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VOL. XXXIV. —NO. 14.
STORM AND FLOOD.
A Foot of Rain in Texas in
The Damage to Property Will
A Terrible Storm Passes Through
A Cloudburst in Indian Territory—The
Situation on the Lower Missis
sippi Not Improved.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
St. Louis, April 20.—Additional ad
vices from Texas show that the threat
rain storm which prevailed during the
week has covered nearly all the northern
and western sections of the State, reach
ing out as far as Hig Springs on the Texas
and Pacific, and almost in the Panhandle
in the Northwest. Nearly a foot oi
water has fallen since last Monday, and
all the rivers anil streams are at flood
height, and the country is practically
inundated. Five freight and one pas
senger trains are laid up at the Colorado
on account of washouts. A part of Abilene
is flooded, and the creek running
through town has risen over twenty
feet and people living in the low bot
toms were rescued with difficulty. The
Trinity river rose twenty-seven feet,
is flooding large sections of country. The"!
Brazos river also overflowed and is doing
great damage. All the roads of the
northern and western parts of the State
suffered from the washing out of the
tracks, culverts, bridges, embankments,
etc., and it will take several days to re
pair the damages. The rain has been
the heaviest ever known in Northern
and Western Texas.
Little Rock, April 20.—A destructive
wind and rain storm occurred in Wood
rufl* county this morning. The village
of Yorkville was almost entirely blown
away and the disaster is very great.
Houses, barns, fences and structures of
all kinds were taken up and carried some
distance. Several families had narrow
escapes from deatli by houses overturned
by the force of the wind. Hundreds of
cattle and stock are reported killed, hut
no loss of human life. The rainfall was
four inches ami added to the damages
English, I. T., April 26.—A cloud
hurst struck this town this morning and
the water rose rapidly and floi idea the
streets and many of the houses to a
depth of four feet. Within fifteen min
utes it began to recede with a rapidity
equal to its rise. Much damage was
done to property here and the surround
New Orleans, April 26. —The Times-
Democrat'B Morgan City special says:
The water in the Atchafalaya river is
now nearly two feel above its usual
level, and it has began to invade tbe
streets in earnest, being two inches
above the mark of yesterday. Merchants
are removing their goods to places of
safety. The flood will entail a very
heavy loss upon people living on the
bayous and in the swamps near here.
A great many of them will be compelled
to leave their homes to the mercy of the
water, sacrificing theii' crops and prop
erty and probably in some cases their
•• Bayou Sara, La., April 20.—The
water of the river is only about a foot
below the crown of the levee, which is
twenty-six feet high. The break in
the Morgan/a crevasse is now 1,500
feet wide, and caving off at the lower
end at the rate of 300 feet in twenty-four
hours. Every effort will he made to
protect the remainder of the levee as
soon as possible.
Baton Rouge, April 20. —J. 11. Fergu
son arrived here tonight from near
Pointe Coupee parish. He substantiated
the rumor,of the loss of life in tbe back
country, and states that a family of five
negroes named Watson, were swept out
of existence. Ferguson came in a skiff
and saw the body of an unknown negro
floating in a swamp. Hundreds of
drowned stock were passed, and suffer
ing is terrible in the interior.
Vicksburg, Miss., April 20. —The Mis
sissippi Valley railroad reports the water
falling or stationary along its line from
here to Bogue Fataya. It has thirty
yards of track washed out below Carey.
The saw mill and gin houses of Christ
Lawrence, situated near Rolling Fork,
Sharkey county, were burned last night,
fifty or more negroes having taken refuge
there from the floods. Seven were
drowned in attempting to escape from
Melville, La., April 26.—Everything
loooks gloomy. There are now one to
six feet of water in our town limits, and
not a sign of land anywhere except a
small strip of levee on the river front.
The water is now within two inches of
the top of the levee, and no more ma
terial is obtainable, the earth here
abouts being covered with water. It has
been raining torrents all day, and both
the river and backwater are rising.
TEDIOUS BOLL CALLS.
Much Time Consumed in the House by
Washington, April 20. —While the
House was in committee of the whole on
the Legislative appropriation bill, En
loe, of Tennessee, in speaking to a ver
bal amendment criticised the appoint
ment of the postmaster in his town, and
quoted from a letter by his colleague,
Evans, to the Postmaster-General, de
claring that the people of that town
were ballot-box stuffers, and that he
(Enloe) and his people ought to be dis
ciplined. This precipitated a wordy de
bate which lasted some time.
