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All nvipmanlmit lonn for thU paper cJioiilcl ho fteeony pan(.*u by thoimmo of the million not neccssivriiy fr.! publteMfon, hut us an evidence of good fiilth OH tlic part of the wrKcr. Write only on one Kldn of ttio pa- f fir. HR particularly unri'f nl In RlvlriR names onf -tot w. to hiwe tin 1 . Int.l.ovs :iml tlBures Plain unil distinct. Prop . ft names arc ori.cn dinicult to decipher, ho.cnuse of t,i Wro.U-.88 manner iuwliiuli tliey ai'O written. A COBNKR lot in Minneapolis for •which $3,500 was paid twenty years ago has just been sold for $134,000. A "BEOGAK JOURNAL" has been started in Paris, for the purpose of suggesting to beggars the best methods of pur- mung their calling. THE output of pig iron this year reached the enormous total of nearly 10,000,000 tons, while the output of ore from tho Lake Superior region amounted to 8,- C00,000 tons. A SOCIAL innovation in New York city is the ''blue-ribbon invitation" to dinners, indicating (by a knot of blvie. ribbon in the lower left-hand corner) that wine will not be served. SITTING BITI.L had a language of his own, the words being picked up here and there from army post traders and oflicers and combined with the Sioux dialect. The result was that it took strangers some time to catch on to his conversation. IOWA STATE NEWS. WHO OWNS THE TIIK safety ot' railway travel is illustrated by English statistics. Of 477 fatalities which occurred on the railways of the United Kingdom during' tho first six months of this year, only six occurred to railway p;i.sscngez-s, though there were 121 passengers injured. THERE are five American ladies attached to the Italian court, all of whoir liave married Italian noblemen. One of these ladies, the Marehese Theodoldi, was Miss Conrad, of Philadelphia, ano is now the chief lady in waiting at the court, as well as the most beautiful woman in Italy. TKNNKSSEE will soon have to launch out in a series of successive centenary observances. In this, Knoxville. which was foxinded in 17!):J. and was for many years the State Capital, will lead the way. But the most important will be "that of the admission of the State into the Union in 17SK3. A BKONZK statue of General "Stonewall" Jackson, which is now completed, will be unveiled at Lexington, Va., on July 21, 1891. The grave of the Confederate hero is at that place, and the pleasant report is that it is decorated with flowers from unknown bauds almost every day. NOT long since a firm of pistol manufacturers at Norwich, Conn., received an order from Mexico for some heavy long range cowboy revolvers. The •weapons had long barrels, were of fift,y- six caliber, were mounted in gold and silver, and cost from -S50 to $75 apiece, It was intended that they should be able to bore a hole through a man a mile away. TIIK death of General Terry at the age of sixty-three has brought out the fact that nearly all of the great Generals of the war have died when between the ages of fifty-four and sixty- three. Among them are mentioned Grant, Sheridan, Thomas, Logan, Hallock, McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Burniside, Curtis, Blair and others of lesser /mote. LAND? In the An Important Legal Fnper Filed Governor's office. An important legal document is on file in the Governor's office. It summons the State of Iowa to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States on the third Monday in January to defend and answer a bill of complaint made by tlie State of Nebraska. The question involved is the ownership of a strip of land in the vicinity of Omaha and cut off by the Missouri river. In 1877 the river so citt the bank that a new channel was formed and the strip of land was immediately taken possession of by Iowa, although Nebraska has never relinquished her claim. It is inhabited by a lawless crowd who take advantage of fercnce to obey neither the Iowa or Nebraska. the dif- laws of IOWA OFFICIALS. The Stnte Officers Clioocn in November Take the Outh of Olllce. At the State House the officials elected last November were installed in their respective offices. William M. McFar- laud succeeds Frank I). Jackson as Sec- rctni-y of State: General Byron A. Beeson takes the place in the State Treasury occupied three terms by N. P. Twombly: Captain James A. Lyons took the oath for his third term as Auditor of State; Gilbert B. Pray succeeds himself as Clerk of the Supremo Court: X. B. Raymond was installed as Reporter of the Supreme Court, and Captain J. Luke takes the place of Colonel Peter A. Dey on the Board of Hallway Commission. These changes were made with but little ceremony. An F.econti'ic Widower. Since Mrs. John Widderich, of Hemsen, committed suicide the eccentric widower has not left the farm and lives the life of a hypochondriac. He refuses the company of