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TOIi. 1. O. 18.
He Issues a Proclamation Assuming
Control of All Municipal Folice.
As Soon as the Present Emergency Shall Have
Passed Ho Will Bcliuquisb. Control and
Bestoro the Former Status Constables
Have Been Honnded and Insulted.
Coltobia, S. 0., April 3. Governor Till
man has issued the following proclamation:
Whereas, Section 519 of tho general statutes of
this state declared that "the Governor shall
have authority -whenever la his Judgment it shall
be necessary to arm the constabulary, and in
an emergency to assume tho sole control of the
whole or" any part of tho municipal police in
cities and incorporated towns, and to authorize
the chief constable of the state, or any deputy
constable, to command assistance in the execu
tion of process, suppressing riots, and In pre
serving the peace;" and,
Whereas, It is made tho duty, and the power
is given, said police to enforce the statute known
as "Dispensary Laws," but Instead of obeying
the requirements of said law" the said police, ex
cept in a few towns, have been an obstruction
nud active aiders and abettors of thoso who are
defying the law; and.
bcrcas. Under tho state statute tho Gov
ernor is tit en power to appoint state constable,
for the purpose of Its enforcement; and
Whereas, Tho rebellious and lawless elements
of society have hounded and insulted these
officers, and sedulously educated the public
mind to resistance, causing several encounters,
resulting In bloodshed between constables and
illicit whist -sellers, producing intense excito
ment and danger to tho peace and welfare of
the state;
Sow, therefore, I, Benjamin R. Tillman, Gov
ernor of tho state of boutll Carolina, do isfcuo
this my proclamation, ghing full and oclcial
notice to tho municipal authorities of every city
and Incorporated town in tho state of bouth
Carolina and to the police and marshals thereof,
that under the pots crs given me by said section
C19 the emergency contemplated has arisen and
does now exist, and that 1 do hereby assume
sole control of tho whole force of municipal po
lice and marshals of the several cities and incor
porated towns of this state. They are hereby
ordered to enforce all laws on the statute books,
together with nU municipal ordinances and
orders from municipal authorities not inconsist
ent with tho purposes of this proclamation. As
soon as the emergency which is now upon us
shall no longer exist I will relinquish colitrol
and restore tho former status.
B. li. Tiixmax, Governor.
By the Governor: J. E. TindaUbec. of State.
People of Sooth Cnrolina Looking to the
Supreme Court.
Chabixstox, S. C, April 3. Tho people of
this city us wall as those of tho interior of the
stato ure looking to tho supreme court of the
state, which is In session at Columbia, for a
possible relief from the strained condition of
affairs, and there are not a few who blamo that
tribunal for the bloodshed at Darlington.
Baits involving thoconstitutionalityot the dis
pensary law were argued before that court
three months ago and no decision has jet
been rendered by the three judges of tho
Two are what Is known as conservatives
Justice McDow and McGowan. Tho third,
Justice Tope, is an out-and-out Tillmanite,
who was elected soon after the upheaval of
18P0, wnich resulted in tho triumph of the
Tillman faction. Justice McGowan goes out
of office in a few months, and will be suc
ceeded by Eugene B. Gary, another Tillman
ite, elected at the last session of tho legisla
ture. It is certain that nn early decision of the
court on the constitutionality of the dlsjensary
law would have done much towards quieting
the excitement created by its enforcement. II
tho decision had been in favor of its constitu
tionality those who are fighting tho law would
have practically given up the fight. It -Is
thought, however, that had the eourt decided
against tho law Tillman would have snapped
Jjus Angers at the decision.
Teople are af a ios to know why the court
has failed to render a decision, and all sorts
of wild rumors are afloat. Justice Gary will
qualify in July, and tho majority of tho court
will be Tillmanite in politics, and a favorable
decision is expected. '
Resolutions of Inquiry as to Tillman's
ITcss Censorship Introduced.
representative Grosvcnor, of Ohio, has in
troduced in the House a resolution of inquiry
Into tho acts of Governor Tillman in interfer
ing with telegraph lines engaged In Interstato
commerce and establishing a censorship of
tbe press. It requires the Interstate nnd
Foreign Commerce Committee to make an
inimedlato investigation. Mr. Grosvenor
said, concerning tho resolution-
It is the first time in the history of Iho gov
ernment that such a censorship of press dis
patches has been established. During the
darkest days of the war men were free to send
their dispatches from Washington and else
where without supervision or censorship. Iho
light of a free press was regarded as too sacred
to be invaded by a censorship. The public suf
fers as much as the press by such action as that
charged against Governor 'tilhn an. My resolu
tion seeks to ascertain what right the Governor
(Of n state has in intercepting and suppressing
3press dispatches.
Mr. Grosvenor's resolution was referred to
the House Committee on Interstato nnd For
eign Commerce, of which Representative
Wise, of Virginia, is chairman. The latter
6ays the resolution will probably be consid
ered at the meeting of the committcee to
morrow. Mr. Wise said:
The transmission of news and other telc
grapnic inlormation from one state to another
pppeare to be clearly within the right of Federal
supervision. The action of Governor Tillman is
Uertainly remarkable, and it is Important that
ills action be inquired into.
Representative McLaurin, of South Caro
lina, to-night telegraphed Governor Tillman
giving tho general features of the Grosvenor
Congressman Muirav Says Governor Till
man Is Only Doing His Duty.
Representative Hurray, pf South Carolina,
(s a Republican and the only colored member
Of tho House. Ho says, concerning tho pres
ent situation in that State:
As to Governor Tinman's present position on
iho dispensary law tho best element of the state,
including the negroes, support the law and tho
Governor. I regard it asoueof thn hir&t Intra thn
ftate ever had. The opposition to tho law is due
intirely to the conservative branch of tho Demo
cratic party In the. state, which is trying to make
political capital by embarrassing Governor Till
man. But tho Governor is not the man to bo embar
rassed. He is a radical of radicals, and If ho
once thinks ho Is right ho wiU carry his purpose,
Bornatterwhat the consequences may be. Ho
Is particularly determined in this case, as ho
lias been taunted and sneered at by the old aris
tocratic clement of the stato until he will have
nothing short of absolute submission to tho law.
