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PLUNGE TO DEATH A Massachusetts Railroad Train Falls 200 Feet, Catching Fire in Its Terrible Trip To Doom. Thirteen Persons Known to Have Lost Their Lives, And Many Others Believed to Have Perished. Nearly Every One of the Passengers Injured. A Reminder of the Catastrophe at Ashtabula. A Dreadful Disaster. Grfexfild, Mass., April 7. — A terrible disaster oceured on tlie Fitchburg railroad to-night, midway between Bardwell's Ferry and West Deerfield station. The east-bound passenger train, due at Green lield at 0:05 p. m., went over an embank ment 200 feet high. Six bodies have •already been taken out of the ruins, and it is not known how many others were killed. The train was the Eastern ex press, and consisted of a baggage car, smoker, deeping car, mail ear, and two ordinary passenger cars. The train was in charge of Conductor Foster, with Herbert Littlejohn as engineer. The point where tlie accident occurred is the most dangerous on the road. The train runs on the edge of an embankment 200 feet above Deerfidd river. The bank is steep, and is covered with Inure boulders and masses of rode. When the train ar rived ;it this p>int the track commenced to under it for a distance covering its entire length. The coaches broke from their trucks, and went rolling over and over dows the racemes. The engine broke irom the tender, tear inc up the trade foe twenty feet. Below rolled the Deertield river, on the very edge of which the oars were thrown. As soon as they struck they caught lire from the Btoves. The Bleeping car was an entire wreck. It was occupied by several passen gers, not one of whom at this hour is known to have escaped injury. One man. whose name is unknown, is imprisoned in the wreck of the deeper, where he is being burned alive. One little girl was picked up dead. As soon as the news reached Greenfield a special train was made op ami sent to the scene of the disaster, having on board several physi cians, section men and a few citizens. On arrival at the scene of the wreck a horrible sight was witnessed. Darkness had settled over the spot. Far down on the liver bank could be seen the smouldering embers of the holocaust. It was impossible to tell who was hurt and who was killed. Stout-hearted trackmen were lowered cautiously down the treacherous height- and the work of rescue began. Merritt Seely, superintend ent of the Natioual Express company of Boston, was F(irXl) IN THE WRECK and taken into the relief car. He had a wound four inches long and half an inch wide over his left temple. His left thigh was broken and also his lett leg at the knee, besides which he sustained internal injuries from which lie will die. D. L. Crandall postal clerk, was plunged into the river and got ashore with difficulty. He was wounded about the head, and his arm was fractured. The Fitchburg coacli was the only one that escaped the conflagration. Deputy Sheriff Bryant of Greenfield, who was in this car, rescued two children from the Barnes, but one was dead and the other dying. Their parents were on board, but cannot be found. Some of the injured and dead were taken to Shelburn Falls and some of the wounded to Greenfield. C. P. Bell of Nashua. N. 11., was cut slightly on the head and leg. but not seriously hurt, lie was thrown head foremost into the river and went to the bottom, barely escap ing drowning. Conductor Foster is re ported safe and but slightly injured. D. <". Wells of Andover had his shoulder hurt and his head cut. The car in which he was riding was BROKF.X IX TWO and stood on end within a lew feet of the river bank, Nicholas Dougan of Green field had his left arm ami ankle broken and was seriously Injured Internally. A little girl who was a ptooangcr on the train died in his aims from injuries received. J. E. Priest of Littleton, N. EL, had his face and head cut. Engineer Litttejohn of North Adams was badly scalded, believed fatally. A. K. Warner, chairman of the Greenfield board of selectmen, was badly hurt, but his injuries are not fatal. Great excitement prevails all along the road between here and North Adams. Being interviewed by wire to-night at Shelburne Falls. Conductor Foster said: "1 am unable to state how many were on the train. Only three men have* thus far been found who escaped in jury and they set the number of passengers all the way from '23 to 100." No doubt half a dozen were killed outright while falling and as many more were fatally in jured. The west-bound express was de layed at Greenfield and West Deerfield two hours, while a relief train with surgeons and their assistants was sent out on its time. The locomotive is a complete wreck, but remains on the track, while its tender is down the bank. Tbe following DCCMM were taken to Suelburne Falls, more ob i.n« ducked: H. G. Littlejohn, brother of the engineer, with his wife and child, both of whom have since died; A. D. Cornell, Allen Lewis, E. 11. Stowe. A. C. Harvey of Boston, badly hurt; J. P. Fowler, A.il. Warner of Green lield, 11. Couilliard, Chartemont, E. W. Dunnells. Waithain.Mass.; Darby and May Gowing. A Miss Cornell is badly hurt, as is the mail agent at Putney. A. M. Water house is missing. It was reported in Shel burne Falls that thirteen persons were killed outright, but this could not be veri fied. Fears are entertained that the morning will increase the list of deaths and casual ties. A portion of the mail is reported lost . in the river. At 11 o'clock to-night men were still working at the wreck. It is learned that the injured at Sherburne Falls number 190. Later— Engineer Littlejohn is dying. Henry C. Cailliard will die before morning. Three more dead bodies have been found at the wreck. The train at the time of the ac cident was runnitiK at the rate of about twenty miles an hour. Frank Lane of Bos ton, salemsan for a New York firm, jumped from the train and is believed to be the only person who saw the cars go down the em bankment. He says there are three passen gers in the drawing room car. At midnight it was reported that four more dead bodies were removed from the wreck, and it was believed that others had been swept down the river. Of the four bodies one was recognized as that of Brake man Spicer. It is impossible to give a complete list of the killed and wounded to night. The Great Floods. A COAX FAMINE. CHAEXESTOJf, W. Ya., April 7.