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G!*OANI2ATION TiCALLY" SETTLED. to partantty t* T»«*nt Washlafton, March 10.— Tuesday *9* sgalt* crowded with conferences b> tb« leaders of'the vartoiH parties, and when night arrived it was pretty definitely . understood on all hands that t!ie contest over organization which bad been threatening tor several days should not take place, and that the present situation should be maintained; that the republicans should retain the control of the committees and the democrats of the general offices. The formal agreement to this effect may be postponed for a few days, but the preliminaries were agreed upon by the representative men of all parties, and it looks now aa If there would be no obstacles to .the consummation of the agreement, ••-..•" This agreement Is to be binding only during the' present special session of the senate and the coming extra session of congress, It being understood that hostilities will break out again next December, when congress will convene In regular session. The -compact provides for the appointment of new senators to fill the . vacancies caused by the retirement of their predecessors, ani, that republicans shall be appointed in the places of . retiring republicans, and democrats in the places of retiring democrats. This will give tho republicans the opportunity to fill all the vacant chairmanships^ Senator Davis has already been placed at the head of the foreign committee. It is understood tha Senator Shoup will Tsucceed Mr. Davis as chairman of territories, and that Senator Hansbrough will go to public lands, and It is prob- able'thiat^SenaloFHale'wiinako naval .-affairs, and Senator Chandler jprlvlleges ;aad elections. The two vacancies on v the finance committee occasioned by -the retirement of Senators Sherman . .-and Voorhees will be filled by the appointment of a gold republican to succeed Sherman and a silver democrat to lake Voorhees' place. WOODMEN OP THE WORLD. Camp Gathers at Bt.'Louls for Transaction of Business. St Louis, Mo.,* March 10. — The second Tbiennlal convention of the sovereign camp, Woodmen of the World, •was called to order Tuesday with about .fifty delegates present, from nearly •every state in the union. During the present session it is expected much controversy will develop over tho proposed separation of the camps in the northern states from those in the south, owing to an alleged difference in the' death-rate In the two flections of the country. In his report to the sovereign camp Commander Hoot discussed a plan' known as the department plan, whereby it is pro- 'Ztosed .to levy, assessments in the south .to meet the losses in the lodges in thif. section and to levy corresponding assessments in the north to meet the losses .there. • Attempt to Wreck a Fast Train. -. Stamford, Conn., March 10.—What • appears to have been an attempt to • wreck the Bpston express passing • through here at 12:48 a. m., and con' elating exclusively of sleeping cars, was • -discovered by the engineer of the train as it passed thia city Tuesday. He had _ observed something on his pilot, stopped, the train", &af found wedged tightly in the cowcatcher a heavy railroad -tie. No damage was done. - First Cabinet BJCeetlng Held. . Washington, March 10.—President McKlnley and his cabinet held their first formal meeting at 11 o'clock Tuesday. The meeting lasted Just an jbour. Secretaries Sherman, Gage and .. Alger were the first to leave, and Mr, Gary came from the cabinet room soon , afterward. • The attorney general, secretary of the navy and secretary of agriculture remained some time longer. Safely In the Insurgent Lines. Dallas, Tex., March 10.— The Cuban Independent League has received news direct from Cuba that the Cuban expedition from Texas that> sailed from near Port Caballo about three weeks «go landed safely on the south coast of Pinar del Rio on March 2, and that ail the meo and material of the expedition were gotten successfully into the insurgent lines. * of Jarae* O. Bl&lne De»d. . * Washington, March 10,— Robert G. BlMoe, a brother of the late Jamea G: e, died Tuesday night at hla real» c>ty, _He weg 65 years of and leaves a widow and six children. Mr. Elaine had resided here for a number of years, and for many years was e»_tloyed in, one of the executive. depirtmeata. ;• ' • ''• '••'.