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A Whole Regiment of News Items From Michigan Towns CAPTURED FOR BRIEF READING. "Wheat Crop Until Damaged by the Se ver Weather A Mao Made 180 Revolutions Per Minute Around a "hft Other Htate New. Mother' d'Arramlml Dead. ""Mother" Agnes d'Arcambal, of De troit, whose health has been falling1 for the past two years succombed to death at the age of nearly 71 years. Deceased was a woman who devoted the greater portion of her life for the good of mankind. It was she who started the library at the Jackson state prison, and had the ten command ments and prayers, lettered in gold, imbedded in the walls of the jail; through her kindness many convicts were persuaded to a better life. It was by hor efforts that the Home of Industry, consisting of a broom and rug factory, clriir-caning department, -with fine Ui'iees and a large general room for reading and devotions, dining-room, kitchen and 'mother's room"' devoted exclusively to the use of Mrs. d'Arcunbul. composed the dream of this wonderful woman's life. This home was the home of any ex-convict, who desired a place to earn an honest dollar, until other employment could be secured. l!y Mrs. d'Arcambal's death many a criminal will be brought to .mourn. Michigan Crop Keimrt. The Michigan crop report for Jan uary, issued by the secretary of state, states that during the month wheat has generally suffered in Michigan. There was very little precipitation in Michigan in January until the last few days of the month. The average depth of snow on the 15th was in the southern counties 0. 16 of an inch, in the central 0.3T of an inch, and in the northern counties 4.(17 inches, this last district showing great variation all Ihrough the month, the extremes 'being 1 and 30 inches, according to the location. On the 31st the average lepth in the southern counties were :i.27 inches, in the central 1.62 inches, and in the section north of this 9.21 inches. The ground was practically bare during the month in most of the -counties. He Thawed the Ire. A Richmond man who found his wa- tcr pipe frozen just below the faucet recently was struck with a happy thought while preparing to thaw it out. and he proceeded to put it into execu tion. He removed the faucet, and tak ing a red-hot poker, jammed it into the pipe. Of course this soon thawed out the iee, but the man had forgotten that there was a .V)-pound pressure in the pipe below the ice, and as soon as the way was cleared the water spouted out in a stream which shot up to the ceiling and then fell back, like a shower bath, upon himself. Mother iifiil I MM Cremated. During the burning of their little farm house, with the mercury 30 below zero, in a little settlement It miles from Pig llapids, Mrs. Anton Uacler and infant child were cremated. Mr. Bader had assisted them out of the burning building, there being no time to dress, and was busy saving what he could when the woman re entered the house, supposedly to get $25 she kept in a trunk, and with her baby was overcome by smoke and both lost their lives. Jlefore reaching a neighbor's Badcr froze both feet. Caught In a Shun. Samuel Chapman, aged 50, an em ploye of the Ohio Taper company at Niles, was throwing straw on a paper carrier belt when his ragged coat wound around a shaft that was mak ing 120 revolutions per minute. His body followed and each time around his feet struck against the side of the building. His left thigh was broken above the knee and the left knee joint disarticulated, his right ankle broken, Loth feet and legs below the knees severely bruised, left lung injured and nose broken. 11 is recovery is doubt ful. Was Shaved by a New Procem. When Jeremiah Ilartholomew, of Komeo, awoke the other morning he found that the fire in the coal stove was almost out. lie opened the door of the stove and lighted a match to see if there was any fire in it. There wasn't much, but there was a lot of coal gas, and the flame of the match ignited it. An explosion followed, which cleared Mr. Bartholomew's face of its hirsute adornments quicker than the most expert barber in the world would have done, but fortunately that was the extent of the damage. lumped From a Window. Levi Hall, of Lowell, aged '.1, died from the effect of injuries rececived in jumping from an upstairs window of his home. A few days ago lie at tempted to cut his throat, hut wa dis covered in the act. His wife died a few weeks ago and the old man becai.je deranged on account of it. Two