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FIB NATIDNAL TICIET. ! Levering and Johnson to Lead the Prohibitionist Voters. THE FREE SILVERITES BOLT; ?? ^ ? miC jz-. The Head of the Ticket Is From Maryj land and the Tall From Illinois?The SilveritcB nnd Populists Bolt Because the Platform is for Prohibition Solely ?A Two Days' Session. Fittsbctio. Penn., May 29.?The Prohibi tionist National Convention after a two days' session nominated Joshua Levering, of Maryland, for President and Hale Johnson, of Illinois, for Vice-President. They belong to the "narrow guago" element of the party. |The platform of the convention is confined to the single issue of prohibition, all tbe f'Isms," such as free silver, woman's suffrage, and the rest being dropped. The convention was in an uproar all day, and When the platform was adopted finally the [free silverites and Populists arose and left the hall. About 200 delegates bolted. One of the final acts of the convention was to send a telegram of sympathy to the Mayor of St. Louts. The women first bad a hearing in favor of woman suffrage and other reforms advocated by the Woman's uunsrmn xemperance udjoij. a <.<iuiiui?w of five ladies was appointed to consider these ; requests and report on them. Dr. I. K. Funk, of New York, Cnairman of the Committee on Platform, then reported the platform as agreed upon by the majority pf the committee. The first sis planks, denunciatory of the liquor trafflcand propos-. In? straight-out prohibition, ho said, had been unanimously adooted. The seventh plank, which declared that no citizen should be denied the right to vote on account of sex, he said, had been adopted by only a small majority. The other planks upon which there was some division in the committe.e were: That all citizens should be protected in their right to one day's rest a week: non-sectarian schools to be taught in the English language; election of President, Vice-President and Senators directly by the people; liberal pensions; exclusion of pauper ?nd criminal immigrants; the naturalized citizen not to vote till a year after naturalization; favoring arbitration; inviting co-operation of all persons favoring these views. When ex-Governor St. John rose to present the minority report he was received with loud applause from the broad-gauge faction, wbich increased as he read the minority money plank, which was for free silver coinage. At the afternoon session the convention considered the free silver plank proposed by the broad gauge faction. After three hours' hot debate, the free silver plank was defeated by a vote of 397 ayes to 427 noes. Mr. Patton, of Illinois, precipitated a lively debate by opposing the non'-sectariau school resolution, as being the work of the American Protective Association. He appealed to the convention not ta aiopt anything which would prevent enlisting all good citizens to aid them in flsrhtlnsr against the rum power. He proposed a substitute platform which omitted mention of every subject, woman suffrage Included, except prohibition. In a scene of intense confusion, the previous question was ordered by a rising vote, and Mr. Patton's substitute was declared , adopted and thus became the sole platform of the party. A recess was taken at 6.45 until 8 p. m., and the broad-gaug? men immediately went into caccus to consMer their further plans. ; About 300 debates attended the broadguage caucus, Including sixty women. Various bolting propositions were howled down. a - ???? aaac-lrvr* nf tVlft ^OnTPTI. , ?LS Z>VUU an IUO UI^UI, V WW? r tion was called to order the roll was called ! for nominations for President and Vice-President of the United States. Mr. Tucker, of / Maryland, nominated Joshua Levering, of f that State. Ellsha Kent Kane, of Pennsylvania, nominated ex-Governor L. C. Hughes, of Arizona, a former citizen of Philadelphia. Mr. Levering's nomination was seconded by Mr. Hipp, of Illinois; Mr. Volney B. * Cushing, of Maryland; Mr. English, of New York, and Mr. McClennan Brown, of Ohio. No one having seconded ex-Governor Hughes's nomination, his name was withdrawn, and Mr. Joshua Levering, of Baltimore, was nominated by acclamation as the Prohibition standard bearer. > With waving of flags and tumultuous demonstrations of applaase the candidate was escorted to the platform and made an address of acceptance. Soon after 11 p. m., when the National Committee had possession of the floor and 1 t.,~A contnoutions to ine cauiptu^u iuuu, by a number of $500 checks from New York delegates, were pouring in, a tramping down the aisle to the left of the Chair announced the departure of the free-silver women-suffrage, Populist "bolters," about 200 in number, who had secured a hall and were preparing to hold a meeting elsewhere, and very materially disturbed the proceedings of the convention. The convention nominated Hale Johnson, of Illinois, for Vice-President, and at 12.30 a. m. adjourned sine die. Squeezed to Death in a Stump. George Bennett, of Eden, Canada, met with a horrible death a few days ago. Ho was assisting in tho operation of splitting large stumps with a jack-screw and had one nearly split, when ho stepped into the opening. Suddenly the jack-screw sprung out, the stump closed like a shot, catching Bennett, and he was slowly squeeze! to death. JVIcEnery for Senator. Judge Samuel D. McEnery has been nominated for United States Senator by the Democratic caucus of the Louisiana Legislature at Baton Bouge, receiving sixty-eieht votes. He was then elected by the Legislature. He is in favor of the free coinage of silver. Spain's Great Drought. In consequence of the prolonged draught in Spain the price of water and bread has in some regions risen fifty per cent, and it is estimate! that grain to the value of $100,0i)0,000 will have to be imported. Many of the springi and rivers are dry. Fruit Crop Promising. The fruit prospects appear to be generally as gooa in the interior of tha country, a: least as far west as the Mississippi Valley, as In the Middle States. Invaded by Queer Alice. The neighborhood of Butler, Mo., has b a invaded by "'mice that look like little ka. garoos," and that destroy the growing cor ? A Sea' Lion la a Salmon Net. A monster sea lion, in quest of salmon, bo came entangled in one of the fish traps i;t the mouth of the Columbia, in Oregon, that cost about 61000. The trap was bally wre.