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MEMPHIS, TENN., FRIDAY, AriUL 5. 18S9.
VOL. XLIX NO. G9
Harrison Will Not Eecognize Them.
Their Journeya to the White Unsuc
cessful and Chagrining.
Tho Prosldont Treats Them Like
Wards of the Nation ,
Rather Than, as They Say, Like
Men Who Elected Hhn.
The Black Man Is Being Taught a Lea
son Which Ha Should Have
Learned Long Ago Ha ia
a Mere Tool.
Special Plrpatch lo Tlio Apponl.
Wasiiinuton, April 4. The colored
delvgation who linvo boon up hero from
the Mouth looking for pnlronago under this
Administration nro disgusted and indig
mint ut the trcutincnt whicli tlioy liave re
ceived at the hnnds of President UnrriHon
when they have callod on him at the
White llouso. One of tliciu mid to
"Jay to your correspondent, nfter a
trip of this sort: "President Har
rison acorns to look upon the
negroes as wards of the nation
rather than as members of tho great party
which elected 1)1 in to the position ha now
holds; he treats us as though we were to
lie protected, an 1 never seems to think
that we ought to be considered in connec
tion with olilce holding. He afTocts to
look on us with pity and sympathy, hut
will not recognise us as men sud Kcpubli
cans." Tlio negroes sre very hot at this sort of
ltrjrrllou af Band OfTcr.
Wasiiinotom, April 4. Tim action of
Secretary Windom today in rejecting largo
ofl'cring of 4) r cent, bonds at 10J,
I08J and 10s) is regarded at the Treasury
IVpartmcnt as indicating his purposo of
not paying over 108 for these bonds, for
the present nt leant When MHked this
afternoon why he had not accepted any of
today's offers, tho Secretary replied: "Tho
tates were too high," and declined to say
anything more on tho subject A promi
nent olliciul of the department however,
said today that it was ntrsngo that there
were so few oflcritigi of 4 er rents., as
there was no good reason for suppoxing
the Secretary would not buy lunula of that
lean, provided they nro ottered at reasona
ble rate. Iho hint oiler of 4 Mr cents,
was nt UHl. It wus rejected, tha olliciul
si id, because it was abova tho prevailing
market rates and not necessarily because
tho SecnMary does not wish to apply any
of the surplus to tho psyiuent of that iar-
ticulur loan, st has been conjectured. It
is believed Secretary Windotu will outline
his Pol lev in this mutter more definitely in
a few days, lio hss been busy with so
msny oilier tun'.U'rsuptothis time that le
lias not been iililo to give it the consilient
lion ho purK s.
A quirt Itajr lor lbs Frealiteal.
Wamhsiito, April 4. This was the
President's lightest day so fur as callers
were concerned. They made up in talk,
liowovcr, what they lacked In numbers
and kept the President listening through'
out tho entire time devoted to business.
Among those alio saw tho President wero
Attorney-General Miller, Senator lliscock
and fricuds, Kiuitur Siiooncr, Kcptvscn
talivcs Allen, Kiirlon and Hultci worth,
with Mr. Lewis r-Vosongood and daughter.
lb prcacntslivo Coleman and friends and
Kcprcsclitulivo Hrower and friends, Wul-
ter Howard, spplicsnt for Iho Governor-
sliip ol Alaska: Justice ttiilium Mrong, J.
It G. Pitkin, ol New Or leu ns; Senator
Wolcott and ltcprei-eutalivee Osborne,
Thomns and Kinwv. Hon. Hubert T.
Lincoln, tho new Minister to Kngland,
culled slmnt nisin, in couioitny with Sena
tor Culloui, and bad a short interview
with the President lien. Juinm a
V..Lin l'nll.l U.ln. Arn.v- U' W
Hurt, llev. 1). W. Collins, llcpieaciitativcs
ol Iho Hoard oi roreign missions lor me
t'nilcd Pnshyterian Church, called, in
company ol l'r. jisicpli B. loopcr.
Jim rant Hi Slasl.
Wasihsotox, April 4. Xo news has
been received by olliccrs of the Navy Ie
pertinent up to 7;.'W o'clock this evening
In regard to the limiting of the Nimic at
Samoa. The announcement tiiruugh the
. Associated Prem that tha vessel had been
floated whs lecctvcd with a great deuol
satisfaction by Secretary Tracy aud tho
bureau olllrers of the Navy IVpartnicnt
"That's cshI news; that's good. 1 am glad
to bear ll," said the Secretary, and Ins
face indicated as well as his words the
treasure tha tldinirs gave him.
Commodore Walker, chief of the Ptiresa
of Navigation, was slao highly gialillcd at
the Intelligence. "Ihsl s a gain ol one,"
aaiil he. "II we can get her slloiit anJ
sent lo Aucklsnd and repaired It will be
doing vory well. 1 am glad to bear that
she is limited. The Nipnc Is a gooi boat.
very good one ol her kind." lie did not
think It likely that the Trenton or Van
d.ili could be saved, as tho dispatches in
dicated they wero too lisilty damaged.
Tbe l.yaarber nrlMrlUI.
