fire Loss 8333,000. Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 20. One of the most expensive fires that has visited Toledo in the past two years was the burning of the Luke Shore & Michi gan Southern railway elevator "A" last night. There were 280,000 bush els of wheat stored in the elevator and about sixty carloads which were un loaded, making 32.",000 bushels. "The loss on elev.ttor and grain will aggre gate 155,000. K. W. Stephens' Generous Offer. Cou-MiiiA. Mo.. Feb. 20. E. W. Stephens announced to-day to the board of trustees of Stephens college that he would make the college a present of $5,000, provided that an ad ditional SG.OJH) was raised, the money to be used to complete the chapel which is now under construction. Mr. Stephens is the publisher of the Colum bia Herald. Ilollvlan Tariff Duties Increased. Washington, Feb. 20. The Bolivian government has increased all import tariff duties 25 per cent, the new law taking effect the first day of January last. A copy of the law has been sup plied the state department by United States Consul General Gerardi, at La pa. Iron Miners' Wages Cut. Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 20. Spe cials from Bessemer and Iron Moun tain. Mich., announce that tho Sunday L;.ke and Chapin mines have reduced wages 10 per cent and tha t the I'cwabik and Penn-Iron company mines near Iron Mountain will probably do tho same. They employ 1,200 men. Lively Times In the Iowa Senate. Dks Moines Iowa, Feb. 20. There were exciting scenes in tne Semite over the consideration of the chapter of the code governing elections. As amended, the law gives fusion a hodv blow by providing that no candidate's name may appear on the ollicial ballot more than once. A Chicago Daby Pianist. Chicago, Feb. 20. Milada C. Erny, a baby pianist, Z years of age. played at the Chicago conservatory of music before W. H. Sherwood, Leopold Go- do wskv, Sijrnor Maresscalchi and other pianists of repute. They all ex pressed great surprise at the accom plishment of the little one. She will undoubtedly make a great artist Nebraska Mayor Ousted. Nebraska Citt, Neb., Feb. 30. After six hours of deliberation the city council, by a vote of 7 to 1, found Mayor Charles W. Stahlnut guilty of official misconduct and of obstructing the business of the city and the coun cil and ousted him from office. Has Hiccoughed for Two Months. Columbia, Mo., Feb. 20. Miss Anna Marshall, of Centralia, this county, has been suffering with an attack of hiccoughs for the past two months, with no indications of abatement of the malady. Fatal Quarrel Between Farmers. Fayette, Mo., Feb. 20. John Gibbs, a farmer, killed John Wells, another farmer, with a wagon standard at his home, seven miles north f here, yes terday. The quarrel are over some corn. CONGRESSIONAL. ARBITRATION TREATY DIS CUSSION IN THE SENATE. Lively Debate in the House Over the Government's Slow Pay of Claims Pension for General Stonoman's Widow Congressional Resume. Feb. 19.-The Senate adjourned at 8:15 o'clock, after having spent almost eight hours in continuous executive session on the arbitration treaty. No result was accom plished beyond voting down the motion made by Senator Nelson to postpone fur ther consideration of the treaty until March 5. The open session of the Senate lasted only thirty minute, the proceeding belnf largely formal. A pension of 150 per month was voted to the widow of the late General Stoneman. A very spirited debate on the general sub ject of the payment of claims found to be due against the United States was indulged In by the House during the consideration of the general deficiency appropriation bill, which was entered upon this morning. Mr. Richardson of Tennessee called attention to the apparent Inconsistency of an item to pay the costs of defending suits, and the la-t that the bill contained no item to pay the Judgments. This furnished Mr Walker of Massachusetts a text for a lively speech against the "niggardly" and "dis- nonest policy of the government, and a se vere arraignment of the committee on rules for the tyranny it was said to exercise over the proceedings of the House. Mr. Mahon of Pennsylvania, chairman of the war claims committee, made the statement that the House had been frightened by a "bogie man" and the Just claims against the gov ernment, instead of aggregating hundreds of millions, as was frequently stated, could be discharged with ten millions. The con sideration of the bill was not completed. Tne Din carries ,44i.oa7. Feb. 18 After a protracted session? last ing nearly all day, the Senate, by a vote of 35 to 14, confirmed the nomination of Charles F. Amldon to be United States Dis trict Judge of the District of North Dakota. This nomination has been contested some time by Senator Hansbrough of North Dakota. The open session of the Senate lasted only twenty minutes, during which minor business was transacted, the rest of the day being spent in executive session. The House, by a vote of 107 to 91, reversed the finding of a majority of the elections committee and decided the contested elec tion case of N. T. Hopkins vs. 3. M. Kendall, from the i'enth Kentucky district, in favor ot the