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LATEST TELEGRAPHIC TICKS,
CATTOHT FROM MANY WIRES.
The New From Mtny Point t Bom
Th Bappentn of th Time In a Con
lllsaiiterai Accident und fatalities.
Robert Bloodgood, who lived near Mnta
wnn, N. J., died from blood-poisoning,
ranscd by being scratched on the hand by a
cat s week ago. He wns aged M.
A freight train on the Erie railroad struck
cow near Carrollton, X. Y. The engine
and leven earn were derailed and ditched,
and three train hands seriously cut and
Tbe bridge across the Tennessee river at
Florence, Tenn., fell In, precipitating a
freight train TO feet into the water. The
flrrman was killed and the engineer and two
brakemen fnlallj hurt.
A man, woman and two children were
overtaken on a trestle bridge across the
Desplalnes river at Klgin, III. The train
sn running at a 40-mile an hour ruto The
Imperiled people lay down outside the rail
and hugged the ties. A ear struck the wo
man and boy, killing the latter. The
woman was swept into the raging stream.
When nearly enseles she was rescued by
Charles H. Ellison.
AtTclWido, Cnl., David Dingle end .las.
Lucas, employed on the Sherman mine,
were blown to atoms by attempting to pick
out an unexploded shell of giant powder.
At Wntcrtown, Mass.. Willie Keardon
and Willie t'lohessy, ageJ about M years
each, were playing when Keardon met his
death, the prong of a pitchfork penetrating
tho brain, t'lohessy says Hcardon slipped
and fell on the pitchfork, but Keardon be
fore dying said: "Willie CTnhesjy did it."
A six-year-old boy claims to have seen the
affair, and snys that the two boys quar
reled and Clohessy struck Keardon with the
At Tombstone, Ariz., the residence of
Samuel Harrows was burned and Harrows'
8-year-old son and lT-year-old brother-in-
law bnrncd to death. The origin of the tire
C'aidrnl, Labor and lndnerrlnl,
The lockout in the Lancashire (England)
cotton trade has been settled, both masters
and workingmen having agreed to resume
operation. The total number locked out
has been about O0.0W, HOOD of them opera
tors under tho Manchester Federation, and
20,009 under the masters of the Bolton dis
trict. The operators consider the result a
One thousand granite stone cutters struck
at Harry, Vt.
The strike of lumber mill hands at Otta
wa, Onu, to gain permission for them to
quit work at 4 P. M. on Saturdays without
decrease of pay, has been successful.
Nine men who arrived on the steamer
Westerland under contract to work on the
farm of John Conchl, H n Bentoro, Cal., arc
detained at Kills Island, X. Y. Two Italians,
who were hired to work on a Itoston rail
road, arc also held. Seven Kussinns who
came in on the Westerland, under contract
to work in a mine near Kingston, I'a., for
tl 60 a day were detained. Two men ar
rived on the Teutonic who were to go to
work In Western Minnesota. They are also
The carpenters' strike at Decatur, 111., has
been declared off.
Miners near Hartlepool, Kng., rioted be
cause a non-union man was employed and
wrecked two houses and injured several
It was learned that the executive council
of the American Federation of Labor intend!
issuing a circular in a short time warning
workmen to remain away from t'hicago, as
there are now 30,000 men walking the street
of that city. Since the World's Fuir build
Ing were started workingmen from all parts
oi tho country have Hocked to the Windy
City and the result Is that an uriny of men
are idle, and some of them a-e in such
financial straits as to prevent them from
leaving the city.
Crime and Penalties,
At Cleveland, O., Ralph K. Paige, the Taincs
ville, O., bank cashior, wos sentenced to 10
years in the Ohio penitentiary for forg
W. H. Warren, a banker of Wellington
Kan., while on his way to court to stand
trial for embezzlement, was shot by ficorge
Timons, who had lost 2,0JJ In Warren's
Thomas Lawton was hanged in the peni
tentiary at Carson City, Col., for the niu
der of John Hemming August IT, WJl,
during a train robbery.
E. K Liddull was killed at Prtt Mines,
near Birmingham, Ala., while burglarizing
a jewelry store. He was Identified as
burglar from New Orleans.
J. Theodore F. Hunter, cx-president of
the Farmers and Mechanics National batik
of Phoenix, I'a., was given a hearing before
United Btatas Commissioner Bell oa
the charge-of making false reports to the
comptroller of the currency as to the con
dition of th bank, and held In 110,000 bail
Three masked men robbed Mrs. Eazen-
berger and a lady friend at Salt Lake City
the other nlght.of 10,000 worth of diamonds.
The thieves got awuy.
