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ously Effected by the Law. i. view-state law. Its Llicet 1 pon Traffic with Canada. Washington, May 16-Tbe Department ()I - state has received and transmitted to the inter-state Commerce Commission for its information a letter from U. S. Consul Twitchell, at Kingston, Canada upon the huhject of the inter-state commerce law and its effect upon our trade with Canada. The Consul says: Canada's protective tariff, m which there is no prospect of a reduction has made me apprehensive from the first ( ,f the effect of the increased rates on im i.orts from the I'nited States to this section of Canada. Since the 4th of April these rates are shown by freight bills, here paid, to have been increased from 25 to 100 per ient., with no change on Canadian roads. After waiting thirty days for its effects, I have made a partial canvass of the import trs of the city of Kingston, with the fol lowing result: paring to bring from Nova Scotia coal for .ill purposes for which Nova Scotia coal ran be used. Two factories which have always used American coal have put in theirorders for Nova Scotia coal. In hard ware and pressed tinw are I find that orders have been changed from American to Can adian houses on account of the freight. In groceries there is some complaint. The products of countries outside of the United States are now expected to be got by way of Kritish Columbia and Halifax. An un pleasant feature in connection with my anvass has been the general expression to lind how and where they may make pur chases without coming in contact with American railroads with their general na tional reaching out for trade. It seems to me unnecessary to prophesy what will be the efleet upon the American manufacturer, the wholesale dealer and the railroads by these general inquiries.'' Piotc*t \Y _ , . , I he coal dealers are pro TR VNSFORTATION. ;ain*t the Suspension ol Section Four. -hington, May 10.—The interstate commerce commission has received from the committee on railroads and transporta tion of the Prescott, Arizona, board of trade a protest against the suspension of -ection four and against railroads being allowed to ( barge more to any part of the interior between the Mississippi and Mis souri rivers and the Pacific < oast than they do to the coast. The protest says: We here in the interior have been un mercifully treated and discriminated against for the last six years by railroads, l or instance, we have been charged from St. Louis to Prescott from $70<l to $1,300 per car, while the same kind of goods would go to San Francisco for from $125 to $250 per car. The distance from St. Louis to San Francisco via the Atchison, Topeka Sc Santa Fe railroad and the At lantic A Pacific railroad is about 2,000 miles from St. Louis to Prescott about 1,700 miles. Kiiilroail Officials in Council. Sr. Louis, May 11.—The annual meet- j tiug of the stockholders of the St. Louis <.t j San Francisco Railroad Company was held here this afternoon. Of 204,543 shares entitled to vote nearly 250,000 were repre sented either directly or indirectly or by proxy. The only change in the board of directors was the substitution of George J. Gould for Jay Gould. The result is claimed as a marked triumph of the old management over all the opposition and a dear and substantial approval of all the plans and policies of the Board. In fact all the acts of the old board in the matter of leasing lines, acquiring properties, ex tending road and exchanging system were formally approved. The election of offi cers will take place at the meeting of the board to be held in the near future. The earnings of the road so far this year are reported to be 25 per cent greater than for the same period last year. Chicago, May 1<>.— The adjourned meeting of transcontinental railway officials held here to-day was barren of re sults. The purpose was to continue last week's effort to prevent undue competition. Several roads were not represented. An other session will be held to-morrow. The Chicago roads have agreed among themselves to take the proportion of fifteen per cent, of whatever through rate the transcontinental lines make in order to meet the competition of the Canadian Pacific. Conductors' Convention. New Orleans, May 12.—The Grand Division of the Order of Railway Conduct ors are holdiDg their 19th annual session in this city. Twenty-one new divisions ha-e been formed since the last annual meeting and 2,386 new members added to the Order. The total membership now is 10,330. A bill was presented providing for the licensing of railroad engineers and con ductors and a resolution appointing a com mittee to secure Congressional action on it was adopted. New Oki.eaxs, May Hi.—The conven tion of the order of railway conductors adjourned to-night. Early today the order went into executive session, so that the greater part of the business trans acted was necessarily of a private nature. The officers were elected and installed for the ensuing term. C. 8. Wheaton, of New York, was made Grand Chief Conductor. B. «V O. Deal. New Yoke, May 11.—A rumor circu lated in Wall street to-day that the follow ing arrangement had l>eeu made to take baltimore & Ohio stock, under the Garrett option . The Ives-Rayner party to take $3,000,000; -lay Gould, $6,000,000; Pull man ami Adams express party, $6,000,000 ; other parties smaller amounts. No confir mation could be obtained, but the state ment caused a sharp jump in the market. Railroad Earnings. Denver, May 12.