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FtTABLISHED 1850. INCORPORATED ISBS.
) j. H. ESTILL, President. \
OUT GO THE DEMOCRATS.
, LL the postal berths being
FILLED with our foes.
appointments to Fourth-Class Post
mastershiDß Now Being Rushed
Through at the Bate of 150 Per Day
_ T pe Railway Mail Service Also
Being Partisan ized.
Washington, April 17.—From 100 to 150
fourth-class postmasters are now being ap
ointed daily. Of these about one-third are
to fill existing vacancies; another one-third
tt re appointed in the places of postmasters
removed for cause, and the other one-third
succeed the postmasters who have served
about four years.
ths question of retention.
While the fourth-class postmasters are
commissioned to serve during the pleasure
of the Postmaster General, it is believed by
the postoflice department officials that good
service does not demand retention of a
postmaster, save in exceptional cases,
beyond the four year period. While the
eooa of the service, it is said, will be the
first consideration in the matter of changes
ia fourth class postoflices, there is reason to
believe that the commissions of the post
masters who have served four years will be
deemed to have expired.
railway mail service changes.
Suite March 4, about 500 changes have
beeu made ip the personnel of the railway
mail service. First Assistant Postmaster
General Clarkson, in speaking of the mat
ter to day, said that it has been the policy
of the department to displace inco npetont
clerks an! appoint experienced and thor
oughly efficient men who left the service
during the last administration
where such were available and de
sirous of re-entering the service. Of
course, he said, men whose faculties have
become impaired or whose thorough fitness
has become questionable will not be rein
stated. The railway mail service, he con
tinued, requires men not only of superior
intelligence, hut men whose faculties are in
perfect working order.
harp to find.
Menwho possess every requirement of
the ser-ic e aro comparatively few and not
easily secured, but when such men are
found hey should be retained in the ser
vice as long as possible. Efficiency in the
postal sirviee can be obtained only after a
long stnggle, and to remove such men to
make faces for political favorites, irre
spective of their fitness, is a public wrong
and shoud not be tolerated by the public.
PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS.
Robert I Porter of New York to be
Cneua Superintendent.
Washtn ton, April 17.—The President
made the fclo wing appointments this after
noon:
Robert P.Porter of New York to be
supermteudeii of the census.
William 1. Calkins of Washington
territory to be associate justice of the su
preme court o the territory of Washing
ton.
John B. Din nelly of Louisiana to be
marshal of the United States for the East
ern district of Louisiana.
I WHO ROBERT P. PORTER IS.
I Robert P Porter is an Englishman by
I by oirib, but hsslived in this country (or
I nany years, ar.d is a naturalized citizen.
I He is about 43 years of age, and is best
I known as an ardent advocate of the pro
■ tective tariff. He was one of the chief
I assistants of Frof. Walker of Massachu
■ 8-tb, the superiitsndent of the collection
■of the census of 1880, bu, first
■ came prominently before the coun-
I try as the secretary of the tariff
■ cornimssii'n which in 1883 pursued a course
I of inquiries that rewired in the passage ot
I tbe tariff net f Maich 3, 1883. Afterward
■ I. ■■ i,eea nneonnectei with the Philadelphia
■ as an editorial writer and as its cor-
I r *“! 1 nilent in Washington. He then went
■ai r .a.j for a syndicate of newspapers,
■ sod furnished a series of articles
■ upo.i the condition of the laboring classes
■o' Kuis.pe that attracted considerable at
■ trnti.'n. In conjunction with ox Postmas
■ b-rli-naral Hatton, Congressman West of
■ Vork and others,he established the New
Hj" r k Press, of w.,ieh he is now editor.
■Porter has for years paid a
■ yrr-t deal of attention to statistics
■rr.atmg to the tariff and industrial
■ Filiation. and bo had the voluntary support.
If' thirty four senators as a man thoroughly
■ •'W !] ialili and for the office to which he was
HI? . “(’Pointed. It is understood here
l, r ho will resign the editorship of the
■ lk l ami that C. M. Hammond
■?' that journal will assume the duties that
f jo®!! 0 ®!! performed by Porter.
■ idiam H. Calkins is a well-known ex
■ of Indiana. He moved to
■ ina Hcveral months ago mid proposes
■“make his home there.
I LACEY’S COMMISSION.
■ • eeretary Windom has signed the com-
Br“ 31 " n ' f E- S. Lacey of Michigan as
■'mptreller of toe curreucy, and it is ox-
If , 'bat tti President will add Lis sign-i
--■ , ’ llle document to-morrow, in which
K tlle appointment will bo formally a.:-
K, .Mr. Eacey is president of the
■• st National Rank of Charlotte, Mich.
1 e P r ®scn’ed t-Le Third district of that
m the P.rty -eventh and Korty-eighth
du , rln K which time he was a
01 , 1,10 committee on coinage,
and measures.
■ SHERMAN DISAPPOINTED.
