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LUTE TELEGRAPHIC TICKS
FROM MANY POINTS.
Important HeW Item Beselted as We
Qo to Pre.
IHsastera. Aerldrntii nnit tntnllllrs.
Mrs. Mary Carter. widow of Mountain
Homo, Ark., is a rnving maniac. A blin k
bear raided her cabin, killed two of her
children and nte one of them before her
The four boilers of the Midland, Midi.,
Halt and Lumber Company mill blew up.
Three men were Killed' and n number of
(fieri injured. John Allen, F.ugenc Valk
enburg and Dick Stears. aro the names of
The bodies of two unidentified women,
clasped in each other's arms, were found in
Highgate pond, north of London.
During the cyclone at Augusta, Kns., list
Friday evening, 2-" houel were destroyed
and two men fatally injured. Several
people m the country were said to have been
Capital, Labor and lnrtnstrlnl,
Hooven's rolling mill, at Norristown, I'a.,
which has been idle several months as a
result of the pndillers refusing to accept a
reduction from (I to (3:50 per ton, have re
sumed operatloYis by agreement on the (3.50
The coal miners' strike which began at
Owensville, 111., two weeks ago, has ended
in a defeat for the men.
The cigarmakers' strike In Indianapolis
has been settled.
At the Kdgar Thomson Steel Works at
Braddock, l'a., Saturday, steel' raiis,
weighing 00 pounds to the yard, were made
In one turn of eight hours. This breaks the
previous world's record, held by the same
mill, as several months ago it made 1,113
in eight hours.
('time nnit Penalties.
Miss McPonough and her 7-year-ild son
were found murdered near Lyons, Tex., on
the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe railroad.
Frailer Davis, a negro recently discharged
by Mr. McDonough, is thought to bo impli
cated. He is in jail at Caldwell.
In a row among the female employes In
n cotton factory nt Anniston, Ala., llosie
Brown was jumped upon and kicked so
badly that she died a few hours later. Ten
of the girls have been arrested jn warrants
charging them with murder.
Boynl E. Fox, paymaster of the Solvay
Trocess Company, of Syracuse, X. V., and
James Houser, his driver, were held up near
the city by two highwaymen and robbed of
The second day's whippings at Xew Castle,
Del., this year took place Saturday. Sheriff
Simmons wielded the lath. The victims
During a conflict between white citizens
and negroes at Xorfolk, Va., one white man
and a negro were killed.
Flnnnrtnl and Cominerrlnl.
W. H. Xeff, a Cincinnati capitolist, has
made an assignment, with liabilities of
(130,000 and ossets of (200,040.
The tanners and curriers of the country
agreed at Boston to close nl. upper leather
tanneries for 00 days in order to curtail pro
duction. fi res
At Philadelphia the cotton mill of
A. I'liitt A Bro. Loss, (.'10,01'); fully lnsur
ed. At Hamlin, W. Va.,the entire business
square. I.oss, (iO.fiXi; insurance, (Hi.OnO.
Origin a cigar stump. At Ottawa, Ont.,
Thackeray's planing and sash mill. Loss.
rtO.O'JO; insurance, (10,00). At Xew York
the stable of Henry Gusue, with 27 hirs?i.
A tenement house adjourning also damaged.
Loss from (15,000 to (20, 000.
At Trenton, N. J., Maddoek A Sons' pot
tery, for the manufacture of sanitary ware,
was burned. The loss is said to amount to
nearly (200,000. Several hundred hands
are thrown out of employment. This Is the
second large conflagration at the pottery
within a year.
At Savannah, Oa.,27 houses burned In one
of the best residence portions of the city.
Loss about fflOO.OOO. The fire was of incend
At Santa Fe, X. M., the territorial capital.
Fire losses at Boston lost yeir amounted
to (1,028,413; total Insurance, (10,G29,413.
Xeorly (25,000 worth of property in the
renter of the business portion of Jackson,
Miss., burned Friday night.
The president approved "The act to en
courage ship building'' within an hour afler
its receipt from the house committee on en
In the House Mr. Watson, of Georgia,
served notice that the People's Tarty repre
sentatives would hereafter oppose all re
quest for unanimous consent. He did this
because there appeared to him to be an ar
rangement for the recognition of a certain
number of the old party members, but no
provision for the Third party,
The House Committee on pensions has
decided adversely ou the bill of Mr. New
berry, of Illnois.t but no pension be paid
to any person who is not a citizen and a
resident of the United States.
