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THE THIRD PARTY.
A Platform Based on the Ocala and Omaha Resolutions Unani mously Adopted. Central Committee Named With J. A. Taubcncck, of Ills., as Chairman. The Contention Adjourned Sine Die Amid Wildest Scenes of Enthusiasm. CINCINNATI, May 28.—'The work of the National Union convention after it was decided to form anew party to be known as the Peoples' party, was short and harmoniens. The report of the committee on platform was pi'esented by Ignatius Donnelly and read by Rob ert Schilling. It opened with a lengthy statement of the political and social grievances and evils that had rendered political action not only desirable but necessary. Then came the resolutions, which read as follows: First.—That in view of the great social, industrial and economical revolution now dawning upon the civilized world and the new ami living issues confronting the American people we believe that the time has arri veil for a christalizatiou of the po litical reform forces of our country and the formation of what should be known as the People's Party of the United States of America. Second.—That we most heartily endorse the demands of the platforms as adopted at St. l.ouis, Mo., in 1889, Ocala, Fla., in 1890, and Omaha. .Neb., in 1891, by the in dustrial organizations there represented, summarized as follows: A.—The right to make and issue money is a sovereign power to be maintained by the people tor the common benefit, hence we demand the abolition of national banks as banks of issue and as a substitute for national bank notes we demand that legal tender treasury notes be issued in sufficient volume to transact the business of the country on a cash basis, without damage or special advantage to any class or calling, such notes to be legal tender in payments of all debts public and private, and such notes when demanded by the people shall be loaned to them at not more than 2 per cent per annum upon non-per ishable products as indicated in the sub treasury plan and also upon real estate, with proper limitation upon the quantity of land and amount of money. B.—We demand the free and unlimited coinage of silver. C.—- We demand the passage of laws pro hibiting alien ownership of land and that congress take prompt action to devise some plan to obtain all lands now owned by alien and foreign syndicates, and that all land held by railroads and other cor porations in excess of such as is actually used and needed by them be reclaimed by the government and held for actual set tlers only. D.—Believing in the doctrine of equal rights to all and special privileges to none, we demand that taxation—national, state and municipal—shall not be used to build one interest or class at the expense of another. E.—We demand that all revenues—na tional state or county—shall be limited to to the necessity of the government, eco nomically and honestly administered. F.—We demand a just and equitable system of graduated tax on incomes. Gr.—We demand the most rigid, honest and just national control and supervision •f the means of public communication and transportation and if this control and supervision does net remove the abuses now existing we demand the government ownership or such means of communica tion and transportation. H.—We demand the election of presi dent, vice president and United states senators by a direct vote of the people. Third.—We urge united action of all progressive organizations in attending the conference called for Feb. 22,1892, by six of the leading reform organizations. Fourth—That a national central com mittee be appointed by this conference, to be composed of a chairman to be elected by this Dody and of three members from each state represented, to be named by each state delegation. Fifth—That this central committee shall represent this body, attend the na tional conference on Feb. 22, 1892, and, if possible, unite with that and all other re form organizations there assembled. If no satisfactory arrangement can be effected this committee shall call a national con vention not later than June 1,1892, for the purpose of nominating candidates for president and vice president. Sixth—That the members of the central committee for each state where there is no independent political organization, con duct an active system of political agita tion in their respective states. Great Ea'thaiium. Great enthusiasm was manifested when the first resolution naming the movement the People's party of the United States was read. At the con clusion of the reading schilling made an energetic argument in favor of adopting the platform as read and appealed to the delegates to abstain from adding any pet theories to the documents. T. H. Davis, of Texas, an ex-Confederate offi cer and atypical Southerner, moved the adoption of the resolutions in their en tirety, declaring