Beuc!, 10 ! f ? llerma “ was grievously disnp
, '" l > *' v ,;i0 appointment of ex
Bi K. Eaeev instead of his friend,
r: '' v 'i IltallVu lolt Persons. Henator
■ v , r , iau 11,18 been unwilling to believe
Hr>.. \ co yesterday, when he went to the
■r-siHo' lf ' ls ,low understood at the
Htta-i-.n 1 ''?! rt!^ue * t > ko receive nbmadin
■ , ~ bat cx-Hi-preeeiitativo Parsons
■tJ j'. . " appointed, that ox-ltepresenta
■toihlin^,"" not be appointed. After
Htr ‘.,8 eimself to ask repeatedly the
Hi. r f c,lt °f Mr. Parsons, Senator
. c ll; ' not credit the idea that he
■liiM i S,!, ' !U, * ( le. Senator Sherman
Hhi, ...I 1 ! a PP°intmont very much or he
Hq*us' f lu ” pressed it as he did at the
Bnp., .' ,y,vil >g not only the adventures
i, .'"’•'dati'o l'arsons, but the oju
■•tklfi-,.. •■’"Hator Sherman himself and
Hctit,.,' * p” lth thm. To have ex Hepre
■Wn>„! arKOI “ side-tracked and ex-
Htilic'. I ! ve Esoey appointed is very
about “t h “ Sh ° WU feeliueß
I meeting of alumni.
■"Sons of Virginia University to
Turn Out In Force.
■• l ’ T0!, > April IT.—A meeting of
Billy,. 1 .' 11 *be University of Virginia
Biice i ," l ' Va *bington April 36and 37.
win n 9r| t batall the delegates attend-
purchasing tickeu to Washington
Br-i i* fi Ur,a c -’ rt iflcato and receipt for
B line's e '7 lran K olnp ats will iie made by
Bun, ‘ t ' ,rin K at Washington to issue
B*>.t r,rf u at on ®*thlrd fare, and the
B" Irotu thi'mm J ,d ‘ catu ' a large attend-
Btu. Utt middle, western and southern
The Morning News.
NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENCE.
Train Men to be Encouraged in Get
ting it Through.
Washington, April 17.—The postoffice
department officials have rescinded an order
issued during the last administration having
for its object the discouragement of the
practice by train men of carrying special
newspaper correspondence and other matter
on other than mail trains. It is said at the
department that there are a very large
number of small towns throughout t e
country which have meager telegraphic
facilities.
benefits of the practice.
In many of these villages the post and
telegraph office close early and to prohibit
the train men from carrying to a neighbor
ing town or city small packages containing,
possibly, information of the highest general
importance, is regarded as unwise and un
just. The newspapers of the country, it is
maintained, should receive every possible
tacility for obtaining and disseminating
the news of the day, aid to this end the
train men will be encouraged to lend their
aid.
SOUTHERN REPUBLICANS.
Opposition to the Movement to Make
Good White Men Leaders.
Washington, April 17.—The southern
republican leaders do not approve the Presi
dent’s idea of building up a protection
party in the south, to be led by respectable
white men, who are to get all the important
offices. Of course the colored leaders are
the most vigorously opposed to it. They
want colored men treated just as well as
white mon in the distribution of the offices.
Prof. John W. Langston, who is so sure
that he will be seated iu the next House in
spite of Mabone's opposition, called on the
President to-day, to instruct him on this
point. He said afterward that he was satis
fied with the interview.
National Academy of Sciences.
Washington, April 17. —The National
Academy of Sciences held a business meet
ing this morning and the following officers
were elected: President —O. C. Marsh, of
New Haven, Conn., re-elected president for
a term of six years, ad Prof. P. F. Lang
ley, of the Smithsonian institution, vice
president for a similar term. The home
secretary will be elected to-morrow.
At 2 o’clock the afternoon session began,
at which a number of scientific papers were
read.
Mrs. Febiger’s Injuries Fatal.
Washington, April 17.—Mrs. Febiger,
the wife of Rear Admiral Febiger, who
was injured Sunday evening by being
thrown from her carriage on F street, died
this afternoon without having regained
consciousness since she was hurt.
Acceptances of Bonds.
Washington, April 17.—The bond offer
ings to-day aggregated $707,11)0. The Sec
retary accepted $702,100 at 120 for 4s and
108 for 4>£s.
ELECTIONS IN ILLINOIS.
'The Liquor Issue the Burning Ques
tion In All the Towne.
. Chicago, April 17.—Municipal elections
were held in a large number of towns and
villages throughout this state yesterday.
In nearly ail of them the saloon question
was the burning one, and all sorts of queer
party divisions were the result. In one or
two cases the republicans and democrats
were united against the prohibitionists, and
in one case were defeated. In several of
the towns women stood at the polls and
worked for the prohibition candidates. A
summary of the result reached shows that
the prohibitionists were successful ia the
choice of anti-license candidates in eighteen
towns and secured high license in two, that
the license element carried the day in
seventeen municipalities, that the straight
republican tickot was victorious in six and
the democratic in eight.
CLEMSEN’3 BEQUEST.
A Hearing Before the United States
Commissioner at Charleston.
Charleston, S. C., April 17.—A refer
ence was held to-day in the Clemsen will
case before United States Commissioner J.
E. Uagood of the circuit court. A mass of
documentary evidence was submitted. The
only oral evidence submitted was that
of Patrick Calhoun, wh o testified that there
*as an agreement and understanding be
tween himself and Gideon Leo, the father
of Miss Lee, who is contesting the Clemsen
will, that if they should succeed in winning
the suit and recovering the Fort Hill prop
erty bequeathed to them the place was to
be sold to the witness (Patrick Calhoun) at
a reasonable figure. The reference was
then adjourned to Abbeville. The counsel
on both sides have agreed to argue the case
before Chief Justice Fuller, who is ex
pected here in May.
