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THE OMAHA DAILY SIXTEENTH. YEAE. OMAHA , SATUEDAY MOENING. MAY 14 : 1887. NUMBER 33(1 ( ANOTHER CABINET RACKET , A. Now Oanao For Oooluess Springs Up Between - tween the President and Endicott. NO MORSELS FOR MUGWUMPS. Politicians Alro.iily Flcurlng On a BticcrsHor to Jnitlco Wood A Largely Attended Presi dential Kccoptlon. Trouble In the Official Houinholil. WASIIINOTOX , May 13. [ Special Telegram to the Br.i1 ; . | It Is said there Is a bran now rupture between the president and ills secre tary of war. Mi. Kndlcott , The cause of the trouble , It Is alleged , is on account of the sec retary of war having opposed some of the president's recent appointments , who were too democratic to suit the secretary. Kn- dlcott wanted the president to throw an occa sional morsel to the hungry mugwumps , but the president refused , because he Is now worklnir for democratic delegates. It Is re ported that the president has told Kndlcott that ho could leave the cabinet It thu admin istration's policy did not suit him , but , to use thu laniaiaguof Colonel Lamout , "Kiidlcott docs not know how to take a hint. " Those Obnoxious Kulns. WASIIINUTON , May 13. [ Special Telegram to the BII : : . I Practically speaking , there has been no official denial of thu assertion that the recently promulgated rules ot the civil Beivlce commission are Intended to place a weapon In the hands of heads of depart ments with which to wood out republican employes. The absence of a denial has raised the trepidation among the old clerks to 11 pitch most painful. This evening's Star , a conservative newspaper , says editor ially : "The truth Is that the now regula tions , as amended by definitions which , for the most part , do not define anything In the rules , but add now matter of Importance , are so muddled and uncertain that they please nobody neither civil sorvlco reformers nor spoilsman , neither actual nor would-bu clerks and promise no Improvement of the public service. This very uncertainty adds to the uneasiness of the clerks by rendering a satisfactory preparation to meet the threat ened danger impossible , and by leaving them oxnoscd to the risk of a hostile con struction of ambiguous rules , and at the mercy of amendments or definitions Chang- lug thu meaning of lit'.le which seem" clear. Tlio public will sympnthl/.o witli the efforts to prevent unjust promotions , secured by Importunate solicitations and coercive influence trom the outside and pio- judlce , favoritism or con uption on the part of appointing olllcers. But the now rules beai on their face an Indication that they are not designed to accomplish tills reform , and except lu providing a permanent daily record of practical efficiency have no tendency toward this orany other coed cud , unless it consists , as an authorised contemporary boasts , in frightening clerks Into unaccus tomed activity and Industry by vague and unintolllgablo threatsotevil. The clerk may , without rules , be examined and tested as to his practical efllclency and discharged If in efficient or retained and promoted If efficient Iftlierivls any foundation for tlio slander that the vast majority of old govern ment emplo > es are Incompetent and unlit to hold office , why were thev not discharged long ago for Inefficiency , under the powers then and now existing. Thus It will bo seen that demociatic civil service reform has pete led down to a 'definition , ' but who is to define the 'definitiony' " They Can't Wait Till He's Deail. WASHINGTON , May 13. [ Special Tele gram to the BKK. ] The death of Justice Wood , of the supreme court of tlio United States , Is momentarily anticipated. So sure ot his doatlraro politicians that already they nro discussing who his successor will be. Undoubtedly ex-Senator Allan G. Thnrman , of Ohio , would be selected were it not that ho is already beyond the auo of voluntary re tirement. Attorney General Garlandis moro frequently mentioned. Ho has long asphcd to n place on the bench of the supreme court of tlio United States and Is very fond of Washington. Soeaker Carlisle Is spoken of , but not seriously , as his friends do not want to see him retired. Ev-Ueprcscntatlvo J. Itandolnh Tucker , of Virginia , a line lawyer and a thorough t-outhcrn gentleman , will bo pushed fur the place , and with prospects ot success. Kx-tlovernor Hoadley , ot Ohio , has been suggested , but since ho has located In Now York to practice law will hardly bo turned to for this position. The Prcsldent'H Ueceptton. WASHINGTON , May -Special [ Tele gram to the BIK.J : There was un imuiunso crowd at President Cleveland's public re ception this afternoon. Among the Hist to shake hands with the chief executive was ex- Speaker Kelfor , of Ohio , who was orator at the unveiling of the Garllold statue yester day. Ho thanked Mr. Cleveland for his kind words on the occasion and for his presence. The usual number of visitors was reinforced by a couple of hundred members ot the Sixth nrmv corps , who attended tlio Sedgwick memorial ceremonies at Spottsylvania court house , Virginia , yesterday. General Wright , formerly chief of engineers , made the pre sentations to the president. General Latta , who was Introduced lirst , spoke of their ap preciation of the president's patriotic letter expressing his inability to attend the mem orial , and presented the president , in the iiniiu ) of the corps , with a Sedgwick mem orial badge , consisting of a bronze cross sus pended from a bronze hand. Army News. WASIIINOTON , May IS. [ Special Tele gram to the Br.n.J First Lieutenant James B. Hickey , recently adjutant of the Klghth cavalry , has been ordered from San Antonio to join his ttoop , M , at Fort Brown , Texas. Major Morse K. Taylor , surgeon , will bo placed on the retired list of the army to morrow , on reaching sixty-four years of use , and will make his homo hereafter lu San An tonio , Tex. Ho * Btr\ed In the Mexican wa us lieutenant in a Michigan rcdnienr , anil during the l to war as a surgeon of volun teers , entering the regular army In Ib07 , Army lea\os : Major Henry C. Corbin assistant adjutant general. Chicago , lifteen days : Captain James M. Bell , Seventh cav alry , Fort Hnford , Dakota , two months Cautaln John L. Ballis. Twenty-fourth in fautrv , Fort Sill , Indian Territory , two months ; First Lieutenant Charles A. Var- nnm.ScNcnth cavalry , Fort Vates , Dakota , beventeen dajs. Armv orders : Captain F. W. Klbrey , sur- gpon , has been otdered to appear tor exami nation before tlio army retiring board In thl- city : First Lieutenant