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E A Br BLANK & BLANK. FEBFILNC.TON 8P1UKGS, SOUTH DAKOTA mruiiu ftl.00 Per Yeax, if ill Advance. »i«,Kiia sll„lf nol |n Aavlvuou A WEEK'S BUSINESS WHAT DUN SUMMARIZED SEVEN DAYS. The manufacture and sale of machin ery, implements and tools soma to be larger than ever, and, while copper, tin and lead are all a shade lower for the week, the consumption of each is very heavy. The embarrassment in the iron and steel manufacture and trade is now clearly perceived to be the result of a marked shrinkage in demands for con sumption. Bar iron is very dull. The demand for plates is very much smaller than was expected, and for sheets irreg ular and unsatisfactory, while structu ral Iron is dull and lower. There is very little doing in rails. Accounts from southern cities indicate only a fair trade, with an improvement at Atlanta and a slight improvement at Jacksonville, but increasing receipts and lower prices for cotton at New Orleans. At St. Louis business is apparently strong and building promises to begin earlier than usual. At Kansas City and Denver trade is fair: at Omaha dull, but at St. Paul excellent, snow having rheiped, and the flour trade at Minneapolis is aided by the rise in wheat. The lum ber trade there is good. At Cincinnati manufactures are active, especially in machinery. At Detroit iron is weak, but at Cleveland iu good demand, and at Pittsburg there is no special change, though the glass trade is rather dull. Chicago notes a larger trade than a year ago in nearly everything excepting dressed beef, the gains in hides and wool being especially heavy, and in dry goods and clothing sales have increased with better collections. Throughout the northwest it is note worth that country banks arc well sup plied with money, and. while the demand is brisk at .'Chicago, the market is easier. Philadelphia reports a good deiuaud for combing woo!: encouragement in the dry goods .and thoe trades and an im provement in paper, because of the gov ernment award to Pennsylvania makers. The startling death of Secretary Win- The totisi'iiesis failures occurring throughout the country during the last, seven days number 320, as compared with 3K0 la-it wi-ek. For the correspond ing week rf last year the figures wero •-.'Pi. OVER THE BORDER. lieallien •iulni Comitate Into This Country 11 From British Soil. KST SUHEKIOB, JJUI 31.—For several days past an agent of the United States treasury department has been in the city for the purpose of investigating the reported smuggling into the United States from Port Arthur, On1., of large numbers of Chinamen. Government of ficials have for some time oeen keeping 'am eye ou certain owners of small vessels Resident here and at Duiutli, but not until the close of navigation has any ac tion been taken. Since the beginning of winter, however, several enterprising individuals have gone into the business of overland transportation quite exten sively. It. seems that the celestials are brought to Canadian ports, from whence they make their way to Port Arthur. Here they are provided with transporta tion into the United States iu sleighs and wagons, iu most cases 1eing brought a distance of about 300 tniles to Two Har bors, liu n., at which point' the Duluth .ft Iron liange railroad is taken, and their ultimate destination is reached without molestation. A prominent ves sel owner of this city is one of the par tics toward whom suspicion is directed. Arrests will probably be made within a day or two. The government agents have a dozen contraband Chinamen that are being held north of here, near Port Arthur, until everything is ready for the arrests. Nothing Sow at SitrltiglieM. SI'UINGFIKI.IJ, Jan :JI.—In the house this morning the stock yards bill, the same as introduced heretofore in the senate, was introduced. Nothing was •lone in the senate, iioth houses ad journed until Monday noou. At the joint session there was no quorum pres ent. Oue ballot was taken, resulting: Oglesby, 4 Palmer, 8. Adjournment was then taken till Monday. THK council of Cincinnati has passed an ordinance making the giving of pub lic exhibitions of hypuijtjstji punishable by a line of $500. KINfiEAPo FOR A General Improvement Ni^«il-SnitiR clins GHigamnn Into the Conntry—Other Norn and Notcn. NEW YORK, Jan. 30.