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■' ■ "V, E. B. THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN. 1—- 11 11 FOURTEEN DIE IN WINDSTORM. Tornado Sweep* Over Xebraoka, Dolnic (ireal Damage, Fourteen persons are known to have been killed and a score injured by a tor nado which swept over the northern part of Nebraska, beginning at 3 o’clock Tues day afternoon. The storm, which gained •velocity on its way south, started in Omaha about 4 :30 o’clock. At Bellevue the college buildings were damaged to the extent of probably $.70,000, and sev eral persons were injured, none fatally. The storm then moved on to Louisville, Richfield and Springfield, where the prin cipal damage and loss of life occurred. An officer from FoA Crook stated that the damage to tKe buildings would amount to $l(tO.000 at the army post alone, and that the village is almost a total wreck. When the officers realized that a tornado had struck the post 600 troops of the Sixteenth Regiment were brought to battalion formation and, in the midst of flying slate roofs and other debris, they were marched across the pa rade gTound to the substantial buildings, ■where they were put at “rest” and took to the cellars. STANDING OF THE CLUBS. Frogrean of Pennant Race In Bate Halt Leagues. RATIONAL LEAGUE. W. L. W. t Chicago ....I.'} 6 Boston 11 10 Pittsburg ..11 7 Cincinnati .. 7 11 New York .12 8 Brooklyn ... 8 14 Phil'd'lphia .11 0 St. Louis ... 7 13 AMERICAN LEAGUE. W. L. W. L New York .1.1 8 Chicago ....10'' 11 J’hil’d’lphia .14 9 Itetroit 9 11 Cleveland ..12 8 Washington . 8 13 St. Louis ..12 11 Boston 8 13 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. W. L. W. t Toledo 13 7 Columbus ...13 11 Ina’n’polis .1.3 S Kansas City. 10 13 Milwaukee .13 9 St. Paul ... 7 17 Louisville ..13 11 Minneapolis . 6 17 WESTERN LEAGUE. W. L. W. I Omaha ....13 8 Lincoln 10 13 ■Denver ....14 9 lies Moines . 9 13 Sioux City .12 9 Pueblo 7 13 , ELEVEN KILLED BY STORM, x Tornado Ill<m Aero** Five State*, Catt Ming l.o** of I.ife an<l Property. A wind storm starting in the south west on Sunday swept through Texas, Oklahoma. Missouri. Illinois and Wiscon sin Sunday and Monday, killing at least eleven men and women and destroying thousands of dollars’ worth of property and live stock. The storm was felt as far south as Gainesville, Texas. At Lit tle Robe, Okla., J. E. Ilale and his wife wore killed, two unidentified persons were killed at Arnett, Okla.. and I)r. J. How set of Vid, Arthur Sibel of Mutual. Wil liam Hand of Kstelle and a Mrs. Young of Soiling complete the death list in Okla homa. Reaching St. Louis, the storm did considerable damage, but. was chiefly feared for its res' nblance to rhe tornado that destroyed a targe jwrtion of the city on May 27, 1896. Mrs. Elizabeth Gottseh was killed by falling timbers in Illinois, and George Bull and one uniden tified man were slain in Wisconsin. KANSAS ASKS FOR 30,000 MEN. Employment Director Aaka Cheap Railroad Fare for Harvester*. Kansas will need 30,000 men from out side the -State to help harvest the wheat crop, according t # the preliminary esti mates compiled by T. B. Gerow. director of the State employment bureau. Mr. Gerow will ask the Eastern Railroad As sociation for a rate of 1 cent per mile from all eastern points to the harvest fields for bom fide workers. The only w** Kansas will be able to secure suffi cient men is by means of this reduction, which will permit the idle men to leave the big cities. The wheat prospect is excellent and harvest begins June 20. Five Injured In I.nhor AVer. In a pitched battle at the Canadian Pacific Railway sheds in Owen Sound, Ont„ between striking longshoremen and a detachment of special constable? three men were shot anil two detectives club bod. Due of the latter. Samuel Wright, bad his skull fractured and is in n seri ous condition. A call was sent to To ronto for troops. Policeman Rescue* Many. In n tenement house fire in New York Annie Hate*, I!) years old. a domestic, was suffocated and three other persons, one a )>oliceman, were injure* The girl was employed by i family living on the fourth floor of an Hast Sixty-fifth street tenement. The prompt work of a patrol man i’lassisting tenants from the binn ing house saved many lives. I’rnfoNNttr’n Kt-vli: tint inn Sooulit. Hera use he believes in a state of com radeship rather than marriage. 1 Yof, 11. Heath Hawden has been asked t' resign from the chair of philosophy at the Uni versity of Cincinnati, lie refuses to go. Cnr Strike l*rot*nlle In t'klfagu. Chicago faces a street ear strike which may tie up surface transportation for two-thirds of rho population. Indianinu o Mend I nlverlty. Charles Oli\er Meriea of \Varsaw. Ind., lias been civ ted president m the Univer sity of Wyoming to succeed Frederick Monroe Tisdel. Mr. Merica was for thir teen years engaged in educational work in Wkeot sin. < omniitn Murder and snfclde. Anton llily. a I Bohemian, who resides on a farm near El Dorado. Kan., soot and killed his wife and then shot him self aul drank carbolic acid. He died in a few minutes. The coU!