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: -v i"'': More Criminal Consplraoy. Ptttsbukg, Pa., April '6. Organized capi tal vat given a black eye in the Allegheny courts. Judge White decided the famous Kit of the master builders' exchange, brought by the striking bricklayers. He found Pres ident JEL R. Barnes, William Vau, John Carr and L. T. Yoder guilty of conspiracy for alleged intimidation of supply dealers who furnished material to strikers. They al6o formed an ironclad organization and refused to give the Etrikers -work. As a result, the men were driven from Pittsburg and other cities. One of them, Thomas Buchanan, .brought a suit against the officers and lending members of the ex change for damages. He received a verdict. Another criminal action will be brought for the same offense. Judge White, in charg ing the jury, ecored labor organizations as well as cembinatioos of capital. He quoted from the law of 1872, and following the liae of argument ?f Judges Ricks and Taft at Toledo, paid mechanics. have no right to strike and induce others to refuse to work. Such action, he said, is unlawful conspiracy. He then denounced the organizations of capital. If the contractors formed a com bination to prevent supply dealers from furnishing material to persons not in com bination, it was malicious and unlawful. He referred to Homestead and Toledo, and said strikes and combinations are pernicious and against public policy. They aTe becoming too frequent for the country's good, he claimed. The jury was out only twenty minutes and returned a verdict against the do sees. A Scientific Tour. New Yobk, April 6. Prince Roland Bona parte, grand nephew of Napoleon Bona parte, has arrived. He was -accompanied by M. Barnard and M. Landri -of the Paris press, M. De Pirrefau, formerly f the French navy, and Dr. P. Topinard. The prince's object, as he said, in coming to America is to pursue his favorite study of American archaeology, on which he is now an authority. He is also an anthropol ogist, and has written twenty-three works on his subject. Numerous scientific societies in Franco claim him as a member, and almost the en tire life of the prince has been given up to scientific -subjects. The prince and his party will Temain in New York for a few days, then go to Philadelphia and thence to Washington. From Washington the party will go to San Francisco, then to Vancou ver and from there to Chicago, where the world's fair will be visited. From Chicago, a general tour of all the Indian posts and the west will be made and the prince in his researches will be assisted by Dr. Topinard himself. Text of Adys Claim. The petition in the Kansas senator -contest as offered -on the floor -of the -senate by Sen ator Hoax, reads: "To the Senate of the United States: "I hereby -claim that Hon. John Martin was never duly elected senator from Kansas, and that I was so duly elected for the term beginning March 4, 1893, and desire to be admitted to a seat in the senate accordingly. J. W. AdtJ' When Senator Hoar Bent the petition to the clerk's desk Martin's face was red. Senator Hoar paid that the step taken would lead to an investigation of the situation that resulted in Martin having been given a cer tificate of election by the governor of Kan sas, and the facts would be placed before the senate and country. If he was entitled to the seat in the senate he would have a chance to know it, and if he was not he would bo exposed to the country. If it was clearly a case of boms in the senate without having been elected, he would experience the humiliation of havinc the fact known. Topeka Election. The city election at Topeka was warmly contested, yet the work was done quietly. More women voted than ever before. In one ward a woman's republican club checked off the name of every woman as she voted ; then, late in the day, took their carriages and went after those who were registered and had not voted. There wore three candidates for mayor; Dr. Jones, republican, Lee Jones, democrat, and J. S. Collins, independent, but very generally voted for by populists. He was also earnestly supported by Mayor Cofran and the other members of the present dem ocratic city administration as against the regular democratic nominee. The rebult of the voting gave Dr. Jones nearly twice as many votes as were cast for "both the other candidates. The entire republican ticket was elected. There was a banking of batteries against R. B. Welsh, who was a candidate for re election as member of the scheol board, but he was re-elected. Bllllngrslea Discharged. Topeka, April 6. James Billingslea will go free. He will not bo tried for embezzling iunds from the office of the state superin tendent of insurance, for the reason that As sistant Attorney General Allen, it is said, advised County Attorney Curtis to dismiss the cabe. The reasons given by County Attorney Curtis for the dismissal of the case are, as ho says, that the information obtained by him from the attornoy general, who is con versant with the facts in the case, is that the money has all been paid over to the state, and that grave doubts are entertained that a conviction could be secured under the tes timony. Chicago Election. Carter H. Harrison has been elected mayor of Chicago by 60,000 plurality over Samuel