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Terrible Effects of Eire.
Yienna, April *8. —The town of Stiy, in Galisia, has been almost completely de stroyed by fire. The nupaber of houses burned is about 600. Many persons were killed. The inhabitants are destitute. A high wind was blowing and the tire started in several parts of the town at the same time. Une hundred persons were killed in cne street by the falling walls. The town ball, railway station and telegraph office were destroyed. A large number of the wounded were sent to Lemburg, a dis tance of forty-two miles, where the hos pitals are crowded with sufferers. Hun dreds of persons are missing. Lack of water rendered aid by the military futile. Money and food are being collected in the surrounding towns for the sufferers. Vienna, April 19.—The lire at Stry is still raging. The situation there is ap palling. Thousands of the inhabitants are bankrupt. The charred remains of many victims have already been dug out of the ruins. The mayor of the town has sent a telegram to Lomberg asking that troops l*e sent to Stry with appliances to extin guish fire. The damage is estimated at several million florins. The total number dead is now 40. Morst of the victims are children. When the fire at Stry had reached its height the prisons were opened, but the authorities delayed the release of the pris oners too long and fourteen of the unfor tunate inmates were burned to death. In the suburbs of the town all was confusion. The peasants looted houses and shops after conflicts with their owners, some of whom, in their dispair, committed suicide. The gale was so severe that sparks were carried three miles and set lire to a number of huts occupied by the peasantry. The Em peror has donated $2.500 for the the relief of the sufferers. The latest estimates of the fatalities at Stry are placed at 100 including 50 child ren supposed to have been burned to death iu the school house. When the fire com menced the bulk of the inhabitants were absent at a fete, and on their* return they were so completely dazed by the calamity that the conflagration was allowed to pro ceed unchecked. The Canada Flood. Montreal, April 19.—The tlood appears to be slowly abating and the conditions in this city have not materially chauged. From Mount Royal away to the southwest across the river the village Laprairie is seen to be apparantly surrounded by water. All down the south shore of the river to St. Lambert the houses stand with water all around them. The river front of St Lamliert cannot be seen for the ice, which is piled up to the very doors of the houses facing the river. On this side of the river, from the foot of the rapids down to the Hochelaga river, seems to be over its banks. All of Point St. Charles seems to be under water, and every street in the lower part of the city running parallel with the line of vision, is the Canal river, which is clear of ice from a short distance above the bridge, but from the bridge east ward until the river is lost to sight, there is a complete block of ice. The ice seems to be piled the highest between the Hoch laga and Longquenit. The Meno island appears to lie completely submerged, only two of the upper stones of the convent appearing above water. Assassinated. Madrid, April 18.—At 10:30o'clock this morning while the Bishop of Madrid was ascending the steps f ading to the en trance of the Cathedral he was shot with a revolver by a priest standing at the top of the steps, the ball entering his abdomen. This was followed by another shot, which wounded the bishop in the side, where upon the wounded mau fell on the steps. The priest then descended the steps and fired still another shot, which took effect in the bishop's thigh. The bishop was l>orne in an unconscious condition to a pri vate chamtier in the cathedral, where the last sacraments for the dying were ad ministered to him. The priest was ar rested. Being l'afcn Sunday, the cathedral was more than usually crowded by worship pers, and when the fearful work of the priest was realized a furious mob followed the carriage in which he was conveyed to prison by the gen d'armes, whose presence alone prevented his being lynched. The motive for the crime was revenge. The man who fired the shots was recently dis missed from the priesthood and had fruit lessly applied to the bishop to be reinstat ed. Queen Christine has inquired as to the bishop's condition. The Pope has tele graphed his blessing. The bishop is still alive. The priest has made an attempt to commit suicide. Madrid, April 19.—The Bishop of Madrid, who was shot several times yester day by a priest, has died of his injuries. An autopsy will be made on the body of the late bishop to-morrow, after which it will be embalmed and removed to the episcopal palace, where it will lie in state. The remains will lie interred in San Isidero church. Mrs. Bartlett Acquitted. London, April 17.