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great rejoicing
_
AmOOÇ the Uanadians Ovop
w _. .. -
Riel's Capture.
The Captive Evidently Ex
pects Execution.
I he Capture ot liatouche.
on UVA, Max 1.1.— lu the House this
afaernoon Hon. Mr. Caron read the follow
ing otfi< îal dispatch from Middleton:
p.tiui « ut: Moïse, May 11, via. Clarke's
I ros-'imf —II"" -1 1'. Caron, Ottawa .—Have
. .t made a general attack and carried the
«hole settlement. The men liebaved
mildly. The reMs are in full flight.
*,ir> t-> say 1 haxe not got Keil. While I
w is n ««unoitcring this morning Wm. Ash*
J, v nur of the prisoners. galloped up with
a dag of truce aud handed tue a letter from
i;ol saying. "If you massacre our families
1 - all massacre the prisoners. I sent an
answer that if he would put his women
*ml < hildren in .»tie place and let me know
« inre it was no shot should lie fire«l on
I ,,m I then returned to eamn and
». ,-mdoumy advance )dirties, woo were
Dav . lired upon. 1 so pressed on until
I -axx my chance and ordere«! a general ad
x.*u> < The met responded ih lily, le«l by
th« :r officer* ami Col. Ktraubei zie. They
drove the enemy out of the r : tie pits and
l„i ,d their way across the plain and
s. /cd the houses. We are uo.v masters
of the place, ami most of my Icrce will
Itix'oiiac there, Light in the heat of action
Mi. A'hley came back with another mis
st««- Irom Keil as follows:
ill v kka l.— Your prompt answer to my
not«- shows that I was right in mentioning
th«- «au-e of humanity. We will gather
our families in one place, and as soon as it
ia d«*m* 1 w ill let you know. 1 am etc.,
IA)LIs DAVID KEIL.
(>c the t-n.elope he hail written as fol
io«* 1 do not like war and it you don't
retreat ami refnse an interview, the ques
tion remains the same «-oucerning the
prisoner*.
Our loss. 1 am afraid, is h**avy, but not
so heavy as might lie expected. As yet I
tirnl it is live killed and ten wounded.
Killed Captain Krem-h. «-ommanding
•T ints : l.ieut. Fitch, 10th tirena«liers;
(apt. Brown, Boulton's scouts; A. W.
kippen. Surveyor's stouts, ami private
Wheeler, of tin- both Bataillon.
Woumled— Lient. Gordon. Surveyor's
imouU; Lieut Laidlow, 10th Grenadiers;
Major Dawson, loth (Grenadiers: Sergt. Ma
j«r Watson, ÎK'.h Bataillon: Sergi. Jakes.
With : private Young, OOtli ; private Cook,
loth Grenadier*.
M < •augu. loth Or«uadies, shot in the
finger.
• 'rivate .1. Marshal, loth Grenadiers,
l!«-«di wound in calf of leg
Private C. Barber, slight wound in arm.
Private W. Wilson. 10th Grenadiers,
slight wound aiToss the back.
Private Barton, seriously woumle«! in
the groin aud thigh.
( drjwral Holliwell, Midland, slightly
woumle«! m the face ami arm.
Lieutenant Holliwell, Midlaml, hurt in
the shoulder.
This is a!! I know a« present. The pris-
oners have all lieen «elease«! and are safe
in my hands. Among them is Jackson, a
white man, who was Kiel's secretary, but
who is now mad and rather dangerous.
-igne.l FKKI) MIDDLETON, Muj. Gen.
I also lieg to read another telegram I
receive«! shortly after giving some informa
tion with referem-e to the steamer North
rote :
"The steamer Northiote and another
steamer are coming up the river with com*
pany C of the school of infantry and
police, and will cut off the retreat of the
reliels. The reliel loss is believed to lie
very severe, but is as yet uuknown The
vound«*d lialf-tiree«l brought in is Ambrose
Jodio, of Kiel's t-ouucil.'
WixMi'Kii, May 13.—The news of the
capture of Batouche by a gallant bayonet
« barge was something of a surprise ami
also a at use of rejoicing here. tien. Mid
dleton was expe<-te«l to pursue other tac
tics, as indicated in previous dispatches.
No details of the stm-essful attack on
Batouche have lieeu receivetl, and the
enemy's loss is still a matter ol conje«»ture.
It is believed, however, that the rebels
have I «een so badly beaten that they will
make no further stand iu a body, Mit will
vei v likely <lisp«Tse through the westeru
country in small liamls, when: they cannot
he hunted down without great difficulty.
Kiel is expected to get away into Montana,
as there are few obstacles iu his way. In
fa« t there is little to prevent him from dis
guising himself and making his way to
Vu Apis-Uc and thence by railway to
Wimnjieg. He has plenty of sympathizing
friends not very far from the city, who
would gla«lly give him refuge. No promi
nent ollicers were killed at Batouche. ( apt.
French, the leader ot the scouts, was
toruierly an officer in the mounted jiolice. i
and has lately l»een farming near Fort
'/••'Appelle.
Winnipeg, May Kt.— Thirty women and
it large number of children have decided
to leave by the train from Swill Current
on Thursday of this week. A mounte«!
csi-ort will ucc«im)iaiiy the tirst train past
First Woods, aliout 35 miles distaut, after
which it is thought that no danger need lie
feared. I'he woun«le«lcontinue to improve
.mil will probably lie removeil to Winnipeg
when the »teamers liegin to run. The
'. outs w ho left last night for Poumlmaker s
reserve returned this afternoon ami au- ^
mm need that he had disajipea-cd. They
brought w ith them two pouies which they
hail found on the trail. Siouts went up
lietween the two rivers ami .amieil during
last night in the woods at Thunder Childs
reserve. Iu the fore noon they approached
the e«lge of the late liattle field at Cut
Knife hills, ami surveyed the scene of the
bloody fight. The Indian camp had dis
apjieared. aud no lndiaus were visible. All
that remanie«! of the camp where Found
maker and his liaml were congregated were
the usual piles of rubbish to be fourni
arouml the camping grouuds of an lmlian
tntiw. The surrounding i-ountry south ol
the river, including Cut Knife hills, was on
tire. Only «-opjecture as to the where
abouts of Chief Bonndmaker «-an be öftere«!.
There is no knowleilge of Ins movements.
