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Vol.53. Ho. 50.
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1887.
$1.50 Per Year.
THE SHOE LOCKOUT ENDED
FOURTEEN HUNDRED LASTERS AND
FITTERS RETURN TO WORK.
'dier Labor Trouble. In Clnelnnatl Ended
or on the Eve of Settlement tabor
Trouble. ' in the East The Chicago
Walter, and Hodcarrlers Notes.
Cincinnati, May 4. The 1,400 shoelasters
and shoe fitters will return to work to-mor-
lf) : row morning. Aitnougn there are yet some
lj' formalities to be gone through, the lockout
to virtually ended. The locked out assemblies,
Garfield and Hannah Powderly, will sign the
rules of joint arbitration, as they have al
ready been signed by six other assemblies
and the employers.
"The action of the assemblies which led to
the lockout wag nonsensical," said District
Master Workman Cavanaugh when ques
tioned. ' The employers asked nothing of
them. The only question was as to whether
Or not they should sign articles for mutual
arbitration, which a majority of their fellow
workmen had sanctioned. It made no differ
ence whether a majority had sanctioned
them or not, however, the action of the
locked out unions waa unauthorized by the
Knights of Labor. I could have, ended the
strike yesterday had I so desired. About
half a dozen barrel-house loafers caused the
trouble. They were running Hannah Pow
derly nscembly to suit themselves. We have
given th-iii rope and they have hung them
selves. They have reached a point in this
transaction where they have sunk out of
so far that they will never bob to the
Have you ordered the assemblies to sign
the i u!i. ;'' was ankixi.
"I have not ordered them back, but It
really amounts to the same thing. We have
advised them to voluntarily go back, and
the necessary action will be taken by both
assemblies." ' '
"How about the tinners P' was further
asked of Mr. C.
"That is another difficulty that will be set
tled soon, I cannot say exactly when. I
was talking to a prominent employer and he
(aid that if it were in his hands he would
settle it at once. Some employers have con
ceded the 20 per cent, demanded by the em
ployes, and it is only a question of a few
days until the employers concede the de
mand. , '
'.'The brickmakers' little kick," continued
Mr. Cavanaugh, "is over. The brickmakers'
ieason began yesterday, but the 300 mem
bers of the trade in this city refused to go to
work unless they were allowed extra pay
for the three nights each season which each
' man has to sit up and watch the kilns. The
trouble has been settled by giving the brick
makers the wages they received last year,
running from $1.75 to $3.75 per day accord
ing to department of work and skill. No
extra pay is allowed for the three nights'
extra work, and the men return to work to
morrow." - Nearly all the boss tinners and roofers
bave granted their employes the 30 per cent,
Efforts are boing made to compromise the
itrike of the brass workers who are out for
fifty-five hours a week at Post & Co.'s,
Hesterberg's & Co. 's, and other brass foun
dries. The men claim it is only a demand
for a half lioliday'on Saturday, which Lunk
enheimer, Powell, Dockobach and others
have allowed for about a year. The firms
state that they can not afford to allow the
half holiday and compete with other cities
krhorA it. ia mt. nllnWiiil
The boxmakers concluded not to go out
tiia mnrninrr Vinvlncr hnrl n rnn furanm nrift.
the bosses yesterday at which a satisfactory
compromise was promised. Several manu
laciurers, including nice ana jonnson, nave
agreed to pay the scale.
Among the molders.
Cincinnati, May 4. Red way & Burton
are preparing to open their foundry next
Monday, but in the meantime they have been
i negotiating with jobbing foundries in the
West End to have castings from St. Louis
Struck patterns made there. Among those
approached were Schaeffer & Co., Blymer &
Co., Eureka foundry and Crane, Breed & Co.
A strike was almost precipitated among the
Bidders in the latter foundry by the report
that the patterns had been introduced there.
The molders are united in a determination
Dot to handle the patterns. As Red way &
Burton have their own foundry, their move
is regarded as a shrewd attempt to force a
new lockout among the molders, as under
. the recent agreement apprentices will have
to handle the patterns.
The Favorite Stove works started this morn
ing, and their management claim to have
more molders at work than before the lock
out. The situation at Detroit remains un
changed, except that the patterns from other
th-ps are being introduced at a lively rate.
