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iu ay ii I'l-iys.
IT IS WAR TO A
ILLINOIS SOUND MONEY DEMOCRATS
TO BE ORGANIZED.
TO FIGHT THE SILVERITES.
A Separate State Central Committee Be
lng Arranged for The Contest to Be
Carried to the Stats and Na
tional Convention If Neces
sary Missouri Demo
era ta Waking Vp.
Chicago, May 2a After a two
hours' discussion last night, the special
committee on State organization of
the sound money Democrats reported
in favor of organizing a committee of
two members from each congressional
district and four from the State at
large to have charge of the campaign
atrainst the Dresent State central com
mittee. Governor Alteeld and free
The conference was for the purpose
of taking into consideration what
should be done in view of the alleged
fact that the silver wing of the
Democracy of the State was resorting
to unfair methods in the primary elec
tions to carrv the State convention
for free coinage. Resolutions were
adopted protesting against the meth
ods of the silver men, and declaring
for State and national contests if
DEMOCRATS WAKING UP.
The Missouri State Committee Mar Boon
Work the School District Idea.
St. Louis, Ma, May SO. At the
meeting of the State committee at
Excelsior Springs last Febuary, S. B.
Cook, as chairman of a subcommit
tee, made an extended report of the
plan for the thorough reorganization
of the party by school districts. The
report was adopted without amend
ment or debate, but since then nothing
has been done to put its provisions
into practical operation until to-day,
when Cook, Auditor beibertand Secre-
. .... Utata T.aonAiif Vl al I a AiTlfAIV
eace here. It is probable that within a
month steps will be taken to give the
plan a thorough test. The initiative
will be the calling of a joint meeting
here or at Jefferson City or Kansas
City of the State central committee
and the chairmen of the 114 county
committees. It is thought that the
joint conference will be in session two
days and that when? its members re
turn to their homes they will be thor
oughly prepared for the work of or
ganization by school districts. The
joint conference will also probably
provide all the money necessary for
prosecuting the work in a systematic
and vigorous manner and for the
maintenance of general headquarters
in this city with Chairman Cook in
QUAY TO GO TO CANTON.
The Pennsylvanlan Froposes to Talk Fi
nance With Major McKinley.
Washington, May 20. Senator
Quay said to-day that if the business
of the Senate occupying his time
could be arranged that he was going
to his home in Pennsylvania and from
there to Canton, O. When asked
what his visit meant he replied that it
did not mean anything; that he was
going to Canton tb talk over the finan
THEIR CORPSES FOR SALE.
A Despondent Missouri Couple Try to
Contract With a Medical College.
St. Joseph, Mo., May 2 0. Allan
Wilson and h s wife, to whom he had
been married but a few days, went to
the Central Medical College this morn
ing and offered to sell his body and
that of his wife for a small sum. He
was well dressed, and his wife, who is
19 years old, is very pretty. He in
sisted on the college officials agreeing
to take the bodies, saying that they
would deliver them in a short time.
Dr. Thomas E. Potter tried to dis
suade the two from committing sui
cide and told them that the college
had no use for the bodies at this time.
The two came here from Harrison
Archduke Charles Louis Dead.
Vienna, May 20. Archduke Charles
Louis of Austria, eldest brother of
the Emperor Francis Joseph, Is dead
at the age cf 54. He was married
three times and is survived by two
sons in favor of one of whom, Arch
duke Francis Ferdinand, he had re
signed his right to the succession.
Some writers represent him as the
best loved of the Hapsburgs, while
others say he was stupid and unpopu
lar. Indian Service Reform.
Washington, May 20. The secre
tary of the interior has sent to Chair
man Sherman of the House committee
on Indian Affairs a favorable report
on the Teller bill, providing for the
abolition of the offices of commissioner
and assistant commissioner of Indian
affairs and the substitution of a board
of three Indian commissioners, to con
sist of two members of opposite polit
ical faiths and an army officer.
Stone Opens 'the Kentucky Campaign.
Shelbtvillk, Ky., May 20. Gov
ernor William J. Stone of Missouri
opened the free coinage campaign
here yesterday, and made the ft rst of
his four speeches to be delivered in
Kentucky. The court house was
filled with representative citizens of
Anderson, Spencer, Henry and Shelby
' A Prnssian Financier at Best.
Beklin, May 20. Herro Ott Camp
hausen, former'y Prussian minister of
finance, is dead.
