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Chicago Turners Waste no Tears on
tie Anarchists. OffcDtliDE Officers ol the Society De posed. 4 III« AGO ANARCHISTS. >o Sympathy ol the Turners lor Spies. Chicago, April 10.—A set back was given to-day to the friends of August Spies, who have been endeavoring to enlist the moral support of the Turners here for him and his condemned comrades. The anarchist sympathizers refuse to acknowl edge themselves defeated and declare that they will carry their efforts before the highest authority in the order and make the issue a national one among the Turners. Spies was a prominent Turner before his incarceration. After the death sentence was pronounced against him and his com rades friends of Spies, Chairman John Glov and members of the Turners executive board of the district, issued a circular to all subordinate Turner societies in this vicinity, requesting them to notify the board whether they favored the adoption of a resolution declaring the verdict agaist the anarchists unjust and asking for a new trial. The result was a storm of pro tests against the action of the board. Gloy then issued a letter warmly advocating support for Spies, and this was followed by angry demands for his resignation and those of his fellow members of the board. To-day a district convention of Turners was held for the purpose of deciding on the question of impeaching and deposing the district executive board, and especially John Gloy, the chairman, for overstepping their authority and disgracing their offices. Every Turner society within titty miles of Chicago was represented. Max Stern made a long and earnest address, denounc ing the executive board and anarchists generally, which was followed by Gloy at length. At last a motion to depose the ex ecutive board w as carried by a vote of 42 to 34, and the chairman immediately de clared the board deposed. Gloy announced that he would appeal the case to the national board. In the confusion follow ing this declaration a large number of societies withdrew from the hall, headed by Gloy. The uproar grew louder, and the chairman threatened to have the hall cleared by the police. Gloy reappeared at this juncture and quieted the audience, saying that an outbreak should be avoided. A new district board was provided for by the remaining delegates, and the conven tion quickly adjourned. CHICAGO ELECTION. The City Rescued from the Anarchists Chicago, April b\—Commenting on the result of yesterday's election, the Times Independent-Democrat) says : The peo ple of Chicago have given ther answer in no uncertain tones to the brazen demand of the lfaymarket banditti for a surrender of the municipal government into their blood-stained hands. The candidate of the red tlag barbarians for the mayoralty has been defeated by a majority approximating *28,000, and his associates on the city and town tickets have suffered a like righteous fate. The result is a magnificent triumph lor the intelligence and conscience of Chi cago. It is a splendid vindication of the patriotism, the common sense and the sturdy manhood ot the great masses of her people. It is a crushing rebuke to the demagogues and tricksters of the Carter Harrison type, who, to promote their un hallowed ambition and lust of power, have l»een dallying with lawlessness and trilling with the safety, the prosperity and the good name of this community. It is a notice to the world that the tide of bar barism, which threatened to sweep away the safeguards of property and personal rights in this great city, culminated in the bloody massacre of the Haymarket, and that with the collapse of the rotten dy nasty, w hose criminal folly and reckless ness first opened a channel for its foul waters. Chicago is ouce more on high and solid ground, secure against the threatened inundation. ENFORCING THE LAW. Farmers Arrested for Cutting Timber. Billings, April 10.—"Warrants have lust been issued for the arrest of nine farm- ers of the Yellowstone valley between Billings and l'ark City. The arrests will be followed by many others. Their offense is cutting timber on the Crow reservation. Nearly all the timber in this neighbor- hood is on the reservation and during the late severe winter the farmers along the river were obliged to cross on the ice for their supply of fuel. Though closely watched they were not interfered with, but a tally was kept and now the deputy U. S. Marshals and other officials will reap a rich harvest from the wholesale arrest. The point at which the farmers cut timber is seveuty-ti vejmiles from the agency around which the Indians are collected. ----•+■------ Enforcing the Sunday Law. Long Island City, N. Y., April 10.— About sixty deputy sheriffs in three divisions, under command of Sheriff John J. Mitchell, Under Sherilf Golden and Captain Caveuaugh, visited the various parks used as base ball grounds in the vil lages of Maspeth, Middleville and Ridge wood, (Queens county, this afternoon and stopped the ball games in progress. At Atlantic Park, where the Cuban Giants and Newarks were playing before about 1,000 spectators, Captain Kavanaugh and bis fifteen deputies were surrounded by a crowd and for a time it looked as if there would be trouble. Some of the crowd urged the players to proceed with the game despite the presence of the officers, and others picked up stones, threatening the officer»' lives. Finally the mob was driven off and the play mg ceased. Canadian Sensation. < »TTAWA, Out, April 10.—There is much excitement here over an official notice to the effect that during the presence of Lord Lansdowne in ihe Senate Chamber at the opening of Parliament, on the 11th inst., the galleries of the Senate will be closed, riiis is the first time in the history of the dominion that such a step has been taken, the galleries of the Senate always on such occasions being open to the public, who are admitted by ticket. Au explanation is given that it w ill prevent confusiou. The opinion is that His Excellency has received letters,| the threats contained in which he afraid will be carried into effect if a crowd is permitted to enter the gallery of the Chamber. TRANSPORTATION. First Ruling of the Interstate Com mission. Washington, April 6.