T. BEXUL1EU, Editor.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
O N the 1st a bill was introduced in the Senate
appropriating $100,000 for the prevention and
extirpation of yellow fever in the United
States. The Direct-Tax bill was referred to
tiro Finance Committee. Senator Ingalls,
Kan. spoke in reply to the recent speech of
Senator Voorhees (Ind.), and bitterly assailed
the latter's war record ...In the House debate
on the Mills Tariff bill occupied the session.
BIL LS were passed in the Senate on the 2d
lor public buildings at Fort Dodge, Ta Sterl
ing, III., and Duluth, Minn., and 105 pension
Dills, 42 being House bills. The Railroad Land
Grant Forfeiture bill and the bill tor the es
tablishment of a bureau of animal industry
-were discussed. ..In the House the discussion
on the Tariff bill was participated in by Mr.
"Wilson (Minn.), Mr. Lanham (Tex.) and Mr.
Caruth (Ky.), in favor of the bill, and by Mr.
Allen (Mass.) and Mr. McComas (Md.) in oppo
IN the Senate bills were placed on the calen
dar on the 3d to retire certain disabled officers
of the army for promotion of army officers
after twenty years' continuous service in one
grade, and to restore to the public domain part
of the Utah Valley Indian Reservation In
Utah. A bill was introduced to execute the
3ttptfftnon8 Of the new ctoine&e trwaiy. The
Bailroad Land-Grant Forfeiture bill and the
bill for the establishment of a bureau of animal
industry were rurther considered Adjourned
to the 7th In the House Mr. Watson (W.
Vi.) and Mi. McKmney N spoke in fa\or
of the Tariff bill and Mr ngley (Me against
THJS Senate was not in session on the 4th...
In tht House the debate on the Tar ff bill was
resumed, Mr. Guenther (Wi.) speaking against
the measure, and Messrs. McDonald (Minn.)
and Wheeler (Ala.) in its favor. At the even
ing session U\ enty seven pension bills were
TUE public-debt statement on the 1st
showed the total debt to be l,70d,Wtt, J75
cash in treasury, 8110,244,969: debt less
cash treasury, 1,181,052,655 Decrease
during April, 9,235,300 Decrease since
Juno :J0, lfca7, *9r,705,b81.
NE AR Alliance O Peter Whiteieather, a
retired faimer, aged sixty five years, as
killed by a noise's kick on the 1st.
LMWS W MC GJ,AUFLI\, a heavy San
Francis grain dealer, failed on the 1st for
$100 000, with the Bank of Nevada as his
OK 580 applicants for liquor licenses at
Philadelphia on the 1st 3a9 were refused
A I'KTinox to Governor Oglesby forth
pardon of Anarchists Fielden, Schwab and
Neebe was circulation in Chicago on the
DURI NG the iorty-eight hours ended at
noon on the 1st nearly ten thousand immi
grants were landed at Castle Garden, New
THE general conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church began in Now
the 1st, Bishop Bowman presiding.
HUJKIS (colored), who assaulted Mrs.
Simmons at Vicksburg, Miss was lynched
on the 1st.
I N Pittsburgh, a 503 out of 727 saloons
closed up on the 1st, when the Brooks
Liquor law went into effect.
WILLIAM G. DLTTENTHOFEK, tax-collector
of Columbia borough, Pa., was on the 1st
adjudged a defaulter in the sum of $6,000.
A Jackson, Miss on the. 1st General
Wir Adams, the postmaster, and John
Martin, editor of the Neio Mlssissippian,
fought a duel in the street, both being
TWEN TY houses were burned on the 1st
at Trenton, Ky.
THE great strike of the engineers and fire
men of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
railroad system, which was inaugurated
February 20, was on the 1st said to have
been officially declared lost.
THE surface buildings of the Eclipse
mine at Little Cottonwood, were
burned on the 2d. Loss, S100,000.
THE total log-cut of the Duluth (Minn.)
district during the past season was 270,000,-
A Finn on the 2d destroyed Conrad Zieg
ler's slaughter-house and fifty head of cat
tle at Allegheny City, Pa
THE address of the Methodist Bishops,
read at the general conference in Ne
York on the 2d, showed that in four years
450,000 souls had been brought into the
church and the membership increased from
1,769.534 to 2,093,935. Th Bishops are op
.posed to high license and in favor of total
prohibition of the liquor traffic.
GEXERAL MART IN BEEM, a prominent Chi
cago lawyer, committed suicide by shoot
ing himself on the 2d at Stanton, Neb.,
where he was visiting. Family troubles
were the cause.
A Helena, M. T., on the 2d John T. Rand
killed his wife and child and himself.
