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- VOL. XVIL
BLUE COATS TO MOVE
An Order to Swalne From
the President.
TROOPS MAY MOVE TODAY.
Wanted by Marshal Cronin,
of North Dakota,
1,1 R. HILL AND BROTHERHOODS
Come to an Agreement as to
Latter's Wages.
A. R. U. LEADERS INTERVIEWED.
Yesterday President Cleveland wired
Instructions to Col. Swaine, of the
United States army, to place the troops
under his command at tho disposal of
the United States marshal of North
Dakota. Marshal Cronin asked for as
sistance in the serving of process, as he
. was powerless to proceed. The troops
at Fort Snelling were placed in readi
ness, and are now in marching order to
proceed at a moment's notice. Col.
Swaine inquired of the marshal at what
point lie desired the troops, and as soon
as his reply is received the four compa
nies now in waiting will be started at
once to Fargo, N. D. From there they
will be distributed to such points as
may be necessary. At a late hour last
evening no orders had been received at
the fort, but it is possible that the
troops will go forward today.
BROTHERHOODS IN LING.
They Will Resume at the Old
■ fff-. Wages, .
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Hill re
ceived the committees of the local
branches of the Brotherhoods. of Loco
motive Engineers and Firemen. The
engineers' party was headed by Chair
man Nolan, and comprised the follow
ing engineers iv the company's employ:
Kline, Curran, Ryan and Maloney.
The " firemen's ? party was . made up of
Messrs. Uptegrove, chairman, and
Sheasgreen, Driscoll, Smith and Maher.
As soon as the men arrived at the
general office building they were led to
the room of J. O. Pattee, superintendent
of motive power, and were joined*. by-
President' Hill and Vice President
Clough. The conference lasted over an
hour, and when it finally broke up Mr.
Hill emerged from the room with smil
ing countenance. It was learned that
an amicable understanding . had been
reached between the men and the com
pany. The old wage schedule was to
remain in force, as it existed before the
cut, and the men all declared that they
would attend to their duties. -
This conference practically pledges
the brotherhoods to the service of the
company, and is one step towards
breaking the backbone of the strike.
Mr. Hill seemed content over the result,
and said to a Glove reporter: '
•There will be less laughing on the
back seats within the next twenty-four
hours. You see i was right all alone,
when I said that the old organizations
are not in with this strike. The skies
have cleared up considerably." and
shaking the scribe cordially by tho
hand, he departed for thecity. Summed
up it means simply that the company
will equip its trains with regular crews
of brotherhood men, and they cannot
consistently refuse to do their work. It
was playing a high trump card to secure
this result, and the officials of the com
pany fully realize the advantage they
have gained thereby.
By consenting to restore the old wage
schedules the company holds out an in
ducement to the men to retain their
membership in the old brotherhoods,
and strikes a blow at the American
Railway union, as well as the entire
strike movement.
Messrs. Dens aud Howard were seen
at the Sherman house on their return
from Minneapolis at 1 o'clock this morn
ing. Mr. Debs said that at 7 o'clock
last night he commenced to telegraph
the engineers and firemen alone the
road, using the following message:
Nolan and Updegrove have settled with
the company, and agreed to put all the en
gineers back to work. flow do your engi
neers and firemen stand? Wire at once.
Replies have been coming in ever
since, the wording of the following mes
sage being the gist of all:
Every engineer and fireman here says
tnat he is out with the A. K. U. to a finish.
Not one of them will go to work under any
circumstance. Nolan and Updegrove are
denounced in unmeasured terms.
The following men had sent similar
messages up to 1 o'clock: VV. T. Tyler,
West Superior; J. E. Murphy, Glasgow,
Mont.: C. R. Weber, Havre, Mont.; W.
J. Hiker, Great Falls; W.
P. C. Atlanis, Seattle; H. A.
Daniels, St. Cloud. A GLOBE reporter
saw all these messages. "No later than
la6t Thursday Updegrove was in the
private council meetings of the A. R. U.
denouncing Hill and the company in
language which would not bear the light
ef publicity," are Mr. Debs' exact
words-. He Is to see Mayor Wright today.
A private council is to be held this
morning at 10 in Labor ball. Mr. Debs
was asked to preach tonight in Dr.
