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p 1 Stands for the Interests of **) L Southern California. A SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. ] .£& -O* Sjfa rO, rO, .O, .off VOL. XXXIV. —NO. 14. STORM AND FLOOD. A Foot of Rain in Texas in One Week. The Damage to Property Will Be Immense. A Terrible Storm Passes Through Arkansas. A Cloudburst in Indian Territory—The Situation on the Lower Missis sippi Not Improved. Associated Press Dispatches. 1 St. Louis, April 20.—Additional ad vices from Texas show that the threat rain storm which prevailed during the week has covered nearly all the northern and western sections of the State, reach ing out as far as Hig Springs on the Texas and Pacific, and almost in the Panhandle in the Northwest. Nearly a foot oi water has fallen since last Monday, and all the rivers anil streams are at flood height, and the country is practically inundated. Five freight and one pas senger trains are laid up at the Colorado on account of washouts. A part of Abilene is flooded, and the creek running through town has risen over twenty feet and people living in the low bot toms were rescued with difficulty. The Trinity river rose twenty-seven feet, is flooding large sections of country. The"! Brazos river also overflowed and is doing great damage. All the roads of the northern and western parts of the State suffered from the washing out of the tracks, culverts, bridges, embankments, etc., and it will take several days to re pair the damages. The rain has been the heaviest ever known in Northern and Western Texas. Little Rock, April 20.—A destructive wind and rain storm occurred in Wood rufl* county this morning. The village of Yorkville was almost entirely blown away and the disaster is very great. Houses, barns, fences and structures of all kinds were taken up and carried some distance. Several families had narrow escapes from deatli by houses overturned by the force of the wind. Hundreds of cattle and stock are reported killed, hut no loss of human life. The rainfall was four inches ami added to the damages very considerably. English, I. T., April 26.—A cloud hurst struck this town this morning and the water rose rapidly and floi idea the streets and many of the houses to a depth of four feet. Within fifteen min utes it began to recede with a rapidity equal to its rise. Much damage was done to property here and the surround ing territory. New Orleans, April 26. —The Times- Democrat'B Morgan City special says: The water in the Atchafalaya river is now nearly two feel above its usual level, and it has began to invade tbe streets in earnest, being two inches above the mark of yesterday. Merchants are removing their goods to places of safety. The flood will entail a very heavy loss upon people living on the bayous and in the swamps near here. A great many of them will be compelled to leave their homes to the mercy of the water, sacrificing theii' crops and prop erty and probably in some cases their cattle. •• Bayou Sara, La., April 20.—The water of the river is only about a foot below the crown of the levee, which is twenty-six feet high. The break in the Morgan/a crevasse is now 1,500 feet wide, and caving off at the lower end at the rate of 300 feet in twenty-four hours. Every effort will he made to protect the remainder of the levee as soon as possible. Baton Rouge, April 20. —J. 11. Fergu son arrived here tonight from near Pointe Coupee parish. He substantiated the rumor,of the loss of life in tbe back country, and states that a family of five negroes named Watson, were swept out of existence. Ferguson came in a skiff and saw the body of an unknown negro floating in a swamp. Hundreds of drowned stock were passed, and suffer ing is terrible in the interior. Vicksburg, Miss., April 20. —The Mis sissippi Valley railroad reports the water falling or stationary along its line from here to Bogue Fataya. It has thirty yards of track washed out below Carey. The saw mill and gin houses of Christ Lawrence, situated near Rolling Fork, Sharkey county, were burned last night, fifty or more negroes having taken refuge there from the floods. Seven were drowned in attempting to escape from the building. Melville, La., April 26.