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THE TRIBUNE HAS A LARGER BONA FIDE CIRCULATION AMONG SCRANTON BUSINESS MEN THAN ANY OTHER MORNING PAPER
A Baltimore and Ohio Train Brought to a
SHOCKING DEATH OF TRAINMEN
Without a Moments' Warning an En
gine Dashes Into a Landslide and Is
Thrown From a Track Narrow
Escape of Express Messenger Stahl.
Engineer and Fireman Instantly
Killed The body of the Former Al
most Entirely Consumed by Fire.
Cumberland, lid.. May 27.
n BOUT 3 o'clock thii morning one
M of the most ilisiiBtrous Wtfckl
til known in V.t liwtory of tli" B.il-
U U tiinoro mid Obio ruilrosd, 01-i-urrad
near Pine Grove, two and one
hiilf milts c ast of Rockwood. Pa, on
the rPittstrarg divinion of tlmt roaI.
Tbe Ill-fated train Wal the New York
and Pitlsbnrc expr-s which left kbit
place at 1.80 tbitf morning with two ej-lri-8
cars, u combination express and
umil car mid several day coaeho.
The coaches Wfre well filled with
piistenui'm and the train was running
at the rate of sixty miles an hoar. Sud
denly, without ;i moments warning,
the engine dHshed into a largo land
slide.semling tbe engin in a twinkling
down Into tbe creek, where it still lies.
The combination mail and express c ir
and tbe regular express cars crashed
into the engine with terrible force and
in a few minntrs were on fire. Tiie
coaches with their prscions burden of
p.'imengers were j immed together, bnt
did not leave the track, to which for
tunate occurrence there was none of
the pHRsenuers injured.
MESSF.NOEIt's NARROW ESCAPE.
Ah kooii as the train quieted from the
conensaion, the piiSfeiigrs rushed to
the piled up and burning express car,
where they found Messenger Stall), of
the United States Express company,
struggling to escape from his car. In
a moment ho wns rescued, but not un
til be bud received serious injuries
about the l ead and body and probably
internally, hut it is thought he will
recover. The resellers then turned
their attention to the derailed eupiue
below in the creek and found no iiign
.Sf,ie. engineer or bin Unman.
For five long bours the continued
tlifir search until at last tbev found
the crushed and dead body of Fireman
Rhinebart under the locomotive. One
of his feet was entirely turned off.
Continuing their search they came
acrrss the remains of the unfortunate
engineer, Nicholson. Tluso they gath
ere I up aud placed in a bucket, the
body having been consumed by fire.
All traffic was suspended for five or six
RIOT IN A POLISH CHURCH,
Snvcrnl Peopls Srionly Woundad at
St. Catimir's Edlflci, Froslar.d
HaZLETON, Pa., May 27. Tbe trou
ble which biiH Den browing in the
i'ongregalion of St. Casimir's Polish
Catholic uburch, at Freeland, broke
nut today in a. bloody riot. For half
an bour a reign of terror ensued,
and considering the number of men
engaged in it, the most peculiar fea
ture of it is that many wi-re not
killed outright. The list of casual
ties is as follows: Victor Tomaki, shot
through the bead; Peter Yesmoski,
latully shot through the abdomen;
Jr.mes Travlmskl, sin t In the right leg;
chiel of police, head crushed witii club;
Offlrer lones, nos" Bml face smashed
with stoue; Constable Piuaby, head
A dozen others wero more or less se-rinu.-ly
injured and fled to escape ar
rest. Tbe oongregatlun is composed of
Lithlinlani and Poles. The latter were
in Hie minority, but lately, foy a.,,.
thony Rudcwiok, an Influential Polish
merchant, an effort to have
the priist, Father ilasfotas, re
moved, has been going on. Yester
day the latter was notified that
he would not b allowed to say masi
today, and to protect hiinself he se
cured police protection. Under the
etcort of Officer Jones ha npproachil
tbe sacristy this morning, but was
lorced out by Poles. Upon 'making the
second attempt the rioting started, tev
eral hundred men being present.
