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The Republicans of Kentucky and Rhode Island Eulogize the Man of Maine. Republican Conventions Held in Utah and Washington. Kentucky Republican*. Louisville, Kv , May 3.— The Republi can convention to-night adopted resolu tions endorsing the National Republican platform for 1881, denouncing the suppres sion of Republican votes, pledging the pro tection of Amfrican labor and industries, condemning a resort to violence, but call ing for laws for the protection of labor as well as the capitalist, endorsing the Fed eral aid to schools: denouncing the veto of the dependent pen>ion bill, and instruct ing for W. O. Bradley for vice presi dent, by a vote of 822 to 293. The con vention refused to instruct for Sherman. The delegation goes uninstructed, but pre fer Blaine if named. IN CONVENTION. Platform of the Rhode Island Repub licans. Providence, May 2.—The platform favors littéral pension legislation, demands free ballot and fair count; favors protection to labor and capital alike, and this in a manner that shall relieve the tax payer without injury to the laborers and con sumers of great productive industries. The platform closes with the following : Finally we offer our salutations and best wishes to the sound Republican statesman and brilliant leader in our last national campaign, Hon. Jas. G. Blaine, and we re gret he has decided to withdraw his name Irom the list of candidates before the national convention. We pledge our earnest and undivided eflorts to those whom we represent to secure the election of any Republican who may he nominated by the convention of the party for theofficea of President and Vice-l'resident. Iowa Republican Clubs. DES Moines, May 2.— A State conven tion of Republican clubs was held here to day. Allusion to Allison by the speakers was greeted with tremendous cheering. Secretary of State Jackson, Hon. J. P. Dolliver, E. R. Wolcott, of Denver, and Congressman Hepburn made speeches. A platform was adopted expressing the gen eral principles of Republicans and a desire that the Iowa Republican clubs might fol low the leadership of Allison in the com ing campaign. Officers of the State League were elected. Nearly four hundred clubs are now organized in the State. Maine Delegates. Portland, Maine, May 2.—The First District Republican convention renomi nated Thomas B. Reed for Congress. For delegates to the national convention C. A. Brown and Wm. Tobie were chosen. Res olutions strongly endorsing Blaine for the lirst and last choice were passed. Uninstructed Delegates. Salt Lake, May 2.—At the Republican territorial convention held at Ogden to day, C S. Varian, Salt Lake, and J. J. Daly, Park City, were elected delegates to Che ntlt ion .» I CkiMfo. * x '° instructions. mall Republican Convention. Salt Lake, May 3.—The Republican Territorial convention at Ogden yeateiday denounced the Democratic raid on tariff ; favored the abolition of internal revenue taxes; opposed free wool and lead; de manded the restoration of silver coinage; denounced partisanship in the post office department, which cripples the business and development of the country, and the management ot the general land office in hindering the settlement of the country; protests againt the admission of Utah un til the conditions named in the United States Senate committee report are com plied with, and thanks the Utah commis sion and Governor West for their reports protesting against the admission of Utah as a State. ___ Washington Territory Delegates. North Yakima, W. T.. May 3. —The Republican convention to elect delegates to the Chicago convention selected the fol lowing: W. J. Thompson, Tacoma; E. G. Hyde, Spokane ; O. C. White. Dayton ; Ed ward Whitson. Yakima ; T. H. Cavanaugh, Olympia, and F. J. Minor, Seattle. But one of the delegation is for Blaine. A resolution highly eulogistic of Blaine was laid on the table by a vote of 52 to 30. Washington Republicans. Portland, May 4—The Washington Territory Republican convention convened * Yakima. Judge Turner was elected Min^., n . o. C. White, E. B. Hyde, T. T. and J. n.T. Thompson, Edward Whitson to the natioL»n a gh were chosen delegates mention uninstructed. Progressive Labo» - New York, May 4.—ty Dissolved. Labor party formed in opposltrogressive Henry George party, was declared uto the by the general committee on resolutred declaring it had accomplished its object with the aid of the withdrawal of Henry George from bis party. Prohibition iu Michigan. Detroit, May 7. —The new liquor 1 iw, which has been voted on by most of the counties in Michigan, went into effect to day. The majority of the saloons in the ' dry" counties have closed and those that remain open sell only "soft" drinks, Quite a serious time was had atOwassoSaturday, where a drunken mob took possession of the main streets and paraded all night long, breaking windows and raising general mischief. All is quiet to day. Loyal Legion Banquet. Cincinnati, May 2.— The Loyal Legion at its meeting this afternoon elected a full compliment of officers, choosiDg as com mander Lieutenant-Colonel E. C. Dawes,of Cincinnati. At night the banquet took place at the Burnett House. General Sherman acted as master of ceremo nies, and was the leading atttaction of the many prominent meu present. Governor Foraker responded to the toast. "The sol diers who founded Ohio one hundred years ago." The festivities were kept up to a late hour. Farmers Federation. Topeka, Kas., May 3. —A charter was tiled to-day for an association called the Farmers Federation of the Mississippi Valley. The capital stock is $20,000,000 with 2,000,000 of shares at $10 each. The charter is signed by citizens of four teen states and territories. This is sup posed to be iu a measure the outcome of the Farmers Trust convention held yester day, which after discussing the various plans of organizing the association to regulate the price and disposition of farm products, a committee was appointed to discuss all the plana of the meeting to be held in November. ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS. State Nominations and the Platform Adopted. Springfield, May 2.—Resolutions were adopted expressing a jnst and honorable pride in the public services of Senator Col lum, and approving his course in the Sen ate. Also a lengthy resolution that the Republicans of Illinois regard the record of Walter Q. Gresham, a soldier, statesman and jurist, with satisfaction; knowing him to be a pure man and faithtul servant; be lieving that in the event of his nomination for President by the Republican party the campaign must be conducted on the prin ciples of the great party, of which Judge Gresham is a true representative, and that he certainly can lead to victory that party; therefore, be it Rtsolved, That we declare our preference for Judge Gresham as a candidate for the presidential nomination, and recommend the delegates to the national convention to give him their hearty and faithful support. The following delegates-at-large were elected : Col. G. It. Davis, Horace D. Clark, Senator C. B. Farwell and W. F. Hotely. Alternates: J. H. Lott, Payton Roheit s, H. D. Judson and L. S. W ilcox. For secretary of state I. N. Pearson was nominated ; for treasurer, Charles Becker ; for auditor, C. W. Pavey ; for attorney general, George Hunt. The platform opens with the declaration that the party deems it unnecessary on the eve of a national convention to make an extended declaration of principles more than to reaffirm those laid down in the national platform of 1834, and express the conviction that public interests would be greatly promoted by a change of ad ministration. It then arraigns the Demo cratic party and administration for failure to carry out pledges made in the platform of 1884. Denounces the civil service acts of the President and denounces the Demo cratic party which,while professing attach ment to state sovereignity and home rule, denies both to American citizens of Dakota., for fear the votes of that body of people might be cast for the Republican candidates at the coming election; refers to the fact that the President who commit ted himself to the one term principle is m w using Federal patronage to secure re-election. The Democratic party professes love for Union soldiers and sailors, but its continued policy has been to refuse relief to the suffering defenders of the nation and their dependants. The proposed tariff legislation is a glaring subterfuge and attempt to destroy the American pol icy of protection to American industries and labor in the interest of foreign coun tries, which, if successful, must necessarily bring disaster npon the business of this country, and tend to reduce the American rate of wages to the European standards. It has provided no seaboard defeuse'against foreign invasion, and its administration of foreign atlairs has been weak to the verge of humiliation. Our Dation is now represented abroad by men who either sought its dismemberment or openly sympathized with its foes. The postal service, affecting every interest, has become a disgrace to the country. Partisan spoilsmen, in violation of civil service reform principles, have displaced trained, competent and faithful officers, many oi them ex-union soldiers. Every function of the government is made subordinate to partisan ends, and there is a lamentable want of honesty of purpose and efficiency of ad ministration. IDAHO REPUBLICANS. Delegates Selected and Platform Boise City, Idaho, May 2. —The Idaho Republican convention met to-day. Hon. W. B. Heybnrn, of Gear d'Alene, and Geo. A. Black, of Hailey county, were selected delegates to the Chicago convention, and Willis Sweet and Joseph Pinkham were named for alternates. Col. Geo. L. Shoup was named for member of the national committee. The delegates were not in structed. The delegates from the north confirm the reports thaï annexation to Washington Territory is a dead issue, and that the senti ment is changing. The following was unanimously adopted : Resolved, That the Republican party of Idaho reaffirms its devotion to the princi ples of the party ; declares unalterable op position to any division of its territory ; denounces the efforts of Senator Stewart to eliminate Idaho from the map of the United States, being the richest of all the Territories, the wish of a portion ot the people being now dissipated by increasing commercial and social intercourse and the rapid and almost magical development of its mineral and agricultural resources. Resolved, That we endorse the action of our Delegate in Congress, Hon. Fred L. Dubois, and applaud his efforts to keep intact the Territory's domain, and extend thanks to the members of Congress who have assisted in preserving its political autonomy. Resolved, That we consider Idaho's test oath a safeguard against Mormon over throw of American institutions and op pose any repeal of the same. The platform protests strenuously against aoy legislation looking to the removal of the tarifl' on lead and lead ores ; urges upon Congress the necessity of rendering public aid to the Territories for the pur pose of reclaiming desert land by irriga tion, and asks Congress to pass an act pro viding that full and complete restriction be