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r lv> f:'.*HKM13S*J»4*?fW.N1IVS. All coinnmtilcixrlousforTlfis pupocslKWl-J licnc.com /-.aul -il I), 1 lAiouativ of tlio million tint neccpsfti-lly frt puhllcnifnn,Imt us im evidence of itoou fivli-lt on tho p:>rt o' 1 MiO wrlNT. Writ • mils' on onoslilc of tlin pn- p<T. lie. pnrtlriiliirlyc.iiivfullriKlvlnKniimesnnii' -]»ti'» to l-.Rva til" l«;ici-*nn<! (Kuros nlillit nmlrilsllnct. Prop i'V immi'H fire nfu-n illlHi'i'ilr to decipher, liocnuse of M"' toi-i:!c«* Dimmer mvhtr.li (hey ix:-o written. THIS faetories duced last year hats. of Danbury, Ct., pro- more than six million ACCORDING to Stepniak, the pro- gratnmc of the Russian Nihilist is: National representation, a National Parliament, universal suffrage, local autonomy, freedom of the presa, of speech and meetings. A GEORGIA court has decided that the preacher can collect his wages. If he is employed to serve a church at a stipulated salary or for a salary not stipulated he must be paid, and in case h» is not, the property of a church is liable for it. THE monument to the memory of Emma Abbott, to be erected in Oak Grove Cemetery, Gloucester, Mass., where the remains of her husband lie, is already in course of construction by Mr. R. .F. Reinhardt, of Philadelphia. It will cost about 850,000. RUSSIA is about to undertake one of the greatest achievements of the age— that is, to build a railroad across the steppes and mountains of Siberia, 3,000 miles long, from Ural to Vladivostok. It will open up a vast region of great fertility and mineral resources. JAY Goui.D'8 daily income is said to be about §7,500. But this is rather small compared to Rockefeller, who is supposed to receive 318,000 daily, or Astor.who gets 823,000 daily, or even Cornelius Vanderbilt, who lias to get along with 515,000 for every twentv-four hours. IOWA STATE NEWS. i THE people of Sing- Sing, N. Y., are anxious to change the name of their village to Ossming, on account of the prison associations of the present term. A manufacturing- company which threatens to leave the place unless a change is effected strengthens the do- sire of the residents. THE Bad Lands of Dakota are described, as a strip extending a hundred miles north and south, by fifteen to thirty miles wide. They are composed of sticky white clay, and have been washed into deep, steep-sided gullies. To get through them 011 foot or horseback is very difficult, and with a vehicle next to impossible. To cleanse the streets of London a force of five hundred men, women and children is employed. Paris, the model city of the world in respect to clean streets, employs 2,200 men, 950 women and 30 boys. In America the introduction of horse-power machinery has greatly improved results and decreased expenses. THE French War Office sent word lately to the garrison where the records showed an offio named Manduct to be stationed, to have a military fete on tho day he would be one hundred years old. Explanations that followed showed that he had been dead for fifteen year's, though his name had not been taken from the rolls. Two llrivvo Gltlfti Mamie Crawford and Bertha Loomts, two Id-yenv-olrt girls, averted a dis« astrous iive by their pluck and presence of in hid. While alone in the Crawford residence at Fort Dodge they discovered thai, the roof was ablaze. Without losing a moment the girls connected the garden hose with the hydrant and reared a heavy ladder in the teeth of a fierce wind. While Miss Crawford held tho swaying ladder Miss Lootnis climbed to the. voof and with the hose extinguished the fire. The Oldest Living Native. .Tames CruiUshank, of Lee County, is believed to be the oldest living native of .Iowa. He \vus born May 7, 18H5, in what is now Leo County, being the first white child born in the, county, and with tho exception of five years, from 1857 to 1802, has been a resident of the State, having grown from childhood to manhood within three miles of the place of his birth. Chiefs Black Ifawk and Keokuk and other noted Indians wore frequent callers at his f athei-'s house. Tried to Kill Ills Children. James Love, a farmer living near Attica, has shown s'g-ns of:'insanity for some time. Recently lie took his two sons, aged 3 and 7 years, into tho woods, and when a mile away from home announced that he had a command to sacrifice them, lie bound them both to separate