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THE NEWS RESUME
A QIGEST, FROM ALL PARTS OF
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Fait Week
Culled From the Telegraph Column
' -At Home and Abroad.
' Word has been reoeived of the mur
der In Cuba of Walton E. Stalle, an
American, for his money. ,.';'.,..
Archduke Charles Louis of Austria,
eldest brother of Emperor Franois
Joseph, died in Vienna, aged 64.
Tom Linton, a Welshman, beat the
bioyole record from the fifth mile up
ward, in Paris, oovering thirty . miles
within one hour. ' " ;
Harry Jones and Frank Jefferess, two
convicts at San Quentin, got into a
quarrel during which Jefferess stabbed
Jones with a knife, inflicting a wound
from which Jones died . shortly after
ward. . ' '. '
John D. Jones, who stamped to death
in, a fit of anger Mrs. . Mendenhall, at
the Anna, 111., fair last fall,, was
hanged at Murphysboro. He professed
The Western Federation of Miners
has decided to amalgamate .with the
Amerioan Federation of Labor, and
will eleot delegates to the convention
of the latter body. . .
Dr. Thomas Renn was shot by his
wife in Chicago. The woman fired
five times. Two bullets entered the
. doctor's head and he will probably die.
' Jealousy was the cause. ,
! James' Dazzle (colored), was taken
from the. jail in St. Bernard's parish,
Louisiana, and lynched. He was ar
rested for attempting to outrage a
white woman near the Patterson plan-
. tation. , .:'
General Vicuna, the Spanish oom
mander, is dead of yellow fever, at
Corral Falso, in Matanzas, where he
has .been siok for several days past.
His body will be buried in the city of
Lillian Russell,' while riding her
golden wheel near Central Park, New
York, oollided with an unknown
cyolist, and was thrown to the pave
ment Her costly wheel was smashed
and her ankle was hurt.
-"Mrs. Louise A. Speetzen, an attrac
tive and entertaining woman, laughed
herself to death in Oakland, Cal. The
case was a peculiar one, and attraoted
the attention of a number of Oakland
physicianR, who attended the lady.
A Cairo dispatch says a death from
cholera is reported among the Egyptian
troops at Tourah. A regular cholera
' miasma is brooding over Cairo with
the heavy air and the hot winds. The
virulenoe of the disease is almost un
paralleled at suoh an early stage of
visitation. The percentage of deaths
-is 90. ', .' ',',..'
The house committee on pulbio lands
has ordered a favorable report on the
bill for the maintenance of sohoola of
mines in publio land states and terri-
' tories, by granting taoh state from the
; prooeeds from the sale of mineral lands
$15,000 for the current year and an an-
'. nual inorease of $1,000 per year for ten
, years. r ' ' '
In Naahnt. Mass., an inoipient blaze
from a painter's lamp at the summer
cottage onoe ooonpied by the poet Long
fellow, on Willow road, was the be
einninsr of a fierce fire, whioh, fanned
by a strong . southwest gale, devoured
five handsome summer residences ana
' contents, entailing a loss of about
" A special from Caracas says: The
Vnnnznnlan covernnfent has offered to
release the sohooner New Day, but the
owners refuse to accept under condi
tions attaohed. The English govern
ment will nush the claims of the own-
-era. . This makes new oomplioations in
the relations between England ana
White Buffalo, captain of Indian po
: lioe on the Cheyenne reservation, has
. applied for a pension, on aooount of in
juries sustained while a member of the
"'Third United States oavalry, and Ex
amining Physioian Hurley says the in
juries are such as would give a white
man a pension. White Buffalo is a son
of Sitting Bull, and has always been
ljyal to the whites as a policeman and
Upon representation of Indian Agent
Slouch, at Tongue River agency, Mont ,
transmitted through and indorsed by
the. interior department, the war de
partment sent orders , to General
Brooke, commanding, the department
of Dakota, to send troops from Fort
Custer to the agency to preserve order
and stop the killing of cattle by the In
dians. Probably two troops of the
Tenth oavalry will be sent, but General
Brooke is allowed to use discretion.
