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by HUNTSVILLE GAZETTE company. “With Charity For All; and Malice Towards None.” subscription, $i.oo Per Annum. '"VOLUME XV. _HUNTSVILLE. ALA., SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1894. NUMBER 26. -^ZTj ovster V. Ill disappear,” says a -temporary. The oyster does disap cn [jo immolates his precious corpse rei,r' piattt rs in every respectable hos °^r‘ ! jjnt while the individual is .a down, there is a bed-fellow to pi.r , take his piace. Pnft two Jerabek children, who ed themselves in Vienna recently to C ere their mother the burden of sup ping them, might furnish a new ^ j*ve to the drama. Is there any - in song or storv more pathetic L their death?_ ifjTRAMA is now sending large sup of poultry and game to the En ‘ :sh markets. Several experimental ‘rn5ignments of chickens, ducks, wild docks, teal.and curlews have made a 5JC,.ess and there is promise of the de rflopment of a considerable trade. AN f0wa druggist is charged with re tiring stolen postage stamps. Possi pivthe poor man was led to sinning by ids customers. Not a few people think they ought to he trusted for stamps, gad unless a pharmacist gets them be oirpar how is he to come out even? fun disturbing intelligence comes from Ohio of the birth of a cat which i* four cats in one—that is to say, four f2;s made one by Siamese-twin liga •j^nts. The noctural possibilities oi such a eat are positively appalling, in ;ict. nothing short of a catastrophe. Some good friend of Mrs. Clevel ind '■telling around that Washington peo tieare displeased because she likes her tone better than she likes “society.” foa woman of ordinary intelligence, Washington society, as it is expected to be. must he exceedingly wearisome. Mjie. Le Havre, who is lecturing in Now York on dress, says that men with classic features should go clean-shaven. As for women, they should dress with true art, and they should be living, ani mated pictures. Home of them are pictures—ebromos, of the most highly colored type. The British house of commons will miss in Sir Richard Temple, who has innotinced his intention to retire at the Ioext election from parliament, one of its most characteristic figures. There «ttwo subjects on which he can speak rh the highest authority—India and .location in London. The Hawaiian royalists are still waiting for something to turn up. The iatest evidence of this is their solemn •efusal to take the oath of allegiance to the provisional government. How :ver, if they' don't want to get in out )f the rain there’s no need to force ! umbrellas upon them. They have muscular thieves in Chi ■ag»». A flagstaff, weighing six tons, us mysteriously disappeared from the IWlrt's fair grounds. The contractor who bought the remaining exposition buildings is dismantling them with all ■“'ssible speed, as it is unsafe to leave hem outdoors of nights. hoMEN are now demanding that bachelors shall be made as distinct r°m married men us maids are distinct rom married women. I f a maid is to be ailed Miss a bachelor must be known Master. This is reasonable enough. Host people are aware that a man •■eases to be master when he marries. That the modern newspaper (not he penny dreadful) is oue of the I treatest of modern educators is a self ddent truth. It is a big source of wonder to us as to why its general : (,lption in the schools of this country 186 not attained greater rapidity. It Mainly is a most efficient means for "“Parting information to pupils upon •he current events of the day. Ax investigation is about to be in •'(Pirated by a senate committee that j',mses to unfold some inside history die matter of securing or defeating • ‘■1 at ion by means of the use of I “ ne.v applied where it would do the v good. The recent shameless at x|npt to bribe two senators in the in *les‘ °* l'le sugar trust lias paved the *•' ‘or a pretty thorough expose. ^ seems that there is nothing too to escape the vigilance of the •ampula'or of “corners,” the latest "Covered heing the Columbian post - ‘■tamp of tlie one dollar denomina i’n' '‘hue sets of all the others mav Procured with comparative ease, it fr"'nrt necessary to “see” the firm gobbled all of the stamps in ques ^Hect' S'^nt *n or^er A° complete the There is a particularly painful story i, 5E! tnat TIrs. Cleveland's firstborn, pl,,h. while a pretty and. to apPearances- an interesting itho- ' pract’eally devoid of mind: in P^hi'n' 'r'^e ''aS n° 'nteH'?ent com ijjj’ s,nn f'T the most commonplace 3^1"' h/TR'es. If such is really the n,e 'rr !s more bitter sorrow within 5-nv h r*flM " hite House than in thf ; ''m'no home in the land where ttir.i !1,Htes are healthy in body and ^Btenc Y m;in'h‘lling elephant, was pro-nr^f! 10 CilP'tiil punishment and Eoffia- ' execnted for his crimes. His 't tlies '0ners *teasier toescape E'SEit- °f temPorary or congenital Pretext'' 'omp other equally good NEWS IN BRIEF Compiled from Various Sources. