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INDIAN BILL PASSED.
DAWES COMMISSION TO ClO ON WITH ITS WORK. Trlbul Court Abolished and United State Court Given Exclusive Juris tllctlnn Over All Civil' unit Criminal Case In the Territory. Washington, Feb. 27. The Senate, at 11:20 last night, passed the Indian appropriation bill, after strildug out all of the Piatt provision excepting that relating to jurisdiction of United States courts. An amendment trans ferring' the jurisdiction of the Indian courts to the United States courts was offered by Senator Vest and adopted. The purpose is to let the Dawes com mission go on with its work and com plete treaties with nil the tribes, the only reservation being the provision ' relating to the jurisdiction of the courts, which abolishes the functions of the tribal judiciary. The Indians will doubtless accept this ultimatum without attempting any opposition, glad to get off at this price. This will leave thp Dawes commission a free hand, anil allow them to consume a few years longer in bringing the In dian question to a close. ' Senators Teller, Piatt and Hoar urged the necessity of replacing the corrupt Indian courts with a United States judicial system, while Mr. Vilas protested against "jamming" througli an amendment despoiling Indians of their rights. The amendment, as finally agreed to, gives the United States courts exclusive juiisdietjon over all civil and criminal eases, abol ishing the native courts. Two addi tional judges are provided for the ter ritory. The part of the Indian territory pro vision in the appropriation bill stricken out by the senate is the committee amendment authorizing the Dawes commission to set apart townsitcs and churches and educational and mineral lands, and to allot the remainiug lands among the five tribes. ARSON AND FRAUD. A Fort Scott Baukrapt and Ills Wife Accuwed of Various Crime. Four Scott, Kan., Feb. 27. Eugene II. Mikesell and his wife, Maggie E., who recently failed in business here and at Arcadia, were arrested to-day charged with having set fire ' to their dwelling here. Mikesell is in jn.il and his wife is under guard at a hotel. The house was burned on the night of February IS, while the two were away from home. The arrests are a primary step to detect alleged fraud in the failure of their business. Ilard Fighting in Culm. Havana, Feb. 27. Advices from Santa Clara are that in the battle nt Ccniza the loss of the Spanish under General Woyler amounted to 500 killed and wounded. In the battles at C'ala bazas and Cabaiguan the Spanish losses are reported to have been equally us large, but the Spanish dead and wounded were sent to Sancti Spir itus, and definite figures cannot be ob tained. In these' two. battles General Gomez commanded in person. Rich Leadvllle Strike. Lkauvii.LK. Colo., Feb. 27. In the Nil Desperandum mine, on Rock hill, at a depth of 057 feet and in a drift 140 feet long, has been made the richest strike in Leadville since 1880, and the most important one, as the Ilock hill section lias had no development. The mine is being Worked by striking union miners. A huge body of ore runs over 400 per ton. Ten years ago 1). II. Moffatt spent $05,000 on this mine, finding nothing, and abandoned it. St. Joseph Democrat May fate, Sr. Joseph," Md., Feb 27. Talk of a Civic Federation ticket at the ap prooching spring aldermttnic election is growing. The Democrats' are mak ing an effort to fuse with the Civic Federation in the nomination of a non partisan citizens' ticket. Two Year for Hteallnr a Bridle. Gu'l'HRii:, Okla., Feb., 27. In the United States court Sam Frailer- was sentenced to two years in the peniten tiary for stealing a bridle. Mrs. Ma tilda Scarborough was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of drowniuy her baby. Iowa Trust Company Falls. 1)ks Moinks, Iowa, Feb. 27. The Security Loan and Trust Company lias made an assignment. The company 'h stock is $150,000, and it is lelievei3. that none but stockholders will.' lose. No estimates of assets or liabilities can be made. i . . ; ' ' Hanged for Criminal Assault. Louisville, Ga,, Feb. 27. Will Deas, colored, convicted of criminal assault was hanged hero in the yard of the Jefferson county jail. The drop fell at 1:30 p. m. , and he was dead in thirteen minutes. '"' ' '' Chicago' Republican Nominee. . Chicago. Feb. 27.