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( rime and Peanltlea.
At Atlanta. Ga., a drunken row among
aborert it the water wurki resulted In the
(booting of three men.
J. W. Avlrett, editor of the Cumberland,
Md., Time, was sentenced to BO days In
)nll and a One of f 100 for libeling Judge
At Pan Francisco Abe Jones) was sen
tenced to 20 yearn' Imprisonment by Vnited
Plates District Judge Morrow for the rob
beries of the Redding Mage on the night of
October 18 and 2t last-
Patrick Fitr.patrlck was hanged In the
Jail at Pittsburg, l'a., on Tuesday fur the
murder of Samuel Early. The hanging was
the flirt In that county for the past eight
years and the first in the new jail. The
crime which lead to the execution of Flt
Patrick was committed on the night of
September2, lfttl. Jle was la the bar-room
of a saloon. Fltzpatrlck had been In the sa
loon for erhaps an hour before the mur
dered man. Samuel Knrly. jjme In. Fifteen
minutes after Early came in be called for a
drink of water. Fitrpatrick walked up ami
knocked his lint off, when a man en me
around from behind the bar and put J'itz
patrick out on the street. The testimony
was that Karly was also put out anil while
going out of (lie door, Fitzpatrick was
awaiting him there with a knife in bis
hand. A few seconds later Karly rushed
back into the saloon, exclaimlne, ''Look
there !" and fell over. He died in a few min
utes. The knife hail penetratod a vital spot
In the groin.
Captain A. J. Sloan, aped 81 years, of
Jackson, tia., was murdered by burglars.
The robbers secured about tl.tPJO. Lynchers
are scouring the country for them.
C E Montpomery, president of the Ger
man bank at Lincoln, Neb., was shot and
killed in the dining-room of the Lincoln
(botel by V. H. Irvine of Fait Lake City, a
member of the Vtnh Territorial legislature
and a former resident of Lincoln. Irvine
surrendered. He claims Montgomery ruined
bis wife and broke up their home.
C'asltnl. Labor and Indnstrlal,
The striking carpenters made a final ap
peal to Langbead.Modisette A Co., of 1,'nlon
town, l'a., to lay oil" V. A. Custer, the sus
pended member of the trades council. The
firm refused and said that Custer could stay
as long as they bail work for him to do. As
a final resource all the union workmen of
all trades were ordered out. A prolonged
Itrike Is anticipated.
The tin and sheet Iron workers and cor
nice makers at Chicago decided to po on
strike for an eight-hour day and a minimum
rate of 35 cents an hour.
The Tirotherhood of Locomotive Engin
eers In session at Atlanta, la., re-elected
1'ast Master Arthur Grand Chief Engineer
for four years. He desired to retire, having
served 18 years, but the convention Insisted
upon his taking another term.
The car strike at New Orleans was settled
by arbitration. None but union men are to
be employed, except the few at work before
The Durham Miners' Federation has is
aflcd a manifesto, which says tint the at
tempt to effect a settlement with the mas
ters has failed; that the deadlock has conse
quently been accentuated, and that the
whole responsibility for the awful struggle
that is now inevitable retts upon the mus
All the union employes at Longhead's
planing mill, I'nlontown, l'a., have quit
work because they could not secure the
discharge of an obnoxious employe. It is
said there will be trouble to till tbeii
At the sherl ff sale of the property of the
defunct Swogger organ factory at Heaver
Falls the employes to whom a large amount
Is due for wages, bid on the untlnisbed work
nd material by permission of the sheriff,
and by permission of other creditors were
allowed to start the factory this morning to
complete the unfinished organs. It will
require some weeks to do this. The bull'',
lng, machinery and. grounds will be sold m
Two hundred Louisville painters are on
atrike for higher wages.
The secretary of war has authorized tut
Ue of military supplies for flood sufferers.
The Government has awarded a large
contract for 24,000,000 double postal cards, a
new device which has long been considered
by the Fostofftce Department. The card
will be 6 by 31 inches, and will be folded
in the middle, presenting four surfaces. The
outside surface Is for the address aud the in
side for the message. At the fold the card
is perforated, so that the recipient will teat
off one-half and then answer on the other.
Representative Johnson, of Ohio, intro
duced in the House a bill to admit free ol
duty glass windows imported for the use. of
An amendment appropriating 140,00? was
proposed to the agricultural appropriation
bill to continue experiments in the produc
tion of rainfall by means of explosives.
