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VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 40.
Revision of Faith Under Con
The Committee on Amendments
Makes Its Report.
The Work of Revision to be Cau
tiously Proceeded With.
Reformed Presbyterians Meet at Pitts
burg in the Interest of Church Unity.
Th" Southern Branch.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
Saratoga, N. V., May 22.—At this
morning's meeting of the Presbyterian
general assembly, the committee on
amendment of tlie confession of faith,
reported, recommending that overtures
be made to the presbyteries for the in
sertion of a new chapter in the form of
government, to effect such amendments
or alterations in the form of government,
book of discipline and directory for
worship, as may be proposed by the gen
eral assembly to the presbyteries, but
they shall not be obligatory on the
church unless a majority of all the pres
byteries approve thereof in writing; that
amendments or alterations of the confes
sion of faith, and the larger and shorter
catechisms, may be proposed to the
presbyteries by the general assembly,
but shall not" be obligatory on the
church unless approved in writing by
two-thirds of all the presbyteries,
and agreed to and enacted by
the next ensuing general assembly ; that
the necessary amendments or alterations
of the confession of faith, or larger and
shorter catechisms, proposed by the gen
eral assembly, shall be transmitted to
the presbyteries. The general assembly
shall appoint to consider the subject a
committee of ministers and ruling elders,
in number not less than fifteen, of whom
not more than two shall be from anyone
synod, and the committee shall report
its recommendations to the general
assembly next ensuing for action ; that
no change in this proposed new chapter
shall be made except upon a vote of t wo
thirds of the presbyteries; that upon an
overture from one-third of the presby
teries it shall be obligatory upon the
general assembly to transmit to all the
presbyteries any overtures for amend
ments under this new chapter, and if a
majority of all the presbyteries vote for
sui'h alteration, it shall be made.
Second. Shall section P, chapter 12,
be stricken out?
The members of the committee are
unanimoin in the report, having made
concessions on both sides.
In answer to a question, Dr. Roberts,
of the committee, said they could not
drop the Westminster edict by a two
thirds vote. The report was then passed,
with but one dissenting vote.
Dr. Patton, of Princeton, chairman of
the committee for canvassing the
answers of the presbyteries on revision,
read a report. There were 134 that de
sired revision and sixty-eight that did
not. The others declined to answer.
Many desired it, but stipulated that the
Calvanistic character of the standard
should not be altered.
Considerable discussion arose as to
the classification of the presbyteries.
Albany refused to answer as to revision,
but desired a new creed, to be used side
by side with the old.
Dr. McCracken made the affirmative
135 and 07 negative, including Albany
and Sacramento in the affirmative, in
stead of negative.
This is a very important point, as the
classification of these two decides
whether two-thirds have or have not de
Judge Thornton, of San Francisco, of
the canvassing committee, defended its
Dr. McCracken, of the committee on
revision, offered a series of resolutions
providing for the formation of a commit
tee to report upon all desired changes in
the confession of faith, to the next
assembly. He said in all the synods,
except five, there is a strong balance of
opinion in favor of revision.
Elder Day, of New York, gave notice
that tomorrow he will move an alterna
sive plan of constituting the com
mittee, which plan shall be printed and
distributed before that time.
The committee on church union rec
ommended a continuance of negotia
tions with the Episcopal and other de
nominations for closer relation and
A number of reports were presented.
The committee on Sabbath observ
ance represented Sunday newspapers as
a desecration of the day.
The board of church erection fund re
ported that the number of applications
for aid this year exceeds that of any
other. They were for two hundred
church buildings and thirty-nine man
ses, and called for $130,543, or $19,288
more than last year. The board has
helped 184 churches in twenty-five syn
ods and ninety-two presbyteries. Of
the states that received more than ten
grants Minnesota had 15; Kansas and
California 14 each ; Indiana 13, and Ne
braska 12. It was recommended that
$150,000 be raised for the next year's
Rev. James M. Anderson, of North
Dakota, spoke of the fight with the lot
tery people, and the service rendered
the cause by the fact that Presbyterian
church buildings could be used for
meetings in opposition, when those in
favor of the scheme had pre-empted
every other audience room. He expected
that there would be another similar
struggle next fall.
Pittsburg, May 22. —The general
synod of the Reformed Presbyterian
church convened here this morning.