- Judge Nathuniel C Sears was nominated this afternoon for mayor by the Republican city con vention. The nomination was made on the first ballot. Unanimous for Crenshaw. Washington. Feb. 27. The Senate judiciary committee voted unanimously to recommend the confirmation of G. Y. Crenshaw as United States marshal for the Western district of Missouri. Mr. Herbert to Practice. Wasiiixotox. Feb. 27. Secretary Herbert announced to-day that he would open a law office here at an early day and resume' the profession which he abandoned many years ago to serve his state and later his coun try. A Gennlne Oklahoma Divorce Suit. Pkkuv. Okla., Feb. 27. The lie v. John S. Calhoun of this place, former ly of Brooklyn, X. Y., has begun suit for divorce from his wife, Mrs. Vera Calhoun. He served two terms as pro bate judge of Logan county. BUSINESS REVIEW. Genuine Improvement I Not Coining With a Ureut Kuh. Nbw Yonii, Feb. 27. K, 0. Dun & Co'8 weekly review of trade says: "Genuine improvement in business does not come with a rush, like the breaking of a great dam. The growth for some weeks past has been more encouraging, because in nearly all lines it has been gradual and moder ate. The rupture of the steel rail and other combinations in the iron business has brought out a vast quantity of trade, which had been held back, and has set many thousand men at work, while the slow but steady gain in other great industries has given employment to rauny thousands more, but he full effects will not appear until increased purchases by all these swell the dis tribution of goods." TURKEY MASSING TROOPS. Tlio Sultan Preparing to Fight Greece ' ' ' ' Soldier on the Way. Sai.oxica, Feb. 27. The massing of Turkish troops and munitions of war on the tVontier is proceeding with fev erish haste. All the soldiers on fur lough have been recalled and eleven batteries of artillery, a regiment of cavalry and two battalions of infantry have gone from here, Monastir and elsewhere to Klussona. Two addi tional battalions of infantry have reached Katerina. The reliefs at Smyrna, Rrusu, Trebizonde and else where in Anotolio are on their way to the frontier, where a total of six di visions will be formed with headquar ters at Elassona. Five Year for Kinboz.ler Klein. Philadelphia, Feb. 27. Henry M. Klein of Lebanon, Mo., who embezzled 89,000 of the funds of the Farmers' National bank of that city while he was its paying teller, and who pleaded guilty lust week, was to-day sentenced by Judge Butler in the United States district court to pay a fine of 8100 and undergo an imprisonment of five years at hard labor in the Eastern peni tentiary. Klein pleaded guilty the day after John II. Hoffer. the former cashier of the First National bank of Lebanon, was sentenced to pay a fine of 81,000 and to serve ten years for embezzling $109,000. Lynch Lair for a Negro Wretch. Chattanooga. Tenn., Feb. 27. Yesterdav afternoon at Soddi, Tenn., Charlie Drown, a young negro, as saulted Miss ' LilHc Walker, the 18-year-old daughter of a respectable farmer. Failing in his purpose, he hid in a barn. When a posse attempted to arrest .mm . ne lataiiy snoi Deputy Sadler. A mob formed and Drown was strung up on a tree and his body riddled with bullets. Moro Trouble for Spain. Makkid, Feb. 27: Advices received here from Manilla say that an insur rection broke out there yesterday. Bunds of Tu gales and natives attacked the barracks of the revenue officers and gendarmes and murdered . a mil itary officer and four Spaniards in the streets. The troops . restored,, order, killinc 200 of the insurgents and ar resting lnuiiy others. The object of the uprising was to prevent ine troops from attacking Cavite. Hanna OK -for- Washington Cl.KVKi.AM. Ohio, Feb. 27. Mr. Hunan - spent the entire forenoon to-day setting his affairs into shape in order that he might leave for Washing ton in the afternoon. ' At 1:45 o'clock, accompanied by his family, he left for Washington on the Pennsylvania. No one uccompuuied him except his wife and daughters. Another "Closed incldert." ' ' Madrid, Feb. 27. The preamble of the queen's decree of pardon of Snn guilly says that the I'nited States de manded the