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i mm hi A Whole Regiment of News Items From Michigan Towns CAPTURED FOR BRIEF READING, An Katun County 1'uriiier (Jets Judjr incut AenlitHt an Ottlcer I'laudlua . (irant Henomliiatcd by tlie Ke lullUii Other Item. Killed by an llngine. The big snowstorm was responsible for the death of one man ami the seri ous maiming of another at Tort Huron. A gang of men were engaged in shovel ing snow from the tracks in the tunnel yard when a yard engine bore down upon three of them Charles Sheman, This l'olalkey and Charles Chut. She man was killed instantly, l'olatzkey's ley was broken and he received in ternal injuries which are likely to prove fatal. The other man sustained injuries lo his spine ami leys. She man wa.N terribly mangled, two wheels of the tender passing over his body. ir.mt I! tiom tint t Claudius IS. (irant was renominated for another 10 years on the Michigan supreme court bench by the llepubli--au state convention held at Jackson. It took four ballots, on each of which he gained steadily, and when the roll all had been finished on the fourth his nomination was a cinch, and the counties began to change their votes to him. Col. Ml i II. Sutton, of Detroit, and Col. II. S. Dean, of Ann Arbor, were nominated as regents of the uni versity by acclamation. Jler Heavy II Mir Caused Her Death. Alabelle K. Wallace, aged a well known young lady, residing in Hert ford township, Calhoun county, rtied from a singular cause. She hart a most luxuriant and heavy growth of hair, which was 4; feet long. The weight of hair was so great that it hart an effect upon her heart and brain, which finally threw her into brain ifever, resulting in her rteath. The liair -was so fine and so much admired by all beholders that she refused to Jiave it cut. Ad Electric Road 80 Miles Long. A. A. Talmage &, Co., of New York, grantees of a franchise for an electric road at Flint are hustling for fran chises. They announce that they will build a roart from Flushing to Flint, thence south to Grand Diane where branches will go east to Atlas and Pontiae, and a west road to Long Lake and Fenton. The total distance is 80 miles, and the estimated cost SI, 000, 000. This company beat out the Avery-Davis concern. A Mandamus Denied. The supreme court has rtcniert a man damus to compel Circuit Judge Hos iuer t quash the capias on which . O. A. Wright, of anti-fealoon league fame, was arrested in the false imprisonment suit brought by Kittie Shinglemeycr, of Detroit. The court holds that the aflidavit on which the writ was issued is bufiieient, and that the capias is not contrary to the terms of the statute. ItU a 81,11.1 Verdict. Perry O. Snyder, a prominent fanner of Ilrooklielrt township, Eaton county, was awarded damages against Marshal Stump, of 1'aton Hapids, to the amount of $l,"-. Stump arrested Snyder on a charge of drunkenness. Snyder claimed lie was not intoxicated enough to war rant an arrest and brought suit against Stump for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution. Teacher Cert ilicite. The state board of education has granted life teachers' certificates to the following persons: Isaac W. Lucia, Grand Hapids; Anna H. Dice, Monroe; Harriet C. Dedford, Marlette; E. P. Clark, St. Joseph; II. II. Clement, P.oyne City; II. II. Fuller, Dig Rapids; E. L. Ileese, Dig Hapids; J. W. Slaugh ter, Dimondale; Dertha Clark. Ne gaunec. Shlnnleiiieyer-Wright Cuse. In the S'-'O.OOO breach of promise suit brought by Kittie Shinglemeycr againt Dr. Geo. A. Wright, of Detroit, the motion to compel the plaintiff to give security for costs was overruled. The motion for a new trial in the paternity uit has not yet been heard. The case will be tried in Columbus, O. A Hark Myntery. "Miltnn Smith, n vnnrur fnrirwr. who i - ' ' I .fl - 11. 11. . ! ll t . .1 ' TCSMies soma oi me agricultural col lege, Lansing, started to attend an auction at Okemos, with SS0 in his pocket, and has not been seen since. 'hy Smith left home and what has become of him is a dark mystery. He did not show up at the auction. For iood Koail. A Good Roads association has been organized at Dolly for the purpose of improving the country roads around that town. An entertainment was given recently which netted over S.'