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IDE UNITED SHIES II BE 10.
Spanish Wir Claimant For Main Disaster
Havt Good Cases Investigation of
Horror Musi b Reopened.
The suit filed before the Spanish
claims commission by the survivor
of the Mnlnp explosion for Injuries
received In that disaster, has attract
ed wide-spread attention among of
ficials In Wnshlngton. Henntor Chan
dler, chairman of tho commission, says
he never anticipated such a claim. He
Admitted that It would make mi-canary
another Invest Ration of the ex
plosion and therefore reopen the en
A feature of the claims, Just filed,
grows out of the fact that the Fnlted
States becomes a defendant through
the treaty stipulations by which It re
leases Spain from all claims growing
out of the Spanish-American war.
If It be established that the blowing
up of the Maine was due to the work
of Spanish officers, or agents, the
United States, having released Spain
from the obligation In consequence of
the war and the Incidents leading up
to It, will have to pay the damages.
If It be found that the Vnltcd States
was negligent or careless In any way
It still will have to pay the damages.
These claims will attract more thnn
usual attention because of the discus
sion which began previous to the war
with Spain and which has lwen re
newed from time to time without any
satisfactory conclusion as to the man
ner In which the explosives were
placed and discharged.
STRIKE ORDER ISSUED.
Involve Indirectly 600.000 Men In Metal
Trade Effective May 20.
A general strike involving directly
150,000 machinists and indirectly 500,
000 men in metal working trades is ex
pected to take place on Slay 20 unle-
some arrangement is effected in the
meantime. This is the statement made
by President James O'Connell cf the
International Association of Machin
ists, who has his headquarters in
Washington, D. C. The demands i
the men. the refusal of which threatens
to precipitate the strike, Mr. O'Con
rtell said, are for a working day of nine
hours and an increase of 12' 1 per
cent, in wages, or in other words, ten
hours pay for nine hours' work.
Mr. O'Connell says that about jo-j
firms whose employes represent prob
ably x per cent, of the 500,000 men
who will be affected by the proposed
strike have signed agreements for the
deduction in hours of labor and the tt.
rrease of pay so that the agitation on
Ihe subject already has benefited them
materially. For prudential reasons the
executive committee has determined
not at this time to apply the strike or
der to the railroads. Whether it will
be done in the future will depend al
together on developments. f
a Deed ol Noble Heroism to Give Married
William rhelos and James Stansbify
were cleaning the inside of a boiler at
the Cerealine mills at Indianapolis
Ind.. when an employed turned on the
steant, thinking the cock was tight. It
leaked and the scalding steam poured
in on t'he two men. The only exist
was up a ladder to a manhole in the
ton. Phclns reached the ladder nrst
jumped aside and shouted:;; "You go
first, Jim; you are married."
Stansbury sprang up the ladder and
escaped with slight burns about the
face and legs. By the time Phelps had
followed Stansbury up the ladder tne
flesh was dropping from his limbs, and
with supreme effort 'he dragged his
scalded body from the manhole. He
lived for two hours in terrible agony,
but did not let a groan escape him.
"It was Jim's right to go first," said
he quietly. "He is married." Both
men arc colored.
Experts Going After Gold.
A party of 100, including civil engi
neers, machinists, mining experts, as
sayists, and guides, has left Chicago
tor New York, where they sail for Co-
lc-mbia, South America, whither they
go in quest of gold along the river
Nechi. Already there are four carloads
of machinery and tools at New York,
which will be taken along and used by
KILLED BY TROLLEY CAR.
Wagon Load ol Young People Met With Se
rious Accident Two Killed.
Of 20 young peoplo who started
from College Point, 1 I., 011 a "star
light" ride, two were carried home
dead, live are ju a hospital, four were
allowed to leave the hospital after
having their wounds dressed nnd
everyone of the remainder was more
or litis bruised.
The part were lu n wagon on their
way to a hotel 10 miles away, where
they were to have a dance. The driver
of the wagon tried to cross tlie tracks
of a trolley II 110 in frout or nu ap
proaching car, but the car struck the
reur end of the wagou.
Kansas Town Must be Good.
Mr. J. A. Heniilng, who was elected
. mayor of Garnet, Kau., at the recent
election, has been sworn Into otllce.
He Issued a manifesto which starts out;
"Fear God and keep Ills eomuinud-
nieuts, and keep the Sabbath day
He declares that the prohibition law
must bo enforced, that cigarette smok
ers will be prosecuted, the curfew law
must tie enforced, nnd that drunken
ness, either on the streets or lu private
houses, will be dealt with stringently.
Costly Michigan Fire.
. A great portion of Delray, a small
suburb to the south of Detroit, Mien.,
was burned out Sunday. Among the
property burned ere 100,000 cedar
telegraph poles owned by the Western
Union Telegraph Company. The poles
were stored in a yard and Delray was
the distributing point lor ten States.
