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VOL. 1. MONROE, LA., THMAY 2R 1886 0
Dr All V TIt'I- 'cn t fI IIn tfrmnntfn.,.o h- .
DAlL)4 . ELGJAPH
(. W, MeCRANIE, Editor.
V. M. TELLES, Publisher and
AKRON, O., May 20.--A disastrous
fire occurred here ye~erday morn'ng
in which four lives were lost and a
number of others injured.
CINCrNNATr, O., May 20.-All the
safe and lock workers returned to
work yesterday upon terms which are
a compromise of what was desired. (It
amounts to nearly 10 per cent advance
to the workmen. The furniture men
are the only ones now holding out in
large numbers; some of them are re
turning; the planing mill men who
have struck are numerous.
ST. Lovrs, May 20.-The advance
guard of coal miner~, who are to or
ganize a national district assembly of
the Knights of Labor here this week,
have trrived from various points in
the Monongahela and Hocking valley
districts. Many more will arrive to
day, when an attempt will be made at
organization. The convention was
called by circular sent among 60,000
miners in the United States, and if it
shall be generally responded to it will
be the first successful nationa! conven
tion of miners ever held.
SAN ANTONIo, Tex., May 20--In
the Federal Court Tuesday Cal. Nelson
Plato, ex-collector of customs for the
district of Corpus Christi, was convict.
ed of embezzling government funds.
The jury recommended the prisoner to
the mercy of the court. The prosecu
tion of Colonel Plato was a surprise to
his friends, who had previously made
good the deficit. They claim that it
was understood with the department
of justice that the prosecution would
Cholera In France.
WVASHiINaT'N, May 20.-The marine
hospital bureau has received reports
stating that cholera in a violent form
has appeared in the villages of Bre
tagne. France, where fishermen as
semble in large numbers in the spring c
time and live together under unfavor- r
able conditions. Marseilles is also said L
to be in a deplorable sanitary condition I
and the mortality for; the first month !
of the present year is greater than for I
any preceding year, being at the rate c
of 48 per 1000 population. . Cholera i:
reported to have made its~ npprariace
in that city. t
A Sweeping Order.
ST. Lours, May 10.-The discussion t
of anarchism in St. Louis and the it
most effective means of preventing its ii
spread, occupied the attention of the v
police board Wednsday at its regular p
meeting. It was stated by a member r,
of the board that the police had never c
attempted to disperse meetings of an
archists, although they knew that it
their Incendiary speechey at such p
times were violationis of the law; that o
the distrlet attorney had refused toh
bring the matter bcforo the grand jurj; e:
that Justiceas had refused to issue war- v
rant for heir arrest. In view of thce tl
let the oard adopted a resolution St
Instructing the chief of pollee to dl,
perse all unlawful assemblages of ai
archists in which reslestance to the la
is advocated and arrest any and a
violating the law by uttering incend
ary speeches or Inciting to riot.
A CRIPPLED CON VICI.
Another Horrible Example of Cres
NEW ORLEANS, May 20.-Bato
Rouge special to the N. O. Picayune
Theophile Cavalier, a French negrc
was convicted in New Orleans abou
eighteen monts ago and sent to th
Penitentiary to serve a term of year
for the larceny of $5. A Picayne
reporter saw him yesterday mornlný
in the prison crawling about on his al
fours; both feet having been cut of
just above the ankle.
In reply to questions as to the manne
in which h3 lost his feet he said tha
last fall he had been carried up to wort
on the line of theVicksburg Shrevepor
and Pacific Road at a convict camp a
Crew Lake Station that during the cols
weather lie had been forced to wort
without shoes, and as a result of thh
exposure his feet were frost-bitten and
had to be cut off. On being asked a
to whether or not he was in this de
plorable before he was brought to tlt
prison he answered very expreasively
that he could sing and dance whet
first placed in confinement.
The Interview took place in the pre:
ence of a guard and several convict:
and so far from denying any part o
the negro's statement, the case as they
called it, seemed to be a matter o
general notoriety at the prison.
Cavalier, as above stated, is a French
negro speaking the English languag(
so badly that at times a fellow convict
had to act as his interpreter, lie i.
18 years of age and has been in con,
finement eighteen months. When first
convicted he was a sound man, and
after he lost his legs in North Loui
siana, being of no earthly value on the
road he was sent back to Bltton IRouge
to be cared for during the remainder
)f his confinement.
The laxwcll.-Prellecr Case.
Sr. Louis, May 20.-In the note,
ious Maxwell cae yesterday the fol,
owing testimony was introduced :
Win. Lyon, porter at the Southern
iotel, identified the trunks hat boxes,
tc., found in I'reller's and Maxwell's
'oom as those belonging to the two
nca ; had seen them together often.
3rooks showed an envincing desire to
tecotmn closely intimate with L'reller.
,he two men seemed always on the
test of terms.
