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B. H, ADAM8, PoblUher.
Is response to a resolution, the sec
retary of state, on the 8th, informed
the senate that there were no aliens
employed in the state department.
Postmaster-General Wilpox has
denied the privileges of the mails to
EL A. Clack & Co., of Kansas City, -Mo.,
and Chicago. The firm sold devices
for cheating at card playing.
Jrnr.K Collier, of Albuquerque, X
M., on the 12th, ordered the receiver of
the Atlantic & Pacific railroaa, nere
ifter not to blacklist any member o
the American Railway union.
nnists in the Mexican
states of Chihuahua and Sonora desire
to buy American goods instead ot tlie
English, French and German suppl ies
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which they getlrom neignooring.uex
The battleship Massachusetts was pnt
into commission on the 12th. She will
be commanded by Capt. Frederick Rog
ers, and will be assigned to the Atlan
tic squadron. Slie will be manned by
370 seamen and 60 marines.
Failures throughout the United
States for the week ended on the 12th,
as reported by R. G. Dun & Co., were
240, against 241 for the corresponding
week last year. For Canada the fail
ures were 28, against 24 last year.
A imspatcii from Bombay says it is
reported there that the British war
ship Bonaventure, while making a
passage from ColombS, Ceylon, to Pon
dicherry, capital of the French settle
ments in India, lost TO men by sun
The movements of the Spanish col
umns in Pinar del Rio have again been
placed under the immediate direction
of Gen. Ochando, the chief of the staff,
instead of acting independently under
the direction of their immediate com
manders. A new society, known as the Ameri
can Order of United Catholics, was or
ganized in New York city four months
ago, the primary object of which is to
fight the A. P. A. There are already
nine councils of the new order in New
Ox the 11th Secretary of State Olney
received a cablegram from Consul
General Knight at Cape Town saying
that John Hays Hammond and the
other reform leaders had been re
leased. They were fined 25,000, with
out banis hment.
It was rumored in Havana, on the
9th, that the insurgents intended to
blow up the gas works and cut off the
water supply of that city. This rumor
caused considerable excitement, be
cause it is known that the insur
gents have hitherto accomplished
everything they have said they would
The president, on the 8th, signed an
order granting permission to the
Chickasaw tribe of Indians in the In
dian territory to draw upon the United
Stites treasury for S100.000 outof their
fund of 81,300,000 to pay the current
and national expenses of that tribe.
The consent of the senate remained to
Capt. Am en V. Reed, U. S. X., has
been detached from the command of
the navy yard at Portsmouth, X. H.,
and ordered to his home, preliminary
to his retirement. Capt. Reed is the
officer to whom President Cleveland
refused promotion,on the recommenda
tion of an examining board, and he
was obliged to retire.
Among the passengcrson the steamer
City of Washington, which arrived at
New York, on the 10th, from Havana,
were J. D. Dclgado and his sou M. M.
Dclgado. Both gentlemen have suf
fered many indignities at the hands of
Spanish otticials in Cuba, and were on
their way to Washington to lay their
grievances before the president and
President Cleveland was a busy
man. on the Hth, considering and
signiDg bills rushed to the White
House from both houses of congress.
His cabinet officers were with him to
give advice on measures connected
with their several departments, and
Private Secretary Thurber was also
called in to the hasty consultations
accessary in each case.
A tetitiox for the pardon of Capt.
J. il. S. Wiborg of the steamer Horsa,
recently convicted for his connection
with a filibustering expedition to Cuba,
was presented to the president on the
10th. The petition was indorsed, by
nearly all the memliers of the senate
and house, irrespective of party, and
by newspaper men and shipowners
along the Atlantic coast.
TnE Tennessee Coal, Iron fc Rail
road Co., the most extensive producers
in the south, have concluded negotia
tions with an Italian stcelmaking con
cern at Geuoa, Italy, to supply them
annually for a term of years with 50,
000 tons of Alabama pig. The sale
was made in competition with English
ironmakers, who have heretofore been
supplying the Genoa parties.
The funeral of Frank Mayo, the
well-known actor, took place in Phila
delphia, oh the 12th, from Holy Trin
ity P. E. church, where services were
conducted by Kev. Dr. Wm. Neilson
McVickar, assisted by Rev. Levi B.