.o, and with what the association already had on hand will be used to fix up the &andy roads in the vicinity. Dieil l'roiii Over I'.irrtlon. Clayton F. Farmer, a well-known young man of Dattle Creek, aged while in company with a number of young men who were lifting weights and attempting to outdo each other in the feat, strained his spine and died in four days of spinal meningitis. Some one entered the residence of Leonard Atchis n; who lives about a mile from the village of Plymouth, and stole Jtt7 in cash, a gold watch and a suit of clothe, belonging to Ilert Marr, a boarder. The family was away from home. STATE GOSSIP. Den Campbell, a notorious criminal of Pontiae, gets 10 years at Jackson. Sand Reach boasts of having three men who tip the scale at 000 pounds. Rig Rapids is to have a new Hour mill with a capacity of 100 barrels per day. Edgar Weeks has secured a free mail delivery for Mt. Clemens, to take effect July l. The Michigan Standard Coal Co. of Sebewaing shipped their first two car loads of coal. A postofllce has been established at Clearwater, Kalkaska county, Herman L. Drown, postmaster. A postofllce has been established at Mallory. Hillsdale county, with Den jamin W. Ware as postmaster. E. II. Dyer, of Cleveland, will build the new sugar beet factory at Holland. His bid of 300,000 was the lowest. It is said that many thousands of dollars will be spent in building up the business portion of Olivet this spring. A new bank has been opened up in Minden City under the name of Ira Arnot. At present it is only an ex periment. A civil service examination will be held at Dig Hapids. April 8, to fill posi tions of postoflice clerk and carrier in that city. Wm. Schuler, a cattle dealer of White Pigeon, was found dead in bed at a Chicago hotel. The gas was turned on. Willis W. Stewart, of Port Huron, has been appointed as assistant inspec tor of hulls at that port at a salary of 52,000 per annum. South Haven will give $:00 in cash and the necessary franchises to secure the proposed electric railroad to run from there to Allegan. There being but 32 cases on the docket the March term of court in Cal houn promises to be short. Eight of the 32 are non-jury cases. Kalamazoo will have a new hotel op posite the Michigan Central station. It will cost $00,000 and be a hummer. The money has been raised. The attempt made by Supt. Lane, of Flint, to thaw out water pipes with electricity was successful. Fifty feet of ice was loosened in three minutes. Frank Guahan, who had been a guest at the Arlington hotel at Port Huron for six months, jumped into the river and was drowned. He was demented. A west-bound freight train on the Grand Trunk railway was wrecked at Holly by the breaking of an axle on one of the cars, and three cars were ditched. The mine workers at Ishpeming are contemplating a strike if their demand for an increase in wages of not less than 15 per cent is not granted at an early date. Alcona county is not a dry county, yet there has not been a criminal case tried in the county in nearly two yerstio a prisoner in the county jail in that time. The people of Dad Axe have been thawing out their hydrants by attach ing a traction engine to. them with a rubber hose and forcing the steam into the hydrant. A drug stock as Hillsdale owned by II. D. Tis lale was damaged to the ex tent of SO, 000 by fire; insured for $1,500. The building was damaged $1,500, but was also insured. John Hazen. of rsovi. a.ieU 00, a farmer, suicided by hanging himself. He had been ill and despondency caused the act. He leaves a widow and two children. J. Erring, a bachelor, aged 40, living alone at Scottdale, a railway station nine miles southeast of St. Joseph, committed suicide with a razor. No cause for the deed is known. The Emmet county and Northern telephone companies at Petoskey have been consolidated, and work will be commenced verv soon upon the re building of the entire system. The motion for a new trial in the case of Fred Clark, convicted at St. Johns of rape, was denied by Judge Daboll, and Clark was sentenced to six years in the state prison at Jackson. The Ann Arbor assaulter turned out to be Geo. Lew is, a colored haekdriver, aged IS. A derby hat retained by one of his recent victims furnished the clue that caused his arrest and conviction Wm. A. Raker, of Coloma, had the drum of his ear puneturud y coming in contact with a twig while exploring