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THE SUBMERGED SOUTH ; SundreJs of People Living on Eiver Low- , land* Driven From TUeir Homes by High Water. fhe Loss rf Life Along; the Ooosa Eiver, Alabama, Believed to be Very Large. farts of lilrUinond Ten Feet Under Wttter--Xlie l'otouiuc FlooU-lng Murylaud. l'Ue Steamer Hrit:miiie Snaps a Staait — >'o One Yet Able to lioard the Europa. TheKaerinsKiverk of Dixie. Bii:mim;i!.\m, Ala., April 1. — Specials So tbe Asre from the river towns of North Alabama show that the effects of the freshet are worse oven than telegraphed yesterday. Gadsden reports the < oosa river at Its highest mark and still rising; with alarming reports from above. All the railroad bridges <>v the branch road betweuu Atali and Gadsden are swept away, and a number of washouts on the Alabama Great Southern are reported on both sides of Atala. The mill and lumber interest at Badsden suffered immense damage. The Tennessee river is reported out of its banks It several points. From TttSesJoosa and Warrior advices are serious, though it is be lieved the worst has passed. Many houses ou either side of the river have been abandoned, and the water is running through the doors and windows. Some families occupy the upper stories Of the dwellings and skiffs and Hat boats are used for transportation. The village of Northport, across the river, is almost submerged now, and the iron bridge connecting the two places is under water at both ends und fears arc en tertained for its safety. The water is a loot deep In the Tuscsloom cotton factory, aud work had to be abandoned. J ust be fore dark the wreck of a small house passed down the river and several persons were observed clinging to the timbers. Kescuing parties iv skills started iv pursuit from the Tusealooea shore, and were rapidly borne outside by the rapid current. Mauy per sons living on the low lauds below Tttsen loosa had to bo rescued from their homes in skills. No calculation can be made of the amount of damage done to farming in terests, to railroads and other highways. From every place with telegraphic facilities OOHM the same reports of no trains and no malls since Monday night. The regular trains on the ".tads centering here have been discontinued till further orders aud no work is beiug done by the companies' em ployes except in repairs and construction. Bunion reach here of loss of life in the Goose river valley. KXTUAOKDINARY FALL, OP RAIN. CHATTAJTOOOJL, Term., April I.—To night at 6 o'clock the Tennessee river at this point marks 4S feet, 0 inches on the guage and is rising at the rate of 2 inches per hour. It will reach its climax to-mor row. No actual damage has yet occurred here, but several hundred families have been forced to move from the low lands. The greatest inconvenience is from the total stoppage of trains. Only one train has entered the city since Monday night. It was forty-eight hours on tiie road and brought passengers, many of whom were ou the road since Monday. It is not thought tliat any tram will leave or enter the city before Sunday. A 6pecial to the Times from Gadsden says that the entire county has been devastated by the flood, and that county will be a sufferer for many thou sands of dollars. Tiie freshet this city is dow experiencing is due to the most extra ordinary tall of rain ever known here. All v ,he mills in the city except two or three are dosed down to-day. STILL RISING. Tha river continues to rise about two Inches an hour. It is now at a greater height than at any time since 1875. The suburbs are inundated, aud large factories hove suspended operations. Several houses are in water from one to ten feet deep. All the homeless have been provided for, and there has been little loss of household prop erty and no serious accidents. The business portion of the city is not affected, and It is not probable tliat xho river will lise high enough to reach it. Dayton, Term., is under seven feet of water aud the damage is great. The millions of feet of lumber in rafts and along the bank of the river and the barges of grain are still becure. The railroads are about five feet under water at Boyce, and about the same at Wauhatchie. No trains are moving. MUCH OF RICHMOND I'NDKU WATKK. Richmond, Va., April I.— The James river at this point has been rising steadily all day, and at 9 p. m., nearly all that por tion of the city known as liockets was sub merged to a depth of eight to ten feet. The water has also invaded the streets about tiie oid market, between Fifteenth and Kisiht eenth streets, cutting off communication between the upper and lower parts of the city, except by boats or by going a long distance around towards the North. The street cars run only as far as tho bt. Charles hotel. The water is still rising at the rate of six inches per hour, and it is ex pected it will continue to do so until 4 or 5 o'clock to-morrow morning. The precau tion taken by people in the threatened districts will keep the damage down to comparatively small figures. Many poor families living in Kockets have been driven from their homes. From present indica tions, this flood will surpass those of 1870 and 1877. No trains have run on the Rich mond & Allegheny road since yesterday. Dispatches from Clifton Forge and other poiuts above Lvnchburg, state that the water is failing rapidly. THK POTOMAC OUT OF ITS BAXKS. Cumukrland, Md.. April l. — Beeent heavy rains have caused the south branch of the Potomac river to rise a greater height than for nine years past, and the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, as well as the telegraph wires, are submerged. No trains have been able to get through since early this morning »nd communications with that section of country bordering on the river is entirely :ut off. Mails are all water-bound, and lanage by the freshet is believed to be very heavy, though its extent cannot be esti mated. It is reported that farmers and nillers have suffered greatly aud that sev jral bridges have been swept away. HALF TnE CITY SUBMERGED. Charleston. W. Va., April 1. — Heavy rains the past three days have raised the Kanawha and Elk rivers to thirty-eight feet, md they are still rising. A few railroad trains are running, and at 9 a. m. matters .ook gloomy, as at least one-half of the city is under water and many dwellings occupied !