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22D YEAH NO. 6,870.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 9, 1S90. PEIGE TWO GENTS I BLOCKED Strikers Tin 1 Hie New YorK Central. TRMl HINDS STOP WORK, ;; The Movement Spreads Ihroughojt the State. MILITIA UNDER ARMS AT ALBAHY. Troublo Is Expected in That City To-Night. S MILK FAMINE IN NEW YORK. Traffic Paralyzed Tho Enliro Yandorbilt Sj8tcm Will Bo Shut DownOver 14,000 Men Oat Everything Quiet at Present. New York, Aug. 0. A general strike upon Iho Now York Central nnd Hudson lllvcr Itallroad ami the Ilarlim itallroad was ordered yos tcidoy by the executive board of Dis trict Assembly No. I0. Knights of Labor, with the authority of the gen eral board, and Boon after 7 o'clock last evening all tho members of the order from New York as far west asUtloa, oa the Central, left their places, and trulllc upon the great road came almost to n standstill. The strike has been foreshadowed for some days, but nobody expected It t come when it did, and no preparation! bad been made for it. Tho tie-up in New York city was complete. The switchmen In the Grand Central yard, whom tuo company bad railed upon In tho impending trouble, left tbelr posts, and It was Impossible to send a train in or out of the Grand Central station or through ihe tunnel. The effect was to tie up not only the New York Central, but the New York, New Haven and Hartford, and tho Now York and Har lem aB well, which also had a strike of Its own. Tho railroad officials grappled with tho emergency to the best of their abil ity, but the embargo at this end of the line Is for the time being almost com plete. Tho New York, New Haven, and Hartford, Is using the Harlem Illver Station as Its terminus. A mall train was sent out on the Central from Mott Haven, but it took no passengers. The New York, New Haven, and Hartford sent two or three express trains from the upper side of the Harlem to lloston. It Is not known yet whether the strike, which Is by no means universal, on the Central, will extend to the West Shore Itoad or to the Lake Shore, also In the Yanderbllt system. Knights of Labor officials are still In negotiation with the West Shore people. the riiurr train out on the Hudson Illver Itallroad left the station at 8:35 o'clock this morning, Un to 9 a. in. five local trains oa the Harlem Itallroad and seven os the Hud son Itiver Itallroad arrived in this city. All the through trains from the West arrived on time. Mr. Webb says there Is no trouble on the Westers division, with the exception of a few night sta tion men, whose daces were Immedl ateiy filled. At 5.30 o'clock this morning details of police began to arrive at the sub police station la the Grand Central depot and reported to Cupula MeAl walne. In all, 900 men. They were distributed about the yards aad at the doors leading to the depot. During the night matters had bean straightened out la the yards and a full force o men obtained to take the places of the strikers. At 6JM the following notice was posted la the waiting room of Ise Hudson Itiver Division: NOTICE TO ALL: Train No. 98 leaving Grand Central sta tion at b.3U a. m. will run as usual awl 'will stop at all stations front Vookers uortb. TuKuuoaa Yuonusaa, General Superintendent. Captain MeAlwalse sail that all Use local irelss tkat bad bees shasdoaed ia tk tunnel aad as far north as Y'oshsfs were gradually working down and la a abort time taut road would be cleared. Third Vice President Webb was at hie ottce all night Not oa of the strikers of the New York Cealral Railroad was to be seea about tke company's yards or la tke vlciaiiy last sight or this morstsg. Last sight the police at the Grand Cealral depot were reinforced by a dozes men. These were detaiWo to watch the bridges as far as Fifty ninth street. Not one of thee saw a striker or anything out of the ordinary, except EWSJCUS OlKTSse. By midnight sot paaseeger was to he see about. They kau all goes to their srlous hotels. Every hotel was crowded. The mall cars that west out during the aigbt were-New York sad Chicago A- P . if o'clock, west, fast wall, six cars and baggage of Hudson BJver, asd Boston. 13 o'clock; should have left at 11 o'Uixk. Tke 4 80 Syracuse wall lull at 4 63. It carried two wall cars and the laion News Company's cms. Tk Boston fast wail left at 3 o'clock It aUo carried two passenger caw, but they sese all darkened and carded o passengers. The sWseater wall left at 4 50 and carried eight can, constat lag of express end baggage coaches and one passenger car. The nsssfstger car wa Uahted. but It was clawed list there icic no passengers la U. Hot a single until t-x iame in during the idgUt ilallj ! nljUiiO, .iirheJ, at IL.J freight department, Forty-eighth street and Loxlngton avenue, as early as 2 o'clock this morning to get gwoJs from locals, but were disappointed. Up to that hour no locals had arrived. The locals contain nothing but rKBISIIABI.R GOODS, such as fruit ami vegetables. All night express wagons drove up to the freight department loaded down with freight. They were compelled to stand In line. The freight master could not receive the goods, as he did not know when a train would leave which would take the frelsht to Its destination. From thirty to fifty double express wagons leave the freight department every night, and about thirty five were on hand last night. One of the worst features of the strike will be the lack of milk to tho peopte of Now York. Not a oan of milk came Into the depot this morning. This W1M. KHIKI.Y AFFRCT TIIK HOSriTAt.S, orphan asylums, hotels, restaurants, baiters, poor