The officers oonld do nothing. The
latter u-ud their gans to protect them
selves, while the belligerents uied
weapons of every conceivable nature.
For thirty minutes the battle raged
fiercely. Women and children ran
seru lining wildly from the scene. The
ahniux of tbe infuriated men added to
the confusion nnd pandemonium
Under the escort of Burgess Mc
Langblan Father Massotas was con
dncted safely to his residence. During
the fight, however, he viewed it from
the balcony. A crowd of anxious
Lithnaniaui surged about him, bnt
amidst it all he remained cool and col
lected. He advlped his followers not to
ri-tnrn the fire and counseled peace.
His influence had remarkable effect
and the men left the place without
participating in tbe hostilities.
Win n the firing at length ceased and
order was again restored the sceue rt
HKUibied a bultlifield. Wounded men
wore being carried and led by friends
from the churchyard, while the plaoe
itself was strewn with tbe weapons
that had been us-d with terrible elleot.
The i.e. I) wus still in control, and only
lour of them could be arretted and are
now in custody.
JOINT SESSION AT SARATOGA.
Presbyterians and tiaptUU Unite
Grand TJntbn Services.
Saratoga, N. Y., May 27. The re
sult of a conference between commit
tees representing the two national re
l'gt ,in Indies now in session here led
to n joint union servise in the big con
vention hall tonight, It began at 0 ill),
after the service in the regular
churches were concluded. The audi
ence numbered over 5,000 persons. Rev.
Dr. S. A. Mntcbmore, moderator of
the General Ass'-mbly of the Presby
terian chureh, presided. Ten minute
a. (dresses were inad by distinguished
divines from the General Assembly
and the lisptist May anniversaries.
The Presbyterians were represented
by Kev. Dr.'s H. A. McCook, of Phila
delphia; EL 0. Marquis, or Chicago,
and H. C. Minton, of San Francisco ;
and the Baptist, by Rev. Dr.'s B. L.
Whitman, of Waterrille, Maine; G.
A, Stekley, of Washington, D. C. aud
A. J. Gordon, of Boston.
GENERAL WILSON RESIGNS.
A Commonweal Array Is Lft Without
Madison, Wis., May 27. Tbn com
monweal army under General Wilson
iias gone to piecoi. Yesterday the gen
oral told tbe men ho was no longer
thoir leader and was going to leave
them to their own resources.
Ho took tho fltgs and banners and
started for Milwaukee nnd the men
struck camp, leaving tbe Wilson di
vision of the commonweal army with
out a commander.
REVIEWS THE SITUATION.
Governor Pattison Views the Clear
field Coal Regions nnd Investi
gates the Grievances.
PBILUF8BURO, Pa . May 27. The
visit of Governor Pattison fo tho
Clearsfield coal region last Saturday
has been the topic of conversation with
tho operators, miners nnd business men
of all classes. Tho reasons assigned
for the governor's visit are many and
varied. It wns very evident that his
remark before and in his speech to the
miners, that he had had thoroughly
posted as to the situation from tho op
erators standpoint. Before he left he
was qnally posted as to tho situation
from the miners standpoint
After tbe conclusion of the ttover
nor e speech and brief remarks by sev
eral miners the meeting adopted un
animously tho following resolutions:
Whereas: Robert E. Pattison, govornor
of this state, hai coino among ns and to
effect, if possible, tho adjustment of the
Whereas: We, t'no mineri and mine la
borer of Houtzdale and vicinity ai will
ing at auy aud nil times through tho
national officers to meet our employers for
the purpose of adjuttiug our grievances,
Wnerens: We boliove our national of
ficers nre fully capable to tho task of ad
justing our difficulties, therefore be it,
lie olved, That we recommend Mint our
local executive board at onco wire tbe
action taken at this meeting to t,h Nation
al officers, and to request them to meet
and consult with Governor 1'attison, .tnd
together with tbo governor our national
officers meet tho operators and try to ad
just mo umerenco now prevailing.
