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URBANA, O., MOB PAY DEAR LY TO LYNCH A NEGRO. Three Citizen! Klllod and Ten Wounded by the Mllltla -Shorirf Forced to Flee Culprit Hitngml lu the Jail Yard Do fore a Great Crowd. Uiwana, Ohio, June 5. In the riot here at 2:30 yesterday morning, four lives were lost and ton citizens were wounded. At 7:40 a. m., Charles Mitchell, colored, the cause of all the trouble, was taken from tho jail by Infuriated citizens and lynched. Including' the brulal Mitchell, there re three men now dead, two others dying, and ten wounded. All but Mitchell were innocent citizens who were spectators on the scene of ex citement. In addition to this list, it is Teared that Mrs. Eliza Oaumer, who was criminally assaulted by the negro, will not recover, and several of the Injured are in a serious condition. Iteside the list of casualties, there is such intense feeling against some of the officials, that it will not bo wiped out in the present generation, and further complications are apprehended In the future. The body of Mitchell was exposed all day in a rough coffin, and it intensified tho resentment among the masses who witnessed it. One week ago Mrs. Oaumer was criminally assaulted in daylight at her home in this city.near the court house. The brute- accomplished his fiendish purpose, and Mrs. Gnumcr was pros trated. She felt that it was a disgrace, and requested her son to announce that she was assaulted for robbery. It was given out that Mitchell attempted to force her to sign a check for S.r00. But as Mrs. Gaumer's condition be came more serious, the facts became known. The negro was first held for robbery, but on last Wednesday he was arraigned for criminal assault Mrs. Gaumer was unable to appear in court, and the hearing was held at her home. As Mitchell entered her room, she raised up and exclaimed: "Tho brute! Hang him! How dare you face me again, you brute!" Mitchell pleaded guilty and was promptly sentenced to twenty years in the senitenttary, the limit for criminal assault. When the trial was over an attempt was made to take Mitchell to Columbus on tho night train, but crowds were about the crourt house and jail. Sheriff McLain and the troops had all they could do to hold the fort at the jail, so the trip to Co lumbus was given up. Mitchell was hanged in full view of Mrs. Oaumer's residence, which over looks the court house and jail yards. It was 1:30 a. in. when the first at tack of the citizens was made on the jail and the military began firing. Most of the wounded persons were in nocent spectators, beyond the lines of the mob. Bell and Higgins were killed instantly, and when their bodies were picked up in the court house square it made the crowd furious. After the dead and wounded were cared for, the crowd rallied. It was daylight soon after 4 a. m., and the streets were crowded with workingmen and others. Long before 7 -a. m. everybody in the city was out. Governor Bushnell had been asked for more troops during the night, and before 7 a. m. a company from Springfield, arrived. Just then the local company was withdrawn from the jail. Mayor Ganson met the Springfield company en route from tho depot and sent them back, saying they were not wanted. The mob, seeing the way open, then secured a largo sledge-hammer and broke for the jail. The hammer was not needed, as Sheriff McLain delivered the keys and the crowd soon found Mitchell's cell. Throwing a rope over Mitchell's head, lie was dragged out, receiving somo kicks and blows. When the outer door was reached the noose slipped off, and Sylvester Zimmerman tied it so se curely as to receive the cheers of the crowd. The rope was thrown over one of the limbs of a tree in the court house yard. Mitchell was jerked up until his head struck tho limb and his neck was broken, and then his body dropped to the ground. The crowd repeated the jerkin? several times, until they were sure he was dead. Women and children, as well as a multitude of men, witnessed the lynch ing. There was no attempt at dis guise or secrecy. The assemblage in the public square was as open as any public meeting that had ever been held in that place. The local militia company, feeling the overwhelming public feeling against it, offered no re sistance when the mob broke into the jail or when the lynching was going1 on, and the Springfield company had been countermarched to the depot. Sheriff McLain left here yesterday