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The Greater Xo-v York bill -as
J!:vo:! by the New York senate. r. the
l.'.tii. over the v t i f the mayors of
Jiew York and iicl yn. The vote
tv.:.. 34 aves to 14 n f.
Th;: house committee on territories
J.ohl a special meeting, on the 14 th, at
v.hich a favorable report was ordered
on the bill admitting Arizona to state
hood. The vote was five to two.
Hkxry C. Frick. chairman of the
Carnegie Steel Co., will build a mag
nificent hospital for children on a 40
acre lot at Squirrel Iliil, Pittsburgh.
Pa., within the next year, at a cost of
Sexator .TrsTix S. MoRKii.t., of Ver
mont, the venerable father of the sen
ate, was 5 years of age. on the 13th,
and at night gave a reception to politi
cal and personal friends to celebrate
On the l.rth the committee on post
offices and post roads ordered a favor
able report on an amendment to the
the sundry civil bill throwing open to
competition the contract for printing
Failures throughout the United
Plates for the week ended on the 17th,
bs reported by R. G. Dun & Co., were
223, against 241 for the corresponding
week last year. For Canada the fail
ures were 36, against 34 last year.
Ox the IGth the president issued his
annual Hehring sea proclamation,
warning sealers from plying their vo
cation during the closed season from
May 1 to August 1. The proclamation
is similar to the others issued in past
The ways and means committee, on
the Kith, ordered a favorable report on
the bill of Mr. C. W. Stone, of Penn
sylvania, repealing outright and un
conditionally clause 01 of the Wilson
tariff law, providing for free alcohol
in the arts.
The school census of Chicago, now
practically completed, shows the city
to have a population of. approximate
ly, 1,770.000. This is an increase of 200,
000 over the school census of two years
ago. The directory estimate for 1SH5
was 1 ,695,000.
Victor Oscar Tilgxer. the celebra
ted Austrian sculptor, died in Vienna,
on the 16th, from a stroke of apoplexy,
only a few days before the time fixed
for the unveiling of his masterpiece, a
monument to Mozart. He was in his
The house committee on public lands,
on the 17th, unanimously agreed to
recommend an amendment to the bill
providing relief for the settlers in
Greer county, Okla., in giving to set
tlers of March 10, 1S96, the privilege of
the free homestead laws.
The District of Columbia court of
appeals, on the 17-th, granted the writ
of error asked for in the case of Broker
Elverton R. Chapman, the recalcitrant
sugar trust witness, and admitted the
defendant to bail in the sum of 95,000,
until the supreme court takes action
on the matter.
Ei.l.18 Isi.axd, N. Y., was crowded,
on the 14th, by the advance guard of
an invading horde of pauper Italian
immigrants. Right on top of the
swarm of nearly 1,400 unloaded from
the Bolivia, there came another hun
gry contingent of 1,500 landed from
the steamer Alesia.
Moxsioxor Cretoxi, papal nuncio to
Madrid, has been instructed to pro
post to the Spanish government that
Spain accept the mediation of the
pope; or, failing that, to endeavor to
secure the acceptance by Spain of the
mediation of the United States to the
end of obtaining the pacification of
The first election in Now Jersey to
vote on an appropriation for the con
struction of a cycle path took place in
Asbury Park, on the 14th, and the
wheelmen carried the day by a vote of
S13 to 37. The path will be six feet
wide, and will extend from Asbury
Park to Trenton, a distance of 50
The president, on the 15th. sent to
the senate 400 typewritten pages of
correspondence in reference to affairs
in Cuba, from November, 1875, to 1S7S
in regard to the attempts of the United
States to offer mediation or interven
tion in the first Cuban rebellion, which
was called for by resolution adopted
March 24 last.
