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dat^ed %y ' Bliootihg- L IV, ft , ft qnarf et bf • wllH fiVel»y Cttriklin, JMMNJnaSed a revolver with iav6w6d intention of killing his aftefwafd th6 ractt the' fcutf .hotel* when nW iife«r his revolver and opened , Tlie stfeet was at tbe time v and everybody fdt Snelteft -tJffieer lUhbock, Hand, took McGittfc* and afterwards brd«.ght hint €&*" •^ W-1 t S « v ,' Knat»t>. MeClttre cbn- intent to kill Conklirt and ;;feAys be will accomplish it yet. He has lv Deen ft ' prominent member of the ' county bar for many years, but has foeett addicted to the use of intoxicants lately. - ___^ _ ^_ QOVERN,OR'S QREYS READY. to Depart on Short Notice If Hostilities Break Out. DWJUQUE, April 17.—Captain Flyiin, of tho Governor's Greys, announces that all the members of the company ard eager for war and ready to depart ,. at a few hours' notice if hostilities break out. Tho Greys rank highest of all tlie military companies of the state. The Greys were the first company in the country to offer their services at tile outbreak of tho civil war in 1801, and took a prominent part in the bat• tie of Wilson's Creek. More Ca«es of T/cprosr. , DBS Mourns, April 15.—The state board of health has been notified of ' the'existence of two new cases of lep- ^'rosy, One of them at Ridgeway and 1 the other at Roland. Referring to the , cases the State Board of Health Bulletin says: The one in the person of j&j,- Carrie Petei-son near Graettinger, is of jv'j the tuberculose variety. There is one 1 ' reported at Ridge'way in the person of a Norwegian, He is said to be entire- ! ,'' ly fingerlcss and toeless. He has what is classified as the nervous or inutilous > variety. The other case is so far ad- vanced that he is confined to bed. He "; u is at* the homo of his parents. We ',*\ ^have not been informed as to the varie- j,; " ty of i leprosy that he is afflicted with. [' Wants to Fay Debt by ticking Spain. >' DES'-MOINES, April 15.—Captain »*" ' -Eleming, secretary to the governor, re(k ceived a letter from an ex-saloonkeeper <' • at Cedar Valley, in Cedar county, who M" was recently convicted of selling liquor *, in violation of the law. He is confronted , with the prospect of a protracted confinement in the county jail as a penalty for infraction of the law. However, he implored extension of *, executive clemency, and naively ass < \ surecl the governor that in the event of the request being granted he would , , endeavor in a feeble manner to com- i-' jpensate tho .state by joining, the army , in case of war with Spain. Captain ;*, Plemirig filed -the letter away for future reference. Bridge Man; Itobbcd, <• CLINTON, April 15.—S. T. Toll, tender )' of the high bridge, was held up some •• \ time'between 1 and 2 o'clock a. m. and - had all his money taken from him. *' He was badly bruised and shocked. f i He was sitting in the toll house when - r a knock came at the door. He rose .', • nnd Opened it and as he did so a masked . ' man leveled a revolve^ at him and two ii r others who were behind pushed in, •*'. extinguished the/light and tried to J ,, overpower him. He struggled and ',y, attempted tp shout, but one of them " 4 grasped him by the throat and smoth- [iC'ered bis vpice. The others beat him ¥ "' until exhausted. -;" Colonel JVIeOIure Bound Over, ; , CEDAB FALLS, April 17.-—When ,', brought before Justice JCnapp for pre>' Ijminary hearing Col. W. H. McClnre •"2 waived examination and was bound ,V. over;'to the grand jury on the charge I'?' pf assault with intent td commit a /. Al felpny. The aged attorpey now ad- ^Vinitshe did wrong in trying to kill .'' /'Conklin, but adds Conklin ought to l\', have been killed, and under the same fe^, provocation h9 would doubtless try to 11 \frill Mm'again. ,t? J Gilbert Defeutg Puriuuloe, *<•. CwcjAao, April 15.—The live bird between Fred Gilbert, of Spirit Iowa, and 'Frank Parmalee, of pahift, »t Watson's park was won by gfjbert, who killed 88 out of 100 birds, score was 83, The match tu&i, aftfl 1 ' and a* a result three ifteti at^ t!