Salt Lake Tribune, May 9, 1890

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May 09, 1890

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah CIRCULATION EXCEEDING Ml AT OK In tfce City Combined THE MOST EXTENSIVE In tlio mountain Regions TOL 182 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH FHIDAY MORNING MAY 9 IS90 PRICE FIVE CENTS CALLS PATHETIC APPEAL He Wants Congress to Assist in Es ReElection THE STATEHOOD BILLS ALL RIGHT Idaho and Wyoming Will he States Before cialtf Appointee for The Pacific Jiaiiroad Funding Bill LAKT TrtnttryK TUTUEAIT 517 May ft 1800 Tho true inwardness of tho strong fight malf by thn yesterday against called any furthur postponement of thft silver question Is made manifest by tho general Hgrociiient of today The Ter ritorial bills go ovor and silver goes over un til Monday There would havo boon no objections raised yosteday to postponing con sideration of silver hud fclio Democrats not fcarod tho pafwago of tho Wyoming and Idaho tho agreement consid eration of tho two Territories mustwait un til tho sliver question Is settled Senator Plutt chairman of tho on Terri tories said this ovonlng to your corrosporiddiit than tho situation Is not changed In tho least Both bills oc cupy thn sumo position which thoy havo right along to the HI Ivor bill It is In ad vaiico and they aro behind It Wo will now havu to of tho siIvor quotation and thmi tlio Torritorlal finostlon will boon thoro any going ovor until auotUoi Hussion Not In tho ropllod tho Senator Wyoming and Idaho will both bo Status long hoforo this session AlMEATj WASHINGTON May Dispatch Francisco fvas a broufl srullo on facn of ovory Hon Klor yoslorday morn Ing whon Mr Call of L Kiorida Introduced a rosolntlon upon which ho dtslrod Immodiato action directing tho Tntorstato Oommoroo Commission to In vestigate cjisos of intorfwonco by railroad corporations with tlio election of United Senators and Members of Congress Tho milk lit this cocoatuit Is vory blUorto tho from Florida His tormof expires on tho 4th of March and ills campaign for rooloutlon hasalroady begun Mr Call Is an Industrious and loquacious but not a vory popular at homo or In Washington and ho Is particularly olloiinlvo oortaln corporations In his State booatiso of his ofloHs to suuuro tho passage of a bill to forfeit tholr land grants Thoy aro now ongagod In ondoavorlng to oioot ono olso to tho Unltod States Sonato and arc furnishing froo transportation to tho men who aro managing tho Mr lulls opponent Tho resolution luts a pa intorost to many of tho rnombors of tho Sonato and thoro would bo some Inter esting disclosures If tho truth of this subject iotild bo Tho resolution wont to tho on Commerce where it will probably slnrnbor 1CO1S OKLAHOMA WAHiiiNfrroN Kay Irosldont has sont to tho Sonato tho following nominations for tho Territory of Oklahoma Goorgo W Stoolo Indiana Govornor Rohurfc Martin Oklahoma rotary Htipromo Court olllolals Edward 1 Green Illinois CJhlof Justkio Abraham 1 Soay Missouri and John G Clark Wis consin Associate Justices Warron S Lurty Virginia Unltod Marshal Horace Snood Oklahoma Unltod Status Attorney CIIATUMAN OliHTlNAC Tho Tfouso Committee on Paolflo Roads today postponed Jinal action Chairman loelltiing to report tho Sonato bill as Instructed insisting that tho Union and Contral Pacltio should bo put on ovou terms as to Intorost Ixod hv the law it is inado tho duty of tho supervisor to IIXHI them to for Kcprescnt ami DiOugatuH1 in Corgress only and con dtict the and make tho rottirns accord ing to tho Stnin luw In judicial district a canvassing is to croatcd composed of chief supervisors United StiiluH Attorney and United Stutw Marshal This board is to correct imper fect returns with tho assistance of thn super visors to tabulates tho returns for UfprcsiMitatives nnd Delogatcs to furnish copies to the At torrKyGcnernl and clerk of House of Kepre Tillslatter oflicor is to examine the ruttiriiH and whurc thn resuJt with tho returns of UK local otmvinwing hoard to thu ox tunlof returning iidilfurcnt person Congress then iKiittiisr of thn KO certifind shnll be plncccl upon roll of muinbers until the House decides which has duly elected The Miners Strike CrriOAGO May local paper says this evening that tho strike of coal miners In Northern Illinois is settled and the Execu tive Committee of tho National Minors Union will issue a circular to tho men to night ordering thorn to work Monday It is expected that on that day all tho mines in the State will resume operations A joint conference of tho committee was In session all day Tho basis of the agreement is the agreement submitted to tho minors by tho operators at a rouoot Joint convention with soiuo amendments to moot thu mens views It is understood tho terms of a continuance of tho is contingent on tho suc cess of tho minors In securing tho same con ditions from tho Southern Illinois operators Should they fall tho present agreement will bo void and a strike will follow in which the miners will be supported by the American Kederation of Labor TWELVE IDIOTS ROASTED The Helpless Imbeciles locked in a a ftmiingBuilding A SCENE The Tongue Pointe Calamity Kcen Idaho River Higher Than Ever Before More ijevee Devastated Tlegion new board of directors Allen Manvel president 7 W Ixelrihart firstvice presi dent in charge of financial and accounting affairs A A Robinson second vicepresi dent in charge of operating N Goddard third vicepresident in charge of traflic affairs Edward Wilder sccretar3r and treasurer No action was taken by tho stockholders or directors regarding tho prop osition to give tho present management con trol for five years It was stated that none will bo taken FOUND HIMSELF IN ZION THE WOES OF WQODHULL AND CLAFLIN TENISIK TO BE AKUI5STISD OX CHARGE OF A