The recent contest for mayor and
members of the city council at Gaylord,
Kas., in which the women won a sig
nal victory, electing their entire ticket,
lias engendered a bitter warfare be
tween the men and women. Mrs. An
tonette Haskell, the mayoress, has
threatened to make a clean sweep iu
The belief is growing in Washington
that while Gen. Fitzhugh Lee will be
formally consul at Havana, he will be
really special commissioner for the
president to make a careful report as a
military expert upon the condition of
affairs, and report upon the progress of
the insurgents, the strength and equip
ment of the armies "commanded by Go
mez and Maceo, and such other infor
mation as may be of service to the government
THE IfEWS IN BRIEF.
l! the "toip, on the ISth. the amendment to
the lei.i-ia!ive appropriation bill authorizing
tiie exun-ion of the contract for printing the
l':ile:;t ofkco Cazette (at greatly-reduced
ra.f- vr;.. ei motion of Mr. Gorman. receded
fro:r.. Th- joint resolution proposing a re
m.n;str;:i.fe with the Hritish irovernment
in the matter of the Imprisonment of Mrs.
Maylrick w;;--. reported adversely on the
irro'-nd thr.t the senate had no jurisdiction.
The Ieircnt election case was considered at
some lenc-th In the house, under the
rule, various matters of Interest only in the
District of Columbia were disposed of. when
the absence of a quorum beins disclosed, the
In the senat?. on the 14th. after a speech by
Mr. Squire V.'ash.l in support cf his bill mak
ing larire appropriations for sencoast de
fenses, the rest of the session was taken up in
consideration of the Delaware election case.
Mr. Chandler (X. H.) spc ikinp la favor of. and
Sr. Gray llJel.) against Mr. Duponfs claims.
In the house the fortinoaiions and coast
defense appropriation bill was passed, and tho
house atrreed to the confcre-ice report en ifre
legislative, executive and judicial appropria
tion bill, so far as the conferees had agreed,
and ordered another conference on matters
stPl In dispute between thy two houses.
Is the senate, on the 15th. Mr. Gray (Pel.)
occupied over three hours in the presentation
of the case of Mr. Dupont's claim to the vacant
6ent from Delaware, and had not finished
when, at 5:30 p. m.. after an executive session.
the senate adjourned for the day In the
house the old fight against the re-election of
Gen. V. B. Franklin as a member of the board
of managers of the National soldiers' home,
and against the retention of Col. A. J. Smith
as governor of the home at Leavenworth. Kas.,
occupied nearly all the session, and had not
been decide 1 when the house, fct five o'clock,
IN the senate, on the Kth. Mr. Gray con
cluded his speech against the right of Mr. Pu
pont to the vacant seat in the senate from the
state of Delaware. The resolution offered by
Mr. Peffer (iiis.) for an investigation into the
facts and circumstances connected with the
recent bond issue was taken up. Mr. Hitt op
posed th-? resolution in a three hours' speech,
which he had not concluded whe'i the senate.
at 5:3. adjourned In the ho ise. aft t a
three hours' debate on the question of retain
ing Gen. Franklin as a member of the board of
managers of the National soldiers' home, by a
vote of 149 to 51.. the report of the committee
on military affairs naming W. B. Franklin and
George W. Sieele to succeed themselves: Gen.
Henderson, of Illinois, to succeed Gen. Black,
and Gen. G. L. Ileal. of Maine, to succeei Fran
cis Fessenden. was adopted.
In the senate, on the 17th. Mr. Hill (N. Y.)
continued, without concluding, his speech
against the passage of the Peffer resolution to
investigate the bond sales-of the present ad
ministration, having much documentary mat
ter on the subject read from the clerk's desk.
Mr. Hoar (Mass.) spoke briefly m favor of the
investigation resolution, and criticised the re
marks of Mr. Hill ns being more in place on
the stump than in the senate chamber In
the house, it beingprivate bill dav.a number of
bitter speeches were made on both sides of the
Question of payment of accounts allowed by
the court of claims, and as a result of the
day's discussion one bill was allowed and one
rejected. A night session was held for the
consideration of private pension bills.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL,
The funeral of the late Bishop Ryan
took place in St. Joseph's cathedral, in
Buffalo, X. V., on the 14th. and down
under the altar, where so often he had
offered up the sacrifice of the mass,
was laid to rest all that was mortal of
the dead prelate.
