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Washington, May 12.—The considsr- Rtioh of the senate amendments to the sundry civil appropriation bill was finished by the hottss Tuesday and the toil] Rent to a conference. President Cleveland's forest reservation brder -was the subject of much debate, and the house voted not to concur in the aenate smcndrnent to annul the. order with the understanding 'that the conferees eaould-arrange an amendment •which would have the same effect. The most interesting debate was on the appropriation of f 50,000 to improve Pearl harbor in the Hawaiian Islands, •which was rejected by a vote of 85 to 53. Mr.'Hitt (111.), past and prospective •ihairman of the committee on foreign affaire, earnestly urged the importance 'of taking steps to confirm the title of this government to the harbor in view of the senate proposal to abrogate the Hawaiian treaty.' Mr! Cannon repiiedlo Mr. H i tt, saying that this government was in no dqnger If congress'did not make the appropriation at this session. The harbor had been granted to the United States absolutely, for all tlme.'he &ald, and was as much our property aa any harbor on the Pacific 1 coast. The Item wae opposed by Mr, Bayers .because, he said, as soon aa Pearl harbor had been improved the government would be called on to expend several millions to fortify it. Instead of looking abroad for objects of legislation congress should look to'the relief of its own people. , Mr. Sayers watned congress that the next step in line with the proposed policy would be annexation. He warned them not to be frightened by the report that England would take possession of the islands. • ; Comparatively ffew Republicans were •*y one. Half a dozen Democrats and Topuliuts,including Cummings (N. Y.), 'Tate (Ga.), King (Utah), and Popullstu Simpson and Ridgely (Kan.), voted to -concur, and about a dozen Republicans, •-among them Cannon, Hilborn, Parker, Moody (Mass.), Broderick (Kan.), Bromwell (Ohio), LJnney (N. C.), voted not to concur. The Pearl harbor amendment was sent to conference. :» PlNOLElf 18 INTERVIEWED. Crltlclicg the Tarlfl BUI BI Amended by 'the Senate Committee. •Washington, May 12.— Chairman .Dlngley of the ways and means com- mHce, whose name is borne by the new tariff bill, was requested to" give some statement as to the probable additional revenue that would be yielded $& first year by the senate tariff bill, as 1 well as by the house, bill, and he ' ^__- . "While the,.amendments of the house bill ' reconimended by tho senate finance committee (abput 700) appear to be multitudinous, yet about 200 of them' are mainly verbal — such as amendingfthe spellJng-of 'asbestus' by substituting o for u, leaving about 500 which change ratea. This is about the number of amendments- to the McKin-^ ley bill adopted by the senate of 1890, and of these remaining 600 a large proportion involve nothing of consequence. There .are, however, many amendments which are.important,_not only on revenue but other grounds. "The effect of these amendments, as a whole — outside of the amendment imposing a duty on tea for' two years and a half and the amendment Increasing ^the Internal revenue tax on beer 44 cents a, barrel for the same period, and ; the increase proposed on tobacco and cigarettes — Is to produce .less revenue than would be yielded by the house bill. • "The ways and means committee expressly said that while there could be no question/that .the house bill would la any event yield '• suflicient revenue to carry on the government, and leave a surplus the second year of Its operation— which, nobody even now contra- dicts4-and probably sufficient for the first year if 4t coujd be promptly" put in force, yet if there should be a delay in its enactment beyond 'May 1, anticipatory importations would in- evitabljn cause a serious inroad in the~ prospective revenue for the first year. "If the ways" and 'means committee had supposed that the bill would be delayed as