The x-outs express the belief that he has
retreate«l to the woody fastness ami ravines
at Sounding I>ake or Two Bonds, which
are :tl) or :(9 miles respectively due west.
Light scouts have to-morrrow. taking with
them thre< davs' rations, ami w ill endeavor
to di»««ver where the Indians have gone.
It IS belie veil that when the enemy re
treateil they suffer«*«! heavily at Cut Knife.
Two Yankee trapjiers ami pros|>ectors ar
riveil here iu «anoes late last uight. 1 hey
are suspected ami will lie iletaineil fur a
few «lays. They report that they were in
the w* « m s t s lielow Kduionton for six months,
ami hail not heard of the uprising. They
vxere surprise«! to liml Fort Bitt, which still
'tauds, wrecked ami loot**«!, i heir tlour is
about out. They traved at night and saw
no Indians, but 6*» miles ftMi here tli«*y
oliserved several large rails tie«! on the
north bank of tbe Saskatchewan, anil jier
ceived a dog on the opposite sid«\ 1 hey
have with them
several thousaml dollars.
I'jotity of furs worth
Winnipeg, May 14 —The latest from
the front is contained in the following dis
nre ai is».»»* —----
f »th banks or the river The rebels tried
to caDture her bv 'nwvrmir ihe ferry cable,
patch, received this afternoon by Commis
sioner Wrigley :
"The Xorthcote is safe, but she ran
through a terrible tire at Hatouche Iront
to capture her by 'owering the ferry
but were not quiv z enough. It carried
away the smoke stack and whistle, which
were placid uuder fire. Three men were
slightly wounded. The boat l»eing bar
n«*a«l«*d with lieef lioxes ami hay and oats.
There is plenty of provisions and fodder at
the front.also ammunition, and everything
looks. We expect this «lefeat w ill w mtl
up the business. The retiels are deliver
ing themselves up. Will insist upon Kiel
Wing hanged."
The rejiort that Kiel had gone down the
river is not credited in Winnipeg, a- all
goo«l judges say he would thereby place
himself in the way of being captured. As
for the rebels who are surrendering, it •*
not likely anything further will be d«»ne
with them. Many of them were no doubt
misled by Kiel ami Dumont, ami others
were coen-eil into joining the reliels.
Chicago, May 14.—The Daily .Vfv» has
Winuipeg intelligence of an authemc
nature that the train with provisions
w hich left Swift torrent a week ago was
attu« ke«l by Boumlmaker and his Indians
ami captured after a right in which several
were wouuded aud two killtsl. Thirty
one teams am! two teamsters were cap
ture«!. Ten teamsters escape«!. The train
was within thirteen miles of Battleford.
Batoi « HE, May 16.—The «-amp is still
excited over Kiel's i-apture. He is very
closely guarded. He has very little to
say; looks completely broken <lown. and
feels his jiositiou very keenly. Maj. Boul
ton ami 2KI mi nuted men have lieen s««ur
lug the country in search of Dumont, but
so tar without sui-cess. He was last seeu
Friday morning ten miles south ot Ba
touche. Everything is quiet around here,
while Mags are Hying from all the houses.
One hundred and fifty Titles and guns have
Wen handed over by the reWls. Most ot
the prisoners have lieeu all«*we«l to return
to their homes. The ringleaders will be
taken to l'rince AHiert Mouday.
Clarke's Crossing, May 17 — Kiel,
while riding into «'amp. expressed himself
to his «-aptors as follows :
"I do u«)t think this trouble w ill be with
out resuK*. as the «-omplaints of the farm
ers will nov» l»e reganiod with some «legree
of attention "
When told that his hooks and pajiers
ha«l lieen i-apt'ired, he sai«l :
"I am glad for this will show that I am
not the actual lea«ler of the reliellion. I
have Wen encourage«! by js-ople of good
standing at and around l'rtnce Albert, who
invited me over from Montana.
He asked would they give him a fair
trial civil or martial. Armstrong toll! him
that he would W tried by the i-ourt martial
law. ami Kiel drew a long breath bot said
nothing. He »{»ike again ot not Wing
head man in the reWllion. ami then com
menced praying, amt ma«le the sign of the
cross. He asked whether bis family would
he blown up with gatling guns, aud then
said that he didn't want to W selfish aud
hojieii that none of the lialf-i»r«*e«ls would
^
sutler. Kiel then commenced praying
again. In appearam-e he is now like a
«•«minion half-breed, and looks very «lilapi
dated. He spends most of his time in
tulkiug in a wandering manner aud pray
ing. A band of Indians coming in Irom
the west to-day to help Kiel were met by
the half-breeds who told them that tbe
war was over. Some of the prisoners were
placed on War«! the l»oat to-day. In part
ing from their families there ma: y pitiful
scenes of women crying and holding up
babies for their fathers to kiss.
Winnipeg, May 17.—The general opin
ion here is that au attempt will W made
to get Kiel oft'on a plea of insanity. Stories
have lieen freely floating about regarding
his iinsormln«^« of mind. There is al
ways a «-bailee, however, that a bullet from
a volunteers' or scouts' rifle w ill find him.
The Ikmiiniou government is much em
barrassed by his capture.
(QUEBEC, May 17.—The steamer Corean,
from lzmiloD, which arrived here Friday,
brought l, 1 ^** I>oxes «ontaini. g a million
rounds of liall cartridges.
OTTAWA. May 1M—The government has
not yet «-onsideml the «-ase of Kiel, but the
liest lawyers here say he will W trie«l for
treason, under tbe treason-felony act of
1*69.
Gabriel's Crossing, May ISth.—The
troiqis have crossed Saskatchewan river
aud proceeded via Duck Lake to l'rince
Albert, which place they will probably
rea« h to-day.
Kiel's capture ahsorlis all other topi«».
Kiel says I-awrence Clarke, of tbe Hudson
Bay Co. precipitated the uprising The
half-breeds were celebrating the feast of
Saint Joseph when Clarke arrived from
Winnipeg Clarke first mocketl their re
ligion and then told them that 500 soldiers
were comiDg to^oin in tbe least and would
give them all they wanted in the way ot
«•eremony if they did not go liack to their
homes aud almndon their uonsense. Kiel
was absent from Batouche at the time, an«l
on his return found that his people were up
iu arms and had determined to plunder the
stores liefore the troops mentioned by
Clarke arriv ed.
