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ADMIRAL SAMPSON I
The End Comes at His Home in Washington
at 5 O'Clock This
IS SEIZED WITH VIOLENT HEMORRHAGES
Fails Rapidly, Expiring Few Hours After Laps
ing Into Unconscious
REAR ADMIRAL SAMPSON.
Washington, May ((. Hear Admiral
W. T. Sampson died at o'clock
Washington, May C. Admiral
Sampson today had violent hnn-
Wilhcliuina. Very Low, Hut There
. is Still Hope Tor
The Hague, May G.- Queen Wilhcl
rnina's physicians in the nmniin bul
letin say: "The queen had a quiet
night. Her condition is fairly satis
factory, althonp-h the patient still re
fill ires rrcat care and attention."
The Hague. May . I.ast evening
passed quietly at 1 .00 palace, hut Drs.
Uoessingh and l'ot remained at the
queen's bedside. Haron Clifford, mas
ter of the queen's household, said:
"Her majesty's fever has not in
creased, and we are quietly and hope
fully awaiting the results of a good
night's rest for the queen. There is
no cause for immediate disquietude."
WHITECAPPERS AFTER MANY
Cue la Which It I-ook Like H!iWrj IV aa
Martinsville. Ind., May fi. A case
of wbitecapping that occurred rear
Morgantown some weeks ago lias been
kept quiet that the crime might be
fastened 011 the guilty ' parties. A
man named Scott Williams is said to
have I tern the victim. Williams was
preparing to remove to Indianapolis,
had his household goods loaded oil
wagons, and had gone to th(f home
of his father. Jacob Williams, near by,
to siend the night.
About 11 o'clock that ni-iht eight
men broke open the door to Williams
room, carried him some distance from
the house and ga.T him a treating
with their lists. One wound on Wil
liams' head caused him considerable
trouble for several days. The clothing;
of the men was taken from the house
ami searched, which leads to the belief
that the eight men were after money.
Members of the family say they rec
ognized some of the men, anil have
given the name to attorneys here.
Glaxa FlanTTvill Oo to Ohio.
Marion. Ind., May 0. The Canton
Class works, one of the largest on
the gas lelt. has nofliicd its employes
that the plaut will le dismantled after
the present tire. The- plant will le
moved to Cambridge, )., where the
company has a plant. The scarcity of
gas is given as the reason for leaving
Three Men I'robahly Prownpd.
Neenah, Wis., May '.. Three young
men of this city Hen Dictz. Will
IlautTe and Itolert Wohld went out
on Lake Winnebago last Friday on a
fishing trip. A severe storni blew up
late in the afternoon and nothing has
been heard or seen of them since.
Lightning Kills I'lihermao.
Ashtabula. )., May C. John Hum
phrey, of Madison, went tishing last
Friday, and nothing more was sen of
him till Sunday, when his dead body
and that of his dog were found in a
hollow tree that had teen struck by
lightning. . . .
y! v-::.if -''' .fil l! i tt
A J I I 9 f I M i I ,i m ;..- - m. -it -L. .
orrhages. His conlit ion is critical.
At - tliis. a fternoou Sanisoii was
unconscious :nil breathing lalmrious
)y. Physicians state lit is failing ra-
i'll.v, ami the end may come at any
State Gets Iiusy in the Matter of a
tion. St. Ixuis, May .- Thirty-two wit
nesses have lnen summoned by Attor
ney General H. C Crow to testify be
fore Chief Justice Hurgess.of the. state
supreme court, at Jefferson City,
where an investigation of the alleged
beef trust is on today. It Is said that
under the anti-trust laws of" Missouri
the beef companies can be prohibited
from doing business in this state if
thej- are found to be violating the stat-
The list of witnesses to be examined
includes representatives from Armour,
Swift. Morris, Dold, Cudahy and the
St. Louis Dressed Heef company. There
are also cattle buyers and shippers. St.
Louis. Kansas City and St. Joseph
butchers, and wholesale dealers from
several isuuts in the state. The chief
justice will deliver the testimony to
the attorney general after the hearing,
and Crow will decide whether to insti
tute proceedings against any individ
ual, lirm or company under -the anti
J oat IV fiat Va Wanted.
