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A. R. ZIMMERMAN, PuMisher. FLYMO JTH. INI AMA. MKS. WILLIE K. FREE. SENSATION IN THE CASE CARE FULLY CONCEALED. Important Supreme Court Decision Affect in Patents Income Tux Will L''.' Larger than Lxpected, anJ Will Come Daiij-Seamcn Kcscued. Mr. Vanderbilt Granted a Divorce. A dciTcc of absolute divorce was grant tl Tuesday by Justice Harrett of the New York Supreme Court to Alva K. Yander l.ilt from William K. Vanderbilt. The testimony ami tin- report of lieferet Kelly UK- scaled. The mtiiie of the- co-respondent is unknown. Hy the terms of the decree the t ustody if the three children. Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt. William K. Vanderbilt. Jr.. and Harold S. Vaiider bilt. is given to Mrs. Vanderbilt. A lib eral allow am o is granted Mrs. Vanderbilt. The complaint in the action was served upon Mr. Vanderbilt .Ian. .' last, ami thortly afterward an answer was tiled in LcLalf of Mr. Vanderbilt. lie raised the issue as to the allegations of the divorce by denying in his answer the charges made in the complaint, and upon that issue the ease was sent to Mr. Kelly as referee. The referee's report finds that the allegations of Mrs. Vanderbilt set forth in the complaint are true, and that Mr. Vanderbilt has been guilty of the acts chared against him. Neither the com plaint, nor the answer, r.or the report of the referee, nor the lestiniony is open for inspection. The only paper that can le s en is the derive of the court. This, in addition to setting forth the facts a: tht.vc statt d. finds that Mr. Vanderbilt is n man of considerable means and well Jible to provide for Iiis wife and children, and that the wife is entitled to a suitable provision for the support of herself and the maintenance and education of the children. The woman in the case was the notorious Nellie Neutivtter, a wcll ki.own woman of Paris, of Dutch birth. Patents Do Not Hold. The case of the Hae Uefrigerator Com pany against Fran. -is- Sulzberger Sc Co... upon which the question of American pat ents expire when foreign patents have 1 ecu previously issued, was decided ct Washington in an exhaustive opinion by Justice Harlan of the I". S. Supreme Court. It is estimated that not less than $Ci,(MUh of capital hinges on the decis ion, which determines the status of many valuable patents. The court held that the invention for which Hate received a pat ent was previously patented in a foreign country and that the Cnited States pat ent expired with the foreign patent. The decision is against the electric and other patents involved in the decision of this mit. There was no dissension. The case involves the construction of section 4S7 of the Kevised Statutes, which provides, that "every patent granted for an inven tion which has been previously patented in n foreign country shall be so limited as to expire at the same time as the foreign patent, or if there be more than one, at the same time with the one having the shortest term, and in no case shall it be in force more than seventeen years." Income Tax Figures. According to a Washington dispatch, the number of persons and corporations liable to taxation under the provisions of the income tax law was originally esti mated at N3.0OO. It is now believed that returns will show that over 23tU K.N I indi viduals, estates and corjMration are in receipt of annual net incomes in excess of $4.MM. Hlanks to the number of ::m,inm) were sent out to revenue collectors, but that supply proving entirely inadequate, nnother ütHi.OtH) lot was printed, and now tLcsc are more than half gone. I'poii in formation offered by revenue collectors the Commissioner of Internal Ucvonuu bases nti opinion that very little trouble is going to be experienced in collecting the tax. Ten Thousand on Strike. Ten thousand railroad miners in the Pittsburg district struck for an advance of 14 cents per ton. or GO cents, the Co lumbus agreement. A secret circular was vent out ordering the strike. BREVITIES. The Fifty-lirst Congress made total ap propriations of $!HI,L"J.VJSy. The Senate Committee on Pensions pre vented Senator Palmer with a' parchment testimonial of esteem. Fall Hiver mills for the last piarter of 1KH paid 820O.423 dividends on a capital stock of 521,Ols.Oilo, an average of I..T4 ler cent. Two marked men were foiled in an at tempt at train robbery near Antelope Station, Cal.. by the assistance of the en gineer and tireman. The students of the State Normal School it Vpsilanti, Mich., are in rebellion against the principal, Prof. Hoone, for al leged unfair treatment of two