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Kor West Vifjt'ni* ami Western Pennsylvania:
I «ht t'> ftch nortli-rlf wind«. bo«» mit« varia
cuMer. followed by warnur. light lata or
mow. fallowed by fair weather
The fall text ol' the new Chine«« treaty
hi« been made public. It is a triumph ol
American diplomacy. K very thing that
r »u d b» reasonably a*ked from the Chi
n-s<> government has been granted, and
•uli p-otev'ion is assured the Ameri
c m \ȕio.vr a^inst degrading Coolie
« u:p tit!«>a. Article 1 provide« that for
:t pefiod o.'- twenty years alter Ik" rati
tii itiou of the treaty the coming of all
Chin«"** laborer* iuto the I uited Sut«» i*
prohibi'ed. The exceptions to the clause
.tri t'fv and so carefully hedged about that
KvaMon h practically impossible. The
D.uuvra'.u administration has done a good
*<>rk iu the nogotiation of Ihe treaty. The
ijutstion now is: What will the Republi
cau Senate do with it?
1 m t -e*»i .«own at the «reat bn*ine.vs
« )uveol> d has already hecun to bring
forth trnit If the f.irhest specimens are
an .p. licaiioa, West Virginia will gather a
kiuuîivuu» harvest liooi the first intelligent
• ti >rt to »»rt her ail vantages betöre the
wo. til The letter* which rppear on the
fourth page ol tLis ru >rump's KkiUstek,
show that tLe^pidt of in<iniry is abroad.
West Virg in »'s wealth and West Virginia's
adv uitme* ..re d.twuing upon the great
worll oatside Wheu the whole S:at^ is
o-g»ui. .!, and t'.ie I majoration au.l Devel
opment s> ifîy gets well to work, theu
watch West Vir*:iuLi'.-t bootu.
The town of Fiudtay, Ohio, which c*le
itr.ttr I the introdac turn of natnralgas with
the Id tie ot trumpf ta and a two days' fes
t • .ty, se -us to S»e ou the backward t:;rk
Th.-ir'rr• ■.ri'î»' movement cau he laid at
th- d »<•<•* oi kr id specolatore, who spent
tli >j ! < of doll irs in booming the tow n
a i 1 .. -yif .' utitKiil valae*«. Wheel ng,
with 1« ( »rservative po.'icy, keep* on the
iipwa d m.ucb, eijosinjj a substantial
gi.>«-.th, w.d tll'ers far better edvant.'gva
tba.'i otht'r i'fitu who-e praises have been
so widrly i>roclainud. We bavetb* gas,
aud the money, to«».
Tu luueral services over the body of
tlie lit.' Chief Justice Waite were celt
b,-.. ..! In til* bail of the Honse ot Repre
sentative* yesterday. The ceremonies were
i.r a njo.-t impressive character, significant
i i the hijjh Nation ot the dead and the re
spect in which be was held by hw fellow
men The Justices of the Supreme Court,
both Hms*.s of Congress», the President
an 1 Ci^'iaef, representatives of the diplo
ma a- corps and officers of the army and
navy wen- prélat.
The Stipr me Court has decided that
liquor* i mni.irtured outside of a prohibi
ts >.» ^t iîe .in Iw imported into it, and
now if « t•' liiu^d thai liquors can be man
u: »• :m -i iu a pr.iV.ibifiou Stete to l>e sold
• i.it'i.i. or it. It i--i a clear case of give and
Tue beauties of prohibition are

Kxii.ins «»t L.\i:'K Irakemen and
s.v»lcu':jtn are going west to take the
p: .i-?s «>! • sir:k; rx. The tight > etweeu
tue K. « f" I. and tk<> ISrotlerhood seems to
. w.iroi as between the Brother
h *1.1 an ! the rco pany. O. g-inued labor
bent much to bop- from the outcome.
Ml- i-i-ili ci bis c-inu'it onto ths boom
■tie.« Au iiumi^ratioi ennvencion bas
• ! called by Governuf Lowkie. West
V .. ;"ni *'-• Immigration and Development
s > i»»t v will :u\;> many competitors to con
t'o l »ich; bat then no good thing is got
without working for it
Iris with dee» regret tue people oi the
State «id learn of General Fl.tri's eoo
tini-il ill lie y. lienefal FLICK has filled
h'i<h positions of honor and trust with em
luent f«irn ->•» and ability. Hts well nigh
h »p Ses-» c >:>«]itioa com mauds ^-moral s*ym-.
Tut coke operators have beeu unable to
a* re- up » i aooiSiuation to ke^-p np price«.
Tue ut irk «t i> op-o, and coke is quoted as
low a-i As loa/ as the operators
can stand it tie consumers will probably
not object.
TngrcK art h»oip very pertinent ques
tions at»! at-ntH ia ao interview with a
roDtreftnriQti baiiilrr in this issoeofthe
Keuktsu. They interest ail clas«*s of
oar uM/ nn, in s very vital spot—their
Wi!EEt.lNu, Parkersburg, Huntington
and Gnfinu are compiling tor the regi
mental enciuiprmnt. If the soldier boys
come to Wheeiinn thry will he right roy
ally entert lined. Brin* them ht re, by all
TuEda?«f the railroad accident m re
turning Yesterday two disastrous wrecks
occarrc!, one !a Coantcticut and the other
in Illinois R>th wera attributable to
gross cart-Korneas.
Thk Missouri river it on its annual tear. j
He is nut l'ipcefe»! tnKiirvive the Stroke «I
Syri-i.U nitgrom to fV K><ntUT.
Maktivsbi ko, \V. Va , March 2S.—
<len. W.II. U. Flick, who was stricken
with paralysis laut week, while arguiog a
case in court. shows no improvement. Ow
ing to (i. n Flick'« large physique it seems
that it will hardly he possible for him to
survive the shock. His friends are greatly
c«»acerned about him, and the probable
fatal character of hi* illnee* has drawn
forth many expressions of sympathy on
Patrick Daly, aged '^3, waa «bot and in
stantly killed in a drunken tjuarrel at Chi
cago. y ester! ay,
In the suit of Fdward P. Tenney against
the H stton i'onirtgaliomtiial for libel,
claiming $IUO.imn> damage«, the jury re
turned a verdict for the paper.
A dis pitch fa)« Ml. Holly, New Jersey,
denies ths :Uitement that the »laughter* oi
th-» Ute H iv. S tmuel Baron, died from
The defalcation in the State National
Btnk of Kaleigb, N. C., ia now «aid to be
<>o!y $75,UUO, and it ia believed th» depos
itors will be paid nearly in fulL
Health, wealth and happiness follow in the
w*ke oi Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup Price 25c.
To frostbite« and bites of poisonous insects
Salvation Oil givas immediate relief.
