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1 J H ESTILL. Editor and Proprietor. | V TANGLE HARD TO UNTIE THE HOUSE TAKES A RECESS WITH PEACE IN PROSPECT. j r Taylor Submits a Proposition Which Apparently Finds Favor With the Members— Several Efforts t to Compromise Made During the Day Frustrated by Mr. Reed. Wshisgto.n, April 7.—The House met his morning at 11:30 o’clock in continuation ,f "Wednesday's session. Mr. Blanchard, of Louisiana, as a ques jon rf privilege, presented the conference eport on the House bill authorizing the lurchase of lands needed in the work of the mpr v-’iiaent of Cumberland river, Tennes pe This bill was amended in the Senate bas to make it general in its provisions nd to provide for the purchase or con pmnation of lands or material whenever i ter river and harbor improvements, lie House conferees accede to the Senate ri-v Itnen'sand so report. The report was meed to, V. B. Taylor, of Ohio, having demanded be regular order, the Speaker stated that hi* pending question was upon the motion if Mr Taylor, that the House resolve into ommittee of the whole oil the direct tax nils. Sir. Oates, of Alabama, was on hand ijth a motion for a recess till 5 o’clock, rtich was supplemented by Mr. Weaver, if lowa, to substitute 4 o’clock, and was nli further supplemented by Mr. Broekin idge substituting 3 o’clock. The fifth day if the contest was, therefore, formally ipened without signs of weakening on ither side. an attempt to compromise. At the conclusion of one roll call Mr. )atrs inquired whether the friends of the lill would permit three hours’ debate upon t without condition. In reply Mr. Reed formulated the prnpo ition of the friends of the measure. They rere ready, lie said, to grant any time rhich might be required for full and coni lete debate, desiring simply that the previ ms question should be considered ns ordered nd a vote be taken on the passage of the ill at some definite time. Mr. Oates suggested that that was suh tantiallv the same proposition which had rviously been offered. Mr. Reed admitted that it was substan ially the same, and said that bo was happy estate that the friends of the hill had been erfeotly willing to do the reasonable thing oni first to last. A DEAD OPEN AND SHUT. Mr. Oates said that the gentlemen on the tber side were conscious of their power to ote down every amendment and pass the ill, leaving its opponents no opportunity o compromise. All legislation proceeded n the idea of a compromise, and if he greed that the previous question should he nl-red on the bill in advance, all the ma : ntv would have to do would l>e to sit still nd vote down every amendment. Mr Rood replied that under the const it u on the majority was competent to decide hat amendments it would adopt, what mmulments it would reject, what bills it ould pass, and what bills it would refuse ipass. His proposstion simply exercised lat constitutional right. RIDING ROUGH SHOD. Under the constitution, legislation was if n sult of the majority, and not the result fine yielding of 1(1' 1 members to sixty-two imfi ors on a question v. hioh the House was erfn-tly competent to deal with. The mi Tit v was eager to allow any amount of Mine, and any number of amendments, f the amendments were adopted the mat- T would go into conference, if not, the bill ould pass as it stood, and would a-s by virtue of having a majority of the ipresentativos of the people of the United tates in favor of it. He had made bis reposition, and it seemed to him that tho nvfaring man could comprehend it. Mr. Oates said that it was perfectly clear 'at under the constitution the House had a lent to make its rule of procedure. It had one so. THE REGULAR COURSE. 1 r.der those rules the regular course was :at when the general debate ended in mm :ittee of the whole, a bill should be read, aragrnph by paragraph, for amendment nd debate under the live minute rule. I'hen consideration of a hill was completed ip majority could report it to the flomi nd the previous question could he ordered pon it. Instead of proceeding thus, the p'dlonian required his opponents to agree a lvance that the pr. vionsipie -.ti<mshould e ordered at a particular time. Mr. It ml suggested that the majority was ndeavoring to proceed in tiie regular order nd had a motion pending to go into coni uttee of the whole, but procedure was in rrupted by the gentleman and ins friends. Ire attempt to compromise having failed, ie battle was resumed. mr. taylor's proposition. After another roll call Mr. Taylor pro wd that the House go into committee of ip whole, the general debate on the diiect ix bill to be limited to one hour, but no n nation to lx? fixed upon the debate under ie five minute rule. Mr. Oates said that ho would make an nswrr to that, proposition in an hour or Mr. Taylor suggested that the gentleman light have until morning to consider the reposition if lie wished to make a motion tr a recess until that day. Mr. Oates—l will let you know in a short we. q A RECESS TILL MONDAY. At 1 :.V) o’clock, by unanimous consent, te House took a recess until 11:45 o’clock onday morning. Notwithstanding the 'parent willingness of the opponents of ip direct tax bill to accept Mr. Taylor’s ■oposition that the House go into commit - c of the whole upon that, measure without \y limitation being placed upon the fivo nnite debate, and without any agreement ' *° tho definite time when the ■evious question shall bo considered ordered, tho parliamentary status th" li ll remains unchanged. • )a Wedne,-.- I .V last, Mr. Taylor made a motion to go le < T.iniittee of tlie whole, without any feri'iirn being made to the time of order k ' 1 ' I revious question, and it was against ;s "mtion that tho opponents of the hill N-d to resort to obstructive measures ibs(,|i".