Two CHILDREN of Farmer Hen ry Rincho,
Dear Canton, O., were burned to death on
GEOR GE MARTI N, a miner, who shot and
killed Deputy Marshal Kelly at Warrior,
Ala., as lynched by a mob on the 2d.
Six consecutive days of rain were report
ed on the 2d from Mason City and other
THE little hamlet of Mclntyre, Pa., as
wiped out by fire on the 2d.
I was reported on the 2d that a mail
pouch on the Northern Central road had
been robbed near Baltimore of $10,000 in
A STORM of wind on the 3d demolished a
two-story store building at Lacoma, la.,
burying in the debris and killing farmer
Leonard Wilson. Several houses were un
ALLAN O. METERS was convicted on the
8d at Columbus, O., of contempt of court in
publishing objectionable articles during the
tally-sheet forgery cases, and was fined
1200 and sentenced to three months' im
THEODO RE DWIGH T, Libraria of the
State Department at Washington, tendered
his resignation on the 3d, and it as ac
THE first convention of the National
Fure Food Association was held in New
York on the 3d.
THZ strike of the Edgar Thomson steel
works at Braddock, Pa., was declared off
by the Knights of Labor on the 3d, the men
resuming wo rk at thj old rates.
GENERAL JOHN M. SCOFIE LD was on the
Sd elected Commander of the Ne York
State Commandry of the Loyal Legion.
THE Second National Bank at Xenia, O.,
closed its doors on the 3d, owing to the
failure of Hoover & Allison, merchants.
THE Chamber of Commerce of New Yo rk
on the 3d held its one hundred and twenti
eth annual meeting.
A FI RE on the 3d in the yards of the Chip
pewa Lumber Company at Chippewa Lake,
Mich., destroyed ten million feet of lumber.
Loss, $120,000 insurance, $100,000.
A Columbus, O., on the 3d George Ter
williger and George Whittaker were in
stantly killed and Simeon Coleman fatally
hurt by the falling of the wall of a new
THE Iowa State Pharmaceutical Associa-
tion in session on the 3d at Des Moines re
solved that as soon as the present permits
expire the members would refuse to sell
liquor for any purpose.
THE city of Winona, Minn., was partly
under water on the 3d, owing to a rise in
the river. The residents of the Pond Lily
addition were well out to sea, and reached
their houses by boat.
SEVER AL buildings in the town of Ber
ring, Mo., were blown down in a storm on
the 4th, and James Myers was killed.
THE mark et building at San Diego, Cal.,
was burned on the 4th. Loss, $125,000.
A FLEET of steam-vessels loaded with
grain for Buffalo made the first passage
through Mackinac straits on the 4th.
FIRE on the 4th at Milton, O., damaged
the town hall, Presbyterian church and
ma ny business houses. Loss, $120,000.
A HEAVY tornado and hail-storm passed
north of Texarkana, Ark., on the 4th, un
roofing houses, uprooting trees, killing
stock and greatly damaging the crops.
A CYCLONE struck Pekin, 111., on the 4th,
unroofing buildings, uprooting trees and
blowing down chimneys and fences in its
path. No person Avas killed.
A FIRE destroyed a barn on the farm of
Widow Freeze, near Arlington, Neb., on the
4th, and the entire family, consisting of
four adults and three children, perished in
the flames, probably in the attempt to res
cue the cattle from the burning building.
Twenty-five head of stock also perished.
A CYCLONE swept over Camden, Ark., on
the 4th, destroying several houses and lev
eling trees. A Blake and other neighbor
ing places damage was also done. No lives
_JQrjRixG theseven,da.ya.QuHe(l,o,n the 4th
there were 156 business failures in the
United States, against 19? the previous
seven days. Th total of failures in the
United States from January 1 to date is
3,S92, against 3,986 in 1887.
DLKI NG the month of April the total fire
loss in the United States was 11,3*26,350,
against 11,750,000 for the same month last
TROUBLE was brewing on the 4th in
Lowndes County, Ala between the whites
and negroes, and the Governor had ordered
out troops to preserve the peace.
A Boston on the 4th Luther W Holman,
a real estate dealer, was arrested for en
tering into a conspiracy to procure the
muider of his sister for the purpose of
securing her property.
Srvnv THOI^V XD immigrants arrived at
Castle Garden, New York, on the 4th. Th
record tor the year up to date is 121,776. an
increase of 11,285 over the same period last
A N east-bound freight train on the Penn
sylvania railroad was partly destroyed by
hro on the 4th at Wayne Station, Pa., caus
ing a loss of !100,000
HWWOOD WVRD and his wife were fa
tally nrjuied on the 4th in the streets of
Wilson, N by the explosion of a dyna
ONEIHOISIMI men employed in the iron
mines near Duluth. Minn struck on the
4th iov higher wages
B\ a collision on the 4th on the Jackson
ville & Southern railroad near Sorento, Mo.,
two men weie killed and several wounded.
