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Supreme Court Decisions.
Special to Commercial Herald.,
Jackson, May 24. Hugh Davis vs.
Win. Davis; Caston vs. Caston; Green
"f Latton; Son vs, Levy; Shannon vs.
will; jcuuctb 10. iuaiLiicwa, duiuiuia-
trator; Simmons vs. Parker; Kaiser
vs. Harris; Wilkinson county vs.Fitts;
L., N. 0. & T. railroad vs. Jenkins;
Wall vs. Babers, and Watson vs. All
red, were affirmed.
N. 0. ' & N. E. railroad vs. Jones,
and Fitts vs. Huff were reversed and
Brooks vs. Kelly; Kelley vs. Butler;
Sweatman vs. Butler, and Rogers vs.
Hahn were reversed and decrees en
tered here.
Wm. Davis vs. Hugh Davis was re
versed only to dismiss bill without
. - i vise i B 9 hi inc w. w u i l
1 Special to the Commercial Herald.
Jackson, May 25 In the federal
court today, in the case of the United
States vs. Geo. S. Leatherburg, of
Jackson county, the. jury brought in a
verdict against defendant for nine
thousand three hundred dollars. This
is a timber depredation case. Judge
i. ti ordered a stay or execution until
'I. Tjie next term of court. There were
'-; ' y several other convictions for the same
' ' offense, and fraudulent obtaining
pensions, but the Ones in each case
I were small.
The Third District Convention to
be Held at Jackson Sept 1st.
Special to Commercial Herald.
Jackson, May 25. The district con
gressional committee met here today
and tixed September the first as the
time, and Jackson as the place for
boldiug the convention to nominate a
congressman from this district.
The railroad commission reconvened
today and resuming consideration of
the classification of freight tariffs.
A Counterfeiter Sentenced -Railroad
Freight Agents Assisting the
CommissionThe Congressional
Race Warming Up.
Special to Commercial Herald.
Jackson, Miss., May 2G. 1'bil
Oster, alias P. J. Spaul ling, the notori
ous character recently convicted in the
Federal court for passing counterfeit
' ,ver dollars, was today sentenced by
udge Htll to four years imprisonment
at Chester, Illinois. Mary Lawson,
colored, of Adams county was sen
tenced to one year in the Natchez jail
for assisting in the fraudulent procure
ment of pensions.
The freight agents of fie prominent
railroads in the Stite, are again in the
city, assisting the railroad commission
in arranging a uniform classification
of freight tariffs.
The congressional race in this dis
trict is warming up. Both Barksdale
and Hooker's friends cliim this county
for their favorite. The election
promises to be very close.
Yazoo City Items.
Special to the Commercial Herald.
Yazoo City, May 24. Circuit court
convened at1 12 ni. today, Judge T. J.
Wharton, presiding. The grand jury
was empanelled, sworn und charged,
U1. S. AV. Dyer being appointed fore
man. The issue and appearance
'ockets for this term is very full.
tobinson s circus arrived yesteidiy
gave two performances today.
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-Circuit court, and circus being the
usual attraction. '
Young Sam James, a son of CjI.
Peter James, of Holmes county, had a
narrow escapa from drowning on
Saturday last, being rescued at the last
moment by the gallant conduct of
young Walter Wirtz.who bravely went
to young James' rescue.
Mr. A. Sandel, proprietor of the
White House hotel, dttu quite suddenly
at 6:30 this evening. His condition
was not considered critical and his
death was a surprise, even to his
An EscaplngConvlct Killed and One
Special to the Commercial Herald.
Talmjlah, May 25. A white con
vict was shot and killed and a negro
convict wounded last night by the
guards near Quebec, some eight miles
west of this place. The facts are as
T5-OAYesterday morning three convicts
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raising the track of the V., S. & P.
railroad, near here. They were hunted
' all day and about eleven o'clock last
night two guards, who had been hunt
ing for them, met them on a railroad
bridge, near Quebec, and called on
them to surrender. Instead of doing
so, however, the three convicts rushed
upon them. They were all three known
as desperate characters, the two white
men having been sent up for highway
robbery from Calcasieu parish. One
of them, John J. Cramer was armed
with an ax. The two guards opened
Are upon then with guns, when Cra
mer fell and was captured and expired
in half an hour. The negro is known
, to be wounded, but he and the other
man escaped, but are being hotly
v pursued through the swamps. Thf
Vjroner's jury justified the guards in
J' killing.