—The verdict in the Bartlett case was applauded by the spec tators. The defense presented two argu ments which seem to have operated upon the jury with irresistible strength in favor of Mrs. Bartlett. The first was based on the undisputable fact that Mrs. Bartlett retained the chloroform bottle for a long time after her husband's death. It was argued that this could not bava been so if Mrs. Bartlett had ^administered the fatal drug. And it was contended that the prisoner, it she had killed her husband, would have taken every pains to remove the evidence of her crime. Besides this it was shown that Mrs. Bartlett was very anxious to have a post mortem made on the remains in order to ascertain exactly the cause of the death, and that she author ized the expenditure of any amount of money to secure the best medical talent to make an autopsy for the purpose of putting the case beyond a doubt. From this it was inferred that her motive was to es tablish* her innocence above all cavil. When these facts were impressed on the jury they gave the benefit of any doubt to the prisoner, as instructed by the court to do. Parnell's Thanks. Detroit, April 16.—The following cablegram was received in this city to-day: London, April 16,1886. Jit t. Chas. O'Reilly , Treasurer Irish National League, Detroit : 1 thank you for your encouraging mes sage advising the dispatch of the magnifi cent subscription of Ü 12,000. We here at tach no credence whatever to the state ment recently cabled from America as to the existence of any ill leeling on the part of the National League of America or its leaders toward our movement. We have the utmost confidence in the leaders of the American League. We value their execu tion and help highly. We trust that your organization may maintain and extend its intluence and high efficiency until victory to the Irish cause is secured. (Signed) PARNEI.I.. Failed. London, April 20.—The Land Develop ment Association, Limited, of No. 6, Great Winchester street, failed. Their liabilities amount to $500,000. Emancipation Anniversary Trouble. Washington, April 16.—To-day was the '24th anninersarv of the emancipation of slaves in the District of Columbia, and the event was celebrated in a somewhat unusual manner. The colored people dis agreed among themselves as to hew the celebration should be conducted, and as a result divided into two factions, one head ed by W. C. Chace, editor of a colored newspaper, and the other by Perry Carson, who was a delegate to the last Republican National Convention. Each party made elaborate arrangements for the parade and public meeting at night, and each en deavored to excel the display of the other. The Chace party completed its programme first and managed to secure for their par ade the services of the principal colored military organizations of the district and three colored companies from Baltimore, besides several social organizations. The Carson procession did not include as many military companies, but it had more bands of music and was particularly strong in civic organizations, the most of which were the hod carriers' union and employes of brick yards. Each procession contained several wagon loads of women, dressed in white and colored dresses, representing the Goddess of Liberty, Queen of May, etc. The Carson procession also had wagons on which was a U. S. yacht, borrowed from the navy for the occasion and which was christened W. C. Whitney, in honor of the Secretary of the navy. Party feeling ran high, and it was feared that trouble would ensue in case the two processions should come together. Fortunately nothing of the kind occurred. The two processions formed in different sections of the city, and al though both had selected pretty much the same line of march, they moved over it at different times and without collision. In view of the lack of harmony between the two parties, the President positively re fused to review either procession. Both passed in front of the White House, but mounted policement guarded the gates and prevented them entering the grounds. The President, through his private secretary, bad previously notified the chairman of the opposing committees that it would give him pleasure to accept an invitation to re view one procession in which all could amicably participate, but that be could not take sides in quarrels, and therefore de clined to accept either invitation to review the parties. A strong effort was made to reconcile the differences between the two factions and have them unite in one dem onstration so as to seccre the honor of the President's recognition, but without suc cess. • ! Readjustment of Postmasters' Sal Washington, April 17.