Two LHTT.L girls aged about seven \ears,
daughters of John Blake and Taut Clavton,
were fatally burned on the 4th near Shaw
neetown, 111. The were pouring coal oil
on the fire, when the can exploded.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
NE AR Shelbyville, 111, Mrs. Margaret
Dutton, aged 102, and for fifty years a resi
dent oi Illinois, died on the 1st after only a
few days' illness. She as an inveterate
smoker until her 100th birthday, when she
stopped for fear of injuring her health.
MRS. PHELENA JOHNSO N, of Aurora III.
-4#*rre i^^iiMd hut1fcawj*--^t6ia4f~^F
on the 1st. Sh was in possession of her
A the California Republican convention
in Sacramento on the 1st delegates were
chosen to the National convention and a
resolution was passed expressing regret
for the refusal of James Blaine to be a
candidate and reiterating confidence in his
integrity and ability.
NEW HAMPSHI RE Democrats convened at
Concord on the 1st and elected delegates to
the St. Louis convention. The resolutions
adopted indorse the Administration of
President Cleveland, and recommend him
TnE Democrats of Wisconsin met in Mad
ison on the 1st and chose delegates to
the National convention who indorse Pres
THE Republicans made the following re
nommations for Congress in Kansas on
the 1st Fifth district, R. Anderson
Seventh, E. R. Peters.
THE South Carolina Republicans met at
Columbia on the 1st and elected delegates
to the Chicago convention. Th platform
denounces the disenfranchisement of the
Southern Republican vote, and invokes the
Government to relieve the people from un
just election laws.
ILLINOIS Republicans met in State con
vention on the 2d at Springfield and nomi
nated the following ticket: For Governor,
Joseph W Fifer Lieutenant-Governor,
L. B. Ray Secretary of State, I. N. Pear
son Auditor, General Charles Pavey
Treasurer, Charles Becker Attorney-Gen
eral, George Hunt. The delegates selected
to attend the National convention were in
structed for Walter Q. Gresham for Presi
dent. Th platform reaffirms the princi
ples laid down in the National platform of
1884 says the Democratic party has become
merely an organization of official spoils,
and has unblushingly violated its reforma
tory promises and is not entitled to the con
fidence of the people and demands pro
tection for American industries.
THE Pennsylvania Prohibitionists met at
Harrisburg on the 2d and elected delegates
to the National convention at Indianapolis.
The platform pledges the party to the
policy of total prohibition by constitutional
amendment opposes all forms of license
favors the election of President, Vice-Pres
ident and United States Senators by direct
vote of the people demands full protection
to American industries, and declares for
THE Democratic State convention of Iowa
as held at Dubuque on the 2d, and dele
gates were chosen to the National conven
tion who favor the renomination of Presi
dent Cleveland. The platform indorses the
President's tariff message, favors Civil
Service reform only as applied to minor of
fices, and reaffirms the opposition of the
party to all forms of prohibitory liquor leg
THE Democratic State convention of Ne
braska as held at Oma ha on the 2d, and
delegates were chosen to St. Louis who
favor Cleveland's renomination.
IDAHO Republicans met on,the 2d at Boise
City and elected delegates to the National
convention who were uninstructed.
THE Democrats of Connecticut met in
Hartford on the 2d and chose delegates to
the National convention.
THE second annual convention of Anti
Saloon Republicans was called to order at
Cooper Institute in Ne York on the 2d
with delegates from all the States in at
tendance. I the opening address of the
chairman it was stated that seventy-five
per cent, of Republicans were opposed to
saloons, fifteen per cent, cared more for
political success than for the saloon ques
tion, while ten per cent, favored saloons.
A STA TE organization of Republican clubs
was effected at Des Moines, la., on the 2d,
With Secretary of State Jaokton as prasl
dent. A platform indorsing Senton Allison
for President was adopted.
THE Union Labor party of Nebraska met
at Lincoln on the 2d and elected delegate*
to the National convention at Cincinnati
THE Republicans of the Sixth Kansas
Congressional district on the 2d renom
inated Congressman Turner, and the Pro
hibitionists of the Fourteenth New York
district nominated Rev. V. W Benedict
THE Kentuc ky Republicans met at Louis
ville on the 2d and chose delegates to the
THE Indiana Republicans met instate
convention at Indianapolis on the 3d and
selected Albert G. Porter, R. W. Thomp
son, Clem Studebaker and N. Huston as
delegates-at-large to the National conven
tion. Resolutions were adopted indorsing
General Benjamin Harrison as a Presiden
tial candidate, and sending greeting to
Senator Ingalls, of Kansas, for his scathing
expose of the treasonable record of Daniel
W. Voorhees, a man who at the outbreak $1
the rebellion was in close aooord and cor
respondence with the Southern conspir
ators, and who discouraged enlistments in
the Union army by loading the volunteer
Union soldier with opprobious epithets."