of their number. The Hosten Central Lalior Union con demns efforts to have the mails carried on street cars, claiming that the companies would use the service as a cloak to rua cars in the event of a strike. Two children of Wyntt. May berry, col rred, were burned to death at Henham. Texas, while their father was away to church. A third child escaped by climb ing out of a window. The steamer Fiance, which arrived at New York from Colon, brought Captain Schade and the crew of thirteen men from the Herman bark M ecu tor, which went ashore ami was a total loss on Point Sau Francisco, on tht Costa Kicau coast, on the morning of Feb. Methodist ministers of San Francisco refuse t indorse Miss Ida Wells' crusade Against the lynching of negroes because fche is not a Methodist. Albert Martinetti, of the famous Marti net ti family of pautomimists, is in a New York hospital ill with nervous prostra tion, brought on by lack of food and worrq. Vienna has a mihi form of influenza. Hospitals are crowded and nearly every Louse has a victim. John S' hronbrick and wife, of Ai, Ohio, wie tortured by masked robbe is until they revealed the whereabouts of $0,20O. EASTERN. Superintendent Hyrnes is to continue nt the head of the New York police depart ment. His powers will Le almost unlim ited. Shakers deny the report that they are about to abandon the famous settlement at Lebanon. N. Y., and remove to Flor ida. Pink-eye. which manifests Itself in the eyes and the effects of which are felt i:i debility of the whole body, has again made its appearance in New York. Matthew Uoland. of Mont Clair, N. J., has received word from Australia that he is one of the heirs to a fortune of !2.t0. tMj left by an old uncle who died recently. The New York tJrant Monument Asso ciation has re-elected Horace Porter pres ident. The fund now on hand is 300. 42, which is said to be suliicicnt to tinis'.i the monument. A bill has been introduced in Congies to appropriate MO.imki for the erection of a monument in memory of the late Com mander Timothy 1 recti P.cnham at Rich mond. Staten Island, N. Y. The estate of Sarah Towmcy, or Shea. In New York, valued at S1.".nhi. awaits the claim of the dead woman's son. who went to California fifteen years ago. The will provides that the entire sum shall be spent in searching for him if neeossar. and that if he be dead the fortune shall be expended in building him a monument. Two buildings, one in tourse of con struction and one in course of demolition, collapsed in New York Friday, killing five men and fatally injuring or maiming nineteen others. The first accident oc curred about !:!'.( o'clock in the morning. At the corner of 4'd street and loth ave nue a house was being torn down by about forty laborers and fell with a crash, carrying several workmen to the base ment, three Moor below. They wen completely covered by tons of brick, dry mortar and iron beams. In t his four were killed and seven hurt. The second acci dent occurred about o'clock in the afternoon. The central wall to the four double tenement houses being erected at 131 to 137 Orchard sheet crumbled and fell. With the wall went portions of four floors, leaving a great rent fifty feet long and thirty feet wide in the center of the buildings. It was like a pit, at the bottom of which was a mass of tangled iron and broken wood that covered many men. From that heap in an hour had been taken out one man dead and twelve injured. In both cases the contractors were arrested. WESTERN. Mrs. Isaac Reynolds, a society leader, dropped dead at Cleveland. Jane Coombs, the well-known actress, is dangerously ill at Paulding, Ohio. The Chicago Pipe Works, at New Phila delphia, Ohio, were burned. Loss, 100, 000; insurance, .SIS.OttO. Charles Morgan, the Acqnia Creek train robber, was convicted and sentenced to eighteen years' imprisonment. Masked men robbed the Air Line depot at Mount Carmel, 111., after locking the operator and three other men in a re frigerator ear. The building and site of the Exposi tion building in MiuneaiMlis have been offered to the Legislature as a location for the new capitol. Thirteen students of Kansas Univer sity have been suspended for disturbing the annual senior party. They threaten to bring legal action. Robert Haight & ('o., the oldest com mission firm in San Francisco, have fail ed, with estimated liabilities of between $t K U N Nj and i70,Mjl, and assets of .30f UUU. The faculty of the University of Illinois has punished with suspension of the re mainder of the year the nine students in volved in the kidnaping pranks a few days ago. (General Mason Hrayman, aged