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Philip Llober. G.W.Jesup. ACCOUNT SOLICITED. JOIIIIT OT. PRINTING !ai Hill Xlil 1 .111111 1 PRICES. CKi SOAP. w Vice -Pros. J.no. W. Faxon, Cashiei $500,000. $100,000. FAXON, Cashier. Of every description dore Ht th Tobaivo Leaf J b Office in li tyl NATIONAL (I. CROOK DEAD. lie Dies in His Room at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago. Heart Disease Supposed to Have Been the Cause. While Kxerclslng With Dumb Bell He I Stricken Down and Passe Quietly Away a Few minutes Later He Had Been a Soldier All HI. Life and Cap tured Geroiilmo lliography. Chicago, March 23. Gen. George Crook, died suddenly in his parlor at the Grand Pacilic hotel shortly after 7 o'clock Friday morning, but the officials were so paralyzed by the unexpected event and occupied' in ministering to the stricken widow, that it was nearly two hours later before word was sent to army headquarters or the news became current on the streots. The general occupied a box at the Co lumbia theatre Thursday night and wit nessed Mr. Mansfield's portrayal of the dual role of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He returned to the hotel shortly after 11 o'clock and retired apparently in the best of health and spirits. His suite com prised a pallor and two sleeping rooms on the third floor, the third room being occupied by Mrs. Kel, of Oakland, Md., a sister to xtlrs. Crook, and who has been visiting them this winter. Uen. Crook arose about half-past 6 o'clock in the morning, and, after par tially dressing himself, entered the par lor, whore, as was his wont, he com menced to exercise with the dumb bells. About fifteen minutes later his wife, who was attiring herself in an adjoining room, heard him call in a faint voice: "Mary! Mary!" Upon responding she found the general reclining upon the sofa and evidently in pain. His hands were pressed over his heart and he was barely able to articulate: "Many, I can hardly breathe." Greatly nlarme.l, Mrs. Crook rung for assistance, and messengers were dis patched for Dr llurlburt, whose ollice is a block away. The physician quickly responded, but on his arrival expressed the opinion that the patient was beyond relief. Five minutes later Gen. Crook passed away as quietly as a sleeping babe. Mrs. Crook was overwhelmed by the terrible event aud her grief was pitable to witness. Col. lorhin and other memhers or the stalf hurried to the hotel upon receipt of the news, and the war department was fit once noiilied. The funeral will take place either at "Washington or Oakland, Md. Gen. Crook had not been in the best of health for some time, although he did not consider it necessary to consult a physician. A few weeks ago he went on a trip through the Indian Territory, accompanied by Gen. Strong and other officers, and on his return he frequently complained to members of h!s staff that his heart troubled him. The news created a profound sensation in the city. ltiogrnplilcnl. Gen. George Crook was born near Day ton, O.. Sept H, 1828. He was gradu ated at the United States military academy in and was on duty with the Fourth infantry in Cali fornia in 18.VJ-61. 1 le was in Rouge River expedition in 1H5C and com manded the Pitt Kiver exoedition l in 1KI7 In thai latter he was ot. chook. wounded by an arrow, llail risen to a captaincy when ot the beginning of the civil war he re turned to the east and became colonel of the Thirty -sixth Ohio infantry. In ISO. he was wounded at Lewisburg, West Virginia. For his services at Antietam he was brevettod lieutenant colonel, United States army. He was actively engaged in several campaigns during the wark. i . l ; el. cl l,.iTW. tUlU IU.'& Jtttlli ill OilUl Kltlll H Olll.'LllillUUUll campaign, receiving the brevets ot brig adier general and major general, United States army, March 13, 1865. He was mustered out of the volunteer service Jan 15, 18li5. July 28 he was com missioned lieutenant colonel Twenty third infantry, United States armv, and assigned to the districts of Boise, Idaho, where he remained until 1872, actively engaged in Indian campaigns. In 1872 ho was assigned to tho Ari zona district, where he quelled serious Indian disturbances. In 1875 he was sent to Wyoming, where, at Powder river, he defeated the unruly Sioux and Cheyennes. He continued his campaign in the northwest with rolentless