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'STRIKERS SHOT DOWN BY PENNSYLVANIA DEPUTIES, Fifty Men Were Arrayed Against a Mob of Two Thousand Excited Miners ?Fight Started by a Deputy Who Fired Into the Air?Towns i Terrorized in Illinois. The bloodiest battle in the Industrial history of Payette County, Pennsylvania, occurred a few mornings ago, at Stickle Hollow1. Pour strikers were killed and many others were wounded- Two thousand strikers were pitted against sovanty-3vfl depa tiep. but the little band won the fight in a few minutes and captured a large number of the rioters. Only one of the dead men was an Englishtpcakfng miner. His name was Barney MoAndrews, and he lived at Wood's Run, four miles up the river. The other dead were Hungarians. Thft scene of the battle was a farm once owned by President George Washington, lying midway between the Monongahela and Yhonghiogheny Rivers, twenty-one miles west of Unlontown. The Washington Coal and Coke Company, operating the Stickle Hollow mines, nad a hundred men working and had been the only mine in that oart ot the Pittsburg district that was mining any coal. The strikers collected from various "points all day and threatened the men and guards. They kept up their Intimidation all night and in the morning the combined force* numbered about two thousand. They all carried clubs and pick handles and a great maay of them had revolvers and repeating v rifles. They kept in the public road close by the works and watched every point by which workmen could reach the plant. Not until daylight did any of the workmen Tenture to start from their homes to the plant, and the first lot of about twenty was in charge of a few deputies. They were surrounded by.the strikers and ordered back borne and the euards were roughly handled. Another Suitd at this time had nearly reached the ne? when the strikers saw them and made a flush after them. Toe deputies at the works started at the same moment to protect the workmen and ?ne deputy fired in the air and then volley after volley followed. The armed strikers fired at the deputies and -stood their ground, while those without weapons fled for their Mves. The narrow road, the scene of the fight, ran through a gorge, and so preolpitate was the flight of the strikers that they became paoked in the gully and trampled on each other in their eagerness to escap?. The armed strikers' ammunition soon gave out and then all fied, the deputies p irsuing them hotly and firing as they ran. Many of the strikers broke throu ?h a barbed Wire fence and aoross a whea: ield ankle deep in mud, and there, and in tae gorge is Where the deputies made their arrests, The Krn.A MAma r*nao than fha HfinnttM Mtiar*(3 uau iuvio 5U1.3 kutiu bat the latter were scattered so far apart that bat a few of the strikers' bullets took effect. Four strikers1 dead bodies lay in the road when the fight was over. Three deputies were wounded and eight strikers were knotvn to have been wounded, and it was thought many more of the injured were *belpsd away in the flight Tae dead striker? were left lying in the road where they fell. Tj? 'seventy-five deputies captured sixtysix of the strikers, among them the Sewickley brass band, one of the three bands with the crowd. The prisoners wero at once placed in two box cars and taken to Uniontown and placed in jail. Nearly, every man arrested, except the members of the band, were armed when arrested. After the battle was ovor the men went to work and the usual run of coal was Bade. A rumor reached Uniontown that a wild mob of 3000 strikers, collected from all along the Monongahela River, was marching for 8tlokle H?llow to avenge the death of their companions. The killing arose out of a oontinuation ot the ooke strike trouble, which began on April 2, In an effort of the men and their leaden for better wages. Tha Frick Company continued paying the scale. Since the coke strike ana the coal strike of the river oiiners began the two Interests worked toSthei; in the so-called "National strike." In e Connellsville district proper th^re were at this time certaiuiy 16,000 men Idle. In the enure area 01 tne geiiortu ur u?uuum suus, as guided by the United Mine Workers, there'were, also,about 125,000 men idle. This last eonfllot arose oat of one ot the numerous attempts of the strikers to raid the worklog men and mines. The prospect of a speedy settlement of the strike by peaceable means was thought to have been swept away by the*rlot at Washington Bon mines. Tne news of the killing caused the strikers to become bloodthirsty, and further riot and bloodshed were imminent. The leaders themselves admitted their inability to control the angry strikers, and sent out formal notices to that effect. jrivu nan area ana nxcy men mtircueu uum Daabar to Jimtown, and went into camp on the property leased by the strikers a few days before. These men serve! notice oa the company that they would remain In tamp until the works were closed down. fthiv--' 4 Rioting Elsewhere. A dispatch from La Salle, III., says La Salle has passed through the experience of being all day in the hands o' a mob of striking miners. All day long they had things their own way, and when Sheriff Taylor and his handful of deputies sought to put a restraining hand upon their actions they tamed upon him and gave battle. Not one of the deputies es: aped Injury, and 8herlff TaVlor and Deputies Walters, Hoolihan and Devare were dangerously, if not fatally, injured. When another force of deputies arrested three of the ringleaders the jail was entered hyytho infuriated horde and the release of the men accomplished. The foreigners were armed with all kinds doadlv weaoons and carried arms full of rocks and clubs, and attacked the Sheriff tnd his posse of forty deputies. The strikers opened flre and It was returned by the Sheriff and deputies, the latter folding their own until all their ammunition - ' -was used, when they were forced to fly for safety. The success of the strikers in their riot seemed to infuriate them until