|it;iv in various compromises siib nt"o by Mr. Taylor tliero was always the lpUi.it.ion that ihe final vote on the bill "m i taken at, a specified time. To this Ptlintion Mr. Oates and his followers morally objected. While the proposition submitted, and which probably will be eepted, does not contain this stipulation, practically hnngs the House back to the 'Uaiion it occupied when Mr. Taylor sub •tted his first motion. A I.esperado Killed. Kansas City, April 7. —A special to the W'- from Wo dwaril, Indian Territory, vs that twenty--three men from the [•init. of Ashland, Kan., overtook Hilly h. a notorious desperado, ten miles frorii eie voslardav, and riddled him with I' ts. Gill had six horses which he had den from his pursuers JStorwttg DEMOCRATS IN CAUCUS. The Discussion Confined to Territo rial Matters. Washington, April 7.—Shortly after 8 o’clock to-night in answer to a call from Chairman Cox about 125 of the Democratic members of the House of Representatives met in caucus to decide upon the line of policy to bo followed by tho party in the admission of territories as States of the Union. The caucus was in session over two hours and a half, and the proceedings were not enlivened by anything of interest beyond the matter set out in the call. After a long discussion and without the develop ment of any strong sentimeuts. the follow ing resolution was adopted on motion of Mr. Springer, of Illinois: Resolved , That it is the sense of the caucus that an enabling act for the territories of Da kota, Montana. Washington and New Mexico should be passed at this session providing for constitutional conventions in each territory, and the submitting of those constitutions for ratification at an election in November, 1888, substantially as provided for in the bill reported by the Committee on Territories at this session PUBLIC LANDS. At Mr. Holman’s instance, after he had set out the political necessity for some action on the part of the House, tho caucus adopted a resolution requesting the Com mittee on Rules to fix a time for consider ing the bill reported from the Committee on Public I,ands_ forfeiting unearned rail road land grants and reserving the remain ing public lands for the benefit of actual settlers. The bill to create a Territorial form of government for Okla homa was also discussed, but no final action was taken in the way of formal endorsement. Just before ad journment a suggestion was made that a caucus be held Monday for the purpose of taking steps to break the existing deadlock in the House caused by the pendency of the direct tax bill. It was observed that little progress could be made in Territorial or other legislation until the deadlock was broken. It soon became apparent, how ever that a dangerous subject had been broached, and to prevent the possibility of such a disaster as a split in the caucus some of the more cautious spirits drew attention to the fact that the caucus had been called for a specific purpose, namely, territorial legis lation, and that no other matter oould properly come before it. Therefore they insisted upon the regular order, and the caucus adjourned. BECK AND THE BOND BILL. The Housa Will Induce Him to With draw Hia Amendment. Washington, April 7.—W. C. P. Breck inridge, of the Ways and Means Commit tee, said to-day, speaking of the Senate’s action on the bond bill, that while he was a pronounced bi-metallist and as much in fa vor of silver legislation as any one he did not think that it ought to be tacked on to the bond bill. He disclaimed any intention to speak for the committee, but his position is believed to be that of a majority of the committee. They will ask the House to disagree to the Beck amendment, and it is now believed that tho House will tjo so. Then the key of the situation will be in the hands of Mr. Beck as a member of the conference com mittee. The House Democrats talked with Mr. Beck to-day to the effect that he should agree to let his amendment drop in confer ence. He may do so if he is assured that it will be given consideration in a separate bill. Another Appropriation Bill Ready. Washington, April 7.—The sub-commit tee of the Appropriations Committee com pleted the legislative, executive and judi cial appropriations bill to-night, and will report it to the full committee next Tues day. KILLED BY THE IRON HORSE. Thiee Accidents in One Day on the Erie Cost Five Lives. Newburgh, N. Y., April 7.—-At 5 o’clock last evening a Big Mogul freight engine ex ploded on the Erie railroad, at Craigville. Three men were killed, two instantly, and one died this morning. The train was standing still at the foot of a heavy grade and Engineer John Bodine, Conductor John Clarke and Fireman Boyce were standing on the ground beside tho engine repair ing the sand pipes, which had become clogged. The explosion hurled the boiler several hundred feet over the stream and into an adjoining field. The fire box was thrown far into the air and eamedown into the stream. A heavy ir n rod was thrown a qu irter of a mile and other parts of the machine were scattered in all directions. The report of the explodon was heard for miles around and the windows of houses were broken. Only the heavy driving wheels were left on the track. the fatalities. The engineer and fireman were thrown on either siile of the track, and when assist ance came they were dead. Conductor Clark was still alive, but his skull was crushed and lie had internal in juries. He was taken to a house near by, where he died. Two farmers in a wagon crossing the tracks in Middi town were run over by an Erie train and killed to-day. They were so badly mutilated that their remains had to be shoveled into a barrel. Last night a collision occurred between two freight trains on the Erie railroad at Ottei kilL The rear train ran into the train ahead. Almost every car in the two trains were wrecked, and piled up forty or fifty feet high. MILLS IN NEED OF MONEY. Companies Worth Double the Amount Fail for $500,000. Pittsburg, April 7.