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THE BED CLOUD CJ11EF, IWIDAY, MAY 2. 1!)6.
GEN. WARNER DISCUSSES
Sllter Prospect" (iiioil- I lulu nf Iciuii Held j
.Most Atullutilc If tti-tiiii( rutn M-oulil llr
(litre fur free -liter (lood Wo-- if for
Slide, Teller ntul Cittiicrrii.
CiiH'Atm, May 21. Ot-'irtul A. I.
Warner (if Murlctlr, Ohio, president
of till American lilmctullic I'likm, Is
In thu city to consult with the local 10
to I men regarding tlio meeting of the
executive committee of the Aincrlciin
ltlmetulllc Union. A short time ago
he hclicvcil that liolh the Itopublican
mid Democratic conventions would lie
eontrolleil by the gold htamhinl men,
hut he thinks otlierwi.se now. lure
ply to the question: "Do you think
the silver sentiment will control the
National iVinucrntie convention," he
sti hi; "I'ii to within it month of this
time 1 did not be'ieve it woulil, for I
thought tliu Ailinmistriilion liillucncc,
in the etnl, would control
the convention, Tim drouth of the
dlter sentiment, or, rather. Its maul
Testation, at the lleiuocraliu primar
ies, in the selection of delegates, litis
been astonishing even to enthusiastic
silver men like mysclt, and now it
seems almost certain that this senti
ment will continue to grow until the
convention meet in Chicago In .lulr.
1 believe the silver sentiment will
control the convention, and that the
Democrats will adopt a silver plat
form and nominate free coinage can
"If the Democrats adopt nu out and
out free silver plunk, what will the
silver men do at their convention in
St. Louis .Inly !-l'r
"We are for the cause. Silver must
unite and not divide and if the Dem
ocratic national convention adopts a
straight oiil-und-ont bimetallic 'plat
form and nominates safe candidates
on biich a platform, there will be no
course open to the silver men but to
join on that plutfnrin and vote for
such candidates. Then then would
he no excuse for another silver party.
'Unite and eoiiiiior.' is our w ateh word.
Division means defeat.''
"Who would you consider a 'safe
candidate' to be nominated by the,
Democrats on a silver platform'.'"
"(Hi, there are several. K.x-Oov-cmor
Holes of Iowa, who has just won
a victory in the llawheye State, un
doubtedly would be a safe candidate.
With Senator Itlnckhuru of Kentucky,
Senator Morgan of Alabama, oV,
perhaps, better to suit the People's
party, .Ititlge Caldwell of St. Louis,
on the oilier end of the ticket, it
would make a very strong one. "'
"Suppose the gold men control the
"Then the silver convention, which
will meet in St. Louis .Inly I!', will
Jintne silver ticket utid call upon the
fiilver men of the whole country to
support it, irrespective of parly."
"What ticket would bu named by
"If a Democrat Is selected to head
the ticket I do not think a better
could be uauieil than that of .1. C. Sib
ley of I'ennsvlvanla, but If a I.epub
llcan it doubtless would be Senator
Teller of Colorado or Senator Don
Cameron of Pennsylvania, with the
chances probablv in favor of Teller."
QUAY CALLS ON M'KINLEY.
Iho I'x-iotcriior Meet 4 tin' Senator
With IIU family C.irrl.ii;,-.
Cavio.v, Ohio. .May 2:1 United
States Senator M. S. Quay of Penn
sylvania, accompanied by .1 Hay
Ilrown of Lancaster, i'.i., arrived hero
this morning and was met by c.vOov
ernor McKluley with his family car
riage. Senator Quay declined to talk
as to the object of his mission, saying
merely that he was paying Mr.' Mc
Kluley a friendly visit.
TEN OKLAHOMANS KILLED
Minor of 11 Tornado- at four IlKTinnt
Points Mail) IIoiim-h DfKtro'iil,
(.I'Tiiisii:, Ok., May '.a At I M mo ml,
yesterday, twenty houses were de
stroyed by a tornado, accompanied by
n rainfall, and Harvey Kieli and hia
daughter were hilled.
Twelve houses were demolished and
forly or 11 fly head of stock were
killed in the vicinity of White Fugle.
At llluek Dear, .John (lodgers and
wife were killed by falling timbers,
while a farmer named Wniie was
killed and all the members of his fam
ily injured tiy their Imuse being
blow n down on them.
At Cushiuir. live persons were killed.
