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I'CLLS FROM THK PACIFIC
more petitions to the com
Sugar Refiners Plead That Their Busi
ness Will Be Ruined if the Fourth
Clause is Enforced—Philadelphia and
New York Refineries Oppose Grant
ing the Requested Suspension.
Washington, April 15.—The following
telegrams have been received by the Inter
state Commerce Commission from San
*ll the productive and monetary relations of
Ihis coast are threatened with disorder and
much loss, and nothing but quick and wise ac
r’in on vour part cau save our coast from the
tremendous losses sure to follow an illiberal or
•arrow interpretation of the fourth section of
die interstate hill. We ask a suspension of the
haul clause, temporarily at least, that our
posit ion can tie placed before your honorable
This bears the signature of the eight prin
clpai hanking institutions of San Francisco.
\ rigid enforcement of the fourth clause of the
interstate commerce bill will work irreparable
mm to our vineyards, fruits and salmon in
terests will divert shipments of teas from China
, m l in'iinu to the Site/ Canal route, and the
•nffees i>f Central America to Europe, and blight
-p,] destroy the industries of this coast, which
tnm involved a lifetime of lahor and saving io
p.oi.i ThHt which was intended I>y Congress as
j'hoon to the people will prove an irreparable
calamity to the Pacific slope unless relief is
eranted We earnestly crave a prompt and
liiv-ral interpretation of the fourth section of
the hill, thereby protecting us from impending
disaster otherwise inevitable.
\v, TANARUS, Colkmas Cos., Axn Castle Bros.
THE WOOL TRADE'S PLEA.
\ petition was also received from the
committee appointed to represent all per
sons interested in the wool trade on the Pa
id" coast, asking a suspension of the opora
t.oii of section four of the interstate com
merce lav in the transportation of wool by rail
from the Pan tic coast States to Boston, New
y,,rk, Philadelphia and other through ship
ping points. The established rate or three
nnd seventy-one hundredths cents per
pound is excessive and prohibits shipping
overland. The wool production of Cali
fornia amounts to 40,000.000 pounds per
venr. and the difference i>etween the old and
new rates of freight involves a loss of over
(1.000,000 annually to the growers. Higher
k-atcs menu no higher price to the consumer,
but lower net results to the grower,
SUGAR REFINERS AROUSED.
The commission lias also received by mail
the petition of the American Sugar Refining
Company of Sail Francisco. It sets forth
that the immediate effect of the fourth sec
tion, unless modified. will be to entirely de
stroy the business of the distributing products
hf niir manufactory in the States of the
Mississippi Valley. The company has over
il.imO.iXKi invested in machinery and mate
■ial devoted to the manufacturing of re
fined sugar. and has large contracts lor future
business involving many millions of dollars,
based upon tlie facilities and opportunities ot
tered by overland railroads. The enforce
ment oi the law will destroy its trade and
capital The railroads are willing to con
tinue the old rate, and the parties ask that
they lie permitted to do so.
EASTERN REFINERS OBJECT.
The sugar refining establishments in New
York and Philadelphia unite in n letter to
the commission. They understand that the
Pacific railroads an' a lout to make applica
tion to be relieved from trie operation of
section four. Before their requst be grant
ed the refiners ask an opportunity to be
heard in opposition.
“It is alleged," they say. “that the Pacific
railroads have been carrying sugar at *lO
per ton from .San Francisco to Missouri
river points while charging Salt Lake City
shout -f 1 per ton upon shorter distances.'
The result lias been that Eastern sugar re
ftners have lieen entirely excluded from
markets which geographically belong to
them upon all grades of sugar made bv the
San Francisco refiners.”
The commission gave hearing to-day to
til" representative of the Richmond, Fred
ericksburg ,fc i’ntomao railroad, who made
in argument in lavor of a suspension of the
'p-Tation oi the fourth section of the act, so
far ns it applies to that, road, on account of
the water competition which the road lias to
Representatives of several roads running
eastward iroin Peoria, ill., were licard in
•uppnrt of petition.-, for a suspension of the
deration of the fourth section so far as it
ipfsies to the transportation ot grain east
*a"l' They set forth the peculiar eircum
sances ot coninetit ion under which the
market labored, both with water lines and
. I'rtmk lines from Chicago and St.
y>'us. Statistics of tlio trade and of tile
f'rnues °f the roads were given in detail.
A reprewntative-nf the Cane Fear Ac Yiul
mu \ alley railroad, of North Carolina,
•rale a brief argument in support of the
petition to be jiermitted to meet the connie-
Jti' n of certain junction | mints.
The published statement that, the commis
i “ 10R appointed a secretary is pronounced
•trtirrect, as is also that, to the effect that a
- 'Willi was reni'hed yesterday with respect
. V'"i ,r sion rates. No session was hold yes
ruay and no decision upon t hat subject has
n made. A large number of iietitions
im. been received from theatrical people
,i. n ? a suspension of tile law as applied to
. * n iu*ement profession and such an in
rpretatjon of the law as w ill iiermit rail
lier,, to grant reduced rates as
uterore. The commission lias replied I hat
iir,ii!! IK i t ' >! , osumo to determine what the
railrofuis shall be in tHis regard.
nilm, K Bl, o*tu , itially a declination to make a
Imi U,H ! n t,lp ! *>'b.leet in advance of an nr
*'i I'oniplamt alleging an infraction of tlie
18 " m some regard.
A PROTEST FROM CHICAGO,
f,, ,1,1 8 coninuiiiicatinn lias iieen receive)l
r FV.ro ' u,lv, ‘ ‘‘ <,n >'> t U‘c of tlie t.'hic*-
Ofm r otinvui, all association conirosed
th" ,T' ,m nts,manufacturers and memliereof
misr, ” ai ‘ . * ra, l‘‘ protesting against the
of the long and short haul tea
",rpol,nS iU " bTritory
rivn f thl ‘n> and cast of tlie Mississippi
and n “* , ''Tdng on the Pacific coast traffic.