Edwards. The floral offerings were
handsome and the edifice was filled
with relatives and friends of the de
ceased. Interment was privately
made at West Laurel QUI cemetery.
THE EEWS IN BETEP.
Iw the senate, on the 8th, the new general de
ficiency bill was passed without amendment.
A final conference report on the post office ap
propriation bill was agreed lo. Partial confer
ence reports on the Indian appropriation bill
and the District of Columbia appropriation
bill were made and agreed to and further con
ferences ordered. The immigration bill was
taken up. and Mr. Morgan (Ala.) made another
Ion? speech upon the war in Cuba In the
house, in continuation of the session of the
6th, a large number of bills were passed
under suspensioa of. the rules and conference
reports were presented and agreed to on the
post office (Snal). Indian and District of Co
lumbia appropriation bills. The serceant-at-arms
was directed to telegraph to absent
members that their presence was necessary
to the transaction of public business.
In the senate, on the 9th. final conference re
ports on the naval appropriation bill and the
Indian appropriation bill were received ar.d
agreed to. The question of contract Indian
schools was compromised by allowing them
(when there are no other schools to ta!;e
thtir place) an appropriation during the
fiscal year Other measures of no gen
eral importance occupied the remainder of
the session In the house the contested
election case of Aldrich (rp.) against Un
derwood Mem.), from the Ninth Alabama di
strict, was deciiied in favor of the contestant,
and Mr. Aldrich was sworn in. The linal con
ference reports on the Indian t.x. naval ap
propriation bills were ajrree:! to. The confer
ence report on the sundry civil appropriations
bill, except the public buildings appropriation,
was apreed to. Some bills of minor impor
tance were passed.
In the senate, on the 10th. the contempt of
curt bi'l was discussed at lensrth and passed.
The differenc between the two houses on the
District of Columbia appropriation bill was
Compromised by continuing the appropriation
to sectarian charities, but declaring that no
further appropriations for this purpose shall
be made after June 10. 1W7. A number of bills
were passed and a concurrent resolution was
agreed to for final adjournment on the 1 Ith at
fouro'chick In the house, under suspen
sion of the rules, a large number of bills were
passed. The house concurred in senate amend
ment to the sundry civil appropriations bill.
thus ending the dead-lock on the last of the
appropriation bills, and passed the senate con
current resolution for final adjournment on the
11th at four o'clock.
Is the senate, on the 11th. the principal busi
ness of the day was awaiting the hour of final
adjournment at four o'clock. Meantime the
District of Columbia appropriation bill was
received and signed by the vice-president, thus
disposing of the last of the general appropria
tion bills. A bill was passed rramlng a pen
sion to the widow of Uea. V. H. Gibson, of
Ohio. A committee was appointed to wait
upon the president and inform him that con
gress was ready to adjourn. The usual resolu
tions of thanks were passed. At four o'clock
the fall of the gavel announced the close of the
session In the house a number of private
pension and relief bills were passed. Messrs.
Pitney, Blue and Dockery were appointed
house members of the joint committee to sit
during the summer and investigate the chari
ties of the District of Columbia. A resolution
thanking Speaker Ueed for the '"ability, faith
fulness a:vi impartiality" with which he had
discharged his duties was adopted, and the first
session of the Fifty-fourth congress passed
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Frank Mayo, the celebrated actor.
died very suddenly of paralysis of the
heart, on the Sth. while on board a
I'nion Pacific fast mail, going east,
near (Irand Island, Neb.
The president, on the 8th, signed the
revised general deficiency appropria
tion bill, which had been amended to
meet his objections.
The senate committee on finance de
cided, on the !th, to conduct their in
vestigation of the sale of bonds in
Tiis democratic primaries at Hamil
ton, O.. on the Mil, resulted in the elec
tion of C6 silver and two gold dele
gates to the Democratic suite conven
tion at Columbus, June 23.
Amid the booming of cannon, the
playing of bands, the .shrieks of fac
tory whistles, and the shouts of a vast
concourse of people the Mclvinley dec
orated corn train began its journey,
on the 8th, from Wichita, Kas., to the
St. Louis convention.
Hf.hmax Keck, a diamond merchant
of Cincinnati, recently convicted in
the United States district court at
Philadelphia of attempting to smug
gle diamonds valued at 87,000 into port
from Antwerp, was sentenced, on the
9th, to one year's imprisonment ia the
Eastern Pennsylvania penitentiary
and fined S200.