people and hosts of others. Over 38,000 cans of milk, each can con taining 40 quart?, ore received cvory morning at the Grand Central depot between 1 o'clock and -I o'clock. About 3S0 milk dealers go to the depot for milk and they were all on hand this morning, and 350 tlmea Agent John Burltnson had to explain about the strike. Jinny milkmen who hoard of the strike hurried over to tho West Shore Itallroad and purchased all tho milk they wanted. Hut tho agents there soon heard nbout the strlko and rolsid the prlco of milk from $1.33 per can to ?2, then to $o, nnd at last ac counts were getting $0 and $7 a can for It. Inspector ilyrnea received tho follow ing dispatch from tho Grand Central depot at 0:30 o'clock this mornings "Everything Is quiet. Saratoga trains went out nt 0:20. Now Haven has Just come In. Thoro has been no Interfcr ence up to tho present tlmo nt this point.'1 About the samo tlmo the Inspector received a telegraphic message from the pollco boat patrol stating that all was quiet between Sixtieth nnd Seventy-ninth streets on the river front. Inspector Byrnes sent word to all tho station-houses to ritEsnnvETiin itjack at am. hazaiim during tho continuance of the strlko on the New York Central and Hudson Itiver and Harlem llnllroads. The In spector did not leave- his office during tho night. He, with his assistants, spent the hours In perfecting arrange ments to nip In the bud any attempts at violence on tho part of the strikers or their sj mpathDers. He stld this morn ing that he had little fear of an out bleak and expressed the opinion that every point was completely guarded nnd foritfled against the slightest possi bility of mob rule. Central Office detectives have ben stationed at every switch on tho line of tho railroad, and every bridge Is care fully watched, while" policemen have been detailed to patrol the long tunnel on Fourth avenue. All the police re serves have been ordered on duty at their several stations. TIIK I-OMCK I10.VT l'ATROL, with every man of that squid on board, began plying up and down the North Itiver, opposite the big grain elevators, between Sixtieth and Seventy-ninth streets, at G o'clock this morning, to be ready for any action that might be nee oseary. The city has been apportioned to the several Inspector who will have full command of the districts to which they have been assigned. Inspector Wil liams is in charge at the depot and yards of the Grand Central station, and the line of the road up to One Hundred and Tenth street. Inspector Conlln is in charge of the road from One Hundred and Tenth street to Spuylen Duyvil Creek, and In spector Steers Is In command at the West side precincts and the North Itiver front. Inspector Ilyrnes received word from the railroad company early this morn ing that the company will not attempt to move any freight oa its line to-day, but that an effort would be made to semi out an express train with mails at as early an hour as possible. MO MAILS. . Superintendent K- N. Morgan of the city delivery, General I'ottolnce, said at 10 o'clock to-day that be bail not received any malls from the New York Central since 13 o'clock last night. He itemed a mail of over 13,000 letters from Boston, which cane over the Shore Line, awl was brought by the steamboat Maryland to Jersey City. This mall, which la its regular court, should have reached here at 3 o'cloek last evening, was not received until 3 o'clock tuts mora ine:. Superintendent Morgan said he had received Information from the Grand Central depot that all wails that had bees seal there bad been dis patched. When asked if the poatomce authori ties would take any legal actios against the strikers for delay lag the wads, he said that was a wetter which would he considered. The strikers at arst stopped a local train aad that stopped a wail traia which followed. At 0 o'clock the Saratoga iiwited started away, aad at 9:19 the Chicago limited FHilfad otii ftftees sttssiss se hiad time. The wasting-rooms wese be- uloJ ssaV MTSiOSKD Of AHKlOl VBAVBLSK for whott the company could offer ao Vice Preside! Webb said that it was his Intention to rua the following Uraias after 0.50 o'clock: 11.30, State traia; iM, Hudeoa River local: 8 30. Sara toga special, aad North Shore iiwited at 4.50 o'clock. lie expects to seskd out soother Chicago special at p. St., but of this be is sot yet quite sure. Be expects that the irw staid the company has takes la regard to the strike, aad their unreal fit dispatch ing sowe of the woat lwportaat of their Uaias. will so awe the strikers that be font sunset to sight they will be glad to return to their poets. Great precau tioa is being taken in the wotriag of trains. No great speed is attained un til after the trains have passed the Mott Haven station. The general tMWfia,1iiiYiaiftt1 of the New York Central and Uudaoa Bfcret Hailroaj thin worning issued the loltois7 ing WUer, which was posted conspteu uusly in all stations, owces and shops of the toad throughout lis entire lenguV it ts the iuteuUoii of this company to tght the preaeat strike to the cod. 4.11 cwpk)w who ittaMtia ta! to the ceut paey will receive U aecesMtry protection Those who W not go U work will be cue eweted ss haviwi lest the service, aed their places will bs fctted as rapidly a possible. By order ut uu iuui we-FrvaUent. Tnauoi'jui Yuusjutsa, Uee. Supt. we President Wibb aiJ tuii aura W ttal ibjw.t OA' ALUU Uil iJll .'