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NAMED A DEMOCRAT.
President IlnrrUou Nominates Howell IC iTnckson, of Tennessee, to Iln thn Nuccoh. or of tho l.nto Juitlco Lnmur on tho 8u ipremo Uonch. WASHiNpTON, Fob.' .4. Ono of Uib first judicial appointments made by Mr. Cleveland was thnt of Howell Ed munds Jackson as judgo of tho Unltod States circuit court for tho Sixth judi cial district; ono of tho last judicial ap pointments inado by President Harri son was that of Howell Edmunds Jack son t? tho supromo court bench. Tho nomination crontcs surprise This nomination, sont to tho scnato Thursday, was ono of tho fow on rocord If not tho only ono hi which a president named a inun out Bido of his party for a ptaco uu tho United States supremo court bench. Mr. Harrison has chosen demo crats for tho circuit courts, and tho courts of appeal, but ithasbcon tho un written law that tho appointments to tho highest court in tho land should go to mombers of tho party to which tho president belonged. Much has boon HOWRI.I. E. JACKSON. brought to the attention' of Mr. Harri son, however, to recommend Judge Jackson. Only Wednesday Mr. Justico .Brown of the supreme court called at tho whito house and urged Judge Jack son's selection. Ilefore Justice Brown camo to tho .supreme court lie was on tho district bench in Detroit, and his district was a part of the circuit over which Judge Jackson had jurisdiction. Although opponents in politics the two judges were warm admirers of each other. Ex-Solicitor General Taft also had much to do with tho selection. When ho was recently appointed to the court of appeals his duties took him to Cincin nati, which ib a part of Judge Jackson's bailiwick. Another personal factor of htrength forjudge Jackson was tho friendship of thu marshal of his court, who happened to be a brother of Presi dent Harrison. Mr. Carter Hun isonhus been hero for tho last week as a guest of the president at tho white house. U is natural that the marshal of Judgo Jackson's court should have fully in formed his presidential brother of tho good features of the appointee. A question lias arisen as to the con firmation of Judge Jackson. The sen ate has a distinct republican majority which may not bo inclined to accept Mr. Harrison's nomination of a demo cratic supreme court justico. Indeed, this feeling is already belug expressed by senators, and dispatches are being aent to loading republican organs se verely reflecting on the lack of party judgment by tho president. It is stated that Mr. Jackson has made a fine circuit judge, and that no doubt is cntortaincd as to his making a good justice. The appointment was a great surprise to the Tennessee delega tion in the house. Tho two republican members felt soro over tho selection of a democrat and n state's right man, but when asked as to Mr. Jackson's porsonnl fitness conceded that his char acter and abilities were all that could be desired. The nomination came as a great sur prise on tho senato side and was re ceived while the, senate was in execu tive session. There will be no com ment made on tho floor, but tho re publieansgathered About and discussed it. With the exception of a few wlio think tho president should have ap pointed a republican tho nomination was well received. Nashvili.k, Tenn., Fob. 4. Judgo Howell E. Jackson is at homo and is holding court in .Nashville. Soon aftor the news of his nomination reached tho city ho was seen, and said ho would accept the appointment if confirmed. Ho further baid ho had no information from President Harrison thai ho would tender him tho nppointment Judge Jackson has been the recipient of con gratulations from citizens, irrespective of party, since the information reached the city. Hon ell Edmunds Jackson was bom In Paris, Tenn , April tf, ltui Ho received a classical ed ucation, graduating from tlio West Tcnucsseo college in tlio btinimer of 1818. Houftorward took a two years coutso In law at tlio famous law school of tho University of Virginia; ho thon road law under his kinsmen, Judgo A. V. C). Tuttcn utid Judgo Milton Drown. In lt5 ho entered tho Lebanon law Bchool, graduated tho following yoar (1858) and wus admitted to prnc tkn ut tho bar of Jackson In tlio same your. Threo years later ho romocd to Memphis mid eugaged there iu tho practice of his profi aslon. Ho nerved twleo as judge by appointment on tho supremo bench of tko Btato and vvas qulto prominent as a candidate beforo iho nominating convention for supremo Judge, Ho returned to Jackson in 1870, and wis elected to tho Tenneshco houso of representatives as a tato credit democrat In 188J. Tho samo