Capt. A. (I. Hill died at. Decatur,
Ind., on the Hth, aged fi4. He was cap
tain of a company in the Eighty-ninth
Indiana regiment. When Lincoln
called for volunteers lie closed the
Eagle office, of which he was publish
er, and enlisted with his entire force,
taking his office boy as drummer.
The Newport (Pa. ! spoke and handle
works owned by John McNeal. were
destroyed by fire, on the 9th, together
with about 120,000 finished spokes.
The machinery is damaged beyond re
pair. Wonn reached Washington, on the
Hth, that Mr. llanuis Taylor, United
States minister to Spain, had leen
taken ill in Paris. He was on his re
turn to Madrid from England, after
sending his family home.
Delegate Catkon, of New Mexico,
has reported to the house from the ter
ritories committee the bill for the ad
mission of that territory to the sister
hood of states.
The Nuehtfeid & Ilaynes Piano Co.
of New Vork made an assignment op.
the 10th. Liabilities, S35.000; nominal
assets, S31,000. The company was in
corporated in 1395 with a capital stock
On the 10th, the czar, in commemo
ration of his coronation, subscribed the
aggregate sum of 250,000 rubles to
On the 10th Archbishop Elder ot
Cincinnati celebrated his golden ju-
Hon. Alexander Terrell, minister
to Turkey, sailed from New York, on
the 10th, on the steamer St. Paul for
i Southampton, on his way to Constan
The president, on the 10th, approved
I the act amending the act providing
! for the protection of the Alaska sal
! mon fisheries.
i The Grand Rapids & Indiana rail
j road was sold, on the loth, to the Penn
j sylvania Railroad Co. for 500,000, sub
I ject to first and second mortgage
j Hon. D. A. McDonald, ex-lieuten-i
ant-governor of the provience of Que
bec, tan., died in the city of Montreal
on the loth.
The National siengerfest at Pitts
burgh. Pa., closed on the 11th. From
artistic and financial point's of view it
proved more of a success than was an
ticipated by the most sanguine.
Hon. Matt W. Ransom, United
States minister to Mexico, who is in
Washington on leave of absence, talks
encouragingly of affairs in the Mexi
Sylvester Ryan, 28 years of age,
his brother Albert, aged 24, and Pat
rick Scigh, aged 40 years, all single
and employes of the Philadelphia Nat
ural lias Co. at New Kensington, Fa.,
were drowned in the Allegheny river
at Logan's ferry on the 11th.
John Wood and Pen McCalla, work
men engaged in removing the scaf
folding from the interior of the new
big chimney of the Grand Rapids
(Mich.) street railway company's pow
erhouse, fell 75 feet, on the 11th, and
were fatally injured, lioth were men
The First national bank of Earned,
Kas., capital 550,000, closed its doors
on the 11th.
P. C. Jones, who was minister of
finance under the Hawaiian monarchy
and is a member of a leading Hono
lulu banking house, is on his way to
New York to interest capitalists in the
refunding of the Hawaiian bonded
debt of S3,0'.iG,000, drawing six per
cent. It is propose ! to take up these
bonds and issue instead four per cent,
ltn.i. West, a noted Indian territory
desperado and murderer of United
States Marshal Lincoln Kinney, who
recently escaped from the county
jail at Topeka, Kas., was killed in Il
linois City, I. T.. on the night of the
11th, by Thomas Carlisle, wjiile resist
Wi.adysi.aw Stolzman, charged
with the murder of Vincent Stezel
eckis, on October 5, 1S95, in the town
of Sedleiman, near Warsaw, in Rus
sian Poland, was arrested in Cleve
land, O., on the 12th. The prisoner
claimed it is for political reasons he is
The resignation is aunounced ol
Prof. Egbert G. Smith as president of
Andover (Mass.) Theological seminary,
after a service of 18 years. George
Harris Abbott, professor of theolog3't
will succeed him.
KitPouTS received from Canea, Crete,
say that the Turks have pillaged and
burned 20 hamlets in the interior oi
Isaac H. Maynakd. ex-judge of the
New York court of appeals, dropped
dead, on the 12th, in the Hotel Ken
more at Albany, N. Y. Heart dis
ease was the cause.