that it was time that the farmers ot the South and the labor ing men of the North clasped hands across the chasm and bnried the bloody shirt for ever. He was followed by a union officer, Gen. John Wadsworth, of Fort Wayne, Ind., who toward the close of an impassioned address called upon the Texas ex-Confederate to return to the platform. Davis complied, bring ing with him Col. R. W. Humphrey, the leader of the colored alliance of the South, which boasts of a membership of 1,250,000. The three men clasped hands and each uttered a fervent God bless you." The sight Moved the Delegates to a Frenzy. They broke from their seats, bearing aloft the banners designating their re spective states and crowded upon and around the stage. The ex-Confederate seized one of the American flags that decorated the desk of the presiding officer and waved it in the air and Wadsworth and Humphreys followed his example. The delegates were short of btinting, so thev tore ''own the flags from the galleries' ana organ and lib erally" wrapped the three men in their folds. For twenty minutes or more it was a pandemonium of enthusiasm. prohibition plank was proposed but on being put to a vote, however, the plank was snowed under by an over whelming majority and the resolutions, without addition or alteration, were adopted. The National Committee Appointed. After this the roll was called for members of the national committee. The body is constituted of three jnem bw from each state represented. The "Northwestern members are as follows: Minnesota—Ignatius Donnelly, C. N. Perkins, Andrew Stevenson. South Dakota—J. W. Jardin, H. L. Loucks, Fred Sepp. Wisconsin—Robert Schilling, Alfred Manheimer, A. J. Phillips. Wyoming—H. Bretenstein, James A. Smith. J. A. Taubeneck, of Illinois, was elected chairman of the committee. At 6:80 the convention adjourned sine die. STRUCK FOR A VOTE. Belgian Workmen Victorious In the MM* Novel Labor Demonstration. LONDON, May 22.—The working classes of Belgium have won a signal victory in compelling the central section of the chamber of representatives to de clare in favor of a revision of the con stitution. The great strike started in the early part of the month was unpre cedented in its motive, which had noth ing to do directly with wages or hours, but was intended as the only protest the disfranchised workingmen could make A(»lnit Denial of Suffrage. They determined that if they could not vote they would not work, and that the constitution must be revised in the in terest of liberal suffrage. The Peuple organization of workingmen called on the minister to make a frank declar ation regarding the revision of the con stitution, which the workingmen be lieved to be destined to oblivion by cal culated delays. The strike spread throughout the four great coal basins of Belgium, and one after another the va rious industries fell into line with the movement, and Trade and Commerce Were Threatened with paralysis. The leading mine own ers and metallurgists became alarmed. They exposed to the king the immense injury already done, and the greater in jury threatened to Belgian industry by the delay in voting for revision. The traders of Seramg petitioned the cham bers in the same sense. The wildest ru mors got afloat and almost created a panic. It was said and even published that German troops would enter Bel gium to re-establish order. This report aroused patriotic indignation, but did not put an end to the strife. Nuinerons arrests were made with a view to coerc ing the strikers, but the men remained firm, and at length the majority of the chamber formally signified their will ingness to Support the Proposed Revision, and aid in affecting a substantial re form. Thursday the strike ended, and the Belgian workingmen are everywhere jubilant over their victory. Should there be any faltering on the part of the ministry on the chamber, the working men stand ready to come out again at the call of their leaders. OTTUMWA'S WINDFALL. Property Worth (80,0M Willed to the City by the Late Col. Ballingall. OTTUMWA, Iowa, May 22.—The sensa tion of the season here was the disclos ure of the will of the late Col. P. G. Ballingall, which waa filed Wednesday. It gives the bulk of his property to the city. The Ballingall hotel property, the Magnolia restaurant and the acre of ground upon which it is located, the pickle factory, and also the grounds on which the coal palace now stands. This bequest is tc be held as a trust fund. The trustees are to see that the Ballin gall hotel is perpetuated as a hotel for- of $8,000 is to be created for the libranr association exclusive, and thereafter all proceeds from the bequest and from the sinking fund of $20,000 shall go to the following: One-fifth to the library association, one-fourth to the poor and needy of the city, one-fourth to the various societies of the city, and one-fourth