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* * \ PART TWO , Is Oil FOLK , NEBRASKA , KltLDAY , MAY I , UM ) . PAGES 9 TO 12
ilmposing Ceremonies Mark
Official Epoch in Exposition.
'WEATHER IS DISAPPOINTING.
'President ' Roosevelt Makes the Dedi
catory Address Great Military Pa
rade Is Ono of the Spectacular
Features of the Event.
St. Louis , May 1. The buildings of
the Louisiana Purchase exposition
"wore formally dedicated to their purpose -
: pose with nil possible pomp and core-
inony. In every way , save one , the
-exercises were an unequivocal sue-
cess , nnd Mils one circumstance wns
the weather. It would bo difficult to
Imagine a moro dlBngreeblc day. The
"wind blew fiercely from the west ,
sending great clouds of dust over the
> troops as they marched past the presi
dent , and at times so nearly blinding
the president that It was well nigh Im
possible for him to see across the
street upon which the troops were
marching. Added to the discomfort
of the wind and dust was a tempera-
i t turo which sought for the marrow , and
; ! .generally reached It. The ladles who
, ' came In summer dresses suffered
! | H greatly , and but for the thoughtful-
i ness of officers commanding the
1 guards in providing them with blank
ets , many of them would have been
obliged to leave the place. President
Roosevelt and ex-President Cleveland
remained In the reviewing stand , exposed
posed to the icy wind , until the end
I of the parade , although their faces
were blue and their limbs stiffened by
The parade was a great success.
There were 11,000 men In line 3,100
regulars and 7,900 of the National
, Guard , New York being represented
by 1,000 officers and men , Illinois 1-
000 , Iowa 960 , Missouri 3,000 , Okla
homa 200 and Ohio 1,000.
Conditions in the Liberal Arts build-
'ing , where the dedication ceremonies
proper were hold , were little better.
"There was no wind , but there were
'manifold drafts , which , added to the
dampness inseparable from newly
-erected buildings , produced a penetrat
ing chill that was uncomfortable to a
degreo. The effect of this was evi
dent in all of the speeches , as the
speakers commencing their speeches in
-clear tones were without exception
given over to catarrhal inflections as
* they finished.
: Despite' this heavy handicap , the
-ceremonies proper were splendidly
bandied and the program was carried
out to the letter. The police work
was excellent and the patrollng of
.avenues and passage ways by the
First Missouri infantry was ably done
and all possible consideration shown
to the great crowd , which numbered
In round figures about 145,000. The
parade was somewhat longer In pass
ing before the president than had been
expected , but for all that he wa's but
fifteen minutes behind the scheduled
time when ho was escorted by the
commltteo into the Liberal Arts build
During the lunch which ho took at
tho-conclusion of the parade he was
ehoved belter skelter by half the people
ple who had been in the grand stand.
The food was placed on a rectangualr
counter , and the president , like everybody -
body else , "helped himself. "
, The important ceremonies in the
' Xilberal Arts building were handled
with nil possible dispatch. Of all the
bpeakers , President Roosevelt alone
was able to make his voice carry fur
ther than fifty feet from the stage.
The larger part of the assemblage
could hear nothing and it was nearly
freezing to death and-thousands of
people In the rear part of the hall
were constantly moving about and pro
ducing a muffled roar that would have
baffled a foghorn.
v When the president rose to speak he
\vas cheered to the echo. A burst of
applause greeted his statement that
the Dutch had done great things for
" ' the country in Its infancy and the
president laughed In a manner which
plainly said , "That means my ances-
After leaving the hall the president
was entertained at dinner In the Ad
ministration building , from the windows
dews of which ho watched the fire
works until 10 o'clock , when ho en
tered his train and resumed the journey -
ney westward , with Kansas City as the
first stopping point. He was accom
panied by Secretary of War Root , who
will travel as far as Topeka with him.