>y poor people are submerged. The West ern Union wires are under water from here Lo Point Pleasant, sixty miles. New river is reported falling at the rate of four inches iv hour, but the Kanawha is rising it the rate of live inches per hour. PEXSSELVANIA CAUGHT TOO. Shenaxdoah, Pa., April I.— The storm il the past three days, which culminated jreftterday in one of the heaviest rainfalls ever witnessed here, did considerable dam age throughout this sectiou of the state. All the streams are swollen to immense proportions and nearly half the collieries in tbe Mahoning valley are flooded. Some of them, however, will be able to resume in a lew days, but weeks will be required to re move the water from the others. HOUSES AFLOAT. Macox. Ga., April I.— The Ocuiulgee river is falling rapidly. The man in a tree mentioned yesterday was rescued this morn ing. His two companions were drowned. Twenty small houses on the east bank were swept away by the freshet KENTUCKY NOT FLOODED. Louisville, Ky., April 1. — There has been a very heavy fall of rain throughout Keatuckv but no flood. Trains are all run? • ning on time to the Tennessee line. There is delay'at Jellico. and beyond there much trouble is bang experienced in transporta lion, and the trouble Is nil beyond Ken tucky. The Louisville iV Nashville road is selling tickets to all points south, and the officials say they will tret their I passengers through on good time CINCINNATI APPIIUIIENSIVE. Cincinnati, April 1. — Dispatches from upper river points Indicate a pretty high stage of water bare this week. At present it is not thought ii will rise over about I fifty-five feet here, Which will cause little ;or no damage. Further rain may slier the circumstances. This evening the gauge marks forty-six net two laches and the river Is rising two inches per hour. HIGHEST BVEU KNOWN. MONTGOMERY, A'a.. April I.— The river ceased to rise shout noon, after reaching the highest point ever known. One thou sand people, mostly colon d, had to leave their homes. Rumors of persona clinging to roofs of nouses come from along the river ! and rescue parties with boats have been • bringing In sufferers all day. The river has ! alien slightly. THE CUMBERLAND CI.IMUING. i Nashville, Tana., April L—TheCun j beriaml river is rising an inch an hour here. i At noon it was four inches above dan .vi I line. It will riso slowly until to morrow. Reports come from up river counties of great damage to farms. The Strftaunic Disabled. Queknstown, April l. -The Britannic has broken her shall. The steamer Adri- ; | atic, which leaves Queenstown to-morrow ' ! for New York, will take the Britaunie's mall. The Britannic has proceeded to Liverpool. The accident occurred at 4 \ , o'clock Monday morning when the Britan ; nic was 710 miles west of FastneU. She ; I returned under canvas and with one en gine working. The Brilauuic reached Qneenstown si l o'clock this afternoon. All on board were well. Shu will sail again from Liverpool on April 5. The snapping ' of the Brltannlc's shaft caused only a slight • shock. The passengers betrayed no ex- 1 citeiiii'ut. The Mils were prompt!) set ' and the vessel was beaded for home. For tunately the wind was fair, and the Britan nic, notwithstanding her disabled condition! made nine knots an hour on her homeward i trip. Tbe Huropa'k «'o«»ltioii. Quoqcb, April L — The storm raged with terrific violence off here last night the ' wind blowing a hurricane from the south- Wast. The steamer Europa was driven from the outer bar, where hoc grounded; to the main beach, and now ( '> bard on in ; about eight net of water. Immense waves broke over her last night, and it was impossible for any vessel to approach her. No one has been able to get aboard j of the vessel since the offices and new I were taken off yesterday. She is thought to be full of water, but is in a favorable position for hauling off when the storm shall have ceased and the tide is high. CROOKED COUNCIL-MEN. . Aid. Kirk of New York Behind the Bar \ for Bribery, And Aid. Wai to Under Detective Surveillance. Geronlmo Ready to Shoot Gen. Crook Down. New York's Crooked AldcruieiJ. New York, April 1. — Ex-Aid. Charles j B. Waite was met at 9 o'clock this Morning j by Inspector Byrnes at the Grand Central depot in this city and taken to lira uttceof District Attorney Martiue. Mr. Waite was not under arrest as was at lirst thought, but was giving information on ilia Bioad way franchise. Late this afternoon detec tives lett the city hail With a numbor of warrants. It was almost positively stated that they were the arrest of frauchise alder men of the board of ISS4. District At torney 31artiue said he had con cluded his interview with -Mr. Waite; that Mr. Waite had not been ar rested and it was true that the ex-aldenuan had made a statement about the Broadway frauchise business. What the substance was WOUld not be told. The ollicial could not tell what might be done in the future Is to arresting Waite. The ex-alderman's statement had been very satisfactory to the district attorney. The otlieial stated that he would not- go home to Harlem to-night, but would remain down town because •■im portant matters might turn up at any time during these troublesome times." It was stated by Mr. Marline that ex- Aid. vTaite would be comfortably cared for to-night and that ins mouth had been muzzled. Waite went with in spector Byrnes to police headquarters an d rema;ncd there. Byrnes said Waite was not under arrest, and that vTaite bad in formed him that he had given the reporter lor an afternoon paper a lot of "ghost stories.' Later in the evening the detec tives returned to police headquarters, hav ing in custody ex-President James P. Kirk of the board of aldermen of ISS4. Inspector Byrnes said the charge against him was bribery, but declined to give any further particulars. Later— lnspector Byrnes returned to headquarters and joined ex-Alderman Waits in the detective's private ollice. When the ex-alderman had remained dur ing the evening. Meantime ex-President of the Board Kirk had been taken below and placed in a cell. He took matters philosophically, and when told that he was accused of bribery merely shrugged his shoulders. Friends came to see biin, but were denied. At 10 o'clock Waite was quietly spirited away to Spend the night, it was said, in a hotel In company with a detective. At midnight Inspector Byrnes said he did not believe there would be any more arrests made before morning. Ready to Kill Crook. Tombstone, April 1. — Gen. Forsythe, commanding officer at Fort Huachuca, who arrived here to-day, made known the startling facts thai lirst interview which (Jen. Crook had with the hostilcs Thursday last Geronimo had a band of his men with riiies ready to lire upon all white men, in cluding Crook, at a gun signal. Gorooimo's failure to keep his promise of surrender at Fort Bowie is ascribed to the fact that hav ing so much blood to answer for, he could expect no clemency, and therefore pre ferred life in the mountains to a prospect of hanging at the hands of the authorities. The hostiles had 200 rounds of ammunition each. Gen. Forsythe sail it was impossible to fathom Gerouimo's intentions and that it ■ an open question whether he will go south to join IfnngUS or remain to harass the frontier. Gerouimo is a man about 5-2 years of age, crafty, treacherous and mer ciless. This is the third time he has proved faithless. A Handy Blue Pencil. Cincinnati, April l.