year ho mis elected to tho Unltod States sonato to riuvecen James K. Ilalley (democrat), and tool: Ills scat Murch 4, 1W1. In IbM ho waj nomi nated by President Clovolaud and instantly i-ontlrmed ns United States Judgo for thn Sixth Judicial circuit In place of Judgo John ilaxtcr, deceased. Tho circuit comprises thu states of TemiCH.see, Ohio, Michigan and Koutucky. Mr. Jitoksou wnS Indoiscdfor tho position by tho entire TennosHto delegation with tho nxcoptiou of .Senator Harris, who was Mr. JacUson'u po litical opponent. ONE PASSENGER KILLED. t'nro l'ust leprous Trains Collide ut KusD I )llltltf,u. IImui. ... " :.. wnoKflocKKT, u. I., Fob. 4. The now Washington express, via thu Howling and the Now York & Now Eng land road, oastbouud, ran Into tlio roar of the Norwich boat express In front of the btation at East Douglass Muss., on tho Now England road, at (I o'clock tt. m. A woman pas senger pu tho boat truin was killed aud novorul others were Injured. A com bination car and a coach of tho boat trnlu and tlio engine and buggage ear. of tho Vii3lilngton ejeprew. wor t wt'ccicea by toieucopiuir. BLIZZARDS AND BLOCKADES. Iho Cold Snap Ono of tho Most Revert Known In tho Northwest Train 8crvIo Domornlliod A Uront Amount or Suf fering. St. Paul, Minn., Fob. 4. At S o'clock Friday tho signal-scrvico ther mometer in St. Paul registered 28 de grees bolow zero, and it wus growing colder at tho rato of over n degrco an hour. Thoro is not a ray of hope, cither, in tho dispatches from points west and northwest of here. At Moor hood, Minn., at tlio same hour it was 84 bolow; at Minncdosa, 38 bolow, and at Winnipeg, 43 below. Train service all over the northwest is badly demoralized. Tho wind has blowu from all points of tho compass and railway cuts have been filled full. Tho Pelican Knpids train was snowed In on tho prairie for thirty-six hours, and a number of passengers had to walk 10 miles to Pelican Rapids through tho drifts, with tho mercury 30 degrees below zoro. Groat Northern trains duo hone from tho west aro indefinitely Into and nil passongcr trains from tho icast nro from two to four hours late. Freight is only taken subject to delay. FAltoo, N. D., Feb. 4. A number of towns in North Dakota aro experienc ing a fuel famine ani cro telegraphing to other cities for aid. Tho recont blizzard stopped railway traffic to a considerable extent and ooal cannot bo shipped into these towns. Reynolds and Thompson tolegraph that they have no coal and that tho citizens are com pelled to burn railroad tics and lumber to keep warm. Tho mercury continues to hover in the vicinity of 40 below zero and thoro is at present no prospect of a let up. Caxtov, Kan., Feb. 4, Tlio blizzard claimed ono victim in this part of Kansas. About dusk on Tuesday little Eva, tlio 0-year-old daughter of 3. II. Robinson, a farmer living in this vicinity, started to go home from her grandmother's, tho distance being about miles across a perfectly open country. The child did not get homo that night, but nothing was thought of it, as it was supposed that sho had remained at her grandmother's. Thursday when the truth wns learned, a search party was organized and the dead body of the child was foil nil crouching in a fence corner, where she had vainly striven to find shelter. Arkansas Cm-, Kan., Feb. 4. Tho Buffering among tho 8,000 boomers camped out on the borders of tho Cherokee strip from the blizzard of Wednesday was bomething terrible, and hnd not tho temperature risen Thursday it would have been doubled. Cases too numerous to mention of frozen feet, hands, noses, and cars aro reported from the camps nearest here. In one big camp, 10 miles southeast of this city, the campers lost a number of horses from tho cold and exposure, as they wero absolutely without shelter. ONE HUNDRED KILLED. rive Hundred Wounded lu n ltlot at no Ktu A Newspaper Article Allecliig Widespread Ignnraiicr. Among the La boring Classes Leads to tho Illnoilslied. Panama, Feb. 4. Thcro has been a serious riot in liogota, which lasted two days. One hundred men were killed and S00 wounded. The riots are in no sense political. The trouble grew out of a publication in La Cristina of an article by J. Ignacio Gutierrez, a professor in a local Jesuit college, al leging widespread ingnorance among the laboring classes. Tho artisans rose en masse, aud a mob of about 400 gathered about the house of Gutierrez, stoned tho build ing and broke the windows and doors. Tho police remonstrated with the rioters, but they were driven away. They returned with reinforcements, and a collision occurred iu which shots were exchanged. The police were vic