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MEMPHIS PUBLISHING CO MEMPHIS, MISSOURI. MANY MEN DROWNED. DISASTER TO COXEYITES THE PLATTE RIVER. ON Meyer Goes to Prison for Life Br Idee turned at Martin's Ferry Treasurer (Mmarott Found, Inane from Drink Murder In Indianapolis, From Far and Near. Tbii number or names of the Coxey Hm drowned In the attempt to navigate the Matte Biver In Colorado cannot yet be told. The river wan a raving torrent Thursday and many boats were wrecked at the bridges Twenty-nine boat"', con taining 185 men, pasted Henderson I -land bridge. Only twenty, with less than 100 men, reached Brighton. ome boats were deserted, their occupants taking to the rjad. On the McKay bridge teveral men were drowned. At Henderson Island bridge twenty-one men were in the water at one time, but were rescued with ropes by Balph Lee and Louis Kraut er. The bout of oue tnati from Utah, known as "I'reiichy," has leen recovered. Of one boatload of eight, six are said to have been lost Most of the bodies have been washed dovin stream. Many of the oxeyites believe fourteen to twenty men were drowned. Many men clung to the trees along the river banks, and an order was telegraphed to Denver for skiffs to take them off. Dr. II. C K Meyer, the poisoner of men for Insurance money, was sentenced to life Imprison meat in Sing Sing by Recorder Bmytho at New York. Meyer appeared before the bar looking very pale and ex ceedingly emaciated. The court was crowded with spectators anxious to get a last look at the notorious poiso.ter belore he retired to seclusion. Ills mo. Ion for a new trial was withdrawn. Ibe Recorder talked for a few moments on the atrocity of the crime and then, passed the sentence lie regretted that the jury did not return a verdict of murder in the first degree for the poisoning of Ludwig Brandt, which would have meant death for the prisoner. Mrs. Meyer, wife of the prisoner, will soon be placed on trial for murder. Early Friday morning an unsuccess ful effort was made at Martin's Ferry. Ohio, to run two coal trains on the Cleve land, Loralne and Wheeling Kallroad, after a week's tie-up. Ties were placed on the track, dynamite was used, a revolver fired and knives exhibited. Four deputy mar shals and two reporters were on the train. Their lives, together with those of the trainmen, were threatened If the train was not run back, and this was done. The nob. Including women, increased from fifty to 400 In ten minutes. The bridge at Whisky run was burned, and troops have been ordered to the fields. Troops have gone to several Ohio points. "Hilly" Slmsrott, missing treasurer of the Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association, Is back in Chicago. Ho Is In a semi-Insane condition In a sanitarium for Inebriate-, lie was found In Bostt n and brought homo by his faithful wife. He can give no ac count of hla four weeks' absence. Ills relatives themselves tell conflicting (stories as to where he Is and what Is his condition. The officials of the Switchmen's Association ...know nothing about htm except sundry wild stories they read in the papers. The return of Slmsrott has left his case as mysterious as ever, and the mystery may grow. Horace Greeley Douglass, a prominent Democratic politician of the Fourth Ward, of Indianapolis, vas found dead at his home early Friday meriting. His skull was fractured, bis face bruised and bloody, and all the Indications point to a murder as mysterious as the many others which the po lice department seems an Able to unravel. The wounda are mostly on top of the head and could hardly have been received in a fttlL 'Ibe police think It probable that Douglass took poison and then Inflicted the wounds upon himself to give bis death the appearance of murder. The railroad raco for Kalny Lako City and the gold region thereabout has begun, and surveys are being made by at least three American roads. It Is likely, how ever, that a Canadian road will arrive first. The Port Arthur. Duluth and West ern has been granted a subsidy of $4.;t)t) a mile for the thirty-five miles necessary to be built, and work will be begun this sum mer. At Koston wreaths of roses and of ivy. with bunch a of lilies, pinks violets, and otner flowers, were laid Thursday about the tomb. In Auburn Cemetery, of Edwin Kooth. and loving hands scattered loose flowers In abundance around the monu ment that was erected a few months since to the memory of the greatest actor that the new world has ever produced. Thurs day Is the first anniversary of his passing away. R. B. I.an?don & Co . of Minneapolis, have secured a '2.000,000 canal contract in Arizona, The country to be irrigated Is 400.000 acres, mostly in Maricopa County, and the water is to be obtained from the Bio Verde. The canal will start above rhirnix and will be 110 miles long. The Ohio Prohibitionists have put the following ticket In the