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Cruiser Yoshino Sunk in Collision and Battleship Hatuso
Strikes a Russian Mine ,
ENTRANCE TO PORT HAS BEEN CLEARED OF CORK
Passing in and out Still Dangerous , and They are Ordercdto Re
Toklo , May 19 , 9:30 : p. m. Vice
Admiral Togo reports as foil' ) > i
"A report from Rear Admlrai '
says that the cruisers Kasagl and " * <
shine collided during a fog off Pol
Arthur on May 15. The Yoshlno sank ,
only ninety of the crew being saved.
"On Sunday the battleship Hatsuse
struck a Russian mine and sank. "
Giving details of the disaster , Togo
"At fourteen minutes past 1 In the
afternoon of May 15 , In a deep fog
off Port Arthur , the Kasagi rammed
the Yoshlno , sinking the latter In a
few minutes. Ninety of the crew
"On the same morning the Hatsuse ,
while cruising off Port Arthur , cover
ing the landing of soldiers , struck a
mine ten knots southeast of the har
bor entrance. She signalled for help
and instantly struck another mine.
She sank in half an hour. Three hun
dred of the crew were saved by the
torpedo boats. "
The Hiesusc was a steel battleship
of 15,000 tons displacement. She had
four torpedo tubes and a complement
of 741 men. The Yoshlno was a cruis
er of 4,180 tons displacement. . The
cruiser Kasagi was formerly the Me-
rime , purchased from Argentine in
Italy , which was brought to Japan to
gether with the Nisshin by British of
ficers just before the outbreak of the
Chefoo , May 19 , 12:30 : p. rn. A party -
ty of thirteen Russians arriving from
Dalny this morning by junk , are au
thority for the statement that during
the bombardment of Port Arthur by
the Japanese Monday afternoon , the
Japanese battleship Skiklshima and
the cruiser" Asama struck mines and
The Russians say that the Skiki-
shima sank two minutes after running
on the mines and that the Asama was
being towed away by a vessel of the
bombarding fleet when she also went
Today's arrivals say that the en
trance to Port Arthur was blocked but
that one of the sunken steamers was
removed and the entrance is now open ,
but it Is still very dangerous and the
Russian fleet has been ordered to re
main in the harbor until the arrival of
Admiral Skrydloff , who will take com
Chefoo , May 19 , 3 p. m. People
who have just arrived here from Dal
ny reported to the Russian consul that
the Japanese battleship Skikishima
sank In two minutes after contact
with mines and there was no time to
save the crew.
The accident happened , it is said ,
within sight of Port Arthur. It was
the battleship Fuji and not the cruiser
Asama which struck a mine on the
port. The bow had heavy loss and the
ship was down by the bow but was
righted and went off In the tow of
other cruisers. It Is thought , however ,
that she could reach port.
Refugees coming In say that the
town received no damage from the
bombardment and that land fighting
Is going on north of Dalny.
NEW CHWANG NOT TAKEN.
Russian Admiral Hasn't Been Advised
to That Effect.
St. Petersburg , May 19 The admi
ralty denies that It has been officially
advised of the Japanese occupation
of Now Chwang.
AMERICAN FLEET IN ORIENT.
Expect to Arrive at Chefoo Soon , Says
( Chefoo , May 19 A cable message
from Hear Admiral Cioporln who Is
In command of the United States
Asiatic squadron , announces that lie
expects to arrive at Chofoo soon with
Washington , D. C , May 19 The
Japanese legation has received the
following cablegram from Toklo :
"Tho commander of the landing
forces In Llao Yang peninsula reporlH
that between the nth and KHIi In-
ints there have boon dally sklnnlsh-
s the Japanese detachments mic-
" § , "nlly driving the enemy hack and
* s 'lnK the telegraph and rallioad
ax UPntieu and \iclnlty.
' \e'sf. j 16th after serious lighting
the . iwnoso occupied the heights
thiee and a half miles fioiu Kin Chow.
The Japanese casualties were 110
men Killed , Including nine olllcers. "
RUSSIANS AVOID COMBAT.
Kuropatkin to Fall Back on Mukden
and Then Harbin.
St Petersburg , May 19 Condi in-
Ing Intimations that KuiopalKln's pur
pose Is to mold a decisive combat with
the Japanese at the piosout stage ot
the war , ha\o leaked out A state
ment made by the general staff today
sajs that the commandor-ln-cliloC Is
making pi epai at Ions to fall back on
Mukden and then on Harbin.