— The river at this point is thirty-tour feet and CS? €^» falling. A large portion of the city is yet under water, and the suffering among the residents of the flo<xled district is great. There was a mass uieetlne of citizens last Bight to devise means to aid the sufferers. About four hundred families have l»een aided. There has been a coal famine here tor fully a week, and it is almost Irapot to n| fuel now. The Ohio Central Rttii road company has daaated a hundred tons Of coal, which will be brought here to morrow aud be distributed among the flood sufferers. ALONG LAKE OVTAUIO. Rochester, N\ V., April 7.— Serious damage by heavy seas on Lake Ontario has been done by Charlotte and other ports. The (ieuesee river through Rochester ie rising rapidly. A freshet in Sulphur creek at Clifton Springs flooded all the cellars in the village and swept away an iron bridge. At Palmyra there has been the worst flood known for years. Four tracks of the Cen- tral railroad were submerged aud a large section of tl>e roadway was washed out. The water is now subsiding. A foot of snow fell here last night, and it is snowing again to-night. BKll>liKS CABROED AWAY. Lacoxia, N. 11., April 7.— The storm continued unabated until this morning. The mountain brooks are overflowing, causing damage to meadow land. The Tioga river at Belmont is flooded, threatening the mills. Between Tiltou and Beluiont the roads are a foot under water. The wires are down in all directions. Several bridges have been carried away. MOKE CHEKKFUL OUTLOOK. Cincinnati, April 7. — The river out look to-night is not so discouraging as it was last night At 10 o'clock the gauge marked 54 feet and rising half an inch per hour, but reports from above are that the rise has been checked. Everything de pends on the weather. Heavy general rain throughout the valley would prove disastrous. ATE MU.TIA.X FLESH. The Terrible Strait of Seaman in an Open Boat. Halifax, N. S., April 7.— A dory, with two men living and two men dead on board, drifted ashore at Guion Island, Gabarus, Cape Breton, Monday. They had been eight days out from their vessel, which was left on the western part of Grand bank. The name of the living are Chisholm find McCracken and the dead men were both named McDonald, all of them of Cape Breton. One of the dead bodies was con siderably angled about the throat and arms, which is said to have been done by the others upon going mad. ( hishohn is strong and McCracken is in a very ex hausted condition. The name of the schooner has not been learned. The follow ing further particulars of the experience of the men in the dory of the schooner Nova have been received on Thursday evening: James McDonald, the weakest and most thinly clad of the four, began to sink and died after bidding his companions an affectionate and tearful farewell. The body of the dead man had hardly grown cold when Angus McDonald said he must have something to eat and drink or he would die also. Despite the protestation? of Chisholm and McEachen he took a knife and cut the right arm off the dead man, sucking the blood and de vouring the flesh. He offered some to the others, but they refused it, though some hours later Chisholm tasted a piece of the flesh, but was unable to swallow it, MeDouM having sucked all the blood from the severed arm. Angus McDonald said ha was going to cut the throat of the dead man. but was for a time restrained from doing so. During Friday night, however, while the other two were sleeping, he committed the act, and, finding no blood, cut a piece of flesh from each thigh, drinking the blood and eatine a portion of the flesh. On the following day he became delirious and before night he died. They got into heavy drift ice. cakes ot which they hauled into the boat and eagerly licked with their tongues to allay their fWnt On Saturday evening they came in sight of Gayon island, some miles off the coast of Cape Breton, but their exhaustion was so great they were unable to reach it. They tried to sleep through the night, but the cold and heavy se.i prevented their totag so. In the morn ing they managed to get to land. Three Per«on» Drowned. Newburyport, Mass., April 7.— About 8 o'clock last night the schooner Beta from Halifax was driven on the beach of Plum island. About midnight the proprietor of the Half-way house discovered the vessel, and on going to it found it abandoned. Search among the sand hills revealed a party consisting of three men, two women and a child. They were all half dead from cold and exhaustion, and were taken to the house and cared for. The Beta, besides her crew of six men, had eight passengers. In cluding two women and three : children. When the vessel struck the passengers were sent to the cabin, where they remained until a heavy sea almost filled it and drove them into the rigging. A girl of 3 years and au eight-months* -old infant were torn by the sea from the arms of their mother and drowned, and the cook was swept into his galley and drowned. The survivors, drenched with water and half-frozen to death, clung to the stairs and shrouds until day-break, when the tide having fallen a few men got ashore with a line, by means of which all the others were rescued. No names have been learned. Iron Work* Burned. Milwaukee, April 7.— The iron works at Florence, Wis. •were completely destroyed fire last night. Loss, $50,000; insurance $13,400. minor Tlisuaps. The Gem City mills, among the largest flouring mills in Illinois, located at Qulncy, were entirely destroyed by fire Tuesday nig-ht. The total loss is nearly $200,000*. They had 100,000 bushels of wheat and 1.000 barrels of Hour in the warehouse and ele vator. V"; manning's Shoes. Special to the Globe. ■Washington*, April 7. — The feeling I that Secretary Manning will never attempt the duties of secretary of the treasury again continues. A close friend of his is quoted as saying: "He would not be sur prised if a new secretary of the treasury | was nominated this week. He further stated that the person to be selected as Sec retary Manning's successor would be no Mugwump, but a pure, unadulterated Dem ocrat" He added that Mr. Manning re alized that the struggle that he was now making was one of life and death, and that he could not afford to jeopardize his chance of recovery by thinking of ever resuming his duties as secretary of the treasury. To Cut Off Five Hours. Milwaukee. April 7.