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. In the senate, on the 16th. fair progress was made on the tariff bill. A resolution to inves tigate alleged attempts to bribe senators and the contribution of $.100,000 to the democratic campaign fund by the Sugar trust, went over .... In the house ten pages of the agricultural bill were disposed of in committee of the whole, $30,000 being added to the appropriation for the monthly crop bulletins. In the senate, on the 17th, a committee to investigate the charges of attempted bribery of Senator i Hunton and Kyle, and to inquire whether any contributions have been made by the Sugar trust to any political party for cam paign or election purposes, or to secure or de feat legislation, was adopted.In the house the agricultural appropriation bill was finally disposed of after the adoption of slight amend ments. In the senate, on the 18th. the consideration of schedule A.‘‘‘Chemicals, oils and paints," was completed, and schedule B, "Earths, earthenware and glassware," was disposed of. A resolution for .the daily meeting of the sen ate at 10 a. m., and for the taking up of the tariff bill at 1U:30 was agreed to.In the house a resolution to give the committee on railways and canals a clerk was agreed to. The legisla tive, executive and-judlcial appropriations bill was taken up in committee of the whole, and general debate on the bill was closed. An even ing session was held for the consideration of private pension-bills. In the senate, on the 19th. several Items in the glass and china schedule which had been passed were disposed of. and. with the excep tion of items 84. 85 and 86. reserved at the re quest of Mr. Aldrich, consideration of the schedule was finished. The remainder of the day's session was taken up in action on bills on the calendar, of which over a dozen were passed, among them one for the relief of the relatives of the seamen of the Netherland steamer Amsterdam, who lost their lives in the effort to save the crew of the American fishing schooner Maggie. E. Wells, of Gloucester. Mass. The house was not in session on the I9th. In the senate, on the -21st, consideration of the tariff hill was-resumed, the items in the glassware and china schedule, reserved at the request of Senator Aldrich, again going over, and schedule E. "metals and manufactures of steel,” being taken up. Discussion of the first item, an amendment placing iron ore on the dutiable list, led to a debate which occupied al most the entire day. It was then temporarily withdrawn to allow Mr. PefTer to offer an amendment admitting iron ore free of duty, which was rejected: Yeas. 4: nays, 46.In the house, in committee on the whole, a reso lution was adopted declaring that the law under which the speaker had been docking salaries of absent members had been repealed by subse quent legislation. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. Madison Square, New York, was the scene, on the 20th. of a notable cere mony. It was the birthday anniversary of Admiral Farragut, and although the wind blew a hurricane and the rain poured down in torrents, 5.000 people fathered to participate in the cere monies which had been arranged in memory of the hero of Mobile by his surviving- officers and men. Kate D. Martin, a young lady of 18 years, met with a peculiar death at In dianapolis, Ind., on the 20th. She was having a violent quarrel with her Ranee, Patrick Doherty, when she fell dead. On the 21st. after being sentenced to jail for twenty days each in the Wash ington police court. Commonwealers Coxey. Browne and Jones were hand cuffed and sent to prison in the Black Maria. Lord Rosebery, premier, is accused of speculating on the London stfK-k ex change in association with the Roth schilds. Senator Jones, on the 21st. reported to the senate a further revision of the cotton Schedule, which makes a cut of about 15 per cent, in seven of the items, as compared with the amendments of May 7. Prof. James A. Dana, aged 81. the oldest professor connected with Yale university, and one of the foremost American scientists, has retired on ac count of feeble health. Col. Breckinridge is quoted as say ing that he will not withdraw from the congressional race in favor of his son Desha, because he wants “vindication." On the 21st Mrs. IT. S. Grant, accom panied by members of the St. Louis Loyal legion, visited Ironton. Mo., where the party viewed a monument commemorating" Gen. Grant's first re ception on his receiving his commission as brigadier-general from President Lincoln. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. Pawtucket, R. I., was visited on the 16th by a destructive conflagration, confined chiefly to the coal andlumber yard district. The flames raged on both sides of the river, being carried across the stream by a burning schoon er. The fire departments of surround ing towns assisted in getting the mas tery over the flames. Loss estimated at over $500,000. On the 16th advices reached London that the yacht Valkyrie had been wrecked off the coast of Africa, all hands being lost. Reports received bv the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Co., up to the 17th, indicated that the loss occasioned by the late storm in the country from Chippewa Falls to St Paul, Minn., will easily amount to $3,000,000. At Belpre, O., on the 18th, a Balti more <fc Ohio Southwestern passenger train ran over a cow and rolled down a high bank. Six persons were severe ly injured. " The boiler of F. C. Ross' planing mill at Bay City, Mich., exploded, on the 18th, killing Engineer George C. Clossen, fatally injuring John Clegg and wounding Johu Scarth, Henry Neal and Stepheu Alyea and his son. The force of the concussion broke plate glass in windows three blocks jiway. The main building of the Hill shore (0.) female college was burned on the 18th. Loss, $40,000; insurance. $10,000. Sheriff Burges, of Topeka. Kas., obtained a requisition at Denver, Col., on the ISth, for George Woods, arrest ed at Colorado Springs, who is said to bo a member of si gang that commit ted numerous robberies in Kansas, the most daring of which was the robbery of the Missouri Pacific express office at Topeka a few weeks ago. Emile Henry, the Parisian anarchist, who threw a bomb in the cafe of the Hotel Terminus on February 12. was guillotined at 4:10 a. m. of the 21st. Ox the morning of the 21st the Span ish anarchists who were condemned to death for aiding Pallas in the plot to kill Gen. Martinez del Campos were shot at Barcelona. The life-saving crew at Milwaukee, on the 20th. succeeded in seem ing the bodies that were tied in the rigging of the schooner Cummings when that ves sel was driven ashore in the bay on the 18th. They proved to be those of Mrs. E. C. Palmer, the cook, of Milwaukee, and James Whitelev, of .Marine City, Mich. The steamboat New York was de stroyed by fire at Camden. X. Y., on the 21st; loss estimated, about $55,000. I MISCELLANEOUS. During tlie week ended the 19th Sugar trust stock dropped 12-\ cents. On the 20th the copious rains sent Buffalo river booming over its hanks and down through South Buffalo, N. Y. Dozens of streets were flooded and hundreds of cellars filled with water. The police had a fleet of roav boats, and were busy all day rescuing people from the second stories and roofs of their homes. The Spanish government, on the 21st, issued a proclamation declaring the town of St. Xa zaire, France, infested with cholera. Despite riotous scenes among dele gates. the international congress in Berlin proved that the miners of all nations were nearer a union in thought and action than generally supposed. On the 21 st the 3,000 former employes in the Pullman (111.) ear works were paid the rine and a fraction days' wages due them amount ing in each case to $15 or $10, and discharged. Fayob able reports were made in the senate o*i the 21st on a bill authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Monongahela river at Homestead, Pa., and a bill authorizing the construction of a bridge across the Mississippi at St. Louis. Hawaiian news per steamer Gaelic, which arrived at San Francisco on the •21st, says that of the eighteen dele gates elected to the constitutional con vention whicli meets in Honolulu on the 30th, fifteen were born and reared in Hawaii; two have been there since childhood, and the eighteenth is a man of long residence, thoroughly identi fied in all his interests with the coun try of his adoption. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Harry Webster, a Memphis detec tive, was shot to death at Forrest City, Ark., on the 22d, by Whitecappers. There is considerable excitement in Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, over the dis covery of placer gold in paying quanti ties. A terrible riot occurred at Wayne Courthouse, W. Ya., on the 22d, where several thousand people had gathered to witness Robinson’s circus. Just as the show was under good headway, J. W. Watts and D. Dameron, who were enemies, began fighting, and in a minute twenty persons were taking an active part. Several men were shot seriously. Henry C. Barker, aged 75 years, of Stillwater, Minn., whoso wife died a year ago, after they had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, was married on the 22d to Mrs. Mary But ton, aged 54. The Supreme Lodge of the Knights of Honor has increased the per capita dues of grand lodges to the supreme lodge from 30 cents to 40 cents annually. It is estimated that $1,500,000 worth of property has been swept away by the flood at Williamsport, Pa. Coxey, Brown and Jones were sen tenced by Judge Miller in the Washing ton City police court on the 21st to twenty days in jail for violating the statute of the United States prohibiting the display of partisan banners in the Capitol grounds, and Coxey and Brown were fined $5 each additional. At Salt Lake, Utah, on the 21st Judge Merritt sentenced twenty-eight Indus trials to three days’ imprisonment in the penitentiary on the charge of hav ing stolen a Union Pacific train. Senator Kyle testified before the Senate investigating committee at Washington on the 21st that he had been offered 875,000 to vote against the tariff bill. A heavy snow of seven inches fell at Carlisle. Ky., on the 20th, damaging wheat, gardens and trees to a considera ble extent. The like has not been seen in that section since 1854, but there was not near so much destruction in that year. The snow fell in that year on Juno 8. At a depth of 85 feet, in one of the mines at Cripple Creek, Col., sylvanic ore has been struck which runs 8150,000 to the ton. The vein is from two to four inches thick. SENTENCED TO JAIL. Coxey, Browne and Jones Receive Their Sentences—Sent to Jail in the Black Majia They Were HandcnfTed, While Their White and Negro Fellow Passen gers in the Prison Van Were Not So Honored. Washington.May 23.—Coxey, Browne and Jones were sentenced by Judge Miller in the Washington police court this afternoon to twenty days in jail for violating the statute of the United .States prohibiting the display of par tisan banners in the capitol grounds, and Coxey and Browne were fined S."> each additional for trespassing on the grass, the alternative being an other ten days in jail. Jones was ac quitted on this last charge. THEY WERE HANDCUFFED. At five minutes of 2 o'clock Coxey, Browne and Jones, with handcuffs on their wrists, were placed in the Black Maria with a dozen white and negro workhouse prisoners (who were not handcuffed) as companions, and the van immediately conveyed them to the jail. Coxey did not relish free transpor tation on such a basis, and when he was told that he was to be TAKEN TO THE DISTRICT I’RISON he asked to lie allowed to go in a car riage, but his request was not granted, and he and his companions were com peted to ride the same as other prison ers. A score of policemen patroled the sidewalks adjacent to the courthouse after the sentence was given and pre vented the curious from assembling thereabout. MET THEIR MATCH. Three Desperadoes Enter llie I.lttle Town of Yukon, Oklii., aiul Meet a Warm Re ception. (IrTHRiE. Okla.. May 22.—News reached here yesterday ot a desperate battle between deputy sheriffs and an armed body of bandits at Yukon, a small place just east of El Reno, last night, in which two officers, Sam Fer ris and James Snider, and one of the outlaws were fatally wounded, and sev eral residents of the place who were engaged in the fight were slight^’ in jured. For several days Yukon has been in aviate of great excitement, the peace officers of that town having been warned that a part of the gang of high waymen who held up a Rock Island ex press train at Pond Creek a month or so ago. was in camp near Yukon and evidently contemplated a raid on the' town. Everyone began to prepare for the attack, and when three armed horsemen rode into town yesterday their identity was readily guessed. The men hitched their horses and entered a saloon, whereupon Deputy Sheriff Sum Ferris, who had been watching their movements, attempted