At the Michigan Stove works they have ten
from the Central Stove works, of Keokuk,
Iowa; at the Peninsular Stove works, five
from Cleveland and five from A Bradley &
Company, Pittsburg, and at the Detroit
(Stove works, four from Quincy, III,
Brockton, Mass., May 4. The carpenters
have sent the following circular to their em
ployers: "We, the carpenters of Brockton,
do hereby demand that on and after May 1,
1887, the wages shall be $3.50 as a minimum
price per day for ten hours' work until Au
gust 1, 1W, and that on and after that date
13.50 shall be the minimum price for nine
The reason for fixing the change in a day's
work at August 1, was to allow the employ
ers to finish all contracts before the change
went into effect The Brockton bricklayers,
' Upholsterers' assembly, No. 4730, Knights of
Labor, has ordered a strike here, and as a
result about fifty journeymen masons noti
fied thuir respective employers that they
should do no more work until their wages
were raised from $3, the present rate, to
$3.50 per day. No employers have acceeded
to the demands of the strikers.
The Chicago Hodcarriers.
Chioauo, May 4. It was estimated at the
headquarters of the hodcarrlers this morning
that 1,5 i0 men were out on Btrike. Some of
the largest contractors, Including Moss and
Chambers, and John Griffith, who built the
Riolto, have granted the advance. On five
' Jobs the bricklayers have refused to work
with "sc?bs," and on two the -plasterers have
quit for the same reason, while one brick-
layer's union decided not to work where po
lice protection is necessary.
At Haverhill Massachusetts.
Haverhill, Mass., May 4 plasterers
here have struck, because the'r demand for
stopping work at 4 o'clock on Kuturday after
noon was not grunted by the employers..
The hodcarriers have also struck, as their re
quest for a raise in wages from $3.35 to $3.50
per day was not granted by the bosses. All
work with these classes is suspended.
Chicago, May 4. The demand of the Chi
cago Waiter')' assembly that its members
should receive an advance in wages of $1 per
week was acceded to to-day by all of the em
ployers in tin" city except three of the princi
pal restaurant keepers. At the restaurants
where the attvative was refused the waiters
fStruck. ' -
Waiters Strike. KNOCKED OUT IN THREE ROUNDS.
Hughey Regan and Mike Breslin engage
in an Early morning fight.
Nnw York, May 4. Hughey Regan and
Mike Breslin, both of this city, fought
prize fight at daybreak this morning for
purse of $300, Queensberry rules. The men
wore kid glovjs with the fingers cut off. Ths
fight took place in the dining-room of a hotel
near Pelham Heights, West Chester comity.
Regan is tw mty -nine year old and weighed
133 pounds. He stands five feet seven inches
In height. It was his first fight and he was
clearly ovormatched Breslin, who is but
nineteen years of age, has figured in several
encounters. He was decidedly the better
man of the two and did most of the fighting.
He weighed 13U pounds and stood five feet
six and one-half inches in height.
In the first round Breslin rushed in and
knocked Regan clean down three times in
succession with heavy blows. Breslin, in
the second round, again floored Regan twios
and drove him all over the room. Breslin
gained first blood in the first round. The
third round was almost a repetition of the
first two. Breslin drove his opponent all
around the ring, getting in some heavy
blows, and finally landing a stinger on
Regan's jaw, which sent him In a heap,
senseless and bleeding. ..He was unable to
recover in the ten seconds allowed before
calling time and the fight was awarded to
Breslin. The later received little or no punishment.
Paul Grottkau Guilty.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 4. The jury In
the case of Paul Grottkau, charged with in
citing riot at Milwaukee garden In -it May,
brought in a verdict of guilty at 0:30 this
morning. Counsel for the defense moved
for a new trial on the ground that the coun
sel for the prosecution influenced the jury
by treating them during adjournments of
the trial. The motion will be argued next
Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Judge
Sloan this morning sentenced John Odni
and Joseph Skrezypcznski, who were con
victed Of rioting at Bay View. The former
was sent to the house of correction for four
months at hard labor, and the latter was
fined $35 and costs. John Dolna and Stephen
Rozga was allowed to go under suspension of
Railroad Changes Hands.
Evansville, Ind., May 4. About a month
ago a report was circulated that the Chicago
& Indianapolis Coal company had purchased
the Evansville & Terrs Haute, and Evans
ville & Indianapolis railroads and their
branches. From good authority it is learned
that the formal transfer will take place soon.
The Evansville & Terre Haute will be inlaid
with steel rails and the-entire property will
be consolidated under a new management.
The Fotheringham Case.
St. Louis, May 4. The case against Da
vid Fotheringham, the Adams express mes
senger who was robbed by Fred. Wittrock,
alias "Jim Cummiugs," came up in the crim
inal court in this city to-day. There is con
siderable interest in the trial because of the
general belief in Fotheringham's innocence,
and it promises to be stubbornly contested.
Nothing further than preliminaries to select
ing a jury was done.
High Water in Maine.
Calais, Me., May 4. Hauy bridges have
been carried away and the country road3
are impassable on account of the freshet in
this vicinity. The pressure on the dam at
Grand Lake is so great that it is thought
the gates will have to be hoisted to relieve it.