—Owing to the de pression in tie pipe trade and to the labor troubles, which caused a stoppage of the mills for nearly four months, the Elba Iron and Bolt Company, limited, and the Conti nental Tube Company have suspended pay ment. The liabilities are .$527,000. The assets, consisting of valuable manufactur ing patents, the mill, etc., amount to over $300,000. A meeting of creditors will be held next week and an exten ion of two, throe, four and five years will bo asked for. When in full operation the two mills employ about 800 men. A numler of wealthy B iston gentle men are stockholders in the concern. The suspensions wore very quietly received and it is thought that tho creditors will grant the extension. A Golden Spike. Shreveport, La., April 7.—The Shreve port and Arkansas railroad was completed yesterday, and a golden spike was drawn by Mrs. Julia Rule (Pansy) of the Hhreve port Times. A large number of citizens witnessed the eoreniony. Bolid tor Cleveland. Albany, N. Y., April 7.—Tho Democracy of Albany county elected delegates to the .State convention to-day. Three out of four of the Assembly district conventions elected solid Cleveland delegations. SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 1888. MONEY MAKES MONEY. A STRIKING ILLUSTRATION IN THE WESTERN UNION'S CASE. Each Share In the Company Has Borne Eight to the Original Investor Out side of the Ordinary Dividends Privileges Which Could Not be Dupli cated by a Rival Concern. Washington, April 7.— Gardiner Hub bard addressed the Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce to-day in regard to the interstate telegraph bill. He advocated two amendments to that measure—first to prohibit all tel 'graph companies from mak ing stock dividends, and providing that the capital shall not be increased except for the par value of stock paid up in cash, or for lines purchased at a valuation to be approved by the Commissioners of Interstate Commerce; and second, providing that telegraph rates for shorter distances shall never exceed those for greater distances. He gave the financial policy of the Western Union Telegraph Company at considerable length, setting forth that an investor having 1,000 shares in 1803 had increased his shares to B,(XX) in 1881, as a result of stock dividends, without having paid in anything more than his original investment. An original investment of about $10,000,- 000 had been capitalized at $80,000,000, and the increased value had all been paid by the patrons of the telegraph CAN’T BE DUPLICATED. Nevertheless ho did not think the prop erties of the Western Union Company could be duplicated for the present capi-. talization for the reason that it had fran chises which in the nature of things could not be given to a second organization. Chief of these were the arrangements with rail road companies, whereby the Western Union secured the services of railroad operators whose salaries are paid by the railroads. Moreover, it was impossible in many cases even, if the railroad companies were so disposed, that any more lines of telegraph should be permitted along the lines of the railroads without interfering with the telegraph service of the roads. lie stated that investments had been made by the W estern Union directors for their own benefit, which were not in the interests of the stockholders, and cited in illustration the lease of the Atlantic cables, laid by Gould and others at an expense of $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 and leased to the Western Union company on a basis of $5,000,000, while at the same time the property was operated at a loss, or at best a very trifling profit. He charged that the Western Union company had never been managed in the interest of the people, and that while it might be true, as claimed, that a private line would be managed more economically than one owned and operated by the gov ernment, yet the economies were all benefi cial to the owners of the line alone, and not in any degree to the people. MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS. He said that since 1886 the Western Union has received in tolls $18(5,000,000. Its expenses have been $100,000,000, and its profits $80,000,000. Of this $86,000,000, $47,- 000,000 have been expended in dividends, $18,000,000 in the construction of new lines, $4,000,000 in the purchase of other lines, $10,000,000 in the sinking fund and bonds redeemed, and $5,000,000 in sundries. A TALE OF LOVE AND LEAD. The Son of an Ex Governor Shot by Hie Sweetheart’s Brother. Nashville, April 7.—A Paris, Tenn., special to the American says: “Kennedy Porter, son of ex-Gov. Porter, was shot and probably fatally wounded here Thursday night, about 11 o’clock, by Will Edmunds. The origin of the difficulty is supposed to have been the attentions of young Porter to Edmunds’ sister, which the latter objected to, and he had frequently threatened to kill him if he did not ae-ist. Porter had lieen out driving with Edmunds’ sister that night and had returned the team to the stable and started up De pot street, towards the square, when lie met Edmunds near the Blanton House, who told lum that he was going to kill him, and for him to defend himself. Edmuuds then tiled, the ball, a 3 V -caliber, striking Porter in the left breast just below the collar-bone and ranging downward. On hearing the threat, Porter drew his pistol, but was too jate. Porter now lias in a pre carious condition. The wound has not as yet been probed. There were uo eye-wit nesses to the shooting. FORTUNES IN FIBREB. A Syndicate Secures the Sovereign Right to Thompkins’ Patent. New York, April 7.