they lost their heads completely. They then b9gan parading the streets, howling and raising pandemonium. About 7.15 o'olock p. m. two of the ringleaders were put under arrest by deputy sheriffs and hurried through the Harrison House and taken to jail through the Dack alleys. In Ave minutes a mob of 1000 men had surrounded the hotel and threatened to blow It up unless the prisoners were pro" duced. The rildSSt excitement prevailed, and all the guests of the hotel left for quarters more sate. The prisoners were liberated to avoid bloodshed. The Plttenger and Davis mine,In Centralla, m., which had been working for several day* with about thirty men, was visited by a delegation of Strikers from Duquoln and St. John's mines. The miner? attacked and badly damaged the works. The shaft was filled with loose material, such as trucks, cars and tools. The betting on the machinery was cut and the oil-cups knocked from all the shafting. Several wheels .were broken and the machinery rendered.useless. Every pane of glass in the entire lot of buildings was smashed. The damaire Is estimated at about f5Q00. The men came from Duqnoia on a freight train, which they captured, an 1 forced Engineer Charles Sie.vart to naul them to Centralla. A BIG SUIT. Tlie French Republic Wants 81.000,. OOO From the World's Fair. 8uit for ?1,000,000 damages was begun in the United States Circuit Court at Chicago, IIL, by the French Republic against the World's Columbian Exposition. I The litigation ^rows out of the Frenoh Government's claim for damages to exhibits of French subjects injured during the Manuacturers' Building flre. Hathamel F. Cbase, ag9d eighty-four, nd Mrs. Chloe Gibson, aged seventy-eight, were married at Balvidere, III. The offlotattag minister is eighty-two years of aga. THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. Eastern and Middle States. The trial of Professor H. P. Smith, of Lane Seminary, for heresy, was begun before the Presbyterian General Assembly at Saratoga, N. Y. Gotebxob Greexhalge and staff and Mayor Matthews, with a distinpruished company, were handsomely entertained by Admiral Hopkins on board the British flagship Blake, in Boston Harbor. It was the return of the Admiral's call on the day before. Eric Erisok. a framer. thirty years old, wa3 billed and three others injured in the collapse of a 9torage warehouse in process of reconstruction in Brooklyn, N. Y. Edward Bcll, of Kearny, N. J., jealous of his wife, killed her by cutting her thtoat and then tried to take his own life. He fatally injured himself. Broker David c. Ean-dali. accidentally shot and killed Richard Mercer on the Providence (B. L) Board of Trade. The sixty-fifth anniversary of the Brooklyn Sunday-school Union was celebrated in that city by 80,000 children. The children mprched through the principal streets arrayed in pretty dresses and carrying banners and flags. Through miles of streets and avenues, made pay with flags and streamers, 6000 children of the Twenty-thiri and Twentr-fourth Wards, New York City, also took their May walk. A Baltimore and Ohio express train ran into a rock which had fallen on the traiks at Pine Grove, Penn. Two men were killed and one fatally hurt. The Presbyterian General Assembly, in session at Saratoga, N. Y., by a vote of 894 to 95, denied the appeal of Proiessor Henry Preserved Smith, convicted of heresr, of Lane Theological Seminar}*, the New York City delegation voting solidly against him. After an almost riotous all-nlgbt session the New Jersey Legislature took a recess until October 2. South and West. The great New Orleans (La.) resort, West End, on Lako Pontchartrain, has been destroyed by Arc. Loss, 3100,000. There was a conflict between striking miners and deputy sheriffs at Cripple Creek, Col.; State militia were ordered out in IIU nois to prevent rioting. The Congressional nomination in Colonel Breckinridge's district in Kentucky will be decided by primaries to be held on September 15. This Is a victory for Breckinridge. Bt a cave-in at the bluffs near the wharves, Tacoma, Wash., Major W. T. Gillespie, a well known mining man. and Arnold Beraberger, a stationary engineer, aged forty-flve were killed. Two colored men who ha l robbed a country store and were tried in Clinton, Miss., were taken from jail and bung. Miss Mat Helen Cixmxs, seventeen years old, came to Joliet (111.) Penitentiary with her mother and a weddinsr license, and was married br Chaplin J. D. Both to John Keating, convict No. 300i. Ten minutes later Keating was harried back to his work, and the bride took the train home to Chicago with her mother. Washington. Th2 President, accompanied by 8scre? farles Carlisle and Gresham and Captain Boddley Evans, of the Lighthouse Board, arrived at Washington on the lighthouse tender Violet from their outing In North Carolina. He and his party shot 814 snipe and caught a lot of biueflsh. Senator Perkins introduced in the 8enate a bill intended to grant the use of Springfield rifles and their equipments now on hand and not needed for use by the regular army to the militia of the various States and JL CI & XlVilVOt The President nominated Christopher C. Baldwin to be Naval Officer of New York, and John A. Sullivan to be Collector of Internal Revenue for the Second District of New York. The special committee appointed to investigate the charges of attempted bribery on the part of Charles W. Battz submitted their report to the Senate. Buttz is found by the committee te have made the attempt at bribery, despite his denial, and Senators Hunton and Kyle are exonerated from all blame. The United States Supreme Court uphold section 12 of the Interstate Commerce law and the Indiana Railroad Tax law. Mas. Cleveland, wife of the President, accompanied by her children and their nurse and governess, returned to the White House from Buffalo. Representative W. Boubke Cockban testified before the Senate Committee, which is investigating the sugar scandal, that he had never snid the Administration had Informed him that the sugar schedule