RHO DE ISLAND Republicans met in Prov
idence on the 3d and elected delegates jo
the Chicago convention. No instruction]*.
The platform declares for liberal pensions,
a free ballot and fair count and proteotioa.
THE Union Labor party of West Virginia
met at Charleston on the 3d and nominated
a full State ticket, with S. H. Pierson for
CONGRESSMAN WILLI \M S. HOLMA N, of tie
Fourth Indiana district,was renominated by
acclamation by the Democrats on the 3d.
A the session of the Anti-Saloon Repub
lican National conference in New York
on the 3d a platform was adopted whioh
denounces the saloon, declaring that as a
public enemy it ought to be abolished, that
it is doomed and must go, and asks the Re
publican National convention to insert a
plank in the party platform that shall be
clearly hostile to the saloon.
THE New Jersey Democratic convention
at Trenton on the 3d elected delegates in
structed to support the renomination of
THE Republicans of the Third North Car
olina district on the 3d nominated O
Robinson, of Goldsboro, for Congress,
THE Republicans of the Second Kansas
district on the 3d renominated Congress
man Funs'on by acclamation.
THOMAS B. REED was renominated for
Congress on the 3d by the Republicans of
the First District of Maine.
Cuutixs LYMA N, for twenty-seven years
at the head of the dead-letter office of the
Post-office Department, died at his resi
dence in Washington on the 4th in the
eightieth year of his age.
THE Progressive Labor party, formed in
opposition to the Hen ry George party, as
declared dissolved by its general committee
in New Yo rk on the 4th.
R. POWDER LY in a letter on the 4th
stated that he was not a candidate for any
political office, and advised the Knights of
Labor against going into politics as a party
BuitGi.vRS broke into a jewelry store in
Munich. Germany, on the 30th ult. and car
ried away goods valued at $125,000.
THE authorities of Melbourne, Australia,
on the 1st refused to allow 268 Chinese im
migrants to land there, declining to recog
nize their naturalization papers.
HLGHES BROS wholesale dry goods deal
ers at Toronto, Ont., failed on the 3d for
ATJ Quebec the jury in the case of th a
Salvation Army, indicted as a public nui-
SSSte^-.. Tw*ait of ermllvon the ?.d
EDITOR WILLIAM O'BRIEN, on trial at
Loughrea, Ireland, for violating the Crimea
act, was convicted on the 3d and sentenced
to three months' imprisonment.
A N explosion of gas on the 4th in a tun
nel near Messina, Italy, killed six workmen,
and a large number were injured.
Ow IXG to the great rush of immigration
into Canada the regular weekly steamship
service was on the 4th supplemented by an
A DISPATCH of the 4th from Buenos Ayres
says the reports of the suspension of bank
ing houses in that city are without founda
DLSPATCHES received in London froni
India on tae 6th state that unprecedented
hailstjrms occurred at and in the vi
cinity of Moradobad and Delhi, some of
the hailstones weighing two pounds. Over
150 persons were killed by being struck
them and in Bengal twenty persons were
killed,200 severely injured and 2,000 huts de
A SHOOTING affray occurred at Drum
mond, Mont, on the 5th, in which Patricj
Dooley, his son and a man named Campbal
fatally woun ^ed two brothers named Mil
JUDGE M. FORCE, of Cincinnati, haj
been appointed commander of the so.d.ers
and sailors' home at fcandusky, Ohio.
THE following clubs were in the lead in
the race for hasj-ball championship at th
close of the games played on the 5th.
Western Association, Des Moines Nation
al League, Boston and Chicago a tie for
first place American Association, CinCxn
WHILE descending a heavy grade neai
Mt. Carmel, Pa., on the 5th, a Philadelphia,
and Reading frei-ht train became discon
nected and the last section dashed into the
rear car of the first section, causing an ex
plosion of Dupont power in one of the cars
Eight persons were killed, thirty were in
jured and seventeen buildings were
THE Utah Democrats Territorial conven
tion was held at Ogdeta on the 5th. Mor
mon delegates were excluded, the conven
tion declaring that neither members of the
people's or any other party could be Demo
crats. Resolutions were adopted opposing
the admission of Utah as a state and indors
ing the administration of President Cleve
THE Union Labor party's state conven
tion at Sedalia. Mo., held the 5th, nom
inated a fujl state ticket, headed by A.
Mannering, of Mary ville, for Governor.
E Nash, general superintendent of the
railway mail service, tendered his resigna
tion on the 5th.