to a fund for the erection of a foundlings hospital. To the library association is bequeathed besides the $20,000 already mentioned, the second lot of Sunken park for a site for a library building, if the society shall build one. One of the lots is also leased to some one who will keep a con servatory of flowers. The rest of the park is to be used as a city park and maintained as such. The bequest is (80,000. The executors named in the will are Mrs. John S. Phillips, A. G. Harrold and C. A. Walsh. To his sis ters, Mrs. Phillips and Sirs. Thomas, and his brother, David Hodge, gives certain real estate worth $10,000 re spectively. THE MONEY MISSING. A Package Containing 913,000 Stolen From the Northern Pacific Express. ASHLAND, Wis., May 22.—A special to The Daily News gives an account of a $12,000 Northern Pacific express robbery on the line between Chippewa Falls and Abbotstford. On Monday a large sum of money was sent by express from Chippewa Falls consigned to the bank at Phillips. At Abbottsford the safe was taken out of the car and delivered to the agent for transfer to the agent running north on the Ashland line, Phillips being about half way between Abbottsford and Ashland. When the agent went to check it out to the receiv ing messenger next morning a package containing $12,000 in currency was missing. The safe had not been tam pered with, indicating that it had been opened by some one who had a key, but there is no clue whatever to the robber. Express company officials and detec tives are at Abbottsfsrd endeavoring to trace the robber, but there are as yet no developments to implicate any one. BOYD IS CONFDENT. lie Considers His Fight for the Nebraska Governorship Already Won. CHICAGO, May 2.—"I'm not worrying one bit," said Governor Boyd, of Ne braska, at the Grand Pacific. "I have the best of the battle and will be Nebraska's ruler in a few months. The case has reached the supreme court, but will not be called no until October. In the meantime ex-Attorney General Gar land, who is my councillor, will prepare all the necessary facts.r "Will yon win?" "Just as sure as I am .heie. Gen. Garland says that my case is practically won now. and I don't know of much better authority. The Republicans claim that I am a subject of Queen Vic toria. If I am it will be the first in stance where one of her subjects was the governor of a state for three months." WRECK AND RUIN. Tracks of Desolation Mark the Path of tko Ray's Terrible Fires and Winds Eleven Squares in the City of Hons* ton, Tex., Laid in Ashes. Loss 9800,000. Terrible Cyclone In Mexico, Mo. Fifty Residences Destroyed—Many People Killed or Injured. HOUSTON, Tex., May 22.—Fire which started in the mill of the Phoenix Lum ber company, swept five blocks of lum ber yards and six blocks of residences, together with St. Patrick's church. The water supply was totally inadequate, and the Galveston fire department was called upon. The loss is at least $300,000 with partial insurance. THE WILD WIND'S WCSK. A Terrible Cyclone Passes Over Adrian County, Missouri. MEXICO, Mo., May 2a.—A cyclone swept through Audrian county at an early hour of the morning, devastating a strip twelve miles long and a mile broad. Several persons were killed and over a hundred wounded. The number of wrecked dwellings has not yet been ascertained, but over fifty have been re ported. In every case the destruction has been complete, and in many cases the unfortuuate victims lose home, crops, farming implements and live stock. All the physicians of this city are attending to the injured and call's for assistance have been sent out to the surrounding towns. Partial List of Casualties. One of the first residences in the line of the storm was that cf W. E. Morris. The entire family of six were badly in jured and buried in the ruins of the house. At E. B. Morey's seven persons were injured, two of them fatally. Mr. Yostmeyer was killed and his wife and three children dangerously injured. Gus Kunkel was blown against a wagon and killed. John Crane was caught in his wagon and killed. The names of the dead so far as obtained are: John Crane, William Rogers, B. Kunkel, Emily Seal, Gertie Fletcher, William Yostmeyer. Valuable Shops Burned. ALBANY, N. Y., May 22.—The black smith and machine shops of the New York Central railroad at West Albany were destroyed by an incendiary firs early in the morning. Much valuable machinery was lost. The flames were prevented from spreading to the other buildings only by the most vigorous work on the part of the firemen. The loss is about $200,000 well insured. The buildings uestroyed were the most im portant in the whole plant, and their loss will cause serious inconvenience. Two hundred men were employed in them. Redmen Lose Their Lives. DCLUTH, Minn., May 22.