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Highest of all in Leavening Powe.
First Business Session of the
A QTJISTION OF LAYMEN'S SEATS.
They Will Flock by TtiemwWef, Tho
Who So Desire A Spirit 4 Debate Over
the Matter A Colored brother Win,
First Choice of Chair and Take Hi
Fnll RljhH Some Wrangling Over the
Bnslness, with Remarks About " Shen
nanigan" Reception of Delegates.
Omaha, May 3. By way of regular busi
ness the delegates to the twenty-first quad
rennial conference of the Methodist Epis
copal church met
at Boyd's theater
at 9 o'clock yester
day morning, anil
were called to or
flerby Bishop Bow
man. The beauti
ful theater pre
sented a niot
Mrs. Chaplain Mc-
Cabe, Mrs. Payne. m4g$J
Mrs. Bishop Mer- '''A'
t Ami nt h aki Art.
v., BISnOP MEURILL.
right of the stajre, while on the left were
Mrs. Bishop Xinde with her daughter; Mr.
and Mrs. A. F. Chamberlain, of Colorado;
Mrs. Bishop Newman; Mrs. M. A. Clafflin;
ex-Governor Evans, of Colorado, and Mr.
and Mrs. P. S. Merrill. Bishop Newman
read a scripture lesson, and then the preat
audience united in singing the hymn, "He
Giveth the Increase." The opening prayer
vas delivered by Bishop Foss.
Election of Secretary.
Secretary Monroe called the roll of the
delegates. Dr. Monroe and Dr. Hartzell
were placed in nomination for permanent
secretary of the conference, and the former
was chosen. It is the fourth time that
honor has been conferred upon him. In
cidentally the vote developed the fact that
ever 500 delegates were present Dr.
Moulton, of England, the representative
of the Wesleyan connection there, was in
troduced to the conference, lie is a ro
tund, rather auburn-haired man of per
haps 50 years and withal a man of pleas
ant address and definite plans.
First Discussion of the Meeting.
The first rock that disturbed the smooth
flow of affairs in the conference was an
effort on the part of the lay delegates to
secure sittinjs apart from the clerical dele
gates. Formerly the lay delegates have
occupied seats with the ministers from
their own conferences and some of them
have a notion that they secured less con
sideration than they should. Others were
of a contrary opinion. After a spirited de
bate the lay delegates were permitted to
sit by themselves by the following vote:
Clerical jea, 1(2; nay, 135; lay yea, iar;
nay, 61. A recess to 4 p. ru. was then
i WRANGLED OVER THE SEATS.
A Colored Brother Gets the Best One in
Bishop Merrill was in the chair when
the gavel fell for the afternoon session,
which was held in Exposition hall, where
all future sessions will be held. The al
lotment of s-ats was the first thing in or
der, but ltefore it was taken up Dr.
Thiekley al. erupted to have the motion
' to allow la." delegates to choose seats by
themselves reconsidered, and succeeded in
getting it so mod fled that if a layman
wanted to sit among the preachers he
could do so. Then a wordy wrangle en
sued on the allotment of seats. A colored
brother, Kev. R. E. Gilham, of Missouri,
secured the first choice and took the best
one in the bouse amid much laughter.
'Shennanlgan With the Hat."
The drawing of lot? progressed, but F.
J. Young, of North Dakota, took umbrage
because his name came not, and plainly
Stated that "there was some shennanigan
with the hat," and quite a heated colloquy
ensued. At 6 o'clock all the seats had not
been assigned, as quite a number were in
sinuating that they were not getting a fair
shake (shake .of the hat.) "Praise God
Whom All Blessing Flow" was sung and
the delegates adjourned for the day to
avoid further strife.
Reception to the Delegates.
Last night the delegates and the visitors
were tendered a reception by the mayor and
city officers. The meeting was called to
order by Bishop Newman, of Omaha, and
after the usual devotional exercises
Mayor George P. Bemis w introduced
and delivered the address of welcome in
which he extended the hospitality of the
city to the Methodists- and their freinds.
President Duvis, of the city council spoke
of "Our City Government" detailing the
history of Omaha from its birth to he
present day. He spoke of the phenomenal
growth of Omaha, and closed with words
of welcome. .,
A Famous Orator Speak.
