Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, March 01, 1894, Image 2
p.Httsmouth Journal C W. SHERMAN. Publisher. TLAITSMOVTIL : NFCRASITA- The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Parts. CONGRESSIONAL R( irnlar Session. Thb senate was not In session on the 17th.. ..In the house Mr. Bland was again unable to secure a quorum to close debate on the silver seignior age bill Mr. Hicks (Pa.) introduced a bill for the encouragement ot the mining of silver In the United Slates and the formation of silver cuarantee banks. Eulogies were pronounced on the late Representative Lilly, of Pennsyl vania. On the 19th the Hawaiian resolution was called up In the senate and Senator Daniel (dem., Va.) spoke In support of It. The nomi nation of Senator Edward D. White, of Loui siana, as associate Justice of the supreme court was received from the president and was confirmed ... In the house the effort to secure a quorum to order the previous question on Mr. Bland's Motion to close debate on the silver eign!orage bill was unsuccessful. The session of the senate on the 2)th was devoid of special interest. Senator Daniel Va.t concluded his spoech on the Hawaiian question, and while supporting the course that has b--ea followed by the administration, he declared that now there was nothing to do but recognize the new government and wish it god speed In the house the deadlock on the HI ind seigniorage bill was not broken. On the "1st the Hawaiian resolution was further discussed In the .senate after a lively debate tetween several members on the tariff quf-stion. ..In the bouse Mr. Bland again failed to secure a quorum on his motion for a vote on the seigniorage bill, and after four hours of fruitless roll-calls the hoube ad journed. In the senate on ths 22d a resolution was of fered to instruct the finance committee to pre pare a bill for tne free coinage of silver at the ratio of Id to 1. Also a resolution directing the judiciary committee to prepare a joint resolu tion, providing for tae election of senators by a direct vote of the people- Adjourned to the "6th.... In the house a bill was Introduced to enforce reciprocal commercial relations be tween the United States and Canada and one to repeal that part of the act ot 1875 which au thorizes the secretary of the treasury to issue bonds. Exciting events growing out of the w holesale arrest of members for being absent led. to disorder and tumult, vhicb. after con tin Ins; for hours, was suddenly terminated in an adjournment. DOMESTIC Euwaro C. Gkamm, sent to jail vt Harrisburg, Pa., for assault and bat tery upon the oath of a brother, com mitted suicide. Feed Meyers and Anton Skinhoi were suffocated by gas in a hotel in Kenosha, Wis. Grain men say the recent heavy snow will make a wheat crop of 100, 000,000 bushels in Kansas. Thirty-seven of the fifty-eight coal miners charged with riot at Pittsburgh, Pa., were found guilty. By a n-istake Mr. Luke, of Nashville, I1L, was confirmed by the senate as postmaster at Nashville, la. The steamer Australia sailed for Honolulu, Hawaii, from San Francico, bearing1 fifty cases of rifle cartridges. Rev. Joshua C. Briggs, supposed to have been killed by a train near Ot tawa, O., was murdered. Fire partly destroyed the Illinois state building on the world's fair grounds. Two women were fatally hurt near Olanthe, Kan., by the explosion of dynamite placed in a stove to thaw. The lumber output of the Pacific northwest has decreased during the last year 700,000,000 feet. Mrs. Lease, of Kansas, claims to be a mason and says she will organize lodges of women throughout this coun try. School officials of Concordia, Kan., have resolved to withhold the pay of any woman teacher who marries during the term. The works of the Griswold Oil com pany at Warren. O., were destroyed by fire with 80,000 barrels of linseed product. Loss, 1175,000. Gov. Rich, of Michigan, formally re moved from office Secretary of State Jochin, Treasurer Hambitzer and Land Commissioner Berry, the erring officials who failed to canvass the returns upon the salaries amendment last spring. Chas II. Lusosib, of New York, was elected president of the League of American Wheelmen at the annual meeting in Louisville. Surrounded near Visalia, Evans and Morrel. the notorious California ban dits, surrendered to the officers. Jim Mitchell, of Richmond, Tex., a man long known for a desperate char acter, shot to death three men, one lit tle child and wounded a woman in the railway depot at Houston. A suit which involves St. Louis prop erty valued at $30,000,000 has been brought by the heirs of Jean Baptiste BecruitL A warrant was issued for the arrest of Gov. Hogg, of Texas, who was said to have killed a deer in the close sea son. Indianapolis laboring men refused to work in relays with their unem ployed