I The majority of the soldiers , militia
men nnd regulars alike , who spent the
night in the big , draughty buildings.
caught colds , but with the exception of
seven cases of tonsjlltls , which devel
oped , only ordinary treatment was re-
Decision In Omaha Police Case.
Lincoln , May 1. At an adjourned
meeting of the supreme court , the
opinion in the Omaha police board
case was handed down. It is In favor
of the present board. Judgq Holcomtt
wrote the decision.
Denman Thompson III ,
Claremont , N. H , May 1. Denman
Thompson , the actor , was stricken
with neuralgia of the heart and Is in
a very serious condition. All dates for
his "Old Homestead" company hare
NJUBt.ua CUT TEN THOUSAND.
Hold Up Express" Agent at Drltt , la. ,
and Rifle Safe.
Mason City , In. , May 1. Agent John
Peterson of the United States Express
company nt Drltt , forty miles woat of
this city , was compelled by two
masked and armed men to open the
shipping safe In the ofllco and permit
the robbers to tnko n package contain
ing $10,000. They also secured other
packages of money , and after binding
and gagging Peterson , they escaped.
Two traveling medlc'lno men Imvo
been arrested , but Peterson was un
able to Identify them.
The $10,000 package wna registered
and was to bo transferred from thu
Milwaukee to the Minneapolis and St.
Louis railway. It was tnUon to the
express office , In nn Isolated building ,
from the train that airlvod hero at
7:10 : n. m , Peterson reached the ofllco
half nn hour later and placed the
package In the shipping snt'o. Ho
then worked nt his desk until a tap on
his shoulder startled him , nnd ho
turned to be confronted with two re
volvers. The men , after compelling
him to open the safe , tied him nnd
gngged him securely and placed him
In n rear room. How much the men
secured Is not known. Except for the
arrest of the two medicine men , no
arrest has been made in the case.
HOWARD IS FOUND GUILTY.
Jury Returns Verdict and Fixes the
Penalty at Imprisonment for Life.
Frankfort , Ky. , May 1. In the third
trial of James Howard for the killing
of Governor William Goebel over three
years ago the jury came Into the court
room and handed to Sheriff Joffers the
sealed verdict , which was passed up
to Deputy Clerk James , who read as
follows : "We , the jury , find the de
fendant Kullty and fix his punishment
at llfo Imprisonment. "
The Jurors took only one ballot on
the question of guilt or innocence , all
twelve voting for a verdict of guilty.
The disagreement was as to the extent
of punishment and on this question
nine voted for the death penalty and
three for a llfo sentence. On the next
ballot two of those who voted for a
life sentence came over with the
nine. Juror Burke then announced
that ho would under no circumstances
vote for the death penalty , and a ver
dict of llfo sentence was afterward
FINDS CLUE TO A MYSTERY.
Pocket Book Belonging to Missing
Woman Is Picked Up.
New York , May 1. The finding of a
pocket book , apparently the property
of .Mrs. Augusta H. Lyndo , who disap
peared TuesdAy , was reported to the
police by an Erie railroad ferry offi
cial. Ho said the purse was picked up
Tuesday evening on an Erie ferry
nnd it contained a card which had
Mrs. Lynde's name on It.
Mrs. Lyndo is a wealthy widow ,
sixty-eight years old. Her husband
was Charles R. Lynde , and Joseph W.
Harper , one of the founders of Harper
& Bros. , was her father. She left her
apartment Tuesday evening to go to
dinner and later In the evening she
was seen on a ferryboat , which took
her to Jersey City. She returned on
the same boat and when she reached
New York disappeared.
Youthful Firebug Arrested.
Logansport , Ind. , May 1. George
Craven , aged nine , was arrested at
Royal Center and brougnt here ,
charged with setting fire to three liv
ery and feed stables in this city dur
ing the last week. The lad is an or
phan and came from Champaign , 111. ,
a short time ago. He admits that ho
committed the crime , and says that ho
did it to see the horses run. He also
says ho set fire to several buildings
In Champaign , 111. , and also , at South
National League Brooklyn , 2 ; Boston -
ton , 10. St. Louis , 4 ; Plttsburg , 13.
