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FISK BROS. - - * Publishers. R. E. FISK, ......Editor THURS DAY, APRIL 11, 1889. The State debt of Iowa is reduced to $25.000, and will be all paid off October 1st. Washington advices state that Judge Liddell will be relieved before the month is out. The Oregon papers report a great scar city of rain so far this season, and much need of it. When Keeley gets the motes ont of his fancy's eye and into his motor, he will be entitled to the floor again. The New York City debt is already $132,000,000, and will be increased by $25, 000.000 more within a year. It is said that President Harrison has tendered the appointment of postmistress at Lexington, Va., to the widow of Stone wall Jacks on. _ The New York City Republicans are go ing to have permanent headquarters, and the subscriptions for the purpose are well advanced and coming in rapidly. It is said that the directors of the Union Pacific and Northern Pacific railroads can each of them vote an average of $1,500,000 stock without asking for a proxy. One-half of the gross earnings of the telephone company are net profits. There ought to be some way found to compel the ompany to divide profits with its patrons The great iron tower, which is to be one of the principal features of the Paris Expo sition this year, has been completed and was formally opened on Sunday, March 31st. ___ The British House of Commons did not adjourn on account of the death of John Bright and the usual order of business was only interrupted about one hour, to listen to the eulogies pronounced. There were tour votes for Senator in the Rhode Island Legislature without a choice, Dixon leading Wetmore 12 votes. The Legislature adjourned to April 9, to await the result of the State election. On Tuesday next, 9th, the Department Encampment, Grand Army of the Re public, takes place in this city. All busi ness sessions will be held at Wadsworth Post room, commencing at 12 o'clock, M. The harbor of Pago Pago, which the United States purchased in the Samoan islands, is on a different island from that of Apia, where the recent wreck occurred, and is more spacious and very much safer. At a meeting of the Central Labcr Union in New York City on March 31, an offer of $11,000,000 from Jay Gould was read, on condition that the union would adopt the plan of co-operative industry proposed by him. It is thought the death of John Bright will open the way to Lord Harrington to join the Salisbury miuAtry and make his separation from the Liberal party complete and final. What will become of Joseph Chamberlain is uncertain, as neither party seems to want him. Max O'Reil, in his book on "Jonathan and his Continent," says the average Amer ican knows more of British politics than the Englishman, more of French politics than the Frenchman, and so of all the na tions of Europe, while the latter know ab solutely nothing of American politics. Admiral Porter is 76 years of age. He recently celebrated his golden wedding, and is the only living floor-manager of the ball given when President William Henry Harrison was inaugurated. His office is in his own Washington home, and is modeled and furnished exaclly as if his office were on ship-board. In spite of his age and wealth he is a very active and industrious official. M. De Lesseps is credited with a private fortune of $24,000,000 All of the mana gers of the Panama Canal scheme have made fortunes at the expense of the 450,000 stockholders. More money has been spent in bribes and bonuses than in legitimate work. If an investigation is made as de manded by the victims, DeLesseps will very likely have to fly from France and take lodgings with his friend Boulanger. It costs the city $2,000 per year to em ploy a City Engineer and $2,590 per year for the Supervising Engineer of the sewer age department, besides the expenses of office rents, astistants, etc, for each. In other words, the city is paying ont about $5,000 per year for engineering services that might just as well be performed by cne man at a salary of not exceeding $3,000 per annum. The Herald first sug gested the consolidation of these offices, and is of the opinion that public economy demands it._ A Dr. Tere, of Vienna, professes to have discovered a cure for rheumatism. It is no less than the sting of the bee. It requires several Btings in obstinate cases to counter act or neutralize the rheumatic vims. The remedy is not attractive enough to secure a simultaneous rush for the bee hives or wasp nests,but nevertheless there wonld be plenty willing to be stnng a good many times with a prospect of getting rid of their stiff and aching joints. The doc tor claims to have tried the new remedy in 173 cases. Possibly this may be an addi tional inducement for introducing bees into Montana, and perhaps every doctor's office in time will have a