The governor left Houtzdale thii
morning for Harrisborg by special
train via Tyrone. B;foredparting he
expressed himself as being satisfied
that his visit hail resulted in long stops
toward ending the conflict, and
that ho had no doubt that
tho operators Wuiild consent to
such a conference as the miners had
suggested. He was informed that so
far as the miners in this section of the
state wero concerned they wore not
averse to arbitration, foiling certain
that when the conditions under which
they were asked to work and tbe low
wages that they earned wer ascer
tained they would be awarded tho full
extent of their demands.
It can be stated that there will be no
attempt to resume opcritions in this
part of tho state until it is knowb
whether or not a conference will be
held and the outcome of tbe confer
ence. There was no truth in tbo story that
a mine tipple was abolished at Wood
land last Friday night.
NAME IS AGAINST HIM.
An Arkansas Breckinridge Ab ut to Be
Little Rock, Ark.. May 27. Con
gressmon C. R. Breukinridge, of the
Second Arknnsas district will probably
be defeated at the primaries for re
nomination. Ballot county was carried
yrtiterdnv by his opponent. Judge J. H.
Little, of Sebastian, by more than two
Up to date Little has carried Sebas
tian, Montgomery. Scott Bnd Saline
counties, and Breckinridge only has
Jefferson, bis home, to bis credit.
LOST HIS REPUTATION.
Bpinleh Bull Fighter Treads the Saw
duet One Time Too Many.
Madrid, May 27. At the end of a
bull fight here today the Matador
Espartero was about to plunge bit
sw,.rd into the neck of the bull, when
the bull made au nnexpected movo
meut, throwing him down and gored
Espartero died a few minutes later.
He had a national reputation as a bull
FLASHED FROM THE WIRES.
Governor McKlnley and General W. H.
Gibson addressed 20,000 people at Grand
Army of the Republic memorial service
near Fort Soneca yosterday afternoon.
Two negroes who had robbed a country
storo and wore tried in Clinton, Miss
were taken from jail Friday and hnug!
Tho bodies wore discovered dangling from
tree limbs by the roadside.
A. W. Wright was interviewed in Tor
onto nnd ssid there wns no trnth in tho re
port that Powderlr, Quinn and himself
had been expelled from tbe order, as only
their own assemblio-i had power to take
Tho Kov. J. M. Taulbot attempted to de
livor an American Protective association
lecture in Lexington, Ky., Friday night,
but tho meeting was broken up by a
shower of stones and eggs. Much excite
iie nt provailed for a time.
In tho chapel of tho penitentiary. In
Joliot, 111., Friday, John Keating left his
fellow convicts and, meeting Miss Glesius,
after n brief ombrace, was made a hus
band. Only a few minuteB' talk woe given
the groom and brido. The bride took tbe
train home to Chicago with her mother.
The body of the Harvard Btudent Wil
liam 8. Hoekloy, of Philadelphia, one of
tbe live students drowned two weeks ago
was found yesterday floating near Thomp
son's Island. Identification was clearly
e-ttabliehed by Us name on his clothing.
Tho Boston harbor police took the body in
The Sugar Schedule Will Be
LIABLE TO TALK UNTIL SATURDAY
Senatorial Conversationalists Pre
paring for a Lively Struggle During
tho Next Five Days Mr. Walsh of
Georgia to Open the Ball The In
vestigating Committee to Submit a
Report in Reference to Sources of
Information Upon Sugar Stories.
Washington, D. C, May 27.
TIIE ninth week of the debate on
tho tariff bill opens to-morrow.
Before the week is uuder way
very far the discussion will have
begun on the sugar schednle, which
will be made tbe occasion for violent
attacks on the Republican side of the
chamber Democrats, among them
Mr. Urieo, express the belief that nt
most three or ,onr days will be con
sumed in the discussion of this sched
ule, but Republican leaders assert that
the end of next week will find the sen
ate still talking about sugar.