ANTl-M'KINLEY A. P. A. & I
Tha DUgrnntled Faction Bold an In
Washington, May 20. A condem
nation meeting ol some ol the dele
gates of the American Protective As
sociation claiming to represent twenty
States was held after the adjourn
ment of the convention, and a pream
ble and resolutions bearing on the
McKinley matter were adopted. The
preamble and resolutions adopted
Whereas, The Supreme Council of
the A. P. A. of the United States, at
its session Saturday evening, by an
unanimous vote adopted the report of
the National advisory board, whicn
reoort indorsed the action of the exe
cutive committee of said board and in
olain lancuaee said that the execu
tive committee was justified in pub
lishing the political affiliation of Mc
Kinley with the Roman political
hierarchy, which affiliation is proven
bv the affidavits of reputable mem
bers of the order, and which affidavits
have never been controverted excent
by the unsworn statement of Major
McKinley himself, and.
Whereas, Major McKinley did on
May li, 1396, to a committee of the
national advisory board in the city of
Canton, Ohio, state he heartily ap
proved the principles of the A. F. A.,
and on the following day rave an in
terview to the Dress denvinir that he
had met such a committee, thus giving
the He to the report of the committee,
which was composed of honorable and
truthful irentlemen: and.
Whereas. The members of the 8u-
oreme council have, during its session,
been hounded and badgered by a large
McKinlev lobbv. composed of mem
bers and non-members of the order,
that has used the most disreputable
blackmailing methods to discredit the
advisory board and turn the Supreme
council into a McKinley ratification
meeting, and having signally failed to
clear McKinley of the consequences of
his propapal political record, to-day,
after two-thirds of the delegates had
started for home, attempted to take
revenue bv abolishing the national
advisory board, and accomplished the
same by a vote of 30 to 29.
Resolved, That the delegates in con
demnation meetinsr assembled, de
nounce the unwarranted interference
of the paid McKinley lobby with the
affairs of the order, and denounce the
cowardly denial by McKinley of the
indorsement of the principles of the
order, o-iven to our committee, and
Resolved, That because of his record
as reported by the national advisory
board, we herewith pledge ourselves,
bv our influence and efforts, to ac
complish his defeat.
CHURCH AND POLITICS
Cardinal Gibbons Gives His Views, With
a Rebuke for the A. P. A.
Washington, May 20. In reply to
some questions addressed through
Rev. Dr. Stafford of Washington, D,
C to Cardinal Gibbons, the Cardinal
sent the following letter:
It is the duty of the leaders of polit
ical parties to express tnemseives
without any equivocation on the prin
ciples of reheious freedom which un
derly our constitution. Catholics are
devoted to both the great political
parties of the country and each indi
vidual is left entirely to his own con-
science. We are proud to say that in
the long history of the Government of
bOe UUlliCU otSLrs bug vxicnt vqvuuih.
church has never used or perverted
its acknowledged power by seeking to
make politics subserve us own an
Moreover, it is our proud boast that
we have never interfered with the
civil and political rights of any who
differ from us in religion. We demand
the same rights ourselves and nothing
more, and will be content with noth
ing less. Not only is it the duty of
all parties distinctly to set their faces
asrainst the false and un-American
principles thrust forward of late, but
much as I would regret the entire
identification of any religious body as
such with any political party, I am
convinced that the members of a re
ligious body whose rights, civil or
relifrious. are attacked will naturally
and unanimously espouse the cause of
the party which has the courage
openly to avow the principles of civil
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ana reAigiuuB nuci Ljf awutuiu ,v u
Patience is a virtue, but it is not the
onlv virtue. When pushed too far it
may degenerate into pusilanimity.
Mr. II. J. Heinz Gave 910,000.
Kansas City. Mo., May 20. At the
Midland hotel last evening, Mr. H. J.
Heinz of Pittsburg, Pa. , president of
the board of trustees of the Kansas
City university, gave a reception and
banauet to the members of tne gen
eral conference of the Methodist
Protestant church. President Heinz,
announced an unconditional cash gift
of 810,000 to the university, and in ten
minutes more the amount had been
raised to 817,000.
Strike Met by a Lockout
Buffalo, N. Y., May 20. The pro
posed strike of carpenters for the
eight-hour work day has been met by
a lockout. As the men presented
themselves at the various shops they
were required to answer a question as
to whether they were lor eight nours.