bee-house attachment with trained bees ready to sting for a dime apiece. It would be a dime museum worth having. OUR SCHOOL MANAGEMENT. There is to be a school election to mor row for a trustee for three years, under the provisions of the present law, and the people of the west side have proposed S. C. Gilpatrick for successor to Mr. Ballard, who declines further service. Mr. Gil patrick will, we fully believe, make a worthy and efficient trustee, and we know of no good reason why he should not be elected with general unanimi'y. We regard it as a serious defect in our school law that in districts of the size ot this city there should be but three trustees and they almost beyond the reach of public sentiment except at such rare and brief in tervals. An arrangement so at variance with the spirit of the age cannot and ought not to continue. A system that was suffi cient when Helena had a population of 2,000 is not the one to suit the needs of a city grown ten-fold and Bpread over ten times the area, divided into wards, with each one having its special needs and am bitions Another and still more serious defect of the present arrangements is the want of opportunity for the people of the district generally to be heard on any question coming before the school board pertaining to the erection of new school buildings or the policy of conducting the schools. Our newspapers generously open their columns for the expression of opinions, but few care to rush into print with complaints where in most cases there can be but a partial bearing on an imperfect knowledge of the facts, and generally as much harm as good follows. The fault is very much in the system and we confess that we like the old Now England system best where general discus sion is allowed before the vote is taken. But with our present system we think the defect could be remedied if our trustees would invite a general meeting of those in terested in the schools occasionally and hear an expression of their opinions and wishes, for the purpose of being guided thereby in their actions. The word trustee implies the relation of agent to a principal, and in some way the trustee should ac quaint himsell with the wants of those for whom he is to act. If there wai such a bringing together of the people and their agents, and a discus sion of questions before votes are taken snd questions decided, there would be both greater harmony, efficiency ani much greater general satisfaction. Our public schojls constitute one of the leading interests, too vast and precious to be neglected or carelessly administered. The growth of our city aud the character of our people depend much upon the efficiency of our schools. Our public schools, where the greater portion of our people get all the education they ever receive, are more important than the col leges and higher institutions, where the few comparatively are educated. Where the people generally feel that they have something to say and to do about the schools, they will see to it that they are well sustained, and the trustees would feel the pressure and support of a powerful backing in all their actions. We are not criticising the action of any one, but suggesting how the apparent de fects of our present law could be supplied with benefit to all. A Washington despatch of March 31st to the Pioneer Press reads: John B. Cutter of Missola has been selected lor Collector of Internal Revenue in the district of Montana. This is a selec tion by Delegate Carter and will go into the Senate with the name of Lewis A. Walteis, selected for Secretary of the Terri tory. John B. Catlin, of Stevensville, and L. A. Waker of Helena, are the persons meant. Young Mr. Harrison personally attended to the interests of Mr. Walker and his nomination, confirmation and commission all transpired on the same day. Mr. Catlin seems not to have fared so well, his selec tion by Delegate Carter, as stated, not hav ing yet brought about an appointment, so far as anybody is informed in Montana. In the case of a vacancy like that of Col lector, which has waited for over a month for a new incumbent, it appears somewhat peculiar that the office still waits for a claimant Is there a conflict as to the office down at W shington ? Is Delegate Carter for one man and Russell B. for another ? Russell ''knocked out" the choice of Montana Re publicans for Governor and easily secured the Secretaryship for his friend Mr. Walker against all competitors. It would be interesting to know whether the dis posal of the Collectorship is a bone of con tention of the same nature. The pre sumption is that the office will not be awarded without the concurrence if our en terprising townsman, Mr. Harrison. The Harney Peak Tin Mining Company in the Black Hills is incorporated with a capital stock of $15,000,000, of which $4,000,000 has been sold in England. Among