placed upon any further immigration of pbinese. "HIGAN REPUBLICANS. A Platt«, - Adopted and Delegates •»cted. Grand Rapids, M. Republican state conventioJMay 8. The gates to Chicago was called to ofi ect dele after noon. Temporary Chairmatfwrilv Lacy referred to Gen. Alger iu a hap^-. way, and took strong ground in favor of unceasing work for Alger in the Chicago convention. The resolutions adopted reaf firm the principles of the national platform, eulogize a protective policy, arraigns the present administration for a selfish and sectional tariff policy, and especially for singling out four great industries of Mich igan for punishment and destruction, and the closing of the resolution presents the name of Russel A. Alger for president, and calls on all the Michigan delegates at Chi cago to use every honorable means to secure his nomination for president. The following were elected delegates at large to the Chicago convention: Robert E. Frazer, J. K. Bois, W. Q. Atwood, (colord), and F. B. Dunstan. Greenback Convention. Lansing, Mich., May 8. —The Green back State Convention to-day selected dele gates to the Cincinnati convention. Reso lutions were adopted declaring renewed fealty to greenback principles, and ineimct ing the delegation to the National Conven tion to unite with auy organization adopt ing the essential principles of the Green back party, but no sentiment favorable to fusion with either of the old parties was apparent. The delegates were instructed to vote for the nomination of Gen. Weaver for President. Seriously III. Milan, May 8— The Emperor of Brazil ia suffering from pleurisy, and his physi ciar s say his condition is serions. A WRECKED TRAIS. Cars of a Divided Freight Collide, Explod ing a Car of Powder and Doing Immense Damage. Several Persons Lose Their Lives and Many Seriously Burned and Mangled. A FEARFUL An Explosion RAILROAD DENT. ACCI« and Terrible Life. Loss of Mount Carmel, May 6.— Between ten and eleven o'clock last night a terrible ac cident occurred on the Philadelphia & I Reading railroad, between this city and Locust Gap. A freight train, consisting of seventy-five cars, bound for Williamsport, became disconnected by the breaking of a coupling and the eDgine and three cars ran half a mile before the crew discovered that that the train was divided. The first section awaited the arrival of the second at the foot of a heavy grade, and two biakemen losing control of the second sec tion, it dashed into the first section, causing an explosion in the third car, which was loaded with Dnpont powder. At the scene of the accident the railroad inns aloDg the foot of a steep hill, at the tom of which stood two rows of houses occupied by the Philadelphia Coal & Iron company's employees. On the hill side 6tood a little cottage occupied by John Quinn and family of four children, two boys and two girls. The force of the ex plosion wrecked the buildings, seventeen in all, and the stoves set fire to the ruins. Quinn and his two little girls were burned to death. The two boys escaped with burns. Simon Kerwick's family, consist ing ot Willie Cavanaugh, an adopted child, aged 8, and Alice Kerwick aged 5, and his wife and a new born baby. Kerwick car ried bis wife from the burning building but his children were burned to death. Thirty persons were injured, most seri ous being Mrs. Miles Dougherty, leg broken, bruised and cut. Her mother, Mrs. Mathews, was cut, bruised aud internally injured. Mary, daughter of Mrs. Miles, neck cut and bruised. Andrew McElwee, right eye destroyed and neck cut. John Dunlan, left hand amputated and cat ahont limbs. Mrs. Patrick McManus, injured by mis siles. Mrs. Simon Kerwick is suffering from the shock. Her condition is serious. Several of the injured were sent to the Miners Hospital. In all, twelve cars were destroyed and 17 houses with their furniture. All the windows in the lowest gap churches and schools were broken and doors blown off. In Mount Carmel large store windows were broken. The total loss is estimated at $75,000. RAILROAD ACCIDENT hot- ; i j 1 ! ; Said to be the ÜÄrk of the Strikers, Chicago, Mav 3.—A Burlington freight 1 train was badly wrecked at a late hour to night near the stock yards. Circumstances , point in tne oeliet that it was the work of ; the strikers or sympathizers. Two engines ! and two* cars had passed when some un- j known miscreant threw the switch and the next fifteen cars were immediately de railed and piled up in a hopeless wreck in a ditch. As the switch was thrown a man near the rear of the train threw a tie on the track, wrecking the iast three cars, j At the same time the car "Dope," contain ing material of a highly inflamable nature, nsed for oiling wheels, which was in the center of the train, was set on fire. The fire engines responded to the alarm and j the (lames were confined to the original : car. The wrecked train is strewn along the track for nearly half a mile. Soon after the wreck occurred a policeman found the conductor of the train, Jas. E. Ed wards, lying near the track braised and I tne track, Druisea ana insensible. When he revived he said three men boarded his caboose, near the last crossing, and attacked him. He was beaten over the head with some instrument and his valuables taken. The doctors think he cannot recover, owiDg to internal injuries. Daniel HaniDg, a Chicago & Atlantic engi neer, was found lurkiDg in the vicinity by the police and arrested for carrying con cealed weapons. The crew of the wrecked train was made up entirely of new men, who had been working since the strike be gan. _ _ SHOCKING TRAGEDY. The Sequel to a Woman's Duel. St. Louis, May 6 —News from Lima valley, N. M., gives au account of the tragic and fatal result of a difficulty between Miss Sarah Bolton and Mary Lemore, who fonght a duel last week, the result of a quarrel over the affections of a cowboy named Whitman. In this duel Miss Le more was shot t hrough the shoulder, but recovered in a few days, and last evening, closely veiled, went to the house of her hated rival, and meeting her at the gate shot her dead and returned to her home and proudly boasted of her crime. She was soon after placed under arrest. As a revolver was found on the person of tbe murdered woman it is believed that she, too, was awaiting an opportunity to finish the work of the duel. ARKANSAS TRAGEDY. '•'tnl Shooting of an Police. Ex-Chief of Hot Spr. ^ . . ._ « t xj Atkins, ex-Chief* ' *^ ay .' 