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E :The Federal Election Bill Now Before the House of Representatives. LODGE OPENS THE DEBATE. One Republican Opposes the Scheme and Southerners Declare EACE EULE MUST BE HAINTAIKED. Congressmen Will Inqaire Into the Jean nette Labor Case. KER EAGER .POR AK IKTESTIGATION The tariff and silver measures haying been passed, the Honse yesterday formally toot: op the Federal election hilL Lodge and Powell argued in favor of the scheme, while Southern Democratic members bitter ly attacked it. One declared that the whites would rule the South or leave it, and had no intention of leaving. A 2T ew York Be publican briefly opposed the bilL rsrxciii tzuokax to tut dispatch, j Washington; June 26. Kothwith standing the extreme heat of the day there were well-filled galleries to hear the opening of what promises to be one of the most inter esting debates of the session, on the question of extending Federal election laws, now in operation in some of the States, to the whole country. The speech of Henry Cabot Lodge, the Chairman of the committee which drafted and reported the bill, was the interesting feature of to-day's debate. It was listened to with deep interest by a far larger number of members than are ac customed to remain in their seats during a speech, and at its close Mr. Lodge was heart ily congratulated by nearly all the Kepub licans on the floor. "While the debate pro ceeded rather quietly to-day it is expected that it will be quite exciting and bitterly partisan before it ends. SOTJTHEKK ELECTION- STATISTICS. Mr. Lodge gave any quantity of figures tending to show the unfairness of the elec tions in the South, and the undue amount of power exercised by the white voters in that section. Election returns in New Jer sey and Mississippi, in particular, were presented, to the disadvantage of the latter State. The speaker concluded as follows: Let us do oar whole duty to every American citizen rich or poor, black or white, weak or strong, aud we can safely abide by the result. Let us secure to every man the liberty and freedom which is the corner stone of American liberty. I would make men free As mnch from mobs as kings. From yon as me. Mr. Hemphill, of Sonth Carolina, argued that the bill was unconstitutional and not national, bnt sectional. This was a meas ure to rob the people of their dearest rights. He had marched before the glittering bay onets of United States soldiers to cast his ballot. OBJECTS TO SUPEBVISOBS. It needed no eloquence to depict the hor ror of having thousands of men watching voters for $5 a day,and owing their appoint ment -to a man who did not owe his appoint ment to the Honse or the people, but who was appointed by a United States Judge who could not be got at under any circum stances. He examined in detail the provi sions relating to supervisors, and said the whole bill seemed framed against the voters and in favor of the supervisor who was said to be an angel from heaven because he was appointed by a United States Judge who had his place for life. If the purpose of the bill was to secure an honest election, it would certainly not show these defects. There was not a man on the Bepublican side of the House who, if he had been down South some years ago, would not vote against the re-establishment of the ini quity of reconstruction days. A HUMILIATING CONFESSION. It seemed to him that it must be a very humiliating thing on the part of the Re publicans to confess that although this country had been honest aud pure for 75 years, and no supervision of elections had been needed during 25 years of Bepublican rule, the people had become so corrupted, their honor so blunted, their integrity so weakened that they could not be trusted to make an honest return of their votes here un less the people are guarded, supervised and scrutinized as if they were criminals, good deal had been said about a new South, but what this country really needed was a new North a North that will take the view suggested by the facts, and not by their pre conceived prejudices; that does not believe it has all the virtue and the rest of the conn try none; that would not waste all of its time in remedying the supposed abuses of distant places; that would not think an Anglo-Saxon in the Sonth always in the wrong when he had any trouble with one of the African race. BEPBESENTATI02T OF KANSAS. This cry of a free ballot and fairconnt and abnse of the South was the chief polit ical capital of some men who wanted to be returned here and to keep the voter from watching affairs at home. What was the use of talking about a free ballot in Kansas when the State had been so gerrymandered that the 117,000 Democrats of Kansas had never been represented on the floor? Mr. Kelley, of Kansas How do you ex pect to get a Democrat here when there are not four Democratic counties in the State? Mr. Hemphill It does not matter about bow many Democratic counties there are the Democrats have never been represented here. If there were a lair representation on this floor the proportion would be 165 Dem ocrats, 154 Bepub'.icans, 5 Prohibitionists and 2 labor men. The average in 14 North ern States was Democratic 65,000, Bepubli can 27,000. A ITEBT DECLABATIOX. "We," Mr. Hemphill continued, "know we must rule our country or leave it Now, i"or myself, before the people of the United States and before God, in all reverence, I swear we will not leave it Applause. It is the borne of our fathers. There their pones lie buried. They bought it with their blood when Concord and Lexington were the feaHk fields of this country, xhey have handed it down to us, un impaired; aud, gentlemen, are we not our fathers' sons? Shall ' the blood first turn back in our veins? I do not hesitate to say the colored man has as many rights as I have; bnt he can't have his rights and mine too, and this law is intended to put him again in control of the Sonthern States; intended to awaken that race preju dice which is fist dying out; intended to brine about again that constant irritation, and clash between the two colors in the Sonth which will retard its growth, and which will be destructive of the very prin ciples of human government" QUESTIONING CLEVELAND'S ELECTION. Mr. Bowell, of Illinois, addressed the House in favor of the bill. He said the number was not lew of those who believed that six years ago Mr. Cleveland was counted