—The Post master General has written to a member of the House committee on postoffices and post roads a letter urging that Congress definitely and unmistakeable declare the purpose and intent of the so-called Spauld ing Act for the readjustment of salaries of postmasters who served between 1864 and 1884. When this act was passed in 1883 its true intent and meaning was a matter of great doubt and perplexity. Postmaster General Gresbam studied it carefully and wrote an elaborate opinion upon ii. He also called upon Attorney Geneaal Brewster for the construction of the law. The inter pretation placed upon the law by the Attorney General formed the basis of a mode of readjustment adopted by the department. This mode has given great dissatisfaction to most of the 29,000 ex postmasters, who supposed the law to mean one thing while the officials construed it to mean another. They are pouring their complaints into Congress and demanding that the method of readjustment be changed. Postmaster General Vilas has thus far pursued the method adopted by his predecessor. He did not feel author ized to change the rule in view of the fact that the Forty-eighth Congress appropriat ed nearly a quarter of a million dollars to pay the readjustments under the rule adopted. Up 'to March 19 some 24,875 cases have been reviewed, and of this num ber 9,S58 claims were allowed, the aggre gate of allowances being $548,874. The claims disallowed 15,158 and the claimants mostly claim that under their interpreta tion of the act something would be found due them. Claims numbering 3,823, calling for an appropriation of $291,282 have been reported to Congress to be provided for in the deficiency bill. It is suggested that it Congress does not ratify the present method of readjustment it should suspend action on an appropriation for these claims as a change of the rule of readjustment will work great confusion and compel a review and readjustment of the claims already allowed as the expenditure of over three-fourths of a million under the construction of the law now followed is not likely to put a quietus to those claims. The department is desirous that Congress make plain a very complicated and complexing piece of legislation. The resolution is pending be fore Congress declaring the Postmaster's view of this law as a true construction. A bill is also pending notifying the action taken under Attorney General Brewster's interpretation of the Spaulding act and instructing the department to continue to follow it Congressional Labor Committee. Washington, April 18.—All of the members of the select committee on the labor troubles except Mr. Stewart, of Ver mont, who is on a leave of absence, were present at this afternoon's meeting. After a short discussion of the best means of pursuing the inquiry, the committee re solved to subpoena Messrs. Gould, Hopkins, Powderly and McDowell. The committee is anxious to secure all the correspondence passing between these gentlemen in rela tion to the Southwestern strike, and will begin its investigation here Tuesday with the examination of Messrs. Powderly and McDowell, who will be followed Wednes day and Thursday by Jay Gould and A. L. Hopkins. The committee is disposed to report at an early day, but is determined to make the investigation thorough and impartial. Mailway Affairs. Washington, April 19.—Delegate Carr to-day introduced a bill to authorize the Union Pacific Kailway Co. to make run ning or traffic arrangements »with or be come a lessee of any railroad which con nects with its lines of railway. The privi lege is granted upon the following condi tions : First. That the arrangement shall be approved by at least two-thirds of the Union Pacific directory, including three of the government directors. Second. That if, after an examination by an officer of the Interior Department, it shall be found that the arrangement does not impose upon the Union Pacific a pecuniary obligation per annum exceeding five per cent, of what the officer finds to be the cost in cash per mile of railroad and property of the other contracting party. Confirmations. Washington, April 19.—J. Whittaker, collector of internal revenue for the district of Oregon. T. Jenning, Indian agent Green Bay, Wis. F. F. Clausen, assayer, New Orleans. The Examinait«« of Grand Master Powderly. Washington, April 20.—The special committee of the House of Representatives to inquire into the labor difficulties in the Southwest held its first public session to day. Tb« committee consists of ex-Gov. Curtin, chairman, and Messrs* Burnes of Missouri; Crain, Texas ; Outhwaite, Ohio ; Parker, of New York, and Buchanan, of New Jersey. Among the persons in at tendance were: As representatives of the Knights of Labor, Powderly, Hayes, Mc Dowell and Fred. Turner. As Representa tives of the railroad interest, Wager Swayne, as counsel. Representatives of the Women's League of America, Mrs. Charlotte Smith and three other ladies. A corps of stenographers are on hand and will make a full report of the proceedings for the railroad companies. Mr. Powderly was the first witness. While I was in the West, said Mr. Powderly, I heard from the men of little abuses which I do not think the Manager of the Missouri Pacific Railway knew anything about. Along the Iron Mountain road they have a system of taking 25 cents per month from the wages of the men who receive a dollar a day and 50 cents from the wages of men who re ceive $2 a day, and so on in proportion, for what they call the hospital fund. The men claim that as soon as they are taken sick they are discharged and are denied the right of entering the hospital. Then there are instances, which can be proved, where men have made contracts to buy land from the railroad company on regu lar yearly installments, and where having paid all but the last installment they were discharged from the employment of the company. In that section of the country it is different from the East ; men cannot go into the next town and get a situation. The consequence has been, in at least one particular case, a man was obliged to re main idle so long that he lost his property The men claim there are several instances of that kind. Chairman—Can you have witnesses called before this committee to show these facts ? Powderly—Undoubtedly, if I am cor rectly informed. Mr. Buchanan—In your inquiries you have found that these causes of discontent existed? Mr. P.