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Hepublican Delegates at Large to the Chicago Convention from the Keystone State. The Platform of Principles Declared by the Massachusetts Republicans. The Delegates to Chicago Reported Strong in Favor of Blaine. Arizona Elects Delegates and the Conven tion Shows a Decided Blaine Sentiment. Indiana Democracy Torn by Dissensions McDonald Eitterly Assails Gov. Gray. Texas Republicans Elect Blaine and Sher man Delegates. Maine to Choose Convention Delegates Who will Undoubtedly be for the Plumed Knight. PENNSYLVANIA REPUBLICANS State Nominations and Election of Delegates. HakbisBI'BG, Pa., April 25.—The plat form arraigns the Democratic administra tion lor allowing the accumulation of a large surplus, which should have beeD ap propriated for great nod necessary public improvements ; declares that an excess ol revenues can and should l>e prevented by a reduction or repeal of the internal tax ; also protests earnestly against the passage of the Dunn free ship bill, as calculated to work injustice to American labor. Judge Mitchell was nominated for Su preme Judge. Thomas Dolan, of Phila delphia, and Lewis Pugh, of Lackawanna, were chosen candidates for Presidential electors at large, and Senator Quay, Daniel H. Hasting, Nelson P. Reed and Henry W. Oliver, delegates at large to the National convention. Adjourned. The most remarkable feature in connec tion with the convention was the fact of a complete avoidance of the presidential question, either by intimation or direct declaration. The four delegates at large are as dumb upon the question of presi dential preference as was the convention. A TRUMPET BLAST. The Massachusetts Republicans De clare lor Protection of American Industries and for Liberal Pension Laws. Boston*, April 25. —The platform adopt ed by the convention denounces the Demo cratic party as the foe of honest elections in the North as well as the South, and notices that the same tactics which made wSouth solid for Cleveland in 1884 are ^.Uauj vonowarl fnp h«° ID "I ÄÄÜ • \ïa\ ihs mme strategy which has put upon lie country a Democratic Congress, con trary to the will of the people, is again in operation for stealing seats in the Senate and House of Representatives. The tariff plank favors a proper re vision of the tariff, but opposes such re vision as has for its primary object the abandonment of the protective principle, and they claim that the propositions made by the Democratic party through the mes sage of the President and the Mills bill warrant the opposition of every citizen who prefers the welfare of his country to that of another. The next plank declares in favor of liberal pension laws, and denounces the flippant and ungenerous treatment of the subject by the President. The civil service plank says the Presi dent made great professions and has broken them, and calls upon tbe people to restore the work of destroying the spoils system to the Republican party, the only organization which has shown a desire to accomplish it. The platform then declares in favor of high license and local option on the liquor question ; denounces the Democratic party for its opposition to the admission ot Da kota, and finally declares in favor of reciprocity in our trade relations with other communities upon this continent. The four delegates-at-large, Hoar, Bar den, Hyde and Beard, go to the national convention uninstructed, bat are said to be strongly for Blaine. Arizona Republican Convention. Phœnix, Arizona, April 25. —The Re publican Territorial convention to-day selected F. F. Lggers and L. H. Goodrich delegates to the national convention. Strong resolutions were adopted condemn ing the administration for disregarding its pledges to the Territories in the matter of appointments, its antagonism to silver, and its obstructions thrown in the way of honest settlers on government land. The gentiment of the convention was strong for Blaiue. Indiana Democrats Dissatisfied. Indianapolis, April 25. —Most of the delegates to to-morrow's convention have arrived, and numbers of politicians are at work among them. Ex-Senator McDon ald, who was a candidate for delegate and defeated, has published an address to the Jiemocracy of the State, in which he bitterly assails Gov. Gray, and predicts that the State will be lost to the Democracy in case the Governor is nominated f jr \ ice President. Texas Delegates. Fort Worth, Texas, April 25. —The Republican State convention chose for delegates-at-large the following : John B. Rector, A. J. Rosenthal, C. M. Ferguson and N. W. Cnney. The district delegation was also selected, and stands 16 white and 10 colored, and are about equally divided between Blaine and Sherman. The plat form adopted condemns the free trade sentiments expressed in the President's message ; favors a tariff for protection ; demands special protection for the wool industry ; endorses the Blair educational bill; laments tbe death of Roscoe Conk ling, and declares that the Republicans have thereby lost one of their brightest lights. Maine Republicans. Bangor, Me, April 25. —The Republi can State convention for the election of four delegates at large to the national con vention and two presidential electors will meet here to-morrow morning. Indications point to the selection as presidential elec tors of President Cheney and Col. Samuel N. Campbell. For delegates at large the indications favor the selection of Charles H. Prescott, 8. H. Allen, J. H. Manley and C. A. Boo telle. UNION PACIFIC. Annual Election ol Officers. Boston, April 25.