If the reply was in the affirmative,
they were discharged on the spot By
noon, 200 dismissed carpenters had re
ported at union headquarters. A pro
tracted struggle is anticipated.
Commander Whitney's Staff.
Topeka, Kan., May 2 0. W. C. Whit
ney, commander of the Kansas G. AJ
R.. has appointed his official staff, as
follows: Judge advocate, W. S. Til-
ton, post 6D, Osborne; chief mustering
officer. L. S. Tucker, post 43, Cawker
Citv: assistant inspector general, O.
H. Durand, post 34, Mankato.
The Rider Died; the Horse Escaped.
Wichita, Kan., May 20 Howard
Chartrand. a farmer, was killed by
liorhtninff at Mavfield. south of this
citv. vesterdav. He was leading four
horses from the field and all of them
were killed. The one he was riding
was uninjured. A terrible rain and
lurhtnin? storm prevailed in Sumner
county all day.
Two Children Killed by Lightning.
Wichita, Kan., May 80. Lightning
struck the house of August Zercher,
near Peck, yesterday, and killed two
children, aired 9 and 4, and rendered
Mrs. Zercher unconscious.
WENTY-FIVE ME DEAD.
THE NORTHEAST KANSAS TORNA
DO'S DEATH LIST INCREASED.
LATEST TORNADO REPORT.
Fifteen of tha Victims in Nemaha County
and Ten at Reserve and In Nebraska
The Property Losses Flaoed at
One Million Dollars Tha
Seneca, Kan., May 20. Fifteen per
sons were killed and fully nity in
jured in this (Nemaha) county by the
tornado of Sunday night, while six
perished in and about Reserve, in
Brown county, and four met death
across the State line in Nebraska.
This is the death list so far as known
definitely at present Some portions
of the route of the tornado have not
been thoroughly gone over as yet and
the total number of the dead may be
increased. Of the dead in this county
five are here, six at Oneida and four
at or near Sabetha.
The losses from the tornado along
its deadly path are placed now at
fully 81,000,000 and this may be in
creased. In this county conservative
estimates put the total loss at 3)700,
000, while at Frankfort it is 8100,000
more and at Reserve 8150,000. At
other points a low estimate makes the
losses over 850,000.
The injured are doing well as a rule
at all points, but it is almost beyond
question that several of them will suc
cumb in a few days.
The tornado struck the fair grounds
here first and demolished every build
ing. Then it swept through the best
part of the town, wrecking tne hand
some court house and either destroy
ing or damaging greatly over 200
buildings, many of them the best in
this place. The citizens have organ
ized and are doing all possible for the
homeless, whose losses are placed at
8100,000, while those who are aiding
them have themselves lost 8300,000
At Sabetha, Ellen Carey, the child
injured by the storm, died yesterday.
About forty families are homeless and
destitute and about there twenty
more families in want The mayor of
that place has issued an appeal for
In all of the country clear across
the county the tornado left a well
defined path of ruin, but fortunately
in nearly every instance so far as is
now known the occupants of farm
houses saw the approach of the storm
in time to get into places of safety.
Chnrch People Badly injured.
Barnes, Kan., May 20. A tornado
formed near Palmer Sunday afternoon
and blew down the Methodist Episco
pal church there. Then it totally de
stroyed a Lutheran church about
three miles southeast of there. Next
it struck Bodavitle in the edge of Riley
county and partially tore down a store
and some other buildings. It then
crossed back into Washington county
and demolished about five houses and
laid waste many farms. Then cross
ing into Marshall county it went
within two miles of Waterville and on
to the south of that place.
In Eastern Washington and West
ern Marshall counties, from six to ten
miles away, a second tornado was
seen soon after the first bad passed.
This destroyed the Spring Valley
Methodist Episcopal church in the
country eight miles south and one
mile east of here. The Rev. J. M.
Mason was preaching at the time.
Those injured were: The Rev. J. M.
Mason, leg broken; J. Hawley, hurt
internally; "Grandma" Finley, collar
bone broken and lung punctured;
"Long John" Finley, right arm filled
with slivers; Charley Finley, inter
nally injured; Leonard Finley, head
bruised: Bert Hawley, head injured;
John Inraan, leg broken in three
places; Mack Hill, foot badly crushed;
Sarah Mill, hand mashed; Anna tier-
nee and Nellie Felt, injured. About
150 people were in the church and the
wonder is that any escaped alive.
The Losses In Nebraska.