1 : ./• in Bryant's saloon K? llce ™ *\ tal . ly 8bo î Joseph Sample, livery 0, J* bt * -^ tb,DS and in two fist fights during bad en S a B* d the same saloon. After Atkins armed himself and returâ?. . ù Y 1 saloon. Immediately upon his enP_. e the Bhooting began, three shots being "A"? in quick succession. Atkins wa 3 fount lying on the floor with a bullet hole through his body. He stated that Bryant and the Chief of Police had shot him. Bryant and Sample are under arrest. Serious Shooting Affray. Portland, Oregon, May 3—A Ward ner, Idaho, special says: A shooting affray occurred this afternoon at Wardner Junc tion, in which three men were wounded. The principles were Miles McNally, of the Cricket Theatre, of this place, on one side, and county commissioners Pat McGowan and Jack Dillon on the other. Both McGowan and Dillon are badly wounded, aud a by-stander named George Owens is' not expected to live. A Murderer Lynched. Birmingham. Ala, May 2.—Last night at Warrior, in this county, Geo. Martin, a miner, shot and killed Deputy Marshal Kelley. A mob took Martin from the officers, hnng him and filled his body with ballets. METHODIST CONFERENCE. For and Against the Admission of Women Delegates. New York, May 4.—General Samnel H. Hurst, dairy and food commissioner of Ohio, the first layman to gain the floor, de fended the right of women to admission. He alluded to the opponents of w omen as "old fogies," and criticized the Bishop's address. Prof. C. J. Little, of the Syracuse University, followed. He said he was not in favor of the admission of women at the present time, becanse the church at large had not expressed an opinion upon the subject. Rev. J. B. Healy, of Philadel phia, said he was in favor of submitting the question to the annual conferences, and to this end offered an amendment to the report of the committee. The amendment was seconded and will be voted on upon the close of the deba'e. Dr. Buckley who had ' seconded the amendment, got the floor. There were objections on the ground that he had already spoken to the ques tion. He said he had not spoken to the I amendment and was permitted by the chair to proceed. Then numberless points of order were raised with the object of shutting Dr. Buckley ofi'. The effort was successful, as Irefore he could get an oppor tunity to speak the hour of adjournment for the day had arrived. Washington, May 3.—At a meeting of the District Woman's Suffrage Association this evening the following resolution was passed : Resolved, That it is the duty of every woman in the Methodist denomination to withdraw from any church where the pas tor upholds the action of the general con ference, now assembled in New York City, ; in refusing to receive the noble women sent there as lay delegates. New York, May 4.—Bishop Foes, of i Minneapolis, presided at to-day's session of j the Methodist Episcopal conference. The order of the day was debate on the eligi bility of women for delegates. The debate was opened by Dr. Leonard, of the Cincin nati Conference. He began by saying he had received a number of letters warning him not to speak in favor of admitting women. He was a strong advocate for the admission of women, and closed by urging that if women were not to be recognized they should be allowed to vote for the election of lay delegates. Rev. John Milley, president of the Drew Theological Seminary, spoke against the admission of women. If the question were submitted to a vote of the women he believed that nine out of ten would vote against it. New York, May 6.—All the galleries and the mammoth lower floor of the Met ropolitan Opera House was crowded this afternoon at the mass meeting of the Methodists given under the auspices of the New York City Church Extension and Missionary Society. The sermon was preached by Bishop H. Fowler, D. D , L. L. D., of San Francisco. He spoke on the death of Jesus Christ to save mankind, and he said it was the coarsest and most brutal 1 cruelty to punish the innocent for the guilty, but Christ died to save the world. ! "Sin," he continued, "is»punishable on ; its own account, not because of its demerit And there is DothiDg in justice making it necessary to punish sin because it is sin, but it is punished because of the demands of the innocent. Sin has uo right,uot even the right to be punished. RightcDusness commands justice; law must have the sane tion of the penalty, otherwise it will be only advice" Iu conclusion Bishop rowler 9a ^ tba t Christ was an example ot the 1 penalty in dying to save another. Groups of clergymen about the opera house dis ANTI-SALOON CONFERENCE. , .... . ; cusaea iLc«. «r a,«j uisuop after tue ! close of the meeting, j j j : The Tempérance Issue in the Presi dential Struggle. New York, May 3. —The Anti-Saloon Republican National conference opened its second day's