Abel Smith of Brooklyn, colored, quar
reled with bis wife Sunday, finally killing
her by shooting her through the breast. He
then threw himself In front or a passing
train and was horribly mangled,
An important bill designed to prevent the
employment on public works of prison or
convict labor, or the products of such labor,
was repoitod to the house from the labor
Mr. Bcott. of Illinois, introduced In the
Honse a resolution reciting thut, as it Is al
leged that the National Cordage Company is
operated as a trust to monopolize the trade,
-the Attorney General inform the House if
1m has any information on th subject that
would authorize him to proceed against the
alleged trust. '
The CVnos Miiiinter to the United State
has not yet decided whether to withdrew
from Washington or not. He Is swatting
order from Peking.
!n the Senate Mr. Polph called up the bill
to make crimes against foreign denizens of
the 1'nltcd Htntcs punishable in the Vnitvil
States Courts concurrently with the State
courts, according to the penalties proscribed
by the law s of the sevcr.il States, Consjde"-
nble opposition to thu measure developed
and it went over.
The river and harbor bill as it passed the
House carried nil appropriation in round ,
numbers of 21,rt,0n0. In addition
to this the Secretary of War is author
ized to contract for the completion
important projects of Improvement
to an extent involving tne uiiimnu
xnenditnr of about 2n,000,000.
Hnnnrtnl anil Commpi-fint.
The Michigan Suit Company has reduced
the price of salt 10 cents a barrel at all West
ern agencies. This cut is to meet Xew
York and Ohiocompetition.
At Hnywanls, Col,, the agricultural work
of Chisholm 1t Fnrro 1, the town electrical
Works, the harness store of .1. M. Uridine
and Some adjoining buildings. Lofs, tl'M,-
Judge Sage in the 1'nited States Court al
Cincinnati ordered a pre-emptory su'c of nil
property of the Shaw m c and Iron 1'oint Iron
and Coal Company. Th" sale is to satisfy a
mortgage of IO.l,is) held by the Philadel
phia linaraiitcc nnd Safe lepo-it Company.
Among the assets of the coal and iron com
pany arc 4.,uon acres of coal lanus mainly
located in the I locking valley, Ohio. The
effects of placing so large a quantity of coal
lands on the market under a forced salt
will affect every soft coal and iron mnn in
the I'nlted States In the way of price nnd
In hi monthly crop report the Secretary
of the Kansas State board of Agriculture
says the conditions ure encouraging, not
withstanding that the weather has been un
favorable to prosecution of farm work nnd
the developing of plant life.
The weekly crop bulletin which the Iowa
Weather liureau issued last week shows no
improvements in the crop condition of the
State. The rains during the week have
absolutely prevented all farm worX. The
farmers are still g.uomy at the out.ook.
I'rof. August Wilhelin llofmann, the dis
tinguished Herman chemist, is dead.
Edwin O'Brien, the 'Invincible," Is dead
at Dublin. He was released not long ago
from Mt. Joy prison, where he was serving
a sentence for his share in tlie Irish physi
cal force movement.
l.amerti, the famous singing master, has
Just died in Milan. Among his pupils
were Mint. Albnni, Miss an andt und
The winners nt Washington on Thursday
were Kric. St. Mark, My Fellow, Can Can
nnd Dalsyrian. At Nashville, Bret llarte,
Boiealis, lieaper, Springnway and Maggie
Lebiis. At Baltimore, Klioha won the 2:1.1
trot; best time, 2:'i'(, made by Blue Light.
Tbe 2:27 trot was won by Linkwoo! Maid in
straight heat; bet time, 2:271. At Lexing
ton, Ky., Bettina.3 to ."; J'e Murphy, (i t .":
Boh L. 4 too: Fuv S.. K to 5, and Smcttc. !0
The People's Tarty Executive Committee.
of Florida, has called a State Convention at
Ocula June 1, the same day tbe Democ ratic
Convention Is to l e held ut Tampa, nnd
delegates to the former will be chietly Alli
The Pennsylvania State Executive Com
mittee of the People's party met at New
Castle and tlxed tho State convention for
June 22 nt Franklin. A Stnte and electoral
ticket will be elected.
Further accounts of the recent earthquake
at Manilla show there was considerable
damage done throughout the land. In some
towns all the churches und colleges were
Two slight earthquake shocks were felt at
San Remo, France. The shocks catiMed no
damage or alarm.
The section hands on the Wabash between
Chicago and St. Louis are out on a strike.
The men have been receiving 11.25 and now
demand a tl.fW a day.
A jury at Helena, Mont., has given John
T. Reese, a traveling man, a verdict of 2."v
OOOdumages against the I'nion Pacific Rail
way for Injuries sustained while boarding a
train, tbe injuries resulting in the amputa
tion of one arm.
