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■jj. H. ESTILL Editor and Proprietor.)
TRYING TO FIX THE JURY
warrants issued for the
THREE ROODLE USERS.
Sensational Points Developed Yester
day at Sharp’s Trial- Talesmen Told
They Would or Would Not Be Ac
cepted— Judge Barrett’s Stern Meas
ures With Recalcitrant Talesmen.
New York, June (5. —To-day was a busy
day in the Court of Oyer and Terminer,
where Jacob Sharp is Being tried for
bribery. One hundred and sixty-one per-
I who had been summoned as jurors in
I the case but who had not responded when
I their names were called, had been ordered
I to appear and show cause why they should
I not be punished for contempt of court. The
I court had also set apart this morning for
I the investigation of the charges made last
I week by the District Attorney that attempts
I to corruptly influence the jurors had been
Juror No. 9, John H. Hudson, was the
I first witness called. Before lie was sworn
I Mr. Parsons, for the defense, objected to
I this form of the investigation, and Judge
I Barrett went on to state that there were
I allegations made that indicated that some
I one was either guilty of the crime of em-
I bracery, or at least of a contempt of court.
I The Court of Appeals has held that in these
I oases the court cannot, on its own motion.
I commit or punish in contempt on the trial
I of a criminal indictment in such a case as
I this, nor can the District Attorney on his
I motion procure an investigation. Such
I proceedings can only be made on the motion
lof the defendant. The District Attorney
I had no power to procure the affidavits the
I defense asks for. The only course the Dis-
I trict Attorney had was to make his state-
I ments, which' were made on the invitation
I of the defendant, and the court understands
I that the defense court such an investigation,
I and the witnesses were summoned to be
■ examined here to-day. As the court under-
I stands it, the defense asks that pro-
Iceedings not allowed by law be taken,
Band an investigation had which
■ would he no investigation, though
■ the court does not suppose that the
I counsel for the defense think this is the
■ status of the case, but such it is substan
■ tally. Mr. Parsons objected to this proposi-
Ition and stated that Mr. Sharp was eom-
I jelled to challenge the District Attorney,
■ after publication on Thursday witli refer
ence to the matter which hod probably been
■ p-ocured by the District Attorney. Now it
■ appears that after the District Attorney lias
■ made his most remarkable statement he
B discovers that he cannot move in the matter
■ ara! the court learns that it cannot.
I Judge Barrett—l knew it all the while.
I Tki 1 case of the people against Mur view has
■ h<v-n reported for a long time. The trouble
■ bihat the defense wants to resort to an im
■ possible way, hut this is the only proper
I Mr. Parsons—We have no objection to
■ proceeding before the jury on what is not
I Mr. Hudson was then sworn and said
■that last. Thursday afternoon, when about
■to yards from his home in West Tenth
■street, an acquaintance—a young man
■named Hoaghland, about 38 yeai-s old, a
Hcrandson of ox-School Commissioner ('haries
Is Wright, of the Ninth ward—hailed him
■mm across the street and said: “Oh, you’re
■'. the Sharp jury. Don’t he hard on the
Hokiman.” 1 remembered what the Judge
■had said al>out talking about th| case, and
■checked him. I don’t know Mr. Hoaghland’s
■first name. He is studying law. I don’t
■kr, ivv that he bad any interest in the Sharp
■To Mr. Parsons—l think my character is
■tiv> well known for anybody to try to in
■fhence me as a juror. Some of the trustees
■of my bank are the friends of the defendant.
■ Mr. Parsons objected to this question ns
■tending to influence the jury.
■ Mr. Hudson said he didn’t want to be ex
■cirsed because of that reason.
■ Jr i re Barrett— Only what is deposed to
I siM i.e signed. I will Issue a warrant for
■the apprehension of Hoaghland.
■ 1 d.iidos Kohmveiler, the eighth juror, who
excused last Tuesday, was then sworn,
■md said that he had never receiveq any ict
■t rs nr other eonimunieatior.s. He said the
■"porters had been to see him at his store
■nr: h. use at nil hours of the day and night,
■hying to speak German and French to him.
■hr told tlie reporters he had received
■rive, hecuuse he thought they were from
■ 'indgo Barrett, disgustedly—“ That will
■ io - Mr. Kolinvvelier. You lied to the re
■ Jo Mr. Parsons: “I never told the Judge
■ “ District Attorney tiiat i had received
■Bii-tter or been approached. I only said
■ : I had formed a prejudice against Mr.
■‘“"'P* np;iearanee, and could not bo an
■ loMr. Xicholl: “The letter I received
■“ri no signature or date. I said nothing
■ ir >out the case.”
■ WAS WORTH ■♦do,ooo TO HIM.
■ f ;wrge liupfol was then sj-orn and testi-
that lie wus summoned as a juror two
ago. “The Saturday before I re-
niy notice, two young men called at
■' place laid one said: ‘You are outlie
■““rp jury and I wish 1 was on that jury.
■ ' "rid make $30,000 or $25,000.’ I said I
not been notified I was on the jury.
Sfl "' 1 could puff my cigar and say I
■"“•; made up inv opinion. • 1 s-tid, ‘1 smoke
They said I could get to lie the
■Tfmau. I thought that this was all fool-
and said so. They then said they
“‘o they had the chance I had. I swore
and 1 r-i t them. (hie of the men
man about fki or 00 years old.
■ t’ “1> 1 oa!l say about them.”
’ T r - J’arsons tlie witness said hi? ac
with Mr. Martine was slight.
■,,, 1 "ever told Mr. Marline or his assist
■nt about tlie matter.