The flood situation in Crookston,
Minn. , is beooming .very serious, the
rise in the Red Lake river having been
very rapid by reason of continuous and
copious rains. The flood is gaining, and
the water is two or three feet deep on
some of the principal streets, while in
some of the residenoe districts entire
floors have been flooded. ' '
The 'Arotio explorer, Lieutenant
Peary, is going North again this sum
mer, and a steamer is now being ar
ranged in St. John's, N. F., for that
purpose. The qbjeot of the expedition
is believed to be to seoure for the
Philadelphia aoademy of soience the
40-ton meteorite near Cape York, whioh
Peary discovered last year.
A dispatch has been reoeived in Lon
don from Governor Sir Hercules Rob
inson relative to the sentenoes imposed
upon the reformers at Pretoria, whioh
says a number of the prisoners will be
released immediately, and others in
three months A third lot of the pris
oners will have their oases considered
and passed upon after five months, and
a fourth portion after one year.
New York has the first daily paper
devoted to wheeling published in the
English language. It is called the
Daily Amerioan whe'elman.
The General Trans-Atlantique Com
pany has adavnoed freight rates on
specie one-eighth per cent on lots of
$500,000 or over, either gold or silver.
The North German Gazette says.
The government is desirous of the total
abolition of the sugar import bounties,
provided the other states enter an
agreement to take similar action.
A cloudburst ocourred near Perry,
O. T., eight to twelve inohes of rain
falling. Residences and business build
ings on high, level ground were flood
ed, while houses along Cow creek were J
washed away. 1 . '
Lieutenant Luther B. Baker, who,
as an officer in the government detective
servioe, had oharge of the party which
captured J. Wilkes Booth, the assassin
of President Lincoln, died in Lansing,
Mioh., aged 66 years.
The boiler in Davidson Bros.' saw
mill, 'near Marietta, Ind. , exploded
with terriflo foroe, fatally injuring
Eunioe Davidson, Thomas Davidson
and Frank Battran. Six others were
more or less injured.
John Taggart, of Big Stone Gap,
Ky., was killed, and twelve others
dangerously wounded in a gas explo
sion in the mines near Big Stone Gap.
Part of the mine caved in. - It is be
lieved six of the injured will die.
Near Atlantic. la., the combination
train on the Griswold br&noh of the
Hock Island was ditched by striking a
mule. All the cars and engine went
into the ditch, but the coach orowded
with passengers, remained on the
track. Several were injured, but none
Henry Walker, residing near Broken
Bow, Neb., murdered his wife, his ex-
I cuse being that she had attempted to
poison hiin, and he killed her as a mat
ter of self protection.- He purohased a
revolver arid deliberately arranged all
the ' details. The murderer is a
wealthy farmer, prominent and well
The : coal product of the United
States, for the oalondar year 1895,
shows, the output of the Northwest
states "to be: Oregon, 73,685 short
tons produot, valued at $247,901:
Washington, 1,191,410 short tons, with
a valuation of $2,577,958; Montana,
1,489,193 short tons, valued at $2,815,:
A dispatoh from Basse Terre, Island
of Guadloupe, West Indies, says: Jap
anese immigrants are again in rebel
lion. The uprising has become so for
midable as to cause planters grave anx
iety. The oolonial government is
adpoting drastio measures to suppress
the insurrection, notwithstanding the
stipulations of the treaty.
General Lucius Fairchild, commander-in-chief
of the Loyal Legion and ex-oommander-in-chief
of the G. A. R. ,
died at his residence in Madison, Wis.
Genearl Fairchild had suffered from
the effects of the grippe for several
weeks, and a month ago the ailment
was complicated by kidney trouble.
Until five days ago it was thought he
The senate committee on interstate
oommerce has authorized the report
ing of a bill for uniform classification
of railroad freight rates framed on the
lines recommended by the national
board of trade. It will require an
interstate commerpe commission to pre
pare and publish a classification whioh
shall apply to all sections, of the
A CROWDED. STREET CAR GOES
THROUGH A BRIDGE.
The Car Wag Completely Submerged
and Over Sixty People Were Drowned
. Sad Ending or a Day's Festivities
Victoria, B., C, May 28. A terrible
accident occurred here today. . A sham
fight and review was to take plaoe at
Maoaulay point, near Esquimalt, this
afternoon, and crowds were making
their way "there by every route. . All
the tram oars wer packed. Shortly
before 2 o'clock two cars left Govern
ment street with more than 100 people.