• SJCOY*! Sat at Ub-rty. a, March 10.—The Santa Clara tmvfc-g jurisdiction of the charges Sylveatetr Scovel, the New York Worid correspondent who was ar- Wsted is the early part of February wfeile trftveling ia a traiu between IfMttas *»d Sauti Spiritus, has rendered dsdWon releasing fclm from custody, is now at liberty. to JStevet Killed Fifty Mca. ., MurcJi 10. i, tfcte most noted ••WiSS ¥» l^tal&v&efcer,. H. in >Va«h!n^torj. M«trrh 10.—Poring Hi* ?i<5t tvo or thre* 1 dayss r?fsH«nt Me Klnley has spoken to several memt? (>t congress about the necessity far immediate legislation to p vent Importers o! foreign mer uhandlse from taking • advantage of the present rates of duty by filling the bonded warehouses full o goods In anticipation of increased rates la the new tariff bllL It is therefore expected that in hla message, which will be tent to congress next Monday or Tuesday, he wll recommend the prompt passage of a bill to suspend the bonded privilege for 90 days. • His message will be necessarily short, but will be awaited with greal interest It is expected'JLhat he will deal exclusively with the tariff and the finances, and follow the lines of his inaugural. „.'.''. Chicago Board of Trade. Chicago, March 9.—The following table shows the range of Quotations .on the Chicago board of trade today: Wheat—Mar.. * May July Sept corn—Mar.... May July Sept Oats—Mar... May July. Sept Pork—Mar... May July Sept Lard—May... July ....... Shtr'bs—May July......'. High. .24 .35] .87 .17* 4.15 4.22X -.87* 4.47* Low. 8.28}$ B.8S 4.80 4.40 Cloaingf ' Mar. 9 8.80 4.12K 4.85 4.45 Mar. 8 8.80 8.4S 4.15 4.95 4.45 Michigan Day Is Designated. Lansing, Mich., March 10.—The wo houses have designated Tuesday, March ISras-Mlchlgan-dayT-lt-being-the-flf- tleth~annlversafy~~61C"-"IneTIocatlon and establishment of the state capltol at Lansing. Joint committees have been appointed to arrange for the proper observance of the day. Tho house has passed bills permitting fraternal beneficiary associations to deposit a guaranty fund with the state treasurer, requiring that all township officials be citizens of the United States, and making women eligible.to serve as school inspec ors. • Under Thirty Feet of. 8now. Park City, Utah, March 10.—Search was continued in the snowsllde at the Daly mine and the body, of Joseph Zucca was taken out. He had beert pushed out against the bollerhouse, 200 feet from where he slept. His body was buried under a bank of snow thirty feet deep. Papers cm Zucca's body Indicated" that he formerly lived' at .Rutland. 111. The disaster will cause the suspension-of- operations at the Daly mine for several weeks. The snowfall In the camp Is the heaviest that has been known .or ten years. _ Kansas City's -Air Castle.--—— ~ Kansas City, Mo., March 10.—A morn- Ing paper says: "An immense packing plant, backed principally by English capitalists, is to be built in Kansas City In the near future. A-large European trade is already assured, while at different points through the south branch houses will be established, making one of the most extensive packing firms in the world. St. Louis and Indianapolis men, it is said, will also bo interested." No names are given. _"8ooners"^Defjr. Offlelals.. Salt Lake, Utah, March 10.—A special to the Tribune from Price,. Utah, eays: "The orders from department' headquarters to remove the intruders, from Uncomapahgre reservation have not yet been received, and hundreds of settlers still remain on the reservation and declare that nothing but a military force will move'them off. The 'sooners' openly defy the agency ofll- cials, and many of them are actually working their claims." Cincinnati Stoislt Becolpts. Cincinnati, O., March 10.