field: Secretary of State Mark G. McCaslIn, of Kent: Judge of Supreme Court, J. W. Koseboruugh. El mir: Mate School Commissioner, Profes sor F. V. Irish, Columbus: member Board Of Public Works. II T. Earles. I ronton. Kansas Republican nominations: For governor. E. N. Morrill: for lieutenant governor. James A- Trout man; for associ ate justice Supreme Court, W. A. Johnson; for secretary of state, W. C Edwards; for auditor. George 11 Cole; for tic usurer. Otis I Ataerton; for attorney general, F. B. Dawes; for superintendent public instruc tion, 11 Staniey; for congressman- at large. B. W. Blue. Qneenstown dispatch: The Canard steamer Lucanla. whlc'a arrived Friday from Hew York, has lowered her best rec ord by thirteen minutes, and at the san e time sailed seventeen more miles than on the earlier trip Her time on this occa sion was 3 days IS hours and 5s minutes. Lawrence Sptller. convicted of the murder of Lot tie Uowe i n April 28 in the suburbs of Staunton. Va., was hanged Fri day. Tito drop was only four feet. Death seemed instantaneous. The Costa Ricm Congress baa levied an export tux of 4 shillings per quintal ou coffee. A Gotham rumor has it that ex-Feci e tary Wet. C Whitney is engaged to marry Miss Joannit David go. of Virginia. The corporation of Limerick, Ireland, has decided by a unanimous vote to con fer the freedom of the city ou Lady Aberdeen. CRIME AND CASUALTY. Samuel Alexander, who murdered James Nesbitt In Chicago in 1&01 and later escaped from an lnstne asylum, has been captured In Montreal. Mr. and Mrs. John Spruance. of Oak land. CaL. while on their way from Cali fornia to Dansvllle, N. Y., were relieved of a bag contaluing S4.500 worth of diamonds and S175 in money. The bag. which was fastened with safety ptns to Mrs. Spru ance" s person, must have been wrenched off by an expert band, for she has no knowledge when it was done It was missed just before reaching Buffalo. By the explosion of a keg of powder at a mine near Jermyn. Pa., seven men were bur.ied, some of them fatally. Five boys, whose ages ranged from five to twelve years. Inmates of the Catholic Sisters of Mercy Home in Tarry town. Si V.. have died from poisoning, tho result of eating herbs picked on the playground of the Institution, reven more boys are criti cally 111 from the same cause. Most of the Inmates are orphans. The poisonous herb was a root which the boys mistook for sweet-flag. It has been discovered that Joseph A. Sawyer, the Monmouth (Me ) farmer, who was so mysteriously murdered two weeks ago. had at the time of his death about SIS. 000 in cash, notes and bank books se creted in various places about his house. The loss by the Eraser Kiver flood In British Columbia Is estimated at S4.000.003. H. II. HefTn -r. a former m ember of the Chicago Board of 'J rade. committed sui cide ut New Orleans. Isaac Goodman, an Elwood. Ind.. farm er, was sentenced to four years in the pen itentiary for operating a fence. 15y the explosion of a gasoline gener ator in a laundry at Portlaud. Oregon, six Chinamen were killed. -The steamship Texas, 3.010 tons bur den, with a general i-ar;o and a deckio-td of cuttle, was wrecked off Trepassey. N. F. She was bound from Montreal for Bristol. II. II. Welch, an old, respected and weK-known resident of Chicago, drowned himself In the pond at Line dn Park Wednesday morning. After wandering through the streets for a long time before dawn he wound up at 6 o'clock In Lincoln Park near the pond at the foot of Fuller ton avenue He decided then and there that he had seen enough of the world's misery and so he plunged into the pond. Mr. Welch was 00 years old. For more than a quarter of a contury ho had been a clerk in the registry division of the Chi cago postoffico. Bjbbers ditched a Mobile and Ohio passenger train near Columbia, 111. Linares. Mexico. dSpatch: An Amer ican. T. H. Prltchard. of Michigan, en route to the hacienda of Francl-c Lopez was waylaid, killed and robbed by bandits. Mr. Prltchard Is said to have had a large amount of money in bis possession. Two swindlers, representing them selves as members of tho American Hall way Union, Induced Mayor Hopkins of Chicago, to buy i&i worth of spurious pic nic tickets. A gasoline stove exploded at Kansas City and two servants. Mary Glynn and Nora Kelvel, were frightfully burned. Mary Glynn died shortly afterward, but tlte other girl will probably recover. PERSONAL MENTION. James D. Ford, a prominent attorney of Toledo. Ohio, was found dead In a hotel In Cincinnati. Heart disease caused bis death. John McCaffery. a pioneer of Chicago, and a conspicuous figure In the business world, is do id. He was 8G years of a:e. William Cornell, an eccentric miser of Potighkeepsie, N. Y., has Just died, leav ing an estate worth f 1.000, 000. William Walter Phelps Is seriously 111 with laryngitis, complicated with fever, at his home at Teaneck. N. J. Joseph