—R. G. Dun & o.'s weekly review of trade says: Husincss continued unprecedented in volume and satisfactory in character. Measured by the clearing house returns the trade exceeds that of a year ago by 2Ui per cent, in amount, and that means a volume of business larger than any other year at. this season. The tone iu commercial circles throughout the coun try is hopeful, and the money markets are now comparatively easy at- all points. The dry goods trade is, on t.hc whole, very satisfactory for that reason. The increasing demand for wool, though stiR confined to actual needs for consump tion, proves that the current prices, low as they are, do not arrest production. The trade in boots and shoe leather is somewhat retarded by monetary uncertainties, and there is, besides, some reason to suppose that the consumption may not be quite up to expectations. Sales in the northwest, judging from Chicago re ports, appear to exceed last year's, but •it is doubtful whether eastern sales are larger, and from Philadelphia and Haiti more come some indications that south ern sales may not be as large. doin caused a -sudden falling in the price 'be present method of preparing the of silver, .in London, it. was stated iu dis- Koch lymph. patches, but no change whatever in the financial .policy of the government is likely to result., though it may easily happen that a successor, how ever able, may not possess the fertility of resource which Mr. Wiudom has shown iu meeting the emergencies. The operations of the treasury during the week have in no way affected the money market., which is well supplied. Specu lation accordingly grows more active ami wheat, lias-advanced 3?*c, corn oats iviid coffee 15c. per 100 pounds, but cotton is :i-iiii-, lower and oil 2%c lower. ILLU. Thry Aro Grlmtlu^ a restt Don! of Wheat «Ju»t Now—An imp rinnt Contract I-ot. MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 31.—The mills last week ground the most, llour since Dee. 1, and the bulk of it was produced through the medium of steam as a motive power. The aggregate output for the week (end ing Saturday) was 141,300 barrels—av eraging 2.»,5!0 barrels daily—against 1 15,000 barrels the week before, and 117.740 barrels for the corresponding' time in 1690, and S4,I00 barrels in 1889. The mills are now running nearly as strong as they were a week ago, and will probably make as much flour for the six days as they then did. There were fourteen in operation to-day. and the number will be increased by the starting of one or two others Monday. Tim water power continues very short, and several of the mills that possess steam have lately not been trying to utilize their meager portion. The upturn in wheat Saturday caused quite an active, demand for llour to set in from domestic markets. Foreign trade is still quiet. Probably the largest and most im portant mill contract, ever let.'in this country v.as awarded here Wednesday, says the XurOacestoni. Miller. It was no loss than the complete reconstruction of the east side of the Washburn A mill, and increasing its capacity from 1.500 to 2.500 barrels. The contract goes to the Edward P. Alliscompany, of Milwaukee. The deal has been in process of incuba tion for a number of weeks, but so quietly v/as it carried to a consumma tion that scarcely a dozen persons were aware of its execution, and they wero mostly principals. The Allis company is given carte blanche to produce the best mill it knows how. and the com pany promises to make it one second to none now standing. The work of tear ing out will be commenced next week, and from that on it will be pushed witii vigor, the contractors having three months iu which t.o complete the job. The new mill will be all roller, having eighty double sets of 'Jx24 Gray roils. The other machinery will include 127 Gray flour dressers and centrifugal reels and fortv purifiers. Reliance scalpers and graders will be used on the breaks. The grain cleaners will be located in the elevator adjoining, as at present. The old machinery will be utilized to some extent, about thirty of the present puri licrs being available. The dust, collect ors of .Second Miller Glrard will be em ployed. Five breaks on wheat, are to be made. The job will involve an expenditure approximating $125,000. The Washburn Crosby company, the lessees, will bear this main part of the outlay, the Wash burn estate furnishing the rolls. SPARKS PROM THE WIRES. Tin: Servian cabinet has resigned. TIIK insurgents in Chill are steadily £a'iiing ground and have already taken several cities. WITH one exception all the fruit c.au .icrles in California have formed a com pact. with §5,000,000 capital stock to last. tifty years. Tun Nebraska senate has adopted a memorial to congress asking an appro priation of 81,000.000 for the relief of sufferers in Nebraska. TIIK strike against- the Cork Steam Packet company has ended in the sub mission of the strikers after a struggle of fourteen weeks duration. A eou.isiox occurred on the Knion Pacilic near lloneysviUe, Utah, between si freight train and a work train. About standing twenty Italians were seriously injured. TIIK strike of the sheep bui.cliers at the stock yards iu Chicago has termin a ted by the men asking their employers to take them back at any scale of wages. THI: Deutsche Aledicinische Wochen sehrift states that the German govern- I iiient does not. intend to interfere with THE MARKETS. Sioux City 1,1 ve Stork. UNION -STOCK YAIIIIH. SIOUX V. Quotations: I.ighi- a ad mixed. -J 71 JIM. :il.