session this afternoon. It was decided that the different delegations should select one from each State to be delegates at the national convention. In the platform adopted the saloon was re garded as a common malignant foe of civilization in America and as a public I enemy whicb shou,(1 be abolished - Tbe -, n c t u„ an H-<i»l<v>n soi rapid growth of the anti-saloon sentiment in many of the States is highly com mended ; claims that the people should have the right and opportunity of decid ing bow and when shIoods shall be sup pressed ; speaks in the highest terms of the Republican party, past, present and future, and expresses confidence that it will prove to be the agent of divine provi dence for the destruction of the saloon as it was for the overthow of slavery ; asks of the Republican National convention that its platform contain a declaration of hostility to the saloon. A resolution offered by Alfred Griffen, of Kansas, urging all women to give their support to the Republican party whenever and wherever it stands for protection of home against the saloon, was unanimously adopted. Adjourned sine die. Sensational GEN. UEEV. Statement in His Death. Regard to Chicago, May 6. —The Times will priut a statement to day to the effect that the veterans of the Union Leagueof Chicago,of which the late Gen. Martin Beem was a member, will probably hold a meeting to discuss measures for the investigation of the mystery of his supposed suicide iu Nebraska. Mrs. Beem arrived here to day from Alton, where she attended the burial of the dead soldier. A new feature of the case is her statement that the General attempted to murder her before he shot himself. This does not correspond with the previous versions of the tragedy received in Chicago, and supposed to bave been derived originally from Mrs. Beem. They were in effect that the two shots fired were both directed by the General against himself. Mrs. Beem's statement here is that she was awakened by feeling a pistol in the hands of the General beiDg pressed agvnst her, and that the discharge was denected by her throwing up her arm, the ball cutting a hole in her dress at the boulder. Gen. Beem, she says, immedi ®. v turned the weapon upon himself and died »/moat instantly. l \f r ' AGO ' ^ ay —The Union Veteran c ai a private conference to-night, ap pointed . committee of four to solve the mystery Grounding the death ot Martin Beem, wht wa8 reported to have commit ted somme a His wife's presence at her lathers Ae, ras ^ a ranc h. Instructions were given thi committee to spare neither expense nor efK-t. The c i n b w ji! co-ope rate with the Gr^,j ^rmy a t Alton, which is also takiw active interest in the matter. Gen. Crook I. Chicago. Chicago, May 6.— Ge». Crook, the new commander of the military department, of which Chicago is headquarter, arrived to day, accompanied by his famqy and per sonal staff. After a brief visit to the offi cers of the department he spent the re mainder of the day at the hotel receiving callers. of of A BIG FAILURE. Assignment of the Wholesale Commission House of William T. Coleman k Co. Statement of the Manager as to the Cause of the Trouble. ASSIGNMENT. Failure of a Noted San Francisco Firm. San Francisco, May 7.—The wholesale commission house of Wm. T. Coleman & Co. made an assignment to-day to L. Baker and Louis Sloan for the benefit of their creditors. Frank D. Johnson, manager of the firm, submitted a statement to the effect that the firm was unable to realize upon their assets immediately, and in view of pressing engagements in New York, where calls upon them for money were urgent, they decided to make an assignment in order to prevent the dissipation of their property. Johnson places the assets of the firm at from four to four and a half mil lion and the liabilities at fwo million dol lars. The indebtedness in California, with the exception of a number of small amounts, is confined to four banks and two individuals. Johnson farther states that among the most valuable assets of the firm is the Borax property, which is valued at two millions, and that the ne gotiations lor the sale of the same were in a fair way to Vie consuraated when the announcement of the tariff bill placing borax on the free list tended to defeat all efforts in that direction. The firm feel confident that their resources are sufficient to meet more than all engagements. The hanks men tioned as creditors are the Bank of Cali fornia, Bank of British Columbia, Nevada Bank and Bank of British North America. The firm is indebted to*the Bank of Cali fornia $190,000, of which $130,000 is secured. It is estimated that the firm owes the Bank of British Columbia $100, 000, the Bank of Nevada $220,000, and the Bank of British North America $100, 000. It is stated that of the whole amount of indebtedness one-half is in this State and the other half in the East. The house was founded by Wm. T. Cole man in 1849. Since that time it has taken a foremost place in the business in terests of the coast. It has agencies at Astoria, Oregon, New York, Chicago and London. It also acts as agent for a large number of manufacturing and producing establishments and for the principal sal mon canneries of the Pacific coast. The shipping department is agent for eeveral lines of clippers to and from Australia, China and other ports. San Francisco, May 7.—Wm. T. Cole man in an interview stated as the direct cause of the assignment : "I needed three hundred thousand dollars to meet obliga tions in New York to-day, and could not raise it without making promises and as suming obligations that I saw no prob ability of meeting." Chicago, May 8.