Haworth, the actor, is serious ly ill at Boston. Obituary: At Salt Lake City, J. R T. Walker, .IT. S. A., retired, brother-in-law of James G. Blaine; at New Orleans. Rev. Dr. Henry M. Smith; at Kansas City, H. M. Valle. aged sixty-three. POLITICAL, Joseph N. Carter, Republican, was chosen to the Illinois Supreme bench. Mon day, from the Fourth Judicial District, by a plurality upward of 4.000. In Oregon, Monday, the Republicans e'ecte 1 their en tire ticket, from Governor down, with the possible exception of Superintendent of Schools. The Legislature will be close and tho Populists may hold the balance of I power In the Senate, though the Republi cans claim they will have a majority in both houses. Congressional nominations: Twenty first Illinois District, John J. Hlgglus, Democrat; Secoud Maine, Kelson Dingley. Jr.. Republican, renominated; Seventh Missouri. John T. Head. Democrat; Kighth Kentucky. James R. McCreary. Democrat, renominated. FROM WASHINGTON. The monthly debt statement shows a net cash balance in the Treasury of $117. 654,335. of wbich S78.wS3.Sfi7 is gold reserve. It also shows that tho Interest-bearing debt May 31 was f63S.S41.S4A, an Increase of only i4f0. The debt on which Interest bus erased since maturity was fL $38. 399. a decrease of $3,f40. The non-interest bear ing debt was $30.016,32;i. a decrease of to7,S3. The aggregato of interest and hon-interest bearing debt was fl. 016,916, 660. a decrease of S'40. S7U. The statement of tho cash in the Treasury is as follows: Gold. $l4S.OC,7.sif,; silver. $512,194,054; pa per, fl OS. 081,172; bonds, minor coins, etc., I1S.S3S.838, against wbich there are de mand liabilities agcregatlng5C65.4CS.92si. making the decrease in the available cash balance for the month (7,243, 45a Second Assistant Postmaster General J. L Bell has resigned, to become traffic manager of the Jersey Central Railroad. Surgeon General Wyman. of the Ma rine Hospital service, has received a ca blegram saying that cholera prevails at Myslowlts. l'ppr Silesia, and is spreading over the Russian border. A second cable gram says that cholera prevails at Mlaua, in Poland, near the district of Stettin, but not In the town. The te'ms of sixty-three Presidential postmasters will expire this month. Most of them are in New York, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. Representative Houk, of Tennessee, has introduced a bill in Congress to reim burse the soldiers of the rebellion or their heirs for the average annual difference between gold and the value of the paper currency In which they were paid. Secretary Carlisle says the subject of another bond issue has not been men.ioned in the cabinet and declares that he has had no conference with the President regard ing it. Congressman Cadmus who-t Gaston informed of the conversation he had over- heard regarding tbe tariff bliL appeared before the Senate Investigating committee and confirmed the latter's story. Eight army officers were retired on ac count of d isablllty. All but seven of this year's military academy graduates have been provided with places, FOREIGN. The Italian crisis has come to a head with the resignation of Sig. Crisp! and his Cabinet, announcea Tuesday in the Cham ber of Deputies at Rome. King Humbert reserves bis decision with respect to ac ceptance or refusal. The action of the Premier Is the result of a Cabinet meeting Mi nday nizht after the debate on Crispins proposal that the Chamber Intrust a com mittee 'A eighteen, to bo made up of mem bers of the several political sections, with the task of preparing and presenting on June 33 a measure for reforming the ex penses of the public service in order to in troduce the greatest possible economies, the House In the meanwhile abstaining from any discussion of financial matters. The Cabinet were agreed that the srnall ness of the majority by wbich tbe Pre mier's motion was carried a majority of 11 in a session of 438 vas a warning that no success could be counted upon for the proposal when its det ails were made known. All the members of the Cabinet acquiesced in the suggestion of Sig. Sonnino that it ought to be left to the discretion of the Premier whether their resignations should le tendered in bulk to the King. Rome is greatly excited. The Chinese emperor has an effective method of stopping strikes. He recently promulgated a decree ordering the ring leaders to be strangled and the others ban ished. The strike collapsed. Ttirpin has been Induced by Paris jour nalists to present his new engine of war to Franco. Advices from Tuxpan. Mexico, state that a terrific windstorm passed over the village of Yahualica, about seventy miles back in the country, destroying a number of store buildings and dwellings and kill ing ten persons and wounding fifteen others. Lord Ro-ebery's Ladas, the hippie Uo! of England's sovereign people, won t'io one hundred and fifreonth Derby