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(;iaml Demonstration in Behalf of
the Irish Cause. London, April 11. —Estimates of the at tendance at the meeting vary, but it is cer tain that 15,000 persons, including on lookers, were present. The procession took an hour and a hall to tile into the park. The first contingent was composed of members of Robert Emmet lodges, then followed a large number of Irish temper ance lodges, Radical workingmens clubs, and social democratic societies. Numerous bands of music were in line, and while passing the Carietoa and other Conserva tive clubs they played the dead march in Saul and "Marseillaise." Green banners and Irish national emblems were conspicu ous in the ranks of the paraders. Among the mottos displayed on the banners of the radicals were these : "Justice to Ireland j "Friendship, not Dayonets ;" "No Coercion." j The effect ol the careful arrangements that : had been made to avoid confusion iq the j park was seen in the admirable order in | which the parades grouped themselves around fourteen platforms. The greatest j throng gathered at the platform from which Lord Mayor Sullivan, of Dublin, ; and Messrs. Conebear and Wm. Redmond, members of Parliament, spoke. Lord Mayor Sullivan, in the course of a most effective speech, asked : "Is it the wish ol the workingmen of London that the hon est, hard working tenantry of Ireland should be forever crushed down ?" A tremendous response of "No!" resounded throughout the park. The mention that the Queen was about to celebrate her jubilee by signing away the liberties of the people of Ireland brought forth a tor rent of hisses, and the mention of Mr. Chamberlain's name aroused a tempest of groans and hisses, with cries of "Traitor !" j Sullivan, in concluding, assured his hear ers that the demonstration would carry hope and joy into the hearts of the Irish. It would cheer many a poor, struggling man to know that England was no enemy of Ireland "In return," he said, ' don't let them believe those who say that the Irish are the mortal, implacable enemies of Eng land—that is all a falsehood worthy of the bottomless pit. [Cheers.] Let there be an end of oppression and injustice and there will lie an end of hatred." [Prolonged cheering ] Michael Davitt appeared also on the socialist platform. He referred to the demonstration as a proof of the approach ing solidarity of the people of Great Britain and Ireland. In proportion as the masses Iiegan to understand one another, so the classes became alarmed. The privileged classes well know the inevitable tendency of the Irish government and sought to crush the Irish leaders, hoping to prevent ! : the English people from following the ex- j ample set them by the Irish, but they would hold the fort in Ireland. [Cheers ] On the day on which the crimes act should liecome a law, they would either have to give up the struggle that had been waged for centuries and lie down as slaves or ren der the system impossible of duration. They would follow the manlier course. Classes had in the past built a bridge of hate across the Irish sea : they would pull it down and erect a bridge of love between the toilers of Ireland and the honest work ers of England. [Cheers.] John Burns, a socialist leader, followed Mr. Davitt. He declared that the state of Ireland justified a civil war, and that the English people were ready to assist the Irish peasants in a revolt. At 4:30 o clock there was a bugle sound, and at this pre-arranged signal the résolu- j tion condemning the crimes act was put simultaneously at all of the platforms. The resolution was carried, amid a prolonged I roar of cheers. GLADSTONE'S LETTER. A Manifesto Against Irish Coercion. London, April 9. —Gladstone to-day issued to the miners in the north of Great Britain, the majority of whom are en thusiastic followers of him, the following letter, which amounts to a manifesto : "I cannot refrain from calling your at tention to the meeting which is to be held in Hyde Park next Monday, and to which I understand tens of thousands of the workingmen of London intend generously to devote their holiday. If ever there was a time whei it was to the interest < f English workingmen to bestir themselves this is the time. It is the first time when a coercion bill, if passed, is to be passed by England's vote alone against the voices of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. It is about time when such a bill will have to be passed under an action of the householders at large, who were never enfranchised be fore the last elections of 1885 and 1886. It is the first time coercion has been pro posed without any attempt by the minis try to show what we know they can not show—a state of exceptional and flagrant or growing crime. If England is to coerce Ireland for crime, Ireland can reply that relatively to population she has less crime than England. In my opinion the rejec tion of the bill is even more needed by England than by Ireland. For Ireland it is a question of suffering, and she knows how to suffer. For England it is a ques tion of shame and dishonor, and