—An annual meeting of the Union Pacific railroad company was held this morning. The action of the directors in leasing the Oregon Railway & Navigation company's lines and the Ore gon Short Line railway company's road, was confirmed. The only change from last year's board is the election of Samuel Carr, Jr., to fill the vacancy caused by the death of general manager and vice presi dent, F. J. Potter. It is understood, how ever, that Carr is to remain on the board only temporarily, or until Potter's succes sor he appointed. President Adams in the course of his speech, in response to ioqniries lrom stock holders, stated that it was the purpose ot the directors daring the ensuing year, to pursue a very conservative course with ref erence to new construction, and that at present no lines were under consideration. The directors subsequently re-elected Charles Francis Adams president, and the other old officers, except that E. H. Baker succeeds T. J. Potter as vice president and James G. Harris succeeds Mr. McFarland as treasurer. BROUllHi' TO RAY. Desperado Killed and Another Taken Prisoner. Albuquerque, N. M., April 25.—Two deputy sheriffs of Socorro county, who have been on the trail of Joe Atkins and Frank Porter for the last two days and came up with them near San Jose, this county, yesterday afternoon, when a regu lar pitched battle ensued, in which Porter was killed and Atkins captured. The prisoner and body of the dead man were brought to Albuquerque this morning. These are the same men that shot Slaugh ter in the American Valley abouta year ago. Atkins killed a man named Stepman near the same place abont a month ago, because he was working for Slaughter. He has threatened several times to kill Slaughter's men. Porter is reported to have killed a number of men, and it is said rewards are offered for him in various places west and southwest to the amount of 810,(MX). Boy Murderer. Kansas City, April 29.—Ed. Deer wester, a twelve-year-old boy, is locked up in this city on charge of manslaughter in the second degree. Last Tuesday even ing several children were playing in the vicinity of D. M. Foster's residence near Ninth and McGee streets. Two little girls, daughters of Foster, were on the porch and a number of boys were annoying them. The girls retaliated by throwing pitchers of water at the boys, and the result was a volley of stones, fired by the ruffins. One of the stones struck Althea Foster, aged ten, in the head, and she died to-day from in llimation of the brain caused by the wound. _ _ Guilty of Murder. San Francisco, April 35.— The jury to night returned a verdict of murder in the first degree, with a recommendation of imprisonment for life, in the case of Thos. W. Bateman, charged with the murder of S. M. Soper, on the 5th of last July. The shooting was the result of a quarrel be tween the two men on the previous even ing. Bateman was a private in troop A, 2d United States cavalry, and Soper was a sergeant in the same regiment. The Billings Murder Case. CoDAn 12 .ipzz>o. Iowa, April 05. jury in the celebrated Billings murder case, after forty-eight hours deliberation, re turned a verdict of murder in the second degree. Sentence will be pronounced to morrow. Shot Ilis Wile. Rochester, N. Y., April 25.—IVm. Bul lock, an employee of the AY est Shore rail road at Newark, Wayne connty, this state, shot his wife four times this morning with a revolver, killing her instantly. He then placed the weapon to his own head and fired, inflicting a fatal wound. Jealousy was the cause. Fatally Shot. Kokomo. Ind., April 25.—Charlie Marks, superintendent of the electric light plant, and Mrs. Roush, were each shot three times, this evening, by the latter's hus band, Thomas Roush. Both will die. Roush made his escape. Fatal Accident. Yonkers, N. Y., April 25.—A gang of men were working in a sewer trench, which is sixteen feet deep, when the water pipe burst, cansing the sides of the ditch to cave in and quickly filling the trench with earth and water. Six of the laborers are known to have been buried alive, and at about 9 o'clock four of the bodies had been unearthed. The names of the dead are Patrick Kennedy, Reuben Oscan, Mi chael Vail and Michael Kennedy. An other one of the laborers is missing. Bold Train Robbery. City of Mexico, April 29.— On Friday evening a passenger train on the Inter Oceanic railway was stopped and robbed by a band of lourteen highway men, three miles beyond Irolo. The passengers and train men were systematically robbed, and the company lost over $3,000 from the treasure box. It is presumed that this is the same band that entered Amecameca recently, and that plundered Chalbnac ranch in the State of Puebla. A large force of cavalry which was ordered out by the government, has struck the trail of the robbers. Fatal Lamp Explosion. Pittsburg, April 29.