— The senatorial investigating committee sent hero to Investi gate the charges of fraud in the election of four state senators from this county at the late October elections, this afternoon ex amined witnesses in regard to the Sun's allegations that 800 votes had been taken from Batlcman, Democratic candi date for county treasurer, and given them to his Republican opponent Boettger, in Precinct G of the Sixth ward. George Brit ton, chief deputy of County Clerk Dalton, testified that he knew nothing about the erasures on the tally sheet as des cribed by the Sun. The ballot box was then produced, and on examining the contents 318 Democratic tickets were found with a blue pencil mark through Kailer tuan's name and Boedger's name substitu ted, also in blue pencil. It was decided to include the Sun exhibit in the record of the committee. RT. PAUL, FREDAT MOBNING. APRIL 2, ISS6— TEN PAGES. WILL FALL TOGETHER. The Knights in the Southwest Discover That Gould Does Not Mean What He Says, And Resolve to Stand United in the Fight for What They Conceive to Be Bight. Receiver Sheldon Refuses to Dis charge Now Men and Take Back tho Old. Kansas Militia Ordered to Parsons— A Convention or Knights Called at Cincinnati. The Knight* to the Public. St. Lous. April l.— The executive board of Assemblies 101, 93aud 17,Knigbts of Labor, has issued the following card to the pub As showing the sincerity of the railroad managers in their treatment of the Knipbts of Labor wo le-t'tvtf.jll., state thut pursuant to tin* order of our general executive board, we this Cay sent a committee to tlio man agers of the several railroads. otTcrinjr to re tura the men to work. ami in no instance would they bo received or treated with, each ollicial in n'turn refusing them a bearing or eradina* them with specious subterfuge* for direct snswms or refusing them employment. Mr. Hnxie has agreed to receive a committee of employe* to jidjust sup sjifsvancos wblcii may exist. He refuses perssuaflf and through his subordinates to recognize any of us as phi ployes,, and refuses to receive any but such u> he calls im.ilo m. In short, after hims-lt and Mr. BooM have conveyed the impression to the world that they are willing to settle, tin. refuse to settle. Now we appeal to ■• candid and sutler. public, on whom is fall inir all tiie weight of THIS CISKAT CONFLICT, if wo In " not been deceived enough. How much is lonK'-sutfering' la Kir to bear? This great Strife* never would nave been bad ilr. lio.vii! condescended months a«o to hear our complaints. We do not claim t< be in.i.c than human. It should no bo expected Of Us to bo more thai: human. la this couu:rr position makes m. BUM killer or slave, ami imperious refusal ot tbe part of coo citizen to confer with other ctttzeai with vrhota lie nitty liave busiiics* connection* when seea rcfatal bezels great business and social revolution, is net only a mistaba but a crime av:ii. M tin- public. Mr. Could is invoking the law a must little crimi nals who are BMdi •i« - 1 0.-it? by his policy o. publicity and oppression, and jet a terrorize. public dees not Invoke the law against th» arch criminal of the land, If we can not U allowed to return to work, the strike must go ■«!.. By Older of Executive Board D. A. 101, 93, 17. WILL nut EXPOSE PLJLXS. Chairman Martin lions. A. C. Coughlln and oilier members Of the executive com mittee/when asked tor farther information regarding the effect of the appeal upon tb< situation, and whether or not the numbei of men already at work would be increased by another call of the Joint executive board. refused positively to discuss the subject. As one of one of the eommiitaemau said: We have a largo army at our command and a desperate liirlit ahead of us, therefore we no not pro.M 82 to expose our plans. until they are perfected. CAUSE OP THE OKDKII. It ii. i v, develops that under instructions from the executive boards of districts 101. ■.•:; and 17 a committee from local nsnmbl) :.;"..*>U waited upon .Master Mechanic BartleU last evening at the Missouri radio thopi and tendered the services of the old shoj employes. The men, they said, were read; to go to work thai morning, and they de sired to lind out if they all would bo tak.'i back, and a list of lifty-two names war handed Mr. Bartlett who. after scanni ng it. shacked of seventeen of the men whom he would employ. The others, he said, hi would not take back. Attempts, ol a similar nature were made by committee of the striken at prominent points all over the Gould system. In every instance tin executive board claims that the commit received the &ame reply to their offers oi the part of the strikers to return to work. The railroad officials stated, it is claimed, that they did not require the services of all their old employes, that they WOULD NOT TAKE THEM ALL back and would use their own discretion in selecting the men they wanted. The raiu of the men that the road wen wiling t« take back to the number who are on strike was, the executive board said, about tut •ami all over the system, seventeen out c fifty, or thereabouts. Reports of these com mittees, received by telegraph, determined the executive board to issue its address thi> afternoon, and to continue the strike until the roads consent to take back all tin strikers. The members of the board waul it distinctly understood that the Knights of Labor will all hang together, that one wil. not return to work without the others, and thai the men who came out through sym pathy with the members of District As sembly No. 101 must be supported befon the strikers, in whose interest they went out, will consent to a settlement. THE GOVEKNOR AND