Secretary Rutk and assistant Secretary
Wileu, of the Agricultural Department, ap
peared before the Committee on Agriculture
and endortod an appropriation for artificial
Formal proclamation was made by Presi
dent Harrison of the establishment of re
ciprocal trade relations between the Vnited
State and Austria-Hungary, the negotia
tions for which were completed some weeks
ago, The arrangement went Into effect
At the Republican convention at Media,
Pa., Hon. John B. Robinson was nominated
for Congress without opposition.
The Prohibitionists of Lancaster county,
Pa, nominated Joseph Bros! us of Little
Britain for congress. Marrlot Brosios is the
Indian Territory Republicans elected
national delegates, one of them being Ridge
I'ascol, a full-blooded Cherokee. They are
uiilnstructed but arc for Harrison.
At the Republican Congressional Conven
tion of the Fourteenth district of Ohio, E.
O. Johnson, of Elyrla, was nominated for
Congress on the seventy-second ballot.
The deadlock In the Sixteenth Ohio dis
trict Republican Convention was broken by
the nomination of Secretary of Plate C. L.
Foorraan for Congress in the eighty-fifth
After a 4Vad!oek of 24 hours, the Eighth
Ohio Republican district convention nomi
nated Col. L. H. Ptrong for Congress.
L. A. Ptockwell was nominated for Con
gress at Martinsville, Ind., by the People
party of the Fifth Indiana district.
At Corry, Pa., J. C. Pibley. of Franklin,
woe nominated by the Prohibition conven
tion of the Twenty-sixth district for Con
gress on the first ballot.
Py a Tote of "5 to 4!) the four women del
egates were admitted to the general confer
ence of the Methodist Protestant church,
now In session at Westminster, Md.
The thirty-fourth General assembly of the
I'nited Presbyterian church began its sit
ting In Allegheny, l'a. The summary of
woik of the board of foreign missions fur
the year is as follows: Number of stations,
144; Missionaries, 37; native missionaries.
40: other native workers, 242: total loreign
and unlive workers. 310: churches. So; com
municant". 8.W1; increase. 4il; net increase,
4HI; baptisms, 421; schools, 110; scholars,
U,7'I3; Sabbath schools. 1011.
T he board of f reedmen's missions has 7
educational institutions,.' workers, 2. .W stu
dents, ,i churchm, 4no members, 7 Sabbath
schools, and fi-fi Sabbath-sclncd scholars.
The va ue of prurty is H'.'V""'.
The board of church extension showed
that nr 134 churches in America Ji'o have
been helped by the board: 40 are yet house
less. There has been pn'-l cut 'to assist
churches 3J, icty und in direct contributions
Out of the parsonage and loan fund
twenty bouses for missionaries have been
The board of miniterlal relief paid out
last year 7.2. In the past thirty-two years
It paid out I "i7 ,(.!. In lsiW there were but
two beneiiciarics an I a balance of 1,217.
At Meridian, Miss., the First Baptist
church was burned. Loss, i,tKW, partly
At Brighton City, Vtah, a number of bus
iness bouses were burned. Loss, flO'l.OnO.
Cbehallis, Wash., was destroyed by lire.
Sixty-two buildings were burned.
Four men are now known to have perish
ed In the fireat Spokane, Wash., on Monday
night. The lots is estimated at about 1221,
Ow. Darflinger's Glass Works, nearVHome
stead, Pa., among the largest in the rlnited
States was burned Tuesday night. Loss,
Pabvs PrAD Rams, long known as king
of the trotting turf, died on Mr. Pointer s
Tarrytown farm Tuesday. He was 2" years
old, being foaled in IW7, and died i f old age
Knrus was bred by the late It. It. Couklin of
(ireenport, L. I., and was by Conklln's Ah
dollab, a horse of unknown breeding, and
out of Nancy Awful, by Telepiuph. Rarus
trotted his first race In 1874 at llcirnel'.sville.
N. Y., and was a constant performer for
several years. At P.uflalo in 173 be lower
ed the trotting record to 21.11, and remained
king of the turf until October, 1870, when
Pt. Julien further reduced the mark to 2
12J. Rama was purchased by Homier in
1879 for fofi.OOO, and has not since appeared
on the turf.
Gov. Poles will issue an appeal for t200,.
000 for Sioux City flood victims.
Indianapolis. Ind.. felt a distinct shock of
earthquake Tuesday. No damage was done.
The divers at work on the sunken Cotton
Pelt railroad wrecked train at Crook Payou,
Ark., recovered nine of the bodies on Sun
(iov. Eagle of Arkansas has appealed to
the city of Memphis for aid for flood suffer
ers. Arkansas City Is reported to be com
pletely under water.
The frnlt cro in the South of England
have been greatly damaged,if not destroyed,
by a terrific storm.