Its purpose is to bring more closely to
gether the various branches of the Pres
byterian family. In the afternoon Rev.
Blair, of Coultersville, 111., was elected
winter ~< —sed will
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south today reconsidered its action on
the temperance committee's report, and
after a vigorous debate, decided that no
further action should be taken, and that,
the assembly simply affirms the deliver
ance of the previous assemblies on tem
A Sensational Episode Involving the
Chicago, May 22.—The American
Baptists' publication society today
elected Samuel A. Crosser, of'Pennsvl
vania, president. A large number of
other officers were also elected. The
committee report was adopted recom
mending that the managers appoint men
to prepare a catechism for use in Sunday
schools. At the afternoon session a
sensational episode occurred, involving
the race question. Rev. A. Binga, of
Virginia, presented a protest from the
Virginia state association of colored Bap
tists, condemning the publication society
for an indignity offered the colored people
by dropping, through race prejudice,
the names of Revs. Lowe, Simmons and
Brooks from the list of contributors to
the Baptist Teacher. Mr. Binga firmly
demanded an explanation of the • drop
ping of his three colored brethren. Gen
eral Secretary Griffiths assumed all re
sponsibility. He said the three minis
ters in question had said warm things
during the bitter troubles in Indian
apolis last year, which the peo
ple had exaggerated and mis
understood. The three were thereby
unfitted to serve as editorial writers,
and the publishers, who had the right,
so informed them. At the conclusion of
Dr. Grifiiths's remarks, the protest was
referred to the board of managers. It
was intimated during the discussion on
the matter that unless something is
done to counteract the effect of the dis
missal of the three colored writers, the
Baptists are liable to have their hold on
the colored race weakened.
; WHO INVENTED THE INCANDES
CENT ELECTRIC LAMP.
j Walter K. Freeman Disputes the Honors
With Wizard Edison—He Claims That
i Edison Stole His Invention.
Nkw York, May 22. —An extraordinary
claim is made in a suit in the supreme
court brought by "Walter K. Freeman, of
Eau Claire, Wis., against the United
States Electric Lighting Company.
Freeman avers that he invented the in
candescent lamp claimed by Edison.
He invented it, he says, prior to
1 August, 1878, and sent the lamp to
j Edison, and claims that two years later
i Edison introduced to the world the in
vention oian incandescent lamp. Free
| man mukes the assertion that Edison
I offered him $50,000 if he refrained from
I mentioning or publishing the fact that
|he was in reality the inventor. Free
| man was at Racine when he sent the
lamp to Edison. He afterwards went
into the employ of the defend/ nt, and
claims that they were derelict f . press
ing for his patent as agreed.j He asks
for $150,000. Edison is not ma< s a party
■ to tlie action, and consequently does not
I appear in it to answer for Freeman's
Dramshop-Keepers Expelled by the I.
O. O. F. of Missouri.
Sr. Louis, May 22. —Dramshop-keepers
have been notified to leave the grand
lodge of Odd Fellows of Missouri. When
a vote was taken today on the question
of expelling saloon men, it was
found that thirty-eight were in favor
of doing so, and twenty-five against.
Many German saloon-keepers of St.
Louis are leading lights in the order,
and the question may be contested in
the courts. It is said the grand lodge
has decided that saloon-keepers are in
eligible under the provision in the con
stitution excluding those not having
reputable means of support.
THE MISSING MHOH.
The Town of Cedar Keys Kid of Its
Cedar Keys, Fla., May 22.—The ex
pedition of the revenue cutter McLain,
in search of the missing mayor, Cottrell,
has been abandoned. In an interview
tonight Captain Smith said the condi
tion of affairs in the town has not been
exaggerated in the newspaper reports,
and that it is even worse than has been
represented. At a meeting of the city
council tonight, Cockrell's brother an
nounced that the mayor would never re
turn to Cedar Keys and that the coun
cil might therefore declare the office
vacant. What action they decided to
take is not known.
Palmer Again in Peril.
Sacramknto, May 22. —The chief of
police received a dispatch from Captain
Lees, of San Francisco, today, asking
him to arrest H. J. Palmer, formerly
superintendent of Senator Fair's ranch
in Yolo county, on the charge of felony.