Senator Mitchell presented a resolution
Instructing the Committee on the Quudro
Centennial to inquire Into the advisability
of asking an appropriation to enable the
national guards of the various States to hold
' an encampment at the World's Fair.
Baron Savoya Fava, the Italian Minister
to the United State arrived in New York
upon the steamship La Uascogne. He was
met by a large delegation of fellow-countrymen,
who gave him a hearty welcome.
Fava expressed hU pleasure at returning to
the United States, where he said he had
formed many good friends. He has always
worked, he laid, and would continue to
work to strengthen the friendly relations
Misting between the two countries and be
tween the king of Italy and the president of
the United State,
The Pennsylvania, Reading and Balti
more Ohio companies have agreed to re
duce coke freight rates 10 per cent. Simul
taneously the Reading road reduced the rate
on anthracite coal 10 per cent. These re
ductions will benefit the eastern Ironmcn.
Striking sctlon hands oil the Wabash, be
tween Chicago anil St. Louis, h ave Won
their fight and an advance from (1 10 to
(1 25 a day.
The Philadelphia and Beading Company
is distributing n new book of- rules among
the train hands nnd other employes. One
of the rules prohibits all passenger trainmen
from smoking or usjng tobacco, jn any form
while on duty. ..
The condition of the wheat, 'crop In most
Russian provinces is' favorable.
The Michigan crop report shows the con
dition of Wheat to lie excellent. ' The fruit
outlook Is promising.
' The following bulletin was Issue I by the
weather bureau at Washington : Pennsyl
vania crops are looking well In spite of the
cool Weather and backward season; wanner
weather is noted, everywhere. Corn plant
ing in southern portions nearly finished.
Fruit trees are heavy with blossoms. Gar
dening has begun. , . ,
The Chester cup handicap in ICngland
was won by Pare Devil, Silver Spur was
second and Tableau Vivant third.
Sunol will eat hay that cost ( S7 per ton.
Ts.t pre was (i;i prtoii at rieaanton,Cul.
illid the freight to Meadville 121.
ThcLoni'iana Legislature canvased the
votes for. State officials cast at the recent
elections follows: Governor, Murphy J.
Foster 71.:w. S. 1). McKnery 4T.iW7.li. A
Leonard 2.I.4.V, J. L Brouax 23,237, R. L.
At Louisville. Ky., Judge Toney decided
that the Frankfort lottery had a right to
run, no matter if the State Constitution did
prohibit it. The Henry college lottery grant
was, however, declared exhausted.
In the throe years that Pittsburg has en
joyed the advantages, of electric and caole
railways, 73 lives have been sacrillccd to
"luxury " up to date, and about l.OOu per
sons and animals have been injured more or
less, and a liberal estimate places the num
ber of those permanently maimed or crip
pled for life at one-tenth of that number.
The death of General Gresser, Chief of
the St. Petersburg police was caused by the
injection of quack medicine.
Caterpillars have stripped many . Xorth
Carolina forests of leaves, and are more
numerous this year than last.
The tstenner Coneniaugh, bearing flour,
grain and provisions from America, design
ed for the famine sutlers of Russia, arrived
in Riga roadstead. The work of discharging
the vessel was begun. and is being pushed as
rapidly as possible. Hearty greetings were
given those on board the steamer by the
Supt. Bradley, of the Farm school at
Thompson's island, Mass., reports the timi
ng of the bodies of five of the boys drowned
April 0. All the bodies were floating in the
water off City Point. and all have been posi
tively identified as follows: Frank Hite-
hock, aged 10 years; Charles H. Graves, aged
17 years; William Curran, aged 17 years;
Adelburt H. Packard, aged 10 years.
The jury in the case of the 14 victims of
the Central theatre fire in Philadelphia have
found the lessee and his employes, the tire
marshal of Philadelphia and the bnilding
inspectors grossly negligent in not provid
ing sufficient means of exit, and recommends
that laws be made more strict. James
Pigeon, the fourteenth victim of the tire,
died at the Pennsylvania hospital Saturday.
