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LATE TELEGRAPHIC JOTTINGS
BOTH FROM BOMB AND ABROAD.
III Going On the World Over.
Important Event Briefly Chronicled.
Congressman Springer, ol !lHnoi, is
rrlj' -d with having secured another posi
tive ruling from the adinlnist radon, this
time from l'Astniaster General Blsaell. Mr.
Ppringcr if said to linve put the c In till
manner: "I understand, Mr. Postmaster
Iteneral." he said "thst you have I-IT-miued
lo rctun Kepuhiirnii I'o-tiiiiistng t lie
lull term of (our yea's when nothing can
lie proved attninxt their character nr ability.
Hut eiipfmse ihn n postmaster uptiinti-d liv
Mr. Harrison erved three years and died,
find a Bcpublirnn successor was appointed,
will this man be allowed to aerve fmir yen re,
dating from ilie Issue i I the oriuljinl com
mission, or will he he allowed to nerve four
years dating from the issue of hi own com
mission?" "He will leHllowKl." 'aid Mr.
Bis ell. elnwlv nnd positively, -'to nerve out
four years of It is own."
Internal Itevenue 'ommissioner Mason
vubmitted his lnt monthly report, the new
Commissioner, Mr. Miller, relieving him to
morrow: For (he nino mouths of the fiscal
year ending Matvh 31. IKd.'l, the aggregate
receipts from Inlerual lievenue anil reel
Were T.M..Mii.iiii ii: n gain over the corre
sponding period of iwi of t7.3M.o7M. 'I he
principal Items of increase were: Spirits,
.'l.!i.MI.7o7: tobacco, l,170.l71; fermented
liquor. tl.Kll.Hljl; oleomargarine, t'.'iiil,
H4 The aggregate receipts for Ma-cb
were 3,H!i3 ,M greater than lor March.
Disasters. Arrlilents anil fatalities
The twine mill of llenjamin Moons, near
Providence, It. I. was destroyed by nn ex
plosion. Kniory Clark and Samuel Vcery
were killed outright, and Amos Farrlngton
was fatally hurt, Others were seriously
An explosion occurred in the Tiusk-lvane
mine at Iienvcr. Col., in which four men
were killed and four Injured. The Identi
fied dead are: (ieorge Young, Collin K.
Rolley and I'. Mctiovern.
('lark Itoblnson and Benjamin Powe
were killed at Lima, l) by a nitro-clvee-nne
explosion at the glycerine works. The
glycerine caught fire from friction.
A cyclone at Lyndon, Kas.,Tucsdny night
blew down the court house nnd Jail and the
Methodist church, killing Henry Hirsh,who
was standing on a street corner.
Daniel Kricksnn, of Bradford, Minn.,
went home late at night intoxicated, and in
attempting tostrike a light, set the house
a fire. Hit wife and two children were
T D. I'elthman, an old and wealthy real
estate man of Denver, Col.. was killed while
(hoveling snow off his roof, by coming in
contact with a live, electric light wire,
Cotsville, the county teat of Barry
County, Mo was visited by a disastrous
fire, entailing a loss of over t'JOO.ooo, on
which there is about :,000 insurance. 1 he
business portion of the town was cleaned
At riyninutb, Mich,, one business block.
At Knon, near Springfield. 0 the Colum
bian paper mills. Loss (70,000. Insurance
Near Denver, Col., three acres of build
ings on the Windsor tarm. Loss (40,000;
covered by insurance.
The Ocean View hotel and a number of
business houses at Bvndondo, Cnl., were
destroy od by tire. Loss about t 10,000.
Forty houses at Slivno, a village of Bo
hemia, have been destroyed by lire. Four
persons were killed and 40 injured.
Warden, Wash., lias been wiped out by
fire. It contained 1.000 inhabitants, most
of whom are shelterless.
Crime and Penalties.
Three persons were killed at a serenade
near Ncas City, Kansas. A young man
named Anderson was married end a crowd
of neighbors serenade 1 Anderson and li is
bride with tin pans, cowbells and shotguns
A drunken cowboy fired a load of buck
hot intothe cottage where the wedding was
being celebrated slightly wounding the
bride. This angered Anderson and he tired
both barrels of a shot gun into the crowd
outside. Two men were instantly killed
and third fatally injured.
Marriko Women's Kioiits. Justine Blnt
ford, for the Supreme Court of the United'
States, at Washington, delivered an opinion
as to tbe powers of married women in dis
posing of real estate. It was, in brief, that
married woman may not dispose of prop
erty the title lo which vesta in her name
nnder a power of attorney given to her
husband, although be joins in the deed
executed by him as such agent or attorney,
Cbelera, A tt vires.