> had quar reled. Negroes for \ttaek on White. Immediately following his preliminary trial at Naples. Texas on a charge of assault to murder and rob, John Wil liams. a negro, was taken by a mob and hanged to a tree near the depot. Wil liams was charged with assaulting a whit* man. Kilted in How User Fifteen Centa. Because he could not get into a ball groi*jd inclosure at Campaui, Oa, with- Hif paying 15 cents adirvssicm, Gns Will ems. a negro, shot and instantly killed Bob Tillman, the gatekeeper. The ne gro escaped. ( loses Kook Sea Service. lleor Admiral Kobley D. Evans, com man>* r in chief of the Atlantic fleet, closed hi* long sea oare r Friday whet bo went aboard his flagship, the Connecti <-ut. for the last time to be present at the review of combined Atlantic and Pacific fleets by Secretary of the Navy Metcalf at San Francisco. Ctrl. Seventeen. Slayer of Husband. At Clinton, lesa. 17-year-old Irene Poinh. charged with the murder of her hast and, was convicted of mtnslaughter. Sue was sentenced to eight years in the penitent >arv. THROWS TORCH AT FOOTPAD. Authorities Looking for Man Sup posed t Have Been Badly Runted. The authorities at Springfield, Ohio, are looking for a highwayman who, they believe, was seriously burned after he attempted to hold up and rob A. F. Mc- Manus, a railroad engineer. The high wayman is thought to have been burned by oil that was thrown over his body by the engineer when an effort was made to hold up and rob him. McManus was in charge of the train due at Durbin about 11 o’clock at night. After at the station, the engineer left his cab to oil up his engine. He had no sooner reached the ground with the lighted torch in his hand until he was struck over the head with some blunt instrument. The blow stunned him for a few seconds and when he recovered he found the highway man going through his pockets. Mc- Manus, jn an effort to get away from the robber, threw the lighted torch at his assailant. The oil spread over the man’s clothing and ignited. He made a hurried get-away, heating the flames out with his hands. McManus mounted his engine and made the run to Urbana, where he left the engine and his injuries were at tended by a physician. The wound on the head indicated that the highwayman used a pair of knucks to knock out his victim. SAVE CREW OF IMPERILED SHIP Seventy-Two Men Rescued from Banger on the Peter Rlckmern. Seven ty-t wo men,” vCho for more than twenty-four hours had been facing death in the raging sea near Fire Island, New York, were rescued in surfboats from the crumbling hulk of the big German ship. Peter Rickmers. The rescue was effect ed after one of the most trying experi ences the life savers on this exposed coast had ever been called ui>on to face. No less than a dozen times hope of saving the men on the doomed ship was all but abandoned, and it was only the easing of the gale and terrific sea that made their salvation possible. Fortunately not ft man was lost end it is believed that not one of them suffered any permanent harm as a result of their long fight against death. The great steel ship, one of the finest sailing vessels that ever rode tihe sea, is e total wreck. Her bow and stern have been completely torn off by the waves, her masts were ripped out. her deckhouses and bridge fwept away and she is full of water. She is lying far hack on the bar, and it is unlikely even that any effort will be made to tow her to deep water again. ' SLAIN BY TRAIN ROBBERS. Exprea* Messenger Killed Defending: Company'* Xfoney. Train robbers who boarded Denver aud Rio Grande train No. 4 at Castle Rock. Colo., murdered Express Messenger Chas. H. Wright, (50 years old, employed by the Globe Express Company. From the messenger's body the robbers took the keys to a small safe in the baggage car, which they opened, stealing the contents, worth less Mian SIOO. A large safe which con tained a considerable sum of money and the combination of which is known only to clerks of the company at the principal stations'along the line, was attacked, but the robbers were unable to enter it. The robbers entered through a window, which they broke open. From this they shot and killed the messenger, who died with his rifle in his hand. The body of Wright was discovered by G. M. Bishop, chief night clerk of the Globe company's office at the Denver I’nion station, and B. M. Peterson, his assistant. These men went to the car to get express and could not enter the door, which should have been opened by Wright. FINDS DIAMOND IN QUEBEC. Canadian Says He Has Discovered Field Itteher than African One. Uncut diamonds worth more than SB,- 000 were seen and examined at the home of John A. Mackenzie’s sister on Univer sity avenue. Toronto, Ont. Mackenzie, who says he has discovered a diamond field on the Xottaway river in Quebec, about 400 miles north of Toronto, refuses to indicate its exact locality, but consid ers the fields vastly richer than the South African mines. He was once a diamond miner at Kimberley. Mm. H. Gould'* Father Died. Seldon I’. Clemmons, father of Mrs. Howard Gou'd of New York, dic'd at Central hospital for the insane in Jack sonville, 111., at the age of 70 years. He was brought to the hospital March G iu a pitiable condition, being stone blind. His home was formerly in Milton. Pike county. Mr. Clemmons has another daughter, who married a Chinaman in San Francisco. Montana Homes for Settlers. Howard Elliott, president of the North ern Pacific, who has been in Helena, Mont., for two days, said that his eora pany would throw open immediately 200,- 000 acres of land near Glendive, and in the near future 500.000 acres near Bil lings. The company will endeavor to bring in only actual settlers, the deeds being conditional on residence. Arrest Reunites Girl to Brother. Through the false arrest in Delaware, Ohio, of Florence Dixon, aged 21. on the charge of theft, of which she was cleared, the girl and her brother have been re united. Dixon noticed the story of the arrest in a paper and at once went to see the prisoner, who proved to be his sister. After the death of their parents the chil dren became lost to each other. Diamond Jubilee in Austria. The heads of the princely houses of Germany, led by Emperor William, as sembled in Vienna to pr sent their con gratulations to Emperor Francis Joseph on the occasion of the diamond jubilee of his reign as Emperor-King of