Sample's church iv Minneapolis, but
cannot.
STRIKERS ADDRESSED
- By Their Leaders, Howard and
■ Debs.
Messrs. Debs and Howard addressed
100 of the Great Northern railroad era
ployes at Labor hall yesterday after
noon at 2 o'clock. All the men ex
pressed the determination to hold out
lo the bitter end. The matter came up
for discussion as to whether any of
them would under any circumstances
go back until their demands were
granted, and in the following exact
language of one of the committee was
tbe result:
"By a rising vote . every man In the
hall said lie would not go back to work
until the wages of all departments were
vectored. That even If one department
had its demands complied with the em
ployes in that department would stay
out till ail were given their demands,."
This statement was read over after "it
-was written and met with the approval
' Continued on Sixth Page.
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FOR FAIR ARBITRATION.
RESOLUTIONS BY THE COMMERCIAL
CLUB OF MINNEAPOLIS.
AN IMPORTANT ' "MEETING.
Prosident Debs, of the A. R. TJ.,
Appears Befbrejthe Minneapo
lis Commercial Club and Is Fa
vorably Received He Makes a
Talk in Favor of Arbitration
— Resolutions Adopted.
An important meeting of the Minne
apolis Commercial club was held last
night, at which a conference took place
between President Debs, the members
of the club and several citizens of St.
Paul.
The atten dance was large, and among
those present were a number of promi
nent men interested in the .movement
from St. Paul. -IgS
A general discussion took place, after
which a committee on resolutions was
appointed. ' -i-f-i iff
The committee made the following
report: •? f'Yff'Yf *:
Resolved, That we, citizens of Minne
apolis aud St. Paul,< viewing with
grave concern the serious conflict now
in progress between the Great Northern
Railway company and its employes, and
having assembled in joint meeting solely
to devise some means by which conflict
ing interests may be brought together
on fair and equitable grounds, offer it
as our opinion that both the company
and the committee of its employes
should submit their differences to a
board of arbitration.
We suggest that such board shall con
sist of five members, one to be selected
by the employes, one by the railway
company and three by the judges of our
state supreme court. The reasons that
impel us to take this action ' are the
growing belief and hope that . questions
involving controversies between capital
and labor are best settled by fair arbi
tration.
There being at present no laws gov
erning such cases, it becomes necessary
for the parties in interest to determine ,
upon some plan of arbitration.
We believe that capital and labor will
suffer equally in establishing a prece
dent that rejects fair arbitration on such
occasion, and in the end is likely to lead
to crave results.
We know nothing of the rights and
wrongs of either side, but do know that
whatever wrongs exist should be
righted, and that justice can be ob
tained and the public saved much by a
peaceable settlement and a resumption
of bnslness on this great railroad sys
tem. As the situation now stands in
nocent people in all vocations of life are
suffering in various degrees, both
financially and in facilities for travel
and business, aud the aggregate loss
will amount to hundreds of thousands
of dollars if existing conditions prevail
for any lengtaof time.
Having a deep, as well as friendly
Interest, we feel tbat our disinterested
counsel should be heard, and we request
Its consideration by tho parties to this,
controversy. .
Resolved, That a copy of these reso
lutions be given at once to James J.
Hill, president of the Great Northern
Kailway company, and to Mr. Debs and
associates, representing the striking
employes. C. M. Harrington,
Chairman.
F. Nelson,
T. L. Schurmeier, v .
■ ■z. i-l". E. J. Hodgson, ??_..- /?
J. P. Rea, •
J. F. Calderwood, *.-",'
:--.:■*■ ■:-,: :-'.-: Committee.
After the reading of the resolutions,
the adoption of which was moved by the
mayor, Mr. Debs was, on motion of a
member of the club, Invited to state his
position. He said he had been most
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courteously invited by the committee to
accompany them to the chamber, where
the resolutions were passed, and that
they had his hearty, sympathy and
indorsement He said 'he had always
been in favor of arbitration. The em
ploye, the man who labored for a living,
was perhaps too prone to resent a some
times necessary reduction in his pay,
and if they could ouly be brought to see
that arbitration of a real or fancied
grievance was the best way Out of a
difficulty, it would perhaps result
in this instance a great and lasting ben
efit to all concerned. -- He'' r thought the
time was rapidly coming r. when there
would be a greater feeling of humanity
between capital and labor. When both
parties recognize the fact, that tlieir in
terests are ._ identical, strikes and strife
will cease. He regretted . that the com
mittee could not have been present last
evening to mingle with the members of
the Commercial club, and feel like he
did, that they were in the presence of
disinterested observers.