Topcka, Kan., was visited by a cloudburst
on Wednesday, and about one-third of the
city is under water. The Missouri 1 ncitio
was obliged to abandon its Linco'n branch
in Nebraska on account of landslides nnd
washouts. All the ttreams in Southern Ne
biaaku and Northwestern Kansas are out of
their banks uud are doing much damage to
The entire plant of the Northern Cur
MunufactuTing Company, in Minneapolis.
Loss on building, machinery and , uncom
pleted cars, 1100,000; insurance about bulf.
At Minneapolis, L. Kimball's job printing
bouse. Loss, tl3,000; intured.
The Massachusetts House buspased a bill
providing a penally of 1100 for intimidating
laborers, either by employer or employes.
""Tjay Gould is quite 111, b ing confined toliis
bed in hit private car at Albuquerque,
N. M. ' - ' ' " '
i - i .
The Delaware Work Fuir Commission
er voted unauimously against the opening
of the Fair on Sunday. s ,
Henry Huston, the industrial censui agent
who was arrested at I'hilaaclph.a charged
with furgery, perjury und fun teturns, w
given a final hearing and held in 11,000 bull
for trial. " ' "' ' '
A gang of masked men attempted to hold
np a Missouri, Kaunas and Texas passenger
train in Texas. They signaled th train, but
the conductor, seeing them masked, rushed
the train past them in spite of a vo ley of
The ZVmorrnf, of F.ttin.thnm, 111., was ex
cluded from the mails by l'ostmaster Lnry,
Fridsy, because it contained a report of a
Catholic fair in which various prizes were
awarded by Vote.
The actors' Fund Fair st New York last
week was an immense success, a profit of at
least l.V,ixs being assured.
Hntrv McCloskcy, the twelfth victim of
the Philadelphia Central Theater tire, .lied
In the hospital there, .lames Pigeon and
William Hinehclifle arc still ill a precarious
llt'.VtlM) III It IIIMtOF.lt'.
The great railway station nt Dover, Eng
land, was burned almost to the ground. No
lives were hfct,
llig snow storms have been raging In
Thirty thousand workmen at Lodz, a
town of Poland, went on a strike on May
Day. nnd are still out. During the week
they engaged in much rioting, and made a
number of attacks on the Hebrews of tho
place. The tiovernor was finally compelled
to Invoke the aid of the military.
The roof of a rubber factory in Munches.
tnr, England, fell in Friday upo t n number
of employes. Many of the injured were
taken out nnd removed to hospitals, and
tome tf them will die.
LATEST NEWS WAIFS.
A dozen t ersnns were poisone 1 at a festi
val at Nevada. Mo., Monday night. A force
of physicians saved their lives.
During a review Monday, Emperor Wil
liam called to the front Private Lue:k, the
sentry who recently shot two civilians for
attempting to pass him without giving the
proper countersign, shook him warmly by
tho hand, commended him fur his display
of correct conduct of duty and promoted
him to be a Ian' corporal.
William Hiti-hcli-.fe, tbe thirteenth vic
tim of the Central Theatre, Philadelphia,
died in the Pennsylvania hospital. James
Pigeon is expected to die at any moment.
Nearly an acre of ground dropped into an
underground lake in West Dubuque, la.,
Tbe latest ropnrt from Emiu Pasha is that
he has become totally blind.
The House Committee on Elections by a
unanimous vote decided the contested elec
tion ense of John B. Reynolds against
(ieorge W. Shonk, from the Twelfth Penn
sylvania district, in favor or Shook, Repub
lican, the sitting member. Argument was
begun in the Alabama contest of McDutlle
vs. Turpin immediately after the vote in the
Confederate memorial day was generally
observed throughout the South with the
usual Impressive ceremonies Wednesday.
The president approved "The act to en
co.irage ship building" within nn hour nficr
its receipt from the house committee on en
The 1, ensue Itemed.
The following table shows the standing of
the various base bull clubs :
w. i.. rT.
Wnshingt'nt) M .M
Pbila It 11 4Mi
Chicago.... g 11 .421
New York T 11 .:!
st. Louis t 14 :.m
ltaltimore...8 M .1V
t li-veluml. 11
Cincinnati. 10 10 ..'sin
CONDITION OF CROPS.
Pioipect and Probible Yield of Cotton,
Corn and Wheat.
