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*o jMhlflnnlcritions f or this paper should bonccom- ...yj By the name of tho author; not necessarily for Dilcation.bnt ns an evidence of good fnlrh on tho . van of the writer. Write only on one side of the pa- j TOf. Bo particularly careful In giving nnmeg nnd dates 111W have the letters and figures plain nnd distinct. Proper names are of ten difficult, to decipher, because of tho Caralcsa manner In which they arc written. IOWA STATE NEWS. HAD A STRING TO IT. last of the pi-eat triumvirate of Statesmen who formed the triple alii- fence, Kipiior Crispi, has made his exit from European politics. Tine German navy will have 37 more vessels in the aetive service this year than last year. The total number to be assigned to duties lasting from 5 to 10 months is 90. THE late William K. Vanderbilt is quoted as saying a few weeks before his death: "Too nmch money is a miisance. The happiest time in my life was when I was worth 55300,000." THERE is a, co-operative movement on foot between Canada and the State of New York to protect game, and especially fish, and to plentifully stock Lake Ontario with white fish. IN Switzerland every man is his own assessor in that country. After a man's death the government carefully investigates his estate, and if he has been defrauding the treasury it collects the back taxes with interest. PHYSICIANS in several Northern cities report a return of the grip, or at least tfie general prevalence of influenza, with grip symptoms. In the South it is epidemic. It is believed that the open winter in the North has had much ,to do with causing a second outbreak of the disease. MBS. KATE CHASE has in her home, near Washington, a large piece of Gobe- lin tapestry, one of the few in America, that once hung on the walls of King Louis Philippe's palace. It tells the Btory of Ulysses, in the guise of a woman, being entertained by the queen of some barbaric island. A PASSENGER was robbed while asleep in a sleeping- car of $40, and the New York Court of Appeals has sustained a verdict rendering the railroad company responsible. The court held that the company is bound to iise watchf\ilness commensurate with the clanger tc which travelers are exposed. THE ground-hog, as a general thing, may not be a very reliable wcathci prophet, biit now and then he does very well in that line. He saw his shadow on the 2d, a.nd immediately the mercury VQ the thermometer took a tumble. Tha ground-hog this year does not seem to be on the side of the ice men. CALIFORNIA proposes to send to the World's Fair a grand floral exhibit. The school children are to "collect, preserve and arrange collections of flowers and ferns, which are to be pressed and mounted, with their common and botanical names," and prizes are to be fiven for the finest collections. AT the beginning of this year the land forces of the Continental powers and their artillery were as follows: Germany, 520., 000 men and 2,364 guns; Austria, 855,000 men and 780 guns; Italy, 263,000 men and 828 guns; France, 547,000 men and 2,880 gums; Russia, 800,000 men and 2,918 guns; a total of 2,484,000 men and 9,700 guns. MANY Western towns—Omaha in particular—are filled just at present with itinerant venders uf souvenirs of the fight at Wounded Knee, and for a moderate investment of cash the Eastern tenderfoot can procure any sort of a relic, from "the leggins the medicine man wove when he threw up a handful of dirt and ordered the red devils to fire" to a ghost dance shirt. THE latest report of the United Hebrew Charities of New York makes mention of an increase of poverty in that city, due of course to the increase of population and the increasing severity of the struggle to live. During last year the society had 19,142 appeals for assistance, whick required an expenditure of §105,000.77. Tha society reports with peculiar pride that few Hebrew beggars are seen on the streets and few are inmates of the city alms- bouses. THE great increase of celluloid manufacture in recent years has made camphor so scarce and dear that the chemists have been exerting themselves to find a substitute for that gum. Some one has now succeeded in doing so, and a company has been formed to manu facture the new product, which is de scribed as possessing all the good qualities of the old inflammable compound of gun cotton and camphor, while being cheaper and, in addition, absolutely ia- •combustible. As THE first to ascend Mount Blano ' without physical exertion, Mr. Janssen, who accomplished a great part of the '•i' ascent on sleds, made some