must be passed because of the Trust's contributions to th* Democratic campaign fund. iTnrMirn. The Queen's seventy-fifth birthday WM celebrated throughout England. Rzab Admiral Ebbex, Captain Mahan and tbe officers of the United 8tates crulsA Chicago were entertained at a great banquet in London, Lord George Hamilton presiding. Portugal has apologized to Argentina in settling tbe trouble relative to the seizure of Brazilian rebels who escaped from a Portuguese to an Argentine vessel. Cholera is rngtng In the districts of Plock, Bad am and Petrekofl, In Russian Poland. Mr?. Jacksot, of Upp?r Economy. Xovn Bcotia, became su-.ldenly insaa&and drowned two of her children. A yraE-DAsrp explosion occurred In the Anderlues mine near Charlerol, Belgium. Eleven miners were killed outright and flvs others were injured severely. A Sax Saltadob despatch says that the Siilvadoran rebels were routed with -a loss OI over eight hundred men. At Gljon, on the Bay of Biscay, an explosion on board the Norwegian steamer Norden killed five persons and injured several more. FUG TOSN DOWN. Drunken Members of the Queen's Own Rifles Insult the Stars and Stripes: An American flag was torn from th? United States Consulate at St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, by soldiers of the Queen's Own Rifles, of Toronto. The regiment had taken part tn the celebration ot the Queen's birthday in St. Thomas, and in the evening members ot the organization went about the city enjoying themselves in a noisy manner. On reaching the office of United States Consul George J. Willis, which is over a drug store at the intersection of two prominent streets, a party of about 100 drunken soldiers noticed the American flags which had been used to decorate the Consulate office In honor of the day. Two or three ot the soldiers stuck their heads Into the drug store and commanded the druggist to take down the flags. They evidently had no idea the place was the United States Consulate office and Imagined the druggist had hung out the Stars and Stripes. One member of the Queen's Own then got on the shoulders of a companion, a third climbed on the other two, got hold of an American flag and tore it down. The drunken volunteers were about to pull down a second of the flags when a policeman came along and stopped them. The flag whioh had been torn down the soldiers tore into shreJs, pinning the pieces on their breasts. The news of the oytrasje reached Lieutenant-Colonel R. H. Hamilton, commandant of Queen's Own, who at once waited upon the United Stutes Consul and apologized for the act of his men. Mr. Willis, however, would not accept the apology, saying his duty required that the matter would have to be reported to his superiors. He notified the consular agent at Ottawa and Secretary of State at Washington. ^ George Deoreb, a wealthy California ranchman, has been arrasted for the murder of his wife and child twenty-seven years ago. Their skeletons were recently found in a j cave and damaging evldenoe was given against him by a daughter. Hs is believed to have committed many other crimes. A aiovKiiEST is on foot to establish a Presbyterian university in Marshall, Texas, to cost $2,000,000. I : DARING BANK ROBBERY? THE LONGVIEW, TEXAS, HRS1 NATIONAL LOOTED. A Gang Invade the Institution and Begin to Slioot at Once?They Gel a Lot of Money, Kill One Citizen, Injure Several Others, Lose One ol Their Own 3Ien, and Dash Away. At 3 p. m. a few days ago two rough-looking men walked into the First National Bank at Longview, Texas. One had a rifle concealed under his coat. He handed this note t o President Clemmens: Home, May 23. First National Bank, Longview This will introduce to you Charles SpeckIemeyer, who want9 some money and is going to hare it. B. and F. It was written in pencil legibly on the hack of a printed poster. The bank President thought it a subscription to some charity, and started to ask for particulars, when the stranger pointed his rifle at him a*d told him to hold up his hands. The other man rushed into the side wire door and grabbed the cash. Tom Clemmens, cashier, and the other bank officials also were ordered to hold ud their bands. The robbers hurriedly emptied the tills and went into the vaults, securinz $2000 and three $10 and nine 820 unsigned Longview bank notes, which may lead to detection. While this was going on two confederates were in the rear alley shooting at ?very one who appeared. Thev were soon being flrcd on by City Marshal Muckleroy and Deputy Marshal Will Stevens. The firing made the, robbers in the bank nervous, and they hurried the bank officers out and told them to run. This was done to save their lives. Bullets flew thick and fast, and the bank men hastened around the corner with several shots flying after them. George Buckingham, who was shooting at the robbers in the alley, was shot and killed. While ha was lying on the ground the robbers shot at him several times. City Marshal Muckleroy, who was 6hooting at another robber, received 3 ball in the abdomen. The ball glanced up from '* * - " 1? x-* j nnnl'of knf some silver aounrs ue uau w >? ^^v., it was partly spent. J. W. McQueen, a saloon keeper, thinking tha shots were for a fire alarm, ran out in the alley and was shot in the body and it was thought that he was mortally wounded. Charles S. Leonard was walking through the Court House yard and was shot in the leg, necessitating amputation. T. C. Summers was shot in the left hand. Deputy Will Stevens was not hurt, though he stood in short range and killed one of the robbers. The bank officials all escaped unhurt, ex- I cept T. E. Ciemmens, who in the scuffle with the robbers got his hand where the hammer of a robber's pistol came down, and was badly hurt. The robbers who stood guard in the allej would yell at every one who came in sight and shoot Instantly. The robbers so terrorized the community that they escaped and rode away. The body of the dead robbet was soon Identified aa George Bennett. The dead robber ,was dressed like a cowboy, with