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VOL. II
BIG STONE GAP, WSE COUNTY, VA., THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1894.
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j,.s. L K-lly, lUrry i. kytrt.
4rs KELLY & AVERS.
OFFICES IN AYERS BUILDING,
BIk Stona Cap. Vft.
j F. B ULLI TT, Jr.,
TTORNKY-AT-LAVV
ig Stone Cap, Virginia.
-iirt?
M <:. I.. klfLm?xfl.
|,in??li?l.
HMOND& RICHMOND,
LAWYERS.
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_ ? ? fA.
ILLIAM WALLIS,
RNEY-AT-LAVV
AND CONVEYANCER.
Big Stono Cap, Va.
H. A, W. SKEEN,
foKNEY AT-LAW,
uff.?In Sliorll RulMIng,
Stono Gap, Virginia.
R. T. IRVINE.
rORNEY-AT-LAW.
$oiiim*rl?l<l llwlMirip, vV?*4 A
Stono Gap. Virginia.
TURNER MAURY,
ORNBY-AT-LAW.
Arn?' Hi.lMinj, \v??d iv?nn?,
tono Gap, Virginia.
LTER E. ADDISON.
)RNEY-AT-LAW.
ifT!.< in Nickel* Iliiil'liiiKS
tone Gap, Virginia.
null. Vn i ?i i M ri\, VVUt CM. V?
RNS & FULTON,
?RNEYS-AT-LAW,
.? II. Wi*?!iinl I>irl0ii?vn1'4nati*t. and
:ii 11 Ulirvlllr. Va.
Vf. K. JOM. ?. M?V N?H,
H gftl'ltltftillp. Sloilv (inp.
MATHEWS&MAYNOR
RNEYS-AT-LAW,
Hcfc?|n Uiill.llujf, IV.I Av.uu?,
one Gap, Virginia.
(?? Colleniuli? mi.I l'roiiij.i ftmillauc*
iwC.H ?v mii Licit, N?n?>..
RSON & MILLER,
vNEYS-AT-LAW.
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4|i ? i II . \ . . ki V.rion, rrt.
M. G. ELY,
RNEY-AT-LAW,
Cove, Lea Co., Va,
D. KUNKEL,
AN^oSURGEOIST,
"o Cap, Virginia,
i,.ii? r?,.i.?f i},t?i?,
tji'l t'iciitltt
riEEVE, M. D.
ISEASES OF WOMEN
CLUSIVELY.
St- Bristol, Teni).
C. Pft U IMER,
NTIST,
No. 9, CoiUral Hotel.
J';'?t ?.,?,!,. ?., MwM|av |||fji; j
1 'S"1' 'rMimtki
'" '.?Iii,? ,by. jBrf3
THACKER,
TGINEER AND
iVEVOR,
Gap, Virginia.
1 Wink n SjicciaJiv.
??>???. U. ?|.\.\k?.NMIlr,
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BLANKENSHIP.
-YS-AT-LAW,
l!e- Virginia.
Irvl I.. H^i^rhii,
HURD, I
6 top. Va.
'hons
A[JP ESTIMATES.
iile, Va.,
.^O'^ieTQR.
?IM-UI . '?"Jncud
'I 'f^ ?? ???Ur
, . ????
,;.;M;'^""-?' girt* t.
TEftBIBLB CRIME.
ShoeitJojr Kltttog of t FtaiUy
tteft Oa? Little Girt KscapSojp*
Milas, Mo.. Mf+y 13. ?Gus Weeks, his
wife and two children were murdered
io cold blood, near Browning. Another
of tbo children of the murdered couple
was so badly injured that it is not
expected she will recover. She is 7
years old.
Wm. F. and George Taylor, brothers,
the former a banker in Browning, the
latter a farmer, are charged with for?
gery, larceny and arson. Wm. Taylor,
Gua Meeks and others were jointly in?
dicted. Mocks pleaded guilty and was
sentenced at the last term of court to
the penitentiary, but Gor. Stone par*
doned him for the purpose of having
him used as a witness against the Tay*
lor brothers.
The mother of Meeks says that her
son received a letter from the Taylors,
at Browning, pursuant to an agree*
meat, telling him to be in readiness to
go away at 10 o'clock Friday night
The murdered man and his family got
into the wagon which was brought and
started for Browning. En route they
were attacked and murdered.
On the strength of descriptions fur?
nished by the girl the sheriff has ar?
rested Sharon McCnllongh, of Gould,
and George Howlctt, of Lime county,
as accomplices in the crime The Tay?
lor brothers have not been caught
MILLS' STAND.
The Texas Senator Voles Against Specific
I>uitra? Lino or 1'ollry or ftoth Partie?
In Disposing of Amendments Outlined.
Washington, May 32.?The line of
policy to be pursued by both repub?
licans and democrats in disposing
of the amendments to the tariff
WU reported by Senator Jones,
pf Arkansas, was Indicated in Fri?
day's session with great clearness.
Any substitute or amendment to Mr.
Jones' schedules offered by a repub?
lican was laid on the table by the ma?
jority. When the vote was reached on
amendments reported by Senator
Jones, the republicans supported them
as being an advance of duty over the
rate Axed by the Wilson bill and the
bill reported by the senate finauco
committee.