Some Republicans say it would be
manifestly improper for the eenute to
dispose of this part of the bill beforo
tbe investigating committee lias made
a report on the doings of the sugar
trust in connection with the forma
tion of the schedule which tho senate
is called upon to take up and debate.
Until that report Is made they say it
will bo impossible for tbe senate to
fnrmnldto its judgment as to what
should or should not be done in the
of rates of duty, or determining oven
whether there shall bo any duly placed
upon this article.
Iheworkof the wook will begin
with a speech by Senator Walsh, ot
Georgia, who on Saturday gave notice
that he would address the senate Mon
day morning at 11 o'clock. After that
the wood schedule will bo taken up
nnd there is a tacit agreement on both
sides of tbe chamber that tbis shall be
disposed of in the same day, although
the speeches against free lumber may
run over for a short time into Tuesday.
For Tuesday ttiere is a matter that may
come up, somewhat oat of the routine
of the proceedings and for that very
reasou of much interest.
RHPOB1 OF SUOAR COMMITTEE.
The investigating committee may at
that timo snbmit a partial report to tbe
senate on the refusal of newspaper
men to give the sources of information
upon which their sugar stories were
based and may ask tbe sonato for in
structions as to what steps they shall
take in tho further prosecution of their
investigation. The ultimate result
will probably be froth and nothing
In accordance with tirae-honorsd
custom, the senate will probably ad
journ over Wednesday, D coratiou
Day, although there, are precedents for
tho senate remaining In session on this
occasion. Mr. Harris was not in the
senate Saturday uud could not be con
sulted on this snhjict, but the other
Uomocratie members of tho finance
committee agreed that it would be fit
ting for the senate to take a rest on
The debate on sngsr may, therefore,
begin in earnest Thursday morning,
Senator Hill, in accordance with his
determination to put his party on rec
ord on the subject of raw material, it
is understood, will nt some stage of tbe
proceedings move to put nil
sugars on tbe free list. The
Republicans will hold a caucus
about the middle of the week for
tbe purpose of mapping out some plan
nf campaign on toe sngar question.
There nre some Republican senators
who aro in favor of a duty on sugar.
Prominent among these are Senators
Sherman, of Ohio, and Cameron, of
Pennsylvania. Roth of these senators
believo that sugar is a distinctly reve
nue article and should be kept as suob.
LOUISIANA SENATORS USEFUL.
In the discussion of tbis proposition,
of which tho Democrats have been cog
nizant for n long lima, tho query that
naturally arises is, Can the Republicans
put up thirty-eight solid votes for this
proposition? If they can, it looks ns if
the bill might be defeated, going upon
the hypothesis that the Louisiana sena
tors cannot and wonld not vote for the
bill with n free sugar clanse in it
The Republicans are not without
hope thai they can put sugar on the
free list, for they claim that if they
give this proposition their solid sun
port they can got votes enough and to
sparo from the other side of the cham
ber to aot in concert with them. This
is the critical vote that the managers of
the bill on the Democratic side of the
WILLIAMSPORT IS DAMP.
Cltlatr.e Spend the Sabbath Pumping
Cellare and Cleaning Aubbisn.
WiLUAMsroitT, Pa., May 27. There
wero few church services in this city
today, owing to tbe fact that the build
ings wore unlit for occupancy as a re
sult of tho iliod. Speoial union serv
icts were held in several Dlnces, where
tho ministors basod thoir sermons on
Few people regarded the day, and tho
work of olen.niug np, pumping water
from cellars and repairing sewers was
pushed with as ronch vigor as on any
other day. Tho city is rapidly getting
itself iu shape again and will goon ob
literate all iraoes of tbe flood.
THE COX YITE NUISANCE.
Camp of Hobis at Highland the Scene
of Boisterous Kvelr$.
Washington, May 27. The Coxey
camp near Highlan ls,Md., was crowded
with visitors from the city today. A
saloon wns kept open and a promiscnoui
mob gathered around tbe camp, using
profane language. Respectable people
who visited the camp oat of curiosity
left the place in disgust. A ball gam
was play id between the Coxey nine
nnd a gang of toughs from tbe oity,
after which tho latter rushed into the
grounds without paying admission.