high-heeled boots and spurs, and a belt full of cartridges, and two doubleaction revolvers. Bus horse, which was oaptared, had 300 rounds of ammunition strapped to the saddle. Another of the robbers, Jim Jones, the man who gave President Ciemmens the note, was identified by several. He married a respectable young woman near Beckvllle last fall, but later went to Mexico. He was well known at Longview, having worked at a mill four miles from there. It is thought Bennett has a brother In the gang; if so, only one man remains to be identified. The robbers rode rapidly out of town, displaying their firearms and the money they nad got. An armed posse was soon in pursuit and when last heard of was fifteen minutec behind them- The bank offered 8500 for their arrest, dead or alive, and ths J citizens supplemented the amount p>y czuu more. Deputy John Howard was shot at about fifteen times, but not hurt. He emptied his pistol several times and wounded one robber in the face. No less than 200 shots were fired. The robbers started out of town, going by the home of George Bennett's wife and the mill where Jim Jones worked. PROMINENT PEOPLE, It Is said that Bourke Cockran reads more newspapers than any other man in Congress. Hoy. William J. Brya:; declines a renomination for Congress from the First Nebraska District Ex-Vics President Mobtox has the largest poultry raising establishment in the United States. Collis P. Huntington's sole recreation is reading, and his favorite is Greek history and literature. William K. Yandeebilt has rented Lord * ' nnrt will JUUYCU D UCC1 AVI COk *U Jju(,>uuvi uuv* .... shortly visit chat place with a hunting party. Thomas Nast, the American cartoonist, has entered the employ of the Pall Mall Gazette. His work will be devoted to political cartoons. Fob over sixty years Eev. William Mays, of Perryville, Ky., has been preaching the Gospel, and has never accepted a dollar for his services. Majob Halfobd, formerly President Harrison's private secretary, teaohes the biggest Bible olass in Omaha, and helps to get oat a religions paper. John Pattow, Jbm the new Michigan Senator, is a scholarly student. All his tastes incline to literature rather than politics. He 13 wealthy, affable and popular. Hexbt W. Grady, Ja., son of the orator and journalist who was Georgia's idol, has just been admitted to the bar at Atlanta, aftsr MsaLne a brilliant examination. Tax rlohest man in the House of Representatives is Sim Stevenson, of Michigan. He is said to drees and live very plainly, but to be free with hia money for the benefit of his friends. , The Emperor William, of Germany, has the largest military wardrobe in the world. Ho Is honorary Commander-in-Chief of twentyseven regiments, and each of them requires him to wear a distinctive uniform. Robebt Kexsedy, of Wilmington, Ohio, has been a Mason for seventy years. He was initiated in Ireland at eighteen, that bein? the proper a?e In the lodge he joined. He has been a Knight Templar for sixty-nine years. Sib Jons Pauncefote, the British Ambassador at Washington, heartily favors the project to raise a monument on the field of BTaddock's defeat, "because it was one of the few battles in which England and America were allies." The Prince of Monaco has begun investigations in the Mediterranean 8ea with a n )w kind of net. whioh Is divided Into compartments, so tnat the fish belonging to different eea depths will be kept separate. The Prince Is greatly Interested In all investigations of the sea depths. Edwakd Bellamy, whose views are exploited In "Looking Backward," is fortyfour years old. He was born at Chicopee Falls, was educated at Union College and admitted to the barat Springfield, Mass. His noted work bus been translated into almost every language. Chief-Justice Looas E. Bleecklet, of the 8uprem3 Court of Georgia, is the father of a nfteen-pound baby bov. Early last August, Justice Bleeckley. who is seventyseven years old, married Miss Chloa Herring, who Is forty-nine years his junior, in New i'ork City. GLADSTONE'S ORDEAL. Cataract Removed From the ExPremier's Right Eye. Mr. Gladstone's right eye was successful?/ operated upon a few days ago at London, England. Drs. Nettle9hip and Habenhon attended the distinguished patlont at Lord Rondel's house early in the morning, and some time afterward they Issued a bulletin stating that the eye had been operated upon for cataract and that the operation was quite successful. Mr. Gladstone's health was well maintained after the operation, after whioh he rested quietly in a darkened room. The operation was short and no anesthetic was used. Mr. Gladstone bore the pain with i much fortitude. All the members of his family were present during the operation. STATE CONSTITUTION. Dally Proceedings of the Conven tion at Albany. 4th Dat.? Mr. Kellogg moved that the reading of the journal in detail be omitted, but one of the delegates at once objected, on the ground that this would establish a bad precedent. The reading of the journal occupied fifteen minutes. Petitions from several counties in favor of woman suffrage bave so far been presented to the convention. On behalf of the anti-suffragists Jesse Johnson offered the protest of 6017 women of New York against granting the ballot to women, and Mr. Holls presented the protest of the women of Yonkers against woman suffrage. Mr. Tekulsky, of New York, offered a resolution providing that when the convention adjourn it adjourn to a week from Tuesday at neon, on account of the fact that a leeal holiday was to occur that week. Mr. Root said he hoped that the resolution would not prevail. If it should the convention would present the spectacle of sitting four weeks and drawing pay without doing anything. The resolution was adopted. Mr. Moore moved that all overtures be read from the clerk's desk in full when presented. Mr. Davles moved to lay the motion on the table. Carried. Mr. Moore then moved that the overtures be printed and laid on the desks of the members the next morning. This was referred to the