Min; Prominent People and Distinguished Otficials
Present at the Lost Ssc R;ws Ov«r the Re
main* of tfa« Late Chief Jus
tice Wait*.
W.vshiwqtu.v, March 28.—The funeral
services over the remains of tbe^ate Chief
Justice Waite took place to-day in the nail
of the House of Representatives.
The remaius ct the late Chief Justice
Waite were removed from the lamily resi
dence on I street, between Fourteenth and
Fiiteenth, to the Capitol at 11:30 o'clock
this morning.
They were accompanied by his relatives
the Associate Justices and their families,
the ot iciating clergymen, seven in number,
officers of the Supreme Court, reprt>euta
tives of different bodies of which the de
ceased was a member, and numerous
friend*. There were no services at tbr
bouse and the arrangements were ot the
simplest acd quietest character. The cor
tege proceeded to the Capitol by way of
Fourteenth street and Pennsylvania ave
The Senate met at 11.-3U thin morning.
After prayer by the Chaplain, the Clerk of
the Hooi* appeared and delivered n mfM
from that tody announcing that it waa
now .u »rHoion and ready to receive the
Scuate. The presiding officer (Mr. Ingalls)
said : "'Purtaant to orutr, the Senate will
n >w proceed to the hall of the House of
Representatives to attend the fanerai of
the Chief J ustice. '
Thereupon the procession of Senators,
headed by thj Chaplain and Sergeant-at
arms, with the presiding officer and the
Secretary of the Senate following iu the
second rank took up the march to the hall
of the House of Representatives. There
were no spectators in the gal lent s of the
Senate, no oue being admitted to any por
tion of th>- Capitol except on presentation
of a ticket of admission. After the Sena
tors had U11 the chamber, the five who had
lieeu appointed as a committee to attecd
the funeral at Toledo 'Senators Sherman,
A'lison, Evarls, George and Gray) came in
wearing white linen scarfs and occupied
seats for some time waiting for the arrival
of the general process:» n.
in rHK hülse of rkpkkssktaiivks.
Aseaily as 11 o'clock the galleries oft be
House were rroadfd with spectators anx
ious to o verve the funeral services, and to
•to hosor to the memory of the deceased.
Ta» liter of the House bore every evidence
of mourning. Over every doorway were
heavy draperies ot black, and the folds of
the American tlag which hangs over the
Speaker's chair wer« t istefully caught up
with the same emblems of death and
Iu the space in front of th9 clerk's desk
were ranged heavy leather-covered chairs
for the accommodation of relatives and
friends of the deceased, tb« President and
hi.« Cabinet, the Justice« of the Supreme
Court and Funeral Committe of both
Houses of Congress. The front row of
desks of member were reserved for Sena
tors, while ia the back of the hall, the
space was tilled with chairs for the accom
modation of the itivitt-d fiiemls and mem
bers including mauv ladies.
Promptly at 11:30 the Speaker willed
the Mause toorder. l'rayer was offered by
tho Kev. Dr. Cathbert, who said:
'Dur Holy, Heavenly father, iu whom
we live and move acd have our beiug,
draw ni^h nnto usas we attempt iu our
weak and imperfect way to draw nigh un
to Thee. Again wi> would recognize Thy
hand in the removal of Thy servant, the
late Chi« I Justice of the I'nited States.
Again w>- thank Thee for that lite, for its
illustration of the eternal principles ot
righteousness and truth. The memory ot
the just is indeed btf.ssed. We thank
Thee for the peaceful close of that life. We
believe, icdetd, it was well with hiu, and
we believe it was, indeed, better to ho ab
sent from the body of sin aud of death
an<4be present with the Lord. The Lard's
blessing rest ou the bereaved family, pres
ent and absent. Ko a very present help
unto them. B1»*sh Thy servants before
them. Whether we have ten talents or
tive or one committed to our trust, merci
ful father help us to be faitbtul to that
trust, and lake us at last unto Thy self, for
the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen."
The business of th* House was then sus
pended, while its officer* carried in the bier
and placed it in the spaceiu front of the
clerk's desk. At 11:40 the Senate was
announced, and ail the members remained
respectfully stan Jiug while the Senators
took the places assigned to them, Senator
Insults occupying a chair to the ri>jht of
Speaker Carlisle.
The Kegents of the Smithsonian Insti
tution, the Judgteiof the Court of Claims
of the Supreme Con:t and of the District of
Lolumbij, the District Comiuisbiouers, the
members of the Diplomatic C'wps, the
members of the I nit^d States Supreme
Court and Department ot Justice, and
many members of the Bar of the Supreme
Court, ent^r.*! uui'inouased and were es
corted to e,eats opon the tloor. General
Sheridan and stuff, and Admiral Porter
followed. A tew minute* before noon
Mrs. Cleveland, accompanied by Miss
Bavard, entered the executive gallery of
th«* House, both ladies being dressed in
* A i? 2 a , t. . 1' * !.. v iL» 1
fil u » t U.II1UUO u-iv» v «nvnv «uv « , -LTJ.
dent and bis Cabinet were annoiim-»d, aod
the hundreds of people who bad by this
time secured .»eat* in the ball rose in re
spectful attention m» the distinguished
gueeta were escorted to their seats.
At exactly noon the clergy entered the
ball. Bishop Pare', of the Diocese of
Maryland, w.is th« otlu-iating clergyman,
assisted l>y f>efeu Episcopal clergymen.
The clergy remained standing at the en
trance a» the ConiiresMoaal committee»",
with mourning sashes and badge», planed
into the chamber, followed by the caskct
containing th? remain*, borne by eight
colored employes cf the United States
Supreme Conrt. The casket wa< covered
with palm branches and floral pieces of
white and yellow roses and lilies
As the casket was borne down the aisle
the Bishop read the opening sentences of
tlM Episcopal h a rial service. Following
the coffin carno the Justice? of the Supreme
Court in their rohe«. These were followed
by the son and daughter of the late Chief
Justice, Mr. C. C. Waite and Miss Mary
SVaite. These were in turn followed by
the intimate friends of the decased, th? la
dies of the Sop:erce Conrt and others who
shown to appointed seats while the choir
from the gallery chanted the remaining
sentence* of the burial service.
While the entire assemblage remained
standiDg Birbop l'aret recited the Apostle's
Creed and the choir sang the hymn entitle«!
"Abide With Me." With bowed heads the
asdcmblsge then listened to the selections
from the litany and prayers, in which the
Bishop led and the clergy responded. To
the ordinary burial services were added
the prayenTof the church for the President
and for Congress.
The simple burial service being over the
Congressional Committre withdrew from
the hall, followed by the clergymen, the
pallbearers carrying the casket, the family
of the deceased, the Supreme Court, the
diplomatic corps, the Jn. iciary, the Sa
preme Court bar, the Senate and other
invited guest*. *
Kjr Rorrg for touedo.