!‘J: mindly The law without
tiitii t ‘N’ Pnxlo, i i believed liy the nssorja
lar’i, , “' n "t only liest for the country at
", , r the inf me successful oiieration
t, -Z, tl,p territory named." The
ri" -' ,' , ' .‘■'‘kpenvion of the provision with
thes. i r !‘‘ B‘ ,|| tli was, in the judgment of
M lh ;the only reMMonalile solution
"it, '\! 1 l* *ty presented, Imt it “views
b,iv„ , a , oect Hint a decision must
'"’Hit rv 11 carriere of tins section of the
altiim,, ''onveying in a iierliaps Intni it,
-olief ’ihwarraiiti-d belief, that Ntinilar
in. "if Rianted in other seetiotm of
v^or,> uncoil trolls*! water com
relief •! ‘ l ’l* 't l CiIASA il* tllO OCCU.sillll for HUch
.hATKH ON COTTON CIOODE.
l/rv „ ,' lA 'i A|>ri) 13. —The eottoq fee
•/*.,i , ' *1 (peered liefore tlie rate commit
A-v. ‘ Southern lliulway nod Mteaneliip
he,,." b'dsv to urge the retention of
reina.,l r * ,4 “ 1,11 factory lrtilu,M(, They
J* 1 ". jNiinmHtoo that the present
tt'lijn,. to Miirouiage rtaitliem
sail , ' ff tlie rates ware mlv>ui<sl It
lav., " "'“•them mill* Roetern mill,
alan ..Jj,"'*'. •'•'aiitaije Th. i M „t
tacUai.'l tVHiil.e,n nulla imiUe con
•Gd twaive uiooUia aiiwJ, taw!
on the present rates, and that it would be
unjust to advance them. The arguments
were made by Maj. Hanson, ot' Macon, and
ex-Gov. Bullock, of Atlanta. The commit
tee will lie unable to decide until the Inter
state Commission meets here on April 20,
but will then go before the commission and
urge the petition of the factory men for n
continuance of the present rate. Moses
Addlor, of the Atlanta Paper Company, ap
plied to the committee for a reduction of
tho rate on roll paper, from which they
manufacture paper bags,jdaiming it is raw
Indianapolis, April 15.—At a meeting
of the Board of Trade o-day, the following
re)>ort was unanimously adopted:
“Your committee would respectfully re
port that the business of Indianapolis, and
especially manufacturing, woodworking,
grain, milling, lumber, pork and elevator
interests are at present paralyzed and will
be permanently crippled by lack of fair and
legitimate competition among the railroads
as a result of tlm intapretations put upon
the various sections of the interstate com
merce act, by tho railway companies and
the schedule of rates thereupon adopted by
them; and we recommend flint the Board of
Trade of Indianapolis petition the Inter
state Commerce Commission to im
mediately interpret for us the third
and fourth sections and that portion
of the twenty-second section which
pertains to tho issuance of mileage tickets.
Your committee finds that while said act
positively prohibits pooling among railroads,
vet, by the interpretation put upon the law
by them, tho roods of the country have
now a more cast iron pool than has ever
existed before, actually creating under tDo
new law what it was intended should lie
absolutely prohibited by it; and believing
time the conditions of tho fourth clause of
said act are most injurious to shippers and
are made the basis for establishing by the
railroads a schedule of rates which is work
ing the greatest injury to the business
of this city, we would further
petition the commission to suspend
the operation of said clause and any an<l all
other provisions of said act which may con
flict with free competition among the trans
portation companies of the country uutil
such time as Congress can meet and provide
permanent relief. The committee would
further recommend that you petition the
commission for relief from exactions from
railroads in regard to issuing mileage
tickets. We suggest that they either have
no right to issue at all, which we do notcon
cede to lie the intent of the law, or having
the right to do so we see no reason for the
advance above former rates of $2O per 1 ,(HK)
miles. We take the position that
there is no reason or authority
for any increase in rates, and that
the same should not exceed $2O, which we
believe to lie reasonable and just and within
the scope of the law, and that the issuing of
mileage tickets is permitted by section 2 of
the act. Your committee further recom
mend that a committee of three lie ap
pointed bv this Board of Trade which, after
.securing further facts and causes for com
plaint, such as shall be brought to their
attention, shall lie empowered to go
at once before the Interstate Com
merce Commission and place lie fore them
in the most forcible manlier on behalf of
this city and State and the business interest
of the country at large, these and all other
matters concerning the operation of the in
terstate commerce law which may bo found
detrimental to our interests, the expenses of
said committee to be borne by this board of
It is probable ex-Senator Harrison will lie
elected as one of the committee suggested
by the report.
A New Set of Rule's Issued by the
Washington, April 15. — The Commis
sioner of Agriculture has issued anew set of
rules governing the o] swat ion of the depart
ment in the suppression and extirpation of
pleuro-pneumonia and other infectious dis
eases. The Chief of the Bureau of Animal
Industry may cause exposed animals to lie
slaughtered whenever it is deemed necessary
to prevent the spread of the disease. Pro
vision is made for appraisal of and payment
for slaughtered animals. Whenever it is
deemed necessary by the chief of the
bureau to supervise and inspect any line
of transportation doing business in more
than one State, and boats, cars and stock
yards in connection therewith, ho is re
quired to designate suitable inspectors and
make tho necessary regulations for the
quarantine and disinfection of such boats,
cars and stock yards ns are suspected of
being affected with the disease. Should it
bo found impossible to enforce the rales in
any State the commissioner, if he thinks
the exigency requires it, will declare the
State in quarantine, and any ] ter son re
moving animals therefrom except upon a
certificate of an inspector oi" the bureau
will be prosecuted.