Committee on Rules. Mr. Kellogg called up his resolution requiring the Comptroller to furnish statistics of property exempt from taxation. Referred to the Committee on Taxation. Mr. Becker offered a resolution directing the Committee on Rules to ascertain the advisability and co3t of furnishing the newspapers of the State a copy of the convention proceedings, which was laid on | the table. Mr. McMillan offered a reso| lution providing that copies of the overtures presented be furnlsuea tne eignt law aoraries. Mr. Corcoran raised on objection and the matter went over. Mr. Lincoln offered a resolution calling upon county clerks to make returns of people naturalized. It was laid over. 5th Dai.?The Constitutional Convention met at 10 o'clock with a fair attendance of members. The desks of members were dotted with yellow ribbons of the women suffragists, which serve as a decoration anrl band for the big petitions praying for the right of suffrage for women. As soon as the order of petitions was reached, the yellow bound documents were put in evidence, the representatives of the various counties presenting them. The total number of signatures was 76,732. After the journal had been read Mr. Speer moved to amend by inserting a mention of the fact that Mr. Vedder had announced that a caucus would be held by the Republican members of the convention after the session. If the proceedings of the convention were to be fixed by caucus, the journal should show the fact, he said. The motion was lost. Mr. Kellogg offered a resolution calling upon the Governor for a statement of the pardons and restorations to citizenship pranted by him. with the reasons therefor. No action taken. Mr. Lincoln submitted the following for his resolution presented the day before That the clerks of the several courts in each of the counties of the State in which persona- are naturalized, pursuant to the laws of the United States, be required to transmit to the Secretary on or before the 15th day of June, a statement of the number of persons naturalized in the said courts respectively during the year 1893, classifying the same according to nationality. The resolution was adopted. These proposed amendments were offered : Allowing, in case of the death of a juryman, procedure of the case if the counsel for the defense agrees. Providing for the appointment of five election commissioners, three to be appointed by the Governor and two by the party receiving the highest number of votes at the last election. They shall investigate all questions relating to violations of the election laws. Abolishing capital punishment. Allowing the Governor to assign personal judges to take cara of special cases. Allowing the Governor to pardon criminals only when approved by a majority of the Court of Appeals. Prohibiting any legislative appropriation without a two-thirds vote in the affirmative. Prohibiting the adjournment of the Legislature while any acts made a duty by the Constitution shall be unperformed. Making terms of members of the Assembly two years and Senators four years. Giving the Legislature power to extend the right of suffrage in thecity.to wn and village to all citizens Sir. Speer tried to have all committee rennrt-a cltrnnH hv niftioritv instead Of the Chairman. The amendment was lost. An amendment providing that the minority members may report their dissent, was adopted.?-After the adoption of the rules an adjournment was taken. 6th Das.?The Constitutional delegates were more conspicuous by their absence than by their presence. So many were absent that the majority leaders conferred over the advisability of moving a aall of the house. The cause of the large number of absentees was the fact that the convention had decided not to sit on Decoration Day. Scarce half thi seats were filled. The Woman Suffrage advocates have already put in the petitions of 211,906 persons who desire to abolish the constitutional male. The only important amendments offered were as follows: By Mr. Chipp, amending the ballot provisions by providing that "All elections shall be bv ballot or by such other means as may be authorized by the Legislature, provided that secrecy in voting be preserved and the right of suffrage be not restricted." Ey Mr. Burr, providing that monopolies and trusts shall never be allowed in this State and no corporations or corporators shall combine through the stockholders or others for the purpose of fixing prices or limiting the productions. Mr. Jacobs,making the Senate consist of nineteen members, who shall be thirty-flve years of age or over, be elected for three years and receive $3000 a year. Mr. Yeeder, giving the Court of Appeals power to force the Legislature to make an enumeration as the Constitution requires; also to compel the Legislature to order and provide for a Constitutional Convention. Mr. Hottenroth,abolishing the right of dower. Mr. Fuller, declaring specifically that New York is an intregral and inseparable part of the United States of America, and every citizen owes allegianceto the Federal Government first. Mr. Cooktngham, making tho State Senate consist of fifty members and the Assembly of aw. me convention then took up and adopted a number of the rules, which occupied the balance of the session. A CLOSES BOND, Wants to Cement the World's Trro Greatest Nations. The British warships saiied rrom bos:on, Mass., the Blake for Bar Harbor, Me., and the Tartar for St. John, New Brunswick. Admiral Hopkins said to a newspaper man: "Tell the people of Boston particularly, and the people of the United States generally, that when the New York celebration was over last year I said to myself, God permitting, I will stop over at Boston next spring and do my quota toward cementing what I felt was blossoming into a closer bond of union in the hearts of the two greatest nations of the world, England and America?mother and daughter. We have been here in Boston all too short a time, and we leave with that regret which marks the parting, not only oi kin but blood relatives." BULL