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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
ALL CANTON IS IN DEEP
HnsliicA mill HrlionN Ntmpriiil Mcnitirr
of the Ciibtnt t mid OIIiit Nt'lulii At
tend ttin I'unrrnl Or. Mitntlirttrr'n
llnlocy Tlio .Hi-imtu Adjourn.
Cantov, Ohio, Deo. 1.. Every bus
Inoss houso, tlio schools, the court
lionso and nil city olllces wore closed
nt noon to-day in tribute of respect
for Mrs. Nancy Allison MeKlnlcy,
mother of tlio President. Inst services
for whom worn performed In tlio 1'ImI
Methodist church this aflenoon. Uiiln
fell heavily nil dny, but hundreds o!
people Slithered in mid about tlio
church mid thousnuds walled In the
storm for tho passage of tho funeral
At 2 o'clock tho paljbonrcrs carried
tho ooilln into the crowded church and
tho president and Immediate members
of tho finally, the nolnblo mourners
from Washington and clo'.o friends,
fol owed and took reserved seats In
tho front of the church.
'i'ho Nov. Dr. Manchester, who was
n comrade In arms of the President
during the war, was u member of tho
futnous Twenty-third Olilo volunteer
Infantry, nml who had been tho pas
tor of tho First Methodist Episcopal
church for some years, delivered tho
Ho said in part: "I think tho first
feeling that comes to us nil to-day
one of personal berouvoment. She
who hns ((oiio from our midst was u
frioiuL Tho nation knows her as the
(lcstlnguishcd mother; wo, of the home
city, knew her as ono whose kindly
words and smile have been n cheer
and n benediction to many u heart and
"It Is not given to many to have
Mich graco of life, such perfection of
character as crowned her whose going
out from among us wo mourn to-day.
If I were to Indulgo In an analysis of
her character, I think I would place
first of nil her glorious motherhood.
This was tho crowning glory of her
days. She was by divine right the
general mistress of her own house.
Always tender nml true In her loving
sympathies, self-poised and sturdy In
her personal uprightness, sho rilled
like n queen over hor own home. Tho
law of kindness was tho law of hor
life, and nono know her there but to
feel tho gentle Iniluonco of her pres
ence. Sho might have been u proud
mother, but I think no one heard her
say so. Her great loving heart
throbbed with tendercit anxieties for
those whom the kind father hud given
her, and 'her children urlso up and
call hor blessed '
O "Another characteristic of Mother
McKlnlcy was her unvarying ehoor
fulness. When her pastor suggested
to her once that tho way must bo
growlug brighter ns sho advanced to
ward her heavenly home, she re
marked that It had baen bright all
tho way. And yet therj hud been
niuny and soro bereavements. She
trod for many weary years' tho path
of widowhood, She laid away her
lovo.l ones ono after another, but hor
loving cheer was nuver abated. It
was as if the sunlight from the throno
of God played upon her soul and kept
it warm and bright. And after all,
that was the ttubllino secret of her
dally existence. .Shn might havu said
to a sordid, grasping world in the
words of the Mnster whom she loved:
'I have meat to cat that yo know
"Her faith that Ood does all things
(vol I, that He makes no mistakes, was
tho ono creed of her Christian life, for
i.ho was a Christian indeed. Undem
onstrative and unobtruslvo, yet sho
was well known as ono of "the dis
ciples of Christ. Until tlio infirmities
uf Increasing years made it Impossible,
sho frequented tho prnyor service and,
when she could no longer do
thnt, kept her plaeo in tho morn
ing service on tho Lord's day whore
her strong but gcntlo face was n
constant Inspiration to pastor und
worshippers. Now, tho end crowns
the work. Mm has come down to her
grave llko tlio well ripened grain,
ready for thu harvest Sho grow old
beautifully because sho wnlked with
God. Tho influence of hor llfo will af
ford such strength as earthly com
munion could not give,
"Ono who filled to tho very brim the
measure of being as sho did needs no
fulsome eulogy. Works of charity
llvo beyond tho doing, kindness brings
the harvest of tho bowing. Love out
lives the past, tho present and tho fu
ture. Tongues shall fall, but llfo en
dureth forever. Tho highest meed ol
pralso that can bo given is that which
tho Savior gave to the faithful woman
when He said: 'Sho bus dono we.l
what sho could.'"
