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1 c A. R. ZIMMERMAN, Publisher. FLY MO 'TH. an1. PIEE IN A CAR BARN. CHICAGO CONCERN LOSES ITS ROLLING STOCK. Memorial Services in Honor of Lin coln Texas Kunchera Losa by tho Blizzards City of Cleveland IIa a Swell Plan Lonitjianian Dead. Many Cara Destroyed. Just us the last Lincoln avenue cable, train entered the c.nr house at Wright wood and Sheffield avenues, Chicago, at 1:10 Wednesday morning, fiames broke out in the east iart of tho structure and in an hour almost had destroyed the bis building. The loss amounts to $r.0,000 on building and from ?l!00,000 to $250,000 on rolling stock. There were 125 ears burn ed, and Superintendent 1'oach of the com pany says these cars, which include those for both winter und summer tralüc, range in cost froni $1,000 to $3,000 each. The building was insured for $2O,000 and the rolling stock for $SU,UO0. Owing to the rapid work done by the fii-emen the llames did not reach the part of tho building in which tho horses were stabled. Over fifty of the animals were taken out, but only after a hard struggle, tho glare and the smoke rendering them practically un controllable. Iu Memory of Lincoln. Never before Tuesday has Chicago bo generally observed Lincoln's birthday. A common and widespread impulse of patri otism was apparent on every hand and fitting observance of the occasion in elo quent addresses and patriotia niusic gave expression to the veneration of the people of every section of the city for the idol ized Lincoln. A large number of promi nent business houses gave their employes a holiday. In this particular the city, under orders from Mayor Hopkins, set a good example. With the exception of tho IKlice and lire department, practically all city employes were granted a holiday. Public and private schools throughout tho city with one accord devoted the day to exercises best calculated to impress upon the pupils who participated the exalted character and services of the martyred President. The most extensive exercises, however, were those held in the evening at the Auditorium by the Cook County cabinet of the National Union and at tho Marquette Club banquet at the Grand Pa cific Hotel. Henry Watterson, the bril liant Kentucky orator and journalist, de-, livered tho Auditorium address, and the great hall was filled to its utmost capacity. Ramsey's Estate Wrecked. When Itufus Ramsay, who died sud denly at Carlyle three months ago, sup posedly of heart disease, went into tho State Treasury two years ago he was thought to be the richest man in Southern Illinois. Now his estate in completely wrecked. Within a week over $500,000 in claims against it have been filed, but the most startling is that of the five Chi cago bankers who were his sureties as State Treasurer. When Henry Wulff succeeded the dead man ho found every thing in shape, and the cash verified to a cent. But it transpires that the bonds men of the dead ex-treasurer had made good a shortage of Wi,530.5L. This shortago was occasioned by advances made from the State funds to Henry Seiter, the wrecked Lebanon banker. The Ramsay estate holds notes signed by Seiter for $24-1,000. To secure this col lateral is held which if forced on the mar ket Mould fall short about $185,000. The total claims filed to date against the Ram say estate show a total indebtedness of nearly $000,000, with assets that will pos sibly reach $200,000. The State has not lost a cent, but Carlyle creditors are sure to suffer heavily. Safe Recovered from an Old Wreck. Fourteen years ago the steamboat James Howard caught fire at the foot of Olive street, St. Louis, and sunt in the river, carrying with it a safe which at the time was said to contain valuables amounting to $300,0o0. Monday Captain Joseph R. Jobin, a sub-marine diver and wrecker, located the wreck and found the safe. It was found to contain a large quantity of coin, which had been melted by the heat of the fire, and also a gold watch with the name Lena Peters engrav ed on the case. Cleveland's Uold Did. A company has been organized in Cleve land to build and operate a line of canal loats between Cleveland and New York. Eighteen boats will be constructed. They will be built so as to be seaworthy on Lake Erie and will uc towed by propellers down the lake and through the Erie canal. It is claimed that the schtnic will give Cleve land tho control of the Ir-m market for New York and New England rnd make it possible to make all shipments f-ir more