SonHntlonal Story From Cook Trlod to Cure 11 Cuncor by tho JLiiy liijj On ofJlumlH IN SESSION President Held Declares tho Pre mium Hates Aro Too TJOW NEW YOHK May National Board of FIro Underwriters began their twenty fourth annual session today with a largo attendance 1resldont Hold In hla annual address gavo many statistics ot Interest to insurance men On tho subject cloud companies ho said 070 stock companies have fallod or retired sinoo ISfiO Those com panies ropresoirtod a capital amounting to and assets not Joss than all of which was either lost in busi ness or withdrawn from it as not yielding sufficient return upon tho investment On tho vftluud policy hiw hu said Vnhiwl olmv legislation ims boon placed upon us during Mio sessions of sevtsnil Jntures this yeftr inl thus fur In Now York jlassiiohiisitts nnd luvvix suul ilurmy tho nrtvlous your in Ponnsyivnniiv such bills Inivo fsviled en iliti fullest nml most siuirchlng this is dono such bills will fftil liecntnft Mr lUniltl spoke of the pernicious olToot of this hvw whore it has been pltvcod iu oporntidti nnil jiUontion to the resiilts m Wisconsin They ooniinmiiS urn not defenceless They CHI nnd shouUi nitnit nnd oountoraot tlio JHTIUCIUUS olfocts of this nnd nil siimhvr lnws by uiciviising tho rates ami ruducing linos for wUlrut vuluiition In conolusion ho sjild Olio forced us by daily experionco and nowlodgo of our htislnoss is thut tiio rixtos of premium ivro too low thnt past np nrouohing the dividing lino butwocu prolU juul loss even if they now Urnwiug uncom fortably uour tho point of safety TO PKOTEOT THE BALLOT NKW YORK May JiVunclseo Chronicle from Illinois Indicate that a now attompt is on foot from some mysterious source to drag from tho past of the Glaflln Cook of London nccTonnlo 0 Claf lln and Mrs Martin formerly Mrs Victoria Olaflln WoodhulJ now the wifo of a London of tholr history that may 1o used to tholr disadvantage or at least to tho immediate discomfiture of Lady Jook This story comes from Ottawa and Is of no loss sorlous character a charge of manslaughter which Is ponding thorn In the shape of an indictment against Lady Cook and a threatened revival of which by hotonornlos when shu goes to Illinois is to medium for her ruin Thn olmrgH dales hack twentysix years hut gruvn us it wiui no iiUenipt hns ever oeeii iniulo in all that time to call account Tim iudiul inont hriMight in IM Mulks county Illinois iu lime ISlil nnd WHS for Tcnnio Clnilln being charged with plnoingon tlio right of Ilowo n hirge of delc torloits and ouiistio drugs by mnnns of whlohn large nmouiii of Unsh WHS wholly iiwuy ami death onsuml Iu tho Court ordurod tho CHSO striolcou froin deokut with leave to roinstalu samo Thu wilnossos nunios arc givon It is by tho llttlo with loavo to reinstate tho Invor has tocn found hy 8omo lilrldon oiKiiuy of tho Clallin sis ters to throw a now burduu of trouhlo upon Lady This it is said is to be done by n rnopnu ing of thy case and wlum tho sisters go to Chi oagc as they cxpoot to dtf Lady Cook arrostcjd and heijl without bail to answer to a twontysixyoilrnld ohargo The and its IhroaLoncd revival aro ro tiiiirkahiu as ovidoiico of desjiorato and attumpt to women who have returned to such important cliangns their fortune having been left girls dependent iipun tholr oxertlons for support but coming hack us wives of wealthy and rospuotod of London Lady Cook was seen last overling and told that tho story was to come She was palo and thin aucUookod as If shu had just left n sickbed My passionately they are to fulllll their threats Well lut thoin como on nnw that they have bouim their attacks I will insist on going to thu bottom of all thefoul charges Why have they not brought this up before it is all porsecution all old filth throwing all devilish malignity and halo and envy and because now wo are rich and up in tho 1 never heard of this case absolutely never heard of It sho uriod until a few mouths ago In London when a paper from Ottawa was miiilud to my husband accompanied by a let ter demanding as hush money TO provonfc the revival of that tndictmuut Then Mr Martin received letters aud papers containing tho samo charges but the demand in is a bank er was for Then caino throats to enlist the pross of the whole country to spread these charges against us It is terrible is it not JHit the whole truth shall bo told It shall it She stopped a moment ulmostoxhaustocl by tho intensity of her emotions and thou gave tho story of tho aflogod manslaughter know wo havu clairvoyant power Wo are spiritualists and I especially have tho powor of laying ou of hands I was only sixteen or seventeen years old when I was in Ottawa with my mother and I treated thoso who cnino to us hundreds yes thousands of them some only by thelay lug onof hands and I made thousands of euros Well this wonuui oamo to me with a shawl over her breast and when I took the shawl back there was an immense tumor tho outgrowth of a cancer aud I said at once the casu was hopeless Hut mother urged was only thou you do something for tho poor woman so I my hands over the place with so mo mag netic salve or ointment upon thorn 1 have forgot ten what nud the woman away After ward she died of Then Mrs Martin verified the statement and with much feeling added one of her own At the Ume to whioh this tiouhlo dates sho said aud I were the most famous women in America Ketwoen and 1S77 I lectured all over the West lo crowded Why in tho name of common was no action taken on this manslaughter Indictment then Oh no it is this new persecution This hounding of us since have married rich English gentlemen but wo are going to Illinois We will face all those Lady Cook and Mrs Martin say their persecu tors aro women UTICA N May larger portion of tho Chcnangoccounty buildings located at