The loss on poles atone will reach
4600,000. The town suffered an addi
tional Sjoo.ooo damage.
LATEST NEWS NOTES.
Mayor Tom L. Johnson has abolished
the "keep off the grass" signs In Cleve
Heavy runs on the Kioto, Japan,
banks have caused one of them to
A New Orlenns, La., bank teller has
been arrested, charged with a shortage
A meteor fell near Ilyndmnn, Pa.,
and exploded wheu within W feet of
Two miners were killed by the ex
plosion of a shot In the 1'lensant Vnl
leyq mines, near Carthage, Mo.
Manila priests have sent a petition
to the pope protesting nglnst Arch
bishop chapclc as administrator.
Dr. Thomas & Kldrldge of Phila
delphia, Pa., has been arrested on a
charge of conspiracy to Jill his wife.
A big cloud burst In the Cnpon val
ley In West Vlrglnln caused the Inhabi
tants to tnke refuge on the house tops
Mayor Frank K. Woods, of Omaha,
Neb., hns revoked his order that the
liquor saloons shall lie closed on Sun
day. John C. Merserenn attempted to
murder his wife nnd her sister In
New York nnd then committed sui
Alderman Ionohue, of Wllkeshnrre,
ra thrashed n negro wife beater In
court for being abusive while on
The Massachusetts Supreme Court
has decided lu favor of tlte constitu
tionality of the law for electrocution
.Tames Maxwell. Kdwnrd Itoy nnd It
.chlnnc were burned to death 111 a
tire that destroyed 11 boarding house
at Ottawa. Otu.
President Alfaro. of F.qundor, Is
making great preparations to meet tin'
revolution expected to follow the next
Two California sheriffs had n fierce
fight Willi two escaped prisoners, In
which one of the criminals was killed
and the oilier escaped.
The third trial of Pr. Samuel J.
Kennedy for murdering Pollle Hey
nobis was begun In New York niid '
the Jurors were secured.
The Pope has continued Ihe appoint
ment of Hev. Fill her O'Connell. rector
of the American College, at ltoine, as
ltishop of Portland. Me.
At Augusta. Gn.. fire In cotton bale's
caused a damage of 91(10.000. The loss
on buildings Is nbont 910,000. The
cottou Is fully insured.
A number of children chopper away
the supports of a building in Chicago
and one was killed by the collapse and
several others were hurt.
Mrs. Itcdliiah Carlson killed her
two Utile children and committed sui
cide at Providence. It. I., by turning
on the gas In their bedroom.
The governor of Florida has decided
to continue martial law at Jackson
ville In fear of an outbreak by un
worthy applicants for food.
The Baptists of Jacksonville. Fin.,
have lsued nn appeal to Haptlsts
throughohtit the country for help to
rebuild their burned church.
King Victor F.minanucl of Italy has
refused to accept gifts when his ex
pected child Is born and nsks thnt the
money is devoted to, charity.
Henry Johnson, a negro, accused of
shooting at a white man named Fora
ker, who was not Injured, was lynch
ed by a mob at Vnldosta, Gn.
Nine hundred employes of the Pola
ware. Lackawanun iV Western railroad
at Scranton. Pa., struck for a nine
hour day with prcseut wages.
II. II. Ilanua. of Cleveland, O., hns
given to the Western Keserve I'nl
versily 12,oo0 to establish a research
fellowship In Its medical school,
A Burlington passenger trnln was
derailed at Thayer, Ia by striking a
freight train. Engineer S. 1. Brown
was killed and 30 people injured.
Nearly the whole of the buslncs por
tlon of the town of Iuimont, la., was
destroyed by tiro. Klghteeii business
houses were burned.. Loss, 950.IHIII.
In the bank at Seattle, Wash., was
found $200,000 In-longing to Frederick
Hutchinson, a Klondike miner, who
died last week lu Philadelphia, Pn,
Seven counts charging James Calla
han, alleged to be one of the abductors
of young Ciidnhy, with perjury on his
late trial, were tiled nt Umuha, .Ni'li,
A new four-foot coal vein has been
discovered In a mine near Soniors
Held, Pa., a few feet under the five
foot vein which was being worked.
A director of the Waltham Watch
Compnny says that his concern re
fused to go into the combine of watch
factories, which bus been abandoned,
. Throe teachers of St. Michael's Ro
man Catholic church parish nnd a
plumer were severely burned in a
gas explosion nt the school In Pitts
Joseph Joerge. who committed sul
clde In Ilobokeu. N. J., whs a German
count, and had squandered In a week
a remittance of $700.
J. I.. Chandler, nn old resident farm
er of Inland. Pay county, Okla., sus
pected of poisoning cattle, was taken
from his home presumably by cattle
men nnd lynched
Secretary Knot ordered Captain El
mer W. Hubbard, of the artillery
corps, to make an Inspection of the
Grove City College. Fu., and the est
Virginia V nlverslty.