the woods. Dy closing his nostrils i is said ho can now whistle through ! his car The stock barn of Daniel Harvey, near Jones, was destroyed by fire, with 70 horses, 30 head of cattle, 100 sheep, a number of hogs, farming implements and a large quantity of feed. No in sura nee. Daniel Scottcn, the great tobacco manufacturer ami multimillionaire of Detroit, succumbed to heart failure jiftir tivo months illness. Deceased was over SO years of age and leaves f wife and one married daughter. A familv iar caused Mrs. Dan Me Lau'rhlin. of Port Huron, to try and commit suicide by the laudanum route After several hours' effective work witli m vtnm:u'! mimn at a doctor's office her husband escorted her home Reports to the state board of health show that influenza, bronchitis, ion silitis, rheumatism and neuralgia, in the order named, caused the most sick ness in Michigan, during the past week. Consumption was reported at K)3 irtnri's. scnrlet fever at 47, measles at 'JO. diphtheria at 22. typhoid fever at 20. u hooping cough at 12 and alleged smnllnov nt 1. Don Olds. Hired 15, oldest son of Fred Olds, o f Onondaga, while trying to catch a ride on a Michigan Central wav fr.M.rl.t to return home, fell undo the cars, the wheels passing over him killing him instantly. lantern exploded under the oil! wagon of George Moore at Ann Arbor. 'rienrts got the w agon out of the barn, when the oil exploded. Some narrow escapes were reported. A complete counterfeiter's 'outfit wa$ captured at the home of Ertwarrt Si in. son, five miles northeast of Pinconning. The mollis found were for a coin of the half-dollar and 10-etnt piece sizes. Stinson is in jail. A big bank barn on Dan Harvey's place in Porter township, Cass county, was burned, and with it 70 sheep and 30 head of choice blooded horses and cattle. The loss will reach several thousand dollars, with only JSrSOO in surance. It is said that Ann Arbor parties are quietly at work securing franchises for a competing electrie railway line to Detroit. The route is known as the "middle road" to Ypsilanti and thence to Detroit by way of Relleville and lomulus. While in a crazed intoxicated con dition, John Rasor, of Menominee, struck Peter Stoffell repeated blows on the head with an ax. The injured man boarded at Rasor's, and they quar reled over family affairs. The injured man will die. Monominee offers for the upper pen insula normal school the choice of three sites, one a public park valued at about $10,000, and makes a strong showing regarding railroad and boat facilities ami the advantage of location over Marquette. After quite a number of people of Watervilet were vaccinated it turned out that the reported case of smallpox was something else, and the excite ment is now dying down. People arc inclined to criticise the doctors for in creasing the excitement unncessarily. Mrs. Alice (J. Lonsdale, a "woman doctor" of Detroit, is in jail to answer to a serious charge. The recent death of Miss Cora E. Hetherington, who was the victim of maltreatment, al leged to have been administered by the doctoress, was the cause of her arrest. Gov. Pingree has paroled the follow ing convicts: Joseph Stock, sent from Wayne to Detroit; Thomas Madock, of Marquette; Charles P. Dickock, of Kent, sent to Ionia; Alden Guest, sent from Allegan to Jackson; P. T. Jack son, sent from Wexford to Marquette. John Dell, who was on trial for kill ing Jas. Goodwin at Detroit, against whom there was very little direct evi dence and who all connected with the case thought would be acquitted, came out blunt and acknowledged having done the deed. His attorney still be lieves him innocent and will continue the case, believing Rell's confession tc be a strong indication that he is nol sound mentally. STATE LEGISLATURE. Rep. Chamberlain's temporary reliel bill for the aid of ex-soldiers and ma rines of the Spanish-American war was finally patched up so as to meet the approval of both houses and was ap proved. The conference committees from both houses withdrew the differ ent amendments which would have made the bill inoperative. Under itr present provisions it will run until August 1. Other bills passed in tht house as follows: Legalizing the taxc? assessed in the township of Ithaca. Gratiot county, for 18'JS; providing for the assessment and levy of taxes upor the property