—At the afternoon session the commission made the following ruling: The Inter-state Commerce Com mission at a session of said commission held at their rooms, in the city of Washington, on the 6th day of April, 1887, in the mat ter of the petition of the Southern Rail way & Steamship Association, application having been made to the Inter-state Com merce Commission under section 4, of the act ol Congress entitled an act to regulate commerce by the Southern Railway & Steamship Association, common carriers, subject to the provisions of said act, for authority to charge less for longer than for shorter distances in certain cases, that is to say. for the transportation of property from and to Boston, Providence, New Y'ork, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Alexandria, Va., Cincinnati, Vicksburg, Miss., Memphis, Tenn , Nashville, Tenn., and points south erly therefrom and from and to said last named points, each with the oiher so far as the same are situated in different States at higher rates than are charged from and to the same points to and from local points and the intermediate points last enumer ated over the same lines, and certain of said railroad companies' lines and systems having also severally made application for a like authority, so far as said points are reached by them respectively, and said common carriers having presented as a rea son for granting those said applications the existence of water and other competition, claiming that the same cannot be met ex cept by maintaining rates heretofore es tablished to and from said points which are alleged to be too low to enable said common carriers to carry on business if ap plied to local intermediate points, and fur ther claiming that great disturbance of business will occur if the present traffic arrangements and rates are immediately changed, and its appearing to the commis sion after the investigation of said peti tion and lacts presented in support thereof, to l>e a proper case of temporary order authorizing existing rates to be maintained for the time being until the Commission can make a complete examination of the matters alleged in said petition as reasons for relieving said common carriers from operation of said section of said act: It is ordered that the said application be and the same is hereby granted temporarily, subject to modification or revocation by the Commission at any time upon hearing, or otherwise, and said common carriers are temj>orarily relieved from its operation; 4th section of said act to extend as specified in recitals of this order aud for a period not greater than DO days from this date; sub ject, how'ever, to the restriction that noneof said common carriers, while this order re mains in force, shall in any case charge or receive compensation for the transporta tion of property between stations on their respective lines, where more is charged for a shorter than a longer haul which shall be greater than the rates in force and charged and received by said carriers re spectively on the 31st day of March, 1887, schedules of which have been filed with the commission. It is made a further condition of this order that a printed copy hereof shall be forthwith publicly posted and kept with the schedule of rates, fares and charges at evtry station upon the lines of said com mon carriers where such schedules are by law required to be posted and kept for the use of the public. And it is further ordered that the com mission convene at Atlanta, Ga., on the 2öth day of April, 1887, at 3 o'clock p. m., and thereafter at Mobile, Ala., April 29th, New Orleans May 2d, and at Memphis, Tenn., May 4th, for the consideration of the subject matter of said petion, at which places and times said common carriers or any of them may appear and present ap plications for saul relief with evidence in support thereof, which applications in each case must show the precise relief desired, the facts upon which the same is claimed, and the extent to which relief from the operations from said section of said act is asked for, and at the same places and same time any persons interested in opposing any such application may also be heard, and at any time prior to May 6th, 1887, the commission will rèceive printed or written communications in support of or in opposition to the relief asked for by said petition. This announcement representing the times and places ot hearing and method of procedure is subject to change or en largement in the discretion of the commis sion. (Signed) F. I.. COOLEY, Chairman. Chicago, April 8. —The general passen ger agent of the Pennsylvania Company has sent a private and confidential letter to the general passenger agents of the western lines stating that his road had only temporarily agreed to the allowance of differential passenger rates to the weak lines east of Chicago and St. Louis and that his company would claim that any road selling a through ticket at a rate higher than any other road was guilty of discrimination under the inter-state com merce law. He asks the views of western passenger agents on the matter. The move is understood to be one to deprive the Chicago and Grand Trunk and other lines the privilege of making a rate to the seaboard of $1.50 less than the strong lines, as now agreed to since prorating ar rangements between the western and east ern lines. Freight from the seaboard to the Missouri river and beyond was declared off and the larger portion of that traffic has been diverted away from Chicago and through St. Louis, the rate to Kansas City being from two to eight cents lower via