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OVER ONE HUNDRED PEO PLE BURNED TO DEATH. Scores of the Highest Aristocracy Fer Ish Fire Breaks Out In a Crowded Charity naxar One ot the Mont A p palllng o( Disasters of F.urope. Pahis, May 5. Fire and a resulting panic in a crowded uliuritable bazaar in the, Rue Jean (ioujon at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon caused no fewer than 100 deaths and the more or less serious injury of 200 persons. Many leaders of Parisian society aro num bered among' the dead or wounded. Most of tho victims aro women. The building in which the lire broke out was a temporary structure of wood. The flames were first discov ered above tho stall presided over by the Duchess d'Uzes, and while tho place was densely crowded. The ba r.ar is an annual function, presided over by Parisian society women. A terriblo panic and crush followed the alarm of fire. There was a wild rush for the exits and the weaker per sons were borne down and trampled upon. The inflamable nature of tha build ing' and contents caused the flames to spread with great rapidity, and in a very short time the bazar was a mass of ilames. Before the firemen could arrive, tho roof of the bazar crushed in, burying numbers of those who had been una ble to make their egress from tho building. Paiiis, May f A somber feeling pervades every class of society. Tho newspapers without exception describe the disaster at tho (irand Bazar do Charite in tho sober and simple terms befitting so appalling an event. The catastropiio will always be remem bered as one of the most fearful that over befell a European city. Nothing comparable in loss of life has ever oc curred here, except the fire which de stroyed the Opera Comique in 1887. That disaster happened in the same month of the year, and eighty persons were burned to death, while forty-five were officially registered as missing. It is now estimated that there were about 1,300 persons in the building when the fire was discovered, about half of whom escaped unhurt. Some estimates place tho number of dead at i n, others at a still higher figure. The amount of administrative negli gence surrounding the catastropiio is almost inconceivable. The structure was so combustible that many of tho victims must have been burned alive, without suffocation. No sort of in spection beems to have been made in advance by the municipal or police au thorities or by the perfect of police. M. Lepine, the prefect of police, who is severely censured for lack of proper supervision of the preparatory ar rangements, says, in excuse, that the patrons and patronesses of the bazar were reactionists and he feared that if he meddled with their programme they would say be was trying to sup press a Roman Catholic enterprise. M. Faure has received telegrams of condolence from Ijueen Victoria, the Emperor Nicholas, the Emperor Will iam, King Humbert and other sover eigns, all couched in terms of the deepest sympathy. The police announce that 111 bodies have been recovered. Of these, 91 have been positively identified, The number of corpses by no means repre sents the number of persons who lost their lives, as it is certain that many were burned to ashes. Among tho dead who have been identified are the following: Comtesse D'Hora, the Duchess d'Aleneon, sister of the empress of Austria; the Baronne Elizabeth St. Martin, tho Vicomtess Marie Bonnevnl, Sister Guinoux, the superior of the sisters at the Convent of St. Vincent de Paul at Rainey; tho Comtesse St Pierre, the Baronne St. Didier, Mme. Florez, wife of tho Span ish consul; the Comtesse Miramel, the Comtesse Broderville, Sister Leoni (iuillame. the Comtesse Iiolstein, the Marquise de Maison, Mme. Hockier, wife of the well known Russian bank er; (ieneral Meunier, the Duchess de St. Didier, tho Baron Caruel de St. Martin, the Baron de Laumont, the ISarou de Mackou, the Comtesse de Mun. Comtesse do Serrurier, the Com tesse do C.uffulhe, Comtesse de la Blet terc, Comtesso de Vallin, Comtesse de Subersac, Comtesse Caruyon-LaTour, Vicomtcsse deMalseiux, Mme. Moreau. her son and four daughters, Sister trillions. Sister Virginio Thomazeau, the mother superior of the Sisters of St Andre, Sister Julie Garivet, Father Marbeau. Raron DcShonlay. the Comte DeBonual, Vicomte De St. Pierrcr, the Vicomte DeChevigny, Mme. Zurrire, the wife of one of tho most prominent generals in the French army; Mme. Wirned. the wife of (ieneral VVirned; Mme. Chevals, the wife of (Ieneral Chevals. Thero are nineteen bodies still un identified, among which must be those of the Comtesse DeLupe and Mme. Ni tot's second daughter, both of whom are missing. Mrs. Porges was the only American victim. She was a Miss Weisweiller. Her daughter accompanied her to the bazaar and escaped uninjured. The Porges family reside in Vienna. Bribery la IlllnoU Now. SmiSG field. 