This would greatly endanger the mills along
the river. The water in Maine river has
fallen nearly as much as it rose during the
Passenger Train Wrecked.
Denver, Col., May 4. The westbound
Atlantic & Pacific passenger "train leaving
Albuqurque, at 3 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, ran off the track fifteen miles from
Coolidge, N. M., and was bady wrecked.
Several persons were killed and several
wounded. Particulars have not been ob
tained, as the telegraph offices are controlled
by the road and information is refused.
Storm in Chicago Suburbs.
Chicago, May 4. A severe windstorm
which passed over the northwestern portion
of this city yesterday, did much damage In
the suburban towns. Several houses were
unroofed, many outbuildings destroyed and
fences and trees generally torn up and scat
tered about. Several people were seriously
injured, and one carpenter, who was blown
from the top of a building, will die.
A Marvelous Escape.
WalPOLK, Mass., May 4. A singular ac
cident occurred to the New York express
train at Readville yesterday. While run
ning at the rate of about forty miles an hour,
driving wheel fell off. The road bed was
torn up for a long distance, but the train
kept the track until stopped. The escape
from a terrible disaster is considered marvelous.
Miss Bowman Improving.
Louisville, May 4. Jennie Bowman, the
servant girl so brutally assaulted by negro
fiends some days ago, is gradually improving,
and by the end of the week it is thought she
may be able to view the prisoners for the
purpose of identification. The mob has
melted away, and Patterson Is still held until
he can satisfy the police of his innocence.
Balloting at Charleston.
Charleston, W. Va., May 4. A ballot
for United States senator was taken in extra
session of the legislature at 13 o'clock to-day
with the following result: Ex-Senator J. N.
Camden, Democrat, 89; W. H. H. Flick, Re
publican, 33; Senator Daniel B. Lucas, Dem
ocrat, 7, and twelve scattering votes. No
election yet. ;
A Bishop Resigns.
Detroit, Mich., May 4. Caspar H. Bar
gees, bishop of Detroit, has resigned. During
his seventeen years incumbency he has had
very many troubles, and before sending in
his resignation, promulgated a sentence of
ex-communication against all who were con
cerned in the Polish riots a year ago.
Philadelphia, May 4. The schooner
Grace K. Green sunk at the mouth of the
Schuylkill river during the night. The ves
sel belonged in Kennebec. The crew was
saved. The accident resulted from the ves
sel settling on hor anchor and knocking a
hole in her bottom
Fight Between Smugglers and Mexicans.
.Laredo, Tex., May 4. In a fight between
smuggler? and Mexican customs officials,
just below here Inst night, one of the cus
toms guards was killed. Tha smugglors es
caped with thoir booty. One of their num
ber is thought to have been badly wounded.
Injured While Driving.
Stamford Depot, Conn.,' May 4. Hon.
Alfred Hoyt, and wife wore both seriously
injured last evening by their horse becoming
unmanageable. Mr. Hoyt's collarbone was
broken and Mrs. Hoyt had one arm broken
and was otherwise injured.
Buried Under a Gravel Bank.
Dallas, Tex., May
were engaged in loading a gravel train on
tfce Gulf, Ijolorado & Santa Fe road when
the bank caved in. burying all the men.
One man was crushed to death and four
others fatallv fuiured. ,
KING KALAKAUA'S WIFE.
QUEEN KAPIOLANI ARRIVES AT OUR
Arrangement. Made for the Queen to Call
on the President and Sirs. Cleveland A
Benevolent Creature on Her Way ' o
Vl.lt Victoria Queen Emma.
Washington, May 4. Queen Kapiolani,
of the Hawaiian Islands, who arrived in San
Francisco on April 20, arrived in Washing
ton to-dny and immediately wont to the
Arlington Hotel. Arrangements have been
made for the queen to call on the president
and Mrs. Cleveland at noon on Wednesday.
The queen anil suite will arrive here early
Tuesday evening and go nt once to the
Arlington. A time will lie appointed by the
queen during her stay here for the diplomatic
corps to call on her, and she will also prob
ably receive calls from the naval officers who
have been stationed at Honolulu, all of whom
have met her majesty, and many of whom
have danced with her.
After spending a few days here sight-seeing
she will go to New York. From there
she goes to England to be present at the
Queen's jubilee. She has never been out of
her own country before, and is quite anxious
to see the "greatest woman on the face of
earth," as she calls Queen Victoria. Queen
Kapiolani is not of what is known as royal
blood in Honolulu. Strictly speaking neither
is King Kalakaua of royal blood, as he was
elected to the throne and did not inherit it.
The last of the royal family in the Ha
waiian Islands was the late Queen Emma,
Although not occupying the throne she was
treated with the greatest respect and venera
tion. She had a magnificent house and reti
nue of servants, but she seldom used either.