—Yes. Chairman—Will you state the purpose of the organization of the Knights oi Labor; whether its purposes are protection to the interests of labor, and whether it is peace ful in all its actions ? Mr. P.—The aim of the organization of the Knights of Labor is to benefit the laborer and to secure a better feeling be tween him and his employer. All our methods are peaceful. We never counsel anything of a violent nature. A member of the rganization may once in a while commit acts of violence. We cannot help that. Its a matter beyond our control, because w hen men feel they have endured a wrong there is no law which can properly restrain them. Chairman—Do I understand that the Knights of Lador as an organization do protect labor, not only on railroads, but in mines and factories. do Mr. P.—We attempt to do that. Our association is intended to be a national one. We aim at having our members study the conditions by which they are surrounded, not only their own conditions, but those of the men for whom they work. Mr. Buchanan—In order to pave the way to intelligent action. Mr. P.—Yes Sir, I have claimed that it is.no more than right for both to meet on equal terms and to have a thorough under standing of the wants of each other, and it seems to me that until they do that they cannot properly fix up their differ ences. Chairman.—I do not ask you to divulge any of the secrets of the K. of L., but you have stated that the objects of the society are to protect the labor of the country so far as possible against the exactions of in corporated capital. Mr. P.—We protect not only the labor of the country but aim to protect manufactur ers as well. We desire that manufacturers shall be in such a condition that they will be able to pay good wages. We have no quarrel with legitimate enterprise. II you discover that members of the K. of L. along the railroads have violated the laws of the land or its own laws ( and the committee will discover that fact) we will be as ready to assist in punishing them as we are in upholding their rights. When I said I was willing to expose everything in connection with the organization if those who manage railroads, or if one man in particular would examine the thing and would report fairly and truthfully, I have no objection to showing up everything connected with its organization, its secrets and pass words and everything else. I am willing to lay every thing before the committee and before the world. I want it understood that so far as the executive board is concerned, I have from over four thousand assemblies letters of endorsement of the secret circular of mine which (since it was issued) has been made public. These endorsements bear me out in what I have said. You can under stand from the tenor of the circular the character of our organization. When I stated that our organization was willing to meet our contestants before the courts, I had no idea* that I was making a wrong statement. I believe that the law of the land is higher than any organization, and that when a man violates the law of the land, either as a K. of L., or as a private citizen, or as a member of a corporation, he should be punished for it, and that his con nection with an organization should be no shield for him. I have thought on the other hand that a man who violates the law and who is worth millions of dollars, should suffer the same as the poor work man. I have made that statement and people have seen fit to see in it an invita tion to anarchy. If that is anarchy, in the name of God what is law ? Mr. Burns—The country generally, and 1 doubt not properly, seems to place a good deal of confidence in your integrity, your intelligence and your patriotism. Being disposed to consider the questions practi cally, I ask if you have given thought to the question of a legislative remedy for the evils to which you have alluded. Mr. P.—I have never worked it out properly. I have thought it over, but have not followed it to its conclusion. Mr. Burns—Will you be able during the sitings of this committee to give us your views on the question of a remedy for the wrongs. ? Mr. P.—How long is this committee likely to sit? Chairman—About two months. Mr. P.—I think I will be able, because in that time you will have an official declaration from the chiet men of our or ganization on that point Mr, Burns—I would suggest further that it may be well to consider what in your judgment can be constitutionally done and what might be done and what ought to be done by amendments to the constitution. Mr. P.