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Made Toward Settlement
of Ruiz' Case
An Important Cuban Conference Will
Be Held Next Week—Sherman
Approves the Plana
Associated Press Special Wire.
NEW TORK, May 27.—A dispatch to
the Journal from Havana, via Key West,
says: The Congosto-Lee commission of
Inquiry into the Ruiz case has so far
accomplished nothing. When the Con
sul-General, accompanied by Commis
sioner Calhoun and Secretary Fish
back, went over to Guanabacoa, they
found that everything had been cut and
dried by Commissioner Congoeto and his
©panish coadjutors there. The prison
ers, political and criminal, ln the Jail
where Ruiz met his death, who are usu
ally kept ln close confinement, were
walking about the yard, promptly lined
up, anxious, apparently, to earn the
pardons reported to have been promised
them to perjure themselves ln Spain's
favor if called to the witness stand by
any member of the commission. Congoe
to wished to pass lightly over the orig
inal and principal points raised by the
Americans, to the effect that whatever
might be the manner ln which Ruiz met
his death, his end came while illegally
and secretly held incommunicado ln a
military prison, beyond the limit speci
fied by tho treaty and, therefore, in vio
lation of the same, and make the sec
ondary question, that of his Illegal as
sassination, the whole Issue.
Supported by Calhoun, Lee opposed
this, the discussion with Congosto and
hie) counsel becoming quite heated before
the meeting was closed.
After returning to Havana, Lee and
Calhoun sent a note to Congosto demand
ing that the original evidence taken by
civil as well as military authorities ln
the Ruiz case, including the written dec
larations of witnesses called ln such pre
liminary proceedings, be supplied to
Secretary Fish back for translation into
English, for examination by counsel be
fore the next meeting of the commission.
Congosto replied that all these original
documents had gone to Madrid some time
ago. Since this response came, however,
by mutual agreement, certified copies
have been accepted and are under exam
ination. But there is nothing but the
assurance of Judge Vldal and other
Spanish court officials to show that these
papers supplied are genuine and ver
batim extracts from the records; for the
Americans have been offered no oppor
tunity to personally examine the
It is believed ln view of all this that
Lee and Calhoun will not ask to have
any other witness summoned or put
any cross-questions to others that Con
ge sto may call, the documentary evi
dence on hand being regarded as quite
sufficient, after exceptions be noted, to
justify the American contention as to
flagrant violation of the treaty, and
warrant Lee's original assertion that
the prisoner died from harsh treatment
while illegally Incommunicado.
Calhoun will linger here until Thurs
day of next week and return per di
rect New York steamer.
Havana's new Governor, the Marquis
de Palmerola, is determined that no
harm shall come to McKinley's com
missioner. As a precaution Police In
spector Escanta and half a dozen se
cret service men In citizens' clothes dog
Calhoun's footsteps all day long and
watch his hotel at night.
People seen talking with him are like
wise spotted, their names obtained and
the gist of their conversation, if these
government spies be able to catch It,
reported at once to the palace. Many
members of this special detective force
understand English and they appear
especially alert when any Cuban resi
dent or American newspaper corre
spondent is seen to approach Calhoun.
HAVANA, May 27.—Spanish officials
ridicule the allegations setting forth
that the lives of the United States con
suls are ln danger, and they point to the
fact that W. J. Calhoun, the United
States commissioner, who is investigat
ing the death of Dr. Ruiz; Gen. Fitzhugh
Lee, the United States consul-general,
and Dr. Jose Congosta, the Spanish con
sul at Philadelphia, were entertained
last night as special guests of the Mili
tary club of this city. There, Ihe Span
lard adds, the United States ofntials
were the object of distinguished and
courteous attention at the hands of the
prominent Spanish civil and military
officials present.
HAVANA, May 27.—El Dlario de la
Marina, ln a leading editorial, says: We
see ln the American newspapers evi
dence that there are certain social
classes ln the United States not sufll
clently alive to the importance of the
advice, "Don't monkey with the lion's
These classes are remarkable for the
eagerness with which they usurp Jur
lsaictlon in affairs which, like the Cuban
war, are exclusively the affairs of Spain.
The persistence with which they are
recognizing the belligerency of the in
surgents is crazy and ridiculous. The
Important Conservative Interests of the
United States should not forget that the
patience of Spain may soon become ex
hausted. The Spanish government has
given abundant proofs of its good-will
by ignoring the many inconveniences
that have been caused by resolutions
in Congress. Those Interests ought to
be thankful to us for our abnegation.