HEVoNn oi k iiortnr.it.
Rudolph Jaeger, the defaulting chief
cashier of the Messrs. U ithscliild, t he great
banking bouse ot Frankfort-on-thc-Main,
Germany, whoso flight was ma le public
April 30, was arrested in a ho'el at Itimleh,
Egypt. His defalcation is estimated at 1,
700,000 German marks.
An extraordinary tidal wove occurred at
Montevideo, Uruguay. Several vessels
were left dry when the waves rececded. A
number of meials and coins of the Spanish
epoch were found on the shore.
At Buenos Ayres, a large skating rink in
course of construction collapsed yesterday.
Thirty persons were killed.
The bill prohibiting the maintainanee of
gambling tables in Belgium has passed the
senate at Brussels.
In an incendiary fire at Wledskclzerk,
Russia, 350 houses were burned and four
adults and three children perished.
At Neusatz, Hnngary.a number of wonen
have been placed on trial on the charge ni
poisoning their husbands and lovers with
The question, how many people are injur
ed daily in the streets of London, lias just
been answered by the home seer j'.ary. Last
year 147 people were killed and ll,(MU wound
ed by street traffic. 8om of the latter d ni
and others were maimed for life.
At a review of troops at Spandau, Friday,
Emperor William guve a sudden order to the
Mayor to close the schools and let the chil
dren attend the review. With'n 15 minutes
6,000 children were on the drill grounds.
The fiwlxs Federal Conrt has sentenced the
Canton of Berne to pay five American tour
ists, who had been wrongfully arrested and
ill-treated, (120 each, as well as a tine of (lU'J
A menagerie in Hungary was overtaken
by flood and wrecked. The proprietor'
wife and many beasts were drowned.
A band of dervishes recently made a de
scent upon Serru, 20 miles north of Wudy
Hulfa, Egypt, and mussucred 31 uatlvcs who
fell into their bauds there.
Anarchists blew up the public building in
Alby, France, with a dynamite bomb Sat
urday. No one was hurt.
If you want a fad, see if you can't
talk less. Every one talk too much.
And when you do talk, talk well.
Here are two fad that will do you
PRINTERS' HAVEN OF REST.
THE CHtLDS.DR.EXEL BOMB
Dellcatsd at Colorado Bprlna. The
Gift of Fhllanthrophlat and
Thousands of "Typos."
The dedication of theChilds-Prexel Home
for Union Printers at Colorado Springs took
place Thursdi-y, the (i3d birthday of George
W. Child, of tue ItWi'o Litlger, pf Phila
delphia. . George AV. Oiilds and A. J. Drexel, the
gentlemen who in li6 gave a check for (10,
Ooo, which formed the nucleus of the fund
that paid for the Home,' w ere present.
About 7,0H0 delegates of the National Edl
torlnl Association, on their way to the na
tional'convention in California; tin Stat
officials, the county and city . officials f rora.
every county and city in the State; a detach
ment from the ChaffecLlght Artillery; dele
gations from many of the principal typo
graphical unions and other labor organiza
tions of the United States, in addition to the
ollicers of the International Typographical
Union and board of Trustees, tinder whose
directions the Home was constructed, took
part in the ceremoni'S.
Addresses of welcome were made by Oot
ernor John L. Routh, Mayor Ira T. Eprague
of Colorado Springs, and V. B. Lunt, presl-
rRlXTERS' HOME COLOR A OO SPRINGS.
dent of the Chamberof Commirce, to which
W. B. Frescott, president of tlie Interna
tional Typographical Union, responded.
August Ponath gave a history of the home,
and Senator J. H. Galllnger, of Xew Hamp
shire, an old printer, delivere I the oration,
w hich was an exce lent effort. Some re
marks w ere also made by W. 8. Cappeller,
of Mansfield, O., president of the National
Giorge W. Child, ne of the founders of
the Home, oicupied thepesition of hontr
on the platform. Telegrams to Mr. Child
congratulating him on bis (Ud birthday
were received by him from all part of the
Tlio Home is located one mile from the
center of the city, on a site that overlook,
the entire surrounding country ,and nowhere
in the United States can the eye gaze upon
a more pleasing picture. Standing, as it
does, above all other buildings it presents a
GEORGE W. CHILD3.
most imposing appearance. The building
Isof stone white lava with red sandstone
trimmings and the interior finished is what
I designated as "natural," with copper
EIOOE8T IS AMERICA'
Th Bride- Across the Mississippi at
Ueznphl Didlcatad To-Day.