JAMES WOO D, employed in a lumber mill
at Bloomer, Wis., was caught in the shaft
ing and fatally injured on the 5th.
A SCULLING match for the chanipionshij
of the world took place at Sidney,N. S. W.,
on the 5th b^tw en Petsr Kemp, of An a
tralia, and Edward Hanlan, of Canada
Kemp won by five en/ths.
A ROUND-HOUSE at St Ia nace, Mioh.
containing three locomotives was burned
on the 5th. Loss $20,000.
JULI US OLSON shot and killed his brothei
John during a quarrel at Chicago on th
WILL WEAR A ROBE.
President Cleveland Fills the Vacancy on
the Supreme Bench by Appointing Mel
ville W Fuller, of Chicago, Chief Jus-
ticeHis Action Gives General Satisfac-
tionNo Doubt of Hi Confirmation
Sketch of the Appointee's Career.
WASHINGTO N, May 1.President Cleve
land yesterday sent to the Senate the name
of Melville W. Fuller for Chief Justice of
the United States Supreme Court. There
will be no trouble about Mr. Fuller's con
firmation, although the Senate will not
take unbecoming haste in acting upon the
nomination. It. will go first to the Commit
tee on the Judiciary, which is composed of
Messrs. Edmunds, Hoar, Ingalls, Wilson
(la.), Evarts, Pugh, Coke, Vest and
George. To nearly all of these gentlemen
Mr. Fuller is personally known, and no ob
jection will be raised to him on the Repub
lican side. Th Democratic Senators do
not always vote for the President's nomi
nees, but it is not believed there is any rea
son for expecting opposition to Mr. Fuller.
When the nomination of Mr. Fuller as
Chief Justice of the United States reached
the Senate, it was immediately made the
subject of general whi'spered conversation,
and as far as could be ascertained, the com
ment was entirely favorable to the selec
tion from every standpoint.
Early in the Administration of Mr. Cleve
land, Mr. Fuller as tendered the Soliei-
MELVILLE W FULLER.
tor-Generalship, and subsequently posi
tions on the Civil Service Commission,
Inter-State Commerce Commission and
Pacific Railroad Commission, all of which
he declined. has been held in the
highest regard by the President, and has
been generally indorsed by Western Demo
A instant cry of approval ran over the
Capital wh en the news became public, es
pecially among those from Illinois, Indiana,
Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, where Mr.
Fuller was particularly well-known, and
Congressional and other friends of the hon
ored Chicagoan are jubilant over the nota
ble recognition of their favorite by the
The Supreme Court was in session wh en
the news came there, and it was received
with as much demonstration of pleasure
as ever comes over that dignified body.
Senator Edmunds, who has been Mr.
Phelps' chief advocate, was pleading
a case before Acting Chief Justice
Miller and his associates. Even Justice
Field, who, it was thought early in the
talk, might possibly be promoted to the po
sition, received the announcement pleasur
ably Mr. Field later spoke highly and in
Complimentary ter ms of Mr. Fuller. Jus
|tiee Lamar was also warm in the approval
-,CmcAGaJtori,=^fevJkllm: received the!
jporace his appomffienT^ wi th~ milc#r^
greater coolness than his friends. About
noon President Cleveland, by telegram,
notified him that his na me had been sent to
the Senate for the place of Chief Jus
tice of the United States Su
premo Court. Other dispatches speed
ily followed, and the newspaper
bulletins soon announced the appointment.
By 1 o'clock the news had run through the
courts, and the lawyers began their pil
grimages toward Mr. Fuller's office on
Dearborn street. as the recipient of
many personal congratulations, his fellow
members of the bar seeming unanimous in
their approval of the President's action.
During the day ma ny telegrams of a con
gratulatory nature were received by Mr.
Fuller Asked whether or not he would
accept, he gave rather an evasive answer,
preferring not to talk on the subject, but
the impression as left that he would not
decline the office.
NEW YOR K, May 1.Dispatches from the
leading newspapers of the country give the
gist of the editorials published this morn
ing on the appointment of Melville W. Ful
ler to the Chief-Justiceship. Summed up,
the majority of the editors agree that while
the appointment is a surprise, it is far from
being a mistake on the part of the Presi
dent, and hopes are expressed that Mr.
Fuller will accept.