MAINE’S LIQUOR LAW.
The Commissioner of Interna! Reve
nue Makes ail Explanation.
Washington, April 15 —In relation to
the reported conflict in Maine between the
State and United States authorities resjxv t
ing the authority of the Stats* Court to com
pel the production of the records of the Col
lector of Internal Revenue in the presort it ion
of jiersons accused of selling distilled spirits
in violation of the Htoto law, the Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue says that, his
office has no disposition to interpose any ob
stacle to the enforcement of Htate laws, but
that a provision similar to that in the recent
Maine law, making the payment of an in
ternal revenue tax as a liquor dealer as
prinifi facie evidem*e of violation of the
State law, has lmen incorporated in the
statutes of several of the Stab's, that the
question in issue in Maine has lieen raised
several times in other States but never
sett led, and that it is his desire to obtain a
judicial decision for future guidance in
numerous cases likely to arise.
Hartford. Conn., April lf>.—ln the Sen
ate to-day the House resolutions in favor of
u protective tariff were taken up. An
amendment was ottered substituting the di
rectors to the Representative* in < < mgre-*
to use all their effort* to put wool, coal,
lutnher, copper, iron, salt, nickel, sugar and
wood on the free list. The anioiidm et was
lost by a vote of n to 11. and the original
resolution* were passed by a vote of 12 to 7,
< If the twelve affirmative voters eleven were
Republican* and one was a Democrat. The
seven negative votes were all Democrat*.
Heavy Against Prohibition.
Mksskmkil Micm.. \soil l* Tin official
canvass of the vote of Gogebic county
makes the major ty again.-t prohibition
2,bV>. Attorney Clut*. sent here by the
Prohibition State Central Committee to in
vestigat* the charges of fraud. Ini* found no
evdenes of fraud and lias given up the
Lincoln’* Death Commemorated
HrniNuFiKUi, 111., April 15. 'Die
twenty mi'Skl anaivte wiry of lhe ilealh of
Abraham Lincoln was ranimctiiora'rd ill
lV Hall of the House if Jtepiraelitativss
l!iiii nflsriemri, fits irrviisi I* ing under tlw
dn wUi.iii oj ties IsMSMsissie tei eeuNewr*
SAVANNAH, GA.,-SATURDAY, APRIL Hi. ISB7.
A MAJOR CALLED A LIAR
SAUNDERSON STIRS UP CELTIC
BLOOD IN THE COMMONS.
Healy Refuses to Retract the Epithet
and is Suspended Redmond and Sex
ton Also Repeatedly Impugn the Ve
racity of the Major Tho Speaker
Finally Induces Retractions on the
Part of the Last Named of the Trio.
London, April 15.—Sir William Vernon
Hareourt, resuming the debate on the coer
cion bill in the House of Commons to-day,
twitted Lord Randolph Churchill and Mr.
Chamberlain with having secretly consulted
Mr. Parnell, seeking to make an alliance
with him for their own purposes. The spirit
in which the government would administer
the coercion act, if it were passed, was suffi
ciently shown in the appointment of Col.
King Harmon to the Parliamentary Under
Secretaryship for Ireland. The trill would fail
to suppress tlie Irish National l>wgue, be
cause the people of Ireland believed in
the league and trusted it. Tlie effect
of tlie enforcement of tlie bill
would lie to make the government more
detested and the league more popular than
over. As to the Tory and Liberal Union
taunts about American gold fostering Irish
discontent, Sir William said: “There are
none who have less reason to complain of
American gold thnn the Irish landlords, for
none get more of it. They get it through
their poor tenants’ rents. If the govern
ment earnestly desired to maintain the
union let them abandon the policy exasjier
nting the Irish people and adopt a policy of
justice and conciliation.” [Cheers.]
Maj. Saunderson, Conservative, said the
National League was supported mainly by
criminals, dynamiters and murderers
across the Atlantic. He did not charge the
gentlemen opposite with imbuing tiioir
hands in blood, but he did charge them
with associating with men whom they knew
to lie murderers.
Mr. Healy said that if Maj. Saunderson
referred to him he had no hesitation in say
ing Maj. Saunderson was a liar. This re
mark was greeted with rousing Parnellites
cheers. The Speaker called upon Mr. Healy
to withdraw his expression.
Mr. Healy replied: “I am not entitled to
rise until you sit down,” when the cheering
The Speaker then resumed the chair, and
Mr. Healv again took tlie floor. He said:
“I am only able to meet the charge in one
way. If you rule that Maj. Saunderson
was in order, my expression was equally in
order. If you rule him out of order I shall
withdraw iny expression.”
The Speaker—That is not so. Mr. Saun
derson made a charge of tlie gravest nature.
The responsibility rests entirely with him
self. It is iris duty to- prove it if he can
[cheers], but I cannot allow the expression
Mr. Healy repeated that Maj. Saimderson
was a liar. A great uproar arose. The
Speaker again called uiion Mr. Healy to
withdraw. Mr. Healv refused. The
Speaker thereupon named him, and W. H.
Smith. First Lord of the Treasury, moved
that Mr. Healy be suspended.
Mr. Redmond jumped up and shouted: “I
sav he is a liar, too.”
The House divided on the motion to sus
nend Mr. Healy, and the motion was carried
t>y a vote of 11S to 52. When the vote was
announced Mr. Healy walked out of the
House, applauded by all the Parnellites,
who stood up waving their hats and raising
cheer after cheer.
SAUNDERSON A TARGET.
Maj. Saunderson, iqioii attempting to re
sume his"spoei h, was interrupted by loud
cries of “Withdraw: Withdraw!”
Mr. Sexton, interrupting, asked Maj.