W ash i kotos, April 4. Muj. l)vis, the
ud(.e sdvocsto of the I.) decker Court
Martial, is hnrd at work upon the record
of the proceeding. I lo cxieclto be able
to report the findings of the court lo Sec
rctnry PriH'tor tomorrow evening. They
will then be sent to thn Jii.l Advocate
(ieiiersl's ollice lor examination and re-
jxirt, and Un these recominendations
the fei ri liiry may lorni hi com lucioiis,
ill ride whether or not the Ondingsof tho
court shsll be spprovrd. Although the
formal order ol dissolution hss not yet
Uitn ninds, and will not Ih until the llnd
ings ol the cmirl have been linally acted
iipon. ills understood that no other busi
ness will rome before it and tho members
will be pcrmilted lo return to their sta
AVasiiixotok, April 4. Tlie Attorney
(ieneral lias apHiintei HrrU-tt llosa, of
Indians, to he Isw rletk of the lH psrt-
nient of Justice, vice N. T. N. Kobinson,
resigned, end 0. T. M. lluhbsrd, of II
as me Ststi', lo be stenographer and coufl
dentin) ttW.litry, viae Miss Lj da M. Uuil
resigned. J. G. Meeni, Chief of the Com-
imoiig 1'ivision or uie lreasury Arcni
tect's ollice. has resiirnod. and F. W. Tease.
of MuMsachusetts, has been selected for the
position. Air. Pease was formerly in the
ofliee, but wag dismissed bv the last ad
The or Herman Kemplnskl.
Washington, April 4. The Secretary
of State has been informed by a United
btatos Chnrgo d'Interim at 8t Petersburg
that duo action has been taken at the re
quest of this Government for tho libcra-
.1 If I' : i.l j. i . :
nun ui iieruiuu ivempiiisKi, inu American
citizen arrested on December -4 last In
Poland on a charge of having evaded mili
tary duty in liiiNHiu, of which country he
was a native. Thero a to feutures in this
enso that make it probablo that a favorablo
nnwswer may soon bo returned by tlio
Bef 1st Dlhpati'b to Tba Apiul.
Washington, April 4. Postmasters ap
pointed today: Tunuesseo It T. Porter,
Maury City, Crockett Countvj Smith Park,
Newhurn, Dyer County; It O. Ilobinson,
Southville, licKalb County; J. J. Jacobs,
Caiiling, DeKalb County; J. W. liroswell,
Coakevillo, Putnam County; M. A. Shirks,
Dowoltown, DeKalb County; D. D. Over
all, Lilierty, DeKalb County. Alabama
James D. r'get Igsr, Walker County;
It U Jones, lay Gap, Walker Couuty.
Hamilton Iteevcs. Jr.. of Now York, has
been appointed Assistant Chief Clerk of
the reunion JJuroau.
C. F. Clurkson. Jr.. of Iowa, has leen
apKiiuted private secretary to tho First-
Tho (iove.nuiont of Chili bos formally
signified its intention to participate in the
congress oi American nations, to uo held
in Washington this year.
Miss Ida Murphy, daughter ot promi
nent physician of St Paul, arrivod here
yesterday afternoon aa the guust of Mrs.
llarrUou at the While House.
Mr. Itobcrt T. Lincoln called upon the
President and Secretary llluino Yesterday
and lorinallv accepted the r.nglish mission.
Ho will sail for Kngland about the 15th ol
James A. Voso, of Maine, who, for four
teen years prior to the incoming of the
last administration, was appointment clerk
of the Pnstotlire Department, has been re
appointed to tils old position.
llids wero otx-ned at the Treasury Io-
part men t yesterday for undor-pinning and
concrete work on the Philadelphia mint
Four bids were received, the lowest being
Hint of Paul J. Kxsick A Sons, ol Phila
delphia, at f.I.KU.
The reduction of tho force at the Gov
ernment printing ollice, which usually fol
lows an adjournment ol I ongreM, begun
yesterday. About fifty employes were
discharged. There w ill lie more discharged
today and a few each d.iy until tho force
of employes is reduced to the number ro
during the recens.
A FATAL QUAHUEL
TAKE3 PLACE NEAR COVINGTON,
IN WHICH A MAN IS KILLED.
A Toung Pchool Teacher Named Billings
Kills In Celf-Defense a Well
Known Man Named Yarbro
Dlupute Over a Fenoo,
C'oviniuox, Tenn., April 4. The do-
tuils of a homicide whicli occurred near
llurleson yesterday huve lust been re
ceived Mr. I). S. Killings and A. Varbro
wero neighbor aud owned adjoining
lands. A dispute arose over the csiub
lishmetitof a line lictwcen them. Hill
lugs had buiil his fence Uhii tho lino es-
tiihliihed b the surveyoi and Yarbro
tore it down at fast as built Yesterday,
seems, Hilling had gono to
the disputed territory for tho
purpose of rebuilding his fence, and as a
mstter of precaution, had taken his
double-barreled shotgun along. About
11 o clock Ysrhro spiieored upon tho
scene aud a dispute aruwe. Angiy words
were used, ami larbro advanced ttiHin
Hilling with a drawn knife, at which till-
Ini.i retn nteil in the direction ot his gun.
with isrbro following. On tho wsy, lar
bro rallied an axe, snd closing his kuile,
K l.k ft. a - at.. I .M.nli.....l I t U.K.... ma
UlT I.... IIIV li.V Mill. H'HIIIIUl V. ... niiiHiiith
when'iiiKin Hilling took up the gun and
flred both barrels into his body at short
rsnge, mnklng glnist'y wounds, from
which l nrhro instantly died.
.Mr. Hilling at once surrendered lo the
district authorities and tin Irul was sc
limited u i on a plea of self defense. Mr,
Hillinir Isawcll known and Mipinar young
pentlemsn, a teacher in our public m-IumiI
ami has many Irien Is. larbro was eiiually
well known, having been at ono lime las
Collector ol Iho county and held other iui
IMirtiiiit position. He wii inclined lo s
iU:irrcUome and turbulent at times. The
occurrence is deeply regretted.
TUB MY8TEKY SOLVED.
The Killing of Meadows at Blrrn'mrbam
S-lsl Plipstrh to 1 b Aprt.