FIVE CUTS IN RAILROAD.
Japanese Have Lost 146 Men Between
May 5 and May 17.
ToKio , May 19 An olllclal report
fioin the second Japanese army
sho\\s thr.t the rallioad north oC Port
Aitliur has been cut off in Iho places
between May 5 and May 17. The
Japanese lost 11C inon in that vicin
ity dining that time.
Russians Driven Out.
Cliefoo , May 18 As a result of the
engagement which the Japanese had
on Monday with the Russian garri
son at Kal Chow , the Russians \veie
driven out of that place. The Chi
nese vho recently arrived heie from
New Chwang , while confirming the
above , also say that the Chinese are
skirmishing on either side of the
railroad noith and south of KinChon.
RUSSIANS HOURLY MORE DANGER
Japanese Have More Men in Manchu
ria and are Closing Gaps Wait
London , May 19 All ne\\s from the
far east Indicates that the Russian po
sition is becoming mote dangerous
e\ery hour that passes. The Japan
ese are closing up the gaps in the
Mnos and arc forcing the Russians
backward. It Is estimated that the
Japanese ha\c a much greater aimy
In Mancliuila than the Russians at
It is thought that as the time goes
on the Russians are becoming more
and moie at a disadvantage There
seems to be now but one question as
to the situation and that 1& , where
will the victories of the Japanese
ATTEMPT BEETS IN HILLS.
Black Hlllb Country Will Try Nor
Belle Fonrche , S. D , May 19. A
good many experiments will be made
this season by the farmers in the
raising of sugar beets. Butte county
has the record of the highest percent
age of sugar in the beets of any coun
ty in the state , the amount being 22
per cent. The question Is being talked
over among the farmers what crop
will be of the greatest value on the
Irrigated ground The experiments
thus far made show that from eigh
teen to twenty tons of beets can bo
raised on the Irrigated ground per
acre , and the net prodt per aero would
be from $35 to $ .r > 0. It Is understood
that eastern capitalists have In mind
the erection of a sugar beet factory
In this vicinity , providing sufficient
guarantee can he obtained from the
farmers for a beet supply A large
quantity of beet seed has been re
ceived from Washington , which will
bo planted and experimented with
Threw Child in River.
Dos Molnos , la. , May 19. Swinging
her 3-year-old girl about her head BO
as to give to the body the greatest
momentum , Mrs Tiusslor , a demented
woman from St Paul , today throw the
child Into the muddy waters of the
Dos Molnos river.
Then , deliberately waiting until the
vvnteis had closed over the llttloform ,
she climbed upon the railing , stood
poised for a moment and leaped close
to the spot whore her child wont
A river man saw the act , rowed to
the scone and was able to rescue them
The child may dlo.
THE CONDITION OFJHE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hour
Ending at 8 O'clock this Morning.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Conditions of the weathoi as re
coi ( led for ( lie 21 hours ending ul '
a. m. today.
Minimum I ! !
A vet ago M
Total ptodpltatlon for mouth . . . 205
narometor 15H 9i )
Chicago. Maj 19Tho h'ulletln Is
sued by the Chicago station of tin
United States weather bureau thli
morning , given the forocnot for No
hniskn as follows :
Showers tonight and Friday. Warm'
or tonight Cooler west poitlon Fri
Chicago , May 19 The wonlhot map
shows Hoar and \\aimer ovoi.vwhoto
No noitInvest nilns , hut wariuet up
thcic Thoio ait1 a few show PI H In
Illinois , MlHSonil and Ohio valley
lloavj i.iins In Oklahoma.
IOWA SAYS TO "STAND PAT"
Tariff Reformers in DCS Moincs Con
vention ate Completely Snowed
lies MolnoH , la , May 19 The slate
i ( 'publican coin cut Ion \\as a li.irino
nloiis alfnlr tliiouglioiit The "stand
patters" elected an eiitlro delegation
except in one district. The doing UPS-
at huge aie ( ! o\onior CmmnliiH , Sen
ators \lllson and Dollivor , and Joseph
The tariff leformois wcio snowed
In the selection of delegates to the
national pom out Ion. there Is no op
position to Dolllver , .1 W. niythe and
Ciovernor Cummins fur delegates at-
laigo The most. Interest centered In
th < > selection of n committee on IPS
olntioiis Out of the eleven dlslilct
mo-tings hold the "stand pallets"
( ai i ii il nil except two
WAYNE COUNTY DEMOCRATS.
Stnnd by Kansas City Platform and
Want Bryan as Delegate.