Search has been made for Palmer, but
he cannot be found. In this new charge
he is accused of having falsified the
books and accounts so as to straighten
out an alleged shortage.
Deb Moinks, la., May 22. —Four alder
men and seven ex-aldermen of this city
have been indicted by the grand jury for
willful misconduct in office, in drawing
from the city treasury illegally, sums
aggregating over $12,000. Most of them
gave bond for trial, and will claim their
right to the money as pay for services
on committees. Some have returned a
portion of the money received to the
By a California Sire.
Franklin, Pa., May 22. —Miller & Sib
ley sold today to Schmulbaeh & Parker,
of Wheeling, the yearling colt, Gold
Coast, sired by Electioneer, dam Edith
Carr, by Clark Chief. This colt is full
brother to Campbell's Electioneer. The
same parties also bought the yearling
colt Golden Slope, by Electioneer, dam
Addie. The price for the pair was
Oklahoma's First Governor.
Guthrie, I. T., May 22. —Governor
Steele, Oklahoma's first governor,
arrived here this afternoon, and was
tendered an enthusiastic reception.
The crowd at the station was enormous.
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 23, 1890.
BILLY MYER BESTED.
The "Streator Cyclone" Meets
Andy Bowen Proved to be the
A Hard-Fought Battle of Twenty-
Myer's Backers Attribute His Defeat to a
Broken Arm—Both Men Severely
Associated Press Dispatches. I
New Orleans, May 22. —Billy Myer,
the "Streator Cyclone," met Andy
Bowen, a local light-weight, in a finish
fight for $3,000, with five-ounce gloves,
at the West End athletic club, this
evening. Bowen won the fight in the
twenty-seventh round. Both men
entered the ring apparently in good con
dition and lit for a hard fight. Con
siderable money was up, most of it being
laid with odds of two to one on Myer.
Pat Kenrick, a prominent local sport,
was chosen referee, and a great crowd
was present. The people, in fact, began
to gather before 7 o'clock, and at 9 were
over the ropes of the pavilion, including
many notables in the sporting line.
Jake Kilrain was a spectator, and was
greeted with great applause.
Bowen weighed in at 130% pounds;
Myer, When they appeared in
the ring much delay was occasioned by
disputing, and especially over Myer
having bandaged his right wrist, which
he hurt in a right with Hopper three
weeks ago. Bowen for some time refused
to fight unless it was taken off, but
finally time was called at 10:39.
Bowen opened the first round by lead
ing and hitting Myer on the shoulder,
lie then rushed him and hit him
Bowen had the best of the round.
In the second there was some lively
sparring, Bowen getting in the first licks
on Myer's throat.
In the third both men got in some
telling blows, but both seemed about
In the fourth Myer hit Bowen a terri
ble blow in the neck, and Andy retali
ated, drawing blood from Myer's left
In the fifth, after some hard in-fight
ing, Bowen threw Myer and had the
best of the round.
The next two rounds were sparring for
wind. From this to the sixteenth round
they alternated cautious sparring and
short spurts and sharp in-fighting, no
severe blows being given.
In the sixteenth Bowen did some hard
leading and hit Myer on the neck and
under the heart.
In the seventh he hit Myer in the
face, but the Streator boy came back at
him, and after some vicious in-fighting,
the round ended in Myer's favor.
In the eighteenth Bowen landed on
Myer's ear, and followed with a swipe
on the neck which staggered Billy.
They clinched on the ropes, and Bowen
got "the best of it.
In the nineteenth both men were con
siderably tired, but Bowen succeeded in
landing a good one on Myer's neck,
while Billy cross-countered.
In the twentieth Myer chased Bowen
around, and told him to come up and
fight. vßowen hit Myer on the neck
and got him on the ropes. Then, after
sharp in-lighting, Myer knocked Bowen
on the ropes by a powerful blow in the
In the twenty-second Bowen seemed
fresher. After some sparring for wind
lie smashed Myer square on the nose.
In the twenty-third round lie led and
hit Billy in the chest.
In the twenty-fourth Billy did some
leading and hit Bowen in the neck, after
which there was some hard in-lighting.