HiuMiKuii.iM, Ala., April 4. About two
months sgo the dead and decay body ol
while man, afterward identified aa J. W.
Mcadoas, was found in cave on the
south highlands. Tho man had been dead
for weeks, and his rulstlves alter a dsy or
tao gave up all Idea of finding who his
murderers were. I Motive Cunninghsm
has been at work on the case ever since.
however, and today arrestod four negroes,
!.aw rrnco Johnson, Henry Joe, Llii'laay
Mslsrhy and Gillcrt Lowe. The ollicer
says lie line evidence lo prove the lol
lowing facte On the night that be
wa murdered Meadows was drinking,
These four negroes aud ono other ap
proached him and offered to take him to
a bouse of ill-repute. They led him over
on the hill, sod lis fell asleep while rest
ing. They robbed him and fled. Fear
ing, however, that their victim might on
t-irrovering Identity them aa his rslihors.
the neuroee turn! back, killed Meadows
and threw his body In the pit They then
covered It up Willi lesves. ami It lay con
cesled until two or three weeks sficrwsrd
hogs rooted the leaves swsy and disclosed
the decayed remains. The negroes will
be given a preliminary trial on the ll'tu.
A nrewsr SnlrMo.
Lonsvii.Lt, Ky., April 4. Jacob Hor
nung, a Sew Albany brewer, committed
suicide last evening by shooting himself
through the head with a revolver while
sitting In tns ollice. financial embarrass
incut was the cause, be bad been bard
puslied bv lila creditors for some time,
lie was a vailing' ueruian uiircu.
Hamlets,Town8 and Crops Destroyed
Awful Deatruotlon In Dakota by
Relentless Prairie Fires.
Over $2,000,000 Worth of Prop
erty Already Destroyed,
Desperate Fighting of Citizens to
Save Their Homos.
Indosoribable Terror Takes Possession
of the People Wonderful Rapidity
of the Bpresdlng Flamos A
Tobacco Pipe tho Cause.
MitciieU, D. T., April 4. Nobody but
man who bus stood before n prairio fire
and tried to stay its awful rush and roar
hen it is fanned bv a fresh broer.o can
appreciute its aluiout resistless force. Tho
fires that have brought so much loss and
suffering to Southeastern Dakota in tho
last few days were practically Irresistible
Flames in some instances loapod over 100
feet of plowed ground and rushed away
again on their career of destruction. Alt
ordinary precautions were. vain. The
spring has been very dry and tho lop of
the ground has been dusty or baked. The
signal observer at Yankton says that the
humidity of tho air was but 7 per cent
Tuosday, a condition of dryness never be
fore attained. As tho mean annual hu
midity Is 70, this shows that Hlio Atmos
phere was practically devoid of uioisturo.
Thon the wind from tho northeast blew
between forty and fifty miles an hour,
fanning the Humes into fury.
Under these conditions wherever fire
touched tho gnus it bunded out w ith a
Hash almost like powder, and shot away
across tho prairio like an arrow, its course
ever widening. To extinguish it by water,
of course, was out of the question. Plow
ing lire breaks mm slow work, and the
high winils often drove tho flames across
It was 3 o'clock In the afternoon when
tho iH-nplo of Mount Vernon saw tho wide-
spreading prairie northwest ol them breuk
out iu a blase. The smoke was dashed
into and tluotiL'h Iho town on the wings
of the w ind. The Humes rushed after with
savago lury. Mitchell wot telegraphed to
lor help, and 1UU Iiremen Willi a hook and
ladder were sent at once. The entire poin
ulution of Mount ernon and tho men
from Mitrh'.'ll mut tho furious tUmeson
tho outskirts of the town and fought with
lestieration, but in vuin. rto lives wero
lost, but forty-live huililimr Wero burned
and 100 families left homeless. Tho loss
is put at $10,000. Outside, of tho town it
Is impossible yet to say whul tho loss is.
Ixinely littlo lartn houses scattered over
tho prairio aro wiml out by doietia, Sto
ries of louses of life amy come in later. As
near as ran bo estimated this morning the
losses iu South Dakota will reucu V-,000,-
The Drat run laa f Ifata.
Anr.itPKfN, I). T., April 4. Tho terrible
story of the complete di-slruc'.iou of 1-eoln,
the enmity scat of McPhcrsou County, has
en brotigh inly courier. Lc ola was a
fino littlo town of IliK) Inhabitants, aud the
country for mile around wa well sett I
w ith an industrious and thrifty people. It
is twcnty-flvo miles from railroad and tele
graph fui'ff'ilic, ami it is dilhcult to got
complete information. Out of thirty place
of business, including two banks, two
newspapers, two rhutches, three or four
hot !. and all line of business, but four
an left standing, and out of thirty to forty
residence less than a down remain. The
iis is practically completo and will reach
f l.'sUKMi. The insurnuce was very light
C. W. Old and Thomns Wsidell were ter
ribly burned, aud the couriers say they
Parties who drove across tho country to
Westisirt. tho nearest railroad station, say
the surrounding country is nearly devas
tated. Hundreds of farmhouses are in
ashes and carcasses of burned stock are
lying along tlio roaiL The now continues
to come in slowly snd shows tho details of
a great disaster, ll is probable that on
tenth of the damauo is not yet retorted
Tlio injured men, Old aud W'sr.lell, at last
accounts were very low. l.dilor itemed
and lkacli. ol U'ola. aro In tho city,
Thev will publish their raiwr in Aberdeen
at present. Nothing ilelinilo is known
slsint rebuilding. Cuife'ii hero will hold
a meeting this afternoon to take measure
lorreliel. Kim's ol larmers are Wlllioul
Si-cd wheat, susk, building or imple
ment lo commence spring work.