of railroad, express, tele graph and telephone companies and the collection thereof. Passed in the senate: A bill making a new judicia. circuit (3Gth) out of Cass and Var Ruren counties. The house in committee of the whole agreed to Rep. Hart's joint resolution authorizing the state board of auditor to examine into and settle the claim o.' Wm. T. Densmore, of Hudson, whe was badly injured by the premature discharge of a cannon while serving a a member of the Hudson light artil lery. Since then he has supportec himself and his wife by running hand oriran about the state, but he is now so old that he is unable to do it The bill amending the constitution so as to permit of an additional circuit judge in St. Clair county was passed bv the house, given immediate effect and has gone to the governor; also one legalizing certain bonds of Rrook township, Newaygo county, to the araouut of $0,000, and one authorizing Gladstone to rebond for S35.000 foi water works w ere passed by the sen ate and given immediate effect, ano gone to the governor. Senator lUaitianus bin rcquirinp railroad companies to submit to tht railroad commission maps of crossing! they propose to make with other road; was agreed to by committee of the. whole in the senate. Rep. Gillam's amendment to the gen. eral tax law providing that persona' property may be seized by the state for the non-payment of taxes on rea? estate, no matter in what county, tlw personal property is located, was agreed to. The law as it now stands allowi the seizure of personal property onl in the county where the real estate located, or in an adjoining county. Rep. Heinman's bill for the protcc tion of bicycle paths was agreed to ir. the house, after being amended so ai to provide that the highway com mis sioner as the ease may be, shall have the say as to where such paths shal be located. The Atkinson bill did not have sue! easy sailing in the senate as was ex peeted. The bill was sent to the gen eral taxation committee. A resolution calling on the committee to report ou this and all other similar bills in a few days was defeated. The plan of tht antis is to hold a caucus and if the im mortal 19 can agree ns to be amend ments, the bill is to be amended ani sent back to the house. Lmperior William has appointed Prince Henry, of Prussia, to succeed Vice-Admiral Von Diederichs in com mand of the German squadron Chinese waters. ir II fill 01 THE GLOB By Telegraph Giving a Brief Re sume of the Week's Events, RELIABLE AND INTERESTING. MaJ. I.vaiift, Chief of Police of Havana, Want to Itetaln Two Kx-SpanUh Detective on II In Force Treasury KecelnU and Expenditure. Two KpanUli Detective. The fact that Maj. Evans, the mili tary chief of the new police depart ment of Havana, has recommended that the Martinez brothers, ex-Spanish detectives, be retained by the detec tive bureau is causing any amount of uneasiness among Cubans, who have an intense hatred for them. The Mar tinez brothers have a record of having sent more Cubans to execution than any dozen men, with the possible ex ception of (Jen. Wcyler. During their career in and about Havana they have arrested 1,000 of the most famous crim inals, 0.i0 having received sentences ranging from bix months to 20 years. In addition they have captured 150 murderers, all of whom were con demned to death. Three alone of the 1,000 escaped oflieial punishment. February Kecelpt and Expenditure. The comparative statement of the government receipts and expenditures shows that for February the receipts aggregated $.37,079,332, a gain as com pared with February, 18'.M, of about 59,500,000. The expenditures for the month were S13, 918,929. leaving a de ficit for the month of about $0,000,000. The receipts for the eight months of the present fiscal year were $325,113,- 187, against 274,557,900, for the same period last year. The February re ccipts from customs were $10,921,572, a gain over the same month in 189S, of nearly 82,000,000; internal revenue re ceipts, $19,224,499, show a gain of nearly $7,210,000. New War Association. A new association, to be known as the Spanish-American War Veterans' association, is about to be formed, and a call has been issued for a convention to be held in Washington September 4, 5 and 0. The proposed association will have for its objects the wiping out of sectionalism, the promotion of closes fraternal relations, the fostering of a more unselfish patriotism and the cor porate effort to secure the enactment of legislation, in state and nation, in the interest of soldiers, the army and navy generally. 