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Oh! Why Should the Spirit of Mortal be
Oh: -whv should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Iike a swift ilittinj? meteor, a fast Hying
A flash of the lijrhtninj?, a break of the wave,
V He passes from life to rest in his grave.
The leaves of the oak1 and the willow hall
Ha scattered around and together be laid;
And the young and the old and the low and
Shall moulder to dust and together shall lie.
The infant a mother attended and loved,
The mother that infant's affection who proved,
The husband that mother and infant who
Each, all are away to their dwellings of rest.
The maid on whose cheek, on whose brow, in
Shone beauty acd pleasure, her triumphs are
And the mom'ry of those who loved her and
Are alike from the minds of the living erased
The hand of the king- that the scepter hath
The brow of the priest that tfco miter hath
The eye of the sage and the heart of the
Are hidden and lost in the depths of the
The peasant whose lot was to sow and to reap,
The herdsman who climbed with his goats up
The beggar who wandered in search of his
Have faded away like the grass that we
The saint who enjoyed the communion of
The sinner who dared to remain unforgiven;
The wise and the foolish, the guilty and just.
Have quietly mingled their bones in the dust.
?o the multitude goes like the flower or
That withers away to let others succeed;
So the multitude comes, even those we be
To repeat every tale that has often been told
For we are the same that our fathers have
We see the same sights our fathers have
We drink the same streams, and view the
And run the same course our fathers have
The thoughts we are thinking our fathei-s
From the death wo are shrinking our fathers
To the life we are clinging they also would
But it speeds from us all like a bird on the
They loved, but the story we canDOt unfold;
They scorned, but the heart of the haughty is
They grieved, but no wail from their slumber
They joyed, but the tongueof their gladness
They died, ay, they died. We things that
That Avalk on the turf that lies over their
And make in their dwellings a transient
Meet the same things that they met on their
Yea, hope and despondency, pleasure and
Are mingled together with sunshine and rain;
And the smile and the tear, the song and the
Still follow each other like surge upon surge.
'Tis the wink of an eye, 'tis the draught of a
From the blossom of health to the paleness
From the gilded salon to the bier and the
Oh. why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
All Over the Statp.
The discovery of coal is reported at
Grapa Creek, near Niobrara.
Many of Banner county's farmers
will test the sugar beet this season.
A Wymore man shipped 10,000
bushels of corn to Chicago list week.
A. J. Gallantine of Kearney recently
ssld his handsome pacing bays for
Guy Ripley of "Weeping "Water
nearly severed his nose from his face
vhile whetting his knife. v
As a starter $4,000 has been raised
at York for a Catholic school. About
$9,050 is necessary to secure the insti
tution. "Wolves are so numerous in the vicin
ity of Barneston that, farmers have
difficulty in keeping thi from carry
ing off small pigs.
When the citizens of Wakefield have
nothing else to do they go out to Lo
gan creek and pull a wagon load of
fish in out of the wet.
Stock taken four years ago in the
Geneva load and building association
has already earned its face value and
is ready for withdrawal.
The Burlington is taking up the
rails on the main line between Exeter
and Grafton, and replacing them with
sixty-five pound steel rails.
Iiosa May, little daughter of "Wil
liam Stiles of Fairmont had both bones
of her arm fractured below the elbow
while being lifted by the hands.
The track layers are at work be
tween Randolph and Plainview, on the
Pacific Short Line, putting down
track at the rate of two and a half
miles per day.
The Masonic societies of Geneva will
not lay the corner stone of their new
temple, the grand master having re
fused a dispensation on technical
A. K. Conrad, a forger who escaped
from the Sterling, Col., jail, was cap
tured by Marshal Phillips of Kimball.
A reward of $50 was offered for his
The man who committed suicide at
Dunbar by throwing himself under a
Missouri Pacific train has been identi
fied as Bud Bales, a young man of Ne
Land seems to be very valuable in
Chase county, says the Lamar Leader.
.When the assessor comes around land
that will sell for $700 to $900 is listed
at $1,000 per quarter.
The conference of the anti-monopoly
republicans, held at Lincoln, Tuesday
night, resulted in the appointment of
a committee empowered to call a state
convention in the near future.
Mrs. Anna Parzak, wife of a well- to
do Bohemian farmer near Dodge, com
mitted suicide by throwing herself into
a well forty feet deep. Her husband
was an eye witness but was unable to
render any assistance.
Work will be commenced immedi
ately on the new fair grounds at Har
risburg. A track, fence, amphitheatre
and sheds will be built, and when com
pleted will bo a credit to Banner
R. D. McDonald and family, living
at Weeping Water, had a call the other
da7 to climb the golden stair in the
form of a poisonous can of salmon, and
it required the services of a physician
to save their lives.
