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, MON PACIFIC INVESTIGATION.
The Qnestion of Rebate» Before the Com mission. Omaha, June 23.—At to-days session of the Pacific investigating committee, Traffic Manager Kimball, being asked when he would produce his diary to re fresh his memory regarding the attendance on legislative bodies, said he did not intend to produce it, as it was his private diary. He asked for time to make references. K S Barriger, of the Omaha Elevator y Grain Company, said the Union Pacific had paid his company rebates to enable it to meet the competition and because the other roads paid them to its competitors. The rebates had been two cents per hun dren at some points and six at others. Of these the Union Pacific only stood 40 per cent., the remainder being refunded them by the other roads in combination with it. His company had for two years past re ceived a continuous rebate of one cent per hundred at Omaha. Kimball, being recalled, testified that Charles Francis Adams was a stockholder in the Argentine Smelting Company, but this had not helped that company any. They had received occasional rebates, but did little business with the Union Pacific. Rebates bad also been given the Poston & Colorado Smelting Company, with which ex-Senator Hill is connected, but the latter always complained. O.MAHA, June 24. —In the Pacifice in vestigation to-day Governor Pattison called on the officers of the Union Pacific to pro duce statements showing separately the gross sum of payments on account of re bates, pool settlements and exchanges. He gave Traffic Manager Kimball a list of persons to whom the Union Pacific had paid rebates in lt«85 and 1*86, and de manded the reasons which moved the company to make them; also whether any officer or attache of the road or public official had any interest in the firms to which rebates had been paid. The sergeant-at-arms of the commission reported that he had been unable to serve subpoenas on a number of citizens ol Omaha owing to the fact that the j. arties were absent. At this one of the audience remarked sotto voce that these people would probably be absent as long as the commis sion is in session in Omaha. Erastus Young, general auditor of the Union Pacific, was examined at great length as to the method of bookkeeping. He said the reports sent to the directors at Boston did not show the gross receipts of the company, as the rebates were first de ducted. Governor Pattison demanded a state ment showing the gross receipts Irom 1869 to 1886 to cover the whole system. Witness promised that a statement would be prepared, but explained that it would include all money received by the company, of which a pro rata proportion belonged to other roads on through freight and passenger traffic. These accounts are not kept separately. COLLEGE HUAT RACE. Harvard Heats Columbia ----The Fastest Time Ever Made. New London, Ct., June 27. —The eighth annual four-mile straight away race be tween eight-oar crews ot Harvard and Columbia colleges was rowed this after noon on the Thames, and proves to have been one of the most hotly contested races ever rowed. Both crews beat the record of 21 minutes ami 31 seconds made by Yale in 1884. The official time is; Harvard, 20:15; Columbia, 20:25. All the condi tions were favorable for fast time. Both crews were away on the spurt of thirty eight strokes, and Harvard catching water first drew gradually ahead. At the first quarter Harvard had a lead of a length, but Columbia here pulled up, aud at the half mile was only a half length behind. Harvard then showed a temporary de moralization, and the Columbia crew drew ahead. Harvard quickly recovered, how ever, and sent their boat to the Iront just as they passed the mile. The rowing up ---, . - * . , , ,, . ; ,0 tins point was pbenominal heand second half mile being rowing in -.10, and : 11 1 respectively, and both crews were fifteen seconds ahead of the record. After this the strain seemed to tell on Columbia, aud besides slacking her stroke her cox swain made an unfortunate swerve from the « ourse which lost the boat a length. She never caught Harvard again, and the latter crossed the line a winner by three j lengths, beating the best crew Columbia ever had aud beating the record by eleven seconds. Columbia's time is two seconds better than the previous record. University Hont Race. New London, June 24. —A four-mile straight away race, between the Yale and University of Pennsylvania crews, took place this evening and Yale won easily. Atter the first start the boats were called back on account of Pennsylvania breaking an oar. Another start was made at 7:14 Pennsylvania dipping the first starting at the rate of 31 to Yale's 33. On nearing the half mile llag, Pennsylvania's stroke was increased to 35 aud Y ale's to 30. They passed the half mile point at 7:17 55, the Pennsylvania's leading by a quarter of a length. The second half was made in 2:19. The Pennsy lvanias pulled ahead until they got the stern of their boat in front of Y ale s prow. At the two-mile stake the Pennsyl vania's had a lead of two lengths, but here they lost the race. Time 22 minutes and 20 seconds. College Exercises. New Haven, June 27. The commence- ^ ment opened at Yale to-day with the cus tomary exercises. The class poem was by Wm. McCormick, of Harrisburg, Penn., and the oration by James Rockwell Shel lield, of Utica, N. Y. The prizes an nounced include the following: Larned scholarship for the years 1887 and 1888, Y'au Pho Lee, Chinaman. Among the special honors for scholarship awarded in j the graduation class are: Two years' honors in ancient languages, John V. Pome roy, San Francisco; One year's honorslin : political science, history and law, Y an Pho Lee, of Fragrant Halls, China. Y'an exercises at Harvard were held today. , Pho Lee also takes one year's honors in English. Boston, June 27.