Yato!, D. T., April 4. Tie tlorUt
of the terrible loaac by the hurricanes ol
fire that swept over the country north of
here continue to come In. Columns might
be written of the horrors of tho last few
days and tho heroic struggles to save home
and proerty thai the far mors huve worked
to hsrd to secure,
Vol In village hss only three building
standing; Olivet, Hutchinson County, was
burned: Puk wanna was wiied out The
loners in Ysnkton County are: M. M
Joanson. It V Amleison. r. Ott, Mrs,
Slockwell, K. IVingle, J. F. Olson. I'uvl-I
Prrley, Jsmes lioxing, John inuiilersiiul,
Lerov Jem ks. M. llolbnsik, K H. Volln,
A. II. Vohn, Jusiph IWkmrir, Henry
Hake Charles Sleiael, Win. ltuudad, ti.
M. I Iowa.
In the vicinity of Jamesvlllo. twelve
mile north ol Yankton, eight larmers sus-
tiinivl ! running from (l.rssj to $.1,(HM)
f.irli. Among these were A. Johnson
Charles I look. Wallace I iron, and E. C,
Cook. Around Jaunwville the lima will
fool up 110,000. Onomsn lost f 1,000 In
mnnsv. which he had in his coat on
piece of plowed ground J feet from the
grass. Two new wsgoiia were burnnd 100
liM-t Irons the lire, only tullee of Western
Union wires were blown down between
CeuWrville and Huron.
A ban I atlaa4,
BcoTLAsn, D. T., April 4. ItwoulJtake
imooO to cover the loss In this county
Tie Hutchinson lUmJd office wss burnod.
The loswa amount to tAOoo, with less
White, fsrmeis. near Olivet,
were completely bnrneil oui. Anouieriiro
east of Scot Isnd, destroyed evervlhlng on
the fsruis of A. 0. Franiky, Gus Lvsusou
and M. Shook. On ths stock farm of E.
8. Sweet throe barns wero burned; loss,
$3,000. Twelve milos east of Seotlond a
prairie ure ragod. lwenly-tlvo farmers are
known to have lost everything.
Bixst, D. T., April 4. The stories of
tlio fury of tho lire couliuue to bo brought
into town by stragglers. They say that
tha wind would gather up tho loose tinder
and hurling it high in the air carry it
Ahead of tho surface fire, alighting on
barns and houses and igniting tlio prairio
fifty yards in advance, of the surface lira.
Houses and hams were Diirned where tlio
lire was carried over 100 yurds across new
broken ground. Tho louses aro estimated
at $.'0(1,000 in this vicinity.
It Nlsrteit from a IMpe.
II ion Moil K, 1). T, April 4. A destruct
ive and calamitous prairio fire Btarted on
tho evening of tho lat, five miles from
Ilighmoro, on the farm of James Ingram.
While ho was smoking hi pipe his ham
caught llro aud was destroyed. A fierce
wind carried the firo to the prairio and the
work of destruction began. Houses, barns
and some stock wore burned. Tuesday
morning tho wind reached a t emtio gale.
No ordinary fire-break made any resist
ance to tho sweeping wall of tlamo. At 3
o'clock p.m. the llro reached Heed Hights,
tittoeti miles east ol tligliuiore, w here thir
teen residences m the town wero ilesl roved.
The estimated losses lit 11 vdu County sru
$3,000. At sundown Tuesday another lire
started in tho northern part of this county,
sweeping sway six homes, and burning lo
death Miss Annio Sweeney and a livo-vear-
old baby. Fitgeno Tibbs, Mr. and Mrs.
Tihhs, and Mrs. and Miss Kuby aro dan
gerously burned. 'Hie two former aro
laiuiiy wounded, iho loss will reach
many thousand dollars.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 4. During
tho last two dins South Dakota aud
Minnesota have been swept by a sories of
windstorm which have caused hundreds
of thousands of dollar damage to prop
erty, and several lives have been lost
The storm started Monday night and
swept over a large area south of tho
Northern Pacific road in Dakota and ex
tending into the Southern tiers of counties
in this Slate, Tho greatest damage has
not been caused by the wind alone, but in
many places, fires, fanned into fury by the
storms, have wiped out of existence sev
eral small vilh.ges and hundreds of farm
ers' houses. The tow ns si most coiuplutely
destroyed aro Voliu, Olivet, Pukwana,
Lestervilio and Mount Vernon, aud three
or four other village were badly damaged.
At lohn every house in tho place, except
three, Is demolished aud 100 ooplo aro
without homes tonight Istervllle was
flattened to tho ground and twenty fstn-
Hies aro without a roof. A terrible gale
of wind struck Mount Vernon and firo
htnrtcd from a small bouse that was blown
over early last night No human power
cou'd atop the flainos, aud In an hour the
business portion of the place was one great
raging fire. Nearly 200 families are home
less snd the loss will fo"i up $.tX).(XI0.
It is rcirted that several person lost
their live iu this lire, but no confirmation
litis yet been received. 1 hour largo eleva
tors snd tho Milwaukee Dest were lies
trovod. Near Hliiiitouu man last ftOO head
of sheep, which were caught ill a prairio
lire. Sovenil head ol hows were saved
by swimming the river. In tnauy places
the cns were covered by tho loose sand
snd dust snd will hsve to bo replanted
Travel wna lusis'nded on some lines of
Mail, so great was the force of tho wind.
The clouds ol dust prevented engineers
from seeing the track. A report fromliary
Suva the sun wss almost totally obscured,
and the sniirrslilious thought tho end ol
tho world had rome. harm house and
hnrn were swept nwav. and horses snd
rattle were burned lo death by scores.