Sayers, of Texas, raised a point of
order against tile clause providing the
appointment by the Secretary of the
Interior of nine members of the Board
of Pension Appeals, at $2,000 per annum
each. The point was sustained, and an
amendment was adopted requiring the
heads of the departments to report to
Congress the number of persons in their
departments who are inefficient.
The committee then rose and reported
the bill to the Mouse. On the order of
the previous question no quorum voted,
and a call of the House was ordered.
Only 101 members responded. After
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
five hours were consumed in roll-calls,
further proceedings under the call w r ere
dispensed with, and the question re
curred on ordering the previous ques
tion. The vote stood 130 to 10, and
Bynum raised the point of no quorum.
Tlie Speaker pro tern, counted the House
and announced 137 members present,
more than a quorum. Bynum demanded
tellers, and the yeas and nays were
ordered. The vote resulted, yeas 141,
nays 20, the Speaker counting several
Democrats to make a quorum ; and tbe
previtnis question was declared ordered,
The House at 11 o'clock then adjourned.
WHO KILLED CLAYTON?
Dr. Smith Can Prove an .Alibi for the
Deceased Tom Hooper.
St. Louis, April 20. —The Republic's
Morrillton, Arkansas, special says: A
sensation was produced here by a dis
patch from Los Angeles, stating Tom
Hooper was probably the man who
killed John M. Clayton. The widow of
Hooper lives in Morrillton, and in an
interview today stated that the story of
Charles Lewis is a fabrication from be
ginning to end; that she nor her hus
band never knew anybody named Charles
Lewis, and that at the time Lewis says
her husband was away from home he
was sick in bed with dropsy, which
disease he died of last December.
Further, when Clayton was killed, her
husband was sick at home, which state
ment can be corroborated by the family
physician, Dr. Smith, of Los Angeles.
Little Rock, April 26. —The Con
gressional investigating committee ex
amined only six witnesses today, hut
none of the evidence given was of any
ROUGH ON TAMMANY.
A SENSATION IN NEW YORK POLIT
A Witness Before the Legislative Investi
gation Committee Charges Mayor Grant
and Others with Gross Jobbery.
New York, April 20. —The Legislative
investigation committee held a most sen
sational session today. Richard Croker
and Mayor Grant, Tammany leaders,
were scorched unmercifully by Lawyer
Ivans, counsel to the committee.
The witness who created the sensation
was Patrick McCann, a brother-in-law
of Richard Croker, a leader of Tammany
Hall. McCann was a most reluctant
witness. In substance he testified that
while Grant was a member of the Board
oi Aldermen, Tammany Hall made des
perate efforts to have him appointed
Commissioner of Public Works. For
this purpose $180,000 was raised, Grant
giving $80,000 and the Tammany organ
ization the other $100,000. This money
was to have been paid to the aldermen
for Grant's confirmation by that body.
MayorF.dson appointed Rollin M. Squire,
however, and so the money was not
Tbe next question and answer was a
"While Grant was Sheriff did he give
any money to Croker, or any member of
his family, to your knowledge?"
McCann tried to axpid answering, but
was finally forced toTeply, in substance,
that Mrs. Croker told him that, while
Sheriff, Grant, on five different occa
sions, handed Flossie, the six-year-old
daughter of Croker, an envelope contain
ing $5,000, making $25,000 in all. This
money went to pay for the house the
Crokers are living in.
Witness also testified that Leicester
Holmes, Mayor Grant's private secre
tary, visited Mrs. Croker as a represent
ative of Mayor Grant several times
since Croker went to Europe. Holmes
offered Mrs. Croker her expenses and
something more if she would go to Ger
many. She refused.
It was also elicited from the witness
that Dr. Beekman, the family physician
of the Crokers, had been approached by
Holmes and asked to go abroad.
Political circles are agitated to an un
usual extent by the \estimony regarding
Grant and Croker.
Mayor Grant was not in his office to
day, and no person there seemed to
know where he was, though it was said
he was probably out of town. The
Mayor's private secretary, Leicester
Hoinies, denied that he ever visited
Mrs. Croker qn any such mission as
testified to by McCann.