Philadelphia , 10 ; New York , 2.
American League New York , 6 ;
Washington , 2. Boston , 2 ; Philadel
phia , 12.
Western League Kansas City , 12 ;
Peoria , 5. St. Joseph , 8 ; Milwaukee ,
0. Denver. 5 : Omaha. 4.
American Woman Sets Pace.
New York , May 1. Mrs. Marie Rob
inson Wright has arrived here from
Chile , after establishing a record for
fast travel across the Andes , says the
Herald's correspondent in Buenos
Ayres. Mrs. Wright Is an American
traveler , who wrote a history of Mexico
ice , for which she was decorated by
Transport Thomas Sails for Manila.
San Francisco , May 1. The trans
port Thomas will sail today for the
Philippine islands , taking the Twenty-
third infantry and Twelfth cavalry.
The transport also will have on board
considerable treasure , consisting of
1,200,000 silver coins , weighing about
forty tons and valued at $800,000.
Former Employe Sues Mayor.
Plttsburg , May 1. Samuel Moore , a
city employe , recently dismissed from
the service , entered suit against Mayor
W. B. Hayes , charging him with violating
lating an act of the assembly , forbid
ding the discharge of old soldiers for
Blizzard In Michigan.
Marquette , Mich. , May 1. A fierce
blizzard is raging in upper Michigan.
The temperature has fallen fifty de
grees In two days. Vegetation and
fruit trees have suffered severely.
Explosion Wrecks Works of
VICTIMS ARE BLOWN TO DITS.
Of the Thirty Employes Nine Are In
stantly Killed and All the Others
Badly Injured , Including Superin
tendent Taggart of Plttsburg.
IlollIrtnyHburg , Pa. , May 1 , The ox-
tuiiutvo plant of the Orescent Powder
company at Ganlsloek , about tun
mlluH Houth of hurt1 , was wicoked by
four explosions. Of thu thirty em
ployes , nine were killed outright nnd
all the others were budly Injured by
being blown about the buildings in
which they were employed.
The dead : Frank McKernan , HOBS
Kennedy , George Fay , Andrew ( la-
brlolae , Clmrluti UOUH , William Lyons ,
Gulsoppc Mnlco , Frank Sinister , John
The list of Injured Includes Adam
Tnggnrt of Piltsburg , the superintend-
out of the company , who was found
unconscious In his olllco by Ills wife ,
and was dragged out of the building
by her at the peril of her own llfo.
The first explosion occurred among
the mntcrlnl In the mixing house ,
blowing that building to atoms , and
also destroying the two punching
houses and the olllce. Nothing was
loft of thcBO structures. Flro arose
In the other buildings to complete the
chapter of horrors. The force of the
explosion wns felt In towns llvo miles
away and all houses In the locality
were damaged. The bodies of the
dead are unrecognizable and the
ground Is strewed with the remnants
of what was once human forms. There
are 2,240 boxes of dynamite stored In
the buildings and greater calamities
are predicted should another explo
PENNSYLVANIA FOREST FIRES.
Flames Spread Over Miles of Terri
tory , Causing Loss of $1,000,000.
Braddock , Pa. , May 1. The worst
forest fires in the history of this sec
tion of Pennsylvania are In progress
and a million dollars worth of proper
ty has been destroyed. The forests
have been ablaze for the past week.
A stiff southeast gale sprang up and
fanned the smouldering embers into a
roaring mass of flames.
Watsonvillo , ten miles south of this
city , is reported as being destroyed ,
and it is expected that a number of
lives have been lost. The last word
from there was about 2 o'clock. At
that time the fire was on all sides of the
place and the people were fearful of
being burned to death at that time ,
as there was no avenue of escape.
That was the last heard from that
quarter. All wires are down In that
At Simpson , where the forest is
thick , a largo number of oil wells are
located , and the fire was very fierce.