The Spanish prisons at Ceuta are
filled with prisoners to their utmost
capacity, and all the prisoners de
ported from Cuba will hereafter be
sent to the island of Fernando Po.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Tmni;il the smoke of burning vil
iages can ie seen from the European
ruivrs alone leagues of the (.'retail
.".ist, the porte has sent official com
munications to tiie various embassies
leelaring that perfect order ami peace
prevail throughout the island, iius
s':a lias again became a dead weight oil
any action by the Powers in connection
with Crete, opposing anything beyond
lip'... malic protes's, which would, of
cour-e. be as fuii'.cas they were iu the
.rase of Armenia.
It was aunounced in London, on the
14th, that negotiations between Pus
sia and Japan were on the verge of
conclusion looking to a practical
joint protectorate over Coi-ea. For
the purposeof niaintainingorder. each
power may keep ."ik troops in Seoul,
and in case of emergency may laud ad
The weekly statement of the New
York city associated banks for the
week ending on the 12th, showed the
following changes: Reserve, increase,
S-iyo,7.".i; loans, decrease, S2.54O.S0O;
specie, increase, S."s5.4iiO: legal tenders,
increase. SI. 516. 700: deposits, decrease.
S:i.".(i.('iOO; circulation, decrease, 5214,400.
In the fire which destroyed ware
house A of the White Miils Distilling
Co.. in the southwestern portion of
Louisville, Ky., on the Hth, 7,300 bar
rels of whisky were burned; loss.
SI 25.000. Val Schwatz, a fireman, was
fatally burned by falling into a stream
of blazing whisky.
Thomas Dawi.ey. the correspondent
of Harper's Weekly, who was arrested
in Cuba some time ago on the charge of
being in communication with the reb
els, was released, on the Hth. from
Morro castie. where he had been con
fined since he was taken into custody.
John Keakd, of Danville, 111, aud
Henry Miller, of Mount Joy. Pa., ap
pointed postmasters by Prcs'dent
Cleveland and not confirmed by the sen
ate, have been reappointed.
Di king a severe storm, on the 24th,
a ro.vboat containing live persons was
capsized in the Delaware river, near
Gloucester City. N. J.. and three of the
occupants were drowned.
Ex-Gov. Ali-hei's Felch, of Michi
gan, died at Ann Arbor, on the 13th,
aged 00. He was a native of Maine,
and filled many positions of trust dur
ing his long life.
Thomas Antoine Fkreiko Rihkiko. i
well-known Portuguese statesman and
litterateur died in Lisbon, on the 14th.
He was well known bath as a poet and
a prose writer.
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Arrangements have been completed
by the executive committee of the Mis
souri state board of agriculture for a
series of experiments with Texas cat
tle. These tests will include the fol
lowing: Experiments to ascertain
the value of dipping infected
southern cattle in some fluid that
will kill the Texas tick, with a
view of rendering them incapable of
spreading the infection. Native cattle
will be inoculated with a serum in or
der to render them immune to south
ern fever, thereby enabling Missouri
breeders to supply Texas with im
proved males. Experiments will also
be conducted to ascertain what con
nection, if any, the Texas tick has in
communicating splenetic fever. A box
of ticks has been received from Aus
tralia by Frof. Walters, director of the
experiment station. This is supposed
to be a fever-bearing insect, and will
be thoroughly tested on native cattle.
He Was Well Known.
Judge Milo Blair, of Sedalia, died at
Jefferson City, at the residence of his
son-in-law, John F. Heinrichs. He
was 70 years of age, and was born in
New York state. He edited papers at
various times in lioonvilleand Sedalia,
and was mayor of the former city sev
eral terms, and also served as postmas
ter of Sedalia. He was the republican
nominee for lieutenant-governor in
1880. His remains were taken to Foon
ville for burial.
IVrlshed In m Coal Mine.
The body of Charles Alexander, of
near Burlington Junction, was found
in a coal mine near that place. Alex
ander left home, ostensibly to look
after his fish lines. The next day his
body was recovered from a coal shaft
near his home. From the indications
he had attempted to descend into the
mine and was overcome by gas and
perished. Alexander was 26, and leaves
a widow and two children.
Will Not Call an Kxtra Session.
Gov. Stone declines to call an extra.
session of the legislature, as suggested
by Mayor Walbridge of St. Louis, to
formulate an amendment to the con
stitution so as to allow St. Louis to is
sue bonds to rebuild and remodel the
eleemosynary and penal institutions.