3,000 Men Idle In Santiago. There arc nearly 3,000 men idle in the province, and 700 in Santiago, as a result of Gen. Rrooke's recent order disallowing the February estimates. Although Gov.-Gen. Rrooke has wired $30,000 required for the February pay rolls, there is still a deficit of nearly 0,000, and the orders from Havana still hold good limiting the expendi ture durinir the month of March for the entire province to 810,000. (ion. Gomez' Kequeat. Gen. Maximo Gomez has requested Gov.-Gen. Rrooke to reduce the Ameri can army of occupation in Cuba to 10, 000 men, retaining 1,000 Cuban soldiers in the service of the military govern ment. Gov., Rrooke has the proposi tion under consideration. A Speedy Itccovery. Rudyard Kipling, the poet, who has been lying at the point -of death in New York City, is now considered out of danger by his physicians, and his speedy recovery i looked for. TELEGRAPHIC BITS. Many laborers are out of work at Santiago owinir to the lack of funds necessary to keep them engaged. Runrlars blew open the safe in the East Syracuse, N. Y. postofllce and ob tained nearly $1,000 in postage stamps and money. The entire street railroad system of Ruffalo has been bought by New York and Philadelphia capital. The sale in volves some $25,000,000 of capital. Queen Marie Henriette, of Relgium, is gravely ill. Her majesty is suffer- in:? from broncho-pneumonia. Fears are entertained that she may not re cover. Poverty drove Mrs. Laura Monta ville, of Portland, Ore., insane, and af ter forcing three of her children to drink laudanum, she herself took dose and later blew out her brains with a revolver. Two of the children will recover. There is no longer a club hanging over the head of Senator Perren, of Detroit. Chairman Moore of the elec tions committee has made a final re port on the Perren-Richert contest, to the effect that the committee fovind the claim of Wm. Richcrt unfounded and Perren entitled to the seat. A syndicate has purchased 11 cigar and cicrarette factories in and about Havana, and another syndicate known as the Havana Commercial Co., capital ized at $20,000,00 ), purposes to acquire control of the larger tobacco planta tions. cisrar and ciirarette factories and tobacco trade marks on the islam of Cuba. Admiral Montojo, who was in com mand of the Spanish squadron de stroyed by Admiral Dewey in the bat tie of Manila Ray, and the commander of the Cavitc arsenal, are incarcerated in the military prison pending trial for their conduct at Manila Gen. Linares who was in command of the Spanish forces at Santiago at the time of the capitulation to Gen. Vhaftcr, will also be prosecuted. J. J. Healey, manager of the North American Trading it Transportation company, says that the output of gold this year from the Yukon will be about 820,000,000. DOINCS OF CONGHES3. The President has signed bills passed by congress as follows: Authorizing Admiral Selfridge and other oflleers of the United States navy to accept med als presented to them by the Russian government; creating the Mount Han- ier national park in the state of Wash ington; the navy personnel bill; also bills authorizing the construction of public buildings at Norwich, Conn.; St. Cloud, Minn.; Salem, Ore.; Annis ton, Ala. : Annapolis, Md.; Janesville, Wis.; Eau Claire, Wis.; Oskaloosa, la.; Creston, la.; Streator, 111. ; Columbus, Ga.; Home, N. Y.; Lead ville, Colo.; Newport, Vt.; New Iberia, La.; Car rollton, Ky.; Freeport, 111.; Winston, N. C, and enlarging public building at Macon, Ga. For taking the twelfth census; the Dullalo exposition bill; to reimburse governors of states and ter ritories for expenses incurred in the Spanish war; providing a new build ing for the department of justice in Washington; making appropriations for fortifications and other works of defense; for a bridge across the Mis souri river at Yankton, S. I).; for the relief of the international cotton press company, New Orleans; to unable the city of Albuquerque, N. M., to create indebtedness; providing for the allow ance of certain claims reported by the accounting officers of the treasury; for