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Algona, Iowa
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THE REPUBLICAN. «TA»n At HAt^IxOCK, PnblUher*. AI.GONA, IOWA. GERMANY'S average death rate from smallpox is set at 110, while that oi France is 14,000, vaccination being Strictly enforced in the former counti-y and not in the latter. COUNT HKIUIERT BISMARCK has had a famous present. The ancestral estate, where the iron chancellor was born, Schonhausen, Madgeburg, Prussian Saxony, has been given him by his father. DUHING a fire in Buffalo, N. Y., a case Of lamp chimneys fell from the third story and not a chimney was broken. They are maliciously waiting to be put on lamps. Then they will all gleefully erack and fall apart. A COMPANY has been organized in Baltimore for the puupose of carrying on a genera] shipping and commission business with Brazil under the reciprocity treaty, and other enterprises of the same kind will soon be inaugurated. WHEN the Hungarian government took the operation of the railroads in hand it reduced rates 82 per cent. By the purchase of commutation tickets a 60-mile trip cost 5% cents, and more than one can go on a book together. The increase in traffic amounts to 1,600 per cent. THE Pennsylvania railway controls 7,915 miles of road and canal, and has a capital, share and bonded, of $700,000,000. Last year its gross earnings reached the enormous amount of §13!!,000,000. To make these it carried 187,000,000 tons of freight and 84,000,000 passengers. A GUN to fire under water has been invented, and one for the United States ship Destroyer is in course of construction at Bethlehem, Pa. This experimental gun is to be 35 feet long, and will throw a projectile 35 feet in length, containing 400 pounds of nitro-glycerine 1,000 feet through the water. Miss SAKAII CAJJTER, of Wilmington Mass., is wealthy, liberal and eccentric. She has donated §10,000 to the town, the income to be devoted to the painting of houses that may need it from year to year, the only conditions being that an applicant for paint must not own a dog and must be a member of a temperance society. RECENT litigation to determine whether the late Gen. Burnsicle, as executor of his wife's will, had a right to pledge certain bonds belonging to her estate and bought from Gen. Buckner, incidentally elicits the fact that the latter officer, after being captured by Burnsicle, became his warm personal friend. ^ _ ONE of the builders of the Central Pacific railroad states that he was compelled to do a great deal of blasting through a part of .the country where rain had never been known to fall in considerable quantities, and where it has never rained since. But during the period of the blasting—nearly a year— it rained every day. THE experiment of enlisting Indians in^ the army, which is now about to be tried, will be watched with keen interest. There is little doubt that the Indians will find army life in the main much more to their liking than farming, though it remains to be seen whether they will submit with docility to the necessary discipline. THE dials of cheap clocks used to be printed on paper and then glued to a zinc foundation, but after a short time the paper came off the metal. Now the zinc is dipped in a strong solution of washing soda and afterward is washed over with onion juice. The paper is then pasted on, and it is almost impossible to separate it from the metal. THE estimate now is that tha. three states of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina will raise melons on 53,000 acres next summer. Florida will have not less than 10,000 acres, making 63,000 in all the melon-growing states. The melons grown on this area will yield a gross revenue to the growers, assuming that the season shall be favorable, of not less than $0,300,000. A KANSAS editor offers the following sentence for school-teachers to dissect^ and is willing to bet a quart of molasses that some of them will find nothing wrong with it: A widow woman who was always noted for truth and veracity, and who had recently celebrated her centennial anniversary, died of pneumonia fever Friday evening at 9 O'clock p. m., and her funeral obsequies were numerously attended by many people. IT is said that the emperor of Germany is perfectly aware that the malady he has in his ear may at any time become dangerous. The doctors have not hidden from him the fact that the state of his health is a