afternoon for Dayton. He escaped by the back door of the jail, and claims that dynamite was being prepared to blow him up. In the excitement and bitterness that prevails, it is almost impossible to get at the facts as to the responsi bility for the loss of life, but it is gen erally claimed that Sheriff McLain ordered the troops to fire. Mrs. Gaumer is the widow of a well known newspaper publisher. Doctor Accused of Murder. Denver, Col., June 5. Dr. Lewis F. Preston was arrested to day on a war rant charging him with the murder of David Prank, a cigarmaker from Brooklyn, N. Y. Dr. Preston Is a con sumptive specialist. It is said that his method of treatment is to run a trochar, or hollow needle, through the walls of the chest and introduce an electric wire into the lungs Prank died nnder the treatment The doctor sent a certificate to the health depart ment giving consumption and weak ness of the heart as the cause of death. NEWS IN BRIEF. Senator Tillman sticks by his dis pensary law for South Carolina. Judge Grosscup rules that Chicago will have to pay damages for tho A. U. U. riots. J. Frank Aldrich of Chicago is being pushed to succeed Consul General Lee at Havana. John E. Searlcs, secretary of the Sugar trust, was set free by order of Judge Bradley. Adolph Luetgert, a rich sausage maker of Chicago, is held without bail for wife murder. The beri-berl plague is killing off Cubans by hundreds, the cowardly doctors letting tha people die. Commissioner Calhoun will report verbally to President McKinley on the condition or anairs in cuoa. Five children of Mr. and Mrs. J. II. White of Welch, Va., were cremated in their house during1 the parents' ab sence. Steel workers at Jones & Laughlin's American iron works, Pittsburg, Pa., are on a strike against a 10 per cent xeduction. Bank of Osage Mission at St Paul, Kan., has gone into voluntary liqui dation. A race war is cn In Pope county, Ar kansaw. Will Gaylord, a negro, was stripped naked and whipped to death by a mob of white men. Women of tho United Brethren church are asking the conference at Dublin, Ind., to strike "obey" out of the marriage cer3inony. President McKinley conferred tho degrees on about fifty graduates of the senior and post graduate classes of the National University Law school at the annual commencement exer cises in Washington. Governor Budd of California has de cided not to interfere in the death sentence of Walter D. Worden, found guilty of wrecking a train during the A. R. U. strike threo years ago, when Engineer Clark and three United States soldiers wero killed. A powder war is likely. Elizabeth, N. J., had a bicycle fu neral. Isaao J. II ill . a Farmington, Ohio, farmer, was killed by burglars. Secretary Gage says that the admin istration will tacme tne currency question when the tariff is out of the way. Professor Franciulli, leader of the Marine band, was arrested because he would not play airs desired by Lieu tenant Draper. A report that Captain Wallace of Canton, Ohio, will bo appointed Gov ernor of New Mexico, has caused some excitement in Washington. Mrs. Phoebe Phillips of Atlantic City, N. J., 40 years old, was shot by a boy lover because she would not marry him. Kentucky toll gate raiders defy state militia and continue the depreda tions. A Tennessee marshal who was shot by a negro bandit who was resisting arrest drew his gun and killed the black. Statue of John Harvard at Cam bridge, Mass., was daubed with crim son paint by Harvard students, who defeated Princeton at baseball. A crevasse below Baton Rouge cut off communication between that city and New Orleans and sent a disastrous flood through fertile fields. A mysterious fall of the floor of the great Yerkes observatory came near injuring the famous lens of the tele scope. Brazil has decided to reduce all gov ernmental salaries, beginning with that of the president. General Nelson A. Miles has arrived at Greek headquarters in Thessaly and lunched with Crown Prince Constan tine. The Government has finally deter mined that minors cannot act as deputy postmasters or chief clerks or in any capacity where they will have anything to do with making contracts. The wire rod output ' has been cor nered. The royal family of Greece is in danger of popular fury. The mud island in Moro bay, Cala., is sinking out of sight Johnson, the Logansport, Ina., bank wrecker, gets ten years. The William H. Bunge vinegar fac tory, Chicago, burned. Loss, 