Memphis, Tesw., May 14. The new bridge
over the Mississippi river was formully
opened. Senator Vorhees, of Indiana, de
livered the orution. The bridge is a mile
and a half long. It is tbe third largest struc
ture in the world and the roost gigan tic in
America. It is exceeded in its mammoth
feuturesonly by those over tbe Firth of
Forth in Scot and and over the Sukker
river in India. It has tbe longtBt span of
any bridge in the United State and it i 100
feet longer than the next longest span.
There are five spar. and six piers. The
bridge bus two tracks of stand ir 1 gmxa in
the center and broad passenger wayu on
either side. It is an enormous roadway of
commerce over a great river. Tho piers are
sunken to depth varying from 70 to 131
feet below high watermark.
Th Lottsry Saowed Under.
JTew Ohle a s, May 14. The Secretary ot
State announce to-duy that the constitu
tional amendment, voted for at th late
election, by which Louisiana was to renew
the charter of the Louisiana lottery for 25
year for (1,250,000 a year, was defeated by
150,000 majority end received only lew
Sued an Old Esllows Lode-
Cbicaoo, May 12. John Gelger ued
Court Vulley Forge No. 10 of I. O. O. F.,
for 125,000 damages, claiming that while be
in lnltluted, the offloer of tbe lodge com
pelled him to Jump into supposed lake of
fir to show hi courag. He lay that in
stead of getting plunge in the lake he
landed on th floor end broke hi li iu
f p m
colored hardware trimming. The style ot
th architecture is Renaissance, and the coat
of construction ha amounted to little
more than (00,000. The engraving herewith
give an accurate Idee' of the structure.
On the first floor are the executive office,
the chapel, the Child parlor, the San
Francisco room and the Drexel parlore.wlth
many other rooms that have not a yet been
assigned to special Uses, but which Will, Un
doubtedly, be fitted up as memorial or en
dowment room by the several union
throughout the Jurisdiction of the interna
the Child parlors contain a life sir
painting of Ocorgo W. Child, valued at
The room furnished by Pan Francisco
Typographical Union, Ihe first union to
make application for the privilege- of fur
nishing e room, is located , in the square
tower corner of tbe building, is 111x141 feet,
and has entrance tj the splendid balcony
surrounding the square tower, and the fur
nishings are characteristic of the State from
which it comes, being manufactured from
California red wood, which, In- addition to
its beauty, serves a purpose, that of showing
that California red woods can be worked up
into furniture, which in appearance pre
sents as pretty an efl'ect as dark mahogany
and look as solid. The set of furniture con
sists of a large round table, a lounge, three
high back arm or reading chairs, a folding
bed In the shape of an armoirewith heavy
plate glass front, and in addition to this
there Is a wooden mantel that is to be set up
at the llrepluce. The upholstering is of the
finest kind of leather. The wonti is or tin
quality known as wave and burl. The one
shows innumerable wave lines, while the
other has spots very much like those seen
in blrd's-eve maple. In the center of the
round table is sunk a gold oval plate, on
which Is inscribed
From Sun Francisco Typographical Union
o. til, to t 10 1 liilds-iirexei Home
for Union Printers,
May 12, WH.
The second floor in general plan, with the
exception of the chapel, is substantially the
same as the first.
The third floor is arranged for dormitor
ies, and for cheerfulness, sunlight and ven
tilation and convenience cannot Le sur
passed by any institution in the coieTry.
The fourth floor is yet unfinished, as the
money ot the disposal ..f the trustees ha
been expen ed before reaching the top
The fund which was used for the con-
strurt on of the Home was started in 1W1
hv George W. Child end A. J. Prexel, of
Philadelphia, wlio, tiimugn -ir. .nines j.