SI years. ex-Covernor of Idaho and the old est Mason in the United States, died at the home of his son-in-law in Kansas City, Mo. The Federal Relations Committee of the California Senate has decided to re port favorably a joint resolution inviting the national conventions to meet at Sac ramento in lSOO. Andrew Kunzn. who was injured in the row at the Polish wedding at Flmdalo, .Minn., on Tuesday morning, is death Five men arrested on the charge of assault will be held for murder. Mrs. Annie Moody, of Chicago, has be gun suit against ex-Congressman Ralph Plumb to recover forty acres of land in the heart of Streator, 111., valued at be tween $2,00,0oo and 2?:i.ooo,0OÜ. At the annual Iowa oratorical contest at Mount Pleasant, Miss Ethel Rrown, of Oskaloosa College, secured tirst place; ). M. Cloud, of Lennox College, second, nnd (leorge C. Clammer, of Simpson Col lege, third. The Nebraska Legislature has decided to revive the beet sugar bounty by paying the producer 3 per ton for all bcts pro duced. The last Legislature suspended this law. The House had a great light over the affair. Deputy marshals and alleged train rob bers had a hot tight at Rrush Hill, Ind. T., in which James Nakedhead, a Cherokee ollicer, was killed. One of the robbers was captured and the other escaped, al though wounded. Property valued nt upward of $20t t,t00 was destroyed by Saturday's lire at Sa lina. Kan. A million dollars' damage was caused by the lire which originated in Simpson's dry goods store in Toronto. Fire partly destroyed the Hotel Boycr at Pittsburg. Twenty of the employes had a narrow escape from cremation. Nearly two score men were killed Wed nesday morning by the explosion of gas in the White Ash mine of the Santa Fe Railroad Company, three miles from Cer rillos, N. M. Nearly .".OO men are em ployed in the mine, but fortunately, only seventy or eighty wen at work when the explosion occurred. Only ett veil of these escaped alive, ami some of them may yet die. Twenty-eight dead had Iteen taken from the mine Wednesday night, and it is doubtful if the thirty-five or forty re maining can be rescued alive, as they an? eiitonbcd deep down in the shaft. The ministers of Port Huron, Mich., succeeded in hiding the startling show bil of (i "IHack Crook" company which op-.ned there the other evening, but nt thr same time gave the show a big ad vertisement. When the bills were last ed! .Monday the ministers appealed to the chief of police to have them removed, but he was powerless. Then they visited Man ager I T. Heimelt of the theater, and he consented to have nil the tight-clad lig- ures adorned. The garments wire made of tissue paper of ail sizes and colors, j They were deftly piui.cd on every show bill in the city. Instead of the gay dansucse with pink lights one .-aw the demure girl, of go;;d church society, with aeck yokes, puffed sh- vos, and ilowiu:: skirts. The window h:ui;r r were ad u n j ed in the sane maimer. Long te;s gown-i r j Mother Hc.hhards and 1 o-e a ra ;;! ; concealed the pictures of the pink lmi! - j tjuers. As a result of the unique adver- j tis-einents the show had a packed house. At the bottom of the third column of the ! last p.igo of Sunday's Chicago Times w ere I the words "The end." They gave the lea- j son why the presses w t re silent in the j Times building Monday morning for tie- ! tirst time in over forty years, exeepting j when the ashes left by the great lire of , 171 covered tht in. A valedictory on the editorial page signed by Adolf Kraus ami : an editorial announcement in the Herald j added, signifieam-e to the two little words i which constituted the farewell message of the linn who gathered the news, set ; the type, cast the plates and handled the great presses in the making of the news- I paper. The end came when the la-t paper i had come from the pi ess and the throttle i on the engine had been closed. Long j before that, however, the reporters, writ- ; crs :-r.d managers upstairs had gone, l-av- j ing tht; presses to issue their own vale- dietory. The Times has been absorbed by the Herald, and only its name and his- tory are left to tell of the great paper j which Wilbur F. Storey made. Public indignation at Chicago found a voice in two nio.iter mass meetings Sun day afternoon, called by the Civic Fed eration. (ne meeting only had been call ed, but so widespread was the indignation that Ctntral Music Hail was large enough for less than half the citizens. The Sec ond Regiment armory was rented, and there the utterances of protest went up lji:itli- linn nt tti. iviri-nt uuot. ng. 1 lie cry that went up was