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THE BURLINGTON, YT., FREE PRESS, FRIDAY, APHIL 15, 1887-TWELYE PAGES.
AN IMPORTANT LETTER FROM PRESI
Tlio Dignity mid Honor or llm United
Mali's Mii-t liit I'l (ilcclril lCeliilln-
tlon will be I'mplnyed If Abso
Washington, April 8. The president
Imvitig received n communication from
Hie American Fisheries union ot Massa
chusetts culling utten'ioii to tliu fisheries
dispute and suKKcstum that the retalla-
tory act passed by the late Congress
would, In their opinion, bo milllclently
executed It the proposed retaliation was
coniineu to tue cnwinn ot the United
i-tiites markets to (Jnnndinn llsh products,
lie lias inane me louowinp: answer:
Washington, April 7, 1S87.
(Iconic Steele, Jlu,, 'resident American
iibiitru anion ana outers, awuves
Gentlemen : I tiavu received your letter
lately auiireM-eii to me, anil nave iiiven
lull consideration to the exnresslon of the
views and wishes therein contained in re
lation to the existlniT dltlerences between
tliu government of (ireat Britain and the
united States, crowing out ot tlio rental
to award to our citizens eniiaced in tlsh
iiifj enterprises liie privileges to which
uiey are eiiuueii, cither under treaty stip
ulations or guarantees of International
comity and neighborly concessions. I sin
cerely trust the apprehension you express
of tint unjust and untriendiy treatment
jt American llslienneu lawfully found in
Canadian waters will not be really so.
Tlit action ot tins administration since
lune, 1SS5, when the llsliery articles of the
treaty ot 1ST1 were terminated under tliu
notillcatiou which had two years before.
neen given ny our government, lias been
fully disclosed by the correspondence be
tween the representatives and appropriate
departments of the respective govern
ments, wltn winch you are entirely famil
iar. An examination of this correspond
ence lias doubtless satistled you that m no
case have the rights or privileges of Amer
ican Usliermen been overlooked or neglect
ed, but that on the contrary they have
been studiously insisted upon and cared
for by every means within the control of
the executive branch of the government.
The act of Congress approved March 3,
18S7, authorizing a course of retaliation
through executive action in the event of
i continuance on the part of the British
American authorities of unfriendly con
duct and treaty violations all'ecting Amer
ican ll-herman devolved upon the president
jf the I'nited States exceedingly grave ami
solemn responsibilities, comprehending
lignly important consequences to our
latiounl character and dignity, and involv-
ug an extremely valuable commercial in
tercourse between the British possessions
of North America and tlio people of the
United States. I understand the main
purpose of your letter is to suggest that,
jU case recourse to the retaliatory meas
ures authorized by tills act should be in
vited by the unjust treatment of our fish
ermen in the future, the object of such
retaliation might be fully accomplished
by "prohibiting- Canadian caught, lih
I run i entry into the ports of the United
States." The retaliation contem
plated by the act of Congress is
Co be enforced, not to protect
solely any particular interest how
ever meritorious or valuable, but to main
tain national ;houor and thus protect all
In this view a violation of American
Jlshery rights and unjust or unfriendly
nets toward a poitionot our citizens en
gaged in tills business is an occasion for
action and constitutes a national affront,
which gives birth to or may justify re
taliation. This lneasiiu! once resorted to,
its effectiveness and value may well de
pend upon the thoroughness and extent
of Its application ami in the peiiormance
jt international duties, the enforcement
of international rights and the protection
of our citizens, this government and the
people of the I'nited Statu must act as
a unit, all intent upon attaining the
best itsult of retaliation upon the
basis of a maintenance of national
honor and duty. A nation seeking for any
means to maintain its honor, dignity and
integrity Is engaged in protecting the
rights ot its people, and if in such effort-,
particular inteiests are injured and spe
cial advantages forfeited, these things
ought to lie patriotically borne for the
public good. An immense volume of popu
lation, tnanuiactures and agricultural
productions and marine toonage nnd rail
ways to which these have given activity,
is largely the result of intercourse be
tween the United States and British
America, and the natural growth of a full
half century of good neighborhood and
frieudly communication form an aggre
gate ut material wealth nnd incidental re
lations of the most impresbivo mag
nitude. I fully appreciate these things
and am not unmindful of the great
number of our people who are concerned
in such vast and diversified interests.
In the performance ot the serious duty
which Congress has imposed upon me and
in the exercise upon just occasion of the
power conferred under the act referred to,
I bhall deem myself bound to inflict no un
necessary damage or injury upon any por
tion ot our people, but 1 shall neverthe
less be unflinchingly guided by a sense of
what the self-respect and dignity of the
nation demand. Ill the maintenance of
these and in support of the honor of the
government beneath which overy citizen
may repose in safety, no sacrifice of per
sonal or private interests shall bo consid
ered as against the general welfare.
Yours very truly,
Commissioner Walker In lloston,
Boston, April 10. Hon. Aldaco F. Wal
ter of the new inter-State commerce com
mission was in town investigating the
grievances presented !n a petition ad
dressed to the commission by the steam
ship lines and the merchants of Boston, to
authorize the trunk lines of railroads from
Chicago to Boston to continue tho export
trade on the same basis as heretofore. Col.