From the Capitol the funeral oortege pro
ceeded directly by Pennsylvania avenue to
the Baltimore and Potomac rtilroad station,
about half a mile distant When the hearse
and line of carriages reached Four and a
Half street, Prof. Widdows began a dirge
on th« chime bells of the Metropolitan M.
E. Church, and it continued until the pro
ration stopped at the Sixth street entrance
to the railroad station. The carriages coo
mining the Präsident and the Cabinet went
directly to the Whit« House and the Depart
The Congressional committee« and Asso
ciate Justices alighted first and formed a
line inside the open spat* bj the special
train. Ae the bier was carried past them
and the caaket lifted into the combination
car which takes it to Toledo, and which
was the last of the train of eight coaches,
they bared their heads. Then the family
and most of the com mit tec and friends who
were going to Toledo entered the train At
2 o'clock the train pnlled slowly out of the
station and sped on its way. It will reach
Toledo at ten o'clock to-morrow morning.
On its arrival the body will be conveyed to
Trinity Church and will remain there for
two hours to allow the people of his old
home to see bis (ace before the body is
finally interred.
Killing the K.nginet-r mitl Fireman - Narrow
Kacape of the P*»»rngera.
Haktfobd, Co SN., March 28.—The
boiler cf a locomotive attached to a pas
senger train on the New York and New
England railroad, exploded at Nortb.Man
chester this morning, killing the engineer
And fireman.
I The train consisted of the locomotive,
baggage car and three passenger cars'tilled
with commuters bound A>r Hartford. The
locomotive was shattered and ths tender
thrown from the track. The momentum of
the train was sufficient to push the wrecked
engine 2tM) feet. The front platform of the
biggage car was demolished but beyond
that no serious damage was done to the
train. With the explosion came a cloud of
sUam which enveloped the train. The
passengers kuew that Ihey were near the
bridge, and when the cars left the tails
they were panic stricken, fearing that they
were about to be plunged into the river.
Then the train came to a stand. Still they
found Kngineer James Kelso near the loco
motive uncouscious and badly scalded and
Fireman John B. C. O'Counor a few rods
hack, dead, with a fractured skull. A
pivsician on tbe train who attended the
engineer found tbe ribs of bid right side
crushed. He cannot survive.
Ou the Michigan Central N>ar Chicago.
Urn«» CurlefirueM.
Chicago, March 2-*.—The fast freight
ex pre «H oa the Michigan Central railroad,
which leaves this eitv at 9 p. m., met with
a serions accident, last evening at a cross
ing a little south of Bnrnside. A Toledo,
Wabash and Western freight train ran
into the rear sleeper of the passenger train
while under lull headway. Many pusen
gere were injured, several seriously. The
sleeper was derailed and almost entirely
demolished. Several cars on the freight
train were telescoped. The engineer and
fireman on the freight leaped to save their
lives. There is a net of intersecting tracks
where the wreck occurred. The Michigan
Central had the right of way, and neglect
of this rale brought about the collision.
The gates were down as u-tual and the
signal light displayed. The Express was
crossing the tracks of the Wabash and
Western when the freight train under fall
head broke through the gates and crushed
into it. Tbe oncino struck the sleeper di
rectly in the middle, nearly cut it in two,
tore it from its coupling and threw it from
the tracks. The engine was derailed
Three or f »nr freight cars were tf le temped
and piled upon it. Meauwhilc p.i8«eugors
who were buried in tbo wreck of the sleeper
were shouting for help. Trainmen pro
cured lanterns and dragged from the
wrcek a dozen persons. Five were ser
iously hurt, but none fatally. The names
of two of the wounded persons are C. C.
Hogle, of -1)1 East Twenty-first street, «od
G A. Mjgoon, of Muskegon. All the pas
sengeis wounded otherwise were put ou
the Express train, which proceeded within
an ho.tr after the accidcat. The nanu» of
the other persons conM not be procured
owing to the efforts of the railroad people
to suppress the particulars. It was re
ported that ono man was fatally hart.
Bjr the KocriwchuitDti of the Wat«r* of the
MliMourl, Caiued by Gorge«.
Dbsmoihcs, Ia., March 2d.—Advices
from above Sioux City state that the peo
ple living opposite the mouth of Big Sioux
are leaving their homes becausc of the eu
croac'uiueut of the waters of the Missouri.
A big gorge at Cottonwood hill, thirty
miles above the city still holds and is grow
larger and stronger every day. The big
fiat near Jackson, 1). T., is overflowed to
a depth of several feet, aud some stock has
been lost.
Dr. Cenitf returned from Elk Point and
brings news of an overflow near Jefferson,
D. T., that has driven tbe settlers hack
from the lowlands. The river is running
full at Ysnkton, while here the water coti
tiuues to lall aud the ice hold except in a
small epa«e in front of the cily, which
shows thit the gorgej between the two
piaces are yet solid.
UliUMtruiM Fluad« lu th« South.
Montgomery, Alv, M*rch 28.—The
train which left here (or Now Orleans last
returned and was abaadoneJ. The trestles
over Rocky and Panther creeks are badly
damaged and impassable. The only road
open out of Montgomery is the Louisville
and Nashville north, and special* to the
Adorrtucr from all over Alabama report a
tremendous rainfall and oveiâow. The
Coosa and Warrior rivers are both boom
ing- The Tennessee is up and the over
flow has damaged Massle S hail 8 canal,
near Florence, to the extent of $l<fO,(NK).
Fluillitj UeU a Left-haoüed Sen<l Off from
m Labor Anaembly.
Finplay, Ohio, March 28.—This town
which created snch a stir sometime ago
over the introduction of natural gas has
enjoyed only a short-lived boom. The fol
lowing circular sent out bj Labor Asern
bly 6,500, explains itself
"all gas and no work"
Findlay, O., March, 1888.
Fellow Workmen: —The Building
Trades Leasee of Findlay and vicinity take
this means of informing all fellow work
men that the city and adjoining towns are
full to overflowing, and that fully three
fourths of all the trades and one-half of
the laboring men are out of employm«nt,
and have been for the past 90 days. Stay
away! is the earnest sdvice of your fellow
Money is scarce and yon have to pay
eash in advance for rent, food and fnel, in
fact, ever/ thing her is sold for cash, and
without cash yon can get nothing.
We advise yon to pay no attention to
editorial or advertisements of uewspapers,
as they are paid by real estate shysters for
the pnrpose of Ixtoming the town.
For information in regard to this matter,
address, A. B. Jacobs, R. S ,
P. O. box liff, Findlay, Ohio.
*H«w's Yoar Liver?
The old lady who replied, when asked
how her liver was, "God bless me, I never
beerd th.it there was «ich a thing in the
boose," was noted for her amiability.