to turn the animals loose. The bandits soon reappeared and opened on Ferris, all three bullets entering liis body, mor tally wounding him. Deputy Sheriff Snider sent a ball into the head of one, of the outlaws, but he drew tin1 fire of the other two men, and received a wound in the chest from which he can not recover. The shooting had by this time attracted a small crowd, and. as the bandits mounted their horsesa nd rode a way. they were fol 1 owed by a volley from a score of weapons. One was wounded and seemed about to fall from his saddle when he was jerked back upon his horse by his companion and both disappeared, followed by a posse that had quickly formed from among the citizens engaged in the fight. The names of the trio could not lie learned. The wounded metnlier of the \ pang was taken to Elreno, after an at tempt had lx-en made to lynch him, and there, too, his life was only saved by the drawn revolvers of the officers who had him in custody. East night the situation was so threatening that troops were asked for from the fort. FROM BLUEFIELDS. -. The Cruiser New York to Reinforce the San Francisco—Young Clarence Keating Easily. Bluefiei.ns, M. R.. May 15, via New IOrleans, May 21.—'There are now two American war ships here, the San Fran cisco. which returned from (ireytown Sunday morning, whither she had gone to take Consul Braida and Minister lin ker. and the Mew York, which arrived here Sunday evening. The San Fran cisco's officers were much disappointed when they learned that the cruiser had heen sent merely as a reinforcement in stead of a relief. Vice-Consul Seat, who had been to America, also returned here Sunday, and is the only representative of the state department here, the navy offi cers being in practical control of Amer ican interests, which is a matter of some gratification to the people here. The British ship Magicienne left here last Sunday for Colon. Capt. Clerk, stating that he was going there for the purpose of reporting to his government the steps taken towards the reinstate ment of Chief Robert Henry Clarence and get further instructions in the matter. He is expected to return here on Thursday. In the meantime, young Clarence is resting secure under the protection of the British flag, living in Consul Hatch's own residence. Despite the apparently earnest efforts of the Miearaguans here to. capture Ague!la, the escaped murderer of Vt ilson. he is still at large, and indication- are. that he will remain so, TURBULENT WATERS. Pennsylvania .’Mountain Stream* Ont of Their Hank*—Great Damage Ha* Been the Rexult—Johnstown Flooded Only In a I>e*s Degree Than in 1889—The Fenn nyvania Railroad Hadly Damaged and Trains Tied Fp. Johnstown, F’a.. May 22.—At 3 a. m. this city was visited by the highest water since the big flood of May 31, 1830. For several days rain hrs l>een falling continuously. Sunday morning Stoney creek reached a height of 12 feet and then >>egan to recede. It was then thought that all danger was passed Sunday evening, however, a heavy rain swept through the valley between Johnstown and Altoona, and by 1G o’clock THE COXEMAUGH RIVER WAS-RISING RAP IDLY. To make matters worse, there was a cloudburst near Elienshurg, and this mass of water poured down the Cone inaugli valley, and by midnight the river was a torrent. 15y 2 a. m. the Conemaugh was over its banks, and it was evident serious damage would re sult. The alarm was sounded by the fire whistles and lx-lls of the city, and almost all of the people who live in the neighborhood of the Conemaugh river left their houses and TOOK SHELTER ON HIGHER GROUND. The water continued to rise rapidly, and by 3 o'clock had reached its highest point. In many places it was from •’> to 8 feet over the banks. It is now reced ing rapidly and all danger is passed. The loss by the flood is variously es timated at from $75,000 to $150,000. The Pennsylvania Railroad Co., whose tracks follow the river for 25 miles above this city, is PERHAPS THE HEAVIEST I.OSER, and its loss is placed at $50,000. The river runs immediately along the track above Conemaugh and it is here the greatest damage was done. For a dis tance of almost 2 miles the furious stream dashed against the embankment and undermined the roadbed so badly that it will require several days' work to get the track into condition so that it can l>e used. The fast mail, due here at 10:30 Sunday night, was held here ox account of the water above Conemaugh. and did not get through until this morning by