torious. Another fight occurred later in the day, but tho rioters were dispersed. Everything was quiet tho next morn itig, but at a o'clock in tho evening tho workingmon gathered by thousands in San Victorino square, Las Cruces ward, aud in the day public market. They overpowered tho police, and for awhile were in full possession of the city. Newspaper offices were sacked and a general as sault was commenced on tho police barracks. Tho government called out the military, aud after a sharp fight tho mob was dispersed. Tho capital is still in a stale of siege, although it is oilieially announced that quiet has been restored. A strict local press censor 6hip has been established. TO SUPPRESS HOOP.SKIRTS. Hill Introduced In tlio Minnesota Legis lature by Mr. Illecckcr. Sr. Paul, Minn., Fob. 4. Tho Min nesota houso of representatives was treated to a genuine sensation Friday in tlio shape of a bill prohibiting the manufacture or use of hoop-skirts within tlio borders of tho North Star state. It provides a penalty for its vio lation of a fine of S25 or thirty days' imprisonment in tlio county jail. 'Tlio resolution was referred to tlio commit tee on incorporations other than inuuioipal. Mr. Ulecokor, who intro duced the resolution, said after ad journment: "Tho bill wns Introduced In all seriousness Thu hoop-skirt is admitted to bo nuisance, and llko tiny other nuisance should bo abated If possible. Should tho hoop-skirt como Into gen eral use tho male population of ht. Paul, Min neapolis nud Duluth would bo forced to desort tho sidewalks and streot cars und tako to tho middle of tho road after the manner of tho pop ulists of Kansas." CAUGHT IN A PRAuTlE FIRE. Tho Terrlblo l'xperlenee or u Colorado ICunelimun. Akhon, Col., Fob. 3. On Tuesday prairie then raged from G to 0 miles north of Akron, destroying a largo portion of tho range. Mr. Holdon, a newcomer. fiO years old, was driving n team when tlio firo overtook liltn. Tho horses lay down in tho firo and wufro foarfully burned. Had Mr. Holdon re ma in ml in the wugon lie might have es caped unhurt, but his clothing was al most burned from his body nnd his eych and face aro so badly burned that fours nro entertnluud that hiu sight uiiiv bu lost. IN A DEADLY COIL. A.Toulntl!lo Colored Mini Kloctrocutcdby n llrokon I.lvo Wire. Louisville, Ky., Fob. 0. An olcctrlc light wlro on Friday electrocuted a man and almost guillotined him as, Well, tho curront burning deop into his neck and almostscvorlng tho head from tho body. Tho wire, which cnrrlcd a curront of 2,000 volts for tho street lights, broke and lay in a coil moro deadly than n borpont awaiting a victim. Tho place wns pitch dark and n cab horso which was driven against the broken wiro wasknocked down nnd tho vchiclo set on fire. A horso at tached to a brewer's wagon next stepped on tho wire and was in Btantly killed. Thon a policeman posted himself near by to warn pcoplo away. Soon after Leonard Figg (colored) came up on his way to work, lie approached in the opposite direc tion and, the ofllcor did not see him until ho heard u sharp groan, nnd turning saw tlio man in tho grasp of tho deadly wire, which writhed and coiled about him lileo some live mon ster. He had walked right into it. Several persons rushed to tho rescue, but on touching the man wero knocked senseless. Ho had fallen with tho wiro coiled about his neck, and a cloud of smoke rose as tho deadly metal burned into the ficbh. A set of electrician's tools were at last secured and the wlro cut. Tho man was stone dead and tho neck almost severed. Tho pipo ho was smoking was btill clenched in his teeth and ids hands were thrust in his pock ets, death having been nlmost instan taneous. "DEATH OF MRS. WHITNEY. Tho Wlfo of Mr. Cleveland's Secretary of the Nnvy Pusses Amy. New Yoiik, Feb. 0. Mrs. William C. Whitney died at !J o'clock Sunday morning. She failed slowly but stead ily from Saturday morning, despite all that could bo done for her, and all Itopo was practically abandoned. Her life was prolonged a few hours by the liberal use of oxygen, but at a o'clock she passed easily away, Mr. Whitney and a nurse only being present with her. Mrs. Whitney was the only daughter of Henry II. Payne, atone time senator from Ohio, and a sister of Oliver Payne of tho Standard Oil company. The death of Mrs. Whitney awakened widespread sympathy throughout the country and all day telegrams and messages of condolence were received by tho family. Mrs. Whitney fully deserved the name of a social leader. The social functions over which she had for sev eral seasons presided as hostess have been numerous and various. Upon