Kiel denies that he was the leailer ol the
reliellion and says he can prove that he
wanted to go liack to Montana, but vvouhl
not lie allowed to. He expects tobe hange< f
and devotes r. greater part of his time to
lasting and prayer.
A courier reports to General Miil«Heton
that while on his way fr» in l.atouche to
Prince Alliert, on We«lnes«lay, he met three
Indians twelve miles bevoml I-ehnnns
• Tossing, and whil** talking to tbe Indians
e«l on the edge of the blufi ami asked tbe
courier what he wanted. He asked Dumont
to give himself up, sayiug that General
Middleton would give him a fair trial. Du
mont replied that he had arms and intend
ed to tight and would not lie taken alive.
Dumont was last seen yesterday, with a
few followers, proceeding from the open
prairie toward the ruins of Batouche.
Montre vi., May 1*.-Tbe TahUt says: |
The fathers of this city received a letter
from Mgr Gramlin, bishop ot the North
west, statiug that. "Alioniination and <• etio
lation prevails. The clergy have lost con
trol over the Indians and halt-breeds, who
declare that the bishop and his priests
have sold them to the government, and
unless imnnsffate relief is furnished starv
ation and misery will stare the ministry
and half-breeds in the face. None of them
have done any seeding. They have
slaughtered their domestic animals and
are in a state of abjei't poverty." He thinks
at least $250,000 should be sent for the
purpose of providing them with food,
«•loihing. agricultural implements, and for
establishing missions aud schools in their
midst.
Winnipeg, May 19.—No intelligence
has yet lieeu received ot the arrival oi
Mnld'leton's men at Brince Alliert, but it is
supposed they are at that point long lie
fort? now. It is expected that they wili
proceed from there to l»attl«'lbro by
steamer. If the water is high the jour
ney could lie made is three or four «lays,
ami with the united force a heavy biow
could lie struck at Boumlmaker. Big
Bear's atteution will in the meantime be
taken up with tien. Strange's forces.
A letter from Lilmontoc says: Mir.
Delaney, «me of the 1- rog Like captives,
was outraged till she dii-d. Mrs. Gowan
locke, another captive, has lieen taken
possession of by one ot «he young Indians
as his wife. Nothing has lieen heard ot
Gabriel Dumont, iel's lieutenant, appear
tde fate of the M« Lean family, but it is
supposed to lie a horrible one. Alter Mrs.
Ibdaney had died her body was cot to
pie«-ea by squaws."
A dispatch from Saskatchewan landing
sajrs: Three of the teamsters who escaped
trom Poundmaker« Indians have arrived
and report as follows I wentv-one ox
report
teams and nine horse teams left Miller on
the 11th, and when within eight miles of
Battleford were suildeuly pounced upon
by over 100 Indians, all mounted, who
completely snrrounding the men. and as
tbe latter were not numerous enough to
staod a fight the only thing left wits to
cut their horses loose and run oil' the trails
in between the different squads and take
the chances of escaping. Thirty loads
comprised the train—seventeen loads of
provisions and thirteen loads of oats.
Fifteen more loads are some twenty miles
north of Miller station ami fifteen are at
that station, making iu all sixty loads at
the mercy of the Indians. Twenty men
were taken by the Indians, eighteen being
ox drivers anil two horse teamsters. This
a flair will no doubt stop teamsters going
to the front until trooj« are sent iu a«l-
vance to clear the road. The es«^aped men
were « based over t«-n miles and tired
u|Hiii, lint without effect. McConnell, the
depot clerk at Miller station, is here, hav-
ing aliaudoned his post on account of the
trouble. All the «lejiots along the track
are also lieing closed.
-♦* ♦
Logan Elected Senator from Illinois.*
Springfield, May 14.— Un the se«-ond
ballot to-day Judge Tree received 101
votes, aud as Senator Kuger voted tor lai
gan. it w-as within one of el«*etiug Judge
Tree. There was great excitement when
he announced his vote.
After roll call on the st-eond ballot, Kep
r«*sentative Fuller got up and announced
that a man named Dunphey. of Chicago,
was in the House ami bail attempte«! to
hrilie Senator Kuger to vote for Logau.
It create«! a great sensation and it was
nearly an hour liefore auy business was
transacted.
The third liallot resulted as follows:
Tree loti; Morrison 1.
At 10:05 the joint assembly took a recess
till H:;fo to-morrow morning. This is done
to preveut Weaver from lieitig sworn in.
Aliout I0t:»l, after the Demis rats had
adjourne«!. Weaver, the new meinlier from
the :(4lh district, was taken into the House
and sworn in by Judge Gross. The tight
n«iw will lie to have him recognized by
the chair. This will come iu the morning.
SiTciNGKiKi.li, 111.. May 19.— Iu joint ses
sion there waa 51 Senators present and 152
Kepreseutatives. When the vote was
taken for U. S. Senator a ilrail silence pre
vailed. The Kepublioan*>a!l \<it**d for Logan,
giving him 26 votes, lingers vote was re
ceived with «-heers. When Sittig was
call«*«! he made a long speech, explaining
his position. He voted for Logan uuder
protest' This gave the vote, 103, for Iaigan.
the required numlier for his election. Tin
roll call was proceeded with after a time,
the lH*ino«-rats attempting to elect Farwell,
Kepuhlican i, hoping to get some Kepubli
can votes. Barry w ithdrew his vote from
can votes. Barry w ithdrew his vote from
laigau. hut stateil he would not allow any
other Kepuhlican but laiguu to lie elect«*«!.
Un the call of absentees tbe Democrats
voted solidly for I-imliert Tree. After roll
«•all Baker. McNary, McAlliney. Caldwell
(/tiinu and Crafts (Democratsl changed
their vote to Farwell. Barry iltemocrat)
changed his vote to John A. Logan, aud
the wildest confusion prevailed.
1:20 p. m.—The announcement of laigan s
election has not lieen made at this
hour. The Iiemocrats are changing to
Farwell and trying to drive all their men
in. but all have not presented them
selves. No Kepublicans have as yet shown
any intention to leave i<ogan.
2:30 p. m.—No Kepuhlican support went
to Farwell. and Sjieaker Haines finally an
nounced the vote, declaring I-ogan elei-ted.
Gen. Logan's Speech.