—The commencement Degrees were conferred graduates. University Timber Sale. Ituica, N. Y'.,—On Saturday last the executive committee of the Cornell Uni upon five lady ______ _____ _ versity trustees completed and forwarded the contract disposing of the pine timber I , . _ . on about 25,000 acres of land in Kenoke group, Ashland county, Wis. The amount received for this timber is over a half mil- i lion dollars, and the university will now have an income from that of a very hand some sum. The university still owns the iand from which this timber is to be cut. | 11 is valuable iron land. --__Congress First Around the British Isles. London, June 27.—The Genesta has j won the jubilee yacht race. Time over the course, 12 days. 16 hours and 55 minutes. ' I Transfer of Troop» Ordered by the War Department. J ARMV CHANGES. ; : j | marching, to Fort Riley hendquarters of the Fifth Washington, June 24.— An order will soon be issued from the War Department making the following important changes of stations in the army, which will go into effect as soon after the first of July as pos sible. The headquarters of the band and four troops of the Seventh cavalry will be j transferred from Fort Meade. Dakota, by , Kansas. The cavalry, now at Fort Riley will be transferred to such posts in the Indian Territory as the com manding general of the Department of Missouri may designate. Two troops of the Fifth cavalry, now at Fort Riley, will go to Fort Sill, Indian Ter ritory, and the other two to Fort Elliott, Texas. This will give Colonel Forsyth, of the Seventh cavalry, command of the new cavalry and artillery school lately author ized by Congresg, and for the construction of which $200,000 is now being expended. Two troops of the Third cavalry now at Fort Elliott, and two troops of the same regiment now at Fort Sill are to be trans ft _ Texas, and then by marching, ail the troops of the Third cavalry will exchange station with troops of the Eighth cavalry. This will put the Third cavalry on the lower Rio Grande. The Twelfth infantry, now stationed in the Department of Texas, will change by rail with the Eleventh infantry, now in the Department ot Dakota, with headquarters at Fort Sully. SET TREKS' Sparks' Report in the Ca Matlocke. KIGI1 1 S. of W illiam Washington, June 24. —Commissioner Sparks has reported to the Secretary of the Interior the case of William Matlocke, a settler in Kansas on land within the in demnity limits of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas road, who settled before the railroad withdrawal was made, but was prevented from putting his claim on record by the erroneous advice of the register of the land office, who was at the same time an official of the railroad company. Subsequently when he applid to enter the land he was told that the land was withdrawn for the railroad. In 1873 the tract was patented to the railroad, but Matlocke remained on the land. The railroad attempted to oust him, and on its failure in the district court 4 appealed to the supreme court. Commis sioner Sparks recommends that suit be at once brought to set aside the railroad patent and take such steps as is necessary to protect settlers' homes. If the recom mendation is adopted similar intervention may be asked in a great number of cases where settlers are pursued in like manner by the railroad with costly litigations. THE HOSTILES. Horrible Murder by the Navajo» In dians. Denver, June 24.—A Special dispatch t^ the Durango Idea from McElm, Utah, gives the following particulars of the fiendish murder by a lot of Navajo Indians; Last Wednesday, about noon, a party of Navajo Indians, about five in number, crossed the San Juan river at Barton Brothers' trading post, eight mile6 below Bluff City, and after a short quarrel with Mr. Amaza M. Barton, who was the only man about, they killed him by shooting him twice in the head. They had asculfie with him before they did the shooting, and at the time of shooting him they had him on the floor with a rope around his neck. One Navajo was holding this rope which held poor Barton, choked. Another was holding him by the feet and other by the hands, and while they had him in this shape they shot him in the head. They then robbed the store and pulled out. The persons at the ranch were Barton's wife ; and mother-in-law, whom the Indians, for a wond did not molest . There is con gjderable excitement in this part of the country and the trouble is probably not over yet, as the Navajos aie pretty saucy and there so many of them. New Flurry in Wall Street. York, June 24.—The stock ex j change this morning became extremely ac tive and excited, with heavy declines. The market opened with a feeling of confidence in many stocks which suffered so severely yesterday and large supporting orders were given all over the room. In a few moments there was very heavy selling apparent. Some heavy blocks of Manhattan stock were offered, causing the prices of that stock to break from 1.564 to 1.20. The room was crowded with brokers, and the decline brought out selling orders in all classes of securities. Western Union be gan to break about 11 o'clock, and in fifteen minutes dropped eight points. The fall in other stocks was correspondingly great. The increased short interest 3aved the room from a money panic by its demand for stocks for delivery, and some large operators entered the market and began buying freely. They soon gathered a large following and buying turned the market almost as rapidly as it had fallen and stocks took a long jump back to former prices. Canadiuu Labor Interdicted. Lock fort, N. Y., June 24.