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The Senate Passes a Pension
Bill for Mexican Veterans. The Senate Cuts Down Spark's Persecution Fund. .Mexican W ar Pension Bill Passed by the Senate. Washington, July 12.—The bill as passed directs the Secretary of the Interior to place on the pension roll the names of surviving officers and enlisted men, includ ing marines, militia and volunteers, who being duly enlisted actually served sixty days with the army or navy of the United States in Mexico, or on the coasts or fron tier thereof, or on the route thereto, in the war with that nation, or who were actually engaged in battle in said war and were honorably discharged, and their surviving widows (provided that such widows have not remarried, and provided that every such officer, enlisted man or widow who is or may become sixty years of age, who is or may become subject to any disability or dependence equivalent to some cause recog nized by the pension laws as sufficient rea son for the allowance of pension) shall be entitled to the benefit of the act ; except where such disability or dependency was incurie« in aiding or abetting the late re bellion. Tensions are to lie $8 a month, payable only after the passage of the act. The law is not applicable to persons al ready receiving pensions at or over that rate, and where persons (entitled under this law I are already receiving pensions less than $8 a month the pension shall only be for the difference up to $8. Sundry Civil Appropriation Kill. Washington. July 12.—The sundry civil appropriation bill was reported to the Senate this evening by Âllison. The fol lowing are some of the principal c hanges made in the House bill by the Senate com mittee on appropriations : For public buildings—Denver, Colorado, stricken out. The provision in the House bill relating to silver certificates was amended to read as follows] "That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and requir ed to issue silver certificates in denomina tions of $1, $2 and $5, and the eilver cer tificates herein authorized shall be receiv able, redeemable and payable in like man ner and for like purposes as provided for silver certificates by the act of February, 1873, entitled, 'An act to authorize the coinage of standard silver dollars and to restore its legal tender character,' provided that said denominations of $1, $2 and $5 may be issued in lieu of silver certificates of large denominations in the treasury, and to that extent the said certificates of larger denominations shall be cancelled and destroyed." Appropriations—$50,000 is made for de tecting and bringing to trial violators of the internal revenue laws. The appropria tion for the navy yard at Mare Island, Cal., is increased from $191,000 to $213,000. The appropriation for the protection of public lands from fraudulent entry is re duced from $90,( 00 to $00,000. The ap oropriation for the construction of build ings, etc., at military posts is increased from $178,000 to $250,000. An appropria tion of $50,000 is made for an industrial home in Utah, designed as a place of refuge lor women who desire to escape from polygamy. Appropriation Recommended. Washington, July 12.—The committee on appropriations recommends that an amendment, relative to the publication of the records of the war of the rebellion, and providing that the evidence taken by the court martial on the trial of Fitz John Porter together with the report thereon by Judge Holt to President Lincoln, shall be printed in connection with the matter al ready printed, concerning the proceedings of said court martial be concurred in with an amendment, providing for the printing of aDy paper on behalf of the defense in that court martial directly connected with the proceedings of the same, and contempor aneous therewith which have not been already published. The Republicans desired to concur in these Senate amendments without amend ment, and a motion to this effect having been defeated, thev manifested some dis position to filibuster, but finally allowed the recommendation of the committee to be agreed to with the understanding that a yea and nay vote shold be taken upon it in the House. The Senate amendment, in creasing from $4000 to $5000 the salaries of the commissioners of pensions and patents were concurred in. The considera tion of the amendments was complete in the committee, but pending action the House adjourned. Bills Introduced in the House. Washington, July 12.—Under the call of States the following bills were intro duced and referred : By Wheeler, of Alabama—Declaring it to be the sense of the House that Congress should not adjourn until it had enacted a law appropriating a portion of the surplus money in the treasury to assist the States in the great work of education. By lioltertson, of Kentucky—Appropri ating $10,000 lor the érection of a granite shaft to mark the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. By Lovering, of Massachusetts (by re quest)—To alKilish the importation of Italian or other slaves or laborers under contract and held to involuntary servitude into the United States. Yoorhees, of Washington Territory, from the committee on public lands, re ported a bill permitting all persons who have lost homestead rights to make new entries. Demand lor Subsidiary Silver Coin. Washington, July 12.