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TO Cajinj38»*ON»EKT8. All communications for this jinfipr rhonlil ho ftceonv Jtmi! tl by the minus of tlie author; not ncos'S8.irlly for pidillciufon, bur, us nn evidence of good fulth on tho Van o 1 ' Iho writer. VTrlti> only on one slrtu of tho pu- nor. He nnrtlc.ularly cnrcfnl In giving Hitmen and dauv. tohiwo tlti' lelteranmi IlKurBn plnin nnddistinct. Prop- «t tifuswB arc often dlfllciilt to decipher, bocnusu of t,ie •careicss manner In which they ai" written. A CKNSTTS bulletin shows the total number of convicts in the penitentiaries of the United States to be 4-5,333. THE Minnesota senate has passed a bill proposing an amendment to the ctatc constitution authorizing on income tax. Sin JOHN MACDONALD and Sir Chas. Tnpper have given public notice at Toronto that if the Arqjprican government shall "lay a linger 6u Canada" it .will have to deal with Great Britain. IT now appears that the experiment of grafting the bone of a dog's leg into the lug of a boy, which was tried in a New York hospital, was unsuccessful, and the authorities have forbidden any farther attempts of the kind. A GERMAN engineer has devised a »ew method for fixing a foundation under water. By means of a powerful tolas}; of compressed air he drives powdered ceineiit down into the sand or mad at the bottom of a stream. The action of the water fixes the cement, and it becomes like solid rock. YOTJKO Mr. Astor, it was noticed, when-placing the marriage ring on. the finger of his bride, Miss \Villing, of Philadelphia, omitted from the. declaration the words: "With all my worldly goods I thee endow." These words are frequently omitted now because the law assures the wife her dower. Tins late Gen. Sherman once told the story that while traveling in Ireland he was serenaded by a local band in Gq<rk. To his surprise, they played: "Marching through Georgia," and, on inquiring where they had learned the tune he was further impressed to hear that it was a very old Irish air, the •origin of which was lost in the oblivion of antiquity. IOWA STATE NEWS. NICKEL SAVINGS. A Now System Adopted by a Hank at Davenport. The Davenport savings bank has adopted the nickel savings stamp system. The bank will place in the hands of reliable men in tho city and throughout the county quantities of small stamps, similar to postage stamps, each one good at the Davenport savings bank for one nickel. These, stamps will ,be sold to them or placed with them on trust. The person having a few cents to deposit will purchase stamps to the amount of cash he has, and stick them in a small book that will be. furnished him for the purpose. The. book will hold twenty stamps, value 81. As soon as it is full it can be taken to the bank and credit for the amount will be given him. DRIVEN FROM HOWIE. AMONG the different plans proposed *f late for the disposal of the dead, aside from cremation, have been electroplating and drying. Now an Ohio man comes to the front and proposes that they be congealed. He says one's corporeal identity could be preserved for ages by freezing. But "it will be a cold day 1 ' when the graveyard is superseded by tile ice-house. A KIND of moth or butterfly is said to have become so very troublesome and destructive in Bavaria that every possible means has been taken to destroy it. The most effective method consists of attracting the post by means of an electric light in connection with a blow i'an, which draws the insects into tho suction pipe by air draught and results in millions of them being destroyed. JOSKPH E. JOHNSTON has a reo as a pall-bearer that is unparalleled. Besides acting at the funerals of a mini- ber of famous Confederate chieftains, he and Qen. Sherman rode side by side at the funeral of Gen. Grant. Gen. Johnston is now eighty-two years of age, and since the war probably no other Confederate general has enjoyed the friendship and esteem of so many/ Onion officers of rank. An Outrngc by White Caps nt Clour Lake, Cerro Gordo County. Quite a sensation occurred in Clear Lake the other night. From the story of the victim, Harry George, it seems that a mob of ten men entered his home, and, with pointed revolvers, dragged him from his bed and compelled him to leave the house. They then put a rope around his neck and took him to the railroad depot, where he was put on board tho train with instructions never to return. He had received an anonymous letter a few days previous warning him to leave town, but paid no attention to it. He said that his only offense was marrying a young lady, Miss Mary Young, against her parents' wishes. IT WAS MURDER. A Stubbing Affray, Which Was Not 8up« posod Serious, Proves Fa till. Not long ago a party of young men congregated in Meyers' billiard hall at Glenwood. They were in apparentgood humor