Omaha, Teb.. May ;. The eastern
two-thirds of Nebraska has been vis
ited with a general rain, with indica
tions favorable to a -ont intuition. West
ern Iowa also received relief in a fair
soaking. The past ten days had leen
very warm and the ground was begin
ning to feel the effect of the heat but
this raiurall relieves any apprehension
of extreme dry weather, and will put
the soil in prime condition.
Wua I'rohably the Man.
Omaha. Neb.. May C. The ImmI.y of
Henry Tienten. a prominent farmer
of West 1'oint who is siipioscd to be
the man who jnuipi-d from the Missou
ri river bridge in this city a few days
ago. has been recovered. Tienten came
to this city after having made an at
tempt on the lire or his divorced wife
at West Point. His identity was es
tablished by cards and letters found
in his clothing.
Itailway Men Itoycott Meat.
Danville, Ills. . May C All the Chi
cago and Eastern Illinois railroad
shopmen, us well as many other citi
zens, have agreed not to buy trust
meat. As a result several butchers
have determined to deal exclusively
in meat killed in Danville. The loeal
agents of the trust are asking the
butchers to purchase theusualamount.
but so far their appeals have been of
Washington. May 6. The cases of
alleged assault against Senator Mon
ey, of Mississippi, Orpha II. Shaner,
street car conductor, nnrl .lames K.
HMiper, foreman of the fire depart
ment, all growing out of the street
car altercation about ten days ago,
were nolleprossed and formally aban
doned in the police court today.
REPLY OF TRUST
Northern Securities Ccmpany's
Rejoinder to the Suit Against
Tnat Great Merger.
OHAEGE OP COUSPIEACY IS DENIED
Said Company Docs Not Own a Ma
jority of the Stock Involved
in the Big Deal.
St. rani. May . "An enterprise in
aid of u great competitive interstate
and international commerce," is the
description of the Northern Securities
company given in the answer tiled
by the attorneys for that corporation
in the suit brought by Attorney Gen
eral 1. C. Knox, on behair of the
United States, to enjoin the so-called
merger of the Northern Pae'tic and
Great Northern railways. This answer
was tiled late yesterday in the United
States circuit court in this city, and at
the same time individual answers were
also tiled by James J. Hill, William
1. Clough, 1. Willis James, John S.
Kennedy. George F. Haker and the
Great Northern railway, and by J.
I'ierpont Morgan. Koliert Uacon. Dan
iel S. Iimont and the Northern Facihc
Conspiracy Charge I Drilled.
These various papers follow the
same lines. The answer of the North
ern Securities company is divided into
two parts. The lirst part is largely
a denial of the petition as respecting
any charge of conspiracy, and as re
specting the puriHJses of the organiza
tion of the securities company. In
stead of owning a majority of the
shares of the Great Northern or North
ern I'acilic companies, it is stated that
those who are interested in the organ
ization of the securities company did
not own within Sltl.otio.ooo f a major
ity of the Great Northern shares, and
little more than one-quarter of the
Northern I'acilic shares.
Stock Sale. Not Tolerated.
This part of the answer also states
that the securities company lias ac
quired by transfer on the Great North
ern books about live-twelfths of that
company's stock, has negotiated for
about four-twelfths of the total of such
stock, which has not been transferred,
and as to that which It has at pres
ent no voting power and has paid on
account of Great Northern and North
ern I'acitic shares purchased over if-SO.-t!Ui.tNN
in cash; that many stockhold
ers have not and may not sell shares,
and that neither company" by any act
or suggestion has solicit d sharehold
ers to set to the securities co-npuny.
Iteasons for the I'urcha of the -y."
In the sccoihI part of the rnswer
the purchase of the Chicago. Turling
ton and Quincy railroad company is
taken up., the reasons, for.syeh "pucr
chase having '"nee'i'lr Tt"is" alleged, er
roneously stated in the petition, and
atteution is called to the sparsely set
tled or unsettled nature of the coun
try through which the Great North
ern lines run. the abundance of raw
materials to le hauled at a low mile
age rate: the great timber wealth in
the I'licilie northwest and the neces
sity of a return load for the cars tak
ing this timber to the prairie states;
the development of trade with eastern
Asia as a means of securing sueh re
turn loads, and the establishment of a
connecting steamship line for that pur
pose. THEY DESERT AGAIN
Fort Sheridan Prisoners liliml and
Gag Sentry and
Chicago. .May . Two prisoners .at
Fort Sheridan made a successful at
tempt to escape. In a clump of bushes
through which they were passing in
the south end of the reservation they
sprang upon the sentry who was
guarding them and disarmed him.