In the twenty-fifth both men were
cautious. Bowen hit Myer in the
breast, and then in the mouth. Myer
made a tremendous lunge at his oppon
ent and missed. Both men were bleed
ing freely. The round ended with hard
In the twenty-sixth Myer got a terri
ble cut on the left eye and a blow on the
breast. Bowen led and missed. Both
men struck each other, but Bowen got
the best of it. Myer made a terrible
lunge for a knockout +>low, but Bowen
ducked and got away. At the end of the
twenty-sixth honors were about even.
In the twenty-seventh round both
men fought like demons and clinched.
The round ended in Myer's favor.
The ring was full of police officers, and
it looked as if Myer had won.
In the twenty-eighth round Bowen
led; Myer got away; both men were
exhausted. Myer got Bowen on the
ropes. The police separated them, i
When time was called for the twenty
ninth round Mr. Cheney came forward
and gave the fight up. He claimed that
Myer's hand gave out in the tenth
round. The referee gave the light to
Bowen, ending with the twenty-eighth
After the fight, Billy Myer's manager
stated that he saw Billy had broken l»is
injured hand in the tenth round, and
his blows lacked force. He said he saw
that Myer could not win, and gave it
A Scliooner In Distress.
San FRANCISCO, May 22.—A dispatch'
was recieved at the merchants' ex
change this morning from Point Reyes,
stating that a schooner was lying off
that place in distress. She was turned
over on one side and seemed to be water
logged. She was headed south and dis
played no signals. Efforts to ascertain
the name of the schooner were not suc
A tug went to the relief of the schooner
and towed her into the stream in a
water-logged condition. She is the
Buffalo, May 22.—1t is learned that
tlie action of the Rochester convention
of railroad conductors, in eliminating
the anti-strike clause from the consti
tution, is likely to disintegrate the or
ganization. Two important divisions
have withdrawn. An eastern delegate
is reported as saying that the action of
tly convention would certainly result in
the withdrawal of a large majority, if
not all of the New England, New Jersey
and Pennsylvania divisions, and the
formation of a new organization on a
strictly non-striking basis.
Henry C. Sullivan has been held to
answer, at Fresno, for the murder of J.
M. Corrick. at Temperance Flat,
A large portion of the village of Mil
ford, Utah, was destroyed by fire
Wednesday, started by a drunken man.
The losses aggregate $45,000.
The Duke and Duchess of Connaught
arrived at Victoria, B. C, from Yoko
hama, yesterday, on the steamer Abys
sinia. They leave for Winnipeg today.
The Methodist church at Olympia,
Wash., has ordered all the names of its
members who had joined the salvation
army, to be stricken from the church
Late Wednesday night Robert G. Mc-
Coy, a Union Pacific engineer, was
killed at Alta station. A number of
freight cars ran into the head end of the
engine, catching McCoy between the
engine and caboose. He was fearfully
crushed and died instantly.
The King's River Flood.
Fresno, Ma)' 22.—The overflow of the
King's river covers the country for eight
or nine miles near Elkhorn. The river
is rising rapidly and farmers are much
depressed. The water is only two miles
from Chicago, which is located on high
land, Should it reach that settlement,
the loss will be heavy.
Nashville, Term., May 22.—The
American medical association today
elected W. T. Briggs, of Tennessee, pres
ident. San Francisco was first named
as the place for the next annual meet
ing, but it was later changed to Wash
THE NATIONAL GAME.
THE CALIFORNIA LEAGUE PLAYS
The San Franciscos Defeat the Oaklands.
The Stocktons Beaten by the Sena
tors—Eastern Games in Detail.
San Francisco, May 22. —The home
team won in the ninth inning by making
five runs. Batteries —Meegan and Dun
gan for Oakland, Lookabaugh and Ste
vens for San Francisco.
Score—San Francisco, 15; Oakland, 10.
Sacramento, May 22. —The game to
day was rather listless. Zigler and Bow
man, for Sacramento, and Hapeman
and Wilson, of Stockton, were the bat
M-ore- men to, 11; Stockton, 10
Philadelphia. May 22. —The local
league club lost today's game by their
poor playing. Attendance, 2,300.
Chicago 2 0210000 o—3
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 o—s
Hits—Chicago, 8; Philadelphia, (>. Errors—
Chicago, 2: Philadelphia, 0". Batteries —Sulli-
van, Hutchinson. Kittredge; Gleason, Schriver.
I' in pi re —MeQuaid.
