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Secretary Bauron Tells the Commis
sion of the Injury Worked to His
Company by the New Interstate
Law— Other Alabamians Make On
slaughts on the Measure.
Mobile. April 30.—At to-day's session of
(he Interstate Commerce Commission repre
sentatives from Birmingham, with petitions
asking for a suspension of tlie fourth section,
were heard. J ames Baurou, Secretary and
Treasurer of the Tennessee ami Alabama
Coal, Iron and Railroad Company, was first
heard. He stated that the pig iron product
of Alabama was to-day 000 tons per day,
and that it would shortly be 1,000 tons
that there was no local consumption to
justify such product, and that it must seek a
distant market. The business of his com
pany was begun with informal contracts
extending over several years, under which
the railroads gave low rates in return for a
guarantee of steady business, and under
these contracts the railroad business had
steadily increased.
their sales cut way fiow.Y.
“Since the bill went into effect instead of
niß kin ’ sales of 000 tons we have made sales
of "not inore than 100 tons, and t hese mostly
for shipment by water-rates. The railroads
have adhered to their contracts with us.
We have been placed on the basis of the
most favored customer and we have had
many concessions made us. There were
causes by which the rates of transportation
of iron have been made contingent upon the
value of the iron market. We have shipped
by the train and half train load at a time.
Vt"e want relief in such form as the com
mission is able to give. If through rates
cannot be continued we want the temporary
suspension made permanent. All now suffer
seriously, there is nothing imaginary about
it ”
Cooler— What capital is invested?
Mr. Banron—This is gu aggregation of six
companies, v hose capital stock is <510,000,000
and bonded debt st>,ooo,ooo.
Judge Cooley—You mean that §10,000,000
capital has been put iu !
Mr. Baurou—Some stock has been sold at
a discount, but since that time some of the
monev earned has been appropriated to the
capital stock account-, and the two have
about evenly balanced each other. The
company was at first composed entirely of
Englishmen, some 200 men of the North
of England, and formed the Southern States
Iron and Furnace Company. The Sewanee
Compan v was composed of Tennessee men,
the Pratt Company of Tennessee and New
York gentlemen; the Alice of Alabama,
Tennessee and Kentucky men, and the Lynn
of Alabamians and Tennesseeans. The origi
nal Tennessee Coni and Railroad Company
embraced New York capital and is now
owned chiefly hi New York, after passing
through the hands of the Tennesseeans. Some
of the works are outside the limits of Bir
mingham. Some 10,000 people are employed
outside in portions of our work who could
not be counted as part of Birmingham. We
own 180,000 acres of coal lands. We have
invested in buildings and machinery not
lees than $5,000,000.
$10,000,000 INVESTED.
Mr. Cooley—Do I understand that $16,-
000,000 have been actually invested in lands
and property by your company?
Mr. Bauron—Yes, sir.
Mr. Cooley—Has the stock been subject to
changes in the market?
Mr. Bauron —Yes, It is listed in Wall
street. It went up to 110. To-day it is not
more than 45. This was the result of the
readjustment, bringing in new works and
bringing in other stock. The highest quota
tion after reorganization was 45. .Since
then there has been n steady decline. There
is no special reason for this except the gen
eral stagnation in the iron business. We
have not yet shut flown any of our business
liecauae we have hope that the law will not
be enforced.
Mr. Cooley—Do you think stagnation lias
lieen caused by the enforcement of the law
as to roads north of the Ohio?
Mr. Bauron—Most emphatically, I do.
Mr. Cooley—Have you cut down any on
this account !
Mr. Baurou—Not vet, sir. Now, as to
our business, we do it entirely on long con
Mr. Bauron here gave reasons for this,
and added that there has been r.o over
production durirg the last eighteen months.
Stocks, such as we make, are 80,000 to
‘•0,000 tons less than heretofore.
Mr. Cooley—As I understand you, as to
your business you expect to be crippled by
this act, but not by any over product of
Mr. Bauron—l know that. If I could say
I would deliver iron for three months or for
six monthsnt Si. Louis or Detroit at the old
rales of freight I know wo could sell from
0.000 io .yjUO pins inside of the next twenty
days, y e have competitors in New York,
-■pw England, Eastern Pennsylvania, in
Missouri, in Michigan, etc. These are leading
Mr. Cooley—Should not the cost of mak
ing iron at Birmingham be less than at those
competing points?
Mr. Buu on—You; expansion of eleven
1' id in the last few years is sufficient proof
oi that fact.
Mr. Cooley-—ls it because of these con
tracts with the railroads that you are able
PH* your products in these competing
Mr. Bauron— Yes, sir.
Judge Cooley--Do manufacturers in Mich
igan, Pennsylvania, etc., regard this as just.;
is not the tendency to drive them out of
Mr. Bauron—Legislation is designed to
produce the greatest goo: 1 for the greatest
number. Whatever their opinion, the con
sumer;. up there are fifty to one of the maim -
tacturers. and the consumers would hold up
i - lr hands and bless a commission which
should aid them to get cheap iron, needed
lor every kind of industry.
Mr. Cooley—Are not theae advantages
3 on us,; foe at the expense of tome other in
dustry of the same sort ?
-Mr. Bauron—l tliink not. The life of our
ironworks is of limited duration. All in
the East of late have Ix-en established with
ft view of risk, n.id 1 submit that the
enforcement of the local rate is to putawali
mound each State, a policy which might 1>
pially applied to each county, and prove
ftt length to bo preventive of true inter
fhoinas Ward, of the Birmingham roll
''JS piills; Thomas J. Mack, superintendent
1 ‘he Eureka furnace, near Birmingham,
tv-ii- President Williamson, of the
' iihainson Iron Company of Bir
mingham, made statements showing
m to their business that, would ensue from
me cnioreement of the fourth section of the
“cf. confirming all that had been said about
Paralysis "f trade produced by the onforce
fhe interstate commerce law. They
wild t.hut what the iron men want is to bo
en peo to make such terms with tlie roads
<s the roads ora willing to concede, the iron
o-n being well satisfied with what the rail-
WKls have done.
