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IVOLU.ME XXIV. MONROE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY. APRIL 18, 1889. NUMBER 85.
4ioTEtNIOR NICIIOLLS On the Witness btand.--e Won't be BHll- I dozed by a Lawyer. Quite a Ireeze in Court. Quile it sensation was created in one I of the dtlatriet courts of New Orleans t laet Fridly. It occurred in the trial ofi the unit of Hope and company oft AmS. letaltui vs. Board of Liquidation. Thell llaintiffsL are holders of certain bonds, I amounltilng to- solte $4,000,000, issued I hy this Jtate inl 183i in favor of the I ( itizen's Ilink, antd ate seeking to have I Ialtin funded into State consolidated I i. ntlsc, . Thl governor is, by law, ex ilflhatal t-reasidenut of the board of lquli- I tal.toll. lie was placed on the wituess l '111a11, antld the following spirited collo qlvy iasia*al hIeween him andti Mr. E. c II. t'Farr:ar, allorney for ,the bondthold. I Per : ltlOV\l(NO'(I: Nf'IlOL.LsTlSTI I TOOK TICE C STAN N D. s He slnift tie wiais governor iof tile Saite It oaf Iaisfsinlna and tlherefore ex-oiftlcio a presaleii1 of the hoard of liquidatllion. Nlooluilmlleali, on hadi passed between e .lhte auditotlar andltl himself in regard to C tha I lopia & (;.. (: laiil. lie had never t, iut I I the plresenfllt iltl)ent, l hd any ii kljowlcllie iof Iletters having beeil sentl I byV .r. Iltitis to imerrabers of the boarl. It lie llial reeaiveld Mr. 1)enlv' letter, biut I lit itlted no inquiry to tint) lut P whet tier a findl dentld lihad been 11 anaiate lfir tile ftunding of itho bonds. Ile :lid niot (i.ill a Ineelting of thie bord Ito lake altion on thlle matter. It o(n lint tg press'edl fir reasins fur Itis tl Itav. Nicholls stated. Iha-t his reasonsal enlllld only ie reaclhtdl Iby iltnltdauls.t Ile ball that lie hail Iniot aerlel that .' lie dild tnot plropRtse to 'all at Ilfeling, host thait tie hatd ntl l calledl aiane. M1r. Fa'.rrar-- (overnor, wlhat are yalr'raak.ons for nolt calling a ineelilng S ,if hse boari to considel lhia Instter ot rt refldiunl tile abotl.d (lav. Nicholls-As governor of the t HeLate oIf Loluisiana and ex-oflicio presi dlent iof thle board, I exercise my di y iretiot in iseltltng ltoanswer that ques- It liun. I refuse to inform either the rPiiaunsel or the court as to what were Iaty reasonis foir not callitng a meeting It I) Iile board. Mr. larrar-I want a direct reply. t (irv. Nicholls (warmly)- Perhaps, T sir, yolu woulld itainuale that tavy r;. piles Ito youllr ilquestions are evasive. Mr. Farrrar-Now thIat you ilmention the fa t, all ir, t I 1i)0 INSINUATE IT. I Mrsy that both your ianntlllr and han ti galitie are evasive. V (irv. N ihcholla -roie antil saild holly : n "I Iiare ySI, st+. harrar, to repent this if assertionl o ite II outsido;" or, its somG ttilderlstood iilas words Ito li, If you re repeiLt thLat assFJertiona oil ilne lultside, I p will see youi.'" Mr. 'Farrar was on the lpoint iof re- h plying whien .Judge ,liis intervened k anid anil that lhi wished lto seet no dis- tI tlllitltnic in icourt land wi.shed to hlar wiii pertinalities exchaangedl. p Alttorney I lenteral IRogers otijeteld to IhiH illectioni aM pilt bIy Mlr. 'Farrar, and w the couirt slstllinedl the objection. W Mr. i-"arrer cilleid fr ta relting of tile di alljestlion he Ihatl put to the witness, fk 1lr. hIogert oblijecrted to a repetitllinl, i alnl was siastainel lby the court. V Mr. Narrar tiledl a bill of excelptions t Igleging, first, that the question hadti a never beten llpat before to the same It foarll ; Iaurdl, econd( , that the governor % ihad no right nor prerogative to refuse e, ito answer a quelie liin Itn a ciuirt olf ill- N I ie. b 'PTo questions lby AMr. Denis the gov. ti ernor saiti, hlad hie ilnswered lr. D)onis' b missive the reply would have read: y ,l will give Ill matter due conaldera.. ri lion." A Mr. Denlis-Are you aware Ilhat the n act of 1875i demantds a quick etlion in I the matter oft fnding botllts? Ilov. Nicholls--I tint. '%Ir. l)enis-Are you aware that at f vihatlioli iof this law is A tRIlMINAl OFFENSE 1t S(ioy. N icholls-- l n prelpared to be, tried far any carimiltal Ioffeinse that I t liavl conuitltl tel, ' Mr. I +lls expressr.ed hitnslcf as satis- r tied with this alnswer, ail the exanti- f' nation was reiiniedl. a Witness slated that the Vlast mieelting :if