H.;,!' | Martine he said that he had talked
■ " 111,1 ter tlie affair at his place of busi
■ anil also to one of Mr. Martine's oilT
■J,;* Mr. Parsons—When examined to
■., 11 - "sa juror J was excused by the coun
■ <■ Ixitu sides.
■ lIIS HATE FORETOLD.
Bnm°t i^ e ?l’ Fulton, who hud been excused
■n,„ r. 1,0x on pcreinptorv challenge
■L ' ! I “i.ense, testified tiiat a week ago last
■ i,‘, a >' gentleman named Warner
118 “‘bee. He had known hint
, nve years. He does business at fit.a
K, with Townsend & Yale. “When
'e, 1 ! In J OIIi y office lie said he wanted to see
nn "'ked me if I wanted to get off the
■ s ;.' | f . 1 I sa,< l I did mid ho said' it would lie
■i',,j 'vonld answer a question. He
■iil l r! 11 * ' Vfls for the prosecution anil 1
■ . " I ‘ l "pt want to talk to him. Ha rc
■„ ,]' r 1 'ltd not know hut you favored
■wn. '" KO - I told him eniplmticailv that
■f£Kged. He then said: •VouMl get
i V'Y,"'"-’ 1 prohaiily told Mr. Mur
■„t !,‘ at *' nrner said ‘challengfd,’ hut
v 1,8 1 expected tob
h I was and I told
■i,,,;.... Attorney of Mr. Warner's visit."
■r. u., * will issue warrant for
• Huron your deposition.
■Ux^ XIKVCY yoU T,IE ** OLD MAX."
.„**• Ro.vmond, a bout builder, n
-■!.• r t " uppi’onchcd. knew
H*s>t 'j>„n h‘ ol U*<a Christopher and
■ u, iti street road. He saw him lust
ffjje Morning §frto&
Saturday, and two or three weeks ago, also.
They-met unexpectedly, and the conversa
tion drifted to the Sharp case. Ho said
there was a man over in my neighborhood
drawn on the jury, and he wanted to know
il’ I would see him and ask him to be lenient
with the "old man.”
.To Mr. Parsons—“l did not know any of
the jurors. 1 have known many Smiths,,
hut not this one. This interview with*
Lynch was held May 21. When I told Mr.
Martine of this, I said I wanted no notoriety
in the matter.”
To the District Attorney—“l met Mr.
Lynch again last Saturday. He said I was
a nice fellow, and had placed him in an em
barrassing position. I said the matter had
come to the ears of the District Attorney,
and I had been summoned before that offi
cial and told him the story just as it was.
I said that I regretted to toil the tiling, but
that it had become public. I also told him
that I had been subpoenaed to appeal - here
to-day, and he said he had, too, and asked
me what I was going to swear to, and I
said I was going to tell the truth of the
matter. He said substantially that it was
a bad case. Our interview lasted about five
This closed the evidence and the court an
nounced that it would issue A warrant for
the attempted embracery against Lynch.
Hoaghland and Warner will he indicted for
embracery and Lynch for an attempt, and
they will lie tried in the usual way by a
jury. If they are to he punished summarily
the defense must so move. Judge Barrett
said he would not Will Lynch. He is au Re
cused party. The court roonl was so over
crowded by the two panels of jurors and
the 1(31 delinquents that Judge Barrett
excused all but the witnesses for the people
and those required to show cause why they
should not be punished for contempt.
TO BE BROUGHT TO TIME.
The roll of the delinquents was called and
the judge directed that those not answering
be arrested on non-bailable attachments.
Among those who failed to answer were
Tony Pastor, Rickard K. Fox, Louis L.
Lorillard, Dante] F. Dickinson and Hamil
ton McK. Twombly. Mr. Fox came in after
wards, and the work of getting the jury
was then continued.
THE AFTERNOON SESSION.
The trial adjourned this evening with
eleven jurors in the box. The defense have
exhausted peremptory challenges,
and the people twelve. Total number of
jurors so far examined is 831, out,of 1,400
summoned. No fines wore imposed to-day
on the talecneli, who responded to the sum
mons to show cause why-they should not he
punished for contempt, as all had legal ex
cuses. The judge held court from 2 o’clock
until 7 this evening, and just before the ad
journinent'District Attorney Martine moved
for a commitment of the defendant.
Mr. St Orkney, for the defense, argned
that it would jeopardize Mr. Sharp’s case:
that he was an old man and seriously ailing,
and that it would be an unprecedented pro
Judge Barrett finally decided to defer fur
ther action on. the District Attorney’s mo
tion until the warrants issued for the arrest
of the alleged embracers should he returned.
Mr. Sharp and liis counsel left the court
room, the Judge refusing, for the presdnt,
to commit the defendant. Further proceed
ings in the embracery cases will be heard
The District Supreme Court Declares
the Blue Law Unconstitutional.
Washington, June 6.—The District Su
preme Court has decided that the Sunday
law of 1864 is invalid, thus disposing of the
two test cases of Mr. Standiford, a druggist,
and Mr. Cochran, a tobacconist. This de
cision is not understood to affect the Sunday
liquor law, but puts an end to the agitation
of the old “blue laws” under which an at
tempt was made to stop all Sunday traffic,
except that in milk and ice and filling pre
scriptions by the druggists. Tiie sale of the
newspapers was restricted to a few hours in
THE GRAND TRUNK’S NOVEL DEFENSE.