A riot was threatened, but was pre
vented by Jesso Coxey issuing an order
allowing a free entry to the grounds.
The residents of Highlands are talking
of taking steps to have the Coxeyites
ejected if mensnroa are not adopted to
prevent a repetition of today's scenes.
Ho Is Asked to Itel'orm From Obaoxious
Saratoga, N. Y., May 2r, The com
mittee appointed by the Presbyterian
General assembly to confer with Prof.
Brnltb concerning bis fnture conduct,
today completed arrangements for
tbe formal visit. This will take
place nt 0 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing. Tho comniittoe was instruo
ted to obtain from tho comlemed pro
fessor an expression that would sutief y
the Cincinnati presbytery that he
would refrain from teaching nnd
preaching bis obnoxious views, Friends
of Profosior Smith hnve beu anxious
about this intorview.
It is thoroughly understood by every
body that Professor Smith can mko
no such promises. His friends fear,
then, that his response to the commit
tee if a direct nnswer is sought to n
formal question such us "will you
cease preaching and teaching tbe
doctrine of Erruncy," will apnear to
be a further exhibition of con
tumacy, and will further alienate the
general assembly from him. It was
with this in view that they visited the
members of the committee to-day.
They urged the committee not to put
the direction qurstion and not to ask
for a direct answer.
It was understood that this was
Uuder these circumstances the com
mittee's visit to Professor Smith wa
merely in exchange of courtesies, and
nothing can be accomplished but tho
completion of the record, so as to make
it appear that a committee of confer
ence was appointed and that no satis
factory answer was abtninud.
RAILROADERS IN SESSION.
The Big Organizations in Joint Ses
sion in New York Mr. Mor
risey's Wet Blanket.
New Yohk, Mny 27. The lorgost con
vention of railroaa employes ever held
iu this country was called together this
morning at the Lenox Lyceum. It was
tbe first joiut mesting ever hold by the
big organizations of railroad men. and
it is expected that the results of the
convention will bo decisive and fai
reaching. The organizations in convention are
the Brotherhood of Locomotive engi
neers, the Broth-rhood of Locomotive
firemen, order of Bail way conductors,
brotherhood ot Riilway trainmen, or
dr of Rrilway telegraphers, the
Switchmens Mutual Aid association,
aud the brotherhood of car repairers.
There wero not over 400 delegates
present at the opening of the session
this morning, although fully 1,000 had
been expected. Many, it is thought,
E. E Clark, grand chief conductor,
was made permanent chairman, and
P. F. Doyle, of Now Jersey, secretary.
As soo as the secretary was instulled
in office he walked to the edge of the
platform and said bo wanted to read a
bill which be hud succeeded in getting
on the statute books of Now Jersey. It
was a bill imposing a tin of $500 on
any person or corporation thai lorced
its employes to renounce allegiance to
any association or brotherhood us a
condition of their retaining their em
ployment. Everybody thought that this bill
solved the labor problem until Mr,
Morri8sy, of the Brotherhood of Rail
way Trainmen, rem irked that tho law
was not worth the paper upon which it
was printed so long as it was operative
in only one Btate. It wonld l easy, be
said, for any road, the Pennsylvania
for iustanoe, to omploy all its men
either in New York or Pennsylvania
aud then send them into New Jersey to
work. This was clearly a new idea to
Mr. Doyle, who looked as if he had lost
his best friend.
Mr. Morrissey then suggested that
tbe legislatures needed watching and
said that in bis opinion it would be
wise to appoint a committee in each
state of tbo Union to watch tho legis
lature. There should also be a stand
ing committee at Washington to look
after the government of the United
A 2 o'clock the convention went into
COAL FAMINE AT ST. LOUIS.
Flourlnir Utile Obliged to Close for Want
St. Louis, Mo.. May 27. Beginning
tomorrow all the flouring mills in this
city and vicinity but five, will cease
work for want of coal, these five have
supplies of wood that will last from
four to ten days.