vigor until, in May, 1N77, all of the hostile tribes had yielded. In 1882 Gen. Crook returned to Arizona, where he forced squatters to vacate the Indian lands. In the following year, when the Chiricnhuas went on a raid, he pursued them and made 400 prisoners. During the two years following no depredations occurred, but in the spring of the Indians under Gcronomo Again went on the warpath. Gen. Crook pursued them and forced their surrend er under conditions. The president de clined to ratify his action and Gen. Sherman telegraphed him that the only condition that could 1 made with Geronimo's band was tliat their lives would be spared. In the meantime, Geronimo and some of his men escaiied, and lien. Sheridan having criticised his campaign severely, Gen. Crook asked to be relieved from tho command of the department of Arizona. He was re lieved, and Gen. mill's was sent to take his place. Shortly after Geronimo and his band surrendered and were taken to F lorida where they now are. For nearly four years there has been a bitter controversy over the surrender. Gen. Crook's friends claiming that Gen. Miles had brought about the climax of what could not have been accomplished without (Sen. Crook's antecedent work. This controversy has gained in bitterness recently by the dis cussion of a bill which has passed the senate and is now pending in the house committee providing for the removal of Guronimo und his xople to Fort Sill, I. T. Gen. Crook favored the removal and Gr n. Miles opposed it. When relieved of the command of the department of .Arizona, Gen. Crook was sent to Omaha in command of the department of liie Platte. In 1888, on the retirement of Gen. Terry, he was made a major general and sent to Chi cago in command of tho division of tha Missouri. HANGED IN A GRAVEYARD. A Qnlet "Removal" By a Mob Near Rob- lD.on Station, Kf. Cynthiana, Ky., March 22. Dan. Gruell was hanged Thursday night. about 8 o'clock, by a masked mob com posed of about twenty men. They took him from his house to a graveyard about three miles from his home and hanged him to a wild cherry. Mr. E. W. Hill found Gruell hantnnir there Fridav morning, about 8 o'clock, and eave tha alarm; Judge Laflerty went to tha place, had the body cut down and summoned a jury, who returned a verdict of hanging of Gruell by parties unknown. Gruell about two years ago defrauded the people in that community out of several thou sand dollars by baying cattle, etc., and never paying for them. At that time he was pulled up two or three times, and was compelled to give up about $2,000 and ordered to leave, which he did, going to the mountains. He returned recently, and it is said has threatened to kill several of his neigh bors and burn them out, and has also treated his wife badly and has had a number of difficulties. This is sup posed to be the causa of tha hanging. No idea is entertained as to who com posed the mob. The hanging took place about two miles from Robinson station, on the Kentucky Central railroad. When Gruell was found he had a black cap over his face, and hia hands were tied behind Ids back. A regular hangman's knot was tied in tha rope. I lis wifo does not say much, only that the mob came and took him away, tell ing her that they would not hurt her, only to keep quiet. She evidently did not care, as she did not giva any alarm. He tried to cut her throat not long since. He also leaves fiva children, the eldest only 18 years old. A YOUNG WOMAN'S VAGARY. She Dodi Male Attire and Later Steal a Mule Now a Fugitive. Nashville, March 22. Mies Agnes Rankin, a handsome young woman of about twenty-five summers, who for merly resided near Union City, whose parents now live in Weakley county, re cently donned male attire and traveled to Martin, where she went by the name of Ed. Jones, and, though she met many who knew her as Agnes Rankin, they did not recognize Iter. j Finally hhe strolled up in Weakley county aud hired as a farm hand to a family living about seven miles south of Fulton. Here she worked for three weeks, an 1 one day mounting one of her employer's mules rode into Fulton, sold the mule to Mr. Reed, the livery man, for $80, and. then wandered down to Greenfield. Her actions and display of money caused a constable to arrest her, and he took her to Martin for identification at her request. There the astonished offi cer discovered that