— The first attempt to maintain a last-time passenger service west of the Mississippi river Is, according to information given to the Associated Press representative by a Chicago. Mil waukee & St. Paul railway official, about to be made. Beginnihg May 2 both that line and the Chicago & North western will put on a regular fast train between Chicago and St. Paul, the prepared schedule for the same requiring that the run be made in 12K hours instead of 17X hours, the best time now being made. . _ Kirs. Clemens Dead. Jacksonville, Fla.. April 7.— Mrs. Rose Garfield Clemens, wife or Will M. Clemens, journalist and author of Jamestown. N. V., died here to-day of consumption at the ago of 27. Mrs. Clemens was a relative of the late President Garneld, and a well-known writer for magazines and periodicals. Prof. Thatcher Dead. N«w Haven, Conn., April 7. — Thomas A. Thatcher, professor of Latin and literature in Yale college, was discovered dead in bed this morning. He wus Id his T2d year. ST. PAUL, TIIUKSDAY MORNING APRIL 8, 1886. LAMAB, DOWNS SPARKS By Revoking the Latter's Famous Order Suspending Final Action Upon North western Entries. The Land Commissioner Ordered to Pro ceed Without Delay to Their Con sideration. Lojjan Does Hard Work for Ills Army Bill, But U Finally Badly Defeated. Ilawley'a Vivid Word Picture or Van ■\Vyck--tien. Johnson on Tele phone*. Sparks' MiM>'miui> Order Revoked. Special to the Globe. Wasuington, April 7. — Minnesota and Dakota people are in Inch glee to-night. Hon. Qeatg* &. Engle, one of Dakota's ablest lawyers, had succeeded after three months' efficient work in securing a revo cation of tlie celebrated order of Land Com missioner Sparks, by which the issuance of all land patents was stopped. Speaking of the difficulties encountered Mr. Engle said this evening that when he tir>t proposed to get the president and secretary of the in terior to revoke Sparks' order nearly all the attorneys in Washington from the terri tories were emphatic in the opinion it could not be accomplished. He, however, hav ing made a special study of the public land system lor the past twelve years. was confident that as soon as the facts which he had presented in his briefs were laid before tlie cabinet and president, and the injustice of the order would be made apparent and it would surely be re voked. Its revocation, he said, would bring large immigration into Dakota this season and materially advance the financial pro>perity of the whole West. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Jenks paid Bagto a high compliment when he handed him the order of revocation, for the ability and persistency which he had manifested during the long legal controversy which had been carried on with the land department in re gard to the difficulties of this delicate ques tion. I. AM A!.'- ORDER. Washington, April 7.— The secretary of the iuterior has revoked the order of Connuissionei Sparks of the general land office of April 3. 1885. suspending final ac tion upon entries upon the public lands. The following is the secretary's letter to the commissioner: i)n tbe 3d of April 18S5, you issued the fol lowing order. K.nal uction in this office upon all entries of the public lauds, except private cash entries and such scrip locations as are not depend ant upon acts of settlement and cultivation. is suspended in the following' localities, viz.: All west of tbe first jjuide meridian west in Kansas: all west of ran<re 17 west, in Neb raska; the whole of Colorado, except land in tbe late L'te reservations: all of Dakota. Idaho. I'tati. Washington. New Mexico. Montana, Wyoming and Nevada, and that portion of Minnesota north of the indemnity limits of the Northern Pacific rail road and east of the indemnity limits of the St. Paul. Minneapolis & Manitoba railroad. In addition, final action in this office will be suspended upon all timber entries under tbe act of June 3, 1876: also upon all cases of desert land entries. w. a. J. Sparks, laxar's ki. \> Whatever necessity may have existed at the time of the promulgation has ceased to be sufficient to longer continue an order of sus pendinir all actions, and involving in a common indemnation the innocent and tbe Ruilty, the honest and tbe dishonest. While I earnestly urgw the exercise of the strictest vigilance to preveut by all the agencies within our power tbe coo summation of wrongful land olaims, yet, when the vigilance of all the agencies shows no substantial evidence of fraud or wrong, honest claims should not be delayed or their consideration refused on general reports or rumors. The above order as issued by you Is therefore revoked, and you will proceed in tbe regular, orderly and lawful consideration and disposal of the claims suspended by it. Very respectfully, L. y. C Lax ar. Secretary. Gen. Johnston Innocent. Washington-, April 7. — Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, commissioner of railro&ds, was examined by the telephone i lifting committee to-day. Hewa^ iea of using official influence to further the inter ests of the company had uever been thought of by his associates. He bad nerer heard. until the subject had been mentioned by Mr. Kunney. that .Senators Garland and Harris had written professional opinions touching the validity of the patents. He saw now that the opinions of the associate* as to the value of Rogers' patent were highly extravagant. Mr. Kanney inquired whether the name of Judge Baxter had been mentioned in the conversations rela tive to the suits. The witness remembered that Judge Baxter's name had been men tioned, and that a suit before him was not regarded as particularly advisable because he was said to be hostile and antagonistic to Senator Harris. Adjourned. I.Of.AVs BILL 111 tl! \. llie Senate Decides Army Increase I II 111 < < SHUT) . Washington, April 7.