into the Presidents! chair by the corrupt officials at the polls in his own State, to say nothing of the suppression of votes in all the South. And the number was Increasing every day of those who believed it If that belief honestly existed, ought it not to be the wish of every Bepresentative of the people to so conduct elections as to make the change impossible of belief in the future? It was everywhere in North ern circles believed that the black vote of the Southern States was suppressed and the Fi'teenth Amendment nullified. When ever you found a great body of men absent from the polls on election day, you might set it down as a truth that they were not away by their own consent that something improper had been done them, or at some preceding time, to keep them away. Mr. Oates, of Alabama I deny your statement, and know of my own knowledge that it is not true; THE UNITEESAL ABSENCE. Mr. Bowell replied that he did not care to bandy words a's to the gentleman's knowl edge; but be undertook to say that it was the universal experience and observation of unprejudiced men. He knew how neces sarv it was to deny that conclusion, because only upon that denial could there be an ac counting for the almost universal absence from the polls of the black men in many Sonthern States, , An allusion to Arkansas brought Mr. Peel to the front with a statement that in his district the elections were fair; that there was no charge to the contrary. Mr. Lewis, of Mississippi, also declared that no man on earth had ever intimated that there was anything unfair in elections in his district Mr. Wheeler, of Alabama, also denied that there was any ground for questioning Ala bama elections. A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION. Mr. Crisp, of Georgia, speaking of the elections in his own State, said that the vote was light in off years, and there was a small Bepublican vote because there was no organized Bepublican party in the State. Mr. Bowell replied that that fact was proof of tbe disfranchisement of Bepublican ne groes, and it should have stricken the con science of the white people in the South, who bad made it impossible to maintain an organized Bepublican party in Georgia. Mr. Leblback, ol Hew i ore, Republican, spoke against the bill. It would be wise, he thought, to allow the people of the sev eral States to regulate their own elections. Loud Democratic applause. Such a law would bring about a conflict of anthority and a deplorable state of affairs. Mr. Tucker, of Tircinia, spoke against the bill, and then the House adjourned. THE END IS NOT YET. THAT JEANNETTE CASE TO BE FOLtY . INVESTIGATED. CangTessasn Kerr's Besolntlon Adopted by the Horn Labor Committee Tbe Pennsylvania Mining Regions to lie In cluded In the Inquiry. irnou x bixtt cokbesfoxpzitt.I Washington, June 26. The House Committee on Labor met this morning to consider Mr. Kerr's resolution respecting the investigation of the alleged importation of the Jeannetteglassworkers in violation of the contract labor law. Mr. Kerr appeared before the committee and made a full state ment of the case, citing tbe instances, times and places where alien laborers had been imported into the interior of Pennsylvania, and more especially at Pittsburg. He made a complete review of the circumstances sur rounding the case, stated most emphatically there was no political buncombe about the matter, that his resolution had been intro duced in good faith and with full knowledge of the existing evils. He said he had the greatest respect for Judge McKennan's decision, and that the resolution was in no manner a reflection upon him. He said, however, if Judge McKennan's ruling was right, then the law was defective. Mr. Kerr, stated that the average wages paid to miners was only 87 cents a day. This created considerable sur prise, as tbe general opinion prevailed that they earned higher wages. J. L. Shulteis, a member and an officer of the Knichts of Labor of Washington, was also present and indorsed the Tiews of Mr, Kerr regarding the proposed investigation and said that the Knights of Labor were in sympathy with tbe movement The committee decided to report the reso lution favorably, and to carry out its pro visions, the powers of the committee recently appointed to investigate labor troubles dur ing the recess of Congress were extended to make a special investigation of all matters included in the Kerr resolutions. Mr. Con nell, of Nebraska, is the Chairman of this committee, and said to-day they would be gin the investigation as soon, as Congress ad journed. The appointment of Mr. Mutchler on tbe Appropriations Committee leaves a vacancy in the Committee on Labor. It is natural to infer that aPennsylvanian will be appointed to the vacancy thus created, and it was expected before this that the vacancy would be filled. It is the general expectation that Mr. Kerr will be appointed on the Labor Committee. His selection would be a very fitting one, as he has given considerable attention to the subject of labor, and would make a valuable addition to the committee. XOHTOOTH AT THE CAPITAL, He Is Not Anxious to Talk About the Late Conrentlan. IFSOK X stavv coaaxsrojrDKirT. Washington, June 26. Major E. A. Montooth arrived in the city this evening, on his way home from the Harrisburg Con vention, greatly fatigued and worn out with the excitement of the time and the extreme warm weather. He did not wish to be in terviewed, but expressed himself as content with the lortunes of war. He expects to remain at the capital for a day or two before his return to Pittsburg. PE0SECDTED FOB PBAXID. The Attorney General Takes a Hand la the Minnesota Cecum Row. Washington-, June 26. The Attorney General this afternoon ordered District At torney Hay, of Minneapolis, to begin im mediately the prosecution for conspiracy to defraud of the three enumerators of the censns, who have been accused of making false returns ot the population of Minne apolis. Another Terra for Oathwaile. rrxcui.TO.xo&xx to tux-dutxtcb. Columbus, June 26. The shortest polit ical convention on record was held here to day, lasting only 35 minutes. In that time the Hon. Joseph H. Outhwalte, Democrat, was renominated for his fourth term in Congress iron this, the capital district of Ohio, THE ROAD'S ULTIMATUM. SUPERINTENDENT RUSSELt WILt NOT BE REMOVED, A General 8trlke Undoubtedly Will Ensne Not a Car Morrd Yesterday oa the