[Mellville W. Fuller was born February 11,
18H, at Augusta, Me. He comes from the best
New England stook, his ancestry dating back
to the Mayflower's arrival. He graduated from
Bowdoin in 1853 He then entered the law of
fice of his uncle at Bangor, attending lectures
in the law department of Harvard Uni.
versity. Mr. Fuller commenced the practice
of his profession his native city, also doing
editorial duty on the Age, of wlrch he was one
of the editors. He was elected a member oi
the common council, became its president, and
also acted as city solicitor at the same time. In
1856, wishing a larger field of action, he removed
to Chicago and began at once a lucrative
business in his profession. In 1861 he was a
member of the Constitutional convention oi
this State and was a member of the
Democratic National conventions of 1864,
1872, 1876 and 1880. His literary attain
ments are varied and of high order, and
his public speeches are characterized
by elegance of diction, eloquence and clearly
defined argument. He is a great admirer oi
Stephen A. Douglas, having delivered an ad
dress of welcome to him in I860, also pronounc
ing his eulogy in 1661, and paying an eloquent
tribute to the dead statesman at the Iroquois
Club banquet in Chicago of last Mondav even
ing. He has been twice marriedin 1858 and
A Milk-Dealer's Peculiar Loss.
BRIDGEPOR T, Conn., May 1.Samuel
Stevens, a milk-dealer residing in the ad
joining town of Monroe, on going to his
barn Sunday morning, found that the en
tire flooring of his cow-stables had given
way during the night, and precipitated his
tec cows into the opening. Nothing re
mained but the stanchions to which his
stock were fastened, and from these hung
ten dead cows.
Disastrous Forest Fires.
PITTSBURGH, Pa May 1.A fo*t Brad
ford, (Pa.) special says: Forest fires hav e'
been raging in the Kane oil fields since Sun
day afternoon. They were started by a spark
from a locomotive. Seventeen rigs and
several tanks of oil were burned on
Sunday, and a number of rigs and over 1,-
000 barrels of oil were destroj'ed yesterday.
Swamp Lodge, a suburb of Kane,
was completely wiped out. Carpenter's
large saw-mills at the lodge were also
consumed. Th fire burned incessantly
until 8 o'clock last evening, when a heavy
raiaehecked the progress of the flames,
and it is now under control. Th loss can
not be estimated, but will be very heavy.
I is the worst fire in the history of the
THE POPE AN IRELAND.
The Holy Father's Decree, I Ig Said, De
nles Absolution to Members th
LeagueIrish Prelates Urging Theii
Flocks to Obey the Edict.
DUBLI N, Ma l.-Rev. Mr. O'Reillv,
presiding at a meeting of electors at Incha
core, Ireland, urged his hearers to take no
notice of the reports that were being circu
lated concerning the Pope's decree.
When Archbishop Wal sh returned h
would make their conscience perfectly
easy. Messrs. Clancy, Redmond and Ken
ny, members of Parliament, also spoke, ad
vising the people not to take action until
the text of the decree has been published.
A dispatch from Rome says that the
College of the Holly Office was charged to
examine Mgr. Persico's reports, and
whether Catholics belonging to the Na
tional League were guilty of sin and de
barred from absolution. Th congrega
tion, the Pope presiding, replied in the
affirmative, and drew up a decree to that
effect. Cardinal Simeone, acting under
the Pope's orders, forwarded the decree
to Ireland, with special instructions
to Mgr. Persico and the Irish Episco
pacy, wh en instructing the clergy to en
force it, to inform them that they must re
fuse absolution to any one declining to re
nounce membership in the National League.
I is further stated that neither the
league nor its political claims are ex
plicitly condemned by the Holy Office,
whieh confines itself to declaring "that the
methods employed are contrary to the re
ligious duties of Catholics. Th Po
approved the decision, without in any way
entering into political questions pending
between England and Ireland. Arch
bishop Walsh is still in Rome, in compli
ance with orders from the Vatican.
The Catholic Archbishops and Bfishops
throughout Ireland are preparing pastoral
letters in reference to the Pope's pronun
ciamiento. Th pastors will recommend
obedience to the instructions of the
sovereign pontiff, but, en-tering into de
tails as to the present conditions of
the country, will argue that the plan of
campaign as a necessity for the protec
tion of tenant farmers, and therefore justi
fiable. However, believing that it has ac
complished the purpose for which it as
organized, the prelates will counsel the
people to abandon all attempts to continue
the plan of campaign.
DUBLI N, May 1. Notices have been
posted in Kilruf'k threatening with the
doom of James Carey (the Phoenix Parkin
former) any one dealing with the inn-keeper
who harbored a constable who assaulted a
priest during the efforts of the authorities
to suppress a meeting of the National
League at that place.
LONDO N, May 1.A meeting composed
of Irishmen and Englishmen, held at Al
dershot, condemned the Pope's decree, and
resolved to found a branch of the home
rule organization and to cease contributing
to Peter's pence.
A NEW AMERICAN CARDINAL.