The first got over Point Ellice bridge,
which orosses Victoria Arm, safely, but
when the other was about half way
over the middle span of the bridge,
about 150 feet in length, gave way,
and the car plunged into the water,
some 100 feet below. The car was
completely submerged, and all on
board were drowned, with the excep
tion of some of those who were stand
ing on the platforms and who, escaping
injury from the falling timbers, man
aged to save themselves by using the
floating ruins of the bridge, and thus
got ashore. Numbers of the bodies
have already been got up, and the
work of identification is proceeding.
It is a difficult matter, as a great many
of the bodies are those of visitors.
When the bridge broke there were
several carriages on the bridge, and
these also were precipitated into the
water. Superintendent Wilson was
driving one of these, and had his five
children with him. He sucoeeded in
saving himself and four children. The
fifth, a little boy, was wedged between
some iron bars and was drowned.
The news of the catastrophe quickly
spread. Citizens gathered - and the
work of rescue began. . . As fast as
bodies were reoovered they tvere taken
to the lawn of the neighboring resi
denoe of Captain Grant, where they
were diligently worked over, in some
cases successfully. Fully 25 bodies
were spread out there at one time.
The sad affair has cast a deep gloom,
over the city. . As soon as the news of
the accident reached Macauley point
the review was brought to as speedy a
termination as under the circumstanoes
was possible, and the sham fight was
abandoned. ; : .
ATROCITIES IN CUBA.
Sluughter of Helpless Inhabitants Still
Moscow, May 28.i His majesty, Em
peror Nioohlas Alexandrovitcb.autoorat
of all' the Russias, and her majesty,
Empress Alexandria Feodorovna, were
solemnly " crowned today in the cathe
dral of the Assumption, with the ut
most ceremony and in accordance with
all religious forms and ancient rites.
An immense body of troops was
gathered around the Kremlin, and
from one end to the other of the route
followed by the imperial party in pas
sing from the palaoe to the cathedral.
The Te Deum was celebratedia4be
oathedral at S o'clock andaf ter pray
ers the olergy assembled to receive her
majesty, ex-Czarina Mary Feodorovna,
who came, accompanied by the mem
bers of the imperial family of highest
rank, with the exoeption of thosewho
were to take part in the emperor's pro
His majesty received the pontifical
benediction of the metropolitan of St.
Petersburg. The emperor then ordered
the imperial crown presented to him,
and placed it on his head. The metro
politan of St. Petersburg pronounced
the prescribed absolution. In a simi
lar manner his majesty caused to
be presented . to him the - sceptre
and the globe, and having the scep
tre in his right hand and the globe
in his left hand,' he seated ' himself
upon the throne for a few moments.
The monarch then called . upon her
majesty, Empress Alexandria Feodoro
vna, to approach. . She knelt before
him on . the velvet cushion. He
solemnly lifted the crown from his own
head. His majesty took up the crown
of the empress and ' placed it on the
head of her majesty. Her majsety's
imperial mantle and collar of the order
of St.. Andrew were next presented
with ceremony. Her majesty then took
her seat upon the throne. ... ,-; . , .
. Premium on Gold Bars.
New York, May 28. The direotor
of the mint is expoeted to viBit this city
within a day or two with a view of
conferring with 'the superintendent of
the assay office regarding the advisabil
ity of reducing the premium on gold
bars for 8-16 to 1-8 per oent. There
has recently been a disposition at the
treasury department favoring the ex
port of gold bars, rather than coin, ow
ing to high preimum on bars. The
stook of gold bars at the assay offioe
amounts to about $21,500,000, and Su
perintendent Mason says that of this
amount $17,000,000 or $18,000,000 is
available for shipment. The remain
der of the bars will be retained for
The artificial camphor sold as
moth balls is obtained from coal tar.
HOWARD SAT UPON.
The Alabama Populist Wanted' to Im
peach the President. v
Washington, May 26. Howard, the
author of "If Christ Came to Con
gress," at the opening of the session of
the house today, sprang a sensation,
but it was shortlived. The house with
praotical unanimity suppressed him.
As soon as the journal bad been read,
Howard arose dramatically, in the cen
ter of the aisle, and flourishing a paper
in his hand, demanded to be heard on
a resolution, which : he sent to the
olerk's desk. The resolution was as
follows: ' " " '
"I do impeach Grover , Cleveland,
president of the United States of - high
crime and misdemeanors, On the fol
- ."1 That he has sold or directed the
sale of bonds without the authority of
law.' ; ' " V : ' ;'; .; ' .