the English directors are Lord Thurlow, H. Seaton Karr, M. P., William Garnett and John Taylor. Samuel Wester meyer is president. He says the property embraces 160 mining claims and covers an area of thirty miles; that within a year they will be turning out 1500 tons of ore per day and employing 2000 men. With out protection they can do nothing, for the wages paid in this country are $2 50 per day for the same class of miners that in Cornwall can be had for four shillings per day. The United States consumes two thirds of all the tin in the world and it is of the first importance that we should be independent of foreign supply. The prairie fires in Dakota are doing untold havock in the destruction of life and property. It seems strange that the danger was not foreseen and prevented by some suitable means. There have been plenty of favorable times when fires could have been set out, circumscribed and watched, so that a zone of safety would have protected dwelling houses and barns. What Dakota wants is stock to eat np that grass or machines to cat it. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. NO EXTRA SESSION. The news from Washington renders it certain that there will be no extra session of Congiess till after the new States are ready for representation in both houses of Congress. Perhaps after the President re covers from his fatigue in entertaining office seekers and the Secretaries get familiar with their duties and have time to see what legislation may be needed, there may appear good reasons to call Congress to gether in November, so that the organiza tion may be completed for early work in the regular session. No more than this will be attempted and we rejoice at it for the new States will then be entitled to have some effective influence in shaping legislation. It is not so much a change of laws that the country needed as a change in the manner and spirit of their administration. Give us administrative reform first and we shall then know better what legislative reforms are needed. No body is worrying over the surplus, and if it should increase twofold, no harm can folj low. It will be but little more than a year before all the 41 per cents will fall due' and if the holders try to make a corner on the Secretary, they will only injure them selves. The chance for a corner is a small one and growing smaller every day. The Secretary is master and the situation and can set his price which the bondholders will be compelled to take. For the tariff, there are treasury rulings that wili cure most of the complaints now made. The wool men have already.had a hearing upon the inequalities and evasions of the importers of worsteds. The naval appropriations are sufficient to employ to the utmost all the conveniences existing in public and private yards, to reconstruct our navy on a scale to meet the national demands and aspirations. Above all, the business of the counery needs a rest from the disturbances that alway attend con greisional action. There are more and bet ter remedies from every ill that affects the body politic, than any that came through Congress in its best working condition. We appeal to our good people generally who have yards to prepare to honor the proclamation of our Governor and them selves as well by observing Arbor Day in the letter and spirit of the occasion. The appearauce of our city could be improved a hundred per cent, if every door yard was kept clean and beautified with flowers, shrubbery and trees. It will cost some trouble and effort and may involve some expense, but it will pay in various ways affording healthful outdoor exercise, recre ation aud cultivating the taste. Every man in the city would be healthier and happier for one hour's daily exercise in the open air. The whole appearance of our city might be revolu tionized in a single season by general at tention to the beautifying of their prem ises. Jfonlya few begin the movement we believe that the example would prove contagious, and once well begun would be self-perpetuating. We are told that "a thing of beauty is a joy forever." Then how joyous we might all be if as we pass to and fro to our places of business we could be greeted at every step by the untiring beauty of flowers aud the refreshing right of foliage. Instead of the dreary desolation of brick walls and untidy door-yards, our step would not be so hur ried aud our thoughts would be called away from care to admire the beauties and bounties of nature. Strangers would tarry and be induced to stay among those whose exhibitions of good taste would be a pledge of their cultivated taste and refinement. Our children would love their homes bet ter and would be won away from the com mon habit of making bad look worse. At any rate those who spent time and money to surround themselves with beauty and verdure would watch their premises with care