fellows and a riot was narrowly averted. In South Chicago 470 families, J, 500 poverty-stricken persons, were depend ing upon the relief society for the nec essaries of life. The immense tin can and japanned ware factory in Chicago of Norton Bros, was burned, the loss being $600, 000. Six hundred employes were thrown out of work. Chaska. the Santee Indian at Chey enne River agency, S. D. who was married to Cora Bell Fellows three years ago, has eloped with a copper colored belle. Three boys were killed and six in jured by the explosion of a boiler on a plantation near Houma, La. Mrs. F. J. A doe and Mr. McDonald son were fording a swollen stream near Colfax, CaL, when the wagon overturned and they were drowned. Matthew R. Asuton, convicted of murdering his aunt, Mrs. Daniel Stone, died of smallpox in the Dane county (Wis. ) jail. Frank Cripe, who has served elevsn years on a life sentence for murder in Indiana, was pardoned by Gov. Mat thews. The state of Minnesota has filed suit to recover 100,000,000 feet of pine stolen jfrom school lands. Tmt thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Knights of Fythias was celebrated in various portions of the country. J. Fkomak shot his wife at Maysville, Mo., because she would not live with him and then shot himself. At Emporia, Kan., the city council passed an ordinauce prohibiting the sale of cigarettes. A bill requiring the United States flag to be displayed on all Iowa school buildings during school terms was passed by the legislature. Over 5,000 threatening men gathered at the state house in Boston and de manded aid. They were finally dis persed by the police. Two Mexicans armed with rifles secured a large amount of booty by robbing a stage coach near Spearfish, S. D. Me mb ei of the Illinois Press associa tion began their twenty-ninth annual meeting at the Lexington hotel in Chi cago. By a St. Paul train striking a funeral procession in Chicago Joseph Hugo and George Rossewhilo almost lost their lives. The Masonic Benevolent Association of Central Illinois has failed. It had J11.101.3S to pay death losses of $124, 331.35. Enraged residents of Stanton, Ala., were avenging the murder of Mrs. Ruckerby killing a number of negroes. The barbers' Sunday closing law has been declared constitutionalal by de cision of the Michigan supreme court. ATtheir annual meeting in Louisville Denver was chosen by the national wheelmen for the -next meeting place. Negroes were barred from member ship. The Second Congregational church at Kockford, 111., was destroyed by fire, the loss being $: 00,000. With difficulty 213 female inmates were rescued from the burning insane asylum at Rochester, N. Y. The loss was $120,000. A ONE-THOU8AND-barrel-a-day oil well was struck at Fostoria, O. It was said to be good for 5,000,000 feet of gas a day. As A jury was being polled on its verdict in a case at Galena, 111., one suddenly changed his mind. The residence of Simon Jacobson, a San Francisco money lender, was en tered by burglars while the occupants were asleep and robbed of $12,000. The report of the state board of health of Indiana for 1S93 shows that 21,149 marriages took place in the state that year. There were 83,76 births and 61,S05 deaths. All kinds of fruit in Texas have been badly damaged by cold weather. A party of American capitalists will go to San Domingo to place its finan cial and economic system on a more solid basis. R. Clark Forsyth, a Chicago real estate man, was robbed of $25,000 by three men while riding on the platform of a Wabash avenue car. The business portion of Watertown, Conn., was destroyed by fire. Mrs. Sophia Beresford, wife of a prosperous San Francisco drayman, died of glanders, contracted from a horse. J. H. Hofewell and wife, restaurant keepers at Des Moines. Ia., committed suicide by taking morphine. Business reverses were the cause. During a quarrel at nagsr, Mich., Frederick Westfall fatally cut his wife with a knife and then killed himself. Fire caused a loss of $200,000 in the wholesale business district of Quincy, 111. Erastus Wiman, the well-known capitalist and railroad magnate, was arrested in New York on two charges of forgery. Ill health caused the resignation of W. O. llughart, for twenty-two years president of the Grand Rapids & In diana railway. A schedule of 120 games has been adopted by the Western Baseball asso ciation. The season will open May 5. Omaha police uncovered a gang of female counterfeiters and two of its members were under arrest. Five woodchoppers were caught in a siiowslide near Verdi, Nev., and only one was rescued alive. The report of Statistician Robinson, of the agricultural department, for January shows that on January 1 there were 161,733,453 farm animals in the country. Footpads attacked Dr. Francis M. Abbott at Indianapolis. He shot one