After singing "Nearer, My God, to
Thee," benediction was pronounced
by tho Rev. Dr. McAfee, pastor of the
Hrond Street Methodist church of Co
lumbus, wh oh the President attended
while he was governor of Ohio.
The lid of tho eotlln was then re
moved and the largo congregation, ns
well ns many who had been uuablo to
gain admission to tho church, filed
past to tnko a last look of all that was
mortal of Mother McKluley.
Then tho family and friends entered
tho carriages and. followed bv tlinn.
iinds, proceeded to WoHlawn ceme
tery, whore tho body was laid to rest
la the famllv lot
llooltvfoller Loirs Thrsn Million!.
Tacoma, Wash., Doc. 1&. Thoro is
lio longer any doubt that John D.
Rockefeller has lost un immense sum,
ald to bo S3,OJO,ooo in tho purchase
and development of tho Monto Crlsto
gold mines In Snohomish county. Ilia
managers admit that Knlne'y und
Monto Crlsto, two of tho mines for
which ho paid big prices, have proved
THE RIOT ACT.
Ilnrernor Rtephoni Itn.nli It to tho
Kiiimm City 1'ollco Cointiitnlorior.
Jhtf.hso.v Citv, Ma, Dec. 15.
"Vnllins will novcr bo reappointed
chief of police," declared (Jovornor
Stephens this morning,
"That appointment mndo by tho
commissioners of Kansas City has
caused this administration moro
trouble than anything elso," ho added
with great emphasis. Then, assum
ing an even moro umphatio tone, tlio
governor continued slowly: "If I seo
tho slightest Intimation thnt Mr. Scar-
ntt and Mr. Orcgory Intend to rein
state Vnlllns I shall ul onco demand,
their resignations "
"It Is well understood in Kansas
City thnt tho commissioners promised
Mr. Vnlllns, when ho was removed,
thnt ho would bo rolnstnted at the re
organization of tho, force."
"That may ha true," said Mr.
Stephens, "but I glvo you my word
that their resignations will bo forth
coming If they try It. Why, that is
tho wor-st appointment that could pos
sibly hnvo been made from a political
point of view. Every Democratic pa
per throughout tho stnto has con
"Do you supposo thero U tiny incen
tive loft for policemen to do their duty
and glvo ctllolent service when they
know that tho commissioners aro to
send out of the slate nml get a chief
to prcsldo over Ilium? I suy It is de
moralizing, and not to tho best In
terests of good service. I beliovo In
"Why, such an appointment as that
would kill our entire Democratic or
ganization all over the state through
out tho entire stuto, sir not ulono In
Kansas City. I do not want you to
understand that I am simply dictating
tills to build up a political machine,
but while 1 am governor I propose to
protect tho Democratic organization
CIVIL SERVICE WAR.
Deutncrntt IVnnt lt Kntlro ItcpoM nml
llupulillciins It Motllllcntlnn.
Wasiiinu.to.v, Doe. i;.. The outlook
for changing the civil service law h
being actively canvassed among lie
publican members of tho House ns n
result of the conference held Satur
day night Tin; members of tho spe
cial committee having the mntter in
charge are trying so to shape a bill
"'" in iHJimiiiiim me support, ol
a number of divergent elements. Ono
of theso is the Democratic mi
nority, which, combined with tho
Ilopubllcans opposed to tho pres
ent luw, would bo strong enough to
carry a bill. Hut In canvassing tho
situation It has been found that Demo
cratic members would favor a com
plete repeal of the law, but would
oppose anything short, of a reneaL
As thu Ropubllcan movement Is not
toward complete repeal but rather foi;
modification of thu law, thero appears
to bo no basis by which tho unti-elvll
service reformers of both parties can
unite. ' '
FEDERATION OF LABOR
Nabiivii.i.k, Tonn., Dee. 15. Tho
National Federation of Labor began
Its seventeenth annual session In this
city yesterday with an attendance ol
about ninety delegates. President
( tampers presided, llavoloek Wilson,
and Edward Harford, dologatcs from
England, were Introduced by the
president William Almlson, of tho
local Typographical uulon, delivered
nn address of welcome.