Then they tied his bauds, put a gag in
his mouth, and at the point of his own
gun marched him almost to Highland
1'ark and there turned him loose while
The prisoners were A. K. Hutterlield
and Hubert Hagdon. and they Mere
sentenced to the guard house for two
ami three years, respectively, for de
rertion. The sentry who was a victim
of their sudden attack was George
Smith, a private in the Ninth bat
tery. The occurrence threw the 'fort
In a commotion and fully Hx soldiers
joined in the search, but the fugitives
were not retaken.
Proceedings Filcil in the Circuit
Court by St. Louis National
St. Louis, 'May fi. In the circuit
court today a petition presented by
President Uobinson, of the St. Louis
National League Haseball club to re
strain Wallace, Harper and Heidrick
from playing Nnvith the American
league team was filed. The judges
declared the players' contracts one
sided. In Lahor World.
New York, May 0. As a result of
the conference between the presidents
of the leading anthracite coal roads
here today it is believed prospects tf
a strike by the miners is most im
probable. St. 1'huI, May 6. A general sympa
thy strike among the building trades
has been ordered by the building1
In Diplomatic Corps to
Be Filled by Bragg
ARE OVER IN CUBA
House Committee Hears
Arguments of Pro
Washington, May C. The presi
dent has selected Herbert O. Squiers
for the post of minister plenipotentiary
(etc.) to Cuba, and General Edward S.
Hragg, of Wisconsin, for consul gen
eral at Havana. Squiers selection ful
lills the very lirst requirement laid
down bv the president, name v.. that
the minister to Havana should Ite a
man of diplomatic experience. He is a
native of Canada but was appointed
from New York and has had service
at Herlin and Peking running tliruugh
about seven years.
General Hragg. the new consul gen
eral at Havana, was born in Unadilla.
N. Y., in He entered the Union
army as a captain iulsCil and reached
the "grade of l.rij-ndier general in the
regular establishment. He vas com
mander of the famous "Iron, Hrlgade,"
has bceo. iu confess and served as
minister to Mcxicjc. His present home
is at Fond du Iic, Wis.
. Milwakuee, May 0. A special to the
Milwaukee Journal from its staff cor
respondent at Washington says: "Gen
eral I'd ward S. Hragg, of Fond du Lac,
Wis., will be consul general to Havana.
The appointment wil be made this
'Gen. Hragg served several terms
in congress and was minister to Mex
ico undcrthe Cleveland administration.
He was prominent in the Halmer
Huckner movement, ami made several
speeches for the national Hepublican
ticket in the last campaign."
I IE A Kit Til K rKO-HOEKS.
Iloufte Committee Listens to the Desires
I of Friends of the Hnnrhers.
Washington. Slay ;. Tlu' lirst con
gressional hearing to those favoring
mediation for the Hoers was given
yesterday by a sulvcomnilttee of the
house committee on foreign affairs,
consisting of Ada ids of Pennsylvania,
Gillett of Massachusetts and Cousins
of Iowa. The room was crowded with
delegations from many parts of the
country. Including Commandant Sny
inan. who was 011 lie Wet's staff, and
a number or "presidents and otner om
cers of pro-Hoer societies. A number
of members of congress also attended
the hearing, including Hepresentativcs
W. A. Smith, of Michigan: Feely, of
Chicago; Hurke. of Pennsylvania:
Champ Clark, of Missouri: Sulzcr. of
New York, aud Hurlcson, of Texas.
England Would t ear to Take Uinbraijo
Dr. Hexamor. of the National Ger
man Alliance, urged that resolutions
be presented asking the president to
communicate to Great Hritain an ex
pression of the sympathy of the United
States people for those struggling in
South Africa, and expressing the hope
that the unfortunate differences may
be adjusted. Dr. Uexamor said that
Knglaud wotdd not at this time take
umbrage, enfeebled s she was by the
ugly mess, which has become u run
ning sore. He sitoke, he said, as a
Hepublican: and not as a threat, but
as a statement of act, he said that
if these resolutions 'were pigeon-holed
it would mean the loss of l.tx '!,( )
votes of the German Alliance.
V ro-Itoem to Klect a Governor.
Dr. Keyser, chairman of the Hoer
legislative committee, presented a large
number of petitions, tilling, a small
chest, many of them tiound in volumes.