It Is ntliclnlly stated that Lord
Paunocfote lias received from Secre
tary Huy the Oraft of a new Nica
ragua canal treaty. It Is understood
that It advises neutrality,
Chai'les Foster, of Fostorln, O., cx
Secretary of the Treasury, has made
application lu the lulled States Court
as a voluntary bankrupt. His debts
are set down at $747,(hiR34 uud there
lire no assets.
The passenger steamer Ron Voyage
of 1 nihil h, Mluu., caught tire In Lake
Superior and was beached near the
Portage ship canal. Five passengers,
all wonleu, were drowued.
The Puke of Manchester's statement
In the London bankruptcy court shows
that he owes 87,7U4. of which 5.000
went Into a theatrical speculation,
and that his assets are 7,545.
Samuel Bolton, one of the best
known brewers in the United States,
accidentally allpied in a kettle of
bolltug beer at the brewery In Troy,
N. Y and was boiled to deatb.
Record ol the Second Session ol Ilia Fifty
Sixth Congress Shows Grand To
The appropriations of the second
session of the Fifty-sixth congress
were $730.:3H.r73. The details by bills
are as follows: Agricultural. $4,8."2,
420; army, $l1ft,?34,04i: diplomatic,
$1,H41.42H; District of Columbia, $8,
o02,2il!l; fort mention, $7,.'wl.011; In
dian. $0,747,471; legislative, $24r04,no8;
Military academy, $772,."3; naval,
$78,101,701; pension. $ 14.1.24.V2MO;
postoftlce. $123,782,088; sundry civil,
$ill.7!.008; deficiencies. 9l3.1H7.44tl;
miscellaneous. $7,000,018; permanent
In addition to the specific appropri
ations made, contracts nre authorized
for public works by congress In the
aggregate of 94,224.040. The new
civilian offices created number 3.820,
with annual compensation of 92,300,
1101 ;nml those nbolished or omitted ag
gregate 211, at an annual pay of $2 IV
220, a net Increase of 9.1,110.1. at a
yearly cost of 92.2.19.073. There was a
net Incrense In Ihe military establish
ment of 77.104 officers and enlisted
men. with annual pav amounting to
9lit.3P2.niO: and 30 officer and 3,000
seamen In the naval establishment.
with a yenrly pay of 1.si2.423. The
net number of salaries Increased Is
32S. The total nimronrlntlons made
hv the Fifty-sixth Congress ag
gregate 9l.4KMWU.1S, o X127.
72.1. 1!W less than the $1 ..-.il8.212.037
appropriated by the preceding Con
gress. MURDERED H!S WIFE.
Wealthy Illinois Farmer Commils Brutal
Crime Attempts Suicide.
Merrill Chism killed his wife at liis
farm, near Carter, 111., Sunday. A quar
rel arose as Mrs. thism was -larting
,nr church in a buggy ; v illi her two lit
tie step-daughters. l'hi-tn jumped in
to the buggy and with a kniie cut his
wife's face and tu-ck ti pieces. He
then threw her to the ground, jumped
on the prostrate body and stabbed her
Her son Harvey, 12 years old,
struck at Chism with a baseball bat:
the man wrested it from him and re
newed his attack upon his wife, beat-
mg out iter brains. He again tried to
stab the woman, when Harvey caught
the hand which held the knife. Chism
stabbed the boy in the arm and the.t
Hid across the fields. He tried inef
fectually to drown himself in a shal
low well. Next he went to the house
of'a son. where he tried to end bis life
with a revolver, but this the son pre
He was overpowered aud taken to
r.lootnington. where he surrendered to
the sheriff. Chism is one of the wealth
iest farmers of the county, he hnvin-jr
inherited a large (arm and fjoo.ow.
Became Insane Ovor Religion and Decided to
William Llbengood. who resides on
Chestnut rldgc, Westmoreland county,
Pa., has become violently Insane and
his family have taken steps to hnve
him declared a lunatic and placed lu
the Plxmont asylum. His mania Is
upon religious matters, nnd for weeks
lie has raved about nu ordinance of
(iod making him His representative
Kecently he became possessed of the
Idea that he wan Christ, and he con
cluded thnt It was necessary to make
a sacrifice, which was to consist of
his wife and family. He confided the
terrible plans to n neighbor, and a so
cret watch was placed over him. When,
one night, he cautiously stole to the
woodshed to get an ax, with which to
carry out the bloody work, he v is
taken In charge by stout men and Is
being held n prisoner.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Young Woman Driven to Desperation by
At St. Louis, Mo., Ida M. Bnare,
aged 20 years, shot nnd killed her
fnthcr.G ust live Una re, nnd then killed
herself. Bnare come home under the
liitluence of liquor, nnd began to abuse
his wife. Anally attacking her. Ho
was Induced to refrain from further
violence, and then went Into his bed
room and lay down.
