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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah CIRCULATION EXCEEDING THAT OP la the City Combined THE MOST EXTENSIVE In tko Moiintain 197 SAXTLAICE CITY MOBNING MAY HEY GLING TO THE DUCATS Desperate Mormon Efforts to Defeat the Tucker Law CRITICISES THE TARIFF BILL The Supromo Court DonTCfi a Writ of Error in the Kemmler Interstate Commerce Compound lAird Keport OO f LAKK TRIBTTNT 717 Fourteenth Street WASHINGTON May 1800 Tho Saints dU hard Tho opinions in the church caso had scjircoly boon rendered be fore exSenator McDonald had applied to Justice 1 trad ley for permission to read them with a view to Illlng applications for a stay of mandate and a rehearing of tho ca5io Tho brJofi on both motions woro filed yes terday Today whoo tho court convened Attorney McDonald was promplty on hand with motions After conferring to gether tho bench refused to grant a rehear ing but permitted a aLay of tho muudaUJ for thirty days Tho church attorneys plea is that tho Act ot was never Intended to confiscate the personal property of tho church but only applicable to tho realty In grant ing tho sfcay tho Court declared Itself us aatJsOod that tho conclusions reached woro correct but Intimated that the form of tho decree might bo changed Attorney McDonald stated this afternoon that In his opinion tho judgment will bo re vised arid tho Courtwill hold that tho per sonal property of tho Church Is not em braced In tho act or escheated by its pro visions FRBP 1KAD 8KNATOKB Tho Tarlir bill Is now in tho hands of tho Sonalo Oommittoo on IM nance There is good grounds for tho belief that it will bo very materially inoclified before it Isbrought to a vote Today members of tho commit to o woro bosiogud by Con gross men and thors interested In tho abolition of tho silver and load ores Roprosonta Hopkins Adams and Mason of Illinois woro vory activo in their buttonholing of Senators Tho friends of the smelting trust count on Senators Fsiiwoll Cullorn Plumb and Ingalls work and vote for tho amund inontof tho bill on free lead ore AU four Senators havo smelting Interests In their States which it is thought they will not laro to ALLISONON THK TArttFB1 WASHINGTON May Bls Francisco Chronicle Series ator Allison WHS askod this afternoon what ho thought tho Sotmto comrnifctoo would do thoTarllV bill He said that ho could not say as ho was only ouo of tho oommit too havo hesitated criticising tho bill ua long an It was In tho Ifouso but now that it 1ms ovor to the Senate I fool at liberty to say that tho in many oases higher than Is nueastuiry and I shall advo cate a ofduties on every article so far as is consistent with tho proper pro tection of American Industry against foreign TT1K WKtT DKNIKD WASHINGTON May W TVssoolatod Supromo Court doniod tho ap plication for a writ of error In tho caso of Kommlor under sontonco of loath by oloo trlolty Tho opinion WHS by Chief Justice Fuller Tho Court hold Unit tho change In Iho form of death was within tho legitimate snhoio of tho legislative power of tho State Legislature of tho State of Now York which determined that It did not Indict a cruel nnd unusual and its courts have suKtatnod that determination This court cannot soo that tho prisoner lias boon deprived of duo process of law In order to rovorso judgment this oourt should bo oom to hold that tho Court of Appeals committed an error so gross as to deprive prisoners of Constitutional rights Ihe Court has no hesitation in saying it cannot do th Is TT Tho caso will next como up before United States Circuit fudge Wallaoo who made an ordfr to operate as a stay until tho Supromo Court pass upon tho questions Involved This order was Issued with tho understand ing that tho counsel would immediately ap ply to tho Supremo Court for a writ of Their application for such a writ was thrown out but they wore allowed a hearing on tho application for a writ of error and It was this application which was today denied It Is therefore supposed that Judge Wallace when tho order bo oomes in June next will vacate it that boing tho understanding upon which tho order was mado Tin KKAS HKIJELMOW Tho Secretary of tho Treasury has ro ooivod a tologram front Collector Plnkorton at Cedar Keys Florida saylug that tho town is still controlled by tho Control influ ence tno situation being critical Orders woro issued fur tho revenue cutter to remain at Cedar Ivoys tuitll it is considered by tho oftlchils there that her services are no longer required THE INTERNATIONAL KAILWAY MeCreary today Introduced a hill to provide for tho survey of an inter continental railway to connect North and South America AN COMMERCE DECISION Tho Interstate Commerce Commission to day decided tho caso of Lohmann of bold t against tho transcontinental linos for charging a higher raw on sugar from San Francisco to Humboldt than to Kansas City a longer distance Tho Com mission holds that tho lower rate to Kansas City was forced on tho carriers oy competi tive conditions and tho rate to Humboldt was not only not unreasonable but iowor than it would bo except for conditions on tho Kansas City rate A COMPOUND JAKD REPORT Wilson today submitted to the House from the Committee on Agriculture a report containing his views on tho bill re ported by tho Committee defining and tax ing compound lard From tho arguments presented bo Core the Committee in favor of the bill inference is drawn tho report says that tho immediate result of its enactment will bo to Increase tho value of every hop