these occasions her characteristics havo been unexcelled dignity and grace, charmiug self-possession and the rarer qualities of kindliness of spirit and genuine hospitality. VICTIMS OF FIRE AND COLD. Terrible Sufferings or Mlnuesota runner hikI JIU Wiro Hokah, Minn., Feb. 0. A terrible misfortune has befallen Charles Luetzan and wife, who lived on a farm 6 miles webt of here. During the cold weather of Wednesday night Mr. Luetzan awoke to find their homo in flames. With barely any cloth ing'thcy succeeded in getting outside, when Mr. Luetzan, thinking of some valuable papers that were in the house, ventured back. He was hardly inside when the kitchen of tho burning dwell ing fell tipon him. His wife there being no neighbors near with great difficulty succeeded in extricating him, but not until he was fatally and sho hcrbclf seriously burned. .Both were also terribly frost bitten, tho wife having her feet frozen so that they will have to be amputated. Her hus band lingered in terrible agony all day Thursday, expiring early Thursday evening. ALMOST A CENTENARIAN. Death of Mrs. .lerusha Illnck, Aged Nino-ty-N'lno Years, ut Oakland, III. Oakland, 111., Feb. 0. .Mrs. Jerusha Black died here Saturday at the ad vanced age of 09. Up to a few days ago she was well and hearty, and while attending to some duties about the yard received a fall on the icy sidewalk which caused her death. She was the oldest woman in tlio county and probably this part of tho state. Mrs. Black was the mother of twenty eight children, nineteen of whom are still living. She also had eighty-fonr grandchildren. Seven of her sons fought side by sido in tho late war and only ono of them was killed. Her hus? band, Col. Samuel Black, was a private in tho continental army, stationed nt Washington during the war of 1812. They moved to this county in 1S29 and wore among the first bottlers in this boction of the state. FOUR LIVES LOST. A Terrlblo Aecldont Occurs at Syracuse, N. V. Nix .'Men Itun Down by u Train Four or Tham Killed unit tho Others Are Itadly Hurt. Syracuse, N. Y., Fob. 0. A horrible casualty occurred hero about 7:40 a. in. Saturday. Noar tho state pump house, at tho foot of Emerson avenue, a Central Hudson passenger train, west-bound, run down six men. Tlireo were killed outright and tlireo injured. One died nt the hospital, another is dying, and tho third is seriously hurt. The killed are: John Ryan, Patrick Doyle, John Maroney, Michael J. Conucll. Thu in jured are Michael Maronoy and James Hutching, the latter fatally. ANNA DICKINSON SUES. Him Wants 8125,000 ror Heine; Impriaoued In tlio Danville Insane Asylum. ScitANTON, Pa., Feb. 0. Anna E. Dlcklnbou bus brought suits for S135, 000 damages ugulust tho persons whom sho charges with having caused her to bo placed in the Dan villa insane asylum in 1801. Tho defendants nro James Courtright, Ueorgo P. Thompson, Allen Kgglobton, John H. Hcilman, Henry llryden, Dr. George Underwood, of Plttstowu, and Dr. James Oglesby, of Dunvillo. Tho suits will come up for trial In Murcli. WHITE BLOOD SHED. fntllnns nnd Coubojs Quarrel on n Itnnoh Near Pino Kldg-a Agonoy Tho Latter Waylaid nud Pour or Thorn Muln In dian Pollco Pursuo tho Murderers nnd Kill Sovornl or Thorn No Pears of Pur. tlior Trouble Pine Ridoe Aoenov, S. D., via Rush ville, Fob. 0. Four whito men havo been killcdat Humphrey's ranch, about 20 mjlcs northwest of this point, by members of Two Sticks' band. Their nnmes aro Ed Cnlklns, Rodnoy Joyce, John Rcnnctt and R. D. Hathaway. As soon as tho nows of tho tragedy was brought to Pino Rldgo Capt. Hrown, tho agent, dispatched twelve mounted pollco under command of Po llco Sergeant Joe Hush to tho scone of tho shooting, with instructions to ar rest nnd bring in tho perpetrators of the bloody work. When the squad arrived at their des tination Two Sticks and his crowd opened firo on them nnd a skirmish took place, resulting In tho death of Two Sticks' party and tho wounding of Two Sticks and ono of his sons. Two Sticks himself was shot iu tlio log and in tho abdomen. Two Sticks' son was wounded slightly in the nnkle. Tho dead Indians wero left where they fell and the wounded ones wero brought to tho agency. Tho story which was given by tho courier was: Friday night troubie oc curred at a point between 8 nnd 10 miles below the confluence of tho White river aud Whito Clay crcelc, at a placo called Humphrey's beef ranch, recently established as a government supply station, and where from time to time cattle are distributed to tho Indians liv ing on tho agency. It happens that young bucks of the neighborhood often appear at the rarich and