— ln the senate Mr. Ilawley took the floor in support of the army bill. Mr. Teller thought Mr. Haw ley's argument went to show that the army should be used as a police force. Mr. Haw ley emphatically denied that he would use the army to interfere with the people. He applauded Mr. Powderly's views, and said Mr. Powderly was a man of more conserv atism and standing in this country than some men on the floor of the senate, Mr. Van Wyck asked if the Knights of Labor had petitioned for an increase of the army. He called attention to the fact that the army had been thrust in the way of the fueitive slave fleeing for life and liberty. Mr. Hawley said he had never favored the fugitive slave law. Mr. Van Wyck said: You have raised another class of slave holders in tbe Goulds and Vaoderbilts just as unrelenting and determined and steeled ngainst the instincts of humanity as the old slaveholders were, and I think a little more. Ihe Knights of Labor have no sympathy for the commune. Mr. Logan— This bill has been introduced four times, and it is beneath any man to say that it was brought here because of Gould or Vandorbilt. It is so low a species of dema gojry that no man ought to sloop to it. Mr. Van Wyck— fa that all? [Laughter.] Mr. Lcgati— That is aIL AS ESTIMATE Of VAN WTCK. Mr. Hawlcy— lt has been said the senator from Nebraska never missed an opportunity to make mischief. [Laughter.] He seldom makes mischief, but he never fails to try. If there is a disturbing element, a doubtful (4 1 .!- -lion, a misapprehension or a dread any where, that senator hovies over it. exag gerates it. makes himself the prophet of it and attacks the motions of every member of the senate. He may be trusted to appear at pre cisely the wrong time, saying the precisely unjust thing. I will translate his insin uations in this matter. He tries to bring out that I am an enemy to the organized attempt of labor to benefit itself, and ttiat I would use the army to put down labor. The strikers are of the peoDle. The ballott-box is open to them. They have a choice of candidates; the forum, the press and all other methods of agitation known to tbe constitution are op^n to them . Wages should be sometimes advanced and sometimes reduced. When mutual depend ency prevails a better relation will exist between capital and labor. I warn the labor ing men that the very worst enemies they have on the footstool are those who indulge In the tort of remarks we have beard here to day. SECTION TWO REMAINS. A vote was then taken on the motion of Senator Hale to strike out section 2, the section which establishes the future army at 80.000, resulting in yeas 23, nays ML His motion was therefore lost. Mr. Jdan derson's •'three battalion bill' was then in corporated in the bill. Mr. Gibson moved to add an additional section, repealing sec tion 1.218, revised statutes, which now pro hibits any person who served the Confeder ate government from appointment to the army of the United States. Mr. Call be lie\ed that if Gen. Grant and Gen. Lee were li\ine, and a foreign war were to arise, (irant would select Lee for the high est command in tlie Union army. Mr. Conger thought the senate would be called on to vote the Confederate thanks for their bravery, but lie hojted they would not call on him to express thanks for their loyalty. He expected to see the attempt made to put the Confederates on tlie pension rolls. Mr. Gibson's amendment was not agreed to— yeas 34, nays 25. The bill was then re jected — yeas 19, nays 31 — as follows: YEAS. Blair. Lofran, Hi ldleberger, Cameroin, McMillan, Sabin, Dawes, Mahonu. Sawyer. Dolph. Mitchell (Ore.), Spboner. Evarts, Morrlll. Stanford.— l 9 Frye. Payne,' Hawley, PUtt. KAT&. Beck,* Fair," Purh, • Ht-rry.* Gibson.* Saulsbury," Gorman,* Sherman, Brown,* Gray.' Teller, Call,' Na'e. Van Wrck, Chare, Ingalls, Voorhees,* Cockrc-!!,* Jones, (Neb.) Walthall,* Coke.* Kenna,* Wilson, (la.), Colquttt,* Maxey,* Wilson, (M«L)* Conger.* Morgan,* —41. Eustis,* Plumb, 'Democrat*. Adjourned. Yesterday In the Hooir. Washington. April T. — In the house Mr. Holman of Indiana, in behalf of the select Indian commission, called up the bill providing for the appointment of a commission to consist of six persons to be appointed by the president to inspect and report on the condition of Indians and In dian affairs. Three of the members of the commission are to be detailed from the officers of the army and the others to be appointed from civil life or detailed from officers of the interior department. Several amendments were offered, and pending ac tion the morning hour expired and the de bate on the silver bill was resumed. Mr. Bland of Missouri entered a motion to re commit the bill, which motion will not be voted on until the close of the debate, lie proceeded with an argument in favor of the free coinage of silver and gave a resume of the circumstances attending the demonetization of silver in IST3. The house then took a recess nntil 7 o'clock. The silver question was continued in the evening. At 10:10 p. m. the house ad journed. Offended the Chinese. Washington-, April 7.— The Chinese minister at Washington has made formal complaint to the secretary of state in re gard to the treatment of his successor at San Francisco at the hands of the United State* customs officers, lie bases his action on information received from the Chinese consul general at Sail Francisco, who, it i> understood, alh-ires that the new minister and his suite were subjected to unusual and unnecessary annoyances and discourtesies on their arrival at that port. The secretary •>t -t.Ue referred the tnatler to the acting secretary of the treasury, who this after^ BOM telegraphed to the collector of cus toms at San Francisco for a statement of the conduct of his officers in the matter. Some surprise is expressed at the treasury department that the landing of the minister should have been attended by any delay or embarrassment in view of the fact that the collector at San Francisco bad been spe cially instructed to extend to him the naval courtesies due to the representatives of a foreign government, such as allowing the free entry of his baggage and effects and affording facilities for his uninterrupted transit to Washington or wherever else he desired to go. Jef fersonian Simplicitr Did It. Special to the Globe. Washington. April 7. — It Is suggested that the illness that two of the cabinet offi cers have experienced lately is the result of too much "Jeffersonian simplicity.'' Mr. Garland walked home in the rain and thus took fresh cold on an already diseased throat. Secretary La mar got out of a Fourteenth street bob-tail car at H street and walked through the