Wu.vne Neb , May 19 The demo
cnitlc county contial commilteo has
selected the following as delegates to
attend the state convention to behold
at Omahu. June 1Phil II. Kohl.
Henry KloKKing , Robot t Finske. Rob-
011 Sidles , Chillies ( iieeii , , Chailes
Kiliau. Wtillei S Goldie , .1 II M Mi
all. R II James.
SIOUX CITY OMAHA LINE.
Stockholders Intend to Have it Open
by September 1.
Sioux City , la. , May 19 A meeting
of the stockholdeis of the Sioux City ,
Homer < Southern niectilc lallvwiy
company , hold at the Mnndainln hotel
hoie lasted until e.ul > this moining
Ituis deciiied that the line fiom
Slou\ City to Dakota Cltv , Neb ,
i-lmtild be pushed to completion as
rapidly that the oiitlio line to Homer
should bo cairylng passengeis by
It was announced that the company
had decided to enter into an agree
ment with the Sioux City Traction
compan } to fuinlsh the needed power
to inn the cais to Dakota City until
the company should bo able to got its
own power house completed
The meeting was attended by L A
Jennings and W. D Jennings of Now-
cast IP , Ind , Joseph Crow , Colonel
Henry C Alkln and Edgar Williams
of Omaha , C. II O'Connor of Homer
and R. A Talbot of Sioux City.
The board of dliectors was in
creased by the addition of tv o mem
bers , Edgar n. Williams and W. D.
BILBY MURDER CASE.
Little Doubt that V lctlm Was Delib
erately Enticed to Country.
Aberdeen , S D. , May 19 Develop-
bents In the DeWItt C. Dllby murder
case appear to leave little doubt that
the murdered man was the victim of
Will Viegler , and that the murderer
deliberately enticed his victim Into
the country for the purpose of get
ting his money. Bllby was spending
a short time In Groton and Viegler
joined him on Friday night and hired
a rig to go to the homo of diet Lucas
In the country to attend a party. The
two men loft the "Lucas homo at 11
o'clock the same night and Bllby was
not seen again alive Viegler re
turned the Ihory team alone Sunday
morning Viegler hired another team
and drove to the McFarland place.
and \\ns told of the discovery of the
body of Bllby , which had not yet been
taken from the well and Identified.
Vloglor declined to help get the body
from the well , saying he would return
after driving to another place four
miles away Ho did not return , but
drove to Houghton , where ho hired
another team which took him within
n mile of Hocla , where ho failed to
secure another team , and where ho
was last seen Sunday night. An ex
amination of the buggy used by the
two men Friday night shows blood
stains on the cushion and back , and
the probability seems to bo that Bilby
was shot while riding In the buggy
after they loft the Lucas place Friday
night. Bllbj's people live In New-
York city , and ho had been about Gro
ton for two or three > oars.
REPUBLICANS SETTLE CONTESTS
ON FIRST BALLOT.
ROBERTSON WAS CHAIRMAN
PLEDGE FULL ASSESSMENTS OF
CORPORATIONS IN STATE.
WILL EQUALIZE REVENUE LAW
Adopt Resolution for Nomination of
Burkctt as Senator Endorse Roosevelt
velt and Webster Harmony Pre
vailed Throughout Ended at 7.
For United States nonator , I ? .1
For goxoinor ,1 II Mickey
Foi lieutenant govoinor , 13 (1. Me-
For troasiiipr , Peter Moitnimon
For atato superintendent , .1. U Me
For allotuey general , N'orrls Brown-
For secretary of state , A. fnhmliu. !
For auditor of public accounts , n
For commissioner of public lands
and buildings , II. M Knlnn
For delegates at large , II C Brotno ,
.1 F Piper , C. 15 Dempster , Lollang.
Lincoln , Neb , May 19. From n
SlnfCjCoiiPspnndont The lopubilcan
state convention , one of the laigest
.ittondod and most enthusiastic that
has p\er ( icon hold In NobiasKa con
\ened > pslordav , afternoon at 2 o'clock ,
called to onlor 1 > > Temporary ( 'halt
man Baldwin lion W M. Robertson
of Not folk was made permanent chair
man of the convention
The locommoiidatlou of Iho com
mittee appointed. was adopted by the
convention to ( lie effect that llou K
.1 Iliitkolt Klinuld lie nomln.ited lot
United Stales Koualoi Mickey. Me-
( illton , .MoitciiKon , Mclttien and
Blown woK1 nominated for their several -
oral positions In ncclnniatlmi.