join the cowboys in making night merry over tho card-table, and with tho addi tional exhilaration of bad firewater, which is always sure to breed a spirit of discontent, the night never passes without tho revelers coming to blows. Threats arc made in heat of passion, but cool heads have so far avoided bloodshed. Friday evening tho same programme was car ried out, with perhaps tho addition al feature of more bad whisky than is customary, and one thing led to another. Charges of cheating wero made, threats of shooting wero exchanged, and the Indians naturally took sides against the cow-punchers. Tho party immediately broke up, nnd the Indians, filled with re vengeful feelings, crept out into the night and lay In wait for an opportunity which was not long in coming. One of the boys had occa sion to go out of doors, und hardly had the door closed behind his retreating form beforo the sharp crack of a rifle was heard and its victim fell, pierced to tlio heart. A general rush for the door followed and curses and oaths fell from bearded lips as revolvers were drawn and cocked. Three more re ports and two more of the guard fell without i groan and another lay mor tally wounded. The posso which was detailed to fol low the trail of tho murderers consisted of Joe liush in command, Scrgt. Sitting Hear, Policeman Red Owl and Sorgt. lilunt norn. Arriving at the scene of tho murder they commenced their weary search for the perpetrators of the deed. The bodies of the dead men lay as they had fallen, frozen stiff, ex cept the unfortunate victim who had Buffered in agony for an hour or two and had then breathed his last. First Sergt. Joe Hush, who was in command of the Indian police, tells the following story of how Two Sticks band was attacked: Tho men were camped down near No Water's camp, close to tho hill. Tlio pollco were out on tho Hut where the Omaha house is. When tho police first camo upon them they tired once at us and all of us then commenced to tiro upon them. We got an Indian going up the hill und no killed blm there. There was another man raised up close by tho house and we llnlshed him und knocked him don n. Scrgt. Sitting Dear killed one. Policeman Redout killed ono and Scrgt. Uluut Horn killed ono. I took 11 e of Youug-Man-Af raid's men, young fellows, and they helped us a great deal. No Water camo up to tho pollco and told us that no had served them right that wo had killed them and that they had all they wanted, and the best way now was to drop it." After taking their reports the police were highly complimented by Agent Hrown and Inspector Cisnoy and dis missed. Two Sticks got away, but will soon be captured. Thoughts of another ludian outbreak are not entertained by any one, and any reports which may bo get out are unfounded. Tho people hero have the great est confidence in the militia and the olllcers and this little melee is not sup posed to have any connection with actual war. Thcro are many reasons for supposing that this affair will ter minate right and nothing more will bo heard from it. Promi nent among the reasons for peace is the fact that all tho promi nent chiefs Youug-Mun-Afraid-of-His-Horse, Red Cloud ana others are heartily in accord with what has boon done, and have openly expressed them selves, saying that tho guilty parties deserved to buffor. Tlio chiefs havo also tendered their assistance in cap turing Two Sticks, aud huvo in every thing borne themselves as worthy sub jects of tho government. Tlio sovoro weather has done much to allay tho excitement in this affair. Tho Indians tiro roally suffering from the cold. At Rosebud agency Thurs day one child was fro .en to death wliilo going to school, and four or five old men and womqu have been frozen to death in their tents. RUSK PUTS UP THE BARS. Ninety Ilujn1 Quariiutlno'Deelnred Against Cuttle from Cui.nda. WASWNOTOx.Fob. 0. Secretary Rusk has issued an order requiring that all cattle imported into tlte United States from Canada must bo held in quaran tine ninety days. It is further ordered that all meat cattle imported from the dominion of Canada must bo entered at tho port of Huffalo, N. Y which is huroby designated ns a quarantine sta tion. This order is issued because oi tlio roport that Canadian cutllo Import ed into Great Britain have been found affected with pleuro-pneumonia. WOE IN QUEENSLAND. Many Persons Perish In tho Ploods "Xaw Sweeping Its T wns. Stdnky, Fob. 7. At Ipswich, Queens land, 25 miles from Hrisbane, twenty two persons nro known to havo per ished in floods, nnd it is feared that tho loss of life is much greater, as tho swollen river Is covered with wreck age, from