The Grand Morman Conference at Salt Lake City has closed. John Taylor was re-elected president of the 12 apostles, and trustee of the church. Monea Thatherhogal was eleeted to fiü the vacancy as one of the 12 apostles. No president of the church, aa nuccessor to Brignam Young, was eleeted. Dnring a thunder storm Wedrenday evening a meteor which looked while in the air, about a foot in diameter, feil to the ground on the South Bide in Chicago, bursting into many pieces just before striking, lt waB white with heat and the f ragments resembled clinkers. 4. creditors1 statement shows the direct indebtedneBB of Tyrrell &, Co., of Boston, hides and leather, to be $257.000, $60,000 being secured. Exclusive of this security, the assets amount to $82,000. A party of seven Indians attacked Sergeant Ke.anedy, late signal obBerver at Deadwood, and a private soldier named Bader, of the öecond Civalry. The two men were , eating lunch at Mizpah, 45 milcn from Fort Keogh, their deetination, when they were rired upon. Baden was instantly killed.and Kennedy badly woundecU The lattcr crawled into the brush and kept the Indians off with a six-shootcr untu aswstance amvcd. Bader was Bcalped. Kennedy will probably recover. The Grand Trunk Kailway Company contemplates a reduction of 10 per cent. in wages on account oL the depression in trafne. A 20 dayB' quarantine will be established May 1 against all vessels from or touching at the West Indies, the Gulf of Mexico, south of Texas, or South American porta au far as Bueno Ayres, A fire at Toronto destroyed the market elevator. Loss, $50,000; insnrance, $20,000. The Utah and Northern Railway has been completed to Eagle Rock bridge, Snake Kiver, Idaho, 210 miles north of Ogden. Regular trains commence running 'there Agril 15. Mrs. Ed. Hathaway killed herself at 6 o'clock Friday morning at Anna, 111., with a revolver. Her motive is supposed to have been jealousy. Hhe was a sister of John McNamee, who mnrdered his wife and killed himself at Tainora last year. The Chinese Sii Companies of San FranciBco publisli the following card: We are daily in reoeipt of application for laborers to go to the Southern States, notably Mississippi and J.ouisiana. to take the place of negro labor now emigrating. The offieers of these companies wiah it expressly nnderstood that thcy have no contrcl over their people's labor and have never brought one of their oountrymen h re; and have never contracted their labor or collected their wages in any marnier whatsocver, the presa of California to the contrary notwithstanding. The national executive committee of the Colored Emigration Society havo adopted resolutions requesting Government aid through the quartermaster and commissary departments to destitute colored emigrant arriving at St. Louis or other pointe on the Mississippi Kiver. Horace Maynard, United States Minister to Turkey, sailed from Philadelpliia Saturday. The funeral of the late( General Richard Taylor took place in New York Saturday, from the church of the Transfiguraron. Kev. Dr. Hoaghton read the buriel services, and among those in the church were ex-Gov. 8. J. Tilden, ex-Mayor Wickham, President Jewctt, of the Erie Rüilrnad, Gen. Smith and Parke Godwin. The pall-bearers were Hon. Hamilton Fish, Charles O'Conor, Secretary ïïm. M. Evarts, D. D. Withers, Wm. R. Travers, Geo. Ticknor Curtis, Augnst Belmont, Charles L. Perkins, William Constable Abram 8 Hewitt, Senator Bayard and Mayor Cooper. Secretary Evarts ha telegraphed to the United States Minister to RuBsia to convey to the Czar President Hayes's confratulations upon bis escape from assassination. The defence was begun in the Hazen-Stanley court martial at department headquarters in New York Monday. Gen. 8. L. Crittenden was the first witness. He said his división at the battle of Shiloh formed on tke right of Gen. Nelson's and there was fighting when he got there. The battle cnded about 3 o'clock i and the Confederates retired. Gen. Nelson asked him if he had said anything in hia report about Gen. Hazen, and witness replied he had nothing to do with Hazen, that lhe latter belonged to Nelson'a división. Witness was asked if Hazen's misconduct was frequently discussed in Buell's army after the battle oL Shiloh, and replied he oould not say misconduct, but he heard that Hazen was back at the landing when the battle was going on. Tucker & Cook's cotton warp upper mili at Conway, Hass., burned Monday mornin?. Loss, $45,000; insured. One hundred and fifty hands are out of employment. The opening exercises of the Children's Home fair the social event of the week. at Cincinnati, occurred at 11 o'clock Tnesday morning. Hon. Stanley Matthews delivered the oration, and John J. Piatt read an original poem. The proceeds of the fair will be devoted to clearing the debt of $6,000 incurred in building the home, which waB recently comj pletcd at a cost of $100,000.