friends and neighbors, lives on scanty food, and uses his children meanly. A mortgage of SI,000 has been foreclosed, and though Widderieh has the means to pay up and the year of redemption is nearly ended, he refuses to save his property for his children's benefit. The attention of Judge Ladd was called to the case. Wiped Out by Diphtheria. A sad story comes from the sovithern part of Buchanan County. In November Mrs. Edgerton tiled, leaving' a large family in destitute circumstances. Her baby soon followed, and then five others passed away in quick succession. The other morning the eighth casket was ordered, while the only remaining member of the family lay at death's door. Diphtheria caused all the deaths. Attempt to Wreck fi Train. Another attempt was made the other night to wreck a west bound passenger train on the Milwaukee railroad. When near Mason City and running at a high rate of speed a large pile of ties and stones heaped upon the track were plunged into and the engine badly damaged. This was the third attempt to wreck passenger trains in as many weeks. EMMA ABBOTT IS DEAD. The Famous American Prlma Donna Succumbs to an Attack of Pneumonia at Bait Lake City-Brief Sketch of Hot Career. SALT LAKE CITY, U. T., Jan 0.— Emma Abbott died at Hotel Templeton at 7:40 Monday morning of pneumonia. She was taken ill Wednesday night, bnt persisted in going on the stage and singing her part in "Ernani," notwithstanding the fact that her physicians advised her not to do so. On New Year's day she was taken alarmingly ill and a conference of physicians was ordered. From that time she grew rapidly worse. The scene at the death-bed was pathetic. The great singer was conscious almost to the last moment, despite the fact that opiates had been administered. Her last words were: "I am not afraid to die." There were present at the bed- ENGLISHMEN have a new fad, the worst yet devised. It is that of ether .. drinking-, and the demand for this intoxicant is growing rapidly in London, .according to the New York Telegram, -which adds: "The effects of ether • drinking arc violent excitement, with great quarrelsomeness, followed by stupor. It brings on indigestion and nervous prostration, and the effect on ;the moral character is very bad." A YOUTH at Virginia City, Nov., who ' r has been advertising for a wife, forwarded £30 to one fair correspondent, who returned him S20 and a letter containing a great deal of good advice, for which she kept as a fee the remaining .$10. She concluded the epistle by informing him that she was about to start for Portland to join her husband. Another lady, whose expenses he paid to visit him, decided that lie did not suit lier and returned home. GKOUOE W. CHTLDS, Christmas Day.dis- tributed upward of ft'.!0,000 in checks and cash,besides hundreds of books and other nice thinys. Of the large amount of cash which he gave away, ftlO.OOO ivent to his employes in the Public Lodger Building. No one was overlooked from the basement to the composing room. Each of the office boys received §20, while some of the editors' gifts were up in the hundreds. The checks ranged in value from §100 to §500 each. TIIK manufacturers of type-writers— the machines, not the schools—have produced a machine which many ladies of fashion in the East now use for social correspondence. The machines are •very ornate, and a special form of artistic old English type is used instead of the •familiar Roman. The machines differ In appearance too, from those seen in offices. One of white holly, with Parisian gilt trimmings, will be sold to jny lady whose boudoir is furnished in •white and gold. The machine slips into :a desk, and when the lid is down it resembles an ordinary desk. feminine writing OFFICIAL returns of the vote of the M. E. Church upon the admission of wom- «n to membership in the general conference, which is the. legislative body •of the church, show that the majority iu favor of the women will be large. The votes of the various churches were •to be iseut to the presiding ciders of which there arc about 700. Reports from U,G of tlic.se give the vote in favor .of admission . SG,209, against 5(5,113. Majority tor admission 30,000. This would indicate that the majority in favor would be about 150,000. The vote was »01 '• <•• '-< but the majority U big- Doatli of Judge Mitchell. Judge John Mitchell died of typhoid pneumonia at his home in Des Moines after a brief illness. He was born in Claremont, N. II., February 28, 1830, and located in Des Moines in 1850, where he had since resided. He was a member of the Legislature in 1801-3, was judge of the circuit court for twelve years, beginning in 1800, and filled other offices. Iowa Teachers. At the annual session in Des Moines of the State Teachers' Association officers were elected as follows: President, Prof. H. H. Freer, of