The condemned Pulsifer murderers
in the Fremont jail are taking their
last sad farewells of their friends, but
the Tribune says they don't shake their
attorneys. They will stay by them
until the last dog is dead.
The body of Nels Trulson has been
found in Logan creek, Dodge county.
Trulson disappeared three or four
weeks ago and it was agreed by the
coroner's jury that death resulted from
suicide by drowning.
To establish a seminary at Weeping
Water the Methodist church of Ne
braska asks for. a building to cost
&10.000 -with carmras and endowment
of $20,000. The board of tirade now
has a committee at work on the project
A party of cowboys left Kimball for
the Big Horn basin, Wyo., Sunday,
with 600 head of cattle. Some of the
boys who have made Kimball their
winter headquarters for several years
will not return again on account of it
being too far from the cattle range.
A number of human skeletons have
been dicovered near Berwyn, Caster
county, a short distance from the place
where three skeletons were unearthed
several weeks ago. The bones, are said
to be those of white people, and it is
generaly believed they were mormon
immigrants who were massacred by
L. D. Richards, chairman of the re
publican state central committee, de
cided today to issue a call for a meet
ing of the committee at the Capital
hotel, Lincoln, on June 4. The pur
pose of this meeting is to fix the dute,
basis of representation and make other
preliminary arrangements for the state
An attorney at Holdrege recently
borrowed some money of a farmer to
pay for his house and for fear the the
honest old farmer would take undue
advantage of the helpless lawyer this
language was inserted in the mort
gage. "This instrument is to operate
only as a plain, honest Nebraska mort
gage, ono wherein the mortagee does
not, under color of the law, seek to
8 teal anything from the mortagors."
Flouring Mill and Elevator Burned.
Winona, Minn., May 15. Fire started in
the fire room of tne Winona mill com
pany's immense flouring mill alsout 3
o'clock this morning and the entiro plant,
including mill, elevator and surrounding
buildings, was destroyed. Every effort
was made to prevent the spread of the fire
to the manufacturing interests eastward.
The flames leaped hundreds of feet into
the air, while the heat was almost unbear
able. The total loss on the property is es
timated at $300,000; insurance $2C0,C00.
There were almost 25,000 bushels of wheat
in the elevator and 120,000 barrels of flour
in the intll. The company employed about
one hundred men. The mill had a capac
ity of 2.600 barrels and was about the finest
equipped building of the kind in the
An Original Package Case.
Banoob, Me., May 15. James McGuire,
respondent in an original package case,
was fined $100 and costs or ninety days in
jail by Judge Brett in the manicipal court
today, it being held that ha was amenable
to the state laws. He appealed to the su
South Carolina Farmers Kicking.
Columbia, S. 0., May 18. Democratic
farmers frcm all parts of the state have
been in conference here during the past
few days under the auspices of the Farm
ers association of South Carolina, for the
purpose of considering the desirability of
placing a farmers' state ticket in the field
at the coming election. They charge that
the element of the democracy now govern
ing the state has displayed gross misman
agement inefficiency and extravagance,
and assert that tha state has never had a
republican form of government but haB
been dominated and ruled by an "axiato
cratio oligarchy. " la has been decided to
put an independent ticket in the field.
Washington, May 15. In the senate to
day among the bills reported and placed on
the calendar were the following: The
senate bill to amend the laws relative to
shipping commiseioners and the house bill
granting a pwnelon to xatss vena, rarneu. ,
The senate than, at 12:40, resumed con
sideration of the silver bill and Mr. Teller
continued his argument in criticism of it.
Arter Mr. Coke had addressed tne seRate
in favor of the free coinage of silver, the
bill went over till tomorrow.
Washington, May 16. Mr. Edmunds,
from the judiciary committee, reported
back the house amendment to the anti
trust bill with an amendment thereto
striking out certain words and inserting
the words, "as that the rates of such trans
portation may not be raised above what is
just and reasonable." Agreed to and a
oonferenco committee appointed.
The silver bill was then taken up anc" the
discussion was continued at great length,
finally turning on the monthly debt state
ment? of the treasury, Mr. Inrall3 assert
ing tnat he had found in them "astound
ing, amazing, bewildering and irrecon
cilable discrepancies," Mr. Sherman under
taking to explain them and Mr. Allison
giving his views upon them.
Mr. Allison said there was an erroneous
but widespread belief in ttie country, par
ticularly in the west, that there was an im
mense amount of government money
stored up in the treasury, while in face the
real surplus was as stated by Mr. Sherman,
The silver bill went over without action
and the senate soon adjourned. .