Mayor Eustis— all go down in a
body and meet the committee, If it will
only end the strike.
Mr. Debs concluded by stating that
he would • have much pleasure in pre
senting the resolutions for the commit
tee's 'action. If they can only be con
vinced that there can be absolutely fair
arbitration, their opposition to that way
of se.tliug the difficulty would doubt
less cease. ...fif''
To Duplicate the Flyer
Chicago, April 28.— Lake shore
& ' Michigan Southern railroad has
decided on the new flyer between Chi
cago nnd New. York. The change of
time will take place May 27, and the new
limited trains will leave New York at
11 and arrive at * Chicago at 10 a. m.
The east-bound trains will leave! Chi
cago at 5:30 and arrive in New York at
6:30 p. m. This train will practically
be a duplicate of the famous exposition
flyer, and will make the run in twenty
four hours. -
Hop Lice Abroad.
Salem, Or., April 28.— The hop
louse has appeared in this section of
the state. While there was not any a
week ago, plenty can now be found. A
hop^rower at Eola, Polk county, re
ports them in this vicinity in great
numbers and a little -earlier than last
season. They are now in the second
generation, and will develop into the
third iv a few days, when they will
stick to the hop yards.
Feared a Disturbance.
Bud A Pesth, April 23.— The govern
or of Buda Pesth has prohibited the
proposed procession of workingmen on
May day. The govornor took this posi
tion because the socialists and others
described the May day festival as a
demonstration against the social sys
tem, and it was believed that a large
procession might lead to disturbance.'
Removed the Bir.
. Belgrade, April 23.— The king has
issued an ukase annulling the measures
of the former regents and of the skipts
china against ex-King" Milan and ex-
Queen Natalie on . ground that these
measures were unconstitutional. The
king restores his parents to constitu
tional rights as ' members of the royal
house. .
Traveling by , Wagon.
Brush vii.le, Col., April 28.— Gray-;
son's Denver Coxeyites, numbering 600,*
took np the journey to Atwood today in
wagons provided by the commissioners.
They were supplied here "; with food
enough to last fort days. ~Y ■ ■
$30,000 for a Picture.
. London, April 28.— Constable's land
scape "The White Horse" was so'£ rO .
diy for £6,510. .f.-f-f"
SOVEREIGN TAKES A HAND. ;
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KNIGHTS ON THE GREAT N CRT HERS
f-zfi ' ORDERED OUT. i-iffyi
IT IS A FIGHT TO THE END,
Says the Grand Master Workman
of the Knights), of' Labor — lie
Says His Organization Has
'.' . Men in the Operating Depart
ment as Well as tho Offices?
and Shops. ..'■-:.'?.'-•-?*? I
Chicago, April 2S.— The Knights of
Labor will: take a. hand in the Great
Northern strike. The general execu
tive board today ordered the men out, '
and Grand Master Workman Sovereign,
left for St. Paul tonight to give his per
sonal supervision tothe initiation of the
Knights' part in the general strike. The'
order for the strike announces that iinf
the opinion of the board the cause off
the American Railway union is just,'
and- entitled to ,: the support of .the
Knights of Labor.*; Before leaving for*
| St. Paul Mr. Sovereign saia: . i
"We are going to fight to the end. The
existence of .organized' labor along the:
line of the Great Northern is at stake.
It has become necessary for all labor-'
organizations to join in with the railway?
union. I shall go to St. Paul aad Du
luth and personally see that our order
is obeyed, and arrange for the care of
the men. 1 don't know how many men'
we have in the employ of the company.
Our assemblies include not only men in
the operating departments, but in the
offices and shops of the comoany. They
are scattered along the 2,000 miles of
the road. .