Preston, Neb., May 20. The storm
here Sunday night did more or less
damage to every building in town.
The Bethany brethren church, four
miles southwest, C. Stuhl's house,
eight miles southwest, the Pony Creek
German Baptist church, the United
Brethren church and Jacob Lichty's
residence, southwest of here are total
At Falls City about fifty freight cars
were overturned and the Burlington
freight house and depot wrecked.
The mill was destroyed and the build
ings at liinton park demolished. A ear
there the son of J. M. lloucks, Samuel
Saylor and wife, Mrs. Shrock and John
Smith were killed and William Bran-
non and wife, J. M. lloucks and wife,
Isaac R. Rhoades and two children,
William Hinton and wife and daugh
ter, William Smick and a tramp were
injured. The farm houses of H. E.
Lemmon, J. li. lttioaaes, vv. h. Kent,
Samuel Saylor, Jacob Lichty, Thomas
Eakra ana William Urugmuler were
Mr. and Airs, bayior, Mra schrock
and John Smith were in the cellar of
the Saylor house when the walls caved
in on them, killing them.
A Knight Accused of Murder.
San Francisco, May 2 0. Joseph
Blanther, the suspected murderer of
Mrs. Philopena Blanfeldt, was born in
1859 at Kankoiburg, Steirmarte. He
must have come of a good family, for
he was" a first lieutenant In the Aus
trian army when but 19 years old. He
served with such distinction that he
received at least four crosses and dec
orations from the Emperor Franz
Josef. Among Blanther's property
was found an uiuminaien imperial
order under date of December 12, 1878,
. ..... .
Denver Bankers and Others Indicted-"
The Case Against O. F. Miller.
Desveb, CoL, May 20. The federal
grand jury has found indictments
against several bank officials and
others, accused of having conspired
to defraud depositors in banks here
which have closed their doors during
the last three years. John J. Rieth
mann, president, and John J. Reith
mann, jr., vice president, Charles M.
Clinton, cashier, and Charles Kunze
miller assistant cashier of the German
National bank, are charged with hav
ing falsified figures in their report to
the comptroller, May 1, 1893, and it is
said that even more serious charges
against these men are being considered
by the grand jury.
It is said also that O. E. Miller of
Chicago has been indicted on the
charge of embezzling 8125,000 from
the Commercial National bank and
that Charles H. Dow, who was presi
dent of the Commercial, is charged
with having conspired with Miller to
defraud depositors and with having
violated the national banking law by
loaning Miller 9143,000, whereas un
der the law the bank eould not loan
to one individual or company more
than 10 per cent of iu capital stock,
8200,000. Miller is the head of the
Miller Hernia Company, which has of
fices in Denver, Chicago and other
Reserve Already Being Bebullt
Hiawatha, Kan., May 20. The
sufferers at Reserve are being well
taken care ot Governor Morrill sent
his check for 8100, and the other citi
zens of this place sent 8500 more,
besides a carload or more of provisions
clothing and bedding. The four dead
were buried to-day, and the Injured
will be brought here.
The work of rebuilding the ruined
homes has begun, every idle workman
who could use a hammer, saw, trowel
or shovel being sent to Reserve by a
special train this morning.
The losses of Brown county farmers
alone amount to 875,000.
Prison Manufacturers Involved.
Columbus, Ohio, May 20. W. E. Jo
seph, chief clerk in the headquarters
office here of the Patton Manufactur
ing Company of the State prison at
New Albany, Ind., and of the plant at
Muncie, Ina., has been , appointed re
ceiver of the company in both places.
liis bond is 850,000. xne assets are
not known. Discrimination against
prison goods labeled by compulsion of
law is said to be the cause of the as
signment. A Kiss Thrower Fined.
Wichita, Kan., May 20. On the
trial of Mra Ashkraft and daughter,
Etta, for throwing kisses at J. F.
Fawcett, tailor, the police judge dis
missed the case against the widow,
fined the daughter 85 and rebuked the
tailor for bringing such a case into
court Miss Ashkraft pleaded that
she had kissed her hand to Fawcett
in a spirit of fun and her fine was re
mitted during good behavior.
The President's Saengerfest Promise.