public buildings, additions, etc., as fol lows: Cleveland, O.; Daltimore, Md. custom house; New Rrighton, Pa.; Lock port, Pa.; Stockton, Cal. ; Los An geles, Cal., and also those authorizing First Lieut. Jno. R. Williams, 3d artil lery; Col. Victor Vifquain, 3d Nebraska volunteers, and Lieut. L. A. Rates, U. S. volunteers, to accept certain dec orations and honors from foreign po tentates. The President has approved the fol lowing bills: For the investigation of leprosy in the United States; for the purchase of sites for public building at Hastings and Norfork, Neb., Rutte City, Mont., .loplin. Mo., Seattle, Wash., Oakland, Cal., Reauniont, Tex., Abilene, Tex., Salt Lake City, Utah, Fergus Falls, Minn., Rlair, Neb., El gin, in., Jackson, ;wiss., .Menominee, Mich.; increase cost at Omaha, Neb.; addition to building at Canton, O., Dubuque, la., Hot Springs, Ark., Kan sas City, Kas., Monmouth, 111., Joliet, 111., Minneapolis, Minn.; additional property for use of postoffice at Clin ton, la.; also an appropriation of S20, 000,000 to carry out provision of peace treaty with Spain. In the senate three or more of minor bills were passed, the calendar being cleared entirely of private pension bills and of measures correcting military and naval records. Two measures of national importance were passed, the fortifications appropriation bill and the bill providing a code of criminal laws for the district of Alaska. A provision for the high licensing of li quor tratlic in the latter measure was tlefeated by a decisive vote. The con ference reports on the census and naval personnel bills were agreed to. The bill appropriating $500,000 for the Ruf falo exposition, which passed the house, was also passed, and all these measures now go to the President. The senate is rapidly clearing its desks for final adjournment. The naval appropriation bill, which ordin arily consumes the time of the senate for several days, was passed after less than five hours' debate. One impor tant amendment was made to the bill making a induction of the amount agreed upon by the house to be paid for armor plate 300 per ton, or $145 less than the amount fixed by the house, and in the event armor plate manufacturers refused to sell at that fimirc. to proceed to the construction of an armor factory at a cost of Si, 500, 000, and placing in the secretary's con trol $2,000,000 with which to operate the government plant. In the house the senate bill, carrying $1,000,000 for a new building for the department of justice, was passed and two public building bills attached by the senate to bills for pub lic buildings in other cities were agreed to, one appropriating $250,000 for building at Los Angeles, Cal., and the other $75,000 for a building at New Rrighton, Pa. The senate bill appro priating $148,000 to purchase 120,000 acres of land, in accordance with the provisionsof the treaty w ith the Lower Rrule Indians, was passcu. The amendment w hich Senator Hans brough offered to the army reorganiza tion bill and w hich became a part of that measure, prohibiting officers or soldiers from selling intoxicating drinks, in any post gr exchange, was more far reaching than first appeared. It goes further and prohibits any other person from selling such liquors in any encampment or any place used for rail itary purposes. This will exclude li quors from all military reservations. The closing day of the 55th congress was characterized by excitement, con fusion and disagreements in both the house and senate. However, the army appropriation bill was agreed to and passed, and this ami the rivers and harbors bill have gone to the Presi dent, but the armor plate amendment hung up the naval appropriation measure. The best estimates available place the aggregate of the appropriations of the 55th congress at $075,85,489. The naval nominations were con firmed by the senate without opposi tion. incse are me promotions re suiting from the naval personnel bill It settles the Schley-Sampson contro versy by making each a rear admiral with Schley two numbers in advance of Sampson. The house passed the bills giving Ruffalo and Toledo appropriations to help along their proposed expositions, The bills carry $500,000 each. The nomination of Samuel J. Rar rows to be librarian of congress has been reported unfavorable hy the sen ate committee on