— W. T. Coleman & Co. have had no agency in either Chicago or New York since January 1, their business in both cities having passed into the hands of Delafield, Morgan, Kissell & Co, of which the firm T. B. McGovern & Co, former agent of Coleman & Co., is a mem ber. McGovern, who was seen last night, says he first heard of the failure a few hours before. It was as great a surprise to him as he knew it would be to the busi Dess community generally. He estimated the liabilities at $2.000,000, nearly all of which would fall upon New Yorkereditors. Not a dollar would he lost in Chicago through the failure. The firm had been considered thoroughly reliable and its credit was excellent. Its paper had been on the market and was chiefly in the hands of various New York banks, upon whom the loss would fall. The collapse would also involve many salmon and fruit can ning establishments of the Pacific coast, and many of these concerns will be unable to survive the crash. San Francisco, May 8.—Louis SIoss, one of the assiguees of Coleman & Co., stated to-day that Coleman had told him that he would furnish the assignees a com plete and correct inventory of the assets and liabilities as soon as the clerks could perform the work. In regard to the condi tion of the firm's affairs he said everything looked favorable. Coleman informed him that he felt confident that he would be able to resume as soon as the affairs were s ttled. Short in His Accounts. Washington, May 8.—It is understood that Gen. James W. Ewing, disbursing clerk of the department of justice, has been found short in his accounts to the extent of $8,000 or $9,000. Over $5,000 of the money said to be unaccounted for belongs to accounts for 1882,1883 and 1884. Gen. Ewing was a Union soldier of good record, and is one of the best known men in the city. He was appointed Iron': West Vir ginia, and has held his present office for many years. Gen. EwiDg says that as soon as the ex amination now in progress is completed it will be found that the government has lost nothing. The discrepancies are due in a large measure to the suspension and disal lowance of vouchers by the first comptrol ler, which were paid by him in good faith and approved by the attorney general. Money Attached. Boston, May 8. —Some excitement was caused to-day in the U. S. Marshal's office i.y the attachment of $4,200 belonging to ex-Marshal Banks, on account of suits brought by ex-Deputy Galloupe, who claims Banks owes him $2,000. Cascade Tunnel Completed. Tacoma, W. T., May 6. —The laying of the track through the long Cascade tunnel on the Northern Pacific railway, was com pleted'on Saturday, and the event cele brated by nearly the entire population of this city as one of the most important that has occurred in the Northwest. The tun nel is 9,850 feet in length and second only to the Hcosac among railroad tannels' of the United States. This means the final completion of the main line of the North ern Pacific railway. For nearly a year past an overhead line known as a switch back over the range has been operated. Ratification of Chinese Treaty. Washington, May 6— The Seoate in executive session ratified the Chinese treaty without a division. Senators Teller and Mitchell made speeches, in which they set forth the grounds of their opposition to the treaty, but did not demand a vote. Hanlon Vanquished. Sidney, New South Wales, May 5. —The rowing race between Kemp, of Australia, and Hanlon, of Canada, for $2,500 a side and the world's championship, was won by Kemp by five lengths. Athletic Sports Ordered Stopped. Hanover, N. H., May 6—The Darth mouth faculty have decided that the stu dents must drop foot ball, base ball or general atletics, becanse of the excessive amount of time and money required to condact them all. & of of SEW YORK TRAGEDY. Mysterious Killing of Ranker Hatch. New York, May 8.— The dead body of Nathauiel W. Hatch, a member of the firm of Walter T. Hatch & Sons, bankers and brokers, was found in the jard of No. 64 West Twentieth street this morniDg. The story of his death cannot now be told, hnt the story of Mrs. Lillian Schofield, a band some woman about 30, suggests murder, actuated by jealousy. Mrs. Schofield and her husband Charles W. Schofield, were taken to the police station this morning, where Mrs. Schofield said she had dined with Hatch, who accompanied her home about midnight. She invited him into the house. Schofield was asleep in the back parlor, but was aroused by the movements of his wife and Hatch. The latter was hastily concealed on the second floor. Schofield's jealousy was aroused and he questioned his wife in the most violent way concerning the man who had been with her. She steadfastly refused to give the man's name, and insisted he had left the house. Schofield then left the house. She searched for Hatch but could not find him, and thought he had also left the house. She retired and knew no more of the broker or what had happened in the night until the body was discovered in the yard this morning. Schofield was formerly a broker in gcol circumstances. He told the police he had cause on several occasions to doubt his wife's fidelity. Hatch was 33 years old and lived with his wife in a handsome house on Fifty-third street. His wife was formerly one of the most promi nent ladies in Brookly society. The general accepted theory is that Hatch was killed by falling from a window while tryiDg to make his escape. SANTA FE SNAP. Control and Consolidation of South western Railroads. Boston, May 4.