They are Harris .Melntyre and daugh
ter, Itilia, .letinte WilmVr. I'eter Davis
and son, 1'r.ink Davis. I he storm
came up from tlie south and traveled
north, where it collided with another
storm coining from the west. It is re
ported that 5:'.Wo damage was done
to property and stock in the (Kago
country, and sever..' lives are reported
SWOLLEN DY RAINS.
The J'N'I ilpol lilvf-r iiuiitj; it ip'.iit)
v i , it .: x ,
. t.it.ti iihii..i3 Atioui Alton.
St. Loris, Mo., May .:. The river
is rising steadily because of the heavy
rain storm which have swvlle.l Its
tributaries in this and adjoining
hlates. At Alton, 111., tliu river stands
on the, olllciul gunge twenty feet
nbovolow water matx. within eleven
feet of the famous deluge of J8!l.', and
U .still rising rapidly. The river is
fairly out of its luius and thousands
of acres of low lands are being Hooded
with their growing crops. Tenants
are endeavoring to get away to higher
ground, but many of thuiu" cannot do
t,o wiMiout help,
Itcform I.uailrri Fciiti-urnt t'lipnj iil.tr.
l'i:roi:i. May -'!. Tim revised sen
tenccs of the reform prisoners have
been unfavorably received and a
great rco!ution of feeling Is evident
timong the Afrikanders. Comp'.lca
lions tire sure to arise, and tliu wildest
talk is Indulged In. The feeling that
tliu IlritUh government will not inter
fere causes dismay Harnato lias
closed the mini's and bus discharged
the men belonging to the company ho
controls. The burghers are blgning a
petition for the release of the prison
ers in the interest of the commercial
mid iniulncr interests of tlio country.
NEVER ANYTHING LIKE IT.
fir lilttin Arnold Dcseriliid the ,',tr'
I.onhov, May .''. Sir Edwin Ar
nold, who went to Moscow on behalf
of the Dally Telegraph, in his dis
patch to that paper, describing the
scene til the Kremlin ami the entry of
She car into Moscow, says: "Why
cannot one write in colors'.' There
was never anything seen on any stage
liho the living kaleidoscope of fanci
ful attire of fantastic hues and em
bellishments visible around me, par
ticularly In the Oriental element, and
all tliu lar Kastern nations The ofll
eials from Khiva wore, magenta col
ored velvet lobes, gold embroldeieil
and sugar-loaf Mats, Now China
contributed a dazzling group with
Powered satin frocks and Vermillion
buttoned hats. Now n bevy of
magnates fiom Lake lluiknl astound
the eye with fur trimmed brocade and
long red boot. Now I recognize the
gray surtout and umber eapstring.s of
the ( oceans and trv one of them with
tt greeting in .lanancse. Me politely
murmurs. Some of the Khirgiz. Tal
lin's then appear in yellow silk and
scarlet shawls, outdoing all, taud tit 11
window of tlio liotlinuoy Dvor there
is a beautiful vision of a Circassian
lady in black and orange brocades,
glistening Willi pearls and turquoises.
1 abandon in despair the polychro- i
matlc aspects of the pageant.
"Che Cossack guard was glorious,
uniformed in scarlet and irohl. riding
little, weedy, Human nosed I krainu
migs, witli only a suatlle and bridle
ami witli gold and black baudeliers,
looking quite lit to pace in front of the
c.ar. Alter these eaii.e upon the
scene almost the ehiet interest for me
personally, since 1 saw gravely rid
ing along as the vassal friends
of the great white Uhii.il all the
chiefs of tlie 1 Vn trai Asian king
doms and provinces, over which
Ills eagles cast the shadow of their
wings They passed demurely upon
noble Arab stallions, the very least
timong them mounted upon animals
covered ft 0111 crest to haunch wdth tlie
costliest trappings of silver ami gold
cloth. I ul these, and other parts l
the pageant paled before tlio grand
master of ceremonies, borne haughtily
onward in siieii a golden chariot as I
thought existed only in heaven or in
classical pictures, holding u wand of
gold topped with an emerald as big as
"l'.ut here at last comes the august
object of this unparalleled manifesta
tion, the successor and heir of Ivan
the Terrible. His litiuilsomu and
iiianiy young countenance is pale
witli the ptodlgious sensation which
such a scene must naturally exeile,
and holds his gloved right hand
almost perpetually to his regimental
cap. He bends his head gently to
this side am! that to acknowledge tliu
boundless welcome. livery 111:111 is
bareheaded and every woman is wav
ing a handkerchief or shawl or vio
lently crossing her loyal bosom in a
prayer for 'the little father.'