.. ami that the company had already en gaged 800 new men. The strikers include trainmen ami yardmen. Live slock and perlsbable freight will go over the West Shore Road. Vice-President Webb wrote to his lawyer early In the day requesting him to communicate with the SberllT ami to have a number of deputies sworn in at once. Mr. Webb expects a platoon of deputies later In the day. The first local over the New Haven Itoad arrived at 0.20 ami consisted of elevi n coaches, PACRKI) TO TIIRIR ORR.VTRST CAIWCITT. At 10.80 the second train over this road got off, the first one having gone at 8-30 o'clock. Mr. Webb said at noon that the company would fight to the end, and now that the strike was on proposed to go ahead. lie emphatically declared that any of the men who stood by the company would be retained, and under no con sideration discharged when the trouble was over. This morning a number of men from points up the Kiotc and from New Jer sey arrived nnd were at once put to work. Mr. Webb said frankly, when asked where ho obtained tho men to tike the strikers' places, that the company had expected trouble and were not wholly Unprepared for it. The members o"f District Assembly 240 have, with the exception of Master Workman Valen tino of tho Local Assembly, gone to their various homes. District Master Lee, before ho loft, authorized Mr. Valentino to act ns the Knights' rep resentative. He could not be found this morning, nor could any of tho strikers, their absence being particu larly noticeable. Mr. J. J. Holland, of tho National Hoard, said that his duties had endod when ho mado his report yosterday to the local committee. He declared that TIIK STRtKK WAS A LOCAL OXR, havlmrbecn ordered by tho local assem bly. When questioned nbout tho strlko extending beyond Albany, ho claimed ho was not in a position to say. Not ono pound of freight is being moved over the Hudson itiver road, and that branch of the service Is at a standstill. Whatever Is being moved goes over the West Shon-. Inspector Williams Is personally In charge of the police nnd has men along the entire length of the tunnel and tracks to Molt I la ven. All the switch towerx and switches are constantly under the eye of the blue costs. TIIR ROTATION THIS AKTRRXOOO.V, The Knights of Labor are this after noon dltciiMlng the situation in n half hearted sort of way. ltsv. Father Ducey called on Vice-President Webb to try to arrange an amicable settle ment, and later Mr. Wubb stated that roports received were very favorable. He addedj that none of the men who went out would be reinstated. The police report everything quiet. The StrlkH In Utlea. Vtica, N. Y., Aug. 0. The switch men, bacgagemeu, gate-tenders, freight men, etc., on the New York Central Itallroad In this city went out on strike this morning. They number about forty men. In the towns for fifty miles east and well the men have also aban doned their duties. No freight trains have passed through here since last night, ami only one or two passenger trains have started from here. So far tverj thing Is quiet. Un tho H'Mletn ntvUlon, ItocitKSTXK, N. Y., Aug. 0. Assist ant Superintendent Goold of the West ern Division of the Central says that all the trains are running and that the situation Is Improving. Three crews on the Auburn toad that went out last night came back to-day ami were set to work. The only men who have struck here are fifteen baggage handlers and some passenger trainmen. New men are being put to work in place of the strikers, and all of the latter who re fuse to work are being paid oil aad discharged. Hie Situation at Albany. Albaxy, N. Y., Aug. 9. From ob servations at the almost controlling sta tion of the Central Itallroad lines. It la evident that the strike of the employes is going to be one of the most stubborn and formidable in the history of the country. It is here that trouble Is ex pected, for here are massed the best of the road's detectives and numerous Piakerton specials. The presence of the Utter SEMVES TO AGGRAVATE THR CAS8, for the K. of L. are bitter foes of th ' lMekerton seciet service. The railroad authorities here are inclined to be rett ceut, but no more so than the men themselves. Mr. Wilson S. Bissell, general superintendent of the road for this section, admitted to the United Press reporter this morning that the strike had assumed a most serious as pect. "No trains of any description are running and the Buffalo yard went out this morning," said Mr. Bissell. "We have sent out the road's ultimatum in the matter requiring the men to go to work or else consider themselves dis charged. We believe we shall be ABU TO KILL THBUt PLACR. I do not know when we shall be able to send out a train. You understand that our position is the matter k simply that we believe we have a right to discharge and bite as we please, we discharged certain wen because they were laoor agitators. We shall aot yield an inch." Mr. Bissell admitted that Mr. Vander Uk. through Vice President Webb, had issued as order to no ST TUB STSHUt. eves if they had to spend $1,004,000. Jlr. B4aell further wjw'MH that he thought the strike would be one of the largest and most extended eves sees is this country. Ko train has arrived or left here siace 1 o'clock this wont ing, and no encouragement is gives by the road that there will be any. There are eight long freight trains lying here with thousands of dollars worn of perUbeble goods in ihew. Between here and eVhnectady at least ten trains are stalled, and the blockade will take wasy days to break, even if the strike THUS HUM AS TUOiURuULt organised sad claim this worsisg that they have the beat of the rood. District Mniifr Worhsnas Lee said this '"rsfog that the Knights would issue a state west to-night showing just what their position is- If what the