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s?3 r - - y4SMl: t M --JVAJ.-K- v 1 I - t -V J-J";- -iJw- i3EW. 1 , . & 15,. I a - '3 S JL ' v- -" DOMESTIC. In the trust investigation, Wednesday, B. B. Campbell, an oil refiner of Westmoreland county, Pa., gave testimony showing that the Standard Oil company had been built up by rebates and drawbacks siren it by the railroads. These rebates had ruined nearly all the independent refiners. After becom ing powerful the Standard Oil built pipe lines and became the bosses of the railroad. Testimony was given by Mr. Coppett, the vice president of the Pennsylvania railroad company, showing that the rebate given the Standard amounted to 50 cents a barrel, while they also got 224 cents per barrel gratuity on shipments of their competitors. August A. Tack and William Harkness, oil refiners, testified to having been ruined by the rebates given the Standard and to hav ing been squeezed tighter and tighter until forced to bell out. Mr. Tack estimated the capital destroyed in this manner at $15,000, 000, and the Standard gains, through rebates, at $250,000,000. He thought part of this money was returned to a few higher railroad officials for their personal enrich ment but bad no proof of the fact. The honsa ways and means committee has agreed to limit the general tariff debate to seventeen days from April 25th, and two evening sessions weekly, and to an equal division of time between democrat and republican speakers. A convention of the republican clubs of Pennsylvania met at Lancaster, Thursday, and organized a state branch of the nations league. The committee on ways and means has agreedtothe Breckenridgeresolut'on calling on the sejretary of the treasury for in formation n regard to the number, class, etc., of persons who are affected by foreign competition, orby importations from other countries, etc ' Thtjiuformation is wanted in connection with the tariff discussion in the house. The democrats of Indiana met in conven tion in Indianapolis, Thursday. Tomlinsun hall, which seats 5,iK.0, was packed with del egates and spectators. Courtland C. Mat Bon was unanimously nominated for govern or, and William B. Myers for lieutenant governor. One plnnk the second in the platform adopted congratulates the people upon the successful administration of Pres ident Cleveland and declares for his renom ination. The third declares for a reduction of the tariff to a revenue basis. The fourth declares in favor of civil service reform. The fifth and sixth sections advocate legisla tion in the interest of the laboring man. The seventh declares in favor of the government re-pessessing itself of all forfeited land grants. The eighth plank denounces pro hibitory liquor legislation and declares in favor of personal liberty. The tenth declares in favor of honest elections. The eleventh declares that the democratic party is the friend of the old soldiers, their widows and orphans. The twelfth section endorses the Indian congressional delegation, and the final plank supports Governor Gray for the vic9 presidency. The resolutions were unanimously adopted. The New York state board of arbitration began its investigation of the brewer a strike, Thursday. The boss brewer's denied ite right to do 60, claiming that the strike was a private mutter; that the places of the union men had been filled and there was no longer any issue between tha brewers and their employes. An Albany special says: "Governor Hill is not out of the presidential race. He is in it as much to-day as he ever was. He me.ms, if possible, to secure the nomination in the b't. Louis convention. rlhe report that the governor has informed Colonel W. P. Tomhnson, of the Topoka Democrat, that he is out of .he race, rests on such a ilimsy basis that those who know Mr. Hill and his plans laugh at the whole matter. The governor has never said he was a candi date for the presidency, and he has never said he would not accept it if nominated. The governor has not mado and will not make, any public move that may seem to show that he is opposing Cleveland, but he will permit some of his most earnest friends in various parts of the state to be selected as delegates to the fct. Louis convention." The senate committee on education and labor has made a favorable report in the house bill to establish a department ot labor. In the testimony in the investigation of the Standard Oil trut, in Washing ton. Friday, it was brought out that the trust controlled 75 per cent of t'10 total oil output of the country. The market value of the Standard Oil trust is $154,00.t,O(X). The trust pays an annual dividend of 10 per cent, after laying aside ft large surplus, on a capital stock of $90,000,000 General W. T. Sherma-i gave a banquet at his home in New York, Friday, in honor of General Grant's birthday. The Iowa state prohibitionists' cenvention was held at Dos Moines, Friday? mustering twenty-one delegates, representing nineteen of tho ninety-nine counties in the state. A state ticket was nominated and resolutions werb passed favoring prohibition in both state and national conventions. The Massachusetts state republican con vention met in Boston, Wednesday. Pour delegates-at-large to the Chicago convention were chosen, with Senator George F. Hoar as leader. The mention of the name of James G. Blaine elicited the wildest enthu siasm. The delegation was not instructed. Commander-in-Chief Rea, of the Grand Army of the Republic, was banqueted at Nashville, Wednesday. Both federal and confederate veterans were