Nesr Milbank. fifty head of live stock aru
reixirtiil lost, and the lira has swept over
twenty miles ol the country causing im
mense los. The storm bus abated some
what, but the w ind is yet high enough to
Veep the lire burning tierc. lv, and further
heavy liwses are annual certain, i lie nam
so iii Minnesota is much less than in Da
kota, as tho force of the storm was pretty
well spent before it reached the boun
A dispatch from Yanltm. Dak., ssya:
The record of the signal ollice show that
during the prevalence if the fires in this
region, the humidity v as run j per ii-tii, a
condition of drymsw. rVrgennt Oswell
says, never before alii, ned In this region.
Tiie maximum humidity Is 1"', tho mean
annual humidity here 70. 'Ibis show
that tho atmosphere wjs almost devoid ol
moisture. The Vulociiy nf the wind was
forty six miles an hour. The has in South
Dakota wilLloot up '.OOt'.ooU at a low cal
. A Wkala lllah llarMad.
N'kisom, Neb., April 4. Kiro originating
in a butcher shop yesterday burned a
whole block of fourtoi.i buildings, includ
ing a hotel, two dnigt res, three groceries,
olio hard warn and one guuersl luurtliuu
diMi store. Ixsm, t-'0.' KM
Tea Ulllllaa ar aatarr DeMrsyed.
IIanxiuai, Mo., Arrd 4. Ten million
hi t of lumber in the yardi of tho F.mpiro
Lumber Compsny ana several small resi
denrx-s were destroyod yesterday by a llro
atartod by sparks Irool a lis-omoiive. Tho
losses aggregated $100,000, with iusurauce
Wkst Sii'.hiom. Wis.. April 4. Fire
lost night destroyed the buiMing and con
tent of the r'uindarc Iron works. Ixma,
a4.V0tKh no Insurance- Mrothman Druth
ers, the owners, my iLy aid icbuild on a
larger scsle l
a rwisMMw kair.
Ki.misa. N. Y.. A.inl 4 - ieorgoW.
"Wsrd, assistant Mtma.er in this city.has
disappeared, and SI, GOO in government
funds are reported missing. Warlbiok
Krio trslu No. S for ll Wisil Wedne s.lsy
moruiug. He was apjjnteil utidrr a lira,
vious adaiioiatralien tad was retained by
1'ustnisrler lUlnrk mi rl vil aervice Mliirtn
nrinclnlee. Wsrd la m.irnod and bo a
family in the city. m
m. JlMk SkarM fmlaa.
MitWAtaas, Wis., April 4.-t-en. Jb
Shsrpe hss resigned a (iovernorof the
National Soldiers' lloms in Ibis city, and
Gen. Kllburn Knot sucofls him in that
position, tien. Sharpn's reignli'" was
accepted snd Oen. kn.' apintiiisnf
was made by the directoi of the National
Kildler' Home. I Pnu, uu hi Id yester
day in New Y'ork. Oen. 'I' f"'k'na-
Oen. ' '
ul ill t '
tiou wa the rvstilfw:
The Government Roquosta His Trial.
The Chamber of Deputies Assent
aud Proceod to Aot.
A Committee Is Appointed to Car
ry Out the Prosooutlon.
The Charsros Analnst the Qeueral
Aro Vory Serious."
The Indictment Charges Hlra With At
tempting the Dostruotlon of the
Republic and Overthow of
Taris, April 4. Tho Ministry have
asked tho Chamber of Deputlm to sanc
tion tho prosecution of lien. Houlungor.
In making tho request the Government
submitted a statement to the Chamber, in
which it reviews the career of Oen. Hou
lunger since tho Commune, and charges
him with attempting tho destruction of
the Kepubllc. It declares that his ofTeiimi
comes under tha sections of the penal
codo dealing with conspiracy, nud attempts
to overthrow the established Government
Tho Vouhuigisls and member of tho
lllglit denounced M. Meline, tho Presi
dent of the Chamber, for reading the Gov
ernment's statement rotative to Huuhinger,
and calling ukii tho Minister of Justice
to read his own work.
The Chamber of IH-putlca sgroed to tho
immediate assembling of tho Hureati for
tho purpose of electing a committee on tho
prosecution of Gen. Koulangcr.
A committee was appointed and suliso
quciitly presented its report to the Cham
ber. The cummitteo advised the House
to authorize the prosecution of Houlangor.
M. Ijiguerro, At. ljiisant and M. Ia
Hcrisse have gono to Hriisscls to consult
with Gen. Houlangor. M. Ijtguerrn, Ihi
(oro hi departure, said that he nnd his
associstes would return on Saturday aud
The Clmmlier voted urgency for the dis
cussion of the accusations against Gen;
Houlnngiir, aud tho debate proos'Uod.
M. 1'sul du Cussagmto pronounced the
the charges against lien. Houlsiiirer an
issue ol ulsninlity and falsehiMwL tie de
clared that tho real arbiter between Isju
langer and tho Govurutuunt wus universal
Promier TIrnrd rallinl upon the Cham
ber to authoriKe the prosecution of Hon
lunger. He said: "We desire to prose
cute a man w ho is socking to overthrow
tho Itepublic. it is our duty to defend
the Institutions of our country auainsl tho
intrigues ol dictions sud to take every
means to safeguard France from the hor
ror ol civil war. I am convinced that
the is oiilo will lustily the action of the
After sjh-ocIics by other member, a vote
wsa taken on the question of sanctioning
tlio prosecution or icn. nouisugnr. J n
vesult wss adverse to lloiilamrT, tho
ChamlK-r deciding by a voto of 8i6 to IUI
in favor of prosecution.
lalaalm al an t.n4.