She would lie on the ground sunning herself
all day, and eut nothing but "poi poi." "Poi
poi" is tho national dish and is made of Tora
root and raw llsh. There is three kinds of
"poi'' one finger "poi," which is
thick enough to take up on one finger.
None bnt 1 the expert eat this kind
as it is a very difficult feat to whirl one
finger around in the "poi" and carry it to
your mouth without losing any. Two finger
"poi" is a little thinner, while three finger
"poi" is intended for children and strangers.
Queen Emma always used one fingered "poi"
and was known as one of the most expert
eaters on the island. Her band was the finest
in Honolulu, and every Tuesday and Satur
day would play in "Queen Emma's" gardens.
King Kulak aua, though not greatly liked,
is very much feared. As he drives through
the streets in his brougham, drawn by a
pair of magnificent horses, the people all
stop and uncover. He never returns a salute
except to foreigners. He is passionately
fond of boat racing, and always keeps a
fourteen oared barge and a six oared gig for
racing purposes. None of the visiting men
of war except the American rao with him.
All the rest are afraid of the "Kanaka''
boats. In 1883 when the "Alaska" was in
Honolulu, she had one of the fastest four
teen oared boats in the service, and chal
lenged the king's people to race. The Amer
icans won, and about $10,000 changed hands
on the result Kalakaua took the victorious
Americans ashore and gave them a banquet.
As they were leaving the king presented
each with a pair of small golden oars and $30
The king thinks a great deal of Americans,
as the following incident will show: An ap
prentice boy named Hopkins deserted from
the Hartford at San Francisco and went to
Honolulu. After knocking about for some
time and not being able to get anything to
do, he went to the king and said: "Mr.
Kalakaua, I am an American and want some
work." "Well," said the king, "I like your
nerve and will see what I can do for you."
The next day he was made a government
overseer, at a salary of $1,300 per annum.
Queen Kapiolani is about forty years old
She is very large, and his a benevolent cast
of feature. She interests herself in all char
ities, and has been the means of getting an
appropriation of $15,000 for the Kapiolani
home for leper girls. She is accompanied by
the Princess Silivikalani, who is the king's
sister, and heiress to the throne. The party
is under the charge of CoL Pankaa, the king's
chamberlain. He has been all over Europe
and the United States, and speaks several
languages fluently. The queen speaks noth
ing but her native tongue, and is thus safe
from the interviewer.
A Wisconsin Hurricane.
Eau Claire, Wis., May 4. A terrific
hurricane, unaccompanied by rain, prevailed
here all day yesterday, filling the air with
dense clouds of dust, and almost blinding
those who ventured out The amount of
broken glass found and other property de
stroyed in the city will aggregate over $3,
500. Several farm dwellings in the vicinity
were unroofed, and a dwelling and a barn la
the town of Ludington were demolished.
Shot at a Dummy.
Portland, Ind., May 4. Sunday night
as Elmer Betts, sixteen, Jesse May, eighteen,
and Willie Susser, ten, were coming from
church they noticed a "dummy" ir a fence
corner, which some one had rigged up to
scare them. Botts pulled a 33-callibor pistol
and Aral three shots at it, the last one strik
ing Sasser in the left temple, killing him in
stantly. Betts gave himself up, but was dis
charged by the coroner.
Anxious to Get Home.
Buffalo, N. Y., Muy 4. Prince Louise
Esterliazy arrived here lost evening and reg
istered at the Oenessee. He was accom
panied only by his colored valet, and was ill
when ho arrived. This morning he left nt II
o'clock for Now Yorkpsaying he was anxious
to got home.
Another unknown Man Suicides.
Cincinnati, May 4. An unknown man
jumped from tho ferryboat which lauds ut
the foot of Centrul avenue, when it was out
in the channel last evening, ami was
drowned. He was mitidle aged and well
Hop House Burned.
Milwaukee, May 4. Late yesterday af
ternoon the hop house belonging to Philip
Best's brewery was damage 1 to the extent of
$35,000 or fcJO.OOO bv lire.
Hop House Burned. [...] DYNAMITERS.
Desperate Work of the Whisky Gang at
Desperate Work of the Whisky Gang at Waterville, Ohio.
Toledo, ii.. .; iv 4. six or eight months
ago the people ; iV'atorville, a small town In
the sxmthwe.it nnur of this county, voted In
favor of the !oj it option clause of the Dow
law, and the city council consequently or
dered all saloon closed. This action engen
dered bitter f.iin ;s bstween the saloon ele
ment and thp l i w and order people, and
many thrcnr w-n made by the former. One
man was nrr 1, tried and discharged,
Judge Pike iio'dm the important sections of
the law were .i icnstitutional.