his prisoner was a woman, and he departed for home leav ing her free. It is supposed that she is now somewhere in Kentucky, and the buyer of the stolen mule is in pursuit. EDISON IN THE RACE. He' Not Swell Headed aud Will En lei the "Fast Sending" Tournament. Nkw York, March 18. Thomas A. Edison, in reply to a letter from Mr. Frederick Catlin, manager of the coming "fast sending" tournament, intimating that he might have drifted too far away from his early telegraphic associations to be interested in such matters, writes as follows: Fribnd Catljn I hope I haven't changed a particle. I'd rather have the smallpox th m a swelled bead. Fat me down for 125. Yours, Thomas A. Bdhom. Dangor of Cemetsrjr Drainage. Gkkkncastlk, Ind., March 23. The citizens of Brick Chapel and vicinity, a few miles north of this city, are much concerned over a discovery just made in the drainage of their cemetery. Ditches six and a half feet deep were dug for that purpose, and in one instance a hole w is bored in a box containing the re mains of a man who hod died of ty phoid fever, letting the water run out in the drain within 800 feet of a farmer's well. Dr. G. W.' Bener, of the county board of health, was called there Wednes day to examine the drainage, and or dered several of the drains cut off. i .1 Language and Religion War In Manitoba. Winnipbo, Man., March 22. It is re ported that, acting under inspiration from Sir John Macdonald, Lieutenant Governor Shultz will refuse his assent to the bill just passed by the legislature abolishing the French language aud sep arate Catholic schools. If he does the Greenway government will be forced to resign, hopeless confusion will ensue, and an appeal will be made to the coun try, ia which event the government will doubtless be triumphantly returned. A prominent Frenchman who pretende to know, says that this course will be taken. Murdered and Robbed. Evehton, Mo., March 22. The mur der of "Lucky" Morgat at Dadevills, a small town near here, has just been dis coveied. Morgan had been missed by his friends for a day ox two, and a search discovered his body at the bottom of the well. His face was burned to a crisp and his throat had been cut from ear to ear. He was a rich old bachelor, and the murder was doubtless commit ted for the money which he was known to carry with him in large amounts. Hii house had also been robbed. Women Fight a Lorer. Westport. Conn., March 22. Annie Loveric and Mamie McDermott, two young women employed in Lee's cotton factor v, Wednesday evening fought a stand-up light with bare knuckles in an old building. The fight was the out come of a quarrel over the attentions of a voung man. Daily was time keeper and Klias Shaw was referee. A dozen others were present. Neither hud much advantage until Miss I)veric landed a stinging blow on Miss MoDermott's nose, which settled the affair. No Time For Kepenlane'. Richmond, Va., March 28. Dr. Mau rice Augustus Rust, a distinguished Ger man physician and atheist author, met with an untimely death Thursday after noon. He was nearly 83 years of age, and had resided here for over twenty years. He ascended to the roof of his house to fix a skylight, and having ef fected his obiwt starlM to denoendi the ladder. Somehow he lost his footing and fell to the floor below, some twenty feet, ind was instantly killed. The Ulair Hill Loet. Washington, March 23. Tl educa tional bill was defeated by a vote of 83 to ill. Mr. lilair changed his vote to the negatve in order to move a reconsideration. GERMAN LIBERALS Position of the Party Under the New Government &nownxey Dr. Bamberger, a Leader In the Reichstag. He Say the Emperor' Intentions Are, No Doubt, Excellent, and Like HI Grandfather He "Conceive His Mlnnion to Be Not Merely to fieign. But to Gov ern Other Foreign New. London, March 23. In an, interview respecting the position of the German Liberals under the new government, Dr. Bamberger, the leader of that party, in the reichstag, said: "Emperor William II conceives his mission to be not merely to reign, but to govern. This was the belief of bis grand father before him, and it is very far from proven that his father had had a funda mentally different idea of the functions of the Prussian monarchy. "The Prussian constitution and the constitution of the German empire leave to prerogative an incomparably wider field than it occupies