trees and was about to cut their throats when the mother, who hud followed the party, fearing danger, appeared on the scene. After a desperate light she compelled her mad husband to give up his weapon. Will BiR a K\K JJitoh. George U. Pearsons has contracted or a big ditch on his Hnmboldt County arm. It will be dug in the spring and s to be throe miles long, five and a half cot deep, six feet wide at the top and :>ne and a half at the bottom. The land •o bo drained by this ditch was once jovercd by a body of water called Owl ake. Some years ago Mr. Pearsons reclaimed it by drainage. The digging of Jiis ditch will place this fiirm among ,hc driest as well as the richest iu the State. Ail Old AVatch. Judge J. L. Cheyney. of Fort Dodge, is the possessor of a watch that was presented to him by his father over six- .y years ago, and which is an heirloom of the family. The watch is of histor- cal interest, having been brought to America long before the revolution and carried by Thomas Cheyney at the time ihat he delivered in pcrson-thc first news to General George Washington of the advance of the British before the battle of Brandywine. The loir a National Guiird. At the second annual meeting in Des Moines of the Iowa National Guard Association officers were elected as follows: President, General W. L. Davis, of Cedar Eapids; Vice-Presidents, Colonel Park McManus, of Iowa City, and C. W. Boutin, of Hampton; Recording Secretary, Captain I'. J. Gaines, of Greenfield; Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, Major-General J. T. Hume, of Des Moines. THE SENATORIAL MILL. It Toms Out ft Grist of Mtembers of the tipper Branch of Congress — Governor Hill Elected In Now York — Senator Voorhcos Getg Another Term from Indiana— ItcBiiH of the Dallotlng In Other States. INIHANAPOMS, Ind.,Jan. 22.—In joint convention of the Legislature the votes of the two Houses for United States Senator were compared, and D. W. Voorhees 'declared elected. Voorhees received 110 votes and Governor IJovey received 40. ALUANV, N. Y., January 22.—Every member of bo Mi houses of the Legislature was present when the joint ballot for United .States Senator was taken at noon. The vote, as announced, gave David B. Hill 81 votes, William M. Evarts 70 votes. Hill was declared elected. Coxcoisi), N. TT., Jan. 22. — Both houses met in joint' convention Wednesday and declared Jacob II. Gallinger elected United States Senator to the full term of six y e a r s, fro m March, 1801. Ezra S. Stearns (Rep.) was elected -Secretary of State. Tho election o f o t h e r -r. n. GAT/UNO.KR. State officers has been postponed by the Legislature. II\HTFoini, Conn., Jan. 22.—Both Houses met in joint convention at noon. The. roll-call began on the vote for A STKOKE of good luck came to John Tobin, a poor man residing in Long Island City, '*:.. Y. Being short of firc- "wood, he broke up an old oaken chest, which he h • bought in London two years ago. The trunk had a false bot- "tom, and in one of the secret compart- ••ments was a little tin box which con> tained twenty-two small diamonds .John sold them to a jeweler for &500. 1 THE uncomplimentary terms applied "to journalists recently by Emperor William recall by contrast the words used "by King Humbert, of Italy in speaking of the members of that profession. At one of the court balls in the palace at Rome the King summoned a number oJ editors to his side. After referring with expressions of admiration to the important work done by the press and to the difficult and powerful work of the editors, he added: "Gentlemen, I have often said that I should wish, to l»e a journalist were I not a King." IN university circles throughout the German Empire there is great regre over the death of Prof. Reins, of Leip Big. A few months ago he went to Crete at the head of a scientific expedi tion and had made valuable discoveries He disappeared suddenly, however, anc for a time no trace of him could b found. Recently his body was discov ered in the midst of a small forest near one of the villages on the island. Eleven arrests have been made already in connection with the murder. The Greeks say that he was killed by some Turkish soldiers who mistook him for a Greek CLOSED ITS DOORS. Fall tire of the American National Banlt of Kansas City, with Liabilities of Ovof £8,000,000. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 20.