—A syndicate, in cluding several Georgia capitalists, has secured exclusive right for theSoutheru States of Thompkins’ process for reducing vegetable fibres to paper stock, with the in tention of establishing mills in ell the cot ton States and applying the process to the reduction to paper of cotton stalks and seed hulls, now practically worthless. The pro moters of the enterprise claim that they can make good newspaper at 2c. per pound, and consequently the establishing of their mills will he as imp rtant an event in theeconom ical history of the South as the establish ment of cotton seed oil mills. A CARD PLAYER SHORT. Hia Employers Trusted Him, But He is Now In Canada. Richmond, Va., April 7.—Anthony L. Bergarnin, a bookkeep r in the crockery house of E. B. Taylor & Cos., has gone to Canada and is reported short in his ac counts. The amount of the shortage is not yet known, but is variously stated at from $5,000 to $16,000. Birgainin had exclusive charge of the books and finances of tho con cern and had the implicit confidence of his employers. Cnpt. Borgami i had the pod tion of quartermaster of tho First Virginia regiment, and was one of tho most popular officers in that command. His shortage is said to be due to card playing. WRECKED BY A WASHOUT. An Engineer and His Fireman Killed In Their Cab. Bellows Falls, Vt., April 7.—The train leaving Bellows Fulls over the Rutland rail road at 11 o’clock last night was wrecked one mile above Rockingham Station by a washout. Engineer Lozoi Pratt and fire man John Pratt were killed. The baggage and express cars with their contents were burned. Many other people were tiail.y bruised. The sleeper and passenger coaches did not leave the track. Iron Furnaces Boarded Over. Easton, Pa., April 7. —The Gleudon Iron Company this evening dischorged all of It* men except those employed at one furnace, and put board roofs on all of its idle fur naces. Thi* action throw* MU men out of employment. GEN. Q. A. GILLMORE DEAD. His Demise the Result of Kidney Dis ease-His Army Record. New York, April 7.—Gen. Quincy A. Oillmore, who has been suffering for some time from kidney disease,- died this morning at his residence, at No. 147 Remsen street, Brooklyn. Gen. Gillmore was a very dis tinguished officer during the war, and com manded the Tenth corps. He was born in Ohio February 28, 1825, and was appointed a cadet at the United States Military Academy in 1845, graduating on July 1, 1845*. He was assigned to the corps of Engineers as Brevet Second Lieutenant. He served on the At lantic coast, and at the Military Academy, until the breaking out of the civil war. In 18(52, while serving on the staff of Gen T. W. Sherman, as chief engineer, he sub niitted a project for reducing Fort Pulaski by batteries of mortars and rilled guns es tablished on Tybee Island. This project was approved and successfully carried out by Gen. Gillmore, at distances hitherto un tried and considered impracticable, thus opening anew era in the use of this most valuable and at that time almost unknown arm of the service—rifled cannon. He was breveted Lieutenant Colonel for this ser vice, was brevetted Colonel for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Somerset, Kentucky, Brigadier General for services in the culture of Fort Wagner, and Major General for his “distinguished skill, ability and gallantry displayed in the operations under his charge in Charleston harbor; the descent upon Morris Island; the redaction of Fort Sum ter, and the taking of Fort Wagner and Rotteiy Gregg.’’ He mounted the cele brated “Swamp Angel,’’ with which Charleston was bombarded. After this he commanded one of the corps of the Army, of the James in the campaigns near Peters burg, Va., (Bermuda Hundred, Va.) Since tho close of the civil war he has practiced his profession as a civil and mili tary engineer. Under his charge the works on tho South Atlantic coast have all been inaugurated, and in South Carolina, Geor gia and Northern Florida carried on up to the present time. He wns the author of many well-known works relating to limes, cements, mortars, building stones, road and pavements, etc., and was well known ns one of the ablest engineers in the world. In the military branch of his profession no single greater advance has ever been niudo than that made by him in the rifled guns against thick walls at long distances. He was a member of the Society of Civil Engineers and a Ph. D. He leaves a widow and four sons. IOWA’S FLOODS. Washouts Compel the Abandonment of Railroad Traffic. Chicago, April 7.