one lor j reform and for independence in local poli- i tics. No other sentiment was thought of or given a hearing at either of the meet ing's. Every time any of the speakers made an appeal along these lines he was sure of hearty applause. The stronger his denunciation tin better he pleased his hearers. People seemed to lorget an ideas td Sunday behavior. They arose in their seats when they welt particularly well pleased, and yelled to the speaker: "Hit "em again." It was not a meeting fruit less in its action. While a set of resolu tions was adopted men were appointed to see that its provisions were carried out. Fire, attended by many of the scenes of the great conflagration of 1S71, caused the ttdal destruction Wednesday of the Charles Kai-stncr & Co. building, Ü43 Jefferson street, and a section of the Crane Manufacturing Company's big plant adjoining on the north; scorched many neighboring structures and placed the lives of scores of panic-stricken girls and children in jeopardy. Two hundred and seventy-live girls employed in the Lancaster Caramel Company, a block away from the lire, were, maddened by fright and rushed down a narrow stair way. In their flight several fell and were trampled on and severely injured by the others. The greediest, angriest and most whipping liames that have ba tiled the tire department for years consumed over a half million dollars worth of prop erty in the short time of sixty minutes, scorched a dozen or more firemen anU supplied a southwest gale with clouds of cinders and brands that were carried into the heart of the business district of the city for over a mile from the scene of the lire. Rut angry as the lire was. Chief Swenie and his assistants checked its progress when it appeared to be a cer tainty that a major ptrtiou of the West Side manufacturing district was in immi nent danger. At 4:t3 o'clock Friday afternoon the Panics murder case was given to the jury at Chicago, and exactly four hours later the twelve men re-entered the court room and announced the following ver dict: "Edmund Jordan was found guilty of the murder of Alf ret 1 I). Panics and his punishment fixed at imprisonment for life." Annie Mahoney was found guilty tif murder as an accessory after the fact, which inqtoscs uion the court the duty of declaring what her punishment shall be. In connection with such a verdict the law gives no right to a jury to atlix a penalty. Judge Freeman will declare what her punishment shall be. John Pisst ll Jersey, also indicted as an acces sory after the fact, was acquitted. .Jor dan killed Raines with an ax in the fur nace room of the Hiawatha Hats the even ing of Dee. 3. With the help of Jersey he stripped the body of clothes and t riet! to cut it in pieces with the ax, so as to burn it in the furnace. Failing in that, with the help of Annie Mahoney, they put the body in ihe box. procured a wagon and drove with the ghastly load to the place where the box and body were found. Inspector Hunt and the ollicers of the Hyde Park police station succeeded in jr tt ins confessions from the three. SOUTHERN. Ex-Priest Slattery and his wife again lectured at Savannah under police protec tion. No disturbance was attcmpttd. A Houston and Texas Central train was held up by train robbers live miles north of Dallas. Nothing of value was obtain ed. While guiding a party of sportsmen in Arkansas n short time ago Pud Cum mings found in a cartridge thrown aside by Ren Westhus, a St. Iouis carpet mer chant, a pair of valuable diamond ear rings. The boy now refuses to give them up wkhout a reward. Miss Laura Morgan, one of the prin cipals of the tiirls High School at Atlan ta, (Ja., who forfeited her position by marrying her sick lover in order to be able to nurse him. was reinstated by the Poanl of Education and given one month leave of absence on full pay for her hon eymoon. As a party, the worse for liquor, was returning from a dance at one of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railway Com pany' mines at Pratt City, Ala., going up the company's tracks a company train came along. All the revelers left the track except Lizzie Pin ford and Rena Jones, who remained in bravado to fright en their beaux. The train ground them to pieces. A relief train from the scene of the accident on th; Inter-Oceanie Railroad took to the City of Mexico the news that 10 1 dead bodies nnd eighty-live wounded persons were taken out of the ruins of the sxcursion train. The relief train nr ritvl Friday morning with sixty-live per so who had been injured in the crash, nr-i Dr. Alfred Pray, Dr. Francis (Jros soa ami two other