in attendance. Samuel Carr, jr., was elected second vice pres.dent and general manager of the Union Pacific railway at the annual meeting of the board of di.ectors in Boston, Wednesday. It is understood, however, that "Carr is to remain on the board only temporarily, or until Poster's successor is appointed. Charles Francis Adams was re-elected presi dent. G. B. Haggin, the great California turf- man, has announced his intention to retire. He will sell his stock of thorongh-breda. His retirement will b? gradual, 'however, at he has.a number of hones entered heavily in all the principal stakes at eastern racing stables. There was a neavy frost in Virginia Wednesday. Storm In Western Taunaf, Gabden Crrx, April 26. At 10:30 p.m., a heavy rain began falling with every appear ance of continuing for hours. A special to the Daily Sentinel from Cool idge, tells of a heavy rain there this after noon accompanied by a terrible storm of bail, many of the hail stones being as large as hens eggs. Anti-Saloon Republicans. New Yoke, April 26. Albert Griffin, chairman of the anti-saloon republican national committee, reports numerous letters received from senators, congressmen, governors and other leaders, including sev eral whose names are being considered in connection with the presidency, strongly endorsing the movement to commit the party openly against the saloons. A Shut Down 8x. Lotos, April 28. The Vulcan Reel mills will close down in July, throwing sev eral hundred men out of employment. This is regarded as a result of an over production in steel, the decline in prices and the scarcity of the right kind of ore in this mar ket. Unusual Cold. Ltnchbubo, Va., April 25. The weathei is very cold for the season, and there hat been heavy frost for the past two nights, Great anxiety is felt for the fruit It ii thought to be ruined. Ice has formed in exposed places. FIFTIETH CONGRESS. Taeadsy. BXHAXE. Washington, D. 0., April 24 In the t enate to-day Senator Vest reported favora bly a bill to provide postoffice buildings in all towns in which, for three years the postal receipts have exceeded $3,000. The greater part of the time of the senate was taken up with the discussion of the international copyright bill. After an executive session the senate adjouaned. HOUSE. ' The time of the house was consumed in debating the Mills tariff bill. Mr. McMillan made an earnest plea for the passage of the bill and Mr. Burrows was as earnest in op posing it. Without a vote the house ad journed. Wednesday. SENATE. Washington, D. 0., April 25. The ques tion being on the motion to commit the president's, Senator Voorhees Bpoke at length in defense of the message. In the e uree of his remarks he made a f arious at tack upon Senator Ingalls, because of bis famous speech in which he characterized Generals McClellan and Hancock as allies of the confederacy. At the conclusion 'of Senator Voorhees' remarks the senate took up the report of the conference committe on the question of calling a congress of Ameri can governments, and refused to concur therein and a new conference committeo was ordered. HOUSE. In the house the day was spent in the dis cussion of the 'Mills tariff bill. Speeches were made by Mr. Bryum,of Indiana, Dock ing of Missouri, Shaw of Maryland and Glass of Tennessee in support of the bill, and by Mr. Brown, of Indiana against it. Thursday. SENATE. Washington, D. C, April 26. After the senata was called to order to-day Senator Ingalls took the floor and announced that on next Tuesday he would make a reply to the attack made on him by Senator Voor hees dnring esterday's session. The senate then took up the land for feiture bill and it was discussed at length by Senators Palmer, Hoar and Dolph. The following bills were passed: Senate bill granting right of way, 100 feet wide, through the Indian Territory to the Kansas City & Pacific railroad, the railway to pay $15 per mile per annum to the nation or tribe of Indians through whose lands the road passes. Senat9 bill appropriating $100,000 for the completion of the public building at Wichita, Kansas. House bill to authorize the Kansas Valley railway com pany to construct and operate a line through the Ft. Biley military reservation. A bill was reported favorably granting the right of way to the Ft. Smith, Paris & Darda nelles company, through the Indian terri tory from Ft. Smith to Baxter Springs. The senate then adjourned until Monday. HOUSE. The entire day and an evening session were spent in the debating of the Mills tar iff bill. .Friday. HOUSE. Washington, D. 0., April 27. The entire day session in the house was consumed in debating the Mills tariff bill. No speeches of importance were made on either side of the question. At the evening session a number of private pension bills were passed. Saturday. HOUSE. Washington, D. C.,t April 28. There was but thirty-five members of the house present to-day, many members having gone to Phil adelphia to witness the launching of the gov ernment vessels. The day was spent in dis cussing the tariff bill. Such leaders a Bayne, of Pennsylvania, Reed, of Maine and Breckinridge, of Kentucky, took part in a running debate, but no important speech was made. Monday. SENATE. Washington, D. C, April 28. After the recreations of Friday and Saturday the sen ators returned to their work with renewed vigor. A bill was reported favorably from the committee on judiciary fixing the salaries of United StateB district judges at $5,000 per annum. - Senator Stewart offered a bill which pro vides that the government