which a horrible stench arises, doubtless 'caused by tho great number of bodios of human beings and animals entangled in tho mass. At Maryborough, in March county, thirty persons hnvo been drowned. Most of tho town is under wnter. Tho Mary river bridge, tho largest ono lu tho colony, has been carried away. Tho town has been deserted by two thirds of its inhabitants. Brisbane, Feb. 7. The water is ris ing steadily in this city. Tho lower districts are completely submerged. In tho lower portions of the main street it is 20 foot deep. The shops and tholr contents aro almost a total loss, as tho flood camo on so rapidly that only a small part of tho stock could bo removed. Mon aro at work In boats trying to save the contents of thirty or forty stores before tlio wnter rlsofl to tliom. Tho Hrisbane river bridge, which connected North and South Brisbane, was swept away Sun day night All the inhabitants aro crowding to tho higher parts of tho city. In consequenco of the interrup tion of railway and telegraphic com munication only scanty information about the disasters in other parts of Queensland is obtainable. The list of the dead grows hourly. Many bodies are being found in houses which wero supposed to have been deserted. WRECKED BY GAS. An Explosion In n Now York Tenement Cnusos Ono Death .Several 1't.rsoiis Hurt. New Youk, Feb.- 7. Firo caused by a gas explosion in the cellar destroyed tho double five-story tenement houso 423 West Thirty-ninth street Monday afternoon. Tho building was occupied by twenty families. One man was killed and seventeen porsons wero seri ously injured. An employe of the gas company had been sent to tho cellar of the building to repair a leak in the pipes. Ho had been in tho cellar twenty minutes, when Waschmann, who occupies tho first floor, hoard him groaning. Taking up a candle ho started toward the cel lar. As ho opened the door a sheet of flame shot out in his face. Then fol lowed a thundering report. Wasch mann and his clork Manning wero thrown into the street. McLaughlin, unother employe, was hurled 10 feet and lay unconscious. Peterson, tho employe first mentioned, was killed. The big tenement shook with tho forco of tho explosion. There were wild shrieks of terror from every floor and screaming women nnd children rushed to the windows and flre-escapes. They made no effort to save their household goods, but struggled only for their lives. Of tho 100 or moro persons who lived on tho upper floors fow can tell how they escaped. They know that they rushed to borne window or fire escape. They madly fought with each other for vantage ground, and many of tho wounds recolved wero caused in that struggle to escape. Tho damago to the building is S50.000. WINTER HOLDS ON. Another Illlzzard In the Northwest lie. inarkuble Pall iu Temperature at Vari ous Points. Ckdar Rapihs, la., Fob. 7. Tho storm of Sunday night and Monday morning was by far tlio worst of tho season. A heavy tall of snow, ac'com panied by a high north wind, filled tho railroad cuts and blockaded all trains. Business of all kinds is practically at a standstill. Thoro was a change of over 50 degrees in twelve hours. It is growing colder and most of the trains aro still buried in snowdrifts. HmcillNSO.v, Minn., Feb. 7. During tho last three days of last week tho thermometer was not above 20 degrees ! below zero aud from that at midday down to 44 degrees below. Nearly :i feet of snow fell in the meantime and terrific winds from the northwest com bined to muko tho worst blizzard of tho winter. Roads aro blocked und no farm teams have been on the btreetii for several days past. Tlio public schools are closed on account of tho weather. For ten days the streets have been deserted and many business places closed. Buiti.ixoiox, la., Feb. 7. A flerco blizzard of sleet nud snow struck this locality early Monday morning. The mercury fell SO degrees in eight hours. As a result tho street railroad is com pletely blocked. NELLIE IS A WIDOW. Algernon Charles hartorU, tlio Husband nt Oen. li rant's Ditughtor, Pusses Auuy. London, Feb. 7. Tlio news of tho dcatli of Algernon Charles Sartoris, the husband of Gen. Grant's daughter Nellie, arrived in London Monday and excited much interest in American circles. He died in Capri, Februury S. Mrs. Sartoris, who, becuuse of ill treat ment, had not lived with her liusband for several years, could add but little to tho nows. Sho docs not jet know tho causa of tho death of the man who brought her so much sorrow. It is not likely to make tiny difference in her mode of life. Shu will contiuuo to live in London, attending to tho education of her