—Hogs—Estimated leeeipts. 1.20U. There were about. seventeen loads in the. yards when business opened tins incraing. The quality was nothing to speak of, btung made up principally of ciiiuiuun suifl' and coarse packers, and buyers could not. from tho very linlitrn of thing*, offer anything better than t.be same price.-- :is n,.rc it] yesterday. A fuw of Hie sellers. iiaviiiit little (letter grade, of lu.-g:, than their ti,•!„'(, bors and making more. .-,aii-.fac:iiry sales iu consequence quoted h« market :is steady, while the majority with course slnir on their hands called it. 5c off. The uood hog- sold ou an average of about lowur. The close was steady. Cattle- Estimated receipts. 80ft. Mist of the trading to-day was done in hold overs. There was another perceptible fall ing off in fresh receipts. Out-dde lic.vers failed to make their appearance, ioaviiu the canning company and scalpers to pull the market through. Halt' stuff sold ai. strong prices. Yearlings were about, steady. Cattle Quotation*. Pat steers, good to prune....... Fa I steers, lair to good Feeders, prime, «06®.l,000ib.-:... Feeders, fair to good Stockers, prime. Stockers. fair to good Stockers, common Yearlings, .. .-UU&ViO .. 2.:«&.r>5 alsslt*) I Cannorn ,.5. ... Bulls, choice 'sa»-'?• Hulls, common iv.ji.T'-ii Calves ,A^?.V.,r Calves (veal) .. CHICAGO. .)au. ai. cioslns Wheat, ftejdy cash. iWcj 'May, «i.oo ,4-: .)„iy. Corn—Steady r,ij .f5li -..f^,-: M:lv 53o. Oats—Steady cash, 41 May, 4fi' c. Itye—1' irm at rlc. Marley—Steady at r':vijs3cc. J*'l».\—ji.ai'ij. I'rime Timothy—Kiriu ntSl.^'TSr.t Whisky—11.14. Provisions Pork cash. May, St'i.-.. Lard tinu cash, SS.I.VSxVTT',' ftlav 5IU0. (Short ribs firm cash. $4.tS3@4.70. s,.u I'Tr^r'.'"61" I,eav' 1 und light green salted,5!4®5^c gre«n. 4yS4-.'c salted bull, 4ic green salted calf, Sc dry flint, tic dry saited hides. dry calf deacons, each, 20c. Tallow—Sifiudv: No. l, c: S". cake. 4c. a sailc soi'.d packed, Now lorn r-i'oduee. A'ISW Von .iu,,. Wlieat—Strong May. *1.Oily 1.07?... Corn--.«lr.-:c,M-|.: So. li.'.'J.-jtfiUilKc. 1 J!|tS"-.''•rnier -.vuslern. iroVisions-PorK j|rw .Vl.. sil.00@l 1.60. Lard steadv at80.07[jutter weak: west- MS TASK IS FINISHED SUDDEN DEATH OF SECRETARY WINDOM. He Expires of Heart Disease Alter Re sponding: to a Toant in a Now tortt City Banquet Hall—Heroin Efforts Made to Save His Life—Hiograpliical Sketch. NEW YORK. Jan. 29.—Hon. William Wiudom, secretary of the treasury of the United States, died to night at 10:05 o'clock In the banquet hall at Dclmoni co's, where he was the guest of the New York board of trade and transportation. His had been the first toast of the even ing. He had finished the response, seated himself, swooned at once, and died almost immediately. Every effort to restore him was made, but in vain. He died of heart disease. Tin great as semblage at once dissolved. Mr. Win dom had been the only speaker. In the early evening the members of the board of trade and transportation gathered in the reception parlors at Del r.ionico's and welcomed the guests and friends from near and far. Perhaps the WILIAAM wry DOM. most. prominent wore Secretaries Windom and Tracy, of the treas ury and navy respectively. Novia Scotia had a representative present iu the person of her attorney-general, Mr. Longley. Canada, too. was there, in the person of Hon. Wiiford Laurier. Mr. Windom, dignified of mieiiy as usual, was apparently in perfect health. All formed a jolly procession to the banquet hall, where the niembers and guests were seated, the members at the tables upon the floor and the guests at the long table upon the raised platform. The aged Capt. Ambrose Snow, president of the board, was in the center place. At his right he seated Mr. Wiiidom and upon his left Mr. Bayard. The dinner was completed shortly after o'clock, and Mr. Windoiu, intro duced by Judge Arnoux. responded to the toast, "Our country's prosperity de pendent upon its instrument, of com merce." He finished his speech at *.):55 o'clock. It had been remarked that he was reading it off hurriedly from printed copy, going faster and faster as he neared the end, and at the last he had requested the audience not to applaud. A quiver of fear shot through the as semblage like an electric, shock as the speaker finished. Mr. Windom was erect under the glare of the gas lights, with the faces of all turned toward him. For a moment the. secre tary stood silent, while the banqueters, equally silent, watched him. It was a moment that no one who was present will ever forget. Then Mr. Windom sat down quietly, too