interesting l " remarks on his physiological experi- /. ences. His intellectual forces, instead • of being depressed, were gently excited and more powerful than when on the -, plains. He attributes this result to his immunity from physical effort, for each time he had to exert himself he felt the uneasiness, or mal fo montagne, whicb troubles Alpine climbers. SHOULD Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan be thrown together a4 one political division, to make anothef Texas it would require additional terrfc tory equaling New Hampshire, Dehv ware and Connecticut. Texas with he* 865,780 square miles is larger by 10,000 square miles than the British Isles, Italy and Greece combined; larger than tJie German Empire, Belgium, Denmark! Switzerland, and the Nether* tends. California with 158,300 squaru wiles still holds the second place amonjj e States in area., the new State of ,|(ont»na being third with H3,080 square An Ingenious Youth Finds a Wfty to Beat the Slot Machine. If you drop a nickel with a string at* tached, keeping the end of the string in your hand, have you really dropped the coin? An Iowa judge has decided in tho sifiirmative. An ingenious youth in this *State tied a thread to a nickel, dropped the nickel in a slot machine, got what fcc wanted, then, withdrawing the nickle by the thread, repeated the operation until he had made a clean •weep of the receptacle's contents, lie was arrested on A charge of theft, but the judge who'tricd him held that he had committed neither burglary, larceny nor robbery, nor even obtained property under false pretenses. He had merely done what the inscription ou the machine told him to do—dropped a nickel in the slot—and had kept on doing it. Nothing- was said about leaving the coin where it was dropped. BASE-BALL. Iowa's Kduoiitionul Exhibit. The Iowa Columbian Commission has passed a resolution that there be prs- parcd an educational exhibit under the supervision of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The exhibit will include work from the State University, the agricultural and all other colleges, high school and teachers' associations, with a State map showing the location of all the schools; also models of tho coal, blue-grass, corn and flax palaces, geographical maps and collections of building stone, grasses and grain and horticultural prod-nets. An Instance Company Falls. The Citizens' Mutual Fire Insiirance Company of Waterloo has made an assignment, James P. Sherman, the secretary of the company, being chosen as assignee. Ex-Governor Buren R. Sherman is president of the company. The liabilities were placed at §30,000 and the assets at §150,000. The company has written about $4,000,000 of insurance during the four years of its existence, and paid out over §64,000 in losses. The heavy losses of the past twelve months were given as the cause of the assignment. Death of a Veteran Nurse. Mrs. Annie E. White, who died recently at Lernars at the age of 83 years, was laundress and nurse in service of the Government during the Florida war. When the Mexican war came she rode a horse from Florida to Mexico and entered the army as a nurse. When the late civil war came she went South and served in the Union hospitals as nurse during the war, returning North at its close. A Kite-Shaped Track. The fame of C. W. Williams' kite- shaped track at Independence has reached England, and he has received a letter from V. Cathcart, secretary of the trotting union of Great Britian, who asked for particulars in regard to the construction of the track, but added: "I fear we shall have to be contented with a half-mile track, as land costs from £250 to £400 per acre as far as ten miles from the center of London." Bride and Bridegroom in Jail. At the instance o>f Silas Osborn, the father of the bride, Samuel Privitt and wife, together with the parties who acted at witnesses at their marriage in Ottumwa, were arrested for perjury. The bride was only 14, but she and the other parties in jail swore she was of legal a.<?e, and the father, who doesn't like his son-in-law, proposes to mate them suffer for it. A Jfcw Commissioner. Governor Boies has appointed S. P. Packard to succeed James Wilson, resigned, on the board of State world's fair commissioners. Mr. Packard was elected Governor of Loiiisiana in 1870 arid, after retiring came to Iowa. lie owns a fine farm near Mai-shalltown, where he makes a specialty of blooded stock. Not Enough Men, Carrie Lane Chapman Catt said in her recent speech at the suffrage convention in Des Moines: "But it isn't so easy to get a husband. There are not enough men to go around—at least decent ones. There are a groat many SI,000 women now. They can't be expected to marry ten-cent men." Allen W. Thnrinan, Jr., Chosen President of the National Board of Control—Pat* tlal List of Preferred Players. CHICAGO, Feb. 14.