to cast away shame and dishonor is the first business of a great nation. In 1876 a meeting of London working men first gave effective force to the move ment of Bulgaria which brought about the election of 1880. May the meeting of Monday next ring the death knell to the worst, most insulting and causeless coer cion bill ever submitted to Parliament." to in IRISH Animated CRIMES ACT. House Debate in the Commons. of London, April 12. —The House of Com mons resumed its debate this afternoon. After Speaker Peele had thanked the House for its indulgence during his illness, Attorney General Holmes re-opened the debate on the government's side in favor of the Irish crimes act amendment bill. He contended that the measure was a fair and reasonable one, and that none of its pro visions would interfere with constitutional or public rights. The House should re member, Holmes argued, that society in Ireland was in a state of disorganization ; that crime went undetected, and that the people seemed to sympathize with the criminals and thwarted the attempts to obtain evidence in cases where the evidence was clear against prisoners, and the juries refused to convict, so that the system of trial by jury bad absolutely broken down in Ireland. It was absurd to say that crime in Ireland should go unpunished rather than that such effectual means as the changing of venue should be taken to secure due administration of the law. Holmes hoped it would not be necessary, if the bill passed, to have frequent recourse to the change of venue. [Derisive Par nellite cheers]. , Right Hon. Hugh C. Childers said that, although he supported the amendment to the bill, he admitted that some of the pro visions of the bill would not he objectiona ble if they were made part of the general law for both Ireland and England ; but those features of the proposed law, which the goverument especially intended to ap ply to Ireland, were unwarranted and would l>e found to evoke disorder instead of remedying the existing evils. Why propose coercion when there was no in crease of crime shown in Ireland before the last election. At least ninety Conservative members of Parliament declared against any further coercion. j j : j | j ; It AILRUAD ROBBERS. Wholesale Arrest of Pan Handle IL K. Employes. PiTTSBURO, Pa., April 11.—Detectives here have unearthed a gigantic conspiracy for robbing the Pan Handle Railroad Co Nearly a half million dollars' worth of freight is said to have been carried off' by the plunderers and their tools. Most of the men involved in the plot are conductors and brakemen in the employ of the road. This morning a concerted raid was begun upon the boarding places and homes of the Pan Handle railroad employes, conductors and brakemen by a squad, composed of 1(30 policemen, detectives and constables. At 11:15 o'clock two prisoners were es corted to jail from their homes. At 0 o'clock this morning 44 conductors and brakemen were locked up in the coun ty jail, one entire wing of which had been specially set apart for their accommoda tion. Early trains from the west were held in the yards by the display of red signals from the block at Fourth avenue Officers boarded the train knowing the men that were wanted and promptly i secured them and marched them to jail. No train arrived that did not lose one or more men from its crew. John H. Hamp ton, attorney for the Pennsylvania Co, was seen this morning in the office of the de- ; tective agency, where, sitting amidst a hetrogeneous collection of plunder, said : \ "These robberies have been carried on sys tematically for several years. The com pany have long been aware that there was j a leakage somewhere, and as early as Sep- 1 tember, 1886, they quietly commenced in- , vestigations. Detectives were placed on trains where goods could be watched and the thieves caught. We had acci dentally discovered that the culprits were employes of the company. In September there were 80 crews of the freight trains on the Pan Handle railroad coming into Pittsburg. Of these 80 crews 75 were found to be crooked. A crew con- ' sists of a conductor, flagman and two , brakemen. In some cases all the men were involved, in others only a part. The statement that the engineers and firemen were mixed up in the robbery is wrong. Not a single one is involved. The , goods were obtained by the thieves in various ways. In many instances seals were broken, while in others hatchets were used to cut a hole in the end of the car, through which the men crawled and took what they coveted. Then they reported the car in bad condition, claiming that the hole bad been made by accident. The operations were all the result of a combination of arrangements, were care fully made, and each rascal was assigned his particular part of the work in much the same way as a bank robbery is con ducted by professional cracksmen. I do not know that the members of the combi nation were oath bound or anything of that kind, but it is certain that a thorough were or anything that kind, but it is certain that a thorough understanding existed among them, and they acted in concert