8175,000. The volume of spring merchandise distributed has been less than was ex pected. Sergeant Tom Carroll killed himself with carbolic acid at Junction City, Kan. Rowland Griggs, absent since 18GI returned to Boone county, Missouri, and found his wife remarried. He did not claim her'. National Committeeman Long of Florida has been selected for minister to Portugal. The Irish Parliamentary party will have naught to do with tho Victoria jubilee. CoL Chas. Gordon, an American, was killed in a "M niish with Spaniards near Cienfuegos, Cuba. Joe Donby, Jr., living near Shoaley Bend, Ark., called John Hays to bis door and shot him dead. John E. Redmond and three other Parnellites have been ejected from tha House of Commons. Fitzsimmons is not ready to fight. He declines to meet Joe Goddard and says he did not promise Corbett a go. Lanra A. Brook of St Paul is to con test the will of William Lampson of Lerov, N. Y., who left 8750,000 to Yale. Threo desperate prisonors broke jail at Jefferson City, including the long and short footpad from Kansas City. Ex-Superintendent of Insurance Durfee has sacrificed his property and made good his shortage to the ttate. Whitelaw Reid, General Miles, Ad miral Miller and Ogden Mills compose the embassy to England for the queen's jubilee. Two thousand people are without shelter at El Paso because of the flood, and another rise in the Rio Grande is expected. Harper S. Cunningham, formerly of Salina, Kan., was appointed attorney general by Governor Barnes of Okla homa. A late directory make.i JtfiJerson City's population 16,939. G031EZ HAS 00,000 MEN CUBAN ARMY IN BETTER CONDITION TNAN EVER. Bo Say One or Gomel's Staff Talk of Autonomy and of Spanish. Keformi 1 Idle New Cuban President to lie Elected. Washington, Juno 5. Captain W. D. Smith of the Cuban army spent con siderable time again yesterday with the Senate committee on foreign rela tions. In a brief interview he said: "Tho Cuban army is now in hotter condition to resist the Spaniards and to maintain the light for independence than it has been since tho beginning of tho war. General (lomezt has a well disciplined army of about 00,000 men who aro determined to hold out until their efforts shall be crownod with victory. Our soldiers aro rapidly procuring arms, and every day serves to out them on a better footing in this respect Our troops enjoy a vast advautage over tho Span iards, in that they are not injuriously affected by the climate. I may say that I have not seen a case of yel low fever or smallpox among the Cuban soldiers since I have been on tho island, and that I have not been sick a day myself. Further moro, we have no difficulty in feeding our troops. In the portion of the country in which the Cuban troops ere in control, the provisions are protect ed, and we draw our supplies from this source. Our commissary is, there fore, regularly renewed and our sup plies aro received in quantities quite stiflicient to meet all our wants." In reply toaqucstion, Captain Smith said: "All talk about autonomy and of Spanish reforms for Cuba is so much breath wasted. There is not a man in tho Cuban urmy who will agree to ac cept anything short of absolute inde pendence." Captain Smith is an American. He has been in Cuba for a year and is an officer in General Gomez' body gunrd. Mnjor Smith when questioned about the condition of the pacificos in tho country, denied emphatically that thero was any suffering among them in the province of Las Villas. Major Smith stated that he believed the reports that many Americans were starving in Cuba were greatly exaggerated. Gomez will soon recross the troeha of Moron to be present at Najasa in the month of August for tho assembly of delegates, who will then meet to elect a new president. Tho election will be controlled by the army, and the candidate, backed by Gomez, will be assured of success. JViajor omitn says that the honor will be conferred on Delegate T. Estrada Palma if he will accept it, and in the event of his declining the successful candidate will be Dr. Mendez Capote. NO PARDON FOR COLEAN. Leedy HutpecU the Fort Scott Defaulter of Having- Hidden Stealing. Topeka, Kan., June 5. J. R. Colean was cashier of the bank of Fort Scott, and when he was found 850,000 short in his accounts he claimed he had lost tho money in wheat speculation, and in 1890 was centenced to five years in the penitentiary. Yesterday a delega tion of citizens came from Fort Scott