—Monday was one of the most exciting days financially in the history of Kansas City. The American National Bank at Eighth and Delaware streets failed for 5?2,500,000, although ita nominal assets are in excess of that sum. The bank is capitalized for $1,200,000. The two branches of the bank—one at the Stock Yards Exchange and the other on Union avenue—were likewise both closed Monday morning, and quite an anxious crowd of depositors were standing around the doors. At neither of them could any information be obtained. The suspension of the American National is said to have been occasioned by a heavy loan which it made recently, and which so depleted its funds that it was unable to get together enough to meet the demands of depositors. Tho bank asked for a loan of §1,000,000, depending on its high credit for such aid. Instead, the clearing-house committee, after sitting on the matter till 8 o'clock a. m., was forced to refuse, after which sus pension became inevitable. The examination, made by tho committee from the other banks showed that the bank owed $1,200,000 to depositors and $800,000 to banks from which it had recently borrowed money to meet the demands of depositors. To offset this it had on hand §400,000 in cash and sight exchange and nominal assets to the amount of nearly United States Senator at 12:40 and the j $1,000,000. In going over this col- result announced ar> follows: Total lateral the bankers threw out a cousid- Hls llocly Found In tho Ico. The body of Frank Reese was found by section men frozen in the ice in English river, near Kalona. Reese was a well-dressed, apparently intelligent business man, who appeared in Kalona several months ago. After staying about town for a few days, during which time he appeared to have plenty of money, he disappeared and was not heard of until his body was found as described. Sewing-Machine Plant to IJo Started. At a meeting in Des Moines of the stockholders it was decided to start the Tibbies sewing-machine plant in the near future. The new company formed will buy up all claims. The company has a .5150,000 plant in Des Moines which has been idle two years on ac- coxint of litigation over certain subscriptions made to C. E. Tibbies. number of voles, 2T5; necessary to elect, 1553. Orville 15. Platt received 141 and Carlos French 134. Me. Platt was declared elected. ST. Louis, Mo., Tan. 22.—-A Post- Dispatch .1 effersoti. City'(Mo.) special says: Both houses of the State Legislature met in joint session at noon and voted for United Stat.es ' Senator as follows: Vest (Dem.), 130; Headlco (Rep.), !3'2; Leonard (Labor), 8; Jones (Labor), 1. Senator Vest was therefore declared re-elected. ItAKiusinjuo, Pa,, Jan. 22.—The two houses of the Legislature met in joint convention Wednesday. A joint ballot for United States Senator was not necessary under the law, as Senator j Cameron received a majority in each house. The parts of the journals referring to the vote being read, J. Donald Cameron was formally declared elected United States Senator, and Lieutenant-Governor Watres, in the presence of the joint assembly, signed the certificate of election. DKNVKIJ, Col., Jan. 22.—The Senate and House met in joint session at noon Wednesday to ballot for United States Senator. The -vote was: II. M. Teller, 47; Caldwell Yeamans, 27. OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 22.—The Legislature in joint session Wednesday elected Watson C. Squire United States Senator. The vote stood: Squire, 58; W. A. Calkuw, 30; Thomas Carroll, (Dem.) 21. SAI/K.M, Ore., Jan. 22.—The Legislature in joint mission. Wednesday formally re-elected John II. Mitchell United States Senator to succeed himself. LITTI.K ROCK, Ark., Jan. 22.—In joint session Wednesday the General Assembly completed the work of re-electing James K. Jones United, States Senator by the following vote: Jones (Dem.), 100; Tricvber (Rep.), 14; scattering, 5. TWENTY MILES OF FLAME. Two Kivcrs Covered with Oil Are Iflrod and IMucli Property Is Destroyed. GHAFTOX, W. Va.,. Jan. 22.