—A lamp exploded in the hands of Mrs. John Qnillen to night as she was going up stairs. The burning oil set fire to her clothing, and overcome with fright ßhe ran to a window and jumped out, alighting on the brick pavement twenty-five feet below. Cole man Kilroy and wife, who also occupied the house, had retired, but were awakened by the explosion. Kilroy jumped from a third story window and was badly injured. His wife forced her way through the flames which filled the halls, but in doing so was painfully burned about the head, face and arms. Kilroy will recover, but Mrs. Qnillen will hardly survive through the night. Her body is burned almost to a crisp, and she is injured internally. Riotous Students. Paris, April 29— On Saturday night a crowd of Boulangists collected outside of the students'club, where three hundred students were assembled. The students gathered at the window, and on hearing shouts for Bonlanger, fired four revolver shots at the crowd. Nobody bat the people were so angered that they forcibly resisted the police, who tried to disperse them. The students then issued in a body and a general melee ensued, which at one time threatened to become serions, finally a troop of mounted gen d'arms arrived and dispersed tira mob A few persons were injured. The excite ment still continues. _ To be Married. London, April 25.-Tb. Cimoçk u ooddcw the »pproKhwg mem«. ° f Joeeph Chamberlain to Miss Endicott, whom he met in America. SENATE AND HOUSE. Stewart's Bill for the Purchase and Coin age of Silver. A Pertinent Resolution Calling upon the Treasury Department for Bullion Statements. Grosvenor Speaks on the Tariff Bill and Calls the President an Ama teur Statesman. The South audits Plop on the Internal Revenue System Severely Criticised. The Dangers Threatened the Country by the Passage of the Mills Bill. IN TIIE SENATE. Hills Introduced and Referred. Washington, April 26.—The confer ence report on the House joint resolution on accepting the invitation of the French republic to take part in the International Exposition in Paris in 1890. It was agreed to. It fixes the appropriation at $250,000. The Senate then resumed the consideration of the railroad land forfeiture bill, and Palmer proceeded to argue againBt all amendments as to lands granted to the state of Michigan for railroad purposes, and by the governor of that state deeded to the Lake Superior Ship Canal company. A speech on the general policy of the govern ment by the Dolph bill was laid aside without action. The Senate passed a number of public building bills, among which was a bill appropriating $50,000 for ajpublic building at Boulder, Col. Ad journed till Monday. Washington, April 30.— A bill was reported and placed on the calendar—Sen ate bill fixing the salaries of several judges of the United States district court at $5,000 a year, Mr. Coke dissenting. Among the bills introduced and referred were the fol lowing: Dawes—To authorize the secretary of the interior to fix the amount of compen sation to be paid for the right of way for railroads in Indian reservations in certain contingencies. Stewart—To require the purchase and coinage of not less than $4,000,000 worth of silver bullion per month. He said the bill involved no new principle, and asked that it be read first and second time and laid on the table. It was so ordered. Stewart offered a resolution, which was laid over, calling ou the secretary of the treasury for a statement of the amount of silver bullion offered to the government since the passage of the silver coinage act, and by whom and at what places; also of the amounts of silver bullion purchased each month daring the same period, and from whom and at what prices; also whether the question of Indian consol bills enters to any extent into the determination of the market price of silver bullion in the United States. fltewait aIoo ofifored a rcoolaiion, which was adopted, directing the directors of tbe mint to send information as to foreign sil ver coins designated in his circular, the amount of pure silver in each coin and whether the vaine of such silver coins (as so designated ) has been estimated by him according to the pare silver contained in them, respectively. The Senate then proceeded to the con sideration of the railroad land forfeiture bill. Mitchell offered an amendment, confer ring upon the city of Portland, Oregon, the right of way and the riparian rights here tofore conveyed to it by the Northern Pa cific rail company for water works purposes. Adopted. Paddock offered an amendment, provid ing that nothing in the rights granted to purchasers or settlers by the forfeiture act of March 3d, 1887, or as repealing, altering or amending that act. Adopted. IN THE HOUSE. Interesting Discussion oil the Tariff Bill. The House went into committee of the whole on the tariff bill. Buchanan (N. J.) opposed the bill, which he said struck a blow at nearly ever indus try in his district. He denounced in gen eral and in detail tbe provisions of the biH. Hemphill (S. C.) said he could not con ceive a system more UDjust, unreasonable, unfair and unrighteous than the protective system. He earnestly appealed to every gentleman who had the faintest conception of justice to lend his aid to the pending bill. Osborne (Pennsylvania) submitted an argument against the bill, which he char acterized as a blow at the dignity of Amer ican labor. He protested in the name of Pennsylvania against the passage of the bill, which would destroy its in dustries, its improvements and its farmers and degrade its laberers. Hudd, (Wis.) denied that the boasted system of protection had indeed protected American labor. The committee arose and the House took recess until 8 p. m. The evening session is to be for the de bate on the tariff bill. Sayres, (Tex.) addressed the House at its evening session in a general commenda tion of the Mills tariff bill. The bill, he said, was a step in the right direction, and if passed wonld be so mach gained in an effort to relieve the people from as oppres sive and unequal a burden as ever been imposed by a representative government in