Prometheus, when chained to a rock,
might an well have pretended to he happy,
as the man who is chained to a diseased
liver. For poor Prometheus, there wat» no
escape but by the n«e of Dr. Pierce's Pleoe
ant Purgative Pellets, the disagreeable
feelings, irritable temper, constipation, in
digestion, dizziness and sick headache,
which are caused by a diseased liver,
promptly disappear.
Reasons forth« Convention—Provisions of the Treaty.
Indemnification f.r Recent On trag es Upm
Chrnts» in the West-The
Chicago, March 28 —The President'*
message transmitting the new Chinese
treaty to the Senat«-, together with Secre
tary Bayard's letter and the treaty itfelt,
are printed here to-day.
The articles of the treaty are as follows:
ÀBTICLB 1 The high contracting par
tie« agree that for a pt riod of twenty years
beginning with the date of the exchange of
the ratification of Y his convention, the
coming, except nnder the conditions here
inafter specifird, of Chinese laborers to the
United States of America, shall be prohib
Abticlk 2. The preceding article shall
not apply to the returning to the United
States ot America of a Chinese laborer who
bas a lawful wife, child or parent in the
United Htates of America or property
therein of the value of $1,000 or debts o!
like amont dne him and pending settle
ment. Nevertheless, every Chinese
laborer shall, before leaving the Unit«!
States ot America, deposit as a condition
of his return, with the Collector of Cus
toms of thedistrict from which he departs,
a fall description in writing of his
family or property or debts as atore
said, ami shall be famished by said
collector with such certificate of his right
to return under this treaty as the laws of
the United States of America may now or
hearafter prescribe, and not inconsistent
with the provisions of the treaty; and
shonld the written description aforesaid be
proved to be lalse, the right of return
thereunder, or of continued residence or
return shall in ei»ch case be forfeited, and
such right of return to the United States
of America shall be exorcised within one
year of the date of having the United
Jutes of America, hot such right to return
to the United States may be extended for
an additional period not to exceed one year
in cases other than reason of sickness or
ill h. b.\i &n ii»».
A kru.XK 3. The provisions of this con
vention shall not affect the rights nt pres
ent enjoyed by Chinese subjects being olii
cials, teachers and students, merchant-i or
travelers for curiosity or pleasure, hnt uot
laborer?», of coming to the United State*,
and residing therein. To entitle such sub
jects as Bre above described to admission
into the United States, they may prodace
certificates from the government «here
they bave resided, issued by the diplomatic
reprcssntative of the United Statte of
America in the conntry or port whence
they depart. It is also agreed that Chi
nese laborers thall continue to enjoy the
privilege of transit across the territory ot
the United Statesof America in thecourse
ot their journey to or from other countries
biihject to 8nch regulations of the gofprn
mentof the United States as may be neces
Article 4. In pars nan ce of Article 3 of
the convention treaty between tin United
States aud China, ligned at Pekin on the
17th day of November, IK*:», it is hereby
understood and agreed that Chinese la
borer-«, or Chinese of any other class, either
permanently or temporarily in the United
StatefJ shall have for the protection of
their persons tto<l property all the rights
that are >;iv«a J>y the laws of the United
States to citizens of tho most favored na
tiou, excepting the right to become natural
ized citizens. And the Government of the
Uuit*d States reaffirms its obligation, as
stated in Article 3, to txert all its powers
to secure protection to the parsons and
property of all Chiucse subjects iu the
United States.
Akticlk 5. Whereas, Chinese subjects
being in remote and unsettled regions in
the United States have been the victims of
injury, in their persons and property, at
the hands of lawlesss aud wicked men,
which nnexpected events the Chinese Gov
ernment regrets and for which it has
claimed indemnity, the legal obligation of
which the Government of the United
States denies; ntl whereas the Government
of the United Slates, humanely consider
ing these injuries and bearing in mind
the firm and ancient friendship between
the United States and China, which
the high contracting parties wish to
cement, is desirous of alleviating the ex
i*ptionable aud deplorable guttering acd
losses to which the aforesaid Chinese have
been subjected; therefore, the United
States, without reference to the questions
of liability thtreior (which as a legal obli
gation it denies) on or More the 1st day
of March, 18*<y, shall issue the sum of
f 17t),til9 75 to the Cbiuete Minister at this
cipital, who shall accept the same on be
half of his government as full indemnity
for all losses sustained by Chinese subjects
as aforesaid, and shall distribute the said
money among the said sufferers and their
Akticlk ti Thij convention shall re
main iu force for a period ot twenty years,
beginning with tho date of the exchange
of ratifications; and if, six months betöre
the expiration of the said peiiod of twenty
years, neither government shall have given
notice of its termination to the other, it
shall remain in full force for another like
period of twenty years.
Accompanying the President's Me«»age
and Treaty tu Congre««.
The treaty was accompanied by a mes
sage from President Cleveland and a letter
from Secretary of State Bayard, explana
tory of the reasons for its negotiation. The
Secretary says:
' We have «reared the cooperation of
China in the main purpose and object of
the treaty, which it is plainly stated in the
first article of the convention te be the ab
solute prohibition of Chinese laborers from
coming into the United States for twenty
years and its renewal thereafter for a simi
lar period nalem notice shall have been
giver, a* provided in Article •». This pre
cluded the ret am of any Chinese laborers
who are not now in this country ; and for
bids the coming into the United States of
Chinese laborers from any quarter whatso
From this inhibition nre excepted any
Chinese laborer, who has a lawtal wife,
child or parent in the United States or
property therein to the valne of $1,000, or
of debts ot like amount due him and pend
ing settlement. Considerations of human
ity and justice require these exceptions to
be made, for no law should overlook the
ties of family, and the wages of labor are
entitled to jast protection. Judging also
by the statistics ot the clasa inqtua'.iou and
from general expeuence, srch exceptes
cases will 1« practically lew in num
ber, infrequent and easily capable of
such regulations as will prevent abuse.
The regulation and control of the issue of
such certificate« of return will be wholly
in the bands of the United States officials,
and power to prescribe other laws at dis
cretion may be exercised by the United
States. Snch right of return is for a lim
ited period, and the certificates are inval
idated by the perpetration of frauds in con
nection with their procurement and nse,
and the United States are free to adopt
such measures as may become advisable to
check or punish any abuse.