claim is true, they are able to paralyse the vowwerce of the State and partially the country. It Is said that to nkht the West Shore and Krie toads will he shut down aad that by tomorrow noon there will not be a railroad Id the auic la operation WUcU tuked nbout tUIs kl Lul aJ.ll tW. iL. i iuuii i-J -v j-.ii ual Um tit their contract to break the orgnnlwlon of the Knights TttRV HAD CRDRRTAKRS TOO MtTCR. If needs be the Knlghta conhl get the engineers ami firemen to go wtt and that would completely stop truffle. Not only that, but If goods shipped ow the road were taken liy any Iwat Hne that line would also be slopped. Third Vice-President Webb tele graphed to Mr. Bissell this morning to fill the strikers places, but so far no action has been taken. The Knights are In session at their headquarters ami the doors are closely guarded. It is believed that they are preparing a state ment. The orders of the Knights are not to molest and Indeed TO ASSIST ANT MAIL TRUST THROUOW. The mall from the West went through here four hours late, nnd the Southern mall was Ave hours late. The conduc tors and baggagemen were doing the breaking for the trains. No other trains of any description arc running. The first teal attempt to send a train through was made tills morning, and was unsuccessful. An engine with six cars loaded with perishable goods was slatted from West Albany. Hardly had It gone twenty yards when the engineer was compelled to reverse his lever, the track being filled with a perfect horde of men, who said not a word, but re fused tomovo. When the train stopped tho men boarded the engine, and in a few minutes there was not a man visi ble, the engineer and fireman having JOINRI) TIIK STRtKRnS. At 11 o'clock this mornlne an at tempt wns made to move a train In the depot yard. A posse of police were present to await the commands of Yard master Foster. The strikers blockaded the tracKs nnd dolled the police. "Shall I movo thorn?" asked the sergeant of Foster. Foster looked at the men n minute, nnd then said: "I shall not give any orders." Mr. Hissed alto seemed afraid to take the responsi bility, but suggested that the men bo arrested for vagrancy. This tho police refuted to do, nnd the train did not move. TIIK MILtTIA WRItK WAtlSRO this morning to be ready lor a call, nnd 2.000 rounds of ammunition wero dis tributed among the four companies. Squad warrants were Issued and the men can be cotton together In an hour's time. The police reserves are all on duly and trouble Is reared when night fall sets In. The Brotherhood of Kaglnecrs have called a meeting for to-night to take action upon the matter, and It Is thought probable that a strlko will be ordered. The Knights state positively that the West Shore I load will be shut down to night or to-morrow. (INF. THOUSAND MKN ATHIKR. a r. m All the men In the car shops at West Albany (1.000 In number) have struck and are closed up. Tho .Strike IlwicheK llnir.ilo. Uittalo, N. Y.. Aug. 0. The Can tral strike reached Buffalo this morn ing. At an earlv hour the cabalistic emblems of the Knights of Labor, pre sumably ordering a suspension of labor, were chalked outside the Central depot, and another set of emblem adorned a spot Inside the train-house. As soon as they were discovered em- f Joyce of the road wined them out. lut they had served their purpose, and about 200 switchmen and brakemen quit work. At 3 o'clock the bit; smoky, barn like train-house was full of trains, while beside them stood A SMALL ARMY or ILK MK.V, and notwithstanding the hopeful state inent of the railroad officials everything denoted a strike. No trslns came In from the East this morning and none left here after the strike was on. At 9 o'clock a Michigan Cent! a train of thirteen cars, said to be loaded with excursionists from the West, was stopped on the Terrace, there being no room for tt in the train house. The last Beit Line train to get In Is at 7:35 o'clock. The next one, due at 8 o'clock, was blocked at Chicago street, several blocks from the depot, and the passengers walked Into the city. The depot at that time was rilled with en gines, and for half a mile east they stood oa the tracks. At 10 o'clock the depot was full of delayed aad diseos leu ted traveler. RECIPROCITY. AK IMMRTANT CONFERINC OF Til SENATE FIN ANSI CeMMITTEt I'rce Kntry el Our i'reduet Into the StHtuUb UoIubIm Would Utiuble Ihe KiutcU air. Blur- rlll OpiUMtd. A very important conference be tween the itepubliean members of the Senate Committee on Finance the other day has escaped the attention of the correspondents. It was held for the purpose of reaching sowe agreement as to the policy to be pursued with regard to Mr. Blaine's proposition to a stead the sugar section of the Tariff bill so as to enable the President to negotiate leciprocity treaties. The Hon. John W. Foster, who has bees Minister to Mexico, Husaia asd Spain, asd negoti ated the reciprocity treaties with the latter country Is lb&4, was present by Invitation, asd gave his views at great length. Mr. Poster expressed the wast pro found cossdesce that it would be as easy waiter to secure a renewal of that treaty and the free entry of our feud products into the Spanish colonies which consume from $15,000,000 to le.00,U00 worth of breadstuff . pro visions, asd Hwilajr artUvles eves under the present high rales of tasstlon- Mr. Foeur was of the opinion that this trade could be very nearly dosibled by secur bsx the removal of the high duty that existed at present, for dour, as as c ample, i taxed at the rate of tS a barrei, asd other iiierchSitstUe Is tin. sew proportion. These