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fflTlnft names Mid Ha t-s Tsln/nddWliict. Pro* 5fi.iJ5?«K!' WM ? O'fflcnltto decipher, brteiaie ort caroieag manner In which they ar" written. Koch's lymph will to pay a customs duty ! of 26 per «ent., the New York Custom House authorities having definitely classified TUB Indians call colored soldiers "buffalo soldiers," referring to their woolly hair, and nothing would induce them to take the scalp oi a colored man, as it is considered "bad medicine" to do •o. Miss NEI,T,IE Goran is said.to have made up her mind never to marry. This will be unpleasant news to many young men who burden ?,!r. Gould's mail daily with proposals to become his son-in- law. WHKNEVKH a particularly bold, daring' and original crime is committed in England the authorities attribute it to - American .experts. Is not this a reflection on the enterprise of English crinv inals? A VALUABLE portrait of Commodore Decatur, painted by Sully, has been discovered among the rubbish in the attic of the New York county court-house, and is to be restored and hung in the Governor's room at the City llalf. AM, the members of the firm of Harper & Bros, are practical printers, and it is a rale of the house that each member of the family who expects to be taken into the firm must first -become proficient in typesetting- or prcsswork. IN 1843 Mrs. Rachel Stillwaggon, of Flushing, Long Island, being then fifty- Six years old, and feeling rather feeble, concluded to make her will. With care- RESTS. CiUvary Cemetery, fit. rout*, of the Kemaln* of thft £&<* Gen. Shtrman -An Imponltig Afmtftry Pageant, Wit; n««Med by Thousands, Escorts the Body , • to the Grave. > . i : St. Louis, Feb. aS.-r'Mld the thunder bf cannon, the pomp of war and in the presence of the civil and military dignitaries of the land, all that was mortal of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman was on Saturday consigned to the grave. It was 8:48 o clock when the funeral train reached the Union depot. Other trains had arrived loaded to their utmost capacity, and about the Union depot there was a great crash, while between that point and Washington avenue the sidewalks were utterly inadequate to accommodate the crowd, which spread into the street and left only sufficient room for the movements of the troops. Nearly all present wore badges commemorative of the dead hero, a deep stillness prevailed and all were impressed with the solemnity of the occasion. The casket remained on the train until 10:40 o'clock, when four sergeants of the Seventh cavalry and four noncommissioned officers of the First Artillery transferred it from the train to a caisson. The center of interest early in the day was confined to Twelfth street, from the Union depot north to Washington avenue. It was in this broad avenue that .the' pageant formed. Groat bodies move slowly, and it was 11:20 o'clock when Gen.' Wesley Mcrritt gave the word and the. first division moved west For two miles on Pine street and one mile on Grand avenue the cortege passed through a dense throng of people. So great was the crilsh that it was found almost impossible to keep the streets sufficiently clear to allow the military to pass. The division upon which most intcr- centered was the first, composed of " •"•' •"•*«>*».*_. **\5j, vv U..LI T T 11/11 Ucirt!™ j.i j» - -1 — „.-.___£,„„_» v .». and tender impartiality she divided i r, famous Seventh cavalry, under Col. nnm-Fru.l-n'K-ti ««j_i. __ . , I 1'OrSVtlle. and tllO, ill'l-.lllpT-o-n-nrl in-fonfxTT her comfortable estate among a large number of relatives. She died recently, at the age of 105, and none of the relatives are left. Germany has 53,000 telephones; 15,000 of them, or as many as the total number in France, are in Berlin. The encroachment of the telephone system on the telegraph system was reportec in the Reichstag by Postmaster-Genera von Stephan, a few days ago, toamoun in money to about $75 daily in Ham burg and correspondingly higher larger cities. in THE New York World was lately sued by a young man who had left a manu script at the office of that paper for consideration of the editor. The manu script was lost, and its owner endeavor «d to recover its value, but the court nonsuited him for the reason that news papers'are not to be considered the cus todians of all the effusions that are senl to them for publication. H. C. WIIEELEK, of Iowa, is known in his own county as "the farmer by telephone." This title has come to him because the remote points of his broac acres are connected with his