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?hc$?hcdmq 3nfe%nwr.
The First Reports of the Disaster
Not Exaggerated.
many homes were destroyed
And the Occupants Thrown on the
^Vorld?The Lilt of Killed and Injnrtd
Iscmm in Length?How the storm
fame - People Unable to Escape lu
Kerf?A 2f amber of Towns In 1U Path.
Ssmes of lite Victims.
' i I
ot the loss of llfo and destruction of
property by yesterday's cyclone In
Kansas Is slow In coming In. caused by
the crippled condition of telegraph
trir**. What has been received makes
It plain that previous estimates of the
damage done were none too high and
i? font may be added to when com
Republican Association (colored), who
favor McKlnley, attempted to break up
.the meeting and prevent the carrying
out of its object
When the obnoxious men had forced
their way into the hall, the trouble beI
I Sergeant-at-Arms Miller got into a
I scrap with J. H. Holmes, the attorney,
a McKinleylto, anu there was a freo
| fight in a second. Men rushed into the
| midst of the melee as the two fighters
rolled over the floor. Coats were torn,
limbs were bruised, and oaths could be
! heard escaping from >>m pit of the riot
' like sulphur fumes from a labaratory.
Newspaper men fled for refuge to the
! more dangerous yard, where, perched
on a platform, they saw the "center
rush" through the narrow window. The
police rushed In and with drawn billies
quelled the fierce encounter. Such a
struggling mass of men in rough and
tumble flght haa never been seen J*
any convention. Blood flowed from
cracked heads and clothes lost all nattiness.
After some further rioting the meeting
adjourned unu* to-morrow morning.
Bnrlrtf toy Organization* of which Tie
ivu t Member.
NEW YORK, May 18.?Tho obsequies
of the late Col. John A. Cockerill were
held to-day. From the' Press Club,
where the body had lain sine? Saturday,
the remains were conveyed to
Scottish Rite hall.t Over the ^ket
muniintlon la completely reopened.
Fully haIf a dosen town* were struck
by the twisttr and the known dead are
even... The Injured number fully thirty.
many of whom, it la feared, nro fatally
The town of Reserve was almoat
wiped out of existence. Hardly a house
remains standing and wreckage la
strewn everywhere. The white populace
ie homeless and great confusion prevails
Forty-four buildings In Reserve alone
were raxed. The barns and sheds of
ill the farmers living In the track of
the storm were destroyed. The detraction
camc upon the villagers without
scarcely tny warning. The cloud
wis haped like an umbrella and came
from the southwest. The people tied
precipitately to their ocllars.
The list of killed at Reserve are:
D. W. Teraune, aged SO years.
Ralph Sweeny, 9 years;
Viola Phillip#. 4 yearn.
Mrs. John Rynder.
Injured: John Rynder, fatality, blind
son. leg broken; William Mellions,
father of Mrs. Duerson. internally injudod;
Mrs. D. W. Terhune and daughter.
internally hurt; Sherman Phillips,
bruised and rut; Jerry Young and wife. I
cut and hurt: George Kennedy, cut and
*?v*rely bruised; Ed P. Phillips, arm
broken: Harry Thompaon and wife;
Frank Jones, jnw broken; Mrs. Sweeny
and :hre children, hurts and bruises;
Rev. Mr. Parker, wife and daughter,
internally hurt; William Margrave,
fire and head bruised.
The ronfuslon waa Indescribable.
Darkness added to the crash of falling
timbers, the cries of the hurt and the
almost deafening hiss and roar of the
wind struck terror to the heart* of all.
.Aft-?r the storm had paased. those fortunate
enough to hove escaped Its ravages
set about helping the victims. All
night long they sedrohad for tbfc
wounded and mtaslng.- '&hd lanterna
could be seen darting here and there.
Th? in<un?d hMnc well cared for.
Fifty thousand dollars would not replace
the damage at Reserve alone.
The few houses standing are wrenched
and broKcn. ILontr
of (lie Storm. {
The cyclone crossed the ' Central
Iranch of the Missouri Pacific at the
Klue river, two miles oast of "Irving,
then followed the railroad snd the river
to Frankfort: thffnce north to Balleyv'llo.
Peneco, Sobana and K&erve. entering
at rals City. At Falls City It
c\^rinnM~H freight cars, demolishing i
(hem: demolished B. & M. depot And
m*od 2t houses. A Mr. and Mrs. Hlnton
are reported hurt at the latter
A special to the Star from Sabana,
Kss., says:
At Sabana there is one dead. 15 injured
and 25 houses were totally destroyed
and twice as many wrecked.
Northwest of Sabana three were Killed
and the desolation is widespread.