was a general agreement awon.r the weather of the cowaHWe as to tlu propriety asd necessity of ladudiu-: such a proposition s Mr. Blaise ha 1 suggested is the Tariff bill. abwouU the vtawable Senator MorrUl of Yci most, the chairman of the commute us very obstinate is his ofowW Be refused sot only to favor such i'- amendment, but declared hkwtesU to vote against It If it was brouu'Ut lui the Senate. It was decided that Mr Aldrkh should, with (he Mststamc i Mr. Foster, frame a substitute for th -Male and Pierce uHeajtmia &n4 &uh "w vwpwnwnswvsnwsvsni VhwflSt Wit it to his leitow-wesjabsrs of uu committee before the sscar schedule i ihe Tariff bill Is reached It is pro' able, however that the committee thUlk, Wat J a-tiuiit the waiter Ui- HIS TURN NOW MR. LYMAN ANSWERS SOME CIVIL SERVICE QUESTIONS. THE INVESTIGATION RESUMED TO-DAY. Difficult to Obtain BHgiblft for the Railway Mail Swviee. WOMAN WHO DID NOT KNOW LODGE. The PrwWiaf Cmmiioaer Says Some thing Sarcastic About the News papers What Harrison Did. The House Committee on Iteform In the Civil Service met at 10:1. this morn ing and continued the investigation of the Civil Service Commission. Mr. Lyman continued his statements of the methods of civil service proceedings. Mr. Lehlbnch naked what caused tho railway service to be put under civil service rules. Mr. Lyman staled that the rule were prepared by the Commission at the re- ?uest of the President In January, 1OT0. t was Impossible to prepare rules in time to go into effect in February as President Cleveland desired. He hid Inadvertently written March 15, 1890, Instead of February 15. The Commis sion, however, found it Impossible to complete tho rules on that date. The Jt of May was fixed as the date of their completion by President Harrison, and on that day they wont Into effect. Mr. Lehlbach asked If the Commis sion had suggested the idea of putting the railway service under civil service rules to the President. Mr. Lyman stated that the first formal suggestion had come from tho Commis sion. There had also been communi cation between the Postollloe Depart ment and the Commission on that sub Jict. Lvldence Is coming to the Com mission that TIlKHKllVirX tS IMt'HOVKD by the rules. During the last ailmlol trailon a large number of arbitrary changes were made and not for the good of the service. These changes neces tailly do not benefit the service. Ihe Commltolon deslied to Insure tranquility In the service by placing It under Ihe civil service. It wai In tended that the Commission should have charge of the routine appoint ments. The Commission adopted the tests which they already fouud in the service. Mr. Lehlbach excused himself from the Investigation on account of illness, and Mr. Hopkins conducted the exam ination. Mr flreenhalge doubted if the civil service rules added mueb to the elll clency of the mall service. Mr. Lyman stated that one of the most Important problems In the classi fication was the apportionment of terri tory to the registers. TUe Commission came to the conclusion that registers should be made for each State and Tor tltory. Some dltticulty was afterwards found in applying tbU rule. In large Slatis one register could not cover a wiioie Mate. The rule of the service requires that Ihe ellglbles must live on the line of the road on which they are to be em ployed. In nearly all the States the number of employes Is adequate to the seeds of the service. Mr. Stone wished to know if a clerk in one State could be appointed to a road in another State. Mr. Lyman ssld that the rules did not provide for this. "If there was not an eligible in a State or county, ellglbles eould be seeured from an adjoining State. IT WOl'LO UK IMrOSSIBLK for the Commtasloa to make an iron clad rule for lines which rua through several States. A vacancy occurring in a rrew running from St. Louis to Kansas Cily would be nlled by an eligible from Missouri. The Commission has no ar rangement with the Posiorhce Depart ment for holding examinations. There is, however, constant informal com munkration with the Department. All information used to guide the t'ouimW sion is obtained informally from the IXt-psitment. ' 'The rules provide for the employment of one substitute to twenty regulars: this has been found to be a fair proportion. The substitute's appointment is the same as a regular. They are oa probation while serving as substitutes. The sub stilutis are appointed to regular places is the order that they ate appointed as substitutes. "The Commission, as a rule, is sot supplied with as over abundance of ellglbles. X desciency, however, is found is sowe of the Western States and Territories. Another method ot meet ins emergencies is by calling is any per sons who had previously bees is the service. This method is used only In en traorUlnary emergencies, suchasraii - way accldenU, Is which regular substi tutes cannot be procured. There are over 'g.OOO clerks in the railway mall service. The clerks on steamboats be lungisg to the service are not appointed by exaaulsalios; the position it usually held by sowe employe of the steamboat of the .000 rail way clerks from 1,500 to 2.000 have bees appointed IVDES THS KlSTATtMBlT RUI a Urge pet cent, of the W.UOft were ap poiuud to meet the Increased seeds of the t r vice." Mr. Lymae exhibited the blank forms f'-T spplicatloB. etc , connected with tlu.