St. Louis. It is understood that early next week the Chicago and Kansas City roads will issue freight tariff, which will equal ize rates via both cities and stop diver sion of traffic away from Chicago. The Michigan Central road will to morrow is- j sue a circular boycotting 25 roads upon which the trunk lines have placed their ban, and although tickets over the western lines will be taken otfot sale, the Chicago roads exempted from boycott will be the Northwestern, Illinois Central aud Mil waukee and St. Paul. All ot ttie roads leading to Kansas City are barred, so that travellers from the east cannot buy through tickets tothat point, as jthe Lake Shore joined the boycott to-day. The Burling ton & Northern and Grand Trunk will be the only seaboard lines which are not turning western tickets to the wall. Neither side show any sign of yielding and the boycott will probably continue un til the matter is brought before the inter state commission. A move is on foot to send on from this city a protest of leading merchants and shippers against the action of the inter-state commission in suspending operation of the long and short haul sec tion at every point. Special grievence here is the suspension affecting the route | across the lake from Milwaukee. Denver, Col., April 6— The war be tween the eastern and western lines has reached Denver. The Denver & Rio Grande company issued orders to-day to their agents in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and California to withdraw from sale all tickets reading over any portion of the Pennsylvania system, the New \ ork Cen tral and Hudson River, the West Shore and the New York, Lake Erie & Western railway. This is in retaliation for the ac tion of these lines for declining to sell tickets for the Denver & Rio Grande be cause the latter road refused to entertain an agreement not to pry commissions. K. of L. CONVENTION. Patriotic Speech by Grand Powderly. Harrisburg, April 7. —Two hundred Knights of Labor representing every dis trict in Pennsylvania, met here this after noon to consider various bills relating to labor now before the legislature. The session this afternoon was secret and was strictiy devoted to the organization. Gen eral Master Workman Powdeny presided, and in calling the convention to order made an address in which he counselled wisdom and great care in deliberation and spoke of the rapid growth of the order. He expressed himself as well pleased at the result of the Chicago elec tion. Ralph Beaumont, of Washington, and .Secretary Leich man also addressed the convention. It is understood that the legislators who have introduced the labor bills will be requested to explain them before the convention and will draft a memorial embodying its views and present it on Monday in a public meeting I in the house of representatives. Powderly made a speech in which he ! insisted that labor bad a right to be repre 1 sented by men to look after its interests in j the legislature. He referred to many cor ' porations being represented in the halls, ; and said it was time the men of Pennsyl ! vania emulated the example of their I brethren in New Jersey and insist upon j the examination of all labor bills before them. He said : "We are charged with being anarchists and favoring measures that tend to anarchy. As chief of our organization I can say that anarchy finds no abiding place in our midst, but the monopolists want to make people believe the contrary. No matter what errors we have committed in the past we have always aimed at doing right. We have pursued a line of policy and found out things that are right and wrong, but we have always kept clear of one thing that brings odium on onr coun try—anarchy." He rejoiced, therefore, in the defeat of the anarchist candidates in Chicago. "I read the result of the election in Chi cago the other day and was glad to see and hear that the workingmen of that great city were good enough to throw the lie back in the faces of those who passed as their friends and representatives. No sooner did the anarchist ticket go be fore the people than its supporters said: 'We will carry the ticket through under the tlag on whose face not one star glistens, not one stripe is to he found, and the teachings of such men as Powderly and Griffith will have no weight with us;' but they found on election day that anarchy was snowed under as it was never snowed under before, and I say amen to that every time. [Great applause.] I did not know bnt what in the decoration of this hall you might forget to place the American flag on the wall Thursday—that it might be forgotten. I brought this with me this morning (here Mr. Powderly exhibited a tlag and there was tremendous applause), and I brought it down here so that if it were charged that we were not Americans —I don't care where I was born ; I don't care where the rest of you were born— that there was one who swore by that tlag and no other ( here Mr. Powderly presented the flag to M. T. Burrell, of Carbondale, an old friend). Let them to morrow morning after these outbursts of applause charge us with being anything else bnt free born American citizens, and these manifesta tions which you have given expression to will be a refutation of that lie, which will ring down for centuries in condemnation of the red llag. "Now, my brothers, we will stand or fall by that sentiment I have given utter ance to. We are here as Americans, teach American legislation in the interest of the American people and in our Ameri can way also to say that those men who assembled a hundred years ago in the city of Philadelphia and gave out the Declara tion of Independence to the world were right when they declared that all men were created free and equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights, and that we believe they told the truth and that it still continues to be the truth, instead of a living lie, as some of these