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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.
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.
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
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.
The Old Warrior Laid to Rest Among
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.
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.
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
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
(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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Dingley's committee decided to re
store McKinley act rates to coal and
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
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
A Sedalia girl whose mind was af
fected by illness, attempted to kill
Texas Legislature wrestling with the
fellow-servant bill.
Mrs. Booth-Tucker fainted during a
Salvation Army meeting. She is quite
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
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
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
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
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.
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.

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