— The recent order of the Dominion government to the ^ Canat ii ail customs officials at Windsor, Ont., to make a record of all Americans re siding at Detroit and vicinity, who daily crossed the line to engage in work, has led to a counter move by the Collector at Niagara Falls and at Suspension Bridge, this morning. When Canadian labors en gaged in employment on this side reached the frontier of the United States deputies ( ] eman ded their names, ages, residence, oc j cll p a ti on and where and by whom they were employed. During the day notices were served upon the employers of these : foreigners that if they should continue to em pi 0 y such foreign labor after July first ^ be x>istrict Attorney would be recom mended t0 pr0C eed against them according to law. „ _ Niagara Falls, June 20.—The action , tbe United States authorities in taking Renames of Canadians employed on the American side as they pass over the bridge causes great indignation here. The citizens threaten that if any law compelling the Canadians who work in the United States to live there be put into effect they will bring out measures to have the railways transact their own business on the Cana dian side of the river, ___— ♦- ---- Contract Laborers to be Sent Back, . y 0RK j une 27.—Collector Magone x ' . ___pjahteen to-day investigated * French Silk weavers who landed a Garden on Sunday, and ordered t a y be sent back to I ranee under t e ac prohibiting the importation of contract labor. ihe investigation e veloped the fact that the weavers were under contract to wor ? ,5 to the silk manufacturer. He will appeal courts for an injunction. ! j ' I ! ' j THE BANK FAILURE. Officials of the Institution Arrested for Conspiracy. Cincinnati, June 22.—Another sensa tional development occurred this afternoon. Bank Examiner Powell made new dis coveries, under which he caused the re arrest of Harper, Baldwin and Hopkins on a charge of conspiracy to commit offenses against the laws of the United States by ! unlawfully and wilfully misappropriating the funds and credits of the banking insti tution, in pursuance of which purpose they issued certain drafts in favor of Wil shire, Eckert & Co. Another affidavit charges them with transmitting to the Comptroller of the Currency a false and fraudulent report of the bank s affairs. Harper gave bonds in the sum of fifteen thousand and the other two a thousand each on these charges. Hopkins and Bald win appear greatly dejected, but Harper is apparently unconcerned. CINCINNATI, June 23.—Hon. W. L. Tren j holm, Comptroller of currency, who ar ' rived here to-day, was interviewed this evening in regard to the Fidelity Bank affair. Ilis suspicion had first been aroused in April last, when he discovered that the Fidelity Bank had 'reserve accounts' of eighty country banks, and that its indebt ' ness to other banks was very large. When the notice of the apparent connection of the bank with the Chicago wheat deal was first given to the press the local examiner was directed to remain in Cincinnati and be ready to act. This was done when the checks were protested in New Y r ork. A re ceiver has not been appointed but will be by Treuholm. No definite statement of the bank's affairs can be made until after the receiver takes charge. The government had acted as soon as there was tangible evidence of wrong doing. The sensational feature of to-day's pro ceedings was the surrender, late this after noon, of E. L. Harper and B. E. Hopkins by their bondsmen. Desperate efforts were made by them to-night to get new bonds men, but at a late hour they were unsuc cessful and went to jail. This evening J. W. Wiltshire, broker, who took the checks of the fidelity Bank to Chicago to try to hold up the market, was also arrested, charged with aiding wil ful and unlawful misapplication of the funds of the bank. He gave bonds in the sura of $35.000. New Y'ork, June 22.—The National Broadway Bank has secured an attachment against property in this State of the de funct National Bank of Cincinnati, on a suit brought to recover $21,751, claimed to be due. St. Louis, June 23.—The funds in the Fifth National Bank of this city, belonging to the Fidelity Bank of Cincinnati, were garnisheed to-day at the instance ol the Union National Bank of Cleveland, to satisfy a debt of $25,000. Washington. June 23 —At the office ot the Comptroller of the Currency it is said that no instructions have been sent to Cin cinnati for the arrest of the officers ot tbe Fidelity National Bank, beyond the general instructions sent to the examiner there to take every precaution to prevent the es cape of any of the officers who may be criminally guilty. Resignation of Bank President. Chicago, June 27.—At a meeting ol the board of directors of the American Ex change Bank to-day, President Irwin ten dered his resignation, and urged earnestly that it be accepted. This was done and Vice President Downey will be elected to fill tbe place. The utmost confidence is expressed in Irwin,and his reason for with drawing was that his connection with the board of trustees might impair the public confidence in the bank. An assessment ol thirty per cent was ordered to be levied at once to meet any impairment of the capi tal stock. __ The Flag Controversy. Washington, June 23— The controversy over the captured battle dags has caused many inquiries as to the disposition made of the naval flags captured during the late civil war. It is learned at the Navy Department that some of the flags captured were turned over to the Naval Academy and are now there. The accidental fire in the old Navy Department building several years ago destroyed some ol them. Denial from Jell Davis. New Orleans, June 26.