Northwest of that town four were killed
nnd many injured. .Six are reported
killed near Oneida. The identified dead
in the vicinity of Sabana are.
Mrs. Jacob Meisner.
Hattle Buehney.
Ellen Carey.
The 8berrrad and Con well children
(r.umter not given).
Mr.. Dan Sailors.
Mrs. Scugg.
Mrs. Beachy.
Ojrclon* la Cabell County.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
cyclone passed over this section late
this evening, doing immense damage.
Central City, two miles west, seemed to
tv? the storm centre and many residences
were unroofed end stacks blown down.
J. W. Graham, proprietor of the Beader
box factory, was struck by falling
brick and was dangerously injured.
IVnaiflrtbli Porrst Fir**4
CLEARFIKLD. Pa.. Msy It?Forest
f.res are still raging in many places
throughout this county. Word was refr??iv*l
"from MoOee's Mills this morning
that flv* houses and a church have
riMtrnvfwi At Montgomery the
fires are burning fiercely and many
hour** ond barns are in danger. The
Karrett hotel at Barrett, four mile*
from thin plow, wu burned last night
and the town In entirely surrounded by
a big woods which is ablase. At Lick
Run. Leavy, Mitchell and Cleph, logs
which were lying in the run were eaten
up by the names. In Goshen township
Archer Perce's barn was burned last
right and other barns and many houses
throughout tho township are In danger.
The Atlanta Fire*
ATLANTA. ClaL. May IS.?A close
search of the ruins of the Murkhani
House blork. wlilch wan swept clean by
Are last night, revealed this morning,
the charred remains of a human body,
which proved to be that of W. T. Zachnry.
a negro driver, who whs nslcep
in a carriage in William Patterson's
livery stable, which was one of the first
buldlnjfs destroyed. Ho far as known
no other lives were lost. The loss by
the fire was $2?0,000.
A Village flaming.
NEW YORK. May 18.?The village of
Waretown. N. J., la reported to !??
burning. It Is a place of about 300 populatlon.
Assistance has boen summon*
ed from Manchester. N. J. Fire was
started in the woods near Waretown by
"parks from a litcomotlve, and It wn:?
driven by a high wind ui?on the village,
which was without, n fire department.
There are rumors of loss of lofo in consequence
of the conflagration.
Interimllnual !lor?*alioera.
HI.'FFALO. New York.. May IK.-The
twenty-second annual convention of
?fi Journeymen horsenhoor* International
union of the United Plate* ond
' '.initila ifcned >ts wwlon n*r-? io*oa>.
Th* convention will In."' probably unlll
Friday. Th* secretary's report*aho?ra
\ membership of about 25.000.
tilriiflflrri Agnlit*
NKW yoitK, Mhv !m.?'Thor# lia.i
fi^n another Identlftcitlon <?f "Mr*.
F.v*r?tt, of Jtostun." the Colonnade hOtel
mlrjfK This time Juriffo Ralph >1111. of
;H'lirn.Tj.olif. a:<s*jr|s that th* woman
v. .is the wife of hit von, E. K. Hill. Th*
r'.n l? nt present In London ntod hl'? wife
in nnltl to have coine to this country
about a month ago. J
Senate Refute* to Ttlu Up the Alabama
Klretiou C'afte-linalneaa of the House.
WASHINGTON, D. 0., May 18.-The
senate to-day by a vote of 6 yeas to 41
nayi, defeated a motion by Mr. Allien
(Pop., Nob.), to proceed with the consideration
of the resolution to investigate
alleged election irregularities in
Alabama, occurlng at the time Governor
Oates was elected over It. F. Kalb.
Populist. Four Republican senators,
Chandler, Frye. Qalllnger and Morrill,
and two Populists, Allen and Peffer,
made up the alternative vote. Mr. Allen
tbok occasion to dbclure that the vote
disclosed the insincerity of Republican
senators to their professions in behalf
of honest elections.
Mr. Sherman responded that it was
not for the present senate to go Into
the general Investigation of elections, as
these resolutions proposed, and Mt
Chandler, of New .Hampshire, author
of the resolutions, explained that the
adverse vote was due largely lo the
disinclination to displace appropriation
bills. The entire day of. the senate,
after 1 p. m., waa given to the bill regulating
gus rates in the District of Columbia.
It was expected that the house would
iuivb up 1110 vnibiuviciiwii ui uiv nuiuigratlon
mils on tho calendar to-day under
a special older, but owing to the
pressure of other matters, they were
not presented until Just prior to adjournment.
It was then amended bo
as to give to-morrow and Wednesday
until 4 o'cIock for the consideration of
tnese bills. There are four of them.