Austria- Hungary and to inaugurate a series of festivities with which the jubilee was celebrated throughout the dual monarchy. Find $4211.000 Stolen. William Montgomery, cashier of the Al legheny National bank for over twenty years, was arrested in Pittsburg on a charge of embezzling $429,000 of tfce hank's funds. He was arraigned before United States Commission*-•• Lindsay and held for the federal grand jury under a bond of $50,000. To Bnild Great o*'k. The Mersey dock board finally has ap proved a project for the extension of the docking facilities of Liverpool to cost more than $16,000,000. The rapidly in creasing trade with America has made necessary an enlargement of the facili ties. t rice* Instructed Deleirate*. A Washington correspondent says that Roosevelt has provided against, a stam pede to himself in Che Chicago convention by working for instructed delegates for Taft. Klght-Y enr-Old Bog I* Murderer. Charles Dokoupio. 8 years old. the po lio- say, has confessed to pushing 7-year old George Kralik to his death from the East Btxty-firat street pier in New York on April 27. The police assign a dispute over 2 centa as the motive. The Dokoii pio boy is being held on a homicide charge. Burn* Five Children to Death. Jim Kennedy locked up his seven chil dren to his house in Montgomery. Abu. and then set the house on fire. Five were burned to death before they con id be rescued. EXPIRES AS TROOPS HUNT. Alarderer Shoot? Htinwclf After Bar ricading Barn and Defying: Arrest. After a compony of State militia had been ordered to capture Berth Devany, who barricaded himself in a barn near Washington Court House, Ohio, after having stein two persons, possibly a third, and fatally wounded another, De vany committed suicide. 'Devauy’s first victim was Miss Lida Bird, aged 22 years, whom he shot to death in her home. Her mother, who attempted to save the girl, was fatally wounded. The cause of this shooting is not definitely known, but is supposed to have been jealousy. Devany then fled and took refuge from a crowd which was following him in the barn of Silas Shackelford. The owner entered the barn and ordered him to leave. He was shot down. Thomas Shackelford, a son of the slain man, is thought to have been in the barn at the time his father was murdered. Four shots were heard by rhe crowd outside later, and it is supposed the younger man also wa^slain. Seeing the local police were unable to effect a capture, the Mayor sent an appeal to the Governor for aid. In response the State authorities ordered Company M, Fourth regiment, O. N. G„ under command of Capt. Allen, to storm the barn. They found Devany inside dead. SHOTS FROM AMBUSH KILL TWO Man Arrested Following Tragedy in Wood* In Northern New Vvrk. The crash of a charge of buckshot through a window upon a party of card players killed Jerry Apple in his little cabin on Apple’s Island in Black lake, north of Watertown. N. Y., the other night. As Apple fell a son-in-law, Al bert Crowder, jumped to his feet. The report of the shotgun again echoed through the woods and Crowder fell dead. Mrs. Royal Dunning, Apple’s daughter, fled and escap'd in spite of several charges aimed in her direction. She brought the news of the double tragedy to Watertown after a night of terrified flight through rhe woods. On her com plaint her husband, Royal Dunning, with whom shp had quarreled, has been arrest ed charged with murder. Dunning main tains his innocence. TREE KILLED BY HURRICANE. Tempest Sweep* Three States, Caus ing; Death, Injury and Damagt. Three persons dead, several others in jured, much property ’osstand demoraliza tion of traffic resulted from the storm of wind and rain which swept over southern Arkansas, western Tennessee and Missis sippi. The wind, which attained almost the proportions of a tornado, razed a number of buildings and tangled telegraph and telephone wires. The rain, the heavi est in years, eaused numerous washouts along the railroads. The greatest dam age and the loss of life occurred in Ar kansas. At Marche the Polish settle ment was badly damaged and John Lukas sewicz, Mary Sczczepaniak, and an un identified man were killed. BLACK HILLS TOWN DESTROYED Fire Wipes Ont f'nnip Crooks, Bis Tratllnff Station in South Dakota. Camp Crooks, a town of 400 popula tion, on the Little Missouri river, north of Deadwood, S. I)., was destroyed by tire a few days ago. The loss is $200,- 000. The news was brought by a courier from Belle Fourehe. Camp Crooks was a trading point for an extensive territory and the merchants carried large stocks. When the fire threatened the Little Mis souri bank the citizens removed the cash from the vaults to a place of safety aud concentrated the battle against the fire there, with the result that the building was saved. SAVES LIFE BY PINCHING HEART Doctor S*inee*e* I'nilrnl‘a Vital Or gan to Restore Circulation. Actually squeezing the heart of Nuncia Chial to restore it to action, Dr. D. E. Sullivan has succeeded in saving the man's life in Hartford, Conn. Chial was undergoing an operation to remove por- His heart could be seen distinctly. Sud tlons of his lungs, diseased by pneumonia. Jenly Dr. Sullivan observed that the heart’s action had stopped. Thrusting in his fingers, the doctor squeezed the heart softly, and, releasing, started it beating again. Chial is now resting comfortably. BIG FIRE AT ATLANTA. Business Section of City Menaced by Flames Which Spread Rapidly. Two solid business blocks of Atlanta, Ga., are in ruins as the result of a fire which threatened for a time to carry its destruction through the business section of Che city and perhaps wipe out the en tire down town district. The fi.e loss may he conservatively estimated at sl,- 500,000. The Terminal hotel, one of the