—The Acting Secretary of the Treasury to-day sent to the Senate a letter from the Treasurer of the United States, recommending that the sum appropriated for recoinage of gold and silver eoiu for the current year be in creased from $10,000 to $30,000. In his letter the Treasurer says: The demand for subsidiary silver coin is largely in ex cess of the supply in the treasury offices and mints, and is increasing. Pardoned by the President. Washington, July 12.—The President has pardoned R. Porter Lee, now confined in the Buffalo penitentiary for embezzle ment. Postal Atiairs. Washington, July 11.—The Postmaster General has, in compliance with petitions signed by large numbers of business men in numerous cities, amended the postal laws so as to prevent the transmission thjpugh the mails within the United and Territories of liquids liable to explo sion, or spontaneous combustion, or igni tion by shock or jar and not inflammable; soft-soap pastes, confections, ointments, salves, and articles of similar consistency under certain conditions, insuring safety to other mail matter in transmission. The Pension Vetoes. Washington, July 7.—In the House to-day, Bragg said he he was glad to find that at last there was a man in the execu tive chair who had the nerve and courage to place his hand upon legislation when he thought it improper, whether it were pen sion or railroad legislation. [Applause on the Democratic side.] Mr. Burrows' motion to instruct was lost—yeas 109, nays 134—and the message was referred to the committee on invalid pensions. The next message was one vetoing the bill granting a pension to Catherine F. McCarthy. Watson moved its reference to the com mittee on invalid pensions. Browne moved for instructions requiring the committee to report it back on or be fore Monday next. Browne criticised the action of the President, and invoked God's mercy on the man who had the heart to veto a bill for the relief of the widow of a man who died in the line of duty to his country. He sarcastically reflected upon the manner in which the experienced sol dier commander-in-chief of the army treated his comrades. His Excellency be longed to that class of men who (hiring the war were afraid of nothing but^dan ger, but now he stood valorously armed cap-a-pie , with vetoes in his hand between unfortunate soldiers and the treasury of the United States. President Cleveland would go down to posterity as the great American objector. Conger, of Iowa, resented the language used by the President as throwing a slur upon the motives of Congress and as in sulting to Union soldiers. Bayne, of Pennsylvania, took the same view, and suggested that the Democrats who stood by the vetoes would have their manhood severely taxed. Cannon, of Illinois, read in the vetoes the story that while Cleveland was Presi dent there would be no further pension legislation. There were great questions in this country calling for the attention of the executive, yet the President brushed 1 them all aside and appeared anxious to ! cater to nobody except that little solid knot that came from the solid South. He wanted to get their applause. They cast a solid vote in nominating conventions. There he stood looking through a gimlet hole with a magnifying glass hunting tor an excuse and heaping derision upon the heads of poor men who lost their health in the service of their country. That was statesmanship. [Applause on the Repub lican side, which was received with answer ing applause and laughter from the Demo crats.] "Oh, yes, " continued Mr. Cannon, "and I tell you that you will have to de fend it before November. [Renewed ap plause on the Democratic side.] The gen gentlemen who are clapping their hands can defend it. They have the kind of con stituents who believe in it. ] Applause and laughter on the Republican side.] You will have to defend it before Novem ber. These men who are entitled to their pensions, with their friends and with pub lic opinion and sense of justice in this country will send a Congress here which will pass these bills and other proper pen sion legislation over the President's veto." [Applause on the Repblican side.] Mr. Matson drew a comparison between the work of Republican and Democratic Congresses for the purpose of pointing out that nearly all the pension legislation of importance had been enacted by Demo crats. Only a few days ago the Republi cans had filibustered against a proposition to raise money for the payment of pen sions. The gentlemen in talking about these bills had forgotten that they had been vetoed by a Republican Commissioner of Pensions years ago. The motion to instruct was lost—yeas 115, nays 120—and the message was re ferred to the committee on invalid pen sions. Veto of' the Railroad Bill. Washington, July 7.