—The National Board of Professional Base-Ball Associations, represented by Colonel John I. Rogers, of the League; Allen W. Thurman, of the American Association; L. C. Krauthoff, of the Western Association, and Nick Young, the secretary of the board, met in secret session in the Auditorium Friday. In the afternoon tho chairmanship of the board was unanimously tendered to A. G. Spalding, of Chicago, but he posi-, tively declined to accept the position. The board was unprepared for Mr. Spalding's refusal to accept the office* and it became evident at once that it would be compelled to select one of its! own members, but not one ofj the trio was willing to under-j take the task of axitocratic rule for the allotted term of five years. After a; lengthy discussion it was finally de-' cided that the chairmanship should be nade a movable position. Under the 1 irrangement adopted A. G. Thurman is ! o hold office for one year, when he will be succeeded by L. C. KrauthofE, vho, after a year of service, will be re- icved by Colonel Rogers. For ,ccretary of the board there vas no suggestion of any name mt that of Nick Yoiing, and the veteran base-ball official was formally elected for a term of five years. This mportant matter having been disposed the board took a recess, with the un- Lcrstaiiding that the disputed claims of players be taken up afterward. On reassembling and after a session lasting until midnight no decision was reached ri the matter. The following list of players was reserved by different National League jlubs and will be presented to the board ).y Mr. Young to-day: Chicago—Anson, PfelTer, Cooney, William,oft, Dahlcu. Ryan, Duffy, Carroll, Wilmot, Foster, Burns, Glonalvin, Parroll, Naglc, Kitte, Graff, Hutchinson, Luby, Stein, Gum- aert, Van Haltvcn, Dwye.', Toner, Earle, Daring. New York—Ewing, Clark, Buckley, Brown, Rusic, Keofe, Welch, Crane, Sharrott, Burkett, lonnor, Whistler, Bnssctt, Richardson, Glassock, Ward, Denny, Whitney, O'Rourke, Gore, lattery, Tiernan. Released—Hornung, Mur- hy, O'Day. Brooklyn—Terry, Lovett, Cnruthers, Hemming, Duly, Bushong, Clark, Kin.slow, Foutz, ollins, PinUncy, Burns, O'Brien, Smith, Ward. Released conditionally—Donovan, Vlsnor. Pittsburgh—Buckley, Bierbauer, Miller, Root, Jurkc, Hanlon, Carroll, Fields, Staley, Galvin, "smith, Day, Anderson, Borgor, Mack, Decker, Vilsoii, Laroque, Kuehne. Eoleased—MeCor- mick, Conway, Morris. Philadelphia — Clements, Gray, Hallman, Jleason, Sanders, Meyers, Allen, Mulvey, 'layer, Hamilton, Sunday, Thompson, Fogarty, 'hornton. Schultz, Esper. Released—Parrar, luUlnton. Boston, Cleveland and Cincinnati's list could not be secured. The Cleveland released list is: ilks, Bakely, Delnney, Faatz and Twitchell. No Mnrriajfo Took Place. A young man and young woman have been living with the mother of the woman at Council Blxift's for a year as man and wife on the representation that they were married. Now the young- man has skipped and the discovery is made that no marriage had taken place. Ne\v» in JirieT. The English sparrow has nearly captured Council Bluffs. T'hu speed department of the Wapello County Fair Association has decided to offer purses aggregating §7,000 for the races at the next meeting. Edmund Dawson ^wallowed three ounces of laudanum at Fort Dodge with suicidal intent and died from the effects. Applications for temporary injunctions against twenty-five saloons ha Fort Dodge were filed recently. William Foster has leased the Grand, and now controls both the opera-houses in Des Moiues. Carl Tipton, who used to live in Marshalltown, is on the longest mail run in tho United States, lie goes from Cheyenne, to JSaker City, Ore., a dis- tuuc-e of 1,900 miles. Jay J. Grinnell, who lately killed a muu at McGregor for dishonoring 1 his wife, lias been granted a divorce auc the custody of his child. A man who gives his name as Memory Stone was arrested at Sioux City charged with being an accomplice o: John Mclntyre in the murder of Ernig three weeks ag'o. Mr. Jacox, of Keokuk, has been offered a forty-acre farm in Missouri valued at §400, for one dollar. He re fused the offer. The dollar iii question was coined in 1783, and is one of the very first silver dollars issued by the Government. It is worth more than the farm ut a umnimnatist's valuation* THE WORLD'S FAIR. [Mans of the Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies — Ideation of tho Proctor Tower—Congresses for All the World. CHICAGO, Feb. 14.