Xr.w Yokk, May 11, The rimes presents
dispatches from 22 States In the l iiinn, giv
ing a careful and conservative summary of
the acreage, condition, prospects and proba
ble yield of cotton, com and wheat. The
significant fact about the cotton crop is the
decrease in acreage. The total yield will bo
less than last year. Corn has suffered from
the late spring In the great corn-growing
States, but more particularly from contin
uous and heavy rains. Still, If gool weather
should come at once, there would be an
average acreage and yield. Of tho great
wheat-growing States, South Dakota is the
onlv one that promises a large crop. In
Minnesota the weeks of cold rain have made
the prospects of the harvest not very flatter
ing. In Wisconsin the outlook for a largo
crop Is not good. V ashington has enjoyed
good weather and North Dakota is confident
of a good crop. From Illinois, Kansas and
Ohio the reports arc not discouraging
A summaiiy of the condition of crops
published in the Farmers' Review this week
in Ohio, shows thut work has been kept
back by the greut abundance of rain. The
planting of corn has been delayed, and it is
doubtful whether it can be got in, and no
spring wheat is reported from Ohio.
TUB CROP CONMTlONS FOB MAY.
Th statistical returns of the Department
of Agrenuure lor May inaicaie an average
condition Mc lor w heat, against M.2c last
month. The weather has been too cold for
rapid growth, yet the crop has improved
perceptibly. The change in the central
wheat region is from lc to Tftc. The condi
tion of rve has advanced from H,o toWl.Oc
Winter baric v averages U2.MC. Mowing Innds
have suffered some loss of condition from
w inter freezing, but make a higher average
tliun the winter grains, or bh.vc lor tne en
tire breadth. J lie condition of pustures
A WHEAT 8HRINKAOE.
Rtporc of th Stock in North wj;ru
The private stock of wheat ut Minneapo
lis, as given by the Northwestern Miller, is
1,017,000 b shels, a shrinkage of M,0J0 since
last Monday. The total stock ut Minnea
polis and Duluth Is 10,,'tsi,ipj bushels, a de
crease of S,00;),0JJ bushels for the week. Tho
Market Record reports tho stock in couatry
elevators of Minnesota and the tno Dakota
t f 2,0'i7,O00 SS2.00J bushels leas than a week
ago. This makes the aggregatu Northwest
em stock 21,4U,110 bushels, a decrease of
S.lVt.WW bushels for the week, 2,074,000
bushel of which occurred at Duluth. A year
(go tli total stock was ld.l.'U.OOO bushel
Nsw England Dspopulatlnc Canada.
Montreal. May 10. The migration ot
French Canadian to th New England
Btates still continues. It is stated thut for
two month th regular train on th Grand
Trunk Railway carried each week about
1.000 French Canadian! to th United
THE METHODIST CONVENTION.
AW IMPORTANT OATBERINO
Of tat Pollowsr of Wsslsy From AH
Part of th Olobs,
Th Methodist Conference began its ses.
lion in Omaha on Thursday. After organi
zation, Bishop Fo-ter read the Episi-opal
address. It states tint the bishops have
made mnr (had Wl.noo assignments of min
isters and families with but little dissatisfac
tion. Work in foreign fields has been given
more than ordinary care. Bishop Waldron
vis.ted Mexico and South America. Bishop
Warren vis ted Japan and China, being the
first Bishop to visit Corea. Bishop Newman
visited Japan; Bishop Nlnde visited Mexico
nd B shon Fowler circle.! the globe and
held conferences in the various nations of
llic earth. Bishop Andrews and Bishop
(lood-el vis.ted Asia and Bishop Mallalieu
looked after Russia and Bulgaria. These
visits have had beneficial results, as the
lame kind of Methodism prevails In every
country visited. The usual committees
were appointed, nnd the convention ad
journed until to-morrow.
Fiiinw. A motion by Dr. Phrlnkne, nf
Kentucky, for the appointment of a special
commitiee of one clergyman nnd one lay
man from each district, and three laymen-at-large,
to consider thecqiMy of reoresentn
tion in the conference, wiis adopted. A
resolution was adopted ordering the Episco-
mu committee to consult wnn the noani oi
ihop and ascertain if there is a need of
more bishops to conduct th work of the
coming qtmdrcnnisl; anil report by May 10.
A contest was narrow iv escai-eu when tne
dlow-imr from tbe Chicago German confer-
m e wns ofTcred :
hereas. The oaths of nil who loin oath-
bound organizations are contrar" t' the
commandment, 'Ihou slialt not tike the
name of the 1 ord thy Uud in vain;' hvre-
Iter. be It
Resolved. That a member of the Metlio-
ist church cannot belong to such oruanizn-
ioii without violating his faith."
Debate was cut off by referring It to the
eoininlttee. Yiirrius committee reports
were then read nnd "onlereticc adjourned
st 1 o'clock.