and scuffling and having a good time. There was some bantering talk, when suddenly C. H. Crogan claimed he had been stabbed. The party immediately broke up, and Crogan walked two blocks to a doctor's oflice. It was not supposed that his wounds were, serious. Since that tima he rapidly failed until he died. Allen Monroe was in jail charged with the murder, and it was stated that he acknowledged the cutting, although he claimed it was an accident, Secured Miiny Prizes. Mrs. L. P. Y«nker, of Latimer, Fraiiklin county, during the past four years has won as a buttar maker at national and state exhibits twenty-one first, six second and three sweepstake premiums, the latter over all states. The value of the premiums is $OSO. At the Chicago fat stock show she never •failed to take first prize. Her daughter, Hattie F., aged 14, took the sweep* stakes prize at the Illinois state dairy fair in 1889. Cruelty of a Gang 1 of Tramps. Four boys were walking down the railroad in Burlington on their way to school when five tramps met them and demanded the food in their dinner pails. On being r< f j.scd they bound and gagged the boys and locked them in a box car of a train about to start west. The little fellows were carried several hundred miles before they were discov- | ered. When rescued they were nearly famished and half frozen. THK Mosque of St. Sophia, in Constantinople, is always fragrant with the odor of musk, and has been so for hundreds of years, ever since it was rebuilt in the ninth century, the curious part of it being that nothing 1 is done to keep it perfumed. The solution to the eeeming mystery lies in the fact that .•when it was built, over 1,000 years ago, ifjie stones and bricks were laid in mor- •tar mixed with a solution of musk. late James Redpath claimed to '•"be .the originator of the newspaper interview. li l started the practice of interviewing many years ago," he said, *nn the columns of the Boston Advertiser. My first interview was widely discussed, and my plan was immediately imitated by Editor Dana of the Sun, *yho, the day after my interview ap- jieared, sent out a corps of writers to interview the leading men of the city on various topics." A WEALTHY Austrian woman has just founded in Vienna an asylum for mothers-in-law. The building, not yet completed, is to be big enough to accommodate five hundred guests, and ihe institution will serve as a pleasant refuge for ladies whose company is not agreeable to the ungrateful men who liave walked off with their daughters. More than one-half the number of Apartments in the asylum have already l>een beppoken, the applicants ull representing the higher clasfaes of Austrian Society. ______________ TUK great military leadi-.rs on both sides of our civil \vur ara rapidly march- fag 1 across the border. Here is the list of lead: Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, lian- tock, Logan, Meade, Thomas, Hooker tod McPberson on the Union side, ami on (he Confederate bidfe, Lee, Jackson, JJardee, Pemjjei-ton and Bragg. Here about all the prominent ones that ali^e: Pope, Slocum, Pleasan- pn, Kosecrans, Stanley and Schofield, f the Union side, and Longstreet, <wly, Beauregard and Joe Johnston U the Confederate. A GBEAT piece of engineering is rep- Resented in the pipe line that is now bringing oil from Morgantown, W. Va., to the works of the Atlantic refining «JiOinpany, in Philadelphia. Morgau- tiown is opposite Greene couuty, Pa. TThe pipe line must cross the great par- •*Jlel ranges of the Appalachian chain aid the Susguehanua. river to reach the astern seaboard. It is said to be capa- e of delivering 15,000 barrels of oil a fty, and may be expected to largely icrease Philadelphia's export trade in i, provided the enterprise shall not be .iterfered with t>y intrigue or specular ttou. LEONARD VA JEROME DEAD. The Long IllncR* of the fritted Turfman Terminated Fatally In England. LONDON, March 5.—Leonard Jerome, of New York, father of Lady Randolph Churchill, has just died at Brighton, whither ho went to recuperate after his recent illness here. He was attended in his last hours by his wife and Lady Randolph Churchill and Mrs. Moreton Frewen, his daughters. Mr. Jerome, who has resMed in An Engineer's Awful Death. The death of Engineer Jesse Damp in a Rock Island freight wreck was tho m> st t-rrible known in the vicinity of Eddyvillc. The tender was forced into the cab, pinioning Damp against the boiler. The head of the steam gauge broke, pouring a deluge of steam and boiling water over the poor fellow's body, literally cooking him to death. His appeals for aid werj heartrending. Valuable Horses Sold. Charles Atkinson, of Onawa, has sold to W. II. Pettit, of Cedar Falls, the bay mare Belle B., by Membrino Boy 844, dam Princess, by Membrino Royal. j Belle B. is a sister in blood to