in tho United States thirtytwo cents The claim that the depreciation In tho value of swine and lard Is duo to the manufacture of lard compounds Wilson holds is not to his mind established The greatest injury to tho farmer and his hog crop comes from tho unscrupulous methods of tho packinghouses and stock yard buyers Wilson Is reluctant to enforce a measure which he boliovos will either in crease tho retract the sale of health ful food amd which would do BO good but tho laboring men injury THESUPatiME COUllT ADJOURNS Supreme Courttoday finally ad journotl until tho next term beginning the 1 second Monday in October f 7 A Cn3UOKEE STRIP INTASIOl The received tion that cattlemen are invading the Chero kee strip in violation of his proclamation has instructed General Merritt to rigidly enforce tbo provisions of tho proclamation AN KXTJIAOITION CAHJS The Supreme Court has affirmed tho judg ment in tho Ciiso of Otoyza tho Cuban em bezzler now hold at New York The ottect bo to allow his extradition by Spain THE AIOSMON CONFISCATION CASE ExSenator McDonald rnado a motion for a rehoarinx of the Mormon caseand to vacate the mandate In Tho Court refused tho rehearing but decided to allow the IttLtov part or tho motion Tho Oourt sstW It was satisfied that tho conclusions reached woro correct but not with the form of decree oniorud and would take the mat tor under advisement until the next term It Is understood that tho object is to ascertain If there bo not nomo method by which tho money accumulated by tho Church of Latter Day Saints can bo returned to some source that vlil not ust the funds for tho propagation of polygamy there boing a reluctance to absolutely confiscate tho property Registers of Land Joseph Tracy Ifurnboldt Johu F Sheehan San Francisco Kccelvors of Public Alfred D Campbell Miles City Jay K San born d Alono Idaho William H Davis San Francisco super visor of census First California district MAJORITY Tho JIouso Oommittoo on Elections today acted upon throe pending contested election cases and the result will probably bo an in crcuHO of tho llenubUciti majority in tho Houso by two members Tho eases decided woro those of vs Vonaberne Fourth Virginia MlHor vs Klllot Seventh South Carolina and Chalmers vs Morgan Second Mississippi In tho ilrst two cases tho committee will report in favor of scat Ing thn Republican contestants Langston and Miller Hut In tho Mississippi caso tho report will bo In favor of seating Morgan STANLEYS FIRST LOVE THE UNFORTUNATE OUTCOME OF HIS NKXV YOKIC ROMANCE WlUlo Ho Was WinningFresh Ijaiirols Jn Iho African Dosorts Ills Botrotlicd Married Another Man YORK May Dispatch Francisco Chronicle engagement of Stanley to Miss Teiinant has brought out tho fact that this Is his second affair of love his iirst being with a Now Yorlc heiress a girl who thought ho had died in Africa and married another man When Stanley roturned from his first African expedition ho was received here with great honors and was made a social lion wherever ho wont Ho was then a brownhaired lino looking follow and tho women raved over him To this adulation ho aeeinccl linnor vlous until ho finally mot a young woman who was a daughter of one of the boldest and most successful real estate operators in this country It was acase of lovo at first sight on botl skies and tho man that had faood tho dangers of tho dark continent was uo mi no rod easily and Jed In silicon chains A slunt engagement was talked of but Stanley longed to achieve something more in his yyoohil iold of exploration before lie rotirod to a life of domestic iiuiotudo amid civilization Thorufoiu there was an understanding between the couple that tho nuptlalHshould bo postponed until after ho should again return victorious with fresh laurels of discovery Stanley departed full oC hope upon his second expedition Tho handsome boat that bocavno fatuous In his voyage of African ho named after his fianoo Lady Moanwhllo twlxt fear and faith tho dovotod young woman awaitod his let turs and watohod oagorly for any tidings that might oomo from hor adventurous lovor Tho suspense made hor quite ill and for months no word had boon ruoelvod she under hor physicians advice was porsuadocl by hor family to again go Into society that hor mind might bodivortod from tho gloomy misgivings that long silouoo hjulcunjimid up Among tho many admirers that llockod to hor side was a handsome young Westerner whoso father was at tho lioad of ono of tho largest oar works In the West Mo was most persistent In Ills Her family counseled tho match and it uuino to puss that Stanley fur away in tho African desert was forgotten or given up for doad Then followed tho BarneyPike wedding Tho reception was a gorgeous allair hold in tho Plko mansion on Fifth Avenue The bride in point laeo and diamonds looked radiantly happy Thoro was a shower of rico and old slippers as tho carriage drove oil1 and to all appearances a happier pair never started along tho journey of life Stanley meanwhile having conquered onco again was ovon now on tho ocean fret ting and Impatient over tho hours that sooniod to drag and keop him from tho joy of again seeing his betrothed What sur prise was in store for him He arrived in New York a fow days a tier the wedding and then learned tho news ror tho first time The blow completely staggered him and for four days It is said he did not speak a word When ho finally rallied from tho stupor that had settled upon him tho man was much changed Ills hair had turned whito over night Mo had grown morose and ho