-ked. Th'i lion, which was killed, weighed over 2100 p unds. Cheap II -staurant Trust. The flfteen-cent-a-meal restaurant proprie. tors of Detroit, Mich..have formed a trust and raised their price to twenty cents for siutrie meals, though t;n*y will continue to give twenty-one muub lor i2."o to rjgu:ar boarders. Prominent People. Sir Moses Er. kiei, who designed the Jesso Seiigman monument, is an American by Dirtn. The tate Sir Henry Pnrkes, the Australian G. 0. M., married a third wife at eighty years of age. t Prince de Sagan. the arbiter of elegiineo among the Parisian dudes, is now sixty-four years of age. Senator Yoorhees, of Indiana, will retire from public life at the expiration of this .present term. Morri3 K. Jesup. of New York City, has accepted the presidency of the American Sunday-school Union, to which he was recently elected. THE NEWS EPITOMIZED Washington Item*. The Senate repassed the lliver and Hartsor hill r>vt>r th? President's veto. Only five Senators?Democrats?voted to sustain the President. The House settled the contested election case of Mitchell vs. Walsh from the Eighth New York District. The report of the majority of the Elections Committee recommended the seating of Mitchell (Rep.) in place of Walsh, and it was agreed to?yeas, 152; nays, thirty-nine. By this action the Democratic strength In thp House was reduced to ninety-seven, and that of the Republicans increased to 249. The marriage of Miss Julia Scott Stevenson. second daughter of the Vice-President, to the Rev. Martin D. Hardin, son of General P. Watt Hardin, of Kentucky, look place In the New York Avenuo Presbyterian Church. The President and his Cabinet were present. The bride received gifts from many Senators and Foreign Ministers. Senor De Lome, the Spanish Minister, has protested to the American Government against the parading of the Cuban flag in a procession in New York City on May 30. The President sent to the Senate the nominations of William Churchill, of Brooklyn, to be Consul-General at Apia. Samoa, ana David N. Burke, of New York, to oe ConsulGeneral at Tangier, Morocco. The President sent to the Senate the nomination of Abram R. Server, of New York, to be Chief Examiner of the Civil Service Commission. Mr. Serven is a native of Waterloo, N. Y., and is thirtv-four years of age. ?. ? J nn*kA. TD0 ilOUSO ruver ailu nuiwi uumuimrv formally njrreed to recommend to the House the paesacre of the River and Harbor bill over the President's veto. Chairman Hookpr was instructed to prepare a report. Senor Don Joaquin Bernardo Calvo presented to President Cleveland his credentials as Minister to the United States from Costa Rica. # Domestic. BECOBD OF THE LEAGUE CLUBS. Per Per Olnb*. Wnn. Tyist. ot Hubs. Won. T/lgt. Ct. Baltimore.25 13 .65* Pittsburcr.18 17 .514 Cleveland 21 12 .636 Chicago. .19 21 .475 Cincinnati24 15 .615 <V'shinK'nl7 19 .472 Boston....22 15 .595 New Yorkl6 22 .421 Philadel..23 16 .590St. Louis.ll 27 .298 Brooklyn. 19 18 .514 Louisville..9 29 .237 General Wheaton, of the United States Army, stationed at Denver, Col., was informed that Massia, the renegade Apache Chief, had been slain in Southern Arizona by Indian scouts after he bad killed three scouts. The passing of Massia will be heard of witfi delieht by all of the inhabitants of Southern Arizona and New Mexico, for he was a red-handed murderer. The National Brewers' Association held ji? imrcy-si.\ui auuuai viuu?cuuvu at. Philadelphia. The association represents 1771 breweries, having an aggregate capital of 8250,000,000. John Hogan was sentenced to forty-sight. years' imprisonment for barn burning at Doylestown, Penn. Thirteen persons were injure!, some of them fatally, by the fall of an elevator in Baltimore, Md. Kentucky's Democratic State Convention was controlled by the free silver men. Cleveland's and Carlisle's names were hissed, Temporary Chairman Lonsr made a speech in favor of the cold standard. When the vote for Temporary Chairman was called for, State Senator Charles .J. Bronston, the free silver candidate, received 691 votes, while Judge Humphrey, the gold standard candidate, got 206. The town of Pratt. Kan., has repudiated its Donaea lnaeoteaness. rne uity uouaou has instructed the Treasurer not to pay any more interest coupons on the city's bonded indebtedness. Pratt carries a bonded debt of $75,000. Six women were Graduated from the Law Department of the University of New York in New York City. A filibuster expedition sailed from Mobile, Ala., with the purpose, it Is said, of capturing a Cuban seaport. Judge Woodbridge ' Strong, at New Brunswick, N. J., sentenced Henry Jackson, a colored man, to six years' confinement in State prison for attempting to wreck trains on the Pennsylvania Railroad, near Deans Station, on the night of May 6. John E. Blair and his son. Alva Blair, attacked the former's son-in-law, Henry An-; thony, in the streets of Nevada, Mo., with revolvers and knives. Over twenty-five sh<5td were fired at him, and seven of them struck the victim. Blair cut his throat in the presence of 200 people. Sophronia Beaurpeard was found dead in a Springfield (Mass.) hotel, and it is supposed she was murdered. Herman Eak, a New Jersey farmer, was found on the track of the Rarltan RiverRailway with a bullet wound In his head and his hand cut off. He died and is 6upposed tc have been the victim of robbers. At Newbury, Vt. John Evans, Jr., age3 twenty-flve. and Joseph Esrgleston, aged fifty, quarreled as to risrht of way in passing on the road, and Evans killed E^gleston with a blow of the fist. An explosion of gas at the Eack Ridge colliery, Shamokin, Peun., killed John Thompson. Samuel Faust and four others were fatally injured. Mrs. Freeland Dustin died at Holland, N. X.. where she had been ill several months, during which time her limbs gradually became ossified. At the time of her death thoy were nearly as hard and heavy as stone. The 500 or 600 grain scoopers who are members of the Grain Shovelers' Union, local No. 51. International Longshoremen's Association, went out on scrike at Buffalo, N. Y. The Postmaster at New Baden, 111., says his office, with