Walker after n hearing given to Mr.
Blaney, representing the merchants and
Mr. Lincoln, speaking for the steamship
lines, assured them that Boston's griov
ances under the Inter-State commission
bill should bo faithfully laid before tho
full board and iustico done. After sncntl-
iik the day he left for his home In Itut-
jaim, having niauea very good Impression
ijioii uiu uusiuess men wnom nu nau met.
Tliu Institute of Instruction.
Boston, April 10. Tho American Insti
tute of Instruction will hold it"58th annual
meeting at Burlington, July 5 and 8,
1887. Tho following speakers have al
ready been secured : Thomas M. Balliet,
Heading. Penn., "Tho Feelings nnd Their
Culture" ; John O. Morris, '"Extra Pro
fessional Duties und Privileges of tho
Teacher": Thomas Kmerson, "Free Text
Books" ; Walter Q. Scott, "The Hlements
of a Liberal Education" . James C.
Greeuough. "Individualism InTeachlnc" :
George I. Aldrlch, "Ungraded Schools";
A. W. Kdson, "The Professional Training
of Teachers" : J. M, Suwln. "Tho Litera
ture of our Boys and Girls ; Whnt may bo
uone to improve it": a. hi. Kuwurus,
j. nu &ciiooi ami tue uiuzen."
Horstbrd's Aoitl Phosphate.
Pr. A. L. TuitNr.it, Head Physician, Illooms-
jurn Diuiiiurium, riiiianoipina, i'u., says :
""llnvo pcrbcrlbed it in sovornl hundred crises
of epilepsy, und ulwun with (rood results.
.li un adjunct to tho recuperative powers of
nbo nrvou system I know of nothing to
TIIK ClIINICSt: TKAIII5.
lliel'urlflo ltiilliva h Auk for it ti inter
pretation of the Cnniinerre Art.
Washington, April ".The following
correspondence fully explains Itself:
San I'uancisco, April 4,
To Jwluc T. M. Ctmlcii, Chairman:
The ipieslintt 1 before u, In cninpetlilnn
Willi tliu Sue, " anal route tor liiislnu-m with
China anil Japan, whether wo can muko com
peting prl cs through to lie Atlantic porta at
less rates Hum tliu locul rate-elim (reel, say
Irom Sun Francisco lo Now York, the linn
from China ami Inpnii beluga on Inn. jus one
In connection with the Centr.il I'aelllu and tliu
Union Piiclllo rallw.ijH. The question is a so
In loro us of n tilting, In colli imIHoii with the
Cupii Horn anil thu iMliniiii of l'uiiiima rail
road a lute that i emits slilpine its
be ween Sun l'nttici-co u"d Atlantic ports
Wo construe the lourth rectum of tho luter
Htiitoonnimoiee net piau leahy to ho in nil -stance
ihn ntvllcution lo Inlci-Stuto com
merce of ihu common law principle that the
shipper avail liltiHclf ot the competion ami
iluita less rate limy he churned lor a longer
tliuii a slioiter distance, providing more could
ho obtained, It the iluht of eompntl ion H
reciignlz.d ns between the carrier nnd shipper
nur carrying business will not bo interrupted,
but. nthernlsu wo shiill ho uiiubloto compote
for Chinese anil Japanese trudo with IheSuez
ennui und also he tumble to compute with the
water roll tea li- 1'iiiiama nntl Cmn trnrn rup
business originating In t'allloinlii. Wo await
President, Southern l'au lie Kudroad.
Jjdauil Stanford, San Fiancttcn, Cat :
A indication to the cntntni-Rimi l.ii-n ,tinlit
exueptlou under the lutcr-Stiito eomtnercc
niw una oniy no grunted alter lti vcstljrutloti
into the acts. A verilled petition setting torth
the Kiounilsof tlio nppllcallon should ho pre;
ed T. AI, Cooi.ev, Chairman.
Trunk Lines Want to Carry Goods for Kx
port lit 1'rosent Itntus.
Washington, April 7. Tho inter-State
commerce commission to-day lecolved the
application of the steamship lines nnd
merchants of Boston to authorize the
trunk lines of railroads from Chicago to
Boston to contluue the export trade on
tlio same basis ns heretofore, giving equal
rates with New York on all merchandise
exported, and it lus been referred to Com
missioner Walker for investigation. The
commiuslou will tnke a recess from to-day
until Friday of next week, during which
time Commissioner Walker will visit Bos
ton and examine into the matter.
Tin: UAKFIKLU SI AT UK
To ho Dedicated by tho Army of the Ctim-
liurlaml In May,
Washington. Anvil r. Tim dvpmiiivd
committee of the Society of the Army of
the Cumberlahd have practically com
pleted the programme for the annual
meeting of the society to be held in this
citv Mav 11 and ! when tho n(i,,i.i
statue will he unveiled. A meeting of the
society will he held on the morning of
.uny ii aim uen. Sherman will pres de.