The McCall bill provides an educational
test: the Stone bill provides for consuls
r*Inspection, and the Mahuny and
Corliss bills provide for more rigid
enforcement of the Immigration laws,
especially deal with Immigration from
Canada. Quite a number of minor bills
and conference reports were adopted,
as follows:
To allow the bottling of distilled
splrlta In bond: to expedlate, tho delivery
of Imported goods in parcels and
packages not exceeding 150,000 In value;
to provide for the registration of trade
marks on bottles, barrels, corks and
other receptacles; to Incorporate the
ancient society of colonial dames of
America; for ti. general distribution
of condemned cannon by the secretary
of war and secretary of the navy;
to compel the attendance of witnesses
before the local land offices, and to
grant a site to charity hospital at
I 111!iiYi. Mian.
The bill,was passed 113 to 29.
At 4:30 p. m. Mr. Henderson (Rep.,
Iowa), presented a special order for
conaidtirntion to-day and to-morrow
until 4 o'clock of the immigration bills
on the calendar. Mr. Bartholdt <Rep.,
Mo.), chairman of the committee on
immigration, suggested In view of the
devotion of almost the entire day to
other matters that an additional bill be
given for debate.
Mr. Hepburn (Rep.. Iowa). Mr. John*
son *Rep.. Cain.), and Mr. Dalzcll (Rep.,
Penna.). argued for more time and Mr.
W. A. Stone (Rep., Penna.), and Mr.
[ Lacey (Rep., Iowa.), against an extension.
in the course of his remarks, Mr.
Henderson predicted that Congress
would adjourn sine die between the
seventh and tenth of June.
After considerable sparring the resolution
was adopted. Tho house then,
at 5.05, adjourned.
Quay and McKlnlry Colored Clubs li
Pitched Battle at Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH. Pa... May ll-A
meeting of the Afro-American League
was held here to-day with the object of
nminriinr Qua v. The Union Learuo
was inrown un-mm iu..(.? u?.nic. ?...
Loyal lesion and on thin was a wreath
of white roues and Immortelles which
bore the Inscription: "From John's
Tho service nt tho hall Included
brief addresses by T. F. Hrogan, exalted
ruler of tho B. P. O. R. and J.
Howard. Jr., president of tho Press
Club. Then the body of the distinguished
Journalist was conveyed toCalvary
Baptist church, where religious
services were conducted by the pastor,
the Rev. Dr. Mac Arthur.
Fa?t Train's .Malriru Trip,
NEW YORK, May 18.?At 12:14 this
afternoon the "Black Diamond Express"
on the Lehigh Volley road pulled
out of tho Pennsylvania depot In
Jersey City. It was fhe maiden trip of
the train from New York to Buffalo and
railroad officials hnd planned to mako
the run of 44M.fi tulles In eight hours.
Every preparation had been made for
the comfort of the travelers and before
starting the train was Inspected minutely
to make pure that everything was
In proper condition. Charles H. Lee, of
Philadelphia, general passenger agent
of the road, represented the company,
CatriiliiK" llrnomlnatfil.
GREENVILLE, Miss., May 18.?Oen.
T. C. Cntehlngs was to-day renominated
for Congres by the Democrats of
th?? Third district. He was Instructed
to us.- bin best efforts for the demonetization
of silver. Judge Lmglno, General
(fetching'* opponent, refused to
accept a nomination from a bolting
Important Assignment,
COLUMHUH. O.. May IR? Edward
K.-iton & Co.. lumber dealers, made an
un 51 fen men t to-uay to ucorif* ij. c?mvi'w,
Jr The niM'.'ti are estimated nt
$200,000. divided about equally In real
mid pemonal property. The HalilllLlfV
will not exceed $160,000.
Tim Itrirrv*.
WAHfllNGTON. May l*.?Tlia IrcanIIry
t'? '!:?>' Iiml 91*244,600 In wdd coin
and $19,000 In bum, which leavo* the
trim amount of the K"'"' rewrv? |I12,4tt),M3.
Of the coin withdrawals $1,100.000
wafl for export
Indications tliat a Combination
Has Been Made
To Precipitate a Deadlock la tb? Ballot*
lug fur Bishop* ? Thirteen Ballots
Taken, add So Nearer a Iiesult than at
the Start?Some Surprising Features.
The Southern Fraternal Delegates Re.
cetved with Applause?Other Important
Business Transacted.
CLEVELAND. Ohio. May 18.?Bishop
Newman presided at to-day's session of
tho M. E. general conference. As soon
as the reading of the Journal was completed
a motion was made to take the
ninth ballot for bishop. Dr. Buckley
at once opposed this on the ground
that many of the ministers who went
out of the city to preach on Sunday had
not returned and the voting was made
a special order for 10 o'clock.