men would have people believe, [applause] We can do this without being anarchists, and do it without becoming partisans and without being tied to the chariot wheels of either end—Democratic or Republican, [applause] The Legislature a few years ago would not have paid the slightest attention to Labor organizations, but now the Knights of La bor could defeat any candidate. The boy cott was wrong for the man that was boy cotted, and so was blacklisting wrong for the man that was blacklisted. He did not believe in either. He believed in ar bitration, and he would make arbitration compulsory." Master KNIGHTS OF LAHOR. Circular Letter From the bishop ol Quebec. Arch Quebec, April 10. —The following letter, bearing on the Knights of Labor question, was read at the different Roman Catholic churches to-day : To the Archbishop of Quebec, April ôth , 1887. In September, 1884, the Holy See, con sulted by me ou the society of the Knights of Labor, condemned it under pain of a grievous sin and charged the bishops to deter their diocesans therefrom, as I did in my circular letter (No. 131) of February 2nd, 1885. After the representations made by their lordships, the bishops of the United States, the Holy See has suspended until further orders the elfect ol that sen tence. In consequence I authorize con fessors of the diocese to observe the Knights of Labor on the following conditions, which it is your bound duty to explain to them and make them observe : First. That they confess and sincerely repent the grievous sin which they com mitted by not obeying the degree of Sep tember, 1884. Second. That they be ready to abandon the society as soon as the Holy See shall ordain. Third. That they sincerely and ex plicitly promise absolutely that they will not either favor Masonic and other con demned societies or violate the laws either of justice, of charity or of the State. Fourth. That they abstain from every promise and from every oath by which they would bind themselves either to obey blindly a'.l orders of the directors of the society or to keep absolute secrecy, even toward the lawful authorities (see "dis cipline," page 217) in behalf of these peni tents only ; and by virtue of authority I prolong the time of the paschal com munion until the feast of the Ascension inclusively. Please accept, Sir, the assur ance of my sincere attachment. TASCHEREAU, Archl>i-hop ot Quebec. There is great rejoicing among the Knights of Labor over the withdrawal of Cardinal Taschereau's amendment of 1884. Clause four of the circular letter has been weil weighed by the Knights and it will be accepted by them. It is even now rumored that the encyclical letter will re move all obstructions and recognise the order. They seem to think that the Cardinal is only paving the way to revoke the amendment entirely. Great Suffering Throughout the State. TEXAS DROUTH. Galveston, Tex., April 10.—The past week has been one of expectancy and dis appointment to the people of Texas, no rains of any consequence having fallen throughout the immense area now suffer ing from drouth. Dispatches and letters to the Galveston News, the San Antonio Express and other papers continue to de tail the wide-spread and threatening char acter of the drouth, the severity of which has perceptibly increased since the last re port. The drouth now extends from the far western grazing lands across the State for a distance of 800 miles into the pine regions bordering on Louisiana, but it de creases in severity as it approaches the pineries, from which section the complaints are of recent date. The general rains which usually set in at the full of the moon are wanting, and the cool, dry winds of the past fortnight continue to prevail, except in the district immediately west and south west of San Antonio, embracing Medina, I.andera, Uvalde, Frio and Atascosa coun ties, where moderate rains fell yesterday, but not enough, say the dispatches from that vicinity. This is one of the grazing sections of the State where the stock was dying. In the section between San Antonio and the coast, embracing snch fertile coon ties as Guadaloup, Gonzales, Lavoca, Col orado, Caldwell, Bastrop and a dozen others, the drouth has assumed a serious aspect, putting no embargo upon all agricultural developments, especially cotton, which is the chief product of thissectioD. One cor respondent descrilres the roadways through out this belt as being covered to a depth of several inches with dust. The fields are barren even of weeds, while strings of tat tle, almost too poor to stand up, are travel ing constantly in search of grass and water. In central Texas, embracing about thirty counties surrounding Waco, Corsicana and Bnrnel, the situation is scarcely less prom ising, all reports agreeing that nothing but very early and plentiful rains will avert serions dauiage or a failure of the crops. In northern and northwestern Texas the drouth is not as severely felt as in other sections, but the complaints are increasing. A slight sprinkle of rain fell during the week in Mitchell county, along the line of the Texas Pacific road, but no report of a rainfall in the great Pan-handle district has yet been received. The result of the drouth is notable in the scarcity of early vegetables at the principal points. The anxiety over the situation is becoming greater every day. The wholesale houses of this city are calling their drummers off the road, as the country merchants refuse to buy pending the uncertainty of the crop outlook. Disastrous Prairie Fire. Kansas City, Mo., April 11.