entire contents, including mail, stamps and supplies, was blown away by a tornado, his home wrecked, himself and family all hurt, and one member killed. He note thnt nfrnmns nnd surmliesbesent at once. Dr. Joseph Clifford Moore now stands adjudged guilty of makine faise entries on the stub book of the Union Publishing Company, of Manchester, N. H. The jury deliberated eipht hours. The registration papers of the Cuban fill- . bustering steamer Bermuda were revoked by the British Consul in Philadelphia. Seven persons were killed in Chicago by electric car accidents during May, ami fiftytwo were more or less seriously injured. Four horses were killed upon the street, but their drivers escaped. Ed. Cross, living ten miles east of Camden, Ark., killed his mother-in-liiw by striking heron the h<-ad with a hoe. He then attempted to ki 1 his wife and sister-in-law, but failed and escaped. The Presbyterian General Assembly, in Saratoga, N. Y., aijourned after adopting the recommendation made by the Committee on Pills and Overtures, reaffirming the judicial deliverance to the effect that the Scriptures prohibited public preaching by women. Forelen Notes. Colonel Rafael Portuendo is said to have landed a formidable expedition in Cuba. The Prince of Wales's horse Persimmon won the great English ueroy race; .Leopold de Rothschild's St. Frusquia was secoad. The Chinese array operating against the K in-Soo rebels has been defeated with great slaughter. The murder of a German officer named Krauss by the bodyguard of the Viceroy of Nankin is reported; the affair is likely to"result in the resignations of all German officers in Chinese servi-e. Gerard Roh!fs, the Gprman explorer, died in Godesberg, Rhenish Prussia. P. M. Arthur was re-elected at Ottawa, Canada. Chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers by a vote of 320 to 80 over his oppouent, Ilaberstick, of Stephens. Wis. Lon Hicks, an American, who, with his family, settled on a farm near Victoria, Mexico, a few months ago, murdered three of his children while intoxicated. He disappeared before his capture could be effected, and is hiding in the mountains. Lady Henry Somerset made an address at the openinj* of the twentieth annual council of the British Women's Temperance Association in London. As the Greek Nation seems to be unanimous for the annexation of Crete, in opposition to King George, the King's abdication is hinted at. A dispatch from Moscow, Russia, says that it is fstimntpd thnt 3A00 nerson?; were killed ami 1200 persons injured, the majority of thorn fatally, by the disa strous crush on the Hodynsky Plpins. f ; FIGHT FOR A FREE CH Patriots Defeat Attempts of Soan to Cross the Duaba River. GENERAL LEE IN HAVi The New Consul-General Arrives I Cuban Capital?An American Loaded 'With Filibusters and Ai nltion.'ITnn a Knee Off the Cuban That Laslecl Several Hours. Havana. Cuba, Juno 4.?General Fit; Lee, of Virginia, who was appointed ? r>/%nnii1.r;onornl Jn tMc r: 3lckl<jo vvuju. ?? ?m w. resignation of Ramon 0. Williams, ai here onrly yesterday morning by the Line steamer Maseotte. The steamei met by a gayly decorated tug, upon ' were Messrs. Williams and Springer Burgess and 8enor Zaldo, representin Captain-GeneraL The party boarde Maseotte and extended a cor lial welco General Lee. General Gradley Tyler son and a number of other Americans i large crowd awaited General Lee a1 Ou the wharf he was received most re fully. There were no demonstration* he entered a handsome carriage, wit CUBIT AS, SEAT OF THI (A small settlement in the province 01 a score of miles due north fron miles due west from Nuevltas, In tl coachman and footman in Senor Zj livery, and was driven to the Hotel 1 terra Advices from Baracoa report that en ments have recently taken place be 8panish forces and bands of insurgen the banks of the Duaba River. Owing i heavy rains lately the river was g swollen, and its crossing was rendered cult. An attempt was made, however, Spanish column to reach the other aid the troops were attacked by insurgents, the result that one soldier was killec two were wounded. Tno insurj loss is put at twanty-four, bul believed to be greater. C< ulng their march along the river Spanish on May 27, again attempted to this time by the ford at Buenavista, bul were again attacked, and Major Ooi Moro and eight soldiers were wounde perisned in the river, being unable to r the shore they had left, while a Caph sergeant and two privates were woundei succeeded in reaohing the river Orders have been given for the re-enl I mftntq to be 9ent to the column by 1 but this will be difficult of execution c to the condition of the rivers. A force surgents made an attack upon Cande but they were repulsed and compelled tire. FLED FROM THE CRUISER. The Three Friends Fired on by a Spi War Ship. Jacksonville, Fla., June 4.?The ste Three Friends, which left this port on 23 with a heavy carpo of arms and ami tion and 100 men for Cuba, returned v day morning after a successful and ex< trip under direction of Captain N. B. I ard. She landed every man and ever tridge into the hands of a strong band surgents in Santa Clara province, oe south side of the island. On Thursday, May 28, when dawn b Pantntn Tlmtrard saw behind him. hull the horizon, one of the Spanish cru They spied each other about the same for is soon as the Three Friends quiet speed, the cruiser also did so. There 1 flash from her bow gun which brougl scared men to the deck of the Three Fri but the missile fell short. It was a race then for life. Captain I ard knew that the breaking of a pin v mean death for him and all his men, a he put on steam gently, but Anally fou necessary to make his stokers work fi cally to outrun the Spaniard. Shot shot was fired by the cruiser, until c pure exasperation Captain Broward 1 twelvo-pounder loaded and spoke back. The gunboat perceptibly slackened i and by noon the military top of the Spa was below the horizon astern. The r< the voyage was plain sailing, tho carg ing landed in a covered bav at night. Martinez Campos Arrested. Madbid, Spain. June 4.?During a r private discussion of affairs in Cuba bet General Martinez Campos, the predec of General Weyler as Captain-Genei Cuba, and General Borrero, the argu became animated