cheaply than by rail. New Orleans' Ex-Mayor Dcnd. Charles Cayarro, the venerable histo rian and litterateur, died at his New Or leans residence Tuesday, aged IK) years. He was a native of New Orleans, of noble birth and famous for having introduced the culture of indigo and sugar cane, and as the first Mayor of New Orleans. He wrote the "History of Louisiana," the "Influence of Mechanic Arts on the Des tinies of the Humau Race," etc. BREVITIES. f. ii is uov ii-uinj me nrrui uorincr win be destructive to cattle and other live 'fj stock in Texas. The sleet and ice have ft undoubtedly caused much hardship to live v stock, and the loss will be heavy. Re- i ports which have been received indicate il that the cattle on the range passed the winter very well, but since then sleet has fci come and complicated the situation. J ' A stick of dynamite was found in a bale ji of cotton being loaded on the ship Flori 'r dian at New Orleans. A striking Mong i shoreman was arrested. S Prof. Burt G. Wilder, of Cornell Uni f ' versity, at the banquet of the Cornell t.'jt Alumni, requested that the inemlers 1 1 make bequests of their brains after death to the University. fj Frank Story and wife were fatally in injured by the collision of an electric car X with their wagon at Ixmisville, Ky. f I Harry Edson Sims, of Galveston, Tex., Uhas been sued for $50.000 for breach of H promise by Carrie R. Scott, of Denver. u EASTERN. Valencia oranges have advanced in price in New York 82 a case, owing to the loss of about Oo per cent, of the crop by the recent cold wave in Spain. For the first time in seventy-five years Lake Chaiuplaiu is frozen over its entire length. Ice harvesting has been suspend ed owing to the intensely cold wcatlur. The highest tide ever known in Ban gor, Me., Hooded warehouses along the river. Slaking lime started a fire which threatened the business section of the city. The members of the Public School Board of Baltimore are much agitated over the proposal of the Mayor to ap point three vomen as commissioners-at-large. Supporters of the bi-partisan police bill in New York held a idindy attended meet ing in Co per Union, at which Dr. Park hurst and his crusade were sneered at and denounced. In a restaurant at Forty-eighth street and Lexington avenue. New York, Don Ernesto Marquese, of Guatemala, shot and killed his younger brother, Henrique, and then kille! himself. On account of charges that $350,000 lias been paid to secure the passage of the Mutual Telephone bill through the Phila delphia City Council, a committee of in vestigation has been appointed to look into the matter. The coal barge Van Zantbortl sunk oil Say brook, Conn. The crew consisted of three brothers named Wyncoop. George was drowned, James was picked up ami died in fifteen minutes, and Andrew was rescuel in safety. At a fire in a shot tower in New York, Frederick Erickson, an employe, who was in the top of the tower with escape apparently cut off, miraculously escaped death by dropping quickly from story to story through the flames. The poison that lurks in colored sow ing silk got a victim in Pottsville, Pa. Miss Lulu Buechley, daughter of the lum ber merchant, some days ago was sewing with green silk thread. She contracted blood poisoning by biting off the thread. The schooner T. B. Dickson, encased in ice, with three of the crew frozen to the roof of the cabin, came ashore on the north coast of Martha's Vineyard Thurs day. The bodies were nearly covered with ice and their limbs were frozen stiff. A large body of iolicc broke up the mass meeting of citizens in the Athe neum, Brooklyn, called to protest against the police action in preventing the as sembling of strikers at the city hall. Hen ry George, the Rev. Dr. Carwardine and others were expected to speak. A great tidal wave has swept the east ern Atlantic coast, carrying with it death and destruction. Tho great wave is tho result of Tuesday's storm. It has extend el along the whole coast, and in its mighty force swept up through Penobscot rfver and was felt severely at Bangor, Me. WESTERN. A merciless cross-examination of Blixt, the self-confessed murderer of Miss Ging at Minneapolis, failed to shake his story. Frank B. Westgate was held up by tw men in his grocery store in Cleveland. (). He struggled with one .sad was fatally shot. Margaret Cook, who died at Columbus, j Ohio, was aboar! Fulton's steamship Clermont when its initial trip was made in 1NJ7. Two trolley cars collided on an ele vated railroad