to cover each other's doings. The thing that alarmed us more than anything else was that they stole large quantities of whisky and drank it in cabooses. They needed vessels to hold the liquor, so they stole milk cans and kept it j n them. Not daring to keep whisky openly in the cars, they tore up flooring and hid it underneath, Men were continually reported drunk while on duty and the probability of a dis aster was something frightful to contem plate. All kinds ol goods were stolen, in cluding sewing machines, pins, revolvers, cutlery, silverware, cigars, clothing, liquors, groceries, furniture, and in fact every im aginable article that can be carried on cars were quietly removed. Depredations were committed all along the road and the losers reside at points as far west as Denver. Fences were established in this city where the stolen property was taken and then sold, the money being evenly divided among the crews. It is impossible to give what is the aggregate value of the property &t:>len. It is claimed now that it will reach three hundred thousand dollars. The arrests created the greatest excitement among the railroad employes of this city. The scenes about the jail doors this morning, where the relatives of the prisoners had gathered to learn the cause of the arrests, were of the saddest description. At 1 o'clock ten more arrests were reported. They were captured at the pay car, while receiving their wages. This makes a total of fifty six now in jail here, and it is supposed that many more have been apprehended at other points along the line. Consternation pre vails among the proprietors of "fences" and dens where the goods were secreted and sold. The arrests include twelve conductors and thirty-seven brakemen. Nearly 200 warrants are still out. A number of houses in various parts of the city were raided to-day and a large quantity of the stolen goods were recovered. Among the prisoners are several who were wanted by the police for other offences. They were all armed, and when taken by surprise resisted arrest, but numbers overpowered them, however, and all were safely lodged in jail A dispatch from Dennison says James and W. Collis were arrested. They bad several thousand dollars worth of high priced dry goods in their possession. The articles were taken from U. S. bonded cars en route to points west. Pittsburg, April 12.—The wholesale arrests of the employes of the Pan Handle railroad for robbing freight trains con tinues to be the engrossing topic among the railroad men and citizens. Superin tendent Taylor's office was beseiged from early morning by men in search of em ployment. Many were given employment. The road is now fully equipped and there is no delay in the movement of freight. No arrests have been reported since last night. In speaking of the probable conviction of the men now in jail, Special Agent Rne said this morning that out of the sixty men now under arrest there were not more than one or possibly two who stood any chance of being shown not guilty. The capture of J. R. Dunlap at Dennison, Ohio, particularly pleased the detectives. As stated last night he MADE A CONFESSION, in which he said the stealing had been go ing on for months. He said he could give the names of all the men implicated on the Pittsburg division of the Pan Handle, but was afraid to do so, his language to the officers being : "I would give you the names, but, great God ! they would kill me !" There was an organization among the robbers, Dunlap said, but no regular place of work. Each crew worked by itself. Notwithstanding Dunlaps confession, the officers of the road still believe that the plunderers were thoroughly organized and were carrying on the robberies under a systematic direction of shrewd leaders; that when a new man entered the service of the road, if he was thought to be the right kind of a fellow, he was initiated into the gang with a rigid oath, binding him to secrecv. LEGISLATION FOB B. R. LARI EXILS. A bill, introduced in the State Legis lature lust night, which is intended to cover such cases as the railroad car rob beries, was brought to light in this city j 1 of i ; \ j 1 , ' , , yesterday. The bill is the shape of an amendment to the penal code. At present there is no specific law for breaking open a car unless it is proved that the car was forced open with intent to commit felony. Pittsburg, April 12.—There was a con sultation this morning between Assistant District Attorney Fagan and John E ' Hamilton, attorney for the Pennsylvania company, in regard to the indictment and trial of the men recently arrested for rail road robberies. The trials will be pushed as speedily as possible. It is believed that a large number of the men will plead guilty on one or two charges and escape trial on an accnmulation of charges. A number of petty fellows, whose stealings were trifling, will be discharged and told to leave this part of the country. The wages of the men against whom charges have been made have been withheld by the company on the ground that the men owe much more to the company than is due them. There is little doubt that the present ex posure will lead to others on other roads. Some of these are in the Pennsylvania company's system and some in the Balti more & Ohio. It is said that the stealings on these other roads were not confined to box freights. Through the aid of teamsters and others large quantities of pig iron, manufacturer's iron and steel were stolen from ears and in Pittsburg and other cities not far away. These cases will Ire worked up soon. Pittsburg, April 12.