sections of a freight train col lided at Standish and four cars were demolished. The village dad of Had Axe have purchased a new water works pump, which has a capacity of 750. ooo gall.n in 21 hours. State Oil Inspector Smith reports total fees for last quarter of 'W, Sll, GOT, not proceeds. S6.s'.tl; net for the year, $11, H 13. Charles O. Delling has entered suit against the city of Flint for $.1,000 Iamages, for ii. juries sustained by a defective sidewalk. STATE GOSSIP. St. Josenh has voted 810,000 for a new school building. I Wayland will put up a bonus of 83,- D00 cash and secure in return a can ' ning factory. Fifteen U. of M. men have gone to the Philippines since the outbreak of the Spanish war. Andrew M., alia Frank M. White is j under arrest at Baldwin on a charge i grave roooing. Frank Debiel, of Detroit, who was doing- a life sentence at the Jackson prison for murder, is dead. The shoe setablishment of B. C. Farrand at Port Huron has been dam aged to the extent of 810,000 by fire. The West Hay City Sugar company, capitalized at 8200,000, has filed articles of incorporation with the secretary of Jtate. Abram Augustine, aged C9, was itruck by a coal car at Kalamazoo and nad his shoulder and several ribs oroken. Wm. O. Kodatz, of Menominee, who went to Klondike in search of a for tune, was recently frozen to death in his tent. "Hilly" Burns, the nortious criminal, has been convicted at Pontiae of burg lary and sentenced to 18 years in Jack son state prison. Alma's village council has passed a resolution to free the sugar company from all taxes (except water tax) for a period of five years. The right of way for an electric road from tlrand liapids to Kalamazoo has been secured, and the road will be built the coming summer. During the past year 14 steam boil ers exploded in the state of Michigan, according to statistics gathered by Labor Commissioner Cox. The I). & P. i:. K. It. Co. has in creased its capital stock from 8100,000 to $500,( 0.) for the purpose of construct ing a double track from Highland Park to Pontiae. A red wolf was shot near Bangor re cently while feeding on a sheep. It had a collar on and is supposed to be the one that escaped from a show a few j-ears ago. The steamer John V. Moran foun dered off Muskegon and the vessel and her cargo of package freight was a total loss. The crew of 25 men all reached shore safely. St. Joseph (Ind.) county commission ers have granted a franchise to the South Bend Street Hallway company to build a line to Niles, thus connect ing five important cities. The Unlversalists have decided on Lapeer as the place of holding their congress of religions. It will begin Feb. 23, and last three days. It is in tended for all "Liberal'' thinkers. Carleton & Cole, of Port Huron, have orgauized a stock company to manu facture fariti?ig implements. The cap italized amount is 820,000 and all of the stock has been subscribed for. Bancroft has been visited by a 85,150 fire, and but for the timely work of a strong bucket brigade, the loss would have been much heavier. The dam aged stores will be rebuilt in the near future. Kleven of the representatives in the 55th congress have been students of the University of Michigan, 13 are Harvard men, 6 Yale, H University of Virginia, 1 1 Columbia and 7 Washing ton and Lee University. By the faithfulness of their dog, (arvio Fellows and family, of near Mason, saved their lives, but the house and contents, valued at $1,000, was a total loss. The dog awoke his master by keeping up a continuous barking. A baby girl born at SauU Stc. Marie is the first of the fifth living genera tion. Her great-grandfather is now 06, and she is a descendant of Thos Parr, the L'nglUhman, who lived to be 102 years old. Her name is Grace Fuller. It isn't necessary to go to the Pilip pines or the South Sea islands to find barbarians. There's some right here in Michigan, and one lives in Alpena. He poured kerosene oil over a dog the other day and then touched a match to it. A company known as the People's Telephone company has been formed at Albion to take charge of the Cal houn County Telephone company's in terests in that city. It is expected that 'phones will be ringing in the near future. One of the latest curositics received at the University of Michigan museum of pharmacognosy is a monkey skin filled with aloes. This is the original package as it was sent from Africa, and illustrates the method of shipping that drug. The Jcnks Shipbuilding Co , of Port Huron, wile