In this the colored people of tho stato believe
nlm to bo right, and they will sustain him and
the law.
Thought They Had Blown Him Up.
Columbia, S. C, Aptil 3. Tho report was
flashed through the city to-day that Governor
Tillman bad been attacked with dynamite as
he was riding up the street in his carriage
It was found that a torpedo tad been placed
ju mu Mrcci cur truck, uy uuys, uuu mm us
ho Governor's carriage, containing only the
pxivcr ana tne Governors colored messenger,
tamo by it struck tho torpedo nnd produced
Jn exploaion which caused hundreds of pcr
ons to rush to the spot. This was immedl
tolyin front of tho stato dispensary.
Peace May Spread Her Wings.
Diblinqton, 8. C, April 3. The News and
Courrier special correspondent pays: .This
afternoon It Is announced that everything is
on line to adjustment and that there is no
longer any fear.oi any hitch about removal of
the1 troops during the arrangement of the
entire matter. It was announced that a con
ference will bo held between Governor Till
man and Capt W. Cooker, as well as several
other leading citizens, for tho entire adjust
ment of tho troubles. The committee that is
to confer with Tillman left here on the after
noon train, and a conference probably will bo
held early In tho momlng.
Senator Butler Says Civil Authorities ore
A Die. to Preserve Order.
Floeen-ce, S. C, April 3. It is stated on
good authority that at a late hour to-day a
messago from Governor Tillman was re
ceived by prominent citizens saying that if
the people of Darlington did not allow the
spies to return to Darlington to give evidence
in the Coroner's inquest tho dispensary war
had only just begun and was still in its in
fancy. Unitod States Senator Butler was In the city
to-day, and In an interview said: "I think
that the civil authorities aro entirely able to
preservo the peace in Darlington. I seo no
excuse far tho military being thero or ever
having been sent there. Gen. Ilichbourg is
ueting with discretion, and if his ideas are
carried out all will soon bo over and tho
troops returned to their homes."
Waltc Admires Him, of Course.
Dekveb, Colo., April 3. Governor Walte
expresses great admiration for Governor
Tillman, of South Carolina. He said to-day:
I met him at the bi-metallic convention in
St. Louis and I was much Impressed with his
strength of character. It is my impression that
if anybody can inforce that law down there,
which is all tho Governor lstrying to do, Tillman
is Just tho man to do it You see, he is placed
in much tho same pGsltlon that I am. The
aristocracy of bouth Carolina is against him
and the people are with him There is this dif
ference: His soldiers have rsfused to oboy him
and ours have not Hut 1 tbSnk ho will inforco
the law if it can bo dono by anybody.
Desperado Hill Dalton Tatally Wounded
by Deputy Marshal Carr.
GcrnniE, O. T., April 3. A dispatch to
United States Marshal Nlxs this evening states
that last night Deputy U. S. Marshal Carr
met Bill Dalton and soveral of his gang of
outlaws near Sacred Heart Mission, in tho
Pottawamle reservation, and a pitched battle
ensued. Bill Dalton and one of his men,
named Thorn, were fatally wounded, but tho
others escaped. Deputy Marshal Carr also
received dangerous injuries.
It was thought the Daltons were preparing
for a raid on tho banks at Tecumseh and Fur
cell. Bill Dalton is the eldest of tho notori
ous.of the Dnlfbn brothers, and is said to have
been a member of tho California Legislature.
They Are to Be Torwnrdcd to New York by
the Columbia.
Hoeta, Fatal, Azoro Islands, April 3. Tho
disabled North German Lloyd steamship
Ems. captain Reimkasten, will be taken to
Ponta Delgada to-day.
The North German Lloyd Steamship Com
pany Is trying to intercept tho steamship Co
lumbia, of the Hamburg-American line, which
left Gibraltar for New York yesterday, and
which should be in the vicinity of Ponta Del
gada to-morrow afternoon.
If the attempt to intercept tho Columbia Is
successful, the saloon passengers of the Ems
and tho valuable cargo, possibly all tho cargo,
wU bo taken on board the Hamburg-American
liner. The steerace passengers of the
Ems will await tho arrival of the steamship
Kaizer Wilhelm IL
TcrribU Experience of the Crew of an En
glish Steamship.
Baltimobe, Md., April 3. The Atlantic
transport line 6teamer Massapequ arrived to
night from London via Swansea, and her of
ficers report it tho most difficult and danger
ous passage they ever made across the Atlan
tic The vessel is almost a wreck owing to
the terrible storms encountered. They began
on Good Friday and continued for one week.
Giant waies swept the ship from stem to
stern; millions of gallons of water leaped over
her decks.
As the day wore on the storm increased in
violence, and by nightfall had become a per
fect cyclone of wind and water. Tho straln
inc of tne ship was fearful, and at tho most
critical moment a gigantic sea swept across
the starboard quarter with a roar like thunder.
The steam steering-gear had been wrecked.
Tho great iron cross-board of the rudder had
been Woken in two and the quadrant loos
ened. Oil was thrown overboard with great suc
cess. The sea swept over her decks, carrying
away her compass, binnacle, cattle-Dens,
bridge and railings. Temporary repairs were
made, and the storm-tossed steamship was
brought inside tho Capes after an experience
alwajs to bo remembered by those on board.
Irish Independents Decide to Refrain from
English Political Affiliations.
Droixx, April 3. A convention of the Irish
Independents' party, mere generally known as
the Pnmellite party, was held here to-day.
Delegates were present from all parts of
Ireland nnd much enthusiasm was manifested
when a dispatch was road from the president
of the Irish Independents of New York, cabling
55.000 for the use of the party.
The causes which led to tho calling of this
convention by Mr. John E. Redmond, the
Parnellite leader, may be summed up in the
statement that the cfiango in the leadership
of the Liberal party, resulting from the resig
nation of the premiership by Right Hon.