Satciiiiav hen Bishop Thoburn. of
ndin, aooean-d on the nhitiorm to rend his
report, hew-as greeted with applause, which
tclett severm minutes. Ills report says:
We have schools w here children nretanidit
lo w rite in tbe Bind, anil colleger where th
ugliest courses are tatigut to train ministers
to work in our cause. A general bienneal
conference, thn e annual conferences and
women's conferences are held in India. The
women consider the matters iiertainine t'i
their work. In no country In fhr.steudom
s women's work so ierfccted and so
thoroughly needed as in India. We have a
Christian community In India of fi.ooo and
over mi.issi reutilar communicants. When I
return 1 expect KM" new converts who
gave nn the worship or idols at the beam
Ding ol the year. In the pat four year
there has been an incressc ol 073 schools and
2M.i;'8 scholars. Durieu the last vear I
appointed 1.17H ministers and (i7f Christian
women to work in inula.
SficiiAV I he delegates to the Methodist
F.iuscoiml confi-renie held a large meetinir
at Exposition Hall this evening In the in
torcst of Amoriesn Vniversity and Christian
education. Bishop Hurst presided. Th
first sneaker was Bishop lU'Wman, of Oma
ha, who took us his suhiect: "The (ieneti
of the American I'niversity." The Bishop
is a forcible siienker and handled tbe ques
tion inumeriv. "lue American I nlversity
nd tiie Inctilutions of the Church was Dr.
Payne's subject, and he spoke In a feeling
manner u me necssiiy oi cnurcn ruueu-
tioii. Other sneakers followed. hanlutn
Mct'nbe ssolo. "'1 lie Song of a Thousand
Years," was a distinctive leatnre of to-day
meeting. He was given an ovation.
MONDAY 8 SOSlOIt.
The old school Methodist will no doubt
be horrified when he learns that a scheme is
on foot to allow the religious to mix a little
gaiety wit It their pieiy. Among me many
memorials uresenieii tome .ietnoiisi inn.
ferem-e tn-diiv. is one from theTrov Confer
ence, w hich petition the general conference
toexntinee Ironi iliscioliue section i-l-'. re
lation to amusements or nt least that it be
modified so that dancing may lie l ermissi-
ble. Bishop Foster, of Boston, approves th
amendment, and has given it his official
sane ion. Tbe memorial is now in the hand
of tho Committee on Discipline.
Bishop Vincent, of New York, presided
over tivdav's inciting. The woman ques
tion was sprung by J. B. Maxwell, of
Nebraska, in tbe form of n resolution which
asks Mint women he ailmitteit to memiier-
lop in the general misxionary committee,
It was relerreu.
N. J. Plumb, of Foo Chow. C hina, pre
sented a resolution asking that In contracts
wbicn tierunt a Muraliiv ol wives tne mar
riage tie need not be dissolved in order to
enter the i imrcn. ueierreu.
II. B. Williams ottered a res-nn;on tnat
MMlimlistn Ho all ill their nowerto diminish
or aliohsh the manufacture and sale of
lir. Kinif. of New York, offered a resohi'
tion asking that the Conference commend
the proposed sixteenth amendment to the
Constitution oroliihitinu the iinnroririation
M pulilic money lor ine support oi sectar
ian schools, in order to perpetually sepurate
the Church and State ami banish eccleslastl
-al tvrannv in politics. The resolution wa
minuted in HnimouNlv amid aniilause. Dr,
King offered another resolution asking that
no further appropriations for Indian niis-
Hcmsry wora ne accepwa irorn ine .unonui
Treasury, us it is wrong in spirit and letter,
He said the time had come when this great
Church should not only refuse Ut accept
money, but decline to apply lor it. ia-
plutise.) His statement was emplissizea ivy
lr Nndv. who said tbe Chnrch as a Church
has never asked or received a single dollur
from the Uovernment. Dr. Leonard. of Ohio
suid the Methodist Episcopal Church should
never place itself In a position where it
could not pro tost against farrain out' it
wards to be educated by the Roman Cathollu
Church, and the misappropriation of funds.
Tho resolution was unanimously adopted.
Another fight between the laity and th
ministry wus precipitated bv a resolution of
fered by Dr. McDowell, of Philudelphi, to
amend the rule which allows one-fourth of
either order to demand tli yea and nay.
Dr. McDowell wanted to amend so that
neither order could force the other to go on
record. In order to shut off discussion a del
egate moved the previous question and til
vow resulted: Aye laymen. 87; ministers,
210. Nar Lavmen, 113; ministers, 4H. This
was a defeat for the minuters, a th two
oi dei failed to concur.
Bishop W. Fitzgerald presided, and Dr. B.