Tlw. Ill 1- .in i
iiiuui.iuuii win ue iiuiivt'rua in tin uveu-
with appropriate cert'iiionie.s, at which the
president anil members of the CHbinet will
lit. lirhiml A tiufluf..! ,.. .......... i... .
t..v..j..L. iuv,u-,i..ii tui inc aLiiiuu lias
llHHIl Pl-ftnll fill l.il-i.ln .1, tlw. !.....
of first street and Maryland avenue, Con-
Kic.- niiviiig apjiropriateti SJU,nuu lor this
liiit-nnuf. 'Pin. Ltnfix. ....i.i i... .
. m nimuc inn miu 11,1 uy liie
society of the Army ot the Cumberland.
Tin: luioni; ma.vu i:i.i:ction.
All the State Olllcers Demncriits lvltli Two
PnoVIDKNCn. K. I.. April 7. The u-hnlp
democratic State ticket is elected except
the secretary of state. McGntnnnssi. ilem.
ocrat, has a plurality, hut the republican
legislature will place the present incum
bent and nominee of the nartv. Addemau.
in the olllce.
The results of the contest mav be sum
marized as follows : John W. Davis.
lemoerat. is elected
joiity. There is no election for lieutenant-
governor or secretary of state. Ziba O.
Slocum, democrat, is elected nttorney
reneral bv'J.lls nmiot-ltv mill r n i
democrat, general treasurer by axi!) ma
jority. Tho majority against the woman
sullrage amendment is 15,123. In this city
tlio entire democratic assembly ticket is
elected. The Senate stands republicans
1-.', uuiuocrais aim there was no elec
tion in live cases. The House will com-
pi iso a, republicans nnd Xi democrats,
with 12 districts yet to bo heard from.
OKNUtAI, KAII.HUAI1 UOYCOTT.
The MlulilKiui Central and Lake Shore
ltouds Full into I.lne.
ClIRAOO. Anril S. The Mlnhbrnn ("an.
tral road will to-morrow issue a cirenlsr
boycotting the 23 roads upon which trunk
lines navo placed their ban and all
through tickets over Western Hnea will
be taken oir sale. The Chicago roads ex
empt from boycott are the Northwestern,
1111. . ! . , i irn .... . -
iiuuuia ucianii itiiu .iiuwauKeo nntl ot.
P.llll. All rnmlu luiiilln.r tn I.7. ......... n...
are barred so that a traveller from the
r.ast, can not nuy a through ticket to that
tin lit lis thu TiL-r. Sh
cott to-day. The Baltimore and Ohio and
uuum iruuK are now me only seaboard
line which are not turning Western tick
ets to the wall. Neither side shows any
signs of yielding and tho boycott will
inuiiiiuij uunuuuu uuiii too matter IS
brought before the inter-State commis-
VISITKO I1Y FI.OOOS.
Cochecton, N. Y.. Inundilted by Three
Koet or Wutor.
MlI)l)I.!:TOVN. N. Y.. Anrll 8. Tho vll.
lage of Cochecton, Sullivan county, is
again flooded for the fourth time this
year. The warm weather and rain on
Aionuay night made high water in the
Delaware river. On Tuesday nfternoon
the water was running over Cochecton
nam, aim 111 iiiiuuigub mm reached tho
I 'riJsh vlnrlii 11 nhllrnli ii'liui-a tliu ui-cn.....
divided, a portion taking the main high
way and the balance pouring through the
village btreets past Beach's store and
l.'lmi...!.. Mil -.1 .1 111..
jump! n nuiei. j-iiu biuici auu uiveiiiugs
were inundated to tlio depth of; three
feet. Till, frM In tin. rlvoi- liml r;i in ii I iiu
frozen, preventing tho water taking Its
Holler Kxplodes and live Men Injured.
Trsc.UioisA, Nev., April 7. Hoisting
works of the Nevada Queen mine were
completely destroyed yesterday by the
explosion of a box of giant powder which
had been placed near the boiler to thaw.
The boiler also exploded and Ave men
were seriously injured, among them being
A. D. Kussell, foreman of the mine, who
Is bellpveil In In fiitnllir Imi-t n'tio tmmn.
ing machinery was also destroyed ami tho
mines Hooded. The North, Belle Isle and
other adjoining mines are also lllling with
water, it will be three months before the
new worKS can no constructed nud work
In pernicious pructlccs pursued in solltudo, Is
a most sturtliiiK cause of nervous and ifenerul
debility, hick of self coullilencu and will
power, Impaired memory, despondency, and
other attondants of wrecked manhood. But
Icrers i-liould address, with ten cents lu
stamps, for largo u strutod troatlso, polnt
Iiir out unluilhiir meant of pcrlectr cure,
World's Dispensary and Medical Association,
uuo illUUl DU UCl, iiuiuuo, n, x.
roiul'H Kztruct, for all Hemorrluinea and nil
rain. No preparation is equal to It. In the
lix tract Nutu 10 and Bciunco are combined.
wvuuiue in uumes wim uua wmppers only.
THE NATIONAL GAME.
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BETWEEN ST.
LOUIS AND CHICAGO.