Lou, dam of Axtcll. H. B. and H. D. Allen, of East Park stock farm, have sold to W. F. Miller, of St. Louis, a Duusmore Wilkes colt for §1,000. Swallowed Pulverized Glass. Tom Tracy, accused of stealing Dick Cramer's team, was arrested at Wy- inore, Neb , recently, ruid on being delivered to Sheriff Forest, at Ottumwa, who went after him, swallowed a largo quantity of pulverized glass with suicidal intent. The attempt was unsuccessful. Xi'iv* n ifrinr. A new bank with a capital of §50,000 will be opened at Emmetsburg May 1. In u quarrol at Glunwoo.l Allen Monroe fatally stubbed Peter Crogan. Monroe was arri-stfd. A 10-year-old son of John Kennedy, oi \\hut Ch''«r. wandered away from homo and was frozen to death. Two nu'ii stole four mail sacks from a railroad '/ruck at the Union depot at Burlington. The county-seat war at Grumly Center has been settled, the latter place receiving a majority of 850 votes. A man named Joyce was arrested at Burlington while trying to pass a draft that had luen stolen from this mails the night before. James Jordan, a pioneer of Polk county, dropped dead while participating in tho dedication of a church near his h:jine. A new savings bank with a capital stock of §50,0JO has been organized at Mount Pleasant with George 11. Sparker as president and C. V. Arnold as cashier. Charles Butcher, of Des Moines, who disappeared from his home February 17, was found in the loft of a burn in north Des Moines hanging to a rafter. He left nothing to indicate tho cause of suicide. J. 11 Boggs, the only auditor Delaware county ever had, died at his home in Manchester, aged 08 years, lie became auditor in 18ti5, when the office was created, and had been continuously re-elected since. T.KONAKD W. JEROME. England almost continuously for some years past, was known to be in a critical condition of health about six months ago, and his illness took a dangerous turn, something like two months ago. [Leonurd W. Joromo was born In the village of Pompoy, Onondaga county, N. Y., In 1817. His father was a farmer. At tho age of 17 ho entered Princeton college. He remained thore for two yours and then entered Union college, from which ho was graduated in IK-ID, Ho road law for three years at Albany and becamo associated In the practice of law with his uncle, Judge Jerome, of Rochester. Ho married Clarissa Hall, of Palmyra, N. Y., and with his brother Lawrence started tho Rochester Native American. .Ho was appolntad consul to Trieste by President Piorco, and upon his return to Now York entered Wall street. His first operation, though small, left him almost penniless. He became a partner of tho late William H. Traverse, the famous stutter- Ing humorist and clubman. Their ofil»es be- camo headquarters for big transactions of the time. In 1ho panic of 18o7 Jerome made a lucky stroke and_ afterward prospered until at one time his wealth was estimated at 510,000,000. Reverses came, however, and they were heavy ones. In 1863 he lost $000,000 in one transaction through the unauthorized issue of bonds by the agent of the state of Indiana, and at another time, through the unexpected action of the board of directors of the Pacillu Mail Steamship Co. in reducing the usual quarterly dividend from 5 to 8 per cent, ho lost in two hours M0.030. During tho war Leonard W. Jerome was one of the principal owners of the Now York Times, then edited by Henry J. Raymond. When the Urst groat union meeting was held in the Academy of Music Mr. Jerome paid all expenses. He was the treasurer of tho union defense committee, composed of tuebest- inown men in Now York. Mr. Joromo took a lively interest in racing, a:id through iris influence Jerome avenue was opened to the rue.; course which he built and ivhich bears his name. Mr. Jerome organized cho New York coaching club, tho Coney Wand jocky club, and, with John A. Morris, tho New York jockey club. Ho was also prominent In yachting circles. Mr. Jerome was a liberal patron of American art. Ho had four daughters, one of whom tiled in childhood. The other three are living, ind, with Mrs. Jerome, were at their father's oedside when he died. The eldest daughter is Mrs. Morton Crewan; tho second, Jennie, is Lady Randolph Churchill, and the third is Mrs. John Leslie, all well-known parliamentary aumes.] TOGETHER. Two Students of a Cincinnati College Commit Suicide—In I'ursuauce of an Agreement They Kill Themselves with tH« Same Revolver. CINCINNATI, O., March 5.