On both sides of the railroad the
woods were a mass of flames and
swept over an area of two miles , tak
ing everything in its path. The people
ple of the town were rescued by a spe
cial train , being run as far as Davis
City , and brought to this city last
evening. They lost all their belong
ings and the latest advices from there
state that the town Is destroyed , and
it is expected some have perished in
The town of Mount Jcwett was
threatened with destruction from the
fires that hemmed in the place , but
by heroic efforts the place was saved ,
but not until several buildings were
Fires are reported from all sections
and a number of lumber camps and
chemical factories are reported as be
ing in ashes. The loss will probably
reach over $1,000,000.
LIST OF DEAD NUMBERS 56.
Definite Information Regarding Dis
aster in British Columbia.
Frank , N. W. T. , May 1. It is defi
nitely known that fifty-six people lost
their lives hero by the sliding of the
rocky top of Turtle mountain down
upon the sleeping village of Frank.
Beside killing fifty-six people the slide
destroyed the plant of the Canadian-
American Coal and Coke company ,
did a vast amount of damage to the
mine and completely devastated about
ton square miles of the finest and
most picturesque section of Crow's
Nest pass. Many of the bodies of the
dead will never be found. Some cab
ins are burled under 150 feet of rock.
Only nineteen bodies have so far been
recovered. Most of the corpses were
mangled almost beyond recognition.
Now that the excitement Is partially
over there is no doubt in the mind of
any one that the disaster was caused
by huge landslides and that there was
no eruption nor explosion.
General Tyner Is III ,
Washington , May 1. General James
N. Tyner , recently dismissed from
the government service while holding
the position of assistant district at
torney lor the postofllco department ,
is very ill. His health has been very
poor since last July , when he suffered
a stroke of paralysis. The strain on
his system which preceded and fol
lowed his dismissal has been too much
for him , and bo is almost completely
EMPLOYERGTO FIGHT STRIKERS.
Kansas City * Association Said to Have
Membership of Over 0,000.
Kansas City , May l. The Em
ployers' ' aHHoelntlon , which watt 01-
gnnlzod ICHH than two months ago for
the purpose of roslntlng the duninuilii
of union labor and to put nn unit to
th sympathetic ntrlke , line grown to
cnoimotiH proportlotiH nnd Its Influ
ence In already uuuilfoHt. The IIHHO-
clntlon liau a membership of 0,1150
cm ploy era. The Indlcntlons are Hint
fully ' 1,000 crnftunicn will ho on tttrlUo
het'oro May 15. The Kmployora' us-
uoclntlon will nliRolutoly reliwo'lo rot--
OKiilzn thu unions , declaring that they
will close their plants nnd mispctul
business until the striken * ' plnceH tire
filled or the strikers themselves re-
turu to work without receiving any
Shoe Workero' Strike Averted.
Chicago , May 1. The thrcntonod
strike of the Il.OUO muinl > orn of the
Boot nnd Shoo Workers' union In Chicago
cage was averted by the mauufnrt-
ururs agreeing to the donmndu of the
men , who had naked for a nlnu-hour
day without a reduction In wages.
Clean linen will ho at a premium
in Chicago before many days unless
the trouble between the Laundry-
men's union nnd the laundry propri
etors reaches a settlement.
Labor Troubles at Omaha.
Omaha , May 1. The Team Driv
ers' union declared a strike on every
employer of the city who had not
signed the scale proposed by the
union ; the restaurant nnd hotel men ,
Including the waiters , cooks and help
ers , decided to strike on refusal of
their employers to accede to thu
unions' propositions , and nil the car
penters employed by contractors re
fusing to sign the scale took almllnr
Illinois Miners Strike.
Springfield , 111. , May l. The 3,000
miners In the ninth subdlstrlct of Illi
nois struck because the operators re
fused to como to an agreement by
which the differences existing should
bo settled In a subdlstrlct Joint con
vention , the operators Insisting that
each company should settle with their
own local union of minors , as the case
No Strike In Sight.