SOUTHERN-MADE STOVES.
Meeting of the Manufacturers at Chat
tanooga.
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 17.— The
southern stove manufacturers held a meet
ing in this city to-day. A full representa
tion of southern stove founders was present,
and the result of the meeting will be
the formation of a permanent or
ganization subject to the National
Htovemakers’ Association. The utmost
good feeling prevailed. The prices
were raised on a line of cheap cooking
stoves; on all the other lines the prices re
main about tb same. J. W. Buttorff of
the Phillips <Sc Buttorff Manufacturing
Company of Nashville, was elected presi
dent, and George Pfiugst of Louisville sec
retary. The session will continue to
morrow, and the final organization will bo
complete at the morning session.
FORTUNE OF A BEGGAR.
She Lived and Died Like a Miser
Though Possessed of $38,000.
New Orleans, April 17. —Felice Viart,
aged 73, a professional beggar, died here
two days ago of dobility and neglect, in an
old shanty in the roar of the town. Hhe had
lived there for over twenty years in the most
abject poverty, supporting herself by beg
ging, which sho followed as a regular profes
sion. The coroner, while investigating the
circumstances of her death, discovered hid
den around her shanty $38,004, of which
$3,500 was in gold, secreted in an old
(lower pot in the yard, and $36,000 in gold
bonds, stocks and securities, concealed in
the walls. The wo nan was behoved to be
in destitute circumstances. Hhe cims hero
from France, and, her only relative and
heir lives iu Paris.
Rowley's Conviction.
Pensacola, Fla.. April 17.—Rog Row
lev, who was yesterday convicted or iniir
der in the first degree, lias not yet bejn
sentenced, nor will he until the four days
allowed in winch to move for anew trial
shall have elapsed. His counsel are satis
fied with the verdict, which carries with it
a recommendation f>r mercy, and unless
influenced by the convict’s relatives will
probably allow the case to rest.
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1889.
BAD FOR OUR NEW NAVY
SIMILAR VESSELS TURN OUT BAD
IN ENGLAND.
**
They Pitched and Rolled so Much In
a Moderately Heavy Sea as to Make
Effective Marksmanship Impossible—
They Also Proved Very Wet Ships—
A Failure to Obtain a Twenty-Knot
Speed.
Washington, April 17.—The recent re
ports of the maneuvers of the British naval
fleet contain some matter not entirely reas
suring with respect to some of our new
naval vessels. In these maneuvers about
six vessels of the Archer type participated.
The result is a disagreeable surprise to Sir
William Reed, chief naval constructor of
the admiralty.
poor gun platforms.
It was found that the vessels pitched and
rolled about to such an extent in a moder
ately heavy sea as to render them very
poor gun platforms, to use a technical ex
pression, which means that the guns were
so unstable that they could not be directed
with any approach to accuracy of fire.
They were also very wet ships. These de
fects are supposed to) result from the exces
sive weight of the ordnance. It was recom
mended that the 6-inch rifles be replaced by
5-iuch guns and the anchors moved farther
aft.
THE YORKTOWN LIKE THE ARCHER.
The significance of these reports to the
naval officers here lies in the fact, that the
new gunboat Yorktown is patterned after
the Archer, and will carry the same caliber
and weight of ordnance. Failure has also
attended the efforts of the British construct
ors to build a twentv-knot ship, of which
the navy department here is attempting to
build two under the direction of an act of
congress.
SHOWING OF THE MEDEA.
The Medea, which was built fora twenty
knot ship, has never exceeded nineteen
knots, but has developed more than the esti
mated horse-power, au indication to con
structors here that it is not possible to drive
a vessel of that length at twenty knots.
The British authorities have taken the same
view, and will build another set of these
boats of greater length. Other vessels of
the same type have failed to develop any
thing like the necessary 9,000 horse-power,
so that the promise of success of our boats
is not bright.
CANADA AND THE JEI^JITS.
Ottawa Orangemen Up ia Arms
Against the Order.
Ottawa, Ont., April 17.—Fifteen hun
dred persons, principally Orangemen, at
tended a Protestant mass meeting at Bell’s
Boraers, Carleton county, to-day, to pro
test against the action of the govern
ment in regard to the Jesuit question.
A resolution was adopted condemning the
government, denouncing the county repre
sentative, and pledging support to an or
ganisation fur testing the constitutionality
of the Jesuit act. The audience refused a
hearing to their member who wanted to
defend his vote.
At a similar meeting at the grand opera
house here to-night a resolution was
adopted calling for the disallowance of the
Jesuit act, and stating that if the jesuitical
intrigues do not cease the expulsion of the
Jesuits will be demanded.
EXCITEMENT OVER OIL.
Prices Drop Four Points on Rumors
About the Lima Feld.
Pittsburg, April 17.—There was great
excitement at the Oil Exchange to-day and
prices dropped nearly four points. Pitts
burg had been very bearish for some time,
and the story that the Standard had secured
the control of the Lima field was seized
upon as a pretext to hammer tne prices.
The market was active and fever
ish all day, and the fluctuations
were rapid, but the session was devoid
of panicky features. At the opening sales
wore made at cents, which proved to
be the highest point of the day. The prices
then began to drop, and with the exception
of small rallies, continued to aecliuo until
the close, when 84% cents was bid. The
feeling was still weak and unsettled. The
day’s transactions were very heavy and ag
gregated millions of barrels.