iu Kansas City. Of the forty passengers on board only four were injured. United Mineworkers, in session at Springfield, 111., called upon Governor Altgeld and thanked him for his stand for labor. The subscriptions to the new San Joa quin Valley Railroad in California are now within $140,000 of the $2,000,000 limit needed. George Spence, a prominent lawyer of Springfield, Ohio, and ouce Democratic candidate for State treasurer, is dead, aged 00 years. An inexperienced motorman in Brook lyn drove his trolley car into a white hearse, spilled the coffin into the street and smashed it. The cothn contained the remains of a 10-year-old child. The Rev. J. S. Reid, a Baptist minis ter, attempted to nb the First National Bank of East Portland, Ore., covering the cashier with a revolver and binding and gagging him. He was caught before he could make his escape. .It is thought by some that the minister is insane. California has experienced the most de lightful weather during the last three weeks. The bountiful rains of the early winter starte-d everything ti growing ami the warm weather following has put all crops into tine shape. There have been no lamaging frosts during the entire winter. A special from Standish. Mich., says the entire family of John Bock, consisK ing of himself, wife and four children, burned to death Wednesday morning at Omer. It is supposed that :i hot stve pipo which passed through thj lloor caus ed tho fire. The bodies were charred be yond recognition. James Nutt, famous as the slayr of W. W. Dukes, at Uniontown, Pa., ten ears ago, Tuesday night fatally wound ed Mrs. Jesse Peyton near Atchison, Kan., and put three bullets into Leonard Coleman, injuring him seriously but prob ably not fatally. Nutt was himself so badly hacked with an axe that he will die. Guilty of manslaughter as charged was the verdict of the jury in the llcaly Moran murder case at Chicago. The same document fixed the punishment of the two defendants at fourteen years each in tho penitentiary. The two were policemen, and, while drunk, they slmt and kille! Swan Nelson, in December, is:3. Charles Reichard and Jacob Frienstien. cigar-makers of Huntington, Ind., started out for a sleigh ride the other night, and at a late hour were found in a street at the edge of the city s badly frozen they can hardly recover. Both have their hands, feet, ami ears frozen s they will have to Le amputated, even if the men survive. Three of the crew of a Rock Island train did heroic work to rescue the pas sengers on a train that was stuck fast in a snow drift near Lebanon. Kan. The men volunteered to go to Lebanon for re lief. They took the bell cord, fastened themselves together, and started through the blinding snow storm and drifts for the town. V. L. Sisseia, of Colombo, Ceylon, a dealer in teas and World's Fair Commis sioner from Ceylon, was put off a Ixmis ville and Nashville train at Belleville, 111., by the conductor, who toalc him for a negro. Mr. Sisseia had his thousand mile ticket confiscated and lost $100 in the scnfliv. He will bring suit against the comp? ny. Nine men who went to the relief of tho men on tie Milwaukee crib Thursday are lost. After an unsuccessful search lasting five hours, tho Jin boat Foley re lumed to hr lock at 2 o'clock Friday morning. Tho nine men in the smail boats are without doubt lost, as they could not have lived in the icy tempera ture prevailing over the lake. Mrs. Mary Freeman and her two pretty daughters, Fa.mie and Jennie, were ar rcsteil in the second Hat in the building at OOS West Twelfth street, Chicago, early Wednesday evening, charged with attempting to obtain money under false pretenses. They were locked up at Stan ton avenue police station. The women left behind them li'-e weeping, wailing children, whose ages ranged from 5 to 17 years. The arrest was the culmination of an investigation extending over a pe riod of nearly six weeks, in which it was developed that the women have swin dled no less than five railroad and street railway corporations on fraudulent claims for personal injury. It has also been learned that all three have boon arrested for shoplifting at Marshall Field's, Man- del's and "The Fair." Jennie was caught in criminal transactions at the World's Fair a year ago last summer. The next engagement, and one of the most notable of tiie season at McVicker's Theater, is that of Tims. W. Kecno, in a repertoire of legitimate plays. Patrons frm outside towns can secure scats for any night following