with a petition for Colean's pardon. Governor Leedy flatly refused to con sider it, saying it had beon shown at the trial that Colean had lost but 85,000 in speculation and that he suspected the cashier of having hidden over 850, 000. The governor thought 8' 0,000 a yeai a fair salary for serving time in the penitentcary. A FRENZIED NEGRO. One Woman Dead, Another Dying, a Third Wounded. Kansas City, Mo., June 5. Thomas Clark, a jealous negro, in a murderous frenzy, killed one woman instantly, fatally wounded another and badly wounded a third, at the home of Mrs. Mary Robinson, a negress, at 815 Brooklyn avenue, last night. His vic tims are: Mrs. Lizzie Hatch, colored, aged 34. Shot through the heart. Dead. Miss Lizzie Williamson, col ored, age.l 19, her daughter. Shot three times in tho body. Cannot re cover. Mrs. Mary Robinson, colored, aged 50. Shot in the right ankle. Several bones broken. An End to "Krutal Racine " Sprixgfiki.d, I1L, June ft. The Shannon bill to prevens "long contin ued and brutal bicycle racing" was passed in the Senate. The bill had previously gone through the House and will receive Governor Tanuer's signature. The bill was introduced shortly after tho six days' bicycle race in Chicago, during which ono of the contestants became insane from inces sant riding. The new law makes twelve hours continuous riding the limit allowed. Territorial Appointment!. Washington, June 3. The president to-day sent the following nominations to the Senate: Interior, Miguel A Otero, to be governor of New Mexico; George II. Wallace, secretary of Ne.v Mexico; William M. Jenkins, secretary of Oklahoma territory. Fought With Axe. Little Rock, Ark., June 5. A most horrible double tragedy was enacted in the woods four miles from Cabot, a small town in Pulaski county, yester day, the parties in the affair being prominent citizens of that locality. C. G. Barrentine and John Brown fought to a finish with axes, and the fight lasted until both men had re ceived their death wounds. Mr. Bryaa Lecture la Tot onto. Tcwonto, Can., Jane 5. W. J. Bryan lectured to an Immense audience in the Massey music hall last night RESPITE FOR DURRANT. The California Murderer Not to Hang for at Least Kli Month. San Fbancirco, Juno r.. -The attor neys for Theodore Durrant again ap peared before Judge Gilbert, in tho United States circuit court, yesterday and applied for a writ of supersedeas for the purpose of staying the execu tion of tho sentence, but this was de nied by the court. An application for leave to appeal from this decision to the supreme court of the United States was then granted. Although it is an open question whether, in view of the denial of tho writ of supersedeas, the order of tho court acts as a stay of proceedings, Attorney General Fitz gerald wired to Warden Hale to take no action in the premises, pending the appeal. As the United States supreme court docs not meet again until October next, this virtually means a respite for six months at least. TWO FICHTS ENDED. F. M. Atkinson and Nnt llarnei Made Postmasters. Washington, June 5. The Presi dent settled two long and somewhat bitter postoffico fights by sending to the Senate the nomination of Na thaniel Barnes, to bo postmaster at Kansas City, Kan., and the nomination of Frank M. Atkinson, to be postmas ter at St Joseph, Mo. Thero will be a fight against the confirmation of Atkinson, but it is not likely to be successful. Atkinson was backed by John L. Bittinger and Na tional Committeeman Kerens, while John Alhus was the candidate of ex Congrcssman Crowther and Chauncey L Filley. NOMINATIONS. Tnwnsond to lie Minister to Portugal Roberts the United States Treasurer. Washington, June 5. The President to-day sent the following nominations to the Senate: State Lawrence Townsend of Penn sylvania to be envoy extraordinary and Minister plenipotentiary of the United Siites to Portugal. Treasury Ellis H. Roberts of New York, to be treasurer of the United States; Conrad N. Jordan of New York, to be assistant treasurer of the United States at New York; William E. Andrews of Nebraska, to be auditor of the treasury department; William W. Brown of Pennsylvania, to be au ditor for the war department. REV. J. D. KNOX ACQUITTED The Preacher-Banker Found Not tiullty of Charge Against Him, St. JosKi'ir, Mo., June &, The eccle siastical trial of Rev. John I). Knox of Topeka, Kan., on charges of hypocrisy and fraud, was concluded here last night