Mrs. Blanche Mclnery, a tralnea urse at Ch.'cago, thought "Wïllard McPherson, an attorney, was not paying her the attention a lover should, and she sought out hls office and flred a shot at him. He was not hit. Frederick Franks, at Philadelphia, Bhot and killed his son, Wllliam, aged 9 years, shot and badly wounded his daughter Amelia, 5 years old, and then killed himself. Sanford Marttson, 3 years old, was run over and killed by an express wagon at Chicago. He was playing in the fctreet near his home. Ella Burden, aged 11, heiress to $100,000, has 'oeen missing from her home at St. Louis since Monday, and it is feared that she has been abducted and is being held for ransom. Obituary: At London, Sir Edward Ebenezer Kay, 75. At Rome, Sig. Grimaldi, the Italian statesman and excabinet minister. Friday, 3Iarcli 19. Herman Moses died at his home in Chicago as the result of jumping from an upper rear windcrw. The pólice t)elieve it a case of suicide. Moses was 53 years oíd and leaves a wldow and three ECÍ1S. Igancio Francisco de la Cruz Garcia, ■who was said to be the oldest man in the United States, died at Los Angeles, Cal., aged II T. A tray containing about $3,500 %vorth of diamond rings was stolen from the Jewelry store of I. Dornberg, situated on a popular Spokane thoroughfare and at a time when the sidewalks were lineó with pedestrians. The New York Mail and Express has been sold to Kobert C. Alexander and Robert E. R. Dorr, who have been editors and publishers of the paper for several yeare. A young wnman who committed suicide in Mrs. Van Ness' boarding house, Chicago, was identified as Martha Straszarher, daughter of A. C. H. Straszacher, of St. Louis. Saíurday, ÜVlarch 20. Two more naval Vessels were launched at San Francisco. They were the gunboats Jlarietta and Wheeling, twln screw boats of 1,000 tons each, whose keels were laid last April. Benjamin Emerson, Chicago's flrst milkman, was buried Thursday afternoon from his home at Northfield. The Sovereign camp of Woodmen of the World, now in session at St. Louis, has donated $200 for the relief of flood sufferers at Memphis. "Wreckage marked "Utrecht" has been washed ashore near Grest, France, and it is feared that the Dutch steamer of that name has foundered. Frank E. Thompson and Colonel Robert Eastham had a shooting affray at Cumberland, Md., and both were so badly injured that thoy may die. Collis P. Huntington has offered $1,000,000 for the Galveston, Topeka and Houston roadway. The offer has been accepted. There is a probability that there wfll be an alliance of the dispensing druggists of the United States and Canada. Monday, Maroh 23. And now Governor Pingree is thinking that he wlll resign the governorBhip and hold on to the Detroit mayoralty. The Christian Herald, New York, has sent to missionaries in India $30,000, which wlll be used in the purchasing of food for starving plague victims. Beeause R. L,. Short jilted a girl of that place for another woman, the feminine voters of Kansas City, Kan., snowed him under when he ran for mayor, although ordinarily his nomination -would have been equivalent to an election. A number of silver members of both eenate and house wlll give a dinner to ex-Senator Pubois tomorrow evening as a compliment to him for his labors fcr silver. Rotary snow plows are being used ■rith some success in throwing water off the raihvay tracks in South Dakota. The largest diamond in the world has arrived in London from Kimberly, South África. It is said to be worh '2,500,000 uncut. Tuesilay, March 23. A boat with six corpses of passengers by the ill-fated Ville de St. Nazaire, has been picked up by the steamer Creóle, just arrived at New Orleans. AnAustralian base ball teamisexpected to arrive at San Francisco in a few days. It will make a tour of the United State3. Seventy thousand dollars' worth of property' was destroyed by flre at Huron, S. D., including the Alliance building. The Russian govenrment, according to United States Consul General Karel at St. Petersburg, is acting with vigor to prevent the spread of the dreaded bubonic plague into Russia. Billy Birch, the veteran minstrel, was stricken with paralysis while attending an Elks meeting at New York. The death penalty was pronounced against "William T. Powers, colored, found guilty of the murder of John J. Murphy by a jury at Chicago. Gold has been discovered in the TusBey mountains near Bedford, Pa., and sample sent to the Penssylvania state college assayed $11 per ton. Wetlnesday, March 24. Edna Bain, the 12-year-old daughter of John P. Bain, living near Kenosha, Wis., went to sleep a week ago and all efforts to awaken her have failed. Her condition appears to be normal. It is proposed to créate a new state out of the counties of New York, Kings, Richmond, Queens, Suff olk, Westchester and Putnam, New York. The territevy includes the great cities of New York , and Brooklyn. Mrs. Sarah J. Brown, who died at Bloomburg, Pa., gave all of her fortumof $60,000 to Methodist charities, the Church Extensión society being the largest ber.eficiary. A movement is on foot at Bloomington, Hls., to form a coalition of the Democrats and Populists of ttiat judicial district, and to place in nomination a People's car.didate for one of the three circuit judgeships. The candidate is likely to be A. E. Stevenson. WilHam C. Maxbury, a well-known leadmg attorney, has been nominated for mayor by the Detroit Democrats. The boat picked up at sea by the steamer Creóle as another of those of the ill-fated St. Nazaire was the same one the survivors were taken from by the schooner Hilda.