McCann's Story Ridiculed,
Mayor Grant tonight made a general
denial of the charges made against him
by McCann before the Senate committee
today. He was never a candidate for
Commissioner of Public Works, and be
fore was not eligible. The talk about
fiis having $80,000 was too frivolous to
talk about. He had given Croker's
daughter (his godchild) presents, hut no
such fabulous sums as had been men
Mrs. Croker says McCann's state
ment is false, and the relations between
herself and husband are pleasant.
"According to McCann's story," said
the Mayor, "an amount said to be
$80,000 of corruption fund was contrib
j uted by myselt. Now, as a matter of
I fact, I never had $80,000, or any sum
like it in a lump sum in my life. At the
same time the witness speaks of, I had
just completed the close of an unsuc
cessful mayoralty campaign in which
both sides had a bitter contest. That
alleged Commissioner of Public Works'
is located by lvins's witness just at the
period when I was bitterly fighting the
majority of the board in the Broadway
railroad matter. Because I refused to
join in their combine they hated me
like poison, and to think that I would
go before them for office and propose to
them that they should do service for me,
by the very means which I was fighting;
isn't it nonsense?"
"What about the statement that you
gave Mr. Croker, through his daughter
Flossie, $25,000 to pay for his house?"
"Mr. McCann deals in large figures,
and I guess four or five thousand, more
or less, don't bother him. I am Flossie's
godfather, and I have frequently given
her presents, certainly on every one of
her birthdays; fairly valuable presents,
too, but never anything approaching
I such a fabulous sum as $25,000. What
ever I have given the child has been
within reason, and consisted of such
presents as any godfather in my place
would have given. A suggestion of any
thing else is simply a malicinna iin ( as
all the gifts I mado i p the
personal benefit of t ' gir!
SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1890.
An Immigration Clerk's Lit-
How He Tried to Bleed a Texas
Railroad Building in the Soledad
Great Loss of Cattle in Nevada—Only One-
Half Survive the Winter—Other
General Coast Items.
Associated Press Dispatches. 1
San Francisco, April 20. —A letter
has been received here from James K.
Mangan, of Pearl, Texas, stating that
early in the month he wrote to the State
Board of Immigration, of this city, ask
ing for information regarding Govern
ment land in California. In return he
received a letter, a copy of which he en
closes, from Charles Evans, of the emi
gration office, stating that there was no
commissioner or other officer in this
State whose duty it was to supply infor
mation to intending settlers, but that
for the sum of $20 he (Evans) would
direct Mangan to a location in a fertile
valley in the southern part of the State,
as yet unoccupied, hut which bids fair
to become valuable in the near future, as
an Eastern railway is already surveying
through the lower end of the valley.
Mangan asks that his request for infor
mation be complied with by tbe proper
authorities, as he believes Evans sought
to "bleed" him.
Evans could not he found, but Immi
gration Commissioner Hanly, when
shown the letter, said Evans was a clerk
employed by him to look after immigra
tion business. He expressed surprise at
the contents of Evans's letter, and said
such action was without his sanction.
He stated that the office received many
letters, asking for information regarding
lands, which he either did not answer
(as the only duty of the office was to ex
amine all passengers arriving by sea), or
else he referred the letters to the proper
The officials of the State Board of
Trade were seen and stated that no fee
was ever charged for giving required in
Collector Phelps Gives Some Tips on
San Francisco, April 20. —Collector
Phelps today addressed a letter to Rep
resentative Morrow, citing section 12 ot
the act of July 1884, which provides that
any Chinese found unlawfully within
the United States, shall be removed to
the country from whence he came. The
collector asks would the judge in the
case of a Chinese reaching the United
States by way of Mexico, remand the
prisoner to China, and suggests that the
law he amended in this respect, and also
to authorize collectors to take testimony
under oath and make investigations as
to the right of all Chinese to land in the
Property-Holders Give the S. P. Com
pany Trouble in the Soledad Canon.
San Francisco, April 20. —The South
ern Pacific Company has found the pro
gress of its work of building its road on
higher and safer ground through the
Soledad canon, impeded by the opposi
tion of property-owners who refuse to
concede the right-of-way on terms ac
ceptable to the company. As a result
there are several sections of the new line
on which work has not commenced, and
will not be until the condemnation suits
brought by the company are decided. A
large force of men is rapidly completing
the new line over most of the route.