—A disas trous prairie fire is raging in Phillips and Norton counties, in Kansas. It started Saturday evening, near Edmore, where four houses were burned, and crossing the Central branch railroad, has traveled north westerly to Norcator, having destroyed quite a number of houses, with all other perishable property in its track. It is re ported that from nine to twelve persons have perished, but the facts cannot lie defi nitely learned, owing to the injury to the telegraph wires. Earthquake. New Y'ork, April G. —A special to the Mail and Express from Contoocook, N. H. f says: Distinct earthquake tremors terri fied the inhabitants of this place to-day. Vibrations came from the east and loud de tonations were heard like claps of thunder. The crackiDg of frozen ground and the breaking of ice in the ponds added to the noise. The shock lasted about a minute. Houses were jarred and dishes rattled off the shelves in closets, and many people were rolled from their beds. Burlington, Vt., April 10.—Two shocks of earthquake occurred here this afternoon. The first, about 2:30 o'clock, was rather light, and the second ten minutes later. The second shock was very heavy resem bling the concussion from a large gun, fol lowed by ajar of fifteen seconds duration. Doors and windows rattled, and those liv ing in third stories of blocks say the build ings seemed to sway to and fro. People ran into the streets in a panic, many sup posing that a terrific explosion had oc curred near by. Death of a Noted Actor. Evansville, Ind., April 10.—John T. Raymond, the celebrated actor, died here at a quarter after one o'clock this morning. He arrived here from the South Friday afternoon quite ill from intestinal diseases, complicated with heart troubles. At about midnight last night he commenced failing rapidly and became unconscious. He was attended by the members of his company, who are grief-stricken over the sad occur rence. Mr. Raymond's family live in New York, and have been summoned here. Sudden Death. Burlingame, Ks., April 10. — Levi Empie, president of the BurliDgame Sav ings Bank, died suddenly this morning from paralysis, at the age of 71 years. He was a prominent Odd Fellow and an early settler of this State. He was Past Grand Master of the State and Past Grand Repre sentative two terms—at Baltimore and San Francisco—also Past Instructor. His death will attract the notice of the order all over the country. Died. New York, April 6.—Sir Wm. Owen Lanyon, K. G'. B., who arrived in this city about a week ago from England, and was stopping in this city, died to-day from can cer of the jaw. New Y'ork, April 7.—Gen. Thomas W. Conway, secretary of the State Temperance League of New Y'ork and the organizer of the Temperance Insurance Association of New York, died suddenly last evening. London, April 10.—The death is an- j nounced of Charles Newdegate, an ex- | member of the House of Commons. London. April 11.—The Duchessof Nor folk is dead. Funeral of Lieut. Mott. Utica, N. Y., April 10.—The burial of Lieutenant S. Mott, of the United States Army, who was shot lately at San Carlos Calitornia, by an Indian, took place at | Bonokville, Madison county, to day. Among the United States Army officers present were Lient. B. F. Fowler, 4th Cav alry, San Carlos, Lieut. Reese and Lieut. Potter, of Willett's Point. SAVAGELY ASSAULTED. A Canadian Mob Attack a Salvation Detachment. Quebec, April 11.—While a French de tachment of the Salvation Army was parading the streets yesterday afternoon it was attacked by a bowling mob, who pleted the members with large lumps of snow aDd ice. One of the females of the Army was knocked senseless and danger ously hurt by being struck on the head by a piece of ice weighing five pounds. The drums of the detachment were all smashed. The police have as yet made no arrests Fire. Toledo, Ohio, April 10—The Maumee rolling mills burned to-night, Loss $300, 000 ; insurance $85.000. Probable Settlement of the Strike. j | | CHICAGO CARPENTERS. Chicago, April 6. —Two hundred ami fifty carpenter contractors, representing four-fifths of all the employers of carpen ters in the city, held a meeting this after noon and agreed to concede to some of the demands of the 800 strikers. The com pro mise was rejected to-night by the carpen ters' executive committee. The eight hour proposition was agreed to, also the motion to fix the lowest wages at thirty cents an hour, and so grade the wages of the men up according to ability. Both of these concessions were rejected by the strikers' executive committee because the bosses had ignored their committee when they called to-day while the employ» s' meeting was in session. It is thought that if the strike is protracted one am* all building trades will suffer greatly in consequence. A detail of 2,000 strikers tt. <lay failed to find but few carpenters at wi-rk and they were in remote parts of the city. Chicago, April 8.—Only nineteen con tractors repined to the call for a mass meeting oi master carpenters this after noon to independently consider the de mands ot the strikers. The session result ed merely in the contractors present agree ing to attend another meeting to-morrow night. Fights between the strikers and import ed carpenters were numerous to-day, non union men beiDg compelled to quit work in a number of mstames. Nine strikers were arrested on this account, and once there was considerable excitement, but no accident happened from the exchange of shots between policemen and strikers. The Knights of Labor element among the strikers are not all satisfied with the way matters are being conducted by the car penters' counsel. They think the Carpen ters' Brotherhood is assuming too much authority in the matter. A meeting of the Knights will be held to-morrow, at which it is possible the strike will be broken and the great part of the 8,000 men will decide to resume work Monday. Chicago, April 11.