—I shall do so and I thank you for the suggestion. Mr. Crain—I find it stated in the bill of grievances produced by you that the men asked for redress time and time again, but in vain ; that the executive committee of the Knights of Labor sought to settle the matter, and that the reply of the general superintendent of the Missouri Pacific railway, refusing to agree to the conference as proposed, can be produced. Mr. P.—Yes. I am told also that along the Iron Mountain railway and other roads in parts of Texas superintendents and foremen are interested .in the company stores, and that the men are compelled to deal in these stores. The employes are not told in so many words that they must deal there, but they are reminded that it is to their interest to do so. If a murmur of complaint is to reach the ear of the president it must go through the superin tendent, and the man will be discharged as soon as he utters a word of complaint. Those whose money is invested in the retail trade know nothing about this. In many places double prices are charged in these stores. Mr. Buchanan—Will you be able to fur nish specific instances Of this kind ? Mr. P.—The committee will find proofs of all these things. The men also com plain that covict8 are brought from peni tentiaries in Texas to work on railroads, and that striped suits may be seen side by side with honest labor in track repairing. That statement has been made to me by members of the committee. Mr. B.—You promised to furnish the committee with some view as to the legis lative remedy for the troubles of the kind now existing. Will you also, in consider ing that question, take into view the complex nature of this government and the divided responsibility between federal and State legislation so as to make your suggestion such as the national legislation can duly act upon ? Mr. P.—I will do so. Mr. C.—What is the principle of the organization known as the K. of L. ? Mr. P.—Our organization aims to settle all differences by arbitration and reconcili ation, and that is one cause why we have difficulty in managing it. It was never thought of until recently that our organi zation should have anything to do with strikes, and so we look on boycotting as some thing we have never legislated on but once, and that was to restrain it, and our re straining influence will go still further. Mr. C.—Then the principleon which your organization is based is that of bringing capital and Labor into closer relations ? Mr. P.—Yes. Mr. C.—Did this strike go into effect on the authority of the district assemblies or on that of the general organization ? Mr. P.—Our general organization has never given its general officers any power over the question of strikes. At this point the committee adjourned. ** WASHINGTON, April 21.—The iabor in vestigation committee held a meeting at 11:30 a. m. Wilson McDowell, manufac turer of machinery, but a Knight of Labor ,said that organigation was to elevate its members by helping them to educate themseves by helping them to save that which the average workman has wasted through bad habits, and to lift him from the condition into which be has fallen through such habits, and make him there after the employer instead of the employee. Chairman—Are there any injunctions by the Knights of Labor under which the public could not know all you stated ? I don't understand that there is any thing in the rules of our organization which prohibits any member from telling just the facts that have been brought out by your question. In response to a question by Crain, wit ness read a statement concerning all the details of the attempt to arbitrate between the Knights of Labor and the Missouri Pacific. He read letters which passed be tween those gentlemen on March 27th and which have already been published. A GREA T RESERVOIR BREAKS. A Sweep of Destruction and Death. Pittsfield, Mass.. April 20—At 6 o'clock this morning the village of East Lee was inundated and devastated by the breaking away of the dam at the Mud Pond reser voir, Mountain Lake, about two and a half miles from the village. Thejpond cov red many acres of swamp and was increased from its original size by extensive dams, built by a club of manufacturers as a stor age place for water. East Lee, whose half dozen paper mills are situated on the stream, received its first news of the acci dent when the flood came pouring down its streets, the water being from 4 to 6 feet deep and bringing with it trees, portions of houses, barns, fences, wagons and every form of movable property. The people that fled to the slopes of the valley, down which the torrent was pouring, saw houses moved and toppled about like chips on the river. The flood swept past East Lee and wei t on down the road, destroying gardens lawns, fences, and moving smaller build ings. It had not power, however, to wreck utterly the larger houses, though the dam age will amount to many thousands of dol lars. As soon as possible people went up the line of the flood towards the pond