Now York , May 1. On the opening
of May the 05,000 workmen who are
members of forty-two organizations ,
represented by seventy delegates in
the united board of building trades ,
In the metropolis nnd vicinity , began
work without a single iiu.,1 ulilku or
ono In sight. This Is a now record
for the first day of May.
Ship Builders Strike.
New York , May l. The conference
between the proprietors of the ship
yards and committees of their men
closed this morning and resulted In
a failure to agree. The men demanded
$3 a day and refused the $2.91 offered
by the employers. The employers also
refused to recognize the union.
Boxers Attack Americano.
Shanghai , May l. The China-Amer
ican Development company nt Canton
reports that a party of five Americans
and five Japanese has been attacked
at Yuen Ton , sixty miles from Cinton ,
on the North river. The men took rot-
uge in a room , where they barricade ; !
themselves. The Chinese authorities
are dispatching troops 1o the scene ol
King Lc.vv.sui GCC..J to Paris.
Rome , May 1. Kins Edward left
Rome for Paris amid a tremendous
farewell demonstration. The streets
were crowded and the windows and
balconies were filled with troops. DC-
tachments of troops kept back the
nconln nnd normlttod nn rnwilvlRm
Virginia Town Is Burning.
Richmond , Va. , May 1. A message
from West Point , thirty-eight miles
from here , and with a population of
1,500 , says the town is burning. A
train from here has gene with a fire
Writ Refused In Chase Case.
Indianapolis , May 1. The federal
court refused to grant a writ of habeas
corpus In the case of Moses Fowler
Chase. The case goes to the United
States supreme court.
There Wn a Difference.
Sockson Buskin How did you like
my Hamlet ?
Olde Stnger Oh , It wns your Hamlet ,
was it ? Well , I did not recognize It M
Bhukespcnre's. Brooklyn Life.
WORTH-WHILE FEATURES IN f
NORFOLK TODAY ,
DR. O. A. MoKIM , veterinarian
'Phonos , ofllco 185 , residence , 14.
SHORT ORDER restaurant , Hummel
BEEP and pork today. The Palace.
WITH THE present telegraphic ser
vice , THE DAILY NEWS is far more val
uable than it has ever been before as an
advertising medium. This is trno be
cause the news of the world reaches Us
subscribers from twenty to twenty-seven
hours earlier than it can by Omaha or
Lincoln papers. On that acconnt
people road it more thoroughly and
more of them do it , A display ad in
Tin : NEWS pays returna , and the locals
are a good proposition.
Ottoman Bank at Salonica
Blown Up by Dynamite.
MANY KILLED OR WOUNDED.
Pontofflco and Other Bulldlnga Also
Attacked While Second Bnnd Keopo
Sultan's Guard In Check Troops
Slay Hundred Insurgents.
Bnlonlen , Kuropenn Tnrkoy , May 1.
The Ottoman bunk hero was de
stroyed by dynamite. The poiHolllco
and oilier buildings \veru nhm attack-
cd , remitting In a panic , during which
two men were hilled nnd two portions
A detachment of 2,000 ndilllloiinl
troops him slnco arrived hero from
Smyrna. The attack on the bank
wan cnirlcd out by two liaiutw of men ,
Ono of them attacked Uio guard on
duty nt the bank and the other hnileil
the liomliH. It IH thought , that the
strong room resisted the explosions.
Several of the men who took part In
the attack Imvo been arrustod. The
destruction of the French steamer
Guadnlqulvor by nn explosion whllu
leaving this port Tiiomlny was evident
ly caused by n bomb. A Bulgarian bait
been arrested In connection wllh the
In an encounter with Turkish troops
nt Ncvrokop , JSuropcnn Turkey , eight
een Bulgarians were killed and four
teen were made prisoners. There was
also a serious encounter near DJnnia-
bala , where n bund of over 100 Insur
gents was annihilated.
Vienna , May 1. An odlclnl tolo-
gram , reporting the Salonica outrage ,
says that fifty other dynamite explo
sions occurred In different parts of
the city nt the Bruno time nnd that
many persons were killed or wounded.