MERCHANTS. , About noon to-day several representa tive members of the Merchants' Exchange, headed by Mr. D. K. Francis, mayor of the city, called upon Gov. Oplesby at the Mar ket house in East St Louis. Speeches were made setting forth the situation, the delay to commerce, the injury to the city, the lawless acts of the strikers, etc, and urging upon him the necessity of calling oat the militia at once to restore order and effect the resumption of freight trallic. The governor replied that while he knew the authorities of East St. Louis were unable to cope with the situation, the county of St. Clair was large and populous, and that the powers of the sheriff were very great These had not been exhausted, and until they were he could not under the law call on the militia for aid. lie greatly regret ted the situation of affairs, but did not feel authorized to take more forcible measures at present. If, however, he should be actually obliged to bring soldiers here, they would come for active service and resolute work. There would be no nonsense, no child's play about it. SHELDON'S NEGATIVE ANSWER. Dallas. Tex.. April l.— The following telegram was received here yesterday: St. Louis, March 31.— T0 Receiver Sheldon. Texas Pucltlc Railway: Will you set all the strikers at work in their former places and arbitrate past grievances on the Gould-Hoxie- Powderly basis? Mautix Ikons. This dispatch was forwarded to Receiver Sheldon, Who is making an inspection of the Western end of the road. It caught him at Big Springs, whence the following reply was sent last night: Big Springs, Tex., March 31.— Martin Irons, St. Louis: Wo cannot set all the strikers to work, as we have employed large numbers of men in their places who came to our assistance at a time of need an d to discharge them to give place to those who carelessly put us in a condition of great need would be the height of ingratitude and injustice." Tho discharge of Hull ii the only grievance made known to the receivers, and the only information possessed by them as to what the claims are. The facts in the case have been denied by the newspapers since the strike commenced. One of his friends has informed me that he has concluded to ap peal to the court for redress. It Is the proper arbiter in snot cases, and will do exact and speedy justice toward all. It is the mode of arbitration provided by law and the practice of appealing thereto is not without pre cedent. L. A. Sheldon THE SITUATION IN EAST ST. LOUIS. East St. Louis, April 1. — Gov. Oglesby briefly addressed the strikers at the relay depot this morning and invited them to meet him at Turner hall at 11 o'clock, but at that hour pressure of Important business caused a postponement to 2 o'clock. The governor." asserts that he has ordered no troops out and will not except to execute the sheriff's orders. A considerable num ber of new switchmen and yardmen have been employed to till the places made vacant by tba striken, and all anoear antes this morning Indicate a speedy re* tinption of freight trafile by the different v * J>. Switch engines are now miming lv k and forward in the yards, preparatory to starting out freight trains. None of the switch engineers have, as yet, been pro vailed upon to leave their switch engines. A St. Louis coal dealer tried to raise the coal blockade by hauling coal into the city by teams. Several strikers attacked the teamsters, the latter resisted and a general light ensued. Knives were drawn, and it looked as if serious results Would follow, i but at the appearance of several United ! States deputy marshals the strikers lied without having received or inflicted any very serious injury. The teamsters re turned to St. Louis without the coal, fear ing further violence from the strikers. KANSAS MILITIA OBUERED OUT. Toi'eka, April I.— Gov. Martin received a dispatch to-night from State Adjt. Gen. Campbell at Parson*. Kan.^ saying that the mob was seemingly in the ascendeucy there and he could not start the trains without aid. The governor thereupon authorized the calling out of the First regiment, state militia. Col. Patrick, or as much of it as needed, to-morrow morning, and tele graphed Gen. Carroll at Paola to |O to Parsons and take com mand. It is expected that the Ottawa and Garnet t companies, and probably an other will be sent to the scene in the morn .... Fifteen hundred people gathered this morning at Parsons to witness what was expected to be the last attempt to start trains before resorting to military assist ance. A wrecking train was made up to clear the track of a wreck caused by strikers, and it was allowed to start. When a freight train bad been made up. however, the strikers promptly seized the engine and killed it. No further movement was made, and to-night Adjt. Gen. Camp bell requested the governor to order out the militia. TRAINS MOVTICO AT KANSAS CITY. Kansas City. April I.— Though the strikers as a body have not yet returned to work, the Missouri Pacific freight business is progressing more actively to-day. Tim freight depot was reopened to-day and freight is being received as usual. Five freight trains were sent East without guard, although a police force is still sta .ioncd in the yards. An attempt was made this morning to derail a passenger train as it passed the Cypress yards, by the throw ing a switch. It resulted in running Hie engine on a siding and damaging it slightly by a collision with a freight car. The mis creant was recognized but escaped. lie is •aid to be a Knight of Labor, but not one of in- strikers. } Some twelve or fifteen freight . trains were sent out to-day and a heavy business was done at the freight depot, where goods were received fur all parts for the lirst time •luring the strike. The company is still employing outside applicants. QUIET AT ATCniSON. ATcmsoN, Kan., April I. — Everything is quiet in strike circles here. Trains are running regularly, and in the morning the company will put twenty-four additional \ men at work in the simps, making forty-one in all. A prominent striker stated to-night that private dispatches from Sedalia, Par raw and St. Louis were not inspiring, and indicate the an are not inclined to give tip. The sentiment among them here is for in early resumption of work. TRAINS MOVINO AT SEDALTA. Sedalia, Mo., April I.