"2 That he' has sold or aided in the
sale of bonds at less than their market
value. . . " . . .
"8 That he directed the misappro
priation of the proceeds of said bond
sales. . -v ,.; ' " '. '. ;' ':-.';
"4 That he directed the secretary
of the treasury to disregard the law
which makes United States notes and
treasury notes redeemable in coin.
"5 That he has ignored and refused
to have enforced the anti-trust law.
"6 That he has sent United States
troops into the state of Illinois without
authority of the law, and in violation
of the constitution.
" 7That he has corrupted politics
through his interference with federal
office-ohlders. : i;
"8 That he has used his appointing
power to influenoe legislation detri
mental to the ' welfare of the people;
therefore, be it
"Resolved, by the house of represen
tatives, That the committee on judici
ary be directed to ascertain whether
these charges are true, and if, so to re
port to the house upon suoh aotion by
impeachment or otherwise as shall be
proper in the premises, and said com
mittee shall have authority to send for
persons and papers. "
IMPORTATION OF CATTLE.
American Consul at Havre Enforces the
. Embargo Aot. . ' 1 .
Havre, May 25. Considerable ex
citement has been caused here by the
action of the American consul, in pre
venting the shipment of a oargo of cat
tle destined to the United States.
The aotion of the Amerioan consul in
preventing the shipment of the cattle
is based on the, tariff aot of August,
1894, which included a prohibition on
the importation of meat oattle and
their hides, from any foreign oountry
into the United States.
The prohibition was authorized to
be ; suspended in cases of countries
known to be free from contagions oat
tle diseases, and it is not generally
known that since last November, when
a proclamation was issued by President
Cleveland suspending the prohibition
in the cases of Norway and bweden,
Holland, Great Britain and Ireland,
the Channel islands and the countries
of Northf Central and Souths America,,
no oattle haye4eea allowed entry from
any other countries than designated.
Exportations to the United Statec from
Franoe, Germany, Switzerland and oer
tain other oountries, therefore, are
barred.' ' France and Germany have
been waging ' a vigoorus warfare on
American livestock, and our govern
ment officials hold that pleuro-pneu-monia
and foot and mouth diseases are
prevalent in those countries. - "
The action of our consul has speoial
Importance, in view of the extensive
plans : being made, notably in Franoe
and Switzerland, for increasing the ex
portation of tbeir high-bred cattle to
the United States. The only country
that thus far has taken any notice of
our embargo has been Switzerland. ' .
A Most Gorgeous Scene.
Mosoow, May 25. The ozaf and
czarina made their triumphal entry
into this city this afternoon, amid the
thunder of batteries of artillery, the
olanging of countless- bells and the
cheers of a vast multitude of loyal
Russians and equally enthusiastic
visitors from all parts of the world.
Probably never in the history of na
tions has there been such an assem
blage. , Possibly . the gorgeous soene
may never be repeated in its grand en
tirety. At 1 o'clock, in anticipation of
the coming of the czar, the entire
route from Petrovoski palace, about
three miles on the road to the Krem
lin, was so densely paoked with people
that movement except on the outskirts
of the orowds was out of the question.
From 7 o'clook this morning the route
to be followed by the procession had
been guarded by troops, uotil the road
may be' said to have been lined by
thickness after thiokness of blood and
iron. .-' ' " ; : ' '
Tiio Latest Motive Power.
New York, May 27. Unless the
proverbial "unexpected" happens, the
Metropolitan Traction Company will
be running cars with compressed air
motors in this city by the middle of
next month. The probability is that
experiments will be made here with
the new motor before 'that time, but
by July 1 the oars are expected to be
in regular servioe. r
AGAIN THE CYCLONE
.THIS TIME IT STRIKES IN CfcN
Many People Reported Killed Great
Damage to Property In the Section
' Visited Cloudburst Strikes Chicago
,: One Inch of Rain Fell In 10 Minutes.