«ftd and •ft BuMl/e* of others' ar£ profadbly f alali 1^ nnft:~~T*he dead are: Charle-8 fiib- bk, cngirifeef5 Albefet R Bldss*f, fll^ man; Wftttei-scin, Head brakeman, All the dead ttew were jfiftttied nfid lived at teldon. The wreck was tiftiised by a head-end collision of two freight trains. Aft extra freight train, going north, had orders to meet the reg'tilai? local freight at Libertyville. s Four tnlles West of Fairfleld the extra ran into the local frefglit, the collision occurring in a dee£ cut. The extra \Vas going at a Very rapid speed, but ihe local freight Was flagged and had started to slow,up. freight cars were Hurled over the embankment, twenty feet high. AN ATTEMPT TO ROB A BANK, IJIgf Safe 'w'rcciMd, tout No Money HccUr- ed—-Ait Arrest. AifpmiPN, April 10.—An attempt was made to rob llio Corn Exchange Bank, of Auclubon. Powerful explosives were used on the big safe, nnd it was wrecked. The safe crackers were frightened away before they had a chanco to lug off the money. A well known safe cracker who goes by'tho name of "Providence Shorty" was arrested for doing the job, and the authorities arc confident they havehiado an important capture. "Providence Shorty" is known all over the country and his photograph and description is in every rogues' gallery. Acquitted of Murder. DuntJQUE, April 18,—Tho jury in tho case of the Redman boys, on trial for the murder of their step-father, Jack Earle, brought in a verdict, of not guilty. The boys pounded Earl to death with a club. Their defense was that he attacked them, also general inhuman treatment of them and .their mother. Both are minors. IOWA CONDENSED. ttnpldly Mobilized *>« i Scute.' April 16.—toecldedly the Most warlike step taken by the] ivat department in preparing fof the possibility of ah encounter with Spain was inaugurated yesterday, when orders were issued for the concentration at four points in the south of six regiments of cavalry, t\Venty-two regiments of infantry and the light batteries of five' regiments of artillery. At Chickfimaugtt there will be si& regiments of cavalry and tlie light batteries of five i-egimcnts of artillery; at Sfew Orleans, eight regiments of infantry;, at Tampa, seven regiments of itifantry, and at Mobile seven regiments of infantry. Since the civil war, no such proportion of the army lias been .mobilized) and the movement itself is tho best evidence of the gravity of the situation as looked upon by the president and his advisers. TO HONOR LEE. ptfprtho Dupont cup, held by against $JOO put %ip by Par-ma- A Styong wind was 1 blowing- n^ade the shooting difficult. r M?iB>»uod we^a, , rH m^-D. C. 'Jorrence, 9 bjW been jmissing for was found dead in his }t jis,, ewppesed tjjat Jio eaih'through 1 heart faji T rks pf YHe.n'ce, hftve b§en At Oskaloosa recently the motion for a new trial in the case against Captain C. P. Searle for embezxlement was overruled- by Judge Dewey and Searle was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Captain Searle has lived at Oskaloosa for tbirty-flve; years, and was a highly respected and honored citizen. He made a short talk in court that moved the room full' -of people to tears. . Des Moines dispatch: Although the executive is allowed thirty days after the adjournment of tho legislature to sign such ' bills as meet his approval, Governor Shaw completed the work on the eleventh day. It was a big job, too, as nearly .two hundred bills were passed, the largest number of any regular session in recent years. The governor approved all the bills on hand at the adjournment of the legislature. . : A barn on the Walker farm, north of A'illisca, burned a few days ago, a 4-year-old son of Charles Johnson, who lives on the farm, being burned alive. 'The little .fellow was playing in the barn and it is supposed ho set the hay on fire. When the mother discovered the blaze tho little one was in the midst of it, and before she could reach him the building was all in a blaze. The little one's charred remains were found .burned to a crisp. Oxford Junction was swept by fire a few days ago, and as a result but one business Jioxise :' remains standing on what was the main business portion of the , town. The fire, which was the anost disastrous in !tho history of the to wnv started from a burning pile of rubbish in the rear of David Trimwood's store. It spread to the barn and thence to the livery stables of J. T. First. From that time on all control over the names was lost and the fire spread with