111., May A. L. Hamilton, publisher of the West Chi cago Journal and clerk of the House committee on live stock and dairying, ' stated to-day that he had been mis-a-i pnnvnantsiirM Vtanni:in by a lobbyist for the Humphrey bills and onereu b;,imu io vuh . Kara r. Vassar Arrested. sv VrtAxriw'o. Mar . Rufus P. Vassar.grandson or the founder of Vassar colligo at Poughkecpde. N. Y.. is under umuit hare, charged with mbezzlcm.--.iV IOWAN THE VICTOR. WIni the Interstate Normal Oratorical Content Missouri Second. Emi'okia, Kan., May 8. The soeond annual meeting and oratorical contest of tho Interstate League of State Nor mal Schools was held hero yesterday. The states comprising the league are Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin. Each state was represented by the orators who participated in the contest, delegates and a large number of rooters. Iowa's representative, Percy Hunt, won first place; Missouri's representa tive second; Illinois, third; Wisconsin, fourth; Kansas, fifth. Tho decision caused a great de:;l of comment, as the Kansas man was a general favorite. Tho orators in the contest were F. M. Malum, Kansas, "The Waterloo of Youth;" Chester M. Echols, Normal, Illinois, "The Destiny of Religion;" Percy Hunt, Cedar Fails, la., "Sa-tnuel Adams;" W. II. Kelly, White Water, Wis., "Ilismarck and German Unity;" Hyron H. Crawford, Warrensburg, Mo., "Product of a Political Democ racy." WHOLESALE MASSACRE. It Is Alleged that the Turk Are Mur dering the People of Kplrus. London, May 8. A dispatch to the Daily Chronicle from Athens says: "Colonel Manos wires from Arta that the Turks have begun a whole sale massacre of the inhabitants in the Interior of Epirus. Almost all the in habitants of the village of Kanvarina have been murdered. A few only es caped to the mountains. From other parts women are arriving at Arta in the most miserable condition, begging protection for their husbands and chil dren, who are being murdered by the enraged Turkish troops. Many of these poor creatures have gone mad. Many aro unable to articulate a single word, others relate unspeakable atrocities. " TURNERS IN THE FIELD. German-Olympian Gome Knterlaln 33,- 000 1'eople In St. Louis. St. Loris. Mav 8. The disciples of .Talin turned out in full force yester day at the fair crounds, where tho twenty-seventh national turnfest is being held. A crowd of people num bering not less than 35,000 turned out to see the contest. rl'ln fnronnon was taken UD with class competitions of the "actives," who made a nue appearance in tneir tri-nv uniforms. llnrintr these contests r - J r, there were fully 3,000 Turners on tho field at one time. Their work in han dling the steel wands and putting the Ki-pound shot was a revelation to novices. A Missouri Woman Killed ly a Kurglar. Stk. Gknkvievk, Mo., Mays Miss Tlni.,.inf Itnillnt nml liftr aunt. Miss Constance Mangin, were the sole oc cupants of their home. About mid night Wednesday Miss Boillet heard a burirlar downstairs, and taking a re volver she started down. It is sup posed that she fired one shot at the burglar, who rushed upon her and taKing me revolver biiul uur iuiuuh" the heart. Her aunt, who slept upon the lower floor, found her body in the hall. A Missouri Pioneer Uone. Nevada, Mo., May 8. ---James Bryan, aged 111, died to-day. He was born in St Charles county when it belonged to the Spanish government. He was a nephew of Daniel Boone and carried the American flag in front of tho pro cession when Boone's body was buried in Warren county, Missouri. lie fouerht in tho Seminole army, and voted in every national, state and county election during the past seventy years.' lie built the first court house in Vernon county. Nebraska Dank Falls. Lincoln, Neb., May 8. The Ex change bank of Atkinson, State Treas urer Hartley's bank, was taken in charge by State Bank Examiner Coad. The bank had a capital of 83O.O0J. Its last statement shows assets amounting to SI 17.307. The bank was rot a state depository, only as Hartley saw tit to utilize it as such. J no onic.