quietly, many thought, in his seat, and Toast-Master Arnoux arose to intro I duce ex-Secretary of State May aid as the next speaker. He began a short speech, but had uot proceeded far when Mr. Windom gave a short, sharp moan of anguish and fell back iu his chair, His face grew purple. His lower limbs I stiffened aud stretched out under the table. His eyelids opened and shut spasmodically, but there was no gleam of intelligence in the eyes which were rapidly losing the luster of life. The cigar which he had been smoking was held between the grim clinch of the teeth. For only a moment he appeared thus. A cry went up from those sitting near the guest table, "Look, look at Mr. Windom!'' Every eve was turned to the man whose voice had just ceased. As they looked he collapsed iu his chair aud was I fftlling to the floor. Tils faco was ghastly and a cry of horror arose from the late festive banq (letters. There was an immediate rush on the part of all toward Mr. Windom's chair, but several doctors who were present at the dinner got there first and drove them back. They were Drs, Robinson, Dtirant, Whitnev", Fisher and Bishop. Dr. Kobinson bent down, and making a close examination ot the prostrate from, discovered that the heart was yet. beating, and with the assistance, of udge Trua*, Capt. Snow and oue or r'* r.MXk&i!&> t',e %.TjiKis 75 South Omaha Live Stock. SOUTH OMAHA, .Ian. 31.—How-Estimated receipts. 0,000. Official yesterday. s,65ss shipments, none. Hogs opened r, iower. soillnx from $:email@example.com. Cattle—Estimated receipts, t.suo. cial yesterday, 1,5K5. Shipments, (io irs. Chicago Produce. others, carried him into r°0m behind the banquet, hall and ., rap. idly growing cold. This was at exactly 10:05 p. m. For six minutes the electric shocks were applied incessantly, but without success. lie was pronounced dead. "I would say that the cause of death was apoplexy,said Dr. Kobinson, --if it was not for the history of heart disease, om- 1 ,am inclined to think that heart disease killed him. Mr. Windom was subject to lits of heart failure. On Tuesday last, he was seized with an attack while on the steps of the treasury at Washington, but he did not lose consciousness, and was able to take care of himself." At 10:11 p. tu. .1 udge Arnoux came out of the room where lay Mr. Windom, aud announced to the diners that Secretary windom. whom they had had the pleas ure of hearing only a few minutes be fore, had breathed his last. '"He is dead," he said. This was Iho announcement that, was uttered iu a voice midway between a sob and a whisper through that gaily dedecked banquet hall, around which still hung the funeral pail smoke of the after din ner cigar. "He is dead." The words went to the heavts of every man that heard them. They could hardly believe that the bril liant orator of a few moments before, aglow with enthusiasm, predicting the future policy in thft treasury, was now only inanimated clay. Ilis voice was forever silenced, and his last words were for his country. Silence fell upon the men who were only a few minutes be fore clamoring for news of Mr. Wiudom. Judge Arnoux. on retiring with the unconscious man, had announced that Mr. Windom had only fainted, and it was not thought by those remaining that it was as serious as it proved to be. When it was officially announced that the. secretary was dead,' Secretary Tracy at once, went to the naarest telegraph of fice and sent a message to President Harrison, informing him of the untimely eveutand requesting him to communi cate with Mrs. Windom, and have her start on the 11:10 train for New York. Tliis will bring the widow to the city by 7 o'clock in the morning, and not until then can any arrangements be made for the removal of the body. The scene that ensued when the death was ofiicially announced is beyond de scription in mere words. Gradually the oxcitement abated and the death certifi cate was issued, signed by Drs. Whitney and Robinson, giving the cause of the deatli as, first, cerebral hemorrhage, and. second, coma. Undertaker Huylcr, of Grace church, was summoned and put in charge of the remains. The body was taken to room •J5 of the Fifth Avenue hotel, where Sec retary Tracy and Attorney-General Mil ler received it. Later in the night President Snow telegraphed to President Harrison that the body would be sent to Washington on a special train in the morning, in charge of a special committee. William Wlndoni was born in Helinnnt. county. Ohio, May 10, IS'.T. He received an academic education, studied law at Mt. Vernon. O.. and was admitted to the oar in 1S ")0. In IS.'!.' he became prosecuting attor ney of Knox county. In lS.'iS he removed to Minnesota and soon afterward was chosen to congiess i-.s a republican, serving from JS50 to l«G:i. Iu t.hnt body he served two terms us chairman of the committee on Indian .i(fairs, and also was at the bead of the spe ci:ti commit tec to vi-lt the western tribes In !