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THE CHICAGO STRIKF OVER
Both Sides Agree to Two ; Weeks Notice. Lahor and Capital. C>!i< ago, November 10.—The Packers ; Association held a prolonged meeting with losed doors this evening, and after much talking adopted a resolution which seemed to be a complete back down from their ex pressed determination to bar organized laborers from employment in the Chicago j stock yards. None of the packers would talk about the meeting. They answered all questions in monosyllables. Mr. Bald w in, secretary of the association, said that tue resolutions mean just what they say , u j that the packers intended to run their i business without dictation from the : Knights of Labor. The resolutions are as follows : Whereas, At a meeting on the 8th ;nst. resolutions were passed concerning the relations between the employes and labor organizations ; and Whereas, We are convinced that the -aid action was an unintentional injustice ipr.u numerous persons who may be mem- ! Iters ot such organizations ; therefore be ii i A' olced, That said resolutions be re scinded and the following be adopted as being more in accord with the material nterest of the employed and employers : Whereas, The packers are confronted with the fact that their employes are con tantly leaving the employers without giving any notice to them and to the great detriment of their business : therefore be it Resolved, While we will not exclude from our employment the members ot such organizations, we will exercise the right to employ and discharge whom we please and conduct our business on the ten hour plan and according to our bast interest. The foregoing resolutions were signed by all the members. Delegate Barry, when informed to-night regarding the action of the packers in lift ing their embargo against union employes, expressed great surprise and pleasure. He hoped that the packers would now at once consent to a conference to arrange lor the arbitration of some of the remaining issues. The technical recognition of eight hours a day ui this question of wages cuts no figure. lie would endeavor to meet the packers tn-morrow and felt confident the difficulties could be readily settled, if the packers agreed to arbitrate the men [would immediately re ♦ am to work pending the settlement, and would abide by the lindings of the arbi trators. The men did not expect but eight hours pay for eight hours' work, and would work just as much overtime at proximate wages as the employers requir ed if the principle of the eight hours a day system was accepted. It is reported that late to-night 300 men who were being imported from the Last to till the places of the strikers in Fowler's packing house deserted in a body. The train conveying the men is said to have been met by Knights at outlying stations where it was known a stop would be made. No time was lost by the strikers' j agents, and the Lastern men uncere moniously quitted the train. Chicago, November 10.—There was a collision to-night near Ashland avenue bridge between a crowd of strikers and a squad of infantry. The bridge was guard- ! ed by twelve men from the Second In- , fantry under Lient. McMillan, the balance of the company beiDg stationed in the vicinity of the neighboring packing houses. A crowd of strikers and sympathizers, numbering about fifty, were determined to prevent the packing house employes from crossing the bridge on their way back to the city at the close of their day's work. The crowd was charged by the squad : several times and were forced to retire j temporarily, but the increasing numliers | added to its persistency aDd a serious con- 1 flict seemed imminent. Finally Lieut. McMillan gave orders to load with ball cartridges. The crowd thereupon dis- i persed and the employes went on their way without further molestation. No one suffered serious injury. Chicago, November 11.—Following is j the order to the stock yard strikers which has, after being withheld several days, been ! formally promulgated to take effect to- j morrow, November 15 : T. Ii. Harry : In a circular issued March 13, 1886,1 stated the policy of the K. of L. j on the eight hour question. The circular' was read to and approved by the general j executive board before it went out. It j was afterward approved by the entire or- , der. In opposition to that order the men at the stock yards struck for eight hours. The order of the K. of L. was not brought into controversy, hence no action was nec essary. During the session of the general assembly the men at the stock yardsstruck again. You were sent to try and settle it, j but in case of a failure the order was not j •o be involved or asked for assessments, j You settled by ordering the men back at ; the old hours and without notifying us. j Again the strike for eight hours. The i Board instructs that you and Carlton, who will be with yon to-day, to settle by put ting back to the old hours until the order of the K. of L. takes definite action on the eight hour question. If the men re fuse, take their charters. We must haye obedience and discipline. (Signed i T. V. POWDERLA. Chicago, November 14.—The inde cision of the strikers last night whether or not to obey Powderly's order led to serious complications to-day. A special meeting of Chicago Trade Assembly had some time ago been called for this afternoon, the understanding being that action would be taken in regard to boycotting Armour, j Powderly s order bad led many of the del- j egates to believe this morning that the ob- . ;ect of the meeting had been removed, but Master Workman Rowan had scarcely 1 rapped the assembly to order when George Schilling, locally prominent, precipitated a general discussion of Powderly's order, the attitude of the strikers, and what action should be taken. It was soon developed that there was a very strong opposition in the assembly to obeying Powderly's order, and strangely enough the opposition nearly all came from delegates who are Knights, while those who are trade unionists almost unanimously favored obedience, many of them on the ground that discipline