Hon. H. D. Estabrook, whose fame as an
orator extends even to the national capi
tal, spoke on "Our Guests and Ourselves. "
The younj man's words were highly ap
plauded, and after his allotted time had
expired he was urged to go on. "Western
Methodism" was the theme of an excellent
speech by Judge Jacob Fawcett. He de
scribed the trials and hardships of the
western circuit rider, and tfwelt upon the
great influence which Methodism now ex
erts in the west.
The Silver-Haired Bowman.
The response to the speeches was by
Bishop Bowman, whose (silver hairs and
lovable countenance won toe hearts of all.
He spoke of the doubt with which the con
ference was given to Omaha, but stated
that the donbts had been dispelled by the
hospitable treatment and ample accom
modations given the delegates. The dele
gates were then presented to the mayor
and the bishops, after which refreshments
were Iserved in the banquet hall adjoin-
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in,; and an -our was spent, in niaKiug new
friends and renewing old friendships.
Helped Convict John Brown.
CHAKLEsTOWX, W. Va.', May 3. William
Ri jhtstine died a few day ago at Shep
erdstown, aged 85 years. He .-was foreman
of t he jury that convicted John Brown of
tre.ison in 1S59. Within the last three
years four of the jurors living in this
county have died. Kiphtstine's death
leases only one survivot of the twelve who
con. posed that jury.
First of the Kind lit Germany.
Bsklin', May 3. The marriage of Fen
Lee a Chinaman, and Agues Gertung, of
tins city, is being commented upon with
5'.; n rise, this being the first alliance of
this kind announced in German-.
WHO WAS THIS OFFICER?
A Murder Committed Twenty-Six Tear
Ago Just Reported.
Cincinnati, May 3. An investigation is
bein made of a story told by Mrs. Jennie
Brit .on, a respectable col jred woman, w ho
"esices near Mainville this county. In
the village store a few nights ago, hearing
the recital of a recent brutal and mysteri
9us taurder, she thoughtlessly said: "I
know of a worse murder than that, and it
Has never found out." Startled at her
words she refused to say more for some
time, but after several days importunity
he told the story.
He "Flashed a Big Roll."
Mrs. Britton says that 2d years ago she
was employed to clean the minis in a Cin
cinnati bagnio kept by Mattie Wagner.
One day she saw a federal officer in the
room of a girl named Mollie. He was
partly intoxicated and had a large roll of
money in his hands. Next morning when
Mrs. Britton went into the cellar for coal
she sa .v the dead body of the man she had
seen the day before. The landlady did not
seem surprised, and giving her a number
of pre-H-nts urged her to be quiet or she
with t'ne rest of the inmates of the house
would be arrested. Mrs. Britton went
home f nd never returned to the house,
licked Out the House Again.
Phe 1 ad not been in the city for years,
but being brought in by a detective picked
out a h use on Plum street which she said
was tie place. On investigation it is
proved that. Mattie Wagner did live there
girl at the time named, and had with her a
named Mollie. who answers Mrs. Britton's
description. Wagner is dead, but Mollie,
who wus in her house, has been located in
Chicago, where she is doing time in the
workho ise for drunkenness. There is no
clue to the officer's identity or what be
came of his body.
Anson Beats the Iteaneatcrs.
CniCA K, May a One of those peculiar
specimens of base ball luck was exhibited
here yesterday when the "Colt" walked in
and laid out the "Beaneaters" who proud
ly head the National league record.
Scores jesterday: At Chicago Boston 1,
Chicago 4; at Cleveland Philadelphia 3,
Clevelan 1 2; at St. Ixmis Washington 10,
St. I x) u is 8; no other games rain.
Western: At Kansas City Milwaukee
7, Kansas City S; at St St. Paul Colum
bus 5, St. Paul 12; at Minneapolis Toledo
4, Minneapolis 6.
Illinois Indiana: At Evansville Joliet
9, Evanst ille 2; at Jacksonville Peoria 5,
Jacksonv.lle T: at Terre Haute Itock
lsland-Mul iue 4, Terre Haute 1.
Ancther Shipload for Russia.