C. J. Blown , Firsi eauilrv , has been granted leave from Augusi J8 to November 1ft ; First Lieutenant S. C Mills has been granted sixteen days exten sion of leave ; First Lieutenant Henry Kay Eighth infantry , on the statf of Genera Crook at Omaha as acting judge advocate fo the Department ot the Platto. Thn President Will Take a Day On WASHINGTON , May 13. [ Special Toloraii ; to the HKK. J Major Maddox , who is Intel ! csted In hotel property at the Faultier whit' ' Milphur springs , Va. , was here and at Baltl more to-day making arrangements to tln tertaln President and Mrs. Cleveland thl Mnnmer. The president has promised to go to Faqmcr springs about the 1st of June am ppem\ \ a day for tlio purpose of seeing IiO place and determining wheUlor lie will pas part ot his vacation there. Ho will be tnkei In the private car of the president of the Vli Klnla Midland railroad , nnd will ba accomnn i nled by General Phil Sheridan , Colonel iael ! K , of the latter'n staff , Governor Fitzhng .Leo , of Virginia , Senator Gorman and tw or three other prominent lialtimoreans. 1 Is said the waters ot Faquler while sulphu springs have superior qualities ( or recupera IIIK overtaxed brain workers , and aru locate' ' only two hours from Washington. If tn place meets the expectations of the president ho i and Mrs. Cleveland will spend the early part of their summer vacation there Instead of "Ked Top , " the president's country seat , this District. The Hoallnc VeHsul Seizures. WASHINGTON , May 13. Inquiry at the de partment ot state regarding the British vessels scl/ed In Behrlng sea last summer , disclosed the tact that no demand had ever been made by the British government for the release of the vessels , nor has any claim for damages caused by the seizures been made upon the government of the United States. The cor respondence between the two governments on the subject was very limited. It opened with a letter fiom the Knellsh government reciting the fact ot the seizures and asking for information lolative to the details. This was received In September , and Secretary Bayard Immediately made an oxamlna- tion of the matter. It became necessary to secure the record of proceedings before the United States court In Maska. which had resulted In thu condemnation ol the sealers , and It was not until the following February that this was received at the department. A careful examination was then made of thu law and of tlio treaty of cession by which the United States became possessed of Alaska , which resulted tn the order for the release of the scl/ed vessels. The tact that the sealers had been released was communicated to the Btitlsh government nnd that was about all there was of correspondence upon the sub ject. _ _ _ Prince Leopold Sulky. \VASIIINOTON , May 13. [ Special Tele gram to the. Bir..J : There is some talk In diplomatic circles over the failure of Prince Leopold to visit Washington as ho Intended. Those who claim to know the real cause of the change in the plans assert that the prince felt slighted at the treatment received from the state deprrtmcnt or rather the want of treatment and that ho resented the alleged failure of this government to properly rccog- nl/o htm by giving Washington the cold shoulder. The trouble seems'to be that the young man expected n formal Invitation to visit Washington upon announcing his In tention to travel this way , and falling to ro- culvo this , he changed his plans and will leave for Kuropo without viewing the beau ties of the capital. It is said hero that ho carried Ids lescntment so far as to charter n steamer to take his party to West Point yes terday so as to prevent the United States from extending him the courtesy ot a man- of-war for the trip. Postal ChnnzcR. WASIIINOTON , May 13. | Special Telegram to the BinJ. : ] . S. Brush was to-day ap pointed postmaster at South Auburn , Ne- malm county , vice Thomas H. Gillam , removed. Also the following In Iowa : The odore Strothmnn , Big Rock , Scott county , vice O. K. Wiight , deceased ; T. K. Hackette , Coralvillo , Jolmsou county , vlco H. P. Van- arsdalo , resigned : Michael Hlggins , Dana , ( Jieoiio comity , vice W. C. Kootn , removed ; David M. Smith , Keddlnc , Kinggold county. vlcoJ. W. Cioncli. removed ; J. B. Holt. Sherman , Poweshelk county , vlco John C. llurkes , loft the place. The postofllces at Dresden , Otoe county , and Kcedaie , Ante lope county , Neb. , were discontinued to-day. The name of the post-office at Brewstor. Illaino conntv , was changed to Ladora , nnd Miss Lornnla S. Kalghu appointed postmis tress , vice Kmanuel J. Albright , removed. Nebraska and Iowa Pensions. W AsiiiNOTo.vMay | 13. [ Special Telegram to the BiK.l Pensions were granted Nebraskans - braskans to-day as follows : Minors of Jos. W. Briggs , Culbertson ; Warren E. Welton. Harvard ; Jasper Kino , Afton ; Edwin A. Spragno , Cresco ; Hoyt C. Bishop , Nebraska City ; Barnett Isloy , Sutton ; David Mc- Cuuly , Osco ; Win. Kirk , Hoag ; Jas. M. Hariatid , Edgar ; Gco. W. Jones , Gordon ; Jesse Chappcll , Nollgh ; John Smith , Grand Island ; James Campbell , Howard ; Jas. B. Varuoy , Brooks ; Dana Felix , Nlobrara ; Thos. Collins , Holdrcgo ; Jacob B. Burrls , Klverton. Pensions for lowans : Minors of Clark Stewart , Birmingham ; Win. B. Bryan , Hampton ; Ellazer Davis. Persia ; Joseph Campbell , Salem : Benjamin F. Latter , Slgourney : Samuel P. Keliey , Andrew ; Win. M. Potty , Pilot Mound ; Kouben F. Klloy , Washington : Annan L. Sllvey , Ot- t inn wa ; Samuel K. Chase , Mos cow : Jacob T. Ovcrturlf , Selma ; Trollies Wheeler , Maiengo ; Kebecca E. , widow of Kobert McMullen , West Union ; Thomas , lather of Christopher Goodwin , Kowley ; AlmlrnJ. , mother of Franklin L. Belknap , UoldliehljlCpliraini Conklln , Sandy- vllle ; Nathan P. Underbill , Dunlap ; Jacob Wright. Oakland Mills ; Kudolph May , Sioux City ; Paul Kittleson , Elgin : Win. A. Brown. Jnernsoy ; Albert N. Bliss. Waubeck ; John Shatter , Cresco ; Isaac Barnhlzer , Etta ; Christopher C. bhaulc , Osage ; Alanzon G. Crandall , Farmers ; Win. K. Wallace , Ains- worth ; David L. Burkhart , Woodward ; Nathan C. Mallor , South English ; Cyrus Westeriield , Allerton : Win. O. Hart , Sioux Kaplds ; Nathaniel W. Wllllvor , McGregor ; George Pennlngton , Decornh ; Klchard 1) , Edwards , Kud Oak ; John F. Hitchcock , High Point. The Treasury Change. WASIIINOTON , May 13. The secretary of the treasury has formally notified Mr. Hyatt , who Is now at his home lu NorwolK , Conn. , of his appointment as treasurer of the United Mates , and It Is supposed that the new ap- polnteo will tile his bond and take the oath of office early next week. The transfer of the office trom the outgoing to the Incoming treasurer will Involve a count of all the cash and securities In the treasury and an exam ination of the books , records and accounts of the office. It Is estimated that this work will consume at least two months' time. The Country's Exports. WASIIINOTON. May 13. The chief of the bureau of statistics reports the total values of exports from the United States of the undermentioned articles as follows : 1SS7. 