longed for a return to the Congo countryA dis like of women to grow upon him and his life as Is well known has since been continuously dovotod to exploration THE BAPTIST MISSIONS A Good Showing Ma do at tho Annual Meeting OniCAOO May American Baptist Missionary Union mot in annual session this morning and transacted routine business Dr Northrup in an address prosuntocl tho obstacles and encouragements to foreign missionary work and closed by stating that tho Baptists through tho efforts of William Carey and companions in England had once roused tho world on the subject of foreign missions Now it rested upon the Baptists to rouse tho world again by sending two hundred men at onco Into tho foreign mis sionary work Tho annual report of tho Executive Com mittee showed a very successful years work Tho total increase was more than paying expenses and reducing last years debts to Tho increase In mis sions during thn your was 52 missions 45 churches and 3080 members Many interest ing addresses woro made Rev Dr North rup WHS elected president The Chicago Strike Unsettled CHICAGO May carpenters strike still remains unsettled as far as the number ofUnion carpenters are concerned The Old Masters1 Association still refuses to havo anything to do with the Union and is employing nonunion men Tho Union is sending out warnings to carpenters through out tho country against what they call mis leading advertisements for carpenters which are Hooding tho city with carpenters from outside points Tho Union says thero is no scarcity oS workmen hwrc and that it has been obligedto send back to their homes many meiV It is estimated that there are at least 1000 Union carpenters still out of employment A Labor PlTTSBtmo May yore effected yesterday by which a large number of the strikers will return to They include Congressman Scotts coal miners at and a great portion of the Youghcogheny river minors together with by the Na tlonaMjalte Works and the National Boiling Mills at MbKeesport A CHAT WITH mi ENTRAIN He Gives an Account of His Journey to The THOUGHT HE WAS SNUBBED AT OMAHA He Was Sent Out to Advertise Tacoma The Boiso Excursion Partj Beach Their Destination and Arc Warmly Excursionists BOISE Hay to TRIB usual the enterprise of THE TnrnUNK places it once more in the load Your special correspondent scut to inter cept Citizen George Francis Train en route across the continent and accom panying him through to the coast quietly boarded Iho train carrying the eminent Cltlxen at Pocutello at an curly hour this morning The largo party of excursionists en route to Boiso City were breakfast in the dining car whon Citizen George put in his appearance with his usual lurid of re partee Ho was dressed in a white duok traveling suit with a largo roundtop Chinese chapeau in front of which in prominentblack letters was printed George Francis Train tho poat American Ho was accompanied by W IT Hoy of tho New York Times W K Beard of the New York Hallway Daniel F Kellogg tho Sim and S W Weol private secretary Psychos was exceedingly pleased to meet with Tins TumuNUs special correspondent and at once proceeded to re late his experience on his trip around tho world in sixty days He related first that his engagement was with tho Tacoma Ledger to demonstrate by a special oHorii that Tacoma Washington was on the most direct and shortest route between America ami tho Orient Ho began his journey from the Ladfior ollicein Tacoma at daylight on tho morning of March 18th crossed tho Pacific Ocean on the Pacific Companys steamer Abyssinia lor Yokohama thenco the most direct tho Rod Sea and Canal to Europe thence to America across the Atlantic ar riving in New York City by tho steamship Etruria at 0 oclock a May 18th hav ing completed the journey from tho Pacific to tho Atlantic Coast around the world in sixty days and experienced sufficient do lays throughout Ins journey to havo bet tered tho time of Nellie Bly He is billed to lecture in Tacoma tonight Psychos was feeling his best and when Nampa was reached at noon he delivered one of his characteristic speeches to the relating his early experience on tho UnionPacific railway He expressed sorrow that tho citizens of Omaha not greet him on his arrival there He was pleased with tho young and beautiful city of Nampa and thought If It kept pace with progress like Tnis TRITJTTNIQ of Salt Lake it would never bo found napping Throe hearty cheers and tho train was oil your corres pondent joining tho Boise excursion party instead of proceeding to Tacoma THM U01SK EXCURSION Tho excursion party leaving Salt Lake City at 5 oclock last evening arrived in Boiso city at this afternoon It was a most delightful and enjoyable trip There woro about a hundred participants Tho weather is oxooptlonobly fine The Mayor of Boise Hon James A Pinncy with a oommittoo of oiUzdhs met tho excursionists at Nampa and on arrival at Boise special conveyances with the Boise cornet band wore in waiting Tho Mayor welcomed tho guests and ten dered the freedom of the city Tho after noon has been spent In viewing Boise which Js truly termed Boiso tho Beauti and at present it is overrun with now comers most of whom are here to invest and take up their permanent residence Tho following Is a list of tho members of tho excursion 0 M Gould A G Taysum Mrs W H Taylor G Badger Mr and Mrs R H Dodd Don K Corey Mrs R H Marshall B F Cummings D H Pecry H Dill C S Nichols it E Wood Mrs Jennie Smith John S Scott and wife W C Dunbar Miss Belle J A GoocT huo Mr and Mrs C W Castle Mr and Mrs A L