very grave one, so the young emperor has arranged his affairs in order to be ready for any eventuality. It is asserted that the continual voyages and journeyings that he mukes are precisely because he requires change of air and scene, for he has often feverish attacks and great pain. A CAKEFUL return just published by the California vitiuultural commissioners shows that in the past two years the California raisin product has nearly doubled, rising from 1,250,000 boxes in 1888, to 3,040,000 hi 1890; in four years it has trebled, in five quadrupled, and in ten grown twenty fold. Six years ago California was supplying one-sixteenth of tae raisins used in this country, or 175,000 boxes oui t-i 2.800,111; in 1889 it supplied ov«r one-third, or 1,250,000 out of 8,004,557. 'The imports in five years have dropped one-third, from 2,685,111 to 1,754,557 boxes, and the home product has ^ryyvu, seven fold. IOWA STATE NEWS, FOUND GUILTY, Henry Hall, of CdxincU ninfn, Consigned to Prison for Life. Henry Hall, who killed his wife in Council Bluffs in July of last year, was found guilty of murder in the first degree. The jury recommended that the prisoner be sent to the peniten tiary for life. Hall is 70 y^ars old and very feeble. His two young daughters were compelled to testify against him. The plea of the defense was that Hall was insane. At no time during the trial did he show the least evidence that he realized what was going on, and when the verdict of the jury was read there was not the least sign that he recognized the fate that is to be his. The Temperance Alliance. At the annual session in Des Moines of the State Temperance Alliance officers for the ensuing year were chosen as follows: President, J. A. Harvey; secretary, Mrs. A. E. McMurray; treasurer, J. J. Hamilton; district directors, First district, William Smouse; Sixth, Aaron Custcr, Eighth, T. E. Clark, Eleventh, E. C. Davidson. The plan of campaign for the coming year involves the raising of a large fund for enforcement of the prohibitory- law. Shot His Sister's Uotiaycr. Edward J. Ricker was shot at Grinnell by Phil Braden, who said that Ricker ruined his sister and broke his mother's heart. Braden went to the livery stable where Ricker was employed with two revolvers, intending to give one to the latter to defend himself. But Ricker commenced running as soon as the revolver was drawn and Braden fired two shots, both taking effect and, killing Ricker almost instantly. He leaves a wife and two children. Fortune Smiles on Her. Mrs. Henry C. Klise, the young wife of a well-known Sioux City contractor, has received information through her maternal grandfather, Lord Leicestershire, of London, that she is the sole heir to property in England worth $10,000,000. She inherits the property through her father, who died a few months after her birth. She was reared by an aunt in this country, and for several years before her marriage she was a school-teacher. Died at Sea. A cablegram received at Ottumwa from United States Consul Simons, at Hong Kong, China, stated that Senator P. G. Ballingall died at sea and was buried at Hong Kong. Ballingall was one of the best-known hotel men in the world. He settled in Ottumwa in 18o8, engaging in the hotel business and other enterprises. He was never married, and his estate, valued at 8100,000 to 55150,000, will probably go to his two sisters Threatened with Murder. Fred Geske, an aged man residing near McGregor, has ^received a letter threatening him with death similar to the murder committed at Layville, L. I., some three weeks ago, where a cigar- maker was not only foully murdered, but ears, fingers and bowels wera taken from the body. Mr. Geske and fr.ends were concerned over the threat and were giving it serious thought. Only Six Loft. Of the sixteen pioneer Congregational ministers who came to Iowa in 3 8;JS but six are living: Rev. Ebenezer Alden at Marshfield, Mass.; Rev. A. B. Bobbins at Museatine; Rev. Ephrairn Adams at Waterloo; Rev. Harvey Adams at Waterloo; Rev. Dr. Salter at Burlington, and Rev. E. C. Turner at Owego, N. Y. They were the founders of the denomination in this state. Farmers to Kun a Creamery. The organization of a co-operative creamery association has been completed by the farmers in the vicinity of State Center. The authorized captital is §0,000, one-half of which was subscribed. The new company would purchase for §4,800 the creamery plant of C. W. Sibley & Co., which has been in successful operation here for ten years. r>ewn in Urier, By the passage of the direct tax bill in congress Iowa will receive 8384,274. John Baamgurt, of Boone, was kicked in the head by a horse and instantly killed. Henry Moore, of Burlington, who helped build the first house in that city, died suddenly on his 84th birthday. Philip Ryan, a tramp, was fatally stabbed by John Besswell, another tramp, at Ottumwa. Burlington voted to raise 830,000 by taxation to build a new schoolhousc. A movement has been started at the state university at Iowa City to found a, German library. John Pratt, a 0-year-old boy, was beheaded at Davenport while coasting by running under a street-car. Gov. Boie.y has appointed J. D. Smythe, of Burlington, to the district recently made vacant by the death of Judge Phelps, of Burlington. S. A. Sirrene, the recent bankrupt of Mason City, settled with his creditors on a basis of twenty cents on the dollar. Fred Hanford, for many years a resident of Marion City and a wealthy cattle dealer, died there recently. Charles Cudney, of Bassett, has been fojind guilty of attempting to murder John D. Lucker and sentenced to three years in prison. At the annual school election the voters of Fort Dodge authorized the erection of two new public school buildings. Dr. J. J. Tompson, one of the oldest and most respected physicians in Davenport, died of pneumonia, aged 69 years. Only a few hours afterward his wife died of the same disease, aged 54 years, Mrs. Patrick Hassett, aged 54 years was found dead in her room at Davenport. She arose feeling better than, Usual, conversed with her family, aud then retired to her room, locked the door and knelt at her bedside in the attitude of prayer. She was discovered in this position dead. MORE BLOODSHED. Another Tragedy In tfeW Orleans Caused by the Mi»na CMC—On* of the fcawyers for the Prosecution Kills a Newspaper Man, and Is Himself Seriously Wounded —Report of the Italian Consul on the Mob's Work. NEW ORLEANS, March 19.—Arthur Dunn, one of the state's lawyers in the Hennessy case, Wednesday night shot and killed Frank Waters, a writer on the Sunday Sun, a sensational weekly. The difficulty arose from a discussion of the operations of the committee of fifty in the Hennessy case. Waters denounced the operations of Saturday to a crowd of listeners, and when Dunn replied Waters asked him why he did not take it up. Both drew revolvers and fired. Frank Waters received a wound through the head, which killed him almost instantly. Arthur Dunn was shot twice, once through the abdomen, aud is seriously wounded. Waters' body was taken to the police headquarters, while Dunn was sent to Charity hospital, and after being carefully examined by House Surgeon Miles was placed in ward 14. No one was allowed to see him. During the shooting two bystanders were slightly wounded, one in the arm and another in the leg. Dunn was an Eighth ward politician, then a captain of police, was defeated for the position of police recorder at the last election, and studied law. He was one of the state's attorneys in the recent trial. Waters was formerly a reporter on an afternoon paper, and while acting as such four years ago he was attacked by state assessor Joseph Baker, of the Eighth ward, and Waters killed him. The killing is supposed to have been an outcome of the Baker feud, Dunn being a friend of the dead assessor. WASHINGTON, March 19.—Baron Fava has received the report of the Italian consul at New Orleans on the New Orleans lynching and laid it before Secretary Blaine. Consul Corti's review of the circumstances is looked upon as a forcible one. Its chief point is the directness with which the responsibility for the killing is laid at the door of Mayor Shakespeare and the municipal authorities. Aside from that it is important as an official statement which receives the indorsement of Minister Fava and may form the basis of the official action to be taken by the Italian government. Naturally enough Consul Corti makes a general defense of the Italian colony in New Orleans as distinguished from the criminal classes. He asserts that important evidence was withheld. A synopsis follows: Ho makes a strong showing for his countrymen, alleging that while the state had a good case some of its proofs were contradictory and deficient. He adds that to his personal knowledge Sun&eri and Natale, two of the prisoners indicted for