of his assailants and was himself fatal ly wounded. The British steamer Fairy, of Vic tora, engaged in smuggling Chinese into this country, was seized near Point Morrowstone, Wash., by the rev enue cutter Wolcott. Charles Crouch, who died at Fay etteville. Ark., confessed on his death bed that he had murdered three per sons in the last few years. Rev. J. F. Henslit, of the Methodist Episcopal church, who had been hold ing a series of protracted meetings near Flora, 111., was killed by a runaway team. Mrs. Freda Rothschild, of Omaha, was badly disfigured by a tramp pour ing coal oil upon her and setting her on fire. Eight men were killed by an explo sion in the coal mines at Blossburg, N. M., and three others were injured. It was understood in New York that Erastus Wiman would plead guilty to forgery and trust to the court's leni ency. Repeated attempts to burn Peca tonica, 111., have aroused the residents to excitement and extra precautions. Washington's birthday was observed in many places throughout the coun try. - Secretary Morton has written a let ter saying the government has no busi ness appropriating money for thistle extermination. The executive board of the Knights of Labor declared a general boycott on St. Louis' English syndicate beer. A bronze tablet was erected in Bal timore to mark the spot where the con tinental congress met in 1776. Five men were killed and several injured by the ex'plosion of a boiler in a mill at Compte, La. TnE steamer Oceanic arrived at San Francisco, bringing news that nothing of importance had occurred in Hono lulu since last advices. The Culver building in St. Louis oc cupied by the Tyler Desk company and the Udell Woodenware company was destroyed by fire, the loss being $250, 000. Jacob Heaston, living at Warren, Ind., handed over $1,500 to three masked midnight robbers, turned over and went to sleep. Alderman Wadsworth hoisted the English flag above the American at Philadelphia, but residents made him haul down the first. The farmers of the Indiana gas belt have organized a series of detective as sociations for the apprehension of criminals. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. Richard 1'. Dana, who went around the world five times, died at his New York home. Julia Tunison (colored) died at Newark, N. J., aged 114 years. The National Woman Suffrage asso ciation in session in Washington re elected Susan B. Anthony as president. Joseph Keppler, the caricaturist, the editor and part proprietor of Puck, died at his residence in New York, aged 59 years. Mrs. Monette Love died in the home of her grandson, Julius Jacobs, in New York, at the age of 105 years. New Jersey's rival senates have been forced by Gov. Werts to submit to the arbitrament of the supreme court. Official returns from all but nine of the sixty-seven counties in Pennsyl vania give Grow (rep ) for congress man at large a plurality of 180,133. Commander Edwin T. Woodward, U. S. N., died suddenly with heart failure in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., aged 50 years. The prohibitionists of Rhode Island met at Providence and nominated a full state ticket with Henry B. Metcal, of Paw tucket, for governor. FOREIGN. French imports in 1893 amounted to 3,936,000,000 francs, this being the first year since 18S3 that they have fallen below 4,000,000,000. Reports that Brazilian insurgents tired upon a launch belonging to the Newark, of the American navy, are denied. A bomb found in one of the busiest streets caused another Parisian sensa tion. The loss of the tug Millard off the coast of Nicaraugua with sixty souls on board was confirmed. Frank Randall and his wife and three children were drowned in the river near Prisido, Mexico. The deaths from yellow fever average sixty daily at Rio de Janeiro. Minister Willis reply to President Dole's letter, recently made public, was given to congress, with other Ha waiian correspondence. By another bomb explosion in Paris five persons were hurt. One infernal machine was found just in time to pre vent damage. Brazilian officers were said to be forcing American colonists into service and the American consul had been ap pealed to. Advices received in London say Guat emala has suspended payment on its ex ternal debt, owing to silver's decline. Signor Bianchebi was elected presi dent of the Italian chamber of depu ties, receiving 191 votes on the second ballot Mexico has sold 200,000 acres of land in Chiapas, on which a colony of the Salvation Army will be established. LATER. There was no session of the United States senate on the 23d. In the house the members under arrest were finally discharged from custody by dispensing with further proceedings under thecalL Mr. Bland, in another futile effort to secure a vote on the silver seigniorage bill, called the filibusters anarchists, and