in the English sys tem. Two views of these documents for both the constitutions are written documents of specinc purport are held in Germany. The advanced Liberals re gard them as beginnings of a constitu tional development, from which in time representative institutions may grow to their full stature. Prince Bismarck has declared that he does not admit this con struction, and that the constitution of the empire is a limit laid down and agreed upon by which the German na tion has said to the advancing tide of Democracy: Thus far aud no further.' "William I is believed to have shared this opinion, and it would seem to be held by William II, judging by his speech at the dinner given by the pro vincial diet of Brandenburg on Thurs day, March 6. The Conservative view is that the advanced Liberals in endeav oring to make the most of the position and powers or the representative assem bly, are trying to strain the terms of a perpetual compact and covenant. "This is the explanation of Prince Bis marck's great bitterness against the party which beet represents the princi ple of Liberalism is Germany, and this is the reason be described the Liberal leaders as 'enemies.' "Behind the Liberals the anxious Con servatives see the Social Democrats, who, tlKMijh on all points of doctrine at issue with the Liberals, are yet often in the kaleidoscopic shifting of majorities found to vote on the same side. 'The Social Democrats moreover, are professedly opposed to the existing con stitution of society. Further to the left are found the Poles aud Alsatians who protest against the empire in its present extent. The emperor appears to be, at least in regard to the meaning of the constitution on the Conservative 'plat form,' which includes all kinds of Con servatives and the so-called National Liberals. His speech on March 6, ex pressed the feelings with which these parties regarded the success of the Liber als and Social Democrats at the polls. "No monarch in fcngimd, since the Tudors, has had a power comparable to that of the German emperor and King of Prussia. The emperor in the above mentioned speech referred to the Em peror William I, and to the Great Elector. William I gave the impulse to the social legislation, which has been the peculiar citaracteristic of Germany in receut years, and in this direction the grandron will follow in his footsteps. "The greit elector represents very dif ferent Muiievetnenta. Prussian historians eulogize him as tlie consolidator of the monarchy, in the sense that he made Brandenburg, Prussia, and the Rhenish duchies as far as dossible into a singlo state. The judicious American histor ian of Prussia, Mr. Tuttle, regards him with aversion as the guhvertor of the an cient liberties alike of Brandenburg, of East Prussia and of the duchies. But he was the zealous and energetic pro moter of Prussian industry aud com merce. "The emperor's intentions are, no doubt, excellent. But his recent declara tion that 'All who oppose me I will crush,' makes it more evident than any event which has since transpired that the liberals of Germany have no easy part to play. But they have not Buf fered advereity without having gained experience, and will know how to steer in difficult times." A Rem rkabl4 Feature. The Tunes Berlin dispatch says: "A remarkable feature of the crisis is that there has been no organized effort of public opinion to induce Bismarck to stay in ollice. This may be attributed to the fact that his countrymen were con vinced of the hopelessness of trying to induce him to change his mind. Mole over, they felt that he was ageing rapid ly and merited rest, and they knew that they were Messed with an emperor who is pledged to continue the foreign policy which lias secured peace to Germany for twenty years." CopiUl a Learned Man. A Berlin dispatch to the Standard says that besides a comprehensive military and naval knowledge, Gen. Von Ca pri vi is well versed in modern languages history and political science. While chief of the admiralty he showed a freat aversion to somi-otllcial paperj. bis leads the Liberals to believe that a thorough change of the relations be tween the government and the press may be expected Foreign Not.