drenching rain to meet an appointment lie got his feet and legs wet and soon was unable to leave his room. Those two officials were miserable enough to yield to the miserable clamor about using the coupes that had been for many years attached to their respective de partments. KaUlng the Blockade. Washington, April 7. — A considerable number of "suspended** cases of postmas ters have been acted upon favorably. They were of three classes: First — Of postmasters whose predecessors and neighbors bad made no opposition or pro test of any kind. Second — Of those against whose confirma tion protests had been made and ebargvs filed by others than the outgoing postmasters, but which charge* proved on investigation by the committee to be without foumiatinn. Tbi id — Cases in respect to which the sus pen<U-d officials had themselves become satis fied that there were no other charges than of partisanship, and bad indicateJ their wish that the investigation should rest there and the appointee be confirmed. Terry Ready for Business. Special to the Globe. Chicago, April 7. — Maj. Gen. Terry is expected to arrive in Chicago to-morrow to succeed Maj. Gen. Schofield in the com mand of the division of the Missouri. He will be accompanied by his aides, Capt. Towle, Lieut Hare and Lieut. Johnson. Gen. Schofield will remain in this city some days before leaving for New York to take command of the division of the Atlantic. I f r the flood Suffrrrro. Washington. April 7. — Mr. Forney of Alabama to-day reported to the house from the committee on appropriations the joint resolution introduced by Representative Herbert, granting appropriation for the re lief of the sufferers by the Alabama floods. The committee recommends an appropria tion of $150,000 instead of $300,000, as pro videa in the original resolution, a Washina;ten->orth western flatter*. Special to the Globe. Washixgttox, April 7. — Congressman Straight has obtained a modification of the order of the court-martial in the case of John Dwyer of company H, Eleventh infan try, by which Dwrer's term of imprisonment is reduced one year. Strait has also obtained a pension for Edward Cummings of St. Paul. Nelson left for home last night. Washington Waifs. The senate committee on postofloes and postroads yesterday ordered an adverse re port on the bill of Senator Wilson of lowa doubling: the postage on fourth-class matter, and a favorable report on Senator Cong-er's bill authorizing 1 the free transmission of meteorological reports by mail. Senator Blair has introduced a bill in the senate to provide that eight hours shall con stitute a day's work for oil letter carriers, and that their salaries shall not be reduced by reason of the decrease in the hours of abor. The bouse committee on coinage has In structed Representative McC'reary to report favorably a bill for the establishing of a sub treasury at Louisville. Kv. In the bouse yesterday the river and harbor appropriation bill was reported by the com mittee, and referred to committee of the whole. Id the senate yesterday Mr. Call spoke on his resolution to forfeit all unearned land grants to railroads. May St. 25 and 28 have been fixed npon as the time for considering the free ship bill. Senator Manderson has been appointed a visitor to the West Point military academy. Secretary Manning continues to Improve. The president called upon him yesterday. CHARGED TO GOULD- Secretary Turner Asserts That Gould's Duplicity Prevented Arbitration in the Southwest, And Hint* Taat the Wily Jay Will Be Duly Sorry for His Acts Ere Many Moons. A Mob of Strikers at £a»t St. LouU Cause a Complete Cessation of Work. Deputy Sheriff* to be Armed With Winchesters To-Day— lloxle's Dally Lie. Laid at Gould'* Daor. Philadelphia, April 7.— The Record to-morrow will print an interview with Secretary Turner of the Knights of Labor, who stopped here to-day on his way to Scrantou to confer with Mr. l'owderly. lie said: We were willing to make many sacri fices to have the troubles in the Southwest settled, but it appears from events that Jay Gould and H. M. Hoxie will not have it that way. When wo arrived in St. Louis we found that the company would in rt-alitr employ no Knights of Labor. What was worse they were discharging members of the order who had in no way participated in the strike. For instance, the telegraph operators were not called out. as they were - -ary for the safe running ot paasenvrer trains, which have not beon interfered with. Many of these have been discharged, the K:iixtit« invariably going when removals were made. Iv fact, instead of no discrimi nations it was ail discriminations. As a con sequence there was no chauce for the men to make up their portion of the arbitration com mittee provided for in New York. Strikers who were Knights could not get employment when they offered obedience to the order to return to work. It WOULD HATE BEEN EAST to form our side of the committee with men who bad taken the strikers' places and who bad no grievances to arbitrate. With this state of affairs facing them the general board had no conrse open to it other than the recall of the order to resume work. The matter now rests with District Assemblies N< 93 and 17. 1 see no chance of a settlement — in fact tho situation is worse- now than it ever Mr. Gould undoubtedly is responsible for the failure to keep the agreement. Tho Fort Worth aCair is unfortunate, ami the order being opposed in every way to such measures. should not be held responsible for It. The people were driven to desperation, and the deputy sheriff who led the mob is a well-known des perado. He has quite a history in that line. The dispatches sent by Mr. Hoxio to Jay Gould every day telling of freight traius inoviuK freely are untrue. There is practi cally do freight traffic to and from St. Louis and along the line except a few empty cars or trains filled with armed men. Mr. Gould talks of the weakness of the Knights of La bor. Well, he may think differently before the end of the present troubles. Be who laughs last laughs best. IX THE :riOU'S HANDS. All Employes of East St. Louis Rail- ways Forced to Quit. St. Louis, April 7. — The quiet state of affairs which lias existed in East St. Louis for the past week was suddenly broken by a riot A large crowd of strikers number ing over a thousand men, formed