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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
Indiana Democracy Torn by Dissensions
McDonald Eitterly Assails Gov.
Texas Republicans Elect Blaine and Sher
man Delegates.
Maine to Choose Convention Delegates
Who will Undoubtedly be for the
Plumed Knight.
State Nominations and Election of
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Desperado Killed and Another Taken
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
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.
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
The Dangers Threatened the Country by
the Passage of the Mills Bill.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Interesting Discussion oil the Tariff
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
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-
-♦ —
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
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.
A Great Number of People Waiting to
Move in and Occupy the Land.
The Mystery that Surrounds Two Deaths
in Colorado.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Cincinnati, April 30.— Albert W.
Bohrer, City Treasurer of Cincinnati, died
this morning at Lafayette.
Text of tbe Decision in tbe California Tax
Judgment of the State Courts on Essential
Points Affirmed.
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
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
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.
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

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