William E. Gladstone nnd the accession of
Lord Roseberry to power, have necessitated
a new departure upon tho part of the Irish
parliamentary party, and the dissensions ex
isting in the ranks of tho McCartliyitcs, Dil
lonitcs, and Healyites, bae led to so much
protest upon the part of tho rank and file of
the Irishmen generally that it was deter
mined to turn over a new leaf as it were, and
map out a new policy to bo followed by those
who havo the independence of Ireland at
Mr. Redmond made an exhaustive address
touching on the many issues of interest, nnd
wound up with the statement that Ireland's
only hope was a return to the late Charles
Stewart Tarnell's path of resolute independ
ence of the English parties, which was greeted
with cheers.
A resolution, offered by tho mayor of Cork,
declaring that the government had forfeited
all claims to the confidence of Irishmen and
calling upon tho Irish members to strive for
an early dissolution of Parliament, wa3 car
ried with loud cheers. Mr. Redmond then
ufced that subscriptions were necessary to
maintain the independent newspapers, declar
ing that If these newspapers cease to exi6t he
would immediately retire from Irish politics.
Tho delegates pledged themselves to raise'
fundsfor this purpose.
Mr. Redmond closed tho meeting after say
ing that tho electorate of Clare demanded
that he should not support the government,
as the latter had refused to release the Irish
political prisonersjnnd when hcreturned to tho
Housw of Commous ho would tell Sir William
Vernon Harcourt, tho Liberal leader, that tho
latter intended to kill Johu Daly in jail, and
if the registration bill preceded the evicted
tenants bill ho would adviso the evicted
tenants to return to their homes and stop
Why Not for Ireland Also?
Losdos, April 3. In tho House of Com
mons to-day Mr. James Henry Dalziel, mem
ber for the Kirkcaldy district, made a motion
declaring that it was desirable that while
retaining intact the power and supremacy of
the Imperial Parliament, to establish a legis
lature for Scotland, to deal with purely Scot
tish affairs. Tho house adopted the motion
by a vote of 160 to 170.
Saved By Ujr Dog.
New Tons, April 3. During a fire this
morning Caroline G lendennlng, aged 51 years,
was saved from death by her pet dog Fritz,
who barked and pulled at tho bedclothing
until he had aroused his mistress. The
woman was carried out of the building by
the firemen.
It Arrives at Pittsburrjli and Is Met
by a Big Procession.
Chief of Police Doing to Protect the Common
woalers from Bad Boys Who Throw Stones.
After Leaving Washington the Host Pro
poses to Make a Southern Tour.
PiTTSBtmo, Pa., April 3. Tho Common
weal army has arrived. It reached lower
Allegheny at 1 .o'clock, and was met with
bands of tho Iron moulders' union, pattern
makers, boilor makers, bakers, and other
labor organizations and a large crowd of
people. When tho city line was reached, a
halt was taken for lunch, and at 2.30 the
army marched to Exposition Park, where it
went into camp for two days.
Long before tho arrival of tho common
weal, the streets In the vicinity of Woods
Run was packed with people. Director Mur
phy of the department of public safety, be
came alarmed, as the crowd was wrought up
to a high tension of excitement, and refused
to allow the army to come into the city by
that route. A change was then made and
Coxeyjind his followers marched In over the
Brighton road. Many houses were decorated
and along the route to the parks tho army was
greeted with 'cheers by tho crowds who
thronged tho sidewalks. A feature of tho
parade was 100 bicyclists carrying banners In
scribed, "Coxey's Brigade."
While &iperintcndent of Police O'Mara
does dot anticipate the slighest trouble from
Coxcy and his supporters during their stay
here he has made preparations to stop any
trouble, If it is necessary, said he.
"Wo will ba e our entire police force either on
duty or in the police barracks, and if they are
called on they will make short work of Mr. Coxey.
So long as they pass quietly through our streets
they will not be interfered with. Wo will give
them police protection from the Iwys, who might
be tempted to throw stones or molest them. If
i pormitted them to bo hooted at or stoned it
might cause a row, and for that reason we will
protect them."
It was ascertained to-day that Coxoy and a
large number of his followers have decided
to take a trip through tho Southern states as
soon as his mission is fulfilled. This decision
was arrived at n day or so ago, and tho trip
will be made with a view of converting as
many Southern people as possible to tho ideas
advanced by Coxey.
As at present figured out by Coxey It will
require tho best part of two months for his
army to go to Washington and see the Coxey
measures acted upon by Congress. Then the
army, or as much of It as remains intact, will
mako a trip through Virginia, North and
South Carolina, being joined in tho latter
state by Fry and his band of Texas Coxeyites.
The scheme is to win the Southern farmers
o er to the Coxey-Browne-Smith ideas. When
this is completed, the task of the reformers
will be fulfilled, and the army will disband.
Fry's Commonwealers Arrive Wrapped
in Blankets on Bos Cars.
St. Locib, April 3. Gen. Fry's army of un
employed workmen arrived nt Jefferson Bar
racks from Poplar Bluff to-day and camped
in tho railroad yards at Ivory station. Tho
army presented a picturesque sight as the
train pulled in. The commonwealers "were
all on tho tops of the box cars, many dressed
in blankets to ward off the cold. There were
eighteen cars In the train, some loaded with
Over tho car which Gen. Try had mado
headquarters floated the American flag. Tho
old glory was saluted by a company of United
States regulars as the'train camo to a stand
before tho barracks platform.
These samo regulars, while seeming very
friendly toward the Industrial army bad or
ders to prevent them from getting off their
train, and their orders were promptly carried
out. Theie were. COO in tho army in all, and
they appeared to be a well disciplined and
respectable lot of men.
A squad of police from the city under Capt.
Sam Boyd met the army at the barracks and
escorted them to their quarters at Ivory sta
tion. Capt Boj d requested Gen. Fry to keep
his men together. The general at once
posted pickets nbout his camp, while Capt.