He said that the governors of Illinois,
Louisiana and Colorado were strongly
pro-Hoer and that one of the most ag
gressive Hoer wympathizcrs would le
chosen governor of Pennsylvania. Hci
resenfjrtive William Alden Smith and
others protested against the sale of
horses and mules to the I'.ritish. Hep
resentative Smith stated that the
Fifth congressional district of Michi
gan was united to a man in asking
that congress act. and he . expressed
the earnest hope that the committee
would resKnd to the universal senti
ment of. the -ountry in glviug the
house of representatives an opiortu
nity to vote. :
Adams Kxrepta to Uexamor' Talk.
. -ChJiiriuau VdLmu.0 -C - the couares.-
COLOR LINE DRAWN
Convention of Women Adopts
Compromise on the Matter
of Negro Delegates.
ADVOCATED EY SOUTHERN WOMEN
Said to Mean the Practical Proscrip
tion ol" the Negro at Na
Los Angeles. Cal.. May 0. After a
two-hours' discussion of the question
of admission of colored women into
the Women's club the anti-colored wo
men won the day, and the convention
of women here voted overwhelmingly
to accept what is known as the com
promise amendment agreed upon in
New York several weeks ago. There
was absolutely no bitterness in the
preliminary talk outside the conven
tion hall. Yesterday morning there
was suppressed excitement during the
consideration of the charter, which
en me up lirst. and when Mrs. A. O.
Granger, president of the Georgia fed
eration, moved that sections '1 and :
of article II. parts of the promised
amendment, be considered lirst, every
one knew the battle was on.
Section That Wax Adopted.
When points of order and interro
gation points hw thick and fast Mrs.
Lowe retired from the chair tempor
arily .giving Mrs. Denison another op
portunity to preside. Section II. which
was considered and finally .adopted,
and which is the New York compro
mise, reads: 'From a state where a
club is a niembiT of the state federa
tion it would also be eligible to the
general federation, if recommended by
the executive board of the state fed
eration, the jxiwer of admission to re
main as given in article II of the by
laws, as follows."
The adoption of this amendment
means the proscription iu the general
federation of the colored clubs. The
southern women advocated the amend
ment. Till Help the Fndentandiiif-.
Section :. of article II, which will
ce.'i'e ;. to-day should be given now,
to help to an understanding of the
situation. It reads: "The president
shall refer all applications for mem
bership to the commute "on member
ship aHoiiited by the board of direc
tors for ils action upon the same. The
action of tle committee 011 member
ship shall be in writing, and a unani
mous vote of the committee shall be
required to elect. In case the com
mittee fails to avrree the application
shr.U be referred to the whole loard.
the writ fen vote of two-t birds of
which shall be necessary to elect to
Color. Line llcl.l tlte Interest.
Tim color discussion lias entirely
overshadowed the parliamentary rules
yesterday, but at the same time re
ports .-.re Hying fast. There seems to
be a feeling that the Decker forces
are gaining ground. A Colorado
woman staled that seventeen states
have already slated their intention of
voting for her. At 5 o'clock to-morrow
afternoon the " nominating com
mittee is scheduled to meet for the
making up of the ticket. The rumor
that Mrs. Dennison has withdrawn
was promptly denied by her.'
slonul committee, closed the hearing.
He said the only execution which
could ie Taken to Cue addresses was
in the statement of some that a politi
cal question was involved. This was
not a political question, he assertt-d.
The sympathy of the present adminis
tration had been shown by a tender
of its good olliccs. which had been
rejected. As to the question of neu
trality, the facts were before the at
torney general. Adams said that the
issues were not those of domestic poli
ties but of rules of international law.
He assured the speakers that the reso
lutions of sympathy would receive due
UKI ENUS OC It ISI.ANI) I'OI.ICV.
txtdge Talks at Length on the Philippines
.Some Fatal Atrocities.
Washington. May f.. In vindication
of the United States jtolicy in the
Philippines. Lodge addressed the sen
ate yesterday. Long before he began
to speak the galleries were thronged
with people aud the attendance on the
floor of the senate was unusually
large. Mrs. Cowles, the president's
sister, was an interested auditor.
Lodge warmly resented the impu
tations cast on the president, the
sec retary of war and the army for the
alleged cruelties and atrocities said
to have been practiced iu the Philip
pines. He said every effort had been em
ployed by the otlicials in authority to
prevent such cruelties ts had been re
ferred to. and measures had been
taken to punish those guilty of them.
