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a uv; vriiivx OAVriJi-O.
Fury of the Elements on Tuesday
Terrible Havoc Wrought Throughout the
JN or Mi west Minnesota and Wisconsin
Hear the llrunt Ohio and Indi
ana the Center on Thursday.
THE WOltST FOB YEAKS.
St. Paii, Minn.. May IS. The great
storm which swept over Minnesota and
western Wisconsin Tuesday night was
the most revere since the cyclone of
April 14. 18S(J, crushed eighty-six lives
tit St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids. So far
as reported only four people have been
killed, but the loss to buildings, crops,
bridges and railways by wind, hail,
lightning1 and flood will foot up an
enormous sum. The downpour of rain
for a given period was the greatest
Young Trout Killed.
Hudson, Wis., May 18. The heavy
rainstorm of Tuesday night has caused
Willow river and Trout brook to over
flow their banks causing a damage of
over 150.000. 11. T. Drake, of St. Paul,
owned a private trout hatchery and
has lost 70,00;) yearlings and 50,000
fry, valued at f-'O.OOO. F. O. Crary and
others of this city owned another like
hatchery and lost 300,000 fry and 20,000
yearlings, valued at about fiO.oOO.
Carthage, III, May 18. A cyclone
at Denver, in this county, destroyed a
number of farm buildings, fences and
fit-Ms of grain. One hundred chickens
had their heads cut off as smooth as if
by knife, No one was injured. The
cyclone cloud resembled a balloon with
a twisting rope hanging below it.
Lebanon, Ind., May 18. A cloud
burst in the vicinity of Dover, 6 miles
west of this city, about midnight Tues
day night, and the entire country is
flooded to a depth of from 2 to 10 feet
Wolf and Sugar creeks. which
were but small streams, are
cow rushing torrents of water
from 1 to 3 miles in width. The new
iron bridge which spanned Wolf
creek on the Crawfordsville road, 10
miles west of here, gave way
about daylight Wednesday morning.
The crash was distinctly heard a mile
away. Numerous wooden bridges and
culverts were destroyed and the roads
are impassable. Hundreds of rods of
fences and dozens of small buildings
were washed away. The damage to
growing crops and the loss by drowned
live stock will be very great, and,
while it is impossible to estimate the
damage until the waters recede, it is
known that it will reach many thou
sands of dollars.
More Dams Hurst. ; "
St. Paul. Minn., May ly. A Hudson
(Wis.) special to the Dispatch says: The
.Icwett mills dam, besides the new
Richmond and Burkhardt dams, have
gone out, causing much damage. Sev
eral bridges are out, including the
Tower bridge, which cost originally
f.j.000. and has now been made use
less Superintendent Scott, of the
Omaha railroad, is here and estimates
the damage to that road in washouts
auJ otherwise at upwards of iT5,000.
Loss Will tteach Sl.OOO.OOO.
St. Paul, Minn., May 19. Reports
from the districts visited by storm and
Head indicate that the loss was heavier
than first reported and will reach at
least 1,000,000. All the railway lines
entering St. Paul except the Chicago
Great Western and Minneapolis & St.
Louis employed all the idle men they
-could find in repairing bridges and
traces washed away by the torrents
which swept down every river and
brook in this section on Tuesday and
ilvery llridge (oar.
Maiden Kock, Wis., May 10. Rush
river overflowed its banks during
Wednesday night and the raging tor
rent carried everything before it.
Every bridge from the headwater of
Rush river to the outlet in the Missis
sippi has been swept away. Both flour
ing and sawmills were ruined and the
total loss will reach S10J.000 in this
county. At least a dozen farmhouses
along Rush river were washed away.
Killed by a Cyclone.
KfXKi.E, O., May 19. A cyclone
passed one-fourth mile west of here at
4:3'J o'clock Thursday afternoon, kill
ing five persons, fatally injuring two
others and slightly wounding several
When It Occurred.
The scene of the cyclone is a hard
one to describe. Houses, fences, trees
and obstructions of all kinds in the
path of tne storm have been carried
away and nothing left to mark the spot
where they stood except holes in the
The scene of devastation is about
one-quarter of a mile wide and 0 miles
in length. The great funnel-shaped
cloud traveled in an irregular south
easterly course, the greatest damage
being done about a mile from where it
rose and passed on east.
Furious Hailstorm at Cleveland.