Looking to SymDathlzers in the
United States for 'Aid.
New Yokk, May 21. Mr. Parnell
aBd his followers are indebted to their
supporters in America for many sub
stantial evidences of strong sympathy,
and now the American Contingent of
Loyalists is preparing to take a band
in the contest, incited to action by fre
quent public demonstrations of ap
proval of Gladstone's measures lately
made by the Nationalist element in the
United States, who claim the Ulster
district as the birth place or who have
relatives or friends there, have taken
steps to make known to the people in
North Ireland that they have sympa
thizers in this country, and that they
look to them for aid in case it shall "be
required. On May 4th the Grand Lodge
of Orangemen of the State of New
York, met in Oswego, and passed reso
lutions censuring Gladstone, denounc
ing Parnell, and offering assistance to
the anti-Nationalists. Grand Master
Kennedy sent the following cable dis
patch: To Win. Johnson, Member oi South Belfast to
Parliament :
Grand OraDge Lodge, New York,
protests against Parnell, Gladstone &
Co's Home Rule bill. We will help the
The reply to this came: "Many
thanks; Johnson will write."
The letter indicated in the latter dis
patch is expected soon, and will be
read at the next meeting of the State
Grand Lodge, to bi held in Troy, on
June bth. when it is expected that be
tween 500 and 600 delegates will be
present from all parts of the country,
and that measures will be formulated
for giving effective assistance to the
The Reason Assigned for the
Scarcity of miners.
Pittsburg, May 24. There is such
a scarcity of miners on the Monon
gahala river reported that less than
one-third of the mines between Mc
Keeeport and Brownsville, are in full
operation. The operators give several
reasons for this condition of affairs.
Some attribute it to the fact that dur
ing last year's strike large numbers of
miners obtained other employment and
did not return to the mines after the
strike. Others put it down to the long
dry spell. The miners explain the fact
by stating that the difference of one
fourth cent in wages in favor of the
railroad mines has caused a large
migration from the river to the rail
road. Another reason given by them
is that miners in England, Scotland
and Germany have been so well posted
by their returning friends' on the
present state of the American labor
market that tbestream of immigration
to this country has been prac.ically
stopped . Many miners from those coun
tries, who had been on the river for
several years have returned home dis
gusted at the low wages now ruling.
A New Comet Discovered.
Uociiester, N. Y., May 24. Prof.
W. R. Brooks, of Phelps, N- Y., re
ports to the Warner Observatory here
the discovery of a new comet. It is
large but faint. Its position is as fol
lows: Right ascension 11 degifces 57
minutes 15 seconds ; right declination
north 80 degrees, 55 minutes 15
seconds. Dr. Lewis Swift says: As
this is not an expected comet, unless it
is Oldbaes comet of 1815. which is ex
pected about this time, Prof. Brooks is
entitled to another ciwint prize of
$100. There are six comets now visible,
including Encke's periodic comet,
which 1 had the good fortuue to dis
cover last evening. It was so exces
sively taint that I have no fears that
it has been seen elsewhere, though a
very large telescope has been tracing
for it.
Further News From Cen. Miles.
Washington, May 24. Adjutant
General Drum to-day received the fol
lowing telegram from Gen. Miles,
dated Calebosza, Arizona, May 22d :
"Two small 1 bands have broken from
Geronimo's camp and gone north and
committed some depredations. Three
men were killed and one boy captured.
Troops are in pursuit and others are
in advance, to intercept, if possible,
their efforts. I think they will leave
their wounded and get the agency In
dians to join them. Have directed
Lieut-Col. Wade, commanding Fort
Apache, and Capt. Pierce Carlos to
prevent it. Capt. Lawton has fol
lowed the main camp with great per
sistency, over the worst country in this
whole mountain' region, and is camped
on the trail tonight."
A FrelgHt Train Dashes Into a Drove
of Cattle.
Slater, Mo., May 24. A freight
train on the Chicago & Alton railroad,
while approaching this city yesterday
morning, dashed into a drove of cattle,
killing three of them. Their carcasses
threw the engine off the track and de
railed ten cars. The fireman, Pres.
Monday, was instantly killed; Engi
neer Lane and Brakeman Knlghter
seriously Injured.
Warner's Whereabouts a Mystery.
New York, May 24. The where
abouts of Wm. T. Warner Is still a
mystery. Those who are in a position
to know where he is, either declare
that they don't know in what quarter
of the world he may be found or
frankly 'say that they are unwilling to
tell where he Is.