Feb. 25 by mail or telegraph. To the younger theatergoer the productions of Thomas W. Keeue's company are especially interesting, for the reason that certain scones iu the Shakspoarcan plays are amplified and given importance not usually seen in the latter-day presentations. The old thea tergoers who dale their best enjoyments f the legitimate drama from the days of the M Cullough-Barrett regime at the old California have always had a warm place in their hearts for the actor" who was largely instrumental in making the su perb productions of the old stock com panies successful, and Mr. Kecno has wn their most enthusiastic appreciation. Miss Lillian Lawrence, who will be re membered favorably as one of the mem bers of last summer's stock company, is Mr. Keonc's leading lady. SOUTHERN. Wolves, panthers and other wild ani mals are making the fanners trouble in many parts of Arkansas, being driven in from the wooils ami mountains by the extreme cold. During a warehouse fire at Rockville, Md., a chimney fell, burying three men. They were injured seriously if not fatal ly. They are: Frank Morgan, Charles 1 Ingle and Philip Johnson. Tiie freeze-u4 at Baltimore has caused an oyster faunae ami prices have gone up 20 to 30 cents a bushel iu two days. Efforts are being male to release the oyster vessels that are now wedged in the ice. The i5uprome Council of the Farmer. Alliance at Raleigh, N. C, declined to take action on tho plan projected by the National Federation of Farmers for merging all the farmers' organizations into one. Ruby Owens, 12 years old, stole $25 from the house of W. II. Roberts, a fann er near Frankfrt, Ivy. lie was arrest ed. Before Judge Doyal he admitted his guilt ami sahl that he had run away frm home when he was years jf age' and had been a tramp ever since. When scu te ncel tj the reform school he shook his fist, under the Judge's nose and remarked: "Wait till I get big and I'll knock your bald head off for this." WASHINGTON. The Democratic majority in the Senate has been eliminated by the entrance of Clarence D. Clark, of Wyoming. Iresident Cleveland has negotiated the private sale of $02, iOO,OiK ) in 4 per cent, thirty-year bonds on a basis of l per cent. The District of Columbia appropriation bill was passed by the Senate after amendments to coin the silver seigniorage and to issue bonds had been ruled out. By the narrow majority of twenty-seven the House f Representatives Thurs day defeated the administration financial measure, and the hopes of relief for the treasury from Congress tumbled to the ground. The result is chargeable as much as anything to the fact that Mr. Springer was unable to command his own party or conciliate his political opponents. Ninety-two Democrats, fifty-seven Re publicans and eleven Populists outvoted ninety Democrats, forty-four Republi cans, the tally sheets showing the bill to be beat -n by the comparatively close vote of 1(51 to 131. The action of the Repub lican members hinged largely on the re ception given to the Recti substitute, which was beaten by nearly a strict part y vote, receiving only seven votes from the Democratic sile of the chamber. A dispatch from Honolulu, dated Feb. 2, and received via Victoria Sunday, says: It is learned from semi-official reports that Acting Rear Admiral Beardslee's instructions authorize him to take posses sion of I Varl Harbor for a naval sta tion and to declare an American protec torate over the Hawaiian Islands as soon as the political conspiracy has been dis posed of by the military commission. Color is given to the rumor by government cor respondence received from Washington by the last mail and the fact of a detail of officers having been sent down to Pearl Harbor under the admiral's instructions to prepare to carry out his orders. There is a lull in affairs here, and quiet will probably reign until the military court now sitting shall have finished its work. Great interest is attached to the forth coining trial of the ex-queen. The Gov ernment claims? to have more than sufli cient evidence to convict her f treason. There are six specifications in the charge. The military commission has brought in findings in twenty-four cases. FOREIGN. Frel Hoey, the American pigeon shot, defeated fifty-four competitors in the sup plementary handicap match at Monte Carlo. A cable dispatch from Wei-Ilal-Wei dated Feb. 5 says that the Chinese fleet has practically ceased to exist. The iron clad Chen Yuen and her sister ship, the Ting Yuen, have