pardon of Sanguilly in a friendly manner, and that Sanguilly has undertaken in the future neither directly nor indireotly to assist in the rebellion. The -Incident is considered closed. .1. II. MeCullagh's Estate. St. Loi is,' Mo., Feb. 27. Since the death of Joseph 1!. McCullagh, editor of the Globe-Democrat, there have lieen half a dozen 'claimants to the estate, in addition, to the six Known to be legally' entitled to shar-s in it. Among the number are three men by the name of McCullagh. Bryan In New York. '', Nkw Yokk, Feb. 27. A vvVd-filleo! house greeted W. J.' Bryan in Carnegie Music hall when he appeared on the platform to deliver a lecture on "Money."' under the auspices of the Bimetallic Association. ' The platform was filled with friends of the free coin age theory. . " Murder and Suicide. ' Plain City, ; Utah. Fefc' 27. John Nichols shpt und fatally 1 wounded Joseph Lewis and then turned the gun on himself with fatal results. Lewis had sworn out a warrant charging Nichols with stealing a watch, and the sheriff was on his way to make the arrest. "Big Jim" Forced to Fly. Sax Fbaxcisco, Feb. 27. "Big Jim," a prominent Chinese, has been obliged ty fly secretly from the city to avoid the vengeance of the Sam Yup highbinders, who have avowed to kill him in reprisal for the death of Little Pete. I It Going to Havana? -.Jackson villi:, Fla., Feb. 27. The dynamite cruiser Vesuvius, now in this port, .has been ordered to leave here at once and join the aruiser Marblehead, which left the, mouth of the St John river Tuesday and is now at Key West. The Vesuvius is thought to be bound for Havana. Work for 1,000 Hands. Nkw Havkn, Conn., FeU 27 On Monday next the large rubber factory of the L. Candee company will resume operations after a protracted idleness. Ine ftctory employs l.OOOhands. . NEWS IN BRIEF. United ' States Judge Swoyuo de clares tho Texas trust law void. , , . Circus seats collapsed nt Browns ville, Texas, and 300 people were thrown down and six fatally injured. John 0. A. Leishmun, late president of the Carnegie company, is a candi date for minister to Switzerland. John Elsea and Hill Houston fulally shot and stabbed Postmaster J. It. Iluker in a school squabble at Coombs, Okla. The president has vetoed the bills to pension Mary A. Veil and Mrs. Mary A. Freeman, both remurried widows. Cashier Otis Smith, a social favorite of Atlanta, embezzled $19,000 at lonst from the Georgia Security and Bank ing company. : General Grosvenor says McKinley will revoke Cleveland's order putting the executive brauch offices under civil service rules. People's party of Chicago has nom inated for mayor Carter II: Harrison, son of the late mayor, expecting Dem ocratic endorsement. Captain William Howard Merrill, a hero of the first Bull Run and a Libby prisoner, is dead in New York from cirrhosis of the liver. Mrs. Mattie Carter, leader of a band of railroad robbers, has been arrested at Louisville, Ky.. along with Pat O'Brien, Dun Hagerty. John and Joe Bloom and Jonn Dawes. William Morley, a Missoula. Mont., gambler, shot and killed his mistress, Blanche Rinaud, slightly wounded her friend. Bess McCunleu, and then killed himself by cutting his throat and jumping into the river President Cleveland celebrated tho 105th anniversary tof the birth of George Washington by issuing thirteen executive orders establishing as many additional forestry reservations con taining an aggregate area of 21,279,400 acres, two-fifths the area of tho state of Kansas. E. K. Smith, a crooked Columbia, Pa., banker, bus landed in the Eastern penitentiary at Philadelphia. John M. Thomas of Empire, If an., was kicked by his horse and died in fifteen minutes. Kansas State Printer J. K. Hudson is now protected by injunction from interference .from Pop officials. John and Bert Shaw, brothers, aged 25 and 20, were killed by a runaway team near Oklahoma City. Freight No. 37 on the Southern Kan sas was wrecked near Neosho ilnpids and a tramp killed. A stone had been placed on the track. Robert E. Wilson und Stanley Mil ler, gamblers, fought a duel at Red Lodge, Mont., and killed each other. The nomination of Giles Y. Cren shaw to succeed General Shelby, was reported favorably to the senate. ' Captain C. M. Hard wick, a veteran