modern times. The House at 9:10 o'clock adjourned. Washington, April 25. —The House weut into committee of the whole on the tariff bill. Bynum (Ind.) said the bill pre sented did not meet with bis unqualified approval, and he believed the duties on im ports shonlil be levied aud collected at all times to meet current ordinary expenses of the government, aDd any extraordinary ex penses should be met by a resort to in ternal taxes. Believing this to be correct, he would maintain the present internal revenue system of taxation until the last obligations of war were discharged. Browne, (Ind.) expressed himself not in the least frightened at the plethoric condi tion of the national treasury. This was not the first time there had been a surplus, but neither Johnston, Grant nor Arthur had made the condition of the treasury a pretense for disturbing the industrial policy of the government. |The country continned to enjoy great prosperity. The accu mulation of the revenue might he made occasion for doing mach for the people's benefit That surplus existed was evidence of prosperity that it had been gathered into the treasury without oppression or com plaint was evidence that the protective sys tem was a just one if snrplns were ander the control of wise statesmanship it would be a national blessing, but as it was safer to reduce it than ran the h&zzard of ill-advised expenditures, be was anxious to have a revision of the method of taxation, so as to reduce the revenues to the lowest limit of the national wants, bat he argned the plan of redaction. As sketched by the president in his message it wonld result in disaster to American industries. The Democratic party in the House had not gone the whole length of the president's snggestions because they feared party more than financial disaster. Turning to the wool provisions of the bill he quoted fig ures to show that tbe domestic product had increased wonderfally under twenty years protection. It had grown from weakness into strength, while by the redaction of the dnty by the act of 1883, the industry has been well nigh rained. It was a little singular that while wool was put upon the free list, sugar was to be pro tected by the annual tax of $45,000,000. He congratulated the president on having compelled his party to take issue on the tariff question. The masquerade was over. The ques'ion of the day was whether the revenue system should be free trade or protection, for this bill was the vanguard of the free trade policy. Washington, April 25.—The House ways and means committee agreed to limit the general tariff debate to seventeen days after to-day—two evening sessions weekly and to equal division of time between Democratic and republican speakers. Washington, April 30.—The House went into committee of the whole on the tariff' bill. Grosvenor, of Ohio, took the floor. It was strange, he said, that the Democratic party arrayed itself, led by an amateur statesman, the President of the United States, in defense of the in ternal revenue system ; that suddenly the Democratic party had become champion of that system. For twenty years gen tlemen representing the Southern States had not only denounced the general sys tem of internal revenue, but had opposed all efforts of the government to enforce the law, and had so thoroughly educated the people of the South into the belief that the system was tyrannous that they had builded up a great sentiment in the South that to defeat, violate and destroy that system by fraud, violence, bloodshed and murder, was but an assertion of a God given right of rebellion against a tyrannous enactment of a tyrannous government. The new Democratic party, directed by the message of the President, ordained that the most sacred monument of taxation in the country was now, and must be in the future, the internal reve nue system. Discussing briefly the speech of the gentleman from Minnesota (Nelson) he quoted a portion of the speech in which the gentleman pat free wool and free lum ber against free whisky and tobacco. When that gentleman undertook to pat Republicans, who favored the repeal of the internal law catagory, of being in favor of free whisky and free tobacco he made a great mistake. The proposition to re peal the tax on whisky was to remit the power of taxation to the States, and to permit tbe states to take the place of the general government. The mission of the statesman was to see that the labor ing men of this country should have high er wages than the laboring men in other countries. He quoted statistics in be half of the assertion that the condition of the farmers in the western States, which had been absurdly exaggerated by the gentleman from Missouri (Mr. Bland), in dicated not that the farmers had grown poor er,but that they had borrowed money either for the purpose of improving the prop erty they already owned, or else to buy out their neighbors, who had concluded to go still further west. The prosperity of the country had met with no check until tli© Morrison V>»11 menaced the industries of the United States. The disaster which was threatened by the Morrison bill wonld be quadrupled by the passage of the Mills bill. He looked for the restoration of the Republican party to power—the party which laid deep and strong the foundation upon which tbe great tariff structure was being builded, l*y the assaults made upon the system by its enemies, and it would then be able to re bnrnish and re-beautify a magnificent structure which was to-day the pride and glory of American citizens. (Applause) No Railroad Building This Year. Chicago, April 29—General Manager Stone, of the Burlington road, said to-day he did not think it probable that any of the proposed extensions by the company east of the Missouri river would be com menced this year, the rate disturbances aDd the great strike having completely up set all plans in that direction. He was not familiar enough with the projects of Gen eral Manager Holdredge of the Burlington & Missouri River road to speak regarding the lines west of the Missouri river, although he knew considerable work in the way of surveys has been done in the mountains, looking to the construction of an independent line by B. & M. to Salt Lake and the Pacific coast. Floral Exhibition Opened. City of Mexico, April 29.