the board otf liquidationi t(aook place i I lie nlitdle of tlhe winter. lit does not knolw whether the Iboard hIas an atilie of its own. lie hadl ia passing inoversactil wilh the lialterllnt-gov. etrlil uponlii ItIse allij'ect of t i1e ftndingl i If tie bantit s, 'I i iltnets casllliateretl thliat tile right toi it, wat vastlel itn Ilait. I[e li.al niot ictaeli fior rn'as*ols whicth lie consilte rel s cncll iterlai liirln el lone. ''lhis clisad the test.Lilaoniy, anti At tairucy (Geniteral Iglers aihiieliel the air K llamis t lair lith St ti. i .A fter a ljll lrtlir i tlli M [r. I+'st rar "sa illltervltwtl i.v y a reporllter as tio I what ntithlin tie intllale_ il tl t.take ms regaPirlel lhlm uall qatly between (iev. N.ia'hlalls Vit hi tIaiie hliitr after the n j ,utrllienl ofl tlri clart, I i. NaclIholtI wIlt hta' Itraceivail a hletter Irallo llme in wliih I will raileraha' liy statlmielit of tlhi-t lmuir;ing.". .1i a. vI. .lt I . ' - T Ir.\T E i t. i.s.l tilghtl Mr. i-trrar was aguit e-iill a,. n 'iTirlata--l a noIrtn ita repmlrtio r eatat e--kd Ii give lhit version of the inltriverlsy Lbetwesn hiattelt anal ,1v ŽIcbolla. His statement is as follows: F ,"During the progress of the exami nation of Gov. Nicholls, I asked him questions which he partially answered and partially refused tonanswer. While I was considering the form of the next question to put to him, he remarked to one, with some irritation of manner, that-no stiffness of manner on my part would elicit from him any other an swer than those he had given. "I appealed to the court and stated I was not conscious of any stiffness of manner; that :-, questions and man ner were both courteous, and that if there was any stiffness in the matter it was displayed by Gov. Nicholls in hisa refusing to answer my perfectly proper questions; and that I considered his language and conduct evasive and, therefore, I had the right to repeat the questions until I got from Lim what I considered satisfactory answers. The governor, therefore, dared me In a very 4 excited manner to repeat eutside of the court room that his conduct and an swers were evasive. I then stated to him that I would repeat the same statement there in the courtroom, out side of the court room or anywhere else. Thereupon the courtstopped the i controversy and dijected the colloquy to be stricken from the record. I asked that it be put on the record as part of the proceedings, which the court re iused to do." Reporter-Mr. Farrar, what do you propose further to do about the mat ter ? Mr. Farrar-Nothing; my friends, with whom I have consulted, advise nme that I am under no obligation to ino anything. 'rTHE IIILL.-CTCHINOS CXONTE'.'. ishe Issue as Viewed frdm a Reputable Rtpublieau Standpoint. [Vicksburg Post.] Yesterday afternoon Mr. L. W. Swalfrd, a welt-known and highly reputable citizen, was examined for (len. Catchings. Mr. Swafford stated t that he had lived in Vicksburg 17 years. Voted for Catchlngs for Con- e gross and Harrison for President at the c last election. Did not kinow of a white mrn. that voted for Hill. Dld not re cognize the claim of local candidates e for the postmastership to be recognised C as the only genuine IRpublicans here. There were quite a number of consis. tent while Republicans in Vicksburg. These, so far as witness knew, were all C(:tchtngs men. Ins the last eight years had voted the straight Damocratlic tiketexcept when I a colored man's name was on that t ticket, in which case scratched it oft. c Would not vote for a Republican t nominee for Congress or a State office t if said nominee was a colored man. First came to Vicksburg to join his c regiment in 1804. Voted willh the Re- a publicans on national and with the DImocrats on local questions because I he prefferred the fotmer's national s ideas and could only affiliate with the Democratic party in the South. r Reuben hi. Frank testified to similar a purport. 