— While rummag ing tbrongh the effects of one of the ring leaders of the Pan Handle robbers this morning, Special Officer Miller discovered a package containing six giant dynamite cartridges, sufficient to blow up the largest building in town. The discovery created considerable alarm, and the cartridges were handled very tenderly. A further exami nation disclosed a lot of fuse and caps, in fact all necessary paraphernalia for the firing of the cartridges. Immediately af ter the finding of the dynamite an investi gation was begun, the result of which, however, the detectives refused to make public. They even declined to give the name of the man in whose room the stuff was fonnd. Officer Miller intimated that the object of the robber in securing and storing the dynamite was known, and that it would make good reading when the proper time came for its disclosure. Champion Rase Ball (lame St. Loris, April 7.—The first game of the world's championship series between the present world's champions and the Chicagos was played to-day in the presence of 8,000, and Chicago won it after a hard fight. At the outset it looked as though it would be a hard pitchers' battle, and it proved, to a great extent, to be such, as the work of both Fontz and Clarkson, under the restrictions of the new pitching rules, was remarkable. The game was charac terized by brilliant back-stop work by Busbong and Daly, and generally fair fielding. Score : St. Louis, 3 ; Chi cago, 6. St. Louis, April 8.—The second game in the World's Chapionship series of base ball proved to be one of the most brilliantly and stubbornly contested struggles ever played and the Chicagos were defeated only after a hard battle. Carruthera pitched a magnificent game and was ably supported throughout. St. Louis, 7; Chi cago, 4. Louisville, April 12.—The propitious weather brought out a large crowd to-day at the Louisville base ball park to witness weather brought out a large crowd to-day at the Louisville base ball park to witness the fourth game of the championship series between the Chicago and St. Louis clubs, there being about 4,000 people pres ent. The contest was a nip and tuck one throughout, and there was no telling which way it would go until the last man was out in the ninth is the score : Chicago.....................1 0 2 0 St. Louis....................0 10 2 innings. Following 4 1 2 0 0—16 2—15 Billiard Match. Chicago, April 12.—The 14-inch Balk line billiard match to-night at Central Music Hall, between Schaffer and Slosson. for $500, was easily won by Schaffer, the score beiDg 800 to 639. Shaffer's averaged 17.35—45; Slosson, 14.23—44. Schaffer's best rnn was 126, and Slosson's 135. About 1,000 people were present. Live Stock. Chicago, April 6.—Cattle — Receipts, 6,000; dull and lower. Shipping steers, 950 to 1500 lbs., $3.80(5.5.20; stockera and feeders, $email@example.com, corn fed Texans, $4.15 Sheep—Receipts, 2,000; market strong. Natives, $3 00© 5.05; Western, $3.75© 4 85; Texans, $2.50(5,4 25. Lambs, $4.50(5 6.00. Chicago, April 7.—Cattle—Receipts, 7,000 ; stronger ; fancy, firstname.lastname@example.org; ship ping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds, 3.80(5 5.10; stockera and feeders, 3(5 4.20; through Texans, 3.15. Sheep—Receipts, 1000 ; active and strong; natives, 3(5 5 124 ; lambs, 4(5,5 90. Chicago, April 8.— Cattle — Receipts 5000; strong. Shipping steers 3.90@5,25; Stockers and feeders 2 5G@4.25 ; Through Texasgrassere 2.55©3 50 ; corn fed, through Texas, 3.75© 4.35. Sheep—Receipts 2000 stronger. Wooled natives 3(5,5 10 ; shorn 4 ; lambs 4© 6. Chicago, April 11.—Cattle— Receipts 7000 ; slow and steady. Shipping steers 4 (5 5.25; stockera and feeders 2 40©4.15 cows, buls and mixed. 2©2 90; bulk 2.75 (53.10. Through Texas cattle 2.75©4.20. Sheep—Receipts 3000 ; steady. Natives 3© 5.25; western 3.75(55; lambs 4 50© 5 75 ; shorn sheep 3 50©70. Chicago, April 12.—Cattle—Receipts, 4000 ; strong and slow ; shipping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds, 4©5.25 ; stockera and feeders, 2.80© 4.25. Sheep—Receipts, 6000 ; a shade lower ; natives, 3©5ik>; western, 3 90©4.90; lambs, 4 50©5.90. A special cablegram from London to the Drovers Journal quotes cattle steady at 12] cents per pound dressed weight. Wool Market. Boston, April 8. —Wool is quiet. Ohio and Pennsylvania extra fleeces 31©32; XX do. 32©34; Michigan extra, 30®314. Xo. 1, Michigan, 364. No. 1 combing, 34©37 Medium, Territory, 20© 25. Fine, do; 17© 22. Eastern Oregon, 15©21. Pulled wools, choice Maine, superior; 40©35; Common to good, 30©35. Extra pulled, 28© 32. __ Wool Trade. San Francisco. April 11.