Sincetlmti i.ii! the saloonists have been
embolden! h n i ii ivo defied the law. Last
night they hired two men, Jacob Miller and
Charles Miiilin;. to blow up the jail and
city buii'iiugs. i ,-namite shells were placed
under the bail 1 in ?s, but when the time came
to fire them tn : aired agents weakened and
refused to t.u work, but were finally
urged and thiva'aued until they consented.
The explosions lid considerable damage to
the building., in:: failed to complete their
destruction, ulthojgh they were badly shat
tered, inciirr..r s damage of $3,000 or $3,000.
Miller and iiS.:...'.:g have been arrested, and
were bou:i.l ii-.'.v. Great excitement prevails.
Imposter and Perjurer.
Philade:.P!::. May 4. Annie F. Quinn,
r Mrs. Annie I''. Smith, as she called her
self, who claimed to be the wife of Houston
Smith, Jr., whns. father died recently leav
ing an estate valued at $10,(00, to which the
woman's sou Ind claim, was shown by her
counsel in court yesterday to be an imposter
and a perjurer. lii working up the case he
found some ninety old records which showed
that Annie P. Quinn had given birth to a
child at the s.inu house and on the same day
on which the miegsd Mrs. Smith said her
son, the cliim mt, was bom. This showed
conclusively t iat, Annie F. Quinn and the
bogus Mi's. Sin (ih were one and the same
person. Tue ei.nt will now go to a daugh
ter of Mr. UniiL.i's. A reward of $3,000 had
been offered to Annie Quinn if she would
me'-e herself know, but undur the name of
Mrs. Smith aim deceived her counsel very
luccessfuily. Biie still denies' that she is
New Yosk, May 4. The nnnunl report of
the New York i:humlxr of commerce for the
year endin May :;:, says that the trade of
the country is aain firmly established on a
healthy basis; that the year has opened sat
isfactorily, and that the outlook is again en
couraging. With regard to the interstate
commerce bill t!io report says: After two
years of debate, of alternate elation and dis
couragement, the National congress, resting
on the provisions of the constitution, has as
serted its right to regulate commerce be
tween the states. Under the control of a
wise commission there will be an end to the
various wars nmong railroad companies,
and, wo hope, such National regulations as
shall secure great er safety to the traveler.
Foolish shoe Manufacturers.
Gla'ssbouo, X. J., May 4. A levy has
been made by Sheriff Packer on the factory
of Gibbs and Wesley, the missing shoe man
ufacturers, who are said to have eloped last
week with two girls employed in thoir fac
tory. The levy was made to protect some of
the stockholders. Peter Burdette, Gibbs'
ftither-in law, hud $1,000. invested in the
business, and Mr. Whitney, the gloss manu
facturer, was also pecuniarly interested in
the flrni. John Wesley, the brother of the
missing junior i .irtner and with whom he
lived, has left the villnge, and no one knows
where he has gone. The affairs of the firm
are in much confusion.
The Wrong Man Killed.
8v Francisco, May 4. Miss Herman
Lyons was murdered on her ranch near
Napa, February 17, by a farm hand named
Pete Olson, who escaped, and for whose cap
ture a large reward is outstanding. Satur
day a report reached here that Olson was
killed while resisting arreBt near Bakersfield,
CaL An investigation made yesterday shows
that the wrong man had . been killed. The
victim was M. H. Seibert, a farmer wbo
lately settled near Bakersfield
Coal Breaker Burned.
Wilkesbarre, Pa, May 4. No. 10
breaker, of the Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Coal
company situated at Sugar Notch, three
miles from here, was destroyed by fire this
morning. Within three hours from the time
the fire broke out the enormous structure was
totally destroyed with all its valuable ma
chinery. The breaker had not been in oper
ation for some time past The cause of the
fire is unknown. The loss is estimated at
The Law Must Take Its Course.
New York, May 4. Peter Smith, the con
demned murderer, was informed to-day that
the governor had declined to interfere with
the execution of the law and that on Thurs
day morning he should be executed. Smith
never fultered. and said: "Well, I have got
to be resigned and am ready to die. I feel
prepared lor my end and will die like a
Died From the Effects of a Cut.
Hillsboro, O., May 4. Riley Phillips, the
colored man cut by John Day on the 9th of
April, in the affray over a game of gards,
died last Saturday morning. Day's examin
ing trial was held before Esquire Muttoz
this morning, and the result was that he was
bound over in the sum of $300.
No Clew to the Train Robbers.
San Francisco, May 4. The detective
employed by Wells, Furgo & Co. to trace
the Papago train robbers, telegraphed to-day
from Tucson that no clew bod yet been ob
tained, and that the report of an arrest was
Bob Turnbull Dead.