—Reports made by the Cincinnati Stock Yards Association for the year ending March 1, 1897, show .total receipts of 1,550,600, a decrease of 162,000 hea.d. Of the receipts there were: Hogs, 875,000; cattle, 168,700; sheep, 468,700, and calves,' 43,100, Hogs and cattle showed an increase of 52,000 head each. Sheep and calves exhibited a decrease of 128,000, head each. . . Death on a Trestle. Little Rock, Ark.VMarch 10.—Orlando Howe of this city quarreled with his wife, and they decided to separate. Being without money, Howe took his twin sons, aged 10 years, and started to walk to StlllweU, Mo. A train struck the father and two BOBS on a treatle near Oliphant. instantly killipg Howe and one BOD, and fatally wounding the other boy.' ..'.''..' ' '" /- - - Striker* Have No Trouble. Chicago, March 10.—Of the 2.000 plasterers and hod-carriers who struck Monday cot more than 650 remain unemployed. The others have gone to work at their old jobs. Eleven contractors, most of them doliig extensive business, have yielded. Boodle Affidavits 4.0 Beady. Milwaukee, Wle.; March 10.—A. L.. Kuolt, secretary of the health department, says he and Dr. Seaman have >oth prepared the a Va da vita they stated i week they would wake, charging «. weinber ol the jwsseaibly wlU* solicit' ORF.KK Ft.RKT Wft? HP, HF'-O IN CRETAN WATERS. C'ot. VsMott Ingbrsictrsdi by t» R«mmln In th* Interior of th# t»- l*nd~-RnMt* In the Wort* Enemy of Athena, March 10.— The Ephemerls, the government organ, asserts that orders have been aent to Commodore Sachtouria to maintain the position of the Greek fleet lit Cretan watere, even though the powers threaten to ttse force, and that Prince 'George himself has visited Platanla to Instruct Col. Vaesos to remain where he is Iri the interior of the Island. It is reported that the Turkish minister has asked to be recalled, as he fears his life is in danger. The reserves continue to arrive from the provinces, and the greatest enthusiasm Ig displayed. The full text of the Greek reply to the powers has been published in the Athens papers. It is generally approved. , The government has formally 'protested ". to the powers against- the expulsion of the Greek consul from Crete. ANXIOUS TO COERCE GREECE. Bosnia. German? and Great Britain Seem Determined. London, March 10.—It was learued in official quarters that there is not the slightest chance that the powers wll tolerate tho presence of Greek troops in Canea. As soon as the powers have had time to exchange views on the subject Greece will be notified of the measures which have been decided upon for the Immediate enforcement of their decision. The negotiations will not last long, for it is known that Germany and Russia are pressing for immediate action. It was stated in official circles that the renewal of fighting between the insurgents and the Turks-in the Island *RY ft t*n ft/in t« f Marrh l<*.--Th* 8t»r ways: "It is understood that the will' not appoint members of dtt Satef- natloaal conference oo8Stnls«50n or take any steps toward calling 1 a conference antil after the «»xpirat!cm of the special session of conference. The President has in mind, a very comprehensive plan for dealing with the whole monetary question. It ia understood that he will at first confine negotiations with foreign government* to the usual diplomatic ageacies, All the ambatrtft- dora and minister* to foreign governments by Mr. McKlnley will bs given special Instructions, to devote particular attention to bringlngabout a friendly Understanding on the monetary question. They are expected to assume an attitude friendly to bimetallism and to exert what influence they can toward Inducing the countries to which they are accredited to give the matter serious consideration. CINCINNATI IN OAWOKR OF FLOOD. On* IJHre* th &f Ybeir Hsnfcs— WubwiJj . to JS.*k« Trouble JF*lt *»*, Stall in Illinois. dlately to take measures to expel the Greeks from that island and land for elgn troops there. . . ; . ... In the house of commons Sir William Vernon Harcourt asked the govern ment for a promise that the British forces should not be used against Greece before parliament had been consulted. Mr. Balfour, first lord of the treasury,.declined to pledge the govern ment to the course suggested by Sir William Vernon Harcourt, but said that the ministers wished parliament to feel that they were acting with a full sense of their responsibility and in behalf of Cretan liberty.and European peace. Uussla Desires Harsh Measures. St. Petersburg, March 10.'