— Jefi' Davis, in a letter to a local paper, denies the authen ticity of the letter sent out early in the week from Danville, 111. He claims it is a barefaced forgery, and denies the views at tributed to him on the subject ol the rebel Hags. _ Blaine at the Exhibition. London, June 25. —James G. Blaine to day visited the American Exhibition. After the performance he had an informal reception and was loudly cheered, one spec tator calling for and getting for Blaine "three times three and a tiger." Grand Army National Encampment. St. Louis, June 22.—The colored people of this city are making preparations to take part in the reception and entertain ment of the Grand Army veterans during their encampment in September. The committee of arrangements will try to in duce the colored soldiers and colored mem bers of the Grand Army to attend the en campment. Army Bauquet. Saratoga, June 23.—Three hundred persons attended tbe banquet of the Army of the Potomac this evening. Toasts were responded to by Gen. John C. Black, Col. Calvin E. Pratt, Gen. Henry W. Slocum, Gen. W. T. Tanner, C. M. Depew. and others. Assignment. Springfield, O., June 23.—'Whiteley, Fassler Ä Kelly, the great reaper manufac turers, went into the hands of a receiver this evening for the protection of its inter ests, on account of the financial difficulties of other parties. The assignment is only temporary. Cinc innati, June 24.—Louis Kennedy & Co., commission and grain merchants, as signed this afternoon to James Pettibone Their liabilities are said to be $150,000, with assets of $40,000. Kennedy was re ported to be in the Chicago wheat deal and was a heavy endorser of the Fidelity Bank paper. San Francisco, June 24.—A special from St. Helena, Cal., says: William Scheppler, a wine maker, to-day filed a petition for a schedule and inventory in insolvency. His liabilities are upwards of $187,000. His principal creditor is George W. Phillips, of Brooklyn, N. Y\ His assets are $193,000 in the Edgeside Vineyard Company. Hartford, Conn., June 27.—Hubbard & Farmer, stock brokers, have made an as signment in bankruptcy, because of the unexpected failure of their New Y'ork part ner, C. W. Kohlsaat. Their liabilities are not believed to be large. Assassinated. New Y'ork, June 24.— Dr. E. H. Dugan, a wealthy and well known physician of Williamsbarg, was deliberately shot and killed this afternoon by George Weidler. The motive is not known, but the assassin says it is a family affair. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. Union Stock Yards at Chicago Burned -•Loss • 1.250,000. Chicago, June 26.—A million aud a quarter of dollars went up in smoke at the Union Stockyards to-day. Early this morn ing an employe of the Chicago Packing House Company discovered a fire in the tank room. In a few minutes one of the tanks exploded, scattering the burning lard into the adjacent buildings and a dozen fires were soon competing with each other in the destruction of tbe immense estab lishment. The fire was not put out until ; this evening, fourteen and a half hours after its start, and the five acres on the ! premises over which it burned will remain 1 red hot for a couple of days. On this ground were the four large buildings of the Packing Company. The main building j was 600x450 feet. This, with the excep- | tion of the curing room, which was saved with its contents, nineteen million pounds J of short ribs in a damaged condition, is a total loss. On each side of the main build- 1 ing was a warehouse, with four stories and a basement, and containing 17,000 barrels of mess pork, belonging to Armour. The building and most of the pork was totally destroyed. Between 600 and 700 hogs were also cremated. Back of the main building was a fertilizing factory, 100 feet square, ! and an engine house, 500x600 feet, both of which were completely destroyed. The fact that no wiud was blowing was probably the only circumstance that saved the entire stock yards. Before the fire de partment could respond to the first alarm the fiâmes had gained a headway. No amount of water could reduce the liâmes. Twenty-six engines and every reservoir in the yards were brought into play. All of I the firemen and hundreds of tbe stock yards employes bent their efforts toward keeping the confiagration confined to the works of the Chicago Company. About this time more tanks exploded and a heavy beam went smashing into a freight car where several firemen were stationed, breaking pipeman Baker's ankle and knock- I ing Lieutenant Elliott unconscious. Soon : afterward the walls of the warehouse fell j to the ground, disclosing great heaps of ; mess pork, with two or three hundred of Armour's men at work removing the best of it. After the liâmes had consumed most of the wood work of the building, the fire still held sway on great mo.mds of burn ing meat. The suffocating fumes from this aud the blinding dust from the falling walls of brick made the task of the firemen a terrible one, and many of them were well nigh overcome. The most exciting scene of the day was presented when the men were attempting to drive out the live hogs in the upper stories. Below were scores of workmen rolling out barrels of pork, when down on the crowd, pell mell, leaped a dozen hogs, maddened by burns aud jumping from the windows aud through tbe hatchways. The workmen below were compelled to tly for their lives. In the afternoon, while a number of fire men were trying to save the short ribs in the curing room, a division wall fell, in juring Thomas Murphy so seriously that he died four hours later. Five other fire men received severe wounds. Armour values his loss at $350,000, but thinks the salvageand insurance will make him even. The plant of the Chicago Com pany is valued at $300.000 and the stock at $700,000. About half of the two thousand employes will be thrown out of work. DISASTROUS FIRE. Two Thousand People Homeless. Milwaukee, June 27.