surgeons who were sent out stKjii after the news of the dis aster was received. Many persona were loft thad near the sjiot where the train left the rails. Others were at the point t f death, and of those who were brought back ten or twelve cannot recover. S. O. Moran, a grandson of Foreign Minister Mariscul. died from his injuries. WASHINGTON. The sundry civil bill, including the item of ?".' m m m m i for paying sugar bourties, passed the S nate. The President has accepted the rrig natioii of Postmaster Oeiieral Pi-r-ell. Representative William L. Wilson, of West Virginia, will be his successor. Postmasier Ueneral Pissell retires from office on the best terms with the Presi dent and with the confidence and esteem td" all the cabinet. Mr. Piss'H is unwill ing to sa. ririce more time and money for the honor of holding a seat iu the cab inet. He is not by any means a wealthy man. and hi- expenditures in Washington have amounted io ai hast three times his salary as a cabinet ollicer. more than swallowing up his salary and his private income together. It may be stated without hedge or equiv ocation that the administration" is serious ly contemplating a resort to retaliation as the best, quickest ami only sure way of bringing tiermany and France to terms, and forcing them to rescind the offensive discriminations against American cattle and American meat products. The Presi dent and Secretary of Slate are collect ing a mass of statistical information bear ing on our commerce with these nations, with the specific end in view of rinding the weakest point at which to begin an attack. It is unfortunate for the pur poses of the campaign of retaliation that the Fnitcd States sells both France and (lermany more property than it buys of them, but it is urged that neither of them purchases our grain ami our cotton and other necessaries of existence because it loves us. but because it needs these things and cannot get tin ni elsewhere as cheap as in America. The logic of this argument is that an interruption of trade relations with France and (lermany will in reality be less hazardous to our interests than would appear on the surface. Our (Jov erniuent is receiving help In this matti-r from an unexpected quarter from the great ocean transportation lines owned in (iermany ami Frame. Feeling that their immense interests are becoming en dangered, they are beginning to move en ergetically to repress the growing ten dency abroad to jump on American pro ducts, then by inviting retaliation. IN GENERAL It is denied that Mrs. Cleveland has joined the V. C. T. F. The French embargo applies only to live cattle and will not prevent the impor tation of American dressed beef. Leading commercial men of St. Johns. N. F., ha-.f protested against the appoint ment of Mr. Ryan, of Wisconsin, as Fnit ed Slates consul in place td' Mr. Malloy, who has been in that position for twenty live years. The preliminary trial of the Ilyams brothers for the murder of William C. Wells to ohlain insurance money has been begun at Toronto. Magistrate Denison refused to permit Francis Wellnian, the New York criminal lawyer, to appear for the defense. The National Council of Women has elected the following officers: President, Mary Lowe Dickinson, New York; vice president at large. Rev. Anna Shaw. Phil adelphia; corresponding secretary, Louise Parnum Robhius, Michigan; first record ing secretary. Emiline Rurlingame Che ney, Maine; second recording secretary, Mrs. Helen Finley Pristol, Quincy, 111.; treasurer. Hannah J. Pailey, Maine. The Cincinnati Price Current summar izes the crop situation for the past week as follows: "A trying period for the wheat crop is now inaugurated. Enlarg ing areas report more apprehension of in jury from freezing and thawing in Kan sas and Missouri ami somewhat in Illi nois and Indiana. The average condition has evidently been lowered. There is al most uniform reference to low wheat sup plies, and that they ate held for better prices. The week's packing of bog amounted to .".Tn.'MiO. against HOO.OUO for the corresponding week last year. The indicated total for four mouths is 7,1N).- tNH), against 4.?sS3f(Kji) during a like pe riod in lS'.M." R. I. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade says: No gold gone out, though sterling exchange lias risen close to the exporting point, and it does not yet appear that the syndicate has made any effort to control the exchange market. London has sold about 4M(K shares of stock, and the market is distinctly lower for railroad shares, though a shade stronger for trusts. The stock market waits abjectly for Lon don, and foreigners show thus far more disposition to sell than to buy. Withdraw als of gold by redemption of legal tenders have not ceased, but since the closing of the syndicate contracts have averaged about SR!UHM a day. MARKET REPORTS. Chicago Cattle, common to prime, ?:i.73(M;.tK3; hogs, shipping grades, $.00 CliA.TtO; sheep, fair to choice. ?J.