Ida. who manages a notion store
adjoining the Bnare residence, was
summoned by her mother. On learn
ing of the trouble she procured a re
volver, and, entering her father's bed
room, fired n bullet Into his left tem
ple. Sho then turned the pistol against
her own head, pulled the trigger, and
dropped dead beside the bed.
CENSURi Taw aItsth em.
Late Speeches of Schley and Chaffee are
Admiral Schley and General Chaffee
will probably be reproved for their In
discretions In speech, the former ut
Peking and the latter nt London dur
ing the after-dinner speaking. The
officials of the State Department, lire
Irritated to the complaining point, nnd
tlie attention of President McKluley
has Is'cu drawn to the statements of
Admiral Schley to the British officers
and public men at Ambassador
Choate's dinner that blood Is thicker
thau water, and that he hoped to see
the day wheu tlie American navy will
be second In sl.e only to the British.
Chaffee told the British officers that
the Americans uud British, while they
may meet on the field of buttle, will
never ugalu fuce eucu other.
WILD RIOT IN MICHIGAN.
Twelve Civilians and Five Police Hurt During
"Tax Dodger" Lecture.
Fully 10,000 men and boys ran riot
in the main streets of Detroit, Mich,,
for more than - three hours Friday
night and a continual running fight
with police, both mounted and on foot,
made an exciting scene. The net re
sult so far as known art) 12 cltlaen
and 0 policemen Iniured.
FALLING OFF IN WHEAT.
Reports ol Government Bta'lstlclan Show Do
crease In Acreage Sown.
Returns to the statistician of the de
partment of agriculture made up to
May 1 show the area under winter
wheat In cultivation on thnt date to
hnve been about 2H.207.iHHl acres. This
Is 2,015,000 acres, of 11.7 per cent less
than the area sown last full, but 2,0311..
000 acres, of 7.7. per cent In excess of
the winter wheat ncerage harvested
Inst year. Of the reduction, nbont
one-half Is reported from Texas and
California, due In the former stnte
to the ravages of the wheat plant
louse, nnd In the latter to the cutting,
as Is not unusual In that stnte, of a
considerable a acrenge for fornge.
In the states that had 1,000,000 acres
or upward sown Inst fall the following
per centages are reported as abandon
ed or cut for forage: Missouri 1. Kan
sas 1, Illinois 1.(1, Pennsylvania 2.
Indiana 2.3. Ohio .1.2. Tennessee 4.7,
Michigan n., Oklahoma 12.3. Cali
fornia IS and Texns 42.4. In Kansas
the wheat crop has held Its own at
the high average. 103. reported April
1. while nn Improvement Is reported of
five points In Pennsylvania Ohio nnd
Indlnnn. eight In Illinois nnd four In
Of the state having I.OOO.OOO acres
or upward to be plowed this spring,
only North Carolina. Georgia. Aln-
bnmn. Mississippi. Louisiana. Arkan
sas nnd Tennessee report the propor
tion actunltv done up to Mar 1 as In
pxcps of their respective 10-yenr-nld
averages. The lateness of the season
Is especially marked In New York,
Pennsylvania. Indlnnn. Minnesota.
town. Kansas nnd Nebraska.
ANOTHER RAISE REPORTED.
Pekln Advices Slate That the Powers Now
The efforts of the Fnlted Slates to
keep the Powers from demanding that
China pay nn enormous money In
demnity seem certain of failure. Com
mlssloner Kockhlll has advised the
State Pcpnrtmcnt that the nggregnte
of tlie minimum demands of the na
tions participating In the Peking trou
bles reaches the enormous total of
f.U, .Oihi.ihhi. This Is 9I4.hh),ihh) higher
than reported by former dispatches.
It Is 9o.ihio.ihhi higher than the limit
of 1.:m.-.,HH),iHHl frnncs tirst reported
rrom tne Crencli Foreign Otllce, and
91:!7.hh).ihh higher thnn the Fnlted
States set the limit. Nobody dares
guess how much higher It will be the
next time the diplomats hold n meet
Special Commissioner Kockhlll Is
discouraged. He says he has been
practically forced to the conclusion
that It will be Impossible to get any
reduction. He has no hope of Indue
Ing his colleagues of the diplomntl
corps In Peking to accept $2oii,imm,0imi
lis tne maximum.
Tlie Chinese suggestion thnt she
might open all the ports does not np
pear to nave bail any effect. That
However, is not very strange. Al
though Germany Is making 11 strong
urn lor n large foreign trnde. It Is np
parent to the forces Hint control that
empire thnt under such an arrange
ment tlie benefits would go chiefly to
Great Britain, the Fnlted Slates and
Japan in tlie order named. That being
so. the Indemnity to lie asked of China
Is more apt to Increase than decrease,
EXPANSION FOR THE NAVY.