— The great pipe of the Eureka Oil Field Company broke Monday night where it crosses Buffalo creek, and when the break was discovered the creek and the Monongahela a-iver for twenty miles were covered with oil. After dark some one fired the oil, and the streams were soon on fire for twenty miles. Every object for miles was visible. Thousands of trees were killed and five bridges burned, including the great iron bridge at Pine Grove. erable amount as not worth considering. About §1,200,000 remained. This they decided was not sufficient for a loan. S cveral of the bankers, knowing that the stockholders would be liable for any loss that might be sustained should this security not prove, ample for the loan, were in favor of making it anyhow. President Stimson, in explaining why there was not more acceptable collateral, stated that, in order to get a loan of $800,000 from Eastern correspondents, the bank had been obliged to hypothecate its best securities. He said that the collateral pledged for these loans was largely in excess of the imount borrowed. As the committee vas unable to see this collateral it did not consider it. The failure was cavised by distrust. For weeks there have been rumors to ;he effect that the bank was unsafe. The quarterly statement made by the American National October 2 showed Jiat it had nearly §5,000,000 on leposit. The distrust caused by ;he failures in the East, added ;o reports set in circulation adverse to the bank, caused its deposits to 'all off between the statement of October 2 and that of December 10. The deposits December 18 were shown by ihe statement of that date to have been about »3,000,000. More than half of ihese were drawn out up to last Saturday night. It is the opinion of the bankers who examined the American's collateral that the stockholders' loss,while it may be heavy, will not be total. Very little of the stock is held here, most of it being in the hands of wealthy Eastern men, among them being Secretary of State James G. Blaine, who is I'eputcd to own .SoO, 000 worth of it. The fact of the bank being closed had a somewhat depressing effect on other bankers in the packing-house district, all of whom experienced more ov less of a run, but none were embarrassed by it. A run on the Kansas City Safe Deposit ami Savings Bank, which was supposed to be connected with the American National, took place an.4 continued all day. At the hour of closing the crowd of depositors waiting their turn was larger than during the morning. To all appearances the bank has plenty of money, and it is the general opinion of those in a position to know that the bank is all right and that there is no occasion for the scare. THKKE are 28,000 names of pensioners on the books of the United States pension bureau, New York City. Regular times for the payment of claims are tho 4th days of March, June, September and December. There is a horde of applicants on these days, but the majority of the claims are paid by letter. The money is sent all over the world, including China, Japan, India and the fav North, in sums ranging from $2 to §72. Among tho largest sums paid are those received by Mrs. George 15. MeClellau and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant. The former receives 82,000 annually and the lattei $6,000. __ Miss MAKGAKET MOOBE, aged 93, died recently at \Vellsburg-, W. Va., in the house in which she was born. She waa *he daughter of the first settler at Wellsburg. Immediately across the Ohio river was the historic Indian village oi Mingo, then the headquarters of tho great chief Logan, of whom Miss Moore related many .reminiscences. When a child she was a great favorite with Logan, who used to carry her about iu his arms. At his death she was one oi those "who mourned for Logan." Misa Moore was never move than ten miles from the Uoute in which she spent he* life and uevgf £fidg 05 § rajOroad train. News in Knef, During the last eight months 440 odd searches for liquor have been made in 3>urlington under the prohibitory law. These searches cost the county about 5?18 apiece. The State Railroad Commission was reorganized, S. W. Luke taking his scat, and 1<\ T. Campbell being elected chairman and W. W. Ainsworth secretary. W. 1\ Morse deserted his wife at Sioux City and eloped with a young woman named Smith, after mortgaging s household goods for fr~00. The. ordinance closing all business jlae.es except drug stores on Sunday will be inforced in Fort Dodge. Wallace "JJuxton, a lad, was killed at Burlington by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of Tom (Jrinnell. All the saloon-keepers in Missouri Valley were indicted by tho grand jury and were arrested. At Des Moines the Iowa