business office by wire, and, sitting in a comfortable chair before an open fire in winter and under an electric fan in summer, «he can direct the movements of his hir- -ed men without further trouble to him*«elf than calling off a casual "Halloo!" A BILL has been introduced in the flower branch of the Minnesota Legislature providing that any public officer, •State, municipal or county, accepting •any gifts, free pass or other favors, • aot granted to the general public, from i»ny railroad or other corporation in the 'State, shall be held guilty of felony and l»e punished by a fine of not less than $1,- POO.nor more than $5,000, or by imprison- .inentinthe State prison not less than 'Six months nor more than one year, or •both. LADY DuFFEitm tells some interesting anecdotes about the Baboo English •of the Hindoos. One man, during an -examination, was told to write an *ssay upon the horse, which he did in the following brief terms: "The horse is a very noble animal, but when irritated he ceases to do so." Another had to write upon the difference between riches and poverty, and he ended by Baying: "In short, the rich man welters in crimson velvet, while the poor man snorts on flint." THE Seattle Telegraph says the largest lumber mill in the world is in a hamlet only twelye miles from Seattle. The huge machinery of this great mill occupies a building 102 by 448 feet, While there is a fire room 100 by 05 feet and a shop 170 by 50 feet. An army oi about SOU men work in and about the mill, while squads of loggers toil in the woods and on the logging roads among the rafts and booms to keep it agoin<*. During 1800 the product of this mill has loaded no less than 111 vessels, and the mill ran but two-thirds of the time. > IN the Bombay Gazette appears this remarkable paragraph, announcing in all seriousness the death of a prominent young merchant of that city: "Alas! he is gone; gone far from us to the future world, leaving hia beloved rib and pet children to the tender mercies of friends to bemoan his loss. In the twinkling of an eye death pounced upon him and he was no more. His soul, severed from its clayey tegument, must have been borne away. He was a loving husband, a kind ifather, an amiable friend, and, in a word, he was 'fat, fair and forty.'" FBANCE'S Legislative committee on labor matters has received 33,862 answers to its recent circular to the work- ingmeu and workingmen's societies of the department of the Seine. Fifteen thousand six hundred and eighteen oJ the answers favor legislative interfer- •enee in labor matters; the rest are •against it. Five thousand four hundred and nineteen working-men are for a legal eight-hour day without choice as tc extra hours; 1,5J3 for a legal eight-hunt day with choice of extra hours; 1,249 t'oi a nine-hour day; 7,010 for a ten-horn day; 160 for an eleven-hour day, aud 263 for » twejve-hour 'orsythe, and the artillery and infantry of the regular army. The grim cannon, with their large, fine horses and their perfectly equipped artillerymen, excited scarcely less interest than the cavalry. The recent Indian troubles in the northwest had sharpened public interest, and the troops who had seen service shone resplendent in the eyes of the spectators. The bugle corps of the Seventh cavalry led the procession, being proceeded by a platoon of mounted police, who cleared the way. The regulars were impressive. In equipment, accoutre- ment and appearance they looked the soldier all over. Gen. Merritt, grand marshal of the procession, and his aides, some twenty officers of the regular army, rode at the head of Ouster's cavalry. They wore side arms, heavily bound in black. The thinned ranks of companies B and K of the cavalry showed the havoc at Wounded Knee, but the six troops showed 400 men in line. The artillery and infantry passed quickly in view, and then came the caisson on which rested the body of Gen. Sherman. It was draped in black and relieved with the stars and stripes. Round about the casket was wrapped an American flag, the folds completely hiding it from view. The sword and chapeau of the general rested on the casket, while just behind the caisson walked a beautiful Horse fully equipped in the panoply o£ war, with cavalry boots reversed in the stirrups. At many points on the line of march the casket was showered with flowers. The caisson was drawn by four black horses and was surrounded by the guard of honor, Ransom post, G. A. It., of this city, and the survivors of ^ the Thirteenth regiment, U. S. V., Sherman's original regiment. Sergeant Pat Carmody, of