Boyd and Capt. Young posted police officers
and detectives at etcry road leading into
Carondelet with orders not to let any of Try's
army enter tho city.
After getting into camp breakfast was
cooked, consisting largely of cornmcal mush,
and of that there was scarcely enough to go
Cereals and Truits Damaged By Trost.
Chicago, April 3. The Farmers' Review to
morrow will suy: Reports from correspond
ents in ten states as to the injury done to
wheat and fruit by tho recent severo cold
weather show tho damage to wheat is small
in the aggregate but very bad in some local
ities where the plant had made raoid crowtb.
The disaster to fruit was widespread, the
states where the trees were most forward suf
fering most. In the northern sections of a
number of tho states the larger fruits were
saved, for tho reason that they had been held
back' in development. The ten states re
ported are as follows: Illinois Indiana, Ohio,
Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Ne
braska, Iowa, and W isconjin.
She Stood By Her Sister,
Guiltoed, Lid., April 3. While two little
girls, daughters of farmer Collier, living two
miles from town, were crossing the railroad
on tho way to school, one of them caught her
foot fast In the frog of tho switch. Tho other
went to her assistance, but before she could
extricate the foot a train approached around
a curve.
With self-sacrificing heroism not to be ex
pected in one of her age the little girl bravely
stood beside her helpless sister, suffering the
loss of one foot, while, the other little one bad
both legs crushed by the locomotive. She
will die. Tho little heroine may recoer.
Portugal's Orders for Da Gama.
Lisbox, April 3. Tho Portuguese Govern
ment has informed Admiral da Gama, who is
now at Buenos Ayres. a fugitive, with a num
ber of his followers on board the Portuguese
warships Mlndello and Albuquerque, that it
cannot permit the Brazilian refugees to land
anywhere except in Portuguese territory, and
then only under such conditions that they can
not return to Brazil in order to intervene in
the actual civil struggle.
Tho Portuguese Government is sending an
other warship to Buenos Ayres in order to as
sist in the removal of the Brazilian insurgents
to Portuguese territory.
Erastus Wlman Withdraws.
NewYobk, April 3. Erastus Wiman to-day
withdrew from the directorship of the Staten
Island Rapid Transit Company. He says that
he is going to dovote himself to the develop
ment of his interests on Staten Island, and
especially the electric light business, inxwhich
so much of his fortune has been Invested.
His relations with the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad, which controls tne Rapid Transit,
are friendly, but he thinks it better that he
should withdraw his name from the board.
Juror Sent to Jail.
Lyschboto, Ya., April 3. In the United
States district court to-day the verdict for
$3,000 damages in the case of Ewers vs. The
Lynchburg Street Railway Company for kill
ing the little daughter of the plaintiff was set
aside on the ground that one of the jurors
had talked to outsiders pending the trial.
The juror, A. 0. Chewnlng, was severely
reprimanded by the judge, fined 20, and sent
to jail for ten days.
Attorney General Asked for Information
Regarding tho Union Pacific Snlts.
Another step in the Congressional fight
against the Union Paciflo railroad has been
taken by Representative Boatner, of Louisi
ana. He has Introduced a resolution, which
requests tho Attorney General to inform tho
House what action, if any, has been taken by
tho special counsel employed by him
to test the validity of the pro
ceedings aforesaid so far as they affect tho
United States; whether any effort has been
made to Becure tho appointment of receivers
to represent the Interest of the United States
in the management of said roads, and what
steps, if any, said counsel has taken to pro
tect the sumo; whether the receiver In
charge of tho Union Paciflo railway was not
appointed on the suggestion of officers and
and directors; finally, whether existing laws
are sufficient to enable tho Department of Jus
tice to socuro and protect the indebtedness
due by said company to tho United States.
But a Number of Leading Democrats Re
fuse to Vote for Him.
Tho deadlock which has prevailed in the
House for a week past over the Joy-O'Neill
contosted election ca30 was broken yesterday.
Charles F. Joy was unseated and John J.
O'Neill seated as Representative from the
Eleventh Missouri District. On tho final vote
twenty-four Democrats and four Populists
voted against Mr. O'Neill, as follows:
Democrats Cockran, CoombB, Cooper (Ind,),
Cooper (Tex.), Cummings. lie Armond, Dunpby,
Everett, Geary, liriffin. Hall (Jlo.), Harris, llar
ter, llendrlx, Hutchinson, Marshall, Morgan,
Moses, Outhwaite, PendWtou (W. Va.), Ityan,
bibley. Sickles, and Strauss.
Populists Hudson (Hon.), Eem, McKelghan,
The Englisb-Hlbom case, from the Fifth
California, was called up immediately after
ward and debated for two hours, with nothing
Sho Arrived Here Last Night, but Did Not
Go Home v ith Her Father.
Mr. William Clipper nnd his daughter, who
left Chicago Monday night, reached here last
night at 9:10, but his daughter did not go
home with her father. Thero ii no doubt,
however, that sho Is in the city and Is prob
ably staying with some friend or relative. Mr.
Clipper utterly refused to bo interviewed.
Tho friends of both parties aro anxious to
havo the matter cleared up without going
into court, and the charge of bigamy will
probably not bo prosecuted. Until tho identity
of the girl Dyott married in Rockville is
proven it is not certain he is guilty ol the
Djott's stepmother, it is understood, has of
fered to refund the money to the Crawford
Sertator Morgan's Measure to Substitute
Salaries for Tecs.
Senator Morgan's bill for the reorganiza
tion of the Department of State and tho
consular service, Introduced in the Senate
yesterday, provides for a commission, to con
sist of the Secretary of State, two Senators,
two Representatives, not more than one Sen
ator or Representative to be of the same
political party, and that the reorganization
shall be perfected within three years.
The bill specifies that tho office of Secre
tary of State, first assistant secretary, and
solicitor of tho department and ambassadors
and ministers are not to be distributed by the
commission, but tho reorganization Is to
cover all other offices of the consular and
diplomatic service, with a ,few exceptions.