-IM. and of that on the conduct, of the coni rsioncr of indian alTairsin l!jti7. In 1ST!) ie was appointed United Stutes senator to till tlie unexpired term of Daniel S. Norton, deceased, ami subsequently was chosen for thi' term thai ended in 18S7. lie was re elected for tne one that closed in 1SS3, mid rc-ijjiied iu lSsl to enter the cabinet ot President tJarlleld as secretary of the treas ury, but retired on the accession of Presi dent Arthur the same year and was elected by the Minnesota legislature to-serve the. remainder of hi-t term iu the senate. In that body he served as chairman of the conunittiii son appropriations, foreign af fairs and transportation, lie wits appointed secretary of the treasury by President Har rison ami since served iu that capacity. He left Washington yesterday morning, appar ently in perfect, health. HJS LAST WOKIJS. Bits of Wisdom From Windom's Lip* Ile inre They Grew Cold. The concluding paragraph of Secre tary Windom's speech, delivered imme diately before his deatli, was as follows: Hive us direct and ample transportation facilities under the American flag, and controlled by American citizens a currency !ound in quality and adequate In quantity an international bank to facilitate ex changes and a system of reciprocity care fully adjusted within the lines of protec tion, and not only will our foreign com merce again invade every sea, but every American industry will be quickened anil our whole people will feel the impulse of a new and enduring prosperity. HKAKD AT ANOTBKK BANQLKT, !SUL Washington Officials Receive the News Amid Merry Making. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.—The news of Secretary Windom's sudden death in .New York last night was not received here until a late hour, and at midnight was kuown to but. lew. Iu official life— to the president aud among his brother cabinet officers and their families—the news came about 11 o'clock like a pall at the dinner and musical entertainment given last, night by Postmaster-General Wanamaker to the president and cabinet. The guests assembled had enjoyed their excellent menu aud were being enter tained with a soul-inspiring musical en tertainment, with O. .1. Uushnell. and Miss Kiliot, of .New York, as baritone aud soprano, and Miss Hare at the piano, when the sad news came in a dis patch to the postmaster-general. The president and Mrs. Harrison, Sec retary and Mr». lilalne—in fact all the cabinet or some members of their fami lies, except Secretary Windom and Atty. Gen. Miller, were present. Mrs. Win dom, her two daughters and a lady friend were also present,. When the sad news came, at the sug gestion of Secretary illaiue or the post master-general, Mrs. Windom's friend, who had been informed of the death, feigned serious illness, and occompanied by the secretary's wife and daughter, was taken to Secretary Windom's bomb. There the news was broken to Mrs. Win dow and her daughters. It. was followed by a scene of desolate and indese-bable grief. As soon as Mrs. Windom left the Wanamaker mansion the brilliant ar.d joyous entertainment came to an end and the guests dispersed. The President and Mrs. Harrison had started home a mo ment before the sad news came, only to be apprised of- it when they reached the executive mansion. NO AltltANGKMKNTS YKT. Hut Hie Funeral Will Probably Ii« HeUI on Monday. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.—The time of the funeral will depend upon the arrival of Mr. Windom's son, who is somewhere iu the south, but probably it will take place on Monday. Assistant Secretary Nettleton, who has been on a visit to Oberlin, O., is expected t.o reach here this afternoon. As he is the senior assistant secretary he will probably be designated' to act as secretary of the treasury" tem porarily. From an early hour this morn ing there has been a constant stream of carriages arriving at the family residence on Massachusetts avenue, bearing friends who called to manifest their love and sympathy for the stricken family. THK II.I.liSTmOl/'.S UEAO. r4ler»l, Municipal autl Private lluiUtliign lra|i»l In Mourning—The Senate Ad journs Out «t' Iteapact. NKW VOHK, .Ian 30.—The remains of Secretary Windom were taken from this city on a special train this forenoon aud will arrive'in Washington late this after noon. Flags are at half mast ou all federal, municipal and other buildings, and ou many private residences, and colors are draped inmourning for the illustrious dead. The special committee appointed last night escorted the remains to Wash ington, as did also Secretary Tracy and Attorney-General Miller. The coroner made an examination of the body this morning, after which it was placed in a casket and removed to the railroad depot. Adjourned Out of Keapeut. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.—Immediately after the reading of the journal the sen ate adjourned as a murk of re.,pcct to the late Secretary Windom. The house, after a few alTccting words of tribute as to the worth of the deceased secretary of the treasury by Representa tive Dtinnell, of Minnesota, on motion of McKinley, as a mark of respect to the deceased, adjourned. EFFECT ON HUSIJiESS. The Heath of Secretary Windom CInnrly Visible in All the Government Depart mente. WASHINGTON, .Tan. 30.—The effect, of the death of Secretary Windom was clearly visible in all the departments of the government, this morning. While the treasury department was the only building actually, closed, business was practically suspended in the others. The president is very deeply grieved over the loss of his friend, and this morning gava instructions that he could see no one on business to-day. Gen. Spalding, who is acting secretary of the treasury, ordered the department closed for the day, and the Hags on all the executive depart ments have been placed at half mast, and the treasury department is dressed in mourning. At a meeting of the bu reau chiefs and heads of departments in the treasury department, it was decided that they go in a body to the railroad station this afternoon and meet the body when it arrived. A committee to draft appropriate resolutions was .also ap pointed. IteRolutlonft or Comlolvnce. Sr. PAITI.. Minn., Jan. 30.—The house this morning adopted resolutions ex pressing sorrow at. the. death of Secre tary Windom. WINUOM'ei SICCKSSSOK. All Sorts ot Gossip About Cabinet Change)* —Many NaiiieR Suggested. WASHINGTON. .Ian. 31.—The death of Secretary Windom has started fp all sorts of gossip about cabinet change.-., and at least half a dozen names have been suggested as likely successors to the. deceased statesman. Among the list of so-called probabilities are Scnatpr Spooner, of Wisconsin Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Island, and Congressmen Can non and McKinley. Hut for the fact that Wisconsin is already represented in the cabinet, Senator Spooner would be looked upon as the one of the four above mentioned most likely to be invited into the cabinet circle, and inasmuch as Sen ator Sawyer has declared his intention of retiring from congress in order that Mr. Spooner may have a clear field two years hence, he would probably like to fill out the gap in his senatorial career by a brief term in the cabinet.. But Secretary Rusk already represents the state of Wisconsin in a satisfactory man ner, and besides this Senator Spooner's tastes have always tended toward legal rather than financial problems. As to Senator Aldrich, that gentleman is very well oualilicd to lill the vacancy, but he has no desire to leave the senate, and besides ho comes from a state too insignificant to count if political ques tions are to govern the selection. Mr. Cannon has very little chance, but Mc Kinley has been the immediate repre sentative of the administrative policy on the Uoor of the house. Maj. McKinley is in direct touch with the president on the tariff and silver questions, as well as upon the many financial problems which are constantly causing the execu tive branch of the government so much trouble. No one in congress or out of it so well understands the views of President Harrison upon all financial matters as the present chair man of the committee of ways and means. His reputation is international and whatever may be the sentiment of the world upon the wisdom of his course in congress there can be no question but that, lie is universally regarded as one. of the greatest and most prominent men in American public life. Maj. McKinley may, and probably will be. invited to a seat around the cabinet table. There are, of course, men outside of congress who may be considered iu this connection, and there is one inau whose name has been on the lips of the poli ticians whose chances would seem to be very fair indeed for a cabinet, appointment. This one is ex-Senator Sewell, of New Jersey, whose well known friendship for the president has been prominently brought to the atten tion of the country within the past year: who is said to have been invited into the cabinet before the inauguration of Presi dent-Harrison. When will the vacancy be filled? is a question every one is asking. Under the law it can exist ten days only with out. a temporary appointment, at least. It is not. thought that the president will fill i* at once, although President Ar thur transferred Judge Gresbam from the postofliee to the treasury within three days after the death of Judge Fol ger. President Cleveland nominated Vilas to succeed Lamar and Dickinson to succeed Vilas on the same day that La mar was nominated to the supreme bench, but- the same president allowed some days to intervene .between the death of Secretary Manning and the ap pointment of Mr. Fairchilu. Xuw YOKK, Jan. 31.