—At a meeting of the striking carpenters to-day an organiza tion was formed to be known as the Inde pendent Master Carpenters Association. The terms of the strikers were at once ac ceded to on condition that the strike be declared off so far as the members of the new association of employees are con cerned. This was agreed to by the strikers, and it is expected that one-eighth of the men will thus resume work imme diately on the eight-hour plan at thirty live cents an hour. Disputes are to be settled, not between employer and em ploye, but by arbitration between the Carpenters' Union and the Masters Asso ciation. This result marks an important divergence from the programme declared by the carpenters at the beginning of the strike. They then announced that no carpenters would be allowed to return to work until all contractors gave in or the strike as a whole was declared a failure. Ocean Wrecks. Port Townsend, W. T., April 6.— The hark Eldorado, Capt. Humphrey, coal laden from this port to San Francisco, foundered off Cape Flattery April 1st during a heavy gale. The schooner Fannie Dutard, just arrived, brought four of her crew, two dead and two alive, whom she picked up lashed to the Eldorado's after house. Capt. Humphrey was killed by a heavy sea washing him against the house just before the hark went down. All hands, except the two saved by the Dutard, no doubt are lost. The sealing schooner Champion, belong ing to Neah Bay Indians, was wrecked east of Netnot and one of the crew drowned. The bark St. Vincent is reported foun dered outside the entrance to the Straits of Fuca. The steamer Mexico, which ran on a reef opposite Nanaimo, has been abandoned. She might have been towed off had not a storm sprang ap. The weather off the coast has been the heaviest known this winter. St. Johns, N. F., April, 7.—The barken tine Susan, Capt. Ryan, from this port for Barbadoes, struck an iceberg off Cape Broyle, and sank half an hour later. The disaster occurred at midday, while the ves sel was attempting to weather an iceberg. The crew of eight men, including the cap tain, took the large boat, which capsized and the captain and another man sank immediately. Two others caught hold of some floating debris and kept themselves above water until, when almost exhausted, they were rescued by the barkentine, Muriel. The four others grasped the up turned boat and succeeded in righting it, but the boat being full of water it was again capsized and three out of the four were lost. New York, April 7.—All hope of the missing steamer Carmonia beiDg heard of is now given up, aDd her name has been added to the loDg list of those reported as lost. At the office of Frederic Edge to day it was said they never expected to hear any tidings of her. They believe the Carmonia was lost, and that was all there was to it. The Salerno, two weeks over due, has not been heard from since spoken by the Elbe on the 27th ult, and it is sup posed that she, too, has been sunk. When last seen the Salerno was proceeding east under sail with a broken propeller. Her captain refused the Elbe's assistance. The Story Will Case. Chicago, April 8. —The decision of the supreme court in the matter of the will of Wilbur F. Storey, executed in 1881, was filed in the probate court to-day. The decision in elfect declares the will to be invalid. The widow of Storey then sub mitted the prior will of August 16, 1879. Joseph B. Chamberlain, one of the wit nesses to the will, testified that he regarded Storey as in every way [qualified to make the will. Further hearing was postponed until next Monday. The Palms Will Contest. Detroit, Mich., April 7.—To-day, in the Wayne Circuit Court, Judge JeuDison gave his decision on the contest of the will of the late Francis Balms, declaring it void. In the will Francis Palms gave $7,000,000 to his two children to be held by them in trust for their chTdren. The friendly contest was begun to secure a legal decision on the will. On his decis ion Judge Jennison holds that the stat utes are against the controlling ot for tunes from the grave from generation to generation. Denver Riot. Denver, April 11.—A bloody riot oc curred late last night between rival Swedes, Poles and Hungarian colonies ot 34'h and Blake streets, which resulted in the fatal shootiDg of one man and serious ly wounding several others. Thief Captured. Washington, April 11.— Paymaster General Rochester has received a telegram from Chief Paymaster Terrell reporting that Charles P. Parker, the man who sev eral weeks ago robbed Paymaster Bash of $74,000, has been captnred. Nexv Punishment for Murder Harrisburg, April 6.—A bill was passed by the Senate to-day providing that the punishment for mnrder in the first de gree may be death by electricity. ^ ' I I j I Several COAL MINE EXPLOSION. Lady Visitors Burned. Seriously Pottsville, Pa, April 11.—A shocking accident occurred in a mine of the Cham lwrlain colliery at St. Clair this afternoon. ^ Miss Berlista Shaul, of Sharon Springs, N. ' Y., a student of Yassar College, was visiting I Miss Minnie Keiter, of St. Clair, a fellow I student. The two young ladies, in com pany with a young man named Harry Short and Edwin Thomsen, one of the operators of the colliery, entered the mine for the purpose of giving Miss Shaul an j opportunity to inspect the operation of mining coal. The mine had not been working tor a week and none but the ex plorers were inside at the time. In an ad jacent working, however, were Albert I Thomsen, another of the firm, and several others, who were making examinations of the works. They were startled by a heavy explosion and knowing that a party had entered the other slope they hastened there to investigate. About 150 yards from the foot of the slope they came upon Messrs. Short and Thomsen and the two ladies lying upon the ground. Some of them were unconscious and all of them were frightfully burned and mangled. They were taken out of the mine as speed ily as possible and medical attendance obtained. Miss Keiter's face was burned beyond recognition. Her skull and thigh were fractured and an ankle crushed. She died this evening. Miss Shaul had a leg badly fractured and was terribly bruised aud burned, but may survive. Short's* head is a mass of cuts and contusions and he is badly burned. He remained un conscious and his recovery is doubtful. Thomson is painfully bnt not fatally bruised. The precise cause of the ex plosion is unknown, but the supposition is that the party carried naked lamps and encountered a body of fire damp, which, igniting from a lamp, exploded with tre mendous force. RAILROAD SUIT. Important Decision by the U preme Court. S. Su* Washington, April 11.