using the Hill side track. Other trains are now run ning through in the same manner. At Conemaugh. which is 2 miles above Johnstown, is situated the large round-house of the Pennsylvania Rail roadCo.,and here it is that the greatest damage was apprehended hut did not occur. The round-house seemed about to lie destroyed and all the engines were REMOVED TO A PLACE OF 8A FF.TV. The foundation was undermined, but the building stood. Theovcrhead bridge at this place, erected by the Pennsyl vania Railroad Co. three years ago. was badly damaged, and a number of houses were flooded, hut none washed away. AT WOODVALE, A MILE BELOW, almost every house on the main thor oughfare. Maple avenue, was inundat ed, and an Oklahoma house belonging to a man named Seymour was washed away. Another larger building, be longing to Philip Ifrnwn, was torn from its foundation. The iron bridge at this point was badly damaged. In Johns town proper much damage was done along the Conemaugh river. TITE GAUTIER WORKS WERE FLOODED to the depth of several feet hut no great damage was done. On the north hank of the river at the Pennsylvania frieght depot is a side track built upon an ash and cinder hank 50 feet above the bed of the stream. The water lashed against the embankment, which was finally washed out. and at 4 o'clock about 200 feet of the track fell into the water, carrying with it four common box ears loaded with merchandise, and a palace horse car. In one of 1hc box cars were FIVE TRAMPS TAKING A NIGHT'S REST. Three succeeded in escaping, hut two slept on and were lost in the angry waters. Their names are not known, and the bodies have not. been recovered, but it is said that they were members of Galvin's army. Pennsylvania Railroad Train* Tied Up. Pittburgh, l’a., May 22.—'The tor rents of rain which have fallen have caused disastrous floods along the line of the Pennsylvania road, and through traffic has been obstructed to such an extent that trains may not be running for forty-eight hours. Pennsylvania road officials state that it will be two days before any trains could be got through over the tracks to points east of Johnstown. THK I.AST THROUGH TRAIN to the east to get through Sunday night was the eastern express, which left Union station. Pittsburgh, at 7 o'clock. The fast-line express that leaves for the east at *:10 p. m. was caught in the flood at Bennington, and was competed to return to this city. The last train to come in from the east was the limited, due at 10:10 Sun day night. All trains following were stopped by the high water, and are tied up near Johnstown. Everything is in CONFUSION AT THE UNION STATION, as bulletins were posted that no trains would probably be able to get through to the east for two days. Communica tion was at once opened with officials of the Baltimore & Ohio road for the use of their tracks by the Pennsylvania trains until the damage to the tracks could be repaired. I util the result y, these negotiations were known there was much anxiety among passengers. M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH. The Winding I'p of tlie Business of the lienerni Conference at Memphis, Trim_ Some of the Important Matters Before the Conference Finally Passed I poo rhi Next Conference—Appointments for Epis copal Visitation for 1K»4-».V Memphis, Tenn., May 21.—'The Inst (lay s session of the Southern Methodist general conference was opened by Bish op Fitzgerald and the devotional exer cises were conducted by Dr. Wilson, of the Tennessee conference. Bishop Hargrove then took the chair ami wielded the gavel during the remain der of the morning session. On mo tion of Dr. Matthews, of St. Louis, the election of the board of control for the F.pworth League was taken up. and the following persons recommended by the committee on Epworth League were chosen as members of the board: Bishop K- lx. Hargrove, .lohn B. Kaeder. 