New YdKii, May a The Russian relief
ship Tynehead sailed from Dow's Stores,
Brooklyn, at noon yesterday. Miss Clara
Barton an I Mrs. Dr. Elliott, of the Red
Cross soc ety, were present when the
steamship started. The vessel was decor
ated with bunting, and carried the flag of
the Red Cross society at the main. There
were no ce-emouies previous to departure,
as Miss Birton objected to a demonstra
tion. The steamship was chartered by
money subscribed in Washington through
the Red Cross society, and the loading was
donated by David Dow's Sons The vessel
carried 11, 1ST bushels of corn and 500 sacks
of flour derated through the Red Cross
Wondi rfnlly Oood at Imitation.
Was-HIXG rox, May 3. W. J. Hendley,
generally known as "the Wizard of the
National M jseuni," has resigned his posi
tion. Mr. Hendley has been connected
with the National museum for the past
ten years, a:id his imitations of stones,
plants, leaves, fruits, antique relics and
figures repieseuting human and animal
life both from pictures and living models
have been n arvelous. One of his greatest
feats was th." production of artiflc al ears
and noses, and his skill in this kind of
work was so great that he received orders
from all sectiousof the country from those
who were sr. unfortunate as to lose those
Strike In the Stone Quarries.
Qcikcy, M iss., May 3. Work was sus
pended on all the Quincy quarries yester
day. The price list agreed upon May 1.
1890, between the quarrymen and manu
facturers hav ng expired April 30,1812, and
no satisfactary settlement in regard to the
amount to 1 paid the men from Mayl.lSUt.',
having been arrived at.it was voted by the
quarrymen to work until May 4. On that
day if no sati factory list is agreed upon
the strike will begin in earnest. The
demand first made by the men was for 5
cents per hour for average men, against
21 cents whict. has been the price to this
Expelled from the F.conomite.
PiTTsncno, May 3. Henry Feicht, a
prominent member of the Harmony So
ciety of Economy, has been expelled by the
Duss faction, who are followers of Dr.
Teed, of Chicai-o. Mr. Feicht has appeal -d
: to the Beaver rounty courts, and the liti-
gation now in sight promises to swamp the
, Ecouomite. I resident Henrici is opposed
to the expulsion, but it was decided against
his wishes. The accounts of Trustee John
( Dnss are being audited in order to sift the
, charge against him that he has been plar
( ing fast and lonm with the society's cashj
An Avenger on the Dwight Spe
SHE DEMANDS HIS MONEY OR BLOOD
A Letter Calling for 1,000 and Hinting
at a Dynamite Kxperlence Unless It Is
raid" Frankie " Parsons' Idea of Her
Alleged Husband' Value The Doctor
Asks Help of the Chicago Police, Who
. Respond, Bat So Far Fail to Catch
CuiCAGO, May 3. Dr. Leslie E. Keeley,
the wealthy proprietor of the famous
bichloride of gold establishment at
Dwight, 111., is threatened with death by
a dycamitard and several of the best of
ficers at the Central station are trying
hard to locate and place under arrest the
misguided fanatic who makes the treats.
Dr. Keeley's would-be executioner is a
woman, for at least is supposed to be a
woman, or her letters are signed with a
woman's name. She calls herself Frankie
Parsons, and says Dr. Keeley is responsible
for her husband's death and demands
$1,000 as the price of his life.
Asked for Police Protection.
Dr. Keeley came to Chicago last Friday
for the purpose of reporting the case to
Chief of Police McClaughry, who is his
warm personal friend. The doctor was
very much agitated when he met the chief
and the information was given in the
strictest confidence. The doctor laid a let
ter on the chief's desk and related the full
story of the threats made by the woman.
He explained to the chief that the woman
said she was informed of every move he
he made, and nsked that a police officer
in citizen's clothes be detailed to protect
him while in the city.
A Sleuth on the Trail.
The chief Kranted the request, and a
trustworthy man dogged the physician on
his several trips to and from the city hall
to the Tremont house, where he registered.
He remained there until Saturday even
ing, when he returned to Dwight.
Before Mr. Keeley left the chief's office
Major McClaughry called in his assistant,
Mr. Hubbard, and explained the whole
case to him. The letter was retained by
the police and the affair was placed in the
hands of Chief Inspector Marsh. Siuce
Dr. Keelev laid the case b. 'fore McClaughry
the postoftice has been watched, but there
have been no developments.
