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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey TOT- VI IT. NO. BESIEGED BY SOLDIERS. 1 hiily Mountaineers at Bay in a Barn. FIVE JtlMTIAMKN WERE WOUNDED The DeTelopment ID the Turner- Howard Feud ID TroopB Fired Upon from an Sanguinary Conflict Is Anticipated. COBHT HOUSE, April la the wild tistness of the Black there are thirty armed and desperate men who, nheltered in old baru, are holding off a small body of state troops. In a engagement Thursday morning five soldiers went wounded. The location is seventeen miles distant from this place. The new reached through Corp. Blanton, who wai hurried away for reinforcements. It u believed tMt a seven fight will take place as soon as the additional troops reach the place, for the outlaws are fortified, well armed with Winchester rifles sweat they will not surrender, and thesoldien are determined and want revenge for those who have boen shot dowu. The Baru Snrroonded. The troops have the baru surrounded, and it will be impossible for those on the inside to make their escape, and the only two roads which led from the place of action are cut off by pickets, who are Instructed to allow no one to pass towards town, as ii was thought bost to keep the news of the conflict from the people about here until the reinforcements had reached the place. The detail of troops consists of sixteen pri- vates, in 'command of Lieut. Milton and Sergt Full Ian. The Troops Ambushed. Capt Oarther, in command here, was in formed Wednesday that a body of armed mountaineers, among them Wils Howard, was in the Blank mountains holding out against the oivll authorities. He was asked for a detail of his men to go out with som list of wil> Howard. Although court was Bearing adjournment Capt Oarther sent sUteen men with the fherifTs posse to make the arrest. The flght followed. Of the participants in the feud, of which the fight is an incident, the Howards greatly outnumber the Turners, The former are known as the Howard Beds; the latter at the Turuer Blues. The Howards were the fUst settlers In Harlsn. Samuel Howard, 8r., of Maryland, in 1800 received giAnta, including the present site of Ian' His son, John N. Howard, was thi first Judge, snd donated the ground upon which the court stands. The How ards claim that the trouble begin with a trade of revolvers between Wllkerson How- ard and Bob Tunier. Wilkerson Howard recently gave his version of it and showed how Wils Howard involved.. The TaruerrHoward Feud. "we were playing he "when a few flnpleassnt words between me and Bnh regarding a revolver trade we hud un hand, bat everything off. Turnei lay dowu uu a bed for a nap. A fellow named T.ittle lit his pipe and, in sport, touched it to Turner's head. Tui'uer jumped up and asked who did it. They told him J fnllonvd, and I went awnj- and got a njnaket loaded with shot and re- tarded. 'A fight followed andl Mlle'd TUT- triad wdwoqaitttd of, self defense. Turuar tried to shoot ms first Soon after I was acquitted Bob Tur- ner's brother, Will, one evening walked Into my bouse, where my wife children and mother were sitting with ma about the flrew Without a word ha shot at me, but hit my wounded. I jumped and seized, my pdtoj. We' 4.- p pftd. Both pistols were Bred su the BT... his escape, but this set the Turners. The Death of Hill Turner. ''Will Turuer fled to but after- all Mher, George TurueV, nut word to us to come armed flght it out We went, twenty strong, wrt Howard was indicted for HIHHJ, nobody knows who did it shot wai fired from the old com t bonne. After flght Wils Howard became the leader in thi feud. He got in oriyl--lly he WM a friend of mine, otfy TtuutL, tacknd him he was leaving tonu one day beat him unmercifully." tbAbthiMjiind, that Wilkerson Howard shot Bob Turner as he wa> paining along the street one night There farclal trial, and after acquitted Will Turuer, while drluiing, went to Howard's house and shot at him For this he Blasted by Wlh How- ard, who shot him from a window of the court For thja act Wils Howard netVrfitoda brought to trial' The Pr, and