Pittbbubg, Pa. , May 20. President
Cleveland has written to the executive
committee of the twenty-eighth na
tional saengerfest, which begins in
Pittsburg, June 8, that he will be un
able to attend, but will open the
saengerfest by the touch of an elec
tric button at the White house. A
flag of red, white and blue glass, at a
given signal by the President, will be
Macon Connty Rivers High.
iaACON, Mo., May 20. The Chariton
river, East Fork, Long Branch, Salt
river and other streams passing
through Macon county, are flood high
as a result of recent heavy rains. The
damage to early planted corn and oats
and wheat in the bottom lands is
,. Kicked to Death by a Horse.
Fulton, Ma, May 'Jo. James Par
sons, a well-to-do farmer who resided
seven miles south of this place, was
kicked by a horse and instantly killed
while leading another animal into his
stable. Parsons vas 50 years old, and
leaves a large family.
High Water About Rich Hill.
Rich Hill, Mo., May 20. This sec
tion has been visited by rain after
raid and the Marais des Cygnes river
is out of its banks and is spreading
over the bottoms and low lands. If
the downpour continues, a great dam
age is Certain.
Missouri Physicians In Convention.
Sedalia,Mo., May 20. The thirty-
ninth annual meeting of the medical
societies of Missouri began this morn
insr with Dr. C. 'Lester Hall of Kansas
Citv presiding, and about 200 mem
St- Louis Relief for Texass.
St., Louis, Ma, May 20. Nearly
81,600 was raised here yesterday for
the tornado sufferers in and about
Sherman, Texas, and all of it has been
sent there at once. It is proposed to
raise at least 85,000.
R. T. Van Horn is a candidate for
Congressman from the Fifth Missouri
Schlatter, the healer, is now oper
ating in the western part of Chihua
Edward W. Hoy, a Springfield drug
gist, is charged with planning the
bank robbery committed at Buffalo,
Frank L. Howe of Pine Bluff, Ark.,
who was shot by Deputy Constable
Goode, is dead.
The Illinois Democratic county con
ventions are almost unanimously in
structing for Altgeld for governor and
for free silver.
The Senate has passed the bill im
posing fine and imprisonment for
shooting at trains in the Indian ter
ritory. It now goes to the president
The gold standard Democrats of In
dlana are considering the presidential
booms of Russell and Olney, either of
whom would be preferable to Govern-
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M'CABE AND CRANSTON.
THEY ARE ELECTED BISHOPS BI
THE METHODIST CONFERENCE.
THE DEADLOCK BROKEN.
The Noted Mew York Divine Chosen on
the Fifteenth Ballot The Cincinnati
Minister Bneceaafal on the Nest
Voto Details of tha Pro
Sketches of Victors.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 20. Chaplain
McCabe and Dr. Earl Cranston are th
two new Methodist bishops, being
elected on the fifteenth and sixteenth
On the fourteenth ballot 514 votei
were cast, making 836 necessary to
choice. The leaden were Cranston,
261; McCabe, 258; Hamilton, 149; Butts,
123; Neely, 112; Bowen, 8J, and scat
Tho fifteenth ballot was at onct
taken and the tellers retired. Aftei
the transaction of a little business th
tellers returned and announced that
504 votes were cast, making 336 neces
sary to a choice. Of these U G. mo-
Cabe, of New York, received 344 votes;
electing him by eight votes. The voU
on others was: Cranston, 328; Butts,
118; Hamilton, 109; Neely, 50; Bowen)
30; scattering, 35.
Then the delegates began to cheei
and wave their handkerchiefs and
calls, for "McCabe," "Song," and
"Speech" arose from all parts of tin
halL Delegates rushed back to wher
he was altting and he was surrounded
by an enthusiastic following. In thi
first lull a motion to invite "Bishop
McCabe" to the platform was heard.
It was carried amid cheers, and as h
walked down the aisle cheers were in
cessant. lie declined to speak al
The sixteenth ballot was soon an
nounced, resulting in the election ol
Dr. Cranston as the second bishop. In
all' 50 votes were cast, making 33(
necessary for a choice. Of thesi
Cranston received 366. Cheers again
filled the hall, handkerchiefs wen
waved and applause continued foi
several minutes while Dr. Cranston
walked forward and bowed.
An attempt by Judge Caples of Ore
gon to make the election unanimous
was cried down.
The conference took up the eleotion
of two book agents for ew xoric
The nominations were Dr. Homei
Eaton of Troy, N. Y., C. R. McGee oi
New England. J. N. King of New
York, R. R. Daugherty of New York,
W, M. Swindetts of Philadelphia, G.