long aa now seems . probable, it would have said that such da- Jay would inevitably result in largely nullifying the revenue Qualities of the "bill the first year through Importations of wool,. sugar and other articles; before the new duUes should go into force, unless such a retroactive 'provision as was placed in the bill by the house could be maintained." Cutatn Debate Not Kuded. Washiaton, May 12,~The Cuban "\question occupied the entire attention ol tie senate Tuesday, the debate tak- las & wide range and at times becom- Isg spirited when comparisons were ttMe between^the attitude of the former administration and the present ons OB the subject of Cuba, The debate finally went over uatil today, A partial conference report on the X«t4isn appropriation bill was agreed to, , Iowa, May 12.— The Iowa -Bfi its !«---; s~,t J1-* ]RV f-t n j>''M fr m>f pfton sit itors stt'l rfti'f-n^ by th« of ths* Woman's R*H*f by George H. Thotna* Post of Indianapolis, and degree work by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Re-, public. At the reception the Rtiests of honor were Qen. Lew Wallace and Majf. T. S. Clarfcson, of Omaha, Commander- in-chief of the Grand Army. TO TAX INHERITANCES. Illinois Snpremw Court Sayn the t.«w T» Springfield, 111., May 12..—Tho Supreme court of Illinois holds tho inheritance tax law of two years ago constitutional. The decision to that effect was filed Tuesday In the ease of Kochersperger vs. Drake, in which the treasurer of Cook county sought to collect the tax under the law from the heirs of John B. Drake. The opinion was written by Judge •Phillips. The court not only upholds the right of the legislature to tax Inheritances, but sustains as well the progressive rate of taxation provided for by tb.6 law of 1895. • . NICARAGUA INSULTS AMERICA. Oonboat Incjr B. Sends Solid Shot After B New Orleans' Merchantman. New Orleans, La., May 12.—T-he American steamer Rover, trading between here and Honduras ports, was fired upon twice by & gunboat of the Nicaraguan government. Solid shot was used. The Americali flag ^as flying from her peak at the time the shots were fired. No previous warn; ing was given her commander of the desire of tho gunboat to overhaul her. A vigorous protest will bo made by the owners of the Rover through the secretary of state and damages will be asked. ^SpringfleldriH., Mar 12.—Tho-house Tuesday morning passed to third read- Ing the senate bill, amending the garnishment law. Mr. Trowbrldge'a bill to provide for the establishment and maintenance v of manual training departments for high schools, was passed. Mr._Hammer'B uniform text-book bill was taften up as a special'order on third reading, and passed by a vote of 91 yeas to 28 nays. . For Sanitation of Stream*. Indianapolis, Ind,, May 12.—Gov. Mount appeared before the state convention of health officers Tuesday and called attention to tho contamination of rivers. Cities and towns are forced to draw their supply of drinking water from many of these streams, int£ which filth is constantly poured. He urged upon local health officers the necessity of preventing the contamination of streams wherever possible. • 'lngree's Bills Are Faded. Lansing, Mich., May 12.— The Pingree men won the first, round in the house in the fight over the railroad bills, The entire day Tuesday was devoted -to" their consideration in commit-^ tee of the whole, which finally agreed to the bill substituting local for specific taxation, and also to the bill making a flat 2-cent passenger fare for all sections of the state. Both bills, it is conceded, will fall in the senate. Kentucky Encsunpmi-r'- Is .Ended, Lexington, Ky., May 12.— Thejstate encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic was ended here Tuesday. The time was devoted to the business of the order. The election of officers xesulted as -follows: Department . Commander, Judge A. T; Tharp, of Winston; senior vice commander, R. P. Martin, Louisville; junior vice commander, J? B. Spiers, Lexington. : ' 1 Cuban Insurgenta Land Supplle*. Key West, Pla.,.May 12.