—Everything loooks gloomy. There are now one to six feet of water in our town limits, and not a sign of land anywhere except a small strip of levee on the river front. The water is now within two inches of the top of the levee, and no more ma terial is obtainable, the earth here abouts being covered with water. It has been raining torrents all day, and both the river and backwater are rising. TEDIOUS BOLL CALLS. Much Time Consumed in the House by Dilatory Tactics. Washington, April 20. —While the House was in committee of the whole on the Legislative appropriation bill, En loe, of Tennessee, in speaking to a ver bal amendment criticised the appoint ment of the postmaster in his town, and quoted from a letter by his colleague, Evans, to the Postmaster-General, de claring that the people of that town were ballot-box stuffers, and that he (Enloe) and his people ought to be dis ciplined. This precipitated a wordy de bate which lasted some time. Sayers, of Texas, raised a point of order against tile clause providing the appointment by the Secretary of the Interior of nine members of the Board of Pension Appeals, at $2,000 per annum each. The point was sustained, and an amendment was adopted requiring the heads of the departments to report to Congress the number of persons in their departments who are inefficient. The committee then rose and reported the bill to the Mouse. On the order of the previous question no quorum voted, and a call of the House was ordered. Only 101 members responded. After LOS ANGELES HERALD. five hours were consumed in roll-calls, further proceedings under the call w r ere dispensed with, and the question re curred on ordering the previous ques tion. The vote stood 130 to 10, and Bynum raised the point of no quorum. Tlie Speaker pro tern, counted the House and announced 137 members present, more than a quorum. Bynum demanded tellers, and the yeas and nays were ordered. The vote resulted, yeas 141, nays 20, the Speaker counting several Democrats to make a quorum ; and tbe previtnis question was declared ordered, The House at 11 o'clock then adjourned. WHO KILLED CLAYTON? Dr. Smith Can Prove an .Alibi for the Deceased Tom Hooper. St. Louis, April 20. —The Republic's Morrillton, Arkansas, special says: A sensation was produced here by a dis patch from Los Angeles, stating Tom Hooper was probably the man who killed John M. Clayton. The widow of Hooper lives in Morrillton, and in an interview today stated that the story of Charles Lewis is a fabrication from be ginning to end; that she nor her hus band never knew anybody named Charles Lewis, and that at the time Lewis says her husband was away from home he was sick in bed with dropsy, which disease he died of last December. Further, when Clayton was killed, her husband was sick at home, which state ment can be corroborated by the family physician, Dr. Smith, of Los Angeles. Little Rock, April 26. —The Con gressional investigating committee ex amined only six witnesses today, hut none of the evidence given was of any importance. ROUGH ON TAMMANY. A SENSATION IN NEW YORK POLIT ICAL CIRCLES. A Witness Before the Legislative Investi gation Committee Charges Mayor Grant and Others with Gross Jobbery. New York, April 20. —The Legislative investigation committee held a most sen sational session today. Richard Croker and Mayor Grant, Tammany leaders, were scorched unmercifully by Lawyer Ivans, counsel to the committee. The witness who created the sensation was Patrick McCann, a brother-in-law of Richard Croker, a leader of Tammany Hall. McCann was a most reluctant witness. In substance he testified that while Grant was a member of the Board oi Aldermen, Tammany Hall made des perate efforts to have him appointed Commissioner of Public Works. For this purpose $180,000 was raised, Grant giving $80,000 and the Tammany organ ization the other $100,000. This money was to have been paid to the aldermen for Grant's confirmation by that body. MayorF.dson appointed Rollin M. Squire, however, and so the money was not used. Tbe next question and answer was a startler. "While Grant was Sheriff did he give any money to Croker, or any member of his family, to your knowledge?" McCann tried to axpid answering, but was finally forced toTeply, in substance, that Mrs. Croker told him that, while Sheriff, Grant, on five different occa sions, handed Flossie, the six-year-old daughter of Croker, an envelope contain ing $5,000, making $25,000 in all. This money went to pay for the house the Crokers are living in. Witness also testified that Leicester Holmes, Mayor Grant's private secre tary, visited Mrs. Croker as a represent ative of Mayor Grant several times since Croker went to Europe. Holmes offered Mrs. Croker her expenses and something more if she would go to Ger many. She refused. It was also elicited from the witness that Dr. Beekman, the family physician of the Crokers, had been approached by Holmes and asked to go abroad. Political circles are agitated to an un usual extent by the \estimony regarding Grant and Croker. Mayor Grant was not in his office to day, and no person there seemed to know where he was, though it was said he