Cuban planters complain of drouth.
Kauros crop retiorts say the rains bave
done great duinage. In the Western hair ol
the State, which Is usually parched by
drouth, the farmers are enthusiastic ovei
the best prospect ever known.
Hailstorms In the Province of Alessan
dria, Italy, have destroyed the crops in Hi
The suit (f Miss Anna Dickinson again,
the Republican National Committee of 1888
to recover f 1,250 for lectures delivered in thai
campaign, was dismissed by the Supremt
Court lit New York, on the ground that tin
contract was illegal under the statute which
provides that no jieinon shall contribute any
money to pay any person lor services in aic
of the election of a candidate. Plaintiff sayi
she will begiu a new action.
Disasters. Accldeula aad I'alallllea.
At Arkansas Pass, Texas, by the capsizing
of a boat a party of three, consisting of T. C.
Tinghom and wife and the 9-ycar-old
daughter of Charles Hickney.were drowned.
Their bodies were swept out to sea by strong
While a fo-ce of artillery men were en
gaged In trenching practice near Paris, a
bank of earth collapsed and killed four sol
Mrs. 8. E. Pullman, mother of the in
ventor of the Pullman Palace Car, Is dead.
John B. Duchtel, founder of Puchtel Col
lege, Akron, 0.,and well known throughout
Ohio as a philanthropist, died at his home
In Akron of paralysis.
Flnaacial and Commercial,
' The Diamond Furniture factory, at Rock,
ford, 111., is in the bands of the sheriff. Its
capitalization was 1150,000.
The Philadelphia Fire Underwriters' As
soclation ordered an advance of 20 per cent
in rates, and that Insurers must insure for
80 par cent of value or be co-insured to
make no anv deficiency.
The Pennsylvania Military Academy at
Chester, Pa., has been closed lor the season
as a precautionary measure, as another case
of typhoid fever has been discovered among
A poll of the National Editorial Assocl
ation excursion party at Palo Alto, Cel.,
yesterday, resulted as follows: Cleveland,
117; Harrison, 77; Blaine, 73; Boies, 15; Hill,
7; scattering, 17.
Gov. Brown of Kentucky has signed the
bill compelling railroads to have separate
coaches for the negroes.
TrrspAY. In the Senate, a ntimhel oi
personal bills of sectional Interest were pass
ed. The calendar was laid aside at 2 p.m.
and the bill for the punishment of viola
tionsof treaty rights of aliens was taken us
and discussed. The matter went over with
cit action. Mr. Pett'grew. from the com
mitteeon the (jundro-i ciitenniiil. reported
a Joint resolution directing the President to
proclaim a general holiday commemorating
the four-hundredth annivcrssry of the dis
covery of America, on October 12. 1HH2.
Placed on the calendar. Adjourned.
In the House Mr. ftewart of Texa. from
the Committee on liivers and Harbors re
ported back the river and harbor appropria
tion bill with the Senate amendments there
to, with the recommendation that the Sen
ate amendments tie lion-concurred in. He
asked unanimous consent that his course be
followed and that a conference be ordered
Messrs. Holinan arid Itynuni. of Indiana,
objected, and the bill w as referred to the
committee of the whole. The House then
went into committee of the whole, Mr. Les
ter, of Georgia, in the chair. The paragraphs
relative to the Coat and Geodetic Mirvey
were then taken up. Mr. IMngley. of Maine,
offered a substitute for the provision with
reference to the Alaska boundary survey,
the substitute being to provide for a joint
survey under the recent treaty between
Great Britain and the t'nlted States to set
tle the boundary line r ipute. The amend
ment was agreed to. afn-r the appropriation
as proposed bv Mr. Dinglev was reduced
from ft'i.Otsi to f lu.'sm. Mr. Holiuan otter
ed an amendment providing that the posi
tion of all person" employed in field work ol
In theollice whose services can be dispensed
with shall be vacated. Agreed to. Without
disposing of the bill the committee rose and
the House adjourned.
Wri'Nisi'Av In the Senate the resolution
offered by Senator Morgan on the -Slst of
March direction the Committee on Finance
to make an exaiiiiiistion and reiKirt in rela
tion to currency and coinage anil as to the
effect of the net of July. Imki, on the prices
of silver bullion, was taken up and discuss
ed. The matter went over w ithout action
and the bill to provide for the punishment
of violations of treaty rights of aliens was
then taken up. Without disposing of the
measure the Senate adjourned.