—The government expresses its determination to adhere unswervingly to Its decision to push the coercion of Greece to the farthest Ijmlt, If necgssary, and It earnestly hopes that flie other powers will display equal firmness. Besides the blockade of the island of Crete and of the Piraeus, it is understood that the foreign admirals have decided to fire upon iy^ Greek-torpedo-boat-approaching" the warships. Prayers for Greece. ' ' London, March 10.—Dr. Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, has sent a dispatch to the metropolitan of Athens, In which he says that the Established Church of England is praying earnestly to Almighty God to give tb,e Cretans liberty, justice and peace. Rtuula It Against Greece. London, March 10.—The Athens correspondent of the Dally Chronicle says:' The kernel bl the situation ia the fact, inexplicable to everybody here, that Russia is pursuing Greece with terrible vlndictiveness. • , , Greek vice-Consul teaves Canea. Canea, March 10.—The Greek vice- consul and his staff and all the Greek newspaper correspondents, in obedience to Admiral Canevaro, embarSed here for Greece. • Blockading Turkish Vessels. London, March 10.—The Athens correspondent of the Times understands that a Greek squadron is blockading several Turkish vessels in the Ambra- clan gulf. To Investigate Drainage Board. Springfield, 111,, March 10.-r-The house Tuesday by a vote of 55 to 52 passed Representative Revell's bill ?roviding for an investigation of the Chicago drainage board, after .that measure had been amended in an important particular. Mr, Sharrock reported the bill from committee and Mr. Needles offered an amendment, 'which was adopted, providing that "the state of Illinois shall not be liable for or pay any of the expenses of said investigation." Cleveland, Carlisle and Stetson. New York, March 10.—It is rumored that when ex-Prealdent Cleveland ce- urna from hia duck-snooting trip south _e will form a partnership -with former Secretary of the Treasury John, G. Carl' ale and Mr. Francis Lyn^Stetson of this city for the practice of law. It la said that the style of the firm will be Cleveland, Carlisle & Stetson, and that they will open offices in the vicinity of Wall street. . '' Building .Trade- Htty Strike. New York, March 10.—A strike occurred Tuesday on the new Columbia College building, which affects'about 100 men. A general strike of ttll bulldog trades may, be introduced by the 1 Union if the difficulties are not soon. The troubles have ariseu over the eicpl&ymeat of Death In a Brooklyn Fire. New York, March lOj— Fire broke out Tuesday -afteraooa -in -a-ifiye^ory apartment building at Canton street and Auburn place, Brooklyn. Mrs. Clara Doddard, who occupied the top floor, became panic-stricken at the sight of the flames and threw her 8- months-old baby out of the -window. The little one's brains were dashed out on the pavement, and the mother, when Bhe,had realized wharuno had done, jumped out of the window also, break- Ing one 'of her legs and sustaining several other injuries. The body of Chas. Doddard waa subsequently found by tho firemen on the top floor of the building. He waa smothered by smoke. Wilt Soon Take Bayard'* Plaoe. Washington,- March 10.— The British government, through Sir Julian Paunce- fote, the British ambassador here, has been asked whether Colonel John Hay grataj&s ambaesador- custom In the case of an ambassador.' The British government has informed the state department through Sir Julian that Colonel Hay will be made welcome whenever -he cares to call on the queen^ and his nomination is expected to be sent to the senate in the course of a few days. Elections In Minnesota. St. Paul, Mian., March' 10.— Ha|f the villages of Minnesota held elections Tuesday.' Party lines were riot closely drawn, although the number of Democrats elected is somewhat larger than usual There were contests In many places on the question of license. 