—L. Frauk- enthal of St. Louis and Ernest Salinger of Philadelphia, two students at the Hebrew Union college in this city, were found dead in their room here Wednesday morning. From notes found on the table in the room it would appear that the two young m^n- took their own lives, according to a preconcerted arrangement, using the same revolver. The news of the affair has created a great sensation at the college. The two young men were very studious and dev oted to religious research and thought, and it is supposed they had become insane. They were inseparable friends, and associated little with their fellow-students. Both were highly thought of by the faculty of the college. Frankenthal lived at 1137 Dolman street, St. Louis, and Salinger at 18 West Third street, Philadelphia. The parents of both are said to be well to do. Persons iu the boarding house where the young men lived and where the tragedy occurred state that they heard pistol shots about '.I p. m. The mystery surrounding the cause of the suieitle is being cleared up. Salinger, it .seems, had I'Yunkentlutl under hypnotic inllueuce, and in any matter that came up the latter followed his instructions to the letter. Students at the college and the people at'the boarding house noticed a decided change in Frankeiithul the last two mouths. Both of the young men frequently discussed hypnotism and attended several seances of spiritualist mediums. I'Vutikenthal beinj" a confirmed hypnotist soon won Siviiiiger over to his way on the. question. Among Friinkenthal's effects is u diary declaring hi.s belief in hypnotism and his yitention of committing' suicide. This book was dedicated to Henry Liiidman, 5Uo Fairinount avenue, Philadelphia. A RAILROAD SENSATION. Officials of tho New York, Kow Haven A Hartford to He Arte»te«l-Ueld Ke»pon- slblc tor this Harlem River Tunnel fits* anter—1'residont Clark ami Director Chiiuncoy M. Depew Give Ball In the Sum of 835,000 Each. NEW YOKK, March 7.—Coroner Levy has issued warrants for the officers and directors of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, who have boon held responsible by the coroner's jury for the deaths ol the victims of the Harlem river tunnel disaster. These warrants were for the following officials: Officers Charles P. Clark, Now Hnven, president; E. M. Ueccl, vice president, New Haven; Lucius Tuttlo, general manager, New Haven; William D. Bishop, Jr., secretary, Bridgeport; William L. Squire, treasurer, Now Haven; H. M. Kooher- speiger, comptroller, Now Haven; Charles T. Hompstoad, general passenger apont, New Haven, nud Caarlos Uockwell, general freight agent. Now Haven. Directors—GOOI-RO N. Miller, New York; Wilson O. Hunt. New York; F. H. Trowbrldge, NowIIaveu; William D. Btehop, Bridgeport; Henry O. Robinson, Hartford; Edward M. Reed, New Haven; Charles P. Clark, New Haven; Joseph Park, New York; Chauncey M. Depew, Now York; Henry S. Lee, Springfield; William Rockefeller, New York; Loverett Bralnard, Hartford and Nathaniel Wlieeler, Bridgeport. From this it will be seen that the majority ol the officials live outside of this state. Coroner Levy does not anticipate that lie will have any trouble in securing their attendance in this city. They will probably come on here readily, for they would have nothing to gain by resisting the coroner. Should they not come, resort will be had to extradition proceedings. Coroner Levy anticipates having no trouble with Governor Bulkley, of Connecticut. As fast as the arrests are made bail will be taken and the officers allowed to depart. The district attorney's office was notified of the coroner's action. The coroner's duty will cease with the making of the last arrest and the cases will then come before the grand jury. Inspector Byrnes has been given the warrants to execute. The jurors who sat in the case were said to represent $50,000,000; well, the persons arrested and to be arrested on their finding are said to represent 8300,000,000. "The deaths of Helen T. Supple and others" will have a rather unique place in the history of local casualties, even if nothing else comes of it. Whether anything else is to come of it depends next upon the action of the grand jury. To await that action each of the fourteen persons on the coroner's black list must furnish bail in the sum of §25,000. Homicide is the crime which is charged against them on the strength of the jury's verdict. Chauncey M. Depew appeared at the coroner's office at 4:30 Friday afternoon and furnished a bond of $25,000 for his appearance in the future. Mr. Depew was accompanied by Cornelius Vanderbilt, who signed the bond, giving as security the building 1 West Fifty-seventh street. Messrs. Depew and Vanderbilt's stay in the office of the coroner was of brief duration, Frank Looinis. attorney of the New York Central, having preceded them a half-hour and sL'eji to the preparation of the bond. President Clark of the New Haven railroad and Director Park also surrendered themselves and gave bonds in the same amount. Mr. Clark informed the coroner that all the directors and officers of the road would come to the coroner's office at any time suggested, j The coroner said this would not do; that the only exceptions he would make were in the cases of George N. Miller and Wilson G. Hunt, who were both old. He would appoint Monday next as the day for them to appear. THE HANGMAN CHEATED. PANADA'S V6tE, Returns from the Election of Thursday — Tho Conservative Majority Is 91. TORONTO, Ont., March ?.