—The committee on naugural ceremonies of the World's Columbian Exposition will ask the directory to appropriate 8150,000 for their purposes. It estimates that it will ealize §230,000. The ceremonies will continue through four days, concluding vith a grand ball, to which the 'ccommendation is that the ad- nissions shall be limited to 1,000 and the price of tickets placed it $10. Military displays will form prominent but not the principal leature of the ceremonies; the number of the military will be limited to 10,000, .vnd none but crack organizations will je selected. Competitive drills at Jackon Park will be provided for. It is proposed to erect stands at convenient places along the line of march, to which an admission will be charged. Chauucey M. Depew for orator is the preference of the committee, though no recommendation in this matter is made. The President of the United States, the Governors of New York and Illinois and President Palmer will be invited to make addresses. The Proctor tower is practically lo, ated. The ways and means committee considered the matter again Friday and came to the conclusion that the Midway Plaisance, about half way between the Illinois Central tracks and Washington Park, was the place for it. The world's congress auxiliary of the World's Columbian Exposition through its president, lion. C. C. Bonney. made its first report to the directory Friday night. The scope of the work proposed by the auxiliary is indicated by the list of committees appointed on congresses, the programme of which is as follows: May—Music, literature and art, including congresses of authors, publishers, philologists, librarians, composers, singers, dramatists, paintisi's, sculptors. June—Science, philosophy, invention and ed ucatiou, including congress of astronomers, archajologists, botanists, chemists, electricians, ethnologists, geologists, geographers, mineralogists, metallurgists, zoologists. July—Religion, morals and temperance, in eluding church congresses, missionary conven tions, Sunday-schools, social purity, ethics morals, temperance, suppression of vice. August—Government, law and mediumo, In eluding municipal, general and interaa tionai law. administration of justice, govern ment of cities, expatriation, naturalization and extradition, international privileges of cit izenship, patents and copyrights, public health private sanitation and governmental regula tions, prison relorm, arbitration and peace. September—Labor congresses, social science associations, building associations, mutual benefit associations, co-operative organizations October—Agriculture, commerce and science including agricultural colleges, State boards o agriculture; farmers' societies, including dairy men, horse, sheep and. cattle raisers, horti cultunsts; boards of trade, bankers' associa tions and other organizations relative to pro ductiou, transportation, distribution and ex clj ange. IN THE SICK-ROOM, COLD water may be drank freely in all fevers except when the fever is con nected with lung troubles, as in such a case it might chill the patient. CONFIDENCE in the nurse is a grea point in managing very sick patients as it is very trying to the sick to fe.e that they must keep track of the food medicines, etc. THK nurse must provide for her own health and comfort for meals, sleep an exercise. If required to sit IMJ nights, it is well to provide a midnight 'meal o nutritious food. HOPE ABANDONED. • O'Brien and Dillon Discouraged at th« Result of Their Efforts to Settle tlto Irish Troubles-They Will Return to England »n<l Serve Out Their Terms In Prison. LONDON, Peb la.—William O'Brien las issued a long statement on the Irish Parliamentary party situation. He says: "The experience of thelpast five weeks, gathered in personal interviews, letters and news- mpcrs, confirms my conviction thtit only a hearty reunion ci«i save the Irish cause. It Is my duty to solemnly declare that no difficulty existed which a little more sacrifice of per- Bonal feelings on both sides might not havo lurniounted. No useful purpose can bo served >y publishing the details of negotiations, and I have, therefore, decided to regard them as confidential; but I think none of tho parties concerned will seriously question that on the main points a substantial agreement was established. I can not too strongly express With what feelings we found the settlement sUlpwrecked at tho last momennt by mere contests