Il linois Central Other Roads Will bo Affected. Chicago, June 26. A crisis in the big strike of the Illinois Central trainmen was reached this evening. .After an all-day ses sion, the conference between the strikers' committee and the Illinois Central officials ended with a positive refusal on the part of the railroad company to discharge Superin tendent Russell. This was the ultimatum as far as the company was concerned. The nltimatum of the employes, aud indeed the occasion of the strike, had been a demand for Russell's discharge, the reason given being his alleged "general obnoxiousness." When tbe conference broke up the men went at once to Eighteenth street to report the result at the striken. headquarters. Speculation was rife as to whether a general strike throughout thelllinois Central system would be ordered and a gigantic struggle ensue. Up to to-dav only the divisions of the Illinois Central adjacent to Chicago were affected. How far the lines of other companies would be involyed was also the subject of mnch discussion among those in terested. The railroad officials learned that the freight conductors were in need andnot able to support a strike, and propositions were made to them. They have decided, it was learned, to return to work to-morrow, whether other strikers approve it or not This being the case, bloodshed is looked for, and the Mayor will be asked to furnish po lice protection. It is said that conductors and brakemen have been hired from other roads in the Bast and that tbe officials will not take back any of the old employes who have not already consented to return to work. A Centralia dispatch says: The Illinois Central strike is now in full blast All the crews on the main line between Centralia and Dubuque went out yesterday. Those on tbe Vandalia and Cairo divisions are now out, and not a wheel turns except to carry tbe mail. Trainmaster Higgins attempted to take out a train in the afternoon, but the cars were uncoupled and the engine taken to the roundhouse by the strikers. A dispatch from Cairo, III., savs: No freight trains have arrived from or departed for the North to-day on the Illinois Central road. Mail and express trains have been coming in from Chicago with baggage and mail cars only. The St Louis train was made up to leave at noon. Just before leav ing coaches were uncoupled from the train and left standing on the track, while the en gine and express and baggage car pulled out lor St. Louis. The first train due to leave at 220 P. M. was served likewise, and two coaches and two sleepers with a good many passengers left to seek other routes north ward. There is no trouble existing south of the river. Passenger trains arrive and depart regularly, but freight trains are side tracked at East Cairo, and perishable freight diverted to other roads. Should a settlement not be reached soon it is probable that the Southern division will be in tbe strike from Cairo to New Orleans, Every thing is quht , At tbe strikers' headquarters fully 400 Illinois Central employes had assembled. The hall was cleared of all outsiders, and the copy of the typewritten decision of the company was read and discussed for upward of tbree hours. The meeting apparently was enthusiastic, but the proceedings were kept secret, and it could only be surmised boded ill for a settlement It was given out that no conclusion had been arrived at when the meeting adjourned un til 9 A. M. to-morrow. It was stated that a commitfo was appointed to maki that nega tive announcement to General Manager Sullivan. A rumor wns in circulation that the strikers had informally decided to ask concessions limiting the power ot Superin tendent Russell, and that if tbe concessions were granted the strike would be at once declared off. WITH AMEBICAH CAPITAL. Articles of Association for the Building of a Railroad to Mexico. ALBANY, June 25. Articles of associa tion of the Mexican Northern Bailway Company, with a capital of $5,000,000, were filed in the office of Secretary ot State to day. The railroad will be constructed in Mexico, from a point on the Mexican Cen tral Bailway within 15 miles northerly or southerly from Escalon, a uortheasterly di rection to the district of Sierra Mojada. The company, in connection with its railroad, will also open telegraph, telephone and steamboat lines. This company has valua ble concessions which were granted to it by tbe authorities ot Mexico in .March last, and is abontto establish smelters' metallurg ical works there. The directors of the company are: Bobert S. Towne and August B. Meyer, of Kansas City; Nathaniel Witherill, of New York City; Edward M. Sbepard, of Brooklyn; A. Foster Haggins, of Greenwich, Conn.; and Charles J. Nourse and Nelson S. Spen cer, of this State. FIFTY PERSONS POISONED. All Who Attended a Public Sale Attacked by 8erlons Illness. ISPBCTAT. TELIGRAM TO THB DISPATCH. 1 Columbus, June 26. A report comes from Galena, a little town about 15 miles north, on the Cleveland, Akron and Colum bus Bailroad, that a wholesale poisoning oc curred at the residence of a family named Curtis, about two miles from that place, vesterday. A public sale was being con ducted, and about 50 persons who were pres ent were all affected alike and became dan gerously ill last night Indirect reports reached this city to-night that several ot the cases would prove fatal, but telephone aud telegraphic communication is off and partic ulars or connrmatory tacts cannot be secured. One of the rumors is that a feud existed in the Curtis family, where the sale was held, and something of the character was looked for. Cnrtis was an aged man, who died some weeks ago, and the sale was in the line of settlement ot the estate. A ITOATICS MABVELOUS FEAT. He Swims 23 Mile In a Had Effort to Re gain Ilia Liberty. niFBCIXI. TILIOBA1C TO TUX DISPATCH. Independence, Ia, June 26. A mar velous feat was accomplished by William Blackett, of Chickasaw county, an incurable inmate of the insane hospital at this place. Gaining entrance to the sewer to-day, he followed its course to the river, a distance of a mile and" a half. Here he divested him self of all clothing and started to swim to St Louis. He was discovered when going over the dam at Quasqueton, and as all efforts to in duce him to land were futile, he was cap tured by force after he had swam a distance of 22 miles. With the exception of a braised shoulder, he was all right GBOSVENOB'S FIGHT. Thlrry-EIgbt Ballon Without Choice1 ' In a Gerrymandered Ohio District. Ieonton, June 26. Thirty-eight ballots were taken at the Bepublican Congressional Convention for the Twelfth district, held to-night, resulted each time as follows: Grosvenor? 