—The Post to-day says : There have been whiiqrers in the air for some time past regarding a big deal on foot in Atchison. It now transpires, and we have our information from good sources, that "the something m the air" is a grand consolidation, or belter, absorption, of the St. Louis & San Francisco railway system by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe. It is further reported that this consolidation is practically accomplished, barring details, which are being closed up. Col. Mott, president of the Atlantic & Pacific, claims that the whole matter will be closed within a week. The absorption of the St. Louis & San Francisco means the absorp tion of the Atlantic & Pacific and its numerous feeders, giving the Santa Fe con trol of about 8,000 miies of road. DENIAL. Boston, May 4.—The officials of the AtchisoD, Topeka & Santa Fe state posi tively that there is no truth in the pub lished report of the absorption ot the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad by tbe Atchison. CHICAGO ANARCHISTS. An Effort Being Made to have Them Pardoned. Chicago, May 2.— George Shilling, State Senator Burk, GeD. Trumbull and Louis Neebe returned this evening from Joliet, where they had consulted with the im prisoned anarchists, Samuel Fielden, Michael Schwab and Gear Neebe. as to tbe details of the movement for amnesty. It was decided to call a mass meeting of sympathizers, at which the matter will he fully discussed. A monster petition with signatures from all the States, is to be pre sented the Governor, and in getting up the petition political influence is to be used, where possible. An independent move ment may be possible for Oscar Neebe, who, it is said, is rapidly failing, mentally and physically. POWDERLY'S LET 1ER. Opposed to Turning the Knights Into a Political Party. Philadelphia, May 4. —General Mas ter Workman l'owderly has written a letter in which, after quoting letters from all sections of the country and from articles in various larbor papers, giving advice as to what should be done at the the coming election, he says: "As the campaign warms up I will be annoyed still more, and take this opportunity to say that I am not a candidate for anything. I don't favor the turning of the Knights of Labor into a party, and will not have anything to do with parties." MISSISSIPPI FLOOD. Tracks Washed out» Mills Closed ami Business Suspended. St. Paul, Miun., May 3.— Advices from Winona, Minn., report the river fifteen feet high aud the town partly under water. The levees are flooded and the elevators and flour mills are shut down. The Fre mont house is surrounded by water and can only be approached in boats. Resi dents of the Pond Lily addition are well out to sea. They reach their hous's by boats and sleep on tables and iu ham mocks. Winona, Minn., May 4. —The Missis sippi river has reached the highest point ever known here. Fears are entertained that the water will carry away the wagon bridge crossing the river from this place to Wisconsin. The ferry has suspended operations as the cable is not long enough to span the breadth of water which is now three miles wide. The water is pouring over the levee above the city and filling up the lake. It is now backing up from below town into the lake, and every inch of rise in the river makes rivo inches in the cellars of the south side of town. The St. Paul track is washed out above here so as to stop trains. All the saw mills are closed down, and all the manufacturing establishments and places of business on the north, south and west ends of the city are closed and business is generally sus pended. DUBUQUE, la., May 8 —The Mississippi river is still rising and promises to go over the high water mark of 1880. The volume of water coming down is beyond estimate. All the tributaries above are swollen and pouring down iu floods. The lower part of town is partly flooded, and merchandise from warehouses is being removed to places of safety. The mills are all stopped and a few inches more will compel the shutting down of several large manufac turing establishments. Terrible Wind Storni. Des Moines, la., May 3. —A storm of wind this afternoon struck the little vil lage of Lacona, Warren county, demolish ing a two-story building used as a store, and burying in the rains a farmer named Leonard Wilson. He was dead when taken from the debris. Two boys who were in the store jnst before it fell, are missing. Two other men were slightly in jured. Several buildings were unroofed. Arkansas Cyclone. Camden, Ark., May 4.—A terrific- cy clone passed over the eastern portion of Onchita county late yesterday afternoon. It 8truck Joeiah Herson'a place, wrecked his house, and did mach other damage. No Imported loss of life. : IN CONGRESS. The Billings, Clark's Fork k Cooke City Eailroad Fill in the House. Delegate Toole Leads the Opposition and Defeats Its Consideration. Washington, May 2— -Atter the trans action of routine business the .Senate went into executive session. This being the first secret session for several days, there was quite an accumulation of nominations by the President, among them that of Mr. Fuller to lie Chief Justice, which were re ferred to committees, and a Dumber of re ports, mostly upon postmasters, were made by committees. After the doors were re opened the Senate resumed consideration of the railroad land grant forfeiture bill. After much discussion certain amendments were made regarding the rights of the Portage Lake Canal Co. The bill and ameudments went over till to-morrow with the understanding that a final vote on the bill would he had then. The Senate then resumed consideration of the bill for the establishment of a bu reau of animal industry. Paddock made a speech in support of it, defending