and found the river worse as they approached the starting point of the torrent. Fortu nately the track of the flood was in a sparsely inhabited country, but what de struction there was for it to do in wrecking three or four houses along its way was thoroughly accomplished. Much stock be sides property is lost. Explorers have al ready found the bodies of eleven persons and are searching for others. The scene is one of terrible desolation. The bodies re covered and identified thus far are as fol lows : Mr. White, wife and two daughters. Mr. King and wife, and Mr. King's son and wife. Three persons who were living in the track of the flood are missing. White's carriage shops are destroyed. The Harrison Garfield paper mill is undermined. Deck er's, Yerran's, and Gilmore's paper mills are also badly damaged. John McLaughlin's machine shops are totally wrecked. Disastrous Prairie Fire. Webster, Dak., April 20. —On Saturday afire swept over the prairie in Lynn, Lake township, taking the farm of Mrs. Dolli ger in its track. Only that lady and her mother were at home. Both rushed out and attempted to rescue the stock from the barn. While the old lady was engaged trying to lead out a horse one end of the roof fell in, filling the inside with smoke which suffocated her, and she sank to the ground. Mrs. Dolliger went tôlier mother's assistance and by an almost superhuman effort succeeded in getting her out, but the vital spark had fled, and only the charred and blackened face remained to tell the story. Mrs. Dolliger was so badly burned that death was only a question of a few hours. A span of horses and five or six head of cattle were ourned together with the dwelling and all household effects. The son, who was at Bristol during the fire, returned only in time to find his mother dead and his sister so badly burned that her recovery was impossible, and his home a heap of charred and blackened ruins. So great was the shock that it is feared his mind will give away. Every thing that help an<^ sympathy could sug gest was done by the neighbors to alleviate the sufferings of Miss Dolliger and her al most crazy brother. Appointed Senator. Nashville, Tenn., April 16.—Governor Bates has just appointed W. E. Whitehorne to succeed Howell E. Jackson as United States Senator. Stocks. New York, April 15.—Government boBds dull and steady. The publication this morning of the Gonld-Powderly cor respondence, with implied threats of the latter in case his demands were not acced ed to, had a depressing effect upon stocks. There were slow and gradully yielding changes in quotations almost from the opening to the close, resulting in an aver age decline of about 1 per cent. In this decline Gould stocks were conspicuous. Western Union selling from 66* to 64J and closing j higher. The l n ion Pacific is down lj and the Missouri Pacific U. Pacific Mail, Northern Pacific preferred and Lake Shore are also lower and St. Paul î. New York, April 16.—Stocks continue dull and drooping. The market opened from I to \ lower and futures declined from \ to |, but the extreme fluctuations were generally within 1 per cent. On a slight rally during the forenoon higher prices were reached and the lowest quotations were made generally in the last hour, from which there was a small reaction and again a downward tendency at the close. The general weakness of the market is attri buted to tb' unsettled condition of railroad traffic, growing out of the strike already in existence and those that are threatened. New York, April 19.—Governments steady. Stocks were without a feature. Everything is waiting for some definite news regarding the strikes in this city and elsewhere. The reports from the west were unfavorable, showing that the strike was extending in certain localities, but the prices yielded only moderately. The ex treme fluctuations for the day were gener ally within the range of 1 per cent., and closing prices show losses of Live Stock. Chicago, April 14.—Cattle—Receipts, 6,300; shipping steers, firstname.lastname@example.org; Stockers and feeders, email@example.com. Sheep—Receipts, 2,000 ; steady ; natives, 2.50(5,6 ; Texans, 2.50(54-25. Chicago, April 15.—Cattle—Receipts, 8200; shipments, 2500; active, a shade lower; shipping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds. 4(5,6-35; stockers and feeders, firstname.lastname@example.org; mixed, 1(5 4. Sheep—Receipts, 4000 ; steady ; natives, 2.50(56. Chicago, April 16.—Cattle—Receipts, 8.000 ; slow and a shade lower. Shipping steers, 4.35(5*6 ; stockers and feeders, 2.75 @4 50; through Texas cattle, 4 25(5,5. Sheep — Receipts, 2,000; steady and rather weak. Natives. 2.25(5. 4. Chicago, April 19.—Cattle—Receipts, 7.000 ; slow and steady ; Shipping steers. 950(5.1,500 lbs, 4.20(55.85; stockers and feeders,2.50@ 4 GO. Sheep—Receipts, 4,800; weak and lower; natives, 2.50(55.75. « Drover's Journal's cattle reports, Liver pool—Cattle market 1c lower; liest American steers 13c dressed. Chicago, April 20.—Catfle—Receipts, 6200; steady ; shipping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds, 4.20(5)5 90; stockers and feeders. 