of words, which offer a shockingly inadequate excuse tor committing tho country to a struggle involving appalling influences. Ham- >erod at every stop by a mischief-making seo- ,ion of tho press untl also by responsible persons who seemed to resent any attempt to give a loss barbarous character to the conflict and tho reconciliation impeded by persons atally deceived as to our own and our op- wnents' strength, the Irroconeilables of all sections have carried the day. Dillon and myself can not longer stand their deplorable work. We should havo been moro sensitive ,o tho obliquity we incur by refusing to participate In such a conflict had wo ever shrunk from a conflict with Ireland's enemies. We can do nothing inoro till we have recovered freedom of action by getting through with the sentence standing against us. On the expiration of that term I shall be happy to submit myself to tho judgment ot my constituents; and if lean not otherwise assist lean enable them to commit their Interests to other lands." Mr. O'Brien expresses the hope that the inevitable conflict forced upon the country may be conducted without personal bitterness and degrading personality, so that when the unhappy passions of the hour have exhausted themselves all may again co-operate in the Nation's caxise. Mr. Dillon, in a short statement, admits that he had been largely influenced to mediate by the action of Mr. Par- ncll's most prominent opponents. Mr. Parnell, he says, had been assailed with shocking personal vindictiveness and brutality in utter disregard of what was due him in return for his splendid services. This personal element had in many minds hopelessly obscured the great public issues and driven thousands in Ireland and America into Parnell's camp who otherwise would have opposed his continued leadership. Mr. Dillon continues; 'I have resented the whole of Mr. Parnell's proceedings. I was utterly unable to accept tils leadership after the famous manifesto, yet had I been free from the sentence of imprisonment I should have found it diflieult, if not impossible, to throw myselt aeartily into a struggle conducted in a method utterly abhorrent to me. The Havre conference found myself in perfect accord with Mr. O'Brien on the facts submitted to me that no alternative but the arrangement he suggested would free our cause from disaster. I therefore felt it to be my duty cordially and loyally to support aim in the difficult task ho had undertaken. Events have fully borne out Mr O'Brien's views and proved that the arrangement he contemplated was perfectly possible, but from the beginning of the negotiations pow erfui influences were working on both sides against peace, and we are now compelled sorrowfully to announce failure. Those who, cither from ignorance or malice, sneered at and misconstrued our efforts, will before long realize tho full extent of their responsibility. For mj own part I can not even now abandon the hopa that the good sense of the Irish people will as Bert itself and insist upon putting an end to an insane conflict that can result only in her humiliation and ruin." Messrs. O'Brien and Dillon will immediately return to England and surrender themselves to the authorities, and serve their terms in prison. FARM ANIMALS. Number and Value of the Various Kinds as Reported to tho Department of Agriculture. WASHINGTON, Feb. 11,—The estimates of numbers and values of farm animals, made at the end of each year and returnable in January to the Department of Agriculture, have been consolidated. There appears to have been little change in numbers, except on the Pacific coast and in certain portions of the Rocky mountain urea, where the winter of 188990 was unusually severe. Losses were especially heavy on the Pacific slope. The number of horses on farms, as reported, is 14,050,750, and the average price of all ages, §07, a decline from last year of §1.84. The number of mules is 2,290,532, having an average value of $77.88, a decline from last year of thirty-seven cents. The number of milch cows is 1(3,019,591, an increase of 0(3,708 from last year. The average value per head is $21.62, which is less by fifty-two cents than .last year's average. There is a tendency to increase of dairying in the South, especially in the mountain region, which offers inducements of cheap lands and abundant grasses. Other cattle aggregate 30,875,048, including those on ranches. The highest value is $28.04 in Connecticut; the lowest $8.4<J in Arkansas, and in Texas $8.89. The estimated number of sheep is 43,431,138; the average value $2.51, or an