New York, May 4 A dispatch from
Logansport, Ind., announces the sudden
death of Bob Turnbull, the middle weight
His body will be forwarded to New York.
He has been traveling with Sullivan's combination.
Dividend on Railroad Stock.
Philadelphia, May 4. The Pennsylvania
railroad dtreutors at their meeting yester
day declared a semi-annual dividend of
3,1-3 per cent, on the capital stock of the
compnnv, payable in cash on and after
The Excise Law Affects Hotelkeepers.
New York, May 4. The corporation
counsel has advised the jxilice board that un
der the excise law hotolkeepors havo no
right to sell, give or furnish ale, wine or
spirituous liquor to their guests on Sunday.
A Slight Defalcation.
Boston, May 4. Cupt. Isaac Houghton,
assistant bookkeeper for Scull & Bradley, in
surance agents, is said to lie a defaulter to
the extent of from $10,000 to $13,000.
Tallahassee. Fla., Mny 4. legia
ture to-day the vote for United States Sena
tor was as follows: Perry 31, Bloxham 81,
Pasco 111, Finly Goodrich II.
Foreign Fruit Failure.
;,y i.J. Hart & Co.,
foreign fruit-.. Co., have failed. . Assets,
$35,00; liabilities, fOO.OiW.
OUR WASHINGTON NEWS.
AN IMPORTANT ORDER ISSUED FROM
THE POSTMASTER GENERAL.
Postal Facilities Extended Into China.
The Rates of Postage—Workmen Busily
Engaged in Bracing a Fence Around
the National Drill Grounds.
Washington, May 4. Postmaster Gen
sral Vilas to-day Issued the following Im
portant order: On and after this date arti
cles of every kind and nature which are ad
mitted to the United States domestio mails,
thall be admitted to the mails exchanged be
tween the United States and United States
postal agency at Shanghai, China, subject,
however, to the following rates of postage),
which in all cases shall be fully prepaid:
First class matter, five cents for each half
ounces or fraction of one-half ounce; postal
oards, two cents each. '
Second and third class matter, and sample!
of merchandise, not exceeding eight ounces
in weight One cent for each two ounces or
fraction of two ounces. w
Fourth-class matter One cent for each
Ounce or fraction of an ounce.
Registration fee Ten cents; no additional
charge for return receipt Ordered further:
That articles other than letters in their usual
and ordinary form, shall never be closed
against inspection, but must be so wrapped
or inclosed that they may be readily aud
thoroughly examined by postmasters and
Preparing for the National Drill.
Washington, May 4. Workmen are bus
ily engaged in erecting the fence about the
White lot for the coming National drill. The
fence will be twelve feet high. The grounds
are in tlies hnpe of ellipse, and are 1,048 feet
one way and ii'JS the other. The main en
trance to the grounds will be immediately to
the south of the executive mansion. Beyond
the grand stands will be the cheaper seats
extending half way round the ellipse. The
seating capacity is estimated at 15,000.
A Locomotive Boiler Explodes.
New Haven, Conn., May 4. About
o'clock this morning as a switch engine in
charge of Engineer Berdell and W. D. Bates
was coming out of the Belle Dock round
house the bo'ler exploded. The engineer,
fireman and several other employes were
badly injured. The shock of the explosion
was heard throughout the lower part of the
Dity. The injured are: Berdell, engineer,
badly cut about the head; W. D. Bates, fire
man, badly cut and bruised; McMulley,
badly cut about the head and probably has
several ribs broken; John Askell, watchman,
cut about the head; William Dougall, badly
out; Michael Reynolds, hurt in the back.
Three other persons, whose names have not
been learned, were also injured.
Rain in Texas.
Fort Wohth, Tex., May 4. Reports re
Delved last night from thirty-two points
ihow that copious rains have fallen within
the post twenty-four hours throughout north
rn, central and western Texas, extending
aorth to Indian Territory and south bayond
Austin. In some places in this territory not
nough rain has fallen at any one time
within eighteen months to settle the dust.
The reports indicate an average of eleven
hours hard rain. In several localities the
rain was preceded by a terrific wind storm.
Many outhouses were demolished, and a few
residences are reported wrecked, with some
people hurt. No oue was killed, and $50,000
will cover all the minor losses.
A Big Chicago Fire.
Chicago, May 4. The American Bridge
works at, Fortieth and Stewart avenue, war
tntirely destroyed by fire last evening. The
works comprised six large shops, and oov
sred about five acres of ground, but owing
to the strong wind that was blowing it was
Impossible to save any of them. George Has
let, a laborer, and William Barber, a fire
man, were struck by a falling derrick. Has
let died two hours after the accident, but tha
fireman will recover. The loss is about $400,
tOO, chiefly on valuable machinery and work
Krtially completed, and still in the shops,
ve hundred men are thrown out of employment.