— Of the Marsh- , field fire it is impossible to obtain detailed particulars to-night. The meagre accounts received of it come from neighboring towns, whose hospitality has been thrown open to the two thousand homeless inhabitants, i But few have availed themselves of it, i however, most of Ihe people being housed for the night under wagons, rudely con- * structed sheds, blankets and such house hold furniture piled up as was saved. The ! scene is a pitiable one. The wearied men and depressed women are watching the remnant of their homes and possessions, promiscuously scattered around in the sur rounding woods, which are lit up to-night by the glow that comes from the still burn ing mass that covered acres, and represent ed a thriving village. So rapidly was the spread of the fire that comparatively little was saved. Destructive Fires. New Orleans, June 23.—1:30 a.m.— A fire broke out in the rear of the upper portion of Frederickson's drug store at 139 Canal street, in the Tours building, the most important business block in the city. The fire is now burning fiercely. New Y'ork, Jane 23.—2:30 a. m.—At this hour three six story buildings, Nos. 179 to 183 Lewis street, are completely de stroyed and the walls have fallen in. A four story factory at Nos. 820 and 822 Christie street is in flames. The four story tenement house at No. 185 Lewis street is on fire and the occupants are fleeing in a panic. A strong east wind is blowing, and it is feared that the tenements adjoining ! will also be burned. The loss will prob- j ably be $225,000. 3:15 a. m.—The fire is under control. , The loss is about $220,000. No loss of lile is reported. Death from a Dog's Bite. Haverstraw, June 23.—Matthew Gar ner, who was bitten by a dog with which he was playing a month ago and who was seized with symptoms of hydrophobia on 1 Monday last, died this morning after a night of great agony. He was 60 years old, unmarried and wealthy. Suicide of a Clerk. New Y'ork, June 23.—Max Marus, aged .50 years, advertising clerk in the Daily News office, blew his brains out this morn ing. There was no one in the office at tbe time but the office boy who, hearing the shot, rushed to the scene and found the body stretched on the floor. Death result ed almost immediately. This is the sec- ! ond suicide in the JMily News office within the last few years. Wife Murderer Lynched. Aberdeen, Miss., June 23. —About two o'clock this morning forty masked men rode into Koskisuko, proceeded to the jail, ; overpowered the jailer and took James M. Webb, a white man, to a convenient place and hanged him. On Sunday last Webb poisoned his wife. An Outlaw' Killed. Birmingham, Ala.. June 22.— John T. Maxwell, a Methodist preacher, shot and killed a man named John Ricketts to day at Irondale, six miles from this city. Ten days ago Rickets went to the house of Maxwell during the latter's absence and attempted to outrage his wife. ; ! 1 j | J 1 ! I , i i * ! ! j , 1 ! ; MINE HORROR. Gould and Curry Works on Fire and Several Lives Lost. Virginia City, Nev., June 24. —Afire broke out this evening in the Gould and Curry mine. All the miners escaped with the exception of six employed on the fifteen hundred feet level of the Best and Belcher mine. Signals from them have ceased and it is feared they have perished. An attempt is being made to reach them by volun teers. The rescuing party finally man- ; aged to reach the 400 feet level and found the five men there dead. They were evi dently asphysiated while endeavoring to escape. The miners have not yet been able to do anything towards rescuing the men imprisoned in the Best and Belcher mine. The names of the dead miners are John Trounce, Joncey Morgan. R. C. Bruce, ! W. C. Carpenter and Andrew Bean. Alor- j gan was a bridegroom of but a few weeks. It is feared that his widow will lose her reason from excessive grief. In addition to the men imprisoned in the Best and Belcher dire men are im prisoned in the 800 level and four men in the 400 level of the Gould and Carry mine, making in all fifteen miners imprisoned. Thousands of people have surrounded the mines and the most intense excitement prevails. No effort is being made to put out the fire as it is impossible to ascertain where it is. San Francisco, June 27.—A special | from Virginia City, Nev., says : A majority of the miners have given up hope that the six imprisoned men are still alive. Before morning ihe fate of the men will probably be known, as by that time connection will be made w ith the Best & Belcher mine. LONDON FIRE HORROR. Terrible Death of Mother and Son. London, June 26. —A fire broke out in a tenement house in Oxford street this morn ing and the liâmes spread so rapidly that several inmates were unable to make their escape. Frightful scenes were witnessed j by the enormous crowd of people attracted ' to the spot. One youth jumped from the top story of the house to the ground and was instantly killed. His mother lollowed him, striking upon a railing in front of the house and rebounded on the heads of crowd. Another woman appeared at the window holding a child in her arms. Later she fell backwards into the blaze. Her charred remains were afterwards found. TERRIBLE RIOT. t A Large Number of Persons Killed and Wounded. New Orleans, June 27.