Mississippi river steainboatman, is dead nt New Orleans. - Reports of a ministerial crisis in Madrid are confirmed. Conservatives are in danger of deposition. Much damage has been caused by high water in Southern Indiana. The United States Fish Commission is investigating tho subject of frog farming. Missouri is the greatest frog producing ptate. The town of Kennett alone ships 00,000 pounds of dressed frog legs annuually, and New Madrid is second with 25,000 pounds. N. N. Par berry, a pioneer of Pettis county, died at his home near Sedalia. A man, giving the name of Fuller, was caught in Kansas, charged with trading Missouri land, which he didn't own, for Kansas horses. Boston has bought a plant and will do its own printing. Bud Carroll took morphine and died at Warrensburg because of loss of property. Carnegie Steel company is selling steel rails in England, having cut un der English prices. Joseph Wor ley, an .Eldredge, Mo., ferine r, was awtssinated by an un known miscreant. Sheriff Dow of Eddy county, N. M., was killed by two assassins for prose cuting cattle thieves.' A strange stranger who gave himself up for robbery committed suicide in the Leavenworth lock-up., , , . Peter F. Garvey. a stock yards em ploye at Chicago took lumpy jaw from the cattle and died under an operation for it. Iowa is enacting a law that no can didate's name may appear more than once on tho official ballot a body blow at fusion. . ...... An heir to the Carnegie million is expected to arrive at an oarly day;. '; Congressman-elect Champ Clark is preparing a history of the war of 1812. Frank A. Vanderlip, a Chicago news paper man, will be Lyman J. Gage's' private seeretarV.' i ' . . , ' v !, ' , 1 f ' ' ' Santa Ana river will be turned from its course 'to provide electricity for California cities. ; ', , ) i'yt i ;' J, , ' Dr. S. Gratz Moses, one of the oldest and most prominent physicians in St. Louis, died of old age, in his 85th year. John Jacob Astor's 85,000,000 hotel, which is in course of erection next to the Waldorf, will be called the Astoria. Two masked man held up a local train at Watova; L T., and robbed the conductor and brakeman of $:t.50 and a revolver. Preacher Goodwin of Mayfield Ky., had . to flee from an avenging tuob on account of domestic misconduct. , . . Tho Transvaal asks 1,667,000 iridcra inty of England for the Jameson raid. The Everglades have been conveyed by the government to the state of Florida. More than 500 priceless documents have been stolen from the congres sional library recently. The President has pardoned ex-Bank President Porterfleld of Nashville, Tenn., serving a 10-year-sentence. The President has signed the act authorizing the secretary of the navy to arrange for the transportation of contributions to relieve the famine sufferers in India. Governor Renfrew of Oklahoma has promised to exert his influence toward making an application of the single tax theory in the disposition of school lands in that territory Governor Stephens has appointed G. W. Jones, business manager of the Post-Dispatch, election commissioner ol St, Louis. CONGRESSIONAL. SENATE' STORM - SWEPT , OVER CUBA. Most Memorable Scene Witnessed In '. Many YearsHouse l'amei the Inter national ' Monetary Couference BUI Almost Unanimously Summary. Feb. 20. After the dramatic Cuban debate In the Senate yesterday, the discussion to day was comparatively spiritless. The In-; dtan bill was considered up to 1 p. m., when for throe hours a general discussion of the Sanguilly case and the effect of the pardon occurred. Mr. Frye said at the outset that the Sanguilly resolution should be retired, as It was useless to waste powder in malt Ing a noise. Mr. Morgan se cured the adoption of another resolution, calling for information as ti the imprison ment of George Washington Aguirre. He also reviewed the Sanguilly case, declaring that the action of the Senate yesterday had warned Spain against a collision with the Unued States, and Hal moved the queen to the unusual expedient. of a pardon by cable. The Senator severely criticised the presi dent and the secretary of state for alleged inaction in this case. The House passed the Senate internation al monetary conference bill. Despite the seeming wide divergence of views on the money