77; Thompson, 71; Enochs. 40, The meeting adjourned without reaching any result to-day. The platform indorses President Har rison's administrationfand favors liberal 'pension grants und home rule, LIBERAL HOSTILITY Aroused Against tbe British Govern ment by Its Course in HOT CONSULTING HARTINGTON, Salisbury and Bis Ministers Have to'Faca Defeat and Ridicule. WESTPHALIA MAZES A LOUD WAIL Against the law ProalMtlng tbe American Fork. Importation ot The English Government tried to pass the local taxation bill without consulting Lord Hartineton, and succeeded only in making itself ridiculous. It is thought that the Bast African agreement will stipu late that Germany shall not fortify Heligo land. 1ST CAULK TO TBI DISfATCB.1 LONDON, June 26. The local taxation bill, containing the troublesome license clauses, is the only bill which the Govern ment has introdnced at the present session withont first consulting Lord Hartington and the Liberal Unionists, so that tbe dis astrous antagonism between this faction and the Government, as well as the hostility of the nation of large, with regard to the com pensation proposals, may be traced partly to the absence of the corrective influence at the start of Lord Hartington, who knows very well on how ticklish a foundationals little faction is based, and who, under tbe necessity of keeping a considerable number of his followers from dropping back into tbe Liberal ranks, is compelled to keep a good deal more in touch with the sentiment of the country than Lord Salisbury and his Ministers ever pretended to be. ooschen's independence. The uon-consnltatlon with the Liberal Unionists in this particular case was pe culiar, in view of the fact that Mr. Goschen used to be one of the ablest men in tbe Lib eral party, and is to-day a charming ex ample of the benefit of Mr. Gladstone's tutelage in his praotical talent He and his colleagues seem, however, to have preferred to pursue a stubborn and re solved course, independently of the advice of- Mr. Goschen's fellow-deserters of the Liberal party, and the result has been dis aster. Mr. Smith's announcement to-day in the House of Commons includes the statement of a revised and curtailed programme for the conduct of business. This has been re solved upon by the Ministry with a view to the prorogation of Parliament at as early a date as possible. The Government is in no mood for further Parliamentary conflicts, and, being worsted on all sides and turned to ridicule at every step, it is extremely anxious to get away somewhere, as it were, and hide its diminished head. A TBIANGULAB FIOHT. The contest at Barrows-ln-Furness. con sequent uponthe resignation of Mr. Caine, would be a triangular fight if matters were permitted to take their natural course; but Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Moreley are averse from opposing Mr. Caine, who has done cood service for the Liberals, aud whose character and opinions command more re spect than those of any other Liberal Unionist in the Commons, It .is. likely therefore, that the local liberals will be in dnced to withdraw their candidates, and to rest satisfied with Mr. Caine's moderate ideas on the Irish question. The British Government will be urged to stipulate, in its conclusion of the African settlement agreement with the Berlin Gov ernment, that Germany shall refrain from converting the island of Heligoland into a strong fortress, and it is altogether proba ble that Lord Salisbury will be compelled to make such a provision in view of the general CUBBEHT OF NATIONAL SENTIMENT concerning the matter. There is a rumor la Germany to the effect that such a stipula tion already exists in the convention pre pared between the two powers, but nothing definite is known about it It is also re ported that Prince Bismarck was consulted by Chancellor von Caprivi and Kaiser Wil helm on the A'rican question be'ore any agreement was made with the British For eign Office. If this be true, it rather takes the edge off Bismarck's reported criticisms of the con cession made by Germany and the price paid FAVOBHf a LICENSE PURCHASE. ' A Petition Bearing Oyer 600,000 Hlgnatnres Presented to tfan House of Commons. London, June 26. A huge petition in favor of license purchase was presented in the House of Commons to-night It was got up by publicans and was presented in the shape of three immense rolls of paper, bearing 600,000 signatures, which, if stretched out in a line would extend five miles. The petition was encased in three cylinders eight feet high, which were rolled in and placed before the Speaker's desk, blocking the view between the benches. Mr. Labouchere suggested that members unable to be seen or heard should mount the cylinders. Mr. McNeill proposed that the contents be examined. Sir Willred Lawson moved that the Clerk of the House read tbe petition and verify the signatures. The Speaker said that motion was out of order, and he directed that the cylinders be re moved, as the formal presentation ot the petition was sufficient No Truth In the Report. London, June'26. Sir James Fergusson, Under Foreign Secretary, stated in the House of Commons to-day that the Gov ernor of Newfoundland had telegraphed that nothing was known in regard to the re ported conflict between French and native fishermen in Newfoundland. All Coder One Head. Ban Salvador, June 26. The supreme provisional Government decided yesterday to place for the present the different branches of the administration under one portfolio, which will be in charge of General Benjamin Molina Gnirola. Preparing for a Xonaj Swim. BT DTCTLAr'S CABL3 COMPANY. J London, June 26. Walton, an Ameri can, claiming to be the champion swimmer of the world, is training at Folkestone for an attempt to swim to Boulogne. Cholera Diminishing. Madbid, June 26. Cholera continues to diminish in Valencia. Slight earthquake shocks were felt atPuebla De Bugat to-day. The period of quarantine at Gibraltar has been extended. Many Hilled on Both Bides. Constantinople, June 26. Serious conflicts are reported between Armenians and Kurds, in which many have been killed on both sides. Tbe Reichstag to