Tho bill specifies the number of consul gen
erals, consuls, and vice oonsals to bo ap
pointed, nnd provides for salaries, depriving
them of fees.
Leading Pacific Cojst LcsUlntors Tnor
Its Acceptance By the Senate.
Tho Chineso treaty will probably be taken
up nt the next executive session of tho Sen
ate, as It now bos the right of wny on the ex
ecutive calendar. There is very little, if any,
doubt that tho treaty will bo ratified, but
there will bo some objection, and an explana
tion of some of its terms will bo called for
from tho members of the Committee on For
eign Relations, who aro its sponsors.
Senator Ferkins, of California, will, in all
m-obabilitv. antagonize a part of tho treaty.
I and will seek to have it amended in some re
spects. Other western Senators, while not so
positive in their opposition as Mr. Perkins,
probably will support 3Ir. Perkins in his
It was originally suppoed that Senator
White would join with Senator Perkins in an
tagonizing the agreement, but it has been
ascertained that ho favors the treaty. He is
now at his home in California, but it is under
stood that it he wore here be would bo friendly
to tho convention.
His support and that of Mr. Geary, the
author of the Chinese registration law, havo
given the administration much encourage
ment, and go far towards assuring them that
the treaty will prove acceptable lo tho people
of the Pacific coast and that it will receive
the sanction of the Senate.
Won the Cocoa nut Contest.
One of the most notlcenblo fentures in con
nection witn the candy exposition at tho
Washington Light Infantry Armory is the in
creaso in attendance each evening. Last
night tho prominent attraction was the cocoa-nut-opening
contest between the rival cham
pions. Walter Connolly and John Jlyers, of
Philadelphia and Baltimore. The result
came near boing a tie. but after eight minutes
of skillful handling of the hatchet Mr. Meyers
secured tho prize. Mr. L. M. Gotwnld acted
as referee; Mr. F. N.'Ule and Mr. Chaunoy R.
Botsford acted as jndges. This afternoon nU
the ornhan asvlutns have been invited to at
tend between 3 and 5, while tho attraction.
for the evening will bo tho Boston chip-making
contest by two rival contestants.
Commissioners' Recommendations.
The Commissioners have recommended to
Senator Gorman's sulcommitteo on Appro
priations for the District a chemical fire en
gine at Briglitwood, at estimated cost of $19,
010; also appropriations for stenm-heating
boilers in Sumner school, ?2,50(i; care and
repair of bathing beach, 81,000; salaries for
members of plumbing board, 51,500; Wash
ington business high school, 595,000; George
town high school, 5100,000; extension of fire
alarm system from Anacostiato Twining City,
53,100; duplication of plats or city. Sl,950,
lot west of Curtis school building, 55,250.
Tho Commissioners will recommend to Con
gress the enactment of n law requiring tho
cleaning of snow and ice from pavements in
front of unimproved property.
Secretary Morton Can Now Rest.
Tho annual distribution of seeds by tho
Agricultural Department has been practically
completed, though the quota of several Con
gressman still remain to their order. The
work was commenced last autumn, and about
9,000.000 small paper bags of seed havo been
distributed this season. The amount distrib
uted is 30 per cent, greater than last year,
and each Congressman received 8,000 more
bags of seed than in any previous year.
England's Pacific Fleet.
The British fleet on tho North Pacific Sta
tion is small, comprising six vessels, and
therefore could scarcely furnish a proper
force for tho Bering Sea patrol. On the other
side of the Pacific on the Asiatic station, how
ever, the British have a strong fleet of twenty
one vessels, some of which will doubtless be
called into service when the arrangement
is ratified.
"Object and Purpose of Man."
Clifford Howard will read a paper before
the next meeting of the Anthropological So
ciety. The title of his address will be "The
Object and Purpose of Man."
Board of Trade Is Cautions of Rail
road Encroachment on the Flats.
Opposition to Occupancy By Any Individual
or Corporation Mr. Frank Noyei Op
poses the Grant at a Bad Precedent CoL
Anderson's Strong Argument
Tho question as to whether or not the
Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon
Railway Company should be permitted to
lay their tracks across a certain small portion
of tho discussion at the adjourned meeting of
the Board of Trade held lost night In the
banquet hall of Wormlcy's Hotel.
In the absence of the president of the asso
ciation, Mr. S. W. Woodward occupied the
chair, and when he called the meeting to
ordor the rooms were crowded with members.
The Cdmmittee on Parks and Reservations,
setting forth the opposition to the occupancy
of the Potomac Flats, or any port of them, by
any Individuals or corporations for any use,
formed the subject for a lively debate be
tween the members roprosentinir both sides of
the question.
Col. A. D. Anderson, tho counsel for the
company, claimed that the road would bo a
great public benefit, and that the use of the
trolly was a necessity for that part of the
roud west of certain streets. He maintained
that it would be impracticable for the road to
avoid the uso of this parking by going out to
the foct of E street.
The necessity of preserving the Potomac
flats in Its entirety for a national park wa3
advocated by CoL Henry F. Blount. He was
opposed to any corporation which undertakes
to invade this reservation.
Mr. P. A. Reed, in tho interest of tho com
pany, said thnt they aro not building a road
to Arlington, but one to Alexandria to con
nect with the Arlington line. A ferryboat
across tho river at tLi3 point would be no ob
struction, nor would anything be done by the
company to obstruct the passage of ice or
water down the river.
In the Interest of the public welfare, Mr.
Charle3 C. Lancaster, said that be did not
consider that the road was meant to encroach
upon public property and many persons
would derive a benefit from it.
Mr. Theodore W. Noyes said that publio
property should not bo donated for private
enterprise If this one grant was mado it
would extend business possession down the
entire frontage and tho Idea of a national
park would bo destroyed. If the overhead
trolly is allowed to be used its Introduction
would Invito capitalists of other cities to co
operatp with them in securing the abominated
system over our entire city.
Mr. T. J.Kmg said that the people of the city
are too liberal in their legislation. It has, he
sa!d,dlstroyed many of their best Interests.