"It cannot be justly alleged that any
discrimination has been made against the
I Chinese by the laws of the United St te»,
nor that they have been denied or ob
structed in their access to avec nee of pablic
remedial jnstice, which are open to all per
sons alike without distinction of race or
nationality. Bnt the fact remains that
there bas been a failure of jnstice in the
repression and punishment of çrime and
lawless violence, of which Chinese were
thft victims owing to the mingled causes of
race prejudice or labor rivalry, their pecu
liar habits and segregation from other
nationalities. The ill-treatment to whiob
Chinese laborers have been subjected by
lawless and cruel men in certain scantily
settled and remote regions of onr jurisdic
tion, where they arc practically beyond
the reach of the protecting arm of the law,
baa been a snbject of just complaint by
their government, as well as mortification
and sorrow to onr own * * *
The stipulations of our treaty with
China does not demand the enactment or
enforcement of laws discriminating in ta vor
of Chinese subjects in the United States,
nor does it entitle them to greater or other
protection tban is accorded to citizen* of
the roost favored nation. Tried by this
t*-st, the Chinese, in all can* of injury to
their person or property, are equal l*!'oie
the laws of this country to the citizens of
any other most favored nation, and cer
tawrly to car owu citterns."
Anuu«l t\>ut«»t lietireeu the Llt«t«rr
SocIdIIn of that Institution.
Special TtUgram tu the Riuixter,
Washington, Pa , Much 28 —The
college portion ot) Washington wore quito an
oratorial aspect to-day. The eighteenth
anuual literary contest between the Philo
and U uion, and Franklin and Washington
literary societies ot Washington and Jefler
son College came off to-nigbt in the Opera
House. All day the streets were crowded
with stndents laofing at tbe postoffite ami
corners talking and speculating on tho re
sult, and many were tbe prognostications
as to who would be the victor. This is a
time when it in expected that if there be
any oratorial ability within the gra?p of the
student it should be brought out.
By eight o'clock the house was crowded
and standing roam was .it a premium.
Following was the programme :
Select orations, W. P. Moorhead, Greens
bnrg, Pa., "The Pilot's Biby;" J. J.
Hamilton, Now Bedford, Pa, "Eugeue
Aram's Dream."
E-savs, Charles Schirm, Baltimore, Md.,
"First Great Writer of America;" John
L Lowes, Washington, Pa, "The Trou
Original orations, H S Inglis,CI«ysville,
P.», "Our National Ideal;" James M.
Welch, Washington, Pa, 'The Inex
tinguishable Spirit of Puritanism."
Dehite—Question, Onght all Revenue
to Im? Derived from a Tax on Lind Values;
J. D Jack, aflirm, Summerville, Pa ; G,
W. Hernott, deny. Federal, Pa.
Judges—Judge G. L. Cranmer, umpire,
Wheeling. W. Va. ; Rev. D. A- Cunning
ham, D. D , Wheeling. W. Va.; Iîev. Al
exander Jackson, Pittsburg, Pa ; Rev. G.
W. Chaltant, Pittsburg, Pa. ; Captain B.
B Dovenor, Wheeling, W. Va
The «Juration of the Klght to Manufacture
Liquor to Sell OuUlde the State.
Chicago, Ills, March 28.— A dispatch
from Topeka, Kas., says: "Attorneys for
Seibold & Hagelin, the brewers who were
recently defeated in the United States Su
jrnme Court in h suit brought l»y Attorney
General Kradford to test the prohibition
law of Kansas, ha,ve filed ,111 the United
States Circuit Court« writ of objection to
the decree prepared by Attorney General
Bradford. In this case they claim that
Seibold iS: Madelin have the right to man
nfactnre Iver in this State fi r export and
sale in other States and Territories.
To make ihe order asked for won Id re
sult in the absolute bankruptcy and rnin
of Seibold & Karelin. "We think we are
entitled to hare orders mado in the way
indicated, as the Supreme Conrt of the
United States has not decide 1 the question
aud has never reversed the lower court's
decision." Attorney General Bradford still
maintains that 8<sibold <Nt Hagelin have no
right to manufacture liquor to sell outeide
of the State.
Of the First Regiment— WheeHne Named
a* One of the Competing Point*.
Special TYlnjram lo the R-p'tn.
Gbakton", W. Va., March 23—The
encampment committee of the First Regi
ment met at the Central Hotel here, to
day, with field and a number of line offi
cers present, nuionK whom were Colonel
Freerand Lt. Col. Smith; Captnius Flem
ing, Robisou and Sine; Lieutenant Hagau,
and Sergeants Wat«on and Dcveuy.
l'arkersburg. Wheeling, Huntington and
Grafton were selected as the four prominent
competing point* for tho encampment.
Capt W. B. Sine, ef Manuington, was ap
pointed to receive propositions from theee
places up to April 20th. Tfc«. first Tnes
diy in August was fixed for the date of
the encampment, to last ten days. This
place is taking immediate steps to secure
the presence of the boys Another meet
ing will be held about A phi 21'.h to decide
UDon a place.
The '"ö" Knud Strike.
ClIICAOr», March 28.—Tbe Burlington
engineers and firemen practically imtaway
from their leader and their grievance com
mittees to dar, and took hold of the
stiike with a firm grip. The reason
for this action was that the
more impulsive had become impatient over
the slow and apparently un^uccesfnl
methods ot Chief Arthur. They wanted to
strike the nail on the head, so they appoint
ed committee« and Rent them ont to work
Every road running into Chicago was vis
ited and pledges were obtained from all
the switchmen and switch engineers that
under no circumstances would they
move a Burlington car. Liter in the
day a ma« meeting was held in the hall
at the corner of Jefferson and Fourteenth
streets. Delegates from all of the roads
were present and the pledges made to the
committees were repeated.
Avenged His Father'» Death.
Carunvillk, III., March '23.—The
twelve year-old adopted son of Jim Dietz,
who was murdered by William Niueland
last fall, last evening avenged the death of
his foster father. Dietz on his dying bed
told the boy never to rest until he killed
Nineland. Meeting Nine land on the street
last evening, the youngster coolly drew a
revolver and shot him in the side, inflict
ing a fatal wound. The boy is in jail.
He iscool and «lf-p^ssessed and acknowl
edges that he shot Nineland because Dietz
had tolJ him to do so.
Salt Ajpilnst Vilm«.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 28.—The
testimony in the Welck-Yilas libel case
to-day, biought out no new facta. At the
hour of adjournment Jadge Wm. We cb,
the defendant, wim.being subjected to •
searching crofti-examinttion, intend*! to
establish the fact of ma!?« in the puMtca
tion ol the alleged lib;l.
Hon. William F. Vilas lias teVgraphed
Prosecuting Attorney F. F. Davis, offering
his personal testimony, but it is not con
sidered as necessary.
Following the Weat Vi' tfinla Plan.
Jackson, Miss., March — At the re
quest of many citizens Governor Lowry
bas issued a call for a convention of the
people of Mississippi interested in the sub
ject of immigration to, and the develop
ment.of the resources of tbeHtate, to meet
in Jackson, May 24, for the purpose of or
ganizing the State Immigration Association
with a view to securing tor Mississippi a
share of the immigration now moving
To Regulate Wage« oo a Sliding Scale, to be Deter -
mis*} by the Selling Price of the Product
From Year to Year—Mut öunoos
to See How it Will Work.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 2H.—The propo
sition of Andrew Carnegie to the striking
employes of the F.lgar Thompson steel
work ', was read at a meeting of the Ex
ecutive Committee of the Knight* 01
Labor to-night, and will he presented to
the workmen at Braddock, Pa., to-morrow.