McKenzie, of the Dunham Lumber
"mpHny, submitted a jietition from tho
up|minted by the Southern Yel
‘•v line Lumber Manufacturers’ Aiwocia
iion. ip. was questioned by Mr. Ktnlilman,
fJ' I , *poke of the largo interests of tho
lumber men af Alnlrumn and Georgia and
u " [ t!l '’ territory of tlieir trade, lie
id t ley could get u throusu-yl<- North of
* duo, hut It in a UMCilbtoa? ion of local
ate* which makes tin; i-ut3 rule larger
dn t.ie business wilßßht. Sc alludeuto
’h” drain rate* fn-tfSßcld and St.
><* Kunxaa Citffl ail IMB rates being
Mr. Morrison— what road
7'rt use frem Ht. City!
Mr. McKenzie cou^
Mr. Morrison—Well, the main line from
St. Louis to Kansas City is altogether in
the State of Missouri and does not come
within the perview of the act, therefore the
rise of rates was not a consequence of this
law except that; the Missouri people may
liavasjjumped up the rate, taking ad vantage
o! the Occasion perhaps. We are not in a
position to grant relief in such cases.
Mr. Cooley—l understand that no rail
roads north of the Ohio river have asked to
be relieved from the operation of the fourth
Mr. Culp, being requested to do so. named
several roads north of the Ohio which re
fused to receive pig iron on the old rates.
Only three • have coma into the old rates
since the law was suspended as regards
Southern roads. These three are the Evans
ville and Terra Haute, Cincinnati, Hamilton
and Dayton, and Louisville, Evansville and
St. Louis. On all the others local rates have
been changed.
Maj. Proskauer, of the Mobile Cotton Ex
change, presented the petition of that liody,
asking the enforcement of the fourth sec
tion. He said: “The Cotton Exchange of
Mobile lias no desire to submit evidence, but
we have some statistics to show how the
trade of Mobile lias l>een diverted to other
places. AVe desire to state, as regards these
facts, that they show uot only
mismanagement oil the part of the
railroads, but discrimination also
against Mobile. The Cotton Exchange lias
taken the nosition that the’eompeting rate,
that is a through rate made iu order to meet
competition by a water route, should be first
made by the railroad and then submitted to
vour honorable commission for approval.
From this proposition the Cotton Exchange
has taken it for granted that this city wall
have water privileges that will have the
benefit of a through rate, provided the rail
roads see fit to compete with water routes.
“Heretofore the railroads have not only
competed with but have destroyed water
routes. Having accomplished their ruin
they immediately put up their rates again.
Wo have had from time to time competing
rates along railroads at the season of high
water in the rivers. We have had under
such circumstances exceedingly low rates.
The Cotton Exchange understands that un
der this bill, the roads will not be able to re
peat this operation. They will have the
power to redueo freights but will not have
the l ight to advance them again without
giving ten days notice, so that all parties in
terested can be heard before you on the sub
“You have not as yet heard from the
mercantile classes, but have heard much
from the side of railroads and from that
class which has a vague fear of the results
of a raise of rates. Meantime there are cer
tain things that ought to be brought to your
attiidtion. Coal is not cheaper than iu New
Orleans, though we are nearer the coal fields
than is New Orleans. Mobile by, reason of
her position, is entitled to control the South
American trade, and also to have the lead
ingcoal business on the Gulf; but railroad
competition with river rates from Pittsburg
has cut against us and given New Orleans
the advantage. Why do not our brothers
in the coal business compete against the coal
men on the other side of the Atlantic who
ship coal here at such cheap rates? It is
because they are engaged in a competitive
fight with Mississippi freight rates in the hope
of capturing New Orleans trade. The com
mission adjourned its session at the conclu
sion of Mr. Proskauer’s testimony to meet
in New Orleans Monday, and left on this af
ternoon’s train.
Washington, April 80. —Secretary
Mosely, of the Interstate Commission, has
received by telegraph application from the
Oregon Railway and Navigation Company,
asking to be relieved from the operation of
section 4. The petition represents that its
lilies connect with the Northern Pacific and
with the Union Pacific, and that with such
connection the petitioners’ lines form links
in through lines tx the Pacific. The peti
tioner is Informed that said section has been
suspended as to the lines aforesaid, and that
both said companies make rates to the Pa
cific coast, including transportation over
the lines of the petitioner.
Kt. Louis, April 80. — A local paper says
that now but two Eastern lines, the Vanda
lia and the Ohio and Mississippi, refuses to
gi ant passes, and in consequence are losing
newly ail their live stock traffic. They get
no stock at all from competitive points. It
is stated that the Vandalia, plainly seeing
the effect entailed by its isolated position, is
anxious to give such passes, and that its
Eastern connection, the Pan Handle road,
would join in. The Wabash is giving re
turn passes from Toledo and Indianapolis
awl St. Louis from Cleveland, and it is not
believed tiiat the other lines wiil long hold
ont in their refusal.
New York, April SO. —The new inter
state commerce iaw does not yet ran with
the facility of well oiled machinery. Little
hitches arc found oil some roads. The main
difficulty had been with the Baltimore and
Ohio road, which refused to come into the
agreement in regard to west-bound passen
ger rate-. The Baltimore and ()hio kept up
th;' old rate, but now it lias decided to come
in on the same terms as the other roads
The matter will lie arranged next Wednes
The Fight Between the Eastern and
Western Roads Still On.
New York, April 80.—The Evening Post
says: “The fight between the Western and
Eastern railroad companies about the pay
ment of commissions for the sale of tickets
continues in a quiet but dogged sort of way.
The trunk lines yesterday ordered that the
tickets of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa
I'e Railroad Company and the Hannibal and
Kt. Joe Railroad Company be taken off sale.