W. Allerton, the candidate on the allied re publican and citizen's tickets. The entire democratic city ticket has also been elected by about the same plurality. Cregier, on the labor fccket, which was expected to draw heavily on Harrison's strength, did not se cure 3,000 votes. The democrats earned the west and south town tickets, but the re publicans saved the north town. The re turns are coming in slowly, but the chances are that the successful aldermen will be about equally divided. Engineers as Plaintiffs. Macox, Ga., April 6, The hearing of the petition of the National Brotherhood of Lo comotive Engineers, askmg Judgo Emory, of the United States court, to compel the receiver of the Central raUway of Georgia to make contracts with its engineers, came up for hearing and R. W. Patterson appeared for the engineers. Assistant Chief Young-,-son, of Cleveland, of the brotherhood, was in attendance. The Central railway repre ..sentatives werefH. C Cunningham, of Sa orannah, and Marion Ermln, of Macon. Illinois Wheat Fields, SpKiNonEiJ), Iix., April G. The Ulinoia state board of agriculture has the following: Tho dry weather at seeding time resulted ,ia a , decrease in the area of wheat seeded, u compared with tne crop harvested in 1893, .of a little over 25 per cent, so that the area -wHica .went into winter quarters was 1,56a, 255 acres." In the northern" division of the state 22 per cent, of area is reported winter jdlled ; inttbe central division -32 par cent., amd in the southern 13 per cent, ox an aver age o? .the Bt&te of 22 per cent tUnder State Control. Raueigh., N. C, April 6. The state rail road commission last year fixed the rate of telegraph messages, not exceeding ten woroa, frosa one pot to another, both ia North Carolina, at 25 eeats. Recently a message was i$ed at Elizabeth, N. C, for Wiastoa, N. C, for which an extra charge was made o the ground that the message was traaseaitted via Bichinond, Va. The maker was brought to the attention of the railroad commission by E. A. Alba, the sender of the message, aad the commission bald that the charge was ualawfuL The Western Union compear appealed to the aapreme court, wfcioh mow affirms thef judfk n 9i u ownanenoa. FIRST BEPOET. Secretary Mohler's Compila tion of Correspondence. As a Whole Conditions Are Unfa- vorable for Wheat; Yet It Is Too Early to Say Much About ProspectsSeventy-Four Per Cent, of Average. Topeka, April 7. The first crop report of the year has been issued by Secretary Moh ler. Correspondence of the board indicates what follows: The state as a whole, ever since seeding time last fall, has had unfavorable weather conditioas for the development of the wheat plant There have been exceptions to thiB m some sections of the state, chiefly in the eastern and southern 'counties. It is yet too early to roport definitely what percentage of the area sown to wheat will be entirely lost or even to report the actual condition ot wheat where it is not yet above ground. The following is, "however, the summary of reports as returned: Eastern belt, destroyed 23 per cent Central belt, dfstroved 13 per cent Western belt, destroyed 9 per cent For loitirejetato, destroyed 14 per cent In the eastern belt the remaining area is reported 82 per cent of an average condi tion. In the central belt 74 per cent In the western belt 62 .per cent The condition for the state as compared with full average 74 per cent The best wheat conditions, for the most part, are in the southeastern and southern counties. The northern counties of the east ern belt are in the worst condition. Brown county reports 70 per cent winter-killed. Atchison county 62 rer cent, Geary and Marshall-each 40 per cent Wheat sown in September on ground sown early is, as a rule, in the best condition in all portions of the state, and wheat on bot tom lands is reported in better condition than on uplands. The season is reported backward, there being much cold weather in March. Still oats Bowing progressed and was generally completed in March. In the southern coun ties some-corn was planted. The soil in the eastern belt is in good con dition for spring crops, also m a large pro- tion ot tne soutnern belt, further west ! "while conditions are -drier -the soil in most places is in fair condition for plowing. SpringrainB, however, which usually come in April if not before, are necessary to star! Iplant life into vigorous growth. Hawaiians Discussing1. Sak Francisco, Cal., April 7. Associated 'Press, Honolulu, correspondence has this: During the two weeks preceding the ar rival of Commissioner Biount the lethargy of the Hawaiians has given away to action. The Civil Bights le;iguo and the Hawaiian Protective league have held frequent mass meetings, at which either annexation or disfranchisement were the respective sub jects of denunciation. On March 21 the An nexation club was formed which now has 1,200 members, and speeches were made, some of which were by prominent men of Honolulu. The laying over of the treaty 'has caused certain white agitators here to convey to the native mind the idea that the new admin istration does not favor annexation and will not consider it unless the natives themselves ask for it Consequently the natives grate fully look to the new administration as one which will assist to rid them of the "mission ary rule" which they fear more than annex Lion to some foreign power. An Extra Session Certain. Atlanta, Ga., April 7. Speaker Crisp reached this city on his way to Americus. Ho .said: 'I am glad that there will be an extra session of congress m September. I Inve always been in favor of an extra ses sion and wanted to see it come right after the inauguration. If we meet in September and send a taiiff bill to the senate after Christmas, by this time next year we can havo it safely landed beyond con gress This would give us plenty of time to get the law in full operation before the next election. It will take some time to get the benefit of the law realized by the people, and when the election comes the advantage of such a reform will be a living reality and the people fully enjoying it This will pro claim the truth of the democratic policy at the next election with even greater emphasis." A New Coal Trust Kansas Crrr, Mo., April 7. The largest, and most important business transaction for Kansas City that has taken place for a long time was closed in the formation of an im mense coal company with a paid up capital of $3,000,000. It will be called the Central Coal and Coke company, and will absorb the Keith & Perry Coal company with it3 capital of $800,000, the coal fields along the line of the Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf railroad and other properties which the pro jectors are not ready to make public The capital stock is divided into 30,003 Bhares of $100 each. Of this, 15,000 shares, preferred Btock, is held by A. E. Stilwell, trustee for investing capitalists. The rest of the stock 15,000 shares is common stock and is held in blocks of 100 shares each by the combining local operators. Some Happy; Some Mad. Washington, D. C, April 7. The presi dent has sent the following nominations to the senate: James S. Ewing to be minister of the United States to Belgium. Thomas T. Crittenden, of Missouri, to be consul general of the United States at the City of Mexico. Louis C Hughes, of Arizona, to be gov ernor of Arizona. William T. Thornton, of New Mexico, to be governor of Now Mexico. The Sultan's Steamer. CoNSTANTiNOFii, April 7. The steamer used by the sultan in connection with the palace, for his own pleasnreand to convey guests and members of his bouse home, foundered at sea. It is believed that sixty persons on the boat at the time perished by drowning, and that the splendid service of silver plate, used in the imperial dining room on the steamer, went down with the vessel. The details of the calamity are lacking. In Line of Battle. Paxts, Tec, April 7. A battle at Antlers or Fort Locke is now considered inevitable. Forty men have joined the militia and forty joined Locke. The militia are out at Goodland's and they will hang Locke and all his men. Locke is at his fort ready and awaiting the attack. Pension Bureau's Head. Washington, I). C, April 7. The presi dent is considering the question of select ing a suitable man for filling the po&tion of commissioner of pensions, and the nomina tion will soon be sent to the senate. Sena tot Ransom, of Illinois, is authority for this bit of information. Ho is chairman of the pension committee ofTtho senate, and has tatcen a great deal of interest in the com missionerahip. He called on the president, and when leav ing him made the statement that General Bkum's suoeeasor had been selected. It is believed that Judge Thomas Loshran, of St Paul, will be the man. Dedication of the Temple. Sjox Lake Cut, April 8. The great new Mormoa temple was dedicated in the pres ence of a throng of believers. This is a hug8 structure, the site for which was se lected July 28, 1847, the fifth day after the Mormon pioneers entered Great Salt'Lake valley. Fear years later, at the October confer ence of the church in 1851, a vote of the peo- I pie was taken to build "a temple of the best material tnat can be obtained in North America." The material selected for the foundation was firesbene from a canon four miles distant When the wails cams to be built, -cut granite frem Little Cottonwood canon, eighteen miles distant, was chosen as the most suitable material. this rock had to be hauled by ox and mule teams. On February 6, 1853, ground was broken and 250 men put to work on the ex cavation. On the 6th of April following cornerstones were laid sixteen feet below the surface of the ground. The building is 186 feet long and 99 feet wide. With the towers it covers an area of 21,850 square feet The foundation wall is 16 feet deep. On this are the granite walls nine feet thick at the bottom, and narrow to six feet There are six towers, three on the east and three on the west The corner towers ore 26 feet square at the base. Those of the east are 200 feet high and on the west 194: feet The east central tower at 'the building is 222 feet high, surmounted by a figure with a trumpet to bis lips proclaiming tne gospel. The cost of the building, as near as can be ascertained, wall be slightly in -excess of ;4,000,000. The ceremonies commenced on the fortieth anniversary of laying of the cornerstone will 'oontiuuo fourteen days. The Behrlnsr Discussion, Paris, April 8. In 'dosing his answer to Mr. Phelps' proposal to -exclude the supple mentary report to the Behring sea commis sioners, Sir