remarkable' rapidity. The total loss will reach fully $100,000, Iowa City dispatch: Sheriff John Welsh Js'the center of a cyclone as the result of the escape of James McDonough at Cedar Rapids while en route to the Anamosa penitentiary in his charge. County Attorney Butcher filed a petition with Judge Wade, asking that Sheriff Welsh be removed from office. Tho chacges made by the state's attprney against the sheriff are as follows; First— Unlawful discharge of several prisoners from the county jail. Second — Habitual intoxication, making impossible the proper performance of official functions. Third —Negligently and carelessly permitting James McDonough to escape. Fpui'th-rl'ersistent refusal to keep a To Be HIudo ft Miijor General and Command the Army In Cuba. NKW YORK, April 10.—The president has decided to give Consul General Lee command of the Virginia volunteers in the event that hostilities break out between this country nnd Spain. This decision on the part of the president was reached after a conference with Secretary AIger and a number of other military men. Owing to Lee's great knowledge of the geographical conditions of the island of Cuba it is more than likely that his command will be ordered to at once proceed to Cuba. Lee has announced his willingness to return to Havana at the head of an invading army, and doubtless he will be allowed to go -'upon the outbreak of hostilities. Members of the senate propose to introduce aspecial act under which the president may appoint Lee a major general of volunteers. DON CARLOS SPEAKS. tloteft t Jrornt At ttftUffe fheAiHeTicaft is tinder guftrd Owing',,to a: attempted disttitbance. ' MA&AoAj ~.Aptll 18.—There wss seridus distwrbance here, resulting i: a'n attack Upon ihfe United States con sttlatej The demonstration with the foarading of small .Crowd through the streets shouting patriot! cries. But a mob eventually gathere and attacked the United States coh sulate. Stones were thrown and on of the mob leaders procured a ladder tore down the shield having upon i the arms of the United States, an dragged it along the streets. Th prefect was summoned, and addressei the people, begging them to disperse Which to some degree restored order Afterwards the streets were patrolle by gendarmes. Later the shield \va replaced on the consulate, amid th tumultuous protests of the crowd Orders were also issued to give th consul satisfaction and to arrest tin ving leaders of the outbreak. A PRESIDENTIAL PREROGATIVE proper oajendar of prisoners and to file a copy thereof with the district court, 1 Fifth — Jtfeglect to fije a quarterly report wtyh the board of supervisors. In support; of his charges, especially as to MoDonough's escape, Cpwnty Attorney Butcher filed several affidavits from people in Cedar Jtapids, MoDonongh, after Ws escape from Sheriff Welsh gave himself up hi Cedar Wapi.de and was taken to Anamosa from-JpyvaPity, giend 4ov pamphlet on health and The Spanish Pretender Wants to Take Up the Glove. MADBID, April 15.—Don Carlos, pretender to the throne, has issued a manifesto, in the course of which he says: "The Carlist wlio, in the face of a war with the United States, would rise in arras against .Spain, is a traitor. If war occurs, all those who fight against the foreigner who insults us, will deserve well of Carlos. If the Spanish government does not venture on to war but permits the loss of Cuba, then Carlists who do not respond to the voice of the king will also be traitors. If the government will not take up the glove thrown down by 'Washington, the king himself will come to Spain, and if he cannot get soldiers he will get volunteers from the provinces to defend the honor of the country." r,eo Talks of the Maine. 'WASHINGTON, April 15.—In his testimony before senate committee on foreign relations Consul General Lc?e gave it as his opinion that the Maine was "blown up by some officers who had charge of the mines and electric wires and torpedos in the arsenal there, who thoroughly understood the matter for it was done remarkably well." He also believed that the mine was laid by Wcyler, who had said that he had prepared to punish the effrontery of Americans had they sent warships to Havana while he was captain general. jMussiicIumetts AVur Fund, BOSTON, April 10.