We have suffered. But ln case the sword
should be unsheathed Spain would cer
tainly not be the heaviest loser ln the
Spain has sent two hundred thousand
soldiers to settle a domestic difficulty.
What would she not do in the event of
a foreign war with the nation which
for a century, has abused our patience
by ignoring Spanish honor and chiv
alry?, President McKinley did consider
this carefully, and If he is to deal with
us,as. enemies, let him take the advice
of an enemy and no longer trifle with
HAVANA, May 27.—1t Is officially an
nounced that a Spanish force under
General Godoy and Colonel Strueh, act
ing ln conjunction with the gunboat
Armenrarlez, has inflicted a severe lose
upon the Insurgents in the vicinity of
the river Gayagualeje, Puerto Principe,
Plnar del Rio. The Spaniards engaged
the enemy at Sieneraa Animas, El Cuzco
and Brujo,destroying a number of ships,
capturing ten boats, a quantity of arms
and 3000 cartridges. The insurgents left
seventy-seven killed and are reported to
have carried away the bodies of many.
Tbe Spanish forces, It appears, lost five
men killed and had twenty-seven
PHILADELPHIA, May 27.—1t is defi
nitely settled that the most important
conference yet held in America ln con
nection with the Cuban cause will as
semble ln Philadelphia some time next
week. Gen. Palma will preside. WltW
him will be Quesada, the charge d'af
faires. They are coming here, it is said,
to prepare plans that may meet with the
entire approbation of the administra
tion at Washington. It Is said that as
soon as Senator Sherman became sec
retary of state he sent for Quesada.
That Interview has had more to do with
the coming conference than any one
thing that has occurred ln Cuban affairs
since the Inauguration of the war two
years ago.
NEW YORK, May 27.—A copyrighted
dispatch from Havana to the Journal
and Advertiser says: La Union Consti
tutional (Conservative) prints extracts
from an article ln El Dlaro of Barce
lona, which maintains that the best
solution of the Cuban question is for
Spain to sell the Island to the United
States and avert further sacrifice of men
and money.
The Whole Mohammedan Religious
World Denounces the Restora
tion of Thessaly
LONDON, May 27.—The Daily Mall's
correspondent at Constantinople says:
The porte has replied to the note of
the powers, and consents to negotiate
for peace, provided the Greek com
manders first sign an armistice.
The correspondent of the Standard at
Constantinople says: The Immediate
entourage of the sultan favors restor
ing Thessaly to Greece. The Turkish
foreign minister has spoken on the sub
ject in a conciliatory tone to the Baron
dl Callce, the Austro-Hungarian am
bassador, asking only a little delay, ln
order that" public excitement may sub
On the other hand the whole official
and religious world, including the Shelk
ul-Islam, denounces the Idea of restora
tion, while every military measure
points to retention. JSven those who had
supposed that the sultan was manufac
turing the excitement ln order to exact
better terms from the powers, are be
ginning to think he has gone too far
and lost control of the situation.
Russia does not conceal her extreme
Irritation at the Germain policy, which
is so openly and persistently directed
against Russia that many Turks accuse
Germany of deliberately plotting to pro
duce a rupture between the two coun
A dispatch to the Post from Constan
tinople says the Turkish government
has given orders for the forwarding of
thirty battalions from Syria for service
on the Servian and Bulgarian frontier,
and that six transports sailed yesterday
(Thursday) under sealed orders.
The correspondent of the Times at
Athens says: The dispatch which the
government has received from repre
sentatives of Greece abroad all Indi
cate that the peace negotiations have
taken a turn more favorable to Greece.
Turkey's proposal to occupy Thessaly
no longer receives consideration, owing
to England's attitude, while the pro
posal to abolish the capitulations ln the
case of Greek citizens in Turkey is re
jected and the suggested extradition
treaty Is .apparently set aside.
The powers have fixed six million
pounds as the highest limit of indemnity
and will allow only such a strategic al
teration of the frontier as will not In
volve the subjects of any inhabited dis
tricts to Turkish rule.
The correspondent of the Times at
Salonica, telegraphing Wednesday,
says: I have Just arrived here, after
passing through Larissa, Elassona and
Sorovltch. En route there is a steady
forward march of reinforcements along
all the roads. The force under Edhem
Pasha's command must now be close
on 200,000 men.