The Story Told by Maxwell to a
Sr. Louis, May 20. C. A. Bishop,
one of the attorneys for the prosecu
tion, testified that he had examined,
shortly after Preller's body had been
discovered, the personal effects found
in the trunks left at the hotel by Max
well, and found among other things a
copy of Cooper's Physician's Vade
Mecum, The book was marked on
page twelve, which describes Clover's
method for the administration of
chloroform. Witness also found a bot
tle containing chloroform among Max
well's abaudoned effects.
J. McCulloch, a detective, followed
Mr. Bishop on the stand. He
said be had been a detective
for five years and has lived in the
United States, belonging to Pinkerton's
force in New York for three years and
A. L. Drummond's United States
secret service in New York. He was
doing United States work for Drum
mond, who was his uncle. He was
last employed by Wanemaker & Brown,
proprietors of a large drygoods house
in Philadelphia. He was employed as
a detective in the store, having charge
of eighteen men. This witness, by
orders from the detective agency was,
arrested on a charge of forgery, and
sent to jail, and was placed where he
could communicate with the accused.
Witness started to narrage a conversa
tion with the prisoner, but Mr. Faunt
leroy, of counsel for the defense, ob
jected to witness. He said he
was a liar and an imposter by
his own testimony. This niau had put
himself in the position of a criminal,
had had himself held by the court, bad
gone before the grand jury under a
charge of forgery, and had gone to
Mr. Fauntleroy scored the prosecu
tion for using the courts of justice for
such an infamous scheme, and said the
witness should be thrown out as a dis
grace to the court. The witness, who
was also scored unmercifully, took it
Mr. Fauntleroy, when his objection
was overruled, contended that he
should ask certain questions of the
The court told him he could ask
them and the court would pass on
them. A tquabble took place between
Mr. .McDouald, of prosecution, and
Mr. Fauntlery, in which Mr. McDonald
said if Mr. Fauntleroy did not shut up
he would make a statement which
would shut him up.
Mr. Fauntleroy asked a series of
questions; all of which were objected
to and the objections sustained.
Mr. McDonald, to the witnesi Did
you make any threats or offer any in
ducements to secure these statements
from the prisoner?
No sir. The statements were made
voluntarily about ten days after I went
into He talked to me about these
people here and said they were not ily
and had tried to break him down. That
the chief of police had taken
him into his office and had given
him whisky, and when he thought
he wjs drunk, showed him a picture of
Preller taken after he was oad, and
asked him if he knew him. Maxwell
said no, and said he would be a fool to
tell him he did know him. He said if
he had a witness who could testify
right he could beat the State. I asked
him how. He said if I coull get a
witness who conld testify that he had
so much money in Boston, he could
get free. I asked him how much
money, and he said S700 or 800. I
told him I would try and get some of
my people to do him this favor to
testify for him, and I asked
him to tell me about his case. He told
me when he met Prtller and what he
wanted done in the case. The de
fendant said he first met Preller in
Liverpool and wanted Preller to go to
a fancy ball, but he refused to go,
because it was fast. Afttrwards he
said be met Preller about three days
out from Boston. He said he left
England to avoid testifying in a case.
Met Preller on the steamer that arrived
in Boston, February 3J, and took
rooms at Young's hotel. Several days
afterward he (Maxwell) went to 1,508
Washington street to board, and
Preller stayed at Young's two
weeks. Preller went to Canada
then and he remained in Boston at
1,508 Washington street, eating at
Murphy's saloon. He said he bought
a ticket in a Pullman coach and left
Boston on the last Saturday in March,
and went around by Canada. His
ticket cost $21. He arrived in St.
Louis Monday and registered a", the
Southern. He asked about a telegram
of the clerk. The clerk said one had
been received, asking if he had arrived.
He answered it. This was on Monday.
On Friday Preller arrived. They had
a talk about going to Auckland. Max
well was anxious that Preller should
go to Auckland. Maxwell said
Preller told him he had only
enough money to . see . himself
through on the trip. He said he meant
on account of his meanness to fix him
on Sunday. He said Preller was in his
(Maxwell's) room and complained of
pains. Maxwell told him he eould
remedy it by usinga hyperdermic syr
inge and agreed that he should try it.