I'arib Cholera iias brokou out attain in
the lunatic, asylum in (Juinipor, department
of Kiiilstro. Five patiews have died of tbe
St. PrrrRSBi'Ro Tne official cholera sta
tistics show that from Marcb 13 to March
27 there were 4'iOiiew cases and 120 deaths
in the (ioverument of Pocolia, and from
March 1!7 lo April 13, 113 new cases and 33
deaths in the Government of Oofa. Else
where in the Empire 13 new cases and sav
n deutbs are reorted.
The New York Assembly has passed the
Anti-conspiracy bill directed against em
ployes. The vote stood 00 to 54.
Tbe bill to prohibit combinations formed
(o advance the price of necessaries of life
was passed In the rlew Yon assembly and
aow goes to tbe governor,
Belial. I.aswr a4 lailHsirlit.
All the plasters in Buffalo, N. Y with
tbe exception of about 40, went on strike to
enforce their demand for (3 60 a day.whlch
the master masons refused to grant. Work
is stopped on nearly every building in
course of construction.
A live bald headed eagle from tbe Rock
ies was present tbe other day when Carter
Harrison wus inaugurated World' Fair
Major of Chicago.
The Hobensollern palace at Bigiuariusen,
on the Danube, was partly burned and
many priceless works of art destroyod,
Tne Dowager Duchess of Sutherland was
committed to Holland prison tinder a sen
tence of Imprisonment for six weeks for
contempt of court.
The failure la announced of the Austra
lian joint stock bank with liabilities
amounting to ft 13. 000, OEM. The deposits
amount to t.V00O,nO0. Tbe hank has 20o
branches In Australia. The failure was due
to the heavy withdrawal of deposits.
TBE CONDITION OF BUSINESS.
The Volume of Trade H as Been Retard
ed by the Weather. While the Fi
nancial Conditions Bave
Acted as a Damper
It. O. Dun A Co 's "Weekly Heview of
Trade" says: Monetary doubts have over
shadowed all other influences at New York,
but have not greatly affected trade at most
other points. Wheat receipts have been
B,SW,(H0 bushels at Western ports In four
days, and Atlanta exports not OKi.OiK)
bushels. The stocks and rei-eipta seem to
have broken the Western corner and forced
heavy liquidation. At Chicago, navigation
miens with heavy shipments, nnd though
weather retards business, Its volume is fair
and collections are satisfactory. Currency
does not return as was expected and larg
sums are tied up in Fair preparations, so
that bankers are conservative.
Iteports from other cities show extensive
emhnrrassmeut in mi severe tonus and the
backward spriinr, with some signs of
shrinkage in trade from other ciuscs. The
tardy spring miikes clothing (inlet and the
advance in shoes retards hiivlng. The
building trade is active ami the demand for
lumber large, but sales of wool are moder
ate 1Mb iron Is a shade firm for fonndrr, but
Bessemer is weaker at Pittsburg and lllrm
inglinin. No. 2 is oil Ted at t'.i. Trade In
bar is dull, with the price as low as ever,
and it cut to I. tl cents in beams ami chan
nels is reported. Collections throughout the
onntry are at most points slower than
The business failures during the last seven
days number, lor the I'nited Wales. 1HU;
Canada. I'M; total Jint, as compared with Mi
last week. -'-'-1 the week previous lo the last
and '-01 for the corresponding week of lust
Tim lit MNKSS rMnnMI Tr.K.
Bank clearings totals for the week ending
April VM, us telegraphed to Hitulftirrtu, are
as follows :
New York 1 700.(1 ln.fKi I 2t.o
Chicago lll.Ai7.dsH 1 24.0
Bnsion l(M.n.V7:il 1 rt.O
l')nadelhia 74. 700.771 D 17.7
St. Louis 2il.227,7lo I 7.5
I'lttshurg W,71:l,lis J Jn.H
Baltimore la.HI3.470 I 7.5
Kan Francisco l.V74,371 i 10.0
Cincinnati 14.1 1.V" I 50
Cleveland Ii.:i(7..'ill I 10.0
I indicat s increase. Ddecrease.)
The aggregate ol clearings of Hi I of the
principal cities of the country is tl.242.01,r,
HI4, an increase of lx.il per cent. The totals
exclusive of New York City amount to
t.vr, !".'. filii, und shows an increase of 9.9
Official Crop Bulletin.