KILLED BY HIS WIFE.
The Fatal Shot Fired Because He Had
Struck Her with His Fist.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 17. —At Butler,
Pa., about 4 o’clock this morning, James
Fields was fatally shot by his wife. Mrs.
Fields was reading a book and her husband
ordered her to come to bed. Hhe refused to
do so, when he got up and Btruck her.
She went to a bureau drawer
and took out a revolver, telling
him if he hit her again sho
w ould shoot him. He then struck her in
the faco, when she fired the revolver, in
flicting a fatal wound. Before dying Fields
made a sworn statement exonerating bis
wife, in which he stated that she bad shot
him in self-defense. Hhe is still at liberty.
The coroner’s jury has rendered a verdict
that her act was one of self-defense.
A FRAUDULENT DRAFT.
The Secretary of the Bankers’ Associa
tion Gives a Warning.
New York, April 17.—A fraudulent
draft was presented at the Chase National
Bank on April 15. It is printed in imita
tion of the form used by the First National
Bank of Lima, 0., though differing in
some points. It was drawn to the order of
H. C. Hansom and signed by John W.
Hoyt, cashier. The real cashier of the
Lima bank is C. M. Hughes, Jr. This
looks as if someone has bad forged a litho
graph, and is endeavoring to have the man
ufactured drafts negotiated as au opportu
nity offers. They are probably more dan
gerous to hotels and individual•> than to
banks. William B. Greene,
Secretary American Bankers Association.
DIED TO SAVE A BOY.
Tragic End of a Swltohman In a Jersey
City Yard.
New York, April 17.—Patrick McAtam
ney, a switchman In the employ of the
Pennsylvania railroad in Jersey City, to
day saw a 10-year-old boy step in fr-nt of
an approaching car that was being backed
up by an engine. McAtamney sprang to
save the boy and did m but lost his own
life. He wa* struck by the car aid killed,
lie hud been a switchman twenty years.
Four Killed by a Falling Tree.
Wheeling, W. Va., April 17. —An In
tfllijenr.er special nays: ‘‘ln Brockton
c.untv to-day, Perry Wine, a well-known
citizen, was foiling a tree, when it broke
aci o-a the stump, demolishing his bouse and
killing bis wife and three children.”
ARRIVAL OF THE DENMARK.
No News of the Missing Danmark or
Her Human Freight.
New York, April 17.—The British
steamer Denmark, from Liverpool, which
it was hoped would bring some tidings of
the passengers of the Danish steamer Dan
mark, has arrived below. She has none of
the Danmark’s passengers.
Considerable excitement was caused in
the lower part ot tlie city this morning by
a report that a Vesey street firm iu the
foreign fruit business had been informed
that some vessel in the foreign fruit trade
had picked up the crew and passengers of
tbe abandoned steamship Danmark. The
story was that a man named Strauss had
received a cablegram to that effect, but the
only member of tbe foreign fruit exchange
who owns that name has received no infor
mation on the subject. Further invnstign
tion develops the probability that the rumor
grew out of au opinion expressed among
fruit men yesterday to the effect that the
Alsatia of tile Anchor Line, reported as
leaving the Rock of Gibralta on Ypnl 1,
was more than likely to have fnllen in with
the Danmark or her boats. The Alsatia
carries fruit from Mediterranean ports, and
if by any good fortuue she picked up the
passengers or crew of the abandoned
steamer, she is large enough to give them
accommodation. She is due at this port at
any moment, and her arrival is anxiously
awaited.
NO NEWS PER THE RICHMOND.
The steamship City of Richmond of the
Inman Line, which arrived from Liverpool
this morning brought no news of the ill
fated steamer Danmark. The officers of
the City of Richmond did not see any
wreckage of the Danmark and did not hear
anything of the reported loss until told by
a pilot off Sandy Hook. The City of Rich
mond brought 427 immigrants.
BURNING OF A FACTORY.
The Fire Spread Through the Whole
Building In a Twinkling.
New York, April 17.—The big factory
at Ninth avenue and One hundred and
twenty-fourth street, took fire at 2 o’clock
this morning. In five minutes after the
outbreak the whole building was in flames
from cellar to roof. Every engine witiiin
reach whs called to the scene, but the
work was in vain. In an hour the large
building was a heap of ruins. It stood on
the north west corner and covered a lot 50
by 100. The Buffalo Door, Sash and Blinds
Company, owned it with all the machinery
and stock it contained in its five stories. The
loss is estimated at SIOO,OOJ. It is covered
by insurance in a number of different com
panies. The New York managor of the
firm is a Mr. Kendill. It is surmised that
the fire started in or near the boiler rooms.
The flames appeared, when first, seen to rage
fiercest in the basement.
telegraph wires melted.
One hundred telegraph wires on tall poles
ran along Ninth avenue iu front of the
factory. They withered, curled up and
melted awav in the heat. On the south
side of One Hundred and Twenty-fourth
street a row of new buildings
was threatened, ami tbe firemen turned
ther streams from the burning factory upon
them until the fiercest fury of the blaze was
over and tbe walls hail fallen. One of the
walls tottered above a little two-story frame
house at No. 10 Manhattan street, under
the very eaves of the factory, and the police
drove the tenants out. Eleven cows, stabled
in tbe rear, were rescued. The tenants had
barely left this house when one of the fac
tory walls fell, demolishing one end of the
house. A night watchman about the fac
tory is missing. It is supposed, however,
that he will turn up.