ought to be maintained among the Knights, and others on the ground that Bowderly s order was the only rational thing he could do in the premises. Schilling introduced a resolution instructing and empowering the executive committee of the Trades As sembly, acting as a joint committee, to hold themselves in readiness and whenever called on by the executive of the strikers to investigate the affairs at the stock yards and act with the strikers and assist them in every way possible. This resolution was understood to mean that the strikers would not obey Powderly's order, and that the Trades Assembly would aid and abet them in disobeying. „ Richard Powers, ex-president of the tea men's Union, declared Powderly s order arbitray and dictatorial. The strikers men on the ground, he asserted, were in the liest position to decide on the proper course, and they were in favor of continu ing the strike. If any outside pressure were brought to bear to emorce the or it would result in a schism in the K. o • and destruction of that order in this par of the country and the crippling of its in fluence throughout the land. It was in vain that the opponents of the resolution pointed out that disobedience to Powder ly's order would be just as destructive to the Knights. Schilling and Powers ear ned their point. The assembly then im mediately adjourned. The great strike was also the chief topic of discussion in the Central Labor Union. Resolutions were adopted tendering the strikers their sympathy and the substan tial support of the Union. Chicago, November 14. —It is said that the radical element of the strikers sent a number of very severe telegrams to-day to Powderly expressing disgust at his inter ference, and intimating that he had better revoke the mandate ami let them help themselves. T. B. Barry of the Knights ol' Labor General Executive Board, .aid to day that he believed that the men would go to work to-morrow and that the strike was at end. He had great hopes that the non-unionists would all leave the packing houses in a short time and in this way all tile striking Knights could obtain their old positions. This afternoon he visited all the assemblies that he could, urging them to comply with the order and return to work. Returning to his hotel he and Mr. Carle ton,another member of the executive board, had a long interview with the police offi cials. This was said to be towards pre serving harmony to-morrow and arranging for a committee of Knights to assist the police in maintaining order while the men were obtaining places. The interview was evidently a pleasant one. Only two Assemblies are known to bave refused to obey Powderly's order. The first was the coopers, under the lead of Master Workman Oeo. Schilling. The other refactory Assembly is known as a mixed assembly, the Master Workman of which is M. J. Butler, the man who gave the order to strike. A meeting of the Packers and their fore man was held to-day at Armour's to pre ar e for the return of the men to-morrow. It was decided to take things coolly and act slowly until matters were moving aloDg satisfactorily. Shortly after the meeting a placard was issued, headed "General Order No. 1," and signed by Sheriff Hanchett. The order stated that the employes of the various packing houses desiring to return to work would report at the places desig nated, the men ot each house being given a separate location. On the strike being ended the manager of each house will report at the place designat ed ami with the asssistance of the foreman select from the line of the strikers such as desired to have come to work on that or any other day, giving to each man a pass with the lirm stamped upon it, which pass will admit him within the militia picket lines. After having selected all the men desired the managers will request the balance to return home and report again at the same place on any day which may be named by the managers. After this had been posted in public other manifestos on wrapping paper appeared, advising the strikers to remain out. The foremen of the packing houses made some of their selections during the afternoon and issued passes to choice mechanics, those having families being the most favored. There is a general anticipation of great trouble to morrow and for several weeks to come. Chicago, November 15.—All opposition to Powderly's order, directing the striking packing house employes to return to work, seems to have vanished. This morning the men assembled at the respective head quarters indicated in the sheriff's order, issued yesterday, and applied for work. The crowd was orderly and perfectly quiet. The foremen of the different house selected such men as they required at once. The remainder departed evidently satisfied that they would be taken back as soon as the houses were in full running shape. The number of the old men em ployed this morning is between 1500 aud 1500. Advices just received from the yards in dicate that no difficulty between the old and new employes is anticipated. All the strikers taken back are compelled to sign a paper in which they agree not to leave their work without giving their employers two weeks' notice. On the other hand the packers agree not to discharge any of their men without giving them two weeks' no tice. To still further bind the men to their agreement each one is required to de posit $50 with his employer. This sum is to be taken gradually out of his wage.s. Trade Congress. Pittsburg, November 14.—The next issue of the Labor Tribune will contain a call for a convention of all the trades unions in the Uuited States and Canada, to begin at Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday, De cember 8. The object ot this meeting, as set forth in tlic circular, is the establish ment of a trade congress that shall have for its obiect : 1. The formation of a trades union and the arrangements of the the trade move ment in America. 2. The organization of trades assem blies, trades councils or central labor unions in every city in America, and the further encouragement of such bodies. 