this city, had command of the survivors of Sherman's regiment. There were about a dozen of them and they strode gallantly behind the body of the man who had organized them thirty years ago. The pall-bearers, honorary and active, followed the guard of honor and next came the Sherman family and friends, members of the cabinet, heads of departments, prominent civil officers and retired military officers. _ The second division, though less martial in appearance, presented a picture no less impressive. The Royal legion was in the van, followed by the Society of the army of Tennessee. The Illinois contingent, 100 strong, came first, fol-i lowed by members of the society from Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. The third division consisted of Grand army posts, Sons of veterans and allied orders. The old warriors turned out strong, fully 3,000 being in line. They came from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and over half from this state. Behind the t'rand army was a small body of men that attracted universal attention. In the center was a banner with the words "Southern Historical Society." It was the ex-confederate society of this city. The members, prominent citizens of St. Louis, marched with bowed heads behind the man who, of all others, did most to overthrow the cause for which they fought and lost. The fourth division was under command of Gov. Francis and was made up entirely of militia. The Ohio men had no trouble in bearing off the palm for appearance and numbers, the two regiments, the Fourteenth and Seventeenth, numbering over 1,000. Missouri turned out about 500. Two companies of zouaves, the Mis- ,ouri judiciary and the Missouri and Illinois legislative representatives formed the rest of the fifth division. The Illinois delegation was headed by Gov. Fifer and staff and the Eighth regiment band. The civic societies in ;he fifth and sixth divisions were slow n getting into line and straggled along an interminable length of time. The number of persons in the procession is estimated at about 10,000. At Grand and Easton avenuesnalmost all the Grand army posts, militia, Loyal legion, etc., dropped out, and only the •ogulars, the mounted divisions aud jurriagvs proceeded to Calvary. The Sherman lot is beautifully located at ,he junction of the three principal ave- uuesof the cemetery)--the way.of the dolor, the way o{ the Bethan* feted the way of the Holy rosary. It Is the highest point in the cemetery, and the ground slopes gently awfcy in all directions. Forest trees stand guard about it. There are three graves in the lot. On the south .Mrs. Sherman's grave is situated. At the head of the grave there is a very simple, though beautiful, monument. Next to Mrs. Sherman's monument is that of her son, William T. Sherman. Jr., who died at Memphis October 3, 1808, at the age of 0 years. The third grave is that of Charles Celestine Sherman, who died at South Bend, Ind., December, 1804, when not quite 1 year old. The bottom of the newly-dug grave was covered with evergreen and mosses. The American flags lined the sides—flags thathad a history. The floral offerings were most magnificent. They came from all parts of the country. It was just 1:50 o'clock when the cortege reached the cemetery. The soldiers formed in line east of the grave, while the family and friends of the general immediately sin-rounded it. The eight sergeants transferred, the casket from the caisson to the bank of the grave. Father Thomas E. Sherman retired to the shelter of an adjacent tomb just within the circle of blue-coated soldiers who held the crowd in check. He hurriedly donned his priestly vestments and, prayer book in hand, returned to the head of the grave, where the other members of the family were gathered in a semi-circle. When the bearers placed the casket on the supports above the grave the bugles blew a call and the band played the first few bars of Pleyel's hymn. As the sound died away Father Sherman removed his hat and opening his prayer book began the service bf the Catholic church. The relatives and friends of the family and the guests gathered in a close group about the grave and ' ' -- - THE DOOM OF YUMA, duly f»o Buildings '.'jt*ft Standing In tn« Arizona town, All Other* Hating Iteen Swent Away by the Flood-No to»» 6f Life Reported. ' ' YUMA, A. T., Feb. 28.