The governor believes an extra session
is unnecessary, and then it would be
3Iining Froperty Flooded.
A cloudburst, accompanied by a
fierce electrical storm, struck Webb
City and vicinity, flooding the entire
county and causing great damage to
mining and other property and the
wheat crop. Two months will be re
quired to reduce the superabundance
of water in the mines so that active
operations can be resumed.
Hog Cholera anil Swine Plague.
Steps are being taken by the state
ooard of agriculture to make further
inquiries as to the causes, nature and
remedy for hog cholera and swine
plague during the coming fall. Re
port of outbreaks, with a history of
preceding conditions, is desired by the
experiment station, and should be sent
to the board at Columbia.
Fell From a Train and Killed.
The body of an unknown man wa3
found terribly mangled by the side of
the Missouri. Kansas & Texas tracks
at Clayton. 16 miles southwest of Ne
vada. He had probably fallen from a
night train. He was a one-legged man.
On the right arm was the tattooed
figure of a woman in India ink.
She ( lines to Her Husband.
Karl Schmidt was arrested at St
Jeseph, charged with stealing a team
of horses in Gentry county. Schmidt
ciairns he is innocent, and that his ar
rest is a bit of spite work. When locked
up his wife persisted in accompanying
him, and is sharing his cell.
Heavy Itains in Callaway.
The eastern portion of Cailaway
county was visited by a severe rain
storm a few days ago. Parties who
lived in the bottoms abandoned their
homes and took refuge in farmhouses
along the ridges. The loss to crops
and live stock is great.
An Octogenarian Gone.
Daniel Y. Dale, for 50 years a promi
nent resident of Utica, Livingston
county, died recently, aged 80 years.
He was born in London. England, in
1810, and came to the United States
when about grown, and was ever since
The Cyclone Unnerved Him. I
John R. Best, president of the Big
Four Lumber Co.
Louis, cut his
tar oat and died. It is generally be
lieved that he committed the act dur
ing a fit of temporary insanity, caused
by a shock received during the cyclone
Won a Gold Medal.
In the oratorical contest at the
Southeast normal, Cape Girardeau,
there were eight contestants for the
regents' gold medal. Mr. G. S. Sum
mers, of Jackson, won the medal bv his
rendering of "The Cuban Republic."
A Miller Crushed to Death.
Fred Sibold. a prominent youngmil
ler of Fairfield, Benton county, was
crushed to death instantly. He was
starting the machinery when hiscloth
ing caught in a wheel which could not
be stopped in time to save his iife.
Taken to ?prineneid for Safety.
Ed Perry and William Yost, murder
ers of the Sawyer family, have been
removed from the jail at Ava to the
jail at Springfield for safe keeping.
At the Warrenubnrs Normal.
Commencement exercises of class C
of the state normal school. Second dis
trict, Warrensburg, were well attend
ed, tnd diplomas were presented.
Saved a Bad Man's Neck.
W. H. Gregg was arrested at Clear
mont, Nodaway county, charged with
badly treating a nine-year-old girl, aud
narrowly escaoed beinir lvnched.
DUN'S COMMERCIAL REVIEW.
Gradual Increase In the Number of Fall
ores Reported The Late Speculative Re
action Had No Effect Upon the Business
Outlook Unreliable Government Crop
Report Discounted In Advance Blight
Advance In Hoots and Shoes.
New York, June 13. R. G. Dun A
Co. say to-day in their weekly review
Failures for the week have been 246
in the United States against 241 last
year and 2S in Caoada against 24 last
Speculative reaction has not the
least changed the business outlook.
The fictitious price made for wheat
and cotton meant no good except for
individuals, and the change in prices
nearly in accord with actual re
lations of demand and supply, only
conforms to conditions which have
been known for months.