question, the bill was passed, atter a lively debate of two hours, by a vote of 270 to 3. It was supported alike by Republicans, silver Republicans, gold Democrats and silver Democrats. The -silver Democrats and silver Republicans disclaimed any faith in this attempt to secure bimetallism, but they expressed themselves as willing and anxious to have the test made. Feb. 23. The Semte was storm swept to-day by such passionate debate, such ex traordinary demonstration in the crowded galleries and such dramatic personal ex changes between the conspicuous figures of the Senate as to make the day one of the most memorable in the annals of the upper branch of Congress. Cuba was the theme, and seemed to stir all the pent up emotions of months. The debate was on . a resolution demanding tne re lease of Julio Sanguilly, held in a Havana prison. Secretary Olney asked that no action be taken. He had advised San guilly to wlthdrrw his appeal from his sen tence and accept a pardon. The senate committee objected on the ground that such action would be equivalent to a plea of guilty and would bar any claim for dam ages by Sanguilly. The resolution was re ported over Olucy's protest During the day, while the debate was proceeding, a message -was received stating that San gullly's counsel had withdrawn the appeal. Later Spanish Minister De Lome received a dispatch from Madrid stating that the Queen Regent had signed Sangullly's par don. The rcsolutlon-flnally went over with out action. In the House all the appropriation bills have been sent to the Senate. Final action was had on both the agricultural and army bills, and a bill was passed to clothe post office Inspectors with the power of United States marshals In the matter of making arrests. ' Quite unexpectedly, the banking and currency committee brought forward the bill to authorize national banks to take out circulation to the par value of the bonds deposited, and it passed 144 to 40. A reso lution was unanimously adopted requesting the President to transmit to the House all correspondence on file at the state depart ment relative to the imprisonment of Amer ican prisoners in Cuba Feb. 24. Attention was recalled to the Cu ban question in the senate by the presenta tion of three resolutions on that aubject. One of these came by unanimous vote from the committee on foreign relations and called for the Immediate unconditional re lease of Julio Sanguilly, held in Havana. Another resolution by Mr. Allen cslls on the President to protect American citizens in Cuba, and for that purpose to send battle ships to Cuban waters. Both went over until to-morrow. A third resolution by Mi-. Hill was agreed to requesting the secretary of state for ail correspondence with Consul General Lee relative to Americans impris oned in Cuba. The rest of the day wai de voted to the Indian appropriation bill which was not completed. The feature of the session of the House was the appearance of William J. Bryan, late Populist candidate for President, on the floor. He had come io the city to attend a dinner given in his honor by John It. Mc Lean of the Cincinnati Enquirer, and as an ex-member was entitled to the privileges of the floor. He was warmly welcomed by Democrats and Republicans alike. Most of the day was devoted to District of Columbia business. Feb. 23. The Senate made slow progress on the appropriation bills, disposing of only one item of the Indian billthat directing the opening of the , Uncompahgre Indian reservation In Utah. Mr. Cannon of Utah alluded to the President's order withdraw ing from public domain some 21,000,000 acres of land and constituting various for est reservations. He declared there was not the slightest knowledge of the subject on the part of the order making the designation and that land in Utah had been designated as forest land when, in fact, there was no timber on it larger than a jack rabbit bush. Mr. Clark (Rep) of Wyoming made a vigor ous speech, in which he criticized the Presi dent's order. It was an order without au thority of law declared Mr. Clark. It was part of that solid wall of opposition to west ern interests. The House passed the naval appropriation bill and listened to'a lively political debate on civil service reform. The system was