excavating for the founda tion for their new plant along the St. Clair river, found clay near the sur face which is suitable for making bricks. They will now run a brick yard in connection with a shipbuilding plant. Fdward Kisbrenner a Polish farmer, ageil about 60 years, residing in the township of Metz, in Prcsque Isle county, quarreled with his wife it is alleged, and beat her so badly about the head and body with a heavy club that she died. Kisbrenner has been arrested Theo. Camp, of Jacks m, who three years ago began in a small way to han dle Jersey cream from his own cows, is now doing a business of 820,00) a year. Kxperts in Chicago, w here great quantities of bottles are sent, pro-nouiK-e the Jackson product the finest in the world. A civil service cxamin ition will be held at Marquette March 1, to fill the positions of watchman und fireman in the public building at that place, nt $600 per annum. An examination will also be held at Iron Mountain March 4, to fill the positions of post office clerk and carrier at that place. A memorial meeting In honor of Judge Thos. M. Cooley and Prof. Kd. L. Walter will be held at the Univer sity of Michigan, February 20. H. C. Parke, president of the well known firm of Parke, Davis fc Co., chemists, of Detroit, is dead. He died from heart failure following chills at San Diego, Cal., where he had went a short time ago to look after his large ranch interests. By a supreme court decision Klljah Calkins, of Flint, was given 84,000 judgment against the Ann Arbor rail road for injuries. There are now nearly 81,000 garnishments against the railroad company to satisfy Calkins' Flint creditors. Miss Octavia Roberts, of Erie, aged 42, got a judgment of 88,000 against Kd. J. Druillard, aged CI, of the same ' place, in a breach of promise suit. J Druillard was married to a Miss Kllen ' Beau about eight months after the ap pointed time set to marry Miss Roberts, The present indications are very bright for a large building boom at Owosso the coming season. Ten busi ness blocks, nearly all of them three stories high and of brick, have already been arranged for, and the Woodard furniture factory will also be rebuilt. According to the reports of the state board of health, influenza, neuralgia, rheumatism, bronchitis and tonsilitis. In the order named, have leen most ' prevalent. Consumption was reported in 100 places, scarlet fever in 47, ' typhoid fever in 28 and diptheriain 25. The council at Standish has voted to accept the proposition of paying a new furniture company, seeking location there, $1,000 per year for pumping the water for the village by the addition of one pump to what they have now. The company will employ 100 to 200 .men. . With the thermometer at 20 below zero Sherm Clark, of Fife Lake, wan dered out on the lake and lay down on the ice to take a snooze. When he awoke he made his way to the shore, where it was discovered that his feet, hands ami ears were frozen. Too much booze. George Kintz, a farmer of Dryden township, Lapeer county, was knocked down and severely punched by a steer. In its fury the animal picked Kintz up on his horns and tossed him into the air. He came down on his feet and kicked the brute on the nose until he drove him off. Kintz weighs 190 pounds, Plans are being laid to continue the work early in the spring on the new railroad running east from Hart through Hesperia to Fremont. Sev eral more Chicago capitalists have in terested themselves in the enterprise and it is to receive a boom by the local men who have been promoting the scheme. Lumber oparators along the Menom inee river are compelled to impor lare numbers of men from Chicago' and Milwaukee to fill out their crews to the desired size, the unusual de mand having completely exhausted the supply nearer home. Wages are better this year than they have been for 10 years past. Frank' Clemens, a young German fanner of near Vassar, while the ther mometer was at 20 below zero was car rying a pail of water in each hand to the barn. Instead of setting down one pail to open the door he took the old-fashioned iron latch in his tongue. One-half inch of the tongue was left on the latch. Geo. X Cady, of Ypsilanti, has com menced suit for $5,000 damages against the I)., Y. & A. A. tty. He tendered a conductor 20 cents for a ride from Wayne to Ypsilanti. stated that he could not buy a ticket at Wayne. He was put off because he would not pay 25 cents, although the ticket costs but 20. Hence the suit. The jury in the