largest in the city, is a mass of debris. It had on its register 200 guests when the fire started a block away. Every one escaped. Put Ban on Student Flirting. Orders have been issued to the .liou sand students of the New York Law School to cease flirting with the 200 girl operators in the Western Union building The rear windows of the new building yf the law school, on Fulton street, opposite old St. raid's Chapel, look out across a narrow court iuto the windows of the Western Union’s operating room, where 200 girls are at work every day in the week. School Fliiltlren fa Revolt. Three hundred pupils of the Morton avenue public school, in Chester, l*n.. re fused to enter the building on a recent morning unless two teachers. Miss Annie Anderson and Miss Anna J. McFarland, were removed. The grievance against the teachers is that they rode on a trolley car of the Chester Traction Company, on which there is a strike. Entertain* by Killing Himself. Thomas I'rin. a miner, tied a stick of dynamite about his neck in the dining room of his boarding house iu Virginia, Minn. lie then called to the four women in the house to see the explosion, and when they assembled he lit the fuse. The explosion wrecked the house and injured one of the women. Roush Rider* Plan Reunion. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the formation of the Rough Riders, a reunion to which President Roosevelt will be invited will be held in New York come time next month. Every Rough Rider who oar be located will be asked to at icnd.,%; ■ ;,I- - .y,l |l*k in Cleveland Fill*. The Euclid Avenue Trust Company in Cleveland ban mode an assignment to the Cleveland Trur Company. No statement relative to lie* 72- Ys or assets was given in the assignat.’ deed. The bank ww capitalized at $200,000. Big XV t .nils Tenet Irrkpittd. Water was turned through the entire fifty-four miles of the Big Horn county canal for the first time Sunday. It will irrigate 3t\t<W acres of land on the west side of the Big Horn river in Wyoming. The canal eoc: s4oo,tX*o and it required three years to construct it. Tenant Slay* la Fight far Home. James Brown, a stockman, was shot and killed by R. M. Cotterman. a tenant whom he was trying to eject from his home near Galveston. Ind. Cotterman surrendered to a deputy sheriff who ac co'spanied Brown. GUNNESS MURDER FARM SCENES; DEATH. PIT<3 AT &V 'BUR-.iAi/ - • ■ i . ■ A?JLOW IMIMCATt.S PLACE, WW.EJI.SL, 'WOJ-ES.S’.' TLALIH '' • AnoicwL-r rott. XU C J-TAJLC?£, OH IHt, Cm.sc. rot, thj, simtrj MURDER FARM IS A MAGNET. Thousands Visit Scene of Slaughter— Officials Will Push Investigation. Lemuel Darrow, mayor of Laporte, Ind., after a conference with prominent Citizens, has declared that the investi gation into the Gunness murder mys tery would be pushed with greater vigor. Said the mayor: “I suspect that more tragedies will be discovered. We intend to push this inquiry the way it should be pushed. There should be a more centralized effort to solve this mystery.” Laporte of late has beeen a morbid magnet. Morgues and morticians have been the centers of attraction which converted the city into a show ground, and the murder farm an exhibition tract that would make a circus man ager turn green with envy. Thousands of curious persons, their sordid craving!? supreme, have tram pled over the rtiins, gaped at the open graves in the Gunness yard and strug gled to tear down the doors of the barn where the disarticulated skele tons of the credulous victims of Belle Gunness’ blood passion and money lust lay. On the Sunday following the discov ery from dawn until darkness an alter nating procession of humanity choked the narrow winding thoroughfare which leads from the town to the gore stained scene. While hucksters, livery men and souvenir venders raked in the shekels from the gay throng of holiday torso searchers and human bone yard picnickers, the agents of the law were rontinuing the serious business of at tempting to solve the mysterious crime. Two letters written to Mr. 3 . Gunness just before the fatal fire, which reach ed the Laporte postoffice after the four charred bodies had been removed from the ruins, are now in the hands of the authorities and some clews which may lead to the discovery of co-conspirators in her death-luring marriage bureau are said to have been found in them. It Is the conviction of Sheriff Smutzer that Mrs. Gunness had someone asso ciated with her in the operation of her marriage bureau. Perhaps it was Ray Lampbere. He is susiieeted. The prob ability that it might have been some line else is not, however, being over looked. FACTS FOR FARMERS. A deluge of rain and bail at Laredo, Texas, did great damage to the onion crop. It is estimated that fully one tbird of the crop will be a total loss. Farmers of Chickasaw county. lowa, are having all the large cottonwood trees zawivl into timber. This plan was adopt ed because of the high price of lumber. According to a ruling of the supervisor if Stony Creek National forest no sheep will be allowed to graze on the national forests unless they are dipped before July 15. lowa State college will hold a short summer course in agriculture at Sheldon, lowa, in July, especially for public school teachers who wish to learn something of the subject. The total acreage of wheat grown in Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta. Canada, this year will be about 20 per cent greater than last year, and all in dications point to a record yield. *. The board of food and drug inspection of the United States Department of Ag riculture has issued a ruling requiring the proper labeling of barn seeds and medi cine for stock and poultry. A perfectly termed snake in a newly laid egg was th' curie ~s find made by