was probably out of town. The Mayor's private secretary, Leicester Hoinies, denied that he ever visited Mrs. Croker qn any such mission as testified to by McCann. McCann's Story Ridiculed, Mayor Grant tonight made a general denial of the charges made against him by McCann before the Senate committee today. He was never a candidate for Commissioner of Public Works, and be fore was not eligible. The talk about fiis having $80,000 was too frivolous to talk about. He had given Croker's daughter (his godchild) presents, hut no such fabulous sums as had been men tioned. Mrs. Croker says McCann's state ment is false, and the relations between herself and husband are pleasant. "According to McCann's story," said the Mayor, "an amount said to be $80,000 of corruption fund was contrib j uted by myselt. Now, as a matter of I fact, I never had $80,000, or any sum like it in a lump sum in my life. At the same time the witness speaks of, I had just completed the close of an unsuc cessful mayoralty campaign in which both sides had a bitter contest. That alleged Commissioner of Public Works' is located by lvins's witness just at the period when I was bitterly fighting the majority of the board in the Broadway railroad matter. Because I refused to join in their combine they hated me like poison, and to think that I would go before them for office and propose to them that they should do service for me, by the very means which I was fighting; isn't it nonsense?" "What about the statement that you gave Mr. Croker, through his daughter Flossie, $25,000 to pay for his house?" "Mr. McCann deals in large figures, and I guess four or five thousand, more or less, don't bother him. I am Flossie's godfather, and I have frequently given her presents, certainly on every one of her birthdays; fairly valuable presents, too, but never anything approaching I such a fabulous sum as $25,000. What ever I have given the child has been within reason, and consisted of such presents as any godfather in my place would have given. A suggestion of any thing else is simply a malicinna iin ( as all the gifts I mado i p the personal benefit of t ' gir! SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 27, 1890. PACIFIC COAST. An Immigration Clerk's Lit- tie Scheme. How He Tried to Bleed a Texas Immigrant. Railroad Building in the Soledad Canon Delayed. Great Loss of Cattle in Nevada—Only One- Half Survive the Winter—Other General Coast Items. Associated Press Dispatches. 1 San Francisco, April 20. —A letter has been received here from James K. Mangan, of Pearl, Texas, stating that early in the month he wrote to the State Board of Immigration, of this city, ask ing for information regarding Govern ment land in California. In return he received a letter, a copy of which he en closes, from Charles Evans, of the emi gration office, stating that there was no commissioner or other officer in this State whose duty it was to supply infor mation to intending settlers, but that for the sum of $20 he (Evans) would direct Mangan to a location in a fertile valley in the southern part of the State, as yet unoccupied, hut which bids fair to become valuable in the near future, as an Eastern railway is already surveying through the lower end of the valley. Mangan asks that his request for infor mation be complied with by tbe proper authorities, as he believes Evans sought to "bleed" him. Evans could not he found, but Immi gration Commissioner Hanly, when shown the letter, said Evans was a clerk employed by him to look after immigra tion business. He expressed surprise at the contents of Evans's letter, and said such action was without his sanction. He stated that the office received many letters, asking for information regarding lands, which he either did not answer (as the only duty of the office was to ex amine all passengers arriving by sea), or else he referred the letters to the proper officials. The officials of the State Board of Trade were seen and stated that no fee was ever charged for giving required in formation. NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS. Collector Phelps Gives Some Tips on Chinese Legislation. San Francisco, April 20. —Collector Phelps today addressed a letter to Rep resentative Morrow, citing section 12 ot the act of July 1884, which provides that any Chinese found unlawfully within the United States, shall be removed to the country from whence he came. The collector asks would the judge in the case of a Chinese reaching the United States by way of Mexico, remand the prisoner to China, and suggests that the law he amended in this respect, and also to authorize collectors to take testimony under oath and make investigations as to