Sirnondi A M Friedman H Daniel Badger Bert Smoot John Darling B G J C Bergstrcsser C E Brown C W Green I5 Woods Alexander Colquhon E J Eallett Andrew S Joblou P L Hughes F Rob erts T A Stone C P Canficld Hoyt Sherman E M Freodman Mr and Mrs E Hardman E F Bock M H M Miller L Collitz Mr and Mrs C M Bell Miss Lou Hutching Mr and Mrs D A Engler T S Ackley Frank Rogers W W Lynch C N Corkcy MissW C Gorkor A B Cutrtlor A W Childs B Bono A E Mitch tier H A E BroSvnell and E A Trossler They will spend several days in Boiso and return home at their leisure Tomorrow will bo spent in driving over the city out to the Hot Springs outing in the canons etc THE PRESBYTERIANS Still Discussingthe Vexed Question ofRevision SARATOGA May tho Presbyterian General Assembly tills amended report of tho committee on revision being called up Rev Dr Pattou chairman spoke at some length He saidho was in the minority but bowed to the will of tho ma jority of tho Presbyterians which desired a change iu tho creed Ho therefore advo cated that it be formulated by the commit tee for submission to Wo of the ho said must not stand against a groat right but must define the functions of tha committee We must have no change that will affect the Calvinistic character of onr Great ap plause 1 He offered an amendment to Dr MeOruolceivs plan providing for a commit tee of revision containing not less than fif teen of which not two shallbe appointed by any one synod to the next assembly tho alterations to be sent down to ViesbyterJcs committee to be restrained from proposing changes such as will alter tho Calvinistic character of tho standards to propose only such as will remove p6pular misapprehension Day of New York an amendment to both McCiackcnb and Pattons pUn which provided for a committee of revision of fif teen ministers and six elders the moderator of Uilsassembly to member of this committee from each synod to act with the moderator oft nomina this committee of revision said com mittee to meet no later than October 31st and to report to the next general assembly Kev Dr Van Dyke of Brooklyn opposed tho committee as to changes The thrte propositions were discussed at very grout length by Drs Van Dyke of Brooklyn Morris of the Lane Theological Seminary Howard Crosby of New York Robert M Puttorson of Chester Agnew of Philadelphia and others Dr Patterson in his address said that he would never vote if there were no other objections to confess that for TU years the Church had slandered the topo in calling him antiChrist lie argued that only a minority of ministers and elders had voted for revision Dr Agnew contended that the revision should be without Calvinistic lines lie also opposed the change proposed regarding Elect infants dying in in Dr Craig of the Presbytery of Iowa said I have been an antirevisionist but it seems we cannot stay where we arc and although I see many difficulties they are not impossibilities Therefore I will vote that the experiment be made but we must be Finally the three proposals were referred to a corninission consisting of Doctors Pat ton McCruighton Erskino and Kempsball and Elders Day Graham and Terrey to re port to the assembly tomorrow A Crooked Cashier OSTTEOO N May Oswcgo National Bank is closed On the doors is posted tho following note Pending ex amination this bank is temporarily closed Depositors need have no Tho cashier is 0 A Thompson who is charged by C H PJatt prtsident of the Public Grain and Stock Exchange with acting in concert with James F Deo to defraud tho exchange of Deo was the correspondent of the exchange at Oswego Tho suspension is re ported duo to late developments in the Big Four collapse Tho directors of tho bank say that tho deposits amount to but Cashier Thompson is out of town Thomp son is also Treasurer of Tloga county JUDGE MASTERSONS WICKEDNESS ONE VIST MILiTAI THE STORMY INTERVIEW THAT PRE CEDED HIS WIPES DEATH He Denies Improper Relations With Mrs Hopkinrtou but Was Fipfuringr on a Di vorce From His Wronged Wile IStew YORK May Dispatch San Francisco GhromcZe Scries from his actions aud appearance yostorday the millionaire and mine owner Murat Mas torson whoso wife died so suddenly Wed ncsday night In the Grand Union Hotel will unless relieved from tho fearful nervous strain ho has undergone become insane His wifes nephew Dr E C Adams accom panied him everywhere lest he should do himself bodily harm Ho scorns to have sin cerely loved his pretty gold enhaired wife and to feel her loss even more than tho shame of his recent notorious escapade with Mrs Tlbpldnson His actions on i n g of the death of his wife and yesterday show how extraordinary an influence Mrs Hopkinson has over him An obligingfriond was tho cause of Mrs Mastersons hurried trip East to reprove hor husband for his gay life hero In the earli est mail from Now York Mrs Masterson re ceived In her homo in Doming N a newspaper giving a detailed her husbands adventure inMrs Hopkinsons Hat and oC his confession made while greatly excited that he paid Mrs Hopkinsons ex penses and considered himself her protector Mrs Masterson caniG directly to this city She went to the Grand Union Hotel and then she set about preparing her scheme to ascertain how deep her husband was in volved She sent messages to her husbands rooms in the Albion and did not receive any answer to them She wont to see Mrs Hop kinson that eyening and upon being an nounced was refused admittance who through her maid informedMrs MasterSon that slio was too deeply engaged itonircceivo her This indignation