Preller, he said, took off his coat and
vest, and he said he gave blm a good
dose in the arm, which put him to
sleep. When he was asleep he used
some chloroform that he had there,
and when he found that was not
enough, he went out and got some
more chloroform. Then he found he
was dead. He took off his clothes
took his money and cut off bis under
shirt and also took off his drawers.
He threw the things out and put him
in the trunk and left the things in the
room. This was four or five o'clock in
the afternoon. He said he then staid
around until Monday morning, when
he went out and bought several
things, trunks among them. He then
packed his own trunk, and put the
things he had taken from Preller's body
into it. He bought a ticket for San Fran
Cisco, for which I think he said he
paid $116.
Senator Ingalls Attacks the Com
missioner of Pensions.
Washington, May 25. During the
consideration of a private pension bill
in the senate this afternoon, Mr.' In
galls severely criticized Gen. Black,
the commissioner of pensions, declar
ing him to be an imposter, whom con
gress granted the highest pension rate,
on false allegations of bis being a
wreck. He protested against Gen.
Black's enjoyment of such a pension
while opposing pensions to the sol
diers. Mr. Cockrell defended Gen. Black's
administration of his office, citing
figures to show that more claims were
allowed each year under this admin
(titration than in any former adminis
tration. If Mr. Ingalls believed Gen.
Black's pension unjust, Mr. Cockrell
said, he (Mr. Ingalls) should introduce
a bill to discontinue the pension.
Mr. Voorhees warmly defended Gen.
Black, and with energy and emphasis
denied that there had been any false
allegations in the matter of his appli
cation for pension. He represent
ed Uen. Black's condition at the
time as one of absolute and complete
disability, and his survival and recov
ery as wholly unexpended and extra
ordinary. Mr. Logan would not say that Gen.
Black was not entitled to his pension,
but he expressed the hope that the
pension office would be administered in
sympathy with the wounded soldiers.
The Funeral Mrs. Pendleton.
New York, May 25. Tne simple
Protestant Episcopal service was read
today at Zion church over the remains
of Mrs. Alice Pendleton, wife of
United States Minister George H.
Pendleton, who was killed Thursday
laut while riding in Central Park. The
services were conducted by Rev. Dr.
Tiffany, assisted by Rev. Wm. A.
Leonard, of Washington. The im
mediate family of Mrs. Pendle
ton assembled at the residence
of Mr. Frank K. Pendleton
and accompanied the remains
to the church. The only floral offer
ings was a wreath of red roses at the
head and another of white roses at the
foot of the casket, and a cross between
the two wreaths, There were no pall
bearers. While the procession moved
up the aisle the choir sang "Thy Will
be Done." The casket was made of
solid walnut, covered with black cloth,
and had six heavy silver handles. A
simple plate on it bore Mrs. Pendle
ton's name and date of her birth and
death. Among those present were
Secretary of State Bayard, Pendleton
Shenck, Erastus Corning, General
NewtoD, Stanley Mathews and
Mrs. Noah Hunt, Schenck Elliott
Pendleton, Mrs. F. Potter, Maj.
Howard, and J. 8. Barton Key. The
body was taken to Woodson cemetery
for temporary interment, but 'final in
terment will be in the old family Jot
in the Cincinnati cemetery.
One Acquitted and Two Found
New Orleans, May 25. In the
cases of the United States vs. GfO.
Henry N. Frisbie, H. Von Werthein
and Dr. W. II. Hire, charged with con
spiracy to defraud the government and
making fraudulent pension claims, the
jury returned a verdict acquitting Dr.
Hire and finding Frisbie and Von
Werthein guilty on the third count,
and recommended them to the mercy
of the court. The penalty in this case
is one to five years in the penitentiary,
or a thousand to five thousand fine.
The case has occupied the attention of
the court the past ten days.
Miss Folsom, Who Ought to Know,
Says She Is Not Going; to Marry
the President.
Buffalo, May 25. The Commercial
Advestizer, in an editorial today, says:
"Letters received in this city from
Buffalo women now in Paris, and who
have personally seen the young lady
whose name has been mentioned as
the intended wife of President
Cleveland, report that the mortified
girl positively declares that she la not
going to marry Mr. Cleveland."
The Prospects Brightening.
Pittsburg, May 25. The Pittsburg
iron manufacturers who were spoken
to today agree that prospects are
brightening and indications are more
promising than at any lime since the
first of the year. Labor disturbances
of the past few weeks are quietly
subsiding, and there is more confidence
in business than for sometime past.