"The ez.arina also sat alone, dressed
wholly in white, even the jewels,
pearls ami diamonds, .sccmiuir 'to mar
by their color tlie elieetof this pure
apparel, which caused her to resemble)
a marble saint within tiL'oldcu shrine,
Most unmistakable were the a (lection
ami loyalty of the crowd and I saw
more than one poor peasant woman's
eyes till with tears ol sheer joy to be
Hold this fairladv. One honest fullow
fell upon his knees to say his prayers
as lliouu;!) he had seen something di
vine, till a Cossacic bundled him bade
into tlie crowd.''
It would lie impossible to overdraw
tlie splendid picture presented by the
procession and by the illumination-. prevailed and the business of the Sen
No money lias been spared to make , ,u(. was suspended while the sergeant-
1111 coronation icsuvines memoraiiie '
in Kussian history and up to the pres- I
cut all ellorts have been crowned
with success. The I'u-sian govern
ment is -aid to have spent over MO,
oi'ii.nnli on the fetes up to the present
and the city of Moscow is understood
to hae expended nearly as much
money and more expenses have to be
The. illuminations will last three
evenings in succession and will cost
several million dollars, to the govern
ment alone, without counting what
the city will contribute toward thi
portion of 1 lie expenses.
Iteside the expenses of the llussltiu
government and the city of Moscow
the exnciises which erand dukes and
grand duchesses, foreign princes and
timbassadois, etc., have been put to, i-
tctilly enormous, one authority going
so fur as to estimate that the'ro wa
uboni fciuo.i'ou.ni'n worth of jewelry
alone in tin proce-slon of yesterday.
:UI(4,mrl !. A, C. I'ik' 1 in piiieut.
IIasmiiai., Mo, May '.. The (If
teenth annual he ion of the Depart
ment of Missouri, lint ml Army of the
Uepubl'e, convened at in: in o'clock at
the opera house, Department Cent
muiuler liencke presiding. The elec
tion of otllccrs was begun, but only
three were elected, as follows:
Thomas 11. I'oger.s, St. Louis, depart
ment commander; Thomas 11 llv.ius,
St. .loseph. senior vice commander; It.
Knoepfc,, Hannibal, junior vice com
mander. Adjourned till lu o'clock
Ni'.vahv, Mo., May 'J
.). A ri.mantie
feature in connection with the com
nicmemuuV exercises of the Ncvsda
high 'school last night wit's the mar
riage, just after the close of the enter
tainment, of one of the graduates,
nrctly Mattiii Madison, to Charles
IMwanH, who live, near town.
liillcf for li.uui. Storm StiflTrrorH
liiw.AiiiA, Kan, May 'J.'I. The
1'rowii county iiiiuin'mbioiier.. appro
priated 2r,',Oo ) yestei day for the s.uf
fcrcrs by the tornado of Sunday.
Aairrlcitnt to M.tUa Viiiriiol.in WhUliy,
Cakacab, Venezuela. May ':?. The
liig whisky concession granted to an
American syndicate has been eon
llrmed by the Vencz.uelari Congress.
'1 he syndicate will ho allowed to im
port "machinery und raw muti rials
free of customs duties.
i:--i'intor Wnllui'ii Dead.
Ni.w YttiiK, May M. Kx-l'nUet!
States Senator William A. Wallace of
t.unf.,iv..ni d.ed at 7u'' this morn
ing after an Illness of several luontha,
und an intermittent uucnn:clousuess
extending over a contdderablo part of
HOT UNDER THE COLLAR.
lllll mill Allen fkclninsn Left ll.uidiil
VAiiisnoN, May y. Tlio S'ennto
had an hour ofiuuch excitement with
11 tesort to obstructive tactics anil
several heated personal controversies
at 11 late hour yesterdav. Tliu early
portion of tliu session had been given
to the routine of ugreeing on confer
eneu reports on appropriation bills.
At o o'clock Mr. Ilutler, l'onullst, of
North Carolina moved to take up his
bill prohibiting the further issue of
Interest-bearing bonds Mr. Hill im
mediately moved an adjournment, se
curing tin aye and nay vote In order
to gain time. The motion to adjourn
was defeated, whereupon Mr. ( handler
followed witli a motion for uu cxceil
tivesession. Mr. I'ettigrew uskeil leave
to olVer a supplementary conference
report on the Indian bill. The con
sent being given. Mr. Hill immediately
demanded the full reading of tliu re
port. This was an unexpected mote
lor delay, us the report was volumin
ous. The presiding ollicer. Mr. I uulk
ner of West Virginia, ruled that Mr.