Washington, May 17. The bills on the
calendar were taken up and the following,
among others, passed: To pay the as
signees of John Roach $38,840 for extra
work on the monitor Puritan and $20,274
for the care of the monitor Boanoke;the
senate bill to pay $20,000 to the daughters
of Joseph Henry, late secretary of the
Smithsonian institution, in compensation
for his public services; the senate bill
granting the state of South Dakota a sec
tion of land for an insane aeylum; the sen
ato bill to ratify and confirm the agree
ment with the Sykeston and Wahpeton
Indians for the sale and concession of their
reservation at $2.50 per acre; the senate
bill granting a building and one section of
land at Fort Sykeston to the state of South
Dakota for the use of the militia.
The senate bill appropriating $100,000 for
a bronze equestrian statue of General
Grant having been reached, Hoar suggest
ed that an equestrian statue was hardly
the proper mode of deing honor to General
Grant. Equestrian statues almost incum
bered the city of Washington. He had
hoped that when the great bridge across
the Potomac at Arlington, crossing the
boundary line between the two sections of
the country, was erected, as it wenld be, a
suitable memcrial woald be placed upon it
of Lincoln and Grant.
Edmunds hoped that, however, inade
quate in a long and final sense this eques
trian statue might be, and however much
congress might desire by and by to agree
on some memorial bridge or arch to py
further respect to Grant's memory, tMs
simple thing might be done now. He
moved to omit the word "equestrian" find
this was agreed to. The bill was further
amended by increasing the appropriation
to $3C0,0L0 and passed.
Washington, May 19 In the senate today
Mr. Hale, fiom the committee on apnropri
ations, reported back the annual naval ap
The silver bill as then taken up and
Mr. Dolph spoke in favor of the treasury
bill. He argued against the free coinage of
silver, behaving that It would stop the
coinage of gold, but thought international
bi-metalism was desirable.
Mr. Teller criticised the speech sharply
and Mr. Mitchell expressed dissent from
the views of his colleague.
On motion of Mr. Wilson of Iowa it was
ordered that the senate bill regarding im
ported liquors be taken up tomorrow.
After an executive session the senate ad
journed. Washington, May Z.0. The senate pro
ceeded to consider tha "original package"
bill. There was an address by Mr. Wilscn
of Iowa in favor of it. Mr. Yett opposed
Mr. Wilson f Iowa, who Introduced the
bill, addressed the senate in explanation
and advocacy of it, stating that it was
made necessary by the recent decision of
the supreme court. It was in response to
a suggestion contained in that decision
that congress could permit the exercise of
the restraining power of the state, audit
was for the purpose of giving that permis
sion that the bill had been Introduced and
reported. The effect would be to leave
such state to determine for itself what its
policy should be In regard to the traffic in
intoxicating liquors. At the present time
original package saloons were being or
ganized in his state. A package might be
a pint or a half pint; of whisky cr a keg
or a bottle of beer, ic was to put a stop to
sucn a practice and to recognize in every
state the power to regulate its own inter
nal policy that the bill was reported.
Mr. Vest said he was not abie to agree
with the majority of the committee in re
porting tha bill, because it would sweep
away the exclusive jurisdiction of the
United Bsates over interstate commerce.
The supreme court had decided emphatic
ally mai aiconoiio sumuiants were articles
of interstate commerce, and th9 power to
regulate commerce among the states and
with foreign nations was an exclusive
power vested in congress by the constitu
tion The intimation that congress might
delegate to a state tnat power was con
tained in a mere obiter dictum of that de
clsion. He Vest contended that it could
not be done. The supreme court had de
cided that tne power ox congress over
Interstate commerce was exclusive. If it
could be delegated in regard to one article
oi merchandise alcohol ,it could be dele
gated to any other artcile wheat, corn,
rice, oleomargarine, etc. Was the senate
going to make that new departure? Was
it on the mere dictum of the supreme court
to tear down the Darners or the constltu
tion? The question, he said, was whether
congress could delegate the power vested
in It by the constitution to any state or
nnmoer or states, lie believed it could not.
To do so would be to destroy the interstate
clause of the constitution and all purposes
for which it was enacted. So far from hav
ing any uniformity there would be. in that
case, diversity and host.'lity. Missouri
would shut out one article. Kansas another.
Iowa another, and so on, until there woedd
be cnaos irom one end of the union to the
Mr. Edmunds remarked upon it as a curl
ous and iaterestlng circumstance that a
condition of things had been reached
when, according to the debate, and ac
cording to the judgment cf the supreme
court, the states had no power to deal with
the subject, and congress had no power to
deal with it. The result was that there
was in every man in one state an inherent,
individual, personal right to carry into
another state what that state might con
eider injurious to its eafety, there to sell
it, and that congress had no power to stop
it, and that the states could not stop it un
less congrees gave them that power. It
was only necessary to stata such a propo
sition to show that somewhere, either
in the supreme court or in the sen
ate, there was a fault in the losrio
of somebody. He did not feel embar
rassed by the fact that the supreme court
had taken the largest step ever taken
within a hundred years. In the republia,
towards the centralization of power some
where, either in the supreme court or in
congress. He did not believe in centraliz -tion
of power. Ha believed in its segrega
tion and - separation In every respect.