— There has been no interference with freight trains to iay. Eight trains came in and the same number went out. each one with a heavy j .naidof citizens under orders from the .heriff. A new man working at the round | House, named Simpson, was beaten by the •trikers this evening. The assailants were •l rested and lodged in jail. The striking Knights say they will not co to work until Irons gives the word of command. A Knight*' Convention. Cincinnati, April 1. — The Sun to-mor row will announce that a convention of 1,600 delegates of ! Knights of Labor will meet at Music ball April 17. Mr. Powderly i$ expected to preside, and it is supposed railroad troubles iv the West will form part .1 the business of the meeting. The local assembly is making arrangements for the convention. miner* On a Strike. PiTTsnußO, April I.— Some 3.500 miners on the Baltimore & Ohio road and j •ts branches went on a strike to-day for the i^i ceut rate on all coal, no matter where .-hipped. This is an advance of \i of a I rent over the rate paid along these roads or past year. Three mines gave In and about 300 men are at work. The strike is | ooked upon as general and many miners have left the valley to seek work else where. Industrial Item*. The Pbiladelpbl a board of city railway pres idents yesterday had a four hours' confer ence with the arbitration committee of the ! Quaker City Protective association. Knights of Labor. The bill of grievances submitted Bjr the commit on March S3 was considered in every detail, and an amicable understand .ii:: was reached and an agreement signed by the president of every railway line in tbo city, und by the seven members of the arbi tration committee. It provides for twelve hours as a day's work and f 2 as the pay. A triumphal car was run over the Citizens' line, Pitts-burg, yesterday, in honor of the adoption of the twelve-hour schedule on that line. The car, which was hidden with flags or.d Inscriptions, was drawn by six horses. Among the passengers was a band musi cians, who pla>ed all along the route. The cur was enthusiastically received. Seven strikers were arrested at De Soto, Mo., yesterday by Sheriff Hurtger under warrants Issued at the mi tance of the rail road company charging the men with inter fering with the running of trains, felony and conspiracy. Nearly fifty warrants have been sworn out for the arrest of men at that point on similar charges. - Hill & Fritz, smoking tobacco manufactur ers or St. Louis, will inaugurate the eight hour 6ystem in their factory next Monday. This action is voluntary on the part or the company, and no corresponding reduction in wages will be made. The striking street car men of Pittsburg will meet this afternoon to consider a proposi tion from the railway companies to submit all questions in dispute to arbitration, the men to return to work pending a decision. Eleven hundred employes of the Sheaf Iron works, Lincoln, England, went on a strike yesterday, owing to an announced reduction of 7% per oent.ln wages. Mr. Joseph Huston, M. P., is chief proprietor of the works. A general strike took place yesterday In the paper mills at Birmingham, Eng., against an ordered reduction of 33 per cent, in wages. It is believed the strikers will accept a more moderate reduction. The molders at the Medina, 0., hollow ware works, one of tbn largest establishments of the kind in the country, were yestorday given an advance of 10 per cent, in wages. The outside cloak operators of New York are th c only branch of that trade who have not returned to work. They number about £00, and are employed by contractors. Gov. L. Loyd. or Maryland, yesterday signed the bill making twelve hours a day's work for all conductors and drivers on street railway cars. Minor mishap*. The wrecked steamboat Capital City of the New York and Hartford lite still lies on the rocks off Lye Beach. The gale Wednesday night tore off the after cabin, washed out all the freight aft, and swept away ail the Joiner work on the main deck. Little beyond the bull is left. The tug John P. Keyser, belonging to Wig gins' Ferry company, collided with a pier of the St. Louis bridge at 11:30 yesierdajr morn ing and was sunk. The boat carried a crew of four men, all of whom were rescued. The Keyser was valued at S,OCO and fully In sured. The White Star line steamer Brittanlc, which sailed from Queenstown. March 28, for New York, arrived off Browhead at 6:40 yesterday morning. Her forward crank shaft Is broken and she is returning to Queens town. "•fin addition to the heavy snow already on too ground in Michigan, twelve inches fell Wednesday night and everything Is at a stand still. Trains are unable to move and work In the lumber woods has been abandoned. The Toronto Mall building was destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss 50.000. The press was not burned, and the paper will be issued as nanal. THE NATIONAL DEBT. r ." Treasury Figures Indicate That It Has Decreasd Over $14,000,000 During the Month of March. The Government Vaults Contain a Larger Amount of Gold Than for Many Years. Labor Arbitration Discussed by the Ilouse and Washington Territory by the Senate. Dolph Makes a Plea for Woman Suf frage—Secretary Manning Much Improved. Public Debt Statement. ; Special to the Globe. Washington, April I.— The financial statement* put out by the treasury to-day are quite satisfactory. The reduction of the debt, which is partly only an iucreaso of the cash on hand, amounts to over 14, 000, 000. As com pared with March oue year ago the revenues show an increase of 84.000.000, and the expenditures show a decrease of 5 10, 000. 000. For . three-quarters of the fiscal year the revenues show a gain of 810,000.000, and the expen ditures a decrease of 52C.000.000. Of the increase of revenue 37,500,000 are in cus toms, and $8,500,000 in internal revenue. The ordinary expenditures fell off about $13,000,000 and peasloai fell on" about $4,500,000. Within the last three months the not surplus by the new method of statement has increased about 55.000.000. It now amounts to *70,831.0y'J by the new method of statement, or 15,961,061, by the method In use previous to the pres ent administration. This is far iv excess of what the surplus used to bo previous to the present fiscal year, one year ago the surplus belli 1 1 ">:;. 000, 000 by the old and about S 15.000, 000 by the new method of statement. The gold owned by the government has increased over -.000.000 during the past month, being now 5 15 1.379. 