and finally developec a hot quarrel. A duel was arranged. Captain-General of Madrid hastened t< spot, arriving just as the prin ipals wei ing placed in position. It was only wit greatest difficulty that he succeeded in ping the affair before either of the co: ants was wounded. General Martinez Ca and General Borrero were finally disa and sent to their residences under arresi An Indian Shoots His Wife. Moses Conjockety, au Indian of the C raugus (N. Y.) Reservation, shot and fi wounded his wife on the reservation, stable Cowdry attempted to arrest the Ii a few hours later, and the latter res Cowdry fired at him, the bullet taking < in one of his legs. Bering Sea Treaty ltatlfled.'' A cablegram from Ambassador Bayat formed Secretary Olney that ratiflcatio the Bering Sea claims treaty had bee changed in London. The treaty will n made public until its promulgation in don, as it is desired to have it appear s taneously in Great Britain and the U otaies. OH Sroutinj; Fifty Feet High. The biggest oil well in the Indiana has just bpen struck in the big woods Van Buren. When the drill was pul stream of oil six inches in diameter sp like a fountain for fifty feet above th rick. The drillers were compelled to pi fire out of the engine and move it away Man Marries His Step-Mother. Joseph Duquenne and his step-m< Mrs. Sophia Duquenne, both resideu CufTeen. were united in marriage at boro, lli., a few evenings airo. The br ten years old^r than her former step-so present husband. Prominent People. Senator Wolcott, of Colorado, Is re?; is the I>e=it amateur cyclist in Washing Tlio Goethe family is extinct. Couu Henckel. who died at Weimar not lonv was the last descendant of the great po Bismarck is only a strong man by lit starts now, and shows unmistakable sij his age, though his mental faculties ai Impaired. Gladstone is under a pledge to his | Mans never to make another public 8| Ho has more than once asked to have uside, but without success. The German Emperor has had his lol skiagraphed" preparatory to an ope ivhich Is expected to give him partial complete use of the now useless memb * m 1 CYCLING NOTES. | lUil Toe clips seem to be growing in favor. ' New Jersey has two women's bicycle clubs. Coasting contests are becoming common, women's bicv.;le club lias been organized i Iaras in Atlantic City, N. J. 1 ? Bicycling is increasing the church attendance in the rural districts of Maine. Tandem wheels ar;? steadily growing in .... popularity among New York a"nd Brooklyn \NAi riders. Max O'Rell says that nothing but heaven can be prettier than an American girl on her n th? bIcrcle' . At Prospect Park, Brooklyn, the other day. a Boat* a count was made, and 40,000 bicycles passed nmu- in two hours. Coast New York and Chicago inventors have produced leather tires, but they are very slow in making headway on the market. Inasmuch as the bicycle will carry eight 'hugh times its weight over twelve miles an hour, rnited superiority over every other vehicle is . n the claimed. rived During the afternoon of Decoration Day 0 " . . wheelmen passed a given point on the Coney tl Ilant iq|an(j m. Y.) bicycle path at the rate of u p was 4500 an nour. tl which New York City branches of the Y. M. C. A. g. Dr. have tabooed participation in Sunday con' the tests. This action followed closely on a * similar declaration by the Chicago branches. t< d the Qext Qeneraj Assembly of Connecticut li me to will, it is expected, be asked to pass a bill T/-\V?n_ forlnrr aar?h whoalmon Q1 tha nrnnaorlu fr* Vift and a used*"for keeping the roads in good condi- 6 shore. 0 spect- Arthur F. Cary, a son of George H. Cary, i, and of Lynn, Mass., has started on & tour of the P ;h the world on a bicycle. He will pedal to San J "?31 : PATBIOT GOYEBNUEirF IN iCUBA. j Puerto Principe, Central Cuba. The place is about i the city of Puerto Principe and about twenty-six tie same province.) aldo's Francisco, and sail thence to Japan. The 'ngle- trip may occupy five years. "Bicycle fever," or '-fatigue fever," as It gag?- is technically termed, has been discovered tween to be a very unpleasant resultant effect of ts on hard blcjcle riding. The physicians of Lonto the don have discovered this new disease. r^y A good way to protect a bicycle lamp from bv a austi waea carnea on a iouk aay a ruu ior ' t lt use returning homo at night, is to have a with amR'l bag ?* the proper size made to fit over [ ^n(j the lamp, with a drawn string at its mouth, gents' a meeting of the Board of Aldermen the t is other day it was estimated that there were jntln- 250,000 bicycles in New York City alone, and the that they represented an investment of not cross, les9 t^an thirteen and a half million dollars. : they Hartford, Conn., has two mounted policelzales men as a nucleus for a bicycle squad, and d and they are doing good work in arresting egain "scorchers." The day is not far distant when iln. a the bicycle squad will be a part of every po3, but lice department. bank. Many country papprs now contain appeals force- t0 wheelmen to call in at Sunday-school ' strawberry festivals and cool off by eating >wing a p]ate 0f cream and strawberries, thereby , Jn" aidlnsr a worthy object and at the same time to re' benefiting themselves. An enormous crowd witnessed the opening nf fho now Phnrlns RivAr firnlfi track at Bos ton. E. C. Bald and W. D. Sanger distin- f guisbed themselves. In the professionals f anleb Bald won the half mile, flying start, In 1.01, the mile open in 2.15 3-5, the handicap In ' 2.22, and went an exhibition mile, paced by 'i !ai?er quintet, in this time: Quarter, .31 2-5: third, J Ma>* .41 1-5: half, 1.01 4-5; two-tblrds, 1.21 1-5; 1 ester t'iree*cluarter3' mile, 1.59 1-5. lting Thirty thousand persons were at the lrv- j jrow. ington-MUburn roa l course in New Jersey, s year- Decoration Day. There were 153 starters in |( of in- twenty-flve-mile road race, which was j i fhe won by B. M. Alexander, of the Hartford h Wheelmen. W. P. Neville, of the Vim Bicycle roke Club of Newark, was second. Charles Had- a upon' field, of the Vim Bicycle Club, finished first, g isers but wa3 disqualified for having been paced. J time MODI# OCWll WUU IUO LI1UC piiso IU l.vo.11. :ened broke all road records from five mtles tvas a UP *rom scratch. The greatest handicap it 100 was 12 mimrte3 15 seconds. Seventy-four ezdai finished. 