Mount Ver non College; First Vice-President, Miss 15. H. Rogers, of Maliasku County; Souond Vice- President, Miss Mary Doolittle, of Ames; Third Vice-President, Prof. A. U. Warner, of Hurlan; Secretary, Prof. J. M. Mohan, of Burlington. News in Urief. Two five-foot veins of coal were found 180 feet below the surface near Cambridge. Willie Slezak, aged 13 years, of Iowa City, fatally shot himself while handling a gun. A fire which started in the furniture house of Wyman & Rands at Burlington cau«d a loss of over §210,000, with $180,000' insurance. Eurlington's coal vein is nothiag but blxie sandstone. John Ritchart, aged 94 years, a resident of Polk County for over forty years, is dead. Daniel Brannan, while intoxicated, set fire to his bunk in the Emmetsburg jail and was fatally burned. Sylvester Caldwell, a young farmer of Independence, was found dead, presumably from heart disease. The 4-year-old son of F. C. Bailey, of Oskaloosa. was burned to death by his clothing catching fire from a stove. There are 413 convicts in the Fort Madison penitentiary. T wenty-two are in for life. The oldest convict is Joe Matthews, sent from Jefferson County twenty-three years ago for killing his wife. He is 80 years old. A fire at Ogden destroyed the store of Slyvcster & Statton. Loss, $10,000. Articles of incorporation of the State Bank of Mediapolis were filed with the Secretary of State. The bank is o.rgau- ized for twenty-five years with a capital of -525,000. A passenger train on the Iowa Central ran into a freight near Oskaloosa and Engineer VVolcott was fatally and several passengers wero seriously injured. Dr. C. M. Hillebrand, of Le Mars, has gciie to Berlin, Prussia, to ttudy the new consumption cure at the University of Berlin, with Dr. Koch, the great discoverer. At DCS Moines the grand jury returned indictments against Justice of the Peace J. B. Johnson for making false returns and against Justice L. B. Cullender and Constable George Cleg. getl for conspiracy to defraud «Qf> comity. EMMA AHBOTT. side Alice Ellerton,Miss Nellie Franklin, Miss Vernon, Mr. Pruette, her manager; Mr. and Mrs. Michelena, of the. company, Manager Pratt and wife, of the hotel, and Dr. Pinkcrton. The body was embalmed and inclosed in a handsome casket and will go from here to Denver, thence to Chicago, and thence to Worcester, Mass., where her husband is buried. She confidently expected to ' die, and told her physician so on New Year's day. A singular coincidence connected with the affair is that she expired-on the anniversary of her husband's death. A short burial service was held Monday afternoon by Eev. Dr. McNiece, of the Presbyterian church. The body left for the East at 10 o'clock Monday nig'ht. [Emma, Abbott was a Chicago woman. Siio •was born in that city In 1850, and went with her parents to Peorhv when four years old. Her taste for music was hereditary, her father having been a music teacher. Ho was not very successful financially, however, but before she was ten years old Emma was able to give, hitn coi.Hiderabie aid in beeping the family by singing at concerts, accompanying herself on the guitar. She sang and played at country town concerts for several years, gradually widening the circle of her tours, and at sixteen pavo it up for awhile and settled down as a school teacher in Peoria. After a time she resumed her musical performances and at Toledo, O., in 1870, she attracted the attention of Clara Louise KelloKS, who was struck with her talent and took an interest in her. Miss Kellogg sent her to New York, where she studied under Ernani and after a time was engaged as soprano at the Church of the Divine Paternity, of which Rev. Dr. E. H. Chapin was pastor. There she made many friends, and through them was enabled to go to Europe and study mus.c under San Giovanni, Wartol, and others in Italy and France. Sho sung with success In Florence. Ijondon and elsewhere in Europe, and was engaged for three years by Mapleson. Returning to her native country, she entered upon tho career with the success of which all are familiar. Her principal roles were Mignou, Lucia, Linda, Martha, Zorlina, Juliet, Leonora and Virginia. Sho was married to Mr. Eugene Wetherell, who died in Denver about two years ago. By economy and Bhrewd investments she accumulated a fortune of about $1,000,000.] SWORN IN. The New Supreme Court Justice, Henry B. lirown, Takes the Oath of OHlce. WASHINGTON, Jaii. 6.