In the meantime, the routine proceedings
began with a continuation of
the consideration of the report of the
committee on itlnearary. A brief Interruption
was made to Introduce Dr.
J. C. Morris and A. B. Perkins, of Texas,
fraternal delegates from the M. E.
Church 8outh. It was Dr. Morris, concerning
whom an unfortunate complication
arose at the time of his first visit
and he has returned in order that the
conference may redeem Itself. The
gentleman was shown scant courtesy
on the occasion of his previous appearance
at the conference a day or two
after It had met here. Both gentlemen
were received this morning with applause.
The time until 10 o'clock was fully occupied
In a discussion of the report of
the committee on itineracy and at that
hour the ninth ballot was taken. Nearly
an hour was consumed In counting the
vote, but Immediately after the recess
the tellers entered the room. The report
of the Bible- Society was being
read and the customary applause broke
out, but Bishop Newman promptly suppressed
It. The ninth ballot was then
announced, but there was no choice.
The result of the ballot proved to be a
great surprise and bore out the rumor I
Of a break to Neely and Hamilton and
* ? Ikd nlnlYi Imllnt 4o? await.
ed with Intense interest The vote was
taken.when Dr. Teter. of Iowa, moved
to defer all further balloting for bishop
until the next general conference In
1900. No second was given and a great
laugh was caused and the tellers retired
to count the vote.
The report of the committee on revlsais
was then road. It showed no
change other than minor matters of
routine, which were recommended.
The tenth ballot resulted as follows:
Cranston 259; McCabe 223; Butt* 193;
Hamilton 180; Neely 81; Bowen 12. Necessary
for choice, 141.
- Before the tenth and last-ballot of the
morning was announced, rumors of a
Cranston-Hamilton combination began i
to gain circulation. This union of the
east and west seemed to be a certainty, i
when the result was announced. I
It was a gain for Hamilton of twen- 1
ty-one, for Cranston of twenty-three,
for Neely of twenty-four, and a loss to
McCabe of fifteen, to Bowen of five and
tq Butta of twenty-five. The combined 1
vote was going to Cranston, while so
far as the east was concerned It divided |
between Neely andHamilton. Should j
the next ballot show the CranstonHamilton
combination to be non-effective,
a trial of Cranston-Neely combl- I
nation will probably be made, as the |
friends of Cranston are determined he
shall win, If possible.
The eleventh ballot was taken and
the conference reccsscd until 2:30
When the conference re-assembled at
2:30 o'clock, the result of the Eleventh
lmllot was announced as follows: McCabe
214; Cranston 244; Hamilton 191;
Butt* 174; Neely 131.
The twelfth ballot was then taken and
another adjournment to 5:30 o'clock followed.
When the conference again
convened the ballot was announced. It
was as follows: McCabe 192; Butts 138;
Cranston 230; Neely 163.
The thirteenth ballot was then immediately
taken, a/ten which the conference
adjourned until 7^10 o'clock In
the evening.
The thirteenth ballot resulted as folImvsi:
Cranston. 245: MoCabe, 190; Ham
Ilton, 188; Keeley, 172; Buttz, 125 and
Bowen, 24. The evening session was devoted
to & reception to fraternal delegates.
The Impression Is becoming prevalent
that a deadlock will occur over the
election of two now bishops. Five ballots
were taken to-day without a choice
and the election Is apparently as far
away as ever. It Is evident that there
Is a strong element in the conference
opposed to the elctlon of more bishops
and this element Is believed to have
been voting In a scattering way for the
purpose of precipitating a deadlock.
The features of to-day's balloting
were the losses of Dr. Butts and Dr.
McCabe, two of the strongest candidates
In the race, and the surprising
gains of Dr. Cranston, Dr. Hamilton
and Dr. Neely.
It Is apparent that a combination has
been formed by the friends of Drs.
Cranston and Hamilton, while a large
eastern contingent which Is opposed to
the flection of either Dr. Butt* or Dr.
McCabe is supporting Dr. Neely.
The commltteo on state of the church
decided to-day to recommend that licensed
local preachers he given authorHy
to perform the marriage ceremony.