Galusha First Ballot.
On the fiist ballot , A Caiusha of
Red Cloud , was nominated for secro
tarv of state Senile was nominated
foi auditor and Faton for commis
sioner of public lands and buildings ,
also on the flist ballot
The delegates at large nominated
won1 Biome of Omaha , I'lper. Demp
ster and Lollang Piper In fiom To-
Kniiiah and was oiidotsed at Columbus
by the lopubllcaiiH of the Tlilid ills-
tilct only Monda > of this wool.
The convention was haimonious tea
a degiee tliiouglioiit the session The
Stirling speech of Baldwin at the outset -
sot called foith much applause1 and
put the coin cut Ion in good humor.
The woik was all over within a very
sboit time , comparatively
Not thorn Nobiaska stood In the
top of the band wagon that won. It
was solid for Caiusha of Red Cloud
.iml the northern Nebraska delega
tion was much courted by the other
elements in the assembly The Gu-
lusha-Searle-naton combination that
was made carried the candidates
thiough without a murmur or a ripple
Platform is Strong.
The platform adopted Is a strong
one. It endorses for the renomlna-
tion of Theodore Roosevelt for the
presidency , Instructs the delegates to
the national convention for John L
Webster as vice president of the United , -
ed States and pledges the republican
party to a correction of any Inequal
ity , if such Inequality exists , In the
new revenue law. It pledges the as
sessment of all property corporate
and private at the full face value of
such property and favors rigid econ
omy In the state expenses.
The thousand delegates who were
here from all parts of Nebraska con
sider that they have one of the strong
est and most formidable tickets
launched that has ever been put forth.
Galnsha is a leader and a winner at
the outset. The other nominess are
likewise Intensely strong and It Is
thought the election will bo by the
biggest majority known In years.
The naming of Robertson of Norfolk
for the place of permanent chairman
was an honor to his personality , an
honor to Norfolk and an honor to the
northern half of the state of Nebras
ka. Ho presided with most becoming
dignity and made many now friends.
In his opening speech at 2 o'clock
H. W Baldrldgo , temporary chair
man , said :
"Tho bugaboo of free silver has
lost Its terrors even to the unthink
ing , It has been consigned to the tomb
of burled Issues and only the political
shade of William Jennings Bryan ,
pla > Ing the role of the resurrection
angel keeps the vigil and hovers o'er
Itfl resting place. But It's dead too
dead to smell and oven the Idiocy
of the democratic party , always to bo
lien led on I > mi the wton ( hill ) '
nut lillollc ennui 'i ' In ' - M
' \ll.l . the lailfT \ < M the I ill II' I i
Illio HIP poor It's itlwnxs with IIM
It has been drawn Into oveiy cam
p.ilrt'i ' liv tlP democratic parly when
all oilier IHMIIPR have Till ed It ninl
the Maine old ciontiito In the numo
old ui ah may bo drawn out. again In
the coming campaign for the aniline-
tiinnl If not for the ( millnotion of Iho
people , but Iho lailfT cannot lie iniiile
an IHMIIO between Hie paillen dm lug
thin campaign No line of cleavage
can ho drawn now between the pat
ties about thin qiiPHlinu The old doiti-
ociatlc doclilno of fieo trade IIIIH
boon icpudlatod tlnio and again by
the people and II Is as dead IIH ft on
"ll doiitth of leadoi'H Itt as gtoal IIH
lit ) deal 111 of IHHIIOH It dare not noin-
Intite UK foimur iitnndard bonier ,
twice defeated , nor Itn other foi mor
standard hoaioi , twice elected Iln
ranks dliioiganl/ed ami Hluittniod , It
has few to champion and none to
load And we have tin1 nail spectacle
of a once gloilotm domnciacv ap
proachlug a campaign , loin b\ Inter
nail dlHMoimloiiH , dejected , dlHpliltod ,
without an IHSIIO or a loadot , not
knowing what to do , but Mleawbor-
Ilka walling for Hoiiutlhliig to tuiii
up at SI l.onln In July , only ( o ho
tin nod dow u bv the people In Novem
The convention finished lln woik
and adjoin ned at 7 o cluck lasl evenIng -
Ing W N II
THE WQKLD'SPRESS ' PARLIAMENT
First of Series of Gto.it Intel national
Congicsccs , Planned foi St. Louis
Kt Louis , Mo. Mnv l' > The first
of HID wiles of grout Intel national
congroHHos planned In roimccliou with
the world's fair WIIH opened In Foul I-
\.il hull loda.v It IH the World's
1'irns put Iliimenl and Is atli tided by
noted jouiniillsts nml newspaper men
fiom many pails ol ( Inwmld The
pit siding olllcer IH Sir Hugh ( ill/pan-
Iti Id ol London , ami the pin I IcIpniilH
Include men of Hitch ptoiulmmcn an
I'aul Adam , editor of Lo Temps , 1'a-
IH ! , ( 'hallos II. Tajloi , editor of the
lloslon ( ilobo ; A It While , govoinor
of Weal Vligltiln ; I'llnco lOspor
Oiiklitoiimky of RiiHHla , M MeII Hod-
Kin odltoi of the Ki'email's ( Journal ,
Dublin , M Bitliloi , .of Der Bund
Uorno ; .1 K Vnrtlinnir go < ' "rnor o !