Hill's demand was legulai. and direct
ed the clerk to proceed with tlin
1 calling of the report. Senators
Ilutler, Stewart ttnd Allen Interposed
a chorus of protests. Mr. Allen said
be hoped the senate would not violate
r-very decency and ptopriety by these
"What right hs.vo you to the lloor?"
J usked Mr. Hill, sharply, addressing
Mr. Allen personally. Then, tnldiess-
! ing the cliair. Mr. Hill n.tded, "lie has
no right to the lloor.
"1 have, too," declared Mr. Allen.
"1 have the right to speak and 1 pro
pose to do so "
"Others have rights as well as you, '
reponded Mr. 1 1 ill. The tone of the
Senator showed feeling.
Mr. Allen proceeded and said that
the obstruction was manifestly aimed
lit a I'opulistie measure.
"Iiimglad it is admitted to be a
i'opulistie incisure," interjected Mr.
At this point a heated colloquy oc
curred between Mr. lllll ami Mr.
Allen. The hitter had continued to
hold the lloor. lie spoke with much
feeling, saying he had never known
tliu spirit of unanimous agreement of
the Semite to bo violated, and the
Senator who committed such a viola
tion would regret it.
"I would like to know if the Senator
refers tome." said Mr. Hill, rising
There was a momentary silence,
-iwlng to tliu suggestive tone of Mr.
"What docs the Senator want to
know for'.'" asked Mr. Allen, with
"I want to l now if reference is made
to me," replied Mr. lllll.
"1 referred to tlie Senator," said
"Then 1 desire to say here." an
swered Mr. lllll, savagely, "that the
statement is false, absolutely falsi. I
have violated no agreement, and my
.ourse was sustained by the chair. "
"Tin Senator will iiever be able to
convince me,'' said Mr. Allen, insome-
wnai suiiiiueii tones, mat lie was
honest in having that report read."
I care notlnni; about convincim.'
you; I stand on my rights here." said
Mr. lllll, contemptuously.
The vote was about to ba taken
wheiiti snarl of parliamentary ob
struction was interposed. Kor an
hour roll calls and calls of the Senate
obstructed business, a quorum disap
pearing on most votes.
Mr. Stewart moved that the ser-
I geaut-at-ai'iiih be directed to request
1 Liu nrcsoiw'c i if scnntnrs Tin iiwittmi
.il-arnis looked up absent senators,
At '.:., no quorum havlnir a
iiiorum bavinir ap
peared, Mr Ilutler moved to adjourn,
baying he would continue the contest
to day. Senate then adjourned.
Kaiiciis Sluml Statistics.
Toii:ka, Kan., May .' I. State Sup
erintendent of Public Instruction
makes public tlie following informa
tion, which will bo incoiporated in his
forthcoming biennial report: I-'stlmut-ed
value of school property in the
State ?ll,r.i)o,()iii: estimated value
of unsold school lauds, fii Jlil.OOll;
nupils of i.chool ttge, r.iii.u'Hi; total
enrollment. lisl.r.'.'l: uveruiro ibtilv nt-
tendance, .'.'-,17:1; total number of
separate school hou-es, ti.XiT: total
number of teachers, l!.'.::i: averag
number of school houses iu each
county, s-; average monthly salary of
male teachers U Id; average menthly
salary of female teicheiv, S33.7.I;
amount realized from local taxation
yearly to maintain schools, $:,, I'.'O,
.'!'.' I, Hi; annual interest in permanent
n'hool fund, -T'l, bit. 1 1; amount re
ceived fiom insurence department,
j;,,o.iej total revenue, s.i..ir..i.:iil.ril.
Tor l'ollurd unit llarrlt.
K W5As I'nv, Mo , May u.l A move
ment, which is headed by some of
Kansas City's most prominent citizens,
was inaugurated yesterday In favor
ol l'ollurd and Harris the condemned
I murderers of Isaac Conn, whoso ex-
edition is set for May .'!'. It is the
I purpose of the persons at the head of
! tin movement to visit (iovornor Stone
some dav next week and urge his
leniency in favor of the unfortunate
I.I-lltllllU Stllliei .Mloiul's Capitol
.Jr.rm'soN Cirv, Mo., May .'. Dur
ing a rain last night, lightning struck
the lantern on the dome of the capital
building, extinguishing the three
electric lights and crossed the wires,
causing an electric display whloli
made the Inside of tlie dome nppeur
to be 11 stdid ma-s of llame. 1'lro de
partments were called out and OS
citemeut prevailed for a time.
l'emly for tlio Unlc-atr.