Cleveland, O., May 19. The worst
hailstorm that has visited this city in
ears raged here for nearly an hour
Thursday afternoon. The storm was
accompanied by heavy rain, thunder
and lightning. Many of the hailstones
were as large as hens' eggs and were
driven before a brisk south wind. Thou
.fcands of windows all over the city were
broken, greenhouses were wrecked and
several runaways resulted from horses
trying to escape the bombardment of
ice. The damage will amount to sev
eral thousand dollars.
Oram Heaten Down.
Indianai-olis, Ind., May 19. A wind
iz:-ti rain storm with hail passed over
this city at 8 o'clock Thursday night
It blew down a few trees without seri
ous damage to the iity. Great dam
as is reported from the section souih
wet of Indianapolis. At Patriot, in
Switzerland county, hailstones as big
us snowballs shivered trees and pound
ei the wheat into the cartlu Six inch
es of ice felt in places.
Dkcatiti:, 111-. May 19. A damaging
hailstorm prevailed here Thursday
afternoon, the hail in some cases beirg
us large as a man's flat. On the south
6Un- of buildings all of the glass was
shattered. Even heavy plate glass was
not proof against the volley. Stock
suffered badly. The courthouse, city
hall and schoolhouses suffered. Several
chunks 14 incites in circumference were
found. The damage is extensive.
A TEMPLE BURNED.
Flames Once More Destroy Dr. Talmagt'l
Tabernacle in Hrooklyn.
Brooklyn, Maj' 14. Just after serv
ices at noon Sunaay and while Dr.
Talmage was shaking hands with mem
bers of his congregation fire burst out
between the pipes of the organ and with
in ten minutes the big tabernacle was
doomed to total destruction. Adjoin
ing the church was the Hotel Regent,
eight stories in height, with a frotage
of 90 feet on Clinton avenue and ex
tending back 200 feet to Waverly ave
nue. The fire spread from the taber
nacle to this hotel and then to the
dwelling houses on Greene and Waver
ly avenues, opposite the tabernacle.
The wind carried the blaring cinders
in such quantities in a southeasterly
direction that dwelling houses
in Washington avenue, two squares
away, and also the SummerCeld Meth
odist church were set on fire by them;
but tho greatest loss on any one of
these structures did not exceed $15,000.
The total loss, however, reaches over
51, 400,000. Dr. Talmage said that he
thought electric lights caused the fire,
as it did that which destroyed the last
tabernacle on Schermerhorn street.
Synopsis or the Platform Adopted by the
Kansas City, Mo., May 17. In the
democratic state convention on
Wednesday the majority report of
the committee on resolutions was
adopted by a vote of 423 to 109. This
report embraces Bland's 16 to 1 ratio
plank. The convention gave rousing
cheers and Bland is overwhelmed by
congratulations. A synopsis of the
It adheres to the old platforms, and declares
for special privileges to none; believes tn tariff
for revenue only ; denounces the McKiniey act
as a culminating outrage of taxation; advocates
the Income tax; demands sold aad silver coin
Bi;e:uphoUls congress in the repeal of the federal
election law, and pledges the party in the state
to resist the introduction ol religious faith into
Francis M. Black was nominated for
supreme judge, W. T. Currington for
superintendent of public instruction
and J. II. Finks for railroad commis
sioner. UID NO GOOD.
Cleveland Conference of rviiners and
Operators Accomplishes Nothing.
Cleveland, O., May 19. The con
ference of coal miners and operators
came to an end Thursday-, nothing hav
ing been accomplished. All offers of
compromise were rejected and the
miners declared their belief that any
agreement that might be reached
would avail nothing, as there were so
many operators who refused to join in
the eonlerence and would not be bound
by its action.
President McBride said he was will
ing to have a vote taken on the com
promise offered by the operators, but
he would guarantee that the miners
would be unanimous against it lie
There can be no compromise along the lines
of starvation wages. The miners make bo
threats, but they stand together, peaceably,
earnestly and determined as ever, and wld jro
on so, finishing the present tli;ht and prepared
for future tlht '
SHEEP FROZEN TO DEATH.
Thousand of Them Perish In a Snow
storm in the Mouutaiu.