Saunderson whether he (Saundei-son) per
sisted in iris statement or would withdraw it.
Maj. Saunderson replied that Sheridan
was a member of the Executive Committee,
of which the member for West Belfast (Mr.
Sextonl was nfko a member. [I/md cries of
Mr. Sexton—Did i know him to lie a mur
derer' Did I ever associate with a man
whom I knew to lie a murderer? [Cheers
and a voice “Withdraw your murderer!”]
Maj. Saunderson—l said that Sheridan
was on the committee and against him a
true bill was found for complicity in the
Phoenix Park murders. The committee
must have known what kind of a man he
SEXTON CRIES LIAR.
Here Mr. Sexton, springing to his feet,
shouted: “I say you are a willful, cowardly
Then there was another uproar. The
Parnellites all rose and cheered frantically,
waving their hats in the air. As soon ns
there was a chance to be heard Mr. Sexton,
again addressing Mnj. Saunderson, ex
claimed: “If 1 only met you outside the
door of this house 1 would thrash you within
an inch of your life.” The excitement was
PEEL’S OLIVE BRANCH.
Tlie Speaker arose and addressed the
House, but his voice was inaudiblealxivethe
din. When quiet had lieen somewhat re
stored the Speaker said that unless Mr. Sex
ton withdrew his expression he would lie
I'ompelled to name him. He appealed to the
House to assist him in his duty, adding that
he was willing to do anything in his jsiwer
to allay tlie imd feeling. [Cheers.] The
Speaker then pointedly asked Maj. Saunder
son whether lie charged Mr. Sexton with
associating with murderers.
Maj. Saunderson, after several evasive an
awere which were interrupted by loud cries
of “Answer! Answer the Sjieaker’s ques
tion!” eventually withdrew the words he
hail used. The Siteakur then asked Mr. Sex
ton to withdraw Iris expressions, at the same
adding: “I cannot, conceal from myself the
fact that the provocation has been very
great.” [Loud cheers.]
SEXTON TAKES IT BACK.
Mr. Sexton tlien formally withdrew his
Mr. Leake, niemlier for Lancashire, syg
grabd that, Mr. Healy lie recalled.
Tile Speaker said that, nothing could bo
done in the matter until the next sitting.
Mr. Hexteu thereupon gave notice that at
the next sitting of tlie House he would move
that tlie suspension of Mr, Healy lie revoked.
saunderson again, hot.
Mnj. Saunderson then rreumid his
sjioisTi He said Mr. Hexton w*s present, at
a meeting at which Egan won mode Secre
tary of tlie CliuMM-Unel, which was a mur
der society of America.
Mr. Sexton nmc to a imint of order and
the Spa, r n I use, I Mn j. Hu undersell to
withdraw tlie offensive expression.
Another scene of ewtifumon ensued, Maj.
Saunderson repsil mg the wools, where
upon Mr. Hexton shouted, “the hionoralrie
gentleman is again a liar.” The Speaker
< ailed upon Isith menlmn to witlidraw their
offenaive ns nark-, whirl} they did.
Maj Saunderson again i • Mjni'd his speceli
and charged the I'ameliitss with various
outinectusis with Kgnn, Ford and othor ad
ynxln of murder
At ooiuiustou of bis spoacb Maj.
Saunderson was greeted 'with cheers from
the Conservative bunches. Tho debate was
Mr. Parnell will visit Ireland after tlie
division is iiad in the Commons on the
se.-oml reading of the crimes bill, returning
to London in time for discussion of the but
CHAMBERLAIN AT EDINBURGH.
Mr. Chamberlain addressed an audience
of 2,000 Unionists at Edinburgh to day. He
said the Unionists had no assurance liiat tlie
objectionable home rule bill would lie re
vised if Mix Gladstone should return to
power Mr. Gladstone hiul on four
occasions refused, to say a word
which would end the Liberal dissension. He
would give no assurance nor would he ac
cept any considerable modification of the
jiolicy to which tha Unionists took excep
tion. The Unionists, therefore, had no al
ternative hut to fight the quarrel out. The
speaker had no doubt the union would be
maintained, but he would deeply regret the
necessity of wrecking ♦ha Liberal party in
order to preserve the union, it would lie a
sad and tragic conclusion if Mr. Gladstone's
last act should lie tlie destruction of Iris
At Birmingham last night the elections for
the remaining delegates to the Liberal asso
ciation resulted in favor of all the Glad
stoniiui candidates with one exception,
where Joseph Chamberlain was successful.
The latter’s three brothers were defeated.
Trenton, N. J., April 15.—A large gat’n
ering of citizens assembled here to-night to
protest against the proposed coercion jmlicy
of the Tory government of England to
ward Ireland. Mayor-elect Magowan pre
sided. Stirring speeches were made by ex-( lov
Leon Ahbett, ex-Senator William Sewell,
Attorney General John P. Hock ton, Allen
McDermott, Bishop O’Farrel, of Trenton;
Michael J. Ryan, of Philadelphia, and others.
A series of resolutions denouncing the coer
cion policy and expressing sympathy with
Messrs. Gladstone, Parnell and the Irish
people were adopted. Both Protestant and
Catholic clergymen oacupied seats on tlie
EMIN BEY’S WANDERINGS.
The King of the Uganda Country Re
fuses to Let Him Go to Zanzibar.
Zanzibar, April 15,’—A Somali trader
from the Uganda country has arrived here
bearing advices from Emin Bey. He was
established, when the trader left, at Wade
laie, north of Albert Nyanza. He asked
Mwanga, King of Uganda, to receive him.
Tiio King said he would willingly receive
him if tie came Without followers.
