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VOL.XLV. DO. 186 COGS XSLABD, III. FRIDAY, Z2AT 23. 1S37. FSXC3 TXXSS3 CUTS. i now IT IS SEARLES. WINONA GETS THE ASSEMBLY. rraatytFrlans Will Mart Am Hex Tsa Other Basinets Transacted. Eagle Lake. Ind., May 2S. The Inter ests of the American Sabbath Union oo- Suear TniSt Secretary Wants theattentlon of the assembly yes- rit r I "day during the first half hour, usual- NINE MEET DEATH. Terrible Railway Collision at an Idaho Station. SEEKS JURY INSTRUCTION. Empire State Rocked by an Earthquake. Miscellaneous Late News of the Day. Washington, May 28 The trial of John . Searles. secretary of the near trait, for refuting to testify before the senate pager scandal com mittee of '91, began today. Judge Bradley' decision yesterday, which threw the case against President Havemeyer out ct court, robbed the Searles trial et much of its in terest. The indifference of the de fendant's counsel to the composition of the jury seemed to indicate con fidence that the case would eventu ally be taken oat of the hands of the jury, as that of Havemeyer was. The government rested at 11:40, and the defense moved that the jury be instrncted to brise in a verdict of acquittal on three grounds. Court adjourned until Tuesday without a decision being rendered. Eartbqaalc la Kaw York. White Hall. N. Y., May 28. More or less heavy snooks of earthquake, lasting 49 seconds to two minutes, were felt throughout the Champlain valloy Jast Dijrbt. No damage was done. New Tork, May 28. Farther ad vices of the earthquake in the Cham- lain valley are that they were alse felt as far loath as Saratoga, and north to Southern Canada. Aud iences in Montreal theatres were almost panic stricken. It was the third shock in Montreal this year. Ho damage was done. Watertown, N. Y., May 28. Ad- vic.es indicate that the earthquake shocks were quite severe throughout Jpuereon ana bt. Lawrence counties. Tke inhabitants were badly fright ened. Windows were broken and lamps overturned. Many heavy doors were shaken from their binges. Glrra Tea Yaara. Indianapolis. May 28 John F. Johnson, late president of the State National bank, tf Logansport, was sentenced to 10 tears in the Ohio penitentiary this forenoon by United States District Judge Baker. There was no sensation. Johnson received the sentence without a tremor. His wife, who was present, listened with out any emotion. 17 devoted to devotional exercises. Dr. J. W. Hathaway, president of the un ion, presided and made remarks during which he said that the desecration of Sunday In America had no parallel In Furope. A report was made by Dr. Wlthrow, of the committee on bills and overtures, concerning organic union with the southern Presbyterian church. The following answer was made and adopted oy me assembly: -we reiterate our readiness to take active steps toward such union as soon as the Lord In His providence shall open the way." A negative answer was sent to the request of the National Temperance Union that the assembly send a delegate to their convention. A committee of fifteen was ordered appointed, representative of all shades cf opinion in the church, to ar range a plan of co-operation and har monize all Interests engaged In the work of home missions. Other subjects considered and dis posed or were the celebration of the Adoption of the Westminster confession of faith on the second Thursday of the 1898 assembly; board of aid for colleges. ind church erection. Then the question of the location of the next assembly enma up. The places bidding were Min neapolis. Philadelphia and the Wlncna Assembly Grounds. When the vote was taken each place was voted on separate ly, Minneapolis first, receiving but two votes; Philadelphia next, getting 130. Then It was voted to make it unanimous for Winona, and It was carried, although there were a number of noes. Last night Dr. Henry Barrows, of Chicago, lectured on the situation in India. WOMAN WINS A CHURCH FIGHT. Mrs. Squire. Recognized as an Elder of the Cumberland Presbyterians. Chicago, May 28. At yesterday's ses sion of the Cumberland Presbyterian general conference two reports submit ted by the finance committee on means to raise $14,000 for expenses of the as sembly were rejected and the matter re ferred to a committee which will report to the next assembly. Reports of the committees on ministerial relief and church erection, publication, Sunday schoels, ways and means and temper arce were read. Mrs. Squires, of Kansas, won her fight before the judiciary committee, which made a special report on her, recogniz ing her as the presiding elder of a synod of the church. The report was adopted by a narrow margin, and after the resolution was adopted a resolution was passed declaring that the action of the assembly should not be construed