shall purchase silver bullion and coin silver to the amount of $4,000,000 per month. The bill to sell a portion of the FortLeav enworth military reservation to the Leaven worth City Water company was passed. Considerable discussion was had upon the railroad land forfeiture bill and the inter national copyright bill, but a vote was not reached before adjournment. HOUSE. The entire time of the house was taken up in discussing the Mills tariff bill. FRACTIONAL CURRENCY. ecretary Fairchild Opposes a Reissue of Shinplasters, Washington, D. 0., April 24. Secretary Fairchild appeared before the senate finance committee to-day at the requt of the com mittee, to present his views on the bill which has passed the house providing for the issue of fractional currency. The secretary opposed the bill. He asserted that the pre vious issues of fractional currency had cost, in the expense of production and the loss from destruction, as much as the entire face value of the average circulation maintained. He did not believe that public convenience required a reissue, nor that it would be pop ular. Fractional silver and the postal note system met all the purposes which fractional notes could serve, except by a very large issue, extending to the most remote parts of the country and requiring years in its pre paration. The cost and great loss incident to such n issue and its manifest disadvan tages, which led to its abandonment, were, to his mind, conclusive reasons against a renewal of such circulation. S(rTJnloa Pacific Repext. Boston, April 24. The annual report of the Union Pacific railroad shows among other items that $3,000,000 are needed for equipment, and equipment notes will be is sued for investment, and the permanent ac count will bo increased $6,818,794. DThe gross earnings were were $19,546,068, against $17,846,132 in 1886. and net earnings $9,111,886 against $7,222,700 for the previous year. The income for 1887 shows a balance of $35,995,07, or 5.91 per cent, upon the capital stock. $23,044.72 bonds were cancelled and $1,016,000 collateral trust 5's sold to foreign bankers at the close of the year. The com pany has notes payable of $3,335,000 and the gross floating debt was $7,464,443. The cash assets exceeded the debt' by $401,689. Locallrasiness; including commercial coal, was $128,558.97, an increase over 1886 of 1.97 pet cent. Through business was $4,673,507, an increase of 47.82 per cent. All for Ryan. Eckbtdgb, Kan., April 24 Special The republicans of this city organized a re publican club last evening, electing M. R. Mudge, president: . J. Dailey, vice presi dent; G. D. Gardiner, secretary; D. V. Dowd, treasurer. The sentiment of the club favored the re-election of Hon. Thomas Ryan as a representative of tbisdistrict. A resolution endorsing his labors in congress and pledging the club to use every honora ble effort to secure the nomination and re election was passed by a unanimous vote amid enthusiastic cheers. j Tbe Old Story. ROCHESTEB.N. Y., April 25. William Bul lnrV. in mtinnrn of tha West Shore rail road, at Newark, Wayne county, this state, Bhot his wife four times this morning with a "" revolver, killing her instantly. He then plaend the weapon to his owniead and fired, inflicting a fatal wound. Jealousy was the cause. Three children, aged from 8 to 18 years rumve. RUINED BY REBATES. Farther Testimony In the Investigation of the Standard Oil Company. Washington, D. C, April 26. In the trustfinvestigation to-day, John Swartzand Frank L. Woods, of Philadelphia, testified to having heard the Pennsylvania road had allowed 1 ower rates to other shippers than to themselves. They thereupon pre sented claims for rebates to the railroad company and 13 . cents per barrel on their shipments of oil was returned to them. State Senator Lewis Emery, of Bradford, Pa., corroborated tha statement made yes terday by Mr. Campbell to the effect that practically all the small refiners had been wiped out between 1872 and 1879 by reason of tha rebates given the Standard and its predecessor, tbe South Improvement com pany By the railroads and by other means they were simply deviled to death. A com putation made by tha witness showed that the Standard had received over $10,000,000 rebates in 97H months from the four principal railroads leading from the oil fields. The amount of rebates given1 the Standard, he certainly thought, amounted in the aggregate to over $100,000,000, and had the railroads treated all shippers alike, it was his belief that they would now be in receipt of an annual in come of from $15,000,000 to $20,000,003 greater than they received at present Ad jeurned. . , - BRUTALLY MUKDEKED., Two Kansas Men Murdered Jn a Cowardly "r' iManner by Vigilantes. Belvtdebe, Kan., April 26. The murder of Dr. W. A. Ashley and Eugene Grove, of this place, in the Indian Territory, has been confirmed. They hired a team and buggy to go to the nation on a hunting and pros pecting tour. When a few miles below Englewood, in the Indian Territory, they were met by vigilantes who called Grove,to their camp, and without warning or cere mony, hanged him on a sapling. Ashley drew his Winchester and opened fire. They murdered him at once, fifteen balls piercing his body. They had two women compan ions and what has become of the remains of the murdered men or unfortunate females cannot be conjectured. Sheriff Oleson has returned from the scene and says he cannot Gnd any trace of the people nor team. This is the most atrocious deed inflicted in a country where crime has full sway. The