1 This afternoon Judge Fred. A. Speed was examined. lie testified that he was a lawyer, aged 47 years, a resi dent of Vicksburg, where he had lived for the past 24 years. Was a native of .T"*higan and lived there lill 1800. Was always a Republican. Enlis-] ted as a private in the Federal i army in 1801 and was mustered out 1 in 18066 as assistant adjutant general with the rank of captain. Was engag ed in business pursuits here up to 1868 when he was appointed Circuit Clerk by Gen. Gillam, then in command of this District. Was admitted to the bar lihe same year and in the following year was appointed Judge of the War ren county Criminal Court by Gov. t Ames. Am at present Grand Com mander of the Grand Commandery of KCoighls Templars and Past Grand HIigh Priest of Royal Arch Masons in this State. At the last election voted for Gem. Harrison for President and (len. Catcsings for Congress. The bet ter class of white Rspublicans favored t the election of Gen. Catchinogs. Did not know of any white Rtepublicans ,,xcept five or six candidates for Fede ral offices who claimed to have voted for hIill and did not know that all or any of these favored Hill's election. Some of these testified that they dld vote for him but I never understood that they would do so. lLepublicaus of the better class did not favor Hlill's candidacy but regarded himn as an interloper into the District whol desired to attract attention to hlimlself. When Judge Jeflords was living it was undtlerstood that the Democrats should tnot oppose him for Congress, but after his death the belltes element of ltepublicans thought it only good faith to support Catchings against i'earce,: who was brought soht by a convention composed almost entirely I of negroes. Gen. Catchings' ,andlidacy was regarded a personal olse, as was iHit's. S'rict party lines were not Sdrawn. HId heard of t white man assisting in 1HI11's canvass or nomins-n tion except A. T. Wimberly. Estimas tetd that there were about fifty while I',publicans it Vicksbotrg. The better Sclas osf whit- IRepublicans was oppos ed to replacing Gen. Catchings by any ruman of elther parly, his services teing onsitdered specially important * to the District. e ('isc,,ha's 'll '-'oni', ,,tst in the weilr." N, poisons. l'tire garan Stastead. sold by dugglust.. WASHINrGTON NEWS. L.ouiaiana Matters.-A Cabinet Quar rell.-P-resadential Postmasters. (Special to the N. O. Picayune.] LOUISIANA MATTERS. Congressman Coleman Supports Mlajor HIero for Collector of the Port. WVAslr oToxN, April 8.-At the Louisiana headquarters there is the I usual congregation every evening. Al though to-day was the president's off day, Monday, when he receives only e by special appointment, Colonel J. It. G. Pitkin called at the white house a with Ex-Governor B. F. Flanders, who explained the situation in Louisiana. Mr. Coleman says that Appointment Clerk Burnes states to-day that the name of no such man as Barnes . appears on the roils of the treasury b department either in cionnection with the place in v THE NEW ORLEANS (I'OSMT*Ti-OIORU. c or any other place. lIe was led to make tie investiga- v tion because a statement had been tel- c, graphed to an evening paper to the p effect that iir. Ilerwig eleindlt that a Barnes had been given the position on e his recommrndation. a Mr. Coleman states that he is stlid for Hero as candidate for collector of the port, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding. A letter written to a Louisiana poli tician, now at home, gives strong en couragement to Coleman's it lends. This, it is said, recognizes hinim as the administration guide, philosophler anttidt friend in all imatters eoncerling fLatisi. fl ans. ft A local politician, t TNTERtTRED IN POSTAL AP'POINT- d MI NTS I In a certain parish in Louisiana called n upon Assistant Postmaster General n Clarkson to-day and inquired as to the truth of the report that an arrangement had been made whereby the post officees were to be filled by the defeated a congressmen and chairmen of the cen tral committee. Mr. Clarkson declared n that no such arrangement had been effecled so far as the department was b concerned or advised. ti It was also ascertained that it would ii be some time before removals could be effected. Chairman Hlerwig says that his fight V against C'OLONEiL K1URtIEEDT'S A'L'POINTM EN'T is not personal. IIe says that the rea- a son be opposes it is that Ite regards the tI charges as proving Kursheedt's unfit. t ness for any office of trust atnd responsi. bility, and because in his (lierwig's) a capacity as chairman of tno central g committee he has received letters frono t every part of the state denouncing the ti proposed appointment, Kursheedt'a t1 former partner wishing to testify h against him. N General Badger says that he is not n rushing his candidacy for the mar- a shal's place pending the Kiursheedl investigation. A CABINET QUAIERI.EL. Secretary Blaine and the President Saidi to be Upon Bad Terms. WAsuIrNaTox, April 8.