—The President to-day sent to the Senate without his ap proval the bill granting to railroads the right of way through the Indian reserva tion in Northern Montana. "The reserva tion referred to," the President says, "stretches across the extreme northern part of Montana, with British America for its northern boundary. It contains an area of over 30,000 square miles. It is dedi cated to Indian occupancy by the treaty of October 17,1855, and the act of Con gress of April 15,1874. No railroads are within an immediate approach to its boundaries, and only one, as shown in the recent maps, is under construction in the neighborhood leading in its direction. The surrounding country is sparsely settled, and I have been unable to ascertain that the necessities of commerce or any public exigencies demand this legislation, which wonld affect so seriously the rights and in terests of the Indians ooccupying the res ervation. The bill is in the nature of a general right of way for railroads through this reservation. The Indian occupants have not given their consent ; neither have they been consulted regarding it, nor is there any provision in it for securing their consent or agreement to location or the construction of railroads. If the United States must exercise its right of eminent domain over the Indian Territories for the general welfare of the whole country it should be done cautiously, with due re gard for the interests of the Indians and to no greater effect than the exigencies of the public service requires." The President then states that the bills tending somewhat in the direction of this general character of legislation, affect ing the rights of the Indians reserved for them by treaty stipulations have been presented to him during the present session of Congress, which have received his reluctant approval, though he is by no means certain that a mistake has not l>een made in passing such laws without pro viding for a consent to such grants by the Indian occupants, and otherwise more closely guarding their rights and interests. "I hoped," the President says, "that each of the bills as it received ray approval, would be the last of the kind presented." He says, in conclusion : "The bill now be fore me is much more general in its terms than those that have preceded it. It ig nores the right of the Indians to be con sulted as to the disposition of their lands. It invites a general invasion of the Indian country. I am impressed with the belief that the bill does not sufficiently guard against an invasion of the rights and the disturbance of the peace and quiet of the Indians on the reservation mentioned ; nor I 1 I _ . , .. • . .i j am I satished i by any exigency of the public welfare. The bill and message was referred to the committee on Indian affairs. Confirmations. Washington, July 8. —The Senate to day made the following confirmations : M. D. Ball, of Virginia, U. S. Attorney for Alaska. Receiver of Public Moneys, E. T. Pitt man, Dnrange, Colo. Registers of Land Office, W. E. Copeland, Carson City, Nev.; R. McLoud, Durango, Colo. Postmasters, B. F. Mahan, Anaconda, Mont.; Wm. Gilman, Chamberlain, Dak.] Robert L. Upshaw, of Texas, agent for the Tongue River Agency, Montana, Frank B. Claflin, postmaster at Pendle ton, Oregon. Adverse Report. Washington, July 8. —The Senate com mittee on commerce to-day reported ad versely on the nomination of Herbert F. Beecher to be collector of customs at Pert Townsend, W. T. 1 ! Veto Messages Before the House. Washington, July 9. —When the veto message bill granting a pension to Francis Deming was reached the Republicans de manded and were accorded a half hour for debate. After the debate the message was referred without objection. The next and last veto message upon the Speaker s table was then laid before the House. It was the message vetoing the bill granting a pension to Jos. Remiser, and as this case is regarded as presenting es pecially strong features the Republicans were determined to make a fight over its reference, Burrows, of Michigan, vigorously assault ed the veto and maintained that there was no reason why the bill should be referred to the committee. There were no facte to be ascertained, and in such cases it was customary to act upon the veto without reference. The ; last noteworty case was the veto of President Arthur on the Fitz John Porter bill. That bill had been im mediately considered by the House with out its reference to a committee. The President had vetoed the Romiser bill be cause he had not been mustered in at the time be received his wound. It was true that Romiser bad not taken the oath to defend the constitution but he had been defending the constitution against the domestic enemies of the flag. A man who, on his enthusiasm and patriotism went to the defence of the constitution without taking an oath to defend it, was en titled to some consideration. A man who, without taking an oath to defend the constitution but did defend it was entitled to as much consideration as the man who took the oath to defend the flag, and then violated that oath, and yet Jos. Romiser s pension bill was vetoed, and Fitz John Porter was put upon the rolls [Applause on the Republican side.] Warner, of Ohio, believed this to be a meritorious case and to be in the line of all precedents, bnt he thought