The commltteo on temporal economy
voted to favor the election of church
truster* by tho congregation, but
thought that the stewards should be
chosen as they now are. Tho commltteo
on temperance drew up a report
favoring prohibition iu? against license
and tax restrictions and endorsing the
anti-saloon There was a long
debate In the committee on episcopacy
rpon the proposition to have a subcommittee
rx-j>ort upon the places to
which bishops shall be assigned. That
suggestion wns finally defeated and the
bishops, as heretofore, will choom* their
own Holds of labor In the order of their
Tf?? (Irnrral CoiiArenrt In at
Kiiiimi Clly
KANHAH CITV, Ma, May )?.?President
llM-rlnR prodded over Iho morning
?ewi|on ?f the Methodist Protectant
conforonco In Ksnsas Clly, Kan. An
Important Item In lt? work was the
niloptlon or n resolution providing fur
the Printline eneh week in the vnrlnun
religious weeklies of the cxtrsets from
the catMhlun. A hot dlsrumlon
over the resolution, whleh wan pre.
anted by Itov. A. J. ltelchard, chalr1
man of the Sunday school commltttee,
it wan Anally adopted by a decisive
Tho proposition to revise the catechism
Into a more popular form next
caused general duscusslon. A general
complaint was msdo that the present
form did not meet the needs of tho
masses. It was finally decided to make
a revision which was left with a committee
of five to report at tho next genoral
Rev. John Scott, of Allegheny City,
Pa,, was appointed one of the committee.
Resolutions "abhorring the use of tobacco"
and forbidding members, either
lay or otherwise, to u?e tbo weed or alcoholic
liquors were unanimously
A Disastrous Conflagration In the Heart
of the JRiulneee Scetlou*
WASHINGTON. D. C., May 18.-A
conflagration which resulted In the loss
ui annual u. quarier uuiuvu umiaia
In which two firemen were killed and
four seriously Injured by falling walls
occurred In this city to-night. Twentyone
buildings with their contents were
totally destroyed in the space of about
two hours. The burned district consists
almost entirely of commislson and
wholesale Jobbing houses in the square
bounded by B street, Louisiana avenue,
Ninth and Tenth streets. The fire
started lh a branch station of the Postal
Telegraph Company located In B
street and is supposed to have been
caused by lightning, a severe thunder
storm having Just passed over the city.
The list of the dead and injured, all of
whom were firemen. follows: Dead:
Giles, engineer company No. 9;
Grlffln, member of truck company
No. 3.
Injured: Joe Mulhall; J. Mcliwee, Arthur
In addition to the above four others
are missing.
A rough estimate places the loss on
the buildings on Louisiana avenue at
$75,000 and on B street at $50,000.
A Farkerrtmrg llrlrru Rant \rrmy ind
Marries tlie 91 an of Her Cltolcc.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
Miss Marie Gertrude Duiln, the seventeen-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
F. M. Dulin. and heiress to her wealthy
grand-father's rich estate, ran away
from her home In this city to Pine Bluff,
Arkansas, where, on Monday, she was
married 10 a no rinnini, ? juung
pianist, formerly of this city. Miss Dulin
Is a brilliant musician. She left here
Friday at noon during her parents'
absence from the city. Her parents
wero opposed to the match, but will
submit to the inevitable.
Miss Dulin moved in the best circle of
society and this escapade has caused
considerable gossip.
The Damip wm Greatly Etafscnitodi
2fo PI rea for Nearly a Week.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
PIEDMONT, W. Va., May 18.?The
reports of destructive forest flres In the
Davis lumber region have been greatly
exaggerated. The flames were extinguished
nearly a week ago by rains
and there have been no flres of consequence
since. The damage was not
nearly so great as was reported. A
heavy rain is now .falling.
Trial of Jtmn Nlrphtni.
Special Dirpatch to the Intelligencer.
PARKERSBURG, May 18.-Jamea
Stevens, eighty years old, who shot and
killed his nephew, S. E. Bastian Corapton,
near Fountain Springs, this county,
was arraigned for trial in court to-day.
He is represented by four of the best
!? *' ? whn nut In a nlM of Ineftnltv
in hi* behalf.
Fell From a Bridge.
8peclal Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. May 18.?
George Cooper, the twelve-year-old son
of Mm. Charlea Cooper, fell from the
Sixteenth street bridge last evening to
the pavement, fracturing hla akull. He
la fatally Injured.
ATUrratenrcl Lynching.
BAN ANTONIO. May 18.?There Is
a prospect of a lynching taking plare in
Duval courity, south of here. Two
weeks ago Hen 1 to Ortiz and Vldonso
Garza, two well known and highly respectable
citizens of that county, were
shot and killed from ambush. Circumstances
pointed to Valentine Colonxo
as bHng the murderer and he has
Just been arrested and has made a full
confession of his guilt. The murdered
men had numerous friends and they are
making strong threats of lynching Colonzo.
The latter Is In Jail. He was one
of the leaders in the Garza revolution of
three and four year ago, and was out on
ball to answer to the charge of violation
of the United States neutrality laws In
the federal court.