The House today was the scene of several
unexpected mid wild occurrences, occasion,
ed by an amendment to the World's Kail
appropriation in the Sundry Civil bill,
oilered by Mr. llouk, Democrat, of Ohic
appropriating Hoo.omi for collectlne.prepar
lug and publishing facts ami statistics of
the industrial and intelle- tusl development
of the colored race from to l.i'iS to con
stitute a part of the exhibit at the exposi
tion. Altera heated discussion Mr. Holman
raised the point that I he amendment was
not in order, and it was ruled out. The
salary of the Director General was reduced
from Ihl.COO to K,om, it nil that of the Secre
tury from 5,1'Ki to :;.(). Ail amendment
was adopted prohibiting thesaleof liquor on
Sunday. Fending a decision on the propo
sition io close the World's Fair on Sunday
the House adjourned.
Tm i:iiav. In the Senate Mr. Peffer, of
Kansas, introduced a bill to increase the
currency and provide for its circulation, to
reduce the rates of interest and to provide
for a bureau of loans in the Treasury De
partment. The Stewart silver bill was un
der debate for the balsuce of the session and
afier an executive session adjourned.
In the House the dreary consideration of
the Sundry Civil bill was' again resumed In
the Committee of the Whole and amend
ments were adopted prohibiting the open- i
ingon Sunilav of the (ioverumeiit exhibit
nt the World's Exposition. There wasquito
an interesting time before this conclusion
was reached. Mr. Atkinson of Pennsyl
vania, offered a proposition that r.o intoxi
cating liquors shall at any lime be sold in
any Government building, which was agreed
tot4to75. Nothing else of importance was
done and the House sdjourned.
Faii'AY In the Senate among the bills
passed was the following: To re-classify
and prescribe the salaries of railway postal
clerks. (The rates lixed are: First-class,
not exceeding xsj; second-class, not exceed
ing tl.UOO; third-class, not exceeding tfl.'Jisl;
fourth-class, not exceeding II.MOO; fifth
class, not exceeding tl.Voo; sixih-class, not
exceeding tl.Ooo; and teventh-class, not ex
ceeding (l.sOO. i The silver bill was then
taken up, anil Mr. Stewart asked and ob
tained unanimous consent that the bill be
taken up as the unfinished business on
Tuesday next at '2 o'clock. That being
definitely arranged, there was a brief exec
utive session, and then the Henate adjourn
ed until Tuesday next.
In the House on motion of Mr. Cock ran.
of New York, a Joint resolution was pa'sed
to correct a clerical error in the Mckinley
tariff act, whereby a duty of from 15 to 50
ceutsa pound is imposed on sweetened
i bocolute, und fixed the duty at 2 cents a
pound. The committee of the whole then
reported the Sundry Civil appropriation bill
to the House. The first amendment voted on
was that striking out the appropriation of
ftUM.'JUO for a new mint building at I'hlla
.lelphin. The amendment was rejected, and
:be appropriation for the mint remains in
the lull. T he remaining amendments were
tdopted in bulk, and the bill (which has
ronsumed almost three weeks of the time of
:he House! was finally passed. The House
:)ien went Into coiiim'ittee of the whole, Mr.
Buchanan, of Virginia, in the chair, on the
postofllce appropriation bill and boou after
Sati mhav. Neither the Senate nor the
House were in session to-day, having ud
lourned until Tuesday.
The Damsae fi-cm Floods in the West
New York, May 28. Special advices to
Pradstieet's from regions affected more seri
ously by floods point to nn aggregate loss in
five states of 132,000,000, which Included
damage to railway pioporty, destruction of
or damagi to levees, to farm buildings,
machinery, live stock and crops, as well at
loss on other property. Louisiana and Kan
las bave lost less in this esict than has
been reported, aud Illinois and Missouri
probably more. Losses in Iowa aud .Kaniaa
Lava been greatly exaggerated.
A LONE LYNCHING PABST.
One Kan Commits a Murder and Another
Van Strina-a Hint Up.
Bastrop, La.. May 27. A peculiar mur
der and lynching occurred here. One roan
committed the murder and one man did the
lynching with the assistance of the murder
er, 8. C. Brlgham, manager of planta
tion, was shot from ambush b7 an old ne
gro The negro then walked to the planta
tion residence, summoned Colonel Phillips,
the owner, and told him be bad killed Brig
bam and wanted to be banged for it. Col
Duel Phillips put a rope around the negroe s
neck and banged biin to the limb of a tree.