said: "We were sent here to do our duty, and a time when the cities are thronged with mobs and the people cannot go to bed in peace and comfort is not the time when mob law should obtain here." At the evening session to consider pensions the lack of a quo rum prevented the transaction of any business. The Indiau mission school at Ncah Bay, B. C, was burned and several In dian children lost their lives. The number of immigrants that ar rived in the United States from Europe in January was only 8,192 against 11, 330 for January, 1893. A business block and a public school building at Fort Wayne, Ind., were de stroyed by fire, the loss being 8120,000. There were 288 business failures in the United States in the seven days ended on the 23d. against 323 the week previous and 193 in the corresponding time in 1893. Jacob A. Moore, aged 86, and Mrs. Slack, his housekeeper, aged 90, were found murdered in their home in Bush ville, N. Y. Robbery was the motive. Gotham's millionaires were subscrib ing liberally to the fund for relief of the unemployed. W. W. Astor gave 810,000. Jacob Smith, of Gerard county, Ky., the oldest mason in the United States, died at the age of 99 years. Seven of the eight members of the Kruger family near Michigan City, Ind., died from the effects of eating pork containg trichina. A BUG or containing Walter Black man, aged 19 years, and Miss Minta Rogers, aged 21, was struck by an en gine at Shelby, O., and both were in stantly killed. The British bark Montgomery Castle encountered fearful storms near the Azores and eight of her officers and crew were drowned. Many" settlers will be dispossessed by a decision establishing Nebraska's claim to 25,000 acres in Boyd county. Indictments were found by the grand jury at Lansing. Mich., in the election frauds case against Attorney General Ellis, Secretary of State Jochim, Treas urer Hambitzer, Land Commissioner Berry, and Clerks Warren, Potter and Bussey. MADE A JUSTICE. Senator White of Louisiana, the Recipient of a High. Honon President Cleveland Nominates Him M Justice Btatchford's Successor on the Supreme Bench, and tbe 8enat Immediately Confirms Blm. A SOUTHERN MAN SELECTED. Washington, Feb. 21. Senator White, of Louisiana, was nominated for as sociate justice of the supreme court. The senate upon receiving the nomina tion immediately went into executive session, and confirmed it at once, with out opposition. The nomination was a complete sur prise. No one had the slightest inti mation of it. Those nearest the presi dent believed that he would nominate EDWARD D WHITE. Judge Cullen, of New York. Senator White called on the president this morning by special invitation. His colleague, Senator Caffery, went with him. Upon entering the execu tive room the president tendered Senator White the nomination. Both senators were profoundly aston ished. When they recovered their composure the president expressed the hope that the senator would accepr the offer. He spoke of his legal attainments and his manifest qualifications. When he finished the senators conferred together for a few minutes. A long talk between them followed and ended with Senator White's accepting the high honor. When Assistant Private Secretary Pruden appeared at the capital there was a rush of anxious ones for him. The assistant private secretary was as much in the dark about Sena tor White's nomination as anyone The first person besides the president and the two senators to learn of it was when one of the sen ate clerks opened the official envelope brought by Mr. Pruden and laid a pa per before Senator Vilas, who was pre siding, and Senator Manderson, who was standing by. Their faces betrayed their astonishment. It is the usual custom in the senate when a senator is nomiuated to con firm him without waiting to refer the nomination to a committee. A single objection to confirmation without ref erence would earry the nomination over. At 3:05 p. m. the senate went into executive session on a motion of Senator Caffery (dem.. La.), with a view to confirming Senator White at once. The motion to con firm the nomination of Senator White as associate justice was made by Senator Pugh (dem., Ala. ), who made a speech eulogistic of the nomination and was followed by Senators Hoar, Teller, Hill and Cafferty, all except the latter members of the judiciary committee. Senator Hill said that while he regretted that the president had in his wisdom seen fit to go out side ot New York for a man for the of fice he was pleased that the choice had been made so wisely. The injunction of secrecy was re moved from the confirmation of White and the fact was made known official ly. The new justice, it is supposed, will receive his commission and bo ready to take his seat on the bench when the supreme court reassembles the first Monday