The Department of Agriculture at Wash
ington has issued the following Weather
Crop Bulletin: The past week has been
cooler than usual, except In the Houth At
lantic States, and in the vicinity of the low
er lakes, w litre a slight excess! in tempera
ture was )cortcd. Thereater portion of
the wheat belt, which was deficient in
moisture at last rciKirt, received during the
last week from one to two inches more
than the usual amount of rain lull,
end although some damage is reported from
floods in Tennessee tbe Increased moisture
is likely to prove favorable in this region.
The spring wheat also received about one
inch more than the normal rain fall, but in
this section the moisture was already in
Generally the week was oo'd and not fa
vorable to farm work throughout the prin
cipal agricultural Slates, except in the east
portion of the cotton region, where the
weather was generally favorable for farm
work, but where tain is needed, Special
Pennsylvania Cool, wet weather delayed
work generally; little pnwress in northern
portion: in southern portion crop growing
finely; good stand of wheat and grass; out
Tennessee All crops look Inn well; low
lands badlv washed by floodi on l'lih and
14th; some dmnaue to com by cut aorius
tobacco plants improving since rain.
Kentucky Excessive rains retarded farm
work; grasses and meadows improved.
Missouri Fields generally look fair, but
work retarded and ground too wet and cold
Illinois Oat seeding complete. Fruit in
jured by Irosts, espcialiy in southern
counties; wheat improving; meadows and
pastures good in southern oriiona.
Indiana Main fall excessive; tempera
ture and sunshine deficient; favorable to
crops hut not to plowing and seeding; wheat
Ohio Wheat, oats, clover and grasg
made splendid growth: farm work, plowing
and seeding stopped by heavy rains.
Michigan Crops have advanced slowly
owing lo high winds and cool nig'its; plow
ing lor outs general: some potatoes and
early vegetables planted; meadows and
pastures in line condition; fruit prospects
Wisconsin Little farmng done during
tho past week owing to freezing weather.
The aeason is. however, tendava early. All
crops and conditions are favorable. Cran
berry vines wintered well.
Minnesota 3now on the ground in tne
northwest. Nothing done and little pro
gress made elsewhere, Tbe soil is too wet
and cold. Potatoes are being plumed iu the
southern counties. The weather during tliu
week waa very unfavorable for seeding.
Iowa In the southwestern district drv,
cold winds have injured winter wheat. Seed
ing ia practically conmleted. Flowing is in
progress. Com planting has beguu in the
A FATAL MINE EXPLOSION.
Three Men Killed and Two More Will
A most disastrous fire occurred at Tower,
Minn, J. B.Kattles, who leaves a wife and
four children, was instantly killed. Charles
Nelson had a gas pipe driven through his
chest and died afterwards. He leaves a wife
and five children. Jacob Kashavir waa
killed by having both legs blown off. Nine
others were seriously injured, of whom two
will probably die, Tbe fire was caused by
explosion of dynamite.
IMITATES A DOO.
Ao Illinois Woman Goes Mad From a
Bite Ten Yeara Old.
Alton, Ills., has a curiosity in the nature
of a woman affected with hydrophobia lo
such an extent that she imitates the action
of a dog. The woman is the wife of Itlcb
ard Isoio, colored, and tfin yeara ago was
bitten by a dog. She barks at intervals and
before being lied crawled about on all fours
The authorities are In a dilemma to know
what shall be dous with her.
JOHN BULL LOCOMOTIVE AND TRAIN.
-ki rnl"on John Hall engine, with Its antbpie passenger roaches, which have Sn long done duly as rlilcken houses, arrived In
inicago cn Saturday for the World's Fair, alter an eventful irtp from New York cllv. ovir the ieiinsvlvania lines. Thousands of
people rmiKregaied at the different stations to watch the old train pas, and at many points perfect ovations were given.