-ri oi mo bank were J. S. Hartley, president; II. S. Hartley, vice president; J. E. Allison, cashier. A Hoy of Hare llravery. HoiT.ino.v. Mich.. May 8. Witli a box containinir 200 pounds of dynamite on fire ten feet away from him, John Thomas, the boy who runs the com pressed air hoisting engine in the Tamarack mine, stuck to his post and saved the lives of men at work in the mi'in liv liia bravprv. Tell seconds after he had hoisted the men to the level the dynamite exploded, destroy ing the engine and doing other dam age. Apple Crop Menaced. Kmporia. Kan.. Mav 8. Farmers In this vicinity report that the worm which destroyed the apple crop last season has returned again this year in .Tranter numbers than ever. Many or chards are already denuded of their fol iage, which will destroy ine iruit. The worm is a species ot caterpillar inrl forms irreat clu in os on the trees. requiring but a day or two to strip a tree of its leaves. Forest Fires In Kentucky. Fikeviixe. Ky., May8. Forest fires have broken out afresh in the mount ains of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia and are sweeping over a wide stretch of country. ' Democratic Orators for Missouri. Macon, Ma, May a Congressmen L'lark. Illand, Dockery and renton. sx-Governor Stone, David A. Hall of Pike and Edgar M. Richmond of Ma con have agreed to canvass the First district for the Democrats. Efforts ire still In progress to secure Black burn and Altgeld. Iowa Wants Sunday flames. Df.s Moines, Iowa., May 8. Both souses of the legislature defeated the inti-Sunday base ball bill this morn ing and the Western association is safe tor another y.er. GREEKS HAD ENOUGH THEWARLIKE FEELING HAS VANISHED. Peace Would lie Welcomed Ministry Hold to favor a Continuation of the War. While the Kins' Would Avoid Further llloodshed. London, May 8. The Athens corre spondent of the Times says: "The news of tho retreat from Pliar salos was at first received with con sternation, but the public has already accepted the situation, and now re gards the retreat to Domokos as a strategic movement dictated by pru dence. It is generally felt that (Ien eral Sinolenski's defense of Vclestino has vindicated the reputation of tho Greek army and wiped out the disgrace of Mati and Larissa. The national honor is untarnished. "Hut while ail tills is so. the old bellicose enthusiasm of the Athenians has vanished completely. On all sides the desire for peaco is expressed, and should the government invoke tho in tervention of the powers it would probably bo supported by public opin ion. The anti-royal feeling is visibly diminishing. Tho demonstrations due to a change of Cabinet and to the flight from Larissa, which were somewhat superficial, have not been repeated. Tho gallantry of the princes at Pliar Kiilos has also had a good effect." A dispatch to tho Daily Chronicle from Patras says that the Greeks have now withdrawn from Epirus, tho last having crossed the bridge into' Arta on Monday. Arta is beiug put in a state of defense, and the Turks are awaiting tho arrival of artillery before assaulting it. Tho news from the seat of war is still somewhat confusing as to the ex act position of the Greeks; but it ap pears that General Sinolenski's army at Almyros is not in a geographically strong position. The Turks have full control of the road leading from Thes saly to the valley of Spherchios and Lainia by the Mochluka pass, while no obstacle exists to prevent them from advancing by Turka pass and cutting off all communication with Domokos and Lamia. At no point during the retreat of the Greeks from Pharsalos bn Wednesday was there anything like a rout, al though the ranks were mowed down by Turkish shrapnell. Tho Turkish lines advanced quietly and irresist ibly, the gaps closing up instantly as if the men were not only indift'eront, but actually unconscious of tho fire. The Greek wounded who were found at Pharsalos said that the Greeks hardly made a pause after entering the town, the retreat beginning almost immediately. They left behind them great quantities of army biscuits, f',800 shells, a large store of musketry and ammunition, but they took their field guns. The retreat was not the result of a general plan, for the position could not have been carried without enormous loss. Therefore, their sud den retreat must have been due to tho fact that the troops could no longer be trusted to fight, even from the strong est position. Real soldiers would not have quitted the Greek