An answer was received this morning by
ths Interstate Commerce Commission from
the Chicago and Grand Trunk Railroad
Company to tlie complaint of the Michigan
Central Railroad Company against it for
selling tickets to commercial travelers at a
lower rate than that given to the public
generally. The Grand Trank railroad ad
mits the sale of the tickets and the other
facts stated by tlie road making complaint.
It holds that the form of ticket sold the
commercial travelers is in the nature
of a special contract, by which the company
is relieved from some part of the liability
subject to which it transports other passen
gers, and it is claimed that this limitation
constitutes a sufficient reason for the dis
crimination in favor of the commercial
travelers. It is also stated that these trav
elers constitute a distinct class of the rail- 1
road traveling public, generally riding short
distances at a time and visiting a number of
places for business on the line of the road,
often going from one section to another by
freight trains, and altogether traveling very
much more than any other class of
people. They also create a largo freight
traffic over the roads by the sales they make
at the places along the line. In view of
these considerations it is contended that the
provisions of interstate commerce law do
not apply to the mileage tickets sold to the
MR. COBCOAN SERIOUSLY ILL.
W. W. Corcoran, the aged millionaire
philanthropist, was suddenly stricken with
paralysis this afternoon while at the dining
table. Physicians were called in and an
anodyne was administered and lie was put
to bed where he is now resting quietly. Au
intimate friend of Mr. Corcoran’s said that
lie did not know to what to ascribe the at
tack, except that Mr. Corcoran was an old
man, who would celebrate his eighty-ninth
birthday on Dec. 27, next.
FLAGS AT HALF MAST.
By the direction of the President it is
ordered that, as a mark of public respect to
the memory of the late William A. Wheeler,
ex-Vice President of the Unity) States, the
lings upon all the public buildings in this
city bo displayed at half mast throughout
to-morrow, June 7, the day of the funeral
of the deceased.
KELLEY WILL NOT DESERT THE SHIP.
Representative Kelley says there is no
truth in the published statement that he
contemplates leaving Congress at the end of
Ids present term and settling in Anniston,
FRENCH CONVICTS WARNED OFF.
New Caledonia's “Assisted Emigrants”
Not Wanted Here.
Washington, June 0. —Assistant Secre
tary Maynard to <lny telegraphed the Col
lector c.f Customs at San Francisco to pre
vent the landing of tho French convicts
fnmi New Caledonia, should any such arrive
at that port. Previous instructions on this
subn et acre sent the collector lie mail, and
ii wits fcarol that the immigrants might
arrive at Kan Francisco before the lettar.
A Husband Avenges His Wrongs.
Pasui.i.k, Va., Juno <i. Last night M.
Ii '•'arli v, malinger of the city electric light
v.,wfe* shot and Idllwi George W. tinnier, a
\ our/; man of 1* who lmd been criminally
PH.imatc with Farley’s wife.
SAVANNAH, GA„ TUESDAY, JUNE TANARUS, 1887.
WORDSOF DEEP MEANING
ENGLAND CHARGED WITH IN
TRIGUE AND DUPLICITY.
Hands Off of Russia’s Possession—The
Sultan Given a Gentle “ Hint ”
Bribery Charged on England’s En
voys France Taking Part in the
St. Petersburg, June 6.—The iVocoe
Vremya says the first attempt that is made
to displace the present Emir of Bokhara
by his brother, will bo the signal for Rus
sian occupation of the country. The .Vo roe
Vremya also says it suspects the English to
be intriguing in Bokhara and warns Bug
land that such conduct, instead of rendering
Russia more pliable in accepting the pro
posed settlement of the Egyptian question,
will have a contrary effect.
THE SULTAN IN TROUBLE.
Constantinople, June 6.—Count de
Montebello anil M. Nelidoff, the French and
Russian Ambassadors respectively, have
lodged the objections of their governments
to the ratification by Turkey of the Anglo-
Turkish convention relative to Egypt. M.
Nelidoff, in commuicating his government’s
objections, hinted that if the Sultan ratified
tlie convention such action might cost him
his throne. He also indirectly charged Eng
land with bribing the Grand Vizier with
£600,000 and the other palace officials with
large amounts in order to secure their
approval of the convention. The Sultan,
after an interview with M. Nelidaff, hur
riedly summoned Sir Henry Drummond
Wolff, the special British envoy, with refer
ence to Egypt, and questioned him as to the
truth of these charges. Sir Henry indig
nantly denied that he or his government had
been guilty of bribery. The Turkish offi
cials who were. said to have received the
bribes also warmly protested their innocence
of the charges.
RUSSIA DOESN’T WANT GERMANS.
London, June 6. —The Russian ukase for
bidding foreigners to acquire estates on the
western frontier is designed principally to
put ail end to the influx of Germans into
Russia. There are in Russia so many Ger
man factories, warehouses and farms, the
productions of which are of profit to the
Germans exclusively, that the Russian
government regards "them as detrimental to
the country, owing to their competi
tion. Besides most of the Germans
are members of the German army reserve,
and in the event of war they might become
a hostile outpost, familiar with Russia’s
topography, resources and strategic condi
tion, and might seek ail alliance with the
Foies. The Ukase will not effect it object
at once, as it dpes not disturb the foreigners
who are already landlords. Many hold
land under temporary concessions, which
will not lie renewed when their terms ex
pire. This, together with the Russianizing
movement in the Baltic provinces, mull pro
duce an increasing breach between tier
many and Russia, and renders impossible
the renewals of their former cordiality,
which was undermined by Count Bisiflarck's
action at the Berlin Congress and his policy
in the Bulgarian crisis.
DYKES STILL UNREPAIRED.