the right of all Chinese to land in the United States. PKOGKESS OBSTRUCTED. Property-Holders Give the S. P. Com pany Trouble in the Soledad Canon. San Francisco, April 20. —The South ern Pacific Company has found the pro gress of its work of building its road on higher and safer ground through the Soledad canon, impeded by the opposi tion of property-owners who refuse to concede the right-of-way on terms ac ceptable to the company. As a result there are several sections of the new line on which work has not commenced, and will not be until the condemnation suits brought by the company are decided. A large force of men is rapidly completing the new line over most of the route. DEAD CATTLE. Only One-Half the Cattle in Nevada Sur vived the Winter. San Francisco, April 20. —Col. Silas Wenhan, a wealthy cattleman of Ne vada, has just returned from an inspec tion of his Nevada properties, and states that the snow and cold have caused tlie death of one-half of the cattle in Ne vada. All over the State dead cattle are stacked up by hundreds, and the stench from the carcasses threatens great injury to the health of the people. The loss to cattlemen he estimated at $1,000,000, and possibly twice that amount, one man, for instance, having lost 10,000 head, representing $120,000. RIO GRANDE AGENTS. Mr. Rank Resigns and Snedaker and Clark are Advanced. San Francisco, April 20.—The man agement of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company lias ac ceded to W. M. Rank's request to be re lieved of the Coast agency of that line, by May Ist, and have appointed two men to succeed him. Tlie passenger and freight business have been seggre gated, and W. H. Snedaker, passenger agent of the road at Los Angeles, will become general passenger agent of the road on the Coast, and C. N. Clark, local commercial agent, will become general freight agent on the Coast. Evangelical Conference. San Francisco, April 26. —The annual session of the California Conference of the Evangelical Association of North America opened here today, Bishop Bow man, of Chicago, presiding. Among the delegates present were C. Grun, of San Jose; John Berger, Los Angeles; F. Berner, Santa Ana; H. Althouse, Los Angeles, and B. F. Meyers, Nebraska. The delegates reported the condition of affairs in their several charges during the year. The convention will continue in session until Tuesday. Misappropriated Funds. Seattle, April 20.— J. J. McCombs, secretary of the general relief fund, was today suspended by the relief commit tee, charges of misappropriation of funds having been made against him. McCombs has been the agent of the committee for several months, and in that capacity has distributed nearly $80,000. GIVE THE PEOPLE WORK. Liberal Appropriations Wanted for Coast Defenses, Etc. San Francisco, April 26. —The finance committee of the Supervisors today con sidered the request of the committee of unemployed workingmen for the adop tion of a resolution approving a petition to Congress to appropriate $5,000,000 with which to build coast defenses and thus furnish work for the unemployed. The committee agreed to report a reso lution in favor of "all measures that will induce the United States Govern ment to make liberal appropriations for public works, buildings and coast de fenses." Sunday School Convention. Santa Ana, April 20.—The Orange County Sunday School Convention is in session here, and is largely attended. The Sabbath question was discussed last evening. Three sessions were held to day. The convention was addressed this evening by Mra. M. Wells, national organizer oi the W. C. T. U. Alger Proceeds to Tacoma. Portland, Ore.. April 20.—General Alger and party were given a reception this evening by the Grand Army. Gen. George 11. Williams delivered the ad dress of welcome. At the conclusion of the reception, the party left for Tacoma. Hay City Briefs. San Francisco, April 20. —Today the steamer Rio de Janeiro came off the dock. She will sail on Monday for China and Japan. Fully 0,000 people visited the cruiser Charleston today. NATIONAL PASTIME. MONROVIA MARRIED AND SINGLE MEN PLAY BALL. California League and Central California Ga*ies—All the Eastern Games, Ex cept at Boston, Postponed by Rain. Monrovia, Cal., April 20. —[Special.]