which this rebuff aroused in her did much to make possible that congestion which caused her death less than twentyfour hours after Mrs Masterson spout a sleepless night and took scarcely any nourishment Wednesday morning when she again started out to find her husband She wont directly to the Albion waited more than three hours and then mot her husband as he was on his way to his rooms somewhat as Masterson ac knowledges under the influence of cham pagne What occurred between the husband and wife will perhaps never be known but the statement Is made by one of tho boll boys that ho remarked to an associate that there were sounds of angry words within tho rooms Mrs Masterson left hor husband after an apparently painful discussion because her eyes showed signs of weeping She is be lieved to have goneat once to Dr Adams and lindins him sought his advice It was while narrating her experiences that her excitement overcame her and she was stricken to death Masters m told yesterday between excla mations of sorrow how he first heard of his wifes death I didnt know he explained when she left me but I believed she would soon return and that then everything all right I fell asleep and was awakened by a messen ger with a noto from Mr Adams telling me that Mrs Masterson was dead I becameso excited that I did hot know what to do but went right around and got Mrs who is my first cousin and together we started to I dont know what I did when we arrived there but I must have acted like a crazy man They say I threw myself on my wifes body aud at my cousins direction swore that I would never drink again I dont remember that but my cousin may have made me She has al wayscounseled rac right I am guiltless of the which have bceu made and which may have led to this I explain this to my wife but she would scarcely listen to me My relations with Mrs Hopkinson are only those of a A member of a downtown club who has known Mastcrson for some terday latter had several times re cently asked him about the difficulties of obtaining a separation from Mrs Masterson declarinii that while she of the dearest Vomen alive she sympa thize This the part of Mastorson may have wifes ears and have made it niore difficult to explain his course to her Mrs Flowers NEW YbnK Francisco in a gowii of yellow pongee silkandwearing a broadbrimmed hatof surmounted with ostrich plumes Mrs Grovor Cleveland attended of tho Mission of our Lady of the Rosary lust evening and shewasnob spectator by any nieatis Seated she sold Ixalf past ten oclock with a manner uncl an efficiencyof methodto which neither the free nor the McKmleys could nuiko valid obiections She levied a tariff strictly for revenue yet at the same time every of it was dcdicaied to the protec tion of Immigrant girls lauding at Castle Garden Baptist Xdberality CHICAGO May a year ago John D Rockefeller of Cleveland offered to give toward the new university projected by tho Baptists of Chicago provided the latter would raise thof necessary 1o complete1 an endowment of names Juno 1st as the4day by which the sum must boisubsciibed Rer Dr Goodbpeed announces that tbe task has been completed Marshall Field of Chicago has given the university a tract of too acres of groundroa tho South Side and teu acres adjoining will he purchased All Europe Preparing for the Inert tiWe Coiiflist of Arms WHAT AN AMERICAN OFFICER SAW Superior Equipment of the Germans Ladies Kissed by Turk ish Queen Honors Her Foreign News N England May UNE Dispatch San Francisco Chrontela only way to get a chat to say nothing of an interview with Captain Xa linski was to jump into a railway compart ment with him and ride to Southampton Zaliuski sails tomorrow on tho maiden trip of tho new Hamburg liner Unless she meets with a mishap he expected to obey the orders of the War Department and report himself to the AdjutantGeneral in Washington on the morning of Juno 1st Zalinzki was sent abroad by our Govern ment on a roving commission through the great powers of Europe to keep his eyes wide open and sco how they are prepared or are preparing for war He has seen much and learned much which will bo useful to tho War Department when he makes his re Though not disinclined to talk about the trip Zaiiuski naturally refused to disclose what he luis learned new in regard to ord nance projectiles longrange guns and other preparations for the great European war which all believe is bound to comu with in iivo years at most What follows is not strictly an interview with Zaliuski but rather a summary of a two hours chat In every European power which ho vis France Germany Russia and Italy to say nothing of smaller nations like Norway Sweden Denmark Holland Belgium and found them straining every nerve and making prepara tions for war In most of the countries ho visiicd ho was afforded every opportunity of observation though Franco and one or two others seemed disposed to screen all their preparations by the strictest seoresy Singularly enough it was in France that Zalinski found the strongest undercurrent of antipathy for America and all things American In his heart the Frenchman has not forgiven us for tho failure of tho Pan ama Canal scheme which he believes solely due to American interference but it was in France that Zalinski found the greatest number of private enterprises prolttably engaged in manufacturing numerous muni tions of warfare In this respect ho thinks tho great American Republic might emulate her younger sister Zalinski does not think the next European war will be initiated