—The corridors leading to the Supreme Court chamber were crowded Monday noon by those eager to see the installation of the new Associate J u s • tice, Henry B. Brown, of Michigan. Within the inclosure reserved for members of the bar were a number of distinguished legal luminaries, including e x Postmaster-General Don M. Dickinson, ex-Senator McDonald, of Indiana, and ex-Secretary Boutelle. Tho wife of Justice Brown and her two sisters sat directly alongside of the leathern chair which was about to be occupied by the new Justice. Justice Brown repeated the oath of office in his deop sonorous Voice without waiting for the clerk to precede him in the usual way. He was robed in his gown before entering the court-room. JUSTICE JSKOWN. HEAVY FAILURE. The un Dueber Watch Company Makes Assifjfnuieut ut Cincinnati. CINCINNATI, Jan. 0.—The Dueber Watch Company, whose works were formerly at Newport, Ky., but are now at Canton, O., and which has an office in Cincinnati, made an assignment in this city at 6 o'clock Mon- Howard Douglass for creditors. The nona- 81,500,000; liabilities, including preferences, §450,000; preferred claims, securities to seven National banks, $353,000. The failure is attributed to stringency in the money market. day the inal evening to benefit of assets are TOO MANY RULERS. Nebraska Snflnorliijj from a Surplus of Governors — Governor Thayer Kefuacs to Surrender tho Office to the Newly* Elected Governor Jloyd, and l'ower», the Alliance Candidate, Taken the Oath of onice In Hope That Something May Turn Up, LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 10.—Powers, the Alliance candidate, took the oath of office at t o'clock p. m. Friday, and it is said that the Legislature will recognize him as Governor. Ex-Governor Thayer still holds the executive oflice and Governor Boyd has taken offices in another part of the building. A.ll the new Stale officers have been recognized except the Governor. Tom Major was installed as Lieutenant Governor and president of the Senate under protest. Governor Boyd has the Governor's seat and has been recognized by all the new State officers as Governor, and they will report to him. Governor Boyd will appoint and swear in a new stafl' and take command of the militia, when, it is stated, Company D, now on di !;y, will, under their new commander's orders, retire to their barracks. Ex-Governor Thayer will then be asked to retire, and if he refuses it i» most probable that Governor Boyd will put him out of the oilice by force. Thayer hns filed a petition in the Su- prfeme Court, alleging that Boyd is an alien and not eligible to the ofiice, and praying that he be restrained from the duties of the oilice. The court has adjourned but as their opinion has already been handed down, these proceedings amount to nothing. The constitution gives the Governor power to declare the Legislature adjourned if he so desires. It is now rumored that Governor Boyd will adjourn the Legislature-if they do not proceed regularly to bvisincss. Governor Tha.ycr also petitioned the Supreme Court for il writ of quo war- rauto to.determine the position of Governor Boyd. The court answered in•formally that no decision would be made until next Tuesday. As to the jurisdiction of the court Governor Thayer makes the following explanation: "To WHOM IT MAY CONCUIIK: My position is exactly this: Tlicro is a general conviction that Mr. Hoyd is not a citiy.cn of this State; that, although hu hns lived hero for many years, he oivus silloginnco to a foreign power. I desire this matter to ba tested before the Supreme Court, for it is a judicial question. If he is a citizen it is a very easy matter for him to prove the fac.t. If he is not a citix'jn that fact should bo established. Article f), section 2, of t'on State constitution of Nebraska is in the following words: 'Persons eligible—No person shall bo eligible to the oilice of Governor or Licutcnant- Govornor who shall not have attained the age of 30 yours and been for two years next preceding his election a citizen of the United States and of this Slate.' Language can not make tho provision liny stronger. I have sworn to support the constitution, and it is ray duty to prevent, so Tar as it is in my powi.-r, a person who owes allegiance to a foreign government from becoming Governor of Nebraska. If the proper tribunal should decide, upon investigation, that Mr. Boyd is eligible to tho position, I will immediately transfer tho olllco to him. I am advised by high logiil authority that it is my duty to ds- fend tho constitution. JOHN M. THAYER." Governor Boyd has nothing to say about his case except that he knows he is a citizen, has been legally elected and qualified and intends to act at all hazards. He issued a requisition for a prisoner to-day and performed other official acts. 11 is friends claim that even if Mr. Boyd was not legally naturalized he is a citizen of the United States because he was a citizen of the Territory of Nebraska, and that when the State was admitted into the Union all of its citizens were invested with full citizenship. Others say that it is the design of Mr. Boyd to take the office and keep the case in the courts during the greater part of