A dispatch to the Times from Con
stantinople says: The attitude of the
grand vizier is the subject of much
comment. He was regarded as merely
the instrument of the sultan, but now
he shows unexpected vigor as an ad
vocate of an exacting policy toward
.Greece. The reply of the porte delivered
this evening (Thursday), confirms the
report that It would not discuss the con
ditions of peace.
ATHENS, May 27.—The Greek Gov
ernment has sent a memorandum to the
Powers protesting against the indem
nity demanded by Turkey, also against
the proposal of the rectification of the
Greek frontier.
It is reported that the Turks have
confiscated 12,500 bushels of wheat at
Volo and that the Turkish commander
has issued a proclamation calling upon
the peasants to return and gather the
harvest or their crops will be confis
Advices from Lamia today say fresh
panics prevailed there. The people are
fleeing from the city and deserting their
children. .
Ohio Silver Republicans
COLUMBUS, 0., May 27.—The state
conference of silver Republicans met
today. Allen W. Thurman of this city,
Democratic candidate for governor, and
Gen. A. J. Warner of Marietta, were
among those present. A.resolution was
adopted providing for the organisation
of a state central committee and giving
it authority to decide whether an inde
pendent ticket should be nominated or
the candidates on some other ticket In
Freight and Passenger in
An Indescibable Ruin Composed of
Engines, Cars, Station and Bodies
of Mangled Men
Associated Press Special Wire.
BOISE, Idaho, May 277.—A special to
the Statesman from Pocatello says: The
most disastrous wreck ln the history of
ths Short Line railroad occurred at
American Falls at 4:30 oclock this morn
ing. A runaway freight crashed into
the westbound passenger. Nine men
were killed outright, and eight others
seriously injured. Both engines were
demolished, the station buildings shat
tered to pieces and 18 or 20 cars smashed.
The dead are:
C. W. Shields, residence unkonwn.
D. L. Thompson of Dayton, Wash.
John R. Cooper of WellevlUe, Utah.
J. Steffan ot Dillon, Mont.
Five unknown men.
Excepting Cooper, these men were
beating their way on the train. Most
of them were sheep shearers. Cooper
was Just about to take the passenger
going west. The seriously Injured are:
G. W. Brennan of Pearl, Idaho, leg
broken and scalp wound.
F. D. Springer, of Dayton, Wash., leg
•and ribs broken.
John Bogan, of Brigham, Utah, leg
W. Connelly of Great Barrlngton,
Mass., frightfully crushed about the
lower part of the stomach.
John Peters, residence unknown, leg
George Moore, engineer of freight,
compound fracture of the leg, which will
necessitate amputation.
R. J. Cosgrove, fireman of the freight,
leg broken.
E. C. Heckman, engineer of the pas
senger, back Injured.
All these were also trespassers on the
train except Brennan and the trainmen.
Brennan was on the passenger, and
had stepped on the platform for a breath
of fresh air. Connelly was so seriously
Injured that the doctorsdid not think he
would live to get to the hospital. There
is no blame attached to anyone for the
wreck.' The westbound passenger had
pulled into American Falls and was
standing at Its accustomed place, wait
ing for the freight to pass it on the side
track. American Falls station is situ
ated in a depression, and there is quite
an up-grade In both directions. The first
warning of any danger was when En
gineer Heckman heard the freight
whistle to back up. He at once reversed
his engine, but the rails were wet and
the grade heavy, and it was an instant
or two before the train responded, and
in that moment the freight thundered
around the curve and across the bridge,
going at the rate of sixty miles an hour.
The. passenger train hardly began to
mqve backward before the freight dash
ed into it.
Both engines were demolished and
the freight cars piled up one on the
other, Jamming In the side and demol
ishing one whole end of the station
building. Just as the engines met, En
gineer Heckman jumped and came to
the ground in the midst of flying timber
and debris.
John Cooper, Frank Burke and Night
Telegraph Operator Charles Goodwin
had been talking on the platform an in
stant before they saw the wild freight
coming. Cooper ran Into the depot and
was killed instantly. Burke and Good
win ran out behind the building and es
caped. Brennan, who was on the plat
form at the same time, was burled in the
wreck. The station building was demol
ished to the partition between the depot
and the private rooms where Agent St.