famous Journal boiler explosion case has held Engineer Thos. M. Thompson, of Detroit, re sponsible for the accident. "Guilty as charged" was the verdict of the jury after two hous deliberation, but they recommended bin o the mercy of the court. The case will probably be car ried to the supreme court. Vernon has lost its only tchool house by fire. It was valued at 83,000, also a tine public library valued at 8700. The. fire broke out in the janitor's room during noon recess when only five children were present. The fire de dartmcnt turned out but with no pro tection except buckets, their efforts were futile. A brick building will, be erected. Atty.Gcn. Orcn has joined with Prosecutor Totten, of Kalkaska county, in a petition for a mandamus to com pel Kalkaska and Antrim counties to repair and maintain a bridge over Torch river. The two counties united in building the bridge, but it has been out of repair, and not used for several years, and Antrim is disinclined to as sist in repairing it. The truth of the old saying about those who marry in haste repenting at leisure is being exemplified at Menom inee, in the suit for divorce brought by Mrs. Belle Aiken-Willard. Some months ago Miss Aiken, who is a niece of ex-Congressman Stephenson, of Me nominee, eloped with an actor named Willard and they were married. She soon found him out to be a "bad actor", hence the separation. Hon. (). M. Barnes, of Lansing, pres ident of the joint prison boards of the state, says the population of the prisons in the state at present is .1,38 1, and that only 126 of this number are wholly illiterate persons. He also says that criminality is increasing by placing young offenders with hardened crimi nals, and recommends that circuit judges should be more careful in dis tributing convicts among the prisons. Miss Jean Wells, of Saginaw, has en dowed the chair of philosophy at Alma college with $25, 000. The endowment is in memory of her father, who waj one of the founders of the college. By Telegraph Giving a Brief Re sume of the Week's Events. RELIABLE AND INTERESTING. Ilrlef Account of the Fillpluo-Amerlran War I'p-to-Oate Carefully Compiled The Amerlean i'annaltlea so far Reported It 65 Killed, 357 Wounded. War Notes. Gen. Miller's forces have taken Iloilo, the capital of Panay. The insurgents were given until the evening of the 11th to surrender, but their hostile actions brought on an engagement in the morning. The insurgents fired the native portion of the town, but with out much loss to property of foreign inhabitants. It is believed the enemy's loss during the bombardment was heavy, but no American casualties are reported The average rate of sickness in some of the U. S. regiments has been as high as 17 per cent, but the average seldom exceeds 10 per cent, according to a statement from the surgeon-general. The death rate for July, August, Sep tember and October was 0.36 per thou sand. More than half of the deaths were caused by typhoid. The Filipinos have been again de feated. The attack was made upon Caloocm, but only lasted a little while when the insurgents were driven from the place and the rebel Hag hauled down. The American loss was very light while the insurgents were mown down like grass. It is now known that the Filipino loss is fully 2,500 killed with wounded vastly in excess of that number and thousands are held prisoners. All this has been achieved at the cost of 65 Americans killed and 257 wounded. There are still two Americans missing and unaccounted for. Dewey ordered the insurgents to vaj cate San Iloque by U o'clock the follow ing daj They evidently considered his order the law, as they vacated the place during the night. A dispatch from Washington says: Gen. Otis has been ordered to use his best efforts to capture Aguinaldo and hold him prisoner until further in structions. Aguinaldo has already got discour aged and has appealed for truce, but Gen. Otis has declined to talk with him at present. The number of American casualties are still increasing. The latest re port says that 50 were killed, 207 wounded and 2 missing. The latest advices from the battle field places the American casualties at 208, and the Filipinos at 4,000. That Kinbalmetl Iteef Asa In. The report submitted to the Presi dent by the commission appointed by him to investigate the conduct of the war department in the war with Spain has been made public. The report is a unanimous one, all the members of the commission having signed it, ex cept Col. Sexton, whose