- foaduftios of ttsmtuation No 1 blenl ' etawisations. he said, were K.iulrtd foe the Ksllway Mall Service luvpt a doctor's certiscate showing iUt the appifcaat was sound and Uiiltby. Thji wlBimuw age was u, iU' wstlmuw ttS. The labor U very v voting, wes having to smd or lUhthourstt their work os a -apldiy-u.oving traja, Mr. Gteesaaitfe wished to know why iu ashed is enawiriatios the mm situotuntit raaaaoss is tan urs OS- WtSSX (.AUUX UMfeJC. The persos of whom tbi was ashed inwesed that she had sever heard of Mr. Lodge asd knew of no weworable l uages i hie kUe- Mr. Lywas stated that such ttvu iu had sever bees ashed bf the Cow wiakiuB. Mr Hopkins thought that. ; uhai. Mi I.odgu bad Ui.!f oiLjl iUd the jiigotiou Mi 1 j uin iLtU sp &i i ..-.. '.- 1 questions often found In newspapers and attributed to the civil swrrlce. The examination for screntltk posi tions are often quoted as a fair example of the ordinary examination. "Without boastlnir," he cotitlnned, "Ihe Civil Service Commissioners ami Etamlnera are not blank fools." Mr. Lyman then gave an example of a fair geographical examination. He spoke of tie examination for the cus tom service held twice a year at each pott. Different examinations are held for different grade, clerks, Inspectors, gangers and examiners. "The examination for examiner of mctchamllse," be added. " la the moat difficult, litlne entirely technical in Its character. " The papers for exami nation are not prepared by the Commis sion, but by a board of experts. THR BtTRHtORtTT OF CIVIL 8RRVICK CI.RRKR over those appointed by the Collector of Customs has been tested and found tiue. The Collector of Customs under the old rule did not apply any examina tion to test the efficiency of an appli cant. In New York, however, testa were applied by an executive order prior to the substitution of civil service rules." Mr. Hopkins asked for statistics showing the Improvement under civil service rules. "The testimony of the officers," said Mr. Lyman, "show that the custom home service has been greatly Im proved." He then passed to the postal soi vice examinations, which are held twice a year and are divided Into differ ent grades. Mr. Lyman concluded by saving that the organization of a board of twenty examiners at Washington who would do all tho marking of papers would greatly Improve the justice and honesty of tho examinations. It would tie an advantage lo the service for the Com missioners to appoint persons not hold ing otiicint places as examiners. Mr. Hopkins hoped that they would not be audi disinterested citizens as Mr. Folk of Indiana. Mr. Roosevelt snoko of the ridiculous questions mentioned by the members and charged them to bring forth the questions. If General Qrosvenor knew of these questions he was loaded for him. The committee then adjourned until 10:80 o'clock Slonday. FAILED TO MAKE A CASE. O Ulcer Trmntiiell Arcpln n Mnrrlail Couple ror Vngr.tncjr, John T Barnes, a white man, anil Kllxa Barnes, a colored woman, who rays that she Is his wife, were before Judge Mills this morning, charged with vagrancy. They were arrested In the Itldye-Mreet alley, in front of the house In which they lived, by Officer Tram mell. The officer's testimony was that Itoth the man and the woman consorted with the worst kind of characters in the pre cinct and hung about alleys and tippling houses. Barnes, to the contrary, testi fied that he was a blacksmith by trade, ami that he was regularly employed on Q street and received IS tier week. Judge Mills gave Barnes ami his wife their liberty on their personal bonds. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Vewr York block. To-day's ew i one stock market quota- IkMM, furwsbed by U. T. lUvsuaw, Boons 0 sad 11, Atlantic building. ! V street northwest. Correspondents, M. K. Msadbaai, w ork; Chandler, Brown x Co., Chicago: stocks. Own 3.90 STOCKS. Open 8.30 A.TASFs 411 (Uf Omaha Can. south.. M l pTd Chi., B.A Qlttt Ofil Ore. Tron.. 151 45 Cob. Cm . M.Ji.S.Co tt 41 C, KI.t l'se M t heading 411 431 Del, LA W. 1411 Mt X. A V. l't. 20) ! IW. A Hud It. Paul 7il Wi Krle 334 334 Tex. P 1M 191 Jersey Cen Ten. c. X I. 15 J U L & N !dl S3! J. fsc 00 Mi Lake Shore. 10a 'OT Vab. u'f'd.. ti 31 Mo. IW...... oH ft W. UtdOtt... Hit VI N YANK. 4s tS WALK p'd TO? 751 X A Wp'fd yetroUttim .. V VJt X. V. Cen... IIOI 105 Am. C O Cts i H. l'se H 3Ji i Gas Trust 534 M " p'fd. 01 MM NutL'dTtt 3U lt Xortbwest..i(fti'vi i. Kefle. Co. SI y Tke Clileaeo aiurket. To-dss Chicago Ktaw and provision market quotations, furnished by C. T. Havvuiuir, Meows and 11, Atlantic Hulld tag, Ota) f street Bortfawmt. Correspond ents, M. B. Mendham. Xew York; Chand ler, Brown A Co., Chicago. whut. Of Cms war, Opm Clot Aug Aug rpt S&i ftU Sept... .. tl as !'. oa lit...... JOOt Oct U 00 It 00 cons;. I, Aug... i 40 isg, sept m tw $... Sft Oct ...... SO 8di Oct ...... 40 6 40 OATS. Aug Sept..... 37J W Oct WutilBKta stack HxsbaBee. Wiles Ksewlsr Qdl Ut o'clock m. Auterk-sn Grsphophone, 80 at 11. Miscellaneous Bonds U. M. weetri Lights 1st, . 100; U. S. Xleetrtc Lurht U. , ISO; W. A G- K. K. lO-tO , Rava, !03, .'. A O Convertible, '. a; Masonic Hall Ass'n, ', C ltafti. Id; Wash. Market Co.. 1st Mort., , 110; Wash. Market Co., Imp., a'a, 117, ImlM A seaboaM Co., (, C 17, : . U. Itdastry, 1st, , iwm. V7: Wash. U. In tastry,U,rs.UsM. 08, Wash. Gas Uaht Co., Sir. A, 0's. 1171; Wash. Use UefrtOiL, ier. , e's, ll; Bygleaie Ice L'ompsaj.Isl Mort., as, iW; Ainertcan Security and Tiuat, '-OU. hatlonal sank stocks sank of Wash ngion, 130; Sankof JUpabUc, 365; Jtetm nustan, 37S; Central, ; Sucond, 3UD; FsruiM snd Hechsnks', itto. Chvisens'i 1TO-, C'olnmbia, 175. Capital, U!r- West JCnd, lofl; TradeH', miTLmeola, 105. yt,iT stocks Washington and Qeorgetowa, 3MS, atmoolitiB, l0; Co UMebls, 73, Capitol and Korth O street, 63; gcaingtos and soldier's Home, -; tieorgetown and TenBaUytowni: hright 0o4, . la urstctf Stocks PUesaen's. 47, Tnwh Ue, 53i: MetropuUtan, stk National Cuius, 0; Arlington, 175; Coseoms. 