Nearly all the large factories In the
city are nearing tho end of their sup
plies and the river steamers are burn
ing wood. Railroads continue to con
fiscate all the coal in sight.
HEARD OVER THE CABLE.
The long service decoration for volunteer
officers is to be extended to the Indian and
Craven & Craven, Bradford worsted
spinners, hsve failed for 200.000. Losses
iu tho American market caused the crash.
A fire damp explosion occurred this
morning in tbo Anderlues mine near Char
lerol. Eleven miners were killed outright
and five others wore injured severely.
Charles Pederson, a sailor, lies in jail in
Liverpool charged with the murder of
Jamos Shields aboard the Dhuloep Singh
while on a voyage from Chill to New York.
Mine. JoniHiix, the Brussels poisoner, is
now accused of killing Lionol Ablay, who
was supposed to have been drowned in
lbMO, while training for a race in Winghe.
The Brazilian government has accepted
the mediation of Engiaud in its dispute
with Portugal concerning tbo asylum
granted by Portuguese naval officers at
Kio Janeiro to Admiral Da Uama and his
Gaucb, Guerin and Beaubln, who are
under arrest tor complicity in Anarchistic
plots, are believed to be leaders in the
movement. Gaucb, who is well off, has
left half of a fortune of OUO.OOO francs to
An Enthusiastic Gathering of Church Workers
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASSEMBLY
The Beautiful Village Among the Hills
tho Mecca of Epworth League Mem
bers from Cnrbondale, Honesdalc,
Forest City and Other Places Stir
ring Addresses, Sermons and Reci
tations and Inspiring Music Lend
Interest to the Occasion.
Special to the ficranloit Tribune.
Fokest City, Pa.. May 27.
THE Epworth League held a dis
triet couvontion ut Uniondaie,
Friday. Carbondale, Honesdale,
Forest City nnd other places
were represented. Rev. C, A. Benja
min, of Ilonesdale, the district presi
dent, presided. The morning 8rvice
began at 10-iJO, with a selection. No. 93
from tbe "Finest of tne Wbe it.'' Kev.
William Edgar, of Carbondale, follow
ed with prayer, Rv. C. A. Benjamin
made tbo opening address in which lie
slated the objects and work of the
league. The addross was a very
The regular secretary beinr absent,
Miss Olver, of Thompson, was selected.
Bong, 123 Ml3s Hat tie L ike, of Hones
dale, read a very able ssay on "The
Relation of the League to tiioCuurch."
The essay was well received.
A duet by Miss Bessie Lamonte and
C. M. Lew i.-i was one of the pleasant
feature of the morning session.
"Group Conventions" was tho noxt
topic of discussion, which was led by
tbe president, followed by Revs.
Thorpe, Olver and Edgar,
A motion was then made and carried
that -a committeo bo appointed to make
arrangements for having places grouped
into one district. As such a commit
tee Revs. Lindaberry, L-jwis, Edgar,
Miss Mand Reynolds and Miss Susie
Hauck were chosen.
The Misses Houcir, of Clifford, then
favored the audienoe with a duet
which was very good. "Sanctitie 1
Covetousnesa" was the topic which
Rev. William E Igar, of Curboud ile,
thoroughly discussed. It was a well
prepared paper and was read with con
siderable force. The sm ject was dis
ctussd by Revs. Lewis, Liudabery,
Oliver aud Benjamin. Tbe morning
session then adjourned. Dinner was
served by the UuionJale Methodists in
a vacant hall opposite the church, at
which place au elaborate menu wis
served satisfying all tho desires of the
Tbe afternoon session eonvencd at 2
o'clock with a larger attendance than
that which marked the morning ses
sion. Hymn 141 was the opening se
lection, Miss Curtis, of Uniondaie, pre
siding at th organ for the convention.
Rev. P. Houck, of Clifford, offered
prayer, followed by singing. MiHS
Susie Gh Houck commanded the closest
attention of all while she read her
essay, entitled ''Christian Purity.''