—The wate* reached its highest point at -11 o'clock Thursday night. Every business house was washed down. But two buildings are left standing. The convent of St. Joseph, the Ancient Order of United Workmen hall,' the schoolhouse aud the express, telegraph and post offices were leveled to the ground. The railroad and steamboat office was swept into the Colorado river and the Southern Pacific freight depot destroyed by dynamite to prevent the wreckage from knocking down the railroad bridge. The water in the Colorado is up to the stringers of the bridge, which is yet uninjured. The raih-oad icehouse and the track at the foot of Main street are washed away. Five hundred men worked Thursday night to save property, but met with little success. The town and property is now guarded by members of the Yuma riftes, who have been sworn in as deputy sheriffs. The. water is now falling here, but discouraging reports have been received from above aud east. Friday morning the river dropped 17 inches in one hour and Yuma residents are feeling less anxious. All the country east for 20 miles is under water and the Southern Pacific traoics are washed out for fully that distance. Trains running between El Paso and OVER A HIGH BANK. A i*M»enger • Train Wrecked Near Richmond, ind,» and Vonr Pntont Killed-* Many other* Hurt. RICHMOND, Ind., Feb. 8«.—A terrible Accident occurred on the Richmond division of the Pan-Handle road at Hagerstown, 16 miles from the city, at fc60 Wednesday afternoon, ia which four persons were killed, two seriously, possibly fatally wounded, and a large mtmber more or less injured. It was the fast train between Chicago and Cincinnati, which was coming down a steep grade into the town, when the framework of the engine, No. 494, in charge of W. B. Bartlett, engineer, and Noah Dunn, fireman, broke and derailed every car. However, they passed the station and came to the canal bridge, where there is a 15-foot fall, before the fatality occurred, and where it came near proving even more terrible, as the cars caught fire, but the fire was quickly extinguished. The smoker first turned on its side and the day coach and parlor car "Eugenia," the smoking compartment of which contained all the killed, breaking away from the smoking car, but, holding on together, rolled over twice in their descent of the embankment. Meanwhile the derailed baggage car had hung to tho engine and away bejond the other cars struck a guard at the road crossing, again mounted the track and escaped almost uninjured; j but the engine, though holding the rail was about as badly wrecked as the TO KEEP Synopsis ot thn OUT ALIENS. u ,* ii " — """ •••"*-"""» was aDout as oacliy wrecked as the thelX;"±~ d Passengers arc held at parlor car and day ^oach. The killed rw-1 stood with heads uncovered and reverently bowed as 'Father Sherman read in Latin and English the impressive prayers for the repose of the soul of the dead. When the service began the battalion of cavalry stood at present arms facing the little group about the grave. In the midst of the services a hoarse, low voice gave the command: "Carry arms — order arms" in quick succession, and the sharp click of the musket barrel and the ring of the butt as it struck the ground gave singularly impressive accentuation to the solemn words of the young priest. Father Sherman concluded with the invocation: "May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen! In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen!" As the last words were being uttered the undertaker's assistants seized the straps, removed the supports from the oaken case and quickly lowered it into the open grave. Then two of them sprang to the top of the pile of earth which stood at the side of the grave while the others attacked it from the bottom, and with long-handled spades they quickly filled in the earth above the coffin. Then, in quick succession, three volleys rang out over the grave and echoed from the surrounding hills. Three salvos from the artillery, which was stationed outside the cemetery, followed, and the funeral ceremonies of the last of the great union captains was over. TO SUCCEED WINDOW. President Harrison Fills the Vacancy In His Cabinet by the Appointment of Ex- Gov. Foster, of Ohio, as Secretary of the Treasury. WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.