—Governor Wol- eott sent a message to tho legislature recommending the appropriation of $500,000 to increase the efficiency of the militia. A bill was at once framed in accordance with the governor's recommendations, referred to committee, reported back, and under a suspension of the rules passed both branches, becoming a law with the governor's signature in twenty-five minutes after the message was received. Congress Haft Xo Authority 'to RecOg til^u the Independence of a Republic. f WASHINGTON, April 18.—What action will be taken by the president in tin case of'congress adopting resolution recognizing the independence of tin Cuban republic cannot be stated with any degree of certainty, but the indi cations are they might be returned to congress without executive approva or allowed to become a law withou his signature. The right to recognize the independence of any 'power, it if contended, under the constitution, is clearly an indefeasible right and exclusively executive. This prerogative it is asserted, never in the history of the government has been, waived 01 surrendered by the executive to tho legislative branch. SHORT NOTICE TO SPAIN. President TVlll Issue an- Ultimatum as Soon as Congress Acts. WASHINGTON, .April 1C.—The Washington Post's summary of the situation includes the following statement: "Immediately the president is empowered to use the army and navy, he will issue an ultimatum to Spain, giving her twenty-four hours—possibly forty- eight—within which to answer whethei she , will peaceably withdraw hei troops ail d flag from Cuba. Her refusal to evacuate the island—which is, of course, expected—will be the signal for action on the part of this government, and that action will be the vigorous use of both our naval and land forces. The Post makes this statement upon tho highest possible authority, _ tlfe course of action indicated having been decided upon at a cabinet- meeting." WEYLER RECALLED. to Detain, ' Cplfax Mineral ' The Powers May Aut. WASHINGTON, April 15.—An exchange of notes has begun between the European capitals with a view to making a strong move toward intervention in the Spanish-American situation, In this connection an informal meeting Of the ( representatives of the great powers was held in this city. Minister I'olo Ready to r.eavu, WASHINGTON, April 15.—The Spanish minister lifts made preparations for immediate departure on receipt of instructions from Madrid. The French ambassador will care for Spain's interests, . Call for Troops. WASIUNOTPN, April 15.—The plans decided upon by the administration in cage war results between the United States ana Spain includes a call for 150,000 volunteers tp be sent to Cuba at once, ^^ The knanlsh FlotUlu, PO'NPPN, April 18.—Adisptnch, to the Daily Mail from St. Vincent, Cape yctfde. Islands, says a Spanish fleet of six torpedo' boat?, two iron el&ds and one transport, Js there waiting prders, ' "--•-'•-•<•-'-•''• '^hlpeats J B th? S»*g" ftchajji^lp;, fefe Goes to Madrid at Call of the Govern mcnt—Special Session of the Cortes. _. WASHINGTON, April 15.—The tone of the Madrid press is rabid. Tho populace is bitter and warlike. , General Wcyler has been called to Madrid by the government. He "declares war is inevitable unless Spain is to lose Cuba forever. A Spanish cabinet minister asserts the true climax is approaching; that Spain has done everything to avert war, but that hostilities are now certain. The queen regent has signed a decree - reopening the cortes next Wednesday instead of April 25. . The government ^contemplates sending a note to the great powers. The queen has signed the national subscription decree to increase the navy. Troops "Will' Mass at Key West, CHATTANOOGA, Tenii,, April 15.—Key West, and not Chickainaugua, is to be the front of the armjr. The change has been made in a twinkle. The two companies of the Twenty-fifth infantry, which expected to encamp as a regiment at Chickamaugua, has been sucl denly ordered to proceed with all haste to Key West. Chick amaugua will be iised as a -training ground- for militia and volunteers: Guns Have Loft England. WASHINGTON, April 15.