Charles Russell urged upon the arbitrators the necessity of determining the question of sight before dealing with the regulation of the seal fisheries. The Brit ish -counsel, he said, would do their utmost to make this course of procedure plain. Intopening his address, in reply to Sir Charles Russell, Mr. Carter remarked that it was mot the oustom of the American bar for counsel to introduce bis own personality iin a case, so ae to lend weight to his arguments, therefore he himself would not follow the example set several times by the counsel for Great Britain. Proceeding then to the ques tion at issue he pointed out that when the United States delegates arrived in Paris, the cases, as far as argument was concerned, were finished and both cases and counter cases had long been closed. The United States -was of the opinion that it 'had much reason to com plain of Great Britain's conduct in the case, but this has been passed over. "Wo would not impute bad faith in the British govern ment," said Mr. Carter, "nor charge the British delegates with entering upon "this case saying, 'We -will teach these Yankees a trick worth knowing. At the same time we hold that our opponents proceeded in erro neous interpretation of .the treaty of -arbitration."" Home Rule Again. Lohdon, April 8. The galleries of the house of commous were full, but the house itself was not crowded when Mr. Gladstone arose to move a second reading of the oill to establish home rule in Ireland. Mr. Gladstone said the government had no in tention of amending the bill as presented, except in minor particulars. He earnestly desired to bring home to the mind of the house the question when this great contro versy was to end. For many years the ques tion of Irish home had blocked the way of legislation. The Liberal party had offered a solution, but when they asked their op ponents where all this was to end they rarely obtained an answer. A rejection of the home rule bill was moved bv Sir Michael Hicks Beach. He taunted Mr. Gladstone with having made a long excursion into Irish history when he was expected to answer multitudinous criti cisms of the bill. Since the character of the bill had become known most intense antag onism had developed against it. In a large part of Ireland the people were irreconcil ably opposed to all details as well as to the principles of the bill. Cherokee Strip Work. Washington, D. C, April 8. Regulations to govern the agent charged with making the Cherokee allotments have been again prepared, with careful avoidance of the errors of the first set, and are now on Secre tary Smith's desk awaiting his approval and sienature. Immediately upon their approval they will be issued and Agent Cisney, now in the territory, will probably be selected to Dversee the allotments, which will be pro seeded with at once. The interior department was flooded with would be registers and receivers of land offi ces and their friends, Secretary Smith hav ing set some hours especially apart for them. A Sanitarium Fire. Cincinnati, O., April 8. A careless tinner upon the roof of the College Hill sanitarium allowed a hot soldering iron to igite the roof and the building caught fire, causing the loss of about $100,000 and imperilling the lives of 200 patients. The scene within the building was exciting. The insane shrieked and tore their clothing while others begged to be helped away from the flames. It is believed every life was saved and every inmate except two men and one women, who in the confusion escaped to the woods, was safely housed m adjoining buildings and in private houses. Pops Leo on Bible Reading:. Rome, April 8. Pope Leo has just com pleted an examination of the question of the study of the Scriptures, having devoted in quiry especially to the diverse opinions of great biblical question. His Holiness will proceed to indite a letter to bishops request ing them to enjoin upon their flocks a more profound study of the Scriptures. The pope urees the necessity of keeping in the track of modern progress and discovery in order to adapt Catholicism to the needs of the day. Jim Crow Car. New Yokk, April 8. A jury in the United States circut court fixed $800 as the dam ages which a railroad company should pay for making a mulatto women and her children ride in a dirty car set apart for the use of negroes. The suit was brought by Mack W. Cald well, of Brooklyn, a mulatto and his wife, Mamie Caldwell, against the East Tennesee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad company and the sum claimed was $5,000. Death of Luclen Scott. Leavenworth, Kan., April 8 A telegram was received here stating that Lucien Scott, the well known banker of Leavenworth, died in New York Apnl 5. He was in fail ing health for some time and his death was no surprise to his friends. Mr. Scott was one of the oldest pioneers of Kansas and for many years wathe president of the First National bank of this city. His wealth is supposed to be over two millions dollars. Legislation Failed. Aidant. N. Y., April 8. In the assembly Mr. Bender's so-called conspiracy bill was ut upon its final passage. The measure, ad it passed, would have made a boycott not unlawful, and would have enabled the workingmen to prevent by any other means than threats of actual force persons taking their