Mrs. Henry Goirs of Illinois. The reptile, wAich died soon after the shell was cracked open, will be sent to the State museum. Asa result of objections raised by the Secretary of the Interior Representative Steenerson has decided not to press has bill providing for the Ie of certain parts of the Red Lake reservation in Minne sota. The department will send a rep resentative of the Indian kind office to the Red Lake agency daring the summer to ♦nke up with the Indians the question of administering their pine timber lands in a meaner whereby they would derive the greatest benefit without denuding the lands. Millions of dollars' worth of growing crops and other property save been de stroyed by fioods in the Colorado and Brazos river valley* in Texas. * 3T,SSIEs WAHA C£__= 6 The two scenes on the Gunness farm at Laporte show where the bodies have been found, and the barn used as a morgue, which was broken into by two men who said thy were doctors. The woman, Bessie Wal lace, knows F,ay Lamphere, and is expected to prove an important witness. BATTLESHIP FLEET’S ITIN ERARY AROUND THE WORLD President Roosevelt has approved an itinerary for the Atlantic battleship fleet on its way around the world, cov ering the trip to the Philippines, up China and Japan, and then back to Manila, The itinerary is as follows: Fleet will leave San Francisco July 7. Arrive Honolulu July 16, remain seven days. Arrive Auckland Aug. 9, remain six days. j Arrive Sydney Aug. 20, remain seven days. Arrive Melbourne Aug. 29, remain seven days. Arrive Albany, Australia (for coal), Sept. 11, remain six days. Arrive Philippines Oct. 1, remain nine days. Arrive Yokohama Oct. 17, remain seven days. At Yokohama the fleet will he divided, rhe first squadron going to Manila, and is scheduled to reach there Oct. 31. The second squadron will go to Amoy, reaching there Oct. 29, and after a stay days will go to Manila, reaching there Nov. 7. FACTS ABOUT : : : : : : THE CENSUS. A humorous feature of the work is that of the 100 agents sent out to gather divorce statistics, a large majority were bachelors. They were to find out wheth e" the husband or the wife had been f o blame for the trouble that brought about the divorce; from whom the application came; the number of children from la union, if any; w'hether alimony bad been paid, and also whether intemperance had been directly or indirectly the cause of the separation. It seems curious that the question. “Is marriage a failure?” has come under the consideration of the cen sus bureau bachelors, but these statists* will prove valuable in view of the feet that over 328,000 divorces were filed from 1807 to 1887. From 1887 to 1897 the aggregate was over 1.400,000 oases, and the startling fact was disclosed that most of the divorces were furnished by the rural iLitrieis and smaller cities, and that a divorce case is filed every three minutes. AY hen the bachelor brigade have collect ed all the facts for the divorce census, we may look for information that will provide food for thought for the sociolo gists and philosophers, and give them ample material upon which to dilate for many years to come. —Joe Mitchell Cbap pie in National Magazine. Sinner Tower Outrivaled. The tower of the Metropolitan Life building at Madison Square, New York City, which was to have been 668 feet, according to original plans, is now to be stretched still a little higher, and when completed will measure 700 feet from sidewalk to top. The Singer tower is 012 feet high. Reports from California say that late frocCs have damaged about 50 per cent of the growing prune crop. A normal crop of prunes is about 170.000.000 pounds, but the crop expected this year is estimated at 50.000.000 pounds. The 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Loker of Brismade, X. D., accident ally sh.,. his 3-year-old sister, and the child died a few minutes later. A shot gun bad been left in the buggy in a shed and the children were playing around it. In some way the toy managed to pull the trigger, the charge entering the little girl's side. The second trial of F. E. Kiser for murder, growing out of the tirtnictioß of the Colorado and Scathern nation at Boulder. Colo., ended when the jury re turned a verdict of second-degree mur der. METHODISTS IN CONFERENCE. Quadrennial Meet at Baltimore Xs One of Much Interest. The general conference of the Meth odist Episcopal church is in session at Baltimore. It is an imposing gather ing. It convenes once in four y*ars and its sessions cover the month of May. It is the law-making and governing body of an ecclesiastical denomination whose church spires point heavenward in every country on the face of the globe. John Wesley, the founder of the church, declared that the world was his parish and that spirit has ani mated the church from the days of the fathers. The church is noted for its missionary zeal, and the amount of money sent to heathen lands every year is marvelous. The conference is having many im portant matters to consider. There is always an element in every church de nomination which is ready to agitate creed revision. One element is fear ful that the church will deteriorate unless tiie articles of faith are “mod ern.” Others hesitate about departing from “the old paths” lest the founda tions of faith he undermined. Out of the antagonism of these two ele ments emerges the decision as to what stand the church shall take. There has been much talk that the Methodist church Is about to modify its long time attitude with reference to the amusement question, and church peo ple of all denominations have been in terested in the outcome of the discus sions. Another important and always in teresting matter is the naming of new members of the board of