by trouble between Germany and France It is far more likely that the difficulties will begin by trouble between Germany and Russia Everything seems to tend iu that direction As a straw shows which way tho wind blows Halinski mentioned an incident he saw at one of the great Russian fairs near St Petersburg A nock of trained pigeons were liberated to select from a row of Hags of all nations oho most favored countries lime and again amid the plaudits of the crowd these pigeons Hew away with the flags of France Denmark and Russia in tho order named leaving tho flags of tho other nations untouched But Russia Is not prepared for war yet would not dwell long on this point but he did go so far as to say that she has made no provision for small armaments Tho Germans ho thinks are at present the best equipped for an European war Ihe superiority of the general staff of the Ger man army and the constant drill of her myriads of soldiers in the practical details of warfare constitutes a force which can scarcely be overestimated Zalinski cau tiously observed that while he believed the young German Emperor sincere in his ex pressions of a desire to maintain peace still he would not regret an opportunity to show what his magnificent array could do If war were inevitable England in Zaun skis opinion is amply equipped to defend by land or sea anything she is likely to be called upon to defend In tho event of an European war England may hold the bal ance of power Zalinski has not much faith m the so called smokeless powder He has carefully examined the numerous varieties of it tried by France and other nations whichhe had visited but so far no smokeless powder has been made which will stand the exposure iuvitable in Held service Strange to say it was from the armies of the smaller nations visited instead of the larger powers like England France and Germany thatZalinski received the most useful suggestions Simply because he was from America he wns allowed opportunities of investigation which uo agent on a sim ilar mission from this side of the Atlantic could have enjoyed KTJSSIAN LADIES INSULTED CONSTANTINOPLE May Press is ascertained the ladles belonging to the Russian embassy who were assaulted while walking at Yrukdcre were the wife and daughter of the Chief of the Dragoman Embassy The offenders were Turkish officers and five students The ladies were walking in a garden when they were seized by the officers and students who forcibly kissed them A party of sailors belonging to a Russian dispatch boat happened to be in the garden They cap tured four of the assailants and conveyed the prisoners to the Russian embassy Ihe Turkish authorities asked that the prisoners bo turned over tothem for trial The Rus sian1 ambassador refused to transfer them on the ground that Turkish justice was il lusionary The affair has created much comment and it is fearedthat it will re salt in complications between Russia and Turkey A PRINCESS BORN COPENHAGEN May Princess Louise consort of Crown Prince Frederick hasgiven birth to a daughter GERMAN BBRLIN May annual spring re view of the Berlin garrison took place to day The troops were reviewed by the HONORED BY GRANDAtA LONDON May Queen has created Prince Albert Victor eldest son of the Prince oS Duke of Clarence and Avondale aiidEari of Athlone v IN THE COiOIONS In the Comruoris tonight in answer to quessions the Government stated that it did not consider itself to ratify the sugar convention without the sanction of Parliament The Government declined to make any statement as to whether an order was given to piotect the English seal fishers in the Behring Sea Correspondence with America is still pending cThe Government was aid ing the starving people of Soudan 2000 peo ple being fed daily AX ITALIAN TRAITOR EOME Ittay military engineer Genoa by the name of Mutacohi was ar rested today for supplying an attache of the Geiman Consulate with plans of the forts at Genoa The attache fled to Switzer land Resubmissionlsts Snubbed TOPEKA May League of epublican vliesubmlssion Olubs met here today in Stats convention dilegates being present from all of the Congressional dis tricts A committee waited upon the Governor and asked him to attend tho convention to listen to the reading of a memorial asking him to call an extra session of tho ture to resubmit tbo prohibitory amend ment to a vote of the people The Governor received the committee but refused to attend tho conventiun A resolution was adopted condemning his refusal as an insult to the people also sotting forth the objects of the organization to be a furthering of the best interests of the Republican party in A Boy Thief Suicides MADISON May Dis Francisco Chronicle A suicide of a remarkable character oc curred hero this morning A week ago Theodore Xcubauer the fifteenyearold son of Frank Xeubauor stole 57 from his brother Tho police were notified and have since repeatedly caught sight of the lad but his lieetness of foot saved him from arrest This morning however a policeman sur prised tho boy who started to run Hie officer gave chase and when ho was almost within reach of the boy the desperate fellow drew a revolver and sent a bullet into his own brain falling dead at the feet of his A Cruiser for Honolulu SAX FRANCISCO May United States cruiser Charleston has been sent to Honolulu at the request of tho Hawaiian Minister Possible trouble on the convening of tho Hawaiian legislature when tho mem bers take their seats the reason for tlio request WASHINGTON fjMay Carter tho Hawaiian