ABANDON SOMALI CAMPAIGN.
Reverses of British In North Africa
Cause a Change In the Plan.
Aden , Arabia , May 1. In consequence
quence of the recent British reverses
In Somnlllnnd , It Is reported hero that
the advance of the British expedition
has been suspended Indefinitely. Ma
jor General Egorton Is mentioned ns
the successor of Brigadier General
Manning. It. Is feared that the recent
victory will embolden the forces of
the Mad Mullah to attack Isolated
London , May 1. In the house of
commons War Scerctaiy-Uroililek an
nounced the virtual abandonment of
the Somali campaign. In n discussion
of the army estimates , members of the
opposition attacked the government for
doing unnecessary police work for
Italy , and for the action In Somallland.
Lord Cranborn defended the govern
ment's course. Mr. Brodrlck rose
and said the Somallland operations
were Inevitable because of treaties.
"Wo shall do everything possible to
break the Mad Mullah's power , but
wo shall not send a largo force to pur
sue him , as wo have already dealt him
a hcnvy blow by the seizure of his
cattle , his principal source of wealth. "
GERMAN REICHSTAG ADJOURNS.
Number of Important Measures Placed
on Statute Books.
Berlin , May l. The relchstng com
pleted Its term with the ndoptlon of a
bill amending the sick Insurance law
for laborers. During Its five years of
work , the defunct relchstag has placed
a number of Important measures on
the statute books. The general ten
dencies running through the term
have been toward the enlargement of
the powers of the empire at the ex
pense of the states , the Increasing of
the functions of the government at
the expense of the individual citizen ,
the extending of social reform legisla
tion In behalf of the worklngman , the
subjecting of the tariff policy to agra
rian demands and otherwise playing
Into the hands of agrarian interests.
Some of these measures , the tariff
law of last December for Instance ,
have given the country the highest
duties ever known , particularly agri
Rioting at Klscheneff.
London , May 1. Letters which have
been received In London from Klsch
eneff , Bessarabia , confirm previous ac-
sounts of the Easter anti-Semite riots.
Over 2,000 shops , booths and stores
In Klscheneff were wrecked. Not a
building in the Jewish quarter was
spared. The town today has the ap
pearance of having withstood a siege
and there are 15,000 troops there.
Seventy men are known to have been
killed or succumbed to their injuries.
Of this number , sixty-three were
Jews. Over 300 persons were injured.
Although the riots took the form of a
savage and merciless attack on the
Jews , there Is little doubt that the
outbreak was engineered by secret
Russian industrial societies desiring
to injure and discredited the govern-
ment. Ton thousand Jews have fled
Fifteen Killed In Riot
Halifax , N. S. , May 1. It is reported
that fifteen of the crow of the British
second class cruiser Pallas were
killed and a number injured during the
rioting at Port of Spain , Trinidad , on
Tuesday , The officials at the admiral
ty refuse to confirm or deny the re-
RAILROAD Y.M.C , A. CONVENTION
Fifteen Hundred Delegates Attend
Opening Session nt Topeka.
TopeUu , Kan. , May 1. Over l.GOO
demolition to the International conven
tion of the Kallioad Young Men's Chris
tian uHHoelallon withered In the Audi
torium In thin city hint night , when
the formal opening of the eleventh
nnnnnl meeting of the iiHHoclntlon toolc
ptnco. The train on which Colonel
John .1. McCook , president of the an-
soclntlon , wan to arrive , was nn hour
Into , and the convention put In the
time waiting for him by singing HOURS.
The HUi'iulnrluH of Uio railroad depart
ment of thu International Y , M. C. A.
committee are nil here.
The feiituro of the mooting today
will ho the nddrcHS of President
HooHovelt and I ho laying of the corner-
ntono of the now railroad Y. M. C. A.
building , nl which thu president will
olllclute. The cnniorsinnu will bo
laid nt I ! o'clock thin evening. Prcnl-
denl KooHovoll will ho onlertnli.i'il at
dinner by Governor Ilalloy before
ttpcaklnt ; nt the night mooting.