85; Coims hta, ls; Gferntan-Assssseas, s FTtfiDsssfi 0; Uggs.64, feupW'sSi. TuL i "- - r-rki Basl Sstale "er peeaeT en" nn aeaasmV f itle. as aud Electric UA Stocks- Wsshms tos ti4, tiorgtos Oat, ao, y. 1, flectrk- Llfc-Ut, HA. Telephone stui-is Vesnsytvanta, 3V Cnesspa ad rvigmac n, saietlstvoe Stuck. Set to., :h, wwuungu Co.. : tjn-at Fa' U Ice sum Vanomsia Co., -0. sstional safe tss DObh. : WsshJjiirtuu Sam BetmssVtt7s. wsshlnfton JUmu si.il Trust Ca.li; 1 twnai irypogriaic, . sw secndti aad Trust Co.. 50. ifc BitShnk lee Co.. , ttuUdiigtV.lO-i. JpsbWbsV VsMsW 'sMs9st Ktw Yoss. Aug t-Mr. WaUer DmroM-b and bis witc e BIai.se, mritcd from I uruix. utt Ibw i'aOiSlUp 1.'. uUiVii tUfJ 4hVrtisflBts Bmsmsmtss&Qssl JstsVsV susausr smuLwasasaS. t aasTsul TTsSmasi t UaXI Massml sstt HE CRISIS W G8ATMAU, trelefr A ppl rtr I'ratirTttwn 7ar rllh 1VIII nee ttfe Uwnntrr. Nltw Ton, Ag. . The fcraWtbia morning ptibHthtn the the followiag cable dttrmteh: CrfTor OtTATKWAi.Jt, Aug. . Lsfe last night the superintendent of the (Ina 'emala Cent nil Itallroad received order to keep a special train constantly under steam, In order to proceed to the pstt of San Jove, subject to the disposal of Fresfdent Barrlllas. It 1 liellereri that the Preshlenl Is going to flee the couotrr. The train was tot ready, whtn the government tent a squad or company of soldiers ostensibly to watch over It, but the purpow of the soldiers' presence was not explained to the superintendent of the railroad, who lierame alarmed at the government's action In sending troop to the company's premises, which Is American property. He wentat once, though late at night, to the American Legation, but Minister Mlmer was away. He then used the railroad trlegraph to the pott of Stn Joe ami communicated with the com mander of the Unlied States man of-war Thetis, anchored off the port, requesting him to send protection for the railroad property and Its employe. An answer came Immediately from the commander of the Thetis that he would semi one of his officers up to Guatemala and wairb over events, but that he could not send up an armed force from his vessel unles specially re quested to do so by the American min ister. The officer arrived this morning and is at the railroad station. All the foreigners have appealed to their logatlons for protection In view of the Impendtng crista. i no latest rumor is umi mrriuas iim appealed to the diplomatic corps, not now to arbitrate In the Salvador matter, but to protect and sustain his govern ment. News has just reached here of the re ported arrival of a British man of war at San Jose. AN INTERESTING CASE. A TYPEWRITER COMPANY WANTS TO IMITATE A GOVERNMENT DRAFf. lint t lie Hi'imtlHifHt or .Imllee nml Chlrf lltHHka S .) No TJie llrtin- IMPNil IVoiIh fir Tlirj-'lt Tut the Law. The Department of Justice hat ten deicd a decision, In a case referred to it by Chief Brooks of the Secret Service, which Is of Interest to business men generally. The facts are as follows: A short time ago the War Depart ment bought of the Hammond Type writer Company seventy live ot their machines. In payment therefor the Department issued to the company t, draft for $7,!)7 upon the Assistant Treasurer of the United States at Xew York. A brilliant Idea seized Mr. Mc Clain, the manager of the Hammond Company. In pursuance of It he had a silver print of the draft nude Intend ing to use engraved copies for advertis ing purposes. The engraving company to which he gave the work bad al ready hatl an unpleasant experience with the Government in making a.i ttmiU of a postage stamp for a Western publication. The Hsmmond peopte were, consequently, advised to consult with Chief Brooks before proceeding further. This was done. Mr. Brooks referred the matter t the Department of Jus tice. The Attorney General returned the engraved print to Chief Brooks with instructions to arrest all connected with the matter in case the company shall persist In Its design. The ll.ua mond people declare they will make a thorough test of the matter in the Fed end courts. Chief Btooks on his side says it is a perfectly clear case, that it Is an un questionable violation of the law which forbids the imitation or counterfeiting, or the making of a similitude of a gov eminent obligation, and that this draft Is an undoubted government obligation. All the Hammond Company can do, be inskts, is to represent the draft In ordi nary type letters asd nguies. If the Hammond people persist Is carrying the matter Into the courts, as tt Is honed they will, it will become a etumcUbrt, and wUl determine judicially a long vexed question. Trata Tkwuu frw tit Trek. teo Hassos. L. I., Aug. . The 3 SO t xpress to Sag Harbor fiom Long Island CUy last evening wet with as accident when about two miles from this station, the entire train being throws frost the track by obstacles placed theieos. The traia, which con sisted ot two parlor cars, two passenger coaches, asd a baggage car and smoker, was trying to make up Bve minutes lost tinie whes the atccident occurred. There were twenty passes gers os board, but so one was seriously hurt. Ko trains tin be run wftftof Bridgchamptoo until to night Mattes Kdtton SUMMUiwunleTiiHt, Home, A,u$. 