5row- FOR LIMBS LOST BY VETERANS. nc^so Government to *>ay Over 8500,000 for Q(j Substitutes or "Commutation." -anti- The Government is to expend over ?500.<1 000 during the next fiscal year upon veterans aad a an<* soldiers of the regular army who have lost a limb in service. Most of the benespeed flciaries are survivors 0/ the Civil War reniard bellion. but there are also many enlisted est of men the regular army who have lost 0 be- limbs, or the use of them, since the war. Every third year they are entitled to a new artificial arm or leg or for "commutation'' in cash. An order is given to them on any ecent artificial limbmaker they select, and transween portation is furnished to them from their lessor homes to the city where the limb Is to ba al of fitted. Sometimes this transportation ment amounts to a great deal more than the 6 1 into amount expended for the artificial limb, es- 8 The pecially where the beneficiary travels from a, TTT--^. 1 1-4. ?|? 1l1?A VrtTTT I ) me distant western uauuei u**? e be- York and Philadelphia. The greater part of! * h tho the beneficiaries secure their allowance every1 <j stop- third year. The other two years a smaller I nbat- portion receive their allowance. ? mpos In the bit: year, such as the next fiscal " nned year, the War Department pays out about c t. 86u0,000 for artificial arms and legs, or for c "commutation" for them. It is found that, despite the large number of deaths annually among the pensioners, the disbursements do Jatta- not decrease year by year. It remains totally day about as it was ten or twelve years ago. f ?0_ This is accounted for l?y the fact that, J Tdian tt'*boueh sixteen out of a thousand die every J icfoH yeari ks many new claims are approved an* a S Qua"y- 6 v Famous Character Dead. g George W. Latimer, who was tho first slave t! ^ jn bunted on Massachusetts soil, in 1842, and,' " by his subsequent arrest and incarceration1 ns oi (? thn old T.ftverrttt srreet iail. Boston. n ex- loosened the tongue of Wendeil Phillips, ot be aroused William Lloyd Garrison, and moved n Lon- the poet Whittier to write his famous lyric; E imul- "Massachusetts to Virginia." died in Lynn, d rnited Mass., a few days ago. He was seventy-flvc I yeats old. d 1 n Florida's Watermelon Crop. Seventy-two million pounds of watermelon l^ar is what the railroad aud fruit men estimate urted wi^ ra'9etlin Florida this year. This is c 0 der- eflu'vnlent to 3,000,000 mellons, which, if j nt the Plncefl ftUd10 l'nJ? would make a chain of n materrnelons 852 mil?> long, or further than (j from Jacksonville to the city of Washington. ^ Jther Stale* ill the Transvaal. ts of According to the official returns the Eoor Hills- ma'? population to the Transvaal is 23.i.'00, itle is while the male Uitlander population is cal- '' u and culnted by those acquainted with the coiiii- n try to number about 40,000. S C The National Game. arded Pitcher Inks has been rolease.l by t he Phil 'on' adelplna Club. 1 Doyle is once more playing first base for ^ 'ef1 the Baltimores. , ' , Tebeau, of Cleveland, leads the first base- a mnn of the country. {ns of r :e un- Bhines, of Cincinnati, is the pitching phe- L nomenon of the year. physi- Clark and his battine oyo strengthen the c leech. first corner of New York's inlleld. it set Umpiring in the National League is about t! as nearly perfect at this timo as it ever has ft arm been. ^ ration Boston's hitting has been altogether too 1 if not weak lor a team with championship aspiru- , er. tiona. h, HED AT THE FEAST, [errible Loss of Life Attends the Russian Czar's Coronation. /IOSCOW'S FRIGHTFUL CALAMITY Lbout 500.000 People "Were Gathered to Receive Their Ruler's Bounty?A Resistless Crowd Swept Forward to the Eoiths?Men, TFoinen and Children Tramnled Under Foot. Moscow. Russia. Juno 1.?A terrible aeclent, resulting in the loss of a large number f live?, oceurrcd here Saturday. It was at 10 popular fete of tho coronation ceremon?, held on the Hodynsky Plains, opposite le Petrovski Palace, and whicb, it is estimate 1, fully 500,000 persons attended. Many wild estimates were at first made as ) the number of persons who had lost their ves. It was impossible for some time to oblin any official information as to the numer, but at last it was "learned that the loss f life will exceed 1138. For days past the city had been full of easants from many parts of the country, all waiting the free teast. Many of the peasnts had walked long distances in order to e present, while others, more fortunate, ad arrived in the city in vehicles of evsry escription. Great booths had been constructed on the lain, and from them were distributed free jod. free beer and also mugs as souvenirs f the occasion. This free feast, which has lways been the popular feature of coronaIons, has hitherto been the occasion of a reat deal of crowding and good nalured Khting for places on the part of the hunreds of thousands of guests of the city. Tmm nn fiftriv honr tho neoDle had beeun 3 move In thousands on to the Hodynsky 'lalns. The crowd was greater than had een anticipated, and by 6 o'olock ugly ashes began to be made by bodies of worKlen coming in from the manufactories. The ressure grew worse and worse. Presently romen began to utter piercing shrieks and ries. and some of them fell. Hearing the noise in front, the mob behind mshed forward all the more eagerly, thinkog that those in front were getting all the ;ood things, for by this time the peoDle had Token into the booths and were looting hem. All at once there was a frantic rush, ndthe crowd surged forward like an iresistible and gigantic wave of human bangs. A correspondent saw a man aad his rife fall screaming together, but almost beore they had uttered a sound thirty others Fere piled upon them, whiJe hundreds more rere being hurled upon these by the massive orce behind. Shrieks, yells and curses rent the air. ligher and higher the mass of dead and lying was piled, and it seemed Impossible 0 do anything to prevent the tragedy from growing every moment more terrible and appalling. The few police present did noble vork In trying to rescue the people. ' All this happened at a point where