Indianapolis in No Hurry.
Indianapolis, Ind, May 4. -At the meet
ing of the city council last night an ordinance
was introduced in the interest of the Stand
ard Oil company, providing for laying
mains and introducing the use of natural gas
Into the city, the company proposing to pipe
it from Noblesville. An effort was made to
pass the ordinance at once, but the matter
was finally referred to a special committee,
with power to visit other cities and observe
the workings of gas as fuel, and investigate
the terms on which fuel is furnished. This
action necessarily delays the introduction of
natural gas for some weeks.
Thunder and Hall Storm.
Plymouth, Wis., May 4. A sever
thunder storm accompanied with hail, was
experienced at an early hour yesterday
morning, which was followed by a terrifio
gale, which reached the height of its fury
about noon, during which the Plymouth
house, near the Union depot, was unroofed.
It is probable that other casualties will be
reported later from more distant portions.
Driven to Suicide.
Akron, O., May 4. William Bets,
wealthy citizen, hanged himself yesterday.
He was released from an insane asylum
thirty years ago, and has been sane ever
since, except that he was convinced that
thirty years from the day of his release he
would be returned to the asylum. The idea
worked upon his mind so disastrously that it
trove him to suicide.
Steamer Burned to the Water's Edge.
Bbkboyoan, Wis., May 4. The steamer
J. P. Heath is reported to have burned to
the water's edge and' sunk, a little north of
Centerville, yesterday afternoon. The wheel
man, George Olsen, of this city, was
drowned. The vessel was loaded with a
deck load of hay, ffhich was insured, and
valued at $3,000.
Death of a Prominent Man.
New Youk, May 4. Thomas II. McAvoy,
who for years was superintendent of repairs
and supplies in the department of public
works, and who has figured quite promin
ently in local politics, died Inst night at his
residence in this city. Ho was a member of
the county Democracy and a life-long
Minneapolis, Minn., May 4. A special
from Winning gives the particulars of ra
cent Indian depredations at Medicine Hat.
Shots were exchanged between some settlers
and Indians who were stealing horses. Cat
tie stealing is frequent, and the mou nted po
lice are in pursuit of the thieves.
Cardinal Gibbons Extending His Visit.
New Youk, May 4. A private telegram
brings the information that Cardinal Gib
bons had decided to visit England and Ire
land and possibly other parts of northern
Europe beforo roturuiiig to Ainericu. It is
expected that tho primate will sail for New
York some tune in .Jul v.
Cardinal Gibbons Extending His Visit. [...] FIRE.
Cardinal Gibbons Extending His Visit. [...] FIRE. An Elevator Burns at Louisville, Kentucky
—Other [...] Destroyed.
Louisville, K lay 8. The imi
grain elevator J warehouse of Brown,
Johnson & Ox J j fourteenth and Mapla
streets, burned ol D clock this morning. In
addition, the ,tory elevator of Strater
Bros., nil e loa reight oars, and several
small resident see in the neighborhood
were seriously aged or totally destroyed.
The fire ori-d d in the engine room of
Brown, John ; Co.'s elevator. The mem
bers of the tit ... ,e Joseph Q-. Brown, Nich
olas L. Johnson and Samuel C. Walker. The
warehouse was an extensive one and both it
and the elevator were well filled. Mr.
Johnson said his loss would be heavy, but
he could not even form an estimate. It
would be in the neighborhood of $100,000.
They were insured, he said, in companies
represented by Barbee & Castleman and
Theobald & Young, but not fully. From
another source it was estimated that their
insurance would not amount to over $00,000.
The loss on the Strater elevator will reaon
$75,000 to $S5,U00. This is fully covered br
insurance, $40,000 of which is on the building
and the remainder ou the stock, hi the Scott
ish Union and National, of Edinburgh, and
Lion of Loudon. The building was five stories
high, and was erected in 1883. It was one ot
the finest and perhaps the largest elevator In
the city. Tho loss on the cars will be about
$7,000, and the total loss is roughly estimated
at $300,000, including the residence buildings.
A scarcity of water crippled the fire depart
Fire Caused By a Switch Engine.
Omaha, Neb., May 8. The supply house
of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Omaha railroad, at this place, was burned
last evening. The fire was set by a spark
from a switch engine. The building and 500
barrels of oil and the books aud papers of
the department were destroyed. Loaf
$10,000; fully insured.
Shot By His Own Brother.
Jacksonville, - Fla., May 3. A report
comes from Gainesville of a shooting affray.