Tiiat means, if the order is carried out, that
no tickets can be bought at any trunk line
ticket, office to Kansas City or to any
mint, in Kansas, Colorado. Mexico or Cali
fornia, by way of Kansas City. Passengers
will only be able to buy such tickets at the
offices of the Western roads, or of their
agents. AVhen asked about this, Mr. Mal
colm, eastern agent, said that, as a matter
of fact, their tickets were stili on sale, but
it. was a matter of indifference to the com
pany, because, since the fight began, there
lias been no connecting link with their road,
Kansas (lily being practically cut off.
The Chicago and Northwestern road is
rtill paving commissions, but their tickets
are still kept on sal" by the trank lilies.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company this
morning issuisl oi tiers to their agents not
to s:4l t ickets to Chicago or Kt. Louis to
any representative of \\ owtem roads. The
Western men, of course, will send all the
IMRsoiigors they can by wane route other
than the Pennsylvania, nmi they think tiiat
the latter will fee the losor by their action.
The only outlet to the West the Eastern
trunk lines now Have is by the Chicago and
Northwestern rood. The Western roads
are stalling their passengers by the Ontario
nmi Western, Chc-vpeake and Ohio, and by
the Old Dominion Steamship Company.
Chicago. Acr-1 HO. —The Chicago, Bur
lington and Quincy railroad officials to-day
notified their associates in the Western Pss
sctigcr Association that commencing May 5
the Burlington nml will allow Eastern
lines to ai i. *n ito agent* under the conditions
prescribed In regard to the payment of
commissions. This action by the Burling
ton road is t In* first complete surrender won
bv the allied Eastern roads from any of the
AVestern lines that recently combined to
fight the great boycott.
Texas Still Too Dry.
Galveston, April 80. —Rniiorte of the
drought throughout the agricultural dis
tricis in Texas are daily assuming a more
serious qspeet. It would seem that the re
cent, telegrams tolling of copious ruins were
greatly exaggerated.
The Gallic Government Charged with
a System of Official Espionage on
Teutonic Movements to Which the
Germans Do Not Stoop-Real Signifi
cance of the Schnaebeles Incident
Copyrighted 1887 by the Armciaied Press.
Berlin, April 80.—The Budget Commit
tee of the Reichstag to-day adopted in the
form proposed by the government estimates
for the construction of barracks and lias
pitals, also the vote for strategetic railways,
and the vote for increasing the efficiency of
the army and the loan bill. AVhen the
Reichstag resumes its sitting on Thurs
day the committee will present a
report approving the whole budget
proposals of the government excepting the
artillery grant. Some discussion occurred
over tlio 52,000,000 marks devoted to render
ing the army better prepared to fight, and
suggestions were made to reduce the vote of
68,000,000 for strategetic railways, but the
ideas of economy were overruled by a con
viction that a collision with France cannot
long be postponed, for the release of M.
Schnaebeles only modifies the position so
far as justifying Prince Bismarck's diplo
matic position in demanding a cessation of
French official excitation to revolt in Alsace
Lorraine, and the stoppage of an organized
system of espionage throughout Germany.
Official circles consider that Germany has
a good claim to demand that France shall
cease from official intriguing in the German
provinces. It is believed that Prince Bis
marck is about to make urgent representa
tion that having proved good will in the
Schnaebeles ease France must now stop
offenses against the international law hv or
dering her officials to refrain from foment
ing treason in Alsace-Lorraine. If tne re
sponse of the French government to these
representations is not satisfactory the
Schnaebeles incident, it is thought, will be
come the starting point of the greatest
events of tho century.
The Cologne Gazette publishes a list of
French agents who have been arrested anti
convicted in Germany, and defies tlie French
government to adduce a single case where a
German government agent has been con
victed of espoinage in France.
Hitherto, the paper adds, the French
government agents who were ar
rested have been liberated after a short
detention. The case of the Danish captain,
Saruw, the poetKazewski, and the Belgian,
Janssen, do not apply to the French. A re
cent instance of tlie leniency of the German
government is the case of Lieut. Leteiiier,
who was caught at Carlsruhe, having in his
possession plans of the fortress and sketches,
and who was liberat'd after his guilt had
been fully established. This course on the
part of the government has been the rule
toward other Frenchmen, but further obser
vance of the rulo, the ;Gazette declares, is
Tlie Kreus Zeitung represents that the in
creased irritation among all classes in Ger
many must impel the government to ask
France to offer a trustworthy guarantee
that Germany shall in the future be pro
tected against officially permitted espionage.
Paris, April 80. — M. Schnaebeles who
was released from prison yesterday by or
der of Germany, and who at once departed
from Metz, where he was incarcerated, ar
rived at midnight at Pagny-Sur-Moselle,
where he had lieen arrested. His wife and
son met him at the station, where were also
assembled the whole populace of
the town, headed by all the officers
of ‘the municipality. M. Schnaebeles was
ovated by the crowd, who cried out: “Vive
is France!” “Vive Schnaebeles!” After a
. hort stay M. Schnaebeles proceeded to
Paris. He declined to bo interviewed by
members of the press. He declared that lie
had been well treated by the Germans.
Paris newspapers appear to lie nearly
all well pleased by the manner in
which the Schnaebeles affair lias been set
tled, and pronounce it an honorablo settle
ment. They praise the prudence and fair
ness displayed by M. Flourens, Minister
of Foreign Affairs in his conduct of
France's side of the i-ase. A majority of
the papers draw from the incident a lesson
that in the, future France must redouble her
vigilance in order to avoid surprises of the
kind caused by the arrest of M. Schnaebeles.
According to the Itepublique Francaixe,
all the French prefects have been instructed
to prevent people in their respective districts
-from using the occasion of M. Sehnnelieles’
liberation for making anti-German demon
strations. M. Schnaebeles reached Paris this
afternoon. Ho at once called upon Premier
Goblet and had an interview with,him, in
which he reaffirmed the story of his arrest
as originally told. It is again asserted that
M. Schnaebeles will be relieved of his post
of commissary at. Pagny-Sur-Moselle and
that he will be retired on a (tension.