the >ooths formed a curve, and into this angle he seething mass was pushed hopelessly orward. Here, within a distance of one mndred yards, large numbers of unfortulates perished. They formed a confused nass, struggling convulsively for a few noments in the death agonies, but everyvhere within a radius of Ave hundred yards >eop!e were falling and being crushed to leath. Many more W9re livid with fear, not 1 few were bleeding profusely and still more vere flghing in wild anger with one another. The vast crowd had become panic stricken, ["hey felt and acted as those who were batling for life. All along the line of the othei 'ooths. which extended out southward foi hree hundred yards, the victims of the rush were falling with despairing shrieks. vhMo nil thin was coine on those in front, egardless or ignorant of the dead and dyingj lillagedand robbec. After the crush the ground was strewn rith boots, Droken sticks and umbrellas, and arge wagons were still being fllled witn the lead. In some cases relatives were pleading o be allowed to accompany the corpses. One aan actually allowed himself to be shut in rlth them. The scene resembled a battle leld. Many relatives of the victims sat ,mong the dead wailing lamentations ot ooking stoically into space, and many sat hus throughout the night and until the todies were removed'this morning. Investigation shows that there have been ,bout as many women as male victims, lomo of the men were giants in statue; some eere mere youths. The scene at the burial ;round was appalling. The dead were laid n long rows and hundred of peasants wer? working as thoagh for life, excavating huge renches, extending nearly the entire length .4 TTti n/4 r>i?i\a ttrorfl hllHflH I II IUU UUUXUUJ'aiU, UUUUI.VUO nvtv mm..w4 luring the night, but the hillside was still overed with rough coffins. Everywhere tood groups from which came the low vailing chant whioh the Russian peasants ing over the dead. In one spot stood i big watering cart. Male and female dead vere being washed by their relatives there n the open field. Around .a long table sat i score of clerks writing orders for coffins. Jundreds ot bodies, however, are unrecogtized and these were placed side by side in renches. The Czar has been greatly moved by the llsaster, the full extent of which was broken o him gently by degrees. His Majesty has ordered that the sum oi 000 roubles be paid to each family that has ost a member through the catastrophe. In Edition, the State will pay the expenses ol urying the dead, while the physloians at he hospitals and elsewhere have been in? tructed to spare nothing to alleviate the ufferlngs of tho injured. Although the official report plaoes the mmber of those killed lu the disaster at 1138, t Is highly probable that the exact number if viotlms will never be known. The Vicelavor reckons that 1838 persona were killed ind 286 seriously, perhaps fatally, Injured, ["he official accounts, however, ao not In* lude many dead and Injured who wera re? aoved by friends. Tho Cltlauders Keleaaed. The release of all the members of the Reorm Committee, with tho exception oi lessrs. Rhodes, Hammond, Fairar and 'hlllips, the four leaders, who were origlnlly condemned to death, ha3 oauseJ wldepread rejoioing in the Transvaal and elsewhere in South Africa. The liberated Preorla prisoners called on President Kruger to bank him for their release. Garfield Statue Unveiled. The Garfield statue, the gift of the Fairlount Park Art Association, was unveiled in 'hiladelphia. The actual unveiling was one by Harry Garfleld, a gon of the late 'resident. Mayor Warwick made an adress and former United States Senator Edlunds delivered a eulogy. Only One Escaped Death. G. P. Munn, wife, and family of twelve hildren moved from Lincoln, Neb., to St. lOuis, Mo., on thelGth of May. The father, lotherand eleven children were killed in le tornado. Advices to that effect have ist been received by relatives from Frank Cunn, the sale survivor of the family. A Filibuster Fail*. The filibustering steamship Bermuda has liled again to laad a cargo of arms and amlunition destinedforthe Cuban insurgents. he returned to Philaaeipnia iroiu vancw lortez, Honduras, bringing bananas. The Labor Wor!(l. Canton (Ohio; gin Dinners wju <i sirui- i or eight hours. Detroit wooilenwaro workors have struck gainst piece work. International longshoremen will meet at Iscanaba on July 14. Thirtv-nino hours is a week's work by mahine typesetters in England. In Great Britain the yearly loss in wages brough ill-health is $55,000,000. Rochester (N. Y.) garment workers say rages have been cut fifty per cent, within a eat. Knights of Labor are pushing the bill to ave money order offices receive money on eposit. THE FIRST NOMINEE. Joihna Levering:, Who Wat Selected to Head the Prohibition Ticket. Joshua Levering, who was nominated for the Presidency by the Prohibitionists at their National Convention In Pittsburg, Penn., la a leading business man In Baltimore, Md.. being a member of the Arm of E. Levering Si Co.. importers of coffee. He has belonged to the Prohibition party since 1884, when he JOSHUA LEVEBCIO. voted for St. John for President. In 1891 ho was the the Prohibition candidate for Controller of Maryland, and la3t year was nominated for Governor. He was born In Baltimore, September 12, 1845. TWO COLORED MEN LYNCHED. One Dragged From the Court Boom by an Armed Hob and Hanged and Shot. Two colored men were hanged to a tree In the middle of Broad street, the main businana ?