8pringkiei.ii, 111., May 19.—(ieneral Im
gau. upon lieing introduced by the Speaker,
said:
ilentlrmemof the Senate and of lAt Horn*
of Jieprt io iifadrt* of Iht Statt of lttinoi* :—
1 congratulate you ou having brought to a
conclusion this most remarkable contest,
which has lieen going on for nea.ly lour
months. 1 have no words to exp.ess my
gratitude to the representatives of this
great State of Illinois for the compluneut
they have paid me to-day in having lieen
elei-ted for the third time t<> represent this
great State in the Senate of the l nited
States. I hop«* 1 have so acte«! aud import
ed myself in the position liefore as to bring
credit upon myself, my party. State uu«i
i-ountry, and my jiast history is the only
guarantee that I can give for my future
«•ourse. From the deepest re«-esses of my
tioHoni I again thank you for the honor you
have conferred upou me. There is uo po
sition on earth which could he more grati
fying than to represent this great State.
Iu this contest, Mr. Speaker and gentle
men, which has lieen au unusually close
ami heated one, I am proud to state that
nothing has transpired to mar the friendly
relations existing lietween myself and my
worthy opponent. For thirty years this
gentleman and myself have lieen friends
and 1 trust we will always lie su«*h. [Loud
cheers.] I lielieve there never has lieen a
contest lietween two persons which
has been waged more earnestly for their
parties than this and the inut.ial
relation- remain vj pleasant. I re»pe«t
Mr. Morrison polit i -ally aud socially, and I
am ptoud to say we are friends, aud sin
cerely hope we may ever be friends.
[Cheers.] As to the other gentleman who
was my opponent for a time, 1 can say
nothing against him, nor would I want to.
|
Mr. Tiee and myself live«! neighbors for
j to-morrow
many years in Chicago, and 1 have always
had the highest respect foi him. He made
as good a contest, coming late into the
field and lieing little short of votes, as he
could make. For him I hav..* nothing but
respe«-t. In conclusion, gentlemen, 1 de
sire to say that no matter what may have
occurred during this contest, it has lieeu
carried in a spirit of fairness, and no such
contest has ever lieen known in this «-oun
try liefore, and it has appeared strange to
me that there has lieen so little excitement
and bitterness exhibited. It is remark
able, I say, in a contest which has lasted
so long and lieen so close, that there is so
little bitterness of feeling displayed, and I
desire to say that iu representing the peo
ple of this State of Illinois in the U. 8.
Senate I shall ever try to do that which
seems to me to lie my duty, representing
my }>arty and my constituent» fairly and
honestly. [Cheers.] I leave here, having
no bitter feelings towards anyone w ho may
have opposed me. I respect ^th«* man who
will stand by his creeds and his
fricmls. and I expect uo more from others
accorded to me. If I go to Washington I
do not go there with any lire burning in
my broom or feeling of antagonism to any
party or the present administration. I
shall endeavor to represent you fairly and
honestly and stantl by you in all which I
lielieve is right. Gentlemen, again I thank
you ; I te nder you my most profound
thanks. Nor can I repay you for the man
ner you have stood by me in this Legisla
ture aud State. I shall ever remember
and endeavor to prove worthy of the trust
you have this day confided to me. Thank
ing you again. I hope yon will learn in
the future that the wrong man has uot
lieen elected. [Applause ami «-heers.
\ idoi Hugo*» Condition.
Baris. May 19.— This even.-ng the con
dition of Victor Hugo is slightly improved.
No further bulletins will be issued until

The Colorado Striker*.
Denver, May 15.— Several Denver A
Kio Grande strikers, charged with con
tempt. interfering ami intimidating other
employes of the road, were to-day tried
liefore U. 8. Circuit Judge Brewer. He
held that a request to «jnit work, even if
couched in peaceful polite language, if
lia* ked by a formidable crowd of excited
and armed men. constituted a threat. No
acts of violence had lieen chanted against
the strikers. All were fourni guilty aud
sentenced to imprisonment for terms rang
ing from I'onr months «lown. A large
number of strikers have returned to work,
and new men are taking the places of
those still out. Tbe strike is practically
ended, and has proved a «-omplete failure.
Denver, May 1*.—The shop men's
strike on the Denver «V Kio Grande rail
road assume«! a very serious aspect to-day.
In accordance with the announcement
made at a strikers' meeting yesterday
afternoon, at which several incendiary
spee«-bcs were made, aliout 500 men aud
fortv or titty women assemble«! in the
vicinity of th«» sho|is this morning. Sev
eral inflammatory speeches were made,
songs sung, aud a general demonstration of
of defiauce luilulged in. One ot the yard
men, returning to w«irk. was set upou by
the crowd, knocked ilow u, aud kicked and
cut about the fai-e in a brutal manner.
Another workman was escorted through
the crowd by a posse of U. S. marshals.
Aliout * o'clock 200 or JZNi of the strikers
formed iu line ami marched to town. A
halt w:is made in front of the office of the
llot ky Mountain Nnr*, which hail seen lit
to criticize the a«'tion of the men in strik
ing. and to deuounce some of their de
signing leaders. Here copies of the .Vn r»
were burned by the mob amid a pande
monium of jeers and yells of derision and
defiance. The crowd pro«-eeded up Six
teenth street, and at Khedd's cheap store a
halt was ma«le and the same performance
gone through with. It apjiears that Shed«l
recently «lis«-harged a sales lady who be
longed to the woman's branch of the
Knights of Lalior organization without
askiug the « ««usent of that body. Circu
lars commanding the readers to boycott
Shedd's cheap store and the AVir* were dis
tributed everywhere. Talks with a large
numlier of our liest citizens to-day prove
that whatever sympathy the strikers may
have retained up to this time has lieen last
by their riotous conduct of this- morning.
No arrests have yet lieeu made.
It'iilroad \flairs.
Chicago, May 14. —At the afternoon
session of the Eastern trunk line meeting
it was decided to semi a committee to New
York to confer as to the general |iolicy ami
and territory of this pool. The impres
sion seems to prevail here that the pro
jected Central Traffic Association is practi
«•ally «lead, as it cannot lie made effective
til) the difference among the Chicago road*
and lietween the West Shore and New
Yoik Central are adjusted. Subsequently
th«- general passenuer agents of ihe trunk
line p<M>l met and indulgtsl iu mutual
r«*crimiuati<iu on the subject of cutting.
Tho Chicago /k Atlantic declined to com
pete on e«jual terms w ith the other roads,
whereiijion the represents live* of the latter
withdrew to another room, and resolve«! to
maintain rates regardless of any actiou
which the Chii-ago «N Atlantic nuuht take.