La France is soliciting donations of one
franc each toward the purchase of a dia
mond cross for Schnaebeles. Eleven mem
bers of the Gautsch family head the sub
scription list.
Home, April 80.—The Vatican has noti
fied France that Gen. Boulanger’s military
law, which refuses exemption from military
service to youths or men studying for the
priesthood, is an infringement "on the Con
Notes From the Fatherland.
[Copyrighted 1887 by the Axxociated Press.]
Berlin, April 80.—The Reichstag com
mittee on the bill relating to artificial but
ter has adopted a motion tiiat the artificial
article must be called not butter but oleo
margarine, and must, not bejcolored to imi
tate genuin • butter. The flue for violation
of the act, which was originally 150 marks,
has been raised to 1,000 marks. The new
law is to go into operation in October.
An analysis of the returns for the recent
elections of mombers of the Reichstag
issued liy the bureau of statistics show that
the candidates comprising the government
majority obtained a total of 8,617,816 votes,
whereas the minority polled 8.010,285 votes.
Tlie majority owe their position to uneqnal
distribution of the electoral areas.
Stormy Moating' of Liberal Unionists
Over Amendments to tlio BUI.
London, April 80.— The meeting of Lilie
ral Unionists, called to consider certiun pro
posed amendments to the Irish crimes act,
assembled at tlie city residence of the Mar
quis of Harrington to-day. Tb meeting
was very stormy owing to divergence in
opinion as to many of the details of the bill.
Several pronent left tlie meeting before its
William OJBrien, editor of United Ire
land, who proposes to deliver a series of
addresses in < 'onada on the subject of the
Lmsdowmi evictions, will suil for America
to-morrow, la an interview to-day he said
he believed that Lord Lansdowne may possi
bly propone r compromise at the last mo
ment. Mr. O'Brien is confident of receiv
ing i'uir play from tho Canadians.
Italy Denies tho Alarmbig Rumors.
London, April 80.—The Italian govern
ment denies the report received at Cairo
I front MasHowah f tho effect that e battle
luid bran fought between a large I tody of
' Ahyaeinians and the force of Italians which
| was advancing oil Keren. An official denial
I is also given to tile statement that tho gov-
I eminent, owing to the receipt of alarming
intelligence from Massowali, had ordered
| throe battalions to reinforce flip garrisons
I there.
A Belief That all Danger of Attempts
to Lynch Is Over.
Louisville, April SO.— Everything was
quiet this morning about the jail and court
house square. The meeting agreed upon by
the mob leaders last evening did not ma
terialize, and it is generally lsdinvod t hat, all
danger is ovor. Turner and Patterson spent
a miserable night. They refused to eat, and
could not sirs']). They Were called upon by
three ministers, who endeavored to'pacify
them, but only partially succeeded. During
the night the prisoners were visited by
numerous citizens, who out of curiosity
wanted to see them and hear what they had
to ,->av. When Turner was asked if Patter
son was guilty he would reply in the affirma
tive, and Patterson never failed to reply
that it was not true.
A dispute would then begin, each swear
ing that lie was right and the other wrong.
When they were told that, tha militia had
appeared, thev grew quieter. The state
ment published by one of the papers, indi
cating that Patterson was üble to prove an
alibi, is not generally believed.
Jennie Bowman continues in the same
dangerous condition. She was resting easier
this morning, under the influence of opiates,
but it was still thought that, she cannot re
cover. The alleged attack at 12 o’clock tiiis
morning did not amoiuit to anything, the
militia not taking part. A howling crowd
of boys threw some stones at the police, and
numerous arrests were made, but no one was
seriously hurt.
The mob spirit has about exhausted itself,
and the at tention of everybody is now upon
the alleged alibi of Patterson. An after
noon paper publishes a detailed account of
the movements of Patterson upon the day of
the crime, with corroborative evidence,"
which appeal’s to throw serious doubt upon
the guilt of the man. Nothing conclusive
can, as yet, be deduced, how
ever. The negro’s contradictory
statement ftrat given may have
-been made when he was so scared and
frightened that what he said was not relia
ble, but many people believe that, there is
collusion between the prisoner and some of
the witnesses. At all events the alibi claim
ed by Patterson, and which is urged as con
clusively proven by some of the papers, lias
laid the effect of emphasizing the necessity
of leaving the case in the hands of the law.
That this will be doue there is no longer any
doubt. The militia remain on guard again
There is no trouble expected. Jennie
Bowman is slightly better this evening.
Five Cars Hurled Into a Ditch With
Loss of Life.
Steele, Dak., April 30.— A westbound
passenger express train on the Northern
Pacific railroad jumped the track to-day
about 1 o’clock near Driscoll Station, and
precipitated five of the coaches into n ditch.
The train was running on a heavy down
grade, and the heat of the sun, which had
been something unusual here at this season,
had warped the rails. The engine and ex
press ear passed over in safety, but the five
oars following left the track anil turned bot
tom upward in the ditch. Two of the
coaches were loaded with two companies of
the Seventh United States Cavalry, en
route for Fort Yates and Buford. The
other three were filled with immigrants and
firat-elass passengers, mostly bound for the
Pacific coast.
Following is a list of the killed and
Killed: VV. O. Breed, Faribault, Minn.
He was accompanied by his family, en route
for Washington Territory. Mr. Breed’s
family were uninjured.
The wounded are: C. 11. Gray, of Ells
worth Falls, Me., cut in the arm aud head:
Miss Gertrqde Hill, of Bozeman, Mont,.,
bally hurt internally; W-. H. Roobell Assist
ant Superintendent of the Northern Pa
cific telegraph lines, legs badly smashed and
doubts of his recovery: H. B. Scott, Seventh
Cavalry, of Fort Buford, jaw broken: Al
bert Wolf, Seventh Cavalry, of Fort Yates,
and John C. Keily of Fort Buford, injured
internally but not seriously.