it ought to be referred to a committee. Snowden, of Pennsylvania, commended the President for the fearless act, and thought the other side was making a blun der in trying to make the discussion party questions. Springer said he would not discuss the pending bill and the veto message of the President thereon except to call attention to the fact that it was first vetoed in the pension office in 1882 by Commissioner Dudley, but gentlemen on the other side of the chamber had taken advantage of the discussion to attack the President and the Democratic party, and to charge that they were opposed to granting pensions. The bill was referred—yeas 130, nays 118. This cleared the Speaker's table of veto messages. Nomination Rejected. Washington, July 9. —The Senate went into executive session. Immediately after the doors were closed, an order was made upon the motion of Senator Ingalls that the public should be excluded from the upper corridors, lobbies and committee rooms, which order was carried into effect at once. This resulted in closing the offices of the Associated Press and the Western Union and Baltimore & Ohio telegraph companies and the ejectment of all report ers from the Senate wing of the Capitol. The adverse report upon the nomination of Solicitor General John Goode was then taken up. It was said that the programme of operations in respect to this case bad been arranged by the Republican members of the judiciary committee, by which Ed- munds had assumed the task of speaking upon the subject of Goode's alleged incom- petency as evinced in an examinaion of the files in the Department of Justice. To Hoar was assigned the task of explaining Goode's alleged connection with the tissue ballot system of carrying elections, while Ingalls was to dwell upon the Pan Electic devel- opments and 'Goode's connection with the matter. After a long debate the nomina- tion of Goode was rejected, there being a majority of four against him. The secret session then ended. The doors of the Senate and other doors were reopened and the Senate adjourned. -----------4k - Report Denied. Washington, July 9. —Senator Hoar, chairman of the committee on privileges and elections, furnishes us, with a request for publication, the following: To the Public : The published statement that Senator Logan requested that the votes of the mem bers of the committee on the question as to an investigation into the improper means nsed, if any, in the election of Senator Payne, should be kept secret, is without any foundation whatever. Senator Logan made no such request, nor did any Senator on this committee make such a request. I do this by unanimous authority of the com mittee. (Signed I GEO. F. HOAR, Chairman of Com. on Elections ami Privileges. Handsome Invitation to the President. Washington, Juy 8.— The California Congressional delegation, headed by Sena tor Stanford, waited on the President to day and presented an invitation for him to attend the G. A. R. Encampment at San Francisco next month. The invitation is encased in a handsome blue velvet box, and the text is engraved on a solid gold plate, 4x6 inches, and about as thick as a double eagle. The invitation is accom panied by a solid gold G. A. R. badge, which is to be worn by the President in case he attends. The whole is enclosed iD a box made of sandal wood, and is sent by the citizens of San Francisco. The Presi dent expressed his high appreciation of the invitation, but said he did not think he would be able to attend. Payne Bribery Case. Columbus, Ohio, July 8. —The Republi can editors of the State met at the Repub lican State headquarters at 11 o'clock this morning. There were 55 members regis tered and others came on the noon train. The object of the convention is to take some action expressive of their views of the refusal of the United States Senate to order an investigation in the matter of Henry B. Payne. The covention was organized by the selection of Gen. James B. Comly, of To w0 [* At the afternoon ledo, as chairman, and the appointment of a committee on resolutions, with Mr. M. Halsted, of Cincinnati, chairman. Without any expression of views the convention adjourned to 12:30 p. m., to give the committee on resolutions time to session the convention adopted long addresses, giving a review of the Payne election, and also resolutions and an address to the U. S. Senate, setting forth the views of the convention. Violated the Law. New Yoke, July 10.—Yesterday the Captain of the steamship Nevada was ar rested and taken before the United States Commissioner on the charge of overcrowd ing his vessel with second-class passengers. The Nevada on her last trip from Liver pool brought over 799 emigrants. Her licensed capacity is 754 second-class pas sengers. The penalty for violating the law is a fine of $50 for each person carried in excess of the number allowed. ! i j j j | THE VETO QUESTION. The President Hear* From the House. Washington, July 9.