vigilantes are in most cases worse than those whom they seek to kill. Manufacturers and Laborers Protest. Washington, D. C, Apiil 26. The re publican members of the ways and means committee met to-day in the room of the committee of banking and currency for the purpose of hearing about a dozen persons representing manufacturing interests and labor organizations. The statements of the persons in brief were to the effect that tney desired to take exception to the remark made on the floor of the house by the friends of the Mills bill that the laborers and manufacturers derived no benefit from the present tariff law. They also entered an energetic appeal against the action of the ways and means committee in refusing to hear f aom the rep resentrtiveB of the interests that would be affected by the pending bill. Seventh District Prohibitionists. Dodge Citt, Kan., April 26. The prohi tion district convention held in this o ty to day, nominated L. K. Mclntyre, of Dodge City; L. W. Dowling, of Wichita, and Miss B. B. Hazlett, of St. John, to the national convention, and William Friedly, of Cim maron, and J. L. Sawart, of Wichita, alter nates, and . W. Beeson, of Kiowa county, candidate for congress. Eleven counties were represented with sixty delegates. A Town Totally Destroyed. St. PauxJ Minn., April 26. A Deadwood special to the Pioneer-Pre3s says: Central City was destroyed by fire early this morn ing. Not a store or shop is left standing and 130 buildings were burned. Fifty fam ilies are left homeless. Deadwood is send ing them food. Loss, $250,000. Insurance, $25,000. No one was injured. Central City is a mining town two and one-half miles west of Deadwood with a population of 1,000. It ships about $100,003 worth of bul lion monthly. A Big Day in Garden City. Gabden Crrx, Kan., April 26. Odd Fel lows day was celebrated here to-day in ele gant style. The larcest encampment ever instituted in the state was recently insti tuted by Grand Secretary S. F. Burdett. Yesterday a canton of nearly forty members was mustered in and to-day has been a suc cession of street parades, speeches and mil itary manouvers. A sermon at the Congre gational church, and speaking in the after noon at Stevens opera house were part of the exercises of the day. Many Odd Fel lows were present from surrounding towns. Train Wreck on the "Q " Omaha, Neb., April 27. The Cannon Ball train from Kansas City, on the Burlington & Missouri River railroad, was wrecked near Alma to-day, caused by a bridge giving way. L. A. Towne, of Grand -Rapids, Mich., was killed, and Charles Eaton, of Lincoln, badly injured. The mail and ex press cars with their contents, were de stroyed. MAEKET REPORTS. Kansas City Grain and Produce Market. (Kansas Citt, Mayl, 1838. The Daily Indicator reports: on 'change. v c WHEAT Receipts at regular elevators since last report Dusneis; witndrawais, z,iuionui- if??it0l)ii,6or!,.?.orte(i to thB I was nominated, resolutions were cassed fa-2Lwuywhf-Cahaud April, no voring prohibition in bothstate and national bids nor offerings: May, no bids, 81c asked. J conventions, the repeal of all license and UUtfH neceiptB at regular elevators since i&st I report 500 bushels, and withdrawals 1.812 bush' ela, leaving stock in store as reported to the board of trade to-day, 85,622 bnsbels. No. 2T corn Cash, and April, WAo bid, 45o asted; May, 5 caw, HTio; June and July no bids nor offerings. i- t OATS No. 2 cash, and April, 29c bid, no offer ings; Kay, 10 cars, 29o. ' On track by sample No. 2 oats, mixed cash, 31Ho-.No. 2 oats, white cash, 31c. BYE No 2 cash, no bids nor offerings; April, BSo bid. no offerings, FLOUR Very firm, but slow. Quotations are for unestablishel brands in car lots, per half barrel in sacks as follows: XX, 00c; XXX. SI 0061 05: family, SI 151 25; choice, SI 50gl 60; fancy. SI 651 70; extra fancy, SI 75 61 80: patent S2 0562 10; rye, SI 4061 60. Front city mill 25o higher. . HAY Receipts. 23 cars. Market firm Fancy. small baled, S10 50; large baled. $10 00;wire bound, 50c less; medium, S3 0069 00; poor stock, BUTTER Receipts large, and market weak. We quote creamery fancy at 21c; good, He; fine dairy, in single package lots, 18620c; store packed, in single package lots, choice, 13615c; poor and low erade, 10c CHEESE We quote: FuU cream, twins, 12ei foil cream. Young America, IStf c EGGS Receipt fair, and market firm at He per doza for strictly fresh. PROVISIONS We quote: Round lota, sugar cured hams, 103o per lb.; breakfast bacon, 9 Sfo per lb.: dried beef, 9c, dry, salt shoulder, S3 75; long clear sides, l 20; clear rib aides, l 20; short clear, i 60; smoked shoulders, SB 35; long clear, S? 80; clear. l 80: short dear, S3 40. Kansas City live Stock Market. Kansas Citt, May 1, 1888. The Li ve Stock Indicator reports: CATTLE Receipts, 1,500 head; shipments, Market slow and weak for shipping grades and steady for butcheio' steers and cows. Good to choice, coin-fed, $4 15f4 20; common to medium. S3 2064 00; stockers, 2 0062 SO; feedcrajS2 9063 50; cows, SI S06S3X40. HOGS Receipts, 4,500 head: shipments, Market opened stejsdy on medium and hetvy weights: pigs a abide weaker, desist: strong. Good to chioce, S5 2C5 30; common to BMdi nnuS4 7565 15; skips and pigs, S 3564 M. 6HEKP Receipts, 500 head; shipments, .... head. The market was steady. Good to choice, S4 C064 50; common to medium, f2 006 58. i " XOJCAiPgXAND. Eke Sefcesne t Attach the Strip .Practically Killed. WikHnraxoB.D.O., April 27. The house Bommittee on public lands yesterday practi cally put an end to tha