bishops. During the last quadrennlum Joyce, McCabe and Fowler have passed away. Other members are very old and are ready to lay aside the work. Much care has been exercised in se lecting new men to take up the great responsibilities in these offices. Then there is the arranging of the finances which will require the most skilled management, and a mul titude of other matters which enter into the general scheme of church management and polity. This quadrennial General Conferenc® of the Methodist Episcopal Church commemorates the one hundredth anni versary of the organization or reorgani. zation of that church upon the basig of its present constitution, an achieve ment which also was effected at Balti more and which marked not any radi cal transformation of the Church or departure from the original Wesleyan principles, but simply practical recog nition of the needs of an establishment which was growing almost beyond prec edent and which felt the necessity of adapting its ways and means to its ex panded status. The caitury since 180S has been marked with continued growth at an exceptional rate, until that Church now considerably outnum bers any other Potestant denomination in this country. No church—save fot the unfortunate division between the North and South, which, however, is technical rather than spiritual or dog, matie—is more truly national in scope or more evenly distributed throughout all parts of the Republic, fn city and in country and among all sorts and condi tions of men. Harrlmnn Answerii Federal Salt. A general denial of the charges mad by the government in its suit to dissolvt the Ilarriman system of railroads is con tained in the answer filed by Mr. Ilarri* man himself at Salt Lake. Answers also were filed by AY. A. Clarke and other offi cials of the roads comprising said system. Ilarriman denies that he, with Schiff, Kahn. Stillman and others, ever owned or controlled a majority of the stock of the Union Pacific or that they conspired to restrain tradp between the several States. While admitting that the Union Pacific acquired control of various lines, he says the purpose was not to monop olize trade. He denies, further, that the rail lines of the Southern Pacific are in competition with the ships of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company, and that the ships of the Portland and Asiatic Company were ever in competition with the Pacific Mail lines. He admits that the Union Pacific is a competitor with the Santa Fe. HARD LUCK TALES. Because a restaurant keeper at Santa Barbara, Cal., charged two sailors from the battleship fleet $6 for a meal, 7 mob of blue jackets wrecked his place. It was the culmination of a series of trou bles arising from the robbery of the sail ors by local tradesmen. Charles Coster of the stock exchange firm of Coster. Knapp & Cos., 66 Broad way, well known in amateur athletic cir cles and a member of many prominent clubs and so* iety organizations, shot and killed himself with a revolver in his borne in New York. Financial troubles were the cause. At Springfield, Minn., the public school was burned, causing a loss of $35,000, of which $22,000 is covered by insurance. The high school and seven other departments are without quarter*. Fearing that his *feildren might get hold of them, much to the menace of their live*. Frank Ball, * miner employed at the Tobin property, AAS stern Menomi nee iron range, took a 1-ox of dynamite cape to a nearby vacant kit to destroy the explosive*. 'file caps exploded before Bail could get ont of tuc way after he had lighted the fuse. His face and hands were blows full of powder and aand and he may iaae one eye. WORK OF CONGRESS The forestry provision of the agricul tural appropriation bill was before the Senate several hoars Thursday. Senator Teller of Colorado denounced that service as unwise and its administration as arbi trary. while Senator Depew ‘.poke in ad vocacy of the extension of the work of the forest reserves. An address in sup port of the bill iu establish postal sav ings banks was made by Senator Carter of Montana. Senator Culberson of Texas called the atention of the Senate ho news paper publications to the effect that the President and the interstate commerce commission had agreed to allow the rail roads to increase freight rates. This sug gestion precipitated a discussion as to the powers of the President or the corumis ion to make such an agreement. The Senate passed a bill appropriating $.7,000 toward the erection of a monument to Pocahontas at Jamestown, Va. After ten days’ discussion consideration of the sun dry civil appropriation bill was completed by the House, but before putting it on its passage a recess until Friday was tuken. The bill carries a total appropriation of $106,9(50,309, or $1,241,000 more than as reported by the committee. A provision providing that salaries and wages for work cn the Panama canal should not ex ceed by more than 23 per cent the sal aries and wages paid in the United States for similar work was defeated, 10 to 101. But little progress was made in the Senate Friday on the agricultural appro priation bill, the session being devoted to a discussion upon the principle of forest reserves and the administration of that service. Senator McCumber called the attention of the Senate to a deadlock among the conferees on the pension appro priation bill on the Senate amendment requiring a continuance of the present system of having the pension fund dis bursed through eighteen pension agents located throughout the country instead of through a single agent in Washington. Many Senators expressed the desire that the conferees ’iould insist on the Senate amendment. The officers and enlisted men of thp army won their fight for increased