-. Typoid is raging in I Pajs, Bolivia, over 8,000 oases being reported during a single week. Oen. Von Csprivi, the new chuncol'.or, had aconferenoe with Prince Bismarck Friday afternoon. The two brothers, Richard snd Oeorgo D vles, have been sentenced to death for the murder of their father at Crewe. Tho British colliers are (rreatly elated over toe successful tame of the stnlto. Work is being resumed at all the mines. All of tbe German ainhiaeadom have b iin sumrooued to Berlin to make tbo acquaint ance of isnd commit with the new chancellor. The Nineteenth Century asserts that Count Von Munater, tbe German minister to Franre, will succeed Count Herbert Bis marck as imperial f oreiga minister. An agreeable Impression was caused in Pari by the announcement that Emperor William bad bentoared tbe Order of the lied Eagle upon Jules himon. At Kocpenick, Thurdnv night, while a number of workmen were holding meetings, they became excited by the intUmfttory speeches made to theiu and acted iu riot ous manner. In attempting to disperse the rioters two gendarmes were woumletl. Venezuela has paid $30,000 for tl e swonf presuuted in 1825 by Peru to Bolivar, the liberator, and tlte relic will be plnced in the National musouin at Caracas.,, In the course of his rescript the emperor says Bismarck's wise and energetic policy of peace, by which his majesty is resolved to be guided in future, being fully convinced of its correctness, will always be remembered abroad, aud well deserves reeoguition. It is not in the emperor's power to reward Bis marck for his services; but as a sign of last ing thanks he confers upon him the dignity oi DUKe ol Lauonburg, and presents him wim a lito-aize oil paintmg of himself. NEWS IN BRIEF. Condensation or Interesting Items Various Subject. Wisconsin Grand Army elected Col. B. f. Bryant commander. Hewelberg college, at Tiffin, O., has been oonverted into a universisy. Two young women fought with bare fista at v eat port, Uonn., to settle a love quarrel. Four prominent liquor dealers are negoti ating to control the retail liquor traffic of lacoma, Wash. Two small children were bitten by a rapid dog at Btendal, Ind. One already shows symptoms oi hydrophobia. Minister Prim, of Muncle. Ind.. has been deserted by his wife, who says he belied his name and was shockingly cruel. The Wilson Transportation company, of Cleveland, 0 with a capital stock of 11,000,000, has been incorporated. Kirk Guns, a notorious Chicago gambling hell proprietor, lost $17,000 while trying to "break the bank" in a neighboring heli John Emdee, while Wanting loirs with dynamite, near Lafayette, Ind., was hit in the forehead with a piece of wood and killed. Detective Norris arrested Sweeny, who cheated old man Chapman out of 7,000 at Adams, a. Y., by the gold brick racket at Chicago. J. W. Woodruff, ex-preeident of the Life and Reserve Insurant company, at Buffalo, . x., lias uisippeared, takimr with him his type writer operator. Near Huntsville, Ala., a negro dug a pit, into which he cast a young white woman whom he he had tried to ravish. Men are on his trail to hang him. It is now declared that Jesse White, who suicided at Joliet, 111., on account of threat ening letters, wrote them all herself, being a monomaniac on the subject. Ben Gruell, who was hanged by a mob nr Cynthiana, Ky., had threatened to burn out or kill his neighbors, and some time ago attempted to cut his wife's throat. At a meeting of the Memphis cotton ex change tho bill now before congress to in creaso tha salaries of the United States dis trict judges from $3,500 to $5,000 was unani mously indorsed. A party of over a hundred manufacturers. capitalists and business men from the cities of western New York are making a survey or tha g:s Hold and the workings of natural gas at Marion, Ind. John Alexander Logan, III, acred eighteen months, named after his illustrious grand father and sou of Capt. John A. Logan, Jr., a -iburanny assiinwvl to an Ohio mnment by Governor Campbell. H, K. Glidduu, who was arrested in New York for alleged assault on a servant girl while getting his luggage out of a fashion able hoarding-house, claimed to be the mayor of Lexington, Ky. A new Odd Fellows' block was dedicated at Huntington, lud., Thursday, and tho Grand Lodge officers were nearly all in attendance. There was an immense gathering of Odd Fel lows from all over the state. The well-dressed six-footer, who has been kissing ail the pretty women in Belleville, 111., proves to be Walter Delehanty, of Chi cago, whoso wife left him