State Council of Catholic Knights of America elected as president II. S. llarrett. William Neville, aged 70 years and deaf, was run over and killed by a train at \Vorthington. John Dix, of River Sioux, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of his gun. Thoma & Michigan, furniture dealers at LeMurs, assigned to A. M. Duas. The liabilities were $10,000. The Iowa Association for the Protection of Fish and Game has decided to hold the annual sporting tournament at Des Moines, May 19, 20 and 21. Open to sportsmen of the whole Northwest. James Butler, a railroad man at Fort Dodge, and Mary Davis, a fifteen-year- old school girl, eloped. They were arrested at Boorieville, Mo., and the girl's parents would prosecute Butler for abduction. For years past the southern portion of Burlington has been a scene of incendiary fires. The incendiary, who was supposed to be a monomaniac, was discovered in the act, but evaded both Identification and capture. from Minister 1'helps. WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.—The President has received a package from Hon. William Walter Phelps, United h'tates Minister to Germany, containing five vials of Koch's lymph, and has distributee them as follows: Two vials to Surgeon- General Hamilton, of the Marine hospital service in Washington, and one vial 'each to the Policlinic hospital Chicago, the Charity hospital >o±' New Orleans and the City hospital of Indianapolis. Ice Scenery at Niiiftura Fulls. LocivroKT, N. Y., Jan. 22.—The ce scenery at Niagara Falls is unusually beautiful just now. The trees ant shrubs in the park and on the- islanc are covered with frozen spray, which glistens like diamonds in the sun. Ai ice mountain has formed at the foot of the American falls, and from tho large amount of iloating ice it lookfi as if an ice bridge might form at any moment. SUFFERING IN KANSAS. Newspaper OHSce ilurmul. HOLLAxi>, Mich., Jan. 22.—The office of De Grondwet, the largest Dutch paper in the United States, was totally destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. Loss about §4,000; insured. The West Michigan Furniture Company had a large amount of furniture stored in the building. Its loss is about .fo.OOO; not insured. The fire is supposed to huve been the work of MI incendiary. For » Congress of States. DEXVKU, Col., Jan. 23.—There is a movement on foot to hold a congress to be composed of representatives of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Jo\va, North and South Dakota, Wyoming-, Utah and Montana. The purpose is to unite the people of these States and Territories in the work of securing National legislation demanded by the best interest of the Middle Western States. The congress i* to be held at the great rnarui : g-ras and inter-State trade display at J Galveaton, Tex., from February 5 to 10, I Inclusive. Governor Humphrey Culls the turc's Attention to tho 1'roHsing Needa ol* Kesirtouts of Itawlliis County. TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 20.— Governor Humphrey submitted a message to the Legislature Monday afternoon calling attention to a dispatch sent him, from llawlins County telling- of extreme suffering from cold and hunger there and asking the Legislature for assistance. He suggested that an emergency bill be rushed through authorizing tho warden of the State penitentiary to furnish all the coal necessary from the State mines near Lsavenworth. When the message was submitted the Representative from Rawlins County read a telegram saying that many farmers were v btirxiing their furniture for fuel and that twelve inches of snow was on the ground. The bill will be passed. STILL ASLEEP. Mrs. Wliitn, of Kan Claire, AVls., Has Not IJeen Awake for Twenty-Five Days. EAU CLAIKE, Wis., Jan. 20.—Mrs. Melvina A. White, who has been asleep for twenty-five days, is still in the same condition at her home in "Wheaton, about nina miles from this city. Mrs. White is about 40 years of age. She has become somewhat emaciated and is evidently slowly sinking. Previous to the day on which she fell into the state of coma in which she now is she had been quite weak from general debility and nervous prostration. KALAKAUA IS DEAD. The i>uslty Potentate of tho Hawaiian I«* lands Expires of a 1'nlnful IMseftse nt the 1'alivce Hotel In San Francisco—His Remains to Bo Shipped Home—The Suo« cession to the Throne-Ills Career. SAN FnANCisco, Jan. 21.