Openlnc (lame Won by tlio While Stock
IiiKsAriuru Hard I-nili;ht llattle-I!x-citing
Contests In Lowell and llos
ton Other Oiiuies l'hljed,
Sr. Louis, April 7. The first game of
tlio world's championship series between
tlie St. Louis Browns and Clilcagos was
played to day tn tho presence of WJOO peo
ple and Chicago won it after a hard light.
It was to a great extent a pitchers' battle
as the work of both Font, nntl Clarkson
under the restrict ion of the new pitching
rules wasiemarkable. For six successive
tunings the Chicago.! were whitewashed,
Foutz's wonderful work completely but
tling the white stockings ; In the seventh,
however, Anson's two-bagger, Sylvester's
inuir of Gleason's assist, and Burns
single brought In two runs. Four more
were atltletl In the eight on two bag drivers
by Sunday and Anson, Welch's bad mull
and Williamson's single.
St. Louis 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0-3
Chlc.uro 0 0 0 0 0 I) a 4 -0
j. mi iiiises on mis, t;nieto is, St. i.ouls 3:
errors. Chicago 5, Ht. Louis U.
Lowur.l., Mass., April ".In the opening
game of base ball of theseason hereto-day
the howells were defeated by Dartmouth
college nine. The Lowells failed to fath
om Viutt's delivery until the llr.sthalfof
the sixth inning. They then found him
for two singles, but the game was called
on account of the cold. Doyle was hit
heavily, appearing to sillier under the new
rules. The players are much dlsatislled
with them In respect to called balls and
Dartmouths 2 1 7 3 7 "0
I.o webs. ..1 2000-11
I otal bases on hits, Dartmouth 21, Lowells
in; earned run. Dartmouths 2; struck out by
V iau 1J, by D.iylo 5: passed b.ills, Art. 3.
Culnasso 7: wild pitches, Vlau 3, Doyle 2.
lime 2 hours 3J minutes.
Two Good Gaines In Huston,
Boston-, April 7. Over 3700 spectators
witnessed tho formal opening of the base
ball season on the Boston grounds to-day,
when two six-innings games were played
by 17 of the 18 men under contract to the
Boston club, assisted by one outsider.
Kelly did not seem to think it worth while
to waste his energies in a scrub game, but
kept a sharp oversight of the players.
Madden carried off the honors of the day.
lie nau goon control ot the ball, nnd
watched the bases well. He struck- nut
four men in the six innings. Con
way, on tlio contrary, was hit
hard, and often his manner
careless and he was somewhat wild.
O Bourke held Stemmewr u-ell mid 1 Ttir-
gins made a favorable impression at sec
ond base. Wheelock tlid not play owing
to a sprain. The other men appeared to
good advantage. The first game resulted
in a victory for the. nicked nim bni mr
of six to one through the inability of the
iciiuini team to nu. .uatiuen.
.Stemmever astonished everv one in tho
second game by his hard hitting and the
ihml oase running. Tins game resulted
13 to 2 in favor of the reo-nhir nlnn. Thu
club left Boston to night tor an exhibition
tour, itiKiug 14 men.
TIIK CHICAGO STKIKI-.
Shots Kxclmnged Chance That the Strike
Will he Hrokuu To-dny.
Chicago, April 8. Fights between the
strikers and imported carpenters occurred
in many parts of the city to day. The
strikers in almost every case managed to
elude the police. Non-union men were
compelled to quit work in a number of
instance-'. Shots were exchanged be
tween the policemen and strikers near
Humboldt park. "Scabs were found at
work by one of our committees." suhl
President Kliver of tho carpenters' coun
cil. "They were requested to quit. Sud
denly a patrol wagon loaded with police
men came and firing began on both sides.
The shots were lired in the air and no-
uotiy was nit "
A meeting of Knights will be held to
morrow morning at which it is posssible
the Strike will be broken nntl a l?rpilt. luirt.
of the S000 meu will decide to resume
Senators with Literary Tastes.
Senator Brown is n enml Runtiat
likes to write religious articles for the
Senator Blair often contributes nrtleli.a
to the magazines on education nnd tem
Senator Morrill has recently published
a book which shows fine literary taste and
a charming style.
senator ingalls takes great pains to
millrri bis fiintrilintlntio n f t i-.int I .... .....1
iiuii III.!., iii.ii u, mm
seldom retuses a publisher's request for
ilia vic .
Senator Dawes is very font! of writing,
and nothing delights him more thau a re
quest for an article on Indian affairs, on
ll.l.lnli l.n la .....11 I..?.- I '
11111.11 lie in null itiiuiuietl,
Kpniltnr T-'ilmiitulu ii-ritoo 1it.1..ii.
------ - - "inn III ICII I 111111
forcibly. He is not foud of writiug, but
ut.KiaiuiKiiij u pwuusiiei uiuuoes mm to
slate his views on some subject.
l-nntnr Wlllln lliimnfm ..lrl.n....l. e 1
.i ....u iiiiuijiiuu) nnuuilKIl 1U1H1
of writing, cannot be said to be successful
.-, ii incline man. ins styie is clumsy
and his use of words is not always the
bent. When nnn nf lilu ni.,lnl..a ln ....I.1I..1.
ed ho buys one hundred or more conies of
tliu l.lllrriil.i.. ...wl .11. 4-..I1.... -1 ' ..
vi.u mafiiiAiuc nun luabiiuuics Loom among
Iloyntlili SwIiiiKtlie Hudson.