Mr. Carnegie proposes a sliding scale to
regnlate wages on the English plan.
He suggest* that the workmen and
firm each select an accountant to examine
the sales and see what the selling price of
the firm has been for the past month. If
it is found that the price has increased,
wages are tobe advance«! correspondingly,
and vice versa, iu accordance with the op
eration of the scale as agreed upon. The
accountants are to make sworn statements
and the scale will be adopted from year to
year. The plan is a new one in this coun
try and babines» inen and laitor lenders
are curious to m>o bow it will work.
i)iii|r»em*nt of the Syndicate Knock*
the Bottom Out of Price«.
Pittsburg, Mtrcb 'J8 —There no longer
exists even the semblance of a Coke Syndi
cate. The climax to the disagreements ot
the operators was reached yesterday after
To-day there is an open market. The
cut iu prices is already said to have com
menced. It comes from a reliable source
that coke has been offered at $1 per ton.
At the meeting yesterday afternoon the
breach between the operators kept widen
ing until all efforts to come to an amicable
understanding proved to be fruitless, and
the meeting adj.nirned »ine die. It was
not evea agreed to try and snstain the price
of $1 Via. Toe market was declared open,
eai h operator being at liberty to sell his
product for whatever ligure lie could net.
As soon as the meeting adjourned there
was a rush of the operators to telegraph
their enstomera that they were in the mar
ket to sail as low as any other firm in the
Connellsville region.
To-day the result of yesterday's meeting
was boiDg generally discussed in coke cir
cle*. The general impression of all the
operators seen was that all attempts to form
an Exchange and keep np the prite ended
with the meeting yesterday, and that an
other would not be held. This, they said,
meant that the price would drop, some
predicting that it would go as low aa 90
cents. Said one operator: "The sooner the
bottom is reach«! the better. For my
part I will shut down my ovens if the
price goes to $ 1. If it goes so low then
the operators will come to their senses and
may conclude to agree npon some plan of
harmonious action."
"I understand 1 hat coke is l>eing offered
below $1.25 Von can rest a-sured that,
now an open market has been declared, we
go into it to »ell coke as low as any other
firm. I don't care who they be. We will
meet every cut."
Another member ot the same firm »aid:
''There is no doubt that coke in being offer
ed below $1 25. 1 know that it wtw offer
ed yesterday at $1. This is positive. No,
sir, there will be no more meetings of the
It has h;eti a matter of specalatioa as to
what wn< to be done with the coke of the
Prodmers' Association. The old »Syndi
cate members had a two yearn' contract to
sell all this on commission. To day it is
said that this contract is also annulled.
This leaves every operator in the entire
Conuellsviiie region independent to pat
bis coke ou the market at whatever figare
he can get.
The Reorganisation of I lie Baltimore and
Ohio Kallrond Completed.
New Yokk, Marc'j 2« —The New York
syndicate haa finally closed a contract with
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
for the purchase of $2.5<JO,000 of the con
solidated mortgage bonds ot that company.
In agreeiug to the contract tbe syndicate
tcontesting of Drtxel, Morgan & Co.;
Hrown Uro«. <«fc Co ; Kidder, I'eabody &
Co. » says:
"It give^ us pleasure to state to you that
this agreement id entirely acceptable to ua,
as in full satisfaction of all claims under
the original agreement of August last. We
havo never ha/1 any de^jre to force the
issue of preterred stock We deemed that
ishue tbe safest and most desirable mode
for raising the money required to place
yonr road in a satisl.tctory condition. The
stockholders and directors, having arrived
at a different conclusion, we aro entirely
satisfied with the course that has been
This means that the fioancial reorgani
zition of thfi railroad has beeu accom
plished within about peven months, and
with the atmosphere of Wall street any
thing but favorable to each operations.
Crtdll Mobilier Huit I>Uiul»»«-<l.
Nkw York, March 2P.—A decision wa«
handed down by Judge Hhipman, of tbe
United (StatesCourt to-day, dismissing the
suit against the great Credit Mobilier. Tbe
suit was begun fourteen years ago by Row
land Hazard and others, ' stockholders ol
the concern, against Sidney Dillon, as
trnstee. An accounting for the work done
in tbe construction ot the Union Pacific
railway was sought for. The defendant
demurred to the complaint, and tbe mat
ter haa since been pcodwg in the court.
The demurrer was sustained by Jadge
A Hnnpended lows Bank.
Chicago, March 28.—A dispatch from
Dahaqne, Iowa, sjys: Bank Examiner
Stone ha« concluded his e«timate of the
assets of the Commercial Nitional hank
and forwarded his report to tbe Controller
of the Currency. lie statt« that the de
positors will reçoive 75 cent« on ibe dollar.
In reply to the question as to whether the
directors are liable, be said it wae not his
duty to declare them liable, bat it wai bis
dnty to ssy whether they hare violated the
bankinplaw. BeiDg pressed to say whether
wach was the case, he replied that be pre
ferred not to answer that question. He
will make no recommendation for a re
ceivership unless requested to do so by the
Murder«* bj HU Conpaaloa.
Lor is ville, Ky., March 2W.—Â special
from Somerset, Ky., says: Tom Wilson, of
Oliver Spring", Tenn., was foand near the
Stanford road, a mile north ot this place,
this morning dead. His face was buried
in the mod and his bead terribly beaten
np. Yesterday be was seen here in com
pany with a man named Sidebottom. Both
were drinking heavily at that time. It is
belis~ed that Sidebottom committed the
deed and there is talk of lynching him.
He is a hard character. Wilson had abont
$50 with him when be left
Tewel« Lo«t.
New York, March 28.—A Gloucester,
Maes , special says: Commercial circies art
exercised over the disaster to the salt, fleet.
To-day the following vessels, overdue,
were formally given np: The Norweigaa
bark. Emigrant, and the American barks,
Vesnvin^ of Richmond, Maine, and the
Mabel Stoddard, all from Trepan with sail
for this port.
Of the I'siM, ob tl>« Spoonrr la.
t«r-.SUt* Ttlfptph Bill.