Emin Bey thereupon went to
King Mwanga Accompanied by
Dr. Vita and three Greeks. He and his
companions remained with the King seven
teen days. Emin asked the King for per
mission to j lass through his territory to
wards Zanzibar. The King, upon hearing
this request, ordered tha visitors to return
the way they came, and declared that lie
would have nothing more to do with the
Europeans. King Mwanga is a youth IS
years of age only. He has a 'thousand
wives. Sometimes he wean* a Turkish and
at other times an Arab costume, and often
reverts to native simphtaty in the mat
ter of dress. Emin Bey, when the King
ordered him to return the way he came,
went back to Wadelaie, and was glad to es
caiie from Mwanga's country. Tlie trader
states that the messengers dispatched from
Zanzibar to carry information to Emin Bey
that Mr. Stanley had gone with an expedi
tion by way of the Congo river to effect
his rescue were detained to Unyanembo by
the King, who was indisposed to allow them
A Hotel Crowded for the Birthday
Amsterdam, April 15. —Forty-five hun
dred students last night serenaded King
William and the royal family, who have re
mained here since the recent royal birth
day festivities. Tlie King and Queen pre
sented themselves at a window of the
palace and acknowledged the tribute.
An hotel in the centre of the city, which
was crowded with guests who came here to
join in the festivity in honor of the King’s
birthday, caught fire last night and was en
tirely destroyed. Four of the inmates
were killed and several sustained injuries of
a more or less severe character.
A Burmese Plot Frustrated.
Rangoon, April 15. — An extensive plot
among the inhabitants of upper Burnish
and tlie Daenita to burn the towns of that
section of the country, massacre the Euro
peans and proclaim anew King, lias been
frustrated by the police and loyal Burmese,
who, after three days’ fighting, captured the
leaders in the conspiracy.
London, April 15.—The French ha ve oc
cupied Anjouan, or Johanna Island, the
principal of tlie Comoro group, in Mozam
bique Channel. They have installed a resi
dent and declared that they have estab
lished a protectorate over the island. The
Populace arc friendly to the French.
Germany’s Military Credits.
Berlin. /Vi’ r >l 15. —The extra military
credits asked by the government amount to
134,00(1,000 marks. Of this sum 40,000,000
marks is for the increase in tlie army,
12,000,000 for new equipments, and the re
mainder for strategic railways and im
Prussia’s Ecclesiastical Bill.
Berlin, April 15.—The Conservative
members of the lower house of the Prussian
Diet have decided to supjjort the ecclesiasti
BUENA VISTA'S EXPLOSION.
Premature Discharge of a Big Blast
the Death Spreader.
Buena Vihta, Col., April 15.—Lasteven
ing a premature blast killed six men and
wounded seven others at tlie camp of Kyner,
Higliee & Bernard. The men were working
in a sixty-foot cut on the Midland grade. A
twenty-foot hole had lieen put down to blow
off the lace of the cut with twenty kegs of
giunt powder. The foreman was leading the
charge, anil when lie bail fit ted in ten kegs
the libarge prematurely exploded, throwing
masses of rock into the cut where tlie thir
teen men were working, instantly killing six
and wounding the others. The wounded in
cluded Mr. Bernard, one of the firm. None
of tlie injured are fatally hurt. Th* kiticl
are: Timothy Sullivan. William Conway,
W. H. Corcoran, William O'Neil, WUtiani
Kopes and an unknown man.
An Unfounded Sanitation.
Washington, April 15.—Report* were in
circulation vraterdav at Key Wi*f, Fla.,
that Coiinniui ier Greene, of the United
Htatra steamer Youth’, had officially for-
Nddati tiie K igiiah man-of-war in i,hi> h*i
Imr of Port-au-Prince hi carry out tliair
threat of seizing Inland Tortuga hi aatmta*
1 1* hi of the British claim agaira-t Hayti. It
It ia iseftively denied at Hi* Navy Deport
Tax**’Cotton Bail HUH I'arched.
OaLVKmTon, April 15. Tito drought ui
Ui i’cxju mulum; bail remaiiw uulaokcn
A FIGHT OVER TIIE FISH.
THE TREATY CLEAR FROM THE
A Dominion Professor on Constitu
tional Law Speaks on the Contro
versy The 60,000,000 Americans
Declared Conscious of Thoir Strength
and the 5,000,000 Canadians of Their
Ottawa, Ont., April 15. —In the House
of Commons this afternoon Dr. Weldon,
member for Albert, N. 8., and lately Pro
fessor of .Constitutional Law at Dalhousie
College, spoke on the fisheries. Ho said it
was quite satisfactory to learn that the re
sources of diplomacy had not yet been ex
hausted in regard to this question. What
ever Canada’s rights were on this question
they rested on the treaty of London of ISIS.
They were not determined by an earlier
Canada’s rights clear.
They were not determined by any rule of
public law, and if the treaty was clea r Cana
da’s rights and duty were clear. The terms of
tho treaty were clear, and when tlie Domin
ion said, “we rest on our simple rights un
der thut treaty.” it was not fair for the pro
pi? ot the United States to say: “Oh! oh!
nut we are sixty millions of peo
ple.'’ He charged amid applause that
the American’s have been narrow in
their construction of the Washington treaty,
in connection with tlie recent dispute there
had been no desire on the part of Canada
to harass American fishermen, yet when
Canadians examined the treaty and noticed
tho dearness of its provisions they were
bound to remember that although the tiO,-
strength, the 5,000,000 Canadians to the
North were conscious of their rights. [Ap
EACH BOUND TO HAVE JUSTICE.
The Canadians and Americans were the
000.(XX) to the Mouth were conscious of their
children of two great historic races in the old
world who were not accustomed to abate
one jot or tittle of their rights. [Applause],
The hopes of Canada that a satisfactory ar
rangement would Vie arrived at rested not
alone on her rights, not alone on tlie mili
tary strength of the empire of which she
formed a part, but largely on tho strong
common sense and fair-mindedness of the
great body of the American people, and
when Americans studied the question in a
fair-minded spirit they must agree that Can
ada was in tiie right. [Applause].