senate bill for at taching No Man's Land to the state of Kan sas. A meeting was held this morning at which the Voorhees and Plumb bills relative to No Man's Land weae considered. One provided for the attachment of the territory in question to Kansas for judicial purpose ana the creation of a new land district com posed of the attached territory and the four adjoining Kansas counties Meade, Seward, Stevens and Morton. Tbe other bill pro vided for the extension of the boundaries of Kansas bo as to make No Man's Land a part of the state, conditional upon its adoptio:' by an act of the Kansas legislature. Both these bills passed the senate soma time ago, and were messaged to the house. The advocates of the Oklahoma bill looked upon these measures with suspicion, be cause it was felt that their enactment as a law would silence a formidable number of the Indian Territory agitations, and prob ably end legislation in that direction for this session. Under the rules tbe No M9!is Land bills would have gone te tho commiL teeon territories; but Chairman Springer being the especial champion of the Okla homa bill, it was believed a reference to his committee would prove fatal to the meas ures. A reference to Mr. Holman's com mittee on publio lands was therefore secured, with possibly just as fatal results. The committee discussed the two meas ures this morning and agreed to report an amended bill, substituting New Mexico for Kansas, and creating a new land district to be composed of No Man's Land. This would attach the territory7 ia question to New Mexico, for judicial purposes only. In the original bill the location of the land office was left to the execative, but it was calculated to have the town of Voorhees, in the southern part of Stevens county, Kan., named as the place. The amended bill stipulates that the land office shall be located in No Man's Land. This interferes seriously with the plans of the speculators who antici pate its location at the town of Voorhees. Another amendment was adopted increas ing the allowance for town sites, from 160 to 320 acres. The senate will doubtless refuse to accept these amendments, and that will end the legislation concerning No Man's Land for this session. A QUEER CASK. A Millionaire Refuses a Picture Because it Looks Like Him. Chicago, April 27. H. H. Cross, of New Yoak, a well-known animal painter, won a curious suit here to-day against E. C. Long, of St. Paul,a millionaire railroad contractor. Tn 1877, shortly after Cr038 had portrayed Vanderbilt's famous foam, Maud S and Al dine, and while Cross was in St. Paul mak ing a painting of Commodore Kittson's noted pacer, Johnston, Millionaire Long au thorized the artist to reproduce in oil, the fast trotter, Prince Albert, now at Washing ton in charge of Budd Doble. Prince Al bert is the property of Long, and the wealthy contractor was to be shown in the picture driving the trotter. The work was done, but Long refused to pay for it and returned the picture to the artist, who finally brought 6uit for the amount, $200. In court to-day Long admitted that the picture was well oxecuted, but maintained it was understood he was to be satisfied with the representation, which he was not, but whyt he did not explain. The picture was not put in evidence, strange to sav. A verdict for the artist was the result. "The real reason why Long declined to accept the painting," said S. K. Dow, who was attorney for Cross, "I did 2ot bring out, because Long is a nice fellow and very sensitive The truth, as you noticed, is that he has lost his right arm. Well this loss was prominently displayed in the painting. It is a sore point with Long and Cross should have shown more tact. Still, when Messonier painted his celebrated portrait of Mrs.-Mack ey, she paid him, though she immediately destroyed tho coun terfeit presentment because it looked so much lite her. Long is rich enough to have done likewise." The "Alarm" Suspends. Chicago, April 27. To-morrow the issue of the Alarm, the paper of which A. R. Par sons, the anarchist, was editor, will be sus pended indefinitely. Difficulties partaking somewhat of a financial nature, it is sup posed, have caused the stoppage. Dyer D. Lum, the successor of Parsons, in announcing the papers of suspension, re marks that "the Alarm, re-established a week before the judicial murder of our com rades, has ever' sought to sustain the cause for which they died." The Journal has lasted barely six months. He adds, "The difficulties have been great. ' The postoffice has thrown many difficulties in my way, that monopoly to which state socialists point with such pride. Again, I have had to contend with other diffi culties. When I came here in response to a summons from my murderod comrades, to revive the Alarm, I met outspoken oppo sition from the source from which Parsons and Spies supported the Alarm. In a word, Spies' old paper has antagonized me and what their motives were I do not presume to question. I sadly know the result. Comrades, the day 1b breaking. Shall the Alarm still sound or are you content to fol low old methods and sink deeper m the mire from which I and my predecessors have sought to raise yon?" A LONESOME CONVENTION. Twenty-one Iowa Prohibitionists Keet and Resolve for the State. Des Moines. Iowa, April 27. Tii& state prohibitionists' convention was held here Inst evening, mustering twenty-one dele gates, representing nineteen of tbe ninety- nine counties in the state. A state ticket revenue taxes on uquory, declaring mac me rum power must be vanquished by