FEARFUL BUST' OF DEATH
600 MAO AND DTI NO.
Without Warning a Funnel Shaped
Cyclone Sweeps Down a Town and
Learea Nothlnr but a Dsbrf ef
bead Bodlea and Bnlned
Wrt.i.iKOTosi, Kas., May 2S. This dty
jist night had a visitation from the funnel
shaped cloud which ploughed Its devastat
ing track throngh the busines part of the
town with Immense destruction of property
and some loss of life, Just how much It is
Impossible to tell at this writing. A heavy
storm of wind preceded the cyclone about
half an hour. A few minutes after 9 o'clock
the cyclone struck the city, coming from
the southwest. There were no premonitory
Signs. Everybody was Indoors and the cloud
passed with its destructive rush and awful
r:vr itt snnrD victims.
Five hundred persons, at least, have been
kilted and injured.
Washington avenue, the principal busi
ness street, in lined on both sides for blocks
with ruins. To odd to the horror firs broke
out among the debris of Col. Robinson's
blocks, and a woniin, Mrs. Susan Ashcr, Is
supposed to have perished In the flames. A
solid block of brick buildinss. containing a
half-dozen stores and the Monitor Press and
Voice printing ftices lies a tumble 1 heap of
brick and mortar. Just across the street a
laborer named Fanning was taken out of
the ruins dead, and there are supposed to bo
other bodies In the ruins.
iifxni'tns of iiousm prTnovrn.
Hundreds of dwellings are totally de
stroyed or more or les damaged. The city
Is In darkness, os broken mains made it nec
essary to shut d jwn the gas-works and save
de-trtiction from fire.
Seven bodies have been taken out of the
Phillips' house ruins, and a large force of
men are at work removing the debris. Two
members of the Salvation Army are expect
ed to die from Injuries received. At Sipiire
Smith's residence seven persons are more or
les injured. The streets are littered with
tin roofing, cloth awnings, and broken tim
bers. Everybody Is on the streets carrying
lanterns and it Is utterly impossible to get
at the exact facts.
IIOI1RIRI e rrSTRfCTIOSJ.
The destruction is simply awful and every
minute adtb to the horror of the situation.
The Standard and Mail cilices are wrecked.
The Opera house and dozens of the beit
business buildings are useless. Fine school
buildings and churches are ruined and the
loss will foot up into many thousands ol
dollars. No report has been received from
Wellington is the county seat 5f Sumner
county, and has a population of over 10,000
inhabitants. It is in the center of a thickly
settled agricultural district. It is the most
prominent In Southern Kansas.
TERRORS OF THE FLOOD.
Many Towns in Arkansas Wiped Oat.
Hundreds of People Stsrvinr.
Arkansas Citv, Ai.k., May .11, The story
jf flood suffering and destruction in the
(alleys of the White and Arkansas rivers
lias not been half told. There is not a
thousand acres of dry soil left in Doha
lounty. The towns of Hollendel, Chicoty,
lied Fork and Pendleton have been wiped
.iff the earth and not a living being is at any
All the inhabitants have been rescued and
re now on high ground, but they are act
ually starving, so difficult of acces are the
relief steamers. Nearly nil of the big plan
tations in the Arkansas Valley are utterly
MANY rrSTTTrTE FAMII.1FS,
SpRtxiini:i.i,Ii.i,. Mr. I). Anthony wires
the Governor from Waterloo as follows:
"About fiO.000 acres of good land were over
flowed. Out of this Je.oon acres were in
wheat, 4,000 in corn and 4.000 in potatoes,
oats, etc. Nine-tenths of this laud win
occuple j .by about &.VJ families, tenants,
two-thirds of whom are destitute. I'nless
assistance be sent great suffering will ensue.
A petition fully setting forth the necessities
will be forwarded you at once by represen
tative men of the county." A report from
P. II. Mcltaven, of Wheatland,
Alexander county, says that there
ere a large number of destitute people in
that county, near Cairo.
TWtl.VU i.t vr lost.
Morrii.ltom, Akk. Captain Parnes, an
Arkansas river pilo with Mr. Crouch and
six oarsmen, rescued from the overflowed
laud near the mouth of the Fourche, one
hundred head of horses, mules and cattle
and eight families. One colored family,
consisting of nine persons, and also three
colored men, were capsized in a skiff and
An approximate estimate of the damage
by the Hoods in the cotton fields in the Ar
kansas valley can now be made. It is an
nounced by the authorities that 50,000 acres
of Die richest cultivated lands in Jeff arson
county ulone are submerged. The crops of
4.m-i laborers are destroyed. Keplanting
will begin as rooti as possible, but it is a
mooted question if the result will bo satis
factory. lielief committees are still on the river in
fovernment bouts distributing to the desti
tute aud half-clad saflererr.
An Apolos-y fo Uncle t am.