— All the baseball enthusiasts in this vi cinity gathered here today to see the games of ball between the married and the single men of Monrovia. The first game was a very laughable one, and and slightly one-sided. The players and position were as follows: Married — Davidson, lb.; Hyatt, c. f.; Rogers, c; Musrush, s. s.; Harvey, p.; Hart, 2b.; Fife, 1. f.; Swifty, r. f.; Prandle, Bb. Singles—Wiggins, c.; Hart, 1 h.; Hing, c. f.; Spence, s. s.; Daum, 1. f.; Woodworth, p.; Griswold, 3 b.; Rush, r. f.; Wilsford, 2b. Score —Married men, 5; Singles, 15. The tables were turned in this after noon's game, every man playing to the point and making it a professional game throughout. The married men and their friends are very jubilant here tonight. Score —Married, 6; Singles, 2. California League. San Francisco, April 26. —The game today was a hotly contested one, being tied in the eighth and again in the ninth. Neither side scored in the tenth or eleventh, but in the twelfth Stockton made one run and won. San Francisco, 6; Stockton, 7. Sacramento, April 20.—Reitz pitched against the Oaklands today, and twirled a game that would be hard to beat. Meegan pitched a fairly good game. Farrell played shortstop for the Oak lands, and his errors contributed to Sac ramento's victory. Sacramento, 5; Oakland, 4. Central California. Merced, April 20.—The Central Cali fornia League game today was a batting contest between Merced and Bakersfield. Score : Merced, 22; Bakersfield, 19. Batteries: For Merced, Hinnegan and Collet; for Bakersfield, Hessenger and Sanders. Base hits: Merced, 10; Ba kersfield, 15. Eastern Games. Boston, April 20.—The home team won the brotherhood game this after noon by terrific hitting in an up-hill contest. Kilroy was driven out of the box in the first inning, and Daley, who relieved him, pitched magnificently. Attendance, 3,000. Score —Boston, 14; New York, 10. Eight innings; called on account of darkness. Sixteen hundred people attended the league game this afternoon, which was marked by listless playing. Russic pitched a fine game, holding the home team down to four hits. Score —Boston, 1; New York 0. Chicago, April 20. —All the American Association and all the National and Players league games, except those at Boston, were postponed on account of rain. THE NASHVILLE TRACK. A Heavy Track Somewhat Mars the Day's Sport. Nashville, April 20. —Two thousand people assembled at the West Side park today to witness the opening of the spring race meeting. The weather was cold and rainy, and the track heavy. Three-year-olds and upwards, six fur longs —Worth won, Creole second, Joe Courtney third; time, 1 :Vd%. Two-year-old colts, five furlongs—Bob L. won, Black Knight second, Average third; time, 1:08. Two-yerr-old fillies, four furlongs— Auntie Brown won, Too-Sweet second, Watuna Vacuna third ; time, 0:54. Sweepstakes, $2,000, three-year-olds, mile and an eighth—Robespierre won, Prince Fonso second, Blarney-stone third; time, 2:02... Three-year-olds and aver, seven fur longs—Pell Mell won, Jack Cocks sec ond, Loveland third: time, l:35 l /o. Railroad Strike in Ireland. Dublin, April 20. — Davitt's efforts failed to remove the deadlock between the railroad and employees. Freight traffic has been stopped and passenger and mail trains are giving an erratic service. The signal men who struck will be prosecuted for endangering the public safety. Tlie people are irritated by the loss of trade and the diversion of American mails to Southampton, and no sympathy is felt for the strikers. Pettltt Can Play Tennis. London, April 20.—Petti tt, the Amer ican lawn tennis champion, made his first appearance in England at the Queen's Club rou..v, defeating Sir Ed ward Grey 3 to 2. THE STRIKE MANIA. It is Universal in the Fatherland. Baneful Elfects of the Imperial Rescripts. Labor Agitation Becomes More and More Threatening. The Authorities Prepared to Suppress the May-£>ay Celebration, but No Trouble Apprehended. Associated Press Dispatches. I Berlin, April 2b\—[Copyrighted, 1800, by the New York Associated Press.] The Emperor telegraphed instructions to Chancellor Yon Caprivi regarding the attitude of the authorities throughout the country towards the May day cele brations. Reports from the populous centers show that the authorities in some places are preparing to suppress public demonstrations by the use of the soldiery. In other places they are con fining themselves to the issuing of warnings against excesses. The Chan cellor has made arrangements to secure a unity of action between the various authorities. Although it is expected in official circles that the day will pass over quietly, every precaution will be taken for the prompt suppression of dis order. The troops will be kept within their barracks in order to avoid collision with those taking part in tlie celebra tions, but will be read)' to act if re quired. The Socialist leaders here continue to influence the men against the suspen sion of work. From present manifesta tions, nothing like a unanimous demon stration throughout Germany is now possible. Large numbers of working men are found everywhere