'License carried Slayton, Plpestbne, Sherburne and Fairmont, and anti-license won at Harmony, Granada and Minneota. John Owens, Democrat, was elected mayor of North St. Paul by a majority of two votes. Cincinnati, O., March iO.«-Th.B situation here has become alarming. About 8 o'clock Tuesday night a thunderstorm north and east of Cincinnati added three-quarters of an inch to the rainfall' here In less than an hour. Capt. Sassier of the United States signal service said: "The storm ia now central over the lake region, and an area of low pressure extends from Arkansas clear over the entire Ohio'val- ley. All streams south of the Ohio are teeming full, and the situation is altogether discouraging.'' • This puts an alarming phase on the situation, la view of the widespread destruction of the late flood, probably to be followed by a greater. Reports from the White river region of southern Indiana, and : from Waahington Court House, O., ire that railroad communication Is, still greatly Interruptedi and in eotae places cut off entirely. News from the headwaters of the Kana- whas and the Monougahela ia encouraging. But from the signal-service report there la reason to fear that all this will >be soon changed. At midnight the river here was forty-six feet'three Inches—fifteen Inches above the danger line—and rising five inches an hour. Merchants are In ihe 1-mlands preparing to move their goods out of danger and dreading the hews the wires may bring from "«*•«-*; Virginia. Ml- I Rising Fact. ' Memphis, , March 10.—The Mississippi htu. ^udsed the danger line here and Is rising at the rate of nearly a foot in twenty hours, with the proa- pe'ct of continuing until a height of Vetoes the,Railroad BUI. .Topeka, Kan., March 10.—Gov. : Leedy has vetoed the Harris railroad bill. The bill does nqt contain a maximum rate^j.chedule^ajid-gives-the=rallroad commissioners" only limited authority, Leedy says the Abilene platform promised the people radical railroad legislation, and therefore he would not consent to an act which he says is no better than the law now on the statute books. The legislature has refused to. pass the bill over the veto. Welcome Stevenson Home. Bloomington, 111., March 1 10.—The high regard in which ex-Vice-Preaident Stevenson is held by his fellow-citizens in Bloomington was shown by the large attendance at a notable and brilliant reception given in ,his honor at Cooper hall Tuesday evening,! The reception was a spontaneous expression of the general admiration for Mr. Ste- venaon as a,man and a citizen and appreciation of the honor bestowed upon his by hla party. . \ . . • ••.-•. 'Leadville Strike Is Off. Leadville/Col., March 10.—At a meeting of the Miners' union* it waa decided by a vote of approximately 900 to "200 to' declare the strike off. This is the direct result of a recent vigorous effort on the part of E. V. Debs and Mine Manager Tingley S. Wood. The strike was declared June 19, 1896, and haai lasted over eight months, It has cost the camp fully $4,000,000, . and the big planting territory south pf Memphis over the condition of the river and the probable point to which the waters may ripe, with much speculation AS to whether the levees will be Bufflcient to hold the waters within bounds. River men, .contractors and planters are generally of the opinion that, there IB no danger of their giving way. . • '• ... ' Destructive Ilail In Illinois. BentOn, 111., March 10.—One of the heaviest rain and hail storms in years visited EgyptTuesday afternoon. The flood of water pouring '. r' o all crossings swollen streams has made all crossings practically Impassable, and reports are coming in from all quarters of bridges going out.' The damage to outlying districts is supposed to have been very heavy, but 6nly meager reports are obtainable. „•• v Find Onre for flog Cholera. Dubuque, Iowa, March 10.—A ' cure for bog cholera, it seems, has been discovered. Under the encouragement of such interests aa the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railway and the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul, a practical hog-raiser baa been sent over the lines of these companies and has made repeated demonstrations with success- fulresults. . •| I, * , •" Hotel Mtaa ShootsT HI* Blvul. Wichita, Kan., March 10.