Sr. I.otis, Mo, May ..I.-The big
convention hall is pructicilly com
plete. Only Mie finishing touches re
main to be added, it is believed to be
the tnoi complete convention building
ever erected. It will have an actual
heating capacity of ;:i,hii'.i people.
Three .MurtluN Shot In 11 Month.
I'ockvii.i.i:, Intl., May i'l Harney
Huberts last night shot and killed
John Newklrk, town marshal of dud
son, u small village seven miles north
of here. This makes the third officer
assassinated in this county iu 0
FO 'IMPKAHI (.ROVER
MR. HOWARD OF ALALAMA
Ittil (he llonie t'rouiill sipii Iclie lllm
He Introdiii is 11 llnlilil Itesoliitlon Ae
fiiftliif; the I'reslilent of 'Ugh t'rlini n In
l! Kurd to I tntiil Deal.
Wasiiinoio.v, Mav ;" As soon ns
the journal had been read iu the
House this morning Mr. Howard, Pop
ulist, of Alabama, whose seal is lu it
remote corner of the hall, arose dra
matically from n scat in the middle
aisle, the use of which he had bor
rowed temporarily. Flourishing a
paper in his hand, he demanded to be
heard on the resolution, which he sent
to the clerk's desk and had lead as
"I do impeach Urover Cleveland,
President of 1 he I'nitcd Slates, of high
crimes and misdemeanors on tlie fol
low mg grounds:
"First That he has sold, ordirected
the sale of bonds, without authority
"Second That he sold or aided In
the sale of bonds at less than their
"Third That hu directed Hie mis
appropriation of the proceeds of said
"Fourth That he directed the Sec
retary of the Treasury to disregard
tlie laws which make 'i'nitcd States
notes und certificates redeemable in
"Fifth That he has ignored ami
refused tohaveenforced the 'anti-trust
"Sixth That he has sent I'nitcd
States troops into the state of Illinois
without the authority of law iu viola
tion of the conslitul'lou.
"Seventh That he lias corrupted
politics through this interference of
tedorul olllce holders.
"Klglitli That be has used the ap
pointing power to Inlluence legislation
detrimental to the welfare of the peo
ple, therefore, be it,
"Itesolved, l!y the Hott-e of Kepro
setitatives, that" the committee on .lu
dielaiy be directed tt ascertain
whether these charges are true,
and if -o to report to tlie Hou-e such
action by impeachment or otherwise
as shall be proper in the premises,
and said committee shall have author
ity to send for persons and pap-rs "
When the clerk ceased reading, Mr.
Howard, who still stood ready to ad
dress the House, was suddenly taken
,,U fl,., 0.1.., 1... M.. fli.,.-l.... ,1...
.... ..n- ik'im 'ft .'II. .riii.v, IHU ,
leader of the majority, who raised the
questi-m of consideration against the !
l'he question was promptly put by
the speaker and by 1; practically unan
imous vote, the House declined'to give
Mr. Howard a hearing.
The chief claim heretofore of Mr.
Howard was his notorious book, "If
Christ Came to Congress." iu which he
pretended to show up the horrors of
Wa-hington life, lie first appeared
iu Washington us an ollice seeker. He
was born iu (ieorgia In !-t'r.', and while
working on a farm studied law at
night. He was admit t d to the bar of
Alabama at the age of It), being the
youngest man ever admitted in tlie
State, lie was chosen city attorney
of Fort Payne and later was made
prosecuting' attorney of the county,
lie was chairman of the Democratic
county committee for e'ght vein's and
was a delegate to the last Democratic
national convention, Decausu hu
could not get a public olllce he became
a Populist 11 ml, us such, was elected
to the Fifty-fourth Congress, receiving
(!.-;".- votes against M.-I.'i.' votes for
Ucorge W. Deusoti, Democrat.
METHODIST LAYMEN ACT.
Ciiml I'lKlits Mtli Minister Wanted In
Cm.vi-i.ami, Ohio, Mav SLTI10 lay
delegates to the Methodist general
conference held a meeting last
night und considered the advisability
of forming a national association of
Methodist laymen to discuss relig
ious topics, "attract attention and
wield inllucnce." The main idea
Is to make the laymen more
important in the church. A plan of
organization will bo submitted at a
later meeting. The meeting voted
that at all future general conferences
the lady delegates should occupy seats
by them-elves, unless granted repre
rentattoii equal to that of tlie minis
ter-. It was voted unanimously that
the laymen should insist that the new
constitution should receive a two
thirds vote of all the laymen of the
church before It sho-ihl go into force,
iu-load of having the approval of the
annual conferences where ministers
The committee on stale of tliu
church, after much discussion, de
cided not to take action on a petition
requesting that section thirty-live bo
stricken out of tlio discipline. This
section relates to certain 'passages of
serinture which recommend tlm.
women should not wear precious
stones and line app.i'vl
Crl)ibi (reek .M.ill Itunir.l.