(MV5i'4.73: wheat. No. 1! ret I, 3j!j3."'c; corn. No. 2, 4ö((4Ie: oats. No. ". Iii .'Je. .rye. No. Ü. 3"4t3."c; butter, choice cream ".y, "tCi 'Jl!l.c; eggs, fresh. l't;rt'J7c; potatoes, car lots, per bushel. 7(.Ne. Indianapolis Cattle, shipping, Jf.'tXMN'of 3.30; hogs, choice light. Js'lJV); sheep, common to prime. $U.(H WV4.Hi; wheat, No. 2 red, 3-'t3."c; corn. No. 1 white, AVCi 41V; oats, No. '2 white, ÄW.'Mo. St. Louis Cattle. $:..".73; hogs, 4.30; wheat. No. red, TiTtfe; torn, No. 2, 4K;42c; oats, No. 2, LltfjUtV; corn. No. 2, 33ft 37c. Cincinnati Cattle. $:i.3O(Q.r.r0: 'hogs. $:ift4'30: sheep. $2.3m4.73; wheat, No. 2, 34fti.33c; corn. No. 2 mi-ted, 42ft4;c oats. No. 2 mixed, 3Kr:t'Ju; rye, No. 2, 37(f 3!)e. Detroit-Cattle. $2.3fVg3.30; hogs, ?4ftJ 4.30; sheep, $26(4.30; wheat. No. 1 while. 3(;tlft37'vc; corn, No. 2 yellow, 4.",ftY44c; oats. No. 2 white, iU&IMc; rye, No. 2, 33ftj37c. Toledo -Wheat, No. 2 red, 33ftT3de; t orn. No. 2 mixed, MiMKe; oats, No. 2 w bite, :kVr:k;u; rye. No. 2, 54ftir.ue. Ruffalo-Cattlc. $2.30(oM$.00; hogs, $.'.H 4.73; sheep, $.'W3.(0; whent. No. 2 red. 4.73; sheep, $.'( 4. 73; wheat. No. 2 red, fSC3Sic; corn, No. 2 yellow, 4G$f47e; oats. No. 2 white. oVjoMle. Milwaukee Wheat, No. 2 spring, 33ft '( 35c; corn, No. 3 21H.'c; oats. No. 2 white. ;Uft(.'t2e; barley, No. 2. 32ft i33e; rye. No. 1, 32ft3.'e; pork, mess, $l0.00fti: 10.30. New York-Cattle. $3W.00; hogs, $3 30 ft4.73; sheep, $,"fti3; wheat. No. 2 red. WO'lo; ,,orn. 4JK30e; oats, white Western SCrtMlc; butter, creamery, 21'a &Z2fii eggs, Western, JWftSOc CHICAGO IS EX K AGED. OBJECTIONABLE ORDINANCES SUSTAINED EY THE MAYOR. Sentences of Hawaiian Lxilcs Com muted from Death to I i;i prisomticnt Anna Gould Is a CiMiiitiss.-t'inu" Adjourns Sine Die, The (lanu Still on Top. Chicago's l i Sunday mas met tin;, was culled to protst against the td-n pas ordinance and the CoMuopciitan ! trie ordinance -two measure of which the public never heard until they were rushed through the Council recently, and which Were not then debuted by that body, but were pusstd by the votes of thirty eight members, evenly divided politically. The leaders of the Civic federal ion. buck ed by tens of thousands of citizens, "sniel! ed a job" in them. Monday night Mayor Hopkins approved the e;us ordinance r.nd made :i few trilling amendments to the j electric ordinance: the latter was instunt- ; ly passed as amended, by tin original thirty-t ight votes reinforced by live. The scenes in the Council chamber were as tounding. Opponents of the measure wen greeted with jeers ami epithets, und a eiowd of citizens shouted, swofc and hurled invectives at the Mayor as he read his message of approval. Tuesday morning every newspaper in the ity join ed in bitter denunciation of the Mayor. IfC-lclH Not to llan. The steamship Austria arrived at San Franci-o-o seven days from Honolulu, hmon.c her passengers are thirteen exiles from the Ilatiaus, Hawaii Island. They were put on board by officials of the re public at the last moineut before the sail ing of the steamer. Among the exiles who became known as supporters of th. revolutionary party arc Wundcnhcrg. Creighton. IVtcrson. Katie-mil. I'.rown and I "it.simiuoiis. The most important news brought by the steamer was the cision of President Dole and cabinet com muting to impi isonment death sentences imposed by court martial upon Wilcox. Seward. Kit-kard and (luli'-k. four leading rebel plotters. Sentences were commuted to thirty-Jive years' imprisonment and a fine of ,S1MHM each. This means thtn will be no executions as a result of the re cent revolution. The ex-ip.ieen is sentenced to live years' imprisonment. NEWS NUGGETS. I'our persons were wounded and Frau! Maniol killed in a saloon row at Kimball. W. Va. Hill Tom Hatfield, of ihe not. rious Ken tucky family, was killed near Welch. W. Ya.. in a drunken quarrel. Fifty Milwaukee paupers sni'k be cause they were ordered to unload coal cars at the county hospital. Hill Hoolan's gang of outlaws surn-n dcred to deputy marshal who had sur rounded them near Perry. O. T. Fx-County .fudge Filer has been in dicted at Omaha. Neb., on account f an alleged shortage in his accounts. The St. Joseph. Mo.. Milling Company was forced into the hands of a reccivt r. Assets. $.'i3.tNM; liabilities the same. The Norwalk. .. electric light plant was sohl at auction to H. P. Foote, ot Toledo, for $1 ::.