Vienna, June o.—The efforts of thousands
of workmen for three days and the use of
tons upon tons of stones have not proved
sufficient to stop the gap in the Kishisza
dyke in the submerged district of Hungary.
It cannot even be said that the rush of the
water has been lessened. It is agreed on all
hands that the bursting of the dyke is due to
the culpable neglect on the "part of the
government, which had often been warned
of its weakened condition.
THE EMPEROR HAS A COLD.
Berlin. Juno 6. —It is officially announced
that the Emperor “William caught cold dur
ing his visit to Kiel last week and is, in con
sequence, compelled to remain in his rooms.
There are not any serious symptoms con
nected with his illness.
OUR NEIGHBOR’S LESSON.
Canada Read, a Severe Lession for In
creasing Her Iron Duty.
London, June 6.— The Standard this
morning reads Canada a severe lesson for
increasing her duties on iron and steel,
which, it says, is a selfish policy and can
only tend to sunder the colonies from the
mother country. ‘ ‘The increase was made, ”
it says, “on the hollow pretense of a desire
to check the rapid increase of the trade with
the United States in our favor. We decline
tlie offer with thanks. We do not want our,
trade fostered at the expense of our neigh
bor even if it could lie done,
but it cannot be done bi that
way. The interest of Canada is to foster its
trade with the United States by every
means in its power. The freer the trade is
on the Canadian side, the larger will it be,
in spite of the insane tariff of the Unitea
States, and the larger the trade with the
United States is, the richer will Canadian
people become, and tlie more business will
they do with other countries.”
COLLISION IN THE BRITISH CHANNEL..
A collision occurred in the channels be
tween the British bark Hamburg, from
New York for Liverpool, and the British
steamer Tern. The steamer was sunk and
her Captain and four seamen were drowned.
The Tern was of 609 tons burden and was
from Mediterranean ports.
THE NEW ORDER OF THE DAY.
Hamburo, June 6. —A number of houses
in this city, which wore occupied by over
16,000 people, have been demolished to al
low of the improvements in connection with
the Canal ana New Hartford.
730 PF.rUSIIED BY THE CYCLONE.
Calcutta, June 6 been proved
beyond a doubt by the picking up of the
captain’s chest that the steamer Bir John
Lawrence was lost in the recent cyclone off
this coast. It carried 730 passengers and it
is believed the whole number were lon t.
The largest part of the passengers were
native ladies who were going to tlie Jugger
naut, in Orissa, to celebrate the Juggernaut
festival. The catastrophe has cast a feeling
of great gloom over the Hindoo community
hero, and ull the best families are in mourn
ing for relatives or friends who were among
A BIG FIND.
Madrid, June 6.—lt. is reported that a
hidden treasure, to the value of £011,000,000
sterling, has been discovered ill the palace
of the deceased Vizier at Rabat, Morocco.
EVICTIONS RESUMED YESTERDAY.
Dublin, June 6. —The evictions at Bodill
wore resumed to-ilay.
great distress of the peasants.
Vienna, June 6. —The flood has reached
Make, Szegodin and Hole, and there is great
distress in those towns. Thousands of men
are working to repair the dykes. Piles have
been driven twenty-seven feet into the sand
and fastened together with chains, yet after
a few hours' rush of the water has torn
them up. To-day a pile-driving ixmt was
dashed to pieces. Two companies of pio
neers have been order'd from Temosvar to
guard against, nn v emergency In case the
men strikeor yield to exhaustion.
MR. PARNELL IN BETTER HEALTH.
London. Jure 7.—Mr. I’arnell/isited the
House of, Common* yesterday. He is in
much better health, hnvhs geined flesh
during the recess. The Conservative mem
bers are signing a “rand robin” urging the
government to make a vigorous attempt to
end the coercion debate.
What the London Press Has to Say
About the Ex-Premier.
London, June 6. —The Daily News says
it will not be Mr. Gladstone's fault if the
LitxTal quarrel is not healed. It. is neither
he nor his supporters who are irreconcilia
“triumphs in his wrongs.
The Times says Mr. Gladstone audaciously
triumphs in his wrong. His apology in his
speech at Swansea on Saturday for the ob
struction methods in Parliament of the op
ponents of the government's Irish bill, it
a Ids, gives the government, a grave diffi
culty to confront.
Tho Unionists are of the opinion that Mr.
Gladstone’s recent speech will not, form a
basis of the settlement between Liberals
and UmonLsts on other prints hi discussion.
KEY WEST REPORTS.
One New Case and One Death Since
Key West, June 6. —There has been one
death from yellow lever, and one new case
since yesterday. The record now stands:
Deaths 6, sick 9, convalescent 3, total num
ber of caros 18. A man named Elliott died
last night. This place is now quarantined
by all ports as far as knowm, except. New
York and Havana. It is still raining. With
clearing weather an abatement of the dis
ease is looked for.
BARTOW QUARANTINES KEY WEST.
Bartow, Fla., June 6.—Bartow has
quarantined against Key West, Tampa, and
the country south. Parties not having
health certificates coming from these places
will lie subject to fifteen days’ quarantine.
AIDING KEY WEST.
Washington, June 6.—Advices re
ceived at the Marine Hospital Bureau
from Key West are to the effect that
the yellow fever is spreading through the.
town. Every - effort is being made by
the officers of the bureau to assist the local
authorities in checking the spread of the
epidemic. A telegram was sent to Key
West to-day by tho acting Surgeon Gen’-rnl
authorizing the officers of tlie Marine Hos
pital Service, if necessary, to employ skilled
nurses at the government's expense to take
care of the sick.