Where an article originally on the
free list in the democratic bills was
given a specific duty, Senator Mills, of
Texas, voting ''po;'-1 but when, an ad]
Valorem rat? vf as provided, he answer*
p4 "W'e?" with his democratic col*
{cages, for its adoption,
This course will be followed through?
out .the consideration of the amend?
ments pending before the senate until
the final vote upon the adoption of tho
bill, when the republicans will vote
against tho measure as ,a whole and
will hope for enough democratic aid to
beat it
? i ??>? ????*?
OPERATORS' STAND
Oa Prices or Coal In tho rittubargh alin?
ing District.
PlTTSUVUGft, May 12.?A largely at?
tended and important meeting of rail?
road coal operators of the Pittsburgh
district was held, and after a discus?
sion of the strike situation, a special
committee was appointed to meet
a like committee of .\hq rivejp
pppcatqra pf puT district for the
purppse pf trying tQ effect
ftn agreement between them
on the question of uniformity. This
joifct conference will be held Friday
afternoon. At Friday's general
meoting of river and railroad operators
the result of Thursday's meeting will be
made known and both parties to tho
agreement will take action on what
prices and terms they will insist upon
at the Cleveland convention, to be held
on the 15th inst
JJPIAN4 LOYAL LEGION.
tier,. J.c^y- Wallace $? Ktectett Commander
for ?it Year.
Aniucksow lnd?, May VA?The an*
nual meeting of tho loyal legion o|
Indiana was held here Friday evening.
Officers elected are:
Commander, Gen. Lew Wallace, of
Crawfordsvillc: senior vice commander,
Maj. C, T. Doxey, Anderson; junior
vice commander, Capt. D. F. Allen,
Frankfort; recorder, Capt II B. Peck,'
Indianapolis; register, Capt John M.
Boge, Indianapolis; Capt. Horace,
McKay; Indianapolis; chancellor, Capt
J. 11. Munzy, Rushvillo; chaplain, Maj.
E. R. Lucas, Indianapolis - )
'fy the llpt^l'poxey, at V:?t?plock.
M>J. Charles % Poxey tendered the
loyal legion a complimentary dinner.
Then followed a pretty reception at tho
Anderson club.
A Giant of tho Forest
Pakkkksbvbg, W. Va., May 12.?A
i gigantic poplar tree was cut down by
Mr, U. E Barrett on his farm in Ral?
eigh county, which will be hard *o
beat. Five logs were cut from the
tree, tho first measuring 13 feet In
length aud (10 inches in thickness;- thd/
j^cctyjl. Vi feeVoy 57 inches; the: thlrd^
|2 feet by 54 inches; tfoe fourth, Hfeefc,
by ,V2 inches, and the fifth, 14 feet by 53;
inches. Over 31,000 feet of-lumber was
cut from the five logs.
Arranging Sharon's Millions.
San Francisco, May 12.?A supple?
mented deed of trust has been filed by
the Sharon Estate Co., conveying in
trust to the California Title, Insurance
and Trust Ca, ?40,000,000 worth of
property belonging tp. tft? ?ha|ton esj
t?te. Provision is mado for the issue
anee of ?2,000,000 5 per cent bonds to
be exchanged for bonds hitherto is?
sued.
A Great Plot In Russia.
St. l'KTEitSBURG, May 12.?In addi?
tion to the recent arrest of forty stn*
dents on suspicion cf being nihjlistsV
?ther students ^avo oeei arrested *i\
;r:ultimcoasJv n$ Mq.hcq-iv, Tver an<H
Smolensk. A printing press, which,
had been used by the students, was
discovered at Moscow.
Arranging to Secelve Solly.
St. Louis, Mo, May 13.? Labor qpn
jranizatlona of this <dty ara preparing ?
reception for Kelly's commonweal
navy. The Trades and Labor union
has made a donation of ?100.
Car inspector Crushsa to Death.
Paukeksbubg, W. Va., May 12.?
Henry Grandin, general car inspector
of the Ohio River railroad was crushed
to death between two cars in the yard*
here Friday morning. A curious feat?
ure of the accident was that while his
body was mashed flat the skis was not
broken bos* ft drop Qf bloo4 spiUefl,
FP^-TffiRD_ CONGBESS.
Soeoad SeB?lota.
WAjOTOTOW, May a?S?jM?~With fbS
eacepUon o? lbs firm ball hour, tbe wsole of
Monday'^ session of tbe Bcnatc was passed be?
hind locked doors la ??o consideration of the
Chtoes* treaty. Nothing a? pub. to interest oc?
curred Sa open letsion, except the offering of a
resolution by the populist son*tor from Nebras?
ka, Allen, Sa relation to the police cssaulf
upon, and tbe arrest and Imprisonment o?
Cosey and.bis,-two subordinates, Browne and
Jones. The resolution provides Tor a select
committee of Lvo senators to investigate tbe
facts and circumstances, and to make suck rec?
ommendation* "m . will prevent such an out.
rag? hereaf^r,M The resolution went over till
Tuesday. t** **** *
Horss?-TJ^ider an order fron tbe committee
I on rules, the house spent nearly a day in die
| easting a bill reported front the committee on
j public buildings and grotmds,- for the purchase
of a site for e> government printing office. To?
ward the close of tbe session, tbe tariff Question
! adjusted itself Into the discussion, Mr. Milliken
(rep, Me,) taking the lead, After this bill
shall have been disposed of, by the terms of tbe
\ order-mentioned, the bill for the erection of a
ball of records < for tbe storage of gor eminent
papers), in the city of Washington, will be the
pending business, subject only to the considera?
tion of general appropriation bills. 3 he New
York and New Jersey bridge bflL on motion ol
Kr. Dunphy (dem, K. Y-j, was passed under a
suspension of the rales.