Speaking of the importation of intoxicat
ing liquors into a state, Mr. Edmunds
claimed that once they got there, they
were, whether in the hands cf the natives
or not, the subject of state laws, and - that
was what the euDreme court would come
to within the next twenty years. The con
stitution declared that congress should
have power to reeulate commerce amoug
the states and left to the states tbe power
to deal with objects of commerce after
they got there.
After further discussion the bill went
over without action.
Washington, May 15. In the house to
day Mr. MeKialey, frcm the committee on
rules, reported a resolution providing that
the house shall meet at 11 o'clock and that
after the reading cf the journtl and the
disposal of the conference reports the
bouse shall go iuto committee of the whole
on the tariff bill; that the bill shall be read
through, commencing with paragraph 111,
and shall be open to amendment in any
part of the bill following paragraph 110,
and that on Wednesday next at noon tae
bill, with the pending amendments, shall
be reported to the house.
After some debate the resolution was
adopted 129 to 93
Messrs. Morrill, Sawyer and Yoder were
appointed conferees on the senate depend
ent pension bill. The house then went
into committee of the whole on the tariff
bill. The reading of ' this bill consumed
the remainder of the day and at its conclu
sion the committee rcse and the house
took a recess.
The house at its evening session. Mr.
Perkins acting as speaker pro tern, and Mr.
Allen of Michigan as chairman of the com
mittee of the whole, passed 139 private
pension bills, at 10:30 a. xu. adjourned.
Washington, May 16. In the house this
morning, on motion of Mr. Dannell of Min
nesota, the senate bill was passed author
izing the registration of census mail mat
ter. The house then went into committee
of the whole on the tariff bill.
Along debate ensued, principally de
voted to the consideration of the subject of
farm mortgages and politics.
Mr. Mansur of Missouri secured the floor
and aroused the indignation ef the Iowa
republicans by the statement that they
had been repudiated by their people. The
house was In an uproar for a few minutes.
a dozen members being on their feet vocif
erating and the remainder cheering them
on. When the uproar subsided, Mr. Mansur
claimed that no was entitled to the lloor.
The chair said the gentleman's time had
expired three minutes before and that he
had. been trespassing cn parliamentary
law. The gentleman had been taking ad
vantage ot the chair's good nature to insult
the house and lower his own standing.
Pending the vote the committee rose and
the house took a recess
The house at its evening session, Mr. Per
kins of Kansas in the chair, passed seventy
one private pension bills. The only inci
dent of the evening was the applause which
followed the announcement by Mr. Caruth
of Kentucky that his colleague, Mr. Carlisle
had been selected by acclamation as the
successor of the late Senator Beck. The
applause was participated In by members
on both sides of the house. Adjourned at
Washington, May 17. In the house today
a conference was ordered on the senate
anti- trust bill.
The house then went into committee of
the whole on the tariff bill.
f the committee amendments were
disposed of Bajne of Pennsylvania, speak-
to a verbal amendment, sent to the clerk's
dosk and had read a letter from James
Campbell of Pittsburg, Pa, denying the
statements reflecting upon his character
made a few days since by Bynum of Indi
ana and Wilson of West Virginia. In the
letter he strongly attacks those gentlemen
Springer said the letter wa3 unworthy of
being put on tbe record of the house and
unworthy of the gentleman who pre
After half an hour of uproar Bynum se
cured the flaor amid comparative quiet
and sa,d Campbell's affidavit was to the ef
feet that Wilson and he had said that $15 a
month was enough to pay for any glaes
mower, in nis aistrici wnere he was
known, the affidavit had not been circu
lated, but it had been circulated in Wilson's
district. He had telegraphed to the West
Virginia papers denouncing Campbell as a
liar and penurer smce the srentleman from
Pennsylvania constitutes a sewer through
which this attack of Campbell made its
way into record.
Cheadle of Indiana made the point of
order that the language was out of order.
the chair thought the word "sewer" in
this connection hardly parliamentary.
Bayne I wltheraw it then and say
"conduit pipe." I have simply to Bay that
I did the other day, knowing full well the
meaning of the words and that I was re
sponsible for them, denounce Campbell as
a liar and a peijarer. I want to stiynow
that I accept and am willing to believe
that I have aa great confidance in the char
acter of Campbell aa I have in the charac
ter of the gentleman who makes this at
tack upon me. (Excitement and uproar.)