Hail wav Conference.
Boston, May 11.—Messrs. Oaks aud
Harris and Stackpole, of the Northern
Pacific, met to-day with Messrs. Amen ,
Atkins aud Hcnekly, of the Union Pacific,
and a long eonlerence was held upon the
Oregon Navigation matter. No settlement
was reached It is admitted that a hit«h
exists in the negotiations, but where it is
could not tie learned. It is denied that
any compromise on 5.] jier cent has ever
lieen talked of. It ia hoped to overcome
tbe )nl< h bHore long aud arrive at an
agreement. The next meeting will lie
held in New York on Tuesday or W«*dnes
dav, Die «late to lie fixed by the Northern
Pacific people, and it is expected the mat
ter will lie settlisl then.
Km I road Earning*.
New York, May 14.—The following
is the statement for February of 'he rail
roads mentionetl :
Southern Baofic, of New Mexico^ gross
earnings, $56,711 ; operating expenses.
$24,6*0; net earnings. $32,030. Southern
l'acitic, ol Arizona: Gross earnings,$137,
516; operating expenses, $60,153; net
earnings. $77,362.
Southern l'acitic, of (alifornia: Gross
earnings, $247,359 ; operating expenses,
$131,397 ; net earuiugs, $115,961.
Southern Bacilli-, of California, northern
division : Gioss earnings, $*2,300 ; operat
ing expenses. $54,tt29; net earnings,
$28,270.
Fatal Kailroad AccideaG
Yale, B. C\, May 17.—The regular mail
aud paimrugrr tra<n. on the way down this
morning, at 4 o'« lock went through a tres
tle sixty feet in neighth. The locomotive
ami all the cars, except the passenger
coaches went into the gullv, totally wreck
ing them and killing fireman Stanton amh
hrakemau Beck irstaufly. Express agent
Caslentun aud m„ I derk Armstrong were
slightly injured. The car.se of the accident
was the late rams having caused the river
to rise, washing away two 1-irge lient» in
the trestle. No regular mail or passenger
train will leave here to-day.
Stabbing AMruy.
New York, May 14.— Aliout 8::i0 to
night an altercation occurred lietween
Lury U'Brieu, a well known broker aud
politician, aud Geo. Trueman, a sporting
character, lielonging to Chiiaigo. The
former was probably fatally stabbed, and
the latter was shot twice. Tbe aflray was
the outcome of a ipiarrel. To-night O'Brien
met Trueman on the corner of Broadway
and 27th street and accused him of at
tempted blackmail. Tbe remark enraged
Trueman, who gave utterance to some
strong language. His remarks so exasper
ated O'Brien that he lifted his cane and
struck the other man a heavy blow on tbe
head. Wit! out warning. Trueman drew a
murderous coking tiowie knife and plung
ed it into nis opponent's alslomen. infla t
ing a ga*h eight inches long. A policeman
immediately arrested Trueman, and while
in the custody of the officer a pistol shot
was heard aud a bullet from O'Brien s re
volver lodged in the prisoner's liack. He
broke away from the officer ami a second
bullet from the same source lodged in
Trueman's left shoulder. Both of the men
were taken to the 29*.h precint poli«*e sta
tion, aud then«-e removed to the New York
Hospital. The excitement in the locality
was intense. The cause of the «|usrrel is
said to lie an attempt on the part of True
man to blackmail a Wifll street friend of
O'Brien's. The friend is supposeil to lie
Mr. Kelly, of the firm of Kelly & Bliss.
The lstokmakers charge that a felonious
assault was made against both men at the
station bouse. The knife used has a blade
a foot long, and an inch and a «juarter
w ide. O'Brien declined to take an aesthetic
whi|e his wound was being sewed up. ami
K—«. ------ i—i i_ —
lioth men • <1 in recriminations
while their while their wounds were bemg
dressed in the same ward in the hospital.
To-niglit lsith men were resting quietly,
but the result of the injuries is likely to
lie fatal iu each case.
A Cyclone.
Kansas City, Mo, May 17.— A spenal
from Kirwin. Kansas.says: A cyclone pass
ed through Kooke county on the 15th inst, ;
aliout 4 o'clock p. m. Starting near the •
line lietween Osborne and Kooke counties,
at the south east corner of Medicine town
ship. and lollowing a w«»terly course deal
ing death anti destruction thougbont th«*
pathway of its entire course Nearly fifty
persous were injured ami kille«!. Hail
stones fell measuring four inches in «liatn
eter. The damage in Kooke county will
probably reach $5H,0MU.
Severe Storm.
Kansas City, Mo.. May 17.—A special
to the Timt» states that ten tents at Couch's
camp near Caldwell. Ks.. were blown down
during the wind storm Friilay night and a
uumlier of persons injured, though none
dangerously. Considerable ot their prop
erty was destroyed. Reports w«-re de
layed by the prostration of the telegraph
wires.
A special Irom Indepemlenre says : One
of the most severe ram storms that has
ever vi»it«sl southern Kansas «K*eiirre«l last
Friday, flooding Elk and V erdig raws rivers
ami drowning a great numlier of cattle.
Six jiersons were drowned on Card creek,
seven mil«» west of this place, among
them Mrs. Kia ami Mrs. Wood aud two
children. There are no telegraph lonuec
tions w«*st. Un the line of the Southern
Kansas route great damage was done to
the railroad am! l«ridg**s.
Water Spout.
OV! Mi \, May 17.—A w ater spout descend
ed upon a ravine near Kearney, Neb , in
daylight washing a family of emigrants by
the name of Scott Irom their wagon ami
drowning two children.
Fire and Loss ol Life.
Ow.VToNNA. Minn., May 15.—Henry
Lewiston's bouse «-aught fire last uight.
The family, niosistirg of himself, wife,
seven chiblreo, aud hire«l man, were sleep
ing at the tiim* in the second story. Lewis
ton and his wife were aw-akeued by the
glare of the lire ami rushed down stairs,
the woman carrying the youngest child in
her arms, amitner «-hit«! aged 10 ami the
hire«* man lollowing. When Lewiston
opened ihe door the flames burst in, nearly
overpowering him. ami burnt ott his liair
and beard The hired man broke out a
window, through which they escapeil. but
not liefore Mrs. Lewiston was severely
burned. L-wiston made frantic «Horts to
reach a little «laughter anil four sons, who
were still asleep up stairs, but di«l mit suc
ceed, and all five perished in the flames.