Sonora, CaL, May 18. The snow,
rain and wind storm that prevailed
in the Sierra Nevada foothills during
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
was most fatal to sheep. The
road from Sonora up to Strawberry
Station, a distance of 32 miles, is lined
with dead sheep. The storm was un
usually severe for this time of
the year, and the sheep having been
sheared were in an unfit condi
tion to meet the wintry blasts. In the
ravines and beside the bowlders
along the road the dead animals are
piled two and three deep. Up to this
date some 40,000 sheep have entered
this country en route for the mountain
ranges, and as all of them were caught
in the storm it is a low estimate to say
that one-third of them have perished
VOTE TO INCREASE PENSIONS.
House Committee I'avors Veterans or tho
Mexican anil Indian Wars.
Washington, May 17. The house
committee on pensions voted to report
to the house a bill increasing the rates
of all pensioners of the Mexican war
and Indian war from 18 to
$12 a month. Representative Cam
inetti (Cal.) had introduced a
bill to give this increase to Mexican
war pensioners, and the committee de
cided to extend it to the Indian war
survivors. But one member of the
committee opposed the measure, tak
ing the ground that it would open the
door for a service pension to survivors
of the civil war.
A Ituth of 1 Ire.
Bradford, Pa., May 15. The barrel
house at Emery's refinery in this city
took fire Sunday afternoon, presumably
hy spontaneous combustion, and was
destroyed. A tank car holding
1.100 gallons of benzine burst with a
mighty roar. In the frantic rush to es
cape what seemed to threaten a horrible
death men, women and children were
thrown down and trampled upon.
Thirty-five of the firemen were burned
so that the skin peeled oft" their faces
and hands and the hair was singed oil
their heads and faces.
To He Hunted Down.
Washington, Mu, 19.--The senate
passed a resolution to investigate the
charges of attempted bribery, of the
alleged contribution of funds for cam
paign purposes by rhe f.ugar trust, of
the reports that senators have specu
lated in sugar stock and all other
charges deemed worthy of considera
tion. Fatal Itesult of a yuurrel.
l'mi.ADF.i.PinA, May 17. flerman
Friedman, as years old, of 90S North
Second street, was killed by Joseph
Kinderman during a quarrel. Kin
derman was arrested.
G. A. JL VETERANS.
The Encampment at Rockford, I1L,
Geta Down to Business.
Commander Blodcett'a Address Officers
Keport on the Growth of the Order
Ohio Kx-Soldicrs Elect a
A BUSINESS SESSION.
Rockford, I1L. May 17. The Grand
Army of the Republic of the De
partment of Illinois, in serried
ranks, had possession of the streets
on Tuesday afternoon, and the great
parade in which 2,000 or more battle
scarred veterans participated was the
most imposing and inspiring spectacle
ever witnessed in northern Illinois
since the days when the boys in blue
marched to the front in defense of
EocKFOitDIlL, May 18. The G. A. R.
of Illinois opened its business session
with a short address from Maj. D lod
ge tt, who was In the chair.
At the afternoon session the annual
address of Com man dor Blodgett was
delivered. He made an eloquent plea for
thorough and careful investigation be
fore suspending members for non-payment
He urged that every member of the
order, of whatever political faith, exact
from their candidates for representa
tives and senato-s in ihe next legisla
ture a pledge to vote liberal aid to the
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COLUMBIAN MUSEUM AT CHICAGO.
The picture represents the mnin entrance to this unparalleled p '.blic museum, which was
founded by Mar.-l.ail KieUi, ti e famous Chicago merch mt, a hi) contributed 1.0jt.ii toward its
establishment. The buiMing to I e used for t.'.e museum is know n to ihe people of the coi ntry
as the Art Palace of the World's Columbian Kxposition at Jackson Park. The Museum will be
formally opened to the public on S-iturd.iv, Juno Isji.
Soldiers' Orphans' home at Normal.
W ith reference to pensions he said:
The pranJ army believes ani insists that
the pension roll is. and should be, a roll of
fcotu r; that it is the duty of every soldier to re
port to the fovcrnment any case within his
knowledge where a pension is being paid which
as been obtained by fraud "
Iveports of Olllcer.
In the afternoon the reoorts of offi- I
cers were submitted. That of Adjt
Gen. Spink showed- that on December
1, 1S92, there were in good standing
COS posts, with a membership of 30,9ii-J.
For the first term, ending June
30, 1793, there were gains of
1,533, and losses from all sources
of 2.208. The statement for December
SI. 1S03, showed gains of l,4."t' and
losses 2,162. On that date there were
in good standing 5.")t posts, with 20,521
members, five posts having been mus
tered since the last encampment, and
$10,4711.25 expended for charity.