I'ahis, April 4. The OpiKirlunlst and
iLelii id Journals decls.ro that Hotihtngisiu
ended with the tlight of lien, ltuiiiuuger,
but that the prusocutlou of the Geuu'ul
Tha Juurnnl Vi A'sif savs: It was
mailues and folly, which would have
ruined uliyhody else, that made lien. Hon
Isugei's lortuue, ami il is Impossible to
pn-dicl that 'a recent wesk proceeding
will ruin or diminish his prestige,
Taa larnll aMMlsalaa,
Iindow, April 4. Sir Charles Kusmdl
continutHl bis sNecli in Is hnlf of thi 1 sr-
nelliti' U'foro the Purnell Commission to-
dsy. He explained the constitution and
ohji-cta of the League formed by Mr.
Davitt. of which Mr. Panic!! was l iesi
dent, snd said that of the persons ron
stituting the exii-utivo of the league, oui;
live were connei ted with secret org inii.
liona. Tlie U'suue's apuls. he ihi lared,
were Isued iioii the necessities of Ilia
farmers and wt e entirely ronsiltulionsl.
Ihey were termed U) giiidii Oio (nrmer in
their distress. II" pointed out Hint Mr.
l'ortiell snd bis followers had Iss-n vilified
snd misn'rresi?lilrd like Mesr. Hngbl
snd Cobjen were in the esrly ds)s ul
their reform movement
SirChsrle It u-sell said that prominent
inemhers oi the league were Hi I ivor ol
IKiycotliug, which, up lo a certain point,
they considered to be justifiable sud rc'lil.
He held Vhal Mr. I'ariiell waa not liable,
rriminidly or otherwise, unless he was a
psrty to murder and nutrsg ss a part ol
tlie agreed objecbt ol the leaguo.
ranker Adlra I'rant Mlaaley.
HiiIssi.ls, April 4. Advices received
herefrom Stanley Fall stale that Arab
who have arrived there rert that Henry
M. Stanley and Lmiii Pnsha wi re heard
from In February. They weft then inarch
ing toward Za ii ii bar with several thons.ind
men, women snd rhildisii. 'J'hey also hud
(1,000 tusks of Ivory. Tlie Araks who
bmuirbt news of Stanley sud Fuiin ar
rived at Sisiiley Falls in Kebrnary. They
cisiiiMsl Ui hsve seen Stanley several
mouths before that time.
aarvsas (aart Hwlslsns.
Spo t! Ill' ll to Till Ai-sl.
Jai smim, Tenn., April 4. Tha Supreme
Giurt disKsd of the following case to
day: Stisfmann vs. Andrews: udlrioed.
Rinford v. I-eaton; nflirmed.
lllai k A Co. vs, Jui ksou; ruvtraed; judg
ment hern liKin note.
Krin Dispatch vs. Johnson A (iuine af
firnied. McOonshl vs. Iiliisville, New Albany A
Chicsgq Itailroad Company; reversed and
Hill k Hons vs. App'ewhito A Co.j af
firmed. Parker vs. Wilson; under sdvlsement
Memphis A Charleston lUilroad Com-
psny vs. Notl; under advisement.
Cannon vs. W heeler; Judgmuiit of the
Couit below tniMliiied.
Tba talllapa al yauey.
Pvnxiv, N. a W., April 4. -I ho Ilrlt
ish insn-of-wsr Calllopo, which ecned
poasibl destruction in Apia Hay during
the ravages of the cyclone there on March
15 snd it) by being able to Put to sen, has
arrived here. She reports lesvina Suiiiimi
ea March ill, and that the lulled State
man-of-war Nipsle had been floated off of
the beach, tho natives lending material as
sistance. He (oro tho lunricnno burst every pre
caution had beon taken by the commander
of tho Calllopo to render the vessel secure
Five anchors hod been dropped, but when
tho storm was at its hight four of the
anchor chains snapped, nnd tho vessel be
gan to drift Tho captain then determined
to leave tho reefs and, if possible, reach
the open sea. This ho eventually suc
ceeded iu doing, working his way out at
the rate of half a knot an hour. Tre
mendous sens broko over tho vossel, In
flicting much damage, but fortunately not
ft life was lost. Thousands of js'iinlo
flocked to tho water side hi see tlio Calli
ope and all united Iu praising tho plucki-
lies ot bur captain.
AN AMERICAN 8DICIOE3
In London 1 Proves to be the Rov.
Charles BUtney Hurd, of Boston.
I.ONDKN, April 4. The Kev. Charles
Sidney Hurd, lately of tho Pulmeraton
Unitarian Chapel, Huston, committed sui
ciilithy biking opium In the Kuston Hole!,
London, on Sunday lust. 1-ant week Mr.
Hurd wrote to the Kev. Stopford Hrook,
asking pecuniary assistance Mr. Hrook
made inquiries, nnd promised to pay Mr,
llurd's piiHsngo to Iloston on Monday,
although Mr. Hurd was a stranger to him.
At the inquest on tho body today a let
ter dated Saturday, from Mr. Hurd to Mr.
Hrook, was read. In this tho unfortunate
man thanks Mr. llrook for his kindness
sud aHilogis for having troubled him.
The letter concludes:
"Tho boIu wsy by which I can cscaiie
my dilllcultlesisihrouglithegntes of death.
1 am tho most unlucky mortal on earth.
Give niv body to u medical school for dis
section. My brother's address is No, 4
Parker street, Malvern, Muss.
The Jury rendered a verdict of insanity.