524. which is about 55.000.000 more than it was three month ag. It is the largest sum of gold owned by the government within the last four years, except during the last four months of 1883. Although the gold" owned by the government in creased largely last month the silver in creased only SS2I.GIO and is now 556.849, --003. THE FIGURES IN DETAII, Washington. April The following Is a recapitulation of the debt statement issued to-day for the month of A! arch: Interest-bearing debt — Bonds at 4 % por cent. $250,000,000 00 Bonds at 4 per cent 737,750.000 00 Bonds at 3 per cent 174,092,100 00 ; lie-funding cer tilloatej at 4 per v cent 215,050 00 I Navy pension fund at 3 per cent. 14.000,000 00 Pacific R. K. bonds at 6 per «?nt. 64,623,512 00 Principal $1,240,681,462 00 Interest. 11,832,323 00 Total $1,252,513,785 00 Debt on which interest has ceased sinco maturity Principal $5,387,865 00 Interest 204,095 00 Total. $5,571,960 00 Debt bearing' no interest — | Gold demand and legal tender notes $346,738,641 00 Certificates of deposit. 11.925,000 00 Gold certificates 00,122,421 00 Stiver certificates 90,775,643 00 I Fractional currency, less $3, --375,934 estimated as lost or destroyed 6,056,012 00 Principal 546,517,717 00 Total debt— Principal $1,792,567,044 00 Interest. 12,036.419 CO T Total : $1,804,603,463 00 Less cash items available for reduction of the debt. 210.230,128 CO Less reserve held for redemp tion of United States notes 100,000,000 00 Total $310,230,123 00 I Total debt, less available cash items $1,494,373,355 00 Net cash in the treasury 76,381,099 00 Debt.less cash in the treasury April 1,1336 • $1,417,992,235 00 Debt, less cash in the treasury on March 1. ISS6.. 1,432,080,119 00 Decrease of debt during the month $14,087,884 00 Cash In the treasury avail able for reduction of the public debt — Gold held for gold certificates actually outstanding $90,775,643 00 Silver held for silver certifi cates actually outstanding.. 90,122,42100 United States notes held lor certificates or deposit ac tually outstanding 11,025,000 00 Cash held for matured debt and interest unpaid 17,404,284 00 Fractional currency 2,780 00 Total available for reduction of tho debt $210,230,128 00 Reserve fund — Held for redemption of United States notes, acts Jan. 14, 1875, and July 12, 1682 100,000,000 00 Unavailable for reduction of the debt- Fractional silver coin $28,822,637 00 Minor coin 515,343 00 Total $29,337,981 00 Certificates held as cash 80.018,502 00 Net cash balance on hand. . . . 76,381,099 00 Total cash In the treasury as shown by treasurer's gen eral account $445,997,711 00 worn a:* SUFFRAGE Find* an Eloquent Advocate In Sen ator Dolpli. Washington, April I.— ln the course of his speech in the senate on the bill to admit Washington Territory to the union Mr. Dolph, speaking of woman suffrage, said: Mr. President: There Is another matter which I consider pertinent to this discussion, and of too much importance to be left en tirely unnoticed on this occasion. It is some thing new in our political history. It is full of hope for the women of this country and of the world; and full of promises for the fu ture of Republican institutions. I refer to the fact that in Washington Territory the right of suffrage has been extended to wo men of proper age. Ido net believe the pro position to often asserted that suf frage is a political privilege only and not a natural right. It is regulated by the constitution and laws of a state, 1 grant, but it needs no argument, it appears to roe, to show that a constitution and laws adopted and enacted by a fragment of the whole body or the people, but binding alike on all, is a usurpation of the power? of government. It is essential to every govern ment that it should represent the supreme power of the state and bo capable of subject ing the will of its individual citizens to Its order. Such a government can only derive its Just powers from the consent of the gov erned and can bo established only under a fundamental law which is self-imposed. The lamented Lincoln immortalized tbo expres sion that ours is a government "of the peo ple, by the people, and for the people," and yet it is far from that. There can be no government by the people wherein half of ihcm are allowed no voice In its organization and control. I regard the struggle going on In this country and elsewhere for the enfranchisement of women as but a continuation of the great struggle for human liberty, which has from the earli est dawn of authentic history convulsed na tions, rent kingdoms and drenched battle fields with human blood. 1 look upon the victories which have been achieved in the cause of women enfranchisement In Wash ington Territory and elsewhere as the crown ing victories of all which have been won in the long-continued, still-continulug contest between liberty and oppression, and as des tined to exert a greater Influence upon the human race than achieved upon the battle j field In ancient or modern times. Should i this bill pass, we shall witness the spectacle lof a state government, founded in accord ance with the principles of equality, and have a state at lust with v truly Republican form of governmuut. LABOR ARBITRATION. The House Continues Its Discussion of tbe OVWiii Bill. Washington, April I.— The house went into committee of the whole on the labor arbitration bill, general debate to be closed at 4 o'clock. Mr. Gibson of West Virginia contended the HO would accom plish nothing, and lie advocated the passage of an interstate commerce bill with a coin ptilsory provision requiring the commis sioners appointed under it to take hold of ail QOntwnerilei arising between capital and labor and settle them in the interest of the public and in behalf of the country. He would at the proper time move that the bill be recommitted for careful consider ation. Mr. Cram of Texas argued iv sup port of the bill's constitutionality. Mr. Worthington of Illinois said the bill was a live nondescript, which bore on its fate an apology for its own existence. Mr. Tarsney of Michigan defended the bill on the ground that it appealed to the highest arbiter— public opinion and public judgment. Mr. Andersoo of Kansas believed the great question to be solved was the protection of the people during the great struggle between capital and labor. This bill, he said, was purely a temporary measure. Mr. Warner of Missouri thought the measure sensible and conservative. Mr. Osborne of Pennsylvania gave the bill his CORDIAL BUPPORT, as did Messrs. Long of Massachusetts, Bound of Pennsylvania, and Cannon of Il linois. Mr. O'Ncill <;f Missouri closed the dubate. He said every compulsory law