and resulted in acquittal. Mr. Knox appears to have been sustained on every point which he set up in his defense. The finding of the Manhat tan trial was declared to be unjust He will return to Topeka at once and make a strong fight for appointment as consul to Mexico. After E. C Sattley. Kansas City, Mo., June 5. Elmer C. Sattley, one of the chief wreckers of the defunct Kansas City Safe De posit and Savings bank, who was par doned clandcntlnely by Governor Stephens, May 24, is in Chicago in the employ of hi.: brother, and an effort will be made to bring him back to this city as soon as he can be arrested to stand trial on one or more of the nu merous indictments which were found against him. 3.700 Strikers Discharged. Pittsburg, Pa., June 5. This was pay day at Jones & Laughlin's, and as each man was paid ho was told the mill would start Monday and was asked if he intended to report Every man said "No!" unless their demands were granted, and all were discharged. There are now 3,700 men on strike, and trouble is feared when an attempt is made to start with non-union men Monday Tape Hlown to Atoms. Chicago, June 5. The tug An drew II. Gr?en was blown to atoms at 1:45 o'clock this morning by the ex plosion of her boiler. No trace of any of the crew can be found, and there seems to be no doubt that all on board the ill-fated vessel lost their lives. Five men are known to have been on board. Will Pay Suicide Claims. Dubuque, Iowa, June 5. The most important action of tho Modern Wood men to-day was the decision to pay sui cide claims if death does not occur than three years after date of certifi cate. The next head camp was fixed for the first Tuesday in June, 1S'J3, at Kansas City. Watson Ruddy Dead. Chicago, Juno 5. Watson Ruddy, the wealthy horse owner, whose col ors, "white with a green harp," are well known on race tracks throughout the West, died to-day of typhoid pneu monia after a two weeks' illness. Died for at Ple-Wajon Man. St. Louis, Mo., June 5. A young woman who seems to have been in love with the driver of a Cleveland pie wagon died in a lodging house here to day from chloroform poisoning. She was known to the landlady as Mrs. Viola Koch. Judge Boeker of Sedalla Dead. Sedalia, Mo., June 5. Judge Will iam Boeker died of dropsy last night at his home near Smithton. aged 77 years. Judge Boeker was one of the pioneers of Pettis county, having re sided near Smithton for the past fifty two years. Mount VeeuTlus la Eruption. London, June 5. A special dispatch from Naples says Mount Vesuvius is In eruption. An area of 2,000 yards long by 500 wide la covered with lava, and it is dangerous to approach within 400 .yards of the principal crater. . CONGRESSIONAL. Washington, June 5. Tho Senate had a period of speechmaklng yester day, and ns a result llttlo progress was made on the tariff bill. The ad vance covered about two pages, or seven paragraphs, and brought the Senate up to the wood schedule, tho first item of which was considered but not completed. Mr. Mantle of Montana spoke for two hours on the wool schedule, urg ing increased rates for tho woolgrow ert, and Mr. Butler of North Carolina made n pica in behalf of the income tax. Mr. Mantle declared that by tho reuson of the enormous importation in anticipation of the enactment of the tariff law, the woolgrower would not receive much lenefit from a protective tariff for four years to come. Washington, June 4. Tho House , proceedings yesterday were enlivened by a single incident, tho attempt of Mr. Terry, Democrat, of Arkansas, to secure consideration a a privileged matter of a resolution for the imme diate appointment of the committee on foreign affairs. It was ruled out of order and an appeal taken from the decision of the chair was laid on the table by a strict party vote. Mr. Simpson, the Populist leader, was ab sent and several bills were passed by unanimous consent House adjourned until Monday. Washington, Juno 4. The Senate again made good progress on the tar iff bill yesterday, covering about ten paos of tho metal schedule and almost completing it. The formal contest against the measure was main tained, but all amendments tending to chanjjetlie bill us reported were voted down, and the nuance committee sus tained. The debate was mainly of a technical character, the Republican senatoi'3 continuing the policy of re fraining from making speeches. Washington, June 3. The Senate made greater progress on the tariff