Dispensed In Charity.
W. II. Brydges, of Llgin, department
inspector, gave a review of the work of
his office for the year. He inspected
440 of the 590 posts, which have 25,5S.'5
members in good standing and dis
pensed $12,171.29 for relief since the
One of the events of interest of the
day was the election of Maj. George S.
Roper as a delegate at large to the na
tional encampment. It was an espe
cial compliment, because the regular
election does not take place until to
day. Bloomington was chosen as the loca
tion of the next encampment.
i. A. It- I -ad ic.
The ladies of the Grand Army of the
Republic elected Mrs. Z. R. Winslow,
president; Mrs. Quenton, of Aurora,
vice president; Mrs. Mary K. Polk, of
La Grange, junior vice president, and
Mrs. Hume, of Chicago, treasurer.
Their Choi e.
Rockford. 111.. May 19. The busi
ness of the day in the G. A. It- encamp
ment was the election of officers. It
resulted as follows: Department com
mander, H. II. McDowell, Pontiuc;
tenior vice commander, E. A. Keel
er. Irving Park; junior vice com
mander, J. B. I n matt, Spring
field; medical director. Dr. W. P.
Pierce, post 115. Iloopeuton; chaplain.
Rev. Frank C Bruner, post 129. Ur
bana. The delegates to the national
convention were instructed to vote for
Col. Lawler for commander in chief.
Mrs. M. R. M Wallace, of Chicago, was
elected president of the Woman's Re
Canton. )., May 10. The twenty
eighth annual encampment of the de
partment of Ohio, Grand Army of the
Republic, was formally onened Tues
day morning. After the formal exer
cises Department Commander Williams
submitted his annual report He made
a plea for service pensions. He main
tained that a soldier's discharge certifi
cate should be suliicient evidence to ob-
tain a pension certificate. His report
j showed that the amount per capita tax
I paid national headquarters for 1SG3 in
excess of the precediug year was $17,
053. Canton, O., May 17. The grind army
encampment on edrtesday elected E.
E. Nutt, of Sidney, as department com
mander. The Woman's Relief Corps
elected Sarah D. Winans. of Troy, as
department president. The ladies of
the G. A. R. elected Emma Kennedy, of
Berea post, as president.
A resolution was adopted requesting
the boards of education to set aside the
Friday preceding May SO for memorial
day in the schools. Sandusky was se
lected for the next encampment, and
Ohio's vote will be for Louisville, Ky.,
for the next national encampment.
About 5,000 participated in the parade
and Gov. McKiniey was the big man of
the affair, being cheered all along the
line of march. Col. Fred Grant was in
troduced in th convention and was
given a grand welcome. Delegates to
the national convention were advised
to support Louisville for the lb05 meet-toff-
Notable Antl-HrecUlnrldge Gathering at
Lexington, Ky.. May 16. The meet
ing at the opera house Monday after
noon to protest against Breckinridge's
candidacy was attended by an enor
mous crowd. The speakers were:
Judge Durham, comptroller ot the
treasury in Cleveland's first adminis
tration; Gen. Sam Hill, adjutant gen
eral of Kentucky under Gov. Bitckner,
and Prof. McGarvey, of Kentucky.
Scores of leading women occupied
boxes and seats in the house. Over
the stage was a banner inscribed: "The
Honor of the Ashland District Must
and Will Be Preserved." Monday was
county court day and the city was
crowded. The best people of Lexing
ton and Fayette county turned out,
and the meeting, from a standpoint of
-., -:3 ' i r. t-"r iy?s i -
moralit3 was a tremendous success.
The opera house was filled and 500 peo
ple were turned away.
The women's resolutions were as fol
lows: "Whereas, W. C. P. Hreckinride has an
nounced hin-.seif a candidate for reelecilon to
conciess from the Ashland district, notwltn
Rtana.n his confess on ucderoatn of flagrant
and habitual licentiousness and hypocrisy;
"Kesolved. 1. That we, women of Lexington
and Kayette county, Ky.. do solemnly protest
a.-j nu his renominalion as the representative
of this district.