Rorwlek't Charter. Lj April 19, hat concurred m the house Mil granting a charter for the Providence Norwich with a ttetk of liwxywo, deoljlued, to-give: Boston a sWl conjmunicJttloa with. New. York. Tlrw lay- out tokotm two KceUofitrof Rhode T.tniij heretofore accnvlble only by stage coaohir >f. Governor Office Taoaat, MANCHSBIER, N. H April 1ft The su- _ pmme court has decided that a vacancy, ex-. in the office of governor, to Illnets of Govetuor Ooodetl, and thnf D. Arthur. Taggart, president of the the duties of the office until the'' recovers. Chief Justice Doe hai to VtlMl Mr. Taggart Lighting for New lork. YORK, April Con tot1 light- with gas for a year, from Miay! 1, h" Just been awarded. All bids hy eleo- Ulo lighting companirn worn rojoctcd, the mayor and bin collenguos believing that combination existed between tho companies for the pin pose of charging the city an er- orbitaut 13-23 1.79 2.68 1.60H 1.18 663.00 834.00 471.00 364.00 INTERESTING RAILROAD STATISTICS. The Earnings of Employes In England and the United States. WASHINGTON, April fifth annual report of Hon. Carroll D. Wright, United States commissioner of labor, on railroad labor statistics, has boen- sent to congress. The report presents a table giving the aver- r-ge rtnily rates of pay and the average yearly earnings for such railroad employes iu Great Britain and the United Slates ai are untenable to comparison, as follows: (Treat United of Employes. States. Engineers, per Firn.ien, per day............. 91 Conductors, per 87 Switchmen, per rtaj.......... 88 FliRiuen, per day............ 81 Engineers, yearly earnings.. .457.00 FUwimt, earnings.....285.00 Conductors, ywtriy earnings.. 604.00 Switchmen'yearly earnings..8W.CO Flagmen, yearly warnings__254.00 Riviy were investigated as rep- resentative There are in th? United States railroad Corporations, but the road is performed by 600 operating rosA Of the operating rod the use of Intoxicating liquors and otheri reflate nan amnng employes in one form or another. Only twenty-five railroads fur- nish duelling hoosos for but up- wards of 16X1 furnish section hands with lodg- ings when away from their bomm Nine- teen roads maintain beneficiary institution] to which the men and corporations both con- tribute. Those institutions help those who are disabled and the families of those who lose their lives in the service. Many rail- roads contribute toward the support of bene- flciory institution" established for the bene- fit of their men, while others pay expense! of injured atoployes. About 300 of the operating railroads either pension permanently disabled employes oi retain in the service on light duty. A of railroads maintain libra- ries and reading rooms and nearly all of the principal roads contribute towards the sup- port of the railroad branch of the Yonng Men's Christian awociation, which organize tioii manages many of the reading roomn Quite a number of roads maintain technical schools for the education of their employes. The report discuns43 at length the liability oi employers for damages to employes, giving the laws of the various states governing toil subject and so far as they abrogate the com- mon law rule, which is: That an employe injured through the negligence of a fellow employe cannot recover from the common employer. Reports on other branches ol labor will be submitted to congress hereafter. THAT CLEVELAND INTERVIEW. The Posts Says the Ex-President wai Erroneously Reported. Naw YORK, April Sun's article concerning Mr. Cleveland's alleged gain in flesh and The World's interview with Mr. Cleveland, in which he was made to abuse Editor Dana in vigorous terms, has caused considerable newspaper warfare. The 8nn stoutly denies that it baa ever attacked Mrs. Cleveland, and The Evening Post has following: "If The World wants any more explanation of the unreadiness of intelligent people to pay much attention to startling statements In its columns it can find it in the report it printed of interview with Mr, Cleveland about stories In The Ken York Sun touching his physical condition. The reporter called his attention to The