r i.. Vr . T . R0 11 w" ,"k" 10 shops near Jersey Cily, oveihatiltd and placed ill a condition lor the mint momentous trip
oi lis eventful existence, r
As the illustration shows, the engine presents a strange contrast fothe msgnlllreht locomotives of the piesent dsy. While (he
essential principles nl locomotion by si cam is the same in the old and new. Hie mechanism Is entirely difterent. line of I he most nota
li e features of the John Hull is Iho pilot, commonly known as the cow-catcher. As originally constructed in England there was no
pilot attached, but when tne engine was placed in rervlce on Hie Camden A Am boy road it wasfi.und absolutely necessary to provide a
pilot in order to assist Hie machine in Inking curves. ' ' 1
Mr. Stevens set himself the task of planning one, and although It was a crude and awkwaril affair, It served the purpose. The
lint plhit was a Iraine one ninde ot oak, eiglit by four leet, pinned tiigether at the corners. Cnder the forward end were a pair of
wheels Jil Inches in diameter, while the other end was fastened to an exti nslon of the axle outside of Ilie forward driving wheels as It
was found that a play i-t about one lnh on each side of the edestul of the front wheels was iieci-ssary.in order to get around the ciirres
i. , Mo, Stevens, the founder of the Camden A Aniboy latlmad. was responsible tor ilie importation of the engine, as he ordered
II rrom Stevenson, the English Inventor. It was completed In May, lull, ami arrived in America three month, later. Isaac Dripps a
young mechanic, made tbe first experimental trip, uud after muny trluls considerable change wus mude in the machinery. Wood was
. The i John Ilull weighs KOTIO pound.,
li i.re.lUes"or iniiru.ui ui uie present time weigns i,u,ms) pounds,
The curious contrivance, resembling a poke bonnet, which surmounts the tender,
man, who not only kepi n sharp lookout for oilier trains approached on the same
on reonired. ami worked the brakes on the locomotive and lender bv a long lever
was no bell-cord nor gong on the locomotive, so all communications between engineer
these original features are retained III the restored engine.
nanny less iiuupie i nan inn H-omoiive Itseii arelhe passenger coaches on the historic train. Some
r-ouw, nmooy oohl-iu one oi me uiscanie,! coacnes ol ilie old l ani.len ami A in hoy railroad, lie removed it from lis trucks, and plant
ng it on posts in the ground, convened it Into . chicken coop It served iu this cnoachy until a lew months ago. wlie i, ii Jepre'en a
ive of the Pennsylvania railroad, looking lor rel.es, happened Hn It. and entered Into negotiations tor lis purchase. 1 1 thrift,
armer realmni, hat lapse of time had en lowed his hennery with Increased value, deinumicd a price which Vepresenle I wmprini 3
interest on Ilie original purchase money but the mutter was adjusted, and llm passenger coach of .V) yenrs ago tra. sforiiie.1 Inti s "hick
en coon is once more hxed upon its trucks, and went U Chicago as a part of the John Ilull train. After lis recovery the coach i wnf
refilled and renpholsu red. so that it appears now in all the pristine glory ol its palmy days. The history of the other coach Is nVVoiilt"
so roma.i ic. It was found some years ago n a lumber vard iu a New Jersey towii among a mass ol ruhhl.h. and iiuii' i , ek
away in the Meadows shops by a lar-slghted olll, ,al of the company, who foresaw that Ju-I such nn occasion as this would l.ri g it inu
requisition some day. The Pennsylvania eople claim the John Hull to be the lirst locomotive in running service in this country
HOME RULE VICTORY
IT PASSES SECOND HEADING.
Mr. Bairour and Mr. Gladstone Made
the Closing Speeches. Great
The members of the house of commons
rushed to their feats on Friday for the final
encounter over the second reading of the
Irish home-rule bill, l'rime Minister tilad
stone, us soon as he arrived, was presented
with a beam If ul bouquet of flowers sent from
lieland and nccompnnied by the Inscription
"All blessings and Hiwer to the friend of
poor and distressed Ireland. May (lod pros
I'pon the opening of business In the
house Win. O'Brien (Nationalist!, member
from Cork city, asked If Mr. liladstone had
received a resolution ndopied ami signed by
the mayor and alderman of Cork approving
the establishment of an Irish parliament in
Mr. (Uudstnne replied: "Yes. 1 hnd much
pleusiire in receiving the lesnliilion, all the
more us 1 am informxl that it expresses tho
uniform views ol all corporate bodies ill
Mr. T. W. liussell. the Liberal me.nher
wbo opposes home rule lor Ireland and who
represents the south division of Tyrone,
asked if Mr. (ihidstonc knew that half the
members of the municipal council of Cork
were absent n hen the resolution was adopt
Mr. O'Brien sprang to his feet and with
considerable vehemence said: "That is not a
Mr. (ilailstone ca'tnly replied to Mr. Bus
sell's question; "The resolution expresses
Ilie feeling of a g'eat tniijor'tv of the Irish
municipal councils," and added that the
home rule hill was certain to pass lis second
reading to-night and that ii would go to the
committee on May 4. This statement was
received with cheers by tho supporters of
Sir Henry James, Liberal i'lilonlst, spoke
in opposition to the bill during most of the
session. Karly in the evening the debate
was monopolized bv minor members. At
10 o'clock Mr. tihidstooe entered hurriedly
and was greeted with cheers. The members
began to return rapidly. At ltltiUl Mr. llal
lour was received with cheers. All Ilie mem
bers had taken their places and the house
waited expectantly for t lie heavy guns of
the final debate on the second reading.