Threatens to lse Dynamite.
Chief McClaughry was seen in reeard to
the case but did not want to tulk. He
was asked: "Does she define her plan of
effecting Dr. Keeley's death?'
"From what I understand of her letter
she threatens the use of dynamite that is,
she refers especially to the manner in
which Russell Sage was attacked. In an
other portiou of her letter she begs the
doctor to settle the matter and save her
the necessity'of murdering him."
The chief refused to discuss the matter
at length, saying he had given the case to
Chief Inspector Marsh. In just what way
Dr. Keeley is held responsible for the
death of Frankie Parsons husband does
not appear from the letter, although it is
supposed that he was once an inmate of
the Dwight sanitarium and died either
while uuU r treatment there or after leav
ing the place.
THAT THREATENING LETTER.
Doesn't Care If She Is Discovered, and
The letter was mailed to Dr. Keeley
April 27 and reached him the same day.
It was inclosed in a plain enveloje
dated Chicago, April 27, and addressed
"Leslie E. Keeley, Dw ight, 111." The hand
writing is evi l ently disguised. The mis
sive covers the four pages of an ordinary
sized sheet of letter paper. It is as fol
lows: "Mr.. Keeley, Gexttemax: I write this
to remind you of the one thousand dol
lars, 1,000, which I must have right away
in payment for my husband who died
leaving my child without means of sup
port. You may think I will not do it, but
I write to assure yon that I am a deter
mined woman and the world will soon
know how thoroughly a determined wom
an can do a piece of work when she once
starts out. For the bible says whosoever
sheddeth blood his blood shall also be
A Hint at Rossell Sace's Case.
"I want you to know thai I am fully
posted as to every move you make both at
home and elswhere, and that you cannot
possibly escape the fate that awaits you.
I feel that I will be forgiven by God for
avenging the loss to my child, and also
hope you will forgive nie. You may now
hunt me down and discover who I am, but
I care not, for all will soon be over. I ad
vise you to give the thousand dollars
(fl.000), and believe you will listen to my
advice when you think about how a New
York millionaire was treated. Hoping
that you will prevent my crime ana the
murder, I, for convenience, sign myself by
another name. Send letter care of general
delivery. Fuaskie Pakso.ns."
Neither a Crank Nor Woman.
In referring to the matter, Chief Inspec
tor Marsh said: "I do not think the
woman is a crank and it may be that the
person who wrote the letter is not a
woman at all, although a woman's name
is signed to it. It looks to me very much
as if the (1,000 demanded by the writer
were the tnnin object. Since the attempt
to kill Russe.l Sage was made I have been
expecting something of this kind to occur
in Chicago. The writer was per
fectly sane. She seems to court arrest
and defies the doctor to report her to the
police. There can be no mistaking the
meaning of her words."
Indiana Municipal Elections.
Wixamac, Iud , May 3. At the town
election held here yesterday the Demo
crats elected the entire ticket.
AUBVKS, Ind., May 8. W. S. Rant, Re
publican, was elected clerk by 79 majority.
The Democratselected all the other candi
dates by an average majority of 18. The
usual Democratic majority is from 90 to
Rochester, Ind., May 8. The Repub
licans elected the city officers yesterday by
majorities ranging from 2 to 80. The town
usually shows a Republican majority
That Rascal Jsrger in London
Bki ssELS, May 3. The police of this city
have seized a number of letters written
by the defaulting cashier of the Roths
childs, Herr Jaeger, to his mistress in
Brussels. The missives were posted in
London, and will le turned over to the
German authorities as possible aids in the
search for the fugitive embezzler.
Locusts are committing great ravages in
The spring strike is "on" generally
everywhere, and it is numerously suc
cessful. Lightning struck the Forestry building
at the World's fair grounds, and caused
Jesus Campeche, of the City of Mexico,
claims to be 154 years old, and proves it by
Katie Cofgshall, 13 years old, has com
mitted suicide because of disappointment
In love in a Texas town.
The agricultural implement factory of
Moody & Sons, Terre Bonne, Que., was
burned. Loss $75,000.