bill yesterday than on any previous day since the debate opened, complet ing more than half of tho important metal schedule. Ine speaking was by tho Democratic Senators, tho Repub lican Senators taking no part in the debate except at rare intervals to an swer questions which would expedite the advance of tho bill. Washington, June 2. There was a lively session of the House yesterday, at which the policy of Speaker Reed and the Republican majority was again made the subject of attacks by members of tho minority. Mr. Rich ardson, Democrat, of Tennessee; and Mr. Simpson,. Populist,, of Kansas, led the onslaught far tho minority. The majority position was ably de fended by Mr. Henderson, Repub lican, of Iowa and Mr. Grosvenor, Republican, of Ohio. The appeal of Mr. Lewis, Democrat,, of Wash ington, taken last Thursday, from the decision of the chair that a reso lution relating to foreign affairs did not cons ti tu ta a question of privilege, was laid on the table. The conference report on the sundry civil bill was adopted. The compromise relative to the revocation of President Cleveland's forest reservation excited some com ment Mr. Loud, Populist, of Califor nia objected to one feature of the-compromise, but the opposition- was not carried to tho point of a division.. Washington, June 2. The Senate made good progress on the tariff bill yesterday, advancing to the important metal schedule-. During the day the paragraphs covering marble and stono, china, glass, brick and tiles were completed with a few mi nor exceptions. Messrs. Vest and Jones of Arkansas, in behalf of tho minority of the committee in finonc, proposed numerous amendments which were defeated by majorities of 8 to 14 As a sequel to the recent sensational speech of Mr. Tillman, Mr. Smith of New Jersey rose to a question o( personal privi lege while the tariff debate was. pro ceeding and made a brief but pointed denial of all speculation in stock, either recently or any time when sugar was the subject of legislation. Mr. Tillman was among those who heard tho denial, but he made no com ment on it. Senator McLaurin of South Carolina was sworn in early in tho day, raising the msrabership of the Senate to 81. Washington, May 31. Progress on tho tariff bill in the Senate was checked Saturday, tho plate glass par agraphs proving a source of contro versy lusting throughout the day. As a result, little more than a page of the bill was disposed of. The finance committee succeeded without difficulty in resisting proposed amendments from Democratic members of the com mittee, although each amendment was debated at great langth. An exciting incidentnccurrcd during the afternoon, when Senator Morgan of Alabama, was called to order by Mr. Galling er, who was temporarily in the chair, for severely criticising tho inaction of the House of Representatives. Mr. Morgan declared that the speaker of the House was enforcing "an auto matic trape'oor rule," by which Repre sentatives were assembled and dis persed, and he characterized this ac tion as an outrage against popular rights After a sharp contest with the tariff leaders Mr. Quay succeeded in carrying a motion to adjourn over the Decoration day celebration oa Monday. An Old Newspaper Man Dead. Indianapolis, Ind., June 5. Will iam F. Clark, sr., supposed to be the newspaper worker and editor of long est continuous service in the country, is dead. He had been identified with the press since his fourteenth year and was 69 years old. His house at Mercer, Pa., was formerly a station on the 'tnndcrground railway." Germany's BUI Against Oleo Passed. Berlin, June 4. Tho bundersrath, to-day agreed to the oleomargarine and emigration bills as they wer passed br the relchstag. NEWS BOILED DOWN. Speaker Reed receives many threat ening letters. Ex-Governor Altgeld is learning to ride a wheel. Tho Illinois senate killed the racing and pool selling bill. The Texas leglslatura has not yet accomplished anything during its ex tra session. Amelle Rives (Princess Troubctskoy) is a patient in a private sanitarium in Phlladeldhia. President McKinley made a two minutes' speech to tho American Med ical association in session in Philadel phia. Charles A. Seschau, receiving teller of the German American National bank of St Paul, is charged with stealing 813,000. The Illinois Senate committee that investigated the Globo Savings bank failure in Chicago severely arraigns ex-Governor Altgeld for his connection