The attacks on stocks on Wednesday
was so plainly artificial that its influ
ence passed with the day and neither
in foreign relations nor in domestic
business was there any thing to jus
The government report as to wheat
indicated a much smaller yield than
anybody really expects, but that has
become so much the rule that the re
port had no real influence and the
pr.ncipal effect was the serious depre
ciation caused by large sales in antici
pation of the report, which seemed tc
be thoroughly known in advance tc
some speculators. The government
estimate as to cotton was unexpect
edly favorable, and has caused a de
cline of more than half a cent in a
Railroad earnings ior the first week
of June were 4.1 per cent, larger than
It is not the time to look for marked
improvement in industries, and the
best thing that can be said of them is
that none have as yet been seriously
disturbed by threatened labor difficul
ties. It seems not improbable that all
such difficulties may b; averted, ex-I
ccpt, perhaps, th controversy about
wages of iron puddlers and tin plate
workers. Markets are extremely dull,
because a great number of orders for
finished products are kept back hy un
certainty regarding the maintenance
of prices by the various pools and com
binations. In all the markets the
tendency is toward lower prices.
The demand for boots and shoes
seems slightly better notwithstanding
an advance of 2,!4' cents per pair is de
manded on some staple qualities. The
textile manufacturers are making nc
improvement The accumulation oi
cotton goods continues. Print cloths
have declined to the lowest point evei
reached and a general stoppage to re
lieve the market is expected. Sales oi
wool in two weeks of June have been
only 5,823,000 pounds, against 12,502,
000 pounds last year, and no gain is
expected in the manufacture for soma
time to come.
Gen. Baratierl Acquitted of the Charge
for which He was Court-Martialed.
Massowah, June 13. The court
martial trying Gen. Baratieri yester
day found him not guilty of the
charges preferred against him. Gen.
Baratieri was commander of the Ital
ian forces employed in the campaign
against the Abyssinians. He was in
personal command of the army when,
in March last.the Abyssinians inflicted
a crushing defeat on the Italians.
He was tried before a court
martial for crime, coming under the
provisions of articles 74 to SS of the
luilit.iry penal code, of having on
March 1 last attacked the Abyssiniaus
from inexcusable motives under cir
cumstances rendering defeat inevita
ble, aud of having abandoned the chief
command of the troops from 12:30 on
March 1 until nine o'clock on March
3, thereby failing to give the orders
required for lessening the conse
quence.! the defeat.
A MOTHER ARRESTED
Charged with the Murder of Her On
Columbus, O., Juue 13. Hannah
Powell, ageu 50, was placed under ar
rest yesterday afternoon charged with
the murder of her daughter Anna
Powell, aged 33. They lived together
in a house on the West side, and yes
terday afternoon Mrs. Powell raised aa
alarm and said her daughter had com
mitted suicide. She was found lying
on the kitchen floor with a bullet
iu her brain. She lived but a
few minutes. By her side was a re
volver with one chamber empty.
There was a bullet wound through the
left arm indicating that she had
thrown up her arm to ward off the
shot, and the bullet passed through
the fleshy part of the arm and into
the head. This disproves the suicide
story, and tiie police thiuk the women
were quarreling and it culminated ia
Lowered Tueli Mile Record
Buffalo, N. Y June 13. A sextette
cycle crew here made a trial at their
best record Thursday afternoon on
the straightaway asphalt boulevard
just north of the city. The maeliiuj
was manned by Van llerrick, Keuyou.
Miiler, L'lbricht, Fitzgerald auii
YeighL They succeeded in lowering
their record ten seconds, covering the
mile in 1:35 4-5.
Fred Loughren, who followed the
sextette on a single, covered the dis
tance iu 1:37.
FATALLY SHOT BY A HALFBREED
The Latter Instantly Killed by a Ilulle
Through the Heart.
WissiPES.Man., June 12. A Calga.rj
dispatch says: Mounted Police iuspec
tor Godin was fatally shot while rid
ing near the barracks to-night by a
half breed named Duchene. After be
ing wounded Godin fired at Duchene
and shot him through the heart Go
din then rode to the barracks aud
dropped off his horse in a dying condi
tion, relating facts as above in his
ante-mortem statement His recovery
Kepeatlns;, with Impunity ia the Island oft
Crete. Their Awful Atrocities In Arme
nia Rnuia, as Before, Opposing Any.
thins; Beyond Diplomatic irotests,whlch ,
Means a Cart Blanche for Rapine aud.
Losdox. June 4. Though the
smoke of burning villages can be seen
from the European cruisers along
leagues of the Cretan coast, the porte
has sent official communications to the
various embassies, declaring that per
fect order and peace prevail through
out the island. Russia has again be
come a deadweight on any action by
the powers in connection with Crete.