and soon teach the gamins to respect their rights._ Later reports of the recent Chicago election! show that Republicans were very much divided, while many openly worked and voted for the Democratic candidate for mayor. One singular feature was developed in this contest —that of sending through the mail to every a voter a ticket with sug gestions whom to scratch and pasters to fa cilitate the work. So general was this that nearly every voter came to the polls with his ticket prepared, and the ticket peddlers were lor once without employment. A great share of the Republicans did not vote as the returns show. There was no increase in the Democratic vote, but that of the Re publicans fell away through disaffection rather than indifference. The friends of Louis Kossuth will hear with regret that the aged Hungarian pat riot is fast nearing his end. He is nearly 87 years of age and has for many years been living near Turin, in Northern Italy. His sons are in public employment but are un married. With his failing strength he naturally takes a melancholy view of the political situation iu Europe, and in Hun gary especially. Men grow old and die but liberty is alwaysjyoung and the cauee of the people cannot fail. The conspiracies of monarches will come to naught, and sooner than is generally thought, the peo ple will come to their own. In his article in the April Forum , Ser« ator Stewart estimates that there are al ready 6,500,000 acres in this country re claimed by irrigation, but this is only a small fraction of the 1,200,000 square mil es that are embraced in the arid region. In dia is spending hundreds of millions in irrigating reservoirs and canals and as a consequence her productions and exports are enormously increased and are driving our out of the European markets. This is one of the great questions of the near fu ture and Senator Stewart is doing a great good service in presenting its importance to the public.__ Callers at the White House. Washington, April 4.—The President's callers included Walter Howard, applicant for the governorship of Alaska, and Hon. Robert T. Lincoln, the new Minister to England. to a it a a a of he al re a es In in a is fu to to Ex-Secretary Endicott has been favoring the reporters with his views on civil service reform and, as might be ex pected from the recent matrimonial con nections in his family, extols the English system as vastly superior to the American. According to the best evidence we have in relation to this matter, our civil service is better than the English in every respect Not that we regard ours as a model in any respect, but we do not believe it would be imprQved by the substitution of the Eng lish system. Appointments in the English civil service are generally matters of favor itism, no matter what may be said about the examinations. Influence more than merit decides every appointment and what work is done is performed by a class of men who are employed at cheap wages, while those who draw the salaries know little or nothing about the work that iB done for them and in their name. This is the general condition of the English civil service as reported by those who have made a careful and extended ex amination of it. One set of poorly paid drudges do the work, and another idle, worthless set of aristocratic retainers draw the lat sala ries. If we are to have a reform, we certainly want none on the English model. It is just as bad if not worse that an official should consider him self secure in his position, no matter how inefficient, as that he Bhould feel himself liable to lose his place with every turn of the political tables. The latter will try to make friends for himself outside of his po litical connections, and knowing that his official work is liable to be overhauled by political opponents at any time, he keeps it in shape to stand the sharpest scrutiny. Judged by the fruits, we affirm that with all its acknowledged defects, our system is better than the English. We do not want an official class and frequent changes are a security for efficient and and honest service. It is reported from England that a syn dicate of British capitalists with $500,000- 000 capital is seeking to gain control of all the coal mines in that country. Their suc cess is not only possible but very probable, for the coal mines do not cover a large area and are in the control of but few men, who would be very willing to have their profits increased even at the risk of curtailing manufactures or clipping the wages of the working men. England, with its narrow area and limited resources attempt ing to do business for the whole commercial world, furnishes just the field wanted for successful combi nations of this sort. It is not so in this country. We have an immense area of coal fields, besides some efficient substi tutes for fuel in wood, coal oil and natural gas. If the price of coal is raised in Eng land, the cost of manufacturing and ship building and the price of iron will increase, so that successful competition will be pos sible even with our higher wages and the doors of the world's markets will swing open to us. If the wages of British lab orers are reduced they will emigrate more rapidly than at present. The Samoan Wrecks. Washington, April 6.