increase of 24 cents or more than 10 per cent. All other kinds of farm animals have declined slightly in price. A tendency to increase of numbers is seen in most of the States, though the heavy losses from the severe winter of last year on the Pacific slope have decreased the aggregate. The aggregate of numbers of swine is 50,025,10(5, showing a decline of nearly 2 per cent. The average ^ralue is $4.15, a decrease of fifty- seven cents per head. The scarcity of corn caused a slaughter of stock hogs in poor condition, tending to glut the market, and reduce the price temporarily. Gave Up the Fight. LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 12. —The contest instituted by the Alliance against Governor Boyd and the Republican State officers will be pushed no further. The resolution fixing February 17 as the day for meeting in joint session to begin the hearing of testimony was defeated by the Senate Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 15 to 12. UNDER HEAVY BONDS. 8«cr«tary Gibson of the Whlaky Trust Arrested in Chicago and Required to fur* nlsh Ball in the Sum of $20,000 on a Charge of Conspiracy to Hlow Up D'»- tUIerles Not Members of (he Trust. CHICAGO, Feb. 12.—George J. Gibson, secretary of the great whisky trust, has been arrested by United States officials on the charge of being a participant in a gigantic conspiracy involving the destruction of life and a vast amount of property. The conspiracy involved the destruction of the Slmf eldt distillery and several others which are otitside of the trust and which have given the whisky combine a great deal of trouble. The arrest was made at the Grand Pacific Hotel shortly after 0 o'clock a. m., by Inspector Stuart, of the Post-Office Department, Deputy United States Marshal Gilman and Treasury Agent Brooks, of New York. Gibson, who lives in Peoria, had just arrived in the city and was accompanied by his wife and daughter, lie was taken into custody as he alighted from a carriage at the door of the hotel, and was at once hxistled across the street into the Government building, where he was locked up in the United States Marshal's office. Gibson was carrying a small sachel at the time of the arrest, and this was captured by Inspector Stuart. In the sachel were found articles which conclusively proved the intentions of the conspirators. The contents of the sach- el were locked up in the safe in the inspector's office. The specific charge against Gibson is that he tried to bribe an employe of the Government named De War to blow up Shufeldt's distillery. All the arrangements had been completed for the fiendish work when De War informed the Government officials of the plan and prevented the consummation if the conspiracy. Solicitor Hart has .n his possession the dynamite machine with which the destruction was to be effected and papers closing the contract or the diabolical business. Solicitor Hart told the story to a reporter as follows: "Some months ago the Washington department were assured that things were not just straight, from tho fact that the trust people triod their Dost to have a certain man appointed inspector of the department for this district. We set a watch. Boon T. S. Do War was communicated with, and this man Gibson opened up a correspondence with him. Wo have tho correspondence. Gibson felt his man cautiously, telling him at lirst that Shufeldt'a concern was in tho way and that they were trying to get It out of the way. He got a little bolder soon .and finally, led on by DeWar, who was all tho tittieln consultation with the department, he made n straight proposition. He offered DeWar $10,000, and then Increased tho offer to S25.00J, to blow up tho concern. Gibson stated that he had a dynamite machine that could t>e located just outside of one of the large tanks, so that a few moments after it was placed it would explode. There would bo plenty of time, Gibson told DeWar, for him to get away and that he was tho only man who could place it, because of tho fact that as a Government officer he had access to all parts of the building. "The result of tho success of the conspiracy would havo been that the machine would have exploded between two of the immense tanks, making a terrible destruction, and leaving a sea of alcohol on lire. Gibson lied when he told DeWar that the machine would not go off until he had time to get out, for it would have exploded at once, killing tho man who placed it the very Instant, before he could possibly get away, thus destroying the only evidence against the trust poo- pie and at the same time saving to