—The officers of the Denver and Rio Giande road to-day made public the earnings and expenditures of that road for the year ending December 31, 1886, which are as follows : Total earn ings, $6,738,077.47, an increase over 1885 of $619,023.75; total expenses, $4,227,416.68, an increase over 1885 of $292,143.22 ; net earnings, $2,510,660.89, an increase over 1**5 of $326,880.53. The road was reorganized ai d taken out of the hands of the receiver in July, 1885, and all the interest coupons since that date have been paid. Unconstitutional. Bostox, May 12.—The Supreme Court held that the provisions of the election law ol Massachusetts, which provides that no naturalized voter will be entitled to régis se a* a voter within thirty days after his naturalization, is unconstitutional. LAM) («RANTS. The Non hern Pacific Wants a Settle ment with the Government. I WAHiXGTOX.May 13.»-Col. George Gray and \y. k. Mendenhall, counsel for the I j j j Northern Pacific railroad, will to-morrow have a conference with Secretary Lamar, with the view of an amicable and speedy adjustment of the Northern Pacific in demnity land question recently brought into prominence by President Cleveland's I letter to the Secretary of the Interior in the Guilford Miller case. Colonel Gray said to-day that while regretting the mis take of the President as to the facts in the Miller case, tbe Northern Pacific company was entirely willing to submit to the con clusions arrived at. Colonel Gray's propo sition to the Secretary is briefly as follows : The company, at its own expense, to ascer tain as nearly as may be by the best de scriptions obtainable the amount of losses sustained by the company w ithin the un surveyed grant limits of the road, the amount of losses within the surveyed grant j limit to be obtained from the records of tlie limit to be obtained from the records of the general land office, and that indemnity for these losses be selected by the company from unoccupied adjacent lands within the indemnity limits, as contemplated by the granting act ; that all lands remaining in such sections be made approved by the In , teiior Department and be immediately j th rown open to settlement, and for any losses subsequently discovered the company to take its chances and make its selections from unoccupied lands. Colonel Gray said his company had been at all times ready to make selections and release from withdrawal every acre to which it had no right. CRAN'D SCHEME. Opposition to the Standard Oil Com pany. Toledo, Ohio, May If*.—A plan is on foot at Lima, it is said, to organize an oil exchange to oppose the Standard Oil Com pany. The plans have not yet been per fected, but many of the leading oil men in the Lima fields are interested. All are angry at the last cut of oil and the lower ing of the price to 27* cents. The leaders claim that under the interstate commerce law they could obtain equal rates with the Standard Co., and that they could compete with the Standard Co. in the sale of oil in the large cities of the North and West. They claim that the oil is worth a dollar a barrel for fuel, and that the Standard Co. has cleared 820,000,000 on oil already, pur chased in the Ohio fields. All of the pro ducers will be made stockholders in the exchange, and, if necessary, pipe lines will be built and refineries erected, probably at Toledo. IN CONVENTION. Interesting Statistics in Regard to the YY ool Interests. St. Lot is, May 11.—General Robinson, on taking the chair, made a somewhat lengthy address, entering into the statistics regarding the decrease in the production of wool and the decline of the interest, and advocating the re-enactment of the tarifi of 1867. A committee on resolutions was appointed, after which Judge Lawrence, of Ohio, made an elaborate speech on the wool interest, showing the growth of for eign sheep raising, the decline of the inter est in this country , the cost of importing wool, etc., enumerating the grievances of the wool growers and the workings of the tarifi' of 1883; expressing the opinion that, though the ranch wool interests might continue to exist, the production of supe rior classes and grades of wool in other States could not endure unless a change was made in the duty. He also stated that the wool growers wanted aid before the inter-state commerce commission on questions affecting freight rates, and they also wanted the Department of Agriculture to dignify the executive department with a bureau in it devoted to the wool indus tries. KENTUCKY REPUBLICANS. (food Nominations and Good Plat form Louisville, May 11.—At midnight the Republican State convention is still in ses sion at Masonic Temple, in this city. Hon. YV. O. Bradley, of Lancaster, has been nominated for Governor. Mat O. Doherty, of Louisville, for Lieutenant Governor. John Felan. of Hopkinsville, for Attorney General. R. D. Davis, of Carter, for Auditor. There are about oue thousand delegates present. The remaining nomi nations will probably be completed to night and the convention adjourn. The platform declares for a change of adminis tration of affairs of the State, in favor of federal aid to education, for a protective tarifi - , and national aid for the improve ment of rivers and harbors. The Presi dent is condemned for refusing to sign the river and harbor bill as well as lor his \ 0 to of the pensiou bill. Death of Justice YVood. Washixgtox. May 14.—Justice Wood, of the United States Supreme Court, died at a few minutes after 12 o'clock to-day. Washixgtox, May 16.