The officials of the? Great Northern
road smiled at the above announcement, .
and said that this move would make:
, but little difference to the situation., as
: all the men who intended to strike were;.
1 now nut. aud that the K. of L. had but*
, very few men among the employes of!,
the system. Several of the railroad men'
'who were seen last night T coincided;
with this opinion and said they would«
like to know who else could be ordered!
out inasmuch as everybody was lied up. <
Of course Mr. Sovereign's coming will
be watched with interest by 'local labor?
men, as the moral effect of his views-en?
the strike may affect it in a measure.' \
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WILL REMAIN OUT.*
The West Superior Men Say Tbey
Are a Unit.
_ West Superior, Wis., r April 28.—
The wires between here and St. Paul"
have been kept hot with messages dur
ing this evening for the Eastern strikers.
Early in the evening a message was re
ceived signed Debs stating that the situ
ation looked bright for the A. R. U, and
that Hill had consented te arbitrate the
matter. At 8:30 a message was received,
by H. L. Grant, of the machinists, and
D. T. Lantry. of the engineers, saying*'
that / the schedule of .last ~ year
had ; been signed and telling them
to return ?: to work. vA. regular,
message was received for the firenjep.
The men here say the messages were:
signed Cline/- The men will not go to
work, however, teneduie
signed with the brakemen, section nie«|
and * other- oi the A. R. tJ., and wire?
St Paul to that effect. i They /received
a message from President Debs telling;
them not to goto work unless they heard?.
from -liim. Th c men say they, win fight
[-until the sche dole for all -the men on
the lino is made right. Not £ T wheel
moved on the Eastern today, and all the
• men will stay but and tight to the end.
FIEND ON TRACK -
Tries to Ditch a Train by Un -
:?.* spiking a Rail.
Devil's Lake; N. D., April 28— No.
3. carrying the usual* quota of deputy
marshals in charge of Marshal Crouan,
was coming along at a good gait toward
Devil's Lake this afternoon when sig
naled by a farmer. The train stopped,
and it was discovered that some one had
removed a rail, spiking it down again a
small space too wide. It would have
ditched the train had it not been discov-
I ered. No more trouble was experienced
getting to the city. . Teh deputies, in
.- charge of Cronan. marched to the
county jail and took StrikerCavanaugh.
There was no excitement or disorderly
conduct among tlie strikers. Citizens
! decided to refrain from congregating at
; the denot and becoming excited. At a
( meeting held this morning the strikers *
condemned interference with the mails.
j They repudiate such acts.
MURDERED A MARSHAL.
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Fatal Battle With Thieves in an
lowa Town. T :
.-. Omaha; April 28.— 1n a;, fight with
thieves -at Missouri Vafley, 10., this
morning the city marshal- was killed
and two or three other 'people. were des
perately wounded. For some time past
burglaries and petty thieving have kept
the people in a constant state of terror.
The perpetrators were "tramps;* but all
attempts to arrest them had proved
fruitless. This morning, the city mar-,
shal was notified that a gang of .' thieves
was concealed in a barn on the edge of
town. The officer swore in several dep
uties and proceeded, to the scene with
the intention of capturing them." The
posse -surrounded the. structure and de
manded that the occupants surrender.
Instead of doing so, however, - some of
the thieves opened fire on the officers.
One of the bullets pierced the breast of
City Marshal Adna Whitney,; killing
him instantly. Peter Johnson, one of
the thieves, was shot four ? times.
He will die. ; Deputy J. B. Lyon also
received a flesh wound. Thirty or forty
shots -were fired, and then the. men
broke for liberty. William Henderson,
a resident of Missouri Valley, at whose
place the ; men were staying, was be
lieved to be a party to the crimes com
mitted, and he and his wife were ar
rested There is talk :of lynching.
Bloodhouuds have been asked for to put
on the trail of the men who escaped.
THIRTEEN KILLED.
Terrible Disaster in a Belgian
. Coal Mine.
Mons, Belgium, April 2a— While six
teen colliers were descending a shaft
leading to a mine at Bois dv Lac, ln the
Mons district the cable broke, precipi
tating ; the c whole party to the ground.