murder, were nowhere near Chief Honnessy at the time he was shot. Sig. Corti further asserts that had not Mayor Shakespeare issued a proclamation before the trial attributing the crime to Italians there would have been no miscarriage- of justice. The most active of the regulators were members of the extra judicial committee of lll'ty appointed by the mayor last October. After eulogizing the character of the Italian population the consul says this does not exclude the fact that there are among them about 100 criminals escaped from Italian prisons, most of them long since naturalized as Americans, mixed up in the city aud state poll tics and caressed and protected by politicians through whose support several have obtained important political places. Their especial occupation was to naturalize the newly-arrived Italians here. Referring to the verdict Consul Corti says that it was not accepted joyfully by the population there is no doubt. But all of the prisoners were not to be released, as they were yet under indictment for "lying in wait to murder." Ho writes: "There is no doubt that there was a party adverse to the prisoners that wanted them condemned at any cost, either for pecuniary interest or to justify assertions made by the mayor from the beginning that the Italians were the guilty ones, or to get rid of dangerous characters. The threatening letters addressed to me and to others ta prevent us from making any declaration in court proves plainly the existence of this other party. But all this does not justify the murder of defenseless prisoners. The violent articles in the evening papers of the 13th and the appeal made by some of the members of the committee of ilf ty to the people to assemble to take steps to remedy the verdict of the jury could not loavo any doubt as to what was proposed. All that was necessary to avoid the massacre was to remove the prisoners. If Saturday morning, when the crowd of armed men wore gathering around the Clay statue und before the incendiary speeches of Parkerson, Wickliffe aud Walter Dunegre, the mayor had ordered the transfer of the prisoners or had sent a sufficient force to disperse the crowd the people would have been spared such a spectacle." When Saturday morning the consul called on the mayor he was not to be found. He saw, instead, at the city hall the sheriff and the attorney general. When he applied to the gov ernor for protection for his countrymen he received the reuly that he could not do anything without a request from the mayor, who, it was said, was at the Pickwick club. In transmitting this document to Secretary Blaine Minister Fava reiterates his confidence in the friendliness of the United States and its desire to see justice done, as was conveyed in Secretary Blaine's telegram to Gov. Nicholls. The next contribution to the subject which is awaited with most interest is the letter of Gov. Nicholls to the secretary, which has not yet been made public. There are precedents enough at hand showing that the United States cannot be held responsible legally in the way of damages for the killing of the Sicilians. But that does not affect the main question, which is how far the moral responsibility of the federal government goes and to what extent the Italian government can look to it for reparation. Awful Act of a Lunatic. PAIUS, March 19.—A man named Herbelot, crazed by the belief that his wife was unfaithful, cut her throat Tuesday night, strangled the child sleeping by her side, and stabbed his wife's mother to death. Then he ran into the street and surrendered tc the police, avowing the murders and expressing joy that his victims were dead. fatal —-,-•—.——• PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 19.—By at explosion in the Crescent steel w-orks in this city, one workman was killed* two fatally injured ro>d six others'huyfe HELPINQJTHE FAIR. What the States Have Uon* Toward* HaUIng Funds _ Contributions from That Sottrca Amount to «1,000,000— Millions More In Sight. CHICAGO, March 21.