WasmifGTo?, May 9.? SB rate.- Mr. Hoar
addressed the senato in opposition to the pend?
ing tariff bill. He expressed his conviction that
tbe finance committee did not approve the bill,
and that most of the men who were to veto for
It would, when they did so, violate their oaths
to support tbe constitution an they understood
It Re was asked by Mr. Gray <D., Col)
whether be meant to say that the persons who
wonld vote for the bill would violate their
oaths. "I do," was Mr. Hoar's blunt answer.
Mr. Gray (with a tinge of anger in his
manner)?That is a very remarkable charge for
the senator to make of his colleagues in tbe
senate." "ft is a very remarkable thing te
do," Mr. Hoar-sr.id. "I repel the charge as un?
worthy of the senator from Massachusetts, and
ae unworthy of a senator in this place," Mr.
Gray exclaimed, with Increasing anger.
House?No business of Importance trans?
acted in the House Tuesday, c
WasBiKoros?. May 10.-8xj?iTX-The tariff
bill was at 1:10 Wednesday taken npand a long
and interesting discussion took place on the
pending amendment?to insert in the enacting
clause of the bill the words, "or withdrawn for
consumption," so that it will read that tho
duties provided in the act will be levied, col
lected and paid upon all articles Imported from
foreign countries, or withdrawn for consump?
tion after June ?0, 1894 The amendment waa
attacked on the republican side. This brought
Mr. Mills, of Texas, to his feet In his address
he Bald: "I rise to say that I do not intend
to vote for a single one of these amendments
Changing the duties from ad valorem to spe?
cific I am humiliated enough to have to be
drawn nearer and noarer to the McKinley act
In tho rates of duty and in the amount of rob?
bery inflicted upon tho poor working people of
\hd country, who have been starved to death
under' thits system of taxation, without bolng
compelled to bow down in humiliation and to
take up the pledge of protection." Tho amond?
ment was agreed to without further discussion,
and the senate adjourned.
Hocsx?In tho general debate on tho naval
appropriation bill for the year ending Juno 30,
1685, speeches were made by Messrs Walker
(rep, Mass.), Grosvonor (rep.O.), Block (dorn,
Ga.), Dollivcr (rep, la.), Melklejobn (rep,
Neb.), Pendleton (dem.,W. Vn.) and Ray (rop,
n. Y.j. When the houso adjourned Mr. Spring?
er {dorn., Ill) announced that on Wednesday
next ho would report from the committee on
banking and ourrency for consideration the bill
to suspend the operations of the 10 per cent
tax upon tho clearing bouse certificates Issued
during tbe financial disturbance of last sum?
mer. Mr. Cos (dem, Tenn.), gave notice that
be would then move to add an amendment to
appeal the 10 per cent tox law.
Washington, May 11.? Sbwate?The Allen*
Coxey resolution came up In the senate Thurs?
day. Messrs. Gordon (D., Ga.), Teller (It,
Col), Stewart {Pop, Nov.), Hoar <R., Maaa),
and Harris (D., Tenn.), spoke ob the reeolu-.
tion. The morn lag hour expired^ and the rose-.
Iption went oy er. it now goes on the calendar,
f rom whlob it can only txo taken by a majority
vote of tho senate, The tariff bill was then
taken up and considered until 5:15, when a
message-was received from the house, announc?
ing the death of Representative Brattan, and
tbe senate adjourned till Friday.
House?Private bills introduced: By Mr.
Martin, of Indiana?Pension Jos W. Snyder,
aged and crippled son of Jacob Snyder, de?
ceased, late a prlvato in the revolutionary war,
at the rate of f If per month. By Mr. McCrea
ry?Pay M. J. Yanarsdall of Mercer county,
Kentucky, 83,C00 for services during the war as
n surveyor. Representative Coombs introduced
n bill for a currency commission to be composed
of fifteen persons, not more than seven to be
bankers, and not less than two fron} c?p.b, f?
the five geographical div/lstou^ of She country.
S'r.fc po'mmieslpn Is tp investigate the currency
question and report to congress next December.
On tbe announcement of the death of Represen?
tative Brattan the house adjourned.
I ' WAfiftiNGTON, May 12s?Benatr?WItb tbe
exception gf the first hour- of Fr-lflay's acsulon
Ja the senate the whole session was spent on
; tbe tariff bilL Tbe net result of the day's work
< was the progress of four lines and the follow
1 lng change.iu rates: On boroio acid, from SO
per 'cent ad valorem to t oeats a pound; on
Chromic acid, from 10 per cent ad valorem to
! 4 debts a pound: on citric acid, from ?> percent
tbSS ad valorem
' - - /Housk?A vigorous arraignment of the re
a publican administration of tbe navr yards by
Jkr. Cummlngs (dem., N. Y.,) Incurring a refer?
ence to the employment of an extra force at
the Portsmouth yard for tho benefit of-Kx
Speaker Reed, and the sarcastic rejoiuer of Mr.