— A special to the Inter-Ocean from Waterloo, la., says: “The Cedar river has been rising steadily all day and is now within a few inches of the high water mark. Over twenty fami lies have been forced to move from their homes by the advancing water. Barns, boathouses and everything not securely fastened were carried off. A number of washouts have occurred and trains are delayed. Washouts on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern near Vinton, thirty miles south, and at Cedar Falls, seven miles north, compelled that road to abandon all trains. This afternoon a passenger train was pushed through to Cellar Falls and abandoned. The Illinois Central road has no wires north, the poles having fallen and the wires been lost in the current. The Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City road’s bridge over the Wapsie was in im minent danger of going out for several hours this morning, but by great effort it was saved. CRIME AT A SWITCH. The Flreqpan Caught Under the Cab and Seriously Injured. Chicago, April 7. —A Burlington switch engine pushing a train of lumber cars whs derailed by a misplaced switch near Western avenue at a late hour last night. There seems to be no doubt that the accident was the result of ad 'liberate purpose to wreck the train, as another engine had passed by safely a few minutes before and the switch lights showed right as the train approached. The wrecker made his e*oape. Tiiere were on the engine at the time, besides engineer Latham and fireman Gerligrrlt, Yardmaster Tuzman and two policemen. They jumped when they felt the first jar, and all escaped safely except fireman Ger hardt, wl o was caught under the cab when the engii e overturned, and pinned to the ground, it took a full hour’s work to re leaso him from his painful position. At tho hospital tho physicians said lie had suffered serious internal injuries. The cars of the train were piled up helter-skelter along the track, but were not badly smashed. Chief Arthur will, it is expected, return to Chicago on Tuesday next. Until that time it is not likely that any further attempt will be made toward bringing the Burlington company and the strikers to an amicable agreement. CARNEGIE’S TERMS REJECTED. The Action a Surprise to the Leaders of the Knights. Pittsburg, Pa., April 7. — A large meet ing of the employes of the Elgar Thomp son steel works was held at Braddocks to day, and after a lengthy discussion the proposition of Andrew Carnegio was re jected. The result of the meeting was a surprise, as it was known that several members of tho District Executive Board of tho Knights of Labor hail unofficially advised tho men to return to work at the company’s terms The strikers were given until to-day to accept tbo offer, and it is probable that tho works will now be closed down for an indefinite period. HEMP WILL WILT HIM. An Obstreperous Negro Who Wanted to Harm a Judge. Chicago, April 7.—Zepb Davis, the negro foreman who murdered and outraged little Maggie Gaughan (white) at Green Bros.’ shoo heel factory, was this afternoon sentenced by Judge Howes to bo banged May 12. Davis interrupted the Judge several times whilo sentence was being pro nounced, and afterward declared with an oath that if ho could have reached a spit toon he would havo thrown it at tbo Judge before the sentence was finished. Driven to Suicide by Poverty. New York, April 7.— llauz Stockeried and bis wife, Fanny, a handsome woman of 21 years, took a dose of poison early this morning and died within an hour of each other, in St. Vincent Hospital, between 5 and 6 o'clock. Extreme poverty impelled them to the act. Lightning Kills 100 Head of Stock. Louisville, Ky., April 7,— Near Paris, late last night, lightning struck a large stock bara on the farm of Matt Howard and tbo building burned to the ground, kill ing lUO head of stook. BISMARCK AS A PATRIOT VICTORIA’S MEDDLING BORNE FOR HIS COUNTRY’S SAKE. Domination of the Empress Would Speedily Break Up German Unity - Queen Victoria’s Finger in the Pie— The Emperor Has a Bad Night Terrible Floods In Posen. (Copyright 1888 by A 'ew York Associated Press.) Berlin, April 7. —Prince Alexander, of Battenberg, comes to Charlottenburg next Thursday, and his betrothal to Princess Victoria takes place early in June. Prince Bismarck has withdrawn his resignation solely because he believes the domination of Empress Victoria would lead to a speedy breaking up of German unity. Nothing since tho accession of Emperor Frederick has occurred that has so strongly animated the Prussian Conservatives against the Empress as tho marriage question. It now becomes known that the Empress will impel her helpless husband to thwart Prince Bismarck, with out regard to the respect due to the late Emperor, or to the national safety. The policy of the Conservatives at this time rep resents the genuine feelings of the whole German people. All the Radical news papers, such ast.be Vossiehe, Zcitung , which treats the Battenberg question with disdain as of no consequence to German policy, ignore the fact that Battenberg is only one chord in the general discord struck by the party of t he Empress. rf.tiuenck of the press. The reticence of the Berlin press in refer ring to court intrigues has lieen greater than was required by deference to tho Emperor and the leading officers of state. Matters have been concealed or only par tially alluded to which ought to I o discussed with the fullest, publicity. The Battenberg marriage becomes almost a minor incident in the court intrigues. Among other successful schemes, the Emperor has been induced to send to Count von Moltke a series of statements on tho condition of tho army, followed by a request that tho Gen oral preside at tho meetings of the commis sion on reforms in tho army. Couni, von Moltke has replied that it would be impos sible for him to preside over a commission without knowing how it was constituted and what, reforms were desired. Conse quently tho commission has been dropped. a mere truck. Another move of the party of the Em press is to overhaul the diplomatic appoint ments. If Prince Bismarck had consented, Prince of Reuss, Minister at Vienna, would have been displaced, Count Von Munster would have been withdrawn from Paris and Baron Hatzfoldt from London, because each is knit into Prince Bismarck's |xilicy. Tho position now is a mere truce. To-night’s National Zcitung says that the betrothal has been