—The funeral of the late Justice Woods of the Supreme Court, took place at the family residence here at 8 o'clock this evening. It was a private one and only the invited friends and members of the family were present. The coilin, which was covered with tloral offerings, was placed in the center o! the front room. In the room were gathered the President and members of his cabinet, the Justices of the Supreme Court, General Sheridan, Admiral Porter, ex-Justice Strong, and Gen. Schenck, who served with Justice Woods in the army during the late war. The services were cenducted i by the Rev. Dr. Giesy, of Epiphany church, : and after the reading of the Episcopal burial service, the colfiu was borne to the hearse by messengers ol the Supreme Court, Justices of the Court and ex-Justice Strong, acting as honorary pall-bearers. The members of the family and court of ficers then took carriages and were driven to the station, where a special car was in ; waiting for the family and those w ho ac- | eompauied the remains. Gen. Sheridan's Report. Washixgtox, May 16.—Lieut. Geu. Sheridan has received the following report of an examination made by the Inspector General of the Division of the Atlantic as to the condition of Geronimo and his fel low captives at Fort Pickens, Fla.. There is a guard over the Indian prisoners, 4 he latter have been docile and obedient and seem ready to do with cheerfulness what ever is required of them. The extreme cleanliness maintained in the casemates which they occupy was a revelation to me, and a° to the fort I doubt if it has ever been so well and so thoroughly policed as now. Their labor can undoubtedly be ad vantageously used at this post in divers ways, particularly in garden culture. Sparks Musters in Another Spy. Washixgtox, May 16 —Napoleon B. Crump, of Arkansas, has been appointed a special agent of the General Land Office for fraudulent land entries. I j Montrose, 8 to 1 against Jim Gore, 7 to 1 against Ban \ an. fill KENTUCKY DERBY. Particular* of the Kace Reported ill Yesterday's Herald. Louisyille, May 11.—The bay colt Montrose, son of the Duke of Montrose, dam Patti, won the great Kentucky derby. It was not a great race but a pretty one. The time, 2:39',, makes a poor comparison with Ben Ali'a last year, when the latter lowered the Derby record to 2:361, after a magnificent contest, but it is not bad. The weather in the morning looked a little threatening, and at 2 o'clock a slight shower fell. It lasted only a few minutes though, and did not atl'ect the track in the least. Out of the original 119 entries there were only seven started. Those were Banbnrg, who was riden by Blaylock, Jacobin, by Stoval, Clarion, by Arnold, Montrose, by Lewis, Pendennis, by Mur phy, Jim Gore, by Fitzpatrick, and Ban Yan, by Godfrey. The post odds were 7 to 5 against Banburg, 4 to 1 against Jacobin, 15 to 1 against Clarion, 15 to 1 against against Ban Yan. The distance was one mile and a half. Cheatham, of Nashville, who sent them off. had only to drop his flag once in vain. The second time, after a breathless silence. "They're oft" went up simultaneously from thousands of throats in the grand stand. Jacobin led off, followed closely by Ban Yan and Montrose, with the rest in a bunch. As they swerved into the stretch Ban Yan leaped to the front ; Montrose maintained a good second and Jacobin third. Down the stretch the whole of them closed up beautifully, Montrose keep ing well to the front all the time. As they came down past the grand stand a great shout rose as they flew by in the order named, Montrose, Jacobin, Banburg, Ban Yan, Jim Gore, I'endenDis and Clarion. Jim Gore seemed to be taking things easy, maintaining his position past the quarter, where Montrose still led Ban Yan and the öfters, the son of King Ban third ; l'en denuis was sixth and Jacobin had dropped back to the last place. At the end of the mile positions were not materially changed. Jim Gore seemed to falter, but gathered himself up and moved up to the third place. At the three-quarter pole Mont rose still led, Banyan alongside of Gore and Banburg second. They whirled into the stretch and Fitzpatrick was seen to be urging the popular son of Hindoo. As they came around the turn i'endennis threw up his tail and gave up. He seemed to be clear out of form and ran a miserable race from the beginning to the end. Fitz patrick had been instructed to win with Jim Gore if he had to kill the colt, and as he laid on the lash in the stretch, the horse was plainly seen to be limping. Lewis gave Montrose the rein, and it was nip and tuck between the two for a moment, but the former held on nobly and passed under the string the winner by two lengths, Jim Core second. He had led with apparent ease from the grand stand, without a touch of the whip and looked able to go another quarter. Jacobin was third, Banburg, the favorite, fourth, Clarion fifth, Ban Yan sixth and i'endennis last. Jim Gore was limping terribly at the finish It is thought he will never be able to start again. LOUISVILLE R ICES. the Louisville Montana Regent YY in Cu p. Louisville, May 16.