Preston near Norwich burned at midnight last night and ton inmates possibly rooro wore burned Tho buildings destroyed were the asylum in which were about eighty In mates and tho pauper house and idlatward In were forty inmates Both wore throestory wooden buildings In good repair having wings of two stories in height They were valuod ib and insured for and are a total loss Tho horrible part of tho disaster was tho burning of ton idiots who wore panned in and roasted alive Tho origin of the firo was probably tho smoldering sparks of a slight ire which occurred Wednesday after noon Deborah Bible a feebleminded old woman was smoking a pipe and sot her clothing and boddiag on fire and was burned fatally before the flames could be extinguished Last nights liro it is sup posed started from undiscovered smolder ing sparks from this event Tho porter was awiikoriod by a pauper and attempted to release tho idiots but was driven bade by tho lire Ho then wont through tho building in his night clothes rescuing tho Inmates Tho irisano patients scmo of them were forced out and fought against release but all saved Most of them woro taken to the Methodist and Unlversaltst Churches till other quarters aro provided Some escaped and took to tho woods whoro tho sheriff and deputies aro hunting for them today Tho keeper Walnwrlght rescued several at tho peril of his life Tho sceneut the burning was indescriba ble and tho horrors of Tongue Pointo woro roonactod on a smaller scale The do monlcd and terrorstrlokmi Inmates wan rtorocl around tho burning pile in a hopeless manner The groat wooflon Building lit up tho woods for miles around A bucket brigade was formed and about 100 labored to save thu smaller buildings in tho roar with success AT An Illinois Architects Strange Jour ney lo Salt DECATTJR May Patter son who had an contract foran ad dition the Soldiers Orphan Home at Nor mal and also a State contract at Lincoln on hand when ho disappeared December 24th last is now known to bo at Salt Lake City Utah He says he was assaulted and robbod at Bloomington and was unconscious for months It was in a hospital at Salt Lake where he regained his THE F8EE TRADE SEQUENCE The Democratic Theory Means Cheap Labor and Slavery PROTECTION CHAMPIONED BY BURROWS service reform Ho creditort President Har rison with good imenttons while condemn ing First Assistiint PostmasterGeneral Clarkson for having made removals for political reason more than any adminis tration bofore ever made In the same length of time The speaker made one or two con demnatory references to Senator Quay He congratulated his hearers on the fact that a man whom one of the groat will soon be obliged to make its candidate was favor ably disposed toward civil service reform Curtis was reelected president Bouccicault Refuses to Pay NEW Ycmx April October last Agnes Robinson Bouccicault wife of Dion Bouccicault secured an absolute divorce in London and obtained an allowance of per month alimony Bouccicault has disre garded the order refusing to pay anything and Mrs Bouccicault has brought suit in the Supreme Court to compel payment of the allmonv HIGH JINKS AT THE CAPITAL The Man From Michigan Follows cho Free Trade Fallacy to Its Natural Unique Reasoning on the Egg1 Question A SOCIATj EVENT TO BE BE WASHINGTON May Senate took up the House bill providing for the ion of worsteds and debated it at length At 2 oclock the question on tho order of business came up and it was decided to con sider the Worsted bill to a conclusion and then take tip the appropriation bills The Silver bill was made unfinished business for Monday at 2 oclock The Pension Appropriation bill appro priating for tho next fiscal year was taken up The amendment offered by Sherman and Wnshburn to increase the number of pension agents from eighteen and twenty to twentyone cave rise to a long discussion As the vote disclosed the absence of a quorum the Senate adjourned A Coast Line Road PITTSBURO May proposition to build a coast line railroad from Portland Oregon to Lower California is at present occupying the of a syndicate of capitalists on tho Pacific Coast Albert lloughtou of San Francisco a membiv of the syiulioiuv was a passenger on the limited express this morning I Jim going to New he said in an endeavor to interest Eastern capitalists in the project It will probably be called the California Coast Lino Rail THE LEAGUE IN DISTRESS Some of the Clubs on the Verge of Financial Ruin WHAT SHALL THEY DO TO BE SAVED Yesterdays Games and the A LightWeight Finish Brutal Mill at Xeivark Duncan llosss Adventure in Africa A Legation Secretary Stands on His liond and Other Guests JSufcorod Into Spirit oi tlio Occasion THROUGH TO SALT LAKE Reprosentativo Kowoll Prepares n Comprehensive Measure WASHINGTON May Bowoll Chairman of the Committee on Elections who was instructed by tho Mouse caucus to prepare a bill providing for an ox tension of tho functions of tho National supervisors of elections today introduced a measure in tho House It is patterned upon the bill proposed by tho Sonato Com mittee on Privileges and Elections reported by Senator Hoar but carries the principle of petition for judicial interference furthor hi thatit permits fifty or moro voters in a county or parish instead of 100 voters to secure the benefits of the supervisory system It provides punishment for anv person who should chftngo the position of boxes intended for Congressional ballots with an intention Co deceive The chief supervisor In oach election district Is required to keep tho poll list and a list of ro ectcd votes showing tho reasons for their re eotion He is also required to separately receive hose rejected ballots place tho name of the rotor upon the back ivnd oiiclosa thorn in sopa envelopes Tho supervisors ivro also re juircd toinspect