placed upon the statute books of any county had proven a failure. Public opinion be hind a measure was powerful. The bill *M theu read by sections for amendment. Mr. Hammond said the bill was one to pre vent strikes in the interest of the corpora tions. Mr. Keileyot Pennsylvania said by his remarks yesterday he did hot mean that the gentlemen on the committee of labor had deliberately perpetrated a trick and a fraud. They were quite too innocent to deliberately attempt a fraud or a trick. [Laughter.] Mr. Powderly had done more to advance the principle of arbitration than all the (roth) eloqueuce that he (Kel logg) and his associates had uttered yester day and to-day. Mr. Powderly's paper had bet- n read and considered by the heads of departments, and they had said: "If this is the spirit of workingmen we must re gard if He apologized to the commutes on labor for his remarks. The committee then rose, and Mr. O'Neill moved that all debate ou the first section be limited to one minute. Pending a vote on the motion tne house adjourned. — — —^__^_ yi r. Hum* Surprised. Washington, April I.— Senator Harris examination was resumed to-day by the telephone committee. The witness stated that lie had never referred to Mr. Garland in connection with the government suit from I the day he received Dr. Kogers' suggestion touching a government suit Without hay- ! ing examined the question at ali, he did not believe that with Mr. Garland at the head of the department of justice, he would have taken any action in the matter. Wit ness was sure he would not if in Mr. Gar laud's place, and he had the sane opinion of Mr. Garland as of himself. Ho had no sympathy with the idea of presenting any such question to the attorney general, and j had had no conversation with him upon the subject. Mr. Bannej inquired if the witness had done anything to secure Mr. Garland's appointment as attorney general. The witness replied that he had written a letter with that object, commending Mr. Garland to the pi evident as an able and very eminent lawyer. He had also recom mended the appointment of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston to the place he now held. Mr. Hale called the witness' attention to the fact that the supplementary agreement he supposed he had signed seemed to biud all Of the stockholders, including Mr. Garlaud, to use all of their influence to secure the institution of the government suit, and the employment of their lawyers by the government. The witness replied with some surprise that he had no idea that they had committed themselves in that matter. Mr. Garland knew nothing of it. Ad journed. The British Not Interested. Washington. April I.— The attention of Secretary Whitney has been called to a cable report that the London Daily News has demanded of the British government an explanation of the statement printed in New York that British constructors and officers are interested financially in the con struction of the new vessels to be built for the American navy, and that the News bases its demand upon the statement in a New York paper thai these vessels were to be designed by a syndicate, of which Sir Nathaniel Burnaby, ex-chief constructor of the British navy. Mr. White, present chief constructor, and the firm of William Arm strong «Ss Co., are the principal members. The secretary said there was no truth in this statement, and added that he knew of no foundation for any such story, except the fact that he has from time to time col lected information regarding modern ves sels, and that tliis has included certain plans obtained from Sir William Arm strong. '•Mr White," said the secretary, "was the naval constructor of the firm beiore becom ing- tbe director of naval architecture of the British admiralty, which position be now holds. Sir Nathaniel Hurnnbr has not been, and is in no way connected wi b the designs or coa struct icu of these vessels, which are in tbe hands of a board of our naval officers." Suspicious of the "iiashkells." Special to tbe Globe. Washington, April 1. — The following letter is a copy of one recently received by the postmaster general from a man who sent a money order for £1 which failed to reach its destination. Uon. Viless: 1 don't think a democrat is to blame, it must be one of the Kasbkells that bos not b een turned out. Please Helpe the thing Out so that we may git a far deal aud I May git my money it is but $1 witch is but very little at the same time it is money. Tour moste A Bedioute, Ambrose Enolis. Very ITlucu Better. Washington, April 1. — "There is great im provemeut in the secretary's condition," said Dr. Lincoln to-night. "He was bright aud oheerful and was able to use his ii^ lit band gome. Though fur from being a well man, be is very much better." Captured and Escaped. Washington, April 1. — The secretary of war has received a dispatch from Gen. Crook confirming reports of the surrender and subsequent escape of Geronimo and part of his band, but giving no details in addition to what has already beeu pub lished. A New Hampshire Town Flooded. Lancaster, >\ 11.. April 1. — This morning the ice in Israels river formed a big jam below the Mechanic street bridge aud caused the river to be partially turned srom its course. One-half the stream ran down Mechanic street, carrying huge cakes of ice with it and all the houses in that sec tion were flooded. The Stewart house, a small hotel, was flooded, but the occupants were rescued troin the second story. Dyna mite is being used to br?ak the jam with little success, and it is feared that the jam which has formed six miles further up the river will break and the flood caused thereby will destroy all the buildings on Mechanic street. _ A carpenter iv Belleville, Franco, yester day killed his mistress by choking her and ih en shot himself dead. They had agreed to die together, each according to the method adopted, aud, by drawing lots, had made the man executioner for both. NO. 9 2 JONES' SUBSTITUTES. Asked With What He Would Replace the Innocent and Harmless Amusements of the Day, The Evangelist Eeplies: Works of Charity, Prayer Meetings and General Doing Good. He, However, Admits That His Posi tion Is Impracticable and Un reasonable. ' Sam Small Expresses Deep Regrets That the Chicago Meetings Must Close. Peculiar Views on Amusements. Special to the Globe. Chicago, April I.