Officers Talk of New Stations In Ihe Atlantic
Tlie attention of nnval ofllclals has
been directed to the advantages of
some of the Azores Islands In the
Atlantic nnd the Galapagos f-roup lu
the Pacific ns sites for coaling stations
and nnval rendezvous, nud they nre
urging this Government to acquire
rights rrom Portugal for n station In
the Azores nnd from Fcundor for a
station In the Galapagos group. The
latter Is only n short distance from
the western terminus of nn isthmian
canal, while the Azores nre n midway
station lu the Atlantic, somewhat like
the British station In Bermuda. Tin'
Imich Island of Curae'oa. off the coast
of Venezuela, also Is regarded by
navai omciais ns specially well adapt
oil lor our naval uses. These view
may lead to overtures to tho several
governments interested. There Is add
ed reason for learning what can be
done In the Azores, as Germany hns
shown a desire to secure a lodgment
Younger Brothers Paroled.
The mnnngers of the Minnesota
State prison hnve voted unanimously
to pnrole Colo younger nnd James
Younger, serving life sentences for
participation In the Northtleld, Minn.,
on nk robbery. In 1870. The last ses
sion of the Legislature passed a law
to allow the parole of llfo prisoners
after about 24 years' Imprisonment,
being 33 years, less time gained by
good behavior. When paroled they
are not permitted to lenve the Slate.
Miners' March Not Given up.
Secretary George Hartleln, of Dis
trict No. II, Pennsylvania, has Issued
nn official bulletin to nil miners nd
vlslng them to pay no attention to re
ports that plans for the proposed In
vasion of Harrlsbiirg were abandoned,
njid slating that until the Stale Senate
passes the bills reported favorably by
the Committee on Mines nud Mining,
and Governor Stouo Indorses thein,
the men should lie ready at any time
for orders to mobilize.
Ohio Banker Suicides.
A ninn believed to bo K. N. Pollock,
the missing bank president from Cleve
land. ().. ended Ills life Wednesday In
the Hotel YorK nt Seattle, Wash., by
sending a bullet through bis brain.
4. ruzor. a two-ouueo box of rough on
rats uud a phial containing 100 tablets
of aconite, we-re found ut hand. All
papers belonging to the man bad been
burned before committing the deed.
There was a heavy full cf snow In
Devonshire and Durtmour, Eugland,
Advices from Barcelona, Spalu, say
several persons were killed and num
bers were Injured during the strike
and alleged anarchist disorders.
mm i in mm.
United States Authorities Make New Movt
In a Missouri Cast Seek lo Re
Samuel C. Pueden nnd Thomas
Nevltt, two of the Judges of the St.
Clair county, (Mo.) court, are In the
hands of the Fnlted States authorities
nt Kansas City.
This case has been before the courts
for over 30 years. In 1H70 the county
of St. C'nlr voted Isimls for the con
struction of the Tebo nnd Neoslm Vnl-
ley railroad. The bonds were for
9230.IHH) nnd were sold, but the Mad
was not built. For yenrs the holders
01 the Ismds have been trying to col
lect the Interest on them, but they
have never been able to do so, beennse
the county judges would not make
the necessary tax levy. The amount
of the original bonds with compound
Interest Is now over 92,lHH),O0O. but the
people of St. Clair county refuse to
pny. County Judges nre always elect
ed on that Issue.
The Fnlted States officers hnve fre
quently arrested the comity Judges be
cause they would not obey the orders
of the federal court to make the tax
levy. Several Judges have spent their
entire terms of olllce In Jail. Neverthe
less or rather on this ncconnt. It Is
considered a great honor to be elected
to the olllce of county Judge. It Is
considered certain that the captured
Judges will refuse to make the levy
and will be committed to jail to finish
their terms, ns have most of their pre
decessors for the past 20 yenrs.
GAVE SOUND ADVICE.
Mr. Schwab Urges Boys Not to Depend
Poring the commencement exercises
of the St. George's Kvenlng Trades
Scdiool In New York, Charles M.
Schwab, President of the Fulled States
Steel Corporation, addressed the boys.
saying In part: "From my experience
1 11 111 led to believe thnt many boys
make the mistake of depending upon
liitluence to obtain for them positions
of pndlt. This is n serious drawback
to nny boy, for even If he have the
talents necessary to advancement.
other boys, his competitors, will say
that Ins success, or partial success,
was due, not to merit, but to liitlu
ence. Go yourself to seek work In lite
ami depend upon your own exertions
ami merits. Merit must count and
merit must win.
"Let me advise you nil to make an
early start in life. The boy with tlie
manual training nnd the common
school education who can si art In life
nt 10 or 17 can lenve the boy who
goes to college till he Is 20 or more
so far behind In tlie race that he can
never catch up. This, however, does
not apply to the professional life."