death occurred February . Pining the sessions 405 witnesses were examined. The com mittees' report in brief was as follows: "It may be said now, at the beginning of tHis report, that there has been no evidence before us that anyone in or connected with the war department has dishonestly received a dollar. We have made persistent efforts to secure the attendance of persons to whose names rumor had attached an allega tion that they knew of corruption of official in the war department, but these men have cither denied the state ments attributed to them or have maintained silence when invited to tell what they knew. In view of the facts set forth the commission is of the opinion that no refrigerated beef fur nished by contractors and issued to the troops during the w ar with Spain was subjected to or treated with any chem icals by the contractors or those in their employ." Porto IMco'b New Cabinet. Gov.-Ocn. Henry has appointed Fran iscco Acuna, independent liberal, new attorney of the supreme court, to be secretary of state; Dr. Coll, liberal, has been appointed secretary of the finance and Fedcrico Degetan, radical, has been appointed secretarj of the inter ior. The liberals are dissatisfied with (Jen. Henry's change of policy. Munoz Rivera announces his intention of go ing to Washington soon in order to "secure relief from the oppressive mil itarism," which he says "will estrange tiic Porto Ricans from the United States." Clilnene-Jpatieie Engagement. About the middle of January a bat tle occurred between the Chinese and the Japanese troops at Talpchfu. The engagement resulted in a victory for the rebels, who, after succeeding by their flank movements in dodging the Japanese fire and coming to close quar ters, fought hand to hand for three hours. Hundreds were cut down, and when the Japanese w ere finally beaten back they left between 350 and 400 dead on the field. The rebels loss did not reach loo. The Manitoba hotel at Winnipeg, the largest and finest Intel structure in the west, has been totally destroyed by lire. Over 100 gnosis were in the building, but nil escaped uninjured. The building was owned by the N. P. R. R. Co. The large live-story brick building occupied by the book and stationery firm of A. C. McC'lurg fc Co., Chicago, was totally destroyed by fire. The loss was nearly S0.Vl.no J, of w hich $500,000 was in stock. The stock was insured for about S150.0;(0. Stock in adjoining buildings w as damaged to the extent of $12,500 by w ater. STATE LEGISLATURE. Three local bills have been passed by the house, under suspended rules: One authorizing Houghton to borrow not more than 850,000 to build a union school; to vacate the township of Wheatlleld in Montmorency county and attach the territory to Vienna town ship; to vacate the townships of Maine, Grove, Hall and Center Plains, in Craw ford county, and to attach the terri tory to the townships of Maple Forest, South llranch, Heaver Creek and Gray ling, The reason for the last two bills is that since the pine timber has been cut off it costs too much to maintain so many townships. They were all given immediate effect. In the senate house bill No. 40, pro viding for the- protection of fish in Eagle lake, Pugsley's lake and Four Mile lake. Van Huren county, for a period of 10 years, was passed, and given immediate effect. Also the bill for the relief of sick, disabled, and needy soldiers and marines of the late Spanish-American war. It had been amended once before, but Sen. Ward amended it again to the effect that any balances left over in each county for this purpose, if not used, fehould be re turned to the general fund. The bill was passed and given immediate effect by a vote of 21 to 4. Rep. Kikhoff offered a resolution di recting the state board of arbitration to offer its services to settle the F. fc P. M. lockout at Ludington. It was adopted. Kikhoff's idea is to find out which side, if either, will refuse to submit to arbitration. In the house the judiciary committee reported favorably the bill for an ad ditional circuit judge in Wayne county, which looks as though there is going to be an effort made to get this through in time for the spring election. The senate in committee of the whole approved the bill for making an aj propriation for the slate library and a traveling library. The former carries $2,500 for the library and 51,000 for a traveling library. The opinion that the Atkinson bill may prtss is growing. A few amend ments may be attached, but the pro