— Immediately aller the reading of the House journal the speaker announced that the regular order was to vote on the demand for the previous question on a motion to refer to the com mittee on invalid pensions the message of the President vetoing the bill granting a pension to Sallie Ann Bradley. Amid a great deal of confusion, Burrows, of Mich., on the part of the Republicans, and Wat son, of Ind., representing the Democrats, endeavored to come to some arrangement j prevent the time being frittered away j with roll calls, and finally agreed that the demand for the previous question should be withdrawn and that Grosvenor, of Ohio, should lie allowed 15 minutes to oppose the motion and to refer with permission to some Democrat to reply if so desired. Grosvenor said he desired to heap no re crimination or condemnation upon the President for his vete messages. They were caused by a total misapprehension on the part of the President of his relation to the administration of the government. He (Grosvenor) had read ail the vetoes coming from that prolific source of vetoes and he thought the trouble was that the President understood it was his duty to examine carefully every act of Congress, as if he was a member of Congress and wonld not vote for the bill. He gave no sort of consideration or weight to the fact that the legislative branch of government had acted affimatively upon it. The President acted upon the idea that the Executive bad a right and that it was his duty to de cide absolutely on every question. An other idea of the President's was that no private acts should be approved unless there was a law authorizing it, and was wholly oblivious to the fact that Congress was the law making power and had the right to confer a pension on any body. SILVER DISCUSSION. Important Action of British Chambers of Commerce. New York, July 8. —The Sun's special London dispatch says : An important meet ing of the British and Colonial Chambers of Commerce was held to-day, at which* there was an animated discussion of the silver question and its liearings upon the : commerce of India, Australia and Great ' Britain. Henry H. Gibbs, ex-governor of the Bank of England, opened the proceedings ! with a speech, showing the world-wide importance of restoring the monetary value of silver. Sir Robert N. Fowler, M. P., a London banker and ex-Lord Mayor, op posed the idea, and was followed by two Indian members, both of whom contended that the effect of the depreciation of silver must lie finally the ruin of the wheat and cotton industries of Ameiica and the de velopment of India as the chief wheat and cotton exporter of the world. They there fore protested against England aiding America to restore the value of silver at the expense of the interests of India. Paul J. Tidlan, an East India merchant, argued that England had other interests besides those of India which stood sorely in need of the restriction of eilver and trusted that Gibbs' ideas would be adopted by the meeting. Crump, of the London Times, denounced the agitation of the silver question as the work of the silver miners of Nevada and their allies—the Washington ring. Moreton Frewn pulverized Crump in a strong speech in behalf of the farmers of the West and the planters in South America, and the resolution was passed by a vote of twenty-eight to fifteen amid great excitement, declaring that the remonetization of silver would relieve the depression, under which trade was now staggering. The meeting is regarded as highly important, and its influence upon the coming silver demonstration in Lanca shire must necessarily be very strong. Arrest of a Noted Socialist. Pittsburg, July 8.— Joseph Fricke, the leader of all the socialists and anarchists of this section of the country, was arrested to night at the instance of the postal authori ties on the charge of sending written mat ter enclosed in newspapers through the mails as lower class mails or printed matter. Fricke was agent for Herr Most's paper, Der FrcilUe and written matter was enclosed in that paper. The postal auther ities opened a number of packages sent by Fricke and also discovered incendiary cir culars calling upon the workingmen to arm themselves and revenge the death of the six men killed during the riot at the MoCormick works in Chicago. It is the intention of the postoffice authorites to push the case and United States District Attorney Stone said that it was very probable that Fricke would be indicted for each offense, which would insure a heavy fine and long imprisonment. Freedom of the Press. New York, July 8. —Editor Schivitzscb, of the Volks Zeitung, against whom it is thought the grand jury will find an in dictment based on his editorial denuncia tory of the jury who convicted Tbeiss, the boycotter, called upon the District At torney to-day in reference to the matter. Martin told him the subject was under consideration. Subsequently Schevitzsch stated that in the event of his being in dicted he wonld very likely secure the services of General Butler to defend him. The issue will be, said he, one as to what the limits of the press are. The jurors in the articles complained of were referred to in their capacity of public officials after the termination of their cose, and their private characters were not brought into question. In the Senate. Washington, July 9. —In the