The steamer John Owen, from To
ledo, with K),0Qi) bushels of corn, ar
rived at Krie, I 'a., on the 34th, being
the first arrival of the season. The
captain reported that he experienced
no trouble from ice.
Mako.I"IS n Runixt, Italian prime
minister, has apprised the Vatican that
the exequaturs hitherto aeeorded to
Italian bishops will be withheld unless
the pope permits Catholics to take part
in public elections.
The house committee on interstate
and foreign commerce decided to post
pone indefinitely the consideration of
the bill proposing a reduction of Pull
man palace car rates.
The senate committee on agricul
ture, on the 14th, authorized Senator
Warren to make a favorable rep.irt up
on the animal industry bill.
There is a probability that Gen. O.
O. Howard may be named as a member
of the board of managers of soldiers'
homes, to succeed Gen. Franklin.
Exi'F.uimexts at London do not ver
ify the claims of Chicago doctors that
the "X" rays are destructive of the
baccili of contagious disease.
The Potts Bros. Iron Co. posted no
tices in its mills at Pottstown. Pa., on
the 14th, that the wages of its pud
dlers will be increased. May 1, from
$2.2.1 to S2.73 per ton. About one hun
dred and fifty men will be benefitted
by the change.
W. B. Peters and John Voney, both
engravers, were arrested by federal
officers in Chicago, on the 14th. on a
charge of making and selling counter
feit postage stamps.
Ax explosion took place in a colliery
at Willington. near llurham. England,
on the 14th. Eight miners are known
to have been killed, and it is believed
that 18 in all will lose their lives.
The executive committee of the Na
tional Association of Democratic clubs
convened at Washington, on the 14th,
and called a national convention of the
clubs, to meet at"Vt. Louis on Septem
The organization of a Punkard colony
has been completed at Anderson. Ind.,
taking in 25 families. They have closed
a lease on 2.000 acres of laud in North
Dakota, and will move June 1 to their
Warrants were issued, on the lth.
from the United States district at
torney's office in Philadelphia for the
arrest of John D. Hart, owner of the
steamer Bermuda, and the ship's of
ficers, on the charges of filibustering.
Josevh Zi.amei. was electrocuted in
the state prison at Clinton. X. Y., on
the 14th. He murdered his sweet
heart, Theresa Kamora. by cutting her
throat at Johnstown on August 30,
ltVKfii.Aiia blew up a safe and
wrecked a bank building at Diagonal,
la., at 1 a. m. of the 15th. Citizens
were awakened and opened fire, and
the burglars left their tools and fled
without booty. A bottle of unex
ploded nitro-glycerin was still inside
the safe, and the bankers feared to
At Central City, CoL, during a cas
in court, on the 15th. Smauel dving
ton. a visitor charged witii endeavor
ing to intimidate a witness, denied tho
assertion hotly, and being threatened
with arrest, pulled a gun and killed
ex-Mayor Williams and mortally
wounded City Marshal Kehler. Cov
ington while endeavoring to escape,
was shot dead by Henry Leaman.
Burglars looted the private bank in
Pioneer, O., on the night of the 15th.
They succeeded in opening the vault
without the use of explosive, and
then, after probably taking all that it
contained changed the combination so
that the vault could not be oneued.
Two explosions of powder in one of
the buildingsof the Chicago Fireworks
Co., near Grosse Point, 111., on the
15th, killed three employes and injured
a number of others. The building
was badly wrecked, ami the ruins were
almost entirely destroyed by fire.
It is said to be impossible to estimate
the numbers of the belligerent Mata
beles in South Africa. The whole
country is now in the hands of the
rebellious natives, and they are mass
ing in great force.
A landslide occurred at Trubbach,
Switzerland, on the 16th, as the re
sult of continuous rains. The damage
to property is very heavy.
Capt. John Cai.hoi'N Shepherd, a
veteran of the Mexican war, a Califor
nia forty-niner, and one of the most
noed characters in Montana, died in
the county poor house at Butte on the
Rev. Georoe P. Knapp, the Ameri
can missionary who was recently ex
pelied from Bitlis by the Turkish au
thorities, arrived at Aleppo iu good
health on the 16th.