Thirteen of.the miners were killed and
the remaining three severely Injured, :
IV' "v^ ; Absconder Located. ' .
i Sattx»» CBfeEK, Mich., April 28.—
James. W. Wood, state" treasurer of the
Ancient Order United . Workmen, who,
it is ; alleged, absconded - with : 15,000 of
the? order's f ijtids, bas j been located in
Mexico;-*- One of his bondsmen has gone
there to see about straightening the ac-
G°Bttte WUtt 199 grand lodge.
| h0 Stitch Ml^try steps Out.
I I, Utit. : dkljvfy AM £8.-Thfe Dutch
ministry resigned, owing to the d^
"teaTof ,the government at ££« ffcerit
flections, *--?- Yf^-z :
MARY IS TIRED Of HOBBY.
THE AUTHORESS HAS BEEN MARRIED
LONG ENOUGH.
SHE WILL GET A DIVORCE,
And Then Proceed to Write a
Book on the Simon Pnre South
Dakota Separation — Ber Hus
band Charged With spending
Fifteen Thousand Dollars of
Her Money* .
Special to the Globe.
Sioux Falls, April 28.— Mary Cahill.
of Brooklyn, N. V., known in literary
circles as Marie Walsh, the author of
"Hazel Klrke" and many other books,
has been here today for the ostensible
purpose of writing a novel based oii the
. Sioux Falls divorce colony. She has
visited the Indian school at Flandreau,
and proposes to weave a little of the
no ble race into her tale of misfit mar
riages and lightning divorces. It has
just leaked out also that she w ill her
self try to get a : divorce. She refuses
to talk . about the case, but Attorneys
Rowland and Kirby admit that the
papers have been tiled in Lincoln
county and that the defendant has put
in an answer and will make a fight. The
defendant is Michael J. Cahill, of Chi
cago, editor of the Home Light and the
Pilot, both ■; Catholic weeklies. Their
marriage occurred in Lincoln, Neb., in
May, 1890. r She alleges cruelty In that
her husband called her vile names, and
says he used up $15,000 which was be
queathed her by her first husband. To
these charges Cahill sets up an absolute
denial, ?ojpn£_Sß
/ ? RAILWAY PLANT SOLD.
It Brings Only $10,000 of an $85,
-000 Mortgage.
Keokuk, 10.. April The. Gate
City Electric Street railway plant was
sold today to satisfy a mortgage for
$85,000, held by the American Trust
company, The. property sold
for $10,000, less than o_**fifth actual
value, to J. C. Hu Dinger, the Keokuk
electric light man. The purchase price
was $500 less than the amount of pre
ferred claims against the company,
which must first be paid. . Holders of
mortgage bonds will not get a cent.
This Is the second I time the plant has
been sold at receiver's sale.
.".' • Charged With Perjury.
Special to the Globe. -■_>-.-
Huron, S. D., April 28.— The arrest of
James Smith on the charge of perjury,
on a warrant sworn out by S. H. Cran
mer, of Aberdeen, is another case grow
ing out of the women's crusade against
saloons in this ./.The case will be
called In Judge Grant's court Monday,
and, If conviction results, it is said other
arrests will follow. Smith was a wit
ness in the late case against the chief of
police,
Pump Honse Burned.
Special to the Globe. **'-"■*/- . • •"*>
s Aaitoa**-**, >N. . D., April i; 28. — The
Northern « Pacific \ pump ■ house burned
this evening. The .damage r was $1,500.
Vi :-V- Guilty of Libel.
Specjjg to the (SlobS; " ' i-'Y •-_- '■ -
': MoNTdOMEBT. April 28,— The
criminal Übellult, State Peter Shift
man line Peoples party ? leader of tnis
county) fesuletd in the Jury bringing in
a verdict of guilty, Sentence wasde
. f.if-~;.' -9 '_"^ r -' "*f :f*Zf If f-'Z ?~.f
ferred. Shlffnian charged. Ex-County
Auditor Dressel with burning his prop
erty to secure the insurance, and made
other serious accusations against Dressel
in an article published in the Montgom
ery Messenger. -* "~ v
- Robbed of $1,200.
Special to the Globe .