Dr. John llajcourt, of Steele, was on the
train, but escaped injury, and at once set
about attending the wounded. He tele
graphed here for his brothel’, Dr. W. C.
Ilai’court, of Chicago, who was visiting
hei-e, and the latter was at once conveyed to
ihe wreck on a hand car. Only the (lining
car and sleeper remained on the rails. It is
surprising, under the circumstances, that a
score of jieople were not killed.
Colliding Trains Kill One Man and In
jure Two Others.
Pottsville, Pa., April 30.—This after
noon on the Philadelphia and Reading rail
road, at Mintzer’s station, about two milts
north of Tamaqua, a long freight train,
with one engine pulling and one pushing,
was going north, and in rontiding a curve
collided with a loaded coal train. The
crash was tremendous. Both engines were
wrecked and the box-cars of the freight
train were shattered almost from
end to end, scattering merchandise
in every direction. Brakeman Pruett,
aged 2(1, was oil the engine and instantly
killed. Fireman McAfTee, aged 30, married
and living at Tamaqua, had a leg crushed
and is believed to lie otherwise injured. The
engineer of the coal train was severely hurt.
The pecuniary Joss to the company is very
heavy. The responsibility for the”accident
is charged to Assistant Dispatcher Scott, of
Tamaqua, in giving conflicting running
orders to trains. Scott has disappeared.
A Portland Girl Leaves a Strange Note
for Her Father.
Portland, Me., April 30.—A sensational
suicide occurred on Green street at 2 o'clock
this morning, the victim being Miss Alice
Cobb, aged 24 years, daughter of Alvin
Cobb. It is stated that for some time the
girl has shown signs of insanity. This
morning the girl's father heard a shot in her
room, and, upon entering, found her dead,
with a bullet through her heart. The fol
lowing note was fastened to the wall:
“I um not cra/.v, but my health
is broken. A dead woman’s curse on all
who have wronged me. Father wants me
to die. I will do so. But if my spirit -can
come back I will haunt him until he dies.
Take my letters to Maggie for her to burn.
lam weary of living and suirering. Father
has driven me to it. Alice.”
Mr. Cobb said his daughter was unques
tionably crazy und had beeu so for some
Dcaorves Hanging.
Hartford, Conn.. April 30.—George
Cowles, a fanner of Wethersfield, last night
discovered a tramp in Iris ham lighting a
mutch. He ordered the tramp out, but the
fellow sei/.ixl a pitchfork and drove Cowles
from the barn and thou scattering hay about
deliberately set fire to tbe building. The
barn was totally destroyed, together with
four cows, hay, jiigs, etc. Cowles called his
neighbors nuii they pursued the tramp, who
was '-rippled by a buckshot wound, and was
finally captured, thought he had to lx*
(dubbal to keep him still. He was lodged
in jail.
St. Louia Boodlsrs.
Ht. Louts, April 30.—Six more indict
lncnts for complicity in the election fraucuN
last fall were returned by the United States
grand jury this afternoon and the jury was
discharged. Be vend of the men indicted
yesterday voluntarily came forward to-day
and gave iionds, and two others were arrest
ed. All gave bait in th“ sum of $2,000 each.
April’s Debt Decrease.
Washinoton, AprilBo.—lt Is estimated
at the Treasury Department to-day that the
debt, decrease for April amounts to $21,500,-
000. ** —s'
Owners Unacquainted with the Law
Forcibly Oppoao tho Authorities—
Police Crack Several Skulls String
ent Measures Being Taken to Stamp
Out the Disease.
Chicago, 111., April 80.— A special dis
patch from Helena, Mont., says: “Gov.
Leslie will proclaim quarantine on cattle in
Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Pennsyl
vania, Maryland, Delaware, the District of
Columbia, Virginia, Vermont ond Texas.”
A local paper says pleura-pneumonia, ac
cording to the statistics of the State, is more
prevalent in Chicago and vicinity than ever
before. It has been found necessary to
quarantine the district between the lake
and Dis Plaines river, lying north of Twenty
second street, including tho towns of Lake
view and Jefferson, and to establish n patrol
or watch system to prevent the smuggling
of cattle past the quarantine limits.
Within the quarantined district the most
stringent measures for stamping out the
plague have been adopted. Diseased cows
nave been slaughtered by hundreds, infected
burns have been disinfected, and even dis
.stroyed in some cases. Since the first, dis
covery the disease has been spreading slowly
despite these measures. It ha* become an
epidemic, and apparently can only lie eradi
cated by sacrificing all the cattle that have
been exposed to it. The lave Stock Com
mission are working under the new law,
which gives the right to slaughter cattle as
soon as they are pronounced diseased, if
they hail had such powers hist fall when the
plague first appeared, the chairman says, it
could never have spread through the city.
Yesterday tlie count of the veterinarians
showed tiiat 2,00!) cows had been slaugh
tered. Two hundred and seventeen cows
were taken from the swill trouakxot the
Empire distillery sheds at one I uNfeatayrmi
to tue Archer avenue stable and MHBHMpi
work is being done under the hii Awnt’-'
the veterinary surgeons, who
itod discretionary powers. EuJHHMri •
appraised before dicing slaudwW^M-1
these claims arc promptly
nfission. All animals iiiHpcdlVjbfep iux<
marked with a tag. A good
was experienced by tho veterljHHßlßiea
they undertook to corral and tag"tfMtKnhnt
are running loose on account of the deter
mined opposition of the owners of the herds.
The latter are mostly ignorant farmers
and could not understand that measures
were being exercised for their benefit, but
armed themselves with rifles und drove the
vetemarians off The pol ice were called upon
to protect them, and the tagging and Inspec
tion was accomplished, though not until
half a dozen skulls had lieen cracked and as
many arrests made. Chairman I’earson
says the present outbreak of the disease is
traceable to the distillery shed last fall. It
was brought to Chicago from Geneva, 111,,
where it made its appearance three or four
years ago, and came to Illinois from Mary
land and New York through shipments of
blooded cattle.