Republican contestant Eleven Re publicans and three Populists voted with the Democrats against unseating Kendall. Feb. 17. The immigration bill now goes to the President, the last legislative step having been taken in the Senate by an agreement to the conference report on the bill. Strong opposition was made to the res port, but on the final vote the frlend of the measure rallied a small ma jority, the vote being yeas 34, nays 31. The House, after two hours' debate, passed a bill of considerable importance to the arid regions of the West It opens to use and oc cupation under the right-of-way act of March 3, 1H91, all the reservoir sites re served by the geological survey. There are 13S ot these sites scattered throughout the arid country and this act will enable them to be put to practical use by Individuals or corporation!). Feb. lO.-In the Senate Mr. Chandler of New Hampshire spoke for three hours for bimetallism. It was an argument against a single standard of either metal, gold or sliver, and a warning against a policy of monometallism. Then the senator turned to political phases of the question, speaking in turn of Hryan, of Palmer and of .McKin ley. Mr. Palmer sat across the aisle and wa:, frequently addressed by the sjieaker ;is one who had contributed to the !Ctioti of McKinley. T.t e contro versy between Mr. Chandler anil Mr. Pettigrew was one of the hottest per sonal episodes the senate has had In some time, the South Dakota Senator declaring Mr. Chandler's statements relative to the violation of pledges at St. Louis were wholly and absolutely false. Mr. Chandler did not modify his statement but mutual xplanatlons restored cordial relations. The peroration of Mr. Chandler was an tppeal to the incoming President and his advisers to heed the needs of the people. particularly on tne money question, anu a warning ot speedy political disaster certain o lollow delay- The House devoted the dav. after routine business had been disposed of, to the con sideration of private pension bills. Thirty nine bills In all were passed. For the ilrst time this session the House, on a vote, de clined to override a pension veto submitted to it tor action. The bill was that to pen sion Naucy A. Aliabaeh. the widow of Peter K Alladach, of the One Hundred and Thir-ty-lirst Pennsylvania volunteers, at the rate of 30 per mouth. The House sustained tin veto 115 to till. FeK 15. The Senate was Inexerutive ses sion mast of the day, but the open session afforded sufficient time for a sharp contro versy over proceeding with Mr. Morgan's resolution to abrogate the Clayton-Hulwer treaty. Mr. Sherman Interposed numerous points of order against Mr. Morgan, and when the chair sustained them, the Ala bama Senator referred to his being "vie tlmlzed" by the presiding oaicer and Mr, Sherman. Mr. Stevenson retorted sharply that there was no disposition to ' victimize" thf. Alabama Senator. On a vote. Mr. Mor gan carried his point, and the clayton-Bul-wer resolution was taken up. As it involved question of executive business the Senate went into executive session. At 4 o'clock the open session was resumed, and some progress was made on the bankruptcy bill. The coup arranged by the House leaders for the passage of the sundry civil appro priation bill, under suspension of the rules, was a complete success, and this big appro priation bill, carrying 50,644.743, was passed without opportunity for amendment, Just as It came from the committee. The main opposition was directed against the river and harbor Items in the bill. Quite a number of bills were passed of more or less Importance, among them the Seuate bill appropriating 1250,000 for closing the crevasse at Pass L'Outrc. on the Mississippi; to equip the National Guard with uniform Springfield rifles (.45 caliber), and the Sen ate resolution to authorize the secretary of the navy to transport the contributions of the Pacific coast states to the famine suf ferers of India. Feb. 13. This was a Held day in the House. The sundry civil appropriation bill was be fore that body for general debate. It was used as a basis for an attack by Democrats on the vast appropriation made by this Con gress, which Mr. Sayers and Mr. Dockery es timated would aggregate II. 045.000.000. The latter paid high tribute to Speaker Reed and acquitted him of all responsibility for the large appropriations. Once the gate was opened, the debate naturally drifted into politics. The relative merits of the Wilson and McKinley bills as revenue producers were attacked and defended, the income tax decision ar.d Justice Shlras's change of position came in for a share of attention, Lawrence Han Honored. Lawrence, Kan., Feb. 20. Another medal of honor has been granted by congress to a ' Lawrence man for braveiy in action during the late war. Captain Thomas N. Graham is the re cipient of the medal, which was awarded to him for his services at the battle of Missionary Ridge. For Passes for Legislator. Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 20. Sena tor Young's resolution to submit a constitutional amendment to allow state officers and members of the legis lature to ride on passes was adopted by the Senate to-day. DUESTROW HANGED. St. Louis Millionaire Murderer Buffers the Law's Penalty. Union, Mo., Feb. 17. Dr. Arthur Duestrow, the St. Louis ex-millionaire who, February 13, 1801, shotandkllled his wife and child in that city, was hanged hero in the court yard of the county jail at 12:59 o'clock p. m. , yester day. A few hours before the hang ing ho threw off the mask of insanity, sobbed like a woman and admitted that ho killed his wife and child. The condemned man walked to the gallows without a tremor and mounted the steps without a shade of fear pass ing over his face. He died as "Gen eral Brandenburg," quietly and bravely bidding a last farewell to the man who had fought to save his life. Ihiestrow was not visited by any spiritual advisers, he having an nounced that he would die without consolation. His wishes were accord ingly respected. CEN. PLEASANTON DEAD. He Was One of the Most Distinguished Cavalry Commanders of the Rebellion. Washington, Feb. 18. General Al fred Pleasanton, a conspicuous cavalry commander of the civil war, died in his rooms in the Greacon hotel early this morning. For the Joel Muck Murder. Independence, Kan., Feb. 20. It is now thought that the murderers of Joel Mack have been secured. Will iam Blosser and his stepfather, both of Tinita, I. T , have been arrested, and are now in jail charged with the crime. It is thought that a third man, named Samuel Bloxom, was also implicated in the foul deed and the officers are searching for him. but he has evident ly got wind of their intentions and skipped out, for they have so far been unable to locate him. These three men were all interested in the lawsuit in which Mack was an important wit ness. Statue of Itrlgham Youug. Salt Lake, Utah, Feb. 19. In the Ilouse of Representatives yesterday a communication from Senator Frank J. Cannon was read, supplemented by a letter from Governor Wells, asking the Legislature to take advantage of ine law granting tne privilege to every state in the union to place in tho hall of statuary at Washington the statues of two of their honored deceased whom they delight to honor. It was sug gested that Utah take immediate ad vantage of this privilege, and place in position the statue of lirigham Young. Double Murder and Jail Delivery. Anaconda, Mont, Feb. 20. A series of crimes were committed in this city yesterday, a double murder, a gam bling house holdup and a jail delivery, making the record of the day. The victims of the murder are Mrs. Frank Dressier and Sherman Ransom, who were found together by Frank Dress ier, the wronged husband. Five petty larceny thieves dug out of tho county jail at Deer Lodge and have escaped capture. War on Department Stores. CiiicAoo, Feb. 20. Chicago business men are aroused as perhaps they have never been before over an organized warfare on the big department stores. The agitation has been quietly going on for some time, but now a scries of mass meetings are being held and 7,.r0() business men, representing all branches of trade, have been formed into on organization to urge before the legislature the passage of a bill taxing each separate department of a store $100. Carllsr. Agitation In Spain. Madrid, Feb. 20. The Impareial and other newspapers of this city are culling the government's attention to the revival of the Carlist agitation in Catalonia and the Basque provinces. It is reported the Carlists are buying arms and preparing for a coup do main. Their officers are said to be already appointed and placed on half pay. Numerous Carlist meetings have taken place in the north of Spain. The Famine In India. AciKA. Fell. 10. The special reporter of the Associated Press who is visiting the famine stricken districts of lnd.a has inspected the central native states and Itundelkund district. People from the former have been flocking into British territory for the past month and hundreds of starving persons are meeting the trains and begging their only means of subsistence. Lawyers Fight In the Court. Milan, Mo.. Feb. 20. A disgraceful tight occurred in Justice Emberton's court room yesterday during the progress of tho trial of some boys for burglary. Prosecuting Attorney Irwin was representing the State and John Clapp the defense. In arguing a point of law the lie was passed and the at torneys came to blows. Each was fined 510 for contempt. Canadians to Retaliate. Windsor, Ont, Feb. 19. The Cana dian Typograph Company, makers of the Evans fc Dodge bicycles and Rog ers typesetting machines, the largest employer of skilled mechanics in West ern Ontario, have notified their em ployees that as soon as the Corliss bill becomes law in the United States they will discharge every man who is not a Canadian. Most of their employes re side in Detroit. Clemency for a Bank President. Washington, Feb. 19. The Presi dent has commuted to five years' actual imprisonment the eight years' sentence imposed March 11, 1800, upon J. E. Crandall, formerly president of the First National bank of Johnson City, Tenn., for making false entries in the bank books and false reports. Last Evening Reception. Washington, Feb. 20. The last evening reception of this administra tion was given by the President and Mrs. Cleveland at the White Ilouse last oloU NEWS BOILED DOWN. Dingley's committee decided to re store McKinley act rates to coal and coke. William L. Wilson has decided to accept the presidency of the Washing ton and Lee university. President Gates of the Illinois Steel company offered to guarantee as good armor plate for 8240 a ton as that for which the government pays 8340. Alaska is clamoring for representa tion in Congress. Kyle was finally re-elected Senator by the South Dakota legislature. John I. Raker, ono of the founders of tho Republican party, is dead. Female legislators in tho Colorado House voted for the high hat meusure. Steel rail war renewed. Nearly 820,000,000 of orders booked since the pool was dissolved. 