—The week's rac ing of the Louisville Jockey Club course opened to-day with one of the largest crowds in attendance that has ever been present. Col. Clark, Col. Faulkner and Captain Williams occcupied the judges - stand. The track was fast and dry. The time, on the whole, was good. The Louis ville cup, 21 miles, was the event of the day, and proved a pretty race. Lucky B., winner of the cup for the last two years, was again a competitor. This time he had to face the famous Montana Regent, who sold as favorite. The other starter, Solid Silver, was also a Baldwin entry The latter set the pace and held the lead until he wearied, when Lucky B. failed to take it up, allowing Montana Regent to win by three-quarters of a length. Mur phy, who rode Lucky B., claimed a foul, but it was not allowed. Between the three-quarter and eighth poles Montana Regent took the inside, run ning in front of Lucky B., but in no way interfering with his stride. At the finish Morphy was whipping Lucky B. hard, while Montana Regent was not touched. The finish elicited a great deal of cheering, Montana Regent being very popoular. Time, 4:04. Montana Regent could have won by four or live lengths if his rider had so desired. Baldwin is said to be very angry at the re sult, and to-night challenged Morrissey to run Montana Regent against Lucky B. or Volante for the cup. distance 2j miles, for any amount between $5,000 and $50,000. Mr. Morrissey was seen to-night by a re porter, and stated that he was willing to match Montana Regent against either Volante or Lucky B. for any amount that Mr. Baldwin desired. He was feeling very happy and said he had cleared $15,000 on Montana Regent in the Louisville cup. I LABOR TROUBLES. Thousands of Men Locked Out. Chicago, May 13.—To-night all the buildiDg operations under the control of the contractors who are members of the Master Masons Association, of Chicago, were shut down, so far as the brick layers and stone masons are concerned. It is esti mated that fully 10,006 workmen are now idle in the building trades of this city as a result of the strikes or lockout. The North Side Brick Manufacturers Associa tion, at a meeting to-day, decided to shut down Wednesday. They employ 1,600 men, and this lorce will then be added to the idle army of 10,000. Knights of Labor. Chicago, May 11.—Bishop Ireland, of St. Paul, in an interview with a Tribune re porter to-day, said : "It is decided in Rome that the Knights of Labor are not to be condemned, and all censures against them, such as those formerly existing in Canada, have been withdrawn, but this action is negatived. No positive approval was asked for or will be given, and of course should the Knights in future do anything as a society contrary to the cples of nature, jus tice or the laws of the church, they will be liable to condemnation. So far there has been no cause for condemnation. K. ol' L. Assembly Suspended. Philadelphia, May 16.—The general executive board of the Knights of Labor, at a meeting to-night, suspended District Assembly No. 126 from the Order on the ground of insubordination. The District Assembly is a national one and includes in its membership 10,000 people who are en gaged in the carpet weaving trade in one form or another. There has been for over a year past considerable trouble between the district assembly and the general exe cutive board and one ol the most notable incidents of the struggle was the refusal to admit John Morrison, Master Workman of District Assembly 126, to the convention recently held at Richmond. | a REVENUE FRAUDS. at San Fran Large Seizure of Opium cisco. Sax Francisco, May 13. —The customs officers to day seized one hundred and fif teen cases marke ' nut oil" on the steamer Rio Janeiro, which arrived from China on Wednesday. The cases, on being opened, were found to contain hermetically sealed cans of opium placed in nut oil. The seiz ure is valued at $20,000. It is stated that the Treasury agents at Hong Kong were cognizant of the fact that the opium would be sent by the Rio Janeiro and the Collect or was apprised by telegraph. Early this morning, by means of a large tempered steel probe, various boxes,cases and baskets of a large consignment of freight were searched through by the customs officers and the result of the investigation was the seizure of several piles of goods, which, by order of the Deputy Collector, were hauled to the seizure room in the appraiser's build ing. The haul comprised about twenty tons of three hundred cases of merchandise anil made three truck-loads of contraband. It is now estimated that the seizure will reach the value of $00,000, the largest ever made on this coast. IMPORTANT TREATY. Patent Rights Protected Abroad. Washington, May 13.—By the terms of the convention of nations for the protection of industrial property, recently ratified by President Cleveland, the citizens of the United .States have the privilege not hith erto enjoyed by them of obtaining valid patents in any of the countries which are members of the convention, at any time within a period of seven months after the patent is obtained in America. Prior to this time citizens of this country who de sired to protect their interests in a foreign country were compelled to take out their patents on the day on which the patents were issued in this eoantry. Otherwise they were at the mercy of any one who desired to make use of their invention abroad. The countries in the protective union are Belgium, Brazil, France, Great Britain, Guatemala, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Salvador, San Domingo, Servia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunis and the United States. APPEAL FOR All). Hundred* of People Starvin; in Texa*. making matters worse^ J L OREST I 1RES. Twenty Miles of Ground Burned Over. Sandwich, Mass., May 12. —The forest fire that started yesterday afternoon is the largest and most disastrous ever known on the Cape. The fire is twenty miles in length, its head being in East Falmouth, a point a few miles from Mashpe, thence a mile and a half to Sandwich, again through Sagamore, Bourne and Pocassett. The wind changed several times, bringing the liâmes very near these villages, causing considerable excitement and axiety. The residents of Bourne have removed their household goods from their dwellings. It is reported to-night that two houses were burned at Monument Beach and one at Pocassett, besides many others in the outskirts. THE SUNDAY LAW. Indignant Comments---The Hoffman House Draped in Mourning. New York, May 15.