Forest Fires.
Detroit, Mich.. May 17.—A special from
Last Saginaw- says that the forest tires to
the west ami mirth are still raging with
unbated fury and much destinction ol
pr«i|ierty is feared.
Siieetals Irons several points along the
line ot the Flint, Bere anil Mar<j nette rail
road to-day, say that the tire iu many
places .«long the line has reached the vicin
ity of the «lenots and wharfs.
At North Bradley this afternoon M«irri
son's shingle mill ami a dwelling house
were destroyed. The North Bradley bridge
«-aught tire twice but the flames were ex
tinguished.
on the Brainard branch railroad a large
tract «if timber has lieen destroyed aud the
fire is still sweeping onward. Unless rain
falls sooa great damage w ill be « aused.
Welcome Kam*.
BoRTLANIi, Ure . May 17.—Tb«- generous
and steady rains which fell throughout
Oregon ami Washington early last week,
followed by cloudy and moderately warm
weather, have assured, a* lar as past w eatber
«au, an extraorilmary large wheat crop.
Winter wheat never looked lietter. but up
to ten «lays ago some fears were expressed
concerning spring grain. It is a settle«l
judgment now that every field of spring
sown grain will mature. Conservative
estimates put the surplus for export for
Western Oregon at six million bushels, ami
of
1
the "Inland empire," comprising the
giain fields of Eastern • iregon ami Wash
ington, at six ami one-half million bushels,
total twelve and one-half millions. This
is an increase of 3D per cent, over la't year,
and is based on the tact that the acreage is
aliout 19 per cent, greater, aud the comti
tion far lietter than the corresponding date
of last year. The harvest will lie about
two weeks earlier than usual this year.
lurm Wage*.
Washington, May 14.— The monthly
statistical publication of the Agricultural
I>«*partment for May, which will be issued
within two or three days, will contain a
comprehensive statement of wages pani
farm laliorers in all parts of the country
liased ujsiu what Mr. Dodge, the statistician,
lielicves to lie entirely trustworthy data:
Eastern States, 25.3 d ; Middle States, £(.19;
Southern Statt»», 14 »27: Western States,
»22.26; California. 3*.75. The amount of
lalnir seeking employment in agriculture
at the present time is unusually large, yet
there are many localities in almost every
section of the country in which there is
more or less complaint of a scarcity.
The report closes with the practical sug
gestion that in manufacturing towns and
cities offices lie opened, either by local
unions or beuev oient assia-iatuius, through
which communication may lie opened l>e
twoen unemployed city workmen i nd
tanners needing help, so that the reputable
and worthy city* laborer may have the
meat)* of making known his true character
instead of starting out on foot.
W inter 4% heat.
Chicago, May 13.— The McCormick
Reaper Company has received answers
from four hnndre«l of its 1,400 «-orrespond
ents in the winter wheat States. It esti
mates. if the ratio thus far is maintained,
that the full report will show a falling of)
of Id per cent in the condition of winter
wheat as compared with tbe estimate for
April, which put the crop at 65 per «ent
of a full yield, with a decrease of 2D per
«ent in the acreage sown.
Kansas Wheat Crop.
Topeka, May 1*.— The rejiorts re«»eive«l
here from 35 ««unties in Western Iowa, 46
counties in Eastern Nebraska. 56 counties
in Western Missouri and 6* counties in
Kansas, which is a solid territory of 4M»
miles north and s«iuth and :(dd miles east
and west, aud which embraces the larger
jiortion of the w heat lielt, comprising 2,UU5
miles in all, »how that the wheat prospect
in the counties of Iowa au«l Missouri is 66
jier cent, less than the crop of last year ; in
Nebraska, 60 jier cent, and in Kansas 5*
per cent. less. The delay in jilanting corn
is 12 days in Iowa aud Nebraska, ami 22 in
Kansas and Missouri. Aliout one-third of
the corn crop iu Kansas has lie«-» planted
aud half of it will have to lie replanted.
A noticeable fact is that corn i* selling in
this city at from 40 to 43 cents, w bile at
several jxiints in this State it sells for uji
ward* of 50 cents. The farmers of this
State look for au indifferent corn croji, and,
as a conseijuence, are holding old corn. It
is safe to say that uo more old «»oru will lie
sent from the State this year.
i Wm. 8in*.s, Secretary ol' the State B«»ard
of Agriculture, reports that the jireseut
year at this time present the worst wheat
prospect known in tèn years, not only in
this State, but as far as his correspondence
reaches.
Gen. Grant's Condition.
New York, May 14.—Gen. Grant was a
little easier this evening. Ere«l Grant ami
Dr. Douglass state that he is really a very
sick man.
New York. May 1L—Yesterday was
acknowledge to lie a bad day for General
Grant. He coffered with his throat, and
could only speak with difficulty. The
afternoon brought him m* relief, even
though it brought Dr. Ikiuglass, and it
was uot until early this morning that be
fell into a alum her, superinduced by au
extra quantity of morphiue. This morn
ing he awoke feeling a little easier, but uot
at all improved m his general condition.
Dr. liouglas' statements imply that tbe
(•encrai is not improving in the same ratio
as hitherto. Tbe weather has a very de
pressing influem-e.
New York, May 15.—shortly after 11
o'clock last night Gen. Grant was asleep
Dr. Douglass remained all night, and when
he left the house this morning saitl that
the General had a good, average night's
rest. Wheu the l)<a-tor left the j»atlent
was still sleepiug. He aroused half an
hour later aud was dressed. The Geneial
suffered little or no pain during tbe uight,
and tbe swelling at the jaw luul subsided
much.
New York. May 17.—Doctors Shrady.
Douglas and Samis held tbe usual Sunday
consul tat ion on tien. Grant's «-onditiou t«i
«lay. Shrady afterward made the follow
ing report : "We tonnd the General's local
condition neither l»etter uor worse ; in fact
there has bceu no « hange during tbe last
three days. '
New York, May 1*.— Gen. tirant last
night reste«! well aud gained his usual
amount of sleep. He did not experience
any great pain last night nor has he to-day.
He aroused lietw«*en * and 9 o«-lo«-k to-«lay
and was feeling comparatively bright aud
strong.