"2 We believe that such an Indorsement of
W. C. I. Ureckinriisje at the polls would be a
disgrace to Kentucky, a shame upon manhood,
an insult to womanhood, a sinful exan.ple to
youth and a menace to both society und the
"3. We earnestly implore our fathers, hus
bands and brothers to wipe out the stain that
W. C. I. Brcckinri.ikfe has brought on the fair
faL.ie of the Ashland district'
The resolutions passed by the men
are similar except that they recommend
the calling of similar meetings in every
county in the district.
Chicago, May 15. Directors of the
Union League cluo voted on Monday to
expell Congressman W. C P.
Breckinridge from honorary mem
bership. This action was unani
mous among those directors who
were present at the meeting.
President Wilson was not present.
Breckinridge is given one mouth in
which to prepare his defense if hecares
to hand one in. It is not believed that
he will do so. The action of the direc
tors is believed to be generally satisfac
tory among the club's members.
Chicago Klectlon c ominis-doners I'nnished
lor Contempt of Court.
Chicago. May 18. To pay a fine of
1.000 and to remain in jail until such
fine be paid was the penalty imposed
by Judge Chetlain on Election Com
missioners P. II. Keenan, A. V
Hutchings and Henry Schomer for
refusing to obey the court's or
der to submit to inspection by
the grand jury the ballots cast
at the April election in the twenty-second
precinct of the Twenty
ninth ward. The proceedings were
dismissed as to Chief Clerk W. A
Taylor, because it had been shown
that he had no authority over the
ballots. The respondents were not in
court and an order of commitment
was at once issued and sent to Sheriff
Gilbert, instructing him to arrest the
contumacious commissioners and lock
them in jail.
Six Hundred Tenement Fitmlllos Ilen
dcred Houseless by Fire.
Boston. May 16. A cigarette butt
thrown into a pile of waste paper
under the 'bleacher;,." or twenty-tive-cent
seats, iu thu Boston baseball
grounds Tuesday afternoon startec" a
tire which destroyed more than 14J
buildings occupying about sixteen
acres of land in the crowded
tenement house section of , the
south end. The money loss is $.V)0,0(M.
und in all other re-pects the conflagra
tion is the most terrible that BfSlon
has seen since fifty ;cres were burned
over in 1S72, for more than oOO fami
lies are homeless, and they are the kind
of families whr svldotn indulge in the
luxury of fire iujuimuc&
A MAY SNOWSTORM.
Heavy Fall of "the Heaattfnl In Parts of
Michigan and Wisconsin. j
Chicago, May 19. -Dispatches from :
a great many towns In Illinois, Wis
consin, Michigan, Iowa and Minnesota
tell of remarkable fall in the tempera
ture and freezing weather. Fears are
expressed of heavy frosts and conse
quent damage to fruit and growing
Gband Rapids. Mich., May 19.
Fruit men are considerably worried
over the danger of a killing frost. Fri
day afternoon snow fell here at inter
vals, while farther north there was a
heavy 6nowiall. At Lake City and
Cadillac the snow is 6 inches deep. The
temperature in the northern part of
the lower peninsula is now at the freez
ing point. Most of the orchard fruit
could now resist a severe frost, but the
smaller fruits are in great danger.
Port Huron, Mich.. May 19. The
damage to the fruit crops in this sec
tion by the hailstorm Thursday will
be heavy. Nearly all the buds were
picked off by the hail and those that
remain are seriously injured. Wheat
and rye were driven into the ground
and water-soaked and the damage will
Ashland, Wis., May 19. The old
portions of Ashland's breakwater are
almost demolished, the sea breaking
entirely through at three different
places and wrecking it the entire
length, so that it will have to be re
built. The new portion tood welL
Thedamage will probably reach (75,000.
Kkwacnee, Wis.. May 19. The last
of the heavy rainstorms ended Friday
morning in a blizzard of snow and haiL
No mail has arrived from the south
since Thursday owing to the tracks of
the Green Bay road being washed
out Farmers report the pea crop
La Pcrte, Ind.. May 19. A cyclone
swept over the southern part of this
county Thursday night near Kingsbury.
Henry Spirgel's barn was demolished
and the owner, who was stauding
therein, instantly killed. AtWellsboro
a freight car was blown across the
main track of the Baltimore Ohio
railroad in front of the incoming milk
train and a bad wreck resulted, trains
being compelled to go around by other
Elwood, Ind., May 19. Property to
the value of $10,UU0 was destroyed here
by the storm. At Frauklia, 5 miles
south of this city, the Smith City iron
works, in course of construction, were
destroyed, with a loss of $i0.00.