A dispatch from Havana to the
Madrid Impartial, on the 16th. said
that the insurgents had hanged 22
Spaniards in the Sagua district.
A warrant for the surrender to the
Dominion authorities of Charles Ryan,
under arrest at Easton, Pa., charged
with robbery, was i ssued by the presi
dent on the 17th.-
Di'KiNG a fire in the Clifton house, a
Chicago hotel, on the night of the 16th,
while the employes were opening the
rooms to be sure that no one was
asleep in them, they discovered a would
be suicide unconscious -on the bed in
one of the rooms, the windows closed
and the gas turned on. He was res
cued and may recover.
In consequence of the great satis
faction given by street-car mail service
in St. Louis, the pioneer city. New
York. Boston, Philadelphia. Washing
ton, Baltimore. Chicago and Cincin
nati, it is said that at the beginning of
the next fiscal year similar service will
be inaugurated in a number of cities
having rapid transit.
Ix a tenement-house fire at Turners
Falls, Mass., early on the morning of
the 17th, five French children were suf
focated. The property loss was small.
Upon the order of Gov. Morrill the
Kansas state penitentiary has been
quarantined against Shawnee and
Wyandotte counties, cases of small
pox having been reported in both
The Corean envoy to Japan has gone
to Russia, under the authority of the
king of Corea. to negotiate a loan of
S8.on0.000, giving the Corean province
of Ilanigying as security.
Ed Pardkidse. the Chicago wheat
speculator, who had been ill for sev
eral weeks with Bright's disease, died,
on the 17th, leaving a fortune of at
least a million dollars.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
The senate was not in session on the
ISth In the house Mr. Cannon
(rep., III.) reported the general defi
ciency bill, giving notice that he would,
at the earliest practicable day, ask the
house to consider it. The business of
the house was suspended at two o'clock,
ami eulogies of the late Gen. Coggswell.
representative from the Sixth district
of .Massachusetts, were delivered by a
number of members, after which, as a
further mark of respect fur the mem
ory of the deceased, tho house, at 2:3'.
p. in., adjourned.
The developments in the case of Mrs.
Dyer, recently arrested at Reading.
England, in connection with the dis
covery of the bodies of a number of in
fants in the Thames, are horrifying in
the extreme. Wholesale infant mur
der has been traced to her door.
A special cable dispatch from La
Guayra, Venezuela, says: "The wat
ship Rivas is back, with Gen. Paredos
on board, triumphant. The uprising
which suddenly occurred in Nirgasta
was crushed and the leaders cap
tured." Aiitiil'r I. Bore man, first governor
of West Virginia, afterward United
States senator and for eight years
judge of the fourth judicial circuit
court, died in Parkersburg, W. Va.. on
the ll'th, after two weeks' illness.
Ex-Go v. William E. Russell, of
Massaehussetts, through Judge John
W. Corcoran, chairman of the demo
cratic state committee, has announced
his candidacy for the nomination for
A KKCtlEASE beyond all precedent in
the Australian wool clip for H:.- has
been reported to the state department
by Daniel W. Marralt.i. United States
consul general at Melbourne.
Thk gold output of California for
the year lS'.i:. was 15.:;:: I.::i7.ti'.'. as com
pared with SI 3. -61. :!.. in is;i4. The
silver output for ls'j.1 was S.V.iy,7ey.70,
against ir-'y-',331.55 for I'.'4.
The Daughters of the Revolution
are raising funds to erect a monument
to the memory of Francis Scott ldy,
author of "The Star Spangled Ban
ner." A special cable from Valparaiso.
Chili, says: The government is about
to mobilize 14.000 of the national
guards recently enrolled.
Ex-CoNst'L Waller is threatened
with the loss of his eyesight as the re
sult of his confinement in a French
Lieut. Peart, the arctic explorer, it
is rumored, may again head an explor
ing expedition to the Arctic regions.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
lt&nk at Mtt.tlaud Looted.
Three masked men looted the Farm
ers' bank, at Maitland, Holt county,
the other night. They secured 1,000
silver dollars, which they dumped into
a wagon, and escaped. It is believed
that the robbery was executed by St.