about noon at the railway depot, and headed by the leaders of the strikers in the city, marched to the Ohio & Mississippi railroad depot, where a number of platform men were at work. No guard of police or deputy sheriffs had been stationed there, and the employes were easily forced from their position. Thence the mob advanced upon the Vandalia yards. Here a few deputies were on duty, who ordered the men back. They refused and made a rush, bearing the officers down, and swarmed through the gates into the yards and forced all the em ployes at work out of the yards. From this place they marched to the Chicago. Burlington & Quincy yards, where a similar scene was enacted and all the employes forced out. The men then rushed on to the Chicago & Alton yards, and upon arriving there were met by a strong force of deputy marshals ARMED WITH WINCHESTER*. They ordered the mob back and called upon them to disperse. This the crowd refused to do, and upou attempting to rush through the gates, the marshals brought their rifles to their shoulders and threatened to fire if the crowd advanced. This cooled their ardor some what, and they turned back none the less determined, however, that there should be no work done in that city while the Knights of Labor are still on a strike. The deputies remained on guard at the Alton yards, fearing a second attack upon that point, while the strikers proceeded to the Cairo short line yard. Upon arriv ing there the mob found their way unob structed, and by the same means employed at the other yards forced the men at work to leave their positions. The mob then dis persed, having accomplished their object. All the yards are now deserted and no busi ness is being done in any of them. Late this evening another but smaller mob marched to the Chicago & Alton yards, where they compelled several freight handlers to abandon work and join them. Managers of the railroads terminating in Ea^t St. Louis, fearing that Gov. Oglesby will not order out the militia, are arming deputy sheriffs with Winchester rifles to protect the freight houses against anothei demonstration such as was made to-day. The Chicago. Burlington & Quincy. Louis ville & Nashville, Vandalia and Chicago & Alton yards will each be guarded to-mor row by thirty or forty men from country points, sworn in as deputy sheriffs, heavily armed and with orders to shoot all tress passers ou railroad property. AT ST. LOUS. .Many Unconfirmed Kiimon-nat ter* Generally Inrhancrd. St. Louis, April 7. — One of the mem bers of the executive committee of District Assembly No. 101 said to-day that the presence of Chief Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers is not viewed in a favorable light by some of the leading Knights. In the absence of any positive in formation concerning the object of his visit here, they argue if there was any truth in the report that the engineers con- U-mplatod joining the strikers in aggres sive action against the railroad, some ol his prominent lieutenants would have intimated as much to the members of one of the two executive committees now in seession. Neither Arthur nor any of his men has called upon nor held any con on with any of the com mittee men, and have carefully refrained from aftiiiatinr with them iv any manner, otlicial or otherwise. The general impression appears to be that Arthur is doing his best to prevail upon his men to stand by the roads. Matters have been very quiet at the union depot to-day. There was a goodly number of strickers about the platform conversing among tnemselves, but they have little to do or say to outsiders. Nearly all the men who had gone to wore in the yards of the Missouri I'acific, bridge and tunnel and union depot companies have quit again. There are four crews, all told, working iv the bridge and tunnel yards. It is the intention of the bridge and tunnel and union depot com panies to put more men to work, however, and a number of their old hands have agreed to go back. They, however, are not mem ben of the Knights of Labor. RUMORS FLYING WAMt. Reports hare been in circulation here to day aud to-nischt that Chief Engineer Ar thur has been in consultation with engi neers both In this city and in East St. Louis; that the engineers on both sides of the river are dissatisfied with the situa tion and they desire to go out in sympathy with the Knights of Labor, but up to a late hour to-night none of these nor a half dozen other rumors have been verified. It's not even definitely known that Mr. Arthur has been in the city to-day, nor can it be learned that the en gineers have held any meetings to discuss their relations to their strike. It may be stated with reasonable safety that they have taken no recent action and that their posi tion is now the same as heretofore throughout the trouble. A report gained circulation to-night that Mr. Arthur has been in secret conference with some high railroad officials and that he has left town, but can be traced to no reliable source and little credence is given to it. The report of this morning that twenty of the locomotive firemen of the Bridge «fc Tunnel company had struck is now denied, and the fact that bridge traffic was not interrupted to-day gives a strong color of fact to the denial. The statement to-day that the mob in East St. Louis was first checked by the display of Winchester rifles in the hands of deputy sheriffs in the Cnicago & Alton yards seems to have been a mistake. The scene occurred in the yards of the Louisville »fc Nashville road. Gould'* Interest in Humanity. New York, April 7. — With reference to the manifesto of the Knights of Labor, published this morning, Mr. Gould's repre sentative said: These people geem to forget that coal was made 25 per cent cheaper throughout the Southwest by Mr. Gould when he opened the railroad system. The people through that country are in favor of that company, which shows the statements made this morning are absurd. The Knights, because the Kansas City Journal denounced the acts of the strikers, demanded that the Union News com pany should uot deliver any of the papers of the Journal. Mr. Hoxie notified the News company that no other papers should be car ried if it did not deliver the Journal as usual. The News company had before decided to pay no attention to the order of the Knights. Mr. Gould