B. Hainlin I'd in devotional exercise.
The order of the day was the report of th
committee on constitution, and everybody
expected thut the floodgates of eloquence
would be thrown w ide open. Dr. Buckley
moved that Inasmuch as Bishop Merill wus
chairman of the constitution committee h
he requested to txplain tho changes suggest
ed by the reirt. ;
The resnlntion giving Bishop Merrill the
priviiugu of t'Xpluuiing th report on th
constitution was currud. Thu rules were
suspended here, however, and the comnnl
U on the Columbian exposition was call'd
to report. The report declared strongly
against Sunday opening. In ehsjing tha re
port said: "Dettvir that ill Coluiubiun ex
not it ion be not oiwned at all than that the
gates be owned on Sunday." The commit,
ti-e heartily favored th upjirupnation of
5 000,01X1 of uovernment funds provided the
gates be closed on Sunday: but if the gates
were to be oianied on th Sabbath I hen the
conference w uske tooppore the appro,
nristlon. The committee recommended that
i teleirraru beuring tin wnuiueut m tu re
Tori bp sent at one to th President of tn
nlled States and to congress, neverai v g-
orous siieeches were made favoring the
resolution. The preamble ami reioiuiinns
were Indorsed, nut were reeommiiieu nr r-
vision. The committee was instructed to
fend the proposed telegram lo Washington.
The conference then took np the report of
the commission on constitution. The re
mainder of thedav was taken up In th dis
cussion, nearly a dozen speakers taking part.
Mr. Field, of l lillinleii iiia. moTcii in p i-
wine. the debate until the next general cini
The motion was defeated, and the
session was adjourned.
WrnxrsiiAY. Business In th Penn'e to-
lav draifi;eil along In a listless wav. There
were but few Senators paving attention to
It, ami the heat was very oppressive!. After
ne routine morning iiusiness ine renins
isik tin the calendar and a number of hills
were passed. After an executive session
lie M-nate adjourned.
in tne nouse.ttie retcrenre mil was ntuer
than the House bill, which defiantly and
istiltinglv noiHised national faith. Never
icf.ire in a free country had there lieen en-
ucted such a system of tailing a man ns If
he were a dog; first conioellin him to go
and irove his right to live where he lived
inr years. .ever m-iorr iiiiii pn 11 n niw
been applied to a human being, except con
victs nud slaves. Mr. Hooker, ill opposing
tb repo-t, said that III Its present shape the
bill virtually suspended the writ of habeas
orpns, nml against this he earnestly pro
tested. Mr. lieaiy denie I that it suspended
the writ of habeas corpus. The measure
was nuclide I to stop up leaks in the exist
ing law. Tbe cmfereuce report was then
agreed yeas K, navs 2s. Mr. lloodnight,
I Kentucky, trom tne t ommittee on judi
ciary, reported the resolution calling on
the Attorney Oeiieral for Information ns to
whether the SiiL'iir 1 rust has violated the
anti-trust law, and If so. whether proai-cn-tinns
had been instituted for such violation.
The resolution was adopte I. I in motion of
Mr. lliiimati. tlie llou-e weni into commit
tee of the whole, Mr. Hatch, of Mitsouri,
In the chair, lor the lousidcrntion of gen
eral appropriation bills, and soon after ad
jui itsjiAY in tne r-enaie looay, in pre
senting n le-nioiistrance agtilnt
legislation to close the World I
Pair on Sundays, Mr. Morrill re
marked that If it were dosed It would de
prive the working classes of any reasonable
opis-rtiinity to visit the. exiiimtion. 1 lie
liillowuig inns were passed: iio-ise inn, iqi
propriating l'iO,is to defray the expenses
d ;ine iti-iiniig rea nronrimoii ui i aris;
'ensie bill aidirotirintiiur S'si.ihio for a pub
lic building at Washington. Pa. Nothiugof
Importance was accomplished and the
In the llotisii the river and harbor bill
was under discussion all day. and without
lisno-ingof the bill, the House ailpuirned.
Fnti'AY In the Senate, after disposing of
some business of no general interest, the
resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Jones,
of Arkansas, for payment to the Choctaw
and Chickasaw Nations for their Interests
in the Chevenne and Arapahoe, reservation
(about S.'t.iMVioo. wns eotisldepil, but no
action taken. After listening tn eulogies
upon the late Senator Wilson, of .Maryland,
the Senate adjourned until Monday.
I he Mouse Old nothing mil coiiMiier ine
river and harbor bill In committee of the
whole, Mr. Hatch in the chair.
Svti KliAY. Senate was not is session.