—A meeting was held to-day by persons interested in the wool trade for the purpose of taking snch action as wonld induce the inter state commission to suspend section 4 of the inter-State commerce law as far as it relates to wool. Under the present inter pretation of the law the rate on wool to Xew York and Boston is $3.70, whereas the old rate was 624 cents per 100 pounds. It was claimed that if the new rate was maintained the wool industry of California would be destroyed, as the surplus pro duct could not be sent east with profit. A committee was appointed to collect the necessary information and forward it to the inter state commission Wednesday next. Bank Statement. Xew \ork, April 9. —The weekly bank statement shows a reserve decrease of$264, '000. ThebaDks now hold $4,1'6,000 in excess of rule. Reserve City. St. Joseph, Mo., April 7.—This city was to-day made a national bank reserve city. VICTORIA'S JUBILEE. ITS CELEBRATION ALREADY BEGUN ^ IN INDIA. I On June 20 complete the fiftieth next Queen Victoria will How the Subjects of the Empress Have Been Treated to Brilliant Displays. More Than 23,000 Frisoners Keleaseil in Honor of the Occasion. . . , , . .. }ear ° r *] er . and jubilee celebrations are already m pro gress in various parts of her great empire. ... ... . ... , We present herewith two illustrations of the , . ,. , , . „ . , brilliant display made m Bombay on Feb. 16. On the same day there were fes tivities, illuminations and public rejoicings in Calcutta, Delhi, Lahore and many other cit ies of Hindoostan, as well as among the rural population of all the British provinces and friendly states. At Calcutta Lord Dufferin, viceroy of India, and Sir Frederick Roberts, commander in chief, reviewed the troops; thanksgiving services followed, and all the rest of the day was devoted to receiving deputations and addresses from municipalities and representatives of all kinds of associations. Services were held in the English, Scotch. Catholic and Greek churches, the Jewish synagogues, Brahmiuical temples and numerous other re ligious edifices of many and various faiths. It was remarked as a happy proof of the growth of liberal sentiments that the divers sects into which the people are divided mingled in the best of luimor and laid aside much of their exclusiveness. By order of the viceroy 23,307 prisoners held for debt or charged with minor offenses were re leased in honor of the occasion. Bombay, however, made the most brilliant display, beginning in the morning with a parade of the troops and followed by pro cessions and addresses, ending with a grand illumination at night. Our illustrations represent the royal arch erected for the occasion and the illumination of the principal "A % ARCH OVER THE QUEEN'S STATUE, BOMBAY, streets and park of Bombay. Over the queen's statue two immense pyramids of light were reared, 20,W0 lamps being em ployed; these were joined by a brilliant arch, on which was inscribed "Victoria, Kaistr-i Hind," in honor of the queen ns empress of India. All the public buildings were illu minated, 40,000 lamps being employed. Man}' pleasing incidents of the general bar-» mony are related. The orthodox Hindoos and Parsees, who religiously refrain from the slaughter of catt!e,petitioned the government to forbiil the killing of any on that day, and when the authorities announced that they could not exercise such power the Mo hammedans voluutarilv declared that none should be killed. A great feast was made for all the poor, without regard to faith or caste, the wealthy merchants con tributing lavishly for the purpose. All the vessels in the harbor were also illuminated. The addresses by various bodies of Hindoos and resident Europeans and speeches in re sponse by the officials congratulated the peo ple on the harmony now prevailing between _ ... £ m what warmly from these views, and inti mated that the reformed Catholics would fol low a different line. ILLUMINATION IN BOMBAT, the Hindoos and British and the good results thereof. The mottoes in all the processions in dicated the satisfaction of the people at their present relations with Great Britain. Lord Reav, the governor, declared in his address that the queen had faithfully fulfilled every promise made in her proclamation after the mutiny of 1S57-S, which proclamation is re garded as the magna eharta of India. The people's fair, organized for the occasion, w as & brilliant scene, an immense multitude of all nations taking part. The illustration of the principal buildings shows that the local ac count did not exaggerate in declaring that they "seemed as if incrusted with blazing jewels." A PROTESTANT CRUSADE. Rev. Justin I), rulton. Late of the Brook lyn Centennial Baptist Church. The sensation o: the day in religious circles is the furious onslaught made by Rev. Justin D. Fulton on the Catholic church —especially the church as said to be connected with pol itics. So fully is the reverend gen tleman surcharged with the spirit of his mission that he has abandoned the regular ministry and announced that he will main tain an uninter mitting war on DR. Fulton. the Roman