postponed, but circum stances may arise under which Prince Bis marck will no longer oppose the union. An official note seat, as sometimes now happens, through Vienna says that in con sequence of a memorandum laid before the Emperor by Prince Bismarck, setting forth the difficulties which,from a political point of view, stand in the way of a matri monial alliance between Prince Alex ander of Battenberg and Princess Victoria, it lias been arranged that the affair shall lie postponed until the political objections now raised shall cease to exist. The establishment of settled order in Bulgaria, and the removal of all possibil ity of Prince Alexandria raising a rallying cry will deprive the marriage of all polit ical importance. QUEEN VICTORIA’S VISIT. The visit of the Queen of England to Charlottenburg, therefore, will take place as arranged, but the lietrot.bal will not pub licly be brought forward on this occasion. This is an official statement and simply means that Prince Bismarck’s advice has been overruled. The Queen of England comes here with her Battenberg proteges to carry out her family projects, without regard for the sontmv nts of the German nonility or the German people, and equally regardless that her daughter, the Empress, thwarts the policy of the minister who made her an Empress, and without whom imperial Germany might cease to be. Nothing in Prince Bis marck’s life |jis so honorable, so full of self-command and loyalty to Her many, as his temporary submission to the Empress’ regime. He has the enthusiastic support of Couiit von Moltke and othar leaders of tho army and tho leaders of the Conservative and National Liberal parties, and even has the begrudged approval of the Progressist chiefs. The Chuucellor does not, therefore, rely on tho military party. Ho has the support of tho whole country and of the royal heads of tho German federation, and is absolute master of tho situation. FREDERICK NOT SO WELL. The Emperor’s condition gave rise to serious alarm yesterday. Both his cough and spitting were augmented and he also suffered from nervous excitement. To-day he rested for several hours, and after par taking of a luncheon of oysters drove out, for the first tune in seven days, in a closed carriage. Today’s bulletin says that for the last few nights he has been unable to sh ep well on account of headaches, and that the malady from which he ts suf fering now appears to be moving from the back of the larynx to the front, which U regarded by the physicians as a favorable symptom, because the danger of the disease attacking tho msophagus will be thus averted. POSEN’S TERRIBLE FLOODS. The Empress will go to Posen on Mondny to inquire into the condition • f the sufferers by the flood. Dreadful accounts have been received from Posen. Two hundred and fifty villages are in ruins and 15,000 persons are without shelter. When tho embankments gave wy a large number of lives were lost. The loss in live stock is incalculable. Troops havo been activoly engaged in repairing the damage done. The fund raised by subscriptions in Berlin for the relief of the sufferers is in s gnifleaiit in comparison with the losses. Famine is threatened in Posen, Pomerania and Kilicia, and the number of persons emi grating to America will soon bo enormously increased. IN anew light. The Vouieche Zeitung's St. Petersburg correspondent says that the proposed mar riage ot Prince Alexander and Princess Victoria is regarded there as favorable to Russia, because it is lielieved that the mar riage would preclude the Prince’s return to the Bulgarian throne, it being impossible that a son-in law of the Kaiser should be come a Turkish vassal. ANXIETY IN ENGLAND. London, April 7.— The government are concerned in regard to the Berlin crisis. They fear that tho growing irritation in Germany against the Empress and her mother, Queen Victoria, will extend to the British nation, resulting in the de-traction ot the cordial relations now existing between tho two empires. It is stated that Lord [Salisbury has begged the Queen to desist from interfering in the con troversy over the marriage between Princes* Victoria and Prince Alexander, The Timex' correspondent at Berlin hears that the difficulty between the Emperor and Prince Bismarck, arising front the pro posed marriage of Prince Alexander of Bat ten Berg and Princess Victoria, has Been smoothed over, and the prospect is that the question of the marriage will Bo shelved. LAYING FOR THE LEAGUERS. Strenuous Efforts to be IV(ade to Pre vent Meetings. Dublin, April 7.—Great preparations are Being made By the police and military in Ireland to frustrate any attempts that ntay Be made by tne national league to-morrow to hold meetings. Anew plan of campaign fund lias been started to resist the tax imposed By order if the grand juries of Cork and Clare for the purpose of compensating Constable Leahy, who was injured in tins Mitchells town riots, and the family' of Constable Whelan. PARNELL RALLYING HIS FORCES. IjONPOn, April 7.—Mr. Parnell has sum moned his supporters to be present in Par liament on Wednesday next, so as to vote for the farm laborers’ relief Bill. The transatlantic steamship companies are stopping the booking of Irish emigrants Because the number of applicant* for pas sage is greater than cau Bo accommodated. BALLOTS FOR BOULANGER. Only Six Out of 2,000 Against Him in the Department of the Nord. Paris, April 7.—Two thousand electors of the Department of tho Nord held a meeting last night, and with only six dis sidents, vo tori to support the candidacy of Gen. Boulanger for the Chamber of Depu ties. M. Ribot, immediately on the reassem tiling of the Chamber of Deputies, will offer a motion providing for the restoration of the system of voting by scrutin de arren disment, owing to the facilities the scrutin de liste system offers candidates to obtain the plebiscite. Tried to Defraud an Insurance Com pany. Belfast, Irklanp, April 7.