positions on the hills without a terrible resistance. The Greek loss is estimated at 2.10. The streets of Pharsalos are now full of Turkish soldiers, chatting gaily and drinking eagerly at the wells. All tho adjoining villages are deserted, except by old men. who have taken refuge in the churches. Hkhun, May 8. Tho Lokal An zeiger says that tho King of Greece has formally asked the mediation of the Emperor of Russia, it asserts that the question of abdication turns on nnanciai considerations, n nen King George came to the crown it was agreed that, if deposed, he should have an allowance of .24,000 yearly, but only one-third of that amount if he should abdicate. The Athens correspondent of tho Daily News says: "It is persistently rumored that a cabinet crisis is impending. M. Ralli and his colleasrues advocate energetic preparations to continue the struggle, while the king desires to avoid further bloodshed." CoNsrANriNopi.K, May 8. Orders have been telegraphed to Ed hem Pasha to push on to Dokonios imme diately. Fish Trust Projected. Chicago, May 8. A scheme is on foot to control the fishing interests of the Great lakes through the formation of a company controlled by English capital. The concern most actively interested in Chicago is the A. 1 tooth Packing company, and concerning the project Mr. Booth is extremely reti cent. The object is to corner all the fishing interests, the new concern be ing in a position to make contracts with fishermen at prices set by the proposed trust, and also to control the price to consumers. Wrecked a Train to Get Work. Ciikvf.nne, Wj'o., May 8. Several Union Pacific brakemen attempted to wreck the incoming Cheyenne & Northern passenger train by misplac ing a switch in the yards here. No damage was done. One of them has confessed that the switch was turned with the expectation that Cheyenne & Northern employes would be blamed for it, and discharged, and extra Un ion Pacific men would be given work in their places. "Alphabet" Taylor Resigns. Washington, May 8. Charles IL J. Taylor, the Kansas City, Kan., poli tioUin, who has been recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia since 1894, has resigned. He was requested to do to by the President. His successor will be named very soon. Itwill prob tbly be ex-Representative Cheatham of North Carolina. Iowa's Official Flower. Dks Moines, Iowa, May 8. Hoth houses of the legislature to-day passed resolution making the wild rose the I aflieial flower of. the state. NEWS IN BRIEF. German legislators advocate retalia tion in case o the passage of tho Ding ley tariff bill. Tho Typographical union is taking steps to secure a 0-hour work day all around. Dr. Joseph S. Goodniansou of Pen der, Neb., gets a life sentence for poisoning his wife. Cincinnati has two mayors, Caldwell refusing to turn over tho office to Gus Tafel before July 7, and the' latter claiming pcs&cssion at once. Jerry Simpson attacked Speaker Reed again for not appointing the Jlouso committees. Tho speaker ap pealed to the House and was sustained by a decisive vote, tho Haileyites vot ing with the Republicans. Engineer Henry II. Roberts was in stantly killed and Fireman Charles Pardoner, both of Slater, Mo., so bad ly injured that he died shortly after ward, by the explosion of the boiler of a Chicago & Alton locomotive at Kansas City. Silver leaders in Washington believe that Hryan expects to bo the nominee in 1000. President McKinley will hold up the consular appointments until the tariff bill has been passed. The President has nominated Gen eral Renjamin M. Prentiss to bo post master at Hethany, Mo. The Joseph Cahn Clothing company of Kansas City is insolvent. Belgium has officially established the 1 to 24 o'clock principle. Alvin Ryley, near Hlues Point, Ark., killed his mother with a board. Zaek Davis was killed near Smith field, Ind. Ter., while resisting arrest for robbery. Tobo Lanahan was convicted at Jef ferson City, Mo., of the murder of Willie Gaines. Miss Mary L. Leggett of Topeka has been admitted to study divinity lit Harvard college. The Juniata river in Pennsylvania is out of its banks and doing great dam age to growing crops. Jim and Lewis Riley quarreled near Nowata, I. T., and Lewis killed hisold father for interfering. At Gallup, N. M., the Atlantic and Pacific railroad was sold at auction for Jpi.ooo.ooo. Receiver Walker of the Santa Fe bid it in for his company. Two persons were burned to death in a Detroit fire. During