Ni:w Your, April 10. Capt: Boynton,
who started from Hudson Tuesday to
swim to this city, arrived at the battery at
U p. m. to-day.
HasB Hall Players Stopped,
l,ON'G ISIiAKI) ClTV. N. Y.. Anrll 1(1
Sixty olllcers made a raid ou several
grounds wnero uau games were in prog
ress und stopped the games. At one place
when tho Nevvarks and Cuban Giants
were playing the olllcers had some trouble
but succeded in stopping the game.
Active, l'uahlne mid Itelluhle.
Messrs. Ileaupro & Lowroy can ulways be
relied upon to carry In stock tho purest and
best Roods, nnd sustain tho reputation nf be
ing active, pushing and reliable, by recom
mending articles with well Cftabllshed merit
and sucli as tiro popular. Having tho agency
for tho celebrated I)r, King's New Discovery
for consumption, colds and coughs will sell
it on a positive guarantee It will Burely
euro any and every alTection of throat, lungs,
or Chest, and in ordor to prove our clulra, wo
ask you to call and get u Trial Iluttlc Free.
Itucklen's Aruioit Halve,
Tnn Best Salve in the world for Cuta
B'uisob, Sores, Olcors.Saltltboum, Fever Borei
Totter, Chappod Hands, Chilblains, Corns and
all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles,
or no pay requirod. It Ib guaranteed to glv
perfect satisfaction, or mouoy refundod,
I'rico 25 conts per bo.t. For sale by Deauprr
" - ,
No ono knows better than thoso who havo
used Carter's Llttlo Liver l'llls what roliol
thov havo given when taken for dyspepsia,
dizziness, puln In tho si do constipation, dis
ordered stomach, ic. Try them.
TIIK NKW INTKH8TATU LAW.
Stiitementby Kx-Governor Smith nstn the
l'ollcy of the Central Verinoiit ltiillroiul,
A special despatch to tho lloston Jour
juil from St. Albans, says : President
Smith I of the Central Vermont railroad
says that, the olllcers and employes of the
company were early instructed to conform
in every particular to tho spirit as well ti
the letter of the law. "Most of tho annual
passes for 18S7 havo been returned to head
quarters by the persons who held them,
but quitea number ot annuals were col
li cled on the trains. Our conductors re
port collecting fares trmu the railroad
commlhslouM, irom directors of n.ads in
the Central Vemnont sv-tem and irom
government, and State olllcials and news
paper men whose passes had expired. Our
rule relating to passes Is an Ironclad one.
The management however, lias reissued
to the rallioad commissioners and the va
rious State olllcers, annual passes with
these words stamped on the tace. 'Tills
pais is issued subsequent to April fi, 1M7,
and is subject to the limitations of the In
terstate law.' No passes of any descrip
tion will be issued to persons engaged in
Interstate trallic Local fares will remain
unchanged tit the rates adopted by the
company at tlio beginning ot the present
year. There will be no change lu the excur
sion arrangements cxlstttiu; in p ist seasons
aud we propose to carry out all contracts
made for excursion business tho coming
summer." Concerning through and local
freight rates under the new tariff Gov
Smith said : "The Central Vermont
hits adopted tho classillcation known as
the olllclal classification, which has been
adopted by all the trunk lines, including
the Grand Trunk railway of Canada,
which will apply to througli tratlic; ami
wo have also adopted what Is known ns
the New Knglaud classillcation, which is
applicable to local trallic. The Grand
Trunk railway nrinagement proposes to
fully conform to the interstate law, aud
will work in harmony with the Central
Vermont." Gov. Smith said that under
the revised classillcation height rates
would bo deceased in soma direction-) and
increased in others.
TIIK DKOUTII INTK.VAS,
Failure of the I.oiil" Kxpected Itailis
Kini: Cotton Ovrcoino -The Mock I)y.
Ini; for Want of Herbage ami U liter
- KlTect on this Seasuii's Cropw.
Galveston, April 10. The late drought
now extends from the far western grazing
lands across the State for a distance ot SOI)
miles into the pine regions bordering
Louisiana, but decreases in severity ns it
approaches the pineries. The general
rains which usually set In at the lull of
the moon are wanting and the cool, dry
winds of the past fortnight continue to
prevail except in the district immediately
west and southwest of San' An
tonio, embracing Medina, Bandora, Frio
and Atascosa counties, where moderate
rains fell yesterday hut not enough. This
is one of the grazing sections of the State
where the stock was dying. Between San
Antonio ami the coast embracing such
fertile counties as Gimdaloupe, Gonzales,
Lavoca, Colorado, Caldwell, Bastrop and
a dozen others the diouth has assumed a
seiious aspect, putting an embargo upon
all agricultural development, especially
cotton, tlie chief product ot this section.