—Returns are all in with the exception of three seats where elections will be held late* Returns received late give several seats to the government that were reported as going liberal. One of these is Richmond and Wolfe, where Hon. Wilfred Lauricr, liberal leader, was reported to have been elected. Laurierdoea not lose his seat, having been returned last week by acclamation for east Quebec. It is understood that the government will immediately move in the direction of trade negotiations with the United States, Complete returns show that the government lost 9 seats in Ontario and that the liberals are in a majority of 8 in the province of Quebec. The result of the vote in the province is as follows: ConservatiTos. Ontario 58 Quebec 38 Now Brunswick 18 NovaSootia 15 Prince Edward Island ;.... Z Manitoba 4 Northwest territories 4 British Columbia 5 A Bridge Destroyed. ST. CHARLES, Mo., March 5.—The pontoon bridge across the Missouri river was swept away by the ilood Wednesday. Four men who were on it were rescued with difficulty. The loss ib $:iO,000. JiorrJble Massacre. PA HIS, March 5.—News of a horrible massacre comes from M adayascar. Itamiasatra, governor of the province of Balamond, resenting a petition from the populace to the government to defend them from cruelties, massacred 278 persons, including meu, women and children belonging to the leading families. The slaughter continued for several days. The agonies of the victims were in many cases protracted- Sometimes their limbs were gradually dismembered, their heads were .yawed off anil their bodies were thrown to tb« dogs. Liberals. 40 3(1 3 6 4 1 0 0 Dan Porter, an K^capcd Illinois Murderer, Blows Out Ills llrains Just as His Re- c:ij>ture Was About to Be Kffeeted, ALEXANDKIA, Mo., March 7. — Dan Parker, the condemned murderer of Ed Smith, who escaped from jail at Quincy last Sunday night, killed him- sell! about 9 o'clock Friday morning at a point 12 miles southwest of Kahoka, Mo. Posses have been out hunting for him all the. week and traces of him had been found at varkms points in Missouri, northeast of Quincy. He was seen at St. Patrick, a small town in Clai-k county, Wednesday night and Thursday evening four men—Noble Butler, J. F. Kearfoot, T. M. Montgomery and L. Tober—started out " to follow up the trail. They followed him 18 miles to the west and corralled him Friday morning in the house of a colored man named Meyer, where he had stopped for breakfast. They called him out, and, covering him with Winchesters and revolvers, demanded his surrender. Porter refused, but gave up a revolver and razor. He then pulled another revolver, uud, placing it to his head, said: "You shoot or 1 will." Still holding the revolver to his head he backed off down the road, the four men following him within a few feet. Ho lowered the revolver as if to shoot, when Butler pulled the trigger oi' his Yv'mehester, but missed. Like a flash Porter turned his revolver against his heifil tiud sent a bullet crashing through his brain. The crime for which Porter was to liaug was peculiarly cold blooded. June ^8 last he. called Ed Smith to his door and shot him. No motive was ever assigned for the deed, as Porter had refused to talk. He was sentenced to liany March :20. Porter was a light mulatto and about 35 years old. There was a reward of §3,700 for Porter, dead or alive. Totnl 117 9fl Government majority, 31. The tory party lost in Ontario, Qtiehee and Prince Edward Island. It holds its own in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, British Columbia and the northwest territories. The majority of the government at the time of dissolution of parliament was 61. There are thirteen cabinet ministers, eleven of whom have been elected and two defeated. The latter are Hon. C. C. Colby, president of the council, and Hon. John Carling, minister of agriculture. Hugh Macdonald (conservative), son of Sir John Macdonald, is elected at Winnipeg. James Trow, a prominent liberal, is elected at South Perth. Mackenzie Bowell, minister of customs, is elected for North Hastings by 200 majority. Sir Adolphe Caron, minister of militia, is elected for Rimouski. Hon. J. A. Chapleau, secretary of state, is elected for Terrebonne, Que., by a large majority. John flag- gert, postmaster-general, is elected for South Lanark by ' 500 majority. Hon. C. H. Tnpper, minister of marine and fisheries, has been elected for ' Pictou. Hon. Sir John Thompson, minister of justice, has been elected for Antigonish. Sir Donald Smith (conservative), has been elected for Montreal Center. Dalton MacCarthy, a leading conservative, is elected in North Simcoe. Sir Richard Cartright, the prominent liberal, is elected in South Oxford by over 800 majority. Robert Beith (liberal) is elected in West Durham, defeating G. T. Blackstock (concervative). Mr. Blackstock, it will be remembered, defended Birchell in the celebrated murder trial at Woodstock last summer. William. Mulock, liberal leader, is elected in North York by a large majority. C. C. Colby, president of the privy council, who was running for Stanstead, province of Quebec, is defeated by over 100. The city of Ottawa has elected two conservatives. Toronto city has elected three conservatives, Sir John Macdonald has been elected for Kingston by about 250 majority. Sir Hector Langevin, minister of public works, has been elected for Richelieu. Hon. J. A. Ouimet, ex- speaker of the house of commons, is 'elected. Hon. David Mills, minister of the interior in the Mackenzie government, is elected lor Bothwell by 3 majority. WASHINGTON, March 7.—Secretary Elaine said that he had nothing to say with regard to the Canadian election, except that there seemed to be an impression in some quarters that President Harrison's administration was interested in the election. "As a matter of fact," he said, "the administration is utterly indifferent as to the result. None of the members of the cabinet took any interest in the matter, and cared lens about it than Canadians usually do about our elections." LONDON, March 7.—The result of the Canadian election is received with general satisfaction. It is looked upon as a triumph of British feeling and a pledge of attachment to the mother country. The St. James' Gazette is exultant, and winds up a leading editorial by declaring: "Canada is British still. Washington does not yet rule over Ottawa." ALL OVER THE UNION. OPALS that sold for $300 have been found in Oregon. ILLINOIS offers a bounty of three cents per head for the destruction of English sparrows. MISSOURI annually expends over $7,000 for tobacco for the convicts in the penitentiary. A MKEitsciiAtm mine has been discovered IB Florida. They will soon begin to lay pipes from it. THE enumerators ol live slock for New Mexico report 1,800,000 cattle i.WMtW sheep {or tli*t oawtry. VICTORY FOR MINERS. Operators in the Monongahelu Valley Agree to Advance Wages. PiTTSiniiKJii, Pa., March 7.—The long strike of the coal miners of the Monongahela valley has ended in a complete victory for the men. At 10 a. m. the operators met here and decided to concede the demands of tho strikers for an advance in the mining-rate of one-hal^|eent per bushel* and resume work on Monday. The strike was one of the longest and most determined ever known in this section. It lasted ten weeks and the 0,000 men lost in wages alone over $1,000,000. The absence of this great sum of inonejr in the valley has caused great inconveniences and actual suffering 1 among not only the miners and their families, but the great majority of other persons in the valley dependent directly or indirectly upon the mining of coal for a living. Besides the miners, this strike has affected a great army of day laborers, boat, yard and inillmen, storekeepers and even farmers who dispose of their produce to the working people of tbe valley. FOUR FESTIVE DAYS. A Great Programme Arranged for tti* World'* Fnlf Dedicatory Ceremonies la 1803. CHICAGO, March «).—The committee on ceremonies has outlined the grand dedicatory exercises which will inaugurate the World's Colnmbian exposition. When the signal gxm is fired Tuesday, October 11, 1803, there will be encamped on the exposition grounds lb,000 troops waiting for the command which will set in motion the greatest and most spectacxilar military pageant ever witnessed in this country. The flower of the United States army will be seen in the 6,000 regulars massed at Jackson park and 10,000 of the national guards and states' militia will participate in the military parade which will be the feature of the opening day. The next day (Wednesday) will be dedication day proper. The inaugural address, delivered by the chosen orator, will be accompanied by a literary and musical programme appropriate to the auspicious occasion. On this day the inaugural ode, American in theme, national in character and patriotic in sentiment, composed and written by an American musician and an American poet, will be chanted by a grand chorus of over 3,000 adult and 1,200 children's voices ., led by Prof. W. L. Tomlins, augmented by a magnificent .orchestra under the baton of Theodore Thomas. Miss Harriet Monroe, who wrote and read the poem at the opening of the Auditorium, will represent poetry on dedication day and her inaugural poem will be read during the ceremony. A great industrial