Puilev. presented the International Typo
graphical Uuion a check for (lu.UQO, the
joint gift of tho two ge-itleinen above
named. The cift was ' ncnmlitional and
the disposal of the monev was designated
ii ilio I'lillds-Drexel fund, to be adiied to
until a sulHclent amount had accumulated
to warrant the building of a Home for su
perannuated printers. Various ways were
devised to increase the fund, and as a result
of nuinv deliberations it was decided that
on tlieuntiiversarv of the birth of Mr. Child
each printer working in offices east of the
Mississippi should contribute tbe price
of l.tJ0 ems com)Ksltion toward the fund,
and that on September 1.1 of each year, the
anniversary of Mr. Drexcl. the compositors
at work in cilices west of the river named
should make a like contribution tomeiunu
Tbe fund was nlaced in the hands of True
tees, and in the course of time it grew to
such an extent that they felt warranted in
constructing tbe Home.
Bad Weather a Drew bsck to Western
Tradt. Good Report from Other
R. O. Dunn A Co.' WtrMy Jterirw of
Trade says; The continuance of very un
favorable weather throughout a large part
of the West begins to cause apprehension
regarding the crop. In all other respect
the situation appear satisfactory, and at
most point the prospect for trade are con
sidered more hopeful, so tiiat a shoit period
of good weather would speedily change the
temper of business. The money market
are everywhere easy.
Bud weather, long-continued heavy ruins,
Itnpaisable roada, and delay in plowing and
seeding are named as retarding fade in dis
patches from Cleveland and Denver, and
from nearly every intermediate city report
ing. Yet at Chicago sales exceed last year's,
collections are easy, end the good condl
tions of trade are manifest.
St. Louis notes strong trade in all lines:
Kamas City heavy receipts of cutlle. though
crain receipts aie light; Minneaiiolis a good
limber trade, a flour output of
ttu.uoo oarrels daiiy, and excel
ent prospects; Omaha and Denver
a fairlv maintained trade. The East reports
a fair trade. At Pittsburg a belter demand
for iron is seen. At Boston dry goods job
bers nave uecn closing out summer gooas,
but stocks are moderate; woolen mills are
busv. thoiiL'b clothiers are not buvinif free
ly, blankets are sold fur abend; orders for
noois anu snoes eume tunny ami aeep me
ructone tiusy, ami leather is in strong de
mand. The South has little to report at
The business failures during tho lost sev
en clays number, lor the imiteu mates, inu;
Canada, 'i total. 175, at comuared with 807
1 . . on .... t ....... i. ... .1..
and 231 for the corresponding week of last
THVlodlaoi of tbe Columbia River
Biik bread from a kind of moss.
CHAIN OF FATAL DISASTERS
TWO RAILROAD WRECKS,
A Sudden (Squill, and a Mine Cavs-ia
Bring Death and D SAter to
Many Hemes. -
riv rr.oi'Lts jm.t.rn.
Cixci-ttfATt, May 11. A frightful collision
occurred on the Bis Four railroad near
Cleves, Sunday, resulting In the death of
five ersous and the Injury of 12 or lo. The
regular Sunday accommodation, which usu
ally leaves Aurora for Cincinnati ot &.30 a.
in., started at 7:30 instead, owing to a change
In the schedule. When near Cleve the en
gineer of the pic-senger engine aw a freight
train sppronrhlng. but too lute to prevent a
collision.. The freight crew had forgotten
about the change In the schedule, and sup
posed the t rack wn clear. The two engine
came together with a terrlfle crash.
The klhcd are ; W. O. Kdwardi, Greens-
burg, Iml.; Wiiliatn Higgs, Lawrenceburg,
Ind.; David 1 Icy wool. Indianapolis; Hiram
Bruce, Greenaburg; l'hiliu Gribbcn, Law
renceburg. Injured John Schroeder, Lawrenceburg,
Ind.; Holton Terrell, Lawrenceburg, Ind.;
C. M. Ritchie, Shelbyville; Timothy Keefe,
Lawrenceburg; F.dward Bass, Chattanooga;
F. O. Connelly; William Cromar; Llilie
Reading, Aurora, Ind.; Mrs.Moreland.Xorth
Bend, Ind.; a little girl; George W. Hubler,
Biiimisburg, O. It is thought there are more
dead bodies in the wreck.