with the bank. Briggs Campbell was shot and fatally wounded at Cattlettsburg, Ky., by Will Overstreet, with whom ho had quarreled over a woman. Both are prominent young men. The New York Reform Club has be gun a systematic campaign against the Dingley-Aldrich bilL A fight is in progress to prevent the confirmation of Mr. Van Mater as postmaster at Warrensburg. Brigadier General" Mizner has filed application for retirement Colonel Merriam will succeed to his rank. Charges against M. II. McCord, ap pointed governor of Arizona, were pre sented to the Senate committee on ter ritories. Senator Tillman moved to take his sugar investigation resolution from committee, but withdrew his motion upon a promise that tho resolution would be reported. Ex-Secretary Carlisle has opened a law otlice in New York city. California masked robbers by a bold midnight holdup secured $1)0,000. A father, mother and three children were killed by a train at Alma, 111. Another child is dying. Dr. John D. Vincil was elected pres ident of the board of curators of the Missouri State university. A camera that will photograph an approaching vessel ten miles below the horizon has been invented for use in war. The Spanish cabinet has resigned. The Michigan peach crop is a failure. Whitelaw Reid is said to be slated for minister to Spain. General Daniel Rugglcs is dead at Fredericksburg, Va. Turkey has withdrawn its objections to-Angell as United States minister. English bimetautsts think prospects for international coinage were never more favorable. Kentucky Democrats in state con' vention reaffirmed the Chicago plat form and indorsed Bryan. J. W. Roberts, with his wife and two children, were killed at a railroad crossing at Alma, 111. George Gould and family will spend the summer in England and may take up their residence there Republicans will attempt to pass a currency reform measure after the tariff bili is disposed of in Congress. South Dakota produced 23.5,413 fine ounces of gold last year, being the third state. Senator Frye says that the United States will protect Hawaii against Japan or any other power. Stanley, the Cheyenne Indian who murdered a sheep herder, has been delivered to the civil authorities. The prompt action of the warden alone prevented a revolt of 300 con victs at Folsom prison, Sacramento. CaL A Baltimore letter carrier, demented by the death of his wife, killed three of his children and fatally shot him self. The public debt May 20, less cash in the treasury, was 8l,9o.uS4,03. Judge Bradley released John E. Searles. He ruled that the Senate committee was prying unwarrantably into the private affairs of the sugar trust. It is understood that President Mc Kinley has decided upon Ellis H. Rob erts of New York for United States treasurer. Galtee More won tho Derby race, the only Irish horse that ever won it Lord Rosebery's Velasquez, second. The Pennsylvania railroad has issued an order that in future dogs will be carried as passenarers baggage. Postmaster Buchanan of Gage, OCT" lahoma, was killed by being knocked off a freight car by the engine suddenly backing up. The biennial encampment of Modern Woodmen was held at Dubuque, Iowa. The order has 240,000 mem bers and its annual disbursements average 81,767,111 for the past two years. Kansas City was chosen as the next place of meeting and headquar ters were removed to Rock Island. The old officers were nearly all re elected. The Austrian diet was adjourned by the emperor because of rioting in the lower house by the German party, who were enraged at the govern ment' order authorizing the official use of the Czech language in Bohemia. The International Commercial con gress was opened at Philadelphia by President McKinley who said that with the passage of the tariff bill will come business confidence and indus trial activity. Judge Simonton holds South Caro lina cannot prevent the sale of liquor in original packages. Libby prison in Chicago is unprofita ble, and will be closed. Hawaii stands firmly by its rejection of Japanese immigrant. Ferris D. Toucey of Dulnth, Minn., Is about to patent an air ship. Bud Franks, a San Antonio, Tens, horse trader, wound up a spree by murdering his wife and himself. The silver Democrats of New York city will probably nominate a man for mayor on the Chicago platform. The tug Dauntless is again held on -the charge of filibustering. Germany is trying to force Russia to declare for or against Turkey.