places in employment when out on a strike. Mr. Ainsworth said this was antago nistic to recent decisions of the courts in the Ann Arbor case, which would do much to put an end to labor troubles. He believed the bill would not be advantageous to the 'working classes, and he thought it ought not to pass. The bill was finally lost by a close vote. WIND WHEAT. Thirty Million Bushels of Wind Sold at an Advance. Heavy Stocks of Real Wheat In Sight Corn, Oats, Pork, Lard and Hogs Are Lower Dry Goods Busi ness Fair Still Buying In Excess. New Yoke, April 10. R. G. Dun & Cow's Weekly Renew of Trade saya: The speculation has been renewed in I withanadvaacehereof about 2 cents on sales of 32,000,000 bushels. Western re ceipts have been 2,300,000 bushels, and Atlan tic exports only 700,000 bushels, and stocks in sight continue unprecedented. Corn J dropped 14 cent and oats iM. cents on small transactions, while pork fell $1 per barrel, lard 66 cents, and hogs 80 cents per 100 pounds. Cotton also declined 2cent, with continuing full receipts from plantations, but recovered J cent on Thursday, because better buying at Liverpool. Coffee has de clined &. cent, with small sales; copper was weaker, at 1 cent for lako, and tin is strong, while there is some selling at 4.05 cent, but the tone of the speculative markets generally is not enthusiastic. The iron industry shows no change of com sequence, consumption and supplies appear ing very closely balanced. Little is dono in xailingr but the demand for bnr iron is hot ter; plates axe steady, and structural works are Dusy. ' In dry goods business is fair for the soasoa. Trade m cotton is less active, with print cloths lower, at 3, and now wool bogins to come forward at about last yonr's oponing prices. The monetary situation is not oscb tially changed. Great excess of import over exports continues, the decrease in ox porta from New York being 51,376,000 ior the ILrst week of April. D Securities havo been stronger, the decision of the courts in tho labor controvornlfH hnv9 given much encouragement to wentorn buy ers, but there is little evidence of foreign disposition to purchaso, unci unfavorable crop reports staud to discourage purchnwjj of stocks. The business failures occurring throughout the country during tho lust rovon days num ber 223. For tho corresponding week of last year the figures were 20. AN EPIDEMIC IN NEW YORK. One Hundred Deaths a Day Froin Lung Troubles. New Youk, April 10. The sunshine of ifao past few days is producing a more cheerful aspect of things. Previous to this week phy sician on all sides were predicting the re turn of that dreaded influenza la grippe. Dr. John Neagle, the recorder of vital statis tics, reported one hundred deaths per day from lung troubles alone. The eyes of all the medical profession were turned upon the cases of the twelve test patients who are undergoing Dr. Amick's chemical treatment for consumption under the conditions imposed by the New York Re corder, in offering a reward of $1,000 for a cure for the disease which canies off almost half ot humanity and of which so many cel ebrated persons have died this winter. But the Recorder is loud in its self-ccn-gratulation over the fact that not one of the twelve have succumbed to or have even been retarded in their recovery by the horrible weather; it declares that the days of mira cles upon earth have returned, and it cannot longer doubt that its generous offer has borne marvellous fruit, and an absolute cure for consumption has been found through its efforts. This is creating a great deal of talk ; Dr. Amick is a Cincinnati physician and was in vited by the Recorder to come to New York to select patients on whom to make these test treatments, but such confidence did he show in his remedies that to the surprise of everybody he returned to Cincinnati at once, leaving the patients to take the medicines and cure themselves, allowing them, of course, to consult him by letter. Congratulations over the results are pour ing in from all parts of the country from physicians and consumptives alike, some even go so far as to say that the government should take up the matter. The minety-tifth bulletin concerning the twelve New York test patients selected by the Recorder's physicians and including consumptives in all stages of the disease is as follows: Bulletin 95 (general) I note in everyone of the test patients that their cough has either been lessened or has quite disappeared since beginning the treatment: that expectoration is easier and much de creased : that they breathe with much greater ease; that nil have good appetites and all sleep well. Every such symptom of improve ment indicates ultimate recovery. And all this in spite of the severest weather known in years, when those interested in the in vestigation might naturally expect to see the test patients pulled down. It is not to bo wondered at that all express themselves not only encouraged but extremely happy in having obtainted a pew lease of life. W. H. Lemrow, M. D., Chief Medical Staff Recorder Consumption Investigation. In the face of these tests and the unim peachable testimony from thousands of re putable physicians all over the land, no man can deny that Dr. Amick has discovered something which accomplishes most Ymder ful results. The