A Minnesota Railroad Official Paints
a Most Discouraging 1 Picture.
St. Paul, Minn., June 6.— lt is learned
that at a meeting of the Railroad Commis
sioners held Saturday to consider the appli
cation of the Minneapolis and St. Louis
road for a suspension of the long and short
haul clause of the State railroad law, Vice
President Trusdell made some startling
statements. He explained the injury which
the new law had worked to his line. They
are unable to compete with Chicago. Mil
waukee and St. Paul, and the Burlington
and Northern railroad had made a 7c rate
on flour, so that they are unable
to do any through business. Their
freight trains to the East are mainly made
up of empty cars, for which they iy three
quarters of a cent mileage for returning to
the Eastern roads. He informed Senator
Pope and the other gentlemen present that
if they restricted roads of tho State to the
law which they prescribe, every line would
be in the hands of a receiver in less than a
year. The matter was then referred to the
commission, and a decision will not be an
nounced for several days.
WHEELER’S FUNERAL TO-DAY.
The Remains to be Interred Beside
Those of his Wife at Malone.
Malone, N. Y., June W. — The body of ex-
Vice President Wheeler w ill lie in state in
the vestibule of tho Congregational church
on Tuesday from 10:30 till 12:15 p. m. All
husiness will be suspended in Malone Tues
day. The guards of honor will attend the
body while at the church. Some two years
ago Mr. Wheeler placed a marble casket
beside the remains of his wife in his lot in
the cemetery here. He left with
bis brother-in-law written instructions
to have a casket of oak made for the recep
tion of his liody and selected pall-bearers,
D. W. Lawrence, H. H. Thomson, H. A.
Taylor, VV. A. Short, C. G. Gleason and T.
R. Kane, all old friends. Maj. D. H.
Harton will have charge of the funeral.
Gov. Hill has sent a telegram of sympathy
and regrets his inability to lie present at the
HONORS J? OR. THE DEAD.
Memorial Observances at Winches
Winchester, Va., June Confederate
memorial day was celebrated with much
spirit, though the rain fell all day. A large
crowd from the surrounding counties came
here, ami the decoration of the graves and
shafts in the State lots in the Stonewall
cemetery were profuse and handsome.
SERVICES AT BALTIMORE.
Baltimore, June 6.—Confederate Memo
rial Day was observed in this city with im
pressivo ceremonies. The graves of the
Confederate dead wore profusely decorated
and the monument erected to the,memory
of Col. Harry Gilmer, was unveiled. To
night services were held nt, Ford’s Opera
House, where Gen. D. H. Hill, of North
Carolina, delivered an oration on “The
Well Entertained by his People in New
York and Brooklyn.
New York, June 6.— Cardinal Gibbons
sjient the duv nt the residence of Maj. J. C.
Keily, Jr., No. 213 Clermont avenue, Brook
lyn. Among his callers were Bishop Mc-
Laughlin, of Brooklyn, and the memliers of
the Supreme Conclave of the Catholic Be
nevolent Legion. President J. C. Maguire
made an clatsirate addless, to which tlie
Cardinal briefly responded. This evening
Maj. Keily tendered the Cardinal a dinner,
attended hy Archbishop Corrigan. Bishop
McLaughlin, Fathers Foley and Uailly ana
KEEP THE WORK GOING.
Two Indian Murderers Shot by Their
Own Tribal Officers.
Chicago, June 6.—A Little Rock special
describes the execution of two Indians near
the Seminyle agency, Indian Territory, who
had been convicted by the Indian court of
murder. They were shot by the Indian
Sheriff and his deputy, and died on the first
Arts of tlie officers.
New Officers for Cotton Exchange.
New York. June 6.— The election of the
officers of the Cotton Exchange for the year
was held to-day with the following result:
President. Chm-Un n Miller: Vice Presi
dent. J. H. ParAOMßrer. W. T. Miller.
KNIGHTS OF LABOR ON CONGRES
Report of the National Legislative
Committee Regarding Their Work
at the Forty-Ninth Congress Con
gressmen and Others Handled With
out Gloves-^Their Views on Various
Washington, June 6.—Tlie National
Legislative Committee of the Knights of
Lid Kir have submitted to the General Exe
cutive Board tlie rajKirt of their labors
during the short session of the Forty-ninth
Congress. It is a long document, describing
at length the measures that had the supjxirt
of the committee during the session, and
criticizing sharply the failure of Congress
to pass a numlier of the bills brought for
ward by the House Committee on Labor.
The letter carriers’ eight hour bill, says the
report, was antagonized by Mr. Springer in
favor of a bill known as the trade dollar
bill, a bill in the interest of speculators.
LETTER CARRIERS' BILL A GOOD ONE.
The letter carriers’ bill would put into the
pockets of the letter carriers, in the shu(>c
of the reduced hours, so the Post Office De
partment claimed, *1,250,000. The passage
of the trade dollar bill actually put into the
pocket of the speculators *4,000,000, every
dollar of which was gotten from the pool
ets of the p<Kir by the law that demonetized
it. That steal was ably seconded by a sys
tematic boycott on the part of the bunking
fraternity,which now, by the enactment of
the present law, received their re
ward *by getting one hundred
cents on the dollar for that
which they only paid 80c. for. As to the
Oklahoma bill the Commissioner is of the
opinion that if the measure hail been allowed
to come to a vote it. would have had a
Majority in the House, but under the
present method of the legislation tlie mem
bers were deprived of the chance to express
t.heic preference. The report gives an ac
count of the many attempts made by Repre
sentative Willis to got the Blair educational
bill before the House, and continues:
DENOUNCE THE METHODS.