The bandits made their appearance
in Maitland at 1 1 p. m. Everybody in
the quiet little town had gone to bed.
Fred Collison. a young man who clerk
in one of the stores, occupies a room
on the second floor of the bank build
ing. The robbers evidently knew this,
for their first movement was to break
into Collison"s room, bitid him hand
and foot with ropes and put a gag in
his mouth. Then they carried him
down the stairway and forced an en
trance into the bank by breaking the
rear door. The robliers then took their
time in opening the outer chamber of
the safe, where the monev was found.
Capital Removal Guarantee.
A delegation of Sedalians visited Jef
ferson City and filed with Gov. Stone
the gua.ra.ntee bond required by provi
sions of the capital-remaval resolution.
Hon. J. H. Ilothwell. as spokesman for Seila
lia. presented the papers, and in a brief spceet
spoke of the char-aster of the bond and the
solvency of the sureties tiierion.
The Seiialia delegation tiled two bonds,
aggregating $015.(. One bond in the sum of
$I.V0O0 is to cover the er st of the ground and to
carry out details in case the removal amend
ment is carried. This is signed by bankers and
real estate owners of Sedalia. The
other bond is that of James Stewart
& Co.. contractors of St. Louis in the
sum of J OMioo. guaranteeing the erection of
capitol buildings free of cost to the state.
This bond is signed by th-- American Surety j
. o . or .New l ork. bv ( harles H. Turner, resi
dent vice-president, of St. I.ouis. The Amer
ican Surety Co. is undoubtedly go d security,
but whether or not from a legal standpoint it
is good in the stnte of Missouri for $ ofl.(KK),
when it has not that amount of assets in the
state, is a question likely to be raised bv
Messrs. Hough and Silver, representing Jef
An Important Test.
All the herds of cattle of the Mis
souri state agricultural college have
been treated for tuberculosis by means
of Koch's lymph.
The test was conducted by Dr. John W. Con
way. professor of veterinary science in the
Missouri state university, and J. K. Hickman,
assisted by the students in veterinary
medicine. None of the animals showed
the slightest indication of disease, and all
were pronounced entirely healthy. Four herds
of thoroughbred cattle are kept by the college
for instructional and experimenKUl purposes,
to-wit: Jerseys, shorthorns. Herefords and
Aberdeen Angus. The foundation stock of
these herds was produced in IH'7. and since
that time opportunity has been offered for the
introduction of disease among the cattle. This
is the first public test for tuberculosis con
ducted in Missousi. and it is gratifying to the
university authorities and the consumers of
dairy products to learn that the herds are free
Found Itiff Money III a Hoot.
Jim Edwards, a farm hand working
for Frank Vincent, in the southern
part of Stoddard county, found S0o in
an old boot under Vincent's house. Ed
wards let five of his companions into
the secret, and with them lived in
such luxury as to arouse the sus
picions of the community. Harry Wat
son, one of these, went to Bernie a few
days ago and got drunk, and while in
toxicated gave away the secret. Vin
cent had Ssoo in the "boot, and had not
missed it till Watson's spree at Bernie.
About one-half of the money was re
covered. Shootlnc of Hanker Itiissell's Wife.
Circuit court convened in special ses
sion at Palmyra for the purpose of try
ing Teddy Kenny, charged with enter
ing Banker Russell's house some two
years ago and shooting his wife. The
state's witnesses were found to be
weak in their evidence, and the prose
cuting attorney nolle pros'd the ease.
A cellmate of Kenny's in the Chester
(111.) penitentiary caused Kenny's ar
rest as the perpetrator of the crime on
his release from that institution.
Important Criminal Cases.
The criminal court docket of the
present term in Johnson county is the
heaviest for years. Several noted cases
are to be tried, among them George
W. Colbern. George A. Col hern and
Theodore Youngs, officers of the de
funct Johnson County savings
for receiving deposits after tin
was known to be insolvent, and Mil
lard Hubert, alias James, father and
. . , .
two sons, for murder in the first de- j
gree, for killing James Evans.
A (fond Showing1.