1SSO. Beef and pork pro ducts , six months ended April SO SU,3J2S50 S37&U,791 Dairy products , twelve months ended April ! ! 0 0,051,231 0,030,160 Cattle , ten months ended April 80 7,217,607 8,049,930 Ilo.-s , ten months ended April 30. . . . . . . 41b,877 409,400 An Important Patent Privilege. , WASHINGTON' , May 13. By the t rms of the convention of nations for the protection of industrial property recently ratified by Presi ; dent Cleveland , citizens of the United States have the privilege not hitherto enjoyed by them of obtaining valid patents In any ot the countries which are members of the con vention at any tlmo within a period of seven months after the patent Is obtained lu Amer ica. The countries ot the industrial union aru Belidum , Bra/11 , Franco , Great Brltlan , Guatemala , Holland. Norway , Portugal , Salvador , San Domlnzo , Servla , Spain. Sweden , Switzerland , Tunis and the United States. Thn Mexicans Sentenced to Do.ith. WABiiiNOTON.May 13. The Mexican min ister received to-day a letter from Governor . Torres , of Snnorn , Mexico , uateU Hermusillo , May 0 , stating that the secretary of war hail ordered a court martial to try thu Mexican soldiers who caiucd the Xoales trouble , and had hent four general olllcers for that purpose - from the City of Mexico to Gnayinas. The - comt pronounced on the 3d hist , sentence of death on Colonel Francisco Arvlzu , Lieu tenant Gutterez , mid n private citizen , Manuel Valenzuela. They have nil since ap pealed to the buperior comt. Northern Pacific Lands. WASIIINOTON , May 13. Colonel Gcorec - Gray and W. K. Mnndenhall , counsel for the - Northern Pacillc railroad , will to-morrow - have a conference with Secretary Latnar , with a view of an nmlcablo and speedy ad It justment of the Northern Pacific Indemnity land question recently brought Into promt - milieu by President Cleveland's letter to tin secretary o ( the Interior In the Uullfon ho Mtler | case. A i I CHANCE TO VIEW ROYALTY Staring at the Queen the Amusement For Londoners To-Day PREPARING FOR THE EVENT. Victoria to Give Her Subjects an Op portunity to Sec Her Fnco For tbo First Time In Many Years. The Queen In Public. lCo ) > iifyMS7by ; Jiimtg Gunlm Jlemitlt.1 LONDON , May 14,1 a. m. fNow York Her ald Cable Special to the DKI : . ] I have just returned from an eight miles' drive over the route which the quean to-morrow afternoon will bo driven for her first avowed appearance In a public exhibition during many , many years. For some hours "staring at the queen" will bo the amusement for at least 2,000,000 of her subjects , who know her only by the photos of her seclusion. For a long tlmo pist the cabinet ministers of either party have bogged her for the sake of trade and political trau- qulllty to again appear publicly. At last they triumph. THE ItOYAI. ItOUTE. The length of the route for to-morrow's royal show can but be described by likening It to one reaching from High bridge to the Uattery. As 1 drove along 1 found thou sands of workman decorating with shields , banners , Hags and mottos the buildings and lamp posts. From Lord Handolph's Pad- dlngton constituency to the borders of Essex county from the extreme west to the extreme - tromo east the line of the route Is de mocrat Ically chosen , but protected by thousands of ' police and military. The sidewalks are to bo free , but tlio lodging house and shopkeepers Mid publicans on the line will charge for house places and win dow seats and a chair from half a crown to A guinea. I noticed the Stars and Stripes liber ally placed , but of course no wearing of the green. Some of the mottoes are felicitous ; others of the creon grocer st > le of loyalty. ' The dear old ladv , " said the cabman to me , "ought to be cheered , for isn't she going to make the ha-pennles and bobs fly. " FKATUllKS OK TIIK I'KOCKSSIOV. The greatest feature In the procession will bo the volunteers 10,000 In number who from the bcglnnlnirtd tlio end of tlio route will line the curbs at a present arms , each regiment In dllferont uniform. These will fonn practically a living wall between the spectators and the queen from the moment she quits the railway station until she reaches the people's palace , or as much of It as has been built by the fund provided thiough a private gift. Theio is some fear of Impoliteness when she passes near Bevls Marks , St. Mary Axe , Aldgato Pump and the wide shopping sticets beyond because of her alleged ungracious silence when thousands ot east end shop keepers petitioned her to change the day from Saturday so they might then have full public custom for wares and a prolit fo ; seats on another day besides. TIIK I'EOI'I.U'S I'ALACK. As much of the pa lace as Is already doni consists of a large , finely proportioned hall , decorated with light blue , pink and gold stone color predominating. An Italian cot- fcied ceiling presents , In an oval arch , some stained glass which , besides the royal arm : monograms and 1'rinco of Wales feathers , depicts the escutcheons of Scotland , Kng laud , Wales , Irolai d , Canada , Australia and the star of India , civhu an 1 in per Li I char acter to tlio general design of the roof , At the back , where meet gallerles 'curved into bays and supported by sculptured cary atids , are statues In Uonun carton which Is seen In the sculptures at the Hotel de Villo In Paris , of twenty-three-gioat queens , be ginning with Esther , of blblo fame , and endIng - Ing with Victoria. Exch statue occupies a niche between two Corinthian columns. These statues are executed by Ver llayden , the sculptor , who , In Belt vs Laws , was dis believed by a jury when ho said himself and not Belt did certain sculpture in dispute. TIIK nxKiicisns. At this hall the Prince of Wales and other members of the family join the queen , who , in her carriage , has already exhibited Be atrice and Helena , with Prince Henry of Hat ten berg , for who also to see raises Im mense curiosity amonc the staring masses. Perhaps the phrase "That's Mm" will bo as often ungrammatically used by the cockney as "That's 'er" In the hall. There