Mr. Balfour rose shortly before II o'clock
He made a long, eloquent and impassioned
speech in opposition, closing Willi these
words amid cneers:
"If you commit this great political crime
you make yourselves responsible for an I r re
pairable national disaster ami all hopes ot a
peaceful and united Ireland will vunish
Mr. Gladstone rose and the cheering was
repealed, hut not by Ihe suniethrouts. Like
.Mr, Balfour he Was in splendid form. His
voice was clearer and fuller than before
during tbe session mid his movements have
evidence of unusual energy ami euriiestness
"You cannot be surprised that we have
undertaken the solution of this great
question, and. as on the one hand it is not
the least ot the ard nous oft oris of tnel.iberul
party, so, on the other hand, it will have its
place in history aye, and n t remote, but
early history us not the lo.ist durable,
fruitful and blessed among its accomplished
Before the cheering ceased George Bart
ley, Conservative for North Islington, rose
to continue the debate, Mr, Morley, chief
secretary for Ireland, moved the closure and
it was adopted. Then the members divided
and soon lollowed the announcement that
the bill had passed the second reading by a
vote of 3 to 301, which was Ihe signal'for
more cheers and hat waving. There was
another demonstration when Mr. liladstone
left ihe bouse. Crowds hud gathered out
side the building and as the prime miuistei
rode away he was followed by their cheers.
The division was tuicen on strict party
lines. Every Nationalist member voted
with the majority. Tbe dissident Liberals,
to a man, went with the oppoeition. The
prince of Wales remained until Ihe result of
the division wus announced,
DETAILS OF THE ZANTE CALAM
ITY. The List of Dead Increasing. Bufferings
of the Homeless.
The details of the calamity that bas be
fallen ante show thut since Ihe beginning
of April there have been a total of 100
earthquake shocks, averaging five every
day. When the terriiio shock came on
Monday morning last, the cily of Xante was
practically wholly destroyed. There are not In
the city 60 houses that are safe for people to
Bve In. It is now known that 150 persons
lost their lives iu the disaster and this list is
likely to be added to when the ruins are
cleared away, if this is ever done. if. Dra
gurnail, Aciing Minister of Intenor.who baa
made a journey through villages lying in
the vicinity of the capital, reports that he
found scarcely a house standing. The suf
fering among tbe buweles people it ureal.
exclusive of the fender, and Including
A MESSAGE IN RHYME.
The Mayor of Lancaster. Fa.. Gives His
Inaugural In Doggerel.
The Hon. II. W. Carpenter, Mayor of
Lancaster, Pa., has perpetrated an innova
tion. His Inaugural address is in poetry.
Here is Die remarkable document :
To All Whom It May Concern :
We've never In Ijincasier had an inaugural.
So the first one we have is given in doggerel.
1 have studied and pondered and thought
'twould be nice
To give the aiiloonists a little advice.
It is cheaper than fines, and, 1 trust, more
And as to my olllce you know It'selectiye
Eo I hoe in the future you'll close up your
The first time It's my fault, the next time
I That you' oened on Sunday, or after the
I Allowed by the Council I'll apply all (he
Contained ill the Plate or municipal rode
And 'twill be your own fuult if you're sent
o'er the road.
I believe to start early; be open and frank.
So I'll not be compelled to give you a vanic
That will quite Incommode you ill person
And I know after one dose that you'll gel
Don't tool with the "cops" or entice them
Or from anv duly to skirmish or shrink.
I'm a Irieiul lo saloon Is is, one, each and all.
And for my sake and yours don't one of you
!nio the belief that "Carp" will be easy,
For if you depart I'll make It quite breezy
ltolh in vour neighborhood and that of the
Now don't you presume that I ever will
Or throw up my hands when once well In
For I think to be right Is both just and
And if alter two years of quiet and cats
You make up yoiir minds to oust me from
Put shoulder to wheel, and work with a
To quit me rrom olllce that I fall to fill.
Don t think for a moment that "Cuip" Is a
ou'll make a mistake if you break o'er the
A mistake it will be you will find to your
When you settle up the morn of Ihe morrow.
Here's another good subject: 1 think the
Need a little attention, instruction and
To nil up their joints anil hasten their wovs
Bo they get iu their thirty instead of ten
Every month, and take care to let alone
And try to dispense with their sweet nightly
For I'll be around I'm not hard to keep,
And no one can tell at what hoiire I sleep,
I'll run Ihe department, or "bust" up I lie
I'll havo no lieutenants or "reference
There is an old svlng"a new broom sweeps
But I give you my word that I say what I
You "keep up your trace" and "hoe your
own row, '
And I will assure you things smoothly will
The closing bell will be rung to-night and
regularly her. after at 11 o'clock standard
time. All who are interested in its ringing
will govern themselves accordingly, and all
who do not interest themselves in its ring
ing, will be governed accordingly.