— King Kalakaua, of the Hawaiian Islands, died at the. Palace Hotel in -this city at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. There had been no hope of his recovery since Sunday, though his condition was not generally known until Monday evening, ^^ when the attend- KALAKAUA. ing physicians announced that his malady was Bright's disease and urccmia. The King's remains will be embalmed at once. While no definite arrangements have been made as yet for the funeral, it is probable that services will be held ;.n Trinity Episcopal Church Thursday and that the body will leave here for Honolulu on the United States flagship Charleston before the close of the week. The next regular passenger steamer for Honolulu will not leave here until January 27, and it is probable that the first intelligence of the King's death to reach the Hawaiian people' will be the arrival of the Charleston at Honolulu with the remains aboard. The question of the succession is very simple and will be peacefully settled. Kalakaua succeeded Sunalillo, the last of the Kainehameha dynas t y . When Kalakaua was elected he named as his Biiccessor Princ ess Liliuokal a n i , 1. i s sister, who is married to an American named John Gclomi- nis. She- is now regent, having been appointed such just QITEEJ,- KAPior.ANr. before Kalakaua sailed on his visit to this country last month. All she will have to do is to take the oath of office and be crowned as Queen. There is no necessity for any election or excitement. The new Queen is partial to Americans and no change in policy is expected. Even the presentCabinet will be retained [King Kalakaua, whoso full name was David Latimea Kalakaua, was born November 10, J83S, at Honolulu. He was tho son of High Chief Kalumn Kapaiikea, was of the highest Unease, as Kanaka lineage goes, and was more or less nearly related to several of tho monarchs who preceded him upon the throne of Hawaii, Kalakaua's early education wag obtained in the royal school founded at Honolulu about that time by American missionaries, and in that institution he remained from 3840 to 1S49. He acquired a fair education, and his accomplishments included a good knowledge of the English language. At the age o{ 1-1 he began his military studies under Cantain Funk, an old Prussian soldier. After ascending tho throne he translated the German tactics, with some modillcations, into the Hawaiian language for tho visa of his own troops. When Kivmohameha V. died in December, 1872, Kalakaua was a candidate for tho succession, but his rival, Lunalilo, made a successful appeal to 1 tho pleWsoitum, tho vote being verified by the Legislature. Lunalilo's reign was brief, iwid on his death in 1874 Kala- Uaua was again a candidate for the throne; His competitor this Dime was Queen Emma, the widow of Lunalilo, but Parliament gave Kalnkaua an overwhelming majority—42 out ol 48 votes—the election taking place February 19, 1874. The King-elect was not crowned until nine years after that date. He had married in I860' Kapiolani, the widow ol Queen Emma's uncle. King Kalakaua was probably the greatest traveler of all reigning monarehs. Ho visited the United States in 187ii and was received with marked distinction by President Grant, During'his tour of tho country ho visited most of the principal oities. Again, In 1881, he left his kingdom, malting a; tour of the world and being received with royal honors at all the great courts of Europe as well as at the courts of several Asiatic monnrchs. The object of these journeys, as described by his admirers in his own kingdom, was to promote tho welfare of his people. King Kalakaua's last trip abroad, which has ended with his life, was supposed at the time of his arrival iu December last to have had as an ultimate object theestablishmentof closer relations between his kingdom, and theUnited States —possibly of annexation. Nothing of this, however, has come to the surface during his visit. During his travels in America and Europe ho saw much of luxury nnd display, which he endeavored to imitate when he reached home. He also took kindly to some fashionable vices. The result was an era of extravagance In Hawaii, the principal expense falling upon; Americans and Europeans, none of the largo planters and taxpayers being natives. Money was borrowed in large quantities and squan* dered, the