will bo some tedious speeches delivered , a song by Albanl and "Old llundied" , given Dy a cbolr that might awaken pleasant echoes in the grave of Isaac Watts in London soil not three miles distant. As the next trumpet blares in the ear the Archbishop of Canterbury who as the church will support the state ou the right hand of tlw queen will proclaim the building opened. The show will not , how ever , then cease. The queen will now bo driven to the mansion house residence of the lord mayor for a snnsot luncheon , and will pass to the great banqueting hall between rows of several hundred ladles and gentle men , yet who are not banquettcrs , and who will live delightfully over after because they had Inspected her majesty from such a con venient place. lid ) SHIRT'S COMMENT OX VICTOUIA. Buffalo Bill and his Indians are to bo al lowed a sight of this royal show. Doubtless Ked Shirt , the Sioux chief , will repeat what hu Is reported to have said to-day of his pri vate presentation to the queen : "Moand my young men sat up all night talking about 0.tho . great white mother. White men had told them the power of the queen , and now they had seen her all knew she was n wise woman. All the Indians of Dakota would come to us when wo returned home to hear tell how they had seen this great woman. It pleased all our hearts that she came to them as a mother and not with warriors around her. Her face was kind and pleased thorn , and every ono of my young men resolved who should bo their great white mother. " An Italian Earthquake. [ fojti/rluM/SSTJiy Jim' * Oorilmi licnnttt. ] AI.ASSIO , May 13. [ New York Herald 1 1I Cable Special to the BKK. ] A sharp , undu- lulory earthquake shock occurred hero at half past'J o'clock this morning. There was no ( dauiaeo dunn , but everybody was badly frightened. [ Alassio Is a seaport town of Genoa , Italy , situated on tlio Mediterranean four miles northwest of Albcngo , Its population Is about 4XX ( > . rtclcinn Mlnorn Strlko. [ CnpyrtuM Mt7 liijJttm'A Gordon ItcnntU. ] HnussKi.s , May 13. ( Now York Herald Cable Special to the BKK. | A strike broke out to-day among the miners at llracque- gomes and Stuaast , In central Belgium. partly owing to the passage ot the cattle bill. It Is feared that the strike will spread , Pnrnelllsm anil Crime. I.ONDOX , May 13. The Time * has resumed the publication ot regular articles Intended to show connection between Parnelllsm anil crime. The present series of articles is entitled - . titled "Behlua the Scenes Jn America. " Th < matter Is the result of inquiry , which the 'limes says It Instituted last summer Into the iclatlons between American Fenians and the Parncllltrs , and purports to contain a number of the secret records of the Clan-n - Gael society , obtained through a schism In the society and quarrels among its leaders. Among the documents published are what Is alleged to bo copies of the constitution ot the society , a list of Its officers at various epochs , letters from Its past and present lead ers , secret circulars and reports of the so ciety's conventions. The Times says Us In quiries are not yet complete for the reason that the society lias been reorganised so that Its system of woiklng lias become seemingly an Impenetrable mystery. Editorially , com- mcntlnir on the present lovolatlons , the Times says : "ItIs Impossible to doubt that the policy ot the Parnellltos and , thcrofoto of Gladstone , Is ultimately dictated by the head of the society and by Patrick Ford. . McGlynn's Case. KOMI : , May 13. The pope will , it Is an nounced , communicate at once with Aicli- blshop Corrlgan , of Now York.reeariling the case of Dr. McGlynu. His holiness , it is stated , will In this communication approve the archbishop's conduct to ward McGlynn , and charge his grace to warn tlio prlest.onco for allthat If ho does not present himself before the supreme ecclesias tical authority at Homo within forty days , ho will bo formally excommunicated. Affairs In Uussln. LONDON , May 13. A dispatch from Odessa says : Thobankruptcy court is blocked with insolvency cases of the old-established and hitherto flourishing concerns. Many com mercial men would welcome war as Inliuitelr preferable to the present depression. The sub-marine cable In the Bay of Sebastapol has been cut in sever * ! places and portions ot It carried'a way. Only high mllltarr of- licers knew of the existence of the cable. DnlngR In Germany. BEKLIN , May 13. The new German lib erals are forming an anti-corn league. They propose to publish a paper and organize meetings and provoke agitation through the country. 'I ho directors of the glass works at Voller- stal have been expelled. They were accused of belonging to the French reserves and drilling their fellow workmen. ParncU'B Health. LONDON , May 13. Parnell's health has become - come worse since his journey yesterday from Ireland to London. By his physician's ad vice P.xrnell at once proceeds ta Bourne mouth , where he will remain until Wednes day , at which date ho expects to bo able to at tend parliament. The British In Egypt. C.vino , May 13. In the new convention between the porte and Great Britain It Is agreed that the period of British occupation ot Egypt shall not be less than two and not moro than five years. OPPOSITION TO O'BKIKN. A Strong FucllnB Against Ills Speak ing In Toronto. TORONTO , May 13. A report Is current hero to-day that Editor O'Brien , notwithstanding Mayor Uowland's telegram to him yesterday , will come heie to speak at a public meeting to-morrow afternoon. If ho should come there will bo an immense crowd present , as the citizens generally seem thoroughly In earnest in their opposition to his speaking here. The following are the resolutions to b submitted to the public meeting to bo held In Queens park to-morrow afternoon : That this meeting reprobates the action of William O'Brien In visiting this city for the purpose of exciting hostile feeling agains' his excellency , the governor general , on ac count ot the differences between his excel lency and his tenants in Ireland , and deslios to express unabated conlldence In the high character of the marquis of Lansdowne and In his fitness to represent her majesty in Canada. That this mcetinc looks with perfect eonll- dence to the parliament of the United King dom fora wlso and just settlement of all questions relating to Ireland. O'Brien's friends have not yet succeeded In obtaining a hall In which to hold their meeting Tuesday evening and It Is likely they will apply for a mandamus to compel the city to comply with the agreement to rent St. Andrew's hall for the