>nwmt?Vifara nf Prtlnmhnc and riddled with bullets by a mob at 10 o'clock a. m., afew days ago. They were Jesse Siayton and Will Mil?s. 8!ayton assaulted Mrs. Howard Bryan, a respectable white woman. He was captured and placed in jail before the crowd looking for him could find him. He was carried to the Superior Court room for trial. He had been indicted and a jury wus being impanelled when a mob rushed up the steps into tbe court room, yelling and brandishing rifles and pistols. They seized the terrified man. threw a rope around his neck, and dragged him 100 yards down Broad street, riddling bis body with bullets at every s'.ep. The body was swung up to a tree and left Hnnplbic thnre. The crowd then went to the jail after Will Mills, another colored man, who one night about two years ago attempted an assault od Mrs. Albright. The jailer pleaded with the mob, but to no avail. He was compelled to surrender Miles to save hi3 life and the jail from destruction. He gave up the keys and Miles was led to the tree where the body of Slayton dangledt He was swung up and his body filled with bullets. Miles had been tried and convicted twice, and his case had been sent back twice by the Supreme Court on technicalities for a new trial. The last trial resulted In a mistrial, and he was la jail awaiting his fourth trial. PUBLIC DEBT STATEMENT. A Net Increase for the Month of May ol 85,188,730. The debt statement Issued from the United States Treasury Department at Washington shows a net increase In the public debt less cash in the Treasury during May of $5,188,780. The Interest-bearing debt increased $3,176,450: the non-interost-bearing debt decreased $885,170, and cash in the Treasury decreased $2,897,450. The balances of the several classes of debt at the close of business May 80 were: Interest-bearing debt, $845,488,590: debt on which inhoc rtaoafl \ cinna matnHfr flXS deb: bearing no interest. $373,535,050. Total. 31,220.689,610. The certificates and Treasury -notes offset by an equal amount of cash in tho Treasury outstanding at the end of the month were $555,646,973,a decrease of $4,947,280; the total cash in the Treasury was 6861,706,970; the gold reserve was $100,000,000: net cash balance, $167,193,210. In the month there was a decrease in gold coin and bars of $17,139,316. the total at the close being $151,307,142. Of silver there was an increase of $1,613,720. Of the surplus there was in the National bank depositories $20.952,972, against $26,698,590 at the end of the present month. DIED ON HIS STEAM BICYCLE. He Was 72 Tears Old and tbe Success of His Invention fxcited Him Too Mncb. H. S. Boper, a mechanical engineer of the Boibury district, died on his wheei at the New Charles Biver Bicycle Park at Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Boper was seventy-two years old. and had been engaged for a number of years perfecting a steam bicycle. He went out to try his maohine on the new Charles Biver track, where several professionals are in training. It was proposed that ho pace some of the riders ana ne wuungiy agreed. Butler, one of the riders, had difficulty In keeping within a short distance of the steam wheel, and Mr. Roper was much elated. After finishing ahead of Butler, Mr. Boper started to speed around the track. Suddenly the wheel began to wabble and he fell with it, When the wheel was lifted from him it started off, and it required four men to hold it until the steam wa9 shut off. The physicians who examined Mr. Roper's body state that he died of heart disease occasioned by the excitement The President's Tin Wedding. TSmarintr .Tnn? 9 tcosthe tnnth annlversarv of the marriagb of President and Mrs. Cleve" land. They did not celebrate the occasion, but passed the day quietly, the President at tho White House and Mrs. Cleveland at Woodley, their country seat. In the afternoon Mrs. Cleveland came into town in her phaeton and drove back to the country with the President The Rev. Byron Sunderland, who I morriniTA PPromnnV. P.lligd fll tho White House. Bicycles Companies Assign. The factory of the Standard Cycle Works Company, Chicago, was closed by the Sheriff on judgments amounting to more than 320,000. The failure is laid to the sharp competition and rate cutting. The March-Davis Cycle Company, also of Chicago, made an assignment in the County Court. It scheduled assets to the amount of $60,000 and liabilities of $70,000. Powers for Governor of Maine. The Maine Republican Stato Convention which met at Bangor was th3 largest and most enthusiastic for years. Harold M. Sewall.of Bath. Consul to Samoa under the first Cleveland Administration, who has since joined the Republican party, presided. Mr. Se wall's reference to Speaker R?ed was received with a storm of applause. Llewellyn Towers was nominated for Governor by acclamation. The platform adopted inuorses ine smiuiuistratioa of Governor Cleaves, urges the nomination of Speaker Reed for the Presidency, declare.-* for the gold standard and demands good roads. I)ioil In His lOC'.li Year. William Taylor, 105 years and two months old, died at his home in Baltimore, Md. He was born in Auarusta County, Virginia, and .poc u imiKt) n.ainter. He worlced until four years ago. Up to bis last sickness he was active aad erect, lu the War of 1812 Mr. Taylor enlisted oarly and served until the end. Fitzhnch Lee Welcomed in Florida. Fully 500 persons assembled at the station at Ocala, Fla., to greet Consul-General FitzT nti /in Ma war tn Pnnn. Tn rpqnrtnsf* LIUfcU uw, vu "w ~ i to R. A. Burlord's welcome, General Lee said he hoped the dust ot travel would be out of his eyes by the time he got to Cuba and no more would be thrown Into them. HALLS Of CONGRESS. ( The conference report on the Settlors' Beief bill was adopted Dy the House. The House In Committee of the Whole took favorable action upon 154 private pension bills. The Senate In executive session confirmed the nomination of_ Dominic L Murphy to be commissioner or Pensions, and Napoleon J. T. Dana to be Assistant Commissioner. In the Senate Mr. Morgan's resolution directing an inquiry to be made in the cases of the Americans captured on the competitor and sentenced to death in Havana was adopted. The Aldrich-Underwood election contest from the Ninth Alabama District wasdeoided by tbe House Committee and Eleotions No. 1, in favor of Aidrich, the RepublicanPopulist contestant. The Senate defeated the Dubois amendment to the Filled Chee3e bill, providing for an additional tax of seventy-five cents a barrel on beer, ale and porter. The vote was 27 yeas to 84 nays. The District Appropriation bill was reported to the Senate from the Committee on Appropriations, carrying a total of $6,961,898.86, an Increase over tbe bill as passed Dy tne nouse 01 ji,oz*,voo.?i. The Senate passed the General Deflclency 9 bill and so cleared the calendar o( the last I of the regular appropriation bills, leaving I only the conference reports and mlscellane- I 003 business to feo disposed of before ad* I jonmment I Senator Lodge, from the Committee on 1 Foreign Relations, reported the bill Intro- | ducea by himself for the reorganization of I the Consular service. The bill provides a ' I complete system for the examination of ap- A plioants for the Consular service and for ap- ^ pointments and promotions. H The House Eleotions Committee No. 1 decided to count the ballots cast at the last H election for Congressmen in the Sixteenth B Illinois District, and will take the necessary H steps to summon the county officials who jB have the ballots, etc., in custody. The con- B test is that of Binaker vs. Downing. 