Brooklyn, May 22. —Rhines pitched
well for the Cincinnati league club to
day, but his fielders made errors to
counteract his good wook. Attendance,
Cincinnati 0 1 O 2 O 0 0 1 0— 4
Brooklyn 2 2020 0 00 *— (i
Hits—Cincinnati, 11; Brooklyn, 8. Errors-
Cincinnati, , r >; Brooklyn, 3. Batteries—Rhines,
Harrington; Caruthers, BtaUlngi. Umpire—'
Boston, May 22. —Getzein was very
erratic today, the Cleveland league club
in the second innings making four runs,
which advantage the Bostons were un
able to overcome. Attendance, 1,000.
Boston 0 2 1 0 0 O 0 1 o—4
Cleveland 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 o—B
Hits—Boston, 8; Cleveland, 10; Errors—Bos
ton, 4; Cleveland, 2. Batteries—(ietzein.Hardie;
Beaton, Z.tmmer, Umpire—McDermott,
New York. May 22. —The local league
club won again from the Pittsburgers to
day. Attendance, 400.
New York 6 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 7—19
Pittsburg; o 10000100—2
Hits—New York, 17; Pittsburg, 5. Errors-
New York, 3: Pittsburg, 12. Batteries—Rhssie,
Beckley; Sowders, Miller. Umpires—Powers,
Philadelphia, May 22. —The Cleve
land brotherhood club had little trouble
in defeating the home team this after
noon. Attendance 900.
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 2-3 0 1 o—o
Cleveland 0 1 0 1 0 4 3 3 *—12
Hits—Philadelphia, 9; Cleveland, 14. Errors—
Philadelphia, (>; Cleveland, 5. Batteries—Knell,
Milligan, (iruber, Sutelitl'. Umpires—Gunning-,
Brooklyn, May 22.—Ward's brother
hood team went down before the Bisons
today. Attendance 000.
Brooklyn 4 00100010—6
Buffalo 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 *—12
Hits—Brooklyn, 7; Buffalo, 9. Errors-
Brooklyn, Hi Buffalo, 4. Batteries—Sowders,
Cook; Haddock, Halligan. Umpires—Holbert,
Boston, May 22.—Daley's effective
ness and Boston's superior fielding won
today's brotherhood same. Attend
Boston 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 O o—7
Pittsburg 20200000 o—4
Hits—Boston, t>; Pittsburg. 8. Errors—Bos
ton, Hi Pittsburg, 11. Batteries—Daley, Kelly;
Maul, Quinn. Umpires—Knight, Jones.
New York, May 22.—The Chicago
brotherhood club lost to Ewing's team
this afternoon. Attendance, 1,500.
New York 2 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 o—lo
Chicago 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 3—B
Hits—New York, 9; Chicago, 14. Errors-
New York, 4; Chicago, 7. Batteries—Ewing,
Kwing; Baldwin, Boyle. Umpires—Barnes,
Syracuse, May 22.—Syracuse, 5;
Rochester, May 22. —Rochester, 4;
St. Louis, 3.
Philadelphia. May 22. —Athletic, 22;
Brooklyn, May 22. —Brooklyn, 8;
Eong ami Sweet.
Old Mr. Cumso (as the clock
strikes twelve): "Is that young man in
the parlor with Mabel a minister?"
Mrs. Cumso: "What makes you ask
that?" Old Mr. Cumso: "I inferred
so from the fact that he is holding a pro
THE NEWS ABROAD.
Terrible Calamity in a Ger
The Inhabitants Terrified by
They Meet in a Church to Pray For
Deliverance From Storms.
Lightning Strikes the Edifice and Creates
a Terrible Panic—Many Killed
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Berlin, May 22.—The village of St.
Maiden, near Hildesheim, has been
visited recently by severe hail storms,
which have done considerable damage.
Today the people gathered in the church
to pray for a cessation of the storms.
While the services were in progress a
thunder storm came up, and the church
was struck by lightning. Four persons
were instantly killed, and twenty in
jured, four being rendered completely
blind. The people are panic-stricken,
and in the rush for the doors, two
children were crushed to death.
General Edward Frederick Frausecky
died at Wiesbaden.
It is stated that Chancellor Caprivi in
tends to submit a measure to the reich
stag imposing a tax upon all Germans
ineligible for service in the army, and
German citizens who reside abroad.