FIGHTER HONORED, Thousands of People Admitted to the Building Where Ills Body Lle9. The death of the matador, Espartero, who was killed in a bull fight at Madrid, Spain, has stirred the interest of all classes to an almost incredible extend Thousands of persons, from the highest to the lowest.wera admitted to the building where the body reposed. surrounded with tapers and watched by matadors. The Madriil authorities acceded to the request of the Senators and Deputies of Seville, Espartero's home, that his body be embalmed and sent with a guard of matadors to the city. Seville was even more stirred than Madrid by the story of his tragig end, and preparations were made there to bury the body with high honors. The largest cinnamon bear evec soon In Mendocino County, California, was killed a few days ago by Frank Gear on the Garsev and Amos ranch. The sheep raisers in the county were so delighted that thay made up a purse and gave it to Geer before the bear had been fairly cut up. LATER NEWS. The Presbyterian Assembly adjourned at Saratoga, N. Y., after selecting Pittsburg as the place of their next meeting: a protest was made against the admission of Utah as a State. A protective dam, built by contractors, near Medina, N. Y., was blown up by farmers in the vicinity, who believed that it caused the flooding of their farms. Kenneth F. Sctheblasd, Gravesend's fugitive ex-Justice, returned to Brooklyn^ N. Y., from Canada and surrendered to Kings County's Sheriff. Eight indictments for felony were found against him, Coloxei* Beeceisbidoe's bill of exceptions to the verdict in the breach of promise suit was rejected by Judge Bradley at Washington on a technicality. ** n .TiimPS fbesidext l/ li iii v a.?a v upja/jutvw ? - ? H. Gore, of Virginia, to be Commissioner General of the United States to the International Exposition in Antwerp. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Charles D. Walcott, of New York, to be Director of the Geological Survey, and William Myckler, to be Collector of Customs for the District of St. Augustine, Fla. Tee first Siamese Minister to the United States and Great Britain, Maha Yotha, arrived at Washington to await the proper time for presenting his credentials to the President before going on to London. A dam formed by a land-slip in the river at Charkkupri. north of India, burst recently and floo I the villages in the valley for a distance of twenty miles. More than 200 persons were drowned. Prixce Charles, of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Princess Josephine, daughter of the Count of Flanders and niece of the King of the Belgians, have been married in Brussels. Goveexop. Pattisos, of Pennsylvania, issued a warning proclamation to the riotere of the coke regions. Governor McKinlet, of Ohio, ordered out the militia to prevent strikers from interfering with coal trains. The monument erected on Libby Hill, To to mumpmnriitB tho Ser ikiWituiuauj *?* ! v. vices of the Confederate soldiers and sailors, was unveiled with appropriate ceremonies, at which Governor O'Ferrall, General Wado Hampton and other prominent persons were present. Ex-Governor Fitzhugh Lee wai chief marshal of the military and civic procession. Sigxob De Felice, the Italian Socialist Deputy, has been sentenced by the Palermo court to twenty yeais' imprisonment for his connection with the recent Sicilian riots. Ose person was killed and mora than fifty wounded in a riot in 8ofla. Bulgaria, precipitated by the resignation of 1L StambulofTs ministry. MINERS SEED BLOOD. Strikers Seize a Train, and Have a Fight Witli Deputies. The striking miners, after holding a turbulent ma3s-meeting near VictOi, Col., withdrew into the hills, only to reappear about midnight Sixty of them captured the construction train, awoke the sleeping engineer and ordered him to run them down the track to Wilbur Station, where the deputies were resting in tmin Thp.v onid thev wanted IUCU ikMUM ? y w to blow up a bridge to prevent the deputies getting too near. Near Wilbur they came upon several deputies guarding a bridge. Both sides opened Are. William Rabideau, a deputy, shot two or three miners, and was killed by a bullet wound near the heart Kabldeau was driven out of the camp weeks ago. and was especially obnoxious to the leaders. In this skirmish Hiram Crowley and two other miners and a deputy, whose name is undown, were killed. Pour miners were taken prisoners and conveyed to Florence. The miners returned with their stolen train, while the deputies retired further down the road to await reinforcements. Governor Waite ordered out the militia to suppress the rioters at Cripple Creek, though in doing it he took strong sides against the deputies. A VICIOUS STALLION, Parmer Garaide Injured "While Attempting fro Subdue the AnlmaL MDton Garslde, a farmer, living in Lower Preakness, N. J., was attacked and seriously injured by a stallion on his farm. lie released two oi ins- siaiuuua iu ptuiiuc and their playful pranks soon became a serious fight. A battle of teeth followed, the stallions biting and striking each other with their fore-feet Garelde attempted to separate them, when one turned upon him and bit him in the right lee, chewing the muscles of the calf clear to the bone. He tore his leg from the animal's month. Th? stallion reared and In dropping upon all fours seized Garslde's right arm, chewing the thumb from the hand and laying the right wrist Joint bare. The hand had to be amputated. A CLOUDBPBST, Lightning Kills One and Wounds Another Near Philadelphia. ? OIKJ U lu^wiu Wiu lumuj a uuuiuct ui canal boats down the Delaware at Philadelphia, Penn., during a thunder etcrm a bolt o." iightning fell on the deck o? the canal boat JIars, passed through the planking into the c-3bin :in-l instantly killed John Ogden, seventyfive years ot age, and fatally injured Edward Lickerbocker. A cloudburst swept the extreme northeastern section of Philadelphia and the southern portion of Montgomery County, and within an hour did damage to the amount of over $100,000. GASH