One correspondent describes the road
ways throughout this belt as covered to
a depth ot several inches with dust. The
Ileitis tire barren even of weeds while
strings of cattle almost too poor to stand
up are travelling constantly in search of
grass and water.
In central Texas embracing about 30
counties surrounding Waco, Cor.iicana
and Burnet the situation is scarcely
more promising, all tho reports agree
ing in that nothing but very early
and plentiful rains will avert serious
damage or failure of crops. In Northern
nntl Northwestern Texas the drought is
not as severely felt as in other sections,
hut complaints are increasing daily. A
slight sprinkle of rain fell during the
week in Mitchell county along the line of
the Texas nnd 1'acillc road. One result of
the drought is notably the scarcity of early
vegetables at the principles cities. Anxiety
over the situation is becoming greater
everyday. The wholesale houses of this
city are calling their drummers off the
roads as the country merchants refuse to
buy pending the uncertainty of the crop
HOT IIKAUKD SOUTlIEKNEItS.
Congressman Glover and Judge Luughlin
yuarrel Uuol Feared.
Chicago. Anrll s -ah rniop.ni.oun u.,i,.i
from St. Louis says Congressman John M.
uiover ami .Judge Henry D. I.aughlin,
one of the most prominent attorneys in
St. Louis, were the central figures in a
little sensation to-day that threatens seri
ous consequences. It. D. L incastor, sur
veyor of the port, is suingGloverforSlOO,
000 for an alleged libel. Glover is taking
depositions to show Lancaster's character,
and for several days exciting personal
P!lisndp3 Imi'A millvnnnil tUa nPnnn..,ll.
......... ..vi. ill. lllllv,CCUlllP.
Judge Laughlln is of the counsel for Lan-
uK.iiui-. mover oojecceil to Laiikhllu's
way of handling n witness, and Laughlin
resented tlie congressman's interference.
Hot words ensued and botli meu sprang
to their feet. The referee before
whom the case is proceeding, got between
them anil prevented a light.
At the close of tho day's session Glover
said he hail used harsh language and was
willing to withdraw the epithet he had
applied to Laughllu if tlio latter would do
the same. "I am willing to go half way,"
he said. 1
"I'll havo no half way business" said
Laughlin. "You are tho aggressor and
wusi. miuiutiiie limy,"
"I'll bee you further," said Glover.
"ou will see me further" said Laugh
lin, "and hear from me."
It is thought by those who know both
men that Laughlin, who is known to be
a man ot nerve and an expert with the
pistol will compel Glover to make a full
apology or meet him in a mortal combat.
Weeks's Murderer Found.
Nl'W YoitK, April 10. The police ot this
city have in custody a man whom they be
lieve is the one who murdered Lvmau S
Weeks In Brooklyn, March in. Three
crooks" were arrested in this city named
Krauss. Baker and Greenwnlt. nil r.nr.
mans. Krauss told Inspector Byrnes that
Greetiwalt had told liltn, Krauss, that ho
had shot Weeks in Brooklyn, and then
sold the pistol he did the murder with and
oougtic a new one. Ureenwn.lt told
"Crook" Baker the same story.
Shipwrecked Sailors ltescued,
I'lllLAiiiai'iHA, April 10. Tho ship
wrecked sailors, the crew ot the British
brig Laura, arrived in port to-day in a
Norwegian bark, bound to New York
from Liverpool, having been rescued from
their water logged vessel Tuesday last,
-m, nines souiiieasi, ot uape unaries.
W. D. Hoyto &Co.. Wholesale and Hctall
Druggists of Homo, Ga say : Wo havo been
scllltig Dr. King's New Discovery, Klectrlo
Hitters and llucklon's Arnica Salvo for two
years. Havo never handled remedies that
sellas wcll.orglvosucn uidvereal satisfaction
There havo been lomti wonderful cures effect
ed by theso medicines In this city. Several
cases of pronounced Consumption havo been
entirely cu ed by 1190 of a few bottles of Dr,
King's Now Discovery, taken In connection
with Electrlo Hitters. Wo guarautco them al
ways. Bold by Ileaupro Jt Lowroy.
BLAINE SERIOUSLY ILL.
ATTACKED BY BRONCHIAL CATARRH
AND FEVER THREATENED.
'liyslclntM Hiiminoned from St. I.ouls to
Fort Glhftiin to Attend Him I.ntest lto
ports of 11 Fnvorablo Character -Nothing
Sorious Is Feared.
St. Loi is, Aprils. H. C. Kerns, a near
friend of Blaine, accomp mietl by Dr. II.
II. Mudd, a prominent physician of this
city, left hero at 1 p. m. by special train
for Fort Gihion. None of the circumstan
ces leading up to Blaine's Illness are yet
known here, but puitlculars are momcu
tarlly expected. Tho Inference naturally
drawn from the fact that a physician has
gone from here to see and perhaps attend
Blaluu lu face of the probable fact that
there Is a skilful army surgeon at Fort
Gibson Is that ho Is, or Is likely to be, seri
ously 111 The private telegram giving the
statement of Mr. Blaine's physician is as
"Mr. Ill.ilno ti doing well, only slight, fever,
l'ulbo good, ) per miuulo, respiration 15."