A PIANO MAKER FAILS.
His Liabilities s2oo,ooo—The Business
a Large One.
Boston, Mass., April 17. —Thomas F.
Bcanlan, doing business as the Now England
Piauo Company, with an office at No. 157
Tremont street, Boston, and No. 88 Fifth
avenue. New York, with a factory at liox
bury. Mass., has failed and assigned to God
frey Morse, a lawyer. His liabilities are
$200,000. Mr. Scanlau was formerly of the
firm of McLaughlin & Hcanlan, organ
builders, of Bostm. This firm dissolved In
1881, and since then Mr. Hcanlat. has con
ducted the business himself. About six
years ago he established bis large factory iu
Roxbury, where 400 persons are employed.
THE NEW YORK BRANCH.
Recently the Now York branch of the
business was incorporated under the New
York laws and styled the New England
Piano Company of New York, with a cap
ital stock of $200,000. The Boston business
has been incorporated under the lawn of
Maine, with a capital stock of $750,000. In
March lsst, some of the Important ma
chinery iu Mr. Hcanlan’s factory became
disabled, causing a brief shut-down of tne
works. At that time there were rumors
that Mr. Hcanlan was In financial distress,
but he explained matters satisfactorily,
saying that the stoppage of work had
caused the rumors, and also claiming to be
in an easy financial position. The factory
at Roxbury has manufactured an average
of seventy pianos a week.
FALL OF THE POLES.
The Work of the Choppers Proceeding
More Expeditiously.
New York, April 17.—The work of
cutting down the poles and wires on Broad
way, above Fourteenth street, proceeded
to-day. Better progress was made taau
yesterday,as there was no longer any danger
from live wires, and because yesterday’s
experiences tended to facilitate the safe
lowering of the poles with le-s delay than
when the work first b gan. On account of
rain thoro were very fw people Batching
the downfall of tho wires, but the most
casual observer could not fail to notice
tho difference iu the appearanco of
the thoroughfare bereft of it net work of
wircH.
To-night the upper portion of tho city,
from Fourteenth to Fifty-ninth streets, is
still shrouded iu darkness on account of
Mayor Grant’s war on the overhead wire..
Fifth avenue was entirely black from
Twenty-eighth to Fifty-ninth, Broadway
from Fourteenth hr Fifty-ninth, and al-.o
the principal cross-town streets in that
locality. There are a few gas lights burn
ing.
New Berne's Depot Burned.
Raleigh, N. C., April 17.—The ilopot
building at New Berm-, together with its
contents, wan entirely destroyed by fire
this morning about 5 o’clock. The amount
of the loss, though not stated, is heavy.
Injury to Virginia Crops.
Norfolk, Va., April 17.—'ntelllgenco
from the surrounding counties confirms
the reports of the great injury done the
pea, bean and potato crops by the recent
storms and continusl heavy rainfalls.
An Epidemic of Cholera.
Han Francisco, April 17.—Word reaches
here that the c.iolora Ls epidemic in the
Fhuiupuie Islands, and that out of 1,500
casus 1,000 have proven taluk
RAILROADS ON THE RACK
THUS COMMISSION CITES OVER A
SCORE TO APPEAR,
Twenty-Beven of the Number to be
Investigated ae to the Issuing of Free
Parses- Another Batch Must Make a
Showing as to Payment of Commis
sions on Ticket Selling—Trackage ou
Cars.
Washington, April 17.—The interstate
commerce commission has issued an order
citing twenty-seven railroad companies to
appear before the commission, at its office
in this city, ou May !i next, to answer and
set forth before the commission the persons
and clussos of persons, if any, to whom,
each of them, respectively, has issued
free passes or free transportation to persons
other than its own officers or employes, and
officers and employes of other railroad
companies, and all conditions and limita
tions connected therewith in each instance,
and how they do this branch of their busi
ness.
NAMES WANTED.
Tho order also says: “As it is intended to
make this investigation full ami complete
each of said carriers will save time and ex
pense bv bringing with it from its records
a true and accurate list of names of all per
sons, if any, to whom it has issued free
passes or free transportation, who are not
its own officers or employes or officers
and employes of other railroads, between
Nov. 1, 1888, and the time of such
investigation, if any of them have
done such business, with an explanation as
to how and why this was done in each
instance; and each of said carriers will at
that time be expected and required by the
interstate commerce commission to present
such list as aforesaid for the purpose of said
investigation and to verify the same by
proper proof*; and said investigation
will relate to the details of all this kind of
business as done by each of the said car
riers.”
Only three of tho railroads on the list
penetrate any part of the southern states.
They are the Baltimore and Ohio, New
York, t’hiladelphia and Norfolk, anil tho
Pennsylvania.
COMMISSIONS ON TICKETS.
Another long list of about as many is
called upon to appoar on May 7, next, to
answer and set forth before the commission
what commissions, if any, each of them
pay upon the sale of passenger tickets, and
to whom, and how this business is con
ducted by each of them.
Still another long list is summoned to
appear on May 8, next, to answer and sot
forth before the commission what allow
ance, if any, each of them pays for track
age, and to whom in each instance, and
how this is done, and what allowance, if
any, each of them pays for the
different classes of cars furnished by
shippers, car companies, individuals, or
connecting lu es, and how this business is
conducted and done by each of them, aud
as to what is a fair and just allowance for
such different clnssos of cars. All of the
companies named in these two last named
lists are northern and western.