2.50(54.60 ; through Texas cattle, corn fed, 4.40(54.95. Sheep—Receipts, 210; slow and weak; natives, 2.50(5 5.80: Texans, 2@4. Wool Market. Philadelphia, April 20.—Wool—Dull and nominal ; Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia medium 33(534 ; New York, Michigan, Indiana and western medium and coarse 32(544 ; medium washed comb ing and delaine34(5,35 ; medium unwashed combing and delaine 35(5 36.; New York, April 20.—Domestic fleeces 27(5)36 ; pulled 14(533. Clearing House Report. Boston, April 18.—The table compiled from the special dispatches to the Post from the managers of the leading clearing houses in the United States shows that the gross bank exchanges for the week ending April 17th were $881,526,084. Bank Statement. New York, April 17. — The weekly bank statement shows a reserve decrease for the week of $833,000. The banks now hold $14,723,000 dollars in access of legal requirements. Price of Sugar Advanced. San Francisco, April 19. —The Cali fornia refinery to-day advanced the prices of all grades of sugar three-eighths of a cent. Business Troubles. New York, April 16.—The business failures in the United States and Canada for the past seven days were 182 against 215 the previous week. Bond Call. Washington, April 20.—The following is a description of all the bonds called ; Three per cent, bonds issued under the act of Congress approved July 12, 1882, and numbered as follows : $50, original num ber 271 to original number 274, both in clusive; $100, original number 2,007 to original number 2,048, both inclusive, and original number 9,917 to original num ber 9,921, both inclusive; $500, original number 908 to 921, both inclusive, and original number 4,219 to original number 4,223, both inclusive ; $1,000, original num ber 7,336 to original number 7,659, both inclusive, and original number 23,712 to original number 23,719, both inclusive; $10,000, original number 13,625 to original □umber 14,596, both inclusive. Total, $ 10 , 000 , 000 . New Cable Rates. London, April 17.—A conference of rep resentatives of the Anglo-American Tele graph company as 1 esses of the American Cable company, was held yesterday when it was-decided that on and after May 1 the cable rates to and from all places in the United States east of the 97th parallel of longitude to all places in Great Britpin, France and Germany shall be twelve cents per word by the cables of the company. Commissioners Appointed. Washington, April 16.—The President has appointed E. Prentis Bailey, of Utica, N. Y., Thos. N. White, Hernado, Wis., and L. G. Kinne, Toledo, Ohio, commissioners to inquire into and report upon the forty miles of railroad constructed by the North ern Pacific railroad company in the Yaki ma Valley on the Cascade branch of said company's road in Washington Territory. Union Pacific Directors. Washington, April 16.—The President has appointed Frederick K. Condirt, of New York, Franklin MacVeagh, of Chicago, Edward Alexander, of Angnsta, Ga., Mar cus A. Hanna, of Cleveland, and James W. Savage, of Omaha, government directors of the Union Pacific railway. Advance in Wages. Pittsburg, April 20.—A Mt. Pleasant special to the Dispatch says : This evening the Coke syndicate caused to be posted throughout the Connellsville region a notice voluntarily advancing the wages of miners and coke drawers from five to six teen per cent after May 1st The increase affects all of the 10,000 men who took part in the recent successful strike. SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, AND HOUSE FU RNISHIN G GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. Consults in English. Consulte in Italia no. Consultirt in Deutsch. Des Consultations en Français. Consultiieione* en Fspauol. Dr. de Freye, Deutscher Arzt. Attending in person In hi. Western office, in Helena, M. T. The Well-known Specialist, for diseases of the Eye, Ear, Catarrh. CHRONIC AND PRIVATE DISEASES OF BOTH SEXES. Late Surgeon F. army ; late Professor of Surgery, late Dean of Faculty. 8. F. Cal.; Memlier of New York Medical Society, etc., etc., etc. Dr. de Freye, a regularly educated and legally qualified physician (three diplomas) by merit of his experience in the leading hospitals of Europe • Paris, Berlin, Vienna) has succeeded in curing many cases pronounced incurable by others. Thorough eure in all private diseases, recent or chronic, weakness peculiar to men. discharges, loss of procreative power, impotency, etc. Long experience and unparalleled success in diseases peculiar to the female sex. In the Majority of cases one Interview will soffice. «^•Sufferers are invited to call, investigate my views and obtain my opiuion before giving up in despair. CORTSUIjTATION free. Office- hours: From 1») to 4 o'clock daily. I Maint Louis Hotel. Rooms S, ? ami ». Main " " 7 to 9 o'clock, evening. street. P. O. Lock Box 758. | Private entrance on Jackson street, near P. O. d<fcwtf-mh31 WHITE GOODS. We are showing by far the largest and best se lected line of White Goods ever shown in Helena. White Embroidered Swiss Robes from $2.25 to $20. Beige " " " li $5 to $20. White and Colored Embroidery from 3c. to $3. Colored Swiss with Embroidery and Laces to match. White and Colored Dotted Swiss. White, Cream and Beige dress goods with embroidery to match. An elegant line of White, Colored and Black Laces, all widths. White and Cream India Linen. Cream Batiste with embroiderys to match. Helena, April 9,1886. VAN WART & CO. N. B.