He ha no defense to make of many
of the cases of torture which had been
cited, but the men of the United States
army had been provoked almost be
yond human endurance. He recited
scores of Instances of cruelties and
torture practiced by the Filipino in
surgents on United States prisoners.
Men had had their ears cut off: had
been disemlowIed: Jjad been driven
into streams and while drowning shot
to death: had been tied to tres and
stoned to death by women and chil
dren; others had been buried alive;
others had been shot and boloed
treacherously while succoring the
In the face of these horrible atro
cities some of the Unied States troops
had been guilty of administering thrt
"water cure," but the instances of
this kind were isolated, and no part of
the general policy iu the Philippines.
He vj.irtnly defended General Chaf
fee's conduct of military affaire in
the islands, and paid a brilliant tri
bute to his heroism and patriotism.
As' he concluded his defense of the
United States administration he drew
cordial applause from the galleries.
Eighty-four Start and Forty Succeed in
ing Good Their
List of American Casualties in the Recent
Fierce Hand to Hand En-
Mauil-i. May '. Kighty-fotir Moro
prisoners, under guard, made an at
tempt to escape yesterday. At a pre
concerted signal they got between the
soldiers forming flie guard and a
company at dinner. The Intter, real
izing what had happened, tired on and
pursued the Moros, killing thirty-five
of them and capturing nine. The
other fugitives escaped.
Washington. May ". General Chaf
fee has cabled the war department a
list of casualties at the battle of l'a
yan. Mindanao, which was fought, by
the way. 011 May '2. The killed are:
First Lieutenant Thomas A. Yickers,
Twenty-seventh United States infan
try, and Privates James J. McGrath,
Company F, Twenty-seventh infantry;
William lorenz, Charles Ueynolds and
John Iingdon, Company G, Twenty
seveivth infantry: Alfred J. Callahan,
Frederick Cornell and Corporal Mich
The Seriously Wounded
The seriously wounded are: H. 'S.
Porter, major and surgeon, thigh:
Captain J a met T. Moore, head: Second
Lieutenant Albert L. L. Johnson, lung;
First Lieutenant Henry S. Wagner,
leg and abdomen: Sergeant John Whea
ton. Sergeant Kugeiie L. McCarthy,
Frank A. i'erry. John I'.rady. Arthur
Smith. Edward W. I '.lair. Charley
Cobb. John O'Doiiuell. William II.
P.rogaii. William Hrowu. George W.
Drear. John Daley. Hermidas Viola.
Fetor Sullivan. Joseph Lyons. James
J. Haley (mortally, since died).
Later news is that Lieutenatn Wag
ner's stomach may not be penetrated,
and Captain Moore had a very close
call, the bullet scarring the sea lit. jht
haps making trepanning necessary.
Captain James Moore was appointed
to the military academy from Michi
gan in isss. Major 11. S. Porter en
tered the volunteer service as First
Lieutenant and surgeon of the Second
Illinois infantry in l.S:S.
Attack a Woman and Create State
of War Near
Haeine, Wis., May (!. Fifty Italians
laliorcrs employed by the Milwaukee
railroad made murderous attacks Sun
day night on Miss Nellie Hrown and
Mrs. Sarah l.iuns and fought so des
perately against capture that only two
were caught, and this after the sheriff
had chased them with an automobile.
The two prisoners were lodged in jail
after running the gauntlet of a mob
bent on summary justice.
The gang left its quarters in the
workmen's cars on the siding near the
town of Corliss, seven miles north of
Kacine, aud walked to the saloon of
Deputy Sheriff Thomas Hums for a
carouse. Near the saloon they met
Miss Hrown, who is the daughter of
President William Hrown, of the Cor
liss Kngine works. They insulted the
girl, and when she ran one of them
tird two shots at her from a revolver.
A bullet tore its way through her
skirts and another grazed her head.
The Italians found the mother of
Deputy Sheriff Hums alone at the sa
loon and when she resented their fa
miliartity they tired several shots at
her from their revolvers, but the bul
Jets all lodged in the wall and floor.
The noise of the shooting ind tho
screams of the women attracted a
crowd and the Italians retreated to the
railway station of the Milwaukee road.
The operator telegraphed an alarm to
Haeine. where the sheriff loaded an
automobile full of deputies. The auto
mobile made the run to Corliss in
twenty minutes and otlicers and citi
zens pursued the Italians and shots
were exchanged on both sides.