his term. In the House an uproar was caiised Friday afternoon by a motion to appoint a committee to wait on the Governor and ask for his message. Amendments directing the committee to wait upon Governor Thayer, Governor Boyd and Governor Powers were proposed in rapid succession, and this matter had not reached a focus at the time of adjournment. The Legislature and Supreme Court are moving but slowly toward a solution of the difficulty, and in the meantime all kinds of conflicts of authority are taking place. The situation is unique and new developments of a more or less sensational nature are taking place hourly. The old Governor fortified himself in his office Thursday, sleeping there at night under guard of a company of militia and a number of special oflicers. He held the fort without opposition and l^riday morning 1 the board of public lands and Imildings met and assigned Govern'or Boyd quarters in another part of the building. He immediately assumed possession, appointed ,1. G. Higgins, of Grand Island, private secretary and began acting as Governor. Tho first conflict of authority took place Friday afternoon when a telegram was received by a member of the Legislature and transmitted to Governor Boyd to the effect that an Indian outbreak would take place in the northern part of the State and asking that the militia now at the front be placed to repel an attack. Governor Boyd ordered Adjutant-General Cole to make preparations to check an outbreak, but General Cole refused to obey, saying that lie would take orders only from Governor Thayer. The office of Adjutant-General was at once declared vacant and soon afterward Governor Boyd appointed General Victor Vifquain to the position. The State forces on the frontier now have two commanders and it is impossible to tell which they will obey. is wrapped in and streets are number of tidal Assets ami Liabilities of the Firm of I)el- uinatur & Co. MEADVILLE, Pa., Jan. 0.—The statement of the appraisers of the banking firm of Delamater & Co. show that the assets of the firm are estimated at $301,000. Of this estimate §158,000 belongs to the firm, §0:J,000 to George B. Delamater, $05,000 to George Wallace Delamater, and SI0,000 to T. A. Delamater. Though the assignees are still unable to give an accurate statement regarding the nron's liabilities, it is said that they will amount to $1,040,000, which iu'iludes t&e person*! liabilities of the wwitNe •. . . . . .«, 8 A HARD WINTER IN EUROPE. Grsnt SiifTorlwsr Reported fr<m» Almost Kvery Country on the Continent—Many 1'orlsh from Cold and Hungnr. LONDON, Jan. 10. — It is now the seventh week of the prevalence, of frost throughout the United Kingdom, with no signs of abatement of the severity of the weather. From John O'Groat's house to Land's End the coxmtry snow, and canals ice-bound. Even a rivers are frozen fast. For duration of the frost period this is the greatest winter of the century, and in point of severity the winters of 18W and 1814 alone exceed it. .The Thames below Richmond remains partially frozen and is covered with ice Hoes which are impeding navigation. Above Teddington the ice on the Thames is eight inches thick. Carriers' vans cati traverse the river's frozen surface from Sutton Court to Abington. Skaters have a free stretch for many miles above and below Oxford. Numerous deaths have, resulted from the extreme cold, several of them at the very gates of work-houses, where groups of poor people were waiting for shelter. Midland newspapers declare that thousands of persons are in a condition of serai-starva- tion, many laborers being compulsorily idle, without fires or food. Mayors of cities with the aid of loca 1 boards are directing an organized distribution of bread and coal and are starting relief kitchens, still they fail to reach a host of cases of distress. Numerous instances occur of coroners' inquests on the bodies of people found dead in bed where the verdict is that death resulted from cold and hunger. In every country on the continent there is suffering because of the Severe weather. The coasts of 1'.eIgium, Holland and North Germany are blocked with ice. In the Scheldt river navigation is nearly at a, standstill on account of the ice. At the North German port of Cuxhaven twenty-nine steamships are ice-bound. Pilots there are unable to communicate with vessels on account of the ice floes, thus making the harbor inaccessible. Several vessels were struck by immense masses of the floating ice and their hulls wero so badly damaged that the boats rapidly filled with water and soon went-to the bottom. In every instance their crews were saved from death only with great difficulty. At Hamburg navigation is greatly impeded by the immense blocks of ice which fill the river. The board of navigation is making every effort to keep the river