Kokomo, Ind.. May 19. The roof of
tht- furnace of the Diamond plate glass
works was llown off Thursday night,
and Zion church, 4 mi.es east, was de-btroj-ed.
The damage in the county
will exceed JlJJ.OOd.
DfBfQfE, la.. May 19. The specta
cle of snow falling after the middle of
May was seen Frida3' morning. After
several days of extreme hot weather,
resulting Thursday in prostrations by
sunstroke, the mercury sunk from 90
degrees to 43 degrees inside of twelve
New York, May 19. Southern New
Jersey experienced a thunderstorm Fri
day nignt. lourteen houses were
struck by lightning in Bridgeton, three
at Cedarville, four at Newport, two at
Dutch Nec.i, sevcu at Vincland and
several in Millville. Several barns
were struck and burned to the ground
Z. Johnson lives in the southern quar
ter of Bridgeton and the lightning ran
down the chimney of his house and
prostrated all the occupants. Such was
the force of the storm and the rain
came down ia such torrents that the
earth was washed awa3' in iuai)3' places
and the gas aud water pipes were laid
Trade Shown oundnes in Spite of le
New Yokk, May 19. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade says:
"The olslailes to imprivt'iucai do not
lesru. 'llif st. ikes i f o al ii.ii.ers and coke
workers i.ave not ctastd. but cave caused
the Kiopiajje f numerous works this weec
and euii anas.-iueut to oiue railroads. The
Conference at tlevcl.n:d exuibited much angry
tte.i'.tf uihI wider differences than had been
expe.te.l aud seems to render agreement
more di-uaut. Proceedings m the senate do
not iud.cale that lue latest form of tari.T re
vision has made s;i edy tln.il action more
prou.kbie. Yet the recuperative furoe of the
country is so great tuat observers are con
tttani.y amazed ai the volume of business be
ing transacted, ;lir tonnage being transported,
t-e UwiiiLer of uo:ks icsuui.ns ip ration, and
tiie g n-ral Suun.lue s of trade. uolwitUsiand
inic infl ences union in any other land would
proauce uire uis-ier.
'i'ao suunuue.ss of the commercial world is
show a in ihe uiuuuisued tnportauce of failures,
tne liabilil.es reported tcr vue second week of
May amounting to only l.D.oiis. of which
H.4J0,tfciI ere of traa.ng and sJJ.tiJ-J of inauu
facluruiK tone rns. "in-.- failures this week
have been -M in the United Slates, apaiust
2t7 last year, aud "Jl in CanaJa, against 14 last
IN THE INTEREST OF SILVER.
lan-Ainerican llimetal.lc League to Meet
Washington, May 19. Several hun
dred delegates are expected to be pres
ent al tue convention of the Pan
Aim rieau Bimetallic league which
meets iu this city next Tuesday. They
wiil come largely from the west and
south, with po-.sibiy a few from
the east, four .rout Mexico, two from
the Central American states, and two
Irom Brazil. A delegate is also expect
ed from New Zcalaud. The league is
striving for tne adoption of a silver
dollar that will pass current between
I the United Slates and the Central
' Americau countries, which, it is ar
gued, will result iu stimulating trade
relations between them.
Affairs lu Nicaragua.
New Yokk. May IS. A special dis
patch from Managua to a morning
paper says: The troops had to be
ca. led out in Leon Wednesday to help
the police put down a riot. Four sol
diers and three policemen were killed,
tdx leaders of the mob were arrested
and shot. President Zelaya has been
frightened by President Cleveland's
determined policy. It is the general be
liei that the patience of the United
States is auout exhausted and that
President C.evciai.U .iti notstaJd any
more iinir e s ..t American citizens, but
if 1 r Tov..ited will occupy the
I WILL TIE UP THE ROADS.
The American Railway t'nion to Aid th
Miners in Their Strike.
Colitmbcs, O., May 19. There is a
new factor in the great miners" strike,
as shown by developments here. It is
the outcome of the failure of the oper
ators and miners to agree to a settle
ment at Cleveland, and the fear on
the part of the United Mine
Workers union that some of the
men may be induced to return
to the mines by the promise of
a scale that might be personally satis
factory to them, but would not receive
the sanction of President McBride,
who desires to present an unbroken
front to the opposition. The new factor
is the American Ilailway union. On
Friday F. W. Prentice, an organizer of
the order, said that Eugene Debs, the
great organizer of railroad men,
would be in Columbus to-daj-, and
with President McBride would
address a meeting of railroaders and
push the objects of the American union.