Pniniflvanls 1. O. O. F.
PITTSBURGH. Ta., May lS.-^-The
stato grand lodgo of I. O. O. F. began
Its annual session here this morning,
nearly 2,000 visitors and delegates present.
To-day's session was given over
to the grand encampment and was devoted
to perfecting an organization, the
reading of reports of the ofllcers, which
were very encouraging, and tho Installation
of ofllcers.
Tho grand lodgo will meet to-mnrrow
morning. The most Important business
to come berore the grand lodgo Is the
adoption of the new constitution. Every
ten years this In to be done, but the
present constitution has remained untouched
for sixteen years. The new
constitution will be lnrgely a ratification
of tho present one.
(' riunlfn I^cktd Out.
BUFFALO, New York, May IS.?Tho
proposed strike of carpcnters to-day for
tho eight hour work day. has been mot
by a lock out. As the men presented
themselves at their respective shops,
they wore required to answer n question
a* to whether they were for eight
hours; If tho reply wan In the affirmative,
they were discharged on tho spot.
By noon 200 dismissed carpenters had
reported at Union headquarters A
protracted struggle between employers
and Journeymen is anticipated,
Clarnlrr Dffrati Ire*.
CHICAGO, May 18-Ournler defended
Ives to-night at 18-Inch balk lino
Millard* by a seore of 300 to 297. Neither
I man played high grade billiard*, (Jarnler'a
highest run helng f?3. which ho
made twice. The blithest run* that Ives
wan able to turn out were 41 and 61,
Ives had agreed to play MO to Ournler's
300. Averages?Ives lli Clurnclr 11 0-10.
Of Gcrmun Catholics at the Pittsburgh
Torch LlgUI Prooeeelon lu which Tlioniindi
Participate^?Conveutlou to be lu
Seulou There To-dajr-Mau/iDlRiillarlee
of the Clmrch Preeeut?Programme of
<i>? nrfiiim. which Bexlu this Morn
Injc?Cardinal Salolll wu Uuable to At*
tcud the Aflfklr.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., May 18.-Large
numbers of German Catholics from all
parts of the state and also from beyond
the limits of Pennsylvania are arriving
to take part in the third annual convention
of the State Association of the
German Catholic Beneficial Societies, to
be held in this city for the next three
To-night nearly all delegates and other
visitors have reached the city and a
grand torchlight procession, such as
nover has been seen in the twin cities,
participated in by all German congregations
of the diocese of Pittsburgh, i
was given in honor of the visitors. The
number of the latter is not less than |
15,000 delegates from the different soci- |
eties alone reaching the number of
about 1,200.
Among the visitors arc some of the
highest dignitaries of the Catholic
church in America, as most all the
bishops of the archdiocese of Philadelphia,
Monseignor Dr. Fran* Schraeder,
of the University of "Washington, and
many others. His Eminence, Cardinal I
Sat<)lli, had given his promise that he
would Ik? here, but at the very latest
moment imperative circumstances compelled
the cardinal to cancel his engagement,
much to the regret of the I
- vuianMnn
reparations tor a rw???
h_.o?een made for some time past by
an executive committee consisting or
delegates from all the German congregations
In this county with Charles
J Jaegle, editor of the Beobachter, as
president, nnd unquestionably the Congrats
will be one of the most success!Tul
large gatherings of which this city had
so many lately. The complete programme
Is such an Interesting one
that the meetings wlll be attended not
only by Catholics, but also b> many
other cltUens of other denominations.
One of the main features of the oonvenllon
was the torchlight procession
to-night. The plirade was In charge or
Chief Marshal \V. F. Elchenlaub. All
membtrs of his staff were mounted and
wore a black Plnrce Albert suit, sUk
hat, white tie and white glove* The
second division tinder ^larahal GMrge
itoWn nnrndod on <he South Side before
joining the first and third divisions in
the city. The societies formed In the
following order:
St. Michael's, of Plus-st: St. Mary's,
of McKees Rocks: 6t Joseph's, Mount
Oliver: 8t. Martin's, West End; St
Peter's, Brownstown; St Wendblln's,
Raldwint ownahlp: St Joseph's, Carnegie:
St George's, Thirty-first ward.
The congress will hold Its sessions In
Carw?gle Hall, Schenley Park, commencing
to-morrow. The opening ceremony
will he a religious one. The
proceedings will be heralded in with a
solemn Invocation to bless Its proceeding.
To this end at the cathedral
on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock there
will he a solemn pontificlal high mass.
The pantlflcator will be Rt. Rev. Bishop
Hald, D. D.. vlcarlte of North Carolina.