She opposes anything beyond diplo--
uiatic protests, which would, oi
course, be as futile as they were in the
case of Armenia. In the repre
sentations of Greece against
permitting the Turks to crush
the rising in the island by sheer
force of arms the powers have made
and will make no response, while the
porte is sending fresh battalions of
troops to Crete to be employed against
the Christian insurgents. The forces
on the island under command of Ab
dullah Pasha will soon number 20.000
men. Russia is not even nentral in
the matter. She has brought pressure
to bear upon the king of Greece to pre-
vent any action being taken by the
Greek government and also to put a
stop to supplies being sent to the in
surgents. The sum of the position is that the
Turks are getting a free hand to deal
with the Christians as they will, and
they are doing it witb a vengeance.
Reliable advices from Constantino
ple are to the effect that the sultan is
suffering with a tumor of the spiue.
His physicians wanted to perforin an
operation on him, but when he was
told that it could only be per
formed at the risk of his life he
declined to permit the physicians to
operate. It appears that at the
Sclamlik ou Friday, the Moslem sab
bath, when the sultan drives in state
from the palace to the mosque to per
form his religious duties, his face was
painted in order to conceal from the
spectators the ravages caused by his
illness. The British government displays no
interest whatever in the Cretan ques
tion, its hands are full with the Sou
DEATH OF EX-GOV. FELCH
Marks the Close of a Long Life Crowded
ft'ull of Honors.
Axn Akbok, Mich., June 14. Ex
Gov. Alpheus Felch died at 2:15 o'clock
Alpheus Feleh was born at Lim
erick, Me., in 1800. He graduated
from Bowdoin college in the class of
127, and was admitted to the bar in
ISoO. He practiced three years at
Iloulton, Me. Then he went to Cin
cinnati and thence betook himself to
Michigan, and at Ann Arbor found
his place of permanent abode. In
135 he was elected to the legisla
ture. In l3rf he was appointed,
one of the state bank commissioners.
In :?42 he became auditor-general,
and in the same year was given a place
on the supreme bench by the governor.
He was elected governor of Michigan
in 1S45, and was elected to the L'uited
States senate for a full six-years' term
Afterwards he served as president ci
the commission which settled Spauish
and Mexican land claims in California.
He was for many years on the board
of regents of the Michigan state uni
versity. RUSSSIA AND JAPAN
On the Verce of an Agreement for a
Joint floteetorate Over Corea.
Loxuox, Juue 15. It is stated that
the negotiations between Russia aud
Japan arc ou the verge of conclusion
aud that the agreement arrived at is
tantamount to a joint protectorate
over Corea. Field Marshal Yamagata,
who went to Russia as the representa
tive oi the mikado at the coronation
of the czar, lias exchanged contract
ing notes with the Russian govern
ment, agreeing that Russia and Japan
shall act to;;etl!er in the maintenance
of order iu Lorca, and that each power
shall keep a small force of 500 troops,
iu Seoul, the capital. This force ia
not to he increased, except by mutual
consent, unless iu the case of the land
ing o uieu from war ships of the con
tracting powers iu the event of sudden
CHAUNCEY'S LITTLE JOKE
Anent tiov. Morton's Telegram Declining
St. Louis, June 13. Mr. Piatt last
evening received an answer from a tel
egram to Gov. Morton asking if it
were true he had notified Mr. Depew
that he would not accept the vice
presidency. Mr. Morton answered
that it was true.
A humorous incident occurred in
connection with this episode. An en
terprising newspaper reporter came to
Mr. Chauucey M. Depew and said that
it was whispered about thj corridors
of the hotels that the telegram he re
ceived from Gov. Mortoa with refer
ence to the vice-presidency was a.
'Well," said Mr. Depew, with a hu
morous twinkle of the eye, "come to
thiuk of it, it wasn't in Morton's hand
writing, "and then he laughed heartily
and the enterprising newspaper ma a
SAID OF WOMEN.
"Tier eyes arc songs without words."
"Silence, when nothing needs be said,
is the eloquence of discretion." P.ovele.
-Love will make men dare to die for
their lH-loved love alone; and women
a well as men." Plato.
"Whenever a man strives to achieve
undying fame, you may be sure that
he is trying to please some woman."
The tone of a piano is best when ih6
Instrument is Jiot near-a-waJl