to mean that it favored the appointment or election of women as ruling eldeW.' FREIGHT HUB'S AWAY D0WI A HILL Allta Hill Pat Sprinrfield, May 28. The Allen railway bill passed the house, yeas US. oars d J. Bnckncr's t ill amending the civil riehte act passed. It grants the protection of the civil rights bill to negroes in public buildings, eleva tors, ice cream parlors, etc. The bill creating the state board of par. dons passed. In the senate a number of bills were advancod to third reading. Tnuhj tsrlans Conolatltag Their Wsk. Eagle Lake, Ind., May 28. Efforts are be I re made to conclude the work of the Tresbjtorian general assembly today. The standing committee on systematic benificence recommended an increass of the percentages above the averages ol the past six years. ratal CollUloa. Grand Junction. Colo.. May 28 The Atlantic express, east bound on the Denver&RioGrande. collided wit. a freight near here this morning. Tha engineer and fireman were killed, also several passengers. Doab'e Ksaeasloa la CnMat. Chicago. May S8. Willlsm T Towers aad John Lattimer, colorea. were haneed in the county jail at noon. When billons or costive ent a Cas caret, candy cathartic, cure gueran- imwi. io Mnts. as oenta ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Edson M. Schryver, of Maryland, has been elected supreme regent of th Royal Arcanum. The United States civil sen-Ice com mission will hold an examination in all the large cities of the country on June 26 to establish a register of eligibles for the position of Inspector of woolen in the quartermaster's department, U. S. A. The body or Oeorge Murrow was found In the ruins of the Armour peppin factory at Chicago. He was the watch man and had been missing since the Are which destroyed the plant. Commander Booth-Tucker, of the Sal vation Army, has been convicted at New York of maintaining a public nuis ance by disturbing the peace with noisy services at the army s barracks. Latimer Ridley Jones, a New Tork horseman who was extradited fromEng- Ur.d two month ago to stand trial for forgeries aggregating $200,000, has pleaded guilty at New Tork. A slight earthquake shock was felt throughout Vermont last night. Build ir.gs trembled perceptibly. At Bellows Falls and Burlington the Jar was felt twice. The Hambleton Milling company, of Keokuk. Ia.. has assigned. Liabilities, $30,000; assets. 120.000. Reports from several states Indicate that the Detroit Republican League convention will be the most successful in the history of the league. Ml score on the Ball Field. Chicago, May 28. Following are th' base ball scores made by League clubs yesterday: At Louisville Washington 0, Louisville 6; at Pittsburg Brooklyn 6. Pittsburg 3: at Cincinnati Boston IS, Cincinnati 7; at Cleveland Baltimore 7, Cleveland 8; at Chicago Philadelphia 3, Chicago 6. Western League: At MInnrapoll Columbus 7, Minneapolis 10; at St. Paul -Detroit 6. St. Paul 17; at Milwaukee Indianapolis 8, Milwaukee 13; at Kan sas City Grand Rapids 7, Kan sas City 1. Western Association ; At Roofcfor-1 Des Moines 9. Rockford 8: at Dubuque Quincy 2. Dubuque 5; at Cedar Rap ids and Peoria Wet grounds. Satur day's game that was forfeited to Du buque on account of St. Joseph's non appearance will be thrown out unl played oft later. U a Sara rata. Borne, May 28 Pietro Acciarita. the Artegena iron worker who at tempted to stab King Humbert April 22, was piacea on trial today. esat-OSnolapy Oeatod. Madrid. May 28. It is semi-of ficlally denied that McKioley has mad overtures to Spain on the sub. jeet ol Cub. A course of Hood's . 8arssparilla taken now will bnild up the system and prevent serious illness later on. Get only Hood's. Aad Crashes lata a Passenger Traia, Wrecking Both Engines and Twenty Freight Cars Eight Others Woasded, Tsro Fatally Karnes of Foar of the Dead, Five Others Belag Unidentified Sheep-shearers The Ftoed at 1 Paso. Pocatello, Ida., May 28. A head-end collision between a freight and. a pas senger train at American Falls, twenty- five miles west of here, at 4:30 p. m. yesterday caused the death so far as is known of nine men, and the serious injury of eight others. Two of the lat ter will die. This is the worst wreck that has occurred on the Short Line in many years. The west-bound passen ger was waiting for the freight at Amer ican Falls, standing in front of the sta tion building. The freight coming east ran away on the hill west of American Falls. It is thought that the air was tampered with. The freight, runnin? fifty miles an hour, crashed into the passenger train, which was already- backing up, right in front of the s'a tion. Two men were on the station plat form; one was killed and tha other fa tally injured. The station buiMing was shattered. Both engines were convert ed into scrap iron and twenty freight cars