in March. The nomination is considered a splendid one from a standpoint of per sonal fitness. Senator White, though serving his first term in the sen ate, is regarded by his colleagues as one of the foremost law yers of the upper house. He is a fine orator and his speech last session against the anti-option bill placed him at once in the front ranks of the senate. He is a large man of imposing presence and will make a good appearance on the bench. He was not in the senate when the nomination came in. He is a cour teous gentleman and a very popular member of the senate. Mr. White was born inthe pariah of Lafourche, La., in November, 1845. lie was educated at Mount St. Mary's, near Bmmettsburg, Mi. at tbe Jssult college" In New Orleans and at Georgetown college. District of Columbia. He served In tbe confed erate army. After the war he began study lag' law and was admitted to practice by the supreme court ot Louisiana in 1884 Six years later he was elected to the state senate. He was appointed associate justice of the su preme court of Louisiana in 1878. He waa sleeted to tbe United State senate as a demo crat to succeed James B. Kustts, taklnp bis eat March 4, 189L HiJ term will expire Marco I, 1897. Death of a Famous Cartoonist. New York, Feb. 21. Joseph Keppler, whom the public knew as the great cartoonist of Puck, died at his home. No. 27 East Seventy-ninth street, Mon day afternoon. He was stricken by an affection of the spine and for six months lay on a bed of agony. Sur rounded by his wife and three children he passed away Monday afternoon Post Office lilown Up. Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 21. The post office building at Woodlawnwas blown up and fired by unknown parties Sun day night, the fire communicated to other buildings and resulted in the de struction of the stores of May & Flem ing, J. T. Hood and Dr. McGIathery. The loss is $15,000: partly covered by insurance. It is supposed the post of fice was robbed before being blown up. Cattle Suffered bnt Little. Topeka, Kan., Feb. 21. Reports from the ranges show cattle suffered but little in the recent storms except in Kansas and Oklahoma, TRADE REVIEW. Condition of Business as Shown by Dunn and Bradatreet. New Yorl, Feb. 28. R, G. Dun fc Co.'s weekly review of trade says: "A waiting condition of business is one in which weekly fluctuations mean nothing. Business of all kinds Is .hesitating until more can be determined about the future, and mean while orders which will keep hands at work for a time are given and accepted, this week increasing aa in some others decreasing, without affording reasonable indications of the future. Prices are again greatly depressed, as low or lower than ever having been made in wheat, sil ver and some manufactured products, and neither cotton, wool nor raw iron have advanced. Tbe glutted money markets continue to show that the volume of business is stilt inadequate to employ tbe cir culation available, and the withdrawal of about 160,000,000 from the New York market by the sale of government bonds does not cause the expected strengthening of rates. With gradu ally decreasing shipments ot merchandise to other countries foreign exchange rises, and some exports of gold are expected "The volume of domestic trade does not seem to increase. In the clearing house payments the decrease Li 44.8 per cent, for the week, against 37.8 for the previous week and about 87.5 per cent, for tbe month thus far. "Industrial changes have been few, but a little better demand for some textile goods has started more mills than have slopped. There is a better feeling in fancy cottons, though some goods are a shade lower. Woolen dress goods are steady with fair demand, and though orders for heavy woolens and worsteds are light, tbey are a little better, some agents having made fair progress. Encouragement Is felt by some in the calcula tion that clothiers have done about CO per cent of the usual spring business, while manufac turers have done about 32' J per cent, so that clothiers' stocks must oe reduced. "Prices of commodities now average about 1.4 per cent, higher than a month ago, but 11.7 per cent, lower than a year ago, and. excepting Ibis year, have never been as low on tbe whole as they are now. "The failures during the last week numbered in the United States lS. against 19J last year, and in Canada 51, against 37 last year. Both in number and in magnitude commercial disasters have diminished, and in the tirst half of Febru ary the liabilities thus far reported or all firms fallng amounted to only I8.319.6-S8, of which t3,67a.845 were of manufacturing and t4,5r9,35 ot trading concerns. The aggregate of liabili ties was 9,649,252 in the llrst two weeks of Jan uary." Bradstreet's says: "The most encouraging feature of the week Is a report from Chicago