Jlbrarj. i WAR NOTES, Tho following dispatch was sent hy Gen. Otis in response to an inquiry re garding the number of American pris oners held by the Filipinos: "Insurg ents have not taken nor do they hold a single prisoner of war. They have three soldiers in Malolos, picked up in January, who, without permission, went among them near Cavlte and Ca loocan. I am looking after them and providing money. Have captured over 1,500 insurgent soldiers since lev. 4 and hold the majority as prisoners of war. Troops here in splendid condi tion. Detrimental reports which reach the U. S. are manufactured mostly in Hong Kong." Gen. Otis gives it as his opinion that the war will be brought to an end within three months. He says as soon as Gen. Lawton's division arrives, the American line, now stretched out for 22 miles around Manila, will be short ened and strengthened. This he claims will permit a powerful column to dash out and smash the insurgents massed beyond Caloocan and then advance on Malolos, theTilipino capital. A high gerraan authority says the motives which induced Germany to in trust the protection of Germans in the Philippine islands to the U. S. are simple. The German warships in the far east are needed in Chinese waters, owing to the recent anti-German out rages. Regarding Samoa the same au thority said Germany was awaiting the initiative of the other powers. Gen. Miller has been ordered to quarter his troops in Iloilo in the cus tom house or other public buildings and authorized them to make the nec essary cnanges at a cost not to exceeci $10,000, the same to be met from the public revenues collected at that port. Gen. Ludlow has ordered tho de struction and disinfection of the Span ish forts at San Diego, near Regla, in order to make room for the camps of the 8th and 10th regiments, which will soon be transfered there from the Ha vana parks. The Filipinos are throwing up earth works at Malabo n preparatory to put ting up another fight. Americans bombarded the town of Guadalupe, killing 50 rebels. The total number of American casu alties up to March 1 was 83 killed and 347 wounded. Wa not a Howling Success. The general conference of the Na tional Union Reform party, held at Cincinnati, was not a howling success. Its organization preparatory to nomin ating an independent presidential ticket next year, will be completed in executive committee at Ruffalo, Juno 2'J. The effort to amalgamate the Populists, Silver Republicans, Social ist Labor, National Liberty parties and either scattering elements was knocked out for the present. Dewey an Admiral. President MeKinley has signed the bill creating the rank of admiral in the navy. The commission of George Dewey to that office was made out at the navy department and had been sent to the White house previous to the signing of the bill by the President which would create the office, that it might be in readiness for his indorse ment. . Canada MincruU. Canada's production of minerals for 1898 was $9,000,000 greater than in 1897. The more important product increases were as follows: Gold, $7,073,000; coal, $924,000; copper, fG5S,000; nickel. $422, 000. The increase in copper in Ontario was over 50 per cent, and the total value of metals produced was $21,6??, 001. t'riiRuay' New President. Senor Cuestas has been elected presi dent of Uruguay. Cuestas was president of the Uruguay senate at the time of the assassination of President Dorda in August, 1S97, and assumed the pres idency ad intcrmin. Do was after wards appointed provisional governor of Uruguay. THE MARKETS. LIVK STOCK. New York Cattle Sheep Lambs Iloei Hcst praiics. .81 ;5(t54 ft Mi 40 ft S) Lower trradcs. 2 404 43 3 59 3 30 4 03 Cliicajro Host praties.... 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Huttcr, Ust dairy, 16c per lb; creamery, 22c. The secretary of war lias ordered the reinforcement of (len. Otis by six regi ments of regulars. These troops have been through the Cuban or Porto Ilican campaigns and know what it is to be under fire; how to fight Indians and how to fight in tropical jungles. The American commander at Manila will also be safeguarded against th'tj effect of a sudden and forced discharge of volunteers by the ratification of the peace treaty. In a New Yorl family the father, mother, daughter and grandfather all died at the exact age of 25.