three children. RUN OVER BY A SNOW PLOW. In u ltngliu; Illlzzard Two Men Aro Killed nu tho Northern Puclllc llouil. Feiious Falls, Minn., Feb. 7. Tho Northern Pacific snow plow going west Sunday night ut U:."0 struck three men about u milo cast of Per ham, Minn. Tho iiiun wore walk lug on thu truck nndia blizzard wus ruglng. They did not hear tho miow ploty, neither did tho mon running tlio plow seo the men on tho truck. Michael Lapuzaowski. a Polunder, was killed instantly; Robort Burget, tho Perl-am blacksmith, died Monday morning, and Jacob KauiIsUl, a blower, is not expected to live. ' OHIO LEGISLATURE. Proceeding or tho Adjonrnod SoMton or tho Seventieth General Assembly. CoMTMr.os, Jan. si. Senatt mils wen passed as follows: Providing that a woman's tnnrringo shall not disqualify hor ns administra trix or oxecutrlii authorizing guardians to lease tho real estate of wards with prlvlleco of purchase: increasing from HOJO toJJ.OM per annum tho Balnry of oach of tho Cuyahoga county clroult Judges; providing that promLs sory notes falling duo upon a logal holiday shall bo paynblo on tho following day. A resolution was adopted, directing tho senato commlttco on flnanco to prepare a bill for tho taxation of such property, business and subjects ns aro not now taxed and which may bo properly placed upon tho tax list. 11 i VouBt Tho following bills wero passed: Making railroad companies llablo for loss on account of Arcs originating from sparkB along their rights of way; amending tho firemen's pension act so that in all cltlos of tho third grado of first clnss the act shall bo In effect as to pensions from dato of its passage, April SO. 1BDI; amending Section 22& so as to provido thatwhon payment of" special assessments receipt from tho contractor shall operate as n release of Hen: increasing tho salary of tho re porter of tho supremo court froml,000toit,600: to correct abuses oxlstlng in tho way ot retain ing wages under various protoxts from minors, and to provent thorn being deprived of their savings by unscrupulous cmploj ers; making lt unlawful for oporntors or managers to screen coal boforu neighing tho samo. Cor.uMnns, 1 eb. . Senate Quito a number nf bills were passed, most of them being local measures. Among othors wero tho following: Providing that husbands may lu certain anil proper cases enjoy tho legal right to obtain ali mony from their wives, especially n hen thn wives are loading nn abandoned life; providing that referees appointed by tho probata court shall fllo tholr reports with that court; vesting in tho Stnto Canal com mission tho power to lenso tho Btato quarry; making It a misdemeanor to loiter upon tho grounds of tho Girls' Industrial Home at Delaware. IouaeTvto Important measures were passed by tho hou-,0 to dav. Tho llrst was Mr. Daugh erty'B Joint resolution providing for tho nppoint ment of a commission to invcstlgato tho wholo subject or taxation, compara tho prosent system with tho systems of othor states, and submit n. report nt the next session Tho other mcasurn was tho workman arbitration bill, which passed by a vote of 3 to a It provides for tho appoint ment by tho governor of three compo tent per sons to servo as a Stato boardof arbltratlonand conciliation: ono shall bo an employer, another nn employe, or selected from somo labor organ ization, and the third shall bo appointed upon tho recommendation of tho other two. Tho duties of tho board will bo to endeavor,, by mediation or conciliation, to effect an amlcu blo settlement of labor troubles. Other bills passed wore: Providing that Justices of tho peaco may hold out of fees collected an amount not to exceed J20 for nn oftlco desk, tho samo ti bo turned over to tholr successors, also Si per nnuum for stationery: regulating dtilllng optra lions nnd abandonment of gaB well, by providing thnt when casing is withdrawn froma ncll a. portion of It must bvflllcd up and not left open, for tho gas or tho oil to cscapo; providing that, when township trustees mako nn assignment of lino fonco tho cost shall bo collected as other taxes from tho property. Cor.UMnDS, Feb. 2. Senate A fow measures wore acted upon to-day which wero general In their bearing, but of no special Importance. Mr. McCoy's joint resolution providing for tho ap pointment of n commlttco to invcstlgato the possibility of establishing an electric light plant for the stato institutions at Columbus, was adopted. Among tho bills passed wero the fol lowing: Providing for the employment of coun sel for county onlclals suing or sued in tho fed eral courts: providing that whon n civil action, is adjourned to tho next following