—A special from Girard, La., says : A riot occurred at Oak Ridge, this morning, in which one white man and six negroes were killed and several white men dangerously wounded. Y esterday a negro maD living in the vicini ty of Oak Ridge indirectly assaulted a white girl. He was arrested about 7 p. m., and when the deputies were taking him to the calaboose they were fired upon by Jerry Baldwin, his two sons and three other negroes, wounding deputies Baker and Gardner. The negroes then dispersed and later rendezvoused at a negro cabin, two miles from town. On learning their whereabouts the officers went to arrest them. On approaching the cabin they were fired upon ami one of their number, G. W. Higginbottom, was instantly killed and Bailer dangerously wounded. During the melee which followed, Jerry Baldwin, one of his sons and four other negroes were killed. Everything is now' quiet. Twenty men from Bastrop have arrived there. Town Marshal Conger, who received eleven bullet wounds, is dead. Labor Contests. Pittsburg, June 23.— The sheet iron manufacturers interested in the stamping and hollow w T are branch of the business considered the new scale offered by the Amalgamated Association and decided that it was impossible to concede an advance. Chicago, June 23.—In the convention of master plumliers to-day the report of the executive committee, recommending a con tinued strict observance of the rule that ! manufacturers sell plumbers goods to none ; but master plumbers, was adopted. Chicago, June 23.— Late to-night the Bricklayers Union passe«l a resolution withdrawing the demand for Saturday pay-day and declaring the strike off. This resolves the affair into a lockout pure and ; simple, and tbe bricklayers declare that they will prosecute the stone pool for con- j «piracy in case they sell to contractors un- ! friendly to the bricklayers. Rochester, N. Y'., June 27.-The masons, helpers, and laborers employed on the sewers and street improvements, struck inis morning for $1.75 per day of nine hours. The strike was ordered by the local assem blies. At least 10,000 people will be de prived of the means of support. Rochester, June 27.— This morniDg about 400 laborers in the employ of the contractors of the city streets struck for an increase of wages. This afternoon the con tractors put on a force of new men and trouble ensued. A mob of two hundred or more strikers gathered on Gorham street and attacked the new men with stones, etc. A squad ol officers who came to the scene were likewise assaulted, when they made several futile attempts to disperse the men. The police opened fire with their revolvers. When the fight was over it was found that two policemen were seri ously injured by stones. Three of the mob were badly clubbed and two more were shot, but were carried away by friends. One has since died. The city is now quiet but trouble is feared to-morrow. Anarchists' Threats. New Y'ork, June 26. —The World says: Anarchist Johann Most has received a let ter from Louis Lingg, one of the con demned Chicago anarchists, complaining that the attendants at the Cook county jail treat him and his associates like slaves, not showing them any kindness. Lingg pre dicts a great uprising in case the sentence of hanging is carried out. At a secret meeting of the American section of the socialistic labor party it was resolved, to reorganize that body. A reso lution was passed favoring the holding of a national convention at Bnlfalo on Sep tember 17th. Labor Club Meeting. Chicago, June 26.—At a meeting of the Land and Labor Club this afternoon Dr. McGlynn addressed the members for about two hours. He touched upon a num ber of topics, and among other things said the United Labor party was well organized and would have up a candidate for the Presidency in 1888. The Pope Denounced. New Y'ork, June 26. —To-night, at a meeting of the anti-Poverty Society, in reference to Dr. McGlynn's coming excom munication, a large audience was present shouting : "We will stand by him !" The speaker asserted that McGlynn's punish ment was «caused by Jos. G. Donahue. The mention of Archbishop Corrigan brought a storm of hisses. Henry George, in a speech, likened Pope Leo and Cardinal Simeoni to an organ grinder aDd his monkey. FORFEITED LAND G RANIS. Protest ol the Atlantic A Pacific Kail r«>Hil Company. Washington, June 27. —The Secretary of the Interior has received answers from all the land grant railroads named in his rule, dated May 23d. requiring them to show cause why the several orders of with drawal from settlement of the lands within their indemnity limits should not be re voked and the lands embraced therein re stored to settlement. The Atlantic A Pacific company claims that it has not failed to give ample notice of its indemnity rights and claims. The notice heretofore given shows that by the past and present selection of all lands within its available indemnity limits, the grant as earned is deficient more than one million acres ; that the contract between the United States and the Atlantic & Pacific company would be seriously violated if, with a knowledge of these facts, any revocation of the existing indemnity withdrawal is made or other action taken tending to de feat, impair or cloud the rights of the com pany therein; that the delay in selection has arisen from the failure of the Lnited States to make a survey of the granted and indemnity lands, to ascertain and settle the boundaries of pending small land claims with such certainty that the precise acreage of the loss therein can be deter mined, so as to permit settlers prior in time to the railroad grant to make known their claims by proper description, and finally by its affirmative acts in creating Indian and other reservations within the railway grant and enlarging others heretofore made, and by its refusal to permit surveys to be made, upon