—Tbepresident. of the board of trade will appoint a com mittee of liftecn to attend the funeral. The New York Clearing Hous^ associa tion has appointed a funeral committee and adopted eulogistic resolutions. The news of tlie death of Secretary Windom start-lei Wall street.. The only appre ciable financial effect., however, was the fall in the price of silver bullion, the London price declining, from 4?3j'd to 4ti „d, and New York declining accord ingly. The death is looked upon by the silver men here as rendering the passage of any silver bill this scssiou unlikely. The. majority of financiers were of the opinion that Mr. Windom's successor would undoubtedly be a man who would carry out the policy of the dead seen* tary, which, it was believed, was in all respects in accordance with the ideas of the president. There is much discussion as to a probable successor, but the onlv names so far mentioned a lis those of Senators Allison and Spooner. tVom Kinuia Abbott's JCemalnx. CHICAGO, Jan. 30.---I- mma Abbott's re mains are still iu the vault at Gr'aeelaiid cemetery and there is no immediate pros pect of their being removed for crema tion. It is stated that the real reason for the delay in the matter is the opno sition of Mrs. Abbott to having her daughter's body burned. The thought of cremation is abhorent to the aged lady and she is said to be completely prostrated at what she calls the "horri ble ceremony." Consequently the execu tors of the will who live in New York and have the matter iu charge are desir fnrti, ?V,vd!"s' 1 as far as FliTV-l'ltei CONBUEss BUSINESS TRANSACTED |N BOTH BRANCHES. Meiuarot of More or Leu Importance trmlnceil by Varlou* Member* and th" Disposition of the Same—A Ciindenscrt Report. •WASHINGTON. Jan. 20.—The senate at, noon in continuation of the legislative day of Thur.-day, the pending question be ing the resolution to amend the rules bv providing a method of closing dobato. Sen ator Morgan resumed the floor and continued his argument in opposition to the proposed rule and the elections bill. At 1:20 o'clock Senator Morgan yielded for a..motion by Senator Wolcott to proceed totheoonsldcra tion of th5 apportionment bill. Senator Dolpli moved to lay the motion on the table and the motion was rejected by a vote of U5 to 34, eight, republicans voting with tl)t. democrats. A number of petitions, etc.. were laid before the senate, including •, large number from the wostern states, for and against the Conger lard bill and Un, Torrey bankruptcy bill. Senator movcii that, tlu- senate proceed to the con sideration of the bouse bill to adjust the accounts of laborers and others under the eight-hour law. Pending action the senntc adjourned. WASIIISOTON, Jan. 20.—Tho usual skirm ish in the house took place to-day as to the reading and approval of the journal. Tin journal was finally approved and the ,vo.i. and nays were then ordered on a motion that the house go Into committee ot the whole on the naval appropriation bill, but the call of the roll was Interrupted by the information given by Mr. Rogers, of Arkan sas, that the force bill was defeated in the senate. Then the democrats gavo cheer after cheer. The speaker's gavel was ful some time ineffectual to check tho demo cratic enthusiasm. The house then went into committee of the whole on the naval appropriation bill, aud soon after ad journed. WASHINGTON. .Ian. 27.—The senate met at noon and the journal of Thursday. Fri day. Saturday and Monday was rend and approved. Among the petitions presented and referred was one by Senator Fr.vc. in favor of having potatoes received jby the government, and treasury certificates .Issued thereon at ?1 per bushel. The bouse bill to prevent counterfeiting wa passed, with amendments. Senator Dolpli's resolution iu regard to tho jtower of a minority to compel the attendance of absentees, went over. Tho hoists bill for tho payment of the Indian dopredatJun claims was considered until S o'clock, when the apportionment bill was taken up, the question being on Senator Davis' amend ment, giving an additional member oacli to Arkansas. Minnesota, Missouri and New York. No action was taken and the seuatf soon adjourned. WASHINGTON. Jan. 27.