— An expedition has landed at the mouth of the Tayabacoa river, near Tunas Zasa, in Santa Clara province, coming to shore within view of. a Spanish gunboat, the Ardilla, which feared to make an attack. ' The insurgents took the arms and supplies into the interior, and marks were found on the beach made by the landing of heavy guns, Wisconsin Knl^htx of Pythias. Janesville, WIs., May 12.—The twen- ey-eixth annual ; convention of: the grand lodge, Knights of Pythias of Wisconsin, convened in this city Tuesday. The-Grand Temple of Rathborie Sisters is also in session, and the ten chapters in the state are well represented. The membership of the Knights of Pythias in Wisconsin is now about 8 ' 575 ' _ __________ Victory for Fultpu, 111, Fulton, 111., May 12.—The effort to remove the office of the head clerk of the Modern Woqdmen pt American from her« to Rock Maud was settled Tuesday in favor of Fulton. The Supreme court -reversed and remanded he case, with instructions to make the Injunction perpetual. Adjournuiiuit Jane 4 Jfuvored. Springfield, 111., May 12.—The senate Republican caucus has decided in. favor of sine die .adjouniment June 4> Without doubt the nous? will concur In the selection of this date. Bill la Springfield, lit, May 12,—The bill slowing owners of class "A" wareaqufss business 111., May 12.—-the May 1 crop reports received at the department of agriculture on the eonditioa of winter wheat la Illinois corroborate the reports made earlier in the season aa to the extent of the damage done by winter-kitting "and floods to tb.8 crop. The summary says: "In the northern grand division of the state 68 |wr cent of the area seeded Is reported destroyed by these causes, leaving but 18,500 acres for harvest. The worst reports come from central Illinois, where 82 per cent of the area seeded Is killed, 141,000 acres being left for harvest. In the southern division 61 per cent was destroyed, or 655,000 acres, thus leaving 361,500 for harvest. "Taking the state as a whole Into consideration, we find that of the 1,749,000 seeded to wheat last fall, 1,229,500 acres were either entlfetjrde- etroyed or BO nearly BO that they have been plowed up and the -ground will be devoted to other crops. The amount left, 520,600. acres, is the ( smaliest wheat area ever harvested In Illinois. In northern Illinois tho May 1 condition Is reported ae 54 per cent of a normal; In central Illinois, 48 per cent and In the 'southern division, 52 per cent, the 'state average being 51 per cent. , •> • "The amount of old wheat In producers' hands on May 1, 1897, Is below the average, although greater than In 1896, there being 2,015,500 bushels reported this year. This Is the smallest proportion of the crop ever reported." WHEAT HAS IMPROVED. * Oomparatlrely Favorable Report Cornea • . from Indiana. Indianapolis, Ind., May V.12,-=-ThO- weekly crop bulletin" Jor Indiana says, In part: .. * •' "Plowing for corn progressed most rapidly during the favorable, days; much corn was planted in the central and southern portions, and some in the northern, portion. Wheat improved much. • Ryo is In excellent condition; in some of the fields in the southern and. central portions i£ is heading. Oats are coming up and look well. Clover, timothy, meadows and grass Improved rapidly, and look fresh and green; • meadows promise large crops of hay this year." Crop Report from Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa, May 12.—The state's weather and crop bulletin, sent out by the state service, says: . "A large area has, been prepared for corn, and reports from all districts Indicate that, a good beginning has been-made In-planting^jind^hejiwQrk! lirTVOw~T)elhgf"rapidly pushed to completion. Spring wheat, oats and barley are generally doing fairly well, the chief drawback being a tendency of the soil to bake in fields where the ground was too wet when-seeded." • -~--.