In the House after the passage of a few
unimportant nuasuies the House went into
committee of the w hole and resumed con
sideration of the river und harlxir bill. An
additional section was adopted empowering
the Secretary of War to have work on river
ami harbor improvements done otherw ise
than by contract w henever he-shall consider
it best for tbe public iutf rest. Th commit
tee then arose and reported thn bill, w hen
the House adjourned without final iiMion.
oNhvy. In the Senal the House lull to
encourage American ship building was pass
ed, and now goes to the President for li
provnl. The resolution for payment to the
I hix Uwand ( hickasaw nations for their
interests ill tbe Chevenne and Arapahoe
reservations about l:i,ist.f was then
taken up as unfinished business. After de
bute this resolution was agreed to, yeas, 4:1,
navs I t. Adjourned.
In the House the River and Hurbor bill
was pas-eil, after a lengthy debate. Routine
business then followed, and soon after th
Trii'AV In the Senate tn day the river
and harbor bill was received' from the
House and wss referred to the committee on
coin mere . The conference report nn tee
urgent deficiency bill was presented and
agreed to. Tho Sonata bill to re-establish
and extend tbe boundaries nf Yellowstone
Park was then taken up. After a discussion
that lusted nearly tro hours the bill wus
passed Yea, 32: nays, 1H, and then the
Senate proceeded to executive business and
when the Icm rs were reopened adjourned.
Alter routine business the House went
Int i coiniint'ee of whole (Mr. Lester, of
ticorifiu. io chain nn sundry civil appro
priation bill, which was discussed until ad
journment. TWO WEEKS TO LIVE.
Date Fixed for Ditmlng' Execution.
Bis S orles About HI Family.
MKi.norHsr., May 10. The execution of
Frederick Bailey Deeming, for the murder
of his wife nt Windsor, a suburb of this
city, was to-day aet down for May 22. Doom
ing is kept in irons to keep him from Injur
ing himself and others, for he is nt times
very savage, while in his best mood he is
forbidding and morose. Ha is reported as
laying that hi mother predicted that he
would be hanged before he reached the agt
With regard to his family history, Deem
ing states that his father's mind was un
hinged, that be wus of a violent tempera
ment and that he died In a lunatic ayluiu
at Birkenhead. His mother he describes at
good and kind, but she also was confined in
a lunatic asylum until shortly before th
prisoner's birth. His brother Samuel, lit
also a'scrts, wus likewise confined in a luna
tic asylum, but this fuct was only known to
his brother Albert. When In England last
year, the prisoner declare, he vainly en.
de.ivorod to ascertain the whereabout of hit
brother Samuel. He has a sister who is em
ployed as a housemaid st New Brighton,
near Liverpool, and another who "is not
right in her hi ad."
FIVE CHILDREN KILLED
in a Cyclone Cays In Kmsas. A Monas.
tery Torn Dowc and Several
Pop'. Killed in Arkansas. -
AxmoxY, Kan., May 11. William Wll.
kins, colored, his wife and children, enter
ed their cyclone cav last nigh;, fearing a
cyclone. The heuvy rains of tbe past three
days washed away tho foundations of the
ro .fatid at 1 o'clock last night the roof fell
in, burying tbo family. Wilkin managed
to crawl out from under th mas of mud
and brought neighbor to th rescue. The
five children were taken out duad. Wilkin
and his wife are badly hurt. .
At Morrillton, Ark., a terrible cyclone
swept territory a mile wide, demoralizing
the Catholic Monastery Murieustudt, caus
ing a loss of 112,000. Near there the reals
donee of Matthew Brill was blown down,
nd he and hi children were rerhui fatal'
ly hurt, ' , '
HALF A HUNDRED HEN KILLED
tn an Exploslon-Th Worst Calsmitr
on Record on th Pacing Slope,
Hosi.yh, Wash., May II A most terrible
exphsdon occurred In the slop of Mine .No.
2, of the Northern Pacific Coal Compnny nt
this point, In which (he loss of life exceeded
in number that of any other disaster chroni
cled In the Northwest or on the Pacific
slope. The exact nature of the explosion or
the circumstances that led to It will probably
never be known, since at this writing it is
believed that every miner w ho was working
In the slope at the time has perished.
It Is not definitely known as to the num
ber of men w ho were In the vicinity of thn
disaster, hut It is believed that between 45
nnd f0 men were in the three levels that
were affected by the explosion. Large
relief forces are at work und at this time
three bodiis hare been recovered. Theso
men were working nearest the oenlnK and
nt some distance from the point where it 1
supposed the explosion occurred.
Following Is a partial list of tho men who
were at work nnd were killed:
Thomas Holmes, John Poster, Philip Da
vies. Thomas Reese, John Rees, William
Robinson, Hubert llrahiiin, t Ieorge Moses,
A. Pollard, John l-'ergn son, (Ieorge Brooks,
Joseph h'l swoith, Sr., Joseph Ellsworth.Jr..