Clair and his wife and three children
were asleep. The dead and mangled
bodies of two of the killed were hurled
against this partition, beams were
forced through it and over the bed oc
cupied by the children, but miraculous
ly not one of them was injured, although
the room was twisted and shattered al
most to fragments. The freight had
run away on the hill west of American
Falls. It Is thought that some of the
sheep-shearers or hobos had cut oft the
air. The air brakes would not work,
and on the hill the train was found to
be unmanageable. Conductor Cook and
Brakemen Davis and Westrdn were on
top setting the brakes and Fireman Cos
grove had climbed back to help set the
brakes, but they proved of no avail. The
train shot down the grade and across
the bride into the passenger train.
The nerve of Engineer Hetfkman In re
maining at his post and reversing his
engine saved the lives of dozens of his
passengers as well as.of the family of
the station agent sleeping ln the build
ing. The wreck presented a scene o£
indescribable destruction. The cut lr.
front of the station arjl the spot where
the station stood were piled high with
broken cars, demolished station and the
shattered engines. The ties were torn
up and telegraph poles were down in th?
The dead were recovered and the in
jured cared for as rapidly as possible,
and at 11 oclock a special left the Falls
with the wounded for the hospital at
Salt Lake.
A Welcome Rain
ASHLAND, Wis., May 27.r-The North
ern Grain Mercantile Company's mill
and also residences, and boat houses ad
joining burned this morning. Seven cars,
two loaded with grain, were burned and
a portion of the Wisconsin Central's
viaduct was ruined. The Are was threat
ening a large section ot the city when
a driving rain set ln and quenched the
flames. Lose $150,000.
Secret Orders
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 27.—Presi
dent Angell has left for Washington in
obedience to a telegram received from
the State Department. The summons
was entirely unexpected and its nature
unknown. . •
It le. rumored that Dr.'Angell will be
ordered to depart for Turkey sooner
than he expected, probably within a
few days.
Vermont Lawyers Enjoy a Very Prof-
itable Business
I WASHINGTON, May 27.—1n response
to a resolution of inquiry, the attorney
general today sent to the senate the
correspondence relating to the Illegal
entry of Chinese Into the United States
The documents Inclosed cover the smug
gling of Chinese at the ports of Platts
burg, N. Y„ and St. Albans, Newport
and other ports ln Vermont, on the pre
tense that the Immigrant Chinese are
natives and therefore citizens of the
United States.
A plan of procedure to to have Chinese
at the place of entry ewear they are the
fathers of Immigrants and that the
"sons" were born ln the United States.
This oath, under the law, Insures the
release of any Chinese arrested for vio
lating the Immigration law. In a letter
from District Attorney Pitcher, dated
Oswego N. Y„ he says the practice of
Importing Chinese after this manner
has long been ln practice at St. Albans
and other places in Vermont. He says
there are attorneys regularly engaged
in assisting Chinese immigrants to
evade the law, and some of them in
Vermont are making from $5000 to $20,
--000 a year ln this manner.
He adds that he has no doubt that the
Chinese come uTider a stipulation to
pay the lawyers a stated compensation.
San Francisco is almost always given
as the place of birth and it is impossible
to discredit the evidence.
District Attorney Senter of Vermont,
In a letter, strenuously denies the report
of a combination to promote this class
of immigration in order to Increase the
fees of Federal officials, and says he is
anxious to find a means of putting a
stop to it.
Fifty Thousand Men Promise a Bitter
PITTSBURG, May 27.—The national
executive board of the United Mine
Workers of America has decided to or
der a general strike throughout Penn
sylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, to
secure the 69-cent rate for mining. The
order is expected to be ln the hands of
the workmen within a very few days.
More than 50,000 miners will be affected
by the order, and a desperate struggle
between the men and operators will re
The order, It is said, has been decided
upon because of the fact that thirteen
of the large coal companies In the Pitts
burg district have secured control of all
the lake front dockage.
The companies having succeeded in
getting control of the docks are Mark
A. Hanna & Co., Cuddy, Miller & Co.,
the W. L. Scott mines, Ohio and Penn
sylvania Coal company, Loon Roll Coal
company, Osborne, Sager & Co., Mor
gan, Moore & Bain, Plckands, Mather
& Co., W. H. Ben, Robbins Coal com
pany, Pittsburg and Chicago Coal com
pany and the New York and Cleveland
Gas company. It Is claimed by» the
mine officials that trade has been so
licited at the 54-cent rate.