said the manifesto of the Knights would not have much weight upon the people, especially the people of the Southwest, and he did uot seem at all disturbed. Hoxic'i Daily Telegram. New York, April 7. — The following telegram was received to-day at Mr. Gould's office: St. Louis, April 7. — Two hundred and sev enty-eight freight trains moved yesterday, comprising MM loads, an increase of 21 trains and 6*2 loads over the same day last year. Latgest movement of loads any day since the strike began, and is fully equal to the business before the labor trouoles began. Everything quiet at all points. No truth in the report that our engineers are dissatisfied and are likely to strike. H. M. Hoxle. A DIFFERENT STORY. The actual business done in the railroad yards in this city to-day is as follows: Mis souri Pacific yards, five trains sent out with seventy-two loads, and sixty-two cars were loaded; iron Mountain yards, seven trains sent out with ninety-hve loads, and 102 cars loaded. Powderly For Governor. Special to the Globe. Washixgtox, April 7. — The talk of nominating Grand Master Workman Powderly as Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania increases. He is a Democrat, always has been one, and was at one time suspected of a strong leaning toward free* trade. He is now an undoubted protectionist The question seems to depend somewhat on Mr. Pow derly's own opinions, and on the opinions of the order. He has not said what he would do. He would be a strong candi date with the labor people, and they are the voters. Missouri Pacific Wages. Topeka, Kan., April 7. — State Labor Commissioner Belton, in an interview to day expressed the opinion tliat if the Missouri Pacific officials continued their discourteous treatment of the Knights of Labor a general boycott against the Gould system would be ordered. The commissioner said some time ago West ern roads at his request gave him figures regarding their scale of wages, from which he made a tabulated statement demon strating that the Missouri Pacific paid an average of 38 per cent, less wages than any other road. The commissioner also expressed a disbelief in Mr. Gould's statement, that the company had retained in its employ hundreds of unnecessary men for fear of precipitating trouble with the Knights ot Labor. Quiet at Fort Worth. Fort Worth, Tex., April 7. — Every thing is quiet here, and trains are moving regularly. One company of rangers was sent to Alvanardo to-day, on rumors of trouble there, but later advices show that the rumors were without foundation. Ini tiative steps have been taken by the Parker county Fanners' alliance looking to the nomination and election of a laboring man's state and county ticket Billiard-Table Makers. Chicago, April 7.— Four hundred and fifty employes of the Brunswick-Balke Col lander Billiard Table manufacturing com pany to-day demanded an advance in wages of 15 to 20 per cent, and requested that piece work in the bar fixtures depart ment be abolished. The company is given until to morrow evening in which to reply. The firm express their belief that the trouble will be amicably adjussed to-mor row. The Governors Confer. Kansas City, Mo., April 7. — Gov. Martin of Kansas and Gov. Marmaduke of this state were in the city to-day. The lat ter said this ovening that they had an in formal conference regarding the Missouri Pacific strike, the result of which was the conclusion that the matter is practically settled. Powderly TCucli Better. Sckastox, Pa., April 7.— Master Work man Powderly is able to attend to his cor respondence and expects to be sufficiently recovered within a few days to leave the house. Industrial Items. At least a thousand Dion and boys gathered in front of Brush ke Jfc Riekes' furniture fac tory. Chicago, Tuesday evening; and threw bricks and missiles at the non-union workinjr iui-n as they left work. Three men were arrested. .North western Bates Restored. Special to the Globe-. Chicago, April 7. — The Illinois Central was not present at to-day's meeting of the old roads in the Northwestern Traffic asso ciation. ••Wo half promised them last night," said Mr. Horace Tucker, general freight agent of the Illinois Central road, "that we would at tend their meeting to-day, but General Man ager Jeffrey decided this morning that the Illinois Central would not fro in. The North western Traffic association has been rotten for a long time. I don't believe Its rates will hold forty-eight hours after adjournment." The roads all met at Carman's office at 10:30 and there was a thity-minutes' wait for the Illinois Central. They then went into session with Mr. Bird of the St. Paul in the chair. At 11 o'clock dinner was or dered in and that over the meeting went on. As a result of their conference the following rates will go Into effect to-mor row on freight from Chicago to St. Paul and Minneapolis: First class, 30 cents; second class, 20 cents; third class, 15 cents; fourth class, 1*34 cents; fifth class, 10 cents, class A, 12>£ cents; classes B, C and D, 10 cents; grain and flour. V2}£ cents. It Is understood that the Illinois Central has not formally agreed to adopt these rates but the other roads appear con fident that it will do so. A third member of the party of wolf bitten Kus.-Uus who came to Paris to be treated by M. Pasteur has died. Like the other two, be showed symptoms of hydro phobia. NO. 9 8 A PLEA FOR CHARACTER The Story of the Interest of Minister Winston in the Late Jennie Woods. He Made Her Many Gifts and Constantly Urged Her to Lead a Bet ter Life. An lowa Couple Murder an Old Man for a Mere Pittance of Pelf. His Body Is Found Naked and Horri bly Mamgled at the Door u fills House. Winston's Interest in Jennie Woods. Special to the Globe. Chicago, April 7.— When United States Minister to Persia F. H. Winston went away to Europe last spring he left in the care of Charles Kern, in whose hands he placed a considerable sum of money for her benefit, a handsome young woman in whom he had taken a great interest. This girl was Jennie Woods, who died from the effects of opium smoking on West Madison street Monday. Mr. Winston first met the girl in Kingsley's restaurant She came originally from Cleveland, where her family lives in wealthy circumstauces. She was betrayed by one of her admirers. Then she went on the stage and remained there until November, 1884, when she took up her residence in Chicago with a gambler. After Mr. Winston's introduction to her by a friend of both he gradually became very affectionate to her. She wanted to improve ' herself, and he paid her tuition at a West side business college. Before he went away to Persia ne sent her the following letter, which was found among her effects: THE LETTEU: Chicago, 111., Dec. 26, 1385.