at Epsom Wednesday in a fair field, no favor and in the presence of the greatest assemblage that ever tiironged the historic downs. All Kritain paused in tho rapid revolution of the machinery of industry and social lifo to watch with fevered .ilnd the struggle of Hampton's unbeaten son as he came down the hill, around Tottenham and up the famous incline, and as tbe primrose, rose bars and cap of Finland's primo minister flashed past the winning post the cheers that rolled from tho Immense multitudes were speedily echoed In every city of the kingdom. The shareholders of tho Suez Canal Company met at Paris and voted to con tinue Ferdinand do Lesscps' pension. MISCELLANEOUS. A Rock Island train was ditched at Round Pond, O. T.. because the railway company refuses to stop Its trains at that point. The train crew were made prison ers. The Northwestern Elevated Railroad bridge questiou at Chicago Is settled at last Saturday night ex-Judge .Tamieson left Washington for Chicago, carryini with him a license permitting the company to build the bridge According to the plans there Is to be no central pier. The abut ments are to be 210 feet apart and the bridge a kind of a split and teeter affair which opens in tbe middle aud rises in the air, the parts on the land side of the abut ments sinking into the ground. That American manufacturer are find ing new fields for their products Is shown by the exports for ten mouths, which have reached the unprecedented total of fl83, 305.294. Alexandria. Ind., has contracted for a water works system, to cost 60.), 000 and to be complete 1 in four months. A report of heavy damage to the Kan sas crop and higher cables caused a boom in the Chicago wheat market Wednesday. Best prices were almost 4c over Tuesday's Close In the Northern Pacific inquiry at Milwaukee the examination of President Abbot, of the Wisconsin Central, was con tinued, but nothing of importance was elicited. Ada XL Dow Currier has been awarded $19,140 damages by a New York court against Manager David Henderson for In jury received at tbe Chicago Opera House. The Indiana Grand Lodge. Knights of Pythias has elected thesj officers: Grand Chancellor, James M. Hatfield. Hunting ton; Grand Vice Chancellor. C. F. S. Neal, Lebanon; Grand Prelate. Otto Kolb, Boone vllle; Grand Master at Arms. Erastus Pea cock. Rensselaer; Grand Master of Ex chequer. W. A. Morris, Frank ford; Grand Keeper of Records and Seals, Frank Brown, Indianapolis. The manazers of the Page Belting Company, of Concord. N. 1L. state that a careful examination of the books shows that the shortage of Manager Wormer. of the Chicago office, will reach nearly S4.000. Tho defalcation was discovered two weeks ago. but Wormer claimed that it was small, and agreed to make it good. He has now disappeared and Is believed to be in Canada. Gov. Richards.of Montana, has issued a proclamation forbidding the sun dance of the Ca'urd'AIene Indians at Great Falls, Local authorities are directed to take the steps necessary to enforce the inhibition. The University of Pennsylvania has conferred the decree of doctor of science upon Dr. Sarah Hackett Stevenson, of Chicago. Twelve hundred militiamen went to Cambridge, Ohio, w here strikers have in terfered with the movement of Baltimore and Ohio trains. The clubs of the National and Western Leagues atand as follows In tho champion h!p race i Per L. cent. W. Per L. cent. W. tfaltimore. . aj Pittsburg. v4 Cleveland 1 Phtlsdelo'ail Bostons 2s Bri-oElvn ..! . 1 NewTorfcs.l .60" St. Louis.. .is .WCincinuati.il .yo I.ouisvilles 10 .622 OMcaos ..13 Waehiuzt'niu 1 .Ht .496 .ofi4 .86 lit ia 13 14 1 1 a 24 5 27 WESTERN" LEAUUK GAMES. Per L. cent. W. s GrdF.apldsi. X .tvfi Mitwa'fceeslO 12 JBM Indtan'p'ls.J 14 .57$ Detrolts.. . 7 Ter L. cent. tu W. Sioux City ..j Kansas C'v-1 Minne'p'li saw Toledo? 13 IS 23 .361 iOi The theme of the new p'.ay.uAn Ameri can Heiress. by Francis Beinaa, with which Mr. Joseph Brooks will o, en the season in Chicago at McVlcker's Theater, With hi dramatic company, while new to the stage, is a matter of every-da? life in reality, ani deals with the young Ameri can iiri and the titled foreigner. The many recent mesalliances, in this connec tion, prove thar in seven cuses out of ten the n;,me of 'nobleman" is misapplied. But It is a remarkable fact that the cul tured youns American girl aspires to be honored with the dignity of Countess. Duchess or Princass. The motive of -An Americas Heiress" Is to shour as nearly as I ossible the result of such unions as those of the daughter of J. W. Matftey the American millionaire who married the young Prince Colouna. iliss Wheeler, of Philadelphia, who was united to Prince Pappenheim, aud other charming girls who have, thrown the sweetest part of their lives away by such marriages. The sub ject is one wbich appeals directly to Amer ican women mother and daughters. Certain social