term of court after the selection of a Jury, the Jury may bo continued In eric6; increasing tho salary or tho supremo court reporter from 11,00-j to $1,50 per annum: providing thst physicians must re port contagious and Infectious diseases to health boards within tnclve hours, under penal ty of a lino from I0 to $50. ITauie Tho following bills were passed: To amend Section 7027 by miking it unlawful and punishable by a flno of from 1C0 to 41,000 to publish advertisements for tho cure of prtvato diseases or prevention of conception: amending Section SSJ-lxo us to m-ako mandatory tho pub lication of tho delinquent tax list betwoen De cember 23 and the second Tuesday In January: providing thnt resignations of members of tho general assembly may ho made to nnd accepted by tho governor: amondtng Section 0OM so as to provide that probato courts may Ifsuo, at tho Instance of creditors, citations for executors -nnd administrators to appear In answer n chargo of embezzlement. CoLUMnus. O., Feb. a Sennit No bills wero Introduced In tho senato to-day, and tho only measure of a general nature pascd was a bill making it a misdemeanor punlshablowl'h a flno of from JIO) to HI.OOO and six months' imprison ment for township trustees sharing tho profits of any contract mado under their supervision. Adjourned until February CL House Forty bills were introduced In tho houso to-day, tho majority of which locil In their application. Among those or general Im portance wero the following: To provido for tho settlement and adjustment of inauranco losses. (It provides for tho appointment by tho superintendent of insurance of a board of thrco adjusters in each county of tho stale, who shall Investigate nnd determine thj loss in each casn of fire, and tholr decision shall bo tlnal and binding on tho company Issuing tho policy; tho odfusters shall receive 10 a day for tho tlmo actually employed and the amount Is to he paid by tho companies who Issue the risk). To limit the manufacture of knit nnd woolen goods in penal institutions; providing that Jury wheels, ehnll bo emptied at least once a year: providing that tho governor's staff shall bo pirtof thn national guard and creating threo battalion ad jutants; providing that sheep claims shall bo paid at any regular scislon of county commis sioners Instead of tho September session only, ns Is now tho law: providing that husband unit wlfo may testify ngainBt eaih other In oases involving contracts. Mr. Black offered a house Joint resolution expressing ns the sentiment of tho Ohio legislature that the Hawaiian question should bo settled by annexation to tho United States. Adjourned until Monday, February o. Cor.UMiiUH, Feb ft." note A memorial was recolved from tho Indiana legislature iiBking thu general assembly to potltlon congress urg ing an amendment to tho constitution providing; that Unl'-d States senators be elected by direct; otoof tho pooplo. Tho governor sent to tbo Bonoto the nomination of ex-Got. J, 13. Foruker as trustee of tho Ohio Stato university, to HU. tho vacancy occasioned by tho death of ex President Hnycs. A fow bills wore introduced, cono of which woro of special Importance JJoute Mr. Qrirtla, from tho committee on railroads and tolegraphs, reported back tho iw year street rallnav franchlso bill, rocommond lag Its Indefinite postiionemcnt. Tho report was unanimously agreed to. Ulllsnero Intro duced as follow s: Prohibiting tho sale of liquor within ono milo of tho Dayton nna Sandusky soldiers' homes; tlxtnjr tho rato of faro on street cars In cltlo-t having moro th in M,UX) Inhabi tants at threo cents; Increuslug tho ago of con Bent lu fcui'iles to elghteon years, it now being fourteen; amending tho constitution so as U gtvo tho governor the veto power; perpetuating tho dopartmont ot dairy and food Inspection and tho oftlco ot commissioner of that depart-, meat; to amend tuo Dow law so that tho stato' will receive 00 of tho "S'J tax Instead of 50. thus increasing tho revenues of the statu about U-JO.COO annually; Dig Coutrnot Awarded. IJorto.V, Fob. 7. Memrs. Chnso nnd Sanborn, of thlsclty, have been awarded tho contract for supplying all tho ten, and coffee used inside tho grounds dur ing tlio ofiicial run of tho world'ri fair. It is tho largest contract ever awarded for high grade roasted coffie, amount injr as it will to about 700,000 pounds. Sleeting of Cotton Planter. MKMriiis, Tenn., Peb. T. A call has boon published for a convention of cot ton plauters to bo held in this city Fobruary 'JU. Tho object is to reduce tho acreage In tho eotton-growlnj? states. Delegates from every southern ntuto will bo present.