meeting. The following dispatch from O'Brien was to-day received from Montreal by Piesident Mulligan , of the Toronto branch of the Na tional league "It Is ot the utmost Im portance that a public meeting should bo held In Toronto , no matter how small the hall. The corporation's breach of contract only strengthens our position. Quebec is solid. " The Governor General Willine. Tono.NTo , Out. , May 13. The Globe to morrow will announce on Lord Lans- downe's authority that the governor-general wishes O'Brien to have full liberty of speech. A Defalcation Story Contradicted. CHICAGO , May 13. In connection with the alleged defalcation reported by the Asso ciated press some days ago to have occurred in the Will County National bank , W. S. Brooks , president of the bank , telegraphs the Asso ciated press , from Jollet , III. , as follows : "The bank examiner has just concluded ills examination of Will County National bank of this city and states ho linds its condition quite satisfactory and its affairs In better shape than when ho last made his examina tion , and in this connection , it is proper for mete to state that Henry C. Knowlton. late cashier of the bank , was not short in his accounts with the bank , nor a defaulter , nor has ho been a fugitive , nor was his father or anv other person for him , or In his account ic- qulred to make un or pay any dehclency to the bank. His affairs with the bank were all readily and satisfactorily adjusted , and ho left the bank with the best wishes of the of ficers for his success In whatever undertak ing ho might engage. Ills residence Is hero and ho Is at present at home with his tauilly. " Flrclinga In Minneapolis. MINNEAPOLIS. May 1 : ) . Several tires broke out last night , some of which are incendiary , and led Mayor Ames to believe a gang of fire bugs were organized for the purpose of burnlnt ; down the city. Accordingly , early this morning , his honor directed policemen armed with \Vinchuster rifles to guard the mills , lumber and factories. The boiler , and blacksmith and repair shops of the Minne apolis it St Louis railroad burned about 2 o'clock this morning. Loss about 3150,000. Other losses were small. Washington memorial. NEW YOBK , May H The Southern soci ety , at a meeting last night , discussed plans for the erection of bronze tablets coinmom- oratine the farewell of Washington to his generals , the battle of Harlem Heights , and the Ins'-'iiratlon of Washington. These iuf morials will bo erected on the sites where trie respective Incidents occurred and a long list of civic societies , etc. , will be invited to patticlpato. High Ucennotn Pennsylvania. IlAitnisiiURo , Pa. . Mav 13. Governoi Beaver has signed the high license bill. The act classifies liquor licenses according to thu community in which the license Is to be car ried on Instead of according to the volume of sales , which Is the" existing btsts of class ification. There Is SWO license for cities 01 130,000 population and over : S400 for smaller cities , S'-iOO for boroughs , and 3100 for town ship hotels. A Whaler Wreckml. SAX FitAxcisco , May 13. Private advices received hero strata that the whaling bark Enrop.i , Captain Hall and a crow of thirty yin was wrecked April 12 off the coist of .Inuat near HaKatoe. No particulars are given The Kurona was owned by Alkon ti Swift New Benlord , Mass. , and lett this poit Du comber 12 , last year. A Ciuiiliilnio Withdraws. TAM.AHASSEE , Fin. , May 13. In the demo 01 c ratio , senatorial caucin to-day , Pasco with 1- drew. .No ballot was taken , The Wall Street Kins Tells of His U. P , Stock Manipulation. IMPORTANT POINTS FORGOTTEN Jay Gould Never Informed Him of Any of HU Schemes , lint At tended Strictly to Ills Own llmlncss. Before the Commission. Niw : YORK , May 13. The session of ] the Pad fie railway commission was resumed to day with Hussnl Sago on the stand. Ho testified substantially as follows : For my sixth Interest In the St. Lotus pool securities I paid S'-00m Gould had live-sixths ot the pool , but I understand that he parted with portions of ills Interests how much or to whom 1 do not remember. While Gould was in Europe ho purchased ot a Dutch syndi cate n largo amount of bonds and stock , of which I took at cost fourteen bonds of the Denver Pacillc , S.MH shares of stock , and 100 reorganization bonds for SIOO.OOO. On the 1st of Jonuary , 1880,1 owned 8,877 shares ot Kansas Pacific stock and 14,700 shares of Union Pacific stock , and besides these. S7.M- 000 in Kansas Pacltic consolidated bonds , 3181,000 In St. Joseph Pacltic , Stl.VAlO In Kansas & Nohraslm , and SUt.OOJ In Denver it Boulder Valley. I bou/ht the St. Joseph A Western and Kansas A Nebraska In open market. 1 think some ot these bonds were exchanged tor consolidated bonds. 1 sup pose Gould acquired the securities by purchase , M othei people do. 1 don't know what ho paid for them ; you can I'm it that out very readllv by putting him on the htand. Commissioner Anderson commenced to quote "Sufficient unto the day , " when Saso interrupted with : "Gould , 1 think , is very ranch like myself. Ho attends to his own business. 1 do not know why Gould resigned as director prior to the consolidation. I don't question his motives. 1 am not in the habit of guess ing people's motives. If ho resigned be cause of his pioposed dealings In the mat ter of the consolidation 1 don't know. It mleht have been a reason. " The minutes of the meeting of directors on that occasion were road , and Sago remem bered that ho moved thu acceptance of Gould's resignation. The resignation was dated January 10. " 1 w rote a letter to Solon Humphries and G. M. Dodno In October , lb"9 , \\ithieferonco to the value of propeity in the west mid the desirableness ot investments ; also with relerenco to the propriety of the consolidation of the Union Pacific and Kan sas Pacific. I think. that Mr. Dillon and Mr. Ames signed the letter. and , possibly , Jav Gould also signed It , as ho had 817,000,000 In stock of the Union Pacific and consequently had considerable Interest , though 1 am sure he was like mo opposed to thu consolidation , for his real Interest lay elsewhere. My im pression is that I did not see the answer of Messrs. Humphries and Dodgu until the con solidation meeting , though It is dated Jan uary Hi and addressed to me with others.1 The examination ofSage was continued with reteipnce to the details of tie ! consolidation meeting , of which ho leinembered very little , "though ho nmdo a majority of the motions. " When asked If Gould did not ask him , the day previous , to move the acceptance of his resignation , witness said : "Gould Is not In the habit of telling me of doing anything until It it done. " Concerning Kansas Cen tral securities or the earning capacity of that road , Sage Know very little. He had re mained a director of the Union Pacific , but not being on the finance committee ho did not examine Into the matter caicfullv. hago continued : " 1 don't know that Gould was a creditor on the books of tlio Kansas Pacific at the time of the consolida tion. At the time of the consolidation my Interest in the Kansis Pacific and Union Pacific were about equal. 