About 7 o'clock last evening as Charles Bai
ley was going homo he was attacked by his
own brother, E ldie, who shot him dead.
Five shots were exchanged between the two
brothers, and the assaulting brother waa
dangerously wounded, a ball striking him in
the left breast. Charles Bailey had threat
ened to kill his brother at sight Bad blood
had existed, according to report, between
the two brothers for sometime, and soma
say that E Idio was justified in killing his
brother ou account of the latter's threats.
An Elecric Storm.
DuLtrii, Minn., May 3. One of the most
terrific el.ctric storms known here visited
this city last night. The storm began shortly
after 0 o'clock by a slight rain accompanied
by thunder. In half an hour it had devel
oped iuto a furious rain and hail storm, ac
companied by constant lightning Bashes.
Great hail stones fell. The fury of the storm
lasted nearly half an hour, during which
water ran oil' the hill in torrent, and flooded
the streets and a great many cellars and
Stores on Sujierior street. The dumage must
be at least .jW,oia) in different ports of the
Runaway Horses Cause a Freight Wreck.
Waupaca, Wis., May 3. Saturday night
as a Wisconsin Central freight train was
pulling north through this city, u team
hitchwl to a wagon became frighteued and
ran into the sixth car of the moving train,
resulting in throwing seven cars from the
track and into tho ditch alongside. One of
the horses was killed aud the driver had a
shoulder dislocated. No oue on the train
was injured. It took ten hours to clear the
The President Will Be There.
Niw Haven, Conn., May a. It is now
definitely ascertained that President Cleve
land will come to New Haven on June IT t
attend the dedication of the soldiers' and
sailors' monument. He will be the guest of
Professor Marsh, of the Yale faculty. Ha
will visit Yale college the next day. In the
afternoon he will return to Washington. Ha
will be accompanied by Mrs. Cleveland, sunt
the ladies of this town will probably vis)
with each other in paying her due honor.
Dynamite Bomb Found.
Buffalo, May 3. A car porter of the
Buffalo, New York 8c Philadelphia railroad,
while at work in the Louisiana street yards
yesterday morning found a bomb which la
supposed to be a dynamite bomb. It is about
four inches in diameter and eight Inches long,
and to it was attached a fuse several feet
long running through a cork. The polios
have taken the matter in charge, although
it has been kept very quiet
Consecration of a Bishop.
Hamilton, Ont, May 8. The event la
Roman Catholic circles was the consecration
Sunday morning, at St. Mary's cathedral, of
Rev. Dr. Dowliug, of Paris, Out, bishop of
the diocese of Peterboro, in succession to the
late Bishop Jamot A very large congrega
tion was present including many distin
guished people from abroad. The sermon
was an eloquent effort, preached by Bishop
Cleary, of Kingston.
Six-Day Walking Match.
Philadklphia, May 8. There were thirty-eight
starters in the six-days go-as-you-please
walking match which began here at
midnight. Among them were Vint, Nora
mac, Hughes and Hart Tim Hurst, one of
the contestants, made the first mile in seven
minutes. The prizes amount to $5,000, with
an additional purse of $1,000 for the contest
ant who breaks the sir-day recqri
Three Persons Drowned.
Norwich, Conn., May 3. At Putnam, on
Saturday, a rowboat containing Mrs. Henry
Leury, aged thirty years; Peter Bruso, aged
twelve years, and Sarah McEvoy, aged thir
teen years, were carried over a waterfall.
The dead bodies of the woman and girl have,
been recovered. There is no trace of tha
Prominent Man Dead.
Dktroit, Mich., May 8. Col. Thomas 8.
Sprague, organizer of the Twenty-seventh
Michigan infantry, on the breaking out of tha
war, ex-president of the Toledo & St. Louis
Air Lino, mid tho St. Paul & Iowa railroads,
and leading patent lawyer of Michigan, died -to-day,
aged sixty-four years.
He Broke His Back.
Chicago, May 3. Jacob Tarn, sixty
eight years old, and John Johnson, aged
sixty years, quarreled yesterday morning.
In the struggle Tarn was thrown over a rail
ing into a bosom nit, a distance of fourteen
feet His hack was broken, and he will die,
Johnson wa arrestod. He says he was intoxicated.
An Old Soldier Arrested for Robbery.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 3. John Mo
Ginnis, an old soldier from the Dayton home,
was arrested h -ro Sunday ou the strength of
a letter charging him with having robbed a
companion of $140. Ho was very drunk
when arrested, and had spout -all but $55 of
G. A. R. Reception.
Waynekdi'Ku, O., May 8. A brilllan re
ception was t endered C. H. Jones, vice de
partment continnudor of the Ohio Grand
Army of tiu Republic, iu tho post room upon
bis return home from Springfield, O., Satur