nil ballots as thov baing sanvassed and counted by tho looul election oflU and make a separate return of tho result of iho veto being covornod by tho laws of tho State except as otherwise provided by tho They aro inspect the returns for Eonre icntativos and Delegates in Congress of the local inspectors of and note whether or not they disagree with their bwirre In case tlio polls aro not openwith in oao hour from Wio timo The Pacific Short Ivino Contrnc Awarded to an Ontario Firm NEW YOKK May contract for building tho Pacific Short Lino from ONell to Salt Lake City a distance o about S30 m lies has boon signed and the completion of tho road is looked for withii two years Meetings of tho parties In terestod have been hold this week at the oflico of tho Manhattan Trust Company in this city and yesterday they an nounced that tho Wyoming Puoitio Improvement Company which has charge of tho const ruction of tho three rail roads composing tho Pacific Short Line had awarded tho contract for the entire dis tance to Scullln Stoacy railroad con tractors Out Goodwin who is president of tho Wyoming and Pacific Improvement Company said yesterday that tho in tho way of com pletion of tho road wero all removed It has boon generally thought that tho Short Lino would bo constructed by the Chi cago Milwaukee St Paul Goodwin would not admit that this is a fact NORWICH N ovor the destruction of tho poorliouso and county insane asylum this morning is intense All who had friends among tho unfortunates eagerly sought information of thoir fate Preston is six miles from any railroad and a procession of all sorts of boon going there all day smoke and stench from tho holocaust is perceptible here At tho scene of tho disaster the stcncii is sick ening The idiots woro locked in and roasted like boasts Keeper Waimvrlghb said dpouirig tho door loading from tlic tho idiot department I was thunderstruck to see tho interior a mass of flanios I attempted to rescue the poor I n mates who wore all so curoly snub in thoircolls as usual but was driven back by tho heat and smoke 1saw that tho idiots wore doomed and nothing could savo them I then aroused tho pui pors In some instances tho poor people wero dazed and it was Accessary to carry thorn bodily from tho house and turn thorn looso in tho yard and fields Thoro woro twelve inmates in tho idiot asylum and thoy must havo boon overcome by tho heat for I hoard nothing from thorn aud they roasted like Coroner FornaUl of this place wont to Preston and ordered a removal of tlio charred and blackened remains in tho ruins Backets of water wero dashed upon thorn and at length tho roasted trunks woro pulled out and laid upon tho grass All were burned beyond recognition In some in stances tho remains woro removed with shovels nothing but the skull or a few bones giving any indication that they wero once human TnU IDAHO Idaho May to the past thirtysix hours there have boon heavy rains throughout the Wood Elver find Sawtooth country arid tho water is coming down tho river with in creased volume Tho bridge at Hailoy is impassable owing to tho abutments wash ing out The road between1 Bollovue and Uroadford was traveled until noon today when ono of the three bridges became un safe and it Is now impassable to cross A large force of men 1s working to save the bridge bub tho river is cons tantly rising and it is feared all three of tho bridges will go out Such a calamity would compel tho closing down of all the mines on Ihe wosb sido of the river as it would bo impossible to got coal to them One of tho greatest losses on account of tho high water is in connection with tho Queen Mills mine Thoy wore intending to put a largo force of men to work on May 1st but the sudden rise of the river prevented it looks as though they would bo until late in tho summer Parties who have been living on tho rivor since tho early seventies say thoy novor saw such high water as tho present and yet the largest snow bodies in the Sawtooth range have not commenced to molt WASHINGTON May Dispatch Francisco Chronicle Series four hundred of Washington aro excited over tho disgraceful orgies that were enacted at a ball given nt a suburban club which is one of tho most exclusive social organisa tions in this country Champagne flowed lllco water The majority of tho racn throw off all restraint and acted in a manner that might have dono for a stag party The loader in tho orgies was a handsome and accomplished young Secretary of Legation representing one of the leading courts of Europe lie was very hilariousvand in sisted upon dancing the cancan It is said that when sorno of tho women oppressed thoir displeasure arid talked of going home tho young Scoretarjr ordered that the dobrs of the establishment ho closed and that none beal lowedto leave By way of variety tho dashing young Secretary wound up tho lancing by turning a somersault Ho had too freely of wine to bo very steady on his feet and after alighting oh the wax floor he slipped and foil striking on his head For several minutes Ife was young1 women scroamud Ono da lighter of a high official whohas liitoly opine to Washington and therefore not accnstbnied to theguietFes of Wash ing ton life demanded her carriage bo sent threatenedif she wero not terrible COTIPC qnonceswouldQIKSIIO Tho privilege wasac corded Her and several other women followed har example Sorno of their escorts con dition to accompany them woman told her father andit is understood tlmt he called at tho Legationto which the Secretary was attachodand toldtho Uiaistcr that if his Secretary woro not recalled by nis Governmenthe would proceed to make troiiblo Sincft then the Secretary has spoken of n contemplated trip abroad which would pre vent at A wealthy New York State Congressman who is abachelor anrl a Senator