John Nannyon, another porter,
estified that the zinc trunk In which
he body was found was among Max
veil's baggage when the latter arrived
t the hotel. le essisted in carrying
he trunk down to the office ; witnessed
s opening. ILe described the position
a which the body wrs when the truok
'as opened and the finding of the
gper pinned to the lid of the trunk
eading, ,"so dieall traitors of the great
E Warren, of Forester, Mass., tt its
ied that he was acquainted with the
risoner and Preler. :,had met them
n board the stamship' Cephelonia;
ad witnEsed ttlr in.roduction to
ach other.' They seemed to becmene
cry Intimate, but the prisoner was
ie more demonstrative in his effort to
rengthen the friendship. Maxwell
-gave it to be understood that
u- was a 'phystcinl, havlag gn
w nated with boner from an Eagl h
II medical'eZlhlge He also professed `to
t. be an attorney and stated that he bhg,
been regularly adittled to the b4r.
The prisoner had tRntten to the wito
ness after they had both arrived to the
SUnited States, stating that he sad
Preller were about to egage in t1l
cattle business in Texas. The wltneo
had seen the remains found' in the
trunk and identified them as those of
C,. Arthur Preller.
FROM WASH ING IOJ.
WAsHINuTON, May 20.--Seeator
Logan presented in the Senate yesteg.
I day as a substitute for the labor arb-
f tration bill which recently passed the
House a measure which in sbstamee
r provides as follows:
t For a commission of arbitratlon te
be appointed by the president, by asd
with the advice and consent of the
Senate, to consist of five membern
one to be selected from the Repubit.
can organization, one who Is not rees
ognized as a member of either of the
two organizations, one frot. a class of
citizenbs experienced In the manage
ment and operations of railrordas and
in the transportation of property and
passengers not in the employ, nonnect
ed witll or interested in anyt railroad
corporation or employer engaged ih
business connected with transportat4od
of persons or property, and one whd
is identified specially with the labor.
interest having full knowledge of the
labor people. The persons compris
ing the commission shall be men
having superior intelligence as to the
Industrial and labor interest of the
country. The commissioners are each
to receive $3,500 a year salary are em.
powered to employ a secretary, a steno
grapher and a messenger. The two "1
former to receive $2,000 each and the
latter, $1,400. The commission is also
allowed actual traveling expenses. It
is made the duty of the commissioner
to meet and organize as soon as may f
be after their appointment for the pt:. t
pose of hearing and determining such
matters and differences between trans.
portation companies, either by land
or by water, and their employee as
shall be submitted to them for arbi
tration; such submission to be in
writing and signed by the parties to
the controversy. In all cases submit
ted for arbitration the parties to the
same ipterested to sign an agreement I
to submit to the award of the commis h
sion. ]:very hearing and decision
shall be made in a summary and in- nI
formal manner according to the prin- t1
ciples of eqity and justice applicable It
to the circumstances of the case, and $
each party shall be given full oppor.
tunity to be heard in person and by
witnesses and shall have the right to I
be represented by counsel. After con- di
eluding the hearing of any contro- si
versy the commission shall make its bi
report in writing with the finding of
facts upon which it is based and a di
majority of its members concurring ii
therein, and immediately transmit 0
the same, with a copy of all the evi- I1
dence, to the president of all the Unl-. i
States, who shall make the report pub e!
lic as soon as received. A copy of the -
award shall be transmitted to the Dib.
trict Court of the United States tu the I
district where the controversy \ argei
and it shall be spread upon the record
of the court and have the same bind.
Ing force and effect as a dqcrea of the
court and it shall be entereed i.a .t
ib Wheresa Imervea a eN iss
to . r,..ewt W t iI,
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thmen well known amel t b 'tet luLr
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aoon all the ea t sthe erd lurned I
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gawereed on deserted, thfive spot del l
wing t where hee th w the - 100 ustleltlb
the gamer. Thus mattests hWi obl
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after looking at the card turned b Oi
down bet Ifty dollars. thPalmer I sta
Hinest and each man mt h aSeven, Ows .'
gthat the o n a five blspot dealO r i t
buleast lookederfly saw the 100 betby
Palmer. Thus mattesi went of until
four cards -lay in front of each man,
face up, and on the turnable and downed. mdo
a pairt waofs In ight anlooked evt her
thoughen at e antchnad an ne WIn
lesie rest pooketd so. s oo b wa semr
900 on the tablme, and Palm made lt
table in troat of ble, Mist gltgg 41
siilar amoust from btle pew a gt TI ,
bet of 600 Owens looked a t hioos b
then at hie h antagonist. Not Ae oi
rside vst pocket drew ot a big t, ofe,
bills from which he drew Sme . 'Afte
delberating a momet, lbe drop Itl
nto the pot, his fan c not m ovig
table In on4t reof .ia. .. pukbd 4
similar amount fros bise peeks fit.
ed It, 'and found . that It took0.
cmnt bhe had.Wt hi smile he ' dllp.