piled up in a heap. Five of the Dead Are I'nkoown. The dead are: C. W. Shields, resi dence unknown; D. L. Thompson', Day ton, Wash.; John R. Cooper, Wen3ville. Utah.; J. Steflen, Dillon, Mont.; five unknown men, all sheep shearers, beat ing their way. The injured are: G. W. Brennan, Pearl. Idaho; F. D. Springer, Dayton, Wash.; John Gergan. Erigham, Utah: John Peters, residence unknown each has a leg broken; William Con nelly, Great Barrington, Mass., crushed and bowels torn out, will die. Oeorge Moore, the engineer of the freight, is seriously injured, sustaining a com pound fracture. The fireman, Di k Cos- grove, had a leg broken. C. E HSrk- man, engineer of the passenger, sus tained slight injuries. He stayed with his engine until he had reversed it. The conductor and brakeman were on top of the freight setting the brakes, and Fireman Cosgrove had climbed back to help when the crash came. FLOODS LOOSE AGAIN AT EL PASO, Scores of Families Drlvea Oat and Their Adobe Honses Raced. EI Paso, Tex., May 28. Both thb head- gate of the canal and the levea have broken and terrible excitement prevails, Ealla?.-.ax., May . 28. A special to Ci' wsjr1 fro m El Paso. Tex.Tsay3: lesteroay morning tne river onowea a rise of six inches over Wednesday night, and the water was sweeping down the river at a terrific rate. Early in the j morning the head gate of the canal, which is above the levee, began to give ' way, and 5C0 men with logs, sacks of sand and willow bales, were put to work to prevent a break at Hie head gate, while about 1,000 men were stretched along the improvised lvee at the other side of the city when? the water continued to creep up. At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon tha head gate gave way with a rush and a roar. the river rtourlner into the rftnsl. Tha fire alUrm was sounded to warn people In the lower districts, and in an instant the city was in such wild confusion that for half an hour it was ImDo.ssibl.j to make any organized effort to take an other stand against the we tors, which were soon over the banks of tha canal. Inundating the territory througn which it passed on both sides. The people living along the banks of the canal are the poor laboring classes. and their homes were soon under watfr. Fathers and mothers had to wade through the water from their homes. taking their children in their arms. The houses being in most cases built of adobe, melted away at the touch of the rushing torrents, and household fur niture, clothing, etc., were floating around in all directions, while men were at work trying to keep the waters from crossing the Santa Fe ycl, where they would flood the passenger station and then pour down on the gas and electric light works and numerous man ufacturing plants and wholesale houses located Just north of the Santa Fe yards. The levee at the foot of El Paso street broke, and in a short time twenty little residences In that locality were flooded. By this time the people for three blocks north of the flood were moving out, and the streets were thronged with wagons. carts and wheelbarrows, loaded with the belongings of those fleeing from the ris ing watrs. For three miles across the town and the river front everybody was moving up into the business portion of the city and to the more elevated resi dence sections. The waters cannot reach the fashion able residence portion of the city, which lies north and east of the business cen ter. The river is still rising. The break yesterday afternoon resulted in leaving at least 100 poor families homeless. The water at 6:30 p. m. was threatening the business portion of the city. One hun dred feet of levee on the Mexican side has been washed away and quite a num ber of houses are flooded. Men are hard at work trymg to save the two street railway bridges. Thousands of citizens are watching the raging waters. If the rter rises ten Inches more It will flood the business portion of El Paso. Every Article a Furniture Bargain EVERY PIECE A GREAT VALUF. SPECIAL LOW PRICES IN Sideboards & Chiffoniers THE LONDON. We Put on Special Sale 200 Fine All Wool lien's Suits Solid Oak 0 Drawer Chiffoniers only Solid Oak 8ideboard From 7 up. $4 OUR LINE Rockers, and Of Fancy Parlur Goods Couches is tre best in the three cities. We are money savers to Furniture and Car pet buyers. in Plaids, Black and Fancy Clays, Cassimeres, etc. This lot of suits we purchased at a price which enables us to give yon the best values ever offered. This lot of suits was not made up by "cheap tailors" for "special sales' suits." as a great many are made up cheaply for those special occasions, but are all made by first-class tailors, and made to retail from $10 to $15 $7.17- MUI2 1FTEtJLCSIEr $7.17 ris. aw iraort Fmnitiire & Carpet Co., 334, 326. 