Adjourn July 8. Beblin, July 26. Chancellor Yon Cap rivi has ren nested the R!ihte. in sdtnnrn 'from July 6 until November 18, x TP2STPHALIA WANTS POKE. Packers Semand the Repeal of the Law Against tbe American Host. BTDUXLAP'S CABLZ COMFANT.l BeblinKj June 28. The Westphalian Pork Packers' Association, whose interest Bismarck thought to protect by prohibiting the importation of American pork, has sent a deputation to the general director of inland taxes, praying him to inform the Government that'the protection scheme does not work in their Interest They will re frain from protesting it the law be recalled. The director replied that it was not im probable that the law would be repealed. The Chambers of Commerce of the cities of Halle and Wiedenbreck, the most impor tant pork markets in Germany, have in dorsed the request of the Westphalian Asso ciation. THE CAPTAIN'S FAULT. The Investigation Into the City of Home Accident Made Public. Livebpool, June 26. The Board of Trade gave judgment to-day in the matter of the accident to the Anchor Line steamer City of Borne, which ran on the Fasnet rock during a fog while on her last voyage from New York to this point and narrowly escaped destruction. Tbe board finds that the accident was due to the failure of Cap tain Young to attend to the warning of the lead. The board in its decision gives no indica tion of the action to be taken in regard to Captain Young's certificate. HIS FIRST SOIREE. Germany's Chancellor Glres a Reception, but Excludes the Social!!. Berlin, June 26. Chancellor von Cap rivi's first soiree was given this evening, and was attended by representatives of all parties except the Socialists. Dr. Wlnd tborst chatted with ex-Minister von Putt kamer. Major Wissmann was treated with great consideration, and received many compliments upon the honor bestowed upon him by the Emperor. CHOLERA IN FEANCE. Knmor Tbac tbe Dread Disease Has Reached the Republic Pabis, June 26. It was reported here to-day that cholera had made its appear ance in different parts of France, but no ad vices reporting such an outbreak have been received, and the rumor appears to be un founded. The heat is excessive throughout the country. A dispatch from Madrid says: Investiga tion shows that tbe cholera enidemis at . Puebla de Bugat had Its origin In tbe open ing uv ui au um cemetery in wnicn tne vic tims of the epidemic of 1885 were buried. NO FUBTHEB OBSTACLES. Kemmler Will Probably be Executed Dnr Ins the Week of Angu.t 4. .'PFICIAt, TSXXOBAH TO THX DIsr-ATCH.t Buffalo, June 26. It is not believed that any further obstacle will be offered by the BuQalo counsel of William Kemmler to the execution of the death penalty in his case. At least Lawyer Charles S. Haich, who represents Kemmler,. says that he has no present idea of interfering, and District Attorney Quinby says that the technicalities of the law are exhausted, and he cannot see how any Judge would interfere this time. If any injunction suit is brought against the State to prevent the use ol tbe dynamo the authorities believe -that it will be quickly j: I f C-1. !i 1J -1 L U19JJV9CU ui. uucu a suit coum ouiy oe .brought by the electric light company which manufactured the dynamo. Judge Henry A. Childs, who had twice betore sentenced Kemmler, has not decided the date for the execution, but he will un doubtedly fix it for the week of August 4. He maybe governed by the wish of Warden Durston. The Judge will simply give utterance to an order that the sentence here tofore pronounced shall be carried into exe cution dnring the week decided upon. Kemmler was first sentenced on May 14, 1889, to die during the week of June 26, 1889, and again on March 31, to die in the week ot April 28, this year. KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN ABJOUBN After Electing Officers and Appointing the Next Place of Meeting. Columbus, June 26. The convention of the Boman Catholic Union, Knights of St John, closed this evening by electing the following officers: Supreme President, Daniel Donehy, Lancaster, O.; First Vice President John B. Manning, Ft Wayne, Ind.; Second, John Walsh, Vicksburg, Miss.; Supreme Secretary, Tim othy Nolan, Cleveland; Treasurer, "George J. Mathison. Washington, D. C; Trustees, L. H. Laum'an, Washington, John Kersch ner, Columbus, O. The convention declared the civic and military branches distinct, and elected the following officers for the latter: Supreme Commander.Colonel J. N. Kreidler, Dayton, O.j First Vice, Colonel Frank Speckert, Louisville, Ky.; second, Captain Bobert Kegg, Cleveland, O. The trustees elected Dr. J. P. Corcoran, Detroit, Supreme Medi cal Examiner. The next convention will be held at Fort Wayne, Ind., June 24, 189L Pittsburg and Toronto, Canada, were candi dates for location. Among resolutions adopted was one tend ering Pontiff Leo XIII. filial affection. The convention concluded with a banquet to night A H0SIEBY FIEM IN TB0UBLE. Executions Issued Against the Glazier Bros., of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, June 26. The hosiery manufacturing firm of John J. Glazier, Brothers Ss Company, having office and mill here, is in financial trouble. Execu tions aggregating about $91,000 were issued ac&inst tha firm tn-iiav. Amon?-the indtr- ment creditors are Claflin & Co., New York, (33,000, and First National Bank, Cumber land, Md.( $10,000. The other creditors are located in this city. Tbe firm which has carried on the busi ness for 20 years consists of John J. Glazier, William H. Glazier and George B. Bepp lier. Their extensive factory on York strset gives employment to a large number of people. Thev formerly had a large trade, but foreign competition, it is said, has made business very dnll with them recently, and they were unable to meet their obligations. BAN INTO GLEN LAKE. t A Train on tbe Delaware and Hudson Road Derailed. Tboy, N. Y., June 26. This morning the locomotive, baggage car and two passenger coaches of a train on the Lake Branch of the Delaware and Hudson road ran into Glen Lake, about three miles north of Glens Falls. Tbe locomotive was over turned. Most of the passengers were in the rear car which did not leave the track and none was seriously injured. The train connected at Fort Edward with the steamboat trains leaving Troy and Al bany at 7 o'clock thii morning. The rails spread. The water was not deep. Lee la not Baying a Word. rSFSCIAX, TZLXQBAK TO IM