—Robert Dunlop, merchant a ,and member of the Bel fast, Corporation, has been arrested on a charge of forging a death certificate for the purpose of defrauding the Equitable In surance Company of London. Brazil’s Slaves. Buenos Ayres, April 7.—A telegram from R’.o Janeiro says that a project for the liberation of the slaves will Be presented to Parliament May 3. In ease the project is defeated Parliament will immediately he dissolved. The I’rincess favors the project. Lost With 120 Lives. Buenos Ayres, April 7. —A special dis patch to the National from Montevideo reports the loss of the steamer Rio Janeiro, with 120 passengers on board. A Tub Sent to Tangier. Gibraltar, April 7.--The United States steamer Enterprise, under peremptory or ders, has sailed for Tangier. The flagship Lancaster has arrived here. RALEIGH’S TWO ROGUES. Canada Turns Them Over to tho North Carolina Authorities. Toronto Ont., April 7. —White and Cross, the Raleigh bank forgers, left for Raleigh in charge of Chief of Police Heartt on the noon train to-day. .At Police Court this morning no evidence was offered on the charge of bringing stolen money into Canada and it was withdrawn. An agree medt regarding the money found on the prisoners lias tieen made to the effect that it, be sent By express to a bank at New York to Be held in trust to the joint order of the eashierof the Norfolk Bank, and of the receiver of the State National Bank of Raleigh until the ques tion of which is entitled to it is determined by the proper court in North Carolina. State Attorney Bushee signed an agreement also that the prisoners would only he tried on charges for forging a promisory note for $11,250, purporting to be signed By I). H. Graves and VV. H. San ders. Second, for forging a note for *7,500, purporting to be signed By W. H. Avera and D. J. Barber; third, for forging a promisory note for $5,800. purporting to bo signed By H. A. Morgan, James Parker and C. O. Riddick. BOASTFUL UNTO DEATH. A Murderer Goes to the Gallows Swearing and Swaggering. Portland, Ore., April 7.—John A. Tim inan was hanged yesterday at Goldendale, Washington Territory, for the murder of William Sterling It was a public execu tion, the first in the history of the territory, and drew a crowd larger than a Fourth of July celebration. 'i unman was bold ana defiant. He walked from the jail to the gallows through the prinoip I street, strapped at the legs and arms. He bade farewell to his friend", saying he would Led and if he had ever been held back before, and to the priest who offered religious consolution he remarked that ho was no hypocrite and pro posed to die as he had lived.| |Tho trap dropped at 1 o’clock, and his nock was broken by the fall. SHARP'S FUNERAL. • The Services Conducted at Night With Great Secrecy. New York, April 7.—The funeral of Jacob Sharp occurred at 8:30 o’clock this evening at his late residence on West Twenty-third street. The utmost secrecy marked all the arrangements and no one was allowed to enter the house except by an invitation especially sent by the family. Even the visitors had evidently lieen instructed not to give any information about the affair, and when auestioued denied that the funeral vvai taking place. By actual count, ninety one persons attended outside of the family, most of them em ployes of Sharp’s street railroads. Rev. Dr. Arniitage preached the funeral sermon. The interment will he in Greenwood to morrow. Rcscoe Conk ling Better. New York, April 7.—Rosooe Conkling passed a comfortable night last night, and is reported to be very much Letter to-day. His nhysicians are Drx. Baker and Ander son, and lie is attended by a professional nurse. Arrest of a Defaulter. Toronto, Ont., April 7.—James Culle van, agent of tho Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg railway at Globe, 111., was arrested here to-day. It is said that vis defalcation-, amount to SIO,OOO. Death of a Prominent Mason. Montgomery, Ala., April 7.—Daniel Sayre, for thirty yeai-s Grand Secretary of the Masonic grand bodies of Alabama, died to-night, aged 82 years. (PRICE $lO A YEAR. I ) SCICNTS A COPY, f OIL SHUT IN THE EARTH HOW THE PRODUCERS WALKED INTO MONOPOLY'S MAW. The Constitution of the Association Put in Evidence —Why They Needed Protection Against the Standard Company An Extra Million Barrels Squeezed Out of the Octopus for Labor’s Benefit,. Washington, April 7.-—David Kirk, an oil producer, engaged in the oil business in the vicinity of Bradford, Pa., for the last twonty-seven years, was examined by the House Committee on Manufactures this morning. The Producers’ Association, he testified, was a voluntary association and was not incorporated, lie was a member of the Executive Board of the General As sembly of the association. There were be tween 1,800 and 3,000 men in the association, divided Into thirty six local assemblies. He was under oath not to reveal tho htisi ness transactions of the association, nor the names of its officers, though tho witness knew of no spe ial reason why anything should be withheld. Producers of petrole um, dealers in oil well supplies, refiners and persons engaged in business whose interests were supposed to be the same as those of the producers wereeligibie to mem bership in the association. CONSTITUTION OK THE ASSOCIATION. The constitution of tho association was put, in evidence. Its preamble states the object of tho organization to be, to