Senate Sewell, from committee on pensions, pre sented a report in the case of the vetoed bill granting a pension to Margaret D. Marchand, widow of Commodore Marchand. The committee reports its former report in the case aud recommends the passage of the bill over the President's objections. Referred. Hoar offered a resolution calling on the President for information as to the seizure or detention in any foreign ports of any American vessels, and the pretext or alleged causes therefore, and what efforts have been made to provide a redress for such seizures and prevent their recurrence. The resolution went over. Call offered a resolution calling on the President to direct the American repre sentation in Mexico to investigate the truth of the statements that citizens of the United States are confined in Mexican dungeons without trial for alleged offenses against the laws of Mexico, and requir ing the United States government (if such statements are found to be true) to de mand the trial of such persons and their humane treatment. Welcome Rain. Fort Worth, Texas, July 12.— The northern part of Texas was visited by a heavy rain storm this afternoon, which did thousands of dollars worth of good to farmers and cattlemen. FATAL MINE EXPLOSION. Several Persons Killed and Wounded. Pittsburg, July 12.—A terrific mine explosion occurred about 4:30 yesterday afternoon at Buchtel. Ohio, a small village about three miles east of Nelsonville, which resulted in the instant death of one man and the fatal injury of several others. Johnson Bro. & Patterson of the new mine were preparing to start up to-day. The coal in this mine has to be gotten out by machinery. Yesterday afternoon a leak was discovered in the compressed air re ceiver, which furnishes the motive power, and Chas. H. Johnson and Tom Williams went into the mine abont 250 yards to re pair it. They neglected to turn off the pressure, and upon attempting to Btop up the leak the end of the receiver burst into fragments, knocking the machinery about and tearing up things generally. The fol lowing is a list of the killed and wounded : Thomas Williams, instantly killde ; Chas. H. Johnson, fatally injured ; John .lallor an, fatally injured; L. White, seriously in jured. Johnson is not expected to live until morning. The excitement in the village is intense. As the unfortunate men were brought out of the mine groans and shrieks were heard. Williams was repairing the leak and Johnson, one of the owners of the mine, was holding a light and the others were looking on when the explosion occurred. Every bone in Williams' body was broken. Johnson was thrown against the wall with a large scantling across his breast. Every shred of clothing on Williams' body was torn off and his shoes were blown over 20 yards. Williams leaves a wife and three small children in almost destitute circum stances. The rest are also married men. It was a case resulting from carelessness. The 'coroner rendered a decision in accord ance with the above facts. A Brutal Murder. St. Louis, July 12.—A special from Cold Water, Kansas, says: A brutal murder has just been committed 18 miles south of that place. John Nelson, a wealthy land owner and a man of about 50 years of age, has frequently forbidden persons from gathering wild plums from the thickets upon his premises. Yesterday morning he ordered off several young men, all of whom with the exception of J. D. Raynor, eon of a neighbor, retired without any trouble. Raynor, however, assaulted and shamefully abused the old gentleman. In the after noon Frank Nelson was sent to watch the grove and gather plums. As he did not return for supper search was made and his dead body was found nnder a tree hr rribly mutilated. His death was caused by a rifle shot, the bullet having passed through the neck. The skull was crushed, the face and breast covered with heel marks and bruised by a blunt instrument. About 5 o'clock a gunshot was heard in the thicket and Raynor was seen skulking from it with a Winchester in his hand. He imme diately left the country, it is supposed going to the Indian Territory. Shocking Affair. Pittsburg, July 12.—Sometime ago the wife of John M. Duvall,living in the subur ban town of Mount Washington, obtained a divorce, and on the same day married Jacob H. Jones. Duvall made no objection to the marriage. This evening Duvall went to Jones and decoyed him on the pretence of a friendly visit to his house, which stands near the brow of a hill. In the stroll about the premises Duvall led Jones back of an old barn which stands near by, and when safe from observation and beyond the vision of any one seized a can of vitriol which he had concealed there for the purpose and threw the liquid in the face of his victim, who, totally disarmed by the apparent friendship of Duvall, was un prepared for such murderous onslaught. Jones fell to the ground writhing in agony, while bis assailant stood by and gloated over his horrible work. After watching the sufferings of Jones until satisfied, Duvall went to the edge of the cliff, where there is a sheer descent of 300 feet, and shooting himself through the head fell headlong to the bottom. He was picked up and carried to a house near by, where he is still lying insensible with no hope of recovery. Jones is in a very nervous con dition, and if he recovers he will lie badly disfigured and totally blind. Snicide. Indianapolis July 8.