gram of those favoring the bill is to stick to it until it is passed or beaten. Rep. Aldrich, of Detroit, has a bill which he will soon spring upon the house, which is designed to do away with all kinds of Sunday amusements in the City of the Straits. The railroad committee asked to have printed 1,000 copies each of nearly all the important bills that are before it about half a dozen in all. This was done. The house accepted the senate amend ments to the soldiers' and sailors' re lief bill, and the same was sent to the governor. The 50-day limit for the introduction of bills expires Feb. 22. Landing tionnlp. Rep. Colby, of Detroit, will soon in troduce a bill making only the briber guilty in cases where lobbyist offer money for votes. The law as it now stands makes both giver and receiver equally guilty, hence making it al most impossible to get evidence of bribery. There was no contra?ts made by Michigan officials with can goods deal ers to furnish our soldier boys an in ferior article says iiartermastcr-(Jen-cral Will White. There was only one instance were the meat proved unsatis factory and that was made good. A bill will be introduced by Rep. Pack at this session which will pro vide that sleeping car companies shall not charge more than $1 per night for a berth. Pack says that there are at least 40 of "us farmers" in the legisla ture who will vote for it. Senator Ward will introduce a bill in the senate which will compel the rail roads to issue mileage boohs which are transferable and can be used by different persons without any red tape or formal notification to the railroad company. Sen. McGraw, of Detroit, would like to have members of the legislature paid by the year or session instead of S.I per day as at present, and will introduce a bill to that effect. It may be that more work could be accomplished in less time by the proposed change. The upper peninsula members of the legislature decided by ballot that the new State Normal should go to Mar quette. The bill appropriates 825,000 for the building and 810,000 for run ning expenses for this year and next. Rep. Aldrich has a bill provided for a graded income tax. It begins with a tax of H per cent on incomes of from 81,000 to 82,000 and will increase grad ually, making the tax 8 per cent on all incomes of 820,000 and over. Senator Loomis offered a resolution in the senate congratulating President McKinley Senators Rurrows and Mc Millan on the ratification of the peace treaty. Rep. McCall, of Katon county, has no use for cigarettes and will intro duce a bill prohibiting the manufac ture of "coflin-nails" in this state, with a penalty of 8100 for each tale. A Farmers' Legislative club has been organized at the capital. The club has 36 members and there watchword is "Dolittle talking and lots of voting." In response to the question "when are you going to bring up 3our taxa tion bill," Rep. Dudley replied, "When ever the boys get ready to pa si it." The senate has concurred in Rep. Heineman's resolution asking the sec retary of the navy to name the next battleship the Michigan. Gov. Pingrce is credited with the re mark that "if this legislature dosen't pass the Atkinson bill. I'll find a party next time that w ill." Senator Flood has a bill which pro vides that druggists shall pay the full liquor tax w henever they sell anything else except alcohol. Gov. Pingrce thinks that the pro posed bounty on iron would be a good thing, but he wouldn't make it permanent. DOINGS OF CONQRESS. The agricultural appropriation bill h as called up in the senate, considered ind passed with only a gw unimport ant changes.. Also a bill removing the disabilities of certain persons engaged n the civil war was passed. Mr. Hale, chairman of the naval affairs commit tee, favorably reported, and the bill treating an admiral of the navy, it be ing intended that Rear-Admiral Dewey ihould get the office, was passed. A Mil amending the statutes concerning the drawing off, gauging, marking and removal of spirits, so that spirits may be drawn off in packages smaller than barrels and put in five-gallon cans for export purposes. House bill for the establishment of a lighthouse and fog fcignal at Point Arguellow, Cal., were passed. Hy unanimous vote the judiciary committee of the house decided to rec ommend the removal of what is said t be the la.t remnant of disqualification against those serving in the confeder acy. The proposed amendment is as follows: "That the sections of the re vised statutes which