—Since the dis aster at Samoa Secretary Tracy has received propositions from several wrecking com panies offering to go to Samoa and under take the work of recovering the guns and other property of value lost in the destruc tion of the Trenton and Yandalia. No action will be taken until Admiral Kim berly's report has been received. Snow Storm In Pennsylvania. Pittsburg, April 6.—The heaviest snow storm of the season is prevailing in this section. It began at 10 o'clock last night. It has been snowing ever since. Eight inches of snow fell up to 10 o'clock this morning, but in the mountains the railroad men rsport two feet. The trains are all behind time, but no accidents have been reported. The storm seems to be confined to the western part of the s'ate. Snow in Washington. Washington, April 6.—A driving snow storm visited this city this morning. Snow in Virginia. Charlottesville, Va., April 6.—A heavy snow storm is prevailing here, ac companied by thunder and lightning. It promisee to be the deepest of the winter. Snow in West Virginia. Charleston, W. Va., April 6.—A snow storm prevailed here last night and to-day. A heavy snow is reported from the moun tains. _____ Harrison to Recreate. Washington, April 6.—It is said the President will go to Baltimore Monday to t ike a vessel for a cruise in Chesepeake Bay. Assumed Supreme Command. Zanzibar, April 6. —Captain Wiseman German Imperial Commissary, has assumed supreme command on the main land, Ad miral Steinhart, commander of the German squadron, consenting. Murder Most Foul. Dublin, April 6.—The body of a wood ranger, named D. N. Gildow, was found in the river at Kilkenny with his skull crushed. It is believed that he was mur dered on account of agrarian troubles. Bank Reserves. New York, April 6.—The weekly bank statement is as follows: Decrease, $4, 041,000; April decrease, $3,115 000. Banks now hold $1,410,000 in excess of 25 per cent rule._____ Octogeuanau Duchess. London, April 6.—The Duchess of Cam bridge, aunt of Julen, is dead. She was bom in 1797. New Postmaster for New York. Washington, April 5.—The President appointed Cornelias Van Gatt Postmaster at New York. Schuyler Burg, of Virginia, has been ap pointed Chief Clerk of the Patent office. New York Collector. Washington, April 5— The President appointed Joel B. Erhardt Collector of CnstomB at New York. HERE'S A HOWD'YE DO. A Gigantic Smuggling Scheme Said to Have Been Uneaitbed in New York. New York, April 5.—The treasury agents have discovered an extensive smuggling operation being carried on through the firm of Allard & Sons, of Paris and New York, dealers in antique furni ture, paintings, tapestries, etc. Fine hang ings, valuable oil paintings, and the like have been brought over concealed in the seats of old furniture and under the backs of old mirrors, etc., thus escaping duty. Many of these valuable articles have been subsequently sold at their full value to innocent purchasers, including members of the Vanderbilt and Astor families. It is believed that the frauds will aggregate a quarter of a million. This fact and! the hitherto high standing of Allard & Sons have made the matter highly sensational and it is the general topic of conversation to day. The evidence is regarded as con clusive by the Treasury agents. It is not expected that anything farther will be done in the matter until Secretary Windom is heard from. The facts in the case are embodied in the re port sent to Washington last night and no arrests have been made. At the warerooms ot Allard & Sons this morning W. H. Secor, counsel lor Allards & Roulez , agent, said : " This whole affair is an outrage on a most respectable firm, and the result will show that the Allards are innocent of any at tempt to defraud the Government. It is the work of a discharged employee, who has cunnirgly taken advantage of the fact that all m ambers of the firm were absent in Paris, preparing for the coming exhibi tion. They were aware it was coming,'' continuer. Secor, " and two weeks ago cabled Roulez to consult with me in regard to it. They were put on their guard by a letter received from Blossier, a discharged agent anl the instigator of the present pro ceedings, and this letter will form an im portant part of the defense. My clients are prepared to furnish bonds to any amount to secure the Government for'the alleged duties o: which it is said to have been defrauded." ABOUT BOOTH. What His Physician Says--Not a Se rious Attack. Rochester, N. Y., April 4.