'George W. Adams, a once famous Chicago grain speculator, killed him self, lie died a pauper. The street railway strike at Galves ton, Texas, was won by the employes, who returned to work. Preacher Goodwin of Mayfleld, Ky had to flee from an avenging mob on account of domestic misconduct Tho Transvaal asks 1,007,000 indem nity of England for the Jameson raid. The Everglades have been conveyed by the government to the state of Florida. More than S00 priceless documents have been stolen from the congres sional library recently. Stephen C. Woodson has been nomi nated postmaster at St. Joseph, Mo. Confirmation is improbable. The President has pardoned ex-Dank President Porterfield of Nashville, Tenn., serving a 10-year-sentence. The death sentence of Alexander Allen, convicted in Arkansas, has been commuted to life imprisonment Reed's policy to bar all except tariff legislation at the extra session has been practically decided upon. Senator Thurston gave notice of an amendment to the sundry civil appro priation bill for the appropriation of 81,005,15G to pay unallowed sugar bounties under the act of 1895, Edison says telescopic photography is very simple to even a novice. General Carlos of the Cuban junta failed to appear in court at Baltimore. His bond was forfeited. Rob Ingersoll s clerk attempted sui cide. Four persons closely associated with the agnostic have killed them selves recently. A bill to equip the National Guard with 45-caliber Springfield rifles passed the House. Win. P. St. John, the famous finan cier, is dead. Two United States gunboats will bo launched next month in California waters. A Sedalia girl whose mind was af fected by illness, attempted to kill herself. Texas Legislature wrestling with the fellow-servant bill. Mrs. Booth-Tucker fainted during a Salvation Army meeting. She is quite ill. Joseph R. Dunlap, editor of the Chi cago Despatch, must serve two years in prison, as the United States Supreme Court affirmed the sentence. Sunday baseball will be permitted iu Texas. Illinois farmers suffering heavy losees by corn rotting. Six bodies recovered from the Free man mine in New York. Kentucky toll-gate raiders blew a gate to splinters with dynamite. Ex -Congressman Darlington of Penn sylvania is accused of embezzlement Mrs. Annie Resant, Theosophist, will make a lecture tour of the United States. Preparations are under way to make McKinley 's inauguration notable as a spectacular event. William Phenix of Sedalia. Mo., tried to kill his wife because she' was to sick to earn money. Mrs. Rebecca Chrisman of Normal, Hi., was burned to death. Her clothes were ignited while she was lighting n fire. One of the important features pend ing at Jefferson City in a bill to in crease the permanent endowment fund of the State University. Sir Alfred Miller succeeds Sir Her cules Kobinson as governor ol capo Colon v. A Greek man-of-war fired on a Turk ish transport which was conveying soldiers to Canea. Christians bombarded Canea and drove the governor of Crete on board a Russian man-of-war. Wisconsin's general fund shows f.'!00,- 000 deficit. Kentucky distillers are forming a whisky trust Senatorial election in Utah is to be investigated. Relief work in India now employs ,750,000 people. Richard L. Sharpe, a St Louis lum berman, killed himself. Prospect for a sugar tariff has brought a boom in raw materials. Richard Kerens has rented a big house near Dupont circle, Washington. Carroll D. Wright has been reap pointed labor commissioner by Mr. Cleveland. The dead Editor MeCullagh's person .1 property in St Louis wan appraised at 870,127. -IC . Malveno, Ark., has just suffered a 8100,000 fire loss, the second big fire in a few months. Sheriff Jones and posse killed J. C. Johnson, Jim Crain and Jack Under wood, cattle thieves, in Kimball coun ty, Texas. February 12, Abraham Lincoln's- birthday, was suitably celebrated in Chicago, Washington, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and elsewhere. Carnegie, Hockcfeller ana . 1 ierpont Morgan, the latter controlling the Illi nois Steel company, are said to be forming a giant iron trust. I. It. Rockefeller proposes to give $250,000 if other Baptists will give 5230,000 to wipe out the debt of the foreign and homo missionary societies . rnendsof counterfeiters In jail at St Louis stole all tho counterfeit money in the secret service office which was to have been used as evidence. Rush to the Alaskan gold fields has begun again.