The sermon will be preached
by Rev. John Maus. rector of the Sacred
Heart. Allcntown, Pa. The music
of the mass will bo of a superior order.
In the afternoon of this day, at 2 o'clock,
the delegate* will go Into session. In
the evening at 7:30 there will be an open
meeting at Carnegie Hall, Schenley
Park. Admssion will be by tickets, the
nrtn?? of ?4?nta ranging according to
location. The open meeting will be addressed
by Mr. ChArles J. Jaegle, presldng
onicer, welcoming delegates and
friends. Rev. Father William lleinen,
rector of St. Joseph's, E. Mauch Chunk,
Pa., will speak on the "Catholic Family."
"The Catholic as a Citizen" will
be the entertaining theme of Mr. Zwlnllng,
of Erie, Pa. The closing address
will be delivered by Very Rev. .Mgr.
Joseph Schroeder. D. D., Ph. D., professor
of dogmatic theology at the
Catholic University of America. A
splendid orchestra will discourse music
on this occasion. _
the Da tin of Political Parties with
Itvferruce to (he Principles of Kell?!oaa
Freedom ? What Jthe Church Asks la
Simply Religion* Rights Under the Constitution,
reply to somo questions addressed
through Rev. Dr. Stafford, of Washington,
D. C., to Cardinal Gibbons, the
cardinal sent the following letter:
Baltimore. May 17. 1596.
My Dear Sir:?It is the duty of the
leaders of political parties to express
themselves without nny equivocation
on the principles of religious freedom
which underlie our constitution.
Catholics are devoted to both the
great political parties of the country
and each Individual Is left entirely to
his own conscience. We are proud to
say thnt in the long history of the gov
eminent of the I'nltod mnte? the great
Catholic church h? never u?ed or perverted
Ita acknowledged power by aeekIng
to make politic* nubnerve Ha own
advancement. Moreover. It la our prouil
boaat that we have never Interfered
with the civil and political rights of any
who defter from uk In religion. We demand
the eamc rlghla for ouraelvea and
ndthlng more, and will bo content with
nothing lc??. '
Not only I* It the duty of all r?rtlea
distinctly to act their fuceii agalnm the
fnise tint] nn-Amcrtcttn principles
thrust forward of lato; but much as I
would regr?t tho entire Identification of
any religious body, as such, with nny
political party, I urn convinced that the
members of a religious body whose
rights, civil and religious, arc attacked,
will naturally and unanimously o*pouse
th?? cause of the party which has
the courage openly to avow the principles
of civil religious liberty, according
to the conHtltutlon.
Patience Is a virtue. Rut It Is not
the only virtue. When pushed too far
It may degenerate Into pusllanlmlty.
Yours faithfully,
Cm iter I list 4'aal Coulrarta,
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. May 18.?It Is
(Hated hen* on good authority thut
many, of tho coal companies that took
orders at April prices and are now llllIuk
thein, will cancel all that are not
tilled by the end of the month. All
dealers have been notified of this action
and It has created a better demand
for anthracite coal. After May 30, the
new cireular price Ik t-? prevail and
there Is talk of making a further ndvmco
of 2fic a ton on July 1, to be followed
by another on October L
The Yomigaler fclmweU Up Wall-Smith
Indulged In Fool Ulowi-JIeCoy Claims
th? Middleweight Championship*
BOSTON, May 18.?Nowton street armory
was crowded to-night with
sportsmen to witness two fifteen round
bouts arranged by the Suffolk Athlfetlo
Club. Both bouts were disappointing
as the match between Mike Sears, of
Boston, and Sam Kelly, of New York,
was stopped by Captain Foster, at the
beginning of the tenth round In order
to prevent a finish, and the match of
ho ..vnnlnv h.-twrn Kid McCOY and
Mysterious Billy Smith, was stopped
by Referee Rill Daly In the sixth and
awarded to McCoy on a foul break by
McCoy weighed in at 157 and Smith
at 152. It had been agreed that Referee
Daly could give a decision at any time.
It was announced that if McCoy won
he would claim the middle-weight
championship and defend It
Smith soon opened the first with a
hard rush which McCoy took cooly and
gav? Smith a hot mix up at the call
of time.
Smith continued his wild rushing tactics
In the second and third and though
occasionally forcing McCoy to the ropes
got hard counters on most of his rushes
and failed to land most of the vicious
blows he started.
Smith opened the fourth with a rush
and clinched and broke from the clinch
by alhost a foul. The round closed for
Smith by a heavy blow on McCoy's
neck and Referee Daly wanted Smith
to break cleanly.