WOULD OPEN ALL CHINA.
United States Plans to Make Every City a
The Fnlted Stntes Is working to
open the trade of all China to the
worln and lluds some support from
other powers. If the plan Is success
fill It would make every Chinese city
n market for trade that Is now con
fined to tlie treaty ports, and would
Help to solve the Indemnity question.
Dispatches from Berlin say: The
troops will be wthdruwn slmulta
neoiisly from the province of Chi LI,
In which Peklu is situated, no nation
proceeding 11 lone. The first slep will
lie n note sent to the Chinese com
mlssioners miming the totnl Indemnity
If China gives a written pledge of
payment the greater portion of the
foreign troops will be withdrawn, but
a sullicicnt number will renin In until
the Indemnity quest Ion Is settled.
Lieutenant Telckovsky. of the Kits.
slim gunboat I la I ir, was shot dead by
n German soldier. Tlie llussitiu had
attacked the soldier with a dirk.
Candidate For a Lynching.
Miss Kthcl Bonnie, daughter of O.
W. Bonnie, an employe of the Stnte
penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kim.,
while gathering mushrooms, wns
struck on the head by an unknown
while man and rendered unconscious,
after which she was assaulted and her
body thrown Into nn old well. The
young woman regained consciousness
nnd reached the surface. Searching
parties arc scouring tho country.
Four Persons Cremated.
Fire that started in a New York
apartment house resulted In the loss
of nt least four lives, the serious In
Jury of more than 20 persons and the
destruction of property valued at 930,
One woman was seen to fall bnck
Into the tire from a window of the
fourth story. Another woman jumped
to her death. Two children were
seen to perish.
Turks Plan Great Massacre.
Advices from Constantinople state
that 11 massacre of .Macedonian Christ
lans Is being planned which will put
the Armenian atrocities In the shade
The xiiltiin has assented In the plan
ami Ffl'eiidl Pasha has been entrusted
with the execution of the project.
The telegram further stales that
tlie Macedonians have a choice be
nveen being slaughtered by the Turk
and making a bold fight for freedom,
All Immediate revolution Is urged.
To Closo Starch H orks.
Orders have been received ut the 13
factories of the National Starch Com
pauy to get ready to close down 1111
til the corn market shall become set
tled again. The price of starch, it Is
said, has not kept pace with the prle
of corn, and there Is no profit lu buy
ing corn at the present prices to make
To Cultivate a Giant Race.
The late Couut St. Otien do Plerror-
cotirt, whose family dates back to
William tho Conqueror, bequeathed to
tho city of Kouen, France, his fortune
01 10,000,000 francs, on condition that
the city annually give a marriage gift
of 100,000 francs to a couple of giants.
In order to regenerate the human
species. The candidates ar to be
TWO MEN KILLED.
A Distillery and Saw Mill In sfeHs Court)
Destroyed by an Explosion Grew
soma Bcenis at thi Wreck.
A condemned boiler In the "Old
C7.nr Holt" distillery. In Southern
Fayette county, Pn., exploded Tues
day, killing two and injuring two men,
and completely wrecking the build
ings. The dead are: Kzra Thomas,
owner of the plant, and Frank Fearer,
The men had Just gone lo work In
the morning, nnd were using the en
gine nnd boiler of the distillery to run
a sawmill, when, with nn awful roar,
the boiler exploded. The boller-hend
nnd tire-box were blown through the
side of the distillery nnd lodged
against the grinding stones nn the
other side of the building. The por
tion of the boiler containing the flues
wns blown 23 rods In the opposite
direction, nnd the flying pieces of ma-
hlnery and the wrecked engine were
blown through tlie distillery building
and scattered about for ninny rods.
e boiler, engine, mill house, dis
tillery nnd sawmill were completely
The body of Fearer wns caught by
the flying boiler nnd cnrrled by It tin
til the steam caught hi in nnd tossed
him In the old ami he alighted 40
ynrds nwny. His head was blown
away, one leg wns blown off nnd not
found, lsth hands were blown off at
the wrists nnd the trunk terribly man
gled. Kzra Thomas was hurled against
tr. side of the distillery by the es
caping steam and luluiled some of it,
besides being badly bruised nnd In
jured Internally. He gathered him
self from the wreck nnd started to
wnlk toward home, nnd nftcr going
a short distance fell dead.
The boiler wns nn old one nnd wns
considered unsafe by those who
worked nbout the distillery.
OIL PRODUCTION IN CANADA.