—News was received here that two well known In dian guides, Pete Morrison and Jackson Caribon, were drowned in North lake while endeavoring to rescue a French man from drowning. The Indians were drunk at the time the accident occurred and upset their canoe in endeavoring to pull the Frenchman aboard. The French man swam ashore. Sioux City's Oil Mil Burned. Sioux CITY, Iowa, May 22. -The Hub bard & Gere linseed oil mill has been totally destroyed by fire. There were 30,000 bushels of grain stored in the ele vator. Loss, $125,000, fully covered by insurance. Three Circus Men Killed. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., May 22.—The circus train of the Lemen Bros, was wrecked in the yards of the Santa Fe. Three showmen were fatally injured, two cars demolished and a pair of lions killed. Injured by Dynamite. WINNIPEG, May 22.—Three men, Michael Morrissey, Ogden Hall and Henry Fritz were terribly injured at Rainy River by an explosion of dyna mite. Col. Uonan Doesn't Deny. FARGO, N. D., May 22.—Col. Donan has returned from a Kentucky trip. He declined to be interviewed in regard to the alleged interview in The Chicago Tribune, but laughingly said: "No, I did not kill The Tribune reporter as I came back. I never deny anything newspapers or newspaper men say about me. Everybody knows they never make any mistakes. If twelve year's talking and writing about Dakota and Dakotans have not made my sentiments known, nothing I could say now would do so. That interview ought to please that Grand Forks' Farmer's alliance that denounced me for saying too many favorable things about North Dakota." Blackmailed Ex-Governor Bamsey. ST. PAUL. May 22.—The fact has be come public that ex-Governor Ramsey has for some time been the victim of an unscrupulous man named Nichols, who was formerly his coachman. This *n«»i has been demanding money in small sums from the governor for nearly two years. To avoid any unpleasantness, Mr. Rainsey acceded to nis demands but finally placed the matter in the hands of Judge Flandrau. who obtained a confession from Nichols that he had been blackmailing the governor. Later he began renewing his demands and Mr. Ramsey has taken steps to put a 8top to it. Girl Tramps In Overalls. ST. PAUL, May 22.—A week ago the two daughters of Theodore Zieger, a farmer of Osceola county, Iowa, became tired of farm life and left home attired in boy's clothing. They dressed them selves in suits of overalling, and cutting their hair they came to St. Paul, where they were found by their father Wed nesday afternoon. They had but $10 in their possession when thev first reached the city. Klectloa Day In Greece. Election day Is an exciting one In Greece. The last one waa especially so in Athens. The people were to vote for members of parliament The election occurs every four years. For a week previous to the polling all the men and boys were parading the streets, headed by a band. The Greeks are blessed with most powerful lungs, and their shouta of "Viva!" fairly drowned the braying of the donkeys. The interest was so in tense that the young children shared it, and an American lady, passing a "mite of a boy" on the street, who was escort ing a little girl home from school, gal lantly carrying her books, heard him ask her if she had a vote! The voting takes place in the churches on Sunday, consequently the customary service is dispensed with. In the church to which an American gentleman suc ceeded in finding access there were ranged round the church forty-two boxes, that being the number of the candidates. These boxes W6re something the shape of a tea box, one half painted white, with "Yes" on it, and the other half black, with "No" on it. Tin tubes projected from the front outward. Looking through these tubes one could see that the boxes were divided into two compartments. Beside each box stood a representative of the candi date, and over the box appeared the candidate's picture. Each voter, as he entered the church, had his name and address registered, and a check given him. The above mentioned representa tive then gave the voter a bullet, or vote, made of lead. Formerly the dishonest voter would Blip another bullet up his coat sleeve, and as he raised his arm to the tube the bullet would roll down, and two votes instead of one be cast but the repre sentative now watches to prevent cheat ing. Negative votes as well as affirma tive must also be cast that is, if a voter objects to a candidate, he must cast a negative bullet. The voter, of course, casts one vote at each box, or forty-two in all.