Minister denies emphatically tho truth of the report telegraphed from the island to the effect that he hid requested that tho cruiser Charleston be sent to Honolulu to prevent possible trouble on the assembling of the Hawaiian Legislature A PRODIGIOUS DOWKPQUR AN ELECTRICAL AND RAINSTORM VISITS Towns Inundated and Railroad Washed Persons KHleil by Immense Amount of Damage PlTTsmmo May severe rain and electrical storm passed over a large section of Western Pennsylvania doins vast damage to property and resulting In the loss of several lives At McKcesport hailstones as largo as walnuts fell while tho rain poured down in sheets for half an hour struck several buildings and considerable damage was done At Greensburtf William Fry a gardener at Josephs Academy was killed by light ning The heavy rain caused great damage in the low lands in tho vicinity Lightning struck a number of fine buildings doing great damage in every instance Near Washington the lightning struck a derrick on tho M oiler farm shat tering it and killing William Furman seri ously injuring William Gates and stunning two others At Wheeling W two and a half inches of rain fell in twenty minutes deluging the streets and flooding a number of business houses There are apprehen sions of a big rise in the river In Pittsburg the heavy rain is likely to swell the rivers to Hood proportions A special from Erie says The continued rains havo caused a great deal of trouble on the railroad in this part of the State and today there were many wash outs A weslf bound freight on the Nickel Plato went through a bridge near Crayton Three trainmen were seriously Injured Twentyfive cars went down into the Hoou May rainstorm much Iu the nature of a cloudburst swept over northwestern Pennsylvania this morning doing great damage At Corry the streets were converted into rivers in some places two foot deep tearing up sewers and wash in out roads The railroad yards were completely inundated Tho valley from Corry to Irvington a distance of twenty miles is a complete lake from one to three miles in width The loss will probably reach or more The public highways in the surrounding country arc nearly im passable the lightning struck several buildings although none were severely damaged Several streets were flooded and extensive damage resulted in tho lower part of the city from the rapid rising of French creek Three bridges a slaughter house and numerous small build ings and sidewalks were swept away Re ports from all directions indicate that the damage in this vicinity is very heavy The railroads also suffered form washouts FREE TRADE AND THE SOUTH Mr Clarkson Declares the Western Farmer Is a True Protectionist BOSTON May Prominent gentlemen from all parts of the State were present In largo numbers this afternoon to meet First Assistant PostmasterGeneral was a guest of the Norfolk Club Several speeches were made among them one by Mr Clarkson who spoke entertainingly upon the Southern question Civil Service reform and the tariff The speaker referring to tho South said The Nation is now face to face with the question whether in its sovereign power it shall allow Georgia South Carolina or any State to prevent au American citizen from exercis ing his constitutional right to On the tariff and the West tho speaker said The claim that the Northwest is for free trade is not true In the hist Republi can National Convention the Bast said the West must stand a stronger protection pi sink Tho West accepted it and the best protectionist in the United State is the Western farmer Free trade hw sought ambitiously toset up its empire in the Northwest but it will fail As a West ern man I resent the pity bestowed upon tbe Western farmer He is passing through a temporary depression and he will come out of it by his strength and We have spoken of the past let us turn to the future Ibelieve in Republicanism but the party of is rallying on faith rather than on works Op position takes on new form and It is ceaseless in its activity Re publicans everywhere should unite in ex tending the circulation of Republican pa pers This may be treason to the Inde pendent press but it is loyalty to the Re publican party and that means believe loyalty to the Republic The Alaska Railway Project OTTAWA Slay project for way to Alaska is about to take definite shape Application will be made to Parlia inent at the iiextsession for the passage of an act incorporating the Vancouver North era and Alaska Railway and Navigation Companywith power to a railway from Vancouver or some other the banks of the Fraser river by way of Seyrhour Creek Valley Pem berton Chilcoten Plains and the headwaters Fraser river to a point on Peace river with branches in a northeast erly direction to the Skeena nnd Stikecn rivers to the boundary of Alaska Funds for the Worlds Fair CrnCAro itay Board of Directors of the Worlds Fair adopted a xesolution re questing Governor Fifer to call a special session of tbe to July 1st to consider submitting to a popular vote at the coming November election a proposition to amend the State Constitution so as to authorize Chicago to issue not exceeding in bonds in aid of the Worlds Fair Legislation appropriating money for a State exhibit andjaathorizing use oJ any of tfie Chicagoparka us a site is also PRICE FIVJE CJWTS FIVE DESPERATE CONVICTS A Penitentiary Tunnel Discovered in lie Sick of Time A BRUTAL WEST VIRGINIA MURDER A Helpless Cripple Killed Without Man Who Deserves AjiOil Priest Shot Criminal Record S Ohio May Dis Francisco Chronicle