BRIBERY CHARGE NOT PMOVEN.
Editor Hlnman la Scored by Illinois
Springfield , III. , Way l. The corn-
inltleo appointed to Invustlgato
charges of bribery In the Illinois legis
lature Hiihmltled n report to the house.
The report declares than no rcul at
tempt wan made to bribe Speaker
John II. Miller , whoso attempt Co
gavel n traction hill through the
hoiiHo led to n riot nnd whonu ex
planation wan that ho bollovuu bribery
had been resorted to In the Interest of
n rival bill. The speaker , in his ex
planation , made mention of an editor
ial In the Chicago Inter-Ocean , in
thla connection the committee con
demns George W. I Unman , editor of
the Inter-Ocean , for his charges of
hnodlolsm ielating to traction legisla
i no report wan adopted without a
dissenting voice. The house also
unanimously adopted a vote of thankn
to the Investigating committee for the
satisfactory manner In which it had
performed Us duty.
GRAIN RATES ARE REDUCED.
Railroads Say Threatened Suits In
No Wise Influenced Action.
Chicago , May ] . As the result of a
Joint BCHHlon hold in Chicago between
the eastern nnd western rnllrondr. and
lake lines the rates on grain and grain
products were reduced 2 ceutn per 100
from Chicago to the seaboard , bctb expert -
port and domestic , offectIv < r.Ajg.r ' 11.
Homo difficulty was experienced in
bringing about the reduction by the
fear on the part of the traffic men to
the effect that such action should betaken
taken as n compliance with the finding
of the commission that the rates were
too high. The traffic men united In
protesting that the commission's
threat to Institute proceedings If the
rates were not lowered had not the
slightest Influence In producing the
result. It was asserted that commer
cial conditions alone supplied the
cause for rate reductions. The mllla
of the Twin Cities will now , it la as
serted , begin working again to their
Methodist Bishops Meet.
Mcadvlllo , Pa. , May l. The semi
annual assemblage of the bishops of
the Methodist church of the world la
in session hero. Among the bishops
In attendance are Henry W. Warren of
Denver , Earl Cranston of Tacoma , C.
C. McCabe of Omaha , J. W. Hamilton
of San Francisco. Missionary bishops :
James Thoburn , India ; K. C. Hartzoll.
Africa ; Frank W. Warne , India ; David
II. Moore , Peking. The sessions last
until Monday and will bo private.
London , May 1. In a dispatch from
Uskub , European Turkey , the corre
spondent of the Morning Post says
Russia and Turkey have entered Into
a temporary alliance. It is a working
agreement to curb Bulgaria. Its drift
and purport may bo summed up in the
expression : "Turkey is letting a room
to Russia In order to bo master in the
rest of the house. "
TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD.
One llfo was lost and $10,000 damage -
ago done by a flre at Lorotto , Pa. ,
The funeral of the late Governor
DoForrest Richards of Wyoming was
held at Cheyenne Thursday.
The war department has decided to
issue service medals to all the officers
and men of the regular ariny who par
ticipated in the late war.
The International Medical congress
was formally closed at Madrid Thurs
day. The next congress will bo hold
in Portugal in the spring of 190C.
At a meeting of the board of direct
ors of the Iron Mountain road the
purchase of the Valley line from East
St. Louis to Ford Junction , III. , a dis
tance of ninety miles , was ratified.
John Blum Toeplo , who , on Jan. 23 ,
celebrated his 100th birthday , died at
Laporte , Ind. , Thursday. Ho had
voted for every Democratic presiden
tial candidate from 1824 to this last
Governor Chamberlain has written
a letter to Rear Admiral C. E. Clark ,
who commanded the battleship Oregon
gen during the Spanish war , presentIng -
Ing to him a sword on behalf of the
citizens of Oregon.
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