1 believed then and believe now. had the consolidation been with the Missonol Pacific It would have proved moro advantaseous to botli roads , and at the same time I simply jeleldcdto the desires ot the directois of both roads against my better judgment. The Union Pacltic entered as a necessary measure to prevent the extension of the Chicago , Bur lington it Quincy and Its cieation as a for midable opposition line. 1 have wished , in company with Commodore Garrison , to got possession ot the Kansis Pacific for the Missouri Pacific , but without my knowledge Gould acquired Commodore Garrison's in terest in older to prevent his formidable competitor , the Missouri Pacllic , from obtain ing control of the Kansas Pacllic. James H. Keeiio was the next witness. Ho said he wasadlicctor of the Union Pacific , and with Saiie purchased 20,000 shares of Union Pacific ; of Jay Gould at 78 a short time before he became a dllector. At the time of the consolidation ho was In New York ; did not attend any co-isolldatlon meeting ; held no Union Pacllic stock at that time. Washington E. Connor , Jay Gould's part ner , explained the nature of his business re lations with the Union Pacific ; had all the books of the liri'is ot Washington K. Conner and Washington K. Conner it Co. at his sta ble. They were open to the commission and tlio accountant of the commission might examine them and make abstracts of Gould's holdings in tlio various Pacific stocks and bonds. "It would take a short time , " lie said , in answer to Commissioner Anderson i , "as Gould's dealings are mainly with largo amounts of stock purchased from slnu'lo holders , and do not appear on the books itn the company. 1 had no personal Interest in the consolidation. " The commission will probably not examine Jay Gould before next Thursday. C. P. Huntington explained to-day to tlio commis sion that he sails for Kuiopo May IS , and his examination will bo deferred till htter his re- tuni , about a month hence. The Investlga- The Unrtluiunko In Mexico. NonAi.KS , May 1 ! ! . A dispatch from the protect of Monto/uma to Governor Torres says the lirst reports ot the eaithquako were exaggerated as to the nnmberof lives lost , ycl the damage and loss of lite U appalling. The towns of Arispo and Oputo were completelj destroyed. From thlitv-live to forty people were burled In tlio ruins and nineteen se verely injured. The towns of Guasaquas IIIal 0III Luasibas were greatly damaged. Soveia alA persons were injured , but no lives lost. A number of surrounding mountains , with tin crops of the valleys , wt-ro consumed , am although thu water had risen , and thu cartl opened at various points , no volcanoes an visible. The district of Arispc , in nortli eastern Sonera , suffered badly. The vallei of Frontenas was Inundated by water niu nearly all the houses destroyed. Only om person was killed. Mllltlamcu SnuhliRil. ATLANTA. Ga. , May 13. [ Special Tele gram to the BIK. : Havlncbcen Informed eby ; Minister Phelps at London , that they cauno visit Kngland as a military organization am carry arms , the Gate City guarda have le- elded to give up the proposed trip to line Slot land. Cantaln Burke says : "It wocanno enter Kngland carrying our flagsaloftwo wll not enter at all. The rental Is a Man 1 n ho face of every American volunteer and lid bo resented as such. " Although ; o Germany , Belgium and Italy have iriven tin company permission to parade with arms the trip to the continent will probably havi to bo abandoned as the tickets sold to excur srcnlsts included n trip to Kngland. Went tier Indications For Nebraska : Local rains , followed by ; cooler clearing weather , winds bccomln northwesterly. For Iowa : Threatening weather , loca - rains , stationary tumperatiiro. Forr.astorn Dakoti : Threatening wcathei . with local rains , winds shifting to northerly , - Mrs. Grant1 * Clone Call. NEW VOIIK , May W. The fact has jus been made public that Mrs. U. S. Grant hn been sufTerin' . ' from malignant dlphtliprl - for some days and was near death's doa > Until to-day , when she was pronounced 3Ut of danger and on the road to recovery , . FATAIi 8TOHMS. Wind anil LlKlitnlnR Cauio Two Doatln in Ittuo Springs. Br.UK bi'nt.xns Neb. , May 13. [ Special Telegram to tlio Bin.J : A torrillc cyclone swept over tills town at 4'30 this evening , blowing down the school house , which is a eomnlnto wreck. School haa been dismissed a few minutes before and the only occupant of the room was \V. II. liambaugh , thu jan itor. The falling debris broke live ribs on one sldo and mashed In his breast and broke his leg in two places. He will not recover. About 3 o'clock to-night Ikhtiling struck Kmanuel Hasoris" residence , killing his daughter Mamie , aged twenty years. The bolt struck her on the breast bone , the lluld passing through her. Slid was sitting on a lounge looking out of the windo.w at the rain at the time. LU'litnliK struck a building In Wymoro this morning , burning It. Another at O'Neill. O'NKti.i. ' , Nob. , May i-Speclal : ! [ Tele gram to the BKK.I A. J Potter , proprietor of the Potter house , was struck by lightning and Instantly killed while out hunting this afternoon during a storm. Universal borrow prevails In town over his sad death. Cyclone In Papilllnn. PAIMI.UON , Neb. , May 13. [ Special Telegram - gram to the BiB.l : A cyclone ot sulllclont strength to move buildings Irom their foun dations passed through this section about 0 this evening , colng In a northeasterly direc tion. It stiuck thu south cd.'oof town , doing slight damage. The Mount-oil Insmr.inco Cnso. DBS Moixns , la. , Miy 13. [ Special Tele gram to the HII : : . | This morning in the Allen-llubbell case Justice Johnson dis charged F. F. Allen , late president of the de funct Monarch Insurance company. The charge of wrongful division of tlio funds was not proven , but Allen will bo held to answer for having purposely tiled an erroneous state ment of the condition of the Monatch insur ance compiny January 31 , Ibsl. The de fense desnes to Introduce