Nine Thousand Weill Yield Nearly 60,000
Fnlted Plates Consul General Kit
linger, In a report from Montreal,
gives some Interesting statistics ou
the production of petroleum In the
Dominion. He says:
"The production of petroleum In
niiada Is practically contlned at pres
ent to the counties of I.umbtou, Kent
part of the province of (.Hitnrlo. The
and Itothewcll. In the southwestern
town of I'etrolia. In I.ambton county,
Is the center of the principal district
of production, while the Work of re
fining Is carried ou in SartUa, about
14 miles distant, the crude oil being
pumped through pipes to the refineries.
In this Ontario oil district there nre
about O.oihi oil wells lu operation, and
tlie average monthly yield Is nearly
UO.onii barrels. The ratio of crude pe
troleum to refined oil Is about lisi to
lo, so that more than two barrels of
petroleum are required to mnke one
barrel of retined oil ready for house
hold use. The process of manufacture
Is complicated, and an expensive plant
Is required. The oil is first distilled
from the petroleum, the latter being
dark In color. The distilled oil is then
retined mid lastly it Is bleached or
larllled. From the mud-eoloved pe
troleum nn Illuminating nil ns clear
as water Is obtained. It is then ready
for shipment lu barrels or tanks.
'Ihe oil Is In every case found In
the coriilferoiis limestone, nud the
different producing areas present local
dome structures on the mnlu anti
clines, which afford good reservoirs
for the accumulation of oil. The oil
Is pumped from on average depth of
1115 feet. In 1800 there were produced
In Canada 11.s,s;i.ik;7 gallons of lllu.
initiating oil of n value of l.l!7.870.
1 lie production of Unit year was emilv-
lllent to 74M.GC.7 bnrrels."
Fierce Riots in Spain.
Fnornious crowds took part In the
rioting l liursday at llarcclnnn. Spain
ami many persons were killed or
wounded. The rioters endeavored to
slop work in the factories, which re
suited In collisions with the troops.
a timiincr or sontiers nre among the
wounded. Over loo arrests of Anarch
ists, Socialists and extreme Cata
lauisls have been made. Twenty-one
notorious Anarchists. Including Chiefs
llofarull ami ! ouciiberta. have been
Interned on board tlie warship Pelayo.
i.encrni rtcyicr, .Minister of War,
has telegraphed to the Captain Gen
eral of Barcelona: "You will renlv
by arms to every cry of 'Death to
The Cabinet has decided thnt all the
ngltators nre to be tried by court
martial. The foreign Anarchists will
bo expelled from tho county.
According to this year's census, the
total population of Fugland and Wales
Is ULVVJoJUi. This Is an Incrense over
the population of 1WH of S..123,101. a
gnln of 1J.15 per cent In ten years.
The Increase for the deendo between
1SS1 ami IN'.U wns ll.llo per cent. Ac
cording to the census 4S counties show
Increases while 14 show decreases.
Fight In a Russian Prison.
Telegrams from St. Petersburg,
Itiissla, tell of a fight between the
guards and convicts lu the prison at
The governor of the place reoently
doubled the tasks of tho convicts.
When the prisoners demurred ho had
them flogged. Irrespective of age or
sex, till the blood streamed down their
A political exile named Sokoleiiko
appealed to the governor, who was
watching the Hogging, to desist, Tho
latter, for an answer, shot Sokolenkn.
Tumult followed, and lu the index
the guards tired ou the convicts, killing
HI uud wounding 50 of them.
Workmen Burned by Steam.
A serious accident occurred nt the
blast furnaces of the Kdgar Thomson
Steel work, Hrnddock, Fa., In which
four men, all Hungarians, were In
jured. They hud beeu sent Into one
of the boilers to clean the sides and
a valvo of a steam pipe for soiuo
reason allowed the steam to pour In
over the men at work. Their cries
for help were beard and the steam
shut off at once, but not before they
were badly scalded. Help was secured
at once, and all the men were taken
out. Tbey will alt recover.
Grain, Floor and Ft.
Trwr-No. I red Tltf 1H
Rve No. 1 6 WA
Coas No. a yellow, ear 8IJJ 6i
nn. s yellow, shelled ou 01
Mixed ear W
Oats-No. white SSif 81
No. S whits S3
f lous Winter patent 8 75 S 95
FnncT Htrnlnht Winters 8 70 SO
HT No. 1 timothy 15 75 16 00
Clover No. 1 H 80 18 00
Frsn-No. 1 whits mid, ton.... IS 00 18 50
llrown middlings 17 00 17 fin
llron. bulk 17 2 J 17 60
Bisaw Wheat "i5 9 60
Jhrmts Elgin creamery. aitf aa
, Ohio cresmery m
Fnncr country roll 18 14
CHrssE Ohio, new 10
New York, new lu
Hsss-per Ih W, H
Caicsrss dressed 14 5
Eoos Va. and Ohio, fresh. 13 IH
Fruits and Vegetable.
Draws Navy, per bushel. I 80? 1 85
Potatoes timer white, V tm.. 41 45
Cassaoc ft barrel. 1 5 I 50
UMioss perbusaei - i iu
FLors-Wlnter Tstent 8 80r 4 00
WnsAT No. a red...