—The President has made two important appointments: Ex-Gov- i ernor Foster, oi Ohio, to be Secretary of the Treasury, and M. A. Knapp, of New York, to succeed Inter- State Commerce Commissioner Schoonma k e r. The nomination of ex-Governor Foster as Secretary of the CHABMCS FOSTER. T r e a sury was not unexpected, for in spite of denials and prevarications atthe White House and other places it has been clearly foreshadowed for several days. [Charles Poster was bora in Seneca County' Ohio, In 1838 and waa educated at the Norwullt Academy. He went Into business and became a banker, and from his youth took an active interest ia politics. He rail for the Ohio Legislature and failed, but in ig?o was elected to Congress, ,und was three times re-elected. In Washington he was known as a shrewd politician, but did not cut much figure on the floor of Congress. He served for a time on tho committee of ways and means In 1879 he was elected Governor of Ohio and was re-elected in 1881. He was tho manager of the Sherman boom in 188-1 and when ho flopped over to Blaine Senator Sherman charged him with bad faith, and there was an angry controversy. At the last election he was again a candidate for Congress in the Ei"hth Ohio district, but was defeated. He was ono of the commisssioners appointed last year to negotiate with the Sioux for the acquisition of their reservation by the Government. Martin A. Knapp, ot New York, who is to succeed Augustus Schooumakor on thel nter- State Commerce Commission at $7,5uo a year, is a well-Known lawyer of Syracuse. He- is about 46 years old, is a graduate of Middletovvn College and has beon for some timo private coua sol in the vast business affairs of Congressman Beldun, at whose request and on the recommendation of both New York Senators he was aypointud.] has the. latter place. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Feb. 28.—Several deaths have resulted from the flood at Tia Juan. A Mexican was drowned while attempting to assist others. A druggist named Scribner was swept away in his store by the flood. There is not a building left standing upon its foundation. The RUSB house is the oily one that has not been completely wrecked, and that is badly damaged. The main current of the Tia Juana river runs through the town. The valley is completely swept of fencing, wind mills, etc. A number of cattle, hogs and horses are known to have perished. There has been no communication with the Mexican side yet and it is impossible to tell the damage or number of lives lost. BLAIR GOES TO CHINA. The New Hampshire Senator Appointed to Represent Uncle Sam iu the Flowery Kingdom. WASHINGTON, Feb 28.—The president •- again surprised everybody by appointing S e n at o r Blair, of New Hampshire! minister to China in' place of Col. Den- j by, of Indiana, who had been holding over from the Cleveland administration. The appointment was a complete surprise since nobody was j expecting it. The mission to China is rated in the second rank and carries a salary of $12,500. Mr. Blair has been twelve years in the senate, and prior to that had served two terms in the house of representatives. He is a native of New Hampshire, 56 years of age, and a lawyer by profession. He was lieutenant colonel of the Fifteenth New Hampshire regiment during the civil war, and was twice elected to the state legislature before he entered congress. The nomination of Senator Blair was well received at the capitol. As soon as it became known on the floor of the senate he was surrounded by a large crowd of senators and kept on his feet for half an hour receiving congratulations. Senator Blair received a national reputation as the author of the educational bill named after him and his advocacy of national prohibition and various labor measures. The senate in secret session confirmed the nomination of Henry W. Blair as minister to China. 8EKATOB liLAIR. CASH Warrants FOR PENSIONERS. of In a MINERS SLAIN. Over 100 Killed ~by~~»n Explosion Nova Scotia Colliery. HALIFAX, N. S., Feb. 23.—An explosion of fire damp took place in the Spring Hill coal mines Saturday afternoon. A late dispatch says that miners who have come up say that the levels are blocked in the locality of the explosion with large piles of debris consisting mainly of timber knocked out by the terrible force of the explosion, which was felt above ground. To add to tn.e horror of the situation the deadly black damp has made its appearance in tho mine. The, loss of life caused by the explosion is appalling. Many bodies have been recovered by men who are search) ag the mine. The total number of dead is now placed at in Issued for the Payment Nearly $20,000,000. WASHINGTON, Feb. 28. —.Acting Secretary Nettleton has issued warrants for the payment of nearly 830,000,000 on account of pensions. The amount was distributed among the different agencies as follows: Augusta, Me, $750^00; Boston, SI,500,000; Columbus, O., $3,250,000; Concord, N. H., $750,000? Des