—•;- Mlagourl In Bad Shape..; .; i Columbia, Mo., May 12.—The, report of the condition of Missouri crops, by the weather bureau, says: "Corn'planting IB about completed. However, corn is not In the best condition, the ground not being good and cut worms are doing damage in many localities. Wheat and oats, have suffered, but as a. rule both are doing well at present. Chinch bugs have appeared, in.large numbers In many places." ' :!. ,:._._•.-,...,......,.' -.-• -.- ~* * « Minnesota Crops'All It%ht. St. Paul, Minn,, May 12.—The weekly crop report for Minnesota, eays; "Wheat seeding in the flooded districts Is well advanced. In other sections all small grain seeding is practically finished; in the southern half of the state most of it Is up and grow.- ing finely, Corn, potatoes, flax land" is being prepared rapidly, and corn planting Is about completed." ' Chu«e the Wrong Man. ' Milwaukee, Wis,, May 12.—A man suspected of being Pouch, the Waukesha murderer, was seen near, Racine Tuesday afternoon. Farmers mounted their horses and hurried ahead of him, spreading the news. Telephone messages were also sent, and soon a large posse of under sheriffs And armed 'armers assembled to meet .him. He was much surprised at the commotion ie had caused, and readily established his identity as an innocent farmer. Win In Quebec.- Montreal, May 12.—The Quebec provincial elections took place Tuesday and resulted in the complete overthrow of the "conservative party. In the last egislature the parties stood: Conservatives, 60; liberals, 23, These figures lave been reversed as a result of this lection, the liberals having elected Ifty members, with a probability of ifty-three, and the conservatives about .wenty. • " • For a I'ardon Bonnl. Springfield, 111,, May 12.—The housa appropriation committee ordered re- >orted favorably "the (senate bill pro- Iding for the creation of a etate board of pardons after striking out the appropriation clause. . . 01 XUlaols £>»{«att><*. Champaign, 111,, May IS;—The University &t Illinois track team west down before the University of Chicago u a duel saeei Tuesday by » g«jr» o| Mnntdne rii,fs>- *. snd Ol«7f!i*«(? fining th<> trlrk t Brooklyn. Oamps? nt Pt, Louis asd. Loufs'viile -were prevents. The only changes in standing were the roversa of New York and Cleveland, and tho regaining of a share of second place by Louisville and of fourth by Cincinnati Scores: : : At Chicago—• Cincinnati .... ...1 0 2 0 1 i 0 0 1-M Chicago .. .......l 0 0 pi 001 2—5 At PMitBbufg— ; Boston ,.o 020000 00—2 Pittaburg 00000000 0—0 At Washington— . ' Baltimore ... ....3100000 20—6 Washington ... ..20000100 0—S At Cleveland— ? Cleveland ... ....0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 *—7 Brooklyn 0 0000000 0—0 Louisville, Ky., May 11.—The Louis ville-New York game was prevented by wet grounds. St. Louis, Mo., May 11,—The St, Louis-Philadelphia game was post- poSed on actount of rain. Games today: Cincinnati at Chicago, Philadelphia at St. Louis, New York at Louisville, Brooklyn at Cleveland, Boston at Plttsburg, Baltimore at Washington. , • ...'•. Western I.e*.cne. At Columbus—Columbus, 5; Indian apolls, 1. Minneapolis, at St. Paul —Wet grounds. , At Grand Raplda—Grand Rapids, 13; Detroit, 7. St. Paul, Minn., May 11.—The St. Paul-Minneapolis game was postponed today on account of rain. •Western Association. At St. Joseph—St. Joseph, 13; Pe- orla, 5. •••• , At Burlingtbn-^Rockford, 13; Bhr- llngton, 6. At Des Molnea—Des, MoSnes, 3; Du- At Quincy—Quincy, 10; Cedar Rapids, 8. ' ' , : • Michigan League. At Lansing—Bay City, 8; Lansing, 2. At Jackson—Jackson, 8; Port Huron, i, ' . '. .-';'. '- ' ". At Kalamazoo—Saglnaw, 14; Kalamazoo, 4. , BIO CONCERN FAILS. Williams, Brown £ -Co. of San Francisco Go to the Wall. Sau Francisco, Gal., May 12.