—A decision was rendered by the supreme court of the United States to-day in the railroad permit case, Henry T. Baron against George Barn side, sherilf ot Lynn county, Iowa, in error to the supreme court of that State. The question presented by the case is the validity of an act of the general assem bly of Iowa, approved April 6th, 1886, en titled an act requiring foreign corporations to "file their articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State and imposing cer tain conditions upon such corporations transacting business in this State." The object of the act is to compel foreign rail way corporations to take out a permit for the transaction of business within the State, and it is made a condition of the granting of snch permit that the railroad company if sued by a citizen of the State shall not remove the case to a federal court. This court, in an opinion by'Justice Blatchford, holds that as the Iowa statute makes the right to the permit dependent upon the surrender by a foreign corporation of a privilege secured to it by the constitution and laws of the United States, the statute is void. The judgment of the supreme court of Iowa is reversed and the case re manded, with directions to enter judgment discharging the plaintiff in error from cus tody. The corporation concerned in this case is the Chicago & Northwestern. Tenement Houses Burned. New York, April 7.— Between 11 and 12 o'clock to-night, while nearly all of 40 families, comprising about 200 persons, were asleep in the five story tenement at No. 12 Essex street, a fire broke out in the bakery shop in the basement. The first second, third and special calls soon throng ed the vicinity with fire apparatus and ambulances from the hospitals. The smoke filled the tenement, hat the firemen swarmed through the house, directing the occupants to the fire escapes. All but about 20 persons were thus enabled to make their escape uninjured. The twenty who were injured were helped out by the firemen and ambulance boys. Though the possibilities of a dreadful disaster were great, the actual injuries were not fatal in any case. Loss about $10,000. New York, April 8. —The 200 residents of the tenement house at No. 12 Essex street, who were rendered homeless and 13 of whom are in the hospital from barns re ceived last night, were the recipients of several money donations to-day. The fire broke out in the cellar of the bakery below and spread through the buikliDg. Had there not been any fire escapes in the front and rear the loss of life must have been appalling. Many of those taken to the Bellevue hospital last night were more frightened than hurt. A girl about ten years old is dead, Jand others were fatally burned. Beecher Monument. St. Louis, April 10.—At a meeting of the members of the Temple of Israel this afternoon a motion to subscribe $300 to the Henry Ward Beecher monument fund was unanimously adopted and the follow ing telegram was sent to the Board of Trustees of Plymouth Church : "The Temple of Israel of St. Louis sub scribes $300 to the fund for the buildiDg ol a monument to Henry Ward Beecher, prompted by the love we gratefully owe him for the sake of that divine principle of liberal thought. He is immortalized by his blessed life. (Signed; S. H. SOXNESCHEINE, Rabbi." Rhode Island Election. Providence, April 6.—The whole Dem ocratic ticket is elected except Secretary of State. McGurness ( Dem.) has a plur ality, but the Republican legislature will place the present incumbent and nominee of the party, AddemaD, in office. As far as can be ascertained the house stands 27 Republicans and 20 Democrats; senate, 18 Republicans and 10 Democrats, with four cities and towns to be heard from. Providence, April 7.—Davis is elect ed Governor by 973 majority. There is no election for Lieutenant Governor or Secretary of State. Zila O. Slocum (Dem.) is elected Attorney General by 2 518 majority, and J. N. Perry (Dem.) Treasuter by 2,659 majorito. The majority against the woman suffrage amendment is 15,123. In this city the entire Democratic Assembly ticket is elected. The Senate stands: Republicans, 19; Democrats 12, and there was no election in five cases. The House will comprise 27 Republicans and 23 Democrats with twelve districts to be heard trorn. Successful Seal Catch. Sydney, April 6. —The following report has been received from St. Johns, N. F.: The steamer Hector has arrived here with 1.000 seals. She did not see anything of the steamer Eagle It was said that the Hector passed throngb a lot of wrecked stuff, hut the report is not true, and the people of St. John are beginning to hope that the Eagle may after all be safe. The Hector reports that the Vanguard captured 6,000; the Neptune 4,000; the IfaDger 6.000 and the Arctic Esquimaux 3,000. DEPARTMENT WRANGLE. Sharp Letter from Comptroller May nard. Washington, April 6.