New York, May 1®.—Gen. Grant dul
not sutler much pain last evening mu
uight, and alter the usual numlier of
hours sleep he awoke this morning with
little or no pain. The doctor remained
during the night, ami when be left this
morning he said be Drought the (»eueral.
in common with many others, had con
tracted a lud cold. This did uot add any
other difficulty than hoarseness, however,
which was not distressing, though irotice
,«M«
New York, May 13.—Gen. Grant made
a grand rally to-«lay after his drive ami
»aid he felt lietter than he bad in a week.
The boaraenem* was a little lietter an«l the
pain was somewhat mitigat«*d.
Gen. Sheridan's Condition.
Lis Angeles, May 13.— Gen. Sheridan s
injuries from the ujisettmg ot his carriage
Monday are prov ing more severe tliau was
at first supposed. 4!e lias lieeu obliged to
rest «luring the «lay. Nothing dangerous,
however, is anticipated.
San Fran« is« <i, May 15.—A Los Au
ge les dispatch from Santa Monica to-night
indicates that Gen. Sheridan's condition
has not improved. It is the General s ro
<>u to reach here ro-nrorrow and il
possible to start at once lor the Last.^
Los ANGELES, May 15.—General Sheri
dan came up in a private ear from Santa
Monica, and left on the mx>n train for the
East. Both the General ami wife are still
con-iilerably bruised, but are able to move
aliout witlrout difficulty.
» Iineral ot Hon. Perrv Payac.
Cleveland, May 13.—Hon. Nathan
Berry Bayne, son of Senator Henry B.
Bayne, was buried at Lakeview cemetery
t«i-day. Secretary of the Navy W hitney
and Mrs. Whitney were among the mourn
ers. Mrs. Whitney was a sister of ihe de
eeased.
♦ -♦
Hititnry Aflairs.
Philadelphia, May 15.—A call has
been issued tor a reunion and encampment
of the representative»of tbe organizations
of soldiers of the United States to take
place at Fairmount Bark, Philadelphia,
from June 28 to July 26. It is proposed
that citizen soldiers from the several States
aud the United States regulars to aggiegate
a maximum limit of lOJNiu men of all arms
«hall go into «-amp aud lie under the com
mand of the regular army officer with a
well selected stall. It is also proposed to
«•elebrate tbe Fourth of July extensively,
and the President, Cabinet and presiding
officers of Cougress are expected to attend.
Bureau ol Labor A|ijiointiiu nt*.
W A »II IN«. T«i.\, May 15.—Secretary La
mar has appointe«! the billowing named
jiersons as special agents of the Bureau of
I-ilior: Chas. B. Judd, of Colorado : Jonas
Libby, New York ; Edwin L. K. Gould.
Maryland: Henry Wilson, New Jersey;
Wm. H. Stinson, New Hampshire; James
Kted, Massachusetts : Arthur H. Woodford,
Connecticut; J. H. Graves. Delaware: H.
S. Johnson. Gregor Ford. Pennsylvania ;
Charles T. Gilliam. W. Maudy, Ohio; Kin
gold W. Browning, Maryland; Win. C.
Treu hoi m. H. Newman. Missouri; Henry
Jon«», Georgia, and 8. O. War«!. New
York. It is learned that in making th«*se
appointments the Secretary acted without
regard to j>arty affiliations, and they were
selected without any theories they might
entertain ujron the economic question.
The districts to which these appointees
are to lie assigned have not yet lieen fully
determined.
History «»I the Dynamite Plot*.
London. May 1*.—The Brew Association
has issued a two column statement by an
American giving full details of the dyua
mite plots. Burton, it is stated was one of
the centres of the society called the "Kobt.
Lrnmetl Association, or Sons of Freedom."
Eeach centre directed a party of plotters,
who were unknown to each other; there
fore the jiarty of men might be working
in the same plot and at the same place un*
known to each other. Tbe chief of the
society wa< not O' Donovan Kossajmta man
residing in Philadelphia. Burton, alias
James Eeeny, was a liosom friend of Kussa.
While in Baltimore, Burton was a constant
visitor at the house of a handsome <juad
roon woman nanrod May Smith. Other
jiarties were offended and complained at
this connectron, which resulted iu the call
of Burton to New York. A fortnight later
the woman was found dead, having lieen
shot in a mysterious manner. In 1**0
Burton quarrelled with Koma aud they
have sin«»e lieen bitter enemies. Burton
found«'«! the Society of Avengers. It is
believed that Burton's motive throughout
was not patriotic but pecuniary. The
statement gives the method by which the
exjdosives were brought to England. The
((rover »treet explosion was done by an
older brother of Cunningham, resembling
the latter, who es«»ajic«l to America * im
mediately after the explosion. Burton «li
recteil all the exjdosrons except that at
the Lindon Bridgo. He detailed Cunning
ham ami another man to blow up the
Tower. Cunningham only watched while
the other man placed the explosive. The
accomplice escaped liefore the fuse was
consumed. Three men effected the West
minster explosions; two of whom, in
female attire, carried the explosives in
their hoojiskirts. All three escaped
*♦»
Wholesale Poisoning.
Atlanta, («a, May 14.—Aliout 100 per
sons were-to-day JKiisoned at a picnic at
Tallulah Falls through a chemical change
made in the ice « ream freezers. All are re
covering.
Prof. Odium'* Fatal Leap Irom the
Hroohli n Hndge.
New Y«iRK. May 19.—This afternoon a
cab left the New York eutrame to the
Bnoklyn bridge and was driven to the
middle of tbe great span. Here tbe driver
juilled up and two meu got out ami L-gan
to climb the railiug. Before they had
reached the top of the bridge a jiolicemau
came towards them, brandishing his club.
Divesting himself ol blue tlauuei, in w hich
be was dressed. Prof. Odium, « lad in a red
shirt and trunks, jumped from tbe carriage
and sprang lightly to the railing. He
quickly reached the top and poising him
self for a moment he stood cre«»t and glanced
horridly at the surface ol the East river,
far lielow him. The people on the bridge
sent up a «-ry of horror when they saw the
Professor prepare to jiluuge oil the bridge
into the river 135 feet beueath him. The
policeman, whose altentiuu had now lieeu
directed from Boy tan, lushed towanls tb«
Professor. Before he had gone a ilozen
feet, Brof. Odium, without a moment's
hesitation, had leap«»«! out Iron» the railing
into the air. He he'd one baud above his
head as a rudder to guide him iu his de
scent. Tbe river below at the moment w a*
clear of shipping. A tug and two sclroouer»
floated lazily in the stream several hun
dred yards below tbe briilge. The tug was
filled'with club men and reporters, and
Boy ton stood near the jirow anxiously
watching the bridge. The moment Prof.