The pupor was one of tho best reud ba
foro the convention. "The Maniaj's
Cry" was the title of tbe recitation
uiven by Miss Maude Reynolds, of
"How to Create Enthusiasm in the
Epworth League" was well handled by
F. W. Lewis.
R'vs. Liwia, Liudabery, Benjamin
and Edgar followed with remarks upon
the name sulj ct. The next on the
programme was an addross by llsv. A.
C. Olver, of Thompson, who delivered
an excellent and well listened to ad
dress. The Thompson quartette de
lighted tbe audience by thoir cleur
voices and nearly faultless style when
they sang "Which Path Will Yon
Take." They respondod to an encore.
The Misses Curtis then favored the
audience with an excellent duet, en
titled "Forever With tbe Lord."
Miss Hattie Hards, of Carbondale,
recited "The Legend of the Organ
Builder" iu a pleasing and cbnrmim;
manner. A song "Ashamed of Jesus,"
given by Miss Cora Bell, of Carbon
dale, in a dear and sweet voico pleased
Miss Tallmnn then recited in a pleas
ant manner. "Junior League" was the
topio of au excellent paper which Miss
Jennie Butler, of Carbondale, read,
Will H. Hiller, of Parsons, gave a very
interesting and pleasaut talk upon the
subject which had been assigned to
bim, that of "Possibilities.''
OHOUPINQ OP DISTRICTS.
The committee that had been ap
pointed iu the morning for the group
ing of places then reported that Car
bondale, Derrick, Lake Como, Forest
City, Clifford, Thompson, Uniondaie,
Pleasant Mount nnd Jackson be
grouped. Rev. Liudebtry was cnoien
district president and Miss Bessie L:i
iii. nite, secretary. Clifford was selected
as tbe next place of m leting the meet
ing to be hold some time during July.
Presidents of Epworth leagues were to
be considered as members of tbe Wy
Motion was then made aud carried
that the convention extend thanks to
the people of Uniondaie for their hos
pitality. The session was thon ad
journed at 5.30 nntil this evening,
THE EVENING SESSION.
Tho evening session convened nt 7.30
with tho church filled with a large aud
enthusiastic audi Mice. After a song
by tbe congregation, Miss Tallmnn re
cited, followed by the Carbondale mixed
quartette, who delighted tho audience.
i ho next number was a pleasing re
citation by Miss Mattie Hards, who re
cited "The Inventor's Wife," clenriy
showing tlie hardships that a person
who married an inventor had to endure.
Rev. G. A. Benjamin followed by au
excellent address. Consecration ser
vices led by Rev. W.H. Hiller was then
oondnoted. This was one of tbe most
interesting services of the convention.
After singing "We Will Never Say
liood-uy on Heaven, tbe convention
adjourned, after having eajoyed a day
of much spiritual good, Rev. Will U.
Hiller pronouncing the benediction.
ASSAULTED BY WHITE C. PS.
Dr. Kit-hiil Rvoelvs a Beating and
Paint aod Feutber?.
St. Paul, Minn., May 20 A mob of
citizens went to tbe Parker House, St.
Paul, ut a few minutes boforo mid
night, last night, called out Dr. S. H.
Mitcbel, beat him to insensibility,
breakiug three of his ribs, poured red
paint nil over his bodv, then strewed
feathers over him, and pinned a note
to him, ordering nim to leave town at
Dr.Mitoholl will probably die from his
wouude, as Dr. Baxell, who attended
him, fouud on ot tho broken ribs had
penetrated his right long and prodncod
u dangerous hemorrhage.
Mitchell was troubled with hcurt
disease, which further complicates tho
Tbe White Csp outrage was preeipi
tated by an alleged scandal with a
Eight man wore arrested this morn
ing, among them J. M. Newborg. Th?
examination wns held late this after
noon before Justice S. P. Roat. The
evidence us to seven of the men was
insufficient, and they were diicharged.
Newberg was held to await the rosult
of the Injuries of Dr. Mitchell. Th
latter's wife aud children live in St.