—Cor. Yonth'B Companion. The Chinaman's Purchase. The Chinese are not supposed to have much talent or liking for humor, but a little story related by the author of "Three Years in Western China" shows that they are not altogether deficient in that respect: Several of my followers were opium smokers, and one of my bearers had con tracted a great craving for the drug. He was somewhat disreputable in appear ance, but a willing worker. His bag gage consisted of the clothes on his back and a small bundle containing his opium pipe and the necessary paraphernalia for smoking. On leaving a certain village 1 noticed that the bundle had assumed larger di mensions, but my speculations as to its contents proved to be wide of the mark. A few miles to the west of Yang-lin a halt was called for rest, and the cakes on the roadside stall were quickly bought and devoured. The opium smoker, meanwhile, sat apart on the edge of the Btone road. "How is it that you are all eating and drinking," said he to one of his comrades, "and I haven't a single cash to follow your example?" The other man pnt his thumb to his mouth, and pretending to inhale, pro nounced the single word, "Opium," at which the smoker smiled and waa silent On the following day we were sud denly overtaken byasharp rainstorm, and when the other bearers were search ing for shelter the smoker solemnly pro duced his bundle, gravely undid the cover, and proceeded to unfold and pnt on a first class waterproof coat which he had wisely purchased in the village to which we have referred. The astonish ment on the other men's faces and the look of triumph in which the smoker indulged were a study. The First Horse Car. It was in 183t that I devised the first street car, or omnibus, as it was then called. This car waa composed of an ex tension to a coach body, with seats lengthwise instead of crosswise. On the outside of the vehicle was printed "Om nibus," in large letters. People would stand and look at this word and wonder what it meant. 'Who is Mr. Omnibus?" many of them would inquire. I had a shop of my own at this time, and thero I built the first horse car. It was run for the first time in 1832, from Prince street in the Bowery, to Fourteenth street This car had three compartments of ten 6eats each, entrance being had from the sides. On the top there were also three rows of seats, facing back and front, seating thirty persons.—John Stephen son in Ladies' Home Journal. Salvation Arniy and the Crusades. It is obvious that if we would find any analogy for the growth and force of this movement of the Salvation Army, we must go back to the enthusiasm exerted by the preaching of the Crusades, to the work of Francis and Dominic in founding the mendicant orders, to the Protestant Reformation, to the preaching of George Fox, or to the growth of Wesleyanism at the close of the last century. Further, no attentive student of early church history can fail to see many striking points of analogy between the methods adopted and the results achieved by the Salvation Army and those which aston ished and disgusted the pagan world in the rapid success attained by the early missionaries of the Christian church.— Archdeacon Farrar in Harpers. ?, Kebuchadneuar'a uovnicy. In the Egyptian and Assyrian gallery of the British museum, and in close con tiguity to the Hittite monument and the bronze gates of ShaJmanezer, there is an object of more than ordinary interest— a bronze doorstep from the great temple of E-Saggil at Borsippa, a suburb or di vision of Babylon. The doorstep has not only the name of Nebuchadnezzar in scribed upon it, but also mentions his health or restoration to health. From this it is presumed to havo been a votive offering.—St. Louis Republic. PARTY. Active Political Organization Decided on by the Convention at Cincinnati. The Convention Enlivened by a Little Side Issne Over the Prohibi tion Qidtloi. Tlctory In 1808 Prophesied by Senator Pelfer—Synopsis of His Address. Cincinnati, May 81.—The convention has decided to form the People's Party •f the United States. CINCINNATI, Ohio, May 21.—The Na tional Union perfected its organization by the election of Senator Pelfer, of Kansas, as permanent chairman. Va rious committees were appointed before adjournment for the day. As had been expected, the committee on platform of the conference SU-urk Snag'. The body utet and organized by the se lection of Ignatius Donnelly, of Minne sota, as chairman, and Robert Schilling, of Milwaukee, secretary. At the very outset the question was raised as to whether a platform was to be con structed for a bran new party, or whether it was simply intended to issue a declaration of principles without any united movement at the back. Debate pro and con waxed fast and furious. Gen. Weaver leading the opposition to the third party movement, and when at 3 a. m. the members of the committee, worn out and sleepy, agreed to adjourn, the questiou was Still Undetermined, and not the first line of the platform bad been framed. There was a delay of an hour in getting the delegates together in Music hall in tli morning. The large attendance had been further added to by the arrival during the night of belated delegates from the West, Northwest and South