ANOTlillU MSASTKflfS Wittiest.
ItAoriisTows. Mn.. Mbv 10. The fast train
on the Norfo k and Western Railroad, which
leaves here at 12:40 a.m., was wrecked 12
miles south of here shortly lifter 1 o'clock
Sunday iimming by jumping the track and
lushing into three loaded freight cars stand
ing on a siding. Conductor Hays was killed
instantly and 10 passengers were seriously
Injurcd.'two of whom will die. Several legs
ami arms were broken and olio passenger
hn'i io nave n leg ampuiiiieu.
Tho Iniiired were brouuht back to Hae-
erstown. one conch mid one freight car
were smashed to splinters. The accident
was ilue to an open switch.
Among the Injured ure John IiawKe, aged
i'l of Lewistown. Pa., J. P. Hawke. his
father: W hum Kslinirer. of vt est Fairfield,
I'a.. cut about head and body badly lacera
r.Kurr Mr Kit.t.rn.
Bi Trr, Mont., Mav 1M. F.Utht men were
killed in the siKi-fo,t level of the Anaconda
initio this afternoon bv n cave-In. Their
bodies were recovered. The known killed
are John Smili. John Nostrum
anil William Clark. The in.
lured are James Breen, Mike Calla
han nnd llobert S. Works. A quantity of
earth timbers, nnd estimated to he loo feet
in length nnd l'Si feet wide, fe'l without the
wnrning of a second. Those imprisoned are
as follows: vt illium liylund, 1 nil l , -Mur-idiv.
Ouinn Learv. .leriv X. Harrington.
Seward Stewart, Daniel Sheehiin, John
Nordstrom, John Smith. John 11. Pullivan.
Frank Al'l'uzu. John llavi. Michael
Laughran, James Breen, F.J. Murphy and
Hubert vt orns.
Titiii E Yorxu me imowxEn.
Pitti.Anri.MtiA, P. May 10. During
squall Sunday afternoon a rowboat on tbe
Deluwarc liver containing five young men
and boys was capsized mid inree oi the accu
i.ants were drowned. Lewis Bernerio. 19
years old. Charles Anderson (colored), 22
vears old: Geome Roalt. 24 vears old: Jo
seph Morgan. 14 years old, and I.ennl Setero
hired a ron boat and when olI'Gloucester the
boat upset, throwing the occupants into the
water. Anderson, llerneiro and Hon It were
drowned, the others clinging to the boat un,
til taken oil by Gloucester boatmen.
JOHN 8. BARBOUR DEAD.
Virginia Junior Senator Expired Sud
denly of Heart Failure.
Warhixoto, May 10. Senator John 8.
Barbour, Junior representative in the Uni
ted States senate of the State of Virginia,
died suddenly about 7 o'clock Saturday
morning oi heart failure. The only persons
present at his bedside when he died was his
sister-in-law, Misi Hunger Held, Colonel
Shepard, of Virginia, a guest at the house,
and the domestics, the doctor, who had
been hastily s immoneil when the sanator
aroused ihe household and told them of his
illness, arriving just lifter dissolution,
Senator Barbour was born in Culpepper
county, Va., December 111, 1820, graduated
at the University of Virginia and then be
came a lnwyer. He was elected to the
State legislature repeatedly, and wusa mem
ber of the Forty-seventh, forty-eighth and
Forty-ninth congresses, and March 4, 1SS9,
succeeded Senator Riddleberger in the bill
ted States senate. He was also engaged in
various enterprises, being at the time he wae
elected Senator president of the Virginia
Midland railroad, which office he re
signed to enter tbe sctiute. The funeral ser
vices were held in the senate chamber this
afternoon, after which tiie remains were
removed to Poplar Hill, Va., fin inter
uieut. TBE ROSLYW DI8A8TER.