A Ranch Cook Substitutes Arsenic for
Baking Powder
OAKLAND, May 27—Fred Beeson,
an employe on the rancji of Harry Mors.;
at Sunol, used arsenic instead of baking
powder In making a batch of bread to
day. Beeson is dead and one other Is
dying and several others are dangerous
ly ill. Beeson was a new hand on the
ranch. Today it was found necessary
to secure a cook and Beenson was asked
if he could All the position. He said he
could do plain cooking. He was put to
work in the kitchen and his first work
was to bake up a batch of bread and
biscuits. When looking around the
kitchen for soda he found some white
powder ln a baking powder can. He as
sumed it was baking powder and added
three heaping teaspoonsful to the dough.
Beeson set aside some of the dough for
biscuits and then baked a batch of
The dinner was served and Beeson
and one other man partook heartily of
the biscuits. The others ate more spar
ingly, with the result stated above. An
Investigation proved that the powder
used was arsenic.
Tollgate Troubles
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 27.—Company
E, Kentucky state guards, fifty Mrong,
acting under the orders of Governor
Bradley, left here on a special train at
8:30 oclock tonight for Owingsvllle. The
company will reach Owingsvllle about
midnight. The company was ordered
out by request of Sheriff Lane of Bath
county, who, It is reported', had informa
tion that a strong" mob of tollgate raid
ers would try to take Johnston, their
captured chief, from the Owingeville
Jail tonight. Failing- in this, it is re
ported that the raiders will attempt to
take Johnston from the hands of the
court during his trial tomorrow.
Prospectors Safe
SAN DIEGO, May 27.—A telegram
from Salton today states thaJ: Kerr and
Anderson, the missing prospectors, who
were thought by their partner, Dletrick.
to have perished on the desert, are safe
at Fish Springs, a few miles from Sal
ton, on the desert. It appears that the
trail which Dletrick thought was theirs,
and which led out on the desert, was an
old one. They lost they way when Dlet
rick first missed them and went back to
Fish Springs, supposing they would
find him there. He, however, when he
gave them up for lost, nearly perished
before he reached Banner.
Reid Will Go
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 27.—Hon.
Whltelaw Reid paid a hurried visit to
the capital today, arriving here this
morning and taking his departure this
afternoon. During the day he called at
the White House and had lunch with the
president. Mr. Reld's visit was for the
purpose of talking over with Mr. Mc-
Kinley the proffer made to him yester
day of accepting the honor of special
ambassador of the United States at the
queen's Ju'ollee. Before leaving for
New York he accepted the mission and
will represent the United States on that
No More Fusion
SPOKANE. Wash.. May 27.—The
leaders of the Democratic party In this
state declare their intention to rescind
the fusion of the last campaign, re
organise the Democracy and conduct
future campaigns upon the Chicago
platform. The general meeting of the
Democratic committeemen has been
called to this end to meet at Spokane
June 14 th.
Report of Board of Aid for Colleges.
Winona Receives the Wished
for Indorsement
EAGLE LAKE, Ind., May 27.—The
main question of importance before the
assembly was that of the next place of
meeting;. It was decided upon grounds
which were quite new to general as
The interests of the American Sabbath
union occupied the time of the assem
bly during the first half hour, usually
devoted to devotional exercises.
Dr. Hathaway, president of the union,
presided and said the desecration of tho
Sabbath ln America had no parallel ln
A report was made by Dr. Withrow of
the committee on bills and overtures
concerning organic union with the
Southern Presbyterian church. The fol
lowing answer was made and adopted
by the assembly:
"We reiterate our readiness to tak;
active steps toward such union as soon
as the Lord, in His Providence, shall
open the way."
The regular order of the morning was
the report on the work of the board of
aid for colleges.
The report of the Board was present
ed by the Rev. Edward C. Ray, D.D.,
the Secretary, and is ln part as follows':
"At the beginning of the year the
Board resolved to cut administrative ex-
penses ten per cent. Involving appro
priations it allowed for a possible de
crease of six per cent in Its general
fund income. Administration expenses
were by careful management reduced
much more than the ten per cent Contem
plated. But near the close of the year
it appeared probable that the general
fund Income will b3 eleven per cent less
than in 1595-6, threatening a consider
able deficit. Kind friends, some new,
some lbng-time, and generous bene
factors made up the necessary amount.