-The Pica. a yune's dispatcb last Thursday touching v jtepublican dissatisfaction with the president is borne out by furtter facts. t For several weeks there have been c undereurrents showing that all was not a pleasant between Mr. Harrison and his ii secretary of State. The secretary feels t that he is minimized in the appoint- o ments, and that his influence is less even in the conduct of his own depart- p ment than it ought to be. lie has r secretly chafed under limitations, a restraints and direct rebutfs. For as man of his abilit$' and position this is I an intolerable state of affairs. The prediction is freely made that Mr. Blaine will not remain in the cab Inet twelve months. On the other hand, Mr. Harrison is embarrassed by the cold obstruction of some of the stalwart senators. Mr. I Edmunda in particular, is offended at t the president's method of business. c It is learned on good authority that the great Vermonter has decided not to visit the white house again while the I present incumbent holds posse', sirnll. PRESIDENTIAL POSTMASTERS. I Thae resident iorves Slow in lllhittaint Changes. WVArsitNoroN, April S.-T'he post, master general acting under orders! from the presilent will change the Ipostmnasters of the presiuelntial class very slowly. Of thle fourti, class post masters seventy-aote, mostly in the nortlwest, were retuovd to-ahy andl I their successors asl,pointedl. 'lte small try splqicamits for place-s tre worried by the caotttinuad illdisp)lositin f thie prear itlent tn act with It slttaiatch il, settting Sthe guillotine at work. I.onisiiia C'ypress I atdis. [LT'iLtOs- Dentoi -r.,ti. SThe recent swamp land itrchases of! S13,.000 acres in the ,arish ,of West Ita r ton Rouge by Mr. Morley, the Michio - gan capitalist, were a little ntre asl vantageous to the vendors than utsually S;have been sales of pine titmber trac'e Sto n otthtern lumb.r syndicates, tlllle during the past four or five yeats. The Louislana cyyress lands terot(ghtl e an average of 5 , a agrpe, witlIe tits of - thousands of acres ot pine lands have I been sold at 50 cents or $1 per acet in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Of course, the parties who make these sales know whit they are about, and are the best jA"qige as to .Wpother they are immedlitely profitable to themselves or not. But, on the whole, it seems to be a bad pollcy to sacrifice our large areas of timber lands to Northern or foreig sepdeulatotr at this time. The lands a question iret at present generally .vorth fouror, five times, even ten times what Steý .bring; but their value in the future cr0ppot be estimated or foretold. t is ,a aply that their owners cannot afford to let' them stand and appreciate in valie in equal steps with the diminution of the Northern lumbar supply. The vast forests and lumber belts of the Gulf Slates will prove to be a source of Inexhaustible wealth to their owners in the early future; and it Is to be deplored that t:e ownership of this wealth cannot beretalined in the States containing the future timber supply bf e the country. Louisiana cypress Is one of the mot valuable and durable woods in the country; when properly preserved and j protecttd, it is almost imperishable; ° and the cypress forests furnish a a* enormous quantity of lumber to the - acre. TIlE DAKOTA PRAIRIE FIRES. b The Terrible Trip of a Passenger Traile I Across a iturning Prairie. 0 ClHAMBERtLAIN, DAK., April 7. - r Iuring the terrible gale and prairie fires ofthe past few days, the train from the east had a terrible experience , two miles east of Mount Vernon. A destructive prairie fire was raging at that point and the dust and smoke a made the surroundings as dark as night. The engineer plunged the train into the darkness anti the first thing he' knew he found the ties on fire for nearly a mile ahead. lie checked the train, fearing to advance lest he should find no track ahead of him; and there, in the suffocating smoke and scoroehng b beat, with blazing ties underneath the train and flames on each side of the track, the crew sought to extinguish ° the flames and save the