—The attached tables exhibt the actions of the various state and territorial legislatures in appropriating funds for Columbian exposition purposes. They were prepared from information in the department of publicity and promotion. Bills aggregating upwards of $4,000,000 have been introduced into thirty-throe legislatures. In two states the bills .were defeated, and no appropriations were made, but in all the others (thirty-one) the bills have a good showing and have passed one or both chambers; generally the amount being somewhat reduced from the original sum called for. In thirteen legislatures the bills have safely ran the gauntlet, have passed both chambors and been signed by the governors. The million figure has been passed, the total of these completed bills being $1,007,000, being an average of nearly $77,000 each. Bills have been presented as follows: Alabama $30,000 California Connecticut... Colorado Idaho. New Jersey... itSO.OOO £00,000 New York..... 8SOOOO 85,001) N. Carolina... 25.000 150.000 Ohio 100.000 20,000 •rl , 1 . ......... |SV,UVU Illinois ........ 1,000,000 Indiana ........ 75,000 IOWB .......... 50.000 Kansas ........ 60,000 <IO.OOO 75,000 Maine Mass'chusetts Minnesota .... Missouri „„, Montana 100,000 ...... Nebraska ...... Nevada. 150,000 20,000 LAWRENCE BARRETT DEAD. the Eminent ^fftgedlau Expires nt York After an Illness of Tlireo l>ity«— A Sketch of His Career, Saw YOBK, March 31. — Lawrence Barrett, the actor, died at 10:-!* o'clock Friday night of heart failure at his apartmenta in the Windsor hotel. At the time of his death there were present Mrs. Barrett, Dr. P. F. Chambers, the professional nurse and Mr. Barrett's manager, It was a quick Oregon 100,000 Pennsylvania. 300,000 Texas 300,000 Vermont 5,000 Washington... 840,000 W. Virginia... 40,000 Wisconsin .... 2i>0,000 Wyoming 30,000 New Mexico.. 25,000 Oklahoma 7.000 S»,OOS,000 Bills have been introduced in the following legislatures and entirely failed: Arkansas Sinn inn South Dakota ...'......".'.'..".'.'. 25,000 Total $185,000 Both houses in these two states voted against the bills and refused an appropriation. Bills have passed the senates of the following states: Alabama California Colorado Idaho Indiana Iowa Montana New Jersey North Carolina Ohio $30,000 300,01)0 150,000 20,000 75.0U) , 5l),l)CO West Virginia. Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania... Vermont Washington lOO.OOn 20,000 25.1)00 100.00J West Mexico..., $7,000 100,000 150,000 5,000 10,), 000 4(1.000 86.000 81,257,000 World's fair appropriation bills have passed the assembly of the following states: California 5300,000 Idaho Indiana Iowa 75,000 75.000 50.000 Kansas 50,001, Montana 100,1100 Nebraska 100,000 North Carolina. 25,0;H) Now Jersey 20,0:)0 New Mexioc.... 25,000 Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania. Vermont Washington.. West Virginia Total $1,817,00.) Jl50,000 7,000 100,0'C . l&O.tfJO 5,OoO 100,000 40,1.03 In the following; states the world's fair appropriation bills have been passed by both houses of their legislatures and been signed by the governors and arc in force: $300,000 Oregon 5100.000 California Idaho 20,030 Indiana 75,001) Iowa 50,000 Montana 100,001) New Mexico.. N'th Carolina. Oklahoma 25,0!)0 83,000 7,000 Pennsylvania. Vermont Washington.. W. Virginia... 150,000 5,000 100,000 50,000 $1,007,000 NEEDS OF THE WEST. They Will Be Discussed at the Western Stiites Commercial Congress. KANSAS CITY, M*., March 31.—Preparations for h61ding the western states commercial congress April 14 to April IS in this city have been about completed. The railways will giye reduced rates and arrangements have been completed for the entertainment of about 1,000 guests. The idea of holding such a congress originated in the Kansas legislature, and invitations to other states were authorizad by a concurrent resolution. The original idea was to have the congress composed of the eighteen great agricultural states of the Mississippi valley, but at the solicitation of Mississippi and Alabama these two states were authorized to send delegates. The legislatures of nine states appointed delegates and the governors of the others are expected to send representatives. Invitations to be present and address the convention have been accepted by Senators Stewart and Ingalls, Congressmen Mills aud Dockery and Messrs. Warner of Ohio, and Donnelly of Minnesota. Invitations have been sent to President Harrison, ex-Presidents Hayes and Cleveland, Henry Wutterson, the governors of the states to be represented and many other prominent men. The object of the congress is to consider the needs of the west, and some of the topics for consideration will be: General business and agricultural depression, cause and remedy; legislation as affecting commerce, transportation and finance; transportation and improvement of waterways, gulf and Pacific ports; free coinage, metallic money and paper currency; uniform commercial laws; cause and effects of business combinations and trusts; reciprocity and international trade extension. Justice at Lust, INDEPENDENCE, la., March 31.