MINNEAPOLIS STREET CARS.
Tbo Company Makea a Weak Effort to
Resume Traffic.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 17.—The
street car company made its lcug deferred
effort to start its cars this morning. Seventy
five men, all the company has succeeded in
hiring, were divided among the throe lines,
and at 6 o'clock the cars were start -d, loaded
with policemen. There were targe crowds
jeering at the new men, but no serious dis
turbanoe occurred. The police arrange
meats were perfect. There were several
arrests. Tho strikers, however, have per
suaded about a third of the uow men to quit,
and it looks doubtful whether
cau get enough men to operate its lines.
SEVERAL CLASHES.
Although the street car company suc
ceeded In running some cars over the most
of its lines to-day, tho strike is not by any
means over. Beveral ‘'brushes” occurred
between the strikers and their
sympathizers and the police. A
mob ou Washington avenue was
the hardest to handle. It would be
scattered iu one place only to gather in an
other. Many arrests were main. This
afternoon a Bloomington avenue car going
north was boarded by a number of men.
The police were forced off.
PACKED WITH MEN.
It gathered others as it proceeded, and
when it reached Hennepin avenue it was
packed, many on tho top. The driver bo
came excited, aud the car was run off the
track several times. It was finally started
for the shops about two blocks away. A
small riot followed on its arrival
there. After some savage club
bing by an officer aud with
the assistance of office employes. President
Lowry lent a band, and the car was housed,
but not before it was b idly wrecked. Au
attempt to effect a settlement of the differ
ences between the company and strikers
this afternoon was a failure. The police
fear serious trouble to-night.
NO CARS AT ST. PAUL.
St. Paul, Minn., April 17.—The street
car strike situation has been uuehungod here
to-day, no ears running but hundreds of
people walking. Ad attempt to start tbo
cars will be made iu the morning.
STOPPED BY A STRIKE.
Trouble at the Iron and Steel Worke
at Alikarma.
Steubenville, 0., April 17. —The new
Steubenville Iron and Steel VVorlks at All
kana, wtiich started last week, are already
(topped by a strike. An amalgamated
association was started and chart
ered by some of the men and a
scale was signed, but with a reser
vation which tho man claimed would
work to their disadvantage. Thero was
also some difficulty as between the working
of h me aud foreign puddlers. The firm
are shipping their raw material back to
Pennsylvania, and the outlook is not prom
ising for a speedy settlement of the strike.
About 500 men are affucted.
BALD KNOBBEKH RESPITED.
Both Expected to Hang on May lO
Despite the Delay.
Oza7.k, Mo., April 17.—At 1 o’clock to
day Q. H. Johnson, sheriff of Christian
county, a dispatch from Guv.
Francis reipiting John Matthsws and Will
iam Walker, two of the Bald Knobbors
under sentence to be hanged next Friday,
until May 10. It is now supposed that on
that day the muu will surely hang. The
supreme oourt bae already ma lea final de
cision iu the case ami only executive
clemency will save the criminals.
Brig. Geu. Dawson Dead.
New York, April IT.*-Brig, Geo. Sam
uel Kennedy Diwtoti, IJ. S, A. (retired),
died this morning at Grange, N, J., alter a
short illness.
PARNELL'S LIBEL SUIT.
Political Questions to bo Excluded
from Consideration.
London, April 17. —Mr. Purnell has en
gaged Sir Charles Russell, Mr. Asquith and
Arthur to conduct the libel suit
brought by him against the Time*. The
trial of the case will take place iu London
in the autumn. The specific charges
against the Times are that it published a
far. simile of a letter dated iu April,
1887, which was falsely ascribed to Mr.
Parnell, and that it published other let
ters during the case of O’Donnell v. Wal
ter, among them being the Kilnmiuharn
letter beginning: “Dear E.,” which the
Times, subsequent to the trial, called geu
uine. Mr. Parnell will insist t hat the case
be confined to the subject of the issue of
forgeries, and that all questions of a politi
cal nature be excluded from consideration.
A I’HIEST BRINGS SUIT.
Rev. Father Coveiinv hts commenced a
suit against the Standard for saying that
he approved the murder of Police Inspector
Martin at Gweedore, Ireland.
HARTINUTON SPEAKS.
Lord Hartington, in a speech at Sunder
land to-night, denied the truth of the asser
tion that the by-elections showed a revul
sion of popular feeling in favor of Mr.
Gladstone. Ho claimed that the fact that
the liberal unionist poll had in every instance
been increased wheu the liberal unionist
candidate had been defeated showed that
the country adhered to the decision given
at the last general election. He said that
the principles of local government,
as accepted by the peoples of
England and Scotland, would lie
offered to Ireland as soon ns the Irish were
ready to recognize that there was no griev
ance in possessing an equality in political
status with England, Scotland aud Wales.
HE ASSISTED GWEEDORK’S TENANTS.
Londonderry, April 17. —Prof. Harri
son has boon committed to the Londonderry
jail for trial at the court of sessions, on
Tuesday next, on the charge of assisting tho
besieged tenants at G weedore.
A BRUTAL SERGEANT.