3. The founding of State trades assem blies or State labor congresses to influence State hgislation in the interest of the working masses. 4. The establishment of national or in ternational trades unions, based on the strict recognition of the autonomy of each trade and the promotion and advancement of such bodies. 5. An American federation or alliance of all national or international trades unions to aid and assist each other, and furthermore to secure national legislation in the interest of the workingmen, and to influence public opinion by peaceful and legal methods in favor of organized labor 6. To aid and encourage the labor press of America and to disseminate tracts and literature on the labor movement. At this convention the basis of repre sentation will be: From national or in ternational unions of less than 4,000 mem bers, one delegate ; 4,000 or more, two del egates; 8,000 or more, three delegates; 16,000 or more, three delegates ; 32.000 or more, five delegates, and so on. From each local trades union not haviDg a national or international union, one delegate, but no trades anion shall be entitled to represen tion that has not been organized three months prior to the session ot this conven tl0 p. j. McGuire, of the Brotherhood of Carpenters, as secretary, signs the circular with President Wiehe, of the Amalgamat ed Association, P. F. Fitzpatrick, of the Iron Moulders Union, A. Strasson, of the Cigarmakers Union, and Chris. Lvans, of the Miners Association. It is expected that the gathering will be productive ot great results for labor organizations. New Political Party. Philadelphia, November 14. — The first conference of the working men with the idea of forming a political party m this city was held here to-day. There was present representatives from the various Knights of Labor Assemblies to the num ber of about 250 and a temporary organi zation was formed, with lames McFoley as chairman. After a full discussion it was decided that all the trades unions and labor organizations in [the city should be inrited to participate in the movement for the new party. The mayorality contest in February next will be selected as that on which to make the first fight. Convention ot Stock Men. Chicago, November 15.—A hundred gentlemen interested in the stock diseases assembled in the Grand Pacific Club room and began the second national convention of veterinarians, members of the live stock sanitary commissions and State boards and editors of live stock journals. The morn ing session was devoted to routine business. In the afternoon a very interesting paper on plnro pneumonia was read by Dr. Gads den, of Philadelphia. Points of the lecture were illustrated by the lungs of a steer dissected for the purpose. A paper was also read by Dr. Fay ville, of Colorado, State veterinarian, on the same disease. In con nection with the papers (Jeu. Kelly, of Kansas, offered a resolution, that the Ü. S. Commissioner of Agriculture be asked to recommend that Congress take charge ot the cattle quarantine. Dr. Salmon, ot the government Bureau of Animal Industry at Washington, said the only desirable policy for the government to pursue was at once to slaughter all exposed animals and dis infect the buildings. The general discus sion which occurred occupied the remain der of the day. On motion of Dr. Fay ville it was moved as a substitute for Kelley s motion, as follows : Resolved, That a committee ol five be appointed on resolutions and a committee of live to investigate and report the status and character of the disease prevalent here and suggest means to stamp it out. At the annual meeting of the National Cattle Growers Association, held at the .Sherman House this afternoon, it was de cided by a unanimous vote to unite with the National Cattle and Horse Growers Association of America in forming an organization to be known as the Consoli dated Cattle Growers Association of the United States. This action was taken in accordance with the recommendation of the conference committee appointed last November, looking towards the merging ot the two rival associations. A joint meet ing of the members of both the old associ ations is to be held Tuesday morning, the 16th, when a formal consolidation will take place. A delegate convention of cattle growers, to be held under the auspices ot this consolidated Association, will occur at the same place Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. Adjutant General's Keport. Washington, November 15.—The Ad jutant General has made public a number of reports from army officeis who were de tailed to attend and inspect annual en campments and evolutions of the militia of the States of Alabama, Maine, Michi gan, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Illinois, Vermont, Massachusetts Rhode Island, Indiana, Kansas, Connecti cut and the Territory of Dakota. The in spections were confined to the States above mentioned for the reason that the gover nors of the other States failed to request the War Department to detail officers to visit the encampments in their States. While criticising the details of the various organizations such as a lack of uniformity in clothing, poor attendance at roll calls and a disposition to shirk guard duty and other numerous duties of soldier life, the reports are unanimous in praising the line physicial qualifications of the men who make up the militia, their excellence in drill and tactics aud correct, maoly efforts of the officers to improve their comrads and maintain the high standard of disci pline. A general complaint is made of the poor quality of arms tarnished the militia, con sisting in most part of old and badly worn and unserviceable Springfield and Hayes rifles. Most of the organizations showed much interest in target practice, and the Maine militia is especially commended for its marvelous skirmish firing. Several reports speak of the crying need of thorough and systematic instruction. The material is said to be splendid, and bat lacking direction. It is suggested that the War Department should detail officers to report to the governors of the various States to lie assigned for duty as instruc tors solely, with no command whatever, and if this plan should tie adopted it is thought that the result would be of great value to the States. It is recommended that closely neighbor ing States accredit visitors officially to the State encampments, whose duty it shall lie to take notes and rejtort upon matters of interest to the militia. More study is found to be necessary by subalterns, and the use of dummies or blocks in tactical studies is urged. Supreme Court Decision. Washington, November 15.