Recorder still continues to state that every facility will be afforded physicians ?nd suuerers everywhere to satisfy them selves that a cure for consumption has at last been found and that this test can be made free of any expense to them ; every physician expressing his desire to test the treatment, and every sufferer willing to act as a test patient will, it says most posi tively, be supplied with Dr. Amick's medi cines without cost. "It is only necessary," it says, "to ad dress Di. W. B. Amick, 166 W. 7th St., Cin cinnati, Ohio, giving the symptoms and realizing that thousands of lives can be saved in the most trying month cf April the Recorder promises that there will not be a moment's unnecessary delay in send ing the free test medicines. Two of the Recorder's test patients have been dis charged as cured, and each of the others is rapidly getting well. It is certainly mar vellous. A Conferenca. WASHmaxoK, D. C, April 10. Third As sistant Postmaster General Maxwell asked for a conference-to include Martin, Glick, Jones and the stalwarts. Senator Martin did not go. There was some talk of the situation after it was certain Martin would not attend the meeting, and it is claimed MaxweU said he would be compelled to have the statement of someone besides Martin on the question as to whether & man he recommended for office was a democrat. He stated that be would not appoint a man who was not a democrat if ho knew it, and he was satisfied that Martin would try to ring in some of hus populists on him if ha had no one to look over his recommendations. This was the first statement of a positive nature Maxwell has made, and he also stated he wanted to settle the matter soon. After some general talk of this kind the Kansas delegation adjourned Over $200,000 Short. DelNokxe, Cor., April 10. Several weeks ago Receiver Johnson of the land office mysteriously disappeared. An expert was sent here to investigate the books and he reported a deficit of $202,369. Nebraska Fires. Iascotw, Etas., April 10. Banaer, Keith, Dawson, BlaineJ aad adjoining cemtties are emnfM? devMiated fey uaiaea. la Ba- ner county the village of Ashmore is sup posed to be completely destroyed. Word was brought to Harneburg by a driver of the Gering stage that the town was directly in the path of the sea of fire and the entire population of the village were engaged in battle to save their homes. The stage driver reported the settlers fleeing for their lives. Meager details received from Ogalala, Har risburg and Dunning, Overton, Kearney. Grand Island and Hastings give accounts ot great loss as to property. The gale sub sided by nightfall, but the fires have raged scarcely abated, and in threatened sections the inhabitants spent long hours in com batting the fire. The region burned over is the chief grazing section of the state and the destruction of gross means great loss to stockmen. TRAVELERS' GREAT DAY. TheT. P. A. Preparing for a World'a Fair Event of Magnitude Building Association Activity. St. Louis, Mo., April 10. There is Teat activity at the headquarters of the Travelers' Protective Association, as a result of the setting- aside of June 10 as T. P. A. day at the World's Fair. Mr. Gtot-ge S. M'Grew, one of the best known ex-traveling men of St. Louis, has been President for nearly four years, but owing to pressure of busi ness engagements, has announced his intention to decline renomination this year, even if the election be made unanimous as on previous occasions. The National Board are co-operating with him to make the concluding event of his administration one of the grand est In the history of the association. Tho annual convention will meet at Peoria, 111., June 6, 7, and 8, and the 3,000 traveling men will proceed by spcciul train on the 6th to Chicago. On the 10th tliey will parade to Jackson Park in twenty State divisions, each headed by a firt-claf band. In the .grounds thoro will be speeches by the Governors of ten States and a program of uniqua proportions. Tho frchool revenues of St. Louis have Just been increased by 100,000 a year through a roercJiantfe' tax bill blgned by the Governor. The money will enable the fechool board to put into effect a plan that will place the schools of the city far in advance of those of the other large cities in the matter of practical education for youths fitting themselves for their life work. There is already a famous manual training school here, but it is not free, and it has been long desired by the friends of the public school to carry out the idea of manual training in them far enough to gyve any boy who wants it a practical knowledge of the mechanical trades. With this money that can be done. A system of free manual training, with special buildings, will be established early in the next session of the schools. The street parades in St. Louis, dur ing the fall festivities, and in Chicago at the opening of the World's Fair will be made much more attractive by the presence of a body of cavalry which the Italians of this city have organized. The troop is composed of about 1,000 of the wealthiest young men among the Italian citizens of St. Louis, and they are uniformed more picturesquely thnn a hussar, every bit of their equipment being warlike, however. They carry light weapons of several kinds. The trappings