DISPATCH.1 Feanklin, June 20. Strenuous efforts have been made to interview Senator J. W. Lee as to his opinions of the Delamater Watres ticket This he has persistently re fused, and has sot s word, either way, to saja ATE SEA SERPENTS, And Brought Back The Heads and Skins in Order to Prove It. . TWO OP THE MONSTEBS CAPT0BED, Bat One Was Strong Enough to power the Entire Crew. Over- BT0KI OP THE SKlPPEE OF A SCH00SEE. He fished for th Salt Wittr Eeptile With a Cod Line In fireat Lnck, Captain Gheen, commanding a lumber schooner, brought his vessel into Philadel phia yesterday. He also brought in the re mains of two sea serpents, which, he averred, he had caught and eaten, A big one cot away, althought the entire crew had hold of the line. TSPXCIAI. TELECm.4M TO THE PISrJLTCnl Philadelphia, June 26. There may not be any of the big sea serpents that sailors tell about, but Captain Gheen, who commands the three-masted schooner Abby H. Gheen, knows that there are small ones, for he hss caught and eaten two of them. He brought in his vessel to-dav from Georgetown with a cargo of lumber and anchored off Kaign Point. When he came ashore he told his story: Captain Gheen, to substantiate his state ments, invites all who are skeptical to come aboard his yessel and examine the skins and heads of the serpents, which he has pre served. The greater portion 'of their flesh was eaten by Captain Gheen and his crew and all agree that it was the sweetest meat they ever tasted. A CIBCUH8TAHTIAL TALE. "I was just off Cape Hatteras light June 21," the skipper said, "when strange mon sters were seen playing around the vessel." Captain Green got some very heavy cod lines, baited the hooks and went a fishing. No sooner were the lines over the vessel's stern than one of the peculiar fish began to gnaw at tbe bait It was in less than time it would take to tell the tale that fish was caught and hauled on board the ship by the combined efforts of the whole crew. When the catch was landed on deck it jumped abont from side to side. It was pos sessed of wonderlul strength. Captain Gheen chopped its head off, and even then, for several minutes, it kicked a great dis turbance. After this one was dressed Cap tain Gheen tried his lnck again, ffhe sea was quite smooth and not a breath of air was to be had and the water was clear. Soon another monster took to the bait and gave a jerk that nearly pulled Captain Gheen over the taff rail. He sang out for help, and several of the crew came to his aid and hauled in the fish. Tbe fish foueht like a tarpon, at times jumping out of tbe water and then diving down under neath tbe vessel's bottom. ONE OF THEM GOT AWAY. For fully 30 minutes the captain and his crew struggled in hopes of overpowering the animal, but at last the line parted and it es caped. Soon alter he caught another fish like the first and ate it Captain Gheen described the serpent with which he had the terrible struggle as being eight feet long and weighing about 150 pounds. Its body in parts closely resembled that of a rock fish, on a much larger scale, but it had an enormous head. The eyes were like those of a human being, and some of the sailors be lieved they bad hooked the head of a man until they were convinced such could not be tbe case. Captain Gbeen says the voyage just com pleted was a remarkable one 'for events. He harpooned quantities of large dolphins and brought them on board. The vessel is now anchored off Kaign's Point, awaiting berth room at the lumber wharves. Those who know Captain Gheen place every confidence in his story, and while many are disbelievers in the existence of the sea serpent think it extremely probable that he has discovered a new species of fish. Captain Gheen has been a fisherman for many years and is well versed in all species ot fish.but never before saw anything to resemble these. THE INDIAN WHO TnT.T.TTl CTJSTEB Ia Drlnc Because of Woands Inflicted by His Jealous Pqaaw. ISnClAL TH.IOHAM TO TUB PISPjLTCCl Standiho Bock Agency, N. D., June 26. Bain-in-the-Face, tbe noted Sioux chief, ranking next to Sitting Bull in re nown, and made prominent tbrongh his connection with the Custer massacre in Montana, is lying here dangerously wounded, and unless a change for the better soon takes place he mutt die. A sensational story in connection with the case was not made publio until to-day, when the Indians of the agency became greatly excited, aud trouble may follow. The chieftain was stabbed in the cbest and side several times two days ago by his squaw, a handsome young woman, Whom he had neglected lor another young woman. After a desperate quarrel-between Bain-in-the-Face aud his squaw, during which she drew a knifef the chieftain removed to another lodge. That night while he lay asleep his wife entered and plunged a long knife into his side and chest, making terri ble wounds. She then gave herself up, saying she was sorry she had not killed him. The utmost excitement prevails, and should Bain-in-the-Face die she will be tried for murder. She is now under a strong fcuard, as violence is feared. A F1YE-YEAB SENTENCE. Mississippi's Defaulting- Treasurer Found Guilty bat Recommended to Mercy. rSFXCIAX. TZI4EOKAU TO THX DISPATCH. I Jackson, Miss., June 26. Tbe trial of ex-Treasurer Hemmingway ended to-day in a verdict of guilty. The jury recommended him to mercy. Motions for a new trial were overruled, and Judge Christnian asked the prisoner if he had anything to say. Here plied in a five-minute tirade of abuse against District t Attorney Miller, and asserted his innocence of the charge of stealing $315,612 from the State. Pointing at the District Attorney he said, with choking voice and tears in bis eyes: "I may go to the peniten tiary and may die there, but thank God I will never fall to tbe level of that man. When he had finished his speech the Court sentenced him to five years in the peniten tiary. An appeal was taken to the Supreme Court INDIAN GRADUATES. Commencement Exercises at the Govern ment Indian School. Lawbewce, Kan., June 26. Nine In dians were to-day graduated from the Gov ernment Indian School, Haskell Institute. The Instrumental music was furnished by the Indian band, and there were several vo cal selections by the pupils, A large num ber of visitors were present The salutatory was delivered by Frank Eagle, a Seneca, and orations bv William Trott, a Cherokee; Minnie Schiffehauer, a Seneca girl: Walter Shawnee, Beid Winrie, a Seneca; William Jeffrey Goulette, a Sioux; George Crawford, a Seneca: Ernest Bohettaille. a Wvandotte. na ifftmes nose, a Aiuncici TJPBISLv0- a.'mm)E' General Ezeia Procla. f? UlonalGov ernor of the ,itrr. La Libebtad, Salvadob, June 26. During a ball given at the President's resi dence in the capital on the 22d in,st, in celebration of the anniversary of the tri umphal entry of General Menendez, Gen eral Melesio Marcial suddenly entered the ballroom about 11 P. M. and announced, on behalf of his chief. General Bzeta, who bad arrived with 600 men from Santa Ana, a revolt against the existing Govern ment, demanding at the same time the deposition of President Menendez. At this juncture General Martinez, commander of tbe Government forces in the capital appeared on the scene, and an nounced that President Menendez, who was sick in an upper storv of the bouse.re quested an audience with General Marcial. An altercation ensued between Martinez and Marcial, resulting in the latter being shot and instantlv killed. Ezeta's soldiers thereupon took Martinez prisoner and cap tured the barracks. Twenty-three persons were killed. It is asserted that the President died on the following day from heart disease, which had been aggravated by the excitement General Ezeta was proclaimed Provisional President and a new Cabinet was formed, but it has since been dissolved, and General Guirola is for the present directing thedif ferent branches of Governmental adminis tration. General order prevails. SCAT GO BACK TO GAS. A Combination of Electrlc.Llf fat Companies Trying to Saneizs Now York. rSrlCUt. TZLSQA TO THE DIBrATCn.1 New Yobk, June 26. Tbe Gas Commis sion, at a meeting in the Mayor's office to day, rejected all the bids for street lighting made by the electric light companies. In their proposals pnt in last April the com panies, as though by arrangement, united in asking about 25 per cent more than last year's'prices. The Increase was explained on the ground that the rent ol subways and other expenses incidental to tbe destruction of their overhead wire systems rendered it impossible to do the worsr at tne 01a figures. But the members of tbe Gas Commission could not see it in that light, and said that the bids were all too high. Besides, that thev could not have made the contracts at the Increased price without exceeding the appropriation. Tbe companies were told to put in new bids, they agreeing meanwhile to go on under the old contracts. Bnt when their bids came in all but the Harlem Lighting Company charged the new prices. New bids have again been called for, and if they are not low enough to come within the ap propriation tbe commission will go back to gas for street lighting. STANDING BEF0BE A WTRBOB. An Ex-Mayor Shoots Himself Because of Financial Trouble. rSPEOXL TILIOBJLM TO Till DISPATCH. New Hayes, Conn., June 26. Ex Mayor Lucien W. S perry committed suicide by blowing his brains out this morning. He arose at his usual hour, and after break fasting read tbe newspapers. Then enter ing his bedroom he stood before a looking glass and discharged one chamber of a 43 caliber revolver into bis right temple. The ball passed downward and ont near his left ear. Mr. Sperry was 70 years old. For several months past he has bad financial difficulties, having been forced into insolv ency shortly after the voluntary assignment of his stepson, Enos S. Bimberly. An investigation 01 his affairs shows that $12,000 belonging to the trust estate ol his niece, Mrs. Sarah L. Hull, of which he was trustee, is missiug. These things, together with the tear'that he would be prosecuted. unbalanced his mind. He was Mayor, of the citv in 1866-1868, and in 1869 was elected State Senator. BEFUSED TO PAY HIS COBBLER. A Dlspnto Concerning the Slendlng of Shoes Ends In n Slnrder. SriClAL TILICBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Boston, June 26. Jacob Bartnick, a Bussian, who keeps a small cobbler shop at the North Bud, stabbed Michael Haley, of Newton, with a shoe knlle at noon to-day and killed him. Haley came in to have his shoes repaired and the men quarreled over his alleged relusal to pay for the job. Bart nick told his wife to go for a police officer, ana wnen sne leu tne snop ne grasped a knife with a blade as sharp as a stiletto and stabbed Haley. Policeman Cadigan, who was on his way home, heard cries of murder aud ran to the shop. The room was crowded with triends and relatives of the cobbler, and they all at tacked Cadigan. The prisoner was finally dragged to the nearest patrol box. When Bartnick is asked if he stabbed Haley he onlv shrugs his shoulders and mutters: "I don't know what I did do," PERMANENTLY ORGANIZED. The Live Stack Association Elect Officers for the World's Fair Exhibit. Chicago, June 26. The Executive Com mittee given full control of the exhibition of the stock at the World's Fair by the Na tional Live Stock Association, organized here last Monday, held its first meeting to day. Tne election of permanent officers re sulted iu the choice of N. P. Clark, of Minnesota, as President; a. U. Thompson, of Illinois, Secretary; Governor Beard, of Wisconsin, First Vice-President; J. 8. Woodward, of New York, as Second Vice President, and J. G. Pickerel, of Illinois, as Treasurer. The meeting appointed a committee to prepare a uniform classifica tion ot premiums for each kind of live stock. A committee was also appointed to prepare a bill to be submitted to each State Legislature, providing such appropriations for awards and exhibits, that the live stock interests should not, as heretofore, be over looked. A GREAT SUCCESS. The Trial Trip of the New Cralser Philadel phia Made Yesterday. Philadelphia, June 26. The official trial trip of the United States cruiser Phila delphia, which took place over a measured course off Long Island vesterday, was suc cessful in every way. She is known to have attained'a speed of over 19J4 knots an hour. When the tide resistance is determined, the figures will be made greater by irom one-quarter of a knot to one and one-quarter knots. , TAPPED A HONEY DEPOSIT. A Kentucky Well Driller Strikes a Store of Hidden Sweets. Louisvtlle, June 26. It is reported that near Franklin, Ky,, a well borer named Varks has tapped, by boring, a big storeof honey in a bluff on the Cumberland and taken ont several hundred pounds. The place where the honey wits found has