Odium's Isidy was seen to leave the railing,
Hardy E. Ih'xey the ni-Uir, started a stop
watch which he held in liis baud, in «iriler
to time the descent. For nearly one hun
dred leet the Professor «-am® down all right.
l«-et foremost. He shot downward with
the sjieisl ol a mettror, his re«l suit making
him easily diacerahle for a long distance.
When within thirty feet of th»- water his
Issly liegan to turn, and, as if realizing his
danger. Brof. Odium brought down his
band with warlike motion to aid him in
recovering his Iwlauce. The movement
wa*. however, niatle too late. His tiody
had now mined so far that it was imjwssi
ble to change his course. A hall second
later, with a mighty splash that threw up
water on all sid«*s as if torn with a shell.
Prof. (Mlam struck the water «m one aide
and sack out of sight. The tug hurridly
pushed itself forward to the plaie where
the Irody fell, and Uapt. Boytoo, after see
ing that life preserver* had been thrown
into the water, sprang over the sole ot the
Liât and waited for the body to («me to
the surface. As soon as he saw ihe white
the
face of the Professor rising from the water
and u moment later he was by his side,
and seizing a life preserver near by he
placed it beueath the MMy of the insensi
ble Professor. Blood, mingled w ith froth,
came lr«uu the mouth ot the «taring man.
A row isiat »«mil «»aine to tbe rescue and
Bref. Odium was taken from the w ater. A
•ew moments later he was transferred to
the tug and restnrative» were administered.
After considerable robbing tbe eyes ot the
Professor opeued. "IN hat kiu«l «»t a jump
did I make?" be whispered. "First class,
my 1 h»v," resjsiuded Boylou, "you II lie all
right in a little while"; but he was inscti
s:b ; e again before the word* had liasrdly
left hi» lips.
The tug Hte.mn-d hastily to her slip, and
just a* ihe |»i«r waa reached a shlulder
pawed <|irough the frame of the Professor,
and men after breathing heavily once or
twice his heart stojiped lieatiug aud he wa>
pronounced dead. Ihe Issly was taken
ashore aud conveyed to the undertaken«.
Pro lessor Kobt. E. Odium was lörmer.y
Brofeanor of tbe sw imming hath at Wash
iugloB, but latterly lia» lieeu clerk iu the
Willard Hotel. It has beeu bis ambition
to jump from the Brooklyn bridge. He
made an attempt ouce L-iore ihe bridge
was «-oiupleled. hut was prevented irom
carrying out his scheme by the pul me. He
was three aud one-half seism«!* iu the an
lielote striking ihe water He wir» uu
tuarried, 33 years of age, aud a man of
good ha lift*.
The t'oudemned DviiainiD r*.
LiN DON, May 18.—The trial of Cuuniug
bam and Burton, at Old Bailey, was
brought to a conclusion to-day. The court
room was crowded with people to hear the
Judge's chorge and see the termination of
the case. There were many ladi«» in the
room. The prinooet* wore an anxious look
and followed Judge Hawkins charge w ith
intense interest. The drift of the charge
was clearly against the prisoners. The
Judge began by explaining the nature of
the charge ugaiust ihe prisoners and e\
[Kiiinded the law «>n the subject. He then
analyzed the evidence, calling the jury''
attention to tbe fact that Burton* slat «*
meut was not made umler oath, ami there
fore was entitled to very little credent*. If
there was any truth in the statement. sai«l
the Juilge, it was astounding that no tvit
n«>s was called to sujijsirt it. The Judge
drew attention als*» to the fact that U'unu
ingham and Burton had frequently lieen
seeu together, and dwelt ujhhi their <-on
nectiou with the trunk; what they bad
told their ladies concerning it. atul the
very unsatisfactory informal ion Burton
had since given of hi* relation thereto. The
jury then retired. They remained out uot
longer than fifteen minutes, and returned
with a verdict of guilty against loth
pnsouers. The court at oti«*e sentenced
loth men t«i jienal servitude for life. The
announcement of this seuten«»e was re
ceived by the spectators with ajipluuse
which the <«urt supjiressed
Justice Hawkins, in charging the jury,
said the jinsouers had lieeu ably defeuded
aud that their trial had Im»cu fairly cou
ducted. The liag and «out found at the
Charring railway station had lieeu identi
fied lieyoml a questiou as the property of
Burton. Burton's statement, in which he
adm i tied buying two hags at Southamp
ton. waa inconsistent with the statement
of the defense. # which denied that Burtou
had lieen at Southampton at the time or
bad tought the hags. Burton's exjilanation
of how he had «orne into jiosseMsion of
Cunningham's trunk was unsatisfactory.
It wa» a remarkable circumstance that the
prisoners had lioth been informed by their
respective landladies, one that a frieud'.wa*
coming for his trunk, and the otherthat he
expected to have his trunk. The streugth
of tbe case against Cunningham wa* Ids
presence in the tavern at the time ol the
explosion, <oupled with the discovery of
dynamite in his trunk.
In sentencing the prisoners, the Justice
said that they had lieen convicted of a
crime as lia«l. wicked and cruel a* had ever
entered the heart of man. It «ould not lie
too well known that neither tbe (jue«n or
her a«l\ iser* could lie intimidated hv any
such means. The humanity of those
charge«! with the prmecutioti alone j>re
vented them Irom lieing indicted lor a high
«•rime for whi< h their lives wouhl have
been forfeited.
Soldier* Drowned.
Portland, Oregon, May 19.—A special
from SjKikauc Falls, Washington Territory,
to the Oregonian says: An accident caus
ing the death of three meu occurred at
Spokane Falls yesterday. Twelve men of
Capt. O'Briens company, 2d Cavalry, and
eight of Cajit. Miles' were crossing ou
the cable ferry while a heavy w ind was
blowing, and when the Isiat reached the
middle of the stream the cable part«»«!.
The boat was carried down stream aud
went to pieces on the rocks half a mile
lielow . J. M. Ramlio, Co. C, 2d Infantry,
Wm. St. Clair, blacksmith, and Patrick
Boyle, jiacker, were drowned. The re
mainder were recovered.

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