who has a national reputation as of tho aro of the club While they wero guilty of no improprieties thoy arc trembling intheir boots for fear thoy mixed up in the mutter imyhichciise might not bo returned hero by their constituencies FOREIGN NEWS House N May tho reading of tho journal the House wont into Committee of tho Whole on the Tariff bill Dockorv snid thnt in the last campaign theRopubliciin party claimed that tho farmers would be benefited by protection yet after a lip publicnn victory the depression in agriculture is greater than ever This depression followed the great protective victory It was not a temporary condition thnt tho country hud Farm prices hnd not recovered since the panic of 1S73 The constant tendency in the West had been downward since that time lie then proceeded to argue that it was not in the power of any tariff to raise the price of any agricultural product unless it could bo shown that it was brought into competition with the foreign article Instead of having to meet com petition on our own soil tho American fanners exported their own produco to supply the agri cultural deficiency of the European countries jMorso inquired whether farmers did not havo to compete with tlio fanners of Canada replied that tho question revealed an other injustice of the tiirin system The West ern farmers hart no competition but tlw effect of a tariff ou agricultural products was detrimental to the farmers of the East Eggs with a duty of a wero brought from Canada to Now York because it was cheaper to pay the duty on eggs than to pay rnilroadrnios from the West to tho Hast Thurofore the tnriiT gave no benefit to UKfarmer of the West and taxed tho Eastern farmer to tho extent of tho duty Dockory thonsubmitted an argument in favor of wool and a reduction of tho duty on manu factured products In his State there wero 000 moro people than and bfltwcen the people and the sheep his sympathy was with tho people Discussing the subject of trusts as connected with the tnritr be denounced the dressed beef imonojxjly of Chicago as having plundered the farmers of the Westby unscrupulous axactions ill1tho fanner was to bo relieved if tho mortgage taken off his farm the Government imust speedily reverse its policy in regardto foreign trade 1C tho Government would un shackle our genius onr enterprise uufotter our resources wo would soon outstrip England Burrows said the Republicans would Tcduco the surplus by one theory the Democrats by another and it was this conflict of theories which prevented the remedy being applied In A Weak Prohibition Effort May State Prohibition convention at Dover was at tended by only thirtynine delegates but they nominated a State ticket and adopted a long platform William F of Dover was nominated for Governor Tho platform endorses the platform of iho National Prohibition party favors the Australian ballot system ind denounces high license One hundred dollars wus sub scribedfor campaign purposes AN EVENT AT DENVER THE KXIGHTS OF THE GKEEN CLOTH CLOSE UP T11EIR DENS Cronin Convicts Establish a Lhio of Com Newspaper Man Pratt Is Acquitted at Snu ITrancisco Tho Spanish Agitation German Forts in Africa LONDON May Francisco Chronicle Pbdrigal who presents the curious anomaly especially lor such a country as Spain of being a fin ancier and an enemy of the established monarchy undo which he lives doesnot think tliat the disturbances in Barcelona and other places will have a disastrous ef fect upon tho fate of tho universal suffrage bill now before the Spanish Cortes Ho thinks that the bill will probably becomea law before the recess of the Oortos inJuly Tho affiliation of tho civil guard with tho Tho Clayton Investigation LITTLE Kocic May The Brockinridge Olaytori Investigating committee eon cluded taking testimony today Powell Clajton testified that whon Thomas Hooper was killed in 1S6S was not responsible for it Hooper was said to be a member of tho KuKlux and tho Sheriff of Oonway county Jtwd ordered his arrest after which tho killing occurred Sheriff Shelby testified that ho did could to d is oorer tho murderer of John M Clayton but is ovon Ing Powell Clayton received a tqlogram from Dr Weeks Los Angeles stating that throo neighbors1 of Hooper would testify ho was at homo during 18S9 A DEVASTATED REGION BiORT May lovc0 in Bossier Parish broko last night in sovonil plaues and tho water Is swooping down over a large area of country It is a great disaster involving heavy losses to hundreds of planters A dispatch from Greenwood gives a gloomy description of tho situation in the Black Bayou country Tho lied Kiver and coast lino sloamor New with a relief committed reached that section just in time to savo 280 people and there arc hundreds of dead males horses and caMic Thoro is not a dry land in that whole section embracing Uiotisjtndsof the most productive acres in tho world The Coal Miners Como Next PITTS is DUG May regard to the re port that tho minors oftho United numbering alHliatod with the Ameri can Federation of will strike for eight hours VicePresident Aljiiiin of iho American Federation of Labor said tonight it was decided at tho NbV York mojtiug the carpenters strike was set tled the would be presented The carpenters struggle is re Carded as over and the miners tiro ready the Federation will take chargoof they have nut j notified the Federation officials of their in tention to detniuxd eight hours Tho coal operators hero idea of the coal miners striking for hours s ridiculous mcin arc by the bushel and Thoy aro mas ters of their strikers in Barcelona ho thinks is a sign of tho tirnos but one which would bo more sig nificant if it had taken place in sorvative community really enlightened and progressive city in Spain but its increasing wealth has made it tho envy of other