B. Manisof New York. East, W. M.
Evans of Central Pa., and John D,
Hammond of California. Dr. Buckles
then obtained the floor and moved
that nominations be made on a call ol
conference. This was carried.
Charles C McCabe was born Octobei
11, 1836, in Athens, Ohio. He entered
the Ohio conference in 1860 and wai
stationed at Putnam. In 1862 he be
came chaplain in the 122d Ohio Volun-
teer infantry. At the battle of Win
chester, Va., in June, 1962, while
looking after the wounded in the
field, he was captured and taken ta
Libby prison, where he remained
captive for over four months. Aftei
his release he rejoined bis regiment at
Brandy station, but with broken
health was sent back to the hospital
at Washington. He was invited, aftei
partial recovery, to speak at an anni
versary of the Christian commission,
and George H. Stuart, the presi
dent of that organiAtion, asked
Secretary Stanton to grant him
permission to make the tour oi
the great cities of tne united states
in the interests of that cause. Aftei
the war he re-entered the regulai
work of the ministry and was sta
tioned at Portsmouth, Ohio. In 1866
the Ohio conference called him into
the service of the Ohio Wesleyan Uni
versity. In lobs he first engaged in
church extension work and for six
teen years he traveled through the
length and breadth of the land and
sa w the work advance with unex
ampled prosperity upon every side.
In 1884 he was elected missionary sec
retary. Through his efforts the cry
"A million for missions, is now one
of the brightest facts in the history
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
Dr. Cranston was born In Scioto
county, Ohio, about sixty years ago
and graduated at Ohio university, tie
then became a traveling minister oi
the Methodist Episcopal church and
served in that capacity until the
breakine out of the war, when he en
listed and rose to the rank of captain
of the Sixtieth Ohio Volunteer In
fan try. In consequence he is now an
honorary member of the military
order of the Loyal Legion of the
United States. His service in the
church after the war was in Ohio con
ferences until he was transferred,
about 1880, to the Colorado conference,
where he became a presiding elder.
In 1884, upon the election of B-shop
Walden, he was chosen one of the
book agents of the Western Methodist
Book concerns in Cincinnati, and has
held that position until now. He has
always held a high rank as a pulpit
Tarsney's Nomination Farorably Reported
Washington, May 20. Senator
Teller of the judiciary committee of
the Senate, reported favorably the
nomination of Hon. John C. Tarsney,
at the Senate executive session last
No More Kansas Favors.
Washington, May 20. Speaker
Reed this afternoon refused to grant
the request of Congressmen Blue, Cur
tis and Broderick of Kansas to allow
the Fort Haves bill to come up. He
said that Kansas had received its full
share of government land, and that he
was not in favor of giving it any more.
The Longfellow cottage estate at
Nahant, Mass., where the poet wrote
most of his works, was destroyed by
fire. It was owned by Miss Alice
Longfellow, daughter of the poet, and
i -3 . 4 i,l nAr
was YBiuru au )4u,vwv.
READY TO BE CROWNED.
Cur and Csartaa of Bosste Arrive
Moscow, May SO. The arrival of
the czar and czarina yesterday may be
said to Inaugurate the festival season
in the celebration of the coronation,
for which the city and the whole em
pire bas made months of preparation.
The rain was pouring down in torrents
as the train arr.vad at the station, but
this seemed to have no effect upon the
loyal ardor of the people. The streets
were full of mud and the countless .
flags and streamers fluttered fitfully
in a gusty breeze.
The passage of the party through
the streets was greeted with great en
thusiasm, the route being lined with
great crowds of cheering spectators.
The movements oi ui uung unang
and Field Marshal Count Yamagata
are followed with the keenest popular
interest, while the Emir of Bohokara .
and his suite, in their magnificent
robes of gold cloth, and other Eastern
potentates in gala attire excite gen
Nearlv every nation on earth has
sent here a special ambassador or rep
resentative, and every province in the
vast Russian empire has sent a depu
tation, making an assemblage which
in itself forms an interesting et a no-
logical congress. The tribes of Sibe
ria and the Steppes, the Eskimos,
Poles, Finlanders, Laplanders, Cos
sacks, Tartars. Armenians, Georgians,
Calmucks, Circassians, Kurds, Chi
nese, Mongols and a dozen others in
strange, outlandish costumes, and un
known tongues, have come to Moscow
from all the ends of tne empire to
renew their homage to the great white
czar, the autocrat of all the Russia.