—Amos Fra- aler and C. Dickinson, two hotel pro- prietore at Sedgwick, engaged in a shooting affray Tuesday, and Dickinson ww mortally wounded. The trouble was the outgrowth of bitter competition for business, Frazler was arrested. Clalia Woiuaa's Vote Ottumwa, Iowa, March 10.— Women voted at the school election Monday and their votes carried the proposition for a $50,000 school tax. Those opposed will contest the legality of the tax on the ground that the voting by women was Illegal. New York, March 10,— At 1:30 o tills liiorulug tije Cuiiarti line aitip Aiirauta Jifed not bseu ij.ear_ from. ,-L^.' Wabasb Vincennes. Ind., March 10.—The Wabash river ia[ higher now than it has been in eleven years, and is still rising. The lowlands are submerged. Thous- andg of acreB_of,wheat are -inundated and the damage to farmers is incalculable. Hundreds of homes in the bottoms are vacant on account of the flood. There is great suffering. Flood Suspends Business. . Shelburn, Ind., March 10.—The Jack eon Hill'and Alum Cave No. 2 mines are both flooded; The recent flood has caused a general suspension all along the line. It will require at least a week before the mines along the branch will be in operation, as the tracks and bridges are in a bad condition. Illinois Legislative Doing*.' . Springfield, III, March 10.—In the house .Tuesday there was a flood;of petitions, the batch Including a number of equal suffrage memorials and a protest presented by Mr. Needles against the passage,'of a uniform text- hook bill, i All the house and senate bills on the calendar on the order of first reading were read. The number Included the senate, loan bin, which waa advanced to second reading without reference. • i , :In the senate committees were appointed to draft BUI able resolutions on the death last week of Senator Wells and also of Senator Herb, who died Just after the close of the last session. Many were introduced. ( ••'.-, To Plan Action of Silver Senator*, Denver, Colo,, Bjfarch 10.-r-Governor Adams received a letter from Senator •Jones of Arkansas notifying him that on the fifteenth of this month there will be a caucus of silver leaders of the country at tbia city for the purpose of designing plans for the coming session of Congress. It is reported that the silver men will <agree to give a hearty support to the administration, in the hope that any measure of legislation will not rebound to the good of the country and that any attempt to frustrate legislatlpu in Congress would react upon the silver men, who would thep. be blamed for the failure of improvement under Kentucky Senatorial FlgUt. Louisville, I^y., March 10,-~Ex-Sen- s ator Blackburn's oampaigBi wanagera are going to make aedesperate attempt to prevent the election of a republican United States senator at the extra aea- eion of the legislature. By doing this they will give Mr. Bl^kburn another chance, SB a'new legislature niuat be elected this fall. BUI Almost Beady. Washington, March IQ.-'-Chsirinan Dingley of the ways and means committee said yesterday fee expected the new tarlS 'bill w^uld be f«ady to iu^ traduce iata t&e house vei-jr V&QU w "^i Washington, Ka«r?i tft.- Tire r csso, rfjetaters of tho WArn start committee nearly disposed of t5w • schedule Tuesday. They agres«l tafttrely to impose Tspeotfic dutf«j <*a sogftt. They Made the duty on testing M degfeeti saccharine polariscops test, one and cents a potted. A-bove sad below §0 degress the duty will ccrrespond, toeing fc-100 of a cent i&ore esucn degree aSove S$/ and 3-100 of a cent less for each degree feetdw SSi, It wa« agreed that tfi« dleerimlnatSnir duty agAinet sugar frots expert bounty, paying countries should be the net amount of the expdrt bounty. It will vary with each country as the export bounty varies. For purposes of reciprocity,'the president wa« atsUiorized to reduce the duty one-eighth of a cent. a pound, or twelve cud a-half cents a hundred pounds, when coming frojs countries which, in his opinion, gave reciprocal advantages; The differCri* tial between raw and refined sugar was not fixed, but it will ba about one- eighthof. a cent"a pound., The committee -was onenimonBly op=r posed to a federal bounty. The Increased duty probably will .bring t&e revenue from sugar.up to $50,000,000 a year. Under the Wilson law it ia 130,000,000. . .,. - ; "^ Craw of th* Raleigh Scared. Portsmouth, Va,, March 10.