fuithei e\ldencn and tlio case was continued to Monday. Allen put S32.000into thoeompany in notes seemed by mottgaconnd 512,000 cash.Subsequently ho was reimbursed , but tlio withdrawal of the money did not render the cimpany Insol vent , as at that tlmo It paid more losses than any one homo company. Hut afterward , In making a statement of the assets , Allen In cluded one of the notes worth S10.00J a * the pioperty of thoeompany when In reality it had been paid over to him. Ho claims that ho can Introduce evidence to clear himself. The News at Clinton. CLINTON , la. , May 13. [ Special Telegram to the BKU.I Perminent injunctions have been issued by Judge Brennan In the dis trict com t hero against four saloon keepers tor violation of tlio prohibition law , and It Is thought that others will bo issued soon. Mullonuy , who was stabbed hero by Ked Dillon on Monday , died last night and was buried to-day. The body of Neal Loren/.on. who was diowned March 15 In the Mississippi , was1 found to-day badly decomposed. nnliino'H | Oiliest HcNtdcnt Gono. DimuijUi : , la , May 13-SpecialTeleu-ram | to the Br.n. | Mrs. Susan B. Lawrence , tholirht white woman who occupied the soil of Dit- biume , died tills morning at a very advanced ago. She came to this country in 1828 , living for a while In Wisconsin , nnross the river , nnd removing to Dubnnnu In IN'U When she came here there was not a house In the city , and she occupied the first ono that was built. _ _ _ A Fatal Stolen Hide , Bm.i.E PI.AINK , la. , May 13. [ Special Telegram to tlio UEI : . ] William Gold- worthy , of What Cheer , was killed hero last night by tlio cats. Ho had stolen a ride , and In climbing out of the and window fell be tween the cars. Ho lived IOUL' enough to plvo his naniu and other facts. He leaves a wifoand three children in Cromwell , Eng land. A h ilf emptied bottle of whisky was found on him. Welcome Rain in Iowa. Dr.s MOI.VI > , In. , May 13. [ Special Tele gram to thu BKI : . I Rain is lallln _ ' in heavy showers to-night lor the first time , with the exception of Easter day , since last winter. Ciops all throuirli Iowa greatly need rain. Small grain is snffeiing very much. Iowa could stand a week of continuous rain and nso It all in replenishing wells and streams. Killed Ily Liclmiiiur. ODKIIOI.T , la. , May 13. [ Special Telegram to the BKI : . ] Ayoun man named Andrew Tolsreon , aged eighteen yean , was killed by a stroke of lightning yesterday at his home nine miles south ot Odebolt. Finns. MftssachiiHottH and Michigan Suffor- Ing From Grocily Flames. SANDWICH , Mass. , May 13. Koiost lires are still raging between Sandwich. Fal- mouth , Mashpeo and Bourne. Tlio village of Forestdale came near being destroyed last night. The male Inhabitants fought the lire until nearly exhausted in order to save the settlement. The flames dossed the Fal- moiith road and are now confined to a great hollow about a inllo and a half fiom Sand wich , headed towards the Pocassot road nnd Bourne. The Old Colony railioad company has -200 men at work setting back the lires In the hopes of cheeking the progress of the llames. Thu church bells hero were rung ; hls morning lor assistance , and gieat ex citement pievalls throughout those towns. SANIIWICH , Mass. , May 13. The extensive forest tire which has prevailed on Cuno Cod since Wednesday Is thought to bo now undcs control. Mu.WAt'Kiin , May 13. Specials received to-ni-'ht by the Sentinel fiom a dozen points lu tlio noithern Michigan peninsula and Wisconsin counties adjacent ani to tlio effect that tlio foiest liies are Increasing. Tno peninsula Is enveloped In smoke and tele graph wires nre badly crippled. Near Palms , - Mich. , the lires are raising fearfully ami feais are entertained that tlio town will be burned. Though surrounded with grown grass the larmeis on the dealings will lese everything. A largo amount ot plno and cedar is binned. Dispatches from Sault Junction say men aru being driven from the camps by the tires on the coast. Thu lire Is on .Sault branch and Is i aging fiercely. Thuro Is no telling the amount of dnmage. Near Nowbeny the Hies am dying out , nut tlio smoke Is Intolerable. Ncganiioo sends word that the llicssie spreading to the north nnd east , entering a vast track ot valuable land , the damage already amounting to $50,000 , - Great damage lias also been dononlonic the Noithwesteiii road trom Menomlneo north. .MII.WAUM : ! ' . , May 13. Advices from northein Michigan stuto that tlio forest lires are nbatlng. - A Colored TnxAHKANA , Tex. , May 13. James Jones ( colored ) was hanged hero to-day for the murder ot Cato Hicks In Bowlo county , last August. Two thousand persons witnesiod , the hanging. , A Northern Pacillo Commissioner. WASHING TON. May 13. The president today - day appointed Byron L. Smith , of Clncairo , 10 bo commissioner 10 examine a portion ot the Northern Pacillc railroad , In place of J. W. Uoanu , declined. ° A Heavy Failure. Wn.MiNoro.v , Del. , May 13.-Pctor J , Ford , of Ford & Kyan. Morocco county , and an extensive real estate man. contiactor iiiiil builder , tailed to-day ; liabllitloj , 8100,000 ; assets , Iron WnrKH lliirntMl. P.m-nsov , N. J. , May U Tlio los- ms caused by the burning ot tlio works of thi Paterson Iron company last niB'ht Is cli or mated from S 150,000 to 5300,000. Insurance STU.OW , . . , . . IDE ROSSER-SIIERIDAN- < Copies of Dispatches Received Bj ' 'Llttl ' Phil" From Qjnonil Grant. HE ONLY OBEYED HIS ORDERS , A Strip oCCountry Whoso Destruction Was Necessary to KPO | > It Front Feuding the Confed erate Army. Homo Interesting Cnrrc | tnndonc6. ' Urir-A , N. V. , May 13. [ Specinl Telegiarf to the Hr.t.I : In view ot the severe ciltl- c'sms made by General Kosser on ( Sonera , Sheridan for the work ho did In Virginia during the closing days of the rebellion , tin dispatches printed below will bo of Interest * They are copied from the originals , whlcl are now In thft possession ot Wllllait Blalklc , of tills city. They were transcribed Into cipher and sent by 8.11. Beckwlth , ol this city , who at the tlmo was lu the secrol service of the United States : Cirv I'oivr , Va.Aur. 10 , 3:30 : p. m. , 1N.4 Mnjor Guncral Shoiidan , Wlncliester , Va.i If > ou can possibly spue a division ol cav alry , send them through Loudoun county to destiny and cany off crops , animals , negroes and all men under fifty ye.us of ago caimbla of bearing nrnw. In this way you will gel manv of Mosbj's men. All male citizens under fifty can falily be held us prisoners of war , and not as citl/en prisoners. If not nlirady soldiers they wlfl bo made so tha moment tlio lebel army get hold ot them. U. S. CHANT , Lieutenant General. Ili.u : > ( ) UAKri < : us Ait.