0. The decree of et commuskatlos promulgated by the Vatican against tits editors of thrve Maltese gwwspnjmts wMc denounced the slmmons agreemest Is regard to the status of the Church in Malta, hat bees rescinded is the case of two of the papers, they having retracted their obstinate- - psja .a) s)sjnjnsmBs sssymsjssfsssnjgsm spy tBmPtr !, Aug. A sssthet of tillages la liuugwy have bees de stroyed by ares, which bw also devastated a large ttcttos of coun try, immense store of cues and other etaln have bees buroed asd Wrd ble kUtuiltB prevail among the huiUvwi iubaUtut- At BorojhoeUri S Wimas and eU cbildres were bursal todteth. as ism amtseiaftsjslE Yssejiisass smflas Lot uv ills, h v , 4ug. 0. Letters have beea received here which lead to the belief that Ditk fate, the default ing (state i'teasuter of Kentucky, dkd is Chiaa over a year ago. - - Assist e as tats Itisstssse- S.w Yosa, A.uj . -Henry B. Mil 'iken the oldest locomotive esgiseer os ibe New York Central and Uudou Kim K:.K'1 JU.J un TUuiadi uUUl at L L.-v iu W t; i"v.. uati. j.h.i.1. NEAR ITS GL05E THE DEFEflSK IN TIIE OUT TRIAL WILL FINISH MQffBAT. ARNOLD AND GUYG1INQ.1THESTM. Tin Fomwr Sjs IU StsrUl tin Pnswl IntitliglUM W FACTS UV EM MIX FWR Y&AR5 AW. Ke Wat After R4nftaiMti-r"atitta Tsstimeny Reganlisf th fliir actar of Ihe Aeeftisl, The ttlal of Lieutenant Ouy wsii sumed this morning before Comwk alottera IHmalass, I line, and Hoberl, at the District building. The first wltneM called by Mr. ClaMgh ton was Mr. Frank Hum. "He had known Lieutenant Guyaan officer and a man for twenty years, ami all We ever heard about him was good." Mr. Calvert, a clerk In the V'ar De partment, had been Intimate vfith Guy for ten or fifteen year. Guy's charac ter, he said, was good. TIIK HKNTXOX RAID. Mr. Calvert was asked about Ilstt yog's place. He hail examined It from L street. Sergeant Ttunnell ami others went to Investigate the place. He (witness) saw forma of person about two feet ftom the window. The room Is In the third story from K street and the fourth story from L street. Sergeant Trunnell said that there were four In the room at Hertaog'a place beside himself, the sat was turned on at full head. When the place was raided thete were three ta bles in the room. Officer O'Brien knew of the con ceited action on the part of the officer! Inside and Mr. CVIvett and others on the outside to test Hcrtzog's place. Witness was on the outside. I Is saw :i couple of men's heads Officer O'Neill testified to gelling upon a tree-box. he saw the heads of two men: the men appeared to be titling down. Mrs. Barber testified to knowing lllley. and to papers having been upon the tables at lttlev's place when the officers made the raid; Mrs. ltlley looked at her and she took the papers from the table. "You understood Mrs. lllley's loofc." "Oh, yes." Laughter.) I.IKl TKSANT (,LY HKCALI.KB. Lieutenant Guy was recalled. "Do you remember ArRohl's last al legation in his statement before leaving thesiaml?" asketl Mr. Glaughtott. "Y'es, sir; he said that I wm it mm who would swear to any statement to save himself." "Is that sot" "No, sir; It is as false as can be." "I wish to make another sutewtewt." said Lieutenant Guv, "and that U Ui say that I never offered I'oHcewtu Shurland my watch and chats, with iu Masonic emblem, to go Into Mrs. Boyd's bouse on Slxteenlh street. On the dav before ihe raid I told Shurland that I had been to see Mrs. Boyd, asd that she said no one visited the bouse but Knights Templar and other Masonic friends. I laughingly said toShurlasd. 'If I gave you my Masonic emblem you might get In the house.' but I sever of fered it to him." ARNOLD AUAIN' TKSTiriRS. Kx Lieutenant Arnold was recalled by Mr. Claughtos. "Y'ou said you had nothing to do with the prosecution of IJeutasantGuy on your examination." "If a desire to be reinstated to having anything to do with the prosecution, then I have all to do with it." Atchln son came to him four years ago ami gave him certain facts. lie did sot make use of them until the present in vestigstioa. lie did sot make the facte known to the old Commfslosers, but the present Commissioners bad hardly gotten their chairs wsrm before he began to press the matter of his removal asd the causes for it He t witness) taw Colonel Hubert asd told him that he eould give him some valuable isformatlos. It wa through him (witness) that Atfhtsaesi made his statement before Colosel Hobert IHstilct Attorney Htseltost It was the Wheat ley board that dismissed you Y'es. sir." Commissioner DHigtsst to V. Claughtos Ito you think you will west Arnold any more1' Mr. Claughtos No, we shall sjmjr want him again. I Laughter. Arnold Thank you; goodsaf . At to 53 a, m. as sjflfsirsssssi wm taken until 1 p. m- Mosskf. The defense will class Monday- Mk Talty. sow is Buffalo, is epcted (asm presest asd testify. - - e - s Waat Inlniirilten,'! tjestf Stgtlt, Ksw yoss, Aug. 0- Sasiisrl Oompers , -president of the Fedeestsos of Labor, os July 40 sd'tiieassl iettsr to Speaker Heed requestlsg hist to see his induesce to secure As passage of as International copyright law, aad stating that lloue bill UJ&, issso to his Mgastsatios, as it cottetmt m twtnia t inteSMt, srsisswanT sv sspviiwspFmvp - 9. . Avmosa, III.. Aug. . Ahssttt twenty-tivc triends of Oscsr nsjkjasr B1sWaSspPw sjt tpsjgtS'S'Sgns' phjs s)asr nfls9 V" Tsuradav- sight. They arrived a) hU hi'me after se had reused asd hs gaga- volver through hMNr and sertotwly wouuded lire. Asam Uacess, fss wound may prove fatal- iej9sW M t.Avi;TiA, S. '., Aug. tv-rV avsVuoser MarguvrHe of Xo AMshlM bcenscitd by the authoritk of t5se Moyal asd ined for having bsii m hostd Without a ttcesse. Ksw m. Am. 0-A, . isg. pretsdamt of the CMcje BmWlCtub, sails for iUiWff W W tsPsssmVaf MmOT WlmlsWsW WlJ AjuSSa !KftssstsissisnsBa ',r f i-- U,trut si (.'j'waius, itarvl4i