train. The passengers became excited and pleaded to be released from the death by fire or suffocation that seemed so near at hand. Children cried from pain and gasped for fresh air, and strong men became desperate and left the train to fight the flames only to return d to the coaches exhausted. For a time escape looked impossible, and several of the passengers gave up ; several ladies prayed aloud and some of s the male passengers swore at the ob. tuseness of the engineer forging into that hell of fire and smoke so far that he could not return, while on all faces a were pictured the fright so natural to mankind when death appearsto he only a few moments hence. Hlard, determined manhood paled at the prospect. The train crew and pas sengers worked heroically; men bent A forward, gasped for breath, felt their way to the tender and got water to dash on the burning ties, while others went a few feet ahead of the engine to see p whether it was safe to move ahead. a It was dangerous to move. Behind 8 the road was on fire as far as the eye b could see, while ahead was darkness o and mystery. But it was death to I linger in that cauldron of fire, and when ti the surroundings either meant moving a or death, the effort was worth the at- b tempt and a start was made. The sus pense and horror of the few moments o required to pass over the burning track a and through the terrible heat and ii smoke cannot be expressed, but the t, train finally pulled out of the flmes to frrlsh air and safety. a I lie Verdict Unanimous. ii W. .). Suit, I)ruggist, lippus, lad., I testifies: "I can recommend Electric Ilitters as the very best remedy. Every i, bottle sold has given relief in every case. ()One man took six hottles, and I was cured of T.heumatism of 10 years' a standl'itg." Abraham Hare, druggist, llellvil,, Ohio, affirms: -The best selling medicine I have ever handled in my 20 years' experience, is Electric , BIitters." Thousands of others have added their testimony, so that the ver- i diet is unanimous that Eleclric Bitters do e'lre all diseases of the Liver Kid neya or iluood. ( uly a Ialf dollar a bitl I' at Dr. A. B. Sholars' drugstore. i 'itii,. ,otn i ine, b tL sorftly I I( ,.,r a sluarklingt., sylvan well. Ihipt his lingers, shook themn gayh', Hanttiing aa thle waters fell, I I rops as tright an stars at even, 1, hen the skies are cleat and still, HIattored hero and scattered yonler, At Iveo's witching, wanto,, will. Mvysotis swoeet in nlasses Near tile crystal mnargiu grew, I iftingskywatrd blossom tettler Tolut<hed with love's celestial hIne. ,I, tlhere teats the shitiing shower l i'pid's sportiv'e tingers cast. lIik : tlhought of teara that lingers \\'1,t- Love's sorrow is o'erpaslt. -.M. 0. AM"(ellasd i. Iipti'. It'. It 1)eltnled on ils In fluence-: Ar'ient Suitor (to Kansas young wo Imsat,)-- liss (racie; may I hope that" -Ma1,,s (,racie (candidate lor alderman) I--'.IMr. Chugwater, before proceeding I any tfurther will you please tell me how Smalty voles you can control in the u secund wrd ?"--',ci'r qyo 'ribune. THR OKLAHOMA HiOOMERI. Desperate Measures Devised to lHead O" ihe Tenderfoot Settlers. CHICAoO, April 8.-A dispatch fron. Arkansas City, Kan., says: The ofB dials of the Santa Fe Railroad were busy yesterday Investigating the story that the boomers concealed in the woods of Oklahoma had banded to gether for the purpose of destroying the railroad bridges on the night of Apiil 2S in order to obstruct the influx of homesteaders until the men con cealed in the country could make per feet their claims. It appears that the boomers in hid log are desperate. They ,have selected and watched their claims for years, and they now fear that the new comers, with ,the assistance of rapid transit, may get the beat of them. There was a meeting of these boom ers held In the timber near Oklahoma City last Thursday, and they canvassed the situation. After the meeting ad journed the Santa Fe agent received notice that the bridges would be bur- i ned and the trains stopped on April I 22, as the old boomers did not propose I to jeopardize their chances by allowing a flood of tenderfeet to drop in the land I they had picked out. D).tectives have I been sent along the line through the I country, and every precaution will be I taken to prevent railway 'obstruction. There are twice as many people