pay, when the House agreed to the con ference report on the army appropriation bill. An appropriation of $7,000,000 was made for the purpose, $3,000,000 of which will go to the enlisted men. The debate on the main features of the agricultural appropriation bill was prac tically concluded by the Senate Saturday. Senator Smoot of Utah sjioke at length in advocacy of the forest reserve service. Senators Lodge and Newlands also sup ported the policy of the service. Senator Clarke of Wyoming reviewed at I ngth what he said he regarded as the t.eak ness of the forestry service. Although on several occasions it had difficulty in maintaining a quorum, the House tran sacted considerable business. A number of measures were passed, including a child labor law for the District of Co lumbia, intended ns a substitute for the Senate bill: permitting appeals in natur alization cases from the District to the Circuit courts of appeal; providing for the widening of the channel of Michigan City, Ind., and repealing the act of the legislature of New Mexico of 1903 re garding civil procedure in personal in jury cases. Tiie Senate Monday passed the agricul tural appropriation bill, carrying an ap propriation aggregating $12,142,140. Sen ator Raynor introduced a resolution pro viding for a court of inquiry to investi gate charges against Colonel William F. Stewart, now stationed at Fort Grant, Arizona. The conference report on the naval appropriation bills was agreed to. The House devoted its time to the con sideration of miscellaneous business. By agreeing to some Senate amendments the House took the final congressional step by which betting on horse races at Benning will hereafter be prohibited. A hill authorizing the appointment, as an addition to the regular military establish ment, of fifty captains to command the Philippine scouts was passed. Other bills which got through were ns follows: Amending the homestead laws so as to permit the entry of 320 acres instead of 100 acres of non-irrigable public lands in Western States, and authorizing the drainage of certain swamp lands in the Red laJje Indian reservation. Minnesota. A bill allowing the States of Idaho and Wyoming 2.000.000 additional acres of land for reclamation was defeated. The Senate Tuesday passed the post office army appropriation bill, carrying amounts aggregating $220,027.3*17. As passed the bill allows $1 ner day ex penses for railway postal clerks when away from terminals. Amendments adopted by the Senate provide for weigh ing the mails annually instead of every four years. Senator Raynor spoke on his resolution directing the President to order a court of inquiry into charges against Colonel AAilliam F. Stewart, 1 . S. A., now stationed at Fort Grant. Ari zona, and read a letter from the Presi dent giving reasons for the action that had been taken against Colonel Stewart, which the Senator declared to lie trivial. After a debate lasting practically the en tire session the House by a vote of 136 to 124 agreed to the conference report on the naval appropriation bill. Tin? inser tion of anew provision relating to in crease in pay lor officers and men of the marine corps and navy drew forth a good deal of criticism of the conferees, tvho were charged with bring taken li.v erties and with having violated the trust reposed in them by the Mouse. The bill now goes to the President. NATIONAL CAPITAL NOTES. A bill providing for the compulsory saving of a imrt of the monthly salary of ea*h enlisted man in the army, navy and marine corps was introduced in the House by Representative O’Connell of Massa chusetts. It. is stated at the Department of Jus tice that arrangements are well under way for a test case of the “commodities clause” of the Hepburn act to be made, unless a material change takes place in the situation as a result of legislation qt other ci.cuinstance*. The A olstead bill, authorizing the drain ing of certain lands in Minnesota, was passed by the House. Senator Lodge has secured favorable action in the Senate committee on for eign relations on three propositions look ing to the purchase of a building in Faria for use as an American embassy. Each make* an appropriation of $400,000. Lawrence O. Murray, former a-sistant Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor, took the oath of office a* comptroller of the currency- He succeed ed AVilliam B. Kidgely. recently elected president of the National Bank of Com merce of Kansas City. An omnibus bridge bill, the first mens ore of its kind to be framed and intro duced in Congress, baa been reported favorably by the House committee. The conference report on fib*- *my | appropriation bill car./ing $9-',377.246 has been adopted hr the Senate. This amount was $3,463 JOO leas than the bill carried when first passed by the Senate Senator Lodge oas reported from tt committee on foreign relations an amend ment which is intended to enable the Sec retary of State to return to contributor* the $66,000 raised to ransom Miss Ellen M. Stone, an American missionary t* Turkey, who was abducted by brigands an Sept. 3, 1901. CHICAGO. Heavy May settlements and interest disbursements account for a largely in creased volume of payments through the banks, while commercial defaults sustain their recent high average. The business situation generally presents no special de velopment. production aud distribution it* the leading industries reflecting but lit tle departure from conservative policies landing a clearly defined revival in de mands. Unusually wet weather hinders seasonable activity in leading retail lines, construction aud farm work, put encour agement is derived from further favora ble reiKirts as to winter wh at growth and the promising outlook iu agriculture. Crop