Catho lic church until the church is deprived of its power in the United States. To this end he has resigned his pastorate of the Centennial Baptist church, Brook lyn. The members of bis church unan imously refused to accept his resigna tion, but by a large majority granted him indefinite leave of absence, and be entered at once on his chosen work by a farewell sermon in which he declared that the one great menace to liberty in England and America to-day is the organized power of the Catholic priesthood. His lan guage was strong, almost violent. This was followed by a lecture in the Masonic temple before the congregation of the reformed Cath olic priest, Father O'Connor. In this lecture he was very severe on Catholic laymen as well as priests, and made this declaration: "There is no salvation except in the name of Christ and in the immersion of the waters of baptism." Father O'Connor dissented some On the 30th ult. Mr. Fulton made a vigor ous argument before the Xew York state sen ate committee on literature against allowing any Catholic institution, educational or other wise, any aid from the public money. Mr. Hoguet, a Catholic educator, replied, and a lively controversy followed. Mr. Fulton has certainly started on his new crusade in a manner to attract attention. Man's Ignorance of Patterns. Omaha Dame—So Miss Mary Booth, the editor of Harper's Bazar, is going to Europe it appeara. Well, I suppose she does need a rest. Omaha Man—Restl Why, she is going to look over the next battle ground between France and Germany, isn't she? "The idea ! What put that into your head ?" "Why. every number of the Bazar I've seen had a war map supplement in it."— Omabn World. I ! IN THE BREACH. What is Going to be Done in the Case of the Pan Handle Crooks. Pittsburg, April 13. —John Simms, chairman of the Brotherhood of Brak men on the Pan Handle, states that he has been employed on the Pan Handle road for the past four months. During that time he has never seen anything crooked among the employes. The Brotherhood, he said, would employ counsel to defend the j prisoners and if possible establish their in <______ __________ .... • nocence. If proof were shown of their : gnilt, however, the Brotherhood would as __ , , sist in their conviction, and also j in tbeir conviction, and also bring action against the company for damages if the charges against any of the men under arrest are not sustained. The United States authorities have de cided to proceed against the plunderers for breaking into government bonded cars. The Pennsylvania company announced to day that five days would be given people having in their possession goods stolen from trains in which to return the same, and no questions will be asked and no far ther investigation follow if the goods are returned. Dr. McGlynn's Request Not Granted Cincinnati, April 12.—Dr. McGlynn arrived this morning. Some of his friends desired to introduce him to the represent ative business men of the Chamber of Commerce, and to that end asked Major John Byrne, of the Chesapeake & Ohio road, to make the introduction. Major Byrne declined, saying that as a Catholic, loyal to the precepts and authority of his church, he had no sympathy with Dr. Mc Gljnn's position, and that as a good citi zen he could not in any sense recognize the false theories which the Doctor was at tempting to propogate. As a member of the Chamber of Cammer the same views compelled him to decline. Others who were approached took the same position and thus Dr. McGlynn was not a vistor on 'Change. Deuth of Lieutenant Morris. Watertown, X. Y., April 12.— Lieut. C. V. Morris, a relieved officer of the United States navy and a grandson of Robert Mor ris, ODe of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, died at Sackett Harbor yesterday, aged 85 years. Morris entered the navy in 1825, and was in active service during the late was. He was retired about thirteen years ago. Drowning the Drouth. St. Louis, April 13.—Advices from dif ferent sections of Texas note the fall of copious rains for 300 miles along the Texas & Pacific railroad west of Merkel and in the country north of that road. This is regarded as a great boon to the farmers living in the drouth district, and is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the country. Virginia Town Burned. Baltimore, April 13.—The village of Tarnham, Virginia, was destroyed by fire Monday. The population was three hun dred. The only protestant episcopal church, built in the colonial days, and one of the oldest houses of worship in the state was burned to the ground. Steamship Ashore. Paris, April 13.—A dispatch from Dieppe says the packet steamer Victoria is ashore on the rocks near that city. She stranded during a fog. Several of her pas sengers attached life buoys to their bodies and then jumped overboard and were car ried out to sea. The othtrs have been safelv landed. Capture ol the Chief. Guaymas, Mexico, April 13.— Cojene, the Yaqui Indian chief, was captured yes terday by General Martinez, at a ranch ten miles from Guaymas, where he bad been hiding two months. His capture ends the war between the Yaquis and Mexicans, which has been waged in Sonora for two years. Sot Informed. Ottawa, Ont.. April 13.