Mr. Blake (leader of the opposition) said
he agreed largely with the views expressed
by Mr. Weldon.
Sir John MacDonald said he could only
reiterate the hope that an arrangement hon
orable to both sides would lie reached.
FRANCE AND THE NEWFOUNDLAND FISH
Paris, April 15. — Tlie members of the
Chamber of Deputies representing fishing
constituencies, had an interview to-day with
the Minister of Foreign Affaire and pro
tested against the Newfoundland fisheries
bill, which they declared inimical to the in
terests of French fishermen.
A CYCLONE IN OHIO.
St. Clairsville Damaged to the Extent
of Over $600,000.
Cleveland, 0., April 15.—A cyclone
passed over Belmont county this afternoon,
wrecking and doing considerable damage to
churches and business blocks at St. Clairs
ville. The county infirmary bam, which
cost $6,000 was completely destroyed. Tiie
total loss at St. Clairsvyie alone is S2OO,(XXI.
GREAT DAMAGE AT MARTIN’S FERRY.
At Martin’s Ferry the residence of J. H.
Drennan, editor of the News, was so badly
damaged that not cue brick was left on
T. W. Bailey’s fine concrete residence was
also leveled to the ground.
Henry H<filings’ eight houses, barns and
sheds were all destroyed.
In the town proper 75 to 100 houses were
more or less damaged, and the loss will reach
Walnut Grove, a fine park, has but few of
the 800 lofty t rees standing.
James Reilly’s house and saloon was
blown down, and Mrs. Reilly was pulled
unconscious from the rujps and may die.
Here the storm struck the town at 4
o’clock this afternoon without warning.
Besides Mrs. Reilly, the casualties reported
James Reilly, her husband, a saloon
keeper, both legs broken.
51i s. Wilhem, collar-bone broken.
Mark Davis, of the Martin Ferry Stove
Works, probably fatally injured.
A German laborer, whose name could not
be learned, dangerously injured.
When the storm struck the Ohio river the
water shot up in a perpendicular wall about
20 feet and tnen fell !>ack in a frothy, seeth
ing foam, and simultaneously a sliowor of
fence honrds, shingles, posts and timbers,
with some large sections of houses, fell in a
sheet on the turbulent water.
Fairview school house, one mile west, was
totally wrecked, ami Miss White, the school
teacher, was badly hurt. Several families
arc rendered homeless.
The I Jifayctte rink was engaged by the
city authorities as a temporary shelter for
the homeless, and a meeting of citizens is
called for to-morrow to devise means of relief.
It is safe to say that tlie aggregate loss
will exceed $1,000,(KX).
PAN HANDLE WELL PLUCKED.
One of Its Cashier’H Believed to Have
Embezzled $16,000 to $20,000.
Chicago, April 15. —The Pan Handle
road seems to be investigating everybody
connected with its business, and yesterday
H. J. Doggett, cashier at the general freight
office here, was discharged under a cloud.
His books lire not in siuqie satisfactory to
tb* auditor. Th* latter is of the opuiiaa
thut there is a discrepancy in his account of
sl6, (XX) to S2O, (XX). Sir. Doggett assert* 11 tat
vouchere which he lias jiaid and which are
now pursuing the regular chunnel to final
credit will square his accounts Mr. Dog
gett’s bondsmen are solvent and resjmiisibTe
if it should be necessary to resort to them.
THE LEADER STILL AT LIBERTY.
Pittsburg, April 15.—1 t appears that
the most important arrest in the Pan Hnn
dlo robbery case i* yet to lie nutd*. A for
mer conductor on tlie road named (!onnol!y
ix supposed to have Inoii the leader of the
gang and l* > have gotten away with an ini
manse amount of plunder. He got wind
some time ago tliat a raid would l** made
and fled, lie is now in Kansan, but an offl
car has lieen sent alter him and it in exjieot
ed that lie will l* ai resliil anil brought
back to this city next week. Between
thirty and thirty-live of tlie arrested iaii
roadi r will waive hearing and give bond*
to await the action of tlie grand jury.
Charged With Uxoricide.
Milwaukee, April Ift. At Green Bay J.
I*. Bouquet was arrested to-day ini a elutrge
ot hating iiiunteied hi* wife H. ■ Isinwl
Dial liei T* -at u was du< to a fall (town stair*.
The HI swiff proceeded to disinter tlie re
IIISUI* Slid found Hie <lllllll empty Tiie lid
had )-o crushed ill, *' iduutjy with gii *A,
gad llu> icinaut* removed
Haifa Dozen Men Take Part In an Ex
ecution at St. Louis.
St. Louis, April 15.—Daniel Jewell, the
wife murderer, expiated his crime in the
jail yard at 0:50 o'clock this morning, the
execution lieing almost private. Only about
thirty-live or forty persons were present.
The scene on the Seafflold was short. An
old cracker box had I s>n placed on the trap
in older to give the poor wretch a greater
fall. He mounted this and his legs were
pinioned by Deputy Sheriff Runnan. Dep
uty Fostin put the black onp over his bend
and Bob Hurnphrevs adjusted the rope.
The cleats were pushed aside by Deputies
Gardner and Guibin. Deputy Shechioi cut
the rajie, the trap fell, a lew struggles oc
curred and Jewell was dead
nißn PROTEST!\u innocence.
Nashville, April 15. —Ben Brown was
hanged hero at 11:17 o’clock this morning
for the murder of Frank Arnold. He died
protesting his innocence. Both were colored
farmers and neighbors, living six miles from
the cit v. Arnold disappeared suddenly, and
his body was found dismemliered and buried.