The year closes with funds in hand to
pay all appropriations voted. Thirty
institutions had been aided. Six aided
the previous year were not aided this
year. One did not reopen, as indebted
ness, proximity to other Institutions, the
financial stringency and the inability
of this Board to give the very large aid
required, made a prosperous year im
possible. Small attendance and lack of
local interest seemed to not warrant
further investments of church funds in
it. One academy was not aided
because it attempted without permis
sion of this Board or its synod, full col
lege work while not equipped for it.
Another academy was not aided be
cause the trustees deeded the property
to private parties, Two colleges In one
synod were not aided because, being
in close proximity to rivals, they could
not be brought by their synod to unite.
Most institutions have suffered severe
reductions ln Income and have beer,
able to keep open only by great sacri
fices made by instructors or by local
friends. The number of institutions
was 2,610, 96 more than in 1895
--1896, and the number in college
classes was also increased; bur.
there was a considerable, decrease ln the
number of classical courses and some
decrease ln church membership, cred
ible conversions and choices of the min
istry, with slight increase of the number
111 systematic Bible study. Unless the
board shall soon be enabled, by more
and larger church offerings to its gen
eral fund, to grant much larger current
aid to Institutions, and unless it shall be
enabled by more and larger legacies
and individual gifts to its property fund
to secure endowments for institutions,
some institutions which render eminent
service to the church and are both need
ed and desired in their several regions,
are likely to close their doors. If our
ministers, appreciating the critical con
dition, will inform their congregations
the loyal people of our name will no
doubt see to it that our responsibility
lo our history, to our claims to possess
superior culture and loyalty to the Bi
ble, to our country and to the great Head
of the church, shall be better dis
The total receipts for the year 1896-97
were $77,986, and the expenditures $71,
--126, the balance oh hand April Its being
The regular order of the afternoon
was the report on the work of the board
of church erection. The report of the
standing committee was presented by
.Dr. G. F. White worth of Seattle, Wash.,
and principles and practices of the
board's work were explained and its
needs urged by Dr. Erskine White, sec
retary of the board.
The decision as to the place for the
next meeting of the assembly occupied
the remainder of the afternoon session.
Invitations were received from Minne
apolis, Philadelphia and Winona, when
Mr. Kane said that to refuse to return
to Winona would be to express disap
proval of the plan, he was greeted with
cries of "No, no."
He then added: "We want you to corns
again as an endorsement of Wir.ona."
Dr. Gray said: "Come again and en
dorse us and It will lift us out of our
troubles. You can go to Philadelphia
at a more opportune 'time when it wiil
do \]9 no harm. We won't ask you
A motion was made to make the vote
on Winona unanimous. In spite of a
considerable chorus of noes, the motioa
was declared carried. The assembly
then adjourned till morning.
ROCK ISLAND, 111., May 27.—1n the
United Presbyterian - assembly today,
Dr. T. H. Hanna of Monmouth, 111., was
elected moderator.
BOSTON, May 27.—The' anniversary
meeting of the Unitarian denomination
was continued today, beginning 1 with a'
devotional service In Kings' chapel at
9 a. m.
The annual meeting of the Youmx
People's Religious union was held In
the Arlington street church. The most
important business was. the report of
Dr. Barton, favoring the bringing to
gether of the two young people's soci
eties of the Unitarian and Universalis!
denominations. It met with warm ap
Rev,. Thomas Van Ness was elected
president for the ensuing year.
CHICAGO, May 27.—At today's ses
sion of the Cumberland Presbyterian
general assembly two reports were sub
mitted by tbe finance committee, on
means to raise .114,000 for the. expenses
of the assembly. Both of them were
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rejected by the commissioners on motion
of Dr. E. B. Crlsman of Bays, Miss., and
the matter was referred to a committee
which will report at the next general
assembly. The finance committee re
ported that the books of the treasurer
and the stated clerk were correct.
Women scored a point today. It was
on the question as to whether Mis.
Squires of Kansas should be recommis
sloned as a ruling elder of the synod of
the church. Mrs. Squires won her fight
before the Judiciary committte, whicii
made a special report on her to the af
ternoon session of the general assem
As soon as the report had been read
half a dozen delegates were on their feet
demanding that the report be rejected.
Finally, when the vote was taken, Mrs.
Squires won by a narrow margin. How
ever, a resolution was adopted Imme
diately afterward declaring that the ac
tion of the assembly should not be con
strued to mean that it favors the ap
pointment or election of women as rul
ing elders.