Cutcheon demanded that the words be
taken down, while Morgan of Mississippi
stood in front of the chairman's desk and
urged that both the letter and speech be
striken from the record. He feared they
might lead to trouble outside of the house.
The offensive words were taken down
and reported from the clerk's desk.
Cutcheon moved that the committee rise
and report the words to the houRe for ac
tion. This was agreed to 120 to 99.
The words having been leported to the
house, Breckinridge of Kentucky moved
the point of order that there was nothing
in the report of the committee tr Bhow
that there had been no intervening busi
ness before their utterance and report to
The speaker overruled the point of order
on the ground that he must be governed
by the report made to him bythe chairman
of the committee and must assume that
the committer acted according to the
On motion of Struble of Iowa the appeal
was laid on the table yeas 126, nays 105.
Cutcheon then offered the following:
Resolved, That the member from Indi
ana, William D. Bynum, invthe language
used by him in the committee of the whole
and tasen down and reported to the bouse
and read at the clerk's desk, has been
guilty ef a violation of the rules and privi
leges of the house and merits the censure
of the house for the same.
Resolved, That the said William D.
Bynum be now brought to. the bar of the
house by the sergeaut-s,t-arm3 and there
the censure of the house be administered
by tbe speaker.
- McKiniey regretted the occurren
deeply, but the only thing left for the ra
tleman from Indiana to do was to say to
the house that he had violated its rules
and violated the decorum which belonged
to this parliamentary body. Republican
Springer demanded a division of the res
olutions, and the first resolution, declaring
that Bynum merited the censure of tue
house, was adopted. Yeas 126. nays 103.
The second resolution, providing for the
presence of Bynum before the bar of the
house, was also adopted yea9 120, nays
Wd. McKenna oi uaiuornia voting in the
Then, leantns' on the arm cf Halman, By
num appeared at the bar, accompanied by
ail of his democratic associates wiio couid
find room in the limited space and who
were loud In their appiause.
Ixe speaker obtained order and requested
the gentlemen to take their seats.
Springer, acting as spokesman ror nis
party, declined to do so.
Bergeant-at-Arms Holmes then satd: "Mr.
Bynum, by tne resolutions of the house of
representatives you are required to appear
before the bar of the house to receive tbo
censure of tbat body through the speaker."
The speaker again requested the mem
bers to take their seats and again the dem
ocrats refused to comply. Tha Eponker
then said calmly: "The house of repre
sentatives perceives that it is impossible
for the chair to enforce order on account
of the action of certain membera Tae
chair will therefore proceed to do its duty
under the present condition of disorder.
Mr. William D. Bynum, jou are arraigned
at the bar of the house for having .trans
gressed the rules by your remarks. For
this offense the house desires that you
should be censured at its bar. , In the name
of tbe house, therefore, I pronounce upon
you its censure. The sergeant-at-arms will
now release you." . .. .
Bvnum Under such circumstances I aa-
cept the censure of the house aa a decora
tion ef honor. Democratic applause.
The nou.ee at 10:30 adiourned. Thus
ended one of the most exciting incidents
of the session. . , ;
Washington, May 19. The house went
into committee of the whole on the tariff
bill todav. Mr. Wilson of West Virginia
took the floor on a question of personal
privilege Ha made a statement concern
ing the controversy between : Bayne,
Bynum and himse'f about the Campbell
affidavit. He asked Mr. Bayne if he en
dorsed the charges contained in Campboli'f
letter so far as iney applied to him (Wilpon)
and Mr. Bayne replied expressing regret
that the centre versy had occurred, aad de
nied that he intended any reflection on
either Mr. Bynum or Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wil
son then said he had no further statement
to make and the subject was dropped.
The committee then proceeded to the
consideration of the tariff bill, and utter
Rome discussion regarding tax on tobacco,
t.h e committee arose and the house ad
A Bad Outlook for Crops.
Des Moines, la, May 18. Reports from
two-thiids of the counties rf Iowa show
that the last week has been uv usually cold
and injurious froBts have appeared on
nearly every clar morning. Cn the morn
ing of the 16fch there was a heavy frost
with ice la all parts of the state. The full
extent of the damage resulting therefrom
is not yet ascertained, but it is evident
that email fruit and tender vegetation in
thj gardens suffered materially. There
have been copious rains, greatly relieving
tbe farmers who had . begun to fear a
drought Tbe general condition of crepe
throughout the state is no; encouraging to
hope for a full average yield, but with
seasonable rains and temperature during
the balance of tbe summer the narvest may
show ample returns. Corn planting is gen
eraily completed and the seed is germinat
A Terrific Storm.