—The graud floral exhibition, under the anspicies of the city authorities, was formally opened in Alameda to-day by Manuel Romero Rubio, Secretary of the interior. The ex- hibition will last two weeks, when the premiums will be awarded by Mrs. Diaz, the president's wife. A magnificent floral display is anticipated. The Dario Del Hagar, a prominent daily paper of this city, to-dav names as candidates for the presidency, Licenciado Jose Maria Ygle- sias, a minister under Juarez, and ex-presi- dent of the supreme court, aud therefore by right Lerd's successor, had not the revolutions of President Diaz proved suc- cessful. -♦ — Pacific Coast Races. SanFrancisco, April 26.—Weather and track fair, and attendance good. One mile—Pancho won ; Peregrine sec ond ; Idalene Cotton third. Time 1.43. Gans stake; three-fonrths mile—Sono ma won ; So So second ; Philander third. Time 1.14$, beating the Gans record by one qnarter second. Tbe owner of the chest nut filly, Gertrude McCarthy, claimed that Sonoma had fouled his entry and cut her oat. The judge allowed the claim and gave the race to So So, after whom the stakes will henceforth be named. The sec ond and third money was divided between Philander and Floodtide. Three-fourth mile heats—First heat— Kathleen won ; Not Idle second. Time 1.17$. Second heat—Kathleen won; Not Idle and Sid tied for the second place Time 1.16. In the run off Not Idle won. Time 1.16. One and thee-eighths miles—Tribnlate won ; Tennyson second ; Peel third. Time 2.21$. One and one-eighth miles—Black Pilot won ; Elwood second ; Tom Daly third. Time 2.01 Iowa "Prohiba. " Out With a Ticket. Des Moines, April 27.— The State Pro hibition convention held here last evening. A state ticket was nominated as follows: Secretary of state, J. Mickelwaite; state auditor, Malcolm Smith; treasurer, J. L. Adams; clerk of supreme court, E. O. Sharpe. Resolations were adopted favor ing prohibition in both Btate and national constitutions; repeal of all license and rev enae taxes on liqnors; demanding a fair count of the votes cast by the Prohibition ists; favoring woman suffrage and laws for the observance of the Sabbath. The dele gatee to the Indianapolis convention were selected, and instructed to support Gen. Fiske for the presidential nominee. OPEN THE RESERVE. A Great Number of People Waiting to Move in and Occupy the Land. The Mystery that Surrounds Two Deaths in Colorado. ANXIOUS SETTLERS Awaiting the Opening of the Black« feet Reservation. Great Falls, April 29.— News of the opening of the Blackfeet reservation is awaited impatiently here and throughout northern Montana. A large number of persons have gone to the reservation to locate ranches, mines and townsites. De sirable valleys are fairly crowded with tents, the greatest rush, apparently, being to the Big Samly, the famous bay grounds. Soldiers as well as civilians are on the ground, and when the news comes that the bill is signed there is likely to be a rash. Ballhock valley, beyond Fort Assinaboine, is all staked off, and the tents of the .«quat ters may be seen all along the valley of Milk river. There is a silver lode in the Bear Paw mountains that was located several years ago. It is understood that there are several parties on hand watch ing to locate this mine, as well as to pros pect for others. MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR. W as it Suicide or Murder ?--A Colo rado Sensation. Colorado Springs, April 29.— For several years an old lady named Kearney, aDd her grandson about eight years of age, named Hand, have been living on a ranch several miles north of this city in a some what desolate section of the country. About a month ago they disappeared and the neighbors thought they had left the country. Yesterday Mrs. Beach, a daugh ter of Mrs. Kearney, arrived from St Lonis and in company with a neighbor, went to the ranch to investigate. In a stable near the house the body of Mrs. Kearney was found doubled up in a corner in a badly decomposed condition, and the body of the boy was fonnd jammed into a feed box also badly decomposed. It is impossible to state whether both were murdered.by robbers or whether the old lady murdered the boy and then committed suicide. Coroner investigation to-morrow. The conclusion drawn from the condi tion of things in the house and the posi tions in which the bodies were fonnd, is that the old lady and the boy were mur dered for the money which the iormer was known to have in the house, but by whom is still a mystery. Two bullet holes were found in the skull of the boy, while his grandmother's head was crushed with an axe in such a manner as to explode tbe theory of suicide. The boy was a grand son of J. C. Hand, a wealthy iron merchant of Philadelphia, and was to have come into possession of an estate worth $40,000 at his majority. The boy's father, Fred erick Hand, who was a wealthy cattle man, came from Philadelphia to St. Louis in 1878, where he married Mrs. Kearney. They came here soon afterwards and settled on a ranch, he dyiDg five months later. The mother of the murdered boy is now in New York. Pensions for Soldiers and Sailors. Washington, April 30.