During March the post office receipts
at St. Lonis were S430.50.37: March,
1S05, SWfi.137.2S: increase. S:!4.4'.'3.09.
The receipts at Kansas Citv were S135,
636.40; March. 1S15, Sl:Tl.!C,7.7; in
crease, 513.77S.61. The post office de
partment regards the Kansas City
showing as especially favorable to that
city. St. Louis leads Baltimore, her
nearest rival in population, by
cent, in gross postal receipts.
To Be Addressed by Chump Clark.
Ex-Congressinan Champ Clark has
accepted the invitation of the senior
law class of the state university at
Columbia to deliver the annual address
before the law department on June 1.
President W. K. Harper of the Univer
sity of Chicago and lie v. Dr. Charles
H. Parkhurst. of New York city, have
also been invited to deliver addresses
during university commencement
A Veteran's (food Luck.
J A. Johnson, of Sedalia, a veteran
of the late war, received information
the other day that he had fallen heir
to the fourth of an estate valued at
S100.0U0. by the death of a bachelor
uncle in Pennsylvania. Mr. Johnson
has been an invalid for many years,
and draws a pension for total" disa
bilitv. New University Academy Building.
The management of the University
academy, at Columbia, has concluded
arrangements for the erection of a
cw building. It will be two stories.
For Alleged Slander.
At Clinton. .Mrs. Maria Moore, wife
ui vaiupueu .uoore, nas suen i iiiiam
Porter, of Ulrich, Henry county, for 1
v2.1,000 for alleged slander.
I rented with Burglar.
Fayette has been suffering fronts
raid of burglars. Five houses were
entered in one night recently, and con
siderable booty secured.
Comptroller Erkles Before Cincinnati
BunlncM Men Some Existing Evil,
an He See Them. Pointed Out Business
3Ien Should Have a Voire In the Busi
ness Legixlntlon of the Country.
Cincinnati, April 18. Hon. James
Eckels, comptroller of the currency,
addressed an audience of 2,000 Cincin
nati business men here yesterday. Mr.
Eckels' address was on the subject of
national finances and th currency,
and was in response to a joint invita
tion of the chamber of commerce, the
Clearinghouse association and the
Commercial club of Cincinnati.
He was introduced by Mr. J. B.
Hearae, president of the Third na
tional bank, who presented the speaker
in a few brief and appropriate remarks.
Mr. Eckels took the stand at eight
o'clock, and spoke for over two hours.
He said he had no sympathy with that
sentiment which sprang from dema
gogy and misguided politics that ex
cluded the distinctively business man
from having a commanding voice in
the settlement of questions which
were wholly of a business character.
In the past there had been tco much
fear of the hue and cry of noisy agi
tators and breeders of discontent and
strife on the part of business men,
and the result was. the nson was
confronted with conditions that were
a continual source of harm. The peo
ple stood in need of complete free
dom from the agitations which had
menaced prosperity and impoverished
the citizen since the war. At no time
within the last thirty years had such
serious conditions confronted the busi
ness world. The business denression
of to-day was caused by legislation,
which gave new power to the free sil
ver advocates and placed a larger
burden on the treasury's gold reserve
without increasing the nation's gold or
giving the secretary additional power
to protect the same. There never were
so large investments of foreign capi
tal in the United States as in the years
immediately preceding IS!). There
never were such small as in the years
after that date. The legislation of
that year accomplished what all the
otner currency heresies and follies
ot three decades could not do. The
American business world to-day is
witnessing the result of doubt and the
lessening of confidence in us on the
part of those who were the country's
strongest financial allies and its great
est source of capital. The home inves
tor was none the less a doubter, and
between them there was almost com
plete commercial paralysis in every
part oi tne country. ilie pernicious
doctrine of fiatism and its kindred one
of inflation caused, in the largest de
gree, the continued looking to congress
tor monetary relief. The first essen
tun lo wie return oi prosperity was
the extcrnination of the free silver
DUN'S TRADE REVIEW.
Warm Weather Brings Slightly Itettei
Business An Excess of Exports.