April the public debt de creased 71: 8.008. United States Senator Earle of South Carolina is seriously ill from kidney trouble. John Gibson, colored, was hanged at Greenville, Miss., after having been sentenced to death seven times. Secretary of the Navy Long, Post master General Gary and Public Prin ter Palmer recommended radical changes in tho civil service law. Ex-Congressman Tom L. Johnson of Cleveland is a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate from Ohio. John R. McLean of Cincinnati also wants it. Four wagon loads of dynamite ex ploded in the center of San Salvador, causing many deaths and wrecking two blocks of buildings. The Grand Duchess of Hesse, grand daughter of Ojieen Victoria, has left her husband, to whom she was mar ried in royal stato three years ago. The faculty of Central college, Fayette, Mo., object to ex-Senator Ingalls delivering the commencement address because ot the part he tooK in the Carson prize fight. He accepted the invitation before the prize fight. Tho Austrian ambassador to Ger many says that Austria, Germany, Russia and France will not allow En gland to annex the Transvaal or de stroy its independence. Miss Ilattie E. Baxter of Sedalia ad vertised for a husband in a matri monial paper eight months ago. Sun day she was married to David T. Bird of Spokane, W ash., a rich mine owner. He answered tho ad. Extraordinary pressure is being brought to bear on the President to pardon Sugar Trust Broker Chapman of New York, who is under sentence for refusing to testify before a Senate investigating committee President McKinley started by tele graph from Washington the machinery of the Tennessee Centennial exposi tion. Exercises at Naslnille included parade and speeches by Major J. W. Thomas and Governor Taylor. John W. Wall, late cashier of tho defunct Farmers' National bank of Portsmouth, Ohio, went to prison at Columbus voluntarily to serve out a five years' sentence for concealing overdrafts of the presidedt. Fayette Phone, 21, Will Gates, 35, and four Thomas brothers, Louis, 20, Hen, Hi, Jim, 14. and Aaron, 13, were hung by a mob at Sunnyside, Welter county. Texas, for killing Henry and Marie Daniels and a little 7-year-old girl, after assauKing the girls and burning their home. All parties are negroes. Will Williams, one of the gang, is believed to have been shot to death. Rev. Isaac S. Hopkins of Atlanta, Ga , is slated for minister to Greece. McKinley has refused to pardon Jo seph R. Dunlop, the Chicago pub lisher. Oshkosh Wis., is to have a factory to make binding twine from marsh grass. An engine and fourteen cars of a freight train went through a bridge near Warrcnton, O., and plunged into a creek. Engineer James Garsletter was scalded to death. Mrs. Harriet E. Beach, widow of Ed ward Beach of the Scientific American, has been crazed by spiritualism and is squandering her fortune on a medium she has married, one Henry R. Rogers. Mr. Olney 'Frisco Director. Washington, May s. The St Loais & San Francisco directors have elect ed as members of the board, Richard Olney. ex-Secretary of State, to suc ceed William T. Hart of Boston, and Henry K. McIIarg in place of General Horace Porter, ambassador to France. Going to Philadelphia. Washington, May 8. The arrange ments for the trip of the President and his cabinet to Philadelphia to attend the exercises in connection with the dedication of the Washington monu ment in Fairmount park, May 15, have bea completed. ARBITRATION BEATEN SENATE REFUSES TO RATI FY THE TREATY. Vended Four Votes Only Vest of the Kansas and Missouri Senators Voted for the Treaty England's Iteoeot Policy Responsible for the Defeat. Washington, May 0. The Senate yesterday by tho vote of 43 to 20, re fused to ratify the general arbitration treaty between the United States Bnd Great Britain negotiated by Secretary Olney and Sir Julian Pauneofote. Tho rules of tho Senate require a ma jority of two-thirds for tho ratification of treaties. Hence four more affirmative votes would have been required to secure a favorable result. The voto in detail was as follows: Yeas Allison, Bacon, Burrows, Caf fery, Clay, Cullom, Davis, Deboe, Fair banks, Faulkner, Foraker, Frye, Gal lingor, Gear, Gray, Hale, Iianna, Haw ley, Hoar, Lindsay, Lodge, McBride, McEnery, McMillin, Mitchell, Morrill, Nelson, Pasco, Perkins, Piatt, of Con necticut; Piatt of New York; Pritch ard, Proctor, Smith, Spooner, Thurs ton, Turpie, Vest, Walthall, Warren, Wellington, Wetmore, Wilson