—A decision was rendered by the Supreme Court in the land case of Chas. W. Buttz, executor, against the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. in an appeal from the Supreme Court of Dakota. The controversy in this case re lates to the ownership of a tract of land now lying in the heart of the city of Fargo, Dak., and formerly occupied by the Da kota or Sioux Indians. Appellant, Buttz claims it by virtue of a pre-emption set tlement made by his step sister, Frances Preporfon, and the Northern Pacific Rail road Co. claims it under its laud grant. The court holds that Preporton could not establish any pre-emptive right to the land so long as the Indian title remained nnextingnished, because of an act of Con gress excluding lands in that condition from pre-emption and that as soon as the land was freed from the incumbrance of the Indian title the right of the railroad company attached by virtue of its grant. The judgement of the Supreme Court of Dakota is affirmed. Opinion by Justice Field.__ ___ Court Decree Reversed. Washington, November 15. — A de cision was rendered by the U. S. Supreme Coart in the case of the steamer Harris burg and her owners, appellants, vs. Emma S. Rickards, et al. —appeal from the U. S. Circuit Court lor the eastern district of Pennsylvania. This was a suit brought to recover damages for the loss of a human life by the alleged carelessness and negli gence of employes on board the steamer Harrisburg. The court holds : i First—That in the absence of any i national law giving the right of action to : recover damages for the death of a human j being on the high seas or navigable rivers ! communicating therewith, a sait in ad ' mirai ty in courts of the United States can not be maintained. ! Second—That even if an action at law has been authorized by statute in the State where the loss of life occurred a suit in ; rem can lie maintained in admiralty against j the offending vessel for damages (a point which, however, the court does not decide.) The present case was began too late. The law which gives the right of action in Pennsylvania provides that such snit should be brought within one year. Five years have elapsed in this case between the time when the accident occurred and the time when the sait was bronght and there was no equitable excuse for the delay. The decree of the Circuit Court is reversed with costs and the case remanded with direc tions to dismiss the libel. Opinion by Chief Justice Waite. 1 I ! ! ! j ! I i i i ! ! ! J I I I . : ! i j ' , 1 : : ! 1 New Base Ball Regulations. Chicago, November 15.— The joint rules committees, consisting of representatives from the National and American Base Ball leagues, met to-day. The captains of several of the leading base ball clubs were invited to attend and take part in the de liberations. The work of the meeting will be to arrange a set of playiDg rules that will be agreeable to both organiza tions, and do away with the system now in vogue. At the close of to-day's session numer ous changes had been decided upon. In place of a stone at the home base a plate similar in size but of white rubber was re commended. The position of first and second bases was moved seven and a halt inches so that the bags would lie inside of the foul lines, thereby helping the umpire in deciding whether a hit fell in fair or foul ground. The new rules of the American associa tion. concerning the position of catchers, were favorably received. They require that the catcher shall aot be nearer than sixty-five feet to the home plate, thereby preventing the catcher from running along the line from third base to the home plate to discount an opposing player. The action on the pitchers' rules and the location of pitchers was laid over until to morrow. The league rule, concerning the position of the benches and bat rack, was incorpor ated in the rules of the American Associa tion. It was unanimously agreed that in the future all clubs playing under the national agreement shall use either the .Spalding or reach ball. This was done to prevent the using of "dead" balls, soft balls or 4 lively balls by other associations in their exhibi tions with the league or [association clubs and to make a standard ball. It was also required of the American Association that each ball must be weigh ed, measured and sealed, with the name of the secretary upon the box containing the ball, the same as that in vogue in the league. In the using ol' two balls the committee suggests that when a ball is batted out of sight of the players another must be substituted instead ot waiting until the batted ball is returned. Whenever a ball is ripped or damaged another must be at once brought into play. The American Association is allowed to use the flat bat if it so desires, the same as the league. The league field rules, with slight modi ficatious, were also extended to the asso dation teams. Internal Revenue Keport. Washington, November 14.