Rood, were tue principal re&.tur-eg of fto^ebare
cVn''tee ' nayar appropriation Mil Iii tho houso
I Friday. General polities and tariff all crept
into the speeches, and debate was enlivening
and interesting. In the evening session of the
bouse consideration of a bill to pension the
widow of a volunteer In the army at the time of
tbe Mexican war who had served only forty
four days whon he was discharged by reason of
the cessation of hostilities, caused a long dis?
cussion, but nothing was done.
Washington, May li?Ssratc?Saturday
the Jones amendment fixing the duty on tannie
acid at 6J cents was then agreed to?38 to 11.
On the next Jones amondment Increasing the
duty on tartarlc add from 10 to SO per cent.the
vote failed to develop a quorum by ona vote* i
The republicans all voted ior ;he:atooudraen,t,
A qubS?ua'w^'w.ltuVdiffiouJty scoured.pn-tbig
amendmeut, andlt was dpfeatpd?10 to ?8, The j
next'paragraph was" alcoholic perfumepy, U* \
eluding cologne water and, other toilet wau?a,
on which tbe duty was placed at 52 per gallon
and ?& per cent ad valorem in the house bill
Tbe Jones amendment lnoreased the ad
valorem duty to SO per cent Mt\
Jones arose aud withdrew tho increase
saying it was unnecessary. Mr. Jones pre?
sented an entirely sow amendmont to the next
paragraph, to change the duty on alumnla in
its various ohemlcal forms from 3> per cent ad
valorem to a specific duty of four-tentha y{ a
cent per pound. Mr. 4-lut lab retveH m aruffnd*
ment ?,c mskHt sllPtehihV.'^The quorum, again,
failed on Mj. ^Idrlpb/a'mflUQU. ft?<? M?\ Karvls
decided to make no farther effort to secure one
Saturday, and upon fats motion tho senate ad?
journed.'
Houss?No business of importance transact.
ed Saturday._
Blinded by a Torpedo.
Parkkrsburo, W. Va., May l^w
Olin Tavermer. ag<$ }0 ?C/tr# vfim
playing wJUi a raU^cnd torpedo, caused;
it to expire, striking him in the foro-.
head. At first it wa* ihougrht his, syw
could be saye&fcUr sight of oao
vyiU t>? entirety gom& and the other will
be greatly affected, producing nearly
total blindness._
Tbe Zander Deserted.
I^AWBK3fCEYW-% JirM May Ji.?Coar
par.y P, p| Morrison's division of \h$
Cosey army, disbanded here Sunday,
Harris, their leader, hawtoff deserted
them* taking all their ioads vrith him.
A S*Jot to Doatsfoy Cathadr?lf,
London, May 12.?A dispatch to the
Chronicle from St Petersburff, aayw
A number of students who have been
1 arrested oq suspicion o? being Bihillata
J Are believed to have been engaged In a
j plot to destroy the Kazan and other
cathedrals on Kastor,
BLOOD FLOWS.
A Scuffle For a Train Precipitates a
Skirmish.
The Cexeyitee Retreated, Breaking a
Switch and Piling Beeks on the Track?
Bet Afterward! Removing Them?
WUd Times In Washington State.
Tacoma, Wash., May 11.?A fight
took place at North Yakima Wednes?
day evening between marshals and j
industrials. Deputy Marshal Chidester j
and Jollick of Tacomawere shot, the j
first named in the leg and the latter ,
through the bowels. Twenty shots
were fired in the melee. Savage, Wea- j
ver and McAdee, all Seattle citizens,
received flesh wounds from revolver
shots, "Buck," a Seattle Coxeyite,who
is the leader of the crowd, had two
I fingers broken with a club.
! Great excitement reigns at Yakima.
I The fight was a result of the determi
I nation on the part of the Coxeyites to
not leave a train, which had been held j
there since 10 o'clock. The deputies
determined to take the train; The in?
dustrials swarmed over the train and
! outnumbered the marshals. The lat?
ter gave up, after two attempts to
j oust the army, and steamed back
to Yakimo-j two miles from the
I scene of the sen file, and side
tracked. The deputies from Top
| penish responded to Chidester's de?
I mands for re-enforcements, and 25
! more went from Ellensburg. At 7
j o'clock Wednesday evening the train
I backed to the bridge over the Yakima
river, a mile from the town. Half the
population followed. The Coxoyitss
.boarded the train to tho number of
150, and one of them attempted to un?
set a brake. A deputy ordered him to
j stop. On his refusal the deputy pro
I ceeded to pull him away. The Cox
j eyites began clubbing the deputy, and
! then the shooting commenced. The
Coxeyites retreated, breaking a switch
and piling rocks on the tracks, but aft?
erwards removing them. As soon as
! the fight was begun stones were thrown
! at the engineer and firemen in an at?
tempt to dislodge them. The train
backed into Selah station after the
fight, where it hi now, Surgeon
H^U has gone from -Yakima to
attend the wounded. . Adjt Fit?
ting, of Seattle, went to Yakima
! from Ellensburg, Wednesday evening,
I and demanded food and shelter for
the army. The city council granted
leave to sleep in the city hall Wednes
! day night and food will probably be
I given them. Marshal Frake left here
Wednesday night at 11 o'clock for tho
scene. All along the line the army is in I
an ugly mood. Thirty industrials left
I Ellensburg Wednesday night to walk |
, over the mountains to Wenatcho, on
the Great Northern, where they hope
to get transportation to Spokane and
possibly to St. Faul
SroicANK, Wash., May 11.?Judge
, JIanford has issued an injunction re?
straining all persons from interfering
with or trespassing upon property of
the Great Northern. Any one. sq doing
will be guilty of contempt of court ami
llablp tq immediate arrest,^
MONUMEN F TO MARY.