—The blue laws were even more rigidly enforced to-day in the city than last Sunday. In consequence the saloon keepers on the Jersey side (lid a rushing business. Thousands o r people, Germans especially, crowded the ferry boats on their way to enjoy music and beer. In the hotels the enforcement of the law evoked much indignant comment. In many cases the guests had purchased bot tles of wine on Saturday and to-day brought them from their rooms to drink at their meals. At the Brunswick, DelmoDico's and other uptown hostelries an intense stillness reigned in the bar rooms. At the Hoffman House the bar was draped in black. Satisfactorily Settled. Memphis, May 11.—The District Grand Lodge, No. 7, I. O. B'Nai Brith, after a ten hours' debate, adopted the report of the endowment committee, fixing the endow ment at fifteen hundred dollars and the annual assessment at thirty dollars. The vote stood 50 to 12. to Death Galvestox, Texas, May 11.—A special to the News from Austin says : The Gov ernor to-day received a petition from sev enty officials of Medina county, asking for a special session of the legislature to pro vide for the suffering and famishing people I in Medina, Frio, Aticosa and portions of Bersao, Edward, Uvalde and Bandor coun ties. The great mass of the people are rep resented as having no money, no credit, no crop prospects, and no property that can be sold, pledged or mortgaged. Many are living upon half rations of corn bread and tank water, and seed corn and cotton have rotted in the ground. In ODe precinct in Medina county, three hundred men, women and children are in a famished condition, and in other precincts the people will soon starve unless help is furnished. RIVER FLOOD. Bridges and Railroads Swept Away. St. Johns, N. B., May 11. —The flood in the river, which was at first looked upon as a curiosity, is now regarded as the direst calamity that has ever befallen this pro vince. Since yesterday the water has risen ten inches and is now almost two feet higher than was ever known before. The city of Frederickton is in total darkness, the gas works having been invaded. The Neryses bridge, which cost the pro vince nearly twenty thousand dollars, was swept away to-day. At Westfield, fifteen miles from this city, great waves dashed over the tracks of the New Brunswick rail road. The overflow of the South Branch increased to almost three thousand feet. At Rathsay, Riverside and Lakeside, or the Inter-Colonial railroad, the track wr.s undermined. Heavy winds prevailing ate j j \ j ' i Memphis, Tenn., May 12.— District ! Grand Lodge No. 7,1. O. Brai Brith, con cluded its labors to-day and adjourned sine die. The next Grand Lodge will meet at Dallas, Texas, one year hence. The only business of importance transacted to-day was limiting the endowment of future members to $1,000, with an annual assess ment of $20. Those now in the order will retain their $1,500 endowment and must j pay yearly $30. The utmost harmony prevailed, and con gratulations were general that the vexed j endowment question had, after years of agitation, has been satisfactorily disposed cf. / High License. Lansing, Mich., May 12.—By a vote of 33 to 54 the House passed the high license bill heretofore mentioned in these dis patches. The general tax is placed at $500, and on wholesale and retail establishments it is $800. i ! j I TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. A Bov Blown to Atom Powder. with Giant Dexy'EB, May .lfi.—A Leadville special to the Xew» says: The most shocking accident that has been reported from Midland tunnel for months occurred near West Portal on Saturday last, in which James Manny, a boy 14 years of age, was literally blown to pieces through the ex plosion of giant powder. < >n the occasion of the accident he was dispatched to the magazine for a box of giant powder, which was to be used by the drill forces, and pro curing it started to return, when the meu heard an explosion, mingled with a shriek, and rushing out found the dismem bered form of the youth laying about the approach to the tunnel. The sight was sickening. Flesh and bones were scat tered in every direction, while there was scarcely enough left intact to identify the youth. It is probable that having shoul dered the box of powder the boy started for the tunnel and stumbling caused a jar enough to explode the giant. TENNESSEE TRAGEDY. A YY ell Know ii Husine Shot. x Man Fatally j Nashville, Tenn, May 15.