Only One-Half the Cattle in Nevada Sur
vived the Winter.
San Francisco, April 20. —Col. Silas
Wenhan, a wealthy cattleman of Ne
vada, has just returned from an inspec
tion of his Nevada properties, and states
that the snow and cold have caused tlie
death of one-half of the cattle in Ne
vada. All over the State dead cattle are
stacked up by hundreds, and the stench
from the carcasses threatens great injury
to the health of the people. The loss to
cattlemen he estimated at $1,000,000,
and possibly twice that amount, one
man, for instance, having lost 10,000
head, representing $120,000.
RIO GRANDE AGENTS.
Mr. Rank Resigns and Snedaker and
Clark are Advanced.
San Francisco, April 20.—The man
agement of the Denver and Rio Grande
Western Railroad Company lias ac
ceded to W. M. Rank's request to be re
lieved of the Coast agency of that line,
by May Ist, and have appointed two
men to succeed him. Tlie passenger
and freight business have been seggre
gated, and W. H. Snedaker, passenger
agent of the road at Los Angeles, will
become general passenger agent of the
road on the Coast, and C. N. Clark,
local commercial agent, will become
general freight agent on the Coast.
San Francisco, April 26. —The annual
session of the California Conference of
the Evangelical Association of North
America opened here today, Bishop Bow
man, of Chicago, presiding. Among the
delegates present were C. Grun, of San
Jose; John Berger, Los Angeles; F.
Berner, Santa Ana; H. Althouse, Los
Angeles, and B. F. Meyers, Nebraska.
The delegates reported the condition of
affairs in their several charges during the
year. The convention will continue in
session until Tuesday.
Seattle, April 20.— J. J. McCombs,
secretary of the general relief fund, was
today suspended by the relief commit
tee, charges of misappropriation of
funds having been made against him.
McCombs has been the agent of the
committee for several months, and in
that capacity has distributed nearly
GIVE THE PEOPLE WORK.
Liberal Appropriations Wanted for Coast
San Francisco, April 26. —The finance
committee of the Supervisors today con
sidered the request of the committee of
unemployed workingmen for the adop
tion of a resolution approving a petition
to Congress to appropriate $5,000,000
with which to build coast defenses and
thus furnish work for the unemployed.
The committee agreed to report a reso
lution in favor of "all measures that
will induce the United States Govern
ment to make liberal appropriations for
public works, buildings and coast de
Sunday School Convention.
Santa Ana, April 20.—The Orange
County Sunday School Convention is in
session here, and is largely attended.
The Sabbath question was discussed last
evening. Three sessions were held to
day. The convention was addressed
this evening by Mra. M. Wells, national
organizer oi the W. C. T. U.
Alger Proceeds to Tacoma.
Portland, Ore.. April 20.—General
Alger and party were given a reception
this evening by the Grand Army. Gen.
George 11. Williams delivered the ad
dress of welcome. At the conclusion of
the reception, the party left for Tacoma.
Hay City Briefs.
San Francisco, April 20. —Today the
steamer Rio de Janeiro came off the
dock. She will sail on Monday for
China and Japan.
Fully 0,000 people visited the cruiser
MONROVIA MARRIED AND SINGLE
MEN PLAY BALL.
California League and Central California
Ga*ies—All the Eastern Games, Ex
cept at Boston, Postponed by Rain.
Monrovia, Cal., April 20. —[Special.]—
All the baseball enthusiasts in this vi
cinity gathered here today to see the
games of ball between the married and
the single men of Monrovia. The first
game was a very laughable one, and
and slightly one-sided. The players and
position were as follows: Married —
Davidson, lb.; Hyatt, c. f.; Rogers, c;
Musrush, s. s.; Harvey, p.; Hart, 2b.;
Fife, 1. f.; Swifty, r. f.; Prandle, Bb.
Singles—Wiggins, c.; Hart, 1 h.;
Hing, c. f.; Spence, s. s.; Daum, 1. f.;
Woodworth, p.; Griswold, 3 b.; Rush,
r. f.; Wilsford, 2b.
Score —Married men, 5; Singles, 15.