Woosteb, O., May 20. A terrific cyclone
wave, rain and hall storm passed over
parts of Congress, Canan, Chester and
Chippewa townships, this county, between
3 and 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, doing a
tremendous amount of damage. The storm
swept section is three miles in width and
eighteen in length. The most serious cam
age was done in and near the villages of
Congress and Rowesberg. In Congress
every pane of glass facing north and west
unprotected bv blinds was broken by the
hail stones, which fell to the depth of eight
inches on the level. Entire orchards and
strips of oak timber were blown down or
twisted to the ground. Many nouses, barns
ar d o ut building were unrooted or blown
down. At Rowesberg the hail fell to
depth of eight to twelve Inches on the
level and drifted to a depth of thirty-two
Inches. Hundreds of sheep were killed by
State Boards of Health.
Nashviixk, Tenn., May 20. The national
state boards of health convened in this
city this morning. A number of papers
bearing on subjects peitainicg to health
were read. A resolution was adopted that
upon the outbreak of yellow fever or
other dangerous communicable diseases,
renderlrg the establishment of a quaran
tine necessary, this conference urges such
co-operation in the administration on the
part of the United States as will confine
the disease to the point of the initial at
tack. Daring a discussion of the most
feasible plans for promoting the proper
comprenension of the principles and prac
tice of hygiene, Dr. Rouch of Illinois spoke
bitterly of the legislature of his state, and
concluded the allegations were venal, not
even excepting the press. Dr. Plunkett of
Tennessee defended the press.
Thirty-four People Killed.
Havana, May 19. During a fire in a hard
ware store last night a barrel of powder
exploded. The whole structure was blown
to pieces and twenty-two people were
killed. Among the dead are four fire chiefs
the Venezuelan consul, Senor Francisco
Silva, who happened to be In front of the
building at the time of the explosion.
In addition to the killed over hundred
persons were Injured.
The explosion caused the wildest excite
ment throughout the city and thousands
flocked to the scene of the disaster. The
principal authorities were promptly on
the ground, and did everything in their
power to aid the Injured. Several houses
adjacent were damaged by the explosion.
Later The number dead up te this even
ing is thirty-four. Gangs of men are at
work on the debris. Many human limbs
have been taken out. The relatives of the
missing persons have gathered on the spot,
and as the bodies are brought out the
scenes are distressing. The proprietor of
the wrecked hardware store was arrested.
It is feared that there are several more
victims in the ruins.
Paris, May 18. The ammunition factory
at St. Etiennes has received an order from
the Russian government for a quantity of
cartridges loaded with smokeless powder
equal to the supply for 1 ,000,000 rifles.
Miss Blaine Weds Damrosch.
Washington, May 18. Miss Margaret
Isabelle Blaine, daughter of tho secretary
of state, was mar: led at 1 o'clock this
afternoon to Walter Damroscr. of New
York at the residence of the. bxlde's parents.
A sharp Ilebnke.
LsAvsNwoBtH, Kan., May 17. Assistant
Attorney General W. W. Black today ap
plied for an injunction against the Nation
al hotel, one of the largest houses in the
city. The evidence adduced during the
hearing of the cppllcatit n before Judge
Grrz'er cf the district court disclosed the
fact that the hotel keeper has been for
feiting a bond of $3C0 per month regularly
lor seme monthp. Judge Crczler held tea;
for lorfeiture of an appearance bond.
wuen uo enort was afterwards made to
pjos? cute, was tbe infliction of a penalty
and mat a criminal could not db punlBaed
twice for the same effanso. He refused
rio injunction nnd eaid hs did not want
any more such cases brought to his court.
it an honest effort wasmads to enforce tbe
law, the law could be enforcod, but If
bands were forfeited reruJarly, that was a
condonation of the offense and no injunc
tion could be obtained against cucla - a
placo under thesa clreutc stances.
' A Slaughter of Dahomians.
Pabis, May 19 The Temps publishes a
dispatch from Senrga etatlng that tho
French have captured Segen hud Oaosen-
hougan aftr conflicts with the Dahomians.
The forces of tat Dahomi&ns at tbe battle
which took place April 25, numbered 1,509.
All of them were killed. The French loss
was- fifteen killed and ecYentr-tTO
Tho Work of Revision.
Saratoga, N. Y., May 18 When the ess-
Blon of the Presbyterian general assembly
opened today tho commltteo on the revi
sion of the confession of faith and tho cate
chism reported that they had completed
their task on confession and asked to be
continued lor that on the catechism. This
was done. The board of relief for dis
abled ministers and widows and orphans
of deceased ministers presented it annual
report. Tb number of beneficiaries on
the ion is tM. the income of the board
from all sources was $159,000 for the year
and the expenditures $144,000, leaving a
balance of jd.uaj. a resolution was
adopted urging the churches to raise not
less than 150,000.
llavanua lias a Horror.