to tal, :t. Nays Baker, Bate, Butler, Carter, Cockrell. Daniel, Hansbrough, Harris, of Kansas; Harris, of Tennessee: Heit field: Jones, of Arkansas; Jones, of Nevada; Kyle, Martin, Mason, Mills, Morgan, Penrose, Pcttigrew, Pettus, Quay, Rawlins, Roach, Slump, Stewart, White total, 20. Senator Davis, chairman of the com mittee on foreign relations, declined to express an opinion for publication, out talked freely with his friends. To them he attributed the defeat to tho feeling of dissatisfaction at England's course in the struggle of the Greek to liberate the island of Crete from Otto man dominion and the Armenian mas sacres, and with tho "evident" de signs of Great Britain upon the Trans vaal. Among those who waited in the Sen ate corridors to receive the news was Mr. Michael Davitt, who appeared much pleased at the result. USE OF FORCE IS ADVISED. Topoka Talks of Taking the Law Into Its Own Hands. Toi'EK A, Kan., May 8. Two of the best known citizens of Kansas of on posite political beliefs ex-United States Senator William A. Peffer and General Attorney A. L. Williams of the Union Pacific last night advised the people of Topeka to take law into their own hands and destroy by force, if nccessay, the open saloons which have boldly opened up on the main street, after an absence of twelve years. This they advised at an indig nation meeting held at the largest auditorium in the city, Hamilton hall, to an audience of ."1,000 people. During the meeting "Nick" Cliilds, a negro jointest and politician, endeav ored to reply to one of the speakers. The" audience was in no mood to trifle with such a person, and he was thrown out bodily. Farewell to Bayard. London. May 8. The farewell ban quet given by the American Society in London to Mr. Bayard, former ambas sador of the United States, was at tended by 270 guests.. The company included Ambassador Hay, Mrs. Hay and all tho members of the American embassy; the lord bishop of London (Dr. Creigliton), Haron Russell of Kil lowen, the lord chief justice; Sir Fran cis and Lady Jen no, Sir Edwin Arnold, Sir Henry Thompson, Lady Randolph Churchill, Lady Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vivian and Miss Genevieve Ward, the actress. But there was a notable absence of the majority of the best known Americans residing in London. Jones Wants to Save the Buffalo. Washington, May 8. "Buffalo' Jones of Oklahoma has made the It terior department a proposition t corral the remnant of tho once mighty herd of American bison. Practically all of these animals left in a wild state are in the Yellowstone, national park, and Jones says they do not exceed thirty in number. Swallows a Lizard and Die. Hudson, N. Y., May 8. Fritz Christman, a farmer, (10 years of age, residing at Harlemville, Columbia county, swallowed a small lizard while drinking at a spring two years ago. All efforts to dislodge it proved futile. He died Monday last. It was found that in two years the lizard had grown to the length f ten inches. Deceived Him and Ho .Killed Her. Lkapvii.i.k. Col., May 8. A woman known ns Belle Walker was shot and instantly killed by her lover, who called himself George Ratliff, after a quarrel. The murderer then took his own life. A letter found on the per son of the dead man said he had sac rificed everything in the world for tho woman, and she deceived him. Seems to lie a Holy War. Panama, May S. The revolution in Ecuador, according to all advices received, seems to be in the nature of a holy war. ' Among the leaders of the rebels are many priests. Tho upris ing, which started in the provinces of Canar and Chimborazo, while not as serious as was thought at first, is still causing some apprehension. Will Accept the Reduction. Knoxvii.i.k, Tenn., May 8. A spec ial from Jelico says that the miners have about concluded that they will have to go to work under the reduc tion. All tho other districts where reductions were made have accepted and begun work. A Milwaukee Capitalist Falls D-ad. Mn wAi KEK. Wis.. May 8. Cl.irles Button, a capitalist and formeily a member of tho wholesale drug firm of Green t Button, fell dead while en u ring his carriage on Wisconsin street thii morning. NEWS BOILED DOWN. Monroe Salisbury, the turfman, has been declared insolvent. Tarrytown. N. J., has quad rupie the Gould heirs taxes. Governor Plngree of Michigan wants railroad taxes increased. Julian G. Hedrick, city treasurer of Sherman, Texas, killed himself. The