The tables were turned in this after
noon's game, every man playing to the
point and making it a professional game
throughout. The married men and their
friends are very jubilant here tonight.
Score —Married, 6; Singles, 2.
San Francisco, April 26. —The game
today was a hotly contested one, being
tied in the eighth and again in the
ninth. Neither side scored in the tenth
or eleventh, but in the twelfth Stockton
made one run and won.
San Francisco, 6; Stockton, 7.
Sacramento, April 20.—Reitz pitched
against the Oaklands today, and twirled
a game that would be hard to beat.
Meegan pitched a fairly good game.
Farrell played shortstop for the Oak
lands, and his errors contributed to Sac
Sacramento, 5; Oakland, 4.
Merced, April 20.—The Central Cali
fornia League game today was a batting
contest between Merced and Bakersfield.
Score : Merced, 22; Bakersfield, 19.
Batteries: For Merced, Hinnegan and
Collet; for Bakersfield, Hessenger and
Sanders. Base hits: Merced, 10; Ba
Boston, April 20.—The home team
won the brotherhood game this after
noon by terrific hitting in an up-hill
contest. Kilroy was driven out of the
box in the first inning, and Daley, who
relieved him, pitched magnificently.
Score —Boston, 14; New York, 10.
Eight innings; called on account of
Sixteen hundred people attended the
league game this afternoon, which was
marked by listless playing. Russic
pitched a fine game, holding the home
team down to four hits.
Score —Boston, 1; New York 0.
Chicago, April 20. —All the American
Association and all the National and
Players league games, except those at
Boston, were postponed on account of
THE NASHVILLE TRACK.
A Heavy Track Somewhat Mars the
Nashville, April 20. —Two thousand
people assembled at the West Side park
today to witness the opening of the
spring race meeting. The weather was
cold and rainy, and the track heavy.
Three-year-olds and upwards, six fur
longs —Worth won, Creole second, Joe
Courtney third; time, 1 :Vd%.
Two-year-old colts, five furlongs—Bob
L. won, Black Knight second, Average
third; time, 1:08.
Two-yerr-old fillies, four furlongs—
Auntie Brown won, Too-Sweet second,
Watuna Vacuna third ; time, 0:54.
Sweepstakes, $2,000, three-year-olds,
mile and an eighth—Robespierre won,
Prince Fonso second, Blarney-stone
third; time, 2:02...
Three-year-olds and aver, seven fur
longs—Pell Mell won, Jack Cocks sec
ond, Loveland third: time, l:35 l /o.
Railroad Strike in Ireland.
Dublin, April 20. — Davitt's efforts
failed to remove the deadlock between
the railroad and employees. Freight
traffic has been stopped and passenger
and mail trains are giving an erratic
service. The signal men who struck
will be prosecuted for endangering the
public safety. Tlie people are irritated
by the loss of trade and the diversion of
American mails to Southampton, and no
sympathy is felt for the strikers.
Pettltt Can Play Tennis.
London, April 20.—Petti tt, the Amer
ican lawn tennis champion, made his
first appearance in England at the
Queen's Club rou..v, defeating Sir Ed
ward Grey 3 to 2.
THE STRIKE MANIA.
It is Universal in the
Baneful Elfects of the Imperial
Labor Agitation Becomes More and
The Authorities Prepared to Suppress the
May-£>ay Celebration, but No
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Berlin, April 2b\—[Copyrighted, 1800,
by the New York Associated Press.]
The Emperor telegraphed instructions
to Chancellor Yon Caprivi regarding the
attitude of the authorities throughout
the country towards the May day cele
brations. Reports from the populous
centers show that the authorities in
some places are preparing to suppress
public demonstrations by the use of the
soldiery. In other places they are con
fining themselves to the issuing of
warnings against excesses. The Chan
cellor has made arrangements to secure
a unity of action between the various
authorities. Although it is expected in
official circles that the day will pass
over quietly, every precaution will be
taken for the prompt suppression of dis
order. The troops will be kept within
their barracks in order to avoid collision
with those taking part in tlie celebra
tions, but will be read)' to act if re
The Socialist leaders here continue to
influence the men against the suspen
sion of work. From present manifesta
tions, nothing like a unanimous demon
stration throughout Germany is now
possible. Large numbers of working
men are found everywhere who differ
with those desiring to make a demon
stration. The tendency among the
workingmen in Berlin is to work half a
day on May Ist.