President Gompors said, in his an
nual address: "With two exceptions
till our utllliatcd national unions re
port a large Increase of local unions
und membership. Thero is tin increase
of about 31,000 members iu the orgnnl
liitlonsalllllatod." During the yenr, according to thq
secretary's renort. 270 strlhos worn
iitMMnllv tintfn.til lnvnli.(n. tit: in-
workers. Of these, 181)
thirty-one compromised nnd thirty
REV. GIBSON GUARDED.
San t'rnnolicn I'ollco Fenr for tlio I.lfo
of Diirrnt' former 1'iutor.
San Fhanuisco, Dee. Ik The pollco
and the people of Eininnnuul Raptist
church believe that tho life of tho
Nov. ,T. George Gibson, Durrant's
former pastor, Is In danger. The.
police have warned tho reverend gon
tie man to proteet himself against the
possibility of harm. Tho wnrnlnghtis
been heeded and Dr. Gibson is pro
tected night and day. Since tho mur
ders iu tlio church many attempts
iiiivo iiucii maiio to cast suspicion on i
the pastor and his refusal to bo drawn
into tho ease, oven as Durrant's spirit
ual advisor, has caused much com
I'ncKlo llomls to lie lMlit.
Wa.siiinoto.v, Doc. l.V Secrotnr.v
Uago hr.s issued a publlo notico to the
effect that on Friday, December 2 ,
1807, tho treasury department would
bo prepared to begin tho redemption,
without rebate of Interest, of tho bonds
issued in ntd of tho Pacific rnilroads,
commonly known as curroney fls, and
maturing January 1, 1898, aggregating
f liloago Poll co Roruriu.
SrniNOFiKi.n, 111., Dec. Us The
much-talkcd-of metropolitan police
bill, which is to bo submitted to tho
legislature nt the present special ses
sion, nnd which is epected to taku tho
Chicago pollco department from tlio
control of tho present Democratic city
administration, was made publlo last
night. Tho bill provides for a board
of thrco persons, appointed by tho
governor, which shall liavo full power
to nppolnt, discharge, promote nmll
degrade pollco olllCv-rs under civil ser
vice retri'latlons. Tho mayor and chlof
of pollco are left with but little
WEEK'S DOINGS OFNATION
A flrncrnl Itr-minn of the Mot Import
ant I.iiliorn of lite lloutn nml Hcimte
ICjochMvo and llrjmrtini'iilul Action;
Reprcsonlnllvo Lorrlmcr of Illinois
has introduced a bill for postal saving:)
Ono of the Interesting items in tho
agricultural appropriation hill is u
provision for 810,000 for nn agricultur
al experiment station in Alaska.
Congressman Mercer has introduced
a bill granting right of wny to the
Omaha Northern railroad through the
custom portion of the statu of Ne
braska. 1 The American Protective Association
will seek to oppose thu appointment of
Attorney-General McKennti to the
supreme bench beetiuse of his religion,
he being n Catholic.
The senate committee on Indian af
fairs has reported fnvorttbly on Sena
tor Allen's bill providing 'for ti con
gress of Indian tribes to be held at
Umahii during thu exposition.
A bitter light is to be waged In the
house over the civil service law.
Mtiny of tlio members favor the repeal
or modification of thu luw. How long
tho debuto will last It Is impossible to
Tho house committee on education
has reported favorably the bill to nid
In thu establishment of homes in the
states und territories for teaching
articulate and vocal language to dear
children before they are of school age.
A statement prepared at the post
ofllce department shows that the gross
postal receipts at fifty of the largest
ulllues for November amounted to S.'l,
n'J7,SiS8, nn increase of S.'18,J,.'i:i;i, or 12
ii-10 per cent over tho corresponding
mount of lust year.