been sunk, ami the other vessels of the Chinese fleet are within the grasp of the Japanese. The steamer Australia has arrived, bringing confirmation of the report of the capture aud trial of Nowlein and Wilcox, leaders In the late Ilawr.iian revolt, and of the arrest of Queen Liliuokalani and her detention in the palace. The steam er brings further news to the effect that the trials of the rebel leaders was pro. grossing when tho vessel left Honolulu, and that Queen Lil had renounced all her rights as sovereign. Lowestoft advh-os ay that the body of a woman has liecn washed ashore near Southwold; it has not been identified, but is presumed to be the remains of one of the passengers of the Eibe. Another body has been brought in by a fishing smack. From papers found on the body it is believed to be that f Fritz Hart mann. musical director of the Elbe, or II. I'. Shunder, the chief steward of the steamer. For the past week strong east erly winds have prevailed, and since Fri day last there has been a succession of gales which have raised heavy seas, com pelling the coasting steamers to sock shel ter in various torts. Eastward-bound steamships from America have been meeting with head winds and heavy gales from the east. The British steamship Ccphalonia. Captain Seccomba, of the Cunard Line, which left Boston for Quoenstown, is overdue. Much anxiety is expressed for other vessels overdue. IN GENERAL Rudolph Spreckels denies the report that he was mixed up in the Hawaiian rebellion. No progress has been made in the for mation of a Whiteway Ministry in St. Johns, N. F. The party is divided into a scries of factions, each of which i fight ing for spoils. The Rev. Father Sylvester Jaert, of Washington, has received a letter from the Pope, in which is expressed the Holy Father's disapproval of the use of bicy cles by Roman Catholic priests. Tho Dominion Government has sent two gold commissioners to Forty Mile Cre'ok, in Alaska, claiming that the gold fields along the Yukon, heretofore consid ered in the United States, are in British Columbia. The Teutonic was sighted off Sandy Ilook by a tug that went out late Fri day night to h;k for it. The Teutonic Signale! it had not seen the La Gnseogn'. The Teutonic was covered with ice, but is uninjure! ami all n hoard are well. It was delayed by head winds and heavy weather. The announcement of the American loan confirms the statement that gold would leave London for New York. The Bank of England will probably lose alout 2.H,e00, and the remainder will come frm the open market and other sources. The rise In Paris ami Berlin exchang; indicates that those countries are buying remittances on London with a view to participating in the loan. The stock mar kets were depressed by the loan announc-e-ment, partly because of the probable loss of gtdd and dearer money. Tho Cincinnati Price Current summar izes the crop conditions for the past week as follows: "A portion of the wheat crop area has recently been subjected to freez ing and thawing, and some injury ha been done, but the crop is mostly prelect ed and uninjured. Interior wheat offer ings are exceptionally small anil s lies are being made only at a prenuuji over parity with market centers. Millers' sup plies are low and replenishment is diffi cult. Corn is in fair supply in many dis tricts, but not marketed freely. Tho week's packing of hogs amotiuteil to ol5.- 000, against -dö.OOO for the correspond ing week a year ago." The State Treasurer of South Dakota will at once begin paying cash for all out standing warrants ami henceforth there will be no trouble iu maintaining cash payments. A telegram from a firm of Chicago bankers states they would like a large block of the warrants and would deposit the money t the Treasurer's or der. The bid was a most favorable one ami was accepted promptly. This, with others just made, gives the State plenty of money to meet all outstanding and prospective obligations. There will be n trouble in maintaining cash payments until August, when a deficiency tax fully equal to the Taylor default will be made. R. G. Dun & Co.'s Weekly Review of Tnnlt? says: Fr a whole week the con-, lident expectation of the sale of bonds has kept back extorts of gold. Withdrawals from the treasury amounted to about $2, 0i0.0iO. but were mainly fir domestic purposes. In the two months emling F-b. 1. the treasury actually lost $t;7MXUK)0 in gold, of which $-O.