He Leaves the Bulk of His Estate to
His Son.
Milwaukee, April 30.—-'The will of Alex
ander Mitchell, the millionaire banker, was
made public to-day. No approximation of
the value of the estate is made, and tlie
terms of the will avoid the filing of an in
ventory, so that tho exact wealth left by
Mr. Mitchell will never he known, it
is believed to lie from $15,000,000
to $25,000,000. Tlie entire property,
real and personal. is left to his
only son. John L. Mitchell, after deducting
the following legacies: Mra. Martha
Mitchell, widow, $20,000 and the homestead,
valued at $500,000, and $500'.000 annually;
David Mitchell, grandson, $100,000; Mrs.
Isabella Mackie, of Milwaukee, a niece,
$25,000; seven liequests to public charities,
aggregating $50,000; Jessie Mitchell, of
Aberdeen, 'tootiaml, his sister, SSOO a year.
A Woman Kills Her Child and then
Awaits Death Herself.
Racine, WiS., April 30.—Mrs. Michael
Brown was found dying and her adopted
child dead in their home yesterday. The
house liad been locked and its curtaius
drawn since last Monday, and it was sup
posed that they had gone away, Yesterday
afternoon tlie mail carrier pee}>ed through
the bedroom window and saw Mrs. Brown
and her child lying upon the bed. The
former was breathing heavy. Hr suspected
that something was wrong and notified
a policeman, who brake ojieii the door. An
investigation proved tiiat, Mrs. Brawn had
poisoned herself and child. Tho latter hail
lieen dead three days. At last accounts tlie
woman was alive.
The Jurora Deny Charges of Having
Been Guilty of Illegal Conduct.
Winchester,Va., April 30.—Judge Clark
has directed that the jury in the case of
Ridenour, who stands convicted of the mur
der of young Bray, shall bo summoned lie
fore Tuesday, when an investigation will is*
made of the charges stated in the affidavit
tiiat they conversed with persons awuy from
the hearing of the Hheriff. and also received
letters, ana were guilty of other conduct
not In accordance with the law. After this
investigation the Judge will render his de
cision on the motion for anew trial.
Counter affidavits from the jury, Sheriff
and deputies have been presented to the
court denying each and every charge brought
by the friends of the prisoner.
The Kennebec Higher than It Has
Been for Years.
Watervillk, Me., April 80.—Up to
noon today rain has lieen falling for thirty
six hours, and the water* in the Kennebec
river had risen to a greater height than had
been known for eighteen years. Two mil
lion logs at Somereet Mills broke loose arid
are floating out to sea. Many buildings
along the river bank are afloat, and tho
water was still rising at the rat*' of six
inches per hour. The damage cannot fail to
be great.
Lynched for Thievery.
Proctor, IV. Va., April 30.—The liodies
of three negro brothers, named (Sylvester,
were found hanging to a tree on the road
six miles east of here yesterday. Fnch liody
Isirca placard, on which was written “Nig
ger thievery must be broken up.” The
fanners In tne neighlmrhood have suffered
depredations nt tho hands of unknown per
sons, and it seems they finally settled on the
Sylvesters as the guilty one*. No arrests
have been made.
Suicide After Breaking a Promise.
Nashville. April 80.—Yesterday after
noon Rilward E. Humuels, a prominent St.
Louis merchant, jumped tram a bridge in
this city iid* i the river. Ho was reecued by
wan i men in a ennooand removed to Eves
Hospital, where he died at 8:80 o’clock this
morning. Before he died he said that his
reason ior attempting suicide was that he
had broken a promise made to his wife that
ha would drink no more intoxicating liquor.
Pun Handle Prisoners Indicted.
Pittssurg, Anril 80.- Tmo bills were
found to-day against thirteen of the Pan
Handle railroad employe*, arrested on a
cliurge of jobbing freight. The, com-s will
nrobably come up some time next week.
Several Nice Points at Law Arising
Out of Criminal Cases.
Atlanta, Ga., April MO. —J. p. McNally,
of Augusta, for whom the Governor of
South Carolina has issued a requisition,
growing out of the Blackwood kidnapping
case, lias forwarded to the executive office
copies of the record showing the ponding
prosecution against him in Augusta upon
which he claims ho cannot be reached now
by the requisition. It appears that McNally
was arrested April 21 on ft warrant charg
ing him with the larceny of a setter dog
Jan. 21, the property of Ottman tranter.
The requisition was made April 28, and it
was known that it would he made weeks be
fore. The showing is regarded here with
suspicion as a sharp dodge Uf evade justice.
The George Daniel habeas corpus case w as
heard before) Judge Marshall Clark to-day
Daniel is a convict., serving out a sentence.
He was convicted of Vmrgulary on atrial
held before Judge Richard H. ('lark of the
Stone Mountain Circuit, in the basement iu
the Fulton county oourt house, while the
Judge of this circuit wits hearing court up
staii-s. The Supreme Court aflbmed the ver
diet. After Daniel was sent to the peniten
tiary his lawyer decided that his conviction
before Richard H. Clark was illegal, liecause
Judge Marshall Clark, of this circuit, was
then holding court in the court house. Ho
sited out a writ of halsiaus i-orpus. Judge
Clark dismissed the writ to-day and stated
that it was a question for the Supreme
Court. There are sixty convicts now in the
penitentiary who were convicted in a simi
lar manner.
Joseph Hirsch, President of the Georgia
division of the Travelers’ Protective Asso
ciation, announces that the annual conven
tion, to lie held in Macon May 10 and 17, is
postponed to May 28 and 24.
Capt. English, for the lessees of peniten
tiary companies 2 and 3, to-day paid the
Treasurer $14,000 37, the balance of the con
vict Im c due the State for the year ending
April 1. Senator Brown hail already paid
$10,333 03.