9 The House of representatives by a vote of H 165 to 69 passed with an amendment the bill H to repeal Section 61 of the Wilson Tariff law. which provides for free alcohol to be V in the arts and manufactures. The affirm- fl ative vote was composed of 104 Republicans, 66 Democrats, and S Populists, the negative vote of 60 Republicans and 9 Democrats. V ORECON STATE ELECTIONS. I Legislature Republican and Free Silver Men Elect a Congressman. Returns from the elections held In Oregon, on the day after the balloting, although they came in slowly, Indicated that the Legislature would be Republican by a large majority.. The Republicans have twelve hold-over Senators in the Legislature, the Populists two and the Democrats one. The Republicans, therefore, bad to elect only four Senators out of eighteen In order to have a majority in the Senate. The State Central Oommlttee claimed fifteen out of the eighteen, leaving only six Senators to the Populists and Democrats out of a total of thirty. It is conceded by the Democrats that B. E. Bean, Bepublican, for Supreme Judge has at least (5000 plurality. Tongae, Free Silver Bepublican, is undoubtedly elected to Congress from the First District. In the 8econd District, for Congressman the contest is close, and complete returns will be required to decide. Indications * showed that Ex-Governor Pennoyer (Populist), had been elected Mayor of Portland. MOB LOOTED CORINTO. United State* and British Marines Land and Put to Flight the Balllans. About one hundred American and English marines from the United States cruiser Alert and the British cruiser Comas occdpled Corinto, Nicaragua, from May 2 to Slay 4'^to protect the property of foreigners from a drunken, riotous mob. Palmer, the Custom House Commandante, hurried a written request for proteotion to the United States Consular agent, asking him to appeal to the commanders of the American and British warships.; J Commander Hanford, of the Alert, and j Captain Dyke, of the Comus,consulted. Both had been ashore, and were aware of the terrible state of affairs. At about 1 p. m. on May 2 about one hundred marines were landed, and quickly drove the rioters into hiding. The flag of Nicaragua was hoisted in front of the Custom House, the Stars and StriDes at the northeast side and the British flag on the south side, and also on the railroad station. Order was quickly restored. When President Zelaya was informed of the affair he at once telegraphfd his approval to the American Legation at Maragaa, with his thanks. TENNESSEE'S CENTENNIAL , The Festivities in Celebration of the Occasion at Nashville. . The celebration in Nashville of the 100th anniversary of the approval by George Washington of theact which made Tennessee the sixteenth State in the Union, was marred in its opening by rain, which set in early in the morning. The city had prepared for the occasion witn elaborate decorations, and it was Intended to make a military and civio parade one of the chief features of the early proceedings. A3 lar as possiDie ineso arrau^euieuis wcto m carried out, but the Inclemency of the weather sadly marred the effectiveness of the display. H The prooesslon ended at the Auditorium, fl where George Washington's proclamation I admitting Tennessee. into the Union was read. The orator of the day was John Dickinson, Assistant Attorney-General of the United States, who read a most elaborate historical address of 18,000 words. H A prize centennial ode by Mrs. Virginia H Frailer Boyle, of Memphis, was read. H A Florida Family Feud and Its Dead. I In Washington County, Florida, Henry Donley and James Powell, who married fl sisters, fought in the presence of their wives B and children. Powell sank an axe into Dan- B ley's left shoulder, almost splitting off the Bj arm and part of the side. Danley then shot B Powell through the stomach. Powell is B dead, and Danley was fatally injured. A family feud caused the duel. B Fought a Duel Offhand. |H Thomas Allen, a rich stock dealer, and |H Wallace Riley, another influential citizen, fought a duel in front of the PostofSce at Lebanon, Ind. Blley was killed, and Allen's HQ son, who was sitting in his father's carriage, wis hurt seriously. The tragedy is the re- IB ? M 41 ? - ?a# A ilAn'a ann SU1I OI ine ruunwtl> maiuaHO vi -V-, n| seventeen years old, and Riley's daughter, HI twenty-four years old. JB The Cyclone Fatalities. The St. Louis papers have complied the IB following table as the latest list of fatalities resulting from the great cyclone: Known deed in St. LouU 196 Unknown dead in St. Louis 8 Fatally injured in St. Louis 19 Missing in St. Louis ..118 Known dead in Ea?t St. Louis 145 Unknown dead in East St. Louis .3 Fatally injured in East St. Louts 2 Bfl Total fatalities.. . 490 Adding the figures of the outlyine towns ^^9 to those relating to St. LouU and East St. Louis, the total loss of life by the tornado is 552. Cycling Notes. 99| A New York paper tells of a mm who tried hard to trade 1200 bushels of potatoes for a bicycle, but failed. ; In Franc* bicycles are taxed at the rat* of about $2.25 each per year; the tax yields nhrvnt .*>4.0.1 00f> nor nnnum CHfl Zimmerman, the famous cycler, says that a wheelman who does not sit up straight does not know how to ride a wheel. Seventy-six cyclists, including five women, HE rode from Yienna, Austria, to Berlin, Germany, about 500 miles in five days. It is estimated that 32,200 cyclists patron- ^^9 izedthe Brooklyn-Coney Island Cycle Pattr^^| on a recent Sunday and that the cost of their wheels, calculating them at $90 apiece, would be $3,000,000.

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