FIENDS OF THE CAKIEROONS-
Herr Leist Will Have to Stand Trial
for Atrocities Committed on
Hamburg, May 27. The German
steamer Luln Bohlen urrived at Cux
linven with H-rr Leist, ex-chancellor
of the Cmneroons.on board. Herr Leist
wns immediately served with a sum
mons from tho government ordoring
him to surrender himself to the au
thorities in Berlin and prepare to de
fend himself to the many atrocities
charged against him during his admin
istration of the Cameroous colony.
The cas will be tried before a spec
ial court, to be hld at Potsdam.
Eirlyiast mouth a Gjrmau weekly
publisned some extracts from the diary
of a G.Tman living in the Cameroous
containing serious charges against Ger
man officials in tho went of Africa.
Ander date March 13, 1803, tho writer
says: "I learn soma interest
ing particulars nbout the Bakoko
rebellion. Assessor Wohlau, tho gov
ernor's substitute, who led the expedi
tion, is actually said, on burning down
the villages, to have issued an order to
cut tho throats of some old worn n.
Not a hundred and. fifty, but only fif
teen, natives wore token prisoners
Three of them are said to havo did of
hunger." Four days later he writos:
"The prisoners remaiued bouud for
days to the rsiliug3 of tho slip iu such
a manner that worms bred in tbeir
swollen and bleeding legs and arms.
And these agonies thev endured in a
tropical heat Hind without anything to
drink. Whon the miserable wretches
were half dad with exhaustion they
were simply shot down like wild
beasts. " Among other Draconic meas
ures which the writer of the dairy
mentions flogging stands at tbe head,
and Hogging, as may be remembered,
wus the cause of the late revolt iu the
It is in connection with these occur
rences that HerrLdst Chancellor to
the government of tho Cnmeroons has
beeu recalled and will shortly be tried.
He is held responsible for the flogging
scandals which aro said to havo taken
place. That cruelties have been prac
tised upon the natives by their German
ruler seems clearly established by
the statement sent from the Cam
oroons by tho special cotnmif
sloner despatched by the govern
ments to investigate matters on the
spot. It is said that iu several in
stances prisoners were skinned alive
and that native women were subjected
to great brutality. The details of the
atrocities dssoribod by the commis
sioner are so hideous as to convey tbe
idea that tho German officials and sol
diers were half crazed by heat and
liquor whon they tortured tho natives
Attempt Made to Rob Mim on Cedar
A bold attempt at highway robbery
wns made Saturday nigbt in the heart
of the city.
James Hawk, of Hickory street, was
returning home from the Central city
aud while crosin:; the Cedar avenne
bridge about 11:30 o'clock a man, who
wns apparently leaning idly over the
railing, suddenly wheeled, and point
ing a revolver nt Hnwk commanded
him to throw np bis banda At the
same time another highwayman slid np
behind Hawk and was In the net of
garroting him when tho intended vic
tim jumped nimbly nside and started
on n run across the bridge.
He had gone but a few yards when
two shots were fir"d ut him. One of
tbe balls made a flesh wound in Dawk's
shoulder. H hurried to the Siuth
Side police station and notified Lieu
tenant Zang of the nff iir. Tbo cen
tral Mtation win also notified and two
officers were started on n hunt for the
men which proved unsuccessful. Th
railroad yard and steel plant had af
forded them a good opportunity for
Hawk can give but a meager disorip
tion of the men. He says one wore a
slouch hat and botli were clad in dark
clothes and dark colored shirts, and
looked like tramps. They evidently
p.issejsed nerve or they would bav.
postponed their attack until a later
hour when fewer people were on tbo
Hawk is n tea peddler nnd had about
$00 in his pockets at the time.
Henry Ilollenbnch, fanner, near Strauss
town, committed suicide by banging last
night. Cause, grief over death of daugh
ter. WUTHER FORECAST.
l Wasiunoton, May 27. Forfca.it
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lTrMMy.' State? and probably
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much cooler, northwest winds.
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