The following desp itch was received by
the Associated Press at 8:) to-night ;
1'on-r (inwo.v, I. T.. April 8.
.Mr I tin) tin 19 Hiilleiing Ir.ni bronchial
catarrh with lever ol a remitting type. Me
hleein well and has no typhoid symptoms.
Ills re.-plnitiou is normal, lo per minute.
CiiAiiiii'.s P. llEUNK, Post Surgeon.
Pretty soon you will see "a little due
ot a bonnet" on a little goose of a woman.
Blob.ion found bis little boy crying, the
other day, and upon asking him what
was the matter, the precocious infant
sobbed : "Oh, pa I I'm afraid there's go
ing to be a smash-up. Ma said she was
going to spank me, and she's just been
rubbing nitro-glycerine on her hands I''
If this is a specimen of Weather Clerk
Greely's springs, put him out 1
llochester, N. 1',, is moving to pension
such of her policemen ns become disabled
wliile in the line of duty. Several of
them, who have caught cold while sleep
ing in the open air, are going to apply for
Tlie washerwomen and laundry proprie.
tors in Washington are having a pretty
little light over the question of which
shall wash the treasuiT towels. They
aren't lighting for the printing depart
ment towels, however.
A manicure who gilds linger nails, ad
vises everybody lo submit to tills opera
tion, "because it hides the dirt." Tramps
please take notice.
An Albany girl had her photograph
taken in 14 different attitudes, and was
about to assume tlie loth when she
sprained her ankle and had to give it up.
Ten marriages are to take place tit Al
monte, Out., after Lent as the result of
happy associations connected witli the
local toboggan slide. Good gracious !
where is Burlington, with its three big
slides and shoals of pretty girls ?
The late princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein
smoked strong cigars and talked meta
physics in half a dozen languages. If she
had only been addicted to trowers, where
would Dr. Walker have been 1
An exchange has au article on "The
Hise and Fall of the 1'oet." One impor
tant point is omitted, however, and that
is the length of the stairs.
"Well," said a prominent statesman,
"we have to pay our fare now, but wo get
there just tho same."
William Bates of Whitley county, Ky
has killed seven men with his own hand,
and yet he doesu't set up to be a Sulli
van. A lot of New York reporters have joined
the Knights of Labor. There will be no
barring them out of meeting now. When
you hear of a reporter's getting left just
drop us a postal, will you ?
Citizen, to sportsman: "Seems as
though your dog's tall is sort of banged."
Sportsman : "Yes ; shot off, last sea
son." There is a young man in Buffalo who
has given a handsome ring to every one of
his 2:2 girls. He is a street car conductor,
and is used to ringing up the fare.
A big pump factory was started at
Akron, N. Y., April 1. Just nbout the
time when milk came down to live cents a
"Are all tlie singers dead f" asks a poet
Guess not. We heard a pair of them on a
shed roof, last night, that had a few lives
left. Come around with your gun some
Mr. Yates of the London World thinks
that Mrs. James Brown Potter "needs re
straint and repose." Kxactly. She ought
to be put to bed and kept there till she
cuts her wisdom teeth.
A new kind of ink has been invented
that will last forever and cannot be de
stroyed by any known chemical. All you
havo to do is to get a little of the common
kind of Ink on the end of your nose, ami
it becomes possessed ot all these proper
ties. A Canadian editor describes his contem
porary as "that freak against nature's
laws sandwiched between a weazeneil-up
soul and diseased imagination," Come,
Come 1 Our Western contemporaries must
Tlio Mauna Loa volcano is taking a
quiet smoke, preparatory to getting to
work on another eruption, loston llcr
aid. There Is a fair prospect Hint attempts on
tho life of tlio czar will in time depopu
late Russia, witli the solo exception of his
majesty, A'. 1', Qraphlc.
Tho knowledge that "murder on the
high seas" is au extraditable offence has
caused great consternation amoug debu
tante vocalists. Llje.
Tlio space-writing reporter will write
seven columns about nothing, and after
he has finished will run on for hours
about tho garrulity of the female sex.
Consistency, thy name is not man. Hon
Whnt a truly beautiful world wo live In I
Niituio gives us grimilour of mountains, glens
and oceans, and thousand of meaii9 of enjoy
ment. Wo can desire no better when in perfect
health ; but how often do the majority of peo
ple feel like giving it up disheartened, discour
aged nnd worn out witli dleense, and there 19
no occasion for this feeling, us overy suffer
er ciin vuslly obtain sntUlaotory proof, that
Ureen' uuut Flower, will make them hvo
from dlseoso, 119 when born. Dyspepsia and
Liver Complaint are the direct causes of seventy-live
per cent of siwdi maladies as bilious
ness, indigestion. Sick Headache, Co9tlenoss,
Noivous Prostration, Dizziness of the Head,
Palpitation ot the Heart nud other dlstres ing
symptom. Three doses ot ugust Fbnetr
will prove its wonderful effect, Sample bot
tles, 10 conts. Try it.