BuniR Ohio creamery. ,
Flotjs Winter patent 8 S5f 8 40.
Wbiat No. a red 79 79
toss No. 8 mixed 4Jf 49?(
Oats No. a white 84
lluTTsa Creamery, extra 80 at
Eoos Pennsylvania firsts. l'J,' 18
Ftotm Fstents. 8 65 4 00
Wbeat No. a red 80K
Cons No. a fii
Oats No. 9 White 83'
llt-TTia Creamery 15 19
Koos State and l'enna IV 13!4
Central Stock Tarda, Raft Liberty, Pa,
rrlme henry, 1500 to 1CO0 lbs.... 5 60? 5 60
Prime. lSOOto 14(10 His 6 80 6 40
Medium, 1000 to 1200 lbs. 5 10
Fat heifers 8 i 0
butcher, H00 to 1000 lbs. 4 60
Common to fair 4 00
Oxen, common to fnt 8 60
Common to good fat bulls & cows a 60
Hi lieu eows, each ,
Extra milch cows, each. . . ,
25 00 85 00
25 00 60 00
rrlme medlnm weights. 6 85
best heavy yorkera aud medium 5 80
Good to choice packers. 6 SO
(lood pigs and light yorkera.... 5 78
I'lgs, common to good,,.. 8 lii
Prime heavy hogs 5 85
Common to fair 6 70
Houghs 8 75
Kings 8 00
Extra, medium weight wethers.t 4 80$ 4 40
Mood to cuolue. 'iu
Medium 8 6(1
Common to fair a 00
Lnmbs, good to choice, spring... 6 00
LMiu, common to iiur,spriug,
tipriug Lambs 6 10 10 00
Teal, extra t 5 60 6 00
Veal, good to choice. 4 60 6 Oil
Veal, common to fair 8 00 4 00
Veal, common heavy 'i 75 8 00
REVIEW OF TRADE.
Legitimate Busmen In a Very Prosperous
Condition Wall Street Flury Causes
Little or no Harm.
n. G. Pun & Co's "Weekly Kevlew
of Trade" says: A. pnnlc In Wall
street tloes not mean that legitlmato
business hns suddenly ceased to pros
per, nor Is tho condition of nierchnn
tlle trade and manufacture adversely
iietTcted by n violent change In prlci-s
of securities. Throughout the entire
country fundamental conditions were
never so sound as at the present time,
reports from nearly every city this
week showing au exceptional volume
of transactions nud pnymeuts prompt
ly met. Production Is not overtaking
demand nt the finished steel mills, and
all Pittsburg plants are two months
Isdilnd orders, while 00 days is the
limit nt many. Although the expect
ed ndvnnee In bar Iron did not appear,
the tone continues firm nnd orders
arc liberal, lllllets remain at the top
point for prompt delivery, but reason
able terms nre available on forward
contracts. In structural shapes and
railway equipment there Is all tlie
business thnt makers desire, and no
effort Is made to secure additional or
ders. Less urgency Is recorded lu pig
Iron market, but buyers do not find
terms more satisfactory, aud forge and
foundry Iron Is rather more firmly
held. Although the totnl number of
furnaces In blast on May 1 was 40
smaller than on February 1, 11101, the
weekly capacity was 1101.125 tons,
which exceeds all previous high-water
marks. Tho activity of steel manu
facturing Is emphasized by tho de
crease of 31.270 tons In furnace stocks
during April, despite the unparalleled
Corn ensed off a few cents, but Is
still nbout 10 cents a bushel, or nearly
'2"t per cent above the quotation at
the corresponding date In the two pre
ceding years. Western operators con
tinue to entertain strong views, and
nppenr little daunted by tho larger re
ceipts to Interior cities by the unusual
ly profitable prices offered. For the
week nrrlvals aggregated .1,217.004
bushels, against 2.100.202 bushels last
year. Foreign purchasers have been
driven out of the 'domestic, markets by
the high quotations, nnd Atlantic ex-
fiorts for the week have been 1.211.244
nishels, compared with 3.700.NSH
bushels a yenr ago. Failures for the'
week numbered 187 in the Fnlted
Stntes, against 102 last year,' and 20
In Catmila. ngnlnst 1.1 last yer.
Pun's Index number, covering 3."0
quotations, with quantities taken ac
cording to the per capita consumption,
wns $002.20 on May 1, an advance of
$13.10, or 1.4 per cent during the
month of April, and 1.2 per cent com
pared with the leved of prices on May
1, 1000. The cost of llvlug at the pres
ent time Is greater than at any recent
date, but still slightly below March,
The little village of Kendall. N. Y.,
near Lake Ontario, was almost com
pletely destroyed by fire. Loss 140.000.