Mr. Hrook will not allow the ImhIv to be
dissected, and will defray tho exjieuses of
Wbal II Wna.
HosroN, Mass., April 4. Regarding
Charles Hurd, w hose death by suicide is
reported from Ixindon, it Is learned that
ho left New York' March 15 on business
for tlie Northern Pacific Kailroad, by
whom be had been employed for several
months past in writing a hook descrip
tive of Washington Territory. Ills brother,
Mr. N. C. Hurd. resides in Maiden, Maui.,
aud believes 1 1 tilt theory of suicide is
itrouii'llesK. Pii ensisi wss a young man.
in excellent health when he left home,
uud with excellent prospects. He has
been troubled with nervous pains, and has
Imh'H In the habit ol taking morphine to
relieve them, snd it is believed by his
brother that his death was duo to inking
Sil overdose. Wold was received of the
death ou Monday, snd Instruction were
at once cabled, but nothing in the indou
dispatch indicate suicide. He was twenty-six
INTO A FIKUY FURNACE.
TUB AWFUL DttATU OF A IUUMINQ
W hile Working at the Top ot m Blast
Furnace lie Falls Into the
Molten Met.il and Is Con
sumed In an Instant.
Hiss-lid iMii h t Tin Ai al.
HiimiNiiiue, .Ma., April 4. A horrible
accident occurred at Moss I iirnaeo this
morning. William Hallos and several
fellow-woikmcn were mi top of the fur
nace at wotk, and when the work was fin
ished tho men started to go down, I 'alias
beh'nd the others. His companions beard
a scream, and turning around wero horri
fied o see that I'allas had fallen Into the
redhul furnace. The utifortiinuto mun
was burned to death before any assistance
could reach him. Tlie chaired cortwo was
gotten out ss quickly SS Maublii. 'I ho
lurnsce was In blast and the men wero
making rep.ilr on the top with tlie bell
nis'ii. The dead man was slsiut twenty
live years old and uuinarriml.
A l lrrbaa Arrale4.
Jkiwkv CiivtN.J., April 4. Thelesder of
a gang of firebugs who hsve been lleocing
insurance companies wss srrested in this
city y.stcr 'ay. Tho fuel was kept secret,
s tho I'llicials hoped lo secure tho arrest
of another luemls r of the gang. Thu
prisoner, I' rnard Hlume, was taken to
Urisiktwi, wheie throe oilier miiiU ra of
1 1 nt gang, I'rdleilck I'elhl, I'nilerick
I reuiid and Kritik Lussio;r, are In cut
tody, Thu method of Iho gang wtu
rent stori-s, put in a niiiull shs k, and ob
tain a heavy Inniraniii on the slock sn,
lUtures. When pruparutious wero ma hi
for tho iuceii llsty biiuua lamp would be
broken. Near il Were placed bladders
lilled with Is urine, and sround a blaihler
s cireln of gunpowder. A slow f nan was
used In iirniui the powder, Which eiplishid
thu bladder, snd like a ll.isli ths place
would l sblste, h aving no trace of the
iuceinliury work except tlie broken lamp
to deceive the insurance ie)pla. Tlie oc
ciipauis of thu store would, of course, be
alr-4-nl the my lit ol the the, Vttendiiig a
sis ial gathetiug al the homo of one ol lbs
other founpiratora to prove an alibi. The
gang I charged ail h having started two
lin- in llrook ) ii, nnd Chief Murphy be
have they huve been osraling in Jersey
l ily. Hlume was located st 'i Porter
alieet, sud Is'twi-cn thu mattreswe were
found twenty-two bladders. 'Ihn gang
aro Anarchists, uud belong to thu C hicago
A Sua I'aially llaruaa).
Di.s MutsM, la., April 1 As an engine
was pawing a barn belonging to Hjniel
ll'igan, a (armor living nine uuiea west of
,M nulla, Crawford County, a spark set firo
lo the bay, destroying thu burn with all its
contents. Mr. Ibcau attempted lo get
nut hi stuck Slid while so engsirisl Iho
barn fell upeil him, iiilhcliug laial burns.
Msnv ol In lisiithUir were badly burued
iu liyiug to rescue bun Irtmi the llsiuv.
Mirark kr mm r.aglae.
pii-TsMi mi, Pa., April 4. Cd. KicharJ
Imil, tn-siin r of the Ixjug fpring Truss
Couipany of Cliicago, was struck by su
1'ris & Pittsburg engine, on the Kurt
W)en road. In Allegheny City, and il
is thought fatally Injured. He had just
slighti-d from a street car and started
diiwalhe railroad tracks to walk to the
Kurt Way no depot 10 meet a friend W hull
the sccldeut Impiiened.
r. Mr ask 4 aalluu la liaprave.
psiMtroN, N. J., April 4. l'r. Mc
Cusli's cuiidiliuu coutiuuvs to liuprvtit.
Mr. 0. R. Brockinridge Hard at Work
Ho Is Making" Every Effort to Find
the Assassin. .
Ho Even Furnlahos Sums of Money
to Hunt Down the Coward,
And Statos That Ho Will Procure
as Much aa Is Noodod
For the Turpose of Carrying Out ths
Bortroh He Dofends the People of
Ills District In a Manly Wsy -Dan
Richmond Only a Coy.