Petitions have been presented by
Judge Strode nml S. M. Ilenedlct o'f
Lincoln In favor of free coinage nnd
repeal of the national banking laws
and by .Mr. Mercer from citizens of
lloyil county requesting thu Nebraska
delegates to favor the free homes bill.
Tho outlook for changing the civil
service law is being actively can
vassed nmong republican members of
the housu as a result of ti conference
recently. The members of the special
committee having the mutter in charge
uro trying to so shape u bill that it
will conunund the support of u number
Lf divergent clement.
Representative Johnson of North
Dakota is preparing u. bill providing
for the complete extermination of the
seal herd of llehrlng sen. He says It
has been limply demonstrated that the
seals are ti worthless asset und that
their extermination will bo In the
Interest of pence among nations und
economy for the United States.
A bill to establish the university of
the United States bus been introduced
in both houses of congress. The bill
in general terms provides for nn in
stitution of the highest possible typo
for the graduates of accredited colleges
und universities only, with special
reference to tho work of original re
search und investigation hi all im
portant fields of inquiry
Judge Strode the other dny called
upon the secretary of agriculture in
the interests of Miss Louisa E. Wilson
of Nebraska, now temporarily em
ployed us u mluroscoplst in the buretui
of animal industry at South Omaha.
Miss Wilson, who has taken the civil
service examination, is desirous of be-
lug appointed on tho permanent roll.
Judge Strode was informed that if she
had passed the examination she might
. be retained.
Secretary Gage has Issued ti public
notice that thu treasury departmenton
December 27, 1MI7, will be ready to he-
Igin tho rebate of interest of the' bonds
issued in uid of the Pacific railroad,
commonly known us currency sixes
nnd maturing January 1.1808, and Unit
cnuclcb will be make on December 21 in
payment of principal nnd Interest to
mtiturlty of bonds presented before
thnt date. The aggregate of the bonds
maturing on Januury 1 lsS2,.i,U()l,U.':i.
Secretary of the Navy Long has
written Miss Christine Ilradlev. ihimOi.
tor of Gov. llrndley of Kentucky, usk-
. l,1K her to do him the honor to christen
tlio uuttloslilp Kentucky. Tlio battle
ship Kentucky wns ordered by u
democratic lulininlstrntion, nnd '.Mr.
Herbert, who happened to be secretary
of the navy at that time, invited Miss
Riehtirdson to christen the ship, but
the ship was not completed in time
und now ti republican girl will have
that honor. Good old Kentucky bour
bon will be used.
Thu secretary to the trensury has re
nppolnted nil of the members of tho
board of tea experts established under
I tho act of Murcli 2, 1SD7. In the eoursu
of his letter notifying tho members of
their reappointment Secretary Gage
said: "It issufllcicnt to say thnt en
tire satisfaction with your work has
boon expressed In all parts of thu coun
try, und that the grade and quality of
teas offered for sale In this country
has been steadily improving under tlfo
effects of tho rules established on tho
recommendation of your board."
Representative Muxwoll attempted
to speak upon the Uoor of the house
recently, but his remarks were source
ly audible to hlu elbow neighbors and
the stenographers could with dltllculty
take down tho congressman's remarks.
Tho speaker could not hear the judge's
words and tlio lioutu generally wus un
aware that unyono was speaking. Tho
judge uppeuled for fairness toward
members, the speaker und country ut
inrgo upon a motion to siriitu lrom tlio
Congressional Ilccord un unspoken
word thought to reflect on soldiers and
A MlMourl Hanker Net at Liberty.
br. Jositpii, Mo , D.-e. Id. -D. F. Rob
ertson, cashier of tho broken Farmers'
bank at King City, was discharged in
court at Albany yesterday. He was
charged with receiving deposits, know
ing thu bank would fulL
Tli Ilootli (let 810,000 In Chlcaco.
Ciiioaoo, Dec. 15. Commander and
Mrsv-lJopth 'Tucker outlined their Ar
kansus valley colonization plan to a
largo mreting at Salvation urniy
headquarters last night. Subscriptions
aggregating' 510,010 wore received be
tort tUo closo of thq mooting.