Mississippi ; K W lloch , lopubilcan
nominee for governor of Kansas , John
A Cooper , piesldont of the Canadian
I'roHS association , I * . V Collins of
Minneapolis , piosldcnt of the Nation
al I'Mltotlal unsocial Ion ; Crosby S
Novos of tin1 WuHliiiigton Star , Frit/
ftotleiH , ol the Cliionliie ( | , DriiHHols ;
Fiank H Noyos ol the Chicago Roc-
old lloiald , 11 von ICiipflet , ol the Lo
cal An/olgor , Bet lln , and nnmeioiis
others The congicss will continue )
In ROHHlon tliiongli the ii'inalnik'r of
OUT OF RACING BUSINESS.
Wectern Union V/ill no Longer Dis
tribute Turf Reports.
New Yoik , May 19 Following his
action In discontinuing to all sub-
Hcilbois In this city a repoit of the
racing at vaiious tiacks In this conn-
tij , Colonel ReboiL C. Clowiy notified
the general Hiipoiintuudonts of the
company at Now York , Chicago , At
lanta and San Francisco that the col
lection and distribution by the West
ern Union Telegraph company of
horse race ropoits would be discon
Dakota County Delegates.
Jackson , Neb , May 19 The dele
gates from Dakota county to the dem
ocratic state convention will lie
Thomas Ashford , jr ; J. M. Brannan ,
W. Bartlett , Thomas Sullivan , Jr , ; D.
C Heffornan , W. A. Morgan , J. M.
Barry and John Duggan. The delega
tion Is unrestricted.
INSTALL NEWJISHOP OF ALBANY
Rev. Richard H. Nelson of Philadel
phia Made Bishop Coadjutor of
Albany , N Y , May 19 The consecration
cration of the Rev Richard H Nel
son of Philadelphia as bishop coadju
tor of the Episcopal diocese of Albany
took place In this city today and was
the most brilliant ceremony of the kind
that has over taken place in Albany
It began In All Saints' cathedral at
10:30 : o'clock this morning and con
sumed several hours. The vast audi
torium was crowded to the doors and
hundreds would have liked to secure
tickets of admission , but were re
Interest In the occasion was In
creased by the prominence of the par
ticipants. The three consecrating
bishops were the Jit. Rov. William
Ciosswoll Doano of Albany , JU. Rov.
O.\l W. Whlttakor , D. D , of Philadel
phia , and Rt. Rov. Chauncoy B. Brow-
ster of Connecticut The presenters
were the Rt. Rev Alexander Mackay-
Smith , bishop coadjutor of Pennsyl
vania , and Rt. Rov. Charles T. Olm-
stead , bishop coadjutor of central
Now York. The sermon was preached
by the Rt. Rev Arthur C A. Hall , D.
D , bishop of Vermont ,
will bo la
GENERAL CONFERENCE OPENO
THIS MORNING AT BUFFALO.
RETIRING MODERATOR PREACHEU
QucHtlons to Receive Attention nt the
Gathcilng Southern Meeting at
Mobile and Cumbcilnnd Drnnch
Mcctn nt D.ill.is , Texns , Today.
Buffalo. N Y , May 19Tho Lafay
ette Avenue I'toHb ) terlan church , 'ipa-
clonii though It IH , WIIH ncarcoly able
to uccomiiiodnlo HIP otowdH who
Hiiitghl admittance thin morning nt
the opening of the Illith annual non-
Nliin of tin1 l'tPHborlan ( gonoial an-
HPinlily Tin1 gallioiini ; wan called In
01 dot at II o'clock by the retiring
inodoniloi , the Rev Itolieit 1' ' Coylo ,
D D , of DOIIVOI Two hours ptlor to
Hie foininl opening the chapel wan
thiown open to tecolvp iho ciodon-
llahi of Hie coinmlmiloiioiH , iiumbur-
In ) ; uonil ) 7i ( ) ) , and an equal iiimihor
of allot miles , and fiom that hour un
til HIP aHHcinhlj convened the Ror.