John l.afcrtr, Daniel Met lelhiud, Hichiirtl
Fw-svthe, Scott Milet, Pruss I. living, Andrew
J'.rlaiiilson, Charles Palmer, Mitchell Hule,
.Mitchell Ronald, Wilson Steel, William
Hague, El-n 'ilsifer. John Daiiko, Jacob
Weatherbeo, Joseph Browitt, Thomas Bre
ilcn, Harry Campla-ll. James Houston, Jo
seph Bennett, Willliim Bennett, Joseph !
may, William Pennhall, Sidney right,
'I humus Wright, James Morgan, John Bone.
CONGRESS ION AL NOMINATIONS.
For Congressmati-nt-Large ex-Oovernor
f Ieorge T. Anthony was nominated by the '
Republicans ot Kansas.
Thomas R. Morgan, Sr., of Alliance, O,,
was nominated for Congress at Salem on
the 71st ballot, for the Eighteenth Ohio
John J. McDonald was chosen on the 3stts
ballot us Congressional nominee from tho
Twelfth Illinois District.
The Democrats of the Second Iowa Con
grissional District have nominated Walter
1. Hayes for a fourth term.
The Republicans of the Thirteenth Indi
ana District nominated Hun. James S.Dolgo
on tho first ballot.
The Democrats of Monroe and Brown
counties, Ind., met at Vnloiiville, nnd nomi
nated John H. Williams, of Nashville, for
The Democrats of the Second Iowa Con
gressional jnsirici noiuinaieu miner i.
Lllayes for a fourth term.
J. S. Dodge, of Elkhart, was nominated
Wr Congress by the Republicans of the
Thirteenth Indiana District.
Venango county, Pa., Prohibitionist met
jt Franklin, and nominated H. P. Mdal
lnont for Congress.
Congressman Tnrsney was renominated
by lie Democrats of the Fifth Missouri dis
trict. (Ictujlrwjfji'ps H. (Irosvenor has been
tiomimj"! Toyiu'claniatlon for Congress by
Eleventh Ohio district Republicans.
At tho Republican Congressional Conven
tion of the Twenty-fifth District at New
Castle. Pa., Thomas W. Phillips was nomi
nate I cn the first bullot.
Fly Men Klllsd by th Fall of a Cage.
Tiv Crushed by Falling- Cosh
Bnrssris, May 10. A terrible accident
occurred to day nf the Trieauisin Colliery at
Ollly, a village throe mile. north of ilain
nult. The day shift were entering the pit
and the cage wns crowded with miners, who
were being lowered into tho mine. Suddenly
the chain, by means of which thn cage was
raised and lowered, broke and the cngo and
itaoccutHints were precipitated to the bot
tom of the f tit. Five of the minors were in
stantly killrd and some of the other were
bad y injured.
Lo.ndos!, May 10. A frightful accident oc
curred to day at the Manver main colliery,
in Yorkshire. A number of men were at
work loosening coal in a reirMe section ol
the pit. Suddenly a quantity of coal, about
100 tons in weight, foil upon them from the
roof of ihe shaft, crushing the lifs out of
several of them and badly Injuring others.
Three ure known to have been killed, and
two more were taken out badly Injured. The
cause of the accident was a lack of proper
precautions in furnishing support as the
STORMS AND KARTHQTJAKZ.
Lancaster County, Pa., Shaken, Jfaxt
and Hr Killed and House
Gkttysdi-ro, Pa., Muy T. Yesterday a cy
clone struck this place carrying off the roof
of the Central hotel and the Picking rtsi
dence, next door.
Philadelphia. At Norwood, Pa., a bolt
nf lightning struck Julius Kuppr.on, who
was driving along the road to his home,
killing him and hi horse instantly.
At Ken net square several carriage were
blown over in th street by th force of the
wind, their occupant narrowly escaping
Lancastis, Pa. A shock believed to be
that of an earthquake was fe'.t in Terre
Hill and other sections of northern Lancas
ter county about 4 30 o'clock Friday morn
ing. The ground (wayed and houses were
shaken. Tha disturbance lasted but a few
Twenty Ton of Mortar Preoipltatsd
Upon Fly Mn, KtUintT .
Twi of Them. .
Niw York, May 7. A temporary floor on
the first story of the Havemeyer building
broke beneath the weight of about SO ton of
mortar placed upon It, and fell upon ' fire
hodcarrier who were in the basement be
neath. Two of th men were instantly
killed and three other were extricated alive.
Only one ot them, J. Huney, wus severely
injured, and it I not believed hi injurie
re fatal. The other were able to go home
with the assistance of fellow workmen. Th
men killed were Albert Ziuinier uud Churlea
Dessc-lar. : , :,
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