Legislature, with a majority of natives, voted as the King requested, and under 1 the constitution it was easy for Kalakaua to. have his way in all things. The Cabinet, however, although composed of natives, became frightened in time, and endeavored to limit the aggregate loan of tho empire, but failed and resigned. Tho final result was a revolution ?.n 1KS7. The -white residents of the< islands, through a league of which nearly all are members, formulated a plan ol action in two parts—a protest and tho purchase of 1,000 rifles, with plenty of ammunition. Tho protest insisted on a pledge that tho King should never again, directly or indirectly, endeavor to iulluenco legislation, and a promise that he would restore a largo sum of money which ho had accepted us. a bribe from a man who wanted exclusive liyhtj to sell opium in the kingdom. Kalakaua. endeavored to resist; to succumb wits to TBO humiliated, yet to abdicate would, mean ttoe pour-house. He asked the repre- entatives of foreign powers to take charge oJ the Oovcrnmout, but they declined and advised him to appoint a new Cabinet and grant a new constitution. Tho King bowed to tho inevitable and tho new constitution made it impossible for him thereafter to handle the public funds and for any one not a property-owner to vote for a member of either house of the Legislature. King Kalakaua always entertained the highest respect for the United States, as well as a predilection for Americans. Through this disposition on the dead King's part, this country has become by the new treaty of 1884, possessor of exclusive rights to the flne harbor of Pearl river in, Oahu, and he had frequently manifested a wish for ties still closer betweea the two nations.J BOREAS' GRIP. Chicago Men Will. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.—The Supreme Court has just decided the case brought from the courts of Virginia involving the right to import dressed beef and articles of this character from one State into another. The State of Virginia passed an act placing- such severe restrictions on the importation of dressed- bcef from other States as to be practically prohibitory. The case was appealed to the Supreme Court by the Chicago dressed-beef dealers, and the court declared the la vv unconstitutional, holding that a State had no right to pass any act, under th s name of a health law, Jnterf ei* witt commerce fixwi otber States, fastened tvlth Unprecedented FlrmneW on European Countries—Mixtiy I'crsoiii Frozen to Death— Ilonlh-es Built In the Btrceta of I'arls to \Varm the I'oor. BJJBMN, Jan. 20.—Reports from all parts show that the thermometer touched many degrees below zero Fahrenheit, but that the ccld is bearable in the absence of wind. The ice here is sixteen inches thick. The sea between Strnlsund and Ilng-cn, five miles in width, is alive with skaters and sleighs. The ponds are frozen to the bottom. Twenty-one head of deer in the royal fofest at Bonrath have died, and tho rest are in a miserable condition. In Holland and Belgium, the severity of the snow-fall has put a stop to railway and tramway traffic. Thousands of men are engaged in clearing the roads. On the coast of Holland the sea is frozen for a great distance and there is a bank of ice on the shore of extreme beauty. The harbors of Rotterdam and Flushing are inaccessible to vessels. Advicca from Naples report the death of two persons from the cold. The Italian rivers arc encumbered with ice. The roof of a school for boys at San Dcmctrio gave way ' beneath its burden of snow and ice and the whole mass went crashing into the school-room below. Twenty-two of the pupils were more or less seriously injured. On the frontier, near Geneva* a man was found frozen to death. Several vessels have been wrecked in the Bay of Biscay, and a mimber of live have been lost. The gales throughout Europe are the most severe in years. Several steamers in tho ice-locked river Elbe have lost their propellei's by dashing against ice floes. A number of vessels have parted their anchor chains and are drifting helplessly in the stream. The strongerst tugs can not leave the harbor of Cux-IIaven on account of the ice, and the citizens are assisting the military to blast the ice with melinite. LONDON, Jan. 20.