-loo.00 went inti circulati..n and $20.800,000, besi.les the produ t f the mines, went abroad. To arrest this outgo in either direction is a problem which the new issue of bonds may possibly solve. It is hoped that the negotiations with foreign bankers may se cwii some improvement, though it is clear that sales of securities here will have the same effect as if the bonds were placed in this etui n try and they may not be stopped by the new transactions. The (omlitiou of industiies if not definitely better, at least presents some points of encouragement. MARKET REPORTS. Chicago Cattle, common to primt-, $3.7;Wi0.nO: hogs, shipping grades, $3.00 Gll.lo; sheep, fair to choice, $2.00il.7"r wheat, No. 2 red, 50 51c; corn, No. 2. 12fif43c: oats, No. 2, 27(2Sc; rye, No. 2, 51(3 S2c; butler, choice creamery, ZVii' 2iiVje; eggs, fresh, l0(a'Mc; potatoes, car lots, per bushel, G5(ji'S0e. Indianapolis Cattle, slurping, $3(3! 5.50; hogs, choice light, $31. 5e; sheep, common to prime, $24; wheat, No. 2 red, 5lC52c; corn, No. 1 white, 40& 40.c; oats, No. 2 white. 32r32e. St. Louis-Cattle, $35.75; hogs, $3j 4.75; wheat, No. 2 reel, 51 ft 52c; e'orn, No. 2, 4bVf 42c; oats, No. 2, 3131; rye, No. 2, 54W5te. Cincinnati Cattle. $3.50g5.50; hogs. $3.5(Vfi L50; sheep, $2'j4.50; wheat. No. 2, 54,i55c; corn. No. 2 mixed, 44'if 15c; oats, No. 2 inixed, 31'i32'Ae; rye, No. 2, 55(57e Detroit-Cattle, $2.50f5.50; hogs, $4rg 4.50; sheep, $2(73.50; wheat. No. 1 white, 55'V551,ac; com, No. 2 yellow, 4142'; oat. No. 2 white, 33i-d31c; rye, No. 2. Toledo-Wheat, No. 2 red, 53(T4c; corn, No. 2 mixed, 41i42c; oats, No. 2 white, 33(?j34c; rye, No. 2, 53Q54c. Buffalo Cattle, $2.50(15.50; hogs. $3 4.50: sheep, $2(n.50: wheat, No. 2 red, 57(5Se; corn, No. 2 yellow, 47(ii471.'e; oats, No. 2 white. 35Vi3GUe. Milwaukee Wheat, No. 2 spring. 52J 53c; e-orn. No. 2, 13(i,44e; oats. No. 2 white. 32832!&c: barley, No. 2, G4(.Gc; rye. No. 1, 52U51c; pork, mess, $tX75(ü 10.25. New York Cattle, $35.75; hogs, $3.50 5; sheep, $2i5; wheat, No. 2 red, 59 (&G0e; corn. No. 2, 4S4Uc; oats, white Western, 3741c; butter, creamery, ICkQ 25c; eggs, Western, 33ii34c. SPAIN IS GRACIOUS. THE TARIFF RETALIATION INCI DENT IS CLOSED. Immense Lot to Florida lloi-ticultiir-ists-(iotliai:t lias Litlle Rccf-Crazy 3Iun from II :s::frary - Many Pension Claims -Without a Home. Wants Our Trade. Secretary Givshaiu received fn.ni Con sul General Williams at Havana Mon day morning a cablegram siatiug that the Spanish of.icials had ! iv.-d iiisti -actions to place the products -f tli- Tiiit d States in the second or minimum ih!uiu:i. Thus the old relations are restored. The merchants of the Fi.ited States . an now ship goods to Cr.ba and Fm-rt. Rico t-n the same terms existing prior ; the enact ment of the present tariff law. The threat to retaliate is off and the incident is closed. Terrible Ruin in Florida. The freezing weather cntinu's at .Ta k sonville, Fla. The mercury wa li) at sunrise Monday morning and 2" at 11 o'clock. Th prctM' tion of the Weather Bureau was that freezing wt u t Ii r wo;;M continue until Sunday night. The bet informcd orange grower in rioi'.ia, .;!S. A. Harris, of Citra. says that '.'." per cent. of the crop is kill 1 outright, and that nxt year's crop will nt reach 1mo-! boxes, against 5. :.( x ) bxes this year. The early vegetable crop, the entire straw berry crop and four-tilths of the pine apple p'ants are d stroy l. Tin- aggre gate lots is conservatively estimat 1 at $10.WO,OUO. Chicago's Tcmpnniry 1'ostofHc-e. While the ( bivernment of the I'r.iicd States is building a new pest oliice for Chicago, the city's mail will be handle! in a temporary structure on the lake front Official sanction of this was given at Monday's meeting of the i'ity Council, coming jui-kly after the reception of the news that the post ol:i-e bill bad been passed and was in the ban. Is of the Presi dent. The Columbian Imposition Sal vage Company lias offered the use of the Government Building at Ja ksou Park. ess Craft (iocs to Pieces. The fishing schooner Clara F. Friend, one of the stauchest of the Gloucester fishing fleet, was driven ashore near Liv erpool, N. R., in a howling gale early Sun day moraia aud stove to pieces on tiie pocks of Eastern Point. All of her crew of fifteen men were drowned. The wrevk was within hailing distance of the shore, yet the ltKJ men who gathered were pow erless to render assistance, for it would have been foolhardy to have launched a lifeboat in such a surf. NEWS NUGGETS. While a train was stalled at Mount Pleasant, Del., a Hungarian