II. W. CAnrnxTra,
april 18, '03. Mayor. Cily of Lancaster.
NO EPIDEMIC OF CHOLERA.
Tbe Opinion of a New York Newspaper,
After a Careful Investigation.
The New York World''lhne summarizes
a four column article on the subject of the
likelihood of cholera epidemic this sum
mer: The "World" has gathered the opinions
of the leadine- physicians of New York and
the health officials on ihe probabilities of a
cholera epidemic this summer. On the
whole a careful review of whut these medi
cat experts ssv leads to the conclusion that
a cholera epidemic is not probuhle. There is
an almost unanimous belief that w will
have some rases of cholera during the hot
months. The doctors, however, point out
very clearly in the interviews which follow
the reason why these sporadiccases are not
likely to become epidemic."
Ten Silver Miners Lose Tbelr Lives.
At Butte, Mont,, fire broke out in tbe
shaft of Silver Bow mine, on the Butteand
Boston properties, near tbe 600-foot level.
Ten men are known to bave been entombed
on that level and are supposed to be dead.
The Eskimos Desert tbe Fair.
The Ksklruoi have deserled at Cbicaio.
They bave flown from their buts in the
Ftr grounds, and will start an exhibition
or their own ouiside the Exposition fences.
They grew weary of their managers.
the tender. The ordinary stands! passengei
o) more than live times as much as its ongi-s,
was called the "gig-top ' In It sat
track, but signalled hi the rear brnk
which extended mi between the kn
In It sat the forwur.)
und brakemen was bv woid of mouth All
. niouiii. yn
PHKUIJJENT CLEVELAND SPEAKS
He States That the Redemption of Any
Kind of rensury No es Except In
Gold Has Not Been Contem
plated. The President at Washington author red
the following statement:
The Inclination on the t art of the public
to accept newspoper reports roiieerniiig tiie
Intention" of those charged with the man
airemetit of our national finances seems to
lustily emphatic contradiction or Ihe state
ment Unit the redemption of uny kind of
Treii-iiry notes, except in gold, has at any
time been determined upon or Contemplat
ed by the Secretary of the Treasury or any
other member of Ihe present administration
The President nid his Cabinet are absolute
ly harmonious In the determination to ex
ercise every power conferred upon Ihem
to maintain the public credit, lo keep ihe
pub ic fui'li and to preserve the parity be
tween gold and silver, and between all fi
nancial obligations of the (ioveruinent.
Wlille tiie law of 1.MH0 forcing the pur
chase of a fixed amount of silver every
mouth provides that the Secretary of the
Treasury, In his discretion, may redeem ill
either gold or silver the Tressurv notes
given In payment of sliver purchase, vet
the declaration of Ilie policy of the (iovern
ment to maintain the parity between the
two metals seems so clearly' to regulate this
discretion, as to dictate their redemption in
(If course, perplexities and difficulties have
grown nut of an unfortunate financial poli
cy, which we found iu vovtie, and embar
rassment have arisen from III advised
financial legislation confronting us at every
turn, but with cheerful confidence among
Ihe eope and a patriotic disposition to co
operate, ihrenteu-d danger will be averted
pending a legislative return to a better and
sounder financial plan. The strong credit
of the country, still unimpaired, and the
good sense of our people, which lias never
failed in lime of need, are at huiid to save
us from disaster.
The (iolit Reserve Asnln Iniail.
Tbe amount of gold taken from the
Treasury's reserve fund Friday was made
good Saturday and about 7ob.OOO free gold
added lo the Treasury resources. It is ex
pected that this will be increased shortly
us there Is u disposition shown by Ihe
Western bunkers to help the treasury swell
its gold balance. Several hankers in New
York. too. are stated to have turned in gold
MORE STRANGE FINDS.
Bones of a Supposed Chief of a Vanished
Race Found in the Martina Ferry
At Martins Ferry, ()., more human skulls
and bones were found in the lower part of
the big mound in Walnut (irove Saturday
than any duy since the work of removal
was begun. Most of these were in a goo I
state of preservation, some remarkably
About four feet above the bottom of the
tumulus Is a foiirleen-incli s'rutuni of dark
earth which bears evidence of fires having
been kindled. In Ibis was tniind thousands
of burned stones, burned bones, hone dust,
burned nuissle shell, bits of rhnrcoii1, etc.