Long Delayed Honor to the Mother of the
Father of IIla Country.
FitKDKiucK8nuRO, Va., May 1L?The
nation docs honor Thursday to tho
memory of the mother of the "Father
of His Country." In the presence of the
chief magistrate of tho country, sur?
rounded by his constitutional advisers, 1
by the justices of the supreme court,
by many senators and members of the
house of representatives, aud by the
patriotic men and women from many ;
stages, and amid the b.uoniin,? of capt
ftP.jif ft'fld patriotic cheers from thou?
sands of throats, the monument erected
to the memory of Mary, mother of
George Washington, was dedicated and
unveiled Thursday. The little town
was gorgeously decorated in honor of.
tho occasion, and nature smiled her
benediction.
The monument unveiled Thursday is
a plain monolith of granite, fifty feet
high and stands upon a base eleven
feet square The base bears this sim?
ple inscription: "Mary, the Mother of
Washington." It has been paid for by
contributions from almost every state
in the union, and stands at the head of
her hitherto neglected grave, a quar%te.V;
of a mile beyond the city limits^ ' The
event'of the day is the culmination of
the efforts of Mrs. Margaret Hetzel, of
Virginia, and Mrs Amelia C. Waite,
widow of the late chief justice of the
United States. These brought into ex?
istence the Mary Washington Memor?
ial association. They received the co-op?
eration of many patriotic northern and
southern women. It is five years since
the first subscription was received. Six?
ty years ago Cyrus Burrows, a patriotic
citizen of New York, offered tq bear
the whole oxponse, of the monument'
The. k'cornerstone' was laid in May,
i??S, by President Andrew Jackson, in
tho presence of his cabinet, the su?
premo Court and an immense concourse
of spectators. A sudden reverse in the
fortunes of the New Yorker, how?
ever, prevented him completing his
voluntary task, and the corner-stone
has long since disappeared before
the invasion of vandals and relic hunt?
ers.
Murdered HJ?, ^r^lmrjd^Law,
LA^vnHi?pkvki,el 111,, May 11.?Ira
Smith, a young farmer, living seven
miles south of Bridgeport, was called
to his door and stabbed to death by his
brother-in-law, G. W. Belt The assas?
sin has been arrested. No cause is
known for the murder.
So Chlneae M Merchant*.
San FliAxpisog May ' VL~l% tho
United States circuit court Judge Mo?*
row has rendered a decision that not
only sustains the ruling of AU'y-Gen.
Okioy to the effeot that no Chiuesc can
be allowed to laud as merchants under
the McCreary act whose name does not
appear in that of the first co-partner?
ship of which he claims to be a mem?
ber/but which goes a great deal fu**
thcr than the attorn*y general went
Judge Morrow holds that the same re?
strictions apply in the ease of all Chin?
ese merchants, whether they departed
from the United States prior to Novem?
ber 3, I $93.
Asphjx'lat?d in a WelL
Bocxvillk. Ind., May 12,?Wm. Phil?
lips, United Brethren preacher, lost
his life while cleaning out a well at his
home, near Lcatherwood, this county.
He was overcome by choke damp. Iiis
brother came near sharing the same
fate while attempting bis re.*Qu% V
THE THIRD TIME.
Rev. T. DeWrtt Talmage's Tdber
nr.de Burned.
The Congregation Had Just Left the Mom.
2ns Service 1 zeept a Few?The Hotel
Hegest Also ' Burned?Ac srrj-ate
Xou Orer One Million Dollars.
Nkw Yoi'.k, May 14.?Fire seems to
be the Nemesis of Rev. T. De Witt Tal
mage and the members of his congre?
gation. Their beautiful new taber?
nacle at the corner of Clinton and
Greene avenues, Brooklyn, was de?
stroyed by fire Sunday noon. The
fiamcs broke out just after those who
had attended morning service had loft
the building.
Not only was the church destroyed,
but the Hotel Regent, and a numl er of
buildings were al?o greatly damaged.
Had the fire broken out one hour ear?
lier, while the building was filled with
worshipers^ it is almost cci tain that a
dreadful panic and loss of life would
have resulted.>
This, is the third time that the Talmage
tabernacle has burned. It is a singu?
lar coincidence that evcrj- fire was on
Sunday. Everything In the tabernacle
Sunday was destroyed with the build?
ing. Perhaus the lo>u which will grieve
Dr. Talmage most is that of the me?
morial stones which he brought from
the east, and which were set in the
wall at the right of the organ,
encased in relief work. They were
four in number. The top block was
from Mt Calvary und bore the word
"Sacrifice." The stone below from Mt
Sinai, bearing on it 'They Law." Tho
bottom stone is from Mars" Hill, and
bears the inscription. "Gospel." The
front stone was unmarked. UA more
unique collection never was gathered
from one place," Dr. Talmage says of
them.