In the fifth Smith landed a right on
the neck, followed by frequent mixes
which required the prompt action of the
referee. Smith missed a third attempt
for the face and received a hard counter.
Smith rushed McCoy to the ropes
after receiving a stlfT upper cut and
while clinching, indulged in what looked
suspiciously like the use of his teeth
on McCoy's neck.
The sixth opened with another rush
?itla tar
oy email, u wrni-o u? ?w.
McCoy and McCoy pave nis man hot
treatment with both hands In a Iong
arm mix up.
Smith closed the round by breaking
foul for the third time during the bout
and Referee Paly, after repeated warnings,
awarded the match to McCoy on
the third foul.
Joe Walcott challenged the winner at
15S pounds for any time and place.
For Tommy Ryan to Knock Oat DuOm
*t Buffalo.
BUFFALO. N. Y., May 18.-It took
six rounds to-night for Tommy Ryan
to take the measure of Joe Dunfee at
the Buffalo Driving Park. The light
waa witnessed by over 2,000 people. The
contest was one-sided from start to
finish. Ryan covered Dunfe? early in
the sixth round and smashed him several
times in succession, one blow landing
squarely on the jaw. Dunfee sat
back upon the ropes half daxed. Then
as he tried to rise Ryan let him have
It with the right and left and again
with his left Dunfee was crowded
against the comer post, hugging it for
support, and the referee interposed.
Ryan shoved the referee aside, caught
Dunfee about the neck with his right,
i ?*hm mnM anil unneront
htm. Ryan then jumped arid landed
square on the law and Dunfte dropped
like a log-.
Arrive mt H?kow for the Coronmtlra?A
Grand Welcome.
MOSCOW, May 11?The arrival of .
the ctar and czarina this afternoon
may be said to Inaugurate the festival
season In celebration of the coronation,
and for which the city and the whole
empire has made months of preparation.
Their majesties arrived In their special
train at the Smolensk station at 5 JO
o'clock this afternoon. The station is
about half way between the Kremlin
I and the Petrovski Palace, which Is to be
the abiding place of the czar until the
triumphal entry into the dty on Thura;
day. The rain was pouring down in
| torrents as the train arrived in the staI
tlon, but this seemed to have no effect
on the local ardor of the people and
I they were gathered at the station to the
number of several thousand to acoord
a welcoming greeting to their sovereign
i ana 10 caica a guui^ac mid >uBih?
The streets wore full of mud and the
I countless flags and streamer* fluttered.
J fitfully In a gusty breese.
| Their majesties descended the car|
peted stairs from the pavilion, entered
a carriage and were driven to the
I Petrovskl palaoe, escorted by calvary
officers of the highest rank.
The passage of the party through the
streets was greeted with great enthu|
slasm, the route being lined with great
crowds of cheering spectators.
One of the special features of the .
present event In Moscow Is the doing
I away with the custom of employing
I special constables in cltlsens' dross to
guard the route of tlss czar's coming
and going from the city.
The doing away with the sword civil*
lan rank will give better opportunity
for the czar's subjects at large to wit*
i ness his progress to the coronation.
Nearly every nation on the earth ha*
sent her*? Its special ambassador or representative,
and every province in the
vast Russian empire has sent a deputation,
making an asemblage which In Itself
forms an interesting ethnological
Prince Henry, of Prussia, representative
of Emperor William, at the coronation,
General Von Wcrder, formerly German
ambassador to Russia, nnd the
grand duke of Oldenburg, have arrived
hero and were received with military
Delayed Null.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, May 18, via
GALVESTON, Texaj?.-8lxty sacks of
! mall matter from the United States and
Europe, Including letters, etc., from
| March 12, which had been detained on '
account of the revolution, arrived tier*
I Zelnya, a member of the cabinet, hM
| resigned.
The Kmprea* ? Colonel*
BERLIN, May If.?Emperor William
has. appointed the empress of Russia
to bo honorary colonel of the Second
dragoon guards which regiment will
, hereafter be t?>rmed the Empress Alexandra's
Weather Foreran t ftir To-day.
For West Virginia and Ohio, partly
cloudy, with local rains nn?l thunder
Ntnmm: light to frenh southwesterly
wind*. Milton to northwesterly on tn?
'*For Western Peneylvanla, partly cloudy
weather. with conditions favorable for
thunder jttormn In tlit* Afternoon; illgnll*
cooler; light to freeh westerly wind#.
IamI T?np?r?tnrf.
The tempera Hire yesterday ** obarrred
by C. Pchnepf. druir*Ht. corner tourteentli
and Markot atrojta, woe at follow*:
7 a. 512 p" u
l? Ki^N ?aThcr-Chan?'l*?

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