— Information is received by Captain O'Neill, chief of the bureau of ordnance, that all tho .gvins purchased in England, numbering 133, one, three and six pounders, have been shipped, so that if war should break out there will be no chance for the application of neutrality laws, by the British government, even if it desired to do so Advices from the Phillipine Islands report that the rebellion there is increasing and 10,000 rebels are now in arms. Trouble is feared at Manilla. • ' The TwentyFifth Infantry, United States Army, passed through St. Paul a few days pgo en route to Chattanooga, The enlisted men ai»e a,U cplpred and are-the pick out of some five million adult colored men in the country. The regimental and com- mjssioned C9mpany officers aro all white, most of whom 'saw service jn th,e civil war, , Wftph}ngton djspatchr The consu. lw reports'submitted by the president ajongwitli the message rna,ke about §9,Q!$ words. Those fronf the ppusuls ^»ujs,$e of Havana weve Jfcrgely devpt- gs^-ty the sufferings. p,f thjj, recon,cej)i W&rtdtigton, April 18.-^-Th6 honse today passed ft'resolution which ninei-tenths 6t Its members believes md&M war with Spain, ^hefmajorfty resolutions were r6 parted at three o'clock as follows: JKesolved, That the president is hereby authorised and directed, to intervene at (mce to stop the war hi Cuba, td the end and for the purpose of securing permanent peace and order there, and establishing by the free action of the people there of » stable and independent government in their own island of Cuba; and the president is hereby authorized and embowered to use the land and naval forces of tho United States to execute the purpose of this resolution. Tho five democratic members of the house foreign affairs committee and one sllveHte agreed on the following minority report: • Keaolved, That the United States government hereby recognizes the independence of the republic of Cuba. Second—That, moved , thereto by iniiny considerations of humanity, self-interest and provocation, among which are the deliberate mooring of our battleship Maine over a submarine mine and its destruction in the harbor of Havana, the president of the United. States be and is hereby directed to employ immediately the land and naval forces of the United States aiding -the republic of Cuba to maintain tho independence hereby recognized. Third—The president of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to extend immediate relief to the starving people of Cuba. Adams, acting chairman, who presented the report, asked unanimous .consent' for consideration of the resolution. Bailey objected, as no understanding regarding debate had been reached. A scene then ensued which has never been equalled for excitement in the history of congress.' Members rushed into the aisles and shook their lists In each others' faces, and both sides of tho house seemed in a frenzied state. The He was passed between Brunn, of Pennsylvania, and Bartlett, of Georgia. Brunn throw a book at Bartlett, hut It fell short, and the antagonists rushed at each other. For; a time it seemed that the members would engage in a free fight, hut no blows were struck. Armed with the mace, the emblem of authority ; in tho house, the sergeant-at-arms charged the struggling members-before he succeeded in. restoring order. The committee on rules then reported a special order for immediate * consideration of the resolution. Bailey then explained that the democrats had simply wanted to state their roasohs for favoring the minority report, but they were now ready to vote. McMillan said the democrats wore not only in favor of free Cuba, but they wore also determined tho president should-not stand in the way pf that freedom. Henderson criticised the attitude of Bailey, who he claimed had attempted to make politics out of the question. The previous question was then demanded against the loud protests of Johnson of Indiana, who denounced the effort to stifle debate and not allow a ''remonstrance against .this unnecessary war into which the country was to bo plunged." Tho sergeant-at-arms had to bo called upon to compel him to take his seat. The rule was then adopted. Densmore of Arkansas then spoke for the minority report, while Adams closed the debate in Tavor of tho majority report. The vote on tho minority, report resulted 147 to 190. The majority report was then adopted,.822 to 19, fifteen democrats, three