Montreal, May 31. United States Consul
General Knapp was visited by Colonel Co e,
of the Montreal artillery garrison, who
apologized for tiie action of some of the
members of his corps In ordering the United
States flag taken down from various stores
on the Queen's birthday. Colonel Cole says
the offenders will be severely dealt with.
Kilted by Bslnc Hit by a Baeeball.
Charles Schuman, a German 21 years nl
age, was killed at Columbus, O., by beinj
bit by a baseball thrown by a fellow work
man in a bakery here. The ball was thrown
rwith great force, and passed between Schu
man's hands and hit him on the head, right
between the eyes.
The Leaaae Kecord.
The following table shows the standing of
he various base ball clubs :
Won, Lost, poned. Cent.
Poston 20 0 4 .743
Chicago 21 13 4 .018
Prooklyn 20 13 B .000
Cincinnati. ......21 13 ft .fS3
Cleveland 19 16 8 .643
Pittaburgb 20 17 3 .Ml
Louisville 1(1 18 5 .71
New York lit 1H 4 .471
Philadelphia 16 19 3 .457
Washington 13 20 ft SH4
St. Louis 12 24 4 ' ..HM
bultimore 8 2d 7 .ZiS
X.ATIIT HEWS WAIFS.
At the National Labor Commission In
Denver, the following officers were elected'
Charles K. Peck, New York, President,
Lester Itoding. Ilenver, First Vice President,
Samuel W. Matthews, of Maine Second
Vice Present; Frank H. Petton, of Kansas,
Secretary and Treasurer. Executive Com
mittee, H. a. Waldin, of Maine; Samuel W.
Hot hklss, Connecticut; Will A. Peel, Jr.,
Indiana. Albany was named as the place
tor holding the convention next year.
The Iowa Central 'llailroad, which has
been seeking an Inlet Into Ottnmwa, la.,
has been tendered a proposition by the own
ers of Central Addition, granting the rail
road the right of way asked and depot
grounds, provided the road will build its
.roadbed high enough to serve an effectual
embankment against future floods.
The record for locomotive speed has been
broken again. The Empire State Express
on the N. Y. Central K. K. made "8 miles an
hour for four hours one day last week. This
Is the fastest time ever made on a level track
by a locomotive drawing a train.
The Presbyterian General Assembly, in
session at Hots Sprint, Ark., a I ipte.l the
report f the Committee on Colore Synod.
It recommends aid arid encnurujement in
the formation of colored churches, with a
view of forming these churches in due time
Into Presbyteries us convenience may dic
tate; and when two or more such Presby
teries shall exist, they may unite t i form a
synod. The report expresses confidence
that the time wfl! soon arrive when the
colored brethern can unite to form in inde
pendent church, and assures them that tho
Assembly renews its pledge of financial
ond educational support, and its willing
ness to enter into correspondence with said
churches. The committee on systematic
beneficence reortcd that for a.l came", a
total of $1I,7.W had been contribute l dur
ing the year, an Increase of t'lO," IS ovei
thut of last year.
The National Lead company of New Jer
sey, which has bought all the lead works in
the country, was incorporated. Capital,
Phil Armour will build in Kansas City the
largest pork-packing house jn the world.
The Cleveland Iron Trade Peview says
the Hoods have greatly curtailed iron trade
in all directions.
The city authorities of Paltlmore received
17,270 on Thursday from a conscience
striken person, which he said was due the
city for non-payment of taxes.
The Iowa department of the (1. A. It. has
issued a call to all comrades to come to the
aid of the old soldiers and their families
who are snflerers by the flood.
The 1". P. General Assembly met in Alle
gheny, Pa. The clerk gave the general sta
tistics of the church as follows: Thero are
10 Synods aud W Presbyteries, a total of 700
ministers, (W! congregations and Kill mis
sion stations. Twenty churches yere erect
ed during the yejr, at a cost of $101, .Mm. In
membership there were 10, 2! '7 removals
(1,018 by death i from various causes. The
total membership is 107,018. The contribu
tions for the year fur general purposes were
H,2ii8,2'S1 an average of 1 13 US per mem
ber. New rosTAi. Bn.i.. A bill fixing the post
age of semi-weekly and tri-weekly publica
tions mailed at certuin free delivery offices
was authorized to be favorably reported by
the house committee on postoffices. It
provides that the rate of postage on news
papers, excepting weeklies and periodicals
not exceeding two ounces in weight, when
deposited for delivery, by carrit-rs, shall be
uniform at one cent each. Periodicals
we'ghing more than two ounces shall be
lubject, when delivered by carriers, to a
postage of two cents each. In cities of le;s
thnn 20,000 population, having free delivery
offices, semi-weekly and tri-weekly publl--ntions
may be delivered by enrriers upon
payment by the publisher of the pound rate
of postage thereiifion as provided for weekly
publications at letter carrier offices.