Sim's aiticle, and this is what Mr. Cleveland said, and all be said, in answer: I have not sosn the artiele you refer to, And 11 It appears nowhere else but in The Sun, there ,ie not the chince of my seeing it. Of course, the entire thing ts a lie, without the least pretext to excuse it. I judge from what you say that the venerable editor of The Sun supposes that he at hit upon a subject which can be used to annny me. In this he is mtatiken. He muut be owu Judge of social decencies and proprieties. I am not sure that he should at his time of life and in hia apparently peculiar mental condition be molested in his amusement. "We question the expediency of his Bay- Ing anything atall under such circumstances. A busy lawyer ought not, in our opinion, allow himaelf to be interrupted in order to judgment on the indecencies of a scuirilous newspaper. But what we have quoted was about the right thing for Mr, Cleveland to say if be said anything at all. The reporter was not satisfied with this, however. He went on to invent and put in Mr. Cleveland's month nearly a column of other talk, some of it coarse abuse of Dana, tao editor of The Sun, which ft would have boen undignified and discreditable for Wr. Cleveland to otter. -We believe complaint the' reporter hus boen lodged with the editor of The World, but nobody ex- pects it will have much, if any, effect." Parnell Did Mot Beply. ST. Louis, Api il 19. The executive com- mittoo of the Irish National league bus ad- journed sine die without firing a rtnto for neit convention or hearing from Par- nnll. It decided that a. convention held in Baltimore, bat no fate was fixed. A cablegram was sent to Farnell on Tuesday tilfn if he favored a convention this year. The leader remained silent Many of the delegates are disappointed and be- lieve a convention should be held at once and the chargw growing1 but ot the Cro.iin cuse repudiated. There Is alio a strong de- mand the country over for an accounting of fnnrln, and they believe this ould be marie. was She Germany's Agent T ST. FEifcKSBuuo, April sensation haR the fcnnonncement they ndmin arroiUd a day or two ago for attempting to bribe a gorwti- ment official to surrender a copy of the gov- ernment's new mobilization scheme and the plans of the Rnorlan frontier fortifications actf d under the orders of Baron von Ploo sen, naval attache of the German ,r. When the disclosure was made it was found that the baron had suddenly tulren de- parture from the city. Condoetor Hoaghtallnir. Twlov BIIKKALO, April grand Jury presented to the court of oyti termlner two indictments against Conductor John Houghtaling who ran tie Shore fhat was wrecked at East Hamburg. One accuses him of manslaughter in the second dtgi oo tbe other of "the urlme of willful violation and omission of his duty as rail- road conductor, by which human life w-; Houghtaling is but on b-il, fl'lqh be to TIUSNTQN. SATUHUAY A COMPROMISE MEASURE Her found. CHICAGO, Apul 19. A body believed to be that of Mattie Bacon, of .Jdllji, MIcL., who cbm.nltteil about two worts ago IUT Jumping' Into the lake in this city, was fonnd epposite ulark Station, Ind.1, tollee Math of city. Mr. Bacon; father U( the nf fbl, an4 officers to Clark to J-Vu- the body. Shot by a Mere Boy. TKXABKAHA, Tex., April 8. W.Stew- art was sKit dead by the 11-year-old ion of B. K. Sweet, a saloon keeper Stewart fead quarreled with the elder Sweet and got the worst of it. As he wns leaving the saloon the son seliteil a pistol and him in the back. The tmy IP under nrrent, Pills Rive I exclusively on these nm i thus ft Gir.illy for j Knnpratloiid, if. duty of every 9 pills for the cure 1 rofulpus pernon to cleanse Eli blood by n Johns. I Ayer'sBar- I. Senator Saxton's New Ballot Reform Bill Submitted. GOVERNOR HILL WILL SIGN IT. Hli Former Objections Have Been Satis- factorily Overcome, It Is 8ald The Changes That Have Been Itlndo New Jersey Gentlemen Help Frame the B11L AI.BAMY, N. Y., April A compromise on ballot reform, it seems, has been agreed to Senator has introduced the new bill in the senate. The claim is that measure has boen agreed