of their horses are splendid and. costly, some of the richer riders having them made of solid silver. All the men are fine looking fellows, con siderably above the middle-height, and they make a striking spectacle on pa rade. It is the only body of this sort in this country and they are worth see ing. More than three thousand families in St. Louis are now having homes built for them by the building associa tions, of which there are four hundred in the city. Their secretaries report that they have on hand applications for that many houses of an average value of SI, 500 apiece. The building season has just opened here, with the first clear and sunny days of spring and the associations are all letting their contracts. The total value of these homes will be over four million dollars, and if they are finished by the end of the year, as the will probably be, the whole amount of money spent in building in the city will nearly double the figures of last year, which were about three millions. Mlchlsran Wind. Lacota, Mich., April 10. A most de struetive storm visited here and a dozen large barns were blown down and a wind mill was blown over 100 yards from its foun dation. Several houses were blown from their foundations, one a new house just erected by Moaes Tyler. Lon Dalryple's house was struck by lightning and split in two, but the family fortunately pscaped. Great damage was done to orchards and shade trees, and fences and out houses were levelled in all directions. The damage here is estimated at $10,000. Wind at Denver. Denver, Cor., April 10. In this city tele graph and telephone lmes are down, while chimneys and brick cornicos are blown over. A mass of brick from McGovern's undertak ing estiblishment fell on Mrs. Bertha Mc Farland, aired 19, injuring her so severely that she died two hours later. The storm moved eastward. At Florence, Co'., many oil derricks are blown down, while many other places report great finan cial loss. A number of persons were injured. Wind and Lightning. South Haven, Mich., April 10. The worst wind strom on record struck South Haven and vicinity about 1 o'clock in the morning. The cover of the waterworks stand pipe was blown off and many chimneys were blown down. There wa an immense fall of rain. South of town great damige was done to farm houses. Many barns were leveled and others had roofs torn off. The school house was completely wrecked. It is reported that many buildings were struck by lightning. Want to Carry Our Flagr. San Fbakcisco, Cat., April 10. Hawaiian Consul General Pratt has been notified by the provincial government at the Hawaiian Islands that until further notice, no foreign vessel will be allowed to change her flag and registry to Hawaii. The order is evidently intended to shut of the number of foreign built vessels whote owners , would like to have their property come into the United States with the Hawaiian Islands if annexa- 'tion ever takes place. Bad' Work ot Buildings. Chicago, April 10. The Clarkdale hotel, a three story frame budding erected for world's fair patronage, w&s blown from its foundation by the wind and is a total wieck. This is the second world's fair hotel to col lapse. The city building department has condemned two others. Bland Has Two Majority. The official count of the vote at Atchison shows that W. T. Bland, democrat, vas elected mayor over M. J. Cleyee, republican, by twamajecitar. - Would Not Sign It. Tofxxa, April 1L The cause of the shop men's strike on the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe system eemrnot to be in any die acreemant about wages or regulations j both LA. A. Kobinson, the old manager, and Mr. Frey, the new manager, conceding ine j asked, in detail, and offering to enforce them in general orders. The strike seems, rather, to have been caused by the refusal of the officials to sign an' agreement as drawn up by the commit tees ol the federation of employes; which is as follows: , First That apprentices shall serve four years: that one apprentice shall be allowed' in each shop, regardless of the number of men emploj ed, and in addition one fee each five men employed. Second That overtime shall bo paid for at one and one-half price and such overtime shall not be compulsory except in emergen cies. Third The. standard time shall be ten hours, and nine hours Saturday, the latter to count as full time. Fourth In reducing expenses time shall be reduced to eight hours rather than lay off men. If further reduction bo found to be necessary, then married men and those hav ing persons dependent upon them are to be retained, the single men to be laid off. Fifth Mechanics to havo all grievances redressed through the master mechanics and those next higher in authority. Sixth No man to be discharged, without 'just cause, and if after investigation the discharge is found to have been unjust, the man is to be reinstated. Seventh No mechanic to receive lese than tho 'schedule pay where he may be working. Eighth Any chinge in this agreement to be made only after thirty days notice from, cither tho company or the employes. Attached to this agreement was a further agreement that if any mechanics violated. any portion of it they were to be summarily discharged and the fedoration pledged to supply new men in thoir places. The committee