Pen M. Willoughby.of Knox county, Ind.
was nominated for congress by the Second
The Republicans of the Thirteenth Illinois
district bave nominated Charles 1'. Dane, of
Springfield for Congress.
Henry D. Dennis, of Rockford, 111., has
been nominated for Congress by the Demo
crats of the Sixth district of that state.
The State Executive Committee of the
Prohibition pafty of Alabama met In Birm
ingham and called a State convention to
meet there July 4. The object of the con
vention is to provide for an organized move
ment in the Presidential campaign.
In Marsberg, Westphalia, forty-six houses,
twenty-four stables and eighteen ware
houses were burned. About sixty head of
cattle perished in the flames. More than 2a0
persons are homeless.
Werner A Co.. Antwerp, have failed with
liabilities of ft. 2M,OJ0. Attributed to the
decline in the rates of Brazilian exchange.
The bench moulders' lockout at Cleveland
is at an end.
The New Orleans street car strike has been
settled by a compromise.
Deputy Sheriff Wilder was shot and killed
at Macon, Ga., by Willie IMI, a 14-year-old
negro, whom he ha. 1 under arrest for lar
ceny. The boy fled to the woods, but will
be lynched when caught.
A cursing gang of White Caps thrashed
nearly to death one womau and two men at
Tunnel Hill, Ga.
Anthony Lokel and Joseph Zcaleny were
killed and several others rendered uncon
scious by a shock from the electr.c wire in.
the blacksmith shop of the Edgar Thomas
Steel works at Braddock, Pa,
While a number of children were playing
and fishing along tba Charters Creek, neai
Woodvllle, Allegheny county, Pa., four of
them fell In the swollen creek and were
drowned within sight of their homes. Their
names are Julia Coyne, aged B years: Lizzie
Coyne, aged 11 years; Mary Hinefield, aged
8 years; James Holloran, aged 0 years.
The Governor of Virginia appointed Hon.
ppa Hunter, of Warrenton, United States
senator to succeed John 8. Barbour, de
ceased. According to the best authorities th
beat generated by an English tunj-'asi
I was equal to 106,803".
DECORATING THE CRAVES-
KSMOSIAL DAT CELIBKATIOV.
Tsaturesof the Day. President Harrison
Deli-vers an Oration at Bachea
ter, Jf. T.
PiTTsm-Ro, Pa. Memorial day was ob
served throughout Allegheny county with
the nsual Impressive ceremonies in honor of
the thousands of (lend heroes who sleep In
her cemeteries. The two great cities were
wilderness of flags, and the streets were fill
ed with Grand Army and military organl
tations, with bands of music. The ceme
teries were never more beautiful, and the
graves never more tastefully decorated.
RociirTrR, N. Y. The great even
here was the unveiling of the
soldiers and sailor's monument. The
monument is a tali column of solid granite,
nine feet high, resting on a granite base, and
carrying a life-sired statute of Lincoln. The
monument is 4.S feet high. At 2 o'clock the
President, Secretary Noble Governor Flower
and his staff and the other distinguished
guest of the day"werc escorted across the
street to the reviewing stand, and the parado
started. The pres. dent stood with his hat in
his hand duriiip most of the review. When
the procession bad passed, the president and
Governor and their parties drove to Wash
ington soiiare, where tbe monument stands.
General Reynolds, in his opening address,
reviewed the work of tue Monumental
Committee, and the unveiling ceremony
was performed. Dr. David J. Hill, I'resti
dent of the 1'niversity of Roc hester, deliver
ed the oration. Amid a profouiidsilcr.ee
General Reynolds then introduced I'resiilent
Harrison, who spoke at some length.
Nrw Yokk A sharp shower on an other
wise runny day fell just as the Memorial day
parade was about to form this morning,
but it bad no effect on the tuousnnda of
veterans waiting to fall In line. At the stat
ues of Farragut. Seward, Lincoln and Wash
ington the colors were drooped and tho
drums sounded the roil. There were sh
eial services st the tomb of General Grant
at Riverside Park. Amid cheers the an
nouncement was made that the fund for the
erection of the Grant monument has been
CmcAoft During the decoration of Pnlon
graves, the 7, oti Confederate resting plnces
were not forgotten. General Miles reviewed
the parade. At Waldheim Cemetery the
graves of Anarchists Spies. Parsons and
Ling were strewn with flowers, and the spot
was made a gathering place for sightseers.