NO SENATE CURB BY REED.
No Itule Against Hrimto Itinera Xcn
Ituli's for Homo.
WAsmsnTox, Deo. 1.V A now codo
of rules for tho House of Representa
tives will bo presented by Speaker
Rccd und his nssoclatcs upon tho com
mltteo on rules nftcr tlio holiday re
cess. At present the House Is proceed
ing under the rules of two years ago,
those having been adopted pending
tho framing of new rules.
The present purpose Is to re-ndopt
tho old rules without important
changes, but Representative llarrett
of Massachusetts b to bj given a hear
ing tit tin early day on two amend
ments which ho proposos. One of
thos.0 seeks to glvo tlio minority
lurger rights than it enjoys at present
In presenting amendments nnd sub
stitutes and in semiring- tlmo during
debate. At present tho rules
nro very strict nml individual mem
bers have little latttudo In securing
additions to tho appropriation bills.
Mr. llarrctt's extended service as
speaker of tho Massachusetts houso of
representatives gives added weight to
tho changes ho is urging, although it
Is not expected that thoy will be fa
vorably considered by tho committee.
In viow of published reports that
Mr. Reed was framing a rule designed
.to cut off "riders" to appropriation
bills originating in thu Somite, it In
slated by ouo familiar with tho
Speakers views that ho has not con
templated any such action, and that
tho Houso could not do so if It would.
When such amendments come over
from tho Senate, tho Houso is obliged
to act on them bv concurrlmr or nnn.
concurring and it is said that this ac
tion con at not bo changed so as to
abridgo the rights of the Senate.
MRS. DEACON BLAMELESS.
A Xew Version of tlio C'nmiPH AITutr Kx
oiirrutrn tlio Woman.
Hostok, Dec. 1.1. Five years ago
Kdward Deacon killed M. Abcillo at
Cannes, but only within tho last week
have Mrs. Deacon's frlonds decided to
publish tliclr version of tho affair.
They claim that she has suffered un
just reproach for hor husband's sake,
but that tho time has como to vindi
cate her for her children's sake. Her
relations with Abcille, according to
their story, were above reproach.
Deacon is said to liavo beon using
liquor and drugs without stint, und
while In a condition superinduced by
his excesses to liavo shot Aboille, al
though the Frenchman was meroly
malting a friendly call In Mrs. Dea
con's apartments, lly allowing her
self to bo considered guilty, It is
alleged, Mrs. Deacon secured a light
sentence nnd subsequent pardon for
her husband. Her friends extol her
as n mnrtyr. '
llcforo his confinement in nn asylum
Deacon is saiil to liavo written repeat
edly to his wife, expressing contrition
and gratitude, it is also said that
fashlouablo friends of Now York and
this city nro striving to Induce Mrs.
Deacon to re-enter society.
DIVORCE FOR JUDGE SHIRK
The Wife Aluont Uf Agreement nn
tlio Dccrou Soon (irantoil.
Sf.iiai.ia, Mo., Dec. in. The divorce
suit of Judge W. S. Shirk of this town
against Ida G Shirk of St Louis was
called before Judge G. Ii Longnn In
tho Peltls County circuit court yester
day. Tho wife wns absent by agree
ment, Sovcr.il leading citizens testi
fied that thoy regarded the plaintiff's
character us irreproachable. An ab
solute divorce without alimony wns
Rut Mrs. Shirk is well provided for
by tho agreement Into which she
entered not to contest.
NO TARIFF TINKERING.
The Cnttnnu Foiiturct of tho Dlnglcy
I.ur Will Xot He Altered.
Wasiiinoton, Dec. IS. Thu Dingloy
tariff law will not bo changed iu tiny
of Its customs features at the present
session of Congress. A general under
standing to this effect has been
reached among tho Republican mem
bers of tho ways and means committee,
who feel that it Is most desirable to
avoid what is generally known as
To I'rnveut More Ilelny.