Moines, la., $1,000,000; Troy, $1,500,000; Indianapolis, $2,550,000; Knoxville, $1,300,000; Louisville, $1,000.000; Milwaukee, 31,550,000; Kansas City, $3,450,000; Sau Francisco, 8400,000, making in all $18,000,000, in addition to which $758.000 was paid out on account of naval pensions. The requirements for pensions for the quarter ending March 4 next are about $31,000,000. Including these disbursements a little over $21,000,000 has already been applied to that purpose, leaving nearly $10,000,000 to be met between now and next Thursday. The available cash balance in the treasury, as stated by the treasurer is $35,000,000, so that there will still be a surplus after paying all these pensions. Lives Lost in Mexico. CITY OK MEXICO, Feb. 28.—The port of San Felipe has been flooded by a storm. One schooner, one lighter and thirteen smacks have been wrecked, eighteen houses destroyed and many families made homeless. A number of lives have beeu lost and drowned were: Arthur Reeves, author and capitalist, aged 85 years, unmarrlea; Otis F. Deal, engineer oi maintenance of way of the Pan-Handle railroad, aged 23, unmarried; George S. Needham, claim agent of tho same road, aged 88, married, with wife and two children; 0. B! Case, conductor, aged 50, married. The injured are: Mrs. George McCrow, Richmond, Ind., out about her head and body and severely bruised; Mrs. J. C. Busim, Sacramento, Cal, cut over left ear and serious contusion of chest; M. H Hild, No. 478 West Front street, Cincinnati, head and amis bruised and hurt; G. W. Webster, Newport, Ky., porter Pullman car "Eugenia," left ankle dislocated and cut on forehead; Staub, Chicago, grandchild of Mrs. McCrew, badly bruised; John M, Edwards, Richmond, Ind., hurt about the head; Adam Stexenburger, Westville, O., cut on back of head: Frank W. Eddy, Westnold, Mass., back badly sprained; Miss Roth, Dayton O., right hand cut; Mrs. C. R Dudley, Dayton, sister of the above concussion of the right shoulder: Mr. and Mrs'. Maj. Benson, Logansport, Ind., badly bruised; Herbert and Earl Benson, children of above badly bruised; Mrs. Anna Engolbrecht, Lo- gausport, Ind,, and three children, bruised not serious; Henry Fox, Richmond, Ind., severe scalp wound and contusion of spine; Asa Keely, Richmond, bad cut over left eye- T W: Gilpin, No. 25 West Fourth street, Philadelphia, cut on left forearm and internally injured; John Crocker, Chicago, contusion of'the back and face; Charles Page, Richmond, out on head, injured about hips; E. H. Edmunds, Troy, O., cut on bead and finger broken; Mrs. Susan Utabaugh, Trenton, O, both hands badly cut; Opha Evans, Now Castle, Ind., contusion of right arm: Dora Clark, New Castle, contusion of head; Clifton Irwin, Martin's Ferry, O., right foot hurt; U. P. Stanga, Eaton, O., right cheek bone broken and left arm badly bruised; J. W. Kramer, brakeman Logansport, contusion of left arm, left leg bruised and severe scalp wound; Harriet S Lambard, Amherst, Wis., severe contusion in back of head; James T. Booles, Richmond, Ind., very severe contusion of left side of head and ear; Bod Hodgin, road foreman of engines, hand scalded and bruised on right leg. Among the dead, who all lived in Richmond, Mr. Reeves was best known, being heir to a million dollars, invested in Cincinnati real estate and banking property, and also in New York, Chicago and Richmond. He was on his way home from his farm, forty miles from Chicago, when the train went over. He was a rising young railroad man and capitalist, being one of the Pan-Handle syndicate interested in Elwood (Ind.) property. As to the cause of the accident Engineer Bartlett says that about three- quarters of a mile from the town he heard something break, and before he could control the train the right side connecting-rod broke, and at the water tank a quarter of a mile further on pieces of iron from the engine fell across the track and derailed the train, and then the ill-fated train rushed on to its doom beyond the control of the man at the throttle. THE SILVER POOL. many cattle MANNERS OF MEN. IF fathers could be sons to themselves what good sons they would be. ' WE never see a poor man without wondering why he never got rich. WHEN the fires of youth go out in a man he wonders that they burn in others. WK don't suppose there ever was a small boy who could be made to believe that there are only ten commandments. A MAN'S boasts are a great deal like the diamonds he wears; the larger they are the more apt people tfre to say tfcev paste. TJ»e HOUHO Committee's Report Exonerates Everybody. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2B.