FOR CHEROKEES, The Sum of 36,840,000 Will Bo Distributed Among 24,300 Indians. Treasurer E. E. Starr, of the Cherokee Nation, has commenced the per capita disbursement of SC,840,000 to 24,300 Indians at Tahlequah, Indian Territory. This large amount is the proceeds of the sale of the Cherokee Strip to the United States Government last year. The amount paid to each Cherokee will be about 5-280, and the heeds of each family will draw for ten or twelve children. Xeiir'y nil the surrounding States and bis cities l:I;e Kansas City and St. Louis will feel the effects of this payment, and times will continue flush there for the next year at least. COMMUNIS*: A i-AILUiiil. Every Man On His Own Hook Hereafter at Topolobainpo. W. A. Wilherspoon, attorney fortheTopolobampo co-operative colony, in which leading Kansas Populists are interested, returned to Abilene, Kan., fromSinaloa, and says that co-operation has been abandoned. Two hundred and ilfty people remaiu there, and the company will endeavor to perfect their title to the lands and allow them to look out for themselves. The company is involved in litigation over the irrigation ditch, and communist plans have been given up. There were 4S52 desertions from the British army durinc: last year. Of these 3264 were of men serving their first year in the army. The percentage of desertions to the strength of the army was twelve per 1000. Twenty years ago it was twenty per 1000. ? WOBDS OF.TTISbOir, Success treads on the heels of every right effort.?Smiles. ?... Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere.?Shakespeare. Politeness costs little and yields much.?Mme. de Lambert. The -way to speak with power is to speak honestly.?E. L. Magoon. Live as though life were earnest, and life will be so.?Owen Meredith. Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character.?Theodore Parker. There is no sweeter repose than that which is brought with labor.?Chamfort. A man, like a watch, is to be valued for his manner of going.?William Penn. Health, which is the first consideration after all, for what is wealth with ' out it? A man finds himself seven years older the day after his marriage.? Bacon. He who thinks his place below him will certainly be below his place.? Saville. The public mind is educated quickly by events?slowly by arguments.? Bryson. Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow from them. ?Mine. *" de StaeL Never mind where yon work; let SE your care be for the work itself. ? ?? Spurgeon. Vanity makes us do more thing3 against inclination than reason.? cl Kochefoucauld. * What is taken from the fortune, albo may haply be so much lifted from the soul.?Bovee. ^ mi i .1 _ A a ??? xne xruiy valiant uare everyimug ^ except doing any other body an injury.?Sir P. Sidney. The violence done us by others is ? often less painful than that which we do to ourselves.?Rochefoucauld. When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over. ?G. MacdonaTd. > No soul is desolate as long as there is a hunran being for whom it can feel, i trust and reverence.?George Eliot. fc To preach more than half an hour a m man should be an angel himself oz 0 have angels for hearers. ?Whitefield. We take greater pains to persuade tl others that we are happy than in en* e( deavoring to be so ourselves.?Gold- le smith. T There are no greater wretches in the world than many of thoae whom peo- at pie tn general take to be happy.? se Seneca. ' sc p Cocoas, the Blind Plant It may seem incredible to some o! fc my readers, writes the "Notes for the di Curious" editor of the St. Louis Re- di public, bnt I have from the lips of one g< of the best opticians west of the Mississippi that twenty-two per cent, of i the 50,000 or 60,000 blind persons in jj. the United States were rendered so by ^ the growth of a remarkable fungus ni plant which seems to be perfectly at home in the human eye. The little . plant which causes this terrible afflic- lc tion belongs to the lowest order of T ' > * ' - ?j l XIIU IUIlgl uuu IB a om^ic-ucucu ux^au>ism known as a coccus. It propogates ^ simply by division?that is, a single cell, growing to its full size, splits into two or more, usually four,- perfect M plants, these again subdividing as be* n fore. ft These plants grow upon the external covering of the eye, and soon destroy t< the clear medium so necessary to vision. The propagation of the little ei mischiefmaker is very rapid, and its si growth in the tissues covering the eye- n ball causes much irritation, cutting al off the supply of nutriment, and re* ti suiting in congestion. So far as is B known it is spread only by infection, and must be planted directly upon w suitable soil before it can grow. This, in brief, is what is known as the bac- ^ terial cause of blindness. w Indestructibility of the Diamond. ^ For thousand* of years after the if. TTf a a UiHuuvcijr " gl lieved to be indestructible, as far as |c acids and fire were concerned. As re- _ spects the acids, I believe that it is w still maintained that there are none w known that will dissolve it In the ^ eleventh century Bishop Bennes wrote the following concerning the diamond in his poem, "The Lapida- a .?? af nnm: > : Hardness invlnolble which naught can tame, r3 Untouohed by ateel and unconquered by * flame. m The last words of the second line aj are not true under all circumstances, If air be freely admitted to the re- la tort, a diamond will burn like a piece tl of bituminous coal as soon as the tem- li perature is raised above 5000 degrees g] of the Fahrenheit scale. Such ex- fe cessive heat cannot, of course, be ui measured by Fahrenheit thermome- Tj ters, but is recorded on an instrument called a pyrometer. But in regard to ? the fusibility of the diamond, while the experiment has proved that it is m instantly reduced to ashes if sub- -n jected to a heat of 5000 in an open retort, counter experiments also prove that if the air be excluded no known 6U degree of heat wiil materially alfect it.?St. Louis Republic. ?Cage Blindness." M d "Cage blindness" is