lucky discovery at the Ohio State Prison this afternoon tho escape of five desperate convicts from that institution was pre vented just as it was about to be accom plished Four of the men wore employed in si tool shop at such work that they were off duly early and found time to work in a iiimio under tho walls which the iiulntotto projected for a half hour or more each even ing They selected a shed for storing coal as the site for the mouth of the tunuel and tho earth they removed was concealed under another bulling in the enclosure They worked with only apiece of an axe abit and a broken shovel Tho loader of tho plot was Charles Lock a liftocnycar man from Putnam county for rape Ho has had an interesting prisonhistory December ho escaped in a suit oC citizens clothes but was cap tured about two months ago aud while being brought back to tho piison leaped from the train The guard shot at him as he jumped and the ball hit him Iu tho mouth badly wounding him Ha but recently came from the hospital and was employed as a runner This gave him more time to work on the tunnel than ho would otherwise have Lockharts companions were Lime a fifteenyear man from Logan county for manslaughter Kelly a throeyear man from Union county for house breaking Butler a threeyear man from Hamilton county for rape and Lithgow a twelve year man from Hamilton for robbery They were much chagrined when the guard caught them all in the tunuel A BRUTAL MTTltDKR OATLKTTSBUKG May just received from tho mouth of the Pigeon river West Virginia give the details of a most atrocious murder which occurred there last Saturday Jim Brewer shot and killed Iko Brewer in tho storehouse of E W Walker Tho shooting was caused by the reopening an old feud Late in the afternoon while Ike Brewer was sitting in tho store Jim Bewer came in and without a word of warning struck Iko a fearful blow with his Winchester rille across tho neck breaking it After the already dying man fell to the floor Brewer put the muzzle of the rifle to his chin and fired scattering tho unfortu nate mails brains In every direction Brewer was arrested and is now confined in tho Logan county jail Tim Brewer has gained considerable notoriety by being tho leading character in the killing of the Bals deii brothers three or four weeks ago Iko Brewer was a cripple minus one leg OUGHT TO BTC WNC1TKD MURFREKSHORO May ated Dunnaway who eighteen months ago outraged and murdered his sweetheart killed her mother and nearly killed her father was captured here tuia morning He will probably bo lynched A BLOODTlUnSTV FATHER HAMILTON May shot and killed his son George aged 25 and then shot himself dead today They had been quarreling over insurance money A PRIEST CHICAGO May Dr 8 M Bar rett of St Stephens Roman Catholic Church was shot and fatally wounded tonight at the threshold of his residence Ke was ac costed by a young man who professed to bo in a dying condition from heart trouble The priest gave the man directions to help him physically and was considering the matter of spiritual consolation when the fol low drew a revolver and shot him in the breast He was arrested and is apparently Insane He gives the name of Cady Father Banett has been pastor of Church for twenty years BROKER PKtit CONVTCTEP NEW YORK May H Pell was tonight found guilty of grand larceny in of bonds belonging to tbe Len nox Hill Bank at tho time ot thi recent bankwrecking plot A MINNESOTA TRAGEDY GREEN ISLE May Me Mahons wife left him a short time ago on account of quarrels Todayhe tried to in duce her to return She refused aud ho shot her fatally He then went home and put three bullets in his own breast Both are dying CALIFORNIA FITjIBUSTBRERS Their Scheme Is to Provide Offices for Hungry Politicians NEW YORK May Dispatch San Francisco Chronicle The Heralds Washington correspondent says It is well understood here by Californlans that the filibustering schemes against tbo Mexican Peninsula have their origin in the political ambition of a few men m the southern part of the fitate of California who desire to divide that State and thus secure for the southern half a capital with all tho public buildings two extra Senators a Legislature Governor and State officers and a large number of new places in this way for hungry politicians and liberal expendi tures for public buildings These aspiring gentlemen find the sentl ment of the State opposed to such a division They have conceived the idea that ii tuey could by purchase or force annexthe peninsula that would long and largo that a division would facilitated They forgot that even if the Mexican peninsula were would owing to its sparse be made ft Territory and would not help their It is not believed here that the Mexicaa Colonization Company has as asserted California dispatches aided Or anccd the filibusterers That company several million dollars invested in Lower California and It would forfeit all cessions if the Mexican Government should find that it had countenanced filibustering schemes 1L PECULIAR DUNKARfc RITES They Wasli Each Others Feet and Do Other Queer Tbiiigs READING Dlspatafc Francisco Clironicla y peculiar religious denomination r the Dunlcards are holding their feasts in most of the German coujaties Pennsylvania in the eastern State A meeting was Zieglers meeting house andwas interest The meeting peculiar as the religion and The floor slopes from both center This makes impossible the heads of those portion of tho cfiurch On are two large last night by thejbiothers caroefrorn pled by the nieni women ;