—The Com missioner of Internal Revenue has snb mitted his annual report to the Secretary of the Treasury. The total receipts from all sources of internal revenue taxation for the fiscal year ending June 50, 1886, were $116,002,860, as compared with $112,421, 121 for the year 1885, $121,500,030 lor the year 1884, $144,553,344 for the year 1883 and $146,523,273 for the year 1882. The statement shows a large increase in the article of taxation except snuff, of which there was an increase of $195,747. The principal increase was in cigars, cigarettes and spirits distilled lrom grain, 'lhe cost of collection during the year was $4,299, 485, being about 3.6 ]>ercent of the amount of the collections. During the previous year the cost was $4,445,420, or about 3.9 per cent of the amount collected. The re eeipts during the first three months of the present fiscal year were $28,904,904, an in crease of $230,441 over the receipts during the corresponding period of last year. The increase was mainly on tobacco and tor mented liquors, although there was a small increase in the receipts from spirits dis tilled from apples, peaches and grapes. The principal decrease was in the tax on spirits distilled from materials other than apples, peaches and grapes, aud in the special re tail liquor dealers tax. It is estimated that the sum of $718,000,000 will be col lected during the current fiscal year from the varions sources of internal revenue, In making this estimate Commissioner Miller says his ollice is much embarrassed by the presence of a new source of revenue, oleomargarine, and the entire absence ot any statistical information as to the quan tity manufactured, the number of factories engaged in its production and the number of persons or firms engaged in selling the same as wholesale or retail dealers. Prepaying the Interest. Washington, November 10.—The Sec retary of the Treasury to-day issued the following circular in regard to the prepay ment of the interest on the public debt : By virtue of the authority conferred by law upon the Secretary of the Treasury, notice is hereby given that the interest due December 1st, 18*6, on U. S. coupon on bonds the funded loan of 1891 will be paid without rebate on the presentation of the proper coupons at the Treasury De partment, in Washington, D. C.. and at the various sub-treasuries, a check for register ed interest of that loan will be forwarded to the holders as soon as prepared, and may be presented for payment without re bate on or aboai the 29th inst. Coupons ol four per cent and consols of 1907, falling due January 1st, 1887, will be paid on presentation before maturity upon rebate of the interest at the rate of 3 per cent per annum. The interest on registered stock of that loan will also be paid on and ufter December 1, 1886, upon receipt from the Treasurer of the United States of an application accompanied by the power of the attorney authorizing that officer to collect the interest for the quarter ending December 31, 1886, and to retain a propor tionate amount of the rebate, remitting the balance to the applicant. Washington, November 10.— Treasurer Jorda n said this afternoon that the effect of the offer to prepay the interest on the public debt would lie to distribute almost immediately about $10,000,000 among about 2,000 banks and individuals in every section of the country, and would, in his opinion, lie of great advantage in moving crops and other branches of business. The Secretary's action is said to be entirely for the benefit of tbe business interests. Experiment With Sugar Cane. Washington, November 10.—The fol lowing telegram has been received at the Department of Agriculture: Fort Scott, November 5. To the Commissioner of Agriculture: We finished experimenting in deffu.sion process as applied to sugar cane : Boiling eighty three tons of Lonisana cane to-night made 19,000 pounds of strike. The weighed poTtion run into a centrifugal gave fifty four per cent of dried sugar. This will be more than one hundred and twenty ponnds of first sugar per ton. The cane juice had ten per cent of sucrose and one-eighth ten per cent of glncoee and fourteen and one half per cent of total solids. It wonld have made only eighty ponnds by the old process. We have increased the yield tally forty pounds per ton of sngar of fine sugar. (Signed) WILEY, Chemist. This dispatch is regarded by the author ities at the Agricultural Department as a fulfillment of the promise ot an important result of the first experiments in the dif fusion process as applied to sngar cane. Died. San Francis«), November 15.— N. G. Kimle. a pioneer merchant and a member of the commission firm of Kimle & Co., died to-day. Terrible Explosion. Philadelphia, November 11.—An ex plosion occurred in the cigar box manufac tory of Henry H. Sheep & Co., Nos. 1 <06 and 1708 Randolph street this alternoon, which blew oat the rear wall, badly ininr ing a nnmlier of young men, women aud girls and imperilling tbe lives of over one Tiundred more. The manufactory is a three story brick structure with a depth of one hundred and fifty feet. Back are located a number of sheds for storing lum ber used in tbe manufacture ot cigar boxes. The first and second floors were used as a planing mill and carpenter shop, and on the third floor were employed about twenty-five girls in pasting linings in boxes.* Just before the explosion the en gineer started up steam by throwmg a large amount of sawdust on the fire under the boiler from the sawdust bin, which was located a short distance off, and then started to the Randolph street front of the building. He states that he had been there but a few minutes when he was startled by a loud report, which was fol lowed by tbe upper portion of the rear wall falling outward and the screams of the women in tbe upper story. Bricks were flying in all directions, and in less than a minute afterwards the whole rear portiou of the mill appeared to be in flames. The greatest excitement existed among tbe bands employed in the build ing, especially the females. Some of them ran for the stairway leading to the street, while others ran to the windows, and a few started to climb out, but they were prevented from jumping to the ground by their companions. During all this time the flames were spreading from one floor to another, aDd the crowds attracted by the smoke and screams of the women blocked tbe street, but the excitement among them was so great that they ap peared powerless for a loDg time to render any assistance. Finally several men ran into the building and succeeded in getting the inmates all out. The excitement among the people was increased when the girls and young women appeared in the street, some bleeding and others badly burned. The fire burned