'V. R. Webb, A. E. Whittaker. J. N. Rust, J. T. Browniski. IV. B. Thompson. .1. D. Crooks. J. A. Clifton, ,T. E. Harriron. .1. W. Newman, J. E. Wray anil lY. W. Pinson. VETOED BY THE BISHOPS. At this juncture Bishop Keener ad vanced to the front of the platform and read a paper from the college of bish ops, which vetoed paragraph 2(i0 of the report of the committee of seven that had been appointed to revise chi pters 7 and 8 of the discipline, having reference to church trials, and more particularly the trial of bishops. The ground of the veto was that the proposed amendment of the discipline was unconstitutional, inasmuch as it provided for the appoint ment of laymen on the trial commit tees. The paragraph in question, as offered by the committee of seven and adopted by the conference, is as fol lows: Every case to be tried shall he referred to a committee of not less than nine nor more than thirteen, who shall bo selected by lot from the members of the conference, and who. In the presence of a bishop nr chairman, whom the president of the conference shall appoint, and one cr more of the secretaries of the con ference. shall have full power to try the case, and their decision shall be itnal, save as to the right of appeal. The report, was railroaded through, and a formal protest was entered by Dr. Tigert upon the manner in which it was done. The bish.-ps’ announcement, was fol lowed by a fusilnde of questions, mo tions and points of order, led by Dr. l’aul Whitehead, of the Virginia con ference. lie wanted the word “cler ical" inserted before “members" in the report cf the committee of seven, so as to make it acceptable to the bishops, and several others took the same posi tion. At last, somebody discovered that there was no way of getting around the bishops' veto and the matter was dropped. The question of the date of the next quadrennial conference was next sug gested. and, on motion of Dr. Wilson,of the South Carolina conference, it was decided that the next meeting should he on the first Thursday iri May, lKlis. It was also decided to send fraternal greetings to the Cumberland Presbyte rian general assembly in session at Eu gene City, Ore. An attempt was made to authorise the committee on church extension to investigate and report on the advisa bility of establishing a church insur ance society, hut it failed- O.'l to 10b. The report of the committee on Sab bath observance was taken up and adopted. Itembodied a memorial from the American Sabbath union calling at tention to the laxity of eliurch mem bers in the matter of stamping out Sabbath desecrations. Supplementary reports of the committees on epis copacy. education and itinerary were also adopted. The afternoon session was presided over by ltishop Duncan and va de voted to the cleaning up of the odds and ends of business usually left over to the last day of the conference-. The most important matter was the an nouncement of the following plan of episcopal visitation for Isbt-d.V Bishop Keener Smith Carolina. Laurens, S. C., November 21; North Mississippi. Sardis. Miss.. December ft; Mississippi. Meridian, Miss.. December 13. Bishop Wilson — Brazil mission. Rio do Janeiro. July 2ft; Memphis Humboldt. Tenn , November It; Western North Carolina. States ville. N. C.. November 28: South Carolina, Trinity church. Durham. N. ( .. December 5: South Georgia. Way cross On Dor ember 13. Bishop Granbery—West Virginia. Hunting ton. VV. Va., September 5; Hols ten, Abingdon, Va.. Ortober 10; Louisiana. TamMana Avenue New Orleans. December 12; Baltimore, Wash ington, D. C.. March 2T. Bishop Hargrove Indian mission McAlester. I. T.. October 31: Northw est Texas. Hillsboro. Tex.. November ft: North Texas Bonham. No vember 15; Texas. Cameron. Tex.. November 28: East Texas. Jacksonville. Tex.. Decem ber ft. Bishop Duncan—Kentucky. Frankfort. Ky.. September 13: Louisville. Owensboro.K.v. Sep tember 27: Tennessee Fr (gktin, Tens.. October 17: North Alabama. Athens. Ala.. November 21; Alabama Brewton. Ala.. December 5: Florida, Jacksonville. Fla., January 9. Bishop Golloway—China. Foochow. October U; Japan. Kwansei Makuln. Augusts. Bishop Hendrix Denver, Colorado Springs. Col.. July 26: Western. Augusta, Kas.. August .23: Missouri. Carrollton. Mo.. September 5; Southwestern Missouri. Jefferson City Mo., September 21: St. Louis. Frederick1 on. Mo., September 2*5: Illinois. Marlon. 111.. October, 3: Nev. Mexico. El Paso. October t; North-vest Mexico, Durango Mexico, October II: Central Mexico. Tolnica. Mexico. October 2b: Mexican Border. Fico.so. Tex.. November P: West Tt ■ is, Lockhart. Tex., November IS: German Mission, Llano. Tex.. November 22. Bishop Haygood-Virginia. Charlottevllle, Va. November 24: North Georgia. Home. Ga., November 21: Arkansas. Quitman. Ark. De cember*!: Little Rock. Prescott. Ark.. Decem ber 12: White River. Helena. Ark., December 19. Bishop Fitzgerald- Montana, Corvallis Mont August 2; East Colombia. Spokane. Wash August 16: Columbia, Oregon City. Ore.. Au gust 80: Los Angeles. San Bernardino. Cal., September 30; Pacific. San Franc-* ->v. Cal.. <*•-• ! Vobt I l".