— My dear Jennie: I have your letter, and am glad to hear from you again. lam surprised to learn that you have left Chicago. I have been absent my self for some weeks ie Washington and New York, so that I did not know that you had gone. You are mistaken in hinting i was angry with you when I last saw you. I was not angry, but sorry that you had allowed a bad habit to control you even for a time. Xow, Jennie,! believe you will credit me with being a friend of yours, I have thought and do think, and shall always think, a great deal of you— more than I ever thought of a girl in your station — and I have hoped that you might rise in life and become a good woman. You have some noble traits of char acter, and under different circumstances you would have done much better than you hare. 1 still hope and pray that you may yet become a useful, happy woman. It is useless to go the ground that I have so often go over with you, but I ask you to sometimes think of ms and my advice to you, and as YOU KNOW I AM SINCERE and advice you for your own pood, follow my advice. Be true to yourself and try to raise yourself, and believe that you will always have my sympathy and good wishes. I may uever see you again, Jennie, in this world, but I do hope to Lear good accounts of you. I shall be in the city until Jan. 12, and then start on my long journey. Good-bye, may God bless you. Yours, F. The girl's acquaintances say Mr. Winston was lavish with his gifts to her. At one time he presented her with a horse. Jennie told her landlady that Mr. Winston wanted her to take rooms on the North side, but she refused. She said she didn't love him; but after he went away, and when she heard of his contemplated marriage with, Miss Calhoun, she became greatly de pressed. '"I could have married him my self, and gone to Europe,*' she said. "Why didn't I do it?"' Mr. Winston sent her a pug dog from Europe, sayiue he hoped it might remind her of him. He called the dog "Mnemosyne," the goddess of memory. A GHASTLY JHURDER. The Fiendish *)ecd of an lowa Pair. Special to the Globe. Charitox, la., April 7.— Charles Archi bald, aneccentiic man of about 70, was found murdered in his back yard this morn ing, his body being naked and horribly mangled, his skull broken and his body covered with dirt. He lived by him self in an old hut near the depot and wa9 supposed to have considerable money about his person. On the discovery ot the body ■ trail was found leading to the house of Thomas Kelley, a man of hard reputation, the ground showing plainly that he had been dragged from Kelley's house. The police at once took charge of the premises and asrested Kelley and his wife. In the cellar was found the murdered man's coat and one of his shoes, a club covered with, blood and hair, and a soldering iron in the the same condition. Blood was on the floor and numerous articles were found up stairs with blood on them, in Kelley's coal shed was found Sl/230 in an old "tin can all matters going to show that the old man was murdered in Kelley's kitchen, by Kel ley and his wife, his body dropped through, a trap door into the cellar, and to make sure of his death they pounded him to pieces. To cover their guilt, his body was dragged to his own door yard and left there by Kelley. Ttie ail'air was conducted by him in a most bungling manner, and cir cumstantial evidence against him is over whelming. Kelley and his wife are both in jail awaiting the coroner's verdict. Destroyed by .Tlohamniedanf. Bah Fbaxcisco, April 7. — Advices from the Phiilipine islands state that on Feb. 15 a party of Mohammedan fanatics attacked a mission house at Zamontaco, on the isl and Mindano, set fire to the mission house as well as the dwelling house of the priests, the old church, a new church in process of erection, and the store houses, the whole beicg burned to ashes. The loss is esti mated at SIS, 000. A Spanish force was sent to chastise them, when twelve were killed and several wounded, the loss on the Spanish side being one captain of infantry and four men wounded, and one man killed. Three days previous the same band burned the village of Armadeo and a naval coal depot. The losses were very great. The Court Didn't See It. Chicago, April 7.— John Coleman, the Pinkertou watchman who was arrested for shooting a striker at the McCormick reaper works in April, 18S5, was on trial for as sault with intent to kill before Judge Gar rett this morning. During the strike a wagon loaded with Pinkerton men was at tacked by a crowd of strikers and the de fendant and several of his companions tired. All swore they tired in the air or In the ground, but one of the strikers, George Roth by name, was shot in the back, and a witness testified to having seen Coieman fire the shot The court was unable to de termine who did the shooting and the de fendaut was discharged. Will All be Convicted. New York. April 7.— District Attorney Martine says that Aid. Waite has furnished sufficient evidence to convict all the bribe takers and bribe givers in the Broadway franchise matter. Criminal C'ul lines. A man named Ellis of St. Francis, Ark., when under the influence of liquor, flred at his wife with a Winchester rifle, the ball first striking her on the wrist, then passing entirely through the body of a child, which she had in her arms, then penetrated the body of the mother, inflicting a mortal wound. The child died in a short time. Two delegates called on Gov. Gray of In diana yesterday and asked commutation of the death sentence parsed on Phillips, th« colored wife murderer. The governor de clined to interfere and Phillips will be hanged to-morrow. Aid. De Lacy of New York left that city last Sunday night with the intention of re maining away "until the clouds roll by." C. S. Benham, superintendent of the Copp«f Queen Mining company, C»ndaneas, Sonora, was shot dead at Hcrmosillo Tuesday by hi* coachman. Fred Sweet.