The fire, it appears, originated back
of the organ. Dr. Talmage was in the
church shaking hands with Mr. Leon?
ard Moody, IL Adams, .lames 11. Fer?
guson and their wives, when a small
boy rushed into the church through
ono of the open doors and informed the
sexton, Jas. Day, that he had seen
smoke coming out of the windows on
tho Wavevly avenue side of the church.
The flames spread with lightning
rapidity and the sparks Hew in all di?
rections. The greatest excitement
prevailed. The interior of the church
was a seething, roaring mass of flames
inside of thirty minuter after tho fire
was discovered, and X>y 1 o'clock the
roof and the handsome steeple bad
fallen in.
There were two ladies in the Hotel
Regent who had to be carried out On
the fifth floor Mrs. Lqoniisof Savnnnah,
Ga., was lying ill with her young baby,
only a few days old. Hie was carried
safely from the burning hotel, and,
with her child, was removed in an am?
bulance to the llomtepalhic hospital.
Miss Kean, the assistant horn .keeper
of the hotel, was also carried from the
building. She had just passed through
a severe illness, but was convalescent
The loss is estimated at a little over
01,000,000. The loss on the Hotel Re?
gent, including the building, paintings
and the guests' household goods will
amount to about *<500,000. The loss on
the tabernacle is about $400,00U, and
the adjoining buildings are reported to
be damaged to the extent of ??0,000. It
is said that the hotel was insured for
f 500,000.
Four firemen were overcome by heat
during the progress of the flames, and
had to be removed from Hie scene. All j
subsequently.ro?overcd. It is supposed
the fire was caused by a spark from
pne of the electric light wires behind
the organ- ^_
ANTI-OPTION,
Speculative Men t'oiuliluiiig to Defeat 1
Haleli's Hilt
Washington. May 14.?In view of I
the combinations which nre being
formed among congressmen from
the large cities, it is evident that
Representative Hatch will not have
as easy a time in passing his anti
option bill as some of its supporters !
anticipate. Among the latest to
i range himself in opposition to the
I measure is Uncle Loren Flacher, of
' Minneapolis, the home of Senator |
Washburn, of Minnesota Information
frpni a trust worthy source is to the
effect that Mr. Washburn docs not pro?
pose to take such an active part in
framing an anti-option measure as he
did in the last congress. Accord- j
ing to the programme outlined by the
opponents of the Hatch proposi?
tion, every obstacle possible will
be thrown in its way, with a view to
getting it into the senate too late for
any action by that body. It was sug?
gested to Mr. Burrows, of Michigan,
that an effort might be made to Induce
?p$akei Cylap to give anti-options
preference over some other matters
which might come up in the house
His rcpl}' was that he could be relied
upon to fight any such proposition to
the bitter end.
I.::p,-s for Alaska.
Nkw York, May 14.?The Danish
steamship Island brought a curious
.company of sixteen passengers this
city Saturday. They comprise sLx fam?
ilies of Lapps, all in native dress. The
^eungest member of the partjr is an
infant which is carried by the mother
incased in a deerskin cradle which
closely resembles an Egyptian mummy
case. Ten black Esquimaux dogs start?
ed with the party, but one died on the
10th inst These Lapps are en route to
For\ Clarence, Alaska, to be employed
at the reindeer stations.
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Chief Jusrlce R<**tgns,
Jacksonviu.k, Fla., May 14.?Much
surprise was created here Sunday by
the announcement of the resignation
of Chief Justice George P. Raney, o?
the supreme court, to take place at
once. Iiis resignation just now is like?
ly to cause curious political combina?
tions, Judge Raney afliliated with the
anti-CaR faction, and this gives Gov.
Mitchell a good chance to appoint one
of their own men to the vacancy,
which will give him prominence in
the convention called to nominate a
chief lustice this fall This olliec is
the only state office to be filled at this
election.
Anarchist Henry Hot Huug.
Paris, May 12.?The execution of
Emiie Henry, who threw a bomb in,
the cafe of the Hotel Terminus., has
been postponed. It was expected Vo,
i^tVe taken place Saturday morning.
TIPS DEATH
Yfca KtefjhMt m?C After *?v*ral DMf* of
Agooj?A Second Dom of Cyanide of t*o
tarafni Ends the Strate** Misery.
New Yoke, May IS.?Elephant Tip
was unquestionably a great sinner in
his day, but he is being greatly sinned
against in his taking oft. Park Com?
missioners Clausen, Strauss and Bell,
accompanied by Superintendent Smith
and Secretary Borna, arrived at Central
park at 6 o'clock Friday morning, in
company with Drs. Huntington, Allen
and Spitzka. At 6:58 they gave Tip a
carrot in the cavity of which was two
ounces of cyanide of potassium. The
elephant swallowed it and then ejected
it Afterward he was given an apple
with a similar dose, which he swal?
lowed. Another dosed appTe and a
piece of bread charged with cyanide of
potassium he refused to touch.