Interesting Questions Asked and An
swered—The Sugar Convention.
London, May 22. —In the commons
today Hill asked whether, in view of the
opposition of the American refiner to
the proposed abolition of the duties in
America on sugars below sixteen Dutch
standard, the government would reinvite
the Washington government to join the
Ferguson replied that it was by no
means certain what the final decigion of
congress would be on the tariff. 'Fkere
was no ground to think that the renewal
of the invitation to the Washington
government to join the convention would
Sir Lionel Playfair asked Smith, the
government leader, to state whether tlie
government Would ratify the convention
before the assent of parliament was ob
Smith replied that liberty must be re
served to the government, to do as they
thought necessary in the event of other
powers ratifying the convention.
"Do the government suppose," con
tinued Playfair, "that they have the
power to ratify without the consent of
parliament?" [Opposition cheers.J
Smith declined to answer the ques
Mr. Beckett wanted assurance that
English interests in Africa would not be
sacrificed to Germany, and moved to re
duce the foreign office vote.
Sir James Ferguson deprecated public
discussion pending negotiations with
Germany. He said when these negoti
ations were completed a full explanation
would be given. The government were
mindful of the country's interests, but
they must not be high-handed and un
mindful of the aspirations of other na
tions if they expected their own to be
The motion to reduce the vote was re
SALISBURY AND STANLEY.
The Marquis Refers Banterlngly to the
London, May 22. —The Marquis of
Salisbury, speaking at a banquet of the
merchant tailors tonight, referred ban
teringly to Stanley's utterances regard
ing England's African policy. He
warned his hearers against supposing
that the illustrious traveler's statements
revealed the secrets of the government's
policy. Nothing had been surren
dered, because no agreement had been
arrived at yet. In conclusion, he said :
"The acquisition of the magnificent ter
ritory which Stanley has revealed, must
be viewed from a point of prudence as
well as that of boldness. After our ex
perience at Khartoum, grave reflection
and the fullest assent of parliament and
the country are necessary before com
mitting ourselves to the defense of a ter
ritory that is only accessible to the sea
after months of trouble."
Opening of the Victorian Parliament.
The Colony Prospering.
Melbourne, May 22.—The Victoria
parliament was opened today by Earl
Hopetoun. He congratulated parlia
ment upon the prosperity of the country
and the rapid strides toward federation",
which, he said, was near. The work of
strengthening the fort works of the col
ony is advancing; the arming of the
forts with new style breech-loaders is
almost finished. A conference will be
held at Adelaide to take action in con
cert with the other Australian colonies
to bring about lower postal and cable
rates between Australia and Europe.
Large extensions of existing railways are
also to be made, and irrigating works are
to be constructed.
No Revolution in Coahuila—Mazatlan
Overrun With Chinamen.
City OF Mexico, May 22. —The reports
of a revolutionary movement in Coa
huila, headed by Governor Garza Galan,
are unfounded. Galan is now in this
city. Furthermore, he has no following.
Mazatlan is overrun with Chinese.
Steps are being taken to ship them
away. Many will go to the United
Prince George in Command.
London, May 22. — The new British
guv-boat Thrush sailed today to join the
fleet on the North America and West
India station, under command of Prince
George, second son of the Prince of
Eyraud to be Extradited.
Paris, May 22. —The government has
asked the Spanish authorities for the
extradition of Michel Eyraud, arrested
at Havana for the murder of Gouffe at
, Paris last July.
-3sB A YEARS?—
Buys the »aily Herald and
»2 the Weekly Herald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
Paris, May 22. —The deputies today
rejected the press offenses bill passed by
Sydney, N. S. W., May 22.— A sculling
match has been arranged between Kemp
and McLean, to take place in July.
Brussels-, May 22.—The miners' con
gress unanimously adopted a resolution
in favor of an eight-hour working day.
London, May 22.—The installation of
a new Turkish governor at Laiclie was re
sisted by the Albanians, and many were
killed by the Turkish soldiers.
Rome, May 22.—There were labor
riots at Ravenna today. Three peasants
were killed and anumbei o ; peasants and
soldiers wounded. Anarchists caused
Large Freight Depot Burned.