municipalities sorvative leaders will not fail totake ad vantage of the provincial jealousy GERMAN PORTS IN AFRICA Tho Germans are to take the initiative in building depots in East Brit ish are aghast at their promptness and1 fore sight It is obvious that wherever the boundary is doubtful tho firstcomer will have greatly tho themost practicable road to In Gorman hands The scheme of occupa tion as outlined is more olabbrafe than has been hitherto imagined Friendly natives and liberated slaves will bo encouragedto sottlo around tho they willbe taught to use to cultivate tho ground and otherwise con verted into useful allies These forts rnado practically into settlements will be within supporting distance of each other and will be gradually made insurmountable barriers to tho old slave trade not perhaps so much on philanthropic as on business AN AGENT OF TWO CZARS PARIS May M who has just died at of paralysis was an inti mate friend nnd a secret agont of both tho late and tho present of Eitssia largcly instrumental in arranging final relations between that country and France Both he and his beautiful wife were well known in America rKINCI JEROMK Prince Napoleon has just made himself once again tho laughing stock of Paris His latest appearance is consequent1 upon his writing a protest against jical adaptationof thestoryof the the Empress Josephine and thofirst Isupoloon which has boon made by aicorii paratively unknown lady of small fame as a playwright The and tas writer have both thus secured agood skplV is the only result of the the campaign of 1888 thn two theories woro pro sonted to thoAinoricnn people md after a full Tlabuto on the platform ami in tho press a verdict was rendered in favor of tho Republican theory a verdict so pronounced as to wrest the Presi dency and tho popular branch of Congress from thc Democratic party In the measure the Com inittuo on Ways and Means had presented it sought to encourage the popular verdict and to crystallise it into law Tho Democratic party was ivgtiiu going bufore the people with nn appeal that Uicyreverse their verdict The Democratic party favored a tariff for revenue tho Republi can party favored tariff for protection and rcvo incidental not accidental but inten tional A tariff for revenue only was a step to wards free trade and the licnublican party was aguinstit Tho bill was intended as a measure of protection from the enacting clause to the closing paragraph Burrows defended the tin plaLe sugar and wool sections Free tradomeant unrestricted competition un restricted competition meant cheap goodscom petition in cheap goods meant cheap labor com petiiiou in cheap labor meant cheap flesh aud Wood competition in cheap flesh and blood was slavery Cheap clothing and cheap food wero of no value if human labor was cheaper still Ap Free trade meant cheapness to the rich and idle but longer hours aud Harder work to thu laborer In tins race for cheapness the Re pnblican party did not propose to enter Whatever might be the cause of the present ag ricultural depression no one would be bold enough to assert that it was due to the policy which had created a home market capacious enough to consume exclusive of cotton and to bacco 95 per cent of the products of tho farm Whatever might be the remedy forthe agricul tural depression one thing was true it would not bo found in the markets oi the world In this said Burrows we have sought to reduce the revenuesto a basis of the govern mental needs without impairing a single Ameri can industry or depriving a single laboring man of the products of his McMillan pronosed to stretch this bill his putrid the dissecting table In some respects It was like a man for it was fearfully and wonderfully Again it was like earth at creationwithout form and all dark ness There was a general chaiige from ad valo rem to specific duties The prices of commodities over the world and this change prevented the consumer from getting the benefit of the reduction The Democratic party would take issue witlrthe Republican party on the new doctrine of bounties He also denounced the in creased duty on tin plate The gentleman on the other side spoke of the victory achieved by the He publicans in 1SS8 Thai was a victory when popular majority was for the Democratic candidate This provoked a political tilt between Milliken md McMifinn which lasted some timo McMillan proceeded to tin analysis of tho bill asserting that aside from the sugar sched ule there was not a schedule in which the duties had not been increased McMillan predicted when the ides of November arrived there would up from the Republican party a wail of de fen t Baync was opposed to any general discussion of the bill It should be passed speedily While this measure was pending in Congress the business interests of the country would he in a restless uneasy condition which could only be relieved when the President liis signature on the hill Re ferring to the agricultural depression hft admitted that in some ports of the country condition of the farmers was bad but he did not think it fair that the inference should bo that farmers of foreign countries were in prosperous circumstances On the contrary he asserted that the foreign farmers werein a much more deplorable condition than tho farmers of the United States In the last ten year the farm lands in England small in area had depreciated in while he asserted in the whole American Union the value offarm lands had nofc depreciated one cent He DEPTVER May Sheriffs officers last night notified tho proprietors of every gam bling house in tho city to close thoir doors and appear before Justice Morris this morn Ing for trial Tho proprietors made no resistance but quietly told tlio men ivho woro playing to cash in then rolled np thoir cash turned out tho lights and