( hi. It cost .ön.uiO. Joe Dean, negro murderer of A. H. Leigh, of Campbell. Ia.. was hanged twice, the rope breaking the first time. Hy the explosion of a tank of sulphuri acid in the National Tube Works at Me Keesport. Pa., two men were instantly killed and two injured. K. M. Phelps, defaulting treasurer of San Augustine County. Tex., has stir rendered to the sheriff a! Memphis. Then was a reward of 5s.hi for his arrest. Miss Lulu Harrington, a 17-year-old school girl of Lincoln. Neb., has sued Phd ip Manger, of Hooneville. Mo., for .S3.1MH. damages for alleged breach of promise. "Wnxclha um X: Son, wholesale dry goods merchants of Macon, 'Ja., whose estab lishment was recently horned out sit a los of i2 H ,o m i, went into the hands of a re ceiver. At Frankfort. Ky.. Ie.rge Mane va hanged and pronounced dead in thirteen minutes. Harry Hill, ihe murderer ot Matthew Akeson. a Cass County farmer, was hanged at Plattsinoiith. Neb. The police of Terre Hunte. In!., have arrested a W-year-o'd girl for repeatedly setting fire to the house ami barn on the farm where she lived with Mrs. Morgan. w ho had adopted the girl from an orphan asylum. Owen Maker has been appointed receiv er of the Pittsburg Coal Company at Hel Iaire. ( . The company was damaged by the Hood td 1SSI and never recovered.. They own 3,H.)0 acres of coal land, valued at , W. At a meeting of telegraph operators in New York a plan of Organisation for an American Telegraph Fnion was consid ered. It is hoped that this organization will eventually be nltiliatetl with the American Kailway Fnioii. The Fifty-third Congress came to a close Monday promptly on the stroke of 12. Contrary to ihe usual i n-limi, it was not necessary to turn back the hands of the clocks in the two houses in order to gain time for the transaction of final busi ness. Miss Anna Could and Count Paul Fr nest Honiface do Castellane were mar ried at high noon Monday at the residence of (Jeorge .T. Could, brother of the bride, corner of Fifth au nuc and Sixty-seventh street. New York. Archbishop Coirigan otliciated. The marriage was witnessed by less than one hundred intimate friends. A locomotive engineer who escajcd death in a" wreck near (iroenville, Ala., the other day. was killed near Montgom ery in an accident Friday. Cornelius S. Sweet land, assignee of Sheldon N: Hiney. bankers of Providence. K. I., announced the liabilities of the firm as $l,Ki.3:.fi and tke assets $T.'k'. 013. Four children, the eldest 11 years, were burned to death at (Heuville, Ala., while their parents were at a dance. Spokane capitalists are going into the manufacture of beet sugar with a IM Moii aiill ami $300.(KH incorporated capital. The school children of Vicksbur. Miss., have been ordered vnccinated on account if the smallpox at Hot Springs and Mon roe. Two brothers iinimtl Knott were whip cd severely by white caps iu Yadkin County. N. C, for alleged betrayal of moonshiners. NATIONAL SÜL0XS. REVIEW OF THEIR WORK AT WASHINGTON. Detailed Trccec-dinus of Senate and House-Dills I'ussetl or Introduced in Hither Drunch Qucwt ions tif Mo ment to the Country at Larc, The Lcu'edativc Grind. After sharp debate in the Senate Wed nesday, tie financial issue which had blocked the progress of the appropriation bills was swept away by the withdrawal of both Mr. (lorman's amendment a.;d Mr. Mills propositi, in to repeal the laws nuihorizing the issue of bonds. The day was wasted in the House, so far as tin purposes for which the day was set aside were concerned, namely, to consider bills reported from the Committee on Public' Huildings ,tnd C, rounds. The conference reports on the bill to prohibit the importa tion of poods in bond through the Fnited States into the Mexi an free zone, and oti the pension and post oU'e-o appropriation bills, wc.-e agreed to. Several pension and other bills of minor importance wire passd l y unanimous consent. The Senate Thursday pass.-d the sundry civil bill, including the items appropriat ing over SÖ. h .t mo for sugar bounties. The legislative, executive and judicial ap propriation biil was also passed. In a speech in the Senate Mr. Chandler de clared Senators Murphy. IJ.oa.