vigorously attacked by Grosvenor of Ohio and other Republicans, who hoped that it would be wiped out under the McKinley ad ministration. Feb. 22. The Senate spent its first hour in listening to AVashinglon's farewell ad dress, read by Mr. Daniel of Virginia, and then turned its attention to the Indian ap propriation bill. It involved a contest over sectarian Indlan.schools. The clause di recting temporary contracts with these schools, when no government schools were available, was agreed to 51 to 8. , A prow vlnton was added declaring it to be the set tled policy of the government hereafter to make no appropriations whatever for, the support of sectarian schools. An amend ment, by Mr. Gallingcr, directing that all appropriations to sectarian schools end on June 30. 18ja. went out on a point of order, which the Senate sustained 2M to 22. The Indian bill is Rtlll under consideration. A veto from President Cleveland on a private pension ' bill brought out sharp criticism from Mr. Gallinger against the President's course. Mr. Morgan brought out, in the course of inquiries, that the passage of all these bills would involve less expense than the amount which Went to the syndicate taking the bond Issues. Mr. Hoar also com mented on the modern methods of criticis ing the pension rolls. The Howe passed the general deficienry appropriation bill and began the considera tion of the last of the money bills, that pro vide for the naval establishment. A long debate occurred over the propriety of the appropriation ot 11,300.000 tor the Southern Pacitic railroad under the judgment of the, court of claims, but the House, by a vote of '10'i to 13S. refused to strike it out. Stole 3OO,O00. Cairo. Mich.. Feb. 27. E. Durand, alias Fisk, Dickinson and Wilson, un der arrest here, is wanted at Portland, Ore., on charges of forgery, under which he was indicted in 1S14. The. prisoner admits his guilt It is stated that he victimized Oregon business men to the extent of $200,000 by vari ous schemes for borrowing money. A rioneer Dead. . Marshall. Mo., Feb. 87. James Blair, aged 80 years, died at his home near Salt Springs, this county, to-day. Ue was n pioneerand highly respected. FIGHTING THE RESERVES. People of the Northwest Protesting Against the Forestry Suheme. Omaha, Neb., Feb. 27.--Strong resolutions were adopted at a meeting of the executlvo committee of tho Oinnha Commercial club, protesting against the action of President Cleve land in setting aside 21,000,000 acres of public land in the Northwest for for estry reservations. Dkaiwooi. S. I)., Feb. 27. The fol lowing telegram has been sent to tho President of the United States as the result of an enthusiastic mass meeting held here: "We arc directed by a large meeting now being held hores voicing tho feel ing of 30,000 interested residents of western South Dakota, to respectfully ask you to suspend tho executive order establishing a forestry reservation in the Black Hills of South Dakota until tho people can be heard protesting against it. You have evidently been deceived by persons without knowl edge of the conditions or reckless of the consequences. This reserve, if maintained, will affect disastrously all the mining and dependent industries of this region and largely compel its depopulation;. . AGAINST GOV. SMITH. The House Soldiers' Homes Committee Recommends Ueneral Removal. Washington, Feb. 25. VThe report of the House special committee to in vestigate the management of the Leavenworth Soldiers' home has been completed. It recommends the re moval of the governor of the home and the change of all officers. ' Other recommendations are that all branches of the homes, valued at about $5,000,000, be put directly under, the control of the secretary of war, and that the post funds should be placed under the control of the government. Jerry Simpson Ousted. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 27. Chairman Fairchild, Populist, of Kingman, got a good wnack at his political enemy, Jerry Simpson, yesterday. Fairchild was in the chair while the House was in committee of the whole considering the railroad bill. Simpson was doing some lobbying when caught by Fair child. "The lobbyists will please re tire," said the chairman. AH retired but Simpson. "I say for the lobby to retire," said Fairchild, very emphatic ally. Simpson never moved. "The sergennt-at-arms will remove the distinguished lobbyist," said Fair child. The sergeant took Simpson by the arm and led him to the cloak room. Still Bothering; Major Hudson. Toi'KKA, Kan., Feb. 27. Attorney General Boyle has commenced a snit in the supreme court to enjoin State Treasurer Heflebower from paying any more money to J. K. Hudson for state printing. A temporary restrain ing order was issued, and the case will be heard next Tuesday. Boyle claims that Hudson is not the legally elected state printer, and is not, therefore, en titled to pay. The state is now 82,000 behind with Hudson. Nine Killed at a Crossing. CiiATTAMHMiA, Tenn., Feb. 2... An incoming passenger train on the South ern railroad struck a vehicle at a crossing four miles east of the city at 12:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon. In the vehicle were, seated ten members of the family of W. J. Woodward, a farmer living at Jersey, a hamlet in this county, and nine of the occupants were killed, the only one escaping be ing a 3-year-old girl, Virginia Wood ward. Hliick Hills People Protest. Dkadwood. S. D.,Feb. 27. Ex-Senator Moody, Fred Seipp, ex-candidate for Congress, and other lending men have sent a message in behalf of the people of this region to the President asking him to suspend the executive order for u forestry reservation in the Black Hills. Nebraska' Senate Heard From. Lincoln', Neb., Feb. 27. The Senate this afternoon unanimously adopted a resolution protesting against the treat ment ot American citizens in Cuba by Spanish officers, denouncing the ad ministration at Washington for its "unpatriotic conduct" and commend ing Consul General Lee. Double Arkansas Hanging. Lirii.K llofK. Ark., Feb. 27. A mur derer and n rapist expiated their crimes upon a gallows, side by side, at Pine Bluff yesterday. It was tne nrss legal execution in the history of Jef ferson county. The men who paid the death-penalty were Robert Cox and a negro known as "Crazy Jim." No Change In Policy. Washington, Feb. 27. Inquiry dis closes the fact that nothing " that has occurred in Cuba recently and no clamor that has been raised over the reported intention of Consul General Lee to resign has affected in any de gree the policy the administration has laid down for its guidance. Court House at Ilartvllle llnrneil. Maxsfikld, Mo., Feb. 27. The large brick court house at Hartville, Mo., burned yesterday morning, together with all the county records, including the late assessment books, which had been approved, and the Circuit court docket for March term. Origin, in cendiaries, Harris" Private Secretary. TorKKA, Kan., Feb. 27. United States Senator-elect Harris to-day ap pointed W. II. Sears of Lawaence as his private secretary. Kallroad to Pay the Salaries. Litti.k Rock, Ark, Feb. 27. The House passed a bill somewhat similar to the Texas law. It provides for election by the Legislature ot three commissioners, whose salaries'of 8'.',.r00 per annum are to be paid by the rail road companies. Trait Deed Bill Killed. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 27. The Sen ate spent the entire day discussing the Harris trust deed bill, and the last act before adjournment was to defeat it, by a vote of 21 to 10. NEWS BOILED DOWN. Assets of the leather trust foot up $134,057,l'JO. Woman Buffrago has passed the Washington legislature. Taylor Hickman, a 13- year-old In dian boy, is in the Ohio pen for life for murder. Texas courts decide that the gover nor cannot pardon prisoners held for contempt of court. Senor Jose Acuma, Spanish vice con sul in Now York, was robbed of 520, 000 in cash and jewels. Oklahoma's law making it criminal to receive deposits in a failing bank is null and void, never having passed the lower house. The Missouri house adopted strong resolutions attacking Cleveland for the course of his administration in ref erence to Cuba. Charles Callendcr, a veteran actor and one of the pioneers of minstrels, died suddenly at the Quiucy hotel in Chicago, aged G7 years. Arizona people are angry at Con gress for its recent bond action, com pelling the Arizona Loan commission to fund 8300,000 railroad bonds. n. S. Joincs and other Idaho