—The severity of the weather recently experienced il. Great Britain is increasing. There is much suffering among the poorer classes, and from various sections of the country come accounts of many cattle and in several instances of Yunnan beings frozen to death. Several trades arc at a standstill owing to the cold weather. Heavy ice has blocked the docks at Newport in Monmouthshire and it is impossible for vessels to cither enter or leave the docks. A number of vessels that are loaded and ready to proceed to sea are consequently compelled to await the breaking up of the ice before they can sail. A lady was found Monday frozen to death in a railroad carriage at one of the stations in this city. PAJUS, Jan. 20.—During- Saturday and Sunday the most inlense- cold of the winter was experienced throughout France. Sunday an aged man was found frozen to death in his lodgings in this city. The thermometer Sunday touched seven degrees Fahrenheit at Macon, nine degrees here, twelve degrees at Toulouse, and live at Grenoble. Wells are frozen at Pcrpignan, where a man has been, found frozen to death in the street. A woman has been found frozen to death in her bed at Epignal, where the thermometer indicates four degrees- below zero. The harbors of Toulon and' Laseyne are frozen over for the first time on. record. The olive crop in the department of Gard is fast being ruined. Whole communes in the neighborhood of Perpignan, in the Pyrenees^ ore cut off' from comnmnication with the rest of the world, and wayfarers in those districts who had set out for mountain, villages have been frozen to death. The municipal authorities Monday night lighted hundreds of fires in the- streets of the city, and large numbers of wretchedly poor persons crowded around them, and, in the warmth afforded by the blaze, endeavored to obtain some relief from the intense cold xvhich prevailed. Every effort is- being made to relieve the great distresa which exists, and to this end the Palais des Beaux Arts has been convert eel into a nijfht shelter for the homeless, and is provided with a soup kitchen and a large number of straw mattrasses. The machine gallery in the exhibition building is used as a day shelter. Municipal buildings elsewhere in the city are also used for a similar purpose, and the protection which they afford is eagerly taken advantage of by a large number of the suffering people-.. The water supply in Versailles has become very scarce, owing to the freezing weather, and venders of water are meeting with a brisk demand at four pence a gallon. The Seine at the conflueuce with the Oise is jammed with pack ice ten feet high. At Nice wine has frozen in cellars. The Loire at Nevers is frozen over. A large number of vessels are icobound at Bordeaux and many steamers, to avoid being frozen in, have gone down the river to anchor in the Verclon roads. Packs of wolves and numerous wild boars are invading the isolated districts in France. The same state of aJJtairs ia said to exist in Spain,, and from Cadia cQnaes reports of wolves being killed in the streets of the suburbs. Advices have, been received from Algiers to the effecit that the country is covered with sr^-w. A snow-storin is raging in Tunis, and the fall of snow is already so heavy that traffic has beea stopped. A Big Juivtp. CINCINNATI, Jan. 21.— Joe Russell came home from Tyrone, Tenn., on a cot. Bef ore breakfast Monday morning for a purse of $700 he jumped from the railroad bridge at that point. The distance to the water is 250 feet and the water is twenty feet deep. On his way down Kussell partly lost control of himself, and says he became uncouhcious. lie struck the water on his knees and went to the river bed. lie cumo up bleeding and helpless. It rcqtdred an hour's hard work to br'ng- him around. He is full of gome artd. will go to England to DEADLY REVENGE. By., Throe Jfersous Killed at Lexington, by a Colorrd Ghi. LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 30.—At the breakfast table Monday morning Eliza White and her husband Peter, a,nd Daniel Frazer and his wife drank coffee prepared by Lilly. Soon afterward they ware all taken violently sick. Dan Frazer, his wife and Peter White died, while the latter's wife is. in a very critical condition. Lilly AVhite was arrested arid confessed that she had put poison in the coffee. She is only 17 years old. It is supposed the poisoning was in revenue for punishment. \

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