Des Moines, la., May 27. Twenty-
three people are reported dead as a re
sult of the cyolone which swept over
the northern part of Folk oounty last
night at 11 o'olock. '
The towns afflicted are Bondurant,
Valleira, Sanitago and Ira. No tele
phone, or telegraphic communication
has been established except with Bon
durant, whioh reports four deaths there
in the Baley family, with five of the
same family seriously injured. Three
of the Phelan family and Mrs. Schell
were killed at Valleria. At Sanitago
three were killed in the Bolenbaugh
family. Between Valleria and Ira,
the death list is nine. A special train
has b6en started form Des Moines with
physicians on board. The storm is
said to have swept along the line of
the Great Western from Bondurant to
Marshalltown. .-" i. -
Twenty-five People Reported Killed.
Marshalltown, la., May 27. A cy
clone last night along the Chicago &
Great Western railway, in Jasper
oounty, killed probably twenty-five
people. ' It injured more than . that
number. The property loss is over
$100,000. Several miles of railroad
truck were praotioally destroyed. '
Several Lives Lost.
: Milwaukee, May 27. A cloudburst
at North McGregor, la. , resulted in
great destruction of property and the
probable loss of several lives. One
body has been reoovered in the debris.
Miles of the track of the St. Paul
railroad are under water. Bloody
Run overflowed so quickly that people
living in the ravine could not save,
their . property. Several persons are
reported as missing.
The Storm at Elma.
Elma, la., May 27. A terrific storm
cyolone in ' form, ocourred here last
night. Many buildings were unroofed,
trees ; uprooted, telegraph and tele
phone poles and wires demolished, and
numerous business fronts " smashed in.
The town is almost a lake. No one
was hurt. The people took refuge in
cellars. The storm struck here at 9:80
P. M. At Alta Vista a man was
killed, and two children badly hurt.
The Storm at Bondurant.
Des Moines, May 27. The storm
struck hard at Bondurant, fifteen miles
north of here. It is reported that 24
persons were killed there.
Cyclone at Valleria.
Newton, la., May 27. Valleria, a
mining village about fifteen miles west
of Newton, was nearly wiped out of
existenoe , by a cyolone last night.
Fourteen people are reported s to be
killed. . '- -
A Cyclone at ManchRterr""""" '"
Manchester, la;, May 27. A cyclone
struck Manchester at 1 o'clook this
morning, leaving a track six or eight
miles long in ruins. ' Mrs. Ira How
land and William Murray were seri
A Storm at Chicago.'
Chicago, May 27. In the suburbs
of Edison Park, Irving Park, Norwood
Park, and Evanswood, nearly a score
of. buildings, two of them 'churches,
were, demolished, and hundreds of
shade trees were uprooted in this
morning's storm. . The rainfall
amounted to a cloudburst, the precipi
tation being, according to the weather
bureau, 1.45 inches in 10 minutes,
breaking all previous local records.
Indians May Kill Game.
Washington, May 27. The supreme
court in an opinion by Justioe White
today passed upon ' the right of the
Bannock Indians to kill game in the
unsettled land of their former reserva
tion in Wyoming, holding that under
their treaty the Indians could kill
game in violation of the . game laws of
The title of the case is J. H. Ward,
sheriff, vs. Race Horse, the latter be
ing an Indian who surrendered him
self to the Wyoming state authorities
for the purpose of testing the matter.
The opinion of the United States -supreme
court for Wyoming, by which
Raoe Horse was released from custody,
was reversed, and it was ordered that
the Indian be remanded to the oustody
of the state authorities. "
Collided at Sea.
Boston, May 27. The three-masted
sohooner Mary Sprague, lumber-laden,
from Thomaston, Ga.. to Boston, was
towed into this port last night in a
sinking condition. She reports that
on Friday night, in South channel, in
the fog, she was in Collision with an
unknown schooner, whioh was so badly
out down that she must have sunk in a
few moments. Nine men and one
woman' were seen on the unknown and
it is feared they went down with the
Glass bricks are being made in Si
lesia for building purposes.
DOINGS OF CONGRESS.
Routine Work of the Fifty-Fourth 8e
. ,' sion Senate.