passenger became violently insane, tok $225 from bis pocket, tre the money up and threw the pieces inte the snow. The French liner La Gascgue. eight elays verdue. came into New York harbor Mnday night under her own steam, hav ing been delayed twice by the breaking of her piston rod. Greatest anxiety was felt for her. On an order of court at San Fran-iseo Mrs. Theresa Oelrichs, daughter of the late James !. Fair, was given possession of $1 .500.000 left by h-r mother. The affair is believed to indicate an agreement lotween the heirs. Jesus Yialpano, alias Juan Sandoval, Felicia no Chavez, alias Teodon Montoya. Fmilio Kncianis. alias Jose Analia. ami Zenovit Trujillo of Santa Fe, N. M., have been arrested en the charge of murdering and burning the Inxly of Thomas Mar tinez, a cattle-raiser, last month. Three persons were burned to death Friday at different points in the city of Richmond, Ya. The clothing of Forest MeKennoT, a lad, caught fire from the grate; Mrs. W. D. Brown, an aged lady, was burned in the same manner; and a child of J. C. Smith fell into a tub of boiling water. , Dealers in live stock and lressel beef express considerable concern about the meat supply. They do nt pretend to say that there is any immediate langer of a meat famine, but they are unanimous in saying that the market will be s-riously crippled unless the blockade on the rals ieaung to .ew l en; is raiseti in a lew days. In a report submitted to the House of Representative by the Claims Committee the statement is made that the total num ber of Congressional and other claims against the government, old ami new. which no department has authority to audit and settle, and which are now pend ing, is probably under fur thousand, ag gregating alnuit $10,000.000 in amount. The committee, iu considering a remedy for this comlition of affairs, suggests a method for the settlement of the claims which, "afttrr much study and discussion, is thought t 1h' alepiate and comprehen sive." This provides for the tipiointmcnt by the President of a non-partisan com mission of three good and experienctnl lawyers, clothed with full jurisdiction, to hear ami finally determine, on both the law and the fa is, all claims against the government now pending which under ex isting laws no department is authorized to audit and settle, with the right of ap peal in all cases where the amount in volved is over $5.000. The attorney an tral is to make the defense in each case. All elecisions are to be certified to Con gress for appropriation, and all claims of which the commission is given jurisdic tion are to be barred unless filed in two years. Minneapolis oliccmcit are dissatisfied on account of a ree-ent cut in their sal a ries. San Francisco's Civic Federation has issued a call for a mass meeting to con sider the bill now before the legislature providing fr a cmmissiou to examine into the alleged official corruption of San Francisco. Buffalo, N. Y., suffered from a milk famine', the result of the snow blackade. Prominent lottery manufacturers aud joblKTs have formed a combine to shut out European pottery products from the American marLct. The llev. John Ferney, leaving 123 de scendants, is dead at Abilene, Kan. Prof. J. W. Harris, of Xenia, Ohio, a guest of, Harris Hotel at Crab Orchard, Ky., discovered the building on fire, alarmed the inmate's in time for them to escape, and then dropped dead from heart disease. NATIONAL SOLONS. REVIEW OF THEIR WORK AT WASHINGTON. Detailed Proceedings of Senate and House Bills Passed or Introduced in ICitlier Ilrauch Ojuest ions of Mo ment to the Co'intry at Larc. The Lc;;:lati ve Grind. The Chie.'.g post office bill passtd the Senate Wcln'sday without 'bjecti". owing to very clever work by Illinois members. The D i::crati: majority in tho Senat lias been eliminated by the entrance of Clarem-e D. Clark, of Wy oming. The attention of the House was occupied with the bill t authorize an is su' of $500,000,000 gold bonds. No vote was taken. The administration currency bill was defeated Thursday in the House', the vote lxMng 134 to 1G1. Heed's and Cox's substitutes were beaten by larger ma jorities. The joint resolution for a sur vey for a ship canal to connect the bead waters of the Wabash with Lake Michi gan will bo favorably reported to the House. Senators debated tin item iu the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill providing for the laying of a cable to Hawaii. A report giving the cerrcspond eiice with F.urop-an countries