who differ with those desiring to make a demon stration. The tendency among the workingmen in Berlin is to work half a day on May Ist. The Socialists of Hamburg, Altona, Leipsic and Frankfort persist in organiz ing a demonstration. As the police of Hamburg prohibit public meetings, the trades have arranged for excursions and rural sports,where free vent will be given to their ideas regarding the eight hours work-day. Labor agitation, apart from May day, becomes more and more threatening. Papers opposed to the social reforms of the Emperor, point to the growth of the excitement among the workingmen since the publication of the Imperial rescripts. As the moment for the Emperor's journey to Bremen approached, the em ployees of the railway on which he was to travel struck for higher wages. Men from other lines had to work the trains. The strikes that have taken place here this week include shoemakers, stone layers, coopers, screw-makers, furniture polishers, trainmen, boxmakers, tin smiths, locksmiths, printers, machinists, coppersmiths and a number of minor trades. Reports from Frankfort, Breslau, El berfeld and Hamburg show that the strike mania is universal. An ominous feature of the shoe makers' strike here has been the issue of a violent manifesto in which the existing social order is denounced. The Emperor's rescripts are attacked as use less. The workmen, as a dominant force, the manifesto says, ought to over turn and renovate society. The Evangelical Congress meets here May 28th to discuss strikes, its protec tion of workmen, and the position of Christian Socialists towards the Demo cratic host. The visit of the Emperor to Strashurg has given rise to a crop of Paris rumors. The Nord Deutshe Zeitung, commenting upon the absurdity of the story that the Emperor meant to propose to France a joint European customs union, at tributes this and kindred reports to the efforts of French officials to create dis cord in the Dreibund. The real pur port of the Emperor's journey was the inspection of the garrisons at Strasburg, Severne and Saarbiuck. A TREMENDOUS SENSATION. Startling Frauds in the German Navy About to be Disclosed. Berlin, April 26.—A tremendous sen sation is about being afforded the Ger man capital by a trial for bribery that is expected to reveal most astounding facts. The curtain that has covered cer tain corrupt practices for a number of years is now to lie withdrawn, and un suspected corruption in the Imperial Naval Department brought to light. It is alleged that the Government has been robbed of immense sums, and a host of naval officers and reputable firms are implicated. Stanley Arrives at London. London, April 2(5. —Stanley arrived in London this afternoon. There was an immense concourse of people inside and outside the station, ana he was given a most enthusiastic greeting. Stanley was taken in a carriage by the Baroness Burdett-Coutts to Kensington. All along the route the explorer was greeted with the utmost enthusiasm. At the command of the Prince of Wales, Stanley, Parke, Mackinnon and De Win ton have gone to Sandringham, where they will remain until Monday. Stan ley's arrival at Dover this morning was characterized by a scene of disgraceful confusion at the pier, owing to misman agement by the local authorities. A crowd of distinguished gentlemen had gathered to greet him, but could not get on the pier. Summoned to Berlin. Berlin, April 26.—The Hamburger Nachrichten says the German Ambassa dors abroad have been summoned to Berlin to confer with the Government concerning various questions pending between Germany and the foreign Gov ernments. The Emperor of Germany arrived at Darmstadt this morning, on a visit to the Queen of England. Queen Vie at Darmstadt. Bremerhaven, April 26.—Queen Vic toria dined wit h the ducal family and -31*8 A YEARIH Buys the Daily Herald and *s2 the Weekly Herald. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. Emperor William this evening, and afterwards witnessed a private per formance of Wichert's comedy, Post Fe.stnm. The'Gernian Empress "has re turned to Berlin. The Yakima ( anal. North Yakima, Wash., April 26—The Northern Pacific has guaranteed the bonds of the Yakima Canal and Irriga tion Company, and a telegram was re ceived today that $300,000 of the bonds had been placed in New York. The canal will be 110 miles long, and will cost $1,000,000. The survey will be com pleted and work commenced within thirty days. A Bankrupt Concern, Minneapolis, April P. Lil jengren, of the Liljengren Furniture Company, today applied to the courts for a receiver, alleging that George P. Gould, president of the company, had misappropriated $15,000 of the concern's funds. It is alleged that Gould is bank rupting the concern, which now has an unsecured indebtedness of $14,000. Marie Wainwrlght Very 111. Minneapolis, April 26. —Miss Marie Wainwright, the Well-known actress, was obliged to cancel her concluding performances today, on account of severe illness. Her physician says she has hemorrhage of the" brain, and fears she will he unable to appear upon the stage again. A Decision for the Libelants. Seattle, April 26.