—Nearly twenty years ago Warren Clough left Iowa, removing to Nebraska. While keeping hotel at Stewart, Neb., his brother was found dead in his barn and Clough was charged with the murder. Although maintaining his innocence, Clough was convicted and sentenced to be hanged, but the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. Recently the real murderer died and on his deathbed made a confession, leaving no doubt as to dough's innocence. After fourteen years' imprisonment he lias been pardoned. His wife had procured a divorce and married again. IN SOCIETY'S REALM. RAG baby parties are the latest Lenten diversion in Missouri. THEY had canary birds flying about during a recent New York dinner party. IT is considered bad form in England for women to do much talking at dinner parties. A CLUSTER of fine ferns frozen in the heart of a block of ice decked a Philadelphia dinner table lately. THE candles at Mrs. Roger 4- Pryor's receptions, in New York city, stand j» candlesticks two hundred years old. i the celebrated actor, from the histrionic boards to the tomb of death; yet so far as the physician was concerned Mr. Barrett's death was not without foreshadowing. Wednesday evening Dr. P. II. Chambers was summoned to Mr. Barrett's room. The latter complained to the physician of a cold, and wondered whether it would preclude the possibility of his performing that night. He insisted upon going to the theater, but as he was taken with a chill he was forced to return home. At 11 o'clock that night Dr. Chambers was again summoned and found Mr. Barrett with a high fever and a rapid pulse. A thorough examination revealed no pneumonia, which the physician was fearful would prove fatal should it set in. It was Thursday that the first indication of pneumonia manifested itself, aud Dr. Chambers, fearing the worst, telegraphed for Mrs. Barrett, who was in Boston. Mrs. Barrett arrived at her husband's bedside Thursday evening. Mr. Barrett's family physician, Dr. Oliver, of Boston, was likewise telegraphed for and arrived Friday morning. The two physicians made a careful examination, and found that pneumonia had developed in the right lung. The patient's temperature Friday morning was 103J£, pulse 120, respiration fluctuating between 34 and 3(5. Another consultation was held in the afternoon, there being no change. An appointment was then made be- twesn the physicians to meet again for consultation at 10 o'clock at night. Between the hours of 5 and 10 o'clock Mr. Barrett's temperature had risen to 105, while his pulse had grown perceptibly weaker. At 10 o'clock Drs. Chambers aijd Oliver went to Mr. Barrett's room. At this time Mr. Barrett Avas in a comatose condition, from which, however, he was roused and appeared to be entirely conscious of his surroundings. Soon there was an evident failing, and at 10:45 the actor breathed his last. BAUHETT'S LIFE SKETCHED. Lawrence Barrett was born in Puterson, N. J., on April 4, 1838. His father was an Irish man and his mother a frugal American. His mother did her best to gain for her children a good .education. Barrett was bickly and feeble. His health improved after his family removed to Detroit, while he was quite young. But the family was poor, and he had to sock employment whtle still a boy. He accordingly became call-boy at the leading theater of the city. He attracted the attention of the manager, and In 1853 made his debut in a small part in "The French Spy. "In 1854, then but 10 years old, he once played Romeo to Julia Dean's Juliet. In 1850 ho made a formal debut in New York at a minor theater as Sir Thomas Clifford in "The Hunchback." He was then employed at Burton's. In 1859 he was leading man at the Howard Athanajum Boston. Ho became a soldier during the war and came out as captain in the Twenty-eighth regiment of Massachusetts volunteers. Mr. Barrett's sturdy ambition has always characterized him. Thus ho was not altogether successful oil' his first trip to England, in 1867, but, like Disraeli in parliament, ho was finally hoard. In 1807 he toured in California •with John McOullough. In 1809 he played in Liverpool. In November, 1869, and thereabouts he was the leading man with Booth. lu 