WAsiu.voTO.sr, Doc. 15. Senator Per
kins of California Introduced a bill to
umond that paragraph of tho revised
statutes relating to tho nppoal on
habeas corpus of criminal cases to tho
supreme court of tho United State?.
The object Is to do away with numer
ous appeals by attorneys of prisoners
mndo with tho solo viow of gaining
llonitnl Kvon of III rinthci.
Kansas Citv, Mo Doe. in. Georgo
W. Gammon, a farmer from lllua
Springs, Ma, was held up and robbed
iu tho Kansas City, Fort Scott und
Memphis yards at Nlnotoonth nnd
Liberty streets early last evening by
thrco men. Tho robbers took 328
from tho farmer's pockets and then
stripped him of his clothes, lenvlng
him shivering in tho snow with notln
ing on but his underclothing.
Two Neeruoa Aro I.jrnctioil.
Nkw Ow.kans, Dec. 15, Two no
groes, arrested for tho murder of a
storekeeper named Rabin, at St Ga
briel, La., were lynched last night
The proof of their guilt was conclusive
nnd popular Indignation wns great.
Sheriff Rrown, fearing u jnll delhery,
put tho blaoks on tho Texas .t Paclllo
train, to bo tnkon to New Orleans for
lafe keoplng, m Tho peqplo'-stopped tho
train six miles below Plaquemlne,
locked uptyho conductor and tho dep
uty sheriff, took tho negroes off and
hanged them In the wool.
NEWS 011 TJIE WORLD
Mint Important Ihrnts of tlio Tint KW
Dii Carefully Collrvletl and Continued
rorelRii nnd DniniKtle Doing L'lironl
rletl fur lluiy Ci-opln to l'.riul.
Insurgents threaten Havana.
There were live cases of suicide in
New York City recently in one dny,
Spti'n is purtly plenscd nnd partly
displeased with the message.
A receiver litis been nppolnted for
the anesvllle, O., street ruilwny.
The lnnufueturers of wire nnd wire
nulls have decided to combine.
The suspended freshman of llelolt
college, llelolt, Wis., huve been re-
V. W. Miller, of Chicago, won the Mx
dny bicycle race tit New York, making
Rob Kneebs, the famous ringer, wus
reinstated by the American Trotting
Gertrude Prince, n white girl of
Ilnyes, Wis., eloped with u negro iintl
Insurgents besclged the towh of
Guuyumo, but were repulsed by the
Two of the sultan's soldiers attemp
ted to assassinate liiui. They were
tortured to death.
Gov. Atkinson of Georgia vetoed
tho null-foot ball bill recently passed
by the legislature.
Delegate Cutron has introduced
in the house ti bill providing state
hood for New Mexico.
Mind render Johnstone hits about
completed arrangements for a tour of
the world blindfolded.
Dr. J. I'. Mason of Springfield while
In u lit of "blues"' committed suicide
by taking strychnine.
George Vunderbllt litis taken out
a life insurance policy for SI, 000,000,
the largest ever issued.
Mrs Fred Schreltler of Chicago, who
was shot by her drunken husband,
died the following night.
Newell PuliiP, ti Roston druggist wus
ussuulted und robbed of SI, -00 ut tho
elo-u of business recently.
A stuy of execution has been denied
by Gov. Stevens to Win. Curr, the
Liberty, Mo., child murderer.
lCnglund will not oppose German
occupation of China in return for Ger
nan non-interfereiicu in Kgypt.
The board of education of Minneap
olis. Minn., has decided to close the
schools March 1 for luck of funds.
The Madrid Impcrehltil Is getting
spunky, und declares that President
McKinley must not intervene in Cuba.
Millionaire Flclschmun, of com
pressed yeast fume. wus stricken
with paralysis which later euused
It is reported Unit China has ceded
Kiao-Chau to Germany, nnd Unit Prince
Henry has been sent to hold the new
Judge Horace G. Ruck, nssoclntu
justice of the Montana supreme court
committed suicide. Poor health was
what led to the net.
Secretaries Sherman Alger, Rllss.