—Our Dress Goods and Silk Departments are the most complete in the city. It DREW & CO. (Successors to Nick Millen.) Dealers in BOOTS AND SHOES. Main Street, Helena. Carry a stock of Goods that has no equal in the Territory. Special attention ajiven to orders from th rt "ountry. SATISFACTION OUR MOTTO. c<iwtf-n7 4000 Rolls New Wall Paper, with Borders and Centers to match, just received at -A-. P. CURTIN'S. FOR 30 DATS. In order to mabe room for immense stock to arrive. I will, for SPOT Cl ASH. make SPECIAL PRICES in Furniture. Carpela and Honne Fum ing Goods. An examination of Ntock and price* solicited. Very Respectfully, A. P. CURTIN. Salesrooms on Jackson Street, opposite new Postoffice. _ 6 « V® GREGOR^ -SEED AtalogM 1886 FAIR*»SQUARE DEALING. Believing that if a man has dealt squarely with bis fellow inen ms patrons are his best advertisers, 1 invite all to wake inquiry of the character ot my seeds among over a million of Farmers, Gardeners and Planters who have used them during the past thirty years. Raising a large portion ot the seed sold, (few seedsmen raise the seed they sell) I was the first seedsman in the United States to warrant (as per catalogue) their purity and freshness. 41 y £,^_L p P e,a ,V le , a,ld Flower Seed Catalogue for 1886 will be sent FKEE to all w ho write for it. Among an immense variety, my friends will find m it (and in none other) a new drumhead Cab hatre. just about ns earl v a« Henderson's, but nearly twice aa loi»® I JamraJ.n. Gregory, Marblehead, " weow-febl ltoap6 Transportation ol Foreign Mails. Washington, April 19.— In the House, Burrows, (Mich.) introduced a bill to pro vide for the transportation of foreign mails. It directs the Postmaster General, before the first of July, 1886, and every five years thereafter, to enter into contracts with the lowest responsible bidder, at a rate not ex ceeding 50 cents per mile on outward trips of actual nautical miles traveled between the terminal points, for the transportation of mails for the United States between any port of the United States and any port of the Pacific and South Atlantic oceans, Gulf of Mexico and Carribean Sea. The ships shall be of American register and manned by American crews. The contracts shall extend for a term of five years and all ves sels so engaged shall, in Itime of war, be subject to purchase or charter by the United States at reasonable rates. The President is authorized to enter into a treaty of ne gotiations with the governments of the several countries of Central and South America, Asia and the islands of the Pacific lor concerted support of such steamship mail facilities as may be established. Interfered With. 'York, April 21.—About 6 o'clock, r red. May thes, a non-union driver, in going to work was interfered with by John Alli son, a union driver. May thes drew a re vod er. Both men were arrested and taken to the 59th street station and the revolver was found to be not loaded and also broken so as to be useless. Both prisoners will be bronght into coart to-day. The Millionaire's Injury ràT 1°*«' AprU 21 ~Tbe condition of Chiu les Crocker, injured by overturning of his wagon yesterday, is about the same, perhaps slightly better. 1 he Eight Hour Movement. Chicago, April 19.—The eight hour committee of the Trade aud Labor Assem bly to-day issued a circular to all trade and labor associations ol' Chicago and vicinity announcing that May 1st has been set apart for the general inauguration of the eight hour system, and that the trade assemblies of Chicago being the most in fluential body of organized labor west of New York city, it was natural that the working people and public should hold it responsible in a great measure for the suc cess or failure of the eight hour move ment; that there is a uniform understand ing among the different unions to accept a corresponding reduction in wages if neces sary to bring the eight hour system into operation, and advising all trades which have not yet completed their arrange ments to elect suitable committees and prepare for a mutual solution of the ques tion at the time mentioned. Northern Pacific Lands. Washington, April 19— Senator Dolph to-day reported favorably from the com mittee on pub.tc lands a bill to forfeit all the lands which appertain to and are con tinuous with but part of the Northern Pa cific main line which extends from Wallula Junction, Washington Territory, to Port land, Gregon, except such lauds as apper tain to the branch line across the Cascade Mountains. The bill also provides that where persons are now in possession of lands forfeited by the bill, under a deed secured from the railroad company, they shall have the right to purchase the lands from the United States in quantities not exceeding 320 acres for $1.25 per acres.