1870 he was associated with John McCullough in California, assisting with great credit in the direction of the San Francisco theater. December 37, 1875, he began the remarkable production of "Julius Cffisar" at Booth's theater. The run lasted 103 nights. December 4, 187rt, Barrett appeared as King Lear. October 3, 1881, he played "Richelieu" at Haverly's Fifth avenue theater. October 14, with Edwin Boot!;, ho gave a matinee, "Othello," for the benefit of the sufferers in the Michigan fire. December 5, 1S81, ho produced Mr. Young's "Pen- dragon" at McVicker'a ttieater, Chicago. September 14, 1S83. he put forward Baker's "Francesca da Rimini" at Philadelphia, and gave it in revised form utthe Star theater, New York. August 3", 1883. July 20, 1883, Mr. Barrett's daughter became the wife of Baron Boeder at Stuttgart, Germany, Mr. Barrett being then in Europe. He played in England this season and began In August, 1884, his regular tour of this country. February 9, 1885, ho produced at the Star theater "A Bloc on the 'Scutcheon. 11 He brought out "Hernani" in Philadelphia about this time and was seen in it at the Star theater February 1, 1S88. "Rienzi" was his next elaborate production, first in Washington December 13. The season of 1887 began with the Booth-Barrett combination, and on December 26, 1887, the two actors appeared at the Academy of Muslo, New York, in "Julius Cassar," Mr. Barrett as Cassius, Mr. Booth as Brutus. Such audiences were never known in the theaters of the United States as patronized Booth and Barrett throughout the season, the unprecedented success of which is defined by the fact that the profit to the tragedians, above all expenses, was a little. in excess of $000,000. In 1889 the two actors were separated, though Mr. Booth wus still under Mr, Barrett's management, playing with Mine. Modjeska. In this season Mr. Barrett produced "Ganelou" in Chicago and other cities, but was obliged to abandon his tour before roach- Ing Now York on account of his health. He had already been to Germany to find a cure for the swelling that appeared on his neck, and two operations were performed m Boston. These seemed quite successful, und he went to Germany again to recover strength. He returned last summer to arrange for the present season with Mr. Booth. Since the beginning of the New York engagement Mr Barrett has been seen in fourteen plays sometimes alone, sometimes with Mr. Booth In the course of his long professional life as a star alone on the professional stage Mr. Barrett had amassed u- large fortune, which he dispensed with a graceful aud judicious hospitality. His house in Fifth avenue, New loru, was a favorite trystiug place with the literary aud artistic circles of tho Empire city, OLD SOLDIERS TO MEET. QUEER CURRENCY. NOBWAY even now uses com for coin, IN India cakes of tea pass as currency, and in China pieces of silk. OXEN form the circulating medium among the Zulus and Kaffirs. IN the retired districts of New Guinea female slaves form the standard of value. TIN to-day forms th.e standard ot value at the great fairs of NisJjni-Nov- gorod, Russia. AMONG some of the native Australians green-stone (ja4e) eurr$nsy. Anniversary ot the (Or» ot t)ie Grand Army of thd Boptibllo to tto Koyally Celebrated ftt Decfttur, ill. MotftioEi.Lo. 111., March 20. —Tha great encampfliem of the Grand Ariny of the Republic at Decatur, 111., on April 0, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the organization of the order, will be the greatest gathering of the old soldiers ever held in Illinois since the War, find many of the prominent men of the order will be present, representing 1 the various departments in the states north, south, east and west. Commander-in-Chief Gen. W. G. Veazey and staff will be present, and many of the past com- rnanders-in-chlef. Col. George B. Stadden, commanding the Illinois division Sons of Veterans, has ordered flve of tho best companies of the sons to report for duty on the occasion of the grand parade on tho 8th. The city of Docatur will entertain the old veterans in good style. Accommodations have been secured in private houses for 3,000, besides what the hotels will accommodate, which will be 2,000. There will bo a grand prize drill between the champion camps of Sons of Veterans from Decatur and Springfield for $1,000. This will occur on the 8th, just before the grand parade. Many Grand Army of the Republic posts are