becaueft. he wore nor to a shadow by his mad osculatory hab its. Homo time ago the $11,000 residence of Mayor Htockhridge, at Colorado Hprings, Col., was burned by incendiaries. Thursday hia new $8,000 residence was burned. He is a Prohibitionist, and political enemies are suspected. Keports from Indianapolis and New York Are to the eifoct that i'resideut Brush has sold out the Now York League club for $07,000. Another meetiug will be called at New York shortly, when an eight-club schedule will be prepared. While attempting to cross tho Cumberland river near Clarkesville, Tenu., in a canoe, Joseph Cove, a colored peddler and iron doaler, wus drowned by his canoe capsizing aud throwing him aud his companion into the water. His companion swam ashore. In the circuit court at Columbus. Ind.. John Taylor tiled suit againsC the Jefferson- villa, Madison auj Indianapolis railroad for $10,0n0 for personal injuries received by the wrecking of a gravel train at Clifford, by which he lost an eye and had his left foot crushed so badly as to require amputation to save his life. The result of tbe conference of the ex ecutive council of the Federation of Iiabor in New York Uut Saturday has just been made public. No one trade will lie ordered to demand the eii;ht hour law nor to strike to enforce the demand. As it is left to the strongest trade, Pittsburg aud Wheeling dis tricts will be represented by tho carpenters first asking a conference with the builders, and , it refused, demanding it. Now York and Boston stone masons will probably make the first liroJik iu lh"se cities, to be fol lowed by other strong organization. 1 TO DIE BY ELECTRICITY. Slocum, the lle llall l'lyer. Who Mur dered HI) Wife In New Vork. New York, March 33. James A. blo- cum, the base ball player, convicted of the murder of his wife, has Ix-en sen tenced to death by electricity on aoiue day during the week beginning May IS. Knocking New for Keminler. Albany, N. Y Mitich 22.--T1iij court of appeals has aitiriatd the judgments of tne couxU Ih-Iovv iu the Kiimiiler murder ciuse, d(H hiring tiie electiical s:x- ecution act conMitut.onul, and holding that no error wa committed on the tnul of the accused. Tbe court is unanimous. Only one opinion U written. O ibblrd Ihe "Koo" Lin. New York, March 22. A Herald special from Ht. Paul says it is currently reporlea were mat uenry uiaru, backed by a powerful German syndi cate, ban obtained control of tiie "boo line. 1 he story is that the one share by which the syndicate secured the majori ty of tho stock was procured from the Canadian Pacific. Kllli-d III Wife. New Yohk, March 22. Mrs. Kate Spence. who wax Thursday night shi.t twice by her husliand, George Urn. nee, at 30 Wt Twenty-ninth street, died in the ho pilal Iriday inorcing. Her husband i under arrest. Strenuous Protests Against Addi tional Restriction Made to the Joint Committee of the Senate and House. Editor Ilone water, or The Omaha Bee, and Editor Hartholdt, of The St Loui Tribune, Make Vigorous "Kick" Against Cloilng Our Gate to the Op pressed of Other Countries. Washington, March 22. The senate and house committees on immigration met in joint session Friday morning and heard protests against the passage of any laws restricting foreign immigra tion. Ixlward Kosewater, editor and proprietor of The Omaha Bee, made the first address. He stated that he repre sented a number of German societies of other nationalities in the west, and pro posed to tell the committee of the views they entertained on the subject. Mr. Rosewater reviewed briefly the history of immigration from the time of the declaration of independence, and stated that the question naturally followed: "To what extent shall this right of im migration be abridged or extended by the United States?" At the present time he said the ratio of immigration was on the decrease. Since 1147 (thirty-three years ago) P.G39, fl;)5 immigrants had landed at the port of New Y ork. The time had not yet come, he believed, when immigration should be restricted. Ho was born in Bohemia; his brothers were born in this country. Ho claimed to be a good as his brothers. The accident of birth did not make them any better than he. This belief in pride of "National birth ho be lieved to tie a survival of barbaric fanat icism. The pauper labors transplanted on this side of the ocean were generally supposed to