marketings run short of those a year age, uud there is smaller outgo of bread* niffs from this market, although oiH*r.itions in the May deliveries appear on heavy scale and prices have risen to the highest average this season. Money is quoted lower and choice com mercial commands the easiest rate in several years. Offerings of desirable discounts, however, 1-main extremely light, the best borrowers being in posi tion to disguise with customary accom modation. More investment is seen in real estate and improvements, ami better detpand strengthens the market for high grade bonds, but sales of local securities are of smaller volume than at this time last year, with values moving irregular ly. although averaging above those of a month ago. Bank deposits here and at interior points show steady gain, but some com plaint is noted as to the inability to find adequate employment of surplus funds. Freight movements compare unfavor ably with the corresponding period of last year, there being continued falling aff in heavy materials forwarded. Iron and steel returns disclose little headway in outputs over recent low fig ures. Quarry products, builders' hardware, cement and plumbing materials reflect wider absorption, and there is more de mand for some hard woods. Failures reported in the Chicago dis trict number 30, against 39 last week and 19 a year ago. Those with liabilities over $3,000 number !*. against 9 last week and 4 in l!Kt7. —Dun’s Review of Trade. NEW YORK. Weather, trade and industrial eondi t'ons are little changed from last wr -k, and farm work, retail and jobbing busi ness and the movement of ohl crops to market have been restricted by heavy rains, low temperatures or bad roads. The only notable exceptions to this are found in the I’acifio coast and at a few southwestern centers. Reports from the leading industries are still of great quiet. Manufacturers feel the lack of confident buying by jobbers and wholesalers, who, iu turn, report final distributers cautions in buying only what they need to replenish broken stocks. The textile trades are dull and on short time, hut cotton goods men are more con fident that bottom prices have been reach ed. The iron and steel industries show little change. The leather trade is rather quieter and eastern shoe shipments are 30 per cent off from 1007. Collections are still backward as a whole. Business failures in the United States for the week endine .day 7 number L'vs, against 282 last wet-*, 1.74 Iu the like week of 1907, 1(52 in ItWMi, 1,71* iu 1903, and 201 in 1904. Canadian business fail ures for the week number 22, which com pares with 22 last week and 18 in this week of 1907.—Bradstreet’s Commercial- Report. Chicago—Cattle, common to prime. $4.00 to $7.40; hogs, prime heavy, $4.00 to $5.07; sheep, fair to choice, s,'lllo to $5.75; wjient, No. 2, $1.02 to $1.05; corn, No. 2. "Oe to 71c; oats, standard,. 54c to 55c; rye. No. 2,81 cto 82c; hay, timothy, £1.50 to $10.50; prairie, sH.oo to $13.50; butter, choice creamery. 21c .to 23c; eggs, fresh, 11c to 15c; jiotatoes, per bushel, GOc to 77c. Indianapolis—Cattle, shipping, $3.00 to $7.00; hogs, good to choice h*-a,vy. $3.50 to $5.75; sheep, common to prime, $3.00 to $5.50; wheat, No. 2. Otic to $1.00; corn. No. 2 white, 63c to 05c; oats, No. 2 white, 51c to 52c. St. Louis —Cattle, $4.50 to $7.15; hogs, $4.00 to $5,011; sheep. $3.00 to $6.25; wheat, No. 2, $1.(44 to $1.05; corn. Nq, 2. 72c to 73c: onts. No. 2,40 cto 51c; y*y No. 2,70 cto 80c. Cincinnati—Cattle, $4.00 to $6,55; hogs. $4.00 to $5.80; sheep, $3.00 to $5.00; wheat. No. 2, $1.02 to $1.03: corn. No. 2 mixed, 71c to 72c; oats. No. 1 mixed, 51c to 52c; rye, No. 2. 82c to Bb-. Detroit —Cattle, $4.00 to $6.50; hogs, $4.00 to $5.60; sheep, $2.50 to $5.00: wheat, No. 2. sl.Ol to $1.02: rnrn. No. 3 yellow, 71e to 72c; onts. No, 3 v.hi'e, 53c to 54c; rye, No. 2,86 cto 87c. New York— -Cattle, $4.00 to $7.15; hogs, $3.50 to 96.10; sheep. $.3,00 to $5.50: wheat. No. 2 red, $1.02 to $1.03; eorn. No. 2,73 cto 75c; oats, natural white. 58c to 60.*; butter, creamery, 23c to 25c; eggs, western, 13c to 17c. Milwaukee —Wheat, No. 2 northern, SI.OO to $1.11; corn. No. 3,70 eto Tie; oats, standard, 54c to 55c; rye. No, 1, 81c to 82c; barley. No. 2,74 cto 75* : pork, mess, $13.35. Buffalo —Cottle. choice shipping steers, .$4.00 to $7.05; hogs, fair to choice, SI.OO to $5.00; sheep, common to good mixed, $4.00 to $6.75; lambs, fair to choice, $5.00 to $7.85. Toledo —Wheat. No. 2 mixed. SI.OO to $1.1*2: corn. No. 2 mixed, 73c to 74c; -juts. No. 2 mixed, 540 to 55c; rye. No. 2,83 cto Me; clover seed, prime. $13.00. CURRrNT NEWS NOTES. Buildings on Adelaide street, Toronto, tjnr., were burned. 1 ****; Jones & M'lore, $90,000: J. J. Zook. $60,000; Canadian HilV Company, $50,000. At a me* ting of advocates of Ksje-jv anto in Pittsburg it was said that 1,000.- <*Pi now are studying the new language, “which means a world's peaee." Mrs. Borman Weil*, the English wom an suffrage speaker, has complained to the New York police that she was brutal ly treated while attempting to address a meeting at Harlem. LaGuaira, A’eneztiela, is completely iso lated because of a decree closing that port for fifteen days. The fatal disease the-f is snrcadiig rapidly, but the government will not admit it to be the bubonic plague. John J. Taylor, convicted of ae*-ond degree mocier for killing bis wife at Coal Basin, Colo., last August and sentenced to twenty yar in the penitentiary, cheat ed the court order by hanging himself in his ceil. 1 n vest igatinn by the naval department shows that tattooing is decreasing among savages, wber-* it originated, and increas ing in genera*. About 60 jeer cent of seamen who bare served ten year* ay* tattooed.