stubbornly de spite the efforts of the firemen to check lhe flames, and in a remarkably short period, owing to the inflammable eharacler of the contents, tlie two upper stories of the factory and the shedding iD the rear were ablaze. One girl, Carrie Banner, aged 18, is missing. The following is a list of the injured : Ella Sterker, aged 21, badly burned about tbe face and hands. Carrie Mealier, aged 18, burned about the body. Emma Muller, aged 16, burned about the face. Mary E. Knecht, aged 15, face and body burned. Amanda Cook, aged 19, burned about tbe face, back and hands. John Pollock, aged 17, injured about the head by falling bricks. Joseph Iiehner, aged 17, bands badly burned. John Kiengelhafer, aged 21, head cut and hands injured. George Kimball* aged 19, head and face cut. Daniel Friez, an old man, bead and face burned and arm cut. The asserted theory of the origin of the explosion is that after the engineer had built up the fire in the engine the back draft had blown tbe flames out so that they had communicated to the sawdust in the bin, and the flames shooting upward through the large dust flue, which was air tight, and caused the explosion. The Fate of the Chicago Anarchists. Chicago, November 14.—A letter re ceived from Col. Ii. G. Ingersoll says that he had not time to connect himself in any way with the case of the anarchists, and therefore would have nothing whatever to do with it. The certificate of evidence of the bill of exceptions have at last been signed, filed and put on record in the office of the clerk of the criminal court. To-morrow the paper—or bale of paper— will be transcripted to the Supreme Court. The defeD.se will then proceed to reach tbe ear of any member of the Supreme Bench, as the Court is not now in session, and from him endeavor to secure a supse deas to restrain the execution of the sen tence. At the March term of the Supreme Court the case will be called for considera tion. Thus tbe condemned men are re spited lor many months, although Mr. GrinDell has said that this way of argu ment supersedes may not l»e granted, the contingency which is, however, not to be reasonably anticipated. Indian Landed Aristocracy. New York, November 13.—A Washing ton special to the Sun says : One of the most striking passages in the annual re port of Commissioner J. D. Atkins, which has just been printed, shows the working of an Indian landed aristocracy under the present tribal system of holding reser vations. It appears that the chief culti vation of the tribal lands is done by a few rich and enterprising red men. who pocket all the proceeds and pay no rent to the tribes as a whole. Of course their plan is that if any other members of the tribe choose to till tribal lands they are at liberty to do so. But it appears that in Indian Territory, where some very large aggregate crops are raised on lands held in common by partly civilized tribes, the wealthier and more influential Indians have monopolized the best lands and much more than would be their share UDder an equal division in severalty. Commissioner Atkins accordingly points ont that the present system of land tenure among the red men is working very badly and that the government ought to intervene and divide tbe land held in Indian Territory into lots of 160 acres for each bead of the family and half as much for each child. The general impression derived from Com missioner Atkins report is that the present system of Indian land holding is very im perfect and unwise aDd that Congress should promptly substitute one which would be better both for tbe red men and white. Choctaw Indian Claims. Washington, November 15.—A decision was rendered by the U. S. Supreme court to-day in the case of tbe Choctaw nation against the United States. A snit was bronght in order to obtain a judicial set tlement of all the existing claims of the Choctaw nation against the U. S. govern ment. This court, in a long and carefnily prepared opinion by Justice Matthews, holds that the Choctaw nation is entitled to judgment against tbe United States lor the following sums : First, $2,681,247, subject to a deduction of $250,000 under the act of 18S1. Second, tor the unpaid annuities $59,449 ; third, for tax taken in fixing the boundary border of the State of Arkansas and Choctaw nation, $681,022. The judg ment of the Conrt of Claims is therefore reversed and the canse is remanded to that court with instructions to enter judgment in conformity with this opinion. Dead Stallion. Cincinnati, November 12.— The noted imported stallion Prince Charlie, the property of Dan Swigert, died at the Elmen dorf farm, Fayette county, Kentucky, last night of colic. He was worth $20,000. j JTIIE EXPRESS ROBBERY. Implication of the Messenger Froth- j inghnm. St. Louis, November 11.—The evidence j j in the express robbery case, just made pub ! lie, goes to prove that the messenger Froth- , ingtiam was an accessory or at least a willing victim in the affair. The discrep ancies in his statements to the detectives • indicate that he knows more of the man j ner in which the robbery was planned and j executed than he would like to have them ; know. An expert penman who was before • the grand jury last Satarday states that the three letters signed "Jim Cummings'' were written by the same man and ex presses his belief that the man was Froth ingham It now transpires that tbe I messenger's trunk was shipped soon alter the robbery and that a number of sheets of paper were found coyered with copies of the signature 4, W. J. Barrett, Mgr. Ex press Company. It is supposed that the messenger became able to forge his signa ture so that he might affix it to the order ■ which the robber presented, which allowed him to enter the car. The Bell Telephone. Cincinnati, November 11 —The opinion I of the United States Circuit Court in the 1 case of the Government against the Ameri can Bell Telephone Company was delivered this morning by Judge Sage. It was ; voluminous and in favor cf the American Belle Telephone Company. Rochester, November 15.