Incidents are touched with delicacy and humanity, and the situation-, whi.e often thrilling, are true to nature. FINANCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL, Operations are being generally resumed at the iron mines in the Lake Superior re gion. Shipments of ore have already reached !30,000 tons. There Is no change in the situation at the Chicago banks. Money is even more plentiful than heretofore. Colorado striking miners have accepted the terms of arbitration and laid down their arms. Forty-eight grain elevators, the prop erty or the Eed River Valley Company, will be sold In iho interest of the creditors. Indiana miners in Sullivan County outwitted the militia and burned five cars loaded with coal. A telephone message to Indlanatlolls. Ind., Mondny night from Shelburn said the troops were Area on by strikers under cover of the night. Communication is bad and it could only be learned that four of tho strikers were killed la the return oiley. Brigadier General McKee sent a call for the second Gatllng gun. the first being at Cannelbutg. Shortly after midnight a special train Was secured, and the rest of the Indiana light artillery under command if Capt Curtis. Speaker of the last House, was started over tbe Van dalia via Terre Haute lor the scene of the outbreak. Rush dispatches from the Gov ernor were sent to seven different military companies to prepare to march at any hour on Tuesday. There was much excite ment at tiie Mate House and the Gover nor was up all night There were eight companies at Elburn, counting the two that came up from Can nel burg. This would give McKee about 400 men. Op posed to them were nearly S.OOO desperate strikers. A messenger from Ebetbora said the strikers lire! anvils all afternoon to attract the men from the hills for miles around, but It was not thought any such thing as an attack on the militia was con tent (dated. The Immense plant cf the National Title Works at McKeesport. Pa., sixteen miles from Pittsburg, on the Monongahela River, was In the possession of a mob of 5.000 strikers 'luesday. who declared their Intention to battle with new workmen and officers. The cit at night was in a state of insurrection, and anarchy eras rampant on every street. The bloody scenes of Homestead, on the other side of the river. were enacted, and in all probability they wilt be repeated. The men are just as determined as those who held the Carnegie mills against the invasion of th- Pinkertons. and will fight against any and everything. All efforts on the part of the Mayor and police officials to disperse the strikers resulted In failure. The company has, apparently, thrown all responsibility on the city offi cials and sherilT of Allegheny county. 'J ho trouble Is the result of a strike that oc curred at tho mills. May 14, agalust a 15 per rent, reduction In wages. The miners of the Peoria (111.) dis trict on Wednesday destroyed the good record thoy had established for them selves during the present strike by a crime which has startled the entire commu nity. A mob of 'M0 armed miners at tacked Little's mine at Wesley City, a short distance bnlow Peoria on the Taze well County side of the river, drove out the men. killed an innocent spectator, severely wounded several otners. burned the mine building, and then blew up the blazing ruins with dynamite. It is believed that several of the strikers were either klllcl or fatally wounded, but the strikers carried their men off Into tbe woods. The trouble which culminated in the tragedy has been anticipated for a long time, and the proprietors of tbe mine charge Sheriff Herman Frederick, of Tazewell County, with being responsible for It and will endeavor to make Tazewell County i ay the damace. R. G. Dun St Ca's Weekly Review of Trade say i: it Is a sign of cheering Import that In finished business, represented by clearings and railway tonnage, there has been less decrease since the strike began than might have been expected. But in Inchoate busi ness, tbe orders which start tbe wheels, to rosult In tonnage and payment weeks or months later, there seems to be an actual decrease. Meanwhile the consequent In terruption of traffic and industry increases The Boppage of iron furnaces between the Alleghany Mountains and the Mississippi River has become complete, and a great number of concerns manufacturing iron, and others requiring soft coai or coke for fuel, have been forced to stop Business cannot increase In volume under such cir cumstances, and yet payments through all clearing houses for the week show a de crease of only 20. 