—The well-established firm of Williams, Brown & Co., wholesale shipping add commission merchants, is In financial difficulties. Its liabilities are said to je $600,000, but its assets are believed :o be sufficient to ijieet most of its'ob- ligations, If the creditors will grant an extension of time the firm hopes to resume business. . , For tho past nine years the firm has been recognized 1 as one --of -the -mbst active.houses in the Australian import trade. The direct cause of the failure is said to, have been the failure of Australian consignees to meet bills Irawn _againBt_themJtor-heavy shipments of grain." A great deal of money was lost by the firm in its fruit operations in the Fresno market and in the Columbia river canneriesin w¥ich they were Interested. Iowa Silver- Men Meet. Des Moines, Iowa, May 12.—A con- lerence of free silver Republicans, at:ended by fifty leaders* was held here Tuesday preliminary to the Democratic central committee meeting to-day. ; It was Informally agreed that the Democrats. EUver Republicans and Populists 8.hpuld_.mainlain_-Beparate - organlza- ;ions. Thesthree state conventions will je held on the same day in Des Moines the latter part of July. The state ^ticket, according to present plans, will be' divided as follows: Silver Democrats, governor and supreme judges; prpu- ists, railroad commissioners and lieutenant governor; free silver. Republicans, state superintendent. '•••••'• '• Sunday-School Workers Meet. Belleville, 111., May, 12.—The thlrty- ilnth annual convention of the Sunday School Workers of Illinois met Tuerday n Liederkrantz hall. The convention jelng non-denominational, all .Bvan- ;elical bodies are represented, and there s a far. greater attendance than was expected, Along with each delegation baa come a number of Interested and zealous Sunday school workers, so the :own is crowded with more visitora ':han it has seen in many a day. / , FlndH Holy War Unnecessary, ' Constantinople, May 12.—The iH>rte has given positive denial to the statement that the Shiek-uJ-lBjam has issued a circular to the Imams in Constantinople and the provinces foreshadowing a holy war, and to the report hat the eacred edict was already being being prepared. Safe Ulowera Get 8»,OOO, Deeatur, Mich., May 12.—Burglars, iupppsed to be from Chicago, blew open'the safe of Edward Cleveland at AddiBoiTTuesday morning and secured 12,009 in money and jewelry, • . . by tior. Anamosa, Iowa, May 12.—Governor >rake has pardoned Mrs. Amelia Evans. She killed a man whose meddlesome letters almost estranged her and her husband. Faulting House Blow* Up. , Mich., May 12.—A dyoa« mite packing house belonging to the Superior Powder company blew up, aa4 DV.U liarrls was blowa to. Athens, May 12.—A colleotlre notos from th« powers on the fi)ibje«t o mediation lisa been presented to the Qreelf tafnister foi foreign affairs, M SkoizldndSs, by the Russian minister here, M. Onou. Tlie Greek govern ment has accepted the conditions imposed and has confined its inte^sta to the care of the powers. The following Is the text of the note of the powers: "The representatives of France Italy, Great Britain, Germany and Austria charge M- Onoa, the representative of Russia and the dean of the diplomatic corps, to declare in tho name of thalr respective governments that the powers are ready to offer mediation with a view to r obtain an armistice and smooth the dlfllculties actually existing between Greece and Turkey on condition that the Hellenic gorernjnear declares that it will "proceed to, recall its troops from Crete, adhere formally to autonomy for Crete and accept unreservedly the .counsels wMch the powers may give In the interests of peace." The reply of the Greek government was as follows: "The royal government in taking the note and declaration of the Ruslan.representative, acting in the name of the ministers of the powers, declares that it will proceed to recall the royal troops, from Crete, adher'es formally to . autonomy for Crete, and confides the interests of Greece to the hands of the powers. As soon as tho reply of Greece to the note of the powers .wan handed to the representative of the powers the latter telegraphed the Greek decision to the representatives of the powers at Constantinople, with the request that they obtain an 4rmlstlce, nent peace. There is a sense of relief in Athens at the prospect of an Immediate end to the calamitous war. There Is no excitement, and no popular demonstration is anticipated. The government has notified the Greek army of the mediation of the powers. '•',. *; '' . MAY DEFY POWERS. BlobllUatlon of Large Forces Cauiet ------ General Anxiety. London, May 12".