—The approval of the journal occupied lialf an hour. Mr. Springer offered a resolution reciting that the speaker's conduct yesterday In deciding a motion dilatory-was unlawful. Mr. •Mc Kinley made a point of order that the ques tion was not a privileged one. Tiiespoaker sustained the point of order: tho speaker appealed and on Mr. RloKinleyV motion, the appeal was tabled, 13S to II)-V The speaker laid before the house a mes sage from the president, vetoing the bill au thorising Oklahoma City to issue bonds to railroad 'companies. The bill was passed for a railroad bridge over tho Missouri river between Council IilutVs aud Omuba. The house went into committee of the whole ou the military academy appropriation bill, iu the course of a general debate Mr. Korers. of Arkansas, referred to the re cent. Indian war as unprovoked and inde fensible. The Wounded Knee affair was tho most shameful murder in tho annals of our history. Mr. i'lower favored a search ing investigation fnto the causes of ihe war. Mr. I'eel, of Arkansas, and, Mr. Cutcheon. of Michigan, defended the nrmy and courted thorough investigation. After some talk of Messrs. S pi nol a and Bland on the elections bill tho coinmltieir 1-01:0 aud the house adjourned. WASHINGTON. Jan. 2S.~-The bill to ratify and coniirm the agreements with the .::tc and l'o.x nat of Indians and the I..-.va tribe, of Oklahoma, was passed. The I'.iu.se apportionment bill was then taken up. After a long debate, participated in by Senators Washburn, Davis, Gorman, Car lisle and others, the bill was laid aside, after a statement, from «ale that, lie would ask a vote to-inorro\?. After executive session the senate adjourned. WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 The journal of yesterday's proceedings was approved with out a question this morultig. After Hie transaction of some routine business the house went, into committee of the whole on the military academy appropriation bill. Without making any progress tvHIi the bill, the committee rose and tho house ad journed. WASHINGTON, Jan. 3d.—'The bill oreatinir the office of fourth assistant poslmastcr seneral was passed. The senate then pro ceeded to the consideration of the appor tionment hill. The amendment, to iucre:t«c the representation of Arkansas from six in seven was rejected—yeas. 33 nays. 33— Senators Davis, McMillan, Paddock, Stew art and Washburn voting with the demo crats. The amendment to increase the inne.sota representation by one was re- jeeted—yeas, 3J nays. 32. Senator Case* voted with the democrats, two of whom did not vote. The a monument to increase Mis souri's representation by one was rejected. Senators Day is. l'addock and Washburn voting aye with the democrats, and Seu ators t'usey, McMillan aud Stewart votini! no. 1 he amendment to increaso tho rep resentation of New York from thirty-four to t.hjrty-fivi was rejected. 2 to Sen ators Davis and l'addock were the only re publicans voting iu the affirmative. Sen ator Davis then withdrew t^ic amendment fixing the total inini! rr of rcprtrsenlaiitrcs at. 3li0. Senator Herry then offered an amendment fixing the total number at 35!l. giving one more ear to Arkansas. Minne sota. nnd New u:'U. it, was laid on the table. Senators Davis and Washburn votiug in Uie negative. 'I he bill was then paused exactly as il came from the house—yeas. 37 nays, 24—a strictly party vote. The re apportionment hill, as Hnally tiassed, pro vides for a. house of :jiti members, being twenty-four more than at pro -out. (Jiving the political complexion to the states l-ltey had at the last election the dem vrrats gain six votes, the republicans eighteen. Tlie electoral colley,. will have 141 voles, but the hill does nol propose that, the apportion ment will lie operative in (he next presi dential election. A1 the afternoon session tho army bill va- «Usrus*ed. Adjourned. W ASHING'J'ON, 1I Possible, any fuither infliction or pain by what m«y be called undue haste in carrving out the burial program. Jan. '.Ml.—Tho bouse journal was approved without- objection aud the House 1 ben j,llo committee of Un I3!?," ",e m""ary academy uppropria- 11011 Dill. After a long debate of a political character, the committee I-O-KI aud the house adjourned. WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.—Hotli the senate and house adjourned to-day without trans acting business, out of respect to the mem ory of the late Secretary Wiudom. 'lhe Situation in chili. i-.Mis Avill's, Jan. 31.—War news continues to conic, from Chili, but the in fonun ijon sei'ius i.o emanate in tho main from sources favorable to the insurgents and unfavorable to the Chilian govern ment. I'resident Halinaceda's now said to have announced his willingness to negotiate lor terms of peace with the rebels, who seeni to be victorious 011 all sides. One of the stipulations insisted upon the president, is that if negotia uons are to proceed Valparaiso is not to be blockaded while the parleying con tinues. The rebels, it is added, insist that the president must resign. Some compromise favorable to the interests of liitiropean merchants and financiers is looked forward to, according to latest »dviccs.