Washington, May 23. Thefortifloa
tions bill, which passed the senate yes
terday, appropriated the liberal sum of
$10,763,888. After the committee on .
coast defenses oonoluded its investiga
tions, the honse committee on appro
priations availed itself of information
obtained by the senate ooast-defense
oommittee; it also followed up the in
vestigation and concluded to appropri
ate $5,845,837. This was beyond all
precedent a departure in the line of
ooastadefenses, but the senate, not con
tent witn tnis, ana alter due consider
ation in the committee on appropria-:
tions, inoreased the amount bv $4,918,
051. Senator Squire was invited to sit
with the senate committee' during its
review of the subject, and. matters in
question were thoroughly considered. -The
main question of , the importance
of having this appropriation made
was oonceded without objection in the .
senate, so the bill passed unanimously.
Washington, May 25. In the senate
today Butler renewed the motion to
take up the bill prohibiting the issue of
interest-bearing bonds. After some
sparring Hill interposed the objection
that this was too important a question
to be considered "without a quorum."
This was the first evidence of a renew
al of the obstruction. A quorum being
found quickly, the motion was adopt
ed, 'the vote, being ayes, 84, noes, 20.
With the understanding that the But- '
ler bill should not be prejudiced, a bill
was passed to quiet titles to lands to
persons who had purchased in good
faith, without notice, and for. a valu
able consideration, to enable the gov- -eminent
to issue patents on such lands
and "providing that commutations of
homestead entries sha .1 take ' effect
from the date of settlement and not
from the date of entry.' 5 '
Washington, May 27. The general
deficiency appropriation bill,' the last
of the supply bills, was before the sen-
ate througout the day and passed just
before adjournment. It temporarily
displaced the bill to prohibit the issue f.
of bonds. As passed, the bill oarries
about $10,000,000, an increase of $6,
000,000 over the house bill. The most ,
important amendment agreed to up to
2 o'clock was that of $1,542,979, to
the Southern Pacific company for the
transportation of mails. At 2 o'clock
the bond bill was formally ' laid before
the senate, and Pritchard was recog
nized, but after some discussion the
bond bill was informally laid aside and ;
the consideration of the deficiency bill
continued. All the oommittee amend
ments were agreer' to.
, '... Hoiue. . ,
Washington, May 23. So much of
the time of the house was occupied to
day in considering the president's veto
of the bill to pension Franois E. Hoo
ver a private in the Sixty-fourth Ohio
volunteer infantry, and in listening to
a personal explanation from Grosvenor
relative to a newspaper misrepresenta- -.
tion of his position on the subject of -
reoiprooity, and that the iimVT!oT-the. ;
debate on the Phillips' commission bill
wasjextended-.Bhtil tomorrow at 4
o'oiookT The bill provides for the ap
pointment by the president of a non-
partisan commission of 21, seven repre
sentatives each from labor, : acricul-
ture and business oiroles, to collect and
consider information and reoommend
legislation to meet problems presented
by labor. The author of the bill made ;1
the principal argument today,
Washington, May 25. The Phillips
labor commission bill, which was to
have come to a vote in the bouse today
under the special order, was completely
orowded out by the conference, report
on the river and harbor, and 'sundry
civil bills. The conference report on
the river and harbor bill, which report
ed an agreement on all the items save
that relating to the Santa Monica and !
San Pedro harbors, was made the basis
of an attack on the bill by Hepburn
and Dockery. The latter said he on- '
posed this measure because it contain
ed riotous approprations not warranted
by the oondition of the treasury.? He
said he realized that his remarks would
Lnot be punctuated by applause, At the
night session, Cummings made a stir
ring speech, appealing .to his Demo. .
oratio friends not to stand in the way
of meritorious pension bills.,;, twelve
bills were favorably acted on. .' ;: , ;
". Washington, May 27. Shortly. "after
the opening of the session to'day, the '
house went, into a committee ' of the
whole to consider the bill to repeal the '
free-alcohol clause of the .existing
tariff law. Evans, ; in charge' of the '
bill, opened the debate in support of
the measure, explaining the 'necessity
for the legislation. ; He said the bill
would not affect the claims now pend-
ing, amounting to $15,000,000. Evans
offered the amendment to - the bill
which had been agreed upon .as a com- '
promise by some of the friends, and op
ponents oi the measure. . It . provided
for a joint oommittee of three members
from each house of congress to consider
all questions relating to the free use of
alcohol in the arts, to report their con
clusions to congress in 'December? At
5 o'olock the oommitteee rose. "Strode
presented the majority report" in the
contested eleotion case of Martin ys.
Lockbart, from the sixth North Caro
lina distriot, and at 6:15 the house adjourned.
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