open and is employing three of the strongest tugs that could be secured as ice-breakers. At Antwerp 10,000 workmen have been thrown out of employment owing to the unusually severe weather. The misery cavised among the poorer classes in consequence is widespread and intense. Dispatches from the Gorman ports of Lubeck, Stettin and \Vinemunde all tell of the inaccessibility of their harbors on account of the ice, and say that navigation has ceased, that there is much snow and that no open water is visible. In Berlin the temperature is at 10 degrees below zero, Fahrenheit. The Harz railway is snow-blocked, and the mails usually conveyed by its trains are now transported in sleighs. All Bavaria is covered with snow, and in the coxintry between the Danube and the Alps the snow is eighteen inches deep. In certain localities along the Rhine snow-drifts are piled seventeen feet high, threatening inundations when they thaw. In Northern Italy snow began to fall on Wednesday and did not cease until Friday. The inhabitants of that region are suffering acutely, sitch weather being entirely unknown to them, and it is feai'cd that numbers of people have perished in the storm. A telegram from Madrid reports heavy snow-falls in Spain and says communication with all the provinces of Spain is difficult. It also reports the prevalence of intensely coli weather in Valencia, where orange groves have been swept by the storm, entailing heavy losses to the owners. At Marseilles the. hospitals are gorged with sufferers from various affections caused by the cold weather. Dock laborers there have lighted along the quays great fires at which to warm themselves during working hours. Two express trains bound for Trieste are snowed up, and it is not known whether relief has been sent to the passengers. At Klageufurth, in Austria, a freight train has been buried out of sight by an avalanche. The bora wind continues to blow. At Trieste the wheels of the locomotives freeze to the rails, and the population of the city is helpless so far as getting supplies is concerned. •Jo reports have been received from Alpine districts for two days. There are fears of a sudden thaw, which will flood the rivers. A violent storm, accompanied by hail and snow and extending a long distance inland, is reported from the seaport of Algiers, in North Africa. The report is coupled with the assurance that nothing like such a severity of weather was ever known in that region before. Advices from Paris say that the Seine is blocked with ice near Rouen and that the llhoue is frozen above Lyons. Telegrams from Arms and Nlines say that much suffering is being caused at these places by the intensely cold weather and that a lumber of persons have been found frozen to death. THOUSANDS PAY TRIBUTE. ffnncml Servians i»t Chicago Over tlifl mains of tlio I,ate 10 m mil Abbott. CHICAGO, Jan. 10.—The city of hef birth has bade a sad farewell to Emma Abbott, and to-day all that is mortal of the little songstress reposes in a vault in Graceland Cemetery. The vast throng which filled every nook and corner of the spa.cious Central Music Hall Friday afternoon and the equally large crowd on the outside which strove in vain to gain admittance was a strikingly popular tribrte to a typical American girl who, from ft lowly position, had by energy and determination carved out her pa,th to fame and fortune. The remains rested at the foot of tho platform. The floral tributes wero numerous and elegant. In the audience the theatrical lodge of Elks attended in a body, while in the balcony and galleries the very rich and very poor were indiscriminately mingled, and there were few dry eyes in the vast assemblage. Harrison Wild at the organ began the solemn strains of Chopin's funeral inarch as Dr. H. W. Thomas and Prof. David Swing came down the long aisle' toward the stage. Behind them were the honorary pall-be;'.r..u's—Milward Ada-ins, Thomas W. Prior, Harry L. Hainlin. Harry J. Powers. J.-JI. McVicker and Will J. Davis. The casket was borne by James Loraiige, Richard Karl, G. Konney, J. K. Murehie.Daniel Considine and William Pruette, all members of the Emma Abbott Opera Company. Mr. and Mrs. Scth Abbott, the parents; Leon Abbott. 