They are wandering the streets of
this ancient capital in motley throngs,
under tho wondering inspection of
other strange peoples, even from the .
Westernmost part of America, wno
have come this long journey for the
Hons Struck by Lightning.
St. Joseph, Mo., May 20. About 1
o'clock yesterday morning the country
residence of H. C Hedges, three miles
northeast of this city, was struck by
lightning and totally destroyed, to
gether with all its contents. Members
of the family escaped uninjured, xne
loss on house and contents is esti
mated at 86,000, about half being in
sured. Caught by Falling Walls.
Washington, May 20. A conflagra
tion which resulted in the loss of
almost 9250,000, in which three fire
men were killed and four seriously
injured by falling walls, occurred in
this city about 8 o'clock last night
Twenty-one buildings, with their con
tents, were totally destroyed in the
space of about two hours.
Demoeratte Convention Call.
Jkfkersos Citt, Ma, May 20. J.
W. Zevely, secretary of the Demo
cratic State Central Committee, hat
issued the official call for the Demo
cratic State nominating convention to
be held in this city August 5, 1890.
Kansas Crrt, Mo., May JO. -Wheat was a
little lower to-day. The few ear lots offered
by sample told for less than was asked for
wheat in store, but there was almost no de
mand, and bids were vet low.
Hard Wheat-No. S. Ke; No, 8. ISMe; No.
I. fci9e : rejected. S235e. Soft Wheat-No. i
tie; No. 3,30g58oi No. 4. 358 tie: rejected, 83
40o. Spring Wheat-No. i. 5454e; No. 8,
50i2o; rejected, 4o; rejected, 4550o;
white sprint wheat, 40854a. K
fom-No. Z. Z3iet No. a, scxai no. s, ue .
white corn, No. 8,H$; Net, 28s. -
Oats-No. 1 16o;- No. , Met Has, mvmho; ,
no grade, 126133; No. 2 whlteoatj, 19o; No.
Bye-No. 2. 32a t No, J, 82c; No. , we.
Bran-Weak, S7glJc in 1004b sacks; balk, So
Har-Timothy-Cholce, I1.50QltTOi No. 1,
10.W11..'0; No t No. , I5.509T.S0;
eboice prairie. $8.507.50; No. 1, SVS046.00;
No. 2, $4.ao5.00; No. s, J.au 4uj; no. ,;
Broom Corn Short andoommon, $20 per
ton; self-working, fair to good, $2583 per ton;
self-working, choice, $1050 per ton; dwarf
corn, $.0 til) per ton; all hurl, $25 J50 per ton,
accordion to quality. -
Eggs Kansis and Missonri strictly candled
stock. 7c per dos.: 7',c in new No. i eases.
Son them stock, So.
Ponltry Hens, &or springs, 14o per pound. ,
Turkeys Heus. 7c; gobblers, 6c; old, e.
Ducks 8c: geese, not wanted; pigeons, 90c
$1 per dozen.
Butter-Creamery, extra fancy saparator.
Ho: firsts, 13c; dairy fancy, scarce. 12o; fair,
lOo; store packed, fresh, T8c; packing
stock. Wfl. . '
Apples Only three varieties are to be f anno.
Lansingburg pippins $4.50 pir barrel; Ben
Dbvh, .0)a!MW ; Wine Sp. $5.SOg6.0J.
Potatoes Home grown, slow, 10!l")O in a
small way ; choice. So per bo. in car lots; fancy,
llo per bushel
Chicago Board ot Trade.
CmCAOaMay 20. The following is the range
of prices of the grain and provijioa market on
the Board of Trade;
September . .
Kansas Crrr.Mo.,May 20 Cattle-Kecelpts,
1,119; calves. 9; shipped yesterday, 480 cattle,
no calves. The market ranged from steady to
10 cents lower.
Dressed beef and export steers .004.00
Texas and Indian steers $2.fclTJ
Cows and heifers : $.'.0)i
Stackers and feeders KJ S-75
Calves $3 50 U5U
Hogs-Beseipts, K172; shippei yesterd-ay,
731. The market was wea k to S cents lower
and dull at the close. The top sale was $1.25
and the bulk of sales from $10 to S 1.
Sheep Beceipis, 8,8 9; shipped yesterday
1,101. The market was ictiva and strong.
Following sre to-day's sales.
132 lambs, 6i 3 75
t sheep, 80..... a
222 Ariz, 8i
99 Aria 89
15 sheep, H3
t sheep, 1
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