of tho federation-say that. Mr. Bobinson, formerly general manager, consented to accept tho agreement, but. would not sign it. Mr. Frey, Mr. Robinson's successor, also declared hw willingness to enforce the agreement but would not sign it for the company. Six New Members. Governor Lewelling will, within a few days, appoint six members of the state board. of health. Tho board consists of nine regular physi cians, and a secretary is to be elected by the board, but who is usually recommended by the governor, in tho usual order of things there are but three members to appoint each. ;ear, but the three members appointed last, summer by Governor Humphrey were not confirmed by the senate and Governor Lew elling will remove them. Those to be removed are Dr. R. C. Mus grove, of Grenola; Dr. K. A. Williams, or Olathe, and Dr. Andrew Sabine, of Garden City. Those whose terms expire are Dr. J. Milton Welch, La Cygne; Dr. G. H. T. Johnson, Atchison, and Dr. D. C. Jones, Topeka. Politics has never had anything to do with, the appointments of this board, and it is un derstood that Governor Lowelline will fol low in the footsteps of his predecessors in this particular. There are several candidates for the office' of secretary, as it is tho only position on the board with a salary attached. The salary of the secretary is $2,000 a year. Frauds at the Strip. Gainesviixe, Tex., April 11. Captain A. P. Cagle, of St. Joseph, passed through hero from an extensive tour over Oklahoma and the Cherokee strip. Captain Cagle says the holders are black with people, who are grow ing restless! especially tho yast majority, whose extreme poverty makes the hardships on them doubly severe. He also says that although the strip is being well patrolled, immense frauds will be prepetrated unless the government wakes up. Commissions to be deputy marshals, which aro equiva lent to tickets of admission to the strip, are being trafficked in to a great extent. Men who, by purchase or favoritism, get these commissions hire themselves as "soon eri," whose duty it is to "squat" on a good piece of land and relinquish it to their em ployer as soon as they begin proceedings of contest. Earthquake Shocks. Albuquekque, N. M., April 11. Loe Lunas, Berlin and several other towns in Valencia county along the Rio Grande river are all in excitement over what appears to have been infatile earthquakes. Four shocks have been distinctly felt. The first one was followed by two next day, and one the fol lowing morning. The list shock was of three seconds duration, during which time eight or ten vibrations were felt. Lamp chimneys and glasses were broken, dishes rattled in cupboards, and a few frame houses in towns swayed as if shaken by terrific windstorms. Death of a Maenate. New Yobk, April 1L George L Seney, multi-millionaire, philanphropist and ex railroad magnate, is dead from heart dis ease, from which he had been suffering for two weeks. Mr. Seney was identified with many rail road enterprises in the south and west and was regarded as a shrewd financier. On9 of his greatest operations was the sale of the New York, Chicago and St Louis rail road, known as the Nickel Plate, to the Vanderbilts. He was the father of nine children, all of whom survive him. To Annex Canada. New Yobk, April 11. Honore Merrier, late premier of Quebec ; T. J. Bobidoux, ex attorney general of Quebec; Charles Lan gier, formerly provincial secretary ; L. J. A. Papineaux, who was with his father in the rebellion of 1837, and J. X. Perrault. of Montreal, an ex-member of the Canadian parliament and Canadian representative at the Philadelphia exposition in 1876; are in the city, and it is understood that they will confer with the men most prominent in this country as advocates of annexation. m Ady's Contest Eff actual. Washington, D. C, April 11. The senate committee on privileges and elections after a short meeting considering the case of Mr. Martin, senator from Kansas, whose seat has been contested by Mr. Ady, decided to report favorably a resolution authorizing the committee to sit during the rece3s, by sub committee or otherwite, and loolc into the claim of Mr. Ady to the seat, to go to Kan sas if necessary and to send for persons and papers. New York Breezes. Buffalo, N. Y., April 1L Reports from a number of points in Western New York show that a wind storm did considerable damage to property and caused the lose of ono life. At Springville the barn of Vedder Hem street, a farmer, was blown down and Hem street, who was milking cows at the time, was crushed to death under the heavy tim bers. His hired man was severely injured. Santa Fe Bridges Fired. Gainesviixe, Tex., April 1L A Santa Fe bridge twenty miles south of here was buraed with every ind c tian of incendiarism. As other Santa Fe oridge, 100 miles nerth of Purcell, was also burned a few nights ago, with unmistakable evidence that it was set on fire. The officials have begun an investigation, and it is rumored that a conspiracy Favolv mg a number of Cherokee boomers will be evolved. The boomers, it is asserted, thi&k the cattlemen are trying to retard the open, ingof the Cherokee strip by shippiir ia cattle, and that to checkmate then Urn boomers are buraing bridges alosg ifce SaataFe. A A r 5 L "" V -K- ., ." Sfe-C r--r , J-C - ig - L- . :XJ.