Washington, March 38.—Dr. N'orrin
Gk«d, Preeident of the Western Union
Telegraph Company, add reaped the Senate
Committee on Iuter-Stat* Commerce thia
morning on the 8pooner Intei-8fate tele
graph bill. He aaid be did not appear to
oppose a fair and reasonable enactment for
the regulation of the telegraph. If the
telegraph *v commerce 'n the oonatitn
tiocal sense and the Snpreme Conrt had
decided that its basinemia commerce, then
there conld be no question of the power of
Contiens to enact ancb a law, such as that
Ordinarily his company would desire to
be let alone, bnt under the circnmstonces
it wa« not averse to snch an enactment as
proposed, with certain objectionable feat
ure« stricken out. lie was led to this con
clusion from the fact that bis company
owns and operates four-filths, perhaps
m Ten-eighths of all ot the telegraphs in
the Uuited States and is therefore an ap
parent monopoly, while in point of fact it
ha* no exclusive franchisee—no legal privi
leges* that anybody else cannot get. Tbest>
emeutary patent« have expired, and except
as to same improved methods anybody
might bnild and operate a telegraph. Bnt
the telegraph» had drifted into h combina
tion uot from the grasping efforts of auy
one maa or set of meu, but from the neces
sitous law* ot trade. The rates bad been
cheapened and the busin««* greatly im
proved in its facilities and in promptness
of service.
It was a fact that in l*k! the old lines
were prettily heavily capitalized. Theoom
pauy bad to give a sum equal to ita capital
stock for patents, and that duplicated the
stock of the property. Since that date the
water had been squeezed oat of the stock
in divers ways. There were grot« popular
errors as to the cost ot maintaining the
property, aud he referred to the destruc
tion of telegraph poles and wires by the
recent blizzard to show that it («st some
thing to maintain a telegraph system. The
persons who said that the government
could send messages for ten cents and
make the line self-sustaining knew noth
ing about the business. It was
utterly imp*wihle. He believed that the
Western Union property conld not be
duplicated for its cost.
Senator Culloui—Do you mean to say
that your property cost eighty millions of
Dr. Ureen—Yen. I mean to My that it
could not he reproduced for that suiu.
There w:n another popular error a* to the
sanctity of telegrams The idea that any
one man had access to messages pvwing
over the Western Union wire« was too
absurd to discuss. Another popular error
was that this great property wv
controlled by one man. The act
nal fact aboat it was thia: The
thirty directors of the company hold
lea» than $'27,000,000 of the stock, leaving
nearly $<k),000,000 in the hands of sundry
parties. The largest holding of any one
man was 120,000,000. The voting power
outside of the property was larger than the
voting power inside of the property, and
the action taken by the company was not
always in accordance with the wishes of
the largest stockholders.
Coming to what he de^ribed as the oh
jectionahle features of the bill reported by
the Postoffice Committee, he first look np
the arbitrary section relative to the
handling of messages, according to the
time of their receipt. He said
that in the «maller offices that
rule conld easily be observed, bat
it was not so in the larger offices like New
York with eighteen hundred wires. One
operator might work faster than another,
aad it won Id be almost impossible to ex
actly distribute ilie message* and keep
them in their precise order. Therefore, be
believed that the section shonld be quali
fied by the addition of the words "As near
as possible. " The general scope of the sec
tion forbidding discrimination in forward
ing messages, alio sufficiently covered the
the c-ise without the specidc requirement.
Traveler»' Convention—High Witter In lb*
Kanawba- Ohio Kiver New Depot.
Sprciiil Ttlegram to tM Ktqirlrr.
I'a rk K us un u< i, March 2H.—Reeves, the
train wrecker, was bound over to day to
await indictment. The Travelers' Protec
tive Association of West Virginia meets
here May 3d. Business men have decided
to bave a grand industrial display at night
by electric light. Committees have been
appointed to prepare a programme on a
large scale.
Tbe Ohio and Kanawha rivers are rising
rapidly. There have !>een heavy rains lor
twenty-fonr hours. All the tributaries of
the Little Kanawha are booming and tim
ber ready for three years for shipment, bat
nnable to get out is now coming. The
value of the timber is expected to reach
on* bnndred thousand dollars.
The officials of tbe Ohio Kiver railroad
are preparing to move into their new depot.
Tbey will probably take pomewion to-mor
row. The new building is one o I I He hand
somest in tbe country, and is fit'ed with
every convenience for passengers and of
ficials. Owing to temporary d.lay the
trains will arrive at the old depot for M»uie
days yet This city owes a great deal to
tbe Ohio Kiver railroad, and every citizen
congratniate-j the company on th- success
which jastiflee each a fine and commodioos
Tb« GI*d«tonUn OeU There.
Loxdos, March 28.—Tbe election in
Gowar District of Glamorganshire, to fill
the vacancy in tbe House of Commons,
caused by tbe death of Pra:>k Aib Yeo, waa
held yesterday and reunited in tbe election
of David Randall, Gladatooiaa, who re
ceived 3,964 votes against 3,358 cast for J.
E. Dlewellyn, Conservative. At tbe laat
election Yeo, who was • Home Knler, was
was retarne«! unopposed.
The Hontoo uewspapcni are arranging a
bane bail leugne of eight dub« from among
their reporters.
Manager Backenbergrr left la.it evening
for Man*fi»-ld, where the new schedule
committee meet« to-day.
Manager Backenberger yesterday m vie
arrangement* with the Detroit« to have
them play here April 25tb«
Henry Honneborn baa presented Jack
Glascock aod 8am Barkley with a hand
some net of Elks sleeve boUom, which
Iber aie very proud of.
Ham Barkley leave« for Pittsbarg on
Friday, Jack Gtamoock goes to Indianapolis
on Saturday, aod Earn Moffett will leave
for there to-day. Joe Miller will leave for
Omaha on Friday.
The mileage of the leagae team* tbia
season will be aa follow«: Chicago, 10,513
mile«; Detroit, 10.138; New York, 10,069;
Pittabarg, 9S61; Boston 9,794; Indiana
polis, 9,529; Washington, 8,840; Phila
delphia, 8,673.
Brooklyn in playing her gauss will
travel 12,412 miles; Kadsis City 12,314;8t
Louis, 11,653; Athletic«, 11,612; Belë
11,446; Lonsiville, 10,222; Clevelaad 10,
136; Cincinnati, 9,754. Brooklyn will also
make the longest Ringle jump—1,342 liiWi
—to Kinsss City.
President Seeley received a Uilf|i«B last
evening from President McDermith stating
that be did not think it would be proper
to allow Manager Bocken berger ta repre
sent him at the League meeting, sad re
questing bitn to be pressât in person.
Manager Bocke»berger aecompaaisd Pres
ident Seele; to Mansfield. It appear« that
the otter delegate« are afraid they canaot
cope with "Back" sa the «chednls busi
ness and the (act is—they csn't.
Why Ht TtrsfJ Oat R»pblioat mi Rtplamd Tbto
With DNWYnu -It NaHy Bn>k« Hü Heul
to Hak* Ctirpi Af&uct tto "Bort"
Scow CbMrftl TrtUaoay.