The Socialists of Hamburg, Altona,
Leipsic and Frankfort persist in organiz
ing a demonstration. As the police of
Hamburg prohibit public meetings, the
trades have arranged for excursions and
rural sports,where free vent will be given
to their ideas regarding the eight hours
Labor agitation, apart from May day,
becomes more and more threatening.
Papers opposed to the social reforms of
the Emperor, point to the growth of the
excitement among the workingmen since
the publication of the Imperial rescripts.
As the moment for the Emperor's
journey to Bremen approached, the em
ployees of the railway on which he was
to travel struck for higher wages. Men
from other lines had to work the trains.
The strikes that have taken place here
this week include shoemakers, stone
layers, coopers, screw-makers, furniture
polishers, trainmen, boxmakers, tin
smiths, locksmiths, printers, machinists,
coppersmiths and a number of minor
Reports from Frankfort, Breslau, El
berfeld and Hamburg show that
the strike mania is universal.
An ominous feature of the shoe
makers' strike here has been the
issue of a violent manifesto in which the
existing social order is denounced. The
Emperor's rescripts are attacked as use
less. The workmen, as a dominant
force, the manifesto says, ought to over
turn and renovate society.
The Evangelical Congress meets here
May 28th to discuss strikes, its protec
tion of workmen, and the position of
Christian Socialists towards the Demo
The visit of the Emperor to Strashurg
has given rise to a crop of Paris rumors.
The Nord Deutshe Zeitung, commenting
upon the absurdity of the story that the
Emperor meant to propose to France a
joint European customs union, at
tributes this and kindred reports to the
efforts of French officials to create dis
cord in the Dreibund. The real pur
port of the Emperor's journey was the
inspection of the garrisons at Strasburg,
Severne and Saarbiuck.
A TREMENDOUS SENSATION.
Startling Frauds in the German Navy
About to be Disclosed.
Berlin, April 26.—A tremendous sen
sation is about being afforded the Ger
man capital by a trial for bribery that is
expected to reveal most astounding
facts. The curtain that has covered cer
tain corrupt practices for a number of
years is now to lie withdrawn, and un
suspected corruption in the Imperial
Naval Department brought to light. It
is alleged that the Government has been
robbed of immense sums, and a host of
naval officers and reputable firms are
Stanley Arrives at London.
London, April 2(5. —Stanley arrived in
London this afternoon. There was an
immense concourse of people inside and
outside the station, ana he was given a
most enthusiastic greeting.
Stanley was taken in a carriage by the
Baroness Burdett-Coutts to Kensington.
All along the route the explorer was
greeted with the utmost enthusiasm.
At the command of the Prince of Wales,
Stanley, Parke, Mackinnon and De Win
ton have gone to Sandringham, where
they will remain until Monday. Stan
ley's arrival at Dover this morning was
characterized by a scene of disgraceful
confusion at the pier, owing to misman
agement by the local authorities. A
crowd of distinguished gentlemen had
gathered to greet him, but could not get
on the pier.
Summoned to Berlin.
Berlin, April 26.—The Hamburger
Nachrichten says the German Ambassa
dors abroad have been summoned to
Berlin to confer with the Government
concerning various questions pending
between Germany and the foreign Gov
The Emperor of Germany arrived at
Darmstadt this morning, on a visit to
the Queen of England.
Queen Vie at Darmstadt.
Bremerhaven, April 26.—Queen Vic
toria dined wit h the ducal family and
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Buys the Daily Herald and
*s2 the Weekly Herald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
Emperor William this evening, and
afterwards witnessed a private per
formance of Wichert's comedy, Post
Fe.stnm. The'Gernian Empress "has re
turned to Berlin.
The Yakima ( anal.
North Yakima, Wash., April 26—The
Northern Pacific has guaranteed the
bonds of the Yakima Canal and Irriga
tion Company, and a telegram was re
ceived today that $300,000 of the bonds
had been placed in New York. The
canal will be 110 miles long, and will
cost $1,000,000. The survey will be com
pleted and work commenced within
A Bankrupt Concern,
Minneapolis, April P. Lil
jengren, of the Liljengren Furniture
Company, today applied to the courts
for a receiver, alleging that George P.