The following damage suits were filed to
day In tho United Slates Circuit Court
against the East Tennessee, Virginia and
Georgia railroad:
Charlie Dees, a train hand, who was
knocked oil' a car by a bridge built too near
the track and seriously hurt, wants #25,000.
Mrs. Lula Ketchem, whose husband, a
freight conductor, was killed in a collision
near Rome Feb. 11 last, wants #20,000.
Judge Woetcott’s Funeral-Republi
cans Win at DeLand.
Tallahassee, Fla., April 30.---Judge
James D. Weeeott was buried from the
Episcopal church to-day. Gov. Perry and
Associate Justice Raney wore among the
pall-bearers. The services were attended by
the members of the Legislature, the execu
tive and judicial officers of the State anil a
large numljer of citizens. Many mem Ism's
of the Legislature have gone home to ejieud
Hunday, and the city is quiot, with no Sena
torial excitement.
DeLand, Fla., April 80. - 1 n to-day's
city election the full Republican ticket
was elected, with one exception.
Following Is the list: Mayor, F. S. Good
rich; Marshal, William H. George; Clerk,
Silas B. Wright; Aldermen, J. Ross, Walter
Crib-hell, ana the vote between J. D. Owen
and R. S. Conaway i-esulted in a tie.
Gainesville, Fla., April 30. —Chari 'sand
Elbe Bailey, two brothers, members of an old
and highly resieetcd family, hud a personal
difficulty this evening, and Istth used their
pistols. Charles was killed instantly and
Kllie is mortally wounded, being shot
through the stomach. The difficulty is of
long standing, Elbe having left the home
stead to avoid trouble with Charles.
He Goes to the Chattahoochee Brick
Yard to Begin His Term.
’ TWHUITBiU, Ga., April 30.--Wilson
Palmer, the convicted burglar, was taken
this morning by a penitentiary guaitl to
Capt. English's camp at the Chattahoochee
brick yard. He was heavily chained and
gave no indications of any attempt to es
cape. Several futile efforts have been made
since bis incarceration here to get Palmer's
photograph. Photographer Clark to-day
succeeded in getting one while Palmer was
talking to the guard before entering the
train. The Chattahoochee brick yard is
barfly safe enough for such a bird as Pal
mer, anil he will likely be carried to the
Dade coal mines before long, if ho don’t af
fect his escape before that time. The officers
here predict that be will not remain in the
penitentiary three montlis.
Secretary Manning In Fine Spirits
When He Left Him.
Washington, April 30.—Treasurer Jor
dan returned here this morning and re
sumed his duties at the Treasury. He says
he saw ex-Secretary Manning before he left
Loudon on April 21, and was much en
eouraged at his condition. A severe cold
from which he was suffering had entirely
disappeared, and his spirits were of the host,
it is Secretary Manning's intention to sail
for New York about June 1 and to enter
upon his duties as President of the Western
National Bank. Mr. Jordan says that his
resignation has not yet. been acted upon by
the President, but he expects it to he ac
cepted in a few days. The new bank is to
be opened on May 10. He has no informa
tion in regard to the appointment of his
The Ship Mary L. Cushing Going to
Pieces on Block Island.
Newport, It. 1., April 30.—The ship Mary
L. Cushing went ashore on Block Island
this morning. The Cushing left New York
On Thursday last for Hong Kong with
511,000 eases of kerosene. Oil Isiard were
the captain, two mat's, carjienter, steward,
cook, eighteen seamen and the captain’s
wife anil daughter. The vessel struck
heavily on the risky bottom near the Life
Saving Btation, wide running under full
sail. Several of the crew wore thrown
down. She l>egrm including heavily, and at
!) o'clock bilged and filled rapidly. Pieces
of the keel ls-gan to come up, showing that
she was undergoing a severe strain. All
hands were t aken oft.
A Church Burned.
Amesii’-rv. Mass., April 80.—The Pond
Street Methodist church was fired by an in
cendiary tills morning and destroyed. The
loss is #12.000. The insurance is $4,500.
London, April 30. —The Swiss village of
Silts, near Thusis, in the Canton of Orisons,
has been dost soy rf by Arc.
Col. Way at Washington.
Washington, April 30. —Consul General
Charlton H. Way was at, the State Depart
ment to-day receiving instructions prepara
tory to his departure for Ht. Petersburg.
Racing at Memphis.
Memphis, April 30.—T0-day'-s racing
events hero ware as follows:
First Race- One-half mile: In heats. Hin
doo Rose won the sret and third heats anil race,
amt Evak took the second lira#. Time 5(^4,51 he,
SKOOKD Rack Three-quart ere of ■ mile, lz)-
laihl won. with False Note second and Bertha C.
third. Time 1:11).
THIRD Rack One-half mile. Anibnn won,
with Ivanboe second and Banister third.
Time sk.
Pointtm Race- < 'nr and One-sixteenth miles.
Spaulding won. with Ht. Valentine second amt
Jem Nave third. Time t:52.
Fieth Racs Steeplechase over the short.
| course, Aurellan won, with Tennessee second
> and Osceola third. Time SS;S2V4.
State Senator Minnear's Request that
the Charge that He was Bribed to
Vote for Camden be Investigated
Bearing Fruit—The First Witness
Acknowledges Himself a Rascal.
Charleston, W. Va., April 30. At the
close of the last session of the Legislature
charges were preferred against Senator Min*
near, accusing him of having been influ
enced for a consideration to vote for Mr.
Camden, the Democratic candidate for nv
election to tho United States Senate.
This charge was made by Senator Dawson,
and nothing was done with the matter
then. The Legislature having met in extra
~sion Mr. Mi linear deni atu leil a sjieedy'ex
amination. A commit tee of throe Senators,
Messrs. Horn mervi lie. Flournoy and Dawson,
was appointed to inquire into the matter.
Thu committee met to-day, witnesses having
ben summond.