8even Bodiea Recovered From tti Fatal
Mint. Many More Dead or Im
prisoned. RosLYif, Wash., May 12. Last night'
explcs'on in the Kangley mine, by which so
many miners were ku.e.l, was caused by
gas, which was probably igniteJ by the
carelas use cf a lamp. Seven hundred
miners are at work rescuing the bodies of
the dead, seven of which were found on the
fourth level. There are still as men unac
counted for, who are either dead or im
prisoned in the mine. Many of the fami
lies of these are entirely destitute, und tbe
widows and children are about the entrance
to the slope weeping and carrying on in a
Csnsua Essmtnere Hsld for Trial.
riiii-ADELruiA, May 14. Amoe E. Engle
and F. De Grandschamps, the Industrial
Census Examiners arreste! yesterday, were
given a hearing to-day and he'd for trial
in (1,000 bail each, on charge of making
fraudulent returns. The principal wit
nesses agiinst them were Gottlieb Wagner,
shoemaker; Joseph Burke and John Under,
tailor, who chimed that they were not in
business a represented in their returns, and
denied signature purporting to be their
World' Fair Half-Dollar,
Th secretary of the treasury and the di
rector of tiie mint have approved the propo
sition of the managers of the World's
Columbian exposition for tbe special issue
of (20.003,000 fifty-cent piece for us at the
exposition and bearing designs appropriate
to the occasion. Tbe authority of sw.h ac
tion rest with congress.
BOMB IMPORTANT HAPPEKINGS
Of Inteieet to Dwsllereln the Keyetone
. I I ... , n ,1 flcrnlnSt
iMISE tme OUIS nuve uvi-n i.j ,
Hugh W. Cnrry.of Washington county who
is charged with burning biiystncks, barns,
etc., on the farm of bis brother in Amwell
. . . r- ti...m tnm (iriv.flv venrs A
resident of Heckschcrvllle, died on Friday .
Inst at the advanced age oi i"j i;'- .
was uorn in rsimciiny cuumj, ""'
An R-vear-old son of John P. Martin,
Warden of the Schuylkill count prison,
Pine Grove, climbed into a lionshead con- ,
. i - ... ., . 1 . n-A In tlio itrnw.
e companion upset the hogshend a bji
released young jinraii. in
lso was badlv burned. Tbe MurfsJli boy-
J ttrtl- I'l-H-1V.1, 1,1 HI-
t . i t,,t iiht -si:i ilMmfiire. beide
11.... '.'i.. i ,! Mr. lioclr .Mrs. Heck
had gone into the cellar witu a iignieu
AT Carlisle, tne sieam inuunry, wnn mi
the machinery, lielonglng to Kleffer Hof-
siingiV, was uurneo. j.oss, riv,v-". n
right's liverv, damaged ('i.OoO; adjoining
buildings slightly damaged.
IHEl'Mlll uiriuonjr . .......
negress, was celebrated at Hurrlsburg.
The hav press and flour nnd feed ware
rooms o' Welton A Parson, ami five dwell
ings were burned at Meadeville. Burning;
hrunas. enrneu u mni ,....
destroved the Drentlein icehouse, a quarter
. ,,. ....1 l,. , OOO. l.,-p.
(d a nine uwny. iui, ...dm.-
.... Ti . ,f fl-nAnalm pff snnlAnnikil It.
leial liquor sellers as follows: Pat Devlne,
rsmflne and threo months to workhouso;
William McGreggor.CHSifliicandsIx months
to workhouse) P. A. Walker, (50 tine and 20
days to jail.
, . . flnl.l In PnnBFlvflnlfl In
on the furin of Col. James oung, at Mid-
dletown. Jt coniaini m-ira. in-uij-
...... ,,,!. hiirheil to eiuht blows turned tiD
the mellow earth.
FIFH -SECOND CONGRESS.
Wt-xr.sii v. Mr. Mnnderson, Fresident
pro tern, laid before the Senate the resolu-
of the General Conference of the Methodist
r.piscopal Church, assembled in Omaha,
Neh., rereentimr i.Soo.imo members nnil
I'l.no'i.iKsi adherents, heartily approving the
World s Fair appropriation bill, "providing.
expressly, that it be conditioned on closing
the i.xposition on Minciay." A number or
bill were passed. the most Important of
which was the Senate bill authorizing the
Secretary of War to cause a survey to be
made for a ship cnnul connecting Lake Erie
ami the Ohio river from Conneuut Harbor,
or from Kr e to Pittsburg, and appropriating
etO.KSi. The presiding officer laid before the
Senate a message from the President of the
United States transmitting the seventh an
nual report of the Commissioner of Labor,
and nfter an executive session tbe Sen
ile adjourned. Whitelaw Keid' extradition
treaty between France ond tho United State
was rejected bv the Senate to-day in execu- .
tive ses-ion after severe criticism nnd de
fence. The vote was close. The vote was
barely that of a quorum and a motion was)
made to reconsider. It is hoped by the
friends of the measure to secure its (ratifica
tion later on.