coming as posts, and will bring their bands and drum corps. The national memorial services will be held on the evening of the 8th in honor of comrade B. F. Stevenson, the founder of the order, and in honor of the silver anniversary of the Grand Army of the Republic, the first post having been organized at Decatur, 111., on the Othday of April, 1806, by Comrade B. F. Stevenson. There were twelve charter members, six of whom are dead. The six living are: M. F. Kenan, George 11. Steele. J. T. Bishop, C. Ricbaame, B. F. Sibley and I. N. Coltrin. Kenan was tho first post commander, and Stoefe the first adjutant of post No. 1, the first organized in the United States. FELTON GETS THE SEAT. The Ex-Congressman Chosen by Republican Legislators In California to Sue. cecd the Lute Senator Hearst. SACUAMENTO, Cal., March 30.—California's senatorship contest ended the election of Charles N. Feltou, of San Mateo. At the conclusion of the roll-call on first ballot in joint convention Estee had received 40 votes, Felton 40. Johnson 4, Perkins 1 and Blanchard 1. Four democrats voted for State Senatoi Heacock, of Santa Barbara, a republican, and he also received one republican vote, while the remaining twenty- four democrats voted for White. Before the ballot was announced a number of Estee's followers and all oi Blanchard's and Johnston's went to Felton, which portended his certair election. This action was followed by further changes of repiiblican votes in Felton's favor. The four democrats voting for Heacock changed to White, and the result of the ballot was an> nounced as follows: Estee, 15; Felton. 73; Johnston, 1; Heacock, 1; White (dem.), 28. The speaker announced the election of Felton as United States sen> ator and the joint convention adjourned sine die. [Charles N. Felton was born in Erie county N. Y., in 18-23. He received an academic edu cation and emigrated to California. .He hai been assistant state treasurer and was treas . urer of the mint at San Francisco for six years He was elected to the state legislature of Call fornia for two terms and a member of thi Forty-ninth and Fiftieth congresses.] ANOTHER TENEMENT FIRE. Two Llvos Lost and Twenty-Two ram- Hies Made Ho me] ens In New York, NEW Youic, March 30.—Two lives were lost and twenty-two families made homeless by a fire Thursday night which gutted the six storj double tenement at 315 East Twenty- ninth street. The dead are Petei Cryan, aged 50, and his sister, Mary Cryan, aged 55. Fright and confusion prevailed among the tenants in the house, who ran blindly hither and thither in their efforts to escape. The fire was extinguished about 9 p. m., and then Battalion Chief Fisher and Captain Nugent began to search the rooms in the burned building, and on the top floor found the two bodies. Death was caused by suffocation. From the agonized expression on booh faces it was evident that the victims suffered the greatest torture. The bodies were carried out on the street and in a wagon to the morgue. Mrs. Mary Reilly, in trying to get out, had her limbs slightly burned and was driven back. The cause of the fire is not known. Loss, 85,500. FROZEN TO DEATH. Seven Kailroiul Employes Perish In Slon- tana Snowbanks—Many More Crippled by Cold and Exposure. ST. PAUL, Minn., March 30.—Advices from Cut Bank, Mont., the present .terminus of the Great Northern extension, state that the heavy storm of six weeks ago totally suspended work of all kinds, throwing 3,000 men out of employment. A large number of men started to traverse the deep snow to Summit, 110 miles further west, and many perished from cold aud exposure. The record so far is seven from freezing, while large numbers had arms and legs severely frozen. It is also certain that a great many have perished of whom no traces have been found and, whose bodies have made food for wolves and coyotes. FAILED FOR $500,000. Theodore Schwartz & Co., Bankers, ot LouUvUle, Collapse tot Half a aiUHou. LouisVIXLK, Ky., March 30.—Theodore Schwartz & Co., private bankers, have failed for $500,000. Their as- bignrnent carries to the wall the Union tobacco works. Schwartz was the resident German consul, and operated a savings bank in connection with his other banking business. Fred Januseu, member of the firm, has mysteriously disappeared Fears are entertained that he has committed suicide. No dishonesty j s , how. ever, trawable to. him.

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