republicans .and one populist voting against the resolution. . SENATE. The following majority resolutions were reported to the senate by Davis of tho foreign relations committee: Whereas, theabhorrent conditions which have existed for more than three years In the island of Cuba,' so near our own borders, have shocked the moral sense of the people of the United States nnd have been ii disgrace to Christian civilization, culminating as they have in the destruction of the United States battleship, with 200 of its officers and crew, while on a friendly visit to the harbor Havana, and cannot longer bo endured, as has been set forth by the president of the United States in his message to congress • April 11, 1898, upon which the action of congress was invited, therefore it is Resolved, First—That the people of the island of Cuba are, and of a right ought to be free and independent. Second—That it is the dutv of the United States to demand, and the government of the United States does hereby demand that the government of Spain at once relinquish authority in tho island of Cuba and withdraw its laud and naval forces from Cuba arid Cuban waters. Third—That the president of the United States, be, and ho hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire laud and naval forces of tho United States and call into actual service the United States militia of theisovoral states to such an extent as may bo necessary to carry those resolutions into effect. Hoar demanded that the resolution He over one day under the rules, Turplo presented the report of the minority of tho foreign relations committee, cordially concurring in the majority report, but favoring immediate recognition of tho republic of Cuba, as organized in that island, as a free, independent and sovereign power among the nations of tho world, The chair decided Hoar's point well taken. Foraker then made a speech in favor of the minority report. Lodge- followed with an appeal Cor action in preservation of the nation's "lonpr and iji wiping out the stain of the 'atrocious murder'' iu Havana harbor, Undsay concluded the discussion for the day with a powerful sjseech in which he advocated the recognition of the Cubans and a concert of action oetween the insurgent army arid the United States troops in driving the Spanish forces from the island of Cuba. The senate vdopted a resolution calling for all diplo-. matic correspondence with Spain and specifically asking if tins government had submitted to Spain a proposition for Cuban ndependouce. and, what conditions. if so. how nnd unde> I'ostofflce Employes May Enlist. WASHINGTON, April 18.— Postmastei General Gary has issued a circular to lie postottice employes to the effect :hat such of them as wish may volun- :eer, shpuld the president call for their services, assuring them that they nay return to their positions at the nd of their military service. Vesspls WASHINGTON, April 17,— The govern* nient has chartered the big American ine steamers St, l^ouis, St. Paul, Paris nd New York, Negotiations have been reopened for the purchase of two varships and several torpedo boats rom the government of Chili, Fpur odd marriages were recently tvitues,Sfid An St. Marie, Quebec. Two neighbors, named. Morinand Rheaiiine, laweight children. Morjn ji^s four daughters, and Jlheannje has, four eons. $heau,j»e'8 four sons, inawed Mprin's "Jour daughters, ^ TQ escape reyenu© $a$ for the $o.le of 'sonje restaurants and hatel? n^Jrpe »t wjeajs, bijfcaja tke pf 4J«> YE&e t« Jh.JP cost «Mhe The Ck«!»i$sJoner p* Jnterwl just, deseed 1^4$ tjiis l«p«nr -V Affective, g wJueh, ad, *WK v,u~—' CONSTITUTION, in the neaf future "the Cuban t Ho will adopt a permanent coaslitn- \ tion. 11 will be their patriotic dutf adopt one thttt will last through centuries. It will be the plain (5 of this country to give them all patriotic advice on the subject that a friendly republic can. But the Cubans will learn a good lesson during the process of adopting a constitution. Selfish foreign Interests are already at work. Of what good would political independence be to Cuba if the constitution Is written in such a ma1 ^^ as to guarantee foreigners the right to gather the fruits thereof. That a conspiracy is now being hatched with that end In view Is a certainty. The