8 per cent, compared with last year. THE MARKETS. CHICAGO. Cattle Common to Prime Ho;s Shipping (Made Sheep t air to Choice Wheat No. a Red Corn No. 2 Oats No. 2 Bye No. 2 Butter Choice Creamery.. .. Eggs fresh Potatoes Fer bn .. INDIANAPOLIS. Cattle Shipping Ho;s Choice Light Sheep Common to Prime Wheat No. 2 Red Corn No. 1 White Oats No. J White ST. LOUTS. Cattle HoiS Wheat No. Red Corn No. 3 Oais No 2 Bye No. 2 CINCINNATI. Cattle Hogs Sheep Wheat No. 2 Rd Corn No. 2 Mixed Oats No. 2 Mixed Rye No. 2 DETROIT. Cattle Ho. e Sheep Wheat No. 1 White Corn No. iellow Oats No. 2 Mixed TOLEDO.! Wheat No. 2 Red Corn No. Yellow Oats -No. I Mixed Rye No. BUFFALO. Wheat No l White No. -.'Red Corn No. 2 Yellow Oats No. 2 Mixed MILWAUKEE. Wheat No. 2 Spring. Corn No. 3 Oats No. 2 White Pauley No. I f-l FO Ct 5 00 4 On &, ft 00 3 00 (9 4 fO 57 & 6t 39 40 3V $ 40 49 f& ftO 10 ifi IT 10 ( 104 jo tB l oo 5 CO (it so 4 ou $3 ft 00 2 69 gt 4 00 51 (9 M4 40 & 41 sg t n 5 on (!t 4 M 3 00 4 75 !3 & 3t 37 (8 38 40 41 44 46 2 50 (? 4 60 4 00 J 5 00 2 00 & 4 50 &5 fft'4 42 42 42:v3 434 Lfl 62 2 50 4 ro 4 01 a 6 00 2 0 (1 4 co 6J 9 4 J j 42-9 41 Of 41-j 6T & 57S 41 v 41", 3K $ 3S1 11 & 61 61 ' 61St tS 10 44 t 46 S3 & 431? ft". (88 66 3 4054 41 42 63 54 49 t n 11 75 e-12 25 KIE-.N0.1. PoBK Mess. . NEW VOFiK. Cattle m 5 m & 00 25 75 62 45 48 1H 14 Hogs Sheep Wheat No. i Red. Crn No. 2 Oats No. ' White. Butter Best Eggs State EQUITY OF THE CLAIM SUIT AGAINST THE STANFORD ESTATE. Mr. Hour Deprecates Its Prosecution. While Mr. ltlutkburn tjurstion the Ownership Sis Year Penal Service for Hank Wrecker Hauirhey of ludianupo'.t. Told I n a Few Wonli. The Government's suit for $15,000.00) ncuinst the Stanford estate was n Thurs day made the subject of discus-don In the Senate. I be ;uetin arose upon a resolu tion introduced by Mr. Hoar. Instructing tho Committee ou Judiciary to pass upon the equity of the claim, and whether It should col be set at rest Senator Hoar said the Government ousrht at once to decide the question of extinguish ing and putting this claim at rest He did not soppo e. he s,aid. that any one seriously suppei that the Govern meut had ;i claim against the Stanford es tate, and it was proper that the judltiary oinnilf.ee should inquire whether this al leged clai'n was founded on a technicality ir upon law and equity. Mr. Hoar recited the benefactions under the will of Gov ernor Stanford and added: If the Govern ment had a claim of S15.OJ0.000. thnt was aulytveity cents apiece for the inhab itants of the United States to whom Mr. Stanford had consecrated bis lare estate, and It ought not to embarrass ttic closing years of his widow aud cripple and. per haps, destroy tho great gift he had made for the benetit of the poor by seekinis to press it,' No one. Mr. Blackburn said In reply, felt more deeply than he the public spirit manifested by his late associate in devoting so much to educational purpusivs. But tho real Mtestion was. did be own the estate, or had he sought to divert to this Uigh purp s an estate that belonged to Hie United States? 'i he Attorney General had already taken steps to determitto this question, and it was the first tin:o be had j iver heard of either house of Congress at tempting to stay the band of the law offi cer of tho Government. Theodore 1. Haughey. President of the ilefum-t Indianapolis National Bank, vhs on Thursday morning sentenced to six years in the penitentiary for his part in the wrecking of that Institution. Judge Bnker expressed deep regret in pronounc ing sentence, saying that It was an un pleasant duty to sentence a man that had so long beon respected for his uprightness and integrity as Mr. Haughey. After i ro nouncing sentence. Judge Baker shook Mr. Haughey's liund. Mr. Haughey is sixty eight years of age. Previous to the reve lations of his mismanagement of the bank. Mr. Haughey was one of the most prom inent citizens of Indianapolis Had simi lar revelations bsesi made about Benjamin Harrison they would hardly have caused a greater sensation. Haughey had been a resident since 1878. For nearly forty years ne was Treasurer of tho Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows, was prominent in Sunday school work, and has represented Indiana as a lay delegate In the Mothodist Gen eral Conference. In Alexandria Buy, St Lawrence Hir er, the steamer Ocean collided with tbe barge Kent Both boats sunk. Two pas sengers are missing. The German National Bank, of Den ver. CoL, did not open Its doors Thursday. Cashier Kunzmiller says that tho Institu tion Is compelled to go out of business. The German National is one of the oldest banks In tho city. The President is J. J. Beithmann, who is very wealthy. Atone time the bank's stock sold for '335 a share. The bank was closed during the panic last summer, but subsequently reopened on an agreement with the stockholders Tbe closing of tbe bank means liquidation so fur as Ttosslble. It Is impossible to ascer tain wnether the depositors will bo paid in full or not 1 he deposits according to the last statement, made May 4. were $853,025; cash resources 181,008; total re sources, $1,777,423 In December the de posits were $1,033,000; cash resources, $335,000; total