St. Cloud, Minn., April 28.-Sheriff
Hammerel has just received a message
from J. H. Brunnlng, a wealthy retired
merchant of Richmond, saying he was
robbed last night of $1,200 in gold. The
sheriff started at once for Richmond by
team. There is no clue.
Goes to Prison for Life.
Special to the Globe. ''■'Zfzf
/Little Falls, April 28/— John
Weiler, convicted of murdering Albert
Kosanke on Dec. 1, was sentenced this
morning to life imprisonment.
Weiler will probably go to Stillwater
the first of next week. The story of the
murder of Kosanke last December is
still fresh in the minds of the people as
one of the most brutal in the history of
the community. -
Mnch Lumber Destroyed.
Special to tbe Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., April 28.— a big
fire last night at Rat Portage 8,000,000
feet of lumber belonging to the Ontario
& West-**™ Lumber company was com
pletely destroyed, entailing a loss of
$125,000, on which is Insurance of 180,
--000. The fire was of incendiary origin.
War Veteran Drowned.
Special to the Globe. ? fir
Winnipeg; Man.; April 28.— Heudrick
Seigmao, of St Joe, N. D., was drowned
today at Plum Coulee. The man was a
veteran of - the American war and
served under Sherman. ;.
Threatened With a Coal Famine .
■' St. Louis, April 28.— The Louisville
& Nashville road is threatened with a
coal famine on the division beiween St.
Louis and Evansville. Officials of other
railroads are very apprehensive and
consider the situation grave. , The coal
famine is not confined to the railroads.
Coal dealers in this city who have large
contracts with the leading manufactur
ers are watching every movement of the
strike of the United Mine Wotkers with
anxiety and alarm. Many of the manu
facturers themselves fear that their
factories might be forced to shut down
for want of coal.
Alibi for Ramsey.
Cedar Rapids, 10., April 28. — A
strong defense' was made In Grand
Chief Ramsey's case today, witnesses
testifying to an alibi. Several citizens
of Vinton swore that Ramsey was in
i that town on the day the state claims
the defendant paid money to Jeffreys
and told him to ground the wires.
Witness Ward, who was recalled, flatly
contradicted Witness Smith. The
latter admitted be was not in Cedar
Rapids when -i he : swore Ramsey gave
him money and sent him out to tangle
up the telegraph wires.
Employes' Appeal Filed,
Chicago, April 28.— The appeal of
the employes of the Northern Pacifio
railroad from the . decision of Judge
Jenkins, refusing to ' annul - his famous
strike injunction, has 'been received by
the clerk of the United , States court of
appeals ." In ? this city. . The record /Is
voluminous, and came from Milwaukee
by express. Arguments on the appeal
are not likely to be heard before June.
Dynamited a Church,
/• Liege, April 28.— A quantity of dyna
mise - was ; exploded tonight near the
Church of St. Jacques. Several : build
ings were ? more • or less damaged, but
nobody was injured.
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JUMPED TO THEIR DEATH.
FATAL FIRE IN THE ST. CHARLES
HOTEL IN NEW RLE A AS.
AT LEAST TWO MEN KILLED.
Others Supposed to Have Lost
Their Lives in the Blazing Pile
—The Building Will Probably
iff Be Completely Destroyed, En
tailing a Monetary Los. of
$500,000. V. ._"' iff
St. Louis, April 28.— A special to the
Republic from New Orleans says: Fire
started about 11 o'clock tonight in the
kitchen of the St Charles hotel on St.
Charles, Gravier land Common streets.
From the kitchen it ascended through a
back elevator to the upper stories of the
building.' The progress ot the flames
was so rapid that the Common
street side of the third, fourth
and fifth stories was soon inflames,
and before the occupants and servants
could be moved. Every effort was made
to awaken all the occupants, but the
flames drove the firemen aud others
back. Several persons were, seen _■ at
a window on the fourth floor, facing
on Common street, apparently in
flames, crying for help. One of them,
a man, sprang from the window, falling
on the pavement on his head and
dashing out his' brains. His clothes
were burned from him and the body
was black with burns. What became
of the others who were standing around
him, whether they escaped or were
burned to death, it is impossible to say, ;
and it will not be known until the ruius
are searched tomorrow. "The dead man
was burned beyond recognition, and it
was impossible to say whether he was a
guest or a servant. ?.?:;■
Ladders were placed . against the
windows on the lower floors and . sev
eral women were taken down, many
of them in a fainting condition. An
o her man who sprang from " a
window was instantly killed. His name
and residende are unknown.- The flames
were confined to the rear and side,
leaving the front on St. Charles street
uninjured, so that the trunks and bag
gage of the. guests were mostly saved,
as well as goods In the stores on St.