“Representative Willis introduced a reso
lute hi to relieve the Committee on Educa
tion from the further consideration of the
bill by a privileged question to amend the
rules of the House, but he was ruled out of
order by Mr. Springer, and in an under
handed manner j in the opinion of this com
mittee, Mr. Willis withdrew his motion
with tlie remark that he would renew
it when the regular Speaker was
in the chair. Mr. Willis then circulated
the petition and secured 120 names, and
might have secured a great many more,
but he thought tlint number sufficient, and
presented the same to the Committee on
Rules, asking them to consider tho proposi
tion to so amend the rules of the House that
the educational bill could lie considered.
The Committee on Rules ignored this peti
tion. It is the opinion of the friends
of the measure that the committee on edu
cation wns packed against the hill by the
speaker when be appoiuted the committee,
which opinion is shared by your committee,
because of bis actions later on, in refusing
to consider the question in the committee on
rules, when so requested by 120 members of
the House by a petition.”
ANOTHER GREAT QUESTION TOUCHED.
The interstate commerce law next receives
the attention of tho committee, and of it
l, For the past ten years there has been in
troduced into Congress by Representative
Reagan, of Texas, a bill'entitled, a bill to
regulate the Inter-State commerce, and it
became evident to the railroad managers of
the country that from the growing de
mands of the people, the time had arrived
when such a measure had to be passed.
Realizing this, the railroad interests of the
country set about to circumvent the Reagan
bill, which was a simple, plain law, that
was easy of interpretation, and was positive
in its provisions to protect the interest of
the people as agonist tho growing power of
the corporations of the country. They had
introduced into the Senate the bill known
as the Cullom bill, a bill that contained
twenty-two sections, and every one of them
admitting of a doubtful construction, so
much so that no one in the Senate or the
House was able to interpret it—not oven its
godfather, Senator Cullom, who, when
asked to explain it on the floor of the Sen
ate, tacitly admitted his inability to do so.
ASKED FOR A VETO ON IT.
This committee, in accordance with the
fifth plank of our declaration of principles,
supported the one with th least legal tech
nicalities, and went so far as to ask the
President on the tiehalf of those whom they
represented to vefo the bill which had been
passed. The committee, up to this date has
not seen any arguments on the part of their
critics that have caused them in any way to
recede from the position they assumed on
the question; but on the contrary the evi
dence is daily coming to the front of the
doubtful interpretation of the law.
THE COMMITTEE'S HATISFACTION.
F.very dav strengthens the opinion of this
committee £hnt the day is not far distant
when the praise of their constituents and
the people at large will lie bestowed ujKin
them for tlie course they pursued in the
matter, and the committee feel confident
that the near future will bring them their
reward that they arc entitled to, viz., the
acknowledgement that they acted conscien
tiously in the course they pursued."
IF THEY WERE ONLY CONGRESSMEN.
The report comments severely u|kih the
failure of Congress to puss some of the iin
jMirtanl land forfeiture bills mid says some
very crooked work was done by the land
attorneys and sbj'xtering lawyers in connec
tion witli the forfeiture of some of the
grunts, qnd that In many cases the settlers
nave been duped and defrauded by these
men, who have been poring as their
friends, and in several instances, ha\re *uc
ceeded in getting several thousand nollare
in notes from the |ieople lis'ated on the
land*. The report says that these attorneys
are without influence in the way of secur
ing legislation, and hopes that this state
ment may be the means of saving some of
the settlers from iieing gulled in the future.
THE COMMITTEE GET SARCASTIC.
“As early as the first of February we were
informed tnat in order to secure any action
on several measures that the committee were
interested in. and which had l>een boycotted
by the Committee on Rules of tlie House,
we must secure the consent of that commit
tee. The special custodians of this sacred
burial plitre were John G. Carlisle,
the Speaker of the House; “William R.
Morrison, ami Samuel J. Randall, on the
part of tin* dominant party, and Thomas B.
Rood and Frank Hiscock, acting for the
minority party. The former three were
the masters when it came to a party ques
tion. We sought, by written request, an
interview with one of the members of the
THE COMMITTEE GET RILED.
In this effort we were successful, but came
away no wiser, and we fear, from our dis
position, not better men. HuUsequcnUy we
sought au interview with Mr. Carlisle, but
met wit hno better hucit**. There Imabeon
no legislation enacted during the last five
session*, but such as has been xnbls’t
to the scrutiny of these three mem
bers of the Committee on Rules
from the dominant party, termed
by the members of the House the “Steering
Committee,” and so far as the mem tiers of
the House were concerned (save keeping
their seats warm) t hey might ns well have
fone home four weeks before adjournment.
lie Speaker of the House of the Republic
was an absolute dictator of 55,000,000 peo
ple, r.n far as any legislation they desired
was concerned during the last, six days of
tho present Congress.
it is tla> opinion of your committee that,
the next General Assembly should select not
more than three great public measures, aud
pi'oeeed to educate our members and the
public at. large in them.” The report is
signed by Ralph Bomuuont, J. J. McCart
ney and James Campbell.
WORK CRB AND TALKERS.
How a Frenchman Settles tho Vexed
Question of Government Aid.
Chicago, Junefl.—At a meeting of the
Trade and Labor Assembly yesterday
Victor Delahaye, a French Nationalist , was
introduced. He said hi' had been sent, to
America by the French government to in
vestigate tho labor problem in this country.