Arkansas Senate has defeated Governor Jones' Railroud commission bill. George Harris lost his damage case against the Modern Woodmen at Du buque, Iowa, for injuries received dur ing initiation. Milwaukee and Chicago brewers pro pose to fight the increased tax on beer. Editorial staff of El Continent Ameri cano, City of Mexico, has been ar rested for insulting Spain. The Itasca Warehouse Co.'s building at Minneapolis, Minn., was destroyed by fire. Loss, $250,000. The Standard Oil trust lias just de clared a 3 per cent quarterly and a 7 per cent extra dividend. Judge Birdsell of Iowa holds that a railroad has the right to compel pas sengers to show tickets before enter ing trains. Harry Stout and Ernest King fought a ten round prize tight in tho Delaware state house. Members of the legis lsture who promoted it were repri manded. The Senate added to the sundry civil bill an amendment abrogating Cleve land's forest reserve proclamation. The House adopted a resolution pro viding for only Monday and Thursday sessions until otherwise ordered. Payment to Cherokee freedmen by Agent Dickson has been stopped. An army officer will disburse the rest of the money. Senator Bacon ot Georgia has intro duced a joint resolution declaring that the policy of the United States is in favor of the arbitration of interna tional differences. Dr. J. H. Hollander has been ap pointed secretary of the International Bimetallic Conference commission. He is professor of economics at the Johns Hopkins university. James N. Tyner of Indiana has been appointed assistant attorney general for the postoffiee department. Colonel Hopkins, manager of Dan Creedon, lu deposited a forfeit of $1,001 U bit. 1 a mr tch with Kid Mc Coy. Ecuador has a resolution now. Governor Black has signed the Greater New York charter. Indian troops are not a success and the company at Fort Sill is to be aban doned. Ona Melton and other Competitor prisoners are to be tried at ence at Havana. There is more talk of Justice Field of the United States supreme court re signing. Albridge Gerry Spaulding, "father of tho greenback," is dead at Buffalo, N. Y., aged 8.S. Mayor Strong of New York is dis tributing 1,000 bricks from Grant's old tomb to G. A. R. posts. Chicago building strike is spreading to St Louis, Columbus, O. , Syracuse, N. Y., and Worcester, Mass. A. G. Fontani, who ran an Italian savings bank in Jew tork, n as ab sconded with all available assets. Jacob S. Johnson, a colored preacher. was hanged at Somerville, N. J., for the murder of Annie Beekman. James Monroe Haskell, grandson of President Monroe attempted suicide in New York by inhaling gas. Hawaiians in Washington are kick ing at the Senate tariff bill for abro gating the reciprocity treaty with Hawaii. During the month of April there were .1:1(1 deaths from smallpox in Guira De Melra, a town of 4,500 in habitants in Cub.-i. In addition to );is shortage of about $00,000. it is found that County Clerk Georpe Hobson of Cincinnati is also guilty of forgery. Gustave G. Pabst, Margaret Ma ther's former husband, is to marry Miss Hulda T. Lemp, daughter of the millionaire St. Louis brewer. Dan Bailiff of Lima, Ohio, knocked out Gus Gorman of San Francisco in the fourth round in a prize tight in a church yard at Muncie, Ind. Tho proposed 10 cents tax on tea will add millions to the revenue and give the consumer better tea for his money, says James R. Davies, a New York tea expert. The Senate refused, 42 to 26. to rat ify the arbitration treaty with Eng land. Only Vest of the Kansas and Missouri Senators voted for the treaty. England's recent policy is responsible for the treaty's defeat. Webster Davis of Kansas City has been appointed assistant secretary of the interior. It is said to be probabla that a de partment of commerce and manu factures will be established. Actor Edwin F. Thorne is dead. Mrs. Arthur II. Blair of Chicago sent a trusted man servant to her safety deposit vault to deposit some money. He ran away with a fortune in dia monds and money. People are starving in Cuba. Colorado is to havo a labor party. Bread riots are reported in Argen tine. Gold shipments recently aggregate $8,000,000. The free homes bill passed the Sen ate, 42 to 11. Tennessee and Kentucky coal miner: are striking. Pulaski. Va., was shaken up by an earthquake. Life and Health Happiness and usefulness, depend upon purs blood. Hood's Saruparllla makes pure blood. 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