RICHMOND, Ind., May 27.—The
quadrennial general conference of the
radical branch of the United Brethren
church opened at Dublin this afternoon
with a large attendance. Bishop Wright
jof Dayton, 0., called the session to or
der. The conference has much impor
tant work to do. The discipline is to be
revised and all the general officers of
the church, including four bishops, are
to be elected.
CHARLOTTE, N. C, May 27.—One o?
the most pleasing incidents of the gen
eral assembly was the stirring address
of Rev. Dr. R. H. Joldersma of Chi
cago, fraternal delegate from the Re
formed church in America. He spoke
of the earnest hope entertained by many
persons that there might be effected
I soon a union between their church and
the assembly. His address was cordi
ally received.
Frohman Wins the Eclipse Stakes.
Other Races
NEW TORK, May 27.—Thechlef event
of the day at Morris Park was the
Eclipse stakes for two-year-olds, value
$10,000, and with but four starters.
Frohman was quoted at 1 to 5, but even
at that figure had backers. The quar
tette got away ln good order, and Great
Bend went out to make the running,
with Cherry Picker alongside, and Froh
man rating along in thsrear. Thus they
ran until they came out of the dip, when
Sloan gave Frohman his head, and it was
all over, the son of Himyar galloping
away from the others as if they were
standing still. Cherry Picker managed
to outlast Great Bend, and got the sec
ond place.
There was a chapter of accidents in the
race for the Hunt cup for gentlemen
riders. Royal Scarlet, the favorite, took
the lead at the beginning, and, well rid
den by Eustis, won alone. At the Liver
pool, in the laot round, Tripoli fell, but
Mr. Leffler held the bridle and remount
ed; He passed the next hurdle In safety,
but on the last but one before reaching
home the horse fell again and injured
his rider-so that he had to be sent in an
ambulance to the Fordham hospital. Mr.
Leffler is said to be seriously injured in
ternally. In the meantime Mr. Hays had
: fallen at the same hurdle and broken
j his collar bone, but was able to walk to
the club hous;. Summary:
Five furlongs—Zanone won, Takasse
second, Dick third. Time> 0:5614.
Six and a half furlongs?— Brisk won,
Trilette second, Savarin third. Time,
1-.22 U.
FoUr and a half furlongs—Kenmore
Queen won, Lady Cooper second. Calcu
lation third. Time, 052%.'
Eclipse stakes, Aye and a half furlongs
—Frohman won, Cherry Picker second,
Great Bend third. Time. 1:09%.
Mile and one-sixteenth—Declare won.
Sir Vassar second, Maurice third. Time,
Hunt steeplechase, gentlemen riders,
about two and a half miles—Royal Scar
let won. Time, 4:55. Right of Way and
Tripoli also started, but did not finish.
SACRAMENTO, May 27.—There was
a large crowd, over 3000, at today's race*
of the Capital Driving Club association.
The weather was fine, the track good
for the runners and betting lively.
Four and a half furlongs, two-year
olds—St. Catallne won, Catake second,
Mileslo third; time, :56%.
Five and a half furlongs—O'Fleeta
won, Kitty Brady second, Lo Lo third;
time, 1:0814.
Three-quarters of a mile, selling—
Dunt-oy won, Lost Girl second, Jerilde
rio third; time, 1:14%.
Mile—William O. B. won, Hermanita
second, Billy McClosky third; time,
Five and a half furlongs—McFarlane
won, Tortoise second, Dorsey third;
time, 1:08%.
London, May 27.—At the Salisbury
meeting today Richard Croker's filly
Georglana finished third in the race for
the City Bowl, valued at 100 sovereigns.
Sir William Ingrain's Comfecy won.
OAKLAND, May 27.—Creditors of
Monroe Salisbury, the horseman, tried
today in the Superior Court to learn
something of his financial affairs. The
examination developed Into a battle over
three valuable race horses, namely,
Azote, Rect and Miss Margaret. They
were* to have formed part of the string
Salisbury is r.ow taking Ea9t. Saturday
night the Sheriff was placed ln charge
ot the stock as they were about to leave
Charles L. Griffith made a demand
for the horses. He declared that they be
longed to his father's estate, and that
Salisbury had no Interest in them. The
creditors decided to raise the embargo
and to permit the horses to go. A bond
for $7000 was given.
Griffith stated that Salisbury had sold
a half-interest in Azote to Millen Grif
fith before the latter's death. Azote
was purchased originally In 1884 forslsoo.