'J here were two surprises In the Home to
day. Tbe first was the striking from the
sundry civil bill the nrpropriation of (111,
(Ki for the purchase of a site and the com
mencement of a building for a new mint ut
Philadelphia: and tlio second, the sudden
springing cn the Hotisof the silver ques
tion bv Mr. Bland in tho shape of an amend
ment to the same bill requiring the coinage
mi issue in payment of appropriations of
the silver bullion now in the Treasury. The
intendment was ruled out. but Mr. Blnndl
announced that he would renew the amend
ment in another place in the bill. A fu r
further routine business the House ad
lotirned. Tiii hspay Among the bills Introduced
In tbe Senate to-day were t lie following:
Ity Mr. Dawes Authorizing the President
t ) proclaim a general holiday commemorat
ing the four hundredth anniversary of tbe
discovery of America. October 12, fdilj. By
Mr. Hiscock Tu encourage American ship
builders, extending to the steamship China
the same privileges as have been extended to
the City of Paris and tho Citv of New York.
The China is a steamship of S.OtlO tons, built
In Glasgow In iss:i. She plies between San
FTanciscoand China, in the Pacific, Mail
Line, hut Hies the British flag. The mes
sage of the President on tho subject of an
international conference on bl-metulisra
was considered and Mr. Peffer addressed the
Senate. The naval appropriation bill was
then taken up. Jt was not till Wi pages of
the bill had been read, with hardly a brak,
that any important amendment was reach
ed, and that was one to insert an item of
tfti.isKi toward the expenses of an interna
tional naval rendezvous and review in con
nection with the World' Columbian
Kxpositio-i. The amendment was agreetl
to without discussion. The hill went over
until to-morrow, ami the Senate, after
brief executive session, adjourned.
In the House, after a lengthly debate, a,
resolution was udopted for the investigation
of the i'inkertnn Agency. The House then
went into committee of the whole, Mr. Les
ter, of Georgia, in the chair, on the sundry
ciyi) appropriation bill, and after discussion,
without action, the House adjourned.
FitiPAY In the Senate to-day the River
and Harbor bill was reported back to thee
Committee on Commerce. It wl l be called
up for action on Tuesday. The net increase
made bv the Senate committee is (1.123,143,
ihe total of the Senate bill is (2,470,111.
A prolonged discussion on the proposed in
crease of the navy then followed. Without
uctio-i tbe Henale" adjourned till Monday; .
in tne House. .Mr. .none, 01 Kentucky, at
tempted to secure passage or a 0111 looking
to the payment of a cluim by the heirs of
Henry K.'Sthley, of (0,000, for a tent fur
nished the Government, in 1858. Filibust
ering followed agu'nat the passage of the.
measure, and the Hon e adjourned without
Sati'kimy The Senate was not In session
Mr. Meredith, of Virginia, announced the
deejth of Senator Barbour in the House, and
after the adoption of appropriate resolutions,
tbe Sieaker appointed a committee to at
tend the funeral. The House then, a at
mark of respect to the memory of the de
All the Bodlee Kscosrsred,
Boslvk, Wash., May 14. The bodies ol
the 43 miner who perished In the explosion
of last week have been recovered. About,
250 children have been left futherless by the
disaster, and several thousand dollars have
been subscribed for them and their moth- '
People's Party Convention.
Omaha, Nib., May 14. Th National Ex
ecutive Committee of the People' party to
duy decided to call the convention for July
2, instead of the 4th, that is, temporary or
ganization will be effected that day so the
-oiuluation can be made on July 4,
The Hungarian Horror Lessenlcr,
Fxstii, May 10. Th latest advice r
ceived here from Fuenfklrchen, where a
hug waterspout burst Friday, flooding the
oollierie in that place, are that 21 of the
miners supposed to hav perished have been
brought out of the pit alive.