While Prof. Harrison was being conveyed
to the jail he was heartily cheered by the
populace. Tho sergeant who was in charge
of the policemen wuo arrested Prof. Harri
son ordered his men to “beat tho devil out
of them,” and Fathers Glldea, Boyle,
Connybear, O’Brien and O’Shea, and
the reporter of the Loudon
Daily News were roughly handled.
Women wore trampled ou by the crowd,
and in some instances were clubbed by the
police. Tho exciteniont was Intense, the
populace being greatly enraged by the ac
tion of the police.
MORE EVICTIONS.
Dublin, April 17.—1 tis expected that
seventy more tenants will bo evicted from
their homes on the Olphert estates.
A MONKEY BIT Ed A PRINCE3&
The Brute Subsequently Dies of
Hydrophobia.
Paris. April 17.— The Uaalois says that
the Princess of Sagan, a noted leader of
fashion, was bitten a short time ago by a
pet monkey, which has since died from
hydrophobia. The princess, the paper says,
is about to visit Paris for the {im pose of
putting herself uuder the care of M. Pas
teur.
INVA3ION OF BULGARIA.
Exiles in Roumanla and Russia Hatch
ing a Plot.
London, April 17.—1 tis stated that the
Bulgarian exiles in Roumauia aud Russia
are plotting for a formidanle invasion of
Bulgaria. It is improbable that M. de
Giers, the Russian foreign minister, will in
terfere to prevent the consummation of
such a plot.
Warrants for Boulanglata.
Paris, April 17 .—La Presse says that
warrants have been issued for the arrest of
sixty members of the Boulangist party.
The Beuate commission, appointed to con
duct tho trial of Geu. Boulaugor, to day
privately examined Gen. Haunter with ref
erence to the charge that Geu. Boulanger
corrupted officers of the Pari* garrison.
Boulaugists Letnailre aud Dequille have
come from Brussels to make arrangements
for a demonstration by the French colony
there in honor of Gen. Boulanger. The
general has promised to attend tbo demon
strution.
An Exposition Banquet at Paris.
Paris, April 17.—The municipal counoil
will give a banquet on May 11, at which
will lie President Carnot, the cabinet, the
foreign diplomatic representatives, the
mayors and other guests attending the
opening of the exhibition.
The subscriptions to tho exhibition
lottery bonds amount to 175,000,000 francs.
The Figaro says that the esar contem
plates a visit to the coming exposition
here. ___
Six Thousand Immigrants en Route.
Liverpool, April 17. —Sir thousand em
igrant* embarked upon seven steamship*
here to-dav. The majority of the emi
grants are bound for the United States. A
tew of them are going to the Argontein
Republic.
Roumania's Only Safety.
Vienna, April 17.—The Fremdenblatt
warns the new Roumanian ministry (Ca
targi government) that the only safe y for
Roumauia is in adheranca to neutrality,
and the avoidance of Russian tutelage.
Fatal Explosion In a Colliery.
Vienna, April 17.—An explosion oc
curred in Rothschild 1 * colliery at Tlefblau,
Austria, to-day. Five persons were killed
and two wore dangerously wounded. Mix
others are missing.
, Pope Leo's Illness.
Rome, April 17.—The pone has not yet
recovered from the illiie.6 which attacked
him on Monday.
FORGED DEEDS.
A New Yorker Making Bogus Sales of
Florida Property.
Boston, April 17.—A. VV. Edens, of the
firm of Eden* & Cos., real estate agents at
No. 044 Washington street, was arrested
yesterday afternoon charged with uttering
forged deeds of lots of lands in Florida.
Tne purchaser of the lots was L. Harm of
this citv. The deeds were not forthcoming
promptly and Mr. Barta nut the matter
lu the hands of a collection agency
to which EJsnt surrendered the papers on
which were the signatures of John F. Dunn
and Alice E. Dunn and purporting to have
boon acknowledged before a notary public.
Only an ordinary rod wafer
appeared on the deed. This
caused some suspicion, and it was dis
covered that all the names, which are those
of well-known people in Ocala, Fla., were
forged. It is stated that Eden* confessed
that, he had used Mr. Barta’a money, aud in
< rder to quiet him bad fonted the deed, in
truding to send the money w> Mr. Dima as
soon as he could and receive n bona fide
derd. A large number of sa)* of property
in Ocala have been mad by Edens.
i' Daily. ?io a year, j
< R CENTB A COPY. V
) WEEKLY, $1.25 A YEAR I
AFTER OKLAHOMA’S LAND
WHEN THE SETTLERS CAN CROSS
THE CHEROKEE LINE.
Tho Rush Into tho Strip to Commence
After Midnight To-Night—The Gov
ernment's Arrangements fora Postal
Service Tents of the Boomers
Wrecked by a Storm.
Arkansas City, Kan., April 17.—The
announcement of Capt. llays, who is com
manding the cavalry detailed to guard the
border here, that settlers would b allowed
to cross the line into the Cherokee strip im
mediately after midnight, Thursday,
created a groat stir among the prospectors
here, aud it is thought that a large ma
jority of them will take a lvantage of
the opportunity and that at midnight
to-morrow will commence the grand rush
into tho strip. Tho campers realize that all
cannot cross tho border at the same time,
and there will boa scamnorlug along the
border for miles. A teirible wind and rain
storm passed over here last night, which
played havoc, with the boomers’ tents.
Women and children were drenched and
badly frightened.
EXCITEMENT running high.
Caldwell, Kan., April 17.— The Okla
homa excitement is at its hight here to-day.
