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I ESTABLISHED ISftO. | ■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 I made. 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 my. I Mr. Parsons—We have no objection to ■ proceeding before the jury on what is not ■ immaterial. 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 ■nrsponsible parties. ■ 'indgo Barrett, disgustedly—“ That will ■ io - Mr. Kolinvvelier. You lied to the re porters.” ■ 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 ■mpartial juror.” ■ 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 minutes.” 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 ceeding. 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 to-morrow morning. WASHINGTON POINTERS. 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 morning. 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 commercial agents. 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, Ala. 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 Embroglio. 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 the passengers. 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. GLADSTONE DISCUSSED. 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 ble. “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 Yesterday—Hopeful Views. 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. STARTLING STATEMENTS. 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 funeral. HONORS J? OR. THE DEAD. Memorial Observances at Winches ter, Va. 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 Old South.”. CARDINAL GIBBONS 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 others. 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. CONGRESS. KNIGHTS OF LABOR ON CONGRES SIONAL METHODS. 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 Questions. 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 thev say: 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 Randall party. 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. UNITED AGAIN. 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 vertisement. 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 itself.” 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 this place. BLIND JUSTICE. 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 (PRICE fllO A VE\R. I j 5 CENTS A COPY. | 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- Decisions Announced. 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. DECISIONS ANNOUNCED. 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 ...... Uio iftijaiotat, l "id-" , .| . filtilli;: , f' ■i jiptfdtj^teti, tW'irsafii&t disi 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 LABOR STATISTICS. 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 not visited. 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. ■ .£i m 9