to a total of 100 or more. Prominent among the new faces, was that of ex Senator Van Wyck, of Nebraska, who went into the farmers' movement after leaving the senate four years ago. Prior to the opening of the session there was a conference between representa tives of the various elements regarding the baptismal Name of the New Party, in case it should be born. The recom mendations were numerous. Some favored "The National Party." Others thought "The National Union "would be a captivating name. "The People's Party" found supporters, and several argued that" The Independent Party would obviate the charge that it was a class organization. It was also argued that it woul be a fatal mistake to adopt as a title "The Union Labor Party" as it had a tendency to array the agricul turists against the toilers of the cities. No definite decision was, however, ar rived at. It was after 10 o'clock when the con vention was called to order. Ex-Con gressman and Rev. Dr. Gilbert Dela mater offered a fervent supplication for divine aid and support for the new movement, which was punctuated by Numerous "Aniens" from the audience. After this it waa determined that, although the expense of organizing and holdimr the conven tion had been less than $500. there was, nevertheless a deficiency in the treasury, and so an hour or more was occupied in taking up a hat collection, while the venerable Greenbacker, Jesse Harper, of Illinois, made one of his character istic side addresses. The report of the committee on credentials was next pre sented. Kansas headed the list with 411, Ohio second with 317, Indiana had 154, Illinois 88, Kentucky 50, Nebraska M, Minnesota 30, Texas 26,.Wisconsin 21, Missouri 73. The First Exciting Eplsldx of the day was precipitated by an invi tation to the delegates from the local committee to be the guests of the latter at lunch during recess, the speaker who extended the invitation being under stood to say that they would be taken to a brew house and given something to eat and "something else." This aroused a delegate from Wisconsin to energetic protest, and His Protest Roused a Storm, come members applauding and others hissing. The uproar continued several minutes. Finally Mrs. Helen Gougar secured recognition and repudiated any connection with a convention which permitted a rum seller to act a8 chair man of its mass meeting. There were mingled cheers and hisses as Mrs. Gougar retired frcm the platform, but the scene was cut short by the present ation of the report of the committee on permanent organization naming Hon. W. A. Peffer for president. The new senator from Kansas, who was given a hearty reception, made an energetic address. Pefl'er's Address. He said that they were upon the eve of an epoch that was more important to the people of this country and the world than anything that had tranbpired in a century. They were there to take hold of, to undermine, to dispose of forever, the power that had in its hands, not only his home and theirs, but the homes of 50 per cent, of the people of the entire world. They might be divided on many questions, but they were united on one, that the money power must be over thrown, and to that end the people were gathering strength like a torrent sweep ing down the mountain side. He urged them to keep in the middle of the road and not to insist upon isms that would lead them into by-ways. They were not there to be tails to either the Democi atic or the Republican party Kites, out tney were the great army of the people, the people with the votes, with brains, and the courage, and they meant to Capture the Country In 1808. Upon concluding his address Senator Pfeffer was presented with a basket of flowers in behalf of the Kansas delega tion by Mrs. Marion Todd, of Chicago. A long debate was occasioned by the report of the committee on rules and order, mainly directed to the question whether each state should vote as a unit or whether each delegate should be entitled to a voice. The latter method was decided upon by a large maioritv. CURIOUSLY MIXED CASE. A Mew York Kloper Said te We an Mm hastier far 930,0m. NEW YORK, May 21.—Miss Mary M. McNamara, the young woman who has hitherto been known to the world as the companion of the flight of Oscar Clapp, who left a wife and family at White Plains, and a lucrative position with Messrs Annan 6s Co., the wealthy grain merchants,on account of his infatuation for the Fordliam school mistress, yester day called on Howe & Hummel, the well known lawyers, and told them that Oscar Clapp had induced her to marry him two years ago. She produced a marriage certificate that was perfectly regular, and said she wished to begin an action for the annulment of the mar riage. Sne said she did not know that Clapp waa a married man until some time after her marriage to him. Sho then went to his brother, John F.Clapp, who