— Calvin S. Beard, a resident of Princeton, Mo., with his family was a passenger ôn the Cincinnata, Indianapolis, St. Louis & south bound train to-day, and when the train was about twenty-five miles from this city, Beard was found in the water closet with his throat cut from ear to ear. The weapon was an ordinary case knife. New York, July 12.—Avarian Cruck and his wife Lucy, aged 50 years each, w< re found dead in their bedroom at No. 10U Lexington avenue this afternoon, both having committed suicide by shooting themselves through the head. They com mitted the act some time between 9 o'clock last night, when the were last seen alive, and 1 o'clock this afternoon, when their bodies were discovered. The husband had sent a bullet through his head behind his left ear, and his wife had shot herself behind her left temple. Cruck was a mer chant doing business at 155 Beacon street. Murder and Sucide. LOUISVILLE, July 11 .—a Courier Journal special gives meagre details of ^ tragedy at a Flatwood camp meeting grounds in Butler county Ky. William Hazelip asked to be Miss |Mary Lacefield's escort. He was refused, and seeking her to-day i during the progress of the meeting, fatally stabbed her and then cut his own throat j and will die. Mysterious Disease. Milwaukee, July 11.—Advices re- j ceived to-night from Waterford, a hamlet of 500 people in Racine county just be yond the border of Milwaukee county, are that the strange disease which made its appearance there a few days ago is spread ing. Two deaths have occurred and six others are expected momentarily. Forty people have been stricken with the viru lent form and many others with the milder phase of the malady. The people are terror stricken and the village is being rapidly deserted. Stores are barred, schools closed, and the surrounding towns have strictly quarantined against the place. Reign of Terror in Kentucky. Louisville, July 9.— Judge Cole has reported to the Governor, after investigat ing the condition of affairs at Morehead, Rowan county, that the assistance of troops is necessary to the enforcement of law in the county. The judge has asked the Governor for sixty men, thirty of these to go from Louisville under command of Captain McPherson. The others will go from Lexington. The Louisville troops left to-night for Rowan county, where the warring factions are still resisting the law after having nearly killed two officers. University Hall Burned. Brussels, July 7.— The great hall and entire right wing of the. University of Brussels was burned to-day. A portion of the library was saved. Loss, $200,000. IT WILL PAY YOU To Send Your Orders to HALE BROS. & CO., THE RISING HOUSE OF Sacramento, California. i j j Reducing Railroad Time. Omaha, July 8.—The limited fast train on the Union Pacific will start about July 25th. No agreement as to time has been arranged upon yet. owing to passenger and freight troubles. They will, however, hold their evening train to connect with the Union Pacific. The Central Pacific is also holding off from the project. This will not materially alter the arrangement, as the Union Pacific will put on an additional train each way and shorten the time between Omaha and Ogden fourteen hours. If the Central Pacific cuts off a few hours at the San Francisco end, which it is be lieved it will, the through running time will be reduced at least twenty-four hours. From present indications it is thought that when the first fast trains are started they will connect with the regular morning trains from Chicago. They will leave Council Bluffs transfer at 10 a. m. The trains from the west will possibly delay the Chicago trains an hour or two later than now. On the schedule time only first class passengers will be carried and letter mail for through and important interme diate points. San Francisco, July 9—General Super intendent Fillmore states to-day that the Central Pacific railroad will co-operate with the Union Pacific to shorten the overland schedule time. The decrease between here and Ogden will be one hour eastward and two and a half heurs westward. The new time goes into eff ct July 25tb. It is s'ated that the Atlantic & Pacific will meet any reduction in time made by other roads. Railwav Pooling. Chicago, July 8. —When the Burlington & Missouri River railroad pulled out of the Colorado-Utah (Colorado railway) As sociation west of the the river it was ex plained that, although the idea prevailed that the Colorado-Utah pool east of the river would fall with it, they were not in fact inter-dependent. A provision had been made when the pools were reorgan ized some months ago that the eastern half should remain intact unless notice of withdrawal should be given by one of the interested roads. The Colorado-Utah east controls the freight up to the Missouri river and divides the earnings on a per centage basis to that line, which the traffic is taken up