— A; dispatch to' 'the itandard frbm Coastantlnople says: "It is reported that orders have been sent out for the mobilization of the 5th and 6th army corps reserves stationed at Bagdad arid in Syria, and for the mmediate dispatch of fifty battalions ;6 Konieh, from which point they will ?e taken to Ismeed,' in -Asia Minor. These preparations, which Involve an expenso that Turkey Is quite unable_ to Dear," cannot ^.be required against Greece, and they excite anxiety, as indicating that Turkey! is preparing either. to confront a more formidable foe or to place herself In such a strong ?osltion,that^sherWHI ? be able tp Ignore the, powers and their plan of mediation." :-. . -•;• ... :: ' :f •>:•-•-. • ' V •'••,'••; - — Ssty TUousiuxU Are Homeless. - : London, May 12.— A dispatch to. the Daily News from Lamia, dated Sunday, says that 80,000 Thessallans . are herded there and in the neighboring villages after the successive flights Irom Tyrnavos, Larissa, Pharsala and, Domokos. The most pitiful Bcenes are witnessed on every hand. Thousands of women and children are lying ex- )osed to.^the continuous heavy rains, Host of' their carts and horses have )een : requisitioned br the : ~TaiHtiary. Hres are of nightly occurrence and vll- ages are burned wherever the Turks are to be seen. T^e Greek authorities have endeavored , to supply bread to .hbusands of the homeless, but their efforts are almost unavailing, ' ". • p ' i '.-,' & .''•.. i -.• - .Cost of the War. - : - ;-.••' •'.•• •".'• Constantinople, May 12,— The expenses of the war with Greece are estimated at £6,000,000 ($25,000,000), which Greece will pay* as an indemnity, in annual, installments, -guaranteed by the revenues. : . .. ' . .Policy Not Agreed, Ui>«u. _'' Iudianapolis,--Ind.,- 1 May 12.—About 300 pollcy-hojders of the Mutual Life nsurance company of Indiana met here Tuesday and dlscuasec( the affairs of he company. The temporary receiver submitted a report which showed the labilities to exceed the assets by about 1100.000. Most of tho policy-holders were in favor of having the affairs of he concern wound up at once, but the meeting adjourned.without definite ac- ton. An amended complaint alleging misappropriation of funds by the officers of the company was filed Jn court. B»nuajr'» Cashier le Oarlyle, 111., May 12.--^ Jury decided uesday afternoon that B. H. Niehoff was not guilty of embezaUng the funds of the defunct Ramsay bank, of which he was cashier. Nieboff was charged with the larceny of several notes, which it was .alleged belonged to the Ramaay assets, . ;n, was proved that hese notes were nof the property of he bank. - • . ' . , . .. May Keacb »78,000- Columbus, Ohio, May 12.—The de- alcation of Chariea Henry Damsel, iead bookkeeper of the Natioaal Bank Df Coluaibus, may reach $75,000, it is ,U«£Bd. Bank Examiner Sturdevaut deyliuea to make public the results of ii« partial Inquiry into tbe bank's af- ' >, but adiaits that the of 1 hMrinr* Dntf will br- rp°^t!»p'l to Frtclay. Tfte proc*dar« bcfor* the pwerftof •" be strictly in accordance wltft It*, Will be no emotional or »f<s*s~ tioual. appeiala. The attorneys say tfeey will be contest to depend upon faets and the force of argument to s&ve theif client, it is not the intention of Ml 1 , and Mrs. Durrani to accompany the attorneys to Sacramento, as it is us- derstood that the governor would not see them should they present tfeeitt- nelves. Currant, Is sanguine that the governor wlli act fArorably on his application. 