He was also invested with authority to ex
amine various machines for manufacturing
textile fabrics, and to purchase such patent
rights ns were deemed advisable for
furthering that class of work. He
gave a pretty full description of
the wage problem in his country. Through
political action they have gained a strong
influence with the present government.
Several large buildings were being con
structed in Paris at the government expeuse,
to lie used for offices by the working people
and the labor organizations. They were
now asking tho government for a loan of
fl. 000,000 francs with which to buy machin
ery for themselves. They propose to pay
this money back in sixty years. Ho naively
added, that if the government did not en
able them to get the machinery, they would
have t<> take it any way, and this remark
cal lisl for groat, appumse.and unvote of thanks
was rewarded the speaker.
CLAIMS AN INCREASE OF MEMBERSIIIP.
Jamestown, N. Y., June ti.—Thomas B.
Barry, of the Executive Board of the
Knights of Labor, arrived here yesterday
from Philadelphia to organize the local nx
makers, but wns unsuccessful. He was asked
as to tlv truth of the recently published
statement that the meintrirsfiip of the
Knights was decreasing. “The statement is
not true,” said Mr. Barry. “We now have
a membership of between 11,100,000 and 13,-
<(00,000, and the number is steadily increas
ing. We have secured upward of 15,000
new members since the Richmond conven
tion, held in October, 18K0.”
Mr. Barry was shown two telegrams, one
from Philadelphia announcing tho action of
Local Assembly No. 13fl in denouncing the
(tenoral Executive Board, and the other
from Chicago regarding a proposed secret
meeting in that city of the Knights of
Labor antagonistic to Master Workman
Powderly, Mr. Barry refused to bo inter
viewed upon the subject, stating that he
was not in a position to be quoted. He was
a good deal surprised anil rather indignant
liecauso the axmnkers would not organize as
Knights of Labor.
SILVER WORKERS RETURN.
New York, June fl.—All the silver
workers, excepting t wenty chasers, out on
a strike at tho Whiting Manufacturing
Company’s went back to work to-day on
terms mutually satisfactory. The chasers
are expected to return to-morrow. Further
conferences between the employes and the
employers were held at Tiffany’s and Domi
nick dE Hoff’s this afternoon.
A STRIKE IMPENDING.
Reading, Pa., June fl. —The committee
representing LBOO employees of the different
mills of the Reading Iron Works, (Milled
upon the management to-day and notified
them that at a meeting of all tho employes,
it had been agreed not to accept the pro
posed 10 per cent, reduction, announced to
take effect June 13. If the reduction is en
forced a strike is probable.
Pittsburg, June fl.—All differences be
tween the stove manufacturers and mould
ers have been amicably settled, and work
will lie resumed in the foundries in this sec
tion to-morrow morning.
MASTER BUILDERS WORRIED.
Bricklayers “See them One Better” bv
Starting a Nov/ Brick Company.
Chicago, Junk <i. —A local paper Huys
the master builders are thinking seriously
of sending to Cunrula for bricklayers to take
the place of the strikers. It is generally ad
mitted that bricklayer* are not coming to
the city very rapidly in answer to the ad
A co-operative brick company was organ
ized Saturday, with a capital stock of #‘><),-
IKK), the Knights of Labor controlling seven
ty-five shares and the Bricklayers’ Union
twenty-five shares. The now company has
completed the purchase of the land which
the Knights have lieon trving to get hold of
for a long time. The brick-making machines
are bought and setup Over 100 men, ft is
said, will commence making brick at once.
Hpeaking of the new enterprise, President
Vorkeller, of the Bricklayers’ Union, said:
“If the dealers won’t supply organized labor
with material, organized labor will supply
FATAL tree claim.
It Causes Three Murders, One Wound
ed Man and a Suicide.
Huron, Dak., June 8. —Siaion Nelson
shot and killed Mrs. Shaw, her son, aged
übout 15, and her sister, Miss Lyman, aged
alxiut 22, this morning. The tragedy was
the result of a contest over a tree claim
which had been decided in favor of Mrs.
Shaw. Nelson also shot a man named
Kelsey through the body, fatally wounding
him. Another man named Lyman was
with the party, but escaped by getting be
hind a team. After the shooting Nelson re
turned homo and placing the muzzle of his
rifle to his temple, blew out his brains. The
crime was committed about two miles from
A Jury “Hang” on the Color Line and
the Criminals Escape.
Lynchburg, Va., June H.— Watkins and
Hfoptoe, the negroes who murdered Lizzie
Wilson in Koanoke three years ago, and who
have been tried four times, each trial result
ing in a hung jury, the jury dividing on the
colored line, were released from custody to
day on a nol prosse by the Attorney of the
Common wealth in this city. The case at
tracted n great deul of Interest.
O BRIEN IN GOOD HANDS.
Reception Tendered the Irish Editor by
the New York Journals.
Nk.w York, June h. —Editor O’Brien was
tendered an informal reeepi ion by the New
York Press Club this after
noon. About ‘-’OO the New
York newspapers v.-aHaraMßt, Remarks
were made bv Mr. ' Nye and
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TYPOS IN CONVENTION.
GRAND GATHERING OF THE DELE
GATES AT BUFFALO.
Thirty-Fifth Annual International Ty
pographical Union Now in Session
—Large Attendance President’s Re
ports Favorable and Encouraging-
Buffalo, N. Y., June o.—At 10:30 this
morning President William Aimison, of
Nashville, called the delegates to order and
declared the Thirty-Fift h Annual Interna
tional Typographical Union Convention
open for business. The hall was completely
filled with the delegates, ex-delegates, visi
tors and members of the local union and a
few Indies. Fully 300 persons were present.