parade, to be participated in by all trades unions in the city, will also take place on this day. Thursday's programme will consist of concerts—one in the morning at the park and another in the afternoon at the Auditorium. A sham battle will be fought Friday, after brigade drill, in which all the troops will participate —artillery, cavalry and infantry—and the dedicatory festivities will close with a grand ball Friday evening, which will be held in one of the huge buildings at Jackson park. It is expected that the Marine band of Washington will furnish the music for the ball, for which but 2,000 tickets will be issued. These tickets will cost §1.0 each and will only be sold by .invitation. The president of the United States, his cabinet, governors of states, army and navy general officers, the highest dignitaries of the judiciary, legislative and executive of tho country, with prominent celebrities from every section, representing every art, business and profession, together with diplo- mates and representatives of foreign nations, will attend this inauguration of the World's Columbian exposition. The chief of construction has furnished a detailed description of the buildings for the Columbian exposition and the layout oi tho land at Jackson park. He divides the park into five sections. The north end or improved part is retained for state and foreign government buildings, with possibly the art palace. Midwaj plaisance is to be used for curious exhibits installed as privileges, and the lagoon, island and contiguous land will be tho front for the main group of buildings. The fourth section is to be the main court with a pier extending into the lake. The fifth includes the space south and back of the court to be used for cheap buildings for various purposes. The chief of construction expresses himself as highly pleased with the plans presented and believes that the construction of these buildings will begin a new era in American architecture. An important conference between •President Gage, Vice President Bryan and Director Nelson and tho conference committee representing the organized labor of Chicago was held at world's fair headquarters Thursday night. The object of this meeting was to arrive at a better understanding of the memorial presented to the board of directors two weeks ago regarding the claims of organized labor on world's fair work. All the points of the labor statement were carefully reviewed, with the result that the labor men were practically assured that the two most important claims, "eight hours to constitute a day's work'' and "arbitration," would be allowed, la regard to the minimum rate of labor, which the labor msn wanted fixed at $1.50 a day and preference of home labor to be given, President Gage did not feel justified in making any promises. The directors think it impracticable to commit themselves on these points. The rate of labor must be settled by the contractors who hire and pay the men, and to decide whether a workman is a citizen of Chicago or not is a matter of great difficulty, in fact, almost an impossibility. WASHINGTON, March 0.— The most encouraging advices from Europe concerning the Columbian exposition have been received at tho department of state, and it is now practically assured that all the Exiropeau governments will be represented, as they were at the centennial of 1870. The consuls of the United States report a growing disposition among the manufacturers to show their wares, and the ministers give assurances that the governments will be officially represented by commissioners. The Russian government is especially cordial in its attitude toward the exposition and will expend more to make a display of its resources than has been contributed by the government of tho United States to the exposition. THE WORLD OF TRADE. COCKS' combs and other parts of the domestic fowl are imported from France 01 glass and find favor among American epicures. A CAB-LOAD of maple sugar was received at St. Joseph, Mo., the other day from Canada. It contained 20,410 pounds and was valued at $1,480.45. A TON of contraband opium is stored to the custom house at Port Townsend, Wash. It was seized from smuggler* who operated between that place a»d B. & it* ffl#rk*& STUDENTS MEET DEATH. a Ui£b LOBS of lite at the Durulug of School at Aloaroe, M. C. MONROE, N. C., March 0.—Fire was discovered in the Monroe high school early this morning. An alarm was at once sent in aud the students wero aroused, but too late to save the building and two unfortunate young men—T. Pemberton, of Little Hock, Ark., and Albert Bost, of Bost Mill, &. C. At tho first alarm the youug ladies who roomed on the ground floor mode their escape. The young 1 men roomed on the ttord ttoor and whea the alaw:

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