—J. B. Hotchkiss, a young man about 30 years of age and the head of a wholesale hardware firm here, was badly wounded last night in a difficulty Dext door to the house of his mistress. He and the owners of the premises, upon which he had entered to get a bucket of water, had warm words which resulted in a resort to pistols. Five shots were exchanged at short range. Hotchkiss was shot in the side, and an other bullet perforated his hat. The other man, "Williem, was not struck. The wound ed man walked to the room of his mistress, who lives in the suburbs of the city in strict retirement, and two physicians were summoned. Every effort was made to cover his identity, he even going so far as to beg to be moved out of the city in his precarious condition. The news created considerable excite ment. Hotchkiss is a handsome, wealthy and popular man, and strong in financial circles as well as iu socity, where he was a leader in fashionable circles. He was en gaged to a beautiful young lady, a member of one of the proudest families in the State. His condition is such that he can not be removed to his residence, and he now lies at the home of his mistress. Shocking T raged y . New Orleans, May 16. — Saturday night Raymond Butsch, overseer on the Woodlawn plantation, Plaquemine parish, forty miles below this city, was shot through both legs by an insane man named Ed. Williams. Butsch s legs were badly lacerated. This morniDg tbe sheriff of Plaquemine parish, accompanied by Geo. Osmond, editor of the Plaquemine Pro lector, started out to arrest the maniac, When they approached Williams he opened fire upon them, shooting Osmond through the neck and, it is thought, fatally injuring him. The sheriff then pursued the maniac, who took refuge in his house. The house was then set on fire in order to dislodge Williams, and when he came out to get water he was shot dead by the sheriff. Mysterious Affair. Washington, May 16.—A telegram re ceived at tbe Navy Department two weeks ago stated that Lieut. M. K. Schwenk had accidentally shot himself while on duty as officer of watch on the Alert. Mail ad vices received to-day put a more serious light on the matter. While on duty on the vessel Lieutenant Schwenk stopped to pick up a revolver which proved to have lieen tied in such a manner that when lifted a bowline slipped over the trigger, causing it to go off. Commander Graham reports that there can be no doubt but that it was a plan to assassinate some officer of the vessel and that he has ordered a search ing investigation. Lieut. Schwenk was seriously wounded in his left wrist and blood poisoning is feared. Confession of a Murderer. New York, May 13.—James F. Taylor, who, together with Henry B. Chamberlain, was arrested for the murder of Mrs. Mar garet Lrnst, in New Haven, has made a detailed confession iu writing. He charges Chamberlain with having persuaded him to assist in the robbery of Mrs. Ernst, and also with being the leader throughout the robbery and murder. A remarkable point connected with the confession is that Chamberlain fully endorses it in the fol lowing voluntary statement: " I, Henry B. Chamberlain, have heard read the annexed statement, made by Jas. F. Taylor. I am the person mentioned as Henry Clark, and corroborate it in every detail as true. "Henry B. Chamberlain." Indictments charging him with the mur der were found to-day. Two Murderers Shot by an Infuriated Mob. Willis, Texas, May 15.—About three o'clock this morn, g a body of armed men surrounded the ilaboose where two col ored men, Auurew McGeehe and J. B. Walker, were confined, charged with the shooting of young Granville Powell while he was assisting some ladies on a passen ger train Saturday evening. The mob overpowered the guards, broke down the door and told Walker's wife, who was pres ent, to get out. Then they opened fire on McGeehe and Walker, who were chained together. Five minutes later the mob dis appeared. At daylight McGeehe was found dead in the cell with eight bullet holes in his body. Walker waS seriously wounded in three places, but may recover. He and his wife were taken in charge by Deputy Sheriff Glace, who took them to Houston to-day for safe keeping. Sensational Tragedy. Munich, May 12.— Another tragedy has J ust 1>een enacted at Lake Starberg. Two young ladies of Munich, Baroness Anna and Baroness Louise, of Guttenberg, rowed in a boat to the spot where King Ludwig, of Bavaria, met his death and deliberately threw themselves into the water and drowned. The next morning the boat was missed and search made. The bodies Yvere found lyiDg on the soft clay clasped in each others arms. Both were pretty, rich and cultured. They have lieen suffering from melancholy ever since the King's death. Burned to Death. Waterburv, Vt., May 15.—John B. Fassett and wife, both aged sixty, were burned to death in their saw mill at More town last night. Mrs. Bassett's body was found near the river this morning, while that of her husband was found in the ruins of the mill, over which they lived. I earthquake in mfmco. Large Number of People YY oil tided. Killed and Sax Fkaxcisco, May Hi.—The Cull's Hermosillo. Mexico special to-Dight says : A courier, sent by the commission now examining iuto the recent seismic distilrb antes in the Sierra Madre mountains, ar rived at I rres to-day and is the bearer of the following dispatch to Governor Torres : ' In the pueblo of Ilabispe 37 persons were killed and 19ipjured. JnOputo uine were killed. Both pueblos were destroyed. Tbe inhabitants of Babispe, Baceraca, < >puto and Guasabas are living in the fields under trees and in dugouts. There has been a repeated succession of shocks, although lighter than the first, causing a panic everywhere. A number of women died from fright. A wide extent of territory is seamed w ith crevices and immense chasms. The earth has sunk in many places and is flooded with water, making swamps where w'ater never existed before. In many of the mountains are to be seen what appear to be eruptions, and mountainous smoke indicates volcanic action, but they have not yet lieen explored ow iug to the continuous tremors and great chasms, making the approach thereto at tbe pres ent time most difficult and dangerous. HIDDEN TREASURE. An Immense Find of Silier Coin. , . I ! eCret ! r L.. a ? »"î 1 London, May 16.