Crowds of Men and Women Throng
ing the Court-room to Hear the
Opening of the Defense In the
Maxwell Case.
St. Louis, May 26 Long before
the time for opening the proceedings
of the crirtinal court arrived this
morning crowds of men and women
anxious to bear the opening of the de
fense in the Maxwell case and the tes
timony of the defendant, had congre
gated at the "four courts." All of the
spaci around the door of the criminal
room was cc3upied. The corridors and
passage ways were packed with carious
would be spectators, and there were
many standiog on the steps and side
walks who were unable to gain en
trance even Into the building. Deputies
appeared at 9 o'clock and with difficulty
foiced their way through the throng
and opened the doors. A rush for
seats and standing room followed and
the wildest disorder prevailed for a
time. All who were able to enter did so,
but there was a large majority forced
to remain outside, every avail ible
foot of spaca being occupied within.
Immediately after the opening of
court the judge ordered all doors closed
and locked ,and no one, not even officers
of (the cauit, be allowed to enter or
leave the room. All means of com
munication, therefore, with those who
were fortunate or :nioitunate enough
to gain admission were cut off, and the
outside world will remain in ignorancj
of the proceedings till late in the after
noon, for after the defense shall have
stated their side of the case, Maxwell
will be put on the stand, and the recital
of hi) testimony and cross-examination
by the prosecution will doubtless con
sume several hours.
Mr. Fauntelroy, for defense, after
routine business of the court had been
concluded, arose and commenced his
opening address to the jury. He stated
that he wished to impress them
with the fact that no one knew how
Preller came to his death, except the
defendant, and he proposed to disclose
to the jury all the circumstances
attending it. After stating" the man
ner in which Prelhrand the defendant
became acquainted, and the closeness
of their friendship threafter, he stated
the defense intended to prove that Mr.
Preller was suffering from a stricture,
and the defendant foolishly undertook
to remove it. The defendant was ul-
willing to perform the operation al me,
but Pn-ller did not whh the nature of
his ailment to be known, and insisted
that Maxwell should perform it. To
lessen the pain be administered chloro.
form, but in too hrge a quantity, and
death resulted. He cut the clothes
from his friend's body, and attempted
to resusitate him, but failed. He
said the defense would prove
that Pieller knew Maxwtll had
no money and had promised
to pay his expenses to Auckland, rob
bery therefore coull not have been a
motive for ciusing his friend's death,
whi:h was at any rate accidental. The
remainder of Mr. Fauntelroy's speech
was devoted to an explanation of his
client's action after the death of Prel
ler, and assigning reasons therefor, all
of which was contained in Maxwell's
confession made a few days ago. Max
well was then placed on the stand. He
showed little evidence of feeling,
although there was some degree of
nervousness both in his face and hands.
There was a rustle through the court
room and Judge Van AVagoner in a
brief speech demanded absolut3 quiet
in the audience. The witness then in
reply to questions of Mr. Fauntelroy
stated as follows: My full name is
Hugh M. Brooks, I am twenty-five
years old, was born in Hyde Chester,
England; I commenced to ttudy with
Mr. Brown at Stockport near Hyde
in 1878, and remained there four years;
I am a lawyer by profession; I have
also studied medicine and surgery at
the collegiate school at Manchester,
but am not a licensed physician; I first
met C. Arthur Preller at the North
western hotel, at Liverpool, but did
not get acquainted until I met him on
the steamer Cephalonia; I also met Mr.
Warren on the steamer; Mr. Preller
and I were both Englishmen coming
to a strange country, and our acquain
tance ripened into a warm friendship;
we talked much about our plans and
purposes for the future, and our ac
quaintance and friendship continued
after our arrival.
In this country we reached Boston
February the 3d, and after three or
four days Prtller started on a business
trip. I had conversations and corres
pondence with Preller about going to
New Zealand; we agreed to meet in
St. Louis and go there together; I told
him about my financial condition, tell
ing in a letter that I had (100 oil toll;
I treated Preller several times
medicully in Boston and by letter, and j
he acknowledged having received
decided benefit from the treatment.
He knew that I never practiced
medicine regul irly; I never used any
deception wi'.h him in this regard.