Washington, March28.—Is Uw Indi
ana civil service caae to-day, Poatmaater
JooM Mid : "On taking charge of office
April 19, 1885, I removed tha assistant
postmaster, caahier, «tamp clerk, mcmen
ger, and Superintendent of tha Regiatry de
partment and carrisra, and filled their
place« with Democrat*. Those office« were
"andasaificd." In the sack repair depart
ment, every maaaod woman waa within a
few weeks dismissed, including four wonteu
who were working at repairing sacks and
who had othera dependent upon tb» m for
support, and againat whom no charg«* or
aotu plain Is were made. Tha janitors,
watchmen, engineer and elevator hoy fol
lowed, and Mr. Jouea said that the re
movals were made because they were He
puhlicana, and the iu«n sppointed in their
placiü were active poliiwiil worker*
In the "clamifiaa" aervice people were
removed (or the purpose of making room
for Democrats. A man who had passed a
civil aervice examination aaked i( there
waa any chance of hia appointmeut, to
which Mr. Jouea replied bj asking who be
voted for ut the last election. Another
asked if any Republicans would be ap
pointed aad Mr. Jooe« answered do. Mr
Jone« told Mr. Hwifl and Mr. Holland,
of the Association, that be would
not appoint Republicans even if they paw
ed the examination, ao matter how they
stood; that they would not appoint tbem
because they wer« Republu-ans. Mr.
Jones told an employe that there were no
chargea against him; be had done Ma woik
well, hut bia place waa required for a Dem
ocrat; that the party prasaur* was causing
removals and that they wer« n moving
some men whom be thought more of th-M
the men who took their plana.
Assistant Postmaster Dodd said In one
of the employes, Mr. McClelland: "It ia
better for the boy a to resign than to ha\e
us trump up charge« against them It al
most breaks Mr. Jones' heart to have to
trnmp np charges againit the hoys."
James T. Dowling, of tbe railway mail
service, waa a promiuent politician and had
been appointed for that reason. It hail been
shown that Dowling, alwut the time
of his appointment told three persons that
he had bribed certain member* of the
Council, paid tbem nn amount of money
for voting tor the street railway enNrptw
in Indianapolis. Tbe«« (acta were em
bodied in affidavits and sent to ro*tuiaat4 r
General Vilas, with a reijueat for Dow ling's
Mr. V UM luwerta in»i ne nuu in<|uur«i
into the matter und that Dowliog did not
bribe the member« of tbe council; Ihm
Dowling waa an «-tUrient officer, ami lie,
Vilas, had decided to retain htm. The
printed reporta of the Asaociation had hren
aent to the Preaident and the Post
maater General. Witness mid he found
that the President knew of the fart* rot;
cerning the removal of Presidential poat
uiaaters and appeared to approve «hat had
been done. Ho (the Preaident) aaid that
it wai not possible to make an inviniiK*
tion or to let parties know what (lie
charge« were against them;
that that would be to turu
each cam into a judicial investigation,
which they oonld not do. I aakrd him
then why be required that any charge.«
should he made. He said that they were
trying to do the beat they could, ar.d he
aaid he regretted (hat we had made the in
vestigation. 1 told him that most of
tbe chargea were made by persons who
were utterly irreaponaible, acinetinir* by
those who did not pretend to know the
facta, and that sometime* the chatg«s wero
falae, and that it was not possible to pin
cure correct information at all nuUI l«»tli
nid«« had a chance to be beard. He »aid
thut the department had to get the infor
mation tbe beat way they ronld.
I left with him lute which eiubodi«l the
résulta of the investigation. W'itntna Mated
that there liad not to his kuowledgt been
any change in the condition of aflaiiHsinee
he laid theae matter« before the President.
He expressed a hope that the committee
would visit Indiana and that it would al
low the Association to know aolliciejitly in
advance to tx^ireparrd with the witnesses
and tbe facte. The things he bad stated
with regard to the post office con Id be
brought out in the form of legal evidence.
The Chairman—"What ia your view of
the operation of tbe civil Mrvica reform in
"Well, we bava not bad any civil aer
reform in Indiana."
r Tbe Hub-Committee will probably go lo
Philadelphia next waek.
Towns sod lUrnlut« DMiroffl by Obit
trou» Flood* In Germany.
Brum if, March 28 —Fort/ thouaand
people have bcra rendered hotnelrm by iL«
flood«, hundred« <i( vWlagea h^ve hm nub
merged :»nd lorty tnwue and hr.mleta bava
completely disappeared. The Klb», N'oeat,
Viatala and Oder rivera cover a hundred
milea vide io many district* and an enor
mous amount of damagn haa been don« to
property. It ia imponnihle tn estimate the
number of liven lost, bat will reercb lur#«
While trying to break an ice gorge on
the Elb«, by blasting, foorUen Moldiera
were killed. The Wn»r. a tributary of tb«
Vistula, haa overflowed it« b^nka near the
Roman frontier, aobmerging tb« city of
I'oaen. Tb« waUrn are «Gil riaiag mod tbc
entire diatrict ia flooded.
The whole diatriet of Bodrog, in North
Hangar?, ia Inundated, tb* rim having
awept away twenty villagea. The diatriet
of t'ehrgyarmal iaa beep of raine. The dtt
trtea all over Germany ia very greet, and
the newapepera aoggeat granting of Stale
aid to the anfferera.
Rocintt« Cor th« "Q" lead,
FimiBUito, March 28.—A or load Of
K night* of Labor brakemen and coodar.
tor» from the Beading ayatem peeeed
through the city from lb« Eaet this morn
ing, enronte to Chicago to take the alaon
of the atriking ■ witch men of the Cakaeo,
Bnrlingtoo and QOiney road. Than wer«
aeventy five in the parly and more will
IMhf Tarfclih W*MH,
Cohmtabtiwupi.b, March 24.—A sah of
won*ea in thia city aooght to obtain the
arreesa of peahen« due their haa
bMds froaa the uroraatat, and
beafeged the oAn af the Minieter of Fi
nance. The minioUr waa audited to aecape
the fury of the women. The mob killed a
woman who waa advMng them la make
their demaada quietly.
Mr.W. H. Morgue, merchant, Lake City,
Fla., waa takes wit*a eereraCeld, attend
ed with diatreaatag deterrh and running
into Counmption ia fa fret «tapa. Be
tried many ao called pepalar eoâgh n
ediaa aad ateadUy grew waaa. Waa
dacad ia flaah. had ddBealty hi 1
aad waa unable \a dceji. Fiai
himaalf well aad haa had aa i
diaeaae. Ma other reflMdy
«aad a record af earee aa Dr.
Dieuovery far Canaamptiaa _
to do jaai what la dai—d for ffc, Trial
battle free at Lapa 40a. *a Drag I

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