Ev York, April 18. K. G. Dun &
Co. say to-day:
Failures for the past week have
been i'.'.'t in the Uniled States, against
241 last year; and :;6 in Canada, against
34 last year.
The sudden change from sleighing
to midsummer heat has tested the
prevalent idea that good weather only
was needed to bring general improve
ment of business. Everywhere there
has been more retail buying, and in
some branches better demand at
wholesale and at tho works has re
sulted, but not as yet in most lines.
There is no abatement of the almost
universal disposition to deal with un
usual conservatism and not to antici
pate future wants, and this has lieen
especially conspicuous where combina
tions have been formed or prices ad
Partly because of low prices, which
were again the lowest ever known,
the volume of business represented by
clearingliov.se exchanges. 5.5 per cent,
larger than last year, is 30.4 per cent
smaller than in April. 1S0X Rail road
earnings for April thus far show a
train of onlv 2 fi nor oent ,.,. !,.... ,..,
i ne siock market has grown strono-er
shunt tt,i, .1 i i T
- -i5 "uc iiuroitu. a lew ior-
eign purchases helping, though trusts
weakened on the .signing of au anti
trust law by Gov. Morton.
March imports were 83.912,45.1 small
er and exports Si 2..to;, 107 larger than
last year, and the excess of exports
was S'.', 144.015.
AN APPEAL FOR AID
Based on the Report of Miss Clara Bar
to:i from Armenia.
New York. April 1?. Miss Clara Tiar-
0 per j ton. president of the the Ked Cross so
; ciety, cables to the national relief
committee as follows:
"Constantinople. April 17.
"Tkask. New Yokk: Hubbell, in
charge of the Red Cross relief expedi
tion at Marash, reports, April 13:
'Three thousand sick of typhus, in
cluding the English consul.
"On the 15th he reports: 'Sickness
at Zeitoun increasing, with 40 to 5C
deaths daily. Great and immediate
need for funds. General condition of
relief work favorable." Barton."'
The National Armenian relief com
mittee in giving out this appeal from
Clara Barton, cannot refrain from re
minding the American people of all
classes and sections that Miss Barton
undertook this sacred work of relief
only in response to the urgent request
of the public, and assurances that the
work would be generously maintained
to the end.
PLUNGER PARDRIDGE DEAD.
He Made and tost Several Fortunes In the
Wheat Pit and Died Rich.
Chicago, April is. Ed Pardridge,
the wheat speculator, who has been ill
for several weeks with Bright's dis
ease, died at 11:30 a. m. Pardrid-re
nrst came into prominence on the
board of trade as a bear in the wheat
market about ten years airo. and is re.
putel to have made and lost several
fortunes since that time. He left a
fortune of at least a million dollars.
He was 60 years old.
He leaves a wid-
Minister Willis Take Exceptions to a SuW
posed Inspired Article, But is MotnHed
Upon Explanation The Sugar Barons
Evade the Payment of Just Taxation
Niue Kiutoas fortugruetie Seriously In
jured by the Clubs of the folic.
ISpecial Correspondence of the United Press
per Steamer Gaelic. J
Honolulu, April 1L Minister Wil
lis, who will sail tor the east on
the loth inst., on a sixty days' fur
lough, paid his official farewell visit to
the executive on April 11. After the
customary interchange of friendly
speeches, the minister took occasion to
express his dissatisfaction with a par
agraph iu the Advertiser of that date,
intimating that it was the organ of
the government. Collector J. B. Castle
being a principal stockholder therein.
Foreign Minister Cooper assured Mr.
Willis that the Advertiser was in no
way controlled or inspired by the gov
ernment and promised to speak to the
editor about the offending article,
which he did. The offending para
graph was one quoted without com
ment from au editorial in the Wash
ington Star, the most damaging words
of which were: "Minister W'uiis has
no vatue whatever iu Honolulu. But
if anythiug be is a standing affront to
the people for whom the people of the
L uited States feel a warm attach
ment." In the next issue it was pointed out
that the paragraph from the Wash
ington Star was printed without com
ment and asserted the paper's absolute
independence of the government. It
expresses regret that the American
representative should have been lnis
leu by rumors, and sincerely hoped
that Mr. Willis would fully recover
his health, which has been sadly
broken by the nervous strain inci
dent to the trying position he has oc
cupied. fjiuce the disagreement of the 17th.