Havana, May 18. Darli.g a fire In a hard
ware store last night a barrel of powder
exploded. The whole structure was blown
to pieces, ava twenty-two pers -ns killed.
Among the dead are four fire chiefs, and
the Venezuelan consul, Senor Franc3no3
Siva, who happened to be In front of tbe
balding at the time of the explosion. In
addition to the killed over 100 persons aro
injured, The explosion caused tho wildest
excitement throughout the city, and thou
sands flocked to the scene of the disaster.
The principal authorities were promptly
on the ground and old everything In their
power to aid the injurod. Saveral houses
adjucent were damaged by the explosion.
Big; Clean-Up at Deadwood.
Deujwood, S. D., May 17. Tho first regu
lar clean-up of the Deadwood iciorinatlon
works was completed last night. Some
800 pounds of sulphides resulted, running
$7 50 per pound, lor I6.000.- The c!ean-un
represents a run of twenty day, or 360
tons ot ore, and 1.1 eminently satisfactory
to local stockholder. Assays of tailings
sho .v an average of la gold, or a no
saving of 91 per cent of the full avsay of
ore. The sulphides are this time shipped
to Omaha, but will hereafter be retorted
An Old Story.
Washington, May 16. Tbe house of rep
resentatives has passed a bill to repeal the
timber culture aot, as it has done in every
congress for several years, but the senate
committee on publio lauds will not aucept
it, and has prepared a substitute repealing
both the timber culture and the pre
eruption low in the same bill. The meas
ure has not yet been reported to the sen
ate, but its consideration by the committee
will piobably be oompleted on Monday
Tho bill, as It stands now. repeals te tiru
ber cultnre act, but provides that the re
peal shall not affect any valid rights here
tofore accrued, but all bona fide claims
lawfully initiated may be perfected in the
samo manner and upon the fsami condi
tions tkB heretofore and any person whope
has made on enlry under the timber cul
ture act and who has for four years m
gooi faith complied with the provisions of
said law, shall bo entitled to" make final
proof and acquire title to the same by the
payment of $L25 per cere. The desert
land act Is amended in the bill by a iding
to it a provision requiring tho parly enter
ing land under tbat aot to fclo a map show
ing the mode contemplated for Irrigation
and the source f the water to be used for
Irrigation. The bill also repeals the pre
emption law and leaves all public land?
subject only to settlement under the home
Another Mine Horror.
WiXKESBAtBE, Pa. , May 16 At 1 0 o'clock
this morning it was reported that the res.
cuing parties had penetrated the mine at
Ashley and found nineteen miners dead.
Six men are still mif sing and it is more than
likely they, too, ore all dead. The scene aa
the nineteen dead and charred bodies were
being brought out was heartrending. Men,
women and children shrieking and groalng
fell upon their knees, lifted their handt
and their eyes toward heaven and prayed
for the dead. General Superintendent
Phillips, in an interview with an as&ectatod
presB reporter, said the men lost their Uves
through the negligence of Assistant Mine
Ro?b Allen, who insisted upon relighting
nis lamp in the presence of a large volume
of gas. Had he not done so the men now
dead could all have been rescued alive.
Boss Allen, who was rescued alive last
night, died this morning.
Convicted of Manslaughter.
Nexson, Neb., May 18. Tho jury In the
Stevens case brought in a verdict yester
day morning of manslaughter, with lm
prisonment for five years in the peniten
tiary, elevens' lawyer conducted the de
fense on the ingenious theory that in self
defense Stevdns shot Sherman in the back
of the neck and waited over a month, utll
he was arrested, before ho admitted the
killing. Court adjourned till nexi term.
Stbacuse, N. Y.,May 16. Miss MoJlie
Westphal has been engaged to Thomas
Rand for some time. Yesterday afternoon
she saw him chatting with a lady friend
on the street. She we at to her home and
took a coeo of laudanum. Her life was de
spairedofand Rand was sent for. Her
father denounced him as a murderer.
After four hours Ml38 Westphal regained
consciousness and at 10 o'clock she and
liana were married. Today the young
woman is nerseif again.
Four Lads Buried Alive.
New York, May 16. Four lads, ranging in
age from lour to eignt years, were
buried by a falling clay bank in South
The United Slates Labor oo.nin'm. !,..
has deciled tliut tluveoUfCtifu ot u
Isllcs reliitius tol-ulldin ;:s-oci.ilk .
does not como within the 80vpj u
co us us law.
A man with a Lead full of conf i f
ana muddled Mchs uc.j i i t r v. o.