— The silver pool investigating committee made its report to the house Wednesday evening. The report, which is unanimous, gives the history of the investigation, alluding to the more important testimony, but not reviewing it in detail. It discusses, the testimony of Mr. Owenby as the product of a "romancer" whose imagination is not restrained by the limitations of truth. No evidence, says the report, has been obtained to support Owenby's original charge that there was a silver pool or organization of silver speculators who had made large purchases of silver bullion and was exerting its combined influence to bring about legislation which would cause an advance of silver, and thereby bring large profits to the manipulators. It continues: "There Is no evidence that any pool, combination. syndicate or individual speculator or speculators furnished money to enable members of congress to invest in silver, or curry silver with the understanding that such members of congress were to hove the profits, or that any senator or representative was Interested in any stiver pool or syndicate as charged by Owenby; nor any evt dence that any senator, representative or EOT- ernmeut official individually Invested in silver bullion, or was directly or indirectly interested in silver bullion, or was directly or indireAly interested in silver speculations pending the bilver legislation of the first session of the present congress, except that referring to Senator Ca" ator Cameron." INSPECTOR HONORED. Inspector Byrnes luvested with the Order of KuightUood by the King ot Italy. NKW YOBK, Feb. 26.-The king oi Italy has conferred the order of knighthood on Police Inspector Thomas F. Byrnes. The parchment conferring the order and the large gold cross have been received by the Italian consul in this city and will be bestowed on the inspector in a few days. This recognition is attributed to the fact that the inspector has assisted many Italians in this city and has also rendered valuable servic. to tne .Italian government by arresti; brigands who had escaped from Jta alter the commission of serious crjm,< l'sj)S«d by th» llonfift to llnsttlet Immigration. WASHiNOfoJr, Feb. 26.— The Hows* on Wednesday passed the immigration bill, which is a very important ineasure, and special Rfforts will 'be made to get it through the senate bft- fore the 4fch of March. But that body has so much business to do withis the few remaining days the chances of the bill are doubtful. Its main provisions are as follo\vs: It excludes from admission Into this country nil idiots, insane persons, paupers, persons likely to become » public charge, persons suffering from loathsome or dangerous contagious diseases, persons convicted of felony or other infnmous orimo involving moral turpitude, polygamists, and any person •whose passage is paid for with the money of another, or who is wstated by others to oomo. unless it ia affirmatively shown that such person docs not belong to ono of the foregoing excluded classes or to tho class of contract laborers. But it is specially provided that persons living in the United States may assist friends or relatives who are not of the excluded classes. Persons convicted of a pollti* cal offense, whether such offense be a felony or not by tho laws of tholr country, are not to be excluded from immigration. No suit for violation of the act prohibiting the importation of foreigners under contract Is to be settled, compromised or discon. tinued without the consent of the court and a record of the reasons. To induco immigration by advertisement of any kind in foreign countries is prohibited except when done by states or state immigration bureaus, and any alien coming to this country in consequence of such advertisement is to bo deemed a contract immigrant. Steamship, vessel and transportation companies are prohibited from inducing or encouraging immigration, directly or indirectly, except by ordinary commercial letters or advertisements stating the sailings of their vessels and terms and facilities of transportation. A flno of $1,000 or Imprisonment for not more than one year is proscribed for bringing or aiding in bringing into this country any alien excluded by law. Tho ofllce of superintendent of immigration is created with a salary ot IM.OOO, to be connected with the treasury department and controlled by the secretary of tho treasury. The superintendent is to have his office in Washington, and a chief cleric at $»,000 and t'we iirst-class clerks. The captains and agents of steam and sailing