—Representative Burrows, of Michigan, to-day introduced in the House a bill authorizing the Secre tary of the Interior to place on the pension rolls, upon application, the names of sur viving honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who served at least ninety days in the late war, the rate of pensions to be one cent per day for each day's actual service. Provision is made in the bill for the em ployment of 1,500 additional clerks in the pension bureau and office, and an adjutant general for bringing up the rolls. Confession of a Stage Robber. Santa Fe. t Cal., April 30.—A German named Jos. Frey was arrested near here this afternoon on suspicion of being one of the men who robbed the stage near Clover dale last Saturday. He has made a con fession, stating that he was one of the rob bers bnt was led to do the deed by his brother-in-law Eugene Preus, who lived in San Francisco. Frey says that after they robbed the stage and were overtaken by the officers he wished to surrender, bat Preas said he would rather die first. Preus then turned and fired, killing the constable. The men with the constable returned the fire, shooting him (Frey). He says noth ing abont tbe other robber who was killed by the officers as to whether or not said robber was Preus. Canadian Blaster. Ottawa, April 30. —In the senate to day the fishery treaty was again up for discussion. Senator Hoirier said : "If the United States do not adopt the treaty it will be all the worse for them. We shall have done onr share in making liberal advances and concessions," said he, "and if in rejecting that which is just they should, acting on their number and wealth, force through the lines that limit onr legitimate inheritance and attempt to prey npon onr national substance, it will not be Canada's fault if behind their fleet and within sound of their Atlantic cities they hear, nearer and nearer, the mighty voice of the British cannon." Suspension of an Anarchist News paper. Chicago, April 27. —To-morrow the issue of the Alarm, the paper of which A. R. Parsons, the anarchist, was editor, will be suspended indefinitely. Difficulties par taking of a financial character, it is sup posed, have caused the stoppage, which oc curs exactly on the second anniversary of the last issue of the paper by Parsons, himself—the uumber just preceding the Haymarket bomb throwing, and contain ing the call, "To Arms." Domestic Tragedy. St. Louis, April 27. —Ernest Kleeschotte this morning went to the residence of his wife in the town of Allen, from whom he had beeD separated for some time, aud killed her and fatally wounded her two boys, aged 8 and 6 years. He then blew his own brains ont. Kleeschutte had been threatening for some time to kill his wife and children, but no attontion was paid to him. ^ ____ They Endorse Blaine. Bangor, Me., April 26.— The Republi cans of the Fourth Congressional district this morning nominated C. A. Bontelle for Congress by acclamation and Fred. A. Powers and Benjamin B. Thatcher, dele gates to the Chicago convention. The resolutions strongly endorse Blaine. Mitchell's Successor. Milwaukee, April 25. —A telegram from New York, received by Treasurer Meyers, of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Co., from Vice President Bond, states that the directors of the road to-day ap pointed Boswell Miller president vice Alexander Mitchell, deceased. THE STRIKE. A Bnrlington Engineer Shot Dead. Chicago, April 29.—The Daily News, Galesbnrg, 111., says: The only thing talked abont here to-night is the killing of Herbert Newell, and tbe dangerous wound ing of George Cable, both "Q" strikers by Albert Hedberg, one of the new "Q" fire men. The shooting occurred last night, close to Hedberg's house. The murderer is in the county jail, to guard which extra precautions bave been taken. While the strikers say they intend to let the law take its coarse, there is a deep undercurrent of feeling that may produce violence. Hed berg claims that he was assaulted by New ell and Cable when on his way home. He drew his revolver and fired twice. The first ball passed through Newell's heart, and the second struck Cable in the center of the forehead, glancing around the skull, and issuing behind the ear. There was but one eye-witness—the wife of one of the new engineers. She partly corroborates Hedberg's story. There is considerable testimony against Hedberg to be devel oped. It will be shown that while in a pool room a short time before the shooting, he made a threat that he would shoot any man who followed him. It is alleged that Newell and Cable were on their way to Alderman Erickson's house to ash him to attend a caucus, and that they did not fol low Hedberg or start a row with him. Newell was one of the oldest engineers on the Burlington, and leaves a family. THE HOS TILES. Sharp Battle with the Yaqiia Indians and a Number Killed aud I aken Prisoners. Nogales, Ariz, April 29 — General Guerra,commanderof the First military dis trict at Zone, Sonora, telegraphs the gover nor, under date of April 26, that on the 21st Lieut. Juan Quintro with the federal forces had a sharp battle with Yayua Indians on the Tejibampo mountains, kil ling twenty-one, and wounding one, who was taken prisoner. Plain Manuel Esco bas, of the federal forces, was dangerously wounded. In another dispatch, dated April 27th, the general says : "Yesterday Capt. Angel Lanes, of the Mexican home guards, overtook a large party of Yaqua rebels going toward Aqua Caliente, and had a hard fight with them, killing seven and capturiDg fourteen prisoners, mostly women and children, and a lot of arms and ammunition." Fuller, of Illinois, for Chief Justice. Washington, April 30.