Charles street. _ The hotel had quite a
number of guests, how many it is not
known, as the register cannot be found*
but it is supposed . they number 200.
Most of them were v in the front rooms
and escaped. The hotel was built in
1856 at a cost of - : a million dollars, and
for years was the; finest in the South.
It looks now as though it would be a
complete loss. The loss will probably
exceed<ss<XM*<&*- i * * : saii\^i'l fffY\
'"BLAZE IN ASHLAND.
Dry Goods House in Flames Early
This Morning. '
Ashland, Wis., April 2&/-A great
fire that? broke out" at la. m. in E. J*'
Pood's dry goods is still raging at -2:1.5.
. The dry goods occupied the first <
floor and basement of . the Vaughan
Library building, and soon after V the *
- first alarm there was a tremendous ex- .
plosion, which blew but the heavy plate
glass front, and the flames shot across *
the street. fff f-1- / V
. Two Killed By Lightning.
C HiCAGO, April 28.— During a thunder
storm last night, Friedman Bras and
Joseph Preraple were killed by light
ning.and two other lumber shoVers were
badly injured. '_' *'?:££;.
MAY LOSE THEIR COMMANDS
Portuguese Naval Captains. to Be
- ' Court-Mart
■ Lisbon, April 28.— report of the
escape of the Brazilian refugees who
were on board tho Portuguese war
ships Mindello and Alfonso de Albu- •*
querque .Is confirmed. The Portu- .
guese government has chartered the
steamship Pedro Tercero at Buenos
Ayres to convey the Brazilian refugees
from Punta Aindia, Uruguay, to Ascen
sion island for transfer to trie steamer
Angola, en route to Portugal. The
Portuguese flag was already hoisted on
the Pedro Tercero, and the Portuguese
officers and marines were on board
when the -Brazilians escaped. They
got away at about 2 o'clock yesterday
morning, being taken from the steamer
in a lighter, It had been arranged that
the Alfonso de Albuquerque should es
cort the Pedro Tercero several miles
from the coast, the Mindello re
maining at Buenos Ayres for re
pairs. On learning of the escape
of the Brazilians, the Portuguese
government ordered the removal of the
commanders of the Mindello and Alfon
so de Albuquerque from their posts, and
steps have been taken to try both of
these ;■ officers by court martial. The
400 Brazilians who escaped comprised
all the refugees excepting those who
were landed at Buenos Ayres. . The
latter were claimed by the - Argentine
authorities, but they were captured by
the Portuguese, and will remain on
board the Mindello until the conclusion
of the negotiations pending betweeu
Portugal and the Argentine republic.
THEY GO TO HELENA.
The Men Held at Forsyth Ordered
to the Capital.
Washington, April 28. — National
power is to be exercised to compel re
spect for the law in the far Northwest,
where trains are being seized by com
monwealers and the law being disre
garded. ' Gen. Schofield this afternoon
sent orders to Col. Swain, at St. Paul, in
comn.and of the Department of the Da- ,
kolas, and Gen. Otis,' at Vancouver bar
racks, in command of /the Columbia, to ;- ,
use the. troops under their "command
npon the application of the United 1 -
States marshals in the states along the
line of the Northern Pacinc road ;in ' .
executing „ the processes of the; United !:
; Sates courts. Special; orders have been ( _.
• sent .? forward v. to ', recapture : the ? train .
seized at Troutdale by- the tramps ; and !
now on its way? East. The government IV
has settled the question of : the disposal?;
of the prisoners taken at Forsyth, Mont., /
by giving directions to the military au
thorities ■to ; transfer, them to Helena.
Mont., where they may be dealt with
the civil authorities.' The prisoners are
to be under military espionage until the
courts ; shall? have disposed .of their
cases, ' ■ . I . _ .. .'

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