now I on the borders as can be accommodated I under the homestead act in Oklahoma. I Many of them represent colonies, and I are hefe as the advance agents. There I will be men here representing colonies I from Washington, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wis- I consin and Alabama. The colonies I number from 20 to 500 persons. Last evening twenty empty passen ger coaches pulled into this city on the I Santa Fe, attached te the regular freight train and were run into the yard to await the 22d. A railroader said that the Santa Fe had 400 cars al. r ready engaged by parties who desilre household goods removed to this point before the 21st. The crowd has increased here to such proportions that persons who get their mail at the free delivery window at t the post office are compelled to form into a procceslion, and then it ls fre quently five or six hours before they can get to call for their mail. Assa consequence of this large influx of peo. pie here, real estate has commenced changing hands. The sales of Fatur. day amounted to $62.000. The Rock Island Is making groat preparations to handle its Oklahoma business, and will probably have from six to ten special trains leaving Mire souri river points on the 20th ard 21st Inst. The line will be open for bustl naes to Fold creek on the 20th, and the road will operate a stage line from that point to Kingfisher. TIlE JBREWERY EXPLOSION. A s"ull Confession Secured From E-. I Walktina elegate Fitzgerald. I NEw YortK, April 7.-The rxplosion h presumably that of a dynamite bomb, which occurred on the evening of Feb. I 8, in the area of David Stevenson's I brewery, which occupies the west side t of Tenth avenue from Thirty.ninth of I Fortieth streeth, has been found to be I the work of labor union men, four of I whom are now in custody at ioice headquarters. The explosive wjs placed in an area on the Thirty-ninth street side and lore sway a large piece f wall, but the so lidity of the mans ry prevented ex tensIve damage. By the arrest of tile perlpetrator, In spector Byrnes got to tile bottolm of the case, and one of the four men lie has in eharge has confessed his complicity with, and told of the guilt of lhe other three. Til'I : N I"i0 \ I :I: is Ilcery A. Fizerald, forrniuly walk ing delegate of the Ala and Porter Brewery i';mphloyes' f'rotective Associ ation, who comlipose le;al Aosemnbly No. 8390, embrneed in I)istrict Assem bly No. 11, Knights of Labor. The men whom he implicaite in his .onfeossion, and who are in custody, are Johnl O'Connell, president of the local assem. bly, Patrick F. Close and Thomas !tear don, members of the executive com mittee iof the local a~sicrnly. O'Connell was the prefidenlt if the executive committee and reduced Its members from nine to live whenlc hei undertook to bIring Stevenson to terms, i Stevenson, having discharged all union men, and refused to r-cemlloy alilly tint those who servi'retl Ihir c'onllr':ctlion with the union. Theli foIur lristllers constituted the executive cmtmnlniltte ait the time of the explosior. According to the story gathered fronll Ihl inlforl er' st tlemetit, this ctrlmiti1(e Wt'it Iahoutl to invent somero shrnlli whrrehy Sitevenson would beo by re-emll,ying its tumeluiber m d silis Scharging t10e ed) wirktlugenltn. The rfirst ilan illapproved of Iy i tho Scommittee was to senid uniortn titl, to Sthe brewery to aillly for work iltl lIau c that they were not attachled to Ih, ' union. The men who mnight c'ure ) employment under lil diilsguiiu wi-tr' g toI place groease in the betr Inti ale vat w whenever an olipiprltunllity tlT.r--l, sitl Slino this way dleslroy the trew. Several lapplicants thus advised visited illt I brewery, but were not given employ. ment. At a subacquenftmeeting of tbhiexe. cutive committee it was determined to appropriate $50 to contlnud the fight against lStvenson. Thellteon ratlied thes-action. -ow, the eonuptratoa I the execudtv eqpmIttee m. tairea by the failure of their ea p, eon6eived bthe pletd to o, ,"' brewery. Reardon and tOltterte. gated to see a pertoe, -tWbessau-me, though in the possession of the p4ol., is withheld, for ilntructlon as to the destructive.element ta~ (o used andl the method in which It should b operated. Theise two men f6llowed Iiditr~ifeOs and reported that thby had anedidaed in learning all that w was