locked tho doors and for the first timo in many years there will not bo a gambling house open or a card turned in the city tonight The proprietors appeared before the Justice this morning waived examination and woro bound over in the sum of PKATT ACQUITTED SAN FRANCISCO May C Pratt who shot and seriously wounded President Bromwell of the California Insurance Com pany last January because of the alleged seduction of Pratts wife was acquitted by the jury today TIUKD TO SMIKHD HIS DAUGHTER Los ANGELES May Gonzales a prominent rancher near San Tacinto was arrested on a chargeof strangling tho il legitimate twin children of his daughter A NICK ARRANGEMENT AT JOTjIET CHICAGO May discoveries that Burko Coughlln and OSullivan serv ing life sentences in tho penitentiary for the murder of Dr Cronin had secured for communication sido world by mail a dispatch from JoJiofc says that an investigation showed that Tom Hills foreman of tho outside gangs for the Cooper contract was tho mail currier Ho took out letters from tho convicts and re plies wero sent under cover to his house Ho has been discharged Nothing was dis covered in tho letters so far as found ox cept requests for certain luxuries tho prisoners wanted smuggled in but there has been much wild speculation as to tho extent and nature of tha correspondence Attorney Forrest who represents the scons attho idea that there is anything in the nature of a plot by means of which the prisoners hoped to escape Ho declares that they do not wish to escape being convinced that the Supreme Court will soon grant them a new trial A Y M C A MJAPER KILLED ST Louis May Kunolt presi dent of tho singing society of St Matthews Evangelical Church and a director of the Young Mens Christian Association was shot and killed last night while he and a con federate were fleeing from a carpenter shop they had tried to rob The proprietor of the shop George Staltkamp was awakened by their efforts to break Jn and running down with a shot gun called on them to halt They ran and ho fired One fell dead and the other es caped The body was taken to the morgue and this morning identified as that of Ku nolt He had been married only five months and stood high in the estimation of his ac quaintances His wifa is prostrated with grief A NEWSPAPER MAN KILLED GAINESVILLE Joe Means proprietor of the daily Hesperian was shot and killed tonight by Charlie Ball an employee of the Register A news paper controversy caused the trouble Ball was arrested BUFFALO N May Dis Francisco Chronicle Before the Erie County Athletic Club there was a glove contest between Charlie McCar thy and James McHalc the lightweights of Philadelphia But few people were present when tho contestants entered the ring Frank Sullivan was chosen referee Pick McGrath was behind McCarthy and Mcllalo was seconded by his two brothers Tho purse was 500 to tho winner and 100 to tho losor Tho botting was in favor of McCarthy Time was called at Up to tho Twentyninth round neither man had tho best of things but McHale appeared to be standing punishment bettor than McCarthy Jn the thirtieth tho men did some hard fight ing and by a chance swinging blow on Mc llales neck McCarthy was awarded tho fight Tho blow was a hard one and put Mo Hale to sleep lie did not revive till two minutes after time had for the thirtyfirst round A BHUTAL PRIZE NKW YORK May of tho most brutal fights that has ever taken plaeo In Newark occurred yesterday afternoon Tho com batants wero Michael Horncr and Theodore Bucholx each about 150 years old and weigh ing about pounds A buxom damo who is only known by tho namo of Big with whom both nmn are desperately in love was tho cause of the The men met in a notorious dive Both men stripped to the waist an hour hammered and kicked each other In a terri ble manner Once llornor knocked down and the latter foil oil The ani mal turned upon the prostrate man and selxing him by tho neck would not relin quish his hold until chokcii off SPARKS FROM THE WIRES predicted the next census would show an increase in the value of farm country over the Flower N spoke against the bill and tho Uonjc took a recess until S oclock At the evening session speeches were delivered bySymonds Cooper Kinsey Stockbridge and Brookshire and except toniaiihPm Snively The House then adjourned mufcPrinr i A New Atchison Director May tho noeting oi Atchispn Santa Fe Kailwaythe of oflloers woro elected by the THE V PARIS May The Cabinet has adjourned discussion question taxing foreigners residiiigin France in order to ascertain whether the existing treaties between France and various againstsucha j After the COLUMBUS Standard Corhp eh of refers tlao general n stniO rip polios and cities th erf k right by going into the Standard Oil 0 ofNewYOrk A Silver Caucus WASHINGTON May The Republican Senatorial caucus tbis morning was largely attended The silver question wasagain the subject of discussion No agreement was reached The refuse to sup port1 any bill containing a clause which will permit the redemption of purchase notes in bullion under any conditions Gurtis Astride His Hobby JMay v SerV vice Keform annual President GeorgoVil iianiH Curtis said the late revelations regard ing the misgoyerrimbht of this city furnish a new deiaonstratibn br the necessity for civil ODouovrin Rossa was fined SlQQ yesterday for criminal libel OBrien has been refused a new trial in his libel suit against Salisbury W a brother of Senator Calvin S Brice died at Denver yesterday The waiters at Kinsleys restaurant Chicago struck yesterday for shorter hours Edward n San Francisco merchant died in a New York jail1rom alcoholism Senator West will offer a free coinugn bill is a substitute for the pending silver measure Funeral services over the remains of Senator Beck were held at Lexington K