it both on constitutional and economic grounds. The bill was then tem porarily laid aside. The Senate then pro ceeded to the passage of the individual pension bills on the calendar. The whole number of bills passed (in 65 minutes' was 105, forty-two of them being House hills. Several of them were for volunteer nurses, at the rate of $25 a month, and one was for the widow of Gen. Chas. P. Stone (House bill) at $50 a month. Cullorn re ported the bill to amend the Interstate Commerce law. It was placed on the calendar. The following bills were passed. The Senate bill to provide for the sale (to actual settlers under homestead laws) of Fort Sedgwick military reservation in Colorado and Nebraska. The House went into a committee of the whole on the tariff bill. Wilson, of Minnesota, denounced the protective system. He was opposed to the present tariff because while it enriched a few it prevented the expansion of our in dustries, and because it was especially un just to the agricultural interests. An im portant question presented now was wheth er the wealthy class be allowed to levy tribute upon the industrial classes. McComas, of Maryland, said that Cleve land's message and this foundling now called the Mill's bill had a common pur pose. Both used the surplus as a fulcrum wherewith to apply the free trade lever to dislodge the protective system. Every free trader applauded both. Lanbam, of Texas, said, iu view of the conditions which surrounded Congress' and in view of the intrepid stand taken by the President, he could not see how any Democrat could afford to antagonize the general proposition for reducing tax ation. Allen.of Massachusetts,spoke at length in favor of a protective policy. Carath, of Kentucky, characterized the protective tar ifl'as a most insidious enemy. It walked in silence and under cover, and while it pretended to be giving the country protec tion it was in reality stealing its substance and destroying its life. In conclusion he replied to Kelley's criticisms upon Ken tucky, and paid an eloquent tribute to that state. The committee then rose. The Senate hill was passed to establish an additional land district in Oregon. The House theo took a recess until 3 o'clock. Washington, May 7.—Consideration of the railroad land forfeiture bill was re sumed. Palmer withdrew his pending amendment and ofiered another providing that nothing in tbe act shall be construed to confirm any private entry for land here tofore settled upon aud now claimed under cover of the homestead or pre-emption laws, but that in all such cases the Com missioner of the General Land Office and the Secretary of the Interior shall hear and determine claims of parties respective ly by the provisions of existing laws. Spooner opposed the latter amendment, and the bill went over until to-morrow. The Senate then resumed consideration of the bill to provide lor a bureau of ani mal industry to facilitate the exportation of live stock and their product aud to ex tinguish plturo-pneumonia, and was ad dressed by Reagan in opposition to the bill. Vest moved an amendment providing that the owner of cattle or any person having charge of the same shall have reasonable notice of the time when and the place where the appraisement shall be made, and shall be permitted to make proof of the value of the cattle; and a'so provided that the board, its agents and servants shall have no authority to exer cise their powers within the limits of the State, except in stock yards, cars or vessels, without first obtaining the consent and co operation of the executive authorities of the State. Coke made an argument against the bill, and after some further discussion the bill went over without action and the Senate adjourned. Washington, May 7.—Bingham (Pa.) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill granting a right of way to cross the Indian Reservation, in Montana, to the Billings, Clarks Fork & Cook City Railroad Co. Toole (Mont.) led the opposition to this measure, and on seconding the motion to suspend the rules no quorum voted. The motion to adjourn was defeated—yeas 60 ; nays 119. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President, returning without his approval the bill for the sale of certain Indian lands in Kansas. McAdoo (N. J.) moved its reference to the committee on Indian affairs. No quorum voted. The House then ad journed. Chinese Boycotted. Melbourne, May 2.— The Legislative Council of Victoria has ordered that ves sels bringing Chinese immigrants to the colony be quarantined duriog the pleasure of the authorities. The steamer Afghan, with 268 Chinamen aboard, the lauding of whom the authorities here refused to per mit, has sailed for Sydney, where another attempt will be made to land the passen gers. It is not probable, however, that the attempt will be successful. At a meeting held here in the town hall to-day, over which the Mayor presided, it was unani mously resolved to demand that the govern ment impose a poll tax of £100 upon every Chine.se emigrant, with an annual resi dence tax of £20. Fatal Chinese Row. San Francisco, May 3.— The High binders' fend, in the Chinese quarter«, this afternoou, resulted in the death of one man and the serious wounding of two others, one of whom may die. The cause of the affair is not known, but four China men, all of whom belonged to the same company' met in an alley and commenced firing revolvers. More than a dozen shots were fired. One of the men, Hoey Mo Sing, was shot twice in the abdomen and died in an honr. Another man was dan gerously wounded. The police stopped the disturbance and arrested the partici pants.