that while store busi ness has fallen off order business has increased very largely, so that the total volume of trans actions In staple Unas is fully equal to that of one year ago. "Boston reports ro material change in busi ness, but improved collections, decreased fear of failures and increased offerings of com mercial paper. Trade Is quiet at Baltimore, where there Is a decrease In the volume of sales. Wool is moving more freely at Pitts burgh. Buying at Philadelphia is for imme diate wants. "There Is a fair demand for groceries, shoes and dry goods at Cleveland, but at Cincinnati transactions are limited to wants, activity being noticeable In flour and provisions only. Leading lines are dull at Detroit, except for groceries and drugs. There are fair takings of clothing, shoes and hardware from Chicago jobbers, and the cold weather has stim ulated interest in coal. St Louis job bers in dry goods are doing a fair business, but interest in hardware and furni ture has fallen off somewhat. Trade at Kansas City is fairly active, cold weather having stim ulated the demand for seasonable goods. Omaha, on tbe other hand, reports a smaller volume of business, due to snow and storm. Demand is only fair at Milwaukee, but collec tions there are easier." TO SUE FOR MERCY. Holief That Krastus Wiman Will Plead Utility. New York, Feb. 20. It is now stated on good authority that Mr. Wi man will endeavor to secure bondsmen for the f25,000 which was fixed by Judge Martine. Mr. Wiman's reason is his anxiety to reach the bedside of his son, William Dwight Wiman, who lies at the point of death from pneumonia at New Brighton, Staten Island. Mr. Wiman's arrest is unkuown to the sick man, but Mr. Wiman wishes to console his own and the sick man's wife, who are heroically striving to bear up against their combined troubles. In answer to a note sent him by a reporter, Mr. Wi man wrote with a pencil the following: "I did not intend to ask for bail, but the dy ing condition of my eldest son, the dreadful sorrow that overshadows his mother and wife, surely demand my presence beside them. If I can get a friend to go on my bona I am com municating with a gentleman I hope to be able to go to Staten Island to-day. As to the rest, I can say nothing." The last sentence of Mr. Wiman's answer was accepted as comprehending a noncommittal answer to the inquiry as to his reported intention to plead guilty. It is believed that when Mr. Wiman is called upon he will plead guilty and that it will be shown that he was in the habit of borrowing the amounts paid to Bullinger & Brower. and that while he did forge their names he did it with no criminaluntent. His friends be lieve that the best course he can pursue is to throw himself on the mercy of the court When all the story is told the friends of Mr. Wiman expect that a different sentiment will be created from that existing at present and that only a nominal penalty, if any, will be imposed. The same men eay that Mr. Wiman is not in a position to deny that he forged the names and will not deny it. Eight Men Drowned. Loxdos, Feb. 26. A dispatch from Fayal. one of the Azore islands, brings a terrible tale of disaster at sea. In some manner not explained in the dispatch the British bark Mont gomery Castle, bound from New York to Anjer. Java, has reached Fayal after experiencing fear ful weather. All the bark's boats were washed away, her cabin was stove in, everything movable on her decks was washed overboard and she was leaking. In addition, during the storm eight of her crew, including all the of ficers, were washed overboard and drowned, leaving nobody on board the ship capable of navigating her. TuERe has recently been disinterred among the stores of the lord chamber lain at Windsor castle, a sedan chair belonging1 to Henrietta of France, wif 3 of Charles I. The seven living children of John Bachover, of Lyons, N. Y., have at tained great ages. The youngest is seventy-eight years old and the oldest ninety-one. The roofs of Egyptian temples are composed of huge blocks of stone laid from column to column. Mrs. Mart B. Day has been elected 1 tate librarian of Kentucky. MADE AN APPEAL. Five Thousand of Boston's Unem ployed Invade the State House. They Make a Demand of the Legislator ad Appeal to the Governor Becom ing: Riotous tha Police Drive Them Hack. ALMOST A RIOT. Bostox, Feb. 21. The unemployed troubles in this city culminated in a demonstration on the common Tuesday ! afternoon which for a time threatened to end in a riot. Five thousand men i hungry, ragged and ugly crowded into ! tbe state house and adjoining grounds. and demanded immediate aid. The : jjovernor addressed them from the Bteps of the state house, although he made no satisfactory answer to their i requests. An attempt was then made by the leaders of the demonstration