the company's deposit of the cost thereof. Notwithstanding these diffi culties, the company states, it has done all things possible to identify its losses and make its selections, and submits that neither in law, equity nor good conscience should the existing withdrawal be re scinded. The Oregon & California railroad com pany, in its answer, represents that the whole number of odd sections contained within the indemnity limits of its grant will fall 282,000 acres short of compen sating it for its lands lost in piece, and as a large portion of these lands have never been surveyed, so as to render it possible for the company to make selections of such lieu land. It submits that itjwould be a manifest injustice if the existing orders of withdrawal should now be revoked. LAND GRANT TROU RLE. Call lor .Mass Meeting ol the Maxwell Settlers. Denver, June 27.—A prominent busi ness man of Raton, N. M., who arrived here to-day, in speaking of the situation in Col fax county, said : For some weeks past rumors have been telegraphed over the country that a revolt, riot, and bloodshed was imminent between the settlers and the owners of the Maxwell land grant and that the former intended, by force of arms, to resist eviction for lease of lands upon which they are located. The latest move in this direstion is the circulation through out the county ot a call for a mass meeting at Raton on August first, to take some action in the matter. The call is signed by Hon. S. B. Elkins, of N. Y'.; Hon. J. B. Catron, of Santa Fe, and M. W. Mills. It is true that there are a number of agitators down there who are anxious for an out break and are doing all they can to in crease the dissatisfaction, but I understand that the mass of the settlers will refuse to assail the decree of the Supreme Court of the United States or attempt to fight the government, but will make the best terms with the grant owners possible. It is very improbable that either Air. Elkins or Catron lent their names to this attempt to stir up a disturbance or signed the call. Mr Mills, who claims to be a lawyer, and lives at Springer, has on several occasions been either directly or indirectly mixed up in several notorious riots or killing escapades in the Northern part of the Territory and the better class of settlers do not take readily to any scheme which he is thought to be the prime mover in. I do not antici pate any bloodshed or trouble between the settlers and the grant owners. TRANSPORTATION. Argument» lletore the Inter-State Commission. Washington, June 23.— Gen. Butler, representing tbe Barton Car Co., addressed the Inter-State Commission to-day. He attacked the testimony of General Mana ger Stone, of the Burlington road. He also cited authorities in support of his claim that railroads had no right to make discriminations. Butler was followed by Wirt Dexter, for the Burlington road, the substance of whose argument was that the Burlington company is a common carrier, seeking to intrude its cars upon the tracks of the respondents. Air. Greene, for the Lake Shore toad, followed with a denial of several of the allegations of the Burlington Company. John S. Blair, for the Union Pacific and Alissouri Pacific, argued the question of jurisdiction and the justice of the rates charged by the Burlington people. Judge Shellabarger argued in the same line with Dexter. Political Gossip. Victoria, B. C., June 27. —Senator Voor hees, of Indiana, arrived here Saturday. He leaves for Alaska on the Olympia to night. In an interview he stated that it was a mistaken idea that the American government would close the Behring Sea to foreign vessels. In fact he did not see how it could legally accomplish it. The whole trouble was engendered by the Alaska Commercial Co., and President Cleveland was aware of this fact. A com mission would be appointed to inquire into the fisheries question. Yoorbees thought the question would form an issue in the next Presidential campaign. Blaine's action in the eastern fisheries dispute might cost him the nomination. Without doubt Blaine would be a Presidential can didate at the next election, and though he might be nominated, thought Cleveland, if nominated, would win the election. The only thing that would lose the election for Cleveland was the formation of a third party. Y'oorhees was alarmed at the strength of Henry George in New York, and also Dr. McGlynn, who controlled the Catholic vote, but there was a probability that at the last moment there would be a throwing of all this strength with the Democratic party. Hostilities Ended. Washington, June 27.—The War De partment has received the following tele gram from Gen. Howard to-day ; Gen. Aliles sends the following from San Carlos, A. T. : "Lieut. Johnson's surprise and capture and rapid pursuit of the troops have driven the hostiles back to the reservation, where they have surrendered, and I have institu ted an investigation and detailed a general court martial for the trial of those guilty military offenses, thus ending the present disturbances. i : I ; 1 j i j signal service report Of Ihe Condition of the Weather Din ing the Past Week. Washington, June 26.