It is almost impossible to get along the
streets, the crowd is so dense. Five hundred
wagons was the estimate placed on the
arrivals to-day, while the reports oi those
to come to-morrow will double the amount.
One town site company will leave here
Friday morning for Lisbon, which will con
sist of at least 600’ men. Tne Rock Islaud
stage line outfit, consisting of 180 horse*
with forty-five stages, left yesterday for
Pond Creek to get In readiness for the rush.
Capt. Woodson of the Fifth cavalry eay*
he will search every outfit to
make sure that there is no
liquor of any description taken into
Oklahoma. If ho does he will p-event no
less than a dozen men who aro camped here
with all tho way from a ton-gallon keg to
ten barrels of Whisky, who intend opening
saloons in Oklahoma. A bank was org m-
Ized hern to-day by prominent capitalists,
whioh will open for business ou April ut
Lisbon.
THE FIRST PAPER.
Topeka, Kan., April 17. —Tim first num
ber of the Oklahoma lime* will be issued
at Oklahoma City on Apiil 83 by A. C. Sa
C. W. Hcott, formerly of the Hegisfer, of
this place. The Time* will be republican
In politics, and will bo printed from a com
plete steam plant.
FORDING DANGEROUS.
Kansas City, April 17.— A Time*' special
from Arkansas City, Kan., says: “Report*
received to-day from tne Indian territory
state that heavy rains hail fallen and that
the rivers wore rapidly rising. Grave fears
are entertained that the progress of t e
home-seekers In their march to Oklahoma
will be seriously impelled, and that the ford
ing of the large streams will bo extremely
dangerous.”
THE CRUSH AT KANSAS CITY.
As the day for the opening of tho Okla
homa land* draws nigh, tho capacity of the
union depot In this cu yis taxed more and
more every day The settlers come from
all over the ooSatry. To-day thirty Ital
ians, fresh from Castle Garden, were among
the motley crowd.
THE CROWDS OVERESTIMATED.
11l his telegram from Caldwell, Kan., to
night a staff correspondent of the Kansas
City Times says: “The town is not espe
cially full of strangers. Probably the fact
that the creeks and tho Cimarron river ara
very high has had some effect in keeping
them to the Arkansas City route, but tha
truth is that the number of the pe pie at all
border points have lieen very much over
estimated. There are plenty of town lot
schemes hatching. Colonies of old soldiers
are forming at several points to get home
steads aud use the shorter time of their res
idence to secure a title, and then turn part
of tho land into towns. The heavy rains
of last night have made the streams worse
than over, and unless they subside, there
will bo great difficulty in reaching Lisbon
(formerly King Fisher) from here. A stage
company has Just ordered nearly 1,000 feet
of heavy rope to be used in fording if nec
essary.
AN OUTFIT FOR A HOTEL.
“An outfit for a hotel at King Fisher ar
rived hero to-day. The managers have
sleeping and eating teuts, ranges and a huge
let of eatables of all sorts. Tne managers
have a permit from the military to go on in
ad vauce and erect their tents. They prom
ise not to use their advantage to get claims,
and think the chances of profits in the
hotel business are better tuan those of
lauds. Manager Parker of the Rook Island
railroad is expected here to-night. The
company is doing evorthing in its power to
handle its business, but it is working against
many difficulties.
BEAUTY OF THE COUNTRY.
“The country hero is very beautiful now
after the rains, aud the Cherokee strip
south of Cald .veil it as good as any. It is a
fertile, rolling prairie. The cattle men
are not yet reconciled to the situ
ation, and look on the settbr*
with ill-concealed dislike. This is tha
headquarters of the Live Stock Assoc is t ion,
and many business men are connected with
the cattle compauies. The boomers all tart
together to-morrow with the troops in fruat
of them.
▲ RARE SIGHT.
It will be a sight not often presented
before in America, a thousand or rn ire set
tlers marching toward homes under the
regulations of the war department.
Tho settlors here are of a remarkable good
class. The most of them have condor tuple
outfits. Bounds of the violin and the banjo
proceed from many of the tents and the
tenants have newspapers at Oki.dionta
literature in sight reading all tue time.
Everybody seems to be for himself, rather
jealous and suspicious of o.hers
than united by the bomb of
friendship. Home ei|ierienced from nvunieii
say there will bo no trouble of auy sort at
Lisbon, while other say it cannot be pre
vented. After Mrnnlay the soldier* cannot
act, except on tne request of the civil
authorities so the deputy marshsi* will
have to do pretty much all of the work of
preserving order.
RUDDY AND STRONG.
Wellington. Kan., April 17.— This
morning fullv 600 boomer outfits passed
through via llunnewell. Asa general me
the wagons and teams were of the best
class and the boomers ruddy and strong.
TWO NEW POBTOmCEN.
Washington, April 17.—Tns postoffloe
department officials are making active prep
arations for tne immediate opening of two
postoflices in Oklahoma, one at Kingfisher
stage station, and tha other at Guthrie,
where the United HLa tea land offices are
to be established. Beveral postoffl-*
inspectors are now on the
gr und examining the proposed mail
routes into the country and between all im
portant points. For the pro*git all mail*
will entsr tho tsrritory from the north
over tbs Atchison railroad to its southern
terminus, aud from there it will be cm-riet
forward by government couti actors ov*|
regularly eatnolishod routes.

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