Wilson, Gary, und Attorney-General
McKonim iittuuded the funeral of the
Pence reigns in Siunon. The whole
family of Mntuafa has made its sub
mission to the government und no
more trouble is expected.
The court of uppeals of the district of
Columbia has held thu 'trading
bank check"' scheme to bo a species of
lottery, therefore Illegal.
Walter ('root of Newcastle who wns
the other day ut London knocked out
by Jimmy Harry in a prize light, died
from thu'uffoots o the blow.
The California supreme court sum
marily disposetl of Theodore Durrant's
nppetils'.and there Is now nothing be
tween liim and thu huiiginuu's noose.
General Rivcrin, the Insurgent lend
er, has been releiiM'd from Cuban
ns fortress by decree of the queen re
gent. He will go toCudlz, Spain, his
Fall River, Mass., cotton manufac
turers huve decided to make a reduc
tion of about 10 per cent In wages.
The reduction will affect y.1,000 em
ployes. Passenger Agent Frnnels of the It. &
M., in a Denver interview says that
S0,000nml possibly twice that many
people will try to go to Klondike next
Minister lloshl, the. Tnpauc.sc minister
says Unit his government is not light
ing Huwuilun annexation, but that the
protest wus to protect ,1 upniie.su inter
ests iu the islands.
T. Kstradn Piilniu, representative of
tho Cuban government, says that it is
now too lute for autonomy, und thinks
the president should have gono further
'n his message than he did.
Mrs. Nancy MuKlnley, mother of the
president, died Sunday morning De
cember 12, ut a few minutes past 2
o'clock. All her children were nt her
bedside. Sho wns born In IHO'.i.
Senator Allen of Nebraska bus ad
dressed ti letter to the secretary of the
Interior, suggesting the ndvlsnblllty of
making tin Indian exhibit nt the coming
Omaha exposition. Secretary llllss
has the matter under consideration.
Alex Molkinten, tin aged laborer of
Chicago beat his wife to death with a
poker, and made an unsuccessful ut
tempt to kill himself-
Senor Kurlquo Philes, Spnnlsh gover
nor of the province of Santiago deCulm
says that the state of the Island Is very
serious und that hu considers the
island lost to Spain.
State Auditor McCarthy of Iowa, in
ils biennial report, estimates that
thero will be n deficit In thu state
treusury of nearly 3r00,ooo next June.
Ex-President Cleveland is hunting
ducks in tho bhsotlng preserves of
General P. 13. Alexander, Ford's Point,
A continued downpour of rain threat
ens serious freshets in the state of
A sniull tornndo visited Point La
Hnche, La., nnd several houses were
wrecked. No lives were lost.
The special wheat investigation insti
tuted by the agricultural department
indicates u world's crop of r.30,000,000
On arriving nt Madrid, Spain,
ex-Cuptnin-Genernl Wo'jler wtin greeted
enthusiastically and trcuteil in u hero.
Hu will meet tin- queen regent.
Unless the boss printers ngree to u
nine hour tiny ;i,ooo book und job prin
ters in New York will strike. A
peaceable solution Is looked for.
Luelgert'.s new attorneys huve de
cided to compel the stnto to produce
the body or by direct testimony prove
the murder to huve been committed.
Judge Sandborn lu the court of tip
peals ut St. Louis, litis grunted n
postponement of the proposed stile of
the Knnsus Pacific railroad for sixty
The interstate commerce commission
litis grunted to railroads two years ex
tension to comply with the luw of 181KI
.nnd equip their cars with safety appli
ances. Professor Rrooks of Smith observ
utory, Geneva, N. Y., reports sun
spots npprouchlng the center of the
sun's disc. They tire observable
through u smoked gltiss.
Two negroes arrested for the murder
of u storekeeper named Rubin, ut St.
Gubrli'l, Lit., were lynched. The proof
of their guilt wus conclusive und popu
ltir indignation wns great.
Judge K. M. Merriam of Little Rock,
Ark., Insists that Rlnnther, the con
vict, killed Hlunch Lumoutitntl Minnie
Williams, und thnt the execution of
Diirrunt will be judlcitil murder.