is a lawyer, and told him her atorv. He sent for Oscar and told him the only thing for him to do under the circum stances was to get right away from New York. That is the reason they left so suddenly. She says the reason they came back is that they were shadowed by de tectives, who ordered Clapp to return to New York. Clanp, she says, confessed to her that he had been stealing money from Annan & Co. for a number of years, he taking in that time about $30,000. This was the reason he was followed by detectivcs. A member of the firm of Annan & Co. waa seen by a reporter, but refused to admit that Clapp had actually embez zled moneys of the firm. He would not directly deny it either. WISCONSIN GERMAN CATHOLICS. Considerable Attention Given to the Bennett Law at the La Crosse Meeting. LA CKOSSE, Wis., May 21.—The fore noon session of the German Catholic societies was largely devoted to speech making. Bishop Cotter celebrated pon tifical mass and Archbishop Katzer de livered the sermon. He alluded to the. great political work of the church last fall, and exorted continued resistance of assaults on liberty of conscience. He alluded to the Dodge Jaw, sayipg it was an error that would be corrected at the proper time. President Katzer, In his address, said the political question of last year was settled for many years to come, but also advised continued watch fulness in that direction. In the afternoon the usual commit tees were appointed. The report of the anti-Bennett law campaign committee was read. Thanks are given to the of ficers and to all who aided in the efforts to suppress the infamous Bennett law. We are proud of the success obtained by our 90,000 voters and their Lutheran allies as exemplified by the election of the entire Democratic ticket. A jubilee meeting was held in the evening. BURIED IN A 8EWER. Caving Earth at Providence, R. I., Causes Death to Four Italians. PROVIDENCE, R. I., May 21.—At 2 o'clock p. m. a portion of sections 5 and 6 of the Elmwood improved sewerage division near the old railroad bridge on Broad street caved in. Eleven men were hurled into the pit about twenty six feet, of whom seven were rescued and four are still in the rains. They were all Italians. The sewer is being constructed by Emerson A Lidgell, win Charles Blackmer as inspector of con struction. The cause of the terrible ac cident is due tc the failure of the work men to straighten the braces that held no the side supports of the frame work. There is much excitement about the place and there is no donbt that the four men still bnried are dead, as they have been bnried too long to nave sur vived. WELCOME MOISTURE. Ball Falls Throughout the Northwest That Is Worth a Mint of Money. ST. PAUL, May 21.—A welcome rain has broken what promised to be a ser ious drouth if much longer continued. The rain was general over Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and the Dakotaa, though heavier in some portions than others. The Missouri slope received probably the greatest amount of moist ure. Not the least benefit Ins been the squelching of the forest fires that have been raging in the northern portion of this state and Wisconsin. The rain has been worth a mint of money to the Northwest and farmers and business men are correspondingly elated. RETURNED WITH THE PRISONERS. Man Indicted for the Murder of Pew Tails Drought in by Officers. STURGIS, S. D., May 21.—Sheriff Beav er and United States Marshal Mat tliiesen have returned with Pete and Nela Culbertson, Alvin Marvin and James Jults, indicted for killing the In dian Few Tails. The other Culbertson will come in and stand trial soon as word reaches him that he has been in dicted. The prisoners made no resist annce when the officers found them. They were very reticent, but express the belief that they will have no trouble to justify the killing of Few Tails. They will be held until the fall term of the circuit court. SISTERS REINSTATED. Secretary Noble Directs That Two Cath olic Teachers be Restored. WASHINGTON, May 21.—Secretary No ble has directed the Commissioner of Indian affairs to restore Sisters A ngalln O'Callahan and Vincentia Coughlin to their former duties as teachers in gov ernment schools in the Menomonie res ervation in Wisconsin. The superin tendent and matron of the school were not restored. It is understood that this action was based on the conclusion reached by Inspector Cuney who in vestigated the trouble, but whose re port cannot at present be made public. Brevities. South Dakota Sons of Veterans are in annual encampment at Pierre. A dispatch from Simla says that th Manipurs who killed Chief Commis sioner Quinton have confessed and been sentenced to death. the «nu»ty election at Northern Pacific Junction, Minn., the auestion of bonding the county for 425, 00$ to build roads and bridges was car ried practically almost nnanimouslv.