— The President has sent the nomination of Melville W. Fuller, of Illinois, to be Chief Justice of the United States, to the Senate. Chicago, April 30.— The nomination of Milville Weston Fuller, cf Chicago, as Chief Justice of the United States is re garded here with unbounded satisfaction by leading men of both parties. Fuller in every respect is fitted to fill that high office. He was born in Augusta, Maine February 14, 1833. He graduated at Bowdoin in 1853, Minister Phelps being his classmate. After studying law at BaDgor and attending lectures at Harvard, Fuller came west to Chicago. His ability was speedily recognized, and for thirty years he has won distinction among the foremost of the bar. He has been prominent at several Democratic national conventions, and in 1860 was selected to deliver an address of welcome to S. A. Douglas. In his practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, Fuller has frequently come in contact with Edmunds, Thurman and other great law yers, but has never failed to hold his own against the greatest of them. He is fa miliar with decisions of court, and especi ally on all constitutional questions. When Fuller was informed of his sommation he was overwhelmed with surprise, and re quested that he be uot pressed for an inter view, simply stating that he would accept the nomination. Irish Land Commission Bill. London, Apeil 30.—In the debate on Balfour's Irish land commission bill, Bal four offered to give a favorable considera tion to any suggestion of amendmeuts which would improve its wording. Par nell said he failed to see the necessity for the bill, which was frivolous and unsub stantial to the last degree. The proper thing was to increase the number of sub commissioners. not to raise the already swollen bloated salaries of the Irish Coun ty Court Judges. The motion for a second reading of the bill was then carried by a vjte of 228 to 139, Disastrous Freshets. New York, April 30.—The Associated Press is in receipt of reports of freshets from many jioints in New England. These are produced by the rapid melting of the snow in tbe monntains accumulated dur ing tbe winter blizzards and remaining until the past few days of warm weather. Considerable damage is apprehended. A Big Money Verdict. New York, April 26.—In 1886 the National bank of Albion, N. Y., failed and was in the hands of a receiver. President Warner had run away to Canada after having lost $225,000 of the bank's money in stock speculations, through Kissam, Whitney & Co., stock brokers in this city. The receiver began sait against Kissam, Whitney & Co., for the recovery of this amount, and to-day the jnry brought in a verdict in favor of the bank for $103,000 and $46,000 interest. > Com Kittson to Sell Out Ilis Pacing Stable. St. Paul, April 30.—It is stated that Commodore Kittson, owing to advanced age and ill health, has decided to sell his entire stable. Among the stallions are Vonarim, Revenue and Blackwood, Jr. Among the mares are Minnie R., Gem, Fannie Wetherspooa, So So, Lady Rolfe Lady Logan, Lannie G., Astoria and Lady Groesbeck—all with records of 2:30 or un der. Tbe promising youngsters, Alsop As teroid, Rosanna anil Collector also belong to the Commodore. Society Convention. Asbuby Park, N. Y., April 26 —The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Presbyterion chnrches is being held here. Fonr hundred delegates are present. The annual address was made by Mrs. W, E. Sichench, of Philadelphia, the president. The treasurer's report showed that the society raised and expend ed last year $154,000. Union Labor Nominations. Chicago, April 26.— Tbe Union Labor party of Illinois held another stormy state convention at Decatnr, but nomiuated a full state ticked, and selected delegates to attend the national convention and adopt ed a platform. Against the Saloons. New York, April 26.— .Albert Griffin, chairman of the Anti-Saloon Republican National committee, reports nnmerons letters received from senators, congressmen, governors and other leaders, including sev eral whose names are being considered in connection with the presidency, strongly en dorsing the movement to commit the party openly against saloons. Died. Cincinnati, April 30.