Chlengo nldermtin have raised their
salaries from g:i ti week to SI, ."00
u yenr. The ordlntinee which ne
complishcd it wus passed under a sus
pension of the rules by a vote of .Id to 8.
Gen. William F. Draper, the United
States ambassudor to Italy, wus tho
other dny present at the'ensting of
the Simmons bronze statue to Gen.
John A. Logan, which will be set up lu
Michael Purcell a boiler milker,
while repairing the smokestack of u
steamer ut San Francisco, was almost,
rousted to death by thu starting of
11 res in the boilers, lie Is In u precari
The window gltiss workers of Pitts
burg htivo voted to uccept tho
proposition of the mauufueturers, and
will probably resume work ut un ud-vtint-u
of 10 per cent in wages Instead
of 18 pet cent us asked for.
In tin attempt to hold up the South
ern Paellle "sunlight speciul"at Stein's
Pass, ninety miles west of Doming, N.
M., "Sandy Collins," a noted bandit,
was shot down by Express Messenger
Jennings. The other bandits fled.
The steamship Monnti. from Austra
lia, tlue ut Sun Fransisco December Hi,
carries, according to report, $1:1.1,000 in
gold. This makes tho llfth shipment
from the same source in llvo mouths
und brings up thu tottil amount of gold
sent from Australia since August to
The seventeenth annual convention
of the American Federation of Labor
was called to order iu the representa
tive hall at Nashville, Tenn., und
President Samuel Gotnpors submitted
his annual report in which he bids thu
Federation hope as the future of labor
At Augr.stlne, Pa., Mrs. John Fred
crick urosu about 5 o'clock to start tho
kitchen lire. Sho used kerosenu oil.
The house und its contents were de
stroyed und three children burned to
death. An infant wus so badly burned
that it tuny die. The woman herself
wus seriously burned.
Orders were recently issued that tho
entire national guard of New York
should besuppllcd with uniforms mtido
in tlio sttite prison. The members of
the Thirty-sixth separate company at
Sehucueetudy, huve announced Unit
they will disband rather thun wear
Mrs. Alice Hartley created a sensa
tion lu thu Kmiinuel Raptlst Church ut
Sun Francisco by arising after services
and dramutleally declaring she hnd n
message from God to the effect thut
Durrant's llfo should bo saved, und
that It was the duty of the congrega
tion to save him. A final appeal for
commutation will be made to Gov.
Riiild this week-.
Under threat of instant bombard
ment llnyti hastily complied with
Germany's ultimatum thu terms of
which are us follows: An Indemnity
of S:i(),000 to Herr Lueders. the return
of Herr Lueders to lluytl under tho
guunintco of the government, tin ofll
cltil expression to the German govern
ment of the regret of thu lluytlen
government und the reception ofComtu
Schwcrin by President 'L'lvcshts Simon
A bill hns been introduced in tlio
Illinois legislature which If passed will
make a change in tho administration
of Chicago's police force. It provide i
for ti board of three persons, appointed
by the governor, which shall have full
power to appoint, discharge, promote
und degrade police ollleers under civil
service regulatiohs. The mayor is
given, control of the department only
in time of tumult or riot, and the chief
of police Is left with but little power.
Ilotli Were Fatftlly Shot.
Chicago, Dee 14. Policeman Will
lam J. Coirhlan und u Polo named
Razlowskl, whom the oflloer was at
tempting to place under urrost, wcro
both futally shot yesterday.
Labor AcnInU I'minn.
Piin.Aiim.i'iiiA, Doc. H. Tho United
Labor lenguo has passod ti resolution
authorising thu otllcon of tho leaguo
to send a protest to President McKin
ley ngainst tho uppolntment pf ex
Chief Justice Pnxson us a motubor of
the Intorstuto Commerce commission.
Jmlga llallor a Doiuaornr.
Dkxvkii, Col., Deo. H. Judge- Mor
ton S. Rnlloy, Populist camllilatd for
governor who was defeated by Alvtv
Adams In IS'jO, has announced his
purpose lo uct in the future with thu
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