resources. $1R-0J0. The cap. til of the bank is $530,000; surplus. $50,000. Charles M. Clinton, Cashier, re signed recently to accept the Vice Presi dency of the American National, and sc manp depositors went with him that there was a great falling off of deposits at tbe German. This Induced President Beith many to close out the business. It is be lieved none of the other banks will be af fected. The Chicago Lake Street Elevated Ii ui Thursday night stole a march on their rivals, the Northwestern Klevated, by clinching their right of way for their down-town loop. Three hundred men aud about twenty teams were put to work ou those parts of the loop that are Intersected and traversed by the proposed Northwestern route. The work was begun about 7 o'clock and pushed rapidly. The work was being done under special contract by J. S. Pat terson, one of the conditions being to have it completed within twenty-four hours from the time it was begun. Official make no concealment of the fact that it is a move to outdo the Northwestern. The permit was obtained from the city Thurs day afternoon. Tbe loop system for a down-town terminal will solve the vexed question of transferring passengers to the retail district of the city. War has been declared by the Chicago administration against delinquent railroad Companies, and after a long conference Thursday between Mayor Hopkins and Corporation Counsel Bubeas the most sen sational litigation ever begun by tbe City of Chicago Was started. On behalf of the city Corporation Counsel Ribens filed In the Circuit Court twenty-eight suits against as many railroal companies for amounts aggregating more than $2,090,000 for land dmr.ages resulting from the con struction of viaducts over various streets. The force In the law department has been at work for a mouth preparing tbe papers In these cases. The facts were submitted to Mayor Hopkins who ordered suit to be brought at ence. General Guytierrez has been pro claimed President of San Salvador. G-orge Ohteyer. Chairman of the Ex ecutive Committee of the California Anti Debris Association, asserts that hydraulic mining has reduce 1 the navigability of the Sacramento and Feather Bivers at least one-half during the low-water season. Kansas Republican State ticket: Gov ernor. E. N. Morri'l. of Hiawatha; Supreme Court Justice. W. A Johnson. Prof. William Dwight Whitney, pro-fc-sor of the combined chairs of Sanscrit and comparative philology at Yale, died at New Haver., Conn. Thief NaganaO. of the Chippewa In-d-aas has died at the Fond du Lac reerva tioi . He was M years old. K.'v. Myron W. Beed. tbe Denver min ister who ran for Congress four years ago. b s been removed from his pastorate for his criticisms of tbe Cripple Creek mine owners. THE NATION'S S0LONS. SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRE SENTATIVES. Oar National Law-Makers and What They Are Doing for the Good of the Country Various Measures Proposed and Acted Upon. Doings of Congress. A resolution providing for tho payment of the expenses of the bribery and other investigating committees out of the con tingent fund was adopted by the Senate Monday. At 10:30 the tariff bill was taken up. the sugar schedule then yI -Ing. The galleries of the House were unusually well tilled. and on the boor was a goodly array of oc cupied desks d urlng the early part at tho day. As the afternoon wore on the at tendance thinned out. and when the ad journment came there were not a half-hundred members on tbe floor. Two Senate bridge bills were passed, one 10 authorize the construction of a brldse across tie Delaware Rivet by tbe Pennsylvania and New Jetsey Kallroad Company, and the other extending tbe time for the construc tion of a bridpe across tha Calumet Kiver. The Bra ley State batik tax bill was dis cussed by "Representatives Dalzeli and Bayner for the o position and by Repre sentatives Cobb and Dates in favor of It. and then the House agreed to a Senate Joint resolution appropriating $10,000 to dof ray the expenses of the sugar Investi gating committee. Compromise amendments to the sugar schedule In the tariff bill were :Ul adopted In the Senate Tuesday, insuring its pass age at an early datk While In executive session the renate. for the second time within three days, confirmed the nomina tion of Jerry Donahue to bu postmaster at Decatur, HL He was first con firmed ou the Sd inst. but at the instance of Senator CttlloM tbe matter was reopened, and, after sou.e discussion of the merits of the cass be tween Senators Ctilloni and Palmer, the Senate decided to stand by its former ac tion and reconfirmed Mr. Dosiohne. In the House a resolution w:is adopted to vote on tbe Hrawley bill after the call of the committees. Mr. Cos offered hi amendment providing for the total uncon ditional repeal of the tax on State banks, Mr. Bryan said be wi uld propose a bill which would provide a larger