—An accident occurred Tuesday on tho United States cruiser Raleigh. Steam waS found escaping from the forward starboard bunker, which IB next to th* magazine. The bulkheads were dan-. gerously hot and .an explosion waH feawd. The coal was taken -from th« bunkers. Then it waa found that n6 fire existed and an examination revealed the fact that a steam-pipe valve was leaking slightly. No damage wAa done. .".''. Tried for Killing HI* Wife.. .Lancaster, WIs., March 10.—The pre-. 1m lnar;ir"-WarnJTIaltgn = gr^j£fer J Wr = Townsend, who. has been occupying a cell in the Orant county jail, charged with killing his _ wife; was held Tue£ day. Townsend'was a teacher in the county schools at Cassvllle twelve years ' ago. , He shot his wife in 1885. The .shooting was claimed to have been &<£• cidental, but the minds of the people, or at least of a great many of them, were not satisfied on this point Report Against Fool Selling. Madison, WIs., March 10.—At the evening session of the assembly the Wiley bill forbidding pool-selling in, Wisconsin was, favorably reported by \ the committee on state affairs. This probably means the passage of .the bill. The bill creating a new state board of immigration to consist of the governor and secretary oit state, ,wlth-power— to employ a secretary, waa also favorably reported. . • • • Wages Go Down at Mnnclc. Muncie, Ind., Match' 10.—The 'Indl- anaT Iron company has informed the employes of the nut and bolt depart- • ment that after this week a reduction to from 5 to 15 per cent. . The reduction is to offset the advance made last summer. The men now"regret; that they withdrew from the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, as they will be forced to fight alone. . GOT. Plngree Is Mayor StIU. .Lansing, Mich.,"March 10,—The Supreme court adjourned until Tuesday without making any ruling in the Mor-' land case, which challenges the title of Oov. Pingree to tie office of raayoTr 0£ Detroit. Neither did the court pass upon the application for a mandamus to compel Attorney-General Maynard to institute quo warranto proceedings to determine feucfc title. ; '_ . '.' • ( • •. " -.-•.'','• ' f ';-',- • •• • • * They Sue for Overcharge*. Sioux City, lQwar,MarcJ- 10,—Members of the Northwestern Iowa Grain Dealers' Association have comem^ced here addition..! suits against 'the Northwestern road for f61,000- alleged overcharges on grain shipments to Chicago. The suits of a similar character already on file against the Northwestern and other roads -aggregate over' 11.000.000, v ; tee Decline* Spain'* Invitation. Havana, March 10,—CoasuL General Lee, having been invited to take part * in the new investigation about the Ruiz case, which has been ordered from Madrid, has declined either to be pres- " ent in person or to have the consulate represented by an attorney. Sugar Bounty to Be »ep.aled, ' • Lincoln; Neb., March 10.—-The bill repealing the sugar bounty act has passed both houses and wjll be approved by the governor. The bill providing for the; initiative and rejteren- dunt received favorable consideration BwrgUr* s-rlghtened Away. Springfield, 111,,.Majxjh 10,^-The bank of Tracy, Atherton & Qo,, at PJe?«ant Flalus, w«a entered by bui'fUtre who forced the vault door, but were frightened away before, they had finished the Job of blowing the Bentenw? *« Hang, Boston. Mass., M^rch 10.—-Thomas Mead Bram, the convicted murderer of papt, Charlea I. Nash of the barkeatlne Herbert Fuljer. baa.been eentecoed to be hanged June 18. Powdor ma. Bi«« n Pn, Wilmlagtoa, Del., March 10.~~Qs0 O f the powder-mills ia the Hjtgley yard ***" IS. I. Dupoat d " up Tuesday.

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