to (ret a petition before the legislature, which was then in session, but the ' toles precluded this, and then things began to look serious. I When M. 1. Swift, an avowed an archist and the spokesman of the mob, appeared in one of the balconies and told them that the legislature had refused to accept their petitions they broke into yells and hisses. Swift leaned over the balcony railing and launched forth into an impashioned tirade against the legislators, who, he said, were too busy creating corporations to listen to the voices of starving men. lie de nounced the treatment the men had re ceived, and his threats to clean out the state house were received with appro bation. The few policemen who had been detailed to take care of the crowd were powerless, and soon the police wagons from the nearer stations were flying through the streets leading to Beacon hill, loaded with bluecoats, ' and soon there were 100 policemen ! on the scene. Placing his hand topon Swift's shoulder an oflicer warned him of the danger, and Swift stopped speaking. The furious crowd below mistook the action for an arrest j and cursed the police. The speaker quickly assured his followers of the real state of affairs and the excitement ; subsided. j Meanwhile the house of representa : tives had remained in session, and j upon the advice of some of the mem j bers considered the petition from the ', mob. It was decided to appoint a ; committee of seven to meet representa tives of the unemployed to consider ways and means for their relief. Speak i er Meyer.of the house.sent a message to ; the crowd apprising them of this de I cision, and it appeased them greatly.. ! A special attachment of police arrived at the side entrance of the state house, j They entered and began forcing the mob slowly toward the big front doors Clubs were drawn and the disgruntled crowd gave way. Then there was an uproar, and many of the desperate members urged an at tack upon the legislature, but those more sensible prevailed and the crowd slowly retreated. The police forced them 6teadily back, but outside the gate the disappointed workmen refused to move far ther. Finally the captains of the vari ous police divisions held a hurried con sultation and decided to drive th era still farther back. The crowd slowly retreated across Beacon street and final ly halted in the common. No attempt was made to take another stand and the men slowly disbanded. A committee was appointed to see Gov. Greenhalge and present to him a petition asking him to formulate and put into operation some plan to al leviate their suffering. They also asked for state farm and factories where the unemployed might work and to appoint a permanent commis sion to attend to the wants of the un employed. McKINLEY'S OLD HOME. Purchased from His Assignee with Fundt Raised by Private Subscription. Cleveland, O., Feb. 22. The prop erty which Gov. and Mrs. McKinley coveyed to trustees last summer, when the governor was forced to make an assignment by the failure of a Youngs town manufacturer for whom he had in dorsed notes, has been transferred back to them. This result is due to the ef forts of the trustees, Mr. II. U. Kohl 6att, of Chicago; Myron T. Uerrick, of Cleveland, and Judge William R. Day, of 1 Canton. When they received the trust they decided, without consulting the governor, to raise the money with which to meet the governor's obliga tions. This has been fully done by private subscriptions. The final papers have been filed in the probate court at Canton, the property deeded back to Gov. and Mrs. McKinley and the trus tees discharged. TRAGEDY IN MISSOURI. A Maysville Man Shoot His Wire and! Fatally Wounds Himself. Matsville, Mo., Feb. 22. Tuesday night J. Froman shot his wife, who in. trying to ward off he gun received the load in her right hand and breast. Froman then placed the muz zle of the gun close to his abdomen, worked the lock with his foot, and received the entire load in his abdo men. He will die. but the woman may recover. She says that he stole into, the house from the back way and be gan to abuse her, and when she pleaded with him to go he seized the gun and 6hot her. She had refused to live with him on account of his ill treatment. The Chicago Ottlcea. Washington-, Feb. 23. President Cleveland has sent to the senate the following nominations: Martin J. Russell, to be collector of customs, port of Chicago. Frank ti. Hoi ne, appraiser, port of Chicago. relos P. Fbolps, United States sub-treasurer-arChtcap-o. John W. Arnold, marshal for the northern district of Illinois. James W. Hunter, collector of internal reve nue lor Peoria, Illinois district. Will Take Ills Seat March 5. Washington, Feb. 23. The selec tion of Senator White, of Louisiana, as a justice pleases supreme court judges Be will be sworn in March 5.