— The condi tion of Booth is much improved He arose and shortly thereafter was visited by Dr. Sumner, who found him able to speak quite plainly. Booth breakfasted in his room. Dr. Sumner, being interviewed! said: "Booth is feeling a great deal better. I did not consider his condition last night alarming. I found he sustained a slight shock of paralysis, which prevented power of speech. The paralysis affected his left side, and was thought at the first attack it would pass away in a few minutes. His condition was indeed pitiful as he lay there in his dressing rcom, looking appeal ingly at Mr. Barrett and myself, unable to speak a word. I think that with rest of about a week or ten days Booth will be able to keep his engage ments. Last night's attack, however, is a premonition of what is bound to come I think that within a few years Booth will suffer a final attack." Booth's manager, Arthur B. Chase, said: "I have no doubt that the immediate cause of his attack is excessive cigar smoking. Booth smokes twenty strong imported cigars a day and frequently uses a pipe. I think he will smoke fewer in the future." Booth ac companied by his valet, left this morning for New York. In reply to the inquiry from Detroit he instructed Manager Chase to say that he would keep the engagement in that city week after next. Barrett has determined to keep the Booth-Barrett en gagements. Lawrence Hanley will proba bly take Booth's parts. Rochester, N. Y. April 4—The condi tion of Edwin Booth is much improved this morning. New York, April 5.—The Players' Club was besieged with callers this morning. Hundreds of inquiries wee made regarding Edwin Booth's health. The actor is rest ing quietly. Acting on the advice of his physician he receives no callers. Russell Continues His Speech. London, April 4.—Sir Charles Russell continued his speech in behalf of the Par nellites. He explained the constitution and objects of the League, and said that of the persons constituting the executive com mittee of the League only five were con nected with secret organizations. League appeals were based upon the necessities of the farmers, and were entirely constitution al. They were intended to quiet farmers in their distress, and that Parnell and his followers had been vilified and misrepre sented like Bright and Cobden were in the early days of their reform movement. Imperial Order. Berlin, April 4 —An imperial order in relation to the loss of the officers and men belonging to the German navy by the recent hurricane at Apia has been issued. The Emperor says he laments the lives lost while in the faithful performance of duty. The Emperor expects the confidence in the navy, which has been so successfully developed, to remain unshaken. That the devotion to duty displayed by those who perished will serve as a bright example to the whole navy, which in the future as in the past will work for the wellfare and glory of Fatherland. Their Sanction Asked. Paris, April 4.—The Ministry has asked the Chamber of Deputies to eanction the prosecution of Bonl&nger. In making the request, the Government submitted a statement to the Chamber in which it reviews the cateer of Boulanger since the Commune, charges him with attempting the destruction of the Republic aud declares his offense comes under sec tions of the penal code dealing with con spiracy and attempts to overthrow the established government Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. : a I is of of in of to in in FRENCH VINEYARDS. Their Recuperation by Adopting American Vines. Washington, April 5.—George W Roosevelt, Consul at Bordeaux, gives sta tistics relative to the wine harvest o France. The vintage of 1888 amounted to 797,707,000 gallons, an increase of 151,874, 000 over 1887, although 35.000 gallons less than the average of the last ten year«. Mach of the good result of the last vintage is due to American vines. The vineyards of the Midi were the first to suffer from the invasion of phylloxera and lice The cnltnralists of that section were first to employ American vines to combat its ravages. Their vaine is most emphatically demonstrated in the last harvest. In many localities the vineyards bave been re planted in these vines upon which French vines have been grafted. The greater part of tbese vines were in fall bearing in 1888, and not only excited the admiration of all, bat au eager desire on the part of the proprietors who, up to this time regard the American vines as the means of saving their vineyards. The demand for American vines is greater than the supply, the nurseries very soon being exhansed. At present nurserymen are bnsy grafting slips so that next year's sup ply will equal the demand. It is not too much to say that in the near future the famous vineyards of the Midi will again prodace as generously as in the most fav ored years. FIRE BUGS. Arrest of Incendiaries in Jersey City. Jersey City', April 4.