of Jauuary there has been no direct
exchange of social courtesies between
Minister Willis and any member of
Considerable excitement has follow
ed the very reluctaHt publication of
tax lists showing the 37 sugar corpor
ations with S37,s6,oi)0 of capital stock
paid last year only S101.114 in taxes,
less than 30 per cent, of the lawful one
per cent., if assessed at their nominal
value, which is generally much below
C The sugar barons have done their
utmost to prevent this publication of
the facts. The legislature is certain
to tiud a remedy for this unequal tax
ation. A riot of Portuguese took place on
the evening of the 5th. It was acci
dentally provoked and had not the
slightest political significance. Nine
Portuguese were seriously hurt by the
clubs of the police.
KILLED BY BURGLARS.
Leo Mirth, of Indianapolis, Shot Through
the Heart While l'ursuin- Burglars iu
lNlilA.M'oi.ls, Ind., April 20. Leo
Hirth, a well-known and wealthy Ger
man citizen, living at 10:10 west Wash
ington street, where he conducted a
large grocery business, was instantly
killed at two o'clock yesterday morn
ing by two masked men wlio were dis
covered in his bedroom and whom he
pursued iuto the rear part of the house.
Mrs. Hirth was awakened by a noise
in the room, and, rising in bed, saw
two men standing in the doorway
leading to another room. She gave
the alarm by calling to her husband,
who was in a deep sleep by her side.
At the same instant one of the men
leveled a pistol at her aud fired, the
bullet entering the headbjard just
above where she lay. A second shot
followed an instant later aud the two
men turned towards the rear of the
Hirth was awakened bv the first
shot, but seemed not to realize what
had occurred until the second shot was
tired, when he sprang from the bed.
He tnen passed into tne room back of
his sleeping apartment. A thi:'d shot
was tired as the man lied from tue room,
pursued by Hirth. Mrs. Hirth ran to
the front door of the house and made
her exit, screaming at the top of her
voice for help. A number of the neigh
bors were aroused and came quickly to
the place, and when they entered the
house Hirth was found upon the floor
with a bullet iu his heart.
Hirth was known to keep large sums
of money in the house.
The President and Co igress Asked to In
terfere in Beliair of Ket. Alberto J.
Memphis, Tenn., April 20. At the
ciose of last evening's services at the
Central BaptUt church the following
memorial was unanimously adopted:
Tu the PratUltHt unit Senator uh'I llepreteuta-
tivtjt in Wir Sntivnnl Vomjvtgt:
hkkeas. We. the members of Central bap
tist church anj Congregation of Memphis,
Teun.. have heard with pam and alarm of the
recent arrest aud imprisoument of Kev. Al
berto J-Diaz, a naturalized citizen of these
T nited States and Missionary of the Southern
Baptist convention at Havana. Cuba: and,
v. usutAS. vv e nave great reason to believe
that ecclesiastical rather than political iniiu
enees have led to his arrest aud imprisonment;
1!,su!rel, That we respectfully reiitiest that
you do all that you can consistent with the
h'liior of our country to secure his release and
restoration lo the work iu which he has been
so .onii and successfully en'aeU.
National Guard to be Mobilized.
New Yokk, April 20. A sp-cial cable
to the Herald from Valparaiso. Cniii,
says: The government is ab.jut to
uioL lize 14.000 of the national iruanU
ENGLISH PEOPLE AND EVENTS.
Liverpool policemen have been or-
dered to learn shorthand.
j Liverpool, having discovered that it
t once gave birth to a poet in Mrs. Felicia
Hemans, proposes to erect a monument
! to commemorate the fact.
j An Englishman named Jefferson has
; started on a C.OOO-mile bicycle ride to
! Irkutsk in Siberia, nis machine and
baggage weigh CO pounds.
j Birmingham's chief magistrate is to
; be a lord mayor, too, that title bavin?
j been recently conferred on the mayor
' of Liverpool, Manchester nnd Belfast.