injure the interests of our laboring people. This, he contended, was not to. When the pauper laborers came to this country their conditiou be came better. Their wants were greater, and they connequently became greater consumers. The native laborers had given up the heavier kinds of labor, and these immigrants were noeded to take their places. The Americans who worked on the streets and railroads to day were comparatively few. Under .Senator Mitchell's immigration bill persons diifering from the popoular Democratic idea would be prohibited coming to this country. Persons who believed that there was something wrong with the machinery of government were classed as Socialists. Hnnator Mitchell's bill would prohibit their immigration to America, yet Edward Bellamy and Henry Gonrge.who were rank Socialists, were allowed to live here and distribute their books about the country. In answer to a question of Senator Chandler, Mr. Rosewater said that he believed that the prosi-nt laws were ade quate for the exclusion of undesirable immigrants. Those who had committed crime, who were paupers, and who came under contract were exlcuded. Richard Bartholdt, editor of The St. Louis Tribune, read to the committee a protest to congress from a conference of German-American societies, held in Washington a few days ago. The pro test cited that the societies "Respectfully but most earnestly object to and remon strate against the passage of any and all of the measures now before your honor able body, designed to materially change the present National laws on immigra tion and naturalization." Some of the reasons for the protest were that the proposed immigration measures were fraught with the i-ame spirit that caused the founders of the United States to rise in rebellion against a British tyrant; that the industry and intelligence of the im migrant have lieen a chief factor in de veloping the country; that the immi grants have always been devoted patriots to the United States: that tha nronoscd change is uncalled for; that the scheme proposed is impracticable, and that our existing laws, if riiridly and honestly enforced, afford ample protection against all undesirable and criminal immigra tion. CROWDING INTO HEAVEN." Scliwelufurth' "Angels" Gathering for a Ten -Days' Confab. Rock ford, 111., March 22. Schwein- furth's followers held their first meeting at "Heaven" for the present ten-days' conversations at noon Friday. As far as can be learned the gathering will be free from sensational features so far as the public is concerned. The "Master" will expound the scriptures, the theme throughout the convention being the doctrine of the new covenant and tho condition of the redeemed when all prophesies shall be fulfilled. There are 100 persons present, and all sleep under the same roof. Inasmuch as there are sleeping accommodations for only about thirty, the "angels" are rather crowded, but Schweinfurth said Thursday that all were pure-minded and free rrom any worldly passion, ana they could therefore all be accommo dated very well. Fight About Fuel Oa. Frankfort, Ky., March 22. Gen. John B. Castleman and Mr. William Jackson, both of Louisville, indulged in a little scrap Thursday morning in the ro tunda outsida of the senate chamticr. They were separated before either was hurt. The row was over a bill to allow the Kentucky Rock (las company, of Louisville, to manufacture aud sell fuel gas. It is opposed bv the Louisville Gas company, which is being represented in legislative matters ly Mr. vvuiiani jacg- aon. Hen. l.astleman is connected wmi the Rock Gas company. Mr. Jackson claimed his company had not ber. treated fairly betr.re the committee, irl' one word brought on another until mut ters came to a breach. Ihe principals were in the senate chamber at tho time, and adjourned to fight it out. There is not likely to be further trouble. CONGRESS. Seventh-Fourth Day. In the senate Protests were presented against the meat inspection bill. The lilair bill was beaten yeas 81, nay 37. A mo tion to reconsider was entered. After ex ecutive snsaion the senate adjournocL In the house Two public building buls were pawed. The Mudd-Compton cuntcsted lection case was voted on. The resolution declaring Mudd elected was wlopted yea V9. nays 1V Mudd was sworn In. lle pension appropriation bill was takon up, and at 5:15 p. m, lb house adjourned.