328 Brady St. t DAVKNPOrtT THE LONDON. YOU KNOW US. Largest CLOTHING House in this Vicinity. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY are the Last Days of the Great CLOSING : OUT : SALE . . Of Stet fen's Entire Stock . . SLAUGHTER.SALE PRICES CUT IN TWO Everything in the house will be sold at ridiculous prices for these last two days of the great sale. Store will positively close Saturday night, May 29. Many entire lines almost given away to effect a complete clearance. POSITIVELY THE LAST CHANCE-to secure such astonishing values in first-class Dry Goods. Those who buy now may share the most decided bargains ever offered. These few quotations will give you an idea of prices for this mighiest of bargain events: Fixtures for Sale Cheap. - ft X - i 5 - a S - a ft - i t s . f -. I I - fe a - s 1 I r t DRESS GOODS. AND ; SILKS. OVer 120,000 worth of Dreis Gooda ! and SiHts are here. Certainly no I such price were ever quoted as we , now offer for this greatest of bargain ; events. 37c and 35c plain and novelty ff suitings, now ! 60c silk finished Henriettas l- ! and novelty suitings, row $1 and $1.25 plain and oov- elty imported dress goods JQ 60c b'ack all wool Serges, 46 inches wide, to close, per J i 'M j WASH GOODS. 10c, 12Jc and 15c printed Of- gandies and Pcngees, to rtl close v 1 40c fancy Fiench Chambray and 35 o printed Frenc) Sa- Of teen, to close, per yard. Absolutely Pure. Cilaarattd tar tta(ratlamala atiamft am aattferat-iaa. Attaias tha fret ulnM alts aa4 all form at aoalKraUca waaw to tha akaap kna. letaaaWuae rovsaaOOriaswTstkt Foley's Colic Cora is very hot, bat when dilated it is a warm friend in deed to those suffering from bowel comDlainta. It never fails. 25 and ! 60 cants. 8old by If. F. Bahasen and T. 11. Thomas, druggists. Will Not Graat aa AdTaaea. Plttsbur. May 28. The tin plate manufacturers after a two days meet ing to discuss the wage scale complica tions adjourned last evening- alter Ce elding that they would not accede to the demand of the workers for an ad vance. They agreed to close aown ineir plants rather than pay the advance. VTa It flolcia r Manlerr Bloomlncton, Ills.. May 28. Last night the defid and decomposing body of Ml- ; chael T. Colton, bartender, was found ! or the third floor of his room, with three '. bullets In his head. Cotton's wife has J been missing for several days. Colton : is believed to have been killed Monday , night. Colton and his wife lived un- i j,Keiaiai happily, with frequent violent Quarrels I MEN'S TIES. : A clean sween of the. lot f and 30c ties, to close : Entire stcck best goods in bonse, worth up to 7oc, close..... "5C to 1B SHIRT WAISTS. One lot of Shirt Waists, worth up te 185, AQf to close TV Ladies' 65c and 75o Shirt 1QA Waists, to close 20 per cent special discount from the already red need prices on sizes 36, 38, 40 and 42 Shirt Waists. LADIES' WRAPS. Almost given away 99 and $10 spring jackets, to QQa close bow at D" Tan and brown spring capes. worth up to 98 to eQ TC close at only 1 9 18 Bne far cspes to close oat at astonishingly low prices. MISCELLANEOUS. Entire stock Tappen's best per fumery, to close, ft per bottle School slates, lsrge and 0 small, to close at One lot children's hose, supporters, to elose at Children's Jspanese silk band. kerchiefs, embroidered edge, to close, each ... "rv 2c HOSIERY. Ladies1 35c and 40o superior quality, black crtton QC Hose, to close 19 Bays' fancy cotton half Hose. 12JC. to nu worth 100 and close, per pair. Kisses' fancy cotton half Hoe, worth op to 40c, to IOC la. C'.OH. Muslin Underwear. Skitts, Gowns and Drawers, fine embroidery -trimmed, sold op to 92 25. lowest offered darin; slaughter sale 98c, price now, to CQC fliaa war 50. 60 and 70c Gowns and Corset Covers, now. . . 34c CORSETS. . 60c and 75o Corsets, to close ISC One lot 91 Corsets, to close 38C 10 dozen celebrated Equi. poise Waists, lowest ever offered. Ladies' Shopping Bags. Silk and leather Shopping bags, sold at 60c, to close .at 12C Ladies' 91 5 aad 9160 Shop ping Bags, to e'ose at 77C MILLINERY. 1. t Positively every dollar's worth of r 2 mllinery mast be closed out by 8 at- ( nrday night. We are determined not f t to pack a dollar's worth of thisl t stock. ft sold. th a 200 ontrimmed hats nntil each Newly trimmed bats and bonnets. -wV.. 84Cr I 1. 5 Newly trimmed hats and bonnets, f .Zr..r. i.58b Newlv trimmed hats and bonnets. I :o:u.:.p.!!.M: 2.79 j On lot of very line trimmed hats, to L I elose. Fridav and f Of' Saturday.... JmO V. I M ft F ! i i DOMESTICS. Positively the lowest ever offered. It's your last chance. We close Sat urday night. 9-4 pepperell on bleached sheet fng. to close One lot dress prints, to close Blae aad brown check a proa ginghams, to close . . .... 11c 917 coR.2.Hiaiisos. THE HAMM DRY GOODS CO. nmm.mLi ri'"';? r ivaaei TKUFaton "tr M Pi ! 1.