and the revenues from the Missouri river to destination parcelled out among the trans-Missouri lines. The western pool being threatened with dissolution, owing to the .action of the Burlington & Missouri, Commissioner Midgley, of the Colorado-Utah, addressed a letter to managers of lines and members of the eastern pool, setting forth the fact that the eastern pool would not necessarily fall when the western organization went to pieces, alluding to the profits derived from the maintenance of the tariff rates, and urging the wisdom and necessity of standing firm and not allowing the trouble of the western pool to destroy the reve nues the Chicago roads derived from the business. The letter seemed to have a contrary effect, as its receipt was qnickly followed by a notice from the Rock Island announcing its intention of withdrawing from the association at the expiration of thirty days. The action of the Rock Island is supposed to have some connection with the revival of the tripartite, as with the Burlington on the outside it is not be lieved the Colorado rates could lie main tained. During the wars of the trans continental and western freights the Colo rado and Utah freight rates have been kept undisturbed, but that condition of things will last but a few days longer. * Fatal Accident. Denver, July 7.—A Breckenridge special to the Republican says: Edward Welch, son of Judge Welch, of Brooklyn, New York, was thrown from a horse here yesterday while riding a race and received internal injuries from which be is not ex pected to recover. Celebrating the Battle of the Boyne Toronto, July 12.—The anniversary of the battle of the Boyne was celebrated to day by the Orangemen in Canada on a much larger scale than usual. At Barrie, Bobcaygeon, Port Stanley, Petersboro, Belleville, Kingston, Ottawa and Halifax there were large gatherings, processions and meetings, at which addresses were de livered. At the Kingston meeting a reso lution was passed deploring the disturbed state in which the home rule agitation had thrown the empire, and denouncing Glad stone's measure as one which must bring about the dismemberment of the empire, but favoring any measure which would create and give power to local councils or assemblies in England, Ireland and Scot land to deal with local questions. At Petersboro last night a home rule banner was pelted with rotten eggs and torn down. Dublin, July 12.— An Orange soiree was given in the rotunda this evening and was attended by 2,000 persons. The hall was guarded by police. Thousands of Nationalists surrounded the building. Many placards were posted with the in scription, "We will pay you Orange dogs with Irish coin one long debt which Ireland owes all braggarts of the Boyne." At ,\ r magh Major Saunders presided ovei a gathering of 2,000 enthusiastic Orangen»- u. There was afterward a procession, i lie route of which was lined with 600 pouce and soldiers. Business was suspended. The Irish Question. London, July 9.— Gladstone telegraphs with reference to the Irish question : Wales and Scotland have seen their duty quickly. England will have to learn hers, but slowly and painfully. London, July 11.—Labouchere, in an interview to-day, said : "I am confident that Gladstone will resign and that the Conservatives will take office. Any coali- tion between the Tories and Unionists cannot last twenty minutes. Chamberlain and Caine are the only two worth consid- ering. The Liberal defeat arises from the failure of Gladstone to make the land bill clear, the Radicals not seeing the force of buying out the landlords. The cry of 'Three acres and a cow' has not done any good. It would have been better to have talked of half an acre and a calf. The laborer would understand that. J do not think the Tories will adopt a home rule policy. It is not to their interest to settle the Irish question, but rather to keep it open. The Tories used Chamberlain nice- ly, but he does not see it. They will throw him over when its suits their purpose. It will be a long time before the Irish ques- tion is settled. It cannot possibly be set- tled by the next Parliament. The coun- ties know nothing of this question. When they have been educated Gladstone will win with hands down. This will be the great work of the Radicals in the imme- diate future." ---- » ^-- Canadian Labor Demonstration. London, Ont., July 9. —A labor demon stration took place here to-dav in honor of the delegates attending the quadrennial convention of the International Moulders' Union of America. The demonstration originated with the Trades Union and Knights of Labor. Over 2000 operatives walked in the procession through the prin pal streets, carrying banners and the American and British flags, the visitors occupying the post of honor. The princi pal feature of the procession was the wagons containing the workers at their different trades. Machinery was in opera tion, and the presence, in carriages, of young women, members of the Knights of Labor, wearing badges of the order. This evening Messrs. Clancy, of San Francisco, Trovelick, of Detroit, and McFadden, of Chico, delivered addresses before an im mense audience.