Ben Brown had a brother Bill, an ex-con
vict. He was suspected, and the Browns.
Nelson Joslyn, Foster Joslyn, Simon Fox
and Robert Marlin were arrested. Bill
Brown turned State's evidence and told the
story of the crime. Simon Fox died this
week in the penitentiary, where Marlin now
is, and the others are still in jail awaiting
Six Groups of Nine Members Each Un
covered at Chicago.
Springfield, 111., April 15.—-The detec
tive who has in hand the case of Mr. Bailey,
the United Labor member from East St.
Louis who was shot at sometime ago, has lo
cated and identified a gang, or secret oath
bound lodge and band, in Chicago, one of
whose members did the shooting. It ap
pears that some valuable information was
furnished through Representative Karlow
ski, the Polish Cook county member. Some
of his statements which he did not himself
consider of importance have, it is said, led to
the uncovering of a group of nine Anarchists
whose headquarters have for the past
six months been located in the north
west part, of Chicago, on or adjacent
to Milwaukee avenue. Beyond general hints
nothing definite could be learned, hut the
drift of the disclosure, though as yet unau
thentieated, point to a Chicago organization
of fifty-four members, or six gtamps of nine
members each, formed for the purpose of
wreaking vengeance in case all hope of sav
ing the condemned Anarchists is lost and
that one of their number, acting upon the
orders of the group to which he belonged,
made an attempt up<m the life of Mr. Bailey,
as his action regarding Neebe’s funeral was
considered an injury to the case now before
the Supreme Court.
SUICIDE ON A BTEAMER.
The Son of a Clergyman Fires a Bullet
Into His Brain.
Norfolk, Va., April 15.—When the
stateroom of the steamer Virginia from Bal
timore to .Norfolk, occupied last night by
Robert IV. Gatewood, was opened at It
o’clock this morning his body was found in
lied with a pistol hall in his brain. The evi
dence before the Coroner showed that he
committed suiefde after leaving Old Point
Comfort this morning. Young Gatewood
was a son of Rev. Robert Gatewood, of this
city, ami was 25 years of age. He was a
graduate from Annapolis with high
honors as a cadet engineer. He
made one cruise and resigned.
He studied and taught physics and elec
tricity at Johns Hopkins University. At the
time of his death he was Fourth Assistant
Examiner in the Division of Steam Engi
neering of the Patent Office at Washington.
His mind, which was uncommonly brilliant,
had become unbalanced by intense study,
ami writings he left show that he imagined
himself pursued by demons, and chose death
as the only means of escape from them.
John McMackin Denounces Arch
New York, April 15.—Dr. McGlynn’s
former parishioners had a spirited meeting
to-night at which they denounced the alleged
effort of the Archbishop to coerce the priests
of the city. In closing the meeting John
McMackin, of the United Labor party, de
nounced Archbishop Corrigan from the
platform. He asserted that Archbishop
Corrigan had used the confessional box for
political purposes. He said he was able to
tell a great, deal about the Archbishop, who,
he asserted, was the lowest kind of trickster,
but ho (McMackin) said he refrained from
details for the good of the church. These
utterances from the (Jhairman of the Labor
pariy’s Executive Committee were received
BRICK MAKERS AGREE.
The Philadelphia Men Now on Strike to
Return to Work at Once.
Philadelphia, April 15.—The Executive
Committe of the Brick Manufacturers’ As
sociation and a committee representing the
several local assemblies of their employes,
held a meeting this afternoon for the pur
pose of discussing the resolution adopted
the manufacturers a few days ago den land
ing a settlement of the differences between
the employers and their employes. After a
thorough discussion thejemployes virtually
agreed to the manufacturers’ terms, and a
general strike was averted. The men had
demanded that Knights of Labor
lie given preference over others, and about
1 JiOO men had already gone out on a strike.
The manufacturers are willing to recognise
the men as Knights and treat them accord
ingly, but they objected to entering into an
agreement binding them to show any preler
ence in the employment, of hands. The men
now out will return to work at once.
Ultimatum of the Masters.
Chicago, April 15.—At a meeting of the
Master Canid iters' Association Inst night nu
ultimatum to Mute,(XX) striking journeymen
was adopted in the form of resolutions. No
new concessions were made, and the refusal
to treat with the men as a liody was reiter
ated. The ultimatum was carried to the
strikers’ executive council by a committee of
the masters. It was unfavorably received
and action on it deferred until to'lay.
The Church and the Kntglita.
London, April 15.—A dispatch from Rome
to the Cltriiuu'-U says a pnistl brief in favor
of recognition of Hie Knights of Labor will
lie public I led before Cardinal Gibbous’ iky
A Vote to Stick Out.
Isisdon, April Ift, The miners of North-
Hinliei latid county decided by a vote of 4,100
to ;;,<WO to continue the strike.
New York. A|<rtl Ift. -Archbishop Cor
ngsti lias a cable message saying that Mm
siaivs (gunui died in Ptirui this afternoon
Mmoigijor yuum was Wear UhumtU of Uus
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A DAIiK IKHiSLM’TTOWI^
BLOXHAII STILL LEADS BUT
MAKES NO MATERIAL GAIN.
Balloting Discontinued Until Mortc'iy
Night The Senate Votes to Aliev
the Towns to Decide Whether l.:a
Railroads Must Fence in Their Track*
Payment of Poll Taxes as a Pre
requisite to Voting to Become aL< \
Tai.lahasbkk. Ft.a., April 15.—The i ■ it
oorntic caucus took three Ivillots on l"s:. 1
States Senator to-night without making ct
The first ballot t vnight was the tenth < *
the caucusing liegnit. It stood:
Uloxhuni ... 4
McWhorter.. . 4
The eleventh ballot stood:
The twelfth ballot stood:
The caucus then adjourned to Monday
night, and the general impression is tint a
new mini will have to lie introduced ta
break the dead lock. Mr. Bloxham's tri nsda
are. however, confident, ns he lead on every
IN TilK SENATE.
