A. R. ZIMMERMAN, PuMisher.
MKS. WILLIE K. FREE.
SENSATION IN THE CASE CARE
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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,
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,
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:
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.
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.
I'our persons were wounded and Frau!
Maniol killed in a saloon row at Kimball.
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
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
REVIEW OF THEIR WORK AT
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.
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
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.
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