The witness then discribed various
events about Prtller leaving Boston
for Canuda; about his own and
Preller's artival in St. Louis and stop
ping at the Southern Hotel; that he
had fifty to sixty dollars when he ar
rived here; how he tried to pawn
soma of hU things before Prtl'er c mie;
bis vislti to Fennow's drugstore gad
his conversation with Fennow; his
purchasing various articles of him,
among them chloroform and carbolic
acid, which in combination, he
used on himself in treating a
bad tocth that troubled bim ;
that Prtller arrived on Friday
prior to Easter Sunday, how they went
together to try to sell his magic
lantern and slides, and various other
occurrences which took place between
Friday and Sunday, all of which are
familiar to nearly everybody. The
couit then took a recess. Alter recess
the examination of the defendant was
continued. "We, Mr. Preller and I
he said made two trips between the
Southern hotel and the union depot,
where we attempted to discover the
ciuseoCthe detention of my trunks,
which c mt lined the magic 1 intern ,and
wereWd by the baggagemen there
that it was probably detained in Fort
Huron, Canada, by the customs officers.
We vi ited Aloe, the optician, in the
endeavor to asoitiin if be would par
chase the lantern and slides when they
should arrive. From the time that
Mr.Preller arrived ii St. Louis down
to East ar Sunday ' we , saw a great
deal of each other. We were as a.
former witness has ttited, almost
inseparable. I visitad the room several
times, but when we were not looking
around the city or playing pool we
spent most of our time in my room.
We played pool a great deal and
whoever lost the game paid for It. We
pUyed about even, so that the expense
was about equally divided. We drank
some, but not much. , He paid for most
of the drinks.
The Canadian Press on the Fishery
Toronto, May 26 The Globe says:
"The people of the United States, we
hope, will not approve of the seizure
of the Nova Scotian schooner "Sisters,
made at Portland, Maine, Monday.
The master of the Sistsrs proved by
going to thecuston-housetohave made
the usual entry, and had no idea of
acting illegally. When the fishery,
clauses of the Washington treaty
ceased to be observed, the Canadian
government did not drive the United
States fishing vessels out of its waters
at once, or seize those that persisted in
taking fish. It consented to an ar
rangement which allowed Americans,
to fish from the 1st of July to the close
of the season without compensation.
When, at the opening of the present
season, Canada found it necessary to
enforce the tenor of the treaty of 1818,
ample warning was given to all con
cerned. If the Udited States govern
ment saw fit, by way of reprisals, to
require the Canadian fishing vessels
taking their catch of fresh fish to a
United States port to be provided with .
a manifest, they should have given
timely notice which mustbe affected by
a strict enforcement of the law in this
respect." '
Parnell Demands the Date and'
New York, May 26. A special,
from Cincinnati, says: "In the home
ruls debate in the English house of
commons yettarday, Mr. Trevelyan
quoted an alleged remark.of Parnell to
the effect that he would not rest until
the last link that connected Ireland,
with England had been broken. Mr.
Parnell demanded the date and placs
of the speech, and Mr. Trevelyan re
plied, 'Cincinnati.' A reporter look
ing over the flies of the Cincinnati
Commercial Gazette found that Mr.
Parnell delivered a speech in Music
hall, Friday evening, February 20,
1880. The speech was reported by J.
W. Schrag, one of the most rapid and
accurate stenographers in the United;
States. The paragraph referred to by
Mr. Trevelyan is ,in the following
words: 'When we have undermined the
Engllsh misgovernment, we have
paved the way for Ireland to take her
place among the nations of the earth,
and let us forget that this is the ulti
mate goal at which all we Irshmen,
none of us, whether we are In America
or in Ireland, or wherever we may be,
will be satisfied until we have destroy
ed the last link which keeps Ireland
bound to England.' "
The House Committee on Territo
ries Addressed.
Washington, May 2G.-r-Goverr
Swireford, of Alaska, Mr. Turner, of
the signal bureau, and Mr. Dabl, of
the coast survey, addressed the house
committee on Territories today, in ad- .
vocacy of the right of Alaska to full
Territorial form of government with
right of ownership. M. Elliott, repre
senting the Alaska Commercial Com
pany, opposed the proposition, taking
that most of the inhabitants were
Indians and uneducated, and be too,)
however, desired the privilege of own
ing land.
No Foundation for the Report.
Constantinople, May 28. The
Porte declares that there is no founda
tion for the report that a conspiracy
at Sofia existed for the assassination of
Prince Alexander and Prime Minister ;
Strike Compromised.
Pittsuckg, Pa., May 2G. The
stone masons' strike was compromised
at a conference of contractors and em
ployes last night, and work was re
sumed tcday, -
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