A UISTINOUISIIKU VISITOIt.
The President of the Northern I'aclllc
ltiillroiul In Snntik Cruz.
Wo copy tho following from the Snntn
Cruz. Oil., Dally Sentinel of March ao
The palace car "Wanderer" arrived in
this city f rom Monterey on Tuesday morn
Ing wit 1 Frederick Billing;, of Vermont
ex-president ot the Northern Pnclllc rail!
road, aud at present chairman of lis ex
ecutlvo committee, and Mrs. BIHIiil's's
three daughters and a sou and tutor. To
attend tlio wants of the party are a maid,
a cook and two porters. The car Is at the
broad gunge depot, and Is one ot the finest
tli'it has ever been In tills city. It was
originally built for W. ILVauderbllt's pri
vate use, and Is handsomely furnished with
all tho modern conveniences. Mr. Bil
lings s object in travelling around Is
mainly for the benefit of ids son's health.
He has been in the State lor the past two
months, spending most of the time In
.Southern California. He is an old Call
forn an, having been in early days In the
law business in San Francisco, Twenty
live years ago he and Mrs. Billings came
to Santa Cruz from San Francisco in a
buggy. Heat that time negotiated for
the purchase of the property now owned
'.y.'l: VV V'11'1!'"!. 1'tit then the property
ot U . C. Bartlett. Gen. Ilnlleck, his part
ner, was on the point ot purchasing Isbel
Grove when death Intervened, calling the
general to his "long home."
Mr. Hidings always had a fondness for
Santa Cruz, and sees for It a prosperous
future. He predicts great railroad ad
vancement for this State and a big tide of
He has a residence in New York and a
country seat of 1000 acres in Vermont,
lo tlie Vermont University he presented
tlie Marsh library and buildings, The
value of these generous gifts Is Jlf'0,000
In politics he is a staunch republican
and 11 Blaine man. However, bethinks
that a ticket headed by John Sherman of
Ohio ami Clmuncey Depew of New York
would sweep the country, but has his
doubts about Depew accepting the second
plHce. Mr. Billings nominated Senutor
hdmunds of Vermont for the presidency
in the republcan national convention of
1SS0. Ho thinks that Kdtnunds Is out of
the light, as he has no chance of securing
the coveted nomination. He predicts a
republican victory in tlie next presidential
In person Mr. Billings is a heavy-set
man with a large head restliiR on a pair
of broad shoulders. His eye is keen, and
his manner pleasant and agreeable. He
is a gentleman who will make friends
wherever he goes, as he is plain and unas
suming Among the visitors to the car Monday
afternoon was It. H. Hall, who was ac
quainted with him 3T years ago, Dr. Park
er, Mayor F.ffey, Duncan McPherson and
a Sentinel representative. Mr. Billings
and Mr. Hall enjoyed a pleasant hour
chatting over old times in the Green
Mountain State, recalling to mind boyish
pranks, and bringing up the names of old
acquaintances, some living and others
long since departed.
Mr. Billings says that the Northern Pa
cillc will connect with San Francisco very
soon. As au evidence of his power in tho
Ilnancial world it might be well to men
tion that it was lie. as the llrst president
of the Northern Pacific, who secured a
loan of "-lO.OOO.OOO on the company's bonds.
We learn, from another source, that Mr.
Billings expects toreacli home in the early
part of May.
P.very recommendation published In praise
or Dr. Scth -lritMhi's Cony'i Killer, as tlio great
remedy tor cough, colds, etc , etc., i9 guar
anteed tienutno by the proprietors of this
wonderful medicine. Watch lor tho Issue9
of this paper. For sole bv all druggists.
Price, Ik'., ,V), and $100 rer bottle.
For costiveness, bllioiiMiess, lieiidache, nnd
all leveiish habits, use Dr. Sethi Arnold's Itll
lous Pills, li'ic.
Headstones, Curbing and
MARBLE GRAY STONE
Flagging and Curbing
For Btreets and walks, at lowest prices.
Work Set in any part of tho country.
You are invited to visit our
works or corresjwnd with ma.
2'7 SPiiiLe iLJ-s-e
Roberts k Perkins,
New and Seasonable Goods,
lit V JL1 U JLIXJU XI A KJ
Hnspberry'Jam In S lb pnlls, Muck
berry Jam in 5 Ib pulls, Applo Jelly In
Sib pulls. Spiced blackberries In 14 lb
palls. French Primes and l'runolles.
Evaporated Peaches and Apples, Finest
Queen Olives. Italian nnd French
Ollvo Oil, Canned Spinach nnd Dande
lions, Clam Chowdor, etc.
Canned Fruits and Vegetables.
All kinds, at prices lowor than tver.
Thoso whole cooked HAMS nnd rolled
OX TONQUES aro very lino goods nnd
are selling at very low prices. Wo still
cut our Kxtra Dried lleef (not smoked).
Our FAIR HAVEN SELECT OVSTK11S
will plenso you. Give them n trial"
Best Quality ! Honest Quantity
112 OUUR0H ST.