circulation of natssr money under the exclusive con trol of the Federal Government Before entering upon the discussion of the tariff Wednesday the Senate passed seven bills one of them being a House bill and the others Senate bill Mr. Plack burn reported favorably a resolution from the committee on rules for tho appoint ment of a special committee of live Sen ators on the existing public distress. I whom should be referred the petitions of Morrison L Swift and others bearing upon tbl subject It was adopted without di vision. The Cox amendment for the total repeal of the 10 per cent tax on State banks was defeated In tbe House by ICS to 170. A viva voce vote cn tbe Hrawley bill was then taken and tbe bill defeated Mr. Turner, of Georgia, nddressed the 11 o uso In favor of repeal, and brief speeches in opposlticn to the bill were Htsdn by Repr-sentatlve Meikeljobn of Ne braska. Bingham of Pennsylvania. Rob inson of Pennsylvania. Cockmn of New York. Hicks of Pennsylvania, and Quigg off New York. The House went into com mittee of the whole to consider the Indian appropriation bill, and filibuster was mat ted as a result of Mr- II olman's request that the first leading of the bill lie dispensed with. Hay. of New York, ob jecting. A motion to ndjonrn was adopted. 104 to !S, and at 3:23 the House ad Journe L The action of the Attorney General in claiming il 000. (K0 from tho estate of tbe late Leland Stanford occupied the atten tion of the Senate until the tariff bill wan taken up. on Thursday. Mr. Hopkins' bill for a new public building at Elgin. Ill .was reported to the House. The original bill carried an appropriat ion of $100,00!), but tbe Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds cut down the amount to $75,000. With this amendment the measure was favorably re ported and was placed upon the calendar. The House Committee on Hallways and Canals agreed to report the com promise bill drawn by Representative Byan. of New York, for the survey of a ship canal route from the Ohio River to Lake Erie Tbe bill places the matter In tbe hands of a board of engineers to ho appointed by the Secretary of War, who are to select the most practicable route and for which work $20,000 is to be appro priated. Ihe Senate did nothing of Importance Friday. The tariff and tbe Stanford claim were the onlv matters discussed. Tho day's proceedings in the House were en livened by Mr. Walker's complaint of the poor ventilation of the Homo and the In capacity of the architect of the Capitol, and bv Mr. Weadoek's replv to the attnek of Mr. Lint n on the Catholic church. Tbe buslne-s transacted In the morning hour was the passage of a bill for the registry or en rollment of the bark Skudenaes and of a bill to deline the present units of electrical mcauieryents. The conference report nn the Pennsylvania aad New Jersey Railway bridge bill was adopted, and n resolution auth orizing tbe Maryland State courts tc occupy for five years the old ITnlted Stat courthouse in Baltimore was agreed to. At 4:50 o'clock the House took a recoss until B. The evening session was devoted tc pension bliL JOHN BURNS. Tho nv st conspicuous man among the newer members of the Labor party in the British House of Commons is John Burns, writot Justin McCarthy, ML I. He lies about him the charm of a stronjr, self-reliant manhood he it? aoove all things a man. You can .-ee this in his (!ark, soft, gleaming eyes. They are eyes which invite conliden-e. John Burns is a working engineer who has led a toiler's life, aloat and ahor and under various conditions. He has worked along tho. e mysterious African rivers whic'i are associated in tho minds of most of us with tho expior ings of Stanley and of Km in Push a. He has erorkea in London sheds and. yards. He is a fine and powerful sj eaker. and can control a vast meet ing of workingmen with irresistible force. He is a great democratic in fluence, and political parties and social organizath ns can hardly reckon with out him. He seldom speaks in the Houe of Commons, but when he dos speak he speaks well anl goes straight to the point. He nevet speaks but on s-omc subject which he thoroughly un derstands und about which he has something important and direct to t-ay. He h:tJ a tine and even thrilling voi e, and cn-. always feeis that boom day when his time comes and hisownqi es tion is uppermost he will make a great speech. Mientifle Drops. Ix Corea umbrellas are of oiled pr. er. have no Bandies and arc simply wot n over the hat. The eyeball of an owl is immovably fixed in "its sccket, hence the look of wisdom that that bird always appears to have. In the horse an eye in which white predominates indicates a vicious nature. . An important invention has been made in the adaptation of magnetic electricity to the prevention ot the slipping 6f car wheels. The use of it is said to increase the hauling powe of an entice many per cent.