—The financial secre tary for India has advised the government of the discovery of an immense amount of treasure, estimated at over $25,000,000, j which had been secreted in the Palace Ciralie. by the late Maharajah. The treasure had been sunk in pits under the vaults beneath the Heenana. The secret had been entrusted to a few confidential j servants. Tbe when the treasure was unearthed. After removing the earth to a depth of six l'eet, the workmen revealed great flagstones. Beneath these were several pits tilled brim full ol silver, chiefly freshly coined rupees. In each pit was a plate recording the amount of the treasure and the names of the officials who assisted in secreting it. The Indian government has taken the hoard as a loan from the young Mahara jah. The native papers protest against this action. They say that had the Maha rajah been an adult instead of under the regency controlled by tbe government, he would never have invested his whole wealth in Indian securities. The question will be raised in Parliament as to whether "investment" may not be another name for seizure. A MISER'S DEATH. Turning Over the Ground for Ituried Treasure. Denver, May 12.—John Shirley, a mi serly saloon keeper, who lived in a little town forty miles west of here,called Buffalo Creek,died a few days ago and, it is report ed, left a large amount of money secreted somewhere about the house or buried iu the yard. A search was instituted for the money and shortly a will was found leav ing everything to a Dr. Morey, who lived a mile from Shirley's cabin, but failed to state where the property could be found. An old sale standing in the small bedroom where the miser died was broken open and $637 foimd. Those who knew Shirley best say they have seen him have, at one lime, $3,000 iu twenty-dollar gold pieces, and to often discount drafts for large amounts, and from the way the old man talked about his money they firmly believe there is buried somewhere on his premises from $25,000 to $50,000 iu gold. The town and surrounding country are greatly excited over the affair and those interested in find ing the money have placed armed guards around the grounds and are searching the house and digging over the ground after the supposed buried treasure. ! supposed QUARANTINE. Notice from the N. I*, to Cattle Ship pers. Minneapolis, May 16.—The Northern Pacific Railroad Co. has given notice to the cattle shippers of a quarantine in Da kota and Montana against cattle, hut that it does not apply to cattle shipped to Ore gon or Washington Territory, provided the shippers will agree not to unload while en route, but will arrange feed and water for their cattle on the cars. If, however, the cattle are bound for Dakota or Montana they must be quarantined for ninety days before permitted to enter either Territory. In all cases cattle should be accompanied by a certificate of health, showing the State or Territory where they came from and their destination. Cattle Quarantine. St. Paul, May 16.—It is learned here to day that the Governor of Dakota will shortly issue a proclamation, similar to that already issued by the Governor of Montana, listing or quarantining cattle from or passing through the following States and Territories, believing that they are liable to convey diseases : New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Dela ware, District of Columbia, Virginia, Texas, Vermont and the Dominion of Canada. Cattle will be permitted to pass through the Territory when going to Washington Territory or Oregon, provided shippers w agree not to unload while en route, but will arrange to feed and water their cattle on the cars. If, however, cattle are are bound for Dakota and Montana they must be quarantined 90 days before they will be permitted to enter. In all cases cattle should be accompanied by a certificate of health, specifying the State or Territory the cattle came from and the destruction thereof. This applies to emigrant movea bles and shipments, including live stock. Distressing Accident--A Father Kills His Boy. Washington, May 14.—Wm. H. San ford accidentally shot his son, Hamlet, last night. They were spending the night in a house on Mr. Sanford's farm, near the city, and the boy, in a sonambulistic spell got up and went out into the yard. The father woke up and believing burglars, who had troubled him before, were in the yard, went to the open door when he saw, but did not recognize, his boy. Asking three times who was there, and getting no answer save "come on Dick, " addressed by the boy to his dog, and understood by his father as a call 1o an accomplice, he fired, killing the boy instantly. Died. Paris, May 12.—Jean Baptiste Joseph Dieudonne Boussingault, member of the Institute, is dead, aged 85 years. Vienna, May 15.—Deputy Von Skene, for the past twenty years a member of the Keiehsrath, is dead. Blaine Going Abroad. New \ ork, May 12.