—Bernard Blume, leader of a gaDg of fire-bugs who have been fleecing insurance companies, was arrested in this city. The method of the gang was to rent a store, put in a small stock, obtain heavy insurance, and when preparations were made for an incendiary blaze a lamp would be broken aud near it bladders would be placed filled with benzine. Around the bladders was a circle of gun powder, and a slow fuse was used to ignite the powder which exploded the bladders, and like a flash the place would be in a blaze, leaving no trace of the in cendiary work except a broken lamp to de ceive the insurance people. The occupants of the store would be absent attending to a social gathering at the home of one or the other conspirators to Drove an alibi. Blume was located and between matrasses were foand twenty-two bladders. The gang are Anarchists and belong to the Chicago baDd. Samoa Commissioners. Washington, April 5.—The American Commissioners to the Samoan Conference have engaged passage for Europe on the Umbria, which sails from New York on the 13th. Meanwhile they are frequently at the Department of State consulting with officials and studying the protocols of the last conference. The cruiser Atlanta, now at Aspinwall, has been ordered by telegraph to New York. Although subject to future emer gencies, it is the present intention to send the Yorktown to New York on the 20tb, so that the latest efforts at naval construc tion may be seen at the Centennial celebra tion. She has been formally accepted from the contractors, subject to special reserva tions of money on acconnt of work yet to be done. Report Denied. New York, April 5.—The story from Newark, Ohio, of the arrest of two loreign ers, who confessed they had been hired to poison a woman named Lavin, in 41st street, bas been investigated and found to be without a shadow of truth. The al leged foreigners probably want a free pass to New York. Stanley's March. Brussels, April 5.—The report that Henry M. Stanley and Emin Pasha are marching toward Zanzibar, is believed in official circles here. Surprise is expressed, however, that Emin Pasha should have abandoned the Lake provinces. The ivory in possession of the party is estimated to be worth 300,000 francs. London, April 5.—The Royal Geographi cal Society received a letter from Henry M. Stanley. The contents consist chiefly of a report on the geographical results of the explorer's march. The letter will be read at a meetiog of the society Monday. Rhode Island Fails to Elect a Governor. Providence, R. I., April 4.—The com plete vote of the State lor Goveinor gives Ladd 16,952. Davis, 21,350; Richardson, 1,511; Chace, 3,435. Davis lacks 548 of election, but has a plurality of 4,398. For Attorney-General Slocum has a majority of 778. Providence, R. I, April 4.—By com pleted returns the Senate stands. Repub licans 21, Democrats 31, with four to be elected. The House stands: Republicans 23, Democrats 37, with twelve to be elected. Court Martial Advised. Washington, April 5. — The Major General commanding the army has decided to recommend to the Secretary of War that Major George A. Arms (retired) be tried by court martial on charges based on his conduct on inauguration day and his assault upon Governor Beaver. Washington, April 6.—Acting npoa the recommendation of the Secretary of War, the President will order a coart martial, probably this afternoon, for the trial of Major George A. Armes, retired, upon charges unbecoming an officer aud gentle man. A Popular Choice. New York, April 5.—Joel B. Erhardt, appointed Collector of Customs for New York by the President, was the Republican candidate for mayor at the election last fall. The selection has no particular sig nificance, as abont all the leading Republi cans of the city favored the appointment. Ryan's Resignation. Washington, April 5.—Representative Ryan, of the Fourth District of Kansas, has sent notice of his resignation to the Clerk of the Honse. Ryan was nominated by the President as Minister to Mexico. a a of be of HOME AGAIN. American Base Ballists frctiiin From Their Foreign Tour. New York, April 6.