been known for years but Has been con sidered inaccessible. At the Borne of the Candidate. IBrlCIAL TU.IOBXM TO TBI DIsrATCH.I Meadville, June 26. Candidate Dela mater was given a reception upon his arrival here to-day. Speeches were made by Bev. T. L. Flood, John J. Henderson, Bev. Br. D. H.Wheeler and others. Boom ing cannon and fizzing firecrackers com pleted the celebration. to-morrow'sToTd: YARD KIPLING'S latest and best efforts In tho storr-telllng- line. It will bo a doable Jjinsaber, fall of news, oa usual. VERY NEAR THE t I. Of the Long, Wearisome Work of Rescuing the Entombed Men in the BURNING HILL FARM MINE. Every Precaution Being: Taken to Prevent Further Disaster. WHEN THE CEITICAL TIME ARRIVES Only Two Men Will ha Allowed to Taka Their Live3 in Their Hands and PASS 15T0 THE DOOMED CHAHBEB At last the miners who have been in tha Farm Hill mines for 11 days will be reached to-day. Only a few feet of coal in- " tervene between the two mines. Entrance was effected through the Ferguson mine. Cool-headed men will lead the rescuing party. ITBOH X 8TXJT CO UBISP OXDETT. Dukbab, Jnne 26. The long-looked for, prayed-for coal has been struck at last, and, if human wisdom fail not, the imprisoned men will be reached late to-morrow morn ing. At 3 o'clock this afternoon the coal was reached and the mine rs have been chop ping it out at the rate of four feet per hour., ever since. When the shift came off, at 8 o'clock this evening, they had gone 16 feet and about 34 feet remain to ba removed. For the first time sinca tbe disaster hope has taken possession of even the most doubtful, and Master Workman Kerfoot expressed feeling com mon to all when he said to-night, with tears in his eyes: "I think now we will soon get the men, and Secretary Watchorn and In spector Keighley are sure they are in the coal this time. ilr. Watchorn said the top and sides are hard and give every evidence that they are working in the coaL Tha drill is operated 8 feet ahead of the diggers, and every time a foot is removed it is pushed through the same distance. The coal is easy to work, and it cannot be cut faster than the men can take it away." BISKUTO THEIB LIVES. '"The critical moment is approaching," said Mr. Watchorn. "As soon as the drill strikes through into the Hill Farm mine, all the men will, be ordered out aud the air will be tested. The question is what will happen when the opening is made. One miner and one inspector only will do tho job. On tbe shoulders of two men devolves a fearful duty aud they both are liable tota killed, but I feel sure that by exercising good, judgment- and care that all accidents can be averted. Of this I am so thoroughly convinced that I am willing to be one of the men who will knock down the last slen der barrier that seperates us from our en tombed comrades. We are steering straight for an empty room where the pillar has not been, removed, and I expect to find these men not far away dead in a heap." As Mr. Watchorn spoke not a mnscle moved to mar the determined expression on his face, and Inspector Keighley, a short time afterward, assured him that if the miners were afraid to proceed he would sec ond him to the end of his ability, and to gether they would batter down the standing; coal. WOBKISO VX POUE PEET OF "WATEE. Manager Hill, of the Dunbar Furnace Company, and Superintendent Laiag have all along contended that the opening should have been made from the Ferguson mine. Late Wednesday night, with the consent of Inspector Keighley, provided they kept a drill going 12 feet ahead of them, and with a handful of men they commenced opera tions between them and tbe imprisoned men in the burning Hill Farm mine, tip to their arms in water they worked away all night and all day, and this evening broke through into the Hill farm. The opening was promptly plugged until the air could be tested. Inspector Keighley Baid, however, that he would not go through from that side, aud so little remains to be cnt of this side, that everybody will want develop ments. When it became noised about this morning that a party was cutting from the Ferguson mine the 2-o'clock shltt refused to enter. They lost confidence, and were afraid that if both gangs should strike through at the same moment there would be a terrible sweep across the three pits and a fearful explosion follow, THE SITUATION CEITICAL. Secretary Watchorn, who understood the situation, and was not frightened, came for ward and offered to lead the shift. "You see I am vDot afraid to go in there, and I valoe my life as highly as any man. Get every one who will follow me," and he started to go into the pit These words had a reassur ing effect, and Austin King Stepped forward and said be would guide the party. The men were perfectly willing to enter, and soon were digging away with renewed life and energy. As the good news began to spread that the rescuing party was so close to the burning mine. the people turned their steps toward the pit mouth and I have not seen such a large crowd collected there for sev eral days. The interest taken assumed "a feverish heat and the men paced up and ' down nervously and anxiously discussed what might be struck in the Hill Farm mine. Some were fearful lest the falls might be so heavy as to check all immediate progress while others were more hopeful, and claimed if there was any caving of rock and debris that they could easily work over it. THE TIES WILL BOOK BE BEACHED. Off in the distance on the hillside was a little company of mothers watching, wait ing for one ray of hope. Happy, indeed, would these women be if they could even recover their own dead. The young girl once more appeared on her seat near the pit month, and the nervous feeling is spreading rapidly that all these hopes may be suddenly dashed to the ground, but tbe impression is strong to-night that the men will soon be reached. It Is beginning to crop out that there has been much differ ence of opinion as to the advisa bility of cnttlng through from the Mahoning side. This was the course selected by the inspectors and tbey slate positively that they would stop all work should any attempts be made from the Fergnson mine; now that a. hole has been drilled in from that side they are interested to know what the result will be. In spector Evans and Mr. Watchorn Continued on tz(A Dagt, I fex tsasptr WEK0KKBBNBRB9BnKinKIBUBtKtKBSIBBKBEUuEKBBBBtB&eB&&BB " sbsis- . .