include in the organization all producers of petro leum, ami those who are engaged in indus tries incidental thereto, atnl known to be friendly to the producers’interests, in order that they may, by united action and all honorable means, protoct and defend their industry against the aggressions of monopo listic transporters, re (Tiers, and buyers and sellers of t heir product, in order that the producers may reap the just reward of their capital arid labor ana to this end en courage and assist, as far as possible, the n fining uud marketing of their product und sales direct to the consumer by the producer. The association had no connection with the Standard Oil Company or trust, and tn> member of tho trust wa< admitted into tho association, being barred by the constitu tion and rules. The primary object nt the organization was to protect the members against the Standard Oil Company. THE. PROTECTION THEY NEEDED. Chairman Bacon—ln what way did tlis producers need protection against the Standard Oil Company ? Mr. Kirk'—The Standard Oil Company had secured virtually a monopoly of tho transportation, refining, purebaso and sale of this article. Chairman Bacon How did you expect to overcome or alleviate that condition of things by forming this association? Mr. Kirk—We proposed to refine and mar ket our own product at that time; that, is, that, was the purpose of the organizers. The Standard Oil Company threw every possible obstacle in the way of oil reaching railroads or gel ting where an Independent concern could secure it. The producers were defeated in tlieir attempts to secure legislation at the hands of the Pennsyl vania Legislature and then formed this or ganization. NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE MONOPOLY. Chairman Bacon—After the organization was formed was any negotiation entered into with the Standard Oil Company ? Mr. Kirk—Yes, sir; after a great, many plans and schemes had boon produced it was deemed best to moot tho Standard Company and see what, they would do before we went into a fight. A committee was appointed, and negotiations were conducted at Sara toga and Niagara, which resulted in an agreement, by tug signed lietwoen tho As sociation and Standard Company In Sep tember last. At the conference the Stan dard attributed all the troubles of the producers to over supply and existing stocks, which wore deteriorating in value and were being carried at vast expense. These stocks were competing with the new product, and the Standard Company said that until the old stocks of oil could be got rid of producers could not hope.to get a lair price for their oil," The witness said the contract was fina'ly entered into bv the negotiators. There wer* aliout 37.000,000 barrels of crude oil on hand at that time. The Standard Company said that, they must be got rid of. SQUEEZING THE STANDARD. The producers desired in ease they reduced the production to get tlie benefit of ail ad vance on existing stock, and asked that it lie given them at the market price. After some time the Standard people said they only had 10,000,000 barrels of this oil and agreed to give on half of it (13c., the market price. The producers then agreed to reduce the production. In case they carried out this agreement for one year tne oil which wbb held on their account, was to be sold and the profits given to the Producers Association to be bistributed to each indi vidual producer in proportion to the amount of oil he had “shut in.” that is bis reduced production. Of that 6,000,- 000 barrels 1,000,000 was immedi ately set aside for the benefit of the lalor thrown out of employment. After ward another million Barrels was secured from the Standard company for the Benefit of labor. “We thought,” continued the witness, “wo could ring another milliou out of the Standard for that purpose and wa went to work and did it.” HOW THE CUT WAS SECURED. Tho witness said that the reduction in production was secured by means of volun tary signing of individual contracts. About 1,000 men agreed to limit the pro duction, or “shut in.” Others signed con tracts not to Increase the production, and still others agreed not to start new wells or clean out old ones. Some of the con tract* weie signed by persons not members of the association. Of the 81,000.000 bar rels of oil on hand at the time of the agree ment, over 28,000,000 was controlled by tbs Standard oil trust. The amount of oil on hand had been reduced to 26,000,<X4 Barrels April 1. The average daily reduc tion of production since the contract went into effect in November last hail beenabout 25,000 Barrels a day, of which 18,5(81 barrels was the result of “shut in” contracts. Ihs reduction of the production was chiefly dut to contracts, but there had also boen a nat ural shrinkage. ~ Representative Smith nskod if the witness had really thought he could by a lerislativs enactment of Pennsylvania compel ths Standard Oil Company to carry oil to every body. The witness replied: “Yes, we were suckers enough to think it. I certainly thought they should regulate the monstet they had created.” The Standard company placed the cost of the pipe lines at $30,000, 000. The understanding of the producer! is that it never cost them a cent; that th; whole system came from the earnings. Ttw first pipe was bought on tick and paid fo itself before more was bought. In conclusion tho witness made a state ment to the effect that they uudei stood th* they could not bo compelled to testify, bu that they bad nothlug to be ashamed of an! ha 1 com® down her® voluntarily to t®l everything they knew. Two other mem ber* of the Produoers’ Union gave totti muny in support of Mr. lurk’s statement.