New Yoek, May 12.? Tip, the ele?
phant in the Central Park menagerie,
died Friday afternoon at -i:':<.> o'clock,
after many hours of agony. Such a
botched piece of work has never been
accomplished by men skilled in taming
wild animals or in saving a wild ani?
mal from unnecessary cruelly and suf?
fering. From Cam. until 5 p. m. the
great king of the forest went shudder?
ing from one convulsion into another,
under the influence of cyanide of potas?
sium, which had been given him.
The first dose of the poison, twenty
capsules, was not sufficient to put a
quick and painless end to his life. Af?
ter many consultations between Super?
intendent Smith, of the menagerie, and
Superintendent Ilankinson, of the so?
ciety for the prevention of cruelty to
animals, It was resolvod at "> o'clock to
administer another dose of poison. The
second dose finally proved effective.
Capt Collins, In charge of a squad of
park policemen, kept tho crowd back.
No one was allowed within 200 yards of
the elephant house. In the earlier
hours of the day the crowd was allowed
within fifty yards of the elephant
house.
Matters at 3:15 o'clock Friday after?
noon seemed to be reaching a climax.
At that hour fifteen capsules of cyanide
of potassium were given to Tip in a
dish of bran. The great benst went
Into convulsions and thrashed about at
a tremendous rate. In his wild strug?
gles he broke the chains which con?
fined him.
The attendants seemed to be panic
stricken. Tip was loose in his pen,
and their lives were in danger. Two
men were Immediately sent for guns
with which to shoot Tip if it became
necessary. It was feared that Tip
might break out of his pen.
The reserves were not required, how?
ever, for the huge beast's struggles
quickly ended, and as the- poison be
San to work he fell to the ground and
led.
Tip had killed four men and maimed
several others. He weighed about
twenty thousand pounds
A SHOWER OF BADGES.
Balles of the Presidential Campaigns of
Thirty Years Ago.
New Youk, May 13.?-Workmen tear?
ing down a rear two-story building
near the northwest corner of Twenty
third and Fourth avenue were greatly
excited when a shower of what
looked like gold eagles fell upon them
on the timber. Work was suspend?
ed, and there was a rush or a general
scramble for the treasure It was soon
found, however, that tho shining disks
were not coins. They were campaign
badges of a generation ago They were
tokens worn by Lincoln men and Mc
Clellan men In 1864 and emblems of the
Grant and the Seymour followers in
1809. Altogether, there were about 50,
000 of them. Some of them had tiny like?
nesses of the men in whose honor they
were worn, and others had various de?
vices which would stir the blood of old
time politicians who. have long ago for?
gotten them. Oeorge H. Hey er, owner
of the premises, had the badges boxed
up and removed to a safe place. The
building was occupied for several years,
beginning in 1974, by a man named
Montrell, who made a fortune by man?
ufacturing these bodges. He disap?
peared several years ago.
sleds feearu nov to Kick.
\VAjmxofos. May 13.?Two delega?
tions of full-blooded and half-breed In?
dians from the Ponca and OJgge tribes
in Oklahoma, are in the city
to discuss reservation matters
with interior department o fa?
cials. The Poneas are headed by
Standing Buffalo, who with his associ?
ate made a visit to the bureau of In?
dian affairs Friday. They had an un?
satisfactory Interview with Acting
Commissioner Armstrong, who charac?
terized the chief as "a chronic grum?
bler and kioker,"
Uatbefftns: of Armed fifea Forbidden. I
Birmingham Ala., May 12.?Deter?
mined to put a stop to the gathering
of armed strikers, Go v. Jones Fridssn
issued a proclamation strictly forbid?
ding the gathering of armed bodies of
men, or their movement from place to
place, unless under the direction of an
officer of the law. The situation is
quiet Nevertheless, the military are
ttUl under orders, ready to move at a
moment's notice.
Wtntn Will Not t'nlte.
Philadelphia, May l??At the
Federation of Women's olubs, in ses?
sion here, the matter of union with the
national council of women was dis?
cussed in a heated debate. Several of
the delegates were members of both
organizations, and advocated union,
while others opposed it so bitterly that
nothing was accomplished.
Sogar and Germany*
Washington, May 12.?Among the
representatives of foreign governments
in Washington, none are more interest?
ed in the proposed amendments to the
tariff bill laid before senate Monday by
Mr. Junes than the German ambassa?
dor. That official early Tuesday morn?
ing sent a special messenger to the cap
itol for a copy of the amend?
ments, and it is quite certain
that before night the German
foreign ofilcc was familiar with the
text of the sugar schedule. H is
said at the senate that the German am
1 basaador looks upon this provision as a
direct slap at Germany.
Missouri Miners to Strike.
Macox. Mo., April 2!.?Eight hun?
dred miners at Hevter h&yft decided to
obey the order. o,f the. United Mine
Workers and wot k will be suspended
Saturday noon.
?"? >?-. - '.. .??.^??':.^::v"..-;;-j
AN EXPLOSION.
A Shower of Burning Fluid Rate
on Firemen and Speofcatom
Id a Mad Scramble to Get Away a foeaej
or More of Men and Wo??a S?st**?
Palafal Brnlees-A Number oi
Ftreios? Severely Burned.