— The Evening J Star to-night, says: There have been numerous points of controversy between the second comptroller, Maynard and Sec | retary Endicott. The Secretary of War has not in all cases been willing to accept the decision of the Second Comptroller and has tried on several occasions to have , them reversed, or overruled in some way. There has been a conllict of authority, and Judge Maynard has held the key to the situation. Two or three months ago, Endicott wrote a letter to the second comptroller in relation to the accounts ol Surgeon Billings, Lieutenant Ray and Captain Wheeler, for mileage while jour neying abroad, which had been disallowed. Referred by request to the Secretary they were again disallowed and also contain accounts of Capt. J. B. Rowles, Major Smith and others. In the letter Endicott announced that he intended to submit the cases to the Court of Claims under the provisions of section two ol act of March 3d, 1883, which permits matters of controversy in the executive depart ment to be sent to the Court of Claims. Yesterday just before retiring from the office of second comptroller, Judge May nard wrote a sharp letter to the reply of the Secretary of War. He said that the cases had all been settled and the papers turned over to the second auditor : that re-examination had resulted in sustaining the decision reached in the first instance and that the matter would not be again reopened. As to the announcement that the Secretary of War intended to send the cases to the Cvurt of Claims, he calls attention to the fact that the cases are entirely under the jurisdiction of the treasury department and cannot be taken to the Court of Claims by the head of any other department. Moreover he reminds Secretary Endicott that the court could only give an opinion and not a decision in the case. In conclusion, he said: "If the Secre tary of War has any doubt with reference to the correctness of his own views upon any or all of the abstract questions of law propounded in his letters, the opinion of the Court of Claims thereon might be of value to him, but as this office had no doubt and as far as it can be learned the department has none with reference to the correctness of the adjustment of ac counts referred to." It is now seen how the reference of the case by another de partment to the Court of Claims can af- * feet the past or control the actions of the treasury department therein. PENSIONS. Important Decision by the Second Comptroller. Washington, April 7.—A difi'erence of opinion aud action has for some time ex isted between the pension office and the office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury as to when payment on accrued pensions actually becomes consummated. The ques tion was referred to the Second Comp troller for final decision, and he has given his conclusions thereon as follow : Where a pension has become due and payable in the life time of a pensioner and he has executed the usual voucher ac knowledging the receipt of payment and transmitted the same to the pension office, bnt dies before the agent has executed and mailed to him a check for its payment, it is clear that there has been, in law, no pay ment as yet on the pension, but the same still remains outstanding and mast be dis posed of in accordance with the provisions of section 4718. Second. Where a voucher has been exe cuted and delivered to an agent and the check has been transmitted to and re ceived by the pensioner in his life time, payment has become complete, and the subsequent death of the pensioner, either before or after endorsing the check, will not defeat such payment. The check has become his property in his life time and falls into and becomes part of his estate to be disposed of in due course of adminis tration. Third. Where a voucher has been exe cuted by a pensioner and delivered to an agent, and a check has been mailed by the agent to the pensioner in his life time, but was not received by him, I do Dot think that as a matter of law the act of pay ment has been so far consummated as to defeat the rights of the widow or minor children or claims for reimbursement under section 4718, and the check cannot in such cases be praperly deemed as part of the assets of the estate of the deceased person. To make a complete payment two things must occur—the receipt of the check from the government by the pen sioner, aud the execution by him of an acquittance in proper form. BLAINE IMPROVING. A Statement of His Case by Dr. Mudd St. Louis, April 11. —Mr. R. C. Kerins and Dr. Mudd, of this city, the latter of whom went to Fort Gibson to examine and treat Mr. Blaine, returned home to-night. Mr. Kerins stated to an Associated Press reporter that when he and Dr. Mndd left Fort Gibson Mr. Blaine was getting along nicely and was well on the way to a qaick recovery. The following statement by Dr. Mudd covers the case from the time he first saw Mr. Blaine until noon to-day, and ought to a'ly aDy apprehension which may exist that Blaine is in any danger or that he is in any sense very sick. It is proper to say, however, that Dr. Mndd advises Mr. Blaine not to attempt to travel or expose himself unduly lor another week. The following is Dr. Mudd's report : "At 11 o'clock last Saturday morniDg Mr. Blaine had a slight fever, the result of general bronchitis, and a slight touch of pneumouia on the lower margin of the left luDg. The record of his case, as kept by Dr. Byrne, post surgeon, showed an irregu lar bnt daily rise iu temperature to 1G3 degrees. The bronchitis rapidly improved during the next twenty-four hours. There was during this time no extension of the pneumonia, and as neither Dr. Byrne nor myself could detect any imperfection in the constitution of the patient, we felt that there was no serious danger. Mr. Blaine is singularly free from any evidence of chronic disease or weakness. The regulari ty and simplicity of his habits have pre served his stomach, aLd his circulatory ap paratus is in good condition, and now that the disease has subsided, we believe, un less there is a recurrence of the trouble, that his fine physique and good recupera tive powers will soon establish a perfect recovery. His cough is not urgent and ex pectoration is easy and tree. He has had no fever for thirty-six hours ending at noon to-day. There has been no disturb ance of digestion, and he has taken his nourishment and his medicine easily and without discomfiture. Death of Commodore Green. Proy idence, April 7. —Commodore Charles Green, of the U. S. Navy, retired, died suddenly this afternoon in this city.