Tho man whoso brain i full of h
dea3 can -pot alon very well - villi
After 'so inrsny yo;ii grocernrTVMt
business is getting into tii pii;or
channels at Washintoii. Tint ucaiii r
bureau lias ouo over t th nviKenl
tural department and t'.i ? jvn,U;i
branch will ba transferred D tho u.r
The Now Century dab of I'hil-i 'I
phla is said to by tho largest wop-kmi'.
club in tho country. It i ilcie. to
the interests of self-supp.jrt'ivx wo um.
and its reprcscntntioL em bra
Industry in which women arc e iujoi-
The body of Lucy Zaratw tho Mexi
can, dwarf, who died recently oi
railroad train ia tho West, w.;-. -!;!;-
ped by r til to Mexico, bat it wu.t h.-i I
at El Taso, Texas, i:ntll tho MxLun-
custom house was puid an import u.r.
A SI ELI E lllVES CllANM.lt 8iv:n a
have made a dcciderlscii-ut-on in iVu-i.
Not only has un artist co.r:mtt--l
suicide for lovo of her, b;;t -evvr.il
other younj Frenchmen s.-Ji hv'lin I
to do tho sumo thin. Well, lot U.ft
good work o on.
Lonn Acton is consLlctvd i'n'mvi
le.irned riian in England. Ho i- .
llomaii catholic, and in ;idi lien ' In
barony ha a Uaroncury. Hi lib :i -y
contains no losj than lii ),(0J v.';ii;. ,.
all of which aro c iroru'.lv wto -t r i. :ni
number jimo:i Ihetn sumo ver im.u
Uaknuy McCIuikk. a rod cir!:ty-:i v-v
who haa been in priso.i 1 1; i ::y-:":va
years of his life, plo iCod ,r .iiiy Ui
Rochester to In rcony. raying he ii.iu
home nor friunJs i.iul wanted to t
prison for life. The jud.ju tf .vo th
old man a fourteen tnonlhV sentoiiju i
W. II. Smith, tho leader of tho
British house of commons, lias roeontly
built a new church ;it l'ortsua at a co:l
of moro than 110,00.). He has no in
terest in the placo whatever, but hap
pening to visit it for a "day on fovorn-
meut business he noticed that it great
ly needed a new rhnroh.
The records of Catlo (i.udo-i extend
back to May 5. 1817, iho date of
organization of tho boarJ of commi
sioners of eroi2rration. and siaeo that
time nearly 10,000,000 immigrants
tho exact number lo January 1, 1800,
is 9,039,635, or about or.u-sixth of the
entiro population of tho United Statu
have been landed there.
Accoudinu to oHicial nc.-Nvnits the
average senator of tho United Stales
uses up two and one-half cuspidors an
nually during thj time Mi.Mit in Iho
senate chamber and is allowed oalv li
cents' worth of ronJ Lily" perfum
ery per year, nnd yet he eomptaSin
that it id the ncw-papcr that havo
brought the senate '-into b;..l odio-."
New York is in danger of going dry.
According to tho report of thj llxdto
board thcro were in that city In 1SS
8,885 places licensed for tho sale oi
liquor, including 5,874 liquor f-aioas,
194 alo and beer saloons, l.i'itJ ah,
beer and wine sa'oons, 152 restaurant.,
202 hotels, oo stoauiboat-s a id 1.0 S
groceries, drug and whclesulo liquor
Laws relating to the adminbtr kVt.,t
of the estates of deceased persons s e,:i
to have been enacted for the cx-tosi
purpose of enriching t'no pocket.- cf
probato-court lawyers. Samuel Wu!.
a New York millionaire, died s r:so
twolvo years ago and to-day the litiga
tion over hia property continue-.,
although there is but a tithe of ih-
Sir Walter Raleigh was tho tirst
that landed a colony of English t.-o;!s
in this country. Having recciv d fruia.
Queen Elizabeth a charter which gavo
him a large territory in Amcria, ho
sent out an exploring expedition in
1854, ninety-two years after the dis
covery by Columbu9. This expedition
was commanded by two captain41,
named Arridns and Borlowe. Tht-y
lauded on what is now known a North
The boundary lino between the
United States and Canada is not "im
aginary," as most people suppose.
The fact is the liue is distinctly mark
ed from Lake Michigan to Alaska by
cairns, iron pillars, earth cuouuds, and
timber clearings. Thero are 353 of
theso marks between the Lake oi ho
Woods and the base of tjie Rootcy
Mountains. Tho British place! one
post every two miles and the United
States one between each British post.
Tho posts are of cast-iron, and cst oa
their faces are the words "Convention
of London, Oct 20, 1818." Where tha
line crosses lako3 mountains of stones
have been built projecting eight feet
abovo high-water mark. In forests
the line is defined by felling tre3 for
a rod yride.
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