The lirea must have been intense anil there
is no don hi but what Ihe basin was used
for cremations. At the bottom of this strata
is a layer of stone, can fully put in there,
and Just above the stratu was unearthed the
bones of what are supposed to he a greut
chief of a missing race. The burial had
been made w. Hi greater care than burials
liow-a days. Over Ihe remains was a
cement roveriuy, eight feet looir, three and
one half feel wide and neriy an inch thick
inaile of clay, small pieces oi' stone, etc.,
with a smoot iuriuce of white muierial on
IT IS NEARLY READY.
The Fair Will Open ou Tim as It Ap
The arrangements for tbe World's Fair
opening ceremonies at Chicago, are abont
completed. Secretary Culp received a tele
gram saying that Ilev. W. H. Milburn, tbe
blind chaplain of the house of representa
tives will offer tbe opening prayer. Invlta
tatinns will probably be issued to Bed
Cloud and some of the other Indian chiefs,
who came tn town to occupy seats on the
platform as representatives of tbe race of
Alarming reports to the contrary, the
fierce storms of tbe past week did little
damage to the stately While cily
General Besle Dead.
General Kdward Fiisgarald Beale died at
Washington, D. C, S iiurduy noon,
(ieneial Bealo was born In WashinuloiiKeb
ruury 4. WSi. He was educated at lirorge
town college, and graduated fiom i tie Naval
academy iu IH42. He served with disiiuis.
lion in the Mexican war.and was commend
ed by Commodore Slock ton. He was ap
pointed superintendent or Idian affairs for
California and New Mexico anil commis
sioned surveyor general fur California, but
declined tbe position in older tiut he might
actively serve In the Federal armv during
the civil war. in 1H7U he, waa unpointed
Culled Slates minister to Austria, bin re
signed after a year's service and devoted
himself to sheep raising in southern Culi
Ji rears ago a farmer neni
AWFUL LIST OF DISASTERS.
HEAVY WINDS AMD SNOW
Mississippi Visited By a Tornado. Firs
Adds to the Horror. Many
Lives Lost at Milwaukee.
Mkripa-i, Miss A frightful tornado
passed over Jasper and Clarke counties
Thursday afternoon. A settlement of cab
Ins inhabited by colored people Was de
stroyed and many of the unfortunate In
mates lost their lives.
Dr. T. J. Kroue, one of the largest plan,
tation owners In the South, was a heavy
loser. Every stick of timber on his place
wssrnrrled awsy and every house demol
ished. His son had his rkiill crushed. A
negro on Dr. Krnusc's plantation, named
Henry German, with his wife and nlnechil
dren, were imprisoned under the ruins of
his cabin, and fire originating from the
kitchen, slowly roasted the unfortunate
wretches, who plteously begged that death
might come and release them from tbe.r
The latest reports received show that over
40 people: were killed by yesterday's tornado
and over :) s-verely Injured, some of
whom are likely to die.
Ciili Aoo. High winds, approaching ey
clones In severity, and accompanied with
rain, snow ami hall, haveasain played hav
oc with the telegraph wires throughout the
ri'toiigboiit Iowa. Wisconsin,
Vestern Illinois, Nebraska and Missouri
the wires are practically useless and com
munication is cut off fiom Mississippi and
WrsTSi rrmon, Wis.. A heavy north-we-t
wind has prevailed here for almost 48
hours. Thuisdnv morning It began mow
ing, and Ihe storm has continued ail day.
By noon the electrie cars had been taken riff
It being impossible to get through tha
drifts. Trains on all railroads are delayed.
Isiirr.MiMo, Mil Ii. Nearly a foot of snow
rail here Thur sday. Trains are de.ayed am
wagon roudsaie iiupassanle.
Mt!sirAeoi.is. Mini. The rain storm
which prevailed here all day Tlnrrsdav
turned to snow at night, mid Friday from H
to 111 inches of snow covers the ground. 1 he
street t ar system Is completely Mocked, s
the snow is dump and packs. Advices from
points IhroH 'h the State, from Dakota and
Wisconsin indicate that the storm is gener
al. St. Pm-i.. Mix. In the 23 hours ending
at 8 o clock Thursday evening there was a
fall of ;to inches of snow at St. cloud, 2U
inches at Sleepy F.ye and 10 inches here.
AH AWll l. I.AKK PISAHTHH.