regaining th tariff law was sent U the Senate by the Pn-sideilt. By a vote of 3 to 25 the Senate Satur day lecided to lay a cable to Hawaii ami apiropnatel $5oo.i" k ;0 to begin the work. The Senate passed the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill, and listened to eulogies oil the late Senator Stock bridge. The House Ways and Means Committee debated the President's bond message. Much oppusitin to the stipu lation for payment in gold was maidfest el. In coi.imitte' of the whole the House voted to place imlividu-il clerks of mem bers on the annual salary roll. Itesolutions defining the policy of the (Government in reganl to gold and silver and one arraigning th management of the Pa-iiic roads and directing t!:i Attor ney General to begin foreclosure proceed ings were presented in the Senate Mon lay. Corres MUideneo anl reports regarl ing the Behring Sea fisheries wer sent t. the Senate by President Cleveland. The Senate Committee on the JuIi'-iary will report adversely the nomination of W. M. Cainpltcll, to be marshal of Minne sota. The House agreed to the Senate amendments to the Chicago post office bill, and it went to the President. The Utilise e-ompletetl oonsMoration of the leg islative appropriation bill with the excep tion of the paragraph relating to pension office's. A bill to incorporate a company which proposes t lay a cable t Hawaii, Australia and Japan was presented in the I louse. The legislative appropriation bill was passed by the House Tuesday after th item placing eh-rs on the annual pay roll had been stricken out. The House A ays and Means Committee discussed the gold Im.ii'1 plan anl m.-nle le id.l pro gr ss toward an agn-enient. The House Committer on Pacific Koads d"ei l, -.1 to again report the Keilly bill, together with the proposition of the companies to pay the principal of the lebt. Messrs. Mor gan and Pugh proteste! in th Senate against the vieech of Mr. Allen on ih aUegel election framls in Alabama. A bill providing fr the unlimited ein age of silver was favorably nported lo the Senate from the Finam-e Committee. The KaIe, Nevertheless. Some one tells the little anecdote re garding the almighty silver dollar: When our first silver dollars were to be corneal, it was proposed to place an eagle on the reverse side of the eoin. The adoption of tho caplo as a nation al emblem was strenuously opios'l by Congressman Lyon on the ground th.it the kirxg of birds ought not to be mado the emblem of a nation that bad re pudiated kings. Judge Thatcher, Con gressman from Massachusetts, then proposed the gose as being a very humble ropubliVan bird, ami suggest ed further that it would be advau tageetnts inasmuch as the goslings might conveniently be placed on the dimes and other small e-oins. The mer riment that ftdlowetl at the expense of Mr. Lyon was greater than bis chol eric tempt i could bear, ami be at on-i sent bis page t Judge Thatcher with a challenge to ehiol. The Judge de clined. "What!' shouted Mr. Lyon, "will you be branded as a it ward V "Yes," replictl the Judge, "I always was a coward, and you knew it er yo'i would never have sent me the elnil lenge." Worthy of a Position. In the otlice of the Chicago police commissioners a lew days ag a num ber of gentlemen were discussing the answers of policemen found in some ef the papers sevuvel tinder the new civil service rules. The discussion brought to the mind of one of the commission ers a story he had heard in connection with one of the civil service exainina tlens for psitious as letter carriers In Chicago. One ef the applicants wa-.? a ne'gro, who, on account of an Injured hand, was being give'ii an oral examination, lie slumbleel along in a way. finding some kinel of answer k all the ijues tlens until he was suddenly asked: "What is the capital of Texas?" The darky was in a quandary, lie didn't know. But be lil want the m sit ion. He studietl for an answer for fully a minute'. Then his face bright ened. "G'long." he exclaimed. "You'se feHlin' nie. I de;an wan' to deliver let ters In Texas. I wants to deliver let ters in Chicago." This and Thai. Fvcry workman In Japan wears on hh cap and on his back an Inscription pivlng his business and bis employer's n:me During the time of Christ two spar rows were sol el for a farthing, or, ac cording to another evangelist, live were sold for 2 farthings. Augustus paid for grouse COc; dove,' 24c; for a partridge, 4Sc; for a duck,' COc; for a fat gxse $3; for a Lare, f 2 20; for a pheasant, $1.00.