yesterday The new cruiser HI her recent test developed a speed of knots 111 hour The Chicago conference niilroad presidents was adjourned yesterday without coming to any understanding A fire started in the insane department of Nor wich poor house and seven inmates were burned v death A heavy storm at the City of Mexico blew in seven arches in the aqueduct and the city is without drinking water George M Storrs ron of the late Emory Starrs Chicago was committed to the State Insane Asy lum at New Hon Thomas Fitch of Kqvada has called a State Convention to take action in favor of free silver coinage to be held at Cursors May 29th A dispatch from Australia says the bisliops of Melbourne and Ballarat directed the home clergy of tbeir diocese to refuse to marry divorcees under the new Victorian act The conference of the Methodist Church South at St Louis yesterday adopted resolutions against playing theatre going and other kindred amusements A nephew of exGovernor of Ohio eloped with a daughter ofHon John P Leedom late SerseanfcatArms of the House of Representa tives They were married shortly after midnight ar Covington ExSpeaker Carlisle has declared his candidacy for the seat made vacant by the of Senator Beck In com panv wjth friends he went to Frankportyesterday topresent his claims to the Legislature now in session i si afloat at London that Lord Har tington will shortly marry the Duchess of Man chester mother of the unsavory Viscount Man devilie who through the recent death of his father became the Duke of Manchester A Suit Against Hilton Papers served Homer was afterwards kicked in the stomach ana could siot come to time for several minutes when Bncholz seized him by tho throat and was slowly but surely choking him to death Tho spectators rushed in and separated tho combatants They were carriedoff iilmost exhausted and terribly bruised and but swearing to meet again fight to a ii n i s h T11 o fi gh t w as w i tn essed by a crowd of Italians negroes and hands mini boring nearly 200 persons MITCHELL WANTS A FIGHT pat Rooney recolved letter from Oh arlos Witch ell yesterday and in it Mitchellstated that in a few week ho would issue a challenge man in the world for v side Wliiit will lio learns thftt Mitchell is ready to flght DUNCAN KOSS UP Duncan C Ross the champion athlete was recently attacked by footpadsOr bush men In Australia They knocked him down but lie got up and whipped three knock ing one of the bushmens eyes outwitha hornhandled stick niSAGAN AND MCOY Billy Ttocd Johnny Reagans backer says ho is still convinced that Johnny Keagan can defeat Pete McCoy and if Club will put up a purse of ho will match Ecagan for SATISFACTION FOR irAUIjIPFE Jake Kilrain has written a letter to Frank Stevenson stating that he will meet Toe Me Auliflo in a twentyround glove contest at the Puritan Club CA11DIFF SURRENDEHS PHOVIDKNCE May hundred people at the Gladstone Club tonight saw Patsy or apolis fall down before George Godfrey the colored heavyweight champion of Boston in sixteen rounds The opinion generally expressed by those who claimed to be con versant with the mans peculiar tactics was that lie voluntarily surrendered the contest A iwclvehundreddollar tro phy was awarded to Godfrey Cardiff was remarkably clever iri dodging His left eye became completely closed dur ing the struggle The men fought mostly at close quarters The Boston mans left eyo was discolored and his face cut by tbo powerful lefthand blows of his Neitner received any body punishment In the sixteenth round the men clinched near the ropes when suddenly Cardiff fell to the floor upon his face He was seized with nausea it was said and was suffering from exhaustion This closed the fight Janies F city editor of tho for S5C OPO daiiiuges f or The complaint lettef wiqlttew by Hi Iton to District Attorney Velio tho grand The National League CHICAGO May Dispatch San Francisco Chronicte is now little doubt that the warof conflicting games between the and the League is to be brought to a sudden Harry Weldon of Cincinnati makes the an nonnccment that a schedule of tho National League has been called for of rearranging the dates so as to avoid further trouble President Spauld ing of Chicago has gone quietly to New York and some significance Is attached to his trip The League manifests much sense and judgment in this step and it is safe to say that there will be few among its Jeaders who win not give their assent In tho i most bitter champion of the conflicting schedule Pittsburg has already cried in a voice so loud that all beard it and it Is a fact that managers have not been singularly im pressed with the wisdom of the The weaksisters arc undoubtedlyPitts burg and New York of the understood that negotiations are Jn progress to transfer thefirstnamed Balti more As to New York it is certain that Mr Day not make a million In profits last year and he is hot this season If he give up the club win certainly not be transferred but will bo taken in hand by New York At all events startling changes are lookedfor in the affairs of the the first will doubtless be the change in the schedules SEW TOltK COHFEBEXCE NEW YORK May ing of Chicago Hawley of of Pittsburg Bold a long secret conference here yesterday They decline to Btate the result but it is known that the ball season has not been sue ccssful financially so fay anditisbelieved that a number of ciubs in both associations will have to go to the wall unless can be done improve the situation The Pittsburg League club has suffered most start andit is said cannot stand the drain muck longer its olis It is understood that was held with a view to cnaaging the dates tc preventjcoamct with the i PresidentSpaldhig League Baseball Club talked with reporter day ;

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