neeea , tn the use of an explosive with which they had been provided... . TIHE ENGINE OF DEaTayrt1tON, it was planned, should be egpl lde a i the engine-room. The oppe l y to reach the enginue-room was not btted the conspirators and they blesme In volved in a quarrel among thelselves, which delayed the use of thee ploelve. in carrying out the boycott aga3lst the brewery, Fitzgerald was ehblrged with nlactivity and was threatened with suspension from the poeltlon of Wealk iog delegate, which yielded him $IT 80 a week. He flnaly was ordered to hbe suspended, but antielpated the action by resigning. The explosion followed. Central offce detectivee, who have been on the case, learned recently, that O'Connell, who had been suspendedby Reardon as president of the union, sta ted at a meeting that p"it was one thinag to blow up a brewery and another to prove it." Inspector Byrnes, after securing Fits. gerald's contession, took him before the grand jury on Friday, where he re peated hie confeesion. Upon the evl. dence presented, the grand jury found indictments against O'Connell, Rear. don and Close, and IlCNCH WARtRANTS WERE ISSUED, for their arrest. O'Connell was taken from-work in the Long Island Brewery, Brooklyn, last evening by Detective Sergeants Von Grichteo and Handy. He describes himself as a married man, 44 years old, and a resident of No. 817 Bergen street, Brooklynt The other two, who were arrested at their homes, are entered on the police books as Patrick 8, Close, 40 years old, married, of 1141 East Forty-firat street, New York, and Thomas Beardon, -33 years, slongle, No. 301 West Forty-sixth street. The pedigree and residence of the In. former is kept concealed by the polloe. lieo is at present an Inmate of the hbooe of detention, held as a witness. The case will come up In general sessions court to-morrow, when the ,den will be called to plead to Indletments charging them with felony. ('alhouln Experiment Station. [Baton itouge Advocate.] The farmers of North Louisiana are alive to the Importance of the Experl ment Station located at Calhoun, and are striving to excite general interest among their follow planters. They will hold a grand mass meeting at the Mtation April 26th, for the purpose of extending their organization, and to the general Interest of planting in the State. Special antl excursiou trains will be run on that day, and a splendid programme has been arranged includ ing a mammoth barbecue. l)staln guished speakers will discuss "The Necessity of Agriculturgl dlucatlon in North Louislana." With all It pro. mises to be a red letter day in the his. tory of North luoulslana. The following gentlemen ili make adilresses on this occasion : Prof. Dayton W. lfarris, Claiborne; lion. A. A. (unby, ()uachita; Hon. II. 1'. Wells, Itichland; Iron. W. II. Jack, Natchitoches, lion. J. M. Stal Iungs, Lincoln; lion. E. E.. Kidd, J:ackson ; lIon. N. W. Warren, tiledn ville, lion. J. iI. Williams, Morehouse; tI. i). Newton, 1Eqrr., Lincolu. "Can (iross Culture be Made Pro fltshle in North Louislana?" discus s:al by lion. (i. A. Kiflgore, Naichi (toches, J. II. Stone, OS.q., Ouachita, 1L. M. Calhoun, IE.q., ()uachita. Addre~ses will also be made by (ov. Nicholls, (Col. .1. W. Nicholson and Major T. .1. Iirld. The public, and ese*cially the ladle', are cordially in vi'ted to attend. We wish our North Louislatna friends (lod's speed In the laudable ifflrt. in behalfflf a gratt cause. . Woilnai's Dli.scovery. 'Auiltlhter wontlerltul dliscovery ihas I been nimdlo nd list litoo by a lady In this coutly. I);s(sac fastened Ils clut ch't' ulpon her arid for seven years she withstood its noverent t'st, hut her i vital uorganst were unldermined andut dleath aecnedl Inmmntent. For three months she couglhed incenantlly asti coulld not 'leep. he bought of us a ,lttle of I)r. Klitng's New DI)iscovery fir (Cmonsumnl,ti Iu t11(1 WI5 sio much re lievcd tn takirkg first st'qoe that she slept till usight aii with (ine s title has tien mlirnitilltously ciird. 1ier naome is Mrs. luthhr i~t~z.''.'l' hus write W. C. Ifernrick & Co., ',f Shelbiy, N, C. S(;et a hIle trial hoitile at IDr. A. II. Shli)itr-' tdrllg store. The lprairtice uf hit.llilg -cretl sessions a for the coinsidier:titn of extL'eutive bus I ile's is a relic of what mniy the called uI ,atrli)mntna'ry r,eariJrkm,. -- I/ladael