the Western ^ name for 9 peculiar affliction to which gQ Montana miners are subject After ^ working in deep mines for a good many years 6ome miners, when they come to the top to work, imagine rv they see the basket suspended in the shaft ready to lower them down to the bottom. The illusion is so abso- *h lutely perfect that the poor, deluded aD mnu, if alone, is 6ure- to try to step ** into the basket and ho shoots through ^i the ehaft to an awful death.?Chicago Herald. fo * be Conquerors Are Always Carnivorous, tei Every conquering nation has been carnivorous. The Romans, the Norse- tr< men, the Danes, the Saxons, the Eng- re iish, tho Americans, are all great meat lai eaters. There is something about a ur flesh diet that makes a man martial in so spite of himself. The rice eating na- by tives of Hindostan had no chance at lei all in the presence of the beef eating M: English, just as the banana-fed island- co ero of tho West Indies could not pre- W vail against the pork fed Spaai^ds. ? ta1 St. Loixia Globe-Pemoo _ __ Pj APPLE E LOSS O MS. Apple blossoms, did she say, Lining all the country way; In the fields where waving grasses Nod to every breeze that passes ; On the hillsides rough and steep. Sloping down where ripples creep, Lazily and half asleep, O'er the pond? Apple blossoms grow o'er all, Peep from every garden wall, And fulfil for her each day Budded promises of May. Apple blossoms, did she say? i Apple blossoms, did she say? Ah, but that Is far away From the human tide on-driving, \ Ever rushing, pushing, striving, Surging through the narrow street Where the streams of traffic meet; From the tramp of weary feet In the town. Stone walls rise on every side, Skies themselves seem petrified "With their stony leaden gray. Yet, I saw a flower t6-day? Could an apple blossom stray? ?Eoscoe C. E. Brown. PITH AND POINT. A skeleton key?Gray's Anatomy.?' ruth. Woman leads the world. She used aokeless powder for ages before men ret thought of adopting it.?Tit- ^ its. Minister?"Have you a family eire, my brother?" Layman?"Yes; ake 'em all stand roun\"?Cleve- -J nd Plain Dealer. Teacher?"In which of his battles as General Caster killed?" Num:ull (after reflection)?"I believe it ' as in his last."?Brooklyn Life. Solicitor?"What paper do6s your aighber take?" Irate Citizen ? Mine, I guess. I can't find it more'n. ilf the mornings since he moved ia." He murmured, did the captain, Of a vanquished baseball nine: "I know not of the fruit-crop- But the goose-egg crop is one." ?Washington Star. Helen?"I would like to do some* ling that would make him miserable trlife." Florence?"Why don't you , arry him, pet?"?Chicago Intercean. * > Many a man who howls loudly about le "wrongs of society" and the "in- ? jualities of out social system" always ts his wife carry the baby.?Chicago ribune. Do men become what 'hey eat?" iked Porper. "That is what I think," kid Philosophicus. "Then give ma >mething rich!" said Porper.?Harer's Bazar. Letter-carriers may be seen collecttg letters at midnight, but this oesn't explain why some late males an't arrive till near morning. ?Phillelphia Times. It is better to do one thing well lan a hundred things indifferently; at, if that system were logically cared out, we won d all be machines? ot men.?Puck. "I'm afraid the hotel is on fire; do iok out of the window and see." He -"No, no; everything is all right, don't see any one pitching mirrors id clocks out.? Chicago Intercean. \ Miss Elder?"What do you think 1 [r. Gildersleeve proposed to me last ight." Miss Kittish?"When I reised Mm he threatened to kill himilf, but I really did not expeot him ) do it in that way."?Harper's Bazar. Hodman?"I hear Edison's discovred a science for doing away with eep." Trowels?"H'sh! For goodess' sake, don't let the boss heax bout it or he'll be having us work renty-four hours a day. "?Chicago J eooru. Mr. Grumpps?"What earthly good ould it do if women shouldbe al* >wed to take a hand in politics?" [rs. Grnmpps?"Well, for one thing, e'd clean house a good deal oitener lan you men voters do."?New York Weekly. Loving Mother?"I cannot under:and what makes our boy, Robert, so >nd of pedestrianism." Fond Father -"He gets that from me. Didn't I alk the floor with him for weeks hen he was a baby?"?St. Louis Post ispatch. Professor Stone?"To the geologist thousand years or so are not courted ! any time at all." Man in the Auience?"Great Scott! And to think made a temporary loan of 810 to a .an who holds such views!"?Indianjolis Journal. Professor in History (in the yonng r-lies' seminary)?"Having finished le sad story of this episode in the fe of Mary Antoinette, 1' shonld ba ad to answer any questions you may el inclined to ask." The Class (in aison)?"What did she have on?"? it-Bits. Fair Organist (after a- hour's hard actice)?"Here is your money, Patck; but don't you think you charge e rather a bigh price just for pumpg the organ?" Patrick?"Bivss y'r irty oyes, miss, Oi wudn't chaiged s a cint if th' machine did not make ch blatherin' noises."?New York 'eekly. Five-year-old Flossie had been bating with her mother all day. ' There, lild," said the latter on putting the lild to bed, "sleep well, and don't be cross when you wake up." "I aoje," retorted little Flossie, "when s me you say 'cross;' when it's you ?u say 'nervous.'" ? Pearson's eekly. "It was severe punishment," said e fatber, self-reproachrully, "but it iswers the purpose. It keeps Johnny om running on tbe street." "You dn't cripple the boy, did you'?" !fo; I had his mother cut his hair r him. You ought to see the pcor >y," and the proud father wept bitriy.?:Texas Sittings. At an evening party Dumley was inaduced to a young lady, and after a mark about the weather he said galatly: "And have I really the please of seeing the beautiful Miss Blosm, whose praises arc being souuded everybody?" "Oh, no, Mr. Damir," the lady replied; "the beautiful iss Blossom to whom you refer is a usin of mine." "Oh. that's it. ell, I thought there must be a miske somewhere," said the gallant ualey.? Tit Bits.