Cnii'i'u: Ciii:i:k, Colo , Mav ".1. Sev
eral wagon loads of mall matter wera
taken from the postolllco yesterday
afternoon to the city dump tind set on
fire. Many citizens went there and
saved seme of their mail. In many
instances tho mail thrown nway was
plainly addressed and much of it was
addiesscd toother places. Postmaster
Kose said the burning wus dono on
authority of t10 postotllce inspector,
lie acknowledged that Home mail va&
dest roved which should not have been.
An official investigation will be de
manded. Mlititiiiirl Nutlti'i.il ll.iiiki.
Wahiiinoton, May '.'fl. The report
of the condition of the National
banks of Missouri, outsido Kansas
City, St. .loseph and St. Louis, made
at the cloo of business May 7, shows:
Average reserve, 'M.'.?, per cent,
against "s.'.ki per cent on February SH;
loans utid discounts decreased from
S.'.dpii.Wl to 87, li:i,07:.'; Blocks and se
curities increased from S7a7,7RJ to
7(lo,ii'.'3; gold coin decreased from
SJln.-tlu to tr.ti.lllt); total specie tie
cteused from $pM,;ti)'j to 471, 80; law
ful monev reserve increased from
SiwS.DIO 10 5177,157; individual deposits
decreased from $0,7lil,105 to SU.OI'.MSI
OPERA MANAGERS ASSIGN
A I1I11 y, S'!iin'fTil A Crini Wnrluil U) Itml
Ni:w Voiik, May .."..After an e.v
tended and brilliant career as oper
atic and dramatic managers, after In
troducing to the American people the
great singers und actors of F.urope.
ufter presenting grand opera on n
more splendid scale than had evei
been attempted in this country,
Messrs. Abbey, SchoelTel .t (Iran, con
trolling the Metropolitan opera hotisi
and Abbey's1 theater lu lloston, liavi
found themselves in serious flnanc'ul
difhcultlcs, and have made an assign
ment for the benefit of their creditors.
The operatic ventures of the three
since lsiil had given them gtcat
profit!', but witli two or three excep
tions their dramatic undertakings
were most disastrous, not only swal
lowing up all the great gaitu of tlie
opera seasons, but running the firm
into such debt that they find them
elves, as a firm and as individuals,
practically stripped of every dollar
that they owned.
The crisis was precipitated by Mr.
Abbey's present serious illness. ' As 11
result of Abbey's inability to attend
to business Ins partners found them
selves in u most einburasslng position.
The firm's dramatic business wa.s go
ing on from bad to worse and Mr. Ab
bey was lying at the Ollsey house too
slcfc to give Ills partners assistance.
A consultation was held with several
gentlemen intimately associated with
the Metropolitan Opera house and
with other business and personal
friends of all three partners. Then
the assignment was decided upon and
the papers signed yesterdav. Colonel
A. A. Kami of lloston and Louis .1.
Phelps of Olin, Itlves .. Montgomery
were named as assignees.
When the assignees have made
their report it will probably be found
that the sum total owed l'y the firm
does not exceed SlOO.l'nn and possibly
it may bo proved a somewhat Icsssuin.
Against this tho tint) have numerous
as-ets which, if carefully nursed and
not forced on the market, may produce
S'iMMU. or at least S'.Vl.uuO.
The opera seasons since 1:1 have
been continuous successes, but thu
SSOO.O'M) profits from them could not
stein the tide of dramatic disaster that
has been setting against tlio firm.
Among all the long list of greater and
le-er actors and actresses wjiom the
firm lias managed during the last few
years, Irving and llernhardt were
almost the only ones who have
brought a profit to tho partners, the
Lillian llussell Comic Opera company
heading theilisastrt us list with a loss
X nearly S"'(in.(ifiti.
MILLIONS RASHLY VOTED.
Kliet-mill llurlior lllll Shot 'I lit outfit tlio
Ilouoe Without lleaillng.
Washington. May 'J:.. The Phillips
labor commission bill, which was to
have come to a vote in the house yes
terday under the special order wan
completely crowded out by the eon
ferenie reports on the river and har
bor and sundry civil bills. The bill
will now go over until next week,
"'lie conference report on tlie river
and harbor bill, which reported tin
agreement on all the items save that
feinting to tho Santa Monica and San
Pedro harbors, California, was made
the basis of it very bitter attack on
the bill by Messrs. Hepburn, Uepub
lic.iu, of Iowa, and Dockery. Demo
crat, of Missouri. The latter said ho
opposed this measure, because it con
tained extravagant appropriations not
warranted by" tlie condition of tlio
treasury, lie said ho realized bis re
marks would not be punctuated witli
applause. "We are till iu on it," ho
added sarcastically, amid laughter.