A petition to throw the stock farm into
insolvency will be heard today.
' NEW YORK, May 27.—Latimer Ridg
ley Jones, the New York horseman who
was extradited from England two
months ago to stand trial for forgeries
aggregating $200,000, today pleaded
guilty on one charge to forgery in the
third degree. Sentence was postponed
until Wednesday next.
Results of Games Played on League
PITTSBURG, Pa., May 27.—The
Brooklyn? won by outplaying the home
team at every point. Attendance 2600.
Pittsburg 3, base hits 6, errors 2.
Brooklyn 5, base hits 10, errors 0.
CINCINNATI. May 27.—The Bostons
won easily today. Buck' Swing played
first base the first time this season, but
retired ln favor of Holllday after the
fifth inning. Score:
Cincinnati 7, base hits 10, errors S
Boston 16, base hits 20, errors 3.
CHICAGO, May 27.—For eight inning*
the Phillies were not able to touch
Brlggs, but they made three runs in the
ninth. Score:
Chicago 6, base hits 9, errors J.
Philadelphia 3, base hits 9, errors S.
LOUISVILLE, May 27.—Hi1l pitched
a magnificent game today and the Sena
tors were unable to get a man past
second base and only two runners
reached that bag. Score:
Louisville 5, base hits 8, errors 0.
Washington 0, base hits 5, errors 2.
CLEVELAND, May 27.—For seven In
nings of today's game Corbett fooled the
Indians badly. They then found him for
fourteen bases in the last Inning, win
ning the game. Score:
Cleveland 8, base hits 16, errors 2.
Baltimore 7, base hits 12, errors 4.
ST. LOUIS, May 27.—N0 game on ac
count cf non-arrival of the New York
team in time.
A Man at Home May Defend
SAN FRANCISCO, May 27.—The su
preme court rendered an interesting de
cision this afternoon relative to the
rights of citizens while ln their own
homes. The opinion was in the case of
Frank A. Lewis, convicted of man
slaughter ln Shasta some time ago.
Lewis was charged with killing his
brother-in-law, Farrell by name. The
two men had quarreled and Brother-in
law Farrell advanced threateningly
with a singletree in his hand. Lewis
picked up a rifle and fired. Lewis went
to town to give himself up, fend Farrell's
sister put him to bed and prepared
bandages pending the arrival of the
physician. While lying in bed Farrell
cut his throat with a clasp knife.
In instructing the Jury in the case
the judge said that Lewis might have
evaded murder had he retreated, and
on this showing Lewis was convicted.
The decision of the supreme court says
that a man attacked in his own house is
not called upon to retreat from any
aggressor, even if the life of the aggres
sor is in the balance. On this point did
the case of Lewis hinge, and a new trial
was ordered.
A Sharkey Shortage
SAN FRANCISCO, May 27.—The di
rectors of the Olympic club at their
meeting this evening Investigated a
matter which is said to have made a
serious difference in the receipts of the
recent fight held under the auspices
that institution. When the returns w
made on May 19th it was discovei !
that several hundred more gallery tli -
ets had been presented than were r
counted for. Upon examination it ■» i
found that the extra tickets were cot
terfeit, but as the bogus pasteboai I
had evidently been printed from t
same plate as the genuine tickets, I
fact that they were accepted by I
doortenders was accounted for. Un<
Its contract with , the club, the H.
procker company, which printed t
tickets, will refund the amount repi
gented by the counterfeits.
Telephone Monopoly
CHICAGO, May 27.—Nearly 100 repi
sentatives of independent telepho
companies throughout the central a
western states arrived in Chicago t
day for the purpose of participating
a convention called for the announc
purpose of forming an organisation
fight the Bell Telephone company.
Lynching Likely
TUCSON, Ariz., May 27.—Tombsto
advices are that the notorious bandit a 1
murderer, Zach Taylor, was saved fre.i
the gallows for murder by pleading t
law of the last Legislature, with whl
Attorney-General Wilson is stated to
connected. Others here charged wl
murder will also escape. Lynching
The Robber Escaped
STOCKTON, May 27.—Late last night
a masked robber entered Park House,
held up C. W. Turner, the proprietor,
and after rilling the till, backed out.
Turner grabbed a shotgun and ex
changed shots with the robber, but the
latter escaped.
Green Mountains Shaken
RUTLAND, Vt., May 7.—A slight
earthquake shock was felt throughout
the state tonight.
The Weak Spot
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