—At a meet ing of the Bell Telephone subscribers held j to-night, an association was formed con sisting of the lessees. It was agreed by those that they would order their tele phones removed regardless of unexpired contracts. It was further agreed that any Dew arrangement that the company would necessarily include a recompense lor any loss by reason of unexpired contracts. The present members of the association con sist principally of representatives ol busi ness houses, and it is thought that the re maining 400 which represent the private houses chiefly, will join the association. The trouble grows out ol' an announce ment made by the company that hereafter rentals wonld be considered as covering a fixed number of conversations and that connections made over end above that number would be charged lor in addition to the rental. Filibustering Expedition. New York, November 15. — A Dallas, j Texts, special to the Sun says: Two men have been here for five days organizing an I agency in the interest of a filibustering ex- j pedition into Mexico. Yesterday morning j they started lor St. Louis, leaving a man here of extensive border experience to con- ! tinue their work. There are now enrolled j in Dallas twenty or thirty trusted men j ready for a raid at a moment's summons, j In an interview one of the promoters of the j scheme, said : "When we get ready to cross the border we will find plenty cf natives with good j leaders ready to meet us. We are not < going into an annexation to the United j States scheme. The object is to establish a new republic, a Rio Grande socialistic ! confederation, to be composed of the north- j west Mexican States of Chihuahua, Dman- ; go and Sonora, with the capital as at pres ent intended at Chihuahua city, as it has j railroad communication with the outside ; world and is the largest, richest, and most j . important town in that section. When the time for actiou comes if the Lnited .states | takes any hand in the affair we count upon | that action being favorable to tke new re- ; public instead of against it, for the reason | j that the Mexican federal government finds j itself confronted with an extensive révolu- j tion that is seriously impending and which it will not be able to suppress here.'' The person interviewed is a graduate of i an Eastern college and has lived in Texas j nearly two years. He is a personal friend | of Henry George, for whom he has the strongest admiration and affection, and whose doctrine he unquivocally endorses. He and his associates will remain in St. Louis a week or so and then go to New York and other Eastern cities. Mayor Grace Sued tor $150,OUO. New York, November 13.— The World \ this morniDg says : Suit has been brought against Mayor Wm. R. Grace by Julian T. Davies, receiver of Grant ft Ward, to re cover $150,000, which, the receiver says, s Mayor Grace obtained through fictitious I contracts he had with Ferdinand Ward, j Complaint in the suit which is brought 1 against Mayor Grace individually, has been served, and the Mayor has until the , 24th inst. to answer. It was ascertained that the sum sued for includes money that . passed to Mayor Grace through Edward H. j Tobey 's hands. Mayor Grace has repeat ; edly denied that he had aDy interest in Tobey's transactions with Ward, and it has I been said that he so testified before the I U. S. grand jury which indicted Ward, Warner and Tobey, but there are checks in ! the hands of Receiver Davis drawn by : i Ward in favor of Tobey, which show by i ; Mr. Grace's endorsement that the money j ! went to him. Pacific Coast Racing. San Francisco, November 12.— The fall meeting of the Pacific Coast Blooded Horse Association will be inaugurated to 1 morrow. The weather promises to be fine. The track is in splendid condition. All the leading California stables will be represented, including Baldwin, Ashe and Haggin. The following are the entries ; First race, for all ages, one mile and one sixteen, Laura Gordon, 80 pounds ; Yalido, 94 ; Argo, 94 ; Leapyear, 80 ; Jonjon, 115; Thad Hobson, 103; Black Pilot, 103; Liz I zie Dunbar, 115; Estrella, 106; Grove* i Cleveland, 97. Second race. Ladies stakes, two year old i fillies, three-quarters of a mile, Laura : Gardner, Napa, I.capyear, Frisetta, Notidle I aDd Narcola. I Third race, Bay City stakes, all ages, one ; mile and a half, Moonlight, 104 ; Volante, I 123; Mollie McCarthy a Lass. 104; Monte j Christo, 107. Fourth race, one mile, for 2-year-old 1 colts, C. II. Todd's Voltigner, Laredo, Safe Ban. Jim Daffy. j Fifth race, (extra) handicap, seven eighths of a mile, all ages, Echo, 118; Lige CUtfke, 110; Panama, 110; Tom Atchison. 110; Fred Collier, 105; Black Pilot, 105; Certiorari, 100; Sir Thad, 110; St. Patrick, 90; Dynamite, 107. American Tnrf Congress. Cincinnati, November 11.—The Ameri can Tnrf Congress finished its work this evening and most of the members left for their homes to-night.- Following is the dispatch of Secretary B. G. Bruce to the New York World : The convention met at 10 o'clock to-day, and after an all day's session passed upon rules. Little if any changes were made in the body of the rules. Minor additions or verbal changes were made. The weights were raised on two-year-olds to 110 May 1st, and 115 pounds after that for the re mainder of thç season. Charley Green of St Lon is was elected president for the ensning year, and B. G. Brace Secretary. Alter the election of officers the congress adjourned to meet at Lexington, Ky., on the second Wednesday in November, 1887. Scarcity ot .Nickles and Pennies. Washington. November 11.