A motion was mado that the section of re
port of tho Committee on Parks and reserva
tions as referring to the Washington, Alex
andria, and Mount Vernon railway by name
bo stricken out. As a substitute for this mo
lion 3Ir. King moved that the report be re
committed to the committee with instructions
to modify It so as to provide for the Interests
of the District of Columbia. This substitute
was" adopted.
The Committee on Public Buildings was in
structed to provide suitable quartcrj for the
Board of Trade, and the Committee on Mem
bership to considor the advisability of elect
ing as honorary members the presidents of
Boards of Trades and the officers of such
Eight Persons Severely Injured in an At
tempt to Lent c a Halt
Pbovidexce, It. L, April 3. While the
drama, "The Lost Child," was being pre
sented nt Irons Hall. Olneyvilie, by the young
people of St Mary's Catholle church, this
evening, a fire broko out in the barbershop
directly under tho hall. The blaze was not
discovered until it burst through the floor nt
n' corner of the hall.
The large audience rose en masse and
started for tho stairway, but when they found
the hall filled with smoke they became panic
stricken. A wild rush for the fire-escapes
followed, and tho frightened men and women
crowded 'over each other in their attempt to
reach the windows.
Eight persons were severely injured by
being trampled under fool, and Mrs. James
T. Kennedy was so seriously injured that it Is
feared she will not recover.
Arrests for Illegal Voting at the Grave
send Polls.
Gbavesesd, L. I., April 3. The local elec
tion passed off quietly here to-day; only the
normal vote of tho town was polled. There
were many challenges during the morning.
CoL Bacon, of Brooklyn, the chief Republican
watcher, leading in thnt work. Tho voting
was all done as usual in the town hall, the re
districting as required by law not having
been carried out yet.
Judgo Pratt issued a temporary Injunction
on Col. Bacon at the instance of the John Y.
McKauo interest, but the moment his atten
tion was called to the irregular way in which
it had been obtained from him he cancelled
the papers, nnd the temporary excitement
During tho afternoon thero were a number
of arrests, several of which were for alleged
illegal voting. When the counting began
there was a great crowd about the polls, the
adherents of both parties claiming victory.
The count progresssed very slowly, and at
9.30 the only vote counted was that for super
visor. It was announced at that hour that
Bennett, tho Citizens' League candidate, had
been elected by a majority of 273.
Railroad .Men's Strike.
Chesteb, Pa., April 3. The striko on the
Central division of the Pennsylvania railroad
has extended to tho Maryland division, and a
number of men on tho Chester and Thurlow
sections quit work to-day, refusing to accept
the reduction. Though thero are many idle
men here there ha e been very few to take the
plnces of the strikers, and it is believed the
difficulty will bo ndjusted. The trackmen
say they cannot support their families on the
wages of tho new schedule, which is 51 for a
day of ten hours.
Keeps to the Duck-shooting Issue.
STANTonn UsivEitsiTT, Cal., April 3. Since
Gen. Harrison's lecture two weeks ago tho
ex-President has been hunting ducks in the
Sacramento Valley and enjoying himself at
Napa Soda Springs. The effect of this out
ing bos been to substitute a darker complex
ion for his pale countenance so much re
marked here. On account of tho falling off
in tho attendance the samo lecture is no
longer given twice as heretofore, the entire
audienco being accommodated on Monday
afternoons. Gen. Harrison's fourth lecture
was on the "Development of the National
Secretary Herbert Banqueted.
Bethlehem, l'a., April 3. Immediately
upon Secretary Herbert's arrival here to
night he was tendered a banuuet at Lieut
Jacques' mansion, which he attended. To
morrow he will Inspect the government work
being done in the ordnance department of the
Bethlehem Iron Company. He will spend the
entire day on tho works.
Judge Miller's Court.
William Cooper, concealed weapons; six
months. Agnes Washington, incorrigibility;
reform school. Andrew Toyer and-Preston
Hooper, theft of poultry; reform school.
Maria Fitzpatrlck, adulterated milk; $5. W.
H. Hampton and F. P. Daley; adulterated
milk, cases went over.
Two Ullnois Farmers Who Had Mora Nerve
Than Sense.
Qcikct, His., April 3. Christopher Wakey
and Henry Walls, of Columbus, twenty miles
west of Quincy, made a joint agreement six
weeks ago to commit sulcido. The two men
had been in ill-health for some time, and the
challenge was made while they were journey
ing to Camp Point together.
Wilkey, being a bachelor, found no difficulty
in carrying out his pledge, and was found
dead In his bed next morning.
Wells was found dying from the effects of
morphine poisoning. Thedoitors aroused
him long enough to bear his story about tho
tragedy contract, but could not save him.
Both were prominent farmers.
Commercial Treaties Abroad Will Be Fol
lowed Dy a Political Entente.
Losdos, April 3. A dispatch to the Times
from Vienna points out the political Impor
tance of the Czar's stop in bringing about the
Austro-Russlan commercial treaty, saying
that it affords substantial evidenco of the
pacific tendency of the Emperor of Russia.
The Times correspondent adds tfiat he has
ground for believing that the commercial
treaties will eventually be followed by a
political entente, leading, if not to disarma
ment, certainly to a definite suspension ot
military preparations,
The same correspondent concludes with as
serting thnt it is known that a better feeling
between Italy and France has been discreetly
encouraged from Vienna and Berlin, and that
thero is no longer reason to doubt tho sincer
ity of the strongly expressed desire for peace
upon the port of the threo imperial powers
ana Italy.
Yiexxa, April 3. The successful termina
tion of the Austro-Russlan commercial treaty
negotiations, fixing the tariff on Imported
rye at 1 florin CO kreutzcrs, was accomplished
by the direct intervention of the Czar.
Borgono Assumes Peru's Presidency and
Torms a Cabinet.
Lima, Teru, April 2. The cabinet ha3
placed it3 resignation in the hands ot SenOr
Del Solar, the first vice prescient, who, ac
cording to the constitution, would succeed
ex officio to the presidency, but upon Senor
Del Solar declining the office the second
vice president, Senor Borgono, assumed the
presidency pro tern and appointed a cabinet.