disqualify persons otherwise qualified from serving as grand or petite jurors in the courts of the United States who have taken up arms or petite jurors in the courts of the lion against the United States, be repealed and that hereafter no person shall be disqualified for any service in any court or in any branch or depart ment of the government of the United States on account of participation in the civil war of 1861 and 1305." Chairman Cannon of the appropria tions committee of the house, in the course of the general debate on the sundry civil bill, sounded a note of warning against extravagant appro priations and practically served notice that neither the ship subsidy bill nor the Nicaragua canal bill could be passed at this session. Although he specifically disclaimed speaking for anyone but himself, the statements he made, coming from the chairman of the appropriations committee, caused great interest. The house done some good work with the public building bills. The com mittee had reported 73 bills for build ings in 35 states, authorizing in the aggregate an expenditure of 814,060, 000. Little or no opposition developed. As a result 46 bills, carrying or author izing appropriations aggregating 811, 364,000, had been laid aside with fav orable recommendations before ad journment. Senate committee on military affairs have agreed to report the bill intro duced by Sen. Fairbanks for the reim bursement of governors of states for moneys expended in connection with the recent war with Spain. The bill is amendatory of the act of July IS last and extends the provisions of the act so as to include expenditures made subsequent to July 3 and prior to Aug. 12, 1S0S. The state department, after mature consideration, has declined to recog nize the claim of the Austro-IIungar-iau government for indemnity on ac count of the Hungarian strikers killed by Sheriff Martin's posse at llazelton". Pa., Sept. 10, 1807. The de partment's action is based upon a spec ial opinion prepared by Solicitor W. L. Pen Hold. The Indian appropriation bill, which has been pending for several weeks, has been completed and passed by the senate. The legislative, executive anil judicial appropriation bill was taken up but after 21 pages of it had been disposed of it was laid aside for the day. A few measures of minor im portance were passed. The naval appropriation bill, which will soon be considered in the house, carries $41,153,605. At a night session of the house 31 private pension bills were passed. As a result of a terrible fire in an In sane asylum at Yankton, S. D., 17 live were lost. Loss on building and ma chinery, $13, 000; uninsured. The total receipts derived from all sources since the occupation of San tiago by the military forces of the United States on July 13, 1803, to De cember 31, 1303, amounts to 8333,316.32. THE MARKETS. I.IVK STOCK. New York Cattle Sheep Lamb Hogs Hest grades . iK,t.3 w) ti 5J t 6) it 3) Lower grades..-. 2 ti OJ 3 0J 5 2) 4 uO Chicago Hest grades. .. so (l 4 to 5 0) 3 33 Lower grade v. 2 ;& I 2 .0 4 04 3 83 Detroit Hest grades... 4 0) I . I r. 4 8 3 93 Lower grades.. 3 uu tl ui 3 oO 4 74 3 8) HiirTalo Hest grades ...: :.3r&3 7.3 4 75 5 23 4 2) Lower grades...' 2.3 &l 2 - 5J 4 23 3 40 Cleveland Hest crades....4 00&I 4 4 03 4 7S 4 0) Lower grade. .3 W u W 2 50 3 73 3 7i Clnrlnnntl Host grades... 5 I) W 35 4 25 5 30 4 0) Lower grades..? 7.331 8 3 0 4 00 3 73 riltuburg Host grades.... 5 .W5 73 4 50 Mi 3 93 Lower grades . 2 M6I 83 3 5) 5 10 3 50 (ill A IN, KTl. Wheat. Corn. Oats. No. 2 red No. 2 mix No. 2 white New York 8.13s ! 4Xli 3ft336!4 Chlt-Mgif 7:7 54 37&37' 3228?i I)rlrolt M 37tj37 32,t32i Toledo 71i72 :635fl 2329i4 Cincinnati 7 1 i7i .1333 3)?130 Cleveland 71 j7.'V4 3(33(3 30&3 4 Pittsburg 71 i77 33it9 24J3l ItnfTitlo 7flft76'i 3;'8 3333 iK'trolt-Hav. No. I tlmothr, fs D per ton. Potatoes. ;tfc per bu. Live Poultry, spring chicken?, so per lb: fowl. 'Vic: turkeys, lie; dii . ks. (c. Kk'ijs. strictly fresh. 17c ier doz. Huttcr. best dairy, I c per lb. creamery, 2Jc. Peace Treaty ha I'een Signed. The oflicial copy of the treaty of peace with Spain, bearing the signa tures of the Spanish and American commissioners and which was recently ratified by the V. S. senate, has been signed by President McKinley und Sec retary Hay. The same has been for w ariled to Madrid. Ten postal employes have gone to the Philippines to aid Director of Posta Vailie in establishing a modern service. A postoflicc is to be established at lloilo.