\ius : OK iitr U.viTir : STATED Cirv POINT , Au ; . Ul. 1W.I . Major General Sheridan. Chaileston. Va. : In strip ping Loudoun county of supplies , etc. , im press trom all loynl persons , so that tlieymny receive pay for what is taken trom them. I am informed by the assistant secret.uy oC war that Loudoun county has n largo popu lation ot ljuakois , who ate nil ta\oiably dis posed to tlio union. Those people may bo exempted tioin arrest. U. S GIIANT , Lieutenant General. Hr.AmjuAUTKi ! ' ? AitMiKs or THI : U.virr.D STArr.t ) , CirPoi.vr , Va. , Aug. 8ii , ti0 ! : ! p. m. , 1N > 4 MnjorGeneinl Sheridan , llnlltown , Va. : Teh'i.'raplii'd you tint I had good ica- sons for beliovitii ! that Fit/huch Leo had been ordcied liack heio. 1 now think It likely that nil troops will bo oiderod back trom the valley except what thev believe to be the minimum number to sustain you. Mr reason for supposing tins is based upon the fact that yielding up tlio Weldon road HCOIIIS' . to be n blow to the enemy he cannot stand. I think 1 do not ovei.stnte the loss of tho" enemy in the last two weeks at 10,000 killed and wounded. Wo have lost heavily , but onra has been mostly In capture * when the enemy gained temporary advantages. Watcli closely , and if you lind this theory coirect , push with all vlL'or , give the enemy no rest , and If U is possible to follow thu Virginia Cential 10,11' follow that far. Do all tlio dam age to railroads and crops you can , cany oil stock of all descriptions nnd negroes so ns to pievout further planting. If the war is to last another yenr wo want the Shenandoali valley to lemaln n barren waste. U. S. GiiANr , Lieutenant General. IllCAIHJl'AKI Him AliMlliSOl' ' TIIK UNl'IKD SrAiis : , t'm POINT. Vn. , Sept. 4. 10 a. m. , 1M5I. Major-General Sheridan. Charleston , Va. : In cleaning out the arms-bearing com * iminlty tiom Loudoun county and the mib- sKtoncu for armies , exeiclso your own judg ment as to who should be exempt fiom nrrcst and ns to who slittuld recelvo jiav for thclc stock , grain , etc. It is to our Intercut that that countv should not Do capable of sub- slstiiign ho-XIUj arinland at tlio same tlmo we want to inlllct ns little hardshl ) ) upou union men as possible. U. S. GitANr , Lieutenant General. CITY POINT , Va. , Nov. , Uxil. Major- General Shciidan , Cedar Creek , Va. : Do you not think it advisable to notify nil cltl- /ens living cast of the Hint ) Ilidgu to move out north of the Potomac all their stuck , grain and piovisions of every description. Tlieio Is no doubt about the necessity ot cleaning out that county so that it will not support Mosby's men , and tlio question li whether it is not better that tlio people should save what thev can. So Ion ; ns the war lasts they must bo pro\ented from rais ing another cmp , both there nnd as high up thu valley ns we can conjrol. U. S. GUAN r. Lieutenant General. A ItUOKPJlnN TO .IKFF. The Idoll/.cil Son ol' the South Ban- ( | iicted at Meridian. MmsmiAN , MM. , May 13. fbpeclal Tele- to the Br.n. ] At 11 o'clock yesterday morning n public reception was given to Jefferson Davis at the residence of Colonel J. K. Mclntosh , where ho Is staving. For two hours a stream of people passed the parlors and shook hands with the ox- chieftain and his daughter. Mr. Davis was in his best humor nnd had n pleasant word for each ono that shook his hand. At 5 o'clock last evening n banquet and reception was given in the court house giounds. Davis made a short address , In which ho thanked the people of Meridian for their most cordial reception. At the banquet there were 009 plates , nnd seated at tlio tables were tlio most distinguished man of the state. A floral wreath was brought In and E. H. Dlnl pre sented It to Mr. Davis lu the name of tha women of Meridian. Davis , In accepting It , nahl : "God has graced tlio south with beau- titul ( lowers and lovely women. The most blessed women aio those of our own south land , with such feeling expression. The beautiful lloweis which were arranged HO attlstlcally by loving hands nro moro beautiful than anything that 1ms been given to me. " The second toast was to "Jefferson Davis , the Soldier , Statesman nml Champion ot Southern Illchts. " Itwnsro-i Hpnnded to by Hon. Thomas 11. Woods. When Davis rose to leply ho was greeted with Ion1. continued applause. Ho ho nn by npologl/lng tor the short address no would make , nnd said that ho was milto fatigued from the day's exercises , Continuing , ha said : "I am unable to treat this theme as it should be without premeditation. What win thu army and navy ot the south ? It was thu patriotism ot the persons who bared their bioasts to bullets in defending constitutional rit'lit , with great navies and armies acalnetf us. Wo tunned regiments and battalions , and nt their Inud wo placed Leo ns their commander. Wo remember the scones when the wife , ns she threw her arms around her husband , nnd thu daughters In loving em brace , gathering around those that wore to go , nnd then the wldowod mother , as she I et the tear drops fall on the face of tlio devoted bon that she would novec see nealn , and girdled his sword to his waist and told Him to go forth ns Ills lather would have done. These were the kind ot men wo had. With Inle.rior numbers of men wo matched onward , lighting tor our rights , and battle after battle was foueht and won. but the northern historians never conceded that , and indulged In triumphs of mind over matter. But now these scenes and Incidents have passed and they only llvii in minus and history. United yon aru now , and if the union is over to be broken , let thu other sldu break It. Thonrmyot the south will shine tor ever around thu camp lires nnd will shluo to our children and children's children. 'I ho truths wo fought for shall not encouiago you to ever fight again , hut keep jour woid lu good or ovll. Goil bless you all. " A llrnto Sentenced. Loi'isvit.i.K , May 13. Albmt Turner , ona j of the murderers of Junnlo Bowman , has boon Indicted by the grand jury , tr'ed ' under \ his confession of guilt and sentenced to bo _ ? hanged .Inly 1. William Pattonon. jjlntlv Indicted with him. will have his trial next Thursday. Tinner plead guilty and Pattcr .son plead not utility. Klin lIsiMl I'ctroloiiin. I'l rrsnf ltd , May W. hast evening at Coal Valley , a lew miles Irom McKeosport , Mrs. Conk and her two children weio burned ta death , and the house totally destroyed. Th woman warf utlng petroleum to klutUo tU < iiieAhuii the accident occurred. .