Mr. Dockerv's remarks about the
"imrnvcrishcd treasury'' and his ap
peals to the people were received witli
derisive Jeers by tlie Republicans. At
the conclusion of his time Mr. Il-tokor
olVeretl to yield him fifteen liliuilte.s
more if lie would poi.it out a single
item 111 the bill that was not justified
by tho engineer reports. (Loud ap
plause.) The challenge brought Mr.
Hepburn, Kepubllcan, to his feet, with
a eathiiig speech against the bill.
'I his bill, said he, had been passed
by a brutal majority without debate,
and he matle the assertion that not a
section of tlie bill had ever been read
in thu House. Not lu the history of
tlie country had been known such
villainous legislation. Seventy-tivu
millions carried in a bill, not a para
graph of which was ever read or eon
Kidi'red. After such a procedure gen
tlemen now had the u-suraneo to asl:
its opponents to point out its multi
"shame, shaiiie," he cried. "Shamo
upon such false pretcu-i. Why did
you force tho bill through iu "forty
minutes if you were not too cowardly
to face investigation'.' ' Mr. Hepburn,
continuing sharply, criticised the.
work of the Mississippi river commis
sion, Mr. Hooker's motion to adopt tho
conference report wus agmed toiti'J
I .Molt of .Missouri runner 1'ull to
IIik1 Their Intended Victim.
(Yaiii., Mo., May .-fi. Fifty fanners
came hero last hlght Intending to
lynch .1. W. (.entry, who shot and
fatally wounded Cole Kuiury, a farmer
living four miles touthwest of hero.
The sherll'Miad learned of the plans
of the mob leaders and the prisoner
was taken to Moberly iu the after,
The killing was tho result of hard
feelings of long standing. Oentry
rode up to the Hmery lusu and after
some words, shot him lu tho face,
shoulder and side with a shotgun ami
A Ills Shipment of Hull I'ro-;.
Lnri.i: Hoc i, Ark., May 2.'.. A ship
ment of l.oOO pounds of bull frocs
from tho sunk land country Is re
ported by Itouto Agont I S. Stowell
of the Pacific F.xpress company, who
arrived from Paragould yesterday.
This Is tho largest shipment tho com
puny has ever handled.
VltiuirK In tt Colorado Town.
lIlinciviKHiPOK, Colo., May So. Two
blocks of this town, which has 1,200
Inhabitants and is thu Summit county
seat, were destroyed by fire yesterday.
Tin, hiss Is ttbont SMI.rma Tin, liiisl.
I nc.ss quarter was saved.
IN MEDIzCVIAL STYLE.
The t'oroiiut'oii of the 'nr Antioiitict il lij
"io-TOW, May 2... At 9 o'clock this
morning a strong detachment of cav
alry surrounded the approaches to tho
Kremlin und the general commanding
stood in thu tuhhiic. Facing tlie troop?
and all wealing rich costumes wero
the secretaries of the senate und camp,
the masters of the coronation cere
monies, pursuivants rod heralds. At
a given signal the IicimIiIs blew a loud
blast (in their trumpets, the people
bowed their heads and the secretary
of state read the following procla
million, "Our most august, most high and
most mighty sovetelgn, having as
cended the heiediturv throne of the
empire of all the Uussias and of tho
kingdom of Poland and of the grand
duchy of Finland, which Is tnsepar.tblo
from it, has been pleased to ordain iu
imitation of all his predecessors und
elorloiw ancestors, that thu sacred
solemnity for tlio coronation and con
secration of ins imperial inujcstc,
which Ins imijes'y wills that his
august consort -li..ll share, do
by the grace of the Almighty
take placu on the ','i.th of May.