Archbishop Feehan, of Chicago, or Kishop
Ireland, of Minnesota, Ma Secure the
Distinction. BurF\Lo, N. Y,May 1.Since the re
turn of Bishop Ry an from Rome a rumor
has gained cur-
rency in church
circles that an
hat will come to
America at no
distant day. Th
na me of the dig
nitary on whom
thish te& ecclesi-
be conferred has
not leaked out,
but a prominent
priest who is. in
the closest confi-
dence with Bish-
op Ryan in speak- ARCHBISHOP FEKH VN.
ing of the matter gave it as his opin
ion that if the report is true, Arch
bishop Feehan, of Chicago, or Bish
op Ireland, of Minnesota, who has
just been created an Archbishop, will be
selected Th Pope, it is said, was very
favorably impressed with Bishop Ireland
who spent some months in Rome last year'
and it would not therefore be surprising if
St. Paul's eloquent temperance advocate
were singled out for still higher honors
than the Archiepiscopate.
MARIETTA'S NEXT CENTENNIAL.
Distinguished Orators and Guests Ex
pected at the July Celebration.
WASHINGTO N, Ma l.-The committee
from Marietta, O., representing the centen
nial celebration of the establishment of
civil government in the Northwestern
States at that place to begin July 15
1888, have extended formal invitations
to President Cleveland and Cabinet
General Phil Sheridan and Admiral Porter
representing the army and navy, and the
Justices of the Supreme Court General
Rosecrans and Hon. S. S. Cox, formerly of
Ohio, Hon. John Sherman, Hon
Hen ry B. Payne, General
Grosvenor, ex-Senator Cam-
W. P. Ihompson, formerly of We st Vir
ginia, and Judge A. C. Thompson, of Ohio.
Senators W M. Evart s, of New York, and
J. W. Daniel, of Virginia, will each deliver
orations. Th Governors of the North
western States have been invited, together
with the Governors of the thirteen original
States, and are expected to be present.
THE COMING CAMPAIGN.
Views of the London "Economist" on th
Approaching Presidential Election.
LONDON, Ma 1.The Economist, com
menting on the Presidential election in
"Vast business, financial and railway
schemes hang upon the result of the election.
Even English business waits. Europe has
hardly realized that the growth of America has
advanced the President's position to one of im
mense power and responsibility, so that it is now
one of the first importance on earth. American
diplomaoy is guided by the President's decision
and affects all countries. The President is now
resolving the fisheries question with England,
the Samoan question with Germany, the emi
gration question with China, and the consular
rights question with Morocco. He may next
week decide whether America shall produce
financial rum in Paris and shake the French
Republic by its treatment of De Lesseps's
Panama canal scheme."
At Old Point ComfortYoung
Lady in hotel office, uneasily waiting
for uniform and buttons to come over
from the Fort)--" Why doesn't that
man come? I don't want to sit around
here all morning holding my hands."
Clerkblushing, but hold"Urner
I beg your pardon, Miss, but if it
would be any accommodation I could
hold your hands for you."Critic.
Sad as it may seem to some, the
formation of a coaUirust wouldn't
make it a bit easier fo/ some men to
get trusted for a ton of coaLJournal
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6EVEN PEOPLE BURNED UP.
A Whole Fami ly Found Dead in the RuhM
of a BarnFoul Play Feared.
OMAHA, Neb\, Ma 5.Seven persons
were burned tto death early yesterday
morning in a barn on a farm ne ar Arling
ton, Neb. They are:
Mrs. Freeze, who was a widow Fred
Grotelnsohen, her son-in-law Mrs. Fred
Grotelnschen three children of Mr. and Mrs.
Grotelnschen Louis Grotelnschen.
They all lived on the farm, and had no
neighbors nearer than half a mile. Smoke
was seen in Arlington, and a party of cit
izens went out to investigate. Upon arriv
ing at the farm they found the barn de
stroyed, together with twenty-five head of
stock I the ruins, scattered among the
dead horses and cattle, were the remains of
the entire family.
No one kno ws how it happened. Some
entertain suspicion of foul play, but a ma
jority incline to the belief that the barn
took fire, perhaps through the act of
an incendiary, and that the family
rushed to rescue the live stock, and
while attempting to loosen them were suf
focated. Th only survivor of the family
is a daughter, who is away visiting. Th
body of Mrs. Grotelnschen as crushed un
der the body of a horse, and as the only
one which could be recognized, the others
being terribly burned.
The dwelling was found to be in excel
lent order and the morning's wo rk was
well under way Every thing goes to
show that upon discovery of the fire
in the barn a rush was made to save
the lives of the animals and all were
caught and smothered. The three children
ranged in age from 1 to 6 years. I is sing
ular that these young children should also
have been caught in theibarn. The youngest
one must have been carried there by the
mother in her excitement.