The Senate bjk'ii: two long session* t day*
ismsidoring the bill requiring railroads tej
fence their trucks, which watt amende 1 sal
as to allow tlie towns to decide each for Mir nM
selves whether the track through th*
streets should be fenced.
The bill coiniH'lling circuit clerks to keen
their offices op< n during business hours wrurf
opposed on the ground that the burden cx
eroded the benefit in sparsely settled ci ua4
tics, but the bill will pass.
The president appointed Messrs. Williamsi
Walker and YVnll a committee to inquira
whether the railroads of the State had com*
plied with the terms by which lands wera
received from the State.
Messrs. MeKuine and Blackwell war*
milled to the Caucus and Apportionment
IN THE HOUSE.
The House to-da v passed the bill iinpo.-inj
a |H>nalt,y for violation of article xix of tha|
constitution relative to legal option. j
The liill prescribing the time and mannea
of giving notice of special legislation undedt
the now constitution provoked violent di4
cussion, and was finally recommitted.
Mr. Pelot, of Munatee, offered a bill td
establish a normal college at Gainesville.
An attempt was made by Mr. Tompkins*
Rep., to defeat the bill making payment ofl
poll tax a prer<i|uisite to voting, but, fail* (1
most signally, and the bill will pass when iu
is reached on the calendar.
THE STATE (IBOI.OGIST.
Senator Walker’s hill to establish a Stat*
geologist and provide for his duties an*
coni|Kiiisation is now considered with mnra
favor than at. first, since it lias lieen e\J
plained how much benefit will accrue to t.l>4.
State by having a full and accurate surw w
of the wealth hidden under the earth's sur
face in several sections of the State.
When Mr. Daniels'bill, making the payt
meat of a reasonable (Hill tax a qualification
for voting, reach™ the Senat“. a sharp fight
over it is expected, as Senator Mann and Vul
followers will make it one of the issues of
the session, and will do all in their power ta
defeat its passage. It will, however, mosf
probably become u law this time.
A NEW RAII.ROAD.
Senator Do Land is trying to get through
the Legislature a bill incorporating the Geer*
gia. Florida and Key West Railroad Com*
pany, which company propos>Hl to build*
with the ai<l they tnink can is- hud from the*
Federal government, a first-class railroad tol
the city of Key West, thereby aSW*..
necting tlie island with the mainland*}
n of.* United State*
Sena'or is accomj luskihe more
and troublesome su gaot*. of railroad j'oraS
missions, State printing and con-tjtti t ianaF
amendments will be taken tip by the Log*
There is no 'lancer whatever of the iiill ms
troduced bv J. H. Anderson, of Jackson*
ville, putting an absolute prohibition
granting divorces for any cause, becoming *|
For the first time in many yenrs Lena
county and the Capital City is i-epi-esenteil
liy intelligence in the State Senate. Mr. DJ
S. Walker, Jr., the present Senator frong
tins district, is one ofthe ablest and foremost
lawyers in the body, and his influence o™
legislation will increase as the more impord
tant measures of the session is reached. This
four members of the House from Leon counsi
ty are colored men.
FLAMES IN A JAIL.
A Big Scare Among the Prisoners, But
No Serious Damage.
Chicago, April 15.—There was a pania
in the county jail shortly before 10. HOI
o’clock this morning caused by knowledge
that Are hail broken out in the insane de*
partment of the jail. An insane man, wh
hail been incarcerated last week, laid suoJ
reeded by some means in firing his
an<l the smoke soon filled the
creating the impression that the jail was on
fire. Tne news was communicated rapid Iw
throughout the jail, and every preparation
was made to take out the prisoners shoulrj
the emergency require. An alarm broughl
six engines to the scene, but the flames wer®
extinguished by means of the jail
No one was injured, and no serious damage
PRINT WORKS DESTROVED.
Dover, N. 11., April 15.— The Coche'-a
print works were burned to-day, involving!
a loss of *',‘oo,ooo and throwing 000 operas)
tives out of work. So rapidly did the flrj
speuad that several machine printers an®
helpers were compelled to leave their roeth
and vests, with valuable watches and mono*
liehind. It was with them a race for lifaj
The re|K)rt gained circulation almut tow®
that several operative* had been emnatot,
and this added to the excitement. Kaib-
mothers and other relatives rusiusljjom allj
directions to Irani th“ late ot their.|M|h
and friends. Nobody was kiIML . b’4# ••
narrow evajs's from death were jpferntiv ’
The principal danger was to the fIOM'V
tlviw employed upon the seooflff WwWai
Most of these escape. 1 bv jumping from win*
dows. An old man, Elijah Hayes, fi ysai*
of age, would not jump. Everybody gnv®
him up for lost, hut lie managed to creep t 4
the stairway leiuling from the second to thd
first floor wliuu hi 1 lainhvi and tumbled
the bottom. A fireman -aw him and h®
was removed iiiMensible with his face and
anus laully burnt*!. One million yards ul
prints were ruined by water.
A TOWN HALE Mt'KNKI)
Hangook, April 15.- Half the town o*
Pegu has liwii oe-troyl by lire, which wa®
presumably of Incendiary origin.
Death of tbs Oldest Engineer.
Mohii.k, April 15.—Heurv Ilunar. ti*
oldest locomotive engineer in tile I ’ml' |
Hiatts, duii Thlii wiay at Whisttar* Ala. lia
rail lie In i euaiiui over Ih* CWlnka ini
iianjbuig toad, Uu* thiol unlroad laid* i*t
this i mitiirf. The driver* if lbs anti*
w*rv of hard wood