political organization, that prohibition enactments forced upon an "unwilling party is prohibi tion in the hands ot its enemies, protestinr against the fighting ,Qf another national campaign on the' tariff issde while the liquor question is a thousand-fold more important, demanding a fair count of the ballots cast by prohibitionists, favoring woman suffrage and laws for the reverence of the Sabbath. Delegates to the Indianapolis convention were selected and instructed to support Gen eral Fiske for presidential nomination. A terrible Accident. rrmsBSONvrm, Ind., April 28. Walter Servers, a 21 year man and Charles Davis, a 2 year man, were almost burned to death at the Southern prison last evening. Servers and Davis are cupola tend ers in the foundry. At pouring off time me tamping bar became chilled and could not be removed from the aperture through which the molton iron flows. The only remedy was to knock out the bottom and this being done the molton iron, 10,000 pounds or more, fell with a splash. The clothing of the two tenders, who had not retired to a proper distance, become ignited from some of the iron falling upon them and in an in stant they were enveloped inllames. They ran like wild men through the yards and it was with great difficulty that they were caught and the flames extinguished. Both are btfrned from head to foot and will die. Will Aid the Canal. Fuas. April 28. The chamber of deputies to-day, by a vote of 196 to 105, decided to discuss the clauses of the Panama lottery loan bilL The ultimate adoption of tha bill ie therefore probable. The Potherlnrhasa Case. St. Loots, Mo., April 2-1. A motion to set aside the verdict and for s new trial, was made by Adams Express company yes terday in the Fotheringham case, on tbe : -, ground thai the Terdiet wa against the evi dence, the amosnt exeeesive. the jury was controlled by popular prejudice aninst corporations and detectives, thatFothering ham acted voluntarily.thct certain testimony was ruled out that should have been ad mitted and that the court erred in instruct ing the jury. THE RATE WAR. ( A $teieKeat Showing; Great Losses Dnrint the.Late War la Rates. Chicago, April 28. Statements prepared by Chrirmar. Midgley showing losses during Jiis lu rate 'war, show that in addition to naavy reductions in rates there was a start ling decrease in tqnnage, compared with tha corresponding year of 1887. Especially was this tree in regard to ecst bound tonnage, the 2st decrease being 51 per cent. The prin cipal decrease was in wheat, or other grains, although the decrease in westward bound tonnage was only 17 per cent. The reduction in revenue compared with that derived from westward bound tonnage during the cones pondiiag period of last year was 64. while in the case of revenue from eastward to west ward it was 71 per cent Stated in money, westward the decrease was $477,487, and eastward $627,162; total, $1,104,648. The loss, however, cannot be entirely at tributed to tbe rate war. The decline oi tonnage would have occurred in any event. A carefully compiled estimate based on tha difference between the reduced rate and ttriff, however, shows that tbe decrease of revenue caused a loss of over $600,000 alto gether. The most of this amount was sacri ficed by southwestern lines during the four weeks they were engaged in war owing to the interstate' law the troubles could sot be confined to the northwest. The lines from Lake Superior to Texas were included. It is calculated that the loss'reached a to tal of $1,200,000 on through traffic To this should be added the reductions to and from interior points, a traffic three or four timee as large as through business. LET US HAVE PEACE. General Joseph E. Johnston Elected to Membership in a Grand Army Post. PnTLADELPHiA, Aprl 28. The announce ment is made here this morning that Josenh E. Johnston, the highest officer living o the confederate army, was last Friday night elected an honorary member of E. D. Baker post, No. 8, Grand Army of the Republic of this city. The election was brought about upon receipt of a letter reading "for the purpose of enabling me to participate in the noble work of charity performed by the comrades of the Grand Army of the Repub lic I hereby make application for contrib uting membership in your post. Enclosed please find the sum of $10 for one year's dues." The petition was unacconmanied by any other communication and when pre sented to the members of the post for their consideration, it went through with a rush amid the cheers of 200 veterans present. General Johnston ia the only ex-confederate soldier who has ever been received into the ranks of the Grand Army. A Floor Gave Way. Belle Fontaine, O., April 28. A terrible accident occurred at Rushsylvania, this county, last nizht. A school exhibition was in progress in Brookerman's hall, situated in the second story of a brick building. Tbe ball seats about 4,000 people and was crowd ed to its utmost capacity. Suddenly, with out the slightest warning, the floor cavo way with a frightful crash. It appeared to sink in the center, funnel shaped, and the entire audience went down in a surging mass to the orouna. a distance of twenty feet. All the physicians in town were immedi ately summoned. So far the dead arc as follows: Mrs. J. E. Alexander, the wife of a min ister. Probably fifty ethers are more or less ser iously injured. The walls did not fall in, or the calamity would have been much worse. A number of ladies and children were taken out, some of them unhurt with their cloth ing torn