Dr William II ItobottH ( ho Hinted
cleik. WIIH kept IIIIHV dlsl t Uniting
ImdgoH and assigning the delegates to
their placet * The gulletIPB of the
edlllco WIMP crowded to suffocation
when tin1 opening li > mn wan itutig , tlio
HpoclnlorH joining with Iho commit- !
HlonoiH and altoinatOM In the tumll-
lion ot Hie anthem.
The Honiioii of Iho tollrlng modo-
nilor occupied the entile morning son-
Hloii ami at HH conclusion Iho nuRem-
blv iidlonriied until a late hour In the
aftpinooii to prepare for the election
ol the new modelntor Iho moHt im
portant pi ad leal biiHlnoHH of the day.
The HosHlon bognn today will con
tinue for ton days or Iniigei As
constituting the highoHl coinl In the
chinch , tin iiHHninbh will lie a matter
iif wl < ! ( spicud Inleio'l and many mat-
lei H of liiipoiLance will lie brought
heroic It lor dlHciiHHlon and settle
ment Theio nto no hoiosy trials ,
and no rovlHloa of the confosslon of
faith IH expodled , but the many qnuii-
Hon. ] of doelilno and discipline which
aid constantly coming up In all suc
tions of the country , and which have
boon In ought to the assembly for ad
judication , wilt Inject plenty of doc-
lilnai dlsciiH'lon into tin sesHlonfl.
Fi iciiHHt among the questions to
iccehe attention Is the piopnsod con
solidation ot the I'resb > teiian and
Cnnibei land ProHbj toilan chiircliCH.
Doctiliml dlffoioiicos have separated
HIPHO chinchi'H tot years past , but of
late they have been drawing clowor
Ingot bet and now Iheio Heenm to bo
lltllu dllllciilly la the way ot bringing
about n consolidation A Joint com-
mllleo has ainingod a plan of con
solidation , which must now bo rati
fied by Hie two denominations. Ills
expected ih.it thin will be done ,
though them will be opposition to
the step , both at the aHHomblv hoin.
and ul tin1 assembly of the Cumber
land ProsbUerluns , which meetH to
day at Dullas.
A nut her question of far-roaclflng
Importance tnuchoB the color line In
the Piosb.vterlan church. For some
> oars pnHl ovettiiios have como to
Hie gonetal assembly asking the pilv-
llego ol establishing separate pros-
bytotloH for white and colored inln-
iKtoiB In HIP same territory. Such a
proposition lias always boon defeat
ed and It Is expected the committee In
charge of the question , and which has
be-on deliberating on it for the past
year , will again report against It.
Southern Presbyterians Meet.
Mobile , Ala May 19 The annual
session of the general assembly of
the Southern Prusbytorlan church waa
called to order today by the retiring
moderator , Rev Abnor C Hopkins ,
D D , of Charleston , W Va About
two hundred commissioners were In
attendance , half being ministers and
half ruling elders They represented
about eighty presbyteries and moro
than l.OOO.OiiO communicants , scat
tered variously over the states of Vir
ginia , West Virginia , Maryland , North
Carollua , South Carolina , Kentucky ,
Tennessee , Georgia , Florida , Alabama ,
Mississippi , I ulbiana , Texas , Arkan
sas and Missouri , and Indian Terri
Assembly at Dallas.
Dallas , Texas , May 19 The gener
al assemhl } of the Cumberland Pres
byterian church convened In Dallas
this morning. It Is estimated that tha
attendance Is over 500 The commis
sioners represent presb.v torles In the
terlrtory extending from Pennsylva
nia to California and from Iowa to
Louisiana. The sermon of the retir
ing moderator occupied the most of
the opening session.
At the opening session telegrams of
congratulation were exchanged with
the I'rosbytorlan general assembly ,
which began Its session In Buffalo to
day The consolidation of the two
denominations , which has been agi
tated for vears , Is ono of the foiomost
matters to receive attention at the
present assembly. It Is expected that
both assemblies will take action fa
vorable to the proposed amalgama
tion Other matters affecting the doc-
trluo and discipline of the church will
bo considered and acted upon.
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