— The officials of the Department of Indian Affairs say no information has been received tending to confirm the rumors ot Indian troubles along the northwest frontier. Recovering Rapidly. St. Loris, April 13.—A special from Fort Gibson says Blaine is still improving. He was mach refreshed this morning after a good night's rest and is regaining strength rapidly. Woman Sutferage. Lansing, Mica., April 13.—In the state house representative bill, granting to women the right to vote at municipal elections, was defeated by vote of 50 to 38. Pre-emption Entries Cancelled. Washington, April 12. —The Commis sioner of the General Land Office has can celled twenty-eight pre-emption entires and held for cancellation twenty-nine others in the Oberlin, Kansas, land district upon evidence taken at' a hearing before the register and receiver. It is charged that the alleged entrymen and their witnesses were myths. Everyday Frauds. (New York World.] There is reason to believe that there never was so little genuineness in people as there is at present. And the cause is not ibard to find. To expect any one to appear natural and tell the tru*h who habitually drinks chiccory flavored with glucose for coffee, spreads his bread with oleomargarine for butter, has his food cooked with cottonseed oil for lard and stimulates himself on a solution of decayed raisins and chemical acids for wine, is, on the face of it, preposterous. The popula tion cannot keep regularly nlling its stom ach with frauds three times a day and re tain any sense of moral responsibility. Hu manity is in such a state of paralysis al ready that reform is hopeless. Those who manufacture the frauds are the only ones who can afford to live on genuine diet, and their character is necessarily gone or they would be in some other business All agree that the Chicago election was the most sober and honest tne ever held. A Highly Fluttering Comparison. Children are very sympathetic. There's one quite young who's got an aunt w horn she ! loves very dearly, but the child does not un derstand everything. The aunt is single, but she does not hope to be so long, although judging by the child's remarks the position of wife is likely to be a very trying one. The gentleman who is the object of flattering in terest has been in the habit of making long and frequent calls. These calls the child has studied with some regard to the aunt she adores. The last one the child assisted at ended abruptly. "Aunty," she said sadly, "which would you rather do, talk to Mr. Jones or go ro a fun eral Mr. Jones felt like making a subject for a funeral right then.—San Francisco Chronicle. SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, AND HOUSE FU RWISHIW C GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in .Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. Established 1864. A. G. CLARKE. THOMAS CONRAD. J. C. CURTIS. CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN, Importers of and Jobbers and Bétail Dealers in Heavy Shelf and Building HARDWARE. SOLE AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated Superior" and. 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Flower SEEDS roil 1 1 r> OU 1RS addreiô W ATLEE w3m-fet>10 A. P. CURTIN. Jackson Street, near Postoffice. FURNITURE! Three spacious IVarerooms filled with all kinds of Kitchen, Parlor and Chamber Furniture, Office Desks, Pictures, Wall Paper and Carpets. Purchases of the manufacturers direct in large quantities. ! Proposals for Building War Vessels. Washington, April 6.— The Secretary of the Navy to-day invited sealed pro posals from shipbuilders of the United States, for building Jive new war vessels. All of the vessels are to be of the best and most modern design, having the highest attainable speed. Plans and specifications, approved forms of proposals and general forms of contract for each vessel will lie prepared by the department and may be seen and examined on and after June 1st. And meanwhile information as to the general characteristics of the vessels may be obtained at any time. Bidders will be allowed to frame their proposals in three forms: First, for construction of the hull and the machinery of the vessel ac cording to the plans of the department. Second, for construction of the hull and machinery in accordance with contractor's plan with a guarantee of their results, and third, for construction of hull on the de partment plans and ]of engineers and machinery on contractor's plans, subject to the same limitation in space and weight as that specified in the departments. Proposals will be received at the depart ment until noon on Monday, August 1st, next. j : i I j j i j | ; I ' next. Work to be Pushed. Washington, April 7.