—Mr. Blaine's de parture for Europe is fixed for June 8th. O'BRIEN IN TORONTO. Hoot* and Greeted with Cheer Hisses. Toronto, May 17. —William O'Brien, the editor of the United Ireland, arrived this morning amid a scene of enthusiasm and excitement unequalled since his entrance into f.'anada. Fully three thousand men crushed aud struggled with each other to catch a glimpse of him. A lew attempts at hootiDg and hissing were made as he : entered the carriage, but were quickly drowned by hearty, stirring cheers, which j went up as he stood up in the carriage and ! exclaimed : " Three cheers lor our lrieuds i in England and the cause they are strug ! gling for !" A cavalcade of mounted police ! with drawn swords and a platoon of otfi ! cers surrounded the carriage. The hotel ! was reached without a sigu ol hostility i except an occasional hoot or hiss from an I Orangeman. At the hotel O'Brien was met by a com mittee who offered him an address of wel come. In replying, O'Brien made a short speech, thanking the committee for their support. He alluded to Lansdowne s al leged cruelty to his tenants and made an attack ou the Loudon Tunes. His speech was received with cheers mingled with hooting and hisses. IDLE LABOR. Tliou*nii(l* ol YY nrknif ii Rest. Taking a Chicago, May 17.—The number ol idle men in the city who have either struck or lieen locked out are rapidly incieasing. and is variously estimated at from 10,000 to 20,000. The number probably does not exceed 13,000, but by tbe eud of tbe week it will be largely increased. Not more than 500 bricklayers are at work, and their occupation will be gone as soon as the stock of material on hand is I exhausted. The employes iu other 1 trades are gradually forced to stop work because they are reaching a point iu construction at which they can not pro ceed until the bricklayers run up walls. The outlook is uot promising for either the contractor or laborer, but both appear to take a cheerful view of the situation and seem to be determined not to yield a point. Haverhill, Mass., May 17.—Owing to a disagreement between the Kuights ol Labor and the Manufacturers Association, forty shoe manufacturing establishments closed their doors this morniDg. throwing three thousand men out of employment. j j j ; Pay-Day Questions. St. Louis, Mo., May 15.—The agitation against Monday pay day, proposed by the employers of labor in the East, has reached this city and the power of employers to make the change will be tested here, first by the workmen of N. K. Fairbank & Co., who have 260 workmen on tbeir pay roll. The meu heard on Friday that the firm would withhold their wages yesterday and pay them on Monday. They immediately got up a petition against the change and ! 247 signed it. The firm declined to grant the petition and the men went home last night without their money. They were talking strongly of striking aud assert that if the firm persists in its course they will make the matter an assembly question. Sorry He was Elected to Parliament. Montreal, May 16.—To an Associated Press correspondent Mr. O'Brien said : "I am sorry to hear that I have been elected again to Parliament, but I am inclined to thiök that Lord Lansdowne is still more sorry. Under the circumstances I am thankful to my colleagues and country men." Mr. O'Brien and party left for Toronto on the midnight train. New Base Ball Regulation. Cincinnati, May 13.—Every club iu the American Association was represented at a special meeting held here to-day to amend the battiDg rules. The rule giving a base hit to the batter who secured his base on balls was abolished. Hereafter such base will be counted as a "not at bat" strike. The rule was also amended making three strikes, instead of four, necessary to retire a batter. No change was made in the pitcher's position. These changes were referred to a committee on rules who must confer with a similar committee from the League and obtain their concurrence be fore the amended rules can go into effect. Canadian Financial Exhibit. Ottawa, May 12.—Charles Tupper to day delivered the budget speech in Parlia ment. He estimated the revenue for the fiscal year ending June :k), 1887, to be $353,000,000, and the expenditures at $356, 000,000, anticipating a deficit of $3,000,000, due to a tailing off in the excise receipts. It is estimated that the surplus at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 1888, will be $1,360,000. The debt of Canada on May 1st was $225,105,961. The Dominion has no floating debt. The speaker said the outlook for the country was of the bright est, the only cloud on the horizon being the non-intercourse with the United States. Exports. Washington, May 13.— The Chief of the Bureau of Statistics reports the total value of exports from the United States, of the undermentioned articles, as follows : Beef and pork products, for the six months ending Anril 30, 1887, $41,342,856 ; for 1886, $37, *41,791. Dairy products for the twelve months ending April 30, 1887, $9,051,284 : for 1*80, $9,937,166. Cattle, for the ten months ending April 30, 1887, $8,217,807 ; for 1886, $8,949,886. Hogs, for the ten months ending April 30, 1887, $418,877 ; for 1*86, $490,460. Election of Officers. San Francisco, May 12.—The Inter national Convention .of the VouDg Men's Christian Association has elected the fol lowing officers : President—Hon. S. H. Blake, of Toronto, Canada. Vice Presidents—Major General O. O. of Alabama ; C. W. Foster, of Texas ; W. S. Woodbridge, of Minnesota. Secretaries—Geo. T. Coxhead, Missouri ; C. A. Maydwell, California ; C. F. Setchell, Connecticut. Big Otter. London, May 15.—An Anglo-Parisian book-maker named Wright has offered 120,000 for the race horse Bendigo, besides allowing the present owner, Mr. Barclay, to ran the horse in what ever races he likes. Wright and Barclay are to divide the winnings equally. London, May 17.—Mr. Barclay has re* fused Mr. Wright's offer of 120,000 for the race horse Bendigo. Nominated Fred Grant. Allan v, N. Y., May 17.—Governor Hill to-day sent the name of Col. Fred Grant to the Senate for Quarantine com missioner.