The power of government is virtually in the
hands of ex-President Caceres, one of the
present candidates for" the presidency. All
banks are closed, business Is still suspended,
but the city is quiet.
The situation in Peru Is being closely
watched at tho State Department, and it is
probable that the Bennington orthe Charles
ton will be delayed there on their vovago to
San Francisco If it appears that American in
terests are in jeopardy. There are troubles
internally and externally In Peru. The com
plications growing out ot tho death ot Presi
dent Bermudez and the snecession are" tho
most Immediately threatening trouble, and
in addition there is reason to fear that Peru
will become seriously embroiled with her
powerful neighbor, Chile.
Ten years ago Chile occupied the provinces
of Tacna and Arica, and under treaty stipula
tions the people of the provinces were this
year to elect whether tney should remain
with Chile or revert to Peru. The nation to
which the provinces decided to adhere wa3 to
pay the other 10,000,000 silver dollars or soles,
but the date for the taking of the popular
vote has already passed, and in spite of the
urgency of the Peruvian government the
Chileans have shown no inclination to carry
out their part of the contract. These are the
nitrate provinces and are very valuable, so
that there is reason to fear that trouble will
ensue before the question is settled.
Eleven Thousand Strikers in the Union
town .Mining Region Want Food.
Umoxtowx, Pa.j April 3. The situation
throughout the entire region with the close
of tho second day of the strike of coal
miners and coko workers is very alarming.
As in 1891, the strikers have been receiving
food supplies from the company stores, which
was cut off from today. To-night the great
horde of foreigners require food and have not
the means to obtain it. Tho only way it can
be secured Is by sacking the company's stores,
but to do this thoy must overpower the
deputy sheriffs, who are standing guard with
Eleven thousand strikers are bivouacing
to-night at different places between here and
Scottville, and it is generally believed numer
ous raids will be made on tho company stores
before daybreak. About 300 deputies aro
standing guard at the different works. Their
forces are scattered, and should nn attack bo
made by one of the big mobs it would be cer
tain death to offer resistance. A number of
the Frick plants men are still at worii in the
mines, and refuse to come up and join the
strikers in camp. Tho shifts will be made
from midnight until 1 o'clock, and it is then
that he most trcubTe is feared.
They intend to camp near the shaft open
ings until tho shifts are made. When the
miners come up they will Va asked to join the
strike, and if they refuse it is likely from the
action of the mots to-day they will be
roughly treated.
Strike In the Slate Quarries.
Eastox, Pa., April 3. A general strike was
inaugurated to-day in the slate regions of
Northampton county. At Bangcu: and East
Bangor the Royal, Columbia, Bangor, and
Bangor Excelsior quarries are affected, 300
bands having quit work. At Pen Argylo sev
eral hundred men struck, and the Albion,
Fidelity, United States, and several smaller
quarries havo been compelled to shut down.
The quarrymen recently formed a union and
demanded 51.25 per square. They formerly
received 82 cents. It is believed the strike
will spread to other quarries.
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Jones' Shot Was Fatal.
BAirnionE, Md., April 3. Michael Meiss
ner, the saloon keeper, ot First street and
Eighth avenue, who was shot Sunday night
by Thomas Jones, yardmaster of the Pennsyl
vania railroad, died this momlng. At the In
quest by Justice Cook. Jones was held respon
sible. It is said Jones bad illicit relations
with his victim's pretty daughter, Amelia, and
thnt some time ago sho learned that Jones
was a married man and informed his wife.
5 Where .Doctors Disagree.
New Yobk, April 3. At the Fuller inquest
to-day Dr. O'Hare,' the coroner's physician
who performed the second autopsy on tho
body ot Miss Fuller, testified that tho bullet
entered Iho right temple and not the left as
decided by Dr. Conway, who made the first
Saved from a Trightf ul Death.
Cdicaoo, April 3. Thomas Gillen, a win
dow washer, narrowly escaped a frightful
fall of 100 feet from a Iedge of the board of
trade building to-day. He was rescupd by
Truckman Sullivan, of the fire department,
while an immense crowd in the street below
cheered loudly.
After the Kenrsargc Relics.
The Navy Department is making an effort
to recover the plate of tho wrecked Kear
sarge, which are supposed to have been car
riod to New Providence or Kingston, Ja
maica, by tho native wreckers.. At tho in
stance ot Acting Secretary McAdoo the State
Department has cabled the United States con
sul at Kingston to endeavor to recover these
things as historical relics of the famous old
Onr Bering-Sea-Fleet Commander.
It has been decided that the American'Ber
ing Sea fleet shall be under the' direction of
Commander Charles E.-Clarkof the Mohi
can, the senior officer of the fleet and a man
well fitted for (he delicate duties' of the com
mand. Admiral Walker will not be called
upon unless some unforeseen emergency
should arise.
Catholics and Prostestants Shoot at
Each Other in Kansas City.
Bloody Conflict at a Municipal Slectioa.
One Man Killed and Several Fenona Fa
tally Hurt Intense 'Excitement Prevails
and More Trouble Kay Ensao.
Kassas Cm, Mo., April 3, The American
Protective Association and the Catholics came
together In a bloody conflict at the polls of
this city to-day. It cannot bo stated which
side was responsible for the affair, as the par
tisans of each loudly charge the other with
being the full cause of all the trouble.
More than a hundred shots were exchanged
between the combatants in less than that
many seconds, and when the, firing ceased,
the followkig named were lying dead, dying,
or injured on the pavement:
Killed M. E. Callahan, city sidewalk in
spector, shot through the right side.
Fatally injured Harrv Fowler, laborer,
shot through tho back; Gon Bresnahan, con
tractor, shot through the kidney; Jerry Parte,
deputy constable, shot in the face. x
Wounded Patrick Fleming, shot In the left
shoulder, and John McGovern, laborer, shot
through the right arm.