completely off of them. Blaine in Good Health. Pobtland, Me., April 27. Dr. N. P. Pot ter, of Brigeton, is in this oity on his return from Europe, where.he has been spending the winter. Potter says that Blaine was in Naples when he left, and was looking fine and seemed in the best of spirits. He spoke of the coming election, and said the demo crats must have New York in order to suc ceed. He showed no signs of ill health, and Potter says the statements published to that effect are the inventions of his politcal ene mies. A Musical Suicide. London, April 28. Helena Crosmund, a prima donna, committed suicide by shooting herself in a cab in Picadilly, on Wednesday night. She had signed a contract with Mr. Harris, of Drury Lane opera, but owing to a misunderstanding tore up the contract in a fit of temper. Later she tried to re-open negotiations, but Mr. Harris had in the meantime, engaged a substitute. The affait brought on nervous illness and she nearly died from the effects of an over-dose of narcotics, which she had taken. She bought the revolver with which she shot herself three days before committing the deed. A Serious Explosion. Lawbenoe, Mass., April 28. This morn ing the boilers of the Russell Paper com pany used to boil rags suddenlr exploded. Michael Meivin and Robert Evans, whe were in the room, were both blown through the walls, which were partially demolished. They were taken to the hospital. The form er was badly scalded and will probably die, Evans' injuries are not serious. The report of the explosion was beard all over the city. No cause is known. . Night Riders in Arkansas. St. Loots, Mo., April 28. Advices from Conway county, Ark., say that the people of Gregory township have been harrassed for the last six months with men who call them selves "regulators." who take the darkness of night to do their outlawry. They visited Tom McAwee(colored) Thursday night and beat him bratally. Also a white man, the same night, living near by. The best citizers of tne township are talking of peti tioning the prosecuting attorney to ferret out these midnight marauders and have them brought to justice. Senator Stanford's Candidacy. Detboit, April 27. An Evening Journal special from Washington says: Senator Stanford to-day told the Journal that all the talk about Him as a presidential candidate was absurd. He is not now and neve - nas been a candidate, and does not wish to be considered as such. Since his name was mentioned in this connection he has re ceived many letters daily on the subject, which he had not even taken the trouble to answer. Trial of Alex Frye. Cor.trCBU8,KAir., April 28. The testimony in the burglary case of Alex Frye, a member os the Bla'.ock horse thieving gang, who murdered Constable Gordon several months ago, was continued to-day. Jonathan Bla liwv ma nf tha allAorad murderers was the principal witness and, having turned state's evidence he gave some damaging testimony against Frye. Am Old Kansas Dead. Junction Cmr, Eav., April 28. W. W. Sergeant, an old and respected citizen and business man who located here in 1865 k dead. A liberal Offer. London, April 28. Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, formerly mayor of Liverpool, has offered to give 250,000 towards building a cathedral in that city. Bevolmtlea .Renewed. LomxHr, April 28. The revolutionary ris ing in Roumtnia has been renewed, this tuM dose to the Bassian frontier. - .. - TrK. .1 The New Chief Jstatle. WABHtHcnoir, D. O., April 80. The president haa nominated M. W. Feller, of Illinois, to be chief justice of the supreme court. r1"11861 fc "0 appointment ot fif!K!ft ?.due! ice' a9the ?r 5??, "S tte Pwodent could have mad. Mr. Fuller is pre-eminent in his profeeskm. of unimpeachable integrity and hie private character and exemplary in every respect. Bjis about 63 years of age, is in good health and gives promise of a long and brilliant career on the bench, fleis ex ceedingly courteous in his manner and firm and unyielding in his convictions of right. He is not a partisan but a democrat in the enlarged and better sense, a democrat from principle. His appointment will give great satisfaction to the people of Illinois and the northwest, without regard to party and to the entire country as toon as bis abilities are known." Senator Cullom says: "I have known Mr. Fuller for twenty-five years or more. He ia a scholar and is possessed of more than or dinary literary attainments. I regard him as an excellent lawyer and am sure he will make an excellent chief justice." Mr. Fuller was iot an applicant and has not been in Washington since the death of Chief Justice Waite. Chicago, April 30. The nomination of Melville W. Fuller as chief justice of the United States, is regarded here with great satisfaction by the leading men of both par ties. Melville Weston Fuller was born in Augusta, Maine, on February 11,1833. father was Frederick A. Fuller, his mother Catharine Martin, daughter of Chief Jus tice Faltam Weston. Melville W. was fitted for college in Au gusta and graduated in Bowdoin, in the class of 1853, one of his class mate being E. J. Phelps, our minister to England. Mr. Fuller began1 to practice law in Augusta in 1856. While waiting for clients he acted as editor of the Age and won his spurs in jour nalism. Feeling that his true field of work was the law and realizing that his native city did not afford that scope for effort which he stood in need of, Mr. Fuller came to Chicago. H9 did not have to wait long for practice. His ability was speedily recognized and properly