Of these about 105 are delegates. More niN
expected to-day and to-morrow, and al
least '3OO more in all will lie here. The Con
vention adjourned to 1:30 this afternoon to
permit tho Committee on Credentials, of
which Mr. Connelly, of Washington, is tha
chairman, to prepare their report*. Af
ter the recess President Aiinison delivered
hiR annual address. He congratulated tha
convention on the progress made in the past
year Hiid the cheerful outlook for the future.
Of the strike fund the President said: “It is
a mooted question whether the fund, as it
exists now, is not productive ot more in
jury than benefit,, last year it ’vns made
obligatory to ndopt the strike fund law and
nt, once numerous applications wei ■ made
for aid. So many in fact, that the Exec utive
Council became convinced that,other uidonl
would he violent in their opposition to the
consequent assessment. There can he no
question but that in many instances the ’
fund, and with no just, demand, was a
potent factor in asking an advance, and if
the fund had lieen allowed an immense
number of men would have been thrown
out, of work. The Executive Council there
fore determined to withdraw all aid except
in extraordinary cases.” The President
also stated that, the Increase in the Press
mens’ Union hail lieen very gratifying.
The following decisions, which the Presi
dent hud made, were submitted: “Theuuion
has no right to set, apart a day ns a national 1
holiday and declare tnenihcn unfair
they do not oliscrve it. Local 1
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"id-" , .| . filtilli;: ,
sion in the convention, w'PTUlWfent said
that, porhajis the union nfaWKver been con
fronted with such an intricate or difficult
imention, and that whether it was for good of
ill, could only be determined by time. “The
system," lie said, “has many supporters
within tho rnnks of the union, who argue
that it affords work to many, and is also
of great advantage to many of the papers
in tlje small towns and even large cities, and
that there are more members engaged than
displaced by the use of the plates. On the
other hAiui. their opponents argue that it is
a dangerous experiment, and it will
gradually reduce the working force and
eventually prove a curse and liecome a bone
of contention and continual troublAietween
the proprietors and their compositors. In
the jiast, year subordinate unions were al-’
lowed to use their own judgment in this
matter, but an expression should now be
given, hnsi-d on the rules adopted at the lasts
convention. The question must lie ap
proached with prudence and carefully con
sidered, us becomes its gravity.”
The report by the Chief Organizer, based
on investigations on the general effect of
the system, will he submitted of a nine-hour
law. The President said it was a most; im
portant, question, and would affect book
and job printers the most, but whether the
time wits ripe to pane it the union must de
cide. In his opinion the coming year it
would have important matters enough to
deal with without this, and he suggests
the assertion of tho union’s faith in the plan,
und its jxwtponement to a more convenient
season. Of apprentices, ho said: “This time- j
worn subject is still with its. The resolu
tion prohibiting subordinate unions from
recognizing apprentices on morning papers,
who may thereafter be illegally placed
thereon, ruis not boon heartily acquiesced in,
amounting to n non-observance. A strange
paradox is that the employers who suffer
from incompetent workmen place obstacles
in the way of remedying the evil
They Relate to Convicts, Marriage and
Divorce, and to Strikes.
Washington, June fl.—Commissioner
Carroll D. Wright, of the United States Bu
reau of Talior Statistics, will shortly issue
his report, on convict labor, the statistics for
which were collected by the special agents
of the bureau last year. Commissioner
Wright thinks the report will be found to
be exhaustive of tho subject. The commis
sioner wilt state that in his judgment it is
nt once unwise anil unjust for a State to
attempt to make money out of its convicts. '
Prisons are reformatory, not money-mak
ing institutions. They ought not to in
terfere with outside commercial and
manufacturing enterprises. They ought not
to affect wages of labor or prices of pind
ucta. There is no more reason why a State
should make money out of its prisons than
out of its insane asylums. Nor do the prac
tical results justify the attempts to do so.
The convicts of the State of Massachusetts
cost the State $900,000 a year. Their labor
brings In less than $3-10,000. Commissioner
Wright propose* as a solution of
the problem that hereafter convicts
shall lie employed only in ham labor for the
account of th< State. It is only when they
ure liaised to contractors or put on works
done with machinery that they interfere
with wages and prices. Commissioner
Wright's report on “strikes” will be ready
in tho fall. He is now collecting statistics
in regard to the lalior of workingmen for a
special re) Kirt. on their condition. He is pre
paring to collect statistics of “marriages and
divorces,” anil of the condition of the railway
employes for siiei-ial reports on these sub
jects. These will lie the first of their kind
ever made in this country. ('ommissiouer
Wright’s H]ieoial agent* will coliert the sta
tistics for these two reports simultaneously.
They will have to visit 3,T00 tribunals
which have issued divorces in the jiast ten
years, the period during which the compari
son is to lie made. South Carolina, where
divorces are grant**i only by act or ty-gis.
lature, will be the only State or Territory
PROMPTLY SWUNG UP.
Another Negro Brute Meets Death foz
an Attemptod Assault.
Chicago, June tk —A special from Helena.
Ark, says: A telephone message was re
ceived yesterday from Clarendon announc
ing the lynching last night of the negro whe
attempted to outrage Mrs. Park, th
mother-in-law of Sheriff J. W. Robinson,
of Monroe county. About forty people took
the negro from tin* jail and hanged him to a
ti'eo near the work-house. The negro w nt
captured within a few minutes after he had
left his intended victim. He oonfteaad tha
crime before dying.
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