Asked what programme had been laid
out to assist the striking miners, Mr.
Prentice said not a ton of coal should
be hauled out of the Hocking Valley
Until a settlement was made with the
strikers. Every road should be
tied up, and if the operators did
succeed in getting the men to go
to work in opposition to the de
sires of President McBride and the
United Mine workers not a bushel of it
would be marketed, for the American
Railway union would be in full con
trol of every road before the Ohio
operators, who are to meet here next
Wednesday to arrange to open
the mines, even if the men were
ready to return to work. He said the
entire power of the American Railway
union would be invoked in behalf of the
miners and coal trains w ould be stopped
wherever the order had a fooling
unless some fair settlement of the
pending trouble was made. This move
means trouble if the scheme is carried
out. The Baltimore cfc Oiiio, IIoc.;icg
Valley, Toledo & Ohio Central, and
in fact every road carrying coal in this
section is largely represented iu the
membership of the new order, and it is
believed within a week every railroad
man running out of Columbus will be
Cleveland, O.. May 19. Before leav-ing-their
homes the miners met for con
sultation. The subject of continuing
the strike and plans to make it effective
were thorougnly canvassed. They
will resist all attempts to
settle by districts, aud bring
pressure to bear on the non
union miners now at work to in
duce them to join the strikers. Their
leaders announce that there will be no
compromise. The operators will at
tempt to settle the striite by districts.
Pennsylvania operators will hold a
meeting in Pittsburgh next Monday,
and Ohio operators will meet in Colum
bus on Wednesday. Mines are now
being operated in central Pennsylvania,
West Virginia and Illinois.
1'ITTsbi Kiiii, Pa., May 19. The coal
operators, alter contemplating the
failure to secure a settlement of the
strike at the conference in Cleveland,
have arrived at the conclusion that
a mistake has been made in
the assumption cn their part
of a defensive position in the
matter. Feeling confident that they
can accomplish more by making an ag
gressive stand, the3 have announced
their intention to fight. The railroad
operators will hold a meeting Monday
afternoon. At this conference ways
and means to break the strike and
bripg about a general resumption will
be discussed. All of the operators
in this end of the state have
been asked to attend, and besides adopt
ing a mode of procedure they will tix
upon a price for mining. The operators
say their intention is to introduce some
new men into the mines and to arm
them with rilles. If they are inter
fered with the men will be ordered
to shoot. Many of the miners are
anxious to return to work at the pre
vailing prices and postpone the strike
until the organization is in better
shape. This feeling of restlessness, the
operators thiuit, will create a break
after the first mine is started.
Dr. Meyer Js Convicted of 1'oisoning: at
New York, May 19. The jury in the
ease of Dr. Henry Meyer, who is ac
cused of having poisoned Ludwig
Brandt, came iut J court aad rendered
a verdict of murder in the second de
gree. The penalty is imprisonment for
life. A motion for a new trial was
entered. Dr. Meyer was accused of
poisoning Brandt in order that he
might prolit from the latter's life in
surance. Brandt had married Dr.
Meyer's wife, supposing her a single
woman, whereas she ua in reality
the doctor's confederate. It was ex
pected that she would receive the in
surance aud then sue and the doctor
would enjoy it together. It is alleged
that the doctor had been guilty of sim
ilar crimes before.
I-ate of Western Train Stealers.
Salt Lake City, U. T., May 19. The
trial of H. E. Carter and twenty-six
others for seizing an engine on the
Union Pacific railroad at Lehigh last
week ended Friday. Judge Merritt
sentenced Carter to five days' impris
onment and a fine of 10J. Another
leader got five days' imprisonment with
t-2o fine; another five days with f 10, and
seventeen others five days' imprison.
lallare lu tliira-."".
Chicago, May 19. S. E. Dunham &
Co.. moderate traders on the board of
trade, particularly in provisions, have
announced their suspension. Specula
tion on the part of the members of the
lirm is suupoM.nl to be the cause of the
failure. Other houses will not be
seriously affected by the suspension.
Dunham & Co.'s liabilities are about
Death from a lioiler Kxploslon.
Bay City. MicL., May 19. The boiler
in F. C. Iloss' planing mill exploded
Friday afternoon killing George Cloag
son and fatally injuring live other men.
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