Gould, president of the company, had
misappropriated $15,000 of the concern's
funds. It is alleged that Gould is bank
rupting the concern, which now has an
unsecured indebtedness of $14,000.
Marie Wainwrlght Very 111.
Minneapolis, April 26. —Miss Marie
Wainwright, the Well-known actress,
was obliged to cancel her concluding
performances today, on account of severe
illness. Her physician says she has
hemorrhage of the" brain, and fears she
will he unable to appear upon the stage
A Decision for the Libelants.
Seattle, April 26.—Judge Hanford to
day rendered a decision in favor of the
libelants in the case against the British
ship Craigend, libeled by the crew for
THE CARPENTERS' STRIKE IN CHI
CAGO STILL ON.
The Builders "Will Not Recognize the
Union—Non-Union Men Appeal to the
Government for Protection.
Chicago, April 26.—The sc-ttlement of
the carpenters' strike is still a problem
of the future. The Builders' Exchange
today declines to recede from its position
not to recognize the Carpenters' Council,
and it is expected the joint conferences
of the various representatives were a
failure. The builders at a meeting to
day decided to complain to Mayor Creg
ier that police protection was not af
forded the non-unionist carpenters who
desired to work, and that unless more
active measures were employed an appeal
to Governor Fifer for militia would be
In a statement to the public tonight,
the builders and master carpenters say
that while not abridging the right of any
member to make any agreement he
pleases, they l will not, as an association
''be party to any agreement that will
deprive any employer or employed froi i
the right to earn his bread, whether or
not he belongs to their union or ours.'
The gas-fitters went on a strike tod
as had been threatened.
President o'Connell,of the Carpente
Council, declined to say whether 1
strike would now be declared off, as to
the new Bosses' Association, further
than that the subject would be con
sidered at a meeting to be held on Mon
day. Full authority to make a binding
agreement with the journeymen was
given by the new tosses to their arbitra
At a meeting of the non-union car
penters why have come here from other
States since the beginning of the strike,
a memorial was drafted setting forth
that they have been assaulted and terri
fied, and that the local police and other
authorities refuse to protect them; they
therefore ask Government protection.
The memorial is addressed to Secretary
It is now stated that there will be :
strike of the packing-house employees
the stockyards, as was at one tii:
feared. The strike, which would ha 1
involved 15,000 men, had a strong sen',
ment in its favor, but the older ham
who had passed through the disastroi
strike of '86, counselled against it as
hopeless, and their counsel prevailed.
Serious Riots Between Tenants and Sher
iffs on the Ponsonby Estate.
Dublin, April 26.—1t is learned that
serious trouble occurred during the evic
tion proceedings Thursday on the Pon
sonby estate. Patrick Stanton, a ten
ant, defied the entire party of bailiffi
and police, having placed an iron gate as
a barricade inside the doors of his
house. The doors were soon cut
to pieces with axes by the sheriffs
men, but they found it impossible to
remove the gate inside, They then
tried to effect an entrance through the
windows, but Stanton battered their
heads with a shovel. A large crowd of
tenants assembled and a serious riot en
sued, many receiving severe injury.
After a fearful struggle several tenants
Murdered His Companions.
Gainesville, Texas, April 26. —J. D.
Morris was arrested here today for the
murder of George Roberts and John
Moss, last Thursday evening. On that
day the three men traveled in company
through Greer county. While his com
panions were asleep Morris shot them,
killing both. He robbed the bodies and
then buried them in a sand-bank.
The Gov. Gets Patriotic.
Sacramento, April • 26.—Governor
Waterman has issued an address to the
people of the State urging all to unite to
make California's contribution to the
World's Fair at Chicago, commensurate
with the greatness of Tier industries and
resources. He will also refer to the sub
ject in his message to the next Legisla
The Delagoa Bay Dispute.
London, April 26.—A Lisbon dispatch
says the American and British Ministers
had a long interview yesterday with the
Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs,
and jointly demanded that the Delagoa
bay dispute be submitted to arbitration.
Retain Their Portfolios.
Rio de Janeiro, April 26.—The re
port of a ministerial crisis is false.
According to the newspapers of Monte
video, Ministers Boyacura and Buy
Bardoza still retain their portfolios.