Shelton Reger, of Tucker county, from
which place Senator Minuear was elected,
testified that as a personal friend he had
visited the Senator at his home and learned
that a letter from tho Republican Cen
tral Committee had been sent to
the Republican members of the
Legislature alleging that Senator
Camden was using ins money to lie re-elect
ed United States Senator by electing nictu
liern of the Legislature in ways that wets*
dark. Tho w itless obtained a copy of the
letter, immediately reporting to United
States Collector of Revenue McGraw ami
to Mr. Camden, offering a copy for consid
eration, whereupon he was told that only
tho original was worth anything.
Ho again visited Mr. Minnear’s home, awl
there purloined the letter, a facsimile oC
which npiieared in tho Wheeling Regmlrr.
He further admitted that ho eanie hero and
bargained with three mom hers of the Legis
laturo to vote for Mr. Camden, for which
they were gu> rnceive #5,000. The
money, he said, was raised by
Republicans, whose names he refused
to give, to pry them, and votes were to lift
cast when lie stood on the table in the pages*
room in the House of Delegate and wiped
his nose as a signal that, the money waH
ready for them and would lie jiaid. Mr.
Camden said to him that if these men voted
for him he (Camden) “would prosecute ma
And them. For this reason I did not give
the signal agreed upon, and for this reason
the votes were not cast for Mr. Camden.”
Ho dot-lined to say again who the member*
were, or who was to furnish the money, hub
said it was not Mr. Camden. After tin*
publication of this famous letter the witness
said he gave it to Senator Camden, directed
to Mr. Minnear’s wife. When asked wlmb
lie got for this letter, tho witness said he re
ceived his exjiensoH and a check for SBO, and
sub - qitently #2O more was paid him in Wash
ington by Mr. McGraw.
Tlie committed adjourned until Mouday,
at, which time the investigation will be con
The witness is subject to epileptic fits, and
had one after giving his evidenco in that
committee room.
Michigan’s bribers.
East Saginaw, Mich., April 30.—Al
though the legislative bribery investigation
ivuilted in the expulsion of Milo H. Dakin
from the House ol Representatives, it seem*
Hiat the end is not yet. It seems
that Dakin, who was elected as a Labor
didale, will is- expelled from the
Labor. it is also asserted that
Sh ••-LI- ton was mixed up in the
will !*■ compiled to resign. ”3
Waltert Threaten to Strike nRdHH|
Umployora Grant a.u Advancjttil
Chicago, Aj/il 30.—Six hundred iflH
7(K) wuitors of Cliieago hi-l.i a
eight to i!<-t<- rn >•:.■ ■ I Itev uouUH^?*
augurate a str.Ue. Six hmiilrcd are SR
here of tU Knights ot Labor, and
iMinding iO jier cent. increase in wagc^H
At a meeting of the nailers’
Knights of Lalior, this evening,
mitteeinen who bid cm Ire on
lor an answer to the waiters’
firt that over this- fourths of
proHis'ti\e strikers had gamed their
A few large restaurants hiv
and their waiters arc under instruct
quit at 5 o'clock Monday afteraoou.
Detailed reports to uie Bakers’ Umo*l ffis
dicated that the workmen of that craft had
also l>een successful to a large extent.
The Hod Carriers’ Union were not simi
larly favored. At a late hour the officer*
were able to point to a few contractors only
who showisl any signs of succumbing. A.
mass meeting of 5,000 members of the union
will be held to morrow to consider whether
it is advisable to carry out the threat to
Stove Foundries to Resume.
Chicago, April 30.—1 tis asserted to-day
that two of the largest stove foundries here
will follow the plan of the Pittsburg firms
and start, up Monday with their apprentice*
and those journeymen who are willing to
work, Theinotder* will be required to han
dle the boycotted St.. Louis patterns.
Cincinnati, April 30. —Too local union
of iron 1111)1110111 has rebelled against tha
authority of the national union and has de
termined to resume Monday Rt the old rated.
A Now Scale.
PITTHBERO, April 30.—The wiigo seal*
adopted at the miners’ interstate conven
tion, bold at Columbus, 0., last February,
will go into effect Monday, The scale ad
vances wag** sc. per ton.
A later dispatch says the Executive Com
mittee of the Knights of Uibor have decided
to join witii the Amalgamated Association
in the demand for an ndvanre. This action
leaves the question of a strike in the hands
of thy ojaratoix. It. is generally accepted
that If they offer 5 per cent, that a strlkd
will be averted.
Ready to Btrike.
Everson, Fa., April 38.-—The Miners'
Amalgamated Association of the coke re
gions met hero to day to consider the award
of Umpire Jackson, of the coke arbitration
txiard. It was decided to accept the award
to date, and to make anew demand for
2 1-2 per cent, advanco in wages, the alter
native to be a strike. A committee was
appointed to confer with the Knights of
Lalior miners, and if lsiesible, secure thai*
co-o[ieration. Over 1,300 men ate repre
Silver Chasers Satisfied.
New York, April 30.—'The striking fibres
chasers in the employ of the Whiting Corn
puny, in East Fourth street, settled their
differences with their employers to-dav,
and will return to work on Monday. The
strike has lasted for six weeks, and oc
curred because of the employment of more
apprentices by the firm than the chaser*
thought were required.
Engineers Murmuring.
Rochester, N. Y., April 31.—A strike ii
threatened by the engineers of the New
York Central roail, Uwause of certain or
ders which will tend to break up the present
homes of the men.
Greek Officers Doomed to Die.
Athens, April 80.—A court-martial ha#
sentenced to death throe off cere for treach
ery, in having surrendered to tlie Turk#
dtiring the frontier fight, and acquitted five
others, charged with the same oifense.
StarkeviHe’s New Bank._
Washington. April 30. —The Firet N%
tional Bank uf StarkeviHe, Miss., has iieec
authorized to begin busino* with a capita'
of *150.000.

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