them the $25,000 that DeWar was to have received. In addition to the destruction of DeWar and the buildings the success of the plot meant unquestionably the death of 150 men working in the place. "As I say, Mr. Do War, under our instructions, went the length of the conspiracy to tho point of doing the diabolical deed, and when Gibson was arrested he was waiting unoa'sily, expecting to hear of tho explosion and tho destruction of all those lives and all that property. Wo havo in our possession all the evidence to substantiate DoWar's story; tho dynamite machine, tho let ters, the contract between DeWar and Gibson, in fact, every thing. Tho case is practically over so far as our department is concerned. The case is made." The whisky trust is a mammoth concern, with a capital of §85,000,000. Ever since its formation, some years ago, it has urged a bitter warfare against all the distilleries which refused to join it. The principal concern which refused to enter the combine was' Shufeldt's big distillery on the North side. Early ono morriing in the fall of 1888 two dynamite bombs were thrown upon the roof of the distillery, and one of them exploded -and tore a great hole in the roof. Had the other bomb exploded the destruction of the distillery would have been complete, as directly under it was a room containing many thousands of barrels of inflammable spirits. The explosion produced a great sensation at the time, but no clue to the guilty parties was ever obtained. It was freely charged at the time, however, that the whisky trust was responsible for the crime. It will be remembered that "Little Kunze" and Dan Coughlin, of the Cronin fame, were implicated in this case. PEOIUA, 111., Feb. 12.—Great surprise was caused here by the news of the arrest in Chicago of George S. Gibson. Gibson came here'fifteen years ago from Cleveland, 0., where he had been employed in a railroad office. He married a daughter of E. Scoville, of Cleveland, a retired iron-mill man. Gibson was first employed as book-keeper in the Monarch distillery, and in 1879, when the Western Export Association was formed, he was elected secretary. Since then he has continually held the office, although the whisky trust has adopted different names, lie drew a yearly salary of $5,000 in the trUrtt and was placed in the way of making .several thousand more each year. lie was poor when he came here, but is now rated at §150,000 and owns a beautiful residence on Prospect hill. MURDER IN MICHIGAN. THE BLACK VAIL. tttaft Kate Uresot Will Hereafter II* Known us Ulster Katherlnc-llor Final Vows Taken. Firrsntrtmii, Feb. 18.—Miss Katherin* M. Drexel, daughter of the late F, A. Drexel, the Philadelphia banker and millionaire, at 7 a. m. Thursday took the final vows which make her for life a sister of the Roman Catholic church. The solemn and impressive ceremony took place in the chapel of tho convent of the Sisters of Mercy in this city, where Miss Drexel has served her novitiate for a year and a half. Less than one hundred persons, including her relatives, a few intimate friends, the Sisters of Mercy and a number of priests, were present on the occasion. Archbishop Ryan, of Philadelphia, received the final vows and a sermon appropriate to the occasion was preached by Cardinal Gibbons, who cjime especially from .Baltimore to participate. After the sermon Miss Drexel was invested with the black vail and became Sister Catherine. « The event is a noteworthy one in the history of the Roman .Catholic church from the fact that Sister Katherine proposes to devote her life and fortune, the latter amounting to over 87,000,000, to the founding of a new order, and its special field of work will be among the Indians and colored people. The new order, which will be known as the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, has received the approbation of Archbishop Ryan, of Philadelphia, who . has had the matter under consideration for a long time, and it is understood, that it has also received the favorable consideration of one of the congregation of cardinals who are in- trusted with authority and discretion in such matters. The mother house will be in Andalusia, a few miles outside of Philadelphia. Attached to it will be the novitiate, where the young sisters will be trained for .their future duties in teaching and administering to negroes and Indians. MANY SLAIN. of u Massai-liubettH Jurist. LAWBKNCK, Mass., Feb. 12.—William Marcus Morton, ex-chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, died father and Sou Kill One Muu uutl Fatally Injure Another at Marquette. MAUQUKTTK, Mich., Feb. 13.