—Judge Hanford to day rendered a decision in favor of the libelants in the case against the British ship Craigend, libeled by the crew for wages. STILL UNSETTLED. THE CARPENTERS' STRIKE IN CHI CAGO STILL ON. The Builders "Will Not Recognize the Union—Non-Union Men Appeal to the Government for Protection. Chicago, April 26.—The sc-ttlement of the carpenters' strike is still a problem of the future. The Builders' Exchange today declines to recede from its position not to recognize the Carpenters' Council, and it is expected the joint conferences of the various representatives were a failure. The builders at a meeting to day decided to complain to Mayor Creg ier that police protection was not af forded the non-unionist carpenters who desired to work, and that unless more active measures were employed an appeal to Governor Fifer for militia would be made. In a statement to the public tonight, the builders and master carpenters say that while not abridging the right of any member to make any agreement he pleases, they l will not, as an association ''be party to any agreement that will deprive any employer or employed froi i the right to earn his bread, whether or not he belongs to their union or ours.' The gas-fitters went on a strike tod as had been threatened. President o'Connell,of the Carpente Council, declined to say whether 1 strike would now be declared off, as to the new Bosses' Association, further than that the subject would be con sidered at a meeting to be held on Mon day. Full authority to make a binding agreement with the journeymen was given by the new tosses to their arbitra tion committee. At a meeting of the non-union car penters why have come here from other States since the beginning of the strike, a memorial was drafted setting forth that they have been assaulted and terri fied, and that the local police and other authorities refuse to protect them; they therefore ask Government protection. The memorial is addressed to Secretary Blame. It is now stated that there will be : strike of the packing-house employees the stockyards, as was at one tii: feared. The strike, which would ha 1 involved 15,000 men, had a strong sen', ment in its favor, but the older ham who had passed through the disastroi strike of '86, counselled against it as hopeless, and their counsel prevailed. RESIST EVICTION. Serious Riots Between Tenants and Sher iffs on the Ponsonby Estate. Dublin, April 26.—1t is learned that serious trouble occurred during the evic tion proceedings Thursday on the Pon sonby estate. Patrick Stanton, a ten ant, defied the entire party of bailiffi and police, having placed an iron gate as a barricade inside the doors of his house. The doors were soon cut to pieces with axes by the sheriffs men, but they found it impossible to remove the gate inside, They then tried to effect an entrance through the windows, but Stanton battered their heads with a shovel. A large crowd of tenants assembled and a serious riot en sued, many receiving severe injury. After a fearful struggle several tenants were arrested. Murdered His Companions. Gainesville, Texas, April 26. —J. D. Morris was arrested here today for the murder of George Roberts and John Moss, last Thursday evening. On that day the three men traveled in company through Greer county. While his com panions were asleep Morris shot them, killing both. He robbed the bodies and then buried them in a sand-bank. The Gov. Gets Patriotic. Sacramento, April • 26.—Governor Waterman has issued an address to the people of the State urging all to unite to make California's contribution to the World's Fair at Chicago, commensurate with the greatness of Tier industries and resources. He will also refer to the sub ject in his message to the next Legisla ture. The Delagoa Bay Dispute. London, April 26.—A Lisbon dispatch says the American and British Ministers had a long interview yesterday with the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, and jointly demanded that the Delagoa bay dispute be submitted to arbitration. Retain Their Portfolios. Rio de Janeiro, April 26.—The re port of a ministerial crisis is false. According to the newspapers of Monte video, Ministers Boyacura and Buy Bardoza still retain their portfolios.