to by the Re- publicans and the Democrats and that Gov- ernor Hill will sigu it Mr. Smton says that while it is not all that is desired, it will work a great improvement in present elec- tion methods, and will throw Wronger e- guards around the ballot box The Makers of the Measure. The new' bill was substituted for theother "compromise bill'' presented by Barton since the veto of the Simon pure Australian bill. It is a special order for Monday. The new bill is the joint work of Horace E. Doming, of the New York Ballot Refoim league; Professor Collins, Governor Hill's legal ex- pert; Senator Saiton and Leaders Marsh and Voorhis, of the New Jersey assembly. Professor Collins' connection with the draft- Ing of the new bill adds color to the belief that the governor will sigu it In fact it is admitted that the new measure will become a law. The Substantial The following "brief" with regard to the bill has boen issued from the executive chamber: The amended Baxton ballot re- form bill introduced by Senator Saiton is framed with a view to meet all of the ob- jections raised by Governor Hill to the ballet reform bills heretofore passed by the legislature. The substantial changes are as follows: First The constitutional point raised by the governor as to the validity of the method of choosing ballot clerks is clearly obviated by provisions under which every elector shall be entitled to a vote for all the elective inspectors and ballot clerka The constitutional objection; raised by the governor to the exclusively official ballot are obviated by the follow- ing: Any voter may take with him into the voting booth or compartment a printed ballot of his owu selection or preparation, to be known as a "paster contain- ing the names of all the offices to be filled, and of the candidates therefor for whom he desires to vote, which paster ballot may be gummed on the back thereof, and the voter may paste the whole of such paster ballol on any of the official ballots below the stub. Any names so written or pasted upon the ballot shall be deemed the choice of the vot- er, notwithstanding the name of another candidate for the same officer may be upon the original ballot without being ereeed, covered or concealed by the writing or paster. The Blanket Ballot Abandoned. The gove. uor's constitutional point that every voter is entitled, if he desires, to vote a ballot which contains only the names of the candidates for whom he dartres to vote is obviated by the abandonment of blanket ballot of the former bills. In place thereof the different columns of tickets which were to be upon such blanket ballol have boon separated into different so that each voter will receive as many sepa- rate tickets as there would have boon col- umns upon blanket ballot, including tbs blank column which was to appear last upon the blanket ballot, containing only the names of the offices and no names of candidate. The paster ballot may be pasted upon the blank ballot or upon any other ballot That Constitutional Objection Overcome. Fourth The governor's cuustitutional ob- jection that the previous billswould operate to the Illiterate voter is obvi- ated by the provision for the pastor ballot above referred to. By thin provlnfon the illiterate oi- any other voter may be pro- vided with a complete paster -ballot before ha enters the polling place within the rail- ing, and can make no mistake in patting the upon any one of the ballots fnr- niihed him Thin method also it possible for the illiterate voter to prepare hl> ballot alone in the booth without the ae- of any other peinon iu the booth with him, and thus insures the secrecy of hii ballot. The fraud knonu u the "Tas- manian which was possible under bills heretofore vetoed by goveiuor, is possible under the strict Australian system everywhere, has boen effectually barred out by an ingenious system of printed numbers upon the stub of each ballot and the entry of the number by the poll at the time of the1 delivery of the to the voter. Bemalnlng Features of the Bill. The remaining features of the bill are substantially such as have been' always