The directors of the Pennsylvania rail
way have declared a semi-annual dividend
of 3 per cent, in cath, payable May 31.
The losses by a fire which started in the
Princess Opera house in Winnipeg are
estimated at $125,000. Four blocks were
The steamer Russia, of the Lackawanna
line, was run down and sunk near Ron
deau, Lake Erie. Her crew escaped. Value
of boat, fsOOO.
The supreme court of Pennsylvania has
sustained the constitutionality of the
Baker ballot reform law, which goes into
effect at the next election.
About 150 staff workers and 100 iron
workers have struck at the World's fair
grounds. The former demand 40 instead
of 35 cents per hour and the latter want 35
Sheriff Luna, of Searcy county, Texas,
went to Texarkana and got on a "high
lonesome," spending over c2,0u0 of the
county's money during his spree. He has
A wreck occurred on the New York Cen
tral road at Churchville station in which
W. H. Jones, of Buffalo, t.n engineer, was
killed. Twenty-five cars were destroyed
by fire which started in an oil car.
Deeming, the murderer of two wives and
one family of children, besides being the
possible "Jack the Ripper" of Whitechapel
fame, has been found guilty at Melbourne,
Aust ralia, and sentenced to be hanged.
George V. Childs, the veteran Philadel
phia editor, is at Chicago, en route to
Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend the
dedication- of the Union Printers' home,
which he has contributed largely to build.
Because the daughter of Mathew Gaynor,
of Burlington, N. J., was receiving the at
tentions of a young Protestant, and Gay
nor would not interfere at the priest's de
mand, the latter, Father Treacy, drove
Gaynor out of the church at the muzzle of
Mrs. John Biddulph Martin (Victoria
Woodhull) is at Chicago, preparing a cam
paign which she thinks will land her iu
the presidential chair, where she proposes
to go into the reform business on a gigan
tic scale. Her husband lias a "barT', Uein
a prominent Loudon banker.
The Illinois Republicans.
Sritlxc.HF.Ln, Ills., May 3 AH the seri
ous candidates for state ollices have fr
rived and have opened headquarters, and
the delegates are pouring in, the leaders
coming first. The morning train from
Chicago brought down George S.
Willits, candidate for congressman-ai-large,
who, with the unanimous
indorsement of Chicago, appears
to have a clear field. Governor Fifer seems
to have the nomination for governor "dead
to rights, Attorney General Hunt having
withdrawn. The hotel lobbies are full of
Republican politicians discussing the sit
uation and trying to make combines in fa
vor of this or that candidate. The conven
tion meets tomorrow.
Anna Dickinson Reported Dying.
New Yokk, May 3. It was reported last
night that Anna Dickinson, the famous
lecturer, was dying at the Fifth Avenue
hotel. Her physician has slight hopes of
bis patient's recovery.
Springtop I met Witherby today, and
he said you were a fool to pay so much
for a spring wrap. His wife got one for
ten dollars less than yours,
Mrs. Springtorj Yes, my dear; but
she only spent a day in looking for bers.
It took me a week to find mine. Cloak
Fee the Waiter.
Customer Is it customary to fee the
Waiter Yes, sir.
Customer Then hand over your fee.
IVe waited for nearly an hour. New
bowels each day.
Medicine moves the
Most people need to
In readinz over the literary items of
the week, I found not much to interest
me, until my eye caught sight of an
article headed "Jenks' Dream.'" Imnjr
ine my surprise to find it ended np with
a recommendation to use Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets. Nevertheless, being
a great sufferer from sick headache, I
determined to try them, and, to my great
Joy, I found prompt relief, and by their
protracted use, a complete immunity
from such attacks. Pierce's Pellets
often cure 6ick headache in an hour.
They are gently laxative or actively
cathartic, according to size of dose.
As a pleasant laxative, take one each
night on retiring. For adults, four act
as an active, yet painless, cathartic
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Medical Association, No. 6G3 Mais
Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this coanty
Pianos etrjd Ororars,
WEBER, 8TUyVESANT, DECKEU BROS., WHEELOCS.
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'3 PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FjR.
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grandest display of OXFORDS ever shown in
this vicinity, which includes all the new styles.
Our goods are made by the best manufac
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A freBh line of tobacco and cigars always on hand.
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