repre sentatives are making affidavit that they were bribed to vote for Henry Heitfeld for United States senator. Dr. Nansen will visit -the United States next fall and deliver a series of lectures illustrated by the clothing, etc., used by him in his Arctic explor ation. Mrs. Martin Julian, Fitzsimmons' mother-in-law, is dead in New "York, but neltlnr the ' husband nor son-in- law can leave Carson to attend the funeral. The appropriation committee of the senate has inserted in the sundry civil hill an amendment carrying $1,085,150 to pay additional sugar bounty claims. An electric car on the 103d street line in Chicago was caught between two Chicago and Eastern railway trains and three of the occupants killed and three injured. Clarence A. Austin of Marion, N. Y., was made a raving maniac as a result of the hazing he received at the hands of the sophomore class of the Uni versity of Rochester. Mrs. Letitia Oreen Stevenson, wife of the retiring Vice President of the United States, was re-elected presi dent-general of the Daughters of tho American Revolution. Russia h as again warned Greece that her troops must be withdrawn from Crete and adds that annexation will not be permitted, but that Crete may have autonomy under suzerainty of Turkey. Women will be admitted to the Cor-bett-Fitzsimmons social. German-American bank of, Tona wanda, N. Y., has been forced to close. Millbank, S. D.. had a $30,000 fire and Andrew S. Vyg was burned to death. There is much indignation in Eng land over the government's Cretan policy. President Cleveland has called the usual 4th of March extra session of the Senate. Corner stone of the new temple of theosophy was laid at San Diego, Cal. Ex-President Harrison's new baby has been named Elizabeth, after its maternal grandma. Farmers and lumbermen in Monon gahela valley will lose $1, 000, 000 by the recent flood. " Ex-President Montt of Chili is in America studying up methods to im prove the Chilian navy. . The truly goad people of Tyler, W. Va., set lire to a speak-easy and cre mated four inmates. Ex-Auditor of State Eugene V. Moore of Nebraska has surrendered to answer to embezzlement. Swedisli Vice Consul Palm of Austin, Texas, has presented Texas university 25,000 books worth $100,000. . ' , President Cleveland has pardoned two Missourians: Hamilton E. Baker, a postofllce embezzler, and Henry Mullaney, fraudulent registration. President Cleveland has no pity for viciousncss. In refusing to pardon James B. Wilson of Indiana he scath ingly criticised the plea for mercy for the vile editor. ' Dingley's committee has put . the rates on lemons, limes and oranges higher than those of the McKinley act. Silver Republican Senators and Rep resentatives have called a national committee meeting for June 8 in Chi cago. John W. Hart, owner of the Laura da, was convicted . of fitting out a Cuban expedition. The United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kun., will be built by federal convicts. A strong anti-gold and national bank reaolution was passed by the Okla homa legislature. ' Iowa retail dealers in farm machin ery have formed a combine to make the business more profitable! Miss Montaine." a 1 society . young woman of Knoxville, Tenn.. attempted suicide by jnmoing from a hotel win dow at Bristol,-Tenn. Six men were almost blown to atoms and three others- fatally mutilated by the explosion of a dynamite cartridge dropping into the fire near which they were eating dinner a mile' south of l'adueah, Ky. Cholera has broken out along the relief works in one state of India. The fanatical rebels have defeated Brazilian troops in an important en gagement. Wisconsin supreme court decided compulsory vaccination invalid. Merchants" exchange building, St. Louis, was damaged 8i0,000 by fire. Fitzhugh Lee has resigned as consul general at Havana, but will likely re main awhile at Olney 's request. Mrs., Folsom, the three Cleveland girl babies and their nurse have moved to JMnceton, going in a railroad presi dent's private car. Russell Sage, the New York million aire, loaned his brother, Elizur, of Channahon, 111.. $50, taking a mort gage on his home and having it duly recorded. Rope Walker Blondin is dead in Lon don. Populist officials of Kansas favor an j income tax. ,