The Italians fled, but two of them
were captured and taken to the rail
road station. The otlicers bad hard
work to persuade the citizens not to
lynch them. In the midst of the ex
citement a third Italian tried to effect
the release; of his comrades and tired
at the officers. The mob pursued this
man to the woods. At this moment a
train came along and the officers
brought the two captives to Haclne
and lodged them in jail.
BRET HARTEls DEAD
Famous Writer of Western Stories
Passes Away Other
London, May C. F. Hret Harte, the
American author, died suddenly last
night of hemorrhage caused by a
throat affection, aged 03.
Some of'his best known works were
"The Luck of Koaring Camp," "Tales
of the Argonauts" aud "The Waif of
Morrihtown, N. J., May 6. Repre
sentative J. S. Salemon (dem.) of the
Fourth district, died today at I'.oon
ton, of apoplexy, aged 50.
New York, May i. Archbishop Cor
rigan died at 11:'J0 o'clock last night.
Most. Hevcrend Michael Augustine
Currigau, D. D.. was lorii at Newark,
N. J., in 1S4. His parents came frouj
Lei lister, Ireland. After being gradu
ated from the schools of his native
place he was sent to St. Mary's col
lege in Kinuietsburg. Md. After leav
ing St. Mary's, in IS.",'., having bs-.de
a brilliant reord as a student, he went
to Kurope to take holy orders. In
Home he Mas one of the thirteen stu
dents who registered in the American
college there when it was opened. He'
devoted two years to the preliminary,
studies of the college and then began
the study of theology.
New York. May 0. The body of
Archbishop Corrigan was embalmed
today and this evening it will be
placed in St. Patrick's cathedral,
where it will lie in state until 10
Friday morning, the time set for tho
funeral. - .
ATTACKS THE POLICY
Preacher Overhauls the Administra
tion's Cause in the
Owosso. Mich. May '.. In the course
fo his morning sermon ltev. J. P.
Yarncr. pastor of the First Methodist
Episcopal church, criticized Secretary
Hoot and President Hoosevelt on the
admiiiistitit ion's ' Philippine policy.
What's the matter with them iu Wash
ington; anyway?" he asked. "Why
didn't Koot and Hoosevelt allow Gen
eral Miles to go to Manila and inaugu
rate his scheme for closing up that
barbarous war? Politics yes, politics-.
"They were afraid he would suc
ceed, and success brought about by
General Miles might help along his
supposed presidential boom. No, the
war must continue along their own
lines. The United States freed the
Filipinos from Spanish rule because
of the cruelties practiced; but. let me
tell you. our condition in the far east
reveals the fact that we are living in
a glass house of wonderful frailty."
NOMINATED FOE CONGBESS '
IN BL00MINGT0N DISTRICT
Hloomington, III., May 6. .John 'A.
Sterling, of Hloomington. was nom
inated today by the republican con
gressional convention of the new
St. Thomas, 1). W. I., May C Tho
How of lava from the volcano on
Mount Pelee. island of Martinique,
which began Saturday lias complete
ly destroyed the tiuerin factories sit
uated near St. Pierre. It is reported
hundreds of persons have disappear
ed. There is a great panic at St.
Increased It Capital Mock.
Schenectady. N. Y.. May . At a
special meeting here the stockholders
of the General Electric company voted
to increase the capital stock $10,757,
SH. to consist of 1!7.57S shares of par
value of $H) each to $1."..(H )O.000, to
consist of 4."0,(XNi shares. The new is
sued will be distributed among tho
stockholders to restore what was given
up in !Si8 when the stock was scaled
down 40 per cent.
l our Men Killed.
Harrisburg, Pa., May 0. Four men
were killed, two fatally injured and
two others terribly burned by molten
metal last night in the Pennsylvania,
Steel works at Steelton, near here.
All were Austrians.
May 6. Violent earthquake
earlv this morning are re-
ported -from Hordeaux and other
places in the same region. No dam
age is reported.
Condition of I'aaka.
Washington, May C. The comptrol
ler of the currency has issued a call
for the condition of national banks
at the close of business April 30.
Danbury, Conn., May 6. Fifty
buildings were destroyed by fire last
night. The loss is $000,000 to $600,
000. Two banks, three hotels an4
the postoiTice were burned.