Bradford, Fn>, May 14?Fire wee
started in the barrel house At Emery's
oil refinery, in this city, by a spontane?
ous combustion, Sunday afternoon.
The refinery was destroyed. The load?
ing rack and fire oil tank cars standing
on a sidetrack of the Buffalo, Roche*?
ter and Pittsburgh road were als?
burned.
The tire was fierce and attracted e
large throng of sightseers. The Brede
ford firemen fought desperately te
hold the flames in check, but thai*
streams only added energy to the
flames.
While the firemen were busy, aa$
hundreds of spectators watching tfcifs%
there was a violent explosion. A fcanfc
comtaining 400 gallons of benzine blew
up. The dome of the iron tank wet
shot up into space 300 feet, and came
down with a crash an eighth of a mite
away. The broken fragments of the
tank took an upward course, and the
burning benzine was hurled up in the
air.
For a moment following the czplo*
slon everybody stood still, bewildered
and stunned by the shock Waes
5re at volumes of fire were seen comin*
own the spectators frantically rushed
from what seemod a terrible and eeff?
tain death.
In the mad scramble to get away ?
score or more of men and women sus?
tained painful bruisos, and had thai*
garments torn to tatters. They wer?
trampled upon and piled up in heaps
in their eagerness to escape. About
thirty-five firomen had their faces,
necks and hands burned so that the
?kin peeled off. Their mustaches and
hair were burned off in many eases.
Many of the spectators wcro within 109
feet of the tank when It blew up,
but tho firemen were within less then
half that distance. None of tho spec?
tators wore seriously injured by the
fire,_
HARD TIMES.
A Report Favorable to an luvostlgatfeei
by ? Joint Committee of Concrete.
Washington, May 14.?Chairman Me*
Cann, oi tho house committee on labor,
has completed the report favorable to
an investigation by a special joint com?
mittee of the senate and the house of
the depressed condition of labor and oi
the Coxey movement
The report advocates immediate Ra?
tion and says:
''That congress should endeavor to
alleviate this condition of affairs caa
not reasonably be questioned, and the;
cause of such financial and industrial
depression as the committee ma/
find will more thoroughly anIighton,
and aid congress as to tho lees
course to pursue. It can not be de?
nied that tho influx of pauper la?
bor against the skilled American work?
man, aa well as the employment of
women and childron in factorioa and
industries of all kinds, is amoug the
many causes which have tended not
only to lessen tho value of man's labor,
but to greatly diminish the field of in?
dustries in which he could lind oppor?
tunity for a profitable use of his cnerg/
and skill."
LABOE MASS MEETING
Indorsee Coxey and Calls for a Ljtbor ?'?*>?
veuttou In Washington.
ItfDiANAroi.ls, Ind., May 14.?A moo*
?tor meeting of organized labor and
railway trainmen was held in tho Km
pire theater Sunday afternoon, under
the auspices of the Central Labor
union. Tho speakers wore Kugene V.
Bobs, president of tho American Kail
way union, and Geo. W. Howurd, vice
president Both seemed flushed with
the recent victory in tho strike on the
Northern Pacific conducted by the new
organization. The new organization,
it is said, would figure in polities, nol
on questions of wages, which the or*
ganiration could only wisely deal with,
but for shorter hours and such affair*
Resolutions were adopted lndorsiug the
Coxey movement and calling for "a,
labor convention at Washington.
Coxeyitea Refuse to Warb.
Hastings, Neb, May 14.?Bennett's
army of 70 men arrived Friday evening,
Kilpatrick Brothers and Collins, who
are bu Ming a railroad from Sheridan,
\Yj-cl, to Billings, Mont, offered free
transportation and employment at 81.40,
per day to the men, and not one would
accept The army is bound for St*
Lonift.
Mrs. Cleveland Departe
Washington, May 14.?Tho whtte*
house is at present without any of its
distinguished occupants. Following
the departure of the president Mrs.
Cleveland left at 7:10 Sunday evening
with her two young daughters, for
Buffalo, N. Y.. where the will make a
brief visit with her mother, Mrs. Fol?
sonx ;
Alabama I esjterado (let* lAta Quietus,
Birmingham, Ala., May 14.?Wyatt
T?te, who for some time has been a ter?
ror to the citizens of Monroe county,
has at last been surrounded and killed.
About two months ago an attempt was
mode to arrest him. bnt he killed the
leader and escaped. Two other at?
tempts to capture him by other posses
ended in the same way, the leaders in
each case being killed by T?te. Satur?
day afternoon the desperado was locat?
ed and surrounded. He was ordered to
throw up his arms, but refused and
was literally Cited with lead. Ke wards
amounting to $1,600 had been offered
for him dead or alive.
Coxeyite* Welt Treated at T-petta.
Topf.ka, Kan., May li?'Ihe train
stealing Coxcyites brought to this city
for trial have been given permission i y
the governor to camp on the state,
house grounds hero The governor*.
Mrs. iJiir'/s and others, including sec-*,
rotary Coborne and Superintendent o?
Public Instruction, Gaine.s held a con-%
fercn.ee which resulted in this call be*.
$Ug biSUtnU "A meeting of citizens of
Topeka, retaroles* of politics, will be*
held Friday night at the court-house t<h
consider ihe problem of the unem?
ployed, who arc on their way to thfe
national capital"

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