A the coroner's inquest no evidence was
produced to show foul play. Th verdict
was that the fire was accidental. Louis
Grotelnschen, who as employed as a la
borer on the farm and who also perished,
as a great smoker, and the fire may have
caught from sparks from his pipe. The
family is not known to have had an enemy.
The funeral is set for May 7.
__HEAVY_ IMMIGRANT ARRIVALS.
Seven Thousaand Foreigners Brought to
New York FridayRailroads Swamped.
NEW YOR K, May 5Yesterday was a
great day at Castle Garden. Immigrants
poured in by the thousands, and so great
was the crush that the railroads decided
not to sent out any immigrant trains last
night. They were compelled to this course
because the immigrants, once in the garden,
could not be got back after registering
to the floats -which take them to the rail
road depots. The jam was s great that
the registered ones had to stay where they
were, packed in the garden. Th number
of immigrants landed was 5,050, as follows
Polaria, from Hamburg, 815 Rotter
dam, from Rotterdam. 377 Gallia,
from Liverpool, 1,278 Britannic, from
Liverpool, 911 Lessing, from Ham
burg, 916, and Lahn, from Bremen,
725. I addition the Rhaetia, from Ham
burg, with 1,298, and the Antilla, from Na
ples, with 662, arrived, but the immigrants
could not be landed in the garden, and re
mained on shipboard overnight. The grand
total of immigrants arriving yesterday was
thus 7,010, the third greatest day
since the Emmigration Commission was
started. The record for the year up to date
is 121,776, an increase of 11,285 over the
same period last year. Three-quarters of
the immigrants arriving on the Lessing
and Polaria were Hungarians and Poles
bound for the coal mines and unfin
ished railroads of Pennsylvania. Th
Rotterdam immigrants were Hollanders
with big families and having the farming
lands of Michigan for their destination.
The Gallia and Britannic's new comers
were Irish and Scandinavians. The former
will locate hereabouts, while the Norwe
gians, Swedes and Danes wiil start for
IRELAND WILL REBEL.
Nationalists Say the Pope Mast Not Inter
fere with Political Questions.
DUBLI N, May 5.The Freeman's Journal
says that Mr. Parnell will make an im
portant pronouncement at the Eighty Club
dinner on the 8th inst Mr. Parnell be
lieves, it says, that the agrari an
movement in Ireland may be con
ducted with sufficient effect without col
lision with the religious feelings of Irish
men. desires that the Irish people
shall give due weight to the wishes of the
Vatican in matters of faith and morals,
while at the same time insisting on their
claim that in politics Irish opinion and
judgment must be supreme. Three hun
dred persons have promised to attend the
Mr. Dillon, in a speech at Kilmurry yes
terday, advised the people to adopt the
plan of campaign and to boycott all persons
who take evicted farms. Though the peo
ple, he said, were bound to obey the com
mands of Rome in matte rs of church disci
pline, they would not have politics dictated
to them by Italians.
The Evening Telegraph publishes a dis
patch from Sydney, N. S. W., saying: "In
an interview Cardinal Moran advised that
if the National cause was condemned Irish
men should disregard even the command
of the Holy See, and that the agitation for
home rule must continue until victory was
attained, in spite of all opposition."
LONDO N, May 5.The people of a number
of parishes in Ireland have warnod the
priests that if the Pope's rescript against
the league is read in the chapels they"wil
protest against it by leaving.
A CYCLONE IN ARKANSAS.
Houses Wrecked, Trees Torn Up ana Stock
CAMDE N, Ark., May*5.A terrific cyclone
passed over the eastern portion of Ouachita
County late Thursday afternoon. I
struck Josiah Herson's place, smash
ing his houses and fencing. The
storm traveled from the southeast .to the
northeast, and its track was about 150
yards wide. Trees were twisted and torn
from their roots and hurled about like
straws. Damage is also reported at Blake
and other places in the neighborhood.
TEXARKANA, Ark. May 5.Thursday
evening a heavy tornado and hail-storm
passed north of the city, unroofing nouses
and uprooting trees. There are reports
much damage to crops and much killing ot
Koscoo ConkUng's Will.
NEW YORK, May 5.After the death of
Roscoe Conkling, Judge Shipman, his part
ner, in looking over Mr. ConkUng's papers,
found a will dated 1867, which, ft is under
stood, left all the property to Mrs. Conk
ling. I was thought that Mr. Conkling
had made a later will, and a thorough
search was made, but without result. Th
will of 1867 will be offered for probate at
Utica next week, and will be brought to
New York to be recorded. Mr. Conkling's
estate is supposed to be about $300,000.
A Widow Robbed.
MOMNE, 111., May 5.Two masked men
entered the dwelling of the widow Mohr, at
Rapids City, Thursday night and robbed
the ooor woman of $1,000.
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