—Mr. Kim ball. director of the Mint, said to-day, on the subject of the scant supply of pennies and five cent nickels, that their coinage was executed at the mint at Philadelphia, but bad been suspended on the 16th ol February, 18-'5, by Secretary McCullough, on the ground that the amount outstand ing was redundant. It has since appeared that there is great irregularity in the distri bution of the stock of the miuor coinage in the hands of the sub-treasurers, and applications lor the same to the mint at Philadelphia, which is ordinarily charged with this distribution, have been referred to the assistant treasurer, at Philadelphia, where a large surplus is collected. This surplus was maintained until the middle of September when it was turned over to the mint for cleaning and reissue. About this time an unprecedented demand arose for pennies and nickels, which soon ex hausted tlie $56,000 transferred from the sub-treasury. Since then the work of striking new pieces has gone on without interruption to the lull capacity ot the mint, over and above the mandatory silver dollar coinage in order to increase the out put of the minor coins. Its quota ol sil ver dollars has been reduced, and to the same extent therein tbe coinage at San Francisco and New Orleans is increased. The Director attributes in great part to the tendency of the minor com to the unequal circulation through the general want o! acceptability, especially at the banks. The circulation of pennies is confined to the localities where the odd change is exacted by way of street railway fares, etc., and especially by the extraordinary iDcrea«e of late of shops whose policy it is to fix their prices at odd amounts, that is to say, at. prices not corresponding to the denomina tions of sub-treasury coin. Sparks' Decision. Washington, November 11.—A con troversy recently arose between the Re ceiver of tbe land office at Marysville, Gala., and U. 8. Assistant Treasurer at San Francisco, with regard to some light weight gold coin which the former sent the latter for deposit in the regular course of busi ness and which the latter not only refused to receive but returned to the Receiver after stamping the coin with the word "light." Some correspondence on the sub ject has passed between the Treasury De partment and the Interior Department, the last communication being a letter from Commissioner Sparks, of the Central Land Office, to w hom Secretary Lamar had re ferred tbe previous letters from the Treas ury Department. Sparks says that the matter is not one over which be has any control, but that in his opinion the Re ceiver at Marysville had a perfect right to send the Assistant Treasurer for deposit any U. S. coined money and that if the Assistant Treasurer found the coins light in weight he should nevertheless have taken them and have given the Receiver credit for them at such reduced valuation as their deficiency in weight might re quire. Civil Service Promotion. New York, November 15.—Thomas B Harris, one of the employes of the custom house, was re-examined yesterday with a view to promotion. Notwithstanding the fact that his percentage was highest, the promotion was given to another man, an "honorably discharged soldier," to whom it was claimed the law gives preference. Harris wrote to President Cleveland to know why he had been set aside for a man far below him in civil service examina tions. The case was referred to Collector Magone, who in turn referred it to the civil service commission. Yesterday their decision was received. They are of one opinion, that preferences are for admission to the classified service, and do not extend to promotions therein. They hold that in competitive examinations for promotion in the civil service those graded the high est in the register should in all cases be first certified to appointing officers. Butter and Egg Convention. Chicago, November 12.—At tbe Butter and Egg convention to-day a resolution changing the name of the organization to the "National Produce Association" was referred to a committee to report at the next annual meeting. The election of officers resulted as follows : President, H. B. Gurley, of DeKalb, 111. Secretary and Treasurer, Col. R. M. Lit ter, of Chicago. Also one Vice President for each State represented. The resolution proposing a virtual boy cott of the Illinois State Board of Agri culture was modified into "refusal of all alliance with that board until there is a change in its management." The reso lution was then adopted. The cause of the resolution was the action of the State Board in favoring exhibitions of oleo margarinejaud similar products. Adjourn ment was taken subject to the call of the Vice Presidents. The Farmers Alliance. CHICAGO, November 12.—The Farmers Alliance, in its afternoon session, adopted a platform which favors the union of farm ers with labor organizations to amelionte all the evils oppressing both classes in common. It asks that the police in all tbe large cities be placed under direct State control ; favors a gradual income tax and demands that the railroads be subject to tbe closest supervision by the govern ment. Upon the tarif!' and prohibition issues the platform is non committal. Tbe election of officers resulted as follows : President—A. J. Streeter. Vice President—J. J. Barrows. Secretary—Milton George. Treasurer—Mr. Arnold. The next convention of the Alliance will be held in Minneapolis. Canadian Lumber Syndicate. Minneapolis, November 11.—Col. Piatt B. Walker, a prominent lumberman, says in an interview published in tbe Evening Journal that a syndicate of Canadian lum bermen. with partners in this state, have acquired a title to about 500,000,000 feet of pine timber in northwestern Minnesota, and are arranging to gobble up the rest of the vast timber belt on the northern slope and including about one half of the entire State. He charges that the clause in the sundry civil service bill providing for a commission to treat with tbe Indians nowr oecuupying these lands, for their removal to the White Earth agency, was wholly in the interest of this Canadian syndicate. Col. Walker adds if this treaty should be confirmed ten million dollars worth of Indian pine will certainly go into the hands of this foreign syndicate, and $1, 500,000 worth of lumber that Minnesota and Dakota will shortly need will be owned by this same pool. New Railroad. Galveston, November 10. —A special f the News from Corpus Christi, says : TI San Antonio & Arkansas Pass railway ws formally opened to-day throegh to tl Gnlf. An excursion train brought sever: hundred people from San Antonio an points along the line. This gives Souther Texas a new outlet to the east via Corpi Christi.