—A row in a boarding house in this city resulted Tuesday night in the brutal murder of Michael Smith and the fatal injury of Michael Selka by Walenty Nowak and son. The Nowaks and other Poles were carousing on the second floor of the building, and Smith and Selka went upstairs to stop the fracas, when they were set upon with pick-handles. A. Holler In a Quebec Factory Explodes, Wrecking the liuildlng—Thirty Ueatl I3odlcs Taken from the Ru us. QUEBEC, Can., Feb. 13.—The factory of the Quebec Worsted Company was wrecked at 9:45 a. m. Thursday by the explosion of a boiler, and nearly half a hundred people were killed. The explosion shook the city like an awful earthquake. Windows of houses half a mile away were broken by the concussion, and the walls of large buildings trembled as if about to fall. The factory of the worsted cojnpany is a complete wreck, and gangs of men arc at work taking out the dead and dying. Up to noon thirty bodies had been recovered, and the work of rescue was kept steadily on. Among those taken out dead were Engineer Thomas Sayles and Fireman John Doyle. The cause of the explosion is unknown, but it is supposed that the feed- pipe of the boiler was frozen. About ."00 operatives were employed in the factory. They were mostly French- Canadian girls, many of whom were among the killed and wounded. It is estimated that the fatalities will reach a number between forty and fifty. OFF FOR AN IRISH JAIL. Dillon and O'Brien Surrender to the English Police. FOLKESTONE, Feb. 13.—Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien, upon their arrival at this place from Boulogne-sur-Mer, voluntarily surrendered themselves to the police authorities here. The police who had been apprised of the coming of the fugitives were also on th e lookout for the channel steamer. Immediately upon landing Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Dillon, accompanied by Mrs. O'Brien and her mother, Mine. Raflialovitch, walked into the baggage-room and quietly surrendered themselves into the custody of the police. There was no demonstration of any description made by the crowd of people who had assembled to witness the arrest of the Irish members of Parliament. All present were silent and orderly. LOXDON, Feb. IS.—At 6:30 p. in. the Folkestone train, by which Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien were traveling in charge of an escort of police, arrived at Charing Cross railway station. Inspector Littlechild, of Scotland Yard, who was in charge of the police escort, after a pause sufficient to allow Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien to receive the greetings of their friends escorted his prisoners to a carriage which was in waiting near the platform and they were driven to Scotland Yard. The prisoners will be held in custody at Scotland Yard until placed on board the morning mail train bound for Holy head and Dublin. Tuesday evening in Andover, after a Smith's body was pounded into an un. lingering illness. He was 73 Years old. jxcoguizable mass of fleslj. CLEVELAND ON SILVER. The Ex-President Kxj>resses Himself in Opposition to tree Coinage. NEW YOHK, Feb. 13.- The following extract from Grover Cleveland's letter to the recent Anti-Silver mass-meeting at Cooper Union shows where the ex- President stands on the silver question: "It surely can not be necessary for me to make a formal expression., of my agreement with those who believe that the greatest perils would be initiated by the adoption of the scheme embraced in adopting the measure uoi» ponding in ConKf^ss for an unlimited coinage of silver in our mints. If we have developed an unexpected capacity for the assimilation of a largely increased volume of the currency, and even if we havs demonstrated the usefulness of such an increase, tho conditions fall short of insuring us against disaster if in the present situation we enter upon the dangerous and reckless experiment of free, unlimited and independent silver coinage." SLAIN BY HIS~SON. A. .lust and Feai-lesa Kentucky Judge >lur- dcrod by the Son He Had Put I'udcr Honda as aii Outlaw. CINCINNATI, Feb. 13.—A Times-Star dispatch says that Judge \Vilson Lewis, of Pineville, Ky., who has been active in the prosecution of the desperadoes who have been carrying on bloody feuds in that region, was shot and killed Wednesday night by his own son, Sidney Lewis. The judge had put his son under bond as one of the unlawful gang. The son visited his father Wednesday night, a quarrel re« sxilted and Sidney fired five balls into hi§ facer's body.