MiLWAcxiK Fourteen men lost their
lives Thursday In the fierce storm which
lashed Lake Michigan. They weie employ
ed in the construction of the new wuter
works intake tunnel, being enraged in
bricking uiia Shalt in tha crib 3.0-JJ feet
from the shore, 'i he hurricane swept away
the frail structure which had been bum
upon the top of the crib to shelter the men
and dashed them into the seedling Inke.
Through the heroic efforts of the life sav
ing crew, one man, James Miller, was saved.
He is lying at the Kuiergency Hospital too
week to tell his awful story. Tbe work was
in charge of Shailor Schnlglon. Chicago
contractors, whose loss will be shout 10.
ooo. Work upon the tunnel will be delay
ed for several months.
Following are the names of some of the
men who weie in the crib: I'eler Jones,
Chicago; John and William Pressner. Chi
cago; Harry Miller; John Mcllride. Michael
Dwyer. George Gregg. John Peetaonld,
Agusiiis l.acovilli, Joseph Mueller, miner;
William I'riestly, miner, Kbeuezer Allen,
rook; Ceorne W holly, miner; Frederick
The storm was not confined to Milwaukee
or (he lake shore. Keports from all points
In the State indicate that the gale waa wide
spread and the elocity of the wind almost
unprecedented. The wind blew ttt miles an
hour here. Three hundred feet of the Gov
ernment breakwater is washed away. Tliit
means a loss of a good many thousands of
dollar. The schooner Loraine, of ltacine,
bound for Bocine, went ashore off the city
early this morning nnd is pounding badly.
Three men comprising the crew were tuken
off by the life saving crew.
THE COLUMUS CARAVELS
Received at Fortress Monroe With
Great Thunder of Salutes and Dis
play of Flags.
The three Columbus ca rave's arrived at
Ft. .Monroe, Va . Friday morning in tow of
the three Spanish warships and were re
reived with great thunder of salutes and dis
play of the flags of the countries represent
ed by the fleets and dropped anchor at
the end of the American line of ve sels.Tlie
day could not have been more beautiful or
tbe scene more impressive as they came In
tbe roads, decorated from jibbonm lo taff- '
rail with the flans of Castle and Arragon
and (jueen Isabella siaudiug out and Hut-
terrlng in the gentle breze. At the head of
the fleet was the unprotected cruiser, Infanlu
Isabel, lowing the flue-ship Hsntu Maria,
which displayed the Hag of an admiral.
Behind and a mile astern came the tcrpedrt
vessel Nneva K-oann, with tbe Nina in her
i (OIIUI-, n,,,t ,,, mo 'nut-r naig w MS Ilie Q(
black prelected cruiser Hcina Kegente. with
the i'iuta. They were towed by as least a
quarter of a in lie of hawser ami look like so
many ducks setting on the water with the
feathers of their tails plucked. When off
the lorl Ihe Stars and Sir pes were broken
out and saluted bv the leader, tha fow
quickly responding. Before the Santa
Maria waa abreast oi tbe Philadelphia tha
Dutch frigate Van Spevk ran up the Snun-
Ish colon snd saluted them with thirteen
rounds. Then the l!iisin ship General
Admiral saluted, and later every Hairs hip
In the harbor honored these curioiis.loitki,,,.
crafts uud tha Country from which tl.au
THE GOLD RESERVE DEPLETED.
Friday's Heavy Gold Engagements Ex
hsust the Free Gold. The Matter
Diacussed at a Cabinet
At the cabinet meeting Friday morning
the financial situation, it is understood, was
almost the exclusive topic of disscussion.
When the Treasury Department closed its
doors in the aficrnoou the gold reserve ot
tlOO.OOQ.OOO had been dep'eled to the ex
tent of 2,sou.ooo to :i.ooa,ooo.
When the day opened there was In the
Treasury 1X.'i.uh of iree gold. Tbia am -unit
wss increase. i by gold oilers Iroin ihe West,
aggregating about. vl.L'Vi.Ouo. The largo
shipment of gold Iroiu New York, amount
ing lo more than .000,IAIO, cut this down
to such an extent that when Ihe cabinet
met Secretary Carlisle lound that the orders
for gold up to that time had wiped out tbe
Iree gold, and invaded the gold reserve lo
the extent of 2 5.7.0oo. As fur as it csn
be officially ascjriitiiird.this is the amount
taken out ot iho gold reserve Friday lor ex
port, although it is niiolticiidlv staled that
V700.00H in gold, exclusive of that taken out
at New York, bus been withdrawn from tbo
sub-treasury, at Boston lor export lo Can
ada, ranking about 0 000.0u0iu gold- taken
out of tbe country for shipment to-morrow.
It is believid that tins depletion is but
temporary end that wilhlu a lew days th
depleted reserve will be restored to it er