—The weather crop bulletin issued to-day by the signal service for the week ending June 2<>, 188<, is as follows: During the week the weather has l>een slightly cooler than the average for the week in all agricultural districts east of tbe Rocky Alountains, while it has been warmer than psual on the Pacific coast. In Northern California. Oregon and Washington Territory tbe average daily excess of temperature '.or the past week ranged from four to ter. de grees. During the week the rainfall has been in excess in ail States on the Atlantic coast, aloDg the immediate Gulf coast, in Western Alissouri and Eastern Kansas, the heaviest raiuialls occurring along the mid dle Atlantic coast. Large seasonable de ficiencies of rainfall, exceeding ten inches, continues over the cotton region, and a seasonable deficiency, exceeding five inches, exists in Illinois, Wisconsin ami Iowa. ' In all other sections the rainfall tor the season differs slightly from normal. The weather during the week has been generally favorable for the principal crops. Lain in the south Atlantic States has donbtles improved tbe condition of the staple crop in that region. More rain is needed in the cotton region, and the indi cations this morning are that rain will occur in the Little Alississippi and Ohio valleys by Monday alternoon. The weather has been favorable tor har vesting in the wheat regions, there haying been an excess of sunshine and very little rain. In the corn region the weather has been generally favorable, although in some localities more rain is needed. MEEKLY REPORT. Summary of the Condition of the Crops. Chicago, June 26.—The follow ing is the weekly crop report printed in this week's issue ot the Farmers Review: Although no change Las taken place in the condition ol the ripe and last ripening winter wheat crop since our re port last week, it is gratifying to note that no material damage is being done to the crop by rust. Harvesting operations, etc., are progressing rapidly, and the weather is favorable for the work. Growing crops are in need of rain in Illinois and the Western States. The hay crop is very light. Corn prospects are ex cellent. Fruit prospects are fair. Our reports on the condition of the winter wheat crop in the different States are as follows : Fifteen counties in Illinois report an average condition of 83 per cent, with slight injury in six counties by the fly and rust, and the fly in Lawrence county. Eleven counties in Indiana report the contion as 88 per cent, and injury in three counties from insects and rust in Spencer county. Twelve counties in Kansas place the average at 60 per cent, and complain in nearly every instance of severe injury to crops by the chintz bug. Winter wheat is almost a failure in Sedgewick county. Fourteen counties in Ohio report an average condition of 76 per cent, with very little complaint of the tly. Kentucky counties place the average condition at 96 per cent. Alichigan counties report an average con dition of 95 per cent, with damage by in sects in Vanburen and Larrow counties. Thirteen counties in Alissouri report an average condition of 105 per cent. The crop in Bates county is reported to be a total failure by the chintz bugs and drought. No other counties complain of injury by insects. Tbe crop is in shock In Christian county. Spring wheat in the different States is as follows: Wisconsin reports the average condition at 83 per cent. Pippin county complains of chintz bugs. Eleven Alinnesota counties report an average of 79 per cent. The crop is in good condition. In Dakota the oat crop has been greatly damaged by drought and insects. Indiana, Michigan and Ohio alone re port the crop in good condition. An Insane Man Kills his Best Friend. Fort Worth, Texas, June 23.— W. T Grigsby, proprietor of the Unique Sample Rooms, became insane last night from brooding over financial troubles. He stood leaning on his safe toying with a revolver, making elaborate preparations for suicide and keeping the crowd at bay with the weapon, threatening to kill any one who approached. D. B. Kennedy, his best friend, came into the saloon at the time and running towards Grigsby, said, "He shan't be allowed to kill himselt, poor fel low ; I will save him." Notwithstanding the command to halt, Kennedy pressed on and was shot through the heart. The maniac realized what he had done, sank to the floor helpless, moaning, "The gallows, the gallows, I am going to the gallows." He is now a raving maniac. Freight Agents in Convention. Colorado Springs, June 23.— The Gen eral Freight Agents Association met in convention at Alanitou, this morning, with J. M. Johnson, First Assistant General Freight Agent of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, in tbe chair, and N. G. Iglehart, of tbe Chicago Northwestern, secretary. Thirty-five roads were represented at the meeting. Several articles ot woodenware were added to the classification of car load rates and a few matters of detail con sidered, bat no business of general import ance was transacted. No changes were made in the classification of wool. Several new members were admitted and the con vention adjourned to meet in St. Louis in November. Americans at the Jubilee. London, June 26.—Dr. Parker, of the City Temple, in the course of his sermon this evening, said he was astonished at the interest shown by Americans in the Queen. One American had offered £500 for a ticket of admission to Westminster Abbey on the occasion of the Jubilee services. Ameri cans. he said, had not a state coach, but : they had education, liberty, independence, I and a spirit of progress and energy. Air Cleveland, America's king, had written him a friendly letter, showing that he did ; not feel there was a wide difference be tween the President aud preacher. The Winner ot the Derby. Chicago,' June 25. —The annual sum mer meeting began to-day at Washington 1 Park. The attendance was the largest ever seen on the ground, being estimated at from 30,000 to 35,000. The derby, esti mated at $14,000, was won by D. J. Mc j Party's chestnut colt, C. H. Todd, by Joe Hooker, dam Rosa, and was ridden by l amilton. Time, 2:364. Canadian Chief Justice Dead. Toronto, Ont., June 27. —Chief Justice i Sir Alatthew Crooks Cameron died yester day.