history of the last fortnight points conclusively to that. Let the conspirators go ahead. But they will find that the American people will rise in their might and see that complete independence is finally given to the brave people who have so well earned it. Notwithstanding the fact that wars and rumors of wars are shaking Christendom, and that the stocks and bonds of nearly every country are on. the down grade, such is not the case in. the United States. All our stocks and bonds and prosperity in general are holding flrm, and under the most exasperating conditions. The secret Is that this is the most stable government on the face of the earth. The people speak and their servants, either willingly or unwillingly, do their will. All the woijld sees this now, even more clearly than ever* before. We are one people, and notwithstanding our internal family differences we are al- jtnost a unit wheh It conies to.a o.ues- tlon that would bring dishonor to our flag and' our country. Out of the present will come good things. With the fruits of our deep love for tlie cause of humanity repining at our doors (Cuba) we will again turn to our own affairs. General Lee's testimony to the senate committee was conservative and judicial. He Informed the committee that there was no "republic of Cuba" to recognize. He said that an actual government did not exist. He Intimated that Insurgents in the field did not possess qualifications of order and stability. As regards the Maine, -General Lee expressed his personal belief. He acknowledged that he had no legal evidence showing the cause of the disaster. His opinion was that a mine \ exploded and an electric current set it off. That's all. EUROPE ON ANXIOUS SEAT. An almost sensational condition has suddenly developed in wheat. The French began buying at a furious rate a few days ago, and have kept It up stea.dlly since, taking probably 8,000,000 or 10,000,000 in as many days. Foreigners have apparently decided that war is inevitable and are exerting themselves vigorously to get all the wheat they can before hostilities actually break out. General Lee was given a big reception on his arrival in Washington. The American people lov^ hero, and seeing nothing bettr : v^Xseize their fancy, prostrate t..^a'nfelves before the late consul-general to .Cuba. As our representative in Havana, General Lee did his duty and probably very well. ' He will always be held in high esteem by the American people. TRAIL OF THE TRUST. The Drummond Tobacco company of St. Louis is about to become a membei 1 of the trust. Negotiations have been pending since Sunday. Colonel F. H,'?-<, Ray, vice-president of the P. J. Sorg Tobacco company of Middletown, O., arrived in St. Louis Sunday and Made overtures on behalf of the trust. That he was successful with the Drummond people is now believed. PLOT TO KILL LI HUNG CHANG. The Shanghai News says that a for- " mldable conspiracy has been discovered in the palace at Pekin to assassinate Li Hung Chang and other hl**^ officials. The Manchoos accuse hj.n" of selling China to Russia. There is great disquietude in the Yang-tse' val- , ley and the northern provinces. NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS. Charter ^lections were held in all the ' larger cities of New Jersey during the week, and from each comes the story of Democratic success. Ex-Governor Grlggs, now attorney-general in the cabinet, was elected by a plurality of 26,900 in the state. This was reversed in the latest election. BARS OUT AMERICAN FRUIT. The Swiss government has prohibited the importation of fresh American fruit as a precaution against the in- troductlon O f the San Jose scale. Kansas City-Fire in the wholesale Jiaupj- bouse pf Sol Block & Griff 414 Delaware street, caused damage estimated at ?50,000, Helena, Mont,—The state capitol iommissipn selected architects tp draw Plans for the }3QO,000 state capitol OUUalng tp be commenced this year Harrlaburg, Pa ( .~-pr. S. Q. Swallow a minister, of this city; has s accepted the nomination for gpvernpr tendered Ww Pecently by a delegation, pf C i t i. irsaiiir, Jp.4,,—The farn} residence of WJlUa.nj, Merger was destroyed b v Loss, flQ.OQQ. • • * ie 80th, b)rtb,day pf IX, pj peomark Q, Who W8« badjy PTO by m a far (10,099 ;' n% >3.