Ily the present proclamation,
therefore, thi-s .solemn act is an
nounced to all the faithful subjects of
his majesty to the end that on this
an-p eiotis day they may vend up to
tlie Mogul Lings their 'most fervent
prnyel's und impioru the Almighty
One to extend the favor of His bless
ing to the reign of his majesty, to tho
maintenance of peace und iranquilitv,
to tlie very great glory of His llo'ly
name and to tlm unchanging weal of
Tho proclamation was printed on
folio vellum beautifully illuminated
and adorned with the arms, monogram
and insignia of the emperor. Copies
were .scattered through the crowd ami
there wa a wild scramble to obtain
possession of them. The ceremony
will be repeated to-morrow und Mon
day. .Monday, the day before the corona
tion, the ceremony of transferring tho
regalia to tlie throne room of tho
Kremlin will take placu and on tlio
same tiny their majesties will remove
from the Alexautlrlnsuy palace to the
grand Kremlin palace. 'A special mass
will be celebrated during the evening
in all the churches. The coronation
will take place in tlie cathedral of the
Assumption, the most sacred place iu
the Russian empire.
BEFORE THE CZAR.
Anit-rlciii .'Minister Uecelted In 1'rU.ito
Audience In Knee ltreeelu-4.
Mo-cow, May 7". The czar yester
day received iu private audience the
t'nitcd States minister, Mr. ltreckin
ridge. and then received the speu.al
envoys of tlie I'nitcd States, sent to
represent the government of the
I 'lilted States at the coronation,
together. This included (.enerul Mc
Coolc and his brother aide-de-camp,
Seriven, Commander lironson anil
Major .1. W. P.ttzki of I he special em
bassy, and Pear Admiral T. O. self
ridge, in command of the Mediter
ranean squadron, who b-ought his
flagship, the Minneapolis. toCionstadt
to attend the coronation us tlie naval
envoy of the Ftuted States.
Mr. llreckinrldge. Mr. II. II. Pierce,
secretary of the l'nite.1 States lega
tion, and tho other civil representa
tives wore, for tlie first time at tho
Kussian court, the full civil dress
prescribed for those who are not
allowed to wear the official unifotm.
This dress consists of an evening coat,
with plain mct-il buttons, a white
vest, knee breeches and black sill:
ho-e, and no ornaments,
POISON AT A WEDDING.
Sixty (Inrstx Sit Down to 11 festal Hoard
mill fifty Lives Are Dud. inhered.
Sr. .losr.mi, Mo, May -.'.I --Fifty per
sons were poisoned at t'll.eto, Kan.,
last night at a wedding. It was
thought at first to be due to the ico
cream eaten by tlm guests, but an in
vestigation shows that not only the
cream, but the food was doctored.
While all the victims are believed to
bo out of danger there is great ex
citement in the town Tlie poisoning
look place tit the wedding of Prof. K,
A. Shepbardson and Miss (iertrude I.
Chapman. About sixty gucs!, wero
present, composed of the best people
of the ptneo and neighboring counties.
After Hie ceremony a feast was spread,
of which all partook, slurtly aftei
wards nourly the entire party was
taken sick. While there tiro sus
picions of foul play tlio-e interested
refuse to talk Developments are
rolled (lut, 11 Ct-ieor liy tlio Kootx.
Wavi:i!i.y. 111., MayS.V For a year
past William Lindsay, an old soldier
of tills city, lias been suffering from a
cancer located in his jaw. Local
physicians and St. Louis specialists
informed him that thev could do
notning for him. Vcslerday. worn
out by long sutl'erlng ami 'anxiety,
LiiidMir inanaged in some way, to get
a grip upon the cancer and pulled It
011b. lie bled almost a water bucket
full and died shortly afterward. He
leaves a widow and four children.
Ivur.sis Slortsm-i-H sell for 11 Soin;,
J.i'.WiiNii, l'a.f .Mny 2:.. A sale ol
Kansas mortgages took place In the
courtl1011.se yesterday, and securities
on Kansas propeity aggregating fj'ku),
uou were knocked down for S.'in, 'j',e
sale was the result of recent equity
proceedings, brought by tho holder
of mortgages in the Pennsylvania
Trust company, trustee. Tho'lnvest
inent eompnuy being unable to pay
the interest, these proceedings were
Antl-rrolilliltloilUN (Milium r.arcp.
Toi'iixA. Kan. May :.',. -Two ,'oro
lodges of tho anti-Prolnbltioi, "Or,ler
of tho Mystic Hrolherhood ' wero or
gnnl.cd here lust night. The order
now claims n membership of l,f)(ihero
and .John Horusehle.lt of Wichita, tlm
chief uririihlror, who was working
here soveral dtiy-i savs the total me 1.
bcr,hip in the stute'ls.-.p'tm,, '"
Tornailn In Klou.i County, Kim.
Wiriin. Kan, May '.'. A tornado
visited Kiowa county last night, doing
Rome datnagii to property. AtOreens
burg, several box ears were lifted from
the track and smashed into upllntora.
No falallt'.ci aro reported
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