'Chicago BoBtd.o? Tr«rt«. Chicago, May 11.— The folloing table BhbW3 tho range of quotations on the board of trade today: Wheat— July.., Sept; ....... Corn— May.*. July....,.,. Sept........ Oats— May.. . Jnly........ Sept........ P.ork— May... Jnly ........ Sept........ Lard— May... •Inly .. ..... Sept..... .. Ehtr'bo— May . Sept.. High. 8,00 B.95. 4,00 4.10 4.70- Lovr. 4,07^ 4.65 4.0% Closing-, .08 8.60 8.95 4.00 4.07^ 4.70 Royal Kelghbors.In SeMlon. Rock Island ,111., May 12.—The sixth annual meeting of the head camp at Royal Neighbors, the ladles' auxiliary: of Modern Woodmen, convened Tuesday morning. ' The afternoon session- was devoted to the reading and, consideration of the supreme officers' reports, which shofr a gratifying growth during ther last-year. -" Thei iiumbeF of fraternal members Is 30,000, of whom 10,000 are enrolled in the beneficiary depart- • ment. •: . •-';.• niatthnws Makes a Denial. Indianapolis, Ind., ,May 12,—Ex-Gov. Claude Matthews denies that'he is an < active candidate to succeed David Tur-' pie In the United States senate. "I cannot say," said he, "that I would not be glad to have a seat in the senate, but Senator Turpie and I have long been, the best of friends, and I-have no knowledge aa'to what his intentions are about being a candidate to succeed , himaelf.".••'_-:.,•.•,:'':;'.'•'•'•'.'.. --• • .Dentists Meat at Feorla.' ' Pepria, 111., May 12.—The thirty-second annual meeting'of the Illinois State Dental Society; was begun In thlB this city Tuesday, with fifty members of the profession,; including two la- dlea. In attendance! The meeting will continue four days,_with an extenalye_l program of iectures and clinics, , Dr. • 'J.R, Taylor of Streator, president^ delivered his annual'address and It was discussed. • --— .-*'• r-~\!. Frankfort, Ky., May 12.—Gov. Bradley refused to allow Dora Creech, a 12- year-old, girl, convicted of perjury in Owsley county; and sentenced for one" year, t6 come to/the pfenitentlary, an* granted her a full pardon. The'gover- nor threatens to pardon every juvenile convict out of both state prisons unless :he legislatures at once provide funds for state schools of reform. ;: Evangelical £lne Is Drawn. Omaha, Neb., May 12.—The annual convention of. the Young Women'a Christian. Association in Omaha was a very animated one." At its conclusidtt t was decided to exclude from active membership Catholics, Unitarians and Salvation 1 - Army adherents on the ground that they are not Evangelical. The amendment to the constitution \*as adopted Jjy two majority, Roman Catholip Knights Meet.' Mobile, Ala, May 12.—The -Roman' latholic Knights of America met here Tuesday. Official reports .show that the knights have made progress, the order showing substantial net gain in membership since the biennial conven- ion of 1895 at Omaha, The present : .otal membership is 23,470, HUnois* quota being.1,473." ~~~ — ~ "• Bribery Committee Not Appointed, ' ( Springfield, 111., May 12.—Speaker_ iurtls, contrary to. general expectatipaj * did ncrt/announce the committee at five o investigate the, Charge of attempted, bribery preferred againat W. C, <2ar~- •ard by Committee Clerk A. L, Hamil- ' on. It is stated that the cdmrnitt^e will not be named until after today's" fight on the Humphrey bills. Speakers of Note Freaent. Ko^omo, Ind,, Ma'y 12.—The thirty- ninth annual meeting of ^thfl _G«a- iraL ABsociatioa of Congregational Churches and Ministers of, Indiana be- jaa here Tuesday. There are 300 ireachera and church workers present, kfany speakers of prQiuinence are qa he program.' • ' , IfowlerMBrotu«rs A.** Arraigned. MadlBoa, Wis., May 12.-~The Fowler jrothers of Superior were arraigned 1ft* he Federal court Tuesday on a grand ury indictment charging them with aiaappUeatlou of national bank fucds. The Fowlera pleaded not guilty and bail in the sum of $6,000 each, was fur* iiiahed. tn 12.—YellowJever ia sad the Spanish

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