— Rev. Sara Jones, having repeatedly denounced all forms of so-called sports and amusements and enter tainments, known and practiced by civilized people, there is a growing desire among many honest-thinking people to know what that gentlemen would offer as a substitute for all these. He was called upon by a re porter this morning, when the following conversation took place: "Mr. Jones, will you talk ten minutes on the subject of legitimate) amusements and entertainments?" "Ne, sir, I wont do that." "Will you then preach on that subject?" "I will not promise to do that." "Have you nothing to offer the world In place of the things which now amuse them and which you would take from them?" "Well, the way Ido is this: Instead of the theaters I take prayer meetings; in place of gambling or billiards I take the work of doing good; iv place of bad books I read good ones." '•That will do for you, Mr. Jones; but do xp set the mass of the people, young and old, I co tuke those grounds and live up to them?" ••Oh, no. I expect to be in the small q£> nority. The great majority are on the paths that load to evil and to hell." "Excuse the suggestion, Mr. Jones, but is not your position in this matter impracticable and unreasonable?" HE ADMITS IT. "I am sorry to admit that I think it is, bu t lam bound to be on the safe side." "Then you think there are no middle grounds, no half-way pleasure? or amuse ments that you would recommend between the church and the theater, between the prayer meeting and the saloon?" "Yeu may tell them that among the inno cent and harmless amusements on my sched ule are the prayer meeting, works of real charity, caring for the sick and needy and going about doing good, as Christ did." "But do you ever expect to capture this great majority on that line'/" "I cannet say, but this general rule is good. Let every person leave those things which tend to eril and cling to those things which lead to good." The Interview ended by Mr. Jones posi tively declining to go on record as the advo cate of any line of amusements or entertainments to take the place of those he assails so relentlessly. There are many good people, young and old, between these two extremes, who will regret that Mr. Jones has nothing to suggest on this point. There are many who believe that God tolerates recreation and amusement, allows children to romp, lads and girls to play, and men to laughs j without imperiling their immortal souls. A . small, but i VERY 6OOD LITTLE GIRL, J who is much inclined to like Mr. Jones, ' asked the writer at the close of one of hi 3 talks, in which he had denounced almost every known form of human amusement: I wonder if Mr. Jones would think It awfully wicked in us to play ring around the rosey," because you know there la dano* ing in it? "I will ask Mr. Jones the next time I sea him and get his ideas on that point." "And then please ask him, too," said the small, anxious inquirer, "if 'puss in a cor ner" cau be played, or Copenhagen, beoauss there's kissing in that or 'fox and geese,' or 'jack straws,' or 'old maid' because *old maid* is a frame of cards, and Mr. Jones says he hates cards, and, O, please ask him about 'jack straws?' 1 would bo hate to give up 'jack straws.' " The promise was given and kept, but from the interview with the evangelist here given it will be inferred that Mr. Jones has much to quarrel with in the way poor, suf fering humanity tries to lighten the way to the grave, and has nothing to offer in the way of compensation but attending prayer meetings. SAM S.HALI/S FAREWELL. A Touching Reference to His Work in Chicago. Special to the Globe. Chicago, April I.— Mr. Small began the personal preclude to his sermon by reading verses 3, 4 and 5 of the first chapter uf Phillipians. He said: It la a feeling akin to sadness that is in my heart to-day. lam sorry our meetings must end, because they have been seasons of joy to my soul. Here, those 1 met as strangers have become brothers through Christ. My fall heart of thanks goes for the sympathy I have had from you in doing God's work. As I journey the phonograph of my memory will turn back to the season at Chicago. In my book of hearts are many names which I shall remember as long as God let 3me live. Mr. Small then took; tor a text Phillipians, i., 27, and saidl There is impending over one and all the need of a soul salvation. My grief is that hundreds have not procured this; salvation. Would that I had the eloquence to plead with you as dying men to seek God. One thing that should send a chill through each soul is that it is neglecting the means that will keep it from the unpardonable sin. Let us not forget these heated dis cussions which have set many in the land to thinking and talking about promises ana judgments, and things to come. Let us not only keep ourselves unspotted, but transmit the faith to our children. Let us look to it that society rests solidly on THE FOUR PILLARS of truth, virtue, intelligence and honor. Let us not become pa rtakcrs in other me 's sins. Let us mark these vices which lead to ruin for our enmity, and fight to the bitter end. Let us permit no great evil to grow or stand in Chicago with our approval. [Applause.] Here the speaker entered on a general charge against the liquor and saloon forces and branded the managers as unconvicted highway robbers. lie also dwelt eloquently on the pes tilence that walketh about Chi cago in darkness and on the gilded highways at noonday. Let "said he, "come up to the altar of God and say we will tight it forever." [Ap plause.] The Justice of Chicago needs to be watched [applause], not by loading it with the products of the burglars' kit, but watched in another way, not by fining a friendless man 575 and by fining a hundred gamblers SI each. These things ought to awaken as with a trumpet every right man in Chicago. High tributes were paid to the Young Men's Christian association of Chi cago. The speaker concluded: Take carf of the souls and hearts and honest] of the people and all other thing; will be added to you. Thes« things are all spoken to you in love, and let us go to God for his approval. Mr. John V. Farwell was asked to close the meeting with. a prayer for the future of the evangelists. Guarded by 100,000 Urn. St. Petersburg, April l. — The czai and the members of his court started for the Crimea to-day. The utmost precau tions have been taken for their protection. The railway route over which the party will pass will be guarded by 100,000 men. A St. Petersburg paper urges Russian mili tary occupation of Qulguriu on a basis simi lar to that on which Austria occupies Bosnia.