Albany, N. V., May 22.—The large
freight depot of the New York Central
road, a building three hundred by one
hundred feet, burned tonight with all
its contents, involving a loss of $175,000,
on which the insurance was about $90,
--000. The railroad people are reticent,
but it is believed the fire was started
by the explosion of some fire-works. A
large number of barrels of oil and whis
key exploded during the progress of
the fire, and spread the flames in every
Arnold's Friends Overjoyed.
San Francisco, May 22.—The Arnold
jury was out three hours. When a ver
nict of not guilty was announced,
Arnold's friends clustered around him,
and he was literally borne out of the
court room. The jurymen and defen
dant's counsel were "also surrounded,
and general hand-shaking followed.
Private Kills Private.
Fortress Monroe, Va., May 22.—
Private Tigh, of Battery F, First Artil
lery, was shot and killed today by-
Private Manning, of the same regiment.
AN AWFUL WRECK.
RUMORS OF DISASTER ON THE WIS
Several People Reported to Have Been
Killed and Injured—The Company Sup
pressing the News of the Accident.
Ashland, Wis., May 22.—An awful
railroad wreck is reported to have oc
curred yesterday at or near Plover, a
remote station on the Portage branch of
the Wisconsin Central. The local offi
cials of the road refuse to say anything
about it. A Lake Shore engineer who
got into Ashland about noon today,
says he is informed that several
people were killed and injured, and that
the company has taken advantage of
the remoteness of the place to suppress
the news of the accident. It is doubt
ful if anything more can be learned till
Skipped to Canada.
Kansas City, May 22. —Elzo Allen,
confidential clerk of the Austin Invest
ment Company, is thought to be in Can
ada, together with $20,000 of the com
Three Coaches Wrecked.
Kansas City, May 22. —Three coaches
on the Chicago and Alton train were
wrecked this morning near Blue river.
Three persons were slightly injured.
He Fiddled and They Fit.
A Mill creek miner thus winds up the
story of a fight between 1,000 wolves
that besieged his cabin one night re
cently in tlie mountains of that region,
incited to frenzy by the notes of the
aforesaid miner's fiddle:
"I fiddled and they fit and ate each
other, till the band began to thin out.
Every time I gave an extra rasp on the
E string they howled louder and
pitched in afresh. They kept it up
for three hours, when there" wasn't
more than forty or fifty left, and they
so blamed full that they could hardly
waddle. But I riddled and they fit for a
second wind. AVhen one threw up the
sponge the others bolted him in a twink
ling. By and by there wasn't more than
a dozen left. But 1 fiddled and they fit
"When they got down to three, each
one laid hold of another's tail and
chawed for glory. The ring kept getting
smaller, but I fiddled and they chawed
until there was only a bunch of hair
left, and that blowed away down
hill. The snow was all red with
blood and trampled down ten feet.
Heads and tones were strung all down
the cafion, and there was fur enough in
sight to stuff a circus tent. It was the
dandiest dog fight I ever saw."—[Vir
ginia City Chronicle.
Water as an Air Purifier.
Fresh cold water is a powerful absorb
ent of gases. A bowl of water placed
under the bed of the sick-room and fre
quently changed is among the valuable
aids in purifying the air. The room in
which the London aldermen sit is puri
fied by open vessels of water placed in
different parts of the room It can be
easily inferred from this that water
standing for any length of time in a close
room is unfit for drinking. It has fre
quently been observed that restless and
troubled sleep has been corrected easily
by placing an open vessel of water near
the head of the bed. —[Exchange.
Must Have Known Him.
De Llow (one of the iinperturbables) :
"Aw, by Jawve, a chap rushed out on
me lawst night and swore he'd take my
life." Brownstun: "And what did you
do?" De Llow (lazily): "Told him,
by Jawve, he couldn't take my life any
easier than I took it myself, and he left.
Must have known me, eh, Brownstun?"
Suggestion to Householders.
Mrs. Caller: "There's a horrid dog
running across your garden." Mrs.
Athome: "It's our puppy Jack. We
hire one of the neighbors' boys to tie a
wet sponge on his tail and chase him an
hour every day. It waters the garden
Clocks In Barber Shops.
New York barbers are ieinoving the
clocks from their shops because custom
ers get nervous by watching them while
being shaved and the employees can't
do their work properly.