— Albert W. Bohrer, City Treasurer of Cincinnati, died this morning at Lafayette. U.S. SUPREME COURT. Text of tbe Decision in tbe California Tax Cases. Judgment of the State Courts on Essential Points Affirmed. CALIFORNIA'S TAX CASES. Text of the Decision of the U. S. Supreme C^nrt. Washington, April 30—The Supreme Court of the United States to day rendered an opinion in the case ot the people of the State of California vs. the Central Pacific Railroad Company, Southern Pacific Rail road Company, [Northern Railroad Company and the California Pacific Railroad Com pany. These cases are commonly known by the name of the California Tax Cases, and have excited considerable interest not only in Calilornia but in financial circles in the east. Suits were brought by the State of California to recover state and county taxes laid on railroad franchises and rolliög stock of the several companies assessed by the state board of equalization, and do not involve assessments made by the county boards nor assessments on land companies, the taxes on which were duly paid. The companies all o tendered aDd paid 60 per cent (in one case 50 per cent) of the taxes sued for without prejudice to either side as to the remainder. The de fense set up in the present suits were much the same as in similar suits decided five years ago. They were : First. An alleged discrimination against the companies contrary to the 14th amend ment of the constitution in disallowing a deduction for mortgages which is allowed to all other citizens Second. That the assessments included property which by the Suite constitution the State board of equalization Lad no right to assess, but which was assessable and actually assessed by the county boards. Third. That assessments in some cases included franchises granted to the com pany by Congress, snch as that of con structing railroads in United States Ter ritories as well as in the State. The circuit court fonnd these defenses to be true in point of fact, and the supreme court, wiihoot expressing any opinion on the first section of the defense based on the fourteenth amendment, sustains the other grounds and affirms the judgments of the circuit court. The decision con forms to a former decision of the court made two years ago in reference to similar taxes on home of tbe same roads, the only new point being the illegality of taxing franchises granted to the company hy Congress. The judgments of the circuit court in all cases are affirmed. Justice Miller dissented. Southern Presbyterians Against Union. Louisville, Ky., April 27 —The Pres bytery of Louisville have adopted the fol lowing resolution concerning union of Sonthern and Northern chnrches: "Until our Northern brethern can see their way clear to adopt a policy organiz ing colored people of Northern states into separate churches, presbyteries anil synods of their own; and nntil there shau be a clearer and fuller understanding brought to bear upon the minds of many of our people in reference to their interpretation and application of those points of our com mon ecclesiastical that now deal with secular and political questions, we judge that the quiet, peace and prosperity of both churches will be best secured by ceasing to agitate or prosecute the question of organizing a union." Hung a White Man. Columbia, S. C., April 27.—Jack Prater (colored) was haDged at Orangeburg this morning, anil Jasper Davis at An derson at 12 30. The crime for which Prater was haDged was the killing of An drew Jackson, also colored, who had testi fied against Prater in a trial. Jasper Davis is tbe second white man haDged in South Carolina in many years. He was convict ed of the murder of his wife after brutally abusing her. Swift Punishment. New York, April 30.—Charles Ricker, a policeman of this city, was canght in the act of burglarizing the rooms of Reilly & McEhilany, at 83 Nassau street, while on duty, early this morning. He was at once taken to the court and held to await the action of the grand jury. At 11 o'clock the grand jury indicted him, and he was a few minutes later arraigned in court, and pleaded guilty. A sentence of ten years was passed on him, after which he was driven to the depot,and at 1 o'clock he was on his way to Sing SiDg. In less than ten hours after the crime was committed his head was shaved and he was arrayed in striped clothes. Sweep of Forest Fires. Bradford, Pa, April 30. —Forest fires have been raising cain in the oil fields since Sunday. Sunday afternoon they were started by a spark from a locomotive. Several tanks and many barrels of oil have been destroyed. Swamp Lodge, a suburb of Cane, was completely wiped out. The fire burned incessantly until 8 o'clock this evening when a heavy rain checked the progress of the flames, which are now un der control. The loss is very heavy. It was the worst fire in the history of the county. Mob Violence. Santiago, Chili, April 30 —Yesterday afternoon a mob composed of the worst elements of the populace gathered to de stroy the cars of a tram company becanse the company had not acceded to their de mand for a redaction of its rates of fare. More than thirty of the company's cars were burned. The police and military captured the leaders. The tram company's losses amounts to $100.000 on cars alone. A Rich Woman Chosen. Asbuby Park, N. J., April 27.—At the second day's session of the Women's For eign Missionay Society of the Presbyterian church, Mrs. W. E. Schenck, of Philadel phia, was elected president for the ensuing year. Twenty-three vice presidents, rep resenting California and other states cov ered by the society, were also elected. Matrimonial. City of Mexico, April 29.— Ex-Presi^ dent Mannel Gonzales, Governor of Guana juato, has arrived in the city accompanied by bis son, Fernando, Gen. Naranjo and a number of officers. He comes to be pres ent at the marriage of his son, Manuel, to Miss Fernandes, daughter of the Mexican Minister to France. Delegates to Chicago. Salem, Mass., April 27. -The Sev District Republican convention to chose as delegates to the National con tion General William Cogswell and V Blunt. The mention of Blaine as a p ble candidate met with enthusiastic planse.