rewarded. For thirty years ho has enjoyed a lucrative practice and has won distinction among the foremost law era at this bar. He was a delegate to the democratic na tional conventions of 1SG4, 1872, 1876 and 18S0. In 1860 he was selected by the citizens to deliver the address of welcome to Stephen A. Dougla3. In 1858, Mr. Fuller married Calista O. Reynolds, and after her decease, Mary El len, daughter of the distinguished banker, William F. Coolbaugh. He has eight daugh ters. Mr. Fuller was dining with some friends at the Iroquois club when found by an As sociated press reporter. He had no intima tion whatever of the nomination and was so overcome at the announcement that, fox some moments, he could utter nothing more than an exclamation of surprise. He requested that he be not pressed for an ex tended interview, saying that he was not in condition to talk on the subject, as the nom ination had come so unexpectedly. He, however, stated that he would not decline the nomination. A lAbor Man in Convention. Ciay Centeb, Kan., April 30. The union labor convention of the Fifth congressional district, held here to-day, adopted unani mously the following resolutions: Whebeas, Hon. John A. Anderson has ably advocated the principles and aims of the union labor party in the halls of con gress, and Whekeas, Two years ago the republican party, in convention assembled at Concor dia, refused to endorse his position and re fused to renominate him, and Whebeas, The people of the district, led by the greenback party, took up their own cause and nominated Hon. John A. Ander son, at a people's convention, and triumph antly elected him, and, Whebeas, The republican party have been scheming to defeat, at the behest of their masters, the monopolists of the country, the Hon. J. A. Anderson, and Whebeab, There is danger that they will regret their action of two years ago and throw their votes to the democratic nominee in order to defeat the peoples' friend; and Whebeab, We, the union labor party, de Biro the re-election of John A. Anderson be cause, in principle and action not in name, he is in hearty sympathy with our party, therefore Resovled, That John A. Anderson be nom inated as standard bearer of the union labor party of the Fifth congressional district, and we pledge him onr hearty support. District delegates to the national conven tion are John Davis, Junction City, and W. H. Wright, of Concordia. L. J. Fryberger, of this city, was chosen presidential elector. A Desperate Affray. El Paso, April 30. A fierce hand to hand encounter at Valentine, n small station 160 miles east of El Paso, on the Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio railroad, resulted in the killing of the conductor, Charles Ser ver, and tho fatal wounding of Samuel Taylor, a drunken cowboy. When the train stopped at Valentine, the cowboy went through the coaches, using vile language. Server argued with him and finally forcibly ejected him. Taylor drew a dirk eight inches long, and began stabbing him about the head and shoulders. Server immedi ately commenced emptying bis revolver into Taylor. Both men rank down inhe mids of their deadly conflict. Server received fivo ocalp wounds, at thrust in the neck that severed the carotid artery and jugular vein, and a cut in the left arm. He died in a few minutes. Taylor was shot three times. Two balls went through his body just below the heart, and the third struck him in the face, at the left side of the nose, passing behind that organ, forcing the eye out, and itself coming out with the eye. berver was about 40 years old and unmarried. He was supposed to have come from the east. A Girl Duel. San Mabciaii. N. M.. April SO. A re markable story comes from a Mormon set tlement in Luna Valley that is vouched for by federal authorities. Two girls, named Mary Seelore and Sarah Ballon, aged re spectively 18 and 16 years, became rivals for the attentions of a young cowboy named Whitman. The latter is a gentile and a re cent arrival in the settlement. So desper ate e phase did the rivalry between the girls assume, that they fell to fighting in the tab ernacle as a finale to the religious services. They were separated and two days later some men were attracted to tbe outskirts of the settlement by pistol shots, and found Miss Ballon lying on the cround seriously wounded, while the Seelore girl was standing a few paces off with the pistol in her hand. She said that they had fought a duel and that she had hit her rival at the first fire. Two pistols were found, but the wounded girl says she was shot before she had an opportunity to use her weapon. The wound is not fatal. General Be at IxmUvTlle. Lootsvuxe, Kt., April 30. General John Bea. of Minneapolis, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army, arrived here and was ktendereda reception to-night at Masonic temple, by posts of the cities of Jeff erson ville and.New Albany. About 500 persons were present and several enthusiastia speeches were made. General Rea's visit is in the interest of tbe organization. m Killing. Lacrosse, Kan., April 30. Jap Huff, a farmer living seven miles north, came to town to-night and surrendered himself to Sheriff Ficken and reported he had killed William Slate in self-defense. Snow and lee in tbe North. Skbotoan, Mich., April SO. The ice is broken in the harbor and is moving up the strait. A heavy northeast wind and snowstorm prevails and the snow is new two inches deep. No boats can M aecoaut of ttw thick weather. 0s- -f t. . ."K,i.-iB.S. jf. - ,j-j if'juL afeEwtss.