-h and Mar tin had been elected by fraud. The IIo-.iv. decided to further insist on its divagree ment to the Senate amendment to the dip lomatic bill providing for a cable to Ha waii. Senator Hill, of New York, bitterly s-.r-t d Senator Chandler, of New I la tap: hire, Friday for his m. n ih-ss attack upon Sen ator Koach. Senator Morgan's strong opposition pi-cjcnted an appropriation to tlefray expenses of the H. ring S-a arbi trators. The Senate has confirmed Y. L, Wilson as postmaster general and Judge Showalter as an assistant judge in ihe Chicago district. Hills to protect or kill seals; to pay West Virginia its hare f refunded tax. and the Senate anti-lottery bill Were passed by the House. The naval appropriation bill wa pastel Saturday by the Senate after it had been amended to provide for the building of but two battleships. The approp-i.-itieii for "hicago's new post, ollice building wa cut down to .VMiMi.MMi , id,, conference commit !ic. The S'-nuti ie.-od.-d from the Hawaiian cable utacmiv.' nt to the diplo mat i" and oiiv-ilar appropriation bill. Holh Ih-ucs have adopted a resolution looking to the par'i ipatioTi of i '.n gross in ti e dedicatory eereiuoni) s ut Chi.-ka-maug.-t. An agn-ene-nt was reached by both houses on i tie sundry civil and Indian appropriation bills. A bill granting a pension to (Jeneral John C. McCIcri and was pa ssi d by the House through the ef forts of (.'nerul Sickles. A re.li.;;..n designating Speaker Crisp as one of the delegates tu a bi mctalm- conference wa unanimously adopted by the House. Holh houses of Congress adjmrncd at noon Monday. Little business was trans acted ii. the final hours. Fx Speaher Heed and f.Vu of his friends refused to vote for a resolution thanking Soakor Crisp for his fairness. Appropriation made by the Congress just adjourned ag gregate .y.i:Ni,22.V2s'.. about s:.7..M) less than those of the Ueed Congrtss. LEPROSY IN NEW YORK. A IMi.vsician LMiioates HX Ca si There and in Drooklv n. A physician iu a New York hospital estimated that there are nearly 1 case of genuine leprosy in New York and I'rooklyn at the present time. A noticea ble case is that of a young woman who was seen in Park Row the tit her day 1 1 lKiwing her way ihrough a dene throua of people. She was indeed a repulsive object. Her tars wt re almost as lar-e as one's hand, thick, pnrpio, and hanging down an inch; her lips were thick and seemingly hard: her hands were stiff, cov ered with scales, ihe lingers l.eing drawn and puffed up. and her imse was abnor mally developed, the nostrils prohably he ilig closed. As she pasil along at Ä rapid gait her big, white, scaly hand lay caressingly on the shoulder ol a lit y. :ir- old girl whom she was pushing along through the crowd. For thirty years certainly, and i;i tell ing how much longer, leprosy has been present in New York. Hy reference 1. the charts of physicians who make skin more than one person who lived there a'l localities which produce Icprow snl.jeci.s are designated by a red tracing. This red tracing envelops the metropolis, :in, the records of physicianv will shew tha more than one person who lived lo re all his life has been stricken with the dread disease. It is very difficult to vet ihe ac tual facts in such cases, becae.se the af llicied persons ;l rt. , n sensitive, and the physicians who attend them as much as possible protect tl.ein from eposire. AiiimiL' the b , cis iu New York is a f.ne lookiiig. still o;ing. fellow, of perhaps JS. He is educated, retilled. intelligent. bo-i vivant, ami worth a million dollars. Iiis so ial connections are the r best. His features are lit I le distorted. He lives in fashionable quarter in Fifth avenue, goes drivi ig. mingles with his fellow freely and is an enthusiastic yachtsman. He drives, walks, rides on the clcvuid railway, the horse cars and ferry I mat, and goes to ihe theater vv hen he house. Tclcruphic ISrrviticK. Statt Senator Pranks, of North Caro lina, tiled at Kaleigh. F.. Perry Wall, "the king of the dudes." is taking the Keeley eure for alcoholivm. Miss Sarah Larned. of Minneapolis, has been elected supervisor of the Hosten pub lie schools. Hisinar.-k's physicians r.rge him to re-ocieo-,ily a few deputations April 1 and to met t others laier. Ollicers of the hydrographic bureau say the Iliinois drainage anal will material ly lower the level of the great lakes. Fight cottages were destroy ed and twelve partly burned at Pinnau Jrove camp meeting grounds. New Jersey. lr. K. L. Payne, aged 3. of Lexington. Ky., was shot ami killed by young Haxtt-r Shemwt ll. a business man with a feud. Havid A. Hrovv n. aged 71. formally pn -blent tif the State Hoard of Agriculture and Kailroad Commissioner, died at his home near Springfield, III. It is predicted in Venezuela that there will be a revolution within thirty day because President CresjHi absented him self from n feast at Porto Cnbello.