—Secretary Whit ney has decided to push to completion the work on the cruisers Atlanta, Boston and Chicago, so as to permit of an early ad justment of accounts with the contractors. To this end all extra work on the vessels, such as changes made in the Boston and Chicago by direction of the naval advisory board, as a result of the trials of the Atlanta, will be discontinued, and aside from some changes necessary to fit the vessels tor sea, the energies of the Department will be con centrated on the work required by the original contracts under John Roach. The Secretary to-day addressed a letter to the chiefs of bureaus of construction and steam engineering and to the assignees of John Roach to the above effect. Gladstone's Letter. London, April 6. —At a meeting in Chelsea to night a letter was read from Gladstone, which said : "Our adversaries have availed themselves of the fact that I have taken a large share in placing the Irish problem as a question of practical politics before the country to plead it as a personal affair ; that it is not a true con viction, and that the people are not in genuine sympathy with the justice of Irish demands. A little reserve on my part will help them to be sooner unde ceived and to profit more effectively by the teaching they are already beginning to re ceive of events." Peaches in Plenty. Belyidere. N. J, April 8 —At the convention of prominent peach growers of Warren and Hunterton counties it was generally admitted that the outlook favored an unusually large crop of fruit, especially peaches. Oue gentleman said the crop of the coming season would be the heaviest known for years. Amendments Deleated. San Francisco, April 12.—Three con stitutional amendments, voted on by the State to-day. were all defeated. The first provided a method for the selection of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The second for an increase of salaries of the supreme judges. The third cities of over 10,000 population he empowered to make their own city charter. The proposed new charter for San Francisco was also de feated. Another Railroad. Cheyenne, Wyo., April 7.—Articles of incorporation of the Cheyenne & Burling ton Railroad Co. were filed to-day in the of fice of the Secretary of the Territory, by G. W. Holdredge, J. G. Taylor, C. S. Dorman. W. A. Higgins and J. C. Greene are the in corporators and also the trustees for the first year. The company proposes to con struct and operate the railroad, beginning at the southern boundary of the Territory, connecting with the Colorado & Wyoming railroad, and running thence northerly to Cheyenne, where wi'l be the principal office of the company. The capital stock is $600,000. The city council, at a meeting to-night, granted the road a right of way to the heart of the city, and sold the company 200 acres of land in the northwestern part of the city for $5,000 on condition that $250,000 l>e expended by the company in the construction of shops and other build ings before a deed to the land will be given by the city. Pacific Railroad Bonds. Washington, April 6. —Section 5, of the act passed at the last session of Congress, authorizing an investigation of the methods of accounts employed by the bonded Pa cific railroad companies. It is proposed that the sinking funds already in United States bonds might be invested in a second mortgage bond of the companies. The Union and Central Pacific companies re cently applied to the Treasury Department for such an investment. The question was referred to Attorney General Garland and he gave the opinion that the Secretary of the Treasury is not authorized to sell U. S. bonds, in which funds are now invested, for the purpose of reinvestment in first mortgage bonds of the companies, but that he can invest any money paid into the sinking fond, under the terms of the Thur man act, now in the treasury invested or which may in the future be paid in in any U. S. or in any first mortgage bonds of the Union or Central Pacific companies. Mormon Conference. Cleveland, April 7.—The organized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of non-polygamy Mormons are hold ing a conference at the Old Mormom tem ple, which was erected in Kirkland, Ohio, 50 years ago by John Smith and his follow ing. About 70 delegates are present rep resenting churches in several states. Jo seph Smith, of Iowa, son of the original Joseph Smith, is president of the church and opened the conference with a speech. The first day was devoted to organization. The report of the church secretary shows that there are at present 19,236 Latter Day Saints, the net gain during the past year being 1.306 Iowa has the largest number. 4.227, and Virginia tbt smallest, 6, and there are 496 in Utah. Twenty one missions were organized during the past year. The conference will last sev eral days. Land Office Order. Washington, April 7.—By direction of the Secretary of the Interior, the Commis sioner of the General Land Office has directed the Register and Receiver at Reed City, Mich., to suspend until further orders all action under the recent order restoring to homestead and pre emption entry about 12,300 acres of laud in the Reed City dis trict within the limits of the Jackson, Lansing & Saginaw railroad. This order is made pending action on the motion to re view the Secretary's decision ordering the restoration of these lands.