Nrw Om.tAMS The celebration was en
tirely a colored aflai', conducted by the
grand posts of the U. A. R. The white peo
ple held memor.al services at the churches
Cot.t MBfs, O. A large assemblage of vet
erans and citizens gathered at Columbusto
listen to ttie Memorial address of ex-l'resi-dent
Rutherford R. Hayes. The graves of
the soldiers buried in the circle at Green
lawn, many of whom died nt Camp Chase,
were bedecked with flowers and imprcsnive
ceremonies were held by tbe posts.
Dr.TKoiT. Memorial day was fittingly ob
served throughout this Stitto aud in this
WAsmxoToy, D. C Memorial services
were held in many of the churches of the
district, und patriotism was the theme of
the discourses. Extensive preparations for
decoratinn the graves hud been made by tbe
various military organizations. It was no
small undertakini, for in the numerous
cemeteries about the city are fully SO.OiiO
craves of I'nion soldiers," each one of which
was deemed wortuy the tribu'e of a flag '
and a bunch of flowers. Resides paying nt
tention to the graves the Memorial day com
mittee had all the statues of soldier-heroes
about the city decorated.
Lenox Mass. A monument to Major
General Paterson, a hero of the revolution
ary war. was unveiled here. The town was
filled with visitors from the surrounding
country, and public and privaja building
were lustfully decorated in honor of the
event. General l'aterson was in every bnttle
of note in the revolution.
RtcHMoMi, Va. A monument to the
memory of General A. I'. Hill, of Confed
erate fame, was unveiled .with great pomp
and ceremony. The section of tho city
through which the procession passed, which
consisted of military and Confederate
veteran's ramps from various parts" of the
"tate, was partially decorated with National,
State and Confederate colors.
PiiiLAnri ruiA. Members of the General
George B. McClelland Memorial Association
visited Trenton. N. J., where they decorated
the graves of "Little Mac." Charles Emory'
Smith and Rev. Russell H. Council deliver
ed tbe oration at General Meade's grave, in
Cikcikxati, O. Memorial day here had
no unusual feature. According to custom
for vears there was a parade through the
streets tothe depot of Grand Army posts ac
companied by two independent military
companies and Sons of Veterans. The day
was generully observed as a holiday.
Toi.rno, (). Governor McKinlcy deliver- ;
ed the Decoration day address here, and the
usual Memorial services took place.
The day was observed with tho usual cere
monies iu all Northern cities.
CONDITION OF BUSINESS.
Trade in General la Oood Throughout
T.. O. Dun ft Co.'s Weefr.'f ffec'eie oTrada
lays: Better weather has wrought a quick
improvement in business at many points
and throughout the greater part of the
country 1: as given a decided stimulus to
trade and greatly changed crop prospects,
The money markets are everywhere well
supplied and easy, and at several joints an
increasing demand is noticed.
At Rollimore the Southeruu trade holds
oui beyoiiu expectations. At 1'liiUdelphia
some activ.ty i seen in wool, and knit goods
works are buy, with the outlook more
promising tban last year. There is incresa
mg demand for dress goods, but irbn is at
tbe lowest rice ever known. At Pittsburg
iron i" asKade weaker, but the output oi
manufactured iron is very large, though at
low prices. The window glass works will
run m the end of June. . 1. .thing business at
Cincinnati is only a f air average. The trade
at i hiiuuo has increased.
Trade at Milwaukee is stimulated by bet
ter weather and the outlook in less gloomy.
Cleating weather revives trade at Minneapo
lis and dealings are lurger than, year ago,
the flour output being 173.000 barrels,
against 112.000. and the lumber trade is. ex
cellent. At St. 1'aui trade is dull. AtOmaha
trade in groceries and hardware is active.
At St. Louis the floods have seriously em
barassed trade, which is otherwise strong,
and at Kansas City better weather brings
'lhe business failures during the last seven
days number: For the I'nited Stales, lf;
Canada, 13; total, 1S8 as compared with 102
last week, 175 the week previous to the laat,
und 24" lor the corresponding week of lust
Confederate Monument Unveiled.
Hei.ina, Ark., May 28. The unveiling of
the confederate monument hero to-day drew
a large crowd of people. Confederate flags
appeared occasionally, but not conspicuous
ly. Over one of the main streets were
stretched tbe Union and Confederate' flags,
and connecting them was a canvas, on
which was written : "United We Stand,
Divided Ws Fall." Colonel John It. Fel
lows, of Mow York, delivered the oration.