—The base ball teams lauded at the foot of Twenty second street, North river at eight o'clock. They were met at quarantine by a party of 200 ou a steamer aud given a hearty reception The returning base ball pilgrims were taken on board the steamer Laura M. Storin, from the Adriatic. The reception commhtee consisted of J. J. Odonohne, John M. Ward, J. W. Spalding, and others accompanied by actors and actresses, base ball enthusiasts aud others to the number of two hundred. Much enthusiasm was manifested on both steamers and the air was rent with the sound of steam whistles aud cheers were long continued. All were iu excellent health, and the only m emb ers of the party who did not ra tura were Ed. Williamson and wife, for merly of the Chicago team. He hort his knee in a game in Paris aud they remained iu London pending his recovery. They will sail for home about a week hence. On the way up the river the teams were greeted with cheers from crowds of people on either shore till they landed atTwent7 Secoud street and went to the Fifth Ave nue hotel. The tourists, who had been gone six months and travelled 32,000 miles, were enthusiastic over their trip and their treatment by the Jpeople every where. Not one of the party suffered a day's sickness during the journey. Kmau cially it is stated that the trip pa d *7 penses and something mors. Captain Leigh Lynch, one of the man agen of the party, told an interesting sUry of the trip to a crow d of eager listeners. Among other thiögs he said : " While our trip was enjoyable from almost every point ot view, wh'le we had attentive audiences everywhere, the audiences in nearly every case understood nothing about the game and consequently were unable to appre ciate the best points ol the play. I believe they understood and appreciated the game better in England than any other country we visited. You see the game ol rounders which they play there, gives them an idea of what base ball is, but the idea, I am compelled to admit, is sort of hazy. Still we have found audiences in San Francisco when we started out on our tour who understood less about our game than English audiences. "In what country was our game least understood?" "Well, I never thought of trying to find out, but I would say that it was less un derstood in Italy than anywhere else. I think the game will now be generally taken up, at least in the British Isles. Another tour Oi American ball players would not help it for we have shown them as much as we ever can." Policy of the Administration. Chicago, April 6. —A reliable Washing ton correspondent sendB his paper a long story of what is believed to be a nearly of ficial statement of the fntnre policy of the Harrison administration. He declare« the internal policy will not be materially changed, but that a vigorous foreign policy will be pursued. The first thing will be to make a strong navy. To this end the ap propriation for naval vessels will lie doubled; ocean commerce will be encour uged; Cuba and Samo» will be alieorbed as of more vital importance to us than any one else. The Nicaraugua Canal will lie taken under oar protection and in general the exteral interests of the nation will be looked after as the most necessary thing now to be considered for our future wel fare. Saves Another Life. Newport, April 6 —Mrs. Wilson, widely known by her maiden name, Ida Lewis, added another yes'erday to the loDg list of lives saved by her. Her Uncle, Henry Lewis, 70 yean old, while returning from fishing in a small skiff, fell overboard in the harbor near Lime Rock light bouse, of which she is keeper. She saw the accident and put out iu a boat aud rescued him in an exhausted condition. To Shoot Albert Edward. London, April 6.—The mayor of Lei cester to-day received an annonymous letter, warning him that a plot had been arranged to shoot the Prince of Wales when he attended the race meeting there to-day. Though the authorities placed little confidence in the statement, they took every precaution to ensure the safety of his royal highnese. Up to 2 o'clock this afternoon nothing whatever of unusual natuis had taken place. Boulangerists Acquitted. Paris, April l —The Correctional Tri bunal to-day acquitted Senator Naquet ;md Deputies Laguerre, Laisant, Torquet, und leaders of the League of Patriots, aLd three other members of that organization, of the charge of belonging to a secret society, but imposed a fine of 100 francs each for be longing to a society not authorized nv law. The crowd outside the court rcuru received the announcement of the result with cries of "Vive Boulanger," and "Vive Laroudle." Appoint ment- -Suit Ordered, Washington, April 6— W. H. Me Génois, of Ohio, has been appointed Superintendent of the Railway Mail Ser vice, and assigned to duty in the office of the Second Assistant Postmaster General. The Secretary of the Interior has re quested the Attorney General to cause a suit to be instituted to recover the title to the lands known as the Des Moines River lands, in Iowa, provided the Attorney General is of the opinion such suit could be maintained and be to the interest of the Government. Prince ot Wales' Stakes. London, April 6.—The great event of the Leicestershire spring meeting, race for the Prince of Wales' stakes, was run to day. The stakes were 12,000 sovereigns. The race was won by 'he Duke of Port land's colt, Donovan, by Galopin, out of Mowerina; Obioghou's colt Pioneer, by Galopin, out of Moorhen, second; R. C. ' yuer's filly, Miuthe, Dy Camballo, out of Mint Sauce, third.