'Fred M, Abbott, Mr. and M vs. Henry C. Chirk, the latter a sister of Emma Abbott, and a larg.; number of friends and professional people took scats reserved for them near the front. The casket was placed icar the stage. On top of it was a mndsome floral pillow presented by the Chicago Elks. Mrs. Gcncvra Johnstone Bisliop, Mrs. Marie Hester. Whitney Moekridgc and George Ellswortli Holmes sung "Lead, Kindly Light," after which Prof. Swing read from the Scriptures. Mrs. Bishop's sweet voice filled the great room with a melody peculiarly fitting to the occasion as she sung "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth.'' Dr. Thomas delivered a short invocation. Prof. Swing dilated on the endearable character of the deceased. Rev. Thomas followed in eloqxient and pressive remarks. The procession' carriages which formed the cortegi Graceland Cemetery was over half mile in length. The casket was plac> in the vault with the masses of flor tributes heaped about it. Here it will r main until the wishes of the deceased are made known at the reading of the will. The remains of the great prima donna arrived in Chicago Friday morning over the Chicago & Alton road and were taken to the Continental Hotel. The entire opera company arrived on the train which brought the body. At the hotel the casket was opened and many people viewed the remains. The face was lifelike and bore a peaceful smile. The dress was a handsome white silk bordered with lilacs and white blossoms—the one worn in ''Ernani." Upon the top of the casket was a silver plate bearing the inscription: "Emma Abbott Wetherell, aged 80 years," THE WHITE HOUSE. LITERARY AND ART NOTES. MILLKTT'S Angelus, which in size measures 20.\ai>i inches, sold at the rate of $368. o4 per square inch. AT Birmingham, Eng., a collection of five hundred examples of David Cox, who was u native of that city, is shown in the art gallery. COJ.ONICI, N. S. GOSB, of Topeka, Kan., has an ornithological collection that is surpassed only by that of the National Museum at Washington. DR. HOLMES appears in the Harvard catalogue as "Oliver Wendell Homes, M. D., LL. D., LjLtt. I),, P." a J*, f - -• - Senator .Stanford Presents 11 Mill for tha Enlargement of the Executive Mansion In Accordance witli Mrs. Harrison's Plans. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.—Senator Stanford (Cal.) introduced in the Senate Friday a bill for the extension of the executive mansion in accordance with the plan proposed by Mrs. Harrison, to embrace the present mansion as a private executive mansion, enlarged by the addition of an executive office or official wing on the west and a public wing or gallery of pictures, historic relics and art treasures on the east. Both are counterparts of the original structure in design and connected therewith by colonnades and hallways and on the south by a connecting range of iron and glass structures of symmetrical design, forming executive conservatories and winter gardens, the whole architectural group forming an inner park or garden at a cost not to exceed $950,000. The present intention and hope is that the corner-stone of the new structure can be laid with appropriate ceremonies October 13, 1893, as this date is peculiarly appropriate, being the" 400th anniversary of the discovery of America and the centennial of the laying of the foundation of the present edifice. A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION. THROUGH THE ICE. Two Urotlit-ris Drowntul ut CusBville, \VEs. —Tho Mother's Narrow Kscape. CASBVILI,K, VVis., Jan. 10.—Two little brothers, Joseph and Willie Barren, aged. 10 and 13 years respectively, were drowned in the Mississippi Thursday evening. They had just returned from school and went out on the ice to play. They had been gone only a few minutes when their mother heard their screams for help. Running to their assistance she also broke in, and but for the timely e»ce of a j»a« wb,o lives »e$r fe too, wouid fcpye Imp, &*?i A Nltro-Glyceriuo Magazine Neur Toledo Itlown to Pieces—No One Hurt. TOI.KIJO, O., Jan. 10.—At 1'3:30 Friday the magazine of the Bradford Nitro- Glycerine Company, located between Prairie Depot and Bradner, Wood County, about twenty-five miles south, of Toledo, exploded with a report that was heard over a wide area and was mistaken everywhere for an earthquake shock. No one was in or near the magazine at the time, and hence no fatalities took place. The force of the explosion was so terrific that the trees over many acres are torn up by the the ground is broken a mile on every side of ing chasm which now occupies the site of the magazine. The farm-houses in the neighboorhood had their windows smashed. The shock was plainly felt at Monroe, Mich., twenty-four miles north of here, and it must have been perceptible over a circular area at least 100 miles in diameter. roots and for half the yawn- A TRUST The American JGOES UP. Company Dl«- HurvesUu- solved. CHICAGO, Jan. 10.—Owing to trust laws of several of the States the great harvesting-machine trust,'kno'wn as the American Harvester Company, with its enormous capital of $85,- QOO.OOO, has been dissolved. At » meeting of the directors of the company held at thxj offices of Warder, Bushnell & Glessner it was decided to discontinue the project. The directors representing the organization in the different States were iuatructed to sea tfcat the «

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