vessels arriving in any port of the United States with immigrants on board are required before landing any alien to report the name, nationality, last residence, and the destination of evory alien to the proper inspection officers. Provision is made for inspection and medical examination of immigrants. The inspectors are given power to administer oaths and take testimony touching the right of an alien to land. The decisions of inspectors are made flnal, unless overruled by the superintendent of immigration or secretary of the treasury on appeal. A fine of $1,000 or less, or imprisonment for one year or less, is fixed for violation of the law against landing any alien at any time or place other than that designated by the inspection officers. The secretary of tho treasury is authorized to prescribe rules for inspection along the borders of Canada, British .Columbia and Mexico, so as not to unnecessarily delay, impede or annoy passengers in ordinary travel. One inspector may be appointed for each inspection district. State officers and local courts are given jurisdiction over immigrant stations far the purpose of keeping the peace and making arrests for crimes against the law of the states. Aliens coming into this country in violation of law are to be sent back at once at the expense of the owners of the vessel upon which they arrived. Any such alien may be sent back within one year, and any alien who becomes a public charge within one year after arrival from causes existing prior to landing shall be deemed to have come in violation of law and shall be returned. The bill contains a section relieving ministers of religious denominations, persons belonging to recognized professions, and professors of colleges and seminaries from exclusion under the act against immigration under contracts. _ CHILI'S WAR. Hundreds of People Killed in Recent Engagements—Work of Incendiaries. IQUIQUE, Feb. 26, via Galveston.— The 15th inst a battle was fought on the Pampas at Dolores. The government was defeated with the loss of about 501 men. On the 16th Iquique surrendered to the fleet. A riot on the same night, caused by an incendiary mob, was quelled by the fleet and the foreign residents. One hundred and seventy-five of the mob were killed and wounded. The 17th the opposition party suffered a check on the Pampas, near Hu'ara. On the 19th Iquique was surprised by the remnant of the government troops defeated on the Pampas. There was hard fighting from morning till evening, the opposition holding the Entendencia and firing from the fleet to protect the Entendencia and cover the landing of the marines. The business part of the city was fired by incendiaries. The sains evening Capt. Lambton, of the War- spite, landed under fire to arrange an * armistice and to take on board any of the remaining women and children from the town. An armistice was declared till noon of the 30th and was arranged by the mediation of Admiral Hotham. The afternoon of the 20th the government troops were surrendered to the fleet by Col. Soto, who had fought gallantly. The town is now in possession of the fleet. No foreign residents were killed. The women and children are mostly living in the ships in the harbor. The hospital is full. It is probable that there will be a decisive battle north of Pisagua soon. LISBON, Feb. 20.— Mail advices from South America received here say that President Ualmaceda, of Chili, has sent his family into the Argentine republic for safety. These advices also say: After the recapture of Pisagua eighteen officers who were captured were shot in cold blood. President Balmaceda's decree calling for a presidential election in March declares that members of both the chambers of congress are rebels and sentences them to deportation. Louduu Lumbermen Fall. LONDON, Feb. 26.— The failure of Prier, Wotten & Co., timber merchant* at 77 Grace Church street, E. C., i s announced. Their liabilities are estimated at £390,000. After Wiscousiu'B Kx-Treasurer, MADISON, Wis., Feb. 36.--Atty.-Gen. O'Connor has filed in the circuit court here the first complaint in the suits against ex-state treasurers. It is against Treasurer McFetridge and hia bondsmen for the recovery of interest alleged to have been received on public moneys during the years 1885 and 1886, the last two years of McFetridge's term. Haw a »5QO.OOO Flr«, MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 20. lumber exchange, the Edison b and adjoining buildings wer^ burned out early this morning. Tbe loss is es-

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