RMrls1 Pliati'h In Tlio Asul,
l.ivn.s Koi k, Ark., April 4. Congress
man C. It Hreckinridgu came up from his
home at Pine Hlull' today and returned
home this evening. He had an interview
with Gov. Kagle during thu day about ths
ellorts being made to catch tho assassin ot
J. M. Clayton. When Mr. Hrcckiuridgo
was hero some days ago he conferred witU
the Governor on this subject, uud tinding
him in possession ot information that
needed lo bo followed Up, but without
funds for that use, ho at oucu supplied tha
Governor with the necessary funds anil
promised to procuro more. Yester
day ho turned in umru' money and
told the Governor to lot him know whoa
he needed additional funds, and to speak
as often us ho needed money and for all he
needed, and be (Urcckinridge) would
undertake to go over tho fecund 2islrict
and raise as many thousand of dollars as
were needed to exhaust all human ct.'orta
to bring (he guilty to justice. Mr. Hreck
inriilge indignantly resents thu idea that
the jieoplo are in sympathy with crime,
lie recognises, how over, that however few
the incident of criinu have been, this
Clayton case has become In somo way
test case of tlie resolute intention of the)
euplu lo protect society w here crime has a
passion or a prejudice sgaiiuit somcoue,
living or dead, to divert thu public
purposo. Ho says that thu people ot
Arsansiia aro imt a ih'oiiIu lo execute llio
laws or to eriuit them to lie executed In
a HUwiomile or a parliaian spint, and ex-
Iiresse the opinion that tlie eople ot
'onwsy County and of every other county
in his district will rirovo npial to this need
of civilisation sud society. He docs not
doubt that the murderers will Ik- caught
and thinks thst the lupse of time la no
evidence ol their security or ol diminished
public determination. It is evident that
Sir. Hreckinridgu bus coulidenee In bis
Iieoplc sud that ho l determined lo stand
y them snd In aland bv tho GowiuoC
lbrout;li every dilbcully aud need.
Illl: knilll Mlalll.M. t
la a lllrlimaail. It I klayrr, I Ualy
Nfiy ar HeealH Trar.
lvi;il piinii'h lo Hie Aa'sl.
J.irri.s JCik a, Ark., April 4. lov. rsgfs
received anotlior letter hoin l'iiiiiiim rullo,
I 'mi way County, tialay, in regard te Hie
killing of Jimi Smith lust wis-k. Tlie writer
savs there is no cause lor alarm, tli it Uie
connection Hichuioiid has with the ansa.
siuatioii of Col. Clayton has no rs.litical
siguiticsnco whalever, so far as ho knows.
Itu hmoudS lallicr lives III rcott I otiuty.
snd is a Uepiiblicau, the writer aays, and
thu l-oy Is uig only seventeen yearn old bas
never ulhlialeil with suy party, bor u be
known si l'luuimerville.
MIHHIHrtll'H OUbSUN ATORI Al RACK.
Il Is Polng Oponsd In Earnest There Are
Homo Forty Aaplranta.
Hprrlal PI'Sl h lo Ths A.l.
Jai sos, .Minn., April 4. Col. Hubert
II. Taylor, of Panola, prominent raudidsto
for (iovernor, ha b.en in llii city lor tha
Inst two days lis. king after some cam.' be
has as attorney (tending in the Supreme
Court His Irieiids rlului thst he enters
tha gubernatorial contest with Hying col
or, end w ill be bard to beat, if beaten at
all. He has a first dsns politics), chit and
military record. Is of modest demcsnor
snd s gentleman of hluh altsiniiieiiia. He
ha, howrier, quite a number of oppo-lii-iil
of eonal uienls. Thu gubernntorisl
(onlel la hcg.nuilig to oei up in curliest,
and slier the time lor holiling Ihn Male
convention baa U-cii tlx. J, il may enrsct
lo lie s warm one. The I nculivo loui
miltco lins'l Apiil 10 to li the lime for
the Male Contention. I'orty (si I person
Inn 0 Ihi ii mentioned s 'siii all the
mi i it i n ii tit m iiecessii y for Governor, and
it i Ihouclil that thero will be ut least
right or ten active candidates snd twice a
many daik horses.
A HjslerloMs killliig.
S-. lal P.li IlloUf Al ("-L
llins t, Ark., April 4. A colored wo
man, named Mary Holmes, living at
Holly Grove, about thirty live miles from
here, In Monroe County, was found last
night, near Holly Grove, in an insensible
condition, where, from all s earncr,
she had been dri"ged by her murderer
Slid left lo die. Alxmt a hall hour later
she dieiL hhe was dresMil In liiiilu attire
when loiiti'L lliere were seversl Wounds
Slid brilisisi about her faco Slid head,
win. h indicated that alio had been struck
with some heavy instrument. A murder
is ausiierled, snd suspicion points to sev
eral parties sluut Holly Grove, although
uo ai rests hsve yet tsi n made.
A prsissini IUy hrswavU.
Fl il Pl-iu li in lb Aerssl.
IUi.ksa, Ark., April t-Aboitt twa
weeks sgo old man William, a farmer liv
ing about three miloj from town, sent his
son, nstned Anderson Williams, sgitl ulna,
h-en years, and soinewliat demented, to
drive thu cows up. Nothing was beard 01
the bov until yesterday. Notices wsr
placed 'ill Hie psKTS snd hsud bills dis
Iributed, ssking lor informstion oui:ro
int him. Yislerlav evening some parlies
ILIiing in Csssnly's Lske discovered the
boy's Issly lliailing In the lake. It i sup
posed that while walking nesr the li ke be
mistook Iho mom, which piws near the
hank, (or a solid surface and wuiit over his
head snd wa drowned.
A Marrlaaa al llflea.
NKlsl IHMll'S Win AlMwuL
Hki.axA, Ark., April 4.-Mr. Fred Snl
iton and Miss Amanda Plenum were
inairied by the Kev. ll. M. Pepkili. st IhS
residence el Mr. Johnson, of tins uky.