The riot was ther culmination of bitter feel
ing which had been manifested by action and
words ever since tho polls opened this morn
ing. The two antagonistic elements were
solidly divided in their choice ot candidates
for mayor. The aggressive support that each
side gave to its candidates daring one of tho
hottest campaigns ever known In this city
engendered a strong sentiment of bigotry.
It was therefore in no amiable mood that
tho workers of the respective factions came
together at the different polling places
throughout tho city, and that these workers
expected trouble is apparent from the number
of deadly weapons that were drawn when the
firing was started. The riot took place on
Iim SAnthwKt VmnTMrit In th T7iffh wnfrl
very close to Police Station No. 3. and those l
who took part -in it had been elated to the 51
ngnung temper ny reports mat naa oeen
hourly arriving at the station of brawls at
other polling places.
Only one hour before it was known that
John Gooley, a stone mason, was shot In the
back and forehead by William Henry Walker
at a voting place at the corner of Fifth and
Campbell, and that the row "was due to a
fiery debate between the two men regarding
the principles of A. P. A., to which Gooley
was violently opposed. That Gooley was no't
instantly killed was due to the fact that the
pistol used was a mere toy of 22 caliber.
The A. P. A., which supported Webster
Davis, the Republican- condidate for mayor,
had their own workers at the different poll
ing places, and they distributed in some pre
cincts their own tickets, tAarine their candi
date's name and decorated withhe American
Jim Pryor, a Fifth Ward politician antago
nistic to the A. P. A., and who supported
Frank Johnston, the labor and factional
Democratic candidate, was active at the head
of fifty constables, which he got Justice Lat
shaw to appoint last night It was said by
some that these constables were, many of
them, irresponsible characters, ana were
solely the cause of the trouble. Consequently
there were loud threats of mobbing them be
fore they got to headquarters.
It is claimed that one of Pryor's followers
fired the first shot That one was Mike Calla
han, and he was a dead man the next mo
ment. Then the battle began. The deputy
constables at thi3 polling booth and the work
ers of tho political factions crowded together
in masses about 100 strong, and every one of
them seemed to be armed. For a minute or
two the discbarge of weapons sounded lite
that of musketry of a regiment
Many residents along the boulevard added
to the general feeling of terror by leaning
from their windows, shouting and gesticulat
ing wildly. In less than Ave mines from the
time tne flrst shot was fired the blue coats
from station No. 3 had appeared upon the
scene and quieted the disturbance. With
their flrst approach the political workers
ceased politics and made a quick effort to
.hide their weapons: Pryor's men claim
that Callahan was an innocent victim. They
assert that it was Jerry' N. Pate, an A. P. A.
man, who fired the first shot, and that was the
shot that killed Callahan.
Pate was serving as a constable, having
been appointed especially by a West Port offi
cial to serve a warrant for the arrest of Jim
Pryor, John Pryor. and his son, and Bert
Pryor for his alleged felonious assault upon
a citizen earlier in the day. Anywayi he
and Callahan met, had some word3, and either
one or the other fired the shot that commenced
the conflict.
Pryor's side of the story gets some color
from the fact that Harry Arthur, who is one
of Pryor's followers, says he himself Is tho
man who shot Pate in tho face. According to
his story he was standing on the bridge that
crosses O. K. creek close to the scene of the riot
when Kory and Pate and another man came
from the other end ot the bridge In a buggy
with four men running behind them. When
Pate reached the spot where Arthur was
standing ho jumped out of the busgy with a
gun In hand, and grabbing hold of Harry Mo
Gotemsoid: "Here's one of the men we are after; I have
got a warrant for your arrest"
I went up to Pate and said: "You can't
take him." Jim Todd stepped out, too, and
said: "No, you can't take me, either."
"I'm a deputy constable, and you have got
to go," said Pate, and then, turning to The
men in the buggy, said: "Read that warrant."
Just then Mike Callahan came running to
watd us from the northern end of the bridge.
He ran up to Pate and asked him what right
he bad to carry a pistol, and demanded to see
his permit The two men exchanged angry
words, and then Pate aimed at Callahan and
fired. Callahan returned the fire, andihen I
and the rest of us began shooting. I shot -'I
While the riot was in progress it is said s I
that members ot the A. P. A. telephoned to
Armourdale and Argentine, strongholds of
that order, for reinforcements, and that the
assurance was given that the men would
shortly be on the way. Members of the A.
P. A. in this city and Armourdale deny the
truth t.f this story.
Tho affair is being heatedly discussed at
most all public resorts in this city to-night,
and feeling run3 very high.
Excise Licenses.
The following applications for liquor
Heense3 were disposed of yesterday: Al
lowedCharles Flelschman, wholesale, new,
rear 813 Second street southeast; Michael
J. Connor, wholesale, 1101 First street north
west; Eugeno Kernan, barroom, 1014 Pennsyl
vania avenue northwest; George R. Emrlck,
barroom, 483 Pennsylvania avenue northwest
Rejected James Keliher, barroom, 1511
Thirty-second street northwest; Dennis Sulli
van, barroom, 101 E street southwest; Simon
Guggenheim, barroom, 305 Four and a half
street southwest; Eugene Sedat, barroom, 203
Four and a half street southwest; Ann Quill,
wholesale, 0 G street northwest
They Will Ha c a Good Mayor.
Grand Ramus, Mich., April 3. The city
election to-day resulted In an overwhelming
defeat for thoDemocrats, and the Republicans
have elected their entire city ticket by majori
ties from 600 to 1,100, and will have 15 Cat ot
21 members of the council. Ernest R. Fisher,
until recently editor of tho Daily Eagle, Is now
Madeline's Father a Mason.
LoinsviiiE. Ky., April 3. The records of
the Masonic Widows and Orphans' Home in
this city show that Horatio John and Rose
N. Pollard, children of John D. Pollard,
were admitted to the Home in 1377. upon
recommendation ot Crab Orchard Lodge, No.
132. These records establish the fact that
Madeline Pollard's father was a Mason, or
his children would never have been admitted
to the Home.
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