agrood upon between the governor and the legislature. They include the private booth or compartment system, a space about the polling place inclosed by a railing, the pro- hlbitiuu of electioneering within 150 feet of the poling place, the printing of a complete sot of ballots at publio expenoe, Ly both oiganiMt'ion. independ- ent combinations of vote i not less thari for state officers, for officers in a dlitrict loss than the state and greater a county, for county officers and for towu and village officers and the com- pulsory allowance by employer of two to all employes upon election day without any deduction of wages by reason thereof. Coykendal Fonnd Guilty. Cilk, April 19. Toe Jury in the of Nelson Coykendal came into Hudson county court today and rendered a verdict of guilty. Coykendal, who is wealthy grocer of Jeruy City, wai indicted for conspiracy in defrauding the Second National bank of The defendant WM accused of having induced hit son-in- law, John Van Loan, who it bookkeeper oi the bank, to overdraw hi> Loan is to haft, fled to Canada Superintendent of JfalU Arrested. oOHdwrau, Nr Abiam Bo- gardus, superintendent of malli in the Ro- chotter irfMtoffloe, bun by Put- offlce Inspector! Coatot on the charge of robbing the malls. He hat held the position about a y.eac, was formerly head clerk of the York Chicago mall service on the New York and division, He wat trusted and popular. Murderer Caiwell Sentenced. Monii-EUER, Vt, April 19. J. B. Cat well, the murderer of George Gould, hat bean sentenced to imprisonment for life Caswell was unmoved, took hit sentence U a of cnurxa. Tho molt, perfect rnlM of Oelebfbted Spring now on Sule. IIATTKH, 15 ray. TllK MOST INTKKKSTINA "IVIS- ION Ob- OUR STOKfc is Tiiic SAT-KSKOOM. With its thousands of Household Articles, this great department is not only entertaining to thp eye, but is particularly pleasing to the pocket. It opens the eye to the importance of variety and quality, fills the pocket with tangible evidence of its wondrous saving power. To-day the I Salesroom assess its supremacy with aiore vigor than ever. A GLASS QUARTETTE. Rose Bowls In the favorite'thob nail pattern, 42c. each. Regulation price, 60c. to Tumblers, with Initial, a doz. Bednced from To-day only. Cat-Glass Oil Cruets at 28c. each. Dowu from 45c. Water Bottles, 80o. each. 50c. to 70c. elsewhere. OUR CUTLERY Department is conspicuous for good qnilltiet and low prlosn. BOO dozen genuine Stool Scissors, 28c. a pair. Similar grade 45c. elsewhere. Bobber-handled Drssert Knives are showu here at a dozen that cannot be duplicated under But jher Knives, real steel bladni, 88c. each, fiegnlatlon price, 50o. LADIES' CAPES Still hold sway in the world of nuhion, and our assortment of them is attract- ing unbounded attention. Cloth Capes, ISO to Net Capet, 2.75 and upward. Lice Capos, 7.5O and upward. The newest Idess constantly with tu. Also the lowest of low prices. WE HAVE BUILT A g.nat reputation for low prices In the LAMP 1JEPARTMENT, And to-day's offer more than sustains It. A handsomely Oi-nmentcd TABLE LAMP With dome shade to match, and im- provM burner, 92 OO. Gurnet be bought elsew'iere for less than See the Intelligent oil-can, which sig- nals to yon when the lamp Is filled, 50c. .CHINA TOILET SETS Exquisitely decorated by popular cer- amic painters, and up to AFTER DINNER Coffee Cope and Saucers, In all the .e cent designu and omamentatlonn, 42c., 79c., and Elsewhere prices exactly double. AI-L THE POPULAR Shapings and Textures in T -dies' inij Jackets are to be found in our Ssit Department at the most priv Stockinette Jackets, to Corkscrew Jackets, 6.5O to Diagonal (ackets, O.OO to 14 Cloth Jackets, 4.25 to 9 Cheviot Janketa, 6.0O to 11 Style and quality invariably njipeiuioel. Have you tried one of our delicious Luncheons in tbe coay RESTAURANT 1 ATM D Hi '-1T.J.-I JJA, J.-A. I Goodo, Strictly Oo GOODS KXCHANGKD OR MOM KKFUNDKD, WIT.I. BE THE PRTHUi'LE L J o: WILL CONDUCT HW ANiJ STATHl We have purchased the store Noi'th of us and intend to build ou the two lots l lie lincsl in Ironlon! RliADY-MADH CLOTHING 1 Bl tiCF! ;